Thursday, April 21, 2016

Love That Album episode 89 - Interview with Darian Sahanaja of Wondermints and Brian Wilson’s Band














It’s time for episode 89 of Love That Album podcast.

Maurice is joined in discussion by Darian Sahanaja, the long time “music secretary” of Brian Wilson’s band. He is also one of the songwriters and keyboard player for Los Angeles pop maestros, Wondermints. Besides Darian, Nick Walusko, Mike D’Amico and Probyn Gregory have all been absorbed into Brian’s band.

The conversation took place while Darian was in Australia with Brian for a final tour playing Pet Sounds live. The conversation incorporated Darian’s early love of Beach Boys (and how it got him beat up), the great albums of Wondermints (including Mind If We Make Love To You and Bali), Austin Powers, Henry Mancini, 60s pop, lounge music, Darian’s involvement with the 40th anniversary of The Zombies’ “Odessey and Oracle”, the nineties power pop movement….and a whole lot more.

Thanks so much to Darian for being so generous with his time. We hope all Love That Album listeners will enjoy this fascinating insight into this great musician.

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

NOTE: There is another portion of the interview that was cut out and made available for a See Hear Podcast bonus episode where Darian discusses his involvement with the Brian Wilson biopic, Love And Mercy.  You can download that from http://seehear.podbean.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’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.

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



Right click to download episode 89 here

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition – Episode 26 – Return Of The Single Dudes





This time around Eric goes deep into the well of his musical core, exploring three soundtracks that had a strong and important impact on his life.

First, the 1985 soundtrack for the film Return of the Living Dead which mixed punk rock, horror film themes alongside the emerging hard rock, retro fitted new wave and synth sounds of the era.

Next is the soundtrack to Eric's beloved Punk Western Dudes with its mix of late 80s Punk, Hard Rock and the grumblings of what would become Alt Rock in the next several years.

Finally Eric talks about one of the biggest selling soundtracks of the 90s... Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ... and touches on the film, the time, and his recollection of the era.... enjoy.

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at 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’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.

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


Right click to download bonus episode 26 here

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Love That Album episode 88 - Gillian Welch - The Harrow and The Harvest


It's finally time for episode 88 of Love That Album. My apologies for not being able to record in February.

For the second successive episode, I am joined by Tom Kwei, co-host of the Down In The Hole podcast. For this episode we focus on an album I have wanted to feature on LTA for a very longtime, Gillian Welch's "The Harrow And The Harvest". When I say Gillian Welch, I mean that as the name of the duo featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (they say they are a band who just happens to be named after one of their members). 

Gillian and Dave have only recorded 5 albums (plus another two under the Dave Rawlings' Machine moniker).They certainly don't believe in rushing anything. It was 8 years between"Harrow and Harvest" and their previous album "Soul Journey", but the perfection of songwriting and musicianship on this album makes you forgive them for keeping us waiting so long.

Tom and I discuss the stories,and how the Gillian and Dave can sound old-time Appalachian and yet very contemporary. We also discuss murder, lust, religious guilt, when youths'dreams are not fulfilled, and relationships gone bad - just another day in the Welch / Rawlings office.

With Gillian and Dave having just toured Australia, I also take the time to talk about the great show they did at the Palais Theatre and why it will be permanently etched into my brain.

Eric Reanimator's "Album I Love" segment covers another dark album, "Brave" by Marillion. Tom suggests that there's a different reason this album is connected to the Welch / Rawlings album -  tune in and find out his reasoning.

My thanks go to Tom for joining me for a second month in a row, and taking the time to ponder musicians aside from the marvellous Tom Waits.

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at 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’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.

If you’re a Tom Waits fan (and why wouldn’t you be!!!!), I’d urge you to check out Down In The Hole. You can download from iTunes or listen on line at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxRst_jRx-V37voc3dOiQKQ They also contribute written articles about Tom at https://tomwaitspodcast.wordpress.com/

Tom has a second podcast called Battle Rap Resume. Check that out athttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHagYQQWTsylRD8HGXrUcPw

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

Right click to download episode 88 here

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 25 - X-Ray Zillos



 Eric has reached the nice milestone of 25 episodes - a quarter of a hundred, I tell ya - with the LTA: The Compilation Edition episodes.

