Season 2 Episode 10 of The Story of Rock and Roll radio show aired at midnight on 6 March 2020. I’d had a crap day so 2 hours of rock and metal which turned largely into Metal went down very well. From the get-go the WhatsApp line was alive which always makes a huge difference to the energy. A big thanks to all of those who “listen live”, it was technically flawless I might add. The show felt more metallic than normal, at one stage, we had Slayer, Testament, Cradle of Filth, & Annihilator almost in a row, but I am getting ahead of myself.
The show started off with Led Zeppelin off Led Zep II, recorded back in 1969 it sounded amazing, it hasn’t aged at all. Then it was time for some Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne. The local music got in early on this show, 5 songs in and we already had Springbok Nude Girls with ‘Bubble-gum On My Boots’ and from there we took a listen to ‘London Lady’ by The Stranglers. There is no doubt that The Stranglers and Stiff Little Fingers are two of the most popular bands with TSORR listeners. Anything off Rattus Norvegicus gets the WhatsApp line raving instantly.
One of the highlights of the show was Marilyn Manson into Slayer, which worked out brilliantly. Another one was checking out the breakdown at [2:20] into The Attitude by Annihilator. Their new album Ballistic Sadistic is the Best Metal album of the year so far and it’s going to be pretty hard to beat. I struggled to find something for this week’s Songs Greater than Seven Minutes feature, nothing seemed to fit and I was ping-ponging between Dire Straits Telegraph Road and Opeth The Drapery Falls and couldn’t get a good feeling so I settled for something slightly under 7 minutes in the form of Cradle of Filth with Her Ghost In the Fog, clocking in [6:25]. Other than that it was pretty much what you would expect from the show, except near the end I crammed it a whole lot of 3 min songs: Jet, The Offspring, Linkin Park, Skid Row, Reef, The Stones, and Motörhead, which pushed this episode to the top of the pile when it comes to number of songs played in a show.
Artists featured in this Podcast: Whiskey Myers, Skindred, Ozzy Osbourne, Testament, Slayer, Jet, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, The Pretty Reckless, the Springbok Nude Girls, Paul Stanley, Live, The Rolling Stones, Linkin Park, Cradle of Filth, Five Finger Death Punch, The Stranglers, Alice in Chains, The Offspring, Reef, Dead-line, Last in Line, Marilyn Manson, Piet Botha, Stiff Little Fingers, Green day, Annihilator & Skid Row