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The Heavy with Andrew and Don

Rock radio host Don Sutherland gets a crash course in hard rock and heavy metal music from his headbanging brother Andrew. Tune in to hear interesting stories, history and news, along with some great song recommendations to round out your playlist. No homework required.

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S01E08 - CBGB or: how I learned to stop worrying and love my hipster t-shirt

In the Season 1 finale, the guys delve into the craziness of New York’s CBGB club and the American punk scene as a response to some of the bloated, self-important rock of the 1970’s.  A big thanks to all of our subscribers for their support - keep spreading the word!  Season 2 will start in a just a couple months. Links: New York Rock: From the Rise of Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB by Steven Blush https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28220840-new-york-rock CBGB movie (2013) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1786751/ “Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads, live at CBGB (1975) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cOgEZcFoHA “Sonic Reducer” by The Dead Boys live at CBGB (1977) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgoMIR785y4&ab_channel=RGS365RGS365 Workout Playlist: “Personality Crisis” by New York Dolls “Double Exposure” by Television* “Beat on the Brat” by Ramones “Baby Talk” by Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers “Blank Generation” by Richard Hell and the Voidoids “Pumping” by Patti Smith Group “Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads “Detroit 442” by Blondie “Faster and Louder” by The Dictators "Sonic Reducer" by Dead Boys *Not available on Spotify Season 1 Spotify Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7abyZIigvKDM7EfhiQJrFK?si=a5d532af88da40dd Credits: Hosted by Don Sutherland Co-hosted and researched by Andrew Sutherland Edited by Ian Sutherland Logo by Rob Sutherland Theme song: “Stallions of the Highway” by Savage Blade Twitter: @theheavypod  Instagram: @theheavypod Email: theheavypod@gmail.com Website: http://www.theheavy.ca

44mins

22 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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S01E07 - A Tribute to Children of Bodom’s Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho

Andrew remembers Children of Bodom’s incredibly talented frontman and stumbles over many Finnish names along the way.  If you haven’t listened to CoB before, consider this your primer. Links: Ritchie Blackmore interview https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zZEKrA_nsc4 Children of Bodom Documentary on YouTube: Chaos Ridden Years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS7bE3Tn5Ts&ab_channel=Ricamros Steve Vai’s “For the Love of God” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiTXGswyAls&ab_channel=Kiz Chance the Rapper SNL hockey sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ij4a6x_mPs&ab_channel=SaturdayNightLive “Silent Night, Bodom Night” live at Stockholm 2006 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWzrHPFXZlw&ab_channel=BerarEmanuel “Needled 24/7” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fvwIE1-ZIY&ab_channel=JaViXxLavigne Workout Playlist: “Deadnight Warrior” by Children of Bodom “Silent Night, Bodom Night” by Children of Bodom “Everytime I Die” by Children of Bodom “Kissing The Shadows” by Children of Bodom “Needled 24/7” by Children Bodom “If You Want Peace… Prepare For War” by Children of Bodom “Living Dead Beat” by Children of Bodom “Oops!... I Did It Again” by Children of Bodom “Paint the Sky With Blood” by Bodom After Midnight Season 1 Spotify Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7abyZIigvKDM7EfhiQJrFK?si=a5d532af88da40dd Credits: Hosted by Don Sutherland Co-hosted and researched by Andrew Sutherland Edited by Ian Sutherland Logo by Rob Sutherland Theme song: “Stallions of the Highway” by Savage Blade Twitter: @heavy_podcast  Instagram: @theheavypod Email: theheavypod@gmail.com Website: http://www.theheavy.ca

45mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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S01E06 - Headbanger’s Ball

In this episode, the guys discuss the phenomenon that was MTV's Headbanger’s Ball and its short-lived predecessor, Dee Snider’s Heavy Metal Mania.  Andrew recommends some of his favorite music videos of the era. Links: Headbanger’s Ball Uncensored  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3uwHKA-3gQ&ab_channel=Lakanman MTV’s Superock intro (1999)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tM03ILaXGM&ab_channel=RuiKazayk Workout Playlist: “Mother” by Danzig “You Can’t Bring Me Down” by Suicidal Tendencies “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister “Seasons in the Abyss” by Slayer “Home Sweet Home” by Motley Crue  “Indians” by Anthrax “I Wanna Be Somebody” by Wasp “One” by Metallica Season 1 Spotify Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7abyZIigvKDM7EfhiQJrFK?si=a5d532af88da40dd Credits: Hosted by Don Sutherland Co-hosted and researched by Andrew Sutherland Edited by Ian Sutherland Logo by Rob Sutherland Theme song: “Stallions of the Highway” by Savage Blade= Twitter: @heavy_podcast  Instagram: @theheavypod Email: theheavypod@gmail.com Website: http://www.theheavy.ca

41mins

25 May 2021

Rank #3

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S01E05 - Pantera’s Metal Magic

