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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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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

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 Episode 160 - Interview with Michael Elliott, author of Have A Little Faith: The John Hiatt Story

    Love That Album Episode 160 - Interview with Michael Elliott, author of Have A Little Faith: The John Hiatt Story

    Long time friend and guest of the pod Geoff Smith joins Maurice to speak with Michael Elliott, author of Have A Little Faith: The John Hiatt Story.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Love That Album Podcast Episode 159 - Interview with Steven Jurgensmeyer about album cover design

    Love That Album Podcast Episode 159 - Interview with Steven Jurgensmeyer about album cover design

    Steven Jurgensmeyer joins Maurice to talk about the art of album cover design and his work in the industry.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Love That Album Podcast Episode 158 - Interview with John Kennedy and Peter Timmerman of the 68 Comeback Special

    Love That Album Podcast Episode 158 - Interview with John Kennedy and Peter Timmerman of the 68 Comeback Special

    Interview with John Kennedy and Peter Timmerman of John Kennedy's 68 Comeback Special about their albums of Australian independent artists covers.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Love That Album Podcast Episode 157 - Interview with Prescott Niles of The Knack

    Love That Album Podcast Episode 157 - Interview with Prescott Niles of The Knack

    It's the tail end of the 70s, and top 40 music is heavily leaning to disco and AOR. Sure there's plenty of other things out there, but the charts point not only to disco artists, but pop singers jumping on board the disco train (Barbara Streisand, Kiss, Paul McCartney and Wings).

    Then 4 guys based in Los Angeles recorded and mixed a powerful rock and roll album in a little over 10 days, and for a brief time, the world couldn't get enough of them.

    Welcome to episode 157 of Love That Album.

    It seemed that you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing that flammed drum beat that held together a song as lustful as anything in rock music, My Sharona. Doug Fieger, Berton Averre, Prescott Niles and Bruce Gary released their debut album Get The Knack and music fans went crazy. Of course, things turned sour with fickle fans and the media who had to take these guys down a peg or two. That's not the story (in the main) that this episode is about.

    I am hugely privileged to have Knack bassist Prescott Niles join me to talk about the 6 albums the band released over their career, putting paid to the lie that My Sharona is all they accomplished....but this episode is about more than just The Knack. Prescott talks about his music life starting in Brooklyn, and his time working with musicians like Velvet Turner, Arthur Lee, and George Harrison. He also talks about Fillmore East and Woodstock, and tells some interesting tales about Jimi Hendrix, and a few others.

    This is a mammoth conversation we recorded over two sessions (one wasn't enough to get all these stories out). I am hugely grateful to Prescott for taking the time to join me on the show – something 15 year old me who played Get The Knack to death on original release could never have imagined. I'd also liked to thank Randy Haecker who hooked me up with Prescott.

    So put on your skinny ties and download the show.

    Download this episode of LTA from your podcast app of choice.The wider back catalogue of episodes can also be found at http://lovethatalbumpodcast.blogspot.com

    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 barbecue, over coffee, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

    Proudly Pantheon.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Love That Album Podcast Episode 156 - The Tom Robinson Band "Power In The Darkness"

    Love That Album Podcast Episode 156 - The Tom Robinson Band "Power In The Darkness"

    In the past, Love That Album has avoided getting political. The albums being focused on for the most part didn't require the conversations to get embroiled in the very furnace that keeps people blathering on talk-back radio and social media – mostly in uncivilised fashion.

    That all changes for this episode. If you don't like talk about what a pack of dickheads (I use less polite terminology on the actual show) fascists really are and the political masters who enable them....you might wanna skip this show.

    Otherwise......welcome to episode 156 of Love That Album.

    It seems like we're still in a dark era for humanity with wars and bigotry continuously being part of every day life across this broken planet. In England back in the 70s, the National Front were gaining supporters from both ends of the class system. There was a very real chance that their racist ideology was going to be allowed into mainstream government – not just staying in the fringes of society. The Rock Against Racism movement was born to fight this ideology – particularly after the likes of Eric Clapton and David Bowie started saying things in public that would have been frightening to immigrants and Holocaust survivors.

    It was into this environment that songwriter and activist Tom Robinson brought his music into the public arena. He and his band (aptly named The Tom Robinson Band) brought a tough combination of pub and punk rock mixed with unambiguous lyrics explaining that if people didn't confront the fascists, then life as they knew it was over.

