Dec 26, 2016
RIP George Michael, who shockingly passed away today at 53. Reposting this episode from January 2015 in his memory, about his classic solo album 'Faith'.
We kick off our second year of podcasting with a visit to the podbooth from our returning champion Rob Draper. Rob, who appeared on the very first My Favorite Album a year ago talking Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, stops by to chat with host Jeremy Dylan about George Michael's 1987 raunchy smash album Faith.
Along the way, they break down classic tracks Faith, Father Figure, I Want Your Sex and Kissing A Fool, debate sexually explicit lyrics in pop music, learning to tolerate 80s production techniques and outline the story for a Broadway adaptation of the album.
The episode closes with Rob performing a rockin' rockabilly rendition of the classic title track.
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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