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1987

Here are playlists that detail what played during editions of Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show in 1987. 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
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5 Jun
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July August September
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7 Aug
14 Aug
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4 Sep
11 Sep
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25 Sep
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October November December
2 Oct
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6 Nov
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4 Dec
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25 Dec
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2 Jan 1987

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

  1. Iron Maiden - Caught Somewhere in Time
  2. Sword - Stoned Again
  3. Hear 'n Aid - Stars
  4. [gap]
  5. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - So Excited (live)
  6. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (live)
  7. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Pride and Joy (live)
  8. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Mary Had a Little Lamb (live)
  9. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Love Struck Baby (live)
  10. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (live)
  11. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Come On (Part 1) (live)
  12. Phil Lynott - King's Call
  13. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - High Priest of Love
  14. W.A.S.P. - Mantronic
  15. Angel Dust - Gambler
  16. Ozzy Osbourne - Killer of Giants
  17. Angel Witch - Rendezvous with the Blade

Notes

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


16 Jan 1987

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

  1. Anthrax - Madhouse
  2. Steeler - Money Doesn't Count Tonight
  3. Ludichrist - Games Once Played
  4. Mass - Looking Good
  5. Crisis - Battlefield (st)
  6. Exumer - Destructive Solution
  7. Poison - Cry Tough
  8. Saxon - Northern Lady
  9. Whitesnake - She's a Woman
  10. Q5 - Never Gonna Love Again
  11. Crisis - Suicide (st)
  12. Charon - Hot for Your Loving
  13. The Scorpions - Still Loving You
  14. Nuclear Assault - Brain Death
  15. Crisis - Spirits (st)
  16. Great White - Face the Day
  17. Rainbow - Man on the Silver Mountain
  18. Judas Priest - Exciter (live)
  19. Black Sabbath - NIB (live)
  20. Ravage - Passion Web
  21. Crisis - Casablanca (st)
  22. The Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands to Yourself
  23. Rush - The Analog Kid
  24. [gap]

Notes

Show listing is almost complete but my recording cuts out before the end of the Rush track. Necrophagia are also mentioned so may be the closeout track.

Session: Crisis (repeat).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 17-19) from Piet Corbijn of The Netherlands.

Date very likely. Comments identify this as certainly being before 15 Feb 1987 because of an upcoming gig and all other dates in range are confirmed for other shows. Stereo Sequence trailers for the first part of the Richard Branson/Virgin story suggest that this is a week before the 23 Jan 1987 show.


23 Jan 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Motörhead - Iron Fist (live)
  2. Motörhead - Stay Clean (live)
  3. Motörhead - Nothing Up My Sleeve (live)
  4. Motörhead - Metropolis (live)
  5. Motörhead - Doctor Rock (live)
  6. Motörhead - Killed By Death (live)
  7. Motörhead - Ace of Spades (live)
  8. Motörhead - Steal Your Face (live)
  9. Motörhead - Bite the Bullet (live)
  10. Motörhead - Built for Speed (live)
  11. Motörhead - Orgasmatron (live)
  12. Motörhead - No Class (live)
  13. Motörhead - Motorhead (live)
  14. The Rods - Heavier Than Thou
  15. The Rods - Make Me a Believer
  16. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
  17. Rose Tattoo - Frightened Kid
  18. Guns n' Roses - Nice Boys (live)
  19. Europe - On the Loose
  20. Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways
  21. Kiss - Cold Gin
  22. Metallica - Whiplash
  23. Gravestone - Masters of the Earth
  24. The Angels - Don't Waste My Time
  25. Gillan - New Orleans
  26. Deep Purple - Mitzi Dupree
  27. Slayer - Piece By Piece
  28. Styx - Renegade
  29. AC/DC - Ride On

Notes

Motörhead live at Donington Monsters of Rock 16 Aug 1986.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 19-22) from Chris Owen in Cwmbran.

Date confirmed. Vow Wow session is next week (30 Jan 1987). Also news suggests that the BT national strike is to go ahead and that began on 26 Jan 1987.


30 Jan 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
  2. Demon - Don't Break the Circle
  3. Militia - Burning Rage
  4. Krank - Till Hell Freezes Over
  5. Vow Wow - Hurricane (st)
  6. David Lee Roth - Goin' Crazy
  7. Ruffians - Run for Cover (live)
  8. Death Angel - Mistress of Pain
  9. Underground Zero - Genocide
  10. Starcastle - Change in Time
  11. Vow Wow - Shot in the Dark (st)
  12. The Rods - Crossfire
  13. Robert Plant - Big Log
  14. The Scorpions - No-One Like You
  15. Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
  16. Jeff Beck - Ambitious
  17. Vow Wow - Night the City (st)
  18. Diamond Rexx - Cause I Want You
  19. Exocet - The Raven
  20. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
  21. Crimson Glory - Lost Reflection
  22. Vow Wow - You Know What I Mean (st)

Notes

Session: Vow Wow (new).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-16) from Robert McKitterick of Loughgall in Co Armagh.

Date confirmed from the news. Terry Waite hasn't been seen since he left his hotel 10 days ago. He was kidnapped on 20 Jan 1987.


6 Feb 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Crimson Glory - Mayday
  2. ZZ Top - Need You Tonight
  3. The Rods - Communication Breakdown
  4. White Sister - April
  5. Siege - How Does It Feel (st)
  6. Vinnie Vincent Invasion - Invasion
  7. The Cult - Love Removal Machine
  8. Barclay James Harvest - Panic
  9. Fate's Warning - Valley of the Dolls
  10. Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley
  11. Siege - Red Light (st)
  12. Europe - Rock the Night
  13. Hawkwind - Joker at the Gate
  14. Peter Gabriel - Down the Dolce Vita
  15. Manowar - Metal Daze
  16. Rush - La Villa Strangiato (live)
  17. Siege - Wasted Time (st)
  18. Outlaws - The Outlaw
  19. Steeler - Money Doesn't Count Tonight
  20. Obsession - Run into the Night
  21. Vow Wow - Introduction (live)
  22. Vow Wow - Beat of Metal Motion (live)
  23. Siege - Wait for Me (st)

Notes

Session: Siege (new).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-16) from David Howard of Southport.

Comments suggest a Bad Company session next week.

Date confirmed. NGA stops its picketing of the News International plant at Wapping after SOGAT had done so. The Wapping strike ended on 5 Feb 1987 (presumably SOGAT). Just in case, other news included police shooting two men at Sir John Soane's museum who were attempting to steal Hogarth's A Rake's Progress to finance a drug deal (Denis Bergin died), five of the six Secret Society shows seized from BBC have been returned to offices in Glasgow and the BT strike keeps on for a second week.


13 Feb 1987

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing the first half hour.

