Guitarist, songwriter and producer Jack Moffitt of The Preatures is as thoughtful and studious off-stage as his playing is raucous and incendiary onstage. We talk Led Zeppelin’s towering double-album ‘Physical Graffiti’, how it developed out of the band’s epic tour of the USA, its epic self-indulgence (and why that’s not a bad thing), why it represents all aspects of Led Zep and how making the album almost caused bassist John Paul Jones to quit.
We also delve into the evolution of the Preatures since the release of their debut EP back in 2012 and the making of the Preatures debut album ‘Blue Planet Eyes’ - what it’s like to be in a guitar band in an era where guitars aren’t cool, his problems with guitar solos, the psychological toll of marathon touring, the pressure of trying to record an album in a few days in between massive festivals in the US and why Jack sees self-destruction as the band’s ultimate future.
Plus, why short songs are the best, but so is Tame Impala’s ‘Let It Happen’.
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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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