Classic Rock Battles - The Limey & the Yank

Classic Rock Battles - The Limey & the Yank

Steve Atkins and Blake Bennett talk about some of their favorite rock & roll from both sides of The Big Pond. They tackle the great debate: from the UK to the USA, who *really* knows how to rock?

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April 9, 2022 25 min
An amazing talent whose star is rising, Michelle "Shimmer" Johnson takes the time to tell us all about her music career, her metal band Circle the Wolves, and her favorite female artists who inspire her the most. Join us, learn a lot about the music industry, and hear some great new music!
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An amazing talent whose star is rising, Michelle "Shimmer" Johnson takes the time to tell us all about her music career, her metal band Circle the Wolves, and her favorite female artists who inspire her the most. Join us, learn a lot about the music industry, and hear some great new music!
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April 8, 2022 31 min
An amazing talent whose star is rising, Michelle "Shimmer" Johnson takes the time to tell us all about her music career, her metal band Circle the Wolves, and the favorite female artists who inspire her the most. Join us, learn a lot about the music industry, and hear some great new music!
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April 8, 2022 31 min
An amazing talent whose star is rising, Michelle "Shimmer" Johnson takes the time to tell us all about her music career, her metal band Circle the Wolves, and the favorite female artists who inspire her the most. Join us, learn a lot about the music industry, and hear some great new music!
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Well, now the cat is out of the bag and the hound dog's been crying all the time. Congratulations, that Devil Woman was a Devil in Disguise - how did we not see that one coming? Who wins - Elvis or Cliff Richard? Who is the one true King of Rock & Roll? Find out now, because there is no part 5!
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Wise men say, only fools like us debate the truth of Rock & Roll: Elvis is King! Hail to the King, baby. But wait! Cliff Richard has far more top singles! He's still recording and performing. He got knighted by Her Majesty, which is almost like royalty! My, what a dilemma we have. if only Rock & Roll weren't so big and complicated. Join us for the battle and find the answer to the question: from the UK to th...
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Sometimes those soft ballads sound like a lullaby, but no sleeping on the job Mister Limey! You have to do your best to prove the point: is Cliff Richard truly the King of Rock and Roll or a Knight in the Royal Rock & Roll Chess Set? Tunes to get up and dance and true declarations of love to people or inanimate objects (does a 'Living Doll' count as 'inanimate'?)
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We all know that the King of Rock and Roll is Elvis. Or is he? Perhaps on one side of the Big Pond, the King is someone else? Have we stumbled into an alternate universe? Was Thanos involved? No--but we did happen across a Cliff. Cliff Richard: the "English Elvis". See what you think.
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Why do they say "When Pigs Fly"? Why not gorillas? Can you blame Duran Duran for wanting to Unionize those underground Snake kids? You know, the ones in the music video? They look downright impoverished! We wrap up our fun exploration of animal songs with some interesting trivia and kind-hearted well-wishes to you and the rest of the animal kingdom.
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Would you swim with the alligators? Rock out with the crocodiles? (Oh Susie, how you broke our hearts!) What if I told you there was a collection of dirty used frisbees in it for you--would that sweeten the deal? Okay, well, if you have other things to do...I guess we'll be here talking about animals and trying not to stand up too fast in shallow waters.
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It's a rough life out there - I tell ya, it's a jungle. A jungle full of monkeys with posh accents and the occasional walrus. It can be dog eat dog. It's even harder to handle with that monkey on your back (gesundheit). Join us as we continue our exploration of why animals tell us so much about ourselves.
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We begin our amazing SIXTH YEAR with a look at why animals mean so much and how clever poets made their ways something we can use to relate to ourselves. Whether you're a Wild Thing or just an Animal, a Walrus (or Paul, or not?), we have something to share for you.

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December 11, 2021 52 min
Thank you so much for being part of our journey through Season Five! As we think about entering our SIXTH YEAR of doing this show, with people in over 80 countries downloading the show, we're delighted to bring on the Christmas tunes and good cheer.
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December 11, 2021 26 min
Rounding out the storytime - "Read to me again from the book of bad ideas!" - we focus on emotional issues: ignoring the warnings, being happy when maybe a bit of worry is warranted, and bottling it all up because Melissa Manchester turns out to have difficulty putting together a good pep talk. We hope you enjoy the last chapter of Bad Advice (from Good Songs)
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December 11, 2021 16 min
From mixing your alcohols to mixing alcohol with driving, to bad driving, we've got it all as we continue our journey into bad, bad advice. Great songs and fun music and silly fun as we get...well, silly!
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December 11, 2021 13 min
Skydiving naked? Stepmother is an Alien? You might be radioactive! Let's make sure no one Wang Chungs tonight, or tomorrow, until we're all very clear what exactly a Wang Chung is. Bad advice and lots of laughs today.
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December 11, 2021 15 min
We have fun with good songs that have bad ideas. Take these completely unseriously and have a laugh when Smokey Robinson and the Miracles suggest relationships aren't for you, or Stephen Stills goes the opposite direction and tells you to have all kinds of intimate relations with whoever's on hand.
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November 7, 2021 15 min
Did the dark side of that last episode scare you? It's okay, we bring this journey in for a safe, secure landing as we move through the stuff of dreams. Mister Sandman may not have liked Roy Orbison calling him a candy-colored clown, and Enter Sandman may have been a tale of candy-colored revenge, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, the Mamas and the Papas, and Pink Floyd letting Roger Waters run amok with a dream of futur...
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November 7, 2021 17 min
We enjoy the lighter side of dreams, with The Monkees and Weird Al, and Bobby Darin, the man gifted with two first names. This is a chance to enjoy your favorite dream songs or go out to our YouTube playlist from this episode to be motivated and inspired.
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November 7, 2021 15 min
Sometimes a Daydream Believer can think that Life is But a Dream, and Dream On. We won't make that mistake - it's hard to stay awake when Roy Orbison is singing a Dream Song, but it's easy to be excited about sharing all these great tunes with you and telling you the history behind them.
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