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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

Jul 15, 2015

Note: This episode was recorded and released before the tragic news broke of the death of Nick Cave’s son Arthur. This show is a celebration of Cave’s music, but I strongly considered pulling it down after reading the horrible story in various news outlets this morning, and definitely would have if the episode had discussed Cave’s family or mentioned his children. It’s beyond awful that any parent should have to go through what he’s going through. For someone who has brought joy and solace to so many around the world to be struck by such a tragedy seems unbelievably unjust.


Former Deputy Prime Minister, long-serving parliamentarian and occasional DJ Anthony Albanese MP joins me on the show to talk about his favorite album by one of his favorite artists - “The Good Son” (1990) by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

We talk about the origins of his Nick Cave fandom, seeing him live with the Birthday Party and later with the Bad Seeds, how this album represents a period of Cave in transition, why ‘The Ship Song’ ended up on his playlist when he guest hosted Rage and which Nick Cave song got people moving in his recent DJ set.

Also, we talk about why his electorate has Australia’s best concert venue (the Enmore), the advantages of going to gigs in Canberra, why bad governments breed good music, protest songs and the Reclink Community Cup.

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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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