Quick and easy, episode 9 went out between 7 and 10 pm on 4 March 2021. it was pretty uneventful other than near the end when the wifi failed and I had to rest everything. It only affected the live audience and the podcast is fine, it’s just an irritation that breaks the all-important rhythm. I kicked off with Mr Big off their debut album and a track called ‘ Merciless‘, which showcases the amazing interaction between Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan. Next up two Rick Rubin productions 25 years apart, ZZ Top with ” I Don’t Want To Lose, Lose You‘ and The Cult with ‘ King Contrary Man. A highlight of the first third of the show was revisiting a band out of San Fransico called Hell Fire.
I played a couple of new tracks from Ricky Warwick, vocalist from the Black Star Riders, and Todd La Torre, vocalist from Queensrÿche. Both albums are very strong, it’s been a good year for new releases so far. Local stuff included Jasper Dan, The Burning & Piet Botha. Punk was taken care of by The Distillers and Sex Pistols. And then we had the usual classics by W.A.S.P., ACDC, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, and Motörhead. All in all a good mix of old, new, hard and soft, you should find something you dig amongst this lot.
Artists featured: Mr Big, Scorpions, ZZ Top, The Cult, Wolfmother, Dio, Hell Fire, Jasper Dan, The Burning, Ricky Warwick, Todd La Torre, David Bowie, Ian Hunter, Marilyn Manson, Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm, Machine Head, ACDC, Aerosmith, Circus of Power, Motörhead, Sex Pistols, The Distillers, White Zombie, Buckcherry, Walking Papers, Iron Maiden, Kiss, W.A.S.P., Bulletboys, Van Halen, The Pretty Reckless, Metallica, Mercyful fate, Piet Botha, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, the Darkness.