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S04E10 Janet Jackson ‘janet.‘

S04E10 Janet Jackson ‘janet.‘

December 1, 2021

Almost halfway through 1993 now and after a few episodes of more leftfield (let's just forget that we ever talked about Cliff Richard) records we've come to a big pop album in the shape of 'janet.' by Janet Jackson. Neither of us have ever heard the full album before but since seven of the songs were released as singles surely we must know quite a lot of it already, right? Right?

Along the way we also discuss things like Anthrax, Snow and Guru's Jazzamatazz. Nice.

Do check out our social media platforms and have a listen to this episode's companion playlist with all of the Janet album as well as the other tunes that we talk about and play as well. And you can hear our ongoing Spotify playlist made up of our favourite tunes from each episode to date here.

S04E09 New Order ‘Republic‘

S04E09 New Order ‘Republic‘

October 27, 2021

Join us in this episode for a look at one of the most influential bands of the 80s and their only album from the 90s. After the whole Manchester scene had exploded around them, with baggy and shoegaze coming to the fore and then fading out again, with their label Factory Records and their club The Hacienda becoming the absolute epitomes of cool, could New Order find their place in a new decade?

Along the way we also chat about things like Credit To The Nation, Rancid and Terrorvision to name but a few.

Hope you enjoy this episode and don't forget to check out our ongoing Spotify playlist which features at least one song from every number one album we've done so far. 

S04E08 Cliff Richard ‘The Album‘

S04E08 Cliff Richard ‘The Album‘

October 6, 2021

I'm sorry, for a second there I could have sworn you said that this episode was all about a Cliff Richard album. Wait, what? Really? It actually got to number one in the UK album charts and so we have to listen to it and do a whole show on it? Fucking hell.

Yes indeed, brace yourselves because this is actually happening. Songs tinged with Jesus and saxophone solos straight out of 1987 all over the place; let's take a minute to remember that this was whole grunge was taking over the whole world. Although while we mention it, do take the time to check out our saxophone solos quiz from last year if you haven't done so already - it's great fun.

Thankfully we do also get the chance to talk about Porno For Pyros, Screaming Trees and Let Loose (about four times) so it's not wall to wall Cliff.

As always, give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram if you fancy and feel free to get in contact with any thoughts about this or any episode. Check our website www.pclpodcast.com for more links and stuff.

S04E07 David Bowie ‘Black Tie, White Noise‘

S04E07 David Bowie ‘Black Tie, White Noise‘

September 22, 2021

Hey, remember that time that David Bowie said he wanted to create a new form of melodic house music? Of course you do, don't pretend otherwise. This episode we are looking at his 'Black Tie, White Noise' album from April 1993 and it's definitely pretty hard to categorise. It was hailed as a return to form by some people at the time but does it hold up nearly thirty years after release?

In other music news we get to have a chat about acts like LL Cool J, The Fall and Poison among many others but it's realistic to say that the majority of our time is taken up being surprised by the amount of saxophone (and other horns) all over the Bowie album.

We also mention the fact that this episode goes out to the memory of the wonderful Phil Jerrod who was a stand-up comic and good friend to Dave who sadly passed far too young just a few weeks back. And to regular listener and friend of the show Mat Davies who similarly left us just recently as well - our hearts go out to friends and family of both of these truly lovely, creative and kind men.

As usual you can check all of our social media for stupid pictures and more nonsense, all links available on our website www.pclpodcast.com 

S04E06 - Bonus Episode! Monster Magnet ‘Superjudge’

S04E06 - Bonus Episode! Monster Magnet ‘Superjudge’

August 18, 2021

Time to get spaced out and explore the world of Monster Magnet's 1993 album 'Superjudge' as requested by one of our listeners. Basically he made a big enough donation to the show via our PayPal that we couldn't say no but luckily we didn't actually want to because we both love a bit of Monster Magnet.

So indulge us chatting about a load of stoner rock and big weird riffs, psychedelic nonsense and lyrics that run the gamut from having sex with the Andromeda Galaxy to becoming an ape. Nope, not a clue.

Normal service will be resumed for our next episode but this one was a lot of fun for us to do, hope you enjoy it as well. As always you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter to see all of our terrible jokes and posts etc etc.

