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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.

Shiloh Noone's Top Thirty albums
  • Pentangle - Basket Of Light
  • King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
  • Camel - Snow Goose
  • Audience – Friends Friends Friends
  • Roy Buchanan - Livestock
  • Love - Forever Changes
  • Tommy James and The Shondells - Cellophane Symphony
  • Greg Allman - Laidback
  • Terry Reid – Bang Bang You Terry Reid
  • Beggars Opera - Pathfinder
  • Culpeper's Orchard – Same
  • Cochise –Swallow Tales
  • Khan – Space Shanties
  • Magna Carta - Lord of The Ages
  • Roy Harper – Archives From the Oblivion
  • The John Dummer Band – Blue
  • Lighthouse - Can You Feel It
  • Bob Dylan - Desire
  • Bob Dylan - Basement Tapes
  • Bonzo Dog Band – Tadpoles
  • Wishbone Ash - Argus
  • Focus - Hamburger Concerto
  • Strawbs - From The Witchwood
  • Grassroots – Lets Live For Today / Feelings
  • Genesis - Nursery Crymes
  • PFM - Photos of Ghosts
  • Davy Graham – Folk Blues And All Points Between
  • Family - Family Entertainment
  • Captain Beefheart - Moonbeams And Blue jeans
  • Tim Buckley - Hello Goodbye

Top Seven Lead Guitarists

Roy Buchanan - Dale Hawkins and solo Telecaster king who could play better than Clapton, well that's what Clapton said.

Jukka Tolonen - Tasavallan Presidentti furious riffs and astounding sounds in the jazzy side of Steve Miller….

Jim Milne- Tractor Awesome lead breaks

Brian Parrish – Badger riveting breaks that extend for at least an hour.

Jim Cregan – Stud /Blossom Toes Acoustic lead through a Marshall Amp and Leslie Speakers nobody has ever achieved this sound.

Mike Bloomfield – Electric Flag /Paul Butterfield Band/ Supersession albums. He cradles the axe like a baby and it weeps like a child, Jewish sensitivity.

Peter Banks - Syn/ Yes / Flash Gretsch tone and reverb…...the best

Top Seven Drummers

Skip Prokop –Paupers/Lighthouse Finest wrist drummer with complex time signatures , very fast….

Brian Davison The Nice and Every Which Way / Refugee etc Cross drumming and offbeat one of the best

Keef Hartley – Blues breakers/Keef Hartley heavy-handed body drumming better than Zeppelin.

Michael Giles – King Crimson latent snares and superb jazz timing and brushes

Ed Cassidy –Spirit Great Blues and Jazz drummer never loses his timing , also great time changes

Bill Bruford –Yes A Progressive mercenary that I spent three hours and fifteen cappuccinos with at the North Sea Jazz Festival

Jon Hiseman – Colosseum A legend in foot and bass drum, so like Carl Palmer.

Top six bassists

Glyn Harvard – Jade Warrior never heard so much power from one man

John Wetton Family Mogul Thrash King Crimson always was my favorite, great voice also.

Willem De Vries – A Dutch band called Cargo, get the album before its too late.

Bernie Holland Ex Hummingbird lead and bass for Jody Grind one of the multi purpose maestros, still to be discovered


Chris Squire – Yes

Top Seven Keyboardists

Rick Van Der Linden – Dutch finesse with Trace , Ekseption,,,,,,,

Henry Garella – Eden Rose, Sandrose French keyboard maestro

Rick Wakeman – The king of classical motif Morning has Broken ….

Duncan Mackay – South African genius ,, Score and Chimera just as good as Keith Emerson but more identity and theme….. I Robot Alan Parsons.

Bo Hansson – Check out the simplistic Hammond reverb on Lord Of The Rings, no gadgets straight fucking emotive Hammond, man this Swede has feeling and Hendrix jammed with him more than any other band.

Dave Stewart – Khan , Egg shit hot

Tony Banks – Genesis, Love his tones, did plenty of soundtracks

Top Seven underrated songs or albums

Starving in the Tropics – String Driven Thing from Put Yer 'and On It

St Peter – Mogul Thrash

The Maker – Rick Wakeman from No Earthly Connection

Circle – Roy Buchanan

War In Peace – Skip Spence used on the Stander soundtrack

The entire Eclection album, cats who formed Fotheringay with Sandy Denny. Hidden layered guitars and superb harmonies, better than any SGT Peppers, I dare you to challenge me.

Please Sessions later evolved into T2

Michael Fitzhenry by Andwella

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