Michael has a true story about Mexico, Radiohead is on NOW That’s What I Call Music, Rockabye is a bad song, Michael is Tal Bachman, Giantess fetishists must be brought out of the shadows, Tal Bachman has a weird character named Ian Starglow, Hellenists are being persecuted, and lots of other dumb youtube comments
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This week we take on BTO royalty and totally-real human, Tal Bachman, and the totally-normal story behind his hit single “She’s So High.”
We address the overbearing wholesomeness of 90’s pop rock in general and resolute niceguy-ness in these lyrics, take a dive into Michael Muñoz’s history with NOW Thats What I Call Music, and explain why KIDZ BOP is objectively the superior franchise
We also discover the shocking truth behind the name “Bachman,” dissect a music video that cant quite pull the trigger on its hyper-literal concept, and I present a thoeory about the lyrics that involves neither the drugs, class barriers, or nice-guyism that Tal would have you believe.
Music We Like: The Stills’ “Logic Will Break Your Heart,” Hot Water Music’s “Light It Up," and Metz’ “Strange Peace,”
This week we have a super fun episode about a song you probably don't remember by a band you definitely don’t remember: Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX’s “Loose” by Primer 55.
We analyze the “new style” found in probably the most generic rap metal song in existence, aided and abetted by Incubus’s DJ and hed PE’s Jarod Gomes. What does “get loose” mean in this context? Why doesn't this vocalist sound the least bit loose?
Also: literal nu metal cringe, decoding the sexual messaging behind particular hairstyles in the nu metal community, contracting conjunctivitis in a push pit, an odd amount of singer J-Sin’s personal acquaintances in the comment section.
Music We Like: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv Is Rage 2” and Old Baby’s “Love Hangover”
This week we revisit the sick & twisted mind of Jimmy Urine and Mindless Self Indulgence with their 2005 single "Shut Me Up." Is this the most shocking band we've ever covered?
This isn't your daddy or mommy's episode of That Awful Sound, and we get offensive as hell as Emma traces her contamination with the MSI virus back to a single Juggalette on LiveJournal.
We try and fail to censor Mr. Urine's over-the-top lyrics about drinking black coffee and about how music has both bass and treble; question his purported love of black metal; and gasp at totally rAnDoM acts of violence in the music video, which was directed by the creator of Invader Zim, is DEFINITELY on drugs, and helped a youtube commentator finally realize class consciousness and anti-racism.
Music We Like: Mogwai - "Every Country’s Sun", Graham Nash - "Songs For Beginners," Neil Young - "Hitchhiker"
This week we get too drunk and cover NuNuMetal band Orgy and their y2k cybergoth single, “Fiction (Dreams in Digital).”
Our guest Kevan describes the complications of buying an Orgy CD as a minor, we discuss how art in general has a bad track record of portraying comas as “beautiful” (including cultural titans like The Mars Volta and Monkeybone), and we give competing theories about whether this song is about A.I. or a G.G. (Gamer Girlfriend).
Jay Gordon removes his ribs for a different reason, and Emma gives the worldwide debut performance of a parody version of the song I found online, written by someone who hates Bill Clinton.
Music We Like: Racetraitor’s “By The Time I Get To Pennsylvania,” Godflesh’s “Songs of Love and Hate in Dub,” and Vijay Iyer Sextet’s “Far from Over”