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1985

Here are playlists that detail what played during editions of Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show in 1985. 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
4 Jan
11 Jan
18 Jan
25 Jan
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incomplete
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1 Feb
8 Feb
15 Feb
22 Feb
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1 Mar
8 Mar
15 Mar
22 Mar
29 Mar
missing
complete
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April May June
5 Apr
12 Apr
19 Apr
26 Apr
missing
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3 May
10 May
17 May
24 May
31 May
missing
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missing
incomplete
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7 Jun
14 Jun
21 Jun
28 Jun
missing
incomplete
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July August September
5 Jul
12 Jul
19 Jul
26 Jul
complete
complete
complete
missing
2 Aug
9 Aug
16 Aug
23 Aug
30 Aug
missing
missing
complete
missing
incomplete
6 Sep
13 Sep
20 Sep
27 Sep
incomplete
incomplete
missing
incomplete
October November December
4 Oct
11 Oct
18 Oct
25 Oct
missing
missing
incomplete
complete
1 Nov
8 Nov
15 Nov
22 Nov
29 Nov
complete
incomplete
missing
incomplete
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6 Dec
13 Dec
20 Dec
27 Dec
incomplete
missing
incomplete
missing


18 Jan 1985

This show listing is not complete, as it's missing much of it in and amongst.

  1. Autograph - Turn Up the Radio
  2. Thin Lizzy - Holy War
  3. Wildfire - Summer Lightning (st)
  4. Lionheart - Die for Love
  5. Wildfire - Nothing Lasts Forever (st)
  6. Outlaws - Green Grass and High Tides
  7. Wildfire - Jerusalem (st)
  8. Triumph - Cool Down
  9. Rush - Jacob's Ladder
  10. Wildfire - The Key (st)

Notes

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


25 Jan 1985

This show listing is complete.

  1. Molly Hatchet - Satisfied Man
  2. ZZ Top - I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
  3. Robin George - Hit List (st)
  4. Earthshaker - Radio Magic
  5. The Gunslingers - Never a Dull Moment
  6. Tokyo Blade - Night of the Blade (st)
  7. Terraplane - I Can't Live Without Your Love (12" version)
  8. Jeff Beck - The Pump
  9. Robin George - Shoot On Sight (st)
  10. Steve Marriott - What Ya Gonna Do 'bout It? (live)
  11. Tokyo Blade - Breakout (st)
  12. Samurai - Rock Steady
  13. Rush - The Spirit of Radio
  14. Jefferson Starship - Jane
  15. Deep Purple - Knockin' at Your Back Door
  16. Robin George - Dangerous Music (st)
  17. Helix - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'
  18. Tokyo Blade - Lovestruck (st)
  19. Uli Jon Roth & Electric Sun - The Night the Master Comes
  20. Starz - Pull the Plug
  21. Teaze - Heartless World
  22. Robin George - No News is Good News (st)
  23. Giuffria - Don't Tear Me Down
  24. Seducer - No No
  25. Tokyo Blade - Someone to Love (st)
  26. Whitesnake - Love Ain't No Stranger

Notes

Sessions by Tokyo Blade (repeat) and Robin George (first airing).

The Tokyo Blade session was broadcast 'last September', which dates the show to early 1985. The Friday Rock Show Wiki lists the latter as 25 Jan 1985.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 14-16): Simon Trott (?) of Kings Heath.

The Friday Rock Show Wiki was able to complete this track listing.


8 Feb 1985

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

  1. [gap]
  2. Mahogany Rush - Dragonfly
  3. Underground Zero - Between Worlds
  4. Terraplane - Gimme the Money (st)
  5. Terraplane - Let the Wheels Go Round (st)
  6. Samurai - Gonna Rock Tonight
  7. Chrome Molly - Too Far Gone
  8. AC/DC - Ride On
  9. Gillan - Fighting Man
  10. Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown
  11. Railway - Out to Kill
  12. Triumph - Stranger in a Strange Land
  13. Chrome Molly - Lose Again (st)
  14. Slade - Slam the Hammer Down
  15. Terraplane - Beginning of the End (st)
  16. Terraplane - If You Could See Yourself (st)
  17. Madam X - High in High School
  18. Chrome Molly - Lonely
  19. Kick Axe - Stay on Top

Notes

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

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 7-9).


