Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 384: Reeling in the Years, 1997 (Part 2)

Part 2 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
- Bubbling under albums
- Brian: Flaming Lips' Zaireeka was designed to have its 4 CDs listened to simultaneously
- Sweet 75 was Krist Novoselic's side project
- Brian gives thumbs down to Eyes Adrift, which had a song about Jonbenet Ramsey
- Jay: Totally missed Superchunk's Indoor Living at the time
- Different sounds from Cornershop, Portishead
- Return to form for Cheap Trick
- Brian: Aerosmith's Nine Lives had a few good songs
- Brian: Deftones were the most interesting of the metal acts
- McCartney's Flaming Pie is one of his last great albums
- Jay: Decent but not great albums from Matthew Sweet, Rollins Band, Dino Jr.
- GBV's Mag Earwhig was a strong release
- BS: Dylan's current comeback started with Time Out of Mind
- To a certain generation, pop punk is classic rock
- Sleater-Kinney hasn't made a bad album
- Jay's #5 will come up later
- Brian's #5
- Primus has more of a straight-ahead rock sound on The Brown Album
- 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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