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A weekly mix of new and classic rock

Sunday 22:00, Monday and Friday 22:00 repeat

A weekly mix of new and classic rock, signposting forthcoming gigs and tours.  Broadcast live on Sundays.

In the second hour ‘Live Legends’ features two tracks from significant live artists whilst ‘Anniversary Rock’ picks out some events this week in rock music history.

The shows are posted here shortly after the repeat broadcasts.


Recent shows

[22.03.20]

1. KING KING I Will Not Fall, Single (2020) 3:29
2. SARI SCHORR A New Revolution, Live In Europe (2020) 5:12
3.. BAD TOUCH Strut, Single (2020) 4:25
4. GRAHAM GOULDMAN Battlefield, Love And Work (2012) 4:18
5. GRAHAM GOULDMAN Hangin’ By A Thread, Modesty Forbids (2020) 3:54
6. VEGA Grit Your Teeth, Single (2020) 3:40
7. FM Broken, Single (2020) 4:04
8. LUCIFER Midnight Phantom, Lucifer III (2020) 4:12
9. BUFFALO SUMMER If Walls Could Speak, Desolation Blue (2020) 3:45
10. KATATONIA Behind The Blood, City Burials (2020) 4:35
11. THE DANBERRYS Love Conquers War, Shine (2020) 2:55
12. DANI WILDE Howling At The Moon, Single (2020) 4:46
13 JUDIE TZUKE Better Place, Songclub Too (2) 3:54
14 JONI MITCHELL Night Of The Iguana, Shine (2007) 4:37
15. VANJA SKY Trouble Maker, Woman Named Trouble (2020) 3:17
16. RORY GALLAGHER Edged In Blue, Check Shirt Wizard Live 1977 (2020) 5:56
17. AMERICA You Can Do Magic, Struttin’ Our Stuff (2006) 4:04
18. ROB COTTINGHAM Invisible Man, Back Behind The Orchard Tree (2020) 8:34
19. THE ONEIRA Paint Your Soul, Injection (2020) 4:17
20. ELYSIUM Before The End, Labyrinth Of Fallen Angels (2020) 3:31
21. DYNAZTY Waterfall, The Dark Delight (2020) 4:04
22. THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE Parallel World Diamonds (2020) 5:17
23. ALANNAH MYLES Black Velvet, Black Velvet (1990) 4:49
24. MIKE + THE MECHANICS The Living Years (2019 version), Out Of The Blue (2019) 5:32
25. TRAFFIC Glad ,John Barleycorn Must Die (1973) 6:58


[15.03.20]

1. HAREM SCAREM In The Unknown, Change The World (2020) 4:32
2. FM Synchronized, Single (2020) 4:35
3.. HOUSE OF LORDS One More, Single (2020) 4:32
4. GOTTHARD Cupid’s Arrow, Lipservice (2020) 3:45
5. GOTTHARD Man On A Mission, 13 (2020) 3:45
6. BLUE OYSTER CULT Harvest Moon, Heaven Forbid (2020 ed.) 4:54
7. STEVEN WILSON Personal Shopper, Personal Shopper (2020) 9:49
8. DREAMING MADMEN Behind My Wall, Ashes Of A Diary (2020) 8:55
9. THE ONEIRA Behind The Sun, Injection (2020) 3:47
10. ALLEN OLZON No Sign Of Life, Worlds Apart (2020) 4:25
11. DYNAZTY The Dark Delight, The Dark Delight (2020) 5:12
12. JARED JAMES NICHOLS Throw Me To The Wolves, Single (2020) 3:52
13 MAGNUM Vigilante, Live At Symphony Hall (2019) 5:23
14. NAZARETH Vigilante Man, The Naz Box (2011) 4:50
15. VANJA SKY Oh Well, Woman Named Trouble (2020) 2:51
16. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Leave It All Behind, F8 (2020) 3:52
17. BRIAN TARQUIN PROJECT Evil In Men’s Hearts, Vegas Blue (2020) 4:13
18. THE SLEEP HAZYS Move, Easy To Buy, Harder To Sell (2020) 3:01
19. COMPASS Our Time On Earth Pt.1, Our Time On Earth (2020) 9:24
20. FRAMING HANLEY Counterfeit, Envy (2020) 3:52
21. CAT STEVENS Moonshadow, Teaser And The Firecat (1971) 2:52
22. JACKSON BROWNE Running On Empty, Running On Empty (1977) 4:56
23. PAUL KOSSOFF Time Away, Back Street Crawler (2008 ed.) 5:48


