The Light In The Attic Podcast: Stories Behind The Music
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Hosted by Light In The Attic staffers, this podcast tells the stories behind Light In The Attic releases. Episodes center around interviews with musicians, music industry creatives, and other interesting characters within the Light In The Attic community. You will hear music and liner notes from LITA releases and get to know the people making your records.

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    Haruomi Hosono

    Matt Sullivan and Yosuke Kitazawa sit down with Haruomi Hosono for a casual conversation about his recent shows in London and Brighton, as well as our upcoming Hosono Archival Series.

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    This Heat

    On our recent trip to England, we found a cozy hallway in the back of London’s Cafe Oto to sit down with living legends Charles Bullen & Charles Hayward of This Heat.

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    The Lost World Of Acetone

    Join us on a ride along with Mark Lightcap, guitarist of forgotten 90s band Acetone, as he tells us all about a Los Angeles that no longer exists and the band that disappeared along with it.

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    Lynn Castle & The Ladies Of LITA

    This episode we highlight a few women who are doing awesome things in the music world. In the first half we talk to our favorite songstress, Lynn Castle. Lynn, who was known as Los Angeles' first "Lady Barber," recorded her beautiful songs back in the 60s with the help of Jack Nitzsche and Lee Hazlewood, but they've lain dormant ever since.. until now!

    In the second half we eavesdrop on a conversation between two experimental female musicians, Suzanne Doucet and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

    We also read some user-submitted tales of what's it's like to be a woman in the male-dominated music world.

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    Record Store Day 2017

    The stories behind our wild bunch of Record Store Day Releases, including the soundtrack to the 1973 Edie Sedgewick film Ciao! Manhattan; a box set of transcendental, minimalist proto-new age piano music by George Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann; and the trance-inducing soundtrack to the Volcom surf film Psychic Migrations.

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    The Tumbleweed Records Story

    This is the story of the little record label that could... until it couldn't. From 1971-1973 Tumbleweed Records put out an eclectic range of music from a wild family of musicians, many of whom were local to Denver, Colorado. Over the past few decades, crate diggers have stumbled upon Tumbleweed's records in dollar bins around the country, unaware of the short-lived, glittering empire behind them.

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    Spooner Oldham

    You may not know his name, but you know his music. Spooner Oldham is a linchpin of southern soul and R&B. A legendary ivory-tickler whose name is synonymous with the Muscle Shoals sound of Alabama, Oldham has backed and/or written songs for the likes of Etta James, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and so many more.

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    The Philosophy Of The Shaggs

    The story of The Shaggs is larger than life. It includes a grandmother’s prophecy, a driven father, three unassuming sisters, a cat named Foot-Foot, and perhaps the most polarizing album of all time.

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    Heartworn Highways

    Once in a blue moon, a filmmaker hits record at precisely the right moment to capture lightning in a bottle. It happened in ’76 with music doc 'Heartworn Highways,’ which follows key players in the outlaw country music of the 1970s. Emboldened by the radical 60s, country musicians in Tennessee and Texas rejected the commercial “Nashville sound” and returned country music to its rougher honky-tonk roots. This episode of The Light In The Attic Podcast goes behind the scenes of our reissue of the soundtrack to this cult classic documentary that captured Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, David Allan Coe, Steve Young, Steve Earle and many others before they hit it real big.

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    Hazlewoodology

    In episode four, we take you on a wild ride through the wonderful world of Lee Hazlewood. This in-depth look at the life and tunes of the legendary mustachioed cowboy crooner is the first of its kind and features incredible insight thanks to our guest host, Hunter Lea — a Hazlewoodologist. Push play to hear all about Hazlewoodism, its cause, and its cure.

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