179 episodes

TSORR Radio Show is a Radio Show based on the music and ideas featured in The Story of Rock and Roll, a book written by James Daubeney. It covers a vast range of Rock, Metal, Punk & Blues. It showcases music that is predominantly guitar based from all around the world. TSORR features music from the mid 60's all the way through to today. With TSORR it is all about the music. If you love guitars and loud rock and roll this is the show for you. Each week it features many of the top rock and metal bands in the world. For example you can expect a healthy selection of ACDC, Priest, Maiden, Metallica, Rush, Kiss, Queen, ZZ Top, Rammstein, Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Dio and many more. It always features a number of equally great bands that you may or may not have heard of but really should. The show focuses on these bands but seldom on the greatest rock hits of all time, it goes deeper and features tracks off classic albums that you won't hear elsewhere. TSORR is the place to pick up on something you like and to then follow up and delve deeper into a band or song that struck a sweet chord with you. The show is always trying to bring you, in Bowie's words, that 'one damn song that can make you break down and cry'. You get the facts and the stories as well as some irreverant opinion and you can always contact TSORR for more info about something your heard. Give it a try, TSORR its all about the music \m/

The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show James Daubeney

    • Music

TSORR Radio Show is a Radio Show based on the music and ideas featured in The Story of Rock and Roll, a book written by James Daubeney. It covers a vast range of Rock, Metal, Punk & Blues. It showcases music that is predominantly guitar based from all around the world. TSORR features music from the mid 60's all the way through to today. With TSORR it is all about the music. If you love guitars and loud rock and roll this is the show for you. Each week it features many of the top rock and metal bands in the world. For example you can expect a healthy selection of ACDC, Priest, Maiden, Metallica, Rush, Kiss, Queen, ZZ Top, Rammstein, Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Dio and many more. It always features a number of equally great bands that you may or may not have heard of but really should. The show focuses on these bands but seldom on the greatest rock hits of all time, it goes deeper and features tracks off classic albums that you won't hear elsewhere. TSORR is the place to pick up on something you like and to then follow up and delve deeper into a band or song that struck a sweet chord with you. The show is always trying to bring you, in Bowie's words, that 'one damn song that can make you break down and cry'. You get the facts and the stories as well as some irreverant opinion and you can always contact TSORR for more info about something your heard. Give it a try, TSORR its all about the music \m/

    The Story of Rock and Roll: S5E38

    The Story of Rock and Roll: S5E38

    Episode 38 kicked off at 19h00 on Thursday 22 Sept 2022 on Rebel Rock Radio.  First up Guns ‘n’ Roses with ‘You could Be Mine’. from back in the day when G ‘n’ R were the hottest band in the world. Next up Rainbow, off Rising and the opening track 'Tarot Woman'.  It was pretty much hard rock with bands like Tesla and The Four Horsemen all the way through until some Jethro Tull which made a nice change.  The track we heard was 'One Brown Mouse' off Heavy Horses.  From there we went bluesy with Samantha Fish and Frank Marino.  The requests for more led to Joe Bonamassa with 'Hanging on a Loser' off his latest album Time Clocks.   
    We checked out a real biker, biker band in the form of Chrome Division and then went heavy with Sepultura and their cover of Motörhead’s ‘Orgasmatron’ with the amazing Derrick Green on vocals.  I did screw up a bit, I wasn't sure if Derrick was Brazilian, he isn't, he's American, born in Cleveland in 1971, six foot five weighing 110 kg.  That should fix the bungled and botched attempt on the record.  

