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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

May 1, 2014

NOTE: Due to the epic nature of the recording session, this episode has been split into two parts.

On the first part of the epic eighth episode of My Favorite Album, host Jeremy Dylan is joined by the greatest drummer in rock’n’roll history Pete Thomas, best known as a member of Elvis Costello’s bands the Attractions and the Imposters - but whose resume includes everyone from Oh Mercy to Tim McGraw to the Arctic Monkeys. They discuss the classic 1967 debut album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Are You Experienced?"

Along the way, they break down classic tracks Purple Haze, I Won't Live Today, Manic Depression, Love or Confusion and Hey Joe, Pete reveals which drum parts in Elvis Costello songs he stole from this album and recalls stalking Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell and how he almost got fired from the Attractions but saved himself by calling on the spirit of Mitch.

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My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He has directed the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins and the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

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