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Penelope Spheeris

Wayne's World Penelope Spheeris is best known for directing Wayne's World, the 1992 movie about two suburban headbangers producing a cable public access show in the basement. With an iconic soundtrack and some well cast cameos (Meat Loaf and Alice Cooper), the movie has endured. Jim and Greg talk with Penelope about Wayne's World's enduring appeal 25 years after it was released, the true story behind the famous "Bohemian Rhapsody" headbanging scene, and more. Plus, they'll discuss her life, from growing up in a travelling carnival to her directorial debut with the documentary The Decline of Western Civilization about the Los Angeles punk scene in the early 1980s

Go to episode 609
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Desert Island Jukebox

Often at the end of Sound Opinions, Jim and Greg add songs to the Desert Island Jukebox. This jukebox is filled with tracks that Jim and Greg would take with them if stranded on a desert island. They‘ve posed this same age-old rock question to many of their guests. Here’s the music that these artists say they can't live without:

  • Buzz Osborne of The Melvins: Judy Garland, Judy at Carnegie Hall
  • Dale Crover of The Melvins: The Rolling Stones, Through the Past, Darkly
  • Steve McDonald of The Melvins: The Jimi Hendrix Experience "If 6 Was Nine"
  • Penelope Spheeris: Japanese Zen Music and Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky"
  • Iron & Wine: Van Morrison Veedon Fleece
  • Vic Mensa: Stevie Wonder "For Once in My Life"
Go to episode 650