As usual, Pat & John each have a recommendation this week. In addition to those it is worth mentioning that they have high praise for both subjects of the episode. Talking Heads’ Fear Of Music, and St. Vincent are both well worth searching out and enjoying.
Pat is raving about the latest CD from Broken Bells called After The Disco. Broken Bells is a collaboration between James Mercer, of the Shins, and Danger Mouse. They are disparate artists who come together to create something that has obvious influences from their previous works. In spite of these influences, the combination of their talents creates something new, different, and wonderful..
John realizes that no one ever finishes Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century by Greil Marcus, but he wishes everyone would try. It’s a book that starts by tracking punk’s failed attempt to change the world, and moves on to talk about various other social and political movements around the world that also failed to make changes they struggled for.