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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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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 at http://facebook.com/groups/feedmyears.

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

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Welcome to Episode 12 of Love That Album: The Compilation Series hosted by Eric Reanimator.

This time, Eric is shouting from the mountain tops “Let’s hear it for the girls!!!” He is looking at three very different compilations but with the common element being women being the singing and performing focus.

 

For starters, he’s discussing Flowers In The Wildwood (Women In Early Country Music 1923-1939) released in 2003. This album has songs with gorgeous country harmonies from artists (with exceptions like The Carter Family) that have long been forgotten about.

 

Next up, there’s Girl Crazy (1998), a compilation of girl garage bands from the 90s, including one called Maow featuring a drummer we all know and love (I’m calling YOU John Ross)….yup early Neko Case.

 

Finally, there’s Stiff Nipples Vol.2 (1999), a compile of unsigned female fronted bands from Norway. It’s stylistically mixed, but with some cool bands like The Launderettes  and the Barbarellas.

 

As usual, Eric has dug up some gem albums to bring to your attention. Give him your support and download this great episode. How can you resist a show that ends with a song called I Wanna Jump Your Bones???

 

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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