OoO highlights great but under-appreciated music albums, mostly from the 21st century, as selected by host DJ Poseur and a rotating brigade of fellow obsessives. Each co-host chooses an album pick to discuss at length, including consideration of why we think it’s awesome but woefully unknown to the listening public. All picks meet stringent criteria for obscurity (Under 50 user reviews in All Music Guide, Under 100k streams on YouTube). Features include games for the listener to play along with, like “The Obscurity Quiz” (in which albums are ranked by a contestant from most obscure to most famous), “Score the List” (in which cohosts compare their knowledge and music collections to online “Top 10” lists), “Stump the DJ” (in which the cohosts challenge one another’s knowledge of obscure bands), and the occasional “Scheduled Digression” (in which we tackle a specific topic in music or the music industry). See also the companion subreddit (www.reddit.com) for links to all the albums featured in OoO episodes if you'd rather skip our yakking: r/MusicNobodyElseLikes Who should listen to OoO? Anyone dissatisfied by contemporary pop music. Anyone unfamiliar with but interested in independent music of the 21st century. Fellow obsessives who want reviews of beloved but obscure albums and find existing online resources limited. People who want something totally out of left field to spice up their music listening experience. Anyone who enjoys a contentious dialog about art. Rather than being the kind of podcast whose any given episode will be of general interest, it is hoped that with time, with an accumulated body of work, we will hit upon an album or at least a very specific style of music that is beloved by potential listeners as much as by us. Welcome to the wild, weird, and wondrous world of OoO!
Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Purchase our album picks on Bandcamp https://pitchblackmanor.bandcamp.com/album/monster-classics & eMusic https://www.emusic.com/album/4953371/The-Spits/Scion-AV-Garage-Presents-The-Spits---Haunted-Fang-Castle
Structure: Introducing Loveheart & her experience raising a kid in the 21st century w/ music (0:00-8:55); Basic specs for “Monster Classics” & Loveheart introduces PBM & favoring bands w/ personal connections is considered (8:55-13:40) The dangers of musical nepotism, successful promotion of self-released music, after age 30 how loud is “too loud”?, genres, impressive production, other bands, vocals & lyrics, a passion for horror movies, horror soundtracks atmosphere vs. pop singles (13:40-28:49) Individual songs on “Monster Classics”, Loveheart’s personal music experiences, what songs we skip on an album, (28:49-39:08) RIYLs, closing tracks, the music videos, festive family time (39:08-45:45) Ratings & PBM’s discography (45:45-48:05) Transition between album picks w/ “holiday” music & the need for a 21st-century Halloween music canon, spooky architecture, Midwestern rock, a novelty band Vs. a novelty album (48:05-55:09) Basic specs for “Haunted Fang Castle” & the storytelling media of the 1980s to early 1990s before CDs & the internet, the advent of on-demand entertainment & youth’s veneration of physical media in a remote/digital environment, classroom tech, & circling back to “Haunted Fang Castle” (55:09-1:05:20) characters in the story, individual songs (1:05:20-1:12:15) The Spits in general & our shared John Waters thoughts, Loveheart’s evolving punk assessments, discography & RIYLs (1:12:15-1:19:11) ratings (1:19:11-end)
Pitch Black Manor is RIYL: Mike Patton, Rocky Horror Picture Show, White Zombie?, Voltaire, Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ministry, Devo, Voot Warnings, Goblin Cock, Marilyn Manson, My Life w/ the Thrill Kill Kult, Melancholic Bitch
The Spits are RIYL: The Ramones, The Kills, dirty/old-school garage & punk rock, catchy little ditties
“Monster Classics” album review https://regenmag.com/reviews/review-pitch-black-manor-monster-classics/
& a news release https://www.quadcities.com/articles/pitch-black-manor-returns-with-new-record-after-25-years/ PBM's many music videos set to classic horror films on their YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PitchBlackManor
The producer, Erik Peabody, may be responsible for this very spooky channel, Chilling Tales for Dark Nights.
David Bowie narrates “Peter & the Wolf” https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonWRv9u8k-p-hpprl3rr-PmDOhlAzm1a
The Spits have a YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF6qXluX-R7QqxEPi0LvS4g , but most of their live concert footage is on other channels. John Waters gives The Spits live set a fine introduction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3zw4b4yldg
Loveheart mentions the vocals on “Blasphemy” as akin to Cradle of Filth. Furious George as a “goofy” punk rock band https://www.allmusic.com/artist/furious-george-mn0000801584 .
Once again, the vampire rock band comedy “Suck” (2009) is recommended: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1323605/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_5
Loveheart mentions FZ’s “Baby Snakes”.
DJ Poseur's Halloween mixes: "Dark Chills" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCBeakfAKFQbVbJzD-leE83ysJYCbmY_3 & "Halloween Hits" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCBeakfAKFQavg1LNLkY_16focO89wXG9