Summary: Martian Landscape broadcasts weekly on DashRadio.com's "11" and "70's" stations, with archived episodes available here via podcast! Martian Landscape focuses on musical obscurities (and absurdities) from 70's hard rock/psychedelia, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, thrash metal, 70's/80's glam, 60's garage rock, punk, new wave, post punk, and whatever else your host, The Maestro, can pull from his vast musical archives, Martian Landscape will take you on a 2 hour tour of the unknown...download and enjoy!!
Martian Landscape 59 originally aired on DashRadio.com the weekend of April 28-30, and gets HEAVY as we wrap up April....and every set on this episode ends with a deep LIVE track!! We kick things off with two mid-April album masterpieces from 1980: Iron Maiden's debut and "British Steel" from Judas Priest!! We then run through the early 80's sequentially with deep tracks from Black Sabbath's "Heaven and Hell" from 1980, Tygers Of Pan Tangs's "Spellbound" from 1981, and Motorhead's "Iron Fist" from 1982!! We stay in the early 80's with more heavy deep cuts from Fastway, Krokus, Diamond Head, Witchfynde, #Holocaust, and Girlschool!! We then head back to the mid 70's for classic tunes from Nazareth, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Pat Travers, and AC/DC, before signing off with UFO!! THIS EPISODE IS ALL KILLER, NO FILLER....GRAB IT TODAY!!!!
Martian Landscape 58 originally aired on DashRadio.com the weekend of April 21-23, and celebrates the life of guitarist J. Geils with lots of powerhouse music from The J. Geils Band....we've got an opening set of studio deep cuts, and a closing set of live music guaranteed to blow your face out!! We also feature two 1970's album anniversaries: David Bowie's classic "Aladdin Sane" from 1973, and Thin Lizzy's brilliant "Black Rose" from 1979!! We stay in the 70's, more specifically 1974, for more album anniversaries from: Blue Oyster Cult, Elf, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robin Trower, and Sweet!! And, of course, we wrap it all up with UFO!! DON'T MISS THIS GREAT TRIBUTE EPISODE FOR J. GEILS.... DOWNLOAD IT TODAY!!!!
Martian Landscape 57 originally aired on DashRadio.com the weekend of April 7-9, and celebrates the 41st anniversary of Rush's 2112 with ALL of side 1!! We also feature a birthday tribute set for guitar great Gary Moore, with deep cuts from his solo career as well as Skid Row (original!) and Thin Lizzy!! Cozy Powell gets an extended tribute set as well with music from his days with The Michael Schenker Group, Whitesnake, Gary Moore, plus a whole separate set of Rainbow tunes as we also spotlight the 39th anniversary of "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll"!! To round out the tributes for April, we also offer some deep cuts from Nirvana for Kurt Cobain, with a little extra something from Wesley Willis!! Judas Priest (Sin After Sin) and The Clash (Debut) share an anniversary on the same day: April 8th, 1977, and we celebrate with deep cuts from both, and then wrap things up with a short guilty pleasure set of Journey for their Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame induction, and two album anniversaries!! And let's never forget about UFO!! LONG LIVE THIS EPISODE.....DOWNLOAD IT TODAY!!!!!
Martian Landscape 56 originally aired on DashRadio.com the weekend of March 31-April 2, and celebrates the 35th anniversary of two classic hard rock/heavy metal albums: Scorpions' "Blackout," and Iron Maiden's "The Number of the Beast," both released within a week of each other in March of 1982!! We also review the recent LA area UFO & Saxon shows with some deep cuts from their live sets!! Then we welcome in spring with a great set of early 70's psyche rock and heavy blues from: Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Bulbous Creation, Captain Beyond, Fleetwood Mac, and Status Quo!! We wrap things up with a nice long tribute set for Chuck Berry featuring diverse covers from: Judas Priest, AC/DC, Foghat, MC5, Mountain, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, and The Beatles!! THIS EPISODE HAS IT ALL....DOWNLOAD IT TODAY!!!!!
Martian Landscape #5 pays tribute to some rock legends whom we've lost such as Rory Gallagher, Alvin Lee (Ten Years After), and John Lord (Deep Purple). Episode #5 also offers up an extended set to honor the recent passing of Clive Burr, original drummer of Iron Maiden during their NWOBHM glory days!! In between the tributes you'll find the usual deep cuts--this time from bands like Rush, Blue Öyster Cult, Love, The Zombies, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Charlatans, Rainbow, and of course, UFO--all themed around the questions of life and death.
Martian Landscape #4 is an ode to the apocalypse, so most of the show is HEAVY! The first half of the show is dedicated to the fear of doomsday perpetuated by the media hype, while the second half transitions to an embrace of life and survival. As always, the songs are deep cuts hand-picked by your host, the Maestro. Featured bands are: Bad Religion, Pretenders, The Idle Race, Status Quo, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Riot, Armored Saint, Slayer, Exodus, Mercyful Fate, Venom, X, The Missing 23rd, New Bomb Turks, Lagwagon, UFO, Queen, and many more! Martian Landscape #4 will certainly challenge your survival skills!
Martian Landscape episode #3 is chock full of great obscurities from Rocket From The Crypt, Screw 32, The Sonics, The Move, Sweet, Aerosmith, Montrose, UFO, Rush, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Beastie Boys, Accept, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, T.Rex, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, DEVO, and much more! Set themes for this edition of the Martian Landscape you ask? Psychosis, Space, 90's Lo-Fi, Running Wild, and one for the girls.... This episode is guaranteed goodness!!