Monday, May 25, 2015

Love That Album Episode 75 - Judee Sill - Judee Sill & Heart Food














Welcome to episode 75 of Love That Album.

I’m joined by my friend and fellow presenter from the See Hear podcast, Mr Bernard Stickwell to discuss the legacy of the songwriter, musician, orchestrator and singer, Judee Sill. In the early 1970s Judee gave the world two magnificent records - her eponymous debut and its follow up Heart Food. In an era when songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Warren Zevon (who covered one of Judee’s songs) were revered, and the American West Coast sound was popular, it seems bizarre that Judee’s artistic triumphs were commercial failures. The lack of commercial success, however, was just another disappointment in a life full of hardship. Bernie and I discuss her life’s story as well as what makes the music so wonderful. If you haven’t caught up with her repertoire yet, Bernie and I urge you to get these two albums. Thank us later.

Eric Reanimator returns for another great Album I Love segment to discuss a compilation by country songwriter (and actor) Hoyt Axton.

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.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Love That Album - The Compilation Series: Episode 15: Pushin’ Riots On The Rocks














Hey music lovers, it’s time for Episode 15 of the Love That Album: Compilation Edition hosted by Eric Reanimator.

Anyone who’s been listening to the show for long enough knows three things about his music tastes: he loves his outlaw country, he loves his punk, and he loves his Scandinavian rock from the nineties and noughties. It’s the third category he brings to your earholes for this episode.

He’s bringing to your attention two Scandinavian rock compilations, each with three CDs (all with awesome covers), so there’s plenty of music for Eric to put into historical context and explain his love for. He discusses Pushin’ Scandinavian Rock To The Man, and then he launches into Riot on the Rocks. Do you dig The Hellacopters, The Flaming Sideburns and Thee Ultra Bimboos? Good!!! There’s plenty more music in these collections from the likes of The Defectors, Gluecifier, The Royal Beat Conspiracy, and The Launderettes. They comprise high energy rock and roll…and you gotta love that. Eric gives you the good oil on these great bands and these CD collections.

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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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Love That Album Episode 74 - X - Under The Big Black Sun and At Home With You










It’s time for a packed episode 74 of Love That Album podcast.

I am joined by Eric Reanimator (who normally hosts the LTA - Compilation Series episodes as well as the regular show’s Album I Love segment) to discuss two bands called X: one from Los Angeles and one from Sydney.

Firstly, we discuss Los Angeles X’s “Under The Big Black Sun” from 1982. It’s a vibrant album – with some tragic lyrical themes - that combines their punk roots with their love of country, rockabilly and poetry. Then we discuss Sydney X’s “At Home With You” from 1985. Produced by the great Lobby Loyde (of Rose Tattoo and Coloured Balls), and featuring ex- Rose Tattoo member Ian Rilen on bass, this is a tough sounding album, that along with many other alternative Australian bands of the day, probably had a lot of influence on bands to make their presence felt in the nineties.

In relation to this show, I must give thanks to my friend and all-round gent, Pat Monaghan

We have a special guest Album I Love segment presenter. John Ross of Feed My ears fame generously presents for the show a brief discussion on the band The Sneaker Pimps and their album, “Becoming X” (thus keeping in with the theme of the show, you see). John brings back his love of trip-hop to the show, and I thank him for it.

We also present a tune by LTA Facebook member  Jason MacIsaac and his band The Heavy Blinkers. It’s from their wonderful album of 2013 “Health”. If you love beautiful arrangements mixed with tasteful orchestration and dig The Beach Boys “Smile”, you will love The Heavy Blinkers. I certainly do. Listen to the song….go buy the album. You’re welcome.

There’s a new intro format to the show (I acknowledge I’ve stolen the idea) I’d like to give my gratitude to my wonderful wife Joanne for her assistance with the new intro segment.  Hope you dig it.

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.

You can join the Feed My Ears Facebook page athttp://facebook.com/groups/feedmyears.


If you want to purchase a copy of “Health” then head on out tohttp://theheavyblinkers.com/

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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

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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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