Under a cloud of rain and the ever-present threat of load shedding, Season 2 Episode 5 took to the air at midnight 31 Jan 2020. Incredible as it may be there are already only 11 months to Christmas! The good news is that with The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show, time stands still. We kicked off with The Beatles (sort of) and a cover of The Magical Mystery Tour taken off a tribute album called Butchering the Beatles. The album features a whole host of the cream of the crop of 80’s shredders. This track had the inimitable Yngwie Malmsteen and Bruce Kulick all over it. After that, it was W.A.S.P. then Ozzy and in the words of Forrest Gump we …..were….. running.
We hit the punk early in the show courtesy of Anti-Flag and Bad Religion. Anti-Flag are far and away the best punk band around in the last 15 years in my view. As always it was guitar solo heaven on TSORR and you’ll hear that courtesy of Jinx and Jake Pitts of Black Veil Brides and DJ Ashba with Brides of Destruction. The mystery of the track titles on my Audioslave album were finally revealed and we listened the “My Moon, My Man”, or as it is normally known, ‘Gasoline’. We stayed with Gasoline but this time with Seether and then it was time for the new feature where we check out a track over 7 minutes long. Once again that feature was a huge success.
Dave Hause was great and then we got more killer guitar courtesy of Mark Tremonti off the 1st Alter Bridge album. The SA music took a turn for the different with Kobus! and ‘Volk Van Main’. It was especially played for that hardcore team of TSORR regulars who keep me company until two am week after week after week. You guys are truly die Volk Van Main. I let Francois Blom & Theo Crous tell the story. We wrapped up quietly with Rodriguez and Zakk Wylde.
Artists featured include: Zakk Wylde, Guns ‘n‘ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, Dave Hause, Type O Negative, Bad Religion, Seether, Black Veil Brides, Paul Stanley, Anti-Flag, Megadeth, Rodriguez, Bullet Boys, The Cult, Black Star Riders, Blue Öyster Cult, Alter Bridge, Kobus!, Audioslave, Brides of Destruction, Scorpions, Yngwie Malmsteen, & W.A.S.P.