EP.75 - ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER

Adam talks with American musician Eleanor Friedberger.

Hi. Adam Buxton here with some notes and links for you about this week’s guest.

Eleanor and her brother Matthew formed the core of The Fiery Furnaces, who put out a series of brilliantly strange records from 2000 - 2011. Matthew and Eleanor now work on solo projects but haven’t officially laid the The Fiery Furnaces to rest.

My conversation with Eleanor was recorded in February 2016 and we talked about some of her favourite albums, her working relationship with her brother, whether or not fans should be interested in the private lives of the artists they admire, and her lyrics. Eleanor also performed a version of one of her songs exclusively for the podcast.

And in my outro waffle I bollock on about a couple of music documentaries I enjoyed this week. No, really, you’re welcome.

FIERY FURNACES MUSIC MONTAGE in the intro includes clips from:
Benton Harbour Blues (from Bitter Tea, 2006)
Never (from Bitter Tea, 2006)
Evergreen (from EP, 2005)
Two Fat Feet (from Gallowsbird’d Bark, 2003)
Chief Inspector Blancheflower (from Blueberry Boat, 2006)
Tropical Iceland (from Gallowsbird’d Bark, 2003)

Thanks to Seamus Murphy Mitchel for production support.
Music and jingles by Adam Buxton

RELATED LINKS

ELEANOR’S FAVOURITE ALBUMS (THE QUIETUS WEBSITE) (2016)
http://thequietus.com/articles/19617-eleanor-friedberger-favourite-album...

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER - MAKE ME A SONG (2018)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmjcSz8aV1Y

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER - HE DIDN’T MENTION HIS MOTHER (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dj0s16RMa0

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER - MY MISTAKES (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRUOoSKt6Kg

THE FIERY FURNACES - POLICE SWEATER BLOOD VOW (2006)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atFoVNJxr7c

THE FIERY FURNACES - CHIEF INSPECTOR BLANCHEFLOWER (2004)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qTkqFvftcE

THE FIERY FURNACES - WHAT’S IN MY BAG? (ELEANOR & MATTHEW BUY RECORDS AT AMOEBA IN LA) (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJUlMQ5PDL8&t=2s

THE SMITH TAPES - HOWARD SMITH INTERVIEWS GEORGE HARRISON (CD on DISCOGS)
https://www.discogs.com/Eric-Clapton-George-Harrison-Howard-Smith-Clapto...

HIP HOP EVOLUTION TRAILER (2016)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm3J5640jXo

THE DEFIANT ONES TRAILER (2017)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP7b8xaWmG0

Comments

Submitted by: Bruce Smith   1 month 1 week ago

Hi Adam,

love the podcast and pretty much everything you do, I particularly like listening to them on holiday! I liked this one alot, you managed to get Eleanor to open up after initially being a little reticent...good work, young man! I'm pretty sure the birdsong at the end of the podcast was a skylark, btw...Happily that we seem to have a similar taste in music, Have you listened to Milano by Parquet Courts/Daniele Lippi/Karen O? you might like it...or not...

Submitted by: Sarah Heaton   1 month 4 weeks ago

Thanks for introducing me to Eleanor Friedberger and her music. I'd not been aware of her until your podcast. In return, I'd like to introduce you to the most positive Van Morrison encounter story I've heard. (No pooing involved.)
https://youtu.be/29abxJgCyOI
(I once saw him in a café in Glastonbury and he looked quite twinkly and approachable, but I'd heard all the stories and wasn't fooled.)

Submitted by: Random podcat   2 months 3 days ago

Hi Adam,

Re Eleanor Freidberger podcast....Don't listen to that "important" person, I think your hot waffle is the best thing about your podcast.

Also, I think the techno bird was a skylark.

I love you..... BYYYYYEEEEEE

Submitted by: Tom   2 months 1 week ago

Hi Adam,

After your introduction to episode 75 I just wanted to say that you've wasted over 75 episodes worth of my life and I am compelled to listen to your rambling crap chat every time a new one appears in my ear holes.

Keep up the nonsense,
All the best,
Tom

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