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Toggy



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Rick's place on Planet rock Reply with quote

I love this, Rick does tell some rude jokes but they are not offensive. I notice his producer sits in the studio with him to keep him under control Laughing
Tune in adversity challenge is funny and although most of the things Rick brings in from his own collection are pretty bad it's still interesting to hear them.
A good alternative to radio 2 on Saturdays if you don't like Danny Baker.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Rick's Place on Planet Rock Reply with quote

I try to tune in when I can, but my mum wants Yorkshire Radio on DAB whenever Leeds United are playing - grrr!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since someone else around here bangs on ad nauseam about how good Planet Rock, and Rick Wakeman's show in particular, is, I thought I'd give it a listen after SOTS had finished this morning.

The good news is that it's not all "heavy metal" - a lot of classic rock tracks are played. Unfortunately Rick neglects to tell his audience, some of whom might just be younger than his 60 years, what they are.

I would have been especially interested to know why he played a strange version of The Nice's "America - 2nd Amendment", which sounded as though it had been remastered - the middle portion was much clearer but the beginning and end were awful - and why the child's spoken lines* at the end of it had been edited out.

He went on an extended rant about National Express rail services and public transport in general - I'm sure I've heard all that from him before, on Grumpy Old Men.

And of course the commercials... "We buy any car dot com" Evil or Very Mad

Finally, I had to smile (laughing was impossible) at the Wakeman Repertory Company's Lyric Theatre, where a little story containing titles of Meat Loaf songs was played out. I used to do the same, 45 years ago, in to our reel-to-reel tape recorder, using Beatles titles.

Better than Woss, though, surely? Well, No. Essential Listening? Never.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Unfortunately Rick neglects to tell his audience, some of whom might just be younger than his 60 years, what they are.

That is something that really does annoy me. And sadly it happens on SOT60s too. Once upon a time you were reminded what the three-in-a-row were after the last one had finished, not nowadays. I'm not sure when he stopped back announcing them, so don't know whether things changed when Phil Swern took over from Roger Bowman or before that. I don't remember ever hearing the pre 9:00am news instrumental track be back announced, except for when Johnnie Walker covered for Brian Matthew whilst he was on sick leave, so it can be done! Surely every track played should be fully identified when it's a show full of obscurities and other tracks that are rarely heard.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:56 am    Post subject: Rick's Place on Planet Rock Reply with quote

Wrong versions of tracks get on my wires too - I've already complained about Real Radio playing a butchered version of REM's 'Losing My Religion'!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wakwman is agrumpyold fool who has not got a clue,a sidekick who laughs at everying he says.Goodness knows when the show is recorded but its not on sat.To be honest all i do now is have cd's on before the sport
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