  1. [gap]
  2. Metallica - Creeping Death
  3. Civilised Society? - Tonight
  4. Gravestone - The Right to Rock
  5. Robin Trower - Passion
  6. Slayer - Reborn
  7. Bad Company - Fame and Fortune (st)
  8. Cinderella - Shake Me
  9. Guns n' Roses - Restless Life
  10. Van Halen - Unchained
  11. Hanoi Rocks - Underwater World
  12. Queen - Seven Seas of Rhye
  13. REO Speedwagon - Take it on the Run
  14. Bad Company - When We Made Love (st)
  15. Jean Beauvoir - Missing the Young Days
  16. Cities - Cruel Sea
  17. Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride
  18. Blood Money - Red, Raw and Bleeding
  19. Exumer - Fallen Saint
  20. Bad Company - This Love (st)
  21. Pendragon - Surging

Notes

There's a wedding proposal after the Civilised Society? track.

Session: Bad Company (new).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 10-13) from Cooper of Berkhamsted.

Date confirmed. Closing comments indicate that the Crimson Glory, Metal Church and Anthrax gig at the Hammersmith Odeon and being recorded for future broadcast (077) is on the upcoming Sunday. That's 15 Feb 1987. It's also suggested from the closing comments of the 6 Feb 1987 show.


27 Feb 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Tank - Just Like Something from Hell
  2. AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
  3. Sabbat - A Cautionary Tale (st)
  4. Loudness - In the Mirror
  5. Orphan Allies - Running from the Law
  6. Blood Feast - Menacing Thunder
  7. Pink Floyd - Young Lust
  8. Eric Martin - These are the Good Times
  9. Fastway - Stand Up
  10. Crimson Glory - Azrael
  11. Sabbat - For Those Who Died (st)
  12. Wendy O. Williams & The Plasmatics - The Day of the Humans is Gone
  13. Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot
  14. Alan Parsons Project - The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether
  15. Hawkwind - Kerb Crawler
  16. The Tubes - Don't Touch Me There (live)
  17. Alice Cooper - Generation Landslide
  18. Helloween - I'm Alive
  19. Assassin - Nemesis
  20. Sabbat - The 13th Disciple (st)
  21. Triumph - Magic Power
  22. Concrete Blonde - Your Haunted Head
  23. Würzel - Bess

Notes

Session: Sabbat (new).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-17) from Bill Matthews of Norwich.

Tommy mentions that Vow Wow are on stage at the Newcastle Mayfair being recorded by the BBC. That was 27 Feb 1987.


6 Mar 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Deep Purple - Highway Star (live)
  2. Tesla - Rock Me to the Top
  3. Nasty Savage - XXX
  4. Malice - Against the Empire
  5. Vow Wow - Nightless City (st)
  6. Gary Moore - Thunder Rising
  7. Flotsam and Jetsam - Metalshock
  8. Magnum - When the World Comes Down
  9. Vow Wow - Hurricane (st)
  10. Crazyhead - What Gives You the Idea That You're So Amazing, Baby?
  11. Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane (live)
  12. Metallica - Leper Messiah
  13. Metal Church - Watch the Children Pray
  14. Iron Maiden - Heaven Can Wait
  15. Vow Wow - Shot in the Dark (st)
  16. Manowar - Blow Your Speakers
  17. Manowar - Black Wind, Fire and Steel
  18. Vow Wow - You Know What I Mean (st)
  19. Shy - Break Down the Walls

Notes

Session: Vow Wow (repeat from 30 Jan 1987).

Interview: Chris Tetley interviews Joey de Maio of Manowar.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 11-14) from Charles Morgan of Tiverton.

Date confirmed through live details. Throughout the show, Tommy mentions that Vow Wow are on stage at the London Marquee during broadcast and will be the next night too. Also on stage are Flotsam and Jetsam and Megadeth, being recorded for broadcast in late April. Crimson Glory, Metal Church and Anthrax are recorded already and will be broadcast in early April (actually 3 Apr 1987). Tommy also mentions that next week Magnum will be live at the Hammersmith Odeon and FRS will broadcast live. That's 13 Mar 1987.


13 Mar 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Magnum - Need a Lot of Love (live)
  2. Magnum - Two Hearts (live)
  3. Magnum - It Must Have Been Love (live)
  4. Magnum - How Far Jerusalem (live)
  5. Magnum - Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping) (live)
  6. Magnum - Les Morts Dansant (live)
  7. Magnum - The Spirit (live)
  8. Magnum - Back Street Kid (live)
  9. Magnum - Lonely Night (live)
  10. Magnum - Just Like an Arrow (live)
  11. Magnum - Kingdom of Madness (live)
  12. Magnum - When the World Comes Down (live)
  13. Whitesnake - Still of the Night
  14. Rose Tattoo - Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw
  15. Vinnie Moore - In Control
  16. Crazyhead - What Gives You the Idea That You're So Amazing, Baby?
  17. Robin Trower - Secret Doors
  18. Würzel - Bess
  19. Overkill - Use Your Head
  20. Dictators - Search & Destroy (live)
  21. Deep Purple - Call of the Wild

Notes

Magnum live (really live) at the Hammersmith Odeon. It kicked in live at 10.00pm so missed four songs: Back to Earth, Vigilante, All England's Eyes and On a Storyteller's Night.

Date confirmed from Magnum tour dates and from the news after the show which details the results of the Truro by-election, which was held on Mar 1987.

Tommy notes that David Coverdale will be in the studio in a couple of weeks time.


20 Mar 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Legs Diamond - Out on Bail
  2. London - Fast as Light
  3. Gravestone - Danger
  4. Dokken - Back to the Attack
  5. Siege - Red Light (st)
  6. Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
  7. VVSI - Smoke Me Down
  8. Tysondog - Eat the Rich
  9. Assassin - The Speed of Light
  10. Anvil Bitch - Arsenic and Cyanide
  11. Shark Island - Deja Vu
  12. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Hot City Symphony Part 1: Vambo
  13. Siege - How Does it Feel (st)
  14. Tuff Luck - Tonight Tonight
  15. Hughes and Thrall - Coast to Coast
  16. Tesla - Too Late for Love
  17. Alcatrazz - Skyfire
  18. Pallas - Sanctuary
  19. Siege - Wasted Time (st)
  20. Hawk - Can't Fall in Love
  21. Gary Moore - White Knuckles / Rocking and Rolling
  22. Gary Moore - Back on the Streets (live)
  23. Siege - Wait for Me (st)
  24. Blood Feast - Dark Side

Notes

Session: Siege (repeat).

Date confirmed, as Tommy mentions that David Coverdale will be on the show the following week.


