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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

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Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.

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Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.

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131 Ratings
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By Trig trying - Aug 21 2019
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Great concept, well executed, very enjoyable👌. Jeremy has a pleasant, engaging interview style.

So glad I found this podcast!

By mindcentric - Apr 11 2019
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So glad I found this podcast! Loved the Benmont Tench interview.

iTunes Ratings

131 Ratings
Average Ratings
86
24
11
6
4

Awesome!

By Trig trying - Aug 21 2019
Read more
Great concept, well executed, very enjoyable👌. Jeremy has a pleasant, engaging interview style.

So glad I found this podcast!

By mindcentric - Apr 11 2019
Read more
So glad I found this podcast! Loved the Benmont Tench interview.
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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

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Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.

Rank #1: 245. The Replacements biographer Bob Mehr on 'Tim' (1985) and writing 'Trouble Boys'

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Today's guest literally wrote the book on The Replacements, and today he reveals the inside story of the making of 'Tim', their 1985 album that marked a significant step forward in the band's music and career.

Bob explains how the album reflects the power shift between Bob Stinson and Paul Westerberg, what Bob uncovered about the making of Tim while writing ‘Trouble Boys’, why Paul Westerberg is smarter than he wants to let on, why the rest of Bob’s life will be forever linked to the Replacements, how writing the book changed Bob’s relationship with the album, what not to do when writing a music book and more stories and insights in to the personalities and music of the 'Mats.

My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.

If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

Jun 15 2018

51mins

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Rank #2: 258. Bill Wyman on The Clash 'London Calling' (1979)

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The real Bill Wyman - co-creator of Sound Opinions, writer for Vulture, New York Magazine, Salon, the New Yorker and more - joins me for a deep dive into one of rock's most iconic double albums, The Clash's 1979 masterpiece 'London Calling'.

The inspiration for the iconic cover, why the biggest hit wasn’t listed on the track listing, the contributions of producer Guy Stevens, what made this more than ‘just’ a punk record, the underrated contributions of the non Joe Strummer members of the band, whether the Clash would’ve ever reunited, why they included covers on the record, whether it should’ve been a single album and why he didn't rank 'London Calling' as the Clash's #1 song.

Bill also tells the story of being threatened by the other Bill Wyman's lawyers for using his own name, our conflicted feelings on Keith Richards' memoir and how he puts together his popular 'All Songs Ranked' features for Vulture.com

My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.

Additional editing by Ellie Willoughby.

If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

Oct 03 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #3: 262. Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield on new The Beatles White Album box set, why Paul won't stop, Taylor Swift and more

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“People often dismiss [Paul] as soft and lazy and complacent. In so many ways, he’s the exact opposite of that, to a frightening extreme.” - Rob Sheffield

Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield, author of Dreaming the Beatles, joins me to preview the new White Album box set and for a wide ranging discussion on all things Fab Four - the way our perception of the Beatles change as we age, how the Rock Band video game got 90s kids into the Beatles, rethinking the story of the White Album, why we see aspect of ourselves in the Lennon McCartney friendship, how George was treated like John and Paul's kid brother, the way the Beatles drug use effected their relationships with each other, what McCartney and Mick Jagger have in common, why Taylor Swift is the modern day Paul McCartney, Rob’s 90 minute cut of Hey Jude, the eternal youthfulness of Ringo Starr and why he is in denial about the prospect of Paul’s eventual death... (and more if you can believe it)

My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.

If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

Oct 30 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: 289. Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt on 'Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs'

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MFA Book Month continues as Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt joins me to talk about his exhaustive book chronicling the stories behind every single song Bruce Springsteen wrote and recorded. We delve into both the stories behind the songs and the stories behind the book, how Brian made sure it had something new both for die hard fans of the Boss and those who only knew the hits - from conflicting stories behind some tracks, the underappreciated gems in Bruce's catalogue, Springsteen's attempt to not sound like "Bruce Springsteen" anymore, how his depression bled into his songwriting, the battle between live and studio versions of some songs and, because I can't help myself, Taylor Swift.

Oct 22 2019

34mins

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Rank #5: Stephen Tobolowsky on David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust' (repost)

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Dec 23 2019

55mins

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Rank #6: 295. Ben Lee on Jonathan Richman 'Modern Lovers Live' (1977)

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This week, multi-multi-ARIA-winner Ben Lee welcomes me into his Laurel Canyon home to talk about Jonathan Richman and 'Modern Lovers Live'. We delve into the arc of Richman's career, how his music became more and more stripped back and seemingly innocent, the inherent joy that Ben has tried to carry into his own work and some weighty digressions about the artists responsibility to pose questions to their audience, our mutual distaste for unsolicited advice and knowing whether to continue a music career when your best days could lay behind you.

