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Assume The Position with David Randall

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.

Throughout August in our ‘Anniversary Rock’ slot we’ll be celebrating the ‘Summer of Love’ with music from 1967!

Latest playlists

10.09.17

1. H.E.A.T. Blind Leads The Blind, Into The Great Unknown (2017) 3:22
2. WAYWARD SONS I Don’t Wanna Go, Ghosts Of Yet To Come (2017) 4:13
3. FOO FIGHTERS The Line, Concrete And Gold (2017) 3:39
4. THRESHOLD Stars And Satellites, Legends Of The Shires (2017) 7:20
5. OTIS Blind Hawg, Eyes Of The Sun (2017) 3:13
6. JONNY LANG Last Man Standing, Signs (2017) 3:26
7. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Love Remains, BCCIV (2017) 4:52
8. STEVE HILL Rhythm All Over, Solo Recordings Vol.3 (2017) 3:37
9.. KING KING Long Time Running, Exile & Grace (2017) 4:47
10. ROADCASE ROYALE Even It Up, First Things First (2017) 3:44
11. JUDIE TZUKE Lifeline, Peace Has Broken Out (2017) 4:00
12. JANIS IAN On The Other Side, The Essential 2.0 (2017) 4:25
13. DAVE STEWART Every Single Night (featuring Martina McBride), Nashville Sessions The Duets Vol.1 (2017) 3:50
14. KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD Nothing But The Night, Lay It On Down (2017) 4:53
15. GAMMA RAY Space Eater, Alive ’95 (2017) 4:45
16. JETHRO TULL My Sunday Feeling, Living With The Past (2014) 3:59
17. GENTLE GIANT Freedom’s Child, Three Piece Suite (2017) 4:08
18. COLOSSEUM I Can’t Live Without You, Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (2017 ed.) 4:14
19. RICK WAKEMAN A Hint Of Autumn, Art In Music Trilogy (2017) 8:27
20. TEN YEARS AFTER I Hear You Calling My Name, 1967-1974 (Box set, 2017) 11:06
21. LEVEL 42 It’s Over, Collected (2016) 4:41
22. THE VERVE Bittersweet Symphony, Urban Hymns (1997) 5:58
23. THE STEVE MILLER BAND Fly Like An Eagle, Live! (2011) 3:29


03.09.17

1. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION The Crow BCCIV, (2017) 5:59
2. JARED JAMES NICHOLS Don’t Be Scared, Black Magic (2017) 3:26
3. EUROPE Walk The Earth, Single (2017) 4:16
4. H.E.A.T. Break The Silence, Live In London (2016) 5:05
5. AS LIONS World On Fire, Selfish Age (2017) 3:37
6. SAXON The Preacher, Solid Book of Rock (box set, 2017) 4:56
7. SAXON Hell Freeezes Over, Solid Book of Rock (box set, 2017) 4:44
8. SAXON Live To Rock, Solid Book of Rock (box set, 2017) 5:29
9.. EDEN’S CURSE Don’t Bring Me Down, Revisited (2017) 3:31
10. THRESHOLD On The Edge, Legends Of The Shires (2017) 5:20
11. STEELY DAN Bodhisattva, The Very Best of (2009) 5:17
12. GENTLE GIANT Why Not, Three Piece Suite (2017) 5:46
13. THE VIRGINMARYS Sweet Loretta, Sitting Ducks EP (2017) 3:11
14. TEN YEARS AFTER You Give Me Loving, Recorded Live (1973) 5:58
15. THUNDER Stand Up, All You Can Eat (2016) 4:23
16. BLACK SABBATH Hand Of Doom, Paranoid (1970) 7:07
17. BLACK SABBATH Tomorrow’s Dream, Vol.4 (1972) 3:10
18. BLACK SABBATH Dirty Women, Technical Ecstasy (1976) 7:09
19. MOLLIE MARRIOTT King Of Hearts, Truth Is Like A Wolf (2017) 5:07
20. JUDIE TZUKE Love Is Not Enough, Peace Has Broken Out (2017) 3:50
21.. ELEANOR McEVOY The Last Rose Of Summer, The Thomas Moore Project (2017) 3:43
22. EURYTHMICS Sweet Dreams, Single (1983) 4:52
23. FLEETWOOD MAC Say You Love Me, Fleetwood Mac (1976) 4:11
24. EARTH, WIND & FIRE September, Single (1978) 3;35