    The next bit of the show I really enjoyed. Two metal bands I had never heard of one called Sumerlands and another called Claymorean got some airtime.  They are playing what is known as classic metal.  Claymorean are out of Serbia and Sumerlands I am not sure.  We will be hearing more from these band in the future.  Tanks to Loudwire for thise two gems.  New stuff came from Ozzy Osbourne, Parkway Drive, and Desolation Angels.  We got our weekly dose of UK Punk courtesy of Stiff Little Fingers, The Clash, and The Jam.   
    Because there is so much good metal out there right now we kept on going with a new track from In Flames called The Great Deceiver, this is a huge return to form in my view.  There was time to visit the ‘80s with Mõtley Crüe and ‘Girls, Girls, Girls' and then some Kiss off Lick It Up and ‘All Hell’s Breaking Loose.  Hole and The Pretty Reckless represented the ladies and then it was time once again for Rush.  I am currently Rush befok and there is no obvious sign of abatement.  It feels like we've had Rush for 7 weeks in a row now.    
    The wheels came off a little bit at the end, some bottled-up anger and a tribute to the Rebels at Rebel Rock Radio who work hard doing what they love whether people listen to it or not.  So we went out heavy, heavy with Arch Enemy, Dirty Little Rabbits, and Eye of the Enemy.   
    Artists featured:  Guns ‘n’ Roses, Rainbow, Slash’s Snake Pit, Tesla, The Four Horseman, The L.A. Maybe, Q5, Jethro Tull, Frank Marino, Samantha Fish, Joe Bonamassa, Chrome Division, Sepultura, Manegarm, Claymorean, Sumerlands, Stiff little Fingers, The Clash, the Jam, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Parkway Drive, In Flames, Desolation Angels, Hole, The Pretty Reckless, Rush, The Who, Warren Zevon, Faster Pussycat, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Five Finger Death Punch, Arch Enemy, Dirty Little Rabbits, Eye of the Enemy.  

    • 3 hr 4 min
    The Story of Rock and Roll: S4E37

    The Story of Rock and Roll: S4E37

    Episode 36 kicked off on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 15 Sept 2022.  We are into the last 15% of Quarter 3 and then that is 2022 in its P.  Amazing, time really does fly. We kicked off the show with 'The Longest Day' by Iron Maiden.  At over seven minutes it was a nice way to give everyone a chance to settle in.  From there we went to Mötley Crüe for a bit of ‘Power To The Music’, and that’s what TSORR is all about.  That track features John Corabi on vocals, John has just released his biography so I will let yo know how that is once I finish it.  From there we had something from Lita Ford off her album titled Living Like a Runaway.  Then it was back to the classics with my favorite band Judas Priest and a track called 'Desert Plains'.  From Priest, we went to a band out of Arizona called Icon with a track called 'World War'.  Hopefully, that won’t happen. 
    We checked the title track off Surfing With The Alien, what a classic, the album cost $ 13 000 to make and sold a million copies.  I am sure Joe Satriani is still very happy about that.  And then an hour in everything went to shit.  We are getting load shedding in South Africa, three to four times every 24 hours and it is wreaking havoc with everything including Rebel Rock Radio and The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show.  Forgive the rant I had, we are really struggling here.  Once comms were eventually restored,  I focused on good times music like Metal Church's 'Date With Poverty', Motor Sister with  'A Hole', Nine Inch Nails with 'The Wretched’ and Megadeth’s ‘Dogs of Chernobyl’.  All pretty much aimed at the government that has stolen all the money and destroyed all the infrastructure.    
    There is so much good music out at the moment, the New Ozzy Osbourne was released last week and we took a listen to a track called 'One of Those Days' which features Eric Clapton.  I reckon Eric has come out tops here, of all the megastar guitarists featured on the album he just gets it perfect.  Another new album I have been playing a lot of is Burning Black by NWOBHM pioneers Desolation Angels featuring Clive Pearson on bass.  Clive was in local SA metal band Lynx back in the early '80s.  With 50 minutes to go, it was time to forget about the ANC abortion and let the music take over. Steel Panther with 'Gold Digging Whore' bought some levity to the show and seeing as we were down there Buckcherry with 'Ridin’' and Sound Garden with 'Big Dumb Sex' kept the show completely NSFW.   We needed to check out some SA music and paid our respects to Dennis East who passed away this week.  Dennis and Mike Pilot gave us Stingray and the wonderful ‘Better The Devil You Know’.   From there we had  ‘Baby Murdered Me' from Springbok Nude Girls featuring one of Theo Crous’s best solos ever, and there have been a few,  in my opinion.     We ended off with Parkway Drive and the title track off their new album released last week called 'Darker Still'.  Check out the second solo, it sounds great.  
    Artists featured:  Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Lita Ford, Judas Priest, Icon, Joe Satriani, Cirith Ungol, Humble Pie, Cream, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, The Gaslight Anthem, Last In Line, Titus Andronicus, Trivium, Motor Sister, Nine Inch Nails, Metal Church, Hell Fire, Nazareth, Hole, Kid Rock, Megadeth, Cradle of Filth, Desolation Angels, Saxon, Steel Panther, ACDC, Buckcherry, Soundgarden, Stingray. Springbok Nude Girls, The Black Cat Bones, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Parkway Drive.     

