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Love That Album

Love That Album

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Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about a variety of great albums from the rock, jazz or folk genres in some depth.

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Love That Album Podcast Episode 132 - Wilco's "Summerteeth"

Mar 28, 2020 5078

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Tired of having your social media filled with the latest COVID-19 stats or fire and brimstone messages from friends who aren't virologists offering their two cents worth? Never fear. This month on LTA, we will digress your mind with stories of murder, depression, and drug addiction. There you go...feel better? For episode 132 of Love That Album, I am joined by electronic music duo, Lovers and Poets ….oh yeah and the hosts of the wonderful All Time Top Ten podcast, Shannon Hurley and Ben Eisen to talk about Wilco's third album Summerteeth. Wilco are probably thought of mostly for their collaboration with Billy Bragg, “Mermaid Avenue” or for the stranger than fiction story surrounding the recording of their Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album. Summerteeth was YHF's predecessor and is often written off as a transitional album. As great as YHF is, Summerteeth is not transitional to anything – it's its own magnificent beast. The lyrical subject matter gets very dark, which can be easily overlooked because many of the melodies are bright and poppy. As wonderful as Wilco's catalogue is, they never made another album that sounded quite like this again. Of course, aside from Jeff Tweedy and John Stirrat, Wilco in 2020 is not the same band as Wilco of 1998. Ben, Shannon and I discuss band dynamics, musical contributions and the stories told on Summerteeth. I make a really large stretch in suggesting that the record is a concept album. Do I justify it? What are Ben and Shannon's thoughts? Tune in and find out. I am so hugely grateful for Ben and Shannon for having this great conversation with me. Check them out weekly on ATTT Podcast (wherever you get your podcasts, or from the website at https://alltimetopten.podomatic.com/). You can check out their musical collaborations from https://loversandpoets.com/ - listen to their music and smile. Also, in a cross podcast venture this month, I will be joining Ben on ATTT talking about the greatest cathartic albums. I will provide a separate link for this. Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/ to check out all the great shows in the Pantheon family. Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum. If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a (socially distanced) barbecue, over coffee (on Zoom), on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

Love That Album Podcast Episode 131 - Take Six (Jazz Albums)

Feb 18, 2020 6239

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Back in late 2015 for episode 84 of LTA, I was joined by my friend and fellow jazzhead, Terry Frost to discuss 6 jazz albums we dug (I did it again for episode 95 in 2016 by myself – not as much fun).   Episode 131 is now available to groove on. Terry joins me again as we stroke our goatees, snap our fingers and say things like “groovy daddy-o”……well, at least the part that's true is that Terry joins me again on the podcast to talk about some more jazz albums we love.   Bear in mind, we talk about this purely as lovers of the broad umbrella that the label “jazz” gives shelter to. We are not purists, nor graduates of Berklee College Of Music….but that’s the point. You can love and articulate the artform without having to be an “expert”. Tune in and be convinced.   Like last time, Terry and I talk decided to Take Six platters that matter (with apologies to Dave Brubeck). We each picked three albums to have a conversation about…..both iconic and little known gems (at least to us). We had a great time and hope you will enjoy. You’ll have to tune in to hear our choices. I won’t reveal them here, but you won’t be moanin’ about our selections……   You can download the episode from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/lovethatalbum   My huge thanks to Terry, who was an inspiration to me to start podcasting in the first place back in 2011. Trust me – he KNOWS his cinema history (as well as jazz music). You can hear him on his podcasts Paleo Cinema (https://paleocinema.podbean.com/) and  Martian Drive In Podcast (https://martiandrivein.podbean.com/), watch his Youtube Channel Terry Talks Movies (https://www.youtube.com/user/kultgooroo) or catch him every Wednesday evening on ABC Radio Darwin discussing….you guessed it…..films.   Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/ to check out all the great shows in the Pantheon family.   Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.   If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.     If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album Podcast Episode 130 - Favourite listens of 2019, Part 2

Jan 18, 2020 4130

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Welcome to episode 130 of Love That Album. It's time for the annual discussion of favourite discoveries of the year. In the previous episode, I consulted with the great music journalists of Melbourne. For part 2, I am joined by my son Max to talk about albums that grabbed our attention in 2019. You want diversity? Trust me...you're gonna get it with these selections. A huge thanks to Max for taking the time to put his list and thoughts together. Sure there are a ton of other lists out there vying for your attention.....but our show is one of the many you need!!!! Hopefully, you'll discover something you didn't know existed and go out to dig in further detail. Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to  http://www.pantheonpodcasts.com/ to check out all the great shows in the Pantheon family. Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum. If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful. If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album - End of 2019 announcement

Dec 19, 2019 168

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Hey there, LTA listeners. Here's a short podcast vaguely explaining the state of the nation at LTA HQ. My huge thanks to Peter and Christian at the terrific Pantheon network of music podcasts for their patience.

Love That Album Podcast Episode 129 - Favourite first time listens of 2019, Part 1

Dec 14, 2019 4383

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It's December, so as per annual tradition at LTA Headquarters, the episodes are dedicated to discussing the best albums we heard for the first time over the year, regardless of when they were released. I break this up into two episodes. This first one will feature me speaking to music journalists and authors Jeff Jenkins and Ian McFarlane. As well as first time listens, we also venture into musicians we lost this year, and some rediscoveries of albums past. I had a great time chatting with these fine gentlemen, and I hope you not only enjoy our conversation, but choose to follow up on their recommendations. You can read Jeff's weekly Howzat column at http://www.livinginthelandofoz.com/howzat.html You can read articles by Ian or order a copy of The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop at https://www.thirdstonepress.com.au/ Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to  http://www.pantheonpodcasts.com/ to check out all the great shows in the Pantheon family. Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum. If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful. If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album The Compilation Edition: Epsiode 62 - Drivin' 'N' Cryin'

Dec 8, 2019 1796

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It's the end of an era for Love That Album. Welcome to episode 62 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition – the final episode of the LTA offshoot. Back in 2012, Eric Peterson (aka Reanimator) discovered the main show and of his own volition, sent me audio feedback about the bands that meant a lot to him. I asked if he wanted to continue to send audio feedback as produced segments to continue in the body of the podcast about bands he loved – I am forever grateful he said yes. I've discovered some great music through his recommendations and he made the show better. When I started the See Hear Podcast in 2014 with Tim and Bernie, LTA had to be reduced to one episode a month due to my time restrictions. I asked Eric if he wanted to do his own LTA spinoff, so listeners would have some variety and two shows a month from the feed. These shows not only had Eric speaking about great music he loved, but how it shaped who he became and where it stood in his life. Thus LTA: The Compilation Edition was born. For Eric's final episode, he finishes up talking about the bands that really made him the music fan he is. Drivin n Cryin from Atlanta GA, with their mix of the Doors, The Ramones, the MC5 and Neil Young. Talking about their first 4 albums, he talks about the line between the mainstream the underground.  I'm going to miss his episodes, but Eric found real life concerns calling. His shows will remain on the feed for you to go back and explore, and maybe rediscover some terrific compilation albums or artists that may have been hidden from you. He will definitely pop up on the main show from time to time as well. Thank you so much, Eric for being such a huge part of the podcast. Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum. If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful. Proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast Network.

Love That Album Podcast Episode 128 - Marianne Faithfull's "Broken English"

Nov 20, 2019 6115

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F. Scott Fitzgerald famously once said, “There are no second acts in American lives”. Just as well that Marianne Faithfull is British. Welcome to episode 128 of Love That Album podcast. Marianne started out as a folk singer in the mid 60s. She was signed to Decca Records, home to the Rolling Stones. Her first single was the first song Keith Richards and Mick Jagger wrote, As Tears Go By. For a brief time, she was a major success story recording albums and appearing in films. Of course, she became Mick Jagger's girlfriend, and when you're in the Stones' orbit, you don't always come out unscathed. Her career and private life suffered greatly until 1979 when she signed to Island Records and recorded her album Broken English. It was not only successful, but came to be a landmark album by an artist that had not only been forgotten about, but became an important record respected to this day. To this day, Marianne is still recording....and it's probably all thanks to Broken English being embraced by the critics, new musicians, and the public. I am joined once again by guitarist Shane Pacey and film writer, Kerry Gately Fristoe to talk about all things Marianne Faithfull, and especially why we love Broken English. Among many other things in the course of this conversation, we discuss politics, catharsis, having empathy for your song subject matter, being bored with your life, being an outsider, infidelity, Absolutely Fabulous....and Derek and Clive. My huge thanks to both of my wonderful music nerd friends. You can dig into Shane's music and gigs at http://shanepaceytrio.com.au/ or https://bondicigars.com/ You can read Kerry's articles at https://prowlerneedsajump.wordpress.com/ Love That Album is now part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to  http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/ to check out all the great shows in the Pantheon podcast family. You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website lovethatalbum.blogspot.com Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum. If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful. If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition 61- Eric Goes To Nebraska with King's X

Oct 27, 2019 2240

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Welcome to episode 61 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition. In Eric's penultimate episode of the Compilation Edition, he talks about King's X and their role in his early twenties.. King's X, a Texas based melodic hard rock group with flourishes of soul, classic rock, funk, and alt rock were a bridge between the metal of the 80s and the alternative rock of the 90s. They had a couple of popular singles along the way, but didn't become the "next big thing" as their fans expected they would. Eric goes through their first few albums and where they fit in to his life. Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum. You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful. Proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast Network.

Love That Album Podcast Episode 127 - Cardiacs "Sing to G-d"

Oct 22, 2019 7007

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How do you classify a band that has been known to have multiple time signature changes and key modulations in one song, yet can write really catchy pop melodies? England's Cardiacs certainly fit this description, yet they defy any easy one-size-fits-all description. I'm joined by my son Max Bursztynski to talk about Cardiacs' 1996 double album Sing To G-d released some 20 years into their career. The band may not have the level of fame of Blur, Radiohead or Marillion, but all these bands sing their praises, and after listening to this magnum opus, it's easy to understand the love. Did I say "listening"? You don't just listen to this album....you have to absorb it over many plays. It's not easy to take in, but like many great albums, every play brings new rewards. I'm thrilled to have Max come on the show to talk about one of his most favourite bands. As well as focusing on the album, we discuss how Max discovered them, the band's history and musical development, and why it's critically important for potential fans of their music to buy a physical copy of the album from the band's website. We also ask a philosophical question for the ages.... ....what the hell is "Zolo"? Thanks to Max for his ongoing attempts to educate his old man. The show is now part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to  http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/ to check out all the great music shows in the podcast family. You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website lovethatalbum.blogspot.com Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum. If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful. If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 60 - Queensryche

Sep 14, 2019 1567

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Welcome to episode 60 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

Once upon a time, in the eighties,there were bands that were trying to warn us about what was to come. This time around Eric Reanimator talks about one of them. Queensryche, a progressive metal band who in 1990 hit the right spot between pop metal and alternative before falling on the hair metal side of fence. Did they deserve better? Do they hold up? Tune in and see what Eric has to say about them, and how their music affected his life and thinking.

For those not aware, Eric will be finishing up The Compilation Edition after November, so these next couple of episodes will be very special. Tune in.

Also for those not aware, LTA is now a part of the Pantheon Podcast network devoted exclusively to music related podcasts – plenty of them. Go to http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/ and discover shows about music books, music writers, rock and roll films, and history. There's some killer stuff there. Go over and find your new favourite shows.



LTA will no longer be hosted by Podbean, but you should still be able to download it through all the other usual places you get your podcasts eg. Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”).

The regular LTA podcast is taking a break just for this month, but will be back in October for an episode about British band Cardiacs. In fact, subjects for the next 6 shows are already catered for – that's NEVER happened in the 8 years of the show. I must be growing up.....

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.


Love That Album Podcast Episode 126 - Nuggets box set

Aug 28, 2019 02:16:07

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As lovers of pop and rock music, we probably all have favourite bands or performers from the Sixties era: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Who, The Beach Boys etc etc. Wonderful acts all worthy of our attention. There's a problem....and it's not ubiquity. In focusing on these bands (and other iconic names), there's so many great musical acts who we never paid attention to or have completely forgotten about.

 

Welcome to episode 126 of Love That Album podcast.

 

In 1972, music writer (and future guitarist for Patti Smith Band) Lenny Kaye created a hugely influential compilation for Elektra Records called Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 (to be referred to from here as just Nuggets). It contained 27 forgotten-about pop and short form psychedelic songs. Most of these songs were gems waiting to be rediscovered by music lovers who had become used to other things: Laurel Canyon songwriters, prog, hard rock / proto metal. Many of the songs we have now come to know as "garage rock" were not remembered or appreciated. Lenny Kaye wanted to change that.

 

Since its original release, there have been a large number of similar compilations, carefully curated from regional one-off hits or great songs that went nowhere. Some comps are even assembled by fans from their extensive 45s collection to share with others. In 1998, Nuggets was expanded to a 4 CD box set containing about 120 songs and a comprehensive book.

 

For this very special episode, I am joined by Eric Reanimator (host of LTA: The Compilation Edition) to talk about our love of Nuggets. The first half of the show is devoted to our discovery of this music, Lenny Kaye's history, and why this collection is so important to the history of rock and pop. In the second part of the show, we nominate 10 songs from the box set to talk about in detail, their own history and legacy. The beauty of this collection is its diversity. Sure there are songs with fuzzed out guitars that may have been created under the influence of certain substances, but there's glorious harmony laden pop, swaggering blues rock, and wild wig-outs....all from bands you may not know, but may be your next favourite listening experience. 

 

Huge thanks to Eric for joining me on this episode and for all the wonderful episodes he's contributed to LTA over the years.

 

You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website lovethatalbum.podbean.com

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

 

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album podcast Episode 125 - Terry Reid "Seed of Memory"

Jul 28, 2019 01:49:00

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We here at LTA HQ don’t want any favouritism amongst your podcast choices. We just want to be treated right…or rite.

Welcome to episode 125 of Love That Album Podcast.

I’m joined by host of the brilliant Supporting Characters podcast Bill Ackerman to talk about singer, guitarist and songwriter Terry Reid with a focus to his 1976 album Seed of Memory. Terry is one of those musicians who is unfortunately more known for what he didn’t do than what he did. He SHOULD be a musician revered as any of the 60s and 70s greats. He was loved and admired by the likes of The Rolling Stones (who took him on tour twice while he was still a teenager), Cream, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Aretha Franklin.

Terry was an incredible interpreter of song, but as Bill and I concur, the two albums that cemented him as a songsmith were River from 1973 and Seed of Memory. We talk about his history as it’s an important leadup to the album itself. We “Bang Bang Shoot Down” (it’ll make sense) the “if only he’d taken this path” theorists about his artistic choices and focus on the wonderful music he made, including the unlikely film director who was a champion of this particular record.

Don’t know who Terry is? Listen to the episode and let Bill and I convince you why you need his music in your life.

You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

My huge thanks to Bill for bringing his eloquence and insight to the show – he’s definitely someone I want more on the show. You can catch Supporting Characters at http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/supportingcharacters. He speaks to authors, podcasters, critics and historians about their work in relation to cinema.

He also did a brief run of shows interviewing crew members of his favourite film, David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” called From The Neighborhood which you can find at http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/neighborhood

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

 

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 59 - All The Country Ladies

Jul 18, 2019 25:25

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As the Northern Hemisphere enter the humid wasteland that is the end of July into August, it is time once again for a round up of recent country artists to listen to while drinking beer at dusk. Eric has his recent tattooed, too fast for love, Outlaw Country dames who say what they think, talk about what they see going on and swear. He'd really like to buy any of these women a beer and let them loose on the stories of their music, their time on the road and whatever they want to rant about.   Also... this is the starting of the end of the bonus episodes. The compilation editions are going away at the end of this year, and Eric has some details about what the next couple of months are going to be covering.     You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.     Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.     If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.   If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.  

Love That Album podcast Episode 124 - Todd Rundgren's "Something Anything"

Jun 26, 2019 01:34:56

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Hello….it’s Love That Album.

Todd Rundgren must have shares in a millinery, because he wears a lot of hats. Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, video producer, (it can be argued) comedian…….He doesn’t do anything by half-measures. Rundgren started his recording career with rock group Nazz in the late 60s, then branched out to work as a producer for Bearsville Records when he found out he was unhappy with other producers’ work. He’s responsible for a multitude of records as producer / engineer for the likes of The Tubes, The Band, Cheap Trick, and ummmm……Meatloaf.

 

He started a run of his own records at Bearsville with 1970’s Runt establishing a very Rundgren-esque sound. For this episode of the podcast, I am joined by film blogger Kerry Gately Fristoe to talk about his third album, “Something / Anything.” How many other artists would release a double-album of diverse studio material that early in their career? With 3 sides of the album featuring the one musician playing every instrument….really well?

 

Kerry and I talk about all manner of things around this album including arson, venereal diseases, Vikings, and zits…..as well as the less common subject matter from songwriters of love and heartbreak. We took some diversions (as is this show’s modus operandi), but in hindsight, not nearly enough.

 

A huge thank you goes to Kerry for being such a great co-host for this one.

 

You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

 

Kerry’s excellent film-blog can be found at http://prowlerneedsajump.wordpress.com

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

 

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

 

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 58 - Roky's Bangles

Jun 16, 2019 20:04

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It's time to take a trip... back to the Psychedelic 80s??  Okay, there is a bit of 60s and a bit of 70s, but we have to pay respects at the temples of mind madness as we exalt the Head Tripper and Nightmare interpreter Roky Erickson, as his time has ended in this world. There have been many tributes to the man, but Eric has yet to speak about his role in as Horror Punk icon - and Eric has some thoughts on why Horror Punk isn't just a joke.

 

From there we head to a slightly (and we swear that the illusions will fade away at this point) happier era of Garage & Psych pop talking about The Bangles pre-pop career via a comp called Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bangles. Finally, Eric discusses their recent release 4x3 - a comp featuring The Bangles,  The Three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate, & Rain Parade covering each others’ songs. 

 

You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

 

 

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album Podcast Episode 123 - The Kinks "Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One"

May 23, 2019 01:37:00

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Love That Album is baaaaaaack.

For the second time in the show’s history, The Kinks are the focus of the program (look for Episode 31 back in October 2012 where I was joined by the wonderful Ben Eisen to talk about Something Else). For episode 123, film and music writer extraordinaire, Heather Drain returns to the episode 123 to talk about the Kinks’ album from November 1970, “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One”.

Of course, being the gabblers that we are, many other Kinky related topics get discussed. Bans from touring in America, Ray Davies as documenter of British life, sarcasm vs heart-on-the-sleeve, musicianship, the music business, environmentalism, a sweet love song with a Kinks’ twist and the most singalong coda since hey Jude…it’s all there. We even find tenuous links to our beloved Tubes.

