Wed, 13 October 2021
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about our favorite music of 1987.
- Recorded in the backyard of CompCon HQ
- Jay's non-top 5 albums: Terence Trent D'Arby, Pixies, The Cure, Prince (The Black Album), Sonic Youth, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses
- It's easier to listen to bro-country or classic rock than look for new music these days
- Phil's #5: GNR's debut took a few years to really take off
- Jay's #5: The Cult goes for a hard rock sound
- Jay's #4 and Phil's #1: U2 with a massive mainstream breakthrough
- Phil's #3: The Cure with a killer double album
- Jay's #3: R.E.M.'s last album on IRS, embracing a big rock sound
- Phil's #2: The Grateful Dead go mainstream
- Jay's #2: The Replacements' last great album
- Jay's #1 and Phil's #4: Prince tries out many styles, makes social commentary
- Favorite songs: "One Tree Hill" (Phil), "Sign O' the Times" (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.