This week Michael Munoz brings his gringo expertise, and Leigh harnesses her SaNdLeR background to discuss a godawful song and video from The Offspring.
It's a wretched reboot of Pretty Fly For A White Guy featuring a cringeworthy pastiche of latino culture (mostly women) and a prominent, nauseating Rob Schneider soundbite.
Oh, the video also features high school Lolitas being molested by their principle... as a prank?
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3, 2, 1, Kaboom. This week I blow up the moon, and this podcast, by doing my first ever official solo episode. (I think I had a solo Grammys show like 3 years back, but we all know the Grammys don't actually matter)
I'm here to dissect one of the more bizarre entries into That Awful Sound cannon: a collaboration between Blues Traveler, JC Chasez, and 3OH!3.
Blow Up The Moon is the titular track from an album full of unwanted collaborations including Jewel, Rome without Sublime, and a guy from American Pie.
Not bizarre enough, you claim? Well, the music video was generated using Grand Theft Auto V rendering software.
Music I Actually Like: Talking Heads - '77, and Captain Beefheart - Shiny Beast
This week we revisit early 2000's metalcore, and then flash-forward 6 years to when it got extremely bad, with Eighteen Visions' "Victim."
We discuss the band's transformation over their career, from interesting and good to opening for Hinder.
Music We Like: Touche Amore's Green, Daughters' Satan in the Wait, R'n'R, Doomriders, and Suicide File.
This week Leigh joins me to talk about not being allowed to listen to Alanis, not wanting to shave her armpits, and a song we both still kind of like: Paula Cole's "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?
We go over the amazingly misinterpreted lyrics of this song, including anti-feminists misreadings by Spin Magazine, Rush Limbaugh, and former congressman Allen West.
Music we still like: Swirlies - They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in the Glittering World of the Salons and Lisa Loeb's Silly Sing-along
Welcome back to the show! This week we're returning to mid-00's radio demo with Dashboard Confessional and Spider-Man 2.
We cover the history of this song, including the fact that it was written in 10 minutes by an inspired Chris Carraba after a screening of Spider-Man 2.
We also suss out the creepiness of these lyrics, one listener's overtly creepy interpretation of these lyrics, and Cohost Tony reminisces about carrying around a watercolor portrait of Chris Carraba in his three-ring binder.
Music We Like: Thrice - The Grey, Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth, Zeta - L'antiteoria Del Todo