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Show Notes - BYR 35: Neil Diamond Vs. Punk

Show Notes - BYR 35: Neil Diamond Vs. Punk

Intro song: “Love Theme from Sophie’s Choice” by Marvin Hamlisch

References:
- The movie “Sophie’s Choice,” starring Meryl Streep
- Welcome special guest Dave Holmes!
- Holmes wrote about seeing “Legal Eagles” with Rod Stewart (
here’s something like that)
-
Read Holmes’ book “Party of One” (it’s really good)

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Yacht Rock Bone Throw: “Heartlight” by Neil Diamond (Amazon)

References:
-
Inspired by “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial” (and smooth music)
- On the track:
David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager (Women of Yacht), Paulinho de Costa, Craig Hundley (“The Dude” by Quincy Jones), Marty Walsh (worked with Baron Longfellow), Jim Keltner, Neal Stubenhaus (Nielsen/Pearson)
-
“Plot rock”
- Terra cotta
- “America” by Neil Diamond

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Neil Diamond vs. Punk

Dave Lyons’ love of Neil Diamond
Example song:
“I Am...I Said” by Neil Diamond (Amazon)

References:
-
Daffy Duck
- “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” by Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand (written by Diamond)
- Diamond
at the Statue of Liberty Centennial
- Nov. 11, 1993: Dave Lyons’ first Diamond concert
-
Album “September Morn” by Neil Diamond

Dave Lyons’ love of Punk
Example song:
“I Wanna Be a Homosexual” by Screeching Weasel

References:
-
The Clash, the Ramones
- Indiana and blowjobs
- Black Flag shirt, Mr. Bungle shirt
- Operation Ivy, Government Issue, the Descendants, Green Day (pre-”Dookie”)

The Case For Neil Diamond - By J.D. Ryznar and "Hollywood" Steve Huey

1. “Cherry, Cherry” by Neil Diamond (Amazon)

References:
- Harlan Howard’s quote
about what you need to be a songwriter
- Rolling Stone on “Cherry, Cherry”
- Ripoffs: “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” by the John Mellencamp, “What I Like About You” by the Romantics
- Kasenetz-Katz Bubblegum Factory
- Original title of the song: “Money, Money”

Rebuttal: “You Baby” by Neil Diamond (Amazon)

References:
-
Neil Diamond in blackface for “The Jazz Singer”
- “RuPaul's Drag Race”

2. “Shilo” by Neil Diamond (Amazon)

References:
-
Tangerine IPA
- Manic pixie dream girl
- Translation of “shilo(h)”
- “Puff the Magic Dragon”

Rebuttal: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond (Live at Fenway Park)

References:
-
“Sweet Caroline” at Fenway Park
- “Sweet Caroline” by Jimmy Buffett at Fenway Park
- Kate Gosselin hair

Extra Rebuttal: “Headed for the Future” by Neil Diamond

References:
-
“Charm that Snake”

3. “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” by Neil Diamond (Amazon)

References:
-
Album “Hot August Night” by Neil Diamond
- “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees, and Neil Diamond
- “Crunchy Granola Suite,” “Soggy Pretzels”
- L. Ron Hubbard
- Also liked to brag: Da Brat

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50 States in 50 Podcasts: Florida
“Cheeseburger in Paradise” by Jimmy Buffett (Amazon)

Other artists from Florida:
-
Flo Rida
- Gabriel Brown
- Buster Bennett
- Bellamy Brothers
- Jim Morrison
- Molly Hatchet
- Blackfoot
- 38 Special
- Also: Tampa death metal scene
- Bernie Higgins
- Pretty Poison
- Hulk Hogan
- Stevie B
- Expose
- The 2 Live Crew
- Tom Petty

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The Case For Punk - By Hunter Stair and Dave Holmes

1. “Die For Me” by T.S.O.L. (Amazon)

References:
-
“Get in the Van” is Henry Rollins’ memoir
- Here’s stuff about Guns N’ Roses

Rebuttal: “America” by Calibretto 13

References:
-
Christian punk revival of the late 1990s (Tooth & Nail)

2. “I Don’t Wanna Go Down to the Basement” by the Ramones (Amazon), “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World” by the Ramones (Amazon)

References:
-
CBGB in its heyday (Television, Talking Heads, the Police, Blondie) (it’s now a John Varvatos)
-
Story about the Ramones being confused for boys with developmental disabilities
- Sid Vicious learned from the Ramones
- Jeff Starship (Joey Ramone’s name in Sniper, his pre-Ramones glam band)

Rebuttal: “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” by the Offspring (Amazon)

References:
- This is not
“Rock of Ages” by Def Leppard
- This song is a re-write of “Come Out and Play” by the Offspring
- Here’s the video for “Pretty Fly For a White Guy”
- Better take: “White & Nerdy” by “Weird Al” Yankovic
- Album “Smash” by the Offspring: highest-selling independent album ever

3. “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’tve?)” by the Buzzcocks (Amazon), “Harmony in My Head” by the Buzzcocks (Amazon)

References:
- This may have led us
to Sum 41
- Max’s Kansas City
- Ramones “Too Tough to Die” t-shirt
- Vans Warped Tour
- “Sweet Caroline” by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

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- Buy an “I’m Bob Seger” t-shirt!
- Rhetoric Coffee has never given Dave diarrhea
- Want to write for Beyond Yacht Rock? Email us at beyondyachtrock@gmail.com.

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- Hosts: JD Ryznar (Twitter), “Hollywood” Steve Huey (Twitter), David Lyons (Twitter), Hunter Stair (Twitter)
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- Archivist: Tim Malcolm (Twitter: @timothymalcolm)

Show Notes - BYR 36: I'm Bob Seger

Show Notes - BYR 36: I'm Bob Seger

Yacht Rock Revolution: A Rebuttal

Yacht Rock Revolution: A Rebuttal