Season 2 Episode 15 of The Story of Rock and Roll was recorded on Friday 25 July 2020 and then re-recorded on Saturday 26 July. Since the demise of the Rockfest shows on Mix FM, TSORR has been recorded from Planet Rock my bar in the dark lands of Benoni. Its challenging but incredibly liberating, to be honest, and it feels like I can finally give you the show the way its meant to be. The reason for the re-record was the voice parts which distorted badly and all had to be scrapped and redone. It’s all about getting the levels right but each recording gets better.
This one is definitely special and it’s got stuff that would have got me fired on a radio station which means that its a true depiction of what rock and roll is about :-). The show started with ‘The Mermaid‘ by Dave Hause and then punched into high gear with System of a Down. We hit the big bands you’d expect ACDC, Metallica, Ozzy but we also spent some time on South African music by Koos Kombuis, Piet Botha and Johnathan Martin who has put together the SA rock album of the year in the form of his new release Into the Nebulous Night.
Highlights of the show for me were hearing The Stranglers ‘Bring on the Nubiles‘ and The Sex Pistols with ‘Bodies‘ back to back to remind us just what UK Punk was all about. Here’s to 1977. Another highlight for me was giving Biff Byfords 7 min long epic Throw Down the Sword a spin. If you have any comments of constructive feedback let me know on the TSORR FaceBook page, cheers until next week.
Artists featured include: Megadeth, ACDC, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Dave Hause, Koos Kombuis, David Lee Roth, Little Steven, Herman Frank, Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, Cold Chisel, Tesla, The Stranglers, System of a Down, John Mellencamp, Piet Botha, Biff Byford, Shinedown, Kid Rock, Thunder, Michael Monroe, Sepultura, Johnathan Martin, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne.