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183 – RIP Mark Lanegan & Jamal Edwards

It’s a rather different show on Riot Act this week. Steve and Remfry spend the majority of the show paying tribute to a musical hero in the aftermath of the news of Mark Lanegan’s passing at the age of 57. From Screaming Trees to Queens of the Stone Age to his solo material and guest appearances on releases from the likes of Cult of Luna, Manic Street Preachers and The Armed, Lanegan has been one of our most covered artists on this show and we have seldom been anything other than awestruck by his magnificent voice, poignant lyrics and vast range and brave decision making as an artist. So it felt right that we dedicate the majority of the show to talk about our feelings on losing him.

There is more sad news as we also pay tribute to Jamal Edwards, who also passed away at the age of 31 this week, and talk about his incredible work in helping the early careers of everyone from Dave and Stormzy to Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora. We also discuss the latest releases by Bambara and Blood Incantation, ask why Tool are charging nearly £600 for a vinyl and examine the damage done to the O2 Arena in London after Storm Eunice ripped parts of its roof off.

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121 – Palm Reader, Billie Joe Armstrong, Hatebreed and Clutch

Steve’s in a festive mood because it’s Thanksgiving and nothing gets him feeling more jolly than celebrating the concentrated slaughter of millions of people… ahhh bliss! But there’s genuinely something to celebrate as the long awaited 4th album from Palm Reader is out. Remfry and Steve review that alongside new albums by Billie Joe Armstrong, Hatebreed and Clutch. And we also correct our errors from last week when stating that there are no bands left to reform … you’ve come back to us in your droves and we cycle through the bands you’d like to see reform who haven’t done so yet. 

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Rioteers Review

RR23 Screaming Trees – Sweet Oblivion

Originally On Patreon- April 14th 2020

In this Rioteer’s Review, suggested by Max Ellis, Remfry and Steve discuss the 1992 sixth studio album by psychedelic ‘grunge’ underdogs Screaming Trees. They discuss the band’s involvement in the Singles soundtrack, pour yet more worship upon Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan (as per) and attempt to get to the bottom of why Screaming Trees never ‘hit big’ in the same way as their contemporaries Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.