Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 364: Reeling In the Years, 1993 (Part 1)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1993. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").
 
Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- Check out Brian's radio show Unsolicited Mixtape
- In'93, Brian was 10, Jay was 25
- First year Brian was interested in pop culture
- Jay was into the first wave of grunge
- Brian's failsafe plan involving an Adam Sandler tape
- SNL40 was strange because of the live audience of celebs
- '93 was a big year for R&B and mainstream hip hop
- Pharrell's guest verse on "Rump Shaker"
- Not much rock on the year-end Hot 100
- Whoomp and Whoot There It Is
- Nary a trace of hair metal to be found anywhere
- Formed: At the Drive-In, Backstreet Boys, Wilco, Ben Folds Five, Spoon, Korn
- Broke up: Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, Stryper, Television, Triumph, Venom
- Puzzling Rock Hall picks
- In '93, Prince changed his name to a symbol
- Bill Wyman's adventures in wedded bliss
- Michael Jackson's legal troubles
- Shaq Diesel and Coverdale-Page also made appearances
- To be continued

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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.

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