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    • June 9, 2018 3:59 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist June 8/2018. Beginnings of Punk/New Wave in London Ontario

      This is a special on the origins, causes and beginning of the punk/new wave music/art scene here in London Ontario. I wasn’t there for all of it, and haven’t run across anyone who has as there were so many somewhat inclusive events that you had to be in the know, to know about…so here’s my 2 cents.

       

      1. Nihilist Spasm Band….This Is A Test….from a CD whose title is symbols. There’s no doubt that the NSB were the originators here, as they started playing at the York Hotel, now called Call The Office. They had a weekly residence that probably brought more complaints than compliments as these artists made their own instruments, played to their own beat and did just want they wanted. The originators of what was to be called Noise and they count amongst their admirers/fans Sonic Youth who have actually guested with the band.
      2. Roxy Music…..Editions Of You…..from their second LP and they played London Arena 2/8/1975 and many who were to become involved in the punk/new wave scene were in attendance. Only thing missing was Brian Eno, as he had left the band prior to this gig and many were disappointed by this.
      3. Rough Trade….Birds Of A Feather….from the 1976 Direct To Disc LP that Jack Richardson produced. RT made an appearance or 2 in London, long before they had their early 80’s Canadian hits and were a musical theatre troupe who were into bondage, S&M and many other so called perversions and eager to display this on the stage!
      4. Nihilist Spasm Band….Stop and Think Shitheads…..yet another ‘song’ from NSB and the same release as above.
      5. The Diodes…..Nothing Can Change The Shape Of Things To Come….from the Time/Damage Live 1978 LP and recorded at the El Mocambo Tavern In Toronto. Oddly, the same week a band called The Rolling Stones played the same venue! The Diodes were the first punk band to play London, May 1977 at Niederman’s loft in downtown London. This was also the very first gig here in which an 8.5 x 11 poster was made and put up around town. The police put a stop to that, the postering that is, but the gig went on for about 30 or so people. It was a deal made between Ralph Alfonso, manager of the Diodes and Mike Niederman, as Mike had published some of Ralph’s poetry and writing via Applegarth Follies. And part of the deal was to get a rehearsal spot in the basement of the Liberal Headquarters in Toronto, and turn this space into a club. The club became the Crash’n’Burn Club, the first punk club in Canada and lasted part of the summer of 1977.
      6. The Diodes….Time Damage….as above. This was the oldest Diodes live recording that I could find in my collection.
      7. Eddie And The Hot Rods…..Ignore Them….recorded live at Fryfogles, downtown London Ontario 11/7/1977 as the Rods did a few nights here. The very first of the UK punk/new wave (the band were actually pub rock or protopunk, but the press called them punk) combo to play here in London, and the proper folks were all in attendance. Some band called Red Rider opened up for the Rods.
      8. Eddie and The Hot Rods….The End…. As above. Poor sound quality, but what do you expect from a 40 year old cassette?
      9. The Curse…..Eat Me…..from a live recording at Forest City Gallery here in London, 11/25/1977 put on by artist Gerard Pas. The Ugly were supposed to play as well, but claimed transportation issues and never made it to the gig. Food was tossed, alcohol was consumed, insults flew both ways and everyone had fun. FCG continues to this day to have to occasional live music show, although they have moved several times since.
      10. The Curse….He’s My Boy….from the Teenage Meat CD on OPM Records, and recorded at the above show…this is the only track on the CD from the above show.
      11. Peter Tangredi….Life Is A Crazy Passion….from the Demics Covers CD and the summation of what it was like here in London (and many other places here in North America) back in 1977. Peter was in Crash 80’s, Idiot Savant, Suffer Machine and more.
      12. The Demics….Heart Of The City….from a live recording at the Blue Boot 1978.
      13. The Demics….Mystery Dance….as above.
      14. The Demics….New Rose….as above. When The Demics first started, they did lots of covers, many of them of 60’s garage bands….ie Music Machine, Electric Prunes, Love and more. And the Blue Boot became the Cedar Lounge in the summer of 1978, London’s exclusive punk/new wave club. We’ll be doing a full show special on this venue to mark the 40th anniversary this summer.
      15. Uranus….Route 66….from a live recording on CFNY out of Toronto. The first new wave/alternative/whatever radio station in this part of the country.
      16. Uranus….Cruisin’… as above.
      17. Uranus….Motorbikin’…. as above. Uranus were the band of choice of the bikers around here and they did this song just for them! Uranus were also the first rock’n’roll band to play the Blue Boot, and eventually got The Demics in there and started the whole mess rollin’.
      18. The Perks….McPig….from their only 7” from 1978 on the Awes Label. Awes was a downtown recording studio and also a short lived record label.
      19. The Perks… Escape…as above. The Perks were a highschool project, recorded this and broke up.
      20. Uranus…..53 Buick….from their first self released EP, and recorded at Awes Studio.
      21. Uranus….Tommy Get Your Gun…. as above.
      22. The Demics….Cowboys Are Fags….from the NYC CD on OPM label and recorded at Awes Studio.
      23. The Demics….Factories…. as above.
      24. The Demics….Oh Well….as above. The Demics released their first EP on Ready Records out of Toronto in 1979, the Awes recordings are from 1978.
      25. The Regulators….Brainless Wonder….recorded live at the Polish Hall in 1979. The Regulators released one 7” and the Polish Hall was the site of many all ages gigs here in town.
      26. The Stoves….Can’t Slow Down….recorded live at the Cedar in 1979.
      27. NFG….Cowboy Rock….from a live recording, probably 1979 and maybe at the York Hotel.
      28. NFG….Hyjack Victim….as above. NFG became 63 Monroe, then First Date for a short time, and then back to 63 Monroe and still play to this day.
      29. The Zellots….Holocaust…..from a live recording at the Kent Hotel in Kitchener and broadcast over the airwaves of CHRW by DJ Simon Less. Simon’s real name is Peter Moore, and he recorded loads of local bands and broadcast some of these shows over the airwaves of CHRW. He went on to win a Grammy a year or so back, for his work restoring some Dylan recordings.
      30. The Zellots….Object….as above. The Zellots story is told in an issue of Mongrel Zine out of Vancouver, and they were the local band that coulda and shoulda, but somehow didn’t!

       

      Thanx for all the phone calls, texts, emails, FB messages and Heys on this show as it was a load of fun putting it together and playing these tunes that mean so much to me! We might just play a few more tunes from that era next week!

