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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 first hour David announces the GRTR! Top 10 Albums for the week, based on website views, social media activity and radio airplay.

In the second hour ‘Anniversary Rock’ picks out some events this week in rock music history.

Shows are posted within five days of the last repeat broadcast.

 


2024

[18.02.24]

1. SIMPLE MINDS Kiss And Fly, Graffiti Soul (2009) 5:00
2. DEL AMITRI Just Like A Man, Single (1992) 5:03
3. LUCIFER Riding Reaper, V (2024) 4:11
4. IVY GOLD Broken Silence, Broken Silence (2023) 5:09
5. MR BIG Damn I’m In Love Again, Defying Gravity (2017) 2:55
6. THE GEMS Like A Phoenix, Phoenix (2024) 2:55
7. LEAVES’ EYES Fear The Serpent, Myths Of Fate (2024) 4:31
8. LIV KRISTINE 3am, Deux Ex Machine (2024 ed.) 3:21
9. LEE AARON Go Your Own Way, Tattoo Me (2024) 3:58
10. ROBERT HART The Wrong Side Of Love, Circus Life (2024) 4:31
11 ALBERT CUMMINGS Lookin Up, Strong (2024) 3:45
12. WALTER TROUT Love Of My Life, Broken (2024) 5:31
13. HONEYMOON SUITE Broken, Alive (2024) 2:40
14. JACK J HUTCHINSON Bullets, Battles (2024) 3:20
15. BIG BIG TRAIN Love Is The Light, The Likes Of Us (2024) 6:14
16. JUSTIN HAYWARD One Day, Someday, Spirits In The Western Sky (2013) 4:27
17. THE PINEAPPLE THIEF Now It’s Yours, It Leads To This (2024) 6:08
18. BENJAMIN CROFT Lower Moat Manor, We Are Here To Help (2024) 4:49
19. TODAY WAS YESTERDAY Grace, Today Was Yesterday (2024) 4:48
20. SIX BY SIX The Arms Of A Word, Beyond Shadowland (2024) 5:35
21. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR Heavy Soul, Heavy Soul (2024) 5:21
22. LEAFHOUND Freelance Fiend, Growers Of Mushroom (1971) 3:10
23. GENESIS I Know What I Like, Selling England By The Pound (1975) 4:03
24. TORI AMOS Cornflake Girl, Under The Pink (1994) 5:07
25. KIM CARNES Draw Of The Cards, Mistaken Identity (1981) 4:55


[11.02.24]

1. FOZZY Sane, Boombox (2023) 4:12
2. THE HOT DAMN! Damn!Damn!Damn!Damn!, Single (2023) 4:00
3. THE PINEAPPLE THIEF The Frost, It Stands (2024) 5:52
4. FIREWIND Chains, Stand (2024) 4:55
5. SOUTH OF SALEM Stitch The Wound Death Of The Party (2024) 4:40
6. BAD TOUCH This Life, Bittersweet (2023) 2:21
7. FEEDER Lost In The Wilderness, Single (2024) 3:25
8. LARKIN POE Southern Comfort, Blood Harmony (2022) 3:47
9. THE PRETENDERS Room Full Of Mirrors, Get Close (1986) 4:34
10. SAXON Witches Of Salem, Hell, Fire And Damnation (2024) 5:11
11 KMFDM Let Go, Let Go (2024) 3:04
12. ROBERT HART I’m On Your Side, Circus Life (2024) 5:07
13. SONS OF LIBERTY Turn This Tide, The Detail Is In The Devil (2024) 3:59
14. JACK J HUTCHINSON Rip It Up, Battles (2024) 3:46
15. COLLATERAL Glass Sky, Single (2024) 4:00
16. FLORENCE BLACK Warning Sign, Bed Of Nails (2024) 3:37
17. VALTOS Losing Control (2022) 4:44
18. KAYAK Waiting, Out Of This World (2021) 4:04
19. BURNTFIELD Trust In You, Impermanence (2021) 3:25
20. RICK WAKEMAN Anne Boleyn 2009, The Six Wives of Henry VIII Live At Hampton Court (2009) 10:00
21. STEVE HACKETT Circo Inferno, The Circus And The Nightwhale (2024) 2:30
22. GENTLE GIANT As Old As You’re Young, The Missing Piece (2024 ed.) 4:21
23. WALTER TROUT Bleed, Broken (2024) 4:09
24. KATIE HENRY The Lion’s Den, Get Goin’ (2024) 2:45
25. THE BEATLES Something, Abbey Road (1970) 3:03
26. KENNY ROGERS Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town, Single (1969) 2:53
27. GEORGE MICHAEL Careless Whisper, Single (1984) 5:00


