Episode 40 is now available on 🍏, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn!
Our guest this week is artist, producer, Palo Santo Records co-founder, and Dallas, TX indie music godfather Salim Nourallah. We spoke by telephone on a lazy, April afternoon and discussed The White Album by The Beatles, which changed the course of popular music forever, and cast aside traditional methods of presenting one main musical genre on a record.
Salim reminisced about the impact The White Album has had on his life and career in music, beginning in the mid 1970’s. We also discussed The White Album’s production choices and instrumentation; clever lyrics; and gorgeous, finger picked, acoustic-driven songs from Lennon and McCartney interspersed between songs that can be considered avant garde, playful or at times, DANGEROUS. Plus, you’ll hear a humorous observation from Salim on the band’s decision to have Ringo sing a Lennon-McCartney penned song “Good Night” to close this 30 song masterpiece.
There’s much, much more in this episode for your ears to enjoy! 🎧🤍🙌🙌🙌🙌🤍
John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr
#TheBeatles #WhiteAlbum #FabFour #JohnLennon #PaulMcCartney #GeorgeHarrison #RingoStarr #GeorgeMartin #1968 #CovertoCoverConversations #CovertoCoverwithMT
Episode 39 is now a available on 🍏, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn! We sat down with Brian K. Pagels of The Beanstalk Library and Uptown Boys Choir to discuss Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1999 album, which spawned the singles “Room at the Top,” “Swingin,” and “Free Girl Now.” We focused on the darkness of Echo’s lyrical undertones and the increased role of guitarist Mike Campbell (at the production helm with Rick Rubin) multi instrumentalist Scott Thurston and drummer Steve Ferrone during the making of this record. The fact that Echo sounds as cohesive and full of energy as it does during this uncertain time in the group’s career is remarkable in itself. Enjoy! 😎🙌🙌🙌👋✌️✌️#tompettyandtheheartbreakers #echo #warnerbros #rickrubin #covertocoverwithmt #covertocoverconversations
Episode 38: – Cover to Cover Presents: – LIVE! with Matt & Derek – Episode 4 is now up on 🍏, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn for your listening pleasure!
My friend Derek and I have created “Cover to Cover Presents: LIVE” A four-part miniseries for April, which you can also follow @cover2coverlive on Instagram and Twitter. We’re talking about live music this month and try to keep its spirit alive through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Derek and Matt focus on some impactful live albums during the 1970’s and 1980’s, the controversy of overdubbing of live recordings in the studio (Is It Still A Live Album Then?), transcendent performances at LIVE AID and Milton Keynes, and even a mention of live concert recordings shared among fans AND permitted by artists. Strap on your 🎧 or ear buds & enjoy! Drop a comment or write to the show: firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 37 is now up on 🍏 google play, Stitcher and TuneIn! My friend Derek Evry and I have created “Cover to Cover Presents: LIVE” A four-part miniseries for April, which you can also follow @cover2coverlive on Instagram and Twitter. We’ll be talking about live music this month (in pajamas) and try to keep its spirit alive through the COVID-19 pandemic. Episode 3 of this series is now up for your listening pleasure. We talk about important American music festivals in the 1960’s, which evolved into movies/documentaries, and their impact on festivals in the 90’s to today. We also explore the importance of tour “riders.” Strap on your 🎧 or ear buds & enjoy!
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Episode 36 is now available on 🍏, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn! Detek Evry and I have created “Cover to Cover Presents: LIVE” a four-part miniseries for April, which you can also follow @cover2coverlive on Instagram and Twitter. Episode 2 of this series is here for your listening pleasure. We talk about important television shows in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s that introduced, or in some circumstances, reunited artists in a live setting. Derek and Matt also reminisce about a few of their favorite live TV performances from bands, and share stories about their own live TV performances as musicians. Strap on your 🎧 or ear buds & enjoy! Full disclosure: No products were harmed or mistreated in the making of this episode. 😊 🙌🙌🙌👋👆
What’s your favorite performance by an artist on live TV? Drop a comment or write to the show: firstname.lastname@example.org
#livemusic #covertocoverconversations #covertocoverpresentsLIVE
Episode 35 is now up on 🍏, Stitcher, Google Play and TuneIn! Looks a little different, right? My friend Derek Evry and I have created a “Cover to Cover Presents:” four-part miniseries for April, which you can also follow @cover2coverlive on Instagram and Twitter. We’ll be talking about live music this month and try to keep its spirit alive through the COVID-19 pandemic. Episode 1 of this series is now up for your listening pleasure. From the origins of recorded music, to early live shows attended and performances by Derek and Matt, that’s where we’ll begin. So strap on your 🎧 or ear buds & enjoy!
