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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 December David looks back and plays show favourites from 2017.

Latest playlists

[03.12.17]

1. EVANESCENCE My Heart Is Broken, Synthesis (2017) 4:33
2. LEAVES EYES Voelva, Sign Of The Dragonhead (2017) 3:38
3. TARJA God Rest Ye, From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas) (2017) 4:14
4. BLACKMORE’S NIGHT Lord Of The Dance/Simple Gifts, Winter Carols (2017) 3:43
5. THUNDER Christmas Day, Single (2017) 3:25
6. SNAKECHARMER That Kind Of Love, Second Skin (2017) 5:36
7. HAREM SCAREM Sinking Ship, United (2017) 4:17
8. TODD RUNDGREN Naked & Afraid, White Knight (2017) 3:56
9 CYDEMIND What Remains, Erosion (2017) 4:58
10. ANATHEMA The Optimist, The Optimist (2017) 5:34
11. LONDON GRAMMAR Control, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing (2017) 3:05
12. THE DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION Angel On Your Shoulder, Skyscraper Souls (2017) 6:47
13. TRUCKER DIABLO Voodoo II, Fighting For Everything (2017) 4:04
14. PALACE OF THE KING Its Been A Long Time Coming, Single (2017) 3:33
15. CAMEL Another Night, Anthology 1973-1985 (2010) 6:29
16. GARY MOORE The Prophet, Blues And Beyond (2017) 7:02
17. BIG BIG TRAIN The Ivy Gate, Grimspound (2017) 7:26
18. BOBBY KIMBALL Too Far Behind, We’re Not In Kansas Anymore (2017) 3:36
19. SHERYL CROW Halfway There, Beside Myself (2017)
20.. GORDON GILTRAP & PAUL WARD A Promise Fulfilled, The Last Of England (2017) 3:31
21. GORDON GILTRAP This Father’s Love, Peace Will Fall (2018) 3:32
22. OPERATION: MINDCRIME The New Reality, The New Reality (2017) 7:42
23. FRANK ZAPPA Peaches En Regalia, Hot Rats (1969) 3:40
24. NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Black & White Sunshine, Who Stole The Moon (2017) 3:41
25. OZZY OSBOURNE Bark At The Moon, Bark At The Moon (1983) 4:15


[26.11.17]

1. DAN PATLANSKY Dog Day,  Perfection Kills (2018) 3:33
2. JEFF SCOTT SOTO Bullet For My Baby, Retribution (2017) 5:04
3. THE BAD F

LOWERS Thunder Child, Starting Gun (2018) 3:44
4. THUNDER When Love Walks In, Single (2017) 5:07
5. BLUES IMAGE feat. MIKE PINERA Come Back, Timeless (2017) 5:03
6. PROCOL HARUM I Told On You, Novum (2017) 5:32
7. AS LIONS One By One, Selfish Age (2017) 3:33
8. FIREWIND Lady Of 1000 Sorrows, Immortals (2017) 4:44
9 STEVE HACKETT Fifty Miles From The North Pole, The Night Siren (2017) 7:08
10. GRAHAM BONNET Underground, Flying … Not Falling (2017) 4:12
11. DAN REED NETWORK Sharp Turn, Fight Another Day (2016) 5:06
12. VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS The Fire, Mk II (2017) 7:18
13. THE DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION Lighthouse, Skyscraper Souls (2017) 5:39
14. YES Tempis Fugit, Topographic Drama (2017) 5:58
15. JOE SATRIANI Light Years Away, Satchurated (2012) 6:27
16. BLACK STAR RIDERS Testify Or Say Goodbye, Heavy Fire (2017) 4:18
17. THE PRS BAND Breathe, Time To Testify (2017) 5:46
18. WILLE AND THE BANDITS Scared Of The Sun, Steal (2017) 5:13
19. SIMON PHILLIPS Passage To Agra, Protocol 4 (2017) 7:15
20. AIMEE MANN Simple Fix, Timeless (2017) 4:12
21. JIMMY WEBB Wichita Lineman (ft. Billy Joel), Just Across The River (2010) 4:15
22. ANDREW ROACHFORD Family Affair, Encore (2016) 3:23
23. PINK FLOYD Run Like Hell , The Wall (1979) 4:23


