This week Sam and Jason tumble down a pop-punk themed rabbit hole with special guest Casey Shafer of Burning House management, known for his work with Monophonics. From the roots of pop punk to its ’90s heyday, the trio explores exploratory the role of comps, The Vandals, the punk comedies of Penelope Spheeris, the Teen Idols, the epic 101 song-long Short Music for Short People collection, and plenty more.
The 7-inch record isn’t just a format–it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history. The Spindle keeps it short and to the point–just like the best 7-inches do. This episode, Marc and John put the needle down on Superchunk’s 1990 single “Slack Motherfucker.”