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Welcome to Another Kind of Mind: A Different Kind of Beatles Podcast. We’re a collective of artists, musicians, and professionals across a spectrum of fields who dissect and challenge established narratives about the band with irreverent, fearless, and thought-provoking analysis.

    An AKOM Toast to RAM at 50: #RAMiversary Episode!

    An AKOM Toast to RAM at 50: #RAMiversary Episode!

    Paul and Linda McCartney’s RAM, now often referred to by many as the “first indie pop album” had its 50th birthday on May 17, 2021!  To commemorate this important milestone anniversary, join Thalia as she gives “An AKOM Toast!” to RAM at 50!  Happy #RAMiversary! 


    Playlist: 


    Part 1: RAM by Paul and Linda McCartney


    Too Many People

    3 Legs

    Ram On

    Dear Boy

    Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

    Smile Away

    Heart Of The Country

    Monkberry Moon Delight

    Eat At Home

    Long Haired Lady

    Ram On

    The Back Seat Of My Car

     


    Part 2: "Indie Pop Medley"


    “Prairie Fire the Wanders About” by Sufjan Stevens 

    "Home Again" by Michael Kiwanuka

    “Will Do” by TV on the Radio 

    “Where Gravity is Dead,” by Laura Veirs 

    “The Infanta” by the Decemberists 

    “Soul Meets Body by Death Cab for Cutie” 

    "Eugene" by Arlo Parks

    “Suddenly Everything Has Changed” by the Flaming Lips

    "Stella Brown" by Jelani Aryeh

    “The Breeze” by Dr. Dog 

    “Golden Days” by Whitney 

    "Sunrise" by Kenny Elrod

    ”Let’s Get Lost” by Elliot Smith 

    "Pass the Hours" by MorMor

    "Lord Only Knows" by Beck

    Part 3: Covers of RAM by various artists


    “Dear Boy” cover by Death Cab for Cutie

    "Too Many People" cover by Dave Depper

     "The Back Seat of My Car" cover by the Damn Crystals

    “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” cover by Novelty Island

    "Ram On" cover by Found Wandering

    "Zpívám si jen tak" (Heart of the Country) cover by Martha & Tena

    “Ram On" instrumental cover by They Might Be Giants

    “Monkberry Moon Delight” cover by Robbers on High Street

    "Ram On" cover by R. Stevie Moore

    Links for RAM covers (not found on Spotify): 


    “Dear Boy” cover by Death Cab for Cutie: https://youtu.be/kP3z785ebdY 

    “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” cover by Novelty Island: https://youtu.be/mtG9j1T3KcI and https://noveltyisland.bandcamp.com/track/uncle-albert-admiral-halsey-paul-linda-mccartney-cover 

    “Ram On" instrumental cover by They Might Be Giants https://youtu.be/ouk7p_ambx8 


    "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" cover by Holly Henderson: https://youtu.be/9fKg5m5j7M4





    "Monkberry Moon Delight" cover by Club Helmbreker https://youtu.be/0m7ydfWqzgk




    Spotify Playlist: 


    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5zX162a3FLBpmEtcIhp6sA?si=d80ac33fd1484698 


    Instrumental covers:


    Ryohei Kanayama on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5nrctquJucCKcYLrfB4euxU4RMjeGuu8 


    Marcel Lichter on YouTube: https://youtu.be/L3vQrh1Xbeg


    joehlers on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mmccz9WzHZk 


    Recommendations and mentions:


    Understanding McCartney Documentary Series by Breathless345 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kjjqUCvHNIs 

    Why Paul McCartney’s RAM is the first Indie Pop Album by Elliot Roberts on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CRZHvvYsc5w

    Interview with RAM & Wings drummer Denny Seiwell celebrating Ram On! by Elliot Roberts: https://youtu.be/nx4Lgf-nmKA 

    Paul McCartney - Ram (full album) REACTION by Welp Here We Are On YouTube: https://youtu.be/7XU_VpeIUl8

    1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything by Apple TV+: https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/originals/1971-the-year-that-music-changed-everything/ 

    Other Sources:


     Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagan, pg 169, and "Book Review: Sticky Fingers" by Dr. Erin Torkelson Weber,  www.beatlebioreview.wordpress.com  

    Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie: May 7, 2020 quarantine livestream: https://youtu.be/hfLEvRY1kcA

    Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie, The Ram Project: https://www.davedepper.com/the-ram-projec

    The Damn Crystals on their Pure McCartney project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Gk4KUn-vs

    “The Eternal Sunshine of Harry Styles.” Rolling Stone Magazine.  Rob Sheffield.  August 26, 2019. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/harry-styles-cover-interview-album-871568/

    • 43 min
    Female Protagonists in McCartney Songs

    Female Protagonists in McCartney Songs

    What can we learn about Paul McCartney from the female protagonists in his songbook? Phoebe and Thalia discuss several McCartney compositions featuring prominent female characters and identify their central themes.


