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128 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
060 - Woodstock (1969 to 1999) (with Derek Paul)
On a very special, very different episode of Jukebox Zeroes, Lilz & Patrick are joined by Derek Paul of punk-metal act Crowfeeder, and the metal podcast From Corners Unknown for a rousing discussion on one of the most enduring pieces of American music nostalgia: The Woodstock Festival. Join us for a more educational sort of episode, in which we discuss the highs and lows of this institution of boomer culture. From the original hippy-fest of 1969, to the unimpressive 1979 anniversary concert, to the spontaneously grassroots 1989 festival, to the 1994 mud-fest, to the dudebro riots and bonfires of 1999.
116 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
059 - Insane Clown Posse - The Great Milenko (1997) (with Jim Schultz)
From their Detroit beginnings in the late 1980s, it seems like horrorcore rap pioneers Insane Clown Posse have never gotten a fair shake from critics or the media. Despite helping trailblaze mid-Western hip-hop, earning a cult legion of fans over the years, and finding major success via their chaotic and rapturous live shows, the duo of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have been little more than a punchline to the majority of reviewers, and have only just recently begun to receive reappraisal, over 15 studio records in.We at Jukebox Zeroes refuse to buy into the surface-level mockery however, and want to make our own assessment. On this episode Lilz & Patrick are re-joined by Jim Schultz (Rounding out our Old Men Yell At Cloud crossover month: "Old Men Yell At Lilz") to learn from Insane Clown Posse as outsiders looking in. And to get the best possible experience, it stands to reason that we'd want to review an album considered their greatest, thus we dive into a record beloved among fans, and one of several that helped put the duo on the map; 1997's The Great Milenko.Local Music Feature: Solo Sexx - "Love Sexx & Danger"#ZeroScience#JukeboxZeroes#MusicPodcast#OddPodSquad#PodernFamily#InsaneClownPosse#HeeHeeHeeHeeHaHaHaHa
110 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
058 - U2 - Pop (1997) (with Christopher G. Brown)
From their beginnings in the 1980s U2 have maintained a reputation for their earnest and serious-minded pop rock, often tackling social issues, spiritual mattesr, and their Irish background in their new wave-inflected songs. In the 1990s however, the band experienced a career rebirth in embracing a more ironic and detached image, with a dance-inspired sound to match, achieving major commercial success on the backs of albums like Achtung Baby and Zooropa.For many however, this shift away from their classic sound would reach a tipping point in 1997 with the release of their 9th record, Pop. The album was not a commercial or critical failure initially, but left a lot of fans and reviewers confused and baffled by this latest effort, which many believed couldn't reach a proper balance between rock and electronic. This, coupled with a turbulent production timeline, as well as a tour controversial for its technical failures sullied Pop's reputation, and to this day it's still regarded as one of U2's weakest efforts.On this episode of Jukebox Zeroes we begin the first of a two-part crossover month we're dubbing "Old Men Yell At Lilz Month". Lilz and Patrick are joined by Christopher G. Brown of Nickelbackin' and Old Men Yell At Cloud (of course) to dig into U2's Pop for themselves, and decide whether it should have gotten a fairer shake.Local Music Feature: Left Hand Does - "Rock Walker"#ZeroScience#JukeboxZeroes#MusicPodcast#OddPodSquad#PodernFamily#U2#RockHardBonking
119 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
057 - Queen - Hot Space (1982) (with Ashleigh & Maggie of Rock Candy)
Few could have foreseen a rock group with a penchant for glam-inflected, genre-bending, often progressive songs striking it big during the disco era, but famed UK rockers Queen did just that in 1980. "Another One Bites The Dust" took Freddie Mercury and company's signature sound, and adapted it into a funky, club-friendly style that earned the group their biggest commercial success in America, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for three weeks, and making a chart hit out of The Game, the record it was attached to.Spurred on by this achievement, and hyper-focused on maintaining this newfound pop clout in the US, Queen responded to The Game's reaction by doubling down on the disco focus of "Another One Bites The Dust". 1982's Hot Space was the result, a record which traded the band's hard, operatic guitar rockers for electronic dance numbers with synthesized arrangements, which took heavy inspiration from the disco group Chic. Though Hot Space rendered a top 20 hit in the US, and contained one of the band's most enduring songs (Tacked on as a last-minute addition from a previous single release) it was widely panned by critics and fans, and would be the last major commercial success Queen had in America before Mercury's passing.On the latest episode of Jukebox Zeroes, Lilz & Patrick welcome back Ashleigh and Maggie of the Rock Candy Podcast. The four of them dig into Hot Space and decide for themselves if it was deserving of the negative reception so many decades later. Join us for rousing discussions on the "disco sucks" movement, petticoats, and Billy Joel's drunken carousing.Local Music Feature: Hands 3 - "Your Hands"#ZeroScience#JukeboxZeroes#MusicPodcast#OddPodSquad#PodernFamily#RockCandy#Queen#PizzaGabriel
136 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
056 - Nu-Metal Roundup (with Ashley Rogers)
Ah, nu metal. The runt subgenre of metal that swapped fast tempos and guitar solos for heavy syncopation, rapped vocals, turntables and samples, and a greater influence from Faith No More than Led Zeppelin. Few styles of music have inspired such a wide, contrasting swath of both adoration and revulsion. It's been described as the sound that nearly destroyed metal during its late-90s to mid-00s heyday, while jump-starting the careers of seasoned acts like Korn, Slipknot, Disturbed, Linkin Park, and yes...even Limp Bizkit, and conveying a message of detached anti-social behavior that reached edgy teenage boys primarily.Both Lilz and Patrick have a sordid and embarrassing history with this genre, and on this episode of Jukebox Zeroes they're joined by fellow nu metal survivor, playwright, and fellow podcaster Ashley Rogers (The Is It Transphobic Podcast) to face their past head on. In this, the Nu Metal Roundup, we've compiled a selection of tracks to riff, examine, and generally pick apart, in the hope of exorcising these JNCO-wearing demons.The only stipulation here? No A-listers are allowed. You'll find no Deftones, System Of A Down, or Staind here. Only bands that took off hugely at Ozzfest and Locobazooka, only to immediately fizzle out and be doomed to tour dive bars at the age of 47.And you get to join us!Sorry.Music Feature: PUYA - "Ride" (AKA get on the PUYA train)#ZeroScience#JukeboxZeroes#MusicPodcast#OddPodSquad#PodernFamily#NuMetal#Der
137 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
055 - Queensryche - Frequency Unknown (2013) (with Todd Bowes)
The Washington state-based band Queensryche are revered in the annals of metal history. Not only did they help define the subgenre of progressive metal in its earliest stages, but also gave it two of its most revered records in Operation: Mindcrime (Oft-regarded as one of the greatest concept records of all time) and the mega-selling Empire. (Which featured the massive Billboard hit "Silent Lucidity.")In spite of their esteemed legacy however, the band would reach an incredibly tumultuous splintering by 2012. By then, lead singer Geoff Tate had been exacting a more and more dictatorial level of control over the group, was responsible for some questionable and poorly received artistic choices, and would exhibit more and more irrational and violent behavior towards his fellow band-mates. By a majority vote he was summarily kicked out of the band he helped form, only to slap the remaining members with a lawsuit to attempt to claim the Queensryche name. A judge would ultimately side with the rest of the group, but the lengthy deliberations allowed there to be two bands under the Queensryche name releasing records and performing at the same time.To capitalize upon this and attempt to claim the brand for his own, Tate rushed the 2013 record Frequency Unknown to stores. It featured a slew of session musicians, outside songwriters, and innumerable problems with the sound mixing in the rush to beat his former bandmates to the punch, and received tepid-to-negative reaction from fans and critics, who to this day consider the record to be one of the worst things to bear the Queensryche banner.On the latest episode of Jukebox Zeroes, Lilz & Patrick are re-joined by previous guest Todd Bowes of Downcity Armory to endure Frequency Unknown, the lone record by Geoff Tate's Queensryche-In-Name-Only lineup. Will they find some hidden depths and uncovered gems among the wreckage of poor audio mixing, and Tate's own colossal ego and pettiness?Probably not. But listen anyway!Local Music Feature: Jeb Bush Orchestra - "Space & Time"#ZeroScience#JukeboxZeroes#MusicPodcast#OddPodSquad#PodernFamily#Queensryche#GeoffTate#TrenchFullOfUrine
111 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
054 - The Clash - Cut The Crap (1985) (with Austin Scholl)
For the nearly 10 years of their inception, The Clash were responsible for both defining and then expanding the sound of punk rock in the late 70s and early 80s. The songwriting duo of Joe Strummer and Mick Jones were responsible for introducing elements of reggae, hip-hop, new wave, and disco to the genre, as well a recording some of the most beloved punk albums and singles of all time, including albums like London Calling and Sandanista, which are frequently listed as among the greatest rock records ever released.In spite of their success, the band collapsed hard during the mid-80s. During this time their drummer Topper Headon as well as Jones were fired from the band, while Joe Strummer's mental wellness gradually deteriorated, allowing their hubristic manager to take control of the sound of what would be their final album. Far from the back to basics record it was intended to be, 1985's Cut The Crap was a messy deluge of drum machines, tuneless synths, questionable samples, and amateur-level production quality.Welcome to season four of Jukebox Zeroes! In our inaugural episode, Lilz & Patrick dig into Cut The Crap with assistance from return-guest Austin Scholl of post-punk project ThornBrain & Let's Play series TheStrawHatNO!. Join them as they try to find some semblance of good in what was an incredibly depressing bookend to The Clash's legacy.Local Music Feature: ThornBrain - "Electricity"#ZeroScience#JukeboxZeroes#MusicPodcast#OddPodSquad#PodernFamily#TheClash#ILongForThePrairie
120 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
053 - Garth Brooks/Chris Gaines - Greatest Hits/The Life Of Chris Gaines (1999) (with Cat Verlicco)
Country-pop musician Garth Brooks remains one of the most commercially successful performers of the 90s despite a complete lack of pop chart singles. During the decade he commanded a rabidly devoted legion of fans, hungry for his distinct, then-unheard of blend of country music, which infused the genre with elements of rock and pop music, into a style that is now considered the modern norm.These same fans had to have been utterly perplexed, when in the late-90s he seemed to abruptly abandon his country roots and changed his image into an edgy, wiry rocker in guyliner and a soul patch by the name of Chris Gaines. This, it would turn out, was part of an elaborate marketing ploy for a feature film that Brooks was producing and starring in, which never came to fruition. In preparation for the film however, perhaps to better introduce this odd character to audiences, he released a "Greatest Hits" record under the Gaines moniker titled "In The Life Of Chris Gaines".It was a confusing and vexing ordeal that Brooks' fans rejected, and though In The Life Of Chris Gaines debuted to strong sales, it very quickly left the public consciousness, was buried by Brooks himself, and ultimately served as an embarrassing footnote in his career.Now it's the season 3 finale of Jukebox Zeroes and we're going to weigh in. On this latest episode Lilz & Patrick team up with return guest Cat Verlicco of The Knock-Ups & OTP, and give their thoughts on this bizarre piece of 90s pop culture weirdness.Local Music Feature: Heather Millette - "Home"
134 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
052 - Paris Hilton - Paris (2006) (with Aimee Hauthaway)
The 00s were a rough time for music. New technology revolutionized the way music was listened to, but further severed the gap between the music industry and consumers, controversial subgenres like nu metal, emo, crunk, metalcore, teen pop, and others enjoyed some of their greatest levels of commercial prevalence, and legendary acts like Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and others put out some of their worst material of all time.Should it be any surprise then, that celebutante/reality TV star Paris Hilton would put out a pop record of her own, heavy on club beats and double-entendres, but light on depth and easily forgettable?Probably not.On a new episode of Jukebox Zeroes, Lilz & Patrick welcome back JBZ all-star Aimee Hauthaway to help them make sense of Paris, the lone 2006 effort from Paris Hilton, and hopefully find some semblance of profundity. Join them for tired and bleary rants on poptimism, Rod Stewart, and ponderances just how dang horny this record can get.Local Music Feature: Forhill - "Iris"
115 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
051 - Aerosmith - Nine Lives (1997) (with Shane Smith)
Aerosmith experienced a major setback in the late 1970s and much of the 1980s, driven largely by their excessive partying lifestyle, but they bounced back in a big way heading into the 1990s. During this time, they experienced a new and unprecedented level of popularity, releasing numerous multi-million selling records, landing multiple singles on the Billboard charts, and earning a plethora of awards along the way.The band's dogged pursuit of sobriety undoubtedly played a major part, but much of their newfound crossover success could also be attributed to their equally dogged pursuit of merchandising themselves, as well as a new reliance upon outside songwriters to make Steven Tyler and Joe Perry's hard-rock blues more accessible. (Which would lead to accusations of selling out.)Their 12th album, 1997's "Nine Lives" would mark the end of this period of success, and serve as the beginning of the end for the group's pop relevancy up to that point. A combination of interpersonal band turmoil, label-related production issues, and a sometimes clumsy live tour that followed would all come to define Nine Lives, which generated big singles, but very quickly fell off sales charts, earned dismissive reviews, and is now considered Aerosmith's worst record to date.On this episode of Jukebox Zeroes, Lilz and Patrick dig into Nine Lives with the help of actor/musician/haver-of-interesting-musical-opinions Shane Smith. Join them as Patrick and Shane dig for lost treasure in the craggy formations of Nine Lives, while Lilz refuses to get over her visceral hatred of Aerosmith for long enough to play devil's advocate just this once.Local Music Feature: Fifth Business - "Fat Cat"
