Sunday, September 25, 2016

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




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.

As well as their own discussion of the album, Maurice and Julian chat to David Bridie himself to find out his recollections of the album and the band’s broader history. It was truly a privilege to talk with David and for him to be so giving of his time while giving insight into this great album.

Eric Reanimator returns with his “Album I Love” segment to talk about Finnish indie/lounge band (?) Branded Women and their 2006 album, “Cities and Seas”.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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






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 hardcore, industrial, punk, noise, exploring experimental sounds. This isn't music for the casual listener or for the back ground, but for those who like chaotic noise and speakers set on KILL!

Getting back to a something a little more common is Long Beach CA, early 80s Hardcore Punk band, Funeral and the release Have You Seen My Leather Jacket? Funeral was notable for including later Tex and the Horseheads member, Mike Martt. In their recordings you can start to hear the expansion of the Hardcore sounds towards a sleazy blues rock that would take over the LA scene in the mid to late 80s. Here that sound is only slightly in the mix and not as obnoxious as it would become as time and hair spray infiltrated the LA club scene.

Moving on we have Red Scare and the As Promised (1982-1988) release. It features the vocal talents of the late Bobbi Brat singing songs with a very psychotronic edge. The Shining and James Bond are both referenced, however it's their classic Street Life that's the stand out track. 

Finally you have the neighbours of the beast  Mourning Noise and the disc Death Trip Delivery - 1981-1985. These guys lived across the street from the Misfits and Steve Zing from Mourning Noise would go on to play in Samhain with Danzig. Few punk bands from the USA have had the underground impact that the Misfits did and it's a treat to hear one of the first of the bands they inspired. When Eric first played these tracks for my fanatic Misfits fan friends they at first thought he was playing them 'lost' Misfits demos.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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



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 their enduring appeal to a newer generation of songwriters).

Pat and I started out to discuss Treeless Plain and how it stands in their back-catalogue, especially compared to their acknowledged masterpiece Born Sandy Devotional, but we also make a lot of diversions to put the music into historical context. Truly, recording with Pat makes me glad I do this show. He’s a wealth of knowledge and considered opinion. Do join us for this one. I have been meaning to record with Pat for a long time, so I’m thrilled we finally made it happen. 

Eric Reanimator is back with his Album I Love segment talking about the Underground Paisley scene of the 1980s giving some time to a couple of albums from the band True West, Drifters and Hollywood Holiday.

I’ve already given thanks to the great presenters who filled in for the 3 months I wasn’t doing the show. I also want to thank you listeners for giving them your earholes over that time, and are now (hopefully) giving me your listening attention. I hope to bring some great new shows in the coming months.October brings the 5th anniversary of LTA and early 2017 will bring the 100th episode of the main show. Stay tuned for details.

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


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Friday, August 12, 2016

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















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 Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, and Mark Lanegan have covered demos of unreleased Jeffrey Lee Pierce songs. For those unfamiliar with Pierce, he was a part of the early LA punk scene where his band, The Gun Club were pioneers of mixing punk and blues. While bands like X, The Cramps and The Minutemen have been embraced by the many in the music world, The Gun Club and Pierce remain one of the last truly underground / cult artists of the period who wait for greater acceptance.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

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














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 my great friends, previous co hosts and passionate Australian music experts, Dave Blom and Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide’s Michael Pursche.

Popular Australian music has gone through many phases over the years and presented here are 2 almost forgotten by the mainstream, Australian albums from the 1970’s that belong to two different eras, despite only being separated by a few years in terms of their release date.

At the Mountains of Madness by Blackfeather is a landmark Progressive Rock album, one that features a big hit single, the original version of "Seasons of Change" which featured Bon Scott on recorder. Scott was so taken by this song, that it was agreed that his band Fraternity would get to record it and release it. Blackfeathers' record label upon seeing the success of the Fraternity version, then decided to release the original Blackfeather version which is included on this Album. The album itself is an interesting blend of Rock and Roll combined with the sort of psychedelic noodling that would make early Pink Floyd proud. This album was recently re-issued by the Aztec label and is well worth the effort of listening to. Blackfeather then experienced several line-up changes over the years and a very different sound for their subsequent releases.

Most Australian people are familiar with the sounds of the Little River Band, Skyhooks, Sherbet and AC/DC. Avalanche straddle the gap between the first 3 of these bands and the last, but unfortunately most people wouldn't be familiar with their fantastic self titled release  from 1976. The musicians coming off the back of working with Brian Cadd produced this epic 11 track effort, that stands up well today. The music range on this album is extremely diverse and highlights the talent that each member brought to the studio.

Avalanche re-named themselves as Front Page in 1978 after Cox and Harrison had left and managed only one single "I Thought I'd Never Fall In Love Again"/"Rockin' Hollywood. After splitting, Naylor joined Jon English's backing band Baxter Funt and Campbell would be spotted in the early 80s as part of Funk band Adrian's Wall. Clive Harrison would later issue a 1982 solo album 'Once Bitten'. Geoff Cox went on to become a Media personality on radio and TV, most famous for his show "Coxy's Big break".

So, two forgotten gems, well worth checking out. We hope you Love these albums too.

As long as Michael and Dave are discussing Australian bands with art rock leanings, Eric Reanimator has appropriately picked an album for his Album I Love segment by Dead can Dance. Originally out of Melbourne, they mix art rock and Middle Eastern Sounds on their album, Eric discusses their 1993 album Into The Labyrinth.

I am so immensely grateful to my great friends for hosting the podcast and keeping your earholes loaded with great music discussion. For better or worse, I am back next month.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

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
















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...

….and then it's back to Sweden.. this time to talk about the 65 to 68 Garage Rock scene where Swedish youth took their shot at being the Beatles or the Stones and maybe, just maybe laid the ground work for the Swedish music scene to come... you know that Eric is running out of Swedish rock to talk about on this podcast so this might be you last chance to hear about that scene.. or not..
Either way tune in for your rock fix....

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Friday, June 24, 2016

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















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, and being an integral part of the Seattle scene.

Following the discussion of the Screaming Trees and a couple of digressions, they proceed to talk about the 1995 album “Above” by Mad Season.  A one album super-group project featuring members of Alice in Chains, The Screaming Trees, and Pearl Jam, Mad Season was recorded as an artistic response to the substance abuse issues in the Seattle scene.   While the album did well and contained a couple of well-known songs, the deaths of 2 of the bands members effectively ended the band. Eric and John discuss all of this and more.

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