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The ultimate Beatles podcast: Deep research, unconventional topics, probing interviews and hard-hitting info that doesn't pull any punches. Hosted by Erik Taros and Richard Buskin.

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The ultimate Beatles podcast: Deep research, unconventional topics, probing interviews and hard-hitting info that doesn't pull any punches. Hosted by Erik Taros and Richard Buskin.

    Episode #36 – ‘Get Back - Pt. 2 Review’

    Episode #36 – ‘Get Back - Pt. 2 Review’

    The second of our three review episodes, recorded immediately after Part Two of the Get Back documentary began streaming on the Disney+ channel at three in the morning on November 26, 2021.After George agrees to rejoin the group, there’s a definite improvement in energy, attitude, atmosphere and musicianship—especially after keyboardist Billy Preston joins the fold.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode #35 – ‘Get Back - Pt. 1 Review’

    Episode #35 – ‘Get Back - Pt. 1 Review’

    The first of three review episodes, recorded immediately after each part of the Get Back documentary began streaming on the Disney+ channel… at three in the morning on November 25, 2021.Finally, after more than 50 years, does this tell the true story of the Twickenham sessions?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode #34 – 'Let It Be 2021 Review - Take a Bad Film and Make it Better'

    Episode #34 – 'Let It Be 2021 Review - Take a Bad Film and Make it Better'

    In the run-up to the premiere of the three-part ‘Get Back’ documentary on the Disney+ TV cable channel, we decided to give the original ‘Let It Be’ quasi-documentary yet another watch. At this point, there were no surprises, but certainly a fresh perspective in light of the previously unseen outtake footage that’s been included in the new ‘Get Back’ teaser and trailer.
    After all, why was the original movie—shot on 16mm for TV but screened in cinemas—edited so crudely, with no through story, no narrative, just what appeared to be rehearsals for the concluding rooftop concert? And why the downbeat framing that was supported by the subsequent negative Lennon and Harrison recollections of events? There was plenty of unused footage featuring smiling, joking, happy Beatles; contrary to unsubstantiated assertions, John wasn’t disengaged and largely strung out on heroin; and Yoko, silent and unsmiling throughout the film, was anything but in reality.
    As an addendum to this show, there will be a trio of ‘Get Back’ review episodes, each going live within 24 hours of the respective TV broadcasts.
    The Music:

    * ‘Two of Us’
    * ‘I Me Mine’
    * ‘Don’t Let Me Down’
    * ‘Let It Be’
    * ‘Get Back’

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode #33 – ‘The Beatles Live! Great Recorded Performances 1963-1966’

    Episode #33 – ‘The Beatles Live! Great Recorded Performances 1963-1966’

    Whereas, according to John in 1970, The Beatles “used to jump around and do all the things they’re doing now, like going on stage with toilet seats and shitting and pissing” when they were in Hamburg, everything changed when fame and fortune came knocking.
    “As soon as we made it, we made it, but the edges were knocked off,” he told Rolling Stone. “The music was dead before we even went on the theatre tour of Britain. We were feeling shit already because we had to reduce an hour or two’s playing—which we were glad about in one way—to 20 minutes every night. The Beatles’ music died then, as musicians. That’s why we never improved as musicians: we killed ourselves then to make it. And that was the end of it.”
    In some respects, certainly. But during 1963 and 1964 they were still on fire onstage, feeding off the energy of their rabid fans—before ultimately feeling like they were being fed to those same fans. In this show, we run through some of their best recorded performances in front of an audience during the touring years—on radio, TV and in concert. A future episode will focus on their most interesting ones.
    The Music

