Something About the Beatles – Do Yourself a Favour and Have a Listen

We raved about a new podcast called Something About the Beatles back when it first came out. SATB is hosted by two Beatle experts and authors Robert Rodriguez and Richard Buskin.

If you need any convincing to make this a regular download, have a listen to Episode 11.

It’s a great example of how interesting this podcast is. The two look into the instruments that the Beatles used on stage and in the studio – and how these directly impacted the sound and their creative push to always try new ways of making music. Buskin interviews Andy Babiuk, author of Beatles Gear (and the newly-published Rolling Stones Gear), but also talks with his co-host Rodriguez, delving into their own extensive knowledge and understanding of the music. Great stuff.

It is episodes like this that make it well worth subscribing to this podcast – which comes out roughly once a month:Something About the Beatles-tiffSee also our post on Beatles 101, Richard Buskin’s latest book.

A Great New Beatle Podcast Hits the Internet

A great new Beatle podcast has recently hit the internet airwaves.

It’s called Something About the Beatles and is co-hosted by two highly respected Beatle authors, Robert Rodriguez and Richard Buskin.Something About the Beatles-tiff

If the first two episodes are anything to go by, this will be one worth downloading on a regular basis. The two bring unique and well-informed eyes to a topic they both clearly love. American Rodriquez (Solo in SeventiesRevolver: How The Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘N’ Roll; Fab Four FAQ and Fab Four FAQ 2.0), and Britain’s Buskin (The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Beatles; Days in the Life: The Lost Beatles Archives; John Lennon: His Life and Legend amongst many others) complement each other with different experiences of growing up fascinated by the Beatles. They are both knowledgable of course, but also have a lot of fun with their topic too. There are no sacred cows here.

The homepage for the podcast features cool original artwork by Executive Producer Rick Wey:Something ABout the Beatles2-tiffSomething About the Beatles3-tiffThe podcast is also unique in that the pair play real Beatle music to illustrate what they are discussing – something we’ve not heard before. Highly recommended.