    • 3 hr 1 min
    The Story of Rock and Roll: S5E36

    The Story of Rock and Roll: S5E36

    Episode 36 kicked off with Journey and 'Anyway You Want It', live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 8 Sep 2022.  In quick succession, we heard from Mammoth WVH, Edguy and Blackfoot.  If any of you caught the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show you will probably have been suitably impressed with Mammoth WVH’s Wolfgang Van Halen, the kids got daddy’s chops that is for sure.  From there we went all military with 'Gods of War' from Bruce Dickinson and 'Military Man' from Gary Moore.   
    While we were on air the news came through that the Queen had died so that led to ZZ Top with 'Have You Heard'?  And Status Quo with 'Mystery Song' and then into Tom Petty with a track called ‘Flirting With Time’ which is what we are all doing.  Tom Morello’s cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Blind Willie McTell went down really well, definitely a show highlight there.  We also checked out a band I discovered about 14 years ago and I don’t think I have played on TSORR, a band called Biomechanical.  The new stuff came from Alter Bridge and Ozzy Osbourne.  The next bit was great, it was all based around a couple of tracks from the Netflix documentary Trainwreck, Woodstock 99.  You need to see it, we took a listen to Limp Bizkit with 'Break Stuff’, Korn with ‘Blind’ and Kid Rock with ‘Batwitadaba’.  There was some good music at the turn of the century that’s for sure.   
    From there we cracked a bit of UK Punk with Stiff Little Fingers covering The Specials classic  ‘Doesn’t Make it Alright', some Steve Jones off the Fire & Gasoline album and a cover of Bob Marley’s 'Redemption Song' courtesy of Joe Strummer.  We went heavy with the title track off the brand new Megadeth album called The Sick, The Dying, and the Dead and then brand new from Parkway Drive and a track called ‘The Greatest Fear’.  SA music from The Black Cat Bones and Asylum Kids took us to a lekker messy ending with Five Finger Death Punch, Arch Enemy, and the find of the year, a band called The Halo Effect,  We took a listen to the opening track 'Shadowminds'.  And that ladies and gentlemen was that for season 5 episode 36.  Please share the podcasts with anyone who may be interested.  Thanks for listening \m/ 
    Artists featured:  Journey, Mammoth WVH, Edguy, Blackfoot, Bruce Dickinson, Gary Moore, Q5, Slaughter, Sons of Liberty, The Dead Daisies, ZZ Top, Tom Morello & The Nightwatchmen, Status Quo, Tom petty, Biomechanical, Kiss, Ryan Adams, Dio, Alter Bridge, Ozzy Osbourne, (feat Zakk Wylde), Theory of a Deadman Mick Jagger, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Kid Rock, Stiff Little Fingers, Steve Jones, Joe Strummer, Nazareth, Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Asylum Kids, The Black Cat Bones, The L.A. Maybe, Cradle of Filth, Five Finger Death Punch, Arch Enemy, The Halo Effect.    

