Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 383: Reeling in the Years, 1997 (Part 1)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1997. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").
Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- 1997 was first year Brian was aware of popular and cool music
- Brian was 15, Jay was 29-30
- Both of us had our first dates with our future wives in '97
- Some quintessential '90s hits: Mmm Bop, Wannabe, I Believe I Can Fly
- Jay: Saw a lot of great shows that year
- Big year for chick rock
- Brian: Spawn soundtrack combined hard rock with trip hop
- Industrial/electronic music became prominent
- Bowie's 50th birthday concert
- Tail end of swing music era
- Ska-rock was hot
- Rap rock was taking root
- Adult alternative radio format was big
- Green Day's "Good Riddance" blew up
- Brian defends Third Eye Blind
- Big deaths: Hutchence, Jeff Buckley, Tim Taylor of Brainiac, Notorious B.I.G., John Denver
- Chris Farley died
- Rainbow broke up in '97
- 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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