‘You could tell our career was doomed from that day forward’: Showoff celebrates 20th anniversary of major label debut (Episode 241)

Showoff released their self-titled major label debut 20 years ago. With only an hour to go before taking the stage to celebrate the album’s anniversary at Beat Kitchen, Chris, Dan and Dave jumped into my car. Discussed in this episode:

  • Our career trajectories have fallen.
  • The last time I interviewed them was about this album, and here we are 20 years later, talking about it again…
  • We talk about every song on the album, going song-by-song.
  • Chris was the beneficiary of the all-new “nipple cam.”
  • We recorded in a highly residential area, which was… odd.
  • “Ralphie” should have been a single.
  • Showoff’s first big tour was the literal worst tour to launch the band’s major label career.
  • The circumstances around the band’s breakup: 9/11 was a major factor.
  • “If you like the Beatles, you’re gonna love Showoff.”
  • Shhh… all the band’s songs are about Chris not being able to find a girlfriend.
  • The days of bands being accused of “selling out.”
  • Chris is a hugger; don’t let him tell you differently.
  • What’s the future of Showoff? And where do families fit in?
  • I didn’t feed the band (Car Sin Carne), and I was made to feel guilty about it.
Car Con Carne is presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston. Autobarn-AEM-Stacked-RGB (1)

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