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    • February 23, 2019 8:18 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday February 23rd from Noon-2:00PM EST. There will be LOADS of new punk and garage tunes. Tune your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • February 9, 2019 1:50 PM CST
    • Playlist 02-09-19

      Toy Dolls - Dougy Giro
      Overjoyed - Broken Tramploline
      Steel Chains - I Know
      Wild Zeros - She Knows
      Neighborhood Brats - Dumpster Values
      Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
      Fadeaways - I'm Just A Mops
      Cayman Kings - Pink & Blue
      Bob Mould - Send Me A Postcard
      Screaming Dead - Pretty-Mess
      Auto-DE-FE - The Power Behind The Throne
      Underdogs - Nowhere To Hide
      Perjury - What's In Your Head Now
      Now - Into The 80's
      Vibrators - Into The Future
      X-Ray Spex - Identity
      Atomic Zeros - Baby I Don't Care
      Trousers - The Worst Is Yet To Come
      1.4.5. - Sorry Wrong Number
      Magnolias - She Cracked
      Jon Davies - You Know Who You Are
      Palmyra Delran and the Dopple Gang - Walk Away
      Muffs - Sad Tomorrow
      Hoodoo Gurus - I Don't Know Anything
      Rollin Machine - Dirty Rock N Rolla
      Secret Living Room Band - The City
      Professionals - 1-2-3
      Newtown Neurotics - Wake Up
      Embrooks - Have You Ever Loved Somebody
      Real Kids - Bad To Worse
      Testors - Time Is Mine
      Launderettes - Just Dropped In
      S.F.B. - Cyclone
      Harmonica Lewinski - Gringo Grind
      Routes - Driving Round In Circles
      Seasicks - One Step Closer
      Infrared Radiation Orchestra - Smoke & Blood

    • February 9, 2019 8:35 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday February 9th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Tune your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • January 26, 2019 1:52 PM CST
    • Playlist 01-26-19

      Members - Chelsea Nightclub
      Chron Gen - Outlaw
      Damned - 1 of the 2
      Partisans - 17 Years of Hell
      Fluid - Is It Day I'm Seeing
      Neighborhood Brats - Night Shift
      1.4.5 - Your Own World
      Atomic Zeros - Out of Control
      Palmyra Delran and the Dopplel Gang - Come Spy With Me
      Redd Kross - Citadel
      Connells - Scotty's Lament
      Scruffy The Cat - My Baby She's Allright
      Box of Rocks - The Only One
      False Positives - Good Enough For Rock 'n' Roll
      Real Kids - Let Me Convince You
      Jawbreaker - Lawn
      Embrooks - You Can If You Want
      Chesterfield Kings - I Can Only Give You Everything
      Ye Nuns - Nun Time
      Fuzztones - Heathen Set
      Dean Landew - Holiday Bash
      Trousers - Spinning Wheel
      S.F. B. - Storm A Brewin'
      Secret Livingroom Band - The City
      Perjury - Took Your Money
      Underdogs - Reality Reversing
      Rollin Machine - Bitter and Twisted
      Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna
      Detroit Cobras - Hey Sailor
      Mr. T Experience - Supersonic
      Queers - Mrs. Brown You've Got An Ugly Daughter
      Richies - Hell's Grannies
      Harmonica Lewinski - Ghost Ride
      Routes - Vendetta
      45 Spider - Send Me A Postcard
      Ar-Kaics - Don't Go With Him
      Cramps - Ultra Twist
      Infrared Radiation Orchestra - Pelican
      Dots on Dice - Modern Lover
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • January 26, 2019 8:36 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday January 26th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • January 12, 2019 12:49 PM CST
    • Playlist 01-12-19

      Naked Raygun - Vanilla Blue
      Downbeat 5 - I Found Out
      Neighborhood Brats - Dear Angelo
      Atomic Zeros - Devil Inside
      Adverts - On Wheels
      Masshysteri - Masshysteri Del Två
      Lush - Demystification
      Embrooks - Nightmare
      Harmonica Lewinski - Night of the Ghouls
      Fadeaways - Midnight To Six Man
      Routes - Driving Round In Circles
      45 Spider - It's A Cryin' Shame
      dB's - Neverland
      Dumptruck - Going Nowhere

    • January 12, 2019 8:04 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday January 12th from Noon to 2:00PM EST. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • December 29, 2018 1:45 PM CST
    • Playlist 12-29-18

      Serious Drinking - Hangover
      Ramones - Somebody Put Something In My Drink
      Sweet Baby - Year After Year
      Spazzys - I Don't Want To Go To The Party
      Adrenalin O.D. - New Year's Eve
      Neighborhood Brats - One Way Friends
      X - Nausea
      Dead Boys - All The Way Down (Poison Lady)
      BellRays - One Big Party
      Monster Magnet - I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time
      Chelsea - No Escape
      Rollin Machine - Off The Clock
      Skafish - Disgracing The Family Name
      Damned - Drinking About My Baby
      Palmyra Delran and the Doppel Gang - (If You'd Like To Make A Call) Please Hang Up
      When Particles Collide - The Whiskey Always Wins
      Atomic Zeros - Devil Inside
      Supersuckers - A Good Night For Drinkin'
      Gotohells - Drink, Drank, Drunk
      Baby Bhang - 1 to Six
      Trousers - Done For Good
      False Positives - Good Enough For Rock 'n' Roll
      Dirty Looks - Let Go
      Dean Landew - Holiday Bash
      Fadeaways - Sorry
      Real Kids - Hot Dog
      45 Spider - Hurtin' Kind
      Ar-Kaics - What You Do
      UK Subs - Party In Paris
      Bleed - Wasted Nights
      Perjury - On the Run
      Underdogs - Hate Bomb
      Routes - Driving Round In Circles
      Mono Men - Scotch
      Chesterfield Kings - I Think I'm Down
      Infrared Radiation Orchestra - I'm Not Yer Dog
      Avengers - We Are The One
      Bob Mould - Sacrifice/Let There Be Peace
      Yobs - Auld Lang Syne
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • December 29, 2018 7:22 AM CST
    • In advance of New Year's Eve, The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be playing loads of songs about drinking, partying and the consequences of too much drinking and partying. The festivities will be from Noon-2:00PM on Saturday December 29th. Just tune in to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY. or stream it live from the link at

    • December 15, 2018 1:47 PM CST

    • Playlist 12-15-18

      Buzzcocks - Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
      Buzzcocks - You Say You Don't Love Me
      Buzzcocks - I Look Alone
      Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
      TVTV$ - Daddy Drank Our Xmas Money
      Dean Landew - Holiday Bash
      Angry Snowmans - Egg Nog
      Emerald Aquarium - White Christmas
      Palmyra Delran and The Doppel Gang - Walk Away
      Real Kids - Let Me Convince You
      Chesterfield Kings - I Can Only Give You Everything
      Ye Nuns - Drunken Maria
      Atomic Zeros - I'm Not Cool
      Neighborhood Brats - Comfort Women
      Baby Bhang - Buy A Goat
      Rollin Machine - In Your Pocket
      Wild Billy Childish and The MBE's - Christmas Lights
      Andy Smash - Little Drummer Boy
      99ers - Merry Christmas Really Sucks
      Angry Snowmans - Slave To Saint Nick
      James McCann and the New Vindictives - Slippin'
      Husker Du - Keep Hanging On
      Hinkley - Let's Rot Together
      Wipes - All For You
      Underdogs - Nowhere To Hide
      Slow Faction - Antifascist
      Perjury - Took Your Money
      Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - London Is Burning
      Blue Hearts - Be Nice
      Wire - I Should Have Known Better
      Young Docktors In Lust - Today It's Christmas Day
      Yobs - Gloria
      Angry Snowmans - Richard Hung His Sock
      Angry Snowmans - You Drive My Sleigh (You Jolly Fella)
      Fadeaways - Nothin'
      Routes - Submit, Obey and Die
      Woolley Bushmen - Something New
      Dirty Contacts - The World's End
      45 Spider - Send Me A Postcard
      Ar-Kaics - Distemper
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • December 15, 2018 6:07 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday December 15th from Noon-2:00PM EST. In addition to many new and old garage-punk tunes, there will be a tribute to the late Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks and a few sets of punk Christmas tunes. Some naughty, some nice. Mostly naughty. You can get your lumps of coal at 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • December 1, 2018 2:00 PM CST
    • Playlist 12-01-18

      Motorhead - Rock 'N' Roll
      Atomic Zeros - Smell of Napalm
      Baby Bhang - Buy A Goat
      Neighborhood Brats - Dear Angelo
      Slow Faction - Antifascist
      Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - London Is Burning
      Rollin Machine - Bitter and Twisted
      Wormhead - Oblivious
      Palmyra Delran & The Doppel Gang - Come Spy with Me
      Every Mother's Son - Allison Dozer
      Ugly Beats - KO'd
      Fadeaways - I'm Just A Mops
      Redd Kross - Deuce
      Junk Monkeys - Wig Shop
      Smithereens - White Castle Blues
      Headcoats - Troubled Times
      Chesterfield Kings - I Think I'm Down
      Dirty Contacts - When You Stop Lovin' Me
      Badass Motherfuzzers - I Can't See
      Real Kids - The Girl Don't Get Me
      Angry Snowmans - Ebeneezer Uber Alles
      Angry Snowmans - Is There a Present For Me
      Angry Snowmans - Lights Up
      Angry Snowmans - Somebody's Gonna Get Their Hall Decked In
      Ye Nuns - Nun Time
      Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hold Tight
      Plasticland - In My Black and White
      Routes - Driving Around In Circles
      Control Freaks - Hatelist
      Melisandre's Beaver - Charging Up!
      Quitman - I Want An Enemy
      Dahlmanns - Get It Right
      Goggs - Ruptured Line
      45 Spider - Leave My House
      Joan Jett - Fresh Start
      Ar-Kaics - What You Do
      Wipes - Gotta Leave
      Peter118 - Money and Lies
      Hinkley - Black Kite
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • February 22, 2019 12:03 PM CST
    • Last week I did an entire episode focusing on the music of King Khan & BBQ Show and solo/related bands.  I also interviewed both King Khan & Mark Sultan/BBQ.

      The KK&BBQ Show Playlist:

      1. The King Khan & BBQ Show - Illuminations (Bad News Boys - In The Red Recordings - 2015)
      2. The King Khan & BBQ Show - I'll Never Belong (What's For Dinner? - In The Red Recordings - 2006)
      3. The King Khan & BBQ Show - Fish Fight (The King Khan & BBQ Show - Goner Records - 2005)
      4. The King Khan & BBQ Show - Animal Party (Invisible Girl - In The Red Recordings - 2009)
      5. The Spaceshits - 60 Nights of Boredom (Misbehavin' - Sympathy For The Record Industry - 1999)


      6. King Khan & His Sensational Shrines - Spread Your Love Like … Peanut Butter (Spread Your Love Like Peanut Butter - Sounds of Subterrania - 2000)
      7. King Khan & The Shrines - Land of the Freak (What Is?! - Vice Records - 2007)


      8. Mark Sultan - Believe Me (Let Me Out - Dirty Water Records - 2018)
      9. Mark Sultan - Axis Abraxas (Whatever I Want - In The Red Recordings - 2011)
      10. Les Sexareenos - Everybody Sexareeno! (Live In Bed - Sympathy For The Record Industry - 2000)
      11. The Ding-Dongs - Ding-Dong Party (The Ding-Dongs - Norton Records - 2010)
      12. The Tandoori Knights - Bucketful (Curry Up! It's The Tandoori Knights - Norton Records - 2010)
      13. The Almighty Defenders - All My Loving (The Almighty Defenders - Vice Records - 2009)
      14. The King Khan & BBQ Show - Hold me Tight (The King Khan & BBQ Show - Goner Records - 2005) 
      15. The King Khan & BBQ Show - What's For Dinner? (What's For Dinner? - In The Red Recordings - 2006)
      16. The King Khan & BBQ Show - Ocean of Love (Bad News Boys - In The Red Recordings - 2015)
      17. The King Khan & BBQ Show - Invisible Girl (Invisible Girl - In The Red Recordings - 2009)

      Download/stream this here:

    • February 15, 2019 8:57 PM CST
    • I did a program focusing on the music of Pete Shelley & Buzzcocks recently featuring solo material and selections from Buzzcocks catalogue.  

      Love Bites: The Music of Pete Shelly & Buzzcocks Playlist:

      1. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (Live Lesser Free Trade Hall 7-21-1978) (Love Bites (Deluxe Edition) - EMI - 2010)
      2. Buzzcocks - Boredom (Spiral Scratch EP - New Hormones - 1977)
      3. Buzzcocks - Lester Sand (A Drop In The Ocean) (Time's Up - Voto - 1978)
      4. Buzzcocks - Don't Mess Me Around (Time's Up - Voto - 1978)
      5. Buzzcocks - Whatever Happened To (Demo) (Another Music In A Different Kitchen (Deluxe Edition) - EMI - 2010)
      6. Buzzcocks - Fast Cars (Peel Session 09-07-1977) (The Peel Sessions Album - Strange Fruit - 1989)
      7. Buzzcocks - Fiction Romance (Another Music In A Different Kitchen - United Artists Records - 1978)
      8. Buzzcocks - Love You More (Singles Going Steady - I.R.S. Records - 1979)
      9. Buzzcocks - Promises (Singles Going Steady - I.R.S. Records - 1979)
      10. Buzzcocks - Nostalgia (Love Bites - United Artists Records - 1978)
      11. Buzzcocks - Sixteen Again (Love Bites - United Artists Records - 1978)
      12. Buzzcocks - E.S.P. (Love Bites - United Artists Records - 1978)
      13. Buzzcocks - You Say You Don't Love Me (A Different Kind of Tension - United Artists Records - 1979)
      14. Buzzcocks - Hollow Inside (A Different Kind of Tension - United Artists Records - 1979)
      15. Pete Shelley - Homosapien (Homosapien - Genetic Records/Arista Records - 1981)
      16. Pete Shelley - Yesterday's Not Here (Homosapien - Genetic Records/Arista Records - 1981)
      17. Pete Shelley - Telephone Operator (XL1 - Genetic Records/Arista Records - 1983)
      18. Pete Shelley - XL1 (XL1 - Genetic Records/Arista Records - 1983)
      19. Pete Shelley - On Your Own (Heaven & The Sea - Mercury Records - 1986)
      20. ShelleyDevoto - Can You See Me Shining? (Buzzkunst - Cooking Vinyl - 2002)
      21. Buzzcocks - Morning After (Buzzcocks - Cherry Red/Merge Records - 2003)
      22. Buzzcocks - Flat-Pack Philosophy (Flat-Pack Philosophy - Cooking Vinyl - 2006)
      23. Buzzcocks - Everybody's Happy Nowadays (Singles Going Steady - I.R.S. Records - 1979)
      24. Buzzcocks - Noise Annoys (Peel Session 10-04-1978) (The Peel Sessions Album - Strange Fruit - 1989)
      25. Buzzcocks - What Do I Get? (Singles Going Steady - I.R.S. Records - 1979)
      26. Buzzcocks - I Look Alone (C81 - Rough Tapes - 1981)

      Check out my blog post on this program here:

      Download/listen to this episode here:

    • February 9, 2019 4:38 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist February 8/2019