27.08.17

1. KING KING Tear It All Up Exile & Grace (2017) 4:08
2. SHAMAN’S HARVEST So Long Red Hands, Black Deeds (2017) 3:02
3. DEVILFIRE She’s Like Fire Dark Manoeuvres (2017) 3:22
4. MOLLIE MARRIOTT Run With The Hounds Truth Is Like A Wolf (2017) 3:57
5. JUDIE TZUKE Full Moon Blackout Peace Has Broken Out (2017) 3:58
6. RICKY ROSS The Kid At The Airport Short Stories Vol.1 (2017) 2:55
7. OPEL Double Bubble The Bough At Jacob’s Rake Demos (2017) 3:44
8. THE GETAWAY DRIVERS Suburban Summer Smile Bellatopia (2015) 4:28
9. JARED JAMES NICHOLS Got To Have You Black Magic (2017) 2:50
10.. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Sway BCCIV (2017) 5:23
11. THE VIRGINMARYS Sweet Loretta Sitting Ducks EP (2017) 3:11
12. H.E.A.T. Into The Great Unknown Into The Great Unknown (2017) 7:23
13. KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD Nothing But The Night Lay It On Down (2017) 4:53
14. INGLORIOUS Tell Me Why II (2017)
15. OVEREND WATTS Rise Up He’s Real Gone (2017) 4:07
16. ALCATRAZZ Suffer Me Live Sentence (1984) 4:50
17. DEEP PURPLE Strange Kind Of Woman Now?What! (Gold Deluxe ed.) (2015) 6:07
18. BLACKMORE’S NIGHT Ghost Of John To The Moon And Back (2017) 3:34
19. BLACK SABBATH Sleeping Village Black Sabbath (1970) 3:46
20. BLACK SABBATH Lord Of This World Master Of Reality (1971) 5:26
21. BLACK SABBATH Thrill Of It All Sabotage (1975 5:55
22. CATS IN SPACE September Rain Scarecrow (2017) 3:59
23. THE PINEAPPLE THIEF Alone At Sea Magnolia (2014) 5:32
24. NEWMAN High Tonight (Aerial) Aerial (2017) 4:47
25. VANILLA FUDGE You Keep Me Hangin’ On Single (1967) 3:45
26. BRENTON WOOD Gimme Little Sign Single (1967) 2:20
27. VAN MORRISON Brown Eyed Girl Single (1967) 3:07


20.08.17

1. H.E.A.T. We Rule, Into The Great Unknown (2017) 5:44
2. EDEN’S CURSE Stronger Than The Flame, Eden’s Curse – revisited (2017) 5:51
3. MARTINA EDOFF Turn Our Pages, We Will Align (2017) 5:13
4. DEVILFIRE Waiting For A Rock Star, Dark Manouevres (2017) 4:42
5. MOLLIE MARRIOTT Love Your Bones, Truth Is Like A Wolf (2017) 4:51
6. TRAVELIN JACK Metropolis, Commencing Countdown (2017) 4:03
7. MONSTER MAGNET Medicine, Spine Of God (reissue, 2017) 3:28
8.. MARTIN TURNER Blowin’ Free, Argus (2008) 5:23
9.. BLACKMORE’S NIGHT Writing On The Wall, To The Moon And Back (2017) 3:39
10. HARDLINE Hot Cherie Double Eclipse (1991) 4:46
11. HOUSE OF LORDS Sahara, Sahara (1990) 5:27
12. THRESHOLD Small Dark Lines, Single (2017) 4:12
13. THE NEW ROSES Dancing On A Razor Blade, One More For The Road (2017) 3:39
14. WISHBONE ASH Warrior, Argus (2008) 5:41
15. UFO Only You Can Rock Me, Official Bootleg Box Set Disc 4 (2009) 4:26
16. SUSAN CATTANEO Back Door Slam (with Davy Knowles), The Hammer & The Heart (2017) 4:02
17. GENTLE GIANT Peel The Paint, Three Piece Suite (2017) 7:55
18. STEVEN WILSON Detonation, To The Bone (2017) 9:20
19. FROST* Closer To The Sun, Falling Satellites (2016) 7:20
20. THE TANGENT Basildonxit, The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery (2017) 5:21
21. FLOWERPOT MEN Let’s Go To San Francisco, Single (1967) 3:36
22. THE BARKAYS Soul Finger, Single (1967) 2:19
23. BOBBIE GENTRY Ode To Billy Joe, Single (1967) 4:14