       

      There could be an archived show here:

      http://www.radiowestern.ca/program/radio-what-wave

    • June 2, 2018 3:15 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist June 1/2018

       

      1. Teenage Head….Let’s Shake….from the recent Fun Comes Fast CD and drummer on this version is Marky Ramone.
      2. Wanda Jackson….Funnel Of Love…..recorded live at the Aeolian Hall 5/27/2005 and she had The Rizdales as her backing band. Rizdale Tom Dunphy has his Classic Country show at the Richmond at 4PM. And The Rizdales have a full band show at the Richmond on June 17th.
      3. The Rizdales….If You See My Baby….from the Bar and Lounge CD from 2004.
      4. The Dropouts….The Night The Caddy Died….from the After School Specials CD from 2005 and they were from London Ontario. Released 2 CD’s then relocated to Vancouver and broke up.
      5. Black Holes…..Super Freak….from a live recording at the Brunswick Hotel from 2002. Once in a blue moon the Black Holes surface.
      6. Black Holes….Miss Pearl….as above.
      7. Rockin’ Bobby Harris….Boppin’ The Blues….from a CD called With Two Dollar Bill and His Bad Pennies. Bobby is from Simcoe Ontario, and is an original rockabilly cat.
      8. Burnin’ Ethyl….Kittens In Lipstick….from the Rock’n’Roll Combustion CD from 2006 and from Hamilton Ontario.
      9. Dave Edmunds….Boys Talk….from a 1980 7”.
      10. Oberon Rose….No Stranger…from their recent Tell Me About It CD we just received at the station and from New England.
      11. Julia P….Killer Girls…..another new CD at the station, and this band is from Amsterdam.
      12. E…..Untie Me….from the Negative Work CD which just arrived at the station, and this combo is from Boston and features Thalia Zadek, who many years ago, performed in the next band….
      13. Dangerous Birds…..Alpha Romeo…..from a 1981 7” and from Boston.
      14. Lithics….Specs….from the Mating Surfaces CD that just arrived at CHRW, and from Portland Oregon.
      15. The Government….Paranoid Downtown Funk Part 2 and from the How Many Fingers Lp from 1981 and from Toronto. Part of the first wave of punk bands from Toronto, and The Government moved towards the funk sounds emanating from NYC in their last days.
      16. Bloodshot Bill….Gonna Get Gone….from his Guitar Boy Lp from 2016 and on Norton Records.
      17. Bloodshot Bill and Shannon….Honey Time….from a 7” on Slovenly Records.
      18. Bloodshot Bill….Honky Tonk Angels…..recorded live on CHRW 5/25/2007.
      19. Bloodshot Bill and Shannon…..True…..from a 7” on Slovenly Records.
      20. Bloodshot Bill….Wolf Call….from his So Blue CD from 2013.
      21. Bloodshot Bill….Don’t Wanna See You No More…..from his Guitar Boy LP and around this time we yammered with Bloodshot Bill as he had a show that evening at Call The Office.
      22. NIghtseeker….Don’t Let Go….from the 3069:Spacerock CD that arrived in the station recently.
      23. Lucy And The Rats….So Simple….from their recent self titled debut full length on Dirty Water Records.
      24. Angry Dragons….Got To Be You….from their self titled CD from 2009 and from Winnipeg.
      25. The Zellots….Let’s Play House….from the flexi of unreleased recordings from 1978.
      26. The Mongrels….Do It…..from a demo and they play Sunday at the Richmond as yet another of their Rock’n’Roll Eddie And The Hot Rods….Ignore Them….from a 1977 7” on Island Records and from the UK.
      27. Eddie and The Hot Rods….Horseplay….from a 1976 7” on Island Records.
      28. Hit Bargain…..Untying A Knot…..from their recent Potential Maximizer release that showed up at the station, and from LA.

       

      Big Thanx to Bloodshot Bill for taking the time to  yammer with us live on the radio! And Thanx for all the crazy phone calls, emails, FB messages and Heys!!!

       

      Next week we’re doing a special on the beginnings of the punk rock/new wave scene here in London Ontario. We’ll be playing some snippets of a few of the live shows that helped get things going and probably some records from that era as well!

       

      There might be an archived show here:

      http://www.radiowestern.ca/program/radio-what-wave

    • May 12, 2018 2:52 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 11/2018

       

      1. The Demics….New York City….recorded live somewhere in Toronto approx. 1980/1 as it has Steve Koch on the guitar. A request as one listener wanted to go to NYC.
      2. The Demics…..Oh Well….a segue into the next tune.
      3. Frankie and Jimmy….Shakemondown….from the about to be released Blues On The Brain LP and the record release party is set for June 21st at This Ain’t Hollywood. We’ve been promised F&J will have a 6 piece band for that show only….so make appropriate plans! And this is the same song that Fred McDowell and Johnny Woods do on the Memphis Swamp Jam double LP comp on Blue Thumb Records which slays me every listen. F&J do this song some mighty fine justice!
      4. Roger Zuraw….I Gotta Hunch…from his Feels Like Blues To Me CD from 2007 and this was our intro to Roger’s music.
      5. Schomberg Fair…..I Won’t Be Afraid…from the CD of the same name and from Toronto.
      6. Bath Salts….Cool Like The Music….from the Mardi Gras CD and these guys are playing Thursday night at Call The Office with Duotang and The Shanks.

      The Shanks called in around this time to let us know about their  alienation from the neighbouring village of Orangeville, sheep farming, pointy footwear, visiting London and how it’s one of their fave places to play, releasing records in Germany and Spain, previous European tours and the upcoming Spanish tour and the mysterious disappearance of Colonel Crankshaft and his abled bodied tub beater replacement Dr Thunderwall. As always, an enlightening and hilarious conversation with this duo that don’t play London often enough, so catch them Thursday at Call The Office.

      1. The Shanks…..Tenderizer….from the Skordalia CD
      2. The Shanks….Bridge Of Sighs….from the The Valley Of The Shadow Of CD
      3. The Dictators…..Master Race Rock….from the Go Girl Crazy LP from 1975 and goes out to drummer Stu Boy King who passed away last year. An essential album that helped trigger the musical/style shift that made the world a slightly better place artistically.
      4. The Dils….Tell Her You Love Her….from the I Hate The Rich Lp on Dionysus Records and goes out to bass player/singer Tony Kinman who passed away last week. They may have been considered an aggressive first wave punk combo, but just listen to those pop hooks and background vocals.
      5. Rank And File…..Rank And File….from the 1982 LP of the same name. When this came out, it turned a lot of ears sideways, blew a lot of minds, and started a whole musical movement that appreciated the better qualities of country and western music; jangly guitars, singers that actually could, tight harmony vocals, walking bass lines, subtle steel guitars and really good song writing!
      6. Jeremy Porter and the Tucos…..Walk Of Shame….from the recent Don’t Worry It’s Not Contagious CD and definitely inspired by the previous band on this list. Caught them a few weeks back at the Old 765 East and they were just amazing!!! A Detroit combo that seems to get overlooked by the masses.
      7. Dany Laj and the Looks….Left Right To One….from their recent split 7” and they will be in town on Friday May 18th at Call The Office. Montreal’s premier power pop combo!!
      8. Kirsta D….Black Eyed Susan….from the recent Look At Me I’m….CD. More Canadian powerpop.
      9. Lucy and The Rats…..Can’t Surf….from the brand new release on Dirty Water Records out of the UK and a current fave here!! Powerpop done without the power chords and relies on the powerful vocals of Lucy and the double rhythm guitars that weave in and out with enough hooks to wrap you into knots! Fun stuff and vocally reminds me a bit of Norway’s infamous (and best) powerpop combo The Dahlmanns. A righteous pedestal to apply!
      10. Dustbin Flowers…..Bayside Jenny….from their first CD and they are playing Wednesday at Fitzrays and part of Indie Night.
      11. Ginger St James…..Please Mr Driver…from the Diesel And Peas CD we have here at CHRW. Tonite at London Music Club…big room, big sound, fun times!!!
      12. The Common Cold….London Look….from the brand new Shut Up Yo Liberals! On Dirty Water Records and from the UK. Best band name in ages, and a song about London, so you can’t go wrong.
      13. Buttertones…..Midnight In A Moonless Dream…from the CD of the same name and from the LA area. Way big sound and they list a lot of OZ influences (Scientists and Birthday Party) as well as The Cramps. And with that on the pedigree, things will be just fine! Currently on tour, but nowhere near here.
      14. The Subsonics…Betty and Chita….from the brand new Flesh Coloured Paint on the Slovenly Label. These crazy cats from Atlanta have been staking the same sacred ground for about 30 years and have yet to see them! Solid early VU influences with glam overtones and that chugga chugga guitar gets me every time. Their 8th full length, and I have a stack of their singles from over the years.
      15. LKFFCT….Monkey Paw….from an EP that came to the station and from the NJ area.
      16. Long Day Journey….Kount 6…from their latest, The Count Bonniwell Electric CD. Kount 6 is probably an inside kudo to a certain Brockula fella that digs this kinda slop!
      17. The Nerves….One Way Ticket….from the LP of the same name on Alive Records and features Peter Case on guitar and vocals. Peter is coming to This Ain’t Hollywood on Tuesday, one of only 2 stops in Canada this tour. Peter was also in the Plimsouls, gods of power pop!!!
      18. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants….Grey and the Black….from the recent Half Wits LP on Speed City Records and they played the Richmond last night.
      19. Supersuckers….Thing About That…from the Sacrilicious Sounds Of The Supersuckers LP from 1995 and they will be in town Tuesday May 22 at Call The Office.
      20. Zellots…On The Dole…from the flexi recorded in Vancouver late 70’s.
      21. Marijata…Mother Africa....from the recent Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata LP re-ish on Mr Bongo Records. Originally released in 1976 on Gapophone Records in Ghana. Great re-ish of this rare soul/afrobeat record.
      22. Femi Kuti….Dem Dom Come Again….from his latest, One People Of The World CD.

