86 episodes

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 Chris Karson & Lee Bowie

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    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

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?

    Episode 0089 - Robin Trower's Victims Of The Fury

    Episode 0089 - Robin Trower's Victims Of The Fury

    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. 

    • 2 hrs 31 min
    Episode 0088 - Klaus Renft Combo's Klaus Renft Combo

    Episode 0088 - Klaus Renft Combo's Klaus Renft Combo

    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. 

    • 3 hrs 8 min
    Episode 0087 - Hank Williams' Memorial Album

    Episode 0087 - Hank Williams' Memorial Album

    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. 

    • 3 hrs 8 min
    Episode 0086 - Billy Joel's The Stranger

    Episode 0086 - Billy Joel's The Stranger

    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. 

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    Episode 0085 - Joe Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends

    Episode 0085 - Joe Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends

    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. 

    • 2 hrs 53 min
    Episode 0084 - Genesis' Trick Of The Tail

    Episode 0084 - Genesis' Trick Of The Tail

    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

    • 3 hrs 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

George the fifth ,

This podcast Rocks!

First of all, I'd like to say that this podcast is great. You've got two hosts that are super-knowledgeable about the music and musci industry. Plus, they're fellow Canadians.

I do have one bone to pick, though: it's called the "Classic Rock Album-by-Album Podcast". But the fans of it call themselves CRABA-Crabs. Nice try. Album-by-Album is, correctly, hyphenated. That means us CRAP-y Craps. Maybe a mistake when choosing the name in the first place but, after 80 episodes, too late! I am proud to say I'm a fan of CRAP!

Like many CRAPpy fans, I came to the podcast looking for more knowledge about my favourite band, in this case The Who. Good thing my favourite band isn't Zeppelin, or I might have left. Luckily the CRAPpy hosts knew what they were talking about and I worked my way backwards through the episodes I'd missed and kept up with every new episode released.

Chris and Lee (and guest hosts) really know what they're talking about. They have tons of experience in the studio and know their way around the recording process and equipment. Which is why I didn't understand when, for a few episodes, it sounded like Chris was recording in a CRAPpy closet under his stairs. Maybe his family had banished him there. Anyway, the sound is much better now that he has been released.

Guess I'd better wrap this CRAP up. Don't want it to be as long as one of the CRAP episodes. Speaking of, they are long, so I usually listen to them on double speed, except for the musical excerpts. That means I have to toggle through the speed selections in the podcast app. Every once in a while, I miss one and end up listening to the CRAP on 1/2 speed. Try it.

So, thanks, boys for all the hard work and passion you put into every episode. The CRAPpiest podcast ever!

Matt (from Barrie)

Cheesewhiztravelsonbluetooth? ,

Wooou oowoah woow

Now these guys have a great thing goin! Not an episode goes by that isnt incredibly high quality content wise and most importantly funny. You guys sound so much better than my everyday voice! Hopefully you can track my buddy Laffy music in Ottawa for a show / meet! Please play the long game guys and spread the pod as you need too. Thanks a million!

Georges 10 ,

Super balado!

Les gars vous faites un super job! Bravo!

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