Shane Nicholson is one of Australia’s finest Americana singer-songwriters and producers, an ARIA and Golden Guitar winner whose new album ‘Hell Breaks Loose’ is one of the most memed record covers of 2015. He’s also an out and proud Billy Joel fan, and today he and I gush and defend the great man’s 1978 album “52nd Street”.
We talk about how listening to Billy Joel brings back Shane’s treasured childhood memories, why Billy Joel is to NYC what Springsteen is to New Jersey, the song “Honesty” and why it’s really about the difficulty of accepting praise, Joel’s talent as a mimic of other artists and how one of Shane’s new songs almost ended up sound a bit too much like BJ.
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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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