#081: Bellybutton by Jellyfish

July 31, 2012

On episode #81 we're joined by mastering engineer, record label owner and Jellyfish aficionado Steve Turnidge to revisit the band's debut release, 1990's Bellybutton. Steve is half of the team that put together the Jellyfish tribute album Sensory Lullabies and brings a deep knowledge and passion for the band to this episode. Grab a drink, find a comfortable chair and sit back, because you are about to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the most under-appreciated band of the 90s.

Other Links:

Steve's Book: Desktop Mastering: Fundamental Tools and Techniques for Mastering in the Box

Jellyfish: Live at Bogart's 1991

Relevant Previous Episodes:

#35: Phaseshifter by Redd Kross

#36: Get In Get Out by Mink

#46: Ro Sham Bo by The Grays

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - The King Is Half-Undressed

7:15 - History of the Band

30:58 - All I Want Is Everything

32:19 - All I Want Is Everything (Millicent Friendly cover)

36:27 - That Is Why

38:52 - Baby's Coming Back

49:50 - She Still Loves Him

59:15 - Bedspring Kiss

1:02:32 - Bedspring Kiss (Nigel Frayling-Kelly cover)

Outro - I Wanna Stay Home

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#080: Miss Happiness by Walt Mink

July 24, 2012

On episode #80 we're back with another listener suggestion, this week checking out the previously unfamiliar Walt Mink and their 1992 album Miss Happiness. Combining elements of Cheap Trick power pop and Jane's Addiction-esque guitar rock, Walt Mink can defy description at times. But is that a good thing, or is it the sound of inconsistency? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Love You Better

1:52 - History of the Band

10:31 - Smoothing The Ride

14:22 - Chowder Town

19:26 - Pink Moon

Outro - Croton-Harmon (Local)

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#079: Flipped Out In Singapore by Chainsaw Kittens

July 17, 2012

For episode #79, we push Skype to the max and welcome three special guests: drummer Aaron Preston, bassist Clint McBay and guitarist Mark Metzger, all of the Chainsaw Kittens, to revisit the 1992 album Flipped Out in Singapore.

We go deep into the history of the band, covering the arrivals, departures, working with Butch Vig and Spike Jonze, Aaron and Clint joining For Love Not Lisa, taunting O.J. Simpson, and why touring with KMFDM was as bad as it sounds.

Links:

TeenageWastelandOnline

TysonMeade.com

High In Highschool Video directed by Spike Jonze

Connie, I've Found the Door video directed by Phil Harder

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - High In High School

3:34 - History of the Band

25:43 - 2nd Theme/Flipped Out In Singapore

30:29 - Hold

45:47 - High In High School

Outro - When You Shoot

Bad Language Warning: This one definitely requires some earmuffs for the kids.

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#078: Through the Darkness by D Generation

July 10, 2012

On episode #78 of Dig Me Out, Jason brings a pick to the show - the 1999 album Through the Darkness by D Generation. Some might know lead singer Jesse Malin from his successful solo career, but with the recently reunited D Generation getting ready to release a new album soon, it's the perfect time to tackle the third album from this New York City punk rock outfit.

D Generation combine the snotty punk of the New York Dolls with power pop of Cheap Trick and '80s Sunset Strip bands. On some songs, it works like magic, on others... well, tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Hatred

5:25 - History of the Band

10:12 - Good Ship Down

13:34 - Helpless

17:35 - Lonely

23:08 - So Messed Up vs. Wild Night

26:36 - Only A Ghost

Outro - Sick On The Radio

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#077: Interview with Joe Oestreich of Watershed, Part 2

July 3, 2012

On episode #77 we're back with Watershed bassist/vocalist Joe Oestreich, author of the new book "Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll." In part two, we revisit their 1996 album Star Vehicle and about how touring different regions of the country impacts songwriting, their place in the history of Columbus music and the wisdom of the Karate Kid.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - She Picks The Songs

8:30 - Superstressed

14:36 - Can't Be Myself

18:27 - She Picks The Songs

28:05 - If That's How You Want It

35:19 - Something Wrong

47:59 - American Muscle

Outro - Obvious

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