Grace & Steel Ep. 69 02/02/17

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TOPIC: Why Is Today’s Pop Music So Bad? Answer: Too many songwriters and producers on each track. Now you know so you can relax and enjoy the show.

Here are some links to stories and items mentioned in the podcast:

Youtube, Jun. 12, 2015: Community – S03E10 /// Baby Boomer Santa

Amazon.com: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits

Infogalactic: American Idol

Christina Garibaldi in MTV, May 17, 2014: 15 Years Later, Backstreet Boys’ Millennium Is The Greatest Ever: Here’s Proof

Wikipedia: New Kids on the Block

Infogalactic: List of fastest selling albums by country (United States)

New York Times, Aug. 22, 2016: Lou Pearlman, Svengali Behind Backstreet Boys and ’NSync, Dies at 62

News.au.com, Jan. 24, 2014: Former N’Sync member Lance Bass reveals the boy band earned $35 a day

QUOTE: “…a legion of gay managers were busy running the pop world…”
Google books: Last Night a Dj Saved My Life

Wikipedia: …Baby One More Time (album) Promotion

The Lefsetz Letter

Fortune, Sep. 5, 2014: Ashes to ashes, peer to peer: An oral history of Napster

Wired, Apr. 16, 2013: The Short History of Napster 1.0

Geek, Oct. 27, 2010: LimeWire, Napster, The Pirate Bay: A Brief History of File Sharing

NPR, Dec. 31, 2009: The Loudness Wars: Why Music Sounds Worse

Infogalactic: Loudness war

Recording Magazine: What’s Mastering All About?

Fox News, Dec. 20, 2008: Music Industry to End Mass Lawsuits Against File-Sharers

Ad (jpeg): “The man can’t bust our music”

Rolling Stone, Jul. 5, 1973: Clive Davis Ousted; Payola Coverup Charged

New York Times, Apr. 12, 2000: A Salute to Clive Davis, Ousted at Arista Records

Amazon.com: Supernatural Legacy Edition

Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, Feb. 23, 2000: It’s A Surprising, Supernatural Time For Carlos Santana

Amazon.com: Led Zeppelin I Remastered Original

IMDb: That Thing You Do! (1996)

Rolling Stone, May 9, 2016: Beatles Producer George Martin Dead at 90

Mental Floss, Jul. 8, 2014: 15 Albums That Cost a Fortune to Make

Daily Mail, Nov. 7, 2014: The rock star who snorted a line of cocaine SEVEN MILES long! In an eye-popping new memoir, Fleetwood Mac’s leader reveals the true epic scale of their debauchery…

Youtube, Oct. 5, 2012: The Beatles – Love me Do

Youtube, Jun. 10, 2012: Yes – Tales from Topographic Oceans (Full Album)

Wikipedia: Brain Salad Surgery

Face to Face blog, Jan. 17, 2017: Will Trump era make pop music great again?

The Guardian, Dec. 29, 2016: Amanda Palmer: ‘Donald Trump is going to make punk rock great again’

Billboard, Jan. 16, 2017: Where Is Music Headed in 2017? Here’s A Peek

Wikipedia: (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?

Sinatra Archive, Aug. 11, 2010: Sinatra/Miller Feud

New York Times, Aug. 2, 2010: Mitch Miller, Maestro of the Singalong, Dies at 99

Rolling Stone, Oct. 23, 1975: Bob Dylan, Jazz Stars Salute Label Pioneer John Hammond

CBS, Jan. 10, 2017: U2 delayed new album because of Donald Trump’s victory

Wikipedia: Supernatural (Santana album)

Wikipedia: Fuse (Track Listing)

NPR, Sep. 22, 2011: ‘Nevermind’ At 20: Producer Butch Vig On Nirvana

Youtube, Jun. 21, 2010: Rolling Stones – Dandelion (stereo)

Youtube, Jun. 4, 2009: Wire “I Am The Fly”

The Guardian, Feb. 1, 2013: The 20 best glam-rock songs of all time

Roving Jay, Jul. 25, 2013: Down Memory Lane with Glam Rockers Slade

Variety, Jan. 27, 2017: Unscripted Producers Feel Squeeze of Growing Expenses, Reduced Pay

Rolling Stone: R.E.M. Bio

Youtube, Jan. 16, 2008: Buggles – Video killed the radio star 1979