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Welcome to Episode 50 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition. 

At the start of May 2018 Tony Kinman of the Dils, Rank'n'File and Cowboy Nation passed away. Eric reflects on his music and bands, it's influence and some of the other artists he played with. He brilliantly sums up the links between country and punk, and beautifully describes the working relationship between brothers. Rest in Peace.

Reaching 50 episodes is a wonderful milestone, and a huge thanks to Eric for bringing his music observations to the Love That Album podcasts in both my shows and his own. Looking forward to the 100 episode mark. 

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com
 
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It's unusual to open up a blurb to promote the podcast with a confession of an error....but better I confess than you catch me out and roll your eyes at what a big idiot I am.

 

I am joined by my friend and proprietor of Rocksteady Records, Pat Monaghan to talk about the 2002 album by Beck called Sea Change. At one point we discuss a particular song and I make a point about its arrangement that is incorrect. This is what happens when you rely on your memory of a song rather than actually go back and listen to confirm your memory is correct – you make stupid mistakes. I will let you work out what that mistake is. First to submit the correct answer gets a hearty “well done” from me!!!!

 

Otherwise, business as usual here at Love That Album HQ. We discuss the more sensitive side of Beck who shared his heartbreak following the relationship split with his girlfriend with his fans via this collection of songs. Unlike much of his other work, it is difficult to dance to. Pat and I discuss our first recollections of Beck's music, our thoughts on the album, his father David Campbell, and the (likely) records in Beck's record collection.

 

Eric Reanimator chimes in with his thoughts about Frente's 1992 platter, Marvin The Album and why it charms him.

 

My HUGE thanks to Pat for taking the time to talk about an artist he loves on the show with me. Ditch the devil's haircut and let the golden age begin with LTA111.

 

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 live in Melbourne, go and say hello to Pat at Rocksteady Records, Level 1 Mitchell House, 358 Lonsdale St in the CBD. Bookmark http://rocksteadyrecords.com.au/ which should be live anytime now.

 

If you enjoy what you hear on the podcast, please tell a friend or ten to tune into the Love That Album.

 

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 LTA: The Compilation Edition heads one episode closer to the half century.

 

Welcome to more soundtrack madness as Eric talks in LTA: CE #49 about a number of soundtracks devoted to electronic based music spanning from the late 60s to the mid 90s. He talks about the hard/soft dynamic, the influence of Krautrock and even manages to work yet another Mudhoney song from an original soundtrack into the mix.

 

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

  

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It’s time for episode 110 of Love That Album podcast.

In terms of status, the Monty Python crew are like rock stars. How big? When they have musicians like Led Zeppelin and George Harrison ready to bankroll their projects, you know they were bigger than Brian…..Their routines are quoted like song lyrics. In the comedy world, their material is ubiquitous. It could be argued they went from fighting the establishment to becoming the establishment…..which is very rock star.

For this episode of the show, the great Ben Eisen of the All Time Top Ten podcast joins Maurice to wax lyrical about the collection of Monty Python songs called Monty Python Sings. Do the songs work outside of the context of the sketches they were often a part of? Was performing these songs in the early seventies in a music-hall / stage musical fashion more counter culture than the rock music of the day? Does an African or European swallow have the greater air speed velocity? Ben and Maurice give answering these questions a shot.

Eric Reanimator chimes in with his own comedy album selection. For his Album I Love segment, he talks about The Very Best of Dr Demento. Does he concur that dead puppies aren’t much fun? Tune in and find out.

A huge thanks to Ben for returning to the show. How grateful am I? Let me count (down) the ways....

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.

You can (and definitely SHOULD) listen to the most recent 15 episodes of All Time Top Ten podcast at http://alltimetopten.podomatic.com (or iTunes) or you can search through all the older episodes at http://mixcloud.com/beneisen 

If you enjoy what you hear on the podcast, please tell a friend or ten to tune into the Love That Album.

 

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For episode 48 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition, Eric has decided to talk about a pair of hyper poppy soundtracks.

 

First up, he talks about the set of songs recorded for 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats, then follows it up with a discussion about the tunes for a 2011 Disney film, Lemonade Mouth. The common link is contemporary pop music….and that is in the true definition of “pop” meaning “popular” music.

 

Just go to any online music forum, and see the need people feel to say how the music of their youth was the only music that mattered and how it’s all turned to shit since then. Eric takes time to reflect on the fact that while he may not necessarily be a huge fan of all the songs these albums have to offer, but it isn’t his or anyone else’s place to denigrate anything else that others enjoy. If kids decide to pick up an instrument and join a band based on the music that’s popular in their time…..well, that’s gotta be a positive thing. As usual, Eric presents food for thought beyond the specific music under discussion.

