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Podcast Episode
Season
Ten
number
505
Type
Album Review
Post Date
9/15/2020

Season To Risk

505 In A Perfect World by Season To Risk

In A Perfect World

Label
Columbia Records
Release year
1994
Producer
Martin Bisi, Season To Risk
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On their 1994 release In A Perfect World, Season To Risk took their major label money and made a decidedly unmajor label post-hardcore album

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Something must have been in the Missouri River that helped produced so many Kansas City post-hardcore heavy-hitters. We've already talked about Shiner and Giants Chair on this podcast, and this time we're checking out the 1994 sophomore album In A Perfect World by Season To Risk, who shared members with Shiner and Molly McGuire, also of K.C. Leaning more into the more chaotic noise rock of early Soundgarden, Killdozer, or The Jesus Lizard, with a manic rhythm section, and Lemmy-meets-Buzz Osborne, the fact that this was released on a major label at the height of Seattle radio and MTV dominance is a testament to the talent of the band and the free flow of major label money in the decade. There is a radio single on the sledgehammer of an album, but any attempt to reign in the mayhem would have resulted in a watered-down and inferior release.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Jack Frost
  • 21:25 - Nausea
  • 26:29 - Future Tense
  • 34:50 - Timebomb
  • Outro - Remembered

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