You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

Once again, I'd like to thank the wonderful Ms Drain for bringing her great insight to the show. She's a terrific co-host. You can (and should) follow her writings about music and film at http:mondoheather.com and https://diaboliquemagazine.com/ She has a book coming out later this year “The Bizarro Encyclopedia of Film, Volume 1”....and if that isn't enough, she appears frequently on the greatest film podcast around, The Projection Booth Podcast hosted by Mike White.

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend at a barbecue / birthday bash / barmitzvah, we’d be immensely grateful. 

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 57 - Surf or Astro-Surf

May 12, 2019 16:09

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It's back to the 90s Beach time with Man Or Astro-man...    Eric looks back at the era of flashing SciFi, SpyFi instro madness. Gasp at the .. ok not gasp.... smile and bob your head to  Hi Energy Surf Rock as only the 90s could provide...    Specifically, Eric looks at their two comps of seven-inch singles, Destroy All Astro-Men!! and Intravenous Television Continuum. He puts their revival of reverb drenched guitar tunes into context with the musical environment of the 90s. Tune in and make the scene, daddehhhhh.....     You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.   Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.   If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.   If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album Podcast Episode 122 - Squeeze "Argybargy"

Mar 22, 2019 01:35:00

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Hey all you cool cats and mussel pullers….I hope you can be tempted to squeeze in some time to listen to episode 122 of Love That Album Podcast.

For this month’s episode, I am joined again by guitarist Shane Pacey to talk about Squeeze. This is the band that has over its history combined hook-laden melodies with tales of human frailty and surviving difficult circumstances. You can smile and dance to the music before you realise, “Hey, that’s a song about infidelity / domestic violence / being arrested for stealing because you can’t afford to feed your unborn child”…..oh and they wrote a song about masturbation (but it wasn’t the one I thought it was for a long time).

Nominally, we tasked ourselves with delving into the band’s third long player, Argybargy. However, as is customary at LTA Headquarters, we spent a lot of time discussing Squeeze as an entity as well as the record under focus. Were Difford and Tilbrook really the new Lennon and McCartney of their day? Could their songs have worked in the twenties around the piano in an old British Music Hall environment? What were Butlins holiday camps? All these questions and many more are skirted around on this episode.

You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

Once again, my huge thanks go to Shane for taking the time out to join me on the show and giving “some old chat”. You can (and should) check out his brand of blues at either https://shanepaceytrio.com.au or at https://bondicigars.com/. If you like Bert Jansch, Shane has a great new album called The Gardener available at https://shanepacey.bandcamp.com/album/the-gardener which would definitely have been approved of by the great man.

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful. 

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 56 - Doo Wop & 50s Rock

Mar 18, 2019 22:04

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Eric Reanimator is back for another episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

For episode 56, he wants to talk with you about two superb box sets from Rhino Records (the Criterion of CD reissue labels). Firstly, Eric discusses the vocal wonderfulness that is The Doo Wop Box. Come on.....every body loves even a little Doo Wop...it makes you smile no matter how shitty the world can get. How can you NOT smile at great songs like Goodnite Sweetheart, Teenager In Love, Barbara Ann or a ton of other more obscure nuggets? 

Then, just for something different, Eric discusses punk......well sorta kinda....Eric turns his gaze onto another great Rhino set called Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk and Rockabilly. As he always says, it's about the energy, and there's a ton of it on this box. Songs from the iconic to the 1-song-wonders - Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly to Pat Cupp and Benny Joy. It's a great celebration of when rock was young and raucous. Eric will tell you why you need this music in your life.

He also presents his thoughts on the demise of the box set brought on by technology. Spotify and Youtube playlists make this inevitable. While Eric laments the redundancy of the CD box in 2019, he has an interesting suggestion to CD companies about distribution of the fascinating books that always made the boxes an essential part of any music lover's collection.

You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.   Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.   If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.   If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

 

Love That Album February 2019 apology

Feb 23, 2019 02:37

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A brief message about the absence of a main episode of LTA in February 2019....and what's coming up over the next couple of months.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 55- Eric Returns

Feb 18, 2019 17:34

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It's been a few months since I last said this, but it's time for a new episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.   After some needed time to focus on real life concerns, Eric has returned with some reflections on his fave albums and music of 2018 and a couple of tributes to members of the band Legal Weapon who passed in 2018.   Please welcome Eric back to podcasting life.   You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.     Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.   If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.   If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album Podcast Episode 121 - Max and Maurice's Favourite First-Time-Listens of 2018

Jan 28, 2019 01:31:52

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It's January 2019....what better way to start anew year than to look in the rear view mirror.

Welcome to episode 121 of Love That Album. 

The "favourite first time listens of the year" episode is an annual tradition at LTA, but normally recorded and released in December. As Booker T and the MGs once put it, time was tight so I delayed it to this month.

I am excited to present for his first full show my son, Max Bursztynski. He did do a short segment on the year end favourites episode in 2014, but this time around, it's both of us going head-to-head for the entire episode to talk about the albums we heard for the first time in the previous calendar year. These are albums that moved or challenged us or just made us say...."yeah, that's cool". Max is eloquent and passionate about his picks. There will be something in our choices you will hopefully want to search out for yourselves.

Also, we have some audio feedback from my bandmate Dan Kerr. He's passionate about singer-songwriters and has picked some terrific albums to tell you about that excited him from last year. Dan has a great music discussion group called The Listening Party. Join it, and share your favourite music discoveries.

You can download all previous episodes of Love That Album from Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com (or just type it into your podcast app of choice).

You can check out Max's band This Is a Place For Dead People at https://www.facebook.com/TIAPFDP/

You can join The Listening Party at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DansListeningParty/

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.

Love That Album Podcast Episode 120 - Favourite first time listens of 2018

Dec 20, 2018 02:33:00

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Love That Album episode 120 is ready for your aural gratification.

 

It’s December, so as is the annual tradition, I provide for you the first of two programs where I ask some wonderful fellow music lovers to give their opinions as to the great first time listens of the year. I know most people like to contemplate the greatest music released over the previous 12 months, but I like to ask my guests to talk about the best albums they heard for the first time over the past year – regardless of when it was released. That way there’s plenty of scope for recommendations of things you may have missed.

 

I am thrilled that returning from last year are music journalist and author Jeff Jenkins, broadcaster and podcaster Billy Pinnell, and rock historian and author Ian McFarlane. Also taking part for the first time in a few years is Rockwiz co-host and adjudicator Brian Nankervis. These four fellows are inspirations to me. They listen to plenty of music and I just know that there is enough variety in their picks for something to appeal to you or for you to nod your heads wisely in agreement with their selections. Huge thanks to them all for the giving of their time to this podcast.

 

The second episode with music recommendations will come in January 2019 when I will be joined by my son Max (an accomplished musician and keen devourer of new sounds) to have an across-the-kitchen table discussion as to our faves for 2018.

 

You can download all episodes of the podcast from Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com (or just type it into your podcast app of choice).

 

Jeff’s weekly columns can be read in The Music and you can hear him every month on Radio 774 and 3RRR’s The Australian Mood.

 

You can (and should) subscribe to Billy’s podcast The Music Show with Billy Pinnell (https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-music-show-with-billy-pinnell/id1084610942?mt=2) as well as hearing him on Sundays on 3AW.

 

Keep up with all things Rockwiz at the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RocKwizOfficialpage/)

 

Ian McFarlane’s essential The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop is available from https://www.thirdstonepress.com.au/

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

 

 

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.

 

 

Love That Album Podcast Episode 119 - XTC "English Settlement"

Nov 27, 2018 01:51:09

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When the late 70s arrived, many musicians wanted to sweep away the “dinosaurs” of rock (imagine that in 2018). Punk was about to sweeping away the complexities (among other things) and getting back to raw honest energy. Many musos liked the rawness and energy of punk but felt they had stronger musical chops that they wanted to apply to that realm, as well as explore other stylistic avenues. 1977 saw the release of the debut album of one such band from Swindon, XTC.

Welcome to episode 119 of Love That Album – the second episode for November 2018.

Like The Beatles before them, the back catalogue of XTC shows a development where the band that released their final album scarcely sound like the band that released their first. By 1982, they were only five years into their recording career, but the album of that year, English Settlement bore little resemblance to White Music released only a few years prior.

For this episode of the podcast, I welcome guitarist and first-time guest, Geoff Pearlman, as well as the return of Sydney guitarist Shane Pacey to focus on English Settlement as well as the development of the band that reached that point. The discussion is wide and varied covering the musicianship of the band and the different songwriting approaches of Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding. We also discuss how the songs on the album covered social issues like domestic violence, gun ownership, and the fragility of modern existence. We had a wonderful time and I thank Shane and Geoff for working their senses overtime for the show. I even found an excuse to do my Tom Waits impersonation.

You can download the podcast from Spotify, iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

You can follow Shane at http://shanepaceytrio.com.au/ and https://bondicigars.com/

Geoff’s musical activities can be found at https://www.geoffpearlmanmusic.com/

Both can be found on the usual social media platforms (Facebook, twitter etc)

Both of these gents make terrific music in their own right, so check them out and give them your support.

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.

 

Love That Album podcast Episode 118 - Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues Interview Special

Nov 13, 2018 02:06:25

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I love a music festival. It had been a long while since I last went to one, so a few months back I decided to book a weekend away at the Victorian rural town of Wangaratta and attend their annual Festival of Jazz And Blues. I’d promised myself that I’d attend the fest years ago…this year I finally did it.



“But hey”, I thought to myself, “why not incorporate the podcast into the weekend????” With the approval of the festival PR, I was granted media access and was allowed to approach musicians for interviews.



Welcome to episode 118 of Love That Album podcast.



The beauty of a festival is you can wander from stage to stage and take risks with seeing performers you’d never heard before as well as long time favourites. So it is for the show, I approached 4 musicians - two drummers I’d long been a fan of and two guitarists I only became aware of as a result of the festival. All were wonderful musically and as interview subjects.



Drummers Anthony Shortte (formerly of Collard Greens and Gravy, currently of Opelousas), and David Jones (Pyramid, Atmasphere, Peter Cupples Band, Third Ear and many others) are very different stylistically, but I’m a huge fan of them both and they told great stories of their passion for their music and how they approach their playing.



Guitarists Alex Stuart and Ben Hauptmann were new to me. Both graduated from ANU in Canberra, but both take a different approach to their composition and arrangement. In each case though, their music tells stories of their experiences and responses to those experiences. Their recorded work and their live performances were highlights of the festival.



Regardless of whether you know these musicians or their work (or even care for jazz and blues music), if you like hearing about creativity and how life inspires one's art, you’ll (hopefully) enjoy these discussions. I feel privileged to have been a part of them.

 

You can download the podcast from Spotify, iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

 

You can follow the artists via these means:

Opelousas: https://www.facebook.com/Opelousas-Band-428336044323888/

Alex Stuart: http://www.alex-stuart.com/

Ben Hauptmann: http://benhauptmann.com/

David Jones: https://davidjonesdrums.com/

 

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

 

 

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.

 

Love That Album Podcast Episode 117 - Dennis Wilson "Pacific Ocean Blue"

Oct 26, 2018 42:13

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Since the 1995 documentary “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” was released, ex Beach Boy Brian Wilson has deservedly undergone a resurgence in popularity. Musicians and fans have been reminded about the brilliance of Wilson’s melodies and arrangements as well as his troubled past.

However, what most people don’t recall is that brother Dennis had also inherited some of that Wilson compositional brilliance. In 1977, he released an album called Pacific Ocean Blue – the only solo album released in his lifetime (Bambu was partly recorded, discarded, then released as a bootleg). In 2008, the album was given a brilliant CD re-release with Bambu and other bonus cuts - the ever so cheerful rock critic Robert Christgau rated it a "bomb". Yeah whatever, Rob....

I'm on my own for this episode (please take pity on me - the episode is mercifully short) to talk about the musical expectations of a solo album held for a Beach Boys drummer, Pacific Ocean Blue's themes, the troubled state of mind I imagine Wilson was in to write some of these songs, and how ultimately the two sides of the record reflect the two sides of Dennis himself.

You can download the show from Spotify, iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.   Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.   If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.

Love That Album Podcast episode 116 - Emmylou Harris “Wrecking Ball”

Sep 25, 2018 01:45:21

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I’m a huge admirer of people who drastically changes they way they do things because they have no satisfaction from the “tried and true” way. This is especially true of musicians. Most of the greatest ones challenged their audiences to accept them for who they wanted to be, not what they previously were.

 

Welcome to episode 116 of Love That Album podcast.

 

By 1995, Emmylou Harris needed creative change, so she met with the hot producer of the day Daniel Lanois and made Wrecking Ball. This was an album that was far removed from the country styles of Elite Hotel, Pieces of the Sky or Roses In The Snow. S [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 54 - The Music of John Martyn

Sep 15, 2018 26:42

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Eric  Reanimator is still on his two month sabbatical away from Love That Album: The Compilation Edition. In his absence, the most diverse podcaster out there, Tom Kwei, has prepared an episode for your earholes.

Tom is a keen guitarist, and one of his heroes and inspirations is English folk player John Martyn. Martyn didn't stick to the traditional rules or styes of English folk or folk-rock. Tom dedicates the show to explaining what made Martyn's music special to him and refers to four key cuts in his catalog that demonstrate what made him such an interesting musician. Listen and be converted.

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

A huge thanks to Tom for filling in Eric's shoes so admirably. You really need to listen to his other podcasts. We first became aware of each other a few years back via his and Sam Whiles' brilliant Tom Waits show "Down In The Hole". Currently his projects are:


Alphabeatallica - a show dedicated to the discussion of every Metallica song...in alphabetical order (https://metallicapodcast.podbean.com/)

Battle Rap Resume - chats with British battle rappers about their craft (https://battlerapresume.podbean.com/)

Watching The Watchmen - analyses and discussions about the Watchmen graphic novels (https://watchingthewatchmen.podbean.com/)

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.   If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.   If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

 

Love That Album podcast Episode 115 - Tamam Shud’s “Evolution” and new Aztec releases

Aug 25, 2018 01:46:59

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According to the Collins Dictionary website (because I don’t have a physical dictionary handy), “evolution” is “a process of gradual development in a particular situation or thing over a period of time.” There could not be a more apt title for the name of the debut album by Newcastle band, Tamam Shud.

 

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 53- Barbarella and Shaft Soundtracks

Aug 11, 2018 00:32:00

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Eric Reanimator is taking a podcasting break, but we at LTA HQ don’t want the listenership to miss out on their fix of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition…..nosiree Bob.

Terry Frost is the Head honcho at Paleo Cinema and Martian Drive In Podcast. He REALLY knows his cinema history and is great at putting it into social context. Terry is also a fan of great film scores, and on this episode, he has decided to talk about two of them.

The first is the score for Barbarella composed by Bob Crewe (a hit song writer for [...]

Love That Album podcast Episode 114 - The Replacements “Pleased To Meet Me”

Jul 23, 2018 01:46:28

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We talk a lot about musical progression on Love That Album podcast. If you knew nothing about The Replacements background, and heard “Dope Smoking Moron” followed by Skyway (or even Can’t Hardly Wait), you’d be hard pressed to determine how they walked the line between one point and the other.

 

For LTA episode 114, I’m joined once again by the wonderful music and film writer Heather Drain, and by the CEO of Cigar City Management, Randy Ojeda to discuss the ‘Mats fifth studio record Pleased To Meet Me. This was an important record. It was the first official album with Bob Stinson pushed from the band (it’s alleged he was rarely around for the “Tim” recordings). It was recorded with revered Memphis producer Jim Dickinson and featur [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 52- Live Punk Best of Albums

Jul 12, 2018 00:19:52

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When punk rock bands put out live albums, it can be a crap shoot. Are they trying to keep a buzz alive? Are they filling out a contract? Do they want to make a best of record but have albums and tracks across several labels some of which are no longer active?   On this episode of LTA: The Compilation Edition, Eric talks about two live albums that act as best of records for two of the most enduring of the 80s SoCal punk bands.   T.S.O.L. Live in ‘91 finds a band … who didn’t even use their band name.. reclaiming their music and starting to reclaim their legacy.    Social Distortion Live at the Roxy is a victory lap of sorts, as the band celebrates it’s rebirth and pays tribute to the trials of the past.   Eric also has important news. Tune in.   You can download the show from iTunes (search for [...]

Love That Album podcast episode 113 - The Tubes S/T

Jun 24, 2018 02:16:21

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When punk arrived in the mid 70s, its charter was to shake the establishment and give the finger to all that it stood for. Aim was also taken at bands taking months to record an album that were needlessly complex. They were seen as being part of the “machine”. In 1973, along came San Franciscan band The Tubes. They had punk attitude, but were not content to play 2 minute stripped-back punk songs. Their songs were making fun of middle America’s consumer obsessed society and its conservative values (haven’t we come a long way since then………right????) They weren’t angry, though. They were definitely laughing while pointing that finger, and doing shows that were part rock show, part theatre, all supposed to make your parents feel uncomfortable. They weren’t quite punk, they weren’t quite glam….what were they?

 

For Love That Album episode 113, I am joined by the marvellous writer and podcaster Heather Drain to discuss our love of The Tubes, the natur [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 51 - Anthony B. Parts Unknown

Jun 14, 2018 00:22:59

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Anthony Bourdain RIP.

 

Everything moves towards it’s end. We get the time we get.

 

Death comes ripping for each of us, and this time Eric once again pauses to pay tribute to a fan of crime films, of travel, or food. A crime writer and TV host, Anthony Bourdain, who was also a fan of punk rock, rock and roll and music that moves us. 

 

If you take nothing else away from this  ep [...]

Love That Album podcast episode 112 - Jet “Get Born”

May 30, 2018 00:42:21

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It’s time for episode 112 of Love That Album. I’ve gone walkabout this month, but my great friend and music fiend Dave Blom returns to take over the show.

Another Australian band with a massive debut album from possibly the last wave of really big album sales. This 2003 album was the result of a perfect storm of factors for the members of Jet. The success that The Vines had (subject of previous Dave Blom LTA podcast) led to record companies searching for more Australian rock. Jet were in the right place at the right time, they had a sound that was radio friendly, they were visually marketable and they had some really good singles. So Jet cashed in on their opportunity and the result was Get Born.

The album itself whilst not overly original or innovative has many highlights and makes for some very good listening. The main thing that this album has going for it is passion. Jet wear their hearts on their sleeves and aren’t afraid to demonstrate exactly [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 50 - Kinman’s Rest

May 13, 2018 00:22:29

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Welcome to Episode 50 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition. 

At the start of May 2018 Tony Kinman of the Dils, Rank’n'File and Cowboy Nation passed away. Eric reflects on his music and bands, it’s influence and some of the other artists he played with. He brilliantly sums up the links between country and punk, and beautifully describes the working relationship between brothers. Rest in Peace.

Reaching 50 episodes is a wonderful milestone, and a huge thanks to Eric for bringing his music observations to the Love That Album podcasts in both my shows and his own. Looking forward to the 100 episode mark. 

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com  

Love That Album podcast Episode 111 - Beck “Sea Change”

Apr 25, 2018 01:20:58

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It’s unusual to open up a blurb to promote the podcast with a confession of an error….but better I confess than you catch me out and roll your eyes at what a big idiot I am.

 

I am joined by my friend and proprietor of Rocksteady Records, Pat Monaghan to talk about the 2002 album by Beck called Sea Change. At one point we discuss a particular song and I make a point about its arrangement that is incorrect. This is what happens when you rely on your memory of a song rather than actually go back and listen to confirm your memory is correct – you make stupid mistakes. I will let you work out what that mistake is. First to submit the correct answer gets a hearty “well done” from me!!!!

 

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 49- Electro Madness OST

Apr 14, 2018 00:21:29

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 LTA: The Compilation Edition heads one episode closer to the half century.

 

Welcome to more soundtrack madness as Eric talks in LTA: CE #49 about a number of soundtracks devoted to electronic based music spanning from the late 60s to the mid 90s. He talks about the hard/soft dynamic, the influence of Krautrock and even manages to work yet another Mudhoney song from an original soundtrack into the mix.

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from 

Love That Album Podcast Episode 110 - Monty Python Sings

Mar 27, 2018 01:24:27

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It’s time for episode 110 of Love That Album podcast.

In terms of status, the Monty Python crew are like rock stars. How big? When they have musicians like Led Zeppelin and George Harrison ready to bankroll their projects, you know they were bigger than Brian…..Their routines are quoted like song lyrics. In the comedy world, their material is ubiquitous. It could be argued they went from fighting the establishment to becoming the establishment…..which is very rock star.

For this episode of the show, the great Ben Eisen of the All Time Top Ten podcast joins Maurice to wax lyrical about the collection of Monty Python songs called Monty Python Sings. Do the songs work outside of the context [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition episode 48 - Hyper Pop Soundtracks

Mar 14, 2018 00:21:31

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For episode 48 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition, Eric has decided to talk about a pair of hyper poppy soundtracks.

 

First up, he talks about the set of songs recorded for 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats, then follows it up with a discussion about the tunes for a 2011 Disney film, Lemonade Mouth. The common link is contemporary pop music….and that is in the true definition of “pop” meaning “popular” music.

 

Just go to any online music forum, and see the need people feel to say how the music of their youth was the only music that mattered and how it’s all turned to shit since then. Eric takes time to reflect on the fact that while he may not necessarily be a huge fan of all the songs these albums have to offer, but it isn’t his or anyone else’s place to denigrate anything else that others enjoy. If kids decide to pick up an instrument and join a band based on the music that’s popular in their time…..well, that’s gotta [...]

Love That Album Podcast episode 109 - The Police’s “Synchronicity”

Feb 27, 2018 02:08:45

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If we’re discussing an album with songs about stalking, emotional control of another human being, Carl Jung, the Loch Ness Monster appearing as a result of a suburbanite’s frustration with life and Oedipus, you’d probably surmise Love That Album podcast is focusing on the Synchronicity by The Police….and you’d be right.

 

For LTA episode 109, I am joined by songwriter and singer Shannon Hurley (aka Numbers Girl on All Time Top Ten Podcast) to talk about the final studio album released in 1983 by Gordon Sumner, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. Synchronicity was hugely popular in its day, but for some reason, the band’s detractors have seen them as a singles band at best and pretend-punk at worst.

 

Yes, their singles were hugely popular on the radio (a cardinal sin for the cool kids), and yes, their albums did contain filler. However, many of the deeper cuts on all 5 albums revealed some gems played by 3 fantastic musicians who knew the dy [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 47- It Came from the 80s

Feb 13, 2018 00:20:58

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Welcome to the future, welcome to the Pepsi generation.. wait that’s the wrong decade… this is welcome to the end of the world as we knew it and it felt .. fine… ?   For episode 47 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition, Eric talks about the 80s, seeing MTV for the first time and revisiting an era via music via the first 3 volumes of a series of CDs called It Came From The Eighties. Nostalgia is a nice place to visit as long as you don’t set up permanent residence there.      You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com    

Love That Album podcast Episode 108 - Till The Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus & Beat The Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson

Jan 22, 2018 01:10:33

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It’s 2018….a new year, but Love That Album podcast is still here to party like it’s 2011 when it got started.

For episode 108, Maurice is presenting a solo show to talk about a pair of tribute albums.

Tribute albums can be a fairly dodgy excuse to get a variety of performers to do a cover of the artist in question. These albums can lack cohesion and just be a collection of songs rather than a solid work in its own right. Often, some of the actual covers lack any real inspiration.

Maurice presents two albums he feels stand apart from the tribute pack. The first is Till The Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus and Beat The Retreat: Songs By Richard Thompson. Tune in to hear why these albums work so well. The songs presented by a wealth of great songwriting contemporaries combine adventurous arrangements some distance from the familiar versions, along with ” comfort food” arrangements.

Eric Reanimator chimes in for his Album [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition episode 46: What’s the Link between Freddy and (Duane) Eddy?

Jan 14, 2018 00:20:40

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Welcome to 2018 and to episode 46 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

 

This month, Eric talks about compilations from rock and country artist Freddy Fender along with 50s guitar slingers Duane Eddy and Link Wray. All three men left their mark on rock with their sounds and their songs. So take a listen and travel back to a time when the sounds were different, simpler, yet still had the magic spark of Rock!

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com    < [...]

Love That Album podcast Episode 107 - Favourite First Time Listens of 2017: The Podcasters

Dec 27, 2017 01:52:57

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The year is almost done. The world is more insane than ever.

 

I won’t pretend that Tim Merrill, Eric Peterson or myself can make sense of it…..but we CAN tell you about the music we heard for the first time in 2017 that made things bearable. If music doesn’t cure all, it comes damn close….for us anyway. We each nominate 5 albums we heard this year that reminded us about the greatness that humanity can achieve when people are not trying to screw each other over. We’ll tell you our picks and why they’re worthy of you seeking them out for your own collections.

 

My thanks to my two wonderful friends Tim and Eric for sharing their timeand knowledge. I also thank anyone who contributed to an LTA in 2017 or anyone who took the time out to listen or recommend the show to others. You’re all wonderful.

 

We’re not singing Kum-Ba-Ya…..all we are saying….is give Love That Album episode 1 [...]

Love That Album podcast Episode 106 - Favourite First Time Listens of 2017: The Media

Dec 10, 2017 01:50:56

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What happens when a music broadcaster, an author, a record store owner and a journalist all walk into a podcast? (Yeah, I know it would sound better if it were a bar…..)

You get Love That Album podcast episode 106.

I am joined by four fine gentlemen with diverse knowledge, taste and appreciation for great music and want to recommend what rocked their world this year. They are Billy Pinnell (ex Triple M album show), Ian Macfarlane (author of The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop), Pat Monaghan (proprietor of Rocksteady Records) and Jeff Jenkins (music journalist and author). I spoke with each of them separately and have them tell me the favourite albums they heard for the first time this year.

I am honoured that these fellow music fanatics, who have all had a hand in shaping what I’ve listened to over the years, graced my little podcast with their time and thoughts. A huge thanks to them all.

Looking ahead to episode 107 (out in the week followi [...]

Love That Album podcast episode 105 - The Grays’ “Ro Sham Bo” and Heatwave’s “Too Hot To Handle”

Nov 25, 2017 02:12:05

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Welcome to episode 105 of Love That Album podcast.

 

It’s been a while since we’ve had a double header on the podcast, but this time around we’re doing just that. My very special guest is the charismatic and semi-regular co-host of the All Time Top Ten podcast, David Daskal. He pointed out that since it had been a while from him previously joining me on LTA, we needed to talk about TWO albums to make up for that time.

 

We start off with a conversation about the 1994 album from indie rock band The Grays, “Ro Sham Bo”. The band included two ex-members of Jellyfish, Jason Falkner and Jon Brion. With such a pedigree in melodicism, why was this album not huge? We try to make sense of it.

 

Then Dave and I put on our leisure suits and strut our collective stuff to the 1976 debut album “Too Hot To Handle” by the band Heatwave. Their songwriter Rod Temperton went on to write songs for one of the biggest selling records in pop hist [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition 45 - Under The Covers

Nov 14, 2017 00:23:57

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When a 90s Power Pop revivalist and an 80s Pop Queen.. who really is a garage rocker at heart… team up for 3 albums of covers  featuring songs from the 1960s (Vol 1), the 1970s (Vol 2) and the 1980s (Vol 3) you get a interesting road map to the music of a generation…..

  Eric wasn’t expecting to go that way with this episode (but Maurice is happy he did)…. but let’s do it. This great collection goes both with some obvious favourites and some less investigated gems, showing that Hoffs and Sweet have a true love for the broad umbrella of the history of rock and pop.  Ming Tea is Groovyyyyyyyyy…..   You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from th [...]

Love That Album podcast episode 104 - Emitt Rhodes’ “Rainbow Ends”

Oct 21, 2017 01:47:11

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Welcome to episode 104 of Love That Album podcast.

I am joined once again by hard working musician and pop lover, Rhys Lett. He’d spent most of the night playing a gig and STILL found energy on a Sunday morning to talk about the music of Emitt Rhodes – that’s dedication.

Since I’m a fan of great songwriters, people have expressed surprise that it took me until about a year ago or so to discover Rhodes’ music. LA based musician and producer Chris Price was discussing his involvement producing Rhodes’ 2016 comeback album “Rainbow Ends” on Ben Eisen’s All Time Top Ten podcast. Intrigued, I sought out his first solo album for ABC Dunhill, then bought Rainbow Ends when it was released.

Rhys is a long-time fan of Emitt Rhodes music, so we were able to have an interesting discussion focusing on his early bands, his one-man-band albums from the early 70s, the frustrating history behind his reason to walk away from being a recording artist, and his con [...]

Love That Album podcast: The Compilation Edition Episode 44- Horror Punk

Oct 14, 2017 00:21:34

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Love That Album Compilation Edition 44: Oct 2017 - Horror punk   Eric wanders through part of the history and sounds of Horror Punk and bands who are steeped in the genre as well as who have dipped their severed toes in the murky waters of singing about monsters, aliens, the end of the world and all the other crazy stuff that scares people.    Squares Beware!   You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com   Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebo [...]

LTA announcement - September 2017 lateness and details of LTA 104

Sep 23, 2017 00:03:08

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Listen to the announcement!!!!

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 43 - Ca$h In$ and Wail’n

Sep 14, 2017 00:29:22

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Outlaw

noun 1. a person who has broken the law, especially one who remains at large or is a fugitive.

synonyms:

fugitive, (wanted) criminal, public enemy, outcast, exile, pariah; 

verb 1 ban; make illegal.

“Maryland outlawed cheap small-caliber pistols”

synonyms:

ban, bar, prohibit, forbid, veto, make illegal, proscribe, interdict

(from google dictionary)

This time around, it’s raining in the insulation and these aren’t tear drops falling… this isn’t a dark cyberpunk future and we aren’t more human than human.

It’s time to be an android, not a man…

 

It’s time for more earthbound concerns and human songs, our guides as we [...]

Love That Album podcast Episode 103 - Sienna Dahlen “Ice Age Paradise”

Aug 27, 2017 01:15:35

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Welcome to episode 103 of Love That Album podcast.

In July 2017, I went with my family to the other side if the world - Canada to be precise - to take in the magnificent musical experience that is the Montreal Jazz Festival. We heard jazz fusion, free jazz,bop, soul, New Orleans funk, bluegrass…..and then there’s the shimmering beauty that is the music of the Juno-winning British Columbian songwriter, Sienna Dahlen. Her performance with a rhythm section, a string section and a horn section in front of hundreds (maybe thousands) of music fans in the Place Des Arts was nothing short of breathtaking.

I was astounded to learn that her latest album Ice Age Paradise, from which the concert material was sourced, was recorded in a mere two days. Upon my return to Australia, I contacted Sienna to discuss her album, her musical development, and winter.I was also fortunate that her father Laine was with her. Laine is an amazing artist and a songwriter to boot - one [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 42- Summer Crafts

Aug 14, 2017 00:23:28

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Welcome to episode 42 of Love That Album – The Compilation Edition. It’s August 2017 and in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s hot, so it’s time for summer break and back to school and all of that…Before summer leaves, Eric has a pair of 1990s horror film soundtracks to talk about.

Both feature the band “Our Lady Peace”, covers of songs by famous bands and a song writing duo people know, along with bands from the era people recall for one or two hits. Either way sometimes you just have to time travel to 1996 or 1997 and revisit the sounds that conjure those moments and were also featured in either The Craft or I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Love That Album podcast Episode 102 - The Vines “Highly Evolved”

Jul 24, 2017 00:37:05

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For Episode 102 of Love That Album, Maurice is taking a break and Dave Blom is taking over the LTA airwaves.

 

The Vines debut 2002 album Highly Evolved marked the start of the latest big wave of Australian Rock Music. The Vines like other bands of the era followed a similar trajectory of instantly becoming the top Australian rock act and having a big first album, a moderate second album, before fading from these lofty heights. Still like other Australian bands of a similar vintage, they are still playing gigs and putting out albums. So flip your sneaker off, slap it on your face and tune in to the sound of Nirvana mixed with the Beatles that is The Vines.

 

HUGE thanks to Dave for bringing this great episode to your ea [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 41 - The Greatest Female Rock Singer of All Time

Jul 15, 2017 00:26:21

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This month Eric takes on the question?   Who is the Greatest Female Rock Singer of all time?   Who did he talk about? Who did he talk trash about? Who has he offended?   Tune in and find out.   Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

Love That Album podcast Episode 101 - Died Pretty’s “Lost” and The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop

Jun 22, 2017 02:11:25

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Welcome episode 101 of Love That Album podcast.

Ian McFarlane is one of Australia’s most authoritative and respected music journalists and historians. He’s been writing about rock music for many years in newspapers like The Australian and Juke as well as fanzines like Prehistoric Sounds. In the 1990s he wrote the definitive guide to the history of Australian popular music, “The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop”, published by Allen and Unwin. Homes of rock fans had well thumbed copies of the book and in 2017, Ian has finally released the second edition of the encyclopedia to bring it up to date.

I was thrilled to welcome Ian onto the show to discuss the book, his motivation for updating it in the internet era when facts (alternative or otherwise) can be found easily online, and some interesting details from our rock heritage. This must be the only book where attention will be given to both Delta Goodrem and The Lime Spiders, the Chantoozies and Radio Bir [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 40 - Warp Ghetto Punk

Jun 16, 2017 00:24:37

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‘Ello Kiddies. Northern American summer’s here and it’s time to take a trip - a trip 2000s style with some punk and garage music. Direct from the thrift store, Eric covers a couple of Punk and Garage comps he saved from the bins. First up, a couple of comps from the Warp Tour, a shoe company-sponsored run around the USA featuring mainly US punk bands from the 90s. There’s some names you’ll know and some you may not. The important thing is these comps are all about music for driving in the car and blasting at 3AM to get the cops to come and visit. 

 

Eric also presents a compilation of Detroit bands from the 90s and 2000s. Once again there will be some names you’ll know and some you won’t but all good stuff. This comp was sponsored by a local craft brewery… Ghetto Blaster.

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from 

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 39 - May 2017 Spring Cleaning

May 15, 2017 00:22:32

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It’s that time of year. The seasons are changing and Eric is committed to spring cleaning. In this case, it’s gonna be some digital cleaning as he finally gets around to talking about some compilations from artists that he has been sitting on and meaning to talk about. Maybe he’s already played tracks from or mentioned more than a few of these…but then he’s going to throw in a couple of tracks from new albums that he’s still exploring.

 

Starting it all off is some tunes from the 60s garage group The Music Machine, followed by….. well….an artist who I never thought Eric would cover – tune in to find out who it is. Then, he discusses a group from Portland called the The Jolenes and finally recommends some new records he’s digging.

 

Enjoy.

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http:// [...]

Love That Album podcast - Episode 100 - John Hiatt’s “Bring The Family” (redux)

May 2, 2017 01:53:03

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Bring out the fanfare music.

Roll out the red carpet.

…..or maybe just download the podcast….please….

Love That Album turns 100 episodes old.

Back in 2011, I started the podcast to talk with folks about great records (and maybe a couple of not so great ones….). There have also been interviews with authors of music biographies, musicians, but at the heart of it, this has been a forum for me to chat with fellow music freaks about why we love the albums we do. Many more similar podcasts have been created in recent times, and I’m thrilled that the podcast format is being used to focus on my very favourite art form.

I am joined by Geoff Smith (who has been a regular on the program from the very early days) and LTA-first-timer, Dave Anderson to discuss John Hiatt’s “Bring The Family” (an album that SHOULD have been the subject of a podcast back in episode 2 – we explain why it wasn’t, if you aren’t already familiar with the story). [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 38 - Roots of Alt Rock Class of 1990

Apr 13, 2017 00:32:42

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Alt Rock… the early 90s style came from somewhere. Its incursion on MTV and Rock Radio didn’t come out of nowhere. It was just time for a change, but there were those who bridged the gap and moved the needle more left on the dial (‘Mats reference) and in many ways set the stage for the Pearl Jams, the Nirvanas, REMs and Alice In Chains of the world… and some of those bands were fans of these guys….

    All of this is to say that Eric Reanimator is back talking once again about Queensryche, King’s X and Drivin’n’Cryin (don’t worry he will be back to Punk, Country and Country Punk soon enough). Anyway Eric talks about a time a quarter of a century ago when for a moment (mainly late 1990 and into 1991) those three bands made the charts, had a few hits and had videos on MTV. So sit back, strap yourself in, and time travel back to the early nineties.       You can download the [...]

Love That Album podcast Episode 99 - Chris Wilson “Landlocked”

Mar 25, 2017 01:20:23

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Episode 99 of Love That Album podcast is available for your enjoyment….and I’m really happy with this one.

For this episode, I present an interview I did with Chris Wilson on the 25th anniversary of his first album post-Crown of Thorns, Landlocked. Chris is a triple threat. He is among Australia’s greatest harmonica players (and has played on sessions for some of the greatest performers in Australian rock music). He has an incredible and distinctive baritone voice that can be mighty and booming or tender and gentle. Finally, he is the equal of any of the greatest songwriters in Australia with a gift for poetic but earthy lyrics and great melodies. If you’re a fan of Don Walker, Paul Kelly, or even Captain Beefheart or Tom Waits, you need to give Chris a listen.

We spend some time talking about the 1992 album Landlocked, but also touch upon the Melbourne pub band scene of the era, his songwriting and blues heroes, and how Crowded House asked Chris to [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 37 - Beware The Ides of March

Mar 13, 2017 00:29:09

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A message from Reanimator:   Et Tu Brute?    A XXXXXXXXXDarkXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXX XXXXCyberpunk XXXXX BUTTLE XXXXX XXX XXX XXXX Hard Times XXX XXXX XXXX XX Amerikka XXXXX Jennings XXXXXXX XXX XX XXX XXX Wanders XXXX Lovers Left Alive XXXXX Operation XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX Mindcrime XXX XX XX End of the World XXX XX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX Hardwxxer XXX XXX XXX XXX XX MazingX XXX XXX XXX Stooges XXX XXX XX King X XXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XX     You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the Tunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com     Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicema [...]

