Hitler on Sgt. Pepper

By |2015-09-12T14:24:27-07:00September 12, 2015|Sgt. Pepper|

We've discussed peak Brian Wilson versus peak Beatles before, but you gotta admire the guy's passion. https://youtu.be/sGVRQ-DC9PE Now, clearly this is unfair. As I've said many times before, the scale of an LP can only be measured by examining its every dimension -- packaging, conception and historical/industry impact do count -- not just in terms of songwriting and performance. If you want to know the difference between Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds, see how SMiLE is different; Brian Wilson saw the improvements that "mere McCartney" and his own Wrecking Crew had wrought. * * * I've been noticing a lot of site [...]

McCartney’s DJ Chris Holmes

By |2015-01-07T16:39:50-08:00January 7, 2015|concert, Covers, Remixes & Mashups|

LA-based DJ Chris Holmes. Now that I know what he looks like, maybe I'll bump into him. Rolling Stone comes in for a lot of licks here on Dullblog, mostly from me, mostly for its role in canonizing Lennon and demonizing McCartney in the early 70s. But they've gotten their act together since then, and the Stone's relentless Boomer-focus means that they do get into some interesting Beatle-related nooks and crannies. This article for example, on McCartney's DJ Chris Holmes. Holmes' mixes have been warming up Paul's crowd since 2009; he provided his set to RollingStone.com, and I've been listening [...]

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