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Welcome to episode 93 of Love That Album podcast

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaack...........

For the first episode after my LTA sabbatical, I have invited proprietor of Melbourne record store Rock Steady Records and all-round gentleman, Pat Monaghan, to join me in discussing one of his most very favourite bands The Triffids and their debut album (sort of) Treeless Plain released in 1983. The Perth band were outsiders in a pub-rock environment where hard rock or Top 40 cover bands were dominating the scene. Yet, songwriter and poet, David McComb and his fellow Triffids were dedicated to their style of music and pursuing their unique vision. Through years of touring, living in London and developing their craft, they earned the love and respect of their peers – Nick Cave,Paul Kelly and The Go-Betweens to name a few (and were recently name-checked in a Courtney Barnett song showing their enduring appeal to a newer generation of songwriters).

Pat and I started out to discuss Treeless Plain and how it stands in their back-catalogue, especially compared to their acknowledged masterpiece Born Sandy Devotional, but we also make a lot of diversions to put the music into historical context. Truly, recording with Pat makes me glad I do this show. He’s a wealth of knowledge and considered opinion. Do join us for this one. I have been meaning to record with Pat for a long time, so I’m thrilled we finally made it happen. 

Eric Reanimator is back with his Album I Love segment talking about the Underground Paisley scene of the 1980s giving some time to a couple of albums from the band True West, Drifters and Hollywood Holiday.

I’ve already given thanks to the great presenters who filled in for the 3 months I wasn’t doing the show. I also want to thank you listeners for giving them your earholes over that time, and are now (hopefully) giving me your listening attention. I hope to bring some great new shows in the coming months. October brings the 5th anniversary of LTA and early 2017 will bring the 100th episode of the main show. Stay tuned for details.

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Welcome to episode 30 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

This time around, Eric talks about the music of the hot American summer: country and blues.

First up, Eric discusses a pair of tribute compilation albums dedicated to Waylon Jennings: “I’ve Always Been Crazy” and “Lonesome On’ry And Mean”. One features more mainstream country acts and the other, alt country artists and bunkers. If you are one of those people who thinks country music isn’t for you, Waylon might be a good entry point. From his early days as Buddy Holly’s bass player to the 70s outlaw country era, and then finally as a member of the supergroup The Highwaymen, Waylon left his mark on the landscape of popular music, and it’s easy to hear why so many artists stepped forward to cover his songs.

Next, Eric explores a couple of volumes of The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project where artists like Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, and Mark Lanegan have covered demos of unreleased Jeffrey Lee Pierce songs. For those unfamiliar with Pierce, he was a part of the early LA punk scene where his band, The Gun Club were pioneers of mixing punk and blues. While bands like X, The Cramps and The Minutemen have been embraced by the many in the music world, The Gun Club and Pierce remain one of the last truly underground / cult artists of the period who wait for greater acceptance.

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