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The Musician’s Get Back part one


Jan 15, 2022

Any analysis of the Get Back documentary would
be remiss in not factoring in insights gleaned from those who’ve
followed in The Beatles’ professional footsteps: working musicians.
To that end, I assembled a panel of some illustrious pros who also
happen to be hardcore fans. Three are returning guests; one is new
to SATB: 

Luther Russell: (Those Pretty
Wrongs
) – multi-instrumentalist

Currently performing as one half of the duo Those Pretty Wrongs
alongside ex-Big Star Jody Stephens, Luther has become a
semi-regular on the podcast. As a singer-songwriter and
multi-instrumentalist/producer, he has discussed The Beatles’
recording
techniques
, work as a
collaborative
, and the magic of Ringo’s
drumming
.

 

The first two albums from Those Pretty Wrongs are being

reissued
as a double album set, while a third is due out this
year. He will also have a new solo set out as well. 

 

Arion Salazar: (ex-Third Eye
Blind
) – bass

In his first appearance on SATB, he discussed Paul
McCartney
as an innovator, impacting generations beyond the
1960s. It was Arion who offered up the back
cover
design of Third Eye Blind’s multi-platinum 1997 debut
(“Semi-Charmed Life”) which evoked the
back cover
of The Beatles’ 1966 Revolver album. In
early 2021, the bassist put together ensembles of musicians from
bands including Smash Mouth, Smashing Pumpkins, Stevie Wonder and
Testament, among others, to perform heartfelt covers of Beatle-related
material for the first Fab4ConJam. He recently recorded
with Flipsyde in Muscle Shoals
for a pending release this year.

 

Pat Sansone: (Wilco)
multi-instrumentalist

He waxed eloquently for over two hours on
the Sgt. Pepper album on a 2021 episode of
SATB.

 

Pat’s radio show: Baroque Down
Palace
 – a 2 hour show every month that centers on
Rock, Pop, Soul, Folk music of the 1960s and 1970s that feature
symphonic embellishments, or influence in some way from the
classical music world:https://wyxr.org/baroque-down-palace/

 

Pat has released a 7″ vinyl single ; a book of his
photography, 100
Polaroids
,
was recently reissued. 

 

New to the show (but not The Beatles): drummer Dennis
Diken
, founding member of The
Smithereens
. In addition to their work over the
course of several gold and platinum releases, he and
his band recorded a pair of studio albums and one live one honoring
The Beatles. They currently continue to perform live,
alternately fronted by Gin Blossoms vocalist Robin Wilson and
recording artist Marshall Crenshaw (also a previous
SATB
guest), in place of the late Pat DiNizio.  

 

He also records with Bell Sound, whose
critically acclaimed album Late Music was released in
2009. Look for new material from both bands in ’22.
   

Dennis’s radio show: Denny’s Den airs weekly on
Wednesday at 2-4pm Eastern Standard Time. 

Go to wfmu.org and hover over
“LISTEN” then go down to “ROCK ‘n’ SOUL RADIO”, slide to the right
and click on “ROCK ‘n’ SOUL RADIO HOMEPAGE” to access archives and
the weekly broadcast.





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