October 10, 2016
In the eighth month of our year with the Beatles, Graeme Burk and Rob Jones are joined once again by Shannon Dohar to talk about Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in a far-ranging conversation that considers how it changed the record album, the qualities that make it unique, its contribution to the Summer of Love, the songs that deserve to be a museum and the songs that you want to take on a desert island. And we get a jump on all the thinkpieces coming next year about how Sgt. Pepper changed the face of popular music completely.
For extra-credit homework, Graeme, Rob and Shannon watch Eric Idle's 1978 Beatles parody mockumentary The Rutles - All You Need is Cash and recall its funniest scenes and the amazing songs by Neil Innes and they ponder why it works so well as a parody of the fab four.