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Podcast Episode
Season
Eight
number
398
Type
Album Review
Post Date
Aug 28, 2018

The Posies

Frosting On The Beater

Label
DGC
Release year
1993
Producer
Don Fleming

In another dimension, 1993's Frosting On The Beater elevated The Posies the biggest band in the world, instead of a masterful footnote

The 1990s are known as the grunge decade, but really Seattle's reign was contained to the first half, which is when The Posies power-pop tour de force Frosting On The Beater happened to be released in 1993. It's not hard to understand why this band from the Pacific Northwest struggled to find an broad audience - the singles are teeming with Big Star, Cheap Trick, The Beatles, and other classic power pop influence, and only Matthew Sweet was able to crack mainstream radio playlists and MTV video rotation with a similar but equally melodic approach. It doesn't help that in an era of Discman players and vinyl decline, Don Fleming's beefed up production truly only finds its sweet spot when the stereo speakers are pushing serious air, which we are happy to oblige.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Dream All Day
  • 9:54 - Definite Door
  • 13:28 - Love Letter Boxes
  • 19:51 - How She Lied By Living
  • 29:37 - Solar Sister
  • Outro - Flavor Of The Month

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