Happy Halloween! This week we cover the apparently spooky "I Miss You," from Boxcar Racer + Mark Hoppus supergroup: Blink 182.
We try to figure out whether Blink 182 or My Chemical Romance started this emo/goth/pop punk trend; wade through the deepest, darkest realms of genius annotations; and guest Nick Guenzler struggles between his personal relationship with the band and the overwhelming cringe-iness of the song;
We of course also cover Tom Delonge’s infamous “WHERE ARE YOU” verse, his attempts at sincere-face in the music video, and a youtube comment tailored so specifically to us that it’s scary.
Music We Like: King Krule - OOZ, Fearing - A Life Of None, and Tones on Tail
This week we're joined by Luca Cimarusti to talk about Starting Line's gross video for Three's A Charm featuring a gut-busting joke where an old man has a threesome with highschool students.
We struggle with these turned (the other way) phrases, singer Kenny's budding sexuality, what feels like 30 tongue-takes, and "pathetic" youtube commenters.
Listen to Luca's band Luggage on your preferred streaming platform and buy their new tape at http://www.luggagechicago.bandcamp.com
This week we discuss our love/mock relationship with Red Hot Chili Peppers and their 1993 Coneheads tie-in, "Soul to Squeeze."
This song is totally about d r u g s , we get some of the best scatting we’ve had on the podcast, Emma finds a sentient bass guitar in the comments section, Dana Carvey’s Turtleman character mourns 9/11, and we determine the Suicide Squad equivalents of each band member
Music We Like: John Frusciante - “Niandra LaDes…”, Dot Hacker, The Coneheads, “Conehead Love,” Skeletal Family - “Futile Combat”
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(00:00) Rockabye is on 32 album releases, including “World’s Best Dad: Super Tracks for Super Dads” and “American Anthems II”
(11:00) Shawn Mullins creepily whispers a Jack Nicholson impression in the verse of this song that no one seems to remember, but there’s a reason
(19:00) These lyrics are literally about putting a sad audience member to bed
(42:00) Music Video feat. the punk daughter from Face/Off and a looming, leering, Shawn Mullins
(1:09:00) YouTube comments including one from the ACTUAL author of these lyrics
(1:25:00) Music We “Like”: Virgo Rouge, who is single handedly bringing back the “dead” music industry with her eclectic apartment psych rock
This week, against my will, we’re making fun of Actually Good Song “Ironic” by Alanis Morrisette. My guest Shaina Turian and I share memories about growing up with Jagged Little Pill, and Cohost Emma scoffs from the sidelines.
We generally try to avoid the tired, “this isn't ironic” observation and focus on what’s truly worth talking about: the disproportionate degrees of misfortune in the lyrics and their occasional similarities to a Mentos commercial, how it’s actually pretty good and cool that Alanis didn't care about the definition of “irony” when writing this song, and whether the characters in the music video are figments of her imagination or degenerative clones.
Also: How Futurama struck back against this song, the “massive amount of scatting” going on in 90’s fem rock, and smoking weed out of Bugles
Music We Like: Jagged Little Pill, Ariel Pink's "Dedicated to Bobby Jameson," and Cass McCombs' "Mangy Love"