Bill and Frank’s Guilt-Free Pleasures

We celebrate the music no one should be ashamed to love.

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Episodes

7 days ago

This song brings us right back to those days at the local carnival or lower budget amusement park. For those of us in the Niagara Region, it was Prudhommes Landing. Music is a powerful thing - it brings you back to the sights, sounds, and smells of a particular time and place. Come journey with us! Links: Prudhommes Landing mixtape The partial video (possibly original) The Cats video Prudhommes Landing pics: glory days and beyond   Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Here is our Spotify and Apple playlists for every song we've featured. Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!

Sunday Aug 07, 2022

Much has changed since the last time we did an episode on Corey Hart: Frank has a new mic, Bill is not messing around with EQ settings, and we are a bit more comfortable in our own podcasting skin. It's been almost 40 years since "Sunglasses At Night" and it still sounds incredible. We delve further into the history of Corey Hart's early career and celebrate his superb debut single. Links: Original video Stranger Things concert Nope (Jean Jacket Mix) version   Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Here is our Spotify and Apple playlists for every song we've featured. Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!  

Sunday Jul 31, 2022

Even in the midst of hot summer streets and the pavements that are burning of a cruel cruel summer, Bananarama is pretty much as cool as it gets. Our Mixtape Official Video Top of the Pops Video BBC documentary Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Here is our Spotify and Apple playlists for every song we've featured. Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!  

Sunday Jul 24, 2022

Dave Kitchen returns to help us celebrate Glass Tiger's debut single. We discuss the songwriting process, the possible meanings of the song, the ephemeral contradiction of human love, and more!  Links: Our mixtape for this episode The USA/International video The Canadian video Jim Vallance's memories with links to the demo! Behind the Vinyl Official Glass Tiger website Bonus: A video of Glass Tiger giving a private concert for a 95-year-old fan! Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Here is our Spotify and Apple playlists for every song we've featured. Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!  

Sunday Jul 17, 2022

This episode has been a year in the making. When you have a song of this calibre, you need to come to the podcast with the right energy. So after scrapping last year's episode, we feel that we are finally ready to do this song justice. This is a quintessential guilt-free pleasure! Links: The iconic music video Mixtape Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Here is our Spotify and Apple playlists for every song we've featured. Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!

Sunday Jul 10, 2022

We recorded this on the night before Frank was about to see his all-time favourite band for the first time. It was fitting, then, that we featured the group's "Walk On the Ocean." Official video for the song. Our special "Walk On The Ocean" Mixtape Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Here is our Spotify and Apple playlists for every song we've featured. Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!  

Sunday Jul 03, 2022

We are bringing you a classic from the 90s. Hold on tight to what matters: in an mmmbop so much will be gone! Links: Original video Old version Scary Pockets version Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox version Bluegrass version Vitamin String Quartet version Hanson sings Too Much Heaven Mixtape on Spotify or Apple.  Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!

Sunday Jun 26, 2022

Dave Kitchen is back and has shared with us his ultimate 1980s Canadian Guilt-Free Pleasure: Gowan's "Moonlight Desires." We discuss the spellbinding music, the sublime  John Anderson bridge, and the iconic music video.  **We apologize for not talking about how Gowan's music was a seminal part of Joey Jeremiah and Tessa Campanelli's relationship in "Degrassi: School's Out." I'm not sure if we will ever be able to forgive ourselves. Helpful links: Moonlight Desires video The Behind the Vinyl episode Our Spotify and Apple playlists Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!

Sunday Jun 19, 2022

Finally we get the guilt-free pleasure that is "Hold On." We discuss the origins of the song, our own grade 7 experiences when encountering this song (and video) for the first time, and more. Grab your jeans and vests, it's time to hike through this song!   Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn! Here are some links that may interest you: The video Bridesmaids Harold and Kumar Chuck Our Spotify and Apple playlists for every song we've featured over the past 50 episodes!

Sunday Jun 12, 2022

In order to properly celebrate this milestone episode, we knew we needed to go big. Who better than the top selling act of 1990 and 1991, with over 70 million records sold merchandise sales over $400 million in 1991 alone? Despite Cover Girl never reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it is the #1 New Kids On The Block song for Bill and Frank. We deep dive into the history of NKOTB as well as closely examine why we love this song in particular.  Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn! Here are some links that may interest you: The video A Maurice Starr Interview NKOTB on Arsenio Hall The original Cover Girl Our Spotify and Apple playlists for every song we've featured over the past 50 episodes!

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