Well I conducted the six month rock and roll review last night on Rock and Roll Report Radio and played a selection of songs that I have featured since January. You know, it is very difficult for me to do a show like this because all of the songs I play on Rock and Roll Report Radio are played because I like them. There is no pressure from the station, or advertisers or record labels for me to play my stuff. I play what I like, always have, always will.
As I go through my playlist I once again shake my head at how so much great music can fall through the cracks in this day and age. Luckily, the advent of sites like MySpace, Pandora and Last.FM make it easier to find new music and certainly The Rock and Roll Report is just a tiny spot on the music blogosphere but it is astonishing that commercial mainstream rock radio does not give this stuff any significant airplay. Based on the feedback that I have been getting, the reaction to the bands and artists featured on The Rock and Roll Report and Rock and Roll Report Radio would slot in quite well in any truly forward thinking, hip rock radio station playlist that actually cares about the music. There are still some around but their numbers, like independent record stores, are unfortunately dwindling away before our eyes.
Anyhow, this is what I played last night. Visit the various band websites, listen to some of their tracks and if you like what you hear, buy their CD (if the album title is clickable on my playlist you can buy it directly through The Rock and Roll Report and support both the band in question and this very website!) or go to one of their shows. It’s what puts the butter on their bread and what encourages them to keep rocking. Blaring rock and roll in the summertime, can there be anything better?
- Because I’m Awesome – Because I’m Awesome– The Dollyrots
- You Brought It On Yourself – Tatooed Millionaires – The Annex (Not yet released)
- Sex66 – Coming Out Electric – Atomic Swindlers
- Back of the Line – Light ‘Em Up – The Fags
- Kill the Summer – Always Is Never the Same– Dead City Riots
- Bright Side – Harder and Harder– The Paybacks
- Friends Like You – Convicts – You Am I
- Don’t Let Me In – Push It Nationwide – The Sleepers
- Good Storm – The Mainliners – The Mainliners
- Chop You Down – Bare Bones – The Blessings
- Panic Attack At Breakfast – Anglophile Music Vol. 1 – Helen Stellar
- Before Its Over – 02 – Rotten Cheri
- Inflatable Girl – Poets & Pornstars – Poets & Pornstars
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Thanks for listening! See you next week on the 3 Amigos show to continue my look back at the last 6 months of Rock and Roll Report Radio.