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Screw It, We're Just Gonna Talk About the Beatles

Friends from the Los Angeles comedy scene discuss the Beatles, one album at a time. We have no special qualifications nor reason to do this. And we often get facts wrong or leave them out. We just want to because we're obsessed with the Beatles, like any rational human. TOPICS INCLUDE: Reasons we love them! Stories we've read! Opinions we hold! Excitement we cannot contain! THE BEATLES!
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Dec 23, 2020

The panel discusses Paul's latest album, McCartney III. We go over how he's adapted his songs to his voice, his ambitious lyrical choices, his cool drumming, the modern heavy sound of Slidin', his impressive producing talent, that one of the tracks was recorded 15 years ago and not all of us noticed. 

Spoiler: we like it.

We also talk a bit about the new "trailer" for the Peter Jackson film/doc "Get Back."

Oct 29, 2020

In honor of the upcoming album "McCartney III," the panel discusses the 1980 album "McCartney II."

Just like its predecessor, 1970's "McCartney,"" McCartney II is a completely solo project -- just about everything done by only Paul.  Unlike its predecessor, and unlike anything Paul had done to that point, McCartney II features a lot of experiments with synthesized keyboard sounds, ambient noise, repeated dance beats. Disliked by idiot critics upon its release, McCartney II ended up being seen as a prescient pioneer in the direction that electronic music would soon go in.

The panel discusses all this, and also gets into: Joel saying "the Wings" and Will pronouncing "jazz" like "jaws." Katie and Brett probably say dumb stuff too, who can remember? Anyway this is a fun episode and we hope you like it!

Oh, and we'll do a new episode when "McCartney III" comes out on Katie's birthday in Decemeber 2020!

Apr 15, 2020

A noble attempt to recapture the fun of the previous Beatles Games episode. 

Some discussion: Which songs would you most like to have said you wrote? What would Paul say about Klaus? Which is the Beatles of social media platforms? How often can the subject of "bifurcated genitals" make its way into a Beatles discussion?

Panel:  Will Hines, Brett Morris, Katie Plattner, Joel Spence

Apr 3, 2020

The panel plays a variety of games: F**k Marry Kill, Would You Rather, Listener Questions, Who Are the Beatles of X?, Which X is Which Beatle and perhaps regrettably: Klaustalk.

We call it "Beatles Games" in the audio of the episode, but then after we were done Joel suggested "Fab Bag" and I like it so here it is in the podcast title.

Lots of explicit language for the first five minutes, for almost no reason at all.

Panel: Will Hines, Brett Morris, Katie Plattner, Joel Spence

Mar 27, 2020

The panel takes a look at the Beatles second album "With the Beatles" (going by the British releases). It seems ot be overlooked in favor of Please Please Me and A Hard Day's Night, but we throw in the three mighty singles they also released around the same time: "From Me to You," "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" --- whew, looks a lot better now, doesn't it? And it didn't look bad before!

This is the second time we've gone over this album for this podcast, for those obsessive SIWJGTATB fans.

Okay, and NOW the podcast is finished. Wink!

Panel: Will Hines, Brett Morris, Katie Plattner, Joel Spence

Mar 19, 2020

Recorded on March 18, 2020 while the panel members were trapped in their homes because of the Corona virus! Consider this a bonus episode, or unreleased track, or a momentary change of heart -- at any rate, it's a new episode.

The panel looks at the Beatles' first album "Please Please Me." It's the second time this podcast has gone over that album. The first time was the very first episode, which was the episode that your host, Will Hines, was LEAST prepared for. Now, all these years later, he's ready to take another crack at this album.

Standard panel of: Will Hines, Brett Morris, Katie Plattner and Joel Spence are on hand, remotely, to tackle this first, amazing, album.

Okay, and NOW the podcast is finished.

Jan 30, 2020

We go over the film Let It Be, the documentary that lets us see the Beatles... be quietly annoyed with each other. But also lets us see the glorious rooftop performance!

It's also the FINAL EPISODE of this podcast! It's been mostly dormant for about a year, and I felt like it was time to officially put it to bed. It's strange how a project occupies mental space until you really say THE END (Beatles reference).

I have loved doing this podcast so much and want to thank everyone who's ever listened to any part of it! And to all the amazing panelists who have ever been on it! 

My final hot take on the Beatles is: they're great!

Your friend in Beatledom, Will Hines

 

Jan 23, 2020

Comedy writer/producer Jake Fogelnest comes on the podcast and announces his opinion of what a 12 song White Album should be. This was an unsolicited opinion that Jake brought on, and it's interesting and great. An interesting side note is that Will and Jake talked for over 2 hours and Will decided to include only this. The rest was great, but it was mostly Will bringing stuff up and Jake responding, and the White Album stuff was the stuff that Jake brought up of his own volition and passion, and so host/editor Will made the call and here we are. Hope you enjoy the ep!

 

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