The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast is the podcast that endeavors to review, dissect and discuss rock albums and to answer the burning question... Is it a classic?
Episode 0087 - Hank Williams' Memorial Album
3:08:46In Episode 0087 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by CRABA veteran co-producer Fraser Moffatt. They go way back to 1953 to look at a 10" 33 1/3 rpm long player. But does Hank Williams have enough rock to be considered a rock and roll pioneer? Or is he just of many progenitors? Or is he the most imprtant one? Oh and there will be yodelling. Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast.
Episode 0086 - Billy Joel's The Stranger
2:33:37In Episode 0086 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by yet another keyboardist this time Steve Smith. Can 1977's The Stranger deliver the goods in 2002? Does Billy Joel's anglophilia get n the way of a good time? And how about that whistling... this is a concept album of sorts after all. Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast.
Episode 0085 - Joe Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends
2:53:56In Episode 0085 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by keyboard guru (and pro audio engineer) Guido Guzzo. They walk back to the old days and talk about Joe Cocker's debut album. Does Joe Cocker's reputation precede him? Can Jimmy Page pull off some Zep style riffs? Steve Winwood stops in as do members of Cocker's previous bands. Will Cocker's debut find an audience, or is he just hanging out with his friends? Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast.
Episode 0084 - Genesis' Trick Of The Tail
3:15:45In Episode 0084 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by Organic Director and fellow podcaster Scott Gentry to pick through Trick Of The Tail by Genesis. Can Genesis survive the loss of their leader and front-man Peter Gabriel while he climbs on Solsbury Hill? And where is Steve Hackett? Find out this time on The Classic Roack Album-By-Album Podcast
Epsiode 0083 - Swervedriver's Mezcal Head
2:37:57In Episode 0083 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by Areeb malik to diuscuss the shoegazer band Swervedrive. Can they avoid the guardrails and stay on the flat surfaces? Are there too many guitars? They dive headfirst into Swervedriver's Mezcal Head. Find out this time on The Classic Roack Album-By-Album podcast.
Episode 0082 - The Beatles' 68 Christmas Record
59:51In episode 0082 guest host Frasman and Chris take on The Beatles epic 68 Christmas Record. No Yoko to be found... The Beatles, hoping to recapture some of their Number 9 magic, have some whimsical fun while recording some of the best Christmas music... well, ever.
Episode 0081 - The Beatles' The Beatles (The White Album) Part 2
2:24:32Part 2 of the White Album marathon really. An epic podcast for an epic album? Get ready for the thrilling conclusion as the hosts dig deep into sides 3 and 4 to try and find the light at the end of the tunnel. That and what exactly is the significance of Number 9? And the boys get down to find the "good version" of Revolution. Find the answer to this and more this episode of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
Episode 0081 - The Beatles' The Beatles (aka The White Album)
3:43:27In episode 0081 guest host Fraser Moffatt and Chris take The Beatles out for a spin. As you'd expect in 1968, Yoko shows up more than once (as do other Beatles' wives). The self titled album is a sprawling affair that covers some significant musical ground, but that doesn't stop the hosts from a few tangents here and there... This is part one of two for the album and covers off the track-by-track for the first record. Find out everything you wanted to know and so much more this episode of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
Episode 0080 - The Monkees' The Monkees
3:14:50In episode 0080 guest host Dave Marcone from the Dave & Dave Unchained podcast joins Chris for a simian-themed episode. Of course a spoof band created by corporate America couldn't deliver the goods could they? And do they or don't they sing and play their instruments? Even Danny Bonaduce and Neil Young make an appearance (on the show, not the album). Hey hey it's a podcast on The Monkees! Discover everything you possibly never wanted to know this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
Episode 0079 - Depeche Mode's Violator
2:36:48In episode 0079 guest host Steve Smith podcast joins Chris from his palace in Rotterdam. By 1990 were Depeche Mode relics of the 80's synth-pop movement? Do the synthesizers become irrelevant in the age of grunge? Listen in as Steve and Chris go through Depeche Mode's "aptly titled" album Violator. Prepare to be violated! Is it a classic? Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!