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12 For A Penny

A comedic conversation about songs and what they mean to us and what they do to us, hosted by three friends who hate each other. Learn more at 12forapenny.com.

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144: Part 3 of Metal Brackets

It’s been a while (been a while!) But in the meantime we had another baby born into the 1241 family. Welcome Freya, goddess of fineries! We celebrate your birth by throwing up the horns for the finale of our metal brackets. Find out who wins, and see the whole bracket at challonge.com/heaviestmetal.

1hr 15mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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143: Part 2 of our Metal Brackets

You know you want Part 2 of our Metal Brackets where we continue to make decisions about the GOAT metal song. Well here it is. Friends of the show Aaron from The Obscure Gentlemen and Tim from The Grimoire of Exalted Dudes are in the house. Go and get it.

1hr 22mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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142: The Best Heavy Metal Song of All GOAT?

We had so much fun doing our 80s hits brackets that we're keeping it going with the genre that first brought us together: metal. Joined by guests and noted genre experts Aaron and Tim, we discuss our initial seeds and take you on a brutal tour through Round 1 of our brackets, which can be found at https://challonge.com/heaviestmetal.

30 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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141: Pusha T's Primo Beef Emporium

It’s time for another beefcast. This week, we climb into the ring to assess the damage from both the Pusha T vs. Drake feud and the decidedly less musical but much more violent 6ix9ine vs Tadoe/Sosa/Chief Keef beef. We also spend some time discussing the death of rising star and abuser XXXTentacion, before looking at a bunch of Soundcloud rappers’ face tattoos.

1hr 8mins

25 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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140: What's Nü, Metal?

Time has passed, scars have healed and frosted tips have washed away. It's time to take stock and look back at the legacy of nü metal. What should we make of the genre that combined hyper-masculine posturing with extreme emotional neediness, and the most superficial techniques of hip hop with the most basic stylings of rock? Let's find out as we're joined by listener and patron Abe, owner and operator of the Okie Dokie Tattoo Parlour in East Los.


13 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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139: 80s Hits Deathmatch Part 2

Our 80s brackets continue as we wind down to our pick for the best popular song of the decade. Who will it be? Will it be the Safety Dance? Or will it be Rock Me Amadeus? It has to be one of those two. Listen in to find out, or see the full brackets decision by decision at challonge.com/80shits.PLAY ALONG AT HOME


28 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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138: 80s Hits Deathmatch

We had so much fun doing our first, rough attempt at song brackets that we decided to get real serious about it. Real serious. So let's take this from the top with hit songs of the 80s, chosen by us as well as by you the listeners and friends of the podcast, ranked and seeded according to their current relevance in the age of digital streaming. Who will fall and whomst rise up? Listen in and follow along at challonge.com/80shits.FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME

1hr 38mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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137: Heavy Metal + May Madness Finale

This episode is a giant mess, but still fun. We're joined by the crew of Plain Zero and a listener friend or two. It all starts with the exciting conclusion of our May Madness brackets to determine the GOAT song, and it goes slightly uphill from there when we talk about Heavy Metal: the anthology movie named after the immature teen magazine. This episode is dedicated to the brave memory of our troop.

1hr 6mins

31 May 2018

Rank #8

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136: Worst People's Best Songs

All musicians are complicated and flawed human beings. Some musicians, though, are absolute trash. And this episode is dedicated to them: the racists, the rapists, the utter monsters. Who, occasionally, recorded an undeniable song. Before we even get to the morally conflicted topic at hand, though, our three hosts open up the episode by choosing the final matchup in our May Madness song brackets. Stay tuned for the drunk finale crossover event next week!

1hr 8mins

25 May 2018

Rank #9

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135: Open With a Bang

What are the greatest Track 1 songs of all time? This week we answer that question with a wide slew of "bangers and mashes" as the Generation Z calls them. We also continue with our May Madness brackets, which you can find at challonge.com/songmadness.

1hr 8mins

18 May 2018

Rank #10