13.08.17

1. GLEN CAMPBELL Wichita Lineman, Greatest Hits (2009) 3:09
2. JUICE NEWTON/GLEN CAMPBELL Up Where We Belong, Duets (2010) 3:56
3. THEA GILMORE Rise, The Counterweight (2017) 3:54
4. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE The Evil Has Landed, Villains (2017) 6:31
5. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Collide, BCCIV (2017) 4:08
6. KING KING Nobody Knows Your Name, Exile & Grace (2017) 3:48
7. MOLLIE MARRIOTT Run With The Hounds, Truth Is A Wolf (2017) 3:57
9. THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS Stumblin’, Meet Me In Bluesland (2015) 3:08
10. SARI SCHORR Cat And Mouse, A Force Of Nature (2016) 4:14
11. NIRVANA Rainbow Chaser, Songs Of Love & Peace (1972) 2:55
12. PATRICK CAMPBELL LYONS Only Heaven Knows, You’re A Cloud, I’m A Comet (2017) 3:59
13. ADRENALINE MOB Bleeding Hands, We The People (2017) 4:53
14. VOODOO SIX Amen, Make Way For The King (2017) 7:58
15. LAST BULLET Sin, 80-69-64 (2017) 3:11
16. H.E.A.T. Best Of The Broken, Into The Great Unknown (2017) 4:32
17. W.A.S.P. Sleeping (In The Fire), Live In The Raw (1987) 5:36
18. THE PRETENDERS Message Of Love, Pretenders II (1981/2006) 3:27
19. STEVEN WILSON Pariah, To The Bone (2017) 4:46
20. LONELY ROBOT The Big Dream, The Big Dream (2017) 8:01
21. TILT Stronium Burning, Hinterland (2016) 4:58
22. THE HONEY POT Sitting All Alone (feat. Dick Taylor, Judy Dyble), Ascending Scales (2017) 5:12
23. FOCUS It Takes 2 2 Tango, Focus 9 New Skin (2006) 8:03
24. GIZMODROME Zubatta Cheve, Gizmodrome (2017) 4:02
25. KEITH WEST Excerpt From A Teenage Opera, Single (1967) 4:42
26. THE JOHNNY MANN SINGERS Up Up And Away, Single (1967) 2:30
27. DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES Reflections, Single (1967) 2:52


