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The RockIt Scientist
on 1485 Radio Today

1485 Radio Today
Also on DStv
Audio Channel 70

The RockIt Scientist is a very diverse music programme that features Progressive/ Hard/ Classic Rock, Blues, Brass Rock, Latin/ African Rock, Jazz and Metal music.

As "non-commercial/ non-Top 40" music ranging from the mid sixties to the present day is featured, the intention is to cater for the more discerning music listener, with no age limits or restrictions imposed or implied. An open mind and a love of music is mandatory!

The programme, which is broadcast on 1485am Radio Today, every Friday evening between 10pm and 1am, is presented by Leon Economides, who has worked with radio greats such as Tony Sanderson (Chuckle and Chat Show on Radio 5), Chris Prior (The Priority Feature on Radio 5), Phil Wright (The Dinosaur Days on 5fm), and Rafe Lavine (Rock Classics and The Great Unknowns on Radio 5, and the original RockIt Scientists on SAfm).

Radio Today is also available nationwide on the DStv Audio Channel 70.

Bobby Louw's Top 30 Albums

Nice idea Leon! Now the thing is to investigate the albums on other people's lists that one was perhaps not aware of.

I was tempted to include the album of my band, The Rock Rebels, but then I realised it doesn't even make the top 3,000, never mind top 30.

Anyway, here are 30 that definitely made an impact on me, in no particular order.

  • 1. BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS - 2nd Album
  • 3. CHASE - Ennea
  • 4. BRIAN WILSON - Smile
  • 5. BEATLES - Revolver
  • 6. IT BITES - Once Around the World
  • 7. YES - Close to the Edge
  • 8. DOOBIE BROTHERS - Minute by Minute
  • 10. EARTH WIND & FIRE - I Am
  • 11. AIRPLAY - Airplay (that's AirPLAY, not AirSUPPLY!)
  • 12. IF - If 2
  • 13. LITTLE FEAT - Let it Roll
  • 14. LITTLE RIVER BAND - The Net
  • 15. MOBY GRAPE - 1st Album
  • 16. PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon
  • 17. QUEEN - A Night at the Opera
  • 18. EDGAR WINTER - White Trash
  • 19. FRANK ZAPPA - Broadway the Hard Way
  • 20. STEELY DAN - Gaucho
  • 21. GINO VANNELLI - Brother to Brother
  • 22. THE FLOWER KINGS - Stardust We Are (and any other of their albums)
  • 23. GENESIS - A Trick of the Tail
  • 24. TANGENT - The World That We Drive Through
  • 25. DONALD FAGEN - The Nightfly
  • 26. KAIPA - Keyholder
  • 27. FOCUS - Moving Waves
  • 28. TOWER OF POWER - Soul Vaccination - Tower of Power Live
  • 29. ROINE STOLT - Hydrophonia
  • 30. IRON BUTTERFLY - Ball
There are so many more, of course...

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