Easily one of my all-time favorite bands, a fact which, after listening to this podcast, might surprise the members of Lotion. I had no idea they were doing reunion shows, and now that I know, I will most definitely have to make a pilgrimage to see them play live.
It’s always weird to me that they weren’t bigger, but it’s even weirder that something I love so much could be so under the radar. Everyone always talks about how they liked something before it was cool, or before everyone else did, but for me, that ideal is backwards. I feel isolated and marginalized when a band that I love isn’t even somebody that other people have heard of. I wish everyone could enjoy it nearly as much as me, and if that can’t happen, I just want someone out there to love it half as much.
Proof that this band is still way in the underground, the only reason I even heard this podcast was a sponsored post on Facebook; while I have no idea how the Machine knew I loved Lotion, this is one time where I’m really happy about their data mining, as it actually proved useful, and on a deeply personal level to boot.
#127: Interview with the members of Lotion
To help us revisit the suggested review of Lotion’s 1996 sophomore album Nobody’s Cool, we invited the whole band to join us, and they took us up on the offer. Brothers Bill and Jim Ferguson, Rob Youngberg and Tony Zajkowski all stop by to talk about history of Lotion, how their band name cost them ten grand, and we learn what happens when six Skype users can’t maintain a consistent wi-fi signal. We kept the technical difficulties in this one for your amusement.
Oh, and EARMUFFs for the kids, things get a little blue.
Songs in the Episode:
- Intro - The New Timmy
- 21:25 - Blind for Now
- 28:08 - Dear Sir
- 43:09 - The New Timmy
- 56:08 - Sandra
- Outro - Dalmacia
Jun 19, 2013
@ 1:24 pm
I love “1980-something Space Guy” and probably still have lots of him lying around my storage unit.
Honestly, The Lego Movie — starring Chris Pratt as Lego Andy Dwyer, basically — looks much better than it has any right to be.