The Music Dissectors
By David Holloway and Matthew JC Powell
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We all have albums that have inspired us. Often that occurs in our formative years or during key life events. Most people if asked could name one (and probably 50) albums that they couldn't imagine life without. That's what these conversations are about. We'll talk about the songs themselves, but we'll also talk about those life events or what was going on in the world at the time.
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 13 – Debbie Kruger / Hotel California||Music writer Debbie Kruger joins us to discuss what is arguably one of the best known albums of all time. As you’ll hear, Debbie is pretty well qualified to speak about this album and The Eagles more broadly.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 12 – Paul Bindig / Animals||Musician Paul Bindig joins us to discuss a seminal Pink Floyd album. It’s one he knows intimately in a way that most don’t. Our guest: Paul Bindig Album chosen: Animals by Pink Floyd (1977) ( Website — Facebook — Spotify — iTunes) Links fr||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 11 – John Fulcher / Astral Weeks||John Fulcher joins us to discuss his passion for Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks Our guest: John Fulcher Album chosen: Astral Weeks by Van Morrison (1968) ( Website — Facebook — Spotify — iTunes) Links from the show discussion: John’s essay on||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 10 – Tim Pegler / Darkness on the Edge of Town||Tim Pegler is a Melbourne based author who has chosen the acclaimed Springsteen album, Darkness on the Edge of Town. We also discuss Springsteen’s ongoing appeal, his live work and a lot more. Our guest: Tim Pegler – Journalist and Author Album chos||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 9 – Andrew P Street / loveBUZZ||It’s an all-Australian affair this episode with writer Andrew P Street giving his thoughts on The Hummingbirds’ album loveBUZZ. Our guest: Andrew P Street – Journalist and Broadcaster (links to Andrew’s book,||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 8 – Gyan / Way To Blue||Nick Drake is a musician whose regard has continued to increase in the more than forty years since his untimely death. Australian singer and songwriter, Gyan, gives her thoughts on the impact Nick Drake and his work has had on her own life.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 7 – Ken Lee / The Unforgettable Fire||U2 are one of the best known bands in the world, and love them or hate them, they’ve had a huge impact on rock music over the past 41 years. We talk with US photographer and musician Ken Lee on U2’s 1984 release, The Unforgettable Fire.||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 6 – Glen Ward / A Hard Road||This episode we get into the blues thanks to guest Glen Ward, who has chosen A Hard Road from John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers for us to review. There’s also some fun discussion on everything from Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton,||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 5 – Jill Sobule / Court And Spark||This episode we catch up with Jill Sobule, a massively respected musician with a great catalogue of songs under her belt. Jill talks about Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark and we take the opportunity to talk a little about her own career and ongoing wo||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 4 – Dave Kettley / Raw Power||Dave Kettley is a Wollongong-based musician who is a guitarist with two great Australian bands, Radio Birdman and The New Christs. Dave’s album choice is the 1973 release from The Stooges, Raw Power. Our guest: Dave Kettley – musician Album chos||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 3 – Pete Wilson / Sam’s Town||Pete Wilson is a Sydney musician who as part of Lazy Susan spent more than ten years releasing albums and playing original music. Pete has chosen the second release from The Killers, Sam’s Town. Our guest: Pete Wilson – musician Album chosen: Sam||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 2 – Al Wright / Listen Like Thieves||Al Wright is an ARIA-award winning sound engineer with a massive number of album credits to his name, including the album he’s chosen – Listen Like Thieves by INXS.As you’ll hear – this album didn’t just have an impact on Al from a ‘day job||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 1 – Will Henshall / Tubular Bells||We kick off our first episode with something iconic: Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. Released in 1973, it still generates interest and discussion today and we give our take on the album and its impact. Will Henshall is an award-winning musician,||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music Dissectors Episode 0 – Introduction||This is a short introduction to the podcast, with Episode 1 coming very soon.||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Nostalgic and entertaining
Love the concept of the Music Dissectors- and the chatty and laid back style of the interviews. It's inspiring me to dig out old albums and reflect on my own memories that I associate with them. Great podcast!
Entertaining and conversational!
I lik the idea of discussing a single album with people from different walks of life, although often musicians, who are really into the album, giving the conversations a sense of fun, depth, and context. Definitely recommended!