In this biweekly podcast, the Rock Tale Hour dudes tell the stories behind the greatest rock & roll songs of all time. It\'s an hour\'s worth of rockin\' good time in about 15 minutes with your buddies Tim, Treg, Ryan and Dave - four old guys livin\' in the past.
RTH 101 - "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty
The story behind "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty
RTH 100 - "Dreams" by The Allman Brothers Band
The story behind "Dreams" by The Allman Brothers Band
RTH 099 - "Stargazer" by The Steve Bonino Project
The story behind "Stargazer" by The Steve Bonino Project
RTH 098 - "Say Hello 2 Heaven" by Temple of the Dog
The story behind "Say Hello 2 Heaven" by Temple of the Dog
RTH 097 - "Bono" presentation by Treg
The story behind Bono.
RTH 096 - "The Freshmen" by The Verve Pipe
The story behind "The Freshmen" by The Verve Pipe
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Hallelujah! Great podcast!
Okay, so I’ve only been able to listen to your episode on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” this far, BUT, I’m now an official fan of this podcast. 5 stars easily. Interesting, super fun, educating, and laid back, yet condensed to still give you a lot of great info where it may take hours via another format. I’ll be listening to more, but I figured my review title was appropriate, even though I AM saying it with happiness/enthusiasm, not broken hallelujah for this review. Host(s) are honestly some of the easiest podcast hosts to which I listen, and it’s the perfect length for podcasts, especially when the awesome info is so good. Thanks for making this one, y’all!
I will say, though, if you’ve ever felt the song, Hallelujah, hit your heart (if you haven’t, what are you even doing with your life?), and if you’re just now finding this gem of a podcast, I recommend it as a starting point. Especially if you’ve ever felt like your hallelujah is broken. I’m here to say there’s beauty in the broken, and in the many ways the word can be used, particularly to give praise, even though this song references events in the Bible/Christianity (or at least the OT), it’s not specifically written for Christians or as a Christian (Cohen himself was Jewish and dabbled in other religions, Buddhism, etc, but always mentioned he was Jewish when asked. I don’t want to ruin anything else you may hear, here, so put on this episode and enjoy the catharsis. AND, listen to how the podcast suggests listening to the song, and what version is the most recognized and generally regarded as the best by pros and fans alike.
I’ve been listening to Rock Tale Hour since pretty much he start, and really enjoy it! They tell the stories behind some of music’s greatest rockers and rock songs, the impact that they had on the world, and a bit about how those songs impacted their own lives. They are a joy to listen to, as it is pretty much a group of friends talking about the history of rock music’s greats, swapping their own stories, and occasionally ribbing each other. They unfortunately don’t get to do many episodes, but I have enjoyed the ones that they have done - even the ones about artists and/or songs of which I may not necessarily be a big fan. I highly recommend this show!
What an awesome podcast, exactly what I was looking for. I really like the Soul Music BBC podcast and this is a better version of that. Can you do Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits?