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In the Lap of the Pods is a podcast which casts an honest and critical ear over the work of the band Queen. The team comprises three Glaswegians Paul Moody, David Moody and Joe McGlynn who are passionate about Queen and feel that this wonderful band's music should be discussed more. We give praise to the the four geniuses that are John, Roger, Brian and Freddie but we also stick the boot in when it is required; they don't get any free passes! We hope that you get something out of listening t ...
 
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We go back to discuss Queen II in more detail than we did originally and have tons of fun along the way. | The Fae - Fairy Feller's Master Stroke | | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAjJM3cGUrc | | String Quartet - Fairy Feller's Master Stroke | | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Ly3k8jpLE | | Talk to us on Twitter and Instagram @LapPods | | More …
 
We go back to Queen's first album and the album that started the podcast off for us. The reason? Well we didn't break down the full album on our first episode as we were still working it all out. So we wanted to go back and talk about all of the tracks and in more detail. We found that we had even changed our minds a little since that first pod. ||…
 
In this NOT episode we take a request from a Twitter follower JournoJoolz, who requested we do an episode on Alice Cooper's 4th solo album From the Inside. The album is a concept about Alice's time in a New York asylum while recovering from alcoholism and was worked up with Bernie Taupin. We dive into this album that is barnd new to us, despite com…
 
In this episode we discuss Brian May's first proper solo album, Back to the Light. Released in 1992, the music for the album was assembled over the previous 5 years. After a failed attempt to record this podcast a few months back, we make another attempt and finish it off this time! Get our honest and objective opinions as ever. P.S. If easily offe…
 
In this NOT episode, we go back to Maiden with our Deep Dive Podcast Network friends, Erik and Jonatan from Maiden A-Z. This time we discuss Maiden's 7th and 8th albums Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and No Prayer for the Dying. Two very contrasting albums: for some one is widely celebrated and the other an indication of decline. We dive in and give …
 
In this episode we go back to the very start and discuss Smile and their Gettin' Smile release which although coming out in 1982, the tracks that make this up were recorded in 1969. These are the first professional recordings to feature Brian May and Roger Taylor. We also disuss the Larry Lurex songs I Can Hear Music and Going Back which recorded b…
 
In this NOT episode we go Pop and discuss Madonna's 4th album Like a Prayer. Previously we had only heard some of the singles so listen andfind out what we think of the album as a whole. || Get us on Twitter and Instagram @LapPods || Thanks for listening and please subscribe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this episode we discuss the third and final album by The Cross. An album that was released only in a few countries and not that well known overall. We dive in, so tune in and find out if we come out alive! || Join the chat on Twitter @LapPods || || Donate via Paypal at paypal.me/lappods || || More content at www.lappods.co.uk || Thanks for liste…
 
We are joined again by our friends in the Deep Dive Podcast Network, Jonatan and Erik from the Iron Maiden podcast Maiden A-Z, to talk about Iron Maiden's 5th and 6th albums, Powerslave and Somewhere in Time. We had so much fun we had to split the episode. Seventh Son and No Prayer coming soon! || Join the chat on Twitter @LapPods and for Maiden A-…
 
We are joined by Brian Moody to talk AC/DC's Flick of the Switch. Brian discussed why he rates this as one of AC/DC's best as Paul, Joe and David wade in. This was the third AC/DC album to feature Brian Johnston and the last to feature Phil Rudd for 12 years. || Join the chat on Twitter @LapPods || || Donate via Paypal at paypal.me/lappods || Thank…
 
Part 2 of our live podcast on 17th December 2021 featuring Michaeal Legge and some of our listeners, Stuart, Lynn, Eoghan, Lisa and Dieter. You can find the video version on YouTube and Twitter. || Talk to us on Twitter @LapPods || || Donate to glasgowsspiritofchristmas.org.uk || || Get more Michael Legge at michaellegge.bandcamp.com || Thanks for …
 
Part 1 of our live podcast on 17th December 2021 featuring Michaeal Legge and some of our listeners, Stuart, Lynn, Eoghan, Lisa and Dieter. You can find the video version on YouTube and Twitter. || Talk to us on Twitter @LapPods || || Donate to glasgowsspiritofchristmas.org.uk || || Get more Michael Legge at michaellegge.bandcamp.com || Thanks for …
 
We react to the May, Taylor and Rodgers album known as The Cosmos Rocks. Released in 2007 and went under the radar for most, including us. This is why we decided to give it a listen together, reacting to each song in turn. You can play along; each time your hear the gong, press pause and listen to the track! || Talk to us on Twitter @LapPods || || …
 
We discuss Roger's 2021 tour supporting his Outsider album with the help of the listeners. Roger's first tour for over 20 years and now at 72 years old, can he still enrage the folks on the lower floor? || Support us via Paypal at paypal.me/lappods || || Get more at lappods.co.uk || || Talk to us on Twitter @LapPods || Thanks for listening and plea…
 
We discuss Manic Street Preachers' third album The Holy Bible. This is the last album to feature Richey Edwards who went missing not long after its release. The album explores harrowing subjects such as the holocaust, anorexia and murder and is widely considered to be the band's creative high point. The album was released in 1994 which overall was …
 
