Love That Album

Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about a variety of great albums from the rock, jazz or folk genres in some depth.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 56 - Doo Wop & 50s Rock

March 18th, 2019

Eric Reanimator is back for another episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

For episode 56, he wants to talk with you about two superb box sets from Rhino Records (the Criterion of CD reissue labels). Firstly, Eric discusses the vocal wonderfulness that is The Doo Wop Box. Come on.....every body loves even a little Doo Wop...it makes you smile no matter how shitty the world can get. How can you NOT smile at great songs like Goodnite Sweetheart, Teenager In Love, Barbara Ann or a ton of other more obscure nuggets? 

Then, just for something different, Eric discusses punk......well sorta kinda....Eric turns his gaze onto another great Rhino set called Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk and Rockabilly. As he always says, it's about the energy, and there's a ton of it on this box. Songs from the iconic to the 1-song-wonders - Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly to Pat Cupp and Benny Joy. It's a great celebration of when rock was young and raucous. Eric will tell you why you need this music in your life.

He also presents his thoughts on the demise of the box set brought on by technology. Spotify and Youtube playlists make this inevitable. While Eric laments the redundancy of the CD box in 2019, he has an interesting suggestion to CD companies about distribution of the fascinating books that always made the boxes an essential part of any music lover's collection.

You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.
 
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Love That Album February 2019 apology

February 22nd, 2019

A brief message about the absence of a main episode of LTA in February 2019....and what's coming up over the next couple of months.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 55- Eric Returns

February 18th, 2019
It's been a few months since I last said this, but it's time for a new episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.
 
After some needed time to focus on real life concerns, Eric has returned with some reflections on his fave albums and music of 2018 and a couple of tributes to members of the band Legal Weapon who passed in 2018.
 
Please welcome Eric back to podcasting life.
 
You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.
 
 
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Love That Album Podcast Episode 121 - Max and Maurice’s Favourite First-Time-Listens of 2018

January 28th, 2019

It's January 2019....what better way to start anew year than to look in the rear view mirror.

Welcome to episode 121 of Love That Album. 

The "favourite first time listens of the year" episode is an annual tradition at LTA, but normally recorded and released in December. As Booker T and the MGs once put it, time was tight so I delayed it to this month.

I am excited to present for his first full show my son, Max Bursztynski. He did do a short segment on the year end favourites episode in 2014, but this time around, it's both of us going head-to-head for the entire episode to talk about the albums we heard for the first time in the previous calendar year. These are albums that moved or challenged us or just made us say...."yeah, that's cool". Max is eloquent and passionate about his picks. There will be something in our choices you will hopefully want to search out for yourselves.

Also, we have some audio feedback from my bandmate Dan Kerr. He's passionate about singer-songwriters and has picked some terrific albums to tell you about that excited him from last year. Dan has a great music discussion group called The Listening Party. Join it, and share your favourite music discoveries.

You can download all previous episodes of Love That Album from Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com (or just type it into your podcast app of choice).

You can check out Max's band This Is a Place For Dead People at https://www.facebook.com/TIAPFDP/

You can join The Listening Party at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DansListeningParty/

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Love That Album Podcast Episode 120 - Favourite first time listens of 2018

December 19th, 2018

Love That Album episode 120 is ready for your aural gratification.

 

It’s December, so as is the annual tradition, I provide for you the first of two programs where I ask some wonderful fellow music lovers to give their opinions as to the great first time listens of the year. I know most people like to contemplate the greatest music released over the previous 12 months, but I like to ask my guests to talk about the best albums they heard for the first time over the past year – regardless of when it was released. That way there’s plenty of scope for recommendations of things you may have missed.

 

I am thrilled that returning from last year are music journalist and author Jeff Jenkins, broadcaster and podcaster Billy Pinnell, and rock historian and author Ian McFarlane. Also taking part for the first time in a few years is Rockwiz co-host and adjudicator Brian Nankervis. These four fellows are inspirations to me. They listen to plenty of music and I just know that there is enough variety in their picks for something to appeal to you or for you to nod your heads wisely in agreement with their selections. Huge thanks to them all for the giving of their time to this podcast.

 

The second episode with music recommendations will come in January 2019 when I will be joined by my son Max (an accomplished musician and keen devourer of new sounds) to have an across-the-kitchen table discussion as to our faves for 2018.

