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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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    316. Cassadee Pope on Shania Twain 'The Woman in Me' (1995)

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 28 min
    314. Katie Noonan on Crowded House 'Crowded House' (1986)

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

    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.

    • 50 min

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Abbey Road - Peter Howitt

Wow. What a great episode of a great podcast. Thank you. So many coincidental things and heartfelt views shared by both Peter and Jeremy. I totally agree with Peter regarding the Bootleg Beatles - They are easily the best and as close as any of us mere mortals will ever get to see The Beatles. Do yourselves a favor if you get the chance to see them, do it.

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