Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 375: Reeling in the Years, 1982 (Part 2)

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1982. 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
- Recording industry was warning of the evils of home taping
- Jay: Would tape my records so I could listen to them on my Walkman
- Streaming is convenient
- '82 was a good year for both hard rock and synth pop
- Guess the chart toppers
- Bubbling under albums
- Brian: Prince, Captain Beefheart, James White
- Nebraska was an interesting departure for Springsteen
- XTC releases another great record
- Jay: Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Van Halen
- Rush enters their synth phase
- Pete Townshend released another solid solo effort
- Joe Jackson blew up with "Steppin' Out"
- Brian's #5
- Jim Jarmusch's band made a splash on the no wave scene
- Jay's #5
- R.E.M.'s hugely influential debut EP
- Brian's #4
- The worst Lounge Lizards album was still pretty good
- Jay's #4
- Brian's #3
- Not the best Clash album, but a decent effort
- 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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