Jul 18, 2016
Dan Kelly’s ‘Drowning in the Fountain of Youth’ is an influential modern Aussie classic and Pete from Hey Geronimo is here to prove it!
Frontman of Brisbane power-pop rockers Hey Geronimo (whose debut album Crashing into the Sun is out now!) Pete Kilroy joins me to make the case for Dan Kelly and the Alpha Males weird, laconic and infections LP on the tenth anniversary of its release.
How does Dan write songs about subjects no one else would think to touch, like using Grand Theft Auto to get over a breakup? How does he compromise his commercial prospects to make his music more interesting? What is the unprintable anthemic chorus of the album’s best known song ‘Drunk on Election Night’? How has his music influenced artists like Courtney Barnett? What bloody genre is this album in anyway?
PLUS Pete makes a point about art and commerce that I think is total bullshit and we fight about it.
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. He directed the music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, and writes for Capital News magazine.
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