Acapodcast #56

44 minutes of Acapodcast goodness, served hot and fresh!  Subscribe to the show or click here to listen to show #56!  Read below the track list for more goodness!

Track Title Artist Album Original Artist
Easy Lover
Firedrill! ... Sings Without Music, Vol. II Phil Collins
Slice of Heaven
Suade Home Brew Dave Dobbyn
Over The Rainbow
Canvas finally Judy Garland
Ain’t No Sunshine
Jabberwocks Breaking & Entering Bill Withers / D’Angelo
Steal Your Heart
Suade Home Brew Suade (Loz Blain / The Colonel)
The House Jacks Good Things The House Jacks (Andrew Chaikin)
Different For Girls
Ice Haloes No commercially available album… yet! Joe Jackson
I’d Do Anything For Love Jabberwocks Breaking & Entering Meat Loaf
What A Fool Believes
Firedrill! ... Sings Without Music, Vol. II Doobie Brothers
Simpsons Theme
Canvas finally Danny Elfman

Oh Firedrill!, we’ll miss you. Your riveting covers of delicious Eighties tunes brought me back in time to the explosion of college a cappella, but with over 20 years of arranging, production, and advancement of the art.  Keep us up to date on whatever you guys do next.

Don’t forget that if you are registered with twitter, you can follow me ( and tweet the phrase “Firedrill! rocks!” to me to be entered into a drawing for one of two Firedrill! CDs.

I mentioned that Andrew Chaikin performs under the stage name of Kid Beyond.  Here’s a great wikipedia article detailing much of his amazing efforts.  In a secret special commonality, Andrew got his start with the Brown Jabberwocks!

Send me thoughts and suggestions for show #57, which will be a Michael Jackson tribute episode.

6 thoughts on “Acapodcast #56

  1. Chad Bergeron


    You’re right, I did, didn’t I? I guess that’s what I get for being unfamiliar with the original and for being a little caught up in ideas for the Michael Jackson show coming up next. How embarrassing!

  2. Andy

    Off the top of my head:
    I’ll Be There – Ball in the House
    Wanna Be Startin’ Something – Spiralmouth
    Thriller – Francois Macre

    House Jacks ever cover any MJ? Austin’s voice seems like a perfect fit…

  3. Dave

    Great song selection! My only complaint is that the show production is making the podcast very difficult to listen to, especially in the car where I do my listening nearly all of the time. The song levels are far too low and your vocal track is too hot and clipping badly. Some quick gain adjustment on the vocals, and a bit of compression and normalization on the podcast track as a whole should fix that up in a jiffy.

    That being said, this is still one of the few a cappella shows being produced on a regular basis, so keep on up with it – the more the better! Thanks for all of your efforts Chad!

  4. Jim Goodrich

    Yes, I’m late to the game, but thank you for introducing me to Firedrill! I agree with you completely about their production values. It gives me a good standard to gauge my own work by. Thank you for all work on the show.

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