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Ignored 157: Original Pirate Material

In Podcast on September 5, 2017 at 3:27 am

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We take things back to the early months of 2002 and Original Pirate Material, the debut full-length from grime-y UK artist The Streets. A singularly unique time capsule of a time/place, Cam and Sammy look to unpack where this album fits in the annals of British music and why the gloomy, paranoid aura of this album still feels semi-fresh more than 15 years later. We also ponder why Mike Skinner took such a huge step back commercially within a few albums and shoot down any suggestion that he was the Eminem of Britain. We close things out with a random chat about Ken Burns’ 10-part PBS documentary on jazz and whether Neii Young’s “Powderfinger” sounds like a song that should’ve been written by The Band (spoiler: It toally does!).

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Ignored 154: Look Sharp! by Joe Jackson

In Podcast on August 28, 2017 at 2:19 am

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Not to be confused with Michael Jackson’s dad (or the disgraced baseball player), Joe Jackson is the prolific British singer/songwriter and subject matter for S3, E5 of the podcast. His 1979 debut Look Sharp! is full of songs that are both bratty and precocious. Cam and Sammy unpack this era of UK songwriters stuck between New Wave and elsewhere with Sammy sharing why this album never gets old and why Joe Jackson is one of his fave all-time live acts. The guys also talk (again) about the deep impact of Much Music and the New Music plus briefly touch on how Joe Jackson looked kinda weird sometime. The episode closes with some chit-chat about Chris Stapleton, John Coltrane and which Mogwai albums feature the best noisy noises.

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Ignored 152: Is This It by the Strokes

In Podcast on August 10, 2017 at 12:29 am

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It’s our first episode about an album from the current century! Still, we’re going way back to 2001 to talk about the much-hyped, much-loved first full-length from the Strokes, Is This It. We gently discuss whether this and other albums of its vintage are now “retro” and revisit how well them there NYC bands from 2000-2010 have aged. Cam and Sammy also each talk about individual encounters with various Strokes (spoiler: Fab and Albert, respectively) and whether the Strokes ACTUALLY sounded like the Velvet Underground. We close with some heavy randomness by talking about Concrete Blonde, the Traveling Wilburys and Grizzly Bear.

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Ignored 151: Murmur by R.E.M.

In Podcast on August 10, 2017 at 12:24 am

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Cam and Sammy stick around the early 1980s and profusely gush over R.E.M. and its first full-length, 1983’s Murmur. In this episode, we go deep on the first five R.E.M. albums, I.R.S. Records, hidden gems from the band’s later years and why R.E.M. is so accessible… yet so hard to categorize. Cam also attempts to defend “Shiny Happy People”, fairly unsuccessfully. We wrap by talking about some new stuff from Alvvays and some slightly less-new stuff from that guy Bob Dylan.

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Ignored 150: Psychocandy by the Jesus and Mary Chain

In Podcast on July 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm

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It’s a gnarly, noisy debut from an dour, angry band. It’s Psychocandy, the 1985 first full-length from the Jesus and Mary Chain. Cam and Sammy talk about noise and melodies and why JAMC weren’t shoegaze, New Wave, goth… but were kind of all of those things (but not reall)! We also talk about the Reid brothers and their hair, the Reid brothers and their fist fights, and how film, commerce can rebirth a band. To close things out, we revisit the Beautiful South (and how they totally were NOT Britpop) plus talk a bit about random YouTube covers of “Maggot Brain”.

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