Episode 015 Q & A

  • Live Debuts: NEVER.
  • Rivers said Sliver was the first Nirvana song he heard while working at Tower.
  • In an interview with Jim DeRogatis on americansongwriter.com Rivers says, “Music hits you in a heavier way when you’re a kid, and that was what I was thinking back on-how I felt as a kid listening to the radio and records, going back as far as [Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. My family had a 45″ of that song, and I remember it used to just scare me to death. It was so spooky, and just shook the foundations of my soul.”
  • Artists, songs, and albums referenced in "Heart Songs"
    • Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976)
    • Cat Stevens   - Ooh baby baby it’s a wild world
    • Joan Baez
    • Eddie Rabbitt, "I Love a Rainy Night" (1981)
    • Abba
    • Devo
    • Pat Benatar
    • John Lennon
    • Bruce Springsteen, "Hungry Heart" (1980)
    • Grover Washington, "Just The Two of Us" (1981)
    • Quiet Riot, "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" (1983)
    • Iron Maiden
    • Judas Priest
    • Slayer
    • Debbie Gibson
    • Tiffany, "I Think We're Alone Now" (1987)
    • Michael Jackson, "Man in the Mirror" (1988)
    • George Michael, "Faith" (1987)
    • Rick Astley, "Never Gonna Give You Up" (1988)
    • Terence Trent D'Arby, "Wishing Well" (1988)
    • Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, "It Takes Two" (1988)
    • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Will Smith), "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song" (1990), "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" (1989)
    • Nirvana, Nevermind (1991)