A podcast where we discuss that one album that sticks out like a sore thumb in an artist's discography.
Voivod’s “Angel Rat” (with Mhyk Monroe)
VOIVOD GOES PSYCH-PROG! Third time's a charm with returning guest Mhyk Monroe (Grief Ritual, FATHERS). This week we dive into Voivod's confusing fifth album. Just how subtle are the distinctions between various subgenres of metal? How is a song about a pirate ship somehow less silly than previous albums' lyrics? Why are Men Without Hats involved in this, and are they dancing unsafely? Do French-Canadians need nicknames to make it in the world of metal? How difficult are these songs? Is this more psychedelic or progressive? Does hiring Rush's producer automatically make you prog? And what happened to Richard Hell? Find out on the fiftieth episode of Detours and Outliers!
Kid Cudi’s “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” (with Brian Heim)
KID CUDI TRIES TO ROCK! We crossover with the Brian from the Boothin' podcast as Kid Cudi tries to crossover into the rock world. When does a Kid Cudi get old enough to be an Adult Cudi? Who is the Phil Collins of hip-hop? Why is Travis Barker on every album? Does Kid Cudi have the same guitar pedal as Moby? When is it okay to release a bonus disc of demos for an album that you just finished? Are Beavis and Butthead the Statler and Waldorf of the nineties? What do you sound like when you try to sound like Nirvana? And most importantly: Is Kid Cudi okay? We'll check in on the Man On The Moon in this week’s episode of Detour and Outliers.
X’s “Ain’t Love Grand” (with Jenny and Michael Seman)
X TRIES TO GET COMMERCIAL! Michael and Jenny from Shiny Around the Edges join us to discuss X’s frustrating attempt to cash in. How obscure can an artist be and still have documentaries made about them? Is X the best or the worst name for a band? What did Ray Manzarek bring to the table? Did X just put out an album that none of us listened to? Is not being rich or famous enough a good reason to quit a band? What kind of rockabilly is this? Who else was in that movie “Road House”? Does John Doe want his fans to get home safely? Does everyone have their own X story? And how did Professor Xavier train all these mutants? We’ll dig into it all this week on Detours and Outliers.
Lil Wayne’s “Rebirth” (with Bryson Worden)
LIL WAYNE TRIES TO ROCK! This week we are joined by fellow podcaster and Canadian DJ Bryson Worden (The BLOCK with Bryson Worden) to discuss Lil Wayne's attempt to be a dope boy with a guitar. Who is Wayne trying to impress? Was anyone rocking in 2010? Why do people remember the rap-rock of Limp Bizkit more than Ice-T's Body Count? Is Canadian Wikipedia better than American Wikipedia? Is Shanell the Mary Clyton of Wayne's “Gimme Shelter”? Why hasn’t Lil Wayne had another birth? Is it better to play the guitar badly or not at all? Does sampling a rock sound count as writing a rock song? Can you get a prescription chalice? How many notes does it take to make a guitar solo? Who does a better "Ground Zero", Lil Wayne or Chris Cornell? And how did the producer of Elton John's disco album end up involved in this? Grab a cup of codeine cough sizzyrup and join us on this week’s Detours and Outliers.
Chris Cornell’s “Scream” (with Aaron Schilling)
CHRIS CORNELL GOES POP! Production designer, fabricator, and saxophonist Aaron Schilling joins us to discuss Chris Cornell's attempt to remain relevant in a post-grunge world. Is this the worst album we've covered? Who wrote these songs? Who claims to have written these songs? Who is credited with writing these songs? Why is Chris smashing a guitar? What do Tom Morello and Timbaland have in common? What does Justin Timberlake's idea of the nineties Seattle scene sound like? Is it possible to get a club dancing to such angry, bitter songs? Did the failure of this album lead to a Soundgarden reunion? How much is there to say about music you hate? We'll find out this week on Detours and Outliers.
Bruce Springsteen’s “Nebraska” (with Karl Christian Kumpholz)
THE BOSS GOES ACOUSTIC! We are joined this week by illustrator Karl Christian Kumpholz (30 Miles of Crazy!) since he’s far more familiar with Bruce than we are. Why did he release an album of demos? Why is this only Springsteen album that the cool kids can claim to like? What exactly would the E Street Band have done to these songs? Is Bruce really a nice guy? Did he invent emo? How much of his blue collar persona is mere posturing? Why do people like to listen to sad songs? Did Reagan taint a whole generation's ability to take Bruce seriously? Do we really have a reason to believe? Do we need one? We were born to run in the U.S.A. in this week's episode of Detours and Outliers.
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Such a fan of this podcast. Was so psyched to see that they review some of my very favorite albums. They go from Ween to Neil to Zappa to Beefheart to Andrew WK to the Dead. Seriously. Bravo guys. Great topical selection, engaging banter. Love it.
I have learned so much!
Really great podcast that has taught me a lot about some artists I love and some that I am now newly familiar with.