Cristy, William, and Baby Chaos identify their favorite stand-out debut albums from 1962 through the present, playing tracks from the greatest first albums released between 1976-1996. All accompanied by astute analysis, personal anecdotes, factual misunderstandings, and a rambunctious toddler. Listen to the first hour here.
They are then joined by Chelsea Bandita and Milkwagon, and help co-host Surfabilly Freakout in a human mash-up called Freaks and Geeks. Surf and rockabilly music old and new, some from places with no beaches whatsoever.
This is the best-selling debut album of all time, according to Wikipedia this morning. #2? Boston. Neither made our list. An oversight? On whose part? Ours or the world’s?
Molly Poganski lends her expertise and vinyl to the Rock Geek project, taking us over the borders to report on some of her favorite bands from Louisville and Bloomington, Indiana. She whips up an honest mix featuring emo, punk, nearly country, and numerous gems from the Magnetic South label. Download, tune in, get out your map of the flyover states and a sharpie, and add some missing links to your map of the musical world. Thanks, Molly!