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Amid generations of die hard fans what hasn’t already been discussed about RUSH? Even so, their indelible imprint binds us, propelling further discourse about our geek-rock idols. With every album and supporting tour, there was always hope of another glimpse of their exemplary musicianship. This is no longer. In scope Two Guys Talking Rush keeps the conversation and spirit alive about the technical, and philosophical mastery of a Canadian band that meant so much to so many.
 
It's all prog rock, all the time! Giant art rock nerds Jeremy Parish, James Eldred, and Elliot Long gather together to hash out the art of progressive rock. From its roots in the ’60s to the best modern interpretations of the form, the only rule here is that each episode fills at least one full side of an LP and contains plenty of pretentious solos.
 
The Ugly American Werewolf in London is a weekly podcast about classic rock, hard rock, progressive rock and heavy metal. Hosted by the Wolf, an American expat living in London who misses his record collection more than his friends and family. He and Action Jackson talk each week about bands, albums and concerts they love along with hot topics on rock music. These two friends have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge of rock music and its history. Recorded just off Abbey Road in the heart of ...
 
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KISS changed the world in the 70s with their makeup & bombastic live show. Over the decades there have been lineup changes, drama & some great music. A&E's KISStory documentary is now the official tale of the band throughout the years and it revealed many little details that KISS fans have always wanted to know. This is Part 1 of our review of the …
 
In episode guest host Fraser Moffatt (a.k.a. "The Frasman" Smith joins Chris for a for a little funky breakdown. Somehow the episode focuses almost entirely on the bass and The Simpsons. This is a two parter and this is part uno. Does this Rick Rubin production hold up in 2021? or did he ruin the Chili Peppers? Find out this time on The Classic Roc…
 
Continued...Hello Rush fans!Welcome to Episode 50 of the 2GTR podcast…the best of the best for all things RUSH!Guess what? Its our one-year anniversary and we got something really special lined up for you!It’s also the 40th anniversary of Moving Pictures this year and we wanted to celebrate both occasions somehow… so this is what we came up with.Th…
 
We pick up where we left off discussing Eric Clapton's career defining box set Crossroads. We're in the Derek & the Dominoes era, talking about Layla, Eric's 70s output, some of his struggles and his resurrection in the 80s. The Wolf remembers his first Clapton show from 1990 in the 3rd row which forever changed his life and from which he keeps a s…
 
Hello Rush fans!Welcome to Episode 49 of the 2GTR podcast…the best of the best for all things RUSH!Guess what? Its our one-year anniversary and we got something really special lined up for you!It’s also the 40th anniversary of Moving Pictures this year and we wanted to celebrate both occasions somehow… so this is what we came up with.This week John…
 
Eric Clapton's career is unparalleled in rock history. He's played with so many amazing musicians and put out an extraordinary catalog of music. In 1988, he released his career encompassing Crossroads 4CD box set which was a huge seller and made an irreversible imprint on a young Ugly American Werewolf. After a review of EURO 2020, we dive into thi…
 
Continued...Well Hello Again!This week John continues his chat with legendary Canadian record producer David Bottrill!Among many successful albums he has worked on…David is responsible for Rush's remix of 2002's Vapor Trails! “With three Grammy Awards and the success of millions of copies sold worldwide, David has produced and mixed platinum and go…
 
Hey prog fans, July's edition of The Prog Files is washed, shaved and ready to strut its stuff for you. In this month's show, we feature Jethro Tull, Soft Machine, Arc of Life, a blast of Soviet era Ukrainian prog and much more. Why not pause from the hustle and bustle of modern life and listen to a blast of soul-warming prog? Why not, indeed! Down…
 
At the end of the 70s, no one imagined Ozzy Osbourne who was ousted from Black Sabbath would emerge as huge solo artist. The collaboration with Randy Rhoads & stewardship by Sharon Arden (Osbourne) led to a ground-breaking heavy metal record that blended UK heaviness with LA bravado. Randy Rhoads broke new ground & Ozzy came back to life with Blizz…
 
In episode number 76 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, guest host Steve Smith joins Chris for a synthy escape. This is basically what Jon Anderson did after he was jettisoned from Yes for a brief period in the early 80s. And just who is this Vangelis character? Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!…
 
Hello RUSH fans!The fun never stops here at 2GTR even when its hotter than a Vapor Trail! On that note…This week John and Dan chat with legendary Canadian record producer David Bottrill!Among many successful albums he has worked on…David is responsible for Rush's remix of 2002's Vapor Trails! “With three Grammy Awards and the success of millions of…
 
The Ugly American Werewolf in London Rock Podcast was born out of COVID lockdown. Two old friends would connect every week to discuss records they loved or had just discovered, reflect on shows they'd seen together & research the music they loved. Now The Wolf has left the UK for a brief tour of the USA where he and Action Jackson had the chance to…
 
Hi!Welcome to episode 46 of the Two Guys Talking Rush Podcast! This week on 2GTR John and Dan continue their conversations with the “Mighty” Mike Dixon who was one of the “movers” on RUSH’s 1981 multi-platinum album, Moving Pictures!And also…“Shaker” Mark Cunningham organizer of “Prog for Peart.” An event to be held on August 13-14 (The Northcourt …
 
