Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 392: Reeling in the Years, 1994 (Part 1)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1994. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").
 
Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- Rooting for a Jays-Mets World Series
- Brian: 1994 was a big year for me
- Rock radio was all about the alternative
- Big year for Ace of Base with three songs in top 10 of '94
- Lots of pop and hip hop on singles chart
- Aerosmith's foray into downloadable music
- Took hours to download, no way to share it
- Pearl Jam vs. Ticketmaster didn't end well
- Corporate-owned venues are everywhere now
- Woodstock '94 was full of mud
- Sheryl Crow and Jackyl played on the same stage
- Cobain's unsurprising fate
- Brian: Was obsessed with music in '94
- Soundtracks were a big deal: Pulp Fiction, The Crow, Reality Bites
- Older alternative acts turned up the guitars: R.E.M., Meat Puppets
- Bands formed in '94 that loomed large a few years later: Creed, Limp Bizkit, Hoobastank, Maroon 5
- Eagles returned with Hell Freezes Over tour and introduced $100 tickets
- Page and Plant reunited without John Paul Jones
- Mark Lanegan's interesting solo work
- Elvis Costello released a rock record
- Rollins Band scored an unlikely hit
- 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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