22 Feb 1985

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

  1. Keel - Back to the City
  2. Kiss - Dance All Over Your Face
  3. Utopia - More Light
  4. Sergeant - Upside Down
  5. Snowblind - Hold On (st)
  6. Stone Fury - Life is Too Lonely
  7. [gap]
  8. The Michael Schenker Group - I'm Gonna Make You Mine
  9. Robin George - Showdown
  10. Warrior - Fighting for the Earth
  11. [gap]
  12. Witchfynde - The Lord of Sin
  13. TNT - Seven Seas
  14. Snowblind - Losing My Place (st)
  15. Slade - Hey Ho Wish You Well
  16. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man
  17. White Sister - Love Don't Make It Right
  18. Snowblind - Walk the Line (st)
  19. Madam X - High in High School
  20. Judas Priest - Burnin' Up

Notes

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


8 Mar 1985

This show listing is believed to be complete.

  1. Evil - Message of Evil
  2. King Kobra - Ready to Strike
  3. Whitesnake - Till the Day I Die
  4. Scorched Earth - Where Do We Go from Here (st)
  5. Coney Hatch - This Ain't Love
  6. Raven - When the Going Gets Tough
  7. Damascus - Something on My Mind
  8. Uli Jon Roth & Electric Sun - Neptunian Love (st)
  9. Dio - Evil Eyes
  10. Scorched Earth - Tomorrow Never Comes (st)
  11. Q5 - Missing in Action
  12. TNT - Tor with the Hammer
  13. Gary Moore - Empty Rooms
  14. Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood & Michael Shrieve - Crossing the Line
  15. Sammy Hagar - Young Girl Blues
  16. Uli Jon Roth & Electric Sun - Starlight (st)
  17. Terraplane - I Survive
  18. Jefferson Starship - No Way Out
  19. REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling
  20. Scorched Earth - Shangri-La (st)
  21. Warrior - Fighting for the Earth
  22. John Paul Jones - Crackback

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to Iain Kennedy.

Repeat session by Scorched Earth, recorded in June 1983.

Session by Uli Jon Roth & Electric Sun, who Tommy mentions were on stage at the time at the Hammersmith Odeon with Robin George in support.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 14-16) by Steve Marlowe from Scunthorpe.

Tommy apologises for not giving out the winners of the Jim Morrison video competition the previous week.

Date is confirmed by the news after the show, which reports on the Beirut car bombing that killed 60; the rescue of Lt. Cmdr. Clive Waghorn from a crevasse in Antarctica; and Peter Hogg being convicted of manslaughter for killing his wife.


19 Apr 1985

This show listing is complete.

  1. Little Richard - Lucille
  2. Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothings
  3. Jerry Lee Lewis - What'd I Say
  4. Chuck Berry - Let It Rock
  5. Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly
  6. Wanda Jackson - Mean Mean Man
  7. Everly Brothers - Love Hurts
  8. Eddie Cochran - Something Else
  9. Chuck Berry - Nadine
  10. Everly Brothers - Man with Money
  11. The Beatles - Boys
  12. The Big Three - Don't Start Running Away
  13. The Beatles - Money
  14. The Rolling Stones - I Wanna Be Your Man
  15. The Yardbirds - Too Much Monkey Business (live)
  16. The Birds - How Can It Be
  17. Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll
  18. The Who - See Me Feel Me / Listening to You (live)
  19. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze (live)
  20. MC5 - Ramblin' Rose (live)
  21. Deep Purple - Speed King
  22. AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie (live)
  23. Jeff Beck - Rock My Plimsoul
  24. AC/DC - Problem Child (live)
  25. MC5 - Back in the USA
  26. Dave Edmunds - Promised Land
  27. Status Quo - Mystery Song
  28. Thin Lizzy - Are You Ready (live)
  29. Judas Priest - Breaking the Law
  30. The Damned - New Rose
  31. Pat Benatar - Promises in the Dark
  32. Rock Goddess - Heartache
  33. Girlschool - Don't Call It Love
  34. Lords of the New Church - Lil' Boys Play with Dolls
  35. Wendy O. Williams & Lemmy - Stand by Your Man
  36. Motörhead - Masterplan

Notes

Guest host: Lemmy from Motörhead.

I only had three tracks from this show. Thanks to the Friday Rock Show Wiki for providing the rest.


