Two guys who survived the 90s Northwest Music Explosion and have the battle scars to prove it. Talk about the music of the times, their band and what went wrong (and occasionally right), the culture of the pacific northwest during the 70s, 80s and 90s, what it's like growing up in a very, very small town with a yearning to ROCK and the usual sex, drugs and...wait, how does that go? I swear there's one more thing...
Episode 2.5 - It Was Probably Five Dollars
Ever wonder what our first real rock show was like? You wouldn't be the first but you may be the last because we finally talk about it here, on this podcast! Shocking, isn't it? You thought we'd never get there but here we are. It was all thanks to us being, uh, meticulous. That's right, meticulous. I said it and you can't deny it because we may or may not have been just that. Also punctual.
We talk about the drive. Not the drive to perform but the actual drive to Seattle. Hear the thrilling tale about the freeway and downtown Seattle. I'm just going to mention Seattle again! How were we before we went on? Listen and find out! How was Giant Henry (aka Unwound (R.I.P. Vern Rumsey))? What did I just say about listening?! Did we power through without making mistakes? Dammit, I told you to listen!! Celebrate this historic event! Cringe at some things I won't mention here! ROCK OUT, YOU HEATHENS!
Sidetracks - The Ramblin' Guys (Part 1)
If you ever cared to know what we were into when we were kids, this is the episode to listen to. Or some of the other podcasts from this series. But this one is the definitive episode to listen to. I would never steer you wrong. I guess. What I do know is this Sidetrack is about toys, bikes, TV shows, movies. There’s so much we cover that it’ll feel like a virtual king sized quilt covering your entire room, with ease, you won’t know what to do! Except listen! And listen you shall, unless you decide not to. If so, it’s your loss because it’s amazing!
Yes, we talk about the toys we obsessed over and at times coveted. Planet Of The Apes, Space 1999, Evel freakin’ Knievel cycle sets that didn’t really jump anything but were super cool! What was on TV back then? Whatever we were watching because that’s how riveting this show is! Again, the Planet Of The Apes tv show, the Animated Star Trek, so much more. Just give it a listen and you’ll learn about the cool bikes we had. Banana seats, mini sissy bars and tall handlebars. It’s as cool as this series, baby!
Episode 2.4 - Mudtallica
Here we are again, still in the pandemic and doing our best to practice social distancing while bringing you another exciting episode of Feedback And Forth. What's on the docket this time, you ask (I can't actually hear you but I assume everyone's asking that question)? Well, we talk about a night that changed our lives forever and made us talk about it for weeks on end, to the annoyance of everyone outside of our circle of friends: LAME FEST '89!
We give you a blow by blow run down of arriving at the show, that thing Kurdt did with his hair, a bass guitar in the ass of a prick of a security guard, the moon rising halfway through the show (you might ask how that can happen at an indoor show), and wonderful chaos that happened when the security got a taste of their own medicine. So sit back, grab a beer and your stash, and listen up you bastards!
Episode 2.3 - They Paid For Punctuality
Wait, do we have a special caller?! We do! We’re back and blabbering on about stuff in this new episode (I guess that depends on when you actually listen to this). Highlights(?) of this episode include our remote guest, cover songs that we managed to play live, others not so fortunate and still more that even we knew better than to attempt. But wait, it doesn’t stop there! We talk about hanging outside of the band, drinking and our first shows.
The theme of this one is Punctuality and we managed to be just that. Shocking, isn’t it? It surprises even us. Get ready to slap your best friends on the back, light one up and pop a beer. It’s time to toast being friends and playing in a band. You don’t have to be in a band to do the three recommended things, but it would a lot cooler if you did.
Sidetracks - Metal Shop (Part 3)
Here we are, the final installment of this series of Sidetracks: Metalshop Part 3. Did we talk more about Steve Slaten? Damn right we did! Did he play Emma Peel by The Allies? Probably not. Mike, as usual, is getting it mixed up with something else. In this episode we talk about a band Scott's apparently obsessed with: Blotto. Who were they? No one knows. Well, we clearly don't at any rate. He talks about a song he remembers (is that possible?). We also talk about Perennial, a local band only some recall. Also discussed is whether or not the 90s local bands listened to Metalshop, let alone metal.
Further on the docket is Deep Purple. Remember when they got back together in the 80s? We do and talk about the reunion and album as well as their amazing career of great songs and revolving band members. There's also talk about our friends from Confused?!'s previous metal bands and the amazing names they had in said bands. It's all here: metal, metal and metal. The Pacific Northwest and its relationship with metal is a subject (it really is). Give the horns and crank out this loud (?) podcast of metal!
Sidetracks - Metal Shop (Part 2)
Did you know that Scott created a list for this series of Sidetracks? Of course you didn't! I just uploaded this episode! He references it, which is good because if he didn't we'd run out of topics and it would've been a waste of his time. Twisted Sister, Queensryche, Culprit, and more metal than you can shake a tire iron at. Steve Slaton is mentioned again, and why not! We also discuss the letter Scott wrote to Metal Shop i.e. Steve Slaton.
We also play "Do You Remember This Band?" where Scott asks Mike (me) if he (I) remembers any of the bands he (Scott) mentions. Do you remember Mama's Boys? If not, why not?! We also find out that Ronnie James Dio's cousin was in a band (and it wasn't even Dio). Plus, OZZY!!!!! Plus plus, even though we talk about radio, for some reason only known to us, we talk about magazines. Wolf's department store, Krokus, Raven, we cover it all!!! If you need a shot of metal, you need to listen to this episode, as well as the previous one, and hell, even the next one. METAL SHOP!!!
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I love this show. The guys are so funny. It’s especially great if you’re from the Pacific Northwest and you understand their references. Even if you don’t, it’s still well worth listening to if you love music
I had a lot of fun listening to this podcast. It brought up some 90s memories that I love and you could tell they enjoyed doing too. Looking forward to more episodes...
This is more entertaining than it has a right to be
Stop being so hilarious and charming.