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Welcome to episode 77 of Love That Album podcast.

 

July 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic second album by Melbourne band Skyhooks. That album, Ego Is Not A Dirty Word came a mere 8 months after the release of their amazing and huge selling debut Living In The Seventies.

 

To commemorate the occasion, Love That Album will dedicate two episodes this month to this important record. In episode 77, I am joined by the man who authored the Skyhooks biography, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (and who co-hosted the very first episode of LTA with me), music journalist, Jeff Jenkins. This episode is not so much a discussion of the album itself (that will come in episode 78), but puts into some historical perspective the Australian musical environment in 1975, how Skyhooks approached their second album, the different dynamics in the band personalities, whether they came out on top in the infamous Skyhooks / Sherbert Wars of 1975, and where you could musically go after your first album included a song about masturbating into a Twisties packet. We had a really terrific conversation, and I’m grateful to Jeff for taking the time to come back to the podcast.

 

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.

 

Jeff’s weekly articles for The Music magazine can be found archived at http://www.livinginthelandofoz.com/howzat-archive.html His latest biography is about Australian music personality Ian “Molly” Meldrum called “The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story: Life, Countdown and Everything in Between”. 

 

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, I’d be immensely grateful.

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Happy New Year everyone. Love That Album podcast is back again for 2015. We here at LTA headquarters will strive to continue to bring you great music discussion.

We start the year off with an episode of LTA: The Compilation Series hosted by Eric Reanimator…..and he’s bringing you a high dose of energetic punk and garage sounds via two fantastic compilations.

First of all, Eric discusses an Australian compilation Do The Pop!: The Australian Garage Rock Sound 1976-1987. Eric’s passion for Radio Birdman was the starting point for him picking up on this brilliant 2 CD set, but there’s a treasure trove of material here from the likes of the Hoodoo Gurus, The Eastern Dark, The Saints, The Sunnyboys and a plethora of other bands, mixing and influenced by the punk, garage and pop sounds of the 60s and 70s. This corner of the world was making essential music all northern hemisphere music fans of these genres need to pick up on. [As an adjunct, I’m hoping to get an interview for a future LTA with the man who put this anthology together – stay tuned].

Then, Eric goes to Sweden to tells us about the virtues of A Real Cool Time Revisited: Swedish Punk, Pop and garage Rock 1982-1989. Essentially, the Swedish equivalent of Do The Pop, it features bands like The Nomads, The Crimson Shadows, The Bottle Ups, and The Creeps. Like the Australian bands, the Swedes put out excellent material in a scene worked independently of the Americans and the British. This is another terrific compilation worthy of your attention.

Once again, Eric delivers the goods with intelligent music discussion about music you truly need to hear. Listen to the podcast and be convinced.

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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