November 1988 Pop Culture: Axl, Ricki & A Guy From INXS Who Is Not Michael Hutchence

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What Now? Or should we be pronouncing it “What NOW”? An extraordinarily salty Christina fills the two-page spread by denigrating Jane Wiedlin’s animal activism, casting doubt on Jason Gedrick’s sincerity when speaking about his mental health issues, and saves her last bit of poison for Remote Control‘s Marisol, who was not even still ON Remote Control at the time! Watch It once again lets Neill half-ass a review (this time for the Sasha Mitchell vehicle Spike Of Bensonhurst) amid more considered critiques of Imagine, Memories Of Me, and more. Listen Up brings us reviews of Cruel Story Of Youth (not the movie), Joan Armatrading, and Kylie Minogue’s undeniably derivative self-titled debut. One To Watch breaks its curse by profiling someone who is still an actual A-List star in our day: one Mr. Brad Pitt. And for our features, Christina settles for INXS………..guitarist Kirk Pengilly before sitting down for some unwarranted body talk with Hairspray‘s Ricki Lake. Join us to hear it all!

Episode Rundown

It Is November 1988

In Our Lives

What Now

Watch It: Spike Of Bensonhurst

Watch It: The Prince Of Pennsylvania

Listen Up: Cruel Story Of Youth

Listen Up: Joan Armatrading

Listen Up: Masters Of Ceremony

Listen Up: Kylie Minogue

Listen Up: Big Audio Dynamite

One To Watch: Brad Pitt

Feature: He’s The One With The Glasses

Feature: Ricki Lake Has Two And A Half Boyfriends

Goodbye For Now


Episode Notes

The Downtown Chorus on
A Nightmare On Drug Street on YouTube
Club MTV's promo for the Swatch Impact Tour on YouTube
"The Hard Truth About Guns N' Roses" on
Marisol Massey on IMDb
ABC Afterschool Special "Summer Stories: The Mall" at the Paley Center
Night Moves on YouTube
Miles From Home on YouTube
The Prince Of Pennsylvania on YouTube
Cruel Story Of Youth's John Are commenting at the Conformreach blog
The November 1988 Mixtape on Spotify
The 23 minute Genesis song "Supper's Ready" from 1972 that Pam somehow forgot to put on the Mixtape.
Brad Pitt's episode of 21 Jump Street, "Best Years Of Your Life," on Peacock
A Stoning In Fulham County (fka The Amish Story) on YouTube
The Dark Side Of The Sun on YouTube
Ricki Lake on Instagram
The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show podcast
Imagine on YouTube