EPISODE 30: TWO BEATLEMANIACS = SUPER SOLAR SISTER LOVERS
In which the boys take a deep dive into The Posies and splash around with Gigolo Aunts too!
EPISODE 29: ONE BEATLEMANIAC: FOUNTAINS OF ADAMS
In which I casually and confidently confuse the Bay State with the Bay State. It’s a club IN Massachusetts and a state NAMED Massachusetts. Forgive me all you Massholes out there.
EPISODE 28: BUTTERFLIES IN REVERSE
In which the Sunshine Boys prove beyond a shadow of a doubt their unfaltering willingness to go to the well yet again with the gift that just keeps on giving: the background vocal thing!
EPISODE 27: HIGHWAY 61 RESURFACED
In which the boys celebrate Adam’s “road trip” with an epic paean to travels and travails in song
EPISODE 26: AQUAMAN VS. THE NEPTUNES
In which our heroes dig deep into the hip-hop hit-making majesty of The Neptunes. Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo rocketed out of VA Beach and changed the course of hip-hop and popular music forever. We dig it. You should too.
EPISODE 25: LOVE AND HOPE AND SEX AND DREAMS
In which we really dig deep into some incredible music that just came out last week and start a rumor that I’m quitting the band after this tour by never once even mentioning the possibility.
EPISODE 24: WORD UP!
In which the boys ponder the meaning of life while facing each other across a vast distance and – on the same day you read these words – Adam makes a cameo appearance (get it) on the world’s BIGGEST podcast…The Adam Carolla Show!!!
EPISODE 23: POACHED EGGS PT. 2
In which our heroes continue to examine the art of the background vocal and James realizes that not every bluff is a Bløf
EPISODE 22: POACHED EGGS PT. 1
In which a complete lack of imagination and/or moral fibre leads me to name a series of podcasts on background vocals after my breakfast. Seriously…but, if you look on the bright side, there’s nowhere to go but up from here. The next one will probably be called “Famous Last Words”
EPISODE 21: WARREN PEACE THE TORTURED ART OF JAMES CAMPION
In which we celebrate today’s release of Handsome James Campion’s new book ACCIDENTALLY LIKE A MARTYR – THE TORTURED ART OF WARREN ZEVON. The long-awaited collection of essays arrives with great fanfare and pomp into the arms of a grateful nation. And we – here at the Underwater Sunshine Podcast – join them in a rousing “HUZZAH!”
EPISODE 20: GHOSTS IN THE RASHEEN AKA HOT TUB TIME RASHEEN
In which our pal Rasheen Smith’s Instagram story ignites a Heatwave resurgence (not to mention an inability to decide between two ridiculously awesome podcast titles) and then we come out and endorse our dear old friend Tyson Meade for Congress in the great state of Oklahoma. Other than that, not much happens but we talk a lot about Joan’s and Joni’s and bid a very sad farewell to Scott Hutchinson.
EPISODE 19: AVENGERELLA
In which, in the wake of the war and the devastation that followed, the boys reflect upon the journey and I secretly wonder how I would look in a cape. And then…we swing.
EPISODE 18: NEUE MUZIK TUESDAY
In which the boys just sit around and yap at each other about shit they love. Plus…why is nearly everyone named Rose? What aren’t they telling us?
EPISODE 17: IMMERGASM 2. ELECTRIC BOOGALOO
In which a guest returns from the far reaches of the West and the boys explore their Sordid youth.
EPISODE 16: PT.4 LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
In which the 70’s come to a close, the center embraces the fringe, and 1980 begins with a terrible ending. Also…during a podcast dedicated entirely to punk, I somehow manage to mix up The Commodores and The Ohio Players and THEN confuse Afghan Wigs with Fine Young Cannibals.
EPISODE 15: PT.3 LONDON CALLING
Oh punkity punk punk punk. PUNK! Punk-O-Rama. Punkadelica. Polka Punk. Peppa Punk. Punk Rock Girl. Punky’s Dilemma. Punk Rock T-Shirt Melting. Judy! ….is A Punk. Also…..British people. And – if I’m being totally honest – I fell asleep and woke up and now my brain’s not working in the slightest.
EPISODE 14: PT. 2 ALL THE YOUNG PUNKS (NEW BOOTS AND CONTRACTS)
In which New York City and the Bowery are still the center of the punk world but new bands are arriving every day from as far away as Cleveland and San Francisco. They’re popping up all over LA as well and it’s just the beginning because, across the pond in the UK….anarchy.
