Dec 11, 2014
We head back to '82 this week with an exploration of one of the decade's best albums - "Hard Promises" from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with singer/songwriter/engineer/producer/one man band and Heartbreakers nut Michael Carpenter joining host Jeremy Dylan.
They break down classic tracks "The Waiting", "A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)", "Insider" and "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" and along the way chat about the tasteful genius of Benmont Tench, the revolving door saga of Heartbreakers bassists, how Petty kept himself from a #1 single and Stevie Nicks' contribution to the album.
The episode closes with Michael taking on the challenge of covering "The Waiting" while playing all the instruments by himself (save a minor assist on the backing vocals from Jeremy).
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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