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
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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
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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