Dig Me Out - The 90s rock podcast
#520: Season Ten - Year In Review

#520: Season Ten - Year In Review

December 29, 2020

Our look back at Season Ten of the podcast, during which we hit milestone episode five hundred, is a great recap to a not so great year. Our Patreon community continued to support us and lead way, picking interesting and unexpected albums to revisit via individual selections and our monthly polls. It allows us to check out noteworthy 90s bands we had previously missed like Mudhoney, that dog., Neutral Milk Hotel, Dig, Morphine, and PJ Harvey, as well as discover a bevy of lesser-known acts such as Ricaine, Odds, Cosmic Psychos, Giants Chair, and more. From the Hindustani jazz fusion of Indian Ocean to the 70s funk of Big Chief, our sonic pallet was once again expanded thanks to our patrons, who also helped us launch our Discord community, which lead to our new weekly Box newsletter. We looking forward to moving into 2021 and Season Eleven!

 

Songs In This Episode:

Intro/Outro - Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney

 

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#519: Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge by Mudhoney

#519: Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge by Mudhoney

December 22, 2020

Mudhoney may have written some of the most recognized pre-Nirvana breakthrough tracks associated with the Seattle sound of the 80s like "Touch Me, I'm Sick," "Suck You Dry," and "In 'n Out Of Grace," but the band has had as much in common musically with the sound of Detroit punk and garage bands like MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, The Gories, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, etc. On their second full-length album, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, released in 1991 just months before Nirvana's Nevermind changed the musical landscape, the band took their established template and added vintage organs, blazing harmonicas, and acoustic guitars to expand their sound. While it helps break up what can become a repetitive listen thanks to the eight-track lower-fidelity production, the band can't deliver on a killer melody or hook the way they had on their previous standout songs.

 

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - Let It Slide

14:05 - Generation Genocide

18:55 - Something So Clear

23:36 - Pokin' Around

28:03 - Fuzzgunn '91

Outro - Into The Drink

 

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#518: Waiting For The Punchline by Extreme

#518: Waiting For The Punchline by Extreme

December 15, 2020

As we've discussed previously with episodes on Mötley Crüe and Skid Row, the 1990s were a weird evolutionary period for '80s hard rock and metal bands tagged with monikers "glam" or "hair" to describe their look even if it didn't describe their sound. So much so, there's always a caveat to their '90s releases as to whether the band tried to update their sound to fit in with the new alternative and grunge landscape, or if they kept chugging along with only minor tweaks. In the case of Boston funk-metal band Extreme, their fourth (and until 2008, final) album Waiting For The Punchline ditched the big rock production for a more immediate style that gives the rhythm section more punch but still allows virtuoso guitarist Nuno Bettencourt room to dazzle.

 

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - Hip Today

18:52 - Waiting For The Punchline

26:42 - There Is No God

30:30 - No Respect

Outro - Evilangelist

 

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#517: Music We’re Thankful For In 2020

#517: Music We’re Thankful For In 2020

December 8, 2020

While the calendar confirms that 2020 was a standard 365 days, March seemed to last seven months, and in total the year seemed like one endless anxiety attack. Luckily, music still provided a momentary reprise via albums in a variety of forms. Some were unexpected, like from Hum, Shiner, Sparta, and Criteria. Some were long in the making, like albums from Fiona Apple, Pearl Jam, Alanis Morissette, and the Psychedelic Furs. Others were from active favorites, like The Lees of Memory, Guided By Voices, Local H, and Jeff Tweedy. There was something for everyone, and we talked about many.

 

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - Far Beyond by The Lees of Memory (from Moon Shot)

6:36 - Shameka by Fiona Apple (from Fetch The Bolt Cutters)

27:16 - Ghosts by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (from Letter To You)

34:32 - Step Into You by Hum (from Inlet)

48:33 - Lighthouse Spaceship by The Lickerish Quartet (from Threesome, Vol. 1 EP)

59:42 - Run Towards The Roar by Baby Chaos (from Apes Confronts Cosmos)

Outro - The Solution is Laughable by Godzillionaire (from Negative Balance)

 

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#516: Fictional Bands and Artists of the 90s

#516: Fictional Bands and Artists of the 90s

December 1, 2020

Fictional bands and artists have been a staple of movies and television shows for decades, from the heavy metal send-up of This Is Spinal Tap to Dan Akroyd and John Belushi getting the band back together in The Blues Brothers. The 1990s were no different, as movies and television were filled with bands we wished had put out full albums and toured, to some that were best left to thirty-seconds of screen airtime. Whether it's capturing the sound of the decade in shows like My So-Called Life and Daria or films such as Singles and Empire Records, or revisiting past decades like the 70s glam rock of Velvet Goldmine and 60s garage rock of That Thing You Do!, there is plenty to rediscover or check out if you missed it the first time around.

 

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - Shrimp Shack by The Wonders (from That Thing You Do!)

5:05 - All Over The World by Strange Fruit (Still Crazy)

20:14 - Freakin' Friends by Mystik Spiral (Daria)

36:40 - More Bad Times by Ed's Redeeming Qualities (Ed's Next Move)

42:43 - The Bedrock Twitch by The BC-52's (The Flintstones)

53:36 - By My Side by The Suburbans (The Suburbans)

Outro - How Do You Talk To An Angel by The Heights (The Heights)

 

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