EPISODE 13: PT. 1 THE PUNKS AND THE GODFATHERS
In which a basketball coach comes up to Adam after a game at The Garden to talk about Death and that changes everything. So the boys decide to spend the next month discussing it. In other words, how talking about Death and Vermont leads to talking about the birth…of punk.
EPISODE 12: 40 WATT LOVE GODS
In which our heroes spend a quiet afternoon talking about old friends and bands, the ones who left and the ones we left, and the ones who just found the dreams didn’t fit them any more, and left to find new ones that did. And we keep returning to a little town on the North Oconee River where, at least for me, the left of the dial was born.
EPISODE 11: CHAMBER POP, PT. 2: FOREVER CHANGES
In which our heroes explore the meaning of Love, the magnificent grandeur of a Soul Man, Sam and…Dave Godowsky, a Bryter haze of British sorrow, the incredible Travelogue of Vince Mendoza and Joni Mitchell, and the marvel that is Illinois. But first…something Wonderful.
EPOSIDE 10: SHIT OR GET OFF THE CHAMBER POP, PT.1
In which our heroes prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they can speak fluently in circles for hours at time. A happy journey that begins with Belle and Sebastian winds down through a magical valley of brass and strings and other up-your-ass things before finally stumbling to the semi-chilling conclusion that a life in music is sometimes a lot like asking to have a car dropped on your nuts….plus flutes!
EPISODE 9: PEOPLE SAY WE MONK-Y AROUND
The team-up we’ve all been waiting for! The Sunshine Boys meet the Monk of Steel! Yes, it’s Immerglück, strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those off mortal men. Immerglück, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands. And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and the American way. And now another exciting episode in the adventures of Underwater Sunshine.
EPISODE 8: A Walk Across The Rooftops
In which our heroes post the podcast late because Adam got caught up eating ramen and watching a Japanese movie about ramen called Tampopo which you should all immediately watch while eating ramen yourselves and forgot to write the summary until now. PS. We fixed the bootleg.
EPISODE 7: IT TAKES A ROSS TO LAUGH; IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY
In which Adam and James discuss a particularly terrifying brand of stage fright, examine the fertile intersection of Black Funk and the Rolling Stones in the inspiration/information age, sneak a look at the effect the Crescent City and the Dirty South had on a British Island record, and finally bask in the afterglow of real royalty, remembering the son that set in the North Star state.
EPISODE 6: IT COULD BE WORSE; IT COULD BE RAINING
Our heroes explore the burden of expectations on art and reflect upon the irresistible oppression of hope on human beings. Eventually, after pondering the crushing weight of possibilities, they get really bummed out. They turn, first to drink and then to god before settling on pizza as the answer to life’s really important questions. They take a short pee break, talk about Paul Simon, and then each paint a masterpiece…but you can’t see that because this isn’t that kind of podcast
Episode 5: Fron A - to - Zevon
Our heroes discuss the upcoming release of James’ new book “Accidentally Like A Martyr: The Tortured Art of Warren Zevon”, talk about the difficult creative act of giving birth to a finished work, and reflect upon the up-and-down life of its complicated subject, the Excitable Boy himself, the troubadour of The Troubadour, the great Werewolf of Los Angeles: Warren William Zevon.
Episode 4: XX-Ray Vision
In which Adam gets all excited about playing Mary Lou Lord and our heroes manage to accidentally find themselves spending an entire podcast talking endlessly about the one subject neither of them knows anything about…
Episode 3: The Outlaw Roadshow and Everything After
Finding themselves at a crossroads and facing a cataclysmic crisis of near-galactic proportions, our turgid titans of talk recall the halcyon history of The Outlaw Roadshow and look forward to the future of the Underwater Sunshine Festival without ever mentioning the fact that Adam just really wants to see BLACK PANTHER tonight. Excelsior! (Nuff said)
Episode 2: Underwater Hitchcock
In which, without the benefit of any good drugs (or a net), our heroes Adam & James trip the psychedelic wonderland oeuvre of the great British troubadour Robyn Hitchcock and reveal the shockingly soft and boyish origins of Underwater Sunshine itself.
Episode 1: Leaving Every Home
Adam & James talk about moving around in their childhoods, think a series of extremely deep and sensitive thoughts, and eventually listen to some freakishly good songs, including a disturbing number of versions of “The Little Drummer Boy”.