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…and it’s time for episode 78 of Love That Album podcast.

Earlier this month, for episode 77, music journalist and biographer Jeff Jenkins and I discussed the history behind the recording of the second album by Melbourne band Skyhooks, “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word” celebrating 40 years since it was first released. Continuing LTA declared Skyhooks month, I am joined by Michael Pursche, host of the Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide podcast (itself named after a Skyhooks song), and Rhys Lett, head honcho at the Eastern Suburbs School of Music in Melbourne to pontificate the actual album. We discuss the songs, composition technique, lyrics, jazz vs pop chord progressions, our first recollections of hearing the album and a myriad of other things. Rhys even gets out his guitar to illustrate the cleverness of Greg Macainsh and Red Symons’ composition style. I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed chatting.

Eric Reanimator is back with his Album I Love segment. Trying to find a complementary group for this show, he decided on Blue Oyster Cult and their third album Secret Treaties. We all agree it was a fine and appropriate choice.

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/

 

You can listen to Sitting in a Bar In Adelaide at http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/siabia

or you can listen live on Wednesday nights between 8pm and 10pm(Adelaide time – do the arithmetic) at http://www.hillsradio.com.au/index.php

 

If you live in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and want to get music lessons, check out the website http://www.essm.net.au/. It’s an excellent site and is worth your while looking up even if you’re not considering music lessons….yet!!!

 

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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Time to get your dancing shoes on and listen to Episode 17 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition. Eric Reanimator is discussing two different styles of music in relation to four CDs.

First of all, the original American party music: Swing. Eric gives the good oil on “Swing! Greatest Hits” and “Next Generation Swing”. The first has some tunes from orchestras led by household names of the original era: Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Gene Krupa. The latter has tunes from the Swing revival of the 90s, like Royal Crown Revue, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and the Mighty Mighty Boss Tones. Eric gives some background on the movements, and also gives some tips on how to impress on the dance floor……

Next up, Eric discusses the 80s movement known as New Wave. What the hell is New Wave? It was an umbrella for a lot of things, but is not so easily definable as other styles. It is more of an umbrella for power pop with a slightly electronic feel mixed with soulful vocals and performed by people in strange makeup and clothes…..yeah, I don’t really know either. Still, Eric reveals some of the gems on “Just Can’t Get Enough” Volumes 10 and 17. Volume 10 covers New Wave Hits of the 80s and Volume 17 focuses on female fronted bands. Having a party? DJ Eric will tell you there’s no shame in playing some Bananarama, Human League, Adam Ant, Berlin, or Josie Cotton.

As always, Eric delivers a punchy, entertaining podcast. Give it a listen.  Warning: Love That Album takes no responsibility for any damage done to your credibility by dancing while listening to this podcast.

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, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

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Welcome to episode 77 of Love That Album podcast.

 

July 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic second album by Melbourne band Skyhooks. That album, Ego Is Not A Dirty Word came a mere 8 months after the release of their amazing and huge selling debut Living In The Seventies.

 

To commemorate the occasion, Love That Album will dedicate two episodes this month to this important record. In episode 77, I am joined by the man who authored the Skyhooks biography, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (and who co-hosted the very first episode of LTA with me), music journalist, Jeff Jenkins. This episode is not so much a discussion of the album itself (that will come in episode 78), but puts into some historical perspective the Australian musical environment in 1975, how Skyhooks approached their second album, the different dynamics in the band personalities, whether they came out on top in the infamous Skyhooks / Sherbert Wars of 1975, and where you could musically go after your first album included a song about masturbating into a Twisties packet. We had a really terrific conversation, and I’m grateful to Jeff for taking the time to come back to the podcast.

 

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.

 

Jeff’s weekly articles for The Music magazine can be found archived at http://www.livinginthelandofoz.com/howzat-archive.html His latest biography is about Australian music personality Ian “Molly” Meldrum called “The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story: Life, Countdown and Everything in Between”. 

 

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

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