Today’s guest is ARIA-winning singer/songwriter Bob Evans aka Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, who also hosts the great new podcast ‘Good Evans It’s A Bobcast’.
Today we talk about the 2004 British ‘rap opera’ ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ by the Streets (aka Mike Skinner). We talk about the folk bent of the albums lyrics, the way Skinner uses the ordinary details in the lyric for comedic and affecting purposes, the narrative drive of the album’s concept, the parallels between the situations in the album and Kevin’s own life and later songs and speculates about a way of performing the album himself.
Plus, Kevin recalls touring on Big Day Out with Skinner at the height of his fame and considers whether or not he would ever kill off Bob Evans.
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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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