On this week’s episode Vinnie and The OG reveal their New Year’s Eve festivities; a breakdown of “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” is offered, which leads into an excoriation of Jimmy Buffet and the parrot-head culture. Once again, Paz and The OG Gavin talk biz: ROH, New Japan and NXT are all discussed. The Man of the People not only puts a bounty on the head of one of the 5 Seconds of Summer dudes, he also tells about an epic battle with baby wipes. Stevie Puerto Rico directs an invective-filled diatribe as he goes in on Tarantino in his Curmudgeon’s Corner. Professor Pablo talks about lawn care, varmints, and digging holes in his Cheapo Tip of the Week. The Rapid Fire – Word Association gimmick is back once again, with a whole new list of musical acts to dissect. Listener mail is read and the crew puts together another list of killer recommendations for you to check out. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown: we’re here to smarten youse up.
This week the crew is visited by old friends as Sheer Terror’s own Jason Carter sits in on the show, along with your favorite tattoo artist, Jackie Brown. The OG Gavin once again takes up the cause of the people as he squares up for round two in the eternal cheese sandwich struggle. Paz and the boys relive the old days as they introduce you to a place known only as “The Bazaar.” Topics broached include “Square, Not a Square,” a recap of the crew’s latest outing to Ring of Honor Wrestling, and the tragic loss of Motorhead frontman Lemmy. Meanwhile, Stevie Puerto Rico gives his review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and also gets his own jingle for this installment of Sicko’s Cromulent Corner. In a new segment Paz, OG, and The Professor play a game of “Word Association,” which is equal parts ire and praise. Of course, the Professor Pablo takes you on another dark road in a classic segment of the Cheapo Tip of the Week, some listener mail is read, and the crew has a new round of choice recommendations for you. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown: we roll the nickels.
“Heel Biz in Salem”
This episode finds the crew knee deep in more biz talk, with Paz and The Gavin throwing around some all-time favorites. There is even talk of a top 5 list. The crew also addresses the season-ending episode of their most current obsession; “The Leftovers.” A spirited discussion about ‘90s “alternative” music culminates in Vinnie’s impression of the era’s “top” vocalists. Yeah, you don’t want to miss that. Also, The Sicko gets a new nickname directly from the Godfather of NYHC; Vinnie Stigma while the OG Gavin regales everyone with a tale of Christmastime heat from days past, and Professor Pablo takes us all to a VERY scary place with his “Cheapo Tip of the Week.” As always, the crew answers some listener emails and provide you with recommendations as far as stuff they are into this week. The Broad Street Breakdown: dreams really do come true.
“Walk for One Block, Run for Two.”
This week Paz and The OG Gavin get heavy into the wrestling biz and break it down for all the marks, smarks, and even the rubes. Meanwhile, the Man of the People has heat with some elderly ladies in a diner parking lot, The Sicko disparages a beloved American institution in a brand new segment entitled “Sicko’s Contrarian Corner” and, of course, Professor Pablo has some bizarre new tips designed to save you money in his “Cheapo Tip of the Week.” The etymology of the word “jawn” is discussed, while the crew explains the origins of the word “gimmick.” Also, more listener mail is read, OG Gavin extols the virtues of Uber, and Cousin Friz gives you his 4 rules for life. That’s right: Friz has rules. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown: All Philly, all day.
The Breakdown is back and the boys are at it again. After recovering from the fallout of the “windows up” episode, the BSB crew dive right back into it. This week The OG Gavin has heat with a cheese sandwich and declares himself a “man of the people,” Vinnie Paz talks King Diamond and the genius of Kubrick, and the crew debuts a brand new segment (complete with a jingle!) called “Pablo’s Cheapo Tip of the Week.” Listener mail is read and answered, The Gavin gives an insightful look into the world of tattooing and the crew expounds on the crucial necessity of The Jam, “This Is England,” and Jadakiss. Don’t worry, it’ll all make sense after you hear it. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown, little droogies.
The crew is back with a brand new list: Top 5 “Windows Up” songs. What does this mean? It means Paz, The OG Gavin, and the crew put it out there: their 5 most beloved, yet heavily embarrassing, songs. As in songs that you’d only play in the whip with the windows ALL the way up. As in the kind of shit you’d never want your boys to find out that you’re heavy into. It gets real right from the start, and they hold NOTHING back. Power ballads, didgeridoos, something called “bro-country,” and Englebert Humperdinck are all referenced, and no song is too humiliating to make the cut. As The Paz was heard saying; “We’re going to some real dark places with this list.” Also, Vinnie answers listener mail; the crew introduces a new segment of quick recommendations highlighting their favorite books, films, music, and whatever else they are vibing on at the moment, and The Gavin gives a bit of life advice. Everybody laughs, cries, and, in the end, becomes a better person. The Broad Street Breakdown: helping you improve your life on a weekly basis.
This time the list expands to 5 choices as the crew attempts to pick the 5 greatest gangster rap albums ever made. Discussions over what exactly makes a record “gangsta’ rap” and why. Paz goes DEEP with his list, The Gavin makes up his own rules, and the Sicko gets banned from the mic for a ten minute punishment. Professor Pablo gets his own theme “music,” Cousin Friz stays handsome, and, as always, Scott the Engineer keeps it all going. Plus, the Gavin discusses “romance.” And sings. Also, listener mail is read and answered. Sort of…
The crew settles in for their very first podcast. Top 3 punk rock albums of all time are discussed in depth, with several “honorable mentions” up for debate. Paz, Gavin, and Pablo each come with a three-deep list of genre-defining albums. Who wins top honors of best album ever made? What does Paz have as his all-time number one? Favorite records; favorite record stores discussed, along with reminiscences on buying records in the ‘80s. The Sicko rambles, Cousin Friz is handsome and Scott the Engineer keeps it all together. The Gavin yells at Professor Pablo. Paz yells at Professor Pablo. Pretty much everyone yells at Professor Pablo. Hilarity ensues. It’s the Breakdown.