Recorded once again behind the bar in Planet Rock on 7 and 8 August 2020. I should probably have started a new season to differentiate these shows from the ones recorded at Mix FM. It’s such a crazy year, basically a write off so it is as it is. This show was a struggle to put together, not sure why but I just couldn’t get my rhythm. It will probably be one of the more popular ones because that is often how it goes. Full disclosure, there are some mistakes, wrong song titles, and a few other little gems but I won’t point them out, see if you notice. The thing I am finding is that because the show isn’t live there is a massive temptation to edit. I want to avoid this and just go with the flow (or lack thereof). The beauty of a live radio show is that you get audience participation on the various forums and some requests and comments which lead to good radio. This is tougher no question. I think I need a guest on the show to give it a bit of additional energy.
You should find plenty to get your teeth into. We kicked off with a great Van Halen track and in no particular order, some Accept, Marilyn Manson, ACDC, and Dio. I thoroughly enjoyed finally getting the chance to play some Steel Panther. They are way too foul-mouthed for radio so this was a perfect opportunity to give uber guitarist Satchel a chance to smash a few solos. We took a listen to Tiger Woods, a real classic.
A highlight for me was Parkway Drive and Arch Enemy back to back with a seriously brutal twosome in the form of ‘Crushed‘ and ‘The First Day in Hell‘. It calmed down a bit with some Springsteen and some Tom Petty. It’s the first time we have had anything off Born In the USA. It hasn’t aged as well as the Tom Petty which was taken from Live Anthology, a 48 track live compilation spanning 27 years. The big thing about this show is that I have recovered my CD’s which have been in storage for a good couple of years. Going through them I am finding plenty of hidden gems that are making their way onto the show. A few examples included a track by The Diamond Dogs, the best South African band to never get discovered, and a stunning cover of ‘Burning For You‘, nicely done by Iced Earth. Oh and don’t forget to check out the Johnathan Martin track, off Into the Nebulous Night, the album is a masterpiece.
Artists featured: Van Halen, ACDC, Paul Stanley, Oasis, Parkway Drive, The Diamond Dogs, Accept, Thunder, Marilyn Manson, Skid Row, Mötley Crüe, Simon & Garfunkel, Arch Enemy, Iced Earth, Electric 6, The Gaslight Anthem, Dio, Johnathan Martin, The Misfits, Bush, Nickelback, The Black Cat Bones, Tom Petty, Steel Panther, Bruce Springsteen, Dio & The Rolling Stones