#098: Safe Sex Designer Drugs and The Death of Rock n Roll by Baby Chaos

November 27, 2012

For episode #98, we're using a listener suggestion as an opportunity to check out an obscure band neither of us knew about to that later became another obscure band that we actually did know about. Got it? Scottish rockers Baby Chaos are the band, and they also provide us with the longest album title to date with 1995's Safe Sex Designer Drugs & The Death of Rock & Roll. In the late 90s they changed their name to Deckard, a band we both listened back in the early 2000s. We liked Deckard, so how does Baby Chaos stack up? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Saliva

1:50 - History of the Band

11:17 - Sperm

13:47 - A Bullet for the End

25:38 - Go To Hell

Outro - Hello Victim

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#097: Under The Western Freeway by Grandaddy

November 20, 2012

In our quest to knock out our backlog of listener suggestions, for episode #97 we're checking out the 1997 album Under the Western Freeway by Grandaddy. Some describe Grandaddy's sound as lo-fi space-rock, drawing comparisons to The Flaming Lips, Brian Wilson and Pavement, but we also heard some more straight-forward pop in the vein of Weezer and Guided By Voices. Question is, does is work, and what could Grandaddy learn from Journey? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - A.M. 180

2:13 - History of the Band

6:08 - A.M. 180

9:39 - Summer Here Kids

13:50 - Poised at Hartsy Thai Food

Outro - Why Took Your Advice

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#096: Comforter by Compulsion

November 13, 2012

We're back with another listener suggestion, this week tackling the 1994 debut album Comforter by Irish band Compulsion. Deemed "The New Wave of New Wave" by NME back in the early 1990s, Compulsion straddles the line between the American alternative rock of Nirvana and the Pixies, and the harder-edged guitar rock of Therapy? with a unique lyrical bent. Does it all work? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Mall Monarchy

2:32 - History of the Band

9:36 - Rapejacket

14:06 - Domestique

15:33 - Oh My Fool Life

Outro - Jean Could Be Wrong

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#095: Interview with Ken Stringfellow of The Posies

November 6, 2012

We've got a very special episode this week as we're joined by Ken Stringfellow of The Posies to talk about his new solo album, Danzig The Moonight. In addition, we revisit the 1993 Posies album Frosting On The Beater.

Now living in Paris, Ken talks about the varied influences behind his new album, working with a variety of musicians, songwriting, gives us the real story on The Posies relationship with DGC while making Frosting On The Beater, their contrasting experiences in the studio with John Leckie and Don Fleming, how he joined the R.E.M. fold, and so much more.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Dream All Day (from Frosting On The Beater)

2:05 - History of the Band

9:07 - Jesus Was An Only Child (from Danzig In The Moonlight)

27:43 - Drop Your Pride (from Danzig In The Moonlight)

40:47 - Flavor of the Month (from Frosting On The Beater)

58:21 - Doesn't It Remind You of Something (from Danzig In The Moonlight)

Outro - Shittalkers (from Danzig In the Moonlight

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Special Announcement

November 2, 2012

Hey all, we've posted a short announcement in our feed this week that you can download or stream. Feel free to visit our new Request A Review page for all the information regarding our new process for album suggestions starting in 2013.