Dig Me Out - The 90s rock podcast
#468: Season Nine - Year In Review

#468: Season Nine - Year In Review

December 31, 2019

Our look back at Season Nine of the podcast really highlighted how much growth we've experienced and how much more we have ahead of us. We turned over the selection of our roundtable episodes to our Steering Committee and Board of Director level Patreon patrons, and the results did not disappoint. Our poll selected episodes were as interesting and diverse as ever, and our patrons selected reviews also provided us with a chance to revisit some familiar names (Nirvana, The Verve Pipe, etc.) as well as expand the sounds and genres to include rock en español, symphonic metal, avant-garde noise pop, and much more.

 

Songs In This Episode:

Intro/Outro - Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney

 

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#467: New Album Reviews for 2019 Roundtable

#467: New Album Reviews for 2019 Roundtable

December 24, 2019

For our final roundtable of 2019, we invited several of our Patreon patrons to discuss the new albums released this year from artists connected to the 1990s. Turns out, 2019 had dozens of albums that qualified, over a hundred in reality. We talked about new releases from bands like UK shoegazers Swervedriver and Ride, the long-awaited return of Tool, a stellar new release from The Sheila Divine, plus names you know like Bob Mould, Fastball, UNKLE, Beck, Sleater-Kinney, etc., as well as lesser-known releases like Giants Chair and New Rising Sons.

 

Songs In This Episode:

 

Intro - Saw Lighting by Beck from Hyperspace

10:07 - White Collar by Fastball from The Help Machine

18:42 - Russian Racehorse by Giants Chair from Prefabylon

31:34 - Future Love by Ride from This Is Not A Safe Place

40:25 - Age Is Just A Number by The Sheila Divine from Beginning Of The End Is Where We'll Start Again

1:06:07 - Can I Go On by Sleater-Kinney from The Center Won't Hold

1:15:07 - Miracle Pill by Goo Goo Dolls from Miracle Pill

Outro - Africa by Weezer from Weezer (Teal Album)

 

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#466: Animal Bag by Animal Bag

#466: Animal Bag by Animal Bag

December 17, 2019

Bands like Animal Bag were dime a dozen in the early 1990s. Getting signed, putting out a record, the musical landscape shifts, and suddenly your sound is outdated and the record label is in flux. Their 1992 self-titled debut has reverb-filled production that pins it to the start of the decade, and taking cues from fellow Californians like Faith No More, Jane's Addiction, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. But their funk and weirdness only shows up in short bursts, as this band could easily be lumped in with the jeans and t-shirt alternative metal and grunge bands like Raging Slab, Mind Funk, and label mates Mother Love Bone. Though they lack Andy Wood's penchant for an epic ballad, there is no doubt Animal Bag had their sights set on Seattle rather than the Sunset Strip. Does it all come together in a timeless way? Depends on the listener.

 

Songs In This Episode:

 

Intro - Another Hat

21:24 - Personal Demons

35:55 - Mirrored Shades

42:11 - Everybody

Outro - Moonsong

 

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#465: Sleep’s Holy Mountain by Sleep

#465: Sleep’s Holy Mountain by Sleep

December 10, 2019

Where is the line between rock and metal? What about stoner or desert? And what is doom besides a video game and bad movie? All questions worthy of discussion as we revisit the 1992 album Sleep's Holy Mountain by Sleep. Baked into the sound of Sleep is the ever-present influence of 70s Black Sabbath, but with an occasional pummeling dirge closer to The Melvins, while trafficking in the same sun-soaked low-end riffage of Kyuss. It's dark, heavy, psychedelic, drone-filled head-nodding rock that works best when the rhythm section gets to swing.

 

Songs In This Episode:

 

Intro - The Druid

17:00 - Evil Gypsy/Solomon's Theme

25:20 - Holy Mountain

30:31 - Inside The Sun

Outro - Dragonaut

 

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#464: San Diego In The 90s

#464: San Diego In The 90s

December 3, 2019

San Diego may be known for beaches and year-round mild weather, but the second-largest city in California is also home to a vibrant if isolated music scene dating back to the 1960s with Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Iron Butterfly. As per our "Digging Your Scene" episodes, we're interested in sounds of the 1990s - where those bands played, bought and sold records, recorded their music, read and listened to other bands, and all the other interesting and unique elements that help define a scene. What we discovered is a deep and vast collection of guitar rock heading off in multiple directions - from punk to post-punk, hard rock to nu-metal, industrial to experimental. To help us discover it all, we're joined by members of No Knife, Jejune and aMiniature to talk bands, venues, record stores, labels and more.

 

Songs In This Episode

 

Intro Medley (Academy Flight Song by No Knife / Peddler's Talk by aMiniature / Hileah by JeJune

28:16 - Does Not Compute by Drive Like Jehu

53:33 - Flexiclocks by The And/Ors

Outro - Deadbolt - Voodoobilly Man

 

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