We take a fresh look at Jazz. Some of us weren't too happy with the thoughts expressed on the original podcast, so we take a fresh and less trigger-happy look at the most divisive Queen album of the 1970s. || Support us via Paypal at paypal.me/lappods || || Get more at lappods.co.uk || || Talk to us on Twitter @LapPods || Thanks for listening and p…
 
In 1984 and 1985, Queen toured every major continent in the world apart from North America as they were still in a huff about how they were treated in the US after Hot Space. The band hadn't played live since 1982. They re-assembled after some time apart and solo ventures to write and record The Works album and then headed out on tour. The tour was…
 
We return to Pink Floyd in this NOT episode, discussing The Wall, The Final Cut, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell. Roger Waters tried to disband Pink Floyd in 1985 but after legal proceedings Pink Floyd were allowed to continue without him. This episode is split evenly with two Waters-led Floyd albums and two Gilmour-led Floyd albu…
 
We discuss Roger's sixth solo album, released on 1st October 2021. In Roger's own words: "It's slightly nostalgic and wistful, and quite adult, a bit more grown-up than my last couple of albums.” We gave the album a first listen on release day and recorded our initial thoughts, then coming back days later and more listens later, we recorded our sub…
 
In this episode we discuss Queen B Sides that span 1972 - 1991. There are only 10 true/unique B Sides to speak of. From See What a Fool I've Been and coming full circle with Mad the Swine, we discuss each one in turn and ask the question if they should be on the associated album. | Join the discussion on Twitter @LapPods | | Donate via Paypal at pa…
 
In this NOT In the Lap of the Pods episode Joe invites Paul and David to get beyond the masks and listen to Slipknot properly. We discuss their third album, their most eclectic to that point, Vol 3: (The Subliminal Verses). RIP Joey Jordison | Join the discussion on Twitter @LapPods | | Donate via Paypal at paypal.me/lappods | Please subscribe and …
 
In this second part, we discuss the Queen+ performances featuring Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, David Bowie and Elton John to name but a few. How did they all do? We wade in... | Join the discussion on Twitter @LapPods | | Donate via Paypal at paypal.me/lappods | Please subscribe and thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou…
 
We are joined by Erik and Jonatan from the Maiden A-Z podcast to discuss Iron Maiden's first four albums: Iron Maiden, Killers, The Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind. | Join the discussion on Twitter @LapPods and @maidenazpod | | Donate via Paypal paypal.me/lappods | Please subscribe and thank you for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privac…
 
We talk about the first half of The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for Aids Awareness which featured some of the biggest Rock acts in the world including Metallica and Guns N' Roses. We hear from the listeners who have left their memories from either being at the concert or watching on TV. We also speak to journalist and writer David Geldard. || J…
 
In this NOT episode we discuss Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors by Fish. This is Fish's first solo album after leaving Marillion in 1988 and was released in 1990. A few different styles of music on show with a huge cast of musicians on show to help Fish make his big statement. A big shout-out to bass player John Giblin who we don't mention by name …
 
We discuss the second album from The Cross: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know. This is a shift from the sound of Shove It and a move to a Heavy Rock sound with the whole band contributing writing thr album. How does this 1990 album hold up? We will take you away from the bandaloop as we wade in... Join the discussion on Twitter @LapPods | | Donate via…
 
In this NOT In the Lap of the Pods episode we talk about one Paul's favourite bands, The Beatles and their 1966 album Revolver. David and Joe are very much casual fans of the band so Paul is educated them but ultimately do they like the music? Find out and join the discussion! Join the discussion on Twitter @LapPods | | Donate on Paypal at paypal.m…
 
In this episode we discuss Queen cover versions from the likes of Metallica, Macy Gray, Los Lobos, Nine Inch Nails, Karen O, Neko Case, Between the Buried and Me and a few others. Some are great and some not so great! Join the discussion on Twitter @LapPods | | Donate via Paypal paypal.me/lappods Thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for priv…
 
In this NOT In the Lap of the Pods episode we talk about Nine Inch Nails' seminal album The Downward Spiral. The album itself can be a harrowing listen but for us it is an enjoyable listen. We discuss each track in turn and give out thoughts on what we think is happening and the instrumentation used to get the story across. Join the discussion on T…
 
Freddie collaborates with one of his favourite singers, Montserrat Caballe. The result is the Barcelona album which was largely assembled by Mike Moran with Freddie. We discuss the 2012 re-issue which saw the Prague FILMharmonic Orchestra record live instruments for all the parts on the album, where previously it was synthetic. Not opera fans ourse…
 
In this NOT In the Lap of the Pods episode we talk about one of our favourite bands: Pink Floyd. This is the first of a two part podcast on the band. |We discuss 5 Floyd albums released from 1971 to 1977: Meddle, Obscured By Clouds, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals, exploring the quick evolution of the band along the way. Join …
 
In this episode we discuss the debut album for The Cross, Roger Taylor's band formed in 1988. The Shove It album was orginally intended to be Roger's third solo album but late into the sessions he decided to change it to a band album and so The Cross was formed. We discuss the album and have a few laughs along the way! Chat to us on Twitter @lappod…
 
