LANE: Hey, Grandaddy, new album used – I love a bargain.
Grandaddy is an American indie rock band formed in 1992, consisting of Jason Lytle, Aaron Burtch, Jim Fairchild, Kevin Garcia, and Tim Dryden. Their debut album came out in 1997, and they released four albums before disbanding in 2006. They reformed in 2012, and have made several live appearances. They released their fifth album in March 2017; two months later Kevin Garcia died from a stroke. Since then, the band have cancelled all planned engagements.
Their “new” album in 2001 was their second, The Sophtware Slump, which came out in May 2000. It gained widespread critical acclaim, and is regarded as one of the best albums of the 2000s.
That Lane buys even recently released albums second-hand demonstrates one way that she is able to afford so many CDs. My guess is that Apple Venus No. 2 was also a second-hand purchase, which is why she calls it “new” even four months after its release date.
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I knew some people who had tickets to the Seattle show at the start of their tour last year. Kevin passed away just a couple days before the show. It was all so abrupt. It was a big comeback, and then it just suddenly wasn’t. They were a great band.
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Yes, it was such a terrible shock – too many musical artists taken very abruptly like that.
Another Grandaddy reference occurs in the last 4 minutes of Season 1, Episode 17 (“The Breakup: Part II). The song “The Crystal Lake” from Grandaddy’s album the Software Slump is playing at the Chilton party.
Thank you, Nick Crowley. I was looking for what GG episode had the GD song in it, and you answered that on my first search. Thank you!