Dig Me Out - The 90’s rock podcast
#415: Season Eight In Review

#415: Season Eight In Review

December 25, 2018

2018 seem to fly by, and with it another slate of reviews, roundtables and interviews that we look back upon with equal parts amazement and exhaustion. Thanks to our great community of folks at Patreon, the burden of actually picking records to revisit was lifted off our shoulders this year, and we got to check out some completely new discoveries like Fini Scad, Sheena Ringo and The Gathering, while also going deep on records by The Posies, Scott Weiland and Mansun we already knew but hadn't fully connected with over the years. Of course, our roundtables continued to be a highlight, digging the scenes of New York City and Dayton, Ohio, diving into the origins of Spoon, dissecting 90s Power Pop and Desert Rock, and much more. Thanks to all who helped make 2018 a great year, see you in 2019!

 

Songs In This Episode:

 

Intro - Dig Me Out by Sleater Kinney

12:08 - I Am A Liar by Sheena Ringo

17:13 - Soaked In Cinnamon by Ultimate Fakebook

Outro - Dig Me Out by Sleater Kinney

 

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#414: In On The Kill Taker by Fugazi

#414: In On The Kill Taker by Fugazi

December 18, 2018

Although we host a 90s-focused music podcast, if you think Fugazi is a no brainer for us, think again. While we both had passing interest and exposure, neither of us were ardent followers of punk, hardcore or post hardcore during that time, and really only came to it years later thanks to our varied appreciations for bands like Jawbox, Sonic Youth and At The Drive-in. This makes revisiting Fugazi's 1993 third album In On The Kill Taker an even more enlightening experience. The band stretches their sound, we won't call it jamming, incorporating long musical passages that teeter on the edge of ambient dissonance. With their stellar rhythm section, the guitars and vocals play off each other with increasing confidence.

 

Songs On This Episode:

 

Intro - Returning The Screw

15:18 - Facet Squared

24:43 - Great Cop

29:31 - Rend It

Outro - Smallpox Champion

 

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#413: Good Morning Spider by Sparklehorse

#413: Good Morning Spider by Sparklehorse

December 11, 2018

With his work as Sparklehorse, Mark Linkous left behind a collection of music wholly unique - masterfully combining the intimacy of his home recording setup paired with his singular lyrical approach. His songs shift from abrasive guitar driven "Pig" and "Ghost Of His Smile" to the laid back pop of "Sick Of Goodbyes" with little interruption, managing to find common ground in melody with such contemporary artists as Grandaddy, The Jayhawks and Guided By Voices.

During this episode we discussed our current partnership with Sudio. Check them out online and use the discount code "DMO" to receive 15% off your purchase. For the holiday season, each purchase includes a gift box, and shipping is free worldwide.

 

Songs On This Episode:

Intro - Painbirds

11:53 - Pig

14:58 - Ghost Of His Smile

22:19 - Sick Of Goodbyes

30:27 - Chaos Of The Galaxy/Happy Man

34:04 - Maria's Little Elbows

Outro - Hundreds Of Sparrows

 

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#412: The Lateness Of The Hour by Eric Matthews

#412: The Lateness Of The Hour by Eric Matthews

December 4, 2018

While the Seattle record label Sub Pop is primarily associated with "grunge," the list of artists and catalog of releases is far more broad. Take for example Eric Matthews, whose whispered vocal and orchestral arrangements couldn't stray further from the so-called Sub Pop sound. On his sophomore solo release from 1997, The Lateness Of The Hour, Matthews expertly and often densely constructs songs that would sound at home on either an Elliott Smith album or coming out of Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys, never forgetting to layer sweet melodies on top of his sometimes classical arrangements. While the vocal approach took some getting used to, we discovered an album that reveals more musicially and emotionally upon repeated listens.

During this episode we discussed our current partnership with Sudio. Check them out online and use the discount code "DMO" to receive 15% off your purchase. For the holiday season, each purchase includes a gift box, and shipping is free worldwide.

 

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - Ideas That Died That Day

12:02 - My Morning Parade

14:48 - Festival Fun

16:49 - Pair Of Cherry

26:07 - Everything So Real

Outro - Dopeyness

 

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