Join us for a speedy tour through the first half of the fab four’s illustrious career. Along the way, we’ll select our favorite hidden gem from each of The Beatles’ first six albums, as well as a cherished B-Side of an early single.
Episode #12: Elvis Presley and J.S. Bach
Join us as we dig into the Prelude to Bach’s “Unaccompanied Suite for Cello #1” and the rockabilly classic “Blue Suede Shoes,” that leads off Elvis’ debut album for RCA Victor.
Episode #10: Taylor Swift & Marilyn Manson
On perhaps our most random pairing yet, we discuss the pop supernova that is Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” and then peer into the dark cultural mirror of Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People.”
Single #1, Cliff Burton’s Bass Brilliance
This is our first “Single,” a bite sized dose of Flat Sharp that zooms in on a topic in under ten minutes. In this first single, Benjamin breaks down Cliff Burton’s legendary bass work on Metallica’s instrumental masterpiece “Orion.”
Episode #9: Metallica and Los Lobos
On this episode of Flat Sharp, we flex our commitment to a random pairing by exploring Metallica’s catastrophic anti-war opus “One” and Los Lobos’s bittersweet song on loss “When the Circus Comes to Town.”
Episode #7: Bob Dylan and Hamilton
For our latest pairing, we take a look at a haunting song from Bob Dylan’s third act within an already astounding career, as well as the title track from the new Broadway sensation, Hamilton, based on the truly American immigrant story of founding father Alexander Hamilton.
Episode #3: Amy Winehouse & Elliott Smith
In our pairing of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” and Elliott Smith’s “Between the Bars,” we discuss the intersection of sadness and beauty as we root through the past in search of connections to the present.