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People have kicked around Beatles vs. Stones arguments since the dawn of the discourse. This podcast takes that conversation to its logical conclusion, even if it means grinding it into dust. Hosts Justin Cox and Ryan Page pit years’ worth of Beatles and Rolling Stones records against each other, one year at a time, starting in ’64 and ending in ’74. We’ll trade off defending bands from one week to another, threading a needle between friendly conversation and hardline debate, featuring pop-ins from guests. The Beatles put out Abbey Road 1969 and the Rolling Stones put out Let it Bleed. Who had a better year? Subscribe to this podcast to throw yourself down that hellhole of a debate. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Beatles vs. Stone‪s‬ Justin Cox & Ryan Page

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People have kicked around Beatles vs. Stones arguments since the dawn of the discourse. This podcast takes that conversation to its logical conclusion, even if it means grinding it into dust. Hosts Justin Cox and Ryan Page pit years’ worth of Beatles and Rolling Stones records against each other, one year at a time, starting in ’64 and ending in ’74. We’ll trade off defending bands from one week to another, threading a needle between friendly conversation and hardline debate, featuring pop-ins from guests. The Beatles put out Abbey Road 1969 and the Rolling Stones put out Let it Bleed. Who had a better year? Subscribe to this podcast to throw yourself down that hellhole of a debate. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    Tattoo You, featuring Andy Cush

    Tattoo You, featuring Andy Cush

    In this bonus episode Justin and Ryan talk to Andy Cush (@cushac) of Pitchfork and the Late Era podcast, which looks at albums released by gigantic bands and artists in the late, often bad, sometimes good, almost always amusing, parts of their career. It’s a complimentary piece to our finale episode, which went deep on Some Girls but probably deserved a little more Tattoo You. Also covered: Santana's Supernatural and Aerosmith's Honkin' on Bobo.
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    - Email the show at beatlesvsstonespod@gmail.com 
    - Follow Justin on Twitter at @routinelayup

    • 22 min
    Finale: 1974 & beyond + We draft our mixtapes

    Finale: 1974 & beyond + We draft our mixtapes

    In this celebratory finale episode, Justin Cox and Ryan Page look at 1974 and the decades of releases that followed. After that, they run through a minefield of categories (John or Paul? Best/worst album cover? Fun stuff like that). They end the series where they began, with a draft, this time creating their own Beatles/Stones mixtapes. 


    Justin’s playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2mrx1ieyI6M0kiq8FbTctj?si=Nk0hSsVxRASI9HoI-XGymA



    Ryan’s playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2UcHG33KWk6Qjpv79SFwwq?si=H0sX8d8sTdCYEi-7tfd90w



    Thanks for listening to the show! We had a damn good time doing it and if you made it this far hopefully it was good for you too. Rate and review if you think others might want to find it. Beatles vs. Stones is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast Network. 
    - Email the show at beatlesvsstonespod@gmail.com 
    - Follow Justin on Twitter at @routinelayup

    • 1 hr 47 min
    1973: Band on the Run, Goats Head Soup & more, featuring David Wild

    1973: Band on the Run, Goats Head Soup & more, featuring David Wild

    Justin Cox and Ryan Page look at 1973, when the Rolling Stones drop Goats Head Soup and every Beatle releases at least one album. Justin reps The Stones and Ryan reps the lads from Liverpool. 
    Beatles: Band on the Run, Mind Games, Ringo, Living in the Material World, Red Rose Speedway
    Stones: Goats Head Soup
    At the 34-minute mark we’re joined by David Wild, who has written for Rolling Stone and The Grammys, and who also wrote the liner notes for the Stones 40 Licks album. He has some good stories and some strong feelings about Goats Head Soup. Follow David on Twitter at @wildaboutmusic. Justin and Ryan pick back up at the 50-minute mark. Subscribe to the show and share it with your friends. Beatles vs. Stones is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast Network. 
    - Email the show at beatlesvsstonespod@gmail.com
    - Follow Justin on Twitter at @routinelayup

    • 1 hr 12 min
    1972: Exile on Yoko Ono Street, Featuring Rob Mitchum

    1972: Exile on Yoko Ono Street, Featuring Rob Mitchum

    Justin Cox and Ryan Page look at 1972, when the Rolling Stones drop Exile on Main Street and John Lennon and Yoko Ono release Sometime in New York City. The first 20 mins are heavy on the Lennon album. Don't let it scare you away! Everything after that is Exile! Ryan reps The Stones and Justin reps Lennon/Ono.
    Beatles: Sometime in New York City + Happy Xmas, War is Over 
    Stones: Exile on Main Street
    At the 22:30 mark, we're joined by music and science writer Rob Mitchum, who’s written for tons of publications including the Chicago Tribune and Pitchfork, where he gave Exile a perfect 10 when it was reissued. Justin and Ryan pick back up around 35:30.
    Subscribe to the show and share it with your friends. Beatles vs. Stones is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast Network. 
    - Email the show at beatlesvsstonespod@gmail.com 
    - Follow Justin on Twitter at @routinelayup

    • 1 hr 6 min
    1971: Imagine all the Sticky Fingers, featuring Mark Richardson

    1971: Imagine all the Sticky Fingers, featuring Mark Richardson

    Justin Cox and Ryan Page look at 1971, when the Rolling Stones drop Sticky Fingers and John and Paul put out a few solo albums. Justin reps The Stones and Ryan reps The Beatles this week. 
    Beatles: Imagine (John Lennon), RAM (Paul McCartney), Wild Life (Wings) 
    Stones: Sticky Fingers
    At the 30:30 mark, Mark Richardson, former Editor in Chief of Pitchfork and current pop/rock critic at the Wall Street Journal, joins us to talk about both bands, with an emphasis on Sticky Fingers, which he gave a perfect 10 in a 2015 Pitchfork review. Follow Mark on Twitter at @markrichardson. Justin and Ryan pick back up around 41:30. Subscribe to the show and share it with your pals. Beatles vs. Stones, Year x Year is part of the Pantheon Podcast Network. Thanks to AKG for the clean and cool microphone.
    - Email the show at beatlesvsstonespod@gmail.com 
    - Follow Justin on Twitter at @routinelayup
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    1970: Ex-Beatle Mania, featuring Christian Swain

    1970: Ex-Beatle Mania, featuring Christian Swain

    Justin Cox and Ryan Page look at 1970, when the Beatles released Let it Be (and every member releases a solo album) and the Rolling Stones released the live album Get Yer Ya-Yas Out. Justin reps The Beatles and Ryan reps the Stones this week. Note: Justin’s audio has a fuzzed-out John Lennon quality to it on this episode. Sorry for the inconvenience.
    Beatles: Let it Be, McCartney, All Things Must Pass, Plastic Ono Band, Sentimental Journey, Beaucoups of Blues
    Stones: Get Yer Ya-Yas Out 
     Around the 46:00 mark, Christian Swain, host of the Rock & Roll Archeology Podcast and CEO of Pantheon Podcasts, joins us to spike this Beatles-heavy episode with some more Stones. Justin and Ryan pick back up around 55:30. Subscribe to the show and share it with your friends. Beatles vs. Stones is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast Network. 
    - Email the show at beatlesvsstonespod@gmail.com 
    - Follow Justin on Twitter at @routinelayup 

    • 1 hr 15 min

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