The Paranoid Squirrel ep 551

May 6th, 2017

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Artistes that I play on this week’s show are:

Johnny Thunders,
Last Great Dreamers,
The Quireboys,
Rich Rags (Role Models),
The Phobics,
The Anita Chellemah Band,
HeadAche,
The Dahmers,
Fierce Ideas,
The Damned

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 550

April 29th, 2017

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Time…..I haven’t got any, well not enough for comprehensive show notes this week. Instead here is a list of great bands/artists you will find on this week’s Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show that aired at 11pm (BST) on Rock Radio UK last night.

Playboy Manbaby,
The Damned,
The Candy Snatchers,
The Lords of the New Church,
Black Bombers,
Roger Waters,
St. Phillip's Escalator, (sic)
Ruben Vine,
The Bitch Queens,
The Travoltas,
Danzig,
Junkyard,
The King Blues
and Iron Maiden.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 543

March 11th, 2017

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First Broadcast on 10-03-17 at 11pm on Rock Radio UK
Repeated on 12-03-17 at 2am.

Welcome to the first Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show on Rock Radio UK. Getting the hour underway are Zombie Motors Wrecking Crew from Australia and a track from their “Supersonic Rock ‘n’ Roll” album. The Arrows are up next with ‘that’ song who are swiftly followed by Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors and an acoustic track that was recorded at the Old Church St Pancras on the 3rd March. A new band, although the members might be familiar, are Neon Animal, whose game plan is to bring Rock ‘n’ Roll back from the dead, which coincidently is the title of their debut single which of course I play. Tom Baker and the Snakes, who don’t feature the forth Doctor or any snakes, have just released a new album called “Lookout Tower” and very good it is to, a track from which you will hear. The Fiascos are all set to release their second single “Kill the Radio” and have already let us see the video to it. Being as this is Radio the mp3 gets an airing. In a case of “Clashing Gigs” The Fiascos along with Nicotine Pretty, Los Pepes, The Sly Persuaders, Ming City Rockers and a host of others are playing the Summer Weird Sin Festival in Brixton the same day as Johnny Moped hits The Lexington. That’ll be 19th August. To embellish the situation, I play some Sick Livers as I haven’t any Nicotine Pretty and some “Cycledelic” era Johnny Moped. Straight after the Moped’s Stiff Little Fingers come crashing in and then it’s a new track from Dirtbag Republic’s forthcoming album “Downtown Eastside”. Into the home straight and in light that the Telephone Lovers have been booked to play this year’s SXSW Festival and it seems have a new album already recorded following up on their self-titled debut which is now available on Liquorice Red and White vinyl, I play a track from said album by them. On the recommendation of Head Glunk Dom Daley I checked out the new album by Jeff Dahl “Made in Hawaii”. To date Mister Daley has not let me down and with Jeff’s new release that trend seems set to continue as hopefully you will agree. The Ramones, with the last song on their last studio album, which was the last song written for them by their former bassist Dee Dee is the penultimate track but it is The Hydromatics and the Tony Slug, Nicke Anderssen, Thumping Theo, Scott Morgan line-up that have the dubious honour of closing this week’s show.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 540

February 18th, 2017

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I start this week’s episode with the brand new single from the Biters’ new album “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be” played at the right speed. Vinyl is the order of the day next with offerings from The Nomads and Sator split single which arrived on my doorstep courtesy of Ghost Highway Records and then a NY Loose 7” thanks to Andy from the Fear & Loathing Fanzine. I then get into releases and or projects that went live on the 14th making me worry whilst I was wining and dining Mrs A. I’d miss out. I didn’t. First I ordered TV Eyes “1977-1978” vinyl LP from Easy Action Records, but as I haven’t any TV Eye to play, yet, I air Radio Birdman covering the Stooges. Can you guess which song....? Then the Role Models third album in as many years was Pledged for on...erm.. Pledge Music with an early version of “Cherry Dear” played to accompany “Dance Moves” appearance. Finally I was able to mop my fevered brow as I managed to blag the Spasm Gang Member re-issue of The Hip Priests “Full Tilt Bullshit” LP and the original unreleased Gary X-Ray version. Up next is Hanoi Rocks and some Johnny Thunders, just because, well just because. More new music comes from The Scaramanga Six, The Yorkshire Rats, Cyanide Pills, “DEMONS” (Yes, get in), Circus of Power ft. Jyrki69 and the fantastically titled King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 531

December 17th, 2016

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France’s Soggy get this week’s show underway with a track from their one and only album which has finally been released on CD. The band look and sound like a hybrid of The Stooges and the MC5 with frontman Beb sporting Rob Tyner’s hair and Iggy Pop’s stripped the waist torso, although I can also hear elements of Motörhead and Venom and in six degrees of separation The Shrine follow on who play the sort of music that would suit a fan of Black Flag, Black Sabbath and Fu Manchu. Thanks to Tom from the The Phobics I’ve been turned onto the Stalkers. A bit late in the day as the band broke up in July but still, it’s the thought that counts. As a way of saying “Cheers” I play a track from Tom’s pre Phobic band Helltrain but its Johnny Moped with a 6Music session track that actually proceeds it. The DeRellas work their way into the show with a track from their recently released “Freakshow” mini LP. Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is making his way over to the UK next year with an as yet unnamed band, although John Proctor from the Dirty Strangers is playing bass to whit I play a song from the Sticksman’s solo album. Another new band, well to me, are The Richmond Sluts. Think of a mixture of The Stooges and Primal Scream with the occasional slide guitar putting a spanner in the works and that’s what the band’s latest album “60 Cycles of Love” sounds like to me. Of course I play a track so you can judge for yourself.  Todd Youth, formerly of The Michael Monroe Band, Danzig, D-Generation and my personal favourite The Chelsea Smiles has resurfaced in Bloodclot along with John Joseph from the Cro-Mags, Nick Oliveri and Joey Castillo formerly of Queens of the Stone Age. The band’s debut album is due out next year, the title track of which I air. It looks like three of The Frantic Four (Status Quo) are about to step into the recording studio with the possibility of a tour to promote said album. Of course I’m talking “Lancaster, Coghlan and Parfitt”. No Ice-Cream mogul..... Therefore “Caroline” gets played, but by who? As we enter the final furlong, or as The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show can now be heard on White Line Fever - Rugby League’s Rockingest 24 hour-hour Radio Station, subscribe here: http://tinyurl.com/huepgsp, we are heading for the final try, The WitchDoktors help us along with a track from “Voodoo Eye”. Even though I played some Helldivers last week, I play them again this, but it’s Dream, probably the first Norwegian supergroup and a track from their one and only 1967, just about to be re-issued LP “Get Dreamy”, that tidies things up for another week.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 527

November 19th, 2016

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On this Man-flu induced show I start things going, through cups of Lemsip, with The Roolettes who I mistook for The Rubinoos, then the Rubinoos themselves. Last week I had three gigs all on the same day, one of which was on at the same time. The bands in question were The Electric Boys, The Fiascos and Warrior Soul. A track, plus a running commentary, from each is played, with The Fiascos being a live one. Then this week’s pledge segment comes courtesy of a demo recorded in a toilet by Rich Rags for the Role Models. Who incidentally have album number three all written ready to be recorded with a release date of August/September 2017. The Pink Floyd follow swiftly afterwards with a track from their “Early Years” Box Set. A band whose recordings were almost lost in the mists of time is The Ghosts of Lovers. Thankfully their former drummer Steve Pegrum has just released them on his Angels In Exile record label. Very much a band of their time (early 90s) influenced by the likes of The Lords of the New Church and Hanoi Rocks. Up next is Steevi Jaimz and a re-recording of the Tigertailz classic “Living Without You”. As Deathwish are just about to have both their albums re-released on Back On Black I played something by them but end this week’s show with three live songs that were recorded at The Bowery Electric as part of the “Evening of The Heartbreakers – LAMF” featuring Walter Lure, Wayne Kramer, Clem Burke and Tommy Stinson who were aided and abetted by Cheetah Chrome, Handsome Dick Manitoba and Jesse Malin.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 521

October 8th, 2016

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MorningCampers! On this week’s show I have for your delectation, if not consideration,just over an hour’s worth of kick ass tunes (IMHO).  The Stents and Thee Blind Crows, who areboth on KOTJ Records, get things underway with a track from their album and eprespectively. Then to clarify a comment I made on last week’s show I play someNew York Dolls and a track from Pernilla Andersson. Spike & Tyla in theirHot Knives guise have just released a new album with the leading title of “TheSinister Indecisions of Frankie Gray & Jimmy Pallas”. I on the other hand madeno indecision when it came to choosing which track I should play. Straightafterwards is a new song from the Helldivers. Then The Damned disappoint me ontwo fronts, one which is not their fault and one which most defiantly is. Toillustrate this, I air a track by them. More new music in the shape of new bandPublic Access T.V. and a track from their debut album, then I take you into oldschool territory with Slaughter & the Dogs who just so happen to havereleased a brand new album. Born Loose present us with more car crash intensitywith a track from their “Death From Above” mini-doodah. Coke Chains, who are onthe same label as Born Loose, that’ll be Hound Dawg Records, have a new singleout next month. However, I give you a sneak listen so you can pre-order onebefore it’s “Too Late, Too Late”. The Bitch Queens and The Hip Priests have onceagain joined forces as the Bitch Priests or is it the Hip Queens, to release asplit single. One from the Bitches and two from the Priests. Available in tworegular colours of period red and cum white. Rounding this week’s show off is atrack from Gillan featuring guitarist Steve Byrd whosadly passed away last week.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 520

October 1st, 2016

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On this week’s show it’s The Black Bullets that get things Rockin’ an’ a Rolling with Canterbury troubadour Maximum Martin making his debut appearance on the show following swiftly on. The Breakdowns have just embarked upon a series of unreleased recordings under the “Opening The Vault” banner. Of course a track from “Volume 1” is aired. Up next are two artists that I never in a month of Sundays thought that I would play on The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show. Firstly I give you Morrissey, yes Steven Patrick Morrissey former UK President of The New York Dolls Fan Club and then secondly Shakin’ Stevens. Both, after you listen to them, I think you’ll agree deserved to be played. Getting back on track we have new music from Steve Ignorant and The Paranoid Visions and a track from The Mutants new album “Your Desert My Mind”, a band that features a certain Rat Scabies. Liar Thief Bandit who hail from Malmo ambushed me on The Hellacopters Facebook Page with a track from their soon to be released debut album which gets played. This week’s Crowd Funded, Fan Financed section comes courtesy of Michael Lee Smith/Alex Kane, Deadcuts and Last Great Dreamers. The Mission have just released a new album the title track of which gets an airing. Rounded things off for another week are Trigger McPoopshute and The Hip Priests. Enjoy!

