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Episode 339: Love Hz (A Valentine's Day Special)

Episode 339: Love Hz (A Valentine's Day Special)

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we thought it was high time to explore the dumber side of love. Throughout history, men have been writing songs about love in a quest to continually pitch their woo, but sometimes - pretty much every time - it just comes out wrong.

Join Kevin, Carrie, Marcus, and Ian as they embark on a journey into the heart of derpness and laugh their way through some of the most egregiously awkward "love" songs that missed their mark, and then some. 

ROCKTOBER 2012: 1991 - The Year Punk Broke

In August of 1991, film maker/director David Markey and Sonic Youth were sitting together in a hotel room in Ireland during their European tour. Jet-lagged and tired, they sat and watched Motley Crue on MTV, who after the release of Dr. Feelgood in 1989 were one of the biggest, most commercially successful bands of the time. Overall, glam rock was still the type of stuff that was filling the radio, stadium tours, and mass appeal for what people seemed to want from their music. So, when the Crue covered the Sex Pistols “Anarchy in the U.K.”  Markey uttered the snarky remark “1991: The Year Punk Broke”. Everyone laughed, and according to Markey this became the running joke that can be heard throughout the tour he was filming as part of a Sonic Youth documentary.

This documentary also included a circus of other underground punk, or what people had coined “alternative” or “grunge” bands that were all relatively unknown to most of mainstream music.  Little did Markey know, his statement would soon become somewhat ironic as he filmed bands like Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland, Gumball, and Nirvana moments before they would officially break open the dam for commercial mainstream punk success, flooding the public with a musical attitude and approach that had been primarily isolated and sequestered in the punk community up to this point. Sure, if you were already into the punk or underground rock scene at the time, even if you just listened to the majority of college radio in the years leading up to it, then this explosion probably wasn’t as dramatic. But, in terms of the mass, mainstream and commercial music scene and its fans, this was their introduction to something completely raw and new.