Ex-Hockey Night In Canada and TSN broadcaster (and music guy!) Paul Romanuk chats with great Canadian music people about the greatest band in the history of pop music - The Beatles. Each episode will feature a different guest, who will dive into, track by track, their favourite Beatles or Beatles solo album. Some of the biggest names in Canadian music tell their stories about discovering the Beatles and their music. Join us, as we stroll along the Cast Iron Shore and peel back the layers of the Glass Onion. A splendid time is guaranteed for all......
S2 E5 – Travelling Wilburys Vol. I – Songwriter/Musician Stephen Stanley
Canadian indie music icon Stephen Stanley (Lowest of The Low, Stephen Stanley Band) talks to Paul Romanuk about the 1988 album Travelling Wilburys Vol. I. The album has a Beatles connection, as musical legends Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne teamed up with former Fab George Harrison.
Stephen talks about his love of the record, Bob Dylan and making music with friends and how that can add to the outcome of the record you're making. He also talks about making an album, when he was in Lowest Of The Low, with the man who worked as an engineer on the Wilburys' record - Don Smith.
For all things Stephen Stanley, visit his website at https://stephenstanleyband.com (stephenstanleyband.com )
S2 E4 – The Beatles White Album, Pt. 2 – Songwriter/Musician Jane Gowan of The Real Shade
In Part Two of our look at The Beatles 1968 classic, The White Album, songwriter/musician Jane Gowan of The Real Shade talks about Sides 3 and 4, track by track, with host Paul Romanuk.
Lots of info about The Real Shade, and Jane's latest venture with Rheostatics singer/songwriter Tim Vesely, can be found at https://www.therealshade.com/ (therealshade.com)
The Beatles White Album, Pt. 1 - Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Terra Lightfoot
The fantastic guitarist and singer/songwriter Terra Lightfoot talks about Sides One and Two of the Beatles eponymous 1968 double album - what has become known the world over as The White Album. Terra goes through the album, with host Paul Romanuk, track by track. As usual, lots of talk about her career and music as well.
S2 E2 – Beatles ’65 – Musician/Songwriter Terry Draper of Klaatu
In this episode, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of the 70s band Klaatu - Terry Draper - talks with host Paul Romanuk about the North American release Beatles '65 album, track-by-track.
For a brief history of the band, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaatu_(band) (here's a link) to their Wikipedia page.
Here's https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/30-minutes-of-klaatu/pl.u-eNRqTeeBGY (a brief playlist) I've put together on Apple Music that gives you a little taste of their sound.
Terry continues to be quite prolific - and you can find loads of his work, available for purchase, at https://www.terrydraper.com (his own personal website).
S2 Episode 1 - Let It Be - Musician and Author Dave Bidini of The Rheostatics
Series Two of The Walrus Was Paul opens with musician and author Dave Bidini, of the Rheostatics, talking to host Paul Romanuk about the final studio album that the Beatles released, 1970's Let It Be.
For an extremely granular look at the Get Back sessions (ie Let It Be), I highly recommend a visit to the website https://theymaybeparted.com (theymaybeparted.com) The site's host - Dan - has some great observations on research he has done on what must surely be some of the most meticulously documented sessions ever held.
The Walrus Was Paul - Series Two Trailer
Finally! Here we go. Series Two of The Walrus Was Paul is almost ready to drop. Here's a little teaser of the first few episodes.
Great Canadian music people talk about their favourite Beatles and Beatles solo records with host Paul Romanuk.
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Fantastic podcast on the Beatles. Paul Romanuk does a lot of work to prepare for each episode and it shows in the great quality of his comments. The guests bring a different perspective as they are all seasoned professional musicians. Great fir anyone but especially for those who love Canadian music.
I thought I knew a lot about the Beatles. Was I wrong. Every episode there’s a wealth of information about every song. Paul does his research and offers amazing facts about the tracks. I’m rediscovering some of my beloved songs in a new light thanks to Paul and his wealth of information.
Well researched, and Cancon to boot!
I know a lot about the Beatles but I’m not a musician, so it’s great to hear insights from musical people as they chat with a host who also isn’t a musician. The Canadian content is a great bonus as well. The episodes are obviously well-researched.
My one (very slight) quibble is with the audio quality on the part of some of the guests, which can make them a bit hard to understand. I suspect this is a fallout from doing this during the pandemic, so I’m looking forward to perhaps having guests in a studio with Paul someday.
I hope Paul keeps up the podcast, there’s a lot of material to cover and lots of Canadian music people who I’m sure are Beatles fans, too!