Look up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a…click? In the first half of today’s show, we’re talking about musicians who have seen UFOs, including George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic,Stevie Nicks, Frank Black of The Pixies, and Kendrick Lamar on this episode. Then, we explore the lounge jazz of Paul McCartney’s side project Thrillington, the artistic spirit of Linda McCartney, Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood, and the true crime rock & roll saga of drummer Binky McKenzie.
We’re all over the place this episode of Click Vortex, touching on everything from the bubblegum pop of The Cowsills and The Association to the rock antics of The Who and The Ramones, the brilliance of the recently canceled Joe Pera Talks With You, and porn star Traci Lords’ forays into electronic music. Along the way, Sam debuts some new vocal delay tricks and Jason offers a report on the dining and filmgoing scene in…uh…Casa Grande, AZ, circa the 1990s. All that and more on Click Vortex on WASTOIDS.
From otherworldly Optigan sketches to the harrowing sound of “The” Nine Inch Nails in the Roadhouse, music and sound design is key to the sensibility and tone of Twin Peaks: The Return. This episode, the Click Crew is joined by Duwaun Johnson of the Country Brothers podcast to discus the many sounds of Twin Peaks.
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.