#241: Interview with Dale Crover of the Melvins

August 25, 2015

For our latest episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dale Cover, drummer and occasional guitar/bass player for the MelvinsAltamontFantomasNirvana and Broken Bat. To say this was a “wide-ranging” interview would be an under statement, as the two-plus hours interview spent about half the time talking music, the rest covering topics such as children’s birthday parties, Texas BBQ spots, European coffee, Ohio accents, and at one point Dale turns the tables and interviews us. We’re presenting this unedited in glorious raw form, and we hope you enjoy.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Queen

Outro - Sweet Willy Rollbar
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#240: Round Table Discussion on Punk in the 90s

August 18, 2015

For our latest round table discussion, we’re revisiting punk rock of the 1990s with a pair of special guests: author and podcaster Eric Grubbs, and music writer Scott Colvin. We trace how the 80s punk underground paved the way for the 90s mainstream explosion, dissect the various punk sub-genres, discuss the overlooked gems, tackle the “sell out” label, and much more. Who’s punk, what’s the score? We try to figure it out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Ruby Soho by Rancid

15:20 - Save Your Generation by Jawbreaker

24:22 - Welcome to Paradise (Kerplunk version) by Green Day

43:05 - Firestorm by Earth Crisis

56:11 - On A Rope by Rocket From The Crypt

Outro - Someday I Suppose by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

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#239: The Heart Is A Monster by Failure with Kellii Scott

August 11, 2015

Back in January, Kellii Scott of Failure joined us to discuss the reunion of his band, his career in music, and their in-progress recordings. Eight months later, the album has been released, so it’s the perfect time to have Kellii back on to talk about Failure’s new album, their fourth overall and first in nineteen years, The Heart Is A Monster. To help us do so, we’re rejoined by our old friend Keith Jenkins, who revisited Fantastic Planet with us way back on episode #12. We talk writing, recording, mixing and touring the new album, plus learn more interesting anecdotes from Kellii, like auditioning for Queens of the Stone Age and why he’ll never be on a Desert Sessions recording (hint: it’s too hot), how the democratic process influences his preferred number of band members, what’s the best tank-driving song on THIAM, what a Pledge campaign is really like for bands, how softer is sometimes better when recording drums, why it’s good to have an app on your phone to order food in the studio, and much, much more. Grab a beverage and a snack, and plant yourself in a comfortable chair for this two-plus hour in-depth discussion.

Songs in this episode:

Intro - The Focus

19:42 - Hot Traveler

36:33 - A.M. Amnesia

57:51 - Atom City Queen

1:19:10 - Counterfeit Sky

1:37:58 - Mulholland Drive

1:57:12 - The Focus

Outro - I Can See Houses

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#238: Apple by Mother Love Bone

August 4, 2015

It’s been twenty-five years since Mother Love Bone released their one and only album, Apple. Neither hair metal nor grunge, the band bridged an interesting time between the 80s and 90s. To help us revisit, we’re joined by Eric Peterson of the Love That Album podcast to talk Mother Love Bone, Andrew Wood, Temple of the Dog, Pearl Jam, the Singles soundtrack and much more.

Songs in this Episode

Intro - Stardog Champion

4:01 - History of the Band

27:28 - Gentle Groove

31:36 - Mr. Danny Boy

47:48 - Man of Golden Words

Outro - Crown of Thorns

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