Tue, 6 April 2021
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey as we discuss the music of 1983.
- Recorded via Zoom
- Phil's #5: U2's second release of '83
- Captured the band's fiery live show
- Jay's #5: Iron Maiden continues its U.S. breakthrough
- Part of the mainstream acceptance of metal
- Phil's #4: The solo debut of Stevie Ray Vaughan
- SRV got a lot of comparisons to Hendrix
- Jay's #4 and Phil's #3: Talking Heads' highest-charting album
- Several songs were overshadowed by Stop Making Sense versions
-Jay's #2: Replacements start hitting their stride
- The start of a great run of albums
- Jay's #3 and Phil's #1: U2 busts out in the U.S.
- Phil: Still disappointed to miss them on this tour
- Phil's #2 and Jay's #1: R.E.M.'s studio debut was massively influential
- Jay: Saw them on Letterman making their network TV debut
- Favorite songs: "Surrender" (Phil), "Talk About the Passion" (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.