ALL ABOARD! Attention, Riders: This episode features an in-depth look at the age-old question (the ‘Who Wore It Better’ of the music scene) “DID YOU JUST RIP ME OFF?!”

Dr. David Crider, of Upstate NY’s Oswego State University, joins us on a discussion of a few of the notable artists who…ahem…”borrowed” from another artist, and often got slapped with a lawsuit for it!

So, lawyer up, and get ready for the Royal Rumble of the RIAA! NEXT STOP: RIPOFFS! Stay back from the closing doors…

In this episode, we open up the brand new rider line to hear from the riders about all the songs we consider our “guilty pleasure” tunes, even if there isn’t the slightest amount of guilt involved. Hell, by reading that description alone, you knew EXACTLY the kind of songs we are referring to. Had we called it “songs that don’t exactly fit into your normal musical wheelhouse,” we may not have gotten a single call!!

Oh, and speaking of the rider line, you can now call into us at: (908) 975-9375 to chime in on this episode, the show in general or any of the upcoming topics we're featuring! 

In this episode: we leave the comfort of the Tunestiles’ studio and head upstairs to Brian’s back deck, for a round table / post birthday party pow-wow with several friends of the show: Alex Gomez, Jason Alexander (drummer for Colburn & Co.), frequent C&C collaborator Jason Gecek, as well as our kids randomly running amuck.

What starts out as a 80’s & 90’s Rap / Hip Hop themed episode soon branches out into rock, punk, soundtracks, bro-country, non-bro-country and some old band tales that put Motley Crue’s “The Dirt” to shame (at least in our minds!)


Have you ever heard a guitar solo that takes an otherwise fantastic song to a whole new stratospheric level of awesome? Us too! In this episode: we discuss the guitar solos that leave you no choice but to stop whatever it is that you're doing, pick up your favorite air guitar and shred along!

Put your lighter in the air, and be ready to sing at the top of your lungs, because whether you want to admit it or not, we each have a special place in our collective hearts for the almighty power ballad! In this episode: we expound on all of the great 80’s tracks that gently rocked us to our core, and further opened the door to rock’s sensitive side. 

Which sequels do you think are better than the original? Maybe: "Godfather II," "Back To The Future Part II" or "The Empire Strikes Back?" Well then: consider this the "Teen Wolf Too" of podcast sequels!

In this episode: continue to dive down the soundtrack rabbit hole and sound off on some more classics that you guys sent our way! 

It's a proven scientific fact that a soundtrack is more important than the actual movie. Case & point: "Eddie & The Cruisers II: Eddie Lives" exists!!

In this episode: we put down the popcorn, skip the previews and don't even bother with the post-credit scene...just so we can focus on the important stuff: the tunes that make the movie. Seriously, can you imagine "Top Gun" without "Danger Zone" or "The Breakfast Club" with "(Don't You) Forget About Me?" Don't worry, we can't either! 

An album's sales doesn't necessarily equate to how it will stand against the test of time. In this episode: Jim Santora, author of "Underrated Rock Book: The 200 Most Overlooked Albums 1970-2015," joins us to re-discover some amazing rock albums that simply aren't heralded like they maybe should be. We dive deep into the book to dish on underrated classics from bands such as: Kiss, Boston, Beastie Boys, Styx, Blues Traveler, Cheap Trick, Kings X, Our Lady Peace, The Cars, AC/DC and...Kelly Clarkson?! Maybe we're kidding, maybe we're not, you'll have to tune in (or, more importantly, read the book) to find out!!

I think we can all agree that Toto's "Africa" is an amazing song (if you disagree,'re wrong, but we won't hold that against ya!). In this episode: we dive into the many, many covers of this timeless 80's classic. From Weezer's current hit version of the song to some guy playing it on a sweet potato (seriously), we touch on each and every drop of rain that's been blessed by another artist. Oh yeah, we also expound on why Pitbull's re-imagining of the song is the final nail in the coffin of the entire DC Universe.  

We’ve hit double digits riders! In the first episode of 2019, we break down the lyrics that hit you with the feels from the very first word. 

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