       

      Out of time, certainly not out of tunes. Big Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, FB messages, texts etc…..that’s what makes it all worth while.

       

      Back again next week with some Shoobies and an interview with Dany Laj and the Looks as they are at Call The Office next Friday.

       

      There might be an archived show here:

      http://www.radiowestern.ca/program/radio-what-wave

    • May 5, 2018 6:58 PM CDT
    •  What Wave Playlist May 4/2018. A show dedicated to the Victoria Tavern/SoHo/Bucket Of Blood which has a sign that says “Closed Until Further Notice” which is what we’ll call this episode. We’re playing only bands/artists that graced the ‘stage’ of the Victoria Tavern over the last 35 or so years.

       

      1. Uranus…..Around And Around….recorded at Kelly’s Boogie Parlour, another long gone London venue. Uranus played several times at the Victoria, with Ralph Dame on bass if I remember correctly.
      2. Uranus….Under My Thumb…. As above.
      3. Sci-Phonics….Play That Truck Drivin’ Tune….or something like that. Live recording from a long gone venue called The Road Apple, NE corner of York and Wellington 1/12/1986. The Sci-Phonics played the Victoria as a 3 piece and morphed into the long running 4 piece once John Charlton joined on the drums. Prior, stand up bass player Dave Zdryliuk banged on his bass a lot.
      4. Spiral Scratch….No Familiar Faces….from the Zulu Syndrome LP, and another band who morphed through a couple of lineup changes whilst doing gigs at The Victoria.
      5. The Hippies….Rock’n’Roll….live recording (1/16/1984) from another long gone venue, Fryfogles, which was on Dundas St right about where the library presently is. One of the posters for their gigs at the Victoria, had a show listed as a death date, presumably their final show.
      6. The Hippies….Neat Neat Neat… as above.
      7. Napalm Babys….Gun Control….from a live CD they released recorded in Ottawa. Lead singer Dave was supposedly involved in the alleged golden girl incident which actually made the local newspapers here…musta been a slow day and someone had a really good lawyer. If you were there, you know the truth.
      8. Dead Rabbits….I Don’t Care….from a live recording at the Cedar Lounge 2/9/1982, another venue that is long gone….we’ll be doing a special on The Cedar Lounge in August as it will be 40 years ago for the transformation from the Blue Boot Hotel, to the classier Cedar Lounge with its tacky cedar shingles on the walls.
      9. October Crisis…..Everyday….from a self titled CD from 1985 and these guys reform every now and again.
      10. 63 Monroe….Party Like A Rock Star…..from the Stunning CD and this band played the Victoria quite recently.
      11. Flying Squad….Fahrenheit 451….from their Come And Play cassette release and these guys played many a gig at the Victoria. I was informed that is not a cowbell on this recording, but a firebell and the drummer actually had 2 of them….firebells that is.
      12. Boy From Nowhere…Rack My Mind….from a live recording at the Town And Country (now 765 east) 10/5/2013. Boy From Nowhere did their first public appearance at the Victoria, after morphing from Blood Brothers and The Hippies.
      13. Ten Heads….Fading Out….from the Swimming and Singing CD and they played recently at the Victoria.
      14. The Mongrels….All Systems Go…..from a demo and the first time we saw this combo was at the Victoria many years ago.
      15. The Corndogs…..Lemon Head….from the Cliffhanger LP from 1987.
      16. Nosmo King Jr…..City Of Faith….from the CHRW London Underground compilation and according to bass player Lionel Lodge, the band was booked to play the Victoria and no showed!
      17. The Others….Ostrich Trick….from a split 7” with Dumb from 1995
      18. Deja Voodoo…. Big Scary Daddy….from a live recording at Key West, yet another long gone venue, from 10/22/1987. Deja Voodoo played downstairs at the Victoria twice. The first time 3 different parties (unbeknownst to each other) created posters for this gig. It worked, and people came out to see this band from Montreal. The second time through, they were staying at our place when we were offered What Wave zine from Al Cole and had to make the decision on whether to take it over or not. Tony and Gerard said to do it, and we did! There’s pics on FB of the band playing at the Victoria from that show and other pics outside our old apartment on Elmwood, with the band and the Edsel.
      19. Deja Voodoo….Swamp Of Love… as above. There are pics on FB of this gig at the Key West as well.
      20. Rockin’ Bobby Harris…..Yup Yup Boogie…..from the 2 Dollar Bill and The Pennies CD and Rockin’ Bobby is the real deal, an actualy late 50’s rockabilly guy who could still do it.
      21. Pink Cadillac Scat Cats…Half Way To Memphis….from the Rip It Up CD and one of the bands that  played one of our 5 Rockabilly Massacre Shows at the Victoria. Those were fun action packed nights in which we set some records at the bar.
      22. Duke Sedan and the Hi Tones……Real Cool Daddy….from their self titled and released CD.
      23. Nasty Rashes….Hot Rod Hearse….from a live to air recorded during a Radio WW many years ago.
      24. Bloodshot Bill….. Shick Shack….from the Git High Tonite CD on Transistor 66 Records.
      25. The Greasemarks….Greasemark Boogie….from a demo CD they sent us.
      26. Evil Farm Children…..Border Blaster….from the Evilling CD and from Ottawa.
      27. Running From Daylight…..Deadman’s Crossing….from the brand new Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet CD and they played the Victoria recently.
      28. Lonesome Ghost…..Haunted By God…..from a demo and they were part of my fave show ever at the Victoria….Along with Speaking Tongues and John Schooley, this was a triple bill that shoulda packed the joint. Unfortunately, it was raining like a son of a bitch that eve, and only the fortunate few ventured out to catch this killer bill. It was Schooley’s first ever show in Canada, and happened right here!
      29. Speaking Tongues….Run To My Door….from their self titled debut CD.
      30. John Schooley…..Drive You Faster….from his self titled LP on Voodoo Rhythm Records.
      31. Sheesham, Lotus and Son…..Darling Cora……from their Clear The Table CD. This was the last show we caught at the Victoria, earlier this year, and was the best show we’ve seen so far this year. 3 piece old timey band from the Kingston, Ontario area and they’ve got their act down just perfect, with lots of crowd interaction and fun times!

