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#465: Sleep’s Holy Mountain by Sleep
Dec 10 • 43 min
Where is the line between rock and metal? What about stoner or desert? And what is doom besides a video game and bad movie? All questions worthy of discussion as we revisit the 1992 album Sleep’s Holy Mountain by Sleep. Baked into the sound of Sleep is…
#464: San Diego In The 90s
Dec 3 • 75 min
San Diego may be known for beaches and year-round mild weather, but the second-largest city in California is also home to a vibrant if isolated music scene dating back to the 1960s with Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Iron Butterfly. As per our “Digging…
#463: This Is Greta! by Greta
Nov 26 • 37 min
Greta was and is definitely not a household name when discussions of 90s bands come up. But like so many, major labels still found them and on occasion put out stellar releases that have gone forgotten, which is sort of the entire point of this podcast.…
#462: Split by Lush
Nov 19 • 35 min
By 1994, shoegaze was no longer the hip, underground music scene the UK press was enamored with just a few years prior. The Britpop of Blur, Oasis, Elastica, and Pulp had taken over, My Bloody Valentine had collapsed, and blissing out on feedback and…
#461: In Utero by Nirvana
Nov 12 • 48 min
A lot of ink has been spilled on the biggest band of the 90s. Whether it was reviews, interviews or in-depth cover stories, or modern retrospective or anniversary pieces, it’s not hard to find a “your favorite band’s album ranked” clickbait article on…
#460: 20th Anniversary of Through Being Cool by Saves The Day with Chris Conley
Nov 5 • 59 min
Twenty years ago, emo wasn’t a Hot Topic brand or a nostalgic DJ night. It was the sound of teenagers and twenty-somethings taking the urgency of punk, combining it with emotional and confessional (re: not sad) lyrics, and playing to a generation of kids…
#459: Music Producers Of The 90s Roundtable
Oct 29 • 81 min
Steve Albini. Nigel Godrich. Butch Vig. Bob Rock. Jack Endino. Michael Beinhorn. J Robbins. Sean Slade. Paul Kolderie. Youth. Ric Ocasek. Dave Fridmann. Ken Andrews. Brendan O’Brien. Brad Wood. Rick Rubin. Ted Niceley. Stephen Street. Flood. Terry Date.…
#458: Re by Café Tacuba
Oct 22 • 44 min
When our listeners bring us an obscure 90s album to check out, it’s usually something along the lines of a rock band on an indie label that managed one or two releases before fading into obscurity. On the flip side, we have Café Tacuba - a massively…
Patreon Preview: Junkyard by The Birthday Party
Oct 17 • 5 min
If there is a new episode of Dig Me Out in your feed on a Thursday, that can only mean one thing - we are sharing with you a preview of our latest Dig Me Out ’80s episodes. With the help of our Patreon Board of Directors and Steering Committee tiers,…
#457: World Of Noise by Everclear
Oct 15 • 36 min
Though best known for their string of pleasant if repetitive mid-to-late 90s alt-rock radio hits, Everclear started out as a scrappy, rough-around-the-edges early 90s trio with as much fire in their sound as their lyrical content. On their 1993…
#456: whitechocolatespaceegg by Liz Phair
Oct 8 • 47 min
The 1993 debut Exile In Guyville by Liz Phair was declared a landmark album that helped define the 1990s almost as soon as it was released. To be a decade-defining artist can be a stifling burden, but Phair managed to release a worthy follow-up in 1994…
#455: This Is The Way It Goes And Goes And Goes by Juno
Oct 1 • 41 min
Having a three-guitar band can often mean the lead singer simply strumming chords on an acoustic while the other two do the heavy lead lifting and riffing. That’s not the case with Juno, and their 1999 debut album This Is The Way It Goes And Goes And Goes…
#454: The Honeymoon Is Over by The Cruel Sea
Sep 24 • 40 min
What if Nick Cave or Mark Lanegan decided to record an album of Bob Marley, ZZ Top, War, and Slim Harpo covers? That’s the question posed by the 1993 album The Honeymoon Is Over by The Cruel Sea, an instrumental blues and surf band from Australia that…
#453: Rubberneck by Toadies
Sep 17 • 38 min
On their 1994 debut album Rubberneck, the Toadies managed to score a hit single that is still a staple of rock stations spinning 90s alternative hits. But like a lot of people, that one single is our starting point with the band. When we gave the entire…
#452: Sophomore Slump Reversed
Sep 10 • 63 min
To paraphrase a rock ‘n roll saying, you get a lifetime to make your first record, but six months to make your second. As we’ve discovered in our Sophomore Slump Revisited series, it is not always the case that limited time causes the dreaded Sophomore…
#451: Bareback by Hank Dogs
Sep 3 • 46 min
While we’ve touched on some alternative country over the years on the podcast, we’ve never encountered a straight-up folk record. Until now. Thanks to a patron selection, we checked out the 1999 debut album Bareback by Hank Dogs. A family band with…
#450: Sunday Morning Music by Thornetta Davis
Aug 27 • 43 min
If we told you that a soul/blues singer from Detroit released a record on Sub Pop on 1996 backed by funk rockers Big Chief, who had themselves just released an album influenced by 70s Blaxploitation films, you’d think we’d have a crazy game of Mad Libs…
Patreon Preview: Freedom by Neil Young
Aug 22 • 5 min
If there is a new episode of Dig Me Out in your feed on a Thursday, that can only mean one thing - we sharing with you a preview of our latest Dig Me Out ’80s episodes. With the help our Patreon Board of Directors and Steering Committee tiers, we’re…
#449: Revisiting the Warped Tour
Aug 20 • 104 min
Touring festivals were all the rage in the 1990s, with Lollapalooza kicking things off in 1991, following by Lilith Fair, the H.O.R.D.E. Tour, Ozzfest, Family Values Tour and others. We’re heading back to 1995 to revisit the Warped Tour, from those who…
#448: Doppelgänger by Curve
Aug 13 • 34 min
When singer/guitarist Toni Halliday and multi-instrumentalist Dean Garcia paired up to form Curve in 1989, they already had established bonafides in the music world with previous releases on Anxious Records, set-up by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. While…
#447: Forever = 1 Day by Fighting Gravity
Aug 6 • 49 min
If you are checking us out for the first time, you’ll quickly learn what our regular listeners already know: reggae and/or ska were not our thing back in the 1990s. Now, we’re not going to claim to have fully converted to fandom, but the 1996 album…
#446: Modest Mouse In The 90s
Jul 30 • 60 min
Maybe you listened to Modest Mouse in 1996 or 1997 and thought, yes, this band will invade the public consciousness with a catchy single in the 2000s, launching them into elite status as a festival headliner, collaborate with a legendary guitarist, and…
#445: Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde
Jul 23 • 46 min
Albums made in 1990 or 1991 often have the “sound” of the 80s in their production - lots of reverb on the drums, particular guitar effects, etc. Sometimes in reviewing albums from this period, it can date the album, pinning it down to a certain time…
#444: Backbeat Soundtrack
Jul 16 • 44 min
Movie soundtracks, as we have learned, come in all shapes and sizes. The 1994 Backbeat soundtrack is an interesting concept - get a bunch of well-respected alternative musicians of the day, and have them tackle early cover songs played by The Beatles. The…
#443: The Ideal Crash by dEUS
Jul 9 • 38 min
By the end of the 90s, a number of bands had penetrated the mainstream with ambitious, layered albums. Like with OK Computer, The Soft Bulletin, Deserter’s Songs and Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, dEUS took a turn on their third album,…
Patreon Preview: Flick Of The Switch by AC/DC
Jul 4 • 5 min
If there is a new episode of Dig Me Out in your feed on a Thursday, that can only mean one thing - we sharing with you a preview of our latest Dig Me Out ’80s episodes. With the help our Patreon Board of Directors and Steering Committee tiers, we’re…
#442: Kill Rock Stars with Slim Moon
Jul 2 • 70 min
We’re kicking off a new roundtable series with Slim Moon and Kill Rock Stars, who shares with the history of the Olympia, Washington (now Portland, Oregon) independent label that has been home to an amazing roster of musicians and bands, including…
#441: International Pop Overthrow by Material Issue
Jun 25 • 44 min
In 1991, Material Issue released their long-in-the-works debut album International Pop Overthrow. Along with bands and artists like Jellyfish, Matthew Sweet, The Posies, Redd Kross, major labels were taking chances on the hard-to-pin-down genre known as…
#440: Villains by The Verve Pipe
Jun 18 • 67 min
What’s your memory of The Verve Pipe? Are they filed away with the alternative rock one-hit wonders of the 90s thanks to the single “The Freshman”? Are they lumped in with other mid-decade “alt rock” bands like Live and Bush? Did you see them in their…
#439: Spiderland by Slint
Jun 11 • 49 min
The 1991 album Spiderland by Slint has taken on icon status since release, the bridge between Sonic Youth noise, Velvet Underground drone, Joy Division dread and the 1990s wave of post, math, indie and other alternative rock sub-genres. Like so many…
#438: Low-Fi At Society High by The Figgs with Mike Gent
Jun 4 • 89 min
Twenty-five years after the release, Mike Gent of The Figgs stops by to tells us about their 1994 release Low-Fi At Society High. From the small town of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, The Figgs spent years writing, recording and playing out long…
#437: Hi Fi Way by You Am I
May 28 • 42 min
We often discuss production as an aspect of what makes a record sound good to our ears, but the truth is that different styles of music often demand different production choices. On the 1995 sophomore album Hi Fi Way by You Am I, terms like organic or…
#436: One and Done Albums of the 90s
May 21 • 63 min
Some bands and artists leave you wanting more, with only a single album to their name. In some cases, they are one-off side projects or solo releases that act as an outlet for material not in-line with the primary band. Sometimes, personalities clash and…
#435: Nothing Feels Good by The Promise Ring
May 14 • 38 min
The 1997 album Nothing Feels Good by The Promise Ring lays at an interesting crossroad. On the one hand, vocalist Davey Von Bohlen can grind on a melodic hook like a power pop pro, giving the listener plenty of ear candy on this tightly constructed…
#434: Odyssey Number Five by Powderfinger
May 7 • 52 min
By the time of their 2000 album Odyssey Number Five, Brisbane, Australia’s Powderfinger had sharpened their sound and created an album that found a balance between sweet radio friendly alternative rock hooks and melodies, while also giving headphone…
#433: Everclear by American Music Club
Apr 30 • 41 min
By the time of their fifth album Everclear from 1991, American Music Club was anything but a household name. If you caught their single “Rise” on late on night on MTV, or by chance on an adventurous radio station, you are among a lucky few. Considering…
Patreon Preview: Max Q by Max Q
Apr 25 • 5 min
If there is a new episode of Dig Me Out in your feed on a Thursday, that can only mean one thing - we sharing with you a preview of our latest Dig Me Out ’80s episodes. With the help our Patreon Board of Directors and Steering Committee tiers, we’re…
#432: Our Finest Flowers by The Residents
Apr 23 • 36 min
Neither of us had any previous exposure to The Residents prior to this review, and it’s a weird entry point. The avant-garde music collective celebrated their twentieth anniversary in 1992 not by released a greatest hits album, but instead taking bits and…
#431: Blue by Third Eye Blind
Apr 16 • 70 min
With their 1997 self-titled debut, Third Eye Blind charted five hit singles, three that made the Billboard top ten, while moving six million units worldwide. Over a year after the release, they were still logging hit singles and touring, and as we’ve…
#430: Formula by OLD
Apr 9 • 49 min
Grindcore band Old Lady Drivers, or OLD, ended their four-album run in 1995 with the wildly eclectic Formula. Despite the title, Formula is anything but, swapping heavy guitar dirges for tape loops, synths, drum machines and lots of experimentation.…
#429: New Order In The 90s Roundtable
Apr 2 • 70 min
When New Order entered the 1990s, they were coming off their first number one album on the UK charts along with two top twenty singles. So what did they do? Immediately split into multiple factions. While the well received 1993 album Republic would…
#428: Aenmia by Tool
Mar 26 • 74 min
Whenever we have a guest on to discuss an album either they made, had a hand in producing or releasing, our are suggesting for a review, we always come away with unique personal insights not always available from just a surface listen or new release…
#427: Soup by Blind Melon with Christopher Thorn
Mar 19 • 83 min
Sophomore albums are notoriously tricky, we’ve even dedicated a round table series to the phenomenon of hugely successful 90s debuts with follow-ups that, for a variety of reasons, didn’t connect with audiences in the same way as their first release.…
#426: Human Radio by Human Radio
Mar 12 • 45 min
Although Human Radio’s debut self-titled album was released in 1990, their isn’t much to the sound that pins it to the decade. Between the jazz-pop nods to Steely Dan, the funk flourishes reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, the new wave pop of XTC, along with a…
#425: Oceanborn by Nightwish
Mar 5 • 48 min
We’ve tackled metal in its various forms and sub-genres, but this week for the first time we’re checking out the symphonic metal of Finnish band Nightwish via their 1998 album Oceanborn. Combining operatic vocals with shredding guitars, double kick-drum…
#424: Is by The Big F
Feb 26 • 50 min
After departing 1980s new wavers Berlin, bassist and vocalist John Crawford and drummer Rob Brill formed the rock power trio The Big F. With the addition of guitarist Mark Christian, the band manage to forge some interesting musical ground on their second…
Patreon Preview - Panorama by The Cars
Feb 21 • 6 min
You’re probably wondering, why is there a new episode in my podcast feed on a Thursday? We wanted to share with you a preview of our first of six Dig Me Out ’80s episodes in 2019. Starting this month, and continuing every other month this year, with the…
#423: Pod by The Breeders
Feb 19 • 39 min
The shadow of Kim Deal and Tanya Donelly looms large over 1990s alternative and indie rock. They were both members of seminal 1980s bands, Deal in the Pixies, and Donelly in Throwing Muses, and had second acts in the 90s in their own bands, The Breeders…
#422: Pop-Punk In The 90s Roundtable
Feb 12 • 81 min
The term “Pop-Punk” started showing up in the mid-90s - a hybrid of the breakthrough punk sound via bands like Green Day and The Offspring, but with a decidedly more pop (re: melodic) twist in the vocal department. It’s not easy to pin down with what band…
#421: Machine Fish by Galactic Cowboys
Feb 5 • 57 min
Compact discs were the predominant physical medium for music in the 90s that, like cassettes and vinyl before, came with positives and negatives. No more rewinding or fast forwarding to find a song. Mobility meant moving from your home stereo, to your…
#420: Goat by The Jesus Lizard
Jan 29 • 35 min
Sometimes we revisit albums that have little to no internet presence, reviews that only appeared in print, and barely managed to slip into the big name publications. When that happens, there is little baggage or preconceived notion of what we’re getting…
#419: Albums of 1999 Roundtable
Jan 22 • 79 min
The release of Nirvana’s album Nevermind in 1991 shaped the musical landscape of the 1990s in numerous ways, but 1999 may be the year that truly upended everything. Along with our favorite albums, our hidden gems, our late discoveries, and our long…
#418: Mossy God by Mantissa
Jan 15 • 58 min
We’re not sure what album Mantissa intended to make with their 1992 debut Mossy God. On the one hand, it’s got the guitar riffage that would find allies in heavier/dirtier 1980s hard rock/metal bands like Circus Of Power or Faster Pussycat. On the other…
#417: Wrecreation by Stanford Prison Experiment
Jan 8 • 47 min
The term “album tracks” gets thrown around to describe perfectly fine songs that are clearly not going to be a radio single for a band. It represents what the band does, but maybe is less melodic in favor of a sound that expands, experiments or diverts…
#416: Sunrise On The Sufferbus by Masters Of Reality
Jan 1 • 52 min
To understand “Desert Rock” and the Palm Desert Scene, you have too look further than Queens Of The Stone Age, as we learned on our Desert Rock episode. That’s when you discover a number of bands and important figures, including Chris Goss and his band…
#415: Season Eight In Review
Dec 25, 2018 • 38 min
2018 seem to fly by, and with it another slate of reviews, roundtables and interviews that we look back upon with equal parts amazement and exhaustion. Thanks to our great community of folks at Patreon, the burden of actually picking records to revisit…
#414: In On The Kill Taker by Fugazi
Dec 18, 2018 • 42 min
Although we host a 90s-focused music podcast, if you think Fugazi is a no brainer for us, think again. While we both had passing interest and exposure, neither of us were ardent followers of punk, hardcore or post hardcore during that time, and really…
#413: Good Morning Spider by Sparklehorse
Dec 11, 2018 • 47 min
With his work as Sparklehorse, Mark Linkous left behind a collection of music wholly unique - masterfully combining the intimacy of his home recording setup paired with his singular lyrical approach. His songs shift from abrasive guitar driven “Pig” and…
#412: The Lateness Of The Hour by Eric Matthews
Dec 4, 2018 • 44 min
While the Seattle record label Sub Pop is primarily associated with “grunge,” the list of artists and catalog of releases is far more broad. Take for example Eric Matthews, whose whispered vocal and orchestral arrangements couldn’t stray further from the…
#411: Free Mars by Lusk
Nov 27, 2018 • 47 min
There are not many 1990s albums that fall under the “alternative rock” banner that prominently feature harp and horns the way the lone 1997 album Free Mars by Lusk does. The fact that it does so featuring a wide cast of characters from bands such as Tool…
#410: Owsley by Owsley
Nov 20, 2018 • 34 min
Power pop, as we have learned over the years, is a hard subgenre of rock ‘n roll to pin down. The 1999 self-titled debut by Owsley has been referred to as power pop, with some calling it a masterpiece. It’s not hard to hear why, as the album is chock full…
#409: Aerosmith In The 90s
Nov 13, 2018 • 62 min
Our “In The 90s” series exploring successful 1970s and 80s artists and bands has discovered a common theme - sometimes it was not the rise of grunge and alternative music that through a wrench into their success, sometimes overwhelming success created a…
