Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek and The Watkins Family Hour shares his 10 Essential Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket songs. Sean has gone from being a fan of Toad The Wet Sprocket to writing, recording and touring with Glen Phillips in a variety of configurations including the Works Progress Administration and the Mutual Admiration Society. In this episode he shares details of that connection, what about Glen’s music inspires him musically, lyrically, and performance-wise, he provides some truly wonderful insight into some of Glen’s greatest songs in and out of Toad The Wet Sprocket, how and why it is that Glen just gets better and better, and much more.
Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket joins Eric to share his 10 Essential Talk Talk songs. Talk Talk lead the synth pop movement with their 1982 debut album The Party’s Over and scored a couple MTV style hits early on, but they quickly evolved beyond their beginnings to become a truly innovative and unique band under the direction of Mark Hollis. Their final album was 1991’s incomparable, experimental and inspired Laughing Stock, which is considered by many to be a true masterpiece. Check out Glen’s 10 essential Talk Talk songs spanning their brief but significant five album career.
Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering music and songwriting, the quick and early success of Toad The Wet Sprocket and what it meant to him in his 20s and currently, his reunion with Toad, how he balances that with his solo career, his rebirth at Largo and connecting with the Watkins Family Hour, his thoughts on marriage, divorce, relationships, fatherhood, spirituality and so much more. Also a lot of discussion around his new, deeply personal album Swallowed By The New.