Dec 11 2019

44mins

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Rank #7: Brian Koppelman on History of the Eagles (repost)

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May 24 2019

36mins

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Rank #8: Remembering John Prine - Kacey Musgraves on John Prine from 2016

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Apr 09 2020

18mins

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Rank #9: 273. Leslie Stevens on Neutral Milk Hotel 'In The Aeroplane Over the Sea' (1998)

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LA Singer/songwriter Leslie Stevens joins me to chat about Neutral Milk Hotel's classic 1998 album 'In The Aeroplane Over the Sea'. We talk about The Diary of Anne Frank and it's influence on the album, authenticity in music and innocence lost. We unpack our teenage superiority complexes and debate whether genre labels are essential in the music world.   Leslie plays us an impromptu rendition of Norwegian Wood on her saw and we discuss vulnerability in song writing, whether 'Aeroplane Over the Sea' has dated and the album's hipster following.

Mar 05 2019

47mins

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Rank #10: 250. The Beatles 'Help!' with guest host Jeff Greenstein and Jeremy Dylan, plus the untold history of My Favorite Album

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To celebrate 250 episodes of My Favorite Album, Emmy-winning writer/director and friend of the pod Jeff Greenstein steps into the host chair and Jeremy Dylan slouches into the guest chair, for a deep dive into one of the Beatles best but most underrated albums, 'Help!'

We talk about how this captures the Beatles in a transitionary period, how they are starting to break out of the mop top era into more sophisticated and diverse musical and lyrical adventures. 

Plus Jeff and Jeremy open up about the how and why of My Favorite Album's existence, dream guests, the best episodes for newcomers to start with and more.

Thanks to everyone who's been with us for the past five years, or even just for one episode, and hopefully we'll be here for another 250 episodes and more.

My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.

If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

Jul 17 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #11: 299. Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (Camp Cope, Kelso) on Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours' (1977)

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After almost 300 episodes and 7 years, we finally talk about 'Rumours' by Fleetwood Mac, as Camp Cope bass princess and Kelso icon Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich takes me on a journey through its 11 iconic tracks, matching each to a different kind of relationship you will experience throughout your life.

Mar 18 2020

53mins

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Rank #12: 280. Zan Rowe on Talking Heads 'More Songs About Buildings and Food' (1978)

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This week I talk to Queen of Australian radio Zan Rowe about Talking Heads ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’. We chat about David Byrne’s outsider appeal, the new wave funk sound that defined Talking Heads, the album’s dystopian predictions and capitalist lyrics, producer Brian Eno’s contribution to the album and delve into his Oblique Strategies cards. Zan tells us about the first time she met David Byrne, his wonderful sense of curiosity and we both commiserate over missing his last tour.

Jun 12 2019

46mins

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Rank #13: 288. Nick Lowe biographer Will Birch on the twists and turns of Nick's life and career

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It's the My Favorite Album book club for the next month, trading musicians in for authors of the most exciting books about music and musicians. We kick things off with Will Birch, founding member of The Kursaal Flyers turned journalist and biographer, on his new book 'Cruel to Be Kind', the definitive look at the legendary Nick Lowe's life and career. We talk about Nick's late career reinvention of his sound and image, the infamous Brinsley Schwartz press launch fiasco, Nick's relationship with Elvis Costello, how What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love and Understanding ended up on the Bodyguard soundtrack, the process of writing the book and much more.

Oct 14 2019

51mins

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Rank #14: 255. Gretchen Peters on Bob Dylan 'Blood on the Tracks' (1975)

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Singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters joins me to talk about the every songwriter's favorite Bob Dylan record, 1975's 'Blood on the Tracks'.

Gretchen talks about how she fell in love with the album as she was getting divorced, the unusually soft edges of Dylan’s songwriting on this record, how he treats women in his lyrics, how his songs always bring you to a place of empathy and the importance of being brutally honest with yourself as a songwriter.

My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.

If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

Aug 31 2018

29mins

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Rank #15: 252. Amanda Shires on Leonard Cohen 'Songs of Love and Hate' (1971)

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Singer/songwriter/fiddle wizard Amanda Shires joins me over chicken-fried steak to talk/argue about the great Leonard Cohen and his 1971 masterpiece 'Songs of Love and Hate'.

