How difficult is it for five people to get into one studio?
Oh wait, that’s how we started the last podcast.
Here’s part two of our time machine trip to 1993. Dr. Gonzo is, once again, MIA, but the remaining crew of Big Money, Cunningham, Mike Duquette and Michael Parr hold down the fort until the next podcast with a series of humorous and educational anecdotes about a pivotal year in pop culture.
What will you hear/learn?
-We shout out Billboard’s Top 10 albums of 1993, where Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” uncomfortably shared space with Eric Clapton’s “Unplugged” and Kenny G.’s “Breathless,” which sold 3.6 MILLION COPIES in 1993. Just for reference’s sake: Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” is the best selling album of 2013 so far. Mr. G sold almost double that in one year.
-We attempt to figure out which of Garth Brooks’ albums was in 1993, since the covers seemed to follow sort of, a…template?
-Cunningham indulges his Britpop fetish with a discussion about The London Suede.
-What’s your beef with U2′s “Zooropa?” The album that confounded millions of fans is now regarded as something of a cult classic (and rightfully so, if you agree with the gang.)
-Why did the NYPD love Fat Joe so much?
-Parr geeks out over The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Siamese Dream” and his personal favorite track, “Mayonaise.”
-Although two iconic bands of the ’80s came back in 1993 (Duran Duran and Run-DMC, for those playing at home,) did 1993 represent the end of the “old guard” of the previous decade?
-We pay our respects to Frank Zappa (who passed in 1993) by asking the immortal question…can you enjoy his music without the aid of drugs?
-We also briefly discuss the 1993 passing of another icon, actor River Phoenix.
-We set a record for the most awkward time machine jokes of all time!
-Parr sets a personal record for most bands involved with in one year…a record that might have been broken since by Dave Grohl.
-It’s Big Money’s 20th workiversary and he’s fishing for props!
-The podcast concludes with a lesson in “Pittsburgh-ese” from Cunningham.
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