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1986

Here are playlists that detail what played during editions of Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show in 1986. 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
3 Jan
10 Jan
17 Jan
24 Jan
31 Jan
complete
complete
incomplete
complete
complete
7 Feb
14 Feb
21 Feb
28 Feb
missing
complete
complete
complete
7 Mar
14 Mar
21 Mar
28 Mar
complete
missing
complete
complete
April May June
4 Apr
11 Apr
18 Apr
25 Apr
missing
missing
complete
complete
2 May
9 May
16 May
23 May
30 May
complete
complete
complete
incomplete
incomplete
6 Jun
13 Jun
20 Jun
27 Jun
complete
incomplete
complete
incomplete
July August September
4 Jul
11 Jul
18 Jul
25 Jul
complete
incomplete
complete
complete
1 Aug
8 Aug
15 Aug
22 Aug
29 Aug
complete
complete
complete
incomplete
missing
5 Sep
12 Sep
19 Sep
26 Sep
complete
complete
complete
complete
October November December
3 Oct
10 Oct
17 Oct
24 Oct
31 Oct
complete
complete
complete
complete
complete
7 Nov
14 Nov
21 Nov
28 Nov
complete
complete
complete
wip
5 Dec
12 Dec
19 Dec
25 Dec
complete
complete
incomplete
complete


3 Jan 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. AC/DC - Shake Your Foundations
  2. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
  3. Kooga - She Walks in Beauty (st)
  4. Jeff Beck - People Get Ready
  5. Thin Lizzy - Thunder and Lightning (live)
  6. Kooga - Across the Water (st)
  7. Y+T - Hungry for Rock (live)
  8. Y+T - Black Tiger (live)
  9. Y+T - I Believe in You (live)
  10. Y+T - Open Fire (live)
  11. Y+T - Forever (live)
  12. Y+T - Rescue Me (live)
  13. Kooga - Lay Down Your Love (st)
  14. Twisted Sister - Leader of the Pack
  15. Journey - Lights / Stay Awhile (live)
  16. Demon - Nowhere to Run
  17. Budgie - Time to Remember
  18. Accept - Winter Dreams
  19. Fates Warning - Pirates of the Underground
  20. Blue Öyster Cult - Dancing in the Ruins
  21. Kooga - Gabrielle (st)

Notes

Live concert from the archives: Y+T from the Reading Festival, 1982.

Session: Kooga.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 15-18): Stuart Pontin of Wakefield.

Comments about Phil Lynott who is still in intensive care at the time of this show date the show to either 27 Dec 1985 or 3 Jan 1986 (he was hospitalised on 25 Dec 1985 and died on 4 Jan 1986). Comments before Lie Back and Enjoy It suggest that we're soon after Christmas. Best guess: 3 Jan 1986.


10 Jan 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Thin Lizzy - Vagabond
  2. Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar
  3. Thin Lizzy - Eire
  4. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (live)
  5. Thin Lizzy - Still in Love with You (live)
  6. Thin Lizzy - [unknown track]
  7. Thin Lizzy - The Cowboy Song
  8. Thin Lizzy - The Rocker
  9. Thin Lizzy - Boys are Back in Town
  10. Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Got Me in Its Spotlight)
  11. Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
  12. Thin Lizzy - Are You Ready (live)
  13. Thin Lizzy - Thunder and Lightning
  14. Thin Lizzy - Cold Sweat
  15. Thin Lizzy - The Sun Goes Down
  16. Thin Lizzy - Emerald
  17. Thin Lizzy - King's Call

Notes

Special show dedicated to the memory of Phil Lynott, who died on 4 Jan 1986. It featured interview footage and Thin Lizzy songs.

Date is confirmed because it was the first Friday after Phil Lynott's death and it's mentioned in the following show.


17 Jan 1986

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

  1. AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill
  2. Terraplane - Don't Walk Away
  3. Zero 9 - Never Stop Running
  4. Black Rose - Go for the Throat (st)
  5. Streets on Fire - Blown Away (st)
  6. Rush - Passage to Bangkok
  7. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the Dark
  8. Fastway - The World Waits for You
  9. Streets on Fire - Breakin' Out (st)
  10. Armored Saint - Nervous Man
  11. Black Rose - (Get Off Your) High Horse (st)
  12. Michael Schenker Group - Into the Arena
  13. Unknown - Unknown
  14. [gap]
  15. Judas Priest - Breaking the Law
  16. Molly Hatchet - Gator Country (live)
  17. Status Quo - Big Fat Mama (live)
  18. Black Rose - Easy Loving You (st)
  19. Peter Frampton - Lying

Notes

Sessions: Black Rose (repeat), Streets on Fire (new).

News after the show covers the evacuation of Aden, partly on the Britannia, thus dating the show to 17 Jan 1986. Tommy also mentions that AC/DC are live on stage in London during the show; that would be their 17 Jan 1986 Wembley Arena show. This is one week after the Phil Lynott special, dating that show to 10 Jan 1986.

Tommy mentions that he'll be re-broadcasting archive material starting following week.

Intro also mentions that there will be tracks by Iron Maiden, UFO and Dio.

Tracks in italics are from Iain Kennedy's recording. The Unknown track sounds indie and ought to be titled Might as Well.


24 Jan 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the Dark
  2. Vow Wow - Hurricane
  3. Tormé - Teenage Kicks (st)
  4. Pallas - Throwing Stones at the Wind
  5. Honeymoon Suite - Bad Attitude
  6. Tormé - My Baby Loves a Vampire (st)
  7. Rose Tattoo - One of the Boys (live)
  8. Rose Tattoo - Manzil Madness (live)
  9. Rose Tattoo - Bad Boy for Love (live)
  10. Rose Tattoo - Assault and Battery (live)
  11. Rose Tattoo - The Butcher and Fast Eddie (live)
  12. Rose Tattoo - Rock 'n' Roll is King (live)
  13. Rose Tattoo - Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw (live)
  14. Rose Tattoo - Sun's Gonna Shine
  15. Armored Saint - Long Before I Die
  16. AC/DC - Shake Your Foundations
  17. Tormé - Wild West (st)
  18. Aerosmith - Dream On
  19. Aldo Nova - Hold Back the Night
  20. Legs Diamond - Walk Away
  21. Autograph - Deep End
  22. Twisted Sister - Leader of the Pack
  23. Chequered Past - Let Me Rock
  24. Warlock - You Hurt My Soul
  25. Tormé - Turn Out the Lights (st)

Notes

Live in concert from the archives: Rose Tattoo from the Reading Festival in 1981 (tracks 7-13; the following track 14 is a studio B-side).

Repeat session by Tormé.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 18 to 21): Geoffrey Gay of Telmley.

News after the show about Leon Brittan's resignation over the Westland Affair dates the show to 24 Jan 1986.


31 Jan 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Molly Hatchet - Boogie No More (live)
  2. Fastway - The World Waits for You
  3. Spider - Mind, Heart, Body and Soul (st)
  4. Jade - If You're Man Enough
  5. ZZ Top - Stages
  6. Kiss - King of the Night Time World
  7. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (st)
  8. Iron Maiden - Running Free (st)
  9. Spider - Gimme Gimme Gimme It All (st)
  10. Seducer - Don't Fall in Love Rock 'n' Roll
  11. Motley Crue - Smokin' in the Boys' Room
  12. Cherry Bombz - Hot Girls in Love
  13. Hawkwind - Jack of Shadows
  14. Metallica - Fade to Black
  15. ZZ Top - Blue Jean Blues
  16. Gillan - No Laughing in Heaven
  17. Spider - I'm Not the Only One (st)
  18. Peter Frampton - Moving a Mountain
  19. Iron Maiden - Transylvania (st)
  20. Iron Maiden - Sanctuary (st)
  21. Vow Wow - Shake Your Body
  22. Marillion - Charting the Single
  23. Spider - Need to Know About You (st)
  24. Rush - Countdown

Notes

Sessions: Spider and Iron Maiden (first broadcast back in Nov 1979).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13-16): Fleming Lord of Oswestry.

Rush is for the astronauts who died in the Challenger space shuttle disaster on 'Tuesday of this month'. The disaster was 28 Jan 1986, so presumably this show dates to 31 Jan 1986.


7 Feb 1986

I can't provide this show listing, but the BBC Genome lists this show as including a repeat of the session by Damacles that was first aired on 6 Dec 1985.


14 Feb 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Saxon - Denim and Leather
  2. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the Dark
  3. Artillery - Time Has Come
  4. Peter Frampton - Stop
  5. Statetrooper - Fire Through the Night (st)
  6. Status Quo - Backwater (live)
  7. Chastain - The Battle's Over
  8. Accept - Screaming for a Love Bite (live)
  9. Thin Lizzy - Still in Love with You (live)
  10. Led Zeppelin - All My Love
  11. Statetrooper - Into the Night (st)
  12. Marillion - Kayleigh
  13. Twisted Sister - Burn in Hell
  14. Rush - Passage to Bangkok
  15. Dio - Egypt (The Chains are On)
  16. AC/DC - Problem Child
  17. Statetrooper - She's Got the Look (st)
  18. Pallas - Dance Through the Fire
  19. Black Sabbath - Seventh Star
  20. Motley Crue - Smokin' in the Boys' Room
  21. Statetrooper - Too Late for Love (st)
  22. Fastway - Waiting for the Roar

Notes

Session: Statetrooper (new).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 13 to 17): Katherine Hyatt of Swansea.

Date confirmed: 14 Feb 1986. It's Valentine's Day. Tommy also references the first broadcast date of the Statetrooper session during its repeat broadcast on 2 May 1986.


21 Feb 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (live)
  2. ZZ Top - Stages
  3. So What? - Good Luck to You (st)
  4. Pallas - Just a Memory
  5. Samson - Vice Versa
  6. So What? - I Don't Know Why (st)
  7. Slade - Take Me Back 'ome (live)
  8. Slade - When I'm Dancin' I Ain't Fightin' (live)
  9. Slade - Something Else (live)
  10. Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now (live)
  11. Slade - Get Down and Get With It (live)
  12. Slade - Cum On Feel the Noize (live)
  13. Wendy O. Williams - Pedal to the Metal
  14. So What? - I've Got to Go (st)
  15. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
  16. Ozzy Osbourne - So Tired
  17. Boston - Rock 'n' Roll Band
  18. Venom - Black Metal
  19. AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie (live)
  20. Chariot - Meet My Match
  21. So What? - I'll Be Your Friend (st)
  22. Black Sabbath - Turn to Stone
  23. Queensrÿche - Queen of the Ryche
  24. Ratt - You're in Love

Notes

Repeat session by So What?

Live from the archives: Slade from the Reading Festival 1980.

Next Friday is the Tube's Heavy Metal Special. BFI dates this to 28 Feb 1986, thus this show is 21 Feb 1986.

The AC/DC live track is from Live from the Atlantic Studios.

Intro also mentions a track by Alice Cooper.


28 Feb 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Trojan - Tonight We Got It Made
  2. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
  3. Baby Tuckoo - Rock (Rock)
  4. Bon Jovi - Silent Night
  5. Elixir - Hold High the Flame (st)
  6. Ozzy Osbourne - Killer of Giants
  7. Pink Floyd - Vegetable Man (st)
  8. Pink Floyd - Pow R Toc H (st)
  9. Pink Floyd - Scream Thy Last Scream (st)
  10. Pink Floyd - Jugband Blues (st)
  11. Elixir - Pandora's Box (st)
  12. Vow Wow - You Know What I Mean
  13. Marillion - Script for a Jester's Tear
  14. Whitesnake - Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City (live)
  15. Far Corporation - Stairway to Heaven
  16. Elixir - Son of Odin (st)
  17. Yes - Hold On (live)
  18. Pink Floyd - One of These Days (st)
  19. King Diamond - The Portrait
  20. Elixir - Star of Beshaan (st)
  21. Black Sabbath - In for the Kill

Notes

Sessions: Elixir (brand new) and Pink Floyd (out of the archives). Tommy talks about the Pink Floyd masters being lost and the copy being broadcast was from a recording of a previous medium wave broadcast. He also suggests a vague date of July or August 1968 for the tracks on side A, though I think he corrects that as I'm turning the tape over, but modern research (lots of that for Pink Floyd) suggests that these date to 19 or 20 Dec 1967 (even the roio pages vary). Tommy dates the track on side B to 1969.

Comments during the show date the show exactly to 28 Feb 1986. Also, Iain Kennedy's recording includes the news, which reports on the assassination of former Swedish prime minister Olof Palme.

The Vow Wow track sounds eerily familiar, because they re-recorded the chorus of this with new words as a jingle for The Friday Rock Show.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 12-15): Navid Saeed of Nottingham.

Two weeks later will be a Wembley concert with Yes.


7 Mar 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Dokken - Unchain the Night
  2. Motörhead - Locomotive
  3. Kooga - Across the Water (st)
  4. Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady (live)
  5. Diamond Head - Borrowed Time (st)
  6. Diamond Head - Sweet and Innocent (st)
  7. Metallica - Battery
  8. Kooga - Gabrielle (st)
  9. Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out in the Fields
  10. Van Halen - Panama
  11. Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
  12. Queen - Machines (or Back to Humans)
  13. Kooga - Lay Down Your Love (st)
  14. Raven - Gimme Some Lovin'
  15. Diamond Head - Don't You Ever Leave (st)
  16. Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations (st)
  17. Joshua - A Heart Full of Soul
  18. Status Quo - Dirty Water
  19. The Tygers of Pan Tang - Take It
  20. Kooga - She Walks in Beauty (st)
  21. Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American Band
  22. Fastway - Girl

Notes

Sessions by Kooga (recorded last Nov) and Diamond Head (recorded on 29 Oct 1980, first broadcast on 28 Nov 1980).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 9-12): Derek Gladding.

Motörhead comment by Tommy. 'Never get anywhere. Too loud!' This was mentioned in another show.

Date confirmed. News after the show includes Vickers & Cammell Laird being taken over by management and workers (Mar 1986), the hunt for two men who raped a vicar's daughter (Jill Saward, 6 Mar 1986) and a bad first day for England in the Trinidad test (7 Mar 1986)

Tommy announces that next week will be a repeat of the 2 hour Yes concert that originally opened the Friday Rock Show.


14 Mar 1986

I can't provide this show listing but the BBC Genome backs up comments at the end of the 7 Mar 1986 show that it's a repeat of the Yes concert that was first broadcast in 1979.


21 Mar 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. 38 Special - If I'd Been the One
  2. Accept - Fast as a Shark
  3. Joshua - Back to the Rock
  4. Jackson Browne - For America
  5. Wild Strawberries - Wild Boys (st)
  6. Spider - Gimme Gimme Gimme It All (st)
  7. Anthrax - Armed and Dangerous
  8. Metallica - The Thing That Should Not Be
  9. Triumph - Just a Game
  10. Spider - Mind, Heart, Body and Soul (st)
  11. Wild Strawberries - Snakes Can't Dance (st)
  12. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
  13. Van Halen - Eruption
  14. Marillion - The Web
  15. The Scorpions - Coast to Coast
  16. Chariot - Burning
  17. Wild Strawberries - Shayla (st)
  18. Spider - Need to Know About You (st)
  19. Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love?
  20. Outside Edge - Heartbeat Away
  21. Saxon - Rock'n'Roll Gypsy
  22. Wild Strawberries - Fire on the Water (st)
  23. Spider - I'm Not the Only One (st)
  24. Twisted Sister - Leader of the Pack

Notes

14 Mar

Sessions - Wild Strawberries (new) and Spider (repeat). This puts it after 31 Jan 1986.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 12 to 15): Markuse?

