Rock journalist and author of the definitive oral history of the New York rock revival ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’, Lizzy Goodman, joins me to talk about one of the seminal albums of that era - the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ debut LP 'Fever to Tell’. We talk about why Karen O is the truest rock star of her era, what makes 'Maps’ such a special song and how it influenced mainstream pop, the contrast between the band’s offstage awkwardness and their high-octane music, why being a woman can’t be politically neutral in rock and the world in general, why it’s silly to pretend clothes don’t matter and why Lorde made Lizzy excited about the next wave of New York music. Plus we delve into the writing process of 'Meet Me in the Bathroom’, 2017’s best music book, and why she will never undertake a similar project again. 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 and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.