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Pantheon Media
History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff
History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff is the show that aims to make grand and often oddball hard rock and heavy metal points through a narrative built upon the tiny idea of a quintet of songs. Buttressed with illustrative clips, Martin argues quickly and succinctly why these songs - and the specific sections of these tracks - support his mad professor premise, from the wobbly invention of an “American” heavy metal, to the influence of Led Zeppelin in hair metal or to more succinct topics like tapping and twin leads. The songs serve as bricks, but Martin slathers plenty of mortar. At the...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 105 ratings
Superb
A fantastic podcast on the history of hard rock and heavy metal told in 5 songs. Martin really knows his stuff.
SurreyTaff_83_ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/12/21
Brilliant, just brilliant!
Probably the greatest hard rock/heavy metal podcast out there! It is always a pleasure to listen to (or read) what Martin Popoff has to say on the subject of heavy music, as he is one of the world’s leading experts on this. If you’re just curious or want to dig deeper into the music we all love...Read full review »
Ibsen666 via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 04/25/21
Guru of rock
Martin is second to none with his knowledge of 70s and beyond rock acts.
Jkb22008 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/21
Recent Episodes
In Ep 162 Martin lays out the top 5 Concept Album Flops Yes – “The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)” Iron Maiden – “The Prophecy” Pete Townshend – “Let’s Get Pretentious” Pink Floyd – “Your Possible Pasts” Queensryche – “One Foot in Hell”
Published 08/02/22
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