Jack Howard Tells It Like It Is

A brief questions and answers session with Jack Howard.

Author: Australian Music Online (AMO).

Date: 12 December 2002.

Original URL: http://www.amo.org.au/qa_interview.asp?id=48


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Who are your 3-5 favourite Australian artists?
Died Pretty
Kasey Chambers
Midnight Oil
The Avalanches
Rocket Science

What are your 3-5 most played Australian releases? Why?
Died Pretty – Doughboy Hollow
The most under-rated collection of pop songs released here.

Kasey Chambers – Brickwalls and Barricades
Kasey wears her heart on her sleeve which is where you should wear it.

Paul Kelly – So Much Water So Close to Home
This album conjures up a time and place for me like no other album.

What do you think is the most influential Australian music release and why?
Midnight Oil – Diesel And Dust
This album took real Australian rock (as opposed to pop) to the world.

Which Australian performer (past or present) would you most like to work with?
Jim Mogine from Midnight Oil.

Describe your most memorable Australian music moment?
Supporting Midnight Oil at Kooyong Tennis Stadium. And performing at the MCG with Hunters & Collectors