#408: Empty by God Lives Underwater
Nov 6, 2018 • 35 min
Many musical genres and subgenres previously found in the cultural underground bubbled to the mainstream surface in the 1990s thanks to a major label feeding frenzy and the ever expanding definition of “alternative.” Like punk, ska, swing and even grunge,…
#407: Scumdogs Of The Universe by Gwar
Oct 30, 2018 • 46 min
For some, metal shock rockers Gwar are more style than substance. In fact, we were in that camp, having paid little attention to the band beyond their notorious stage antics and costumes. But thanks to our second annual Halloween-themed episode, we’re…
#406: Keep It Like A Secret by Built To Spill
Oct 23, 2018 • 42 min
Built To Spill have remained an anomaly in a number of ways throughout their career - a band steeped in classic rock conventions that seamlessly integrates 1990s indie rock guitar shredding, but does so without sacrificing vocal melodies, and doing in on…
#405: Stomp 442 by Anthrax
Oct 16, 2018 • 46 min
After the success of the Sound Of White Noise album with new lead singer John Bush, New York city thrashers Anthrax took the band in a direction that angered and alienated longtime fans. For Stomp 442 from 1995, the band relied less on the chugging thrash…
#404: Digging’ Your Scene - Dayton, Ohio
Oct 9, 2018 • 65 min
Cleveland is the home of the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati is home to legendary soul label King Records and The Afghan Whigs, Akron has Devo and the The Pretenders, but if there is a 1990s alternative and indie rock epicenter of Ohio, it’s Dayton,…
#403: Since by Richard Buckner
Oct 2, 2018 • 45 min
For his 1998 album Since, Richard Buckner enlisted a strong supporting cast (John McEntire of Tortoise, The Sea And Cake / Dave Schramm of Yo La Tengo, The Schramms / David Grubbs of Squirrel Bait, Gastr Del Sol, Bastro) to shape an Americana/Alt Country…
#402: Mellow Gold by Beck
Sep 25, 2018 • 37 min
We revisit Beck’s major label debut Mellow Gold, was it a warm-up for the multi-platinum Odelay, or is Loser the only worthwhile nugget? Songs in this episode: Intro - Loser 12:54 -Soul Suckin’ Jerk 17:58 - Beercan 26:28 - Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs…
Patreon Preview: Power Pop in the ’00s Discussion
Sep 20, 2018 • 5 min
Wondering about our exclusive content over at Patreon? Here’s a sample of the first five minutes of our extended twenty minute discussion on Power Pop as we chat about the 2000s. Hear the entire bonus content, be eligible for quarterly contests, vote in…
#401: Power Pop Of The 90s
Sep 18, 2018 • 70 min
For a lot of people, the rock music subgenre known as “power pop” is one of those “you know it when you hear it” situations. However, over the years many have tried to describe and dissect what makes power pop unique from musical cousins such as pop rock…
#400: Half Dead and Dynamite by Lifter Puller
Sep 11, 2018 • 46 min
Craig Finn is best known for his distinctive vocal and lyrical style thanks to The Hold Steady in the 2000s. But while that band channeled Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements and The Band for musical inspiration, his 1990s outfit Lifter Puller took a…
#399: Pack Up The Cats by Local H
Sep 4, 2018 • 72 min
Concept albums are as old as albums themselves, though defining what exactly qualifies as a concept album is flexible. The 90s were no different, as many bands and artists took loose ideas and strung together narratives and themes to form a cohesive idea.…
#398: Frosting On The Beater by The Posies
Aug 28, 2018 • 38 min
The 1990s are known as the grunge decade, but really Seattle’s reign was contained to the first half, which is when The Posies power-pop tour de force Frosting On The Beater happened to be released in 1993. It’s not hard to understand why this band from…
#397: Side Projects Of The 90s
Aug 21, 2018 • 62 min
When musicians aren’t busy writing, recording and touring with their main band, often times you’ll find them in side projects, mixing it up with new sounds and new collaborators. The 1990s were no different, as folks from the biggest bands to lesser known…
#396: Into The Pink by Verbena
Aug 14, 2018 • 45 min
After Nirvana exploded in the 1990s, bands across the globe got signed for sounding just enough like the Kurt, Krist, and Dave, an inevitable result of major labels hoping to find “the next Nirvana.” It was also inevitable that young artists would be…
#395: Tin Cans With Strings To You by Far
Aug 7, 2018 • 45 min
On their 1996 major label debut Tin Cans With Strings To You, the Sacramento, CA band Far find themselves at an interesting crossroads. By this point in the decade, grunge is well past its expiration date, so how do you describe a rock band that can…
#394: Interview With Jonny Polonsky
Jul 31, 2018 • 65 min
For the tens of thousands of bands who signed to a major label, put out a record, scored a minor hit and disappeared, there just as many divergent stories of what happened after the temporary spotlight dimmed. In the case of Jonny Polonsky, his tale…
#393: Prick by Prick
Jul 24, 2018 • 39 min
When an established name like Trent Reznor shows up in the credits of a 90s industrial album, the natural starting point is to compare it Nine Inch Nails. But what about when the artist is not a contemporary or disciple, but a predecessor? That’s the case…
#392: Origins - Spoon In The 90s
Jul 17, 2018 • 69 min
In the first of a new roundtable series, we’re taking a look back at the 90s origins of Spoon, and how they went from devotees of Frank Black and Robert Pollard, to one of the most consistently interesting and successful bands of the 2000s. Britt Daniel…
#391: Six by Mansun
Jul 10, 2018 • 47 min
Let’s get this out of the way - thanks to the ridiculous nature of regional rights and legal mumbo-jumbo surrounding album releases, we are occasionally stuck reviewing the edited and inferior US release of an album rather than the original UK or…
#390: The Infotainment Scan by The Fall
Jul 3, 2018 • 40 min
Mark E. Smith of The Fall was a divisive character, turning people on or off with his kinetic one-note, occasionally slurred, stream of consciousness vocal delivery. After a decade and a half of abrasive post punk, line-up changes and restlessness led to…
#389: Foma by The Nixons
Jun 26, 2018 • 49 min
The story of The Nixons is not unlike a number of 1990s bands. Record some demos and release them on your own, find a small regional label to release your first album recorded on a shoe-string budget, get some buzz, the major labels swoop in, offer to…
#388: Wider Screen by Fini Scad
Jun 19, 2018 • 31 min
Fini Scad only managed to release one album during their short existence, but thanks to one of our listeners we’re giving it a new lease on life. 1998’s Wider Screen, and their EP from two years early, got the band onto Australian radio and television,…
#387: Drummers Of The 90s Roundtable
Jun 12, 2018 • 84 min
Every decade of rock music and its various sub genre offshoots has produced oft-debated lists of notable drummers, and the 1990s is no exception. From the jazz-influenced speed of The Smashing Pumpkins Jimmy Chamberlain, to the technical progressive…
#386: Munki by Jesus And Mary Chain
Jun 1, 2018 • 39 min
By the time William and Jim Reid of the Jesus And Mary Chain put out the 1998 album Munki, the band had been through several iterations. From the noise drenched simplicity of Psychocandy to the pulsing beats of Automatic and the lazy strums of Stoned and…
#385: Psychohum by Falling Joys
May 29, 2018 • 36 min
Hailing from Canberra, Australia, the 1992 sophomore album Psychohum by the Falling Joys is what alternative or college or indie rock, however you want to classify it, looked to be heading pre-Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Eclectic and unpredictable, with guitar…
#384: This Will Be Laughing Week by Ultimate Fakebook
May 22, 2018 • 83 min
Our Patreon patron Brandon wanted to check out the 1999 (or 2000, if you bought the Sony rerelease) album This Will Be Laughing Week by Ultimate Fakebook. Through the magic of our Facebook page, we ended up connecting with lead singer and guitarist Bill…
#383: From The Choirgirl Hotel by Tori Amos
May 15, 2018 • 40 min
By 1998 Tori Amos was already established an artist who balanced both commercial success and critical praise. With her fourth album, From The Choirgirl Hotel, Amos dialed down the piano and dialed up the band, exploring a fuller sound that moved between…
#382: U2 In The 90s Roundtable
May 8, 2018 • 77 min
Through the 1980s, U2 had gone from upstart punks to political firebrands to stadium superstars, reaching the critical crossroad of either delivering what people expected and remaining creatively stagnant or reinventing their sound and risk alienation. By…
#381: The Proximity Effect by Nada Surf
May 1, 2018 • 49 min
Nada Surf scored a quirky one-hit wonder with “Popular,” and as with most one-hit wonders, pressure from the record label to follow it up caused a divide. In this case, Nada Surf were dropped, record in hand, which they were able to release on their own…
#380: Shōso Strip by Ringo Sheena
Apr 24, 2018 • 47 min
While we have traveled, musically speaking, to Europe and Australia quite often, Japan has been a much rarer trip, and we’ve never revisited an album that wasn’t primarily recorded in English. Until now. Thanks to a patron selection, we’re checking out…
#379: Sophomore Slump Revisited - The Chinese Album by Spacehog
Apr 17, 2018 • 54 min
Do you remember 1995? If you do, you probably remember “In The Meantime” by Spacehog off their debut album Resident Alien. The single went to number one on the US mainstream chart, number two on the US modern rock chart, and top fifty in about every…
#378: Laid by James
Apr 10, 2018 • 50 min
By 1993, James were already established with a string of successful UK singles on their four previous album. But with the release of Laid, they managed to crack wide open United States college and mainstream radio playlists with the quirky and catchy…
#377: Darkest Days by Stabbing Westward
Apr 3, 2018 • 40 min
Our Patreon patrons often surprise us. Our poll for April of 1998 included revered and critically acclaimed albums, but instead the votes went a surprising way. Stabbing Westward’s third album Darkest Days, could (and was) written off in some circles as a…
#376: The Process by Skinny Puppy
Mar 27, 2018 • 43 min
Upon release in 1996, Skinny Puppy’s eight album The Process divided and confused longtime fans, some accusing the band of selling out and writing rock and metal singles for a major label. While a band like Ministry was able to slip the heavier/noiser end…
#375: Digging Your Scene visits New York City
Mar 20, 2018 • 69 min
New York City has been a global epicenter for music and culture in general for decades, so it is no surprise that the the 1990s are no different. From the legendary Velvet Underground, KISS and Blondie, to indie rock progenitors Sonic Youth, Talking Heads…
#374: 12 Bar Blues by Scott Weiland
Mar 13, 2018 • 38 min
During our revisit of the one and only Talk Show album featuring the three guys not named Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots during their infamous 1997 hiatus, we remarked how the music remained steady but the vocals and melodies were less…
#373: Shapeshifter by Marcy Playground
Mar 6, 2018 • 34 min
Like any decade of rock music and commercial radio, the 1990s had plenty of one hit wonders, many of which we talked about in our One Hit Wonders Roundtable. Marcy Playground managed their own, with Sex and Candy in 1997 spending fifteen weeks at number…
#372: Desert Rock Discussion with Director Jason Georgiades
Feb 27, 2018 • 69 min
Going into this episode, we thought desert rock and stoner rock were the same thing. We were wrong. We thought the “desert rock sound” started with the Sabbath influence lowend fuzzed riffs of Kyuss. We were wrong on that as well. There is an important…
#371: Interview with Craig Wedren of Shudder To Think
Feb 20, 2018 • 83 min
You may know him from the “avant-punk” of 1990s Shudder To Think, but you’d probably been listening to Craig Wedren in some way in the last twenty years. From his frequent collaborations with writer/director David Wain on the various Wet Hot American…
#370: Little Plastic Castle by Ani DiFranco
Feb 13, 2018 • 34 min
There are independent artists, and then there is Ani DiFranco. Forging her own path since starting Righteous Babe Records at age nineteen, busking tapes out of the back of her car in Buffalo, NY, DiFranco has remained as proficient and relevant for three…
#369: Wonderful Life by The Tories
Feb 6, 2018 • 43 min
Like so many previous artists and bands referred to as “power pop,” The Tories debut album Wonderful Life from 1997 came and went with little fanfare. Perhaps it was timing, as the early and mid-nineties alternative rock gold rush led to a unwieldy number…
#368: This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours by Manic Street Preachers
Jan 30, 2018 • 56 min
“We live in urban hell, we destroy rock and roll.” Those were the closing sentiments of the 1991 single Motown Junk by the Manic Street Preachers, a band of Welsh nihilist iconoclasts who declared greatness from the start, aligning themselves with The…
#367: Apocalypse Dudes by Turbonegro
Jan 23, 2018 • 49 min
There was a brief flicker of a moment at the end of the 90s, before the garage rock rival of The Strokes and White Stripes, before the post-post-punk of Interpol and Bloc Party, before Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional took emo to the mainstream,…
#366: Albums of 1998 Roundtable
Jan 16, 2018 • 80 min
It’s time to travel back twenty years and revisit the albums of 1998. What albums were overlooked upon release that have gained critical acclaim and fans in the years since? Which albums were big releases that have stood the test of time, and which ones…
#365: How to Measure a Planet? by The Gathering
Jan 9, 2018 • 49 min
We haven’t reviewed much (or any) European progressive gothic doom metal shoegaze trip-hop, so thanks to our latest Patreon pick, we’re checking out the 1998 double-album How to Measure a Planet? by The Gathering. The question we ask is - how to measure a…
#364: Ill At Ease by The Mark Of Cain
Jan 2, 2018 • 32 min
On their third full-length album, Adelaide, Australia’s The Mark Of Cain enlisted Henry Rollins to produce their rooArt debut, 1995’s Ill At Ease. The band scored a number one on the independent album chart and managed two successful Triple J singles.…
#363: Season Seven in Review
Dec 26, 2017 • 57 min
Another season is complete, so we’re looking back at our favorite album discoveries, roundtables, interviews and more from 2017. We also pick our five favorite tunes from season seven, which featured everything from the guitar power pop of Brendan Benson…
#362: Arc Angels by Arc Angels
Dec 19, 2017 • 40 min
Formed after the untimely death of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Arc Angels pick-up the Texas blues-rock torch on their 1992 self-titled release. Pairing the seasoned rhythm section of drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon with guitarist and singers Doyle…
#361: Stain by Living Colour
Dec 12, 2017 • 48 min
In 1993 Living Colour released an album filled songs of alienation, social commentary and heavy themes that still resonate today. Stain was the first album with Doug Wimbish on bass, and the band fires on all cylinders with their unique brand of metal,…
#360: KISS in the 90s Roundtable
Dec 5, 2017 • 95 min
We’re back with another “In The 90s” episode, this time tracking the chronology of rock legends KISS through the decade. After rising to fame in the 70s, the 80s were less kind to the band, who shed the makeup, band members and eventually albums sales…
#359: Interview with Rick Ruhl of Every Mother’s Nightmare
Nov 28, 2017 • 53 min
Rick Ruhl and Every Mother’s Nightmare are back with a new album, and he stops by to share their story. He takes his back to his formative years, his first concert (Alice Cooper!) and his earliest bands before forming EMN, who ended up signed by the…
#358: Gran Turismo by The Cardigans
Nov 21, 2017 • 38 min
On the follow-up to their breakthrough album, The Cardigans 1998 release Gran Turismo asks you to put on headphones and chill. Though known for their bouncy pop single Lovefool, words like moody and introspective better represent their overall sound.…
#357: Sophomore Slump Revisited - Freak Show by Silverchair
Nov 14, 2017 • 56 min
On the follow-up to their teenage debut, Silverchair fattened the sound but not the sales, we try to figure out what happened. When 1995′s Frogstomp exploded, the kids from Australia were pegged as Nirvana wannabes with plenty of growing to do. The still…
#356: Firecracker by Lisa Loeb
Nov 7, 2017 • 32 min
On her sophomore release Firecracker, Lisa Loeb mixes pop hooks and confessional ballads with mixed results. Known for the hit “Stay” from the Reality Bites soundtrack and the 1995 album Tails, her 1997 release under her own name has some made for radio…
#355: Re-Animation Festival by The Groovie Ghoulies
Oct 31, 2017 • 32 min
It’s Halloween, a perfect time thanks a requested review to revisit the the Groovie Ghoulies 1997 album Re-Animation Festival. With a mixture of early rock ‘n roll riffs courtesy Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly, mixed with Ramones energy and Monkees…
#354: Woman’s Gotta Have It by Cornershop
Oct 24, 2017 • 32 min
Cornershop’s 1995 sophomore album Woman’s Gotta Have It gives a hint of the hit they would release two years later. The album shifts between rhythm driven “Hindi Pop” and jarring, dissonant indie guitar rock. While both have their merits, the melodies…
#353: Forever And Counting by Hot Water Music
Oct 17, 2017 • 40 min
The second album from Hot Water Music gives us plenty to like, but much to scratch our heads at as well. Whether you call them punk, post-punk, post-hardcore or emo, HWM forge a unique path on 1997′s Forever and Counting, avoiding the rhythms and…
#352: Digging Your Scene - Roundtable Discussion on Minneapolis-St. Paul in the 90s
Oct 10, 2017 • 71 min
We’re heading to the land of ten thousand lakes to uncover the Minneapolis St. Paul music scene of the 1990s. With names like The Replacements and Husker Du, the twin cities have been established as an 80s mecca for underground hardcore and punk rock, but…
#351: One Mississippi by Brendan Benson
Oct 3, 2017 • 44 min
With help from Jason Falkner of Jellyfish, Brendan Benson crafted a fine if overlong debut album in 1996′s One Mississippi. Some of us may have discovered Benson thanks to his team-up with Jack White in The Raconteurs, but he had a number of solo releases…
#350: Seemless by Into Another
Sep 26, 2017 • 37 min
Into Another bring the riffs, the big vocals and locked-in rhythm section on 1995′s Seemless. Even though we’re fans of New York City bands such as Quicksand and Handsome, Into Another somehow flew under our radar. However, thanks to Patreon patron Chris…