[12.11.17]

1. BOOTSY Heaven Yes, World Wide Funk (2017) 4:21
2. ALAN SIMON Behind The Mist, Excalibur IV The Dark Age Of The Dragon (2017) 3:51
3. PROJECT MAMA EARTH Breathe, Mama Earth EP (2017) 4:00
4. JUDIE TZUKE Full Moon Blackout, Peace Has Broken Out (2017) 3:58
5. STRAWBS The Familiarity Of Old Lovers, The Ferryman’s Curse (2017) 6:07
6. VON HERTZEN BROTHERS The Arsonist, War Is Over (2017) 3:53
7. GALACTIC COWBOYS Agenda, Long Way Back To The Moon (2017) 4:30
8. CATS IN SPACE Two Fifty Nine, Scarecrow (2017) 2:59
9. JOHNNY HATES JAZZ Magnetized, Magnetized (2015) 3:55
10. 10 YEARS Novacaine, (how to live) As Ghosts (2017) 2:49
11. FOZZY Burn Me Out, Judas (2017) 4:04
12. JEFF SCOTT SOTO Last Time, Retribution (2017) 5:14
13. VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS Love Runs Out, Mk II (2017) 3:25
14. SCREAM SERENITY Eye Of The Storm, Eye Of The Storm (2017) 6:35
15. CORNERSTONE Nothing To Lose, Single (2017) 4:12
16. ALICE COOPER Under My Wheels, Paranormal (2017) 2:56
17. THE MISSION Island In A Stream, God’s Own Medicine Live (2009) 5:21
18. ALAN SIMON The Passion (feat. Sonja Kristina), Excalibur IV The Dark Age Of The Dragon (2017) 3:29
19. ALAN SIMON You Don’t Know, Excalibur IV The Dark Age Of The Dragon (2017) 4:54
20. FREQUENCY DRIFT Parted, Laid To Rest (2012) 7:43
21. TOUCHSTONE Lights From The Sky, Lights From The Sky EP (2016) 5:33
22. DEEP PURPLE Uncommon Man, Now What?! (2013) 6:59
23. GEORGE MICHAEL Look At Your Hands, Faith (1987) 4:37
24. SANTANA Shake It, Santana IV (2016) 4:50
25. JEFFERSON STARSHIP Jane, Freedom At Point Zero (1979) 4:12


[05.11.17]
1. THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT Caught In The Middle, Single (2017) 2:40
2. VON HERTZEN BROTHERS To The End Of The World, War Is Over (2017) 5:07
3. H.E.A.T. Blind Leads The Blind, Into The Great Unknown (2017) 3:22
4. THE DARKNESS Solid Gold, Pinewood Smile (2017) 4:31
5. VANDENBERGS MOONKINGS Angel In Black, MK II (2017) 3:40
6. LYNCH MOB 21st Century Man, Smoke And Mirrors (2009) 4:55
7. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR I’m In Chains, Wild (2016) 3:51
8. SARI SCHORR Kiss Me, A Force Of Nature (2016) 4:21
9. ROCK CANDY FUNK PARTY In The Groove, Groove Cubed (2017) 6:52
10. MARILLION Living In FEAR, Single (2017) 4:09
11. SON OF MAN The Circle, Son Of Man (2016) 5:16
12. KISS THE GUN Writing On The Wall, Nightmares (2017) 3:28
13. PANIC ROOM Chameleon Screens Live In London (2017) 7:00
14. STEREOPHONICS Caught By The Wind, Scream Above The Sounds (2017) 3:38
15. CARAVAN For Richard, BBC Live In Concert (1998) 17:18
16. FOCUS Focus II, Live In Concert 1973 (2017) 4:58
17. STRAWBS The Ten Commandments, The Ferryman’s Curse (2017) 5:33
18. IAN GILLAN Scarabus, The Gillan Years (2017) 4:57
19.. DIXIE DREGS Vitamin Q, Industry Standard (1982) 5:32
20. HAWKLORDS Valium Ten, The Flickknife Years 1981-1988 (2014) 7:50
21. ABBA The Name Of The Game, Single (1977) 4:52
22. PAUL WELLER Wishing On A Star, More Modern Classics (2014) 3:29
23. ELTON JOHN Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) 3:15


[29.10.17]

1. BAD TOUCH & MOLLIE MARRIOTT Baby Get It On, Single (2017) 3:19
2. WICKED STONE Rattleshake, Ain’t No Rest (2017) 3:43
3. BIGFOOT Prisoner Of War, Bigfoot (2017) 3:51
4. EUROPE Wolves, Walk The Earth (2017) 3:55
5. SONS OF APOLLO Alive, Psychotic Symphony (2017) 5:05
6. ARCH ENEMY Reason To Believe, Will To Power (2017) 4:47
7. THRESHOLD Snowblind, Legends Of the Shires (2017) 7:03
8. FOZZY Capsized, Judas (2017) 4:16
9. SHADOWQUEEN Tonight, Living Madness (2017) 3:40
10. MAGGIE BELL Dangerous Woman, Crimes Of Passion (2017) 3:41
11. SIMO Shine, Rise & Shine (2017) 3:51
12. SAMANTHA FISH Daughters, Belle Of The West (2017) 4:35
13. ANDREW ROACHFORD Holding Back The Years, Encore (2016) 4:10
14. THE MIDNIGHT Collateral, Nocturnal (2017) 5:46
15. URIAH HEEP Cry Freedom, Raging Through The Silence (2017) 4:23
16. THE TUBES Don’t Want To Wait Anymore, Wild In London (2017) 7:04
17. STRAWBS The Nails From The Hands Of Christ, The Ferryman’s Curse (2017) 6:06
18.. THOMAS LANG Sleep, With Me Scallywag Jaz (2017) 4:35
19. BLACKMORE’S NIGHT Wish You Were Here, Winter Carols (2017) 5:02
20. PANIC ROOM Velocity, Screens – Live In London (2017) 5:22
21. KAIPA The Shadowy Sunlight, Children Of The Sounds (2017) 6:57
22. MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT Woodstock, Kind Of New (2012) 5:18
23. DAVID BOWIE Rebel Rebel, David Live (1974) 2:41
24. ERIC CLAPTON Layla, Unplugged (1992) 4:39


[22.10.17]

1. SAINTS OF SIN Welcome To The Circus, Welcome To The Circus (2017) 3:48
2. EUROPE Whenever You’re Ready, Walk The Earth (2017) 2:51
3. SONS OF APOLLO Divine Addiction, Psychotic Symphony (2017) 4:42
4. CODE OF SILENCE Witches Of November, Dark Skies Over Babylon (2013) 5:09
5. BLUES PILLS High Class Woman, Lady In Gold – Live In Paris (2017) 4:52
6. WOLF ALICE Beautifully Unconventional, Visions Of A Life (2017) 2:13
7. LIAM GALLAGHER You Better Run, As You Were (2017) 3:24
8. POPA CHUBBY Me Won’t Back Down, Two Dogs (2017) 4:49
9. ERIC GALES Boogie Man, Middle Of The Road (2017) 4:55
10. SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE L.O.V.E. , Single (2017) 4:29
11. GOV’T MULE Bitch, Stoned Side Of The Mule Vol.1 & 2 (2015) 4:58
12. MARILLION Living In FEAR, Single (2017) 4:09
13. PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT Black Magic Man, Magick Rites & Spells (2017) 3:49
14. BIGFOOT Uninvited, Bigfoot (2017) 4:23
15. FOZZY Elevator, Judas (2017) 2:50
16. THE WHO We’re Not Going To Take It/See Me, Feel Me, Live At the Royal Albert Hall (2017) 11:05
17. WISHBONE ASH F.U.B.B., Live On XM Satellite Radio (2006) 10:28
18.. WICKED STONE Set Me On Fire, Ain’t No Rest (2017) 4:28
19. THOMAS LANG Spirit, Scallywag Jaz (2017) 3:07
20. DANTE FOX Under The City Lights, Six String Revolver (2017) 5:48
21. ROBIN BECK In These Eyes, Love Is Coming (2017) 4:03
22. PINK FLOYD Arnold Layne, The Early Years (1967-1972) 2:56
23. STING Be Still My Beating Heart, Nothing Like The Sun (1987) 5:33
24. THE BEATLES I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Abbey Road (1969) 7:47


[15.10.17]

1. BIGFOOT Tell Me A Lie, Bigfoot (2017) 4:09
2. FOZZY Weight Of My World, Judas (2017) 3:18
3. BAD TOUCH Heartbreaker, Soulshaker, Truth Be Told (2016) 2:51
4. MOLLIE MARRIOTT Truth Is A Wolf, Single (2017) 4:07
5. SAVOY BROWN Why Do You Hoodoo Me, Witchy Feelin’ (2017) 5:14
6. ALBERT CASTIGLIA Hoodoo On Me, Up All Night (2017) 3:34
7. GHALIA & MAMA’S BOYS Hoodoo Evil Man, Let The Demons Out (2017) 3:25
8. REDBONE Witch Queen Of New Orleans, Single (1971) 2:45
9. DEVILFIRE (In And Out Of Love) All The Time, Dark Manouevres (2017) 3:33
10. SONS OF APOLLO Divine Addiction, Psychotic Symphony (2017) 4:42
11. THE CHURCH Dark Waltz, Man Woman Life Death Infinity (2017) 4:33
12. GUN Favourite Pleasures, Favourite Pleasures (2017) 3:24
13. TRIGGERFINGER Flesh Tight, Colossus (2017) 2:38
14. POWER QUEST The Sixth Dimension, Sixth Dimension (2017) 8:58
15. SHADOWQUEEN Waiting On You, Living Madness (2017) 3:25
16. EUROPE Children Of The Mind, The Final Countdown: 30th Anniversary Show (2017) 4:28
17. TYKETTO Wings, Live In Milan (2017) 4:46
18. KAIPA Like A Serpentine, Children Of The Sounds (2017) 12:52
19. ROBERT PLANT Bones Of Saints, Carry Fire (2017) 3:46
20. DIRTY THRILLS Lonely Soul, Heavy Living (2017) 5:54
21. OASIS Live Forever, Definitely Maybe (1991) 4:36
22. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Spare Parts, Tunnel Of Love (1987) 3:44
23. LYNYRD SKYNYRD Freebird, One More For The Fans (2015) 12:14


[08.10.17]

