“People often dismiss [Paul] as soft and lazy and complacent. In so many ways, he’s the exact opposite of that, to a frightening extreme.” - Rob Sheffield
Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield, author of Dreaming the Beatles, joins me to preview the new White Album box set and for a wide ranging discussion on all things Fab Four - the way our perception of the Beatles change as we age, how the Rock Band video game got 90s kids into the Beatles, rethinking the story of the White Album, why we see aspect of ourselves in the Lennon McCartney friendship, how George was treated like John and Paul's kid brother, the way the Beatles drug use affected their relationships with each other, what McCartney and Mick Jagger have in common, why Taylor Swift is the modern day Paul McCartney, Rob’s 90 minute cut of Hey Jude, the eternal youthfulness of Ringo Starr and why he is in denial about the prospect of Paul’s eventual death... (and more if you can believe it)
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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