Saturday, April 14, 2018

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































Love That Album: 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 http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.au
  
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If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Right click to download bonus episode 49 here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Love That Album Podcast Episode 110 - Monty Python Sings



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 of the sketches they were often a part of? Was performing these songs in the early seventies in a music-hall / stage musical fashion more counter culture than the rock music of the day? Does an African or European swallow have the greater air speed velocity? Ben and Maurice give answering these questions a shot.
Eric Reanimator chimes in with his own comedy album selection. For his Album I Love segment, he talks about The Very Best of Dr Demento. Does he concur that dead puppies aren’t much fun? Tune in and find out.
A huge thanks to Ben for returning to the show. How grateful am I? Let me count (down) the ways....

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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You can (and definitely SHOULD) listen to the most recent 15 episodes of All Time Top Ten podcast at http://alltimetopten.podomatic.com (or iTunes) or you can search through all the older episodes at http://mixcloud.com/beneisen 
If you enjoy what you hear on the podcast, please tell a friend or ten to tune into the Love That Album.
Right click to download episode 110 here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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











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 be a positive thing. As usual, Eric presents food for thought beyond the specific music under discussion.

Eric closes off the episode with his thoughts about a band a little closer to his heart.
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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If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Right click to download bonus episode 48 here.

Monday, February 26, 2018

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




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 dynamics of how to play as a band, not just 3 excellent musicians trying to outdo each other. All 3 wrote songs, some blackly comical, some too earnest, but none of it seemingly the sort of material that would be of interest to the teenagers who were buying the records.

Shannon and I delve into Synchronicity track by track (a rare return to an earlier LTA format) to discuss the album’s themes, musicianship, and whether it’s dated.

Eric Reanimator chimes in with his thoughts about The Crack by another punky reggae band, Ruts as well as cultural appropriation for his Album I Love segment.

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.

My huge thanks to Shannon for coming onto the show and bringing some great conversation. You can check out her website at http://shannonhurley.com 
which will have links to her albums and social media. She’s a fantastic musician and I particularly recommend her albums with Ben Eisen under the Lovers and Poets moniker. You can also hear her dulcet tones on the All Time Top Ten podcast….more on that in episode 110 of LTA.

If you enjoy what you hear on the podcast, please tell a friend or ten to tune into the Love That Album.

Right click to download episode 109 here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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



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. 


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


Right click to download bonus episode 47 here.


Monday, January 22, 2018

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














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. Artists such as REM, Lou Reed, Dr John, BB King, John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin and the Bling Boys of Alabama among many others pay tribute across both of these wonderful albums

Eric Reanimator chimes in for his Album I Love segment with a couple of tribute albums. He talks about Never Say Dinosaur, a tribute to Petra and More Oar: A Tribute to Skip Spence.

So let us pay tribute to these tribute albums, and hopefully you'll pay tribute to the podcast by giving it a listen.
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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Right click to download episode 108 here.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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








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!


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

Right click to download bonus episode 46 here.