Season 3 Episode 16 aired on 3 Dec 2020. We are in the final stages of Season 3 now so hang in there it’s been a busy year. This episode is unique in that it is perfect in terms of a live take, there were no drop-outs or Wi-Fi issues and all the levels were fine, no editing needed at all. Quite amazing really, the traffic on the road was so backed up I literally was left with 5 min to set up and get on air, it just shows, when you expect the worst you get the best.
The show goes live at 7 o’Clock so it was fitting that we started with The Quireboys and their opening track off A Bit of What You Fancy called 7 o’Clock, then we had a bit of Kid Rock and some Motörhead. We were all over the place going as heavy as Parkway Drive and as light as Manfred Mann. It looks like it was the first-ever show without an Aussie band, that wasn’t intentional it just worked out that way. We also only had 3 SA bands which was also unusual, so in general, this show is a bit different. It was Ozzy Osbourne’s birthday so we said hi to him. I really enjoyed Edguy’s little dig at the record industry called ‘Life of a Bonus Track’. It’s a bit of fun that they recorded in a couple of minutes to satisfy some contractual commitment and it’s funny and clever. I also took the gap to hit you with Steel Panther’s Death to All But Metal’’ and forgot to warn listeners about that little gem. If anyone is offended then I have to say they are probably listening to the wrong radio show J. Check out the video to that track in the website blog section.
The highlight for me was a tip of the hat to Wolfgang Van Halen and the way he is handling the death of his much-loved father Edward. We played his track ‘Distance’ and then took a listen to the great man himself with a track called Stay Frosty. Another personal highlight was realizing how cool the vocal by Dave Matthews is on The Rolling Stones track Memory Motel. Other than that there was the usual fare, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, W.A.S.P. you know the drill. Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth), Cliff Burton’s Base solo Part I was played to remind you that the next Rock Review I do will feature the mighty Metallica. The answer to the inaugural TSORR eclectic thread puzzle was Nita Strauss, I’ll tell you why next week. There are 3 connections to Ms. Strauss in S3E16.
Artists featured: The Quireboys, Kid Rock, Motörhead, Rainbow, The Offspring, Die Toten Hosen, W.A.S.P., Warrant, Cinderella, Saxon, Metallica, No Friends of Harry, Alice Cooper, Halestorm, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Dragon Cartel, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Coheed & Cambria, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Black Stone Cherry, Junkyard, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Manfred Mann, The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Wolfmother, Desperado, Edguy, Steel Panther, Mammoth WVH, Van Halen, Springbok Nude Girls, Stiff Little Fingers, Ramones, Foo Fighters, Tom Waits & Parkway Drive.