#349: Alternative Country Roundtable Discussion
Sep 19, 2017 • 73 min
In the 1990s the term alternative country appeared, we’re talking the bands, the sound and influences. What is alternative country an alternative to? Country? Rock? We dig into the unique aspects that separate alternative country from its more mainstream…
#348: Talk Show by Talk Show
Sep 12, 2017 • 37 min
What happens when you remove Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots - you get Talk Show. Attempting to fill the hole left by Weiland’s drug problems in 1996, the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz recruiter former Ten Inch Men frontman/guitarist Dave…
#347: It Means Everything by Save Ferris
Sep 5, 2017 • 36 min
The debut Save Ferris album It Means Everything is everything you know and love/hate about 90s ska-punk. The snappy snare, the upstroke guitar lines, the energetic horn stabs - all the hallmarks of the familiar 90s sound utilized by early No Doubt, The…
#346: Transmission by The Tea Party
Aug 29, 2017 • 32 min
From up north comes The Tea Party, creating a stew of eastern scales, industrial rhythms and Zeppelin-esque dramatics. Their 1997 sophomore release Transmission is the quintessential headphones album. Though only a three piece, they pile on a wide range…
#345: Mindfunk by Mindfunk
Aug 22, 2017 • 34 min
Sandwiched between 80s metal and 90s alternative, Mindfunk occupy the same limbo space as Mother Love Bone and Saigon Kick. We’re checking out their self-titled 1991 debut, a mix of big metal riffs, groove rock with funk influences and some slow burn nods…
#344: Interview with Greg Glover of Arena Rock Recording Company
Aug 15, 2017 • 94 min
Greg Glover, co-founder of the Arena Rock Recording Company stops by for a lengthy chat. After some initial Goonies talk, we revisit our recent review of Harvey Danger’s Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone to fill in some blanks and learn some information…
#343: Compilations Albums of the 1990s Roundtable
Aug 8, 2017 • 58 min
From charity comps to label samplers, the 1990s may have been the peak decade for compilation albums. We discuss the qualities that make a worthy compilation album with our guests Keith Sawyer from WMBR, Jim Hanke of Vinyl Emergency and Eric Peterson of…
#342: Lovesongs for Underdogs by Tanya Donelly
Aug 1, 2017 • 29 min
With her first solo outing, Tanya Donelly attempts to balance her indie rock past with a radio friendly approach. 1997′s Lovesongs for Underdogs, our latest album selected by our Patreon voters, came with the burden of Tanya having been a part of numerous…
#341: Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone? by Harvey Danger
Jul 25, 2017 • 25 min
Harvey Danger being tagged as a “one hit wonder” can be both a blessing and a curse. Is the rest of the album criminally overlooked, or does it pale in comparison? We put it to a vote on our Patreon page, and our patrons made Where Have All The…
#340: Guitar Gods of the 1990s Roundtable
Jul 18, 2017 • 73 min
For our latest roundtable we aim at the heavens and request an audience with the gods! The guitar gods, that is. The 60s had Clapton and Hendrix, the 70s had Page and Blackmore, the 80s had Eddie and a slew of gunslingers, now it’s time to christen the…
#339: Laughing Gallery by Ruth Ruth
Jul 11, 2017 • 39 min
Back when we started this podcast, we created a long list of albums we wanted to eventually get to, mostly due to only knowing one song off an album thanks to a lone minor radio hit single. One of those bands is Ruth Ruth, and it’s finally time we got…
#338: A Little Ain’t Enough by David Lee Roth
Jul 4, 2017 • 46 min
On this Fourth of July, we could think of nothing better than to revisit the human firecracker himself - David Lee Roth. With help from our friend Gavin in Australia, we’re checking out the 1991 album A Little Ain’t Enough, the third solo release after…
#337: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualized
Jun 27, 2017 • 34 min
For our last review of June 2017, our Patreon patrons selected from one of four albums from June of 1997, and settled on Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, the third album by Spiritualized. Much has been written about the album, from reviews…
#336: Eternal Nightcap by The Whitlams
Jun 20, 2017 • 32 min
We don’t often get a chance to check out bands from the 90s where the terms ragtime or waltz get tossed around, but The Whitlams qualify. We’re checking out the 1997 album Eternal Napcap by this Newtown, Australian band. Led by vocalist/pianist Tim…
#335: Television Soundtracks of the 1990s
Jun 13, 2017 • 66 min
Previously we chatted about movie soundtracks of the 1990s, so this week we’re switching to the small screen and hosting a roundtable discussion on television soundtracks of the 90s. The best and memorable, the one’s that surpassed the show and stand on…
#334: Interview with Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne & The Belltower)
Jun 6, 2017 • 57 min
This week we chatted with Jody Porter, who just released his third solo album this past March, Pacifier. Jody started out in the early with The Belltower, a dreamy/shoegaze band featuring Britta Phillips (later of Luna) that garnered positive press in the…
#333: Whirligig by The Caulfields
May 30, 2017 • 34 min
This week a requested review gives us a chance to revisit the 1995 debut album Whirligig by The Caulfields. A confection of jangly guitars, story-telling lyrics and power pop melodies might remind some of 70s and 80s masters like Elvis Costello or Cheap…
#332: Batman & Robin soundtrack
May 23, 2017 • 45 min
We gave our Patreon patrons the opportunity to vote one four different releases from May of 1997, and the consensus winner was eclectic soundtrack from the Batman & Robin movie starring George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Alicia Silverstone and more. A mixed…
#331: Cockamamie by Jennifer Trynin
May 16, 2017 • 33 min
The winner of our first quarter Patreon contest stops by with his free requested review pick - 1995′s Cockamamie by Jennifer Trynin. Though part of a fertile 90s Boston music scene, Jen Trynin is a bit of an anomaly, self-releasing her debut album prior…
#330: Duran Duran In The 90s
May 9, 2017 • 56 min
We’re back with another “In The 90s” roundtable, our chance to revisit a popular artist from the 1980s and see how they navigated the shifting musical landscape of the 1990s. With fourteen Top 40 hits and two number one singles in the U.S., Duran Duran…
#329: Interview with Marko DeSantis of Sugarcult, The Ataris and more
May 2, 2017 • 93 min
Musician, label owner, DJ, writer, teacher - you name it, Marko DeSantis has probably done it. You probably know him as the guitarist in pop punk band Sugarcult, and he shares the history of their formation, as well as his involvement in bands such as The…
#328: Cheap Trick (1997) by Cheap Trick
Apr 25, 2017 • 38 min
Our Patreon subscribers helped us pick an album from April of 1997 to review, and thanks to a tie-breaking coin flip, we’re checking out the self-titled Cheap Trick album. It’s actually the second self-titled album from Cheap Trick, the first being their…
#327: Blind Love by Ratcat
Apr 18, 2017 • 35 min
We’ve reviewed plenty of bands from Australia over the years, but rarely have we revisited an album that boasts a number one single. This week we’re checking out the band Ratcat, and their 1991 album Blind Love, which scored a number one hit on the ARIA…
#326: Roundtable - Sophomore Slump Revisited - Eight Arms To Hold You by Veruca Salt
Apr 11, 2017 • 57 min
It’s time to revisit another sophomore album from the 1990s and compare it to it’s successful freshman effort. In this case, we’re checking out the 1997 album Eight Arms To Hold You by Veruca Salt, who scored a platinum album and three charting singles…
#325: Small Speaker Joyland by Violetine
Apr 4, 2017 • 38 min
This week’s requested review takes us back down under to check out Melbourne, Australia’s Violetine and their 1998 one and only album Small Speaker Joyland. Dual vocals, fuzzy guitars and an urgent rhythm section give Violetine a little something extra,…
#324: Digging Your Scene - Roundtable Discussion on Los Angeles in the 90s
Mar 28, 2017 • 76 min
For our next installment of the Digging Your Scene roundtable series, we are exploring sights and sounds of Los Angeles in the 1990s. To help us do so, the following guests joined us: Brian Klein of Scout B Entertainment - his first time on the show,…
#323: Interview with Eli Janney of Girls Against Boys and the 8G Band
Mar 21, 2017 • 71 min
This week we get to chat with Eli Janney, who you may know as the keyboardist, bassist and backing vocals in Girls Against Boys. You may also know him as the producer for such bands as Brainiac, Ryan Adams, Skeleton Key, Jesse Maiin and many more. You may…
#322: Shuttlecock by Super TransAtlantic
Mar 14, 2017 • 43 min
Our latest Patreon pick revisits the one and only album from Super TransAtlatnic, the 2000 release Shuttlecock. You may be familiar with the band thanks to their contribution to the 1999 American Pie soundtrack, or the fact that 3/4′s of the band were…
#321: Twisted Willie - A Tribute To Willie Nelson
Mar 7, 2017 • 54 min
There were dozens, perhaps hundreds, of tribute albums in the 90s to feature a wide array of talented artists with varying results. Thanks to a Patreon subscriber suggestion, we’re checking out the 1996 release Twisted Willie - A Tribute To Willie Nelson.…
#320: Interview with Tim Kasher of The Good Life & Cursive
Feb 28, 2017 • 85 min
Tim Kasher of The Good Life and Cursive has a new solo album out this March (No Resolution) on a new label (15 Passenger). We talk to him about the why he decided now was the time to start the new label away from Saddle Creek and the plans for reissuing…
#319: Electronica in the 90s Roundtable
Feb 21, 2017 • 63 min
Remember Electronica? Well we do, and we’re not quite sure what it was, so we’re hosting a roundtable discussion this week to talk about the explosion of electronic music that hit MTV, radio, Billboard and more in the late 90s. To help us figure out what…
#318: Upstyledown by 28 Days
Feb 14, 2017 • 34 min
Thanks to our friend Gavin in Australia, we’re checking out 28 Days from Melbourne and their sophomore album Upstyledown from 2000. Though it charted at #1 on the Australian ARIAnet album chart, the band failed to make a dent in the United States, which…
#317: Hissing Prigs in Static Couture by Brainiac
Feb 7, 2017 • 43 min
As The Pretenders once sang, we’re going back to Ohio to check out Dayton’s legendary Brainiac thanks to the winner of our 2016 year-end Patreon giveaway. In just five years, the band put out a significant body of work, including three full-length albums,…
#316: ReadySexGo by Marvelous 3
Jan 31, 2017 • 44 min
We got a requested review for an album released in 2000, and since we’re not above stretching the rules outside the 90s occasionally, this week we’re revisiting the third and final Marvelous 3 album ReadySexGo. Between Butch Walker’s stint in late…
#315: Deadsexy by Scarce with Joyce Raskin and Chick Graning
Jan 24, 2017 • 67 min
On the surface, our latest requested review for the 1996 album Deadsexy by Scarce sounds eerily familiar to a lot of 90s band. Band forms, records demos, puts out singles on small indie labels, gets some buzz, major labels start calling, band signs and…
#314: Roundtable Discussion on the albums of 1997
Jan 17, 2017 • 65 min
It’s our first roundtable discussion of 2017, and we’re tackling the albums from 20-years prior, with special guests Andy Derer (The Andy Derer Show), Eric Grubbs (Do You Know Who You Are podcast) and Jeff Takacs (Rocketfuel podcast) to help us cover the…
#313: Baby Animals by Baby Animals
Jan 10, 2017 • 28 min
Every year we dig deeper and deeper into bands from Australia that didn’t make much of an impact in United States to try to understand the global story of music in the 1990s thanks to requested reviews from our dedicated listeners down under, and this…
#312: Disco Volante by Mr. Bungle
Jan 3, 2017 • 49 min
For our first episode of season seven, it’s a requested review thanks to a Patreon subscriber. We’ve talked about Mike Patton previously on the podcast, but never actually revisited an album from one of his many musical outfits. For the first week of…
#311: Season Six Review
Dec 27, 2016 • 35 min
As is our year-end tradition, for our final episode of 2016, we look back at season six of the podcast to review the year that was and look forward to season seven in 2017. We give thanks to our long list of supporters on Patreon and our requested…
#310: Tom Petty In The 90s Discussion with Author Paul Zollo
Dec 20, 2016 • 79 min
Our previous “In The 90s” episodes examined the careers of Van Halen and Metallica in that decade and discussed if they had managed to survive the turbulence that was the rise of alternative and independent rock music. For our latest edition, we’re joined…
#309: Hater by Hater
Dec 13, 2016 • 32 min
For our final review episode of the year, we’re tackling one of those oddball side-projects from major label artists that seemed to pop up on a weekly basis in the 90s. The self-titled 1993 debut by Hater, featuring members of Soundgarden, Monster Magnet…
#308: Imperial Drag by Imperial Drag
Dec 6, 2016 • 42 min
With ties to the perfectionist power-pop of Jellyfish and Guns ‘n Roses guitarist Slash’s Snakepit, this one-album-and-done band is perfect fodder for Dig Me Out - Imperial Drag and their self-titled 1996 album. Combining T. Rex grooves with analog…
#307: II by The Presidents of the United States of America
Nov 29, 2016 • 41 min
Our Patreon patrons voted on which November 1996 release we should check out, and they voted on the sophomore album II by the Presidents of the United States of America, who scored a number one single with Lump a year earlier off their debut. With such a…
#306: Unit by Regurgitator
Nov 22, 2016 • 32 min
Our latest requested review features a band from Australian we were completely unfamiliar with - Regurgitator. Their second album Unit came out in 1997, going triple platinum, producing hit singles and winning music awards. It’s an eclectic mix of pop,…
#305: Roundtable - Sophomore Slump Revisited - Razorblade Suitcase by Bush
Nov 15, 2016 • 54 min
For our second sophomore slump revisited episode of 2016, we jump in the time machine again to revisit 1996 and check out the second album from Bush, the Steve Albini-produced Razorblade Suitcase. Following up a massively successful debut with five hit…
#304: Building by Sense Field
Nov 8, 2016 • 33 min
Our latest requested review gives us a chance to revisit the 1996 album Building, the third release by Sense Field. Concise, urgent songs packed with guitar and vocal hooks, the album flies by at just thirty five minutes. We dig into it, and find sounds…
#303: American Psycho by Misfits
Nov 1, 2016 • 37 min
Thanks to a requested review, we get revisit the 1997 album American Psycho by the Misfits. Minus founder/original lead singer Glenn Danzig, this album saw the band return after years of being an underground influence upon bands like Metallica, Guns ‘n…
#302: Wake by Emmet Swimming
Oct 25, 2016 • 61 min
To help us revisit the 1995 album Wake by Emmet Swimming, we’re joined by Suburban Metal Dad cartoonist and Slayer author DX Ferris. A little bit of R.E.M. jangle combined with a touch Morrissey-esque vocals give this mid-90s album flavors not heard on…
#301: Digging Your Scene - Roundtable Discussion on Boston in the 90s
Oct 18, 2016 • 52 min
In the spring we hosted a roundtable on the Chicago music scene of the 1990s, so for our next “Digging Your Scene” episode, we decided to head to Boston, the home of the Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Belly, Buffalo Tom, Morphine, The Lemonheads, Juliana Hatfield,…
#300: Interview with author Jovana Babovic of Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney 33 1/3 book
Oct 11, 2016 • 71 min
We’ve reached a new milestone, and to help us celebrate, we’ve invited the author of the 33 1/3 book entry for Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney to join us, author and historian Jovana Babovic. We discuss how the album was chosen, researching and writing the…
#299: Fountains of Wayne by Fountains of Wayne
Oct 4, 2016 • 35 min
We gave our Patreon subscribers four album options that were released in October 1996, and they decided we should revisit the self-titled debut by Fountains of Wayne. All the hallmarks of power pop are present - tight songwriting, big vocal hooks with…
#298: Interview with Michelle Leon of Babes in Toyland
Sep 27, 2016 • 60 min
This week we’re joined by former Babes in Toyland bassist Michelle Leon, author of the recently released book I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland. We discuss her upbringing in suburban Minnesota prior to joining the band at the age of 17, her…
#297: Swing Revival Roundtable + Interview with Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Sep 20, 2016 • 99 min
Our roundtable for September is actually a two-parter on the swing revival of the 1990s. We start with an interview with Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy joining us to talk about his early musical upbringing, how BBVD came together in the early 90s,…
#296: Salutations from the Ghetto Nation by Warrior Soul
Sep 13, 2016 • 33 min
This week we are checking out the 1992 album Salutations from the Ghetto Nation by Warrior Soul. Brash and loud with one foot in the sound of 80s hair metal and the other in 90s alternative, the band is hard to pin down musically. Lyrically, not so much,…
#295: Animal Rights by Moby
Sep 6, 2016 • 41 min
Thanks to our voters at Patreon, this week we’re checking out the 1997 album Animal Rights by Moby. Plenty of ground is covered on this 72+ minute long, sixteen track album. Slow burning ambient tunes? Check. Pulsing instrumentals? Check. Industrial…
#294: Trouble at the Henhouse by The Tragically Hip
Aug 30, 2016 • 80 min
The Tragically Hip have been mentioned a few times on the show, but we’ve never gotten around to reviewing an album on an actual episode. Until now. Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the band has been a stadium act for over two decades up north…
#293: Disappearing Acts Roundtable
Aug 23, 2016 • 85 min
This week were exploring the bands that sold millions of albums in the 1990s, but by the time the ‘00s rolled around, had disappeared from the sales charts and radio stations they used to dominate. The Cranberries, Live, Creed, Blues Traveler, Hootie &…
#292: The Living End by The Living End
Aug 16, 2016 • 42 min
Thanks to a requested review, we’re heading back down under to Melbourne, Australia check out the 1998 self-titled debut album by The Living End. Best known in the U.S. for their 2000 single “Roll On,” from their sophomore release, we get an earlier…
#291: Interview with Jacob Slichter of Semisonic
Aug 9, 2016 • 66 min
Joining us this week is Jacob Slichter, drummer for Semisonic and author of the 2004 book So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star. Jacob talks about how the book came together and led to a career as a collegiate writing professor. We discuss the financial…
#290: The Curtain Hits The Cast by Low
Aug 2, 2016 • 30 min
Recently we asked our Pateron patrons to vote on our first album review for August from five albums released twenty years ago in August of 1996, and the winner was The Curtain Hits The Cast, the third overall by Low. Slowing the tempos to a glacial crawl…
#289: Smoke by Drivin’ N Cryin’
Jul 26, 2016 • 30 min
This week our requested review takes us down South to Atlanta, GA to check out the fifth album Smoke by Drivin’ N Cryin’. After previously scoring a moderate hit “Fly Me Courageous” off the album of the same name, the band returned with this hard rock ode…
#288: Seconds Acts in the 90s Roundtable
Jul 19, 2016 • 74 min
This we’re talking about second acts, sequels, part deux - whatever you call it, it’s when band and artists get a second go around. Morrissey and Marr after The Smiths. Bob Mould after Husker Du. Dave Grohl after Nirvana. Which artists faired better the…
#287: Interview with Andrew Low of The Jazz June
Jul 12, 2016 • 56 min
This week we are joined (from across the Atlantic) by Andrew Low of The Jazz June. He shares the origins of the band in Kutztown, PA playing house shows and VFWs before graduating to club shows in Philadelphia and New Jersey. He talks about his earliest…
#286: Bend by The Origin
Jul 5, 2016 • 34 min
Another week, another requested review from one of our listeners. This week we’re checking out The Origin, and their second and final release Bend from 1992. Steeped in the pleasant pop that would guide Toad the Wet Sprocket to success, The Origin expand…
#285: Travelogue by Kashmir
Jun 28, 2016 • 34 min
This week we travel to Denmark via a requested review and check out the 1994 debut album Travelogue by Kashmir. Indebted to the early 90s American influences such as Pearl Jam, Primus and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kashmir concocts a sometimes compelling,…
#284: Interview with Phil Leavitt and Joie Calio of 7Horse and Dada
Jun 21, 2016 • 58 min
Joining us this week are Phil Leavitt and Joie Calio currently of the band 7Horse, who just released their third album this spring, Living in a Bitch of a World. You may know 7Horse thanks to The Wolf of Wall Street soundtrack, thanks to Martin Scorcese…
#283: How Metal Evolved in the 90s Roundtable Discussion
Jun 14, 2016 • 114 min
Expanding our our Metallica in the 90s roundtable from last month, this week we’re exploring the evolution of metal music in the 1990s. It’s a big job, so to help us take a chronological walk through the decade, joining us are our metal masters Chip…
#282: 88 CM. Kanone by Sect. 8
Jun 7, 2016 • 29 min
We’ve got a new requested review, and there’s a good chance this will be a new discovery for everyone who listens to the show. This week we’re checking out the band Sect. 8 from New Jersey, and their album 88 CM. Kanone. As far as we can tell, it’s their…
#281: Winter and Spring 2016 New Album Reviews
May 31, 2016 • 101 min
Since May gave us a bonus Tuesday to post an episode, we decided to try something new, as in new album reviews. We gathered up some of our roundtable regulars and Patreon subscribers, and put together a bunch of reviews for new albums released in the…
#280: The Return of John Davis of The Lees of Memory
May 24, 2016 • 97 min
This week John Davis (Superdrag, Epic Ditch) returns to chat about the second soon-to-be-released album by The Lees of Memory. We go track-by-track through Unnecessary Evil, talk song origins, recordings, influences, instrumental and mix choices, album…
#279: Metallica in the 90s Round Table
May 17, 2016 • 108 min
The memory remains how much fun we had during our Van Halen In the 90s round table episode last year. The struggle within was to find another artist to fuel our conversation and load up on great guests, because in the end nothing else matters. Mama said…
#278: Trance States in Tongues by Zen Guerrilla
May 10, 2016 • 33 min
After our chat about the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion last week, we decided to go a little further down the 1990s garage rock rabbit hole and check out a band we had both seen live, Zen Guerrilla, and their 1999 album Trance States in Tongues. Whereas JSBX…
#277: Now I Got Worry by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
May 3, 2016 • 77 min
This week Jim Hanke of the Vinyl Emergency podcast joins us to revisit the 1996 album Now I Got Worry by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. We explore the unique sound and place JSBX has in the overall landscape of 90s music. We also spend the first half of…
#276: Hold Me Up by Goo Goo Dolls
Apr 26, 2016 • 44 min
With there eleventh album about to be released, we decided it was a perfect time to revisit the Goo Goo Dolls first release of the 1990s. For their third album Hold Me Up from 1990, the band began it’s transition from Robby Takac-led pop/punk band to…
#275: Roundtable - Sophomore Slump Revisited - Wax Ecstatic by Sponge
Apr 19, 2016 • 58 min
We’re kicking off a new roundtable series revisiting the dreaded sophomore slumps of successful bands from the 1990s. The first album we’re checking out is the 1996 album Wax Ecstatic by Sponge with special guests Chip Midnight of KidsInterviewBands.com…
#274: Tear of Thought by The Screaming Jets
Apr 12, 2016 • 35 min
Our latest requested review takes us back to Australia, this time checking out the 1992 sophomore album Tear of Thought by The Screaming Jets. On first listen, you might pigeonhole the band as nothing more than AC/DC influenced pub rock, but further…
#273: Mötley Crüe by Mötley Crüe
Apr 5, 2016 • 49 min
For this week’s requested review we’re taking a ride on the wild side, revisiting Mötley Crüe’s self-titled 1994 album, the only one featuring John Corabi on lead vocals. Mega producer Bob Rock returned after helming the successful Dr. Feelgood album, but…
#272: Human Cannonball by School of Fish
Mar 29, 2016 • 37 min
We’re back with our latest requested review, this week we’re checking out the second and final album by School of Fish, 1993′s Human Cannonball. The band scored a minor hit on their first album, but none of the singles reached the same level of success…
#271: Digging Your Scene - Roundtable Discussion on Chicago in the 90s
Mar 22, 2016 • 66 min
Last year we had a lot of fun (and learned a lot) during our Australian music of the 90s episode. In fact, we had so much fun, we decided to turn it into new series we’re calling “Digging Your Scene,” where we explore a city or region that made an impact…
#270: Icky Mettle by Archers of Loaf
Mar 15, 2016 • 43 min
Another week, another requested review! This week we’re checking out the 1993 debut album Icky Mettle by Archers of Loaf. Check out any music website, blog or magazine, and when the best alternative albums of the 90s are ranked, you’ll usually find this…
#269: Gram by The Welcome Mat
Mar 8, 2016 • 31 min
Our latest requested review brings us The Welcome Mat’s debut release Gram from 1993. This four-piece from Sydney, Australia packs some power-pop worthy hooks thanks to crisp vocal harmonies, well-crafted tunes and expert guitar riffage. It’s only when…
#268: Interview with Jamie Hutchings of Bluebottle Kiss
Mar 1, 2016 • 50 min
Thanks to a requested review, we’re joined by Bluebottle Kiss lead singer/guitarist Jamie Hutchings to revisit the 1996 album Fear of Girls. We chat about his earlier years playing drums and how that influenced his guitar playing and singing. We discuss…
#267: Pure Juice by Summercamp
Feb 22, 2016 • 66 min
We’ve got a requested review this week, and to help us revisit his request, we invited Brandon Trammell, guitarist for Braidedveins and Kid Brother Collective on to talk about his pick - 1997′s Pure Juice by Summercamp. After an independent release under…
#266: Interview with Kevin Martin of Candlebox
Feb 16, 2016 • 126 min
Joining us this week is Kevin Martin to walk us through the past, present and future of Candlebox and his career in music. Kevin fills us in on his earliest musical influences - his Mom and Dad, the Texas punks, and the mid/late 80s Seattle scene. From…
#265: Emo Roundtable Discussion
Feb 9, 2016 • 74 min
What exactly is emo? To help us, and several listeners who have asked this same question, we’ve assembled an emo all-star team to figure it out. Joining us is Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo podcast, Is This Band Emo?) Eric Grubbs (Do You Know Who You Are?…
#264: Dog Man Star by (The London) Suede
Feb 2, 2016 • 38 min
With an well-received new album just released, it’s the perfect time to check out an album by Britpop pioneers Suede (or, The London Suede here in the states). We put it up for a vote on our Patreon page, and after a tie-breaking coin flip, we’re checking…
#263: Interview with Andy Hindman, Goo Goo Dolls roadie
Jan 26, 2016 • 106 min
For our first interview of 2016, we’re chatting with Andy Hindman, current bass technician (aka, roadie) for the Goo Goo Dolls. Andy started out in Columbus, Ohio playing in bands and going out on the road as a driver/roadie first for Watershed, then…
#262: Roundtable Discussion on the albums of 1996
Jan 19, 2016 • 77 min
It’s our first roundtable discussion of 2016, and we’re tackling the albums from 20-years prior, with special guests Matt Wardlaw (Ultimate Classic Rock, Lost Together podcast), Chip Midnight (KidsInterviewBands.com) and Jeff Takacs (Rocketfuel podcast,…
#261: Black Tie White Noise by David Bowie
Jan 12, 2016 • 26 min
It’s with heavy hearts we share with your are latest episode, recorded four days prior to the passing of David Bowie.With Black Star, his 26th album just released, we decided to revisit his 1993 album Black Tie White Noise, co-produced with Nile Rodgers,…
#260: Thrumdrone by Carnival Art
Jan 5, 2016 • 32 min
We start our first show of the 2016 season addressing the passing of Scott Weiland before tackling our first requested review of the year, the 1991 album Thrumdone by Carnival Art. Band member connections to Weezer and Jane’s Addiction make this an…
#259: Review of Season Five
Dec 29, 2015 • 40 min
It’s the final episode of 2015, and what a year it was! We recently kicked off our Patreon campaign, and on this episode dig a little deeper into what that means for the future of the show. We talk about our favorite interviews, roundtable discussions and…
#258: Aluminum by Gods Child
Dec 22, 2015 • 36 min
For our final review of 2015, we’re checking out the sophomore album Aluminum from Gods Child. This New York City band has an interesting and at times odd combination of influences and sounds, jumping from jazz verses to soaring Bon Jovi choruses…
#257: Hello by Poe
Dec 15, 2015 • 30 min
As we discussed in our October roundtable episode on female artists of the 90s, 1995 was a historic year thanks to Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette. But Alanis wasn’t the only artist to make an impact. The New York Times noted in early 1996 about…
#256: Movie Soundtrack of the 90s Roundtable
Dec 8, 2015 • 69 min
For our final roundtable of 2015, we’re joined by Matt Wardlaw and Eric Peterson to discuss movie soundtracks of the 1990s. Where the 90s the ultimate decade for movie soundtracks? Can a great soundtrack redeem a mediocre movie? What were the best songs…
#255: Interview with Scott Lucas of Local H
Dec 1, 2015 • 58 min
This week Scott Lucas of Local H joins us to talk about their latest album Hey, Killer and their recent tour with Failure. We dig into Scott’s early years in Zion, IL, getting his first Harmony guitar and playing basement and garage shows in the dry town.…
#254: Delete Yourself! by Atari Teenage Riot
Nov 24, 2015 • 37 min
Atari Teenage Riot’s 1995 album Delete Yourself! was supposed to be at the start of the wave that would usher the end of guitar music and a takeover by synths, samples and drum machines. That didn’t exactly happen, however plenty of interesting albums…
#253: Trace by Son Volt
Nov 17, 2015 • 44 min
It’s been twenty years since Son Volt released their debut album Trace, which means it is up for repackaged remastered re-release and reappraisal. Always compared to Wilco thanks to their time together in alt.country pioneering band Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt…
#252: Van Halen in the 90s Round Table
Nov 10, 2015 • 123 min
This week we’re kicking off the first of a series in which we revisit the 90s output of a band from the 1980s that was massive popular. For the first “in the 90s” round table, we’re tackling Van Halen, who sold a combined 47 million albums from 1980 to…
#251: Earth vs the Wildhearts by The Wildhearts
Nov 3, 2015 • 36 min
This week we’re checking out the 1993 album Earth vs the Wildhearts by The Wildhearts, which came up in the comments for our recent review of The Almighty. While they share some similarity in the big riffing department, The Wildhearts take a decidedly…
#250: Frame and Canvas by Braid
Oct 27, 2015 • 32 min
A few weeks back we with spoke with musician/producer J. Robbins and touched upon his production work with Braid. This week we decided to revisit their 1998 album Frame and Canvas, which has made it onto top whatever lists for emo from NME, LA Weekly and…
#249: Interview with Morgan Taylor of Mink
Oct 20, 2015 • 140 min
This week we’re joined by Morgan Taylor, formerly of the band Mink, to help us revisit our review of their album Get In Get Out from season one. We didn’t know much about the band and their history, or of the Dayton, Ohio scene in the ‘80s or ‘90s, so…
#248: Female Artists of the 90s
Oct 13, 2015 • 72 min
This week were discussing the influences on, the influence of and the variety of female artists who made an impact on alternative and indie rock in the 1990s. To help us scratch the surface of this very big topic, we’re joined by Annie Zaleski of the AV…
#247: Interview with J. Robbins of Jawbox and Burning Airlines
Oct 6, 2015 • 159 min
This week, we’re joined by producer and musician J. Robbins, of such bands as Government Issue, Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels and Office of Future Plans. What do we cover in our two and half hours? Marriage and kids, and how they change a musicians…
#246: Interview with author/musician Jon Fine
Sep 29, 2015 • 94 min
Jon Fine, author of Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear), and guitarist of Bitch Magnet, joins us to discuss his newly released book. We talk the genesis of the book and what makes a good rock memoir, try…
#245: Dyslexicon by Dandelion
Sep 22, 2015 • 34 min
After Jason’s pick last week, Tim takes a shot and brings Dandelion’s 1995 sophomore (and final) album Dyslexicon to the table on the strength of the single “Weird-Out.” The album owes a heavy debt to Nirvana, from the familiar vocal style to big drums…
#244: Powertrippin’ by The Almighty
Sep 15, 2015 • 40 min
This week we’re getting to one of our own picks, and Jason has brought us some prime debate material - 1993′s Powertrippin’ by The Almighty. Down-tuned guitars, double bass drum pedals and Motorhead meets Alice In Chains riffage, this band made zero…
#243: Shoegaze Round Table Discussion
Sep 8, 2015 • 68 min
The description “shoegaze” has been applied to My Bloody Valentine to Ride to Slowdive to Swervedriver to Lush. But what exactly is shoegaze, what links these bands and others to this late 80s/early 90s movement? To help us break it down we’re joined by…
#242: Tatoonie by Blind Mr. Jones
Sep 1, 2015 • 36 min
Next week will be hosting our round table discussion on shoegaze, so to get in the mood, this week we’re tackling one of the lesser known entries in the genre - the 1994 album Tatoonie by Blind Mr. Jones. Many of the things you come to expect from a…
#241: Interview with Dale Crover of the Melvins
Aug 25, 2015 • 145 min
For our latest episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dale Cover, drummer and occasional guitar/bass player for the Melvins, Altamont, Fantomas, Nirvana and Broken Bat. To say this was a “wide-ranging” interview would be an under statement, as the…
#240: Round Table Discussion on Punk in the 90s
Aug 18, 2015 • 69 min
For our latest round table discussion, we’re revisiting punk rock of the 1990s with a pair of special guests: author and podcaster Eric Grubbs, and music writer Scott Colvin. We trace how the 80s punk underground paved the way for the 90s mainstream…
#239: The Heart Is A Monster by Failure with Kellii Scott
Aug 11, 2015 • 143 min
Back in January, Kellii Scott of Failure joined us to discuss the reunion of his band, his career in music, and their in-progress recordings. Eight months later, the album has been released, so it’s the perfect time to have Kellii back on to talk about…
#238: Apple by Mother Love Bone
Aug 4, 2015 • 88 min
It’s been twenty-five years since Mother Love Bone released their one and only album, Apple. Neither hair metal nor grunge, the band bridged an interesting time between the 80s and 90s. To help us revisit, we’re joined by Eric Peterson of the Love That…
#237: The Real Ramona by Throwing Muses
Jul 28, 2015 • 34 min
We’re checking out Throwing Muses 1991 album The Real Ramona, that last to feature Tanya Donelly as a full time member alongside Kristin Hersh. There is plenty to like about the twin-guitar attack and layered vocals of Donelly and Hersh, but a few we had…
#236: Round Table Discussion - Most Influential 90s Bands & Artists
Jul 21, 2015 • 67 min
We’re back with another round table discussion, this month we’re discussing the influential bands of the 90s. Which bands from the 90s are we shocked became influential? Which bands from the 90s should have been more influential, but aren’t? Too help us…
#235: Interview with Chris Wyse of Owl, Ace Frehley and More
Jul 14, 2015 • 64 min
Joining us this week is Chris Wyse, whose rock ‘n roll resume includes past stints with Ozzy Osbourne and The Cult, and who now holds down the low end for Ace Frehley when not fronting his own band Owl. While he spent the better part of the late 80s and…
#234: 001 by Dovetail Joint
Jul 7, 2015 • 45 min
This week we’re revisiting the 1999 album 001 by Dovetail Joint. With radio-friendly singles and sharp songwriting, Dovetail Joint were a Chicago band that could have had Smashing Pumpkins or Veruca Salt level success a few years earlier in the decade,…
#233: Acetone by Acetone
Jun 30, 2015 • 30 min
Our requested review this week is the third album by Acetone, 1997′s self-titled release. Like one-time label mates Low, Acetone delivers a slow and deliberate performance with sparse arrangements and mostly hushed vocals. Rarely do Tim and Jason find…
#232: Deserter’s Songs by Mercury Rev
Jun 23, 2015 • 37 min
Thanks to a recent request, this week we are checking out the 1998 album Deserter’s Songs by Mercury Rev. Hailed at the time by critics in the US and UK, the orchestral arrangements combined with Flaming Lips style psychedelia helped make Deserter’s Songs…
#231: Death to Traitors by Paw with Mark Hennessy
Jun 16, 2015 • 74 min
This week is a first - we’re revisiting an album by a band we’re already checked out. Back in season one, episode three, we reviewed the debut album by Paw. Over five years later, we’re checking out their sophomore album, Death to Traitors. To help us do…
#230: Round Table Discussion on Concerts of the 90s
Jun 9, 2015 • 87 min
This week we’re talking about concerts of the 1990s for our June round table discussion. We’re joined by frequent suggester/commenter David “Dirty Gert” Gorgos, Rocketfuel Podcast host and Punktastic writer Jeff Takacs, and the voice of Dig Me Out, Katie…
#229: Interview with Naoko Yamano of Shonen Knife
Jun 2, 2015 • 34 min
This week Naoko Yamano of the legendary Japanese punk rock band Shonen Knife joins us. Naoko talks about her thirty-plus years fronting Shonen Knife. We talk about how the band started in Osaka in 1981 and discuss the music scene of Osaka vs. Toyko. We…
#228: Interview with Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Mutoid Man
May 26, 2015 • 81 min
Joining us this week is singer, guitarist and songwriter Stephen Brodsky of Cave In, Mutoid Man and many other projects. Stephen takes us back to the beginning: bootlegging Metallica onto cassettes to practice guitar licks, early grade school jams and…
#227: Trysome Eatone by Love Spit Love
May 19, 2015 • 33 min
This week’s Requested Review features Richard Butler’s post-Psychedelic Furs project Love Spit Love. We’re checking out the second (and final) album from the band, 1997′s Trysome Eatone. Butler is able to inject his unique melodic and vocal style with…
#226: One-Hit Wonders of the 90s Discussion
May 12, 2015 • 64 min
This week we’re chatting about one-hit wonders of the 90s. Joining us is returning champ Andy Derer and newbie Joy Royland. We try to figure out what exactly is a one-hit wonder. We talk about our favorite and least favorite one-hit wonders from the 90s.…
#225: Sing to God by Cardiacs
May 5, 2015 • 40 min
Our latest requested review might be our most challenging listen ever, 1995′s Sing to God by Cardiacs - our first double album (no, Use Your Illusion doesn’t count). With almost two decades under their belts, Cardiacs unleashed this behemoth not just in…
#224: Interview with Matthew Sweet
Apr 28, 2015 • 119 min
Joining us this week is Matthew Sweet for a lengthy and wide-ranging discussion. Matthew shares his insights on his latest album project, and what the fulfillment aspect of crowd-funded albums is really like. We talk about his earliest influences, from…
#224: Interview with Matthew Sweet
Apr 28, 2015 • 119 min
Joining us this week is Matthew Sweet for a lengthy and wide-ranging discussion. Matthew shares his insights on his latest album project, and what the fulfillment aspect of crowd-funded albums is really like. We talk about his earliest influences, from…
#223: Kim Salmon & the Surrealists by Kim Salmon & the Surrealists
Apr 21, 2015 • 29 min
Our second requested review of Australia month is the self-titled 1995 album by Kim Salmon & The Surrealists. By ‘95, Kim Salmon was already a legend in Australia, having fronted the influential 70s & 80s punk band The Scientists, then The Beasts of…
#222: Discussion on Australian Bands of the 1990s
Apr 14, 2015 • 56 min
Before this month, we had reviewed thirteen albums from Australian bands in the 90s in the first four years of the podcast, but we still did’t have a good understanding of the overall history Australian music during that time. What were their influences?…
#221: Together Alone by Crowded House
Apr 7, 2015 • 39 min
To kick of our month-long visit to Australia, our first requested review for April is the 1993 album Together Alone by Crowded House. You probably know the band from their two big singles - Don’t Dream It’s Over and Something So Strong. But the band, and…
#220: Dig Me Out Goes to College - Capital University Music Tech Workshop
Mar 31, 2015 • 36 min
With March providing a bonus fifth Tuesday, we decided to take advantage and post a bonus episode. We were invited to speak at Capital University for the Music Tech Workshop this past weekend, and are sharing the presentation. Ever wanted to know about…
#219: Excerpts from a Love Circus by Lisa Germano
Mar 24, 2015 • 33 min
This week by request we’re checking out the 1996 album Excerpts from a Love Circus by Lisa Germano. Working in a space filled with stark and occasionally dissonant sounds, the relaxed vocals combine darkness and humor in a way that caught us both off…
#218: Absolute Zero by Null
Mar 17, 2015 • 39 min
Our requested review this week is unique - an album released exclusively with a comic book - we check out Absolute Zero by Null, packaged in December 1994 with the comic book Blank: The Encephalon Void #1. Since there is a good chance you haven’t heard…
#217: Bands Reuniting Round Table Discussion
Mar 10, 2015 • 62 min
For our March Round Table Discussion, we’re joined by Chip Midnight of Kids Interview Bands, Tom Mullen of the Washed Up Emo, and Louise Post of Veruca Salt to talk about bands reuniting. Louis fills us on how how the band got back together, how the new…
#216: Release by Cop Shoot Cop
Mar 3, 2015 • 28 min
This week’s Requested Review is the fourth and final album by Cop Shoot Cop, 1994’s Release. Neither of us knew what to expect, and our preconceived notions based on the album cover were quickly dashed as this hard-to-categorize two-bass, drum, minimalist…
#215: Interview with John Davis of Superdrag and The Lees of Memory
Feb 24, 2015 • 116 min
Joining us this week is John Davis of Superdrag and The Lees of Memory. We discuss how The Lees of Memory formed, writing and recording the debut Sisyphus Says released last year, and plans for touring and the second album due out later in 2015. John…
#214: Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun
Feb 17, 2015 • 37 min
Thanks to a Requested Review, we’re able to continue our Britpop month with Mansun and their debut released from 1997, Attack of the Grey Lantern. We (re)discover the perils of trying to review a record released with different versions for the US and UK…
#213: Discussion on Britpop
Feb 10, 2015 • 63 min
For our Britpop round table, we’re joined by returning guests Neal Schmitt and Andy Derer, as well as newbie Jim Kopeny. We talk about how we discovered Britpop and our favorite bands and albums of the era, discuss the effect of “Noelrock” and Wonderwall…
#212: Your Arsenal by Morrissey
Feb 3, 2015 • 48 min
This week’s Requested Review kicks off our Britpop month with one of the Godfather’s of the sound, Morrissey, and his 1992 album Your Arsenal. While Morrissey’s partnership with Johnny Marr in The Smiths produced legendary results, his output as a solo…
#211: Interview with Kellii Scott of Failure
Jan 27, 2015 • 102 min
Joining us this week is Kellii Scott of the recently reunited Failure, who will release their first new (and fourth overall) album this Spring (most likely May). Kellii takes us through his drumming history, starting out listening to AC/DC and Rush…
#210: Blues for the Red Sun by Kyuss
Jan 20, 2015 • 45 min
Our Requested Review for this week is Blues for the Red Sun by Kyuss from 1992. Desert rock, stoner rock, metal - whatever you call it, it’s heavy, and their sound has influenced bands like Mastodon, Baroness and many more for over twenty years.Songs in…
#209: Discussion on Favorite and Forgotten Albums of 1995
Jan 13, 2015 • 61 min
This week, we tread new water with our first round table discussion. Joining us are Aaron Perrino of The Sheila Divine and Chip Midnight of Kids Interview Bands to revisit the albums of 1995. First we dive into our favorites from 1995 that still stand the…
#208: Hi-Fi Sci-Fi by Dramarama
Jan 6, 2015 • 40 min
Our first review of 2015 is a request to check out the 1993 album Hi-Fi Sci-Fi by Dramarama. Best known for their mid-eighties single “Anything, Anything,” Hi-Fi Sci-Fi was the last recording from the band for over a decade. The sound is more refined from…
#207: Season Four in Review
Dec 30, 2014 • 39 min
This week, we wrap up 2014 and our fourth season of Dig Me Out out with a list of our five favorite new tunes we discovered, as well as our favorite album of the year.We’ve got big news about our bigger and better 2015 season, and at the end, we give away…
#206: The Sun Is Often Out by Longpigs
Dec 23, 2014 • 42 min
We wrap up our reviews for 2014 with a Requested Review of the Longpigs, and their 1996 debut album The Sun Is Often Out. Smack dab in the middle of Britpop hysteria, Longpigs deliver an album that finds itself somewhere between the very British Suede and…
#205: Gone by Beasts of Bourbon
Dec 16, 2014 • 34 min
We’re back with another Requested Review, and this week we’re checking out the 1997 album Gone by Sydney, Australia’s Beasts of Bourbon. With a career spanning over thirty years, BOB’s output has been relatively small at only six full-length albums, but…
#204: Scared Straight by New Bomb Turks
Dec 9, 2014 • 41 min
This week we take on Columbus, Ohio punk rock legends the New Bomb Turks. While Green Day, The Offspring and Rancid were tacking punk rock to the mainstream, bands like the Turks forged a louder, more aggressive path along side Rock From The Crypt,…
#203: The Lizard by Saigon Kick
Dec 2, 2014 • 36 min
This week we revisit the 1992 sophomore album The Lizard by Saigon Kick. With sounds the recall a diverse group of bands such as Alice in Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, King’s X and even the Beatles, The Lizard is a confusing journey the produces some very high…
#202: Interview of Clay Tarver of Chavez
Nov 25, 2014 • 101 min
Joining us this week is Clay Tarver, guitarist of Chavez, to talk about the history of the band and their two releases for Matador Records, 1995’s Gone Glimmering and 1996’s Ride The Fader. We go deep into the past, present and future of the band, dig…
#201: Interview with Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom
Nov 18, 2014 • 99 min
This week Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom joins us for an in-depth discuss about their 1993 album Big Red Letter Day. We cover a wide range of topics that include: writing, recording and touring the album, what happens when special visitors like Gene Simmons…
#200: Use Your Illusion I & 2 by Guns n’ Roses
Nov 11, 2014 • 77 min
Big numbers call for big celebrations, and with Dig Me Out hitting episode #200, we thought it was time to tackle a big record. Nevermind? Ten? Badmotorfinger? Siamese Dream? To predicable! Like Guns n’ Roses, we decided to go the biggest of the big and…
#199: American Grafishy by Flipper
Nov 4, 2014 • 33 min
#199: American Grafishy by FlipperThis week we take on the only 90s release by the legendary band Flipper, their 1993 album American Grafishy. The anti-punk punk band, who traded high speed riffing for Sabbath-induced sludge, show why they encountered as…
#198: Short Forth Self Living by Medicine
Oct 28, 2014 • 34 min
This week we revisit the 1992 debut album Shot Forth Self Living by Medicine. Combining waves of distortion and breathy vocals, Medicine has been called the American My Bloody Valentine. Are they worthy of comparison to such a legendary band? Tune in to…
#197: Psychic Hearts by Thurston Moore
Oct 21, 2014 • 50 min
This week we’re revisiting the 1995 debut solo release Psychic Hearts by former Sonic Youth frontman/guitarist Thurston Moore. With a new solo album just released, it’s the perfect time to check out Moore’s first solo outing, with the inevitable…
#196: Stoner Witch by The Melvins
Oct 14, 2014 • 41 min
The Melvins have a new album out, so it’s the perfect time to revisit their 1994 release Stoner Witch. With their combination of metal, psyche and punk, Melvins have carved out a loyal fan base of their brand of “sludge metal.” Stoner Witch is the second…
#195: Twisted Tenderness by Electronic
Oct 7, 2014 • 45 min
With a new solo album released by Johnny Marr, we decided to check out his post-Smiths band Electronic along with Bernard Sumner of New Order and their third album from 1999, Twisted Tenderness. Steeped in the dance electronic music of the 1990s, Sumner…
#194: Hymns by Corey Glover
Sep 30, 2014 • 44 min
With a new Living Colour on the horizon, you figure now would be a good time to revisit a 90s Living Colour release. But we take a detour, and dig deep for the debut solo release by Living Colour frontman Corey Glover, and his 1998 album Hymns. Steeped in…
#193: At Action Park by Shellac
Sep 23, 2014 • 48 min
Shellac have a new record out, so we’re revisiting their debut release from 1994, At Action Park. Abrasive and metallic, Shellac are the post-punk grinding underbelly of the 90s alternative explosion thanks to producer/guitarist/singer Steve Albini. We…
#192: Ruby Vroom by Soul Coughing
Sep 16, 2014 • 46 min
Ex-Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty has a new solo record out, so we decided to revisit his former band’s first release, 1994’s Ruby Vroom. One of us rated this a worthy album, and one of gave it a decent single, so it’s fair to say we don’t see eye to…
#191: Faithless Street by Whiskeytown
Sep 9, 2014 • 44 min
With a new solo album about to be released, we decided to revisit where it all started for Ryan Adams with the 1995 debut release Faithless Street from his band Whiskeytown. Steeped in the alternative country that rose to prominence thanks to bands like…
#190: Subliminal Plastic Motives by Self
Sep 2, 2014 • 38 min
We travel back to 1995 to revisit the debut album Subliminal Plastic Motives by Self. Chock full of production goodness, S.P.M. is a dense, inventive record with a power pop heart, which is both a plus and minus. Self aren’t afraid to mix-up genres,…
#189: Return of The Rentals by The Rentals
Aug 26, 2014 • 38 min
The Rentals have a new album out, so it’s the perfect time to revisit their debut album from 1995, Return of The Rentals. The band scored a minor hit with Friend of P, and this debut is full of even more radio-friendly singles, but can the keep the vocal…
#188: Twice Removed by Sloan
Aug 19, 2014 • 47 min
With a new album out soon and twenty years since their sophomore release Twice Removed, we thought now was a good time to head north of the border and investigate Sloan. We dive into the four-singer/songwriter band, try to figure out if this is the best…
#187: Bakesale by Sebadoh
Aug 12, 2014 • 56 min
Along with Guided By Voices, Sebadoh flew the lo-fi flag in the 90s with a similar gift for short, punchy rock songs. We revisit their 1994 release Bakesale, and dive into a discussion on the two-singer/songwriter band set-up.Songs in this Episode:Intro -…
#186: Second Coming by The Stone Roses
Aug 5, 2014 • 63 min
This week we revisit the 1994 release Second Coming by The Stone Roses. Joining us to dissect this divisive sophomore release is old friend and music professor Neal Schmitt, who provides a deep knowledge of band and provides insight into the recording…
#185: Patient by Bluebottle Kiss
Jul 29, 2014 • 33 min
Thanks to another Requested Review, for the second time in as many weeks, we’re tackling another overlooked gem from an Australia This week, it’s Bluebottle Kiss, and their 1999 album Patient. Combining a variety of tasty guitar tones, a tight and…
#184: The Plastic Hassle by Ripe
Jul 22, 2014 • 39 min
We’re heading back to Australia for this week’s Requested Review and checking out the 1994 album The Plastic Hassle by Ripe. Lots of shoegaze influenced bands spent less time on vocals and melody than dialing in the perfect tremolo and delay settings on…
#183: Dig by I Mother Earth
Jul 15, 2014 • 51 min
This week Jason dug through his cd stacks picked an album having no recollection what it sounded like - I Mother Earth’s 1993 debut release Dig. Sometime that leads to a welcome surprise, and other times reminds you why you stopped listening. I Mother…
#182: The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers
Jul 8, 2014 • 82 min
To celebrate the release of a new album by one of our favorite bands, we decided to travel back twenty years in their catalog and tackle the most challenging album of their career - 1994’s The Holy Bible by the Manic Street Preachers. To help us dissect…
#181: Interview with Steve Fisk
Jul 1, 2014 • 50 min
This week we’re joined by producer/musician Steve Fisk, best known as one-half of the duo known as Pigeonhed, but also behind the board for such bands as Unwound, the Screaming Trees, Soul Coughing, Soundgarden, the Geraldine Fibbers and Nirvana. Steve…
#180: Prize by Wanderlust
Jun 24, 2014 • 45 min
This week’s album, the 1995 debut Prize by Wanderlust, begs a lot of questions? Can the youth appreciate power pop? Can music be too good for radio? And how did Collective Soul manage to pump out six singles from their second album? We dig deep through…
#179: Silver Sun by Silver Sun
Jun 17, 2014 • 38 min
Our requested review for this week takes us back to the UK to check out the 1997 self-titled debut album from Silver Sun. Hooks, harmonies and loud guitars sum up Silver Sun’s freshman release, and it’s chock full of them. Song after song is a sugar sweet…
#178: The Din Pedals by The Din Pedals
Jun 10, 2014 • 33 min
Our latest requested review requires us to ask a question - when is it showing your influences, and when is it ripping them off entirely? On their one and only release, the 1998 self-titled album by The Din Pedals walk the precarious line between the two,…
#177: Kiss My Ass - Classic Kiss Regrooved
Jun 3, 2014 • 72 min
What’s a good way for an otherwise musically incompatible band to find an audience in the 1990s? Enlist the most popular country artist, several popular alternative bands, a few respected metal bands, and for the hell of it, and Japanese artist, to cover…
#176: Now I’m a Cowboy by The Auteurs
May 27, 2014 • 46 min
This week we tackle one of those on the edge of Britpop bands we always kinda, sorta heard about and kinda, sorta remember, The Auteurs, and their 1994 sophomore album Now, I’m a Cowboy. The lead track and single, Lenny Valentino, gets rave reviews from…
#175: Front End Loader by Front End Loader
May 20, 2014 • 37 min
Friend of the show Gavin provides another requested review from down under, this time it’s the 1993 self-titled debut album by Front End Loader, who describe themselves as Australia’s “least popular, relatively well-known band.” FEL perfectly encapsulate…
#174: The 12 Point Master Plan by Bobgoblin
May 13, 2014 • 33 min
Thanks to our most recent Requested Review, we’re tackling the sophomore release by Dallas, Texas power-pop quartet Bobgoblin, 1997’s The 12 Point Master Plan. Big guitars and big hooks make the Bobgoblin sound, but they’ve got to some hidden tricks up…
#173: Three Hundred by The Stereo
May 6, 2014 • 44 min
Dig Me Out is a weekly podcast dedicated to making time to dig up your favorite 90s rock. We reveal the unique story of the most controversial decade in rock music history with in-depth album reviews, roundtable discussions and artist interviews.
