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Under The Classic Rock

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.
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 24, 2017

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.

 

Feb 17, 2017

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.

 

Feb 10, 2017

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.

 

Feb 3, 2017

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. 

 

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