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The Ferris Wheel Serious Rock Talk Podcast

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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

The Top 100 Classic Rock Artists - NOT!

6/17/2022
Top 100 Classic Rock Artists - NOT! - Some lists are pretty good. Others induce gas pains The three amigos attack this list with a gusto usually seen only in crazed hyenas. Listen in.

Duration:00:39:21

Why Elvis Never Left the Building

6/6/2022
Why Elvis Never Left the Building. Dr. Clarke, empowered by a Himalayan vacation, stands calmly before The King, deciphering many facets of fame, talent, and jumpsuits. Elvis is Alive - and we have proof.

Duration:00:44:19

The Golden Era of Rap & Hip-Hop

5/27/2022
The Golden Era of Hip Hop & Rap. Every art form has a 'golden era' and /hip hop/rap is no exception. Ferris Kennedy risks his reputation & sanity by cliff diving into a dangerous sea. He emerges with fresh opinions and special, personal insights.

Duration:00:45:24

The Doors & the Five Factors that Made Them Famous

5/9/2022
The Doors & the Five Factors that Made Them Famous. Unless a band can conquer the Five Factors, it'll likely never have lasting success. Using The Doors as a great example of what happens when musicians hit 5 home runs, Dr. Clarke entertains, educates, and gets to jabber about his beloved Lizard King & Friends.

Duration:00:53:47

What Was So New, About New Wave!!!

4/22/2022
New Wave music: What is it? Where did it come from? What killed it off? Steven Wheeler exhibits unexplored courage and tenacity as he prowls the bowels of CBGBs, shaking down ghosts for explanations, finally passing out in the long-gone Max's Kansas City, listen in...

Duration:00:59:08

Bryan Adams and his Global Success

4/5/2022
Bryan Adams & His Global Success: How did he do it? Against so many odds?Adams is the ultimate rock music success story. Pure talent and ambition. Listen in for much-needed inspiration. PLUS Ferris Kennedy delivers heart-felt impressions on the passing of Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins. A wonderful tribute.

Duration:00:56:46

Which Rock Stars Could You Live With?

3/25/2022
Most Rockers wear dirty socks and don't make their beds. Eric Clapton hates to brush his teeth (so we're told from an unreliable source). If forced to, which rockers could you possibly live with? Listen in. We make your choice a little easier.

Duration:00:37:38

All About Rap N' Hip Hop... and in the beginning

3/14/2022
Get ready as Ferris Kennedy delivers a primer on one of the most influential movements in popular music. Take a breath and deep dive with Mr. Kennedy into a strange world of earthly delights.

Duration:00:57:10

Who Sold the Most Albums? You Will Be Shocked

3/4/2022
Beatles? Stones? Zeppelin? Elvis? We're not saying. You must listen to the podcast. As a bonus, we offer up personal lists of the Top 20 Rock Guitarists—and it's a little disturbing.

Duration:00:49:42

Dynamic Duos: Why Breakin' Up is Hard To Do

2/18/2022
Jagger-McCartney. Richards-Lennon. (That doesn't look right). Rock duos are responsible for creating some of the greatest songs of all time. But how did the individuals make out before and after their partnership? And what made them so great anyway? We offer you thoughtful, noisy answers.

Duration:00:48:00

Forty-One Final Albums of Great Bands

2/7/2022
Not every band gave us an Abbey Road at the twilight of their careers. Some final albums are terrible, even though the band itself once produced great music. We provide Hendrix-like feedback on 41 final albums—the good, the bad, and the sad.

Duration:00:59:17

Rock and Roll Front Men: What It Means to be Great.

1/28/2022
We all have our favorite front men - but are there similar qualities that bind together the notion of 'greatness'? Yes Virginia, there are. Ferris Kennedy, though technically still on parole, gives full vent to his dark emotions and explains it all.

Duration:00:53:58

The Guess Who: Canada's Great Rock Band or What?

1/17/2022
Dr. Clarke builds a strong case for crowning the Prairie Princes the Kings of Canadian Rock. Listen in and check out his inviolable reasoning.

Duration:00:49:10

The Final Concerts of Rock Gods / Top 10 Reunion Tours

1/7/2022
Medicated Wheeler gets cranked on raw cappuccino and really takes no prisoners as he describes the end for some rock gods and the back-from-the-dead, $career$ resurrection of others.

Duration:00:55:59

2021 End Of Year Show - Part Two

12/31/2021
The Ferris Wheel Serious Rock Talk Podcast says "farewell to 2021" Get entertained. We sum up the music and personalities of the year that was - with interesting asides and exclusive insights. Part Two of Two.

Duration:00:56:15

2021 End Of Year Show - Part One

12/31/2021
The Ferris Wheel Serious Rock Talk Podcast says "farewell to 2021" Get entertained. We sum up the music and personalities of the year that was - with interesting asides and exclusive insights. Part One of Two.

Duration:00:55:38

Which Classic Rockers Should Be On Mt. Rushmore?

12/24/2021
So many rock n’ rollers are witless, untalented, pencil-neck geeks. But a few, very few, stand out. And it’s those people who should go on the side of the mountain and be justly celebrated. Listen in and see if you agree/disagree with Wheeler, Clarke and Kennedy. Don’t be afraid, try it.

Duration:00:59:29

Classic Rock Stars: Who’s Underappreciated or Overrated?

12/13/2021
Few moments are more depressing than someone rattling on about their favorite rocker and you just can’t share in their enthusiasm – at all... Some rock stars are just creations of marketing departments. Others drag their aging bones from city to city, croaking out some dusty hit from another century. Many are overrated. Yet there’s a select group who never get enough recognition – cheated by fate. Listen in and experience a few epiphanies.

Duration:00:55:04

The Monkees: A Legit Band or What?

12/3/2021
The Monkees is one of the best-selling bands of the 1960s. So why the blow-back? Why the ‘pre-fab four’ put downs? Dr. Clarke mounts a compelling case for the defense of Mickey, Mike, Pete and Davey. As a bonus - later on you can impress your loved ones by declaiming the powerful difference between rock and pop music. Never, ever mix them up.

Duration:00:39:41

Suggestive Lyrics In Classic Rock

11/22/2021
Classic rock isn't all about sex, just around 90% of it is... Dr. Clarke takes his scalpel and dissects some of the more suggestive offerings. You are promised a very good time.

Duration:00:45:52