100 episodes

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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    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

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.

    381. Light the Fuse hosts on U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ and Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’

    381. Light the Fuse hosts on U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ and Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’

    In our third crossover podcast, I welcome back filmmaker Charles Hood and journalist Drew Taylor, hosts of the brilliant Mission Impossible podcast Light the Fuse. This time we (mainly) don’t talk about movies, but delve into their respective favorite albums, the 30 year old U2 classic ‘Achtung Baby’ and the world dominating final album from Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’.
    We talk about how Achtung Baby forged a new path for U2 after the apex mountain of The Joshua Tree album, the Berlin sessions that bought tension within the band to a boil, the meaning of the song ‘One’, Bono’s character  ‘The Fly’, the influence of producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and whether Tom Cruise and Bono are copying each other’s hairstyles.
    Then we talk about why Daft Punk broke up, the duo’s philosophy of creating new analogue samples as the foundation of the album, the involvement of Muppets songwriting legend Paul Williams, why they never toured the album, Daft Punk’s mystique and more.
    Plus we somehow get into discussions/fights about 3D, the Avatar sequels, which Men In Black films are good and Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    380. Jon Hiatt biographer Michael Elliott on ‘Bring the Family’ (1987)

    380. Jon Hiatt biographer Michael Elliott on ‘Bring the Family’ (1987)

    Today I’m bringing you a fascinating conversation with the Michael Elliott, author of the new and definitive John Hiatt biography ‘Have A Little Faith’. We dive deep into ‘Bring the Family’, the 1987 classic that broke open Hiatt’s career after years of struggle. We talk about the album being an alternative to the dominant production of the late 80s, how it presaged Americana music, how Hiatt assembled Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner as his dream band for the sessions (and how Lowe almost didn’t make it), the adult subject matter of the lyrics, Bonnie Raitt’s cover of Thing Called Love, how James Cameron used Alone in the Dark in True Lies and how Hiatt proves that sobering up and getting your life together can produce a songwriter’s best work.

    • 56 min
    379. Bob Dylan special ft Robyn Hitchcock, Ketch Secor, Steven Hyden, Brian Koppelman and Bill Wyman

    379. Bob Dylan special ft Robyn Hitchcock, Ketch Secor, Steven Hyden, Brian Koppelman and Bill Wyman

    Well, we’re only seven months late. But here at long last is our Bob Dylan 80th Birthday special, featuring new conversations with some of favourite guests from the history of the podcast talking about different aspects of Dylan and his music from the 60s to the 90s to now.
    - Old Crow Medicine’s Show Ketch Secor on how Bob Dylan changed Nashville, and the process of excavating and finally falling in love with Blonde on Blonde as Old Crow made their album length tribute.
    - Robyn Hitchcock dissects the A side of Blonde on Blonde track by track - Rainy Day Women #12 and 35, Pledging My Time, Visions of Johanna and One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later).
    - Brian Koppelman on why Chrissie Hynde’s Dylan tribute record is the perfect onramp for non-fans, and the underrated beauty of Bob’s 1993 blues album World Gone Wrong, which set the tone for the second half of his career.
    - Bill Wyman on thirty years of Dylan’s Never Ending Tour and why he’s unlike every other rock star of his generation.
    - Steven Hyden on why Dylan’s real secret might be that he’s a pretty normal guy.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    378. Client Liaison on Prince 'The Rainbow Children' (2001) and Cut Copy 'Bright Like Neon Love' (2004)

    378. Client Liaison on Prince 'The Rainbow Children' (2001) and Cut Copy 'Bright Like Neon Love' (2004)

    Today we’re bringing you a first for the show - a two part conversation about two records with two members of mutli-award winning Australian duo Client Liaison, whose conflicting taste comes together in a fascinating way in their own music.
    First I talk to Monte Morgan about Prince’s turn of the century concept album ‘The Rainbow Children’. We dig into this album’s different reputations amongst casual and die hard fans, the Jehovah’s Witness inspired story, how Prince was able to keep reinventing himself through his albums and Monte’s experience being invited up on stage by the man himself at a concert.
    Then I talk to Harvey Miller about Cut Copy’s ‘Bright Like Neon Love’. We talk about how the music of your teen years stays with you, how the world of this music intersected with fashion and French House music, the early days of music on the internet in the MySpace era, how Cut Copy’s success made being from Melbourne and making great music seem more realistic and more.

    • 38 min
    377. Thom Zimny on Bruce Springsteen 'Live in the Promised Land' (1978)

    377. Thom Zimny on Bruce Springsteen 'Live in the Promised Land' (1978)

    Today, filmmaker and longtime Bruce Springsteen collaborator (Letter to You, Western Stars) Thom Zimny joins me to unpack the spark of his lifelong journey on E Street, the classic live bootleg ‘Live in the Promised Land’, recorded in San Fransisco on the 1978 tour behind ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’.
    We talk about how Thom discovered the record as a teenager, the joys and charms of the bootleg experience and how it made Thom feel like part of a secret subculture, how the design and flaws of the quality and packaging influenced his later documentary work with Bruce, the power and legend of the classic E Street Band, Bruce’s on stage monologues, the story of how Thom established his working relationship with Bruce and Jon Landau on the Live in New York City concert film and whether there are any plans to document the final E Street Band tour.

    • 41 min
    376. Inside David Byrne’s American Utopia: A Behind the Scenes Special

    376. Inside David Byrne’s American Utopia: A Behind the Scenes Special

    From the early days of Talking Heads, David Byrne has been developing unique and fascinating new ways to present his music to the world. There’s no finer example of this than the jaw-dropping American Utopia show, which the NME called “The Best Live Show Of All Time”.
    Today we are delving inside the process of creating and performing the show from its early touring incarnation through to the wildly successful Broadway run that has just triumphantly resumed at the St James Theatre. I talk to key members of the band and cast about the show's merging of rock concert with modern dance piece and Broadway show, the innovative staging and unique challenges of reconfiguring classic songs for the show, the costumes, memories from the road, celebrity encounters, working with Spike Lee on the film version, how they went from collaborators to family and the challenges and joys of finally bringing the show back a year later than planned.
    Thank you to cast members Angie Swan, Bobby Wooten, Chris Giarmo, Mauro Refosco and Stéphane San Juan for sharing their insights and stories, to Aussie queen of rock radio Zan Rowe for joining me to break down what makes the show special and publicist Michelle Farabaugh for making the whole thing possible.











     

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Elliott Lefko ,

Great Podcast

Really enjoying this podcast. The host asks really intelligent questions and the podcast highlights some fantastic albums. The guests are both known and undiscovered to me but always informative.

Bird Charmer ,

White Album

Listened to the four parter about the White Album and a few other eps. Enjoyed the insights from the different guests as well.

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