Episode 9: Please allow me to introduce myself

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Produced by Blue Trumpet for Radio 2RRR, Love & Malice explores 1960s attitudes to sex, love, and romance through the music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan.

In this episode, James and Ray look at developments in 1968. The conversation expands to include hugely popular tunes such as Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Hey Jude, and Lay Lady Lay. But the point of view expressed by each of the challengers remains fixed. As their fame expands, the Stones continue to channel Dionysus, god of the vine, grape harvest, wine, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre. Il mondo alla rovescia. The Beatles re-pledge their commitment to love, both personal and universal. While Bob Dylan appears to express a warmer, more homely attitude to love. But is it?

Credits…

ProdRadio 2RRR 88.5FMuced by Blue Trumpet for Radio 2RRR
Engineered by Chris Virtue
Written and realized by James Benn
Based on original conversations with Ray Rose
Voices in order of appearance…

  • Nadine Helmi
  • Ray Rose
  • James Benn
  • Phil Coventry
  • Will Scott
  • Chris Virtue