36 episodes

Jim Salveson rediscovers some of Indie Rock's most iconic albums with the people who helped make them the classic's they are. From Punk to Brit Pop from Rock to Madchester you'll hear the stories behind some of the greatest LPs to ever grace your record collection and be inspired to go back and listen to them again, right through to the hole in the middle.The interviews in this podcast were recorded for the XS Long Player series on XS Manchester. Where classic albums we're played in full. You can listen live via www.xsmanchetser.co.uk

XS Long Player: Classic Indie Albums XS Manchester

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Jim Salveson rediscovers some of Indie Rock's most iconic albums with the people who helped make them the classic's they are. From Punk to Brit Pop from Rock to Madchester you'll hear the stories behind some of the greatest LPs to ever grace your record collection and be inspired to go back and listen to them again, right through to the hole in the middle.The interviews in this podcast were recorded for the XS Long Player series on XS Manchester. Where classic albums we're played in full. You can listen live via www.xsmanchetser.co.uk

    The Lathums 'How Beautiful Life Can Be' with Alex Moore

    The Lathums 'How Beautiful Life Can Be' with Alex Moore

    The youngest album to feature to date on the XS Long Player features on this episode as we head up to Wigan to take a look at the number 1, debut album from The Lathums.
    Being barely a year old means that the making of this classic LP is still fresh in the mind of Lathums' front man Alex Moore who spoke to Jim about his memories from the session, the early days of the band and how music was almost like a type of therapy to him in the early days.
    Take a listen to the whole of the album here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2r8yXie5ySfYgRuxmceSmf?si=VXA-nhR8ShGFTKMJB-VjzQ
    The XS Long player Podcast is taken from the XS Long player radio show on XS Manchester: A classic album played in full - listen live via www.xsmanchester.co.uk - where Jim also hosts the XS Evening Show.
    Follow XS on Twitter: @XSManchester
    Follow Jim on Twitter: @Mr_Jimbob
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    • 18 min
    Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand with Alex Kapranos

    Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand with Alex Kapranos

    The classic indie album being discussed on this episode of the XS Long Player is the 2004 eponymous debut from Franz Ferdinand.
    Who better to talk about the 2004 Grammy-winning, Mercury nominated LP than the band's frontman Alex Kapranos?
    Alex shares his stories of the early days in the band, how they developed their unique sound and what the hidden message in Top 20 track "Michael" is all about.
    If you want to listen to the album back in full head to Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0vi5ePiEHrGZJF7QhnDW2z?si=4lsDk01NTaKujQM7FA-eug
    The XS Long player Podcast is taken from the XS Long player radio show on XS Manchester: A classic album played in full - listen live via www.xsmanchester.co.uk - where Jim also hosts the XS Evening Show.
    Follow XS on Twitter: @XSManchester
    Follow Jim on Twitter: @Mr_Jimbob

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    • 24 min
    Oasis 'Be Here Now' - 25th Anniversary Special

    Oasis 'Be Here Now' - 25th Anniversary Special

    It may make us all feel very old but there is no denying it... 'Be Here Now' is 25 years old!
    Oasis 3rd album was released on 21st August 1997, just 36 months after their debut album announced the brothers Gallagher to the world.
    On this podcast Jim Salveson peers back through the mists of time and talks to some of the people who were in the room whilst the album was being recorded;
    Long time Oasis colaborator and album cover designer Brian Cannon, Nick Brine who engineered the album alongside producer Owen Morris and Nick Ingham (dubbed Oasis' George Martin) who arranged the strings and brass on the album.
    You'll also hear some thoughts from Oasis super-fan and host of The Oasis Podcast James Corcoran.
    If this podcast puts you in the mood to listen back to the whole album in full then you can find it here: https://open.spotify.com/album/021D07OEcg0c4tUCilc7ah?si=Hhq0yJwJRXaPk0nfMmgfQg
    Plus, if you want to hear the XS Long Player episode looking at the making of 'Definitely Maybe' with the boss of Creation Records Alan McGee then you can find that here: https://pod.fo/e/fcad1
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    • 45 min
    Kula Shaker "K" with Crispian Mills & Alonza Bevan

    Kula Shaker "K" with Crispian Mills & Alonza Bevan

    We head back to 1996 and the heart of the Brit Pop era on this episode of the XS Long Player to discuss classic Kula Shaker album 'K'... an LP that became the fastest selling debut album since Oasis!

