History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff

History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff 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. The songs serve as bricks, but Martin slathers plenty of mortar. At the end, hopefully he has a sturdy house in which this week’s theory can reside unbothered by the elements. At approximately 7000, Martin has had published in books more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres. Additionally, Martin has penned approximately 85 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock and record collecting. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 231 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 16 hours 40 minutes


Birmingham’s Black Sabbath Family

In Episode 231, Martin digs into bands from Black Sabbath's original stomping grounds.



My Shadow Top Five: A Breaks Study

In Episode 230, Martin looks at the 'breaks' on songs from some of his favorite albums of all-time.



episode 229: My Top Five Albums: A Pre-Chorus Study

In Episode 229, Martin looks at great pre-choruses on songs from some of his favorite albums of all-time.



episode 228: Corporate Solo Albums

In Episode 228, Martin dives into solo albums that feel like a cash grab.



episode 227: Inspired by New York City

In Episode 227, Martin explores songs inspired by the Big Apple, New York City.



episode 226: The Bruce Springsteen Family

In Episode 226, Martin explores artists who touch upon Bruce's world and influences.


 2023-10-24  32m

episode 225: Heaviest '70s Live Albums

In Episode 225, Martin mulls over the heaviest live albums from the 1970s.


 2023-10-17  39m

episode 224: Sequencing

In Episode 224, Martin addresses albums that suffer from poor track ordering.


 2023-10-10  35m

episode 223: Bands Rarely Copied. But Not Never.

In Episode 223, Martin explores bands that are hardly ever copied... except for when they are.


 2023-10-03  36m

episode 222: Recalled Reactions: Big Debut Albums

In Episode 222, Martin recalls his reactions to big debut albums of the mid-late '70s and early '80s.


 2023-09-27  42m