Episode 28: The Beatles’ Solo Albums


Everybody loves the Beatles, right? Well not on this island—we’re as contrarian as ever here, mostly considering the legendary rock band with a meh and a hand wave. So in our typical iconoclastic style, we are jumping right over any discussion of the Beatles as a band to talk about the far more weird and ranging solo albums that the members released in its wake. From the homespun pop of McCartney’s solo debut to the schizophrenic art-pop of Lennon’s last album, the genre-diversity at the core of the Beatles was completely indulged in, for better and for worse. But which of the lovable lads from Liverpool will steal our 60’s hating hearts? Hint: it’s not Ringo. Also: cheese factors, the uncanny valley of repetition, and all our thoughts on God.


Monkberry Moon Delight – Percy “Thrills” Thrillington

Every Night – Paul McCartney

Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney

Too Many People – Paul & Linda McCartney

Ram On – Paul & Linda McCartney

The Back Seat of My Car – Paul & Linda McCartney

Band on the Run – Paul McCartney & Wings

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five – Paul McCartney & Wings

My Sweet Lord – George Harrison

Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) – George Harrison

Be Here Now – George Harrison

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) – George Harrison

Hold On – John Lennon

Mother – John Lennon

Crippled Inside – John Lennon

Oh Yoko! – John Lennon

(Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Kiss Kiss Kiss – John Lennon and Yoko Ono

I’m the Greatest – Ringo Starr

Six O’Clock – Ringo Starr

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey – Paul & Linda McCartney

Long Haired Lady – Paul & Linda McCartney

Ram On – Percy “Thrills” Thrillington

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