#263: Interview with Andy Hindman, Goo Goo Dolls roadie

January 26, 2016

For our first interview of 2016, we’re chatting with Andy Hindman, current bass technician (aka, roadie) for the Goo Goo Dolls. Andy started out in Columbus, Ohio playing in bands and going out on the road as a driver/roadie first for Watershed, then Howlin’ Maggie. After short stints with Dovetail Joint and Luscious Jackson, he joined the Goo Goo Dolls crew, which led him to jobs on tours for artists such as Buckcherry, Santana, Alanis Morrisette and Britney Spears. Andy gives us a behind the scene look at the world that takes place in the shadows of your favorite live shows.

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Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Roadie Medley (Jackson Browne, Tenacious D, Motorhead, Alice Cooper)

Outor - Fucked by Lights by Angry Neighbors

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#262: Roundtable Discussion on the albums of 1996

January 19, 2016

It’s our first roundtable discussion of 2016, and we’re tackling the albums from 20-years prior, with special guests Matt Wardlaw (Ultimate Classic RockLost Together podcast), Chip Midnight (KidsInterviewBands.com) and Jeff Takacs (Rocketfuel podcastPunktastic) to help us cover the best, the overlooked, the letdowns and faded-aways of ‘96.

In This Episode:

Intro - 1996 Medley (Soundgarden, Soul Coughing, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots, Nada Surf)

3:36 - Overall Thoughts on Music in 1996

10:08 - Albums That Made An Immediate Impact

29:39 - Anticipated Albums That Were Letdowns

40:57 - Discussion on R.E.M.’s New Adventures in Hi-Fi

46:47 - Albums from 1996 Discovered Later in Life

56:13 - Albums That Have Not Stood The Test of Time

1:04:01 - Choose One Albums to Represent 1996

Outro - If I Could Talk I’d Tell You by The Lemonheads

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#261: Black Tie White Noise by David Bowie

January 12, 2016

It’s with heavy hearts we share with your are latest episode, recorded four days prior to the passing of David Bowie.

With Black Star, his 26th album just released, we decided to revisit his 1993 album Black Tie White Noise, co-produced with Nile Rodgers, who worked with Bowie on the successful Let’s Dance album ten years earlier. With drum and keyboard loops influenced by the burgeoning house and early 90s dance scene, BTWN shows off Bowie’s penchant for melodic hooks and Rodgers talent for infectious grooves, but the spotless production ended up sacrificing some of the emotion and left us feeling a bit cold, despite the inspired cover choices.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Black Tie White Noise

10:44 - The Wedding Song

13:33 - I Know It’s Gonna Happen

18:41 - Don’t Let Me Down and Down

Outro - Jump They Say

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#260: Thrumdrone by Carnival Art

January 5, 2016

We start our first show of the 2016 season addressing the passing of Scott Weiland before tackling our first requested review of the year, the 1991 album Thrumdone by Carnival Art. Band member connections to Weezer and Jane’s Addiction make this an interesting listen, but the sounds of those bands aren’t really present, for better or worse. Bouncing between catchy new wave, metal riffing and arty experimentation, Thrumdrone rarely stays on one idea for too long. Does that make for an interesting listen? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Hammers and Nails

14:09 - Wrestling Swamis

17:12 - Itchy Little House

25:19 - Sticky Green

Outro - Mrs. Pears's Reptile Homework 

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