Chris DeMakes A Podcast

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Rating
4.9
from
630 reviews
This podcast has
140 episodes
Language
Explicit
Yes
Date created
2020/05/24
Last published
2022/06/27
Average duration
56 min.
Release period
5 days

Description

Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake discusses the ins and outs of songwriting with a variety of guests from the world of music.

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Ep. 109: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels discusses Run-DMC's "It's Tricky"
2022/06/27
Rap pioneer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels breaks down the writing, recording, release, and legacy of Run-DMC's iconic 1986 smash hit single "It's Tricky". For weekly bonus episodes, join the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast by visiting http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Kate Bush "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" is the SONG OF THE SUMMER (37 years after its release)
2022/06/23
Chris Fafalios hosts this mini episode, which is all about the phenomenon that is Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ep. 108: Matt Thiessen discusses Relient K's "Be My Escape"
2022/06/20
Relient K vocalist, guitarist, and pianist Matt Thiessen sits in to discuss the writing, recording, and release of the hit 2004 single "Be My Escape". Despite the song's unorthodox arrangement, it was a major factor in the band's crossover to the mainstream. Weekly bonus episodes are available by visiting http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com and joining the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Throwback Thursday: Fat Mike discusses NOFX's "Linoleum" and "Linewleum"
2022/06/16
On February 7th, 2021, Fat Mike sat in for Episode #37 to discuss the writing and recording of NOFX's 1994 classic "Linoleum", as well as the 2021 sequel to it, "Linewleum". As is always the case with Mike, the conversation was both interesting and hilarious. Check out http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com to join the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast. You'll get weekly bonus episodes, as well as a giant back catalog of past bonus episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ep. 107: Chad Price discusses All's "Original Me"
2022/06/13
Chad Price brought the song "Original Me" with him when he joined All in 1993. Little did he know, the song would become the opening track on the band's next album, Breaking Things. In this episode, Chad breaks down the writing, recording, and release of this classic track. If you enjoy Chris DeMakes A Podcast, check out http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com to join the Supporting Cast! Tons of episodes of the beloved After Party podcast are instantly available when you join, and you'll also be supporting the podcast that you love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ep. 106: Fee Waybill discusses The Tubes "She's A Beauty"
2022/06/06
"She's A Beauty" became a huge hit in 1983, launching The Tubes to mainstream success on radio and MTV. In this episode, vocalist Fee Waybill discusses the unusual inspiration for the song, as well as the writing, recording, and release of this classic single. Check out http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com for info about the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast, in which you'll get weekly bonus episodes of The After Party Podcast, a huge back catalog of After Party episodes, opportunities to be a contestant on Defeat DeMakes, invitations to live Zoom parties, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ep. 105: Reese Roper discusses Five Iron Frenzy's "Zen and the Art of Xenophobia"
2022/05/30
Five Iron Frenzy vocalist Reese Roper breaks down the 2013 single "Zen and the Art of Xenophobia", a song that calls out religious hypocrisy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Throwback Thursday: Matt Skiba discusses Alkaline Trio's "Radio"
2022/05/26
Matt Skiba sat in for Episode 14 of Chris DeMakes A Podcast back on August 31st, 2020, to discuss the Alkaline Trio classic "Radio", taken from their 2000 album Maybe I'll Catch Fire. Check out http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com to join the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast, where you'll get weekly bonus episodes of The After Party podcast, an entire huge back catalog of The After Party, opportunities to be a contestant on the music trivia gameshow Defeat DeMakes, and most importantly, you'll be supporting the podcast that you love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ep. 104: Brett Gurewitz discusses Bad Religion's "Stranger Than Fiction"
2022/05/23
In thie episode, Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph Records owner Brett Gurewitz opens up about the writing of the 1994 single "Stranger Than Fiction", taken from the album of the same name. Packed with literary references and heavy subject matter, this punk rock classic is ultimately uplifting and hopeful. To support Chris DeMakes A Podcast and get an entire back catalog of bonus episodes, be sure to check out http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com for information on the Supporting Cast program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Journey Ep. 6: Jesse and Justin Bivona
2022/05/19
The rhythm section of The Interrupters shares their musical journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 103: Aimee Interrupter and Kevin Bivona discuss The Interrupters "In The Mirror"
2022/05/16
With the new album In The Wild scheduled for release on August 5th, 2022, Aimee and Kevin from The Interrupters sit it to discuss the writing, recording, and release of the leadoff single "In The Mirror". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Throwback Thursday: Bill Stevenson discusses Descendents "One More Day" and The Lemonheads "Steve's Boy"
2022/05/12
Back in June of 2020, Bill Stevenson was the guest for Episode 4 of Chris DeMakes A Podcast. In what would go on to become one of the most talked about episodes of the podcast, Bill opens up about his relationship with his late father, and what he went through toward the end of his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4.9 out of 5
630 reviews
mkrunsurf56 2022/06/16
Best podcast each week!
I can’t believe I haven’t rated this yet. Sorry Chris and Chris. I have always been a massive Less Than Jake fan and now I find myself totally enthral...
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Wasky 2022/06/01
Great Music Podcast
Excellent podcast breaking down a different song each week in extreme detail. It’s great hearing all the stories behind the songs and getting that beh...
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Jessiah the Third 2022/05/10
Great podcast!
Chris really dives deep into these songs. You can hear the musicians are having a good time and appreciate the time he has put into this.
Mattseg 2022/05/03
Come for the LTJ, Stay for the GREAT podcast
I found this podcast because Chris happens to be the lead singer and guitarist of my favorite band, Less Than Jake. However, I've stuck with it becaus...
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PezGodX 2022/04/19
Great pod about songwriting
I love that this pod takes different songwriters in different genres and breaks down the writing of either the guest’s biggest hit or fan favorite. Th...
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Alex_Huang00 2022/03/17
Tom higgenson
So cool! Really loved hearing about the break down of Hey There Delilah. I never knew Tom borrowed from One Life to write it. I’m so happy that he’s s...
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rpswinford 2022/03/14
Insightful, Funny and Educational
I have been a fan of Chris DeMakes and Less Than Jake for 20+ years. Knowing his onstage persona I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw he was doing...
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jack_ralston 2022/03/12
Musical insight
Chris DeMakes a Podcast breaks down famous songs with the artist, like Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s. Hear about how he borrowed from his friend of...
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Jattymoans 2022/03/10
A lot of great ideas for your own songwriting
A while back my buddy and bass player in my band told me I should check this podcast out because it’s full of great information on writing great songs...
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Mizzicah 2022/03/10
Great breakdown of songs we all love
Just finished the episode with Dan Potthast. As a guy who has played with both these guys it was great to hear the breakdown of music. Such a deep div...
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