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David Bowie is perhaps the most successful con artist of all time. You wanna hear about someone who got away with straight up grifting for like 50 years? Today we’re talking about a guy who probably would have committed infanticide if someone told him it was the only way he could ever become famous. If you’re imagining all the incredibly embarrassing and awful behavior one could expect from a person like that, buddy, it’s worse. David Bowie sucks harder than it should even be possible to suck.
So here’s a thought: you’re legitimately a sadist if this is your favorite band. There has never been a greater real life example of a million monkeys in a room with typewriters accidentally reproducing Shakespeare’s body of work, except The Replacements only took four humans hating how bad they were at life and their instruments for about a decade in order to make whichever four songs you believe justify the rest of this inexcusable career. Imagine being from Minneapolis and having to argue The Clash simply weren’t drunk enough so you can pretend your city matters to the history of rock music.
You assed for it, you got it! Okay, nobody really asked us to do an episode on songs about butts but the response to our Guiltless Pleasures playlist episode was awesome so it’s safe to assume you’re thrilled we went ahead and recorded two experiments in this format. This time we discuss 8 songs instead of just 6, which means this thing is just crammed full of butts. Needless to say, this episode is probably the most NSFW thing we’ve ever done. Enjoy!
Well, well, well… After several years of sidebar potshots in so many episodes, it is finally time for the original fuckboy pop singer to take a turn in the spotlight. And, look, we’re not even going to do that usual thing where we pretend a bunch of fans are going to get pissed off about this because, let’s be honest, everyone in 2021 is deeply aware of how much Frank Sinatra sucks. Anyone still listening to this trash has problems a podcast can’t fix. No, that’s not what we’re here to do today. We’re here to say all the mean things you’ve always wondered why nobody ever said about a talentless hack who absolutely deserves every word of it.
It is undeniably tragic that so many people believe a trendy t-shirt design equates to good music. And you’d think doing an episode on Tool-for-sad-kids would be too depressing to be anyone’s idea of a good time but this was such a bad “band” on every level that it actually pushes past the bleakness to become hilarious. Make sure you’re ready to never willingly listen to Joy Division again before pressing play.
Oh, calm down. What, did you think we weren’t ever gonna get around to country music’s one-man combination of The Beatles and the Sex Pistols? Even if this podcast didn’t have a resident country music expert and even if Johnny Cash had never worked with Rick Rubin or written that song for Nine Inch Nails, we’d still have to do an episode on him just because of how purely and objectively he sucks. If Johnny Cash is your favorite singer, you definitely like “badass” t-shirts more than you like music.
Today marks the day that a whole lot of you have been waiting for. Season 2 of Cocaine and Rhinestones Season 2 is out now! Click the link below, subscribe, and feel free to tweet at Tyler and tell him how much you love it.
None of your other trusted sources of news were doing their jobs so it’s once more up to the Joint Chiefs of Stuff to come correct with the scoop: music has officially been scheduled for extinction. Oh, you haven’t heard how things are going at Rolling Stone magazine right now? You haven’t figured out why half the bands you see on someone’s t-shirt every time you go outside are selling their publishing catalogs? Well, friends, press play to receive the most critical information download of the year.