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305 Sophomore Slump Revisited - Razorblade Suitcase by Bush

Sophomore Slump Revisited Roundtable - Razorblade Suitcase

Trauma Records, Interscope Records
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Steve Albini

Bush brought Steve Albini on board to produce their sophomore album Razorblade Suitcase, a slump or worth redeeming?

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For our second sophomore slump revisited episode of 2016, we jump in the time machine again to revisit 1996 and check out the second album from Bush, the Steve Albini-produced Razorblade Suitcase. Following up a massively successful debut with five hit singles is a tough job, but doing so in short period of time makes the job even harder. It sold half as many and failed to place as many hit singles on the charts, so we’ve invited back Matt Wardlaw (Ultimate Classic RockLost Together Podcast) and Joe Royland (Sit And Spin VideoCast) to help us figure out if this is a true sophomore slump or an album worth redeeming.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro -  Swallowed from Razorblade Suitcase
  • 8:32 - Machinehead from Sixteen Stone
  • 18:33 - Personal Holloway from Razorblade Suitcase
  • 31:55 - Mouth from Razorblade Suitcase
  • 41:19 - Mouth (The Stingray Mix) from Deconstructed
  • Outro - Greedy Fly from Razorblade Suitcase

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