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8/15/12 EPISODE 14: (1979, 2004)

8/15/12 EPISODE 14: (1979, 2004)

Playing tracks by

Donnie & Joe Emerson, Kanye West , Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, VHS or Beta and more.

When merited, obscurity is not puzzling. When two brothers from Fruitland, WA make a record in their dad’s barn and dress up like Elvis impersonating gas station attendants at a discotheque, obscurity is not surprising. However, when those matching the above description create an album that is officially an unadulterated BANGER, obscurity is intriguing and mysterious. The boys stay in 1979 to play only one song from this strange musical anomaly by Donnie & Joe Emerson, then take off for 2004. Once there, Dave and Jim discuss hometown heroes, VHS or Beta, sex, love, money, Mos Def, Pharrell’s noisy-mouthed production techniques, Kanye West performing live, Kanye West being a household name, Kanye West as a champion, Kanye West’s good ideas, Kanye West’s trademark speed-up-the-track production techniques, Kanye West’s horrible car accident, Kanye West rapping with his mouth wired shut, the lyrics to “Through the Wire” by Kanye West, Kanye West sampling Chaka Kahn...