      1. Chain and the Gang….Why Not…from the Best Of Crime Rock from a couple years ago. This wasn’t the track I had intended to start the show with, but it’s a good one anyways.
      2. The Rizdales….Honky Tonk Honeymoon….from their recent Lucky Enough release and has a mention of the Richmond, which is where they are playing today.
      3. 3 O’Clock Train….Bluer Than You….from the recent Cua Tro De Los Angeles release and the Train is scheduled at Fitzrays on March 6th.
      4. Flamin’ Groovies….City Lights….from their 1971 Teenage Head release and keeps us in a kind of country vibe for this set. As most of you know, this release was where Hamilton’s Teenage Head got their name.
      5. Sheesham and Lotus and Son…..Ida Red….from their 2018 Clear The Table Release. Sheesham is scheduled to play the Cuckoo’s Nest on Sunday, here in London.
      6. Delta Stone and the Wardogs….Ain’t Got The Blues….from their Cajun Queen release from last year and they are playing a benefit tonight at Winks here in London.
      7. Weird Omens…..Highway…..from their recent release on Dirty Water Records out of the UK.
      8. Snake Rattlers…..Aither’s Theme….from their brand new All Heads Will Roll release on Dirty Water Records. This is a husband wife duo with a primal roots rock attack and are from the UK.
      9. The Reply….There Shall Come A Time…..from their Downtown Soul release from 2013 and they were based in Toronto. Played London a coupla times and were an amazing live act! Former Londoner James Bond plays keys and sometimes lead vocals.
      10. King Khan and the Shrines….On A Brass Bed….from their 2004 Mr Supernatural release. Around the time of this release, they played here at Call The Office and there were almost as many people on stage as in the sparse crowd. It was their first date of a North American tour and they absolutely floored me that night and made a fan for life!
      11. Jackie Shane…..Sticks and Stones….from her Any Other Way release from last year. This release is nominated for a Grammy in the historical release category. Also there’s an interview with Jackie on the CBC website, first interview in probably 50 years as Jackie went into seclusion after her star days in the Toronto soul scene. Similar to the Betty Page story in which she’s finally found after many decades of hiding.
      12. Jackie Shane….Any Other Way…. As above.
      13. Deadly Snakes….So Young And So Cruel….from their Porcella release from 2005. The only time I ever saw this combo, was at Call The Office and Greg Cartwright was in the band as he appeared on their 2001 release, I’m Not Your Soldier Anymore.
      14. Stance….Sweet Tooth….from their I Left Love Behind A Long Time Ago release from 2009. The band is from Halifax and did play a couple of shows here in London and we even had them as guests right here on Radio WW many years back.
      15. Andy Butler….Oh Heartbreak….from Andy’s brand new Garage Heartbreak release and a bit of a change from his usual guitar powerpop sounds. But as always, great sounding material and you’ll be hearing more of this one on Radio WW.
      16. Coaching For Sara….Receive….from their brand new download and from right here in London via Walkerton.
      17. Paris Street Rebels….I Don’t Wanna Die Young….brand new release at the station from this Scottish combo.
      18. Bleeter…..Cocaine….download from this local combo of veterans that play out every now and again.
      19. TVD….I’d Kiss You Honey But You’re Standing On My Bottom Lip….from their Salvation Through Distraction release from 2016 and they were playing the evening this show aired.
      20. Bloodshot Bill and Shannon….True….from a recent 7” and Bloodshot Bill plays Call The Office on March 10th with usual headliners catl opening up. This one’s gonna be amazing!!
      21. Nina Simone….Buck….from her Sings The Blues release from 1967.
      22. Dashboard Rattle…Fla Blues….from their brand new self titled release and from right here in London Ontario. They sold out the London Music Club at their CD release party last weekend and the CD will be in stores momentarily.
      23. Evan Johns and the H Bombs….Vacation….from their 1982 Rollin’ Through The Night release on Alternative Tentacles as label head Jello Biafra was a big fan of this combo. We got to see them a few times, Oshawa and Hamilton, but they never did get here to play.
      24. Randall Pee Coltrane….Fort Likkerdale….from their recent Fort Likkerdale release.
      25. Headless Horsemen…..Bitter Heart….from their 1987 Can’t Help But Shake release and they played here in London at Key West prior to the release of this one. They’ve just released an outtakes LP and there’s a blog called Shake Some Action that has several HH entries including one with some pics taken right here when they played Key West.
      26. The Midways….Little GT…from their 2003 Pay More and Get A Good Seat release and they were from Toronto.
      27. Thee Headcoatees…..Louis Riel…from their Have Love Will Travel and it’s always cool when a UK combo sings about a significant historical event that happened here in Canada.
      28. The Minstrels….Rock’n’Roll Star….from their 1997 West Coast Time Trippers release. Originally from Quebec City, this combo moved around a fair bit and had their first release on What Wave Records back in 1989.
      29. The Bell Rays….Blues For Godzilla….from their 1993  Let It Blast release.
      30. American Flamewhip….Gasoline….from their Fingertight release from 2006 and features J-Rod on vocals and guitar. She went on to the Angry Dragons, one of the best garage combos to ever come out of Winnipeg.
      31. Karen Monster….Kill…from the Necessary Evil release from 1993 and a disciple of the Johnny Thunders school of cool.
      32. Etta James…..Tough Lover….from a Greatest Hits comp and originally released back in 1956.


      Out of time, but certainly not tunes! Big Thanx for all the emails, messages, texts, phone calls and Heys!!! That’s what makes it all worthwhile!

      Back again next week and the following week we’re doing an all Black show as this is Black History Month here in Canada.

    • February 3, 2019 10:14 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist February 1/2019


      1. Coaching For Sara…..Receive…..brand new recording we got earlier this week.
      2. Positively Stompin….Just A Little Bit….from their Junk Drawer release and a request. 2 of the member of this band were in UIC and another was an occasional member. They were inspired by…
      3. Stompin’ Tom Connors….Tillsonburg…..from a Boot single and a song that pretty well everyone from around this area knows.
      4. UIC…..Crop Dustin’….from the recently re-ished Our Garage release which is available locally.
      5. UIC….Green Lady….from the recently re-ished Like 90 release which is available locally.
      6. Dogmatics…..Gimme The Shakes….from a 1983 7” and a request from last week.
      7. Bath Salts…..Cool Like The Music…from the Mardi Gras release and they are playing tonight at the Richmond.
      8. The Mongrels….All Systems Go…..from their demo and they are playing Sunday at the Richmond for their monthly Rock’n’Roll Rent Party.
      9. Miesha and the Spanks…..Leather Jacket….from their Gods Of Love release from a couple years back.
      10. Shoobies…..JROL….from their recent Nevermind The Hardcore release and they played last night at the 765 Old East. Drove down and was going to go see them, but there were at least a dozen police cars and an ambulance or 2 all with lights flashing, down a couple doors. No idea what was going down, but I wasn’t sticking around to find out. Shoobies played unaware of the outside activities.
      11. The Thing From Outer Space…..Penetration….from their most recent download.
      12. The Stairs….Weed Bus…from the brand new re-ish of Mexican R’n’B release and this was a big fave of Rob Munro when it came out originally.
      13. Jon Spencer…..Trash Can….from the recent Spencer Sings The Hits release.
      14. Randall Pee Coltrane….Riptide…from their recent Fort Likkerdale release.
      15. UK Jefferson….Monday Morning…..from their recent self titled debut release.
      16. Thornetta Davis…Try To Remember….from her Sunday Morning Music release and features the recently departed Phil Durr on guitar.
      17. Blue Cheer….Summertime Blues…..from the Vincebus Eruptum release and goes out to drummer Paul Whaley who was their long time drummer.
      18. Blue Cheer…..Just A Little Bit….from a single. These guys were supposedly the loudest band around and helped bring us from the hippy/flower mania of the late 60’s into the heavier 70’s.
      19. Dustbin Flowers…..Just Like A Dream….from their recent Made To Last release…not sure if I played this here, or a little later on.
      20. River City Tanlines….Nothing Means Nothing….from their All 7 Inches Plus 2 More release…love the name of this one!
      21. Avengers….American In Me….start of an Avengers set for the recently departed James Calvin Wilsey who played bass for this combo. James was also the guy who played guitar on Chris Isaak’s first couple of releases and created the whole Chris Isaak sound of dreamy sonic guitar noise.
      22. Avengers…..We Are The One…. As above.
      23. Avengers….Car Crash…. As above.
      24. Avengers…..Corpus Christi… above.
      25. Avengers…..Paint It Black…. As above….Avengers were one of the very first punk combos from San Fran.
      26. Mr Airplane Man….C’mon DJ….from their C’mon DJ release on Sympathy For The Record Industry.
      27. Joan Jett….Roadrunner….from her Fit To Be Tied release.
      28. Sahara Hot Nights…..Walk On the Wire….from their 2004 Kiss And Tell release and from Sweden.
      29. Reverend Horton Heat…..Whole New Life…from the release of the same name and Bloodshot Bill announced he will be touring with these guys and playing with them as part of the tour! And Bloodshot Bill comes back to town on March 10th to Call The Office.
      30. Peter and the Wolves….Beatrice….from their recent Howlin’ and Prowlin’ release.
      31. The Bopcats….Caroline….from a 7” and we’re outta time…..


