Heavy Metal 101 show

Heavy Metal 101

Summary: Eric, an expert, and John, a novice, explore the history and repertoire of heavy metal. Visit us online at: https://schwartzmuzak.wixsite.com/heavymetal101podcast Contact us at: heavymetal101podcast@gmail.com Theme Music: Valhalla by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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 A Seventies Sabbath Season Finale Spectacular! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4353

Wherein Eric, John, and very special guest author and Sabbath scholar Nolan Stolz pick up right where we left off on episode #1, exploring 1970's Black Sabbath from the release of the seminal Paranoid through Never Say Die! and Ozzy's departure at the end of the decade.  Music listening break #1: "Children of the Grave" from Master of Reality https://youtu.be/X01Envh1kSA  Music listening break #2: "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath https://youtu.be/yuVmjv22Nqc  Music listening break #3: "Air Dance" from Never Say Die! https://youtu.be/vh7cGW_elQ0  Never fear! We shall return after just a short break for season #2, wherein we will explore the heavy metal of the 1980s. For updates on the next season you can follow us at Facebook @HeavyMetal101Podcast, on Instagram heavymetal101podcast, and/or on Twitter, @heavy_101. You can also reach us via email with questions, comments, or episode ideas at heavymetal101podcast@gmail.com, or leave us a voice message at  anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast. We'll see ya again real soon!  Please do click the following link and check out Nolan's fabulous, indispensable book, Experiencing Black Sabbath: A Listener's Companion https://rowman.com/isbn/9781442256910/experiencing-black-sabbath-a-listener's-companion --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

 A Very Heavy Metal 101 Listener's Guide to the Heavy Metal of the 1970s | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2578

Wherein Eric and John get down to the business of creating a concrete list of essential heavy metal bands and albums from the 1970s for a listener's "starter pack" of music from metal's first decade. We're more about the journey than the destination, but a short form of the list is available from 39:31-40:54. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

 The Roots of Heavy Metal #1: 18th and 19th Century Virtuosi/Composers (The Classical Roots of Metal) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3191

Wherein Eric and John explore the surprising amount of interconnectivity and influence between arguably the least and most prestigious of musical genres, heavy metal and classical music, via comparisons of Deep Purple with Antonio Vivaldi and Eddie Van Halen with Niccolò Paganini. Throughout these "Roots of Heavy Metal" episodes, we'll dig deep into the many influences that made heavy metal music what it is, with longer episodes, more musical examples, and even more delightful verbal sparring as we uncover the wide array of musical styles that contribute to metal's vast musical family tree. Click on the links below for all the music listening breaks in this episode! Music listening break #1: "Highway Star" from Deep Purple's Machine Head- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2BO3UTOhZ8  Music listening break #2: "Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, 'Summer': III. Presto" performed by Apollo's Fire with soloist Francisco Fullana- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp1rvw-NUfs Music listening break #3: "Niccolò Paganini: 24 Caprices, No. 5 in A minor" performed by Itzhak Perlman- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yuh0umnwDsw Music listening break #4: "Eruption" from Van Halen's self-titled debut- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Czx8EWXb0 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

  Heavy metal’s first musical genius: The story of Van Halen 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2747

Wherein Eric and John wax rhapsodic about the majestic debut album of Van Halen, arguably the single most important heavy metal release of the 1970s by a band not named Black Sabbath. Here is a link to a recording of this episode's discussed track, "I'm the One" from the self-titled Van Halen debut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzkXGIRaxcI --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

 That's Not Heavy Metal! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2030

Wherein Eric and John establish a foolproof, highly scientific (ish) taxonomy of early heavy metal, tour the porous and contentious borderlands separating "heavy metal" from "hard rock", and delve into the metal side of Boston's most favorite musical sons, Aerosmith, and their masterpiece "Toys in the Attic". Here is a handy link to a recording of this episode's discussed track, "Round and Round" from the album Toys in the Attic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEXoSyNRRhM --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

 A Shock Rock Double Dose: The Image and Dark Theatricality of Heavy Metal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3107

Wherein Eric and John explore the aesthetic look of heavy metal fans and artists, delve into the genre's darkly theatrical onstage sensibilities, and take a peak at the work of two of the most influential shock rock acts of the 1970s: Alice Cooper and Kiss. Here is a link to the excellent live montage video of "Deuce" from Alive! that Eric and John watched: https://youtu.be/YDr8gys2SnU?t=43 These are links to the short Alice Cooper and Kiss videos we watch during this episode: Alice Cooper- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3OkEcdOtb0 Kiss- https://youtu.be/LmoC8a4eHJI?t=3 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

 Special Topics in Metalology #1: The Evolution of Death! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3370

Wherein Eric and John temporarily shed the strictures implied by the "101" course designation, and drink deep from the cup of Death, arguably the greatest single metal band of all time. 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: "Pull the Plug" from Leprosy- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg2SiFqQw8Q Music listening break #2: "Lack of Comprehension" from Human- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go64Oauc8-8 Music listening break #3: "Spirit Crusher" from The Sound of Persistence- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9AMFf5Ih7Y Closing music: "Voice of the Soul" from The Sound of Persistence- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2EJ1AqPIPg --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

 When punk and metal collided (aka Lemmy is god!) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1977

Wherein Eric and John discuss the arrival of punk rock on the scene, its near-destruction of heavy metal, and how metal would soon rise like a phoenix from the ashes via the high velocity proto-thrash of the late, great Motorhead. Here is a handy link to a recording of this episode's discussed track, "Overkill" from the album of the same name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VNUyjRRjxM --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

 What the hell is heavy metal? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2245

Wherein Eric and John attempt to answer the age old question, "What the hell is heavy metal?", and also worship at the altar of the one, true metal god Rob Halford while discussing the formative Judas Priest classic, "Sad Wings of Destiny".  Here is a handy link to a recording of this episode's discussed track, "The Ripper" from the album Sad Wings of Destiny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCdWJHOROb4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

 February 13, 1970 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1760

Episode #1, wherein Eric and John discuss Black Sabbath, the song, from Black Sabbath, the album, by Black Sabbath, the band. Happy birthday heavy metal! Here is a handy link to a recording of this episode's discussed track, "Black Sabbath" from the album Black Sabbath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISXnYu-Or4w References: A special acknowledgement to Nolan Stolz, whose wonderful book Experiencing Black Sabbath: A Listener's Companion was incredibly helpful in researching for this episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

 Heavy Metal 101: The trailer! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 70

Welcome to heavy metal 101, the podcast wherein Eric, an expert, and John, a novice, explore the history and repertoire of some of the coolest, scariest music in all the land, heavy f'n metal! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heavymetal101podcast/message

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