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

Friday, December 25, 2015

Love That Album episode 86 - End of 2015 favourite first-time albums with the Shooting The Shit Crew, Part 2



It's time for episode 86 of Love That Album podcast.....which is also part 2 of the end-of-year special with the other members of the Shooting The Shit Crew to discuss favourite first time listens in 2015.


This time around, I am joined by LTA regular contributor Eric Peterson in Ann Arbor, and ardent Springsteen fan Geoff Smith from the northern end of Melbourne. I merely mediate this time.


Like episode 85 where I was joined by Michael Pursche and Tim Merrill, versatility is the keyword here. Geoff and Eric's selections are wildly different, but all worthy of your consideration. Join us, won't you?


Since this is the final episode of 2015, I want to say a big thank you to anyone who participated in an episode or made the time to listen to an episode this year. I hope you'll continue to do so in 2016.


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’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 and save Episode 86 here.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 22 - Going Free Form



It's time for Eric's final Compilation Edition LTA for 2015. I'll let him describe it.

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For the most part I use these compilation editions to highlight soundtracks, Comp album, boxsets and all that jazz… but this time around I have used this episode to play a bunch of tracks from various bands that I haven’t been able to fit into either the Compilation Editions or my Album I Love Segments.  This play list covers a range of Garage Punk tunes, some power pop, and a few Hard Rock and Lite Metal tunes. Some of these were songs of the moment in their day, others are underground or local classics and a few are just gems that have yet to be embraced. So sit back, listen, enjoy.

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 Bonus Episode 22 here

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Love That Album episode 85 - End of 2015 favourite first-time albums with the Shooting The Shit Crew, Part 1



It’s December, so it must be time for another Love That Album end-of-year Shooting The Shit session.

In case you’re not familiar with the term, LTA has done a small number of panel shows under the Shooting The Shit moniker. We haven’t held a more general discussion in a long while, but the tradition holds that we do our “favourite first time listens of the year” show. As long as the panellists heard a particular album for the first time in 2015 (regardless of the year of release), it’s up for discussion.

Because the crew is comprised of 6 of us, we’re doing this over two shows so you’re not listening for 4 hours straight!!! For episode 85, and the first of the STS faves specials, I am joined by my See Hear co-host Tim Merrill and Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide podcast host, Michael Pursche. We offer 5 albums each for your consideration as our favourite first time listens in 2015. Let me tell you folks, the key word here is “diversity”. There are a range of styles on offer here, so there will be something that will appeal to all tastes.

I even have some feedback from listeners as to their favourite albums of the year. I love getting feedback for the same reason Gwyneth Paltrow loves getting Academy Awards….

Episode 86 will be part 2 of the end-of-year shows, and will be online in a couple of weeks. That will feature Geoff Smith, John Stirrat, and Eric Reanimator giving their well-considered choices.

My thanks to my co-presenters for taking the time to record these shows with me, and my thanks to anyone who listens to the shows. There are a lot of podcasts out there to demand your time, so if you’ve let me into your headphones, I’m grateful to be included a part of your listening schedule.

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’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 and save Episode 85 here

Monday, November 23, 2015

Love That Album episode 84 - The Mystery Box #2 - Great Jazz Albums



It’s time for episode 84 of Love That Album podcast and Mystery Box #2.

What is the Mystery Box? In March of this year on episode 73, Michael Pursche and David Blom joined me to talk about a number of great Australian albums worthy of your attention, but no one knew up front what albums the others would discuss.

For the second Mystery Box episode, I am joined by Paleo Cinema and Martian Drive In Podcast host Terry Frost to talk about bebop, swing, fusion, trad, big band, and free-jazz – in short, we will discuss a number of jazz albums we dig and think you listeners need in your lives if you don’t have them already there.

In relation to one of my picks, I also present an interview with incredible Australian jazz drummer, David Jones. A veteran player of both the rock and jazz worlds, David has much to say about his time spent in one of the great Australian jazz fusion bands of the late seventies and early eighties, as well as his passion for the music and making sure audiences come away laughing as well as digging on the music. My huge thanks to Carmen Warrington for arranging this interview with me.

Eric Reanimator is back with another Album I Love segment to talk about a couple of albums by beatnik jazz performer Ralph. Who is Ralph? Tune in and find out.

Even if you’re not a jazz fan, tune in for the great chats I have with Terry and David and get a feel for the diversity of our selections.

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 and save Episode 84 here.



Friday, November 13, 2015

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 21 - Lounging Around



So I want to ask you some questions.
Do you prefer a suave lounge suit over a pair of jeans and a tee shirt? Would you prefer a cocktail over a beer? Does a vibraphone solo interest you more than a guitar solo?
If you answered yes to these questions, Eric Reanimator has some recommendations for you in the latest episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition (#21).
This time around Eric is putting aside the wildness of punk and outlaw country to talk about some music to help you relax. He’s recommending and talking about three albums that fall under the descriptive of lounge exotica. Those albums are Welcome To The Ultra Lounge, Misfits Meet The Nutley Brass, (well there had to be a punk link SOMEWHERE, right?) and finally The Best Of Martin Denny's Exotica.
Eric talks about why the time is right to rediscover this music and what led to it being shunned. So turn off your episodes of Mad Men, wrap your headphones over your earholes and listen to what Eric has to say. Really, the only things missing from this episode are his favourite cocktail recipes.
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 Bonus Episode 21 here