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

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Love That Album podcast Episode 124 - Todd Rundgren's "Something Anything"




Hello….it’s Love That Album.

Todd Rundgren must have shares in a millinery, because he wears a lot of hats. Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, video producer, (it can be argued) comedian…….He doesn’t do anything by half-measures. Rundgren started his recording career with rock group Nazz in the late 60s, then branched out to work as a producer for Bearsville Records when he found out he was unhappy with other producers’ work. He’s responsible for a multitude of records as producer / engineer for the likes of The Tubes, The Band, Cheap Trick, and ummmm……Meatloaf.

He started a run of his own records at Bearsville with 1970’s Runt establishing a very Rundgren-esque sound. For episode 124 of LTA, I am joined by film blogger Kerry Gately Fristoe to talk about his third album, “Something / Anything.” How many other artists would release a double-album of diverse studio material that early in their career? With 3 sides of the album featuring the one musician playing every instrument….really well?

Kerry and I talk about all manner of things around this album including arson, venereal diseases, Vikings, and zits…..as well as the less common subject matter from songwriters of love and heartbreak. We took some diversions (as is this show’s modus operandi), but in hindsight, not nearly enough.

A huge thank you goes to Kerry for being such a great co-host for this one.

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.

Kerry’s excellent film-blog can be found at http://prowlerneedsajump.wordpress.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 124 here.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Love That Album: The Compilation Editon Episode 58 – Roky’s Bangles







It's time to take a trip... back to the Psychedelic 80s??  Okay, there is a bit of 60s and a bit of 70s, but we have to pay respects at the temples of mind madness as we exalt the Head Tripper and Nightmare interpreter Roky Erickson, as his time has ended in this world. There have been many tributes to the man, but Eric has yet to speak about his role in as Horror Punk icon - and Eric has some thoughts on why Horror Punk isn't just a joke.

From there we head to a slightly (and we swear that the illusions will fade away at this point) happier era of Garage & Psych pop talking about The Bangles pre-pop career via a comp called Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bangles. Finally, Eric discusses their recent release 4x3 - a comp featuring The Bangles, The Three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate, & Rain Parade covering each others’ songs. 

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 clickto download bonus episode 58 here.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Love That Album Podcast Episode 123 - The Kinks' "Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround, Part One"




Love That Album is baaaaaaack.

For the second time in the show’s history, The Kinks are the focus of the program (look for Episode 31 back in October 2012 where I was joined by the wonderful Ben Eisen to talk about Something Else). For episode 123, film and music writer extraordinaire, Heather Drain returns to the episode 123 to talk about the Kinks’ album from November 1970, “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One”.


Of course, being the gabblers that we are, many other Kinky related topics get discussed. Bans from touring in America, Ray Davies as documenter of British life, sarcasm vs heart-on-the-sleeve, musicianship, the music business, environmentalism, a sweet love song with a Kinks’ twist and the most singalong coda since hey Jude…it’s all there. We even find tenuous links to our beloved Tubes.


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.

Once again, I'd like to thank the wonderful Ms Drain for bringing her great insight to the show. She's a terrific co-host. You can (and should) follow her writings about music and film at http:mondoheather.com and https://diaboliquemagazine.com/ She has a book coming out later this year “The Bizarro Encyclopedia of Film, Volume 1”....and if that isn't enough, she appears frequently on the greatest film podcast around, The Projection Booth Podcast hosted by Mike White.

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 at a barbecue / birthday bash / barmitzvah, 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 123 here.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 57 - Surf Or Astro-Surf?
















It's back to the 90s Beach time with Man Or Astroman? 

Eric looks back at the era of flashing SciFi, SpyFi instro madness. Gasp at the .. ok not gasp....smile and bob your head to  Hi Energy Surf Rock as only the 90s could provide... 

Specifically, Eric looks at their two comps of seven-inch singles, Destroy All Astromen!! and Intravenous Television Continuum. He puts their revival of reverb drenched guitar tunes into context with the musical environment of the 90s. Tune in and make the scene, daddehhhhh.....
  
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 57 here.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Love That Album Podcast Episode 122 - Squeeze "Argybargy"



Hey all you cool cats and mussel pullers….I hope you can be tempted to squeeze in some time to listen to episode 122 of Love That Album Podcast.

For this month’s episode, I am joined again by guitarist Shane Pacey to talk about Squeeze. This is the band that has over its history combined hook-laden melodies with tales of human frailty and surviving difficult circumstances. You can smile and dance to the music before you realise, “Hey, that’s a song about infidelity / domestic violence / being arrested for stealing because you can’t afford to feed your unborn child”…..oh and they wrote a song about masturbation (but it wasn’t the one I thought it was for a long time).

Nominally, we tasked ourselves with delving into the band’s third long player, Argybargy. However, as is customary at LTA Headquarters, we spent a lot of time discussing Squeeze as an entity as well as the record under focus. Were Difford and Tilbrook really the new Lennon and McCartney of their day? Could their songs have worked in the twenties around the piano in an old British Music Hall environment? What were Butlins holiday camps? All these questions and many more are skirted around on this episode.

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.

Once again, my huge thanks go to Shane for taking the time out to join me on the show and giving “some old chat”. You can (and should) check out his brand of blues at either https://shanepaceytrio.com.au or at https://bondicigars.com/. If you like Bert Jansch, Shane has a great new album called The Gardener available at https://shanepacey.bandcamp.com/album/the-gardener which would definitely have been approved of by the great man.

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 122 here.