There is no greater rock'n'roll talk show than WBEZ radio’s Sound Opinions, hosted by the Siskel and Ebert of music: Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. This week, Jim joins host Jeremy Dylan to chat about the band he literally (in the traditional non-ironic sense of the world) wrote the book on - The Flaming Lips, and their 1995 album “Clouds Taste Metallic”.
They talk about how the band’s career parallels their psychedelic-rock forebears Pink Floyd, the unique contributions of guitarist Ronald Jones, frontman Wayne Coyne’s hangups about his lack of formal education, Jim’s experiences being in the studio while the album was made, Coyne’s latter day affinity for Miley Cyrus and why Jim thinks the band has lost his way.
Is there an Eno reference? Stick to the end to find out.
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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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