Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 394: Reeling in the Years, 1994 (Part 3)

Part 3 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
- Jay's #4
- Pavement was a shock to the system at the time
- Malkmus continues to be a solo force
- Brian's #3
- Ween's second-best album
- Brian: Ween made 5 perfect albums in a row
- Jay's #3
- Drive Like Jehu delivers scorching rock
- Brian's #2 and Jay's #2
- Jay: Frank Black's Guided by Voices album
- Black had serious writer's block during the making of this record
- Brian's #1
- Weezer's debut features 10 perfect pop songs
- Videos helped the album take off
- Jay's #1
- One of Sloan's greatest albums got them dropped by DGC
- Abrupt shift from first album's sound
- Other '94 notables: Soundgarden, Nas, NIN, Portishead, Neil Young, Helmet, New Bomb Turks, Pearl Jam
- Also: Magnetic Fields, TMBG, R.E.M., Outkast
- Next up: 1992
- Jam bands became popular
- Jay: Covered the best of the 2000s in CompCon episodes 96-99

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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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