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The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast

Author: Chris Karson & Lee Bowie

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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?
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In episode number 0095 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, host Chris Karson is joined by frequent collaborator Frasman, as they try to figure out if Gov't Mule is a jam band or not.  And is the band actually the Govt Mule Brothers Band?  Now much time is spent on the name of the band and it's origin with the 40 acres and whatnot, but alas some of the conversation is in part 2.  Yes This is a two-parter.  Why?  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
In episode number 0094 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, host Chris Karson is joined by Professor Tim Riley, as they try to determine their level of experience. That being said the hosts get hung up on the "missing" question mark on the album name but eventually let Jimi play some guitar.  Does Jimi's untrained voice ruin the experience?  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
In episode number 0093 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, host Chris Karson is joined once again by Nate Treese, prog-rock superfan and fellow podcaster. Can they get through not one but two multi-part epics on Rush's so-called "worst album".  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
In Episode 0092 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by Professor Patrick for sophomore stint on the show.  This time they take a little trip across America from one of the great American bands of the 20th century.  Does this theme album hold up?  Is it a theme album at all?  And The Band only has one American member who for whatever reason calls himself Virgil Caine.  Just who are these upstarts from The Great White North and see if brown is better than pink.  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast. 
In Episode 0091 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by Frasman for the second show in a row after a moment of weakness where he volunteered to check out an early GFR album.  Can the bass guitar be heard over the din of the guitar and drums?  Will the tone cut through?  And what about the competent drums?  And just where is Mark Flynn and how does he sit with the album?  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast. 
In Episode 0090 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by frasman after his recent motorcycle accident where he was emulating Duane Allman by going home with some serious injuries.  This time they dig into the Eagles Hotel California to see if an album about staying in a Holiday Inn can be cool.  Several wrong turns later and a trip down a dark desert highway, will it all be wasted time?  Or was it every-thing all-the-time?  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast.   
In Episode 0089 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by longtime Organic Director Marshal Norman.  Now there have been many requests for a Robin Trower album, specifically Bridge of Sighs.  Trower's long career has many albums to choose from but Bridge is considered his classic recording.  In true CRABA style the hosts go after a lesser know album by Trower, Victims of the Fury from 1980.  Will the lush production from Beatles impresario get in the way of enjoying the album?  Are fades cool again?  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast. 
In Episode 0088 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by longtime Organic Director Gunnar Ritzmann.  They go deep behind the Iron Curtain to try and understand the Stazi's distaste for rock and roll. Can the fun-loving East Germans rock?  Or is it just propaganda?  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast. 
In Episode 0087 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by CRABA veteran co-producer Fraser Moffatt.  They go way back to 1953 to look at a 10" 33 1/3 rpm long player.  But does Hank Williams have enough rock to be considered a rock and roll pioneer?  Or is he just of many progenitors? Or is he the most imprtant one?  Oh and there will be yodelling.  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast. 
In Episode 0086 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by yet another keyboardist this time Steve Smith.  Can 1977's The Stranger deliver the goods in 2002?  Does Billy Joel's anglophilia get n the way of a good time?  And how about that whistling... this is a concept album of sorts after all.  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast. 
In Episode 0085 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by keyboard guru (and pro audio engineer) Guido Guzzo.   They walk back to the old days and talk about Joe Cocker's debut album.  Does Joe Cocker's reputation precede him?  Can Jimmy Page pull off some Zep style riffs?  Steve Winwood stops in as do members of Cocker's previous bands.  Will Cocker's debut find an audience, or is he just hanging out with his friends?  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast. 
In Episode 0084 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by Organic Director and fellow podcaster Scott Gentry to pick through Trick Of The Tail by Genesis.  Can Genesis survive the loss of their leader and front-man Peter Gabriel while he climbs on Solsbury Hill?  And where is Steve Hackett?  Find out this time on The Classic Roack Album-By-Album Podcast
In Episode 0083 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album podcast Chris is joined by Areeb malik to diuscuss the shoegazer band Swervedrive.  Can they avoid the guardrails and stay on the flat surfaces?  Are there too many guitars?  They dive headfirst into Swervedriver's Mezcal Head.  Find out this time on The Classic Roack Album-By-Album podcast.
In episode 0082 guest host Frasman and Chris take on The Beatles epic 68 Christmas Record.  No Yoko to be found... The Beatles, hoping to recapture some of their Number 9 magic, have some whimsical fun while recording some of the best Christmas music... well, ever.
Part 2 of the White Album marathon really.  An epic podcast for an epic album? Get ready for the thrilling conclusion as the hosts dig deep into sides 3 and 4 to try and find the light at the end of the tunnel.  That and what exactly is the significance of Number 9? And the boys get down to find the "good version" of Revolution. Find the answer to this and more this episode of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!  
In episode 0081 guest host Fraser Moffatt and Chris take The Beatles out for a spin.  As you'd expect in 1968, Yoko shows up more than once (as do other Beatles' wives).  The self titled album is a sprawling affair that covers some significant musical ground, but that doesn't stop the hosts from a few tangents here and there... This is part one of two for the album and covers off the track-by-track for the first record.  Find out everything you wanted to know and so much more this episode of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
In episode 0080 guest host Dave Marcone from the Dave & Dave Unchained podcast joins Chris for a simian-themed episode. Of course a spoof band created by corporate America couldn't deliver the goods could they? And do they or don't they sing and play their instruments? Even Danny Bonaduce and Neil Young make an appearance (on the show, not the album).  Hey hey it's a podcast on The Monkees! Discover everything you possibly never wanted to know this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
In episode 0079 guest host Steve Smith podcast joins Chris from his palace in Rotterdam.  By 1990 were Depeche Mode relics of the 80's synth-pop movement?  Do the synthesizers become irrelevant in the age of grunge?  Listen in as Steve and Chris go through Depeche Mode's "aptly titled" album Violator.  Prepare to be violated!  Is it a classic?  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
In episode guest host Nate Treese of the Satan & Rainbows podcast joins Chris to fend off the impending robot invasion.  Does producer extraordinaire Alan Parsons' dalliance with classic Asimov science fiction work?  Who the heck is Eric Woolfson?  Never mind the crappy movie treatment but Asimov did create a backdrop of robot stories for the APP partners to draw inspiration from.  Is it a classic?Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
In episode number 76 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, guest host Steve Smith joins Chris for a synthy escape.  This is basically what Jon Anderson did after he was jettisoned from Yes for a brief period in the early 80s.  And just who is this Vangelis character?  Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!
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Bill Clark

Not particularly insightful commentary, but that's fine. But Christ, one of these guys is always laughing like an idiot.

Mar 30th
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Jez Man

Great album.

Feb 8th
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Jez Man

Jimmy Barnes sounds like a dying cat.

Feb 8th
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Jez Man

I personally think crime of the century and breakfast in america are better albums.

Feb 8th
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