Top 5 The Rolling Stones

When Yankee great Joe DiMaggio made appearances at sporting events and mall openings, he would insist upon being introduced as the world’s greatest living baseball player.  At a time when Ted Williams, Wille Mays, Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron still walked the earth, it was a false claim, but like being the King of Pop or the King of All Media, say it enough and it will become true in people’s minds.  There is no similar controversy surrounding The Rolling Stones.  They ARE the greatest Rock n Roll band of all time both from the studio and from the stage.  There was no one before and they created the template for all that followed. 

On the first episode of the second season of the 5v5 Podcast, Mike and Louis discuss The Rolling Stones legacy including Charlie Watts recent passing, The Beatles vs Stones debate, good saxophone, the dynamic between Mick and Keith, the fact that Bill Wyman is still alive, and of course their top 5 song choices. 

We apologize for some of the audio issues in this episode.  Sometimes the challenges of recording remotely (Louis is in New Hampshire and Mike is in Connecticut) rears its ugly head.  Also please note we are trying something new.  The Spotify version of this episode will include several of our song choices embedded into the episode.  For those of you listening via another service, please go to www.the5v5podcast.com to gets links to the companion playlist for this episode which will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.  The playlists include all of Mike’s and Louis’ picks as well as other songs discussed during the episode. 

#therollingstones, #thestones, #mickjagger, #KeithRichards, #thefaces, #charliewatts, #startmeup, #ronwood, #billwyman, #brianjones

APPLE MUSIC

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/5v5-podcast-the-rolling-stones/pl.u-YyRgHogXE1

Top 5 New Wave (Second British Invasion)

As the Punks grew up and learned to play their instruments, the music changed and became more sophisticated. At the same time executives in the music business wanted to shy away from the the rawness and violence Punk Rock projected so Punk Rock was repackaged and marketed as many new forms of music; Post Punk, The New Romantics, Synth Pop, and most notable New Wave!

New Wave was a combination of the youthful rebellion of Punk, the technology of progressive rock, and rhythms and soul of R&B. Early on the British were best examples of this new genre. Spurred on by MTV British bands flooded the us airwaves and charts dominating Rock n Roll throughout the 1980’s.

On this episode Mike and Louis discuss the music of their teenage years growing up in rural NH in the 1980’s.

Follow us on Instagram (@5v5Pod) and listen to our companion playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. As always more information about the show and the episode can be found at www.The5v5Podcast.com. #newwave, #secondbritishinvasion, #depechemode, #thecure, #duranduran, #thesmiths, #morrissey, #postpunk, #newromantics, #synthpop, #flockofseagulls, #mtv, #artofnoise, #musicvideos #bandaid, #cultureclub

APPLE MUSIC

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/5v5-podcast-new-wave-second-british-invasion/pl.u-RxjRtVmWao

Top 5 Grunge Songs

We hated the term then and it is basically meaningless now, but what was called Grunge in the late 1980’s to about 1992 changed Rock n Roll forever. Louis and Mike discuss the music of their angry young manhood and they try to defend and define a musical movement that exploded while it was exploited by the music industry and Madison Avenue.  

This episode is dedicated to Mike’s friend Pete Jones (@TinyVibrations) who lost his long battle with cancer.  Pete was a warrior and one of the funniest and most talented people anyone would have had the privilege of knowing.  

Follow us on Instagram (@5v5pod) and listen to our companion playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.  As always more information about the show and the episode can be found at www.the5v5podcast.com.  #grunge, #nirvana, #seattle, #aliceinchains, #soundgarden, #pearljam, #subpop, #jackendino, #charlespeterson, #pixies, #mudhoney, #skinyard, #templeofthedog, #singlemovie, #cameroncrowe 

Apple Music

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/5v5-podcast-grunge/pl.u-byv4cGKg8d

Top 5 Led Zeppelin Songs

No can argue that when it comes to pure Rock n Roll, there is none bigger or more influential than Led Zeppelin.  They were and may still be the biggest band in the world.  Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham came together out of the ashes of the Yardbirds, to take the art form to a level The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, and every other iconic Rock act could only imagine.  On this episode Mike and Louis welcome their first special guest, singer songwriter and artist Drexel Baker (@drexelbakerofficial)!  

 #classicrock, #ledzeppelin, #robertplant, #jimmypage, #johnpauljones, #johnbonham, #theyardbirds, #thenewyardbirds, #carmineappice, #vanillafudge, #mudshark, #ahmetertegun, #petergrant, #thesongremainsthesame

Apple Music

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/5v5-podcast-led-zeppelin/pl.u-vrE4FRWmpP

Top 5 The Doors Songs

The Doors were both giant hit makers and subversive alternatives to the main stream. They burned bright helping to carry the culture from the hopefulness generated by the summer of love into the dark pessimism of the 1970’s.

On this episode Louis and Mike discuss their personal fan experiences with the Doors and their music and compare their top 5 songs.

Follow us on Instagram (@5v5pod) and listen to the companion playlists Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.  As always more information about the show and the episode can be found at http://www.the5v5podcast.com.  #thedoors, #jimmorrision, “lightmyfire, #lovemetwotimes, #peoplearestrange, #whenthemusicsover, #LAwoman, #ridersonthestorm, #raymanzerek, #johndensmore, #robbiekrieger 

Apple Music Playlist

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/5v5-podcast-the-doors/pl.u-YANqTogXE1

Top 5 Neil Young Songs

Neil Young is an original rebel.  A direct descendent of the founders of Rock & Roll, he helped to create multiple sub-genres while only adhering to his vision as an artist.  Neil Young is difficult, angry, and not trying to please his fans, and that is what makes him great.  In this episode Louis and Mike discuss their favorites songs and Neil’s career through the transom of their own lives and opinions.  

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Follow us on Instagram (@5v5pod) and listen to the episode’s companion playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube.  As always more information about the show and the episode can be found at www.the5v5podcast.com

#music, #neilyoung, #theband, #asylumrecords, #davidgeffen, #woodstock, #CSNY, #crazyhorse, #pono, #cinnamongirl, #rustneversleeps, #buffalospringfield, #cortezthekiller, #winnipeg, #storysongs, #murderballads, #laurelcanyon, #sunsetblvd, #pearljam, #grunge, #jonimitchel, #rickjames, #motown, #lioneltrains

Apple Music

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/5v5-podcast-neil-young/pl.u-vrGBTRWmpP

Top 5 Bob Dylan Songs

No one has impacted the American music, literature, and culture more than Bob Dylan. In fact you could probably argue that he has impacted popular culture around the world on the level of Shakespeare or Beethoven. On our third episode Louis and Mike discuss their perspective of Bob Dylan through their 5 favorite songs.

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Top 5 R.E.M. Songs

On our second attempt to deliver you a shorter and more concise podcast episode we went longer and more rambling. After a small technological set back we took to Zoom and shared our top 5 R.E.M. songs and what the band meant to us as jaded Generation X kids reaching adulthood in the 1980’s. We hope you enjoy the episode and please stream the companion playlist on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

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Apple Music

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/5v5-podcast-r-e-m/pl.u-LJ55CZ2K1R

Top 5 Beatles Solo Songs

On our premiere episode we decided to discuss the solo careers of all four members of the Beatles.  After the Fab Four called it quits, John, Paul, George, and Ringo continued to collaborate, compete, and combat with one another.  We each picked our 5 favorite songs from the vast catalog of solo material.  As usual our discussion branches off into other areas as we reconcile and compromise each other’s lists.  We hope you enjoy our conversation and make sure to stream the playlists below to follow along!

APPLE MUSIC

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/5v5-podcast-beatles-solo-5v5/pl.u-LJAdsZ2K1R