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Every week, Zan Rowe invites a guest in to pick five songs around a theme. Along the way we hear a heap of stories, and find out a whole lot more about their musical heart. We might even partake in a bit of therapy. Join us.

Latest Episodes

Gerard Way's songs that made him

For so many of us, My Chemical Romance soundtracked our angsty youth. Their theatrical music was mirrored by the wild shows, and Gerard Way was at the centre of it all. He wasn’t just a musician - he was an illustrator, a comic book author, and most of all a fan. In 2015 he was in Australia performing at the Soundwave festival off the back of his debut solo album Hesitant Alien and supporting the Smashing Pumpkins so I grabbed the chance to Take 5. Supergrass - ‘Caught By The Fuzz’ David Bowie - ‘Five Years’ Iggy & the Stooges - ‘Search and Destroy’ Sleater-Kinney - ‘I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone’ Pulp - ‘This Is Hardcore’

24 MIN6 days ago
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Gerard Way's songs that made him

Neil and Sharon Finn’s musical hookups

The Finns are a musical bunch. Neil has fronted the legendary Crowded House, sons Liam and Elroy play, and brother Tim led Split Enz and has made a heap of solo records. Back in 2011, Neil’s wife Sharon joined him on a record too. They called themselves The Pajama Club and together with Alana Skyring from The Grates on drums, they made an album. It was around then I asked them to Take 5. I remember wanting to move in with Neil and Sharon after this chat; they’re both so warm and laidback, and late nights at their place sound like a dream. From Talking Heads to Ladyhawke, settle in for some wonderful tales from this musical family. Talking Heads - ‘Heaven’ Augie March - ‘Dog’s Day’ Connan Mockasin - ‘Faking Jazz Together’ Ladyhawke - ‘Message To My Girl {triple j Like A Version 2009}’ The Smiths - ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

21 MIN1 weeks ago
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Neil and Sharon Finn’s musical hookups

Tony Visconti's enduring relationships

Tony Visconti is a living legend. For more than 50 years he’s been behind some of the most iconic albums of our time. His career began with T Rex, and later on he’d record with everyone from The Dandy Warhols, to Iggy Pop, The Damned to Angelique Kidjo. But his most enduring relationship was with David Bowie. They met in the late 60’s, both of them finding their way through music and the sounds, and people, they wanted to be. Visconti would produce Bowie’s most loved work of the 70’s; Young Americans, The Berlin Trilogy, and then Scary Monsters before the two took a break. He’d come back into the fold to help craft Bowie’s last four records, including his final act Blackstar. I had the chance to spend time with Tony in Hamburg, so of course I asked him to Take 5. From the moment we met, he was an open book. You’ll hear it in our chat too, there’s a humility and groundedness to all Tony says, and he brings you into a world that, even if you’re not musically literate, you fe...

48 MIN2 weeks ago
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Tony Visconti's enduring relationships

Tool's unexpected finds in their music library

It’s been a big time for Tool fans. They just released their first album in 13 years; it’s fair to say that anticipation was at an all time high when Fear Inoculum dropped. For the faithful, it’s been worth the wait, celebrating the precision and epic sound the American band have be known for. But even though it took a while for them to get around to new recordings, they continued to tour between this and 10,000 Days. It was back in 2013 that I roped them in to Take 5. They were doing big shows in Australia and Danny and Justin made some time to come in and co-host. Here for the first time on the podcast, Tool Take 5 with “unexpected finds in their music library”. It’s Tool time. Deftones - ‘Digital Bath’ Trans Am - ‘Space Dock’ Sophia - ‘If A Change Is Gonna Come’ Meshuggah - ‘The Demon's Name Is Surveillance’ TV On The Radio - ‘Halfway Home'

18 MIN3 weeks ago
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Tool's unexpected finds in their music library

Kasey Chambers' musical breakthroughs

Kasey Chambers is a living legend. Five number one albums, fourteen ARIA Awards, she recently became the youngest woman to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Kasey grew up with music. As a kid she’d travel across the Nullabor with her dad, at the end of each day the family would always gather around the campfire to sing songs. She’d end up playing with the family band, but it was her 1999 debut album The Captain that was her breakthrough to a solo career that has been rich and rewarding. That debut turns 20 this year, so I thought it’d be fun to reflect back on the other musical breakthroughs through Kasey’s life. The moments that have nudged her in a new direction, or won her as a fan. Hearing Kasey talk about music is a joy; as with her own music, she wears her heart on her sleeve. From Emmylou Harris to Beyonce to Steve Earle, this is a beautiful journey through a life filled with gratitude. Emmylou Harris - ‘Boulder to Birmingham’ Ben Harper - ‘Fight For Your Mind’ ...

