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BLOOD ON THE TRACKS Season 4: The Brian Wilson Story

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In 1966, Brian Wilson planned to follow up the Beach Boys' groundbreaking album Pet Sounds with an even bigger musical statement. He was writing a teenage symphony to God. That album, Smile, was never finished. Instead, Brian slowly unraveled, as the pressure to make something profound weighed heavy on him. He worried that he wasn’t good enough. He worried that he was a failure in the eyes of the record company, his band, his peers, and his own father. He thought his house was bugged. He thought the music he was making conjured some strange voodoo that had a disastrous impact on the real world. He became paranoid. He self-medicated with amphetamines, hash, and LSD. He held meetings in his swimming pool. He imagined people who weren’t there. And eventually, in 1967, he went off the proverbial deep end. Did the real Brian Wilson ever resurface? Part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, and featuring the fictionalized voice Brian Wilson, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks.

In 1966, Brian Wilson planned to follow up the Beach Boys' groundbreaking album Pet Sounds with an even bigger musical statement. He was writing a teenage symphony to God. That album, Smile, was never finished. Instead, Brian slowly unraveled, as the pressure to make something profound weighed heavy on him. He worried that he wasn’t good enough. He worried that he was a failure in the eyes of the record company, his band, his peers, and his own father. He thought his house was bugged. He thought the music he was making conjured some strange voodoo that had a disastrous impact on the real world. He became paranoid. He self-medicated with amphetamines, hash, and LSD. He held meetings in his swimming pool. He imagined people who weren’t there. And eventually, in 1967, he went off the proverbial deep end. Did the real Brian Wilson ever resurface? Part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, and featuring the fictionalized voice Brian Wilson, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks.

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In 1966, Brian Wilson planned to follow up the Beach Boys' groundbreaking album Pet Sounds with an even bigger musical statement. He was writing a teenage symphony to God. That album, Smile, was never finished. Instead, Brian slowly unraveled, as the pressure to make something profound weighed heavy on him. He worried that he wasn’t good enough. He worried that he was a failure in the eyes of the record company, his band, his peers, and his own father. He thought his house was bugged. He thought the music he was making conjured some strange voodoo that had a disastrous impact on the real world. He became paranoid. He self-medicated with amphetamines, hash, and LSD. He held meetings in his swimming pool. He imagined people who weren’t there. And eventually, in 1967, he went off the proverbial deep end. Did the real Brian Wilson ever resurface? Part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, and featuring the fictionalized voice Brian Wilson, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks.

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English


Episodes

Presenting Blood on The Tracks - The Brian Wilson Story

8/8/2022
In 1966, Brian Wilson planned to follow up the Beach Boys' groundbreaking album Pet Sounds with an even bigger musical statement. He was writing a teenage symphony to God. That album, Smile, was never finished. Instead, Brian slowly unraveled, as the pressure to make something profound weighed heavy on him. He worried that he wasn’t good enough. He worried that he was a failure in the eyes of the record company, his band, his peers, and his own father. He thought his house was bugged. He...

Presenting Disgraceland Season 10 - Charles Manson (excerpt)

7/19/2022
If you’re digging the darkness surrounded Bob Dylan’s summer of 1966 in Blood on the Tracks, we’ve got something even more sinister for you in Season 10 of Disgraceland. The newest season of Double Elvis’ award-winning music and true crime podcast Disgraceland continues with an episode about a killer and cult leader who you might not even know was a musician. We’re talking about Mr. Helter Skelter himself, Charles Manson. Hear this clip from a forthcoming episode of Disgraceland, and stay...

Duration:00:06:12

Introducing 27 Club Season 5: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

6/24/2022
Hey, Blood on the Tracks fans! Listen to Season 5 of the 27 Club to hear the insane details behind the life of one of rock's greatest icons — ​​Ron "Pigpen" McKernan. A founding member of the Grateful Dead. Pigpen wasn't just a member of the Dead. He was the Dead. But just like Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones or Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd, Pigpen felt his role in the Grateful Dead shrink as the rest of the band members expanded their minds and their sound. The story of Pigpen is about a...