The Church got big exposure in America thanks to Under the Milky Way off of Starfish, their first record with Arista. Most in the US don't know the band beyond that song but Starfish is bookended by two great records - Heyday and Gold Afternoon Fix. We dive deep into Starfish and the deluxe edition for b-sides while looking at their entire catalog.…
 
In episode number 75 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, guest host Jimmy Fata joins Chris for one of the podcasts darker turns. Has Bruce completely lost it after 3 years of deliberations? The E Street Band are present and full throttle along with Engineer Jimmy Iovine who's developing his own little schemes and plans to further his own ca…
 
Hello Rush family!Episode 45! Whoa!We are kicking a** and taking names!This week on 2GTR John and Dan talk to a couple of movers and shakers. Literally...(A term commonly used to describe powerful and worldly individuals and groups and those who make great accomplishments.)On this episode we speak with The “Mighty” Mike Dixon who was one of the “mo…
 
Canadian/English singer Paul Rodgers is an incredible, bluesy rock vocalist who has sold over 125 million records around the world. And yet, he is not well known by the general public nor has he been up for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Starting with Free in the 60s, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen and solo, Paul Rodgers has an extraordinary body of w…
 
Well Helloooo!Happy summer! Masks off, boom-boxes out. This week on 2GTR John and Dan tackle big topics, while massaging each others egos. No seriously…who hasn’t been ––Rush Shamed––at least once in their life? I have…and at 50 years old I am still poked fun at for digging the best damn band in the universe. It all comes down to science folks …nat…
 
Genesis may have ruled the 80s as pop rock gurus but their roots are very progressive. With Peter Gabriel as their frontman and Steve Hackett providing extraordinary yet understated guitar work, Genesis forged some extremely creative music in the early- to mid-70s. Selling England By The Pound may be the high water mark for that incarnation of the …
 
In episode number 74 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, guest host Patrick Murray joins Chris for a for a 60's psychedelic rock opera concept album! What the heck is an SF Sorrow and what do you do with? Turns out the band isn't sure either... So Pretty Things' S.F. Sorrow pre-dates Tommy and is a contender for the throne of "First Rock Op…
 
Continued...Yo!For many years Rush was considered to have a predominately male fan base. Over the last decade or so the bands audience has broadened, reaching mainstream pop culture status. This is our second panel in the––Women of Rush–– series (the first was Episode Four). Listen in as we break the myth that the music and fandom of Rush excludes …
 
In 1992, AC/DC released a live album that showcased all the bands material from the previous 20 years. With no greatest hits package, this was the only way to have a collection of songs from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras. Fresh off the success of Thunderstruck & the Razor's Edge, this captures AC/DC at the height of their powers after t…
 
As the prospect of holidays and socialising looms, June's edition of The Prog Files breaks the 2m distancing rules and sidles up to you with an hour of top progressive rock. In this month's show, we feature The Pineapple Thief, King Crimson, Tears for Fears, some weird Euro prog and much, much more. So squeeze another dollop of hand sanitiser and j…
 
Hello Rush fans!For many years Rush was considered to have a predominately male fan base. Over the last decade or so the bands audience has broadened, reaching mainstream pop culture status. This is our second panel in the––Women of Rush–– series (the first was Episode Four). Listen in as we break the myth that the music and fandom of Rush excludes…
 
After the smash success of Asia in 1982, the supergroup quickly followed up with Alpha in 1983. Despite the success of Don't Cry, tensions started to pull the band apart. While the group continued on with different lineups over the next couple of decades, the excitement never reached its original peak again. A reunion from 2006-2013 proved magical …
 
In episode number 73 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast,Guest host David Criblez of Dave & Dave Unchained joins Chris for a long look at The Four Horsemen's delayed debut album! Just who are these four horsemen and why are there five of them? Are they here to usher in the apocalypse or are they just here for a good time? Check it out this t…
 
Voilà! Like that, we are back for another engaging episode of your friendly neighborhood podcast! The hugely successful TWO GUYS TALKING RUSH!! (no applause please, ok go ahead). This week John and Dan continue their discussion with the highly prolific music writer/scholar Martin Popoff!This is Martin’s third time on 2GTR and we love him for it! We…
 
in 1982, Asia formed as the 80s first super group with Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Steve Howe of Yes, Geoff Downes of The Buggles and John Wetton of King Crimson, Uriah Heep and Roxy Music. Though maligned as corporate rock, these four progressive maestros created an incredible mix of pop, rock & prog that went on to sell 10 million co…
 
Episode 40Oooooh yeah!Welcome back kids!It’s another engaging episode of your friendly neighborhood podcast…the hugely successful TWO GUYS TALKING RUSH!! (no applause please). Listen, if I don’t toot my own horn…who will?This week John and Dan chit chat with the highly prolific music writer/scholar Martin Popoff!This is Martin’s third time on 2GTR …
 
By the early 90s, Aerosmith were back on top of the world after a crossover collaboration with Run DMC and two hit records in the late 80s. But in the 70s, Aerosmith hit the scene with an amazing hard, bluesy sound that was all over the radio and concert venues. Excess led to their demise but Pandora's Box captured all that incredible music on a 3 …
 
Here's a 5 minute preview of UAWIL #24 on Aerosmith's box set Pandora's box. We preview the 1991 set and how it helped us appreciate Aerosmith in the 70s and early 80s. And we explain why we were gone for a week due to a ring of the door bell, an overexcited dog, a full glass of water and a laptop.By Mac B.
 
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