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Guitar Heroes at the BBC: 5/6

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The start of an evening of classic rock, featuring archive performances by Alice Cooper, Queen, New York Dolls, John Martyn, Whitesnake, and Black Sabbath. See panel. (S)

Today's Choices: Dust off the loon pants for this second compilation, mostly of big riff merchants. Alice Cooper's Schools Out gets things off in fine style but the New York Dolls are less convincing. Viewers of a certain age will by now remember that the 1970s was the decade that fashion forgot. Musically, it pushed the boundaries too. This is like one of the compilation albums of the era: acts from different worlds appear to be neighbours - "Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, say hello to the Skids". It does deliver some weird and, occasionally, wonderful music. (Geoff Ellis)

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Singer: Alice Cooper
Band: Queen
Band: New York Dolls
Singer/guitarist: John Martyn
Band: Whitesnake
Band: Black Sabbath

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Guitar Heroes at the BBC: 5/6

BBC Four, 1 January 2010 21.00






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