Saturday, October 11, 2014

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














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 excellent episode from Eric you should get behind. 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Love That Album Episode 65 - Neil Young - Freedom



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 ridiculous notion that there is such a thing as a "typical" Neil Young album. Diversity and songwriting are its strengths. Neil gives us the feedback laden rock and gorgeous acoustic numbers. I make the case that this is a concept album. Why? Tune in and find out.

Eric Reanimator continues to show his love for Drivin’ and Cryin’ by bringing them back to his Album I Love segment with a discussion on their 1988 album Whisper Tames The Lion.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

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














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.
Another great episode from Eric you should all dig with some exciting songs and performances.
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

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





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 with their bluesy Merseybeat sounds.

Next up is mid 60s New York pop band, The Left Banke. Eric discusses their compilation “There’s Gonna be a Storm”. Everybody loves their hit “Walk Away Renee” (great cover version by The Four Tops and an unusual spin by Billy Bragg – go on search it out). Eric will bring to your attention some other great songs including “She May Call You Up Tonight” (also covered by Richard and Linda Thompson). Highly recommended if you dig what is called the baroque pop sound.

Finally, Eric talks about The Love Story, about Arthur Lee’s great band that should have been HUGE. A very eclectic band. Known mostly for “Forever Changes”, this compilation shows both their gentle and more garage oriented side (songs from De Capo for instance).

Once again, Eric presents a hugely entertaining and informative show and exposes you to great music. Get onto it.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Love That Album episode 64 - Robert Ellis "The Lights From The Chemical Plant"






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 writing greats like Paul Simon, Randy Newman and Bruce Springsteen. Tune in and find out why this album is worthy of your attention. It was an absolute pleasure having Davey Mac back on the show. A true gent.

NOTE: For any Melbourne based LTA listeners, Robert Ellis is appearing at a new Americana Festival called Out On The Weekend along with a bunch of other talented singer songwriters like Justin Townes Earle on October 18 at Seaworks in Williamstown. 

Eric Peterson (aka Reanimator) returns for another Album I Love segment to talk about Californian band, Thin White Rope and their record “In The Spanish Cave” from 1988. See how they fit in between punk and alt-country.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

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





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.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

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








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 Aretha Franklin fronts the MC5. See what you think.

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