Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 399: Reeling in the Years, 1992 (Part 1)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1992. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").
 
Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- In '92, Brian turned 10 and Jay turned 25
- Hot 100 chart had a lot of pop, R&B, some hip hop
- But alternative rock was booming
- "Baby Got Back" was #2 song of the year
- Clapton's Unplugged album was huge
- The greatness of early Dire Straits
- Pat Smear in the Chili Peppers?
- The evolution of Guns 'N Roses
- Axl's vampire voice
- Labels got rid of the CD longbox
- Once it was about hifi, now nobody cares about audio quality
- Big year for rock weddings
- Concert for Life paid tribute to the late Freddie Mercury
- Wayne's World appealed to both of us for different reasons
- Hair metal died in the U.S. but remained huge in Europe
- Montreal fans rioted because of Axl's antics
- Arena shows were de rigeur in the '70s and '80s
- Bands play much smaller venues now
- 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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