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Pretty Mighty Mighty

069 Famous Past Lives by Pretty Mighty Mighty

Famous Past Lives

Derailleur Records
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Jon Chinn, Neil Schmitt

A story of line-up changes, building recording studios, surviving a house fire, and scoring an unexpected local radio hit.

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On episode #69, we make a second trip to our adopted hometown of Columbus, Ohio to revisit an under-appreciated classic, Pretty Mighty Mighty's 1999 album Famous Past Lives.

Lead singer/guitarist Jon Chinn joins us for this trip down memory lane back to when the band formed in college through their line-up changes, building (several) recording studios, surviving a house fire, scoring an unexpected radio hit and the dealing with the labels that came calling, along with an in-depth discussion on songwriting and recording.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Ski Instructor
  • 31:35 - My Own Type
  • 35:57 - Media King
  • 42:58 - Ski Instructor
  • 50:59 - Scratch
  • 101:41 - St. Louis
  • 105:35 - Deafening
  • 1:11:20 - Heart Attack
  • 1:21:08 - Tidal Wave
  • Outro - Best of the Worst

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