47. Paul’s Critique - The Nuclear Option of Cussin’

December 18, 2018

Kris and Erik examine The Beastie Boys' 3 Minute Rule and discuss Jack the Ripper, swearing, naming your junk, and fiction versus reality. 


46. Paul’s Critique - Science People in Science Times

December 11, 2018

This week, Kris and Erik discuss winning an internet arguments, the problems with songs about science, and how science isn't really that exciting at all. 
Stay tuned for a mix of sampled tracks from The Beastie Boys' Sound of Science. 


45. Paul’s Critique - Bullitts, Bickles, and Bonnyless Clyde

December 3, 2018

This week, Kris and Erik discuss spiritual sequels, the much underused 'mushed', famous toughies, and how rhyming the same word multiple times it technically genius. 


44. Paul’s Critique - The Eggman

November 27, 2018

This week, Erik and Kris discuss the Psycho sound, how many jaws make a Jaws, The Clash's pigeon-killing escapades, and bald men vs drive-by eggers plaguing LA.
Stay tuned after the chit-chat for some songs sampled in the Beastie Boys' Eggman. 


43. Paul’s Critique Johnny Ryall

November 20, 2018

This week, Erik and Kris battle fatigue as they discuss Thunderbird wine, tramp vs Trump, rockabilly icons, and who owns blue suede shoes. 


The Novel Sound 100 - My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

November 15, 2018

The Novel Sound is back with a look at Ed Brubacker's graphic novella "My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies". 
Billie Holiday - Darn That Dream
Elliot Smith - Between the Bars
The Byrds - Hickory Wind
Elvis Presley - King Creole 
Frankie Lymon - Baby Baby
Johnny Cash - I Drove Her Out of My Mind
David Bowie - Quicksand
The Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs
Nico - These Days 
Henry Kaiser - The Needle and the Damage Done 
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Deanna
Johnny Thunders - Get Off the Phone
Ramones - Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
Jay Reatard - In The Dark
Thee Spivs
The London Suede - Trash 
The Mountain Goats - Palmcorder Yajna
Black Sabbath - Snowblind
John Lennon - Mother 


42. Paul’s Critique - Shake Your Rump

November 13, 2018

Kris and Erik discuss a long hard look at Shake Your Rump, the fascinating world of mangoes, and Fred Flintsone's smoking habit. 

They also play a few of the sampled tracks! 


41. Paul’s Critique - To All the Girls

November 6, 2018

Kris and Erik talk about the Beastie's jive intro to Paul's Boutique, semantics, bearded Alaskan strippers, Kevin Smith, and question whether the Boys are really playing to all the girls or just a few. 


40. Intro to Paul’s Critique

October 30, 2018

Erik and Kris go back to audio dissection with The Beastie Boys classic Paul's Boutique, discuss the cast of characters, reminisce about their first Beastie experiences, and complain about the heat (because this was recorded in August.  


Pure Righteousness

October 23, 2018

"Throw yo hands in the air
Get up and show no fear
Get up if y'all really care"

Erik takes to the podcast machine once again to bring some great songs of great social import. 

Harder Than You Think - Public Enemy
Ball of Confusion - The Temptations 
Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers 
The Panther - Elaine Brown 
People Get Ready - The Impressions
I Am Somebody - Johnnie Taylor
Don't Knock the Cop - Soul Patrol
Slow Bus Movin' - Fishbone
Revolution - Nina Simone
Big Brother - Stevie Wonder 
Things Could Be Better - Ernie and the Top Notes
Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye 
Tell It Like It Is - Etta James 
Dedicated to the Press - Betty Davis
Impeach the President - The Honeydrippers
Funky President - James Brown
My Queen is Doreen Lawrence - Sons of Kemet