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 Foo Fighters: How to Take Medicine at Midnight 05/05/2021
Foo Fighters: How to Take Medicine at Midnight You start in the garage with heavy rock, garnish with grunge, then bake it up with punk and some beauty ballads. They play stadiums and when they leave, they take the garage with them. Listen in while Ferris Kennedy explains aural nirvana.
info_outline David Bowie: Yes, There's Life On Mars w/special guest Cosmo 05/05/2021
David Bowie: Yes, There's Life On Mars w/special guest Cosmo The three amigos are joined by an outstanding star DJ and Bowie freak to deliver an episode that has as much panache, color and style as Bowie's hairstyles throughout the years. Listen in and go through a few ch-ch-changes.
info_outline The Doors: People Really Are Strange. 05/05/2021
The Doors: People Really Are Strange. In this episode, Dr. Clarke parlays two visits (count 'em, 2) to Jim Morrison's Paris grave site, inspiring a unique, special interpretation of a seminal classic rock band that's like no other - before or since.
info_outline Pink Floyd - Are They Really From The Dark Side Of The Moon? 05/05/2021
Pink Floyd - Are They Really From The Dark Side Of The Moon? Wish You Were, under this Division Bell, on the Dark Side of the Moon. We are all animals with the same Atom Heart Mother. We all like to Meddle with the Pipers at the Gates of Dawn, who are behind The Wall. I have had a Momentary Lapse of Reason, due to The Delicate Sound of Thunder. I am always at my best when I am at the Endless River with my good friend Ummagumma. Join the guys with their special guest Carlo, as they discuss the prog legends Pink Floyd
info_outline Bon Scott Vs. Brian Johnson: AC/DC's Biggest Question? 05/03/2021
Bon Scott Vs. Brian Johnson: AC/DC's Biggest Question? Bon vs. Brian: AC/DC's Big Question. Is one singer better than the other? You didn't believe you'd ever get an answer to this classic rock conundrum. Ferris Kennedy puts his reputation on the line and delivers!
info_outline India's Influence On Classic Rock 04/23/2021
India's Influence On Classic Rock India's Influence on Classic Rock: It wasn't just the Beatles who brought Indian music to Western ears. Steven Wheeler traces the expanding and exciting influence of Eastern music on classic rock across the latter half of the twentieth century.
info_outline All About the Summer of Love 1967 04/12/2021
All About the Summer of Love 1967 All About the Summer of Love 1967 - In this exclusive show, Dr. Ian Clarke burns patchouli oil, wears love beads, and puts this magical summer under a psychedelic microscope to discover why it was - and remains - so influential to pop culture and classic rock.
info_outline Classic Rock Stars Erased by Their Own Bands 04/02/2021
Classic Rock Stars Erased by Their Own Bands Classic Rock Stars Erased by Their Own Bands - When Eric Clapton sang "I don't want to fade away" (from Bell-Bottom Blues) he was likely referring to a well-known penchant major rock bands have for axing members.Sometimes the axed member deserves it - but often, the execution is unexpected and merciless. We call it as we see it folks.
info_outline CCR - Creedence Clearwater Revival 03/12/2021
CCR - Creedence Clearwater Revival The Wonderful, Tragic Tale of Creedence Clearwater Revival: CCR is among the gods of classic rock. But their success ignited firestorms of lawsuits, recriminations, betrayals and bitterness. Hunker down with a cold beverage as Dr. Clarke gives you need-to-know info on what went down.
info_outline Led Zeppelin - All You Need To Know 03/01/2021
Led Zeppelin - All You Need To Know Acknowledged as the most successful and influential band of the heavy rock era, with a catalog that continues to inspire. What The Beatles were to the '60s, Led Zeppelin were to the '70s: a band so successful and innovative they wound up creating the prism through which their entire epoch was seen. Zeppelin ushered in the era of album rock. The Boys Of Classic Rock Podcast dive in to the legends of Classic Rock.
