#146: Do You Know Who You Are? by Texas Is The Reason

October 29, 2013
To help us discuss the one and only (and legendary) album Do You Know Who You Are? by Texas Is The Reason, we're joined by Eric Grubbs, fan of the show and author of Post: A Look at the Influence of Post-Hardcore 1985-2007. We dive into the unique story of Texas Is The Reason, as well as their influences and influence on emo and post-hardcore bands that followed. And of course, we dissect one damn fine record.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Johnny On The Spot
9:56 - Johnny On The Spot
17:21 - A Jack With One Eye
Outro - Every Little Girl's Dream

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#145: Cream by Holy Barbarians

October 22, 2013
Jason has a pick for our latest episode, and it's an oddball among oddballs. Ian Astbury and The Cult towed the line between goth, hard rock and alternative, and after their break-up, he continued down the road less taken and formed Holy Barbarians. Their lone album, 1996's Cream, stands out with it's nods to '60s psychedelia combined with modern keyboard-centric twists. Our review of the self-titled 1994 Cult album ended with gushing praise, so how does the unofficial follow-up fare? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:
Intro - Space Junkie
2:48 - History of the Band
9:55 - You Are There
12:32 - Dolly Bird
20:27 - Brother Fights
Outro - Bodhisattva

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#144: Emergency & I by Dismemberment Plan

October 15, 2013
To wrap up our Fall of New Releases by 90s Bands schedule, we revisit the 1999 album Emergency & I by Dismemberment Plan, who recently reunited to release the new album Uncanney Valley out this week. Emergency & I combines a whole bunch of alternative rock royalty, like the Pixies, Pavement, Talking Heads and Gang of Four just to name a few, and produces a wholly individual sound. One of us is on board the D-Plan's ride, the other wants to get off after just a few stops. Yes, it's disagreement time!

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Gyroscope
2:30 - History of the Band
11:50 - What Do You Want Me To Say?
15:59 - A Life of Possibilities
20:40 - I Love A Magician
Outro - Back and Forth

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#143: Dopes to Infinity by Monster Magnet

October 8, 2013
Monster Magnet has a new record out, so you know what that means - we ignore it and review an album from their 1990s output. Before their breakout single 'Space Lord," MM scored a minor hit with 'Negasonic Teenage Warhead' off their 1995 album Dopes to Infinity. Does the whole album live up to the promise of the single, or this a case where stoner rock experimentation turns into a big mess? And what really is stoner rock, anyway? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - I Control, I Fly
3:20 - History of the Band
12:26 - King of Mars
15:42 - Ego, The Living Planet
20:45 - Blow 'Em Off
Outro - Negasonic Teenage Warhead

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#142: Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby by Girls Against Boys

October 1, 2013
With their first new release in eleven years, it about time we got around to one of the most unique bands of the 90s, Girls Against Boys, and their sophomore release from 1993, Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby. With a pair of bass slingers and a vocalist buried in the mix that sounds like he's gargling rocks (that's a compliment), GVSB explores the dark and dirty side of alternative, combining elements of post-punk and industrial into a murky but often tasty stew.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Rockets Are Red
3:41 - History of the Band
11:00 - Satin Down
16:58 - Get Down
19:34 - Bullet Proof Cupid
Outro - Learned It

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