The Ferris Wheel Classic Rock Show
This award-winning podcast looks at classic rock - and the people who made/make it - with enough knowledge, irreverence, and low-level insanity to make it worthwhile. It's all about Rock Talk.
info_outline Southern Rock - It's Just Like The Comfort With Tres Hombres 10/23/2020
Southern Rock - It's Just Like The Comfort With Tres Hombres Can you define Southern Rock? No, you can't. It's a job for professionals, like us. Our podcast can actually make you sound smarter. So let's head off to where the sun always shines...
info_outline Red Hot Chili Peppers - More Than Just One Hot Minute 10/01/2020
Red Hot Chili Peppers - More Than Just One Hot Minute More than just one hot minute, few rock groups of the '80s broke down as many musical barriers & were as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Creating an intoxicating new musical style with funk & punk rock, combined with a stage presence that no one forgets & the infamous sock covering parts of mother nature, they spawned a slew of imitators in their wake, but still managed to be the leaders of the pack by the dawn of the 21st century. Led by Kennedy, we dive into the wild side.
info_outline The Eagles - Hell Did Freeze Over 09/21/2020
The Eagles - Hell Did Freeze Over On September 21 in 1968, "All Along the Watchtower" was released by Jimi Hendrix, in 1974 BTO released "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, & 1993 Nirvana's album "In Utero" was released. Now on this day 2020, The Ferris Wheel Rock Show has launched Season 5, & We Are Rockin'.
info_outline The Weird Death & Afterlife of Jim Morrison - The Ferris Wheel Rock Show 08/25/2020
The Weird Death & Afterlife of Jim Morrison - The Ferris Wheel Rock Show Dr. Clarke, who has written about the Doors for over thirty years, debunks the mystery of Morrison's death and exposes the role of clever commercialization in revivifying a defunct group. He still remains a huge Doors fan.
info_outline How the Beatles' Come Together Became So Influential 07/15/2020
How the Beatles' Come Together Became So Influential Come Together: What started as a political campaign song for acid guru Timothy Leary has become one of the Beatles most influential and covered songs. What is it about Come Together? Isn't it just gibberish? Dr. Clarke leads his mates down a dark, subterranean path of discovery. What they haul back from the caves will surprise you.
info_outline Aussie Rock - How To Listen Up While Down Under 07/03/2020
Aussie Rock - How To Listen Up While Down Under Aussie Rock - How to Listen Up When Down Under: Steven Wheeler endured a 21-hour flight to Australia only to realize he could've developed the podcast within the sanctuary of his beach-side Malibu fun house. Such is life. Discover how Vegemite sandwiches created a national fervor for rock 'roll, or not.
info_outline Kennedy's Rant - BNL, Journey, Supertramp, & Van Halen!!! 06/19/2020
Kennedy's Rant - BNL, Journey, Supertramp, & Van Halen!!! Join Kennedy in his high flying rant on The Barenaked Ladies, Journey, Supertramp, & Van Halen. These are topics that are close and dear to his heart. Then he flies off the handle... Here we go!!!
info_outline What the Hell is Happening With Paul McCartney? 06/09/2020
What the Hell is Happening With Paul McCartney? From writing silly love songs to wearing inappropriate haircuts (See 'mullets'), this energetic ex-Beatle has somehow held the world's attention for almost sixty years. Dr. Ian Clarke explores the dark chasms of McCartney's mind, surfacing with evidence of both detritus and patchouli-soaked genius. Change your life and listen in.
info_outline Dead Rock Stars & How They Got That Way 05/27/2020
Dead Rock Stars & How They Got That Way Achieving stardom in the entertainment niche known as rock n' roll can be a life-threatening adventure. Generally, rock musicians are not renowned for longevity. In this podcast, Medicated Wheeler rips off more coffin lids than a Hammer horror, looking for the real story behind the fake news. Not for the squeamish.
info_outline Nirvana was better than the Beatles: The Men Behind It!!! 05/16/2020
Nirvana was better than the Beatles: The Men Behind It!!! Of course Nirvana is better than the Beatles, in Kennedy's mind that is. Is he just ranting to be heard or is he actually on to something? Well he did some research and laid it all out, even has Dr. Clarke saying " So, here's the thing" the famous catch phrase in many Ferris Wheel Rock Show podcasts.
