Episode 21 of Season 5 kicked off TSORR at 19h00 on Thursday 26 May 2022 with Chickenfoot’s upbeat ‘Oh Yeah‘. From there it was Kiss and The Answer out of Ireland with a track called ‘Feel the Fear‘. This was one of the most enjoyable episodes I have ever done. It felt a bit different but I am not sure why. It had all the usual fare; Punk from The Stranglers and the Clash, classic metal from Iron Maiden and Metallica, Grunge from Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. With Soundgarden, we went ‘Full On Kevin’s Mom‘.
The South African music bit was great thanks to Rebel Rocks’ own Tinus Nel who had old recordings that I only had on cassette of The Diamond Dogs. The Dogs were SA’s finest live band back in the late ‘80s / early ’90s and they would have been huge if they were in the US. The energy from these recordings is palpable, We checked out a new track from The Black Cat Bones off the new album Book of Miriam which is being released slowly. We also checked up Odyssey and Sacrifist.
My favorite bit was the last hour where we had some rocking heavy stuff from The Lazys and Billy F. Gibbons before having a mellow-ish Jethro Tull into Van Morrison, into Bowie bit. Moving the show through to a seriously heavy ending took skill and worked like a charm, going via the weirdness of Electric Six and Beastie Boys and using the Kerry King solo as the bridge into Slayer with ‘Americon‘ and then Arch Enemy with their new track ‘Sunset Over Empire‘ and show closer ‘Arrows In Words From The Sky‘ by Machine Head
Artists featured: Chickenfoot, Kiss, The Answer, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Annihilator, Iron Maiden, Texas Hippie Coalition, Hell Yeah, Danko Jones, Buckcherry, Led Zeppelin, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Dream Theatre, Edguy, The Stranglers, The Clash, Transvision Vamp, The Diamond Dogs, Odyssey, Sacrifist, Grave Digger, Metallica, The Lazys, Billy F. Gibbons, Asking Alexandria, Tyler Bryant, Jethro Tull, Van Morrison, David Bowie, Conil, John Mellencamp, Electric Six, Beastie Boys, Slayer, Arch Enemy, Machine Head