Hooks & Runs

Ep. 102 - SST Records & The Sound of the Underground w/ Jim Ruland

June 01, 2022 A podcast about baseball, music and culture. Season 3 Episode 102
Hooks & Runs
Ep. 102 - SST Records & The Sound of the Underground w/ Jim Ruland
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Jim Ruland ("Forest of Fortune," "Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion") joins us this week to discuss his wonderful new book "Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise and Fall of SST Records" (available at your local indie bookstore or at bookshop.org). Black Flag, Hüsker Dü, The Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Screaming Trees and so many more influential bands called SST home from its founding in the very early 1980's into the '90s. Ruland's thoroughly researched and very accessible book chronicles these bands and SST's, well ... rise and fall. 

Also this week, we look at the MLB standings as baseball crosses the Memorial Day threshold. We also talked about this video and this one.

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Andrew: Stephen Sanchez, "Until I Found You"
Rex: Traitors Gate, "Devil Takes the High Road" reissue
Craig: Delta Spirit's new album "One Is One," released May 20. The band released the album's first single, "What's Done is Done" (NSFW) on March 21, World Down Syndrome Day.

Errata: It's a safety pin, not a clothes pin. Ruland was correct - as we recorded the episode was being recorded, the Dodgers and Yankees were tied for MLB's best record. For some reason, Craig kept mispronouncing  Hüsker Dü, as though it was a Nebraska band. It was Mark McGuire, not Albert Pujols. We really should have asked Andrew about Cindy.

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Introducing Jim Ruland
SST Records, Geography & Space
SST Records & Commerce
SST Records & Punk Culture
Ruland's Influences
Punk Music Today
Jim Ruland is a Dodger Fan
MLB Standings After Memorial Day
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