The Plough

A Podcast about Great Music.

Episode 9: Then Play On

Yes, it’s been a while since our last podcast, and we’re sorry for that. Rohan lives in Sydney now, and I live in Melbourne, so it makes it tricky for us to get together often enough to chat about music and record it for you. However, we’ll still be putting these out whenever we get a chance, so we appreciate your patience as the weeks and months pass in between new episodes.

This episode, we talk about (and listen to) one of our favourite albums, Fleetwood Mac’s Then Play On (1969). This album was, in fact, one of the albums we first talked about including on the podcast as it’s surprisingly often overlooked in the pantheon of great records - it had a big impact when it first released, but given the ongoing changes within the band and dramas that often overshadowed the music, it seems to have dropped off the collective radar of truly great collections of music. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac were extremely popular in their day, but as popular as they were, it paled in comparison to the success of the later version of the band featuring Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham - which may explain why their earlier material is often thought of as inferior, for no good reason other than that it doesn’t have Stevie Nicks on it. This is a great record, featuring some truly great guitar playing and songwriting, so we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Check it out on our podcasts page here at the jump.

Episode 8: The Lost Album

It's been a little while, but don't worry, we have another episode of The Plough here for you now, and boy, it's a ripper. Well, the subject of the podcast is a ripper, at least, and it's Lewis Taylor's The Lost Album. It's been a favourite of Chris's  for a while and a perfect candidate for this podcast given that it was originally, well, lost for nearly a decade before being released in 2005. It's still an undiscovered gem, and if you are a fan of good music, you'll like it. 

Head on over to the podcasts page to check it out.

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Episode 7: Let England Shake

Yes, yes, we know. It's been quite a while since the last podcast. Rohan now has gainful employment in another city though, so getting together to record new podcasts has not been easy. But fear not, we have more planned for the future, so we appreciate your patience if it's not as regular as you would like.

This new podcast is probably one of our favourites so far - or at least maybe our favourite record to review. It's a monumental effort from the very talented and expressive PJ Harvey, a record from 2012 called Let England Shake. We hope you enjoy it.

Special Episode: The Plough in the Field with Roger Grierson

So we've got something a little different from your usual Plough fare here, folks. Instead of focusing on an album, this is a special extra episode where we were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with one of the folks responsible for the making of the feature album in our last podcast, The Beasts of Bourbon's 'The Axeman's Jazz'. Rohan and Chris try to tease some details from him about the making of the record, the scene in Sydney at the time, and the evolution and devolution of The Beasts. He was there, after all. Go check it out at the Podcasts page.

The Axeman's Jazz

We know it's been a while since the last cast was put up, so sorry for the delay, folks. However, a brand new Podcast is now up and waiting for your ears. This episode focuses on a great Australian album from 1984, The Beasts Of Bourbon's The Axeman's Jazz. It's great. We think so anyway - so hopefully you will, too. Check it out over on the podcasts page.

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