Wed, 18 May 2022
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about our favorite music of 1991.
- Phil's #5: The debut of an unknown band called Pearl Jam
- Album had a slow build, didn't really get big until spring '92
- Jay's #5: Smashing Pumpkins' debut is a guitar feast
- Phil's #4: Prince's last great album, according to Phil
- Jay's #4: Under-the-radar power pop genius from Scotland
- Gene Simmons sued over the album cover
- That time Simmons covered "Firestarter"
- Phil's #3: Lenny Kravitz peaks on this second album
- Phil's #2: U2 changes their image and sound
- Shifted from Americana to German electronic sounds
- Jay's #2: Soundgarden blasts into the stratosphere
- Pissing off old people
- Jay's #1: Matthew Sweet breaks through with a power pop classic
- Great guitarists guesting, including Robert Quine and Richard Lloyd
- Phil's #1 and Jay's #3: Nirvana's revolutionary sophomore effort
- Suffers from overexposure on classic rock stations now
- Favorite songs: "Divine Intervention" (Jay), "Breed" (Phil)
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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.