News after the show talks of Baby Doc Duvalier being deposed last month. That was 6 Feb 1986, meaning this is March. The West Indies piling on the runs in the test in Barbados is presumably the third test, making this 21 Mar 1986. Dates mentioned for births and birthdays fit this week too.


28 Mar 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Saxon - Back on the Streets (live)
  2. Saxon - Dallas 1pm (live)
  3. Saxon - The Devil Rides Out (live)
  4. Saxon - The Power and the Glory (live)
  5. Saxon - And the Bands Played On (live)
  6. Saxon - Crusader (live)
  7. Saxon - Princess of the Night (live)
  8. Saxon - Wheels of Steel (live)
  9. Saxon - Rocking Again (live)
  10. Saxon - The Strong Arm of the Law (live)
  11. Saxon - 747 (Strangers in the Night) (live)
  12. Dokken - In My Dreams
  13. Exciter - Shout It Out
  14. Van Halen - Get Up
  15. Van Halen - Good Enough
  16. Outside Edge - Don't Be a Hero
  17. The Rolling Stones - One Hit (To the Body)
  18. Metallica - Master of Puppets
  19. Saxon - Rock'n'Roll Gypsy

Notes

Saxon live in concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, recorded on 18 Sep 1985 and previously broadcast on 25 Oct 1985.

Date is confirmed through Tommy wishing us Happy Easter and news following the show detailing that the search for Sarah Harper's body was temporarily called off. Sarah Harper went missing on 26 Mar 1986. Easter in 1986 was on 30 Mar.


4 Apr 1986

I can't provide this show listing but the BBC Genome lists it as including a repeat of the session by Black Rose that was first aired on 17 Jan 1986 and the debut of a new one by the Alliance which was repeated on 13 Jun 1986.


11 Apr 1986

I can't provide this show listing but the BBC Genome lists it as including a Rush concert recorded in 1979.


18 Apr 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Pink Floyd - One of My Turns
  2. The Rolling Stones - One Hit (To the Body)
  3. Judas Priest - Reckless
  4. King Diamond - The Jonah
  5. Krokus - Burning Up the Night
  6. Dokken - Lightnin' Strikes Again
  7. The Cars - I'm Not the One
  8. Manowar - Defender
  9. AC/DC - Live Wire (live)
  10. AC/DC - Problem Child (live)
  11. AC/DC - High Voltage (live)
  12. AC/DC - Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be (live)
  13. AC/DC - Dog Eat Dog (live)
  14. AC/DC - The Jack (live)
  15. AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie (live)
  16. AC/DC - The Rocker (live)
  17. Masaki Matsubara - Da-ba-da
  18. Export - No Escape
  19. Ozzy Osbourne - Dee
  20. Blue Öyster Cult - Veteran of the Psychic Wars
  21. Raven - Screamin' Down the House
  22. Bob Seger - Sometimes
  23. Survivor - Ready for the Real Thing

Notes

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


25 Apr 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Forever - Harsh Reality
  2. Keel - Because the Night
  3. Van Halen - 5150
  4. Joshua - Lovestruck
  5. The Rolling Stones - Angie
  6. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
  7. Rush - Red Barchetta (live)
  8. Legs Diamond - Steal a Heart
  9. Marillion - Garden Party
  10. Gary Moore - Victims of the Future
  11. Roger Waters - Welcome to the Machine (live)
  12. Roger Waters - Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (live)
  13. Roger Waters - Money (live)
  14. Roger Waters - Wish You Were Here (live)
  15. Roger Waters - Nobody Home (live)
  16. Roger Waters - Have a Cigar (live)
  17. Roger Waters - Another Brick in the Wall (live)
  18. Roger Waters - Brain Damage (live)
  19. Roger Waters - Eclipse (live)

Notes

Roger Waters live at Radio City Music Hall, recorded 28 Mar 1985.

Show dates to 25 Apr 1986. News after the show includes 22 Libyans expelled from Britain arriving in Tripoli. This is confirmed by Tommy dedicating the Marillion song to Fish on his birthday.

Tommy announces that next week will be Cannes and Statetrooper in session.


2 May 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Accept - War Games
  2. Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight
  3. Cannes - Still the One (st)
  4. Hear n' Aid - Stars
  5. L'amourder - Tin Drum
  6. Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love?
  7. Statetrooper - Set Fire to the Night (st)
  8. Statetrooper - Faster Than Light (st)
  9. Dio - Hide in the Rainbow
  10. 38 Special - Like No Other Night
  11. Cannes - Tiger of Japan (st)
  12. Status Quo - Rolling Home
  13. Kiss - Heaven's on Fire
  14. AC/DC - Stand Up
  15. Twisted Sister - You Want What We Got
  16. Dio - Sacred Heart
  17. Cannes - Edge of a Dream (st)
  18. Journey - Be Good to Yourself
  19. Statetrooper - She's Got the Look (st)
  20. Statetrooper - Too Late for Love (st)
  21. Krokus - School's Out
  22. Powerhouse - Heaven or Hell
  23. Cannes - Her Eyes (st)
  24. Keel - No Pain No Gain

Notes

Sessions by Statetrooper (repeat from 14 Feb 1986) and Cannes (new).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 12 to 16): Richard Clay from Nelson, Lancashire.

Date confirmed by Tommy's comments at the end of the previous week's show.


9 May 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. AC/DC - Who Made Who
  2. Dio - Hungry for Heaven
  3. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
  4. Legs Diamond - Rock Doctor
  5. Elixir - Hold High the Flame (st)
  6. Savatage - Crying for Love
  7. Savatage - Day After Day
  8. Chrome Molly - I Wanna Find Out
  9. Tony MacAlpine - The Wheel of Fortune
  10. Jimmy Barnes - Boys Crying Out for War
  11. Journey - Suzanne
  12. Elixir - Pandora's Box (st)
  13. Pendragon - The Black Knight
  14. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
  15. Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
  16. Razor - A Night Attack
  17. Elixir - Star of Beshaan (st)
  18. GTR - When the Heart Rules the Mind
  19. Keel - The Final Frontier
  20. 38 Special - Heart's on Fire
  21. Peter Frampton - All Eyes on You
  22. Elixir - In for the Kill (st)
  23. Budgie - Heavy Revolution

Notes

Session: Elixir (repeat).

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Graham King of London.

Date confirmed through news after the show: a 5.75% pay deal is agreed for teachers to end 15 months of disruption, the fire is out at Chernobyl (the meltdown was 26 Apr 1986) and by-elections include the Tories losing to the Alliance at Ryedale on 8 May 1986.


16 May 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Stevie Lange - Remember My Name
  2. Journey - Be Good to Yourself
  3. Keel - Arm and a Leg
  4. Judas Priest - Locked In
  5. The Huw Lloyd Langton Group - I Could Cry (st)
  6. W.A.S.P. - Wild Child
  7. Jefferson Starship - Awakening
  8. Genesis - Invisible Touch
  9. The Huw Lloyd Langton Group - Take a Back Step (st)
  10. Pallas - Imagination (or A Million Miles Away)
  11. Black Sabbath - Danger Zone
  12. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  13. Black Sabbath - Voodoo (live)
  14. Black Sabbath - Heart Like a Wheel
  15. Whiplash - Warmonger
  16. Killer - Wild Boys
  17. Agent Steel - The Calling/Agents of Steel
  18. The Huw Lloyd Langton Group - So Long Waiting (st)
  19. Dio - Hide in the Rainbow
  20. ZZ Top - Rough Boy
  21. Joe Cocker - Don't You Love Me Any More?
  22. The Huw Lloyd Langton Group - Like an Arrow Through the Heart (st)

Notes

Session with the Huw Lloyd Langton Group. This was the first airing of the session.

