Sunday, April 12, 2015

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 14: Power Pop Perfection



Time for Eric Reanimator to present another episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition for your aural gratification.

Eric digs into the Rhino Records vaults and comes up with power pop treasure. He discusses the 70s power pop movement and its origins, and uses tunes from the albums DIY Come Out And Play - American Power Pop I, (1975-78), DIY Shake It Up - American Power Pop II, and Poptopia - Power Pop Classics Of The '70s to demonstrate how awesome the genre is. Of course, it wouldn't be an Eric presentation if there wasn't some discussion of the power pop crossover into punk. Mr Reanimator has all bases covered. Dig The Raspberries, Big Star and Cheap Trick? Give this a listen and see what else there is waiting for you. Once again, Eric gives a well thought out presentation. Give this episode (and all the Compilation Series editions) your support.

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.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Love That Album episode 49 - Weddings Parties Anything - The Big Don't Argue

 
Welcome to Love That Album podcast 49.
 
Before I started the podcast, I was writing blog articles about albums I love. Back in May 2011, I wrote about my passion for the 1989 album from Weddings Parties Anything “The Big Don’t Argue”. I really felt that this deserved a return visit via the podcast. I am joined by LTA regular and host of Sitting In A Bar In Adelaide, Michael Pursche to discuss this incredible record.
 
The threatening cover, a reference to the song A Tale They Won’t Believe really grabs your attention before you’ve played any of the music. Once the needle hits the grooves, we hear  lots of great stories, worthy of any great author. Via songwriter Mick Thomas, WPA tells us stories of livelihoods destroyed, cannibalism, the loss of idealism and enjoying a sunny Sydney day with barely enough money for a beer. Not just great stories, but fantastic memorable tunes that make you want to mosh or cry in your beer. I went to many many WPA shows and it felt like a sense of community when you sang with complete strangers about holding down cooked human flesh to survive.
 
We are joined once again by Eric Reanimator for his Album I Love segment to discuss the album Poison Love by cowpunks, Blood On The Saddle. Another great segment for yer earholes.
 
You can download the podcast at iTunes by searching for “love that album”. You can stream or download it at “http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com”.
 
The podcast can also be listened to via Stitcher Radio. Download the app from stitcher.com, and listen to any episode streaming over your Android or Apple device after searching for “love that album”.
 
Send me any feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum and start a discussion on your favourite literary songwriters.


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Love That Album Episode 73 - The Mystery Box



Hey folks,

It’s time for me to lay episode 73 of Love That Album podcast on you.

This time around, I’m joined by good mate and work colleague, Dave Blom and the host of the brilliant “Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide” podcast, Michael Pursche.  I am dubbing this show The Mystery Box. Why? Because I’m not saying up front what albums we are discussing.

The format of the show is not dissimilar to Eric Reanimator’s “Album I Love” segment. We have each picked 3 albums (so that’s 9 in total for those of you who are not strong on arithmetic) to discuss briefly per album. The albums are all Australian and range across the genres – singer / songwriter, blues, garage, rockabilly, classic rock. They range from iconic to lesser well known. If you’re a local, some of these will be known to you and some (maybe) not. What they have in common is we think the albums and are worthy of your attention. All will be available one way or another – either by download from the artists’ websites or Bandcamp / iTunes, or if you’re a physical media music fan, you can get them from the artists’ websites or your local bricks and mortar. Please support them.

Even Eric gets in on the action by delivering his Album I Love segment to discuss his thoughts on one hugely iconic Australian album and another from a band popular in their day. It’s fascinating to hear an American’s thoughts on albums part of a lot of Oz music fans’ DNA. Please tune in and find out what he discusses.

This is not simple dumb patriotism. This is an opportunity to spread the word about some great music that may not be known outside of our physical borders or to spread the word inside our borders if you missed these albums – and some are brand spanking new, so it’s great to get the word out. My thanks to Dave and Michael for a great discussion.

You can download the podcast at iTunes by searching for “Love That Album”. You can also stream or download it at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

Any feedback would be gratefully appreciated – either written or mp3 voicemail. You can send it to rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 13: Another Deep Damned Hyped Seattle Comp




Okay, it’s time for Episode 13 of Love That Album: The Compilation Series.

Eric has gone for a triple threat this time around, looking at 3 albums covering the Seattle grunge scene. First of all he discusses Deep Six (1986). This album came before the Sub Pop label and the Seattle scene was the Seattle scene. It’s seen by some to be a very important album from the knowledge of what was to come later featuring early Soundgarden and Melvins amongst others.

Secondly, he discusses Another Damned Seattle Compilation (1991) featuring bands from the seattle scene paying tribute to Eric’s beloved The Damned. Bands are as diverse as Mudhoney and The Posies.

Finally, he talks about the soundtrack to a film about the Seattle scene called Hype (1996) including tracks from Nirvana, Mudhoney, Green River and the great Mark Lanegan.

Listen to Eric’s perspective. Dig some tunes and get educated.

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.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Love That Album Episode 72 - Randy Newman's "Sail Away"



Welcome to episode 72 of Love That Album.

American songwriter, composer, pianist and singer Randy Newman means different things to different people. If you’re 25 years or under, you probably know him best as writer of some great songs for the Pixar films. If you’re older, you may know him for his song writing that encompasses wit and a healthy dose of cynicism, but also great beauty. A multitude of artists have covered his songs (and two such artists are discussed on the show). His arrangements are created for both orchestras and rock band. He is both contemporary but belonging to an older tin pan alley tradition.

I am joined by the crew of the Stinking Pause podcast, Scott  and Charlie to discuss Newman’s 1972 album Sail Away. This album owes much to the family heritage of cinema composition (Uncle Alfred Newman composed arguably the most recognisable piece of movie music ever), but is also Randy’s very own corner of the family business, as it were. He writes great first person narratives covering religion, American policy, family roles, and dancing bears. I had a great chat with Scott and Charlie, and hope you enjoy our discussion.

Eric Reanimator’s Album I Love segment covers the songbook or Zager and Evans, most famous for their solitary hit “In The Year 2525”. He makes a convincing case that the two albums they released have other worthwhile songs crying for your attention.

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.au

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.


Check out the fantastic Stinking Pause podcast either on iTunes or directly from http://www.stinkingpause.com

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 12: Stiff Crazy Girls In The Wildwood







Welcome to Episode 12 of Love That Album: The Compilation Series hosted by Eric Reanimator.
This time, Eric is shouting from the mountain tops “Let’s hear it for the girls!!!” He is looking at three very different compilations but with the common element being women being the singing and performing focus.

For starters, he’s discussing Flowers In The Wildwood (Women In Early Country Music 1923-1939) released in 2003. This album has songs with gorgeous country harmonies from artists (with exceptions like The Carter Family) that have long been forgotten about.

Next up, there’s Girl Crazy (1998), a compilation of girl garage bands from the 90s, including one called Maow featuring a drummer we all know and love (I’m calling YOU John Ross)….yup early Neko Case.

Finally, there’s Stiff Nipples (1999), a compile of unsigned female fronted bands from Norway. It’s stylistically mixed, but with some cool bands like The Launderettes  and the Barbarellas.

As usual, Eric has dug up some gem albums to bring to your attention. Give him your support and download this great episode. How can you resist a show that ends with a song called I Wanna Jump Your Bones???

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.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Love That Album episode 71 - Joe Jackson's "I'm The Man"


It’s time for episode 71 of Love That Album podcast, the first in 2015 of the regular series.

I am joined by first-time co-presenter David Daskal, (frequent co-host of All Time Top Ten and vocalist for Best Of My Love, an L.A. based Eagles tribute band) to talk about Joe Jackson’s second album I’m The Man (1979). He’d released his first album, Look Sharp! earlier the same year to strong public interest. Jackson has always put together great bands across his career, but this one was indeed a force of nature featuring the exciting and frenetic  playing of Dave Houghton, Gary Sanford, and career-long bassist bass player for Jackson, Graham Maby. David and I discuss our thoughts on Jackson, the influence these musicians had on his sound, his career diversity, and of course, the songs on I’m The Man.

Eric Reanimator brings his first Album I Love segment for the year with Ball Hog Or Tug Boat by ex Minutemen bass player Mike Watt.

I introduce a new segment to play a song each show from any musicians in the Love That Album / Feed My Ears community. Please feel free to send me a song of any genre that you’ve recorded with a little information how folks can hear more of your work or see you live. This episode around, I am playing a song from excellent Melbourne power pop band The Wellingtons. Dig it.

…..and I received not one but TWO pieces of feedback!!!!!! 


You can download the podcast at iTunes by searching for “Love That Album”. You can also stream or download it at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

You can keep up with David Daskal by regularly downloading the All Time Top Ten podcast at alltimetopten.podomatic.com or by checking out when Best of My Love are playing at http:// http://bestofmylove.net/

You can dig more tunes from The Welingtons at http://thewellingtons.bandcamp.com/
Any feedback would be gratefully appreciated – either written or mp3 voicemail. You can send it to rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au

Join the Love That Album Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

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