info_outline Aberdeen!!! The Sound Of Teen Spirit!!! 04/09/2020
Aberdeen!!! The Sound Of Teen Spirit!!! Take a journey in Aberdeen with Kennedy's favorite Grunge band of all time. You have heard his madness, and his passion for Nirvana, and his love for Grohl as the greatest drummer of all time. Let's take a ride on the Ferris Wheel Rock Show.
info_outline Jackie Shane - The Lowest I Go Is To The Top Of My Head 03/30/2020
Jackie Shane - The Lowest I Go Is To The Top Of My Head Jackie Shane: The Lowest I Go is to the Top of My Head. In this episode, Dr. Clarke discusses the great R & B singer Jackie Shane. Aside from her formidable performing skills, he highlights her compassion, her fierce independence, her courage, and her abiding love for Toronto. Listen in.
info_outline What If A Band Member Left? No Difference!!! 02/29/2020
What If A Band Member Left? No Difference!!! Ever wonder if one of your favorite band made a drastic change, changes have been made on the rhythm part and went unnoticed but what if the lead singer or guitarist left, would it be the same. Motley Crue found out the hard way when Vince Neil left, and then came back after being away for 2 years, not to discredit John Corabi, but it was not the same.
info_outline When bands fight: The 40 bitterest bust-ups in rock history 01/26/2020
When bands fight: The 40 bitterest bust-ups in rock history From AC/DC to Van Halen, there have been some interesting bust ups, and disagreements. We go down the road of the major upsets internally in Classic Rock.
info_outline Band Members Who Got Cut!!! What The @$#& 01/16/2020
Band Members Who Got Cut!!! What The @$#& Ever wonder what happened to a certain band member, they were there one day for an album, a recording, a autograph session, even a concert. Then they magically disappeared or have been erased. The Ferris Wheel Rock Show goes deep into this and comes out with jaw dropping discoveries.
info_outline Prog Rock Special 01/03/2020
Prog Rock Special Happy New Year and here's to the fresh start of 2020. We kick off the year with a special Prog Rock Production, you like The Pink Floyd, as they once called it, are you a fan of King Crimson, Supertramp, or even Canada's own Rush. Let's take a ride on the Ferris Wheel Rock Show, where this show is led by none other than Medicated Wheeler.
info_outline 100 Classic Rock Masterpieces 12/14/2019
100 Classic Rock Masterpieces Well, 100 Albums which are considered to be Masterpieces... Let's dial it back a little, some of them may be works of art, or maybe just the Album Artwork is the Masterpiece and the music itself.... well let's leave that to the experts... Wait that's us!!!
info_outline Gorgeous Voices 12/02/2019
Gorgeous Voices Ever wonder if an artist you enjoy and admire their voice. Ever wonder if they decided to go a different avenue. Would their voice still be that powerful? So did we and we took a trip down this road. #thevoice #classicrockmusic #gorgeousvoices #theferriswheelrockshow
info_outline Music Sales: A Massive WHAT!!!! 11/23/2019
Music Sales: A Massive WHAT!!!! Ever wonder how many albums the Beatles sold vs Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones Combined, well Throw the King of Pop Michael Jackson and you have a Massive WHAT!!!!!! The Ferris Wheel Rock Show explores this into detail, and well everyone is scratching their heads.
info_outline Pink Floyd 11/18/2019
Pink Floyd A special piece done on the Legendary Progressive Rock Gods Pink Floyd. We go behind The Wall, in the studio with our biggest fan Carlo. Did you Wish You Were Here, did you want to meet the Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn. Sometimes, we are just Animals staring at the Division Bell. Now it's time to take a ride on the Ferris Wheel Rock Show and be on The Dark Side Of The Moon.
info_outline The Producers 10/18/2019
The Producers And we are back, as Steven Wheeler would say. The Ferris Wheel Rock Show has returned for it's fourth Season, with current events, micro trivia, sound bites, and the ever so famous Side Bar. Your hosts and creators, Kennedy, Wheeler, & Dr. Clarke have put on the full court press to kick off their best season, known as number 4. Rock On