Having bought in to the Gen X commercialism of last week’s episode, Bob and Tim sell out with a bonus look at pop music in advertising. And Base-ketball gets a shout-out.Read More
There was a time when the biggest music act on the planet shot straight out of Britain to invade the U.S. Some would say they were bigger than Jesus. They would would say "eff the Beatles." And this episode Bob will say they were called Oasis.Read More
We can thank Nick Hornby (or curse John Cusack) for that middle-aged, music-snob curation of "The Dessert Island Top Five." And, while the typo leans toward a bunch of "Cake" references, Bob and Tim have actually put a lot of thought into compiling this compilation. So much, in fact, that its going to take TWO episodes to get though.Read More
The one idol Tim's ever wanted to be was Paul Westerberg. But not the sloppy frontman off the Replacements that gets written of in legend. Rather, TIm copped from his fairly forgotten solo output of the 1990s.Read More
It was a long walk from Tower Records before two college Freshman got to hear Pearl Jam’s Sophomore effort. And when they did, it altered the cerebral landscape of their pre-20-something minds. Clearly Bob and Tim can rekindle those same feelings in their 40s as they re-spin that compact disc … VS.Read More
Bob and Tim love talking about mix tapes, possibly more than you like hearing about them. Still, last week’s SINGLES episode stroked some nostalgia which wound up all over this bonus episode in which they take a 35 minute look into what comprises a melodically pleasing while thematically intended mix tape. Still, its not a HIGH FIDELITY episode so … sorry to disappoint fans of that bald guy who was also in SNAKES ON A PLANE.
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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:
“Dig For Fire” performed by Pixies from their 1990 album BOSANOVA
“The Elephant” performed by Dodgy off their 1998 compilation ACE A’s AND KILLER B'S
The use of these songs are for entertainment purposes and without the expressed permission of the recording artist.
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Bob and Tim spent much of the ‘90s making 90 minute mix-tapes for anyone within earshot. So on today’s episode, they excavate the flannel-wrapped relic that guided this reel-to-reel worship, 1992’s “SINGLES” soundtrack.Read More