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 58 - Roky’s Bangles

June 16th, 2019

It's time to take a trip... back to the Psychedelic 80s??  Okay, there is a bit of 60s and a bit of 70s, but we have to pay respects at the temples of mind madness as we exalt the Head Tripper and Nightmare interpreter Roky Erickson, as his time has ended in this world. There have been many tributes to the man, but Eric has yet to speak about his role in as Horror Punk icon - and Eric has some thoughts on why Horror Punk isn't just a joke.

 

From there we head to a slightly (and we swear that the illusions will fade away at this point) happier era of Garage & Psych pop talking about The Bangles pre-pop career via a comp called Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bangles. Finally, Eric discusses their recent release 4x3 - a comp featuring The Bangles,  The Three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate, & Rain Parade covering each others’ songs. 

 

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Love That Album Podcast Episode 123 - The Kinks “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One”

May 23rd, 2019

Love That Album is baaaaaaack.

For the second time in the show’s history, The Kinks are the focus of the program (look for Episode 31 back in October 2012 where I was joined by the wonderful Ben Eisen to talk about Something Else). For episode 123, film and music writer extraordinaire, Heather Drain returns to the episode 123 to talk about the Kinks’ album from November 1970, “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One”.

Of course, being the gabblers that we are, many other Kinky related topics get discussed. Bans from touring in America, Ray Davies as documenter of British life, sarcasm vs heart-on-the-sleeve, musicianship, the music business, environmentalism, a sweet love song with a Kinks’ twist and the most singalong coda since hey Jude…it’s all there. We even find tenuous links to our beloved Tubes.

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.

Once again, I'd like to thank the wonderful Ms Drain for bringing her great insight to the show. She's a terrific co-host. You can (and should) follow her writings about music and film at http:mondoheather.com and https://diaboliquemagazine.com/ She has a book coming out later this year “The Bizarro Encyclopedia of Film, Volume 1”....and if that isn't enough, she appears frequently on the greatest film podcast around, The Projection Booth Podcast hosted by Mike White.

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Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 57 - Surf or Astro-Surf

May 11th, 2019
It's back to the 90s Beach time with Man Or Astro-man... 
 
Eric looks back at the era of flashing SciFi, SpyFi instro madness. Gasp at the .. ok not gasp.... smile and bob your head to  Hi Energy Surf Rock as only the 90s could provide... 
 
Specifically, Eric looks at their two comps of seven-inch singles, Destroy All Astro-Men!! and Intravenous Television Continuum. He puts their revival of reverb drenched guitar tunes into context with the musical environment of the 90s. Tune in and make the scene, daddehhhhh.....
 
 
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Love That Album Podcast Episode 122 - Squeeze “Argybargy”

March 22nd, 2019

Hey all you cool cats and mussel pullers….I hope you can be tempted to squeeze in some time to listen to episode 122 of Love That Album Podcast.

For this month’s episode, I am joined again by guitarist Shane Pacey to talk about Squeeze. This is the band that has over its history combined hook-laden melodies with tales of human frailty and surviving difficult circumstances. You can smile and dance to the music before you realise, “Hey, that’s a song about infidelity / domestic violence / being arrested for stealing because you can’t afford to feed your unborn child”…..oh and they wrote a song about masturbation (but it wasn’t the one I thought it was for a long time).

Nominally, we tasked ourselves with delving into the band’s third long player, Argybargy. However, as is customary at LTA Headquarters, we spent a lot of time discussing Squeeze as an entity as well as the record under focus. Were Difford and Tilbrook really the new Lennon and McCartney of their day? Could their songs have worked in the twenties around the piano in an old British Music Hall environment? What were Butlins holiday camps? All these questions and many more are skirted around on this episode.

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.

Once again, my huge thanks go to Shane for taking the time out to join me on the show and giving “some old chat”. You can (and should) check out his brand of blues at either https://shanepaceytrio.com.au or at https://bondicigars.com/. If you like Bert Jansch, Shane has a great new album called The Gardener available at https://shanepacey.bandcamp.com/album/the-gardener which would definitely have been approved of by the great man.

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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.
 
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 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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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.

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