Podcast

Whiskey For The Holy Ghost

It is an anomaly to me, that Mark Lanegan isn’t as recognized as he should be. While active music listeners will undoubtedly form some sort of familiarity with his name, the majority of the media seem reticent in their praise for his massive discography. So when we did the show about him, it was less us being the bullhorn for the uninitiated, but rather two music fans who sat in amazement at how impressive his voice, and his work is.

We used words like “soulful” a lot, and fawned at how amazing songs like “Nearly Lost You” are. We had a wide variety of music from his career not only as the voice of the Screaming Trees, but a lot of his collaborative work with the likes of the Queens of the Stone Age, Greg Dulli, and Isobel Campbell. We were going to close with a Gutter Twins track, but I think Brad stuffed that up. Trust us to mess with a good thing.

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Podcast

Big Take Over

The Bad Brains are a complicated band with a sordid history. As detailed in Stephen Blush’s American Hardcore, they were never short of revolutionary music making, controversial attitudes, and a desire for self-destruction that ultimately limited the band’s potential and appeal. I was reading Blush’s book during the week of the show and their praise seemed wholly justified as we went from song to song. Just an amazing sense of power and urgency- fueling the kind of anger that would influence countless future artists (Minor Threat among them) to greater things.

An hour of power. I think we stuck to their more noted material, and stayed away from their more metal/rock leanings that saw them fade during the late 80s and early 90s. A viciously fun show.

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