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Each David Bowie album is unique. Some are universally lionised, some regarded as merely legendary, some, pretentious codswallop. But we all have our favourites. In this series of podcasts, I meet up with writers, musicians, critics and assorted woodland folk, to explore their choice of album in rambling roundelays of free-form facting, anorak-grade geekery, pompous pontification, impassioned argument and highly-contentious chat. I like to think these podcasts exercise the minds of some of t ...
 
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The only radio show podcast to feature such a diverse playlist! Who plays Rage, QOTSA and Snoop Dogg, alongside Fleetwood Mac, The Cars and Long John Baldry? Woods does. He's nuts. And 6 feet tall. Everyone featured in this episode is taller than that except ONE legend. Think "Percy". Enjoy. Support the Show: https://www.jeffwoodsradio.com/ See omn…
 
A nice chunk of chapter 4 from first audiobook, features music and a rock fan's must, my conversation with the rock 'n' blues legend George Thorogood who talks about getting 'white hatted' at Calgary Stampede, articulates the difference between Beatles and Stones, tells of the secret to his success (it has to do with dancing), reveals why parents a…
 
A Bowie special featuring my first conversation with David from 2002 and we go deep with subjects like New York, his then 2 year old daughter, John Lennon, Pete Townshend, Neil Young, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Pink Floyd, and so much more. Support the Show: https://www.jeffwoodsradio.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The audio only version of the recent Zoom session with Vox Rea whose song "Dose Me Up" is one of the best of 2020. It's one of the four original songs from Vancouver's Vox Rea featured in this music special. Beautiful souls and beautiful songs. Enjoy. Support the Show: https://www.jeffwoodsradio.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat…
 
Join us for this 90 minute epic as we continue our mid 80s odyssey through the hectic schedule of D. Bowie, who is dressed in a frightwig and tights hurtling around labyrinths, or smoother than a filtered Turkish gasper, suave and Soho-sexy for Absolute Beginners. We get to grips with the music from both movies, debate Bowie's astonishing work rate…
 
Nelson Sobral is a singer/songwriter from Toronto whose passion for music is IMMENSE and his brushes with like-minded artist many, from Jeff Healey to Mick Taylor, and he has stories about both and more, along with 3 song performances inside of our conversation about favourite albums and songs and players. Support the Show: https://www.jeffwoodsrad…
 
Taking you into the vaults again, with highlights from my conversations with Neil Peart of RUSH (this was the very first time we talked), Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and Robert Plant. Support the Show: https://www.jeffwoodsradio.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa…
 
Some of the few hundred interviews I've had the pleasure of doing - this episode features things included in the audio book "Radio, Records & Rockstars", from my chats with 3 Rolling Stones, Joe Walsh, Carlos Santana, Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Steely Dan members Walter Becker (RIP) and Donald Fagen, plus a bit of my never before …
 
It could very well be the most cohesive sounding collection of strays ever assembled. Comprised mostly of outtakes from their storied past, some that were a decade old, some that had no vocals, others that did, most given overdubs and new vocals, plus a couple new songs, it's an album that got made because The Rolling Stones wanted to tour, but the…
 
The 1980s were Bowie's lost decade. True? No, says Nick Pegg. Join me and the much-loved author of The Complete David Bowie for a reappraisal of Bowie's musical adventures around and beneath the official albums released between 1980 and 1990. We're looking at Baal, Queen, Pat Metheny, Cat People, Live Aid, Band Aid, Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners an…
 
Who isn't suffering from cabin fever right about now? Come get away (no, not sail away) with music from the British Invasion to A-maaaaaaair-i-ca. I'm loving these new short-doc length versions of the hour-long show. You get the whole story inside of about 15 minutes. Enjoy. Support the Show: https://www.jeffwoodsradio.com/ See omnystudio.com/liste…
 
Revisiting a theme from Season 3 of the radio series, keeping things light this time, as we hover in the place that resides above the horizon.EVERY THURSDAY, you get a new podcast version of the weekly Records and Rockstars Radio Show episodes. And we'll start to add archived episodes of the show too. Support the Show: https://www.jeffwoodsradio.co…
 
