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If I Had A Hifi

Jackson O'Brien & The Major

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Jackson O'Brien & The Major

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If I Had A Hifi is a podcast about stuff you might not know about about your favorite records. Hosts Jackson O'Brien and The Major deliver history, criticism, and deep reads of records of every type and every era. Impress your friends and make new ones with your newfound knowledge about the time Marvin Gaye was almost a Detroit Lion, about David Byrne's inability to communicate, and what brand of drum machine Janet Jackson uses.

Latest Episodes

31 –Energy

EThe Major & Jackson are back at it again to talk about the first and last great 3rd Wave Ska album, Energy by Operation Ivy. Topics include: the first ever recorded "pick it up", the first ever cooperativelyrun all ages punk venue, and the first song about peer pressure that doesn't suck.

64 MIN2017 JUL 10
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31 –Energy

30.2 - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

Part two of The Major & Jackson discussing the disco landmark Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack. Learn all about how the rigidity and conformity of the sound of the soundtrack, the novelty hits it accidentally promoted, and the unrealistic expectations of the disco lifestyle the film promoted accidentally killed disco just as it was bringing it to the mainstream.

57 MIN2017 MAR 15
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30.2 - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

30.1 - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

The Major & Jackson tackle the monster disco document in the first of their first ever 2 part episode on the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack. How was panic instrumental to the creation of the majority of the album? How did three Australian Beatles fans accidentally calcify the disco sound accidentally due to a family tragedy? Why is America's conception of disco based on lies? Answers within!

53 MIN2017 MAR 8
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30.1 - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

29 - Curtis

In honor of Black History month Jackson & The Major discuss one of the most important black liberation records of all time, Curtis Mayfield's self titled solo debut. Learn about his history with the impressions, his tangential relationship to the most important drum fill of all time, and about harps, so so many harps.

54 MIN2017 FEB 22
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29 - Curtis

28 –Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed Up Hearts

You don't own Lesley Gore, and no one owns you. Go deep into the go-go boots and weird chartreuse sweaters in the world of 60s girl pop with Jackson & The Major as they discuss Lesley Gore's sophomore LP Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed Up Hearts. Who owes their career to their dentist uncle? How did Quincy Jones snatch Lesley Gore's career away from Phil Spector? How many Gilmore Girls jokes can The Major and Jackson make in 1 hour? Answers within.

71 MIN2017 FEB 1
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28 –Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed Up Hearts

27 - Faith

Couldn't leave us one week without musical tragedy could you, 2016? The Major & Jackson discuss "The British Thriller": George Michael's "Faith". What track is wholesale missing an instrument? What Minneapolitans did George Michael collaborate with for a dance track? Andrew Ridgely: more or less talented than Art Garfunkel? Answers within!

70 MIN2017 JAN 4
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27 - Faith

The If I Had A Hifi Xmas Mixtape

Are you as tired as the Major and Jackson are of standard drugstore holiday tunes? Come and join If I Had A Hifi on a journey through the more esoteric side of pop, rock, country and hip hop christmas songs. Click here for the Spotify playlist of songs discussed.

79 MIN2016 DEC 21
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The If I Had A Hifi Xmas Mixtape

25 – Fear Of A Black Planet

ENow is an excellent time to remember that we need to fight the power. What is Chuck D's government name? (hint: it's not Charles) What blue eyed soul did Terminator X sprinkle into his instrumental track? What song is the subject of the most embarrassingcover of all time? Find out by listening to the episode!

84 MIN2016 DEC 7
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25 – Fear Of A Black Planet

24 - Guitar Heaven

EIt’s turkey day so let’s talk about a real turkey of an album. It’s Guitar Heaven by Santana. Join us as Jackson, The Major, and special guest John Cameron discuss the hilarious train wreck that is Santana’s very late period covers / duets album. Who delivers the most phoned-in dead inside performance? What track would be improved if Carlos Santana hadn’t played on it? What is the Santana game and how do you play it? Answers in this week’s episode.

83 MIN2016 NOV 16
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24 - Guitar Heaven

23 - The Evil One

The baby ghost from the 1900s says listen to a podcast Jackson & The Major discuss the 1980 horror rock classic The Evil One by Roky Erickson. How much of Roky's influence was legit b-movie sensibility and how much was his own mental issues? Is he indeed Satan's friend? How did The Who influence his horror rock period? We don't know for certain either but we sure discuss it!