95 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
050 - Attila's Revenge! (1970)
1969 to 1970 was an odd time in the career of piano-based soft rock crooner Billy Joel. After the breakup of his first band, the psychedelic outfit the Hassles, Joel and fellow Hassles drummer Jon Small would team up to form Attila, who were an oddity of a band at the time, for their unconventional lineup. The band consisted of Small on drums, and Joel on vocals and organ, which was run through a variety of pedals and effects generators, and ultimately produce a bizarre hybrid of psychedelic, acid, noise, and hard rock, even with elements of doom metal beneath.Critics didn't see things the same way however, and the band was soundly mocked for the perceived ridiculousness of their sound, for the bizarre barbarian aesthetic they presented themselves in, and for having a needlessly gruesome debut album cover.But hang on a second...We've been down this road before, haven't we?To celebrate the 50th episode of Jukebox Zeroes, Lilz & Patrick present their first ever "Revenge!" episode, returning once again to Attila's debut record (The first album they ever reviewed on the podcast) to see if it sounds any better so many years later.#JonSmallDidNothingWrong#EatYourFish#JuniorMints
97 minutes | May 27, 2020
049 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Coming Out Of Their Shells (1990) (with Byron McNeal)
Of all the animated franchises to emerge from the doldrums of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was among the biggest, and certainly one of the most profitable. Their success came largely on the back of their Saturday morning cartoon show, which begat feature films, video games, action figures, and an endless barrage of children's merchandise. The franchise thrives to this day but in the late 80s and early 90s one couldn't walk two steps without tripping over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-branded stuff.So of course it made sense to adapt the adventures of Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo into a touring musical stage show...right?Believe it or not this existed. The Coming Out Of Their Shells tour was a multi-city affair which took place in a variety of amphitheaters across North America. Though commercially successful, it was thoroughly mocked and lambasted for being a naked merchandising ploy. One with slipshod costumes and sets, a paper-thin plotline, and a soundtrack that was beyond cheesy.Fortunately we at Jukebox Zeroes like ourselves some cheese. On this episode Lilz & Patrick join up with Byron McNeal, a writer for Nerd Caliber, and co-host of the Weeb Trash Can podcast. The three of them listen to the soundtrack to Coming Out Of Our Shells and decide whether there's deeper meaning under the surface of this profoundly baffling artifact of the 90sLocal Music Feature: Doomer Juice - "Joybubbles"
104 minutes | May 14, 2020
048 - Misfits - The Devil's Rain (2011) (with Dante Caroselli)
By 2011 there was barely much left of The Misfits, the famed New Jersey band who helped shape the sound of 80s hardcore, and birthed the subgenre of horror punk with their sci-fi and B-movie-themed songs. Longtime frontman Glenn Danzig was long absent, having found greater success as a solo act, and his replacement Michale Graves was also short-lived,. while veteran guitarist Doyle had been fired from the band years ago. The only remaining constant Misfit was longtime bassist Jerry Only, who wrested total control of the band in 2001, performing as lead songwriter and vocalist, where he had previously only been the bassist.This short-lived Jerry Only-fronted iteration of the Misfits produced only one studio full-length in 2011, titled The Devil's Rain. It featured a team with strong punk roots working on it, including members of Black Flag and Murphy's Law, as well as a producer for The Ramones, Reverend Horton Heat, and Biohazard. But in spite of this, The Devil's Rain was poorly received both by fans and critics, who bemoaned its lack of energy and Only's facsimile impression of Glenn Danzig. To this day it's considered the worst of their catalog, and certainly their lowest rated critically.Lilz & Patrick are not punk fans by any stretch, but on this next episode of Jukebox Zeroes they turn to a proper punk expert; Dante Caroselli of punk acts Brociopath and Gas Attack, to help them sift through the ruins of The Devil's Rain and deliver a proper verdict. Join us as Lilz seriously disappoints a lot of her fellow goths, Patrick talks disjointedly about 'nila puddin', and a lot of bad New Jersey accents happen.Local Music Feature: Home Despot - "Surreal Estate"
