Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Completely Conspicuous 410: Reeling in the Years, 1983 (Part 1)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1983. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").
Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- Check out Brian's new podcast Input/Output
- In '83, Brian turned 1, Jay turned 16
- A lot of classic '80s singles came out in '83
- From Men at Work to Metallica
- Thriller loomed large
- Strange mix of hits on the top 100
- CDs were first sold in the U.S.
- The US Festival was a huge event
- Brian recommends the Eagles documentary
- The Strummer-Jones dynamic led to breakup of the Clash
- KISS took off the makeup
- Elton John had minor hits throughout the '80s
- Aerosmith was fading
- Brian: Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut
- Jay: Ronnie James Dio strikes out on his own while Sabbath forges on with Ian Gillan
- Brian: SST comp Blasting Concepts was a good intro to punk
- Dinosaur Jr.'s recent 30th anniversary shows
- 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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