58 MIN2016 OCT 19
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23 - The Evil One

Latest Episodes

31 –Energy

EThe Major & Jackson are back at it again to talk about the first and last great 3rd Wave Ska album, Energy by Operation Ivy. Topics include: the first ever recorded "pick it up", the first ever cooperativelyrun all ages punk venue, and the first song about peer pressure that doesn't suck.

64 MIN2017 JUL 10
Comments
31 –Energy

30.2 - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

Part two of The Major & Jackson discussing the disco landmark Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack. Learn all about how the rigidity and conformity of the sound of the soundtrack, the novelty hits it accidentally promoted, and the unrealistic expectations of the disco lifestyle the film promoted accidentally killed disco just as it was bringing it to the mainstream.

57 MIN2017 MAR 15
Comments
30.2 - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

30.1 - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

The Major & Jackson tackle the monster disco document in the first of their first ever 2 part episode on the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack. How was panic instrumental to the creation of the majority of the album? How did three Australian Beatles fans accidentally calcify the disco sound accidentally due to a family tragedy? Why is America's conception of disco based on lies? Answers within!

53 MIN2017 MAR 8
Comments
30.1 - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

29 - Curtis

In honor of Black History month Jackson & The Major discuss one of the most important black liberation records of all time, Curtis Mayfield's self titled solo debut. Learn about his history with the impressions, his tangential relationship to the most important drum fill of all time, and about harps, so so many harps.

54 MIN2017 FEB 22
Comments
29 - Curtis

28 –Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed Up Hearts

You don't own Lesley Gore, and no one owns you. Go deep into the go-go boots and weird chartreuse sweaters in the world of 60s girl pop with Jackson & The Major as they discuss Lesley Gore's sophomore LP Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed Up Hearts. Who owes their career to their dentist uncle? How did Quincy Jones snatch Lesley Gore's career away from Phil Spector? How many Gilmore Girls jokes can The Major and Jackson make in 1 hour? Answers within.

71 MIN2017 FEB 1
Comments
28 –Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed Up Hearts

27 - Faith

Couldn't leave us one week without musical tragedy could you, 2016? The Major & Jackson discuss "The British Thriller": George Michael's "Faith". What track is wholesale missing an instrument? What Minneapolitans did George Michael collaborate with for a dance track? Andrew Ridgely: more or less talented than Art Garfunkel? Answers within!

70 MIN2017 JAN 4
Comments
27 - Faith

The If I Had A Hifi Xmas Mixtape

Are you as tired as the Major and Jackson are of standard drugstore holiday tunes? Come and join If I Had A Hifi on a journey through the more esoteric side of pop, rock, country and hip hop christmas songs. Click here for the Spotify playlist of songs discussed.

79 MIN2016 DEC 21
Comments
The If I Had A Hifi Xmas Mixtape

25 – Fear Of A Black Planet

ENow is an excellent time to remember that we need to fight the power. What is Chuck D's government name? (hint: it's not Charles) What blue eyed soul did Terminator X sprinkle into his instrumental track? What song is the subject of the most embarrassingcover of all time? Find out by listening to the episode!

84 MIN2016 DEC 7
Comments
25 – Fear Of A Black Planet

24 - Guitar Heaven

EIt’s turkey day so let’s talk about a real turkey of an album. It’s Guitar Heaven by Santana. Join us as Jackson, The Major, and special guest John Cameron discuss the hilarious train wreck that is Santana’s very late period covers / duets album. Who delivers the most phoned-in dead inside performance? What track would be improved if Carlos Santana hadn’t played on it? What is the Santana game and how do you play it? Answers in this week’s episode.

83 MIN2016 NOV 16
Comments
24 - Guitar Heaven

23 - The Evil One

The baby ghost from the 1900s says listen to a podcast Jackson & The Major discuss the 1980 horror rock classic The Evil One by Roky Erickson. How much of Roky's influence was legit b-movie sensibility and how much was his own mental issues? Is he indeed Satan's friend? How did The Who influence his horror rock period? We don't know for certain either but we sure discuss it!

58 MIN2016 OCT 19
Comments
23 - The Evil One
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