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This Is Modern Rock is a podcast about Alternative Rock Music of the 80's & 90's. Each episode takes a look at one month on the Billboard Modern Rock charts, beginning with September 1988. This Is Modern Rock is currently in Season 5 (1992).
Hosted by Will Westercauw - thisismodernrock@gmail.com

This Is Modern Rock: Alternative Rock Music of the 80's & 90's This Is Modern Rock Podcast

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This Is Modern Rock is a podcast about Alternative Rock Music of the 80's & 90's. Each episode takes a look at one month on the Billboard Modern Rock charts, beginning with September 1988. This Is Modern Rock is currently in Season 5 (1992).
Hosted by Will Westercauw - thisismodernrock@gmail.com

    81 - Liz Phair "F*** and Run" (Bubbling Under 1993)

    81 - Liz Phair "F*** and Run" (Bubbling Under 1993)

    Will Westercauw's good friend Jeremy T. returns to talk about 6 artists/bands that didn't chart on the Modern Rock Charts in 1993, but maybe should have...

    Songs under discussion include:
    Pulp - "Razzmatazz"
    Buzzcocks - "Innocent"
    Palace Brothers - "Ohio River Boat Song"
    Swervedriver - "Duel"
    Liz Phair - "Fuck and Run"
    Archers of Loaf - "Web in Front"
    & more...

    Season 4 Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3RV2gzADXh93VuQieGrbVX?si=a27496763c144062

    • 40 min
    80 - Smashing Pumpkins "Today" (Dec 1993)

    80 - Smashing Pumpkins "Today" (Dec 1993)

    Will Westercauw is joined by his friend Dusty Hoesly to talk about identical twins, glossolalia, Danger Man, and the modern rock hits of December 1993.

    Songs under discussion include:
    James - "Laid"
    The Smashing Pumpkins - "Today"
    Dead Can Dance - "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove"
    Blur - "Chemical World"

    Season 6 (1993) Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3RV2gzADXh93VuQieGrbVX?si=b3c96fa3c5044a15

    • 39 min
    79 - The Afghan Whigs "Debonair" (Nov 1993)

    79 - The Afghan Whigs "Debonair" (Nov 1993)

    Will Westercauw and Orly discuss kerosene hats, the merits of being Evan Dando, why it pays to be friends with Mark Pellington, whether or not being with you, girl, is actually like being "stone", and the modern rock hits of November 1993, including:

    The Lemonheads - "Into Your Arms"
    Cracker - "Low"
    The Connells - "Slackjawed"
    The Afghan Whigs - "Debonair"

    Season 6 (1993) Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3RV2gzADXh93VuQieGrbVX?si=8a7c9febb3de4ce1

    • 39 min
    78 - The Breeders "Cannonball" (Oct 1993)

    78 - The Breeders "Cannonball" (Oct 1993)

    Sice (The Boo Radleys) joins Will Westercauw to talk about mental health for touring musicians, career changes, key changes, the perfect level of fame, and the modern rock hits of October 1993, including:

    Nirvana - "Heart-Shaped Box"
    The Breeders - "Cannonball"
    U2 - "Lemon"
    The Boo Radleys - "Lazarus"

    Music Industry Therapist Collective: https://musicindustrytherapists.com/

    The Boo Radleys on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6UYwzZChuolxsylHcZcBBP?si=7srYfyN8TuKA3ZgsYLNeTw

    Season 6 (1993) Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3RV2gzADXh93VuQieGrbVX?si=9aaeb88fc35743c1

    • 44 min
    77 - Juliana Hatfield "My Sister" (Sept 1993)

    77 - Juliana Hatfield "My Sister" (Sept 1993)

    Will and Orly talk about medieval torture devices, bands who play barefoot, Dr. Who, and the modern rock hits of September 1993. Songs under discussion include:

    Juliana Hatfield Three - "My Sister"
    Blind Melon - "No Rain"
    The Catherine Wheel - "Crank"
    Pet Shop Boys - "Can You Forgive Her?"

    Season 6 (1993) Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3RV2gzADXh93VuQieGrbVX?si=be027c1c7c6641f6

    • 38 min
    76 - Björk "Human Behavior" (Aug 1993)

    76 - Björk "Human Behavior" (Aug 1993)

    Will talks to Kevin Macbeth (Fabulon) about sharing a practice space with Deee-Lite, becoming a casualty of the grunge explosion, and (of course) the modern rock songs of August 1993. Songs under discussion include:

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul to Squeeze
    Björk - Human Behavior
    Urge Overkill - Sister Havana
    Fabulon - In A Mood

    Season 6 Music Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3RV2gzADXh93VuQieGrbVX?si=f4953919bd844912

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

JGarbut ,

This is Modern Rock

I love this podcast.

BastropMann ,

Consistently excellent

Great music, great guests and interesting views from everyone. I really look forward to this podcast showing up on my phone.

Jonhicks123 ,

Love The Concept

I prefer music form the window of 1977 through 1997. the 90-92 window that saw the Brit POP invasion coupled with grunge and shoegaze took the college rock left of dial scenes and borke thewm wide open for the masses. So much great "alternative" rock was put forth in those early 90's. a vibrant time POD to delve into - a great episodic listening adventure.

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