News: Albums of the Month (January 2018 – March 2018)

Albums of the Month 2018

April 2018 – June 2018
July 2018 – September 2018
October 2018 – December 2018

The Temperance Movement

“In a world of abundance of everything, The Temperance Movement shine like a beacon and stand head and shoulders above the crowd for their sheer creative genius and their intense, high energy live performances…Cocksure, confident, contemporary British rock music at its very best” (Mark Shaw)

Ignore The Sign IGNORE THE SIGN A Line To Cross  (SPV)
“…now we can add Ignore The Sign to the list of classy melodic hard rock bands to enjoy. An assured debut and sure to please melodic rock and classic rock fans.”  (Jason Ritchie)


SAXON Thunderbolt (Militia Guard Music)
“… it’s a weighty mix and from the outset you know you’re in for some serious rocking … this is already a sure-fire contender for one of the year’s best. ” (Joe Geesin)

Joe Satriani JOE SATRIANI What Happens Next (Sony)
“It must be very difficult for a ground-breaking guitarist to stay at the top of his game and still sound fresh … But on this, his sixteenth solo album, Satriani still sounds relevant and will still make most wannabe guitarists run for cover.”  (David Randall)

Magnum MAGNUM Lost On The Road To Eternity (SPV)
“‘Lost’ will appeal to the die-hards (who will surely hail the return of the early eighties logo) as well as the lapsed. Forty years after their recording debut, ‘Lost On The Road To Eternity’ is an absolute triumph..” (David Randall)

Laurence Jones

LAURENCE JONES The Truth (Top Stop Music)
“‘The Truth’ aims for the centre ground, but it’s actually a slow burner with substance … With the benefit of a couple of tours this album might just provide a significant step-up to the next level for a young artist with an eye on the mainstream.” (Pete Feenstra)

Blackberry Smoke BLACKBERRY SMOKE Find A Light  (Earache)
“Their material presents a welcome shifting target right across the country/rock spectrum. With this album they have pushed the boundaries further and found some sweet spots arguably better than their previous best.”  (Dave Atkinson)


BURN Ice Age (Melodic Rock)
“…there isn’t one filler song to be found on the album, a rarity on most modern albums that often have 3 or 4 stellar songs, then lots of ‘meh’ tunes…Burn have done it again delivering an album chock full of enjoyable melodic hard rock.” (Jason Ritchie)

FM FM Atomic Generation (Frontiers)
“…another top album from the undoubted British standard bearers of melodic rock”  (Andy Nathan)

Phil Lanzon PHIL LANZON If You Think I’m Crazy (Cargo Records)
“Phil Lanzon has created an album that will appeal to those who enjoy melodic rock, pomp rock and songs with an emphasis on melody.‘” (
Jason Ritchie)

Albums of the Month 2018

April 2018 – June 2018
July 2018 – September 2018
October 2018 – December 2018

On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
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Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)

Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)

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