[04.02.24]

No live show this week.  Highlights of 2003-2023 plus Steve Hackett interview/feature (2023)


[28.01.24]

1. DEAD POET SOCIETY Tipping Point, Fission (2024) 2:53
2. SOUTH OF SALEM A Life Worth Dying For, Death Of The Party (2024) 4:27
3. THUNDERMOTHER Speaking Of The Devil, Single (2024) 3:45
4. MAGNUM Borderline, Here Comes The Rain (2024) 6:27
5. BAD COMPANY Abandoned And Alone, Company Of Strangers (1995) 5:38
6. ROBERT HART Too Much Time On My Hands, Circus Life (2024) 5:08
7. DYMYTRY Dead Living Dead, Five Angry Men (2024) 4:00
8. BLAZE BAYLEY Circle Of Stone, Circle Of Stone (2024) 3:29
9. DAN PATLANSKY Who I Am, Movin’ On (2024) 5:16
10 AUTUMN’S CHILD On Top Of The World, Tellus Timeline (2024) 3:26
11. THE PLEASURES Homewreckers, The Beginning Of The End (2024) 3:50
12. GOTUS When The Rain Comes, Gotus (2024) 6:20
13. SAXON There’s Something In Roswell, Hell Fire And Destination (2024) 4:09
14. FIREWIND Chains, Stand United (2024) 4:55
15. VALTOS Over Blue, Single (2023) 3:46
16. THE CORRS Paddy McCarthy, Talk On Corners (1998) 4:57
17. ED WYNNE Glass Staircase, Shimmer Into Nature (2019) 7:53
18. PIERRE MOERLEN’S GONG The Bender, Time Is The Key (1979) 3:15
19. THE MOVIES Black Country Lady, The Movies (1975) 5:06
20. WALTER TROUT with Beth Hart Broken, Single (2024) 4:54
21. BENJAMIN CROFT Caught In the Flypaper, We Are Here To Help (2024) 6:13
22. SEVEN THORNS Mamma Mia, II (2014) 4:36
23. NATALIE IMBRUGLIA Torn, Single (1997) 4:05
24 GOLDEN EARRING Radar Love, Moontan (1973) 6:22


[21.01.24]

1. SAXON Pirates Of The Airwaves, Hell, Fire And Damnation (2024) 3:56
2. JUDAS PRIEST Crown Of Horns, Invincible Shield (2024) 5:45
3. URIAH HEEP Freedom To Be Free, Chaos And Colour (2023) 8:11
4. MYRATH Into The Light, Karma (2024) 5:04
5. NOTHING MORE If It Doesn’t Hurt, Single (2024) 3:13
6. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR A Good Goodbye, Single (2024) 4:19
7. MARISA AND THE MOTHS Who Are You Waiting For, Single (2024) 3:22
8. LORDS OF BLACK For What Is Owed To Us, Single (2024) 4:16
9. THE GRANDMASTER Fly, Icarus, Fly, Black Sun (2024) 3:35
10 EXIT EDEN Femme Fatale, Femme Fatales (2024) 4:45
11. TIMSON AOR Searching For Myself, Forever’s Not Enough (2024) 3:35
12. GOTUS Without Your Love, Gotus (2024) 5:03
13. MAGNUM After The Silence, Here Comes The Rain (2024) 4:43
14. THE END MACHINE Silent Winter, Single (2024) 5:44
15. ALL ABOUT EVE Strange Way, Touched By Jesus (1991) 3:53
16. METALITE New Generation, Expedition One (2024) 3:58
17. BIG BIG TRAIN Miramare, The Likes Of Us (2024) 8:50
18. MIDAS FALL Monsters, Cold Waves Divide Us (2024) 4:22
19. TVINNA Two Staves, Single (2024) 5:06
20. ROBBY KREIGER & THE SOUL SAVAGES Ricochet Rabbit, Robby Kreiger & The Soul Savages (2024) 4:08
21. ART GRIFFIN’S SOUND CHASER Mona Lisa Smile, The Seven Ages Of Starlight (2023) 4:05
22. DAVE STEWART & CANDY DULFER Lily Was Here, Lily Was Here (1989) 8:07
23. BLACK SABBATH Planet Caravan, Black Sabbath (1970) 4:28
24. A-HA The Living Daylights, Single (1987) 4:14
25 STEVIE WONDER Superstitious, Single (1973) 4:26


