Rik Mayall and The Young Ones Totally Rocked 12th June

Once again this week’s show is a memorial show to a punk rock figure who has passed away in 2014.  My exposure to Rik Mayall was largely based around The Young Ones and so that’s the theme for this evening.  Things start off all British and gritty with Motorhead, The Sex Pistols, The Dammed, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Madness, Culture Shock, The Partisans, Slaughter and the Dogs, Peter and the Test Tube Babies and X-Ray Spex.  At the half hour mark we move into a more 80’s inspired set with Ian Drury and the Blockheads, The B-52’s, Adam and the Ants, The Stranglers and Spizz Energi.  The punk makes a welcome return with The Outcasts, Stiff Little Fingers and the Ruts before The Buzzcocks finish things off.  Fairwell and fair play  to the People’s Poet, thanks for the madness.

Tune in, Rock out, watch The Young Ones again.


All the links these week take you to deadly live videos of all the bands (most of it TV appearances, some of them from the Young Ones)