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.

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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.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 42- Summer Crafts












Welcome to episode 42 of Love That Album – The Compilation Edition. It's August 2017 and in the Northern Hemisphere, it's hot, so it's time for summer break and back to school and all of that...Before summer leaves, Eric has a pair of 1990s horror film soundtracks to talk about.
Both feature the band “Our Lady Peace”, covers of songs by famous bands and a song writing duo people know, along with bands from the era people recall for one or two hits. Either way sometimes you just have to time travel to 1996 or 1997 and revisit the sounds that conjure those moments and were also featured in either The Craft or I Know What You Did Last Summer.
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Love That Album podcast Episode 102 - The Vines “Highly Evolved”



For Episode 102 of Love That Album, Maurice is taking a break and Dave Blom is taking over the LTA airwaves.

The Vines debut 2002 album Highly Evolved marked the start of the latest big wave of Australian Rock Music. The Vines like other bands of the era followed a similar trajectory of instantly becoming the top Australian rock act and having a big first album, a moderate second album, before fading from these lofty heights. Still like other Australian bands of a similar vintage, they are still playing gigs and putting out albums. So flip your sneaker off, slap it on your face and tune in to the sound of Nirvana mixed with the Beatles that is The Vines.

HUGE thanks to Dave for bringing this great episode to your earholes. He will be doing another one before too long.

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 and save Episode 102 from here.