[08.03.20]

1. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR I’m In The Mood, Restless Heart (2019) 3:45
2. SARI SCHORR Ain’t Got No Money, Live In Europe (2020) 5:23
3.. MARISA AND THE MOTHS Choke, Marisa And The Moths (2020) 4:55
4. RICHARD MARX Rhythm Of Life, Richard Marx (1987) 4:44
5. RICHARD MARX Limitless, Limitless (2020) 2:58
6. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Darkness Settles In, F8 (2020) 4:44
7. BIFF BYFORD Pedal To The Metal, School Of Hard Knocks (2020) 3:39
8. BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY Goodbye To Yesterday, Two Tails & The Dirty Truth Of Love & Revolution (2020) 4:22
9. RUSS BALLARD The Misunderstood, It’s Good To Be Here (2020) 4:38
10. GRAHAM GOULDMAN It’s Not You It’s Me, Modesty Forbids (2020) 3:23
11. JO HARMAN Say You Want Me, EP (2020) 4:49
12. SNAKE OIL & HARMONY Save The Day, Hurricane Riders (2020) 4:31
13. BLUE OYSTER CULT (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, Agents Of Fortune (2020 ed.) 5:07
14. FM Synchronized, Single (2020) 4:35
15 GENESIS Invisible Touch, Single (1991) 5:00
16. GREAT WHITE House Of Broken Love, Stage (2020) 6:29
17. GENTLE GIANT A Cry For Everyone, Octopus (2020 ed.) 4:05
18. LUCIFER Midnight Phantom, Lucifer III (2020) 4:12
19. VANJA SKY Voodoo Mama, Woman Named Trouble (2020) 3:40
20. COMPASS Neon, Our Time Left On Earth (2020) 7:22
21. STUCKFISH Fallen Angels, The Watcher (2020) 8:54
22. ROBERT PLANT Calling To You, Fate Of Nations (1993) 5:49
23. PAT BENATAR Wuthering Heights, Synchronistic Wanderings (1999) 4:28
24. BONNIE TYLER Believe In Me, Rocks And Honey (2013) 3:57


[01.03.20]

1. JARED JAMES NICHOLS Nails In The Coffin, Single (2019) 2:57
2. BUFFALO SUMMER Hit The Ground Running, Single (2020) 3:23
3.. WILLE AND THE BANDITS Keep It On The Downlow, Single edit (2020) 4:06
4. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Bad Company, Single (2009) 4:20
5. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH A Little Bit Off, F8 (2020) 3:12
6. GOTTHARD Another Last Time, #13 (2020) 4:00
7. THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Taurus, Aeromantic (2020) 2:54
8. THE UNITY Destination Unknown, Pride (2020) 5:06
9. BLACK SWAN Sacred Place, Shake The World (2020) 4:46
10. SHAKRA Son Of Fire, Mad World (2020) 4:17
11. THE CADILLAC THREE The Jam, Country Fuzz (2020) 3:10
12. KING KING I Will Not Fall, Single (2020) 3:29
13. SARI SCHORR Ready For Love, Live In Europe (2020) 5:00
14. JUDIE TZUKE While She Sleeps, Songs 2 (2008) 4:33
15 JULIA MARCELL The Odds, Single (2020) 3:07
16. BRANDON GIBBS Leave, Single (2020) 3:57
17. THE ZOMBIES Hung Up On A Dream, Odyssey & Oracle Revisited (2008) 3:20
18. GROUNDHOGS Split IV, United Artists Years 1972-1976 (2013) 4:48
19. KRIS BARRAS BAND What A Way To Go,  Light It Up (2019) 3:17
20. VALIS ABLAZE Proxy, Render (2019) 4:04
21. UNPROCESSED The Mirror, Covenant (2018) 5:25
22. FRANK CARDUCCI Journey Through The Mind, Torn Apart (2014) 8:00
23. THE NEAL MORSE BAND Welcome To The World, Live In Brno 2019 (2020) 6:20
24.. KARNEY Ramble On, EP (2020) 4:49
25. BIFF BYFORD Scarborough Fair, School Of Hard Knocks (2020) 5:07
26. FM Get Ready, Long Lost Friends (2005) 3:56


