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The Ferris Wheel Classic Rock Show

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This award-winning podcast looks at classic rock - and the people who made/make it - with enough knowledge, irreverence, and low-level insanity to make it worthwhile. It's all about Rock Talk.

This award-winning podcast looks at classic rock - and the people who made/make it - with enough knowledge, irreverence, and low-level insanity to make it worthwhile. It's all about Rock Talk.

Location:

Canada

Description:

This award-winning podcast looks at classic rock - and the people who made/make it - with enough knowledge, irreverence, and low-level insanity to make it worthwhile. It's all about Rock Talk.

Language:

English

Contact:

613-298-4000


Episodes

How Did 101 Classic Rock Bands Get Their Names??? Part 2!!!

1/18/2021
Part 2: Amidst great odds, we continue with part two of how 101 classic rock bands got their often disturbing names. Hey. this kind of knowledge will make you special. Plus, Steven Wheeler reviews new vinyl from Chicago

Duration:00:35:48

How Did 101 Classic Rock Bands Get Their Names??? Part 1!!!

1/8/2021
Part 1: They said it couldn't be done, that we were jabbering fools.101 bands? No way....Well, now who's the fool?... In this exclusive two-part episode, we drill down until it hurts. Plus, Steven Wheeler reviews new vinyl from REM.

Duration:00:40:31

Classic Rock Songs Written Quickly!!!

12/28/2020
Classic Rock Songs Written Quickly - maybe too quickly. You be the judge. From 'Yesterday' to 'Losing My Religion', we confront the weird phenomenon of amazing classic rock songs "just showing up".

Duration:00:19:27

America vs. Canada Who has the Better Rock Bands Part 2

12/14/2020
America vs. Canada : Who has the Best Rock Bands? Part 2. Well hopefully after the first part you either agree with Kennedy or not. In the second part to finalize the 20 bands Kennedy supplies his semi-professional opinions, to himself, now you must live with your conscience. Did these answers change your life?

Duration:00:24:01

America vs. Canada : Who has the Best Rock Bands? Part 1

12/4/2020
America vs. Canada : Who has the Best Rock Bands? Part 1 You decide. Ferris Kennedy supplies semi-professional opinions, but you must live with your conscience.The answers could change your life!

Duration:00:44:44

Digital Zombies - Is Resurrecting Dead Rock Stars Wrong?

11/23/2020
In this dangerous episode, Dr. Clarke bravely enters the Gothic castle of digital reanimation, risking Vampiric Drain spell attacks as he attempts to stake a dark and evil phenomenon. Wish him well, as Kennedy & Wheeler play the roles of Shaggy & Scooby-Doo!!

Duration:00:30:52

Best Last Song On A Album

11/13/2020
Ever listen to your favorite band, find that amazing song that is last on that specific album. The sound it makes when you hear it on your turntable, or you skipped to that track on a compact disc. Did you search it or speak for it on spotify. Join the team as Wheeler takes the lead, and guides us into his findings, you will be surprised.

Duration:00:51:25

Aerosmtith - 50 Years of America's Greatest Rock Band, Still Rockin'

11/2/2020
Aerosmith: The Boys from Beantown who made hair bands mainstream. 50 years & counting & they have come a long way from being "Toys In The Attic". They put the Rock in "Rocks", they were able to make you "Pump", and in turn you were able to "Get A Grip", before you "Just Push Play", & after that you were able to "Walk This Way". There's so much you need to know... Also, how the hell did Woodstock really happen? And what about that new John Lennon Box Set?

Duration:00:50:41

Southern Rock - It's Just Like The Comfort With Tres Hombres

10/23/2020
Can you define Southern Rock? No, you can't. It's a job for professionals, like us. Our podcast can actually make you sound smarter. So let's head off to where the sun always shines...

Duration:00:34:15

Bands Better Than The Beatles - Just Let It Be

10/12/2020
Few rock bands are better than the Beatles...but they do exist. Or do they? That's what we were born to figure out. So listen in.