27 Mar 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Deep Purple - Burn
  2. Whitesnake - Still of the Night
  3. ZZ Top - Tush
  4. Whitesnake - Bad Boys
  5. Whitesnake - I Need Love
  6. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe (live)
  7. Whitesnake - Is This Love
  8. Whitesnake - Straight for the Heart
  9. Hammeron - Silent Victim
  10. Hellion - Screams in the Night
  11. Twisted Sister - We're Gonna Make It
  12. Helloween - Twilight of the Gods
  13. Bad Company - This Love (st)
  14. Bad Company - Can't Get Enough (st)
  15. Onslaught - Angels of Death
  16. Overkill - Electroviolence
  17. Magnum - Red on the Highway
  18. Bad Company - When We Made Love (st)
  19. Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley (live)
  20. Bad Company - Fame and Fortune (st)

Notes

Date confirmed: news after the show announces Mrs. Thatcher's trip to Moscow.

Interviews: David Coverdale in the studio and Ozzy Osbourne on the phone.

Session: Bad Company (repeat, first broadcast on 13 Feb 1987).

Producer Tony Wilson is on holiday.


3 Apr 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Crimson Glory - Eternal World (live)
  2. Crimson Glory - Valhalla (live)
  3. Crimson Glory - Queen of the Masquerade (live)
  4. Crimson Glory - Azrael (live)
  5. Crimson Glory - Dragon Lady (live)
  6. Crimson Glory - Dying for Your Love (live)
  7. Metal Church - The Dark (live)
  8. Metal Church - Psycho (live)
  9. Metal Church - Watch the Children Pray (live)
  10. Metal Church - Beyond the Black (live)
  11. Metal Church - Metal Church (live)
  12. Anthrax - AIR (live)
  13. Anthrax - Metal Thrashing Mad (live)
  14. Anthrax - Panic (live)
  15. Anthrax - The Enemy (live)
  16. Anthrax - I am the Law (live)
  17. Anthrax - Madhouse (live)
  18. Anthrax - Medusa (live)
  19. Anthrax - Armed and Dangerous (live)
  20. Anthrax - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (live)
  21. Anthrax - Gung Ho (live)

Notes

Live: Crimson Glory, Metal Church and Anthrax from the Hammersmith Odeon 15 Feb 1987.

Date confirmed: news after the show reports on the sale of the Duchess of Windsor's jewellery by Sotheby's on 2 Apr 1987.

Tommy announces that Flotsam and Jetsam and Megadeth will be broadcast on 24 Apr 1987.


10 Apr 1987

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

  1. MARS - Nations on Fire
  2. The Cult - Lil Devil
  3. Whitesnake - Children of the Night
  4. Heretic - Blood Will Tell
  5. Monochrome Men - Jump Back (st)
  6. Rainbow - Kill the King
  7. Raven - Life's a Bitch
  8. Liege Lord - Transgressor
  9. Shy - Break Down the Walls
  10. Bryan Adams - Victim of Love
  11. Monochrome Men - Harder to Love (st)
  12. Malice - Murder
  13. [gap]

Notes

Session: Monochrome Men (first airing).

Date confirmed by mentions of Anthrax live last Friday and a recent interview with David Coverdale. Those were the 3 Apr 1987 and 27 Mar 1987 shows respectively.

Intro mentions tracks by Foreplay, Bitch, Slayer, Onslaught, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Rush.

Lie Back and Enjoy It is about to start at the gap.

The full track listing is available at the Friday Rock Show Wiki.


24 Apr 1987

This show listing is still to come. It includes live concerts by Flotsam and Jetsam and Megadeth.


1 May 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills (live)
  2. Overkill - Wrecking Crew
  3. Blood Money - Battlescarred (st)
  4. Wild Strawberries - Fire on the Water
  5. Testament - The Haunting
  6. Cro-Mags - We Gotta Know
  7. Wild Dogs - Metal Fuel
  8. IQ - No Love Lost
  9. Blood Money - Shapeshifter (st)
  10. Hoodoo Gurus - Where Nowhere Is
  11. Foreigner - Feels Like the First Time
  12. Deep Purple - This Time Around / Owed to 'G'
  13. Accept - Princess of the Dawn
  14. Diamond Head - To the Devil His Due
  15. Sword - Out of Control
  16. Suicidal Tendencies - Join the Army
  17. Blood Money - Caligula (st)
  18. Poison - Talk Dirty to Me
  19. MARS - Nostradamus
  20. WASP - Sex Drive
  21. Blood Money - The Third Wish (st)
  22. Scorpions - Always Somewhere

Notes

Session: Blood Money (new).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 11-14) from Nigel Lavender in Ramsey St. Mary's, Cambridgeshire.

One dedication has a birthday coming up on 10 May.

Date is likely to be 1 May 1987 as comments talk about the live broadcast the previous week preventing a dedication being read out. Presumably that's the Megadeth show with Flotsam and Jetsam on 24 Apr 1987.


22 May 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Broken English - Comin' on Strong
  2. Dark Angel - Merciless Death
  3. Mötley Crüe - Sumthin' for Nuthin'
  4. Shark Island - Excess Marks the Spot
  5. Scrubbs - Time for You
  6. AC/DC - Up to My Neck in You
  7. Little Angels - Better than the Rest
  8. Monochrome Men - Song of Madness (st)
  9. Civilised Society? - Is There Life After Work?
  10. Ted Nugent - Hard as Nails
  11. Sword - Stoned Again
  12. Statetrooper - Set Fire to the Night (st)
  13. Statetrooper - She Got the Look (st)
  14. IQ - Nomzamo
  15. Monochrome Men - Harder to Love (st)
  16. Slayer - Piece By Piece
  17. Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy
  18. Georgia Satellites - Battleship Chains
  19. Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown
  20. Statetrooper - Too Late for Love (st)
  21. Statetrooper - Faster than Light (st)
  22. Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley (live)
  23. Monochrome Men - Jump Back (st)
  24. Slave Raider - Burnin' Too Hot

Notes

Sessions: Statetrooper (repeat from 1986) and Monochrome Men (repeat from 1987).

Date confirmed as 22 May 1987 through comments about IQ tour dates. The coming Sunday is 24 May.

Comments reference Agent Steel being recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on 20 Jun. Nuclear Assault, Onslaught and Atomkraft are also on the bill.

Tommy advises that Fish will be on the programme in a few weeks time.


29 May 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train (live)
  2. Rankelson - We are Crazy
  3. Beatles - I am the Walrus
  4. Black Sabbath - Johnny Blade
  5. Ozzy Osbourne - Revelation (Mother Earth) (live)
  6. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
  7. Procul Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
  8. Ozzy Osbourne - Suicide Solution (live)
  9. Fast Kutz - Fight to Be Free
  10. Free - All Right Now
  11. Motörhead - Ace of Spades
  12. Marillion - Incommunicado
  13. Black Sabbath - Megalomania
  14. Mötley Crüe - Wild Side
  15. Mötley Crüe - Girls Girls Girls

Notes

Interview: Ozzy Osbourne.

Introduction lists tracks by Rankelson, TNT, Rock Goddess, The Godz, Stan Bush, Fast Kutz, Slave Raider, Omen, Blood Money, Poison and two by Mötley Crüe. However, only Rankelson, Fast Kutz and Mötley Crüe are played. Presumably Tommy was having too much fun with Ozzy to play what he had slated.