    Sources:
    “Many Years From Now” by Barry Miles (1997)
    Interview w/ Allison Anders, Bomb Magazine (1997)
    Paul McCartney interview w/ Jonathan Wingate Record Collector (2008)
    “Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road” (2006)
    "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou (1978)
    “The Oprah Winfrey Show” (1984)
    Interview w/ Paul McCartney for Billboard Magazine (2001)
    Paul McCartney Interview w/ Susan Goldberg for National Geographic (2017)



    PLAYLIST:
    She’s Leaving Home (1967)
    Jet (1973)
    Blackbird (1968)
    Jenny Wren (2005)
    Working Women at the Top (1991)
    It’s Not On (1982)
    Temporary Secretary (1980)
    Another Day (1971)
    Penny Lane (1967)
    Eleanor Rigby (1966)
    Eleanor’s Dream (1984)
    Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People (1975)
    English Tea (2005)
    Let it Be (1970)
    Imprisonment, Ocean’s Kingdom (2011)
    Daytime Nighttime Suffering (1979)
    Mama’s Little Girl (1973)
    The World You’re Coming Into (1991)
    Lady Madonna (1968)
    For No One (1966)


    Extended Spotify Playlist: Click Here

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Jealous Guy: Lennon-McCartney and Competitive Admiration

    Jealous Guy: Lennon-McCartney and Competitive Admiration

    Was Jealous Guy written for Paul McCartney? Listen to our essay and decide for yourself.



    SOURCES:
    John Lennon Interview w/ David Sheff for Playboy. (September, 1980) 
    Interview with John Lennon & Yoko Ono, (May 28th, 1971)
    “The Beatles” by Hunter Davies (1968)
    “The Beatles and the Historians” Erin Torkelson (2016)
    Neil McCormick for Telegraph UK (1998)
    “John, Paul, George, Ringo & Me: The Real Beatles Story” by Tony Barrow (2005)
    The Best of the Beatles Book (ed. Johnny Dean). (2005)
    JL Interview w/ Peter McCabe and Robert Schonfeld at St. Regis Hotel (September, 1971)
    “What’s It All About” Cilla Black (2003)
    “Q: Paul McCartney: An Innocent Man?” By Chris Salewicz (October, 1986)
    Robert Rosen interview w/ Maria Spain (2010)
    Lunchtime dialogue, Twickenham Film Studios, London (January 13th, 1969)
    Paul McCartney, interview w/ Ray Connolly, Evening Standard: Paul on 'why the Beatles broke up' (April 21st, 1970)
    “Meet Paul Saltzman, the Canadian who hung out with The Beatles at the Rishikesh Ashram” Nikhila Natarajan for FirstPost (December 14, 2015)
    Paul McCartney, interview w/ Diane de Dubovay for Playgirl (February, 1985)
    “Later with Bob Costas” (1991)
    Derek Taylor, interview w/ Peter Doggett for Record Collector. (August, 1988)
    “With the Beatles: A Stunning Insight by The Man who was with the Band Every Step of the Way” Alistair Taylor (2011)



    PLAYLIST:
    Jealous Guy by John Lennon (1971)
    Cayenne by the Beatles (1960)
    Besame Mucho by the Beatles (1962)
    It’s For You Cilla Black (1965)
    Let it Be by the Beatles (1969)
    All Together Now by the Beatles (1967)
    Child of Nature (Esher Demo) by the Beatles (1968)
    Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson (1983)
    Jealous Guy by YouTube user pablohoneymp3 (2016)

    • 32 min
    Thru the AKOM Lens - Going Underground: Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and the UK Counter-Culture

    Thru the AKOM Lens - Going Underground: Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and the UK Counter-Culture

    In this episode of our series Thru the AKOM Lens, Phoebe and Thalia discuss and unpack the documentary Going Underground: Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and the UK Counter-Culture. This fascinating and thought-provoking film covers an extremely important yet often uncelebrated period of not only McCartney and the Beatles, but also pop culture history!  


    When you're done listening, be sure to listen to the Spotify playlist we've curated as a companion to this episode: Check It Out Here

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Thru the AKOM Lens: Lester and Maysles

    Thru the AKOM Lens: Lester and Maysles

    In this episode of our new series examining the Beatles on film, Phoebe and Kristen discuss fantasy, reality and the creation of the Beatles myth with two landmark films from the start of Beatlemania: A Hard Day’s Night and The Beatles First US Visit

    • 2 hr 36 min
    Looking for the Breakup Series?

    Looking for the Breakup Series?

    Hello dear listeners!  If you are looking for the Breakup Series, it has moved to our sister podcast, One Sweet Dream!  


    Now you have double the amazing Beatles podcasts to subscribe to - Another Kind of Mind, and One Sweet Dream. 


    Be sure to subscribe to One Sweet Dream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! 

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