RadioXU #26

Tom D. is back once again with a fat slice of indie-rock righteousness! Tonight we present the fourth and final installment of our series exploring the first run of The Sub Pop Singles Club!

– Playlist –

MONOMEN – Comanche
NIRVANA – Big Cheese
UNREST – When It All Comes Down
ROYAL TRUX – Steal Your Face
DIDJITS – Skull Baby
TAR – Deep Throw
DEAD MOON – Dirty Noise
SURGERY – Our Demise
LES THUGS – Chess And Crimes
PIGFACE – Empathy
BOSS HOG – Fire of Love
LAUGHING HYENAS – Public Animal #9
MUDHONEY – Halloween

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Peacefrog said...

Of all the Sub Pop episodes, I think I like this one the most. To my ears, it sounded the most Sub Pop of them all (the fact that Nirvana and Mudhoney were included probably contributed to this opinion) but stand out tracks from Green Magnet School and Big Damn Crazy Weight represent the "Sub Pop aesthetic" (if there is such a thing).

On a side note, it sounds like "Fire of Love" was the inspiration for Spinal Tap's "Gimme Some Money".

I am also a little surprised that the influence of Alice Cooper felt in music throughout the decades is not really discussed as much as other bands like the Velvet Underground, The Beatles, and Black Sabbath.


MAD4MUSIC said...

Hey buddy. Glad you enjoyed it!

Boss Hog’s "Fire of Love" does remind one of "Gimme Some Money"… I didn’t notice that until you mentioned it. The original version by Jody Reynolds is much slower and more of a lament… No Spinal Tap vibe there.

Yeah, you’re right about Alice Cooper. He’s reverently remembered but not as often discussed. His career has certainly been much longer that the others you mentioned. Maybe because his style is much more idiosyncratic (IMO), his influence is not as prominent…

Now that the Sub Pop series is wrapped, I’m giving thought to what’s next… I’m considering a series focused on Australian artists… Or maybe the long-threatened stoner rock series…