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From the vinyl DISC to the compact DISC: DISCover the stories behind the greatest artists, albums and songs in classic rock with host Eric Senich.

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From the vinyl DISC to the compact DISC: DISCover the stories behind the greatest artists, albums and songs in classic rock with host Eric Senich.

    Episode 118 | Simon & Garfunkel 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Album

    Episode 118 | Simon & Garfunkel 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Album

    On March 7th, 1970 Simon and Garfunkel’s fifth studio album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' started a ten week run at number one on the US chart. The title track was in the middle of a six week run at the top of the US singles chart. It would also reach #1 in the UK in March of ’70. It topped the charts in ten countries total.

    By the time the album had been released, the duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel had split up; making this the last Simon & Garfunkel studio album to be released. What a way to go out. Two Grammy awards went to the album with another four for the title track. The album went on to sell in the ballpark of 25 million copies and has since been considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

    In this episode we’ll get into the story of the making of the album thanks to clips from an amazing documentary from 2011 called "The Harmony Game". Interview clips from both Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel included along with some of the various collaborators who played an important role in the success of the album. Also, hear the three songs that could have made the album but were ultimately left off.

    TRACKLISTING:

    SIDE ONE:
    1. "Bridge over Troubled Water"
    2. "El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could)"
    3. "Cecilia"
    4. "Keep the Customer Satisfied"
    5. "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright"

    SIDE TWO:
    1. "The Boxer"
    2. "Baby Driver"
    3. "The Only Living Boy in New York"
    4. "Why Don't You Write Me"
    5. "Bye Bye Love" (Live recording from Ames, Iowa)
    6. "Song for the Asking"

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 117 | Van Halen "Jump"

    Episode 117 | Van Halen "Jump"

    Thirty seven years ago this week (February 25th 1984) Van Halen’s "Jump" knocked Culture Club’s "Karma Chameleon" off the top of the charts and started a five week run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It helped the album ‘1984’ reach #2 and sell over 10 million copies. "Jump" is also the only Van Halen song to hit #1.

    In this episode you’ll hear the story of how Eddie Van Halen ultimately won his battle with Van Halen singer David Lee Roth and producer Ted Templeman to finally record the track. We'll break down the recording of the song and go behind the making of the groundbreaking video.

    Along with a breakdown of the song "Jump" you'll hear the many different cover versions of the song dating back to 1984 right up to this day. Plus, what would "Jump" sound like alongside John Lennon’s "Imagine"? It’s one of over a handful of really cool mashups that have been created over the years using the song "Jump" and you'll hear all of them in this episode.

    So...What are you waiting for? Might as well "Jump"!

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    • 59 min
    Episode 116 | The Beatles 'Meet The Beatles'

    Episode 116 | The Beatles 'Meet The Beatles'

    On February 15th, 1964 The Beatles scored their first US number one album with 'Meet The Beatles!' The album stayed at number one for eleven weeks and sold over four million copies in the US by December 31st, 1964. In this episode hear the stories behind the 12 tracks that make up the album which signaled the start of Beatlemania in America - 'Meet The Beatles!'.

    TRACKLISTING:

    SIDE ONE:
    1. "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
    2. "I Saw Her Standing There"
    3. "This Boy"
    4. "It Won't Be Long"
    5. "All I've Got to Do"
    6. "All My Loving"

    SIDE TWO:
    1. "Don't Bother Me"
    2. "Little Child"
    3. "Till There Was You"
    4. "Hold Me Tight"
    5. "I Wanna Be Your Man"
    6. "Not a Second Time"

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    • 48 min
    Episode 115 | Pink Floyd 'Animals'

    Episode 115 | Pink Floyd 'Animals'

    On February 12th, 1977 Pink Floyd released their tenth studio album 'Animals' in the US. It had been released on January 21st in the UK. Just five tracks on the record, none released as singles which partly explains why it’s an often overlooked album by the mainstream rock audience.

    While it may have been overlooked at the time it was released, the appreciation for 'Animals' slowly built in the years following its release and it’s now placed rightfully where it belongs, among the band’s most brilliant works.

    Only five tracks yet so much to talk about with this album and we’re going to do all of it in this episode. The album concept, the recording process, the album cover artwork, which includes a floating pig that actually broke free causing panic among the local citizens of London. And finally, we’ll get to the album’s ensuing tour and how it would the groundwork for the band’s groundbreaking double album to follow 'The Wall'.

    TRACKLISTING:

    SIDE ONE
    1. "Pigs on the Wing (Part 1)"
    2. "Dogs"

    SIDE TWO
    1. "Pigs (Three Different Ones)"
    2. "Sheep"
    3. "Pigs on the Wing (Part 2)"

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 114 | Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours'

    Episode 114 | Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours'

    On this week in 1977 Fleetwood Mac released their eleventh studio album 'Rumours'. The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of their previous album, the self-titled record featuring the debut of new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. The result was not only Fleetwood Mac’s most successful album but one of the biggest in music history.

    'Rumours' became the band's first number one album on the UK albums chart and also topped the US Billboard 200 thanks to four top ten singles. It sold over 10 million copies worldwide within just a month of its release and would go on to win a Grammy for album of the year. It’s old over 45 million copies worldwide, making it the eight best-selling album of all time.

    We’ll cover the 11 tracks from 'Rumours' along with the song that was left off of the album, eventually to become another Fleetwood Mac classic. We’ll get into the recording process which was famously difficult due to the relationship turmoil between band members, hear a studio breakdown of some of the tracks, talk about the album cover art, photos and more.

    TRACKLISTING:

    SIDE ONE:
    1. "Second Hand News"
    2. "Dreams"
    3. "Never Going Back Again"
    4. "Don't Stop"
    5. "Go Your Own Way"
    6. "Songbird"

    SIDE TWO:
    1. "The Chain"
    2. "You Make Loving Fun"
    3. "I Don't Want to Know"
    4. "Oh Daddy
    5. "Gold Dust Woman"

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 113 | KISStory 101/The Ten Greatest KISS Songs

    Episode 113 | KISStory 101/The Ten Greatest KISS Songs

    On January 30th, 1973 Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss made their very first live appearance as KISS. It was at the Popcorn Club in Queen’s, New York in front of an audience of fewer than ten people. The band was paid 50 dollars for performing two sets that night. The club was renamed Coventry soon after. "Our first show ever was at Coventry," said Paul Stanley. "Coventry was a study in contrasts. The first time we played, there was nobody there. The last time we played there, you could barely get in the door."

    And was Paul ever right. The crowds only got bigger and bigger. By the end of the 70s KISS was the biggest band in rock or as they’re more affectionately known by fans - The Hottest Band In The World!

    In this episode, we’ll take a look back at the colorful history of the band followed by the ten greatest KISS songs of all time.

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    • 1 hr 24 min

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