29 October 2020 at 7 pm was the date and time that Episode 11 of season 3 of The Story of Rock and Roll aired. It was quite a show, unusually chatty and with only one little balls-up which I left in there in the interests of reality. Don’t adjust your set after Iced Earth’s ‘Burning Times‘ it just takes me 30 seconds to twig that the mic wasn’t on 🙂 The joys of live radio.
It was a very lively show with plenty of people chatting on the Discord server and on Whatsapp. We kicked off with ‘Majestic‘ the traditional Journey opener but instead of more Journey, we cracked on with Metallica and Dio. I started the local stuff early with another track off Johnathan Martin’s amazing album Into The Nebulous Night. Following up with Jack Hammer just made sense. Punk happened in the form of The Stranglers and The Clash and there was plenty of classic metal and rock such as Iron maiden with ‘The Trooper‘ and Judas priest with ‘Hell Bent For Leather‘.
The highlight for me was Bruce Springsteen with ‘If I Was the Priest‘, as I said he’s not called The Boss for nothing. We also learned how to pronounce Bonamassa and took a listen to a track off his new album called ‘Royal Tea‘. All in all, it was good fun and we had a lot of laughs. Oh P.S. if any of you eve read this I’d like to know because I am not sure if I am wasting my time 🙂
Artists featured: Ozzy Osbourne, Journey, Metallica, Dio, The Cult, Social Distortion, Wolfmother, White Zombie, Johnathan Martin, Jack Hammer, Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, Audioslave, L.A. Guns, Bullet For My Valentine, the Clash, The Stranglers, Armored Saint, Joe Bonamassa, Blue Oyster Cult, Sixx A.M. Pearl Jam, Zakk Wylde, Bruce Springsteen, The Burning, Cold Chisel, Van Halen, Judas Priest. Jorn, Fokofpolisiekar, Kiss, Hanoi Rocks, the Black Crowes, Motörhead.