#189: Return of The Rentals by The Rentals

August 26, 2014

The Rentals have a new album out, so it's the perfect time to revisit their debut album from 1995, Return of The Rentals. The band scored a minor hit with Friend of P, and this debut is full of even more radio-friendly singles, but can the keep the vocal and musical hooks flowing throughout the record with the analog synth, fuzz bass and boy/girl vocal set-up? Tune in to find out, and to hear Jason go on a interface design rant you may or may not want to miss.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - My Summer Girl

3:04 - Friends of P

5:51 - History of the Band

13:46 - Waiting

18:25 - Brilliant Boy

21:47 - Naive

26:32 - Please Let That Be You

Outro - The Love I'm Searching For

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#188: Twice Removed by Sloan

August 19, 2014

With a new album out soon and twenty years since their sophomore release Twice Removed, we thought now was a good time to head north of the border and investigate Sloan. We dive into the four-singer/songwriter band, try to figure out if this is the best Canadian album of all time, or even the best by the band, and end up trying to figure out the best decade for Canadian rock 'n roll.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Deeper Than Beauty

3:41 - Money City Maniacs

5:14 - History of the Band

16:22 - Snowsuit Sound

19:12 - People of the Sky

21:21 - Coax Me/Go Your Own Way

27:25 - Bells On

30:28 - I Can Feel It

Outro - Worried Now
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#187: Bakesale by Sebadoh

August 12, 2014

Along with Guided By Voices, Sebadoh flew the lo-fi flag in the 90s with a similar gift for short, punchy rock songs. We revisit their 1994 release Bakesale, and dive into a discussion on the two-singer/songwriter band set-up.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Magnet's Coil

2:49 - Rebound

4:29 - History of the Band

14:57 - License to Confuse

17:22 - Skull

20:54 - Temptation Ride

23:26 - Not Too Amused

28:55 - Give Up

Outro - Dreams

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#186: Second Coming by The Stone Roses

August 5, 2014

This week we revisit the 1994 release Second Coming by The Stone Roses. Joining us to dissect this divisive sophomore release is old friend and music professor Neal Schmitt, who provides a deep knowledge of band and provides insight into the recording technology that went into an album that sounds before it's time while borrowing heavily from earlier influences. That leads us into an extended discussion of other 90s bands and artists who either surpassed expectations on their second albums, or sank like the proverbial stone.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Driving South

4:07 - Love Spreads

6:41 - History of the Band

15:52 - Breaking Into Heaven

22:06 - Driving South

29:50 - Begging You

35:09 - Love Is The Law (The Seahorses)

Outro - Ten Storey Love Song

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