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The Show About The Music We Loved Before We Knew Any Better. Also, Good Music If There's Time.

The Show About The Music We Loved Before We Knew Any Better. Also, Good Music If There's Time.
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The Show About The Music We Loved Before We Knew Any Better. Also, Good Music If There's Time.

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Update On The Status of That Awful Sound

10/8/2018
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Sadly, the show must not go on. I may be back in the future, and you can continue to hear me once a week on Minion Death Cult at miniondeathcult.com, but as of now the show is on hiatus. Thank you to everyone for listening and for supporting. If you're a Patreon supporter, I will honor whatever rewards you've donated towards, and I'm going to get a small batch of new shirts made. Thanks again. Hope to see you soon. Alexander

Duration:00:04:37

Soul Is Wet (Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me)

8/27/2018
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Welp, it's finally here. The episode where I let Cahn and Aimee yell at me about how good Dave Matthews Band is, while I yell at them about how insane these lyrics are. Seriously, folks, this episode is rotten with Dave Matthews' sexual scat and spore: Boys, Cum, Bondage, Upskirts, Cunnilingus, and a Bare Bone all make up the song your parents made love to in 1996. Music We Like: Kali Uchis - Isolation, Jeff Buckley - Grace, and Mass Arrest - The Savage Season Continues

Duration:01:26:25

Arkansasdomy (Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication)

8/20/2018
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This week Shaina and Michael join me to revisit Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Californication," a mournfully chill song about how Californian culture is copulating with the rest of the world--to mixed results. How did Anthony Kiedis's "cleansing trip to Thailand" factor into the creation of this song? Do we have the strength of will to analyze all five verses? Can anyone but Californians enjoy this band responsibly? Plus: a music video featuring an RHCP-themed video game that doesn't exist and...

Duration:01:40:56

Lie Back & Think of Nebraska (Uncle Kracker - Follow Me)

8/15/2018
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Following in Kid Rock’s carpetbagging cowboy boot steps, Uncle Kracker released his debut album featuring this banal, confusingly confident single about: Also: a music video featuring characters fantasizing about better music, a Cracker with a stage performance like a tired sock, and an older woman in the comments section who tries to teach young boys the art of seduction.

Duration:01:03:11

160 - Sad 9/11 Superman (Five For Fighting - Superman / It's Not Easy)

8/6/2018
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This week I take on the sad superman song from 9/11. What more could you possibly need to know. Watch this video right now because it's incredibly dumb. Music I Like: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard

Duration:00:54:21

159 - Noice Noice (Offspring - Original Prankster)

7/30/2018
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This week Michael Munoz brings his gringo expertise, and Leigh harnesses her SaNdLeR background to discuss a godawful song and video from The Offspring. It's a wretched reboot of Pretty Fly For A White Guy featuring a cringeworthy pastiche of latino culture (mostly women) and a prominent, nauseating Rob Schneider soundbite. Oh, the video also features high school Lolitas being molested by their principle... as a prank? Get bonus content including music we still like and tons of youtube...

Duration:01:42:11

John Popper is Poly (Blues Traveler, JC Chasez, and 3OH!3 - Blow Up The Moon)

7/23/2018
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3, 2, 1, Kaboom. This week I blow up the moon, and this podcast, by doing my first ever official solo episode. (I think I had a solo Grammys show like 3 years back, but we all know the Grammys don't actually matter) I'm here to dissect one of the more bizarre entries into That Awful Sound cannon: a collaboration between Blues Traveler, JC Chasez, and 3OH!3. Blow Up The Moon is the titular track from an album full of unwanted collaborations including Jewel, Rome without Sublime, and a guy...

Duration:00:49:22

157 - PS3 Owner (Eighteen Visions - Victim)

7/16/2018
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This week we revisit early 2000's metalcore, and then flash-forward 6 years to when it got extremely bad, with Eighteen Visions' "Victim." We discuss the band's transformation over their career, from interesting and good to opening for Hinder. Music We Like: Touche Amore's Green, Daughters' Satan in the Wait, R'n'R, Doomriders, and Suicide File.

Duration:01:24:14

156 - Western Waxing (Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?)

7/8/2018
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This week Leigh joins me to talk about not being allowed to listen to Alanis, not wanting to shave her armpits, and a song we both still kind of like: Paula Cole's "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? We go over the amazingly misinterpreted lyrics of this song, including anti-feminists misreadings by Spin Magazine, Rush Limbaugh, and former congressman Allen West. Music we still like: Swirlies - They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in the Glittering World of the Salons and Lisa Loeb's Silly...

Duration:01:22:03

155 - FILM (Dashboard Confessional - Vindicated)

7/2/2018
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Welcome back to the show! This week we're returning to mid-00's radio demo with Dashboard Confessional and Spider-Man 2. We cover the history of this song, including the fact that it was written in 10 minutes by an inspired Chris Carraba after a screening of Spider-Man 2. We also suss out the creepiness of these lyrics, one listener's overtly creepy interpretation of these lyrics, and Cohost Tony reminisces about carrying around a watercolor portrait of Chris Carraba in his three-ring...

