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Concept Albums | Ep #42

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All in all, we're tearing down the wall between concept, multi-release, and other "event" albums in one epic recording on epic recordings. 

Show Notes: 

07:01 Blame the Beatles
09:06 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
11:30 The Beatles ("The White Album")
12:06 The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
13:10 Interlude: The Beach Boys: "Wouldn't It Be Nice?"
16:01 The making of London Calling
19:15 Interlude: The Clash: "London Calling"
20:20 Blink-182: Self-titled
22:40 Marilyn Manson: Antichrist Superstar
24:10 Green Day: American Idiot
29:30 Cigarettes & Valentines
31:20 Interlude: Green Day: "Jesus of Suburbia"
32:35 Indulgent undoings (21st Century Breakdown / Sandinista!)
35:20 !Uno! / !Dos! / !Tre!
37:10 Multi-release albums 
40:20 Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I and II
31:10 The Sex Pistols
42:09 Use Your Illusion midnight release (9/17/1991)
42:45 Interlude: Saves the Day: "Daybreak" 
44:10 Saves the Day: Sound the Alarm / Under the Boards / Daybreak
48:29 Pink Floyd: The Wall
51:20 The Wall stage show (Part 1 / Part 2)

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Reader Comments (4)

I've gotta stop listening to your episodes about music. How did The Who's Tommy not come up. How did Blink 182?

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternick

Wanted to add a comment about 2 interesting concept albums that you guys might not know. Both are compilations, strangely. Colonel Jeffrey Pumpernickel has a bunch of great indie bands and comic artists singing and drawing scenes from the Colonel's life.

Then, Dark Night of the Soul is one of my favorite albums of 2010. Its written by Danger Mouse and Mark Linkous from Sparklehorse, but it has tons of big guest artists. Lots of catchy songs but some dark themes, accentuated by the fact that Mark Linkous killed himself shortly after (and so did another guy on it, Vic Chestnut) Look it up.

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternick

I was going to ask why Tommy was not mentioned but someone beat me to it. Also, I don't think rock and roll invented the concept album. Jazz was doing it long before the Beatles.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

After the fact, I realized we missed a big one with The Who. I don't know that John or I are particularly familiar with the the band or album, though.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

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