When They Was Fab: Electric Arguments About the Beatles
2021.04 Handle With Care (Extended) — George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Nelson Wilbury

2021.04 Handle With Care (Extended) — George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Nelson Wilbury

January 25, 2021

Before the diversion down McCartney III road, Ethan and I were talking about the "Traveling Wilburys" DVD.    We return to that topic, covering the videos from Vol I and Volume 3, ruminate on the "Nobody's Child" video (and Apple/The Beatle wives involvement), and ponder the miracles of extended 12-inch remixes.

2021.03 Confidante (LIPA) — Paul McCartney, Brian, Rusty, Abe, Wix, The Cast of “Nowhere Boy”

2021.03 Confidante (LIPA) — Paul McCartney, Brian, Rusty, Abe, Wix, The Cast of “Nowhere Boy”

January 18, 2021

Paul McCartney, MPL, Paul Dugdale and DONE+DUSTED present Paul McCartney Live at the Cavern - a concert film covering Paul McCartney's 2018 return to the "Best of Cellars".     The concert occurred in the midst of "Egypt Station" promotion, but premieres on television (in the UK at least) as part of the promotion for "McCartney III".     Tune in to hear our solo and collective opinions, but we agree that the ninety minutes is well spent!   (even if you must go with the YouTube version)

2021.02 Birthday (Grand Central) — Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Idris Elba

2021.02 Birthday (Grand Central) — Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Idris Elba

January 11, 2021

This week we dive into the McCartney III interviews and video presentations.     We talk about a selection of items from the last few months, including interviews from both British and American television, music videos (traditional, animated and lyric varieties) and the special preview MPL released for the forthcoming 6-part miniseries with Paul and Rick Rubin.

2021.01 Starting Over (Hybrid) — Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Neil Innes

2021.01 Starting Over (Hybrid) — Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Neil Innes

January 4, 2021

2020 may have been a year to forget, but there is no stopping the Beatles world.    Although the headlines were filled with both cancellations/delays, Paul and Ringo did manage to give us new music, and some nifty archival releases from the band and the solo artists that came from it.

2020.52b The Kiss of Venus (Phone Demo) — Kit O’Toole, Mitch Axelrod, Paul McCartney, James Brown, Ricky Lee Robinson, Led Zeppelin, The Analogues

2020.52b The Kiss of Venus (Phone Demo) — Kit O’Toole, Mitch Axelrod, Paul McCartney, James Brown, Ricky Lee Robinson, Led Zeppelin, The Analogues

December 28, 2020

December 28, new episode!    We flip the disc (and the order) and continue our roundtable look at McCartney III.    Once again Kit O'Toole (Talk More Talk) and Mitch Axelrod (Fab 4 Free 4 All) join our regulars.     Ring out the old, ring in the new and go "Deep Down" on Paul Mccartney's December 2020 album with the five of us!

2020.52a Lavatory Lil (12 Days of Paul) — Mitch Axelrod, Kit O’Toole, Jack White, Paul McCartney, Lead Belly, Timmy Sean

2020.52a Lavatory Lil (12 Days of Paul) — Mitch Axelrod, Kit O’Toole, Jack White, Paul McCartney, Lead Belly, Timmy Sean

December 24, 2020

McCartney III has been out a week, and most of us are settling into our opinions, and we present them to you.      Today:    Side A (at least as it appears on some versions of the disc).      Our panel? Kit O'Toole, Mitch Axelrod, Ethan Alexanian, Lonnie Peña and Ed Chen.      Stick around for side B (and an announcement) later this holiday season!

2020.51 Inside Out (demo) — TheTraveling Wilburys, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Judas Priest

2020.51 Inside Out (demo) — TheTraveling Wilburys, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Judas Priest

December 21, 2020

Dozens of years ago, the Wilburys got it right.   "Look into the future /  With your mystic crystal ball / See if it ain't yellow / See if it's there at all".      This week Ethan Alexanian and I discuss the film made for the Warner's sales force: "Whatever Wilbury Wilbury", and the DVD film "True History of the Traveling Wilburys".

2020.50 Mamunia (Denny Laine, Live) –Ardy Sarraf, Ethan Alexanian, Wingsband, Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, Denny Seiwell.

2020.50 Mamunia (Denny Laine, Live) –Ardy Sarraf, Ethan Alexanian, Wingsband, Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, Denny Seiwell.

December 14, 2020

What is it like playing the material of Paul McCartney/Wings live on stage?     Ardy Sarraf (The Fab Four, Wingsband) returns as we continue our discussion from last week.   Is it difficult to find a musician to portray "Linda McCartney?"      What would it take to recreate the "Lumpy Trousers" tour?      Do the songs from McCartney I and McCartney II translate to the stage?     What does that mean when hypothesizing McCartney III?    

2020.49 Santa Clause is Coming to Town (The Fab Four) — Ardy Sarraf, Ethan Alexanian, The Fab Four, The Fab Five

2020.49 Santa Clause is Coming to Town (The Fab Four) — Ardy Sarraf, Ethan Alexanian, The Fab Four, The Fab Five

December 7, 2020

December 7, new show!   Ardy Sarraf of "The Fab Four" joins the show (ably guest hosted by Ethan Alexanian) as discuss a vast number of topics.    The dangers of improper footwear, Las Vegas Mania, playing the Rutles for Eric Idle, The Fab Four's Christmas record / upcoming live stream and more!

2020.48 You Saved My Soul (Lennon) — Ethan Alexanian, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon

2020.48 You Saved My Soul (Lennon) — Ethan Alexanian, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon

November 30, 2020

Ethan Alexanian guest hosts for a bit while Lonnie Pena deals with real life.    This week, we continue our ongoing anticipation of "McCartney III", and talk about the box sets ad deluxe editions we think are on the horizon in the next ten years.      An EP collection?     Handmade films box?     "Broad Street" deluxe combo set?      We hypothesize on all of those and many more.

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