• 91: Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Bruce Springsteen

    It is the season one finale! To celebrate we decided to release a special episode wherein everything is the same as the other episodes…

    This week we discuss the 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen, or as he is affectionately known, The Boss.

    It has been an emotional first season and we would both like to thank you for all your support.

    Off the Record will return, we are not sure exactly when, but keep an eye on the horizon because, with a fair wind, we will be back this decade.

    You can find a playlist of our favourite songs from the podcast here:


    S1E10 - 56m - Mar 19, 2021
  • 92: Axis: Bold as Love - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    It is time to turn it up to 11 and blow the roof off as we discuss Axis: Bold as Love, the phenomenal second studio album from guitar legend and rock pioneer Jimi Hendrix, and the other two band members.

    Aside from the expert music analysis you have come to expect, Tom sets out to prove John isn’t the only one who can do impressions and we reminisce about some of our own musical performances.

    You can find a playlist of our favourite songs from the podcast here:


    S1E9 - 59m - Feb 26, 2021
  • 93: Supa Dupa Fly - Missy Elliot

    Warning! The following podcast is explicit, please keep in a secure container out of reach of children.

    Hip-Hop is back on the agenda this week as we discuss Missy Elliot’s debut album Supa Dupa Fly. No prizes for guessing which of the team loved this album…

    Elsewhere there is the usual cocktail of games, nostalgia and laughter. Plus John treats us to, what can only be described as, a performance art piece. 

    Peace and love!

    S1E8 - 56m - Feb 5, 2021
  • 94: Fun House - The Stooges

    Are you sick of the status quo? Do you want to rage against the machine? Do you think guitar solos are getting out of hand? Of course you do! 

    So come and listen to this week’s episode of OTR.

    This week we discuss the hugely influential and sonically aggressive proto-punk band The Stooges and their album Fun House. 

    We argue about what is Punk? What isn’t Punk? Is Punk Punk? Is Punk not Punk? Is not Punk Punk? And so on...

    S1E7 - 1h 0m - Jan 22, 2021
  • 95: Take Care - Drake

    Want to hear Tom floundering as he tries to think of something insightful to say about Rap?

    Well you’re in luck, because the album in the spotlight this week is Drake’s Take Care. 

    I think John made some excellent points in this episode. If you listen closely and tune out some of the childish expletives, you may even be able to make out some searing social commentary.

    Hip Hop Hooray!

    S1E6 - 48m - Jan 8, 2021
  • 96: Automatic For The People - R.E.M.

    Happy New Year! 

    This week we are back to the warm embrace of album chat as we discuss the superb 1992 album Automatic for the People by R.E.M. Finally an alternative rock album that Tom can get his indie kid teeth into.

    Will this be the week someone gets a full house in the music game, will it be the week we get one hundred listeners or will this be the week where Tom’s intro becomes longer than the show itself? Listen to find out!

    S1E5 - 1h 4m - Jan 1, 2021
  • Christmas Special 2020


    The pod team had a brilliant idea that no one has ever had before, a Christmas Special!

    So we are putting the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time on the backburner and turning our attention to a selection of brilliant/terrible/mediocre (delete as appropriate) Christmas Songs.

    Your regular programming will return in the new year but until then have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for all the support you have given our burgeoning podcast empire.

    51m - Dec 24, 2020
  • 97: Master Of Puppets - Metallica

    On an emotional rollercoaster of an episode, the mood turns from excitement to belligerent to just down right drained as we discuss the seminal 1986 album Master of Puppets by Metallica.

    Also this week, we lament our inability to host a launch party for the podcast, we ponder about how to increase our listenership and Tom makes an overdue public apology.

    S1E4 - 1h 9m - Dec 18, 2020
  • 98: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams

    There is controversy and vulgarity abound in this week’s episode of OTR, as our heroes try shamelessly to garner more listeners. 

    Aside from the usual album chat there is friendship, there are arguments, plus John takes verbal swings at anything that moves while Tom enables him with gleeful laughter. 

    The album under the spotlight today is Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, the critically acclaimed 5th album from singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.

    S1E3 - 1h 6m - Dec 11, 2020
  • 99: Red - Taylor Swift

    After the unqualified success of our debut show, today we turn our attention to Taylor Swift's 2012 album, Red.

    Red, Swift’s fourth album, was the then-country star’s first foray into pop. She never looked back. 

    Amongst the expert analysis you'll find: reminiscing, games and at least one genuinely hurtful comment.

    S1E2 - 59m - Dec 4, 2020
  • 100: Music From Big Pink - The Band

    On the inaugural episode of OTR, we discuss the debut album from The Band, Music From Big Pink.

    Released in 1968, Music From Big Pink was a serious departure from what was popular at the time and announced The Band as being more than just Bob Dylan's backing band.

    S1E1 - 43m - Nov 27, 2020
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