The thunderous heart of Australia’s greatest rock'n'roll band You Am I, drummer Rusty Hopkinson, dons his professor’s cap and guides us through a potted history of garage rock and early psychedelia through the seminal Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) compiled box set ‘Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era’ (1972).
We talk about whether or not you need drugs to appreciate psychedelic rock, the ongoing musical conversation between Britain and the US, the influence of the record on some classic You Am I tracks, how this compilation helped birth punk rock and what is at the heart of all great rock'n'roll.
Plus, Rusty recalls what it was like touring with the Replacements on their recent final shows, cutting the new YAI record at the Daptone studios in New York and why the band aren’t purists.
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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.
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