Season 4 Episode 45 aired on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 11 Nov 2021. I have to confess that I thoroughly enjoyed this episode very much. It has been a rough week with load shedding in South Africa, we have had power outages for two to three hours at a time 3 to 4 hours a day. There is a general feeling of burnout and a bit of high octane rock and roll was the best antidote in the world.
We kicked off in grand style with BulletBoys and a track called 'Hell on My Heels' the immortal opening count-in from Marq Torien serving as a message to the government. From there we continued with '80s metal in 2021 with Running Wild's latest release Blood on Blood and Mötley Crüe reminding us of how it was back in the day with 'Bad Boy Boogie' off Girls, Girls, Girls. Then a trip back to the early '70s with Alice Cooper and Grandfunk Railroad. And so it continued for a blistering 3 hours.
It was wonderful to have 3 of the original TSORR supporters tuned in. TSORR started on the community station Mix FM in Midrand JHB on 21 Dec 2017 and was on air between midnight and 2 am and 4 years later it is great to have some of those listeners still tuning in. There was another amazing thing about this show, in recent episodes, Sao Paulo Brazil and Tokyo Japan have become the top listeners of the show and I paid tribute to both. In their honour, we checked out Sepultura and Loudness and raised a glass in appreciation of the support around the world as TSORR edges towards 15 000 listens.
There was some great SA music from blues master Dan Patlansky, a gritty track from Jasper Dan and a really excellent song by The Burning called 'Taking My Kindness'. The Aussies got a look in as always with Cold Chisel and The Screaming Jets and Germany with a brand new track from Scorpions called 'Peacemaker', there was also the obligatory bit of Rammstein. Check it out it was a jol.
PS, there was also the great exposure of the truth that Dee Snider is really Larry David :-)
Artists featured: Bulletboys, Running Wild, Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad, Disturbed, Therapy?, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, Cold Chisel, The Screaming Jets, Blue Oyster Cult, Kiss, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Death Angel, Iron Maiden, Greta Van Fleet, Massive Wagons, Twisted Sister, Motörhead, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Social Distortion, Dan Patlansky, Jasper Dan, Sepultura, Loudness, Kid Rock, John Cougar, Metallica, Wrathchild America, Scorpions, Mastodon, Black Label Society, The Burning, The L.A. Maybe. The Gaslight Anthem, Little Steven, Foo Fighters, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts