Monday, July 27, 2015

Love That Album Episode 78 - Skyhooks - Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (the album discussion)

…and it’s time for episode 78 of Love That Album podcast.

Earlier this month, for episode 77, music journalist and biographer Jeff Jenkins and I discussed the history behind the recording of the second album by Melbourne band Skyhooks, “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word” celebrating 40 years since it was first released. Continuing LTA declared Skyhooks month, I am joined by Michael Pursche, host of the Sitting In a Bar In Adelaide podcast (itself named after a Skyhooks song), and Rhys Lett, head honcho at the Eastern Suburbs School of Music in Melbourne to pontificate the actual album. We discuss the songs, composition technique, lyrics, jazz vs pop chord progressions, our first recollections of hearing the album and a myriad of other things. Rhys even gets out his guitar to illustrate the cleverness of Greg Macainsh and Red Symons’ composition style. I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed chatting.

Eric Reanimator is back with his Album I Love segment. Trying to find a complementary group for this show, he decided on Blue Oyster Cult and their third album Secret Treaties. We all agree it was a fine and appropriate choice.

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