ROCK SALAD - TOMMY VANCE
BBC WORLD SERVICE - LONDON, ENGLAND
JULY MORNING - URIAH HEEP
by Sonny on April 3, 2016 at 5:23 AM
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A regular epic piece to be heard on the airwaves was this one from the "Look at Yourself" album, What better way is there, But to exit on this one. "July Morning" what an absolute classic track! Formed in London in 1967, after a number of line up changes, Original surviving member Mick Box brings the band alive again and to date yet again a few months ago they visited down under Australia, They were very 'eavy .... very 'umble!
RAINBOW IN THE DARK - DIO
by Sonny on April 3, 2016 at 4:18 AM
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May 1983 was the release of the the first Ronnie James Dio album, "Holy Diver" released on Vertigo in the UK and Warner Bros and Mercury worldwide. This became the highly rated heavy metal hallmark for Dio having won both silver and platinum, Not only in the UK, The US aswell. At this time, Tommy Vance played both in this order, "Rainbow in the Dark" followed by "Gypsy" from this album "Holy Diver" for the new Dio fans on The Friday Rock Show (May 1983)
MOONAGE DAYDREAM LIVE - HAMMERSMITH ODEO...
by Sonny on April 3, 2016 at 4:08 AM
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A re-release 10 years after of this soundtrack album on record brought us another dimension from David Bowie. On The Friday Rock Show in the UK Tommy Vance played this track. This was the tenth anniversary of "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" Film release. Absolute Bowie!! "Freak out in a Moonage Daydream....."
ROCK SALAD - REQUEST SHOW
by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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Dave Green, Israel: Hi Tommy here's a suggestion for your request show, I'd like to dedicate it to world peace. Your show is the only Rock Show worth listening to, Rock On!!! And why not........with the White Punks on Dope (BBC World Service 1990)
BOUNTY HUNTER - MOLLY HATCHET
by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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"Playing some down home Southern Boogie bands Now this is a band that took their name from an American Lady who got a bit famous by taking an axe to her lovers necks after she got a bit tired of them. Now the only axes Molly Hatchet the band used were their guitars but they wielded them with the same accuracy, all three of them, Here's the track called "Bounty Hunter'' its ofF the first Molly Hatchet album released back in 1978
ROCK SALAD - TV's Prime Cuts
by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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Prove It by Television Tommy informs us: "The band Television switched themselves off way back in 1978 but they did actually reform for one album and a tour about four years ago. And I really love that track. Its called "Prove It" (Tommy Vance - August 1996)
ROCK SALAD - PHIL LYNOTT TRIBUTE
by Sonny on April 2, 2016 at 8:44 AM
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The beginning of 1986 saw the death of our very own Phil Lynott in England. Tommy Vance immediately broadcast his tribute to Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy as we knew them at the end of the "Thunder and Lightning" tour, Based on their best and most heaviest album to date. The tribute brought an end of an era for Thin Lizzy and so this show was then broadcast early 1986. The BBC WS Rock Salad show in its tribute to Thin Lizzy was broadcast approximately January/Early February. Unfortunately we cannot hear what Tommy had to say about this now but the whole show included the BBC Radio One Live In Concert show, The recording in which came from The Reading Rock Festival from England 1983. These were the best live recordings of Thin Lizzy and Tommy Vance re - broadcast most of the live show on that very day. Just weeks following Phils' death. Thin Lizzy was at that point at their best! I recognised these very recordings which came from the show 'Rock Salad" because of the tremendous feedback at the end of this track....... A very rare recording here of the live performance and it brought an end to another great show from the studios in London.
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