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Weekly episodes digging up lost and forgotten 90s rock — in-depth album reviews, roundtable discussions, and artist interviews that reveal the unique story of the 90s.

Dig Me Out - The 90s rock podcast Dig Me Out

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    • 4.3 • 106 Ratings

Weekly episodes digging up lost and forgotten 90s rock — in-depth album reviews, roundtable discussions, and artist interviews that reveal the unique story of the 90s.

    #538: Abort by Tribe

    #538: Abort by Tribe

    Eclectic bands can be a tricky proposition. Too much genre-switching and musical diversity can strip a band of an identity, with the disparate parts not adding up too much. But done right, and finding a unified sound in the song-to-song evolution, can make for an exciting listen. Luckily, with Boston's Tribe and their 1991 album Abort, it's the latter. While chronologically they're at the start of the emerging 90s rock scene, their sound harkens back to the 80s in a variety of ways, weaving in new wave, jangle pop, and underground college rock with layered harmonies, nods to shoegaze and dream pop, while keeping the arrangements tight.
     
    Songs In This Episode:
    Intro - Joyride (I Saw The Film)
    19:19 - Abort
    21:03 - Here At Home
    29:42 - Jackpot
    32:25 - Daddy's Home
    Outro - Tied
     
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    • 52 min
    #537: Are You With Me? by Cowboy Mouth

    #537: Are You With Me? by Cowboy Mouth

    Regionality isn't talked about much outside Seattle with regard to 90s rock, but just like how the Pacific Northwest was experimenting with punk and metal in unique ways, other parts of the United States had an impact on the bands from their locales. Like our recent Better Than Ezra episode, Cowboy Mouth is from Louisiana, a state which boasts a deep and rich musical history that can't help but imprint on the latest generation. In the case of Cowboy Mouth and their 1996 album Are You With Me?, and the members' previous 80s bands Dash Rip Rock and Red Rockers, the influence of roots rock, blues, Americana, and more can be heard throughout in subtle nods and swinging rhythms. Unfortunately, some of the personality gets sanded off for a sound that is ready for mainstream radio, but also lacking some needed edge.
     
    Song In This Episode
    Intro - Jenny Says
    20:39 - Man On The Run
    30:27 - God Makes The Rain
    34:28 - Love Of My Life
    38:02 - How Do You Tell Someone
    Outro - New Orleans
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #536: Lo-Fi in the 90s

    #536: Lo-Fi in the 90s

    Lo-fi isn't unique to the 1990s, but it is the first decade that the recording technique (meaning literally "lo-fidelity") merged with indie rock and take on a genre identity. Artists like Pavement, Sebadoh, Guided By Voices, Liz Phair, and more found their bedroom and basement recordings appealing to more than just a tape-trading crowd with the advent of cheap CD reproduction and small labels with better distribution. But it begs the question - is lo-fi simply a recording technique based on circumstance, or an aesthetic artists strive for to attain a particular emotional effect.
     
    Song In This Episode
    Intro - I Am A Scientist by Guided By Voices
    12:57 - Splendid Isolation by The Bevis Frond
    22:49 - Drive All Over Town by Elliott Smith
    32:37 - Losercore by Sentridoh
    45:56 - Parting Shot by The Grifter
    1:06:38 - Anytime You Want by Eric's Trip
    Outro - Summer Babe (Winter Version) by Pavement
     
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #535: Rotting Piñata by Sponge

    #535: Rotting Piñata by Sponge

    After the early 90s explosions of Seattle grunge and alternative rock, labels swept up bands from across the country (and globe) that had any sonic resemblance to the chart toppers. By 1994, the signing frenzy was in full swing, and bands new and old found their way to major labels. Some were teenagers from Australia, while others might have veterans of midwestern hard rock and metal bands, as was the case with Sponge. If there is a reason why their major label debut Rotting Piñata from 1994 sounds so confident, it's because these weren't first timers figuring it out. That confidence shows as the album balances tight, melodic singles with album tracks that incorporate a wide pallet of influences from 80s Psychedelic Furs and R.E.M. to 90s shoegaze and metal.
     
    Songs In This Episode:
    Intro - Molly
    16:32 - Miles
    18:00 - Neenah Menasha
    28:00 - Giants
    31:36 - Pennywheels
    Outro - Drowned
     
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    • 55 min
    #534: Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope by Jimmie's Chicken Shack

    #534: Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope by Jimmie's Chicken Shack

    Bands only get to make their debut album once, but for Jimmie's Chicken Shack, a few practice swings paid off. Taking tracks from several low-profile independent releases and combining them for the 1997 major label debut means the material on Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope sounds refined and well-thought-out without being stale and lifeless. Unlike some contemporaries who relied on thick, down-tuned guitars to push their angst, JCS work in layers of intricate guitar leads that recall 1970s progressive rock or 90s math rock but with a funk metal twist.
     
    Songs In This Episode
    Intro - High
    21:00 - Dropping Anchor
    24:16 - When You Die You're Dead
    33:14 - This Is Not Hell
    36:02 - Milk
    Outro - Hole
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #533: Bring On The Juice by Hoss

    #533: Bring On The Juice by Hoss

    We've listened to plenty of Australian 90s rock that made little to no impact in the United States many times but rarely has a band sounded so US-based in its influences as Hoss. On their third album Bring On The Juice, swinging punk rhythms recall Detroit's 70s action rock scene, while more dissonant moments sound like pre-90s grunge from the likes of Mudhoney or early Dinosaur Jr. Attitude, confidence, and swagger abound on these eleven tracks, sometimes leading the band into overly long excursions that could use some trimming. But overall, Hoss finds a way to sound off the moment and timeless concurrently, not an easy feat to pull off.
     
    Songs In This Episode
    Intro - 11:11 Again
    21:36 - Mighty Hand
    28:04 - Lip From Lip
    31:27 - Gentle Claws
    Outro - The Tiredest Man Awake
     
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

j gentes ,

Come for the discussions about what you like, stay for what you can discover

Perfect length album discussions, many stellar interviews, lots of fun roundtables. The cohosts are genuinely nice and knowledgeable as heck without being showy or performatively cool. Only drawback is that you can spend hours going through their archives, selecting episodes, and finding new artists to check out (incl. predecessors of your faves)—and there is not enough time in the day to absorb all these finds without overwhelming your queue. I guess there are worse problems.

Mikey138 ,

Ehhhh

Retry awesome to listen to a couple of fellas with no prior knowledge about music, pedestrian taste, and no curiosity talk about albums.

evforija ,

So boring

I listened to one whole episode and like, how you can say so much nothing in so much time? I suppose that’s a hallmark of bad podcasts. Poorly researched, zero music theory, no mention of any controversies or anything salacious to keep your interest. The hosts speak s o o o o o s l o w l y it’s painful. It’s too bad cause their website, for some reason, is fantastically artistic and interesting. The design doesn’t carry over to the content.

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