In this episode, the guys look at Pantera’s lesser known early albums and their evolution from glam metal wannabes to groove metal pioneers. Links: Reinventing Metal: The True Story of Pantera and the Tragically Short Life of Dimebag Darrell by Neil Daniels https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16043565-ministry Album covers https://www.allmusic.com/artist/pantera-mn0000005441/discography Glam era band photos https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/pantera_before_pantera_forgotten_glam_metal_days-79749 Workout Playlist:* “I’ll Be Alright” by Pantera “Tell Me If You Want It” by Pantera “All Over Tonight” by Pantera “Out for Blood” by Pantera “Down Below” by Pantera “Valhalla” by Pantera “Over and Out” by Pantera “Proud to be Loud” by Pantera “Hard Ride” by Pantera *None of the songs in this episode are available on Spotify Season 1 Spotify Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7abyZIigvKDM7EfhiQJrFK?si=a5d532af88da40dd Credits: Hosted by Don Sutherland Co-hosted and researched by Andrew Sutherland Edited by Ian Sutherland Logo by Rob Sutherland Theme song: “Stallions of the Highway” by Savage Blade Twitter: @heavy_podcast  Instagram: @theheavypod Email: theheavypod@gmail.com Website: http://www.theheavy.ca

38mins

11 May 2021

Rank #4

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S01E04 - The(un)Holy Trinity of Heavy Metal

In this episode, the boys delve into the early metal roots of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, their influences and how they shaped the genre. Workout Playlist: “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” by Led Zeppelin “Communication Breakdown” by Led Zeppelin “Black Sabbath” by Black Sabbath “N.I.B.” by Black Sabbath “Speed King” by Deep Purple “Child in Time” by Deep Purple Season 1 Spotify Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7abyZIigvKDM7EfhiQJrFK?si=a5d532af88da40dd Credits: Hosted by Don Sutherland Co-hosted and researched by Andrew Sutherland Edited by Ian Sutherland Logo by Rob Sutherland Theme song: “Stallions of the Highway” by Savage Blade Twitter: @heavy_podcast  Instagram: @theheavypod Email: theheavypod@gmail.com Website: http://www.theheavy.ca

37mins

10 May 2021

Rank #5

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S01E03 - Al Jourgensen: the most interesting man in the world or just a really talented a**hole?

In this episode, Andrew gets into Al Jourgensen’s origin story and charts Ministry’s transition from synth pop band to industrial metal mainstay.  No shortage of NSFW song or album titles in this one.   Links: Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen by Al Jourgensen https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16043565-ministry Workout Playlist: “I Wanted to Tell Her” by Ministry “All Day” by Ministry “The Land of Rape and Honey” by Ministry “Thieves” by Ministry “Hero” by Ministry “Just One Fix” by Ministry Season 1 Spotify Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7abyZIigvKDM7EfhiQJrFK?si=a5d532af88da40dd Credits: Hosted by Don Sutherland Co-hosted and researched by Andrew Sutherland Edited by Ian Sutherland Logo by Rob Sutherland Theme song: “Stallions of the Highway” by Savage Blade Twitter: @heavy_podcast  Instagram: @theheavypod Email: theheavypod@gmail.com Website: http://www.theheavy.ca

36mins

10 May 2021

Rank #6

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S01E02 - Dave Mustaine gets kicked out of Metallica

In this episode, the guys look at Dave Mustaine’s brief but influential time with Metallica and a few songs that overlapped with his new band.  Be warned: after you learn the origin of some of the lyrics and guitar riffs, you may never hear them the same way again.   Links: Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir by Dave Mustaine and Joe Layden https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=mustaine&qid= Dave Mustaine interview: that familiar riff in “The Four Horsemen” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mdwxz8LRno&ab_channel=SiriusXM Workout Playlist: “Jump in the Fire” by Metallica  “Metal Militia” by Metallica “The Four Horsemen” by Metallica “Mechanix” by Megadeth Season 1 Spotify Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7abyZIigvKDM7EfhiQJrFK?si=a5d532af88da40dd Credits: Hosted by Don Sutherland Co-hosted and researched by Andrew Sutherland Edited by Ian Sutherland Logo by Rob Sutherland Theme Song: “Stallions of the Highway” by Savage Blade Twitter: @heavy_podcast  Instagram: @theheavypod Email: theheavypod@gmail.com Website: http://www.theheavy.ca

28mins

27 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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S01E01 - Trick or Treat... Starring Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons!!

In this episode, Andrew recalls the horror of his dad going through his albums and sells Don on a little known 80’s horror gem.  In the Workout Playlist section, he highlights his favorite songs from Fastway’s soundtrack.   Links: Trick or Treat (1986) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092112/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2 The Collector’s Guide to Heavy Metal by Martin Popoff https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/147017.The_Collector_s_Guide_to_Heavy_Metal?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=yVLcUkRWAj&rank=1 Workout Playlist: “Get Tough” by Fastway “Stand Up” by Fastway Season 1 Spotify Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7abyZIigvKDM7EfhiQJrFK?si=a5d532af88da40dd Credits: Hosted by Don Sutherland Co-hosted and researched by Andrew Sutherland Edited by Ian Sutherland Logo by Rob Sutherland Theme song: “Stallions of the Highway” by Savage Blade Twitter: @heavy_podcast  Instagram: @theheavypod Email: theheavypod@gmail.com Website: http://www.theheavy.ca

28mins

27 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Introducing The Heavy with Andrew and Don!

In this quick introduction, the guys talk about why they started the podcast and lay out the episode format and release schedule.

3mins

18 Apr 2021

Rank #9