    For this show Jim is joined by Crispian and Alonza from the band who discuss winning (jointly with Placebo) the legendary In The City award, working with Stone Roses producer John Leckie and the whirlwind of events that followed the creation and release of this stunning album!

    If you need a reminder to exactly how good this album was then check it out on Spotify here:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/36jftdZTGKwWquJeTmE3vE?si=aRRItx2iQR-TwOa-PxpVmQ

    The XS Long player Podcast is taken from the XS Long player radio show on XS Manchester: A classic album played in full (some) Thursday nights at 8pm (GMT) listen live via www.xsmanchester.co.uk - where Jim also hosts the XS Evening Show.
    Follow XS on Twitter: @XSManchester
    Follow Jim on Twitter: @Mr_Jimbob
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    • 20 min
    Doves 'The Last Broadcast' with Andy Williams

    Doves 'The Last Broadcast' with Andy Williams

    Amazingly, Doves second album, The Last Broadcast is 20 years old in 2022 and to mark the occasion Andy Williams from the iconic Manchester band sat down with Jim Salveson to talk through the making of their biggest album.

    The album charted at No1 in the album charts and also spawned the bands highest charting single to date, There Goes The Fear (it was only beaten to the No1 spot on NSYNC and Oasis). In this podcast Andy chats about his work with Jimi and Jez Goodwin, how this album changed the perception of the band and why one song on the album has the wrong name!

    If this interview inspires you to go back and listen to the BRILLIANT album that is "The Last Broadcast" then you can listen here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4HihJAJjF6hSVoh318zLu9?si=0kGbl2alQ8uixbFEERY5ig

    If you are a fan of Manchester music then why not check out some of the other shows on music from that City in the series so far:
    Oasis 'Definitely Maybe' with Alan McGee - https://pod.fo/e/fcad1
    Inspiral Carpets 'Life' with Clint Boon - https://pod.fo/e/f97a8
    Blossom "Blossoms" with Blossoms - https://pod.fo/e/daabe
    Badly Drawn Boy 'The Hour of Bewilderbeast' with Damon Gough - https://pod.fo/e/cb889
    *and there are even more shows in the back catalogue too!!!

    The XS Long player Podcast is taken from the XS Long player radio show on XS Manchester: A classic album played in full (some) Thursday nights at 8pm (GMT) listen live via www.xsmanchester.co.uk - where Jim also hosts the XS Evening Show.

    Follow XS on Twitter: @XSManchester
    Follow Jim on Twitter: @Mr_Jimbob
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    • 23 min
    Babybird "Ugly Beautiful" with Stephen Jones

    Babybird "Ugly Beautiful" with Stephen Jones

    We're going back 25 years for this XS Long Player to celebrate the anniversary of a MASSIVE album from 1996... "Ugly Beautiful" from Babybird.

    For this episode, Jim Salveson talks to frontman Stephen Jones about his memories of making the album, going from signing on to superstardom in a few months because of the phenomenal success of the album and his relationship with what he calls "Marmite song" 'You're Gorgeous.

    If you need a reminder of this brilliant and eclectic album then you can listen to the whole thing on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1jDQR7dZB0TrGIZJ4vcrLb?si=HQ9sc_fQQ7SKa53tpwEm6A

    The XS Long player Podcast is taken from the XS Long player radio show on XS Manchester: A classic album played in full (some) Thursday nights at 8pm (GMT) listen live via www.xsmanchester.co.uk - where Jim also hosts the XS Evening Show.

    Follow XS on Twitter: @XSManchester
    Follow Jim on Twitter: @Mr_Jimbob
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    • 22 min

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