Spoon - A Series Of Sneaks (1998) album cover.
Episode 10

Spoon - A Series Of Sneaks (1998)

We begin our monthly love fest for indie rock gods Spoon with a look at their 2nd studio album A Series of Sneaks. Although the album was ultimately unsuccessful due to limited support from the Elektra records (more on that story later), the album went on to receive critical acclaim and admiration as one of the greatest 90's rock albums of the decade.

Episode Tracklist

  • Spoon - "Car Radio"
  • Spoon - "Don't You Evah"
  • Les Sins - "Grind"
  • Frankie & The Witch Fingers - "6,000 Horns"
  • Spoon - "Don't Buy The Realistic"
  • Spoon - "The Minor Tough"
  • Spoon - "30 Gallon Tank"
  • Spoon - "Quincy Punk Episode"
  • Can - "Spoon"

Sidetrack: Spoon Gives Laffitte A Musical Middle Finger

One year after releasing A Series Of Sneaks, Spoon erects a permanent middle finger to Ron Laffitte in the form of a single. Laffitte, the recently canned VP at Elektra Records, was ultimately responsible for the ASoS's failure & for Spoon getting dumped from the label. This week's sidetrack dives a little deeper into the story as we listen to both sides of the single, "The Agony of Laffitte" & "Laffitte Don't Fail Me Now".