Looks Unfamiliar #24: Garreth F. Hirons – I Backed The Betamax Of Nirvana Spinoffs

Discontinued soft drink Quatro, as discussed by Tim Worthington and musician Garreth F. Hirons in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 24: Garreth F. Hirons

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim for a second time is musician and writer Garreth F. Hirons, who’s getting puzzled looks whenever he mentions The Yellow Album by The Simpsons, the Frankie Goes To Hollywood computer game, Krist Novoselic’s post-Nirvana outfit Sweet 75, mid-nineties sitcom Linc’s, the Transformers ‘Action Masters’ range, The Way Of The Tiger gaming books, and high-concept soft drink Quatro. Along the way we’ll be finding out why Ian Amblin took exception to E.T.’s Rugby League, how marketable a Richard Stilgoe Action Figure would be, the correct angle for Ped Gill’s head, and more than you would ever rationally want to know about what happened on 24th November 1998. Plus there’s an update on the Piers Morgan/Monster Munch debacle!

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Looks Unfamiliar - the podcast about the things that you remember that nobody else does.

Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

You can find Garreth’s previous appearance on Looks Unfamiliar here and his own podcast Retrospecticus: The Simpsons And Modern History – Together At Last! here. There’s also some bonus festive chatter with Garreth about Malcolm McLaren’s early nineties oddity The Ghosts Of Oxford Street here.

If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Tim’s new book Can’t Help Thinking About Me – which has a big feature about how much he hated Nirvana and preferred those nice boys from Blur – which is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

 

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