241. Jay Watson (GUM, Pond, Tame Impala) on Sly & the Family Stone 'There's A Riot Going On' (1971)

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and one of Western Australia's favorite sons Jay Watson (GUM, Pond, Tame Impala) joins me to talk about how the sonic world of Sly and the Family Stone's classic 'There's A Riot Going On' has inspired him through the years. We talk about why his uncool taste as a kid has become retroactively cool, liking music because of the context around it, glamorizing self-abuse in musicians, whether you’d be willing to sacrifice great art for the health of your musical heroes, the importance of making creative mistakes, people whose whole identities are defined by their musical taste, which band the fans at his gigs look like and why he thinks time is kind to almost all music. 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. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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