Welcome to Another Kind of Mind: A Different Kind of Beatles Podcast. We’re a collective of artists, musicians, and professionals who challenge established narratives about the band with irreverent commentary, educated criticism, and original, thought-provoking analysis.

Live on Location in Seattle at Paul McCartney's Got Back tour: 

Phoebe and Daphne share their joyous experience at this May 2022 show and have a lively discussion about the performance by Paul, Rusty, Brian, Wix and Abe. *MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*

Dr. Allison Bumsted joins Phoebe and Daphne to discuss how rock journalism in the 1970s re-shaped Paul McCartney’s critical reputation for the next three decades (and beyond). 

Also discussed in this episode: authenticity, gatekeeping, rock aesthetics and rhetoric, hyper-masculinity and the inherent inclusivity of pop.

 

SOURCES

Paul McCartney interviewed on Radio Luxembourg May 12, 1973
Something About the Beatles, “Critiquing the Critics” Episodes 176a and 176b
A Women’s History of the Beatles, Christine Feldman-Barrett (2021)
The Beatles and the Historians, Erin Torkelson-Weber (2016)
Truant Boy: Art, Authenticity and Paul McCartney, Martin Shough (2017)
Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music, Yuval Taylor and Hugh Barker (2007)
“Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader,” Lester Bangs (2003)
“Physical Graffiti” review by Jim Miller, Rolling Stone (March 27, 1975)
John Landau reviews RAM, (July 8, 1971)
Wildlife review by John Mendelssohn, Rolling Stone (Jan 20, 1972)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, written by Allen Evans, NME (May 20, 1967)
“The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound,” Ralph J Gleason (1969)
“Just Two Superstars from Middle Rock,” NY Times (Aug 3, 1975)
“Imagine” review by Ben Gerson (Oct 28, 1971)
“The Former Beatle Gets Personal” Paul Gambincini, Rolling Stone (Jan 31, 1974)
“Records: Paul McCartney and Wings” Band on the Run review by Dave Downing, Let it Rock (1974)
Band on the Run review, Jon Landau (1974)
“Paul and Linda McCartney: Bionic couple serves it your way” Lester Bangs, Creem: 34–39 and 72–73 (1976)
“Yesterday, Today and Paul” Rolling Stone, Ben Fong-Torres (June 17 1976) 
"Paul McCartney & Wings" Rolling Stone page 14; Paul Gambaccini (June 21 1973) 
Life Magazine (November 7, 1969)
“Man of the Year” Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner (February 7, 1970)
“Sound effects: Youth, Leisure, and the Politics of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Simon Frith. New York: Pantheon Books (197.)
"Rod Stewart’s Holiday Turkey: Blondes Have More Fun Review" Rolling Stone, Janet Maslin (Feb 8, 1979)
"Every Picture Tells a Story" Review Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn (July 8, 1971)

 

OTHER WRITERS MENTIONED
Pete Wiley, Robert Christgau, Matt Brennan, Holly Tessler, Leonard Feather, Leroy Jones, Barbara Gardner, Nat Hentoff, Simon Frith, Jim DeRogatis 

 

ALLISON’S LINKS

My social (Inast and Twitter @Allison Bumsted)

Website: www.allisonbumsted.com (I update it with what's happening)

Book Link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-85543-7

Chapter Link:: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-85543-7_5 (ask your local library to get a hold of the book!)

 

PLAYLIST
The Mess (live at the Hague) WINGS
Band on the Run PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS
Wildlife WINGS
Too Many People PAUL & LINDA MCCARTNEY
I Am Your Singer WINGS
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey PAUL & LINDA MCCARTNEY
Mama’s Little Girl PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS
Let Me Roll it PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS
Rockshow WINGS

The third and final episode in our Get Back analysis is dedicated to Band Dynamics- the working and personal relationships within the Beatles and how all those conflicts, bonds and loyalties interact.

We also take a look at the Get Back deadlines; Were they as crazy as we think?

