Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Completely Conspicuous 306: Mystery Achievement

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1980. Listen to the episode below or download it directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- Jay's #3
- Bowie's last great album?
- Jay: Tin Machine was an interesting experiment
- Brian's #2
- Sandinista! is a bloated, but great, album
- The Clash went to great lengths to keep price down
- A little better than Extreme's triple album
- A case study of success going to a band's 'head'
- TV theme producer Mike Post produced VH III
- Jay's #2 pick is Brian's #1
- Brian: "Once in a Lifetime" is one of the stranger smash hits of all time
- Great albums created after a serious case of writer's block
- Jay's #1
- Pretenders debut is flawless
- Band only formed two years earlier
- Half the band was dead within three years
- Crappy recording techniques hadn't started yet in 1980
- Next up: 1998

Shy Boys - Is This Who You Are
Dog Day - Wasted
PUP - Reservoir

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The Shy Boys song is on the band's self-titled album on High Dive. Download it for free at Soundcloud
The Dog Day song is on the album Fade Out on Fundog Records. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.
The PUP song is on the band's self-released and self-titled album. Download the song for free at Bandcamp.

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.

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