Tue, 9 February 2021
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey as we discuss our favorite albums of 1981.
- Recorded via Zoom
- Jay's #5 and Phil's #4: The Stones have a massive hit with a collection of outtakes
- Followed up with a massive stadium tour
- Jay's #4: Prince keeps getting better but not yet breaking through to the mainstream
- Pushing the envelope with explicit content
- Phil's #3: J. Geils Band's pop breakthrough
- Was "Centerfold" banned by WCOZ?
- Jay's #3: Fair Warning was my favorite Van Halen album
- Darker tone than other VH albums
- Phil's #5 and Jay's #2: Rush hits the sweet spot with Moving Pictures
- Side 1 is flawless
- Phil's #2: An underrated U2 record, even by U2 fanatics
- Got into it when it came out
- Phil's #1: The Police reach commercial success
- Hit their pop potential while maintaining their unique sound
- Jay's #1: Going out there with Mission of Burma's debut EP
- Hugely influential on scores of alt-rock bands who came later
- Favorite songs: "Demolition Man" (Phil), "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" (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.