    I am privileged to be joined by podcaster and punk historian Tom Austin-Morgan to discuss the debut album by the TRB, Power In The Darkness. The album is confronting lyrically, but Robinson is smart enough to know that if you back up your messages with catchy hooks and singalong choruses, you'll have a better chance of getting your message across. Tom and I discuss Tom's music in a broader sense, but the necessity is that we have to discuss the political environment of England in the 70s to give the album context. We really couldn't have done the album justice without providing the history.

    I'm super grateful to Tom for providing his time and expertise. I highly recommend his excellent show “Banned Biographies”. The show focuses on the history of the original era of British punk – both by documentary style episodes and interviews with those who were there. Trust me – you need this show in your life. You can find it at all the usual places you get podcasts, or you can find it at https://www.bannedbiographies.com/ You can check the show's socials out at:

    Twitter: @BannedBiogs
    Facebook: @BannedBiographies
    Instagram: @bannedbiographies

    Download this episode of LTA from your podcast app of choice.The wider back catalogue of episodes can also be found at http://lovethatalbumpodcast.blogspot.com

    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 barbecue, over coffee, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

    Proudly Pantheon.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Love That Album Podcast Episode 155 - Small Faces "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake"

    Love That Album Podcast Episode 155 - Small Faces "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake"

    Are you all seated comfortable, too square on your botty? Then Love That Album can begin.

    Welcome to episode 155 of Love That Album podcast.

    As the 1960s rolled on, popular music evolved....and yet some of it looked back for inspiration. In the late 60s, the pop songs that had propelled the early British Invasion bands had moved on to make way for heavier sounds of psychedelia and blues based rock. The mod bands that had started out as purely “maximum R&B” were exploring different avenues while still maintaining some connections to their roots.

    In 1968, The Small Faces had been through their share of grief with crooked management, contracts that did not favour them, and money woes. (Sadly, Steve Marriott's own future was set for a lot more grief). They wrote and recorded what many believe was their masterpiece, “Ogden's Nut Gone Flake”. Side 1 was a collection of hard rock, psychedelia, and old world British music-hall inspired tunes. Side 2 was a concept piece – a story about Happiness Stan who searches for the “missing” half of the moon. The story is narrated by Professor of Gobbledegook, Stanley Unwin. Oh yes, oh yes.....

    I'm joined by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ian Kitney (Overnight Jones, Tim Rogers and the Temperance Union) to contemplate the moon, lavatories, raising one's “oars”, the drumming of Kenny Jones, whether Marriott was mocking the state of contemporary British music, putting holes in one's snare drum, and what happens when George Formby is cleaning “winders”. It was a thrill to have Ian on the show – not only as a musician I've long admired, but also as a wonderful conversation partner about music we love.

    I also want to give a shout out to author Alan Pattinson who has written a series of wonderful books about so many musicians and bands from the “classic” rock era. I bought his book on The Small Faces to get a feel for their history, and I'd recommend anything he'd write.

    You can get Ian's albums from his Bandcamp site at https://iankitney.bandcamp.com/ including his latest called BGM – a wonderful collection of songs crossing over a number of styles over the history of pop.

    You can read Alan's writings at http://alansalbumarchives.blogspot.com/ which features links to his multiple e-books about the histories and discographies of many bands you love.

    Download this episode of LTA from wherever you prefer getting your podcasts.

    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 barbecue, over coffee, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

    Proudly Pantheon.

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Loridans2 ,

The Aussie One (?) is Great

I admit I don't entirely understand the format of this podcast. Some of the episodes are done by a 40 to 50 yr old & crew in Australia, others by a different and younger crew. Sticking to the older, Aussie crew, it's an outstanding show. Maybe the best music podcast I've heard. For those who don't understand why it takes 20 minutes or so to get to the music under consideration, you will when you get older. Or smarter.

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One of my favorite podcasts!

If you like listening to records and talking about them, Love That Album is your show. Maurice and his guests pick an album or two (or a film) by and artist and talk about them openly and honestly. There ain't no music nerd trivia fest here.
Super organic and just a joy to listen to. The Who Quadrophenia ep with Maurice and Zom is particularly superior! Good stuff!

insideoutcast ,

In Depth Discussion of Great Albums

Maurice makes for a great host as he brings on special guests to discuss the albums they love. Walking the line between enthusiastic fan and knowledgable musician he exhibits the best traits of each, presenting commentary that is heartfelt yet informed. They discuss the album in general before going into it track by track. Even the tangents lead to more recommendations of great music with talk of similar or contrasting musical artists. A segment my Eric Reanimator and some shout outs close the show with even further recommendations. A must for any serious fan of music.

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