 

You can download all episodes of the podcast from Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com (or just type it into your podcast app of choice).

 

Jeff’s weekly columns can be read in The Music and you can hear him every month on Radio 774 and 3RRR’s The Australian Mood.

 

You can (and should) subscribe to Billy’s podcast The Music Show with Billy Pinnell (https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-music-show-with-billy-pinnell/id1084610942?mt=2) as well as hearing him on Sundays on 3AW.

 

Keep up with all things Rockwiz at the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RocKwizOfficialpage/)

 

Ian McFarlane’s essential The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop is available from https://www.thirdstonepress.com.au/

 

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

 

 

Love That Album Podcast Episode 119 - XTC “English Settlement”

November 27th, 2018

When the late 70s arrived, many musicians wanted to sweep away the “dinosaurs” of rock (imagine that in 2018). Punk was about to sweeping away the complexities (among other things) and getting back to raw honest energy. Many musos liked the rawness and energy of punk but felt they had stronger musical chops that they wanted to apply to that realm, as well as explore other stylistic avenues. 1977 saw the release of the debut album of one such band from Swindon, XTC.

Welcome to episode 119 of Love That Album – the second episode for November 2018.

Like The Beatles before them, the back catalogue of XTC shows a development where the band that released their final album scarcely sound like the band that released their first. By 1982, they were only five years into their recording career, but the album of that year, English Settlement bore little resemblance to White Music released only a few years prior.

For this episode of the podcast, I welcome guitarist and first-time guest, Geoff Pearlman, as well as the return of Sydney guitarist Shane Pacey to focus on English Settlement as well as the development of the band that reached that point. The discussion is wide and varied covering the musicianship of the band and the different songwriting approaches of Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding. We also discuss how the songs on the album covered social issues like domestic violence, gun ownership, and the fragility of modern existence. We had a wonderful time and I thank Shane and Geoff for working their senses overtime for the show. I even found an excuse to do my Tom Waits impersonation.

You can download the podcast from Spotify, iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

You can follow Shane at http://shanepaceytrio.com.au/ and https://bondicigars.com/

Geoff’s musical activities can be found at https://www.geoffpearlmanmusic.com/

Both can be found on the usual social media platforms (Facebook, twitter etc)

Both of these gents make terrific music in their own right, so check them out and give them your support.

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.

 

Love That Album podcast Episode 118 - Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues Interview Special

November 13th, 2018

I love a music festival. It had been a long while since I last went to one, so a few months back I decided to book a weekend away at the Victorian rural town of Wangaratta and attend their annual Festival of Jazz And Blues. I’d promised myself that I’d attend the fest years ago…this year I finally did it.

“But hey”, I thought to myself, “why not incorporate the podcast into the weekend????” With the approval of the festival PR, I was granted media access and was allowed to approach musicians for interviews.

Welcome to episode 118 of Love That Album podcast.

The beauty of a festival is you can wander from stage to stage and take risks with seeing performers you’d never heard before as well as long time favourites. So it is for the show, I approached 4 musicians - two drummers I’d long been a fan of and two guitarists I only became aware of as a result of the festival. All were wonderful musically and as interview subjects.

Drummers Anthony Shortte (formerly of Collard Greens and Gravy, currently of Opelousas), and David Jones (Pyramid, Atmasphere, Peter Cupples Band, Third Ear and many others) are very different stylistically, but I’m a huge fan of them both and they told great stories of their passion for their music and how they approach their playing.

Guitarists Alex Stuart and Ben Hauptmann were new to me. Both graduated from ANU in Canberra, but both take a different approach to their composition and arrangement. In each case though, their music tells stories of their experiences and responses to those experiences. Their recorded work and their live performances were highlights of the festival.

Regardless of whether you know these musicians or their work (or even care for jazz and blues music), if you like hearing about creativity and how life inspires one's art, you’ll (hopefully) enjoy these discussions. I feel privileged to have been a part of them.

