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Podcast discussing a variety of great albums from the rock, jazz or folk genres in some depth. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Love That Album Maurice Bursztynski

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Podcast discussing a variety of great albums from the rock, jazz or folk genres in some depth. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    Sound As Ever: Australian Indie 1990 – 1999

    Sound As Ever: Australian Indie 1990 – 1999

    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 shirt in your next wash. Gone were the horrible Linn drums of the 1980s....guitars, bass and drums were back. What was previously “alternative” now forced its way into the mainstream.

    Welcome to episode 141 of Love That Album Podcast.

    It cannot be argued – Australian music was in a very healthy state during the nineties, definitely from an artistic perspective. People loved to go hear live music and support local bands – the pub scene was carrying on a long tradition from previous decades of providing stages for musicians to do their thing....despite the disgusting disease that was poker machines being allowed into Victorian pubs early in the decade making some venues less musician friendly.

    Scott Thurling started up a label called Popboomerang in the early 2000s to support the musicians he loved. He spent a large part of the previous decade seeing as many bands as he could physically get to. It comes as a surprise to no one that his knowledge of Australian independent music from this period is second to none (as is his record and CD collection).

    Early on in the pandemic lockdown in Victoria, Scott and Jane Gazzo started a Facebook group dedicated to those indie bands. The group exploded with punters and musicians all willing to share stories, photos and paraphernalia. Wanting to expand the collective experience, they hit upon a plan to get as many previously unreleased songs from bands of the period and release a CD. In 2020, they released TWO albums filled to the brim with songs previously lying around gathering dust.

    My great friend and previous LTA presenter, David Blom joins me to talk with Scott about Sound As Ever: Australian Indie 1990 – 1999, Volumes 1 and 2. We talk about the era, the politics, the culture, the venues, and most importantly, the songs on these anthologies.

    Join the SAE group (it doesn't matter if you were there at the time or even know these bands) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SoundAsEver.

    Order the CDs or downloads from https://soundaseveraustralianindie90-99.bandcamp.com/music

    Download this episode of LTA from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”).

    Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to http://pantheonpodcasts.com to check out all their great shows.

    You can send me feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

    If you’d consider writing an iTunes review I’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a (socially distanced) barbecue, over coffee (on Skype), on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Genesis "Duke"

    Genesis "Duke"

    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 Love That Album.


    Popular myth suggests that the world is broken up into two sorts of people – those who like their rock music straight forward and edgy, and those who like virtuoso noodling with complex counterpoint and time signatures. That latter group group can be broken up into two groups – those who like Gabriel-era Genesis, and those who like 80s pop Genesis. The problem is, what about the four albums in between? (Or maybe the problem is I'm just talking guff).


    In 1980, the trio of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks released what could be considered their final album that tipped its hat to the more progressive rock days while looking forward to the popular monster that they would become in the 1980s. That album is Duke.


    I am joined by sound engineer, Frank Verderosa. Up until last year, he was a part of the Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast team. He's a long time Genesis fan across all eras, but this album holds a very strong place in his heart. We had a great discussion with focus on Duke, but also discuss whether the latter Genesis albums are bereft of prog of any sort (and whether the early albums are completely free of pop), sound production values, film arcs and broadway musicals....and noticeably avoid any talk of serial killers. We DID make note of one thing that would guarantee Gilbert Gottfried's interest in having Phil Collins on his show....tune in and find out.


    I was thrilled to have Frank on as guest. Keep an eye out for when he finally unleashes his podcast Unsung: The People You Don't Know You Know...it's gonna be great. If you have any audio needs or just want to read what he's up to sound-wise, go to https://www.frankverderosa.com/

    Download this episode of LTA from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”).

    Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to http://pantheonpodcasts.com to check out all their great shows.


    You can send me feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

    If you’d consider writing an iTunes review I’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a (socially distanced) barbecue, over coffee (on Skype), on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Love That Album Podcast Episode 139 - Interview with Charles Jenkins of Icecream Hands

    Love That Album Podcast Episode 139 - Interview with Charles Jenkins of Icecream Hands

    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 beautiful rose that grown out of the dirt.


    Welcome to episode 139 of Love That Album podcast.


    If you've hung around the Facebook page for this podcast long enough, you'll know I'm obsessed with Melbourne band Icecream Hands. No one expected an album of new material from these master music craftsmen....and yet, just when we needed it most, they delivered one to us, No Weapon But Love. This is the first album in 13 years from the band (who have remained busy with other musical activities in the meantime).


    One of the two main singers and songwriters for the band, Charles Jenkins, returns to LTA for the first time in 7 years to discuss the album a lifesaving operation, The Zhivagos, academia, and how Charles' love of cricket not only made him into a songwriter, but how the West Indies Cricket Team determines the sequence of an album!!!! It's twue, it's twue.....


    Download this episode of LTA from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”). Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to http://pantheonpodcasts.com to check out all their great shows.


