Episode 7 of Season 4 aired at 7 pm on 18 February 2021. It kicked off with Badlands and ‘High Wire‘ off their stunning debut album released in 1989, Jake E. Lee on guitar, and what an amazing job he did. He should possibly rethink his Red Dragon Cartel and establish a solid blues-rock outfit like Badlands again. Just my view :-). We followed that with Whitesnake, Doug Aldrich, and Reb Beach on guitar and Doug Aldrich featured again later when we took a listen to the brand new Dead Daisies with Glenn Hughes on vocals.
2021 is kicking off with some good new releases, other than the Dead Daisies there is a new Michael Schenker Group and a new The Pretty Reckless. The MSG is getting excellent reviews from the rock press and The Pretty Reckless is getting rave reviews from me. The track played off the new Pretty Reckless was ‘And So It Went‘ featuring Tom Morello. We stayed with Tom and caught ‘Exploder‘ by Audioslave. Last week’s dabble into prog continued with some more Porcupine Tree and Forty Six & 2 by Tool.
You should find a lot to get your teeth into. Later in the show, I did alert listeners to the fact that I am on Day 3 of testing positive for Covid as it explained a few glaring balls-ups. I have left the show as it is in the interest of accuracy. There are one or two long pauses and memory lapses that can only be attributed to what I call Covid brain. If you have had it you will know. I found a few instances where the song ended and for a few seconds I couldn’t remember how to play the next one. I am sure that next week’s show will be a bit sharper.
Artists featured: Badlands, Whitesnake, King Kobra, Extreme, Foghat, Cold Chisel, Rose Tattoo, Stiff Little Fingers, The Stranglers, W.A.S.P., Skid Row, Onslaught, U.D.O, The Temperance Movement, Porcupine Tree, Tool, The Pretty Reckless, Audioslave, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Motor Sister, Michael Schenker Group, Rainbow, Dead Daisies, The Lazys, Asylum Kids, Sugar Drive, Ruff Majik, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, John Mellencamp, Chickenfoot, Adrenaline Mob, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, Led Zeppelin, Rammstein, Joe Satriani.