Episode: Connections: Dylan Beatles in Mono Part 7 plus Felix Cavaliere Interview and more...
Dec 17, 2012 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. Includes new and vintage music, along with Part 7 of an exploration of Bob Dylan and The Beatles in mono (and why that matters). Also a special section on The Rascals, who just played live for the first time in over 40 years, plus highlights from an in depth interview and conversation with Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals.
Up until the late 1960's, mono was the main focus of musicians, engineers and producers. Stereo was an afterthought, often mixed weeks later. In the cd and mp3 eras, many of us were used to hearing only the stereo mixes. Yet mono has an additional presence and warmth. An intimacy, as if you're right there in the studio. Every effort was made to balance and equalize the bass, drums, guitars, vocals and effects so the songs would sound great... and reflect what the artists intended. Sometimes there are additional parts in mono, or simply more clarity to those parts.
The first half hour of this show explores these wonderful mono mixes and great songwriting from Bob Dylan and The Beatles.
Later, music from Warren Zanes, Wayne Cochran, Nick Lowe, Sam Phillips, Lisa Germano, Ray Charles, Earl-Jean, Jon Brion, The Shangri-Las, Wendy James, Tom Tom Club, John Cale, Lord Huron, Suzanne Ciani, John Lennon, Stella Soule, new music from Elliott Randall (opening the show) and more...
Also, several tunes from The Rascals, along with wonderful insights, humor and observations from Felix Cavaliere.
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Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...
Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.
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