Join Phoebe, Daphne, Iris and Thalia for this lively, thoughtful and engrossing panel.


SOURCES

The Banality of Genius: Notes on Peter Jackson's Get Back, Ian Leslie (Jan 26 2022)
Get Back, dir. Peter Jackson (2021)
John Lennon Interview w/ DJ John Small (October 22nd, 1969)
Beatles Anthology, dir. Geoff Wonfor; Bob Smeaton (1995)
Peace and Love, Broken Record podcast w/ Rick Rubin (Sep 21, 2021)
Ringo Interview from: Understanding McCartney/Ep 5, dir breathless345 (2020)
Ringo Starr Interview w/ Howard Stern (2000)
Felix Dennis quote from: You Never Give Me Your Money: The Battle for the Soul of the Beatles, Peter Doggett (2009)
Playboy interview w/ Allen Klein (1971)
Solid State, The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles, Ken Womack (2019)
Maureen Starkey interview (published 1998)
Tune In, Mark Lewisohn (2013)
Beatles on the Roof, Tony Barrel (2017)
With a Little Help from My Friends, the Making of Sergeant Pepper, George Martin (1994)
Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years, 1926-1966) Ken Womack (2018)
Philip Norman (?)
Playback: An Illustrated Memoir, George Martin (2002)
Let it Be, dir Michael Lindsay-Hogg (1970)
George Harrison, Guitar World: When We Was Fab. (1992)
THE LYRICS, Paul McCartney and Paul Muldoon (2021)
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles (1997)
Peter Jackson on Stephen Colbert (Nov 25, 2021)

*ADDENDUM- We erroneously state that the Beatles' contract in September 1969 requires seven Beatles/Solo albums per year until 1976. The Beatles were in fact only required to produce TWO albums per year until 1976. Apologies for this errror.

AKOM on GET BACK: Brothers, Friends, Bandmates

Episode 2 is all about George, Paul and George & Paul; we take a look into their dynamic as bandmates, friends and surrogate brothers. We also examine George as a Producer for insight into the creative conflicts between Paul and George. 

Other topics include: The Beatles’ Rooftop Performance, Eric Clapton and Scenes that Surprised Us.


SOURCES/REFERENCES

Get Back, dir. Peter Jackson (2021)
"Why the Beatles Broke Up" by Mikael Gilmore for Rolling Stone (2000)
"Paul McCartney: the Musical Genius with Staying Power" The Times UK, Caitlin Moran (Dec 25, 2021)
George Harrison, NME: This Song. (December 11th, 1976)
“The Banality of Genius: Notes on Peter Jackson's Get Back” Ian Leslie  (Jan 26 2022)
George Harrison, Guitar World: When We Was Fab. (1992)
Paul McCartney on Egypt Station, NME interview w/ Dan Stubbs (2018)
"Beatlesongs," William J Dowlding (1989)
"Get Back Halftime Report" on Hey Dullblog
Geoff Emerick interview w/ Alan Light for Blender.com (2009)
George Martin interviewed by Richard Buskin (March 3,1987)
"Behind the Locked Door," Graeme Thomson (2013)
Michael Lindsay Hogg, Interview for Radio New Zealand (Dec 4, 2021)
Paul McCartney interview with Parkinson (1997)

Part 1 in a 3-part conversation about Peter Jackson’s documentary epic, GET BACK.

 

Join Phoebe and Daphne for a discussion of Peter Jackson's most controversial edits, Yoko’s celluloid makeover, the state of John & Paul’s relationship and the invisible interloper, heroin.

SOURCES
Get Back, dir. Peter Jackson (2021)
Michael Lindsay Hogg, Interview for Radio New Zealand (Dec 4, 2021)
Understanding Lennon/McCartney vol 2, dir. breathless345 (2022)

Join Phoebe and Sam Whiles, host of Paul or Nothing podcast, as they discuss the cinematic portrayals of the McCartney and Lennon marriages. What mythology do they create for themselves? What does the public (fans, authors and outside media) project onto them? How have their images changed over time?

