All Time Top Ten
Music geeks on a mission.
Episode 144 - Top Ten Double Albums w/David Daskal
November 21, 2014 08:17 AM PST
As All Time Top Ten's Season 3 draws to a close, Ben is joined once again by the always whimsical and strange lad, Sir David Daskal. This time out, the boys are tackling one of the greatest constructs of the album era, if done correctly - the soaring and sprawling double album. For an artist to take on the task of giving you 4 sides of brilliant music, there can be no shortage of ego, and the band must somehow survive the process. Some of these albums have destroyed bands, as you will hear, because of the sheer amount of soul crushing work that must go into creating a masterpiece of such epic proportions. Ben and David discuss and play tracks from these larger-than-life works of art and tell the stories behind their construction. Take it in, folks. Blood was spilt to bring you these creations.
David Daskal can be found on stage all over Southern California in his Eagles tribute band Best Of My Love. Find out more here:
Thank you so much to all of you that have stuck with ATTT for 3 YEARS! We hope to continue to bring you more music and fun in Season 4.Episode 143 - Top Ten Songs About Radio w/Mike Dawson
November 14, 2014 12:24 AM PST
Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by the one and only Mike Dawson. If you don't know the name, you surely know the voice, or as it's known "That Voice". Mike is the announcer behind the world-famous Adam Carolla Show and has been for 8+ years, as well as producer and engineer. He's spent a lifetime in the radio business so he knows a thing or two about the inner-workings of one of our most all-time beloved mediums. Ben and Dawson love radio with all of their hearts, and so do the fine folks that wrote the songs heard on today's podcast. Even the songs that slam radio for being a homogenized corporate sellout display a certain love and romanticism of radio that those of us who still carry the torch for radio can appreciate. Behold the best songs highlighting the greatness, power, shortcomings and beauty of radio. Turn this one up LOUD!
In addition to his duties on the Carolla Show, Mike also hosts his own music podcast called Front Of House, featuring the best up-and-coming independent artists performing live. Find out more here: https://soundcloud.com/dawsangeles
Also, keep up with Mike's ramblings and weird & wonderful life by following him on the Twitter machine: https://twitter.com/DawsAngelesEpisode 142 - Top Ten David Bowie Songs w/Gabe Scalone
November 07, 2014 09:11 AM PST
In the annals of rock history, there has never been an artist as mercurial and elusive as David Robert Haywood Jones. David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust, aka The Thin White Duke is known and beloved by millions and has been in the spotlight for 45 years, yet what do we really know about the man? Only what he wants us to know. All we do know is that he's a musical and stylistic chameleon who has blessed the world with decades of great music. We know he's an ageless, timeless showman that was destined to be a rock superstar. Ben is joined by fellow Bowie fanatic Gabe Scalone to highlight the 20 best songs from a true rock legend. We're not worthy.
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October 31, 2014 10:02 AM PDT
We all know there is a rich Jewish tradition in show business, but just how many Hebrews are rock n roll superstars? Quite a few, it turns out. Ben is joined by singer, songwriter, comedian, rabbi and cantor Gary Shapiro to count down and play songs from the greatest musicians in rock and pop history that just happen to be of the Jewish persuasion. Some you'll be surprised by, some you'll be shocked by. Either way these mensches will rock your kippah off!
Gary Shapiro can be found performing music and comedy all over Southern California. Find out where by following him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ElSmoochoEpisode 140 - Top Ten Entrance Songs w/Dan Ewen & Josh Covitt
October 24, 2014 08:47 AM PDT
Everybody knows that first impressions are everything in life. How you enter a room is judged by everyone that notices you and they will rate you on a scale of badasserry. Just how badass do you want to be? All Time Top Ten has the greatest musical accompaniment for every entrance situation. Boarding the Death Star? We got you covered, Darth Bad Ass. Entering the boxing ring? We'll tell you what songs will strike fear in the heart of your opponent. In this highly silly episode, Ben is joined by comedians Dan Ewen and Josh Covitt to help you set the tone for optimum badassness for every entrance scenario you can think of. Much mirth and great music ensue.
Dan and Josh are the co-hosts of the hilariously informative podcast The M.U.F.F. - Maximum Understanding Of Fantasy Football. Subscribe for free on itunes and/or check it out here:
October 17, 2014 08:54 AM PDT
Happy Halloween to everyone! To celebrate we're taking all of the fear, violence, mayhem, creepiness and spookiness that was 2013's Morbid Month (ahem, archives are at Mixcloud.com), and we're concentrating all of it into one terrifying episode. Indeed, some of the most horrific songs ever written were traditional murder ballads. Ben and special guest Matt "Murder" Dinan highlight the best of these old classics, and throw in a few modern ones to show that the genre isn't dead. The final product will send chills up and down your spine and howling at the moon. Hopefully that's as far as you'll take it. We're not responsible for what comes next.
Matt can be heard at his hilarious comic book podcast Matt & Cat Have Back Issues. Here:
October 10, 2014 11:41 AM PDT
Our resident covers specialist Dustin Prince is back for a third round of the greatest songs that either improved on or redefined the original recordings. In addition to some fine, fine music, Ben and Dustin debate whether some bands make better cover bands, because they have a better sound than songs. Dig it.
In case you missed it, Cover Songs Volumes 1 and 2 are available at our archive page at Mixcloud.
Dustin Prince can be found playing the crap out of his drums with prog rock stalwarts Lobate Scarp. Find out more here:
October 03, 2014 09:07 AM PDT
Ebola, terrorism, climate change... The world is a terribly depressing place these days. What would really cheer us up are some songs about lost love, suicide, drug abuse, loneliness and humanity's loss of humanity. No, seriously. Music has untold powers to move people and there is nothing like a song that's so beautiful and sad that it leaves you scarred, but wanting to hear it again. Ben is joined by the old boy himself Ryan Blake (and little Jasper) to play the first of many volumes of songs that can leave you in a pool of tears, not just for their sad message, but also for their beauty.
Ryan can be found on stage with LA's premiere classic soul cover band - LA Soul Project. Find them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/lasoulproject
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September 26, 2014 12:02 PM PDT
This week's episode highlights those singular musicians who not only do it all, but do it all WELL. A one-man-band is someone who writes and performs everything either in the studio or on stage, and both in rare cases. These egomaniacs bless us with their genius and innate ability to not only play every instrument but to put their distinct personality into everything you hear. Ben is joined by singer/songwriter/producer/engineer/mixer/guitarist/bassist/drummer/pianist/genius/one-man-band-artist Fernando Perdomo who has put these methods to work for his own music, to great effect. Ben and Fernando highlight the best of these amazing talents with insight and stories, and examples of their brilliant handiwork. Dig it.
Everything Fernando can be found at the site of his recording studio, Reseda Ranch Studios in Los Angeles: http://www.resedaranchstudios.com/
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September 19, 2014 08:49 AM PDT
Much like for hip hop, the 1990's were a great time for punk rock. In the 90's, people were becoming more self-conscious, political activism was somewhat cool again, and sarcasm was at an all-time high. What genre of music was better suited to the age of irony? The 90's were when punk became as mainstream as it's ever been and probably ever will be, when Tim Armstrong and Greg Graffin shared MTV airtime with Madonna and Whitney Houston. Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by screenwriter, film director/producer, and fellow 90's punk fanatic Ryan Stockstad to count down the greatest bands of this era. This generation of punks may not have the legendary status of the 1977 crowd, but there are bands and songs that can easily stack up with the best that the original punks ever put out. Don't believe us? The proof is in the podcast, so dig it.
Ryan's latest project is the horror film Eggs, starring horror icons Lynn Lowry and Duane Whitaker. They'll soon be raising funds through Kickstarter to help get this thing made, with lots of sweet rewards for donors. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/eggs.horror.movie/info
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