111 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
047 - The Heads - No Talking, Just Head (1996) (with Scott Kurland)
The band Talking Heads broke up in 1991 largely by the hand of their eccentric frontman and primary songwriter; David Byrne. After several years of mounting turmoil amidst the rest of the group, Byrne decided the legendary new wave act had run it's course, and opted to focus on his own solo career instead.The rest of the band (Tina Weymouth on bass, Chris Frantz on drums, and Jerry Harrison on keys) felt slighted, but ultimately went along with it until the mid-90s, when they expressed a desire to regroup and perform as Talking Heads again. The only stumbling block was Byrne himself, who remained uninterested in continuing under their old band.In Byrne's stead, the trio recruited a collection of guest vocalists (All previous collaborators from other groups) to sing and write lyrics for "No Talking, Just Head", an album produced under the unsubtle moniker of The Heads. Plans for a full tour and multiple new records were blocked by Byrne himself, who sued the new group for being too similar to Talking Heads, but "No Talking, Just Head" would still see release in 1996 to dissatisfaction from critics and reviewers.On this episode of Jukebox Zeroes Lilz & Patrick are joined once again by JBZ all-star Scott Kurland of Writer's Bagel Basket, and the new Zero Science mini-series Where In The World Is Steven Q. Urkel?. The three of them expose themselves to the tragedy that was "No Talking, Just Head", try to find some semblance of normalcy within it, and figure out exactly why Ed Kowalzcyk at all.Local Music Feature: The Difference Engine - "Coastal Number Four"
138 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
046 - Creed - Weathered (2001) (with Clinton Degan)
By 2001, post-grunge Floridians Creed were at their commercial peak as well as their most loathed by the public at large. Driven by Scott Stapp's stupendous ego, overwrought balladeering, and unsubtly evangelical songwriting, Creed enjoyed a level of hatred and critical disdain that is still felt even to this day, long past the band's relevancy.Then it all came crashing down (Even moreso than usual) with the release of their 3rd record, Weathered, an album that would keep the band afloat commercially, but earn their worst reviews until their 4th record in 2009, and more consequently spell the beginning of the end for Creed, who would break up amidst a series of Stapp-driven controversies that all seemed to pop up in the immediate wake of Weathered's release.It was inevitable that we'd eventually cover a Creed record on Jukebox Zeroes. On this episode Lilz & Patrick are joined by return guest Clinton Degan of Body English (And the infamous Greta Van Fleet episode) to plumb through Weathered in its entirety, praise an unsung hero of the record, and christ-pose a lot.Local Music Feature: Square Ape - "We Are Light"
110 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
045 - Weezer - Make Believe (2005) (with Al Gentile & Taylor Keefe)
90s act Weezer were on the fast track to be alternative rock heroes as early as their 1994 debut The Blue Album, which introduced bouncy power-pop vibes and emotional openness to the grunge-dominated rock music scene, and earned massive commercial success and critical acclaim for the band. This very nearly all went out the window with their follow-up, 1996's Pinkerton, which neither sold well nor was reviewed well. (Though would later go on to be a major influence in the development of emo music, and be praised years later.) This immediate shift in fortunes spooked frontman and primary songwriter Rivers Cuomo, who after a band hiatus came back with material that was commercially successful, but leaned more heavily away from introspective alt songs, in favor of imminently more accessible pop rock, their reviews growing ever more middling as new records hit shelves.In 2005 Weezer released their 5th record, Make Believe, which was intended to be a return to the heartfelt songwriting of the Blue Album and Pinkerton days, but would receive mixed reviews for its over-simplistic songs, and would come to be defined not just as one of the band's worst records, but a tipping point into frustrating mediocrity, which the band never quite recovered from.On this episode of Jukebox Zeroes, Lilz & Patrick are joined by return guest Al Gentile of Analogs, and new guest and Weezer expert Taylor Keefe of Shoeless Thunder to try to find some solace in Make Believe. Join us for discussions on Rick Rubin, arachnophobia, and Shrek 2.Local Music Feature: Analogs - Pantomime
90 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
044 - Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out? (2000) (with Jim Schultz)
