Nov 14, 2014
On episode 30 of My Favorite Album, erudite Sydney rocker Simon Relf (The Tambourine Girls) steps into the podbooth to dig into the rough around the edges Neil Young classic album "On The Beach" (1974).
Along the way, they break down classic tracks "Ambulance Blues", "Revolution Blues" and "Motion Pictures", recall how Young's refusal to conform to expectations has got him sued, discuss the narcotic confections named "Honey Slides" that fuelled the recording process and speculate on whether they would've liked the album in 1974.
The episode closes with a performance of the album's classic song "For the Turnstiles" from Simon, with his Tambourine Girls and Deep Sea Arcade bandmate Nick Weaver joining him on guitar and harmonies.
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 directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.
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