    • 3 hr 2 min
    The Story of Rock and Roll: S4E35

    The Story of Rock and Roll: S4E35

    Episode 35 aired on 1 Sept 2022, on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00.  For once there were no technical problems on startup, everything connected and everything worked.  First up we had Krokus with their classic track Long Stick Goes Boom, off 1982’s One Vice at a Time.  Next up Biters with a track called ‘1975’ and then a quick track from Herman Frank before we shifted direction with some Faith No More.  From there we checked out ‘Baptised in Muddy Water from Ayron Jones and a track off the Ronnie James Dio Tribute tiled This is Your Life.    
    We spend a bit of time in the ‘Qs', not home affairs, the letter 'Q', with Q5 and Queensrÿche and 'Steel The Light' and ‘Jet City Woman respectively.  Seether made a welcome return with ‘Fake It' and Flatfoot 56 made their debut on TSORR.  The show moved into party mode with Rob Zombie and Living Dead Girl’ (who you can meet behind the counter at any Municipal Traffic Department near you).  Buckcherry and ‘Let’s Party’ off All Night Long, kept the throttle open.  We did the usual mix, slammed in some metal with Machine Head, ‘No Gods, No Masters’ and Killswitch Engage then into the UK punky stuff, The Boomtown Rats, The Jam, and Stiff Little Fingers.  The new stuff came from Five Finger Death Punch, The Halo effect, Slipknot, and Soulfly.   
    We checked out Cape Town-based Infanteria who featured a few months ago with a nearly 8 min masterpiece called 'Swansong' off their 2022 release Patriarch.  Then another brand new album from UK-based NWOBHM stalwarts Desolation Angels who have South African metal merchant Clive Pearson with them on bass.  We didn't manage to play the new Parkway Drive because there just isn't enough time, that tells you something about the amount of good new metal being released at the moment, "didn't have time for Parkway Drive", jesus.     
    We hit the local stuff with Jasper Dan and Black Bone Nation and then moved to a special level with ‘Warm Machine’ from Bush, you had to be there moving through the night at 3 am in Black Adder II to understand the power of that track.  Good times, really good times.  Anyway, the show had to die so we ended off with US punk from Green Day and then 'Helena' the classic track from MCR.   We went out heavy with The Halo Effect featuring Jesper  Strömblad ex In-Flames, Slipknot's new track 'The Chapeltown Rag', and Soulfly with 'Ancestors'.  Check it out, and spread the TSORR podcast far and wide please.   
    Artists featured:  Krokus, Biters, Herman Frank, Faith No More, Ayron Jones, Brian Tichy + Oni Logan + Rowan Robertson +  Jimmy Bain, Q5, Queensrÿche, Seether, Flatfoot 56, Rob Zombie, Rob Zombie, Buckcherry, Nashville Pussy, Michael Monroe, Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Thin Lizzy, Billy Idol, The Boomtown rats, The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, The Fismits, Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, Infanteria, Desolation Angels, Texas Hippie Coalition, Pantera, The L.A. Maybe, Jasper dan, Black Bone Nation, Bush, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Kid Rock, The Halo Effect, Slipknot, Soulfly
     

    • 3 hr 1 min
    The Story of Rock and Roll: S5E34

    The Story of Rock and Roll: S5E34

    Episode 34 of Season 5 kicked off on 25 August 2022 at 7 pm on Rebel Rock Radio.  ACDC got us out the blocks with a track off Power Age called ‘Gone Shooting, We stayed in that style of rock and checked out The LA Maybe, a band out of the Carolinas, and an awesome track called 'Sucker Punch'.  In recognition of the fact that the world is pretty f****d at the moment we took a listen to ex-Hanoi Rocks and glam icon Michael Monroe with a track called ‘Junk Planet’.  Then we got heavy with Burn The Priest, the band that were Lamb of God before they became Lamb of God and a Melvins cover called 'Honey Bucket'.  Then we followed on from last week with another track off Bring Me The Horizon’s incredibly good album Sempiternal.  One of the highlights of this show was an awesome track by SA band Fear of Falling, this was a new single they released called ‘All My Time’.  SA music is world-class, always has been always will be.   
    We took in some Metallica off Kill ‘Em All and then changed the tone with The Offspring and a track called 'Self Esteem'.  Noodles on guitar got some love for his guitar sound.  Ibanez and Pitbull Amps are apparently the secrets.  25 August is famous for being the birthday of two of the greatest rock stars the world has ever known, two guys who had a huge influence on me personally as a kid discovering this awesome music.  I am talking about Gene Simmons and Rob Halford, to celebrate their birthdays, 73 and 71 respectively we took a listen to Gene with 'God of Thunder' off kiss Alive II and Rob with 'Victim of Changes' off Unleashed in the East.  Those two albums got played to death when I was growing up and I used Kid Rocks' anthemic 'Still Something' off his latest album Bad Reputation to hammer home the point that in the 70s and 80s music rock music was special.  
    From there it was Tom Petty followed by Bruce Springsteen with a lovely sentiment in his track “Further On (Up The Road) off The Rising.  God remember that hey?, 9-11, seems like a lifetime ago and it took the Boss to put it all in perspective as only he can. The show went heavy again with a new band called The Halo Effect, made up of ex-members of In Flames and Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquility, it's well worth a listen, the album is called Days of the Lost.  There was no way we were going anywhere without taking another track off the stupendous new Arch Enemy album, Deceivers, the track we heard was ‘Spreading Black Wings’, from there is was My Chemical Romance and Oasis time and a bit of Billy idol thrown in for good measure.  

    The end of the show was a bit self-indulgent and took us back to some good jols in Cape Town, the scene was set with Kobus!, The Uninvited with 'The Poultry Christ' and Fokofpolisiekar with some Neil Young thrown in.   Kobus! with 'Die Volk Van Main' is a very special song, Theo Crous and Francois Blom got it right here.  The only huge disappointment with all this was that after Neil Young I explained how we used to use Tom Waits to clear the Whammy Bar in Cape Town and then I said cheers and goodnight and I assume that I didn't hit the mic button so we have a 60 min silence and no Cheerio until Tom Waits takes us out with 'Mr Siegal.  Sorry about that.   
    Artists featured:  ACDC, The L.A. Maybe, U.D.O., Michael Monroe, Warrant, Adrenaline Mob, Burn the Priest, Bring Me the Horizon, Fear of Falling, W.A.S.P., Metallica, The Offspring, Great White, Baton Rouge, Kiss, Judas Priest, Kid Rock, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, Jasper Dan, The Halo Effect, Texas Hippie Coalition, Arch Enemy, My Chemical Romance, Oasis, The Professionals, Billy Idol, Stiff Little Fingers, The Distillers, Kobus!, The Uninvited, Fokofpolisiekar, Neil Young, Tom Waits

    • 3 hr
    The Story of Rock and Roll: S5E33

    The Story of Rock and Roll: S5E33

    Episode 33 of season 5 aired finally at 19h18 on Rebel Rock Radio.  Same as last week I could not connect to the server but this time I found some gremlins in the system and was able to sort it out.  We kicked off with Guns ‘n’ Roses, with Accept and Herman Frank in hot pursuit.  Both those tracks featured Herman because back in 1984 when Restless and Wild was released he was on guitar with Wolf Hoffman.  Pearl Jam and Soundgarden signaled the end of the metal for the next 10 minutes.  From there we went all over the place, leaving the grunge in Seattle we moved to Ireland for The Boomtown Rats, London for Joe Jackson, then down under for some ACDC and a track called 'Giving the Dog a Bone' off Back in Black.  Mutt Lange produced both the ACDC and the Boomtown Rats' The Fine Art of Surfacing.     
    We had new stuff from Hell Fire and a track called 'Tortuga Nights' off the new album called Reckoning.  Also new was a track called 'Yen' off the new Slipknot, which is being released one track at a time in the same way as Arch Enemy and Megadeth were.  Speaking of both of those we checked them out as well.  It was cool to toast the late great Taylor Hawkins and check out a track called ‘Rudy’ off his EP Kota.  It's got so many hooks it reminds me of Rabbitt.  We went mellow with Dire Straits and a track called 'Lions' off the Live at the BBC album and then we went heavy again with a track called ‘Exiled From Earth’ off the finally released album called 'Deceivers'.  Arch Enemy is my current favorite metal band, Michael Amott and Alissa White-Gluz are killing it.   
    By the end of the show, we had gone from Del Amitri to Parkway Drive and Nickelback to Soulfly.  The UK Punk slot was great, and The Stranglers with Duchess really hit the spot.  The Rodneys were lining up, god forbid.  It was also great to hear Stiff Little Fingers with 'Nobody's' Hero and Simon McBride who is now in Deep Purple in place of Steve Morse made his TSORR debut with a rack called 'High Stakes'.  We finished up with Rage Against the Machines cover of Devo’s track ‘Beautiful World, Zack De La Roche literally oozes resentment at the end, don’t be like Zack kids.   All in all, it was a pretty mixed-up affair, in a good way.   
    Artists featured:  Guns ‘n’ Roses, Accept, Herman Frank, Newsted, Hell Fire, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, The Boomtown Rats, Joe Jackson, ACDC, Santana, Dave Hause, John Mellencamp, Rush, All them Witches, Megadeth, Slipknot, Taylor Hawkins, Dirty Honey, Simon McBride, Dire Straits, Arch Enemy, Bring Me The Horizon, Nickelback, Hinder, The Stranglers, Stiff Little Fingers, The Clash, Mr Big, The Answer, We Are Harlot, Sixx A.M., Del Amitri, Parkway Drive, Soulfly, Rage Against The Machine
     
     

    • 3 hr 2 min