       

      There were lots more songs to play, some might get played next week. Huge thanx for the texts, emails, facebook messages, phone calls and Heys on this one!!! Another local venue bites the dust and we’ve all gotta get out there and support live bands and venues in this town!!

       

      Back again next week with more noise and loads of new material.

       

      You might be able to find an archived show here….I keep bugging management about the archives:

      http://www.radiowestern.ca/program/radio-what-wave  

    • May 5, 2018 6:58 PM CDT
    •  What Wave Playlist May 4/2018. A show dedicated to the Victoria Tavern/SoHo/Bucket Of Blood which has a sign that says “Closed Until Further Notice” which is what we’ll call this episode. We’re playing only bands/artists that graced the ‘stage’ of the Victoria Tavern over the last 35 or so years.

       

      1. Uranus…..Around And Around….recorded at Kelly’s Boogie Parlour, another long gone London venue. Uranus played several times at the Victoria, with Ralph Dame on bass if I remember correctly.
      2. Uranus….Under My Thumb…. As above.
      3. Sci-Phonics….Play That Truck Drivin’ Tune….or something like that. Live recording from a long gone venue called The Road Apple, NE corner of York and Wellington 1/12/1986. The Sci-Phonics played the Victoria as a 3 piece and morphed into the long running 4 piece once John Charlton joined on the drums. Prior, stand up bass player Dave Zdryliuk banged on his bass a lot.
      4. Spiral Scratch….No Familiar Faces….from the Zulu Syndrome LP, and another band who morphed through a couple of lineup changes whilst doing gigs at The Victoria.
      5. The Hippies….Rock’n’Roll….live recording (1/16/1984) from another long gone venue, Fryfogles, which was on Dundas St right about where the library presently is. One of the posters for their gigs at the Victoria, had a show listed as a death date, presumably their final show.
      6. The Hippies….Neat Neat Neat… as above.
      7. Napalm Babys….Gun Control….from a live CD they released recorded in Ottawa. Lead singer Dave was supposedly involved in the alleged golden girl incident which actually made the local newspapers here…musta been a slow day and someone had a really good lawyer. If you were there, you know the truth.
      8. Dead Rabbits….I Don’t Care….from a live recording at the Cedar Lounge 2/9/1982, another venue that is long gone….we’ll be doing a special on The Cedar Lounge in August as it will be 40 years ago for the transformation from the Blue Boot Hotel, to the classier Cedar Lounge with its tacky cedar shingles on the walls.
      9. October Crisis…..Everyday….from a self titled CD from 1985 and these guys reform every now and again.
      10. 63 Monroe….Party Like A Rock Star…..from the Stunning CD and this band played the Victoria quite recently.
      11. Flying Squad….Fahrenheit 451….from their Come And Play cassette release and these guys played many a gig at the Victoria. I was informed that is not a cowbell on this recording, but a firebell and the drummer actually had 2 of them….firebells that is.
      12. Boy From Nowhere…Rack My Mind….from a live recording at the Town And Country (now 765 east) 10/5/2013. Boy From Nowhere did their first public appearance at the Victoria, after morphing from Blood Brothers and The Hippies.
      13. Ten Heads….Fading Out….from the Swimming and Singing CD and they played recently at the Victoria.
      14. The Mongrels….All Systems Go…..from a demo and the first time we saw this combo was at the Victoria many years ago.
      15. The Corndogs…..Lemon Head….from the Cliffhanger LP from 1987.
      16. Nosmo King Jr…..City Of Faith….from the CHRW London Underground compilation and according to bass player Lionel Lodge, the band was booked to play the Victoria and no showed!
      17. The Others….Ostrich Trick….from a split 7” with Dumb from 1995
      18. Deja Voodoo…. Big Scary Daddy….from a live recording at Key West, yet another long gone venue, from 10/22/1987. Deja Voodoo played downstairs at the Victoria twice. The first time 3 different parties (unbeknownst to each other) created posters for this gig. It worked, and people came out to see this band from Montreal. The second time through, they were staying at our place when we were offered What Wave zine from Al Cole and had to make the decision on whether to take it over or not. Tony and Gerard said to do it, and we did! There’s pics on FB of the band playing at the Victoria from that show and other pics outside our old apartment on Elmwood, with the band and the Edsel.
      19. Deja Voodoo….Swamp Of Love… as above. There are pics on FB of this gig at the Key West as well.
      20. Rockin’ Bobby Harris…..Yup Yup Boogie…..from the 2 Dollar Bill and The Pennies CD and Rockin’ Bobby is the real deal, an actualy late 50’s rockabilly guy who could still do it.
      21. Pink Cadillac Scat Cats…Half Way To Memphis….from the Rip It Up CD and one of the bands that  played one of our 5 Rockabilly Massacre Shows at the Victoria. Those were fun action packed nights in which we set some records at the bar.
      22. Duke Sedan and the Hi Tones……Real Cool Daddy….from their self titled and released CD.
      23. Nasty Rashes….Hot Rod Hearse….from a live to air recorded during a Radio WW many years ago.
      24. Bloodshot Bill….. Shick Shack….from the Git High Tonite CD on Transistor 66 Records.
      25. The Greasemarks….Greasemark Boogie….from a demo CD they sent us.
      26. Evil Farm Children…..Border Blaster….from the Evilling CD and from Ottawa.
      27. Running From Daylight…..Deadman’s Crossing….from the brand new Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet CD and they played the Victoria recently.
      28. Lonesome Ghost…..Haunted By God…..from a demo and they were part of my fave show ever at the Victoria….Along with Speaking Tongues and John Schooley, this was a triple bill that shoulda packed the joint. Unfortunately, it was raining like a son of a bitch that eve, and only the fortunate few ventured out to catch this killer bill. It was Schooley’s first ever show in Canada, and happened right here!
      29. Speaking Tongues….Run To My Door….from their self titled debut CD.
      30. John Schooley…..Drive You Faster….from his self titled LP on Voodoo Rhythm Records.
      31. Sheesham, Lotus and Son…..Darling Cora……from their Clear The Table CD. This was the last show we caught at the Victoria, earlier this year, and was the best show we’ve seen so far this year. 3 piece old timey band from the Kingston, Ontario area and they’ve got their act down just perfect, with lots of crowd interaction and fun times!

       

      There were lots more songs to play, some might get played next week. Huge thanx for the texts, emails, facebook messages, phone calls and Heys on this one!!! Another local venue bites the dust and we’ve all gotta get out there and support live bands and venues in this town!!

       

      Back again next week with more noise and loads of new material.

