The ultimate souvenir! Craig takes a stroll down memory lane with old school friend Rick Schnee, and they talk about the artist that brought them together – Billy Joel. Starting around 1990, they go through the stories of discovering the albums, trading live bootlegs, seeing Billy in concert together (and separately) and talk about their favorite songs and the memories surrounding them, while discussing all of the albums and ranking them to see where they fall somewhere along the line.
Ryan Leonardo reunites with Craig for the first time in a long time to discuss what many consider Iron Maiden’s albums recorded during their best years: The Number Of The Beast, Piece Of Mind, Powerslave, Somewhere In Time, and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. Weaved around these appreciations for the band and their music are stories about discovering these albums together as kids, the quest to find all of the Eddie artwork possible and some more childhood memories. Recorded in front of an audience as one as Ryan’s girlfriend Karen joins in here and there to try to keep things above board (things are not kept above board).
Steven Wilson superfan Henning Mielke joins Steven Wilson obsessive Craig for a look at the solo catalog of their absolute favorite artist. First known for his work with Porcupine Tree, Wilson is one of – if not THE – most prolific musicians of our generation with numerous side projects and production credits to his name. Starting with 2009’s Insurgentes, Wilson weaves through jazz and prog elements and concept albums with some stellar bandmates through the years to bring us to 2017’s song-oriented To The Bone. Henning and Craig discuss each and pick some key tracks to sample.
To check out more SW, check out Uwe Häberle’s Steven Wilson discography that is mentioned towards the beginning of the episode. As of this episode, it was last updated in May 2015 and contains 1,150 entries.