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Tim Minneci
J Dziak

Dig Me Out

80s Metal & 90s Rock

We dig deep into the 80s and 90s to reveal the unique story of the people, places, and albums that created the most controversial decades in rock music history.

The 90s Rock Podcast

The last great decade of rock music.

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Embark on a sonic journey with the Dig Me Out Podcast, your definitive guide to the last great era of rock music – the 1990s. This decade, a turbulent fusion of alternative and mainstream cultures, witnessed the transformation of underground angst into the pop music mainstream, resonating through a powerful F chord. The 90s shaped the business and art of rock, casting its influential shadow far and wide.

Rediscovering the 90s Rock Legacy
Was the 90s the golden era of rock or the twilight of its mainstream appeal? This intriguing question echoes through our episodes as we analyze albums from iconic bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden, as well as hidden gems from artists such as Slint, Fugazi, and The Breeders.


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Deep Dive Album Reviews

Our podcast doesn't just skim the surface. We delve into the intricacies of 90s music, from grunge to Britpop, and beyond. Our meticulous album reviews cover everything from the era-defining "In Utero" by Nirvana and "Aenima" by Tool to the influential yet lesser-known "Spiderland" by Slint and "Pod" by The Breeders. We celebrate the artistic depth of this era, embracing both its mainstream triumphs and underground wonders.

Connecting the Dots

The Dig Me Out Podcast transcends typical music retrospectives. We connect the dots between different scenes and styles, from the grunge movement in Seattle to the indie rock boom in Great Britain. Our roundtable discussions and artist interviews offer unique insights into the era, making us a key resource for fans of 90s rock music.

Driven by Fans

At Dig Me Out, our journey through the diverse world of 90s rock is uniquely steered by our passionate community, the DMO Union at Patreon. Free from corporate influence, our patrons are the real directors of our show. They select the albums we dive into and the intriguing topics we discuss. Their insights and comments aren't just a part of our episodes; they're the heartbeat that guides our exploration. By joining the DMO Union, you add your voice, passion, and expertise to the rich tapestry of stories we weave about 90s rock music. Be a part of a podcast that's not just about listening to music history, but actively shaping the narrative.

The 80s Metal Podcast

The decade that defined the rockstar.

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Join us on an electrifying journey with the Dig Me Out: 80s Metal Podcast, your ultimate guide to a decade that redefined the rock music landscape – the 1980s. This era, a vibrant amalgamation of flamboyance and raw energy, witnessed the rise of glam rock, hair metal, and hard rock, echoing through the unmistakable sound of a searing guitar solo. The 80s not only shaped the aesthetics and attitude of rock but left an indelible mark on the music industry and culture.

Rediscovering the 80s Metal Legacy

Were the 80s the peak of rock's theatrical and musical prowess, or the begining of it's end. This thought-provoking question resonates in our episodes as we dissect albums from titans like Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses, and Def Leppard, as well as overlooked masterpieces from artists like Hanoi Rocks, L.A. Guns, and Tesla.

Deep Dive Album Reviews

Our podcast goes beyond casual retrospection. We immerse ourselves in the diverse sounds of the 80s, from glam metal to the burgeoning thrash scene. Our comprehensive reviews explore albums from the era-defining "Appetite for Destruction" by Guns N' Roses to the influential but lesser-celebrated "Badlands" by Badlands. We honor the richness of 80s Metal, celebrating both its high-flying chart-toppers and its underground heroes.

Connecting the Dots

Dig Me Out: 80s Metal transcends the typical music review format. We connect the dots across different scenes and genres, from the Sunset Strip's glam rock explosion to the rise of heavy metal bands across the globe. Our roundtable discussions and artist interviews provide unique perspectives on the era, establishing us as an essential resource for fans of 80s rock music.

Driven by Fans

At Dig Me Out, our exploration of the vibrant 80s metal scene is directed by our passionate community, the DMO Union at Patreon. Independent from external pressures, our patrons choose the albums we review and the fascinating themes we cover. Their contributions aren't just part of our episodes; they're the core of our exploration. By joining the DMO Union, you can add your voice and insights to the rich narrative we weave about 80s metal music. Be part of a podcast that's not just recounting music history, but actively engaging in its storytelling.

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Dig Me Out Podcast wouldn't be possible without your support. You can help us keep making new episodes and keep 700+ existing ones online by being part of our community on Patreon. As a member, you'll get exclusive access to our Discord community and connect with other music fans. Join us today and let's create something special together!

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About The Hosts

Tim Minneci and J Dziak

Tim and J's journey began at Bowling Green State University, where their shared passion for music blossomed at the campus radio station, WFAL. This bond grew into a deep friendship anchored in both appreciating and creating music.

From 1998 to 2004, they immersed themselves in the world of rock as members of The Stepford Five. The band, which released three albums and toured the Midwest, captured the tail end of the 90s alternative rock explosion and rode the early wave of digital music in the 2000s. Tim and J's firsthand experience in a rock band enriches their perspectives and insights into the music they review on Dig Me Out.

In 2010, Tim and J founded Dig Me Out, initiating the project by recording their conversations about obscure 90s records. Their approach to music journalism is refreshingly down-to-earth – free from ego, cliques, or snobbery. They revisit the music with unbiased ears, thawing out tunes buried under the mass media's permafrost, and combining their musician's sensibilities with the enthusiasm of a community of rock fans to unearth new insights.

Chip Midnight

Co-host Chip Midnight joins Tim and J on the '80s Metal Podcast and contributes his interviewing prowess to both podcasts. Chip's journey in music journalism began with a concert review of Def Leppard for his high school newspaper, the Green & White at Westlake High School in Westlake, Ohio. Since then, his passion for music and writing has seen him contribute to an array of publications including The Ohio State Lantern, The Independent, Columbus Edge, Moo, Swizzle-Stick.com, AtomicNed.com, Donewaiting.com, Columbus Alive, Skratch, Wonka Vision, MELT, UWeekly, Envy, 75orLess.com, The Big Takeover, and ColumbusCalling.com.

With a wealth of experience and a keen ear for the nuances of rock music, Chip brings a unique blend of historical knowledge and fresh perspectives to the podcasts, enriching the discussions and deep dives into the legacies of both 80s and 90s rock music.

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