On this Six-Pack episode, Brian Linnen of Permanent Record Podcast, and Noel Fogelman of Reliving My Youth join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the music of Collective Soul. These guys have sold millions of records, have toured the world, scored a string of hits, and have a very loyal fanbase. We picked some wonderful songs – some heavy, some a bit rock-funky, some on the ballad side of things, but all incredible. We also discuss their place in the music scene – are they under-appreciated? Eric closes the episode out with a deeply emotional dedication.
So sit back, turn your head to spit me out, YEAH, and gel with us as we rock out to some Collective Soul!
Will Turpin of Collective Soul joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early life discovering music, songwriting, and growing up with the family owned Real to Reel Studios in Atlanta, how he first connected with Ed Roland and how he officially joined Collective Soul, memories of their first recording sessions, traveling the world for Music In High Places, finding his own voice lyrically and musically with his solo debut EP Lighthouse, his latest full length debut album Serengeti Drivers, what’s in store for Collective Soul’s upcoming 25th Anniversary (hint: a double album!), and much more!
Ed Roland of Collective Soul joins Eric in conversation. We talk about the Collective Soul early days and hits – Shine, December, Gel, all the biggies. We explore Ed’s positive approach to songwriting, influences, family and the inspirations behind some personal songs. We also talk quite a bit about his fantastic side project, Sweet Tea Project and how it fueled his approach to the latest Collective Soul album, See What You Started By Continuing.