This week’s Liner Note Leftovers is a mixed bag! The caper of Randy Bachman’s stolen guitar! Paul McCartney’s hidden message [and impact] on the Simpsons+ his hidden soup recipe! Also, features on Rush’s Closer To The Heart, Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same and Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell.
Part I- Closer To The Heart: Rush’s Closer To The Heart is a staple and considered a rock anthem, but if you think about it, it sounds REALLY weird in the mix of A Farewell to Kings. Here’s why this song sounds so different, and we also look at the long-lasting impact of the song.
Part II- The Great Gretsch Caper: Fifty years after it goes missing, Randy Bachman’s beloved 1957 Gretsch Guitar is recovered half a world away. This story runs deep, and goes to show how far a guitarist will go for their axe.
Part III- Paul McCartney Soup: How Paul and Linda McCartney had a hand in a major plot point of the Simpsons. Also, why there’s a soup recipe on the song Maybe I’m Amazed. We’ve made enough Gazpacho for everyone! It’s tomato soup served ice cold!
Part IV- Like A Bat Out Of Hell: In 1977, it looked like there was no more unlikely a rockstar than Meat Loaf. Here’s why teaming up with theatre writer Jim Steinman created one of the greatest [and most rejected] rock albums of all time.
Part IV- The Song Remains the Same: The story of the great, loud and very weird Led Zeppelin rockumentary The Song Remains the Same. Why is John Paul Jones wearing a wig? Who stole the $200,000? What’s with the Werewolves? Let’s discuss.
This week’s episode also features an announcement about the future of the podcast! If you wanna chat about what we do next, hit me up via email at [email protected] or at my day job 106.1 The Goat! See you next week for our special Halloween Liner Note Leftovers!
Songs Featured This Week:
- Closer to The Heart- Bubbles & Alex Lifeson
- You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet- BTO
- Maybe I’m Amazed [Simpsons Version] – Paul McCartney
- Bat Out Of Hell – Meat Loaf
- Since I’ve Been Lovin’ You- Led Zeppelin
Clips Featured this Week Came From:
- The Simpsons, S3E10-Flaming Moe’s
- The Simpsons, S7E5- Lisa The Vegitarian
- Trailer Park Boys S3E5- Closer To The Heart