Mammoth WVH, Something For Kate, & Jerry Cantrell

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Writing credits include both lead guitarist Angus Young along brother and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who passed away in 2017 …

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Goo Goo Dolls - It's Christmas All Over

Known for their radio-friendly power-pop rock for going on three decades, the Goo Goo Dolls have tackled the time-honored tradition of a holiday album with It's Christmas All Over …

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New 90s Episode

Jerry Cantrell - Boggy Depot

On his 1998 solo debut Boggy Depot, Jerry Cantrell stretched the Alice In Chains sound with both successful and overindulgent results

On this episode, we invited Drew Zakmin of the Songs Gone Wrong podcast on to discuss his pick of the 1998 Jerry Cantrell solo debut, Boggy Depot. While his guitar prowess and backing vocals in Alice Chains were well regarded in the 1990s, it wasn't clear what a large part Cantrell played in the overall sound of the band until this album, which features plenty of riffs and melodies on part with tracks on Facelift or Dirt. The heavier and darker sounds associated with the band are significantly reduced, as Cantrell indulges his songwriter side on longer tracks like "Settling Down" and "Cold Piece," while adding horns, piano, and other non-AIC instrumentation to the mix. But producing his own record may have led to some choices that a seasoned producer might have questioned, such as the overlong run-time and (at times) oddly mixing choices that occasionally bury the guitar leads. Special guest: Drew Zakmin - Podcaster, Songs Gone Wrong

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New Releases

Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Fear

First new album in 26 years.

💿 Amazon | 🎧 Apple Music 

Something For Kate - The Modern Medieval

First album of new material since 2012.

🎧 Apple Music

Blinker the Star - Juvenile Universe

Blinker The Star return with their seventh album, following up 2019's Careful With Your Magic.

💿 Amazon | 🎧 Apple Music 

Mammoth WVH - Distance - single

Debut single by Wolfgang Van Halen. Mammoth was the original name of Van Halen in the early 1970s.

🎧 Apple Music • Spotify

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