[14.01.24]

1. MAGNUM Stormy Weather, Sleepwalking (1992) 4:42
2. MAGNUM Matter Of Survival, Goodnight LA (1990) 4:18
3. FLORENCE BLACK Bed Of Nails, Single (2024) 4:14
4. ROBIN TROWER Prisoner Of Love, 20th Century Blues (1994) 3:42
5. BERNIE MARSDEN Invisible, Working Man (2023) 4:26
6. FIREWIND Fallen Angel, Single (2024) 3:38
7. LEAVES’ EYES Realm Of Dark Waves, Single (2024) 4:59
8. THESE WICKED RIVERS The Riverboat Man, Single (2024) 3;32
9. STRAY Sword Of Damacles, About Tme (2023) 6:18
10 ROBBY KREIGER & THE SOUL SAVAGES Never Say Never, Robby Kreiger And The Soul Savages (2024) 4:03
11. GRAND Crash And Burn, Second To None (2024) 5:14
12. THE GRANDMASTER I’m Alive, Black Sun (2024) 3:59
13. MAGNUM The Day He Lied, Here Comes The Rain (2024) 4:44
14. SOUTH OF SALEM Static, Death Of The Party (2024) 4:18
15. HANFORD FLYOVER Shadows On The Sun, Source (2023) 5:12
16. ANN WILSON & TRIPSITTER Rain of Hell, Another Door (2023) 4:55
17. WILL PIKE Hope Horizon, Under A Delphic Moon (2023) 4:29
18. MAE McKENNA Driven Away, Walk On Water (2023 ed.) 3:47
19. CADO BELLE Stone’s Throw From Nowhere, Cado Belle (1976) 4;50
20. GENTLE GIANT Two Weeks In Spain, The Missing Piece (1977) 3:06
21. STEVE HACKETT Wherever You Are, Single (2024) 4:18
22. ALASE Love Crime, EP (2024) 3:41
23. EXIT EDEN Separate Ways, Femme Fatales (2024) 4:36
24. PAUL McCARTNEY All Shook Up, Cavern: The Most Famous Club In The World (2007) 2:14
25 SAVAGE GARDEN To The Moon & Back, Single (1996) 4:46
26. CHIC I Want Your Love, C’Est Chic (1979) 6:55


[07.01.24]

1. BRITISH LION The Burning, The Burning (2020) 5:15
2. BUCKCHERRY Never Say Never, All Night Long (2010) 3:41
3. LUKE MORLEY Damage, Songs From The Blue Room (2023) 3:32
4. SONS OF LIBERTY Turn This Tide, The Details In The Devil (2024) 3:59
5. SOUTH OF SALEM Vultures, Single (2024) 4:20
6. SHADOW KING What Would It Take, Shadow King (1991) 4:22
7. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR All The Way From America, Single (2024) 4:23
8. THEA GILMORE The Chance, Thea Gilmore (2023) 2:54
9. MARTYN JOSEPH Take Me To Love, This Is What I Want To Say (2024) 3:34
10. JEFF AUG Bogracz, Kiss Of The Liquid Moon (2024) 2:45
11 AUTUMN’S CHILD Juliet, Tellus Timeline (2024) 5:04
12. STRAY Black Sun, About Time (2023) 6:35
13. THE SURVIVAL CODE Digging Your Own Grave, Whispers Of Woe (2024) 3:52
14. MAGNUM Run Into The Shadows, Here Comes The Rain (2024) 5:33
15. SAXON Hell Fire And Damnation, Hell Fire And Damnation (2024) 6:10
16. PALADIN Fill Up Your Heart, Paladin (2023 ed.) 5:41
17. ATOMIC ROOSTER Breathless, Made In England (2023 ed.) 5:15
18. TEMPEST You And Your Love, Tempest (2023 ed.) 4:19
19. SPOCK’S BEARD Hell’s Not Enough, The Oblivion Particle (2015) 6:23
20. STEVE HACKETT People In The Smoke, The Circus And The Nightwale (2024) 4:05
21. ROBBY KREIGER & THE SOUL SAVAGES Contrary Motion, Robby Kreiger And The Soul Savages (2024) 4:34
22. SOUTHERN EMPIRE Moving Through Tomorrow, Another World (2023) 8:39
23. FOZZY Relax, Boombox (2022) 3:58
24 ERIC CLAPTON Presence Of The Lord, The Rainbow Concert (1973) 5:18
25. DEEP PURPLE Gettin’ Tighter, Come Taste The Band (1975) 3:35


