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Time for some more anthology discussion from Eric Reanimator.

This time around Eric talks about not one, not two, but three great compilations from bands of the early years of rock. You all know them for one or two songs, but Eric gives you the lowdown on other songs you should hear if your curiousity points that way.

First of all, we hear about The Best of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. Everyone will be familiar with “Shakin’ All Over” – it’s been covered by all manner of bands (my favourites are The Who and Eilen Jewell). Get familiar with their bluesy Merseybeat sounds.

Next up is mid 60s New York pop band, The Left Banke. Eric discusses their compilation “There’s Gonna be a Storm”. Everybody loves their hit “Walk Away Renee” (great cover version by The Four Tops and an unusual spin by Billy Bragg – go on search it out). Eric will bring to your attention some other great songs including “She May Call You Up Tonight” (also covered by Richard and Linda Thompson). Highly recommended if you dig what is called the baroque pop sound.

Finally, Eric talks about The Love Story, about Arthur Lee’s great band that should have been HUGE. A very eclectic band. Known mostly for “Forever Changes”, this compilation shows both their gentle and more garage oriented side (songs from De Capo for instance).

Once again, Eric presents a hugely entertaining and informative show and exposes you to great music. Get onto it.

You can download the podcast at iTunes by searching for “love that album”. You can also stream or download it at “http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com”.

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We have a weird chronology going with Episode 64 of Love That Album.

Great friend of the show, Dave Mclemore and I discuss the 2014 album by Houston-bred, Nashville-based singer songwriter Robert Ellis, “The Lights From the Chemical Plant”. It was supposed to be a companion discussion to episode 61’s chat about Richard & Linda Thompson’s “Shoot Out The Lights” but technical issues prevented Dave from joining that show so I saved it for later. When we DID record, it was simultaneous to Eric and Tim recording episode 62…which obviously got released first. Then I did episode 63 by myself. Does any of this this make sense? Do you care?

Anyway, Dave and I had a terrific discussion about Robert Ellis and his subject matter of infidelity, being babysat by the TV, drowning sorrows in wine and cocaine, and life on the road – standard song writing subject matter. There are comparisons abound with song writing greats like Paul Simon, Randy Newman and Bruce Springsteen. Tune in and find out why this album is worthy of your attention. It was an absolute pleasure having Davey Mac back on the show. A true gent.

NOTE: For any Melbourne based LTA listeners, Robert Ellis is appearing at a new Americana Festival called Out On The Weekend along with a bunch of other talented singer songwriters like Justin Townes Earle on October 18 at Seaworks in Williamstown.

Eric Peterson (aka Reanimator) returns for another Album I Love segment to talk about Californian band, Thin White Rope and their record “In The Spanish Cave” from 1988. See how they fit in between punk and alt-country.

You can download the podcast at iTunes by searching for “love that album”. You can also stream or download it at “http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com”.

 Send me any 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 back to Love That Album: The Compilation Series hosted by Eric Peterson (aka Reanimator).

In episode 6, rather than discuss a specific compilation album, Eric takes some time to talk about a list of the top 25 punk albums of all time as compiled by rock critic and musician, Jeff Bale. He edited a zine called Hitlist. Eric goes through the list, and there are some expected iconic titles that any fan with even the slightest knowledge of punk (like me) will be familiar with. There are also some titles that even Eric had not heard. He doesn’t claim to like everything here, but it’s a good base for a discussion of a genre Eric is obviously passionate about. If you like to discuss all time favourite lists (and if you’re a music fan, of course you do), then check this episode out.

You can download the podcast at iTunes by searching for “love that album”. You can also stream or download it at “http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com”.

 Send me any 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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