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

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


Get Ready to ROCK! celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023.  David will be playing a selection of significant albums as reviewed by the website since 2002.

[15.01.23]

1. JEFF BECK Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers, Blow By Blow (1975) 5:42
2. JEFF BECK/IMOGEN HEAP Blanket, Live At Ronnie Scott’s (2015) 6:27
3. JEFF BECK Space Boogie, There And Back (1980) 5:08
4. JD SIMO TRIO Missy’s Strut, Songs From the House Of Grease (2023) 3:54
5. FRANK MARINO & MAHOGANY RUSH Sister Change, Tales Of The Unexpected (1979) 4:46
6. TROY REDFERN The Fever, Single (2023) 3:50
7. PLACES OF POWER I Live For You, Now Is The Hour (2009) 4:45
8. REVOLUTION SAINTS Need Each Other, Single (2023) 4:55
9. THIN LIZZY The Rocker, Live & Dangerous (2023 ed.) 4:18
10. KELLY BAYFIELD Wave Machine, Wave Machine (2022) 4:42
11. ERJA LYYTINEN Run Away, Waiting For The Daylight (2022) 4:59
12. HAMISH HAWK Think Of Us Kissing, Angel Numbers (2022) 3:42
13. RETURNED TO THE EARTH April Sky, Fall Of The Watcher (2023) 9:31
14. HEROES AND MONSTERS Let’s Ride, It Heroes And Monsters (2023) 4:02
15. BLACK STAR RIDERS Catch Yourself On, Wrong Side Of Paradise (2023) 4:19
16. SNAKE OIL & HARMONY Where The Water Goes, Hurricane Riders (2020) 4:06
17. WALTER TROUT Wanna Dance, Ordinary Madness (2020) 4:29
18. DEEP PURPLE Drop The Weapon, Whoosh! (2020) 4:23
19. BLUE OYSTER CULT That Was Me, The Symbol Remains (2020) 3:18
20. AC/DC Witch’s Spell, Power Up (2020) 3:42
21. RIVERSIDE Friend Or Foe, Wasteland (2023) 6:02
22. RPWL Victim Of Desire, Crime Scene (2023) 7:33
23. NORAH JONES Baby It’s Cold Outside, …featuring (2010) 4:00
24. PRETENDERS Room Full OF Mirrors, Get Close (1986) 4:34
25. FLEETWOOD MAC Don’t Stop, Rumours (1977) 3:13


[08.01.23]

1. THE DARKNESS Growing On Me, Permission To Land (2003) 3:31
2. THE DARKNESS Cannonball, Hot Cakes (2012) 4:20
3. THE DARKNESS Eastbound, Motorheart (2021) 3:36
4. KRIS BARRAS BAND These Voices, Death Valley Paradise (2022) 3:50
5. BRITISH LION Legend, The Burning (2020) 4:06
6. DIRTY HONEY Heartbreaker, Single (2023) 3:46
7. LAURENCE JONES I Won’t Lie Again, Destination Unknown (2022) 3:55
8. BONHAM BULLICK Bleeding Muddy Water, Bonham Bullick (2022) 6:23
9. BEYOND THE BLACK Dancing In The Dark, Beyond The Black (2023) 4:05
10. CATS IN SPACE Kickstart The Sun, Kickstart The Sun (2022) 6:17
11. AUTUMN’S CHILD 1995, Starflower (2022) 3:33
12. KELLY BAYFIELD Vapour Trails, Wave Machine (2022) 2:43
13. KING KRAKEN Green Terror, MCLXIII (2022) 3:22
14. HAMISH HAWK Money, Angel Numbers (2022) 3:27
15. EXPLORING BIRDSONG Ever The Optimist, Single (2022) 4:14
16. BRAVE RIVAL Sweet Addictive, High Live (2019) 4:04
17. REBECCA DOWNES Breathe Out, More Sinner Than Saint (2019) 5:04
18. MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND Love And Beyond, Love And Beyond (2019) 4:23
19. THE NEW ROSES Nothing But Wild, Nothing But Wild (2019) 2:50
20. CHASING THE MONSOON Love Will Find You, No Ordinary World (2019) 8:12
20. BUCK AND EVANS Common Ground, A Better Day (2019) 4:39
21. KATATONIA Birds, Sky Void Of Stars(2023) 3:39
22. PAT TRAVERS Dedication, Putting It Straight (1978) 7:56
23. THE BEATLES If I Needed Someone, Rubber Soul (1965) 2:21
24. AISLES Red Sector A, Single (2023) 5:12
25. FOZZY Relax, Beatbox (2022) 3:58


