Friday, November 24, 2017

Love That Album podcast episode 105 - The Grays’ “Ro Sham Bo” and Heatwave’s “Too Hot To Handle”












Welcome to episode 105 of Love That Album podcast.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a double header on the podcast, but this time around we’re doing just that. My very special guest is the charismatic and semi-regular co-host of the All Time Top Ten podcast, David Daskal. He pointed out that since it had been a while from him previously joining me on LTA, we needed to talk about TWO albums to make up for that time.

We start off with a conversation about the 1994 album from indie rock band The Grays, “Ro Sham Bo”. The band included two ex-members of Jellyfish, Jason Falkner and Jon Brion. With such a pedigree in melodicism, why was this album not huge? We try to make sense of it.

Then Dave and I put on our leisure suits and strut our collective stuff to the 1976 debut album “Too Hot To Handle” by the band Heatwave. Their songwriter Rod Temperton went on to write songs for one of the biggest selling records in pop history. Is “Too Hot to Handle” actually that? Not only do we give our thoughts, but the gentlemanly Will Smith of the Gentleman’s Guide to Midnite Cinema podcast contributes his thoughts about Heatwave. DIG IT!!!!!

How the hell was Eric Reanimator going to find common ground between Heatwave and The Grays for his Album I Love segment? By talking about Men Without Hats, of course….so obvious.

Huge thanks to the wonderful Dave, Will and Eric for being so giving of their time.

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.

You can hear previous episodes of All Time Top Ten with David Daskal by going through the archives at https://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/

You can hear Will (along with Sammy and Todd) bringing class to the trash (since 1977) at ggtmc.com or by searching for “Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema” in iTunes.

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

Right click to download episode 105 here.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition 45 - Under The Covers


When a 90s Power Pop revivalist and an 80s Pop Queen.. who really is a garage rocker at heart... team up for 3 albums of covers  featuring songs from the 1960s (Vol 1), the 1970s (Vol 2) and the 1980s (Vol 3) you get a interesting road map to the music of a generation.....
 
Eric wasn't expecting to go that way with this episode (but Maurice is happy he did).... but let's do it. This great collection goes both with some obvious favourites and some less investigated gems, showing that Hoffs and Sweet have a true love for the broad umbrella of the history of rock and pop.  Ming Tea is Groovyyyyyyyyy.....
 
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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If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.
 
 
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Love That Album podcast episode 104 - Emitt Rhodes’ “Rainbow Ends”



Welcome to episode 104 of Love That Album podcast.

I am joined once again by hard working musician and pop lover, Rhys Lett. He’d spent most of the night playing a gig and STILL found energy on a Sunday morning to talk about the music of Emitt Rhodes – that’s dedication.

Since I’m a fan of great songwriters, people have expressed surprise that it took me until about a year ago or so to discover Rhodes’ music. LA based musician and producer Chris Price was discussing his involvement producing Rhodes’ 2016 comeback album “Rainbow Ends” on Ben Eisen’s All Time Top Ten podcast. Intrigued, I sought out his first solo album for ABC Dunhill, then bought Rainbow Ends when it was released.

Rhys is a long-time fan of Emitt Rhodes music, so we were able to have an interesting discussion focusing on his early bands, his one-man-band albums from the early 70s, the frustrating history behind his reason to walk away from being a recording artist, and his connection to Gabe (Welcome Back Kotter) Kaplan. Most importantly, we discuss THE MUSIC (in theory, what this show is about). More specifically, we talk a little about Emitt Rhodes first (sort of) solo album and then contrast it to his comeback album of 2016, “Rainbow Ends”. Has Emitt changed his songwriting approach? How different does an album with great session musicians compare to albums recorded methodically by one man playing and singing all parts? These and other vitally life-important questions will be answered.

Eric Reanimator’s Album I Love segment also focuses on a musician who started his career a long time ago. Eric Burdon’s 2013 album “ ’Til Your River Runs Dry” gets the Reanimator love.

I’d like to give huge thanks to Rhys for joining me on the show with so little sleep (though you’d never know it). He’s a passionate music lover, and it was a joy to get his perspective.

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 live in Melbourne and are after music lessons on any instrument, check out the school Rhys runs, The Eastern Suburbs School of Music at http://www.essm.net.au. You can also check out the school's Youtube page where Rhys enthusiastically and expertly provides guitar tuition videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3dn8-kFMo5RUcXp2h1ZRbg.

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

Right click to download episode 104 here.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Love That Album podcast: The Compilation Edition Episode 44- Horror Punk




 
Eric wanders through part of the history and sounds of Horror Punk and bands who are steeped in the genre as well as who have dipped their severed toes in the murky waters of singing about monsters, aliens, the end of the world and all the other crazy stuff that scares people. 
 
Squares Beware!
 
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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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 43 - Ca$h In$ and Wail’n














noun 1. a person who has broken the law, especially one who remains at large or is a fugitive.
synonyms:
fugitive, (wanted) criminal, public enemy, outcast, exile, pariah; 
verb 1 ban; make illegal.
"Maryland outlawed cheap small-caliber pistols"
synonyms:
ban, bar, prohibit, forbid, veto, make illegal, proscribe, interdict
(from google dictionary)
This time around, it's raining in the insulation and these aren't tear drops falling... this isn't a dark cyberpunk future and we aren't more human than human.
It's time to be an android, not a man...

It's time for more earthbound concerns and human songs, our guides as we walk through this wicked world, searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity are the Man in Black, or those who sing his songs and the dead man walking.. Johnny and Waylon.

For Love That Album: The Compilation Edition number 43, Eric is going to get into three tributes to Johnny and a box set of Waylon's tunes.
Here's songs for the dreamers.

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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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Love That Album podcast Episode 103 - Sienna Dahlen “Ice Age Paradise”





Welcome to episode 103 of Love That Album podcast.

In July 2017, I went with my family to the other side if the world - Canada to be precise - to take in the magnificent musical experience that is the Montreal Jazz Festival. We heard jazz fusion, free jazz,bop, soul, New Orleans funk, bluegrass.....and then there's the shimmering beauty that is the music of the Juno-winning British Columbian songwriter, Sienna Dahlen. Her performance with a rhythm section, a string section and a horn section in front of hundreds (maybe thousands) of music fans in the Place Des Arts was nothing short of breathtaking.

I was astounded to learn that her latest album Ice Age Paradise, from which the concert material was sourced, was recorded in a mere two days. Upon my return to Australia, I contacted Sienna to discuss her album, her musical development, and winter.I was also fortunate that her father Laine was with her. Laine is an amazing artist and a songwriter to boot - one of his songs appears on Ice Age Paradise. It was a fascinating chat and I hope that you enjoy it and discovering her music.

Eric Reanimator returns with his Album I Love segment to talk about Carla Bozulich and her track-for-track interpretation of the classic Willie Nelson album Red Headed Stranger (and Willie is so impressed, he even graces her with his presence on three songs).

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.


You can order a download copy of Ice Age Paradise from https://siennadahlen1.bandcamp.com/releases or you can email her at siennadahlen@gmail.com to order a physical copy of the album (either CD or vinyl). Order a copy....you'll thank me later.


Check out the amazing artwork and music of Laine Dahlen at https://www.lainedahlen.com/

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


Right click to download and save Episode 103 from here.