Love That Album Episode 98 - The Gentlemen’s Guide To Midnite Soul

Feb 22, 2017 02:07:24

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It’s time for episode 98 of Love That Album.

Soul music can be raw or it can be smooth. It can convey emotions of the heart or it can be about confronting social injustice. Above all, soul music is about the groove and making you feel honest emotion…..

On this month’s episode I am honoured to be joined again by film and music enthusiast Will Smith, co-host of the magnificent Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema podcast (bringing class to the trash since 1977). Will is a huge devotee of soul music, so we decided to introduce each other to three great soul albums and then discuss our thoughts about the music and the artist. In no particular order, those albums are:

Soul Power – Curtis Harding

Etta James – Rocks The House

Darondo – Listen to my Song: The Music City Sessions

Emma Donovan and the Putbacks – Dawn

Millie Jackson – Caught Up

Jackie Shane – Live

These albums are diverse and are both old and ne [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 36 - The 1984 Front

Feb 14, 2017 00:16:02

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Punk Rock, early 80s style. That’s what Eric is covering this time around with coverage of the Welcome to 1984 and Not So Quiet On The Western Front compilation albums. Both feature bands from the early 80s when punk had evolved from the revved up styles of the 70s and become the so called Hard Core era. The bands on these comps are raw, in your face and filled with energy and attitude. Maybe they’re albums for our times.

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

 

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

Love That Album - January 2017 announcement

Jan 24, 2017 00:01:51

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An announcement about the delay of this month’s (January 2017) episode and what will come in Feburay.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 35 - Hard Thrash Metal

Jan 14, 2017 00:27:02

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Welcome to the episode 35 of LTA: The Compilation Edition.

 

It’s 2017 and Eric is starting it off with thunder, lightning and the rumble of Hard Rock, Heavy and Thrash Metal.

 

Starting off with the German comp, King Solomon’s Goldmine featuring 70s hard rock, Punk, Kraut Rock and even some Pop Rock. Following that is discussion of the 18 Headbangers From The 80’s comp which features everything from top tier metal acts like Black Sabbath (the Dio fronted version) to Judas Priest alongside 80s pop metal acts Ratt and White Lion and ass [...]

Love That Album podcast episode 97 - Favourite albums heard in 2016

Dec 29, 2016 02:00:55

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So if 2016 were to sing The Angels’ “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?”, what would you reply?

Wrong!!! The answer is “I’ll let you know after I’ve listened to episode 97 of Love That Album podcast”.

 

It’s time for the annual roundup of favourite albums heard for the first time over the year. I’m joined by host of LTA: The Compilation Edition, Eric Reanimator, and my See Hear podcast co-host Bernard Stickwell. Our lists cover country, funk, punk, jazz, rock….. and surf music. Not only that, but some very kind LTA listeners also chime in with their favourite albums heard this year. Join us for a fun filled episode.

 

I want to thank anyone who joined me on a show, steered the show while I took a break, listened to a show, provided feedback or recommended the show to someone else. Without you, the show would be dull and only heard by my cat.

 

2017 will see the recording and release of episode 100 – not a [...]

Love That Album Compilation Edition Episode 34 Ghost of 70s Pop Car ‘16

Dec 12, 2016 00:26:24

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Welcome to the episode 34 of LTA: The Compilation Edition.

 

Okay, enough of that It’s the end of a very strange and tough year, so goodbye 2016, and we’ll be glad to see you go. This time however Eric takes a moment to reflect back on the year, talk about some comps and pay tribute to one of those we lost.

 

The comps covered in this ep are a sketchy mass produced 70’s Pop thing called “70’s Pop Generation: Dancing in the City” featuring a couple of one hit wonders, some also rans and a few old ball tunes. Then, Eric goes totally out of his wheelhouse and talks about some electronic music covering the cassette tape release of Ghost Car Records 2008 to 2010, a synthwave reissue on the Swedish Columbia label. There is some talk about too much stuff to listen to .. blah blah blah… and then a few words about the man who fell to earth and we’re out… 2016 is done… 

 

NOTE: The final “regular [...]

Love That Album podcast - Episode 96 - Simon & Garfunkel “Bookends” and “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”

Nov 28, 2016 02:01:33

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Episode 96 of Love That Album is available….and like a bridge over troubled water, it will ease your mind.

 

Maurice is joined by Ben Eisen ofthe All Time Top Ten podcast to discuss the final two studio albums from Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, 1968’s “Bookends” and 1970’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”. Their Everly Brothers inspired vocal harmony blend, combined with Simon’s songwriting and Garfunkel’s fragile vocal style make them a truly unique pairing. Their albums to this point had already yielded classic songs still recalled to this day,but both Bookends and Bridge not only further demonstrate their way with great songs, but also stylistically advance into directions Simon would continue to explore in his solo career.

 

Love That Album: Compilation Edition Episode 33 - Elvis Didley

Nov 12, 2016 00:18:06

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Welcome to the 33rd instalment of the Love that Album Compilation Edition.

 

It’s November 2016, and  it’s time go back in time to the dawn of Rock and Roll to visit with the King… yes that one, Elvis… and one of the originals of Rock and Roll, Bo Diddley.

 

Up first Eric talks about the Elvis comp The Swedish Hits - no kidding, he somehow got Sweden in the mix again!!! Anyway, the 2 CD set sold in grocery stores includes both some of the best known tracks by The King and some lesser recalled ones.

 

From the King Eric moves on to maybe his favourite 50s Rock and Roll Legend, the one the only Bo Diddley.  Taking tracks from His Best and the Chess Boxset, Eric tells why he’s down with the Beat, and why you need some Diddley in your collection… 

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from 

Love That Album podcast episode 95 - Jazz Mystery Box #2

Oct 30, 2016 01:06:23

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Welcome to episode 95 of Love That Album.

To some folks in the podcasting world, we’re in the month of Shocktober. At LTA headquarters, it’s Jazztober and Maurice is celebrating by doing the second Jazz Mystery Box episode (Check out LTA #84 with Terry Frost for the first one). Maurice has picked three jazz albums from his collection he wants to notify the podcast listening world about, and then proceeds to do just that.What are the albums? THAT is the mystery. Download the show and find out.

Maurice make no claims to being a jazz expert – there are people who know a ton more than he does, both in the history and the music theory of jazz.All he’s doing [...]

Love That Album: Compilation Edition Episode 32 - Executioner’s Last Steel Guitar

Oct 18, 2016 00:19:01

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Welcome to the 32nd instalment of the Love that Album Compilation Edition… 

it’s October. Rather than talk about some horror punk or dusty Alt country, this time around Eric discusses the Steel Guitar Jazzy great American Song book filled albums of Jon Rauhouse and his collection of collaborators. Over the course of three albums Rauhouse (Jon Rauhouse’s Steel Guitar Air Show

Love That Album podcast Episode 94 - Not Drowning, Waving’s “Claim” plus interview with David Bridie

Sep 25, 2016 01:26:23

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Love That Album podcast episode 94 is ready for your aural pleasure.

Maurice is joined by Julian Gillis (friend from school years and long-time absentee from the show) to discuss an album that cemented their friendship, 1989’s “Claim” from Melbourne band Not Drowning, Waving. For the uninitiated, this is music you can relax to, boogie to (yes, “boogie” specifically – find out why), and think about. It mixes rock and Papua New Guinea influences, as well as the music of Indigenous Australia.

The band’s songwriter was David Bridie who has a keen sense of how to tell a great story. He tells tales of ordinary people and their lives through small details like a great novelist would do.

Love That Album Compilation Edition: Episode 31: Grand Theft Audio

Sep 13, 2016 00:25:01

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Welcome to episode 31 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

Eric is talking about some punk rock reissues from the Grand Theft Audio label this time around. Grand Theft Audio specialized in reissues of punk music mainly over looked, forgotten and ignored bands from the golden era of the late 70s and early 80s. The reissues were oriented towards ‘complete recording’ from a time period. 

 

Starting off is Popular Easy Listening Music Ensemble (P.E.L.M.E.) and their album Relax With… from 1995. They were playing in a slightly different sandbox from the rest of the CDs Eric is going to talk about with their mix of 

Love That Album podcast Episode 93 - The Triffids “Treeless Plain”

Aug 25, 2016 01:44:26

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Welcome to episode 93 of Love That Album podcast

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaack………..

For the first episode after my LTA sabbatical, I have invited proprietor of Melbourne record store Rock Steady Records and all-round gentleman, Pat Monaghan, to join me in discussing one of his most very favourite bands The Triffids and their debut album (sort of) Treeless Plain released in 1983. The Perth band were outsiders in a pub-rock environment where hard rock or Top 40 cover bands were dominating the scene. Yet, songwriter and poet, David McComb and his fellow Triffids were dedicated to their style of music and pursuing their unique vision. Through years of touring, living in London and developing their craft, they earned the love and respect of their peers – Nick Cave,Paul Kelly and The Go-Betweens to name a few (and were recently name-checked in a Courtney Barnett song showing the [...]

Love That Album Compilation Edition: Episode 30 - Country ‘n’ Blues, Waylon ‘n’ Jeffrey

Aug 13, 2016 00:28:22

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Welcome to episode 30 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

This time around, Eric talks about the music of the hot American summer: country and blues.

First up, Eric discusses a pair of tribute compilation albums dedicated to Waylon Jennings: “I’ve Always Been Crazy” and “Lonesome On’ry And Mean”. One features more mainstream country acts and the other, alt country artists and bunkers. If you are one of those people who thinks country music isn’t for you, Waylon might be a good entry point. From his early days as Buddy Holly’s bass player to the 70s outlaw country era, and then finally as a member of the supergroup The Highwaymen, Waylon left his mark on the landscape of popular music, and it’s easy to hear why so many artists stepped forward to cover his songs.

Next, Eric explores a couple of volumes of The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project where artists like Ni [...]

Love That Album podcast Episode 92 - Blackfeather’s “In The Mountain of Madness” and Avalanche’s Self Titled album

Jul 25, 2016 01:19:53

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Welcome to episode 92 of Love That Album podcast.

 

In this final month of my sabbatical from the podcast, the good ship LTA is steered by previous co hosts (and passionate Australian music experts), Dave Blom and Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide’s, Michael Pursche.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 29 - Searchin for That Brill Building sound

Jul 10, 2016 00:26:37

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Welcome to Episode 29 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.


This time around Eric goes freeform once again to talk about… well Sweden… but first he’s got some  chatter about the late 50s early 60s Brill Building Sound.. a collection of recordings originating in from the New York City center of the music publishing world… acts like Bobby Darin, Ben E King, a host of Girl Groups, The Shangri Las and Paul Revere and the Raiders worked with the like of Phil Specter and created music that has lasted for generations…

Love That Album podcast Episode 91 - Screaming Trees and The Mad Season

Jun 25, 2016 01:41:13

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Welcome to episode 91s of Love that Album. While Maurice continues on his walkabout/vision quest, Eric Reanimator (of LTA: The Compilation Series) continues leading the show. For this episode, he is joined by creator of the Feed My Ears music discussion Facebook group, John Ross to talk about two classics of the grunge era..

 

They start the show by discussing the Screaming Trees’ “Sweet Oblivion” album from 1992. Featuring Mark Lanegan on vocals, the Screaming Trees were largely overlooked in their day despite being around at the right place and right time, securing a major label contract, a [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 28 - Movin’ To The UK Pop

Jun 13, 2016 00:28:15

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Welcome to Episode 28 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.


This time around Eric goes freeform once again to talk about some UK based Rock, Power Pop and Punk… First off is a couple of thoughts about the UK Rock group The Move featuring a pre-ELO Roy Wood. The Move who, despite their nine Top 20 UK singles and being one the most popular British bands, never seemed to click with listeners in the United States. Eric notes that they have been covered by Cheap [...]

Love That Album episode 90 - NoMeansNo’s “Small Parts Isolated and Destroyed” and Poison Idea’s “Feel The Darkness”

May 27, 2016 01:05:50

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Welcome to episode 90 of Love That Album… this time around Maurice is on a walkabout / vision quest… is he looking to find which album by the Cult is better Sonic Temple or Ceremony? We will have to wait and find out. In the mean time  Eric Reanimator (of LTA: The Compilation Series) has taken the controls for this episode and is joined once again by  Tim Merrill (of the See Hear podcast) to present some music discussion.

 

First up, they talk about Small Parts Isolated And Destroyed by Nomeansno a Punk Funk Jazz Post Punk record from 1988. Drawing on the weird end of the punk [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition – Episode 27 – Paisley Cowboy Punks

May 12, 2016 00:29:15

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This time around Eric goes freeform once again to talk about two 80s sub genres- The Paisley Underground and Cowpunk scenes. 

Bands like The Dream Syndicate,  Green on Red,  and The Rain Parade get some love along side Rank N File, Guadalcanal Diary and Naked Prey.  Eric ends with some examples of bands that carried the Paisley Underground and Cowpunk into the 90s and beyond. So if you are looking for some Alt Country 80s style, tune in, take notes and get ready to dig for vinyl…

 

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at 

Announcement from LTA HQ

May 4, 2016 00:03:42

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Hear ye, hear ye.

Listen to the following announcement from LTA Headquarters

Love That Album episode 89 - Interview with Darian Sahanaja of Wondermints and Brian Wilson’s Band

Apr 21, 2016 01:46:32

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It’s time for episode 89 of Love That Album podcast.

 

Maurice is joined in discussion by Darian Sahanaja, the long time “music secretary” of Brian Wilson’s band. He is also one of the songwriters and keyboard player for Los Angeles pop maestros, Wondermints. Besides Darian, Nick Walusko, Mike D’Amico and Probyn Gregory have all been absorbed into Brian’s band.

 

The conversation took place while Darian was in Australia with Brian for a final tour playing Pet Sounds live. The conversation incorporated Darian’s early love of Beach Boys (and how it got him beat up), the [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition – Episode 26 – Return Of The Single Dudes

Apr 17, 2016

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This time around Eric goes deep into the well of his musical core, exploring three soundtracks that had a strong and important impact on his life.

First, the 1985 soundtrack for the film Return of the Living Dead which mixed punk rock, horror film themes alongside the emerging hard rock, retro fitted new wave and synth sounds of the era.

Next is the soundtrack to Eric’s beloved Punk Western Dudes with its mix of late 80s Punk, Hard Rock and the grumblings of what would become Alt Rock in the next several years.

Finally Eric talks about one of the biggest selling soundtracks of th [...]

Love That Album podcast Episode 88 - Gillian Welch - The Harrow and The Harvest

Mar 25, 2016 01:51:42

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It’s finally time for episode 88of Love That Album. My apologies for not being able to record in February.

 

For the second successive episode, I am joined by Tom Kwei, co-host of the Down In The Hole podcast. For this episode we focus on an album I have wanted to feature on LTA for a very longtime, Gillian Welch’s “The Harrow And The Harvest”. When I say Gillian Welch, I mean that as the name of the duo featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (they say they are a band who just happens to be named after one of their members). 

 

Gillian and Dave have only recorded 5 albums (plus another two under the Dave Rawlings’ Machine moniker).They certainly don̵ [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 25 - X-Ray Zillos

Mar 13, 2016 00:20:21

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Eric has reached the nice milestone of 25 episodes - a quarter of a hundred, I tell ya - with the LTA: The Compilation Edition episodes.

This time around, Eric delves into discussion of compilations from Polly Styrene and X-Ray Spex, The Revillos, and their reincarnation as The Rezillos. More pop punky goodness for your earholes.

DIG IT!!!!!

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 24 - Last Angry Weirdos

Feb 14, 2016 00:25:48

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So even though there is not a regular edition episode of Love That Album this month (February 2016), Eric Reanimator is working hard to keep you folks who love your music discussion podcasts happy with episode 24 of Love That Album – The Compilation Edition.

This time around Eric is discussing bringing some more punk and power pop to y’all. He’s dropping some knowledge about releases from some really fun sounding LA bands The Last, The Weirdos, The Angry Samoans and The Joneses. Like a punk record from the day, it’s brief but sweet….and if you’re a Baby Boomer (take a deep breath, Eric) you’re bound to raise a smile at a cover the Joneses do. Get onto it.

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at  [...]

Love That Album podcast - Announcement - February 2016

Feb 13, 2016 00:03:34

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A quick announcement from LTA HQ.

Love That Album episode 87 - Joe Jackson & Friends - Heaven And Hell

Jan 25, 2016 02:35:02

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Love That Album podcast is back for 2016.

 

Episode 87 features a discussion of an album I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time. It’s taken until now to find someone equally enthusiastic about Joe Jackson’s 1997 album, Heaven and Hell to co-host the show. I am joined by Tom Kwei, who along with his mate Sam Whiles, hosts an excellent show focusing on the albums of Tom Waits called Down In The Hole. If you’re willing to talk about Tom Waits, you’re surely up for some heavy duty conversations.

 

Together we discussed JJ’s musical adventurousness in pursuing many different styles of music. Here he marries 20th Century Classical with 90s electronics (not trip-hop style, but he must have been p [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 23 - Lemmy Meek

Jan 14, 2016 00:31:43

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Hey folks, it’s time to bring you some new Love That Album podcasting for 2016.

 

We’re starting off with episode 23 of Eric Reanimator’s  Love That Album – The Compilation Edition. In the last couple of weeks, rock music has lost (at least) three iconic rock music figures. Stevie Wright of The Easybeats, David Bowie (who did a cracking version of “Friday On My Mind”), and Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. Eric starts this episode discussing two facets to Lemmy’s career. First, he discusses Lemmy’s first important band Hawkwind and their live album “Space Ritual” before moving onto the more iconic Motorhead live album “No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith”.

 

Love That Album episode 86 - End of 2015 favourite first-time albums with the Shooting The Shit Crew, Part 2

Dec 26, 2015 01:32:25

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It’s time for episode 86 of Love That Album podcast…..which is also part 2 of the end-of-year special with the other members of the Shooting The Shit Crew to discuss favourite first time listens in 2015.

 

 

This time around, I am joined by LTA regular contributor Eric Peterson in Ann Arbor, and ardent Springsteen fan Geoff Smith from the northern end of Melbourne. I merely mediate this time.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 22 - Going Free Form

Dec 16, 2015 00:32:41

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It’s time for Eric’s final Compilation Edition LTA for 2015. I’ll let him describe it.

 

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For the most part I use these compilation editions to highlight soundtracks, Comp album, boxsets and all that jazz… but this time around I have used this episode to play a bunch of tracks from various bands that I haven’t been able to fit into either the Compilation Editions or my Album I Love Segments.  This play list covers a range of Garage Punk tunes, some power pop, and a few Hard Rock and Lite Metal tunes. Some of these were songs of the moment in their day, others are underground or local clas [...]

