Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Completely Conspicuous 416: Reeling in the Years, 1999 (Part 1)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1999. 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
- Brian was 16 going on 17 in '99, Jay was 31 going on 32
- The dawn of Napster
- Downloading music via dial-up was excruciatingly slow
- Most downloading was done on college campuses
- 1999 was the biggest sales year for the music industry
- Bowie was first major artist to release album online before retail
- eMusic over the years
- Amazon makes it easy to buy music now
- External CD burners, early MP3 players
- Brian's 1999 regrets: Primus teaming with Fred Durst, Lit, Rage Against the Machine, "ska residue," Stone Temple Pilots
- Jay's regrets: Lenny Kravitz, RHCP
- Jay: Got into stoner rock in '99 (Fu Manchu, Nebula)
- Woodstock '99 was a disaster
- Brian: Respect for "I Want it That Way"
- Cher had the #1 song of the year
- The movie Go is a good document of its time
- Santana scored big with guest-filled album
- Pop country was getting big
- The Cherone era of Van Halen ends
- The hills are alive with the sound of VH rumors
- Several prominent indie rock acts formed in '99
- 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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