PEL Network crossover magic, with spring highlights from Mark’s other podcast, featuring one song with interview/explanation each from four of our biggest guests:
- Robbie Fulks, our “ambassador of country,” meaning that he’s a highly literate northerner who belies any preconceptions you might have about the genre. We discuss “America Is a Hard Religion” from his current album Upland Stories. Hear the full interview on NEM #36.
- Nik Kershaw, best known for his 80s hits including “Wouldn’t It Be Good.” We discuss his highly textured (and in 6/4 time!) yet very accessible “These Tears” from his most recent album Ei8gt. Hear more on NEM #37.
- Ken Stringfellow, half of the two-headed, ultra-melodic Seattleish grungeish band The Posies, who also made up half of the re-constituted Big Star and was a touring member of R.E.M. We discuss “The Sound of Clouds” by the Posies from Solid States (2016). Hear the rest on NEM #39.
- Steve Hackett, incredible guitar player and since leaving Genesis in 1977 a lead singer and brilliant painter of deep sonic landscapes over 25 solo albums. We discuss “In the Skeleton Gallery” from his new album The Night Siren. Hear more about this song and two others on NEM #45.