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1: Tears For Fears - The Hurting (1983)

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Release Date: 10/18/2017

Holiday Special 2019 show art Holiday Special 2019

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It’s that time of year again, Deeper Cuts fans; the season of our holiday gift exchange! With some (actually, quite a lot of) trepidation in the hopes that our gifts are yuletide treasures rather than lumps of coal, the Deeper Cuts trio explore a range of musical styles from synthpop to blues-rock to yet another nod to our patented Muppet Agenda. What are the results? A Christmas miracle? Or does Santa’s sleigh crash into the (go tell it on the) mountain? Find out in this special 2019 holiday edition of the Deeper Cuts podcast! And happy holidays, one and all! which also includes all the...

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3.6: ABBA - Super Trouper (1980) show art 3.6: ABBA - Super Trouper (1980)

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Home. What does it mean? What associations do people commonly hold about what their home means to them? How can music help to tie us to home, especially when one is far from it and missing it? When Graeme went to a military school at the age of 12, ABBA’s penultimate 1980 album Super Trouper helped him to keep his feet on the ground while he was regularly apart from his family. How did this record help Graeme during this trying period to make that connection? What is it about this record that brought him joy then, and what is it about it that does the same today? How does music help us keep,...

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3.5: EELS - Daisies of the Galaxy show art 3.5: EELS - Daisies of the Galaxy

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Sometimes, it’s just time to move on. And yet, after struggles, trials and tribulations and painful endings, sometimes that’s not the easiest thing to do. How do you find the right path? How do you redefine your life once an important chapter has closed? This is a situation we all face in one way or another. For Rob, the 2000 album Daisies of the Galaxy by EELS was the soundtrack to a tumultuous chapter in his life. Luckily in that very record, he found some perspective on the subjects of pain and struggle, loneliness, and how to look on the bright side even though the skies were still...

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3.4: Green Day - American Idiot (2004) show art 3.4: Green Day - American Idiot (2004)

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Rebellion. Anger. Even disillusionment. These are only some of what makes up the human experience. This may be even more pertinent during our youth, and when times of great turmoil are reflected in the headlines, and in the lives of the people we know. It could also be just about the drudgery of our existences, and the feeling that we need to get the hell out and find something new! It all makes us want to cry out in protest and demand a better life for ourselves and for everyone in the world along with us. Green Day’s 2004 record American Idiot provided the soundtrack for...

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3.3: Mavis Staples - Have a Little Faith (2004) show art 3.3: Mavis Staples - Have a Little Faith (2004)

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The world can be a place of trouble and darkness. But in that darkness, there is hope to be found if one is open to doing so. That was just the message that Rob needed as grim world events were coming to a head and as the call to fatherhood to a baby daughter beckoned him at the same time, fears, doubts and all. It was former Staples Singer, soul proponent, and civil rights-era voice of hope Mavis Staples’ 2004 album Have A Little Faith that provided a pathway into the next phase of his life as a dad. Among all of the blues, soul, gospel and folk textures to be found on the record, and...

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3.2: Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (1997) show art 3.2: Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (1997)

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Some music in our lives gets us at a young age. It bonds itself to our DNA for the rest of our lives, connecting us with memories of unfiltered teenaged joy, posters plastered onto bedroom walls, and the reckless abandon of dance moves and hairbrush microphones in front of the mirror. Our first pop album is all about the heart and about the enthusiasm that came so naturally to us when we were kids. Immortal boyband Backstreet Boys and their 1998 self-titled debut was an impactful force along these lines for our Shannon Dohar. But what does the rest of the Deeper cuts trio think about...

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3.2: Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (1997) show art 3.2: Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (1997)

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Some music in our lives gets us at a young age. It bonds itself to our DNA for the rest of our lives, connecting us with memories of unfiltered teenaged joy, posters plastered onto bedroom walls, and the reckless abandon of dance moves and hairbrush microphones in front of the mirror. Our first pop album is all about the heart and about the enthusiasm that came so naturally to us when we were kids. Immortal boyband Backstreet Boys and their 1998 self-titled debut was an impactful force along these lines for our Shannon Dohar. But what does the rest of the Deeper cuts trio think about this...

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3.1: Wendy Carlos - Switched-On Bach (1968) show art 3.1: Wendy Carlos - Switched-On Bach (1968)

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People are constantly doing things to improve themselves, to help make themselves a little smarter (or make themselves think that they’re smarter). Sometimes music can be part of a self-improvement. That’s what Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach was for Graeme; as the revolutionary electronic music album started the a-little-too-serious teenaged Graeme on an excursion into the wider world of classical music. But how does that seminal record resonate with him all these years later? What do his compatriots in the Deeper Cuts trio think of it? There’s only one way to find out. So, switch...

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3.0: The Band - The Band (1969) (Happy 50th Birthday Rob!) show art 3.0: The Band - The Band (1969) (Happy 50th Birthday Rob!)

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Surprise! Before the new season of Deeper Cuts debuts next week, we did a bonus episode as a surprise party of a podcast for our beloved Deeper Cuts co-host Rob Jones, who turns 50 today (February 15, 2019)! Join Graeme and Shannon as they talk about a favourite band and a favourite album of Rob's, The Band's 1969 self-titled album (which was made the year Rob was born!) Two-thirds of the Deeper Cuts trio also discuss the joy of making, and sharing, music and have a few things to say about the birthday boy himself. So join in the party! (You'll have to get your own piece of...

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Holiday Special 2018 show art Holiday Special 2018

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Happy holidays, Deeper Cuts fans! In anticipation for our upcoming third season, we have the 2018 edition of our holiday episode. This time, the Deeper Cuts trio gather around the yuletide tree to exchange gifts to celebrate the season. What gifts are we exchanging? Music, of course. Each of us gave another of our group a musical gift; an album each chosen specifically for Graeme, Shannon, and Rob based on their tastes, and wrapped up in a bow. What albums are we talking about here? Do our gifts to each other light up the Christmas tree? Or do they pour water on the yuletide hearth? Find out...

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Being a teenager is tough. We all have those albums that we went to for solace when we were slogging through our teen years that helped us to realize that we’re not alone in our awkward gloominess. Rob submits this one as his go-to teenage angst record; Tears For Fears’ 1983 debut album The Hurting. With Graeme and Shannon, our questing Deeper Cuts trio explore the themes of emotional states of mind reflected in the music, how lyrics connect with an audience, and how a once treasured album holds up (or doesn’t) all these years later.