41 MINSEP 13
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Kasey Chambers' musical breakthroughs

Vivien Goldman's hidden histories

Have you ever met a professor of punk? I didn’t even know such a thing existed, before I met Vivien Goldman. She lectures at New York University but way before she was an educator, Vivien was in the thick of it. She was writing about the scene back when it began; in fact she was one of the first people to explore the parallels between punk and reggae. And she lived in that realm too; Vivien was Bob Marley’s first UK publicist and formed a strong bond with him. She made friends with The Slits, and sang back-up vocals alongside Neneh Cherry. Vivien Goldman has also authored six books, the latest of which is Revenge of the She-Punks: A feminist music history from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot. After reading this, I wanted her to Take 5; she’s lived such a wild and varied life, I knew she would have stories. But this goes beyond. It’s a passionate education and exploration of the music histories we haven’t heard about. There’s a sense of rebellion and fire in all she does, and Vivien...

32 MINSEP 6
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Vivien Goldman's hidden histories

Fred Armisen's punk life

If I told you to 'put a bird on it', you’d know immediately what I meant. This iconic sketch from Portlandia is the work of Fred Armisen. He’s a comedian who has filled our screens for almost 20 years; as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, alongside his best friend Carrie Brownstein co-creating Portlandia, and more recently on the mockumentary series Documentary Now. Music has been central to Fred’s comedy the whole way through, and that makes sense when you know that he started his creative life as a drummer. In fact it was during a visit to SXSW back in 1998, playing in a couple of bands, that he made his first mockumentary. It got people’s attention, and four years later, he was on SNL. Fred Armisen lives a punk life, creating and recreating his identity across every character he plays, and finding the connection in brilliant songs. Here are just five. Bad Brains - ‘Big Take Over’ Meat Puppets - ‘Up On The Sun’ Jessica Pratt - ‘This Time Around’ The Damned - ‘Under ...

36 MINAUG 30
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Fred Armisen's punk life

Waleed Aly's songs we should talk about

Waleed Aly is the smartest guy in the room. Whether hosting The Project, writing editorials for major newspapers, or completing his PhD, it feels there’s nothing he’s not good at, and the Australian public agrees; he won the Gold Logie in 2016. We’re used to seeing Waleed dissect and make sense of the news every day, but sometimes you get a glimpse into his musical heart and you can see that it beats so strong. When I finally got Waleed to Take 5 I gave him the theme “Songs We Should Talk About", a play on the title of his wonderful segment from The Project. Unsurprisingly, Waleed put a lot of thought into his songs… He sent me three separate lists of five songs (not to be changed in any way, but all telling a different story). The one we went with gifted such a rich conversation. Waleed is someone who can completely dissect a song cerebrally but also show how his connection to it changes given the emotion, and the time he’s hearing it. This conversation is something else. Fro...

48 MINAUG 23
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Waleed Aly's songs we should talk about

Andrew Stafford's songs to believe in

Back in 2004, Andrew Stafford published a book called Pig City. It captured the Brisbane music scene, the politics that fuelled this artistic reaction and so much more. From the Saints to Savage Garden, it became a bible in music history. Fifteen years passed, and Staffo finally returned with his follow up. This time a personal memoir, taking us through the life of a quiet fan who always felt on the outside, until he found music. Something to Believe In is it’s title, and when I heard it was being published, I knew I wanted Staffo to Take 5. His theme was simple. Songs to believe in; the music that had been a saviour in his life. From Ramones to Do Ré Mi, Jen Cloher to Television, this is a heartfelt walk through a true fan’s life. Ramones - 'Something To Believe In' Do Ré Mi - 'Man Overboard' Jen Cloher - 'Hold My Hand' Motörhead - '(We Are) The Road Crew' Television - 'Marquee Moon'

39 MINAUG 16
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Andrew Stafford's songs to believe in

Jessica Mauboy's songlines

Jessica Mauboy is a ray of light. We met her on a singing show more than a decade ago and since then she’s been flat out being a renaissance woman with a helluva big voice. I’ve wanted to do a Take 5 with Jess for years; she’s one of those people you just want to spend time with. Her beautiful energy sucks you in and charms the heck out of you. She’s also always struck me as incredibly grounded; through all of the twists and turns in her life as a pop star, Jess has kept her feet on the ground. That ground is often her home town of Darwin where, away from the cameras and stages, she can unwind with her sisters and parents. Just be Jess. Darwin is also the home of the National Indigenous Music Awards: an annual celebration of the best in First Nations music. Jess was due to headline the event, and the day before she joined me to Take 5 with her songlines. She came up with the theme; Jess wanted to talk about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists who had inspired her, an...

42 MINAUG 9
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Jessica Mauboy's songlines

Latest Episodes

Gerard Way's songs that made him

For so many of us, My Chemical Romance soundtracked our angsty youth. Their theatrical music was mirrored by the wild shows, and Gerard Way was at the centre of it all. He wasn’t just a musician - he was an illustrator, a comic book author, and most of all a fan. In 2015 he was in Australia performing at the Soundwave festival off the back of his debut solo album Hesitant Alien and supporting the Smashing Pumpkins so I grabbed the chance to Take 5. Supergrass - ‘Caught By The Fuzz’ David Bowie - ‘Five Years’ Iggy & the Stooges - ‘Search and Destroy’ Sleater-Kinney - ‘I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone’ Pulp - ‘This Is Hardcore’

24 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Gerard Way's songs that made him

Neil and Sharon Finn’s musical hookups

The Finns are a musical bunch. Neil has fronted the legendary Crowded House, sons Liam and Elroy play, and brother Tim led Split Enz and has made a heap of solo records. Back in 2011, Neil’s wife Sharon joined him on a record too. They called themselves The Pajama Club and together with Alana Skyring from The Grates on drums, they made an album. It was around then I asked them to Take 5. I remember wanting to move in with Neil and Sharon after this chat; they’re both so warm and laidback, and late nights at their place sound like a dream. From Talking Heads to Ladyhawke, settle in for some wonderful tales from this musical family. Talking Heads - ‘Heaven’ Augie March - ‘Dog’s Day’ Connan Mockasin - ‘Faking Jazz Together’ Ladyhawke - ‘Message To My Girl {triple j Like A Version 2009}’ The Smiths - ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

21 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Neil and Sharon Finn’s musical hookups

Tony Visconti's enduring relationships

Tony Visconti is a living legend. For more than 50 years he’s been behind some of the most iconic albums of our time. His career began with T Rex, and later on he’d record with everyone from The Dandy Warhols, to Iggy Pop, The Damned to Angelique Kidjo. But his most enduring relationship was with David Bowie. They met in the late 60’s, both of them finding their way through music and the sounds, and people, they wanted to be. Visconti would produce Bowie’s most loved work of the 70’s; Young Americans, The Berlin Trilogy, and then Scary Monsters before the two took a break. He’d come back into the fold to help craft Bowie’s last four records, including his final act Blackstar. I had the chance to spend time with Tony in Hamburg, so of course I asked him to Take 5. From the moment we met, he was an open book. You’ll hear it in our chat too, there’s a humility and groundedness to all Tony says, and he brings you into a world that, even if you’re not musically literate, you fe...

48 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Tony Visconti's enduring relationships

Tool's unexpected finds in their music library

It’s been a big time for Tool fans. They just released their first album in 13 years; it’s fair to say that anticipation was at an all time high when Fear Inoculum dropped. For the faithful, it’s been worth the wait, celebrating the precision and epic sound the American band have be known for. But even though it took a while for them to get around to new recordings, they continued to tour between this and 10,000 Days. It was back in 2013 that I roped them in to Take 5. They were doing big shows in Australia and Danny and Justin made some time to come in and co-host. Here for the first time on the podcast, Tool Take 5 with “unexpected finds in their music library”. It’s Tool time. Deftones - ‘Digital Bath’ Trans Am - ‘Space Dock’ Sophia - ‘If A Change Is Gonna Come’ Meshuggah - ‘The Demon's Name Is Surveillance’ TV On The Radio - ‘Halfway Home'

18 MIN3 weeks ago
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Tool's unexpected finds in their music library

Kasey Chambers' musical breakthroughs

Kasey Chambers is a living legend. Five number one albums, fourteen ARIA Awards, she recently became the youngest woman to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Kasey grew up with music. As a kid she’d travel across the Nullabor with her dad, at the end of each day the family would always gather around the campfire to sing songs. She’d end up playing with the family band, but it was her 1999 debut album The Captain that was her breakthrough to a solo career that has been rich and rewarding. That debut turns 20 this year, so I thought it’d be fun to reflect back on the other musical breakthroughs through Kasey’s life. The moments that have nudged her in a new direction, or won her as a fan. Hearing Kasey talk about music is a joy; as with her own music, she wears her heart on her sleeve. From Emmylou Harris to Beyonce to Steve Earle, this is a beautiful journey through a life filled with gratitude. Emmylou Harris - ‘Boulder to Birmingham’ Ben Harper - ‘Fight For Your Mind’ ...

