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COMPACT DISC-USSION: “An aptly named sea creature.” (1994) Hootie and The Blowfish are back on tour which means everyone’s posting “Hold My Hand” memes on Facebook. But do people really care about this radio frat blast or are they just succumbing to that commercial trap of mid-life nostalgia? Bob and Tim tackle this very question as they dissect one of their favorite (and the other’s least favorite) college albums, “Cracked Rear View.” (full disclosure … the use of “tackle” was meant to be a fishing joke.) 00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - a measure of quality

00:00:31  TOUR-TURE - and how listeners work

00:04:16  THE CD IS … CRACKED REAR VIEW - and, apparently, Bob owns their first two albums

00:10:40  NOW FRAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - and Tim quotes Cliff Poncier

00:15:35  HANNAH JANES - caught in a bland romance

00:19:49  HOLD MY HAND - Huey, Harry, Hootie & Bob


00:26:49  LET HER CRY - Idiot control now

00:30:21  ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU - Sophomoric efforts and not pledging a Frat

00:36:12  TANGLED UP IN BLUE - not written by a blowfish

00:41:06  RUNNING FROM AN ANGEL - sort of introducing the members of the band 

00:45:11  I’M GOING HOME -  and singing a song of one’s self

00:54:04  DROWNING - The Darius Rucker Experience

00:59:52  TIME - a really good lyric

01:03:41  LOOK AWAY - almost an Eddie Money song

01:04:37  NOT EVEN THE TREES - not a Huey Lewis song

01:05:21  GOODBYE - and also MOTHERLESS CHILD

01:07:22  A FAMILIAR THING - and fair-weather price for nostalgia 

01:14:10  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch phrase

Hear what college-declared infatuation creepily sounded like with the OFFICIAL HOLD MY HAND VIDEO.

Read an alternate track by track take on this very same album with Kenneth Partridge’s HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH’S “CRACKED REAR VIEW AT 20 review from

Peer through an era specific look at the band with HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH: SOUTHERN COMFORT, a 1994 article by Rich Cohen for Rolling Stone magazine.

Uncover the original version of Bob and Tim’s favorite Hootie and The Blowfish song that turned out to be a cover with the MUSIC VIDEO FOR 54-40’s I GO BLIND

Experience the raw sexual energy responsible for one of the show note descriptions with JOEL HODGSON AND FRIENDS' IDIOT CONTROL NOW from the POD PEOPLE episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.  

Take a slightly deeper look into Blowfish cowriter Bob Dylan with EVERY ONE OF THEM WORDS RANG TRUE: THE DEFIANCE OF TIME IN TANGLED UP IN BLUE by John Carvill and featured on

And, following this episode, give your ears the gift they deserve with BUILT TO SPILL’S “YOU WERE RIGHT off their 1999 release “Keep It Like A Secret.”

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This episode of 20TH CENTURY POP! was recorded by CAST, an online audio platform that lets you create and record a multi-guest podcast straight from your web-browser.     It was then mastered by AUPHONIC, a web-based post-production service that makes it sound like Bob and Tim are worth listening to.  Check out both sights for trial and subscription information.


“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at   Cleared for public domain use through Creative Commons under a CCO 1.0 Universal License.   

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20TH CENTURY POP! will return with a bonus episode of bloopers, outtakes and other audio deemed inaudible.

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