Sydney singer-songwriter Sarah Belkner makes music that’s complex, compelling and controlled, and bathed in the influence of 80s new wave pop. Today she joins me to talk Peter Gabriel’s solo album ‘So’, the 1986 juggernaut that dominated MTV and established his commercial resilience after a series of acclaimed, less populist records.
We talk about why Kate Bush stepped in for Dolly Parton on the duet ‘Don’t Give Up’, the record-setting music video for ‘Sledgehammer’, the 60s soul influence on the album, the contribution of producer Daniel Lanois and why top 40 bangers can be more interesting when they come from experimental artists.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
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