Episode 24 of Season 4 went live on air at 7 pm on 17 June 2021, kicking off with Billy Balloon Head‘ by Massive Wagons, which is guaranteed to get you into a good mood. Next up some Iced Earth and a follow up on the Jon Schaeffer situation before we hit some indie type stuff in the form of Walking Papers and We Are Augustines,
As promised there was a lot of SA music on the show to make up for the last episode where SA music was a bit short-changed. We had LA Cobra, Sugar Drive, Deadline, The Fismits, Springbok Nude Girls, and Sunken State all flying the local flag. It is great to hear such a diverse range of rock from these bands, the talent in SA is amazing. Incidentally, The Fismits is Rebel Rock Radio’s own Mark Biagio’s band, check out their album Before the Hindsight. Sunken State is my current favorite metal band, these guys are going to go far if lovers of metal get behind them. Following on from Sepultura near the end of the show they absolutely hold their own and I explain why they are so good.
Generation X with ‘Kiss Me Deadly‘, The Stranglers, and Social Distortion took care of the Punk and gave me a chance to take some cheap shots at the government. W.A.S.P. with ‘The Idol‘ off Blackie Lawless’s masterpiece Crimson Idol was a highlight for me as was revealing who played the brilliant Comfortably Numb-esque solo on that track. There is lots more here so go ahead and check it out, all comments welcome, catch me on The Story of Rock and Roll Facebook page or on the website.
Artists featured: Massive Wagons, Manowar, Iced Earth, Walking Papers, We Are Augustines, Skid Row, Ratt, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Accept, LA Cobra, KK’s Priest, Halford, Kid Rock, John Mellencamp, Mötley Crüe, Hinder, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, W.A.S.P., Demon, Savage, Generation X, The Stranglers, Social Distortion, Sugar Drive, Springbok Nude Girls, Deadline, The Fismits, Volbeat, Gary Moore, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Blackberry Smoke, Sepultura, Sunken State, The Distillers & Mark Knopfler