In this episode: Soundcheck kicks off Madonna Week, by looking back at Madonna's self-titled debut album which was released 30 years ago this year. We start with Sire Records chairman and co-founder Seymour Stein about signing Madonna and working with her as a fledgling young artist.
And: Acclaimed indie-rock band Okkervil River has returned to spin yarns on another epic album. Hear the group play songs from The Silver Gymnasium in the Soundcheck studio.
Plus: We want you to tell us about a moment in your life that was shaped in some way by Madonna or her music. Take a listen to some "Madonna Moments" -- and tell us your own: Reach us on Twitter at @Soundcheck or call us at 866.939.1612.