What’s your first live music experience? Drop a comment or write to the show:
email@example.com 😊🙌🙌🙌👋 #livemusic #covertocoverpresentslivewithmatt&derek
Episode 34 is now avail on 🍏, Stitcher, google play and TuneIn! In this episode, Matt calls up Toronto, Canada, based musician Nelson Sobral to discuss The Rolling Stones’ 1972 double record Exile on Main St. We went track x track through Exile, exploring Mick’s brilliant lyrics and phrasings, Charlie Watts’ understated drum patterns and Keith’s signature guitar licks. Enjoy! 😊🙌🙌🙌✌️✌️🐓 #therollingstones #exileonmainstreet #mickjagger #keithrichards #charliewatts #billwyman #nickyhopkins #bobbykeys #covertocoverconversations #covertocoverwithmt
Episode 33 is now up on 🍏, Stitcher, google play and TuneIn! We sat down with musician Sean Kelly of the band A Fragile Tomorrow to discuss one of his all-time favorite records involving Neil Finn: Crowded House’s fourth studio record from 1993, Together Alone. We discussed in great detail the influence of record producer Youth at the helm, Sean’s introduction to the group, Together Alone’s “lyrical tapestries,” as well as A Fragile Tomorrow’s studio collaboration with keyboardist Mark Hart.
For those unfamiliar with this rock outfit from Australia/New Zealand, allow yourself to be transfixed with the beauty of these tunes. Enjoy! 🙌🙌🙌✌️☝️🏚
#NeilFinn #NickSeymour #PaulHester #MarkHart #Youth #1993 #PrivateUniverse #LockedOut #karekare
Episode 32 is now available on 🍏, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn! In this episode, John Athayde, the man behind a musical project known as Rotoscope, discusses the impact of U2’s seventh studio record from 1991 known as Achtung Baby during his salad days to the present day. We dig deep into Achtung’s heavy themes (biblical, divorce), guitar tones by The Edge, Bono’s anthemic lyrics and the addition of dance and industrial sounds to U2’s sonic palette. Enjoy! 😊 🙌🙌🙌✌️🦟🐴🍀☘️☝️📺
#U2 #Ireland #AchtungBaby #TheFly #Zooropa #ZooTV #1991 #One #MysteriousWays #EvenBetterThanTheRealThing #Bono #TheEdge #AdamClayton #LarryMullenJr #CovertoCoverwithMT #CovertoCoverConversations #HappyStPatricksDay #March17th #Sláinte
Episode 31 is now up on 🍏, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn! In this episode, songwriter/musician Wes Tucker of Wes Tucker & The Skillets shares how he discovered the socially conscious, melting pot of music of Ben Harper (as an opener for Pearl Jam in the mid 90’s), and then subsequently borrowing a few albums from an old friend after that first live experience! We focus on Ben Harper’s 1995 album Fight for Your Mind, which was his last solo offering on Virgin Records before the official introduction of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. Enjoy our conversation as we go track x track! 🇦🇴 🇨🇲 🇨🇫 🇹🇩 🇺🇬 🇯🇲 🇪🇬 🇳🇪 🇬🇭 🇰🇪 🇳🇬 🇸🇴 🇨🇮 🇪🇹 😊🙌🙌🙌☝️#benharper #fightforyourmind #oppression #burnonedown #weissenborn #benharperandtheinnocentcriminals #1995 #covertocoverwithMT #covertocoverconversations