The Paranoid Squirrel ep 565

August 12th, 2017

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Last night’s Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show on Rock Radio UK seemed to go without incident. On it I played tracks from these artists;

Suicidal Tendencies,
The Damned,
Dead Cross,
Penetration,
Råttanson,
The Chelsea Smiles,
The New York Dolls,
Kadavar,
The Yorkshire Rats,
Richie Ramone,
Derrick Anderson,
The Darts (US),
Numb
and Motörhead.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 564

August 5th, 2017

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After hotfooting it back from seeing Richie Ramone at The Underworld I managed to play tracks from these artists on The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show which originally aired on Rock Radio UK on the 4th August;

The Objects,
Grande Royale,
Eight Rounds Rapid,
Neon Animal,
The Black Bombers,
The Blue Carpet Band,
Marky Ramone,
The Rolling Stones,
The Rousers, (NL)
Grave Pleasures,
CJ Wildheart,
M.O.D.,
Bloodclot
and The Smoggers.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 561

July 15th, 2017

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On The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show this week I air tracks by these esteemed artists;

Casanovas,
Brian James,
The Brutalists,
Steppenwolf,
Asomvel,
CJ Wildheart,
Nicotine Pretty,
Flame Pilots,
Shush,
The Loyalties,
Role Models,
The Heavy Metal Kids
and Vert:x

 

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 557

June 17th, 2017

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On The Paranoid Squirrel Rock this week, that aired yesterday on Rock Radio UK, I played tracks from these artists.

Julian Cope,
Helldivers,
Doyle,
Time To Kill,
Anti Nowhere League,
Ruts DC,
The Idol Dead,
Ian Person,
Grande Royale,
Strängen,
J.J. & The Real Jerks,
Pink Cigar,
Neon Animal
and The Ramones.

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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 545

March 25th, 2017

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First Broadcast on Rock Radio UK at 11pm 24-03-17

Back in the comfort of the studio for this week’s show with Gluecifer the first band out of the blocks as a tribute to those of us who travel to foreign climes to see bands play live. Then once again it’s the Backyard Babies because…..well, just because. Hey! Hello! are up next which leads nicely into Lupus Dei who feature The Rev and Toshi from the aforementioned Hey! Hello! A band that I meant to play last week if the traffic was bad was Junkyard and a track from the band’s first new album in something like 25 years. That track of course gets played this week. Thanks to Rock Radio UK’s DJ Dropbox folder I have discovered Freedom Fuel from Helsinki. To me their album “Happy People” remains me of The Soundtrack of our Lives playing Ghost, or vice versa. Hard Action have a new single out for us to enjoy, either in ones and zeros or as a limited 7”. I play the digital version. Having already played the new A side from The Fiascos latest offering I opt to play the double A side. No exclusivity at all. I’m missing the Hip Priest playing live up at the Nambucca tonight, I know, sad times, so I play two tracks from them. Both the same, one featuring Gary X-Ray from the lost version of “Full Tilt Bullshit” and the other that we all know and love with Nathan Von Cruz. The Bitch Queens will be one of the bands supporting the Hip Priests during their Easter weekend campaign which I’ll be at London and Brighton dates. The band at the beginning of May will be releasing their third LP “L.O.V.E.”. Which I have……..A single from the album is due to be released in April which I air. Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors are just about to launch a “Fan Club” site not to dissimilar to Ginger’s GASS project, which sounds great. To underline it I play another track from their/his soon to be released “Capital Spirits - an acoustic evening - Live in London” album. A new band to find their way to The Paranoid Squirrel Drey are The Clamps and I think over the coming weeks/months tracks from their new album “Blend, Shake, Swallow” are going to be played on a regular basis. Starting this evening. Rounding off this week’s show are Bullet Proof Lovers with a tune from “Shot Through The Heart” which had me falling over myself to get once I’d read Dom Daley’s Uber Rock review.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 539

February 11th, 2017

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On this week’s show, for your listening pleasure I have for you new tunes from; The Dahlmanns and The Reverberations whose singles both come out on the 14th. The Ruts DC have lifted a track from last years very excellent Pledge album “Music Must Destroy”. Adam Bomb has just set up a GoFundMe page where you can pre-order his up and coming autobiography “911 Is Disconnected …So This Is Rock And Roll”. Obviously as a soundtrack to this, I play something by him. The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell are up next with a track off their last album “Keep It Greasy” for no other reason than its great. Poison Heart and Bomb The World released a split LP late last year with both bands picking a song to cover. Those songs I play. One by The Ramones and one by Motörhead. I then talk about clashing gigs and even worse bands you really like added to either a sold out show or the headlining band you weren’t going to go to in the first place. To illustrate this I play a track from Biters who will be supporting Blackberry Smoke next month. Julian Cope has just released a new album called “Drunken Songs”, which is forty minutes of Gnostic Drunkenness contained in six tales of belligerent alcohol related drunkenness. I think, like me, you’ve probably detected a theme. The track I air it seems to have been written to be played at the Archdruid’s funeral. Swiftly following on from Mr Cope are the Watts. Classic Rock Magazine is back so I talk about what’s in it (The Damned get a 4 page live feature. Future know how to keep me on board). I realise I only played The Godfathers last week but as I’m mightily impressed with their new album “A Big, Bad, Beautiful Noise” I play them again. Black Heart Breakers make a welcome return to the show before I finish things off with The Phobics but not before I plant the seed of thought that Tom would make an excellent 13th Doctor…….