06.08.17

1. KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD Nothing But The Night, Lay It On Down (2017) 4:53
2. JONNY LANG BAND Bitter End, Signs (2017) 4:10
3. KING KING Tear It All Up, Exile & Grace (2017) 4:08
4. EDEN’S CURSE Judgement Day, Eden’s Curse – Revisited (2017) 5:25
5. THE SPIRITUAL MACHINES The Race Is Still Alive, Awake, Alert, Alive, almost (2017) 4:31
6. ANATHEMA Endless Ways, The Optimist (2017) 5:52
7. ALICE COOPER Dynamite Road, Paranormal (2017) 2:41
8. ALISON MOYET All Cried Out, Alf (1984) 3:34
9. 25 YARD SCREAMER Keep Sending Signals Pt.2, Keep Sending Signals (2016) 4:16
10. SAIICHI SUGIYAMA BAND Somewhere Down The Road, Single (2017) 3:47
11. BAD TOUCH Healing Hand, Truth Be Told (2016) 4:21
12. SHAMAN’S HARVEST Soul Crusher, Red Hands Black Deeds (2017) 3:56
13. CATS IN SPACE Felix & The Golden Sun, Scarecrow (2017) 3:09
14. QUIET RIOT Can’t Get Enough, Single (2017) 4:11
15. EAGLES OF DEATH METAL So Easy, Live At The Olympia In Paris (2017) 4:45
16. ATOMIC ROOSTER A Spoonful Of Bromide Helps The Pulse Rate Go Down, Devil’s Answer: Live On The BBC (1998) 4:45
17. MACHINES DREAM Black Science,Black Science (2017) 8:16
18. RPWL The Attack, A New Dawn (2017) 10:38
19. BRIAN TARQUIN & FRIENDS Madame Shanghai, Orlando In Heaven (2017) 5:02
20. BRIAN TARQUIN & FRIENDS Metropolis (feat. Larry Coryell), Orlando In Heaven (2017) 4:09
21. GIZMODROME Stark Naked, Gizmodrome (2017) 4:02
22. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Collide, BCCIV (2017) 4:08
23. THE SMALL FACES Itchycoo Park, Single (1967) 2:49
24. JEFF BECK Tallyman, Truth (2005 ed.) 2:46
25. THE BOX TOPS The Letter, Single (1967) 1:54


30.07.17

1. GRAHAM BONNET BAND The Book, The Book (2016) 5:16
2. BLACKTHORNE Baby You’re The Blood, Afterlife (2016 ed.) 3:23
3. VOODOO SIX Wasteland, Make Way For The King (2017) 5:35
4. ALICE COOPER Dead Flies, Paranormal (2017) 2:21
5. MR BIG Nothing At All, Defying Gravity (2017) 4:12
6. RICHIE KOTZEN Something To Say, Something To Say (1999) 4:12
7. KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD Nothing But The Night, Lay It On Down (2017) 4:53
8. ROBIN TROWER You’re The One, Time And Emotion (2017) 3:42
9. RYAN ADAMS New York New York, Single (2001) 3:47
10. AYNSLEY LISTER Right As Rain, Eyes Wide Open (2016) 5:04
11. JO HARMAN When We Were Young, People We Become (2016) 4:34
12. INGLORIOUS High Class Woman, II (2017) 4:37
13. CATS IN SPACE Two Fifty Nine, Scarecrow (2017) 2:59
14. THE DOWLING POOLE The Sun is Mine, Bleak Mysteries (2014) 4:23
15. SHAMAN’S HARVEST The Come Up, Red Hands Black Deeds (2017) 3:27
16. JUSTIN HAYWARD Forever Autumn, Spirits Live (2017) 4:26
17. GENTLE GIANT Free Hand, The Chrysalis Years 1975-1980 (2012) 6:04
18. THE TANGENT Two Rope Swings, The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery (2017) 6:30
19. ARC Great Lager Street, Extremes (2017) 3:36
20. SUPERTRAMP Words Unspoken, Extremes (2017) 3:56
21. THE SPIRITUAL MACHINES Bubble, Awake, Alert, Alive, almost (2017) 4:00
22. SUZANNE VEGA 99.9F, Retrospective (2003) 3:15
23. ERJA LYYTINEN Love Laboratory, Stolen Hearts (2017) 4:15
24. STEVIE WONDER I Was Made To Love Her, Single (1967) 2:38
25. SCOTT McKENZIE San Francisco, Magic Bus (2015) 2:59
26. THE DOORS Light My Fire, Remastered & Expanded (2007) 7:08