41 MINSEP 13
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Kasey Chambers' musical breakthroughs

Vivien Goldman's hidden histories

Have you ever met a professor of punk? I didn’t even know such a thing existed, before I met Vivien Goldman. She lectures at New York University but way before she was an educator, Vivien was in the thick of it. She was writing about the scene back when it began; in fact she was one of the first people to explore the parallels between punk and reggae. And she lived in that realm too; Vivien was Bob Marley’s first UK publicist and formed a strong bond with him. She made friends with The Slits, and sang back-up vocals alongside Neneh Cherry. Vivien Goldman has also authored six books, the latest of which is Revenge of the She-Punks: A feminist music history from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot. After reading this, I wanted her to Take 5; she’s lived such a wild and varied life, I knew she would have stories. But this goes beyond. It’s a passionate education and exploration of the music histories we haven’t heard about. There’s a sense of rebellion and fire in all she does, and Vivien...

32 MINSEP 6
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Vivien Goldman's hidden histories

Fred Armisen's punk life

If I told you to 'put a bird on it', you’d know immediately what I meant. This iconic sketch from Portlandia is the work of Fred Armisen. He’s a comedian who has filled our screens for almost 20 years; as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, alongside his best friend Carrie Brownstein co-creating Portlandia, and more recently on the mockumentary series Documentary Now. Music has been central to Fred’s comedy the whole way through, and that makes sense when you know that he started his creative life as a drummer. In fact it was during a visit to SXSW back in 1998, playing in a couple of bands, that he made his first mockumentary. It got people’s attention, and four years later, he was on SNL. Fred Armisen lives a punk life, creating and recreating his identity across every character he plays, and finding the connection in brilliant songs. Here are just five. Bad Brains - ‘Big Take Over’ Meat Puppets - ‘Up On The Sun’ Jessica Pratt - ‘This Time Around’ The Damned - ‘Under ...

36 MINAUG 30
Comments
Fred Armisen's punk life

Waleed Aly's songs we should talk about

Waleed Aly is the smartest guy in the room. Whether hosting The Project, writing editorials for major newspapers, or completing his PhD, it feels there’s nothing he’s not good at, and the Australian public agrees; he won the Gold Logie in 2016. We’re used to seeing Waleed dissect and make sense of the news every day, but sometimes you get a glimpse into his musical heart and you can see that it beats so strong. When I finally got Waleed to Take 5 I gave him the theme “Songs We Should Talk About", a play on the title of his wonderful segment from The Project. Unsurprisingly, Waleed put a lot of thought into his songs… He sent me three separate lists of five songs (not to be changed in any way, but all telling a different story). The one we went with gifted such a rich conversation. Waleed is someone who can completely dissect a song cerebrally but also show how his connection to it changes given the emotion, and the time he’s hearing it. This conversation is something else. Fro...

48 MINAUG 23
Comments
Waleed Aly's songs we should talk about

Andrew Stafford's songs to believe in

Back in 2004, Andrew Stafford published a book called Pig City. It captured the Brisbane music scene, the politics that fuelled this artistic reaction and so much more. From the Saints to Savage Garden, it became a bible in music history. Fifteen years passed, and Staffo finally returned with his follow up. This time a personal memoir, taking us through the life of a quiet fan who always felt on the outside, until he found music. Something to Believe In is it’s title, and when I heard it was being published, I knew I wanted Staffo to Take 5. His theme was simple. Songs to believe in; the music that had been a saviour in his life. From Ramones to Do Ré Mi, Jen Cloher to Television, this is a heartfelt walk through a true fan’s life. Ramones - 'Something To Believe In' Do Ré Mi - 'Man Overboard' Jen Cloher - 'Hold My Hand' Motörhead - '(We Are) The Road Crew' Television - 'Marquee Moon'

39 MINAUG 16
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Andrew Stafford's songs to believe in

Jessica Mauboy's songlines

Jessica Mauboy is a ray of light. We met her on a singing show more than a decade ago and since then she’s been flat out being a renaissance woman with a helluva big voice. I’ve wanted to do a Take 5 with Jess for years; she’s one of those people you just want to spend time with. Her beautiful energy sucks you in and charms the heck out of you. She’s also always struck me as incredibly grounded; through all of the twists and turns in her life as a pop star, Jess has kept her feet on the ground. That ground is often her home town of Darwin where, away from the cameras and stages, she can unwind with her sisters and parents. Just be Jess. Darwin is also the home of the National Indigenous Music Awards: an annual celebration of the best in First Nations music. Jess was due to headline the event, and the day before she joined me to Take 5 with her songlines. She came up with the theme; Jess wanted to talk about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists who had inspired her, an...

42 MINAUG 9
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Jessica Mauboy's songlines