#172: Frankfurt: Telephonics by Mars Accelerator
Apr 29, 2014 • 37 min
This week’s request review takes us to the unexplored world of Mars Accelerator, and their sophomore release from 1998, Frankfurt: Telephonics. Exploring the mathematical side of indie rock, Mars Accelerator aren’t afraid to incorporate long sections of…
#171: Bang, the Earth is Round by The Sugarplastic
Apr 22, 2014 • 29 min
We’re back with another listener review, this week week exploring the quirky power-pop of The Sugarplastic on their sophomore 1996 release, Band The Earth Is Round. The Sugarplastic combine the twisted pop of XTC and the Pixies with clear Beatles…
#170: A Very Special Afghan Whigs Episode
Apr 15, 2014 • 131 min
Grab a beverage, find a comfortable seat, or hop in the car for a road trip, because this is a long one. We take in an in-depth look at the history of one our favorite bands, The Afghan Whigs, with special guest Lee Heidel, proprietor of SummerKiss.com,…
#169: Play With Love by Crow
Apr 8, 2014 • 34 min
We’re back again to Australian for this week’s requested review - the 1998 album Play With Love by Crow. Dark and ominous, with comparison to Girls Against Boys and Nick Cave, Crow shift gears throughout the album, from an industrial grind one track to a…
#168: Elsewhere for 8 Minutes by Something for Kate
Apr 1, 2014 • 38 min
Our run of Requested Reviews continues with the 1997 debut album Elsewhere for 8 Minutes by Australia’s Something for Kate. On the surface this band sounds like a slightly edgier Bush, but dig deeper (as we always do) and a more complex and interesting…
#167: Self Titled LP by Karp
Mar 25, 2014 • 39 min
This week’s Requested Review provides us with one of heaviest and loudest bands we’ve ever covered, Karp, and their third and final album, Self Titled LP. At only eight songs and barely thirty minutes, Self Titled LP is still a challenging album to get…
#166: Beat by Bowery Electric
Mar 18, 2014 • 39 min
A listener suggestion takes us into previously unexplored territory - namely the ambient trip-hop of Bowery Electric, and their 1996 album Beat. Simple is an understatement, as Bowery Electric takes minimalism to near Brian Eno levels, experimenting with…
#165: 10 Minute Warning by 10 Minute Warning
Mar 11, 2014 • 40 min
This week we’re tackling the one and only release by Seattle punk band 10 Minute Warning, their 1998 self-titled album. The story of 10MW is long and troubled, taking over 20 years to release their only album, but what really matters is the music. This…
#164: Ear Candy by King’s X
Mar 4, 2014 • 39 min
A listener suggestion brings us the sixth studio album by King’s X, their 1996 release Ear Candy. Respected and admired by musicians and a legion of dedicated fans, King’s X may be the quintessential overlooked and under-appreciated Dig Me Out band.…
#163: Psalm 69 by Ministry
Feb 25, 2014 • 64 min
Thanks to a listener suggestion, we’re finally getting a chance to revisit Ministry, and their 1992 release Psalm 69. Much like the band, we cover a lot of ground with a lengthy discussion on this important and influential album, with special guest (and…
#162: 30 Something by Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
Feb 18, 2014 • 35 min
#162: 30 Something by Carter the Unstoppable Sex MachineOur first Requested Review of the year gives us a chance to check out Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, and their 1991 sophomore album 30 Something. Carter USM run the proverbial gamut of music…
#161: Stereo Type A by Cibo Matto
Feb 11, 2014 • 52 min
With a new Cibo Matto album out this week, it’s a perfect time to revisit the oddball band from the 90s and their sophomore album Stereo Type A from 1999. Expanding their band and sound allows the band to bring in a variety of elements and genres not…
#160: Nu-Clear Sounds by Ash
Feb 4, 2014 • 40 min
Although 90s Britpop is best known for Oasis and Blur, plenty of bands skirted the edges of stardom, among those are Ash. This week we revisit their 1998 sophomore album Nu-Clear Sounds. Dabbling equally in Britpop and American alternative, Nu-Clear…
#159: Grande Rock by The Hellacopters
Jan 28, 2014 • 48 min
It’s time to bring the rock, Grand Rock that is, in the form of Sweden’s The Hellacopters, and their 1999 album. Borrowing equally from the Motown garage rock of the MCS, Stooges and Sonic Rendezvous Band, as well as stadium rockers like KISS and The Who,…
#158: Happy Days by Catherine Wheel
Jan 21, 2014 • 59 min
We’ve talked about Catherine Wheel many times throughout the years, finally we’re getting around to reviewing an album - their 1995 release Happy Days. Although their sophomore album Chrome hinted at a heavier sound from the band, their earlier shoegaze…
#157: Regretfully Yours by Superdrag
Jan 14, 2014 • 38 min
Our second review of 2014 takes us to Knoxville, Tennessee to revisit the major label debut album Regretfully Yours by Superdrag. Released in 1996, the same year Alanis Morissette topped the charts while bands like The Verve Pipe, Dave Matthews and Rage…
#156: Villa Elaine by Remy Zero
Jan 7, 2014 • 41 min
For our first review of Season 4, we’re revisiting the 1998 sophomore album Villa Elaine by Remy Zero. Comparisons at the time to Radiohead were common, but time reveals other influences creeping in from track to track, making what some would call a…
#155: Season Three Review
Dec 31, 2013 • 46 min
Our third season is a wrap, so it’s time to recap. We’ve found our favorite tunes of the past season, and picked our album discovery of the year. Surprises? Maybe. Disagreement? Possible. Tune in to find out, to hear who received our Request a Review…
#154: Superfriends by Sweet Water
Dec 24, 2013 • 32 min
Our final review of the year brings us the 1995 album Superfriends by Sweet Water. Although released right smack in the middle of the 90s, this album feels out of place thanks to big guitar riffs more reminiscent of the 1980s and a lack of anything…
#153: Squinting Before The Dazzle by Throneberry
Dec 17, 2013 • 36 min
We haven’t visited our home state of Ohio in awhile, so this week we’re making a trip to Cincinnati to check out Throneberry, and their 1998 album Squinting Before the Dazzle. In the 90s they drew comparisons to fellow ‘nati residents The Afghan Whigs,…
#152: Inhaler by Tad
Dec 10, 2013 • 34 min
Jason wanted to bring the heavy back, so he made this week’s pick, the 1993 album Inhaler by Tad. One of the bands often mentioned along with Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam as early members of the Seattle grunge movement, but never achieving…
#151: Sweet Relief - A Benefit for Victoria Williams
Dec 3, 2013 • 37 min
Thanks to a recent Facebook poll, this week we’re tackling a 1990s benefit album, specifically the 1993 compilation Sweet Relief - A Benefit for Victoria Williams. As with any tribute record, some artists will stay true to the original version, while…
#150: Magazine by Jump, Little Children
Nov 26, 2013 • 32 min
This week’s Requested Review comes from a group that started as a busking Irish folk band. But Jump, Little Children, and their 1998 album Magazine, are far from their origins, combining high-energy pop rock with more introspective mid and slower tempo…
#149: Grand Slam by Spiderbait
Nov 19, 2013 • 35 min
Our latest listener request takes us back down under to revisit the 1999 album Grand Slam by Spiderbait, an odd mix of power pop, metal, trip-hop, brit pop and just about every other genre from the 90s. In fact, Grand Slam feels like a 90s mix that tries…
#148: Neverland by Neverland
Nov 12, 2013 • 37 min
Having just explored the lone album from the Holy Barbarians, we decided to investigate further the guitar/drum combo of Patrick Sugg and Scott Garrett on their 1991 self-titled album by Neverland. On the edge of 80s glam metal and 90s alternative,…
#147: Bandwagonesque by Teenage Fanclub
Nov 5, 2013 • 44 min
Almost 12 years to the day, Teenage Fanclub released their third, and some would say best, album Bandwagonesque. To help us dissect the album Spin choose as Album of the Year in 1991 (over titles like Nevermind, Badmotorfinger and Ten) is Andy Derer of…
#146: Do You Know Who You Are? by Texas Is The Reason
Oct 29, 2013 • 52 min
To help us discuss the one and only (and legendary) album Do You Know Who You Are? by Texas Is The Reason, we’re joined by Eric Grubbs, fan of the show and author of Post: A Look at the Influence of Post-Hardcore 1985-2007. We dive into the unique story…
#145: Cream by Holy Barbarians
Oct 22, 2013 • 34 min
Jason has a pick for our latest episode, and it’s an oddball among oddballs. Ian Astbury and The Cult towed the line between goth, hard rock and alternative, and after their break-up, he continued down the road less taken and formed Holy Barbarians. Their…
#144: Emergency & I by Dismemberment Plan
Oct 15, 2013 • 39 min
To wrap up our Fall of New Releases by 90s Bands schedule, we revisit the 1999 album Emergency & I by Dismemberment Plan, who recently reunited to release the new album Uncanney Valley out this week. Emergency & I combines a whole bunch of alternative…
#143: Dopes to Infinity by Monster Magnet
Oct 8, 2013 • 33 min
Monster Magnet has a new record out, so you know what that means - we ignore it and review an album from their 1990s output. Before their breakout single ‘Space Lord,” MM scored a minor hit with ‘Negasonic Teenage Warhead’ off their 1995 album Dopes to…
#142: Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby by Girls Against Boys
Oct 1, 2013 • 38 min
With their first new release in eleven years, it about time we got around to one of the most unique bands of the 90s, Girls Against Boys, and their sophomore release from 1993, Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby. With a pair of bass slingers and a vocalist buried in…
#141: She Hangs Brightly by Mazzy Star
Sep 24, 2013 • 31 min
With a new record out, we added Mazzy Star to our list of 90s bands with new releases that we needed to check out, so this week we’re revisiting their 1990 debut album She Hangs Brightly. Know for the single “Fade Into You” from their sophomore release,…
#140: Interview with Glen Phillips and Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket
Sep 17, 2013 • 79 min
Toad the Wet Sprocket just wrapped up their new album Kickstarter campaign, and with that new record out next month, founding members Glen Phillips and Dean Dinning stopped by to revisit their 1994 album Dulcinea, talk songwriting, maintaining…
#139: Without You I’m Nothing by Placebo
Sep 10, 2013 • 36 min
With a new Placebo album out this month, we thought it would be the perfect time to revisit the breakthrough album from this confusing and confrontational UK act. Their sophomore release, Without You I’m Nothing, moves between wholly unique sounds like…
#138: Blonder Tongue Audio Baton by Swirlies
Sep 3, 2013 • 33 min
For his latest suggestion, friend-of-the-show Dirty Gert drops some shoegaze on us in the form of 1993’s Blonder Tongue Audio Baton by Swirlies. Calling it “the greatest American shoegaze record” puts some high expectations on this album, but also raises…
#137: Interview with Jeff Robbins of Orbit
Aug 27, 2013 • 101 min
For our latest interview, Jeff Robbins from Orbit stops by to revisit their 1997 album Libido Speedway, which featured the heavily-rotated single Medicine as well as dig into the history and formation of Orbit, various approaches to songwriting, the…
#136: Good Feeling by Travis
Aug 20, 2013 • 40 min
For our latest episode, Tim makes a pick from his favorites-of-the-past archive: 1997’s Good Feeling, the debut album by Travis. Combining the brit-pop guitar bombast of Oasis with the melodies and hooks of The Beatles and Kinks, topped off with stellar…
#135: For The Masses - A Tribute to Depeche Mode
Aug 13, 2013 • 29 min
Thanks to our latest Facebook poll, we’re tackling our first tribute album - For The Masses, featuring sixteen covers of Depeche Mode songs. Both Tim and Jason were familiar with this release back in the 90s, but haven’t revisited it in quite awhile. Does…
#134: Silver by Moist
Aug 6, 2013 • 35 min
This week Jason picks one of his favorites from North of the border, Vancouver’s Moist and their 1994 debut album Silver. On the surface, the five-piece are a slightly alternative and mainstream radio-friendly band. But dig deeper, into the use of keys…
#133: Clarity by Jimmy Eat World
Jul 30, 2013 • 72 min
Tom Mullen of the Washed Up Emo Podcast stops by to help us dissect one of the key albums of the 90s emo scene: 1999’s Clarity by Jimmy Eat World. Although it didn’t sell as well as later Jimmy Eat World albums, it’s impact on a generation of musicians…
#132: Judgement Night Soundtrack
Jul 22, 2013 • 53 min
Australian listener and friend of the show Gavin decided to use his free pick for 2013 to bust out the legendary (?) 1993 soundtrack to the movie Judgement Night. Featuring a roster packed with rock bands and hip-hop artists collaborating in a way that…
#131: Give Out But Don’t Give Up by Primal Scream
Jul 16, 2013 • 42 min
In our latest episode, Tim brings an oddball to the table - The Rolling Stones and Small Faces inspired fourth album from Primal Scream, 1994’s Give Out But Don’t Give Up. As fans of Vanishing Point, XTRMNTR and Screamadelica can tell you, Give Out… is a…
#130: Subhuman Race by Skid Row
Jul 9, 2013 • 38 min
For Jason’s latest pick, we’re back in metal mode, this time revisiting the 1995 Subhuman Race by Skid Row. Many of the hair/glam rock and metal bands of the 1980s made failed attempts to update their sound in the 90s, how does Subhuman Race fare? Tune in…
#128: Love Tara by Eric’s Trip
Jun 25, 2013 • 36 min
One of our frequent suggestors, Dirty Gert, gave us three challenging records to review this year, so we thanked him for his generosity by giving a bonus review of his choosing. With that, he picked the 1993 album Love Tara by Eric’s Trip. His first three…
#127: Interview with the members of Lotion
Jun 18, 2013 • 78 min
To help us revisit the suggested review of Lotion’s 1996 sophomore album Nobody’s Cool, we invited the whole band to join us, and they took us up on the offer. Brothers Bill and Jim Ferguson, Rob Youngberg and Tony Zajkowski all stop by to talk about…
#126: Year of the Rat by NY Loose
Jun 11, 2013 • 33 min
We’re back with another pick by Jason, and we’ve got some good old fashioned disagreement! Unique and original, or familiar and predictable? Where does the the 1996 album Year of the Rat by NY Loose fall? Tune in to find out. Songs in the Episode: Intro -…
#125: I Love You by I Love You
Jun 4, 2013 • 27 min
#125: I Love You by I Love You We’re back with another requested review, and this one has left us a bit confused. I Love You is a band with little history or output, but what they did leave us is a self-titled debut album that shifts between Jane’s…
#124: Naveed by Our Lady Peace
May 28, 2013 • 44 min
For Jason’s latest pick we return to 1994 and tackle the debut album Naveed by Our Lady Peace. Following this record, the band found greater success with the second release Clumsy, but is Naveed actually the better album? We dig into Naveed, discuss the…
#123: Fade/Cliche by Sportsguitar
May 21, 2013 • 33 min
On episode #123 our frequent suggestor Dirty Gert throws his third requested review of the year into the ring with the Swedish duo Sportsguitar and their 1996 album Fade/Cliche. Like Radial Spangle and Space Needle, Sportsguitar is a challenge upon first…
#122: Singles Soundtrack
May 14, 2013 • 38 min
For episode #122, we turned over selection to our Facebook followers to decide what would be our first soundtrack review. The response was overwhelming - it’s the soundtrack to the 1992 Cameron Crowe film Singles. Logically, a movie about Seattle in the…
#121: Interview with Tim Steward of Screamfeeder
May 7, 2013 • 49 min
For episode #121, Tim Steward of Screamfeeder joins us to fulfill a listener request to review their 1996 album Kitten Licks. The lead singer/guitarist of the Australian three-piece shares his experiences in the 90s alternative music scene on the other…
#120: Interview with Happy Chichester of Howlin Maggie
Apr 30, 2013 • 79 min
Joining us for episode #120 is Happy Chichester, formerly of Howlin Maggie, who has just released his second solo album, Torchwood Loop. After spending almost a decade in legendary funk-rock band Royal Crescent Mob, Happy formed Howlin Maggie, who…
#119: The Moray Eels Eat the Space Needle by Space Needle
Apr 23, 2013 • 56 min
