#059: Interview with Alain Johannes of Eleven, Part 2

February 28, 2012

On episode #59, we continue our interview with singer/guitarist/producer Alain Johannes of Eleven for Part 2 of a track by track review of the 1993 self-titled album. Be sure to stick around to the end for some extra special bonus material you won't want to miss!

Marke sure to check out Part 1 for a discussion about the history of the band and Alain's 30+ years in the music industry.

Not familiar with Alain's resume? Besides Eleven, here's a few of the artists and bands he's recorded, produced, mixed, engineered, toured, written and recorded with: Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, Arctic Monkeys, No Doubt, Silverchair, Spinnerette, Eagles of Death Metal, The Gutter Twins, Millionaire, Puscifer, Wires on Fire, Mondo Generator, Sugarcult, Jason Falkner, UNKLE, Live, Melissa Ferrick, PJ Harvey, Troy Van Leeuwen, Jack Irons, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, Masters of Reality, Hilary Duff, Brody Dalle, Josh Homme and Matt Cameron. Just to name a few.

For more information, visit AlainJohannes.com and ElevenWorld.com. Follow Alain on Twitter and Facebook.

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - Eleven "Reach Out"

9:27 - Eleven "Crash Today"

11:10 - Eleven "Reach Out"

22:20 - Eleven "Towers"

29:50 - Eleven "Let Down (Left Out, Laughed At)"

36:27 - Eleven "Yes, Alright"

48:46 - Eleven "Ava Tar"

51:20 - Eleven "Slinky"

Outro - Eleven "Heavy"

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#058: Interview with Alain Johannes of Eleven, Part 1

February 21, 2012

On episode #58, we're joined by singer/guitarist/producer Alain Johannes of Eleven for Part 1 of a discussion about the history of the band and his 30+ years in the music industry. Next week, Part 2 dives into a track by track review of the 1993 self-titled album.

Not familiar with Alain's resume? Besides Eleven, here's a few of the artists and bands he's recorded, produced, mixed, engineered, toured, written and recorded with: Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, Arctic Monkeys, No Doubt, Silverchair, Spinnerette, Eagles of Death Metal, The Gutter Twins, Millionaire, Puscifer, Wires on Fire, Mondo Generator, Sugarcult, Jason Falkner, UNKLE, Live, Melissa Ferrick, PJ Harvey, Troy Van Leeuwen, Jack Irons, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, Masters of Reality, Hilary Duff, Brody Dalle, Josh Homme and Matt Cameron. Just to name a few.

For more information, visit AlainJohannes.com and ElevenWorld.com. Follow Alain on Twitter and Facebook.

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - Eleven "Reach Out"

8:45 - What Is This "I Am A House"

15:36 - Walk The Moon "Daddy's Coming Home"

20:52 - Eleven "Seasick of You"

27:00 - Chris Cornell "Flutter Girl"

31:16 - The Desert Sessions "Hanging Tree"

41:26 - Alain Johannes "Spider"

Outro - Eleven "Heavy"

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#057: Gobbledygook by The Wendys

February 14, 2012

On episode #57 it's listener review time once again. This week we finally get to a suggestion by 'Chel over at the awesome I Hate The 90s blog and review the 1991 album Gobbledygook by The Wendys. Along with the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream, The Wendys were a part of the early 90s Madchester scene, but do The Wendys stack up to those legendary bands? Tune in to find out, then leave a comment at digmeoutpodcast.com or on our Facebook page.

Segments: 0:00-5:44 - Intro, 5:44-7:15 - History of the Band, 7:15-31:52 - Review, 31:52-32:43- Outro

Songs in this Episode: Something's Wrong Somewhere - Intro, Half Pie - 12:30, I Want You And I Want Your Friend - 13:51, Pulling My Fingers Off - 21:14, Soon Is Fine - Outro

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#056: EDC by Satchel with special guest Shawn Smith

February 7, 2012

For episode #56, we dip into the category of "so good yet criminally overlooked," exploring the world of Satchel and their 1994 album EDC. Satchel seamlessly explore Alice In Chains riffing on one song and twisted Prince grooves on the very next. Joining us for the extensive track-by-track review is Satchel frontman Shawn Smith, who gives us insight on songwriting, dealing with a major label in the '90s, and how those Reservoir Dogs samples ended up on the album. Tune in,  then leave a comment on digmeoutpodcast.com or on our Facebook page.

Segments: 0:00-3:13 - Intro, 3:13-15:26 - History of the Band, 15:26-1:27:25 - Interview and Review, 1:27:25-1:29:22- Outro

Songs in this Episode: Built 4 It - Intro, 19:51 - Mr. Brown, 25:13 - Equilibrium, 30:04 - Taste It, Trouble Come Down - 33:23, More Ways Than 3 - 37:37, 48:36 - O, 52:25 - Mr. Pink, Willow - 1:00:42, The Roof Almighty - 1:02:26, Suffering - 1:06:39, Willow - Outro

(Warning: there are a few bad words in this episode - earmuffs for the kids)

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