20th Century Popcast is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.

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LIST-A-RAMA-A-GO-GO - "Just like albums ... but on compact discs."  (1989-1991)  Today's episode is going up a little later than normal because that's how long it took to rewind the tape.  Which tape?  How about Del La Soul, Living Color and Ned's Atomic Dustbin?  It's Bob and Tim's favorite albums from High school, even though "album" is not the proper media designation as they had them on cassettes and CDs.

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - unknown listeners
00:01:15  HUMP DAY - and Tim’s least favorite episode / “Two Princes”
00:08:55  SHIFTING TO CDS - and listening with a Z
00:14:08  WE ARE IN LOVE - deconstructing Harry … Connick … Junior / “We Are In Love”
00:27:02  GOD FODDER - and scrawling lyrics on the desk / “Grey Cell Green”  
00:34:46  TIME’S UP - not Oneida / “Type”
00:41:54  DON’T TELL A SOUL - a CD club that would have Tim as a member/ “Talent Show”
00:49:25  THREE FEET HIGH AND RISING - Rap geeks got Bob this way  / “The Magic Number”
00:56:02  COUNTER COULTURE - and that "music meant for me" bullshit
00:58:00  CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / “Groove Is In The Heart”

Watch a swingin' Harry Connick Jr. get a couple grandmas wet in this video version of "We Are In Love" HERE.

See what most 1990's music videos were looking like with "Kill Your Television" by Ned's Atomic Dustbin HERE.

Instead of something relevant to the album Bob was talking about, HERE's the video for the Living Color song Tim loved in High School, and was unaware was was made with any tongue pressed firmly in any cheek.

Watch the video Tim never saw for his favorite song he didn't know was off an album he hadn't heard of by a band he eventually found HERE.

Learn from the De La Soul video that inspired Bob to become the Bob he is now HERE.

And indulge the impractical promotional purpose of listening to Tim's least favorite episode of this very podcast HERE.

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“Two Princes” unfortunately performed by the unbearable Spin Doctors off their atrocious 1991 release POCKET FULL OF KRYPTONITE that neither Bob or Tim owned (although they both had it as a track on the 1993 SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER soundtrack).

"We Are In Love" crooned by Harry Connick Jr. on his 1990 album release also entitled WE ARE IN LOVE.

"Grey Cell Green" performed (with two basses) by Ned's Atomic Dustbin from their 1991 debut release GOD FODDER.

"Type" performed by Living Color off the 1990 album that GoogleMusic lists with a capital s in "time's," TIME'S UP

"Talent Show" performed by The Replacements and off the one CD in Tim's CD collection to still bear the BMG Music stamp, 1989's DON'T TELL A SOUL.

"The Magic Number" performed by De La Soul in their best One-To-Grow-On fashion and off their 1989 release 3 FEET AND RISING.

"Groove Is In The Heart" NOT performed by De La Soul, but rather Dee-Lite on their 1990 release WORLD CLIQUE.

The use of these songs are for entertainment purposes and without the expressed permission of the recording artist.

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return next week with a super special and ever indulgent anniversary celebration of 50 numbered episodes of this very podcast.