    * ‘Twist and Shout’ – 18 April, 1963
    * ‘Some Other Guy’ – 19 June, 1963
    * ‘Thank You Girl’ – June 19, 1963
    * ‘She Loves You’ – 9 October, 1963
    * ‘Money’ – 24 October, 1963
    * ‘You Really Got a Hold on Me’ – 24 October, 1963
    * ‘Till There Was You’ – 4 November, 1963
    * ‘Long Tall Sally’ – 11 February, 1964
    * ‘You Can’t Do That’ – 17 June, 1964
    * ‘This Boy’ – 17 June, 1964
    * ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ – 23 August, 1964
    * ‘Boys’ – 23 August, 1964
    * ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ – 2 September, 1964
    * ‘If I Fell’ – 2 September, 1964
    * ‘Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby’ – 20 June, 1965
    * ‘Ticket to Ride’ – 1 August, 1965
    * ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’ – 29 August, 1965
    * ‘She’s a Woman’ – 30 August, 1965
    * ‘I’m Down’ – 1 July, 1966

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode #32 – ‘Girl – Anatomy of a Song’

    Episode #32 – ‘Girl – Anatomy of a Song’

    Lennon the storyteller, the cynic, the victim—of his own insecurities and desires, controlled by the woman of his dreams…and nightmares.
    The last song recorded for The Beatles’ Rubber Soul album, ‘Girl’ is one of its main composer’s most intriguing, sophisticated, nuanced lyrical efforts—brought to life by a young conversationalist’s charismatic, world-weary voice, wrapped inside tits, sighs and Greek-style guitar. It’s an amazing track. And it’s inspired this episode’s multiple takes on its two protagonists.
    The Music: recordings of ‘Girl’ by…

    * The Beatles
    * Tiny Tim with Brave Combo
    * DJ Style featuring KSS
    * Medley: Kai Hyttinen (Finnish) / Dalida (Italian) / Johnny Hallyday (French) / Peppino di Capri (Italian) / Ovelha (Portuguese)
    * SaRachel

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode #31 - 'Sex, Love and Misogyny - The Beatles in Song'

    Episode #31 - 'Sex, Love and Misogyny - The Beatles in Song'

    The Beatles' songs often have such creativity, depth and nuance. Lyrics open to multiple interpretations, married to music that simultaneously captures and conveys the 'feel' of those lyrics.

    Here, together with sociologist Candy Leonard, author of the book 'Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World', we discuss the songwriters' journey: from the days of sexual innuendo in their lyrics to those, just a few years later, of overt references - while transitioning from misogyny to feminism with love thrown into the mix.
    The Music

    * Girl
    * Getting Better
    * Happiness is a Warm Gun
    * Why Don’t We Do it in the Road
    * Don’t Let Me Down
    * I’ve Got a Feeling
    * I Saw Her Standing There
    * Please Please Me
    * She Loves You
    * I’ll Get You
    * All I’ve Got to Do
    * You Can’t Do That
    * I’ll Cry Instead
    * Run for Your Life
    * She’s a Woman
    * When I Get Home
    * Another Girl
    * You’re Going to Lose That Girl
    * The Night Before
    * Day Tripper
    * Lovely Rita
    * Yer Blues
    * Oh! Darling
    * She’s So Heavy
    * Woman is the N****r of the World
    * Hi, Hi, Hi
    * Woman

    • 2 hrs 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

abigailkinsella ,

Episode 33

Superb! Thanks for picking out these absolute gems! Commentary so insightful and entertaining! Loving this podcast!

ZeppoRamone ,

David Stark : it’s all too much

Great episode that I ended up listening to twice , I enjoyed it so much I’ve just bought the book , so the advertising side of it did its job on me...

I just hope I haven’t just heard the meat of the books tales on this podcast and there’s then nothing new to learn when it gets read...

5 star review all around , well done

oliverbayleyuk ,

Great Stuff

In-depth, engaging, wide-ranging, banterous, well-produced and with great respect for accuracy, this is my favourite of all the Beatles pods I've heard. They seem to have a giant archive of sound clips (Beatles and Beatle-related) to illustrate what they're on about. I'd listen to the presenters talk about any popular culture, not just Beatles. Even on top of that Mark Lewisohn is an occasional guest. Great stuff.

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