Love That Album episode 85 - End of 2015 favourite first-time albums with the Shooting The Shit Crew, Part 1

Dec 8, 2015 02:09:04

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It’s December, so it must be time for another Love That Album end-of-year Shooting The Shit session.

 

In case you’re not familiar with the term, LTA has done a small number of panel shows under the Shooting The Shit moniker. We haven’t held a more general discussion in a long while, but the tradition holds that we do our “favourite first time listens of the year” show. As long as the panellists heard a particular album for the first time in 2015 (regardless of the year of release), it’s up for discussion.

 

Because the crew is comprised of 6 of us, we’re doing this over two shows so you’re not listening for 4 hours straight!!! For epi [...]

Love That Album episode 84 - The Mystery Box #2 - Great Jazz Albums

Nov 24, 2015 02:07:39

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It’s time for episode 84 of Love That Album podcast and Mystery Box #2.

What is the Mystery Box? In March of this year on episode 73, Michael Pursche and David Blom joined me to talk about a number of great Australian albums worthy of your attention, but no one knew up front what albums the others would discuss.

For the second Mystery Box episode, I am joined by Paleo Cinema and Martian Drive In Podcast host Terry Frost to talk about bebop, swing, fusion, trad, big band, and free-jazz – in short, we will discuss a number of jazz albums we dig and think you listeners need in your lives if you don’t have them already there.

In relation to one of my picks, I also present an interview with incredible [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 21 - Lounging Around

Nov 14, 2015 00:29:33

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So I want to ask you some questions.

Do you prefer a suave lounge suit over a pair of jeans and a tee shirt? Would you prefer a cocktail over a beer? Does a vibraphone solo interest you more than a guitar solo?

If you answered yes to these questions, Eric Reanimator has some recommendations for you in the latest episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition (#21).

This time around Eric is putting aside the wildness of punk and outlaw country to talk about some music to help you relax. He’s recommending and talking about three albums that fall under the descriptive of lounge exotica. Those albums are Welcome To The Ultra Lounge, Misfits Meet The Nutley Brass, (well there had to be a punk link SOMEWHERE, right?) and finally The Best Of Martin Denny’s Exotica.

Eric talks about why the time is right to rediscover this music and what led to it being shunne [...]

Love That Album Episode 83 - Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis

Oct 24, 2015 01:57:40

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History could have dictated that the album under focus for this episode was called Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette In New York  - the artist’s real name and the city of choice for her to record her vocals for the album otherwise recorded in Memphis. In the end, the album was called Dusty In Memphis. What’s in a name? Plenty as it turns out.

 

 

I am joined by Shannon Hurley (aka Numbers Girl of the All Time Top Ten podcast) to discuss Dusty In Memphis. The album was ignored on release back in 1969, but it has since reached large levels [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 20 - Death Goth

Oct 15, 2015 00:27:11

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For your aural gratification, episode 20 of Love That Album: The Compilation Series has arrived.

 

Eric Reanimator takes on the question “what is gothic rock?” Like any music style, the answer is never straight forward. Just like “punk” is a wide umbrella, different artists who came under the “gothic rock” tag approached it differently.

 

He gives a description and history of the genre by way of three compilations: Dismal Abysmal Recordings Presents Watch Your Step, Vol.2 The Curse Of The Hearse, Gothic Rock 3 - Black On Black - Best Of 80’s Collection, and Release The Rats. Humour and horror films seem to be an obvious influence on some of this material. Listen to Eric discuss and play samples of some of his favourite tunes from these [...]

Love That Album Episode 82 - Interview with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos

Oct 4, 2015 00:44:23

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It’s time for episode 82 of Love That Album podcast.

 

Way back on episode 27 of the show, I discussed Los Lobos’ seminal album “Kiko” with Michael Pursche and was also joined by Steve Berlin, the band sax and keyboard player. Steve has very graciously joined me for a second time to discuss the brand spanking new album for Lobos called Gates of Gold. If you love previous albums featuring rock in a blues vein, soul, Tex-Mex and cumbia, you will be very happy with their latest album (released late September 2015).

 

We discuss the democratic approach to song arrangement in the band, how a famous Hollywood director changed their approach to song writing forever, and what it’s like to be pa [...]

Love That Album Episode 81 - Flesheating Cows

Sep 25, 2015 01:00:05

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Welcome to episode 81 of Love that Album podcast.

 

This month, I decided to take a break from the podcast (slackarse that I am), but there is no way I would deprive both the listeners of an episode-  nosiree Bob. I called in Eric Reanimator (host of LTA: The Compilation Series) and Tim Merrill (my co host at See Hear podcast) to present some music discussion for you….and they’ve delivered the goods.

 

First up, they discuss The Flesh Eaters’ “A Minute To Pray A Second To Die” from 1981. This features a lineup of LA roots rock [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 19 - Stompin’ Plywood

Sep 10, 2015 00:17:58

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It’s time to get some solid recommendations from Eric Reanimator for great compilations on Episode 19 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

 

Both albums focus on Canadian troubadour Stomping Tom Connors, probably most famous for The Hockey Song. The first album is called Bring Your Own Plywood and features Calgary rock and country artists recording cover versions of songs written by Connors. Artists such as Agriculture Club, Knucklehead, and The Spam Avenger line up to record their favourite tunes from his monstrously large songbook.

 

Then Eric talks about Unreleased Songs from the Vault Collection, Vol. 1 [...]

Love That Album Episode 80 - Interview with Bill Frisell

Aug 23, 2015 01:00:26

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Welcome to episode 80 of Love That Album podcast.

Due to time commitments this month, I am using the opportunity to bring you a couple of old interviews from 2001 that I did during my time at a local public access station. I am extremely proud of these interviews and I hope you dig them.

On this episode, I am presenting a chat I had with one of my most favourite musicians ever, Bill Frisell. He is one of those few musicians whose style is instantly identifiable. Regardless of whether you’ve heard a particular tune or not, you KNOW it’s Frisell when you hear the music play. He’s known as a jazz and country player, but also as someone who loves sonic experiments. He’s been a session man for many (including Marianne Faithfull, Elvis Costello, and Ginger Baker), written the music for the Far Side animated series as well as for new scores for Buster Keaton films, and played with multiple ensembles of his own.

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Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 18 - Sinful Goldmine

Aug 16, 2015 00:25:37

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It’s time for episode 18 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

Now, Love That Album has not officially taken part in the Sleazy Summer project being run by many of our favourite podcasts in our community, but in the spirit of Sleazy Summer, Eric Reanimator want s to discuss a little bump and grind with you in the first half of the show. Remember when rock and roll was about sex and honking saxophones????? The compilers of the Sin Alley series of albums surely do. Sleaze doesn’t belong exclusively to the cinema….it belongs on your record player. This album gives us 50s tunes from the likes of Myron Lee and the Caddies, Tony Casanova, and the Frantics Four. Oh yeah, get out that table leg and a tub of margarine baby…..

For the second half, Eric discusses something a little less sleazy…or doe [...]

Love That Album Episode 79 - Interview with Marshall Crenshaw

Aug 8, 2015 00:56:02

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Episode 79 of Love That Album is ready for your aural pleasure.

I am presenting a couple of episodes this month with interviews I did way back in 2001 while doing a summer fill-in on a local public access radio station in Melbourne. It was really exciting to get the opportunity to speak to a couple of musical titans in my listening development, and I think it was high time to present these to listeners of the podcast.

This time around, I am presenting my interview with American songwriter, musician, radio show presenter, and writer of a music-related film encyclopedia, Marshall Crenshaw. Over 35 years, he has given the pop loving world a bunch of great records. Most recently he has been doing a show on WFUV called The Bottomless Pit and has released a series of crowd funded 10-inch 45 rpm records. This interview was recorded just prior to his release of his brilliant and reflective album What’s In The Bag. Have a [...]

Love That Album Episode 78 - Skyhooks - Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (the album discussion)

Jul 27, 2015 01:30:28

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…and it’s time for episode 78 of Love That Album podcast.

Earlier this month, for episode 77, music journalist and biographer Jeff Jenkins and I discussed the history behind the recording of the second album by Melbourne band Skyhooks, “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word” celebrating 40 years since it was first released. Continuing LTA declared Skyhooks month, I am joined by Michael Pursche, host of the Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide podcast (itself named after a Skyhooks song), and Rhys Lett, head honcho at the Eastern Suburbs School of Music in Melbourne to pontificate the actual album. We discuss the songs, composition technique, lyrics, jazz vs pop chord progressions, our first recollections of hearing the album and a myriad of other things. Rhys even gets out his guitar to illustrate the cleverness of Greg Macainsh and Red Symons’ composition style. I hope you enjoy listening [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 17 - New Wave Swing

Jul 15, 2015 00:32:01

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Time to get your dancing shoes on and listen to Episode 17 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition. Eric Reanimator is discussing two different styles of music in relation to four CDs.

First of all, the original American party music: Swing. Eric gives the good oil on “Swing! Greatest Hits” and “Next Generation Swing”. The first has some tunes from orchestras led by household names of the original era: Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Gene Krupa. The latter has tunes from the Swing revival of the 90s, like Royal Crown Revue, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and the Mighty Mighty Boss Tones. Eric gives some background on the movements, and also gives some tips on how to impress on the dance floor……

Next up, Eric discusses the 80s movement known as New Wave. What the hell is New Wave? It was an umbrella for a lot of things, but is not so easily definable as other styles. It is more of an umbrella [...]

Love That Album Episode 77 - Skyhooks - 40th anniversary of Ego Is Not a Dirty Word

Jul 4, 2015 00:54:03

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Welcome to episode 77 of Love That Album podcast.

 

July 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic second album by Melbourne band Skyhooks. That album, Ego Is Not A Dirty Word came a mere 8 months after the release of their amazing and huge selling debut Living In The Seventies.

 

To commemorate the occasion, Love That Album will dedicate two episodes this month to this important record. In episode 77, I am joined by the man who authored the Skyhooks biography, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (and who co-hosted the very first episode of LTA with me), music journalist, Jeff Jenkins. This episode is not so much a discussion of the album itself (that will come in episode 78), but puts i [...]

Love That Album Episode 76 - Fountains of Wayne - Utopia Parkway

Jun 24, 2015 01:24:04

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Heeeeeeyyyyyy Everybody….welcome to another……poperific episode of Love That Album. I am joined by the bass playing, list counting podcaster himself Mr Ben Eisen, host of the All Tim Top Ten podcast.

For episode 76 of LTA, we are discussing the 1999 album by Fountains of Wayne, “Utopia Parkway”. These guys knew how to jangle a guitar, stick a melody deep into the recesses of your subconscious, and tell a tale about life in the suburbs. In the course of our discussion about this album we also talk about the difference between homage and pastiche, why some rock critics feel the need to trash people who live in suburbia (and why they’re stupid for doing it), teenage rites of passage [...]

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 16: To The Bat Copter

Jun 11, 2015 00:30:00

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Okay, it’s time for another slab of garage rock courtesy of Eric Reanimator on Love That Album: Compilation Edition episode 16.

 

Now just for something different, Eric is going to start off by talking about Swedish rockers The Hellacopters. Through the nineties it was a common practice for bands to release seven inches that were not related to an album (come to think of it, it was a sixties practice as well – score one for the Boomers). These seven inches would often feature covers the band under concern loved. Sometimes, in a very communal fashion, two bands would share the EP. Eric discusses a pair of albums chock full of Hellacopter songs previously only available on such singles called The Cream of The Crap [...]

Love That Album Episode 75 - Judee Sill - Self Titled and Heart Food

May 26, 2015 01:29:45

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Welcome to episode 75 of Love That Album.

 

I’m joined by my friend and fellow presenter from the See Hear podcast, Mr Bernard Stickwell to discuss the legacy of the songwriter, musician, orchestrator and singer, Judee Sill. In the early 1970s Judee gave the world two magnificent records - her eponymous debut and its follow up Heart Food. In an era when songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Warren Zevon (who covered one of Judee’s songs) were revered, and the American West Coast sound was popular, it seems bizarre that Judee’s artistic triumphs were commercial failures. The lack of commercial success, however, was just another disappointment in a life full of hardship. Bernie and I discuss her life’s story as well as what makes the music so wonderful. If you haven’t caught up with her repertoire yet, Bernie and I urge you to get these two albums. Thank us later.

 

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Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 15: Pushin’ Riots On The Rocks

May 13, 2015 00:29:31

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Hey music lovers, it’s time for Episode 15 of the Love That Album: Compilation Edition hosted by Eric Reanimator.

 

Anyone who’s been listening to the show for long enough knows three things about his music tastes: he loves his outlaw country, he loves his punk, and he loves his Scandinavian rock from the nineties and noughties. It’s the third category he brings to your earholes for this episode.

 

He’s bringing to your attention two Scandinavian rock compilations, each with three CDs (all with awesome covers), so there’s plenty of music for Eric to put into historical context and explain his love for. He discusses Pushin’ Scandinavian Rock To The Man, and then he launches into Riot [...]

Love That Album Episode 74 - X - Under The Big Black Sun and At Home With You

Apr 21, 2015 02:03:39

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It’s time for a packed episode 74 of Love That Album podcast.

I am joined by Eric Reanimator (who normally hosts the LTA - Compilation Series episodes as well as the regular show’s Album I Love segment) to discuss two bands called X: one from Los Angeles and one from Sydney.

Firstly, we discuss Los Angeles X’s “Under The Big Black Sun” from 1982. It’s a vibrant album – with some tragic lyrical themes - that combines their punk roots with their love of country, rockabilly and poetry. Then we discuss Sydney X’s “At Home With You” from 1985. Produced by the great Lobby Loyde (of Rose Tattoo and Coloured Balls), and featuring ex- Rose Tattoo member Ian Rilen on bass,  this is a tough sounding album, that along with many other alternative Australian bands of the day, probably had a lot of influence on bands to make their presence felt in the nineties.

In relati [...]

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 14: Power Pop Perfection

Apr 13, 2015 00:27:55

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Time for Eric Reanimator to present another episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition for your aural gratification.

 

Eric digs into the Rhino Records vaults and comes up with power pop treasure. He discusses the 70s power pop movement and its origins, and uses tunes from the albums DIY Come Out And Play - American Power Pop I, (1975-78), DIY Shake It Up - American Power Pop II, and Poptopia - Power Pop Classics Of The ’70s to demonstrate how awesome the genre is. Of course, it wouldn’t be an Eric presentation if there wasn’t some discussion of the power pop crossover into punk. Mr Reanimator has all bases covered. Dig The Raspberries, Big Star and Cheap Trick? Give this a listen and see what else there is waiting for you. Once again, Eric gives a well thoug [...]

Love That Album Episode 73 - The Mystery Box

Mar 20, 2015 01:54:23

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Hey folks,

 

It’s time for me to lay episode 73 of Love That Album podcast on you.

 

This time around, I’m joined by good mate and work colleague, Dave Blom and the host of the brilliant “Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide” podcast, Michael Pursche.  I am dubbing this show The Mystery Box. Why? Because I’m not saying up front what albums we are discussing.

 

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 13: Another Deep Damned Hyped Seattle Comp

Mar 12, 2015 00:30:54

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Okay, it’s time for Episode 13 of Love That Album: The Compilation Series.

Eric has gone for a triple threat this time around, looking at 3 albums covering the Seattle grunge scene. First of all he discusses Deep Six (1986). This album came before the Sub Pop label and the Seattle scene was the Seattle scene. It’s seen by some to be a very important album from the knowledge of what was to come later featuring early Soundgarden and Melvins amongst others.

Secondly, he discusses Another Damned Seattle Compilation (1991) featuring bands from the seattle scene paying tribute to Eric’s beloved The Damned. Bands are as diverse as Mudhoney and The Posies.

Finally, he talks about the soundtrack to a film about the Seattle scene called Hype (1996) including tracks from Nirvana, Mudhoney, Green River and the great Mark Lanegan.

Listen to Eric’s perspective. Dig some t [...]

Love That Album Episode 72 - Randy Newman - Sail Away

Feb 22, 2015 01:26:38

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Welcome to episode 72 of Love That Album.

American songwriter, composer, pianist and singer Randy Newman means different things to different people. If you’re 25 years or under, you probably know him best as writer of some great songs for the Pixar films. If you’re older, you may know him for his song writing that encompasses wit and a healthy dose of cynicism, but also great beauty. A multitude of artists have covered his songs (and two such artists are discussed on the show). His arrangements are created for both orchestras and rock band. He is both contemporary but belonging to an older tin pan alley tradition.

I am joined by the crew of the Stinking Pause podcast, Scott  and Charlie to discuss Newman’s 1972 album Sail Away. This album owes much to the family heritage of cinema composition (Uncle Alfred Newman composed arguably the most recognisable piece of movie music ever), but is also Randy’s very o [...]

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 12: Stiff Crazy Girls In The Wildwood

Feb 11, 2015 00:25:58

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Welcome to Episode 12 of Love That Album: The Compilation Series hosted by Eric Reanimator.

This time, Eric is shouting from the mountain tops “Let’s hear it for the girls!!!” He is looking at three very different compilations but with the common element being women being the singing and performing focus.

 

For starters, he’s discussing Flowers In The Wildwood (Women In Early Country Music 1923-1939) released in 2003. This album has songs with gorgeous country harmonies from artists (with exceptions like The Carter Family) that have long been forgotten about.

 

Love That Album Episode 71 - Joe Jackson - I’m The Man

Jan 26, 2015 02:09:26

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It’s time for episode 71 of Love That Album, the first in 2015 of the regular series.

I am joined by first-time co-presenter David Daskal, (frequent co-host of All Time Top Ten and vocalist for Best Of My Love, an L.A. based Eagles tribute band) to talk about Joe Jackson’s second album I’m The Man (1979). He’d released his first album, Look Sharp! earlier the same year to strong public interest. Jackson has always put together great bands across his career, but this one was indeed a force of nature featuring the exciting and frenetic  playing of Dave Houghton, Gary Sanford, and career-long bassist for Jackson, Graham Maby. David and I discuss our thoughts on Jackson, the influence these musicians had on his sound, his career diversity, and of course, the songs on I’m The Man.

Eric Reanimator brings his first Album I Love segment for the year with Ball Hog Or Tug Boat by ex Minutemen bass playe [...]

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 11 – A Real Cool Pop

Jan 15, 2015 00:25:05

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Happy New Year everyone. Love That Album podcast is back again for 2015. We here at LTA headquarters will strive to continue to bring you great music discussion.

We start the year off with an episode of LTA: The Compilation Series hosted by Eric Reanimator…..and he’s bringing you a high dose of energetic punk and garage sounds via two fantastic compilations.