2023 (December)

[31.12.23] Top 10 album chart of 2023 (compiled by Jason Ritchie)

1. SONS OF LIBERTY Light The Fuse, The Detail Is In The Devil (2024) 3:13
2. ELECTRIC BLACK Put It Down On Me, Late Night Lightning (2024) 3:48
3. MAGNUM The Seventh Darkness, Here Comes The Rain (2024) 4:52
4. HAMISH HAWK Money, Angel Numbers (2023) 3:27
5. STEVE LUKATHER Someone, Bridges (2023) 4:08
6. TREVOR RABIN Push, Rio (2023) 6:55
7. ANN WILSON & TRIPSITTER Little Things, Another Door (2023) 5:07
8. THE GUESS WHO Spaces, Pleins D’Amour (2023) 4:11
9. WINGER Resurrect Me, Seven (2023) 4:11
10. THE FLOOD Til Dawn To Us Part, Hear Us Out (2023) 3:38
11. ANN-MARGRET Born To Be Wild, Born To Be Wild (2023) 3:45
12. STRAY Living The Dream, About Time (2023) 5:15
13. ROBIN TROWER with Sari Schorr, The Circle Is Complete Joyful Sky (2023) 7:15


[24.12.23] The Best of 2023 – Interview highlights including Kip Winger, Eleanor McEvoy, Chantel McGregor, John Williams, Del Bromham and Laurence Jones.


[17.12.23] The Best of 2023 – Reviewer Selections

1. THE YOUNG UNS Tiny Notes, Tiny Notes (2023) 3:49
2. FURY WEEKEND Delirious, Aftermath (2023) 4:25
3. TREVOR RABIN Toxic, Rio (2023) 5:45
4. MIDNITE CITY Someday, In At The Deep End (2023) 4:46
5. JOHN WILLIAMS SYNDICATE I Started Something, Into The Dark (2023) 3:17
6. RPWL Red Rose Crime Scene, (2023) 5:33
7. IRON SAVIOR Rising From The Ashes, Firestar (2023) 5:41
8. GIRLSCHOOL It Is What It Is, WTForty Five (2023) 3:19
9 BLACKLIST UNION Dirty Halo, Tales From The Psych ward 4:02
10. SKINNY KNOWLEDGE (I Wanna) Rock N Roll, Twenty Two (2023) 3:23
11. SKINDRED Black Stars, Smile (2023) 4:00
12. BRAVE RIVAL Guilty Love, The Church Sessions EP (2023) 4:20
13. ROSALIE CUNNINGHAM Number 149, Single (2022) 4:30
14. BONNIE RAITT Love So Strong, Just Like That (2022) 4:31
15. LAURENCE JONES I’m Gone, Bad Luck & The Blues (2023) 4:28
16. BEDLAM Set Me Free, Bedlam Anthology (2023) 4:21
17. EUROPE Hold Your Head Up, Single (2023) 3:36
18. WINGER Heaven’s Falling, Seven (2023) 5:15
19. ROBIN McAULEY Alive, Alive (2023) 5:14
20. URIAH HEEP Silver Sunligh,t Chaos & Colour (2023) 4:31
21. THEA GILMORE Home, Thea Gilmore (2023) 3:37
22 BERNIE MARSDEN Invisible, Working Man (2023) 4:26
23. ELVENKING Red Mist, Reader Of The Runes – Rapture (2023) 5:08
24. THUNDERSTICK Thunder Thunder ‘23, Lockdown (2023) 5:11
25. ALBANY DOWN Reflections, Back From The Ashes (2023) 5:21
26. THE ROLLING STONES Whole Wilde World, Hackney Diamonds (2023) 3:58


[10.12.23] Featuring favourite tracks (July – December 2023)

