June 2, 2017

PEPPER DAYS

The Beatles groundbreaking album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, was release fifty years ago in the States on June 1st. To celebrate the anniversary, the group has released a new deluxe edition with a stereo re-mix by Giles Martin (son of George Martin), as well as bonus CDs of studio outtakes and promo and documentary films. With renewed attention this weekend on radio and the internet, it feels like people are invited to take a momentary break from the chaos and enter the fabulous and imaginative world of Pepperland. The contrast might be more apt than you realize. In the great 20th anniversary doc below we saw reflections on the summer of 1967, when SGT Pepper's blasted from open windows, poets and protesters challenged society, and the war raged on. Check out some chapters below (most are blocked due to content). The highlight that has stuck with me these past thirty years is seeing poet Adrian Mitchell read To Whom it May Concern (Tell Me Lies About Vietnam) during his Albert Hall appearance in 1965. If the world ever needed the inspiration and respite of a Sgt. Pepper, it was then... and now. Spy Vibers, have you heard my new radio show with Cocktail Nation? Episode #4 is coming up. Here are info links for Episode #1 (Danger Man) and Episode #2 (The 10th Victim), Epsiode #3 (On Her Majesty's Secret Service). Don't forget: James Bond screenings this Sunday. Enjoy!



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