#247: Interview with J. Robbins of Jawbox and Burning Airlines

October 6, 2015

This week, we’re joined by producer and musician J. Robbins, of such bands as Government IssueJawboxBurning AirlinesChannels and Office of Future Plans. What do we cover in our two and half hours? Marriage and kids, and how they change a musicians life. Writing, recording and touring. Vans vs. Buses. The styles of Zach vs. Pete. Steve Albini: producing vs. engineering. Dealing with the major labels in the 90s. Guitars and amps. Touring with Stone Temple Pilots and appreciating David Bowie. Playing in Scream with the Stahl brothers and Dave Grohl. Covering (and hating) Tori Amos. Rock artists covering pop artists, and the politics of privilege. Recording Braid and Hey Mercedes. Lyric writing and how listeners interpret them. Current and future vinyl reissue plans. The difference between physical media and streaming on musical appreciation.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Savory by Jawbox

30:34 - Scissoring by Burning Airlines

1:38:54 - Cornflake Girl by Jawbox (Tori Amos cover)

2:05:58 - Spoiler by Jawbox

2:37:48/Outro - Helen Mirren by Channels

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