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    • November 19, 2016 2:15 PM CST
    • Playlist 11-19-16

      Dead Kennedys - We've Got A Bigger Problem Now
      Anti-Pasti - No Government
      Shattered Faith - Reagan in '81
      Not Sensibles - (I'm In Love) With Margaret Thatcher
      Quorum - Things Don't Last
      Crash Induction - Half Rice Half Chips
      Electric Eric - Electric Eric
      Emerald Aquarium - Fruit Salad
      NOFX - I Don't Like Me Anymore
      Beach Slang - Art Damage
      Deniz Tek - Burned Black
      toyGuitar - Move Like A Ghost
      Trauma UK - Hail Hail
      UK Subs - Oligarchy
      Rollin Machine - Friday Forever
      Wolfe Sunday - Damage Control
      Penetrators - Shopping Bag
      Degrads - I Saw Bobby Sobbing In The Lobby
      Ed Gein's Car - Cream of Wheat
      Riviera Playboys - If You Asked
      A-Bones - Stolen Moments
      Band For Disease Control and Prevention - Undergrowth
      Phoenix Chroi - Mighty
      Mobbs - Piffle!
      Fat Randall - Letting Go
      Va Va Voodoos - No Sensation
      99ers - Heaven Only Knows
      Andy Smash - Into the Void
      Pack AD - So What
      Mystery Lights - Follow Me Home
      Blind Shake - Society of Plants
      Badass Mother Fuzzers - Dog On A Leash
      Devil Dogs - Get In Line
      Ramones - Main Man
      Dickies - Manny, Moe & Jack
      Dictators - What It Is
      Weirdos - Solitary Confinement
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • November 19, 2016 7:30 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday November 19th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Just like the last show, there will be loads of new punk bands and songs from the UK, many of which have never been played on the radio here in the states. Tune in at 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or streaming live at

    • November 5, 2016 1:42 PM CDT
    • Playlist 11-05-16

      Angry Samoans - Election Day
      Bleed - Us and Them
      Damned - 1 of the 2
      Teenage Head - You're Tearing Me Apart
      Buzzcocks - I Look Alone
      Wild Billy Childish & CTMF - When I Think About You
      Compulsion - Delivery (Basket Case)
      Jam - Funeral Pyre
      Electric Eric - The Devil's Cabbage
      Crash Induction - Work's Sirens
      Rollin Machine - Friday Forever
      UK Subs - Banksy
      toyGuitar - Peach Fuzz
      Thee Oh Sees - Dead Man's Gun
      NOFX - Oxy Moronic
      Julie Ruin - Record Breaker
      99ers - Calhoun Beach
      Va-Va-Voodoos - Cry Little Space Girl
      Citizens of Nowhere - Secrets
      Wolfe Sunday - Damage Control
      Emerald Aquarium - As Pig
      Fat Randall - Ghost Town
      Mobbs - Piffle!
      Stairs - Mary Joanna
      Screaming Tribesman - Ice
      Cheats - Sinners & Saints
      Redd Kross - Shonen Knife
      Mono Men - Burning Bush
      Neighborhood Brats - The Pharmacy is Closer Than the Liquor Store
      Screeching Weasel - Dingbat
      Tommy & The Commies - Suckin' In Yr 20's
      Bad Religion - Voice of God Is Government
      Andy Smash - Windsor Steel
      Husker Du - Hate Paper Doll
      Kid Congo & Pink Monkey Birds - We Love You
      Death Valley Girls - Disco
      Death By Unga Bunga - Fight!
      Mystery Lights - Too Many Girls
      Godfathers - Gone to Texas

    • November 5, 2016 7:55 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday November 5th from Noon-2:00PM EST. I'll be playing loads of new punk tunes from the UK, many of which have never been heard the states until today. You can listen at 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or streaming live at For those of you listening across the pond, for today Noon in New York is 4:00PM in England due to Daylight Savings Time.

