The Good Doctor Mark Kermode - double bassist in the Dodge Brothers, film critic in the Observer, Sony award winning broadcaster on the BBC, one half of Wittertainment, instigator of my directing career - joins me for the tale of his favourite band the Comsat Angels, and their 1981 masterpiece ‘Sleep No More’.
Why are the Comsat Angles 'the band Joy Division could have been’? Can you get from Comsat bassist Kevin Bacon to actor Kevin Bacon in less than six degrees? Which scheme (worthy of Mark’s cinematic idol Danny Ocean) did Mark employ to meet the band? What do the Comsats have in common with Mark’s idol Elvis Presley? What was the experience of introducing the band at their reunion show in 2009? And how does Mark manage to link this album to his obsession with the Exorcist?
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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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