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317 Hissing Prigs in Static Couture by Brainiac

Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

Touch and Go Records
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Eli Janney, Steve Albini
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Underground legends cut down in their prime, we explore the final Brainiac album from 1996.

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As The Pretenders once sang, we’re going back to Ohio to check out Dayton’s legendary Brainiac thanks to the winner of our 2016 year-end Patreon giveaway. In just five years, the band put out a significant body of work, including three full-length albums, half a dozen 7″s and a pair of EPs. We’re checking out their third and final album Hissing Prigs in Static Couture, released on Touch & Go Records in 1996, recorded with Eli Janney of Girls Against Boys. Besides exploring the record we also spend some time (too much?) discussing the Super Bowl and our guest Chris makes his pick for a future roundtable episode. You wanted the best, you got...well, us.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - K155 M3, U JACK3D UP J3RK
  • 19:13 - PU55YF00T1N'
  • 21:08 - 5TRUN9
  • 29:25 - 1 AM A CRACK3D MACH1N3
  • Outro - H0T 53AT CAN'T S1T D0WN

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