#120: Interview with Happy Chichester of Howlin Maggie

April 30, 2013

Joining us for episode #120 is Happy Chichester, formerly of Howlin Maggie, who has just released his second solo album, Torchwood Loop. After spending almost a decade in legendary funk-rock band Royal Crescent Mob, Happy formed Howlin Maggie, who released their debut album Honeysuckle Strange in 1996. After a line-up change and follow-up release in 2001, Happy struck out on his own, releasing studio and live releases, while playing sideman in the Shawn Smith/Stone Gossard band Brad. We cover all this, plus Happy's take on the current state of the music industry, analog vs. digital recording and plenty more.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - $3.99 3:39 - Miss Universe 12:41 - How The West Was Won 28:48 - Easy To Be Stupid 34:52 - I'm A Slut 43:07 - Long Live Doug (Standing) 1:09:34 - Alcohol Outro - Rubbing The Industry Raw

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#119: The Moray Eels Eat the Space Needle by Space Needle

April 23, 2013

For episode #119, we're tackle a listener suggestion: The Moray Eels Eat The Space Needle by Space Needle from 1997. Only this time, we've brought in our listener to tell us why he decided to suggest this album, that bounces between ten-plus-minute space rock experiments to concise and bittersweet harmonized morose pop.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - One Kind of Lullaby
4:21 - History of the Band
12:41 - Where the fucks my wallet?
14:32 - Never Lonely Alone
18:32 - Old Spice
21:17 - Hot for Krishna
Outro - Love Left Us Strangers
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#118: New Parade by The Sheila Divine

April 16, 2013

For episode #118, Aaron Perrino of The Sheila Divine joins us to revisit their debut 1999 album, New Parade. Our wide ranging discussion covers a variety topics, including the whether Cleveland or Buffalo are the sadder city, the workout habits of Greg Dulli, eyeglass endorsements and contracting SARS in China. Oh, and we also talk music, songwriting, recording, touring and all that good stuff, as well as an impromptu a cappella version of Joe Esposito's "You're The Best."

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Automatic Buffalo

17:42 - Hum

20:17 - Automatic Buffalo

33:10 - The Modern Log

1:04:20 - The Amendment

Outro - Awful Age

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#117: Pony Express Record by Shudder To Think

April 9, 2013

For our latest listener suggestion, we finally get around to a beloved album that flew under our collective radar for too long - 1994's Pony Express Record by Shudder To Think. The twists and turns are plenty on STT's major label debut, but hidden inside these dissonant and jagged tunes are melodic hooks that would make Matthew Sweet swoon. And that's not the only oddball reference we'll make, as Alice Cooper, Jesus Christ Superstar and more get tossed into the reference potluck in an attempt to figure out Pony Express Record.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Gang of $

3:30 - History of the Band

16:15 - No RM. 9, Kentucky

19:01 - Kissi Penny

22:02 - Earthquakes Come Home

29:00 - X-French Tee Shirt

33:06 - So Into You (Atlanta Rhythm Section)

34:36 - So Into You (Shudder To Think)

Outro - Trackstar

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#116: Murk Time Cruiser by aMiniature

April 2, 2013

Episode #116 brings us another listener suggestion, this time we check out the 1995 album Murk Time Cruiser by aMiniature (the first "a" is silent, if you didn't know). Combining disjointed rhythms and razor sharp guitar riffs, aMiniature are in the same stratosphere as the recently reviewed Knapsack, evening sharing the same producer for their third and final album, just like Knapsack. But is that where the similarities end? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - He, The Bad Feeler

1:50 - History of the Band

12:27 - He, The Bad Feeler

14:00 - Peddler's Talk

17:21 - Long Live Soul Miner

24:39 - Bored Spy

Outro - Signer's Strut

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