The 1970s going into the early 1980s are generally regarded as a purple patch of Australian cinema – The Australian New Wave. Film makers had financial support. Audiences wanted to see their own backyard on the big screen (before bloody cultura
Welcome to part 2 of the Love That Album 10 Year Anniversary extravaganza. If you missed the first part, I asked 7 previous co hosts to recommend some favourite albums recorded over the lifespan of the show. In part 1, I had the first four gues
A decade ago (July 14, 2011 to be precise), I unleashed the first episode of Love That Album podcast on the world. Music journalist and massive Bruce Springsteen fan, Jeff Jenkins and I debated which was a better album from the Boss – The Wild,
Remember episode 133 of the show where I spoke with hosts of some of my favourite shows within the Pantheon Podcast Network about their favourite live albums? You don't? Go back and listen to that show....I'll wait.
Welcome to episode 146 of L
Melbournians are a resilient lot. We had some of the harshest lockdowns anywhere in the world during 2020 (very necessarily – I won't argue with anyone on that point). Most of us got through it with good humour, grace, and countless Zoom meetin
Growing up, before even becoming a fan of rock music, there was one name I knew very well – Jon English. He made a huge name for himself in the Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar as Judas – Tim Rice may have declared him the finest
“Good evening, everybody.
“Give a round of applause for the bar staff”
These could be expressions you might hear from any musician in any bar around the world....but there was only one musician in the world who'd utter these AND the following.
So many musicians have become popular based on one thing the caught the public's imagination. Daring to try something different artistically could be a “bad career move”. Of course, some musicians might have been “hiding in plain sight” with th
Love That Album Podcast Episode 141 - Sound As Ever: Australian Indie 1990 – 1999
The 1990s were musically diverse, but are often recalled as the moment that the so-called Seattle sound kicked down your door and got you to include its flannel
Do you like Patrick Bateman? We're not actually here to discuss American Psycho, so the point is probably moot.
We ARE here, however to discuss Bateman's favourite band outside of Huey Lewis and the News, Genesis.
Welcome to episode 140 of
You don't need me telling you that 2020 has...uhhh....not exactly been a highlight for a whole heap of reasons besides the obvious ones ramming their way into your consciousness every day for months.
BUT.......I'm here to tell you there's a b
The history of music (indeed, the history of humankind) is littered with tales of poor behaviour. It can range from stories of murder, molestation and drugs, to reports of every-day obnoxiousness.
Welcome to episode 138 of Love That Album Podc
How do you approach the music of John Cale? He supposedly butted heads with Lou Reed in the Velvet Underground for being too experimental....the creator of Metal Machine Music didn't like that Cale was too experimental!!!!
Welcome to episode 1
The story of English rock music in the 1960s often revolves around some mates meeting up and bonding over a love of blues music or wanting to be the next Beatles. Then there's Fairport Convention.Welcome to episode 136 of Love That Album podcas
The story of English rock music in the 1960s often revolves around some mates meeting up and bonding over a love of blues music or wanting to be the next Beatles.
Then there's Fairport Convention.
Welcome to episode 136 of Love That Album po
Pop music has had its share of bands with siblings: Gallaghers, Finns, Carpenters, Davies, Wilsons (some with heart and some with surf), Isleys, Warhursts…..
Then there’s the Mael men!!!!!
Welcome to episode 135 of Love That Album podcast.
When we think of music coming out of England in the 1960s, it's often in relation to the Mersey Beat, psychedelia, prog rock, or The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. England was also going through a folk music revival in a different way to the American
Music fans generally agree that the experience of seeing musicians perform live can be the greatest experience music can offer. The way the members of an orchestra or a band can play off each other and feed off an audience's enthusiasm often re
Tired of having your social media filled with the latest COVID-19 stats or fire and brimstone messages from friends who aren't virologists offering their two cents worth? Never fear. This month on LTA, we will digress your mind with stories of
Back in late 2015 for episode 84 of LTA, I was joined by my friend and fellow jazzhead, Terry Frost to discuss 6 jazz albums we dug (I did it again for episode 95 in 2016 by myself – not as much fun).
Episode 131 is now available to groove on
Welcome to episode 130 of Love That Album.
It's time for the annual discussion of favourite discoveries of the year. In the previous episode, I consulted with the great music journalists of Melbourne. For part 2, I am joined by my son Max to ta
Hey there, LTA listeners.
Here's a short podcast vaguely explaining the state of the nation at LTA HQ.
My huge thanks to Peter and Christian at the terrific Pantheon network of music podcasts for their patience.
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It's December, so as per annual tradition at LTA Headquarters, the episodes are dedicated to discussing the best albums we heard for the first time over the year, regardless of when they were released.
I break this up into two episodes. This fi
It's the end of an era for Love That Album. Welcome to episode 62 of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition – the final episode of the LTA offshoot.
Back in 2012, Eric Peterson (aka Reanimator) discovered the main show and of his own volition
F. Scott Fitzgerald famously once said, “There are no second acts in American lives”.
Just as well that Marianne Faithfull is British.
Welcome to episode 128 of Love That Album podcast.
Marianne started out as a folk singer in the mid 60s. Sh
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