#311: Season Six Review

December 27, 2016

As is our year-end tradition, for our final episode of 2016, we look back at season six of the podcast to review the year that was and look forward to season seven in 2017. We give thanks to our long list of supporters on Patreon and our requested reviews, as well as all of our roundtable participants and interview guests. We also pick our favorite roundtable and interview episodes, choose which 90s album we revisited was our favorite discovery and what new album released by in 2017 we enjoyed.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney

20:05 - Hard Drugs by Screaming Jets

26:25 - Any Way But Down by The Lees of Memory

Outro - Lazarus by David Bowie

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#310: Tom Petty In The 90s Discussion with Author Paul Zollo

December 20, 2016

Our previous “In The 90s” episodes examined the careers of Van Halen and Metallica in that decade and discussed if they had managed to survive the turbulence that was the rise of alternative and independent rock music. For our latest edition, we’re joined by author/songwriter Paul Zollo to revisit the career of Tom Petty, who released the book Conversations With Tom Petty in 2006. Starting with the Jeff Lynne produced Heartbreakers backed album Into The Great Wide Open, we dig into the changes in Petty’s songwriting, the band personnel changes, his second solo album Wildflowers with producer Rick Rubin onto the decade closing album Echo. Of course, there is much more to the story, so be sure to tune and then leave us your thoughts on Tom Petty in the 90s.

Songs in this Episode:

 

Intro - Medley (Into the Great Wide Open, Learning to Fly, Mary Jane’s Last Dance, You Don’t Know How It Feels)

47:07 - Walls (Circus) from She’s The One

Outro - Honey Bee from Wildflowers

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#309: Hater by Hater

December 13, 2016

For our final review episode of the year, we’re tackling one of those oddball side-projects from major label artists that seemed to pop up on a weekly basis in the 90s. The self-titled 1993 debut by Hater, featuring members of Soundgarden, Monster Magnet and Devilhead isn’t what you’d expect. Instead of polished hard rock and metal riffs, there’s 60s garage and psychedelic rock. If you bought this thinking you were getting some Badmotorfinger-esque, you might have been disappointed. Were we? Tune in to fine out. 

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Who Do I Kill?

12:58 - Roadside

15:36 - Lion and Lamb

25:50 - Down Undershoe

Outro - Circles

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#308: Imperial Drag by Imperial Drag

December 6, 2016

With ties to the perfectionist power-pop of Jellyfish and Guns ‘n Roses guitarist Slash’s Snakepit, this one-album-and-done band is perfect fodder for Dig Me Out - Imperial Drag and their self-titled 1996 album. Combining T. Rex grooves with analog synths, Imperial Drag we found more in common with British glam revisionists like Suede and Placebo than their North American alternative and indie rock counterparts. So why didn’t these radio friendly hooks grab mainstream listener ears? We discuss, and make sure to share your thoughts as well.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro -  Boy or a Girl

2:10 - History of the Band

8:46 - Crosseyed

15:30 - The Man in the Moon

18:55 - Dandelion

25:42 - Playboy After Dark

Outro - Stare into the Sun

 

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