    • October 22, 2016 2:33 PM CDT
    • Playlist 10-22-16

      Tempests - Rockin' Rochester USA
      Dropouts - Night of the Phantom
      Sugar Shack - My Girl, the Vampire
      Sons & Daughters - Rebel With The Ghost
      Rollin Machine - Friday Forever
      Mighty Uptight - Soul Control
      Mobbs - I'm Estranged
      Dead Frequency - Nobody's Listening
      Va Va Voodoos - Open Your Door
      Misfits - Blood Feast
      Groovy Ghoulies - Fun In the Dark
      Ramones - I Don't Wanna Go Down to The Basement
      Citizens of Nowhere - Secrets
      Lovely Eggs - Magic Onion
      Harmonica Lewinski - Mango Mouth
      Andy Smash - Indyrock Song
      toyGuitar - Move Like A Ghost
      Death Valley Girls - Death Valley Boogie
      Mystery Lights - Too Many Girls
      Bleed - Wasted Nights
      Descendents - Feel This
      Dag Nasty - Incinerate
      New Bomb Turks - Hammerless Nail
      Bloody Hollies - Good Night Sleep Tight
      Forbidden Dimension - Corpus Earthling
      Delmonas - Black Ludella
      Lillingtons - I Saw The Apeman (On The Moon)
      Incredible Kidda Band - Fighting My Way Back
      Julian Cope - World Shut your Mouth
      X - The Hungry Wolf
      Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
      Deadbolt - The Meat
      Jet Black Berries - They Walk Among You
      Roky Erickson - Creature With The Atom Brain
      Tommy & The Commies - Suckin' In Yr 20's
      Volcano Dogs - 1970
      Brimstones - FM Receiver
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • October 22, 2016 6:30 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday October 22nd from Noon-2:00PM EST. There will be punk. There will be garage. There will even be some Halloween songs. You can listen at 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or streaming live at

    • October 8, 2016 1:43 PM CDT
    • Playlist 10-08-16

      Crass - Where Next Columbus?
      Tonio K - Funky Western Civilization
      Jam - All Around The World
      Wire - Germ Ship
      99ers - Heaven Only Knows
      toyGuitar - Peach Fuzz
      JuliaWhy? - Gender Bender
      First Base - If I See You With That Girl
      Screaming Trees - She Knows
      Pandoras - That's Your Way Out
      Priests - House of Wax
      Harmonica Lewinski - The Slug
      Lovely Eggs - Magic Onion
      Ace Mk.1 - Elysium Sky
      Dickies - See My Way
      Mobbs - Piffle!
      Crown Court - Sammy Skyves
      Bleed - Us and Them
      Len Price 3 - Julia Jones
      Wild Billy Childish & CTMF - Turn and Run
      Susan & The Surftones - Nina's Empty Glass "Nina"
      Gasolines - Pintor "Pinta"
      Supersuckers - Santa Rita High "Santa"
      Joey Ramone - Maria Bartiromo "Maria"
      Thee Oh Sees - Dead Man's Gun
      Death Valley Girls - Death Valley Boogie
      Kid Congo & Pink Monkey Birds - Magic Machine
      Julie Ruin - Let Me Go
      Dead Frequency - Nobody's Listening
      Descendents - Victim of Me
      Volcano Dogs - 1970
      Andy Smash - Indyrock Song
      Lyres - How Do You Know
      Mystery Lights - Candlelight
      Divine Horsemen - Superlungs
      Two Tens - Ella Don't Like My Hat
      Zounds - Target/Mr. Disney/War
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • October 8, 2016 7:54 AM CDT
    • "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."-David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap

      In celebration of Columbus Day Weekend The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be playing a couple of sets of songs related to Columbus Day. Some of these songs are such a stretch, that you will either marvel at my brilliance or laugh at my stupidity.

      You can listen at 89.7 WITR-FM or streaming live at The fun lasts from Noon-2:00PM EST on Saturday October 8th.