Is the album depressing? What is Leonard Cohen's best song? Is co-writing good and should Amanda do it? Did she steal one of Cohen's coat hangers? Why did she write a song about wanting to hang out with Cohen? What about the cover of 'I'm Your Man' she did? 

It's a rambling, insightful, funny and sometimes contentious chat from one of today's most engaging performers. Listen to it and then check out her new album 'To The Sunset'.

My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.

If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

Jul 31 2018

40mins

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Rank #16: Kacey Musgraves on John Prine (repost)

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Grammy winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves talks her love iconic iconoclast John Prine and his self-titled debut album. Kacey talks about performing with Prine, playing him the song she wrote about him, how his approach to lyric writing inspired her own songs, why she put her Grammy in a Prine exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and wonders why people keep thinking her and Prine’s songs are about weed.

Feb 04 2019

18mins

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Rank #17: 248. Augie March on Dire Straits 'Dire Straits' (1978)

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Dave Williams, drummer of one of Australia's most acclaimed bands Augie March, joins me to discuss the debut self-titled album of idiosyncratic British rockers Dire Straits.

Trace the American and English influences of the band, Dave makes the case for the record as a concept album, he reveals which members of Augie March like and hate the band, we speculate about Dire Straits' recent bizarre induction ceremony for the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, talk through the Spinal Tap like list of Dire Straits drummers, the journalist eye of Mark Knopfler's lyric writing and more.

My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.

If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

Jul 03 2018

33mins

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321. Joe Satriani on The Jimi Hendrix Experience 'Electric Ladyland' (1968) (

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Guitar icon Joe Satriani joins me to dive into Jimi Hendrix’s magnum opus ‘Electric Ladyland’. Starting with discovering Hendrix through his older sisters back in the late 60s, Joe opens up about what makes the album so special and how its influence has loomed over him for more than fifty years. We discuss how music of the era reflected social upheaval, the progression and maturation of Hendrix’s music leading up to this album, how the album was recorded and how it pushed the technological boundaries of the era, the contributions of guest musicians and engineer Eddie Kramer, the influence Hendrix had on his 60s guitar hero peers and more. Plus, we talk about Joe’s time playing Hendrix’s material live on the Experience Hendrix tour and his philosophy on how to approach the songs and how to avoid doing an impression of his hero.

Aug 11 2020

45mins

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320. Sarah Jarosz on Shawn Colvin 'A Few Small Repairs' (1996)

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Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist wunderkind Sarah Jarosz joins me to talk about Shawn Colvin’s classic ‘A Few Small Repairs’ album, from discovering it as a prepubescent growing up in Texas to falling in love with the album on a whole new level during an I’m With Her tour a few years ago. We dig into the way the Texas singer-songwriter scene loomed over Sarah as a child, meeting and working with Shawn and other legendary musicians including Paul Simon, the many subtleties in the arrangements throughout the album and how she teamed up with the album’s producer, friend of the show John Leventhal, to make her brilliant new album ‘World on the Ground’.

Aug 06 2020

35mins

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319. Shawn Ryan on The Beautiful South 'Welcome to the Beautiful South' (1989)

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Note: This interview was recorded before the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests.

This week, TV legend Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield, SWAT, Timeless and more) takes me back in time 30 years to talk about the debut album by The Beautiful South ‘Welcome to the Beautiful South’. Shawn talks about discovering music in the pre-internet age, the lineage of the Beautiful South in cult heroes The Housemartins, the contradictions between the albums’ sound and lyrical content, the controversial album cover and how the album served as a bizarre soundtrack to the Rodney King police brutality and aftermath in 1991. Plus we talk about how Shawn has used music in his TV projects, discovering new music through his work, the music he loves to write to and why Coldplay earned his respect on The Shield.

Aug 04 2020

42mins

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318. Jasmine Rae on The Chicks 'Taking the Long Way' (2006)

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Jasmine Rae caps off her release week by joining me to discuss Taking the Long Way, the 2006 album that saw The Chicks rising from the ashes of controversy and persecution to create one of their best records. We dig into the album’s backstory, frontwoman Natalie Maines taking a leading role in the band’s songwriting for the first time, parallels to their new album ‘Gaslighter’, the rock’n’roll collaborators who joined the band on this album, their decision to make the lyrics explicitly personal and specific in a way they never had on previous records and more. Plus, we discuss what it’s like to launch a new record (and play shows) in the midst of the pandemic in Australia, and the precarious nature of planning anything.

Jul 31 2020

43mins

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317. Peter Howitt on The Beatles 'Abbey Road' (1969)

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Writer/director Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors, Johnny English, Dangerous Parking) joins me for a good old fashioned Beatles deep dive. We talk about Abbey Road, discovering the records as they came out, why the fascination has endured for over 50 years, Lennon and McCartney’s own ‘sliding doors’ moment, George Harrison’s post-Beatles songwriting trajectory, the Giles Martin remixes, what John Lennon’s music would have been liked if he had lived and much more. Plus, Peter tells me the story of acting with Paul and Linda McCartney on the classic British sitcom ‘Bread’ in 1988.

Jul 28 2020

1hr 10mins

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316. Cassadee Pope on Shania Twain 'The Woman in Me' (1995)

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Today, country hitmaker Cassadee Pope joins me to talk about the Queen, Shania Twain, and her classic 1995 album ‘The Woman In Me’. We talk about the influence that Shania had on the genre and on successive generation of female country stars, her strength and vulnerability (and why those qualities aren’t in opposition), what Shania taught Cassadee, their in person encounter and her fantasies of them one day duetting.

Jul 24 2020

25mins

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315. Jimmie Allen on Darius Rucker 'Learn to Live' (2008)

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Singer/songwriter and country hitmaker Jimmie Allen joins me to talk about Learn to Live, the 2008 album that launched Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish frontman into country superstar. Jimmie talks about sneaking on to Darius’s tour bus when he first moved to Nashville, what it meant to see black artists achieving success in genres outside RnB and hip-hop, the advice Darius gave him, and the historic duet he recorded with Darius and Charley Pride on his new EP Bettie James. Plus, Jimmie reveals why he turned down pop record deals to pursue a career in country music and how even before Jimmie was an established artist, Darius was getting him backstage without even knowing it.

Jul 20 2020

28mins

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314. Katie Noonan on Crowded House 'Crowded House' (1986)

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The great Katie Noonan returns to the show to talk about the classic self-titled debut album by Crowded House. We talk about the band’s origins out of the dissolution of Split Enz, the band’s hit ratio across their four original albums, the classic organ solo on Don’t Dream It’s Over and how Katie reinterpreted the song on her new album, being in bands with siblings, how to deicide if, when and how to reunite a long broken up band, our shared experiences at the Crowded House shows in 2016 and Katie’s childhood aspirations to be a nun.

Jul 16 2020

50mins

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313. David Cross on Firehose 'Live Totem Pole' (1992)

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Comedy legend David Cross (Mr Show, Arrested Development) joins me for a rollicking conversation that starts with cult alternative rockers Firehose’s ‘Live Totem Pole’ record and winds around through David’s early years in California and his experiences in LA rock clubs, the relationships between alt rock and alt comedy, the bands he has seen the most live over the years, his favorite Australian band and the one musical disagreement he and his longtime creative collaborator Bob Odenkirk could never resolve.

Jul 14 2020

38mins

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312. Emma Watkins (The Wiggles) on East Pointers 'Yours to Break' (2019)

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Today I’m joined by the delightful and amazing Emma Watkins aka Emma Wiggle, to talk about her friends the East Pointers and their most recent album ‘Yours to Break’. How does Australia’s most iconic family entertainment unit intersect with a Canadian progressive folk outfit? Find out as Emma takes me through the story of the Newfoundland family musical tradition and how it birthed the East Pointers, the collaborations between the band’s members and the Wiggles, modernising traditional celtic folk sounds, the unexpected part Emma was playing in their Australian shows and more.

Jul 09 2020

29mins

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311. Thomas Schnauz on Pink Floyd 'The Wall' (1979)

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As a writer and director, Thomas Schnauz has been responsible for some of the most legendary TV of the last 30 years, from The X Files to Breaking Back to Better Call Saul, and he’s been sneaking Pink Floyd references into all of them. Thomas joins me to finally talk about ‘The Wall’ (we’ve only been going for 7 years and not a single Floyd record in that time), Syd Barrett, the Roger Waters spitting incident that inspired the record, his wild journey as a young man to see Roger Waters perform the record in full at the Berlin wall and more
 Plus I pitch Thomas what is sure to be the main storyline of Better Call Saul season 5.

Jul 06 2020

36mins

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310. Kate Miller-Heidke on Joni Mitchell 'Hejira' (1976)

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Jul 02 2020

23mins

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309. Mitchell Froom on Ray Charles 'The Genius of Ray Charles' (1959)

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Legendary record producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Sheryl Crow, Randy Newman) joins me to unpack ‘The Genius of Ray Charles’, the audaciously titled classic album where Charles took his first ambitious step outside of R&B into full on jazz. We unpack Charles’s brilliant piano solos, Quincy Jones’s arrangements, the combining of Ray’s band with musicians from Count Basie and Duke Ellington’s orchestras, how to breathe new life into songs that have been recorded many times and how Mitchell bonded with Randy Newman over their shared love of this record. Plus, Mitchell talks about writing and producing ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ with Sheryl Crow, why he won’t write his memoirs, what it’s like to hear songs he’s produced while out in the world and gives insight and updates on the new upcoming Crowded House record he and the rest of the band have been working on during isolation.

