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.

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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.



Monday, March 18, 2019

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 56 - Doo Wop & 50s Rock














Eric Reanimator is back for another episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.

For episode 56, he wants to talk with you about two superb box sets from Rhino Records (the Criterion of CD reissue labels). 

Firstly, Eric discusses the vocal wonderfulness that is The Doo Wop Box. Come on.....every body loves even a little Doo Wop...it makes you smile no matter how shitty the world can get. How can you NOT smile at great songs like Goodnite Sweetheart, Teenager In Love, Barbara Ann or a ton of other more obscure nuggets? 

Then, just for something different, Eric discusses punk......well sorta kinda....Eric turns his gaze onto another great Rhino set called Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk and Rockabilly. As he always says, it's about the energy, and there's a ton of it on this box. Songs from the iconic to the 1-song-wonders - Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly to Pat Cupp and Benny Joy. It's a great celebration of when rock was young and raucous. Eric will tell you why you need this music in your life.

He also presents his thoughts on the demise of the box set brought on by technology. Spotify and Youtube playlists make this inevitable. While Eric laments the redundancy of the CD box in 2019, he has an interesting suggestion to CD companies about distribution of the fascinating books that always made the boxes an essential part of any music lover's collection.

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.
 
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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 56 here.


Monday, February 18, 2019

Love That Album: The Compilation Edition Episode 55 - Eric Returns



It's been a few months since I last said this, but it's time for a new episode of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.
 
After some needed time to focus on real life concerns, Eric has returned with some reflections on his fave albums and music of 2018 and a couple of tributes to members of the band Legal Weapon who passed in 2018.
 
Please welcome Eric back to podcasting 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.
 
 
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 55 here.