    • September 24, 2016 8:00 AM CDT
    • Tune in to the Jeff of the Future Radio Show on Saturday September 24th. In addition to the usual garage-punk tunes, there will be an interview with special guests Harmonica Lewinski. You can listen from Noon-2:00PM EST at WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or streaming live at

    • November 18, 2016 6:44 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 17/2016 Canadian PowerPop Part 2

      1. The Chickens....Summer Of Love....from the Prepare To Plug In CD from 2000. 80% (4 out of 5 members of UIC) with the addition of another guitarist form The Chickens. Not the full throttle hypermetalpunk sound of UIC, but more hook laden pop tunes still with loads of energy to spare. Live, these guys were a total blast and would sometimes whip out a few UIC numbers to keep the dancing masses happy. Obviously from Toronto as are the rest of the pop bands featured on this episode.

      2. Holy Microphone....Beatle Bob....from the Goodbye Television Girl CD and features Fred from UIC on guitar. This song is for an actual person called Beatle Bob who has been dancing for decades at shows in the St Louis area and has a Beatle style bowl cut.

      3. The Bon....Hey Suzette....from the Static Electricity CD from 2011. There was a Leather Upper involved in this short lived project that mines early 70's pop and does it really well! This one was a fave when first released.

      4. The Machines....What Have I Done...from the After My Misspent Youth CD from 2006. Dunno much about this combo, but they have definitely played at CTO here in London Ontario.

      5. Cheap Speakers....She Has A System....from the Switches and Levers CD from 2013 and sadly defunct before I had a chance to catch them live.

      6. Zantees...Tic Tac Toe....from the 4 song EP on Midnight Records from 1983. These next few songs go out to the late great Billy Miller, who along with his wife Miriam LInna do a bit of a duet on this one. Billy and Miriam founded Kicks fanzine, a HUGE inspiration for What Wave zine and easily one of the best, if not the best fanzine ever!!! From there, they founded the Norton Records dynasty of a record label, book publishing and now a store in Brooklyn. And Billy and Miriam were also in The Zantees and The A Bones, both amazingly cool combos!!! Over the years we only got to meet Billy and Miriam three times....1986 in Hamilton when they were touring with Hasil Adkins, 1991 when they brought The A Bones to Call The Office here in London and 2009 at the Wooly Weekend in Montreal. All great and fun times!!!

      7. Zantees....Please Give Me Something....from the 1980 LP Out For Kicks on Bomp Records. A classic and essential LP for any rockabilly fan. I sold my duplicate copy of this record to a young couple at the last record show and told them this will be the best record you get at this show....dunno if they thought I was full of shit or not, but hopefully they've spun it by now and realized I coulda been right!

      8. The A Bones....Betty Lou Got A New Tattoo....from the I Was A Teenage Mummy CD from 2005 on Norton Records (Norton is the secret code for quality when you see it on any CD or record). Played a commercial for the Teenage Mummy around this time too.

      9. Miriam....I'm Nobody's Baby Now....from the Nobody's Baby LP on Norton Records and from 2014. Our condolences go out to Miriam!

      10. Klaatu.....Sub Rosa Subway....from their self titled debut LP from 1976. When this was released, there were rumours galore about how this is the Beatles reunited as there was little fanfare when this was released and no info about the band in the packaging. The rumours were all wrong and this was a pop band from Toronto with a release on a major label. They released several other LP's, but their first is the best by far in my humble opinion.

      11. Clockwise....All Over Your Face.....from the Accidentally On Purpose CD from 1999. These guys seem to always play the Toronto International Pop Overthrow each year and one listen to this tune and you'll know why.

      12. Protozoans....$....from a 2009 7" and saw these guys open for someone at Call The Office a few years back. Some fine pop.

      13. 10 Commandments....Suddenly....from a 7" and they release a couple of LP's and a few 7" in the late 80's to early 90's. They started as a straight 60's garage punk style combo and evolved into powerpop.

      14. Blue Peter....Same Old Place....from the Test Patterns For Living 12" on Ready Records from 1979. Saw these guys many times in the late 70's/early 80's and always put on a good, fun, energetic show. After a few releases, they became less interesting, but this first record is a fave and had me singing along in the onair studio!

      15. Steve Blimkie and The Reason.....Break My Heart....from the self titled debut LP from 1979 and also on Ready Records. Steve went to Fanshawe College here in London, and would play at The Cedar Lounge and was NOT liked by the punks due to his uppity attitude. Personally, I really dug his early shows as they were high energy guitar powerpop!

      16. True Confessions....Mating Games....from their self titled debut LP from 1980 on Bomb Records. Some of the members of the first girl punk band in Toronto, The Curse went on to form this pop oriented combo. Got to see them live once at The Cedar Lounge and they put on a pretty good new wave/pop show.

      17. Popular Spies....Chinatown....from a 1980 7". Think this was their only release and remember seeing them once or twice at Larry's in Toronto in the very early 80's. This particular song was stuck in my noggin all week heading into this show.....

      18. The Numbers....Sunday Afternoon....from the Add Up Lp from 1979 on Basement Records.

      19. Hot Tip.....Teach Me Something....from the Stop All Motion LP from 1981 on Attic Records. These last 2 bands differed in only one member, yet totally different names and on different labels, but both are definitely powerpop combos! Tried to figure this one out.....maybe they changed names from The Numbers as there were way too many combos with this name or....??? Can anyone out there enlighten me please? And both of these records are fairly common at record shows and are usually quite inexpensive, and well worth it.

      20. The Kingbees....My Mistake....from their debut LP from 1980. This particular song was a bit of a hit and this band even played on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Guitarist/singer Jamie James even lived here in London for a couple of years prior to least according to local legend.

      21. The Dundrells....Nothing On TV....from a 7" from the late 80's. These guys played The Key West Cafe here in London a couple of times and re-united for a one shot earlier this year.

      22. Crash Kills 5.....What Do You Do?.....from a 7" from 1980 and this has been re-ished on Ugly Pop Records. This band evolved into Shadowy Men and I remember catching them a couple of times at the Cedar Lounge.

      23. The Black Rainbows.....2 Day Rule....from the I Met This Chick CD from a couple years back.

      And that's a wrap for our Toronto Powerpop show. We'll continue the powerpop special in 2 weeks as next week we'll be helping to promote the Toys For Tots show happening at The Dawghouse on November 26th.

      Huge thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!!

      Here's a link to the archived show:

    • November 11, 2016 5:56 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 10/2016 Canadian PowerPop Part 1

      This is the first of several parts covering the powerpop music from Canada. We'll be spinning tunes from bands spanning across Canada from the early 70's right up to current. We'll be starting in Hamilton Ontario as The Forgotten Rebels are playing here in London this weekend and they did a couple of powerpop tunes and moving eastward up the QEW from there.

      1. The Forgotten Rebels....Baby Baby....from the Nobodys Hero's CD on OPM Records from 2010. This is a cover of The Vibrators track from their classic LP Pure Mania from 1977!

      2. The Forgotten Rebels.... Tell Me You Love Me....from their This Ain't Hollywood LP on Star Records. As most of you know, owner Mike Star passed away a little over a year ago and we had our memorial show in April with the re-united UIC taking us back 30 years in the time machine!

      3. The 905s...Hamilton Head....from the Bash It Up CD from 2006 and this particular song is a trib to the band that follows....And The 905s are opening up for The Forgotten Rebels in Burlington in a couple of weeks.

      4. Teenage Head....Top Down...from a 7" on the Epic Label from 1978. This particular version of the song has the captivating Beach Boy harmonies on it....way different from the LP version.

      5. The Shakers....California....late 70's 7" on Warpt Records. Out of Hamilton and they released several hard to find singles and 3 12" records. Dave Rave was a member of this band prior to him becoming lead singer of Teenage Head.

      6. The Shakers....Till I'm Gone....another 7" on Warpt Records and from 1979. Just couldn't resist playing 2 songs by The Shakers as they have so many good tunes! They re-united about 1.5 years ago for a killer show in Hamilton that was a lotta fun!

