Thursday, June 22, 2017

Love That Album podcast Episode 101 - Died Pretty's "Lost" and The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop




Welcome episode 101 of Love That Album podcast.

Ian McFarlane is one of Australia’s most authoritative and respected music journalists and historians. He’s been writing about rock music for many years in newspapers like The Australian and Juke as well as fanzines like Prehistoric Sounds. In the 1990s he wrote the definitive guide to the history of Australian popular music, “The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop”, published by Allen and Unwin. Homes of rock fans had well thumbed copies of the book and in 2017, Ian has finally released the second edition of the encyclopedia to bring it up to date.

I was thrilled to welcome Ian onto the show to discuss the book, his motivation for updating it in the internet era when facts (alternative or otherwise) can be found easily online, and some interesting details from our rock heritage. This must be the only book where attention will be given to both Delta Goodrem and The Lime Spiders, the Chantoozies and Radio Birdman.



We then go on to talk about one of Ian’s most favourite rock albums, “Lost” by Sydney band Died Pretty. This was the second album from the band, and the discussion ranges from how it differs from their early work, the band’s punk and Paisley underground influences, how one of the greatest songwriters in the country (actually… in the world) improved one of their songs without even knowing who they were, and much much more.

Eric Reanimator’s “Album I Love” segment focuses on a band from Arizona in the US called The Naked Prey and their record Under The Blue Marlin….not Australian, but musically a very compatible band to Died Pretty, so a worthy companion piece.

I love doing this podcast, primarily for the great conversations I have with other folks who love music and know a lot about its history. Ian was a fantastic co-host in this regard, and I look forward to him coming back to the show again soon.

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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You can (and should) purchase a copy of Ian McFarlane's marvelous encyclopedia from https://www.thirdstonepress.com.au/#austrockpopone or wherever great books are sold (including the finer music stores).

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 40 - Warp Ghetto Punk










'Ello Kiddies. Northern American summer's here and it's time to take a trip - a trip 2000s style with some punk and garage music. Direct from the thrift store, Eric covers a couple of Punk and Garage comps he saved from the bins. First up, a couple of comps from the Warp Tour, a shoe company-sponsored run around the USA featuring mainly US punk bands from the 90s. There's some names you'll know and some you may not. The important thing is these comps are all about music for driving in the car and blasting at 3AM to get the cops to come and visit. 

Eric also presents a compilation of Detroit bands from the 90s and 2000s. Once again there will be some names you'll know and some you won't but all good stuff. This comp was sponsored by a local craft brewery... Ghetto Blaster.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 39 - May 2017 Spring Cleaning
















It's that time of year. The seasons are changing and Eric is committed to spring cleaning. In this case, it's gonna be some digital cleaning as he finally gets around to talking about some compilations from artists that he has been sitting on and meaning to talk about. Maybe he’s already played tracks from or mentioned more than a few of these…but then he’s going to throw in a couple of tracks from new albums that he’s still exploring.

Starting it all off is some tunes from the 60s garage group The Music Machine, followed by….. well….an artist who I never thought Eric would cover – tune in to find out who it is. Then, he discusses a group from Portland called the The Jolenes and finally recommends some new records he’s digging.

Enjoy.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Love That Album podcast - Episode 100 - John Hiatt’s “Bring The Family” (redux)


Bring out the fanfare music.

Roll out the red carpet.

…..or maybe just download the podcast….please….

Love That Album turns 100 episodes old.

Back in 2011, I started the podcast to talk with folks about great records (and maybe a couple of not so great ones….). There have also been interviews with authors of music biographies, musicians, but at the heart of it, this has been a forum for me to chat with fellow music freaks about why we love the albums we do. Many more similar podcasts have been created in recent times, and I’m thrilled that the podcast format is being used to focus on my very favourite art form.

I am joined by Geoff Smith (who has been a regular on the program from the very early days) and LTA-first-timer, Dave Anderson to discuss John Hiatt’s “Bring The Family” (an album that SHOULD have been the subject of a podcast back in episode 2 – we explain why it wasn’t, if you aren’t already familiar with the story). We discuss Hiatt history, early records, family tragedy, Little Village, the connection to James Reyne….and hamsters and amoebae (as you do)…..and a ton of other things.

LTA stalwart Eric Reanimator brings his Album I Love segment to talk about the Glenn Danzig project, Samhain, and the album, Initium.

Look, I wanted to make a big deal of the 100 episode milestone, but it’s business as usual (no…not the Men At Work record). HOWEVER, if you want to celebrate the show, PLEASE spread the word by either writing a review on iTunes or share this post on your social media platform of choice.I’d be mighty grateful.


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 38 - Roots of Alt Rock Class of 1990





Alt Rock... the early 90s style came from somewhere. Its incursion on MTV and Rock Radio didn’t come out of nowhere. It was just time for a change, but there were those who bridged the gap and moved the needle more left on the dial (‘Mats reference) and in many ways set the stage for the Pearl Jams, the Nirvanas, REMs and Alice In Chains of the world… and some of those bands were fans of these guys….


