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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

Mar 24, 2016

ACM-nominated Southern rock hitmakers the Cadillac Three join me backstage at the CMC Rocks QLD festival to talk about one of their biggest influences  - rock legend Tom Petty and his 1994 album 'Wildflowers'.

We talk about producer Rick Rubin's influence on Petty's songwriting, the Americana sound of the record, the difference between a Heartbreakers album and an album almost all the Heartbreakers play on and how 'You Wreck Me' was two letters away from being a disaster.

Plus, Jaren, Kelby and Neil talk about how they know whether a song they've written is a 'Cadillac Three' song, slipping Tom Petty references into their tunes, Heartbreaker Mike Campbell's guitar influence and why they get angry calls from record industry mogul Scott Borchetta.

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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