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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

Jul 23, 2015

As requested by folks out in the world, I'm reposting one of our earliest episodes - my epic two-part chat with legendary Elvis Costello drummer and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Famer Pete Thomas, now together as one easy to digest episode.

We discuss the classic 1967 debut album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience - “Are You Experienced?”

Along the way, we break down classic tracks including Purple Haze, I Won’t Live Today, Manic Depression, Love or Confusion and Hey Joe, Pete reveals which drum parts in Elvis Costello songs he stole from this album, recalls stalking Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell and how he almost got fired from the Attractions but saved himself by calling on the spirit of Mitch. Plus, Pete reveals the Hendrix origin of his most famous drum part and he recalls playing Foxey Lady with the Red Hot Chili Peppers while Flea hung upside down from the ceiling.

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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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