This time around, Eric delves into discussion of compilations from Polly Styrene and X-Ray Spex, The Revillos, and their reincarnation as The Rezillos. More pop punky goodness for your earholes.

DIG IT!!!!!

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at 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’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.

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


Right click to download bonus episode 25 here

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 24 - Last Angry Weirdos





So even though there is not a regular edition episode of Love That Album this month (February 2016), Eric Reanimator is working hard to keep you folks who love your music discussion podcasts happy with episode 24 of Love That Album – The Compilation Edition.


This time around Eric is discussing bringing some more punk and power pop to y’all. He’s dropping some knowledge about releases from some really fun sounding LA bands The Last, The Weirdos, The Angry Samoans and The Joneses. Like a punk record from the day, it’s brief but sweet.  Get onto it.

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at 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’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.


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

Right click to download bonus episode 24 here

Monday, January 25, 2016

Love That Album episode 87 - Joe Jackson & Friends - Heaven And Hell


Love That Album podcast is back for 2016.

Episode 87 features a discussion of an album I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time. It’s taken until now to find someone equally enthusiastic about Joe Jackson’s 1997 album, Heaven and Hell to co-host the show. I am joined by Tom Kwei, who along with his mate Sam Whiles, hosts an excellent show focusing on the albums of Tom Waits called Down In The Hole. If you’re willing to talk about Tom Waits, you’re surely up for some heavy duty conversations.

Together we discussed JJ’s musical adventurousness in pursuing many different styles of music. Here he marries 20th Century Classical with 90s electronics (not trip-hop style, but he must have been paying attention).  

Heaven And Hell is a concept album of sorts where the linking theme between the songs are the 7 Deadly Sins. Joe and the other singers and musicians he collaborates with on this album tell a tale in each song for each of the different “sins” – I guess I prefer to think of them as human traits. Though the classification of these traits have their roots in Catholic theology, they’ve always been the basis for secular contemplation in the arts. Joe tells stories of lost morality in wartime, unreliable narrators, childish behaviour, too much booze and trying to fly to the sun. Many reviewers of this album have labelled it as pretentious, dull, or derivative. Being a nice fellow, I don’t want to say how I label these reviewers…..Suffice to say, Tom and I would be immensely happy if you listened to us give the case why this album is completely worthy of your time.

I’m also very excited that some Joe Jackson fans from the aptly titled Facebook group “Joe Jackson has Other Songs Besides Is She Really Going Out With Him” took the time to send me their thoughts on the album which I include as feedback to the show. Thank you so much, kind people.

Eric Reanimator returns for his Album I Love segment to pay respect to David Bowie and his Berlin Trilogy of albums, Low, Heroes and Lodger. The nice connection is that JJ has always been a big fan of Bowie and has played covers as part of his live set. Also, like Bowie, he lived in Berlin for many years.

My huge thanks to Tom for being so giving of his time to join me, and bringing his enthusiasm and fascinating thoughts. He will be back on LTA next month.

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at 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’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.

If you’re a Tom Waits fan (and why wouldn’t you be!!!!), I’d urge you to check out Down In The Hole. You can download from iTunes or listen on line at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxRst_jRx-V37voc3dOiQKQ  They also contribute written articles about Tom at https://tomwaitspodcast.wordpress.com/


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

Right click to download episode 87 here.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 23 - Lemmy Meek



Hey folks, it’s time to bring you some new Love That Album podcasting for 2016.

We’re starting off with episode 23 of Eric Reanimator’s  Love That Album – The Compilation Edition. In the last couple of weeks, rock music has lost (at least) three iconic rock music figures. Stevie Wright of The Easybeats, David Bowie (who did a cracking version of “Friday On My Mind”), and Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. Eric starts this episode discussing two facets to Lemmy’s career. First, he discusses Lemmy’s first important band Hawkwind and their live album “Space Ritual” before moving onto the more iconic Motorhead live album “No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith”.

Then, he discusses a compilation of a very different artist, producer Joe Meek. He created a hit for the Tornados with “Telstar”, but as the compilation “The Alchemist Of Pop - Home Made Hits & Rarities 1959-1966” shows, he produced a lot of hits with his very distinctive style of heavy reverb and sped up sounds. Eric discusses the man and this compilation.

 

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.

Right click to download Bonus episode 23 here