[23.02.20]

1. BIFF BYFORD School Of Hard Knocks, School Of Hard Knocks (2020) 4:20
2. COLLATERAL Won’t Stop Me Dreamin, Collateral (2020) 3:05
3.. FRAMING HANLEY Bubbles, Envy (2020) 3:58
4. RUSS BALLARD The Fire Still Burns, Fire Still Burns (1985) 5:36
5. RUSS BALLARD Time Machine, It’s Good To Be Here (2020) 3:50
6. JORN Nightlife, Heavy Rock Radio II (2020) 4:05
6. SHAKRA When He Comes Around, Mad World (2020) 3:50
7. BLACK SWAN Immortal Souls, Shake The World (2020) 6:12
8. WILLE & THE BANDITS Retribution, Single (2020) 3:28
9. SAMANTHA FISH Watch It Die, Single (2020) 3:54
10. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR All My Love, Restless Heart (2019) 3:38
11. BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST Love On The Line, Eye Of The Universe (2013 ed.) 4:40
12 MICHAEL SEMBELLO Maniac, Single (1983) 4:12
13. NEWMAN Moving Target, Ignition (2020) 4:28
14. THE KENDALL CONNECTION Staring Back At Me, The Kendall Connection (2020) 4:15
15. THE ENID The Dreamer, Live At Loughborough Hall, 1980 (2020) 7:43
16. CARAVAN Memory Lain, Hugh/ Headloss, Live At Fairfield Halls, 1974 (2002) 9:26
17. AL DI MEOLA Here Comes The Sun, Across The Universe (2020) 3:26
18. LARS BOUTRUP Jerry And The Suitcase, The Great Beyond (2020) 5:13
19. FLYING CIRCUS The Hope We Had (in 1968), 1968 (2020) 6:44
20. OUTLAWS Green Grass And High Tides, Outlaws (1975) 9:49
21. SUZI QUATRO Macho Man, No Control (2019) 3:43
22. BERNIE MARSDEN Trouble, Shine (2014) 4:29
23. GRAHAM GOULDMAN All Around The World, Modesty Forbids (2020) 3:15


[16.02.20]

