Tue, 27 April 2021
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey as we discuss the music of 1984.
- Recorded via Zoom
- Phil's #5: A strong return for the Pretenders
- Half the band died after the previous album
- Jay's #5 and Phil's #3: An interesting new direction for U2
- Moody, atmospheric production from Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
- Phil's #4: Audacious debut by the Smiths
- Another influential college rock act
- Phil as the edgy alt-rock kid at freshman orientation
- When bands split up into two versions and keep touring
- Jay's #4: Another great record from the Replacements
- Paul Westerberg's songwriting continued to mature
- Jay's #3: An epic double concept album from Husker Du
- No fancy reissues for SST releases
- Phil's #2: A classic live album from a band that released a great one only a few years earlier
- The expanded version's better than the original
- Jay's #2: R.E.M. continues building their legacy with a second standout album
- A lot of fans jumped off the bandwagon after the next album
- Phil and Jay's #1: A tour de force from Prince
- All killer, no filler
- Favorite songs: "Life During Wartime" (Phil), "Purple Rain" (Jay)
Completely Conspicuous is available through Apple Podcasts. Subscribe and write a review!
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.