#228: Interview with Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Mutoid Man

May 26, 2015

Joining us this week is singer, guitarist and songwriter Stephen Brodsky of Cave InMutoid Man and many other projects. Stephen takes us back to the beginning: bootlegging Metallica onto cassettes to practice guitar licks, early grade school jams and trying to figure out how to get distortion. We explore his his high school years, discovering hardcore (and hating it at first) and what eventually led to the formation of Cave In. We discuss the evolution of the band, from the “metalcore” beginnings to the transition to Jupiter and the fan backlash that ensued from that album onto Antenna. We get into his newest project, Mutoid Man, and contemplate the current state of “metal” music. We cover reissues, guitar rigs and much, much more. Enjoy!

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Big Riff

30:48 - Terminal Deity by Cave In

43:11 - Jupiter by Cave In

1:00:31 - Reptilian Soul by Mutoid Man

1:07: 26 - Magnified by Cave In (Failure cover)

Outro - Requiem

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#227: Trysome Eatone by Love Spit Love

May 19, 2015

This week’s Requested Review features Richard Butler’s post-Psychedelic Furs project Love Spit Love. We’re checking out the second (and final) album from the band, 1997′s Trysome Eatone. Butler is able to inject his unique melodic and vocal style with some new blood thanks to new players and a wide range of sounds. Sometimes the band evokes his previous band, other times the louder more aggressive rock of the 90s. Does it all work? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Believe

2:51 - History of the Band

8:05 - More Than Money

13:50 - Fall On Tears

18:00 - Friends

24:30 - 7 Years

Outro - 227

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#226: One-Hit Wonders of the 90s Discussion

May 12, 2015

This week we’re chatting about one-hit wonders of the 90s. Joining us is returning champ Andy Derer and newbie Joy Royland. We try to figure out what exactly is a one-hit wonder. We talk about our favorite and least favorite one-hit wonders from the 90s. We cover the one-hit wonders of the 90s that we still enjoy and still annoy us.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Epic by Faith No More

10:14 - Whoomp! (There It Is) by Tag Team

17:22 - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger

27:23 - Popular by Nada Surf

35:35 - Good by Better Than Ezra

43:22 - Bitch by Meredith Brooks

56:13 - Counting Blue Cars by Dishwalla

Outro - Baby, I Love Your Way by Big Mountain

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#225: Sing to God by Cardiacs

May 5, 2015

Our latest requested review might be our most challenging listen ever, 1995′s Sing to God by Cardiacs - our first double album (no, Use Your Illusion doesn’t count). With almost two decades under their belts, Cardiacs unleashed this behemoth not just in length, but density. The songs are packed with instrumentation, and many flying by at a breakneck pace, churning twisted pop with equal parts psychedelia, Britpop, bombast and manic energy. We haven’t heard much like this, and we’re guessing you haven’t either.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Eat It Up Worms Hero

3:10 - History of the Band

12:00 - Eat It Up Worms Hero

13:41 - Eden On The Air

19:11 - A Horses Tail

23:40 - Dog-Like Sparky

27:11 - Dirty Boy

31:56 - Manhoo

Outro - Bell Clinks

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