Duration:01:38:00

(Preview) Poopiate of the Masses (Lick It Up / I Wanna Be Bad)

6/20/2018
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We're still on vacation! In the meantime, get bonus content from Patreon.com/thatawfulsound This week it's bonus clips from our conversation with Joshua Toomey of Primer 55, including: Primer 55 opening for Limp Bizkit, weird lyrics from folks artists, and lots of stage banter from Paul Stanley. AND Bonus clips from our Willa Ford episode, including: Poo jokes, and a conversation about their place in society, Amanda Bynes' connection with this song, excerpts from a truly amazing Bro...

Duration:00:02:37

Cypher Soul Patch (Willa Ford - I Wanna Be Bad - With rap and with vocorder ALSO ALBUM VERSION)

6/11/2018
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This week we talk about Willa Ford, an aspiring bad girl whose career was cut short by a tragic event in 2001. Returning guest Laura Mee recalls this song helping hone her edge during the transition from Utah to California, and from pop to pop punk. We talk about the precedent set by the song with likely paved the way for the “dirty” eras of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera; A weird, Eminem-based rap verse by someone who is not Eminem; And an outfit featuring what we all agree to be...

Duration:01:30:45

153 - Brad's Memorial (Sublime - Date Rape)

6/3/2018
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This week on a very special episode of That Awful Sound, we take a self-guided Sublime tour around Long Beach, visiting important historical markers such as the Sublime mural, ONS liquor store, Cal State Long Beach (where 40 oz to Freedom was recorded), Bradley Nowell’s gravesite, and a random head shop in order to bring you a jam-packed episode on the band’s breakout single, Date Rape. How did this song exist? Why? Do Sublime fans invalidate whatever good intentions this song might’ve...

Duration:01:36:41

152 - Be Good To Yourself (KISS - Lick It Up)

5/28/2018
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This week we talk to Joshua Toomey of the Talk Toomey Podcast about playing in Primer 55, almost playing in Pressure 4-5, and interviewing Wes Borland on his podcast Talk Toomey Also, we revisit KISS and their 1983 single Lick It Up, their first appearance without makeup and what counterintuitively helped reignite their career. Music We Like: KISS - Destroyer, Artimus Pyle - Fucked From Birth, Bad Wolves - Disobey, A$AP Rocky - Testing

Duration:01:34:54

151 - Sustained (Enrique Iglesias - Bailamos)

5/21/2018
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This week Michael "Matchbox" Muñoz joins me to talk Enrique and his massive hit "Bailamos" and it's weird relationship with Wild Wild West, including a music video tie-in and a gushing review from Will Smith himself. Plus: old online news copy and all the cringe-y wordplay that entails, lyrics about defiant, life-threatening dancing, and some of the most bizarre youtube comments we've ever had go to Patreon.com/thatawfulsound for hours of bonus content

Duration:01:35:38

150 - Follow The Leader (Unwritten Law - Seein Red)

5/14/2018
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This week I talk “Seein Red’” with Nick Guenzler (@TerminalRadness) by Unwritten Law and not Chevelle We remember how the vast majority of us were tricked into thinking this band was punk, the various physical altercations between the lead singer and his bandmates, and the lazy-yet-bizarre music video featuring 5 clones of the singer making out with 5 clones of his girlfriend. Music We Like: BAMBARA - Shadow on Everything, and Iceage - Beyondless

Duration:01:46:08

149 - Dust In Piece (Megadeth - Train of Consequences)

5/7/2018
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This week Cahn rejoins me to FINALLY cover another member of the Big Four: Megadeth, and their ultra-literal "Train of Consequences." How much of this song is about horse racing? Did their drummer ever figure out how the rotating room effect works? Did Paul Schaffer ever get to shred on harmonica with another metal band? I'm afraid this episode raises more questions than it answers. Music We Like: Sleep - The Sciences, J Cole - KOD, Goastsnake - Flower of Disease, DJ Dione - Pain Till I...

Duration:01:39:40

148 - The Gammy Leg (Hole - Malibu)

4/30/2018
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Subscribe at Patreon.com/thatawfulsound for weekly bonus content and a monthly bonus episode, including our first-ever Britney Spears episode, Oops I Did It Again! No Show Notes! It's Late! This Episode is good!

Duration:01:31:12

147 - Sh*tsten Beybor (Busta Rhymes & Janet Jackson - What's It Gonna Be)

4/25/2018
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Sorry for the late release, folks! Had family in from out of town at the last minute, and this episode was a LONG one to edit. We cover the amazing, $2.4 million video featuring oceans of goo, Janet Jackson in a dominatrix outfit, and Busta Rhymes as a shape-shifting lion dragon sperm. Music We Like: Coltrane - A Few of My Favorite Things, Ghastly Sound, - The Bottom, Tweak Bird, Lightning Bolt, Torche - Restarter, and Sammus - Pieces in Space

Duration:01:41:02

146 - Booty Chatter (Bubba Sparxxx - Ugly)

4/16/2018
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This week we cover southern white trash anthem "Ugly" by Bubba Sparxx featuring: more mouth sounds from Timbaland, wild VEVO edits and even wilder intact lyrics, breakdancing in pig sh*t, and Missy Elliot on a goddamn tractor. Music We Like: Todd Terje - It's Album Time, Invisible Inc. - Fine Print, Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

Duration:01:28:53