Tim Burgess of The Charlatans has been hosting a series of listening parties of great albums via Twitter with the people involved in the recording.
Burgess has been inviting the creators of some of the classic albums of the last 20 or so years to join him on Twitter to comment on their recordings. Some of the greats already done include Oasis’s “Definitely Maybe”. The Fall’s “The Wonderful and Frightening World Of... by The Fall”, Prefab Sprout’s “Steve McQueen”, and The Chemical Brothers’s “Exit Planet Dust”.
As Burgess explains, the idea is simple. “Stream or play the album in question and follow me and the relevant twitterer(s) and watch the tweets in real time. Ask questions/ share memories. using #timstwitterlisteningparty. Nowt complicated.”
Coming up this week are classics “You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever” by Orange Juice (9 April at 11pm), “Different Class” by Pulp (12 April at 10pm) and “Power Corruption & Lies” (photo) by New Order (12 April 11pm).