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.

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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

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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