All of this is to say that Eric Reanimator is back talking once again about anthologies from Queensryche, King’s X and Drivin’n’Cryin (don’t worry he will be back to Punk, Country and Country Punk soon enough). Anyway Eric talks about a time a quarter of a century ago when for a moment (mainly late 1990 and into 1991) those three bands made the charts, had a few hits and had videos on MTV. So sit back, strap yourself in, and time travel back to the early nineties.



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Love That Album podcast Episode 99 - Interview with Chris Wilson about “Landlocked”



Episode 99 of Love That Album podcast is available for your enjoyment….and I’m really happy with this one.

For this episode, I present an interview I did with Chris Wilson on the 25th anniversary of his first album post-Crown of Thorns, Landlocked. Chris is a triple threat. He is among Australia’s greatest harmonica players (and has played on sessions for some of the greatest performers in Australian rock music). He has an incredible and distinctive baritone voice that can be mighty and booming or tender and gentle. Finally, he is the equal of any of the greatest songwriters in Australia with a gift for poetic but earthy lyrics and great melodies. If you’re a fan of Don Walker, Paul Kelly, or even Captain Beefheart or Tom Waits, you need to give Chris a listen.

We spend some time talking about the 1992 album Landlocked, but also touch upon the Melbourne pub band scene of the era, his songwriting and blues heroes, and how Crowded House asked Chris to do something that invoked the displeasure of the great Vika Bull. Download the show to find out what it was.

Eric Reanimator returns with his “Album I Love” segment to hip you to the country side of The Groovie Ghoulies in their guise as The Haints. He talks about their 2004 album Hurt & Alone.
I hope you enjoy episode 99…..that’s one less than episode 100….which is next month….just puttin’ that out there….


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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 37 - Beware The Ides of March



A message from Eric Reanimator:
 
Et Tu Brute? 
 
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XXXX Hard Times XXX XXXX XXXX XX Amerikka XXXXX Jennings XXXXXXX XXX XX XXX XXX Wanders
XXXX Lovers Left Alive XXXXX Operation XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX Mindcrime XXX XX
XX End of the World XXX XX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX Hardwxxer XXX XXX XXX XXX XX MazingX
XXX XXX XXX Stooges XXX XXX XX King X XXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XX
 
 
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Love That Album podcast Episode 98 - The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Soul




















It’s time for episode 98 of Love That Album.

Soul music can be raw or it can be smooth. It can convey emotions of the heart or it can be about confronting social injustice. Above all, soul music is about the groove and making you feel honest emotion…..

On this month’s episode I am honoured to be joined again by film and music enthusiast Will Smith, co-host of the magnificent Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema podcast (bringing class to the trash since 1977). Will is a huge devotee of soul music, so we decided to introduce each other to three great soul albums and then discuss our thoughts about the music and the artist. In no particular order, those albums are:

Soul Power – Curtis Harding

Etta James – Rocks The House

Darondo – Listen to my Song: The Music City Sessions

Emma Donovan and the Putbacks – Dawn

Millie Jackson – Caught Up

Jackie Shane – Live

These albums are diverse and are both old and new. They also are not limited to American geographical boundaries (Emma is Australian, Jackie is an honorary Canadian). However, they all share a sense of honesty and grit.  

Eric Reanimator jumps on the soul train (sort of) with his Album I Love segment where he talks about Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. There’s surely some high energy soul being covered by Mitch featuring songs previously done by Little Richard, Ray Charles, James Brown. It takes confidence to carry that material off, but Ryder and the Wheels had IT.

So get some soul in your bowl (….it rhymes, what can I say?) and join Will, Eric and myself to hear exactly why you need these albums in your life.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 36 - The 1984 Front

















Punk Rock, early 80s style. That's what Eric Reanimator is covering this time around with coverage of the Welcome to 1984 and Not So Quiet On The Western Front compilation albums. Both feature bands from the early 80s when punk had evolved from the revved up styles of the 70s and become the so called Hard Core era. The bands on these comps are raw, in your face and filled with energy and attitude. Maybe they’re albums for our times.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 35 - Hard Thrash Metal


















Welcome to the episode 35 of LTA: The Compilation Edition.

It's 2017 and Eric is starting it off with thunder, lightning and the rumble of Hard Rock, Heavy and Thrash Metal.

Starting off with the German comp, King Solomon's Goldmine featuring 70s hard rock, Punk, Kraut Rock and even some Pop Rock. Following that is discussion of the 18 Headbangers From The 80's comp which features everything from top tier metal acts like Black Sabbath (the Dio fronted version) to Judas Priest alongside 80s pop metal acts Ratt and White Lion and assorted oddballs including Eric’s beloved King’s X. 

Jumping to another type of comp Eric next talks about Dave Grohl’s 2004 project Probot. Grohl wanting a good old fashioned (read 80s) style metal record set out to record a group of songs featuring a number of different metal singers including: Lemmy, Wino (The Obsessed), Snake (Voivod) and Lee Dorrian (Cathedral).  

Finally, there’s a covers album by the band October 31. Metal Massacre 31 contains 10 covers of songs that appeared on the Metal Massacre comps during the 1980s. 

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