Special Topics in Metalology: You Wanted the Best, You Got the 1980s Kisscography…
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
1M ago
Wherein Eric torments John relentlessly, deep diving into the life and work of Kiss, the single most favorite band of Eric's misspent youth, in the 1980s. Throughout these "Special Topics in Metalology" episodes, we'll feature extended timeframes, more music, and even more verbal sparring, as we engage in deep dive explorations and analyses of challenging and esoteric subjects drawn from a wide swath of heavy metal history. Click on the links below for all the music listening breaks in this episode! Music listening break #1: "Creatures of the Night" from Creatures of the Night (1982)- https ..read more
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Heroes of the Metal Underground: 1980s American Independent Metal Bands with author Alexandros Anesiadis
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
2M ago
Wherein Eric rings in the holiday season in the best way possible: By exploring the esoteric underworld of 1980s American independent heavy metal bands with author Alexandros Anesiadis. Alex is the author of the fantastic new book Heroes of the Metal Underground: The Definitive Guide to 1980s American Independent Metal Bands. Purchase copies for yourself and 10 of your closest friends at: https://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Metal-Underground-Definitive-Independent/dp/1627311408 Assigned Listening #1: Street Child- "Street Child" ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5P_Yuio2pc Assigned Listening #2 : Ru ..read more
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A 20th Century Curmudgeon’s Guide to 21st Century Heavy Metal: AOTY 2023, Baby!
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
2M ago
Wherein Eric, flying solo, takes a bit of a chronological detour, examining the heavy metal of the 21st century. On this edition, Eric surveys the very best albums of 2023, along with a pedagogical discussion of some of the many, many sub genres that comprise the metal of the 21st century, culminating in the official pick for HM101 Heavy Metal Album of the Year for 2023! Visit us at: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heavymetal101podcast⁠⁠ ⁠⁠(you can leave us a voicemail if you're so inclined!) Contact us at: ⁠⁠⁠⁠heavymetal101podcast@gmail.com⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Social media: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.faceboo ..read more
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Women Who Rock Pt. 2: The Heavy Metal Ladies of the 1980s!
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
3M ago
Wherein Eric and John conclude their epic diptych exploring the music and stories of women who rock, taking a look at an assortment of amazing female heavy metal artists and their extraordinary music making in the 1980s. Opening clip: Wendy O. Williams Assigned Listening #1: Rock Goddess- "My Angel" https://youtu.be/ezQ6jDaC6Tc?si=DrrizhtdjJXyggxl Assigned Listening #2 : Wendy O. Williams- "It's My Life" ⁠https://youtu.be/J3AJq_a8ETc?si=-NEA49-pHqcc9zds⁠ Assigned Listening #3 : Warlock- "All We Are" https://youtu.be/SX-_-4yBFIg?si=Goqv9bSTHvx59yrt Visit us at: https://podcasters.spotify.com/po ..read more
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Women Who Rock Pt. 1: A Prehistory of Women in Metal
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
4M ago
Wherein Eric and John embark on an epic diptych exploring the stories of women who rock, first by delving into the prehistory of women in heavy metal via a look at of some of the monumental contributions of women to the wider history of rock music from 1938 through the 1970s. Opening clip: Joan Jett Closing clip: Lzzy Hale Assigned Listening #1: Sister Rosetta Tharpe- "Strange Things Happening Every Day" (1944) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4-22b72muY Assigned Listening #2 (sort of): Big Mama Thornton- "Hound Dog" (1952) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucqhmFyzMgs Assigned Listening #3: T ..read more
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The 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular: Long Live the King Pt. 2 (King Diamond in the 1980s)
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
5M ago
Wherein Eric and John take Heavy Metal 101 to the next level, combining elements of classic horror radio plays, telling the narratives of four macabre King Diamond classics, alongside the story of the band and the man in the 1980s in classic HM101 style. Prologue- "The Call" The Story of Fatal Portait Eric and John do their thing, pt. 1 Assigned listening #1: "Halloween" (from Fatal Portrait)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ppu5BsqKck The Story of Abigail Eric and John do their thing, pt. 2 Bonus listening: "A Mansion in Darkness" (from Abigail)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kFDU04PA-o T ..read more
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Metal Gets HUGE (Three Pop Metal Masterpieces from 1986/7)
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
5M ago
Wherein Eric and John take a scenic tour through the cassette collection of a young Eric, and explore three of the biggest pop metal hit albums of the mid-1980s: Bon Jovi- Slippery When Wet, Whitesnake- Whitesnake (aka 1987), and Def Leppard- Hysteria. Assigned Listening #1: Bon Jovi- "You Give Love a Bad Name" (the video) ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrZHPOeOxQQ Assigned Listening #2: Whitesnake- "Here I Go Again" (1982 video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSlSaGcc0QM "Here I Go Again" (1987 video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyF8RHM1OCg Assigned Listening #3: Def Leppard- "Pou ..read more
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The Thrash Metal Masterpieces of the "Big 4": 1986/7
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
6M ago
Wherein Eric and John return for season three with a bang, exploring the seminal works of the "Big 4" of American thrash in 1986/7, Metallica's Master of Puppets, Megadeth's Peace Sells...But Who’s Buying?, Slayer's Reign in Blood, and Anthrax's Among the Living. Assigned Listening #1: Metallica- "Battery" ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvW4OQFA_UY Megadeth: "Peace Sells" the video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdEupVsL07E Assigned Listening #2: Slayer- "Angel of Death" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7cWi41XGCM Visit us at: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heavymetal101podcast ..read more
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A Brief History of Glam Metal Part 2: The First Wave of Los Angeles Glam Metal (1981-85)
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
10M ago
Wherein Eric and John continue to delve ever more deeply into the gritty, glitzy history of glam metal, focusing this time on the first wave of 1980's Sunset Strip bands including Mötley Crüe, Dokken, W.A.S.P., Great White, Stryper, and Ratt. Assigned Listening #1- Mötley Crüe- "Live Wire" (version 1, Elektra Records) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6AiAKJDWCQ (version 2, Leathür Records original mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJjydoG5M9E Assigned Listening #2*: Ratt- "Lack of Communication" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8kFKMjTFBs *Just in case you aren't familiar, here's a link to ..read more
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A Brief History of Glam Metal Part 1: Foundations of Glam and the Sunset Strip in the 1970s
Heavy Metal 101
by Eric Schwartz
11M ago
Wherein Eric and John delve into the seedier side of the heavy metal multiverse, exploring the history of glam metal via both an examination of the earliest days of British glam rock and a look at the proto-glam metal scene found on the 1970's Sunset Strip. Assigned Listening #1: Montrose- "Rock Candy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z25xrCoTdZI Assigned Listening #2: The Runaways- "Hollywood" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B3XhbwemuQ Visit us at: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast (you can leave us a voicemail if you're so inclined!) Contact us at: heavymetal101podcast@gmail.com Social ..read more
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