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Riot Act

96 – Outed Scumbag Stephen Hill (w/ Matt Stocks)

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**With #blacklivesmatter being a movement that has proved to be depressingly prescient in the last few days, Remfry and Steve decided that it was vital to cover the new album by Run the Jewels, despite receiving the promo after this week’s show was already recorded. The original episode description follows**

Steve and Remfry are joined this week by friend of the show Mr. Matt Stocks this week, who’s on to promote his new book … But that’s not the ONLY reason he’s on the show as he’s also helping the Riot Actors to review new albums by 156/Silence, Katie Malco and The Weapon, plus he delves into the hatful of shit alongside Steve and Remfry, as they look back at Bush’s 7th full-length album Black and White Rainbows 

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Classic Albums

CA07 Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go | Part 2

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In the concluding part of this Manic Street Preachers double headed Classic Albums Series podcast, Steve and Remfry discuss the bands commercial behemoth and phoenix from the flames that was 1996’s Everything Must Go record. Starting at the point of not knowing if they were still to be a band after guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared in early 1995, through to the band writing the iconic A Design For Life, the stylistic shift, both artistically and visually, after The Holy Bible and the critical and commercial acclaim they achieved once the record was released. We finish by trying to sum up exactly what happened, and how it happened, during this period, and what the legacy of the Manics truly is over a quarter of a century after their most definitive era. Available over on patreon.com/riotactpodcast.

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Classic Albums

CA07 Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible | Part 1

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In the first part of a double Classic Album Series, Steve and Remfry look back at Manic Street Preachers third album The Holy Bible. The boys talk about the mindset of the band going into recording, from the death of their manager Phillip Hall to the pressure the ever growing cult surrounding enigmatic guitarist Richey Edwards put on them, and the general feel of alternative rock in 1994 in the aftermath of the death of Kurt Cobain. They then deep dive into the record itself, picking apart the themes and ideology of what is certainly one of the darkest, most nihilistic and disturbing albums in the history of popular music, before retracing Edwards steps after his mysterious disappearance in early 1995. Part two is available at patreon.com/riotactpodcast.

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Riot Act

95 – Minty Milk You Mad Geets

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Technical difficulties have hindered our (Remfry’s) ability to review new albums this week, but we didn’t want to let you down so we cover three new releases this week (as opposed to the usual 4) by The 1975, Mrs Piss and Antethic. In Broken Records, we delved deeper than we’ve ever … devled, as we go in on Blood, Sweat and Towers, the 2006 debut album from Towers of London

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Classic Albums

CA06 Glassjaw – Worship and Tribute I Part 2

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After a minor delay, Remfry is back, alongside regular co-host Stephen Hill, to dissect the ‘other’ big album in Glassjaw’s discography, 2002’s Worship and Tribute.  Together they discuss the lay of the heavy music land in 2002, how Worship and Tribute slotted into that (or didn’t), how 9/11 affected the writing of the album, the Brixton Academy 7.7.7 show and how Glassjaw accidentally sparked of the emo explosion that would take over alternative music a couple of years later. Available over on patreon.com/riotactpodcast.

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Rioteers Review

RR13 Misfits – Famous Monsters

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Riot Act

94 – The Miseducation of Stephen Hill

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‘Wild-one-eyed Stephen Hill’ and ‘Two-perfect-working-eyes Remfry Dedman’ present their second catch-up show of 2020, and this week it’s the perfectly sighted Remfry Dedman’s turn to choose. They review new(ish) records from the likes of Mogwai, Sparta, The Ditch and the Delta, BAMBARA and Jarboe. Broken Records covers the MTV Unplugged session from Ms. Lauryn Hill, the 2002 follow-up to her critically acclaimed The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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Classic Albums

CA06 Glassjaw – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence I Part 1

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It’s Remfry’s pick for Classic Album’s and finally, he’s getting the chance to dive deep into the full-length debut album by Long Island post-hardcore heroes Glassjaw. Remfry ties himself up in knots trying to describe how much Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence means to him, whilst Steve manages to approach the album from a slightly more balanced viewpoint (although he does think it’s bloody brilliant!) They discuss the 7 years leading up to the release of the album, how it fit in (or rather didn’t) with everything else going on around it in heavy music, the fallout with Roadrunner records and the controversy surrounding the lyrics. Oh and they also discover that Daryl Palumbo was in Busted! (sort of). 

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Riot Act

93 – Captain Rock & The Rock Boys

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It’s our first catch-up show of the year, something which you’ll likely be seeing more of over the coming weeks considering all the major records are being pushed back in release schedules due to … well, ya know. Remfry and Steve review new albums by Moby and Paradise Lost and catch up on records by The Strokes, Mark Lanegan, Therapy? and Bear. There’s also a short tribute to Richard Wayne Penniman, AKA Little Richard and another short tribute to Brian May’s buttock

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Rioteers Review

RR12 Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine

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