Left of the Dial Podcast
Left of the Dial #9 - Elliott Smith, Carl Johns: “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,” Banality Draft #9

Left of the Dial #9 - Elliott Smith, Carl Johns: “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,” Banality Draft #9

November 6, 2019

Recorded November 5, 2019 - Rudy and Flick discuss a few new releases. Then it's on to a new feature "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," where they exchange playlists of favorite artists hoping to convert each other. Elliott Smith and Carl Johns are the first featured artists. The ninth Banality Draft centers on the Doobie Brothers. 

Left of the Dial #8 - Halloween Playlist, Bob Dylan, Mikal Cronin, Neil Young, Banality Draft #8

Left of the Dial #8 - Halloween Playlist, Bob Dylan, Mikal Cronin, Neil Young, Banality Draft #8

October 30, 2019

Recorded October 29, 2019 - Flick talks about seeing Bob Dylan live, they discuss new albums and songs by Mikal Cronin, Neil Young, Beck, Wire, Courtney Barnett, Angel Olsen and Wilco. They put together a Halloween playlist that celebrates what's campy and also truly dark about the holiday. They finish with the eighth edition of the Banality Draft featuring Bon Jovi.

Left of the Dial - Ep 07 - “The Pixies/Styx Episode” - Pixies Rare and Underappreciated Tracks, Banality Draft #7

Left of the Dial - Ep 07 - “The Pixies/Styx Episode” - Pixies Rare and Underappreciated Tracks, Banality Draft #7

October 24, 2019

Rudy and Flick talk about their favorite Pixies deep cuts, B-sides, rarities and underappreciated songs. For the seventh edition of the Banality Draft, they bear down to draft a list of Styx songs.

Left of the Dial - Ep 07 - PIXIES/Styx - Favorite Pixies rare and underappreciated tracks, Banality Draft #7 - Styx

Left of the Dial - Ep 07 - PIXIES/Styx - Favorite Pixies rare and underappreciated tracks, Banality Draft #7 - Styx

October 23, 2019

Rudy and Flick talk about their favorite Pixies deep cuts, B-sides, rarities and underappreciated songs. For the seventh edition of the Banality Draft, they bear down to draft a list of Styx songs.

Left of the Dial - Ep 06 - The Regrettes, Bob Dylan, Kim Shattuck, Rock & Roll HOF, Banality Draft #6

Left of the Dial - Ep 06 - The Regrettes, Bob Dylan, Kim Shattuck, Rock & Roll HOF, Banality Draft #6

October 16, 2019

Recorded October 15, 2019 - Rudy and Flick start the show talking about seeing the Regrettes live in St. Paul, MN and some upcoming live dates for Bob Dylan. Then they remember the career of The Muffs' Kim Shattuck, who recently passed. They review the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and  finish off with the sixth edition of the Banality Draft featuring rock group Foreigner. 

Left of the Dial - Ep 05B - Banality Draft #5 - John Mellencamp

Left of the Dial - Ep 05B - Banality Draft #5 - John Mellencamp

October 9, 2019

Recorded October 8, 2019 - The fifth edition of the LOTD Banality Draft features the Dollar Store Springsteen, John Mellencamp.

Left of the Dial - Ep 05 - Ginger Baker, The Replacements, Autumnal Anthems part 1

Left of the Dial - Ep 05 - Ginger Baker, The Replacements, Autumnal Anthems part 1

October 9, 2019

Recorded October 8, 2019 - Rudy and Flick reflect on the life of Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Then they dig into the new deluxe Replacements reissue Dead Man's Pop. They close out the show with part one of Autumnal Anthems, building a perfect Fall playlist. 

Left of the Dial - Ep 04B - Banality Draft #4 - Phil Collins

Left of the Dial - Ep 04B - Banality Draft #4 - Phil Collins

October 3, 2019

Recorded October 1, 2019 - Rudy and Flick hold the fourth edition of the Banality Draft, featuring Phil Collins' solo catalog.

Left of the Dial - Ep 04 - Time to Play B-Sides; B-Sides, Bonus Tracks and Rarities

Left of the Dial - Ep 04 - Time to Play B-Sides; B-Sides, Bonus Tracks and Rarities

October 3, 2019

Recorded October 1, 2019 - Rudy and Flick dig into their record collections for favorite B-Sides and rarities. They discuss Devo, Modern Lovers, The Cure, The Smiths, Beck, Chris Bell, Big Star, The Replacements, Prince, Neil Young and of course they occasionally sidebar.

Left of the Dial - Ep 03 - Covers Even Better Than the Classic Originals, Van Hagar Banality Draft

Left of the Dial - Ep 03 - Covers Even Better Than the Classic Originals, Van Hagar Banality Draft

October 3, 2019

Recorded September 24, 2019 - Rudy and Flick open the show talking about what they're listening to, but have a lengthy sidebar on Aimee Mann, Juliana Hatfield and trendy covers. Then discuss favorite examples of covers that manage to one-up great originals. They close out with the third edition of the Banality Draft, picking songs from the Sammy Hagar era of Van Halen.