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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?

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?

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Canada

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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?

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 0057 - Supertramp's Crisis? What Crisis?

7/19/2020
In episode number 57 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie try to avert the feeling of impending doom during the pandemic of the 2020's. This episode they gingerly question the meaning of something, although they are not sure what. Do those former Beatles engineers know what they are doing? Listen as the CRABA gets into Supertramp's 1975 album Crisis? What Crisis? ...this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!

Duration:02:33:46

Episode 0056 - Freddie King's Getting Ready...

6/19/2020
In episode number 56 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie keep churning out episodes in defiance of what the people really want. This time we go down to Texas for some Texas-Tulsa-Chicago fusion with the rock of the classic variety. Is Freddie King's non-stop party going to take hold or is Freddie just one Bloody Mary over the proverbial line? Does rock owe anything to the big man from Gilmer? Listen as the hosts go deep into the vaults with Freddie...

Duration:02:59:56

Episode 0055 - Eddie Cochran's Never To Be Forgotten

5/24/2020
In episode number 55 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie try not to forget what's happening while they wait things out in their basements. This episode they tackle tragic Rockabilly start Eddie Cochran who epitomized live fast and die young. In addition to an epic origin story in the feedback, Trini Lopez somehow makes a repeat appearance. Listen as the boys dig into Eddie Cochran's posthumous album Never To Be Forgotten this time on The Classic Rock...

Duration:02:40:47

Episode 0054 - Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways

4/28/2020
In episode number 54 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie have disappeared into their basements to ride out the apocalypse. Can the Foo Fighters cheer them up with their TV series and accompanying album? With 8 songs recorded in eight studios, Sonic Highways holds a lot of promise... they even got some guest stars come in help out... kind of. Who the heck is Trini Lopez? What does his hammer have to do with the kings of the post-grunge pre-apocalypse...

Duration:02:45:19

Episode 0053 - Chris Isaak's Heart Shaped World

4/11/2020
In episode number 53 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie are months away from a vaccine but still toiling away in their basements. So will all the heartache and betrayal be too much? Can The King of Slow save the day? Listen as the hosts break down Chris Isaak's Heart Shaped World on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!

Duration:03:04:24

Episode 0052 - Scorpions' Blackout

3/15/2020
In episode number 52 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie are deep in self-imposed exile with no memory of the days preceding the recording. And after awakening from the fever dream, a piece of 80's Krautrock is served up for dinner. Can a German band singing in English deliver a stone cold classic? Who is the Rudolph impersonator in a straight jacket? This episode the boys take on Scorpions metal album Blackout. Can you live without it? Will it be...

Duration:02:45:56

Episode 0051 - Rival Sons' Feral Roots

2/18/2020
In episode number 51 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie attempt to put aside their sibling differences. Is this the very best distortion ever crafted for guitar? And the waxed moustache could be the greatest rock moustache since... since... well it's a moustache? This episode the boys take on Rival Sons and their Grammy-nominated Feral Roots album to ask themselves Is It A Classic? Tune in to this week's episode on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album...

Duration:02:39:19

Episode 0050 - Billy Squier's Don't Say No

2/2/2020
In episode number 50 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie try as they may to stop being negative. Can they keep the Rock Me Tonite video from playing in their feeble minds? Will the 80's synth overtake everything else in the album? Will either host have a stroke? This time around they spin up Billy Squier's 1981 non-PC titled smash album Don't Say No. Tune in to this week's episode to determine "Is It a Classic?" on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album...

Duration:02:38:58

Episode 0049 - Collective Soul's Dosage

1/19/2020
In episode number 49 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie kick off the new year in style with a little Soul of the Collective kind! Has Ross Childress worn out his welcome yet? Can an an all-digital production be rock enough to be considered rock? Drum loops and wah-wah-wah notwithstanding, the hosts bravely peer deep into their consciousness with Collective Soul's Dosage. Will the pop overwhelm the rock? Tune in to this week's episode to determine "Is...

Duration:02:42:18

Episode 0048 - Rob Halford's Celestial

12/22/2019
In episode number 48 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie enjoy a little holiday cheer with Rob Halford of Judas Priest! What? Rob Halford has a Christmas album? Listen as Chris and Lee bravely plow through The Metal God's second holiday themed outing. Will The Hellion make an appearance? Listen as the Friends and Family release gets the CRABA treatment. "Is It a Classic?". Find out this very special Christmas edition of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album...

