Episode 398

Episode 398 – Everybody Loves a Sound Wave

Todd is away for the next couple of episodes. He will be back in time for episode 400! This week, Sean delves into the movie that broke him, Pump Up the Volume. Inspired by Eric Senich’s episode (see show notes below for more info), Sean breaks down the movie that changed the music he listened to. Pump Up The Volume was deeply influential musically, thematically, and philosophically and was one of the lynchpins to Leonard Cohen’s emergence as an artist for a younger generation. But it doesn’t stop there, it also brought forward The Pixies and Soundgarden! From the movie that essentially invented the Podcast, let’s hear the movie and listen to some of its songs.

The film is NOT available for proper purchase BUT you can watch it here: https://archive.org/details/pump_up_the_volume_1990

Featured Songs this episode:

Everybody Knows – Concrete Blonde

If It Be Your Will – Leonard Cohen

Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf) – The Pixies

Heretic – Soundgarden

Why Can’t I Fall In Love – Ivan Neville

#pumpupthevolume #christianslater #alanmoyle #leonardcohen #thepixies #concreteblonde #soundgarden #movies #music #podcast

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The SeanGeek and FastFret Podcast are two brothers, the geek and the musician who discuss what is on their mind, every week.

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Sean McGinity

Hi, I am Sean "SeanGeek" McGinity. And I am a geek. For me, the definition of the word geek comes from liking something so much, that I deep dive into it. Not just consuming it... but becoming it. I "geek out". Everything started with comics. I read them and studied them with a fine eye, and then started making my own. Since then, I have "geeked out" on movies (Star Wars The Evil WIthin, Hurt), music writing, recording, and performing (The Classic Embers and Dome), writing (the Symka comic and the upcoming Intuitives novel), and now... this Podcast.
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Todd McGinity

Hey guys, SeanGeek here. Just to be clear, this is me geeking out on Todd "FastFretFingers" McGinity here. Todd is the GOAT. My brother is an established musician, mastering the Fretboard with a blistering discipline. If there was a guitar style, tone, pitch... Todd would find a way to replicate it. From his early days mastering Van Halen and Rush, his musical palate has expanded with forays into classical and flamenco, hard rock, blues and pop. From live performances to learning the recording process, when it comes to music, he has done it all.