24 May 1985

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

  1. Bryan Adams - Remember (live)
  2. Bryan Adams - The Only One (live)
  3. Bryan Adams - It's Only Love (live)
  4. Bryan Adams - Kids Wanna Rock (live)
  5. Bryan Adams - Long Gone (live)
  6. Bryan Adams - Cuts Like a Knife (live)
  7. Bryan Adams - Lonely Nights (live)
  8. Bryan Adams - Tonight (live)
  9. Bryan Adams - This Time (live)
  10. Bryan Adams - The Best Was Yet to Come (live)
  11. Bryan Adams - Heaven (live)
  12. Bryan Adams - Run to You (live)
  13. Bryan Adams - Somebody (live)
  14. Bryan Adams - Straight from the Heart (live)
  15. Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 (live)
  16. Q5 - Steel the Light
  17. Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Military Man
  18. Aldo Nova - Hold Back the Night
  19. Scorpions - Make It Real
  20. Mötley Crüe - Red Hot
  21. [gap]

Notes

I only have the last Bryan Adams track, which is from a Hammersmith Odeon concert 'only a few weeks ago'. The track listing comes from the repeat broadcast on 30 Aug 1985, which dates the concert as 20 Apr 1985. It's possible that there are tracks before the live set, but that's doubtful.

The Friday Rock Show Wiki lists this concert as being broadcast on 24 May 1985. Tommy's comment that he saw Gary Moore & Phil Lynott on Top of the Pops the previous night (the Thin Lizzy Guide lists 23 May 1985 for that) backs that up.


31 May 1985

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

  1. Bon Jovi - In and Out of Love
  2. UFO - Love to Love (live)
  3. Blind Fury - Contact Rock 'n' Roll (st)
  4. Fiona - Talk to Me
  5. McCoy - Freemind
  6. Lionheart - Wait for the Night (st)
  7. Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' with Disaster
  8. Blind Fury - Hard Times (st)
  9. WASP - LOVE Machine
  10. Lionheart - Hot Tonight (st)
  11. Mama's Boys - Needle in the Groove
  12. Ozzy Osbourne - Forever
  13. Ted Nugent - Wang Dang Sweet Poontang (live)
  14. Motörhead - Iron Horse (Born to Lose) (live)
  15. Iron Maiden - Transylvania
  16. Lionheart - Towers of Silver (st)
  17. Blind Fury - Feel Just the Same (st)
  18. Gravedigger - School's Out
  19. Rogue Male - On the Line
  20. IQ - Outer Limits
  21. [gap]

Notes

Lionheart and Blind Fury (first) sessions.

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Neil 'No Hippy' Davis from Neath.

Mention of the upcoming Knebworth Festival on 22 Jun with Mama's Boys and Deep Purple. This dates the show to late in the first half of 1985. Tommy gives a birthday request a month early, which should have been 21 Jun 1985. There's also mention of Francis Rossi's birthday, which is 29 May. This is presumably therefore Fri 24 or 31 May. The Friday Rock Show Wiki lists the Bryan Adams concert as 24 May, so this must be 31 May.


14 Jun 1985

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

  1. Ratt - Lay It Down
  2. [unknown track]
  3. Lyin' Rampant - Time Again (st)
  4. Pet Hate - Cry of the Wild (st)
  5. Marillion - Blind Curve
  6. Trash - Rock Me Rock You
  7. Pet Hate - Love Me Madly (st)
  8. [gap]

Notes

Sessions: Lyin' Rampant and Pet Hate (repeat).

The Marillion track is new, dating this show to mid-1985 (Misplaced Childhood was released on 17 Jun 1985. However the Friday Rock Show Wiki dates the Pet Hate session to 14 Jun 1985.


5 Jul 1985

This show listing is complete.

  1. Mötley Crüe - Keep Your Eye on the Money
  2. Hawkwind - Master of the Universe (live)
  3. M-80 - Get Outa My Face
  4. Viper - Cold as Stone
  5. Wishbone Ash - Love is Blue (st)
  6. Robin Trower - Beyond the Mist
  7. Razor - Take This Torch
  8. Heavy Pettin' - Sole Survivor
  9. Grand Funk - El Salvador
  10. Silver Mountain - Shakin' Brains
  11. Wishbone Ash - People in Motion (st)
  12. AC/DC - Shake Your Foundations
  13. Warlock - Hellbound
  14. Trash - Rock Me Rock You
  15. Molly Hatchet - Fall of the Peacemakers
  16. Judas Priest - Electric Eye
  17. Demon - Don't Break the Circle
  18. Wishbone Ash - Long Live the Night (st)
  19. Tygers of Pan Tang - Desert of No Love
  20. The Blood - Incubus
  21. Marino the Band - Give Your Love to Me
  22. Wishbone Ash - Cell of Fame (st)
  23. Ratt - You're in Love

Notes

Not my recording. Thanks to Iain Kennedy.