info_outline Who's On Third? A Look at the #3 Band in Classic Rock!!! 02/19/2021
Who's On Third? A Look at the #3 Band in Classic Rock!!! Who's on Third? A look at the # 3 Classic Rock Band. You know who holds the # 1 and # 2 positions of best classic rock band. But who is # 3? Find out. Also, the Recording Industry has funny money and math. Dr. Clarke operates under Ian's knock, Medicated Wheeler gets intimate with Bob Dylan in his Vinyl Review, & Kennedy goes crazy with Yes or No?
info_outline Great Trios of Classic Rock - Looking at Threesomes 02/08/2021
Great Trios of Classic Rock - Looking at Threesomes "Not many classic rock bands have just three members. Trios have a different attitude and sound. In this episode, our own trio "Kennedy, Clarke & Wheeler" list some of the best threesomes "ever"
info_outline What Is Classic Rock? The Real Facts of The Guess Who's - Who??? 01/29/2021
What Is Classic Rock? The Real Facts of The Guess Who's - Who??? Can you define classic rock? We didn't think so. We're here to help. Through our careful selection of examples and rapier-like insights, you can listen to brilliance in action...or not. And checkout Wheeler's Vinyl Review as he raps about the new Jefferson Airplane LP.
info_outline How Did 101 Classic Rock Bands Get Their Names??? Part 2!!! 01/18/2021
How Did 101 Classic Rock Bands Get Their Names??? Part 2!!! Part 2: Amidst great odds, we continue with part two of how 101 classic rock bands got their often disturbing names. Hey. this kind of knowledge will make you special. Plus, Steven Wheeler reviews new vinyl from Chicago
info_outline How Did 101 Classic Rock Bands Get Their Names??? Part 1!!! 01/08/2021
How Did 101 Classic Rock Bands Get Their Names??? Part 1!!! Part 1: They said it couldn't be done, that we were jabbering fools.101 bands? No way....Well, now who's the fool?... In this exclusive two-part episode, we drill down until it hurts. Plus, Steven Wheeler reviews new vinyl from REM.
info_outline America vs. Canada Who has the Better Rock Bands Part 2 12/14/2020
America vs. Canada Who has the Better Rock Bands Part 2 America vs. Canada : Who has the Best Rock Bands? Part 2. Well hopefully after the first part you either agree with Kennedy or not. In the second part to finalize the 20 bands Kennedy supplies his semi-professional opinions, to himself, now you must live with your conscience. Did these answers change your life?
info_outline America vs. Canada : Who has the Best Rock Bands? Part 1 12/04/2020
America vs. Canada : Who has the Best Rock Bands? Part 1 America vs. Canada : Who has the Best Rock Bands? Part 1 You decide. Ferris Kennedy supplies semi-professional opinions, but you must live with your conscience.The answers could change your life!
info_outline Digital Zombies - Is Resurrecting Dead Rock Stars Wrong? 11/23/2020
Digital Zombies - Is Resurrecting Dead Rock Stars Wrong? In this dangerous episode, Dr. Clarke bravely enters the Gothic castle of digital reanimation, risking Vampiric Drain spell attacks as he attempts to stake a dark and evil phenomenon. Wish him well, as Kennedy & Wheeler play the roles of Shaggy & Scooby-Doo!!
info_outline Best Last Song On A Album 11/13/2020
Best Last Song On A Album Ever listen to your favorite band, find that amazing song that is last on that specific album. The sound it makes when you hear it on your turntable, or you skipped to that track on a compact disc. Did you search it or speak for it on spotify. Join the team as Wheeler takes the lead, and guides us into his findings, you will be surprised.
info_outline Aerosmtith - 50 Years of America's Greatest Rock Band, Still Rockin' 11/02/2020
Aerosmtith - 50 Years of America's Greatest Rock Band, Still Rockin' Aerosmith: The Boys from Beantown who made hair bands mainstream. 50 years & counting & they have come a long way from being "Toys In The Attic". They put the Rock in "Rocks", they were able to make you "Pump", and in turn you were able to "Get A Grip", before you "Just Push Play", & after that you were able to "Walk This Way". There's so much you need to know... Also, how the hell did Woodstock really happen? And what about that new John Lennon Box Set?
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.