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The Great Albums

Two indie rock musicians, Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson, dive into the fandom of great rock and pop music and how it connects to their lives through the lens of the medium they care for most, the album. Episodes frequently include guest contributions from musicians, podcasters, and journalists and always culminate in a track by track review.
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Jun 12, 2017

Musician, producer, and label guru Neil Sabatino (mint400.com) joins Bill and Brian to discuss Love's underrated third album Forever Changes (1967, Elektra). Neil talks about how the band's early garage sound drew him in after a friend pointed Love's first couple albums, but then he was blow away by the maturity of the psychedelic and folk tones produced here. Bill, Brian, and Neil then get into the band's legacy, Bryan MacLean's genius guitar playing, how producer Bruce Botnick deftly motivated the band after bring in some session players from the Wrecking Crew, the band's influence on the Doors, a little on Arthur Lee's influence on Jimi Hendrix, production styles and the technology available for listening, the albums place amongst the other classic albums of the time (such as Pet Sounds, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the Piper at the Gates of Dawn), and much more as we make our way through the album track by track!

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