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My Classic Album: Our classic albums for September

After a summer break, ‘My Classic Album’ is back with new episodes celebrating two fantastic classic albums. Online now Mike is joined by singer songwriter Elizabeth Everts to talk about the ‘Funky Monks’ themselves Red Hot Chili Peppers and their fifth studio album ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’. At a mammoth 17 tracks it’s the longest album ever covered on ‘My Classic Album’ so there’s plenty of awesome songs and fascinating insight around this album.

Not only that but later this month the podcast will celebrate one of the most successful instrumental albums in music history as Joe Satriani’s ‘Surfing With The Alien’ gets the ‘My Classic Album’ treatment! UK based guitarist Sam Russell joins Mike to discuss an album that manages to transcend genres and evoke strong emotions without a single word being uttered across its entire ten tracks! Two great albums to dig in to throughout September on ‘My Classic Album’ and much more to come as the weeks roll on!

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Night Screamer's Calvin Lever brings the metal to 'My Classic Album'

Calvin Lever; guitarist with UK metal band Night Screamer joins ‘My Classic Album’ in July to talk about his chosen classic album ‘Metallica’, the self titled 1991 album by the legendary metal band!

The oft named ‘Black Album’ saw Metallica move on from their thrash metal roots in to a more accessible heavy metal sound that would catapult them to world stardom. Calvin and Night Screamer are both heavily inspired by the Black Album and as one of Mike’s all time favourite albums this one is an episode not to be missed!

Join Mike and Calvin to hear all about the Black Album from July 1st!

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Hannah Wicklund appearing on 'My Classic Album'

Hannah Wicklund; singer, songwriter and guitarist for Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin Stones will appear on ‘My Classic Album’ in June!

Hannah who comes from a very musical family chose an album that is a huge part of her childhood and has helped her own development as a musician. Join Hannah and Mike on June 15th as they chat about Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ breakthrough album ‘Damn The Torpedoes’. Keep an eye on our social media pages for info and previews over the next four weeks!

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Episode 28 now online!

The latest episode of ‘My Classic Album’ is here! Join Mike and Savannah Pope as they discuss ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’, the first soundtrack ever showcased on the podcast!

The episode is online through major podcast providers, Podnose and right here at!

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Damon Johnson chooses ‘Synchronicity’ as his Classic Album

Guitarist and singer Damon Johnson will appear on the June 1st edition of ‘My Classic Album’ as he joins Mike to talk about ‘Synchronicity’; the final album from the Police!

Damon has had a hugely successful career performing in bands such as Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. Both The Police and Sting’s solo career have had a huge impact on Damon as you’ll hear on the podcast!

Damon’s appearance will be online in June!

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Episode 27 is online!

The latest episode of ‘My Classic Album’ is now online! Mike is joined by Nell Bryden to talk about Aretha Franklin’s iconic breakthrough album ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You’. Aretha’s 10th album boasts performances from the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and huge Aretha classics including the title track, ‘Baby Baby Baby’ and of course her career defining ‘Respect’.

Listen to the episode in full right here at or through the usual podcast providers!

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'My Classic Album' to review its first soundtrack!

For the first time in the history of the podcast, ‘My Classic Album’ will be dedicating an episode to a movie soundtrack. American singer Savannah Pope chose the soundtrack to the 1975 musical ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ as her classic album and Mike jumped at the chance to cover it on the show! Check out the episode in full from May 15th!

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Nell Bryden has 'Respect' for Aretha on My Classic Album!

Singer songwriter Nell Bryden will appear on the May 1st edition of ‘My Classic Album’ chatting with Mike about her chosen classic album ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You’ by the legendary Aretha Franklin!

A Radio 2 favourite, Nell has recently released her EP ‘Soundtrack to Little Wing Part 1’ which is directly influenced by Aretha’s breakthrough album! Hear our conversation in full in just a few weeks!

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Check out our new look website!
Welcome to the new look ‘My Classic Album’ website!

Welcome to the new look ‘My Classic Album’ website!

After feeling inspired by the ‘My Classic Album’ page on Podnose, I decided to make the jump and completely redesign! I really think the new design looks great and is much easier to navigate and find episodes. Not only that but you can listen to episodes right here on the site rather than be linked to another webpage!

The domain may take a few days to change over but this is the site that will be updated from now on!

Don’t forget to check back regularly for the first word on future guests and albums being shown some love on future episodes of ‘My Classic Album’.

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'My Classic Album' and Will Black are born to run!

Canadian rock singer Will Black will join Mike on the April 1st edition of ‘My Classic Album’ to talk about his chosen classic album ‘Born To Run’ by Bruce Springsteen!

Springsteen’s 3rd album released in 1975 is highly regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time and boasts such classics as ‘Thunder Road’, ‘Jungleland’ and of course the iconic title track.

Join Mike and Will for Episode 25 on April 1st to hear all about this phenomenal album!

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'My Classic Album' gets ready to head down to Paradise City!

‘Appetite For Destruction’, the outstanding debut album from Guns N’ Roses will receive the ‘My Classic Album’ treatment on a future episode of the podcast!

Skunk Manhattan, leader of Texas based rockers ‘A Good Rogering’ chose the album which introduced the world to Axl Rose and Slash and boasts huge songs such as ‘Paradise City’, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’.

Hear Mike’s conversation with Skunk in full on the March 15th episode of ‘My Classic Album’ on Podnose, Apple Podcasts and right here at!

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Rob Wylde to return to 'My Classic Album'
Midnite City’s Rob Wylde

Midnite City’s Rob Wylde

After celebrating 30 years of ‘Hysteria’ by Def Leppard in 2017, Tigertailz and Midnite City vocalist Rob Wylde returns to ‘My Classic Album’ to discuss another album close to his heart.

The underrated 1987 album from KISS ‘Crazy Nights’ is Rob’s album of choice this time and I must say I really enjoyed chatting with Rob again and getting a second chance to cover a KISS album on the podcast.

The episode will be online from March 1st on Podnose, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and right here at

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