       

      You might be able to find an archived show here….I keep bugging management about the archives:

      http://www.radiowestern.ca/program/radio-what-wave  

    • April 28, 2018 8:07 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist April 27/2018

       

      1. Sugar Brown…..Looking For 2 O’Clock….new CD called Calling All Blues from this Toronto based blues combo that just came into CHRW. Way cool authentic sounding blues from this scholar of the blues whom we hope to get to London at some point.
      2. The Jack Cades…..Big Fish…from the brand new Freakbeat Fraternity release on Dirty Water Records from the UK. On the tubs is our pal Mole, long time drummer for such elite outfits as The Higher State, Embrooks and so many more in his long and dedicated career. Another new arrival at CHRW!
      3. Lawn….My Boy….from the Blood On The Tracks release from this New Orleans pop combo. Yet another new arrival here at CHRW!
      4. The Lawn….Reconsider Baby…from the Debussy Fields CD from 1992 and from Toronto. Had to play this due to the same names of the bands. This combo has Lonnie James on the tubs, a vet of so many cool Toronto outfits; Living Proof, Naugahyde 5 and lots more.
      5. Tuerto Loco….Nancy Sinatra….recorded live here on Radio WW back 5/12/2011. And these wackos are at the St Regis tonite!
      6. Fiends….Vacation….from the recent Easy Does It release, and from London Ontario.
      7. Vypers….Deep Save….from the Champion 100 10” that is about to be released and we yammered a quick one over the phone, as Vypers were in town last night at Call The Office. Any band with psych sounds that mentions 13th Floor Elevators and Spaceman 3 has their roots firmly planted on solid ground!
      8. Vypers….Reaper… as above. They mentioned working on a new full length with slightly slower but more ominous sounds.
      9. Dong Vegan….Bugs….from the He Job Sessions and they opened (and share gigs) with Vypers.
      10. No Pussyfooting…..Fake Wood and Chrome….from the brand new Pentagon Black 4 compilation and from Peterborough.
      11. Occasional Angels….Be There….from Ottawa and found this fine soul combo via the recent CBC awards thing.
      12. Ronnie Lee…..Dare To Be Different….from the Permanent New Wave comp and this goes out to our pal Sue who is not doing well. Rena and Sue were best friends through university and teacher’s college and both went out to the local clubs to catch the punk/new wave thing that was happening in the late 70’s/80’s. Sue was with Rena when I asked her out for the first time (at a Shakin’ Pyramids show at Fryfogles) and when I told Sue what I did (fix computers) she replied, ‘you don’t look Asian’ my introduction to her dry sarcastic humour. Well Rena and I have been together since, and found out recently, it was us that introduced Sue to her longtime hubby Paul….again at a punk rock show, and this time, at our usual hangout back then, The Cedar Lounge. This song sums up everything about those punk/new wave days and is from 1978.
      13. The Alleycats….Black Haired Girl…from the Sharp Cuts compilation. From about 1978 and Sue was into cats (still is) and has black hair…
      14. Ronnie Lee….Some Like It Hot….from the Permanent New Wave comp….
      15. The Fast….Kids Just Wanna Dance….from the Sharp Cuts comp and from about 1979. We did a lot of dancing back in those days and had a lotta fun. This one not only sums it up, but these guys played the Cedar Lounge back in about 1979. A pictures exists of the band on stage from the area of the entrance to the club….I’m trying to get my hands on this pic as it’s a rare full stage shot from the Cedar Lounge.
      16. Raunch Hands…Stomp It…from their 1984 debut 7” and the one that made me a fan. Remember writing to the address on the back of the single and getting a response from Michael Tchang and finally meeting the band at the Star Club back in 1985.  This RH set goes out to singer Michael Chandler.
      17. Raunch Hands….Spit It On The Floor….from the El Rauncho Grande EP from 1985 and there’s a lesson in this song.
      18. Raunch Hands….Ford…as above. Pictures are up on FB for Chandler and we’ve put lots from the Star Club shows and the band’s one appearance here in London Ontario at Bullwinkles from 1986.
      19. Hook Up….Greyhound To Graceland…from the Cruel Sounds CD on Transistor 66 Records.
      20. The Zellots….On The Dole…from the flexi and from about 1979.
      21. Teenage Head….Teenage Beer Drinkin’ Party….from the recent Fun Comes Fast CD and TH were in town recently at Call The Office.
      22. The Judys…..Sex and The Single Malt….from their debut CD and from Vancouver with our pal Pete Feend on the bass.
      23. Gus Cordovox…..Trashpickin’….from the You’re Soaking In It compilation from 1988 and features Philly and area bands. This track features Ben Vaughn on the telecaster. This show was going to feature a bunch of compilations, but life gets in the way and we have to respect the past to build a better future.
      24. Harry Manx….Foxy Lady…from the Wise and Otherwise CD and he is at the Aeolian Hall on Thursday night.
      25. Soul Jazz Orchestra….Holla Holla…from the Under Burning Skies CD and from Ottawa.
      26. Tuxedomoon….Dark Companion….from the Ralph compilation Frank Johnsons Favorites on Ralph Records and from 1981. Bought this when I was obsessed with the crazy sounds of The Residents and everything they were associated with. Lost interest in The Residents, but still like a lot of what Tuxedomoon did.
      27. Chrome….Anti Fade….from the Subterranean Underground compilation from 1979 on Ralph Records. First heard about Chrome via Greg Shaw’s ground shattering zine, Who Put The Bomp? as Chrome ran adverts for their releases in it. I correctly assumed that anything that was in Who Put The Bomp had to be in my collection as that zine really opened doors for me! Got to see Helios Creed from Chrome at Call The Office 4/15/1992 and he autographed some of my records back then. Live audio of that one exists according to my files.
      28. Sheesham and Lotus and Son….Ida Red…from their Clear The Table CD and from Kingston. Coincidentally, they are now in the other London.

       

      Ran outta time before tunes as per usual. Big Thanx to the Vypers for giving us a call on the road to London. And Thanx for all the messages, texts, phone calls and Heys!!

       

      There might be an archived show here:

      http://www.radiowestern.ca/program/radio-what-wave

      Back again next week and it looks like we’re going to be doing a special on the SOHO (for decades known as The Victoria Tavern) as it appears it has closed down. TONS of local and out of town bands have played that place over the years and we’ve put on many shows there as well.

       

       

    • April 20, 2018 7:13 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist April 20/2018

       

