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How Springsteen went “six deep”, fictional rock hacks and who’s more conservative than Liam Gallagher?

Ep. 643

You’ll always find us in the kitchen at parties, near the hoppy summer ale and sausage rolls and, and this week discussing …

 

… he hasn't changed his look or sound for 30 years: is there a more conservative concept than Liam Gallagher? And how he became the one-man Oasis.

 

… the eye-watering sum Kevin Hart made from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

 

… Loudermilk, Rob Gordon in High Fidelity and other Rock Snob stereotypes in fiction - “I’m a Rock Snob? It comes with the territory being right!” And how rock critics are always cast as cynical, joyless curmudgeons.  


… why Courteney Cox was chosen for the Dancing In The Dark video and how Springsteen turned live performance into spectacle.

 

… the diplomatic skills of A&R men in pursuit of hit singles.

 

… why Born In The USA was a masterclass in branding.

 

… the Word in Your Ear podcast and Taylor Swift, both up and running since 2006!

 

… plus Abba, Peter ‘King Mod’ Meaden, Jon Savage’s book on LGBTQ pop culture, Liam Gallagher’s hair and Springsteen’s dancing lessons.

 

Great clip of Steve Harley on Australian TV sent by listener Brian Nankervis …

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10154289171249235


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