My guest today is podcast mogul Jesse Thorn, host of ‘Bullseye’ and ‘Jordan Jesse Go’, the impresario of the Maximum Fun network and the best dressed man in podcasting, with his own lines of scarves and pocket squares.
I visit his LA studio to talk about his favorite album, Sly and the Family Stones’s underrated 1973 classic ‘Fresh’. We talk about how his parents divorce and interpersonal animosity shaped his music taste, how being an only child made him identify with Sly’s approach to making the album, the atypically conciliatory breakup song ‘If You Want Me To Stay’, why and how Sly drove the rest of his bandmates away in the leadup to making this album, the influence Sly has had on everyone from Digable Planets to D’Angelo and Sly’s semi-reclusive later years.
Plus, an orgy story.
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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 film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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