Monday, May 15, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 39 - May 2017 Spring Cleaning
















It's that time of year. The seasons are changing and Eric is committed to spring cleaning. In this case, it's gonna be some digital cleaning as he finally gets around to talking about some compilations from artists that he has been sitting on and meaning to talk about. Maybe he’s already played tracks from or mentioned more than a few of these…but then he’s going to throw in a couple of tracks from new albums that he’s still exploring.

Starting it all off is some tunes from the 60s garage group The Music Machine, followed by….. well….an artist who I never thought Eric would cover – tune in to find out who it is. Then, he discusses a group from Portland called the The Jolenes and finally recommends some new records he’s digging.

Enjoy.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Love That Album podcast - Episode 100 - John Hiatt’s “Bring The Family” (redux)


Bring out the fanfare music.

Roll out the red carpet.

…..or maybe just download the podcast….please….

Love That Album turns 100 episodes old.

Back in 2011, I started the podcast to talk with folks about great records (and maybe a couple of not so great ones….). There have also been interviews with authors of music biographies, musicians, but at the heart of it, this has been a forum for me to chat with fellow music freaks about why we love the albums we do. Many more similar podcasts have been created in recent times, and I’m thrilled that the podcast format is being used to focus on my very favourite art form.

I am joined by Geoff Smith (who has been a regular on the program from the very early days) and LTA-first-timer, Dave Anderson to discuss John Hiatt’s “Bring The Family” (an album that SHOULD have been the subject of a podcast back in episode 2 – we explain why it wasn’t, if you aren’t already familiar with the story). We discuss Hiatt history, early records, family tragedy, Little Village, the connection to James Reyne….and hamsters and amoebae (as you do)…..and a ton of other things.

LTA stalwart Eric Reanimator brings his Album I Love segment to talk about the Glenn Danzig project, Samhain, and the album, Initium.

Look, I wanted to make a big deal of the 100 episode milestone, but it’s business as usual (no…not the Men At Work record). HOWEVER, if you want to celebrate the show, PLEASE spread the word by either writing a review on iTunes or share this post on your social media platform of choice.I’d be mighty grateful.


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 38 - Roots of Alt Rock Class of 1990





Alt Rock... the early 90s style came from somewhere. Its incursion on MTV and Rock Radio didn’t come out of nowhere. It was just time for a change, but there were those who bridged the gap and moved the needle more left on the dial (‘Mats reference) and in many ways set the stage for the Pearl Jams, the Nirvanas, REMs and Alice In Chains of the world… and some of those bands were fans of these guys….


All of this is to say that Eric Reanimator is back talking once again about anthologies from Queensryche, King’s X and Drivin’n’Cryin (don’t worry he will be back to Punk, Country and Country Punk soon enough). Anyway Eric talks about a time a quarter of a century ago when for a moment (mainly late 1990 and into 1991) those three bands made the charts, had a few hits and had videos on MTV. So sit back, strap yourself in, and time travel back to the early nineties.



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Love That Album podcast Episode 99 - Interview with Chris Wilson about “Landlocked”



Episode 99 of Love That Album podcast is available for your enjoyment….and I’m really happy with this one.

For this episode, I present an interview I did with Chris Wilson on the 25th anniversary of his first album post-Crown of Thorns, Landlocked. Chris is a triple threat. He is among Australia’s greatest harmonica players (and has played on sessions for some of the greatest performers in Australian rock music). He has an incredible and distinctive baritone voice that can be mighty and booming or tender and gentle. Finally, he is the equal of any of the greatest songwriters in Australia with a gift for poetic but earthy lyrics and great melodies. If you’re a fan of Don Walker, Paul Kelly, or even Captain Beefheart or Tom Waits, you need to give Chris a listen.

We spend some time talking about the 1992 album Landlocked, but also touch upon the Melbourne pub band scene of the era, his songwriting and blues heroes, and how Crowded House asked Chris to do something that invoked the displeasure of the great Vika Bull. Download the show to find out what it was.

Eric Reanimator returns with his “Album I Love” segment to hip you to the country side of The Groovie Ghoulies in their guise as The Haints. He talks about their 2004 album Hurt & Alone.
I hope you enjoy episode 99…..that’s one less than episode 100….which is next month….just puttin’ that out there….


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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 37 - Beware The Ides of March



A message from Eric Reanimator:
 
Et Tu Brute? 
 
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XXXX Hard Times XXX XXXX XXXX XX Amerikka XXXXX Jennings XXXXXXX XXX XX XXX XXX Wanders
XXXX Lovers Left Alive XXXXX Operation XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX Mindcrime XXX XX
XX End of the World XXX XX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX Hardwxxer XXX XXX XXX XXX XX MazingX
XXX XXX XXX Stooges XXX XXX XX King X XXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XX
 
 
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Love That Album podcast Episode 98 - The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Soul




















It’s time for episode 98 of Love That Album.

Soul music can be raw or it can be smooth. It can convey emotions of the heart or it can be about confronting social injustice. Above all, soul music is about the groove and making you feel honest emotion…..

On this month’s episode I am honoured to be joined again by film and music enthusiast Will Smith, co-host of the magnificent Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema podcast (bringing class to the trash since 1977). Will is a huge devotee of soul music, so we decided to introduce each other to three great soul albums and then discuss our thoughts about the music and the artist. In no particular order, those albums are:

Soul Power – Curtis Harding

Etta James – Rocks The House

Darondo – Listen to my Song: The Music City Sessions

Emma Donovan and the Putbacks – Dawn

Millie Jackson – Caught Up

Jackie Shane – Live

These albums are diverse and are both old and new. They also are not limited to American geographical boundaries (Emma is Australian, Jackie is an honorary Canadian). However, they all share a sense of honesty and grit.  

Eric Reanimator jumps on the soul train (sort of) with his Album I Love segment where he talks about Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. There’s surely some high energy soul being covered by Mitch featuring songs previously done by Little Richard, Ray Charles, James Brown. It takes confidence to carry that material off, but Ryder and the Wheels had IT.

So get some soul in your bowl (….it rhymes, what can I say?) and join Will, Eric and myself to hear exactly why you need these albums in your life.

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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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 36 - The 1984 Front

















Punk Rock, early 80s style. That's what Eric Reanimator is covering this time around with coverage of the Welcome to 1984 and Not So Quiet On The Western Front compilation albums. Both feature bands from the early 80s when punk had evolved from the revved up styles of the 70s and become the so called Hard Core era. The bands on these comps are raw, in your face and filled with energy and attitude. Maybe they’re albums for our times.

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