    A special shout out to Melbourne film maker Chris Franklin for leading me to his excellent short film about Charles called No Tears In The Writer. It's a great 17 minutes of insight into how Charles works. It's streaming at https://www.franklinimage.com.au/charles-jenkins.html


    You can send me feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum


    If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a (socially distanced) barbecue, over coffee (on Skype), on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Van Morrison "Saint Dominic's Preview"

    Van Morrison "Saint Dominic's Preview"

    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 Podcast.

    As music fans, we make conscious decisions to either overlook or take to heart the behaviour of those we put on a pedestal for their art. We decide whether to separate the art from the artist or hold them accountable for behaviour and beliefs we cannot separate from their output.

    Throughout the career of George Ivan Morison, there have been reported incidents of rudeness and poor treatment of those around him. This is in complete contrast to his music which dwells in themes of love, nature and spirituality – both musically and lyrically. In September 2020, he has tested his fanbase and given fuel to his detractors for the announcement that he is releasing new songs in protest of Covid-19 lockdown. Is this consistent with previous Van-isms or is this one step beyond?

    I am joined by drummer, author, music producer and Van Morrison megafan Pat Thomas to discuss the 1972 release Saint Dominic’s Preview. It is an album that celebrates all that is beautiful in life by a man who sounds like he really believes it. However, it would be disingenuous if we didn’t take the time to discuss the walking contradiction that is Van Morrison (….and yes, we talk about the news of his Covid stance). We also discuss the place his music has in our hearts, his behaviour, his connection to Belfast, and where the album stands developmentally in connection to his catalogue.

    There are artists I refuse to give patronage to for repulsive views that others have no issues with. My continued enjoyment of Van’s music may be in contradiction to others’ beliefs – so be it. There is no one size fits all.

    My huge thanks to Pat for taking the time to join me for a great (virtual) fireside chat. Until he releases his book analysing the work of Van Morrison, you can read his thoughts at https://www.facebook.com/Listen-to-the-Lion-musings-on-Van-his-band-street-choir-102018017848023/ You can order his books “Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1965 – 1975” and “Did It! From Yippie To Yuppie” wherever great books are available from.

    Download this episode of LTA from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”). Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to pantheonpodcasts.com to check out all their great shows.

    You can send me feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

    If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a (socially distanced) barbecue, over coffee (on Skype), on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    John Cale's "Paris 1919"

    John Cale's "Paris 1919"

    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 137 of Love That Album podcast.

    I am joined by my partner from the See Hear podcast, Bernard Stickwell and first time guest and music-head Fnord Buissant (aka Doug to his family). The central focus of the show is John Cale's most musically accessible album Paris 1919 (but is lyrically dense). The album is named for the post-WW1 Paris Peace Accords, so we explore how 20th century European history (as well as literature and cinema) dictated the subject matter of these songs.

    Of course it wouldn't be an LTA episode without much some peripheral discussion about Cale's career in the Velvet Underground, his work as a producer, how he came to write a (none too flattering) song about Soft Machine songwriter Kevin Ayres, Oliver Reed, Dylan Thomas....and a ton of other things.

    It's been way too long since Bernie did an LTA, so I was really happy to have his perspective (and his recommendation) of this album. Huge thanks also go out to Doug for making the first of hopefully many appearances on the show – the man knows his stuff.

    Download this episode of LTA from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”). Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network..

    You can send me feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

    If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a (socially distanced) barbecue, over coffee (on Skype), on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Interview with John Penhallow about Fairport Convention

    Interview with John Penhallow about Fairport Convention

    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 podcast.

    Fairport Convention assembled around 1966 and rehearsed in the same neighbourhood as another band of Muswell Hillbillies. The line-up has changed over the years, but the mission has always been to adapt folk music to a rock setting. Early on, they interpreted contemporary folk songwriters from North America like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Before too long though, the band looked too their own history to make British folk music contemporary.

    Bondi Cigars' guitarist Shane Pacey joins me once again, and we speak with John Penhallow, the first manager of Fairport Convention. John was there right at the very beginning due to his friendship with guitarist Simon Nicol. He played a large part in looking after the band on day-to-day business before Joe Boyd, so he regales us with stories from that period.

    We speak about the early FC days, his work in archiving Sandy Denny's music, Cropredy, some band called The Ravens, and the late Judy Dyble. Beyond telling the story of a band, this is a great story about friendship and community. What other long running band still has ex-members regularly turn up to play with them?John was very generous with his time and memories. Shane and I are thankful for him making himself available.....on his birthday weekend at that!!! Also huge thanks to David Kelly for arranging this, and Mark Snowden for getting us to clarify a very important part of Fairport history.

    Please explore Shane's music at both https://bondicigars.com/ and https://shanepaceytrio.com.au/

    Download this episode of LTA from Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”).

    Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ to check out all their great shows.

    You can send me feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

    If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a (socially distanced) barbecue, over coffee (on Skype), on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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