Episode 42: Hard to Swallow by Vanilla Ice

Yup yup! The Roach Koach Podcast is back this week with a listen to the much requested nu-metal album Hard to Swallow by infamous 90’s superstar Vanilla Ice. Topics include: How long did it take to write this album?; Vanilla Ice vs Fred Durst, Kurt Loder shade, What is a Zig Zag Story?; the first time you realize you’re a nerd, another Wikipedia lie, the Vanilla Ice/Bloodhound Gang connection, Ross Robinson and muddy production, a visit from God, what is prozac?; G.W.B.; Who’s Tweeting, #wearepaolo, and the decision on whether Vanilla Ice should have a place in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Posted on March 22, 2017 .

Episode 41: Against by Sepultura

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast, the Three Bears of Nu-Metal, Jenny, Lorin and Matt, check in on Sepultura and see how they responded after Max Cavalera left the band, with their album Against. Topics discussed:Should this have been a hardcore album?; Pit stokers instead of pit activators, how many of these songs are about Max?; Is this album desperate or just passive aggressive?; “Aren’t we all Paolo?”; filthy riffs, the meaning behind the masks, “Dude. Don’t.”; “Trees, hemoglobin, trees”, Who’s Tweeting, the Talk Toomey podcast, iTunes reviews, Lorin deals with criticism, and of course the answer to the question, does Sepultura deserve another spot in the Nu-Metal Canon?

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Posted on March 15, 2017 .

Episode 40: Soulfly by Soulfly

Pits activated, pits stoked, pits of all kinds are evoked on this new episode of The Roach Koach Podcast. This week Jenny, Lorin and Matt do double duty, as they discuss Soulfly’s self titled debut along with Max Cavalera’s autobiography, My Bloody Roots. Topics include: Is music better when you’re drunk?; poor Paolo, Max’s prolific output, Jenny’s history with Soulfly, “It takes a village to make Soulfly album”, the return of Sensual Chino, “Bring the shit”, Does no hope equal no fear?; dive bomber riffs, Lorin and Jenny’s respect for the canon, “Take that, Hootie!”; an overview of the Ten Commandments, Who’s Tweeting?; Mushroomhead feedback, the appeal of video games with water levels, and of course the answer to the question, does Soulfly deserve a place in the Nu-Metal Canon?

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Posted on March 8, 2017 .

Episode 39: Pacifier by Nothingface

Things get pretty fucking nu-metal on this week’s episode of the Roach Koach Podcast as Jenny, Lorin and Matt become acquainted with the album Pacifier by Nothingface. Topics discussed: Sturdy but familiar riffs, Ross’s rules, a touch of Clutch, Songmeanings.com is no help, Lorin tries to decipher lyrics on his own, 3 year breaks between comments, Christopher Guest vs David Gest, Who’s Facebooking?; “I would like to be flushed down the toilet”, “Carrot, yer gonna die”, Roach Koach at Ticket to Rock, and of course the answer to the question, does Nothingface deserve placement in the Nu-Metal Canon?

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Episode 38: L.D. 50 by Mudvayne

Things get downright proggy this week on the Roach Koach Podcast as Jenny, Lorin and Matt take a long listen to Mudvayne’s major label debut album, L.D. 50. Topics discussed: Matt Naas and his Mudvayne grudge, the Christgau Challenge, “Musical ebola”, going full milk fart, Socrates on Songmeanings.com, the funky bass, What is it like to work with Clown?; Jenny and Lorin go on a nu-metal excursion, sexual crowds, Grammys update, sympathy for a serial killer, and of course the decision of whether Mudvayne deserve a place in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Posted on February 21, 2017 .