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Listening to the Chris and Amanda Show is like eating a delicious ice cream cone on an 80-degree day. It is the ultimate he said she said. We each pick 3 songs that we think the other has never heard before, then we have a discussion about them. It’s like listening to your friends' conversations at lunch or coffee break. Together we rate the songs on a sliding scale of 1-5 records with 1 being a dumpster fire and 5 being a song that will never leave our ears. If you’re a music fan or a fan o ...
 
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There are few singer-songwriters as inimitable as Joni Mitchell, with her swirling song forms, leaping melodies, and that magical voice, untethered by the laws of gravity. On this episode, Kirk takes a deep dive into Joni's 1974 song "Help Me," a hummingbird of a tune hovering between commitment and flight, tumbling and falling past love and toward…
 
This week we're joined by Mike from WFOD as we go through some punk songs. Branden begrudgingly kills a baby with the worst song they made. While Mike brings us an already dead baby. You get to decide what's worse, a lazy attempt at a remix with monster sounds and spacey bullshit. Or an anti suicide song that victim blames and makes everything abou…
 
Bands reuniting can lead to varied results - especially when bands reunite without key members. But is it hypocritical to be skeptical of some reunions while fully accepting of others when the band’s circumstances may be identical? What makes some reunions successful and others a complete bust? That’s what Matt and Zach discuss in the latest episod…
 
On this episode of The Chris and Amanda Show, we each share 3 new songs for each other to react to and rate! This week we're sharing all new music with one another! Amanda worked off BIllboards Hot 100 chart and Chris used Loud Wire's Weekly Wire playlist from Spotify. Chris's List The Dying Song (time to sing ) slipknot Raised by Wolves - Yhe Inte…
 
It's time for another country music showdown! This week Branden brings a song from someone who was way more successful with his other band. And Red brought half of a country music duo to see if "progress" can beat a whiny breakup song? Or maybe it's political? Either way its trash. You get to decide between: Aaron Lewis: Sticks and Stones vs John R…
 
The Interrupters have created lots of buzz with their blend of two-tone ska So-Cal punk rock. But does the band live up to their hype with album number 4, “In The Wild”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competition. In each episode, both hosts are give…
 
This week Branden would like to apologize to everyone. The heat got to him and he took it out on a "child" who absolutely deserves it. What's got him so upset? Both of these songs are hard to get through. I mean really it's just awful. The guys go through some pop music to see what is worse; a repetitive nonsensical "song" with a major overuse of t…
 
After more than two years, a Strong Songs jazz mystery is finally solved. Thanks to listener (and outro soloist) Jeff Bean, who finally cracked the case of the mysterious lick played by Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, and may others. I can finally sleep at night. FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE: "Moanin" by Bobby Timmons recorded by Art Blakey and the Jazz Me…
 
It's been a minute - we play catch up with reviews of Jordan Peele's Nope, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On and more. Also discussed: The Bear, Ms. Marvel, Stranger Things, The Bob's Burgers Movie, Lightyear, Thor: Love and Thunder, The Black Phone, Mrs. Snake Charmer, The Violence, Just Like Mother, The Pallbearer's Club, The Old Man, P Valley, The …
 
It's a battle of washed up 80s icons this week as we are joined for the first time by a listener. Myster Magenta challenged us to see what is worse, a heavy metal song that tip toes around the idea of fucking some pussy? Or an ultra soft and confusing love ballad about a potential stripper that the lead singer wants to impregnate. You get to decide…
 
On this episode of The Chris and Amanda Show, we each share 3 new songs for each other to react to and rate! Chris shared some 80's metal classics by Iron Maiden, Motorhead, and Dio with Amanda this week. Amanda shared some music from the Down Under in the way of Australia's Tori Forsyth, Martha Marlow, and Indigenous Australian, Emily Wurramara. C…
 
In Episode 0089 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by longtime Organic Director Marshal Norman. Now there have been many requests for a Robin Trower album, specifically Bridge of Sighs. Trower's long career has many albums to choose from but Bridge is considered his classic recording. In true CRABA style the hosts go after a…
 
