Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 359: Reeling in the Years, 1988 (Part 2)

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1988. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:
- Recorded before Thanksgiving via Skype
- Check out Brian's radio show Unsolicited Mixtape
- Elton John had another crappy comeback
- Bands formed in '88: Bad English, Breeders, GVSB, NIN, Jawbreaker, Mudhoney
- Bands that broke up: The Cars, Grim Reaper, Loverboy, Plasmatics
- Our honorable mentions
- Brian: Talking Heads' Naked featured Johnny Marr on guitar
- Jay: First got into Camper Van Beethoven with Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
- Prince had Lovesexy out, taking the place of the Black Album
- Cowboy Junkies scored a big hit with cover of "Sweet Jane"
- Jay: HMs include Smithereens, Soundgarden, Keith Richards, B.A.D., Run DMC, Waterboys, Sonic Youth, Living Colour, Metallica, Plant, Church
- Brian had a substitute teacher who sang the praises of Queensryche
- Brian's #5
- CDs led to longer album run times in late '80s
- Jay's #5
- Dino Jr. toured behind Bug a few years ago
- Brian's #4
- Leonard Cohen discovers synths
- Comparable to Destroyer's Kaputt
- To be continued

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Flake Music - Spanway Hits
Wanted Man - Pardon Me If I Stare
My Goodness - Cold Feet Killer

The Flake Music song is on the reissue of the band's 1997 album When You Land Here, It's Time to Return on Sub Pop. Download the song for free at KEXP.
The Wanted Man song is on the band's self-titled EP, which is available for free on Bandcamp.

The My Goodness song is on the album Shiver + Shake on Votiv Music. Download the song for free for a limited time at Amazon MP3.

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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