It's all about Classic Rock. This show takes you to the heart of what made classic rock bands ROCK.Podcast host, Bill Hemberger, was a Classic Rock jock for well over 20 years. The show is entertaining and fun to listen to.
Under The Classic Rock - Traffic24/02/2017 Duration: 04min
Traffic strived for an authentic organic sound. They did very little over-dubbing throughout their career. They purposely kept away form the lavish over-dubs of the over-produced bands like Yes and Pink Floyd.
Under The Classic Rock - James Gang17/02/2017 Duration: 03min
The band played around the Ohio - West Pennsylvania circuit and gained the reputation of being a great live act to catch; though Fox was still not happy with the guitar chair. So, the band went through a succession of guitars players. Then one day a player from a local band called the Measels knocked on his door saying he wanted to try out for the band. It was Joe Walsh.
Under The Classic Rock - Jethro Tull10/02/2017 Duration: 02min
The band had numerous name changes, at the beginning, Navy Blue, John Evan Band, Candy Colored Rain, Ian Anderson’s Bag O Nails. The name that stuck was given to them by a booking agent that was getting sick of the monthly name changes. He suggested the name of an 18th-century farmer that invented the seed drill. It stuck.
Under The Classic Rock - Chicago Pt203/02/2017 Duration: 03min
The band’s fans are split between the rock fans of the 70’s; the original band, and the ballad audience of the 80’s and 90’s. When I was preparing for this segment of under the classic rock, I tuned into an old video of the band, and a younger associate saw the clip and asked who the band was. I said the original Chicago. They were floored! They had no idea of the hard rocking origins of the band.
Under The Classic Rock - Chicago Part 127/01/2017 Duration: 03min
Some true and false about The Chicago Transit Authority: True - The band had to reduce their royalties because of the multi-album format of the band's first four releases. And false… they didn’t stop doing double albums because of running out of material. It was their record company, and it’s policy of only paying royalties on only ten songs on an album… the first four Chicago albums had between 12 and 31 songs.
Under The Classic Rock - Dave Clark 521/01/2017 Duration: 04min
The Band was completely managed and produced By Dave Clark. Early on in their recording careers, Clark had the foresight to own all the master tapes and all the songs rights, which was unheard of at the time. According to the likes of Paul McCartney and Elton John, it was pure genius.
Under The Classic Rock - The Bee Gees13/01/2017 Duration: 04min
In 1966 after years of wallowing with little Aussie success, Barry, Robin and Maurice headed back to England. But ahead of them, they sent a demo tape to Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager, he liked it, gave the tape to Robert Satigwood, who was working for Epstein at the time. When the brothers docked back in England in January of 1967, they hooked up with Stigwood; he got them a five-year contract with Polydor records.
Under The Classic Rock - Booker T and the MG's06/01/2017 Duration: 03min
Now, there have been legendary rhythm sections associated with recording studios that have played on thousands of records for pop legends; the Funk Brothers with Motown, The Swampers with the Mussel Shoals studios, in Alabama, the west coast sound from the Wrecking Crew… MFSB out of Philadelphia and SalSoul out of New York… but Booker T and the MG’s had more chart presents and was much more of an established act then any of them.
Under The Classic Rock - The Monkees30/12/2016 Duration: 03min
This is the first Under The Classic Rock podcast on the Monkees. New shows return next week. Coming in 2017 - Four Tops, James Gang, Bee Gees, Chicago, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears, and I kick off the new year with Booker T And The MG's. Happy New Year and thanks for listening to the UCR. Bill H
Under The Classic Rock - The Kinks17/12/2016 Duration: 03min
Lola is about a transvestite that, according to Ray Davis, was dancing with a Kinks road manager. Davies wrote the psalm as he was drinking at a bar watching their handler friend try to engage the transgender for more than just a dance.
Under the Classic Rock - ZZ Top09/12/2016 Duration: 03min
FOR MOST OF THEIR 45 YEARS OF CRANKING OUT MUSIC IT’S BEEN ZZ TOP WITH A SLICE OF HAM. MANAGER BILL HAM WAS A HUGE INFLUENCE ON THE BAND FROM THE BEGINNING. HE ALWAYS KEPT THAT ZZ TOP SOUND PURRING ON ALL CYLINDERS.
Under The Classic Rock - Iron Butterfly02/12/2016 Duration: 03min
EXCEPT FOR A COUPLE VOCAL AND GUTIAR OVER DUBS THE SONG, IN A GADDA DA VIDA, WAS RECORDED IN ONE TAKE; THE BAND THOUGHT THEY WERE DOING A SOUND CHECK FOR THE STUDIO ENGINEER.
Under The Classic Rock - Beau Brummels25/11/2016 Duration: 03min
SO WHY DID THE BEAU BRUMMELS LOOSE THEIR LUSTER SO FAST FROM THE AM RADIO IN THE 60’S? THEY HAD THE WRITING AND VOCAL CHOPS AND A GREAT SOUND, THAT MOST PEOPLE, IN THE BEGINNING, THOUGHT THEY WERE LISTENING TO ANOTHER BRITISH INVASION GROUP ON THEIR LITTLE TRANSISTOR RADIOS.
Under The Classic Rock - The Mothers Of Invention18/11/2016 Duration: 03min
NOW YOU EITHER GOT THEM, OR YOU DIDN’T. WITH ALBUMS TITLES SUCH AS FREAK OUT, UNCLE MEAT, BURNT WEENEY SANDWICH, AND WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH… THE MOTHER’S OF INVENTION PUSHED THE ENVELOP.
Under The Classic Rock04/11/2016 Duration: 03min
True - Steven Stills did do an audition for the band/TV show. False - Charles Manson did not audition of the show. The auditions were held in 1965, Manson was in jail from 61 to 67.