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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
4.6 stars from 83 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 episode 103 Martin talks about The Start of Punk in Canada with these five songs: 1. The Diodes – “Behind Those Eyes”  2. The Viletones – “Rebel”  3. Teenage Head – “Top Down”  4. The Subhumans – “Death to the Sickoids”  5. DOA – “Get Out of My Life”  To connect or learn more about Martin head...
Published 06/15/21
In episode 102 Martin talks about how bands find success with these five songs: 1. Deep Purple – “Lady Double Dealer”  2. Rush – “Between Sun & Moon”  3. Porcupine Tree – “Anesthetize”  4. Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now” 5. Kiss – “Baby Driver”  To connect or learn more about Martin head over to:...
Published 06/08/21
In episode 101 Martin talks about bands that are Not Under-Rated with these five songs: 1. Budgie – “Rape of the Locks”  2. Blue Oyster Cult – “The Vigil”  3. Max Webster – “In Context of the Moon”  4. XTC – “Love on a Farmboy’s Wages”  5. Clutch – “Mercury”  To connect or learn more about Martin...
Published 06/01/21
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