Sound Opinions Show

Jul 16, 2015

ANNOUNCER COPY: Coming up… The psychedelic rock of Australian band Tame Impala.



·       The debate over the Confederate flag has spilled over into the music world. While some artists like Kid Rock and Pantera are defiant in their use of the controversial symbol in merchandise and performances, others like Chuck D and Tom Petty have taken stances against it.

·       The Apple Music streaming service launched on June 30 as the electronics giant seeks to compete with Spotify. The early reviews have been mixed, but the telling point will come when Apple’s free trial period ends.


Australian band Tame Impala has made a huge impact in the US with its mix of Pink Floyd-era psychedelic rock and modern pop. Their 2012 record Lonerism ended up on many critics’ year-end lists, and they are now touring big festivals behind their 2015 album Currents. Tame Impala joins Jim and Greg for a live performance and discussion of their bedroom recording roots and their influences. This conversation originally aired in 2013.


Jim and Greg review Currents, the new album by our guests Tame Impala.


Greg adds the 1984 song “Teenage Nightingales to Wax” by The Three Johns to the Desert Island Jukebox. The Three Johns was a side project of Jon Langford, leader of the reunited British cowpunk band The Mekons.


At the end of the show we hear comments from listeners.