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5 Chords & The Truth

Sep 25, 2017

Lynyrd Skynyrd is not a band without controversy. However, how much of it is accurate? Is some of it misunderstood? Ron and Adam dive in and do some research on Sweet Home Alabama, their use of the Confederate Flag and more! They actually learn a thing or two themselves. The episode kicks off with a Band Name Game and...

Sep 18, 2017

Adam visits his family, classic rock loving Republicans from the heartland, Adam and Ron attempt to understand the generation before them that love classic rock but still lean to the right. The Doors, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Dave Matthews, The Grateful Dead, all among the analysis.

Sep 11, 2017

Ron and Adam remember Steely Dan’s Walter Becker. 

In the beginning of today’s episode: Adam starts mentoring kids in comedy which brings up the age-old comedy debate: Can stand-up comedy be taught in a class? Also, we play a band name game and introduce a new segment: “Listen to the Damn Song!”

Sep 5, 2017

Ron and Adam discuss the best and worst live shows they've ever been to. Does Adam make it to that Nirvana show in Rome? Did Ron walk out on one of his favorite bands ever? It's all here!

5 Chords & The Truth is Ron Placone @RonPlacone and Adam Gropman @groptimum

Aug 28, 2017

There were a lot of young folks in Charlottesville, as music has always been a persuasive tool, we do a little research into what they’re listening to. We review some of the history of nazi punk, explore some hate lyrics, and dive into a story about white-power store owner in New Jersey that closed his doors after a...