Jun 25 2020

47mins

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308. Alex Lahey on Paramore 'Riot!' (2007)

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Jun 18 2020

33mins

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307. David Arnold on Stevie Wonder 'Songs in the Key of Life' (1976)

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Jun 10 2020

1hr 3mins

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306. Rose McGowan on Cocteau Twins 'Heaven or Las Vegas' (1990)

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This week I'm joined by musician, activist, author, filmmaker, photographer and former actress Rose McGowan for a wide ranging chat about Cocteau Twins' classic album 'Heaven or Las Vegas' and her own record ‘Planet 9’. We chat about the Cocteau Twins indecipherable lyrics, how it soundtracked the writing of Rose’s memoir ‘Brave’ and the emotional malleability of the record. Rose also takes me into the process of creating her album ‘Planet 9', the best reviews she's gotten, how she shot her own visual art to accompany the album, how she intends to tour her music while creating an art hub accessible to everyone, why she doesn't want to be a 'pop star', her love of country music and much more.

Jun 04 2020

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305. Paul Dempsey on Fugazi 'In on the Kill Taker' (1993)

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This week I’m joined by rock legend and Something for Kate frontman Paul Dempsey, to dive into Fugazi’s classic album ‘In On The Kill Taker’. Paul discusses how the band’s unique approach to intertwining instrumental parts influenced his guitar playing, the different ways of discovering bands in a pre-internet age, the contrasts between Ian Mackaye and Guy Piccitotto, the time Something for Kate nearly opened for Fugazi, why he has vowed never to cover their songs and his strong feelings against ‘opening the vaults’ and releasing alternate versions of albums.

May 27 2020

32mins

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304. Maya Hawke on Joni Mitchell 'Blue' (1971)

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This week singer/songwriter and actress (Stranger Things, Little Women) Maya Hawke joins me via landline (!) from Woodstock to talk about the enduring classic of unfettered emotion, Joni Mitchell's towering Blue. We dig into Maya's love of poetry and how it intersects with her music, treating the lyrics of Joni's songs as a puzzle, separating art from the artist, how music helped with her dyslexia, the process of writing her own album and how Blue has helped her to find space, privacy and independence during Covid-19 lockdowns.

May 20 2020

45mins

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303. Bob Odenkirk on The Replacements 'Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash' (1981)

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"If you're lucky, you get to see a lot of life. The fact that I can listen to an album like this and connect with a person to a person I was for a good deal of my life, came out of the hardest things in my childhood, and a kind of anger and sadness that motivated me to try to be who I've become and pushed me, kept me from settling. The fact that I can connect to that so directly with an album like this, to the person I was so long ago, it's like a time warp." - Bob Odenkirk.

This week, the legendary Bob Odenkirk (Mr Show, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) joins me to talk about The Replacements classic debut album 'Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash'. Bob talks about whether the album qualifies as punk rock, his shared midwestern roots, the wit and cynicism of the lyrics, how the album helps him access the harsher emotions of his younger self, Bob Mehr's Replacements biography Trouble Boys, the recently released Replacements live record and more. Plus, Bob talks about the challenges of portraying Jimmy McGill on Better Call Saul, from playing someone fifteen years younger than him, how the character's evolving self-awareness has changed his performance and filming the brutal 'Bagman' episode of the most recent season.

May 13 2020

38mins

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302. Liz Hannah (The Post, Long Shot, All the Bright Places) on Van Morrison 'Astral Weeks' (1968)

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In our first lockdown era episode, I connect with Golden Globe nominated screenwriter and producer Liz Hannah (The Post, Long Shot, All the Bright Places) to talk about Van Morrison's classic 'Astral Weeks', as well as how the current situation has impacted Liz and her media diet, how she's listening to music at the moment, iPods, puzzles, streaming services vs DVDs and much more.

May 07 2020

35mins

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By Trig trying - Aug 21 2019
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Great concept, well executed, very enjoyable👌. Jeremy has a pleasant, engaging interview style.

So glad I found this podcast!

By mindcentric - Apr 11 2019
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So glad I found this podcast! Loved the Benmont Tench interview.