Well, this is something totally different. You may or may now be aware that the Rockfest Radio shows on Mix FM have been shut down indefinitely due to Covid 19. This is the first episode of The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show to be recorded from my home studio or should I say bar. It was a technical challenge of note but I have figured it out. You may find some odd bits and pieces but it gets better as it goes along. The big challenge is the volume balance. Getting the voice to record at a similar level to the music is not easy at all. And then there is the difficulty of not getting all the dogs barking, pots banging general noise that comes from doing this outside a state of the art studio. Desperate times call for desperate measures indeed.
As I mention in the intro it does however mean that the show now gets a bit more sweary, a bit more political and a bit more opinionated, the song, however, remains the same. Anyway see what you think.
The show kicks off live with Joe Bonamassa and then we continue with Those Damn Crows. Tom Petty makes an appearance a bit later on and I play the Skid Row cover of Little Wing that I have been meaning to play for ages. Check out those solo’s at the end, man Dave and Scotty can wail. It was great playing George Harris’s band the Raven Age straight after his famous dad’s band and it sure holds its own. Quite a bit of SA stuff in the form of Agro and Deadline as well as TSORR stalwarts Fokofpolisiekar. Santana sounded great, first time on the show and then all the usual stuff you’ve come to expect, Stranglers, Scorpions, Airbourne, etc. Playing Warren Zevon’s ‘My Shit’s Fucked Up‘ was liberating.
Anyway check it out, hopefully, it doesn’t disappoint. One thing for sure I miss the audience and the adrenaline of live radio. Without the Whatsapp line and all the regulars tuning in its a bit different. Thanks, Covid, thanks a fucking lot. 🙁