Mon, 21 December 2020
I'm joined by guest Phil Stacey as we discuss our favorite albums of 1978.
- Recorded via Zoom
- Jay turned 11, Phil turned 9 in '78
- Big festivals, including Texxas Jam
- Lots of disco on the singles chart
- Phil's favorite non-top 5 albums: Ramones, Blondie, The Who, The Clash, Elvis Costello, Jerry Garcia Band, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, The Jam, Devo, Bob Seger, AC/DC, Tom Petty, Little Feat, Big Star, Marvin Gaye, Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Cheap Trick
- WKRP in Cincinnati on DVD and music licensing (UPDATE: Turns out a bunch of the music was restored on a recent DVD set)
- Cheap Trick At Budokan is one of the greatest live albums ever
- Jay's favorite bubbling under albums: The Police, Rush, Dire Straits, The Who, Peter Gabriel
- Phil's #5: Neil Young revisits the laid-back sound of Harvest
- Phil's #4 and Jay's #4: Talking Heads explore a more danceable sound
- Phil's #3: Debut from The Police made a big splash
- The long journey of Andy Summers
- Jay's #3: Contrasting opinions on Some Girls, but has some great Stones songs
- Jay's #2: Elvis Costello and the Attractions with an angry classic
- Phil's #1 and Jay's #5: Debut from The Cars has no bad songs
- Phil's #2 and Jay's #1: A revolutionary debut from Van Halen
- Favorite songs: "You're All I've Got Tonight" (Phil), "Running With the Devil" (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.