Iron-Cast

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

Episode 48 - Off the Rails Month Bonus Track - Blondie - Autoamerican

September 3rd, 2016

Today, Iron-Cast is giving you an "Off the Rails Month" Bonus Track, where we review albums that came out of left field, by asking that musical question, "Is it possible to have an off the rails album that produced two #1 hits?", when we review Blondie's 1980 release, "Autoamerican". While one of Blondie's more successful albums, this genre-defying release (about 10 different genres on this 12 track album) seemed to quickly fall from the public eye and probably helped lead to the band's downfall. But what of this album? Did this album's use of multiple genres create an eclectic gem or was it a cocaine-fueled mishmash of a trainwreck? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 28 - N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

April 16th, 2016

Once in a while an album is released that starts a revolution; an album whose impact is still felt decades later. Like the debut albums from Black Sabbath and The Ramones, N.W.A.'s 1988 debut album, "Straight Outta Compton", belongs in the same pantheon of those albums that not only changed music but also impacted popular culture. But does "Straight Outta Compton" live up to the hype? Is it a case of a substantial album or is it a case of a couple of hits doing all of the heavy lifting? Tune in as we take a track-by-track look at the album that started a revolution and put Los Angeles on the hip hop map.

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