      1. Yur Mum….Intro and DR Zsolt….from a brand new release called Road Rage from this UK trio.
      2. The Vypers….Mr Girl….from their recent 10” and they will be playing next Friday at Call The Office. Really dig their psych sounds and we’ll either have them in studio next week or via phone to find out their story.
      3. Dong Vegan…..Switch Hitter….from the He-Job Sessions release and they are playing with the Vypers next Friday.
      4. Fashionism…..Checking Out The Checkout Girl….from the just released today Pentagon Black Compilaton Volume 4. This comp is all one take recordings and Fashionism features Jeffy Clone, who also sang in….
      5. Tranzmitors….Some Girls….7” on the La Ti Da Record label from 2006. And this is my fave Tranzmitors single as it has Dancing In The Front Row on the flip side!
      6. Mack MacKenzie….Devil Likes Me….recorded live in the Radio What Wave studio 6/16/2017. And Mack will be at Fitzrays on Wednesday April 25th.
      7. 3 O’Clock Train….Train Of Dreams….from the Wig Wam Beach EP from 1985. This was Mack’s country rock combo that jump started his career. This tune got a lot of airplay on Much Music back in its time!
      8. 3 O’Clock Train….Stupid Little Angel….as above. This guy can really write some good songs!
      9. Running From Daylight….Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet….from the CD Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet that we got just before going on air. RFD have their CD release this coming Thursday when they open for the Living Deads  at Call The Office.
      10. Krista D…..Land Mine…from the brand new re-ish of the Look At Me CD.
      11. Jeremy Porter and the Tucos….Patty’s Not Impressed….from the Don’t Worry It’s Not Contagious CD and these guys were  in town last Thursday. Only caught the first of three (ya three!!) sets and they were rocking out very nicely! American meets power pop meets story telling songs and well worth checking out if you get the chance.
      12. Dany Laj and the Looks….Left Right To One….from the brand new 7” and they are back in town on the Friday of the May long weekend.
      13. Drivin’ Beats….Drivin’ Me Crazy….latest demos from this garage meets surf meets powerpop  combo.
      14. Archie and the Bunkers…You’re My Pacemaker….from the brand new Songs From The Lodge release on Dirty Water Records.
      15. Wars In Transit….Safety….from a self released 1982 cassette and from Guelph Ontario. They played the Cedar Lounge back in the early 80’s.
      16. Labasheeda….On The Beach….from their recent Changing Lights release and from the Netherlands.
      17. Charlie Weber….Self Titled….from his Major/Minor CD and from Exeter via London. Caught Charlie at the Jack Richardson pub crawl at Call The Office. He had some of the Mountain Of Wolves guys backing him up and they rocked out quite nicely. Expect a record on Forest City Records late summer/fall.
      18. Oily Birds….Yesterday’s Numbers….from a live recording at CHRW 4/29/2010 and 2 of the guys in the Boy From Nowhere band.
      19. Coaching For Sara….Sister Won’t….from the Remastered CD and from London.
      20. Evil Hoodoos…Have You Seen My Baby…..from a live recording at the Electric Banana 6/20/1991. Sounds like 2 or 3 of the Boy From Nowhere along with James Bond on the keyboards and Wailin’ Wayne Pattern on the vocals.
      21. Long Day Journey…..Curio Shoppe….from the Count Bonniwell Electric CD and from Hamilton Ontario.
      22. Long Day Journey….I’m Giving You The Warning…. As above.
      23. Mourning Reign…..Satisfaction Guaranteed…..from The Finest Hours Of US 60’s Punk compilation on Eva Records.
      24. Shades Of Night…..Fluctuation….from the Open Up Your Door Volume 2 compilation of 60’s punk.
      25. Keith Kessler….Don’t Crowd Me….from the Ear-Piercing Punk compilation of 60’s garage punk and goes out to Michael Chandler of The Raunch Hands who is having some issues.
      26. Bureaucrats……Grown Up Age….from the Bureacrats LP that collects most of their recordings and goes out to Gaz Sidwell, vocalist who passed away this week.
      27. Bureaucrats….She’s An American…. As above.
      28. Bureaucrats….Now and Then…. As above.
      29. Bureaucrats…..Feel The Pain…. As above.
      30. Them…..Gloria….from the Endless Journey compilation of 60’s psych and punk. This was recorded after the band moved to the US and Van Morrison was long gone.
      31. Them….Baby Please Don’t Go… as above and cut off as we ran out of time.

       

       

      Big Thanx to all that volunteered and came out to celebrate Jack Richardson Music Week here in London. It was an amazing success with so many things going on over the week. And congrats to the winners at the awards ceremony on Sunday night!

       

      Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, FB messages, texts and Heys!!! That’s what makes it all worthwhile!!!

       

      We’ve got an interview with the Vypers scheduled for next week as they are at Call The Office next Friday.

       

      There might be an archived show here:

      http://www.radiowestern.ca/program/radio-what-wave

    • April 14, 2018 7:58 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist April 13/2018

       

      Another all London playlist as we’re deep into the week of celebrations/shows/events of The Jack Richardson Music Week here in London Ontario. We come to the climax on Sunday night at the awards ceremony at London Music Hall. Hope to see some of you there!

      But we started this week with a non-London interview, Son Of Dave, infamous one man blues band, who just happened to be playing at the London Music Club that eve. Son Of Dave’s music has been used in many television shows, online adverts, he’s opened for The Stooges and done so much more! Even won a Juno Award in his  previous combo, Crash Test Dummies!

      1. Son Of Dave….Lust For Life…from the Son Of Dave Plays 13 Explosive Hits CD.
      2. Nervousmen….Joy Decision….from a recent download and these guys have a show on April 21 at Call The Office.
      3. Black Holes….Miss Pearl….live recording from the long gone Brunswick Hotel. This is the start of our London rockabilly set. Black Holes feature local artist and guitar wizard Tom Hilborn. You can catch Tom’s paintings in various galleries around the city.
      4. Viv Sun and the Black Holes….Train Kept A Rollin’….1996 demo recording of the old Tiny Bradshaw tune. Tom Hilborn was also the guitarist in this combo that evolved into just the Black  Holes. Black Holes do play around once in a blue moon, and always put on great shows!
      5. Larry Lee and the Leesures….Odd Man Out….from their self titled LP from around 1965. Rockabilly in 1965 was a step out of time as was this song. Coulda and maybe shoulda been covered by The Cramps, instead, the Black Holes covered it at live shows.
      6. Running From Daylight….Mary Jane….new demo from this local psychobilly/rbilly combo that is keeping the sound alive in London. So ends our rockabilly set.
      7. Condo Christ….Weekend Alcoholic…from the London Underground LP, the first CHRW LP compilation of London bands. CHRW has released at least 5 compilations of local combos and we’re playing a song from 5 of them. The 5th is a cassette, that is inside the Jack Richardson Music Hall Museum as part of a local cassette display.
      8. Frankenstein 5….It’s A Cryin’ Shame….from the London Underground Dig Deeper CD from 1994. F5 were the only exclusive 60’s garage combo to come out of London. They appeared on a couple of WW cassettes and also released their own cassette, recorded right here at CHRW.
      9. Salmon Blaster….Chomalungma…from the London Underground 3 CD from 1995. Salmon Blaster are re-uniting for one show at Call The Office tonite as part of the Jack Richardson London Music week.
      10. Don’t Touch The Dancers….Make Me Sick….from the LDN CD, the latest CHRW compilation.
      11. Mountain Of Wolves….Don’t Call My Name….from their Poison LP and they will be playing on Sunday night as part of the award ceremonies at the London Music Hall.
      12. Randall Pee Coltrane….Just A Heartbeat….from the recent Atomic Love Burrito CD and we had Randall live onair a couple weeks back.
      13. Shakey Jack….I Can’t See You No More….from the Demics Covers CD put out by Nick Perry, original Demic drummer.
      14. Pogo Pete….Life Is A Crazy Passion….as above and a summation of the summer of 77/78 here in London Ontario.
      15. UIC….How Deep Is Your Love….recorded live at Bullwinkles 2/14/1986 and goes out to bass player Dan Preszcator who passed away 2 weeks ago. Bullwinkles was also called Kellys Boogie Parlour, Hard Times, Salt Lounge and probably a couple other names. The building is still standing (with external support) so grab a picture while you can.
      16. The Hippies….How You Gonna Live….from the early 80’s. The picture sleeve for this one, as well as a TON of other London 7” records is on display at the Jack Richardson London Music Museum at 182 Dundas St, the old Nash Jewellers store front.
      17. Jane Doe….There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis….teamwork as musicians from various combos got together to put this one out.
      18. B Girls…. B Side….from the Bomp label from 1979 and features Marcy Saddy on the tubs.
      19. The Zellots….Let’s Play House….from their 1978 Vancouver recordings with Heather Haley on vocals. After doing this, they moved back to London and reformed with a new drummer and vocalist.
      20. Cordcalling….When I Scream….from the CD of the same name.
      21. Pacanomad….Heaven Can Wait….from the Restless CD.
      22. Baby Giant…..High Tide….from the Baby Giant 2 download and they were in the CBC contest a few weeks back.
      23. The Fine Print….Last Night…from the Standing Out CD and they released a cassette on the WW label.
      24. Fiends….Never Old…from the brand new Easy Does It CD and they will be playing at Old East 765 tonite.
      25. Terminal Wallys…..East End….from the New Old School CD and all about the east end of this city.
      26. TVD….I’d Kiss You Honey But You’re Standing On My Bottom Lip…from the Salvation Through Distraction CD.
      27. Finks….Can’t Say No….from their only 7” from the mid 80’s and features bass player Pete Feend who is still playing to this day.

