Listeners, this is going to be a relatively short episode. I've got a stinker of a cold and I have to work all weekend as well!
With the aid of DJ DJ and DJ Dr I have begun an excellent adventure. It's a bodacious quest to uncover new and exciting rock music. I'm not talking about new albums from bands that have been around for agers, but new(ish) stuff that hasn't hit a mass audience yet. Watch this space as we play air guitar, tell bad jokes and rock out.
Here are two bands worth a look. Firstly Vintage Trouble. Currently on tour across Europe with AC/DC, this US blues/rock/soul outfit have a fantastic debut album available (The Bomb Shelter Sessions) and a new one ready to go soon. It's like Ike and Tina crossed with Stevie Ray Vaughan and a barrel of monkeys.
Vintage Trouble - Pelvis Pusher - https://youtu.be/uoWyEg22eGI
Second cab off the rank are Kingswood. They hail from Australia and did rather well recently in online polls and the ARIA Awards. They're probably not as heavy as I expected but if you like Queens of the Stone Age or Pearl Jam then this might be your kind of thing.
Kingswood - I Can Feel That You Don't Love Me - https://youtu.be/VeaJaC9i5QA
Rehearsals are all but over for our May 30th show. Thank you to all those who have already bought tickets. I'm not yet a Bob Dylan convert but he does have a few good moments!
Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine Man (live) - https://youtu.be/OeP4FFr88SQ
As part of our excellent rock and roll adventure we will investigate what we're calling the "Dolly's Effect". This is a theory postulating that most bands go downhill after their fourth album. There's more to it than that but we'll explore this over the next few months. Feel free to contribute to the discussion if you like. Dolly's was a food van; the post-gig bacon and egg roll with BBQ sauce was a thing of legends.
On Saturday Night DJ Al-ee-sunshine, DJ DJ and I went to see "Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be" which is a look at the life and times of Bon Scott. It was a show in the same mould as Looking Through A Glass Onion in that the songs were interspersed with anecdotes about Bon's life. Nick Barker (one of my favourite artists) was in charge and he had a smoking hot band playing along. The range of songs chosen from AC/DC, Fraternity, The Spektors and The Valentines were well selected. In my opinion the band absolutely nailed the "Let There Be Rock" era AC/DC sound.
The Valentines - My Old Man's A Groovy Old Man - https://youtu.be/zdXnCIHstnI
AC/DC - Riff Raff - https://youtu.be/ErXbMB9R5-0
Nick Barker - Time Bomb - https://youtu.be/troz3IhG-3k
See you all next week...
"...they don't have lightswitches in trouser pockets!", Spike Milligan, Badjelly The Witch.