This week on Waterproof Records I sit down with drummer, accomplished writer, and my dear friend, Jarrett Dapier to discuss the band HUM, the positive impact of Bryan St. Pere's drumming, and their stellar 1995 release, 'You'd Prefer an Astronaut.' Jarrett and I met over two decades ago in our college town of Champaign, Illinois, which coincidently is Hum's hometown-- so it was a fitting choice for this week's episode!
This week we welcome Jon Walker as my first official guest on Waterproof Records! Jon is a Chicago musician who has traveled the world in bands like Panic at the Disco and The Young Veins, and continues to write and produce his own music as an independent singer/songwriter to this day.
Released in 1992, Little Earthquakes was the debut solo album from singer-songwriter Tori Amos, which turned out to be quite an impactful album for me as a young adolescent. With confessional poetry centered around controversial topics, this piano-driven masterpiece set the stage for female artists for decades to come.
Released in 1989, Doolittle was the 2nd studio album from the Pixies, one of the most influential alternative bands from the late 80s and early 90s with a sound so uniquely their own. This week we dive into a wave of mutilation and gouge our way through some stories behind the songs from this iconic record.
The 1992 Cameron Crowe film 'Singles' not only captured the energy of the Seattle scene during that era, but the movie soundtrack itself was a crucial grunge gateway for nineties teenagers. From musician cameos to made up demo tapes, the behind the scenes stories are what make this collection of songs even more incredible!