Beyonce has easily been one of the past two decades’ most powerful and influential figures in pop culture. But if you had to whittle down her vast musical catalogue down to three songs, which three would we declare as Queen Bey’s best? Find out our choices ahead of her new album "Renaissance" in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Ha…
 
Back in July 2020, Kirk made a special episode of his video games podcast Triple Click all about the music of Final Fantasy VII. It was basically an episode of Strong Songs, it just ran in a different podcast feed. Now it's July 2022, and with Strong Songs on break for the month, it seemed like a good time to run that episode in the Strong Songs fe…
 
On this episode of The Chris and Amanda Show, we're going back into the upside-down! You asked for it and you got it - we're diving back in to discuss more of our favorite songs featured in Stranger Things. We'll be sharing our short list of tunes that have been featured across all seasons of Stranger Things and why we like them. So get ready to li…
 
This week Branden brings a song to Red that he enjoyed and Red shat all over it! A challenge was issued for Red to bring two rap icons to the show and try to prove why they make dog shit. Can a rap about a painting? Or maybe a woman? Or someones mom getting fucked? Either way can a shit rap beat a song about how much weed Snoop smokes? Spoilers: He…
 
There's no harm in a band trying to evolve their sound. But it can sometimes be startling when a band sounds almost unrecognizable from their debut album. So which three bands do we think sound the most different from their humble beginnings? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast wh…
 
With the first qualifier over with its time to wipe the slate clean with a new roundup of shit music. And what better way to kick things off than with some new rock from some rock icons. Can a rehashing of a 30 year old song beat a love song dedicated to an instrument? You get to decide between: Red Hot Chili Peppers: Black Summer vs Def Leppard: T…
 
Heathcliff! It's us, it's Strong Songs, we've come home! In March of 2021, the time was right for a deep dive into the music of the great Kate Bush, and what better song to analyze than her breakthrough 1978 hit, "Wuthering Heights." (And in July of 2022, with Bush's fame at new heights thanks to Netflix's Stranger Things, the time is perhaps even …
 
On this episode of The Chris and Amanda Show, we share some of our favorite songs featured in Disney films. So put on your Mickey ears and get ready to be our guest as we discuss some of our favorite songs from many of the most iconic films in Disney history. To Infinity and Beyond! Do you agree or disagree with our lists? Watch or Listen NOW! Firs…
 
It's time to break up Shitty Song of the Year with our first qualifier round! First we take care of some business by settling a couple ties but then we get right into the important shit. And joining us to go through everything is that mother fucking baby killer himself Jodie B. It's time for Shitty Song of the Week Thunderdome! 26 songs enter, only…
 
After 20 years, Coheed And Cambria remain committed as ever to the concept album format. So how does the progressive alt rock outfit’s 10th effort “Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind” fair among the other albums within their beloved Amory Wars storyline? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a pod…
 
On this episode of The Chris and Amanda Show, we put on our ghostbusting proton power packs and shared some of our favorite songs from the year 1984. That's right we're jumping into our music time machine and sharing songs from the year that brought us Ghostbusters, The first Apple Macintosh, The A-Team, and "Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go" Amanda's L…
 
For over a decade, Porcupine Tree left many fans wondering if they’d ever play together again - let alone release new music. So do Steve Wilson, Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison live up to fans’ expectations with “CLOSURE / CONTINUATION”, or does the progressive rock outfit’s first album in 13 years leave much to be desired? Find out what Matt a…
 
In Episode 0088 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by longtime Organic Director Gunnar Ritzmann. They go deep behind the Iron Curtain to try and understand the Stazi's distaste for rock and roll. Can the fun-loving East Germans rock? Or is it just propaganda? Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast.…
 
ANNOUNCEMENT TIME! We are only a few days away from the first Shitty Song of the Year Qualifier round and we are giving you the chance to change the outcome! Head over to shittysong.show/vote where you get to decide which 2 loser songs get to come back and compete! We also wanted to give you all a special bonus episode to thank you for all the supp…
 
Tori Amos was one of the most distinctive songwriters of the 90s, and remains a powerful musical voice decades later. "Silent All These Years," one of many strong singles off of her 1992 solo debut, is a perfect encapsulation of so many of the things that make her music special. On this episode, Kirk takes a close look at this delicate, tenuously b…
 
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