Upon its release in 2000 "Who Let The Dogs Out?" by Baha Men earned a place in pop culture infamy almost immediately. The single from the Bahamas-based junkanoo-fusion group's album of the same name was a surprise hit in the UK and across many other parts of Europe, and became an immediate staple of children's movie soundtracks, sporting events, and really bad standup comedy bits, subsequently joining the ranks of other blink-and-you'll-miss-it "Worst Of All Time" ranked one-hit wonders as "Crazy Frog", "What Does The Fox Say", and innumerable others.It is with this in mind that we made an attempt to critique Who Let The Dogs Out? the record on its own merits, joined by return guest and Old Men Yell At Cloud co-host Jim Schultz. Between drunkenness, exhaustion, a lack of available information about the group and the album, and a general sense of mediocrity beyond the infamous title track...well the important part is an attempt was made.Join us as we listen to Who Let The Dogs Out? and talk about the origins of junkanoo music, the praises of Imani Coppola, big bowls of chili, Reginald Matrix, and other forays into madness and idiocy on our part.Local Music Feature: FBGM - "Gotta Get A Message To You" (Bee Gees cover)
92 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
043 - Van Halen - Van Halen III (1998) (with D-Tension)
Hard rock legends Van Halen experienced their biggest commercial and critical successes from the late-1970s to the mid-1980s under the frontmanship of the charismatic, energetic goofball of a lead singer that was David Lee Roth. But interpersonal tensions would lead to Roth's dismissal from the group in 1985. Further success was achieved via his replacement, Sammy Hagar, who would also be ejected from the band in 1996 due to more infighting. After a false start in achieving a reunion with Roth, they instead turned to Gary Cherone, the former frontman of glam metal-turned-groove rock band Extreme, to helm the wayward group.The lone album Van Halen cut with Cherone, 1998's Van Halen III was a marked departure from the band's typical sound, containing a heavier emphasis on experimentation, and balladry far removed from their hard-rocking party-centric style up to that point. Fans and critics were not having it, and the record suffered from poor commercial sales and even poorer reviews, to the point where touring attendance suffered, leaving Cherone to exit the band in shame, and Van Halen to go on an extended hiatus until 2003.On this episode of Jukebox Zeroes Lilz & Patrick team up with rapper, radio-man, and Van Halen expert D-Tension to slog through Van Halen III for themselves. Join them as they wade through the depths of Eddie Van Halen's ego, to decide whether this record is best left buried, or deserving of a fairer shake.Local Music Feature: D-Tension - Piss You Off
97 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
042 - AllMusic.com Bottom Of The Barrel Roundup (with Heather Mack & Mike Dunn)
On the latest episode of Jukebox Zeroes, Lilz and Patrick get into their critical submarine and embark, James Cameron-like on an aural deep dive. Not a deep dive like one would dive into the discography of a favored artist or band, but a deep dive into the dregs of musical badness. Instead of scouring the bottom of the Marianas Trench like Jacques Cousteau would, they'll be scouring the depths of the internet music database and review site AllMusic.com (A constant critical source for many episodes) for critical disappointment.For this roundup, Lilz and Patrick have gathered up 12 random records from the murky reaches of AllMusic's 1-star review section, and along with return guests and fellow bad music connoisseurs Heather Mack and Mike Dunn of Make It Stop, will be attempt to make some sense of the hideous treasures they unearth. Maybe there are some gems hidden among these musical failures.Not likely.But join us anyway!
98 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
041 - Oasis - Be Here Now (1997) (with Jonathan Sasor)
Amidst a cloud of heavy drug usage, media obsession, paranoia, overindulgence, and internal unrest, Britpop icons Oasis released their 3rd studio full-length in 1997. The album, titled Be Here Now, was intended to be even bigger than the album that preceded it, their mega-selling breakthrough (What's The Story?) Morning Glory.For a while it seemed as though Be Here Now would reach those lofty heights, becoming the fastest-selling British record of the year, scoring multiple Top 10 hits, and rave reviews from the public. The initial glow wore off very quickly however, and critics and the public were very quick to turn upon it. Be Here Now would go on to achieve the dubious honor of the most returned album to second hand stores, retrospective reviews declared it bloated and overproduced, and it would maintain a reputation as one of Oasis' all-time worst records.Is it, though? That's what we intend to find out on this new episode of Jukebox Zeroes. Joined by return guest Jon Sasor of Ease Into The Noise and Melt, Lilz and Patrick dig out the soul of Be Here Now, and try to find some solace amidst the 36-piece orchestras and Liam Gallagher's thick Mancunian accent.Local Music Feature : Melt - Blank Pages
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