#198: Short Forth Self Living by Medicine

October 28, 2014

This week we revisit the 1992 debut album Shot Forth Self Living by Medicine. Combining waves of distortion and breathy vocals, Medicine has been called the American My Bloody Valentine. Are they worthy of comparison to such a legendary band? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Miss Drugstore

3:19 - History of the Band

10:33 - Defective

15:25 - A Short Happy Life

20:36 - Sweet Explosion

Outro - Aruca


#197: Psychic Hearts by Thurston Moore

October 21, 2014

This week we're revisiting the 1995 debut solo release Psychic Hearts by former Sonic Youth frontman/guitarist Thurston Moore. With a new solo album just released, it's the perfect time to check out Moore's first solo outing, with the inevitable comparisons to his (then) full-time gig in Sonic Youth. Shorter, stripped down and condensed songs dominate the album, but is the lack of experimentation a blessing or a curse? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Psychic Hearts

5:22 - History of the Band

15:37 - Patti Smith Math Scratch

19:17 - Ono Soul

21:40 - Tranquilizers

25:53 - Queen Bee and Her Pals

29:48 - Staring Statues

32:01 - Cindy (Rotten Tanx)

49:45 - Pretty Bad


#196: Stoner Witch by The Melvins

October 14, 2014

The Melvins have a new album out, so it's the perfect time to revisit their 1994 release Stoner Witch. With their combination of metal, psyche and punk, Melvins have carved out a loyal fan base of their brand of "sludge metal." Stoner Witch is the second of their three albums on a major label, but the that doesn't make them any less metal, psyche or punk, as the band turns in some of the most exciting music in their history.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Queen

6:59 - History of the Band

9:25 - Sweet Willy Rollbar

15:55 - Roadbull

20:30 - Revolve

24:06 - Goose Freight Train

Outro - At The Stake


#195: Twisted Tenderness by Electronic

October 7, 2014

With a new solo album released by Johnny Marr, we decided to check out his post-Smiths band Electronic along with Bernard Sumner of New Order and their third album from 1999, Twisted Tenderness. Steeped in the dance electronic music of the 1990s, Sumner and Marr each bring their respective sounds to the band. While this frees Sumner to explore more pop melodies, Marr can occasionally get lost in the layers of loops and synths. Is Electronic a successful collaboration? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Make It Happen

8:06 - History of the Band

14:14 - Like No Other

16:33 - Twisted Tenderness

22:24 - Can't Find My Way Home

26:23 - Haze

28:49 - Vivid

Outro - Prodigal Son

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