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544 Throwing Copper by Live

Throwing Copper

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Jerry Harrison
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Throwing Copper exploded Live globally and produced a handful of radio and MTV hits but does this album stand the test of time?

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Of all the bands to release big albums in 1994, there may be none bigger than Live's sophomore album Throwing Copper. In the studio heavyweights like Jerry Harrison (production), Lou Giordano (engineering), and Tom Lord-Alge (mixing) helmed the album that prepared the band for multiple radio singles, MTV hits, album sales around the globe. It also helped that they leaned into their successful influences, channeling U2, R.E.M., and Pearl Jam without coming across as imitators. Revisiting an album that was everywhere for over a year (it took fifty-two weeks to reach number one, the third-longest ever), digging into the lesser-known album tracks reveals a band that could embrace simplistic fun as easily as dour universalism.

Does This album bring back some great vibes?

Remember when you first discovered this album? We’re grateful to dig into these hidden gems and bring them the attention they deserve. Your support helps us uncover more albums deserve another moment in the spotlight.

Songs in this episode

  • Intro - All Over You
  • 17:19 - Selling The Drama
  • 22:11 - Stage
  • 33:13 - Lightning Crashes
  • 44:19 - Waitress
  • Outro - I¬†Alone

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