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 553

May 20th, 2017

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Reports of The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, with me playing tracks from these artists/bands last night on Rock Radio UK at 11pm, which now you can also hear, download.

Ginger,
Andy McCoy,
Blondie,
Killer Hearts,
Magazine,
Harry Styles,
Goo Goo Dolls,
Danzig,
Lupus-Dei,
Bulletproof and
Doctors of Madness.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 525

November 5th, 2016

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Continuingwith last week’s Punk tinged theme, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damnedstart things off this week with the Urban Dogs, that’ll be Charlie Harper,Knox, Matthew Best and Alvin Gibbs following in their wake. Up next, thanks to Dom Daley of Glunk Records notoriety, are Hunters with a track form their recently released “Dead End” CD then Dee Snider takes me by surprise with his new album “We Are The Ones”. It’s almost as if Dee has written a bunch of songs for other artists and then gone “Nah! I’m gonna keep ‘em for myself”. Bernie Tormé has a new pledge and a new tour inked in for April. The Pledge is for a triple album that will consist of a disc of Acousticness, Rockness and Liveness, with the live album ready for immediate download once you have parted with your hard earned dosh. Sticking with top notch guitarists; Larry Miller, who is still recovering from last year’s stroke, has just put out a retrospective self titled album with the obligatory unreleased tracks. One of which I of course air. Metallica are no strangers to the airwaves whether it’s digital or oldschool AM/FM. Their new album “Hardwired...To Self-Destruction” (cue evi llaugh) is due out soon but the latest track to come from it “Atlas Arise” I really like in a first three albums kind of way, so I play it. Johnny Gorillar, he of erm, Gorilla and the Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Facebooked a link to Rocket Reducer which the audio I passed on. Great stuff as they come across like Black Sabbath covering the Glitter Band. Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker released their second (sic) album “Long Way to The Light” yesterday so I obviously play something from it. Moving from Sweden we head towards Brussels where the Missiles of October hit us up with a BandCamp track from their “Better Days” album. I was supposed to be seeing the Hip Priests on the 27th up in Archway but bizarre as it seems because our Boiler broke down I ended up in darkest deepest Chislehurst seeing Focus and being completely gob smacked by them. In a six degrees of separation I play the new Dowling Poole single before ending this week’s show with some condensed live Focus. How many radio shows do you know that will begin with the Sex Pistols and end with Focus with the host, me, being completely blown away with them both?

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 523

October 22nd, 2016

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Today marks the 40th Anniversary release of the UK’s first ever home-grown Punk 7”. Of course it was “New Rose” by The Damned which obviously the playing of which gets this week’s show started. New music comes our way courtesy of the Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and a track from their 3rd album “Keep It Greasy” which is swiftly followed by The Mobbs who, even though they’re onto album number 5, make their Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show debut. As the Bad Brains have been nominated for inclusion into next year’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame’ I play something by them, which leads us nicely into some live Chuck Mosley recorded down in Canterbury. Unfortunately there is a back story to this involving people persistently talking over Chuck throughout his set, which ultimately leads me to leave and seek solace with Flame Pilots who were playing up the road. The Flame Pilots debut album is due for release early next year but bassist Jon sent me a sneak unfinished mix of one of friend of the show and Squirrel Associate Arkwright, or is it Arcwright. 39 years of friendship and I still don’t know how to spell his name, compositions for your delectation. Facebook band of the week are Rebel Flesh who cite The Damned, Misfits, Dead Boys, Plasmatics, Johnny Thunders and Ramones as weighing heavy in their Record collections. From one internet site to another as this week’s bands from Bandcampland come from Argentina in the shape and form of Bad Motherfuckers Club and Los Bilardos. To celebrate Imperial State Electric playing The Underworld in Camden on the 8th December I play something by them from their new album “All Through The Night” which is followed in quick secession by Demolition 23. As a tribute to Lenny Thomas who sadly passed away on Thursday I play a track by Trashlight Vision and Sorry &the Sinatras that Lenny contributed his drumming skills to. The Ramones are the last band of this week’s show, which I play for Alex from bathroomwall.com and his, now, good lady wife Emily.  

