Episode 42 of Season 5 kicked off at 19h00 on 20 Oct 2022. The show was live on Rebel Rock Radio and made up for last week’s disaster after the lightning strike. Apologies again for that little abortion, it’s nice to be back in control and with a new inverter to keep the load shedding at bay. The show kicked off with Accept and a track called “What’s Done is Done’ off The Rise of Chaos. Mark Tornillo on vocals and Wolf Hoffman on lead guitar. Then we took a listen to a band that was new to me called Dead City Ruins and a track called ‘Preacher‘. They’ve got four albums out and they hail from Australia. The classic rock flag flew for a while while we heard from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and ACDC before chilling to Audioslave with ‘Like a Stone’ and then ‘Rats’ from Pearl Jam. ‘Like a Stone’ hit a billion YouTube views this week so that was worth celebrating. We also checked out KISS with the seldom-played ‘Do You Love Me’. This was off Kiss Alive IV and has Peter Criss on drums and Tommy Thayer on guitar, check out the interview I did with Tommy Thayer in the podcast list on 28 Nov 2019. What a nice guy.
The Johnny Kongos classic ‘Tokoloshe Man‘, recorded back in 1971, sounded great and stands up well as did another South African classic from a band called Big Sky. We got into the heavier stuff with Motorhead and UFO and from there it was guitar time and a track from White Lion called ‘Fight To Survive‘ featuring the amazing Vito Bratta on guitar. The story of Mike Slamer’s involvement with Warrant and Joey Allen, was briefly covered then we got into some metal courtesy of Claymorean and South Africa’s own Infanteria out of Cape Town and some more local music with Jasper Dan and Black Bone Nation.
This week the Punk came from the USA in the form of Green Day with ‘Welcome to Paradise’ off 1991’s Kerplunk. We also heard a track, relevant to the whole world right now called “The Economy Is Suffering’ by Anti-Flag. Dave Hause with his track ‘Bearing Down’ off Kick was a highlight for me and is pretty deep. In This Moment showed us all how good a rave could be if Maria Brink was running the show and we went heavy again with Parkway Drive and Megadeth. the show closed with Lamb of God and a track called ‘Ditch’ off their new album Omens. I said that we would play out with Slipknot but then changed my mind and did the LOG instead.
Artists featured: Accept, Cancer Bats, Dead City Ruins, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ACDC, Black Label Society, Joe Bonamassa, Audioslave, Pearl Jam, Godsmack, KISS, Judas Priest, Johnny Kongos, Big Sky, Motörhead, Warrant, Anti-Flag, Green Day, Claymorean, Infanteria, Black Bone Nation, Jasper Dan, Crowded House, Dave Hause, In This Moment, Marilyn Manson, Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Tribute To Leslie West, Wonderboom, UK Subs, My Chemical Romance, Lamb of God