Welcome to Season 4, Episode 14 of The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show. The show went live at 19h00 on 8 April 2021. We started with The Answer and a lame joke and ended with Mind Assault, a ridiculously good SA Metal outfit whose new album The Cult of Conflict is very worthwhile checking out. In between that we heard some really great blues courtesy of Gary Moore, Dan Patlansky, and Roy Buchanan before switching to a healthy dose of 80’s Metal from Skid Row, Night Ranger and Ratt. I am currently reading Nothing But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of ’80s Hard Rock by Tom Beaujour & Richard Bienstock so, you can expect plenty more 80’s metal over the next couple of weeks.
We checked out Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, as we always do and there is also some ACDC, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, and Black Sabbath buried in here. We dumbed down for Bloodhound Gang’s ‘ Ballad of Chasey Lain‘ and Danko Jones and then slowed down for a while with ‘Plaza‘ by Cold Chisel, Ian Moss demonstrating once again what a brilliant guitarist he is. We stayed slow for a ballad by LA Guns and then went to SA’s finest in the form of Johnathan Martin with ‘Highway to the Sun‘. As always it was a jol, hope you enjoy it.
Artists featured: The Answer, the Four Horsemen, Thin Lizzy, Live, Gary Moore, Karen Zoid feat. Dan Patlansky, Black Sabbath, Axel Rudi Pell, Roy Buchanan, Thunder, Ratt, Night Ranger, Skid Row, Bloodhound Gang, Billy Joe Armstrong, Slipknot, Probot, ACDC, Nazareth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ruff Majik, Danko Jones, Sixx AM, Mötley Crüe, Stiff Little Fingers, The Smiths, Foo Fighters, Smith / Kotzen, Greta Van Fleet, Cold Chisel, LA Guns, Johnathan Martin, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mr Big, Kiss, ZZ Top, Metallica, Mind Assault