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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.


Wayne Hampton's Top albums (and other stuff!)

Hi, I'm Wayne Hampton, record and cd collector, founder and owner of Compact Discovery in Edenvale, a second hand CD shop, that caters for the more obscure, the deleted and the hard to find.

We've been around for more than 10 years now and are quite knowledgeable in the field of music that Leon covers. If you have any specific requests phone me at (011) 609 0624 or email me at whammy@netactive.co.za and I will endeavor to find them for you.

Unfortunately we have been forced to close the Rivonia shop because of John Bradley's untimely death, but in the next few months I will extend the Edenvale shop to cater for the collector market and again will be stocking progressive and psychedelic music, krautrock, a smattering of blues and jazz and lots of classic rock and metal. (October 2005)

"... Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith"
                                  The Glimmer Twins
  1. pavlov's dog - pampered menial
  2. pavlov's dog - sound of the bell
  3. colosseum - live
  4. Led Zeppelin - physical graffitti
  5. spring - spring
  6. glass harp - glass harp
  7. freedom's children - astra
  8. king crimson - starless & bible black
  9. humble pie - performance; rocking the fillmore
  10. rush - farewell to kings
  11. rolling stones - beggars banquet
  12. granicus - granicus
  13. beggar's opera - pathfinder
  14. ten - spellbound
  15. lucifer was - in anadi's bower
  16. gong - angel's egg
  17. flower kings - stardust we are
  18. sir lord baltimore - kingdom come
  19. ray manzerak - the golden scarab
  20. babe ruth - first base
  21. spiritual beggars - mantra III
  22. black sabbath - sabbath bloody sabbath
  23. five fifteen - six dimensions of the electric camembert
  24. blue oyster cult - blue oyster cult
  25. thin lizzy - bad reputation
  26. whitewitch - a spiritual greeting
  27. Deep Purple - made in japan
  28. be bop deluxe - axe victim
  29. pretty things - sf sorrow
  30. love - forever changes
  31. blind faith - blind faith
  32. david bowie - the man who sold the world
  33. buffalo - dead forever
  34. gnidrolog - lady lake
  35. the who - quadrophenia
  36. jimi hendrix - cry of love
  37. gravy train - second birth
  38. high tide - sea shanties
  39. mahavishnu orchestra - birds of fire
  40. free - tons of sobs
  41. wishbone ash - argus
  42. allman brothers - the allman brothers
  43. pearls before swine - the use of ashes
  44. jeff buckley - grace
  45. hawk - africa she too can cry
  46. geordie - don't be fooled by the name
  47. Led Zeppelin - III
  48. 48. pink fairies - never never land
  49. barefoot jerry - watchin' tv
  50. pain of salvation - one hour at concrete lake
  51. dr john - babylon / gumbo
  52. andi deris (helloween) - come in from the rain
  53. emerson lake & palmer - irst
  54. spirit - 12 dreams of dr. sardonicus
  55. rainbow - rising
  56. black sabbath - black sabbath
  57. spooky tooth - spooky two
  58. camel - mirage
  59. t rex - electric warrior
  60. hawkwind - doremi fasol
  61. it's a beautiful day - it's a beautiful day
  62. yes - time & a word
  63. t2 - it'll all work out in boomland
  64. jericho - jericho
  65. focus - hamburger concerto
  66. juicy lucy - juicy lucy
  67. pacific gas & electric - get it on
  68. billy cobham - spectrum
  69. il balletto di bronzo - il balletto di bronzo
  70. jethro tull - aqualung
  71. shawn phillips - transcendence
  72. strawbs - ghosts
  73. blue oyster cult - secret treaties
  74. tim buckley - blue afternoon
  75. sally oldfield - waterbearer
  76. curved air - second album
  77. van der graaf generator - godbluff
  78. toad - toad
  79. shadow gallery - carved in stone
  80. gillan - mr universe
  81. dirty tricks - hit & run
  82. santana - lotus
  83. neil morse - one
  84. taste - taste blister on the moon
  85. garybaldi - nuda
  86. scorpions - fly to the rainbow
  87. flying circus - out of the wasteland (german)
  88. november - 2:a
  89. novalis - novalis
  90. grobschnitt - rockpommel's land
  91. lucifer's friend - where the groupies killed the blues
  92. whitesnake - live in the heart of the city
  93. dog's d' amour - errol flynn aka king of thieves
  94. van morrison - moondance
  95. leafhound - growers of mushroom
  96. pride & glory (zakk wylde) - pride & glory
  97. black oak arkansas - black oak arkansas
  98. van halen - van halen
  99. zephyr - zephyr
  100. nick drake - bryter layter


