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Real pop stars are more than just popular; they are barometers for an era, providing the images for the world's memories of a particular time. Look back to the 1960s and we see those Beatles smiles and monochrome suits. Cast your mind back to the late 1990s and it is those Girls, those songs, that dress. Music snobs might sniff at the comparison to the Fab Four but all those Beatles dolls, Beatles annuals and movies that made John, Paul, George and Ringo such omnipotent beings in the 1960s were re-created in the 1990s with just as much fervour around Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria.
Based on the Stephen King novel, Sissy Spacek stars as Carrie, the shy but telekinetically gifted girl who was taunted in high school by her classmates, and at home by a disturbed and fanatically religious mother. One ill-fated night at the prom, Carrie is pushed to her breaking point in the movie's chilling climax. Directed by Brian De Palma and released in 1976, the film also features Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt (TV's "The Greatest American Hero"), and John Travolta, in one of his first cinematic roles.
This week, the Beatles come to iTunes and autonomous sponge bath robots arrive at Georgia Tech. Plus, the Nook goes color, earbuds that zip, and a spoonful of sprinkles help the chocolate covered bacon go down.
If you're even remotely interested in the Beatles, today's episode of The 404 is a must listen. CNET Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg helps us out today for all things Beatles. To set it all up, Steve gives the three of us a lesson in how the band essentially shaped a decade of music and culture and how they became innovators in the way that bands record music. For example, did you know that it only took the band 4 hours to record and mix the song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?" Later on in the show, Steve tells us about how the Beatles used a vacuum tube-based machine to record their earlier albums and later switched to solid-state, with adverse affects to the low-end sounds. Lots more Beatles trivia on the show!
Filmed in London in 2005.
Kenley is our guest host for the today, and she helps us run down a list of stories including The Beatles coming to iTunes, buying the original Apple-1, Black Friday deals, and how to refund the purchase of Apple apps!
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On Ambulance LTD.'s debut album, one can find a number of stylistic influences from the Beatles and the Stones to Spiritualized, Elliot Smith, and the Smiths. And that's the point. "Our niche is not sticking to any particular niche," says Benji Lysaght, guitarist. The four members of the New York group refuse to be stuck in any sub-genre of rock. "We don't want to confine ourselves," says Marcus Congleton, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter.