Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Completely Conspicuous 195: Hit It and Quit It

Part 1 of my conversation with special guests Jay Breitling and Ric Dube as we discuss bands that don't know when to call it quits. Listen to the show below or download it directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:
- Dube goes on a rant about R.E.M.'s breakup
- Bands that have worn out their welcome
- Breitling: Does Van Hagar count?
- Breaking down the suckiosity of SuperHeavy
- The Stones and the Who should have stopped decades ago
- Dube: The Who as traveling circus act
- Kumar: U2 keeps on keeping on
- Bands as corporations
- Breitling: Rolling Stone specializes in "celebrity maintenance" journalism
- Kumar defends Rush
- Using outside songwriters is a bad sign
- Cheap Trick has come full circle
- Journey's new relevance
- Dube: Journey should just play "Don't Stop Believin'" in concert
- Bands that quit at their peak: The Jam, Husker Du, Replacements, Stone Roses, Smiths
- Elvis Costello keeps reissuing his catalog
- Mission of Burma went away, came back and are better than ever
- Bonehead of the Week

Wilco - Whole Love
Tommy Stinson - Meant to Be
Real Estate -Green Aisles
Dum Dum Girls - Bedroom Eyes

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The Wilco song is on the album The Whole Love on Anti/Epitaph. Find out more at and download the song for free at Amazon.

The Tommy Stinson song is on the album One Man Mutiny on Done to Death Music. Find out more at and download the song for free at Amazon.

The Real Estate song is on the album Days on Domino Recordings. Find out more and download the song for free at Stereogum.

The Dum Dum Girls song is on the album Only in Dreams on Sub Pop, where you can download the song for free at .

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blogs Clicky Clicky and Keeping Some Dark Secrets. Additional music used in the show is by Me and Boris the Bull, which is the brainchild of the mighty Mark Campbell. Thanks to Bob Durling for the album art; find out more about his photography at his blog. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian; check out his site PodGeek.

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