 

Eric closes off the episode with his thoughts about a band a little closer to his heart.

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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If we’re discussing an album with songs about stalking, emotional control of another human being, Carl Jung, the Loch Ness Monster appearing as a result of a suburbanite’s frustration with life and Oedipus, you’d probably surmise Love That Album podcast is focusing on the Synchronicity by The Police….and you’d be right.

 

For LTA episode 109, I am joined by songwriter and singer Shannon Hurley (aka Numbers Girl on All Time Top Ten Podcast) to talk about the final studio album released in 1983 by Gordon Sumner, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. Synchronicity was hugely popular in its day, but for some reason, the band’s detractors have seen them as a singles band at best and pretend-punk at worst.

 

Yes, their singles were hugely popular on the radio (a cardinal sin for the cool kids), and yes, their albums did contain filler. However, many of the deeper cuts on all 5 albums revealed some gems played by 3 fantastic musicians who knew the dynamics of how to play as a band, not just 3 excellent musicians trying to outdo each other. All 3 wrote songs, some blackly comical, some too earnest, but none of it seemingly the sort of material that would be of interest to the teenagers who were buying the records.

 

Shannon and I delve into Synchronicity track by track (a rare return to an earlier LTA format) to discuss the album’s themes, musicianship, and whether it’s dated.

 

Eric Reanimator chimes in with his thoughts about The Crack by another punky reggae band, Ruts as well as cultural appropriation for his Album I Love segment.

 

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.

 

My huge thanks to Shannon for coming onto the show and bringing some great conversation. You can check out her website at http://shannonhurley.com  which will have links to her albums and social media. She’s a fantastic musician and I particularly recommend her albums with Ben Eisen under the Lovers and Poets moniker. You can also hear her dulcet tones on the All Time Top Ten podcast….more on that in episode 110 of LTA.

 

If you enjoy what you hear on the podcast, please tell a friend or ten to tune into the Love That Album.

 

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Welcome to the future, welcome to the Pepsi generation.. wait that's the wrong decade... this is welcome to the end of the world as we knew it and it felt .. fine... ?
 
For episode 47 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition, Eric talks about the 80s, seeing MTV for the first time and revisiting an era via music via the first 3 volumes of a series of CDs called It Came From The Eighties. Nostalgia is a nice place to visit as long as you don't set up permanent residence there. 
 
 
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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Welcome to 2018 and to episode 46 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

 

This month, Eric talks about compilations from rock and country artist Freddy Fender along with 50s guitar slingers Duane Eddy and Link Wray. All three men left their mark on rock with their sounds and their songs. So take a listen and travel back to a time when the sounds were different, simpler, yet still had the magic spark of Rock!

 

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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It's 2018....a new year, but Love That Album podcast is still here to party like it's 2011 when it got started.

For episode 108, Maurice is presenting a solo show to talk about a pair of tribute albums.

Tribute albums can be a fairly dodgy excuse to get a variety of performers to do a cover of the artist in question. These albums can lack cohesion and just be a collection of songs rather than a solid work in its own right. Often, some of the actual covers lack any real inspiration.

Maurice presents two albums he feels stand apart from the tribute pack. The first is Till The Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus and Beat The Retreat: Songs By Richard Thompson. Tune in to hear why these albums work so well. The songs presented by a wealth of great songwriting contemporaries combine adventurous arrangements some distance from the familiar versions, along with " comfort food" arrangements.

Eric Reanimator chimes in for his Album I Love segment with a couple of tribute albums. He talks about Never Say Dinosaur, a tribute to Petra and More Oar: A Tribute to Skip Spence.

So let us pay tribute to these tribute albums, and hopefully you'll pay tribute to the podcast by giving it a listen.

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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The year is almost done. The world is more insane than ever.

 

I won't pretend that Tim Merrill, Eric Peterson or myself can make sense of it.....but we CAN tell you about the music we heard for the first time in 2017 that made things bearable. If music doesn't cure all, it comes damn close....for us anyway. We each nominate 5 albums we heard this year that reminded us about the greatness that humanity can achieve when people are not trying to screw each other over. We'll tell you our picks and why they're worthy of you seeking them out for your own collections.

 

My thanks to my two wonderful friends Tim and Eric for sharing their timeand knowledge. I also thank anyone who contributed to an LTA in 2017 or anyone who took the time out to listen or recommend the show to others. You're all wonderful.

 

We're not singing Kum-Ba-Ya.....all we are saying....is give Love That Album episode 107 a chance.

 

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 on the podcast, please tell a friend or ten to tune into the podcast.

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