Chris Carter on 'The Beatles: Rock Band' RevolutionBy Frank Meyer - Posted Sep 04, 2009
Beatles fans know Chris Carter as the host of Breakfast With The Beatles, the longest running Beatles radio show, which can now be heard nationwide via Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius Satellite Radio. Many rock fans know him as the bassist in Dramarama, whose 1985 smash hit "Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)" is still an alternative radio staple. So who better to give us a brief history of the Fab Four and chat about the impending impact of The Beatles: Rock Band (MTV Games / Electronic Arts)?
In fact, Chris not only gives us an overview of The Beatles and how they impacted music and pop culture, but takes us on a song-by-song journey of 11 of the band’s most important tunes, as heard in the upcoming game. Chris fills us in on everything you’d ever wanna know about the world’s greatest group, from the fab four’s earliest gigs as a pub band at The Cavern, to their monumental performances on The Ed Sullivan Show and teen-scream arena shows at Shea Stadium and the Budokan, to their groundbreaking days at Abbey Road Studios and their legendary final rooftop concert, Chris fills us in on everything you’d ever wanna know about the world’s greatest group.
Why are The Beatles so important? What tricks did they do in the studio to make such magical, timeless music? What were the band members going through personally during the sessions? What was going on in the world when this music was unleashed? Why did they stop performing live? Why does the music have such staying power? All this and more will be covered in great detail from the man many consider to be one of the foremost expert on The Beatles (and a damn fine musician in his own right too).
So enjoy this look at The Beatles: Rock Band and prepare to dig the Fab Four in ways you might not have ever expected. And to get your weekly Beatles fix, make sure to listen to Chris Carter on Breakfast With The Beatles on KLOS in Los Angeles, and on Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius Satellite Radio.
The Beatles: Rock Band will be released September 9, 2009 on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii.
Make sure to watch all of the videos:
- Chris on The Fab Four
- "I Saw Her Standing There"
- "Hard Days Night"
- "Ticket to Ride"
- "Day Tripper"
- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / With a Little Help from My Friends"
- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
- "Here Comes The Sun"
- "Get Back"
- "Come Together"
- "Helter Skelter"