Episode 16…. Vertigo Records
Richard brings some of the best Rock bands and artists signed by this lable, inlcuding Dire Straits, Black Sabbath, Karftwork and many more, enjoy…..
Episode 15… The Divinyls
Raunchy, sexy and a lot in between…. Richard toured with them and lets say that what happens on tour… you know the rest. have a listen and you may just pick up some stuff…
Malcom Young died at the age of 64…but what a legacy he has left us. Richard has put together what he reckons are ACDC best songs.. you be the judge…
Episode 13…. George Young
Sadly George Young passed away only a few weeks ago. Vanda and Young are probably the best know song writing and producing team Australia has ever produced..Richard explores Georges early days with the Easy Beats and writing and pioducing for many Australian and International artists..
Episode 12…. The Masters Apprentices
The Masters were the band in the 60’s that gave every Australian who ever wanted to be in a rock band, the inspiration to make great music… The Masters were the cream of Australian rock music.. and Richard even got to play with them as you will soon hear…
Episode 11…. Pink Floyd Pt 1
Richard begins with the very start of Pink Floyds’ journey to the Moon and beyond.
Episode 10 …. Grunge
Richard knows all about Grunge, he was the drummer in the Lime Spiders, it’s one of his favourite genres of music, and you may be surprised by his line up for this show…and yes it does include a Lime Spiders song, as well as The Fugs, Velvet Underground as well as the Black Keys and the White Stripes, oh and of course Nirvana, plus a lot of others.. enjoy a taste of Grunge…
Episode 9…. The Small Faces
The Small Faces… one of the most acclaimed and influential groups of the 1960s with memorable hits such as Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday, Tin Soldier and songs from Ogdens Nut Gone Flake. hear them now…
Episode 8… The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys have been a huge part of music from the their inception in 1961..Richard brings not only an anthology of their songs but also a rare peak into how they made them…
Episode 7… Jeff Beck
Was, still is and will ever be one of the greatest guitarists in the world. Richard takes us on a journey that will open your ears to how great Jeff Beck is..
Episode 6…. The Women
Find out who are Richards favourite woman, singers that is.. from Joni Mitchell to Nina Simone it’s a festival of the wonderfulness that Women singers have given us over the past few decades.. viva la Femme
Episode 5… Delta Blues
It’s where Blues first began to be recorded, back in 1926, with such greats as Robert Johnson and Lead Belly. Listen to the early blues, these are tracks that the Blues greats of today listened to for inspiration…..
It was born on a hot summer night in Harlem in the 60’s, it’s roots lie deep in Jazz and even though it was thought mostly African Americans related to this genre of music, it wasn’t exclusively theirs.. groups like the Bee Gees picked it up and had hits, others like Womak and Womak, George Benson and the great James Brown embraced the sound and we are all better for it…..
Episode Three…. David Bowie… a Retrospective
Richard takes you on a personal and emotional journey of the life of a musical genius. David Bowie’s music spanned many genres and generations, and the world will long remember January the 11th 2016. David Bowie’s music will live long after his death, and may never forget the Great White Duke… RIP
Episode Two… Psychedelia
Richards second episode is all about Psychedelic music, originating with the likes of Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, and has continued through into more recent times with bands like the Chemical Brothers and Tame Impala… It’s Psychedelic baby…
Episode One… LET THERE BE DRUMS
Richard’s first offering to the Explosion is a rare treat. Let There Be Drums, explores the history of great drummers from Sandy Nelson thru to some of the best rock drummers of our time including John Bonham and a track from Van Halen… enjoy