Season 2, Episode 13 of The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show took place at midnight on 3 July 2020. It kicked off with the stated intent of getting this place Hotter Than Hell. I think we succeeded but you will have to be the judge. Metallica set a blistering pace with a live version of Hit the Lights off Hard-Wired to Self-Destruct. It was pretty much all fast, driving, rock and roll through until we took a brief Punk break with The Jam and The Stranglers. I say Punk lightly because both bands are prisoners of the genre rather than true examples of the idiosyncrasies of Punk. That being said it set us up nicely for 11 minutes of Judas Priest featuring Richie Faulkner’s guitar solo at Wacken in 2016.
As shows go this one had a pretty good mix of everything, we went back to 1967 for some Jimi Hendrix and also checked out what Leslie West sounded like in Mountain back in 1971 with Nantucket Sleighride, an often neglected rock classic. There was a nice little bit of nostalgia with The Quireboys and The Dogs D’Amour and the idea of preparing for TSORR 30 years ago. ACDC and Jimmy Barnes took care of the Australian music and Blue Scream and Fokofpolisiekar did the honours for local content. Pop Evil made their TSORR debut with an awesome track called 100 in a 55 and then we were into the dying 15 min leading up to what I considered to be the highlight of the show i.e. playing you the track that I have been addicted to throughout lockdown, Killswitch Engage with Bite the Hand That Feeds. I didn’t dedicate it to Jackson, my beloved Border Collie but I could well have J
Artists featured: Blue Scream, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Axel Rudi Pell, Red Dragon Cartel, Fokofpolisiekar, The Stranglers, Mountain, The Jam, ACDC, Pop Evil, The Quireboys, Jimmy Barnes, Black Label Society, Q5, Rainbow, Black Veil Brides, Killswitch Engage, Jimi Hendrix, Mötley Crüe, Billy Squier, Sixx A.M., Judas Priest, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Dogs D’Amour, Metallica.