Episode 5 of Season 5 took to the airwaves on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 3 Feb 2022. It was thoroughly enjoyable and flowed really nicely. I felt like I didn’t have enough time right from the very start which is unusual and a good sign. We kicked off with an instrumental track from In Flames called ‘Man Made God‘. That early ‘2000s period was where I fell in love with In Flames and this track off the deluxe edition of Colony shows exactly why. From there it was a bit of Audioslave and some Godsmack and we hit stride with L.A. Guns off their new album Checkered Past.
The death of Meatloaf a few weeks ago highlighted to me how much Bat Out of Hell had meant to me growing up and it took his death for me to fall in love with it all over again. That led to me thinking there are a lot of excellent bands that were so ubiquitous at a period in time that do not get a lot of love on TSORR. Journey is one of those bands so we checked out ‘Feeling That Way‘ off Infinity. There was a great little bit where we checked out Metallica and then directly after two of their influences in the form of King Diamond and the totally underrated British NWOBHM band Demon. We had Southern Rock from John Cougar and Kid Rock and then two young SA bands, Drumfish and Future Radio. The latter has done a very powerful and interesting version of Dylan’s ‘Master of War‘. Check it out, very cool.
A highlight of the show was the Punk section, Stiff Little Fingers‘ debut album Inflammable Material was released 43 years ago this week so we took a listen to ‘Law & Order‘, then The Clash, and finally a song that I can’t believe hasn’t been I haven’t played before on TSORR; ‘Down in the Tube Station at Midnight by The Jam. Tony Martin’s new album Thorns went down very well and we closed out with a focus on Bruce Kulick’s acoustic solo on Kiss‘ track ‘Forever‘ and one of the greatest songs ever, a track called ‘Learning to Fall by Chickenfoot. Check it out, hope you enjoy it.
Artists featured: In Flames, Audioslave, Godsmack, L.A. Guns, Those Damn Crows, Journey, Thin Lizzy, Slash feat Iggy Pop, Saxon, W.A.S.P., HIM, Live, Greta Van Fleet, The Doors, Jimmy Barnes, Metallica, King Diamond, Demon, John Cougar, Kid Rock, Drumfish, Future Radio, Johnathan Martin, Joe Bonamassa, Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Stiff Little Fingers, The Clash, The Jam, Ryan Adams, Tony Martin, Helloween, Junkyard, The Rolling Stones, Kiss, Chickenfoot, Van Halen.