 

You can download the podcast from Spotify, iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

 

You can follow the artists via these means:

Opelousas: https://www.facebook.com/Opelousas-Band-428336044323888/

Alex Stuart: http://www.alex-stuart.com/

Ben Hauptmann: http://benhauptmann.com/

David Jones: https://davidjonesdrums.com/

 

 

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

 

Love That Album Podcast Episode 117 - Dennis Wilson “Pacific Ocean Blue”

October 26th, 2018

Since the 1995 documentary “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” was released, ex Beach Boy Brian Wilson has deservedly undergone a resurgence in popularity. Musicians and fans have been reminded about the brilliance of Wilson’s melodies and arrangements as well as his troubled past.

However, what most people don’t recall is that brother Dennis had also inherited some of that Wilson compositional brilliance. In 1977, he released an album called Pacific Ocean Blue – the only solo album released in his lifetime (Bambu was partly recorded, discarded, then released as a bootleg). In 2008, the album was given a brilliant CD re-release with Bambu and other bonus cuts - the ever so cheerful rock critic Robert Christgau rated it a "bomb". Yeah whatever, Rob....

I'm on my own for this episode (please take pity on me - the episode is mercifully short) to talk about the musical expectations of a solo album held for a Beach Boys drummer, Pacific Ocean Blue's themes, the troubled state of mind I imagine Wilson was in to write some of these songs, and how ultimately the two sides of the record reflect the two sides of Dennis himself.

You can download the show from Spotify, iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.
 
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Love That Album Podcast episode 116 - Emmylou Harris “Wrecking Ball”

September 25th, 2018

I'm a huge admirer of people who drastically changes they way they do things because they have no satisfaction from the “tried and true” way. This is especially true of musicians. Most of the greatest ones challenged their audiences to accept them for who they wanted to be, not what they previously were.

 

Welcome to episode 116 of Love That Album podcast.

 

By 1995, Emmylou Harris needed creative change, so she met with the hot producer of the day Daniel Lanois and made Wrecking Ball. This was an album that was far removed from the country styles of Elite Hotel, Pieces of the Sky or Roses In The Snow. She picked songs from well beloved songwriters and was backed by a band whose sound was a long way from the Hot Band. This was not a rejection of her past, merely an opportunity for her to see what else she could do.

 

Shane Pacey from Sydney funk and blues outfits The Bondi Cigars and The Shane Pacey Trio joins the show for the first time. Shane and I discuss all manner of songwriting and arrangements on this album and what made it one of our favourite records of the nineties.

 

A huge thanks to Shane not only for being a part of the show, but for his patience in sticking around while I sorted through technical difficulties which nearly killed the podcast for good (I kid you not). This was not an easy show to record, and when the solution was found, it became one of the more challenging shows I've had to edit. Technology can be a wonder, but when it turns on you, it can be vindictive.....thanks to communication tool starting with S for making this show a....memorable one. Problem now sorted. Rant Over.

 

Dave Blom returns with an Album I Love segment to talk about the album Big Big Love from Perth band Little Birdy from 2004. My gratitude to Dave for covering for Eric while he takes a break. Dave knows and loves music.

 

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

 

You can listen to Shane's music and order albums from http://bondicigars.com/ or keep in touch with his activities at https://www.facebook.com/bondicigars. Both of his bands are fantastic and worthy of your attention. Blues with a groove.

 

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, we’d be immensely grateful.

 

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 54 - The Music of John Martyn

September 15th, 2018

Eric  Reanimator is still on his two month sabbatical away from Love That Album: The Compilation Edition. In his absence, the most diverse podcaster out there, Tom Kwei, has prepared an episode for your earholes.

Tom is a keen guitarist, and one of his heroes and inspirations is English folk player John Martyn. Martyn didn't stick to the traditional rules or styes of English folk or folk-rock. Tom dedicates the show to explaining what made Martyn's music special to him and refers to four key cuts in his catalog that demonstrate what made him such an interesting musician. Listen and be converted.

You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

A huge thanks to Tom for filling in Eric's shoes so admirably. You really need to listen to his other podcasts. We first became aware of each other a few years back via his and Sam Whiles' brilliant Tom Waits show "Down In The Hole". Currently his projects are:

Alphabeatallica - a show dedicated to the discussion of every Metallica song...in alphabetical order (https://metallicapodcast.podbean.com/)

Battle Rap Resume - chats with British battle rappers about their craft (https://battlerapresume.podbean.com/)

Watching The Watchmen - analyses and discussions about the Watchmen graphic novels (https://watchingthewatchmen.podbean.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’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.
 
If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.