1. MAGNUM Stormy Weather, Sleepwalking (1992) 4:42
2. TEN Stormwarning, Stormwarning (2011) 5:39
3.. JIMI HENDRIX In From The Storm, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun (1997) 3:40
4. NEWMAN Illuminate, The Elegance Machine (2015) 3:59
5. NEWMAN Life In The Underground, Ignition (2020) 5:16
6. REBECCA DOWNES Breathe Out, More Sinner Than Saint (2019) 5:04
7. SARI SCHORR Damn The Reason, Live In Europe (2020) 4:48
8. BLACK SWAN She’s On To Us, Shake The World (2020) 4:41
9. VOODOO SIX Gone Forever, Simulation Game (2020) 4:19
10. ROBERT HART Chemistry, Pure (2020) 3:25
11. CLANNAD In A Lifetime, Anam (1990) 3:10
12. BIFF BYFORD Me And You, School Of Hard Knocks (2020) 4:16
13 RUSS BALLARD Kickin’ The Can, It’s Good To Be Here (2020) 4:02
14. COLLATERAL Mr Big Shot, Collateral (2020) 3:37
15. SILVERTHORNE Movin, EP (2020) 3:54
16. HARDLINE Hot Cherie, Life Live (2020) 5:48
17. BLAZE BAYLEY Stare At The Sun, Live In Czech (2020) 5:10
18. FRAMING HANLEY Throwing Knives, Envy (2020) 4:48
19. MOON HALO The Web, Chroma (2020) 4:48
20. DAVE KERZNER Crash Landing, Breakdown – A Compilation (2019) 5:46
21. EXPLORING BIRDSONG The Sinking Question, EP (2019) 3:53
22. JOHN VERITY Broken Heart, Passion (2020) 6:01
23. STEVE HARLEY How Can I Tell You, Uncovered (2020) 4:18
24. TORI AMOS Cornflake Girl, Under The Pink (1994) 5:07
25. MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND Don’t Kill It Carol, Angel Station (1979) 6:16


[09.02.20]

This week’s show has a slightly romantic feel ahead of 14 February.

1. WHITESNAKE Is This Love, 1987 (1987) 4:35
2. FOREIGNER Waiting For A Girl Like You, 4 (1981) 4:48
3.. EUROPE New Love In Town, Last Look At Eden (2009) 3:32
4. ROBERT HART Ridin’ On The Wind, Robert Hart (1992) 7:03
5. ROBERT HART Mysterious, Pure (2020) 4:10
6. JOHN VERITY Higher, Passion (2020) 4:59
7. SARI SCHORR Thank You, Live In Europe (2020) 3:53
8. WISHBONE ASH Coat Of Arms, Coat Of Arms (2020) 7:55
9. ANCHOR LANE Clocks, Casino (2020) 3:19
10. H.E.A.T. Dangerous Ground, Single (2020) 4:06
11. GORDON GILTRAP One For Billie, Woman (2020) 2:48
12. STEVE HARLEY Only You, Uncovered (2020) 4:18
13.. DON DOKKEN Sarah, Solitary (2020 reissue) 5:53
14. JOE SATRIANI Nineteen Eighty, Shapeshifting (2020) 3:35
15. TARJA Crimson Deep, Luna Park Ride (2015) 7:27
16. PINK FLOYD The Great Gig In The Sky, Pulse (1999) 5:38
17. BLIND EGO The Pulse, Preaching To The Choir (2020) 8:38
18. MOON HALO Don’t Let It End Like This, Chroma (2020) 6:27
19. HANFORD FLYER Timeless, Fruits de Mer Records compilation (2020) 5:16
20. BETH HART Sugar Shack (Dance mix), Single (2020) 3:54
21. BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY Soul Revolutionaries, Two Tails & The Dirty Truth Of Love & Revolution (2020) 4:17
22. ROD STEWART What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So In Love With You), You’re In My Heart (2019) 4:38
23. MOTLEY CRUE If I Die Tomorrow, Red, White & Crue (2008) 3:40
24. AL GREEN Let’s Stay Together, Single (1972) 3:18


02.02.20]