      Big Thanx for all the phone calls, messages, emails, texts and Heys!!! That’s what fuels us!!

      Back again next week for more!!!

    • January 27, 2019 6:46 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist January 25/2019

      1. Krista D…..Landmine… from her recent Look At Me I’m… release and from Edmonton.
      2. Frankie and Jimmy….Lil Red Riding Hood….from their latest Blues On The Brain release. We did a short trib to F&J as their demise was announced in the last week or so. They had played London a few times and even recorded a live set here on Radio WW back in 7/9/15…
      3. Frankie and Jimmy….Smokestack Lightning….live on Radio WW on the above mentioned show.
      4. Frankie and Jimmy….Spread The News….as above.
      5. Pack AD….This Terror…..from their recent re-ish of Tintype and they started out in a blues mode somewhat similar to Frankie and Jimmy. Pack AD played Call The Office in the early fall and said it may be their last time in London for awhile.
      6. Better Known As….The Rising….brand new demo from a local duo in which bass player Cam Marshman was in The Bopcats in their early days.
      7. Go Betweens….People Say….from their The Pied Piper Followed Us release of 78/79 recordings and from Australia.
      8. Now Time Delegation….Nothing But A Heartache….from their Watch For Today release on In The Red Records. Features the mighty fine vocal stylings of Lisa Kekaula and the guitar manglings of long time vet Tim Kerr along with a host of others.
      9. Lee Fields and the Expressions…It Rains Love….from a recent release at the station.
      10. The Daktaris….Quiet Man Is A Dead Man….from the recent re-ish of Soul Explosion and several members of this combo went on to Antibalas (played them near the end of the show) and the whole Daptone sound/explosion in New York City.
      11. The Rizdales….One More Beer….from their recent Lucky Enough release and from London Ontario.
      12. Louvin Brothers….Satan Is Real….from their Satan Is Real release from 1959.
      13. Rusty and Doug Kershaw…Hey Mae….from their Cajun Country Rockers release on Bear Family Records from 1979. The Sci-Phonics used to cover this one as well as several others from this classic release! As you can hear from the last 2 tracks, sometimes brothers harmonize so well together!
      14. Jerry Lee Lewis….Rambin’ Rose….from the JLL Box Set on Charly and an out take from 1961/62. This could be where the MC5 found this little rocker that they took to the next level.
      15. Snake Rattlers…..Lose My Mind…from the about to be released All Heads Will Roll on the mighty Dirty Water label from the UK.
      16. Weird Omens….A Place I Want To Know….from a brand new 7” on the Dirty Water label.
      17. Jake Starr and the Delicious Features….All The Mess I’m In….brand new release on Beluga out of Sweden and fave band name of this week’s show!
      18. Reverberations…..So Strange….another brand new release from Sweden’s Beluga Records.
      19. Florida Razors….No More Time To Run….from the Half A Rock’n’Roll Record from the mid 80’s and features Tom Wilson on vocals and guitar.
      20. The Shakers…Baby It’s True….from the In Time release and features Dave Rave on vocals and guitar. Dave is back in Teenage Head and they are about to re-release their first album.
      21. King Biscuit Boy….Badly Bent…from the Official Music release from 1972.
      22. Kensington Hillbillies…..Guns Of Brixton….from The Crooked Beat release and the last 4 bands have all been from Hamilton.
      23. The Hypnotics…..Can’t Stand It….from their Modern Art Entertainment release and from Windsor Ontario. We had this trio on last summer doing a live to air.
      24. Oil Tasters…..That’s When The Brick Goes Through the Window…from their 1982 self titled debut album and from Milwaukee.
      25. Urban Verbs….Angry Young Men….from their 1980 self titled debut and from Washington DC.
      26. The Hookup…Go and Hide…from their Cruel Sounds release on Transistor 66 Records and when the band was based in Saskatoon. They’ve since moved back to Montreal.
      27. PJ Harvey…50 Foot Queenie…from the Rid Of Me release from 1993.
      28. Billy Rankin…Baby Come Back….from the Growin’ Up Too Fast release and features Ted McKenna on drums who passed away earlier this week. Ted was a Scottish drummer who recorded and played with many, including Rory Gallagher and…..
      29. Alex Harvey Band…..Gang Bang…from the Next…release.
      30. Funkadelic….Superstupid….from the Best Of Early Days release and we played Big Chief’s version of this one last week and had a request for the original.
      31. Antibalas…..The Ratcatcher….from their self titled release.


      Ran outta time, certainly not material. Thanx Tons for all the emails, messages, texts, phone call and craziness!!!


      Back again next week with a whole pile of requests from this week

    • January 19, 2019 2:31 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist January 18/2019


