Tag: The Beatles

NonDef: A Soundtrack To When Pop Music Met The Avant Garde

NonDef: A Soundtrack To When Pop Music Met The Avant Garde

We delved into how the high-brow world of avant garde art and the comparatively low-brow world of pop music collided. Composers and artists from Stockhausen, John Cage, and Yoko Ono, came to ‘cross-pollinate’ the songwriters of pop music, resulting in even more interesting ideas and artistic expressions which took the medium, and its listeners, to …

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NDR | A soundtrack of obscure Beatles covers

NDR | A soundtrack of obscure Beatles covers

The Beatles are the most covered musical act of all time, so we thought it was worthwhile delving into some of the more obscure selections out there. These ones really live on the fringes of credibility, which of course makes them all more alluring. Sean Connery’s take on the tender In My Life? Yes please. …

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NDR | Soundtrack to Charles Manson’s musical connections

NDR | Soundtrack to Charles Manson’s musical connections

With the recent death of ‘death cult’ leader Charles Manson, and the news that Tarrantino is making a film about him with Di Caprio as lead, we wanted to delve into his musical connections. From the Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson, to taking the Beatles’ White Album as influence for the horrific acts he ordered to …

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NonDef | Life Tracks with Gordon Raphael

NonDef | Life Tracks with Gordon Raphael

Life Tracks is a new section exploring the soundtrack of a person through the songs that influenced + defined them most. Starting with acclaimed producer Gordon Raphael of the Strokes and Regina Spektor fame! Here’s the spotify playlist: