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Second Acts in the 90s

288 Second Acts in the 90s Roundtable


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We discuss which artists had successfully second acts in their careers and who couldn't escape their previous band's shadow.

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This roundtable we’re talking about second acts, sequels, part deux - whatever you call it, it’s when band and artists get a second go around. Morrissey and Marr after The Smiths. Bob Mould after Husker Du. Dave Grohl after Nirvana. Which artists fared better the second time around, and which couldn’t escape their previous band’s shadow. To help, roundtable veterans Eric Grubbs and Joe Royland join us to discuss who made their second acts the one to remember, and which one’s do we wish never happened.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Dyslexic Heart by Paul Westerberg
  • 7:41 - See A Little Light by Bob Mould
  • 18:55 - Vivid by Electronic
  • 37:51 - Los Angeles by Frank Black
  • 56:55 - Honestly by Zwan
  • Outro - If I Had A Gun by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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