26 episodes

John Lennon: Rebel. Radical. Revolutionary. The story of John Lennon’s post-Beatles years in the turbulent, political, and violent 1970s is told from the perspective of those who knew him best. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND. It features the fictionalized voices of David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, Richard Nixon, Mark David Chapman, and more. Just like John Lennon, this podcast sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks. Season 1, The Phil Spector Story, which tells the story of one of the most infamous record producers of all time, is available to binge now in its entirety. This podcast is explicit and features adult content.

Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story iHeartRadio

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    • 3.5 • 191 Ratings

John Lennon: Rebel. Radical. Revolutionary. The story of John Lennon’s post-Beatles years in the turbulent, political, and violent 1970s is told from the perspective of those who knew him best. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND. It features the fictionalized voices of David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, Richard Nixon, Mark David Chapman, and more. Just like John Lennon, this podcast sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks. Season 1, The Phil Spector Story, which tells the story of one of the most infamous record producers of all time, is available to binge now in its entirety. This podcast is explicit and features adult content.

    Introducing the 27 Club: Amy Winehouse, Episode 1

    Introducing the 27 Club: Amy Winehouse, Episode 1

    Amy Winehouse fused the past with the present to make music for the future. Her own future was compromised by a series of escalating challenges that coincided with the worldwide success of her sophomore album, Back to Black. She accepted a Grammy Award while her beloved Camden burned. Her violent antics inside and outside the pub were pure paparazzi fodder. And just as she reached the upper echelon of British society, new revelations threatened to tear her down. These stories and more on the Season 4 premiere of 27 Club.
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    • 38 min
    Double Elvis Presents: Curious Creatures Trailer

    Double Elvis Presents: Curious Creatures Trailer

    Curious Creatures is hosted by Lol Tolhurst and Budgie. Lol is the co-founder of The Cure and Budgie was the drummer for Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Slits, Big in Japan, and co-founder of The Creatures. The duo have over 100 years of combined experience to draw upon since their beginnings as punk pioneers. In each episode of Curious Creatures, Lol and Budgie explore post punk's enduring legacy and contemporary relevance. They welcome luminaries from all walks of life for revealing, yet relaxed conversation. Audience questions - “curious questions” - will be answered at the end of each episode. 
    For more info about topics discussed by Lol, Budgie and their guests, visit us online at https://curiouscreaturespodcast.com/ Facebook: @CuriousCreaturesOfficial Twitter: @curecreatures Instagram: @CuriousCreaturesOfficial Lol Tolhurst: Facebook: @officialloltolhurst Twitter: @LolTolhurst Instagram: @lol.tolhurst Budgie: Facebook: @budgieofficial Twitter: @TuWhit2whoo Instagram: @budgie646
    Curious Creatures is a partner of the Double Elvis podcast network. For more of the best music storytelling follow @DoubleElvis on Instagram or search Double Elvis in your podcast app.  
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    • 1 min
    BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland Trailer

    BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland Trailer

    BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. 
    BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Listen each week for wild stories about Mike Tyson, Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez, Evel Knievel, Tonya Harding, Pete Rose, Sonny Liston, Spider Sabich, Ty Cobb, and, of course, O.J. Simpson.
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    • 2 min
    John Lennon & Holden Caulfield (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 10)

    John Lennon & Holden Caulfield (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 10)

    Holden Caulfield, the fictional narrator of J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, comes to life to explain exactly why Mark David Chapman’s plan didn’t work – and exactly why Mark David Chapman is himself one of the greatest phonies of all time. Holden also imagines what the 1980s would have been like with John Lennon alive and well, making more music and marching in more rallies.
    For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 43 min
    John Lennon and Mark David Chapman (The John Lennon Story, Chapter Nine)

    John Lennon and Mark David Chapman (The John Lennon Story, Chapter Nine)

    Go inside the mind of the man who received messages from both God and the Devil. The man who thought he would step into the pages of a dog-eared paperback with one unspeakable deed. The man who took a dreamer from the world. Mark David Chapman tells the chilling story of just how and why he assassinated John Lennon.
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    • 41 min
    John Lennon & Dick Cavett (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 8)

    John Lennon & Dick Cavett (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 8)

    As the 1970s came to a close, John Lennon famously withdrew from the public eye to focus on his family life. He was no longer appearing on television shows and peace rallies to rail against the confusion and destruction wrought by the political powers of the world. But as one of those television hosts, Dick Cavett, attests, John was anything but dormant during this period. He nearly made a surprise live appearance on a late-night TV show. He nearly died when he went on a sailing expedition through the Bermuda Triangle. And as his public profile began to increase again, the private security that he and Yoko hired to protect them began to raise some very valid concerns.
    For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

james8008 ,

A different listen

So I’m a huge Disgraceland fan, but this show definitely has a different vibe from that show. I can see why this would be off putting for certain audiences, but at the same time I really enjoy hearing something different like this. Is it perfect? No, but Jake tried something different here and if you’re a fan of his then you’ll probably enjoy this podcast.

PallindromeBell ,

Cringeworthy Mixing

I found it incredibly difficult to fully enjoy this podcast because of the sound effects. Wonderful storyline, but I cannot for the life of me understand who would sign off on this stupid, noisy distraction!

Wardster25 ,

Usually I’m one to call out Jake but….

This is great entertainment. I’m a mega Lennon fan. I realize liberties are taken here , but it’s so well produced. I’m in for the ride . Love it

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