1. TOM PETTY Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Single (1993) 4:34
2. TOM PETTY/STEVIE NICKS Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Bella Donna (1981) 4:04
3. KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD Nothing But The Night, Lay It On Down (2017) 4:53
4. GUN Take Me Down, Favourite Pleasures (2017) 3:50
5. BLUES PILLS Little Boy Preacher, Lady In Gold: Live In Paris: (2017) 7:09
6. BLACK STAR RIDERS Heavy Fire, Heavy Fire (2016) 4:28
7. APPICE Riot, Sinister (2017) 6:33
10. FOZZY Judas, Judas (2017) 4:09
11. SONS OF APOLLO Coming Home, Psychotic Symphony (2017) 4:22
12. DJABE & STEVE HACKETT Building A Nuraghe, Life Is A Journey (2017) 4:40
13. FIBONACCI SEQUENCE Nightshade, Cinema Finis (2017) 3:34
14. JAMES WARREN I Just Want You To Tell Me, Innocent Bystander (2017) 3:53
15. ROACHFORD Guess I Must Be Crazy, Permanent Shade Of Blue (1994) 4:42
16. BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY Waitin’ On Hollywood, Single (2017) 5:54
17. Y&T I Believe In You, BBC Live In Concert (2000) 8:29
18. JEFF BECK Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers, Performing This Week…(2015) 5:16
19. ORDEN OGAN The Face Of Silence, Gunmen (2017) 6:16
20. THE CHURCH A Face In A Film, Man Woman Life Death Infinity (2017) 4:11
21. AIMEE MANN Patient Zero, Mental Illness(2017) 3:41
22. ROBERT PLANT Carry Fire, Carry Fire (2017) 5:25
23. NIK TURNER Back To Earth Life In Space (2017) 5:08
24. VINCE NEIL, GEORGE LYNCH, STU HAMM Paranoid, Flying High Again – Ozzy Osbourne tribute (2008) 3:34
25. WHITESNAKE Is This Love, 1987 (2017) 4:35
26. TRAVELING WILBURYS Last Night, Traveling Wilburys Vol.1 (1988) 3:51


Mollie Marriott

On Sunday 1 October David chats to singer songwriter MOLLIE MARRIOTT with tracks from her forthcoming debut album.

01.10.17

1. MOLLIE MARRIOTT Control, Truth Is A Wolf (2017) 9:03
2. MOLLIE MARRIOTT Broken, Truth Is A Wolf (2017) 3:37
3. MOLLIE MARRIOTT Truth Is A Wolf, Truth Is A Wolf (2017) 4:07
4. MOLLIE MARRIOTT King Of Hearts, Truth Is A Wolf (2017) 13:10
5. MOLLIE MARRIOTT Run With The Hounds, Truth Is A Wolf (2017) 3:57
6. MOLLIE MARRIOTT My Heaven Can Wait, Truth Is A Wolf (2017) 3:50
7. JUDIE TZUKE Full Moon Blackout, Peace Has Broken Out (2017) 3:58
8. MARILLION No One Can, Live From Cadogan Hall (2011) 4:45
9.. ROBIN TROWER Confessing Midnight, At The BBC 1973-1975 (2011) 4:03
10. PAUL WELLER One Tear, A Kind Revolution (2017) 6:06
11. NOEL GALLAGHER The Girl With The X-Ray Eyes, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (2017) 3:20
12. TORI AMOS Broken Arrow, Native Invader (2017) 5:20
13. JAMES WARREN That’s How I’m Loving You, Innocent Bystander (2017) 3:19
14. GRAHAM GOULDMAN Cryin’ Time Again, Love And Work (2012) 3:15
15. LAURENCE JUBER If I Needed Someone, LJ Can’t Stop Playing The Beatles (2017) 2:45
16. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR Wanna Be My Lover, Wild (2017) 5:07
17. WALTER TROUT Somebody’s Going Down, We’re All In This Together (2017) 4:13
18. ALANIS MORISSETTE You Oughta Know, Jagged Little Pill (1995) 4:12
19. ROBERT REED Rio Grande, Variations On Themes By David Bedford (2017) 4:39
20. QUEEN Another One Bites The Dust, Single (1980) 3:36


