The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show: S3E19

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The Story of Rock and Roll Radio ShowPodcast
The Story of Rock and Roll Radio ShowPodcast
The Story of Rock and Roll Radio ShowPodcast

Merry Christmas to all of you and thank you for the support throughout 2020.  There is no question that it’s been tough :-).  The X-mas eve edition of TSORR went on air at 7 pm on 24 Dec 2020.  It wasn’t particularly Christmasy as I generally am not overly Christmasy myself and especially when it comes to music.  I wasn’t a total grinch though and did play ‘Christmas in Hell‘ by Sixx A.M.

The show kicked off with some Whiskey Myers and then hit stuff like Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, and Animal Drive.  My daughter was in the house and she is a big part of why TSORR exists as both a book and a Radio Show so I played a couple of tracks and explained how all of this came about.  KissDestroyer, John Paul Young’s Yesterday’s Hero, and The Boomtown Rats‘ masterpiece the Fine Art of Surfacing, all have a special bearing on the show as do Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and The Stranglers.

There was a short tribute to Leslie West, a giant of a man both physically and as a guitarist.  He sadly passed away last night (23 Dec) and so, it was fitting that we played ‘Legend‘ off his Unusual Suspects album.  Leslie’s tone and feel were indeed extraordinary and he will be missed.  That’s Leslie in this episode’s thumbnail for those who may not be familiar with the man (perish the thought).

Highlights for me included Tom Petty with ‘Have Love Will Travel‘, Machine Head with Bastards, Tom Waits with Mr. Siegal, and Rammstein with Deutschland.  

Artists featured:  Whiskey Myers, Slash, Quiet Riot, The Lazys, Animal Drive!, ACDC, Ozzy Osbourne, Arapaho, POD, Rammstein, System of a Down, Australian Crawl, Kiss, John Paul Young, Sixx AM, Mötley Crüe, The Boomtown Rats, The Stranglers, The Clash, Seether, Clutch, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dire Straits, Tom Petty, Leslie West, the Killers, The Longshot, Cold Chisel, the Mayfield Four, Machine Head, Megadeth, Rival Sons, Airbourne, Prime Circle, Bad Company, Tom Waits, Iced Earth, Halestorm, Tesla & Slade.