For episode #119, we’re tackle a listener suggestion: The Moray Eels Eat The Space Needle by Space Needle from 1997. Only this time, we’ve brought in our listener to tell us why he decided to suggest this album, that bounces between ten-plus-minute space…
#118: New Parade by The Sheila Divine
Apr 16, 2013 • 66 min
For episode #118, Aaron Perrino of The Sheila Divine joins us to revisit their debut 1999 album, New Parade. Our wide ranging discussion covers a variety topics, including the whether Cleveland or Buffalo are the sadder city, the workout habits of Greg…
#117: Pony Express Record by Shudder To Think
Apr 9, 2013 • 48 min
For our latest listener suggestion, we finally get around to a beloved album that flew under our collective radar for too long - 1994’s Pony Express Record by Shudder To Think. The twists and turns are plenty on STT’s major label debut, but hidden inside…
#116: Murk Time Cruiser by aMiniature
Apr 2, 2013 • 31 min
Episode #116 brings us another listener suggestion, this time we check out the 1995 album Murk Time Cruiser by aMiniature (the first “a” is silent, if you didn’t know). Combining disjointed rhythms and razor sharp guitar riffs, aMiniature are in the same…
#115: Endless Bummer by My Head
Mar 26, 2013 • 50 min
The day has finally come - Dig Me Out is intercontinental! For episode #115, we’re joined on Skype by Australian filmmaker Shaun Katz to talk about his upcoming music documentary, Underground, Inc., as well as review his pick, the 1996 album Endless…
#114: Above by Mad Season
Mar 19, 2013 • 46 min
The lone release by Seattle-supergroup Mad Season, 1995’s Above, is being re-released in 2013 as a box set with new material and a live concert, so now is the time to revisit. Often, musical supergroups fail to live up to the sum of their parts (re: The…
#113: Syrup Macrame by Radial Spangle
Mar 12, 2013 • 39 min
For listener request episode #113, we’re heading down the road less, or never travelled: Radial Spangle, and their second (and last) album, 1994’s Syrup Macrame. Indie and alternative aren’t specific enough to describe Radial Spangle’s music:…
#112: This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now by Knapsack
Mar 5, 2013 • 40 min
For episode #112, we’re tackling the third and final album from Knapsack, 1998’s This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now. Jason brings a favorite of his to review, and Tim’s never heard it. Will Tim share Jason’s appreciation for an album that got…
#111: Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy by The Refreshments
Feb 26, 2013 • 43 min
We’re back with another listener suggestion for episode #111 as we return to the world of 90s one-hit wonders and the 1996 album Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy by The Refreshments. Combining bar-band like guitar crunch with clever lyrics, FFBB shows of the…
#110: Sound Of Lies by The Jayhawks
Feb 19, 2013 • 47 min
We’re back with another pick from Jason - the 1997 album Sound Of Lies by The Jayhawks. Written and recorded after the departure of co-founding lead singer and songwriter Mark Olsen, Sound of Lies rests on the shoulders of Gary Louris, who expands the…
#109: Dust by Screaming Trees
Feb 12, 2013 • 45 min
Episode 109 brings us another listener suggestion, this time the swan song of the Screaming Trees, their 1996 album Dust. The band recruited legendary producer George Drakoulias and legendary keyboardist Benmont Tench to create their most polished and…
#108: Kent by Big Ass Truck
Feb 5, 2013 • 33 min
It’s Tim’s turn to make a pick, and this one brings the first big disagreement of the 2013 season as we tackle the sophomore album from Big Ass Truck, 1996’s Kent. The gentlemen from Memphis combine Southern rock, funk and a little Ska with touches of…
#107: Handsome by Handsome
Jan 29, 2013 • 41 min
This week it’s our third requested review of season - the lone self-titled release by Handsome. The 90s had it’s fair share of supergroups, from Temple of the Dog to Golden Smog, but Handsome flew under the radar, featuring members of legendary bands like…
#106: Isola by Kent
Jan 22, 2013 • 34 min
This week we review a band that has sold over two million albums over a seventeen-year, ten-album career - and most people outside Sweden have never heard of them. It’s Kent, and their 1998 album Isola. Well, 1998 is the release of the English-language…
#105: Rock Collection by Pond
Jan 15, 2013 • 33 min
Episode 105 brings us our second Requested Review of the 2013 season: 1997’s Rock Collection by Pond, the third and final album from the Portland, Oregon trio. Combing angular guitar riffs with tricky drumming and challenging melodies, Pond brings to mind…
#104: Floored by Pusherman
Jan 8, 2013 • 36 min
For episode #104, Tim sifted through his college radio archive to dig out the lone album by Pusherman, 1996’s Floored. Combining the long-form jams of The Verve with the attitude and pop-sensiblity of Oasis, the band pushes the envelope on song and album…
#103: One Day At A Time by Symposium
Jan 1, 2013 • 38 min
For our first episode of Season Three, we’ve got a requested review: the 1997 album One Day At A Time by Symposium. Once the “it” band for NME and Melody Maker, the band fell as fast as it rose, while it’s brand of energetic pop punk seemed more in step…
#102: Season Two In Review
Dec 25, 2012 • 32 min
Season Two of Dig Me Out is in the books! For the last episode of 2012, we’re taking a look back at our sophomore year and picking our top five favorite songs as well as our new album discovery. We’ve got plenty of thanks to dispense to those who made…
#101: El Moodio by Eleventh Dream Day
Dec 18, 2012 • 37 min
For our last review of 2012, of course it’s a listener suggestion. To wrap it up, we’re checking out Chicago’s Eleventh Dream Day and their 1993 album El Moodio. EDD provides a unique sound with their male/female vocal combination and wild swings from…
#100: Magic and Madness by Circus of Power
Dec 11, 2012 • 35 min
Episode #100 marks the second of two listener suggestion episodes that ignore the alternative and indie rock explosion of the 1990s in favor of some straight-up rock and roll that draws influences from metal, glam and hard rock of the previous decade.…
#099: The Silent Majority by Life, Sex and Death
Dec 4, 2012 • 50 min
Thanks to a listener suggestion we’re starting a two week exploration of the metal, glam and hard rock end of the 1990s with Life, Sex & Death, and their 1992 album The Silent Majority. Jason says LSD are the best live band he’s ever seen, and has plenty…
#098: Safe Sex Designer Drugs and The Death of Rock n Roll by Baby Chaos
Nov 27, 2012 • 30 min
For episode #98, we’re using a listener suggestion as an opportunity to check out an obscure band neither of us knew about to that later became another obscure band that we actually did know about. Got it? Scottish rockers Baby Chaos are the band, and…
#097: Under The Western Freeway by Grandaddy
Nov 20, 2012 • 29 min
In our quest to knock out our backlog of listener suggestions, for episode #97 we’re checking out the 1997 album Under the Western Freeway by Grandaddy. Some describe Grandaddy’s sound as lo-fi space-rock, drawing comparisons to The Flaming Lips, Brian…
#096: Comforter by Compulsion
Nov 13, 2012 • 28 min
We’re back with another listener suggestion, this week tackling the 1994 debut album Comforter by Irish band Compulsion. Deemed “The New Wave of New Wave” by NME back in the early 1990s, Compulsion straddles the line between the American alternative rock…
#095: Interview with Ken Stringfellow of The Posies
Nov 6, 2012 • 69 min
We’ve got a very special episode this week as we’re joined by Ken Stringfellow of The Posies to talk about his new solo album, Danzig The Moonight. In addition, we revisit the 1993 Posies album Frosting On The Beater. Now living in Paris, Ken talks about…
Special Announcement
Nov 2, 2012 • 8 min
Hey all, we’ve posted a short announcement in our feed this week that you can download or stream. Feel free to visit our new Request A Review page for all the information regarding our new process for album suggestions starting in 2013.
#094: Mic City Sons by Heatmiser
Oct 30, 2012 • 37 min
Another listener suggestion! This is one is a band both Tim and J are surprised they never got around to on their own. On episode #94 we’re checking out the 1996 album Mic City Sons, the last by Heatmiser, after which co-leader Elliott Smith went on to…
#093: Luxury Plane Crash by Scarfo
Oct 23, 2012 • 27 min
It’s another listener suggestion on episode #93, and this week we’re checking out the 1997 album Luxury Plane Crash by Scarfo. Fronted by now half of the duo known as the The Kills, this short-lived Jamie Hince led trio pound out some big noise and catchy…
#092: I Am An Elastic Firecracker by Tripping Daisy
Oct 16, 2012 • 33 min
We’re back with another listener suggestion - this week we head down to Texas to check out Tripping Daisy and their 1995 album I Am an Elastic Firecracker. There are obvious comparisons to be made to bands like Jane’s Addiction and The Flaming Lips.…
#091: Diary by Sunny Day Real Estate
Oct 9, 2012 • 46 min
On episode #91 we’re tackling one of the most influential albums of the 1990s - Sunny Day Real Estate debut release from 1994, Diary. Credited as a primary instigator of what would later be known as emo, Sunny Day Real Estate never like to stay in one…
#090: Dope Box by Jack Drag
Oct 2, 2012 • 33 min
We’re back with another listener suggestion, this week tackling the 1998 release Dope Box from Jack Drag. Of all the albums we’ve reviewed so far, Dope Box might be the most diverse (or schizophrenic), bouncing from Prodigy-esque big beats on one song, to…
#089: Hand It Over by Dinosaur Jr.
Sep 25, 2012 • 46 min
Dinosaur Jr. just released a new album, so we felt episode #89 was a perfect time to revisit the 1997 album Hand It Over. Legendary guitarist/singer/songwriter J. Mascis once described the album as his favorite of the major label years, so how does it…
#088: Jalamanta by Brant Bjork
Sep 18, 2012 • 32 min
Mark another one off the listener suggestion pile - this week we tackle the debut solo album by founding Kyuss member and former Fu Manchu drummer Brant Bjork, the 1999 album Jalamanta. Brant’s take on “desert rock” is more stripped down with less…
#087: Juice by Send No Flowers
Sep 11, 2012 • 34 min
We’re doing our best to keep our promise of catching up on our backlog of listener suggestions, and on episode #86 we’re back with another. This week, we give a listen to Send No Flowers from the UK, and their lone full-length release from 1996, Juice.…
#086: Copper Blue by Sugar
Sep 4, 2012 • 62 min
We’re taking a break from our run of listener suggestions to check out one of the classic albums of the ’90s alternative music - 1992’s Copper Blue by Sugar. Bob Mould has a new solo album out, so we thought it would be the perfect time to revisit his…
#085: Jaundice by Lucy’s Fur Coat
Aug 28, 2012 • 33 min
For episode #85, thanks to a listener suggestion we’re tackling Lucy’s Fur Coat, and their 1994 album, Jaundice. Although Jason admitted to purchasing the album years ago, he never got around to actually listening to it, so it’s fresh and new for both.…
#084: No Pocky For Kitty by Superchunk
Aug 21, 2012 • 61 min
For episode #84, we’re joined by fellow podcaster Kim Ware to check out her suggestion, Superchunk’s 1993 album No Pocky for Kitty. Kim spent time drumming and booking shows in Wilmington, North Carolina in the 1990s, where the legendary and lesser known…
#083: Flood by Headswim
Aug 14, 2012 • 36 min
For episode #83 we return to our long list of listener suggestions and check out the 1994 album Flood by Headswim. A first blush the sound is reminiscent of Seattle’s biggest and brightest - Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains. But when you dig a…
#082: Troublegum by Therapy?
Aug 7, 2012 • 39 min
On episode #82 of Dig Me Out, we’ve got another listener suggestion. This week we tackle one of the more prolific and perplexing bands of the last twenty years - Therapy? No, it’s not a question, the name is Therapy?, and we’re checking out their 1994…
#081: Bellybutton by Jellyfish
Jul 31, 2012 • 70 min
On episode #81 we’re joined by mastering engineer, record label owner and Jellyfish aficionado Steve Turnidge to revisit the band’s debut release, 1990’s Bellybutton. Steve is half of the team that put together the Jellyfish tribute album Sensory…
#080: Miss Happiness by Walt Mink
Jul 24, 2012 • 30 min
On episode #80 we’re back with another listener suggestion, this week checking out the previously unfamiliar Walt Mink and their 1992 album Miss Happiness. Combining elements of Cheap Trick power pop and Jane’s Addiction-esque guitar rock, Walt Mink can…
#079: Flipped Out In Singapore by Chainsaw Kittens
Jul 17, 2012 • 81 min
For episode #79, we push Skype to the max and welcome three special guests: drummer Aaron Preston, bassist Clint McBay and guitarist Mark Metzger, all of the Chainsaw Kittens, to revisit the 1992 album Flipped Out in Singapore. We go deep into the history…
#078: Through the Darkness by D Generation
Jul 10, 2012 • 37 min
On episode #78 of Dig Me Out, Jason brings a pick to the show - the 1999 album Through the Darkness by D Generation. Some might know lead singer Jesse Malin from his successful solo career, but with the recently reunited D Generation getting ready to…
#077: Interview with Joe Oestreich of Watershed, Part 2
Jul 3, 2012 • 58 min
On episode #77 we’re back with Watershed bassist/vocalist Joe Oestreich, author of the new book “Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll.” In part two, we revisit their 1996 album Star Vehicle and about how touring different regions of the…
#076: Interview with Joe Oestreich of Watershed, Part 1
Jun 26, 2012 • 55 min
On episode #76 we’re joined by Watershed bassist/vocalist Joe Oestreich, author of the new book “Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll.” Joe has spent almost three decades traversing the country bringing his band’s version of Midwestern…
#075: Fitzcarraldo by The Frames
Jun 19, 2012 • 52 min
With the release of Glen Hansard’s first solo record, we thought it was about time to revisit his pre-Swell Season, pre-Once band, The Frames, and their sophomore album from 1996, Fitzcarraldo. Many people know Hansard from the movie (and now Tony Award…
#074: Do The Collapse by Guided By Voices
Jun 12, 2012 • 34 min
With Guided By Voices reunited and releasing their second of three (!) albums in 2012, we decided to spend episode #74 reviewing the 1999 album Do the Collapse. When Robert Pollard abandoned his trademark lo-fi sound to release a major label album,…
#073: Not Meant For This World by Asteroid B-612
Jun 5, 2012 • 38 min
On episode #73 we head back down under thanks to a suggestion by our Australian friend-of-the-show, Gavin and take a listen to the 1997 album Not Meant for This World by Asteroid B-612. The early punk of The Stooges and MC5 is prevalent in the sound of…
#072: August Everywhere by Blinker The Star
May 29, 2012 • 102 min
On episode #72 of Dig Me Out we’re joined by Blinker The Star’s Jordon Zadorozny to revisit the 1999 album August Everywhere. Besides a track-by-track dissection of this under-appreciated gem, Jordon talks to us about his musical roots in Canada, making…
#071: The Shape of Punk to Come by Refused
May 22, 2012 • 41 min
On episode #71, we tackle The Shape of Punk to Come: A Chimerical Bombation In 12 Bursts by Refused. Since it’s original release in 1998, TSoPtC has been graced with accolades and fawning retrospectives - but is it deserved? Due the techno, beat poetry…
#070: Fever In Fever Out by Luscious Jackson
May 15, 2012 • 66 min
On episode #70, we revisit the 1996 album Fever In Fever Out by Luscious Jackson with a little help from lead singer/bassist Jill Cuniff. As Luscious Jackson prepare to release a new album, we look back at a band that helped define the sound of the ’90s…
#069: Famous Past Lives by Pretty Mighty Mighty
May 8, 2012 • 98 min
On episode #69, we make a second trip to our adopted hometown of Columbus, Ohio to revisit an under-appreciated classic, Pretty Mighty Mighty’s 1999 album Famous Past Lives. Lead singer/guitarist Jon Chinn joins us for this trip down memory lane back to…
#068b - More Interview Clips with Miles of For Love Not Lisa
May 3, 2012 • 24 min
As promised, here are some bonus clips with For Love Not Lisa guitarist Miles. Big thanks to Chip Midnight!