Movies discussed in this episode: The Linda McCartney Story (2000) and John and Yoko: a Love Story (1985).

Paul or Nothing:
https://mccartneypod.podbean.com 

Join Phoebe and Sam Whiles, host of Paul or Nothing podcast, as they discuss the TV movie John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985).

Paul or Nothing:
https://mccartneypod.podbean.com 

Join Phoebe and Sam Whiles, host of Paul or Nothing podcast, as they discuss the TV movie The Linda McCartney Story (2000).

Paul or Nothing:
https://mccartneypod.podbean.com 

Get Back Pregame Show!

Peter Jackson's long-awaited documentary series Get Back launches on Disney Plus in just 3 days (November 25, 2021)! Join Phoebe, Daphne, and Thalia for a deeply analytical, level-headed, and definitely not hysterical countdown to this groundbreaking event in Beatledom! They discuss the Get Back book, teasers, remixes, and other advance media. Also discussed are such hard-hitting questions as “What are George’s opinions on cat food?” and “WTF is it about McBeardy, anyway?”

CW: Even more swearing than usual; gratuitous d*ck jokes.

‘Pizza and Fairytales’ is John Lennon’s phrase— a brilliant one—and he conjured it to describe one man: Paul McCartney. 

John in the 70s is fairly well documented. But what about the less communicative, less examined half of Lennon/McCartney? In this episode, Phoebe and Daphne give McCartney two things he doesn’t often get: detailed lyrical analysis and recognition of his atypical self-expression. Extending this basic respect serves to shine a brighter, warmer light on the Lennon/McCartney relationship—not just in the 70s but up to present day and beyond. 

Lennon and McCartney will be joined forever; they deserve to have their true story told.

PLAYLIST

Some People Never Know WINGS (1971)
Big Barn Bed WINGS (1973)
Band on the Run PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS (1973)
Dear Friend WINGS (1971)
Little Lamb Dragonfly WINGS (1973)
Isolation JOHN LENNON (1970)
Ram On PAUL & LINDA McCARTNEY (1971)
Too Many People PAUL & LINDA McCARTNEY (1971)
Best Friend WINGS (1972)
Let Me Roll It PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS (1973)
Beef Jerky JOHN LENNON (1974)
#9 Dream JOHN LENNON (1974)
Bless You JOHN LENNON (1974)
Whatever Gets You Through the Night JOHN LENNON (1974)
Venus and Mars WINGS (1975)
Call Me Back Again WINGS (1975)
Silly Love Songs WINGS (1976)
Let’s Love PAUL McCARTNEY (1975)
Howling at the Moon JOHN LENNON (1979)

SOURCES

Paul McCartney, interview w/ Ray Connolly, Evening Standard: Paul on ‘Why the Beatles broke up’. (April 21st, 1970)
The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, Paul McCartney & Paul Muldoon (2021)
Paul and Linda McCartney w/ Joan Goodman, Playboy (1984)
Paul McCartney in Venice (September 1976)
Paul McCartney w/ Scott Osbourne (March 1974)
George Harrison in Sounds Magazine (Nov 9, 1974)
Paul McCartney to Melody Maker (November 1971)
Paul McCartney on Day by Day (July 10, 1980)
John & Yoko interview, w/ McCabe and Schonfeld at St. Regis Hotel (Sept 9, 1971) 
Lennon Remembers w/ Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone (1970)
John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman (2008)
Loving John, May Pang (1983)
Paul McCartney to Club Sandwich (1994)
Paul McCartney to Billboard interview (2001)
Peter Doggett talks to Mike McCartney (Beatles Book Monthly No. 199, Nov 1992)
The Beatles (afterword) by Hunter Davies (re-issued version from 1985)
Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross (2021)
Howard Stern Show (Nov 10, 2021)
Howard Stern Show (2013)
Paul McCartney w/ Anthony DeCurtis for Rolling Stone: The Paul McCartney interview. (November 5th, 1987)
Paul McCartney, from Beatles Monthly Book, N°256 (August 1997)

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