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McCartney In Goal

McCartney In Goal is a monthly podcast that debates and dissects the greatest albums of popular rock music. Hosted by David Hughes, and fellow judges, Brett and Steve Sumner, each episode  the McCartney In Goal team pick a rock or pop music album that they love and put the songs through an imaginary competitive style-knock out format to find the best song on the album. At times, they may be uninformed, biased and they are often a bit unruly. Come and listen in on the fun - and if you enjoy it, TELL A FRIEND!!! Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyin Website - https://mccartneyingoal.com 

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1989 (Taylor's version) (Taylor Swift)
Episode 49: 1989 (Taylor's version) (Taylor Swift). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates the great albums of pop music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, 1989 (Taylor's version) which was a re-recording of the fifth studio album by Taylor Swift. It was released on 27 October 2023.Unlock the story behind Taylor Swift's pop transformation from country darling to pop royalty with the latest spirited debate "track by track" by the McCartney In Goal team. The album includes loads of hits including "Welcome to New York", Blank Space, Wildest Dreams, Shake It Off, Bad Blood and Style. At the end of the showdown, the team will crown the ultimate 'best song' of "1989." Will the infectious beat of "Shake It Off" claim the top spot, or does the timeless elegance of "Style" reign supreme? Tune in and listen as we declare the definitive anthem of Taylor Swift's pop conquest, all the while weaving in playful trivia and humorous asides that guarantee to entertain Swifties and music buffs alike.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
57:36 01/01/2024
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles)
Episode 48: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band which was the eighth studio album by The Beatles. It was released on 26 May 1967.The McCartney In Goal team take an unruly amble through the album discussing:why this album, once deemed the greatest of all time, might have lost its unassailable status?is Sgt. Pepper's truly a concept album?why did John Lennon dislike some of his own contributions to Sgt. Pepper's? and, eventually, the best song from the album. This is your chance to revisit your favourite songs, see them from a fresh perspective, and witness a lively battle for the top spot. Don't miss out on this exciting and enlightening debate!Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
113:13 11/11/2023
MiG SHORTS: Is Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band a 'concept album'?
Have you ever debated whether The Beatles' legendary album 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' could be considered a 'concept album'? The McCartney In Goal team debate this often asked question. Plus, Brett shares a fascinating familial connection to a World War II veteran that may well have inspired the album's title (spoiler alert: it didn't). Even if 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' does not strictly adhere to the definition of a concept album, its thematic coherence and psychedelic atmosphere is undeniable. Enjoy!Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
03:51 07/11/2023
Blood Sugar Sex Magic (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
In 1991, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers retreated to a mansion with Rick Rubin at the controls and forever changed the direction of their funky spaceship. Suddenly, actual singing, meaningful lyrics and (whisper it) ballads were on the table. Some fans felt cheated: what were their funky heroes playing at? But it mattered little, because the rest of the world finally jumped on board. Is it a classic? Is it too long? Is it funky enough, or too funky? Join us as we unravel the heady stew that is Blood Sugar Sex Magic. Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
95:48 15/10/2023
All Things Must Pass (George Harrison)
It's a monster! Post Beatle George unleashes his triple (?) album on the world and people go wild. Get ready for a Wall of Sound, some classic tunes, some jamming, a load of friends and more God than you were probably hoping for... It's All Things Must Pass!Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
134:06 31/08/2023
Blood On The Tracks (Bob Dylan)
Over ten years into his career, Dylan delivers an album which is more than simply the cliched 'return to form'. Many still consider it to be his finest recorded work. Almost a concept album in execution, the album covers love affairs in all their ups, downs, triumphs and tragedies. Coming with the usual Dylan complications (why bother letting any of the musicians learn the songs...?), the album delivers gut punch after gut punch, al shrouded in some of his most beautiful melodies. Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
95:28 26/07/2023
Achtung Baby (U2)
In the wake of a critical drubbing for being pompous, U2 head to Berlin with a bag full of industrial sounds colours, shapes and half-formed musical ideas. The result is a masterpiece that simultaneously defines the early 90s and still sounds timeless. Brett hosts, as the boys argue their way through the beautiful chaos of Achtung Baby.  Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
105:18 30/06/2023
MiG SHORTS: Brian Eno
The first of a new series of 'shorts'. Here, the boys discuss Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno. Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
02:44 23/06/2023
The Immaculate Collection (Madonna)
Madonna released The Immaculate Collection at the end of the 1980s, to celebrate her pop domination of that decade. Containing dance remixes and alternate versions of some of her biggest hits, it was a huge success and cemented her icon status as she headed into the 90s. Today, it still stands as one of the most successful compilation albums of all time. Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
96:58 28/05/2023
The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (David Bowie)
Episode 42: The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (David Bowie). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (often shortened to Ziggy Stardust) which is the fifth studio album by David Bowie, released in June 1972 in United Kingdom through RCA Records. It contains the hits: Ziggy Stardust, Moonage Daydream, Starman and Rock n Roll Suicide.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
52:04 01/03/2023
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)
Episode 41: Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Bridge Over Troubled Water which is the fifth (and final) studio album by Simon & Garfunkel, released in January 1970 on Columbia Records. It contains the well-known Simon & Garfunkel hits: "The Boxer", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Cecilia" and "The Only Living Boy In New York".  Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel saw the end of the productive recording relationship between Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It was their fifth and final album together. Art Garfunkel was starting to develop a career as an actor, which is referenced in the song Only Living Boy In New York. Many of the songs hint at the declining relationship between Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, which in truth had often been strained during their partnership together. This album is considered to be their best work and was their most successful.  >>> Topics discussed:  00.37 – Welcome to our podcast  02:55 – First qualifier: El Condor Pasa (If I Could) v Song For The Asking  03:43 – [MUSIC] El Condor Pasa (If I Could)  06:45 – [MUSIC] Song For The Asking  09:44 – Second qualifier: So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright v Why Don’t You Write Me11:22 – Who is Roy Halee? What did Roy Halee contribute to Simon & Garfunkel’s career?  16:11 – [MUSIC] So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright  18:16 – Third qualifier: Baby Driver v Bye Bye Love  18:22 – [MUSIC] Bye Bye Love  20:00 – Which songs were left off the album?  22:12 – Who were Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel?  24:22 – Is ‘Statusful’ a scrabble word?  26:13 – What is a smoking bullet?  27:50 – The long-standing rivalry between Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel  28:58 – The odd cover choice for Bridge Over Troubled Water  30:23 – How did Simon & Garfunkel get their big break? Who was Dick Summers?  32:09 – First quarterfinal: El Condor Pasa (If I Could) v Bridge Over Troubled Water  34:44 – [MUSIC] Bridge Over Troubled Water  40:27 – Second quarterfinal: The Boxer v Why Don’t You Write Me  41:56 – Third quarterfinal: Baby Driver v The Only Living Boy In New York  43:20 – [MUSIC] Baby Driver  45:27 – Fourth quarterfinal: Cecilia v Keep The Customer Satisfied  46:15 – [MUSIC] Keep The Customer Satisfied  49:05 – First Semi-final: Bridge Over Troubled Water v The Boxer  52:37 – Second Semi-final: Cecilia v The Only Living Boy In New York  54:10 – [MUSIC] Cecilia  58:06 – Final: The Boxer v The Only Living Boy In New York  58:18 – Is Bridge Over Troubled Water a great album?  1:00:47 – [MUSIC] The Only Living Boy In New York1:10:01 – [MUSIC] The Boxer   >>> Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyin  >>> Podcast episode web page - https://mccartneyingoal.com/ep-41-bridge-over-troubled-water-simon-garfunkel/Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
73:52 01/01/2023
Rubber Soul (The Beatles)
Episode 40: Rubber Soul (The Beatles). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Rubber Soul which is the sixth studio album by the the Beatles. It was released on 3 December 1965 in the United Kingdom, on Parlophone. It contains the Beatles classics: Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, In My Life, Michelle and Nowhere Man, amongst others.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
118:01 01/12/2022
Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin)
Episode 39: Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Led Zeppelin IV, the untitled fourth studio album by the rock legends Led Zeppelin. It was released on 8 November 1971 by Atlantic Records and contains the bands well known anthems: Stairway To Heaven and When The Levee Breaks. May consider it to be the best of all of Led Zeppelin's albums.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
70:22 01/11/2022
16 Rock n Roll Songs That Made The Beatles (Various Artists)
Episode 38: 16 Rock n Roll Songs That Made The Beatles (Various Artists). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Except, today we’re discussing, a collection of rock n roll songs that were influential on the young Beatles growing up across the ocean in Liverpool. These 16 songs were almost all released between 1954 and 1958 and helped shape the genre of rock n roll and much of the music that followed in the 1960s.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
83:26 02/10/2022
Back In Black (AC/DC)
Episode 37: Back In Black (AC/DC). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Back In Black which is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. It was released on 25 July 1980. It is the band's first album to feature lead singer Brian Johnson, following the death of previous lead singer Bon Scott. It is the second biggest selling album of all time.00:00:01 – Welcome to Back In Black: AC/DC00:14:02 - Famous People, Vinyl Collecting, and AC/DC00:26:25 - AC/DC's Search for a New Singer00:31:28 – Brian Johnson recording an Album With ACDC00:42:04 - The Wake00:57:35 - Discussion on AC/DC's Songs and Sound01:04:22 - Appreciating "Back in Black"Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
65:26 01/09/2022
Gold (ABBA)
Episode 36: Gold (ABBA). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, ABBA Gold, which is a greatest hits compilation album by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released on 21 September 1992 to massive success with sales of 30 million. Gold has become the best-selling ABBA album, as well one of the best-selling albums of all time.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
112:12 04/08/2022
Out Of Time (R.E.M.)
Episode 35: Out Of Time (R.E.M.). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Out Of Time, which is the seventh studio album by American rock band R.E.M., released on March 12, 1991, by Warner Bros. Records. With Out of Time, R.E.M.'s status grew from that of a cult band to a massive international act. It includes the songs: "Losing My Religion", "Shiny Happy People" and "Near Wild Heaven".Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
68:10 01/07/2022
London Calling (The Clash)
Episode 34: London Calling (The Clash). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, London Calling, which is the third studio album by English rock band the Clash. It was originally released as a double album on 14 December 1979 by CBS Records. It contains: "London Calling", "Train In Vain", "Guns Of Brixton" and "Clampdown".Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
106:16 02/05/2022
The Bends (Radiohead)
Episode 33: The Bends (Radiohead). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, The Bends is the second studio album by English rock band Radiohead, released on 13 March 1995 by Parlophone. It has remained a fan favourite and contained the singles: "High and Dry", "Fake Plastic Trees" and "My Iron Lung".Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
96:30 01/04/2022
Jagged Little Pill (Alanis Morissette)
Episode 32: Jagged Little Pill (Alanis Morissette). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Jagged Little Pill, which is the third studio album by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette, released on June 13, 1995, through Maverick. It was a massive worldwide success selling 33 million and contained many singles including: "You Oughta Know", "Hand in My Pocket", "Ironic", "You Learn" and "Head over Feet".Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
94:55 01/03/2022
The Holy Bible (The Manic Street Preachers)
Episode 31: The Holy Bible (The Manic Street Preachers). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, The Holy Bible, which is the third studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was released on 30 August 1994 by record label Epic and contains the singles Faster and Yes.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
57:03 01/02/2022
Different Class (Pulp)
Episode 30: Different Class (Pulp). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Different Class, which is the fifth studio album by English Brit-pop/rock band Pulp, released on 30 October 1995 by Island Records. The album contained hit singes: common People, Mis-Shapes,  Sorted for E's & Wizz, Disco 2000 and Something Changed.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
73:29 01/01/2022
Please Please Me (The Beatles)
Episode 29: Please Please Me (The Beatles). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Please Please Me is the debut studio album by The Beatles and was released on Parlophone on 22 March 1963.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
82:24 01/12/2021
Ten (Pearl Jam)
Episode 28: Ten (Pearl Jam). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Ten which is is the debut studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released on 27 August 1991 on Epic Records. The album produced three hit singles: "Alive", "Even Flow", and "Jeremy".Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
64:17 01/11/2021
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (Richard and Linda Thompson)
Episode 27: I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (Richard and Linda Thompson). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, which is the second album released by Richard Thompson and the first with his wife, Linda Thompson. It was released in 1974. Although never commercially successful we discuss how it is now considered to be a masterpiece, containing the standout songs "When I Get to the Border", "The End of the Rainbow" and "I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight".Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
74:50 01/10/2021
Appetite For Destruction (Guns N' Roses)
Episode 26: Appetite For Destruction (Guns N' Roses). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Appetite For Destruction which is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was released on 21 July 1987 by Geffen Records. It contains the singles "Welcome to the Jungle", "Paradise City" and "Sweet Child O' Mine".Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
54:31 07/06/2021
Five Leaves Left (Nick Drake)
Episode 25: Five Leaves Left (by Nick Drake). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Five Leaves Left which is the debut studio album by English folk musician Nick Drake. Recorded between 1968 and 1969, it was released in 1969 by Island records. It contains "Time Has Told Me", "River Man" and "Cello Song".Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
64:06 12/05/2021
Who's Next (The Who)
Episode 24: Who's Next (by The Who). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Who's Next which is the fifth studio album by English rock band The Who. It developed from the aborted "Lifehouse" project, a multi-media rock opera written by the group's guitarist Pete Townshend. Who's Next was released on 14 August 1971 by Decca Records. It contains two of the band's signature songs: "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again".Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
64:07 21/04/2021
Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
Episode 23: Paranoid (by Black Sabbath). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, Paranoid which is the second album by the English rock band Black Sabbath, released in September 1970 through Vertigo Records. It contains several of the band's signature songs, including "Iron Man", "War Pigs" and the title track, which was the band's only Top 20 hit, reaching number 4 in the UK charts.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
45:32 01/04/2021
The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion (The Black Crowes)
Episode 22: The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion (by The Black Crowes). McCartney In Goal is the podcast that debates and dissects the great albums of popular rock music, using a competitive knock-out format. Today we’re discussing, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion which is the second studio album by US rock band The Black Crowes, released on May 12, 1992 by Def American Records. It was the first album by the band to feature Marc Ford on lead guitar, replacing Jeff Cease, who was fired the year before, and the first to feature keyboardist Eddie Harsch.Support the Show.Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccartneyinWebsite - https://mccartneyingoal.com/
55:28 23/03/2021

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