These shows will put a Spring in your step as the weather warms up…
100 Years in 1000 Songs – Tuesday 23rd
I will continue the chronological journey through the most influential, inspirational and important songs of the last 100 years spanning all genres.
In Part 7, I will highlight the diversity of styles competing against the advancement of rock roll in 1958-1959.
I will be dipping into the sounds of Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Everly Brothers, Peggy Lee, Ray Charles and plenty more in 60 minutes of the history of music with your ultimate historical playlist.
England’s Dreaming – Tuesday 23rd
I will be once again squeezing as many 3 minute heroes into these 2 hours as possible of the punk and new wave prolific era of 1976-1981.
I will be welcoming first time appearances in the show for Radiators from Space, The Now, The Rowdies, Monochrome Set, The Dodgems, The Skodas, The Outsiders, Essential Logic and Daisy Chainsaw.
There’s plenty of the big tracks from the era from Vibrators, The Jam, Sham 69, The Stranglers and Squeeze alongside those more hidden classics from The Police, Blondie, Echo & the Bunnymen, Toyah and loads more.
The ‘Cover 2 Cover’ slot features two cult 60s classics covered by our heroes; and the ‘Go 2 Extremes’ slot features the most influential band of the American New Wave scene.
The Rock Bar – Wednesday 24th
The doors are open and I will be ready to serve you up another 3 hours of rock to midnight. From this week I will also be including the up to date Top 10 Rock Album Chart from 9.30. The Classic Rock Album of the Week is the most influential heavy metal album of all time from 1969; and the Onwards and Upwards’ slot features a slick trio from the USA called Levara.
The ‘Cover Version of the Week’ is a George Michael (?!) gem; the final hour of the show is devoted to this very week in a Vintage Rock Year – this week we go back to 1995; and we close the doors with ‘One for the Road’ as we send you on your way with an iconic 80s beast.
In between there is more room in the bar for new rock and metal alongside the classics including Trivium, Architects, Audioslave, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Velvet Revolver, EyeHateGod, Deep Purple and crate loads more.
Consume as much as you can.
Acceptable in the 80s – Friday 26thThis week I will take you back to the sounds of 33 years ago as we head back to March 1988.
A mixed bag of rock, hip hop, house, new jack swing, reggae and soul will soothe your ears this week and bring those late 80s memories flooding back.
I will switch from Bomb the Bass to Eddy Grant; INXS to Derek B; Iron Maiden to The Primitives, and Eddy Grant to Eric B & Rakim.
It’s more acceptable than you realise.
No.1s Show – Saturday 27th
As always take the rough with the smooth, the new with the old, the classics with the forgotten and of course the random as I tap into those chart toppers from this week in the last 60 years.
I will play a track from two No.1 albums that were at the top from this week in 1983 and 1995; and we close the show with those US No.1s from this week in the last 60 years that didn’t make it all the way to the top over here from 1967, 1973 and 2013.
Enjoy the week of Springfest tunes and don’t forget to put the clocks forward!