Today is Mighty Max Weinberg day on My Favorite Album, as the keeper of the big beat on E Street joins me for a fascinating conversation tracing the roots of his influences as a drummer from his childhood discovery of the Persistent Percussion album through his work with Springsteen, on Conan and beyond.
We cover a range of topics from how he reinterpreted Rosalita with the E Street Band, how he developed the sound of the Max Weinberg 7, The Beatles as the iPhone of the 60s, a brief history of the drum kit, meeting Frank Sinatra, stereo vs mono, how his son Jay Weinberg (Slipknot) followed in his musical footsteps and the one piece of advice Max gave him, seeing other drummers play his iconic drum parts, meeting his tribute band dopplegangers, his theory that Keith Moon was the lead instrument in The Who and the two TV performances that helped inspire him to be a professional drummer.
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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 documentaries Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road.
Edited by Ellie Willoughby.
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