Duration:00:36:31

Red Hot Chili Peppers - More Than Just One Hot Minute

10/1/2020
More than just one hot minute, few rock groups of the '80s broke down as many musical barriers & were as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Creating an intoxicating new musical style with funk & punk rock, combined with a stage presence that no one forgets & the infamous sock covering parts of mother nature, they spawned a slew of imitators in their wake, but still managed to be the leaders of the pack by the dawn of the 21st century. Led by Kennedy, we dive into the wild side.

Duration:00:37:01

The Eagles - Hell Did Freeze Over

9/21/2020
On September 21 in 1968, "All Along the Watchtower" was released by Jimi Hendrix, in 1974 BTO released "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, & 1993 Nirvana's album "In Utero" was released. Now on this day 2020, The Ferris Wheel Rock Show has launched Season 5, & We Are Rockin'. How do you account for the most popular band of the 1970s? Dr. Clarke is the first ever to declare - "Gram Parsons and the Hollies had a baby and they named it The Eagles." It's a start. Get smart and get entertained.

Duration:00:48:03

The Weird Death & Afterlife of Jim Morrison - The Ferris Wheel Rock Show

8/25/2020
Dr. Clarke, who has written about the Doors for over thirty years, debunks the mystery of Morrison's death and exposes the role of clever commercialization in revivifying a defunct group. He still remains a huge Doors fan.

Duration:00:21:46

How the Beatles' Come Together Became So Influential

7/15/2020
Come Together: What started as a political campaign song for acid guru Timothy Leary has become one of the Beatles most influential and covered songs. What is it about Come Together? Isn't it just gibberish? Dr. Clarke leads his mates down a dark, subterranean path of discovery. What they haul back from the caves will surprise you.

Duration:00:31:39

Aussie Rock - How To Listen Up While Down Under

7/3/2020
Aussie Rock - How to Listen Up When Down Under: Steven Wheeler endured a 21-hour flight to Australia only to realize he could've developed the podcast within the sanctuary of his beach-side Malibu fun house. Such is life. Discover how Vegemite sandwiches created a national fervor for rock 'roll, or not.

Duration:00:23:25

Kennedy's Rant - BNL, Journey, Supertramp, & Van Halen!!!

6/19/2020
Join Kennedy in his high flying rant on The Barenaked Ladies, Journey, Supertramp, & Van Halen. These are topics that are close and dear to his heart. Then he flies off the handle... Here we go!!!

Duration:00:21:05

What the Hell is Happening With Paul McCartney?

6/9/2020
From writing silly love songs to wearing inappropriate haircuts (See 'mullets'), this energetic ex-Beatle has somehow held the world's attention for almost sixty years. Dr. Ian Clarke explores the dark chasms of McCartney's mind, surfacing with evidence of both detritus and patchouli-soaked genius. Change your life and listen in.

Duration:00:33:34

Dead Rock Stars & How They Got That Way

5/27/2020
Achieving stardom in the entertainment niche known as rock n' roll can be a life-threatening adventure. Generally, rock musicians are not renowned for longevity. In this podcast, Medicated Wheeler rips off more coffin lids than a Hammer horror, looking for the real story behind the fake news. Not for the squeamish.

Duration:00:48:57

Nirvana was better than the Beatles: The Men Behind It!!!

5/16/2020
Of course Nirvana is better than the Beatles, in Kennedy's mind that is. Is he just ranting to be heard or is he actually on to something? Well he did some research and laid it all out, even has Dr. Clarke saying " So, here's the thing" the famous catch phrase in many Ferris Wheel Rock Show podcasts.

Duration:00:23:02

How Great Is Supertramp?

5/1/2020
"Supertramp - little more than prog rock poseurs or gifted purveyors of 1970s FM radio pop? Listen in as Steven (Medicated) Wheeler pronounces opinions on these elusive, top-shelf rock musicians." #supertramp #rogerhodgson #progrock #classicrock #vinylrecords #1970srock

Duration:00:11:51