⌚️ 1 Min Reviews
Baby Chaos - Ape Confronts Cosmos
After releasing two albums in the mid-90s and then going on hiatus, Baby Chaos returned in 2015 with Skulls - Skulls - Skulls - Show Me Glory. Their latest release Ape Confronts Cosmos continues ...
Tricky - 20,20
Adrian Thaws, better know as Tricky, is back with his first releases since 2017's Ununiform, and his 2019 biography Hell Is Round The Corner ...
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Hamell On Trial - Choochtown
On his 1999 album Choochtown, Hamell On Trial invokes punk rock swagger and 1970s NYC sleaze with little more than an acoustic guitar
Edward James "Ed" Hamell, better know as Hamell On Trial, has been writing, recording, and touring for over thirty years, bouncing from major labels to minor labels to his own, with either a studio or live album out almost every other year. While production values have shifted, the fiery anti-folk and spoken word approach have remained constant, and his 1999 album is definitely on the lower end of the recording quality spectrum. That doesn't impact the performances or songs, as Hamell On Trial makes stunning use of his Gibson acoustic guitar, plucking out staccato rhythms on one track before leading a dirty blues romp on the next. All of it adds up to a uniquely singular performance and vision, one that can definitely split opinions on what worked and didn't work.
Special guest: Patrick Testa, DMO UNION
📅 Also out now
Morrissey - I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
Clutch - Willie Nelson (The Weathermaker Vault Series) - Single
Goo Goo Dolls - Lost (Acoustic)
Alkaline Trio - E.P. - Single
Division of Laura Lee - Dodge Bullets - Single
James - Justhipper: The Complete Sire & Blanco Y Negro Recordings 1986-1988
Blinker the Star - Wave off Wave - Single
Johny Polonsky - Kingdom of Sleep
📅 Coming March 27
Pearl Jam - Gigaton
Tesla - Five Man London Jam
The Orb - Abolition of The Royal Familia
Clem Snide - Forever Just Beyond
🤬 Break this f&#@ing tie!
We've got 8 albums suggested by Dig Me Out listeners and need your help deciding which one would make the best episode. Poll closes March 22nd 6pm
Something for Kate! Electricity is such a jagged beauty of a song and the whole album is glorious, full of some of Paul Dempsey’s best writing as he bridged the gap from the spiky sounds of elsewhere to the more straight ahead songs of his later solo career. Great album and would be up there in my twelve month picks if elsewhere hadn’t already got a gig earlier in the DMO portfolio - Jason Pan, DMO UNION
Nancy Boy succeeds in what The Bravery any many others failed to do in the early 2000s Johnny Chrome And Silver is one of the great lost 90s singles - Ian Wobble, DMO UNION
Must Has the Right to Children by the lovely Edinburgh duo Boards of Canada gets my vote! Inspired by cinema, they forgot the super clean clinical approach to production their 90’s Warp Records peers had and opted for more of an analog approach to recording. I also love the nod the album has to hip-hop, with the dusty loops etc. - Davy Bright, DMO UNION
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🎙 From the podcast archive
Baby Chaos - Safe Sex Designer Drugs And The Death Of Rock 'N Roll
In the late 90s they changed their name to Deckard, so how does Baby Chaos stack up? Released: 1994 | Label: EastWest | Producer: Baby Chaos
Goo Goo Dolls - Hold Me Up
The Goo Goo Dolls 1990 album Hold Me Up transitioned the band from energetic pop-punk to alternative rock hitmakers with mixed results Released: 1990 | Label: Metal Blade | Producer: Armand John Petri
James - Laid
Is there more to James 1993 album Laid than a quirky and catchy radio single? Released: 1993 | Label: Fontana Records | Producer: Brian Eno
Jordon Zadorozny of Blinker The Star - Artist Interview
Musical roots in Canada, making the move to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, Courtney Love and Mandy Moore are just part of the story. Released: 1999 |Label: DreamWorks Records | Producer: Jordon Zadorozny, Ken Andrews
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