[01.01.23] Including Top 10 album chart of 2022

1. CHUCK WRIGHT Giving Up The Ghost, Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky (2022) 3:33
2. DAN REED NETWORK I See Angels, Let’s Hear It For The King (2022) 4:01
3. VINNIE MOORE Rise, Double Exposure (2022) 4:16
4. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR Won’t Be Fooled Again, Nobody’s Fool (2022) 4:54
5. TERRA NOVA Crank It Up, Ring That Bell(2022) 4:03
6. SNOWY WHITE Lady Luck (So Mean To Me), Driving On The ’44 (2022) 4:31
7. THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE Cold Lights, Fascination (2022) 4:16
8. CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Never Gonna Make Me Cry, The Garden (2022) 4:15
9. JULIAN LENNON Not One Night, Jude (2022) 3:52
10. DEF LEPPARD From Here To Eternity, Diamond Star Halos (2022) 5:41
11. MAGNUM Remember, The Monster Roars (2022) 5:14
12. DARE The Devil Rides Tonight, Road To Eden (2022) 3:49
13. CATS IN SPACE A Big Balloon, Kickstart The Sun (2022) 3:42
14. MARILLION Be Hard On Yourself, An Hour Before It’s Dark (2022) 3:28
15. OZZY OSBOURNE Degradation Rules, Patient Number 9 (2022) 4:12
16. REVIVAL BLACK Broken Home, Under The Light (2022) 3:37
17. ERJA LYYTINEN Bad Seed, Waiting For The Daylight (2022) 5:13
18. LARKIN POE Bad Spell, Blood Harmony (2022) 3:15
19. RIVERSIDE River Down Below, Wasteland (2018) 5:41
20. AIRRACE Summer Rain, Untold Stories (2018) 4:27
21. THE PINEAPPLE THIEF Try As I Might, Dissolution (2018) 4:26
22. SAXON The Secret Of Flight, Thunderbolt (2018) 5:02
23. PHIL LANZON Mind Over Matter, If You Think I’m Crazy (2018) 5:37
24. PORCUPINE TREE Walk The Plank, Closure/Continuance (2022) 4:27
25. JIMI HENDRIX Stepping Stone, Both Sides Of The Sky (2018) 3:14
26. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL Walking Wounded, Walking Wounded (1996) 6:04
27. CHRIS REA The Road To Hell Part II, Road To Hell (1990) 4:32


[25.12.22]

Pat Travers

PAT TRAVERS Special, interview and live tracks


[18.12.22] The Best of 2022

1. BLACK SABBATH Voodoo, Mob Rules (2022 ed.) 4:31
2. COLLATERAL Lullaby, Re-Wired (2022) 2:51
3. THE KARMA EFFECT Steal Your Heart, Single (2022) 3:53
4. WOLF MOON Hold On, How Do You See Yourself (2022) 4:32
5. THE KUT Animo, GRIT (2022) 3:55
6. ALTER BRIDGE Holiday, Pawns & Kings (2022) 3:58
7. TIMOTHY B.SCHMIT Heartbeat, Day By Day (2022) 6:18
8. GUN Taking On Your World ,The Calton Songs (2022) 5:20
9. MICHAEL MONROE I Live Too Fast To Die Young, I Live Too Fast To Die Young (2022) 3:06
10. JAMIE’S GUNS End Of The Road, Sex, Drugs & Weapons Of War (2022) 4:10
11. AMONGST LIARS Reign, Single (2022) 4:42
12. DIM GRAY Abalus In Time, Firmament (2022) 3:53
13. EMMA WILSON Little Love Bite, Wish Her Well (2022) 4:54
14. WALTER TROUT Ghosts, Ride (2022) 5:09
15. THOSE DAMN CROWS Long Time Dead, Point Of No Return (2020) 3:11
16. CATS IN SPACE Smoke & Mirrors, Kickstart The Sun (2022) 4:15
17. THE DEAD DAISIES Born To Fly, Radiance (2022) 3:19
18. DEF LEPPARD Fire It Up, Diamond Star Halos (2022) 3:19
19. THE DARKNESS Speed Of The Night Time, Motorheart (2021) 4:52
20. WHITESNAKE Forevermore, Made In Britain (2013) 7:06
21. AUSTIN GOLD Invincible, Those City Lights (2022) 3:48
22. BRAVE RIVAL Guilty Love, Life’s Machine (2022) 3:35
23. SAXON Lady In Gray, Carpe Diem (2022) 5:12
24. JOE SATRIANI Tension And Release, The Elephants Of Mars (2022) 5:49
25. GHOST Twenties, Impera (2022) 3:46
26. MARILLION The Crow And The Nightingale, An Hour Before It’s Dark (2022) 6:35


LINKS

Assume The Position Archive – Index (2017-2022, including July – December 2022)
David Randall Bio
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