053 DENNIS LEARY: NO CURE FOR CANCER

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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COMPACT DISC-USSION:  "You know what I'm going to do?  I'm going to say OKAY."  (1993)  Its the official 20Popcast origin story as Bob and Tim share just how it was they got into college.  Actually that's a bit of an over-sell as its kind of just mentioned at the top of the episode.  What they're really discussing is Dennis Leary's nicotine stained, vulgarity-strained stand-up album, NO CURE FOR CANCER.  So throw on that leather jacket, light up that Camel Light and be just a little leery of the comedy that ensues.

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - Ocean Sides
00:00:57  TALKING AROUND A NERVE - and that name is Komiku
00:03:51  THE CD IS … NO CURE FOR CANCER - and how they got into college
00:16:29  A STEVEN WRIGHT STORY - brought to you by a warm, man-handled can of coke
00:21:35  “A**HOLE” - and a lip-synch ballet
00:25:59  “DRUGS” - too many “okays”
00:29:23  “REHAB” -  and the show was called ‘Comics Only”
00:36:05  “MORE DRUGS” - age-appropriate ranting
00:40:46  “SMOKE” - prop persona
00:44:20  “MEAT” - 20th Century Douche
00:47:23  “DEATH” -  finally relateable
00:48:38  “THE DOWNTRODDEN SONG” - not a rock star
00:49:09  “TRADITIONAL IRISH FOLK SONG” and “VOICES IN MY HEAD”- final two tracks
00”49:49  PROP COMEDY - was this how they got into college?
00:55:26  CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase
00:58:08 - BONUS FEATURE: The founding of Hicksville

Watch some of the original MTV promos that first introduced Bob and Tim to Dennis Leary HERE.

And then try to envision an MTV that sporadically aired musical videos with this catchy hit single off the NO CURE FOR CANCER album HERE.

The let Dennis tell you a couple more things with an extended take of a few of the tracks off the album HERE.

And experience some deja vu following the actual album with Dennis Leary's appearance on Paul Provenza's long-missed Comedy Central talk show " Comics Only" HERE.

And, on an only slightly related note, watch the trailer for the movie that finally prompted Tim to take up smoking for 16 years HERE.

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Super Poupi ” and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return next week with a little bit of a lot of Tom Hanks.