Let It Roll

"Let it Roll" is a podcast about the history of popular music from the 19th Century to the 21st. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Music History
Music Commentary
Music Interviews
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The Let It Roll Mission Statement - The Insanel...
A brief and belated introduction to the Let It Roll podcast. Five years and twelve seasons in and we've finally figured out what we're doing. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.
2 min
202
TechnoRoll 2.21: Electroclash Was the 'It' Soun...
Nate and Ryan discuss the electro revival that began in the early 90s, got a lot of attention as electroclash when it moved to Brooklyn around the turn of the millennium and has had a surprising amount of influence on 21st century music. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.
52 min
203
Chula Fronteras Documented Tejano Legends Like ...
Nate and Justin take it back to Tejas for the final installment of the first series of "We Dig Rock Docs." Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.
57 min
204
TechnoRoll 2.20 Speed Garage and 2Step Evolved ...
Ryan and Nate discuss the sounds that pushed jungle aside and briefly ruled the English charts, airwaves and dance floors at the turn of the millennium. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts.
61 min
205
Grunge Bands Like Nirvana Drew All Eyes to the ...
Nate and Justin discuss the masterful telling of what happened when Seattle's happy little underground scene became an international pop culture sensation, attracting thousands of wannabes and hundreds of reporters to the city.Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter.Follow us on Facebook.Part of Pantheon Podcasts
61 min
206
TechnoRoll 2.19 Paul Van Dyk, DJ Tiesto, & Ferr...
On this episode, Nate and Ryan discuss the evolution of trance in the second half of the 1990s: psy-trance, progressive trance, and Euro or uplifting trance. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook. Part of Pantheon Podcasts
44 min
207
The Time Nirvana Opened For Sonic Youth and Mad...
Just before the release of Nevermind and "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Nirvana toured Europe opening up for mentors Sonic Youth. Nate and Justin look back on this iconic moment from their youth. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook. Part of Pantheon Podcasts
63 min
208
TechnoRoll 2.18: Leftfield, Moby, Green Velvet ...
House evolved down multiple paths in the 1990s as producers and DJs from Chicago to New York to London gave it their own personal twist. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook. Part of Pantheon Podcasts
61 min
209
The Sex Pistols Launched Punk Rock in London & ...
Nate and Justin discuss two very different takes on the Sex Pistols story, both films directed by Julien Temple. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook. Part of Pantheon Podcasts
62 min
210
TechnoRoll 2.17: The Prodigy, The Chemical Brot...
For many Americans Big Beat was the first style of electronic dance music that they saw in concert, purchased on CD or heard in TV ads and movie soundtracks. We discuss this briefly popular genre, how it evolved alongside other genres of EDM in England and it's surprisingly lasting impact. We also drew on Rory Hoy's "The Little Big Beat Book" for extra information. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook. Part of Pantheon Podcasts
62 min
211
The New York Dolls' Punky Glam Was Too Much, To...
New York Dolls bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane was the focus of Greg Whiteley's 2005 documentary which told the story of his final months in Los Angeles and an unexpected Dolls reunion in London. Nate and Justin also discuss the meteoric rise and tragic fall of the Dolls in New York and London in the 1970s. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
62 min
212
TechnoRoll 2.16: DJ Spooky, Atari Teenage Riot,...
This week the conversation turns toward the avant-garde of late 90's post-rave, post-rap, post-rock artists who abandoned the dance floors and strived to advance the boundaries of the form. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
55 min
213
ZZ Top Took Marshall Amps and Remade Boogie-Blu...
The alchemy of ZZ Top is studied and analyzed in this episode. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
60 min
214
TechnoRoll 2.15: Drum & Bass Fought to Differie...
As Jungle rose to prominence the scene fragmented into competing subgenres Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
63 min
215
The MC5's Combination of Hard Rock and Radical ...
The MC5 pioneered punk, heavy metal and high energy mid-western rock in late 1960's Detroit and paid a heavy price. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
60 min
216
TechnoRoll 2.14: Tricky, Portishead and Massive...
This week Nate & Ryan talk trip-hop and how the 1990s Bristol sound emerged from a city not much known for innovative music until the 1980s. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
50 min
217
Leon Russell Spotlighted in Les Blank's "A Poem...
We're launching a new mini-series this week featuring the return of SXSW CTO Justin Bankston to join Nate in discussing some of their favorite music documentaries. The series debut looks at filmmaker Les Blank and his documentary treatment of Leon Russell at work on an album in Nashville, playing live in LA and NOLA and at home in his studio complex in Oklahoma. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
57 min
218
TechnoRoll 2.13: American Rave Stayed Undergrou...
This week Nate & Ryan discuss "America The Rave: US Rave Culture 1990-1997" an era when rave became a significant underground youth music in the US but never reached the mainstream nor did American EDM make much of an impact internationally. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
58 min
219
Aerosmith, KISS, Cheap Trick & Starz Carved Out...
Host Nate Wilcox talks to Doug about how "four flamboyant bands that reveled in revved-up anthems and flaunted a novel theatricality" got major-label backing to try something a little different than the serious denim & leather stuff that dominated the early 70s. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
57 min
220
TechnoRoll 2.12: Dutch Dance Gets Intense With ...
This week the discussion turns to to chapter entitled "Marching Into Madness: Gabba and Happy Hardcore." A time when the sounds in Holland and Scotland got more martial and extreme while a backlash against Jungle sent many UK dancers into the arms of Happy Hardcore. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
55 min
221
How Jazz and Rock and Roll Came to Be Seen As C...
Host Nate Wilcox asks Matt about the role of music magazines such as Downbeat and Rolling Stone in the creation of a strict separation between the genres of jazz and rock which were so closely related that in 1955 Duke Ellington called rock & roll “the most raucous form of jazz, beyond a doubt.” Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
60 min
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TechnoRoll 2.11: Jungle Brought Hip-Hop & Regga...
Hardcore breakbeat evolved into Jungle in London in the early 1990s, changing the sound and bringing more Black dancers into the scene. Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
54 min
223
Rock's Back Pages Makes Historic Rock Writing A...
Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
14 min
224
The Kinks' Class-Consciousness Made Them Wary o...
Host Nate Wilcox and Mark discuss Ray Davies and the Kinks and their unique status among British Invasion artists
56 min
225
TechnoRoll 2.10: UK Pirate Radio Brought the Un...
This week Nate and Ryan discuss Reynolds' chapter on Pirate Radio in the UK, "This Sound Is For the Underground." Let It Roll is proud to be part of Pantheon Podcasts. Have a question or a suggestion for a topic or person for Nate to interview? Email letitrollpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook.
51 min