Host: Dave Kendall
Guest: The Edge and Adam Clayton
Now listen, there’s a lot of obvious gems on this playlist that you probably are already aware of. Play it loud so your coworkers can’t focus on whatever petty task or conversation it is they’re having at the time.
Ministry was the scary band my older brother listened to. I was a religious fanatic at the time, and hearing Psalm 69 was pretty much making my bruised and fragile soul bleed from the inside.
Primus’s John the Fisherman shows up here, too. I have news for you who dismiss this band as being… well, I’m not sure what people who dislike Primus dismiss them as. Precursors to the goatee metal scene? They certainly influenced a slew of metal bands that came after who tried to use rap and fast slappy bass lines (Korn). But you have to believe me when I say that they transcended all of that. They were fucking weirdos and 17 year old me was so enamored with Les’s sound that I bought a thriftstore bass for $75. John the Fisherman was on the tape of Frizzle Fry I would listen to before cross country meets. This is music not to be fucked with.
Again, Songs from the Older Brother: KMFDM. This band was part of my brother’s musical repertoire. They occupied significant space in his 500+ CD player. (Remember those things? Thank Christ for MP3s.) I have vivid memories of their album covers, and also listening to KMFDM’s Light album while I was at my first job ever. (This was gluing corrections into some sort of catalog. I got the job through my cross country coach, who later told me that I fucked up the whole operation so bad that they had to have a regular employee go back and fix my entire day’s worth of gluing. That’s what they get for hiring child labor.)
There’s other things on here: Chili Peppers, Nitzer Ebb, pre-solo Bjork Sugarcubes, you know, stuff you’ll recognize.
And with that, you have another playlist to listen to at your jobs.
Lament the current state of popular music: Teeth-less mid-tempo ukeleles and jam bands.