57 episodes

Music. Rant. Repeat.

Creative Spectator Ben Mengel

    • Music
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Music. Rant. Repeat.

    Daddy's (Almost) Home

    Daddy's (Almost) Home

    On this episode of Creative Spectator, resident music nerd Ben checks out a Dave Grohl-directed tour van doco, takes aim at bitter old male musicians, gushes over the new St. Vincent record (without actually listening to it), and sings the praises of Spirit of the Beehive, Iceage and Dinosaur Jnr.

    • 46 min
    Meow Metal

    Meow Metal

    On this episode of Creative Spectator, resident music nerd Ben celebrates WAP’s return to the headlines, rocks out to a cat-fronted metal band, finds a musical guest worth watching on Saturday Night Live, and sings the praises of Dry Cleaning, Du Blonde, Mere Women, Civic, and TV Priest.

    • 45 min
    The Year of Weird

    The Year of Weird

    Creative Spectator returns for the first new episode of 2021! This week, resident music nerd Ben rants about the Phoebe Bridgers/SNL guitar-smashing uproar, weird Jamie Lynn Spears Instagram confessions, a drunken Celine Dion-inspired name change, and a guitar made from the bones of some dude’s uncle. Praise is also rightly heaped upon new albums from Sleaford Mods, Shame, Goat Girl, Viagra Boys, Black Country New Road, and John Carpenter.

    • 46 min
    Obligatory Year-End Special III

    Obligatory Year-End Special III

    On this episode of Creative Spectator, resident music nerd Ben takes a look back at the completely bat shit year that was 2020.

    • 40 min
    The Raging Wrath of the Truther Dummies

    The Raging Wrath of the Truther Dummies

    On this episode of Creative Spectator, resident music nerd Ben discusses stolen film clip ideas, rappers with flamethrowers, covid-truther musicians, Geezer Butler’s hatred of WAP, next-level livestreams, and new albums from Mr. Bungle, Clipping, The Cribs, and TV Freaks.

    • 52 min
    Joining Team Gene/Banning Sir Van

    Joining Team Gene/Banning Sir Van

    On this episode of Creative Spectator, resident music nerd Ben applauds Gene Simmons, boos Van Morrison, celebrates the resurgence of the guitar, revisits Prince at his creative peak, and sings the praises of Tim Heidecker, Kelly Lee Owens, Osees, The Flaming Lips, Idles, Deftones and Metz.

    • 54 min

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