Season 3 Episode 5 of The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show took place at 7 pm on 17 Sept 2020. Finally, the microphone quality is right and we are very close with the volume levels now. The show kicked off with a track called ‘Hit The Ground Running’ off an EP by an Aussie band I saw in a pub in Perth around March 2010. It was such a great little band and even though they are long ago broken up, it’s a real little gem and deserves airtime. Next up we had Fastway, with ‘All Fired Up’ and then we got into the better-known bands, Motörhead, White Zombie, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, stuff like that.
New releases included the brand new Marilyn Manson with the title track of his album We Are Chaos and another track from Seether’s latest album Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum called ‘Pride Before The Fall’. We had Punk with the Damned and Stiff Little Fingers, we had some Pixies and we nailed the metal with Children of Bodom and vintage Metallica and Megadeth. The grunge was ably handled by Alice in Chains and the Stone Temple pilots and Johnathan Martin and The Univited took care of South Africa. We were a bit light on the local stuff this week so expect a double dose next week. There was a little moment of self-indulgence where I said goodbye to little Libby a dearly loved family Italian Greyhound who left this earth on Monday. Asking Alexandria said the words in ‘Dedication’ and Zakk Wylde played a moving solo in ‘The King’. All in all one of the best episodes in a long time I believe, see for yourself.
Artists featured: Seether, Metallica, Tom Petty, Pixies, Fastrack, Five Finger Death Punch, Stiff Little Fingers, Zakk Wylde, The Uninvited, Marilyn Manson, Alice in Chains, Blackberry Smoke, Motörhead, U.D.O. Children of Bodom, Bruce Springsteen, Johnathan Martin, Sammy Hagar, Fastway, Megadeth, Krokus, Whitesnake, Foghat, Warrior Soul, The Rolling Stones, White Zombie, Sixx A.M., ACDC, Iron Maiden, Rose Tattoo, Slash’s Snakepit, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Scorpions, Asking Alexandria, The Beatles & the Damned.