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The Archive from Paste Magazine is hosted by Paste editor-in-chief Josh Jackson, who digs through the Paste Cloud archives to unearth interviews and performances from musical legends like John Lennon, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones.

The Archive Paste Magazine

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    • 4.9, 11 Ratings

The Archive from Paste Magazine is hosted by Paste editor-in-chief Josh Jackson, who digs through the Paste Cloud archives to unearth interviews and performances from musical legends like John Lennon, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones.

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4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
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Getting Below the Surface of Music Greats

The names John Lennon, David Bowie and Bono immediately conjure up iconic images of media-ready album art or glossy choreographed concert scenes. It is easy to lose sight of the fact that these individuals were (or are) not only thoughtful artists but real human beings. So it is delightful to have access to long form interview excerpts that delve beneath the glossy surface and into the minds and even hearts of these music greats. Hearing John Lennon describe intimate moments at home with his baby son, including his pride of baking a loaf of bread (even taking a "Polaroid" of it - a sure harbinger of Instagram foodie shots still decades away) and his subsequent disillusionment when the bread was devoured by his family with insufficient appreciation and artistic permanence (he recognized himself as having archetypical "housewife's" woe) -- such tales strip the myth down to the man. Very few interviewers today can achieve this (although Charlie Rose and Terri Gross come close on a regular basis). Paste has an incredible treasure trove to have access to this footage, and we all reap the benefit of them sharing it with us.

I would love to get more contextual facts and background before and after the interview clips -- perhaps annotations could be given for some of the bits and pieces that we hear in the the interview clips. But what's here is exciting and informative -- a podcast that should be essential listening for any lover of music and culture. I highly recommend.

Vocab Master ,

Great idea, excellent execution

I love the concept. The first episode with John Lennon is fascinating and really well done. I'm excited for future episodes.

Papa Legba ,

Let’s start with the best : John Lennon!

This is an excellent idea for a podcast - going back and offering a critical review of some of the most iconic interviews in rock history.

I grew up with John Lennon interviews. The man inspired me to think critically and love art. Paste digs through the archives, focusing on the two most important JL interviews - one right before the Beatles broke up and the classic interview right before his death. Looking forward to the rest of this series.

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