“Jurassic Rock”. Every second Monday of the month: 22:00-00:00.
What type of music can we expect to hear on your show?
Multifarious Deep 60’s, ’70’s and early ’80’s Rock.
What is the format of your show?
To let the music do most of the talking, but to talk occasionally.
Why should we listen to your show?
The music: predominantly overlooked but rocking, groovy, diverse and hopefully good enough to induce expansions of personal musical horizons (like what happens when I listen to Gideon Coe, but somehow different). It also does most of the talking.
How did your show come about?
Through being the proud owner of part of a collection that subliminally cried out it needed the oxygen of publicity to spread the word of the historically rocking downtrodden.
What goes on behind the scenes in the studio?
Air guitar, foot-tapping, childlike wonderment and frantic, sweaty, adult-like, decision-making.
What has been you best on air moment?
“Stormchild” by Trespass/”Sea of Fear” by Amulet.
What has been your worst/ most embarrassing on air moment?
This is a joy I have yet to fully experience as I have done, at time of writing, only 3 shows. A few “Ummm, ummm, ummm” hiatuses maybe… and possibly the advent of an REO Speedwagon tune when I was expecting something completely different. Don’t cry for me – it was from “Nine Lives”; i.e. before they turned totally MOR and couldn’t fight this feeling anymore.
Who is your favourite artist? Why?
Deep Purple. They remind me of my mum (she loved the live version of “Strange Kind of Woman” on “Made in Japan”) who bought me “Made in Europe” and “The Song Remains the Same”, by Led Zeppelin, for Xmas ’77. My very impressionable, adolescent psyche gravitated towards “Made in Europe”; probably due to a then-latent but now utterly unabashed predilection for Hammond Organs. Zep aren’t too shabby, mind.
What is your all time favourite album? Why?
There are 3 (it’s a magic number): “Deep Purple In Rock” – it’s by Deep Purple and it’s their best album; ’nuff said. “Chango” by Chango – it’s like Santana at their most heavy and intoxicating but devoid of ephemeral Santana-like noodling. And “Secret Treaties” by Blue Oyster Cult – it’s dark and heavy with great songs and lyrics, and garnished with sprinklings of Hammond Organ! Hooray!