Friday, 31 July 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 31st July

One week to go until the Cambridge Rock Festival. I can't wait.

1) Placebo - Nancy boy
2) Nickelback - If today was your last day
3) Def Leppard - Promises
4) Saxon - And the bands played on
5) Genesis - Abacab
6) Rainbow - I surrender
7) Journey - Don't stop believing
8) The Who - You better you bet
9) Rush - Tom Sawyer
10) Sprungloaded - Shadows in the dark. For more on this weeks new unsigned band, go to
11) Jeff Buckley - Grace
12) ELO - Turn to stone
13) The Kinks - Till the end of the day
14) The Rolling Stones - Gimme shelter
15) Dream Theatre - Pull me under
16) Nirvana - In bloom
17) Marillion - No one can
18) Kiss - Detroit rock city
19) Jethro Tull - Aqualung
20) Sprungloaded - I tell a lie
21) Muse - Time is running out
22) Neil Young - Rockin' in the free world
23) The Eagles - Take it easy
24) FM - That girl

Friday, 24 July 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 24th July

Alright my children, here's your musical sustenance.
1) Cinderella - Somebody save me
2) Autograph - Turn up the radio
3) Guns 'N' Roses - Patience
4) Queen - Seven seas of Rhye
5) Deep Purple - Burn
6) Bad Company - Bad company
7) John Lennon - Whatever gets you through the night
8) Supertramp - Bloody well right
9) Elton John - The bitch is back
10) Tears Of Joy - Lovesongs. For more information on this weeks new band, go to
11) Chris De Burgh - Lonely sky
12) Tori Amos - Cornflake girl
13) Alanis Morisette - One hand in my pocket
14) Loverboy - Working for the weekend
15) Iron Maiden - The wicker man
16) Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love
17) Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley
18) Paolo Nutini - Coming up easy
19) Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower
20) Doobie Bothers - Minute by minute
21) Canned Heat - On the road again
22) Muddy Waters - Mannish boy
23) Fleetwood Mac - Need your love so bad
24) George Thoroughgood & The Destroyers - Bad to the bone
25) John Lee Hooker - Boom boom

Friday, 17 July 2009

Playlist 16th July

A highly varied line up this week.
1) Pete Townsend - Uniforms
2) The Creation - Painter man
3) Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Joy bringer
I'm joined this week by Thijs Van Leer from Focus
4) Focus - Focus
5) Focus - Hocus pocus
6) Focus - House of the king
7) Focus - Mother focus
8) Focus - Sylvia
9) Nirvana - The man who sold the world
10) Bryan Adams - Cuts like a knife (unplugged)
11) Van Morrison - Jackie Wilson said (I'm in heaven when you smile)
12) Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane
13) Curved Air - Back street luv
14) Badfinger - No matter what
15) Meatloaf - Bat out of hell
16) Cher - I found someone
17) Bon Jovi - Livin' on a prayer
18) Richie Valens - La Bamba
19) Cliff Richard - Move it
20) Eddie Cochran - C'mon everybody
21) Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please don't touch
22) The killers - The world we live in
23) Jackson Browne - Somebody's baby
24) Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
25) Moody Blues - The voice
26) Vixen - Cryin'

Cambridge Rock Festival

Forget the mudfest that calls itself a festival called Glastonbury. The place to be for the best rock music, old and new is the Cambridge Rock Festival.It takes place at Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridge Road, Barton, Cambridge CB3 7AT from 6th - 9th August.There are three stages, the main stage, the alternative stage (featuring the best new bands)and the blues stage.
Those appearing include Led Zep Too,Split Whiskers,The Pure Floyd Show,Who's Next featuring a performance of the Who's Tommy and the Oli Brown Band.Mostly Autumn and Barclay James Harvest appear on the Friday, with the Quireboys and Never the bride appearing on Saturday. Sunday's headliners are Focus and the original line up of Asia.
On the alternative stage, look out for Acer and The Winter Kings. I will be compering the alternative stage on the Sunday (come and say hello)brought to you by Silver Street Management. Appearing will be Imperial Vipers,Sons Of Albion and Zenyth.
On the blues stage, watch out for Larry Miller and Taildragger. The soft rock classics show will be recording various bands in performance and interview for future broadcast.
For more details,go to

Friday, 10 July 2009

Playlist 10th July

A new website and more stations joining the show weekly.The revolution has started.
1) Rolling Stones - Paint it black
2) Cream - I feel free
3) Buffalo Springfield - For what it's worth
4) Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of silence
5) ? and the Mysterions - 96 tears
6) Bob Dylan - I want you
7) Adam Smith - Forgive and forget. For more details on the immensely talented Adam, go to
8) Hives - Hate to say I told you so
9) Neil Young - Cinnamon girl
10) Pink Floyd - Learning to fly
11) Foo fighters - Learning to fly
12) Beatles - Blackbird
13) Police - Can't stand losing you
14) The Knack - My Sharona
15) The Cult - She sells sanctuary
16) Genesis - No son of mine
17) UFO - Doctor doctor
18) Thin Lizzy - Still in love with you
19) Deep Purple - Woman from Tokyo
20) Adam Smith - Paperplane
21) Jimi Hendrix - Little wing
22) The Who - Won't get fooled again
23) Magnum - Just like an arrow
24) Johnny Cash - Hurt
25) U2 - One

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 3rd July

Here me dears.
1) Alien Ant Farm - Smooth criminal
2) Fall Out Boy - Beat it
3) Status Quo - Beginning of the end
4) Status Quo - Roll over, lay down
5) Whitesnake - All for love
6) Whitesnake - Here I go again
7) ACDC - Anything goes
8) ACDC - Back in black
9) Chris Issac - We let her down
10) Jennifer Warnes - First we take Manhattan
11) Tom Petty - Mary Jane's last dance
12) Faces - You can make me dance, sing or anything
13) Metallica - Enter sandman
14) Bruce Springsteen - Working on a dream
15) Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
16) Marillion - This train is my life
17) Marillion - Neverland
18) Radiohead - Just
19) Vertical Horizon - Everything she wants
20) Wings - Live and let die
21) Phil Collins - Don't let him steal your heart away
22) Snowy White - Bird of paradise

Michael Jackson

So, a very talented and disturbed man dies at 50. The radio has been saturated with his songs (makes a change from Girls Aloud and other similar dirge) and people are acting as if their best friend has passed away. All very royal family, apart from when a member of the royal family dies, you have to put up with a week of non stop funeral type music everywhere, and it's dull, dull, dull.
I don't think even the most fanatical Michael Jackson fan can say that he's blameless for this, he had the talent, the money and the personal doctor and yet never realised a way to stay alive was to possibly not follow the example of Judy Garland and Elvis Presley and mess around with yourself through pills and in Jackson's case, extreme surgery.
The last time I was in the US, the TV and radio was full of commercials for pills and medication drugs. "Got heartburn, feel aching sensation in your arms, then buy these". No, those symptoms say you need a doctor, yet because all health in America has to be instantly paid for or you need massive personal insurance, I suspect many people choose to patch up any signs of injury with pills. Despite the UK's faults, thank god for the national health service.
This wasn't the case as far as Michael was concerned, it was just that nobody told him it wasn't a good idea to do those things to himself and his face. Look at how handsome he was at the time of Thriller compared to recent pictures. These "friends" and family should question their actions. "We love you Michael", they now say. Obviously not enough to stop him killing himself.