Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Love That Album Podcast episode 128 - Marianne Faithfull's "Broken English"





F. Scott Fitzgerald famously once said, “There are no second acts in American lives”.
Just as well that Marianne Faithfull is British.

Welcome to episode 128 of Love That Album podcast.

Marianne started out as a folk singer in the mid 60s. She was signed to Decca Records, home to the Rolling Stones. Her first single was the first song Keith Richards and Mick Jagger wrote, As Tears Go By. For a brief time, she was a major success story recording albums and appearing in films. Of course, she became Mick Jagger's girlfriend, and when you're in the Stones' orbit, you don't always come out unscathed. Her career and private life suffered greatly until 1979 when she signed to Island Records and recorded her album Broken English. It was not only successful, but came to be a landmark album by an artist that had not only been forgotten about, but became an important record respected to this day. To this day, Marianne is still recording....and it's probably all thanks to Broken English being embraced by the critics, new musicians, and the public.

I am joined once again by guitarist Shane Pacey and film writer, Kerry Gately Fristoe to talk about all things Marianne Faithfull, and especially why we love Broken English. Among many other things in the course of this conversation, we discuss politics, catharsis, having empathy for your song subject matter, being bored with your life, being an outsider, infidelity, Absolutely Fabulous....and Derek and Clive.

You can download the episode from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/lovethatalbum?selected=PAN4534358128

My huge thanks to both of my wonderful music nerd friends. You can dig into Shane's music and gigs at http://shanepaceytrio.com.au/ or https://bondicigars.com/
You can read Kerry's articles at https://prowlerneedsajump.wordpress.com/

Love That Album is now part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to  http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/ to check out all the great shows in the Pantheon podcast family.

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 we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

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

Right click to download episode 128 here.


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition 61- King's X





Welcome to episode 61 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.


In Eric's penultimate episode of the Compilation Edition, he talks about King's X and their role in his early twenties.. King's X, a Texas based melodic hard rock group with flourishes of soul, classic rock, funk, and alt rock were a bridge between the metal of the 80s and the alternative rock of the 90s. They had a couple of popular singles along the way, but didn't become the "next big thing" as their fans expected they would. Eric goes through their first few albums and where they fit in to his life.


You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the wesbite https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/lovethatalbum?selected=PAN2430298717


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 we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.


Proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast Network.

Right click to download bonus episode 61 here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Love That Album Podcast Episode 127 - Cardiacs "Sing to G-d"





How do you classify a band that has been known to have multiple time signature changes and key modulations in one song, yet can write really catchy pop melodies? England's Cardiacs certainly fit this description, yet they defy any easy one-size-fits-all description.
I'm joined by my son Max Bursztynski to talk about Cardiacs' 1996 double album Sing To G-d released some 20 years into their career. The band may not have the level of fame of Blur, Radiohead or Marillion, but all these bands sing their praises, and after listening to this magnum opus, it's easy to understand the love. Did I say "listening"? You don't just listen to this album....you have to absorb it over many plays. It's not easy to take in, but like many great albums, every play brings new rewards.
I'm thrilled to have Max come on the show to talk about one of his most favourite bands. As well as focusing on the album, we discuss how Max discovered them, the band's history and musical development, and why it's critically important for potential fans of their music to buy a physical copy of the album from the band's website. We also ask a philosophical question for the ages.... ....what the hell is "Zolo"?
Thanks to Max for his ongoing attempts to educate his old man.
The show is now part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to  http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/ to check out all the great music shows in the podcast family.
You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website 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 we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.
If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.
Right click to download episode 127 here.



Monday, September 30, 2019

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition - Episode 60 - Queensryche





Welcome to episode 60 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

Once upon a time, in the eighties,there were bands that were trying to warn us about what was to come. This time around Eric Reanimator talks about one of them. Queensryche, a progressive metal band who in 1990 hit the right spot between pop metal and alternative before falling on the hair metal side of fence. Did they deserve better? Do they hold up? Tune in and see what Eric has to say about them, and how their music affected his life and thinking.

For those not aware, Eric will be finishing up The Compilation Edition after November, so these next couple of episodes will be very special. Tune in.

Also for those not aware, LTA is now a part of the Pantheon Podcast network devoted exclusively to music related podcasts – plenty of them. Go to http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/ and discover shows about music books, music writers, rock and roll films, and history. There's some killer stuff there. Go over and find your new favourite shows.

LTA is no longer hosted by Podbean, but you should still be able to download it through all the other usual places you get your podcasts eg. Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”).

