September 24, 2022

You Really Got A Hold On Me

It's time for a Smokey Robinson cover on this episode of Stuffology with "You Really Got A Hold On Me". Can Lennon's vocals match the original (and will Andrew concede whether they're any good or not)? Where, and why, do UB40 fit into things? And how does the whole "cultural appropriation" thing work? 

 

Rankings: Track-by-track Ranking

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September 10, 2022

Roll Over Beethoven

We start Side 2 of With The Beatles with one of the most well-known songs of all-time, Roll Over Beethoven. Can the Beatles do the Chuck Berry classic justice? Why are there sidesteps into Superman movies? And what does a completely forgotten sitcom have to do with anything?

 

Rankings: Track-by-track Ranking

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August 27, 2022

Please Mr Postman

We continue with another cover version for this episode with the Beatles' take on the classic "Please Mr Postman". Does it live up the original? Where does Elvis Costello fit into things? And why are the scores unusual this time round?

Rankings: Track-by-track Ranking

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Twitter: @beatles_ology

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August 6, 2022

Till There Was You

Till There Was You is up for discussion this week, as JG and Andrew delve into another one of the cover versions on With The Beatles. Is the track as chintzy as its reputation? Do the band make a good fist of a complicated number? Plus we return to one of the podcast's favourite subjects - The Rutles and Neil Innes - and excitement ahoy! We delve into the postbag for the first time to cover a listener's email.

 

Rankings: Track-by-track Ranking

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Twitter: @beatles_ology

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July 23, 2022

Little Child

This episode, JG and Andrew turn their attention to "Little Child", which turns out to be a Lennon/McCartney Original and not a cover version at all! What difference does knowing how something was recorded make to appreciating a song? Should this have been a Ringo song, as was originally intended? And what on Earth is "brumbeat"?

 

Rankings: Track-by-track Ranking

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Twitter: @beatles_ology

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July 9, 2022

Don’t Bother Me

We turn to George's first Beatles song on an album this episode as JG and Andrew cover "Don't Bother Me".  How does George's first attempt at songwriting stack up against Lennon and McCartney? Is his solo output worth bothering (ho ho) with? And how contentious will the final score be?

 

Rankings: Track-by-track Ranking

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Twitter: @beatles_ology

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June 25, 2022

All My Loving

It's something of a classic that's getting covered this episode as "All My Loving" falls under the spotlight. Does it deserve to be such a popular live number? Why is JG pulled up for speaking French? And how on-topic will things stay before the inevitable score?

 

Rankings: Track-by-track Ranking

eMail: beatlesstuffology@gmail.com

Twitter: @beatles_ology

JG's Writing: Judgementally Reviews...

June 11, 2022

All I’ve Got To Do

The second song on With The Beatles goes under the JG/Andrew microscope today with All I've Got To Do. Does it continue the album's run of quality after the terrific opener? How go Lennon's vocals? And for how long can two people prevaricate over picking a score for the song while essentially working out format points on the fly? 

 

Rankings: Track-by-track Ranking

eMail: beatlesstuffology@gmail.com

Twitter: @beatles_ology

JG's Writing: Judgementally Comments...

 

May 28, 2022

It Won’t Be Long

We kick off the second Beatles album this episode with "It Won't Be Long". How does the song work as an opening track to the album? Does it deserve its somewhat-neglected reputation? Plus there's a discussion of Across The Universe, a film neither JG nor Andrew have actually, at any point, seen. And as if that wasn't enough, there's the introduction of a new format point! But what will it be? There's only one way to find out... 

Rankings: Track-by-track Ranking

eMail: beatlesstuffology@gmail.com

Twitter: @beatles_ology

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May 14, 2022

I’ll Get You

We flip She Loves You over to cover its B-side this episode with the largely-forgotten I'll Get You. Does the song deserve to languish in obscurity? How does it fare stylistically? And just how long can JG vamp for while Andrew desperately tries to find some statistics?

 

eMail: beatlesstuffology@gmail.com

Twitter: @beatles_ology

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