Podcast Episode
Season
Six
number
275
Type
Roundtable
Post Date
4/19/2016

Sponge

Sophomore Slump - Roundtable

Label
Columbia
Release year
1996
Producer
Sponge and Tim Patalan

Our Sophomore Slump Revisited Rountable series kicks off with Sponge's 1996 effort Wax Ecstatic

We’re kicking off a new roundtable series revisiting the dreaded sophomore slumps of successful bands from the 1990s. The first album we’re checking out is the 1996 album Wax Ecstatic by Sponge with special guests Chip Midnight of KidsInterviewBands.com and Jeff Takacs of Rocketfuel Podcast. With two hit singles and a gold record on their debut Rotting Pinata, their second album took a number of unexpected twists that may have thrown critics and listeners for a loop, but the lack of an killer chorus or hook like on the first record may have doomed them as well. We try to figure out whether or not this sophomore slump is worth redeeming.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Wax Ecstatic (to sell Angelina) from Wax Ecstatic
  • 14:42 - Molly (16 Candles) from Rotting Pinata
  • 23:28 - I Am Anastacia from Wax Ecstatic
  • Outro - My Baby Said from Wax Ecstatic

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