Beatles vs. Stones

People have kicked around Beatles vs. Stones arguments since the dawn of the discourse. This podcast takes that conversation to its logical conclusion, even if it means grinding it into dust. Hosts Justin Cox and Ryan Page pit years’ worth of Beatles and Rolling Stones records against each other, one year at a time, starting in ’64 and ending in ’74. We’ll trade off defending bands from one week to another, threading a needle between friendly conversation and hardline debate, featuring pop-ins from guests. The Beatles put out Abbey Road 1969 and the Rolling Stones put out Let it Bleed. Who had a better year? Subscribe to this podcast to throw yourself down that hellhole of a debate. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.


episode 9: 1971: Imagine all the Sticky Fingers, featuring Mark Richardson

Justin Cox and Ryan Page look at 1971, when the Rolling Stones drop Sticky Fingers and John and Paul put out a few solo albums. Justin reps The Stones and Ryan reps The Beatles this week. 

Beatles: Imagine (John Lennon), RAM (Paul McCartney), Wild Life (Wings) 

Stones: Sticky Fingers

At the 30:30 mark, Mark Richardson, former Editor in Chief of Pitchfork and current pop/rock critic at the Wall Street Journal, joins us to talk about both bands, with an emphasis on Sticky Fingers, which he gave a perfect 10 in a 2015 Pitchfork review. Follow Mark on Twitter at @markrichardson. Justin and Ryan pick back up around 41:30. Subscribe to the show and share it with your pals. Beatles vs. Stones, Year x Year is part of the Pantheon Podcast Network. Thanks to AKG for the clean and cool microphone.

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 March 3, 2021  1h17m