Dear Gear Episode 2 – Corin Tucker

Features: Corin Tucker of Portland, Oregon bands Sleater-Kinney, Filthy Friends and Heavens to Betsy. Corin talks to Dear Gear from her Portland, Oregon home about her first guitar. She walks us back to her childhood and relationship with her father who is also a guitarist, the building of her first guitar, and her relationship to that guitar. The conversation leads us to the March 1994 release of her teeth clenching record “Calculated” by Heavens to Betsy, Corin’s first band. Corin takes us even further into that discussion by discussing her relationship to her voice and her sound in her current bands (Sleater-Kinney and Filthy Friends, featuring members of REM). The episode wraps up on an existential note regarding the ethos of the past vs. the new world computer age and Corin’s ideas about those two worlds colliding. The episode features the songs “Calculated” and “White Girl” by Heavens to Betsy, used for this episode with the writers blessing.

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