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Heat Rocks

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Heat Rocks

Heat Rocks

MaximumFun.org

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306
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Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives. Each week our special guests will take you deep into their heat rocks from the world of hip-hop, soul, dance, jazz, funk and more. Get with us!

Latest Episodes

Adeline on Chaka Khan's "Naughty" (1980)

ESinger/bassist Adeline sits down with us to talk about Naughty, Chaka's voice, the funky bass lines throughout the record, and the stellar lineup Chaka was able to wrangle.

49 MIN5 d ago
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Adeline on Chaka Khan's "Naughty" (1980)

BONUS BEATS: Alphabet Soup - C

EOliver continues the Alphabet Soup series and talks about his favorite albums that begin with the letter C

22 MIN1 w ago
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BONUS BEATS: Alphabet Soup - C

Phillip Merritt on Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" (1979)

EIt's part 2 of our listener specials where we invited fans of the show to talk about their personal Heat Rocks. This time, Phillip Merritt AKA Lost In Williamsburg, comes down with our first official disco album, Bad Girls by Donna Summer.

35 MIN1 w ago
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Phillip Merritt on Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" (1979)

Bruno Major on Chet Baker's "Embraceable You" (1995)

ESinger/songwriter Bruno Major joins us from London to talk about this long lost album, Chet's signature voice and delivery, and bringing Baker's tunes to a new audience.

50 MIN2 w ago
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Bruno Major on Chet Baker's "Embraceable You" (1995)

Father's Day Special

EOliver and Morgan discuss their favorite father/child songs, whether it be duets, a father's song about a child, or a child covering their father's music. Happy Father's Day.

36 MIN3 w ago
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Father's Day Special

Jason Randall Smith on The Art of Noise's "In Visible Silence" (1986)

EToday's episode is the first of two where we invited listeners of the show to talk about their personal Heat Rocks. This week, listener Jason Randall Smith sits down with us to talk about "In Visible Silence" by The Art of Noise. We discuss the prolific use of the Fairlight Sample in this album, the extremely 80s feel of it all, and its questionable placement in a certain ABC made-for-TV movie.

43 MINJUN 12
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Jason Randall Smith on The Art of Noise's "In Visible Silence" (1986)

Bonus Beats: Alphabet Soup - B

EMorgan continues the alphabet soup series and talks about her favorite albums that begin with the letter B

28 MINJUN 8
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Bonus Beats: Alphabet Soup - B

Adam Mansbach on Black Sheep's "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" (1991)

EWriter Adam Mansbach sits down with Oliver to discuss Black Sheep's debut record, the gangsta rap blacklash happening at the time, and Black Sheep's place in the Native Tongues family

43 MINJUN 5
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Adam Mansbach on Black Sheep's "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" (1991)

Felicia Angeja Viator on Cypress Hill's "Cypress Hill" (1991)

EProfessor and author Felicia Angeja Viator sits down with us to discuss the LA rap scene, B-Reals unique singsong delivery, and Muggs' talent for finding the perfect loops.

47 MINMAY 29
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Felicia Angeja Viator on Cypress Hill's "Cypress Hill" (1991)

Bonus Beats: Alphabet Soup - A

EOn this week's bonus beats, Morgan plays her favorite music geek game and talks about her favorite albums that start with the letter A

17 MINMAY 27
Comments
Bonus Beats: Alphabet Soup - A

Latest Episodes

Adeline on Chaka Khan's "Naughty" (1980)

ESinger/bassist Adeline sits down with us to talk about Naughty, Chaka's voice, the funky bass lines throughout the record, and the stellar lineup Chaka was able to wrangle.

49 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Adeline on Chaka Khan's "Naughty" (1980)

BONUS BEATS: Alphabet Soup - C

EOliver continues the Alphabet Soup series and talks about his favorite albums that begin with the letter C

22 MIN1 w ago
Comments
BONUS BEATS: Alphabet Soup - C

Phillip Merritt on Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" (1979)

EIt's part 2 of our listener specials where we invited fans of the show to talk about their personal Heat Rocks. This time, Phillip Merritt AKA Lost In Williamsburg, comes down with our first official disco album, Bad Girls by Donna Summer.

35 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Phillip Merritt on Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" (1979)

Bruno Major on Chet Baker's "Embraceable You" (1995)

ESinger/songwriter Bruno Major joins us from London to talk about this long lost album, Chet's signature voice and delivery, and bringing Baker's tunes to a new audience.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bruno Major on Chet Baker's "Embraceable You" (1995)

Father's Day Special

EOliver and Morgan discuss their favorite father/child songs, whether it be duets, a father's song about a child, or a child covering their father's music. Happy Father's Day.

36 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Father's Day Special

Jason Randall Smith on The Art of Noise's "In Visible Silence" (1986)

EToday's episode is the first of two where we invited listeners of the show to talk about their personal Heat Rocks. This week, listener Jason Randall Smith sits down with us to talk about "In Visible Silence" by The Art of Noise. We discuss the prolific use of the Fairlight Sample in this album, the extremely 80s feel of it all, and its questionable placement in a certain ABC made-for-TV movie.

43 MINJUN 12
Comments
Jason Randall Smith on The Art of Noise's "In Visible Silence" (1986)

Bonus Beats: Alphabet Soup - B

EMorgan continues the alphabet soup series and talks about her favorite albums that begin with the letter B

28 MINJUN 8
Comments
Bonus Beats: Alphabet Soup - B

Adam Mansbach on Black Sheep's "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" (1991)

EWriter Adam Mansbach sits down with Oliver to discuss Black Sheep's debut record, the gangsta rap blacklash happening at the time, and Black Sheep's place in the Native Tongues family

43 MINJUN 5
Comments
Adam Mansbach on Black Sheep's "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" (1991)

Felicia Angeja Viator on Cypress Hill's "Cypress Hill" (1991)

EProfessor and author Felicia Angeja Viator sits down with us to discuss the LA rap scene, B-Reals unique singsong delivery, and Muggs' talent for finding the perfect loops.

47 MINMAY 29
Comments
Felicia Angeja Viator on Cypress Hill's "Cypress Hill" (1991)

Bonus Beats: Alphabet Soup - A

EOn this week's bonus beats, Morgan plays her favorite music geek game and talks about her favorite albums that start with the letter A

17 MINMAY 27
Comments
Bonus Beats: Alphabet Soup - A
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