      1. Budokan……The Right On Girl….from their Spin A Little Gold release from a few years back and from Victoria BC. Nice powerpop to open this edition.
      2. Twin Fin….City Of Sin….from their Whiskey Wine and Venom Love release and they are playing at Winks tonight here in London Ontario.
      3. Dustaphonics…..When You Gonna Learn….from their Party Girl release on Dirty Water Records from a coupla years ago. Meant to play a different track, but this one is just as good!
      4. Condition….Ghost Train….from It Came From Canada Volume 2, in a series of 5 releases put out by OG Records in the late 80’s. Defining cool Canadian indy combos! Condition were from Montreal, released at least 2 long players. Remember seeing them at Call The Office, and they set up all tables that night for this jazz/blues/trad combo.
      5. UN Jefferson….Testify…from their recent self titled debut release and we had singer Ajay on the phone a couple shows back.
      6. Kman and the 45’s….Piece Of The Action….from their recent self titled release and from Montreal.
      7. Shoobies….Flat….from their Nevermind The Hardcore release.
      8. Mack MacKenzie and Chip Kinman…It's Not Worth It...from their recent Cua Tro De Los Angeles release and all money from this goes to the recently passed Tony Kinman’s widow to help with expenses. Chip and Tony are infamous for their Dils and Rank & File combos.
      9. Eugene Ripper….Nothern Train….from the recent Fast Folk Underground 5 release and Eugene is a vet from the late 70’s with Stark Naked and The Fleshtones that used to play here in London.
      10. Jerry Jerry and the Sons Of Rhythm Orchestra….You’ve Lost That Radical Look….from the It Came From Canada Volume 1 release. JJ and the Sons were the hardest drinking band we ever came across and based in Edmonton.
      11. UIC….Nashville Dreamin’…from the recently re-ished Our Garage that is now out in all formats except 8 track and DAT.
      12. UIC….Lockjaw Bay….from the recently re-ished Live Like 90 live recording from Lee’s Palace. Like above and should be available at most record stores.
      13. UK Subs….CID….from the Another Kind Of Blues release from 1979 and went out to Mike to warm him up in his garage.
      14. Urban Dogs….Limo Life….from a 1983 7” that features the Subs Charlie Harper and Vibrators Knox amongst others. Sure sounds like the Subs to me!
      15. UK Subs….Tomorrow’s Girls….from the Another Kind Of Blues release and again for Mike.
      16. Big Chief….Brake Torque….from a 1989 7” and goes out to lead guitarist Phill Durr who passed away last week. These guys blew me away when I first heard them, punk meets funk meets super hard guitars courtesy of Phil.
      17. Big Chief….500 Reasons….from the Face release on Sub Pop and think this was the first long player from this combo.
      18. Big Chief….Superstupid….from the above 7” and my fave Big Chief song! The artwork on their releases is phenomenal and well worth checking out if you ever come across any.
      19. Panic….Can’t Cope….from their self released long player from 2013 and features Londoner Greg Sweetland on the thick strings.
      20. Peter and the Wolves….Hot Foot Woman….from their recent Howlin’ and Prowlin’ release and from Calgary.
      21. Catl….Baby You All Wrong….from their latest, Bide My Time Until I Die.
      22. DT’s….Don’t Mess With Cupid…from a 7” on Get Hip from 2008 and goes out to Danny Bee!
      23. Joe Strummer…..It’s A Rockin’ World…from the recent Joe Strummer 101 release that evolved due to some London Ontario connections that were mentioned last week.
      24. Teengenerate….Top Down…from the Oh Canaduh compilation on Lance Rock Records and our set dedicated to the recently passed Tom Guido who ran the Purple Onion club in SF. Tom played host (and other things) to all in the garage/punk and other related sub genres of music at his highly acclaimed club that ran most of the 90’s.
      25. Troublemakers….Please Don’t Touch Me There…from their self titled release on Screaming Apple Records and played the Purple Onion.
      26. Trashwomen….I’m Dangerous….from their Deep Space release and another combo that made a name for themselves (good or bad, that’s your choice) by playing at the Purple Onion.
      27. Invisible Surfers….Mucho Perico….from their recent Desert King release on Lost In Tyme Records out of Greece.
      28. Randall Pee Coltane…Fort Likkerdale…from the just arrived Fort Likkerdale release from these Hard Livers that have been exiled to  the Barrie Ontario area.
      29. Al Green….Love Ritual…..from The Absolute Best release and from 1975….Killer cut to end the show with.

      Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, messages, texts and Heys!!!! Back again next week with more tunes and yammerin’.


    • January 12, 2019 6:59 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist January 11/2019


      1. UIC….Shamrock Bang….from the recent Our Garage release, that has been remastered and is on the Like 90 Records label.
      2. Shoobies….Spy Kill Tito….from their recent Never Mind The Hardcore release and from London.
      3. Atomic 7…..Daddy’s Little World…from the En Hillbilly Caliente release on Mint Records from 2004.
      4. Thing From Outer Space….Penetration….from their latest download and they had a show last night at the Rec Room.
      5. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet….Spy School Graduation Theme….from a 7” on Estrus Records from 1991.
      6. Man Or Astoman….Nitrous Burnout….from there Is It… release from 1993 and also on the Estrus Label.
      7. Johnny Guitar Watson….Space Guitar…from the compilation Loose Ends that came out on the Union Pacific label…non-legit boot.
      8. Huevos Racheros….Endsville….from a 7” from 1991 and also on the Estrus label.
      9. The Swanks….Ghost Train…from 1968 and the compilation The Madness Invasion and there was several volumes of this.  Probably my favourite insto track!
      10. The Mortals…. Disintegration……from a 1991 7” and also on the Estrus label…detecting a pattern here?
      11. The Rizdales…Honky Tonk Honeymoon….from their latest release Lucky Enough and they are playing today at the Richmond.
      12. Ginger St James…..Please Mr Driver….from the Diesel and Pease release and from Hamilton.
      13. Tami Neilson… Miss Jones…from her latest release Sassafrass.
      14. Charles Bradley….Victim Of Love….from his last release Black Velvet.
      15. Pursuit Of Happiness….I’m An Adult Now….from the 12” version and they were in town last night.
      16. The Odds….Someone Who’s Cool….from their 1996 Nest release and they were in town with Pursuit Of Happiness.
      17. Newport Electric….Dance To The Beat….from their latest release, Thin Wild Mercury and they are from London.
      18. Neverbetters……Devil In White….from their latest download and are also from London.
      19. John Jordan….London Girl….from a brand new download.
      20. The Only Ones…..Another Girl Another Planet…from their 1979 Special View release.
      21. XTC…..Radios In Motion….from their self titled release and a request from last week.
      22. Captain Beefheart…..Floppy Boot Stomp….from the Batchain Puller release.
      23. The Saints…..No Time….from their I’m Stranded release and from 1977.
      24. The Saints….Kissin’ Cousins…. As above.
      25. UIC….New Race…from the recently remastered Like 90 release and on the Like 90 Records label.
      26. The Chickens….White Squirrel Town….from their Prepare To Plug In release and from 2000.
      27. MC5….Shakin’ Street….from their High Time release from 1979.
      28. The Honey Combs…..Have I The Right….from a 10” EP and for Drummer Honey Lantree who passed away this week.
      29. The Hollies….Bus Stop….from a 7” and for Eric Haydock, long time bass player for The Hollies who passed away this week.
      30. The Hollies….Look Through Any Window….from their EP collection and as above.
      31. Joe Strummer…..Letsagetabitarockin’…..from the brand new Joe Strummer 001 release.
      32. Joe Strummer…..Keys To Your Heart….as above.
      33. Brown Hornets…..Drug Mule….from their self released release from 2007 and they were from Oshawa.



      Big Thanx for all the crazy phone calls, emails, messages and Heys!!! That’s what keeps us going….back again next week with a bunch of request, some Big Chief (for Phil Durr who passesd away) and some SF garagerock (for Tom Guido who passed away this week) and lots more!!


    • January 5, 2019 12:21 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist January 4/2019


      The first show of 2019, and instead of playing a bunch of songs from 2018, we go back 40 years and play songs only from 1978 and yammer about those times.


      1. Sex Pistol…..Problems….from their Never Mind The Bollocks release, which technically came out at the end of 1977, but few heard it before 1978. And upon first listen, it was nothing like what the media was trying to shove down our throats. Guitars that crunch, snotty vocals that cut through, throbbing bass and loud drums all sonically mixed to perfection! Fuck what the media says, I want on this bandwagon!
      2. The Diodes….Tired Of Waking Up Tired….from the recent Rarities release and 40 years ago, The Diodes were fighting snowstorms in their futile attempt to tour the US. Chicago with The Ramones and The Runaways made up for the weather cancelled shows!
      3. The Ugly….One Foot In The Gutter….from the Disorder release on OPM records that collects unreleased recordings from this Toronto thug combo. When they were all out of jail, they made some righteous noise!
      4. The Viletones….Swastika Girl….from the A Taste Of Honey release on OPM Records and also on their second EP. Toronto’s other thug combo, and the more remembered one.
      5. The Secrets….Suzie Peroxide….from the Teenage Rampage release on OPM Records and this is The Viletones and Johnny Diode without Steven Leckie. A frat rock band that coulda and should gone far if drugs hadn’t intervened.
      6. The Mods….Step Out Tonight….from the Reactions release on Ugly Pop and a 7” that came out in 1978. These guys played the Cedar Lounge twice (second time they were re-named The News as there were other Mods out there) and were so much fun to see live! Singer Greg was always super animated and local photog Bob Gliddon was able to catch them live and on film.
      7. The Scenics….In The Summer….from their In The Summer release and singer guitar/bass player Andy had a record store here in London in the mid 80’s.
      8. The Cads….Do The Cadwalk….from a 7” EP and from Toronto.
      9. Cardboard Brains….Babies Run My World….from the Last Pogo LP and my fave song by this combo! The Last Pogo Jumps Again documentary is a great overview of the Toronto and area scene from this era.
      10. Simply Saucer….Bullet Proof Heart….from the Cyborgs Revisited release and took until 1989 for this to be released by The Mole in Hamilton. Once released, Simply Saucer finally got (and still does) get the recognition they deserved. Played this as Treat Me Like Dirt is the chorus (?) of this one, the name of the book by Liz Worth that documents the Toronto and area punk/new wave era.
      11. Simply Saucer….I Can Change My Mind….from their lone 7” on  Pig Records and for years was the only existence of this band on any media.
      12. Teenage Head….Top Down….the 1978 version of this song, what I refer to as the Beach Boys version due to the background harmony vocals and car/motorcycle noises in the intro. One of my fave records!
      13. The Demics….Talk’s Cheap….live recording from the Cedar Lounge in 1978. The Blue Boot was renamed the Cedar Lounge in June 1978 and kept that name until closing May 1 1982. It was London’s first exclusive punk/new wave/whatever music venue. Huge Thanx to Frank and Jack from Uranus for talking the owners into hosting rock’n’roll bands over the bluegrass that was playing there.
      14. The Demics….Possibilities…. as above.
      15. Elvis Costello….Radio Radio…from his This Year’s Model release and EC played Alumni Hall in October of 1978. I stupidly didn’t go as I didn’t think EC was punk enough for me….
      16. Elvis Costello….Miracle Man…from the Live at the El Mocambo and broadcast over CHUM FM in early 1978. The Diodes did a similar broadcast around the same time and there were some politics involved.
      17. Goddo….Kiss My Whip….from the Who Cares? Release and all about Carole Pope from Rough Trade. Goddo were taking a bit of a swipe at the Toronto punk scene as they were totally ignoring Goddo and considered them the dinosaurs of the era.  I rather like early Goddo and my buddy Derek and I caught them all 3 nights the first time they played at Ye Olde City Hall here in London. We even had Greg jump on our table to do a solo and we had to hold the table so he didn’t go flying off into the crowd. Think that was the third night when the place was filled with bikers and their women.
      18. Battered Wives…..Daredevil….from their first long player and they opened up for Elvis Costello at Alumni Hall. They weren’t really part of the punk scene, but got tossed into it for their name and attitude. Toronto premier tub thumper Cleave Anderson was in this band.
      19. X Ray Spex….Oh Bondage Up Yours…..a fave of just about everyone that was into this music back in 1978 and from a 7”.
      20. Venus and the  Razorblades…..I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are….from the Songs From The Sunshine Jungle release and this was a Kim Fowley project.
      21. Blondie….One Way Or Another….from the Parallel Lines release and one of those records that everyone owned back then. Clem Burke held down the beat on the tubs and is still playing to this day and one of the best!
      22. The Ramones….Something To Do….from the Road To Ruin release and this is the lineup that played Centennial Hall back in May 1980. Demics opened and the kids came out of the woodwork for this one!
      23. The Saints….Know Your Product….from the Eternally Yours release and the horns added so much power to the sound on this one! Their first long player is one of my fave albums from the era!
      24. Graham Parker…..Hey Lord Don’t Ask Me Questions….from the Parkerilla release and Nick Perry and I went to Hamilton last summer to catch Graham and Brinsley Schwarz, a great show!
      25. TRB….Grey Cortina…from the TRB2 release and a fave for its “8 track blazin’ Brucie Springsteen, bomber jacket dressed to kill” line! In North America we had the rednecks cruisin’ in Cameros filled with smoke and rolling down their windows to  yell out ‘ Hey Devo’ or ‘Hey faggot, nice leotards’ at us punk rockers. I was usually able to run pretty quick or they couldn’t be bothered bashing my head in as I was a skinny runt and not worth the effort.
      26. Devo….Uncontrollable Urge…from their first release and a real ear opener at the time. Radically different from everything else at the time, and a new form of art!
      27. Devo….Satisfaction…. as above and couldn’t resist spinning 2 by these guys.
      28. The Vibrators…..Into The Future….from the Pure Mania release, that actually came out in 1977, but this was one of my fave records to listen to in 1978. Fast and frantic guitars with hooks galore and quick to the point songs that begged for repeated listens! They finally came to London, 1992, The Electric Banana on Clarence St.
      29. Siouxsie and the Banshees……Hong Kong Garden….from The Scream release and another that got played way too many times! The guitar sounds on this blow me away every time!! And Siouxsie was every young punkers wet dream!
      30. The Curse….Killer Bees….from their only 7” and it came with 2 different sleeves. The Curse were also Toronto’s first all female punk combo. They played at Forest City Gallery here in London in the fall of 1977 and meat was tossed around.
      31. Pointed Sticks…..What Do You Want Me To Do….from a 7” and these guys played The Cedar for a weekend as well as opening for Teenage Head when they did their live to air on CHRW back in 1980. Does anyone know if the audio for Pointed Sticks aired? Or was recorded?
      32. The Real Kids…..Better Be Good….from a recent Crypt release and recorded live at The Rat in Boston back in 1978. Had to cut this one down as we ran outta time….


      HUGE Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, FB messages, texts and Heys!!! There was so much more music that coulda and shoulda been played as 1978 was the era that the doors opened and the crazies were able to make music and it got out to the masses! That era sure didn’t last long!


      Back again next week with a few requests and who knows what else.

    • December 29, 2018 10:01 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist December 28/2018


      A little bit of a look back at 2018 with some of the bands that came to  London Ontario and a few new releases from 2018. Definitely not a best of 2018, as I only know about the music I like and listen to.

      1. The Zellots….On The Dole….from the flexi from about a year ago and Vancouver sessions from 78/79 with original vocalist Heather Haley.
      2. Duotang…Nostalgia’s A Vice….from the New Occupation release from 2016. Duotang, The Shanks and Bath Salts played a very poorly attended show at Call The Office sometime this fall. All bands put on Excellent shows! This show was so poorly attended, I was the only one there (besides staff and band members) for the first 2 bands. Not the first time this has happened to me, probably not the last.
      3. Titus Turner…..Build A Bridge (Not A Wall)….from the Sound Off release on Bear Family Records and originally recorded back in 1961. Timely release for what’s going on right now and this was supposed to be the start of the show but somehow, we ended up starting early.
      4. UN Jefferson….Everything Is Alright….from their brand new self titled release and they are in town at Rumrunners tonight.
      5. UN Jefferson…..Testify…. as above.
      6. UN Jefferson….Shine On Me…. as above.
      7. UN Jefferson….Monday Morning….as above. Right around here Ajay from the band called in and after some technical issues, we had the interview with a few audio issues.
      8. UN Jefferson…Stand and Deliver…. As above.
      9. Marcellus Wallace….Movin’ On Up….from their only release and this band was Ajay’s project prior to UN Jefferson. As Ajay said, they’ll be playing some of the songs from this release.
      10. Tami Neilson…..Miss Jones….from the Sassafrass! release from this year. Tami did an Amazing show at the Aeolian Hall a few weeks back!
      11. Tami Neilson….Kitty Cat….as above. Tami is presently based in New Zealand, but she’s a Canadian native and as a youngster, was part of the Neilson Family band that toured across North America and had several hits. When in Canada, her younger brother plays bass and acts as the band leader.
      12. Charles Bradley….I Feel A Change….from his 2018 Black Velvet release. The Screaming Eagle of Soul passed away in 2017.
      13. Charles Bradley…Stay Away…. As above.
      14. Sheesham, Lotus and Son…..Swimming Blues….from The High Stepping Music Of…release. SL and Son played at the Victoria last January and put on a highly entertaining show; part superb musicianship and part comedy!  This was the last show we saw at the now defunct Victoria.
      15. Newport Electric….Shake Your Blues….from their recent Thin Wild Mercury release and from London Ontario.
      16. John Jordan….London Girl….brand new, and John was right on the money when he figured we’d dig this one! Kinda powerpoppy and definite local connection!!
      17. Cordcalling….Ransomed Felon….brand new single from this local duo.
      18. Reverend Horton Heat…..Viva Las Vegas….from the recent Whole New Life release, and they were in town a couple months back. Igor and the Red Elvises opened the show, and were the evening’s highlight for me!
      19. Dany Laj and the Looks….Left Right To One…..their latest single and there is now a video for this tune. Dany Laj and the Looks opened up for Teenage Head at Call The Office a few months back and put on another great show!
      20. The Mods….Step Out Tonight….from the Reactions LP on Ugly Pop Records which features late 70’s recordings from this band that was based in Toronto. Caught them twice at the Cedar Lounge many years ago.
      21. Kurt Baker…..Out Dancing….from a brand new release on Beluga Records out of Sweden.
      22. Shoobies…..Girl Or Gator….from the Never Mind The Hardcore download and they are from London Ontario.
      23. Jon Spencer….Time To Be Bad….from his recent Jon Spencer Sings The Hits release.
      24. Peter and the Wolves….Hot Foot Woman….from their recent Howlin’ and Prowlin’ release. They played the Richmond a few months back, 3 ultra long rockin’ sets that had the whole joint dancing and having fun!
      25. Peter and the Wolves….Drive All Night… as above.
      26. Catl….Superfly Lady….from their recent Bide My Time Until I Die release and they played Call The Office a few months back.
      27. Atomic Tomb…..Great Satan America….from Toronto and this song sums up what’s going on in the news right now!
      28. Chocolate Watchband….Trouble Every Day…from the soon to be released Time Is My Voice on Dirty Water Records and their first release in about 50 years!  Who’d a thought this band would return, get political, yet sound almost as good as their prime half a century ago!!!
      29. Chocolate Watchband…..Baby Blue…..from about 1966 and a long time fave!
      30. Chocolate Watchband….No Way Out…. As above.
      31. Chocolate Watchband….I’m Not Like Everybody Else… above.


