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Podcast Episode
Season
Fourteen
number
708
Type
Album Review
Post Date
4/9/2024

Supergrass

708 In It for the Money by Supergrass

In It for the Money

Label
Parlophone
Release year
1997
Producer
John Cornfield
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On their 1997 sophomore album In It for the Money, Supergrass arguably made the most interestingly consistent album of the Britpop era

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Rock music genres often get reduced to a "Big Four." For Grunge, it was Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. For Thrash, Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, and Slayer made the grade. In 90s Britpop, Oasis, Blur, Pulp and Suede got the nod. But as if often the case, the bands on the cusp are often as interesting or even more-so thanks to being just outside the spotlight. In the case of Supergrass, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones creep in as influences like their Britpop contemporaries, but the energetic attitude and willingness to embrace the chaos of The Who's rhythm section and the concise songwriting perfection of The Kinks helps their second album, 1997's In It for the Money, exceed not just their debut, but most of the Britpop catalog. Looking at the charts, it's not hard to see why killer singles like "Richard III," "Cheapskate," "Sun Hits The Sky" and "Late in the Day" failed to impact American radio and pop culture consciousness. While Blur had "woo-hoos" and Third Eye Blind had "do do do's," Supergrass ditched guitar solos for theremins and vintage synthesizers, constructing layered pop gems that deserve revisiting.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - In It for the Money
  • 27:40 - Sun Hits the Sky
  • 31:42 - You Can See Me
  • 35:45 - Going Out
  • 40:08 - Tonight
  • Outro - Richard III

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