Ep 83 Loud! Loud! Loud! The best of 2015

The Novel Sound (high-res) squareRegardless of how you spent the last 365 days, it was an amazing year for record collectors and aural addicts alike. Volume knobs across the world discovered their breaking points and speakers smoked more than your bizarrely inappropriate uncle.

Punk, garage, psychedelic, and just plain ole skin slamming rock’n’roll, 2015 held lesser years upside down and stole their lunch money. Vinyl gave us highly listenable, collectible, and inconvenient modes of blaring tunes.Digital gave us the ability to make mixes that never end. And cassettes even showed their despicable little face around the playground after the thrashing they took in the late 90’s. It was a great year to dance and celebrate sound and come out the other side alive.

Here’s to a great 2016. In the meantime, here are my selections for the best songs of 2015. Thanks for helping make this show what it is and remember to Rage Well.

Isaac Rother and the Phantoms – Somebody Put a Hex on Me
The Juke Joint Pimps – A Thing You Gotta Face
The Jackets – Wheels of Time
C.W. Stoneking – The Zombie
Marcel Bontempi – Dig A Hole
The Legendary Shack Shakers – Dig a Hole
King Automatic – Plan B (Adopt a Lapdancer)
Beach Slang – I Break Guitars
Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Ossuary
The Creeping Ivies – Witch House
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cooking for Television
The Blue Beats – Toxic
Holly Golightly – What You See
King Khan and the BBQ Show – Killing the Wolfman
The Mountain Goats – Werewolf Gimmick
Becky Lee and Drunkfoot – I Wanna Kill Myself
Screaming Females – Hopeless
Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To the Party
The Mountain Goats – Heel Turn 2
William Elliot Whitmore – A Thousand Deaths

Ep 83 Loud! Loud! Loud! The best of 2015

EP 5 Good Cops, Bad Men, and the Monkees


Attention: Fear of a Dork Planet now has its own iTunes page! That’s right, monsters, you can now get this amazing show in its own feed…The music side stays music and the talk is talk! Join us…Join uuuuussss.

Annie and Erik swap lists of their favorite movie police officer men, review Henry Rollins’ He Never Dies, and gush over the most disturbing The Monkees song ever recorded.

At least that was the plan.

They actually end up getting side tracked about what musicians make good actors, summers in the 80’s, Archie Bunker, interrupting the show for a music interlude, and the value of taking one for the team on the holidays.

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EP 5 Good Cops, Bad Men, and the Monkees