New session by Wishbone Ash.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 15-17) from Piet Corbijn.

Tommy mentions that Hawkwind will be doing a session for the show soon.

Date confirmed by Tommy at the end of the show, by wishing Alan Freeman a happy birthday for 45 seconds time; he was born on 6 Jun.


12 Jul 1985

This show listing is complete.

  1. Sabu - New Girl in Town
  2. Bulldozer - Cut Throat
  3. AC/DC - Playing with Girls
  4. AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill
  5. Gary Moore - Empty Rooms
  6. Gunslingers - Monster (st)
  7. Dark Wizard - Big Typhoon
  8. Chateaux - Highly Strung
  9. Alice Cooper - Muscle of Love
  10. Thrasher - Burning at the Speed of Light
  11. Gunslingers - There Must Be Something We Ain't Tried (st)
  12. ZZ Top - If I Could Only Flag Her Down
  13. Chrome Molly - Take It or Leave It
  14. Nils Lofgren - Flip Ya Flip
  15. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Israel
  16. Metallica - Fade to Black
  17. Peter Gabriel - Family Snapshot
  18. U2 - Tomorrow
  19. Tyrant - We Stay Free
  20. Gunslingers - Lies All Lies (st)
  21. Deep Purple - Nobody's Home
  22. George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Willie and the Hand Jive
  23. Stevie Lange - Remember My Name
  24. Whitesnake - Crying in the Rain
  25. Gunslingers - She Got Me Covered (st)

Notes

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

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 15-18) by John F. Magarr from Durham.


19 Jul 1985

This show listing is complete.

  1. Status Quo - Break the Rules
  2. Warlock - Down and Out
  3. Tara Zara - Hold Me Tonight (st)
  4. Demon - Wonderland
  5. Y&T - Go for the Throat (live)
  6. Legs Diamond - Out on Bail
  7. Yes - Going for the One
  8. Phenomena - Dance with the Devil
  9. Blitzkrieg - Ragnarok / Inferno
  10. Silver Mountain - Call of the Lords
  11. Tara Zara - Behind the Mask (st)
  12. Angel Witch - Goodbye
  13. Steve Miller Band - Going to the Country
  14. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Hot Burrito #2
  15. Little Feat - Cold Cold Cold / Tripe Faced Boogie
  16. Tara Zara - The Time is Right (st)
  17. Mötley Crüe - Home Sweet Home
  18. Marillion - Blind Curve
  19. Rage - Cry from a Hill
  20. Ratt - Give It All
  21. AC/DC - Send for the Man
  22. Lee Aaron - Barely Holding On
  23. Tara Zara - Wake Up! (st)

Notes

Session: Tara Zara (first broadcast, repeated on 1 Nov 1985).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-15).

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


16 Aug 1985

This show listing is complete.

  1. Mötley Crüe - Smokin' in the Boys' Room
  2. Alkatrazz - Mercy
  3. Venom - Black Metal (st)
  4. Pendragon - The Pleasure of Hope
  5. Tobruk - On the Rebound
  6. Wizard - Open Season
  7. Venom - Nightmare (st)
  8. Battalion of Saints - My Mind's Diseased
  9. Saxon - Back on the Streets
  10. Sabu - Tuff Stuff
  11. The Scorpions - Holiday
  12. UFO - Terri
  13. Thin Lizzy - Still in Love with You (live)
  14. Venom - Too Loud for the Crowd (st)
  15. Rhett Forrester - Cranky Boy
  16. Terraplane - I Can't Live without Your Love
  17. Savatage - Warriors
  18. Venom - Bloodlust (st)
  19. Ruffians - Wasteland
  20. Magnum - Kingdom of Madness
  21. Ratt - Lay It Down
  22. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
  23. Bon Jovi - Roulette
  24. Marillion - Lavender
  25. ZZ Top - La Grange

Notes

Date confirmed. This was the day before the 1985 Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington, so the show concluded with a sweep (tracks 20-25) of each artist playing.

Session: Venom (first broadcast, repeated on 1 Nov 1985).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 11-13) selected by Terri Ransom of Leicester.


