Celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Beatles in episode 9. Swapped with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard “Oddments”, an psychedelic rock band from Australia.
Hailed as one of the greatest albums ever recorded, “Sgt. Pepper’s” is a masterpiece of songwriting as well as creating new recording techniques. Released at the start of the “Summer of Love” in 1967, Sgt. Peppers created a new sound and standard for albums.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have to be heard to be experienced. You won’t find this group on the radio but they have some interesting songs and sounds borrowing from 60s pop, folk, garage punk, soul all tied together with some very fuzzy vocals.
Episode 8 features Amy Winehouse’s Grammy-winning album “Back to Black” and the Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique”. Both albums were the second releases from each artist and demonstrate expanded songwriting and music beyond the first albums. Back by The Dap Kings, Amy Winehouse brings together soul, jazz and rhythm and blues to make an honest story of her life. Paul’s Boutique is heralded as one of the finest rap albums ever recorded and contains an amazing mix by The Dust Brothers.
For more information on the samples used in Paul’s Boutique visit paulsboutique.info.
Here’s the Shadrach video as well.