Duration:00:04:16

Introducing: About A Girl Season 3

5/16/2022
Hi, Blood On The Tracks fans! iHeartPodcasts and Double Elvis is excited to announce About A Girl Season 3! Host Nikki Lynette is back to bring women out from the shadows of music history. With familiar characters and new perspectives, this riveting podcast dives into the history of many iconic women whose stories have been eclipsed by their famous partners. Don't just take our word for it, check out the trailer to decide for yourself! About A Girl: About A Girl is a scripted narrative...

Duration:00:03:06

Presenting Dead and Gone Season 2 (Trailer)

5/11/2022
Blood on the Tracks fans, meet the dark side of The Grateful Dead. Double Elvis' long, strange, deadly trip continues in Season 2 of Dead and Gone, available now wherever you listen to podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:51

John Lennon: Violence, Protests, Provoking the FBI and Pissing off the President (Best of Disgraceland Season 8)

5/4/2022
In honor of DISGRACELAND's 100th episode, we're sharing a highlight reel of crimes, career comebacks, and downright crazy scandals from the past 9 Seasons. DISGRACELAND is a fellow Double Elvis show that combines true crime and music history through immersive, leap-outta-our-seat storytelling. Tune into this preview of “John Lennon: Violence, Protests, Provoking the FBI and Pissing off the President” to hear about John's political hijinks-- and how they brutally backfired on "the smart...

Duration:00:33:00

Bob Dylan’s Restless Farewell (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 10)

4/28/2022
Trees grow tall, leaves fall, rivers dry up, and flowers die. New people are born every day. Life doesn’t stop. Sometimes things can change in an instant—a gunshot to the head, a man losing control of a motorbike—but sometimes things take years to change. And sometimes, like in the curious case of Bob Dylan, a man can go through a lifetime of change in just ten days. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:49

Is Bob Dylan Real? (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 9)

4/20/2022
Nine days after his near-fatal accident, Bob Dylan has become increasingly consumed with his own mortality. He sees the world as a much older, and perhaps wiser, man. He has died as many times as he has lived. Bleak winters in Minnesota have taken their toll. So has the life of a touring musician. There’s also another brush with fate on yet another motorcycle…a harrowing moment that he may never escape. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee...

Duration:00:37:49

Bob Dylan Is Lucky Wilbury (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 8)

4/13/2022
As Bob Dylan’s physical injuries continue to heal, there is a growing concern that mental problems are only beginning to surface. He struggles with an identity crisis. Did he really introduce the Beatles to marijuana? Did he actually steal movie reels of an unreleased film from one of the most famous directors in the world? And what on earth was he doing inside a complete stranger’s house in London…what was it he was waiting for? Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:37:28

Bob Dylan Is a Dead Man (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 7)

4/6/2022
Bob Dylan continues to recover from his motorcycle accident in upstate New York. He thinks of the things he’s done that he’s not proud of. The depths to which he’s sunk, only to find that you can always go lower. He worries that the words will stop coming. He yearns to hide in the skin of someone who is not Bob Dylan. Someone who can play “dead” one moment and break hearts the next. Someone who plays a pink guitar. Someone who sees the touch of grey in every silver lining. Learn more...

Duration:00:36:06

Bob Dylan Is Pretending to Be Bob Dylan (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 6)

3/30/2022
Courtrooms, contracts, lawyers, and loss. Stalkers, divorcees, punk rockers, and the wrong harmonica. These are the things on Bob Dylan’s mind as he continues to endure a secret recovery at a doctor’s private house in upstate New York. Dylan’s future continues to unfold from behind his eyes. He changes. So much that he begins to forget who he is. Or was. Who he will be, in 20 years’ time…a complete unknown. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee...

Duration:00:38:01

Bob Dylan Is Born Again (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 5)

3/23/2022
On the fifth day of his recovery from a motorcycle accident, Bob Dylan begins to hallucinate. He claims he’s not only seen our Lord and savior, but that he’s had a close encounter with Jesus Christ himself. It’s an encounter that changes him forever. Don’t believe him? That’s fine. But everyone serves somebody. And you just might question what it is you do and don’t believe after hearing his story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee...

