Pretty Much Pop #111: Our Beatles Love-Fest

Mark is joined by musician David BrookingsGig Gab host Dave Hamilton, and OpenCulture writer Colin Marshall to discuss Peter Jackson’s documentary Get Back and the enduring popularity of The Beatles.

This was recorded on 12/8, the anniversary of John Lennon’s death. We consider the arc of their career, the various post-mortem releases that keep our interest, why Beatles solo work remains a cult interest, and much more.

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Follow @davidbrookingsHear him sing every Beatles songHear him talking about his own tunes with Mark on Nakedly Examined Music

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Follow @colinmarshallHear him on PMP talking about Scorsese films.

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  1. It seems like something like a “Pretty Much (SUB)TEXT” would possibly be beneficial for a Cronenberg podcast (cover the Videodrome, maybe). Of course then you have to decide whether to do a (SUB)TEXT intro and then introduce guests, or a PMP intro. I think people from both programs could unveil a lot about Cronenberg, and maybe even the nature of consumption or information in Cronenberg’s Videodrome.

  2. I want to punch a hole in this idea that the Beatles are universally loved. Some people like them, but consider them overrated. (self-published) historian Piero Scaruffi is one such person. Here is his critical article on the Beatles.

    He also has books on Rock:


    Pop Before Rock Music:

    Essays on Avantgarde Music:

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