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Their combination of metal, progressive rock and shoegaze with a space and science lyrical bent makes comparisons difficult,

On episode #64, we're back with another listener suggestion. Actually, it's a multiple listener suggestion episode - lots of folks have told us to revisit Hum's 1995 album You'd Prefer An Astronaut, and we aim to please. Tim knew he was going to struggle to be objective since Hum is one of his favorite bands of all time, so in order to avoid a blubbering gush-fest, we invited a special guest to help us review the album - director Shawn Foster. Check out Shawn's website for videos of his work with the Deftones, Drive-by Truckers, The Sun and more.

There's plenty to talk about the unique Hum - their combination of metal, progressive rock and shoegaze with an space and science lyrical bent makes comparisons difficult, but we give it a shot. Shawn shares some directing experiences, including the infamous Zane's Sex Chronicles, his opportunity to fulfill all our wishes and punch Fred Durst, and somehow we end up tying it all up with The Muppets.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - I'd Like Your Hair Long
  • 23:02 - I'd Like Your Hair Long
  • 25:59 - Little Dipper
  • 35:11 - Suicide Machine
  • 39:52 - Stars
  • 49:42 - Stars
  • Outro - The Pod

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You'd Prefer An Astronaut