Episode 22 of season 4 was recorded at 7 pm on 3 June 2021. It did not air due to the collapsing infrastructure in South Africa. A continuous spate of load shedding, almost 12 hours in my area, in the last 24 hours has led to the cell phone tower batteries running down and thus no internet to send out the show. Fortunately, the podcast is here to make sure that you get your weekly dose of music that matters.
The show kicked off with Axel Rudi Pell and a track called ‘Gunfire‘. We followed with Black Sabbath and ‘Tomorrow’s Dream‘ which at the moment is looking like a nightmare. It is very easy to go off on a tirade about this so I will resist but just know that as relaxed as the show may sound I am in a constant war with wifi throughout. I even set up a whole separate router system during the show which didn’t work either.
I played Beatallica which is a very odd mash-up of The Beatles and Metallica, it sounds ridiculous I know but just listen to it, the guy has Hetfield down to a T. I played another Sinner track off There Will Be Execution, really enjoying the band, I paid tribute to the amazing Francois Van Coke and celebrated his fantastic victory over rugby star Derick Hougaard last Saturday. Rock gave rugby a lekker klap, we took a listen to Fokofpolisiekar with ‘Tygerberg Vliegtuig‘ to celebrate. Then it was time for some UK punk in the form of the Sex Pistols with ‘Holidays in the Sun‘ and The Clash. Another notable mention was that it’s 10 years to the day that I was in Germany for Rock Im Park. We took a listen to Avenged Sevenfold and Bring Me The Horizon to mark that momentous event.
It’s 2 years since Piet Botha passed and I played ‘Die Gemmerbroodman‘ and told you a little bit about who I had been told that song is about. Incidentally on my iTunes copy of Die Mamba Piet Botha is called ‘Pie Botha’ so if you are living in another country and have the album, his name was Piet……..not Pie. I played the brand new Buckcherry called ‘Hellbound‘ and I went on yet another big gushy rave about Sunken State. It has been a long time since I have been as excited about a band as I am with SA’s own Sunken State. The album gets released on 11 June. We wound up with The Parlotones and ‘Disappear Without a Trace‘ because that is how the future in SA feels right now and we said happy birthday to Charlie Watts by playing ‘Street Fighting Man‘ and closed out by continuing the love affair with Brody Dalle and The Distillers with a track called ‘Seneca Falls‘. Adios amoebas, check you next week.
Artists featured: Axel Rudi-Pell, Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Bush, Keel, Seether, Sinner, Ratt, The Winery Dogs, 12th Avenue, Rammstein, Type O Negative, ACDC, Aerosmith, Beatallica, Machine Head, The Band, Matthew Goode Band, Fokofpolisiekar, Sex Pistols, the Clash, Piet Botha, ZZ Top, Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me the Horizon, Hollywood Vampires, Buckcherry, Mark Morton, Greta Van Fleet, Halford, Iron Maiden, Sunken State, The Parlotones, The Rolling Stones, the Distillers.