Tue, 17 November 2020
I'm joined by guest Phil Stacey as we discuss our favorite albums of 1976.
- Recorded via Zoom
- America was all about the Bicentennial in 1976
- Disco was picking up steam
- Arena rock and MOR was huge
- Phil's non-top 5 favorites: Eagles, Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Bowie, Zevon, J. Geils Band, Rolling Stones, Boz Scaggs, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Wings, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Seger, Modern Lovers
- Like a lot of '76 records, don't love a lot of them
- AC/DC re-released Dirty Deeds five years later in the U.S.
- Bob Seger liked the double entendres
- Jay's non-top 5 faves: Max Webster, Blondie, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Blue Oyster Cult, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty
- Phil's #5: Jerry Garcia solo release spawned some Dead staples
- Jay's #5: Aerosmith continues their strong mid-70s run
- Phil's #4: Petty's stellar debut
- Jay's #4: Zeppelin releases a sprawling, epic album
- Phil's #3: Dylan's last great album for a while
- Jay's #3: Bowie releases yet another masterpiece
- Jay's #2: Rush doubles down with a sci-fi classic
- Phil's #2 and Jay's #1: The Ramones burst on the scene with an influential debut
- Phil's #1: Stevie Wonder with an epic double LP
- Favorite songs: "Beat on the Brat" (Jay), "Sir Duke" (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.