The devil's music, they called it, and kept calling it right up through the 1950's, when rhythm and blues gave way to rock and roll. The push back by the “adults” would only get worse as the music became less restrained and more shocking, to some. We begin this episode in the American south, six years to the day before Jimi Hendrix was born. EVERY …
 
Part Two of my megachat with comedian and author Adam Buxton and in this episode, we’re joined by the one and only Chris O’Leary, returning to Albumtoalbum after his chat with us on ‘David Bowie’ (1967) some months back, author of Pushing Ahead of the Dame blog and collected essays on Bowie’s canon in ‘Rebel, Rebel’ and ‘Ashes To Ashes’. We travel …
 
Welcome back to Albumto album with guest Bowie obsessive Adam Buxton! Scary Monsters is a milestone album. It is one I have long wanted to tackle here and I have quite a few thoughts about it. Here are a few of them. David Bowie entered 1980 restless for change and a new sense of purpose. The generally lukewarm reaction to his previous album Lodger…
 
An artist of great proportion, Layton brings his voice and guitar and stories and “Film Noir” -- the song that has formally launched his recording career. We go to the record for it, and to a 3 song acoustic performance alongside in depth conversation about the creative process, and the light and dark of life. Interested in the radio series? Find o…
 
Sara May is the lead singer and songwriter of her project Falcon Jane. She might remind you of Emmylou Harris. Sometimes there's a hint of Cyndi Lauper. But mostly, it's Sara May. Sometimes haunting and sometimes just plain sweet, she performs new songs and she's convinced to go back to the very beginning, with the first song she ever wrote. Comes …
 
Austin Texas based keyboardist J. Stiles is known for his working with Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar, but that's just a bit of the story of the go-to player who's vibe is as chill as his heart is big, and talent immense, on vintage keyboard instruments and feel-good melodies and vocals. Otherwise known as Crystal Finger, Jay brings along drummer/back…
 
Tim Worthington - writer, podcaster and cultural archaeologist - is someone who digs deep and delights in obscure details. So, it follows that in this episode of Albumtoalbum, he chose to eschew the album format and instead, picked an intriguing slice of Bowie history - the 1971 single 'Holy Holy', originally recorded in the weird dead period just …
 
Ever heard a one stringed electric uke through a VOX amp? Nobody sounds quite like this punk rock, spoken wordsmith, who counts some 65 day jobs and four countries of residence and gigs from Toronto clubs to kids shoe stores to ladies lingerie shows to the London Palladium. The obsession of writing and the need to perform has remained with him thro…
 
Passion is his only path, in playing guitar, singing, and songwriting. Handpicked by Frank Marino to accompany him on tour, when bands can do that again, Shane Cloutier is an artist the guitar and amp companies love to align with, because he's that good. Here's a catch up conversation and 3 songs, including one of his latest from the studio, a new …
 
We perched an iPhone atop the lighting rig at Wild Woods Blue Performance Studio, the new home of the podcast and intimate live shows, and captured the trio version of The Honeyrunners in concert, to a small and masked but enthusiastic audience. This episode is a combination of live music and conversation between Jeff Woods and the band's frontman/…
 
File under country soul, because she's steeped in both. She's Karla Crawford and she's a character with a helluva voice and songwriting ability. She's also put on the spot in this episode, to commit, which is something she's long avoided. Stories galore, about Elvis' guitarist, about writing in Nashville, and about indulging in “adult snacks”. Karl…
 
Here's a uniquely voiced songwriter from Toronto who has been working with producer Gavin Brown on his latest songs – Mattie Leon stops in to sing and play and talk, as we get into the want for playing publicly again, the courage of young people facing distance and daunting odds, and he talks about his favourite Beatle with reasons why. This is the…
 
Let us head back to the summer of 1967 and the second side of the debut album by promising pop hopeful David Bowie. On this side of the disk, we encounter Little Bombardier, Silly Boy Blue, Arthur (uncle Arthur?) a singer in a band, the Maid of Bond Street, the sneezing Mr Gravedigger and many others. Guiding me in this kaleidoscopic quest is my fr…
 