1. BERNIE MARSDEN & MICKY MOODY Oh Well, The Night The Guitars Came To Play (2016) 3:51
2. ELIANA CARGNELUTTI I’m A Woman, Electric Woman (2015) 4:18
3.. HOLLOWSTAR All I Gotta Say, Hollowstar (2019) 3:10
4. OUTLAWS There Goes Another Love Song, Outlaws (1975) 3:07
5. OUTLAWS Dark Horse, Run Dixie Highway (2020) 5:48
6. WISHBONE ASH We Stand As One, Coat Of Arms (2020) 4:15
7. COLLATERAL Merry Go Round, Collateral (2020) 4:07
8. MATT MITCHELL & THE COLD HEARTS Home, Matt Mitchell & The Cold Hearts (2019) 3:33
9. JOHN VERITY Cocaine, My Religion (2016) 4:34
10. MALONE SIBUN I Want You Back, Come Together (2020) 4:59
11. ROCK GODDESS This Time, This Time (2019) 3:48
12. MARISA AND THE MOTHS Choke, Marisa And The Moths (2019) 4:55
13. ROBERT HART Colour Of Love, Pure (2020) 3:39
14.. REVOLUTION SAINTS Price We Pay, Rise (2020) 4:14
15. MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND Save Yourself, High Times – Live In Italy (2020) 5:03
16. BLUE OYSTER CULT The Vigil, Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 (2020) 7:05
17.. SONS OF APOLLO New World Today, MMXX (2020) 15:50
18. VINNIE MOORE Mystified, Soul Shifter (2020) 3:36
19. MOON HALO Seventh Heaven, Chroma (2020) 4:54
20. STEVE CROPPER Night After Night, Night After Night (1982) 5:04
21. ABBA The Name Of The Game, The Album (1978) 4:54
22. WARM RAIN Here Comes The Rain Again, Back Above The Clouds (2019) 5:02


There was no live show on 26 January.

On Sunday 26 January we remember John Wetton (who died 31 January 2017) with a 2009 interview, followed by his one-time collaborator Geoff Downes interviewed in 2012.

[19.01.20]

1. REVOLUTION SAINTS Closer, Rise (2020) 4:11
2. THE DEAD DAISIES Righreous Days, Single (2019) 3:38
3.. BRITISH LION The Burning, The Burning (2020) 5:15
4. VOODOO SIX Wasteland, Make Way For The King (2017) 5:35
5. VOODOO SIX The Traveller, Simulation Game (2020) 5:34
6. SONS OF APOLLO King Of Delusion, MMXX (2020) 8:48
7. THE LAST INTERNATIONALE Try Me, Soul On Fire (2019) 3:28
8. COLLATERAL In It For Love, Collateral (2020) 3:19
9. DAVE BICKLER Fear Of The Dark, Darklight (2019) 5:02
10. BLIND EGO Heading For The Stars, Preaching To The Choir (2020) 5:33
11. MAGNUM House Of Kings, The Serpent Rings (2020) 4:46
12. BACKYARD BABIES Bad Seeds, Silver And Gold (2019) 3:48
13. H.E.A.T. Come Clean, Single (2020) 3:43
14. THE QUIREBOYS I Love This Dirty Town, Homewreckers & Heartbreakers (2018) 4:17
15. DEEP PURPLE Above And Beyond, Now What?! Gold Deluxe Edition (2013) 5:30
16.. MARIANA SEMANKA Invisible, Sleepwalking (2020) 3:09
17. MOON HALO Let Me Out, Chroma (2020) 5:12
18. DISTRICT 97 Sheep, Screens (2019) 6:40
20. DJABE & STEVE HACKETT Walking Around, Back To Sardinia (2019) 9:14
FRANK WYATT & FRIENDS Fred’s Song, Zeitgeist (2019) 5:37
21. OZZY OSBOURNE Crucify, Scream (2010) 3:28
22. A-HA The Living Daylights, Single (1987) 4:16
23. CHIC Le Freak, Single (1978) 5:27


[12.01.20]

