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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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Ignored 148: My Aim is True by Elvis Costello

In Podcast on July 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm

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The Completely Ignored Podcast is back and (slightly) better than ever. New season, New topic. Debut albums! To start, we go back 40 years. Summer of 1977 and the first full-length from Elvis Costello, My Aim is True. The audio on this episode is a bit weak, unlike the audio on this album which is STRONG. We talk Elvis, that other Elvis, both Doug & the Slugs AND the Jitters, and why even Costello’s not great moments are still not all that bad.

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Ignored 144: Let’s talk Big Pink

In Podcast on May 25, 2017 at 2:01 am

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My high school friend Adam and I spent 90 minutes talking about The Band and their 1968 debut album Music from Big Pink plus other musical topics.

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