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Greg Kot

Greg Kot is an American writer, author, journalist and co-hosts the show Sound Opinions. He has written several books, including I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers.

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#729 Buried Treasures & Bobby Rush
Sound Opinions
As we all settle in for the season, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot figure Sound Opinions listeners are ready for a playlist refresh. This week, they dip into the wealth of great new music beyond the FM dial and play you some Buried Treasures. These artists might not be household names, but they're definitely worth adding to your collection. Plus, blues legend Bobby Rush shares the song that got him Hooked on Sonics.
#728 Songs About the Radio & Opinions on Michael Kiwanuka
Sound Opinions
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot both fondly remember discovering new bands on their FM dials; and though there are many ways find new music, there's still a bit of magic to hearing a new favorite over the airwaves. To honor that legacy, Jim and Greg share some of their favorite radio-inspired tracks by artists like Wall of Voodoo and Donna Summer. Plus Jim and Greg review Kiwanuka, the latest album from English soul-folk artist Michael Kiwanuka.
#727 Janis Joplin, Opinions on Kanye West & Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Sound Opinions
Janis Joplin was known for her iconic singing voice, gregarious image and refusal to conform. But behind her chill, blues mama persona was an intellectual, intentional artist. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the life and career of Janis Joplin with author and biographer Holly George-Warren. They talk about the legacy of Joplin's music and identity almost 50 years after her tragic death. Jim and Greg will also review new albums from Kanye West and Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
#726 Bands in Costume, Opinions on Battles & Farewell to Music Critic Nick Tosches
Sound Opinions
Rock and roll has never been purely about the music. The image a band puts forward can be almost as important as their songs. Some bands take it an extra step and make theatrical costumes an integral part of their act. In honor of Halloween, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite bands in costume. They also review the latest from rock band Battles and bid farewell to music journalist and biographer Nick Tosches.
#725 The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.
Sound Opinions
Though originally panned by many critics, the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile on Main St. is now considered a masterpiece. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot serve up a classic album dissection for the deeply influential recording.
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Birthdate
Mar 3rd, 1957
Location
Chicago, IL, USA
Episode Count
1136
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
4 weeks, 1 day