#237: The Real Ramona by Throwing Muses

July 28, 2015

We’re checking out Throwing Muses 1991 album The Real Ramona, that last to feature Tanya Donelly as a full time member alongside Kristin Hersh. There is plenty to like about the twin-guitar attack and layered vocals of Donelly and Hersh, but a few we had a few complaints as well. Are we are on target, or do our criticisms miss the mark? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Counting Backwards

4:13 - Not Too Soon

5:49 - History of the Band

13:12 - Honeychain

17:04 - Ellen West

Outro - Say Goodbye

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#236: Round Table Discussion - Most Influential 90s Bands & Artists

July 21, 2015

We’re back with another round table discussion, this month we’re discussing the influential bands of the 90s. Which bands from the 90s are we shocked became influential? Which bands from the 90s should have been more influential, but aren’t? Too help us break it down, we have a pair of special guests - video music director Shawn Michael Foster, and Eric Peterson of the Love That Album podcast. The Flaming Lips, Mother Love Bone, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and more, agree - disagree? Let the debate begin!

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Longview by Green Day

8:17 - Stardog Champion by Mother Love Bone

18:59 - March of the Pigs by Nine Inch Nails

31:33 - Get It On by Turbonegro

53:54 - We Are The Normal by Goo Goo Dolls

Outro - Super Bon Bon by Soul Coughing

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#235: Interview with Chris Wyse of Owl, Ace Frehley and More

July 14, 2015

Joining us this week is Chris Wyse, whose rock ‘n roll resume includes past stints with Ozzy Osbourne and The Cult, and who now holds down the low end for Ace Frehley when not fronting his own band Owl. While he spent the better part of the late 80s and early 90s in his own bands, Chris tells us about his decision to leave his home in New York and cross the country to Los Angeles in the mid-90s. Thanks to a relationship with mega-producer Bob Rock, Chris was able to play with a wide array of musicians, and was a part of the Tal Bachman band responsible for the Top 10 single “She’s So High.” From there, Chris went on to work with Scott WeilandNina Gordon of Veruca SaltMick Jagger, and eventually landed one the audition spots for Metallica, as seen in the documentary Some Kind of Monster. Chris takes us through it all, talks songwriting, equipment and the importance of music education in this wide-ranging interview.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - The Right Thing by Owl

3:56 - Things You Can’t See by Owl

29:31 - She’s So High by Tal Bachman

34:21 - War (The Process) by The Cult

43:48 - Strangeways (Live) by Ace Frehley

1:02:04 - Starship by Ace Frehley

Outro - Destroyer by Owl

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#234: 001 by Dovetail Joint

July 7, 2015

This week we’re revisiting the 1999 album 001 by Dovetail Joint. With radio-friendly singles and sharp songwriting, Dovetail Joint were a Chicago band that could have had Smashing Pumpkins or Veruca Salt level success a few years earlier in the decade, but the shifting radio and label landscape worked against them as guitar-centric rock bands took a back seat to third-generation grunge knock-offs, mall-punk and manufactured pop. We dissect the album track-by-track to figure out what makes (spolier alert) 001 a worthy album.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Beautiful

3:14 - History of the Band

10:19 - Beautiful

15:15 - Level on the Inside

21:14 - Boy

23:37 - Except When You’re Late

33:00 - Afraid

Outro - Oh My God

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