Episode 64: 50 Years of 'Argus' with Dan Morris and Martin Turner


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50 years after its initial release, Wishbone Ash's third studio album is still influencing rock bands the world over. In a special anniversary episode of 'My Classic Album', Mike is joined by Firekind bass player Dan Morris to celebrate the album 'Argus'.

From hearing it around the house in childhood to touring with founding Wishbone member Martin Turner, Dan's emotional connection to the album is evident making him just one of generations of musicians inspired by this iconic album.

What albums did 'Argus' beat to be named Sounds magazine's album of the year?

In what way are the opening lyrics of 'Time Was' eerily prophetic for guitarist Ted Turner?

Is 'Argus' a concept album?

Mike is also joined by the creative force behind 'Argus', former bass player, vocalist and founding member of Wishbone Ash Martin Turner as he reflects on 50 years of his magnum opus.

Where did Wishbone Ash get the inspiration for their trademark twin guitar sound?

Who was the inspiration behind fan favourite 'Blowin' Free'?

How did Martin react when the band wanted the song left off the album?

PLUS: Enjoy 'Sound of Rain', a track from Firekind's latest album 'What I Have Found Is Already Lost'.

All that and so much more on this bumper episode of 'My Classic Album'.

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Music Credits: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese

'Sound of Rain' by Firekind. Available on their 2020 album 'What I Have Found Is Already Lost'.

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