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This easily bingeable six-part documentary is every bit as good as the pitch: iconic producer Rick Rubin interviews iconic musician Paul McCartney one on one in a recording studio.
In fact, it’s so much better than that. Rick has the multitracks of select Beatles, Wings, and McCartney songs to dissect and play with as they talk about the entirety of McCartney’s amazing career and how all the songs were created. Of course he does.
Shot in sensuously moody black and white, this intimate interview brings us right into the room with Rubin and McCartney and lets us feel like we’re eavesdropping on a reverent conversation between two amazing musical minds. Rick asks all the right questions, and Paul has answers that are at turns amusing, enlightening and yes, even amazing.
Some stories we’ve heard, some we haven’t, and I daresay some have another side. But there’s no way to come away without a new appreciation of the Beatles, George Martin, and the amazing musicianship of McCartney, who should honestly be mentioned in the list of the best bassists of all time in addition to the list we know: greatest songwriters of all time.
There’s magic here. Don’t wait. Watch it now. Streaming on Hulu.
Another year, another killer collection of hypnotic syncopated songs by Rochester’s mighty psych trio, King Buffalo.
Steadfast, slightly upbeat and relentlessly mesmerizing despite the somewhat despairing poetry of the lyrics, The Burden of Restlessness fits right into the canon of King Buffalo’s quickly growing catalog.