Thursday, July 12, 2018

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 52- Live Punk Best of Albums




















When punk rock bands put out live albums, it can be a crap shoot. Are they trying to keep a buzz alive? Are they filling out a contract? Do they want to make a best of record but have albums and tracks across several labels some of which are no longer active?

On this episode of LTA: The Compilation Edition, Eric talks about two live albums that act as best of records for two of the most enduring of the 80s SoCal punk bands.

T.S.O.L. Live in '91 finds a band ... who didn't even use their band name.. reclaiming their music and starting to reclaim their legacy. 

Social Distortion Live at the Roxy is a victory lap of sorts, as the band celebrates it's rebirth and pays tribute to the trials of the past.

Eric also has important news. Tune in.

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

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

Right click to download bonus episode 52 here.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Love That Album podcast episode 113 - The Tubes S/T


When punk arrived in the mid 70s, its charter was to shake the establishment and give the finger to all that it stood for. Aim was also taken at bands taking months to record an album that were needlessly complex. They were seen as being part of the “machine”. In 1973, along came San Franciscan band The Tubes. They had punk attitude, but were not content to play 2 minute stripped-back punk songs. Their songs were making fun of middle America’s consumer obsessed society and its conservative values (haven’t we come a long way since then………right????) They weren’t angry, though. They were definitely laughing while pointing that finger, and doing shows that were part rock show, part theatre, all supposed to make your parents feel uncomfortable. They weren’t quite punk, they weren’t quite glam….what were they?

For Love That Album episode 113, I am joined by the marvellous writer and podcaster Heather Drain to discuss our love of The Tubes, the nature of theatrical rock (and what defines it), how the band evolved, their live shows, and their discography. In particular, we spend time talking about their debut self titled album from 1975, inclusive of its thematic elements, the music and its inspiration, an iconic song abut bored rich youth and another about their bored rich parents. In the eighties, the band found some level of commercial popularity (with great songs), but at a cost.
If you’re not a fan of The Tubes before listening to this episode, I like to think our conversation will at least make you interested to give their work a try. My gratitude goes to Heather for being giving of her time and bringing some fantastic insight. Make no mistake, folks – she’s going to be on the show a lot more going forward.

Eric’s Album I Love segment follows with another theatrical band that had things to say, The Atomic Swindlers. Tune in and hear why this was his choice for this episode.
You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

I urge you to read Heather’s writings about music and film at http://mondoheather.com. You can also find her works at Diabolique Magazine on line: https://diaboliquemagazine.com/author/heatherdrain/
You should also check out every episode she’s on (well every episode period) of Mike White’s Projection Booth podcast: http://projection-booth.blogspot.com/

You can send me 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 episode 113 here.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 51 - Anthony B. Parts Unknown



Anthony Bourdain RIP.

Everything moves towards it’s end. We get the time we get.

Death comes ripping for each of us, and this time Eric once again pauses to pay tribute to a fan of crime films, of travel, or food. A crime writer and TV host, Anthony Bourdain, who was also a fan of punk rock, rock and roll and music that moves us. 

If you take nothing else away from this  episode, take a moment to visit places you don’t normally go, eat food you don’t know about and listen to some bands/songs that are outside of your wheelhouse. 

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Love That Album podcast episode 112 - Jet “Get Born”




It's time for episode 112 of Love That Album. I've gone walkabout this month, but my great friend and music fiend Dave Blom returns to take over the show.

Another Australian band with a massive debut album from possibly the last wave of really big album sales. This 2003 album was the result of a perfect storm of factors for the members of Jet. The success that The Vines had (subject of previous Dave Blom LTA podcast) led to record companies searching for more Australian rock. Jet were in the right place at the right time, they had a sound that was radio friendly, they were visually marketable and they had some really good singles. So Jet cashed in on their opportunity and the result was Get Born.

The album itself whilst not overly original or innovative has many highlights and makes for some very good listening. The main thing that this album has going for it is passion. Jet wear their hearts on their sleeves and aren't afraid to demonstrate exactly who influenced their music. It's time to Get Re-born once more.

Eric keeps the high energy up for his Album I Love segment to talk about the music of Finnish group The Flaming Sideburns.

My HUGE gratitude to Dave for bringing some class to the show. I'll be back to ramble on next month.

You can download the show from 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 episode 112 here.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 50 - Kinman’s Rest


Welcome to Episode 50 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition. 

At the start of May 2018 Tony Kinman of the Dils, Rank'n'File and Cowboy Nation passed away. Eric reflects on his music and bands, it's influence and some of the other artists he played with. He brilliantly sums up the links between country and punk, and beautifully describes the working relationship between brothers. Rest in Peace.

Reaching 50 episodes is a wonderful milestone, and a huge thanks to Eric for bringing his music observations to the Love That Album podcasts in both my shows and his own. Looking forward to the 100 episode mark. 

You can download the show from 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 50 here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Love That Album podcast Episode 111 - Beck “Sea Change”





It's unusual to open up a blurb to promote the podcast with a confession of an error....but better I confess than you catch me out and roll your eyes at what a big idiot I am.

I am joined by my friend and proprietor of Rocksteady Records, Pat Monaghan to talk about the 2002 album by Beck called Sea Change. At one point we discuss a particular song and I make a point about its arrangement that is incorrect. This is what happens when you rely on your memory of a song rather than actually go back and listen to confirm your memory is correct – you make stupid mistakes. I will let you work out what that mistake is. First to submit the correct answer gets a hearty “well done” from me!!!!

Otherwise, business as usual here at Love That Album HQ. We discuss the more sensitive side of Beck who shared his heartbreak following the relationship split with his girlfriend with his fans via this collection of songs. Unlike much of his other work, it is difficult to dance to. Pat and I discuss our first recollections of Beck's music, our thoughts on the album, his father David Campbell, and the (likely) records in Beck's record collection.

Eric Reanimator chimes in with his thoughts about Frente's 1992 platter, Marvin The Album and why it charms him.

My HUGE thanks to Pat for taking the time to talk about an artist he loves on the show with me. Ditch the devil's haircut and let the golden age begin with LTA111.

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

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If you live in Melbourne, go and say hello to Pat at Rocksteady Records, Level 1 Mitchell House, 358 Lonsdale St in the CBD. Bookmark http://rocksteadyrecords.com.au/ which should be live anytime now.

If you enjoy what you hear on the podcast, please tell a friend or ten to tune into the Love That Album.


Right click to download episode 111 here.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 49- Electro Madness OST































Love That Album: The Compilation Edition heads one episode closer to the half century.

Welcome to more soundtrack madness as Eric talks in LTA: CE #49 about a number of soundtracks devoted to electronic based music spanning from the late 60s to the mid 90s. He talks about the hard/soft dynamic, the influence of Krautrock and even manages to work yet another Mudhoney song from an original soundtrack into the mix.

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

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

Right click to download bonus episode 49 here.