Mon, 28 December 2020
I'm joined by guest Phil Stacey as we discuss our favorite albums of 1979.
- Recorded via Zoom
- Jay turned 12, Phil turned 10 in '79
- "My Sharona" was the top song on the Billboard Hot 100, lots of disco
- Rod Stewart hit it big with "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"
- New wave was getting attention
- A wealth of great albums
- Jay's favorite non-top 5 albums: The Knack, Graham Parker and the Rumour, Supertramp, AC/DC, Joe Jackson with two classic albums
- Phil's non-top 5 faves: Bob Marley, Blondie, Joy Division, Pink Floyd, Gang of Four, XTC, Michael Jackson, Neil Young, The Cars, The Police, The Kinks, Van Halen, Elvis Costello, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Prince, Talking Heads
- Phil's #5: Joe Jackson's killer debut is just packed with great, punchy songs
- Jay's #5: Pink Floyd with an epic concept album, their last great record
- Phil's #4 and Jay's #2: Neil Young ends an amazing run of albums with a killer (and heavy) record
- Jay's #4: Van Halen with a powerful sophomore album that expands their sound
- Phil's #3: Tom Petty's breakthrough record
- Jay's #3: Joe Jackson's second amazing record of '79
- Phil's #2 and Jay's #1: The Clash mixed a lot of styles on their masterpiece
- Phil's #1: Phil loves the B-52s, who exploded on the scene with an amazing debut
- Favorite songs: "The Guns of Brixton" (Jay), "Dance This Mess Around" (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.