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From the vinyl DISC to the compact DISC: DISCover the stories behind the greatest artists, albums and songs in classic rock with host Eric Senich.

From the vinyl DISC to the compact DISC: DISCover the stories behind the greatest artists, albums and songs in classic rock with host Eric Senich.


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From the vinyl DISC to the compact DISC: DISCover the stories behind the greatest artists, albums and songs in classic rock with host Eric Senich.




Episode 117 | Van Halen "Jump"

Thirty seven years ago this week (February 25th 1984) Van Halen’s "Jump" knocked Culture Club’s "Karma Chameleon" off the top of the charts and started a five week run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It helped the album ‘1984’ reach #2 and sell over 10 million copies. "Jump" is also the only Van Halen song to hit #1. In this episode you’ll hear the story of how Eddie Van Halen ultimately won his battle with Van Halen singer David Lee Roth and producer Ted Templeman to finally record...


Episode 116 | The Beatles 'Meet The Beatles'

On February 15th, 1964 The Beatles scored their first US number one album with 'Meet The Beatles!' The album stayed at number one for eleven weeks and sold over four million copies in the US by December 31st, 1964. In this episode hear the stories behind the 12 tracks that make up the album which signaled the start of Beatlemania in America - 'Meet The Beatles!'. TRACKLISTING: SIDE ONE: 1. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 2. "I Saw Her Standing There" 3. "This Boy" 4. "It Won't Be Long" 5....


Episode 115 | Pink Floyd 'Animals'

On February 12th, 1977 Pink Floyd released their tenth studio album 'Animals' in the US. It had been released on January 21st in the UK. Just five tracks on the record, none released as singles which partly explains why it’s an often overlooked album by the mainstream rock audience. While it may have been overlooked at the time it was released, the appreciation for 'Animals' slowly built in the years following its release and it’s now placed rightfully where it belongs, among the band’s...


Episode 114 | Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours'

On this week in 1977 Fleetwood Mac released their eleventh studio album 'Rumours'. The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of their previous album, the self-titled record featuring the debut of new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. The result was not only Fleetwood Mac’s most successful album but one of the biggest in music history. 'Rumours' became the band's first number one album on the UK albums chart and also topped the US Billboard 200 thanks to four top ten...


Episode 113 | KISStory 101/The Ten Greatest KISS Songs

On January 30th, 1973 Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss made their very first live appearance as KISS. It was at the Popcorn Club in Queen’s, New York in front of an audience of fewer than ten people. The band was paid 50 dollars for performing two sets that night. The club was renamed Coventry soon after. "Our first show ever was at Coventry," said Paul Stanley. "Coventry was a study in contrasts. The first time we played, there was nobody there. The last time we...


Episode 112 | Journey 'Infinity'

On this week in 1978 Journey released their breakthrough studio album 'Infinity'. After their first three studio albums failed to go gold and barely make the top 100, Journey was about to be dropped from their label. Up against the ropes the band’s manager Herbie Herbert decided it was time to make a change - a big change. That big change came with the addition of a struggling unknown singer Steve Perry who had, himself, given up on his chance of ever making it in music. Bruce Lundvall, who...


Episode 111 | Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze"

On this week in 1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded “Purple Haze”. One of Jimi’s best known songs it’s also ranked among the greatest songs in rock history. Rolling Stone magazine called it the song that launched not one but two revolutions; late sixties psychedelia and the unprecedented genius of Jimi Hendrix. In this episode we’ll get into the history of the song’s creation, the recording of the track, the lyrics and how they’ve been interpreted over the years, the song’s long...


Episode 110 | Black Sabbath 'Paranoid'

On this week in 1971 the album regarded as one of the, if not THE most important album in heavy metal history was released in the United States - Black Sabbath’s second studio album 'Paranoid'. We’ll get into the stories behind all eight tracks including the last-minute addition to the album which became not only Black Sabbath’s most popular song but one considered to be among the greatest in rock and metal history. Also we’ll get to the controversial album title that was ultimately...


Episode 109 | Led Zeppelin 'Led Zeppelin II'

On this week in 1969 Led Zeppelin II was at number one on the US album charts. It was the band’s first album to reach number one in both the US and UK. While Led Zeppelin’s 1969 debut album showed the world the band had arrived….Led Zeppelin II was proof that they were no fluke, they were here to stay. In fact, with the top ten single Whole Lotta Love, Zeppelin 2 was an even BIGGER success than the last. Robert Plant later said, quote, Our whole lives changed. It was such a sudden change we...


