It's becoming more of a trend at LTA studios that I've been programming the show's discussions based on the suggestions of my co-presenters, rather than finding a mutually loved record. So it goes with episode 52.
I am joined by John Ross, the manager of the wonderful Facebook page "Feed My Ears", and Shooting the Shit regular, Tim Merrill to discuss Portishead's "Dummy" and Massive Attack's "Mezzanine" - two albums I never thought I'd be talking about on this podcast. I confess the whole trip hop movement passed me by in the nineties, but I am truly grateful to John Ross for telling me to get out of my musical comfort zone and discuss these two records. I think we had a fascinating conversation as we touched upon issues such as whether sometimes music has to have a context to appeal, or whether the music itself evokes images. Record scratching aside, was Dummy just a traditional pop or soul record with nineties production values? What did we actually think of these records - do we love those albums? Tune in and find out.
Eric Reanimator once again contributes his segment more to discuss a band he loves rather than a specific album. This time around he talks about Sky Cries Mary, a perfect companion piece to this episode's albums.
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