Despite being a baby when it was released, Melbourne singer/songwriter Eilish Gilligan has long been fascinated by the Counting Crows classic ‘August and Everything After’, an album that captured the existential malaise of a generation when it was released in 1993.
We talk about how Eilish’s relationship with songs like 'Round Here’ have changed over the years as she’s gone from child to teen to young woman, how Adam Duritz’s mental health issues manifest in his lyrics, why Gang of Youths are the Counting Crows of today, extroverted introverts in the music world, how seeing Counting Crows live taught Eilish to be a better performer and why she’d rather listen to this record than many of the classics that influenced it.
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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.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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