Sussex Rocks 2012 with Richard Perkins | Day 5

Class of 2012

Student Performance

The students put on amazing performance for friends and family at the Willingdon Community School in Eastbourne. The 60+ minute set included:


  1. Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  2. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
  3. Enter Sandman – Metallica
  4. Highway To Hell – AC/DC

Thomas (Sax) Band

  1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen


  1. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan/G N’ R
  2. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  3. Run To You – Bryan Adams
  4. I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts


  1. Walking By Myself – Gary Moore
  2. Victim of Changes – Judas Priest
  3. One Step Beyond – Madness

Videos and photos to follow…


Sussex Rocks 2012 with Richard Perkins | Day 3

The Southwest Rockers continued their jamming after some minor line-up changes to mix things up and allow the youngsters to experience playing alongside new musicians after a couple of days of rehearsing in the same bands.

Today’s play list included Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit“, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and Gary Moore’s power blues “Walking By Myself“. Below: one band jams The Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Californication“.

Another band learned to play The Who classic “Substitute“, penned by Pete Townshend and released in 1966 reaching #5 in the UK. The track was supposedly inspired by Townshend’s idea that The Who were a substitue for The Rolling Stones and was the guitarists response to The Stones mega hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction“, which he wanted to try and match with a memorable riff of their own.

Substitute – The Who

Intro Riff: “Substitute” – The Who (Pete Townshend)

The riff is made up of triads (3 note chords) with the open D pedal note in the bass. This creates a rich chord texture for the A/D and G/D, synonymous with the powerful Pete Townshend sound of the 60s.