Our Favorite Albums

Michael & Jason

Two tunes hounds who know ENTIRELY too much about music discussing forgotten albums everyone should know.
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Intro to OFA
Mar 31 2020
3 mins
The Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)XTC – Skylarking (1986)The Turnpike Troubadours (2015)King’s X – Dogman (1994)Bonus Episode – Top 12 Albums of 2020Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska (1982)Who The F#!@k Is Eddie Van Halen?The Black Crowes – amorica. (1994)Midnight Oil – Diesel And Dust (1987)
Ep 12 - The Turnpike Troubadours Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust (1987) In the mid 80’s, the US became infatuated with a continent a half a world away on the exact opposite side of the globe. At the dawning of the MTV generation, we were introduced to Olivia Newton John getting physical, and to Mad Max fighting a roving band of post-apocalyptic biker savages battling over a hot dry desert. Australia was a euro society, but one that seemed almost archaic yet cosmic, almost like another planet than another country.One group stands out above them all, and their legacy is still felt decades later due to the activism and call to arms by Midnight Oil. Listen Choose your favorite podcast platform below Midnight Oil – Diesel And Dust (1987) July 7, 2020 Our Favorite Albums Episodes 01:55:23 0 Comments Read More Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Spotify | Amazon Music | Podchaser | RSS | More Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyAmazon MusicPodchaserBlubrryiHeartRadioStitcherTuneInRSS Listen To The Album Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust Listen on Spotify Buy Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust Show Notes & Meta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcMv_zMDEfshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POWsFzSFLCEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ODGE2f7gLQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2RSu9Gw61Uhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSnosk4tWrghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2gVXd7FzhQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XittepXxus8 Uluru aka Ayers Rock- AustralianTraveler.com Episode Sponsors
Jul 7 2020
1 hr 55 mins
SoulHat – Good To Be Gone (1994)
Episode 06 SoulHat - Good To Be Gone (1994) Funky Groovy Blues in the Live Music Capital Of The World In 1991, the city of Austin, Texas, officially adopted the moniker “The Live Music Capital of the World”, and for good reason.  A city like no other on the planet, Austin combines Texas hill country nostalgia with the beating pulse of a bass drum that never seems to fully go to sleep despite the fact that on any given night, you could find close to 100 live music venues with some of the most spectacular musicians alive, performing all within a just a few blocks of one another, and it happens almost every single night. What began in the Lone Star State capital at a bar called Threadgill’s in the 1930’s was perpetuated by Willie Nelson flipping the bird to Nashville in the 60’s and moving back home, dragging with him a band of outlaw musicians that would forever shape the south over and over again like an ecosystem in entropy that somehow redefines itself on a nightly basis into something bigger and better every time the downbeat occurs. Fast forward to 1994:  the Austin music scene evolved into a burgeoning super nova of every genre you can imagine.  Blues guitar maestros, grunge rock flannel, overbearing funk, western swing, outlaw country, 3-beat german oompa waltz, or even avant-garde syncopated noise all floated in the ether, hovering like fog above Austin mainstays like Antone’s Nightclub on 5th street or Waterloo Record Store at the corner of 6th and Lamar. There are few better examples of that feel…that spirit…that zeitgeist…than a local band of Austin dudes who stayed together just long enough to create the most phenomenal album you’ve never heard of.  Listen On Your Favorite Podcast Platform In this episode of Our Favorite Albums, we listen to SoulHat’s 1994 album Good To Be Gone, a perfect encapsulation of the 90s sound from the Live Music Capital Of The World. Listen To The Album SoulHat - Good To Be Gone Listen on Spotify Buy SoulHat - Good To Be Gone Show Notes & Meta https://youtu.be/_BYWkS9Xl3Ihttps://youtu.be/HJOJdrCxI4whttps://youtu.be/BE15g-zvhJ4 Episode Sponsors
Jun 1 2020
1 hr 48 mins
ZZ Top’s First Album (1971)
Ep5: ZZ Top's First Album (1971) The Birth Of Texas Blues Rock The roots of rock and roll run deep into the fabric of southern blues.  Early power guitar pioneers such as Bo Diddley, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, and of course, BB King, paved the way for the 60’s rock gods like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix.   Ironically, it was the British rockers emulating American blues that inspired a totally new generation of power guitar shredders in the next generation of musicians.  In the second substantial wave of American rock and roll, one little group from Texas blasted their way into the world by taking those simple blues concepts and turning them into pure electric sex and adrenaline with the dusty feel of a south Texas border bar where fights and broken glass were part of the culture as much as the music.   Today we go El Loco thru into the Rio Grande Mud with the Tres Hombres from Tejas, and have a Fandango Afterburner on ZZ Top’s First Album. Listen In Your Browser Listen to Ep5 On Your Favorite Podcast Platform icon-itunes Apple Podcasts .s{fill:none;stroke:#181413;stroke-linecap:round;} Spotify .pill{fill:none;stroke-width:4;stroke-linecap:round;} Google .st0{fill:#14D8CC;} TuneIn Stitcher iHeartRadio logo IHeartRadio Android Hear ZZ Top's First Album ZZ Top's First Album Buy ZZ Tops First Album Show Notes & Meta Potentially Pearly Gates Dusty and Billy with Pearly Gates Robin Hood Studios Check the amplifier stacks Dusty, Frank, Billy Billy and Pearly Gates Rev. Billy F Gibbons Watercolor on the back of the album cover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AARQyyc36Ehttps://youtu.be/MjLmjq-pZhEhttps://youtu.be/nNkb8be3wlA
May 16 2020
1 hr 44 mins
The Hold Steady – Boys And Girls In America (2006)
May 4 2020
1 hr 19 mins
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