We talk with Portland-based musician and music writer Mo Troper about his full cover album of The Beatles' Revolver, and about the complicated legacy and influence of the Fab Four in present-day rock music.
Portland musician, producer, and writer Mo Troper zoomed into the Crooner’s Corner to discuss his latest project: an album-length cover of the Beatles’ classic 1966 album, Revolver. Mo shared what it was like to record such an instrumentally and vocally complex album at home and discusses what he learned from such an intimate and sustained exploration of the material. We weigh in on the eternal Lennon vs McCartney debate, and take the usual detour to talk about Mo’s dad. As a finale, Charley shares some of his cherished Mo-memorabilia and we reminisce about the Portland music scene of yore (meaning about 10 years ago.) Please excuse the poor audio quality. Mo is a professional who came to the Zoom call properly mic-ed, but things didn’t go quite so smoothly over in the Corner. Needless to say we have learned our lesson.
Episode 013: Nicholas Salas-Harris of PDX Jazz | Mo Troper
World of Noise
Bob Ham sits down with Nicholas Salas-Harris, PDX Jazz's new Artistic Director, to talk about the 2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival and his long career in the music biz, and, in a new installment of Take Five, singer/songwriter Mo Troper chooses five tunes—including classics by XTC, Dear Nora, and Bob Dylan—that were important to his development as an artist and that helped inspire the work on his new album Natural Beauty.
Portland, Oregon-based Mo Troper and the Assumptions and Seattle-based Seacats stopped by Bozeman, Montana and shared stories of the trials, tribulations and comedic stories of touring as a independent artists.Follow Further On Down the Road online at:Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/furtherondowntheroadTwitter: https://twitter.com/OnFurtherFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/FurtherOnDownTheRoad/Blogger: furtherondowntheroadpodcast.blogspot.com
Mo Troper stops by this week to play some stripped down acoustic versions of songs from his new album Exposure and Response. We talk about tour hygiene, string math, we answer some listener questions, what makes Portland music unique. and our wrestling personas.