No confirmed date but it closely predates 12 Jun 1987. I was guessing 5 Jun 1987 but if that show included a Shy session, then it has to be 29 May 1987.


5 Jun 1987?

This show listing is complete.

  1. Judas Priest - Heading Out to the Highway (live)
  2. Judas Priest - Some Heads are Gonna Roll (live)
  3. Guns n' Roses - It's So Easy
  4. Manowar - Blow Your Speakers
  5. Shy - Can't Fight the Night (st)
  6. Zero 9 - Under the Freeway
  7. St Vitus - Haag
  8. Voivod - Warriors of Ice
  9. Cinderella - Nobody's Fool
  10. Motley Crue - Sumthing for Nuthing
  11. Shy - Young Heart (st)
  12. Metallica - Trapped Under Ice
  13. Thin Lizzy - Boys are Back in Town
  14. Kiss - All American Man (live)
  15. Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight
  16. Status Quo - Whatever You Want
  17. Ace Frehley - Into the Night
  18. Sacred Child - Chariots of Fire
  19. Shy - Telephone (st)
  20. Blackfoot - My Wild Romance
  21. Militor - Planed Head
  22. Holy Terror - Evil's Rising
  23. King Diamond - A Mansion in Darkness
  24. Shy - Break Down the Walls (st)

Notes

Session: Shy (first run of a new one unrelated to a previous session from 1982).

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Ian Ritson from Dumfries.

A competition is announced to design a Friday Rock Show patch. The winner would be decided on 26 Jun 1987.

Date isn't confirmed. Comments about Donington upcoming on 22 Aug date this to 1987. Other comments suggest after 18 May and before 26 Jun. I was guessing at late May but the Friday Rock Show Wiki dates the Shy session to this date.


12 Jun 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Y+T - LA Rocks
  2. E-Z-O - House of a Thousand Pleasures
  3. Black Sabbath - Neon Knights
  4. Blood Money - Shapeshifter (st)
  5. EXE - Stricken by Might
  6. AC/DC - For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
  7. Cherry Bombz - Hot Girls in Love (live)
  8. Judas Priest - Breakin' the Law (live)
  9. Blood Money - The Third Wish (st)
  10. Saxon - 747 (Strangers in the Night)
  11. Slayer - Criminally Insane
  12. Little Angels - Bad or Just No Good
  13. Megadeth - My Last Words
  14. The Cult - Rain
  15. Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out in the Fields
  16. Warlock - Vorwärts, All Right
  17. Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild
  18. Blood Money - Caligula (st)
  19. Celtic Frost - Babylon Fell
  20. Marillion - Sugar Mice
  21. Marillion - Just for the Record
  22. Captain Beefheart - Sure 'Nuff and Yes I Do
  23. Blood Money - Battlescarred (st)
  24. Led Zeppelin - The Crunge

Notes

Session: Blood Money (repeat from 1 May 1987).

Date confirmed through mention of Jasper Carrott's election show the previous night, referring to the UK general election on 11 Jun 1987.

Commentary about the Ozzy Osbourne long interview show, indicating that it predates this show. Suggestion of an equivalent with Dio coming soon.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-17) from Matty Pringle of Morpeth.

Tommy announces that Fish will be on the show next week


19 Jun 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Blue Öyster Cult - Shooting Shark
  2. Marillion - Incommunicado
  3. Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
  4. Roger Waters - Tide is Turning
  5. Marillion - Torch Song
  6. Marillion - Slaínte Mhath
  7. Marillion - White Russian
  8. Little Feat - Roll Right Through the Night
  9. Elixir - Louise
  10. Marillion - Kayleigh
  11. Marillion - The Last Straw
  12. Marillion - Grendel

Notes

Interview: Fish and Mark Kelly from Marillion.

Date confirmed from the previous week's show.


26 Jun 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Slayer - Criminally Insane
  2. Celtic Frost - Mexican Radio
  3. Sacred Child - Chariots of Fire
  4. Night Ranger - The Secret of My Success
  5. Fast Kutz - Driving Me Crazy (st)
  6. Anthrax - Indians
  7. Demon - Hurricane
  8. Demon - Hollywood
  9. Angel Dust - Legions of Destruction
  10. Y+T - Armed and Dangerous
  11. Fast Kutz - Midnight Love (st)
  12. Guns n' Roses - It's So Easy
  13. Judas Priest - Turbo Lover
  14. Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom (live)
  15. Ozzy Osbourne - Paranoid (live)
  16. Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh
  17. Fast Kutz - Play with Fire (st)
  18. Tytan - Destiny Calls
  19. GBH - To Understand
  20. E-Z-O - Flashback Heart Attack
  21. Mötley Crüe - Girls Girls Girls
  22. Magnum - The Great Disaster
  23. Fast Kutz - Looking for Love (st)
  24. Nuclear Assault - Nightmares

Notes

Session: Fast Kutz (new).

Comments indicate this is this is one week after the Fish interview (083) so 26 Jun 1987.

The competition is won for the new Friday Rock Show patch artwork that was initiated in May.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-16) from 14 year old Jamie Weston of Lowestoft.


10 Jul 1987

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing 40 minutes in the middle.

  1. Van Halen - Panama
  2. Tony McAlpine - Autumn Lords
  3. Marillion - Sugar Mice
  4. Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
  5. Voodoo Child - Lost in Heart (st)
  6. Wehrmacht - Go Home
  7. Warfare - Addicted to Love
  8. Y+T - Rhythm or Not
  9. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon
  10. Slave Raider - Back Stabbing
  11. Voodoo Child - Free the Spirit (st)
  12. Manowar - Black Wind, Fire and Steel
  13. Exciter - Feel the Knife
  14. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
  15. [gap]
  16. Joe Walsh - Up to Me
  17. Keel - It's a Jungle Out There
  18. Cryptic Slaughter - Could Be Worse
  19. Voodoo Child - Voodoo Child (st)
  20. Def Leppard - Animal
  21. Def Leppard - Tear It Down

Notes

Session: Voodoo Child (repeat).

Tommy got birthday cards. His birthday was 11 Jul. Comments suggest that this is before 15 Jul.

Intro also mentions tracks by Dio (the new single, so I Could Have Been a Dreamer), Sammy Hagar, Twisted Sister, Mötley Crüe and Thin Lizzy.


24 Jul 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Metallica - Damage, Inc
  2. White Lion - Hungry
  3. Twisted Sister - I Want This Night to Last Forever
  4. Metal Church - Start the Fire (live)
  5. Judas Priest - Freewheel Burning live)
  6. EXE - Slayer
  7. Sammy Hagar - Give to Live
  8. ZZ Top - Need You Tonight
  9. Great White - Gonna Getcha
  10. Tony McAlpine - The Kings' Cup
  11. Jeff Paris - Wired Up
  12. Styx - Babe
  13. Kiss - C'mon and Love Me
  14. Magnum - Sacred Hour
  15. Queensrÿche - Take Hold of the Flame
  16. Pentagram - Madman
  17. Indestroy - USSA
  18. Celtic Frost - One in Their Pride
  19. Dio - I Could Have Been a Dreamer
  20. Def Leppard - Women
  21. Joint Forces - Shy in Love
  22. St Vitus - The End of the End
  23. Motörhead - I'll Be Your Sister
  24. Aerosmith - Walk this Way (live)
  25. Y+T - Rhythm or Not

Notes

Def Leppard special last week.

Date confirmed as Tommy advises that next week's show will be hosted by Dante Bonutto (which is confirmed as 31 Jul 1987).


31 Jul 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Motörhead - Stone Deaf in the USA
  2. Sword - Stuck in Rock
  3. Michael White - Psychometry
  4. Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger
  5. Mountain - Bardot Damage
  6. TNT - Everyone's a Star
  7. Crimson Glory - Azrael
  8. WASP - The Manimal (live)
  9. Mortal Sin - Blood, Death, Hatred
  10. Guns n' Roses - Night Train
  11. Aerosmith - Magic Touch
  12. Pat Travers Band - Snort 'n' Whiskey
  13. Jeff Paris - Join the Party
  14. MOD - The Ballad of Dio
  15. Dio - Naked in the Rain
  16. Roxx Gang - Too Cruel for School
  17. Britny Fox - Girlschool
  18. Metallica - Crash Course in Brain Surgery
  19. John Waite - Revenge
  20. Lizzy Borden - Me Against the World
  21. Suicidal Tendencies - Join the Army
  22. Impelliteri - Searching
  23. Icon - Rock the Radio
  24. Motörhead - Eat the Rich
  25. Castle Blak - Black Diamond
  26. Replacements - Black Diamond
  27. Kiss - Black Diamond (live)

Notes

Guest host: Dante Bonutto.


7 Aug 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Loudness - SDI
  2. Razor - Snake Eyes
  3. Guns n' Roses - Rocket Queen
  4. Fastway - All Fired Up
  5. Agentz - Stick to Your Guns
  6. Crazyhead - Baby Turpentine
  7. Golden Earring - When the Lady Smiles
  8. Shy - Break Down the Walls (st)
  9. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me
  10. Faster Pussycat - Babylon
  11. Metallica - Metal Militia
  12. Shock Treatment - Might Makes Right
  13. Twisted Sister - Wake Up the Sleeping Giant
  14. Shy - Telephone (st)
  15. Onslaught - Death Metal
  16. The Michael Schenker Group - Attack of the Mad Axemen
  17. Journey - Girl Can't Help It
  18. Richard Marx - Don't Mean Nothing
  19. Rory Gallagher - Continental Op
  20. Alice Cooper - Department of Youth
  21. Megattack - Kids Rock
  22. Shy - Young Heart (st)
  23. Poison - Cry Tough
  24. Shy - Can't Fight the Night (st)

Notes

Date confirmed by Tommy thanking Dante Bonutto for standing in the previous week (the 31 Jul 1987 show). If needed, news included a sharp fall in share prices in reaction to the 1% increase in lending rates; a further bank, Standard Chartered, has pulled out of South Africa, after Barclays and CitiCorp; and, in Geneva, US and Russia can't reach agreement on German missiles.

Session: Shy, recorded on 22 May 1987.


14 Aug 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Def Leppard - Don't Shoot Shotgun
  2. Motörhead - Traitor
  3. WASP - Scream Until You Like It (live)
  4. Lizzy Borden - Lord of the Flies
  5. Guns n' Roses - Nice Boys (live)
  6. Napalm Death - The Kill
  7. Napalm Death - Scum
  8. Gary Moore - The Loner
  9. Idol Rich - Dirty Dreams (st)
  10. Sammy Hagar - Privacy
  11. Anvil - Cut Loose
  12. Formul 1 - Heavy Metal
  13. Obsession - For the Love of Money
  14. Binky Philips - Nothing's Free (live)
  15. Idol Rich - IOU (st)
  16. Hanoi Rocks - A Million Miles Away
  17. Black Sabbath - Heart Like a Wheel
  18. Megadeth - Boots
  19. Manowar - Mountains
  20. Idol Rich - Just When I Thought (st)
  21. Slade - You Boyzz Make Big Noize
  22. The Cult - Wild Flower (12" Version)
  23. Paul Di'Anno's Battlezone - Whispered Rage
  24. Idol Rich - First Time (st)

Notes

Session: Idol Rich (debut session).

Date confirmed. Tommy advises that Donington is a week and a day away and that WASP are playing. This is the Monsters of Rock Festival on 22 Aug 1987.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 16-19) from Chris Ball of Hornchurch.


21 Aug 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
  2. Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
  3. Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild
  4. Dio - Rock 'n' Roll Children
  5. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
  6. Twisted Sister - Wake Up the Sleeping Giant
  7. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
  8. Metal Church - Watch the Children Pray
  9. Dio - Stand Up and Shout
  10. AC/DC - Back in Black
  11. Cinderella - In from the Outside
  12. WASP - Blind in Texas
  13. Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh
  14. Metallica - Crash Course in Brain Surgery
  15. Dio - I Could Have Been a Dreamer
  16. Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer

Notes

Date confirmed. Tommy advises that it's the eve of Donington. This is the Monsters of Rock Festival on 22 Aug 1987.

Interview: Ronnie James Dio.

The last six tracks are a sweep of bands playing Monsters of Rock.


28 Aug 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Status Quo - Big Fat Mama (Live)
  2. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Wild Child
  3. Sacrilege - The Captive
  4. The Vanes - Sick of You
  5. Voyager UK - Line of Fire (st)
  6. Rory Gallagher - Road to Hell
  7. Vow Wow - Hurricane
  8. The Georgia Satellites - Red Light
  9. Mercyful Fate - Evil (st)
  10. King Diamond - Arrival
  11. Voyager UK - Razor's Edge (st)
  12. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me
  13. Accept - Burning
  14. Crimson Glory - Azrael
  15. Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Soldier without Faith
  16. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
  17. Voyager UK - Rock This Town (st)
  18. IQ - Promises
  19. Gypsy Queen - (Hey) Are You Ever Satisfied
  20. Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly
  21. Alice Cooper - Teenage Frankenstein
  22. Voyager UK - Don't Hold Back (st)

Notes

The opening notes highlight that the Reading Festival was in progress as the show aired. Many tracks played were from bands playing there this year, which confirms that we're in 1987. As Reading was 28-30 Aug 1987, this must be 28 Aug 1987.

Session: Voyager UK.


4 Sep 1987

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing the beginning and odd tracks in and amongst.

  1. [gap]
  2. Manilla Road - Mystification
  3. Vow Wow - War Man
  4. Hughes/Thrall - Who Will You Run To
  5. Tilt - Wayward Child
  6. [gap]
  7. [unknown] - [unknown]
  8. John Waite - Big Time for Love
  9. Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' with Disaster
  10. [gap]
  11. Savatage - Legions
  12. [gap]
  13. Def Leppard - Rocket
  14. [gap]
  15. Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey
  16. Triumph - I Live for the Weekend
  17. [gap]
  18. Pink Floyd - Time
  19. Pink Floyd - Sorrow
  20. Lizzy Borden - Lord of the Flies
  21. Fast Kutz - Looking for Love (st)
  22. Vow Wow - Don't Leave Me Now
  23. Savatage - Strange Wings
  24. Fast Kutz - Midnight Love (st)

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to Iain Kennedy.

The gaps represent edits. Some of them certainly hide unrecorded tracks but that's not a given for all of them.

Session by Fast Kutz.

Tommy mentions that the BBC recorded a bunch of bands at Reading, which was the previous weekend if this show, as expected, is 4 Sep 1987. It certainly doesn't fit anywhere else.


11 Sep 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. WASP - Wild Child (live)
  2. WASP - 95-NASTY (live)
  3. Paul Di'Anno's Battlezone - Rip It Up
  4. Amebix - Nobody's Dreaming
  5. Wild! - Don't Look Back (st)
  6. Mama's Boys - Waiting for a Miracle
  7. Formul 1 - Intro / Der Edelhöcke
  8. Baby Devil - High Level
  9. Atomkraft - The Cage
  10. Genesis - In the Cage
  11. Wild! - Love Games (st)
  12. Loverboy - Walking on Fire
  13. Kiss - Calling Dr. Love
  14. UFO - Doctor Doctor
  15. Mötley Crüe - Jailhouse Rock (live)
  16. Poison - Look What the Cat Dragged In
  17. Cinderella - Shake Me (live)
  18. Wild! - Starlight (st)
  19. Vow Wow - Don't Leave Me Now (12" version)
  20. Jethro Tull - Steel Monkey
  21. Pink Floyd - Dogs of War
  22. Diamond Head - Am I Evil
  23. Wild! - Hard Boy (st)

Notes

Session from Wild! (first airing).

Date confirmed. The news mentions the Pope's mass in Miami being interrupted by thunderstorms, which was 11 Sep 1987.

News that permission was rescinded to record Bon Jovi at Donington.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-17) from Tommy Lello from Welshpool.


18 Sep 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Guns n' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
  2. Mick Jagger - Shoot Off Your Mouth
  3. First Offence - Into the Night
  4. Savatage - In the Hall of the Mountain King
  5. Cinderella - In from the Outside (live)
  6. Cinderella - Save Me (live)
  7. Cinderella - Night Songs (live)
  8. Cinderella - Push Push (live)
  9. Cinderella - Gypsy Road (live)
  10. Cinderella - Shake Me (live)
  11. Accept - Restless and Wild
  12. John Waite - Encircled
  13. AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
  14. Kiss - Crazy Crazy Nights
  15. Anthrax - Among the Living (live)
  16. Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh (live)
  17. Anthrax - Madhouse (live)
  18. Anthrax - I am the Law (live)
  19. Anthrax - Indians (live)
  20. Anthrax - God Save the Queen (live)
  21. Anthrax - AIR (live)
  22. Ezy Meat - Massacre

Notes

Cinderella and Anthrax recorded live at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington on 22 Aug 1987.

Tommy mentions that they won't be broadcasting either WASP or Bon Jovi from Donington. They had technical difficulties with the WASP set and Bon Jovi rescinded their approval to record.

News after the show mentions the end of the Liberal Assembly in Harrogate. Day two was 15 Sep 1987, so this show presumably dates to 18 Sep 1987.

Tommy announces that the 6 Nov 1987 show will be broadcast live from the BBC Radio 1 birthday show in Prestatyn with Mammoth live.


25 Sep 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Vengeance - Engines
  2. Faster Pussycat - Don't Change That Song
  3. Vow Wow - Don't Leave Me Now
  4. Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
  5. Blinder - Marching to War
  6. Jethro Tull - Raising Steam
  7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (live)
  8. Idol Rich - Dirty Dreams (st)
  9. Deuce - Power of the Realm
  10. Mad Max - Burning the Stage
  11. White Sister - Promises
  12. Metallica - For Whom the Bells Toll
  13. Whitesnake - Love Ain't No Stranger
  14. Bon Jovi - Shot Through the Heart
  15. Idol Rich - IOU (st)
  16. Pink Floyd - Yet Another Movie
  17. Spitfire - Evil Thoughts Abound
  18. New City Rockers - Rip It Up
  19. Shogun - Cloak and Dagger
  20. Idol Rich - The First Time (st)
  21. DRI - Red Line
  22. McAuley Schenker Group - Gimme Your Love
  23. Idol Rich - Just When I Thought (st)

Notes

Session by Idol Rich (repeat from 14 Aug 1987).

News after the show mentions the death of Emlyn Williams, who died on 25 Sep 1987.


2 Oct 1987

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

  1. Atomkraft - Teutonic Pain (live)
  2. Atomkraft - Demolition (live)
  3. John Waite - Big Time for Love
  4. Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' with Disaster
  5. Blinder - Shout
  6. Savatage - Legions
  7. Onslaught - Flame of the Antichrist (live)
  8. Onslaught - Blood Upon the Ice (live)
  9. Onslaught - Metal Forces (live)
  10. Onslaught - Let There Be Rock (live)
  11. Onslaught - Let There Be Death (live)
  12. Marillion - Heart of Lothian
  13. Def Leppard - Rocket
  14. [gap]

Notes

Onslaught live from the Hammersmith Odeon. That concert also featured Agent Steel and Nuclear Assault, whose sets Tommy says will be broadcast on 13 Nov 2017.

Date confirmed to 2 Oct 1987 because I recorded the beginning of the 16 Oct 1987 show over it, so it predates that, and this is the only possible date not taken by other shows I recorded.

I can't guarantee the Marillion and Def Leppard tracks, as I wiped over them with the next show, but I did write them on the cassette card so they're likely.


9 Oct 1987

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

  1. [gap]
  2. Guns n' Roses - Rocket Queen
  3. Redbeards - Gudbuy t' Jane
  4. Rush - Prime Mover
  5. Lääz Rockit - Shot to Hell
  6. McAuley Schenker Group - Love is Not a Game
  7. Deathrow - The Dawn / Raging Steel
  8. Cuero y Metal - Gritarás al viento
  9. Alice Cooper - Prince of Darkness
  10. Alice Cooper - Time to Kill
  11. Saga - The Way of the World
  12. Lion - Hard and Heavy
  13. Mayhem - Deathcrush
  14. Necronomicon - Broken Illusion
  15. Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
  16. Strangeways - Dance with Somebody
  17. Mad Max - Wild and Seventeen
  18. Rush - Mission
  19. Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell
  20. Yes - Shoot High, Aim Low

Notes

Date confirmed by Tommy mentioning that he saw Guns n' Roses the night before at the Hammersmith Odeon. That was 8 Oct 1987, so this must be 9 Oct 1987.


