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The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast. Where rock is judged.

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English


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Episode 0023 - Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears

11/3/2018
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In episode number 23 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie ritualistically slash their way through Ozzy Osbourne's answer to changing musical styles in the dark days of 1991. Is this an album about a serial killing maniac or is Ozzy just exploring his darkest thoughts? No matter what the answer, your fearless hosts continue their sadistic journey to listen to every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this...

Duration:02:24:29

Episode 0022 - The Rolling Stones' Aftermath

10/14/2018
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In episode number 22 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie go deep into the vaults of those irascible anti-Beatles The Rolling Stones. This album represents the bad-boy side of the British invasion and contends with the niceness of the 60's in the dark journey to listen to every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Aftermath by The Rolling Stones is tested for political correctness by the most...

Duration:02:21:14

Episode 0021 - Big Sugar's Heated

10/5/2018
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In episode number 21 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie contend with Canadian Content legislation. The volume on this reggae-rock album is ear-splittingly high, even for Mr. Bowie. It's all part of the ongoing journey to listen to every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Heated by Big Sugar is given a thermometer. Does it get hot enough? Can reggae/dub work alongside hard rock and blues? Or is...

Duration:02:09:19

Episode 0020 - The Hives' Veni Vidi Vicious

9/23/2018
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In episode number 20 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie conquer their desire for albums that achieve a reasonable level of audio fidelity. What ensues is a vicious piece of Garage rock created in a Swedish garage by impresario Randy Fitzsimmons. The study is part of an ongoing effort to listen to every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Veni Vidi Vicious by The Hives is decrapified, or at...

Duration:01:50:31

Episode 0019 - Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion

9/16/2018
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In episode number 19 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie criminally dig through their vinyl archives searching for 80's gold. They eventually start talking about Pat benatar's Crimes of Passion in their ongoing effort to listen to every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Crimes of Passion is dropped on the SL-1200 for a listen. Is 1980's Crimes of Passion Pat Benatar's greatest achievement? Or...

Duration:01:40:53

Episode 0018 - Journey's Next

9/2/2018
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In episode number 18 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie Hustle their way through Journey's pre-Steve Perry catalogue in their quest to listen to every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Journey's 1977 album is spun up from the outer reaches of space and time. Is Next, with its prog rock leanings and jazzy bits just as good as Steve Perry era stuff? Or should they just have called it "Finite"?...

Duration:02:15:36

Episode 0017 - Rockpile's Seconds of Pleasure

8/5/2018
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In episode number 17 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie eat, eat, eat their way through Seconds of Pleasure by influential 70's band Rockpile in their non-stop obsession to devour every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Rockpile's 1980 album is given the Heimlich maneuver. Is Seconds of Pleasure worth the wait for a true Rockpile album? Or should the boys have just recorded a couple more Nick...

Duration:02:00:18

Episode 0016 - Jet's Get Born

7/29/2018
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In episode number 16 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie exercise their birth-right with Jet's debut album Get Born in their non-stop mission to expunge every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Jet's 2003 album is lodged in the birthing canal of the Classic Rock. Is Get Born worthy of the dirty, repugnant and most excellent Classic Rock title? Or is it a bunch of throwback copy-cat tracks? Find...

Duration:02:03:24

Episode 0015 - Van Halen's Fair Warning

7/22/2018
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In episode number 15 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie serve notice with Van Halen's Fair Warning in their non-stop mission to cross-examine every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Van Halen's dark-than-usual 1981 album is in the interrogation room. Is Fair Warning a successful as a piece of Van Halen classicness? Or is it just a feeble attempt at rock artistry? Find out this episode of...

Duration:01:44:26

Episode 0014 - Royal Blood's Royal Blood

6/24/2018
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In episode number 14 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie regally examine Royal Blood's debut album in their ongoing genealogical quest to oversee and examine every single rock album ever made, and to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Royal Blood's 2014 eponymous debut album is on the block. Is Royal Blood an exciting new band with their stripped down bass and drums approach? Or is it just too neanderthal in its approach to be a true...

Duration:01:40:04

Episode 0013 - Heart's Little Queen

6/12/2018
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In episode number 13 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie heartily examine 1970's band Heart in their ongoing filibuster to review and dissect every single rock album ever made, and to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Heart's 1977 album Little Queen is ripped to shreds and put back together. Is Little Queen a chip off the old Led Zeppelin block? Will Lee find solace in the gentle flutes that permeate the acoustic songs? Or is there enough...

Duration:01:37:15

Episode 0012 - Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin

5/28/2018
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In episode number 12 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie mercifully examine an iconic 60's album in their valiant and daring effort to review and dissect every single rock album ever made, and of course to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album is laid bare. Is Led Zeppelin I a the great debut album of all time? Or is a bunch of stolen riffs hap-hazardly thrown together? Find out this episode of The Classic...

Duration:01:54:46

Episode 0011 - Weezer's Raditude

5/20/2018
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In episode number 11 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie dutifully check out the Raditude volume from the hefty Weezer catalogue in their ongoing effort to review and dissect every single rock album ever made, and to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Weezer's 2009 album Raditude is broken down into little bitty pieces. Is Raditude a pop-rock classic? Or has all the Weezer nerdy coolness been lost in the commercial squeaky clean...

Duration:01:49:12

Episode 0010 - Vaughan Brothers' Family Style

5/6/2018
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In episode number 10 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie exercise their right to look at some sentimental favorites and try to yet again march forward in their epic journey to review and dissect every single rock album ever recorded and to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Texas blues-rock greats Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan's Family Style is dug up and examined. Can the king of Disco Nile Rodgers produce a competent blues-rock...

Duration:01:30:17

Episode 0009 - U2's Pop

4/29/2018
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In episode number 9 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie go deep and long to advance in their epic journey to review and dissect every single rock album ever recorded and to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, that little Dublin band U2's Pop is checked in to the production suite. Is U2 Pop the greatest pop album ever? Is it even "pop" music at all? Or is it a dalliance with electronic dance music gone awry?

Duration:02:14:14

Episode 0008 - The Offspring's Americana

4/15/2018
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In episode number 8 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie patriotically forge ahead in their epic journey to review and dissect every single rock album ever recorded and to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, The Offspring's Americana is put to the test. Is Americana the greatest pop-punk album ever made? Or is it a misplaced piece of social commentary.

Duration:01:49:34

Episode 0007 - Sass Jordan's Rats

4/8/2018
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In episode number 7 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie squeak forward in their epic journey to review and dissect every single rock album ever recorded and to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, Sass Jordan's Rats is inspected and critiqued. Is Rats an unheralded rock classic? Or is it rock and roll cheese? Rats 'N Roll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mm4B2Z2t1U Much Spring Break https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN0pr2PPavw Foo...

Duration:01:35:55

Episode 0006 - The Police's Outlandos D'Amour

4/1/2018
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In episode number 6 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie arrestingly drive ahead in their epic journey to review and dissect every single rock album ever recorded and to determine "Is It a Classic?". In this episode, The Police's Outlandos D'Amour is detained for questioning. Is it a case of Police Britality or arrested development? Hear if Outlandos D'Amour is a crime in progress or a false alarm. Oh and then there is a package from a "special"...

Duration:01:25:47

Episode 0005 - Soundgarden's Louder Than Love

3/22/2018
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In episode number 5 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie savagely move forward in their epic journey to review and dissect every single rock album ever made and to determine "Is it a classic?". This episode, Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is given the ultimate test of grunge-tasticness. Is Louder Than Love a fabulous specimen from the Seattle grunge era or is it a rehash of Led Sabbath riffs? Hear if Louder Than Love delivers more than decibels or...

Duration:01:27:06

Episode 0004 - Rush's Grace Under Pressure

3/11/2018
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In episode number 4 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie bravely forge ahead in their epic journey to review and dissect every single rock album ever made and to determine "Is it a classic?". This episode, Rush's Grace Under Pressure is put in the limelight. Can an album with post-apocalyptic and highly political themes be a modern masterpiece? Could there be more chorus pedal guitar effects? Find out in this week's show to see if we get stuck beneath...

Duration:01:34:23