30 Aug 1985

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

  1. Bryan Adams - Remember (live)
  2. Bryan Adams - The Only One (live)
  3. Bryan Adams - It's Only Love (live)
  4. Bryan Adams - Kids Wanna Rock (live)
  5. Bryan Adams - Long Gone (live)
  6. Bryan Adams - Cuts Like a Knife (live)
  7. Bryan Adams - Lonely Nights (live)
  8. Bryan Adams - Tonight (live)
  9. Bryan Adams - This Time (live)
  10. Bryan Adams - The Best Was Yet to Come (live)
  11. Bryan Adams - Heaven (live)
  12. Bryan Adams - Run to You (live)
  13. Bryan Adams - Somebody (live)
  14. Bryan Adams - Straight from the Heart (live)
  15. Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 (live)
  16. Gary Moore - Run for Cover
  17. Helix - Deep Cuts the Knife
  18. Onslaught - Death Metal
  19. Rio - I Don't Wanna Be the Fool
  20. Dio - Like the Beat of a Heart
  21. Robin George - Don't Turn Away
  22. Loverboy - Friday Night
  23. [gap]

Notes

Concert by Bryan Adams, recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on 20 Apr 1985. This is a repeat broadcast; it first aired on 24 May 1985.

Date confirmed by birthdays. A lady writes in to erroneously wish Joe Elliott a happy birthday for 31 Aug (he was actually born on 1 Aug). Tommy adds a happy birthday to John Peel (born on 30 Aug).

The intro mentions additional tracks by Malice, Ruffians and Tormé. After the Helix track, Tommy also states that he'll end the show with another track from Gary Moore's new album.


6 Sep 1985

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

  1. Savatage - Hard for Love
  2. Saga - Framed
  3. Nick Mason & Rick Fenn - And the Address
  4. Bad Company - Seagull
  5. The Firm - Make or Break
  6. Tygers of Pan Tang - Waiting (st)
  7. Mötley Crüe - Smokin' in the Boys Room
  8. Deep Purple - Strange Kind of Woman
  9. Cheap Trick - Standing on the Edge
  10. Loverboy - Lovin' Every Minute of It
  11. Tygers of Pan Tang - Desert of No Love (st)
  12. Groundhogs - Cherry Red
  13. Montrose - Rock the Nation
  14. Curved Air - Hide and Seek
  15. Family - The Weaver's Answer
  16. Tygers of Pan Tang - Women in Cages (st)
  17. Gary Moore - Military Man
  18. Dio - Shoot Shoot
  19. Khan - Driving to Amsterdam
  20. Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom
  21. Tygers of Pan Tang - The Wreck-Age (st)
  22. The Cars - Good Times Roll
  23. Bucks Fizz - Magical
  24. Spellbound - Burnin' Love
  25. Jeff Beck - You Know What I Mean

Notes

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

Guest host: Pete Drummond.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 12-15).


13 Sep 1985?

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

  1. [gap]
  2. Joe Walsh - Good Man Down
  3. Lee Aaron - Evil Game
  4. Pretty Maids - Red Hot and Heavy
  5. Lyin' Rampant - Kill 'em All (st)
  6. Randy California - Shane
  7. The Scorpions - Blackout
  8. Lonnie Mack - Hound Dog Man
  9. Lyin' Rampant - Crazee (st)
  10. [gap]

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 an edited 13 Sep 1985 show (based on Lyin' Rampant session tracks and no Pet Hate session tracks), 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.


27 Sep 1985

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

  1. Iron Maiden - Running Free (live)
  2. Kiss - Trial By Fire
  3. Piledriver - Metal Inquisition
  4. Far Corporation - Stairway to Heaven
  5. Rogue Male - Dressed Incognito (st)
  6. Loverboy - Lovin' Every Minute of It
  7. Tormé - Star
  8. Hawkwind - D-Rider
  9. Rogue Male - Rough Tough (Pretty Too) (st)
  10. Saxon - Broken Heroes
  11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Miss Lover
  12. Cream - Strange Brew
  13. Steve Hillage - Light in the Sky
  14. Genesis - Get 'em Out by Friday
  15. The Stranglers - Hanging Around
  16. Rogue Male - On the Line (st)
  17. Madison - Lay Down Your Arms
  18. Venom - Nightmare
  19. [gap]

Date confirmed. Comments after Lie Back and Enjoy It mention that 'Jimi Hendrix died fifteen years ago last Wednesday.' This dates the show to 27 Sep 1985.

