#111: Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy by The Refreshments

February 26, 2013

We're back with another listener suggestion for episode #111 as we return to the world of 90s one-hit wonders and the 1996 album Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy by The Refreshments. Combining bar-band like guitar crunch with clever lyrics, FFBB shows of the Arizona band's musical range, adding elements unique to the Southwest like Mariachi rhythms and horns, and plenty of references to Mexico. There's no doubting "Banditos" worthiness as a 90s hit, but does the rest of the album measure up? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Down Together

3:17 - History of the Band

14:32 - Down Together

18:46 - Banditos

24:12 - Mexico

Outro - European Swallow

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#110: Sound Of Lies by The Jayhawks

February 19, 2013

We're back with another pick from Jason - the 1997 album Sound Of Lies by The Jayhawks. Written and recorded after the departure of co-founding lead singer and songwriter Mark Olsen, Sound of Lies rests on the shoulders of Gary Louris, who expands the Midwestern Americana sound to include psychedelic and Beatles-esque pop. Reviews were mixed at the time, but some claim this is a buried treasure. Are they right? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Think About It

3:06 - History of the Band

12:41 - Sixteen Down

20:26 - Trouble

23:22 - Dying On The Vine

29:18 - It's Up To You

Outro - The Man Who Loved Life

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#109: Dust by Screaming Trees

February 12, 2013

Episode 109 brings us another listener suggestion, this time the swan song of the Screaming Trees, their 1996 album Dust. The band recruited legendary producer George Drakoulias and legendary keyboardist Benmont Tench to create their most polished and radio-friendly album of their career, but did it turn out legendary? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Make My Mind

5:15 - History of the Band

18:56 - All I Know

22:04 - Halo of Ashes

24:14 - Sworn and Broken

Outro - Dime Western

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#108: Kent by Big Ass Truck

February 5, 2013

It's Tim's turn to make a pick, and this one brings the first big disagreement of the 2013 season as we tackle the sophomore album from Big Ass Truck, 1996's Kent. The gentlemen from Memphis combine Southern rock, funk and a little Ska with touches of Dust Brothers production ala the Beastie Boys and Beck. It's definitely an acquired taste, and one host did not acquire it. Can you guess who? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Theem From

2:28 - History of the Band

11:33 - Lil Tico

16:06 - Thermopolis

18:36 - Quart St Parakeet

21:15 - Dog Chases An Iguana Up A Tree & Barks At It All Night (pts I & II)

Outro - Sweetness

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