August 26th, 2017
Today we close out August with our third foray into Queen's discography, this time discussing their fifth studio album, 1976's "A Day at the Races". Sandwiched between two mega-selling albums, "A Day at the Races", while still going platinum, could be seen as a bit of a disappointment when compared to "A Night at the Opera" and "News of the World". But what of this album? Was it an under-appreciated gem (or as under-appreciated as a platinum album could be), or was it a rushed effort and a misstep? Tune in to find out.
April 8th, 2017
Well, since it has taken us so long to discuss Led Zeppelin anyway, what was one more week? Also, we hope you liked our little diversion last week. Join us today as we at Iron-Cast actually get into our review of Led Zeppelin's 1975 release, "Physical Graffiti". Hailed as one of Led Zeppelin's finest works, "Physical Graffiti" was the first album to achieve platinum certification solely on advanced orders. But what of this album? Is it a masterpiece and is it Led Zeppelin's finest work, or is it arguably the most bloated, indulgent, ponderous and excessive double-album ever made? Tune in to find out.
March 4th, 2017
Today, we at Iron-Cast go back to our motto of "We do love our lists around here" of sorts, when we discuss some of the Songs We Love from Bands We Hate. Will some of your favorite songs by bad bands make our cuts? Tune in to find out.
July 9th, 2016
Today, we're taking our second foray into Queen's discography by looking into their second album, 1974's "Queen II". Recorded while the band members were still working day jobs, Queen created a sound on "Queen II" that would become a hallmark of the band. But what of this album? Was it an art rock masterpiece or was it the over-produced dregs of glam rock? Tune in to find out. We also discuss our favorite moments from episodes thirty-one to forty.
June 18th, 2016
Today, special guest Chris Czynszak from the Decibel Geek Podcast joins us as we discuss Aerosmith's 1979 release, "Night in the Ruts". Recorded in the wake of mediocre sales of their previous release and during a haze of drug abuse, debts and band infighting, "Night in the Ruts" is seen as a crossroads album. But what of it? Is it a return to the blues rock we had expected from Aerosmith or is it a sign of the overly commercial mediocre material that was to come years later? Tune in and find out.
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May 6th, 2016
Join us as Iron-Cast brings you the first part of a new month-long theme. This time it's "Guilty Pleasure Month", where we review an album that is a guilty pleasure of at least one of the members of Iron-Cast. And boy are we starting "Guilty Pleasure Month" off with a doozy, reviewing Meat Loaf's 1977 release "Bat Out of Hell". Released with little to no fanfare, it has since become one of the highest-selling albums of all time. But what about this album? Is it a Wagnerian rock masterpiece or is it a humongous chunk of cheese with sugar dumped all over it? Tune in and find out.
March 19th, 2016
Today we discuss the ins and outs of Elton John's 1972 smash hit album "Honky Château", and ask all the important questions. Is this soft-rock heaven or a ballad too far? How many AOR staples can you fit on one album? And, perhaps the most pressing question of all, When will Elton be playing at the Phallus of Auburn Hills?
January 16th, 2016
Join us as we discuss Queen's oft-maligned 1982 release, "Hot Space". Is it a bold move in a new direction, or is it a cocaine fueled mishmash of pop trends? Tune in to find out all this and more, and "jazz hands"...
December 12th, 2015
Ahhhhh... Wham! Bam! Thank you Ma'am! Join us today as we discuss the album that propelled David Bowie into rock superstardom, 1972's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars". We also discuss our favorite moments of the first ten episodes.