First of all, Eric discusses an Australian compilation Do The Pop!: The Australian Garage Rock Sound 1976-1987. Eric’s passion for Radio Birdman was the starting point for him picking up on this brilliant 2 CD set, but there’s a treasure trove of material here from the likes of the Hoodoo Gurus, The Eastern Dark, The Saints, The Sunnyboys and a plethora of other bands, mixing and influenced by the punk, garage and pop sounds of the 60s and 70s. This corner of the world was making essential music all northern hemisphere music fans of these genres need to [...]

Love That Album episode 70 - Favourite albums heard in 2014 - with the Shooting the Shit crew

Dec 19, 2014 03:17:06

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…..and so we arrive at Love That Album episode 70 - the final show for 2014.

We cannot finish off a year without bringing the thunder that is the Shooting The Shit crew. This is our only discussion for the year, but it’s EPIC. Eric Reanimator, John Stirrat, Geoff Smith, Tim Merrill and myself go through our favourite first time listens in 2014 – regardless of whether they were released this year or not. Download and dig the suggestions of music from the crew for your listening pleasure. We dub this special “I Still Know What Shit You Shot Last Summer”. To make the recording more manageable, we recorded the show in two halves with John and Tim in the first part, and Eric, Geoff and myself in the second. Thanks again to these marvellous people for their time, music suggestions, wit and friendship.

Love That Album episode 69 - Favourite albums heard in 2014 - the LTA correspondents

Dec 8, 2014 02:49:52

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It’s December 2014. Where the hell did the year go?????

As lots of podcasters, blog writers, and media folk like to do at this time of year, I like to assemble lists. Love That Album will present to you not one, but TWO episodes in December dedicated to favourite first time listens of 2014.

The first of these specials is episode 69. This is a blockbuster show where some fine people (most of whom have co-hosted previous LTAs) have taken the time to contribute segments telling me their favourite first time listens of the year. Listen, enjoy and take notes as to who you should follow up musically. Segment contributors include:

Will Smith (co host of Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema podcast)

Ben Eisen (host of All Time Top Ten podcast)

Jeff Jenkins (Melbourne music journalist and author, and co-host of first ever LTA)

Love That Album episode 68 - Jellyfish “Spilt Milk”

Nov 25, 2014 02:30:41

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Love That Album episode 68 is here. Any of you who know me know of my love for power pop…and in that regard, we have a gem of an album to discuss.

I’m joined by Melbourne musician, teacher, and fellow power pop nut Rhys Lett to discuss the 1993 album “Spilt Milk” from San Francisco band, Jellyfish. This was a huge step forward from their brilliant debut, “Bellybutton”, but was also unfortunately their final album. Was it due to public or record company apathy, or band friction? In this regard, they share the fate of their stylistic cousins, The Zombies and Big Star (both covered previously on the podcast) who ceased active recording way too early.

They’ve had a lot of comparisons with Queen (for the rawwwwk and drummer Andy Sturmer’s singing) and the Beach Boys’ harmonies. As valid as these comparisons are, there is a lot more going on here. This could be described as a concept album with the son [...]

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 10 - Damned Lizzy

Nov 17, 2014 00:32:12

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Congratulations to Eric Reanimator whose LTA offshoot, LTA: The Compilation Series hits double digits.

Episode 10 of The Compilation Series focuses on pretty different releases. By his own admission, the first album is dubiously discussed here as a comp. It’s the 25th anniversary edition of The Damned’s “Machine Gun Etiquette”. It qualifies because there’s a bunch of bonus tracks included on this anniversary edition to complement the original album.

The second album is Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy. They were a great mixture of hard rock, folk and pop, and mostly known for “The Boys Are Back In Town”. However, this comp shows they had a lot of great material (“Chinatown” is my personal favourite).  Phil Lynott was a charismatic lead singer and bassist.

Give Eric some love and listen to the show. Send him a note of congrats for reaching the double di [...]

Love That Album Episode 67 - Whitehorse - The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss

Nov 9, 2014 01:15:11

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Welcome to Episode 67 of Love That Album. There are three episodes of LTA coming this month (instead of the usual two). We here at LTA headquarters hope you dig them all.

This time around I am welcoming back a recent guest to the show, Scott Clickers (co-host with his wife Kat of the wonderful Married With Clickers podcast). We’re discussing an album Scott introduced me to by Hamilton based husband and wife group, Whitehorse. The name of the record from 2012 is “The Fate Of The World Depends Upon This Kiss”. As you read that name, you obviously are conjuring cinematic images in your head, right? Of course you are. A great set of poppy / alt country tunes are contained on this album.  Hear what we have to say about this great little record.

Eric Reanimator returns to talk about the 1985 offering from Blood On The Saddle called Poisoned Love. DIG IT!!!!

Love That Album Episode 66 - Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern

Oct 27, 2014 01:35:50

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Welcome to episode 66 of Love That Album podcast.

What happens if you mix stripping clergy members, trainspotting, James Bond, and English village life? No, not a Monty Python sketch – you get the 1997 debut album from Mansun, a band from the tail end of the musical movement known as Britpop. The album, Attack of the Grey Lantern went to #1 on the British charts – for one week -, but unlike “Parklife” by Blur or “Definitely Maybe” by Oasis seems to have been forgotten about.  What was it replaced by? Tune in and find out.

I am joined by Scott Phipps (one half of the excellent film discussion podcast team, Stinking Pause) and my good friend Dave Blom (who chose this album) to discuss not only our feelings about this record, but the Britpop movement in general and the politics of England from the day that surrounded Britpop. 1997 was also the year that gave us Radiohead’s “OK Computer”, so that was [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Series - Episode 9 - Groovie Krauts

Oct 12, 2014 00:25:21

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Welcome back to Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

For episode 9, Eric takes a look at two pretty different albums. First of all, he discusses “Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83” from the excellent Soul Jazz label. He goes into the fascinating history of what became Kraut Rock created by the German generation following World War 2. A mixture of jazz, soundscapes, funk, and electronic sounds, this was something all its own. The compilation features bands like Can and Neu!

Next up, Eric discusses “Tribute to the Groovie Ghoulies: When The Kids Go Go Crazy”. They were a punk pop band that were influenced by 60s pop stuff as well as the Ramones. As per their name, their songs included fun tributes to horror films. Bands paying their respects on the tribute album include The Sonic Dolls and Zombina and the Skeletones.

Another excel [...]

Love That Album Episode 65 - Neil Young “Freedom”

Sep 26, 2014 01:24:50

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Welcome back to Love That Album podcast.

 

For episode 65, I am really happy to welcome Scott Clickers to the music discussion table. Scott and his wife Kat host an excellent film podcast called Married Witch Clickers. Their films are diverse and the show always makes for fascinating and enjoyable listening.

 

Scott and I do a dissection on Neil Young’s 1989 album Freedom. Neil had spent most of the eighties recording albums for Geffen Records that many fans found unsatisfactory or avoided all together. Geffen attempted to sue Neil for making “untypical” Neil Young albums. On”Freedom”, Neil’s second album after returning to Reprise, he puts paid to the ridicu [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Series - Episode 8 – Acid Off

Sep 14, 2014 00:24:30

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NOTE: Slight reversal in Love That Album podcast schedule. Normally the Compilation Series episodes come out later in the month with the regular episode coming out mid-month. From this month, it’s the Compilation episode first with the regular coming out late in the month.

For episode 8 of LTA: Compilation Series, Eric Reanimator has picked two covers albums to give some love to. First of all he discusses The Ramones’  1993 album “Acid Eaters” where they pay homage to the bands they grew up listening to (The Who, The Stones, CCR, Love) but still give them the Ramones treatment.  The other record is from Eric’s beloved Hellacopters - their final album “Head Off”. Their inspiration was bands that didn’t achieve the success The Hellacopters believed they deserved (Demons, The Robots, The Bellrays). Nobly, they brought these tunes to their own audience’s attention in the hope their fans would search the originals out.

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Love That Album: The Compilation Series - Episode 7 – Shakin’ Bankin’ Lovin’

Aug 30, 2014 00:27:46

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Time for some more anthology discussion from Eric Reanimator.

This time around Eric talks about not one, not two, but three great compilations from bands of the early years of rock. You all know them for one or two songs, but Eric gives you the lowdown on other songs you should hear if your curiousity points that way.

First of all, we hear about The Best of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. Everyone will be familiar with “Shakin’ All Over” – it’s been covered by all manner of bands (my favourites are The Who and Eilen Jewell). Get familiar wi [...]

Love That Album Episode 64 - Robert Ellis “The Lights From The Chemical Plant”

Aug 14, 2014 01:27:55

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We have a weird chronology going with Episode 64 of Love That Album.

Great friend of the show, Dave Mclemore and I discuss the 2014 album by Houston-bred, Nashville-based singer songwriter Robert Ellis, “The Lights From the Chemical Plant”. It was supposed to be a companion discussion to episode 61’s chat about Richard & Linda Thompson’s “Shoot Out The Lights” but technical issues prevented Dave from joining that show so I saved it for later. When we DID record, it was simultaneous to Eric and Tim recording episode 62…which obviously got released first. Then I did episode 63 by myself. Does any of this this make sense? Do you care?

Anyway, Dave and I had a terrific discussion about Robert Ellis and his subject matter of infidelity, being babysat by the TV, drowning sorrows in wine and cocaine, and life on the road – standard song writing subject matter. There are comparisons abound with song wri [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Seies - Episode 6 - Top 25 Punk Albums

Aug 2, 2014 00:29:00

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Welcome back to Love That Album: The Compilation Series hosted by Eric Peterson (aka Reanimator).

In episode 6, rather than discuss a specific compilation album, Eric takes some time to talk about a list of the top 25 punk albums of all time as compiled by rock critic and musician, Jeff Bale. He edited a zine called Hitlist. Eric goes through the list, and there are some expected iconic titles that any fan with even the slightest knowledge of punk (like me) will be familiar with. There are also some titles that even Eric had not heard. He doesn’t claim to like everything here, but it’s a good base for a discussion of a genre Eric is obviously passionate about. If you like to discuss all time favourite lists (and if you’re a music fan, of course you do), then check this episode out.

Love That Album Episode 63 - Songs In The Key Of Life

Jul 19, 2014 01:04:49

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A late pullout from my guest for episode 63 of LTA, and with no one else available on such short notice meant I had to record it by myself. Not my favourite way of doing a show (good on you, Terry Frost for being able to do it on a weekly basis), but here it is.

This time around, I talk about an album that many see as the pinnacle of Stevie Wonder’s career – “Songs In The Key of Life” from 1976. Two years in recording, Berry Gordy of Motown took a real chance in signing up Steveland Morris to a new 30 million dollar contract at the time of recording. He reportedly got very nervous the longer the recording went. He was rewarded both artistically and financially. An apt title for an album that’s hallmarks are its diversity and excellence.

Eric Reanimator’s Album I Love segment is a beauty, as always. This time around he discusses The Bellrays’ “Let It Blast”. The common description of this band is A [...]

Love That Album: The Compilation Series - Episode 5 - 3am Sabbath

Jul 1, 2014 00:23:06

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Welcome back to Love That Album: The Compilation Series. In episode 5, Eric once again shows the diversity in his arsenal with two very different albums under investigation.

The first one is evocatively titled “Driving in the Rain 3am: Songs to Get Lost With” and is a collection of tunes by Canadian songwriters on the Bongo Beat label that could have fit in at the tail end of that party you went to, followed by the music you’d be wandering the streets through on the way home…via the fish and chip shop.

The second album is part of a 2CD set called “The Bible According To Black Sabbath”. CD1 which Eric focuses on is a ‘best-of’ collection of Black Sabbath. He will discuss CD2 featuring the same songs done by various artists at a later stage.[...]

Love That Album Episode 62 - Killing Snotty

Jun 17, 2014 01:14:00

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Welcome to episode 62 of Love That Album podcast.

For the second time in the show’s life, I have abdicated complete control of the show to the men who know how to hold court. My fellow See Hear Podcast presenter Tim Merrill and long-time contributor to LTA, Eric ‘Reanimator’ Peterson once again devote a whole show to the subject of punk. This time around they discuss The Dead Boys’ “Young, Loud and Snotty” from 1977. They follow that up with a chat about Killing Joke’s eponymous album from 1980

I may not be an expert on the subject of punk music, but as per usual, when these gents have a discussion on the subject (any subject, really), I am fascinated. They not only discuss the albums, but the environment they were born into. Nothing exists in a vacuum, and it is truly great to have a historical context for this music. Tune in, enjoy some great music, and get educated all at once.

Love That Album: The Compilation Series - Episode 4 - Happy Pub

Jun 5, 2014 26:01

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Welcome to episode 4 of the LTA: Compilation Series podcasts hosted by Eric Reanimator. This episode is called Happy Pub.

This time around Eric is discussing a couple of albums focussing on British pub rock. First of all he talks about Elizabeth McQueen and the Firebrands with their tribute album to pub rock from 2005 called “Happy Doing What We’re Doing”. Then he goes right to the source with the compilation “Pub Rock: Paving The Way For Punk” featuring artists like Ian Dury, Brinsley Schwartz and the 101’ers (with a pre-Clash Joe Strummer)

As always, Eric delivers a truly fascinating show. He contextualises the music describing the circumstances that led to pub rock in England. When young artists wanted to bring back pure raw energy to make exciting music (in much the same way rock and rollers from the 50s did), as an alternative to the musicians who were showing their chops through Progressive Rock, [...]

Love That Album episode 61 - Richard and LindaThompson “Shoot Out The Lights”

May 20, 2014 01:43:28

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What do Lamb of God, REM, Weddings Parties Anything, Neko Case, Gerry rafferty and Iron Maiden have to do with Richard and Linda Thompson and their 1982 masterpiece “Shoot Out The Lights”? Some of the links are actually very tenuous, but they’re brought up nevertheless in episode 61 of Love That Album, which is devoted to discussing said masterpiece. I am joined by the Knife Licker himself, Mr John Ross co-host of the wonderful Feed My Ears podcast to talk about just happy subjects as infidelity, death, marriage woes, and amusement park rides. Join us!!! We had a lot to talk about including the back story behind the recording of the record.

Eric Reanimator is back on board for his Album I Love segment to talk some more excellent Swedish rock. This time he brings us some Hellacopters action with their EP Strike Like Lightning.

You can d [...]

Love That Album Bonus Episode – The Compilation Series Ep:3 - A Fistful of Country

May 8, 2014 00:25:15

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Eric Reanimator presents episode number 3 in the Love That Album Compilation Album series of podcasts. Once again, Eric truly sets a high benchmark for informative music discussion.

 

First up, Eric discusses Volume 3 of the Columbia Country Classics set. This set is heavy on telling stories – something country music does so well and features tunes from the likes of Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins.

Love That Album episode 60 - The Livingstone Daisies “Don’tKnow What Happiness Is” and The Grapes “Western Sun”

Apr 20, 2014 01:47:13

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Welcome to episode 60 of Love That Album. At the end of 2013, two of my favourite albums came from Melbourne bands, and I discuss both of them with their songwriters.

First of all, The Livingstone Daisies brought a slice of harmony laden pop goodness into the world with “Don’t Know What Happiness Is” (their fans did after hearing it). I speak with the Daisies’ songwriter Van Walker, who has recorded a number of albums in his own right about how this supergroup came into being and this wonderful record. Think Teenage Fanclub, and you’ll get the idea.

Then, I speak to Sherry Rich who has made a myriad of great albums with her own bands (including members of Wilco), but along with Even’s Ash Naylor has reformed The Grapes. They put out a perfect pop album in 1999, and then released another wonderful country / pop hybrid album 14 years later called Western Sun. We speak about both records as well as Sherry [...]

Love That Album Bonus Episode – The Compilation Series Ep:2 Rip Stagediving

Apr 9, 2014 00:22:30

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Eric Reanimator presents episode number 2 in the Love That Album Compilation Series of podcasts, and it is hugely entertaining and informative.

This time he discusses two albums. The first is Rip It Up and Start Again, a compilation covering the post punk era of artists such as Cabaret Voltaire and The Human League, following in the wake of the initial wave of punk . He points out convincingly it’s subsequent influence on goth and indie rock.

Stagediving to the Oldies from 1995 covers second wave LA Punk covers bands like The Circle Jerks, The Vandals and Agent Orange. Eric feels that the LA punk scene never got its due, and this compilation is going some way to redress that.

You can download the podcast at iTunes by searching for “love that album”. You can stream or download it at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.c [...]

Love That Album episode 59 - Ross Wilson’s “Dark Side of the Man” and The Saints’ “All Fools Day”

Mar 27, 2014 01:54:14

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Welcome to episode 59 of Love That Album. Joining me at LTA Headquarters is show regular, Michael Pursche (of Sitting In A Bar In Adelaide podcast). We discuss a couple of fine Australian pop albums from the eighties.

Firstly, we talk about a surprisingly neglected album of a major artist – Ross ‘The Boss’ Wilson’s “Dark Side of the Man” from 1989. We follow up with The Saints’ 1986 album “All Saints Day” – a long way from their “I’m Stranded” debut. Both albums are from artists who’d been on the music scene for a while and had changed direction. Echoes of LTA episode 58’s discussion on Bruce Springsteen’s album High Hopes hang over both these records. Tune into the show and discover why.

As usual, Eric Reanimator contributes another wonderful Album I Love segment, discussing The Damned’s “Black Album” from 1980. Like The Saints, they were a punk band looking for different dir [...]

Love That Album Bonus Episode - The Comp Series Ep:1 - Songs The Cramps Taught Us

Mar 5, 2014 00:14:00

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Hey folks,

Here’s an exciting new development at LTA headquarters. As you know, Eric “Reanimator” Peterson has been doing his Album I Love segment for the show for quite a large part of its history. I asked Eric if he was interested in doing an ongoing series of bonus episodes for the show, and I am thrilled to present to you the first episode of these bonus shows – Love That Album: The Compilation Series.  These shows will concentrate on great compilations, be they movie soundtracks, stylistic compilations, artist box sets..whatever takes Eric’s fancy.

….and what a corker of a start.  First episode around he discusses the three brilliant albums under the name “Songs The Cramps Taught Us”. This is a great collection of rockabilly, rock and roll, surf…all the things that influenced The Cramps’ own recordings. This is a fascinating show. Please listen to these bonus sho [...]

Love That Album episode 58 - Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes

Feb 25, 2014 02:18:00

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Episode 58 of the Love That Album podcast has finally shaken off the curse….yes, Dr Geoff Smith has finally overcome internet dropouts, Skype collapse, my previously poor file editing skills – all collectively known as the Hiatt Curse – to join John Stirrat and myself to discuss some BROOOOOCCCCE. This is Love That Album’s third Bruce-cast. (Check out episodes 1 and 17 for further Springsteen0related chat).

Since the beginning of the 21st Century, Bruce Springsteen has found new strength and purpose. He’s been touring heavily with the beloved E Street band, and recorded (for a major artist in the current age of rock) at a prolific rate. Early 2014 has seen him release High Hopes, an album some believe should be called Tracks 2. It’s a collection of songs written over the [...]

