Saturday, 29 August 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 29th August

This week, I'm delighted to be joined by Spike, the vocalist from the Quireboys.
1) Black Crowes - Jealous again
2) The Quireboys - Hey you
3) The Quireboys - I love this dirty town
4) The Quireboys - Mona Lisa smiled
5) Frankie Miller - Jealousy
6) UFO - Love to love
7) The Quireboys - Josephine
8) The Quireboys - 7 'O clock
9) The Quireboys - I don't love you anymore
10) Free - A little bit of love
11) Alice Cooper - Schools out
12) Rolling Stones - Tumbling dice
13) Chicago - Saturday in the park
14) Neil Young - Old man
15) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our house
16) Aerosmith - What it takes
17) Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant disguise
18) Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
19) Def Leppard - Rock of ages
20) Iron Maiden - Running free
21) The Beatles - Real love
22) Van Morrison - Moon dance

Friday, 28 August 2009

Marillion special

Available on selected stations, a repeat of the hour long Marillion special, first broadcast last year.
1) Marillion - Cover my eyes (pain and heaven)
2) Marillion - No one can
3) Marillion - What ever is wrong with you
4) Marillion - Out of this world
5) Marillion - Splintering heart
6) Marillion - Beautiful
7) Marillion - Easter

Saturday, 22 August 2009

The X Factor

It's back on our screens, a way for Simon Cowell and ITV to make money, I'm sorry, I mean give some poor undiscovered kid a break.
Yeah, right.The early rounds are like ritual humiliation, and now they've added an audience, it's a bit like the Romans throwing Christians to the lions.If you enjoy the early stages and watching a lot of these people who think they can sing, then you're a follower of blood sports. It's the same as making fun of the mentally ill.
And then there are the judges. These knowledgeable people have the nerve to criticise others. Let's see who they are. 1) Simon Cowell. A man who admits not to liking music, yet likes it if it makes him money. When he uses one of his pre-prepared put downs on another mentally ill person who think they can sing, how we laugh.And we always say,"you're so right Simon",on his verdicts. He's not so right, he's looking for a certain whiny tone.Would Roger Daltrey get through? I doubt it but he has more relevance than all the contestants put together.And Simon always champions someone with no ability who is constantly out of tune.
2)Louis Walsh. A man responsible for some chicken in the basket cover bands, including Westlife, Boyzone and Girls Aloud.One day he will answer for his henious crimes.
3)Danni Minogue. Had a few totally forgettable songs around ten years ago.
4)Cheryl Cole. Can't sing.People soon forget she has a conviction for assaulting a cleaner, using foul language against her. Let me correct myself here. Can't sing and is a nasty thug.
And these hypocrites who have the nerve to criticise others gave Girls Aloud a standing ovation for a completely out of tune performance.
And then you have the contestants. Those stupid kids who act as if their lives have ended because they didn't get through an audition or boot camp.Whatever happened to the love of performing, not the desire to be a superstar.They should all grow up.
And then you have the host. Dermot O' Leary is the only person who makes me long for the return of the irritant Kate Thornton.Watch and laugh as he bumbles his way through the introduction, gasp in wonder as he manages to ask the most inane questions to the contestants known to man. This is proof of what happens if you employ someone based on their looks alone.
In short, I hate the X factor, it has no meaning or relevance apart from making money.Even the winner will be forgotten within a year.Watch it at your peril.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 22nd August

My precious children in rock, here's this weeks show.
1) Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Even now
2) The Eagles - One of these nights
3) Feeder - Buck Rogers
4) Papa Roach - Last resort
5) Live - Overcome
6) Sum 41 - Fat lip
7) Weezer - Hash pipe
This week I'm joined by Bryan Josh from Mostly Autumn
8) Mostly Autumn - Evergreen
9) Mostly Autumn - Heroes never die
10) The Doors - Hello I love you
11) Deep Purple - Space truckin'
12) Blood Sweat & Tears - Spinning wheel
13) Be Bop Deluxe - Ships in the night
14) Genesis - The carpet crawlers
15) Breathing Space - Clear
16) Breathing Space - Questioning eyes. For more on this fast rising, highly talented group of prog rockers, go to or
17) ACDC - Money talks
18) Dio - Rainbow in the dark
19) Motley Crue - Home sweet home
20) Guns 'N' Roses - Since I don't have you

Friday, 14 August 2009

Soft Rock Classics show 15th August

This week it's the first of three specials reflecting the goings on at the Cambridge Rock Festival.
1) Boston - Rock and roll band
2) Heart - Never
3) Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven
4) Led Zeppelin - Battle of Evermore
5) Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb
6) Oli Brown Band - Played by the devil
7) Oli Brown Band - Psycho. For more information on this outstanding new blues artist, go to or
8) Tom Petty - Refugee
9) Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American band
10) Jimi Hendrix - Little wing
11) Asia - Only time will tell
12) Deep Purple - Smoke on the water
13) Nickelback - How you remind me
14) UFO - Only you can rock me
15) Cream - Crossroads
16) BB King - The Thrill is gone
17) Soliss - Yeah yeah yeah. For more on this new band from Southend, go to
18) Soliss - Cat in the bag
19) Scorpions - Coast to coast

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show Playlist 8th August

Just off to the Cambridge Rock Festival, but here's this weeks playlist before I go.
1) ZZ Top - La Grange
2) Gary Moore - Walking by myself
3) Robert Plant - Heaven knows
4) Marillion - Cover my eyes
5) Van Halen - Right now
6) Jesus Jones - Right here right now
7) Queen - Innuendo
8) Thunder - Love walked in
9) Dunnos - Chip on your shoulder. For more on this German punk band, go to
10) Magazine - Shot by both sides
11) The Buzzcocks - What do I get
12) Reef - Place your hands
13) Aerosmith - Dude looks like a lady
14) ACDC - Thunderstruck
15) Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
16) Dire Straits - Telegraph road
17) Deep Purple - Hush
18) Evanescence - My immortal
19) Whitesnake - Ain't no love in the heart of the city
20) Eddie Money - Take me home tonight
21) Wings - Jet
22) George Harrison - What is life
23) The Beatles - In my life