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 506

June 25th, 2016

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Welcome to Episode 506 of The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show and on this week’s show I bring you firstly The UK Subs, not the track that I was intending to play as it hasn’t turned up in the post, yet. Over the last week, give or take, I’ve seen three bands that were jaw droppingly good. The first was The DeRellas who I hadn’t seen with Stevie and Bish supporting The Supersuckers last Friday, then last Saturday I wandered up to the o2 in Greenwich to The Stone Free Festival primarily to see The Michael Monroe Band who I knew were going to be good, but I wasn’t prepared for them to be that good, with Alice Cooper pretty much the icing on the weekend’s cake. Obviously I throw in some live DeRellas, Michael Monroe and Alice Cooper. I even find time for some studio Supersuckers. On the Pledge front Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls are front and centre with a new track from their as yet unnamed second album. Next weekend sees Slugfest 9 at The Dolls House, Abertillery in Wales. Three days of Glunk mayhem, to whit I play the Chuck Norris Experiment, The Razorbats and as Baz Francis from Magic Eight Ball is headlining Sunday’s acoustic shenanigans I play something by them. As The Damned were recently in Abbey Road recording a 3D (sic) version of “I Just Can’t Be Happy Today” I play the Radio Edit/Mix of the original 1979 single. Keeping with The Damned connection I play a track from Chris Constantinu, Paul Frazer & Judy Nylon aka The Mutants mini album “Time For A Drink” that features Rat Scabies on drums. The Misfits have a brand new ep out called “Friday 13th”. I did hope the line-up that recorded it was going to be Jerry Only, Danzig and Wolfgang Von Frankenstein as they are reuniting for a couple of Riot Fest dates. It isn’t but the ep is still good, hence I play a track from it. Richie Ramone has a new album out in a couple of months called “Cellophane”, but to whet our appetite has just released a single of it which obviously I play. And that’s your lot for this week.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 481

January 16th, 2016

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Having been born in Beckenham and lived there, on and off, for the last 30 years David Bowie’s life and death had an impact on me. Whilst mainstream Radio Stations celebrated his life with great but obvious songs I go for a different approach by starting this week’s show with a Davie Jones With The King Bees song before going into a Motörhead track from “Bad Magic”. It’s not all doom and gloom with The Supersuckers and something from their “Holdin’ The Bag” album. Thee Martian Boyfriends are up next with an injection of some Farfisa organ. The Michael Monroe Band are bound for the United States next month, so to get our American chums in the mood and even more excited a track from “Blackout States” gets an airing. The Boys have just released a brand new video to whit I play the audio equivalent from “Punk Rock Menopause”. Non PC band Childbirth from Seattle have two tracks played one from each of their albums, which are “It’s A Girl” and “Women’s Rights”. Slade, who were the first band I got into back in March 1973, have that track, which set me on my musical journey played. A band who would be right at home in the early to mid 70’s are The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell who just so happen to have released a brand new 7” on Rise Above Records. Obviously the A-Side gets a good going over. Captain Blood, from Denver, Colorado, with their Horror Punk make their debut onto The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show. Turbonegro once again grace the airwaves with their latest single which came out last year. Sonny Vincent’s Son, Daughter-In-Law and Grandson were involved in a serious Apartment Fire suffering 50-80% burns, so Sonny has set up a GoFundMe Campaign to help with their Medical expenses, which you can donate to Here. Ghost Highway Recordings are also chipping in by giving all the proceeds from the “Lines On My Mirror” 7”, which I play, to the fund. The Royal Republic are the latest band to have a gig that clashes with an already booked ticket. (Ghost on March 2nd) Even so I play another new track from their up and coming album. AC/DC finish things off this week because.....well just because.        

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 466

October 31st, 2015

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Welcome to another week of music that you should hear on the radio but don’t here on The Paranoid Squirrel Rock Show. As its Halloween I might as well get my token All Hallows’ Eve track out of the way courtesy of The Misfits. Then as I’m seeing Bernie Tormé tonight up at The Borderline I play a track from his latest album “Blackheart” to get me, and hopefully you, all fired up. Up next and new to the show are Thirsty who feature two ex-Quireboys Guy Bailey and Chris Johnson. At the end of last week the members of the UK Subs jointly released a statement saying on the 24thOctober a major announcement regarding the band would be forthcoming. For the bands 26th and FINAL album “Ziezo” fans would be able to get fully involved in the whole process via Pledge Music which goes live tomorrow (1st Nov). Naturally I play two UK Subs track, the first was originally released as a fan club only one-sided 7” with the second taken from the bands last album “Yellow Leader”. Keeping in the classic Punk Rock mood I play a track from Chelsea’s last album “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning” which goes straight into the Dahlmanns, who hail from Norway, latest 7” single. The Last Great Dreamers have just released a new single to coincide with their up and coming support slot to Cherie Currie, obviously it gets an airing as does a track from D-Generations 2015 Record Store day 10”. A sad note I play a track from late 80’s Glam Rockers Belladonna’s debut 12” as their original and former Bad English (SA) drummer Vince Höare passed away at his home in South Africa last weekend.  Following on is Husker Du and then Anthrax with the first new song from the band’s upcoming 2016 album. Onto the home straight and it’s the Eureka Machines and the Sick Livers. The Eureka Machines track is taken from their soon to be released “Rarities” CD with the Sick Livers song taken from “Mid Liver Crisis” which has just had a video released to accompany it.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 456

