Smooth talking rock’n’roll legend Benmont Tench, icon of the keys and founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, joins me on a sunny LA afternoon to talk about The Rolling Stones classic 1968 LP ‘Beggars Banquet’.
How did this album help pioneer a shift to a rootsy back to basics approach that would start a movement in rock’n’roll? How did the album reflect the political situation of the times? How does side A of the record form a mini concept album? Plus Benmont breaks down ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, ‘No Expectations’, ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’ and ‘Stray Cat Blues’, we decipher the lyrics to ‘Factory Girl’, Benmont explains why the Stones are where you go to learn rock’n’roll piano and he talks about playing keys with the Stones in the studio.
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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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