#068: Merge by For Love Not Lisa
May 1, 2012 • 61 min
On episode #68, Chip Midnight returns with an album suggestion and interview to go along with it. We check out the 1993 album Merge by For Love Not Lisa, and Chip talks to guitarist Miles. Merge offers plenty of diversity, but is it too much of a good…
#067: The Dandy Warhols Come Down by The Dandy Warhols
Apr 24, 2012 • 38 min
With The Dandy Warhols releasing a new album, we spend episode #67 revisiting their 1997 album The Dandy Warhols Come Down. The Dandys bounce between ’60s psychedelia, Velvet Underground drone, Neil Young guitar spasms, electronic rhythms and even some…
#066: Blind by The Sundays
Apr 17, 2012 • 53 min
On episode #66, we’re joined by author Frank Anthony Polito to review The Sundays 1992 album Blind. Frank’s just released his third novel, Lost in the ’90s, which is set in, you guessed it, the 1990s, making it perfect for our show. Frank suggested we…
#065: Detroit Folly by Edsel
Apr 10, 2012 • 56 min
On episode #65, we’ve got a packed house. Jon Solomon was kind enough to provide us with a digitally remastered version of Edsel’s 1994 album Detroit Folly, released last year on his Comedy Minus One label. Not only that, he also hooked us up with Edsel’s…
#064: You’d Prefer An Astronaut by Hum
Apr 3, 2012 • 68 min
On episode #64, we’re back with another listener suggestion. Actually, it’s a multiple listener suggestion episode - lots of folks have told us to revisit Hum’s 1995 album You’d Prefer An Astronaut, and we aim to please. Tim knew he was going to struggle…
#63: The Pink Album by Tuscadero
Mar 27, 2012 • 37 min
On episode #63 it’s listener suggestion time. We review Tuscadero’s 1996 release The Pink Album, and we’re not quite sure what to make of it. Are they punk, post-punk, pop, alternative? And why did we gravitate towards the lyrics? Questions abound, but do…
#062: Mephisto by Capsize 7
Mar 20, 2012 • 34 min
On episode #62 we’re back with another listener review. This week it’s the 1995 album Mephisto by Capsize 7. From Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the same scene that produced Archers of Loaf, Polvo and Superchunk, Capsize 7 has a lot to live up to when it…
#61: Deep Six Compilation with Author Mark Yarm
Mar 13, 2012 • 64 min
On episode #61, we’re exiting the ’90s with a special guest - Mark Yarm, author of “Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge.” Mark helps us dive into the legendary 1986 release Deep Six, a compilation of six seminal Seattle bands that shaped…
#60b: Plexi Bonus Episode
Mar 8, 2012 • 40 min
Welcome to the bonus episode of Plexi’s Cheer Up - an extra forty minutes of material that we couldn’t cram into the regular show. Check out Michael Barragan’s new band Drag News and Evil Spirit Engineering, and be sure to visit Sub Pop Records to…
#060: Cheer Up by Plexi
Mar 6, 2012 • 103 min
On a super-sized episode #60, we’re we’re joined by guitarist Michael Barragan and (briefly) vocalist/bass player Michael Angelos of the Los Angeles band Plexi to revisit their lone full-length release, 1996’s Cheer Up. The dark, atmospheric sound recalls…
#059: Interview with Alain Johannes of Eleven, Part 2
Feb 28, 2012 • 80 min
On episode #59, we continue our interview with singer/guitarist/producer Alain Johannes of Eleven for Part 2 of a track by track review of the 1993 self-titled album. Be sure to stick around to the end for some extra special bonus material you won’t want…
#058: Interview with Alain Johannes of Eleven, Part 1
Feb 21, 2012 • 49 min
On episode #58, we’re joined by singer/guitarist/producer Alain Johannes of Eleven for Part 1 of a discussion about the history of the band and his 30+ years in the music industry. Next week, Part 2 dives into a track by track review of the 1993…
#057: Gobbledygook by The Wendys
Feb 14, 2012 • 33 min
On episode #57 it’s listener review time once again. This week we finally get to a suggestion by ‘Chel over at the awesome I Hate The 90s blog and review the 1991 album Gobbledygook by The Wendys. Along with the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream, The Wendys…
#056: EDC by Satchel with special guest Shawn Smith
Feb 7, 2012 • 89 min
For episode #56, we dip into the category of “so good yet criminally overlooked,” exploring the world of Satchel and their 1994 album EDC. Satchel seamlessly explore Alice In Chains riffing on one song and twisted Prince grooves on the very next. Joining…
#055: Happens Twice by Hoarse
Jan 31, 2012 • 39 min
For episode #55, we’re back with another pick by Jason. This time it’s Hoarse, and their 1997 album Happens Twice. Featuring former members of Sponge, Hoarse takes a decidedly different approach, drawing on punk, power pop and even a little pop metal.…
#054: Mission: Control! by Burning Airlines
Jan 24, 2012 • 40 min
On episode #54 we review the 1999 album Mission: Control! from Burning Airlines. J Robbins may be better known for his years in Jawbox, but is it possible Mission: Control! is his best work? Blasphemy some might say (like those who prefer Jawbox), but…
#053: Sound As Ever by You Am I
Jan 17, 2012 • 44 min
On episode #53 we go back down under thanks to our Australian correspondent Gavin and review the 1993 album Sound As Ever by You Am I. The award-winning three-piece is still going strong today, but we travel back in time to review their debut release.…
#052: Lula Divinia by Shiner
Jan 10, 2012 • 37 min
On episode #52 of Dig Me Out, we review the 1997 album Lula Divinia by Shiner. Lots tags are applied to Shiner - progressive, emo, alternative, angular, math rock, space rock - but all that really matters is the songs. So does Shiner deliver the goods?…
#051: Fossil by Fossil
Jan 3, 2012 • 43 min
Dig Me Out is back for Season Two, and we return with a good, old-fashioned disagreement. In episode #51 we review the one and only album from Fossil, their 1995 eponymous release. J contends there are too many lame attempts at bad funk, Tim still thinks…
#050: Season One In Review
Dec 27, 2011 • 67 min
Season One of Dig Me Out is in the books! For the last episode of 2011, we’re taking a look back at our freshman year and picking our top five favorite songs as well as our new album discovery. We’ve also got plenty of thank you’s to dispense to those who…
#049: Secaucus by The Wrens
Dec 20, 2011 • 44 min
On the penultimate episode of the first season of Dig Me Out, we tackle the 1996 album Secaucus by The Wrens. A sprawling 19-track album presents many challenges - can the band maintain quality from start to finish, while providing enough diversity to…
#048 - Blind by Corrosion of Conformity
Dec 13, 2011 • 44 min
Beware episode #48, we’re getting heavy. Jason wanted to tackle some metal, so we’re reviewing the 1991 album Blind from Corrosion of Conformity. Like some sort of robotic transforming thing, there’s more than meets the eye, or ear, when it comes to…
#047: In Casino Out by At The Drive-In
Dec 1, 2011 • 40 min
On episode #47 we review the 1998 album In/Casino/Out by At The Drive-In. Combine a frantic rhythm section with complex guitars lines and vocal gymnastics, and you’ve scratched the surface of what makes ATDI special. We spend time on the post-ATDI bands,…
#046: Ro Sham Bo by The Grays
Nov 29, 2011 • 41 min
On episode #46 we review the lone release from The Grays, the 1994 album Ro Sham Bo. When you combine the talents of Jason Falkner and Jon Brion into one band, you’d expect something special. Does Ro Sham Bo deliver? Tune in to find out, and then join the…
#045bonus - Full Interview with Ben London of Alcohol Funnycar
Nov 23, 2011 • 34 min
As promised, here’s the full interview with Alcohol Funnycar singer/guitarist Ben London. Big thanks to Chip Midnight!
#045: Weasels by Alcohol Funnycar
Nov 22, 2011 • 61 min
On episode #45, it’s back to listener suggestions. This week we tackle the 1995 album Weasels by Alcohol Funnycar. Joining us for this episode is Chip Midnight, and he’s got an interview with Alcohol Funnycar’s Ben London. In our discussion, we try to…
#044: Circa Now! by Rocket from the Crypt
Nov 15, 2011 • 51 min
One episode #44 we were supposed to be joined by label owner Bill Litfin of the now defunct Glazed Records to review the 1992 Rocket from the Crypt album Circa:Now! Bill couldn’t make it, so we’re left to our own devices to review what Jason calls the…
#043: Teenage Symphonies to God by Velvet Crush
Nov 8, 2011 • 44 min
On episode #43 we review the Matthew Sweet co-produced 1994 album Teenage Symphonies to God by Velvet Crush. Neither of us were familiar with the band before hearing the album, but now we’re firmly on board the Velvet Crush train. If you’re a fan of ’60s…
#042: Songs from the Second Storey by The God Machine
Nov 1, 2011 • 39 min
One episode #42 we’re back with another listener suggestion - the 1993 album Songs from the Second Storey by The God Machine. This band took a long journey from SoCal to NYC to the UK, and it sounds like it. Hints of Kyuss-like stoner rock meld with…
#041: Fallout by The Mayfield Four
Oct 25, 2011 • 49 min
On episode #41 we review The Mayfield Four’s 1998 album Fallout. There’s no doubt that lead singer Myles Kennedy, like Matthew Bellamy of Muse or Jimmy Gnecco of Ours, owes a lot to Jeff Buckley. But does he meld the alt.rock sound of The Mayfield Four…
#040: 24 Hour Revenge Therapy by Jawbreaker
Oct 18, 2011 • 47 min
On episode #40, Tim and J venture into the nebulous world known as Jawbreaker. Are they punk? Are the emo? Are they pre-emo? Are they post-punk? Who knows, but we try to figure that out and give a listen to their 1994 album 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. Visit…
#039: Gimmick by Barkmarket
Oct 11, 2011 • 40 min
For episode #39, we’re joined again by guest Neal Schmitt to review a listener suggestion: Barkmarket’s 1993 album Gimmick. It’s noisy, loud, abrasive, aggressive, unrelenting and pretty damn good. If you’re a fan of later Nine In Nails, the Jesus Lizard,…
#038: Still Feel Gone by Uncle Tupelo
Oct 4, 2011 • 60 min
On episode #38 we’re again joined by guest Neal Schmitt to review one of Tim’s favorite all-time albums, 1991’s Still Feel Gone from alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo. There plenty to discuss on our first hour-long episode - the varied songwriting,…
#037: Porno for Pyros by Porno for Pyros
Sep 27, 2011 • 39 min
On episode #37 we tackle the 1993 self-titled Porno for Pyros album. J and Tim find a mixed bag with the first album from ex-Jane’s Addiction members Perry Farrell and Stephen Perkins. While the songs got shorter than your typical Jane’s tune, the unique…
#036: Get In Get Out by Mink
Sep 20, 2011 • 40 min
On episode #36, it’s another Ohio band. We’ve already tackled Sons of Elvis from Cleveland and Gaunt from Columbus. This time it’s Dayton’s Mink, and their 1998 album Get In Get Out, an album Tim and J both discovered back in 2000, but are happy to…
#035: Phaseshifter by Redd Kross
Sep 13, 2011 • 40 min
On episode #35 we review the 1993 album Phaseshifter by Redd Kross. J bought it new when it came out back in the day, but Tim had never listened to any Redd Kross before reviewing this. We’re in total agreement on this one - Phaseshifter is a criminally…
#034: Become What You Are By The Juliana Hatfield Three
Sep 6, 2011 • 47 min
Artist: The Juliana Hatfield Three Album: Become What You Are Release Year: 1993 To comment: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Twitter @digmeoutpodcast https://www.facebook.com/DigMeOutPodcast
#033 - On The Turn by Kerbdog
Aug 30, 2011 • 40 min
On episode #33 of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1997 album On The Turn by Kerbdog If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Follow us on…
#032 - Reloaded by Green Apple Quick Step
Aug 23, 2011 • 47 min
On episode #32 of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1995 album Reloaded by Green Apple Quick Step If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Follow…
#031 - Dead Letter Chorus by Llama Farmers
Aug 16, 2011 • 38 min
On episode #31 of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1999 album Dead Letter Chorus by Llama Farmers If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Follow…
#030 - Auntie Ramos’ Pool Hall by The Sidewinders
Aug 9, 2011 • 43 min
In the thirtieth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1990 album Auntie Ramos’ Pool Hall by The Sidewinders If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at:…
#029 - Angelfish by Angelfish
Aug 2, 2011 • 34 min
In the twenty-ninth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 self-titled debut album from Angelfish. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at:…
#028 - Strap It On by Helmet
Jul 26, 2011 • 44 min
In the twenty-eight episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1990 debut album Strap It On by Helmet If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#027 - Sumo by The Superjesus
Jul 19, 2011 • 35 min
In the twenty-seventh episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1998 debut album Sumo by The Superjesus If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at:…
#026 - The Cult by The Cult
Jul 12, 2011 • 48 min
In the twenty-sixth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 self-titled album by The Cult If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#025 - Hot Saki and Bedtime Stories by Catherine
Jul 5, 2011 • 35 min
n the twenty-fifth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1996 album Hot Saki and Bedtime Stories by Catherine If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at:…
#024 - Example by For Squirrels
Jun 28, 2011 • 32 min
In the twenty-fourth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1995 album Example by For Squirrels If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#023 - Manic Compression by Quicksand
Jun 21, 2011 • 41 min
In the twenty-third episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1995 album Manic Compression by Quicksand If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at:…
#022 - Hot Boxing by Magnapop
Jun 14, 2011 • 67 min
In the twenty-second episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 album Hot Boxing by Magnapop If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#021 - The Supersonic Storybook by Urge Overkill
Jun 7, 2011 • 30 min
In the twenty-first episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1991 album The Supersonic Storybook by Urge Overkill If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at:…
#020 - Four by Seaweed
May 31, 2011 • 41 min
In the twentieth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1993 album Four by Seaweed If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Follow us on…
#019 - Be A Girl by The Wannadies
May 24, 2011 • 36 min
In the nineteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 album Be A Girl by The Wannadies If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#018 - The Word and the Flesh by Band of Susans
May 17, 2011 • 26 min
In the eighteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1991 album The Word and the Flesh by Band of Susans If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at:…
#017 - Mezcal Head by Swervedriver
May 10, 2011 • 48 min
In the seventeenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1993 album Mezcal Head by Swervedriver If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#016 - Illuminated by 360s
May 3, 2011 • 27 min
In the sixteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1991 album Illuminated by the 360s. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Follow…
#015 - This World and Body by Marion
Apr 26, 2011 • 31 min
In the thirteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1996 album This World and Body by Marion. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#014 - Eleventh Avenue by Ammonia
Apr 19, 2011 • 25 min
In the fourteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1998 album Eleventh Avenue by Ammonia. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#013 - Bricks and Blackouts by Gaunt
Apr 12, 2011 • 28 min
In the thirteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1998 album Bricks and Blackouts by Gaunt. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#012 - Fantastic Planet by Failure
Apr 5, 2011 • 37 min
On episode twelve of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1996 album Fantastic Planet by Failure. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Follow us…
#011 - Starcaster by Head Candy
Mar 29, 2011 • 24 min
In the eleventh episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1991 album Starcaster by Head Candy. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Follow…
#010 - In Loving Memory Of by Big Wreck
Mar 22, 2011 • 30 min
In the tenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the debut Big Wreck album In Loving Memory Of. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/…
#009 - Inside Yours by Gruntruck
Mar 15, 2011 • 23 min
In the ninth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the debut Gruntruck album Inside Yours. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Follow us…
#008 - Glodean by Sons of Elvis
Mar 8, 2011 • 18 min
In the eighth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review Sons of Elvis debut album Glodean. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/ Follow us on…
Episode 007 - Maquee by Smile
Mar 1, 2011 • 16 min
In seventh episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review Smile’s 1995 debut album Maquee. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://digmeoutpodcast.blogspot.com/ Follow us on…
EPISODE 006 - Look What The Rookie Did by Zumpano
Feb 22, 2011 • 12 min
In episode six of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1995 debut album Look What The Rookie Did by Zumpano. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at:…
EPISODE 005 - Broadcaster by Triple Fast Action
Feb 15, 2011 • 34 min
In episode five of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason are joined by Chip Midnight to review the 1996 album Broadcaster by Triple Fast Action. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at:…
EPISODE 004-Ling by Seed
Feb 8, 2011 • 19 min
In episode four of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 album Ling from Seed. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://digmeoutpodcast.blogspot.com/ Follow us on Twitter…
EPISODE 003-Dragline by Paw
Feb 1, 2011 • 12 min
In episode three of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1993 debut album Dragline from Paw. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://digmeoutpodcast.blogspot.com/ Follow us…
EPISODE 002-Lustre by Lustre
Jan 25, 2011 • 10 min
In episode number two of Dig Me Out, Tim and Jason review the self-titled 1996 album by Lustre. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://digmeoutpodcast.blogspot.com/ Follow us on…
EPISODE 001-Box Set by Wool
Jan 17, 2011 • 11 min
In the first episode of Dig Me Out, Tim and Jason review the 1994 album Box Set, by Wool. If you want to suggest a forgotten 90s album for us to review, or just want to say hello, visit us at: http://digmeoutpodcast.blogspot.com/ Follow us on Twitter…