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.
Best Of - Bob Odenkirk on The Replacements ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash’ (1981)
Best Of - Gretta Ray on Blake Mills 'Break Mirrors' (2010)
Best Of - Hannah Joy (Middle Kids) on My Brightest Diamond ‘Bring Me The Workhorse’ (2006)
350. Sarah Assbring (El Perro del Mar) on Spiritualized 'Let It Come Down' (2001)
Today, the woman being El Perro del Mar, Sarah Assbring, goes from subject of this podcast to a guest, as she joins me in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Spiritualized’s 2001 album ‘Let It Come Down’. We talk about how the album shook up Sarah’s life during a period where she had walked away from performing as a singer-songwriter, how the ambition of the record continues to inspire her, the incredible scope of the album’s orchestrations and emotions, the relationship between the album and religiosity, how Sarah has found her own version of the wall of sound used on this album and how she still harbours ambitions to create a record with a similar scope.
349. Gordi on Bon Iver '22, A Million' (2016)
Today spellbinding singer-songwriter-doctor Sophie Payten aka Gordi joins me to dive into the world of Bon Iver’s 2016 game changer ‘22, A Million’. We dig into how Sophie feels about frequent comparisons between her and Bon Iver, how this album upended what people thought of as Bon Iver’s sound, different interpretations of the album’s opening line ‘It might be over soon’, what it was like for Sophie to work with this album’s co-producer and mixer on her latest record, the unpronounceable track names and how she ended up singing with Bon Iver on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Plus, we chat about Sophie’s new single, a duet with friend of the show Alex Lahey about my favorite dive bar, Dinos in East Nashville.
348. Colin Lane on Elton John 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' (1973)
Australian comedy legend Colin Lane (Lano and Woodley) is a self-proclaimed sceptic when it comes to people’s deep emotional connection to pop stars, but he proves a game guest on this week’s podcast, as he and I mark Elton John’s first appearance on the show by talking about ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’. We get into the ins and outs of Elton’s partnership with Bernie Taupin, how much the songs reflect Bernie’s point of view over Elton’s, Colin’s own insights on how to keep a creative partnership together over multiple decades, the beautiful ‘naffness’ of Elton’s music, whether it’s becoming more acceptable to sing explicitly about same sex relationships in pop music and a great rollicking chat about the Elton biopic Rocket Man and why we feel like it was far superior than Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
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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.
Enaff was enaff.
Pointless drivel mostly. The clincher was the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road episode with someone named Colin. He kept going on about how he really doesn’t like music that much and never bought records and then called the songs “naff.” I thought “Why am I listening to this?”
Kristina Murray on Lucinda Williams
I’ve loved this album from the first time I heard it many years ago and appreciate it even more when I hear Kristina Murray talk about it with passion and emotion. I love this podcast and Jeremy Dylan’s interviews.