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My Classic Album' is a podcast about the most acclaimed and loved albums of all time! There are many great albums out there but there's an extra special ingredient that makes an album a classic album. Join Mike Norris as he dedicates each episode to one classic album and looks at the history of the album and its impact in the years following its release.

'My Classic Album' celebrates albums from the 1960's right through to the new millennium from musicians as timeless as The Beatles and Bob Dylan, bands who rock as hard as Led Zeppelin and KISS, as well as contemporary performers such as Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead.

'My Classic Album' has been extremely lucky to play host to incredible singers and musicians including Nathan Stephens-Griffin (Martha, ONSIND), Grammy Award winner Bruce Carroll, guitar virtuoso Adrian Nation (Sky Arts' Guitar Star) and rock singer and guitarist Beth Blade (Beth Blade and the Beautiful Disasters). All have chosen their classic album for the show along with future guests including Rob Wylde (Tigertailz) and blues singer Big Boy Bloater (Imelda May, Big Boy Bloater & The Limits)

Whether it's an album you personally can't stop playing or one you've never actually heard, 'My Classic Album' is the perfect companion to some of the greatest albums in history!

My Classic Album with Mike Norris Mike Norris

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My Classic Album' is a podcast about the most acclaimed and loved albums of all time! There are many great albums out there but there's an extra special ingredient that makes an album a classic album. Join Mike Norris as he dedicates each episode to one classic album and looks at the history of the album and its impact in the years following its release.

'My Classic Album' celebrates albums from the 1960's right through to the new millennium from musicians as timeless as The Beatles and Bob Dylan, bands who rock as hard as Led Zeppelin and KISS, as well as contemporary performers such as Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead.

'My Classic Album' has been extremely lucky to play host to incredible singers and musicians including Nathan Stephens-Griffin (Martha, ONSIND), Grammy Award winner Bruce Carroll, guitar virtuoso Adrian Nation (Sky Arts' Guitar Star) and rock singer and guitarist Beth Blade (Beth Blade and the Beautiful Disasters). All have chosen their classic album for the show along with future guests including Rob Wylde (Tigertailz) and blues singer Big Boy Bloater (Imelda May, Big Boy Bloater & The Limits)

Whether it's an album you personally can't stop playing or one you've never actually heard, 'My Classic Album' is the perfect companion to some of the greatest albums in history!

    'Surfing With The Alien' with Sam Russell

    'Surfing With The Alien' with Sam Russell

    Hold on tight as Mike and guitarist extraordinaire Sam Russell celebrate Joe Satriani's 'Surfing With The Alien', the first fully instrumental album to be showcased on 'My Classic Album'.
     
    Without a single vocal or lyric on the album, Satriani is able to tell vivid stories and evoke strong emotion from every track on this album. Sam's discovery of this album from his music teacher in his early days of playing guitar comes full circle as he and Mike discover behind many of the great tracks on this album.
     
    How is Joe Satriani influenced by the great composers of classical music?
    Which song on the album has been nominated for a Grammy Award on three separate occasions?
    What exactly is the pitch axis theory?
     
    All these questions and more will be answered on the latest edition of 'My Classic Album'.
    PLUS: Mike gets in to his latest live music experience as he shares his thoughts from seeing southern rockers the Kentucky Headhunters in Newcastle!
     
    For more information on the show: Head over to www.myclassicalbum.co.uk
    Like us on Facebook at 'My Classic Album with Mike Norris'
    Follow us on Instagram @myclassicalbumpodcast
    Or on Twitter @mca_podcast
     
    Music Credits: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese

    • 1 hr 11 min
    'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' with Elizabeth Everts

    'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' with Elizabeth Everts

    'My Classic Album' celebrates California's favourite funk rock maestros Red Hot Chili Peppers today as Mike and special guest Elizabeth Everts sit down and chat about the band's 5th album 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik'.
    Mike and Elizabeth break down a period that saw the band truly embrace their creativity and friendship in to an album that catapulted them in to rock's stratosphere!
     
    What kind of supernatural experiences did the Chilis have in the Mansion, the haunted building that the band lived and recorded in at the suggestion of Rick Rubin?
    Do songs such as 'Under The Bridge' and 'Breaking The Girl' foreshadow the future direction of the band?
    Did Anthony Kiedis really date Sinead O'Connor?
     
    These questions and more to be answered on the latest edition of 'My Classic Album'.
     
    For more information on the show:
    Head over to www.myclassicalbum.co.uk
    Like us on Facebook at 'My Classic Album with Mike Norris'
    Follow us on Instagram @myclassicalbumpodcast
    Or on Twitter @mca_podcast 
     
    Music Credits: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese
     
     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    'Metallica' (The Black Album) with Calvin Lever

    'Metallica' (The Black Album) with Calvin Lever

    'My Classic Album' is "off to Never Never Land" as we celebrate 'Metallica', the self titled 1991 album that millions the world over know simply as The Black Album.
    Mike is joined by Calvin Lever; rhythm guitarist of UK metal band Night Screamer. Mike and Calvin discuss the importance of The Black Album in their own lives while exploring how the personal lives of Metallica along with their relationship with producer Bob Rock led to one of the biggest selling albums in music history.
     
    How did Chris Issak serve as an influence on the likes of 'Nothing Else Matters' and 'The Unforgiven'?
     
    Which song's lyrics originally dealt with cot death?
     
    What exactly is the Tent of Doom?
     
    PLUS Mike plays a track from Night Screamer's debut album 'Dead of Night'. Plenty to get your teeth in to on this bumper edition of 'My Classic Album'. 
     
    For more information on the show:
    Head over to www.myclassicalbum.co.uk
    Like us on Facebook at 'My Classic Album with Mike Norris'
    Follow us on Instagram @myclassicalbumpodcast
    Or on Twitter @mca_podcast 
     
    Music Credits: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese
    'March of the Dead' by Night Screamer taken from their debut album 'Dead of Night' available at www.nightscreamer.bandcamp.com

    • 1 hr 27 min
    'Damn The Torpedoes' with Hannah Wicklund

    'Damn The Torpedoes' with Hannah Wicklund

    The supremely talented Hannah Wicklund joins Mike for the 30th episode of 'My Classic Album' to chat about 'Damn The Torpedoes', the breakthrough album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers!
    Together Mike and Hannah explore the unbelievable story behind the production of this incredible album including the unbelievable lengths Tom went to during a bitter dispute with the band's record label.
     
    Which track on the album took over 100 takes to get right?
    How does a particular lyric from 'Even The Losers' have a special significance for Hannah?
    Why was 'Don't Do Me Like That' nearly given to the J Geils Band?
     
    All these questions and more answered on this episode of 'My Classic Album'.
     
    For more information on the show:
    Head over to www.myclassicalbum.co.uk
    Like us on Facebook at 'My Classic Album with Mike Norris'
    Follow us on Instagram @myclassicalbumpodcast
    Or on Twitter @mca_podcast 
     
    Music Credits: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese

    • 1 hr 2 min
    'Synchronicity' with Damon Johnson

    'Synchronicity' with Damon Johnson

    "Is that my mother on the phone?" No it's Damon Johnson! The Black Star Riders alum joins Mike to chat about 'Synchronicity', the final studio album by The Police!
    While The Police were at each other's throats behind the scenes, they managed to release a seminal album that solidified their place as the biggest band on the planet bringing millions of fans including Damon along with them.
     
    How was the album one meeting away from not happening?
    Is 'Tea In The Sahara' or 'Murder by Numbers' the true ending of 'Synchronicity'? (CLUE: In what format do you own the album?)
    What are Damon and Mike's thoughts on the utterly crazy 'Mother'?
     
    PLUS: Mike shares his thoughts on his experience watching Sting perform inside Durham Cathedral in 2008 and reveals his opinions on Sting's latest studio album 'My Songs'.
    All this and so much more on this episode of 'My Classic Album'.
     
    For more information on the show:
    Head over to www.myclassicalbum.co.uk
    Like us on Facebook at 'My Classic Album with Mike Norris'
    Follow us on Instagram @myclassicalbumpodcast
    Or on Twitter @mca_podcast 
     
    Music Credits: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese
     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' with Savannah Pope

    'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' with Savannah Pope

    'My Classic Album' takes a jump to the left as we celebrate a soundtrack for the first time in the podcast's history! American singer Savannah Pope joins Mike to chat about the soundtrack to the 1975 musical 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. 
    Savannah explains why the music from 'Rocky Horror' has become such a huge part of her life and why the movie perfectly encapsulates the ethos of glam rock while influencing the fashion of punk that would follow just a few years later.
     
    What nearly caused Meat Loaf to walk off the 'Rocky Horror' project altogether?
    In what ways does Dr. Frank N Furter draw parallels to Ziggy Stardust?
    Under what circumstances did Savannah meet Tim Curry?
     
    All these questions and more will be answered on this special edition of 'My Classic Album'
     
    PLUS the chance to hear 'Rock N' Roll No More', one of the standout tracks from Savannah's debut album 'Atlantis'
     
    For more information on the show:
    Head over to www.myclassicalbum.co.uk
    Like us on Facebook at 'My Classic Album with Mike Norris'
    Follow us on Instagram @myclassicalbumpodcast
    Or on Twitter @mca_podcast 
     
    Music Credits: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese
    'Rock N' Roll No More' by Savannah Pope from her debut album 'Atlantis' available on Apple Music, Spotify and www.savannahpopemusic.co.uk
     
     

    • 1 hr 32 min

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