Saturday, August 18, 2012

Completely Conspicuous 240: One Man Mutiny

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we discuss our favorite solo artists. Listen to the episode below or download it directly.
Show notes:
- Re-recorded via Skype
- Brian: Ray Davies has made two great solo albums
- NBC cut Davies from Olympics closing ceremony broadcast
- Jay: Ted Leo has been consistently great for the last decade
- Brian: After Roxy Music, Brian Eno went on to long and interesting career
- Jay: Neil Young has been erratic, but when he's on, he's great
- Brian: Jonathan Richman has moved from post-punk hero to troubadour
- Jay: Peter Gabriel is much more than "Sledgehammer" and "Solsbury Hill"
- Moved past the crazy costumes he wore live with Genesis
- Brian: David Byrne continues to make interesting music
- Jay: Mark Lanegan's post-Screaming Trees career has been varied and uniformly excellent
- To be continued
- Bonehead of the Week

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Under the Hedge

Peter Gabriel - Here Comes the Flood (live)
David Byrne - Fuzzy Freaky (remix)

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The Ted Leo and the Pharmacists song is on the album The Tyranny of Distance on Lookout Records. Download it for free from Epitonic.

The Peter Gabriel song was recorded for the Guitar Center Sessions in 2010. Download the song for free at

The David Byrne song is on the album Visible Man on Luaka Bop. Download the song for free at

The Visible ManDavid Byrne
"Fuzzy Freaky" (mp3)
from "The Visible Man"
(Luaka Bop)

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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 blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian; check out his site PodGeek.

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