24.09.17

1. DJABE & STEVE HACKETT Life Is A Journey, Life Is A Journey (2017) 9:39
2. JUDIE TZUKE Lifeline, Peace Has Broken Out (2017) 4:00
3. ROBERT PLANT The May Queen, Carry Fire (2017) 3:12
4. THE TEXAS FLOOD Ain’t No Cowboy, Over Worked & Under Paid (2017) 5:21
5. TRIGGERFINGER Candy Killer, Colossus (2017) 2:46
6. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION The Last Song For My Resting Place, BCCIV (2017) 7:56
7. JONNY LANG Into The Light, Signs (2017) 4:00
8. SAVOY BROWN Thunder, Lightning & Rain, Witchy Feelin’ (2017) 7:55
9.. UFO Too Rolling Stoned, The Salentino Tapes (2017) 5:13
10. APPICE Riot, Sinister (2017) 6:33
11. THE FOO FIGHTERS Make It Right, Concrete And Gold (2017) 4:39
12. THE ROLLING STONES I Got The Blues, Sticky Fingers: Live At the Fonda Theatre 2015 (2017) 4:28
13. TODD RUNDGREN Buffalo Grass, An Evening With…(2016) 5:05
14. WAYWARD SONS Crush, Ghost Of Yet To Come (2017) 3:42
15. AUSTIN GOLD Wishing Away, Before Dark Clouds (2017) 5:34
16. JARED JAMES NICHOLS Honey Forgive Me, Black Magic (2017) 2:21
17. DIRTY THRILLS Go Slow, Heavy Living (2017) 4:22
18. ROADCASE ROYALE The Dragon, First Things First (2017) 4:51
19. TORI AMOS Wildwood, Native Invader (2017) 4:41
20. JAMES WARREN You’ve Got The Love, That Matters Innocent Bystander (2017) 4:38
21. DEEP PURPLE Strange Kind Of Woman, Single (1971) 3:55
22. LAURENCE JUBER Something, LJ Can’t Stop Playing The Beatles! (2017) 2:43
23. YOUNG RASCALS How Can I Be Sure, Single (1967) 2:54


17.09.17

1. THE BAD FLOWERS Thunder Child, Single (2017) 3:58
2. DIRTY THRILLS Rabbit Hole, Heavy Living (2017) 5:10
3. APPICE Killing Floor, Sinister (2017) 6:09
4. JANET GARDNER Hippycrite, Janet Gardner (2017) 3:47
5. ROADCASE ROYALE Cover Each Other, First Things First (2017) 4:43
6. THRESHOLD Subliminal Freeways, Legends Of The Shires (2017) 4:51
7. VON HERTZEN BROTHERS Black Rain, New Day Rising (2015) 4:08
8. URIAH HEEP High Priestess, Salisbury (1971) 3:42
9.. CAIRO Katrina, Say (2016) 5:11
10. ALAN REED Razor, Honey On The Razor’s Edge (2017) 3:46
11. MAGNUM Eyes Wide Open, Princess Alice And The Broken Arrow (2007) 5:53
12. SUZANNE VEGA Night Vision, Solitude Standing (1997) 2:48
13. JUDIE TZUKE Full Moon Blackout, Peace Has Broken Out (2017) 3:58
14. WAYWARD SONS Killing Time, Ghosts Of Yet To Come (2017) 3:58
15. T REX Telegram Sam, Born To Boogie: The Concerts (2016) 4:12
16. SWEET Blockbuster, Live At The Rainbow (1973) 5:31
17. THE DEADLY WINTERS Your Mother’s Dress, Ravynstoun (2017) 4:20
18. AMELIA WHITE Said It Like A King, Rhythm Of The Rain (2017) 3:21
19. DAVE STEWART Just Another Fall (with Diane Birch), The Nashville Sessions – The Duets Vol.1 (2017) 4:09
20. THE STYLE COUNCIL You’re The Best Thing, Café Bleu (1984) 5:41
21. UFO Ain’t No Sunshine, The Salentino Cuts (2017) 5:13
22. GENTLE GIANT Giant, Three Piece Suite (2017) 6:42
23. STACKRIDGE Boots And Shoes, A Victory For Common Sense (2009) 4:06
24. KATE BUSH Delius, Never For Ever (1980) 2:51
25. RUFUS/CHAKA KHAN Ain’t Nobody, Live At The Savoy (2016 ed.) 4:43


LINKS

Assume The Position Archive – Index
Assume The Position Playlists July-September 2017 (PDF opens in separate tab)
Assume The Position Playlists October-December 2017 (PDF opens in separate tab)
David Randall bio
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