Note: This episode was recorded before David Bowie passed away earlier this week.
‘Outback gothic’ singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro invites me into her Melbourne lodgings to talk about Lou Reed’s seminal 1972 solo album ‘Transformer’.
How did she interpret the adult themes of the lyrics at age 7? How was androgyny and gender fluidity an influence on her artistic development as a kid? How did David Bowie and Mick Ronson’s producer relationship with Reed parallel Jess’s with Mick Harvey’s? And why did she decide not to record the song she wrote in tribute to Lou Reed?
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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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