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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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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














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.
Another very classy show from Mr Reanimator. Check the episode out, and send some feedback to see let us know how you're enjoying the show.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Love That Album podcast Episode 62 - The Dead Boys "Young, Loud and Snotty" and Killing Joke's "Killing Joke"

 











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.

My thanks to Tim and Eric for contributing this great episode. Give them some love.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

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














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, Pub Rock was created. As a side note, the pub has long been the breeding ground for most great Australian rock. I hope to discuss this with Eric on a future show.
I urge you to give Eric your time. His shows are not just podcasts, but audio documentaries. They are well thought out and you come away knowing something new.

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