Sunday, 27 September 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 26th September

Just back from a stag weekend in Manchester, so keep your voices down please.
1) The Cult - 'Lil devil
2) Gillan - Trouble
3) Marillion - Uninvited guest
4) Faith No More - Epic
5) Skid Row - 18 and life
6) Bad English - When I see you smile
7) Aerosmith - love in an elevator
8) Tom Petty - Yer so bad
9) Zenyth - Fall. For more details on this weeks new band, go to
10) Pat Benatar - All fired up
11) Dave Matthews Band - Funny the way it is
12) Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex & drugs & rock and roll
13) Charlatans - One to another
14) Skunk Anansie - Hedonism (just because you feel good)
15) ACDC - Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
16) Small Faces - All or nothing
17) The Who - Baba 'O Reilly
18) The Who - Who are you
19) Zentyth - Dirt
20) Muse - Supermassive black hole
21) The Ramones - Baby I love you
22) The Strawbs - Part of the union
23) Green Day - 21 guns
24) Status Quo - Ice in the sun

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Who's number one ?

Here's something I found which I'll simply paste because I believe it's of great interest.
Let's get The Who to number one
Iconic music legends The Who have never had a number 1 single in the UK charts. This seems wrong, somehow, especially considering the general excellence of their back-catalogue. Here's the idea then - you and everyone you know needs to download an MP3 of The Who's "Baba O'Riley" from a reputable retailer whose sales contribute to the UK chart (iTunes, HMV, 7-Digital, Napster, that kind of thing), and we get The Who to the top of the charts.

The key thing to remember though is this: we all need to do this in the same week. So, in the week commencing Monday 16th November 2009, you need to get online and buy "Baba O'Riley"... and you need to get all your friends to do the same thing... and they need to get all their friends... and so on.

Not only can we set right a musical wrong by finally giving The Who a chart-topper, we can also demonstrate the combined might of social networking. So whether you tweet, post, blog, poke, or anything else - tell everyone: buy The Who's "Baba O'Riley" as an MP3 download in the week commencing Monday 16th November 2009.

Where to buy... but not until week commencing 16th November 2009!

iTunes,, Napster, 7 digital or Amazon.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 19th September

As I lay here, let me share this weeks playlist with you.

1) Bon Jovi - Bad medicine
2) Deep Purple - Perfect strangers
3) Evanescence - My immortal
4) Thin Lizzy - Waiting for an alibi
5) Robert Palmer - Doctor doctor (bad case of loving you)
6) Fleetwood Mac - Sara
7) Supertramp - Breakfast in America
8) Blondie - One way or another
9) Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy
10) Issacs Aircraft - Friend or foe. For more on this weeks new group, go to
11) The Clash - London calling
12) Peter Gabriel - Big time
13) David Lee Roth - Just like paradise
14) Queen - Spread your wings
15) Black Sabbath - Iron man
16) Pearl Jam - Jeremy
17) Kiss - Lick it up
18) Marillion - Hard as love
19) Marillion - Fantastic place
20) Issacs Aircraft - Nothing to relate
21) Hoobastank - The reason
22) Eddie Cochran - Somethin' else
23) Gene Vincent - Pistol packin' mama
24) Lenny Kravitz - Let love rule
25) Richard Marx - Satisfied

The future of radio?

I've recently been checking out the competition. I've been listening to large amounts of community stations and internet radio programmes.And with very few exceptions, they've all missed the point. So many of them are purely doing a watered down version of commercial FM radio, with in some cases even worse presenters. I didn't realise this was possible, but believe me, it is.
For the new form of radio to survive, we need to be the innovators, not the followers. There are so many people in the market providing late night love songs or the best hits from the '80's, '90's and '90's, a concept invented in the 1980's by the hideous GWR (Great Western Radio) which ruined commercial radio.This boring format can be found anywhere, try something different.There's many untapped genres of music out there with a ready fan base waiting to be served. So let's serve them, and watch our audiences grow.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 12th September

It's an unusually warm day for September.
1) T-Rex - 20th century boy
2) Foreigner - That was yesterday
3) Crash Test Dummies - Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
4) Jethro Tull - Living in the past
5) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
6) David Bowie - Space Oddity
7) The Band - Rag mama rag
8) The Beatles - Golden slumbers/Carry that weight/The end
9) The Blues Shift - Walking blues. For more on this fine, unsigned travelling blues band, go to
10) Seasick Steve - St Louis slim
11) Popes Of Chillitown - Buy one, get one free. For more on this new ska based band, go to
12) Led Zeppelin - D'yer Maker
13) The Who - Join together
14) Russ Ballard - Voices
15) Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
16) Soundgarden - Black hole sun
17) Gun - Better days
18) The Blues Shift - King bee
19) Joe Bonamassa - Sloe gin
20) Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the sky
21) Electric Light Orchestra - Mr radio
22) George Harrison - When we was fab
23) Rainbow - 16th century greensleeves
24) Santana - Black magic woman

Friday, 4 September 2009

Soft Rock Classics Show 5th September

Welcome to the Rolls Royce of broadcasting
1) Guns 'N' Roses - Paradise city
2) Genesis - Land of confusion
3) Whitesnake - Still of the night
4) Gary Moore - Over the hills and far away
5) U2 - Where the streets have no name
6) Hooters - Satellite
7) God Sacks Man - No more tomorrow. For more on this up and coming teenage metal band from Cambridge, go to
8) Linkin Park - One step closer
9) Kings Of Leon - Sex on fire
10) Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe
11) Cheap Trick - I want you to want me
12) Cream - Strange brew
For the second hour of this weeks show, I'm joined by one of the finest prog rock bands in the country - Touchstone. For more information on the band and their new album, Wintercoast, go to
13) Touchstone - Strange days
14) Touchstone - Wintercoast
15) Touchstone - Zinomorph
16) Touchstone - Solace
17) Prelude - Jeremy Irons
18) Touchstone - Discordant dreams
19) Yes - Wondrous stories
20) Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - This wheel's on fire