Tue, 21 September 2021
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about our favorite music of 1986.
- Recorded in the backyard of CompCon HQ
- Phil's #5: Solid effort from the Pretenders, which was basically just Chrissie Hynde at this point
- Jay's #5: Metallica hits their high point
- Neighborhood dogs start chiming in
- Phil is a big fan of Ratt n' Roll
- Phil's #4: The debut of the Van Hagar era
- Eddie fully embraces synths, poppier sound
- Didn't realize until recently that the riff of "Best of Both Worlds" is identical to Kool and the Gang's "Celebration"
- Jay's #4: David Lee Roth's out VH's VH
- The best Dave solo album
- Phil's #3 and Jay's #2: R.E.M. starts embracing power chords
- Jay's #3: John Lydon teams up with studio musicians to create a classic
- Steve Vai, Ginger Baker and others show up
- Phil's #1: The Smiths in the middle of a strong run of albums
- Johnny Marr elevates this album
- Phil's #2 and Jay's #1: Husker Du's last great record
- First major label album featured more pop hooks
- Grant Hart and Bob Mould each bringing in great songs
- Favorite songs: "Bigmouth Strikes Again" (Phil), "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" (Jay)
- Check out my Spotify playlist "Hits of the Year," which collects all the favorite songs we picked from 1970 onward
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