History in Five Songs 08: Dirty Hair Metal

In this latest episode Martin gets into the history of Dirty Hair Metal in these Five Songs:

Faster Pussycat – “Smash Alley”
Guns N’ Roses – “My Michelle”
L.A. Guns “No Mercy”
Skid Row – “Piece of Me”
Love/Hate – “One More Round”

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History in Five Songs 03: Doom Metal

In this episode Martin tells the history of Doom Metal in these Five Songs:

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
Angel Witch – Confused
Witchfinder General – Invisible Hate
Trouble – Victim of the Insane
Candlemass – Crystal Ball

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History in Five Songs 01: Led Zeppelin in Hair Metal

This is the show that aims to make grand and often oddball hard rock and heavy metal points through a narrative built upon the tiny idea of a quintet of songs. Buttressed with illustrative clips, Martin argues quickly and succinctly why these songs—and the specific sections of these tracks—support his mad professor premise, from the wobbly invention of an “American” heavy metal, to the influence of Led Zeppelin in hair metal or to more succinct topics like tapping and twin leads.

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