Music Commentary

Dan Hanzus and Bob Castrone love listening to music- almost as much as they love hanging out in a garage and talking about it. On The Throwback Podcast, lifelong friends revisit important albums from their past and go through them–track by track– with fresh ears. From the classics to the cringeworthy, every week is a throwback.


Michael Bolton, Rick Astley, and Paula Abdul may not be the first artists 90's kids think of when we talk about "the music of our youth"... but back when Mom controlled the car radio, they were. In New York, 95.5 WPLJ was the ultimate "Mom Rock" station. They played adult contemporary music and promised "the biggest hits of the 70's, 80's, and today." On May 31, PLJ is signing off for the last time. To honor the genre of music that soundtracked car rides to basketball practice and family breakfasts on Sundays, we're counting down the Top 10 Adult Contemporary Hits from the last week of May, 1991. So get out of our dreams... and into our pod. 

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The night Tom Petty passed away, Dan and Bob recorded an emergency podcast to celebrate the life of one of their all-time favorite artists. Nineteen months later, they're back in the garage to give Thomas Earl Petty the proper Throwback treatment by tackling his 1989 multiplatinum selling album, Full Moon Fever. Avoid the ultimate La Reveal Magnifico by pushing play now.

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Tell us what you want, what you really really want. Well, if it's to revisit Billboard's Top 10 songs from May '97, you're in luck. Let's go back 22 years (22 years!) to the days of notoriously big rappers, barenaked ladies, and stunning singer-songwriters who may or may not shave their armpits. Get ready to rumble.

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May 1, 2019

TRAVIS - The Man Who

Travis' sophomore album The Man Who turns 20 this month, which means Dan and Bob have both been gushing over Fran (their favorite singing Scotsman) for almost half their lives. Now it's time for the guys to dig into the sleepy (and sexy?) Brit-pop classic, and finally figure out what's a wonderwall anyway.

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