23.07.17

1. ALICE COOPER Genuine American Girl, Paranormal (2017) 4:24
2. SHAMANS HARVEST Broken Ones, Red Hands Black Deeds (2017) 3:38
3. VOODOO SIX Riot, Make Way For The King (2017) 5:34
4. MR.BIG Damn I’m In Love Again, Defying Gravity (2017) 2:55
5. CATS IN SPACE The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Single (2017) 3:46
6. JOHN MAYER Helpless, The Search For Everything (2017) 4:09
7. RICHARD THOMPSON Pony In The Stable, Still (2015) 2:45
8. MARILLION The Leavers, FEAR (2017) 4:26
9. HOME SERVICE Wallbreaker, A New Ground (2016) 6:11
10. URIAH HEEP I Hear Voices, Words In The Distance (box, 2017) 3:55
11. FANDANGO Blame It On The Night, The Complete RCA Albums 1977-1980 (2017) 3:42
12. BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) 5:44
13. RIVERDOGS You’re Too Rock n Roll, California (2017) 5:02
14. LINKIN PARK Breaking The Habit, Road To Revolution (2008) 4:03
15. GRYPHON Estampie, Glastonbury Carol (2003) 7:40
16. ELEANOR McEVOY Erin, The Tear And The Smile In Thine Eyes, The Thomas Moore Project (2017) 3:08
17. ROBIN TROWER The Land Of Plenty, Time And Emotion (2017) 4:24
18. EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Heart On Ice, In The Hot Seat (expanded, 2017) 4:20
19. THE TANGENT Doctor Livingstone (I Presume), The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery (2017) 11:58
20. DEF LEPPARD Love Bites, Hysteria (1987) 5:46
21. PAUL RAYMOND PROJECT Reach Out (I’ll Be There), Terms & Conditions Apply (2013) 6:02
22. SURVIVOR Eye Of The Tiger, The Best Of (1989) 3:47


16.07.17

1. JOHNNY HATES JAZZ Turn Back The Clock, Turn Back The Clock (1987) 6:58
2. LEVEL 42 Lessons In Love, Collected (2016) 4:01
3. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD Welcome To The Pleasure Dome, The Best Of (2013) 5:08
4. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/ CHRISTINE McVIE Carnival Begin, Lindsey Buckingham/ Christine McVie (2017) 4:40
5. THEA GILMORE New, The Counterweight (2017) 3;35
6. DANIELLE MORGAN No Trace Of You, Single (2017) 3:26
7. ELEANOR McEVOY The Song Of Fionnuala, The Thomas Moore Project (2017) 5:00
8. JUDIE TZUKE So, Peace Has Broken Out (2017) 4:45
9.. RED BUTLER Nothing To Lose ,Nothing To Lose (2016) 4:13
10. SON OF MAN My Only Friend, Son Of Man (2016) 4:57
11. TYGERS OF PAN TANG Praying For A Miracle, Tygers Of Pan Tang (2016) 4:54
12. MAGENTA The Lizard King, The Singles (2015) 5:10
13. MASON HILL Now You See Me, Now You See Me EP (2017)
14. BRYAN ADAMS Summer Of ‘69, Wembley 1996 Live (2017) 6:51
15. GRAHAM BONNET BAND Desert Song, Live … Here Comes The Night (2017) 6:30
16. CYDEMIND What Remains, Erosion (2017) 4:58
17. ROBIN TROWER You’re The One, Time And Emotion (2017) 3:42
18. STANLEY CLARKE More Hot Fun, The Definitive Collection (2017) 4:33
19. BROTHERS JOHNSON Strawberry Letter 23, Right On Time (1977) 4:59
20.. KING KING (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’, Single (2017) 3:53
21. BLACK WIDOW Seduction Black Widow, Live (2008) 5:35
22. GROUNDHOGS Cherry Red, Split (1972) 5:43
23. ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed, Rock Legends (2008) 6:54


