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1984

Here are playlists that detail what played during editions of Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show in 1984. Most are taken from cassettes that I recorded at the time and still have today. Everything in italic is taken from other sources.

January February March
6 Jan
13 Jan
20 Jan
27 Jan
incomplete
missing
missing
missing
3 Feb
10 Feb
17 Feb
24 Feb
missing
missing
missing
missing
2 Mar
9 Mar
16 Mar
23 Mar
30 Mar
missing
missing
missing
missing
missing
April May June
6 Apr
13 Apr
20 Apr
27 Apr
missing
missing
missing
missing
4 May
11 May
18 May
25 May
missing
missing
missing
missing
1 Jun
8 Jun
15 Jun
22 Jun
29 Jun
missing
missing
missing
missing
incomplete
July August September
6 Jul
13 Jul
20 Jul
27 Jul
missing
missing
incomplete
missing
3 Aug
10 Aug
17 Aug
24 Aug
31 Aug
incomplete
missing
incomplete
missing
missing
7 Sep
14 Sep
21 Sep
28 Sep
missing
missing
incomplete
missing
October November December
5 Oct
12 Oct
19 Oct
26 Oct
missing
missing
incomplete
missing
2 Nov
9 Nov
16 Nov
23 Nov
30 Nov
missing
missing
missing
incomplete
missing
7 Dec
14 Dec
21 Dec
28 Dec
complete
missing
incomplete
missing


6 Jan 1984

This show listing is not complete.

  1. [gap]
  2. Judas Priest - Freewheel burning
  3. Van Halen - Jump
  4. Glasgow - Heat of the Night (st)
  5. Status Quo - Caroline
  6. Bow Wow - Touch Me I'm on Fire (live)
  7. Shy - Give Me a Chance
  8. Glasgow - No Way Out (st)
  9. Nazareth - Gone Dead Train
  10. Glasgow - Stranded (st)
  11. Gary Moore - Hold On to Love
  12. Glasgow - Shine on Me (st)
  13. Paul Rodgers - Cut Loose

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to the Friday Rock Show Wiki.

Session by Glasgow.


29 Jun 1984

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing the beginning and the end.

  1. [gap]
  2. Night Ranger - Sister Christian
  3. Thor - Thunder on the Tundra
  4. Yes - It Can Happen
  5. Chariot - Vigilante (st)
  6. Box of Frogs - Back Where I Started
  7. Maineeaxe - Gonna Make You Rock
  8. Black Angels - Fate of Emotion
  9. Dio - Egypt (The Chains are On)
  10. Stanley Clarke - I Know Just How You Feel
  11. Yes - Into the Lens
  12. Focus - Hocus Pocus
  13. Roger Waters - 5.01am
  14. Chariot - When the Moon Shines (st)
  15. Franke & The Knockouts - Carrie Why
  16. Cutty Sark - Vultures in the Air
  17. [gap]

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to the Friday Rock Show Wiki.


20 Jul 1984

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing most of it.

  1. [gap]
  2. Lee Aaron - Barely Holding On
  3. Spellbound - Rockin' Reckless
  4. Gillan - If You Believe Me
  5. Thin Lizzy (with Midge Ure) - Whiskey in the Jar (live)

Notes

This listing is taken from a poor quality recording that seems to be at least partly copied from other tapes with edits between tracks. It begins with tracks from Lemmy's show on 19 Apr 1985, progresses to what I presume is the 14 Jun 1985 show with a Lyin' Rampant session, then parts of what can be firmly dated to 20 Jul 1984 and finally a track that isn't from a Friday Rock Show. Fun times. So, best guess here.

Based on the outro music that kicks in after the Thin Lizzy track, I'm presuming that was the last in the show.


3 Aug 1984

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing the beginning.

  1. [gap]
  2. Scorpions - Loving You Sunday Morning
  3. Steve Hackett - A Doll That's Made in Japan
  4. Alcatrazz - Island in the Sun
  5. Metallica - Fight Fire with Fire
  6. Jefferson Starship - Champion
  7. Genesis - Afterglow
  8. Warfare - Burn the Kings Road
  9. Black Angels - Heartbeat
  10. Redvette - Earth Mover
  11. Dio - We Rock
  12. Lynyrd Skynyrd - T for Texas (live)
  13. Lone Star - The Bells of Berlin
  14. ZZ Top - I Got the Six
  15. Opus - The Opusition (live)
  16. Opus - Again and Again (live)
  17. Opus - Waiting for a Call from You (live)
  18. Opus - Up and Down (live)
  19. Opus - Eleven (live)
  20. Opus - Keep Your Mind (live)
  21. Mötley Crüe - Looks That Kill
  22. Van Halen - I'll Wait

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to Iain Kennedy and Killason Kilas.

Friday Night Connection (tracks 1-3) by Phil Zikowski from Neath. The previous week's selection was Annabel Lamb's The Flame, Murray Head's Los Angeles and the Alan Parsons Project's Games People Play.

Opus live as part of the Eurorock Festival in Germany. This was presumably recorded on 11 May 1984 at E-Werk in Erlangen.

Date confirmed by news after the show, provided by Kilasson Kilas, which includes Ronald Reagan lifting some sanctions against Poland on 3 Aug.


17 Aug 1984

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing most of it.

  1. [gap]
  2. Mötley Crüe - Shout at the Devil
  3. Accept - Balls to the Wall
  4. Y+T - I Believe in You
  5. [gap]
  6. AC/DC - For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

Notes

From Mötley Crüe onwards is the music sweep for the Castle Donington Monsters of Rock festival in 1984. Tracks by Gary Moore, Scorpions and Van Halen would therefore populate the final gap.

This tape also includes Helloween's Metal Invaders, Blue Öyster Cult's Hot Rails to Hell and Rush's Passage to Bangkok, before the Mötley Crüe track, but, while they are recordings from the Friday Rock Show, I can't be sure that they're from this particular one because they're edited in and there are gaps.


21 Sep 1984

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing the beginning.

  1. Kiss - I've Had Enough (Into the Fire)
  2. Rainbow - Lost in Hollywood
  3. Meat Loaf - Modern Girl
  4. Krokus - Midnight Maniac
  5. Garrison - The First Time (st)
  6. IQ - Awake and Nervous
  7. Blackfoot - Get It On
  8. Billy Idol - Flesh for Fantasy
  9. Voivod - Warriors of Ice
  10. Zebra - I Don't Care
  11. Garrison - On the Run (st)
  12. John Waite - Missing You
  13. [gap]

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to the Friday Rock Show Wiki.


19 Oct 1984?

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing the end.

  1. Helix - Rock You
  2. Rainbow - All Night Long
  3. Quiet Riot - Winners Take All
  4. Dirty Strangers - Survival Dance (st)
  5. Tokyo Blade - Night of the Blade (st)
  6. Survivor - Broken Promises
  7. Iron Maiden - Aces High
  8. Bad Company - Run with the Pack
  9. Dirty Strangers - Dance with Me (st)
  10. Frank Zappa - Whipping Post (live)
  11. Tokyo Blade - Someone to Love (st)
  12. Meat Loaf - Modern Girl
  13. Humble Pie - Earth and Water
  14. [unknown band] - [unknown instrumental]
  15. Earthshaker - Young Girls
  16. Tokyo Blade - Breakout (st)
  17. Airrace - First One Over the Line
  18. Robin George - Heartline
  19. Dirty Strangers - Hang Tough (st)
  20. [gap]

Notes

Sessions by Dirty Strangers (a repeat playing) and Tokyo Blade (the first airing).

Comments on Side A talk about the upcoming birthday programme in November, the sixth such. Also, as the Iron Maiden track is their current single, this dates the show to late October or early November 1984. Aces High was released on 22nd October 1984. The Friday Rock Show Wiki lists a Tokyo Blade session airing on 19 Oct 1984.

Friday Night Connection (tracks : Don Barker of Gateshead. The previous week's connection contained Supertramp's The Logical Song, Accept's London Leatherboys and Hanoi Rocks's Devil Woman.


16 Nov 1984

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing most of it.

  1. [gap]
  2. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
  3. Marillion - Grendel
  4. Yes - Awaken
  5. [gap]

Notes

This was the birthday show. Smoke on the Water was up from 9 to 8. Grendel was up from 16 to 9.


23 Nov 1984

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing the beginning.

  1. [gap]
  2. Dumpy's Rusty Nuts - Rip It Up (live)
  3. Dumpy's Rusty Nuts - Hot Lover (live)
  4. Dumpy's Rusty Nuts - Boxhill or Bust (live)
  5. Dumpy's Rusty Nuts - Crosskeys (live)
  6. Dumpy's Rusty Nuts - Tush (live)
  7. Twelfth Night - Kings and Queens (live)
  8. Twelfth Night - CRAB (live)
  9. Twelfth Night - The Creepshow (live)

Notes

Dumpy's Rusty Nuts and Twelfth Night recorded live at the Kerrang! Wooargh! Weekender in Great Yarmouth held between 12-14 Oct 1984. The other two live acts broadcast in this show were Waysted and Nazareth.


7 Dec 1984

This show listing is believed complete.

  1. Hawkwind - Shot Down in the Night
  2. W.A.S.P. - School Daze
  3. Madam X - Come One Come All
  4. Jim Capaldi - Tonight
  5. Foreigner - Stranger in My Own House
  6. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? (live)
  7. Rick Wakeman - Glory Boys
  8. Demon - Wonderland
  9. Maltese Falcon - Rats
  10. Lionheart - Die for Love
  11. More - Soldier
  12. McCoy - Sound of Thunder
  13. The Enid - Summer
  14. TKO - I Can Do without You
  15. Metallica - Creeping Death
  16. Foreigner - Tooth and Nail
  17. Black Sabbath - Falling Off the Edge of the World
  18. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
  19. Glasgow - Under the Lights
  20. John Waite - Dark Side of the Sun
  21. Hanoi Rocks - Don't You Ever Leave Me
  22. Foreigner - She's Too Tough
  23. AC/DC - If You Want Blood (You Got It)

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to the Friday Rock Show Wiki.


14 Dec 1984

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing everything.

Notes

This show includes three sets recorded live at the Kerrang! Wooargh! Weekender in Great Yarmouth held between 12-14 Oct 1984: Phil Lynott & Grand Slam, Spider and Motörhead.

Thanks to the Friday Rock Show Wiki.


21 Dec 1984

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing the end.

  1. Twisted Sister - The Kids are Back
  2. Ratt - Lack of Communication
  3. Warlock - Without You
  4. Hanoi Rocks - Don't You Ever Leave Me (st)
  5. Foreigner - Tooth and Nail
  6. Gillan - Mutually Assured Destruction
  7. TKO - End of the Line
  8. Iron Maiden - Aces High
  9. Bob Dylan - I and I (live)
  10. The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (live)
  11. Hanoi Rocks - Underwater World (st)
  12. Virgin Star - When the Reds
  13. Bryan Adams - Kids Wanna Rock
  14. John Parr - Treat Me Like an Animal
  15. UFO - Love to Love
  16. Terraplane - I Can't Live without Your Love
  17. Hanoi Rocks - Boulevard of Broken Dreams (st)
  18. Warlord - Aliens
  19. Jan Akkerman - Headbanger

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to Iain Kennedy.



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