The regular LTA podcast is taking a break just for September 2019, but will be back in October for an episode about British band Cardiacs. In fact, subjects for the next 6 shows are already catered for – that's NEVER happened in the 8 years of the show. I must be growing up.....

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.


Right click to download bonus episode 60 here.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Love That Album Podcast Episode 126 - Nuggets Box Set




As lovers of pop and rock music, we probably all have favourite bands or performers from the Sixties era: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Who, The Beach Boys etc etc. Wonderful acts all worthy of our attention. There's a problem....and it's not ubiquity. In focusing on these bands (and other iconic names), there's so many great musical acts who we never paid attention to or have completely forgotten about.
Welcome to episode 126 of Love That Album podcast.
In 1972, music writer (and future guitarist for Patti Smith Band) Lenny Kaye created a hugely influential compilation for Elektra Records called Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 (to be referred to from here as just Nuggets). It contained 27 forgotten-about pop and short form psychedelic songs. Most of these songs were gems waiting to be rediscovered by music lovers who had become used to other things: Laurel Canyon songwriters, prog, hard rock / proto metal. Many of the songs we have now come to know as "garage rock" were not remembered or appreciated. Lenny Kaye wanted to change that.
Since its original release, there have been a large number of similar compilations, carefully curated from regional one-off hits or great songs that went nowhere. Some comps are even assembled by fans from their extensive 45s collection to share with others. In 1998, Nuggets was expanded to a 4 CD box set containing about 120 songs and a comprehensive book.
For this very special episode, I am joined by Eric Reanimator (host of LTA: The Compilation Edition) to talk about our love of Nuggets. The first half of the show is devoted to our discovery of this music, Lenny Kaye's history, and why this collection is so important to the history of rock and pop. In the second part of the show, we nominate 10 songs from the box set to talk about in detail, their own history and legacy. The beauty of this collection is its diversity. Sure there are songs with fuzzed out guitars that may have been created under the influence of certain substances, but there's glorious harmony laden pop, swaggering blues rock, and wild wig-outs....all from bands you may not know, but may be your next favourite listening experience. 
Huge thanks to Eric for joining me on this episode and for all the wonderful episodes he's contributed to LTA over the years.
You can download the show from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website lovethatalbum.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 we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.
If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Right click to download episode 126 here.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Love That Album Podcast episode 125 - Terry Reid "Seed of Memory"




We here at LTA HQ don’t want any favouritism amongst your podcast choices. We just want to be treated right…or rite.

Welcome to episode 125 of Love That Album Podcast.

I’m joined by host of the brilliant Supporting Characters podcast Bill Ackerman to talk about singer, guitarist and songwriter Terry Reid with a focus to his 1976 album Seed of Memory. Terry is one of those musicians who is unfortunately more known for what he didn’t do than what he did. He SHOULD be a musician revered as any of the 60s and 70s greats. He was loved and admired by the likes of The Rolling Stones (who took him on tour twice while he was still a teenager), Cream, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Aretha Franklin.

Terry was an incredible interpreter of song, but as Bill and I concur, the two albums that cemented him as a songsmith were River from 1973 and Seed of Memory. We talk about his history as it’s an important leadup to the album itself. We “Bang Bang Shoot Down” (it’ll make sense) the “if only he’d taken this path” theorists about his artistic choices and focus on the wonderful music he made, including the unlikely film director who was a champion of this particular record.

Don’t know who Terry is? Listen to the episode and let Bill and I convince you why you need his music in your 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.

My huge thanks to Bill for bringing his eloquence and insight to the show – he’s definitely someone I want more on the show. You can catch Supporting Characters at http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/supportingcharacters. He speaks to authors, podcasters, critics and historians about their work in relation to cinema.

He also did a brief run of shows interviewing crew members of his favourite film, David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” called From The Neighborhood which you can find at http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/neighborhood

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 we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

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

Right click to download episode 125 here.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 59 - All The Country Ladies







As the Northern Hemisphere enters the humid wasteland that is the end of July into August, it is time once again for a round up of recent country artists to listen to while drinking beer at dusk. Eric has his recent tattooed, too fast for love, Outlaw Country dames who say what they think, talk about what they see going on and swear. He'd really like to buy any of these women a beer and let them loose on the stories of their music, their time on the road and whatever they want to rant about.

Also, this is the starting of the end of the bonus episodes. The compilation editions are going away at the end of this year, and Eric has some details about what the next couple of months are going to be covering.

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.

Right click to download bonus episode 59 here