Sunday, February 26, 2012

Love That Album Episode 14 - The Ramones - End of the Rock and Roll Century

Why, on a Ramones related show do I have the Allman Brothers song “‘Ramblin’ Man” going through my head? On Episode 14 of Love That Album, the one and only Doctor Zom of Silva and Gold podcast returns to discuss the Alan Arkush / Roger Corman rocksploitation film “Rock and Roll High School” featuring The Ramones in Oscar-worthy performances, as well as their Phil Spector produced album of the same period, “End of the Century”. In true Silva and Gold fashion, there were many detours from the proscribed subject matter (it felt like the end of the 21st century by the time we finished). This is the longest LTA episode yet, but we had to discuss such fundamental issues as how right wing Johnny Ramone and left wing Joey Ramones could stay in the same group for that many years. If Reagan and Bush didn’t split them, girlfriend theft surely should have….but the Ramones were made of sturdier stuff. Zom and I explore all avenues….oh and we sing Rock and Roll High School in harmony – across time zones yet!!!!
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love That Album podcast Episode 13 - Split Enz - True Colours

If you were a pop music loving teenager back in 1980 (and face it – we all were) and living in Australia or New Zealand, then Split Enz album “True Colours” was part of your aural landscape. This album and its ridiculously catchy singles “I Got You” and “I Hope I Never” were impossible to avoid. The huge success the album gained came for the band after a rough patch living in England. So how does the album hold up in 2012? On Episode 13 of Love That Album podcast, I discuss the album and its legacy with Michael Pursche, host of “Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide” podcast, and Chris Bourke, author of the Crowded House biography “Something So Strong”, and guru on all things Finn.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love That Album Episode 12 - Solitude Standing - Suzanne Vega

On episode 12 of Love That Album, regular contributor, Geoff Smith returns to discuss with me Suzanne Vega’s second album “Solitude Standing”. I’d heard the album many times. Geoff heard it twice. As a result, Geoff suggests the podcast undergoes a controversial name change. What was his suggestion? What did he have to say about the album? Will Geoff get kicked out of Tom’s Diner next time he’s in New York? All this and more is discussed. Send feedback to Search for the show on itunes as “lovethatalbum”, or download from