My Classic Album with Mike Norris


Episode 6: 'The Queen Is Dead' with Nathan Stephens-Griffin
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Episode 6 of 'My Classic Album' is here! Mike is joined by member of DIY pop group Martha and old school chum Nathan Stephens-Griffin. Together they look back on the Smiths 1986 classic 'The Queen Is Dead'.

Nathan talks about discovering both the album and the band during his teenage years and how Morrissey's lyrics inspired him and continue to to this day.

Which track on the album does Nathan call one of the best pop songs of all time?

Who is the Mr Shankly ridiculed on Track 2 of the album?

Which track was the song that introduced Mike to the Smiths?

All this and more on this episode of 'My Classic Album'.

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Episode 5: 'Time Out of Mind' with Adrian Nation
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Mike is joined by guitar maestro Adrian Nation for a look back at Bob Dylan's 'Time Out of Mind', the 1997 album that started a resurgence for the legendary singer-songwriter after losing steam in the 1980s.

Find out about the production process in the studio and the huge role that producer Daniel Lanois had in contributing to the sound of the album.

Which song was victim of a stage invasion when Dylan performed it at the Grammys in 1998?

Which song on the album is Dylan's longest studio recording at 16 and a half minutes and what on Earth is it about?

What was Mike's wife's reaction to Dylan's original version of 'Make You Feel My Love', the smash hit for Adele that originates from this very album?

All this and more in this episode of 'My Classic Album'

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Episode 4: 'Good Old Boys' with Reed Turchi
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On Episode 4 of 'My Classic Album', Mike teams up with blues rock musician Reed Turchi to learn about Randy Newman's 1974 album 'Good Old Boys'; a collection of songs about the history and life of people in the Southern states of America such as Louisiana and Alabama.

Which song from the album has a greater resonance in America after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005?

Which of the great tracks from this album is being performed by Reed at his live shows?

Who is the 'Naked Man' and why is he naked?

All these questions and more will be answered on this edition of 'My Classic Album'.

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Episode 3: 'Led Zeppelin II' with Andy Barkess

On Episode 3 of 'My Classic Album', Mike is joined by Andy Barkess as they 'Ramble On' about the album that arguably kick started hard rock and heavy metal: 'Led Zeppelin II'

Which song is heavily inspired by the work of JRR Tolkien?

Do accusations of plagiarism affect the way Andy listens to the album?

Which song outs Mike as a fan of teen drama 'One Tree Hill'?

All these questions and more will be answered on this edition of 'My Classic Album'.

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Episode 2: 'OK Computer' with Ian Matthews
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On our second edition of 'My Classic Album', Mike welcomes Ian Matthews to the show for an all encompassing conversation about Radiohead's 1997 classic 'OK Computer'.

Why does Ian contend that Radiohead aren't a depressing band?

How does the album share similarities with 'Revolver'?

Who ate all of Radiohead's sandwiches???

Listen to this edition of 'My Classic Album' for the answer to all of these questions and more!

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Episode 1: 'Revolver' with Robin Ellwood
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On this first edition of 'My Classic Album', Mike and his special guest Robin Ellwood discuss the Beatles album that changed everything. Almost 50 years since its release, 'Revolver' has become acclaimed by critics and fans alike. Mike and Robin look back to 1966 when Robin bought 'Revolver as his first ever album!

What songs do the guys cite as their favourites?

How does it pair up to 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band?

Who the hell is Doctor Robert?

Listen to this first edition of 'My Classic Album' for the answer to all of these questions and more!

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