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The RockIt Scientist
on 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.
The RockIt Scientist went live on air on Wednesday the 31st August 2005.
Rock On Radio Today
8.00pm to 10.00pm:
(Hot Dog Radio)
(Rafe's show is now repeated between 11.00pm and 01.00am on Mondays)
10.00pm to midnight:
(The RockIt Scientist)
(Leon's show is now repeated between 11.00pm and 01.00am on Tuesdays)
8.00pm to 10.00pm:
(The Rock Professor)
(Chris's show is repeated between 10.00pm and midnight on Wednesdays)
10.00pm to midnight:
(Phil's show is repeated between 10.30pm and 12.30am on Thursdays - unchanged)
9.00pm to 11.00pm:
(In Your Vein!)
(Details of David's repeat show to be advised soon)
(Visit www.rock.co.za/radio) for more details.
In Other News
JHB'S ORIGINAL ALL GIRL PUNK ROCK OUTFIT
RUNNING WITH SCISSORS RULES!
The four girls from Running With Scissors have once again proved that 'chick
rock' is not a passing fad and is indeed here to stay!
Having just spent their 12th week on the 5FM High 5 @ 5 charts with their
single Hanging On The Telephone, they are getting ready to spread their
music far and wide with a national tour in March and April.
Songs like Losing Faith, Hanging On The Telephone, Can't Say No and the new
single Womb have seen their television exposure shoot through the roof and
the band is touring relentlessly with the strength of their debut album
'Beautifully Bruised' backing them all the way.
The new video for Womb, was shot and edited by guitarist Jackie and will be
serviced to all television programmes at the end of February.
Gigs for March and April include the Carnival City Rock Concert, The Lido
Rock Festival, SPCA Charity Fundraiser, Durban's Wavehouse and a host of
other national clubs.
The girls are currently writing material for their second album, currently
using the working title Rock, Paper, Scissors and preparing for the
pre-production to take place with a variety of producers including Jon
Buckley from Jo Day fame and Will Loots from rock outfit Soul Proxy.
Catch lead singer Caroline Hillary on Channel Go's Meltdown, in late
February, with a dedicated show of the singer's musical influences.
2006 belongs to Running With Scissors!
Download mp3 of 'Can't Say No' from Mweb.
Psychedelic South African Rock 1968-1972
A new Retrofresh compilation has just been released. 'Astral Daze - Psychedelic South African Rock 1968-1972' features 18 classic, rare and obscure tracks (16 of which have never previously officially been released on CD before). This CD was compiled by Benjy Mudie and Brian Currin with major input from SA rock collector Tertius Louw.
- The Whip - Suck
- Astral III - The Invaders
- The Boy And The Bee - Omega Limited
- Straight Ahead - Otis Waygood
- My Back Feels Light/What Can You Say - Abstract Truth
- The Eagle Has Landed - Dickie Loader with Freedom's Children
- You Keep Me Hanging On - The Flames
- Blurry Visions - Buzzard
- Fire - The Third Eye
- Predictions - Hawk
- Kafkasque - Freedom's Children
- Blue Machines and Dreams - Bryan Miller's Destruction
- The Mad Professor - John and Philipa Cooper
- Cathy Come Home - The Fireflies
- Morning Light - Tidal Wave
- Race With The Devil - The Bats
- Magic Dragon - The Idiots
- Birds Flying High - McCully Workshop
Get it online here or from Sugar Music / Mabu Vinyl in Cape Town. Phone Sugar at 021-423-7635.
Rare Earth - Rare Earth
Great Funky Swamp Rock (5 stars)
by Brian Currin
This imaginatively titled album is a collection of greatest hits re-recorded by the 2004 line-up of Gil Bridges, Randy Burghdoff, Ivan Greilick, Mike Bruner and Floyd Stokes. I emailed Gil Bridges in December 2005 and this was his reply: "The recording is the current band the exact way the show is played today."
So if you are looking for a compilation of Rare Earth originals then this is not it.
However, as much as I normally dislike albums that feature tracks "re-recorded by at least one member of the original group", especially if it was only the tambourine player, this is a wonderful CD featuring Rare Earth classics given a new lease on life. All these songs are just so funky and they really groove and stand up well against the originals.
I downloaded the whole album (legally from eMusic.com) and I really don't regret it. 'Get Ready' features a drum solo and is my favourite song off this album, but all of them are great.
1. Big Brother [5:14]
2. Born To Wander [7:03]
3. Papa Was A Rolling Stone [7:01]
4. Ma [7:32]
5. Tobacco Road [7:44]
6. Losin' You [12:41]
7. Get Ready [13:31]
8. I Just Want To Celebrate [6:36]
9. Big John [7:45]
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