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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

Nov 9, 2015

The thunderous heart of Australia's greatest rock'n'roll band You Am I, drummer Rusty Hopkinson, dons his professor's cap and guides us through a potted history of garage rock and early psychedelia through the seminal Lenny Kaye compiled box set 'Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era' (1972).

We talk about whether or not you need drugs to appreciate psychedelic rock, the ongoing musical conversation between Britain and the US, the influence of the record on some classic You Am I tracks, how this compilation helped birth punk rock and what is at the heart of all great rock'n'roll.

Plus, Rusty recalls what it was like touring with the Replacements on their recent final shows, cutting the new YAI record at the Daptone studios in New York and why the band aren't purists.

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, journalist and photographer 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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