498 episodes

Musicians, writers, actors and more talk about the music they love and how it's influenced and inspired them. Guests include Phoebe Bridgers, Jason Isbell, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Bob Odenkirk, Benmont Tench, Neil Finn and more.

My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan Jeremy Dylan

    • Music
    • 4.2 • 227 Ratings

Musicians, writers, actors and more talk about the music they love and how it's influenced and inspired them. Guests include Phoebe Bridgers, Jason Isbell, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Bob Odenkirk, Benmont Tench, Neil Finn and more.

    428. The Revered Shawn Amos on Junior Wells Blues Band with Buddy Guy 'Hoodoo Man Blues' (1965)

    428. The Revered Shawn Amos on Junior Wells Blues Band with Buddy Guy 'Hoodoo Man Blues' (1965)

    Today, I'm joined by the Reverend Shawn Amos to turn a spotlight on a classic blues record that has reverberated down almost six decades since its recording - Junior Wells 'Hoodoo Man Blues'. We talk about the contrast between Junior Wells unprecedented creative feedom and the restraints on blues artists at Chess Records, the interplay with Buddy Guy's guitar playing and Buddy's friendship with Junior, how the album defies blues stereotypes, Junior's harmonica playing, Wells' influence on Shawn as a live performer, the trap of fake authenticity, inventing yourself as an artist, what Beyonce and Bob Dylan have in common, how the album fits into the context of the mid-60s, hiccup licks, how Shawn approaches performing 'Hoodoo Man Blues', why blues music shouldn't be a museum piece and more.

    • 38 min
    427. Carla Geneve on The Drones 'Wait Long By the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By' (2005)

    427. Carla Geneve on The Drones 'Wait Long By the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By' (2005)

    Today, Carla Geneve zooms in from WA to celebrate the almost-20th anniversary of The Drones classic  'Wait Long By the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By'. Carla talks about being introduced to the record by her Dad at age 11, the violence of the music and subject matter, the epic nature of the nine songs, leaving space for meaning and atmosphere, using slower tempos to create intensity, the unadorned nature of the record, the brutal literature of Gareth Liddiard's lyrics, the importance of chronicling the stories of who Gareth is writing about, what movie would best sync up with the album, the influence of this record on guitar players, and much more, including why P!nk is the Tom Cruise of pop music. 

    • 33 min
    426. Matthew Milia (Frontier Ruckus) on Paul and Linda McCartney 'RAM' (1971)

    426. Matthew Milia (Frontier Ruckus) on Paul and Linda McCartney 'RAM' (1971)

    Today singer-songwriter and Frontier Ruckus frontman Matthew Milia joins me to celebrate Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 masterpiece RAM. We talk about the freedoms and pressures on Paul as an artist in the wake of the Beatles breakup, his philosophy of 'don't fix the mistake, explore the accident', the darkness in some of the lyrics, the derangement of Monkberry Moon Delight, reclaiming the mantle of the avant garde from John Lennon, Linda's contributions as a producer and vocalist, the influence of the production on modern indie music and more.

    • 31 min
    425. Ken Womack on his book about Beatles road manager Mal Evans, 'Living the Beatles Legend' (2023)

    425. Ken Womack on his book about Beatles road manager Mal Evans, 'Living the Beatles Legend' (2023)

    TW: Suicide
    Today, celebrated author Ken Womack joins me to unpack his extraordinary new definitive biography of Beatles road manager Mal Evans, 'Living the Beatles Legend'. Ken talks about the incredible access given to him by the Evans family, including Mal's unpublished memoirs and diaries, the digital warehouse he built to sort through the incredible archival material, how much of the Beatles story is Mal's story, how the Beatles invented the pop superstar industry as they went along, how Mal managed to take on roles that would now be filled by dozens of individuals, how the Beatles laid the template for every rock'n'roll narrative that has followed, the friction between Mal and Brian Epstein, how Mal compartmentalised his life, how Mal championed and produced Badfinger in the face of Allen Klein's opposition, Mal's friendship with Paul McCartney, the upcoming quartet of Sam Mendes directed Beatles movies, the myth of the solitary genius, how important every member of the Beatles inner circle was to their success, and the conterfactuals in Beatles history, including how Mal's story might have unfolded over the past decades if it hadn't been so tragically cut short.

    • 58 min
    424. Deirdre Kelly on her book 'Fashioning the Beatles: The Looks That Shook The World' (2023)

    424. Deirdre Kelly on her book 'Fashioning the Beatles: The Looks That Shook The World' (2023)

    Today we bring you a (if you can believe it) new perspective on the Beatles story, as Dierdre Kelly joins me to discuss her fascinating book 'Fashioning The Beatles: The Looks That Shook The World', in which she unpacks the journey of the Fab Four's style across their careers, how they influenced and were influenced by fashion and the culture at large. From the edgy elegance of their early years, the contradictions between their working class drawl and sharp presentation, the rapid pace of change in both their look and sound, how they helped popularise corduroy, the rise of menswear as a form of cultural expression and the case for Ringo Starr as the most stylish Beatle.

    • 41 min
    423. Jeremiah Fraites (The Lumineers) on Radiohead 'Ok Computer' (1997)

    423. Jeremiah Fraites (The Lumineers) on Radiohead 'Ok Computer' (1997)

    Today I'm joined by songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of The Lumineers, Jeremiah Fraites, to wax rhapsodic on Radiohead's iconic 1997 album 'OK Computer'.
    We talk about Jeremiah's journey from hating to loving Radiohead as a teenager, the album's diverse but coherent sound, the album's sonic easter eggs, the balance of performed and constructed elements, the early live incarnations of the OK Computer songs, road testing songs in the pre-iPhone era, the power of boredom as creative fuel and more. We also breakdown Jeremiah's beautiful interpretation of 'No Surprises', featured on his new album 'Piano Piano 2', and the process of arranging the song and recording with Gregory Alan Isakov.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

MareSwan ,

Please

Please get Gretta back to talk about another Taylor Swift album please

linda2434 ,

Do your homework

Good podcast, but please do your homework. On the Sarah Jarosz episode, you basically said that Shawn Colvin is a songwriter and not an instrumentalist. Shawn is an incredibly talented and unique guitarist. Please watch a video of her playing a song with just her guitar and I think you will see that she is more than a rhythm player, as you describe her in the episode.

Jasperdoodke ,

A shame

Sounds like interviewee has a roll of toilet paper in his mouth.
Unlistenable.
Get a sound engineer

Top Podcasts In Music

The Joe Budden Podcast
The Joe Budden Network
100 Best Albums Radio
Apple Music
New Rory & MAL
Rory Farrell & Jamil "Mal" Clay & Studio71
The Story of Classical
Apple Music
Primer
Maximum Fun
Friday Night Karaoke
Friday Night Karaoke

You Might Also Like

Sound Opinions
Sound Opinions
Something About the Beatles
Evergreen Podcasts
Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam and Justin Richmond
Pushkin Industries
I am the EggPod
I am the EggPod
Jokermen
Jokermen
Bandsplain
The Ringer