 

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 517

September 10th, 2016

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Welcome to another episode of The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show. Starting this week’s show off are the Bullet Proof Lovers and a 7” track taken from their up and coming new album “Shoot To The Heart”. Turbonegro swiftly follow as I ‘forgot’ to play them on last week’s last week’s entire Scandinavian affair. Another apology track comes courtesy of The Phobics who thanks to the rebuilding of London Bridge Station I missed their gig last Saturday at Fordham Park in New Cross. GBH hit us with a Demo track that would in a finished form be released on “City Baby’s Revenge”.  This week’s Fan Financed, Crowd Funded section features Last Great Dreamers and a track from their third and first new music for 22 years, album “Transmissions From Oblivion”. Also featured are Sharks and their new single which is due for release on the 30th. Radio Birdman’s Deniz Tek releases his new solo album “Mean Old Twister” on Citadel Records at the end of the month, a track from which I obviously play. Whilst trying to free up space on my external Hard-Drive I found 5 tracks by Todd Youth’s Heartaches. After first checking with Danny Young formerly of Gluecifer, currently of Smoke Mohawk that it was indeed him on drums and Sami Yaffa bass on two of the tracks, I this week air one of them. I have been pointed in the direction of The Old Firm Casuals by Glunk Records el supremo and Uber Rock scribe Dom Daley. On the strength of his word I acquired the band’s last offering “A Butcher’s Banquet”. It’s a mixture of Motörhead, AC/DC and The Cult sporting Lonsdale t-shirts, Doc Martins and Red Braces with a hint of 70’s Glamstomp Rock that Giuda would happily embrace. Naturally I play a track from it for your consideration. Swiftly following on are Dan Vapid & the Cheats and a track from his/there third album “All Wound Up” which is aimed at the Children end of the Rock market. Up next are The Fleshtones with a track taken from their also just released album “The Band Drinks For Free”. Rounding this week’s episode off are Hey! Hello! as the final version of the “Hey! Hello! Too!” album was ready for download yesterday.    

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 504

June 11th, 2016

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Welcome to Episode 504 of The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show. On this week’s show I head up to Camden for this year’s Camden Rocks; 200 bands spread over 20 venues and if you bought the “Super Early Bird” ticket it would’ve only set you back £20. The first band on my “To do/to see” list were London SS, the band who in 1976 would give us The Damned, The Clash and Chelsea. Only guitarist and ex-Hollywood Brat Brady survives in the band from those days. After the London SS I wandered up the road from Dingwalls to see Alive With Eyes who were playing the downstairs Bar at The Barfly. The band are a four piece London based band that are stupidly young, I’m sure all of them are still at Secondary School. However for a young band they certain know all about Power Pop. Doubling back on myself I head for The Crowndale to see The DeRellas but never make it as I get side tracked by classic era Quireboy and sometime Peckham Cowboy Bassist Nigel Mogg and together we put the world to rights before watching ex Cherry Bombz vocalist Anita Chellamah along with Timo Kalito and his son play The Cuban. Following on straight after is the first of three sets from Ginger Wildheart who feature GWB drummer Ai on Tambourine and Toshi on acoustic Bass. Technically difficulties result in 15 minutes of Tambourine, Bass and vocals only with The Cuban crowd leading the vocals. Timo and Nigel re-emerge along with Marc Eden for some serious South London Action as The Peckham Cowboys. It’s the turn of The Dublin Castle to acquire my feet as I see Black Foxxes who were recommended to me by their Record label Boss and my one time employer. The Pacific Northwest meets Devon. Reckless Love are up next at The Electric Ballroom and as much as I think their new album “InVader” sounds like a demo/work in progress CD, live I think the band are at the top of their game. I forgot how stupidly hot The Proud Gallery could become as I waited for the third and final Ginger Wildheart set. Fortunately the Kettling Policy of last year had been rescinded. This time around Ginger had no guitar issues and even managed to get Ai to play a cymballess drum kit for “Suckerpunch”. Former Wildheart Bassist Danny McCormack’s new band The Main Grains were up next and hearing Danny play reminded me how much I’ve missed seeing him live. Camden Rocks highlight of the moment? Ginger and Danny giving each other a great big hug. My last port of call was back at The Cuban for The Godfathers with Black Bombers and Walter Lure Bassist Darren Birch standing in for the currently unavailable Chris Coyne. The Godfathers were for me, thee band of this year’s Camden Rocks.     

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