09.07.17

1. VOODOO SIX Falling Apart Make Way For The King (2017) 4:45
2. ABSOLVA Eclipse Defiance (2017) 4:05
3. THEIA Back In Line Back In Line (2017) 6:02
4. ROB JARVIS & THE MERCURY SONS End Of Our Day Single (2017) 4:43
5. BLACK STAR RIDERS Heavy Fire Heavy Fire (2016) 4:28
6. STEVE HARRIS These Are The Hands British Lion (2012) 4:28
7. SCORPION CHILD Acid Roulette Acid Roulette (2016) 5:49
8. SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE Nightmares And Dreams West Of Flushing South Of Frisco (2016) 4:43
9. TEN Jekyll & Hyde Gothica (2017) 4:47
10. REX BROWN What Comes Around Smoke On This… (2017) 4:43
11. BLAZE BAYLEY Dawn Of The Dead Son Endure And Survive (2017) 5:30
12. TRIAXIS Victorious Zero Hour (2015) 3:57
13. ROYAL BLOOD Where Are You Now?` How Did We Get So Dark? (2017) 2:46
14. GLENN HUGHES From Now On Feel (expanded, 2017) 5:23
15. STATUS QUO Gerdundula Last Night Of The Electrics (2017) 5:04
16. EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Gone Too Soon In The Hot Seat (expanded, 2017) 4:12
17. ANATHEMA Can’t Let Go The Optimist (2017) 5:04
18. NAD SYLVAN The Quartermaster The Bride Said No (2017) 5:39
19. ORDEN OGAN The Face Of Silence Gunmen (2017) 6:16
20.. URSA I Nulla (2017) 8:35
21. ELVIS COSTELLO Alison My Aim Is True (1977) 3:24
22. BOB MARLEY Waiting In Vain (remix) Legend – The Best Of (2002) 5:56
23. FEEDER Eskimo All Bright Electric (2016) 3:47


02.07.17

1. KING KING (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’, Single (2017) 3:53
2. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR Ready To Roll, Wild (2016) 4:05
3. JARED JAMES NICHOLS Last Chance, Single (2017) 2:51
4. LAST IN LINE Starmaker, Heavy Crown (2016) 5:02
5. SAXON Kingdom Of The Cross, Battering Ram (2015) 6:08
6. VOODOO SIX Let Me Walk, Make Way For The King (2017) 5:44
7. ROYAL BLOOD Where Are You Now, How Did We Get So Dark? (2017) 2:46
8. GOLDRAY Diamond Road, The Rising (2017) 7:30
9. BLONDIE Rapture, Greatest Hits (2005) 4:58
10. THE EURYTHMICS Who’s That Girl, Touch (1983) 4:46
11. CATS IN SPACE Timebomb, Scarecrow (2017) 4:04
12. ROBIN TROWER Can’t Turn Back The Clock, Time And Emotion (2017) 3:34
13. MARTIN BARRE The Meeting, The Meeting (1996) 4:27
14. THEIA Paper The House, Back In Line (2017) 5:30
15. EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Black Moon, Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2017) 6:31
16. FOREIGNER Juke Box Hero, Greatest Hits Live (2015) 8:51
17. LEE AARON Only Huiman, Lee Aaron (1987) 3:46
18. BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY Shoot The Breeze, Shootin’ The Breeze (2017) 5:27
19. RPWL A New Dawn, A New Dawn (2017) 6:52
20.. ANATHEMA Wildfires, The Optimist (2017) 5:40
21. HAWKWIND Magic Scenes, Into The Woods (2017) 6:11
22. BOOKER T & THE MGs Hip Hug Her, Time Is Tight (1998) 2:24
23. RARE EARTH I Just Want To Celebrate, Single (1970) 2:52
24. GERRY RAFFERTY Baker Street, City To City (1978) 6:07


LINKS

Assume The Position Archive – Index
Assume The Position Playlists Jan- March 2017 (PDF, opens in separate tab)
Assume The Position Playlists April-June 2017 (PDF, opens in separate tab)
Assume The Position Playlists July-September 2017 (PDF opens in separate tab)
David Randall bio
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