June 1989 Pop Culture: Anthrax, Tiffany & Turtles

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Have you ever wanted to: know what’s in a lava lamp? Get Sassy to approve of your taste in music? Find out where Karen and Tiffany stand one year after the disaster that was Karen’s attempted profile? What Now covers all of this and more. Watch It reviews The Dream Team and Troop Beverly Hills (among others), but which is the Hit and which is the Bomb? The answer may surprise you! Opinions are split on Hugo Largo’s second (and apparently final) album Mettle, while Cowboy Junkies’ breakout album The Trinity Session is rightly fΓͺted. One To Watch gets it right once more with a profile of a 21-year-old pre-When Harry Met Sally Harry Connick Jr. Then it’s on to the features: Sing star Peter Dobson impresses Catherine; Christina remains unimpressed by Anthrax. Plop down with a bag of M&Ms and join us!

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Episode Rundown

It Is June 1989

What Now

Watch It

Listen Up

One To Watch

Feature: Peter Dobson Was Born Too Late

Feature: I Spent 48 Hours With Anthrax

Goodbye For Now

The Nadir Of This Episode

Episode Notes

Mystify: Michael Hutchence on Amazon
Sweet Baby's "It's A Girl" on YouTube
Lou Reed performs the album New York live, on YouTube
Hugo Largo's Mettle on YouTube
"What if a man takes birth control pills?" on HowStuffWorks.com
"What happens if a guy takes birth control?" at PlannedParenthood.org
"The Tug Of War Over Tiffany" at WashingtonPost.com
"A Note From George Tobin" [upon the re-release of Tiffany's Dreams Never Die] on Tiffany.org
Lonely Heart [Palm Beach Prep 1] on AbeBooks.com
Palm Beach Prep on CliqueyPizza.Wordpress.com
The Dream Team trailer on YouTube
Miss Firecracker on Tubi
Rooftops on Peacock
Troop Beverly Hills on Showtime
Hugo Largo's Mettle on Wikipedia
Royal Court Of China on TrouserPress.com
Joe Blanton interview on YouTube
The "Accolades" tab on the Wikipedia page for The Trinity Sessions
Cowboy Junkies' "Murder Tonight In The Trailer Park" on YouTube
The June 1989 Mixtape on Apple Music
Sing (1989) on YouTube
"Keep Fucking That Chicken" on YouTube
Anthrax [starting at 15:03] in NewsRadio S02.E08: "The Negotiation"
Tara's review of Russian Doll S02 at VanityFair.com