Episode 8: 1995 - The Year In Music (w/ Dan Solomon)

RECORDED AS POP CULTURE CLUB:  A special edition of Pop Culture Club begins with a brief monologue about two deaths that occurred on the day this was recorded & edited.  I'm sure I will talk more about them on the next Director-centric episode but I had to mention briefly about the passing of Wes Craven.  Then it's on to a lively discussion with my good friend and writer/journalist Dan Solomon, who has appeared on the show a few times in the past.  This time I wanted to focus entirely on music, my first love.

Since we recently went back in time for the 1985 Year In Movies Retrospective, I wanted to try something similiar but go back twenty years to talk about high school, buying records, guilty pleasures, and of course, a top ten list of our favorite records from 1995.  A lot comes up within the conversation including a lengthy deconstruction of Radiohead and more!  Big thanks to Dan Solomon for spending some time talking music and favorite records, and this could become a yearly tradition.  Thanks everyone for listening.  Sincerely, Nostalgia Freak (A.K.A Jim)

Dan's Top Ten
10. Mike Watt - Ball-Hog or Tugboat?
9.  Garbage - Garbage
8.  Elliot Smith - Elliot Smith
7.  Tupac Shakur - Me Against The World
6.  Geraldine Fibbers - Lost Somewhere Between The Earth And My Home
5.  To Bring You My Love - PJ Harvey
4.  Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five
3.  The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
2.  Fugazi - Red Medicine
1.  Radiohead - The Bends

Jim's Top Ten
10. Luna - Penthouse
9. 2Pac - Me Against The World
8. The Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic
7. The Geraldine Fibbers - Lost Somewhere Between The Earth and My Home.
6. Bjork - Post
5. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
4. Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five
3. Pulp - Different Class  
2. Teenage Fanclub - Grand Prix
1.  Radiohead - The Bends

James Laczkowski