Love That Album episode 57 - Michael Kiwanuka’s “Home Again” and Mac Demarco’s “2″

Jan 28, 2014 01:57:00

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See Hear podcast Episode 1 - Hated:GG Allin and The Murder Junkies

Jan 15, 2014 01:17:21

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Welcome to episode 1 of the monthly See Hear podcast (hopefully only temporarily utilising the Love That Album podcast RSS feed while I work out issues with iTunes on the separate feed). Join your hosts, Wendi Freeman, Tim Merrill and Maurice Bursztynski as they discuss music related films – narrative or documentary.

No gentle start for the team as they discuss the Todd Phillips documentary about notorious punk rock singer GG Allin. The film is not for the faint of heart (and our language may reflect the content discussed), but it is a fascinating look at a man who truly knew no boundaries in they way he lived his life. He is held in equal contempt and admiration by the public and ex-band members.

My huge thanks and admiration to Max Bursztynski for composing the show’s theme tune and designing the show logo.

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Love That Album Episode 56 - Shooting The Shit Conquers The Martians (aka favourite music of 2013)

Dec 26, 2013 03:07:00

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Love That Album Episode 55 - Cheap Trick’s “In Color”

Dec 15, 2013 01:06:26

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Love That Album Bonus episode - interview with Charles Jenkins of the Ice Cream Hands

Dec 15, 2013 00:58:32

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Love That Album Episode 54 - Fay Eitzel

Dec 1, 2013 1:59:21

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Love That Album Episode 53 - Alice Cooper’s “Killer” and iggy & The Stooges’ “Raw Power”

Nov 16, 2013 01:59:54

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The bad news is that Eric Reanimator did not submit his regular Album I Love segment for Episode 53 of Love That Album. The good news is he joins me for the whole show. After enjoying Eric’s regular segments on the podcast and his contributions to the Shooting The Shit segments, his debut as co presenter on LTA 53 is long overdue.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

The theme of this show is dangerous frontmen. We discuss Alice Cooper’s “Killer” and Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power”. Both Vincent Furnier and Jim Osterburg were playing characters, and we discuss not only their albums, but also their respective approaches to shocking t [...]

Love That Album Episode 52 - Massive Attack

Oct 27, 2013 01:59:57

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It’s becoming more of a trend at LTA studios that I’ve been programming the show’s discussions based on the suggestions of my co-presenters, rather than finding a mutually loved record. So it goes with episode 52. Wasn’t shore whether to call the show Portis Attack or Massive Head!!!

I am joined by John Ross, the manager of the wonderful Facebook page “Feed My Ears”, and  Shooting the Shit regular, Tim Merrill to discuss Portishead’s “Dummy” and Massive Attack’s “Mezzanine” - two albums I never thought I’d be talking about on this podcast. I confess the whole trip hop m [...]

Love That Album episode 50 - Beneath The Planet of Shooting the Shit

Sep 16, 2013 02:43:44

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Love That Album podcast announcement

Aug 18, 2013 00:04:42

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Hello folks,

I’ve published a quick 5 minute podcast (podcast-let?) to explain about the current state of the nation here at LTA studios. If you enjoy the show, don’t panic - it will continue. If you don’t, the bad news is it will continue

Cheers,

Maurice.

Love That Album episode 49 - Weddings Parties Anything - The Big Don’t Argue

Aug 4, 2013 02:23:05

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Welcome to Love That Album podcast 49.   Before I started the podcast, I was writing blog articles about albums I love. Back in May 2011, I wrote about my passion for the 1989 album from Weddings Parties Anything “The Big Don’t Argue”. I really felt that this deserved a return visit via the podcast. I am joined by LTA regular and host of Sitting In A Bar In Adelaide, Michael Pursche to discuss this incredible record.  

Love That Album episode 48 - Paul Kelly countdown

Jul 17, 2013 02:51:27

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If you live in Australia and have turned on the radio, watched TV, gone to the theatre or cinema, or studied in high school any time over the last 30 years, then the name Paul Kelly is no stranger to you. He is revered as one of this country’s (or indeed the world’s) greatest songwriters. LTA contributor Dave Mclemore is a huge devotee over in the Lone Star state, so I know PK has an American fan base as well. If you’ve not heard him before, and you like strong storytelling in you songs, you’re in for a treat. If you dig Nick Cave, then PK should be someone you check out.

For episode 48 of Love That Album podcast, I’ve decided that rather than tackle an individual Paul Kelly album (seeing [...]

Love That Album Episode 47 - The Monkees- Pisces, Capricorn, Headquarters and Head

Jun 27, 2013 3:17:30

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Here we come…walking down the street….we get the funniest looks from….everyone we meet….

If you can sing the next line of that song, then Love That Album episode 47 is for you. The Monkees TV show theme would have to be one of the most beloved and recognised of its era and beyond. Arguments have gone back and forth about whether the Monkees were really a band, given their start as actors who just happened to be playing the parts of band members for a TV show. Well, like all good Frankensteinian monsters, they decided to take on a life of their own.

On LTA 47, I am joined by two co-hosts in separate segments. First of all, I welcome back to the sh [...]

Love That Album Episode 46 - Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday’s Rain Dog

Jun 9, 2013 3:09:12

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Episode 46 of Love That Album is here with two albums up for discussion.

Having previously been graced with the company of Doctor Zom, I’m now honoured to be joined by the other half of the Silva and Gold team, Pickle Loaf (aka Alex Ladd) to talk about two vastly different Tom Waits records – 1974’s “The Heart of Saturday Night” and 1985’s “Rain Dogs”. They have superficial similarities: both are second albums (Heart for Asylum records, and Dogs for Island), and both are vastly different to what Waits’ contemporaries in the pop music world were doing. We discuss the songwriting, Charles Bukowski, Bette Midler, truck drivers, and a myriad of other things.

Eric Reanimator’s “Album I Love” segment returns featuring a focus on Simon Stokes’ album “Honky [...]

Love That Album Bonus episode - Interview with Barney Hoskyns about Tom Waits

Jun 6, 2013 56:12

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I present to you a bonus episode of Love That Album, a sort of companion piece to the forthcoming episode 46 of the podcast.

Episode 46 proper will feature a discussion between Alex Ladd (aka Loaf) of the Silva and Gold podcast and myself about two great albums by Tom Waits – “The Heart of Saturday Night” and “Rain Dogs”.

This bonus episode however, features an interview I had with acclaimed rock biographer and journalist Barney Hoskyns. Barney has written a superb biography of Tom Waits called “Low Side of the Road”, and we discuss these albums and Waits’ career in general. He was absolutely fascinating to speak to, and I hope you enjoy our chat. I’d urge any fans of Waits to get hold of his book.

The two discussions together would have made the show length a bit daunting. I hope you enjoy this chat with Barney Hoskyns and the fort [...]

Love That Album Episode 45 - The Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnight Punk

May 21, 2013 01:57:40

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A real treat for you on episode 45 of Love That Album podcast – I’m not on it!!!

I’ve enlisted the services of show regulars Eric Peterson and Tim Merrill to talk about all things punk. They discuss their favourite bands, obviously, but there’s so much more going on here. They raise questions valid for fans of any music genre. Do punk/music icons belong in a museum? Is art maintained by the idea that generated it or by the fans who appreciated it? What do Little River Band and Black Flag have in common? Is new punk too streamlined when compared to the diversity of old punk? Should Gwyneth Paltrow be punk’s poster girl? Tim and Eric have a great time discussing all this and more, and I can tell you, it’s a fascinating and educational show. I urge you to lis [...]

Love That Album Episode 44 - Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier - Stories of Ghosts

May 7, 2013 01:06:43

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I’m doing things a little bit differently for episode 44 of Love That Album.

Rather than co hosting with a fellow fan of a particular album, I’ve gone straight to the source and am chatting with the musicians concerned. February this year saw the latest release from Australian singer songwriters Deborah Conway and Willie Zygier. They’ve been making wonderful albums for years, but with “Stories of Ghosts”, they’ve just upped the ante.

“Stories of Ghosts” is heaven for fans of brilliant songwriters – an ironic description considering the subject matter for the album [...]

Love That Album Episode 43 - The Who - Who’s Next

Apr 23, 2013 02:52:15

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Episode 43 of LTA is mammoth, huge…not (just) in length, but in content. I am joined by Ben Eisen of the All Time Top Ten podcast to discuss The Who’s “Who’s Next” album.

The Who had just come off the success of Tommy, and Pete Townshend was keen to tell another story called Lifehouse. Not for him to write an ordinary kitchen sink drama – no way. Mr Townshend had big ideas about a future run by a totalitarian regime (shades of 1984) where people where linked experience suits all connected together to share common activities (predictor of the internet?). One lone man wants to bring about the long forgotten practice of rock and roll (a precursor to Footl [...]

Love That Album Episode 42 - Richard Thompson - Electric

Apr 9, 2013 02:48:43

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Hard to believe it’s taken 42 episodes of Love That Album to get to discuss a Richard Thompson album (considering my obsession with his music). Still, the great songwriter and guitarist’s guitarist has released a new LP and that seemed a good a reason as any to chat about it on the podcast.

My guests for this discussion are John Ross (convenor of the excellent Feed My Ears FB page), returning for his second appearance on the show, and LTA newcomer Dave McLemore. Dave, like me, was a long time admirer of RT, and John had his music forced down his throat by me. So does the new album stand up to the standard set by previous recordings? Has John become a fan or did all the hype I created set RT for a fall in John’s mind? The album covers breakups (both tragic and hu [...]

Love That Album Episode 41 - Son of Shooting The Shit

Mar 27, 2013 02:16:44

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Welcome to episode 41 of Love That Album aka “Son of Shooting The Shit”. Yep, in addition to the regular crew of Tim Merrill, Eric Peterson, and John Stirrat, we welcome special guest shit-shooter Thomas Deja to the world-wide round table.

Love That Album Episode 40 - Richard Clapton - The Great Escape

Mar 12, 2013 02:01:17

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It was 1982 - the Australian popular music landscape had a number of iconic albums released: Men at Work’s “Business As Usual”, Midnight Oil’s “10, 9, 8…”, Goanna’s “Spirit of Place”, Cold Chisel’s “Circus Animals” and Richard Clapton’s “The Great Escape”. Richard was already revered as one of Australia’s greatest songwriters recording music that was identifiably Australian combining a bit of surf music, hippie ideals and lyrics that would not have been out of place on early Bruce Springsteen records.In 1982, he wanted to try something a little different. Looking at what his peers were doing, he developed a tougher sound for The Great Escape utilising the skills of  the great Mark Opitz (Cold Chisel, Angels) as producer. For episode 40 of Love That Album, Michael Pursche of Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide podcast and I discuss this album, some of what went on before that, and a disc [...]

Love That Album Episode 39 - Aimee Mann - Bachelor No. 2

Feb 26, 2013 02:14:47

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For episode 39 of Love That Album, I’m joined by Thomas Deja of the Better In The Dark podcast to discuss Aimee Mann’s album from 2000 Bachelor No. 2 or The Last Remains of the Dodo.

This was Aimee’s third album, released after buying back the recordings from her unsupportive record company declaring it to have no commercial appeal (which shows part of the reason why real music lovers hold record companies in contempt). She sold it very successfully from her website until getting a wider reaching distribution deal. Aimee shares excellent company with the likes of Jon Brion (ex-Jellyfish, The Grays), Buddy Judge and husband Michael Penn to produce a suite of songs that are all at once sweet and bitter. These songs would be like eating a nice piece of apple cake, [...]

Love That Album Episode 38 - That’ll Be The Dust

Feb 12, 2013 02:24:15

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Love That Album episode 38 is doing something a little different to the usual – we’re not discussing an album. Wha????????????????????????

“Silva and Gold” podcast’s Doctor Zom and I spend the show discussing two great British movies from the early seventies – 1973’s “That’ll Be The Day” and 1974’s “Stardust”. Both films feature a lot of rock and roll, and are centred on the power it has over its audience, but unlike previous filmic excursions on LTA, we’re not discussing the soundtrack. David Essex stars in both films as Jim Maclaine and his rise from fairground attendant to rock star. Jim is a narcissist, and does not let friendships, family duty or basic human decency get in his way from getting what he wants out of life. The first film covers the period from the late 50s where he drops out of school to work at a seaside carnival, and the second covers his rise and fall with his band The Stray Cats. I [...]

Love That Album Episode 37 - The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

Jan 29, 2013 01:48:22

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For episode 37 of Love That Album, I’m happy to welcome Simon and Brian of the truly excellent Sodajerker on Songwriting podcast (download at www.sodajerker.com)

In 1968, The Zombies were in the unfortunate position of not really having achieved the sort of success they deserved. History had been far kinder to many of their contemporaries. They decided they would record one final album (at Abbey Road, no less). It even had the ignominious misspelling of the title on the album cover – Odessey and Oracle.  A year after its release, Al Kooper had released the album on CBS in the US and the band had a smash hit with the single “Time Of The Season”. This was ironic for two reasons. The [...]

Love That Album Episode 36 - Elliott Smith - XO

Jan 16, 2013 02:09:20

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It’s time for the first episode of Love That Album podcast in 2013, and I thought I’d start the year with a depressing album to discuss….sort of.

For episode 36 of LTA, I’m joined by JuanJose De laCruz of The List Music Podcast to talk about Elliott Smith’s 1998 album, XO. This was Smith’s first major label release, and he was able to sonically expand on the sound he’d created on previous albums like Either/Or. This had beautifully tasteful arrangements with piano, mellotron, occasional string arrangements and breathy vocal harmonies, as well as the standard band structure of guitar, drums and bass – and Elliott is playing most of it himself. The beauty of the music is in contrast to the lyrics that are often angry and show signs of depression. Did Smith (whose cause of death has never been fully substantiated) really have strong depression or are these songs just him getting feelings out of his system. There are moments on [...]

Love That Album Episode 35 - Best of 2012 with the Shooting The Shit crew

Dec 12, 2012 03:46:22

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The “Shooting The Shit” crew (comprising Eric Reanimator, John Stirrat, Tim Merrill and myself) reconvene to discuss our favourite albums of 2012, either released this year or albums of old we discovered this year. I think we had a fascinating discussion and hopefully you’ll enjoy it too. Our tastes were broad so LOTS of new music to discover. We also had some great feedback from the listeners with their top albums of the year.

This is the final LTA for 2012. We’ll be back with more album discussion late January 2013. Thank you to anyone who listened to the show over the year, either occasionally or regularly, and I hope you’ll come back for more in 2013.

Download the show either from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com or search for “love that album” (no longer has to be one word - YAY)  in the itunes store.

The podcast can now also be listened to via Stitcher Radio. Download the app from stitcher.com, and listen to any [...]

Love That Album Episode 34 - The Pretenders 1 and 2

Nov 21, 2012 02:14:25

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For episode 34 of Love That Album, Michael Pursche and I discuss the first two albums by The Pretenders (funnily enough called Pretenders and Pretenders 2).

Formed back in 1978, the original recorded lineup of Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers, Pete Farndon and James Honeyman-Scott only lasted two albums (both Scott and Farndon died of drug related causes). These are the albums where (in my opinion) the Pretenders were a real band, rather than just being a backup vehicle for Hynde. These albums are wonderfully produced by Chris Thomas who takes a different approach for each song to show off the band’s versatility. They showed they were equally at home with punk, jangly melodic pop, ballads and hard rock. If all you’d heard was the single “Brass In Pocket”, then [...]

Love That Album Episode 33 - The Music of Sky

Nov 6, 2012 03:21:13

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For episode 33 of Love That Album podcast, Michael Pursche and I are not tackling a single album, but rather, looking at the overall work and career of Sky, the superband comprised of three English and two Australian musicians including classical guitar maestro John Williams (NO, NOT THAT JOHN WILLIAMS).

The musicians in Sky were all session musicians or classical musicians (seen the Deer Hunter? You know John Williams. Fan of David Bowie or Lou Reed? You know the bass playing of Herbie Flowers). They’ve been tagged as a prog band, but this is so far from the truth. They used their classical influences and technique to make classical pieces their own or create their own magnificent compositions – all the while with a real sense of fu [...]

Love That Album Episode 32 - Ray Wylie Hubbard - The Grifter’s Hymnal

Oct 24, 2012 02:52:56

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One of the great things about doing a podcast and having a community page for the show is you get to meet fellow music lovers from the other side of the globe. I have met one such fellow, John Ross who started the excellent Feed My Ears Facebook page.

For Episode 32 of Love That Album podcast, John and I discuss an album he recommended me, the excellent 2012 release for Ray Wylie Hubbard, “The Grifter’s Hymnal”. This album is a love letter to roots rock and roll and the many practitioners along the way who have inspired Hubbard. Ray loves singing about the power of rock – no lip service, he truly loves his music. He also writes about war, death, ratbag music industry executives, his own life and God. This man has a way with a lyric and telling a story, plus his music is gritty and honest. It was a great album for John and I to discuss.

As usual, Eric Reanimator provides the show with another great “Album I Love” segment. He discusses the album ”Cody’s [...]

Love That Album Episode 31 - The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks

Oct 10, 2012 02:53:07

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For episode 31 of Love That Album I am joined by Ben Eisen of the All Time Top Ten podcast to discuss a highlight album from a champagne year for rock music.

By 1967, The Kinks had already released an enviable number of brilliantly crafted singles. Like many other bands from the so-called British Invasion, they had their blues roots (Ray Davies was particularly keen on Big Bill Broonzy), but then went on to explore other musical avenues (though no Dead End Streets – geddit????) “Something Else By The Kinks” was indeed just that. Full of great little character studies and stories, this was the band exploring British life with both affection and a little cynicism. Part psychedelia, part British music hall, this album has its place cemented in history for “Waterl [...]

Love That Album Episode 30 - Tex, Don and Charlie - All Is Forgiven

Sep 27, 2012 03:07:54

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For Episode 30 of Love That Album, I’m joined by Tim Merrill to discuss the second album by the supergroup Tex, Don and Charlie, “All Is Forgiven”.

Tex is Tex Perkins, ex-lead singer of Beasts of Bourbon and The Cruel Sea. Don is Don Walker, songwriter for Cold Chisel, Catfish and his current project the Suave Fucks (the best band name EVER). Charlie is Charlie Owen, guitarist extraordinaire to a myriad of projects, but probably most famous for his involvement with the Divynyls.

These three gents (along with support from Shane Walsh, Garrett Costigan and the Dirty Three’s Jim White) have put together two brilliant albums of bluesy, country-esque songs with tales of murder, infidelity, spiders on the dunny (look it up) and the sort of activities that listeners to Silva and Gold podcast would appreciate on a night in. Tex and Don know how to weave compelling stories within their lyrics. The songs are simple b [...]

Love That Album Episode 29 - Sting - Ten Summoner’s Tales

Sep 12, 2012 02:22:49

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For episode 29 of Love That Album, I’m joined by VK Lynne, singer, podcaster (at the List Music Podcast) and obsessive Nightwish fan.

