Tue, 26 January 2021
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey as we discuss our favorite albums of 1980.
- Recorded via Zoom
- Jay turned 13, Phil turned 11 in '80
- Phil's #5: The (English) Beat with a fun release
- Jay's #5: Ozzy comes back from the dead (career-wise, anyway)
- Album was later re-recorded to replace rhythm section's parts to avoid paying royalties; original version was restored
- Jay reps for the NWOBHM
- Phil's #4: Rush tempers its prog leanings with newer influences
- Jay's #4: Bowie wraps up a brilliant decade with another classic
- Phil's #3 and Jay's #2: Talking Heads embrace African sounds
- Adrian Belew boosts the sound with sick guitar work
- Jay's #3: Peter Gabriel continues with his impressive solo career
- Phil Collins debuts his gated drum sound on this album
- Phil's #1: U2's debut is filled with youthful exuberance, mistakes and great songs
- Immersing yourself in albums with your Walkman
- Jay's #1 and Phil's #2: Pretenders debut with a perfect combination of pop, punk and attitude
- Chrissie Hynde was a veteran of multiple scenes over decades before the Pretenders
- Pretenders peaked early
- Favorite songs: "A Day Without Me" (Phil), "Mystery Achievement" (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.