  101. (Ja, Ja Leon, I know I left out Uriah Heep and Bloodrock and Blue Cheer and Grand Funk ... Maybe next time round ... and no! Captain Beyond and Lighthouse don't make the grade!!)
Note from Leon: Put tongue firmly into cheek before reading further...

To Leon

We are so tired of that fuddy old duddy stuff that you keep on playing. It's old, pretentious, anachronistic and frankly quite overbearing. Haven't you got it through your thick skull that guitars and posturing singers are out and that synthesizers and computers are in, Really!!, you guys are living way back in the past, wake up, your beat is boring! It plods along at half speed with no discernable backbeat, no thumping drum & bass, no rhythm to shuffle your feet to, let alone dance to.

Where is that glorious repetition that we've become used to in the past 5 years. The bands you force on us do not make any effort to count the number of backbeats per second, instead they try and show off their "originality" by putting in funny little time signatures that confuse the hell out of all of us. "Pah", I think they're self indulgent show offs who wouldn't recognize a good song if it were staring them in the face. One day they will realize that all we want is one syncopated plastic drum beat, repeated over and over. No posturing vocalists, grimacing organists and sweating guitarists. Just well dressed young men in front of computers, hair cut short, and wearing fashionable clothing.

Thank God for shows like Idols, that prove to us that there are still talented and well groomed men out there that can sing together in beautiful harmony. Such talent is truly rare, but every now and then someone like Ricky Martin or Enrique Iglesias will erupt and thrill us with memorable pop songs that will stand the test of time along with those other perennial favourites Michael Bolton and Kenny G.

So now enough of this "we're so hard done by" attitude that you old rockers have Wake up and face the facts rave and hip hop are king and rule the airwaves. By popular demand the public have chosen what they want to listen to and great radio stations like Radio 5 are doing a superb job in catering for their wide spectrum of tastes with a melting pot of the best rhythm & blues, house, jungle and hip hop the exciting sounds of South Africa today the rainbow nation standing together led by knowledgeable dj's that are able, with today's technology to remix and enhance those horrible songs from the seventies using drum machines, loops and computer programmes. Praise be to the machine!

So may you and yours be quickly squashed and exterminated from this earth by lovers of real music.

Long Live Ravers, Queens, Marc Gilman, Gareth Cliff, Xtacy, Musica, Bump & Sash.

Let us all be united in this quest to rid the earth of individual thought patterns ...

After all we really just to be clones.

Our Top 30 Artists

1. WHITNEY HOUSTON
2. CELINE DION
3. ACE OF BASE
4. SASH
5. MINISTRY OF SOUND DANCE COMPILATIONS
6. MIXED EMOTIONS
7. J'LO
8. BOYZONE
9. BACKSTREET BOYS
10. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
11. LOU BEGA MAMBO NO 5
12. BILLY RAY CYRUS
13. WET WET WET
14. ERASURE
15. DOZI
16. AKON
17. PUSSYCAT
18. JAY-Z
19. EMINEM
20. WHAM
21. BILLY OCEAN
22. BONEY M
23. BRITNEY SPEARS
24. CHRISTINE AGUILERA
25. PET SHOP BOYS
26. LIONEL RITCHIE
27. VANILLA ICE
28. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
29. PUFF DADDY
30. BUMP

This is a parody and not to be taken seriously ..... only under threat of a painful death must you buy any one of the above CDs and in all honesty Leon is the best DJ on this planet!!

Wayne Hampton, October 2005

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