Duration:01:04:07

Episode 0047 - Pink Floyd's Meddle

12/21/2019
In episode number 47 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie decide to interfere with things a little! Has Pink Floyd climbed out of their experimental psychedelic years intact? Just where is Syd Barrett? Is Seamus Syd's permanent replacement? What the heck is that ping sound? Pink Floyd's Meddle is hacked so that one of these days we should discover "Is It a Classic?". Find out this episode of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!

Duration:02:18:31

Episode 0046 - Metric's Fantasies

12/11/2019
In episode number 46 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie dish on international measurement standards! Why can't the USA support the metric system? They also talk about the band Metric's album Fantasies. Now Metric is a Canadian band with no Canadian born members. With that in mind can they actually call themselves Canadian? And they are Hipsters! Hipsters I'm telling you! So is this a hipster art rock classic? Or a thinly disguised Blondie imitation?...

Duration:02:17:59

Episode 0045 - Little Richard's Here's Little Richard

11/19/2019
In episode number 45 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie go back to the early days of rock and roll, sock-hops and tail-fins! Does this old crap still hold up 60 years later? Is it just blues with a swing beat? Can a dishwasher from Georgia really live up to his self-proclaimed King of Rock moniker? Stay tuned for a detailed breakdown of Little Richard's Debut album on the CRABA journey to determine "Is It a Classic?". Find out this episode of The...

Duration:02:26:48

Episode 0044 - The Hellacopters' High Visibility

10/27/2019
In episode number 44 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie take a little copter ride! They dig deep to uncover the truth about Swedish Berries. Are they even Swedish? This episode, the Chris and Lee rip into The Hellacopters mid-career album High Visibility. Is the album hard to see or is it indeed clearly identifiable? What do these boys from Swedeland know about Detroit? it's the next stop on the CRABA journey to determine "Is It a Classic?". Find out...

Duration:02:02:07

Episode 0043 - Stone Temple Pilots' Core

10/6/2019
In episode number 42 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie's Visit the Rock Church Guides for advice. Are they just mimicking the other so-called grunge bands? And where are the guitar solos? This episode, the Chris and Lee discuss their own status along with that of Mr Weiland with Stone Temple Pilots dead and bloated debut album Core. And why would anybody wet their bed during the process? Well let's get to the core of things to determine "Is It a...

Duration:01:56:39

Episode 0042 - April Wine's Harder... Faster

9/22/2019
In episode number 42 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie's get into and onto the "Arena Rock" of the 70's! Has April Wine learned from their contemporaries and crafted a finely tuned Arena Rock sound? Or have they become the artists they so much would like to be seen as? Can you write art from the back of a tour bus? This episode, the hosts are lamenting the end of summer while listening to April Wine's Harder... Faster to determine "Is It a...

Duration:02:17:07

Episode 0041 - David Bowie's Let's Dance

9/2/2019
In episode number 41 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie's get down to boogie! Can a post "disco sucks!" era album featuring Nile Rodgers and pretty much the rest of Chic be cool? Can Stevie Ray Vaughan make his arsenal of high octane Albert King licks work over top of disco beats? Is Iggy Pop a junkie looking for a fix or did he really love his Asian beauty? And what about the Nazis? Nazis?!? This episode, the hosts are finishing out the dog days of...

Duration:02:23:45

Episode 0040 - Cold Chisel's Circus Animals

8/4/2019
In episode number 40 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie's go down under with a hot hammer. Is Cold Chisel really as good as Foster's beer? Is Foster's beer any good? Can an album that was almost completely overlooked in North America actually be a classic that deserved more? This episode, the hosts are spending their summer days in the basement studios to determine "Is It a Classic?". Find out this episode of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!

Duration:02:04:24

Episode 0039 - Muse's Drones

7/21/2019
In episode number 39 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie's attempt to decipher another concept album. Is Muse really actually a band? Or is it a bunch of robotic musicians controlled by Mutt Twain? Can an album about warfare strike a chord with their listening audience? This episode, the hosts jump right to the front lines to demand "Is It a Classic?". Can the rock and pop elements of Muse's Drones mesh together as part of a tightly knit plot? Find...

Duration:02:43:37

Episode 0038 - The Cars' The Cars

6/24/2019
In episode number 38 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie's drive vaguely in the direction of their goal to bring home the classics. Here The Cars assemble the best songs from their humble days as a Boston bar band. Is Boston even a decent college town? Their record company bring in accomplished English producer Roy Thomas Baker fresh off of his bohemian rhapsody. This episode, the hosts attempt to avoid a collision (not so successfully apparently) as...

Duration:01:58:29