Session - Rogue Male (first broadcast).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 11-15) selected by Pete Liddane.

Intro also mentions that there will be tracks by Whitesnake, Saga, Rio and Dio.


18 Oct 1985

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

  1. Dio - Hungry for Heaven
  2. Vandenberg - Pedal to the Metal
  3. Streets on Fire - Breakin' Out (st)
  4. Mark Edwards - Code of Honor
  5. UFO - This Time
  6. AC/DC - For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
  7. Streets on Fire - Take You Home (st)
  8. W.A.S.P. - Blind in Texas (12" version)
  9. Iron Maiden - Children of the Damned (live)
  10. Joe Lynn Turner - Rescue You
  11. Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner (live)
  12. Stratus - Run for Your Life
  13. Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera (live)
  14. Streets on Fire - Blown Away (st)
  15. Rush - Middletown Dreams
  16. Rush - The Big Money
  17. Alaska - Show Some Emotion
  18. Streets on Fire - Home Tonight (st)

Notes

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

Session by Streets on Fire.

Interview with Steve Harris of Iron Maiden.



25 Oct 1985

This show listing is complete.

  1. Motörhead - Ace of Spades
  2. Bryan Adams & Tina Turner - It's Only Love
  3. Rush - Grand Designs
  4. Kiss - Tears are Falling
  5. Iron Angel - Sinner
  6. Dio - Hungry for Heaven
  7. Hawkwind - Song of the Swords
  8. Hell's Belles - Barricades
  9. Saxon - Back on the Streets (live)
  10. Saxon - Dallas 1pm (live)
  11. Saxon - The Devil Rides Out (live)
  12. Saxon - The Power and the Glory (live)
  13. Saxon - And the Bands Played On (live)
  14. Saxon - Crusader (live)
  15. Saxon - Princess of the Night (live)
  16. Saxon - Wheels of Steel (live)
  17. Saxon - Rocking Again (live)
  18. Saxon - Strong Arm of the Law (live)
  19. Saxon - 747 (Strangers in the Night) (live)
  20. ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag
  21. Terraplane - Talking to Myself
  22. Marillion - Kayleigh

Notes

Date confirmed. News after the show includes the death of Gary Holton. This dates the show to 25 Oct 1985.

Live concert recording: Saxon at the Hammersmith Odeon on 18 Sep 1985.


1 Nov 1985

This show listing is complete.

  1. Warlock - All Night
  2. Venom - Nightmare (st)
  3. Starship - We Built This City
  4. Far Corporation - Stairway to Heaven
  5. Tara Zara - Behind the Mask (st)
  6. Mercyful Fate - A Dangerous Meeting
  7. Rush - Marathon
  8. Joe Lynn Turner - Get It Up
  9. Venom - Black Metal (st)
  10. Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera
  11. Cheap Trick - How About You?
  12. Tara Zara - Wake Up (st)
  13. Jerry Laffy's Matrix - Search and Destroy
  14. Mad Max - Love Chains
  15. Venom - Bloodlust (st)
  16. Dio - Holy Diver
  17. ZZ Top - Planet of Women
  18. Steely Dan - Haitian Divorce
  19. Paul Kossoff - Molten Gold
  20. Led Zeppelin - Your Time is Gonna Come
  21. Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
  22. Hughes/Thrall - First Step of Love
  23. Venom - Too Loud for the Crowd (st)
  24. Tara Zara - Hold Me Tonight (st)

Notes

Date confirmed. The 25 Oct 1985 show identifies that next week's sessions will be by Venom and Tara Zara.

Session: Venom (repeat broadcast, first aired on 16 Aug 1985).

Session: Tara Zara (repeat broadcast, first aired on 19 Jul 1985 with an extra track).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 19-22) selected by Paul Hays of Preston.


