Here’s your #TapeTuesday! No Doubt – Just A Girl (1995)

Here's your #TapeTuesday. From the "Cassingles" collection here is "Just A Girl" by No Doubt. Formed in 1986 in Anaheim, California by siblings Gwen and Eric Stefani, the band spent years toiling in the Ska/Punk rock underground finally releasing their major label self-titled debut album in 1992. The toiling wasn't over. The album absolutely stiffed in the grunge/altrock atmosphere of 1992, leaving the band in shambles. Eric Stefani grew increasingly depressed at the situation. His sister Gwen went the opposite direction and spent late night after late night recording new music and scraping together money for studio fees. They recorded Tragic Kingdom at 11 studios in 2 years. Eric became uninterested in the new material often skipping practices even though the practices were held at his house. He finally quit in late '94, having absolutely zero foresight of the massive hit they had already in the can. September 1995 they released "Just A Girl" to radio, some say ushering the whole ska revival of the late 90s. With it's chugging guitar line, Roland Jupiter 8 retro synth flourishes and Gwen's sarcastic cutesy preening, No Doubt really stuck it to the male dominated alternative rock scene. An instant breakthrough. Once the floodgates were open Tragic Kingdom would birth seven singles and sell over ten million copies, catapulting the band into super stardom. This song still sounds like a blast of fresh air. Purchased at Record Town, Oakbrook, IL in March 1996. #NoDoubt #JustAGirl #TragicKingdom #GwenStefani #TonyKanal #TomDumont #AdrianYoung #EricStefani #MatthewWilder #TraumaRecords #InterscopeRecords

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Jay Porks Podcast – Episode #178: Trumpicaid Expansion Fail

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TRUMPICAID EXPANSION FAIL

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Coming to you straight out of the rugged lands of Shaolin comes a brand new season of the Jay Porks Podcast! Former waiter turned educator who doubles as the Social Media Director for punk legends the Meat Puppets, Jay Porks brings his unique views to the Derer Network every week. Music headlines, Live Music News and Reviews, dealing with the political zeitgeist, big ol’ slices of the cake called life and so much more. There is no mind that works like this one and we’re glad Jay Porks rocks exclusively on the Derer Network.

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Here’s your #TapeTuesday! R.E.M. – Green (1988)

Here's your #TapeTuesday. Following five increasingly successful albums for the indie label I.R.S. Records, the band grew frustrated with their overseas distribution, especially after having the hit "The One I Love." The guys began entertaining the idea of signing with a major label and finally chose Warner Brothers due to the label's promise of complete artistic freedom. The guys began to create demos both in the traditional rock band set up and also with a percussion, mandolin and accordion set up. Singer Michael Stipe told the band not to write any REM-type songs. Instead of a consistent vibe, the album was an eclectic, scattershot collection that contained both folky acoustic dirges and also the poppiest rock songs REM would ever release. So called "Ironic" pop songs like "Stand" and "Pop Song 89" were intermingled with introspective Americana like "World Leader Pretend" and "The Wrong Child." REM chose the American release date to coincide with the 1988 presidential election with the guys publicly endorsing candidate Michael Dukakis. The album was a huge hit and spawned 4 singles while going double platinum. An 11 month tour followed with the biggest budget the band had ever had. To me the album perfectly captures the political hailstorm of the late 80s with "Orange Crush" sounding like a catchy manifesto of the youth of America stuck in the middle of the "Me" generation. Green is also the one REM album where you get a little bit of every flavor REM offered. The definition of a classic. Purchased at Coconuts Music & Video in Westmont, IL May 1995. #REM #MichaelStipe #PeterBuck #MikeMills #BillBerry #ScottLitt #OrangeCrush #Stand #PopSong89 #GetUp #WarnerBrothers

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Jay Porks Podcast – Episode #177: Fake Unity Never Saved Any Lives

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FAKE UNITY NEVER SAVED ANY LIVES

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Coming to you straight out of the rugged lands of Shaolin comes a brand new season of the Jay Porks Podcast! Former waiter turned educator who doubles as the Social Media Director for punk legends the Meat Puppets, Jay Porks brings his unique views to the Derer Network every week. Music headlines, Live Music News and Reviews, dealing with the political zeitgeist, big ol’ slices of the cake called life and so much more. There is no mind that works like this one and we’re glad Jay Porks rocks exclusively on the Derer Network.

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Episode #97 of The Andy Derer Show! “Love Is The Law” with special guest Chan Poling

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LOVE IS THE LAW

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This is an encore presentation of The Andy Derer Show from October 2013. Here are the original show notes:

This week Andy had the pleasure of speaking with musician/composer Chan Poling from October 2013. Best known for his work with the influential St. Paul, Minnesota band The Suburbs, Chan went on to do awesome things in the world of composing scores and creating musicals. The Suburbs were also the first band signed to Twin/Tone Records, probably the most important independent record labels (The Replacements, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks) of the past thirty years! Thanks for checking out The Andy Derer Show!

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Jay Porks Podcast: Episode #176: Why’d You Only Comey When You’re High

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WHY’D YOU ONLY COMEY WHEN YOU’RE HIGH

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Coming to you straight out of the rugged lands of Shaolin comes a brand new season of the Jay Porks Podcast! Former waiter turned educator who doubles as the Social Media Director for punk legends the Meat Puppets, Jay Porks brings his unique views to the Derer Network every week. Music headlines, Live Music News and Reviews, dealing with the political zeitgeist, big ol’ slices of the cake called life and so much more. There is no mind that works like this one and we’re glad Jay Porks rocks exclusively on the Derer Network.

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