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Scott McCaughey

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Episode 13 - Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., Young Fresh Fellows)

Lived Through That

“Lived Through That” is the companion podcast to my book where I look at influential 90s musicians and where they are today. On this podcast, we’ll delve deeper into a single pivotal moment in the lives of some of the artists I feature in the book. The stories they tell are open, honest, and inspiring. On this episode, we talk to Scott McCaughey from the Young Fresh Fellows and, in the 90s, a fifth member of R.E.M. He talks about how his friendship with Peter Buck led to his touring and recording with REM and about how a stroke he had while on tour dramatically changed his life. Musical credits: Bauxite by Blue Dot Sessions Palms Down by Blue Dot Sessions Be sure to look out for my book, "Lived Through That," where ever you buy your books!  You can get 15% your copy of the book NOW by using the promo code PODCAST15 at this link. And, as discussed in this episode, here is the link to Scott's Bandcamp page where you'll find a bunch of new releases on Feb. 4, 2022 - including his double LP, NEIL (Vol 1), his LP STEREO 66, and SAD BOX & Other Hits on CD. You can find out more about my work and the 80s and 90s books at my website here.


1 Feb 2022

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9. Scott McCaughey Discusses The Modern Lovers (self-titled)

You, Me and An Album

Indie rock multi-instrumentalist Scott McCaughey (The Baseball Project, R.E.M., Young Fresh Fellows, Filthy Friends) joins me for a bonus episode of You, Me and An Album. For his album to discuss, Scott chose The Modern Lovers’ eponymous 1976 release. This is a band and an album that I have heard about since my teenage years, but I had never actually heard anything by the band before – not even the frequently-covered Roadrunner.Scott’s a great follow on Twitter. You can find him at @ScottMcMinus5.Over the past year, Scott has been busy with solo work (and other projects, too), recording as Scott the Hoople. You can find these recordings on Bandcamp, including his most recent album, NEIL Vol. 1, consisting of 13 Neil Young covers. They are all available at https://scottthehoople.bandcamp.com/.1:22 Scott joins the show3:29 Scott catches us up on his latest projects7:14 Some news on Filthy Friends10:10 Who influenced Scott’s musical tastes the most?14:44 Why does Scott think The Modern Lovers is one of the greatest albums ever?23:04 Scott’s favorite tracks from The Modern Lovers24:55 Did The Modern Lovers influence Scott as a musician and songwriter?27:16 Scott has gotten to know Jonathan Richman29:45 Al’s initial impression of The Modern LoversTrack-by-track breakdown:33:08 Roadrunner37:20 Astral Plane40:05 Old World44:21 Pablo Picasso48:14 She Cracked50:55 Hospital55:28 Someone I Care About59:50 Girl Friend1:03:09 Modern World1:07:55 The Modern Lovers save the day for The Minus 51:08:46 Someone I Care About is a magical song for Scott The outro music is Young Fresh Fellows covering Someone I Care About.

1hr 12mins

9 Feb 2021

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Episode 81: Scott McCaughey: Baseball Ballads

SABRcast with Rob Neyer

On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by singer-songwriter Scott McCaughey. Rob and Scott discuss the historical catalog of baseball songs along with the origins of his collaboration on "The Baseball Project." Then Rob and SABR CEO Scott Bush discuss who won the weekend and Scott B. takes a turn as game show host. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.

1hr 14mins

12 Oct 2020

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Scott McCaughey of 'The Baseball Project', 'The Minus 5' Chats 5x5 League, 2020 Draft & Music

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Rundown(1:15) Origin of Scott's League(3:30) 2019 League Champ & Who Carried The Team?(5:45) 12-Team 5-by-5 League with OBP, QS and Saves+Holds(8:45) 2020 Draft Results(12:00) New Music + Inspiration Behind the Songs(16:45) Featured Read: 'What the f--- is it with this guy?' 'The day Dock Ellis threw at every Cincinnati Red' by Andy McCulloughFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorFollow Scott on Twitter: @ScottMcMinus5Save 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


6 May 2020

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Scott McCaughey of The Minus 5

Twelve Songs of Christmas

In 2017, The Minus 5 released Dear December, but it didn't play any CD-release shows or holiday shows that year because the lone constant in the group, Scott McCaughey, had a stroke a week before its release.  Recently, host Alex Rawls talked to McCaughey about his stroke and how it affected his music and his relationship to the album. He recalls the music of his youth that inspired him including a track by The Voices of Walter Schumann that he quoted on Dear December, and talks about the role that The Monkees' 2018 Christmas album,  Christmas Party, played in the making of Dear December. 


6 Feb 2019

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Joe Jimenez's Time to Shine, Scott McCaughey of The Baseball Project and R.E.M

Fantasy Baseball Hour

Al Melchior discusses the latest MLB news and notes including Joe Jimenez finally having his time to shine! He is then joined by Scott McCaughey of The Baseball Project, formerly of R.E.M, discussing The baseball project and a whole lot more! Lastly, he talks weekend standouts. #FNTSYRadio #FNTSY #FantasyBaseball #MLB #JoeJimenez #ShaneGreene #ScottMcCaughey #REM Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


2 Jul 2018

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NEM#49: Scott McCaughey Minus 5 Plus Young Fresh Fellows Equals Magic

Nakedly Examined Music Podcast

Scott established himself fronting Seattle's Young Fresh Fellows starting in 1981, then around 1994 joined R.E.M. as a recording/touring member and started The Minus 5 with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck.We discuss The Minus 5's "In the Ground" from Dungeon Golds (2015), "All the Time" from their Old Liquidator (1995), and "Weymer Never Dies" from their Of Monkees and Men (2016). We conclude by listening to "Another Ten Reasons" by Young Fresh Fellows from Tiempo de Lujo (2012). Intro music: "Two Lives" from their Topsy Turvy (1985). For more information, see minus5.com and youngfreshfellows.net.Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Please support the podcast at patreon.com/nakedlyexaminedmusic.

1hr 17mins

20 Jul 2017

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#59 Robyn Hitchcock, Peter Buck, and Scott McCaughey

Sound Opinions

Jim and Greg welcome an all-star lineup this week. Robyn Hitchcock and special guests Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of REM and the Venus 3 come by the studio to talk music and play some tunes. Then Jim and Greg will get your "sound opinions" on the best albums of 2006.


12 Jan 2007