Saturday, July 4, 2015

Love That Album Episode 77 - Skyhooks - 40th anniversary of Ego Is Not a Dirty Word

Welcome to episode 77 of Love That Album podcast.

July 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic second album by Melbourne band Skyhooks. That album, Ego Is Not A Dirty Word came a mere 8 months after the release of their amazing and huge selling debut Living In The Seventies.

To commemorate the occasion, Love That Album will dedicate two episodes this month to this important record. In episode 77, I am joined by the man who authored the Skyhooks biography, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (and who co-hosted the very first episode of LTA with me), music journalist, Jeff Jenkins. This episode is not so much a discussion of the album itself (that will come in episode 78), but puts into some historical perspective the Australian musical environment in 1975, how Skyhooks approached their second album, the different dynamics in the band personalities, whether they came out on top in the infamous Skyhooks / Sherbert Wars of 1975, and where you could musically go after your first album included a song about masturbating into a Twisties packet. We had a really terrific conversation, and I’m grateful to Jeff for taking the time to come back to the podcast.

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Jeff’s weekly articles for The Music magazine can be found archived at His latest biography is about Australian music personality Ian “Molly” Meldrum called “The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story: Life, Countdown and Everything in Between”. 

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