Episode 30 of Season 4 went out live on 29 July 2021 at 7 pm. It was a tough show for me in many ways. My father passed away on 24 July and it was the first show since his passing. Inevitably his memory permeated the show although he wasn’t a big music guy his influence on me was profound. I tried to keep the show about life and death in general rather than getting too deep. With so many loved ones passing in these troubled times my sense is that many people will be able to relate to certain tracks and get some comfort out of the music and its ability to both hurt and heal. We kicked off with Metallica and ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls‘.
The first hour was pretty up-tempo with bands like Edguy, Krokus, W.A.S.P., and Skid Row. I paid tribute to Dusty Hill, bass guitarist for ZZ Top, who passed away last night age 72. He apparently died in his sleep which is about as good as it gets I guess. We took a listen to Tush as he does lead vocals on that classic track. the mood changed a bit once we hit the Springsteen and took in Atlantic City off his masterpiece Nebraska. Zakk Wylde, Neil Young, and Windowpane with ‘The More I Run‘ kept the mood where it was.
The show moved along with typical TSORR fare, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, ACDC, Lynyrd Skynyrd all delivered the goods and in the last hour, I played a couple of tracks that I dedicated to Dad before taking us out with the only really heavy track of the show in the form of Machine Head’s ‘Davidian‘. Anyway, it is what it is, I hope you get something out of it, it was a difficult show for me and I let Lemmy have the last word with ‘Till the End‘.
Artists featured: Metallica, Edguy, Skid Row, Krokus, W.A.S.P., ZZ Top, My Chemical Romance, Bruce Springsteen, Zakk Wylde, Neil Young, Live, Windowpane, Richie Kotzen, Scorpions, Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, The Four Horsemen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackstone Cherry, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Theory of a Deadman, Linkin Park, Jimmy Barnes, Brian Fallon, ACDC, Gotthard, Johnny Cash, Valiant Swart, Roan Ash, Mammoth WVH, Aerosmith, Oasis, Jack Hammer, Black Sabbath, Machine Head, Motörhead.