Iron-Cast

What happens when a metalhead, a classic rock fan and a semi-drunken semi-hipster decide to talk music and more.

Episode 85 - Versus Month, Part II - Yazoo (Upstairs at Eric’s) vs. Depeche Mode (A Broken Frame)

July 8th, 2017

It's "Part Deux" of "Versus Month", where we take a look at albums released at about the same time by former band members and see which one is better. This time we're going to 1982 and we're asking that musical question, "what happens when a band's principal songwriter leaves because his first band was getting too popular only to have his second band become even more popular?" when we delve into Yazoo's debut album "Upstairs at Eric's" and Depeche Mode's sophomore album "A Broken Frame". What do we think of these albums? Tune in to find out. Plus we read more of your fan mail.

Also, go and nominate us for the Peoples' Choice category and nominate friends of the podcast "The Bearded Ones" in the Comedy category for the 12th Annual Podcast Awards right here.

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Episode 36 - Depeche Mode - Violator

June 11th, 2016

Today, Iron-Cast delves into the world of electronic music, discussing Depeche Mode's 1990 release, "Violator". This mix of electronic and industrial music has been hailed as the band's best album ever, and has been included in multiple "Best Albums of the 1990's" lists. But what about the album itself? Is this album a masterpiece worthy of being listed among the best albums of the 1990's or is this album a collection of easily forgotten ephemeral dance music worthy of only the Crisco Room? Tune in to find out.

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