john lennon

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    Dec 11
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    Dec 14
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beatles 74

this week paul mccartney released a new single, and since john's not around to say it, i will: it's complete shite. but that doesn't mean the 4 beatles didn't release a lot of good individual music after their 1970 break up.

paul and john40 years ago george, paul, ringo, and john each released solo albums, and this week i combine their best tracks into the beatles album that could've happened.

between the lazy tracks each of them released some very creative work. and yet when listening to any one song, while there is some self-consciousness of the other former-members' existance, you don't get the dynamic push or critique from the others, that could have enhanced these songs.

nonetheless, it's a great way to get a feel for the band as a whole--4 years after they quit playing together. and maybe a taste of what could have continued to be.

  • Thu
    Oct 24
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  • Sun
    Oct 27
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the beatles album after the beatles broke up

the beatles broke up in 1970, but 3 years after that, they each released solo albums that collectively, could have been another great beatles album. 

george harrisonin 1973 george harrison's "living in the material world" was perhaps the most creative of each of their solo efforts, and this week's show features several brilliant songs from that album.

also released 40 years ago was mccartney's classic "band on the run," lennon's "mind games" and ringo's collaboration with the band also would have made some great contributions to the 1973 album that wasn't but could have been.

  • Thu
    Feb 14
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  • Sun
    Feb 17
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the 1970 beatles album that could have happened

the last recording the beatles famously made was 1969's "abbey road." but a year later, all four of them were still at the top of their game, energetically, creatively, albeit individually, each releasing solo albums.

john lennonwhat would a 1970 paul mccartneybeatles album have sounded like? like this week's show.

this week i've created the beatles' 1970 album that never happened, featuring their 1970 songs & sequences (side 1 and 2) they would have likely be released if... here are the track listings.

  • Thu
    Jan 24
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    Jan 27
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the best year of music of all time

cat stevensthe discussion has gone on long enough: what was the best year of music in the last 50 years? this week (after lots of random votes, and plenty of discussion and arguments with other musicians and djs) i reveal the best musical year of all time. no spoiler here; you'll have to listen to find out.

it was the year that cat stevens [above] released his two best albums, the beatles released 5 albums, van morrison joni mitchellreleased his two best albums, joni mitchell [right], the band, chicago, canned heat, and the grateful dead all released their best music. this year also saw the birth of black sabbath, the under-appreciated crow, and emmit rhodes; and great songs by the temptations and carlos santana.

even after brutally editing the best songs down to 1 hour i can't get thru them all; so this will be part 1 of the best of the best. listen next week for the rest.

go here for my list of an amazing 81 songs i'll share in 1 hour.

  • Thu
    Jan 03
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  • Sun
    Jan 06
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the 4th best year of music

for the past several weeks i've been counting down the best years of music of all time. beginning with the 10th best year of music, i've made the case for mahavishnu1968, 1992, 2010, 1983, 1965, 1972, and last week the 5th best year of music of all time: 1972.

this week's year in review features the debut album of john mclaughlin (left) and his jazz-rock fusion band, mahavishnu orchestra ("inner mounting flame"), led zeppelin's best album ("iv"), the who's brilliant "who's next," as well timeless albums by frank zappa ("the grand wazoo"--my alltime favorite album title), joni mitchell ("blue"), john lennon ("imagine"), and...well, the list just goes on and on. tune in thursday night to find out what the 4th best year of all time is. (no spoiler)

warning: i'll play parts of over 60 songs!

  • Thu
    Oct 14
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    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 17
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The 1st Post-Beatles Beatles Album

The Beatles broke up in 1970. Or did they?

Each of the 3john and paul song-writing members released very strong solo albums that year. The best tracks from each album collectively make a very strong Beatles album--a post Beatles album if you will.

Missing was the studio collaboration, but a lot of these songs were rehearsed, arranged, and influenced by the other Beatles anyway.

The 3 featured albums are John Lennon's "Plastic Ono Band," Paul McCartney's (excuse me if I don't call him "Sir") "McCartney," and George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass."

I produced an hour's worth of the best of these albums in my best George Martin style. So pull up a chair, or drive to the nearest parking lot, and listen to a new Beatles album.

The track list can be found here: http://kruufm.com/node/add/station-playlist/3945