Welcome to Season 4 of The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show. Episode one kicked off live at 7 pm on 7 Jan 2021. It was a great episode, a lot of regular listeners who had missed the show over the festive season were back and that always leads to some good energy. We kicked off with Axel Rudi Pell and a track called ‘Gunfire’. That was followed closely by Bad Company and a track called ‘Walk Through Fire’. The point was made that this is the Brian Howe version of Bad Company and a surprising amount of people don’t know the post-Paul Rodgers material.
We spent a bit of time around 1990 – 1993 with L.A. Guns, Dangerous Toys, and Aerosmith and then took in some classic ACDC and Rammstein before checking out some Shinedown by request and some vintage Soundgarden. Newish stuff was covered in the form of Burning Witches, 5 ladies out of Switzerland, and Voice of Extreme from their 2018 album Mach III.
Highlights for me were listening to Metallica’s ‘The Day That Never Comes’ and Megadeth with ‘This Was My Life’. Megadeth are soon to feature on the Rock Review so watch out for that. Local rock was ably taken care of by Jasper Dan, The Burning, and L.A. Cobra. Cold Chisel and Airbourne were the Aussie representatives and for the rest, it was a pretty even mix of UK and USA bands. I have rediscovered The Wild Life by Slaughter, which went down well as did the wonderful contrast between Testament and Dire Straits. I am also really digging Thundermother.
Artists featured: Axel Rudi Pell, Bad Company, Dangerous Toys, Brides of Destruction, L.A. Guns, Aerosmith, ACDC, Rammstein, Burning witches, Voices of Extreme, Shinedown, Soundgarden, The Offspring, The Sex Pistols, The Professionals, Thundermother, Airbourne, Cold Chisel, Accept, Bullet Boys, Armored Saint, Joe Satriani, Iron Maiden, Testament, Dire Straits, Jasper Dan, The Burning, L.A. Cobra, Metallica, Megadeth, Keel, Night ranger, Slaughter, Black Sabbath, Michael Schenker Group, Biters, Scorpions, My Chemical Romance, Francois Van Coke.