Episode 16 of season 4 started a bit differently as I was testing out the auto DJ function and instead of starting up the theme song for TSORR, it played Whitesnake. Normality was resumed quickly and we sped through some Black Sabbath and ACDC. I pointed out that ‘Neon Knights‘ off Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell is the song responsible for the world’s greatest ever collective sigh.
I am still deeply under the spell of the book Nothin’ But a Good Time, the story of 80’s hair metal so we checked out Girl and L.A. Guns. We took a listen to Bob Dylan’s live version of ‘All Along The Watchtower‘ as promised last week. The new stuff included more Smith / Kotzen and Greta Van Fleet off their brand new album The Battle at Garden’s Gate. I am raving about the tracks I have heard off the soon-to-be-released Myles Kennedy album, the track we played, ‘Get Along‘ is superb.
Other than that it was pretty much par for the course, The Burning and L.A. Cobra for South Africa, James Reyne, ACDC, and Jet for Aussie, Kreator and In Flames for metal and The Distillers and Stiff Little Fingers for punk. A highlight for me was listening to ‘Dreamer Deceiver‘, Judas Priests’ masterpiece off Sad Wings of Destiny, it is a reminder once again of just how good Rob Halford is.
Artists featured: Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, ACDC, Ministry, Scorpions, Girl, L.A. Guns, Greta Van Fleet, The Dead Daisies, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Kreator, Gorky Park, Ozzy Osbourne, Stiff Little Fingers, The Distillers, Pink Floyd, Smith / Kotzen, Jet, James Reyne, Myles Kennedy, Twisted Sister, Probot, Dokken, The Burning, L.A. Cobra, Iron Maiden, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Accept, Jetboy, Great White, Hinder, Judas Priest, Todd La Torre, In Flames, Kiss.