Interview with Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath.

Date confirmed. The news immediately following the show mentions that there has been a bomb attack on the Paris headquarters of Interpol, which was in the early hours of 17 May 1986.


23 May 1986

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

  1. Anthrax - Medusa
  2. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the Dark
  3. Surface - Race the Night
  4. Chrome Molly - I Want to Find Out
  5. Wild Strawberries - Wild Boys (st)
  6. AC/DC - Chase the Ace
  7. Paul Samson - No Turning Back
  8. Def Leppard - Bringin' On the Heartbreak
  9. Def Leppard - Switch 625
  10. Razor - Cage the Ragers
  11. Strangeways - Cry Out
  12. Wild Strawberries - Shayla (st)
  13. GTR - Hackett to Bits
  14. GTR - Imagining
  15. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
  16. AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie (live)
  17. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
  18. [gap]

Notes

Session by Wild Strawberries (repeat from 21 Mar 1986).

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Alison Wasson of London.

The BBC Genome says that this show included the Wild Strawberries session. This is backed up by comments which indicate that Paul Samson's Empire had just recorded their session, which was first aired on 6 Jun 1986.


30 May 1986

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

  1. [gap]
  2. Whitesnake - Child of Babylon
  3. Status Quo - Lonely Man
  4. W.A.S.P. - Wild Child
  5. Deep Purple - Knocking at Your Back Door
  6. Accept - Up to the Limit (live)
  7. Motörhead - On the Road (live)
  8. [gap]

Notes

This show is about to begin with a concert from an American band but the intro ends before they're identified. When the show resumes, there's mention of rumours about the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington in 1986 (which was 16 Aug 1986) and comments about the Hear 'n Aid album coming out 'soon' (it was released on 6 Jun 1986). Especially as I have shows detailed for most weeks around it, this seems likely to be the 30 May 1986 show with a Mötley Crüe concert.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 2 to 5) from Neil Robinson of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


6 Jun 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Y+T - Go for the Throat
  2. Emerson Lake and Powell - Touch and Go
  3. Paul Samson's Empire - Turn on the Lights (st)
  4. Pink Floyd - Absolutely Curtains
  5. Dokken - In My Dreams
  6. Dio - Hide in the Rainbow
  7. The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff
  8. Stryper - The Rock That Makes Me Roll
  9. GTR - When the Heart Rules the Mind
  10. Baby Tuckoo - Rock Rock
  11. Paul Samson's Empire - One Day's Hero (st)
  12. Twisted Sister - What You Don't Know (live)
  13. Twisted Sister - Bad Boys (live)
  14. Twisted Sister - Destroyer (live)
  15. Twisted Sister - Shoot 'Em Down (live)
  16. Twisted Sister - Tear It Loose (live)
  17. Twisted Sister - Under the Blade (live)
  18. Emerson Lake and Powell - Learning to Fly
  19. Paul Samson's Empire - Tomorrow (st)
  20. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Can You See Me
  21. Judas Priest - Turbo Lover
  22. Anthrax - Madhouse
  23. Queen - Gimme the Prize
  24. Journey - Be Good to Yourself
  25. Paul Samson's Empire - A Matter of Time (st)

Notes

Session: Paul Samson's Empire (repeated on 1 Aug 1986).

Live concert: Twisted Sister at the 1982 Reading Festival.

I dated this only to mid-1986 but the BBC Genome lists this show as including the Paul Samson's Empire session.


13 Jun 1986

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

  1. [gap]
  2. Journey - Raised on Radio
  3. The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
  4. AC/DC - Sink the Pink
  5. Agent Steel - Back to Reign
  6. Hawkwind - The Demented Man
  7. Frank Zappa - San Ber'dino
  8. FM - Love Lies Dying
  9. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
  10. King Crimson - The Court of the Crimson King
  11. Hawkwind - Master of the Universe (live)
  12. Genesis - Land of Confusion
  13. Genesis - The Lamb Lies on Broadway
  14. Warlock - Hellbound
  15. Status Quo - Again and Again
  16. The Alliance - We are Strangers (st)
  17. Battle Axe - Make It in America
  18. Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
  19. The Alliance - Trying to Forget (st)
  20. Motörhead - No Class
  21. Camel - Long Goodbyes

Notes

This is a Friday Rock Show but not one presented by Tommy Vance; it's presented instead by Annie Nightingale. Next week will be Chris Tetley and the following two weeks will be Ian Gillan. Tommy Vance is stranded in Vermont.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 8-12): Alex Hitchins from Norwich.

Session: The Alliance.

There's a comment that identifies the date as Friday the 13th, and various comments date the show to 1986. This dates the show to 13 Jun 1986. The news afterwards confirms this as it includes the death of Benny Goodman.


20 Jun 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Black Sabbath - Turn to Stone
  2. Warlock - Hellbound
  3. Armistice - Roses (st)
  4. Electric Sun - Firewind
  5. Paul Sabu - Hot Flash
  6. Tysondog - School's Out
  7. Rainbow - Man on the Silver Mountain (live)
  8. Black Sabbath - Neon Knights (live)
  9. Dio - Stand Up and Shout (live)
  10. Kim Mitchell - Lager and Ale
  11. Krokus - American Woman
  12. Armistice - Land of Giants (st)
  13. AC/DC - Back in Black (live)
  14. AC/DC - Guns for Hire (live)
  15. Joshua - Hold On
  16. Armistice - Lean on Me (st)
  17. Ozzy Osbourne - Fool Like Me
  18. Scorpions - Make It Real (live)
  19. Motörhead - Deaf Forever
  20. Motörhead - Doctor Rock
  21. Motörhead - Nothing Up My Sleeve
  22. James Young with Jan Hammer - No Mistake
  23. Magnum - Lonely Night
  24. Magnum - Vigilante

Notes

Guest host: Chris Tetley. Date is confirmed by the fact that it's in between the Annie Nightingale and Ian Gillan shows. Also before the Magnum track, he mentions Marillion's Garden Party at Milton Keynes next Saturday; that was 28 Jun 1986.

Interview with Lemmy. This is the show where he recites the first verse of Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky.

My recording hasn't aged well. Apparently Sony tapes are much more liable to warp than TDKs. Fortunately I used the latter for most of my recordings.


27 Jun 1986

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

  1. Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love
  2. Motörhead - (We are) The Road Crew
  3. Mountain - Mississippi Queen
  4. Jimmy Barnes - Boys Cry Out for War
  5. Little Richard - Good Golly, Miss Molly
  6. Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love
  7. Chuck Berry - Maybellene
  8. Cannes - Her Eyes (st)
  9. Cannes - Still the One (st)
  10. Ozzy Osbourne - Rock 'n' Roll Rebel
  11. XTC - Senses Working Overtime
  12. The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang
  13. Tubes - Talk to Ya Later
  14. Talking Heads - Creatures of Love
  15. The Alan Parsons Project - The Same Old Sun
  16. Deep Purple - Demon's Eye
  17. Eddie Cochran - Somethin' Else
  18. Cannes - Edge of a Dream (st)
  19. Cannes - Tigers of Japan (st)
  20. [gap]

Notes

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

Guest host: Ian Gillan.

Ian gillan chats with Roger Glover in between tracks for most of the show.


4 Jul 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. AC/DC - Jailbreak
  2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Stone Free
  3. ZZ Top - La Grange
  4. Edgar Winter - Tobacco Road
  5. Hawkwind - Motorway City (live)
  6. Def Leppard - Rock of Ages
  7. Van der Graaf Generator - Theme One
  8. Gillan - Unchain Your Brain (live)
  9. Gillan - Mr. Universe (live)
  10. Gillan - I Believe in You (live)
  11. Gillan - Trouble (live)
  12. Gillan - Vengeance (live)
  13. Gillan - Smoke on the Water (live)
  14. Tommy Bolin - Teaser
  15. Montrose - Space Station No. 5
  16. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
  17. Propaganda - Jill
  18. Rainbow - Since You Been Gone
  19. Status Quo - Whatever You Want
  20. Deep Purple - Fireball
  21. Emerson Lake & Powell - Learning to Fly
  22. Cream - White Room

Notes

Hosted by Ian Gillan from Stowe, VT, where Deep Purple were recording their new album. From comments, this is presumably the second of two shows Gillan hosted while Tommy was on holiday.

Gillan live at the Reading Festival in 1980.

Cassette labelled with the date. Also confirmed by news after the show: PC Brian Chester is acquitted of the manslaughter of John Shorthouse, staff at the Risley Remand Centre walk out and a South African bomb injures 20 people. This is the Checkers supermarket bombing in Silverton.


11 Jul 1986

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

  1. [gap]
  2. Whitesnake - Child of Babylon
  3. Status Quo - Lonely Man
  4. W.A.S.P. - Wild Child
  5. Deep Purple - Knocking at Your Back Door
  6. Accept - Up to the Limit (live)
  7. Motörhead - On the Road (live)
  8. [gap]

Notes

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 1-4): Neil Robinson of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

There's mention of rumours about the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington in 1986 (which was 16 Aug 1986), dating the show to early to mid 1986. Comments about Hear 'n Aid have the album coming out 'soon'. It was released on 6 Jun 1986. BBC Genome lists this show as including a session by Huw Lloyd Langton.


18 Jul 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. David Lee Roth - Bump and Grind
  2. Pat Travers Band - Snortin' Whiskey
  3. Warlock - Hellbound
  4. Zeno - Eastern Sun
  5. Excalibur - Come On and Rock (st)
  6. Sledgehammer - Sledgehammer
  7. Taurus - Paper Chaser
  8. Queensrÿche - Surgical Strike
  9. Twelfth Night - Theatre
  10. Killer - Young Blood
  11. Excalibur - Early in the Morning (st)
  12. James Young & Jan Hammer - City Slicker
  13. Motörhead - Ain't My Crime
  14. Motörhead - Claw
  15. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
  16. Saxon - Princess of the Night
  17. Saxon - Battle Cry
  18. Saxon - Bring on the Night
  19. Saxon - Rock the Nations
  20. Cozy Powell - Killer
  21. Excalibur - Hot for Love (st)
  22. Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name
  23. Status Quo - Red Sky
  24. Excalibur - Death's Door (st)
  25. Judas Priest - Exciter

Notes

Date confirmed: noted on the tape.

Session: Excalibur.

Interview with Biff Byford of Saxon.


25 Jul 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Rogue Male - Progress
  2. Gillan - Bite the Bullet
  3. Rio - When the Walls Come Down
  4. Elixir - The Star of Beshaan
  5. Tank - (He Fell in Love with a) Stormtrooper
  6. Max & The Broadway Metal Choir - Sex Ain't Dirty
  7. Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
  8. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - High Priest of Love
  9. Tredegar - Duma
  10. Tredegar - The Jester
  11. Seducer - I Love 69
  12. Bon Jovi - Let It Rock
  13. David Lee Roth - Elephant Gun
  14. Angel Witch - Frontal Assault
  15. The Rods - Violation
  16. Motörhead - Nothing Up My Sleeve
  17. Jethro Tull - Hunting Girl (live)
  18. Jethro Tull - Living in the Past (live)
  19. Jethro Tull - Serenade to a Cuckoo (live)
  20. Jethro Tull - Fly By Night (live)
  21. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (live)
  22. Jethro Tull - Pussy Willow (live)
  23. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (live)

Notes

Jethro Tull live at Heartbeat '86 Garden Party in Milton Keynes.

Date confirmed. Written on the cassette. News during the show also talks about the first day's results from the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, which were held from 24 Jul-2 Aug 1986.


1 Aug 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Cinderella - Hell on Wheels
  2. W.A.S.P. - School Daze
  3. Herman ze German - Messin' Around
  4. Tyga Myra - Lightning Never Strikes Twice
  5. Paul Samson's Empire - Turn on the Lights (st)
  6. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
  7. Warlock - You Hurt My Soul
  8. Queensrÿche - Walk in the Shadows
  9. AC/DC - Rocker
  10. Paul Samson's Empire - One Day's Hero (st)
  11. Samurai - We Rock All Night
  12. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - High Heeled Heaven
  13. Accept - Restless and Wild
  14. Motörhead - Killed By Death
  15. Iron Maiden - Flash of the Blade
  16. Vow Wow - Cyclone
  17. Paul Samson's Empire - A Matter of Time (st)
  18. Syron Vanes - One Hell of a Show
  19. Rough Cutt - Rock the USA
  20. Q5 - Pull the Trigger
  21. Discharge - Grave New World
  22. Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name
  23. Surface - Race the Night
  24. Paul Samson's Empire - Tomorrow (st)
  25. Savage - Ain't No Fit Place

Notes

Session: Paul Samson's Empire (repeat).

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Kevin Blanche (?) of Stoke on Trent.

Date written on the cassette. News during the show also talks about Mrs. Thatcher visiting the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. 24 Jul-2 Aug 1986.


8 Aug 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Craaft - Wasted Years
  2. David Lee Roth - Shy Boy
  3. Iron Maiden - Wrathchild
  4. Helloween - Ride the Sky
  5. James Young & Jan Hammer - Empty Promises
  6. Traxx - C Red
  7. Target UK - Alive and Kicking
  8. Metallica - Master of Puppets
  9. Saxon - Crusader
  10. Iron Maiden - The Trooper
  11. Vectom - Loudness and Speed
  12. Powerhouse - Feel the Steel
  13. Whitesnake - Rough n' Ready
  14. Desolation Angels - Death Machine
  15. Warlock - Turn It On
  16. Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
  17. Mama's Boys - Lettin' Go (live)
  18. Mama's Boys - One Last Chance (live)
  19. Mama's Boys - Runaway Dreams (live)
  20. Mama's Boys - Straight Forward, No Looking Back (live)

Notes

Mama's Boys live at Heartbeat '86 Garden Party in Milton Keynes.

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Lawrence Mast of Tredegar.

Date written on cassette. Confirmed by news during the show about Peter Robinson, the deputy leader of the DUP, being arrested the day before during the invasion of Clontibret on 7 Aug 1986.

Tommy talks about Ozzy being on the show next week and Magnum being broadcast from the Garden Party in two weeks.


15 Aug 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Angel Witch - Rendezvous with the Blade
  2. Quiet Riot - Down and Dirty
  3. Fastway - All Fired Up
  4. Armistice - Land of the Giants (st)
  5. Carnivore - Armageddon
  6. Elixir - Treachery/Ride Like the Wind
  7. Rainbow - All Night Long
  8. Queensrÿche - Queen of the Reich
  9. Quiet Riot - Metal Health
  10. Kiss - I Love It Loud
  11. Armistice - Roses (st)
  12. Bon Jovi - Burning for Love (live)
  13. Saxon - Waiting for the Night
  14. Deaf Dealer - On the Wings of a Russian Foxbat
  15. Exciter - Feel the Knife
  16. Cro-Mags - We Gotta Know
  17. Armistice - Lean on Me (st)
  18. Ozzy Osbourne - Interview
  19. Vectom - Satan's Colours
  20. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the Dark
  21. Agnostic Front - The Eliminator
  22. Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin

Notes

Repeat session from Armistice, first broadcast on 20 Jun 1989.

Interview with Ozzy Osbourne who will headline Donington the next night. There's also mention that Doro will be appearing on the bill.

Date confirmed as 15 Aug. News after the show references deaths on K2 in 1986. In particular Alan Rouse and Julie Tullis were last seen 11 days ago. That was 4 Aug 1986.


22 Aug 1986

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

  1. Agent Steel - Mad Locust Rising
  2. AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
  3. White Lion - All the Fallen Men
  4. Whiplash - Warmonger
  5. Deaf Dealer - Dead Zone
  6. Iron Maiden - Wasted Years
  7. Sodom - Witchhammer
  8. Poison - Talk Dirty to Me
  9. Destruction - United By Hatred
  10. Vulcain - Approche / Blueberry Blues
  11. [gap]
  12. Magnum - Vigilante (live)
  13. Magnum - Changes (live)
  14. Magnum - How Far Jerusalem (live)
  15. Magnum - Lonely Night (live)
  16. Magnum - Just Like an Arrow (live)
  17. Magnum - Kingdom of Madness (live)
  18. Magnum - When the World Comes Down (live)

Notes

Magnum live at Heartbeat '86 Garden Party in Milton Keynes.

Date confirmed. Tommy announced the Magnum broadcast in a fortnight at the end of the 8 Aug show. Also news after the show includes John Stalker being reinstated as deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester and the second day of the final test at the Oval with New Zealand 257/8 and John Wright's fifth test century. That ran from 21-25 Aug 1986.


29 Aug 1986

I can't provide this show listing but BBC Genome says it includes a session by Persian Risk.


5 Sep 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Motorhead - Killed By Death (st)
  2. Iron Maiden - The Sheriff of Huddersfield
  3. Tony MacAlpine - The Taker
  4. Di'Anno - Feel the Rock
  5. Deaf Dealer - Sadist
  6. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction - Kick Start Me for Love
  7. Mass - Too Far Gone
  8. Vectom - The Exterminator
  9. Motorhead - Deaf Forever (st)
  10. Warlock - Lady in a Rock'n'Roll Hell
  11. Craaft - Hold Me
  12. Tyga Myra - Ain't Got Long to Go
  13. Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power
  14. The Runaways - California Paradise
  15. Kiss - Deuce
  16. MC5 - Rocket Reducer No 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa) (live)
  17. New York Dolls - Jet Boy
  18. UFO - The Way the Wild Wind Blows
  19. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Burning of the Midnight Lamp
  20. Iron Angel - Metal Storm
  21. Motorhead - Orgasmatron (st)
  22. Crumbsuckers - Prelude
  23. Quiet Riot - Put Up or Shut Up
  24. Rick Derringer - It Must Be Love
  25. Motorhead - Doctor Rock (st)
  26. Bon Jovi - Wild in the Streets
  27. Illusion - I Like It Loud

Notes

Session: Motörhead (its first airing)

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Robert Coyne of London.

One dedication is for a birthday on 8 Sep. The Iron Maiden song is from their current single, released 6 Sep 1986. The Motörhead session was recorded on 16 Aug 2006 and BBC Genome dates its first airing to 5 Sep 1986.


12 Sep 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Great White - Shot in the Dark
  2. Dark Wizard - Choice of Life
  3. Ratt - Tell the World
  4. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Testify
  5. King Kobra - Overnite Sensation
  6. Crumbsuckers - Interlude
  7. Illusion - Calling the Law
  8. Bon Jovi - Let It Rock
  9. Madison - Can't Take It
  10. Angel Dust - Gambler
  11. Kim Mitchell - Go for Soda (12" Syphon Mix)
  12. Quiet Riot - The Wild and the Young
  13. Warlock - Speed of Sound
  14. Gary Moore - Murder in the Sky (live)
  15. Gary Moore - Wild Frontier (live)
  16. Gary Moore - Empty Rooms (live)
  17. Gary Moore - All Messed Up with No Place to Go (live)
  18. Gary Moore - Keep on Rockin' (live)
  19. Gary Moore - Wishing Well (live)
  20. Gary Moore - The Loner (live)
  21. Whitesnake - Love Hunter

Notes

Gary Moore live at Heartbeat '86 Garden Party in Milton Keynes.

This is certainly 1986 but I could only narrow it down to the three week period of 29 Aug to 12 Sep 1986. However fleshing out dates at BBC Genome leaves this as the only possible.


19 Sep 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Rough Cutt - Bad Reputation
  2. TT Quick - Metal of Honor
  3. W.A.S.P. - 95 NASTY
  4. The Rolling Stones - 2,000 Light Years from Home
  5. Excalibur - Hot for Love (st)
  6. Agnostic Front - A Toxic Shock
  7. Saxon - Rock the Nations
  8. Saxon - Battle Cry
  9. Vinnie Vincent's Invasion - Shoot U Full of Love
  10. Angus - Heavyweight Warrior
  11. Excalibur - Early in the Morning (st)
  12. Forcefield - Smoke on the Water
  13. Van Halen - Eruption
  14. The Scorpions - Robotman (live)
  15. Saracen - Rock of Ages
  16. Iron Maiden - Wrathchild
  17. Whitesnake - Would I Lie to You
  18. Excalibur - Come On and Rock (st)
  19. Voivod - To the Death
  20. Iron Maiden - Caught Somewhere in Time
  21. Iron Maiden - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  22. The Scrubbs - Battle
  23. Queensryche - Prophecy
  24. Excalibur - Death's Door (st)

Notes

Date confirmed. News during the show covers the Colwich train accident on 19 Sep 1986. Next week: Bruce Dickinson interview.


26 Sep 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Purgatory - Valley of the Shadow of Death
  2. Pantera - I am the Night
  3. Alkatrazz - Undercover
  4. Sword - Stoned Again
  5. Q5 - When the Mirror Cracks
  6. Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Liar
  7. Detente - Russian Roulette
  8. Deathrow - Riders of Doom
  9. Flotsam and Jetsam - Hammerhead
  10. Black 'n Blue - 12 O'Clock High
  11. Stryper - C'mon Rock
  12. Jethro Tull - Wond'ring Again
  13. Bruce Dickinson - Interview
  14. Bruce Dickinson - Interview
  15. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
  16. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire
  17. Iron Maiden - Stranger in a Strange Land
  18. Peter Gabriel - No Self Control
  19. Iron Maiden - Revelations
  20. Iron Maiden - Wasted Years

Notes

Interview: Bruce Dickinson.

Date is confirmed as 26 Sep 1986 through closing comments of the 19 Sep 1986 show which announce Bruce will guest the following week. Closing comments here are that the album is 'out now' (released 29 Sep 1986) but the tour is upcoming on Fri 3 Oct.


3 Oct 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Metallica - For Whom the Bells Toll
  2. Blue Oyster Cult - Hot Rails to Hell
  3. Saxon - You Ain't No Angel
  4. Vinnie Vincent's Invasion - Boys are Going to Rock
  5. Anti-Cimex - Time To?
  6. Warlock - Vorwärts, All Right!
  7. Q5 - Let Go
  8. W.A.S.P. - 95-NASTY
  9. Sword - Out of Control
  10. Magnum - Vigilante
  11. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
  12. Hawkwind - Magnu/Angels of Death (live)
  13. Hawkwind - Pulsing Cavern (live)
  14. Hawkwind - Assault and Battery (live)
  15. Hawkwind - Needle Gun (live)
  16. Hawkwind - Master of the Universe (live)
  17. Hawkwind - Utopia (live)
  18. Hawkwind - Brainstorm/Dream Worker/Dust of Time (live)
  19. Hawkwind - Assassins of Allah (Hassan I Sahba) (live)
  20. Hawkwind - Silver Machine (live)

Notes

Hawkwind live at the Reading Festival 24 Aug 1986.

Date confirmed. The Metallica track is in tribute to Cliff Burton who died 'the other day' on 27 Sep 1986.

Tommy explains the new logic for Lie Back and Enjoy It, which includes a phone number so the requester can appear on the air.

Closing comments highlight the session next week by Motörhead.


10 Oct 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Deathrow - Hell's Ascent
  2. Led Zeppelin - D'yer Mak'er
  3. Girlschool - All Day, All Night
  4. Motörhead - Deaf Forever (st)
  5. Victory - Seven Days Without You Makes One Weak
  6. Forcefield - Smoke on the Water
  7. Flotsam and Jetsam - Iron Tears
  8. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  9. Ratt - Dance
  10. Europe - The Final Countdown
  11. Motörhead - Doctor Rock (st)
  12. Twisted Sister - I Am (I'm Me)
  13. Mötley Crüe - Ten Seconds to Love
  14. Bon Jovi - Raise Your Hands
  15. Kix - Cold Shower
  16. Kiss - All American Man
  17. Megadeth - Devil's Island
  18. Motörhead - Orgasmatron (st)
  19. Queensrÿche - London
  20. Iron Maiden - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  21. The Scorpions - Holiday
  22. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
  23. Motörhead - Killed By Death (st)

Notes

Session: Motorhead (repeat). Phil Campbell's son Dane was born the day before.

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Kathryn from Macclesfield. This has a phone call following the selection, for the first time, as suggested in the 3 Oct 1986 show.

Comments about Forcefield reference the previous playing of the track in September (the 19 Sep 1986 show).

Closing comments announce Warlock live from Donington next week.


17 Oct 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Judas Priest - The Ripper (live)
  2. Metal Church - Burial at Sea
  3. Alice Cooper - Teenage Frankenstein
  4. GBH - Malice in Wonderland
  5. Black 'n Blue - Nasty Nasty
  6. Persian Risk - Calling for You
  7. Ratt - Drive Me Crazy
  8. Detente - Blood I Bleed
  9. Johnny Winter - Mojo Boogie
  10. ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'
  11. Y+T - Open Fire
  12. David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose
  13. AC/DC - She's Got Balls
  14. Dio - Live Medley
  15. Megadeth - Wake Up Dead
  16. TT Quick - Front Burner
  17. Warlock - Earthshaker Rock (live)
  18. Warlock - Shout It Out (live)
  19. Warlock - Vorwarts, All Right! (live)
  20. Warlock - All Night (live)
  21. Warlock - Love in the Danger Zone (live)
  22. Warlock - Burning the Witches (live)
  23. Warlock - True as Steel (live)
  24. Warlock - Hellbound (live)

Notes

Warlock live from Castle Donington Monsters of Rock Festival 1986.

Date is confirmed from the closing comments of the previous show, referencing the Warlock concert.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 10-14): Neil Bisley of Tonbridge.


24 Oct 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Waysted - Walls Fall Down
  2. Saxon - Rock the Nations
  3. Magnum - Red on the Highway
  4. Lizzy Borden - Generation Aliens
  5. W.A.S.P. - I Don't Need No Doctor
  6. Flotsam and Jetsam - Desecrator
  7. Rush - The Spirit of Radio
  8. ZZ Top - Can't Stop Rocking
  9. Jesters of Destiny - Diggin' That Grave
  10. White Tiger - Bad Time Coming
  11. Hawkwind - Kings of Speed
  12. Original Sin - Bitches from Hell
  13. Def Leppard - Rocks Off
  14. Hirax - Plague
  15. Saxon - Power and the Glory (live)
  16. Saxon - Never Surrender (live)
  17. Saxon - The Eagle Has Landed (live)
  18. Saxon - Rock the Nations (live)
  19. Saxon - 747 (Strangers in the Night) (live)
  20. Saxon - 20,000 Feet (live)
  21. Saxon - Wheels of Steel (live)
  22. Saxon - Waiting for the Night (live)
  23. Saxon - Strong Arm of the Law (live)

Notes

Saxon live from the Reading Festival 24 Aug 1986.

Date confirmed through mention of imminent upcoming gigs on 29 & 30 Oct.


31 Oct 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Stryper - To Hell with the Devil
  2. Girlschool - Back for More
  3. Slayer - Altar of Sacrifice
  4. Slayer - Jesus Saves
  5. Bon Jovi - Social Disease
  6. Waysted - Black & Blue
  7. Abattoir - Bring on the Damned
  8. Frank Marino - Go Strange
  9. Cinderella - Hell on Wheels
  10. W.A.S.P. - Mantronic
  11. Ratt - One Good Lover
  12. Parker - Black Dog
  13. Anthrax - Madhouse
  14. Metallica - No Remorse
  15. Black Sabbath - Born Again
  16. Deep Purple - Anyone's Daughter
  17. Rough Cutt - Rock the USA (live)
  18. Rough Cutt - Kids Will Rock (live)
  19. Rough Cutt - Don't Settle for Less (live)
  20. Rough Cutt - Dressed to Kill (live)
  21. Rough Cutt - Let 'Em Talk (live)
  22. Rough Cutt - Bad Reputation (live)
  23. Rough Cutt - We Like It Loud (live)
  24. Rough Cutt - Double Trouble (live)
  25. Rough Cutt - Piece of My Heart (live)
  26. Rough Cutt - Cutt Your Heart Out (live)

Notes

Rough Cutt live at the Reading Festival 24 Aug 1986.

Date confirmed: it's Halloween.

Girlschool session coming on 14 Nov 1986.


7 Nov 1986?

This show listing is believed to be complete.

  1. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
  2. The Rolling Stones - Undercover of the Night
  3. Possessed - Walk to Die
  4. Iron Maiden - Stranger in a Strange Land
  5. Black 'n Blue - Kiss of Death
  6. Metal Church - Method to Your Madness
  7. Rio - When the Walls Come Down
  8. Nuclear Assault - Brain Death
  9. White Tiger - Love/Hate
  10. W.A.S.P. - Shoot from the Hip
  11. Robert Plant - Big Log
  12. AC/DC - Touch Too Much
  13. Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing (live)
  14. The Eagles - The Last Resort
  15. Fleetwood Mac - I'm So Afraid (live)
  16. Skagarack - Movin' in the Night (live)
  17. Skagarack - I'm Alone (live)
  18. Skagarack - Damned Woman (live)
  19. Skagarack - Always in a Line (live)
  20. Skagarack - Victim of the System (live)
  21. Skagarack - Double Crossed (live)

Notes

The date isn't confirmed, but the best guess is 7 Nov 1986 to fit in between known shows. Certainly this comes after 10 Oct 1986 as Lie Back and Enjoy It has a phone call.

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks 11-15): Dave Leonard from Banstead, Surrey.

Skagarack live at the Reading Festival 1986.


14 Nov 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Europe - On the Loose
  2. Exciter - Scream in the Night
  3. Deep Switch - Nine Inches of God!
  4. Hawkwind - Ejection
  5. Girlschool - Turn It Up (st)
  6. Waysted - Wild Night
  7. Motörhead - Ace of Spades
  8. Cheap Trick - Rearview Mirror Romance
  9. English Dogs - A Tomb of Travellers Past
  10. Victory - Running Wild
  11. Girlschool - All Day, All Night (st)
  12. Gary Moore - End of the World
  13. Magnum - Holy Rider
  14. Chariot - Meet My Match
  15. Metal Church - The Dark
  16. Metallica - Disposable Heroes
  17. W.A.S.P. - Jack Action
  18. Iron Maiden - Heaven Can Wait
  19. Girlschool - Death on Two Legs (st)
  20. Jesters of Destiny - Crimson Umbrella
  21. Original Sin - The Curse
  22. Billy Squier - The Lady with a Tenor Sax
  23. Girlschool - Play with Fire (st)
  24. Pendragon - Leviathan (live)

Notes

Session: Girlschool (new).

Lie Back and Enjoy It (tracks : Andy Page of Swansea.

Date: 14 Nov 1986, as per closing comments of the 31 Oct 1986 show and confirmed by the news: US imposing sanctions on Syria.

The Gary Moore track has been used often as a backing track, especially over the closing comments.

First three tracks identified from a recording other than mine. Thanks to the Friday Rock Show Wiki.


21 Nov 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Mass - Eternal Warrior
  2. Nuclear Assault - Betrayal
  3. Iron Maiden - That Girl
  4. Iron Maiden - Juanita
  5. Vow Wow - Doncha Wanna Come (Hanger 15) (live)
  6. Vow Wow - Too Late to Turn Back (live)
  7. The Accüsed - Buried Alive
  8. Q5 - Steel the Light
  9. Bad Company - Burning Up
  10. Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Run for Your Life
  11. Gary Moore - Over the Hills and Far Away
  12. Bon Jovi - Runaway
  13. Angel Dust - Gambler
  14. The Outlaws - Hurry Sundown (live)
  15. The Outlaws - Hollywood Paradise (live)
  16. The Outlaws - You are the Show (live)
  17. The Outlaws - Never Look Back (live)
  18. The Outlaws - The Outlaw (live)
  19. The Outlaws - Freeborn Man (live)
  20. The Outlaws - Green Grass and High Tides (live)
  21. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (live)

Notes

The Outlaws live at the Reading Festival 1986

Tommy mentions at the outset that this is the 8th birthday programme.

Date confirmed from the news after the show. Margaret Thatcher and François Mitterrand met about nuclear disarmament.


28 Nov 1986

This show listing is a work in progress.

  1. W.A.S.P. - (live)
  2. Iron Maiden - Deja Vu
  3. Brian May & Friends - Star Fleet
  4. Metal Church - Watch the Children Pray
  5. Hexx - The Victim
  6. Deep Switch - The Dark Angel
  7. Man - Ain't Their Fight
  8. Rio - High School Rock
  9. Alice Cooper - Give It Up
  10. Gary Moore - Over the Fields and Far Away
  11. Van Halen - House of Pain
  12. Blood Money - Metalyzed
  13. Charger - Rock

Notes

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

W.A.S.P. live at the Hammersmith Odeon.


5 Dec 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Hawkwind - Dust of Time (live)
  2. Hawkwind - Master of the Universe (live)
  3. Hawkwind - Dreaming City (live)
  4. Obsession - Losing My Mind
  5. Tension - Reach for Your Sword
  6. Crisis - Spirits (st)
  7. Status Quo - Don't Stop Me Now
  8. Parker - Black Dog
  9. Messiah Prophet - Heavy Metal Thunder
  10. Krokus - Hot Shot City (live)
  11. Queen - Hammer to Fall (live)
  12. Crisis - Casablanca (st)
  13. Castle Blak - Another Dark Carnival
  14. Magnum - The Spirit
  15. W.A.S.P. - Wild Child
  16. Saxon - Waiting for the Night
  17. Crisis - Suicide (st)
  18. Kuni - Telepathy
  19. Black Sabbath - Fairies Wear Boots
  20. Bad Brains - I Against I
  21. Killer Dwarfs - Stand Tall
  22. Nuclear Assault - Cold Steel
  23. Crisis - Battlefield (st)
  24. Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper

Notes

Session: Crisis.

Lie Back and Enjoy It: Flossie from Skipton.

Date confirmed. Tommy announces Ozzy Osbourne live from Donington next week (confirmed as 12 Dec 1986).

The first three tracks aren't from my recording. Thanks to the Friday Rock Show Wiki.


12 Dec 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Saint - Through You I'm Winning
  2. Warfare - You Really Got Me
  3. Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Fury
  4. Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday (live)
  5. Uriah Heep - Love Machine (live)
  6. Dirty Looks - Get Off
  7. Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
  8. Mass - Straight to Hell
  9. Possessed - Restless Dead
  10. Marillion - He Knows You Know
  11. Jesters of Destiny - Incubus / Attack of the Jesters
  12. Ozzy Osbourne - Suicide Solution (live)
  13. Ozzy Osbourne - Never Know Why (live)
  14. Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley (live)
  15. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the Dark (live)
  16. Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Know (live)
  17. Ozzy Osbourne - Killer of Giants (live)
  18. Ozzy Osbourne - Thank God for the Bomb (live)
  19. Ozzy Osbourne - Iron Man (live)
  20. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train (live)
  21. Ozzy Osbourne - Paranoid (live)
  22. Queen - Get Down, Make Love
  23. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
  24. Agent Steel - Mad Locust Rising
  25. The Who - Summertime Blues (live)

Notes

Ozzy Osbourne live at Donington 1986.

Date confirmed. News after the show references a Soviet arliner crashing in East Berlin, which happened on 12 Dec 1986.


19 Dec 1986

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

  1. Brighton Rock - Young, Wild and Free
  2. Ted Nugent - Snakeskin Cowboys
  3. Madison - Can't Take It Any More
  4. Diamond Rexx - All I Need
  5. Girlschool - Death on Two Legs (st)
  6. Castle Blak - Glory Hole
  7. The Outlaws - Devil's Road
  8. Billy Squier - Break the Silence
  9. Cryptic Slaughter - Low Life
  10. Pantera - Daughters of the Queen
  11. Girlschool - Turn It Up (st)
  12. Vow Wow - Love Walks
  13. Bon Jovi - Without Love
  14. Magnum - Back to Earth

Notes

Opening comments reference this as the 'last rocking night before Christmas', so 19 Dec 1986.

Session: Girlschool (repeat).

Intro mentions tracks by Raw Power, Hexx, Krokus, Detente, Led Zeppelin, Deep Switch and Manowar.


26 Dec 1986

This show listing is complete.

  1. Metallica - Master of Puppets
  2. Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
  3. AC/DC - High Voltage (st)
  4. AC/DC - Live Wire (st)
  5. AC/DC - Can I Sit Next to You Girl (st)
  6. AC/DC - Little Lover (st)
  7. Magnum - Kingdom of Madness
  8. Europe - The Final Countdown
  9. Marillion - Forgotten Sons (live)
  10. Marillion - He Knows You Know (live)
  11. Metal Church - Burial at Sea
  12. Thin Lizzy - Emerald (st)
  13. Thin Lizzy - Warrior (st)
  14. Thin Lizzy - The Cowboy Song (st)
  15. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (st)
  16. Motörhead - Locomotive
  17. Bon Jovi - Let It Rock
  18. Iron Maiden - Children of the Damned (live)
  19. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (live)
  20. Iron Maiden - 22 Acacia Avenue (live)
  21. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (live)

Notes

Sessions: AC/DC (from 3 Jun 1976) and Thin Lizzy (recorded 12 Feb 1976).

Live: Marillion (at Reading 1983, originally broadcast 18 Nov 1983) and Iron Maiden (at Reading 1982).

Date confirmed: it's Boxing Day.



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