Our first NOT In the Lap of the Pods episode is here! This is where we discuss other music that may or may not have a connection to Queen. In this first episode we discuss Black Sabbath's Dehumanizer with Ry from Sabbath Bloody Podcast. This album, released in 1992 saw the return of Ronnie James Dio to the band after 10 years and was produced by Ma…
 
We return with a chat about the "15th Queen album" Made in Heaven. This is an album that was put together after the death of Freddie and released in 1995. The album is a mix of previously released material which was reworked, album outtakes and some music recorded after the Innuendo sessions. Can this truly be considered Queen's 15th studio album? …
 
In this episode we speak to music legend Fred Mandel. Fred worked with Queen from 1982 - 1984 and also worked with Brian May on Starfleet and Freddie Mercury on Mr. Bad Guy. He has also worked with other legends such as Alice Cooper, Elton John and Pink Floyd. This was an incredibly fun episode for us and we hope you'll enjoy it. If you enjoy the p…
 
In the is episode we speak to our listeners to find out their favourite Queen things they would like to put In the Space Capsule to send into space in order that other civilisations get an appreciation for band. We had fun and we hope you find it enjoyable too! Thanks to Ian from Recovering Queen for the cover of In the Space Capsule at the end of …
 
We discuss Freddie Mercury's only solo album, 1985's Mr. Bad Guy. The album was given a fresh mix in 2019, so we will talk about the album in the context of that remix. We also discuss the situation around some of the songs potentially being Queen songs and the fact that Freddie was reported to have signed a huge money deal with CBS, much to the ch…
 
We discuss Roger's second solo album, Strange Frontier. It was recorded over 1983/1984 and is the follow up to Fun in Space. Roger goes for a more contemporary sound on this one and included covers of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan songs respectively. He also recorded two music videos for the songs Strange Frontier and Man on Fire which should go …
 
Queen play Milton Keynes Bowl in 1982 in front of 65,000 people shortly after their infamous Hot Space album is released. The band had a lot to prove at this point. Had they also compromised as a live act? Join the chat on Twitter @lappods. Thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We are joined for by the amazingly talented Michael Legge and Andrew O'Neill for a Christmas Quiz. There is a lot of chat and the occasional question is asked. It's the Comics versus the Casters. Who will be crowned the champions? This is part one of a two-parter. Check out Michael on bandcamp: https://michaellegge.bandcamp.com/ Check out Andrew on…
 
We discuss Brian May's 'project' Star Fleet, in which finding himself at a loose-end decided to assemble some musicians together for a jam. Out of that jam came this mini-album. The musicians other than Brian were, Eddie Van Halen, Alan Gratzer, Fred Mandel and Phil Chen. Not technically Brian's first solo album but how has his first solo 'outing' …
 
Orginally released in 1983 as a home video called We Will Rock You, Queen Rock Montreal was restored for HD release and the soundtrack remixed and made available as a live album in 2007. We discuss the sights and sounds of this/these performances recorded in Montreal on 24th and 25th November 1981. Join the discussion on Twitter @lappods and subscr…
 
We discuss Queen's first live album Live Killers, released in 1979 and recorded on their European Tour of the same year. The band had been touring relentlessly at this point and had released 7 albums in 5 years. So in what shape are the band in? A classic live album for many despite the band almost disowning it shortly after its release. Join the d…
 
In this podcast we take a break from Queen releases to discuss Roger Taylor's first solo album Fun in Space. Released in 1981, this is the first solo album of any member of Queen to be released. The material was assembed by Roger over few years during Queen's downtime. We discuss all the tracks and the impact the album has had on us. Join the chat …
 
We discuss Queen's famous Hammersmith Odeon concert of December 1975, released in 2015 as A Night at the Odeon. The band are riding high at this point with a number one album and single in the bag, but how do they sound? As ever we give our honest and objective views. Thanks for listening and please subscribe! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and …
 
Released retrospectively in 2014, Live at the Rainbow '74 captures Queen on the Sheer Heart Attack tour and proves why the band should always be in the conversation when it comes to pioneering Metal styles. The set has existed on a few video formats over the years in edited form, but 2014 the set was released in its entirety with a fresh new mix by…
 
We invited the listeners to leave a voicemail with 3 Queen-related things they would like to put in the LapPods Landfill. They have to get past the 3 guardians of the dump, Paul, Joe and David. Which ones will they agree to dump and which ones will they keep? Have a listen and join the chat on Twitter @lappods! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
 
We are joined by film historian and author Jonathan Melville as we discuss his book A Kind of Magic: Making the Original Highlander. Jonathan talks with us about the book, the film and of course the music, including his chats with Brian May and Roger Taylor. As ever, join the chat on Twitter @lappods. Order Jonathan's book through @Polaris_books.Th…
 
We discuss the second half on Queen's last studio album, Innuendo. A few very famous tracks in These are the Days of Our Lives and The Show Must Go On. How does the album wrap up as a whole? Is this the return to form that was discussed by the band at the time? Join the discussion as ever @lappods on Twitter.Thanks for listening and enjoy! See acas…
 
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