Episode 108 | Mick Jones/Foreigner's Top Ten Songs

We’re celebrating the career of Foreigner’s Mick Jones who celebrates his 76th birthday tomorrow (12/2744). Along with a bio on the life and career of Mick we get to the ten greatest Foreigner songs of all time. DISCovery on Facebook: DISCovery on Twitter: The DISCovery theme song "Woo Hoo" by Reebosound ( Please give the show a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to...


REPLAY: Christmas Songs [Original Run Date 12/21/19]

Santa's made his list, checked it twice and rocked it thrice! Unwrap the greatest classic rock Christmas songs of all time and DISCover the stories behind each. Additional music: "Merry Christmas Song" by Plastic3 ( Original DISCovery theme song "A Billion Years Ago" by The Special Pillow ( DISCovery on Facebook: DISCovery on Twitter:...


Episode 107 | Keith Richards' Ten Greatest Riffs

Keith Richards celebrated his 77th birthday yesterday. In a time when we’re losing so many classic rock artists Keith continues to defy the odds. In this episode we celebrate the man known as "The Human Riff" by rolling out his ten greatest riffs. DISCovery on Facebook: DISCovery on Twitter: The DISCovery theme song "Woo Hoo" by Reebosound ( Please give the show a five-star rating...


Episode 106 | "Riff-Raff and Rock ‘n’ Roll" w/ Author/Photographer Rudy Childs

Rudy Childs is a photographer, documentarian and soon to be author. He’s written a book called Riff Raff and Rock And Roll. It is an absolute killer book, one that deserves to be published and turned into a movie. Rudy talks about all the great concerts he saw from a long list of amazing bands, some as they were just starting like Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers just to name a few. He’s got stories of hitchhiking across country to see shows with some wild characters....


Episode 105 | Eagles 'Hotel California' Album

On December 8th, 1976 the Eagles released their fifth studio album 'Hotel California'. It sold a million copies in its first week and went on to top the charts for a total of eight weeks. Eventually it would reach sales of 26 million in the US, 32 worldwide. It’s arguably the band at the peak of their success commercially, creatively and critically. That’s saying a lot considering the legendary body of work this band put out. In this episode we’ll get to the stories behind the nine tracks,...


Episode 104 | Band-Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

On December 3rd, 1984 the song "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" was released. Recorded by the cream of the British pop world under the name Band Aid it went on to sell over three million copies in the UK, becoming the best selling record ever, and raised over 28 million dollars worldwide for famine relief in Ethiopia. The song was also a major success around the world, reaching number one in thirteen other countries outside the UK. In the US, the single fell short of the top ten in the...


Episode 103 | Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"

On this week in 1975 Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" started a nine-week run at number one on the UK singles chart. In the US it eventually hit number nine. Freddie Mercury's rock operatic classic became a worldwide hit topping the charts in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Quite a feat for a song the band’s record label had little to no interest in releasing as a single. As if the initial success of the single in 1975 and '76 wasn’t enough to prove their doubters...


REPLAY: Thanksgiving Songs [Original Run Date 11/23/2019]

It's a Thanksgiving edition of DISCovery with songs all about giving, giving thanks, turkeys and sharing this great land of ours. Songs and the stories behind them from Adam Sandler, Sammy Hagar, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, KISS, ZZ Top, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan and more. It's an episode of DISCovery you can feast on! DISCovery on Facebook: DISCovery on Twitter: The original...


Episode 102 | "Van Halen: A Visual Biography" w/ Author Martin Popoff

Martin Popoff has just released a brand new book called "Van Halen: A Visual Biography". This is a hard cover 224-page book with around 400 images including live shots, rare memorabilia, magazine ads, 45 sleeves, promo items, ticket stubs, passes and more. It covers all phases of Van Halen starting in 1974 right through to the band's very last tour in 2015. Martin also covers the David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar solo years along with a few other surprises along the way. In this episode Martin...


Episode 101 | Phil Collins 'Hello, I Must Be Going!'

On this month in 1982 Phil Collins continued his meteoric rise that decade with his second studio album 'Hello, I Must Be Going!' It was another commercial success going top ten in the US and number two in the UK. We’ll get to the stories behind all 10 tracks from the album, how Phil accidentally came up with his classic 80s drum sound, the story behind the album title plus hear some of the tracks included on the 2016 deluxe edition re-issue of the album. TRACKLISTING: SIDE ONE: 1. "I...


Episode 100 | Rush 'Signals'

We’re going back to the fall of 1982 for the Rush album 'Signals'. Released towards the end of that summer (September 9th, 1982) it climbed the charts and continued to sell through the months of September and October before reaching sales of one million copies on this month in '82. 'Signals' was Rush’s ninth studio album overall and third of the new decade. Before that came the decade opening 'Permanent Waves' from 1980 which hit #4 in the US and sold a million copies. 'Moving Pictures'...