78. Mini-Trucks, Fritch's Mustache, Green Day's Kerplunk! (w/ Jade Puget)

Jade Puget (AFI, Blaqk Audio) helps us rank mini-trucks, Fritch's mustache, and the Green Day album Kerplunk! on the List of Every Damn Thing.

Phil & Jake are joined by friend-of-the-pod Jade Puget (from AFI and Blaqk Audio) to rank mini-trucks, the enigmatic historical curiousity known as "Fritch's mustache", and the Green Day album Kerplunk! on the List of Every Damn Thing.

Follow Jade on Instagram (@jadepuget) and Twitter (@jadepuget). AFI will be touring in 2022; don't miss their new album Bodies. And Blaqk Audio is playing shows too.

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SHOW NOTES:
  • Jade and Jake are both proud graduates of Mendocino College, where they could be found playing Terminator 2: Judgment Day pinball in the Eagle’s Nest circa 1993.
  • There’s some talk of The Crappy, which was the name given to the house (in our hometown of Ukiah, California) where Jake lived and all his friends hung out.
  • West Side Ukiah (aka “the good side of Dora”) is the Ukiah neighborhood where Phil grew up. It's above sea level. Jake and Jade were from the much-grittier streets of Empire Gardens and The Meadows, respectively.
  • “Sudden Impact” was the name of both a mysterious drifter as well as his awesome mini-truck. It’s also the name of the white-guy group in the “Motownphilly” video. Their album never got released. There's a podcast about them but we haven't listened to it.
  • “Motownphilly” is of course by Boyz II Men, not Bell Biv DeVoe as Jake claims; though Michael Bivins did produce the song, and does the rap in it.
  • We talk about 2 Live Crew, a rap group from Miami who were especially dirty and loved bass. Here's "Pop that Coochie" to give you some idea of what they were up to. We also mention “Ditty” by Paperboy.
  • The mustache photo under discussion was printed on the CD of D Is For Delinquent by Jade’s early band Loose Change (with Chon Travis). Another early band of Jade’s that we mention is Influence 13 (with Nick 13).
  • “Continuity of self” is the sense of self-continuity that represents the ability to perceive oneself as an entity that extends both backwards into the past and forwards into the future. This sense allows individuals to view themselves as being the same, despite the tremors induced by time and environment.
  • Jake was the lead in the musical Li'l Abner in high school. Phil was in the play too in a small role. The end of one of Jake's songs was Phil's cue to come on the stage, so Phil listened to Jake sing it many times and sometimes gets it stuck in his head.
  • Jake is not as into the Doggystyle album art as Phil accuses him of being.
  • Green Day songs discussed include “2000 Light Years Away” and “Dominated Love Slave”. We also mention their record 39/Smooth, the Sweet Children EP and Dookie.
  • Other albums discussed include the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique and Nirvana’s Nevermind.
  • Green Apple Books (Jade calls it “Red Apple Books”) is a world-class bookstore on Clement Street in San Francisco. Phil briefly worked there but it turned out wasn't suited to retail work.
  • Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is a great documentary about the scene that Green Day was a part of in their early years.

ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
Bad Boy Club * Taco Bell * dong bongs * Double Stuf Oreos * Lincoln Logs * PG-13 * the Volkswagen “Bug” * Spaceballs * Warner Bros large-graphic cartoon t-shirts * identity * anti-nostalgia * poison oak * Howard the Duck * Barry Bonds * Theodore Roosevelt * Hulk Hogan * Ice Cube * album sequencing * Tré Cool * Watchmen (comic book) * bicycles * “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & the Pips * Harry Styles * pickles


Below are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here).


TOP TEN:
  1. Dolly Parton - person
  2. interspecies animal friends - idea
  3. sex - idea
  4. bicycles - tool
  5. coffee - beverage
  6. Clement Street in San Francisco - location
  7. Prince - person
  8. It’s-It - food
  9. Doctor Doom - fictional character
  10. Cher - person


BOTTOM TEN:

236. Jon Voight - person
237. Hank Williams, Jr - person
238. British Royal Family - institution
239. Steven Seagal - person
240. McRib - food
241. death - idea
242. war - idea
243. cigarettes - drug
244. QAnon - idea
245. transphobia - idea


Theme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was produced & edited by Jake MacLachlan, with audio help from Luke Janela. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.

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