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Night Rocking

1988-1989

Here are playlists that detail what played during editions of Tommy Vance's short lived Night Rocking show in 1988, all taken from cassettes that I recorded at the time and still have today.

The show ran for fourteen weeks. This page includes:

October 1988 November 1988 December 1988 January 1989
1 Oct
8 Oct
15 Oct
22 Oct
29 Oct
missing
incomplete
missing
complete
wip
5 Nov
12 Nov
19 Nov
26 Nov
complete
missing
missing
incomplete
3 Dec
10 Dec
17 Dec
24 Dec
31 Dec
complete
missing
complete
incomplete
no show?
7 Jan complete


8 Oct 1988

This show listing is incomplete, as it's missing the beginning.

  1. [gap]
  2. Black Sabbath - Die Young
  3. Santana - Song of the Wind
  4. Foreigner - Urgent
  5. Free - Mr. Big (live)
  6. Queensrÿche - London
  7. Thin Lizzy - Killer on the Loose
  8. Deep Purple - Woman from Tokyo
  9. Les Dudek - What a Sacrifice
  10. The Stranglers - Down in the Sewer
  11. AC/DC - High Voltage (st)
  12. AC/DC - Live Wire (st)
  13. AC/DC - Can I Sit Next to You, Girl (st)
  14. AC/DC - Little Lover (st)
  15. Heart - Nothin' at All
  16. The Doors - Love Her Madly
  17. Vangelis - Pulstar
  18. Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me
  19. Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
  20. Mötley Crüe - Girls Girls Girls

Notes

Session by AC/DC, recorded on 3 Jun 1976 and first broadcast on 21 Jun 1976 by John Peel.

Date confirmed by Tommy's comments before the Vangelis track that 'this weekend belongs to Jean-Michel Jarre'. That's because he was doing two huge concerts at the Royal Victoria Docks that were attended by 100,000 people each night. Those were 8 and 9 Oct 1988.


22 Oct 1988

This show listing is believed complete. It's possible that there's another track at the end.

  1. Pink Floyd - Money
  2. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the Dark
  3. Lou Reed - White Light/White Heat (live)
  4. Iron Maiden - Two Minutes to Midnight (live)
  5. Judie Tzuke - Stay with Me Till Dawn
  6. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
  7. Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' with Disaster
  8. Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
  9. Roxy Music - Both Ends Burning
  10. Jefferson Starship - Jane
  11. Magnum - Soldier of the Line
  12. Cream - Crossroads (live)
  13. Genesis - Afterglow (live)
  14. Genesis - Follow Me, Follow You (live)
  15. Genesis - Los Endos (live)
  16. Genesis - I Know What I Like (live)
  17. Dio - The Last in Line
  18. Tangerine Dream - Exit
  19. Rory Gallagher - Walk on Hot Coals (live)

Notes

Genesis live at Knebworth Park from 24 Jun 1978.

Date confirmed by Tommy mentioning after the Iron Maiden track that the clocks 'go back tonight'. That was Sun 23 Oct 1988 in the UK.


29 Oct 1988

This show listing is a work in progress and is subject to change.

  1. Little Feat - Skin It Back
  2. Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner (live)
  3. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze (live)
  4. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
  5. Metal Church - Watch the Children Pray
  6. Rush - 2112 (two parts)
  7. Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
  8. Boston - Foreplay / Long Time
  9. Fairport Convention - Come All Ye
  10. Marillion - Tux On
  11. Yes - Starship Trooper
  12. Led Zeppelin - What is and What Should Never Be (st)
  13. Led Zeppelin - Travelling Riverside Blues (st)
  14. Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown (st)
  15. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (st)
  16. AC/DC - Shot Down in Flames
  17. Whitesnake - Walking in the Shadow of the Blues
  18. Frank Zappa - Whipping Post (live)
  19. Ten Years After - I'm Going Home (live)
  20. Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)

Notes

Session by Led Zeppelin, recorded on 24 Jun 1969 and first broadcast on John Peel's Top Gear on 29 Jun 1969.


5 Nov 1988

This show listing is believed to be complete.

  1. Budgie - Parents
  2. Elton John - Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
  3. Steely Dan - Ricky, Don't Lose That Number
  4. Whitesnake - Still of the Night
  5. Alice Cooper - Wish You Were Here
  6. Asia - Heat of the Moment
  7. Joni Mitchell - Strange Boy
  8. Sammy Hagar - Young Girl Blues
  9. UFO - Lights Out
  10. Swords - Children of Heaven
  11. Jethro Tull - Minstrel in the Gallery (st)
  12. Jethro Tull - Requiem (st)
  13. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (st)
  14. Jethro Tull - Cold Wind Valhalla (st)
  15. Rainbow - Stargazer
  16. Focus - Sylvia
  17. Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships
  18. Robert Plant - Big Log
  19. Uriah Heep - Too Scared to Run (live)

Notes

Session by Jethro Tull, recorded in Monte Carlo while they were recording the Minstrel in the Gallery album.

I dated my cassette.

I apparently recorded a couple of tracks from other Friday Rock Shows over the beginning of this show but the track listing is probably complete anyway.


26 Nov 1988

This show listing is not complete. It's missing the last track.

  1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Day Tripper
  2. Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
  3. Nils Lofgren - I Came to Dance (live)
  4. Pat Benatar - Hit Me with Your Best Shot
  5. Gary Moore - Empty Rooms
  6. Emerson, Lake and Palmer - From the Beginning
  7. David Bowie - Station to Station
  8. April Wine - Sign of the Gypsy Queen
  9. Aerosmith - Dream On
  10. Faces - Stay with Me
  11. The Cars - Drive
  12. Scorched Earth - Tomorrow Never Comes
  13. Montrose - Space Station No. 5
  14. Deep Purple - Burn (live)
  15. Deep Purple - Might Just Take Your Life (live)
  16. Deep Purple - Mistreated (live)
  17. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water (live)
  18. Edgar Broughton Band - Homes Fit for Heroes
  19. Janis Joplin - Cry Baby
  20. [gap]

Notes

Deep Purple live at the California Jam in Ontario, CA on 4 Jun 1974.

Before the Edgar Broughton Band Tommy mentions that Alan 'Fluff' Freeman will be returning to the BBC to host this show 'in the new year'. It became The Saturday Rock Show instead.


3 Dec 1988

This show listing is complete.

  1. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (live)
  2. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (live)
  3. Rose Tattoo - Nice Boys
  4. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood
  5. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
  6. Cinderella - Push Push
  7. Barclay James Harvest - Child of the Universe
  8. Cream - Cat's Squirrel (st)
  9. Cream - Traintime (st)
  10. Cream - Lawdy Mama (st)
  11. Cream - I'm So Glad (st)
  12. Kiss - Love Gun
  13. Hawkwind - Spirit of the Age
  14. Yes - Yours is No Disgrace
  15. Scorpions - Another Piece of Meat
  16. Cream - Strange Brew (st)
  17. Cream - Tales of Brave Ulysses (st)
  18. Cream - We're Going Wrong (st)
  19. Cream - Steppin' Out (st)
  20. Cream - SWLABR (st)
  21. Cream - Politician (st)
  22. Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  23. AC/DC - TNT
  24. Roy Buchanan - Sweet Dreams

Notes

Three sessions by Cream:

The first (tracks 8-11) was recorded on 9 Dec 1966 and first broadcast on Rhythm & Blues on the BBC World Service on 9 Jan 1967.

The second (tracks 16 to 18) was recorded on 30 May 1967 and first broadcast on Saturday Club on the BBC Light Programme on 3 Jun 1967.

The third (tracks 19-21) was recorded on 9 Jan 1968 and first broadcast on Top Gear on 14 Jan 1968.


17 Dec 1988

This show listing is complete.

