Bobby Big Wheel joins us to discuss bad 90s music and develop sabermetrics for The Simpsons. It's important work.
Pete and Bill are thrilled to be joined on this episode by the esteemed Robert Wheel. The three comrades discuss terrible 90s music we all used to listen to, dissect the ultimate KoЯn lyric, talk about the hierarchy of 90s nu-rock bands, debate movies that are uncomfortable to watch with your parents, define a set of statistical metrics for rating The Simpsons, pore over books that college kids love and get into an extended conversation about why Bill doesn't like "Homer's Enemy."
Pete: I googled Puddle of Mudd real quick, and their last album was released in 2011, and it is an album of covers.
Bobby: What did they cover?
Bill: I hope it's standards, like "Fly Me to the Moon." Puddle of Mudd Sings Sinatra!
Pete: "Gimmie Shelter."
Bill: Oh godddd.
Pete: Opens the record.
Bill: It opens the record! Puddle of Mudd's covers album opens with Puddle of Mudd caterwauling, "Rape, murder, it's just a shot away."
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For your full enjoyment, links to things discussed in the podcast:
- For your convenience: A Spotify playlist of the Shitty 90s Bands discussed herin
- The Bloatee
- KoЯn on TRL
- Tool's "Sober" video
- Crash (1996)
- Dog Day Afternoon
- Puddle of Mudd, "Gimmie Shelter" (Minute 22)
- Humberto Valez as Homero - El Coco
- Bier bier bier, bett bett bett (minute 45)
- Simpsons in Spanish Playlist