S04E05 Suede ‘Suede’

S04E05 Suede ‘Suede’

August 4, 2021

We are back after a short break to have a look at what the big deal was about Suede's debut, self-titled album which was released in April 1993. Krister remembers really liking those big three first singles while Dave remembers actively hating the band and all they stood for when he was an angry 17 year old.

We also get the chance to chat about Tool, David Essex and Jade in the course of the show which must surely be the first time those three have ever been in the same sentence.

And we really must thank Stephen and Remfry from the brilliant Riot Act podcast for letting us join them on their 90s One Hit Wonders special episode - we've seen loads of new listeners come on board after hearing us on there so we hope you enjoy what we're doing as well!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, listen to this episode's bespoke Spotify playlist with all the songs we talk about on there, check out all previous episodes on our website and as always feel free to contact us via any of the above to say hi or tell us why we're wrong about most everything.

S04E04 Depeche Mode ‘Songs of Faith & Devotion’

S04E04 Depeche Mode ‘Songs of Faith & Devotion’

June 9, 2021

In this episode we get to talk about Depeche Mode AGAIN which is always fun - after our special on 'Violator' in season one how will this fare in comparison? We have invited a very special guest to discuss it with us, the wonderful comedian/podcaster/DJ/general music nerd Rich Wilson. As you'll be able to tell, we had a lot of fun recording this one.

As well as general Depeche Mode chatter we also cover bands like Butthole Surfers, Stone Temple Pilots and the one and only Snow.

As usual we've put together a playlist of all the songs on the episode's main album and whatever else we play along the way which can be found here; our Facebook page is here; and our Twitter page is here.

But more importantly go and follow Rich Wilson on Twitter or Facebook, check out his podcasts Insane In The Men Brain and Insane In The Fem Brain where he talks to other comedians, musicians and people he just finds interesting about all aspects of mental health - loads of various links here (including his Twitch channel and radio show. He gets about a bit). 

S04E03 Lenny Kravitz ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’

S04E03 Lenny Kravitz ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’

May 26, 2021

THAT RIFF! THAT STYLE! THOSE FLARES! With Lenny Kravitz's 'Are You Gonna Go My Way' we may be checking out an album from 1993 but it's one that was trying to sound like it was from 1970 in the first place so buckle up for double time-travelling.

Krister had never heard the whole album before and Dave only had the vaguest of memories of it so we went in pretty blind, hoping for a sea of big guitar rock and Hendrix-style solos all over the place but found something much more calm and reigned-in which was very unexpected.

 

But we also get to chat about Naughty By Nature, Right Said Fred (and a potential name for a tribute act) and Mark Lanegan. All of which are included on the episode's playlist along with the full Kravitz album.

And as usual you can look at our Facebook, Twitter and website for more bits and pieces and subscribe to our ongoing Best Tracks from the Episodes playlist on Spotify to hear all of our favourite picks from each album we've talked about so far.

S04E02B East 17 Addendum Bonus

S04E02B East 17 Addendum Bonus

May 5, 2021

Just a quickie here - it was pointed out to us after we released our 'Walthamstow' episode that the version of 'It's Alright' that we talked about (and the one that everyone knows) wasn't the original version that was on the first release of the album. We then listened to the original version and decided it was so terrible that we really should make all of you listen to it as well. So here's ten minutes of us chatting about a really bad song - enjoy!

Make sure you check out the full song as well on YouTube. No really, do it.

S04E02 East 17 ‘Walthamstow’

S04E02 East 17 ‘Walthamstow’

April 28, 2021

Get out your stupid hats and prepare to be "sung" at by a load of teenagers from East London. Yes, it's been a while since we've done a full on 'pop' album but here we are with one of the biggest boy bands in the UK in the 90s and their debut album 'Walthamstow'. Containing their hits 'Deep', 'House Of Love' and 'It's Alright' as well as quite a lot of utter nonsense, we dig in to see how this bad boy sounds 30 years after release. It's quite something.

But as well as marvelling at how East 17 maintained a career we discuss bands like Dinosaur Jnr and Belly; Dave effuses about one of his all time favourite albums 'Slip' by Quicksand; and Krister reveals that he still has absolutely no idea how to pronounce Einsturzende Neubauten.

Check out our ongoing Spotify playlist of our choice of songs from each of the albums we do an episode on (we put three East 17 tunes on here this week if you can believe it - THREE), the standalone playlist for this episode featuring all the tracks we chat about including the singles rundown, follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for extra stuff and nonsense and head to our website for links to all of the above and more if you need to.

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