September 19th, 2015

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As a tribute to Bassist Bryn Merrick who passed away last Saturday The Damned open this week’s show. Keeping it in a “Punk” mood; Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers along with The Ramones, well it would’ve been Dee Dee’s Birthday yesterday, sweep us along into Type O Negative. This week’s clashing gig situation involves The Boys at The Pipeline in November. As Honest John Plain will be back playing guitar with his temporary stand in Chips Kiesbye from Sator also rumoured to be accompanying his fellow band mate Kent over for the gig this trumped any other gig that I was supposed to be going to. As a soundtrack to this news a track from The Boys last album “Punk Rock Menopause” along with a Sator 7”are played. New music comes from Devil City Angels self titled debut album. Who as you know, if you listened to the last mid-week special, features Tracii Guns and Rudy Sarzo. The Hollywood Vampires whose core members are Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry have just released their first album with some help from Dennis Dunaway, Bob Ezrin, Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Brian Johnson, Charlie Judge, Robby Krieger, Abe Laboriel Jr., Paul McCartney, Orianthi, Slash, Neil Smith, Glen Sobel, Zak Starkey, Joe Walsh, Kip Winger, Bruce Witkin, Tommy Henriksen, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. The album consists of all but two covers, three if you included Sir Christopher Lee’s intro, and comes over as a cross between a classic Alice Cooper Band album and a musical, as you will hear. The Black Bullets have a new EP out later this year called “Bombshell” but to wet your musical palette I let you have a sneaky listen to one of the tracks. The Browns are a Canadian band who have been around since January 1998 but I only got to hear of them thanks to Muscle Car who championed their soon to be released new album “Return Of The Browns” on Facebook, a track of which I play. Looks like I’ll be playing “Catch Up” this weekend. The Bones new album “Flash The Leather” is now out in a standard and a limited Digi-Pack. Being the tight wad that I am I bought the standard release then discovered that the limited edition had two bonus tracks, one of which was the English version of “Die Wilden Jahre”, that I required so as I could play them back to back. Even after I bought the up-grade version I played something completely different, a cross between AC/DC and Hardcore Superstar......I then talk about two former Wildhearts members; Danny McCormack and Stidi’s new bands. That’ll be The Main Grains and Drama Club Rejects respectively. Bloodlights, who include former Gluecifer guitarist Captain Poon, new EP “Somebody Else’s Nightmare” is out on the 9th October. So I play the title track. Also out on the 9th is Gluecifer’s back catalogue on Vinyl. Get in! More talking from me but this time it’s important as the London date for Eddie Spaghetti’s “Give Cancer The Middle Finger” fundraiser is being finalised. As soon as I know and it’s all confirmed, I will let you know. Onto the two last songs this week which are both new. First up it’s The Cruel Intentions, who feature former Vains Of Jenna frontman Lizzy DeVine with their latest single who are swiftly followed by Reckless Love with theirs.

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 438

June 13th, 2015

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Thunder, Lightning...Must be Downpour Weekend....I mean Castle Donington Monsters of Rock 2015. Fortunately I’m not in attendance, ’86 and ’87 was enough for me. So instead over the next hour I’m going to treat you to; The Ramones who are swiftly followed by The Backyard Babies covering The Ramones before I play their new single taken from the up and coming “Four By Four” album, Sator covering ABBA, I kid ye not, then I talk about The Treatment’s new vocalist and lack of invite to the World Première playback of Ghost’s new album “Meliora”. I still play something from it though. Hard Action, who are a Finnish Garage Rock Band that are certainly doing it for me, then it’s NME favourite US three piece Radkey, who I got to know about thanks to Vive Le Rock!, think The Bad Brains playing The Misfits. Up next it’s a quick return to Mary’s Kids and then those Smell City Five Super-Heroes Märvel present us with a track from their soon to be released long-player, as do Motochrist, who, for those of you who don’t know are the brainchild of lead guitarist Marc Diamond of the Dwarves and singer Danny Nordahl formerly of the Throbs. Into the home straight and France’s thought provoking Shock and Awe Band Undercover Slut make a much welcome return to the show. Former Plastic Tears guitarist, Stereo Junks vocalist and blink and you missed him front man for Smack, Anzi Destruction, or just plain Anzi, has, like the World and her husband, a new album, “Black Dog Bias” due for imminent release, a track of which I play. There is a live segmentation this week. Albeit a very brief one in the form of Pitbull’s live band from The Capital Radio Summertime Ball as they obviously have been listening to some serious Rock Music. Listen and you’ll find out. This week’s show is rounded off by my review of The Damned Documentary “Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead” with the show ending with some post Damned Brian James. Until I discover I’ve two minutes to fill so as I started with The Ramones I end with them. What’s not to enjoy?  

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The Paranoid Squirrel ep 434

May 16th, 2015

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I had a choice of three live gigs that I could possibly play for you on this week’s show; Social Distortion, Calabrese or Enuff Z’Nuff. As I thought Social Distortion seemed a little under par and although ENuff Z’Nuff really cut the mustard I have played them a few times live before. So in the manor of playing you music, studio or in this case live, that you are unlikely to hear on mainstream Radio this week’s episode comes courtesy of Calabrese recorded at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston-Upon-Thames. The band consists of three brothers who normally can be found in Phoenix, Arizona. The band were over here promoting their sixth album “Lust For Sacrifice” a heady mix of Horror Punk, Goth and downright straight ahead rock. For their third album “They Call Us Death” the band said that they were influenced by The Dead Boys, The Stooges, The Damned and Motörhead. So you can see why my interest was piqued.

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