Look, you know it, we know it, and anyone with a record collection bigger than a clutch of Best-Ofs knows it; rock never died, rock never went away, and rock hasn’t ever really needed to “come back” in a meaningful way (creatively, at any rate). That doesn’t stop the inevitable cycle where every few years when a handful of bands with guitars muscle their way back into the spotlight a little bit a corresponding parade of broadsheet idiots emerge clutching newspaper columns and opinion pieces claiming “rock is back!”
However, one benefit of this resurgence in mainstream interest in all things heavy is the BBC Radio 1 giving extra attention to their excellent Rock Show. Daniel P Carter has been bumped up the schedule from his previous graveyard shift to a much bigger, better, and more high-profile 7pm-10pm slot on Sunday evenings. Do we need to tell you exactly why this is a great news? Well, yes, obviously – that’s the point of this article – but after last night’s debut 7pm show, we cobbled a short list together to encourage you to listen in on future weeks in case you weren’t already.
The Top 6 reasons why the Radio 1 Rock Show being on Sunday evenings is great: