The Hoboken Sound, With Ben Zimmer: Movements, Scenes, and Genres
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Welcome to Movements, Scenes, and Genres In this, the first ever episode, we are joined by linguist, columnist and host of the Slate Podcast "Spectacular Vernacular", it's Ben Zimmer. Ben came on to talk with me about the Hoboken Sound, a hugely influential 80's indie hotspot, based around Maxwell's in New Jersey. And he chose ten songs for us to listen to. To listen to this, for free, with all the songs to listen to, check out our Mixcloud. The pod website is at This first episode is shared across the TempFans network. Please subscribe via your podplayer, Mixcloud or at ( Or, you can listen to the pod and dip into the Spotify Playlist that accompanies this pod. ( We discuss songs by the following bands: The Feelies, The Bongos, The dB's, The Individuals, Let's Active, The Trypes, Yo La Tengo, Yung Wu, Replacements, Yo La Tengo w/ Jeff Tweedy Find out more about Ben at If this isn't enough you can hear more from other people at: The McKenzie Tapes ( Look At My Records ( And read Jesse Jarnow's marvellous book, Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock ( Theme music and stings created by Jonathan Fisher ( This is a TEMPFANS production
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