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One album and one life – a conversation

One album and one life – a conversation




One album and one life – a conversation




The Music Dissectors Episode 13 – Debbie Kruger / Hotel California

Music writer Debbie Kruger joins us to discuss what is arguably one of the best known albums of all time. As you’ll hear, Debbie is pretty well qualified to speak about this album and The Eagles more broadly. Our guest: Debbie Kruger Album chosen: Hotel California by The Eagles (1976) ( Website — Facebook — Spotify — iTunes) Links […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 12 – Paul Bindig / Animals

Musician Paul Bindig joins us to discuss a seminal Pink Floyd album. It’s one he knows intimately in a way that most don’t. Our guest: Paul Bindig Album chosen: Animals by Pink Floyd (1977) ( Website — Facebook — Spotify — iTunes) Links from the show discussion: Check out Echoes of Pink Floyd, who are touring soon An academic […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 11 – John Fulcher / Astral Weeks

John Fulcher joins us to discuss his passion for Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks Our guest: John Fulcher Album chosen: Astral Weeks by Van Morrison (1968) ( Website — Facebook — Spotify — iTunes) Links from the show discussion: John’s essay on Astral Weeks Article in The New Yorker on the Astral Weeks sessions and the book written about it […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 10 – Tim Pegler / Darkness on the Edge of Town

Tim Pegler is a Melbourne based author who has chosen the acclaimed Springsteen album, Darkness on the Edge of Town. We also discuss Springsteen’s ongoing appeal, his live work and a lot more. Our guest: Tim Pegler – Journalist and Author Album chosen: Darkness of the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen (1978) ( Website […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 9 – Andrew P Street / loveBUZZ

It’s an all-Australian affair this episode with writer Andrew P Street giving his thoughts on The Hummingbirds’ album loveBUZZ. Our guest: Andrew P Street – Journalist and Broadcaster (links to Andrew’s book, podcast and Patreon project all on this link) Album chosen: loveBUZZ by The Hummingbirds (1989) ( Facebook — Spotify — iTunes) Links from the show discussion: […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 8 – Gyan / Way To Blue

Nick Drake is a musician whose regard has continued to increase in the more than forty years since his untimely death. Australian singer and songwriter, Gyan, gives her thoughts on the impact Nick Drake and his work has had on her own life. Our guest: Gyan – singer and songwriter Album chosen: Way To Blue* […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 7 – Ken Lee / The Unforgettable Fire

U2 are one of the best known bands in the world, and love them or hate them, they’ve had a huge impact on rock music over the past 41 years. We talk with US photographer and musician Ken Lee on U2’s 1984 release, The Unforgettable Fire. There also happens to be a great anecdote about […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 6 – Glen Ward / A Hard Road

This episode we get into the blues thanks to guest Glen Ward, who has chosen A Hard Road from John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers for us to review. There’s also some fun discussion on everything from Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton, through to The Wiggles and The Newcastle Song. Our guest: Glen Ward – musician […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 5 – Jill Sobule / Court And Spark

This episode we catch up with Jill Sobule, a massively respected musician with a great catalogue of songs under her belt. Jill talks about Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark and we take the opportunity to talk a little about her own career and ongoing work. Our guest: Jill Sobule – musician (Jill on Facebook) Album chosen: Court […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 4 – Dave Kettley / Raw Power

Dave Kettley is a Wollongong-based musician who is a guitarist with two great Australian bands, Radio Birdman and The New Christs. Dave’s album choice is the 1973 release from The Stooges, Raw Power. Our guest: Dave Kettley – musician Album chosen: Raw Power by The Stooges (1973) (Website — Facebook — YouTube — Spotify — iTunes) Links from the show discussion: […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 3 – Pete Wilson / Sam’s Town

Pete Wilson is a Sydney musician who as part of Lazy Susan spent more than ten years releasing albums and playing original music. Pete has chosen the second release from The Killers, Sam’s Town. Our guest: Pete Wilson – musician Album chosen: Sam’s Town by The Killers (2006) (Website — Facebook — YouTube — Spotify — iTunes) Links from the […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 2 – Al Wright / Listen Like Thieves

Al Wright is an ARIA-award winning sound engineer with a massive number of album credits to his name, including the album he’s chosen – Listen Like Thieves by INXS.As you’ll hear – this album didn’t just have an impact on Al from a ‘day job’ viewpoint. Warning: some brief drug references and sexual themes. Our […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 1 – Will Henshall / Tubular Bells

We kick off our first episode with something iconic: Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. Released in 1973, it still generates interest and discussion today and we give our take on the album and its impact. Will Henshall is an award-winning musician, composer and tech inventor for whom Tubular Bells ended up a key catalyst for his whole […]


The Music Dissectors Episode 0 – Introduction

This is a short introduction to the podcast, with Episode 1 coming very soon.