Here Serene and Steve run down the first six songs of what would figuratively be a double album on vinyl, the 24 Originals Happening Now album, which was modeled after a 1967 TV record album offer called 24 Original Happening Hits. This miracle of science crammed 24 songs onto two sides of vinyl by severely editing and prematurely fading out all your favorites, which K-Tel also did later on. Serene has a back history for each of the 24 made up groups he concocted for each selection. Musical genres covered on Side 1 include jangle-pop (Serene actually tried getting "Unfriend Me" to the Gin Blossoms with no success), Britrock, indie rock, glitter, lounge and white-boy reggae. Other topics of discussion include Esteban, the merits of the Kia Spectra EX, the question of whether Phil Spector is allowed to wear wigs in jail and how a movie might have killed off friends with benefits for everyone.
Songs include "Unfriend Me," "The Lights Go Down and Out" "Independent Thought," "Sarsaparilla Lillian," "That Lounging" and "FWB (Friends With Benefits)."
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