Tue, 11 January 2022
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about our favorite music of 1988.
- Recorded while driving home from Trillium Brewing in Canton, Mass.
- Phil's #5: Sonic Youth focuses their sound
- Jay's #5: J. Mascis and Dino Jr. get more melodic while still delivering a heavy sound
- Phil's #4: U2's first controversial album still provides a lot of memorable moments, overshadowed by the movie
- Jay's #4 and Phil's #3: Living Colour's debut showed off their many talents
- Jay's #3: Debut from Toronto's The Pursuit of Happiness combined hard rock, neurotic singer and girl group backing vocals
- Phil's #2: R.E.M.'s last album before they became superstars
- Jay's #2: Public Enemy at the peak of their powers
- Phil's and Jay's #1: Los Pixies creates the template for the '90s alt-rock explosion
- Favorite songs: "Gigantic" (Phil), "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" (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.