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Season
Five
number
224
Type
Interview
Post Date
4/28/2015

Matthew Sweet

224 Matthew Sweet Interview

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Sit down in a comfortable chair or hop in the car for a long drive, because Matthew Sweet is here and we've got a lot of questions

Author & Special Guests

Joining us is Matthew Sweet for a lengthy and wide-ranging discussion. Matthew shares his insights on his latest album project, and what the fulfillment aspect of crowd-funded albums is really like. We talk about his earliest influences, from new wave and punk to 70s power pop like Big Star and The Raspberries, and discuss why power pop bands are almost always critically acclaimed but tend to gain appreciation in retrospect. Matthew explains how his various guitars impact his songwriting (which may involve recording on his iPhone), and his earliest years learning bass to Yes records and Carol Kaye instructional videos (who would later play on his album In Reverse), which got him into a college band while he was still eight grade. We dive into the discography, discuss the leaps between the first two Columbia albums and Girlfriend, to the harsher and dark sound of Altered Beast. There‚Äôs so much more, we can‚Äôt list it all! Sick of Myself! Drew Carey! 70 Challengers! Brendan O‚ÄôBrien! Mad Men! Making In Reverse! Touring! Fred Armisen! Susanna Hoffs! The Telecommunications Act of 1996! Zen Buddhism! Mike Myers! Pottery! It‚Äôs all in there, and we hope you enjoy.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Girlfriend
  • 38:22 - Dinosaur Act
  • 54:22 - Sick of Myself
  • 1:18:29 - Thunderstorm
  • 1:46:14 - Ivory Tower
  • 1:56:54 - Where You Get Love
  • Outro - Come to California

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