Sting. He has his share of admirers and detractors. There are those who love him for his time as a Police man and hate his solo material decrying it as boring AOR. Some just hate how ubiquitous he is in the media. Putting those external factors aside, I’m a huge admirer of his 1993 album “Ten Summoner’s Tales” with its (mostly) excellent songcraft. He has a crack band, including the great keyboardist David Sancious ex of the E Street Band.

VK and I discuss T [...]

Love That Album episode 28 - Shooting The Shit

Aug 30, 2012 02:38:46

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For episode 28 of Love That Album, I am joined initially by previous co-presenter John Stirrat, regular segment contributor Eric Reanimator, and later in the show by music and film enthusiast Tim Merrill to just chat about whatever music-related issues come to mind. There is no set album to discuss – we just chat about what we’ve been listening to, music snobbery, whether the predicted imminent death of the CD format is just a load of Bolshoi Ballet, Cambodian garage bands, plus a heap of other things. This show was a heap of fun, and I will definitely schedule in more of these types of specials from time to time. I truly hope you enjoy listeming to this one as much as J [...]

Love That Album Episode 27 - Los Lobos - Kiko

Aug 16, 2012 02:53:15

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1992 saw the release of the album considered to be Los Lobos’ masterpiece, Kiko. They formed a partnership with Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake who produced and engineered an album that sounded both familiar and different.

I cannot believe that it’s been 20 years since the release of Kiko. Los Lobos is celebrating by releasing a 20th anniversary edition of the album, and I’m celebrating b [...]

Love That Album Episode 26 - The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Aug 5, 2012 02:25:43

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1968 arrived and The Byrds were not the same lineup that had produced the jangly folk-pop their fans had grown to know and love. Down to Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman, they recruited Kevin Kelley and Gram Parsons to their ranks. Parsons convinced the group to do an all country record called Sweetheart of the Rodeo, now cited as a big influence on country rock. This was not The Byrds as we’d heard them before – although they were never going to desert their Bob Dylan covers.

For episode 26 of Love That Album podcast, I am privileged to be joined by Rockwiz host, Brian Nankervis to discuss this important record. Was this a country-rock record or pure country? As rock fans, would we be paying attention to it today if it had not be [...]

Love That Album Episode 25 - Stars - Paradise and Land Of Fortune

Jul 22, 2012 03:04:47

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The late seventies saw Australian music going towards a punk style (featuring bands like the Saints) or continuing with a more bluesy-country style as typified by the Adelaide band, Stars (not to be confused with the band from Canada of the same name). Featuring impeccable musicianship and wonderful songwriting courtesy of guitarists, Andy Durant and Mal Eastick, they crafted two wonderful studio albums which, while having American roots influences, told very Australian stories.

On Episode 25 of Love That Album, I’m joined once again by host of Sitting In A Bar In Adelaide podcast, Michael Pursche to discuss both the Stars studio albums, “Paradise” and “Land of Fortune” and make reference to an all-star live album in tribut [...]

Love That Album Podcast - Episode 24 - Songs For Silverman

Jul 2, 2012 02:59:24

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On episode 24 of Love That Album podcast, Thomas Deja of the “Better In The Dark”podcast and myself delve into the dark album that is Ben Folds’ “Songs For Silverman”. He credits his wife of the time with being a source of inspiration for him on the album’s liner notes, and yet, this is most definitely a breakup album – it just happened to be released before the breakup took place. Among the songs of marital discordance, there are songs about death, fatherhood (from the perspective of a father and a son), and mortality. This is a long way from “One Angry Dwarf” and “Underground”. Yet, Folds has never shied away from dark material. This album is as melodically beautiful as it is heartbreaking – it’s his “Seachange”. Thomas and I had a great conversation and I hope you enjoy.

Love That Album Episode 23 - Big Star - #1 Record

Jun 17, 2012 02:35:23

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On Episode 23 of Love That Album podcast, Mondo Film podcast presenter Justin Bozung and I discuss the sheer wonderfulness that is Big Star’s “#1 Record”.

Out of all the bands that went nowhere in their day, Big Star was the most undeserving of such a fate. In the early 70s, when existing band Icewater comprising Jody Stephens, Andy Hummel and Chris Bell invited Alex Chilton (of Box Tops fame) to join their ranks, they released a debut album of such breathtaking melodic beauty, it still leaves music fans mystified how circumstances worked so heavily against them. They were from Memphis, but their hearts belonged to England and the 60s harmony drenched pop of The Beatles and The Kinks (plus some Beach Boys thrown in for good mea [...]

Love That Album Episode 22 - Favourite Instrumental Albums

May 31, 2012 02:51:34

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For episode 22 of Love That Album, we’re doing something a little different. Michael Pursche (from the Sitting In A Bar In Adelaide podcast) and I decided to go all List Music Podcast on you (apologies to Ricardo, Jenny, VK and Juan for theft of your idea – but it’s only one episode). We’re going through each of our top 10 all-instrumental albums – that is, no vocals. They’re in no particular order, but all of our chosen albums are ones we’ve listened to countless times and really love. Rather than us speaking at length about any one album we speak for a few minutes about each of our combined 20 choices (plus it must be said quite a number of honourable mentions that might have made the list if we’d compiled them the next day). What did we pick? Tune in and find out.

Love That Album Episode 21 - The Doors - The Doors

May 19, 2012 01:59:16

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The Doors. Rock fans either revere or revile them….and by them, I mean Jim Morrison, the public face of the band. While it’s true that the lead singer is often the member the general public remember more than, say, the keyboard player, few bands take this to the extreme like The Doors. It seems to me that people forget The Doors were a BAND, not Jim Morrison’s pseudonym.

So when all is said and done, how good WERE The Doors when considered as an entity, and not just Jim and friends? On Episode 21 of Love That Album podcast, Ricardo Ultreras of The List Music Podcast and The List Film Podcast discusses with me the legacy behind their self-titled debut album. Pretentious poetry? Maybe, but is it any worse than “Love, love me do [...]

Love That Album Episode 20 - The Horrible Crowes - Elsie

May 7, 2012 02:03:02

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The Gaslight Anthem have in the last few years attracted a dedicated following with their cross of modern punk and Springsteen influences.  Songwriter Brian Fallon has put together a side project called The Horrible Crowes for material that would not necessarily work in the context of his main band. If you’ve listened to previous episodes of Love That Album with Geoff Smith as my fellow commentator, you’d know of his love for both of these bands.

In episode 20 of LTA, Geoff, John Stirrat and myself discuss The Horrible Crowes album, “Elsie”, in detail covering the themes being written about in the album, as well as the music and lyrics. We ask the big questions – is Brian Fallon a stalker? Does he take s [...]

Love That Album Episode 19 - Billy Joel - The Stranger

Apr 24, 2012 01:52:12

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I have been heard to say that I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. You like what you like – end of story. As will be obvious from Episode 19 of Love That Album, I love Billy Joel’s album “The Stranger”. Nowadays in some people’s eyes (and for someone from this list you KNOW who you are), that is an admission tantamount to confessing to having an STD. The fact of the matter is that this album is full of well constructed songs – melodically rich, well arranged, mainly (though not completely) clever lyrically – and it should be held in high esteem. Now I’ll admit that beyond a point his albums started getting very dull (everything after The Nylon Curtain) and his fame for dating supermodels rather than as a musician was a put-off. None of that should get in the way of the fact that for a time, he had a real knack with a song and had a fantastic band to support his mu [...]

Love That Album Episode 18 - Chris Difford - Cashmere If You Can

Apr 13, 2012 01:11:02

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From the mid 70s through to the late 90s, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had a songwriting partnership that had the pundits comparing them to Lennon/McCartney. Don’t feel under any pressure, guys. As mainstays of the band Squeeze, Tilbrook’s music and Difford’s lyrics covered a multitude of subjects including spouse abuse, living under cramped conditions, infidelity, and wanking. They survived the new wave label and later on, the AOR label to just make great songs till Squeeze’s demise.

Both men have recorded great solo albums, and different to their Squeeze output. Difford’s lyrics have become very personal, and on his latest album “Cashmere If You Can”, he sounds like he’s been listening to a lot of Loudon Wainwright III records.

Love That Album Episode 17 - Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Apr 2, 2012 02:12:26

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On Episode 17 of Love That Album, we try something new and something old. For the first time, there are three of us discussing the album of the episode. In addition to LTA regular Geoff Smith, I’m joined from Sydney by Springsteen aficionado John Stirrat (not he of Wilco fame), to discuss Bruce’s latest long player, “Wrecking Ball”. The fact that we’re covering Bruce is the “something old”, since Jeff Jenkins and I went head-to-head way back in Episode 1 discussing Springsteen’s “Darkness on the Edge of Town” versus “Wild, Innocent & E Street Shuffle”.

So like many other artists of Bruce’s age and experience, is he treading water or is he trying something new? Can he lay claim to be the 21st c [...]

Love That Album Episode 16 - Paul Simon - One Trick Pony

Mar 18, 2012 02:20:10

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For episode 16 of Love That Album podcast, we see the return of an artist previously discussed on the show, Paul Simon. Back in 1980, the music world was on the cusp of an onslaught of New Wave. Paul Simon wrote and starred in a film called One Trick Pony about a journeyman musician trying to find if he still has a place in the new musical landscape. Famous in the sixties for one anti-war song, he now has to compete with the new popular bands (the B52s make an appearance), swim around the sharks at his record company, work out where he fits with a wife he divorces but still loves, and how to maintain good parenting skills. Most of all he wants to serve his muse – but is being on the road with his band the way to do it? Especially in a climate that’s long forgotten he exists?

Love That Album Episode 15 - Broderick Smith’s Big Combo

Mar 8, 2012 01:37:55

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For episode 15 of Love That Album podcast, Michael Pursche (of Sitting in a Bar in Adelaide podcast) discuss the wonderful but seldom talked about album from 1981, the eponymous album for Broderick Smith’s Big Combo. (You might say that we’re doing a Brod-cast) Brod emerged from Carson and The Dingoes to form this fantastic ensemble that reminds me of “Darkness” era E-Street Band and reminds Michael of Van Morrison. Either way, Brod is a gifted songwriter with a talent for painting a picture and telling a story – not always a pleasant one. Aztec Music has re-released this long deleted album, and it sounds a treat. Michael and I discuss the great musicianship and the lyrics to the album, Brod’s history as well as that of the members of the band. With a lineup including Mick O’ Connor on organ and the great Mal Eastick on guitar, you know he has an ensembl [...]

Love That Album Episode 14 - The Ramones - Rock and Roll Century’s End

Feb 26, 2012 03:19:45

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Why, on a Ramones related show do I have the Allman Brothers song “‘Ramblin’ Man” going through my head? On Episode 14 of Love That Album, the one and only Doctor Zom of Silva and Gold podcast returns to discuss the Alan Arkush / Roger Corman rocksploitation film “Rock and Roll High School” featuring The Ramones in Oscar-worthy performances, as well as their Phil Spector produced album of the same period, “End of the Century”. In true Silva and Gold fashion, there were many detours from the proscribed subject matter (it felt like the end of the 21st century by the time we finished). This is the longest LTA episode yet, but we had to discuss such fundamental issues as how right wing Johnny Ramone and left wing Joey Ramones could stay in the same group for that many years. If Reagan and Bush didn’t split them, girlfriend theft surely should [...]

Love That Album Episode 13 - Split Enz - True Colours

Feb 13, 2012 02:33:56

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If you were a pop music loving teenager back in 1980 (and face it – we all were) and living in Australia or New Zealand, then Split Enz album “True Colours” was part of your aural landscape. This album and its ridiculously catchy singles “I Got You” and “I Hope I Never” were impossible to avoid. The huge success the album gained came for the band after a rough patch living in England. So how does the album hold up in 2012? On Episode 13 of Love That Album podcast, I discuss the album and its legacy with Michael Pursche, host of “Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide” podcast, and Chris Bourke, author of the Crowded House biography “Something So Strong”, and guru on all things Finn.

Join us for another action packed episode. Download

Love That Album Episode 12 - Solitude Standing - Suzanne Vega

Feb 1, 2012 01:36:03

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On episode 12 of Love That Album, regular contributor, Geoff Smith returns to discuss with me Suzanne Vega’s second album “Solitude Standing”. I’d heard the album many times. Geoff heard it twice. As a result, Geoff suggests the podcast undergoes a controversial name change. What was his suggestion? What did he have to say about the album? Will Geoff get kicked out of Tom’s Diner next time he’s in New York? All this and more is discussed. Send feedback to rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au Search for the show on itunes as “lovethatalbum”, or download from http://lovethatalbum.b [...]

Love That Album Episode 11 - The Tubes - Remote Control

Jan 23, 2012 01:50:52

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Back in the seventies, San Franciscan band The Tubes set out to shock all those who saw their live shows with their satire of our obsession with materialism, white rich kids with too much time on their hands, and what REALLY went on behind the white picket fences. They were a very theatrical band, but many of their songs stand proudly without the visuals. In 1979, they recorded their final album for A & M records called “Remote Control” recounting the story of a man’s obsession (and ultimate demise) with TV. On this episode of Love That Album, Michael Pursche of the great rock interview podcast, “Sitting In A Bar in Adelaide” goes head to head with me to discuss this overlooked (and unfortunately, more relevant than ever) album. Rolling Stone thought the album stank. Allmusic says it’s great and a career highlight. What do we think? Where does Peter Se [...]

Love That Album Episode 10 - Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What

Jan 11, 2012 00:59:39

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Love That Album hits double digits, and I celebrate the start of 2012 by focusing on one of the great albums of 2011, Paul Simon’s “So Beautiful or So What”. Simon is in deep philosophical mode here (when isn’t he?), but unlike a couple of his most recent albums he has the melodies to match. This is a beautiful album using a small number of great musicians to convey Simon’s music in the best possible way. At the age of 70, Simon still has things to say and beautiful melodies in him to let out. This album is a career highlight.

Any thoughts, disagreements or other comments? Provide feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au[...]

Love That Album Episode 9 - Matthew Sweet - Altered Girlfriend

Dec 23, 2011 02:24:00

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For the final Love That Album episode of 2011, my special guest, Julian Gillis, and I discuss our fave albums of the year and then shoot the shit about Matthew Sweet’s two brilliant slices of power pop, “Girlfriend” and “Altered Beast”. These albums are musically sunny and lyrically overcast. There’s some complex stuff going on in Matthew’s head. Does he have stalker tendencies? What is his interest in Caligula? All this and more are discussed.

Love That Album Episode 8 - Quadrophenia

Dec 11, 2011 02:34:55

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This is a really big shooo. The longest Love That Album so far. I’m joined by co-host of the Silva and Gold podcast, Doctor Zom to discuss The Who’s “Quadrophenia”. We discuss in a lot of detail both the double album from 1973 (just re-released in November 2011 in a multi CD “Director’s Cut” edition) and the 1978 film directed by Franc Roddam featuring a very young Ray Winstone and Sting in an excellent acting performance (filmed during the early days of the Police). Is this the Who’s masterwork? Is it better than Tommy (yes!!!!!!)? Is the story celebrating the ideals of youth or is it about a bunch of self-absorbed prats with fashion sense? Listen in and hear Zom and myself ask these and more earth shattering questions. Send feedback to rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au or leave feedback at itunes.

Love That Album Episode 7 - Joe Jackson Night & Day

Dec 1, 2011 00:58:28

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For this episode of Love That Album, I’m working without the safety net of a co-host to bounce thoughts off. I discuss Joe Jackson’s album of 1982 “Night & Day”. Recorded only 3 years after his punky-pop debut “Look Sharp”, Jackson’s musical thoughts are miles away from his early style. More focussed on jazz, samba and piano ballads than punk, pop and ska, Night & Day is a modern musical masterpiece. I go through my thoughts on the album, career highlights, and his essay advocating smokers’ rights!!!! No ordinary civil rights advocacy for our Joe.

Love That Album Episode 6 - The Doors L.A. Woman

Nov 19, 2011 01:20:54

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I’m joined by Melbourne broadcaster and rock-guru Billy Pinnell for a discussion about The Doors’ final album with Jim Morrison. Heavy on blues. No Oedipus allusions here. Was Paul Rothschild right to say Riders on the Storm was cocktail music? Is there too much focus on Morrison and not enough on Kreiger, Densmore and Manzarek? Was Morrison saying farewell to the Doors in song through this album?

Love That Album Episode 5 - Steve Earle, El Corazon

Nov 10, 2011 01:12:46

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Maurice and Geoff Smith discuss Steve Earle’s great album of 1997. It’s a compendium of all that Earle holds dear - politics, justice, love, Woody Guthrie and Townes Van Zandt, bluegrass and RAWWWKKKK. The third part of the great trinity of albums released after a stint in jail, and with Earle desperately trying to stay off the substances. Where does this album stand in the line of other Earle releases? Any opinions or different Earle preferences? Send feedback to rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au. We’d love to hear from you.

Love That Album - Episode 4 - Circus Animals from the East

Oct 27, 2011 01:24

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In Australia, the band Cold Chsiel inspires either full blown adoration from those who grew up listening to them until today, or dismissiveness from those who only pay attention to the full blown hyena hysterics of lead singer Jim Barnes post-Chisel. In this episode of Love That Album, Jeff and Maurice discuss their two most popular albums East and Circus Animals. How did one follow up the other? How did the band dynamics change after East? What is the band’s legacy? Whycan Jim Barnes attract thousands of people, when the man who wrote most of the Chisel songs he sang, only attract 50 to a pub gig?

Love That Album - Episode 3 - Get The Knack

Oct 15, 2011 01:12:47

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Maurice and Jeff discuss in some depth why Get The Knack is a classic album, and should not be reviled by the shoe-gazing, too-cool-for-school, Nirvana-loving hipsters. Think about it - if My Sharona makes the Knack a one-hit-wonder, what does that say about Smells Like Teen Spirit? Simply put, Get The Knack is a hook-drenched rock and roll album about lust - isn’t that the essence of rock and roll? Listen and be convinced.

Love That Album - Episode 2 - Shooting The Breeze about John Hiatt

Oct 3, 2011 00:42:07

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So it’s like this, folks. This episode was meant to be about Geoff Smith and I chewing the fat about John Hiatt’s classic album “Meet The Family”. During the editing process, I somehow “edited out” that entire section - with no backup. AAAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!. Fortunately, Geoff agreed to record that section of the show again, but the recording program did something weird to the audio rendering it unlistenable. I’m too slack to record it a third time, so what I have here is everything we recorded to that point - albums we’ve been listening to lately and a bit of Hiatt history. I hope that’s enjoyable until we put out a full proper episode. All feedback to rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au

Love That Album - Episode 1 - Wild and Innocent In The Darkness

Jul 12, 2011 41:25

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A debate between Maurice and Melbourne music Journalist Jeff Jenkins on one of life’s more important issues: Which is the better Bruce Springsteen album? The Wild and the Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle or Darkness On The Edge of Town.

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