Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you a brand-new ” covers mixtape” episode of Beatles Blast! You can listen at The AIR Website, or on the nifty little player over in the right-hand column of this here blog.

At 2 PM, your humble blogger returns with a one-hour mixtape of quirky and wonderful (and largely brand-new) covers of songs by the Beatles, together and solo, on Beatles Blast.  We even snuck in John playing one of Ringo’s hits (which he wrote). We celebrate the joy of singing Beatles songs with a collection of cool interpretations by a diverse collection of amazing artists. Check out the playlist.

Beatles Blast 070

Polyphonic Spree “Let ’em In”
Peter Frampton “Isn’t It A Pity”
Neal Morse “Maybe I’m Amazed”
John Lennon “Goodnight Vienna”
Cheap Trick “Gimme Some Truth”
The Hollies “If I Needed Someone”
Joachim Kuhn “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
Vanilla Fudge “Ticket To Ride”
Ben Lee “In My Life”
Neal Morse “If I Fell”
Ben Harper & Innocent Criminals “Michelle”
Paul Weller “Come Together”
Michelle Shocked “Lovely Rita”
Adrian Belew “Blackbird”
Chumbawumba “Her Majesty”
Bill Anschell “Across The Universe”

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM and Saturday Afternoon. Soon we’ll be plugging a Beatles Blast marathon into the schedule, somewhere, so keep reading PopCult for the details.