8 Nov 1985

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

  1. WASP - Wild Child
  2. John Parr - Treat Me Like an Animal
  3. Tormé - Wild West (st)
  4. Motörhead - Back at the Funny Farm
  5. Mike and the Mechanics - Hanging By a Thread
  6. The Tygers of Pan Tang - The Wreck-Age (st)
  7. Mournblade - Titanium Hero
  8. Hawkwind - Sleep of a Thousand Tears
  9. Tormé - My Baby Loves a Vampire (st)
  10. Phil Lynott - 19
  11. The Tygers of Pan Tang - Women in Cages (st)
  12. Keen Hue - The Doctor's Crying
  13. Y&T - Rescue Me
  14. Def Leppard - Too Late for Love
  15. IQ - The Wake
  16. Rainbow - Gates of Babylon
  17. Tormé - Teenage Kicks (st)
  18. Headpins - Death of Me
  19. Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
  20. [gap]

Notes

Date confirmed. The 1 Nov 1985 show mentions that next week's sessions will be by Tormé and the Tygers of Pan Tang.

Session: Tormé (first broadcast).

Session: The Tygers of Pan Tang (repeat broadcast).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-16) selected by Alex Vines from Leicester.

Intro also mentions that there will be tracks by UFO and Kiss.


22 Nov 1985?

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

  1. Y&T - In the Name of Rock
  2. Van Halen - You Really Got Me
  3. Marillion - Heart of Lothian
  4. Mike and the Mechanics - Silent Running
  5. Chrome Molly - Too Far Gone
  6. ZZ Top - Woke Up With Wood
  7. Hawkwind - Assault of the Hawk (st)
  8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile (live)
  9. Cheap Trick - Rock All Night
  10. Antix - Caroline
  11. Joe Lynn Turner - On the Run
  12. Hawkwind - They've Got Your Number (st)
  13. Iron Maiden - Rainbow's Gold
  14. The Scorpions - Polar Nights (live)
  15. Whitesnake - Gambler
  16. Thin Lizzy - The Sun Goes Down
  17. Hard Knox - Young and Proud
  18. [unknown artist] - Wild in the Night
  19. [gap]

Notes

Session: Hawkwind (a repeat airing).

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Chris Kirby of Thornaby.

Comments date the show to at least mid Nov 1985 and is likely to be 22 Nov 1985. This is backed up by the Friday Rock Show Wiki, which lists this date for the Hawkwind session.

Artists mentioned at the beginning of the show but not identified include Status Quo and Starship.

The Wild in the Night track is not by Shameless, Shok Haus or Lethal Saint.


6 Dec 1985

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

  1. Aerosmith - Let the Music Do the Talking
  2. Headpins - Still the One
  3. Marillion - Heart of Lothian
  4. Black Rose - Nightmare
  5. Blue Oyster Cult - White Flags
  6. Damacles - Jealous Eyes (st)
  7. Cities - Innocent Victim
  8. Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills (live)
  9. Magnum - Just Like an Arrow
  10. Smashed Gladys - Hard to Swallow
  11. Damacles - White Hot (st)
  12. Blitzkrieg - Ready for Action
  13. Night Ranger - Face It
  14. Rush - Different Strings
  15. Gary Moore - Shapes of Things (live)
  16. Ozzy Osbourne - Waiting for Darkness
  17. Becket - Rainbow's Gold
  18. Damacles - Out of Luck (st)
  19. Y&T - Anytime at All
  20. [gap]

Notes

Session: Damacles (first airing)

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Andy Mitchell of Canterbury.

Notes about the Becket track suggest that it was aired in response to playing the Iron Maiden cover version a couple of weeks earlier. That show is likely to be 22 Nov 1985, so that would date this show to 6 Dec 1985. That's backed up by the Friday Rock Show Wiki which lists that date for the Damacles session.


20 Dec 1985

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

  1. The Godz - I'll Get You Rockin'
  2. Magnum - Just Like an Arrow
  3. Vicious Rumors - Ride (Into the Sun)
  4. The Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy
  5. Rogue Male - Rough Tough (Pretty Too) (st)
  6. Holland - High Life
  7. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American Girl (Live)
  8. Triumph - Allied Forces (Live)
  9. Far Corporation - Johnny Don't Go the Distance
  10. Asia - Go
  11. Rogue Male - Dressed Incognito (st)
  12. The Vigilants - Run for Cover
  13. Kiss - Dance All Over Your Face
  14. AC/DC - Cold Hearted Man
  15. Gary Moore - The Law of the Jungle
  16. Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
  17. Aerosmith - My Fist Your Face
  18. Rogue Male - On the Line (st)

Notes

Session by Rogue Male (repeat from 27 Sep 1985).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-16): George Denson from Rhyl.

This is before Christmas 1985 but after 8 Dec. The Friday Rock Show Wiki lists the Rogue Male session as 20 Dec 1985.



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