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Part 1 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we examine the back story of '70s hitmakers Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds. I've also got music from The Hush Now and Kingdom of the Holy Sun.

Show notes:

- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ

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- The adventures of Steve Austin Astronaut

- Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds were synonymous with '70s AM pop

- "Don't Pull Your Love" was their first big hit in '71

- Singer does an Elvis impression

- Song written by Lambert and Potter, who had hits with many artists

- Guys from HJFR were in the T-Bones, who had a hit in '60s with "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach Is In)"

- An "offshoot" of the Ventures, an instrumental band that made tons of records covering hits

- Session musicians made the albums

- T-Bones were put together to tour and later they formed HJFR

- The Wrecking Crew was a famous session band that cranked out hits

- Reynolds left HJFR in '72

- Second HJFR album stiffed

- Ric: A bunch of Ventures albums probably don't have the Ventures on them

- HJFR replaced Reynolds but contract with Playboy Records required them to keep old name

- Many bands are named after the musicians

- To be continued

 

Music:

The Hush Now - Arthur Come On, Really You Can't Be Serious

Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Thirteen Eyes

 

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The Hush Now song is on the forthcoming album Sparkle Drive. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.

The Kingdom of the Holy Sun song is on the self-released EP Thirteen Eyes. Download the song for free at KEXP.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_340_081914.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1989. I've also got music from Ty Segall, Spoon and J. Mascis.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- Check out Brian's comics podcast The Hour Cosmic

- Jay's #3

- Neil Young rebounds from a long, strange decade

- Led to a fruitful stretch of albums

- Jay's #2

- Bob Mould moves beyond Husker Du

- Inspired new direction and sound

- Our picks for #1 are the same

- Pixies at their peak

- Doolittle covers all facets of the band's sound

- Brian saw them several times when they toured behind Doolittle in the last decade

- Brian: Latest live incarnation of Pixies is more energized

- Bad choice for first single with "Bagboy"

- Frank Black was prolific, but he can't keep up with Bob Pollard

- Next up: 1996

- Popular music was shifting again

 

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

 

Music:

Ty Segall - Susie Thumb

Spoon - Rent I Pay

J. Mascis - Every Morning

 

The Ty Segall song is on the album Manipulator on Drag City Records. Download the song for free at KEXP.

The Spoon song is on the album They Want My Soul on Loma Vista Recordings. Download the song for free at KEXP.

The J. Mascis song is on the album Tied to a Star on Sub Pop. Download the song for free at KEXP.

 

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.
Direct download: CompCon_339_081214.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

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