1. COLLATERAL Merry Go Round, Collateral (2020) 4:07
2. ANCHOR LANE Casino, Casino (2020) 3:26
3.. MASON HILL Hold On, Single (2019) 4:12
4. SONS OF APOLLO Divine Addiction, Psychotic Symphony (2017) 4:42
5. SONS OF APOLLO Desolate July, MMXX (2020) 5:58
6. MAGNUM The Serpent Rings, The Serpent Rings (2020) 6:55
7. VOODOO SIX Gone Forever, Simulation Game (2020) 4:19
8. A NEW TOMORROW Mountains, Universe (2019) 3:49
9. KAMCHATKA Monster, Hoodoo Lightning (2019) 4:04
10. GRAND SLAM Grand Slam, Hit The Ground (2019) 4:53
11. TYGERS OF PAN TANG Words Cut Like Knives, Ritual (2019) 4:37
12. LIBERTY LIES These Dark Days, It’s The Hope That Kills You (2019) 7:16
13. MOLLY KARLOFF She Said, Supernaturalation EP (2020) 4:27
14. CAMEL Another Night, Anthology (2010) 6:29
15. RUSH Between The Wheels, R30 (2005) 6:16
16.. BERNIE SHAW & DALE COLLINS Alone, Too Much Information (2019) 4:35
17. BLIND EGO Dark Paradise, Preaching To The Choir (2020) 5:13
18. THE FLOWER KINGS Steampunk, Waiting For Miracles (2019) 6:16
20. THE KORGIS Love Turned Me Around, This World’s For Everyone (2007) 5:01
21. GARY MOORE Bad For You Baby, Live In London (2020) 3:06
22. STEVEN TYLER & NUNO BETTENCOURT Brown Sugar, Muscle Shoals…Small Town …Big Sound (2018) 3:29
23. OASIS Don’t Look Back In Anger, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (1995) 4:49
24. THE QUIREBOYS Amazing Disgrace, Amazing Disgrace (2019) 5:06


[05.01.20] In the first hour a preview of the two Butlins Live Weekends in January.

1. SONS OF APOLLO Fall To Ascend, MMXX (2020) 5:06
2. REVOLUTION SAINTS When The Heartache Has Gone, Rise (2020) 4:40
3.. EVANESCENCE The Chain, Single (2019) 4:12
4. MAGNUM Brand New Morning, Brand New Morning (2002) 5:54
5. MAGNUM The Archway Of Tears, The Serpent Rings (2020) 6:21
6. DAMIAN WILSON & ADAM WAKEMAN On This Battlefield, The Sun Will Dance Its Twilight Hour (2018) 3:24
7. HEATHER FINDLAY Winner, Wild White Horses (2019) 4:58
8. BURNT OUT WRECK Dead Or Alive, This Is Hell (2019) 4:52
9. ZOE SCHWARZ Thank You, The Blues And I Should Have A Party (2018) 3:59
10. SAVOY BROWN Conjure Rhythm, City Light (2019) 4:51
11. MALONE SIBUN BAND I Want You Back, Come Together (2020) 4:15
12. DAVE BICKLER Hope, Darklight (2019) 3:33
13. DIAMOND HEAD Until We Burn, The Coffin Train (2020) 6:09
14. COLLATERAL Lullaby, Collateral (2020) 2:54
15. MOLLY HATCHET The Journey, Battleground (2019) 7:34
16.. GIRLSCHOOL Play Dirty, King Biscuit Flower Hour (1997) 4:14
17. DEBORAH BONHAM Duchess And The Shufflemeister, Duchess (2008) 4:53
18. DJABE & STEVE HACKETT Girl In The Palau Woods, Back To Sardinia (2019) 9:42
19. DAVE KERZNER Not Coming Down (Live), Breakdown A Compilation 1995-2019 (2019) 5:28
20. CHANTEL McGREGOR Your Fever, Bury’d Alive (2019) 4:43
21. CHRIS REA Fool(If You Think It’s Over), The Best of (1994) 4:06
22. ERIC CLAPTON Bad Love, Journeyman (1989) 5:14
23. PHIL COLLINS In The Air Tonight, Face Value (1981) 5:36


LINKS

Assume The Position Archive – Index (includes October – December 2019)
Assume The Position Playlists 2018 (PDF opens in separate tab)
David Randall bio
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