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Episode Info: 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 quality00:00:31 TOUR-TURE - and how listeners work00:04:16 THE CD IS … CRACKED REAR VIEW - and, apparently, Bob owns their first two albums00:10:40 NOW FRAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - and Tim quotes Cliff Poncier00:15:35 HANNAH JANES - caught in a bland romance00:19:49 HOLD MY HAND - Huey, Harry, Hootie & Bob00:26:49 LET HER CRY - Idiot control now00:30:21 ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU - Sophomoric efforts and not pledging a Frat00:36:12 TANGLED UP IN BLUE - not written by a blowfish00:41:06 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 self00:54:04 DROWNING - The Darius Rucker Experience00:59:52 TIME - a really good lyric01:03:41 LOOK AWAY - almost an Eddie Money song01:04:37 NOT EVEN THE TREES - not a Huey Lewis song01:05:21 GOODBYE - and also MOTHERLESS CHILD01:07:22 A FAMILIAR THING - and fair-weather price for nostalgia 01:14:10 CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch phraseHear 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 Billboard.com.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 BLINDExperience 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 Popmatters.com.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.”The use of audio and video clips linked from YOUTUBE are for educational purposes and without the expressed permission of their legal holding companies. All rights remain with with their original distributor.This episode of 20TH CENTURY POP! was recorded by CAST, an online audio platform that lets you create and record a multi-gues...
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