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 537

January 28th, 2017

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Cor blimey Guv’nor, have I a packed show for you this week or what? The MC5 and The Damned kick things off with former Damned members Rat Scabies and Paul Gray re-uniting on the new Professor and the Madman single, then as I’m on the cusp of finishing Roland Link’s “Love in Vain – The Story of The Ruts and Ruts DC” book I naturally play some of the subject matter which is swiftly followed with some Gary Moore that was earmarked for The Ruts. Back to new music in the shape and form of QSP, the Q stand for Quatro, as in Suzi, S as in Andy Scott from the Sweet and P as in Don Powell from Slade. A quick trip to Pledge Music has me informing you that Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors album “The Devil’s In The Detail” seems to have fallen foul of the man. However Ryan has a cunning plan. TSOL, Tattooed Millionaires, Fuckdust4 and The Ringo Jets all have new products for us to enjoy in the form of an album, a single, 3 track single and an album before I go retrospective thanks to Exeter Ray and some Guy Davis. Getting back on track with new music and it’s The Royal Cream and something from their new album “Big Words, Small Talk”, then Heavy Tiger with their Nicke Andersson produced single before I head over to Seattle for some Piston Ready before setting sail to Tallin for a track from the new Dead Furies album “No Talkin’ All Action”. I go all previous with a Watts track that makes me want to pretend to be Joe Strummer (early Clash) playing at being David Bowie. This week’s final song comes from quite possibly the greatest album that’s going to be released this year. A bold statement I know. However, once you listen to Wyldlife’s “Out on your Block” LP, I think you’ll willingly agree.  

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 535

January 14th, 2017

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Right, let’s get straight into the first Fan Funded segmentation of 2017. I have three artists for you to choose from; Up first is The Sly Persuaders, a London based 4 piece, gnarly, garage, surf, Rockabilly band that on the track I play from their self-titled debut has the most direst bass sound since Lemmy discovered distortion. If we’re talking distortion then Ginger Wildheart and Exit International’s Scott Lee Andrews in their Mutation guise take things to a different level with “Mutation III”. The final piece of the pledge jigsaw this week is Chris Catalyst and a track from his just launched “Life is Often Brilliant” campaign. If truth be told I actually sneak in a track from Hellbound Hearts’ non pledge album “Film Noir” between “Mutation III” and Chris’ tracks. Johnny Moped get honoured by a band called Hamsters, not to be confused with The Hamsters those fine purveyors of Blues/Rock and Hendrix/ZZ Top covers and a track called “Basically, Johnny Moped” which celebrates the legendary outsider status of Johnny himself along with Slimy Toad, Dave Berk, original bassist Fred Berk with his replacement Jacko, the mysterious Rock ‘n’ Roll Robot and Xerxes. Top Riffmeister Tony Iommi has just released a Classical Choral piece that he wrote for the Birmingham City Cathedral Choir. A bit of a departure I think you’ll agree. However, after listening to it, it works really well. I can’t help but think that the icing on the cake would’ve been Ronnie James Dio adding some vocals had he been alive. A Band that you might not be familiar with is The New Piccadillys who were/are to Edinburgh what The Beatles are to Liverpool. Now you may think that they wouldn’t even warrant a foot-note in the History of anything and you’d be right but for two things; 1960’s versions of two songs that The Ramones and The Clash would record for both their debut albums. Of course, as you’re all familiar with the Punk tunes I play The New Piccadillys. As I remembered it is The Backyard Babies that are preventing me seeing The Yorkshire Rats on the 17th March (listen to last week’s show) I play a track from their “Four By Four” album. A band that got me all in a tis were The Empire Strikes from Finland who had me contacting their record label asking for mp3s even though said Record label had sent me an e-mail with all the links I needed. Naturally I play a track from their soon to be released “High Tide” LP. The Boys round this week’s show off with a track taken from their “Punk Rock Menopause” album whilst I discuss their 100 Club appearance on the 6th January along with the fall and rise of Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog Magazines.    

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 533

December 31st, 2016

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Of course this week’s show could not begin, sadly, without some Status Quo. Also Wednesday marked the first anniversary of Lemmy’s passing which has not gone unmarked with the Bitch Queens, Hip Priests, King Mastino and The Chuck Norris Experiment releasing a split 7” of their favourite Motörhead track and Zen Motel issuing a mighty fine charity tribute song called “L.E.M.M.Y.”. I couldn’t let the show go without some actual Motörhead, even if it is them doing a cover. After a brief story involving a Brewery, the Stalkers CD, the Helltrain LP, Tom from the Phobics and an eccentric on a train, I segue into Aztec Death and a track from their new album “Machines” CD which is reminiscent of early Joy Division and Warsaw. Well it is to me. Following swiftly on is Stiletto Farm who is a new band to my ears even if they did issue an album back in 2014. More new music comes from a new band called Alley Cat LV who features an ex Faster Pussycat and a Cats In Boots. Peter Black from the Hard Ons under took on the 1st January this year to release a new song everyday for the whole of 2016. Well he did it, with some songs over. We’re not talking rough studio outtake demos but full on studio recordings. Pledgemusic time and the Vibrators let us have a listen to another track from their soon to be released “Past, Present and into the Future” album. However, rounding of this, the last show of 2016, are The Nomads and Sator with a track each taken from their Ghost Highway Recordings split 7” which is due out any second now.

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