Duration:00:37:33

Bob Dylan Is Rolling Thunder (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 4)

3/16/2022
When a man wears a mask, he’s gonna tell you the truth. That’s what Bob Dylan is thinking about as he continues his recovery from his motorcycle accident: being masked and not-so-anonymous on a rambling spectacle of a tour that feels more like the Greatest Show on Earth than a rock concert. Dylan’s fever dream-like state allows him to peek into the future…a future full of gypsies, boxers, sad-eyed ladies, and a homicide that would result in one of the toughest legal battles of his...

Duration:00:35:54

Bob Dylan Is a Nashville Cat (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 3)

3/9/2022
Bob Dylan continues to spend his days recovering from his accident thinking about change. And not just artistic change, but physical change. From New York he goes to Nashville in his mind, where he’s callously snubbed by Jerry Lee Lewis, lovingly embraced by Johnny Cash, and hopelessly drunk on Leprechaun Cocktails with some of the finest musicians Music City has to offer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:43:00

Bob Dylan Is a Hell’s Angel (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 2)

3/2/2022
As Bob Dylan continues to recover from his accident, he remembers another motorcycle crash, one that took the life of a biker with a suspiciously familiar name. Robert Zimmerman, president of the San Bernardino chapter of the Hell’s Angels, dies on the road at the very moment that another Robert Zimmerman, this one from Minnesota, becomes Bob Dylan on stage in New York. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:43:57

Bob Dylan Is Judas (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 1)

3/2/2022
In July 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph 500 motorcycle in upstate New York. As he recovers in the privacy of a doctor’s home, he thinks about the death of folk music at Newport. About a piece of history gone missing for decades. Pete Seeger, wielding an ax. Andy Warhol and two Elvis Presleys. Shakespeare and a dog named Hamlet. And what really happened on that road in Woodstock, when the Bob Dylan you thought you knew…died. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:43:06

Blood on the Tracks Season 3: A Bob Dylan Story Trailer

2/23/2022
In 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph motorcycle on a road in upstate New York. And then he disappeared. For ten days, as Dylan recovered privately in the house of a local doctor, no one knew where he was. When he resurfaced, he was transformed. He looked different. He sounded different. What exactly happened to Bob Dylan during those ten days? Was he simply recovering from injuries sustained during the accident? Detoxing from heavy drug use? Was he suffering a mental breakdown? Or had the...

Duration:00:03:21

Introducing BADLANDS Season 3: HOLLYWOODLAND

2/16/2022
Which silver screen superstar honed his comedic chops behind bars while doing time for slinging cocaine? Which movie mogul's home in the Hollywood hills played host to one of the most heinous and notorious crimes of the 1970s? And how did ONE movie franchise supposedly curse FOUR different actors, leading them each to an early grave? Hear the unbelievable but true stories behind these questions and more in BADLANDS Season 3: HOLLYWOODLAND.. BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from...

Duration:00:01:07

Double Elvis Presents: Disgraceland Season 9 Trailer

1/11/2022
Deranged stalkers, heroin hounds, and the leering eyes of the FBI; find out who’s visiting Disgraceland this winter in the Season 9 trailer of Disgraceland. The newest season of the award-winning music and true crime podcast premieres January 11, 2022. Check out the first 8 seasons, and the NEW season of Disgraceland, only on Amazon Music. For episode notes and other great shows, visit doubleelvis.com and join the Disgraceland community on Twitch and Instagram for behind the scenes talks,...

Duration:00:01:06

Introducing the 27 Club: Amy Winehouse, Episode 1

12/2/2021
Amy Winehouse fused the past with the present to make music for the future. Her own future was compromised by a series of escalating challenges that coincided with the worldwide success of her sophomore album, Back to Black. She accepted a Grammy Award while her beloved Camden burned. Her violent antics inside and outside the pub were pure paparazzi fodder. And just as she reached the upper echelon of British society, new revelations threatened to tear her down. These stories and more on the...

Duration:00:38:55