      Thanx to Ajay Massey for taking the time to talk with us about UN Jefferson at Rumrunners tonight! And Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages, texts and Heys!!!

      Back again in 2019 in the same time slot with a whole bunch more noise to annoy!! Our next show will look back at 1978....40 years later! Happy New Year!


      Someday, there could be an archived show here: (just about the time it rains money upon my noggin')

    • December 24, 2018 8:22 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist December 21/2018


      1. The Rooks….Christmas….from a 2 song promo CD from 1991 and this is the powerpop band that we all dig!
      2. MX80 Sound….Christmas With The Devil….from their We’re An American Band release from 2005. This is the same combo that has been around since the mid 70’s and are revered as proto punkers by many. Their first coupla LP’s are left field, 2 drummer, guitar noise, rant and roll!
      3. Plan 9….Merry Christmas….from a 7” on Midnight Records from 1984. This Rhode Island band of misfits played London at least 3, if not 4 times in the mid 80’s and each show was a different sound and band, but always progressing positively!
      4. Mack Rice….Santa Wants Some Lovin’….from a compilation called Trailer Trash Christmas.
      5. Paul James….Run Rudolph Run….from a 1986 7” and Paul is still out rockin’ as we saw about a year ago at the London Music Club.
      6. Mojo Nixon….Trim Yo Tree….from the Trailer Trash Christmas compilation.
      7. 63 Monroe…..White Christmas….from a mid 80’s 7” and these guys are playing Wednesday at Call The Office.
      8. Trailer Trash….Don’t Believe In Christmas….from the Trailer Trash compilation.
      9. Jack Scott….There’s Trouble Brewin’….from the Black Christmas compilation and Jack played at Victoria Park Bandshell here in London many a year ago.
      10. Youngsters….Christmas In Jail….from the above Black Christmas compilation.
      11. Washboard Pete….Christmas Blues… above.
      12. Roger Zuraw….I’m In Love And It’s Christmas….from his There’s Life, Then There’s A Song release from 2005.
      13. Shonen Knife….Space Christmas….from a 7” from 1991.
      14. Angel Corpus Christi…..Still Feels Like Christmas….from the Gulcher Christmas compilation and the finest accordion player around!
      15. Patsy Raye….Beatnik’s Christmas….from the Swing For A Crime compilation from the mid 80’s on GMG Records.
      16. Automatics….Merry Christmas….from the Gulcher Christmas compilation.
      17. The Gruesomes….Santa Claus….from the Gruesomania CD on Ricochet Sound.
      18. Mach Bell….C’mon Santa….from the Gulcher Christmas compilation….Mach was in Thundertrain, an early Boston punk/proto combo.
      19. The Turtles…..Santa and the Sidewalk Surfer….from the Happy Together Again release on Sire Records that collects many of their hits.
      20. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet…..Xmas Medley…..from the CBC Tapes, which is a recording of a Christmas show they did on CBC back in the late 80’s.
      21. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet…..Deck The Halls….as above.
      22. Deadbeat Poets….Christmas Time In Painesville….from A Deadbeat Christmas release that I got from the band when they were here a few weeks back. Deadbeat Poets put on a Killer show at Call The Office and would love to see this band again….tight guitar pop tunes with an edge!
      23. The Ramones….Merry Christmas….from the Brain Drain release.
      24. The Tryfles….Gloria….from a Midnight Christmess Volume 1, a compilation on the Midnight Records label. Midnight wasn’t just a label, but a store that we used to frequent many years ago.
      25. Das Furlines….O Tannenbaum….from the Midnight Christmess Volume 2 compilation. Das Furlines are my fave all female honk and holler combo!!!
      26. The Ravens….Blue Christmas….on the same compilation as above.
      27. The Fleshtones….Canadian Christmas……from the Stocking Stuffer release and features the Fleshtones Canadian Ken Fox!
      28. Right around here, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy called in with his annual Christmas message. Thanx Ledge!! And Thanx for that early morning serenade you did at our place about 30 or so years ago!
      29. The Fleshtones….Hooray For Santa Claus….from the Stocking Stuffer release.
      30. Snoopy’s Christmas….from an ARC Christmas Snoopy LP that features legendary 60’s garage combo The Quiet Jungle doing the music. This is the Canadian version of the Royal Guardsmen hit from the early 60’s.
      31. The Shanks….Christmas Star….from The Dark Richard Show release from 2010. The Shanks came to Call The Office along with Duotang a few months back.
      32. Urban Surf Kings….Jingle Bells….from a download and this combo is from the east coast.
      33. Thee Eviltones….It’s Christmas….from a download and they are from the UK.
      34. Tony Low….Merry Christmas….Tony sent us this one a couple years back, and he was the long time bass player for powerpop combo The Cheepskates.
      35. Lazy Cowgirls….Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag….from a 7” on  Bomp Records from 1986.
      36. CW Stoneking…..On A Christmas Day….from his King Hokum release from 2011 and from Australia.


      Thanx for all the phone calls as there were a lot this week!! And Thanx for all the emails, messages, texts, smoke signals and Heys!!!  Merry Christmas!


      Back next week with more noise to annoy.

    • December 15, 2018 5:03 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist December 15/2018


      1. Krista D….Crazy Bitch….latest demo and goes to you know who.
      2. The Thing From Outer Space….Penetration….their latest demo.
      3. Invisible Surfers…..Nice Try….from the recent Desert King release on Lost In Tyme Records from Greece.
      4. Shoobies….JROL….from their latest release, Nevermind the Hardcore, Here’s Shoobies.
      5. F105….Rebel Girl….from their latest release.
      6. Slugfest….Chicken On A Ball And Chain….from The Port CD from 2006 and Slugfest have their annual Christmas party tonight at the St Regis.
      7. Eugene Ripper….Northern Train….from his latest release, Fast Folk Underground 5
      8. Chocolate Watchband….Till The Daylight….from the soon to be released This Is My Voice and they actually get political on this one.
      9. Mack and Chip….or Mack MacKenzie and Chip Kinman doing Lucky Day from their recent Cuatro De Los Angeles EP. All proceeds from this one go to the family of Chip’s brother Tony’s family, as Tony passed recently and there’s still lots of medical bills that have to be paid.
      10. Dave Rave….Anne Marie….from a live to air on Radio WW 8/1/2013.
      11. Dany Laj and the Looks…..Left Right To One….from their latest 7” and a video has just been released for this song.
      12. Lene Lovich….Home….from her 1979 Stateless LP and goes out to Danny Bee!
      13. Cordcalling….When I Scream….from their first release back in 2008 and this duo has a brand new video just out.
      14. UN Jefferson…..Testify….from their self titled debut release and they play Rumrunners on 12/28. We’ll be talking to the leader of this band the day of the show.
      15. The Cramps….She Said….from a 1981 7” with Kid Congo on guitar and a request.
      16. Catl….Cocaine Blues….from their recent Bide My Time Till I Die release.
      17. The Mongrels….Do It….a demo and they play tonight at Eastside here in London.
      18. Newport Electric…..The Way Out Is In….from their debut release and they play the Richmond on Sunday.
      19. Magazine….I Love You, You Big Dummy….from the After The Fact release and originally released in 1978. Howard Devoto was the singer for this combo and he was the original lead singer of The Buzzcocks….
      20. The Buzzcocks….Breakdown….from the Spiral Scratch EP from 1977 and the rest of the show is dedicated to Pete Shelley who passed away last week.
      21. The Buzzcocks….Times Up…. As above.
      22. The Buzzcocks…..Can’t Control Myself….from the Times’s Up bootleg with Howard Devoto on vocals.
      23. The Buzzcocks…..Fast Cars….from their first full length release, Another Music In A Different Kitchen.
      24. The Buzzcocks…..I Don’t Mind…. As above.
      25. The Buzzcocks…..What Do I Get….from a 7” from around the same time as the first LP.
      26. The Buzzcocks…..Orgasm Addict….as above. One of my fave  Buzzcocks tunes!!
      27. The Buzzcocks…..Ever Fallen In Love….from the Love Bites release.
      28. The Buzzcocks….Promises….from a 7” from around the same time as the second LP.
      29. The Buzzcocks…Love You More…. As above.
      30. The Buzzcocks….You Say You Don’t Love Me…..from their third full length, A Different Kind Of Tension.
      31. The Buzzcocks…Harmony In My Head….from a 7” from around the same time as the third LP.
      32. The Buzzcocks….Something’s Gone Wrong Again…. As above.
      33. Pete Shelley…..Homosapien….from a 7” released not long after The Buzzcocks broke up and this one got loads of airplay on CHRW back then. Had to cut this one off as we ran out of time.


      Big Thanx for all the crazy phone calls we had during this one. Oddly the phone stopped ringing once The Buzzcocks took over the airwaves!! And Big Thanx for all the messages, emails, texts and Heys!!


      Back again next week, with an all Christmas show!

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    • December 8, 2018 10:19 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist December 7/2018. All Female Voices.


      1. Ronnie Spector….I’d Much Rather Be With The Girls…from her 2016 English Heart release and a song to sum up the show! Ronnie of course was in The Ronettes  back in the mid 60’s.
      2. Hiroshima Hearts….14 Floors….from an 11/2014 demo and from London Ontario.
      3. Tami Neilson….Holy Moses….from her 2016 Don’t Be Afraid release and she was at Aeolian Hall a few weeks back and put on an Amazing show! Former member of the pop/country Neilson Family band that used to tour North America and now residing in New Zealand.
      4. Etta James….Tough Lover…..from a Greatest Hits package and originally released back in 1956.
      5. Wanda Jackson….Funnel Of Love….from the 2003 Heart Trouble release and The Cramps are backing Wanda up on this track! This came out just prior to her first London show at the Aeolian Hall! And a fabulous show it was as locals The Rizdales were her backup band.
      6. Aretha Franklin….Lee Cross…from the ulta suave Soul Gospel compilation on the Soul Jazz label out of the UK. This song is from 1965, right around the time Aretha joined Atlantic Records and went on to fame and fortune!
      7. Detroit Cobras….Hey Sah Lo Ney…sometimes called Hey Sailor and a live recording from Call The Office 3/7/2002. This was the only time I ever got to see the Detroit Cobras and remember guitarist Mary cutting one of her strumming fingers and there was some blood on stage. And that’s when we realized that this was the same Mary from the Vertical Pillows combo who had Rob Tyner helping them out.
      8. Hot Kid….Get On The Road….from the Got It To Give release from 2007 and they played one of our Battle Of The 2 Piece Bands at the Black Shire shows.
      9. White Lung….Breaking Bones….from a 7” from 2007 and when the band was all female.
      10. Stolen Minks….Boys On The Floor….from their debut CD from 2008 and from Halifax.
      11. Viv Sun and the Black Holes….Hobo….from a 1996 demo and this band became The Black Holes with Vince Braca taking over vocals/rhythm guitar. Tom Hilborn plays the wyld lead guitar.
      12. Zellots….Soldiers…from a 1981 demo and from London Ontario.
      13. Jane Doe…..Dance With Me Henry….from a 7” and is a collection of London Ontario musicians having some fun.
      14. The Hippies….A Peculiar Boy….from a live recording from 10/5/2013 at the Town and Country.
      15. Suzi Quatro…..48 Crash….from her 1974 release and from Detroit.
      16. Lady Dottie and The Diamonds…Have Love Will Travel….from their 2008 debut release and from the west coast.
      17. The Creamers….Stay With Me….1991 7” on the SFTRI label.
      18. American Flamewhip…..Kick It….from their 2006 Fingertight release on the Transistor 66 label.
      19. The Poles….CN Tower….from their 1977 7” and from the first wave of Toronto punk combos.
      20. Amy Rigby…..Dancing With Joey Ramone….from her Little Fugitive release from 2005.
      21. Shangri Las…..Sophisticated Boom Boom….from a Greatest Hits compilation.
      22. Mary Weiss….Cry About The Radio….from her 2007 Dangerous Game release on Norton Records. Mary was in the Shangri Las and has the killer line ‘kids don’t know shit these days’ that sums up life. Backing combo is Greg Cartwright’s Reigning Sound and the odd A Bone and makes for Great release!
      23. Shannon and the Clams….Heads Or Tales….from their Dreams In The Rat House release from 2013.
      24. Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound….Mistakes…from their 2014 Don’t You Know release and from Halifax. Bass player/music arranger/song writer Ian Bennett played guitar in….
      25. Bloody Diamonds….She Ain’t Pretty….from a live recording at CHRW 9/27/2012 and from Halifax.
      26. Sacred Miracle Cave….Summer Time….from a 1989 7” on SFTRI and features Betsy Palmer from Bomp Records.
      27. Pack AD….Don’t Have To….from a live recording at Call The Office 10/7/2011.
      28. The Slits….Typical Girls….from the 1979 Cut release and from the UK.
      29. Trash Kit….Gorey….from their 2010 debut release and from the UK.
      30. Mod-ettes…..Fandango…from their 1980 Story So Far release and also from the UK.
      31. Angela Prince….No Bother….1966 recording from the Studio One Women compilation on Soul Jazz Records and from Jamaica.
      32. Jerry Jones….There’s A Chance For Me….1967 recording and same as above.
      33. True Confessions…..Mating Games….from their 1980 debut album and only album. Some of the former Curse members and other members of the first wave Toronto punk scene. Had to fade this one out as we ran outta time, but certainly not tunes.


      Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, texts, FB messages and Heys!!!


      Back again next week with a Pete Shelley tribute and lots of requests from the last couple of weeks!


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