16 Oct 1987

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

  1. Deathwish - In the Name of God
  2. Rush - Time Stand Still
  3. Alice Cooper - Freedom
  4. WASP - I Don't Need No Doctor (live)
  5. The Wheel - Honeysucker
  6. The Grip - When the Rain Comes Down
  7. Vengeance - Code of Honour
  8. Mortal Sin - Lebanon
  9. McAuley Schenker Group - Gimme Your Love
  10. [gap]

Notes

Date confirmed by the presence of a teaser for the Stereo Sequence the next day that includes part 4 of Peeling Back the Years. That aired on 17 Oct 1987, so this show must be 16 Oct 1987. This is backed up by the airing of the new singles by Rush (Time Stand Still) and WASP (the live version of I Don't Need No Doctor), which were both released on 19 Oct 1987.

The rest of the show includes a repeat broadcast of 45 minutes of WASP live, recorded the previous year at the Hammersmith Odeon. That would start around 11.10pm. The intro also mentions that Tommy will be airing a song by Mammoth, 'the biggest band in the world,' which will be their first radio play anywhere in the world. There will also be tracks by Virus and Jethro Tull.


23 Oct 1987

This show listing is believed to be complete.

  1. Onslaught - Let There Be Rock
  2. Motörhead - Eat the Rich
  3. Kiss - No No No
  4. Accept - Princess of the Dawn
  5. Voyager UK - Don't Hold Back (st)
  6. Guns n' Roses - Night Train
  7. Radio Moscow - In Africa
  8. Mama's Boys - Waiting for a Miracle
  9. Victory - The Bigger They Are
  10. Lääz Rockit - Hiroshima
  11. Voyager UK - Line of Fire (st)
  12. Phenomena II - Did It All for Love
  13. Overkill - Deny the Cross
  14. Blackfoot - Diary of a Working Man
  15. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
  16. Deathrow - Dragon's Blood
  17. Voyager UK - Rock This Town (st)
  18. Tommy Shaw - No Such Thing
  19. Marillion - Warm Wet Circles
  20. Armored Saint - Raising Fear
  21. Voyager UK - Razor's Edge (st)

Notes

Repeat session by Voyager UK (first aired on 28 Aug 1987).

News after the show include Lester Piggott being jailed for three years, dating this to 23 Oct 1987.

Tommy announces that he'll be playing live recordings of bands from Reading the following week.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-15) from Rick Cruncher of Hook.


6 Nov 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
  2. Kiss - Crazy Crazy Nights
  3. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
  4. Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
  5. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Back Seat Education
  6. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the Dark
  7. Beastie Boys - No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn
  8. Broken English - Coming On Strong
  9. Mammoth - 30 Pieces of Silver (live)
  10. Mammoth - Can't Take the Hurt (live)
  11. Van Halen - Jump
  12. The Cult - Love Removal Machine
  13. Mötley Crüe - Girls Girls Girls
  14. Anthrax - I am the Law
  15. Europe - The Final Countdown
  16. Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
  17. Marillion - Incommunicado
  18. Vow Wow - War Man
  19. Status Quo - Rockin' All Over the World
  20. Phenomena II - Did It All for Love
  21. Mammoth - Fatman (live)
  22. Mammoth - Always and Forever (live)
  23. Mammoth - Home from the Storm (live)
  24. Mammoth - Bet You Wish (live)

Notes

Date confirmed by many shows around it as it was recorded live from Pontins Holiday Camp in Prestatyn during the Radio 1 Weekender that celebrated 20 years of BBC Radio 1. Tommy mentions that this is the first time he'd done this in the nine years of the show.

Interviews with Zodiac Mindwarp, Nicky Moore and John McCoy (Mammoth) and Genki Hitomi, Kyoji Yamamoto and Neil Murray (Vow Wow)

Mammoth live on site.


13 Nov 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Venom - Krackin' Up
  2. Anthrax - I'm the Man
  3. Michael Furlong - You Better Watch Your Step
  4. Mammoth - Fatman
  5. Def Leppard - Hysteria
  6. Warlock - I Rule the Ruins
  7. Nuclear Assault - Betrayal (live)
  8. Nuclear Assault - Stranded in Hell (live)
  9. Nuclear Assault - Nuclear War (live)
  10. Nuclear Assault - Justice (live)
  11. Nuclear Assault - My America (live)
  12. Nuclear Assault - Radiation Sickness (live)
  13. Pink Floyd - One of These Days
  14. Aerosmith - Rag Doll
  15. Slayer - Postmortem
  16. AC/DC - Down Payment Blues
  17. Agent Steel - Unstoppable Force (live)
  18. Agent Steel - Guilty as Charged (live)
  19. Agent Steel - Indestructive (live)
  20. Agent Steel - Taken by Force (live)
  21. Agent Steel - Nothing Left (live)
  22. Agent Steel - The Unexpected (live)
  23. Agent Steel - The Day at Guyana (live)
  24. Agent Steel - Never Surrender (live)
  25. Agent Steel - Mad Locust Rising (live)
  26. Black Sabbath - Hard Life to Love
  27. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Back Seat Education

Notes

Date confirmed by Tommy's advance notice on the 2 Oct 1987 show.

Live: Nuclear Assault and Agent Steel from the Hammersmith Odeon.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-17) from Neil Mainstone of Rhondda, Glamorgan.


20 Nov 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Diamond - Rock the Nations
  2. Mick Jagger - Throwaway
  3. Slayer - Captor of Sin (live)
  4. WASP - I Don't Need No Doctor (live)
  5. Triumph - Headed for Nowhere
  6. Wild Dogs - We Rule the Night
  7. Full Moon - Nemesis
  8. The Dogs d'Amour - How Come It Never Rains
  9. Shok Paris - Tokyo Rose
  10. Venom - Under the Spell
  11. Cacophony - Concerto
  12. Gary Moore - Take a Little Time
  13. Racer X - Hammer Away
  14. Flotsam and Jetsam - I Live You Die
  15. Kiss - Reason to Live
  16. Vow Wow - Cry No More
  17. John Norum - Love is Meant to Last Forever
  18. Phenomena - Stop
  19. Gang Green - Just Another Bomb
  20. The Great Kat - Satan Goes to Church
  21. Testament - Do or Die (live)
  22. Bonfire - American Nights
  23. White Cross - No Way I'm Going Down

Notes

News after the show details the King's Cross fire 'on Wednesday'. That was Wed 18 Nov 1987, so dating this show to 20 Nov 1987.

Tommy mentions on two separate occasions that Dio's set from Donington will be on the show next week. He also mentions that the Metallica set will be broadcast on 18th Dec 1987 if the band's management OK it.


27 Nov 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Dio - Dream Evil (live)
  2. Dio - Neon Knights (live)
  3. Dio - Naked in the Rain (live)
  4. Dio - Rock 'n' Roll Children (including Long Live Rock 'n' Roll) (live)
  5. Dio - The Last in Line (including Temple of the King) (live)
  6. Dio - Holy Diver (including Heaven and Hell) (live)
  7. Dio - The Man on the Silver Mountain (live)
  8. Dio - All the Fools Sailed Away (live)
  9. Violent Force - Soulbursting
  10. Sacred Reich - Death Squad
  11. Jethro Tull - Lap of Luxury
  12. Mammoth - Fatman
  13. Scorpions - No One Like You
  14. Aerosmith - Let the Music Do the Talking
  15. Heart - The Wolf
  16. Manowar - Shell Shock
  17. Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh
  18. Whitesnake - Lie Down (live)
  19. Dokken - Night by Night
  20. Def Leppard - Hysteria
  21. Black Sabbath - The Shining

Notes

Dio live from the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington on 22 Aug 1987.

News after the show includes Irish terrorist Dessie O'Hare in hospital after a gun battle and two French hostages released in Beirut, both of which date the show to 27 Nov 1987, as does the Children in Need campaign. All this backs up Tommy's comments on the 20 Nov 1987 show that the Dio set would be broadcast 'next week'.


4 Dec 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Chariot - When the Moon Shines (live)
  2. Chariot - Take Your Hands Off Me (live)
  3. Chariot - Play to Win (live)
  4. Chariot - Love or Leave Me (live)
  5. Chariot - Living on the Edge (live)
  6. Chariot - Screams in the Night (live)
  7. Vow Wow - Doncha Wanna Come (Hangar 15) (live)
  8. Vow Wow - Siren Song (live)
  9. Vow Wow - Running Wild (live)
  10. Vow Wow - Nightless City (live)
  11. Vow Wow - Shot in the Dark (live)
  12. Vow Wow - Hurricane (live)
  13. Lizzy Borden - Den of Thieves (live)
  14. Lizzy Borden - Give 'em the Axe (live)
  15. Lizzy Borden - Love Kills (live)
  16. Lizzy Borden - Outcast (live)
  17. Lizzy Borden - Born to Be Wild (live)
  18. Lizzy Borden - Terror on the Town (live)
  19. Lizzy Borden - Me Against the World (live)
  20. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Skull Spark Joker (live)
  21. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - High Priest of Love (live)
  22. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - High Heel Heaven (live)
  23. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Kid's Stuff (live)
  24. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Speed King (live)
  25. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Bad Girl City (live)
  26. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Planet Girl (live)
  27. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Holy Gasoline (live)
  28. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Tattooed Beat Messiah (live)
  29. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Let's Break the Law (live)
  30. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Prime Mover (live)

Notes

News after the show is tougher to date than usual, especially as I don't have all of it, but the deal struck between postal union leaders and the Post Office to avert a strike before Christmas and the meeting between Mrs. Thatcher and the French and Irish prime ministers about terrorism both suggest that this was 4 Dec 1987. Also covered was John Burt asking the attorney general to drop legal action against the BBC about a documentary on the secret services.

The show is entirely taken up by Reading Rocks Part 2: four more bands from the Reading Festival 'last August' (though this was actually the 1987 event). All four bands appeared on the Sunday night, 30 Aug 1987.

Tommy mentions that the next week's show will feature a session by Wild!


11 Dec 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas
  2. Foreigner - A Night to Remember
  3. Circle Jerks - Beat Me Senseless
  4. Shogun - Shot to the Heart
  5. Vow Wow - Cry No More
  6. Magnum - Soldier of the Line
  7. Megadeth - Wake Up Dead
  8. Joey Tafolla - Out of the Sun
  9. Wild! - Don't Look Back (st)
  10. Wild! - Starlight (st)
  11. Great White - Rock Me
  12. Sacred Reich - Ignorance
  13. Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
  14. Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
  15. Venom - Warhead
  16. Blue Öyster Cult - Astronomy
  17. Warlock - All We Are
  18. Agnostic Front - Liberty & Justice
  19. Wild! - Love Games (st)
  20. Wild - Hard Boy (st)
  21. Pink Floyd - On the Turning Away
  22. Roger Waters - Tide is Turning
  23. April 16th - Thursday's Child
  24. Executioner - Finally Arise
  25. Slayer - Tormentor
  26. Glasgow - Secrets in the Dark

Notes

Date confirmed by Tommy mentioning Christmas on Earth in Leeds 'this Sunday, 13th December'.

Repeat session by Wild! (recorded 'last' July and broadcast 'last' August or, later, 'September - I can't remember'). The first broadcast was 11 Sep 1987.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-16) from Gregory Moffatt of Limavady, Northern Ireland.


18 Dec 1987

This show listing is complete.

  1. Tigertailz - Young and Crazy
  2. Racer X - Lady Killer
  3. Dr. Mastermind - The Right Way
  4. Gary Moore - The Loner
  5. Zoetrope - Company Man
  6. Saga - Don't Put Out the Fire
  7. Saxon - Stallions of the Highway
  8. Jett Blakk - Battered Child
  9. Led Zeppelin - Rock 'n' Roll
  10. Manowar - Defender
  11. Alice Cooper - Not that Kind of Love
  12. Whiplash - Walk the Plank
  13. Holy Moses - Current of Death
  14. Judas Priest - Breaking the Law (live)
  15. Jethro Tull - Said She Was a Dancer
  16. Pink Fairies - Undercover of Confusion
  17. Foreigner - Counting Every Minute
  18. Megadeth - Wake Up Dead
  19. Strangeways - Only a Fool
  20. Candlemass - Samaritan
  21. Dio - Rainbow in the Dark

Notes

Interview with Chris Tetley starting after track 8 and ending before track 11.

Tommy mentions that Tigertailz will be on the London Astoria stage 'next Wednesday' at the Metal Hammer Christmas Party. That was 23 Dec 1987, dating this show to 18 Dec 1987.


25 Dec 1987

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

  1. [gap]
  2. Judas Priest - Green Manalashi (With the Two Pronged Crown) (live)
  3. Judas Priest - Victim of Changes (live)
  4. Judas Priest - You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise (live)
  5. Judas Priest - Grinder (live)
  6. Judas Priest - Beyond the Realms of Death (live)
  7. Judas Priest - Sinner (live)
  8. Judas Priest - Breaking the Law (live)
  9. Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather (live)
  10. Judas Priest - Metal Gods (live)
  11. Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name
  12. Sword - Outta Control
  13. Twisted Sister - Hot Love
  14. Black Sabbath - Fairies Wear Boots
  15. Metallica - Whiplash
  16. Chariot - Meet My Match
  17. The Enid - And Then There Were None
  18. AC/DC - Problem Child
  19. Guns n' Roses - Mr. Brownstone
  20. [gap]

Notes

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



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