Episode 12 - 1998: Armageddon, the Music Industry's Super Tuesday

 

Few movies batter the senses quite as aggressively as Armageddon, the 2-hour, 30-minute extravaganza in which a Texas-sized asteroid hurtling toward Earth is one of the least ridiculous things that happens. In Episode 12 of The Throwback Show (available as always on iTunes, or via the media player below), we break down this exhausting film in all its absurdity. Plus, a look back to the day dubbed "Super Tuesday" in the music industry, when Garth Brooks, Method Man, Ice Cube, Seal, Whitney Houston, Jewel and Mariah Carey all released albums on the same day. Here's the episode, and below that, some more links pertaining to 1998...

More from 1998:

Armageddon - the President's speech
Armageddon - Animal Crackers!
Armageddon - Harry's drawn out goodbye to his daughter
Armageddon - Harry saves Earth
Peter Stormare (Lev Andropov from Armageddon) on The Frogger episode of Seinfeld
Frank Van Keeken (NASA guy from Armageddon) as Vegetable Lasagna on Seinfeld
More on music Super Tuesday 1998
Jewel sings karaoke in disguise