  1. Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild
  2. HSAS - A Whiter Shade of Pale
  3. The Tubes - Love is a Mystery
  4. Wishbone Ash - Throw Down the Sword
  5. Van Halen - Hot for Teacher
  6. Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hanging On
  7. Bon Jovi - Shot Through the Heart
  8. Brownsville Station - Martian Boogie
  9. Hawkwind - Levitation
  10. Y & T - Summertime Girls
  11. Neil Young - Cortez the Killer (live)
  12. Def Leppard - Photograph
  13. The Doobie Brothers - Without You
  14. Peter Gabriel - Across the River
  15. The Rolling Stones - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love (st)
  16. The Rolling Stones - The Last Time (st)
  17. The Rolling Stones - Down the Road Apiece (st)
  18. The Rolling Stones - Mercy Mercy (st)
  19. The Rolling Stones - Cry to Me (st)
  20. The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction (st)
  21. The Rolling Stones - Fanny Mae (st)
  22. The Rolling Stones - The Spider and the Fly (st)
  23. The Rolling Stones - Baby, We Got a Good Thing Going (st)
  24. The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women (st)
  25. Little River Band - It's a Long Way There
  26. Climax Blues Band - Amerita
  27. Brand X - Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria (excerpt)

Notes

Sessions by the Rolling Stones (details here):

Tracks 15-17 were recorded on 1 Mar 1965 and first broadcast on Top Gear on 6 Mar 1965.

Tracks 18-23 were recorded on 20 Aug 1965 and first broadcast on The Rolling Stones Special on 30 Aug 1965, except track 19, which was first broadcast on Saturday Club on 18 Sep 1965.

Track 24 was recorded on 3 Jul 1969.


24 Dec 1988

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

  1. [gap]
  2. Pink Floyd - Speak to Me (live)
  3. Pink Floyd - Breathe (live)
  4. Pink Floyd - On the Run (live)
  5. Pink Floyd - Time (live)
  6. Pink Floyd - Breathe (Reprise) (live)
  7. Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky (live)
  8. Pink Floyd - Money (live)
  9. Pink Floyd - Us and Them (live)
  10. Pink Floyd - Any Colour You Like (live)
  11. Pink Floyd - Brain Damage (live)
  12. Pink Floyd - Eclipse (live)
  13. Gregg Allman - Midnight Rider
  14. The Doors - Love Me Two Times
  15. Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
  16. Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
  17. David Bowie - Tonight
  18. The Cars - Moving in Stereo
  19. Free - All Right Now
  20. AC/DC - Evil Walks
  21. Asia - Here Comes the Feeling
  22. [gap]

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to Steve Reece.

Pink Floyd recorded live at Wembley on 16 Nov 1974. Recording starts at Brain Damage. Tracks are taken from the setlist.fm listing. There may or may not have been anything before this live set.


7 Jan 1989

This show listing is complete.

  1. Pantera - I am the Night
  2. Robin George - Heartline
  3. Vangelis - So Long Ago, So Clear
  4. Kings of the Sun - Black Leather
  5. Femme Fatale - Waiting for the Big One
  6. Kingdom Come - Hideaway
  7. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
  8. Def Leppard - Rock of Ages
  9. Joe Satriani - Dreaming #11
  10. Europe - Open Your Heart
  11. The Doobie Brothers & James Taylor - Takin' It to the Streets (live)
  12. Kiss - Detroit Rock City (live)
  13. Kiss - Cold Gin (live)
  14. Kiss - Strutter (live)
  15. Kiss - Fits Like a Glove (live)
  16. Kiss - Heaven's on Fire (live)
  17. Bon Jovi - Love for Sale
  18. Eloy - Metromania
  19. Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands to Yourself
  20. Magnum - When the World Comes Down
  21. Ozzy Osbourne - Miracle Man
  22. Golden Earring - Radar Love
  23. Survivor - Too Hot to Sleep

Notes

Kiss live at the Ipswich Gaumont in 1984.

This is the last Night Rocking. Tommy's special guest is Alan Freeman. The Saturday Rock Show will start the next weekend with Whitesnake live at the Reading Festival in 1980.

Tommy plays the Femme Fatale track at the wrong speed and corrects it once the singing kicks in.



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