       

      Thanx to Son Of Dave for taking the time to call in. Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, FB messages and texts!! And all the kind words!! That’s what keeps us going!!!

      You can often find me at the Jack Richardson Music Musuem on Saturday afternoons, helping the curator, Rena get things done. There’s a few displays that will be of special interest to listeners of Radio WW and we just received some new stuff yesterday from the big band era. Johnny Downs was a HUGE influence to the local big band and jazz scene through his restaurant, The Latin Quarter.

       

      Back again next week with a bit more local stuff from the past and lots of new stuff!

       

      There might be an archived show here:

      http://www.radiowestern.ca/program/radio-what-wave

    • June 7, 2018 11:18 AM CDT
    • It's been a while since i've posed here, but here are two recent episodes of my radio program Revolution Rock.  There's music from Iggy Pop, Forgotten Rebels, Gang of Four, Danny & The Darleans Tough Age, Captain Beefheart, Black Flag and The King Khan & BBQ Show.  One episode also features an interview and music from Bloodshot Bill.

      Show 724 Play List (An Interview with Bloodshot Bill): 

      1. The Forgotten Rebels - Hello, Hello (I'm Back Again) 
      2. Iggy Pop - New Values 
      3. Acid Tongue - Something In The Water 
      4. Paul The Tailor - Baked Potato 
      5. Masked Boy - Gritt Used Acid !! (Demo)
      6. Black Sabbath - N.I.B (Alternate Version) 
      7. The Ding Dongs - Weekend 
      8. Tandoori Knights - Big Belly Giants 
      9. Bloodshot Bill - I'm Telling You 

      BLOODSHOT BILL INTERVIEW

      10. Bloodshot Bill - Love me Twice
      11. Deja Voodoo - Skeleton At My party 
      12. Sonny Burgess - Red Headed Woman 
      13. Warren Smith - Rock And Roll Ruby 
      13. Otis Redding - Shake
      14. Them - Bring'em On In
      15. Parquet Courts - Tenderness 
      16. Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
      17. The Stranglers - Something Better Change 
      18. Gang of Four - Glass
      19. Roxy Music - She Sells
      20. The Lounge Lizards - Incident On South Street 
      21. Chain & The Gang - Don't Scare The Ghosts Away
      22. Carbonas - Phone Booth
      23. The Mods - Step Out Tonight 
      24. Priors - Got in Me 
      25. Daniel - Hopital
      26. Danny & The Darleans - May-Ree Mack 

      Download/listen to this show here:  http://cjamlog1.cjam.ca/mp3dirnew/36-Revolution_Rock-20180602-1900-t1527962400.mp3

      Check out a post on my website about Bloodshot Bill here:  https://revrock.blogspot.com/2018/06/bloodshot-bill-interview2018.html

      Show 723 Play List (Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison 50th Anniversary):

      1. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes (Live At Folsom Prison)
      2. The Statler Brothers - This Ole House (Live At Folsom Prison)
      3. Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues (Live At Folsom Prison)
      4. Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues (Live At Folsom Prison)
      5. Buddy Selfish - Rip It Up 
      6. Frankie & Jimmy - Minglewood Blues
      7. Mark Malibu & The Wasagas - Hey Chiwawa
      8. The Barracudas - Barracuda Waver 
      9. Vamos - Outsiders 
      10. The Shiverettes - Obsessed
      11. Young Rival - Got What You Need 
      12. A Place To Bury Strangers - There's Only One of Us 
      13. Papermaps - Iron Stove 
      14. Tough Age - Snakes & Ladders 
      15. Paul Jacobs - How Did You Find Out?
      16. South River Slim - 40 Day Crawl 
      17. Chris Altman - Deadly Night Shade 
      18. Bloodshot Bill - Don't Bug Me Baby
      19. Danny Kroha - You Got To Move 
      20. Nap Eyes - It's Only Life (Feelies Cover)(Laginappe Session)
      21. Kevin Morby - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You (Bob Dylan Cover)(Laginappe Session)
      22. Bob Dylan - Sitting On Barb Wire Fence (Take 6) 
      23. Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna (Take 5) 
      24. The King Khan & BBQ Show - Shake Real Low 
      25. The Wayouts - Red Rover
      26. Black Flag - Fix Me
      27. Captain Beefheart - Zig Zag Wanderer
      28. Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues (Second Show - Live At Folsom Prison) 
      29. Johnny Cash - Jackson (With June Carter)(Live At Folsom Prison)

      Sownload/listen to that episode here:  http://cjamlog1.cjam.ca/mp3dirnew/36-Revolution_Rock-20180526-1900-t1527357600.mp3

    • June 2, 2018 1:45 PM CDT
    • Playlist 06-02-18

       

      Swingin' Neckbreakers - So Less
      D4 - Get Loose
      Makers - Little Piece of Action
      Morbs - Alan Alda
      Monster Magnet - Rocket Freak
      Trousers - Dancer From The Dance
      Veins - Fallout Shelter
      Giuda - Tartan Pants
      Golden Coats - I Don't Want You
      McFadden's Parachute - Time
      Pandoras - It Felt Alright
      Sound Explosion - Cause You Lie
      dragSTER - Damned
      Strays - Problematic
      Ambition Demolition - Neverland
      Slow Faction - Woody Guthrie
      Dirt Byrds - The Loner
      Misfits - Spinal Remains
      Adrenalin O.D. - Suburbia
      False Prophets - Good Clean Fun
      Bad Brains - At The Movies
      Damned - Standing At The Edge of Tomorrow
      Va-Va-Voodoos - Kill Ugly Radio
      Dean Landew - Romantic Dreamer
      Space Party - Girls Are My Thing
      Jet Buzz - To A Friend
      Jet Reaction - Post Tour Depression
      David Harrison - Good Enough For Rock n Roll
      Trash Street - Cuts So Deep
      Dag Nasty - Simple Minds
      Descendents - I'm Not A Punk
      Manic Hispanic - I Got A Right
      Zeros - Going Nowhere Fast
      Ultra Sect - Set Sail
      Swingin' Utters - All That I Can Give
      Mutants - Monster of Love
      William Shatner - Garbageman
      New York Dolls - Trash
      Ramones - In The Park
      Magazine - Shot By Both Sides
      Godfathers - Gone to Texas

    • June 2, 2018 7:21 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be broadcasting live on Saturday June 2nd from Noon-2:00PM EST. There will be loads of new and old garage-punk tunes for your listening pleasure. Tune your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

    • May 19, 2018 1:47 PM CDT
    • Playlist 05-19-18

      Pylon - Cool
      Fleshtones - The Dreg
      Cramps - New Kind of Kick
      Mad Daddys - Stoned for the Rest of My Life
      Damned - Devil In Disguise
      Cynics - I Need More
      Hemmit - Friends
      Golden Coats - I Am Not Alone
      Morbs - This Town
      Dirty Babies - Dying Every Day
      Stranger Mayhem - City Lights
      Royal Dog - The Breaks
      Ultra Sect - Turn Up The Oi!
      McFadden's Parachute - Baby Tonight
      Pandoras - Dark November
      Trash Street - World Without
      Dean Landew - Job
      Awkwards - Being Awkward
      Chats - Smoko
      Lords of Gravity - Danger Girl
      English Guns - Guns Remain Silent
      Ambition Demolition - Where Does All The Time Go
      Strays - Richard Dreyfuss
      Why Oh Whys - Here She Comes
      Jet Buzz - To A Friend
      Lengthmen - Not Drinking Water
      David Harrison - Good Enough For Rock n Roll
      Trousers - Dancer From the Dance
      Peter118 - Break Em Out
      Funeral Oration - Never Die
      Sound Explosion - In My Grave
      Brood - Leave Me Alone
      Lyres - Help You Ann
      Hoodoo Gurus - In the Echo Chamber
      Joan Jett - Science Double Feature
      Wire - Ex Lion Tamer
      Toy Dolls - Dougy Giro
      101ers - Keys To Your Heart
      Uncle Floyd & Oogie - Shaving Cream
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

       

    • May 19, 2018 7:34 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday May 19th. I will be playing garage-punk tunes powerful enough to knock a garage door off its tracks. If you do not believe me, attached is an ACTUAL PICTURE of my garage door. The festivities run from Noon-2:00PM EST at 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

    • May 5, 2018 1:48 PM CDT
    • Playlist 05-05-18

      Ultra Sect - Built To Last
      UK Subs - Tomorrow's Girls
      US Chaos - Chaos
      William Shatner - Garbageman
      J.O.N. - Narcissitic
      Three From Above - Hail, Caesar
      Monsters - Happy People Make Me Sick
      Morbs - Nothing Nothing Nothing
      Splatterheads - Bein' Right There
      JJ & The Real Jerks - Split Decision
      Why Oh Whys - Big Mouth
      Strays - Problematic
      Hemmit - My Room
      Lengthmen - Not Drinking Water
      Klammer - Modern God
      David Harrison - Good Enough For Rock n Roll
      Trousers - Dancer From The Dance
      Peter118 - Break Em Out
      Weird Al Yankovic - Beat On The Brat
      Ambition Demolition - Treason
      Awkwards - Being Awkward
      English Guns - Guns Remain Silent
      Dirt Byrds - Dead Man's Blues
      Flesh Eaters - Miss Muerte
      X - Universal Corner
      Weirdos - Solitary Confinement
      Minutemen - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
      Dils - Class War
      Dictators - Two Tub Man
      Electric Frankenstein - You're So Fake
      Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Baby Talk
      Chats - Temperature
      Stooges - TV Eye
      Royal Dog - Crabbed
      Stranger Mayhem - City Lights
      Pandoras - It Felt Alright
      Echo & The Bunnymen - Do It Clean
      Shark Toys - That's How I Escaped My Perfect Fate
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • May 5, 2018 6:28 AM CDT
    • It has been a long four weeks, but the Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be returning to the airwaves on Saturday May 5th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Loads of new and old punk and garage tunes have been waiting to be played. Tune your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

    • April 7, 2018 1:53 PM CDT
    • Playlist 04-07-18

      Magnapop - Here It Comes
      Jesus & Mary Chain - April Skies
      Purple Outside - After The Springtime
      Lemon Drops - I Live In The Springtime
      Milkshakes - Thinking 'Bout That Girl
      Ugly Beats - Sombras
      Daisy House - Yellow Moon Road
      Pandoras - Just A Picture
      Mr. T Experience - Supersonic
      Sweet Baby - She's From Salinas
      Vacant Lot - I Know
      Best Kissers In the World - Pickin' Flowers For
      Adverts - Bombsite Boy
      999 - Homicide
      Generation X - Night Of Cadillacs
      Buzzcocks - Wake Up Call
      Hemmit - My Room
      Cavedogs - La La La
      Junk Monkeys - All In A Day
      Peter118 - Break Em Out
      Royal Dog - Breaks
      Three From Above - Na Na Na
      Index Of - Rabia y Mas
      Lengthmen - Not Drinking Water
      Wipes - One Chance
      Black Zephyr - Can't Buy Me Love
      JJ Doll - Dirge
      Dirt Byrds - Raw
      Why Oh Whys - Join Me In Confusion
      Chats - Smoko
      Hydeouts - Rock n Roll Is Dead
      Killer Hearts - 24-7 Action
      Klammer - Modern God
      Stranglers - Nice 'N' Sleazy
      Scaners - Abduction
      Marmozers - Major System Error
      Des Demonas - Psychedelic Soldier
      Superchunk - Dead Photographers
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

       

    • April 7, 2018 7:24 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday April 7th from Noon-2:00PM EST. In addition to the usual punk and garage tunes, I will be playing some obscure pop-punk songs from the early 90's. You can listen by tuning your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

    • May 22, 2018 8:53 PM CDT
    • New Episode - 

      Radio Mutation No 30

      Playlist

      L7 – “Scrap”

      The Hardons – “Busted”

      Urge Overkill – “Effigy”

      Davie Allan &/the Arrows – “The Shape of Things to Come”

      The Jet Boys – “Time Bomb”

      The Vivian Girls – “I Heard You Say”

      The Lyres – “How Do You Know”

      PopDefect – “Cold Shoulder”

      Husker Du – “Love Is All Around”

      Game For Vultures – “Going My Way”

      The Dictators – “Who Will Save Rock N’ Roll”

      The Real Kids – “Now You Know”

      The Chemical People – “Black Throat”

      The Riverdales – “I Can’t Pretend”

      BUM – “Bullet”

      The A-Bones – “Wah-Hey”

      The Reigning Sound – “Black Sheep”

      Gentleman Jesse – “You’ve Got the Wrong Man”

      Purple Wizard – “I’ve Been Wrong”

      The Tough Shits – “Adult Fantasy”

      55:17

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    • May 17, 2018 5:31 PM CDT
    • Appreciate the encouraging words, John.

    • May 17, 2018 5:12 PM CDT
    • I've really dodged some bullets in my day , but , I see family and friends getting bogged down with illness and injury. It kind of makes me mad , but , they say you can come out of these things a stronger person , and I believe it's so. But , it helps to be strong for a start.

      I MEAN , YOU KNOW AT WHAT PACE YOU NEED TO FIGHT BACK. Some days will be harder , some not as hard. But you know how it feels when you're sick , even if it's a bad cold , and you come out of it all right . It's like the first day of Spring , even if you live somewhere like Chicago or The Southwest where Spring is like ......"Y'cain't get thar from hyar.".     John.

    • May 17, 2018 5:05 PM CDT
    • Thanks, John. I’m trying

    • May 17, 2018 4:55 PM CDT
    • Steve , OHHH DAMN ! Sorry to hear about that , but glad you're on the mend.    Get yourself together , you WILL have never had it better (Electric Prunes. ).BooooOOOOOwoooooWOOO (Same.).  John.

       

       

    • May 15, 2018 12:16 PM CDT
    • I was laid up in the hospital for nearly a month (actually, I DIDN'T get laid up in the hospital ...) so now I'm at home recovering from my surgeries. To help myself heal, I've slapped together this podcast MUSIC TO HEAL BY 2 , featuring the positive healing sounds of The Dirtbombs, Archie & The Bunkers, The Cramps, Johnny Dowd and more.

      (The original MUSIC TO HEAL BY episode can be found HERE)

      You can listen to it below:

      And what the heck, here's the older "Healing" show:

    • April 17, 2018 9:57 PM CDT
    • HEY , STEVE.  How are ya....What passes for Country , today....YIKES.     jOHN.

       

    • April 11, 2018 5:54 PM CDT
    • Hello. We're new to these forums, but have a video that just came out today. Hope you enjoy!