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Podcast Episode
Season
Ten
number
487
Type
Album Review
Post Date
5/12/2020

Seaweed

487 Spanaway by Seaweed

Spanaway

Label
Hollywood Records
Release year
1995
Producer
Adam Kasper
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Ten years after disagreeing over Seaweed's 1993 album Four, we give the 1995 major label follow-up Spanaway a chance to mend the fracture

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If you've listened to this podcast long enough, you know that we are not always in agreement about what works and doesn't work for us on various albums. One of the earliest disagreements was back in Season One when we checked out the 1993 album Four by Seaweed. Thanks to a recent listener suggested poll on our Patreon site, we're back ten years later to check out the 1995 follow-up Spanaway, the band's only release on the Hollywood Records label. While the band faced the tired "sell-out" label for signing to a major, in reality, the band stayed close to what they did well - a bombastic combo of East Coast post-hardcore and PacWest grunge, with some extra nuance thanks to the skilled fingers of Andy Wallace behind the mixing board, as well as guest visits in the drum throne by Barrett Martin (of Screaming Trees) and Matt Cameron (of Soundgarden). The question remains - has anything changed in our diverging opinions?

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Start With
  • 18:45 - Magic Mountainman
  • 22:53 - Assistant (To The Manager)
  • 31:59 - Free Drug Zone
  • Outro - Last Humans

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