#205: Gone by Beasts of Bourbon

December 16, 2014

We're back with another Requested Review, and this week we're checking out the 1997 album Gone by Sydney, Australia's Beasts of Bourbon. With a career spanning over thirty years, BOB's output has been relatively small at only six full-length albums, but their influence, as well as the bands connected to BOB, has been felt world wide. 

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Saturated

3:23 - History of the Band

10:32 - Makem Cry

14:18 - Saturated

16:09 - I Suppose

20:11 - Get On

Outro - So Long

Listen Now:

#204: Scared Straight by New Bomb Turks

December 9, 2014

This week we take on Columbus, Ohio punk rock legends the New Bomb Turks. While Green Day, The Offspring and Rancid were tacking punk rock to the mainstream, bands like the Turks forged a louder, more aggressive path along side Rock From The Crypt, influencing the sounds of The Hives and Hellacopters with their Chuck Berry and Rolling Stones riffage on overdrive. Their 1996 album Scared Straight finds the band in new territory, going beyond the vocal, guitar, bass and drum set-up. Does it work? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Hammerless Nail

4:24 - History of the Band

9:15 - Hammerless Nail

14:31 - Professional Againster

15:49 - Wrest Your Hands

23:16 - Bachelor's High

Outro - Jukebox Lean

Listen Now:

#203: The Lizard by Saigon Kick

December 2, 2014

This week we revisit the 1992 sophomore album The Lizard by Saigon Kick. With sounds the recall a diverse group of bands such as Alice in Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, King's X and even the Beatles, The Lizard is a confusing journey the produces some very high highs and some very low lows. Is it an album worth checking out? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Hostile Youth

2:58 - Love Is On The Way

5:28 - History of the Band

11:51 - God of 42nd Street

13:26 - All I Want

19:27 - Peppermint Tribe

21:47 - All Alright

Outro - Freedom

Listen Now:

#202: Interview of Clay Tarver of Chavez

November 25, 2014

Joining us this week is Clay Tarver, guitarist of Chavez, to talk about the history of the band and their two releases for Matador Records, 1995's Gone Glimmering and 1996's Ride The Fader. We go deep into the past, present and future of the band, dig into their connection to Ohio via Guided By Voices and the New Bomb Turks, explore the development of the Chavez sound, how Zwan uncovered an unknown Chavez fanbase, discuss the possibility of a new Chavez album, and much, much more. And that's not the half of it, as we revisit his time pre-Chavez in Bullet LaVolta, how college roommate Donal Logue lead him to J.J. Abrams and a career in screenwriting, and working with Mike Judge on the HBO show Silicon Valley.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Break Up You Band

6:54 - Cold Joys

24:25 - Repeat The Ending

36:58 - You Faded

40:10 - Peeled Out Too Late

43:53 - Break Up Your Band

52:33 - The Ghost By The Sea

56:48 - Flight '96

1:33:57 - Wakeman's Air

Outro - Top Pocket Man

Listen Now:

#201: Interview with Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom

November 18, 2014

This week Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom joins us for an in-depth discuss about their 1993 album Big Red Letter Day. We cover a wide range of topics that include: writing, recording and touring the album, what happens when special visitors like Gene Simmons and David Lynch stop by your recording sessions with the legendary Robb Brothers, incorporating influences from bands like The Who and Rolling Stones, making videos, guitar rig set-ups, the band history, how My So-Called Life changed fan demographics, and much much more.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Tree House

29:29 - Tree House

34:19 - Suppose

45:52 - I'm Allowed

1:06:35 - Would Not Be Denied

1:12:05 - Late At Night

Outro - Sodajerk

Listen Now:

#200: Use Your Illusion I & 2 by Guns n’ Roses

November 11, 2014

Big numbers call for big celebrations, and with Dig Me Out hitting episode #200, we thought it was time to tackle a big record. Nevermind? Ten? Badmotorfinger? Siamese Dream? To predicable! Like Guns n' Roses, we decided to go the biggest of the big and tackle the ambitious double album of the decade Billy Corgan wasn't a part of, the one-two punch of 1991's Use Your Illusion 1 & 2. To help us tackle this behemoth, Chip Midnight stops by to help us breakdown these 30(!) songs.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - You Could Be Mine

19:06 - Live and Let Die

29:45 - Perfect Crime

39:49 - Dust N' Bones

1:02:14 - Civil War

Outro - Don't Cry

Listen Now:

#199: American Grafishy by Flipper

November 4, 2014

#199: American Grafishy by Flipper

This week we take on the only 90s release by the legendary band Flipper, their 1993 album American Grafishy. The anti-punk punk band, who traded high speed riffing for Sabbath-induced sludge, show why they encountered as much adoration as scorn with their five plus minute long dirges. Was it worth the nine year wait between albums? Tune in to find out. 

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Telephone

3:57 - History of the Band

12:34 - Flipper Twist

18:34 - We're Not Crazy

25:07 - Someday

Outro - Exist of Else
Listen Now:

#198: Short Forth Self Living by Medicine

October 28, 2014

This week we revisit the 1992 debut album Shot Forth Self Living by Medicine. Combining waves of distortion and breathy vocals, Medicine has been called the American My Bloody Valentine. Are they worthy of comparison to such a legendary band? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Miss Drugstore

3:19 - History of the Band

10:33 - Defective

15:25 - A Short Happy Life

20:36 - Sweet Explosion

Outro - Aruca

Listen Now:

#197: Psychic Hearts by Thurston Moore

October 21, 2014

This week we're revisiting the 1995 debut solo release Psychic Hearts by former Sonic Youth frontman/guitarist Thurston Moore. With a new solo album just released, it's the perfect time to check out Moore's first solo outing, with the inevitable comparisons to his (then) full-time gig in Sonic Youth. Shorter, stripped down and condensed songs dominate the album, but is the lack of experimentation a blessing or a curse? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Psychic Hearts

5:22 - History of the Band

15:37 - Patti Smith Math Scratch

19:17 - Ono Soul

21:40 - Tranquilizers

25:53 - Queen Bee and Her Pals

29:48 - Staring Statues

32:01 - Cindy (Rotten Tanx)

49:45 - Pretty Bad

Listen Now:

#196: Stoner Witch by The Melvins

October 14, 2014

The Melvins have a new album out, so it's the perfect time to revisit their 1994 release Stoner Witch. With their combination of metal, psyche and punk, Melvins have carved out a loyal fan base of their brand of "sludge metal." Stoner Witch is the second of their three albums on a major label, but the that doesn't make them any less metal, psyche or punk, as the band turns in some of the most exciting music in their history.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Queen

6:59 - History of the Band

9:25 - Sweet Willy Rollbar

15:55 - Roadbull

20:30 - Revolve

24:06 - Goose Freight Train

Outro - At The Stake

Listen Now: