Box Set Go is a new podcast series in which myself and Ben Baker (check out his excellent blog here) take a possibly ever so slightly humorous look at some of the albums that most people normally don’t bother taking a look at. Not the ‘rock classics’ that always end up on all of those Pete Paphides-endorsed lists, nor indeed the ‘cult classics’ that always end up on the Pete Paphides-endorsed anti-all those lists lists, but the ones in the middle, which nobody ever really talks about which are usually more interesting and indeed usually, well, better. Yes they are. Stop arguing, Van Morrison fans.
In the first one, we’re having another listen to Band On The Run, the 1973 album from Paul McCartney and Wings, which used to be heralded as something approaching a classic but has more recently taken a nosedive bin-wards on account of one line in I’m Alan Partridge that was probably penned by somebody who’d never bothered listening to it anyway. Along the way we’ll be discussing everything from the iconic celeb-drenched cover shot, to the song that was or wasn’t on the album depending on where in the world you where when you bought it, to whether or not we can actually remember how No Words goes. What bizarre fact links Band On The Run and forgotten seventies action series Skiboy? Who does everyone looking at the cover mistake James Coburn for? Which song resulted in Paul Weller getting told off by Noel Gallagher? You can find out all this, and more in Box Set Go: Band On The Run!
You can download the podcast from here, or alternately you can subscribe to Box Set Go via iTunes and get the forthcoming further episodes (featuring The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Vic Reeves and many more) downloaded automatically. And if you enjoy it, please give Box Set Go a plug on Twitter, Facebook or Beatlefriend, would you? Thanks!
And, while we’re on the subject, the second Box Set Go is Beatles-related too… find out more here!