1. STRAY Black Sun, About Time (2023) 6:35
2. /SIN’DOGS/ Knock Em Dead, Renascence EP (2023) 5:02
3. BLACK SABBATH N.I.B., Live Evil (2023 ed.) 5:13
4. LUKE MORLEY Cry Like Rain, Songs From The Blue Room (2023) 4:09
5. FOXPALMER Wanted, Single (2023) 3:47
6. EMPYRE Hit And Run, Relentless (2023) 4:00
7. TIZANE Every Minute, Forever Is Nothing (2023) 2:40
8. TRANCEND Landing, Lilac (2023) 3:37
9. RICHARD ROZZE Lion, Lion (2023) 5:47
10. ANN WILSON & TRIPSITTER Tripsitter, Another Door (2023) 4:55
11. CLASSIX NOUVEAUX Wretched, Battle Cry (2023) 6:11
12. THEA GILMORE Bones, Thea Gilmore (2023) 2:48
13. MAGNUM Blue Tango, Here Comes The Rain (2023) 5:37
14. DEAD MAN’S WHISKEY Island In The Storm, Single (2023) 5:02
15. WISHBONE ASH Throw Down The Sword, Argus (2023 ed.) 5:56
16. ROBIN TROWER w. Sari Schorr Change It, Joyful Sky (2023) 2:36
17. MVI (MARK VICKNESS INTERCONNECTED) Cloud Shadows, In The Rain Shadow (2023) 5:22
18. LEAH WAYBRIGHT Moonsparks, Dreamed (2023) 4:18
19. SOUTHERN EMPIRE Reaching Out, Another World (2023) 3:36
20. RAY ALDER The Hollow Shell, II (2023) 6:02
21. THE MAGPIE ARC The Gay Goshawk, Glamour In The Grey (2023) 3:56
22. EXPLORING BIRDSONG Diamond Eyes, Single (2023) 3:13
23. THE BEATLES Now And Then, Single (2023) 4:08
24. DOWNTOWN PATRIOTS Christmas Is Here, Single (2023) 3:40
25. LOST AND FOUND Where Are You Christmas, Single (2023) 4:14
26. THE KUT Waiting For Christmas, Single (2023) 4:37


[03.12.23] Featuring favourite tracks (January-June 2023)

1. MAGNUM Blue Tango, Here Comes The Rain (2023) 5:37
2. MAGNUM Lost On The Road To Eternity, Lost On The Road To Eternity (2023) 6:02
3. BLACK STAR RIDERS Wrong Side Of Paradise, Wrong Side Of Paradise (2023) 3:44
4. FLOOR JANSEN Invincible, Paragon (2023) 2:55
5. THOSE DAMN CROWS Man On Fire, Inhale/Exhale (2023) 3:48
6. URIAH HEEP Hurricane, Chaos & Colour (2023) 4:49
7. WINGER It’s All Come Round Again, Seven (2023) 7:28
8. THE COLD STARES It’s Heavy, Voices (2023) 3:32
9 WILL PIKE Cloudburst, Under A Delphic Moon (2023) 4:20
10. SECRET SPHERE Confession, Blackened Heartbeat (2023) 4:45
11. ANN WILSON & TRIPSITTER Stranger In A Strange Land, Another Door (2023) 4:08
12. CLASSIX NOUVEAUX Battle Cry, Battle Cry (2023) 4:39
13. BERNIE MARSDEN Invisible, Working Man (2023) 4:26
14. HOLLY HARVEY Hurt You Know, Single (2023) 3:39
15. HAYLEY GRIFFITHS BAND Melanie, MELANIE (2023) 4:56
16. PROGEDIA We Are The Night, Discouri (2023) 4:58
17. ARIELLE Goes Without Saying, 73 (2023) 4:02
18. VOYAGER Promise, Single (2023) 3:03
19. MALISSA WHITEHOUSE Simple, Single (2023) 3:39
20. EXTREME Save Me, Six (2023) 4:51
21. THE 69 EYES Gotta Rock, Death Of Darkness (2023) 4:11
22. LAST IN LINE Do The Work, Jericho (2023) 5:51
23. FLORENCE BLACK Start Again, Single (2023) 2:43
24. SUZI QUATRO/KT TUNSTALL Scars, Face To Face (2023) 3:27
25. ELEANOR McEVOY South Anne Street, Single (2023) 4:12
26. BLACKMORE’S NIGHT Christmas Eve, Single (2023) 4:17
27. ROCK CHOIR I Wish It Could Be Xmas Everyday, Single (2023) 4:09


LINKS

Assume The Position Archive – Index (2017-2023)
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