Episode 5 of Album Swap music review podcast has Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings “I Learned the Hard Way” and fIREHOSE “Ragin’ Full On” albums reviewed. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings album is very vintage soul and funk while fIREHOSE is a punk band from the 80s that bordered on alternative with their sound.
This episode features David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” and Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories.”
“Let’s Dance” features Stevie Ray Vaughn on guitar, Omar Hakim on Drums and features a song written by Giorgio Moroder, “Cat People,” one of two soundtrack songs on this album. The album was produced by Nile Rodgers who also contributes on guitar on a few songs. It was nominated for Album of the Year Grammy but lost out to “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.
“Random Access Memories” has a large group of contributors including Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams and Pharrell Williams. It won Grammy for Album of the Year in 2014 along with 4 other Grammys.
Episode 003 of Album Swap has Neil Young and Crazy Horse “Ragged Glory” and Vulfpeck “Thrill of the Arts” being reviewed.
In this week’s swap Brian listened to Vulfpeck’s “Thrill of the Arts” while Fred reviewed Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s “Ragged Glory”.
I was able to find a pair of drumsticks that my friend Jim Shoaf gave me while touring with Neil Young.
Spotify playlists for both albums are below. Enjoy!