053 - Tim, or: I've heard it both ways
Our first episode of the 2020s! ...For whatever that's worth. We're kicking off this decade with good ol' Pauly Westerberg and the boys as we dive into the Replacements' 1985 classic "Tim". Naturally, we dragged Tim Howd of the Only Humans along for the ride as he is, to this date, the only other Tim known in all human existence. This episode may also be up your alley if you're interested in Weezer's "sneaky" albums (apparently still dealing with a bit of Cuomo runoff from the last episode), or perhaps whoever the official carpet cleaner of the Boston Red Sox is. You know who you are.
1 Jan 2020
040 - Adore, or: In conversation with David Lynch and William Patrick Corgan
Chboyz are all alone for a spin of 1998's oft-maligned outing from the Smashing Pumpkins, "Adore", leading to brisk and surprisingly on-topic chat. We also discuss Billy Corgan's new Andy Rooney style podcast, eating fruity sandwiches, and pigeons.
1 Jun 2019
021 - Ænima, or: It's like 9/11, but good
This is a milestone in a number of ways for chboys. For starters, we've reached our first repeat artist, we're covering perhaps the most expensive piece of vinyl we've yet heard, and we definitely, definitely, definitely talk about McDonald's more than any other episode. This is also our highest rated album to date. Unfortunately, we also say really horrific things. Well, mostly Patrick. And he's got a McDonald's problem, so let's attribute it to that. Also, let's all say great things about Bull Moose, our favorite record store! #bullmoose #marlboroughmcdonalds
15 Aug 2018
044 - Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop, or : Hanging in there like a hair on a biscuit
We're back at Patrick's Ol' Factory in Ayer covering our second STP record to date, 1996's "Tiny Music..." along with Gina Monafo (Bears For Years). Things get hairy and biscuit-y.
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036 - Ghost Reveries, or: Do You Have Gout In Your Eyes?
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047 - Painted Ruins, or: If you edit this, you're a coward
Wonder and whimsy abound as the classic trio dissect Grizzly Bear's 2017 release "Painted Ruins". By the classic trio, we of course are referring to the three Sir Michael Caines (just go with it, it's easier that way). Patrick Michael Caine succumbs to the "Metacricket", Jim Michael Caine regales us with another one of his trademark "international incidents", and Christopher Michael Caine? Well, let's just say he still knows a thing or two about Zelda. Enjoy.
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