We're knee deep in finishing up our 100 Greatest Songs of Arizona list (to be released next week). It's been a lot of fun digging through Arizona's musical past and present, and also pretty mind blowing to realize the contributions Arizona's artists have made to America's musical culture as a whole.
We've read plenty of liner notes and consulted a few experts (including you, loyal reader), but we've also spent plenty of time digging around on YouTube for exotic Arizona exports. This 1992 Flotsam and Jetsam electronic press kit is a perfect example of the excellent stuff we've found floating about on the Internet's waves. Over the course of the videos 6 minutes and 6 seconds running time (that's only missing a single 6), the band pimps its then latest record, Quatro on via KSAR's Metal Works program.
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There's bodacious babes, discussion of bass players that have left the band (Jason Newsted, who famously went on to Metallica, and Troy Gregory, who left for Prong), a bunch of dudes who have never played bass in the band, and a glowing endorsement from a random dude shopping at Zia Records in Tempe: "The Beatles -- they were a really good band. They ain't no Flotsam and Jetsam, though."