Radio archives – Rock Byways 2012

Some folks have been asking ‘What On Earth Is Rock Byways All About?”  Well, it’s really quite simple. I generally believe in the adage that there are only two types of music – good and bad, although I’m tempted to add in the category of mad, just to explain some of the tunes that get played. It’s the kind of show where you’ll find forgotten bands, forgotten songs by well known bands, bands you’ve never heard of and the odd song that is just utterly bizarre.

It’s a bit like an iPod shuffle that’s constantly going in my head, where I can leap from Slapp Happy to The Amazing Blondel via bizarre Iron Maiden cover versions and moments of utter Scots melancholy, to the ludicrous sounds of Hollywood stars murdering seventies pop tunes, while James Last limbers up for his take on ‘Silver Machine’.

It’s probably not a good idea to give you an inkling of how my brain functions, but, if nothing else, it’s a show where you’ll go from “well I never” to “sweet Jesus the pain” in a matter of minutes. Enjoy!

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Rock Byways Playlists 2012

Cozy Powell – Theme One
John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again
Kama Linden – Better Late Than Never
The Ballachulish Hellhounds – Shady Grove
Caravan – Golf Girl
Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You
Kansas – Point Of Know Return
Hayley Griffiths – Wild Mountainside
Rick Wakeman – Catherine Of Aragon
The Enid – Villain Of Science
John Phillips – Whiskey, Wine & Champagne
Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Cheek To Cheek
Jim Diamond – Coulter’s Candy
Doro – All We Are
Tygers of Pan Tang – Don’t Touch Me There
Ian McShane – Both Sides Now
Babe Ruth – Since You Went Away
Quintessence – Notting Hill Gate
Night Ranger – Sentimental Street
Golden Earring – Twilight Zone
Faust – So Far 
Motorhead – White Line Fever 
Monster Magnet – Powertrip 
Girl – Thru The Twilight 
UDO and Lordi – They Only Come At Night 
The Proclaimers – Here It Comes Again 
Tarja Turunen & Harus – Ave Maria 
Peter Hammill – Just Good Friends
Jade Warrior – A Winters Tale 
Stephen Stills – Turn Back The Pages 
Ken Watters Group – Jessica 
John Miles – Everybody Wants Some More 
Yes – Some Are Born 
Upp – Bad Stuff 
Sad Cafe – My Oh My 
Atomic Rooster – Banstead
Merle Haggard – Workin’ Man Blues
Anathema and Roy Harper – Hope 
Crosby & Nash – Carry Me
John Elefante – If You Just Believe
Fleetwood Mac – Emerald Eyes
Dana Glover – Emerald Eyes 
Danny Vaughn – When You Walk Away 
Tony Ashton & Jon Lord – Band Of The Salvation Army Band 
SAHB – Next (live) 
Roy Harper – Twelve Hours Of Sunset 
Gordon Lightfoot – Carefree Highway 
Peter Hammill – (This Side Of) The Looking Glass 
Hayley Griffiths – Danny Boy 
John Kongos – Tokoloshe Man 
Monster Magnet – Cage Around The Sun
Horse – The Sacrifice 
Joan Baez – Diamonds And Rust 
Jeff Scott Soto – Holding On 
Fleetwood Mac – Hypnotized
The Mick Fleetwood Band – It’s Only Money 
Johnny Van Zant – Hearts Are Gonna Roll 
Bob Catley – Fire And Ice 
Derek Sherinian – Five Elements 
Gong – Heavy Tune 
Peter Hammill – Crying Wolf
Van Der Graaf Generator – Refugees
Moxy – Fire Down Below 
Crosby & Nash – Take The Money & Run 
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Shake That Thing 
Peter Bardens – You Got It 
Yes – Roundabout 
Jefferson Airplane – Wooden Ships 
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Get Your Rocks Off 
John Waite – Isn’t It Time 
John Parr – The Best A Man Can Get 
BlakMagicSociety – Our Time (Keep It Heavy) 
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
Billy Squier – Too Daze Gone
Atomic Rooster – Head In The Sky
Dio – Dream Evil 
Focus – House Of The King 
Helix – Heavy Metal Love
Motorhead – Bomber 
Young & Moody Band – Don’t Do That 
Nazareth – Love Leads To Madness 
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds Of Fire
Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – Moonlight Lady 
Whitesnake – Would I Lie To You 
Girlschool – C’mon Let’s Go 
Budgie – Breadfan
Frankie Miller – Shoo Rah
Jo McCafferty – Another Day Goes By 
Fish – Incomplete 
Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Tomahawk Kid 
Gerry Rafferty – Get Out Of My Life Woman 
Bert Jansch – Twa Corbies 
Average White Band – Keepin’ It To Myself 
Shane MacGowan – That Woman’s Got Me Drinking 
The Ballachulish Hellhounds – The Tennessee Waltz
Hayley Griffiths – Lagan Love 
Gary Moore – Rockin’ Every Night
Motorhead – Back At The Funny Farm 
Jeff Martin – Evil Eye
Danzig – When Death Had No Name
Atomic Rooster – Black Snake
Captain Beyond – Evil Men 
Emmylou Harris – Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn 
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs – Beware Of Darkness
Monster Magnet – Evil (Is Going On) 
Bonnie Raitt – Sleep’s Dark And Silent Gate
Rondellus – Sympton Of The Universe 
Apocalyptica – Spiral Architect
Jack Bruce
 – Dark Heart 

Turisas – Supernaut 


Gong – Heavy Tune
Blue Oyster Cult – In Thee
The Strawbs – Lady Fuschia
Transatlantic – Overture And Whirlwind 
10cc – Sand In My Face 
Bonnie Tyler – Straight From The Heart 
Jack Russell – The Best Is Yet To Come
Rita Coolidge – Black Coffee 
Gotthard – Lift U Up 
SAHB – Boston Tea Party
Aphrodite’s Child – The Four Horsemen
Slade – We’ll Bring The House Down
Caravan – Hoedown
Focus – Harem Scarem
Michael Schenker Group – Attack Of The Mad Axeman
Doogie White – Come Taste The Band
Andy Bown – Rubber Gloves
Yes – Into The Lens 
Electric Light Orchestra – Nobody’s Child
Damian Wilson – Naked 
Claire Sweeney & Brian May – Too Much Love Will Kill You
Esther O’Connor – Fragile State
David Byron – Man Of Yesterdays

The Kinks – Tired Of Waiting For You
John & Beverley Martyn – Primrose Hill
Quintessence – Notting Hill Gate
Bert Jansch – Soho
Jackie Leven – Swine Flu
Chris Corney – Little Marrakesh
Smokie – Back To Bradford
Hayley Griffiths – May It Be
John Waite – St Patricks Day
Patricia Hammond – Button Up Your Overcoat 
The Unthanks – Starless
Delta Maid – Spend A Little Time
Pallas – Arrive Alive 

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