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Somebody Likes It: Ep 80 – Memorial Mix Tape

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The Music Men put together another mixtape for ya, this time in honor of Memorial Day, as they talk about all the songs on their collection…

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Damn YankeesHigh Enough: Where do you go after you see this one? Ted Nugent in animal print kimono deflecting bullets with his guitar solo.


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Archie Bell and the DrellsThe Tighten Up: Ever wondered what it would be like to be conscripted into a dubious foreign war and hear your song become a massive hit, played over Armed Forces radio, while you are trying to fend off the Viet Cong? No? Well, Archie Bell can, and he’s a Houston product, to boot. Highly recommended.

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Naked EyesAlways Something There To Remind Me: First of all, did anyone remember that this was a Burt Bacharach cover? What the what? The video presents the torrid tale of the guy who loses the girl, the other guy (who just happens to be his bandmate) who gets her, and the weird scenario where the local newspaper prints the lowlights of locals’ love lives. At the very least, you’d think that would make you look out for paparazzi. But it’s hooky.

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4 Non-BlondesWhat’s Up: I picked this because I knew how much it would make Ryan squirm, not counting on the fact I would have to listen to it too. We couldn’t even make it all the way through. Truly one of the worst songs ever recorded.

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Starland Vocal BandAfternoon Delight: Some of my earliest musical memories are of hearing this carpet-bomb 70’s Top-40 radio, and, of course, having no idea of the (not-very-thinly-couched) subtext therein. It’s a song about doin’ it in the daytime. And I completely, unironically, love it.

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Carl DouglasKung Fu Fighting: There’s a great story in a great book on comedy writing where Steven Seagal was hosting SNL & Rob Schneider wrote a monologue for him where he was supposed to come out and claim that he was really a musician at heart, instead of a martial arts movie star. And then he’d sit down and play an acoustic version of Kung Fu Fighting. That didn’t happen (because Steven Seagal), but it’s a testament to the staying power of this oddball classic.

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Timbuk3Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades: Oh the 80’s!

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Positive KI Got a Man: This feels like a backyard barbecue when I get sprung from prison, except it’s a back-and-forth between a lusty gentleman and a reluctant female paramour. In an M. Night Shyamalan-like twist, turns out they’re the same person. Evidently, it takes all kinds. Still love this tune.

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Terence Trent D’ArbyWishing Well: A pretty rock solid way to make sure you’re ridiculed for years is to claim that your one hit song sets you up to be Bigger Than The Beatles. Also, if you’re Terence Trent D’Arby. But we all sort of sang it while it spun.

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Billy Ray CyrusAchy Breaky Heart: Hahahahahahaha! Damn that was some dumb-ass hair. Also, we are pretty sure this video was recorded right here in Austin at the Paramount Theater…

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The UndertonesTeenage Kicks: This song may barely qualify for “hit” status, but it apparently affected the late, massively influential UK DJ John Peel so much that he’d play it twice in a row. And then had lyrics from it inscribed on his headstone. I don’t know if it can ever reach that level for me, but it’s pretty damn great.

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The KnackMy Sharona: There’s a certain part of me that figures that in the quiet parts of the world, where you can’t hear anything, you can probably hear a little bit of My Sharona. But what’s weirder is that this song was based on an actual girl, who the author dated for four years, and who then had to spend the rest of her life presumably listening to people singing that track back to her ad nauseum. Sometimes the substance abuse problems come find you.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.