I was watching ESPN this morning when MLB Insider Jeff Passan hopped on for a segment.
Obviously this was done from his home office or studio or whatever, so you’ve got the requisite books and various trinkets on the shelves. But check out the album art behind his left shoulder:
That’s Rage Against the Machine’s Evil Empire and Weezer’s Pinkerton, which isn’t as good as the blue album but still had bangers like “Across the Sea” and “Falling for You.”
One other thing, and I need some help here, but if you look behind Passan’s left ear, there’s a black and yellow print that I swear looks like Wu-Tang’s 36 Chambers.
I zoomed in, but I don’t think it matches, after the jump:
Close, but no cigar, because the design of whatever that letter is does not match the ‘G’ on the bottom right side of the logo:
Anyway, shout out to Jeff Passan for repping Rage and Weezer on ESPN. He’s 38 years old, so he grew up in a time when music was good, before everything was overproduced and autotuned and yadda yadda yadda.
Here’s my top five songs on Evil Empire:
- Bulls on Parade
- Tire Me
- Down Rodeo/Without a Face (tie)
I haven’t seen an ESPN personality exhibit such good taste in music since John Clayton:
Jeff Passan has spoken:
It is 36 Chambers. Other two out of frame are Dark Side of the Moon and OK Computer. All the stuff I listen to on repeat when I’m writing.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 4, 2019
I knew it. I knew the guy had impeccable taste in music.