Sunday, August 23, 2015

Love That Album Episode 80 - Interview with Bill Frisell



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.

Since this interview was recorded, he’s recorded many more albums and has toured Australia (the question of a tour is brought up in the chat). In 2001 he put out two brilliant albums (including one with Elvin Jones, drummer for John Coltrane!!!!!) He was a charming and very humble interview subject. I loved having this chat, and I hope you dig it too.

Bruce Wooley and The Camera Club  is the focus of Eric Reanimator’s “Album I Love” segment. He talks about their album English Garden. “Who are they?” you ask. “Have they done anything I’d know?” Abso-bloody-lutely. Eric will reveal all.

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

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

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

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














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 wants 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 does he? We all know songs from the glam era from the likes of T-Rex, David Bowie and The Sweet. How about groups like Iron Virgin or The Plod? You will surely know Tartan Horde – trust me you do!!! Eric discusses the songs from these groups and many others on a compilation called Velvet Tinmine bringing you great but forgotten songs from the glam era.

I just wish to reiterate how grateful I am that Eric is a continuing part of Love That Album bringing his time and knowledge for us all to dig on. Thank you good sir.

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

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

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Love That Album Episode 79 - Interview with Marshall Crenshaw



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 listen and hear Marshall discuss his thoughts on his recorded legacy, playing John Lennon and Buddy Holly, and the Lenny Kaye “Nuggets” albums.
Eric Reanimator presents his Album I Love segment discussing Swedish garage band The Strollers (I never knew Eric dug Swedish garage bands!!!) and their album Falling Right Down. The world needs more farfisa organs I say. The Strollers happily agree.
You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.au/


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Monday, July 27, 2015

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


…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 as much as we enjoyed chatting.

Eric Reanimator is back with his Album I Love segment. Trying to find a complementary group for this show, he decided on Blue Oyster Cult and their third album Secret Treaties. We all agree it was a fine and appropriate choice.

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

You can listen to Sitting in a Bar In Adelaide at http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/siabia
or you can listen live on Wednesday nights between 8pm and 10pm(Adelaide time – do the arithmetic) at http://www.hillsradio.com.au/index.php

If you live in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and want to get music lessons, check out the website http://www.essm.net.au/. It’s an excellent site and is worth your while looking up even if you’re not considering music lessons….yet!!!

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.


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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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














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 for power pop with a slightly electronic feel mixed with soulful vocals and performed by people in strange makeup and clothes…..yeah, I don’t really know either. Still, Eric reveals some of the gems on “Just Can’t Get Enough” Volumes 10 and 17. Volume 10 covers New Wave Hits of the 80s and Volume 17 focuses on female fronted bands. Having a party? DJ Eric will tell you there’s no shame in playing some Bananarama, Human League, Adam Ant, Berlin, or Josie Cotton.

As always, Eric delivers a punchy, entertaining podcast. Give it a listen.  Warning: Love That Album takes no responsibility for any damage done to your credibility by dancing while listening to this podcast.

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

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

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










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 into some historical perspective the Australian musical environment in 1975, how Skyhooks approached their second album, the different dynamics in the band personalities, whether they came out on top in the infamous Skyhooks / Sherbert Wars of 1975, and where you could musically go after your first album included a song about masturbating into a Twisties packet. We had a really terrific conversation, and I’m grateful to Jeff for taking the time to come back to the podcast.

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

Jeff’s weekly articles for The Music magazine can be found archived at http://www.livinginthelandofoz.com/howzat-archive.html His latest biography is about Australian music personality Ian “Molly” Meldrum called “The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story: Life, Countdown and Everything in Between”. 

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

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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


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, great summer music, and The Byrds. A really fun chat, and we hope you dig it.
Eric Reanimator also brings some power pop to the virtual table for his Album I Love segment. He talks about a band from Massachusetts called The Charms…and the name is apt.
You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.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.

Check out the All Time Top Ten podcast from http://alltimetopten.podomatic.com or get older episodes from https://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/


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

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