The UK based DAB radio station Planet Rock produce interesting programmes now and again and I'll post any info here as and when I hear about them. The following may be of interest that I found on www.radiotoday.co.uk/news.php:
Planet Rock hits The Wall
Planet Rock has produced an hour long special on one of music's most epic albums. "Building the Wall" will broadcast on Bank Holiday Monday at 7pm.
Pink Floyd’s The Wall album produced classic songs such as Another Brick in the Wall, In the Flesh and the monumental Comfortably Numb, voted by Planet Rock listeners to have the greatest guitar solo of all time.
The album was noted for its album artwork and stage imagery. In Building the Wall, artist Gerald Scarfe discusses his designs for the album, stage show and film as well his time working with Pink Floyd.
The special also includes contributions from the band members
The results are in. Debate over. The Greatest Ever Rock Riff has been named...
Thousands of you voted and now we have our answer - 'Smoke On The Water' is without doubt the Greatest Rock Riff of all time.
It's the sound of a million air-guitarists around the world kicking into action, and that simple, opening four bar/four chord refrain that is somehow burnt into the memories of anyone that has even seen, touched or heard a guitar is your number 1.
Deep Purple had a further 27 songs nominated in the 1208 songs that you voted for, whilst the runners up, Led Zeppelin, had a total of 38 songs nominated - five in the Top Forty.
But the riff kings were undoubtedly Black Sabbath who featured 43 times in the full list, while AC/DC featured 41 times (and actually took more votes in total than any other band).
But without any further ado - here's the full Top Forty
1) Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water 2) Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love 3) Guns n Roses - Sweet Child O Mine 4) AC DC - Whole Lotta Rosie 5) Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) 6) Derek & The Dominoes - Layla 7) Free - All Right Now 8) Cream - Sunshine of Your Love 9) Black Sabbath - Paranoid 10) Deep Purple - Burn 11) AC DC - Back In Black 12) Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze 13) Led Zeppelin - Kashmir 14) Metallica - Enter Sandman 15) Rolling Stones - Satisfaction 16) Led Zeppelin - Black Dog 17) Lynryd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama 18) Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 19) Aerosmith - Walk This Way 20) AC DC - Highway to Hell 21) Black Sabbath - Iron Man 22) Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker 23) Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar 24) Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll 25) Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower 26) Dire Straits - Money for Nothing 27) AC DC - Thunderstruck 28) Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar 29) UFO - Rock Bottom 30) Rainbow - Since You've Been Gone 31) Van Halen - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love 32) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 33) Rush - Spirit of Radio 34) Status Quo - Caroline 35) Pink Floyd - Money 36) Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath 37) Iron Maiden - The Trooper 38) Jethro Tull - Aqualung 39) Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond 40) Guns n Roses - Paradise City
This P/Rock poll was from some while back but it's still an interesting read.
Greatest Guitar Solos We asked you to vote for the greatest guitar solo ever. We compiled your favourites and here's how you voted:
1. Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb 2. Guns n Roses, Sweet Child of mine 3. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Freebird 4. Van Halen, Eruption 5. Guns n Roses, November Rain 6. Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven 7. Dire Straits, Sultans Of Swing 8. Jethro Tull, Aqualung 9. Eagles, Hotel California 10. Deep Purple, Child In Time 11. Queen, Brighton Rock 12. Jimi Hendrix, All Along The Watch Tower 13. Deep Purple, Highway Star 14. Wishbone Ash, Throw Down The Sword 15. Ozzy Osbourne, No More Tears 16. Cream, Crossroads (live) 17. Guns n Roses, Paradise City 18. Led Zeppelin, Since I've Been Loving You 19. Ten Years After, I'm Going Home (Woodstock) 20. Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Chile (Sight Return) 21. Led Zeppelin, Dazed and Confused 22. Neil Young, Like a Hurricane 23. Rush, Working Man 24. Bon Jovi, Dry Country 25. Pink Floyd, Time 26. Rainbow, Stargazer 27. Bon Jovi, Wanted (Dead Or Alive) 28. AC/DC, Let There Be Rock 29. Thin Lizzy, Still In Love With You 30. Gary Moore, Still Got The Blues For You 31. Metallica, The Unforgiven 32. Iron Maiden, The Trooper 33. UFO, Rock Bottom 34. Ozzy Osbourne, Mr Crowley 35. AC/DC, Whole Lotta Rosie 36. Deep Purple, Smoke On The Water 37. Frank Zappa, Willie The Pimp 38. Led Zeppelin, Whole Lotta Love 39. Jimi Hendrix, Hey Joe 40. Thin Lizzy, Emerald
maddogfagin: I would guess that with the "recognition" he's now got with the association with IA he'll be in demand for session and production work. Maybe he could be asked to remix the later Tull albums after Stormwatch if SW hasn't the time.
Nov 14, 2019 7:56:45 GMT
sealion: Mmm, my Signature copy arrived yesterday and I've now got most of the way through it. It's certainly a lovely book but worth the £275?
Nov 21, 2019 12:52:45 GMT
sealion: Essentially we're paying £235 for a number, a 7" vinyl (which, let's be honest, isn't that great), 2 art prints, IA's autograph and a box. Oh yes, and my name listed in the back. A pair of tickets for the 2020 tour would've been a nice gesture....
Nov 21, 2019 13:03:40 GMT
sealion: Do I regret it? Not really, because it's Jethro Tull, but, perversely,I probably would've done if I'd only gone for the cheaper version! That said I'm not sure how the price difference between the two versions can be justified...
Nov 21, 2019 13:12:02 GMT
sealion: Jethro Tull the prog years? So it's Passion Play in it's entirety then!
Nov 21, 2019 13:34:00 GMT
maddogfagin: That would please Bernie
Nov 21, 2019 15:40:52 GMT
steelmonkey: As it is I may have to travel far to see this tour
Nov 23, 2019 4:02:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Got new job, starting Feb 3,2020, Tull book and Stormwatch, all just in time for Thanksgiving. Prsent and promise to self: Catch up on Tull forum this weekend. Fair warning: reviews and rants/raves/nonsense looming like the big bear cover of Stormwatch.
Nov 27, 2019 22:58:37 GMT