TSORR Season 3 Episode 13 got off to a not so great start on 12 Nov 2020. It’s funny because I am reading Matthew McConaughey’s book Greenlights and that is exactly what I didn’t get, the show said ‘connected’ but no green light so I had to start again. You won’t hear that because I have cut it out but I’m just telling you for interest sake and to explain the reference to an aborted start. After that, it was plain sailing all the way other than some niggle with the microphone clipping a bit, but it’s only on the first two bits of chatter.
The show was great, we heard a lot of good SA rock with the Burning and L.A. Cobra showing that SA Rock is alive and kicking. Later on, we took a listen to The Fismits, featuring Rebel Rock Radio’s very own Mark Biaggio on guitar and vocals with a track called ‘Questions’. We also heard The Color Blew and toward the end of the show Johnathan Martin (happy birthday brother) and SA Metal maniacs Deadline. The guitar work in Deadline is just so perfect, love those solo’s, I referred to the album as ‘Cathedral’ instead of Cathedral Point so apologies for that guys. We had Danko Jones, Seether, Marilyn Manson, and an absolutely fantastic track by The Pretty Reckless. We played a few songs for America (Ugly Kid Joe and Motörhead) because, I am so grateful to the US for all the amazing music over the last 50 years, it doesn’t really matter who runs it as long as the world gets its rock and roll.
One of the highlights of the show for me was Queen with ‘The Prophets Song‘ off A Night at the Opera. I made mention of the fact that it doesn’t get a look in because of that other long song on the album but it’s well deserving of some airtime. It still sounds fantastic 45 years later. The other highlight was having a good friend listening in and playing a couple of road-related tracks (Buckcherry’s ‘Ridin” and Audioslave’s ‘I Am the Highway‘) in memory of some of the great music we have listened to on roads around the country. These are the type of songs that form the backbone of The Story of Rock and Roll. ‘You Make Me Want To Die‘ by The Pretty Reckless and ‘Little Secret‘ by Black Country Communion both stood out as did show opener ‘Cold Sweat‘ by Thin Lizzy.
Artists featured: Seether, Mötley Crüe, Motörhead, Deadline, Linkin Park, Van Halen, Ugly Kid Joe, The Burning, Queen, Def Leppard, Black Country Communion, UFO, The Ramones, Audioslave, The Temperance Movement, Pearl Jam, L.A. Cobra, The Fismits, Edguy, Buckcherry, Thin Lizzy, Marilyn Manson, Mick Jagger & Dave Stewart, Anti-Nowhere League, The Color Blew, Johnathan Martin, The Pretty Reckless, Whitesnake, Danko Jones, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Judas Priest, Bush, Iron Maiden, Warren Zevon, Leslie West