Following on from our conversation about Bowie’s final album, this episode of albumtoalbum whizzes us back 53 years to his first, the eponymous debut, released in Britain on June 1 1967. Of course, any other artist in the world might be nervous about releasing an album - a debut album! - on the same day as The Beatles dropped their long-awaited fol…
 
The third and final instalment of our epic conversation with Donny McCaslin and Leah Kardos takes a behind the scenes look at the recording of David Bowie's final album, ★ in New York. Donny tells us what it was like to work on Bowie's demos and how even in his last sessions, David B was as inspired, energised and excited as ever by his music and c…
 
Welcome to the second of a megachat with musicians Donny McCaslin and Leah Kardos, as we discuss at length the life and times of the final epic album, 2016’s ★ 2016’s ★is a dense, darkly textured epic that reveals Bowie in full flight as a musician, improvisator, lyricist and performer, a tour de force that demonstrated that Bowie was as much at ea…
 
2016’s ★is a dense, darkly textured epic that reveals Bowie in full flight as a musician, improvisator, lyricist and performer, a tour de force that demonstrated that Bowie was as much at ease with his past as he was with his present. A remarkable accomplishment indeed, of course, for as we know this was Bowie’s farewell. And what an album ★ is. Li…
 
The legendary bass player to the stars Guy Pratt joins us for a wonderful succession of amazing tales, rock and roll anecdotage, fashion advice, Floydian digressions and hot takes on Lodger in this second part of our megachat extravaganza! 1979's 'Lodger' is an often underrated album but upon further inspection, this blend of new wave, electrorock,…
 
1979's 'Lodger' is an often underrated album but upon further inspection, this blend of new wave, electrorock, globally-inspired music and esoteric experimentation stands the test of time. It's a shift away from the previous two 'Berlin' albums and probably the most Eno-esque of all Bowie's records, until 1995's '1. Outside'. The tough line up of C…
 
With our tin cans and string stretching across the locked down nation, Stuart and I return to conclude our scuttle through the dark underworld of Bowie's Diamond Dogs. In this episode, we rattle through what we quaintly call 'Side 2', taking in the soul-inflected death disco vibe and pondering its debt to Orwell. Along the way, we look at the dispa…
 
"This is not the end. This is not the beginning of the end. But it is the end of the beginning." Winston Churchill could have been talking about this episode of Albumtoalbum, in which Stuart and I continue our deep dive into the world of Bowie's* Diamond Dogs and conclude the first part of our chipper chat session. In this handy, pocket-sized episo…
 
In the year of the Diamond Dogs... while the zombie peoploids were crawling through Hunger City yowling with rage, a cheerful 13 year old lad in Wigan encountered Bowie's chilling, thrilling 'Diamond Dogs' LP. Today, Stuart Maconie, BBC DJ, critic and author joins me for a wonderfully rambling and enjoyable chat about all things Diamond Dogs. In th…
 
The final part of our king-sized 'Outside' chat with the MC of DB, Nicholas Pegg sweeps us up in a torrent of facts, trivia, analysis and architecture and morality. We push to the close of our investigation into this esoteric masterpiece and ask the important questions of the day including whether Oxford is actually a town or city, what track would…
 
Sunshine personified with guitar and voice and sweet rootsy blues sass all rolled into adventurous original performances both LIVE and on record. Introducing the young and incredibly creative artist Madison Galloway from Southern Ontario, Canada, who barely into her twenties has a full length album out that she co-produced with Ron Hawkins (Lowest …
 
Imagine being on stage at the age of twelve, opening for Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden, or singing solo on a #1 hit alongside Burton Cummings, Neil Young, Geddy Lee, Joni Mitchell and Bryan Adams – that was “Tears are not Enough”. Liberty Silver chats and sings. Support the Show: https://www.jeffwoodsradio.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for…
 
Imagine parents so cool that their son, in his early twenties, chooses to be in their band. Introducing Collingwood Ontario based 7 piece, The Mike McCarthy Band tell of their love of the Bakersfield country of Dwight Yoakam, plus stories of encounters with legends like Mike Myers, Robert Redford and John Candy. This trio version of the band also l…
 
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