Episode 5: Countrypolitans
The temp on the porch may be arctic but Episode 5 is a little Sip of Sunshine. In the midst of a rare Bomb Cyclone, we head back to 1967 on Side A to chat about Simon & Garfunkel’s Hazy Shade of Winter which the Bangles covered for the soundtrack to the iconic 80s film - Less Than Zero. Filler waxes poetically about one of his favorite authors, Bret Easton Ellis, while I just try to keep up with him & stick with the program. On Side B, we take you from Rome to Nashville for some Sturgill Simpson lovin’. We discuss his 2nd & 3rd albums which both feature genius covers. In my opinion, Sturgill’s 2014 album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, contains one of the greatest covers of all time with his rendition of When In Rome's The Promise. Holy Smokes. We hope you enjoy it!