Tue, 6 October 2020
I'm joined by guest Phil Stacey as we discuss our favorite albums of 1974.
- Recorded via Zoom
- Phil finally got a haircut
- In '74, Phil turned 5, I turned 7
- Capt. and Tennille got married, Sonny and Cher got divorced
- "The Streak" was a big hit
- Phil: Looking back, liked more songs than albums in '74
- Not a long list of albums we liked
- Radio was the main source of how people discovered music at that time
- Phil's likes: Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, Bob Marley, Lou Reed, Gram Parsons, Big Star, Van Morrison, Clapton
- Jay's likes: Rush's debut album, Genesis, The Who, Queen, Steely Dan, Aerosmith, Zappa
- The various, very different, phases of Genesis' sound
- Queen is more popular than ever
- Jay's #5: Supertramp's breakthrough
- Phil's #5: Another great Stevie Wonder album
- Jay's and Phil's #4: Neil Young with a mellow classic, powered by "honey slides"
- Jay's #3: Big Star with an underrated power pop gem
- Phil's #3 and Jay's #1: Bowie closing out his glam period with a bang
- Phil's #2: Steely Dan featured a ton of guest musicians
- Jay's #2: Lou Reed releases a killer live show
- Phil's #1: Joni Mitchell hits it big with a jazzier sound, with help from Cheech & Chong
- Backed by Tom Scott, who later was bandleader on both the Pat Sajak and Chevy Chase late night shows
- Favorite songs: "Raised on Robbery" (Phil), "Diamond Dogs" (Jay)
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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.