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Podcast Episode
Season
Eight
number
371
Type
Interview
Post Date
Feb 20, 2018

Craig Wedren of Shudder To Think

Craig Wedren joins us to discuss his new solo album Adult Desire, songwriting for film and television, Shudder To Think, and much more

You may know him from the "avant-punk" of 1990s Shudder To Think, but you'd probably been listening to Craig Wedren in some way in the last twenty years. From his frequent collaborations with writer/director David Wain on the various Wet Hot American Summer television seasons and movie, Role Models, Stella and Wainy Days, to his recent work on shows like Fresh Off The Boat, GLOW, Powerless, Hung and Blunt Talk, or his contributions on films such as Velvet Goldmine, School of Rock, Search Party, Wanderlust and many more, Craig has put his ear for 70s rock radio and 80s MTV to work. He stops by to talk about his latest solo release, Adult Desire from 2016, and discuss the virtual reality component that took us back to the immersion of yesteryear when audio and visual worked in thoughtful tandem. We also discuss his years spent in the Cleveland area, fronting teenage coverbands and enjoying the sounds of the Michael Stanley Band and Donnie Iris on WMMS, his apprehension writing music for 1990s based television, watching director and former Lemonheads bassist Jesse Peretz burn a suitcase on tour, and of course, KISS, plus so much more.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - I Am A Wolf, You Are The Moon from Adult Desire
  • 5:26 - Are We from Wand
  • 12:07 - Safe Home (Live) from Adult Desire
  • 38:52 - Main Title Song from Role Models
  • 50:11 - Spin Doctor-ish Song from Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
  • 51:06 - Pearl Jam and RHCP-ish song from Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
  • 1:15:46 - Until Summer by BAby
  • Outr - I Am A Wolf, You Are The Moon from Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

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