      7. Dave Rave....Anne Marie....from the Live With What You Know CD from 2010 and a classic powerpop tune that actually received a fair bit of airplay south of the border!! And lots of airplay right here on Radio WW! We had Dave live onair just prior to The Shakers reunion and we got him to do an acoustic version of this song over the airwaves.

      8. Grey Lands....Another Lie...from their Right Arm CD from 2015 and from Hamilton. Caught these guys live a few months back and live they were way more guitar psych than on record where they tend to veer towards more pop.

      9. Elk....Shaking Hands....from the Balm Beach CD from 2010 and from somewhere south east of Hamilton. Caught these guys a few years ago opening up for Pack AD and they have the harmony vocals and handclaps going full tilt!

      10. Simply Saucer....I Can Change My Mind....from a 7" on Pig Records and from 1978. Known more for their protopunk and psych sounds, Simply Saucer cut this wonderful powerpop single back in 1978 and for years it was their only released recording.

      11. Chevy Dirt.....Little GTO....from their Western Civilization Lp from 1980 and rumoured to be from somewhere around Kitchener Ontario.

      12. BB Guns....Bang Bang...from a live recording from 2/12/13 on CIUT's Moondog's Ballroom radio show, put on by our pal Daibhid James. BTW, CIUT is having it's annual fundraising starting next week, so if you 're a regular listener to Toronto's finest radio station, don't forget to pledge some $.

      13. Martha and The Muffins....Echo Beach....from the 1980 LP Metro Music. One of Toronto's better known bands from the late 70's/early 80's era and started out as a fantastic powerpop combo!!

      14. Onits....Weekend Wrestler....from a 7" on Vinyl Dream Records and from 1980. Know nothing about this one, but it gets mentioned in the book Smash The State by Frank Manley and I picked this one up at Star Records in Oshawa many years ago.

      15. The Mods....Between Four Walls....from the 22 Months Cd and recorded back in 1979. Toronto's mod/pop combo that featured drummer David Quinton who went on to work with Stiv Bators during his powerpop era and is now the energetic drummer for Arson.

      16. David Quinton....Make Up You Mind....fromt eh Bombs and Lullabies CD and recorded back in 1980.

      17. The Diodes....Plastic Girl....from the Tired Of Waking Up Tired CD on Sony Records and was recorded back in 1977. They've reformed a number of times over the years and even played right here in London Ontario a couple of years back....and we had the pleasure of having The Diodes as guests for a show here on Radio WW!!

      18. The Secrets....All The Words....from the Teenage Rampage CD on OPM Records and this was recorded back in 1979. Features former Diode John Hamilton and a coupla former Viletones. These guys were playing garage, frat rock and pop and were a step out of time with the rest of the Toronto scene of the time! And are a personal fave of mine for their finely crafted tunes!

      19. Zoom...Massacre At Central High....from a late 70's 7" on Riot! Records and featured John Hamilton (again??) and Chris Hate (The Secrets and The Viletones) doing poppy tunes. There is now a full length release on Ugly Pop Records that collects this 7" and many other unreleased recordings from the era and is well worth searching out!

      20. Bob Segarinin....Gotta Have Pop....from his LP of the same name from 1978. Bob was originally from the west coast of the US, but moved to Montreal, then Toronto whilst playing in bands like The Dudes and The Wackers. This is his first of 4 LP's that he released around this time and they are usually easily found at record shows and well worth the few dollars they cost. Bob was also instrumental behind the scenes in the late 70's/early 80's Toronto scene producing many a fine combo!

      21. The Ugly....Stranded In The Laneway....7" from the late 70's and absolutely nothing like they were live or their other recordings. This is powerpop and the rest of their material is 70's punk at it's most primal. These guys were real criminals that lived the life of.

      22. B Girls....B Side....from a 1978 7" on Bomp Records. They also have a CD on OPM that collects this single and many other fine unreleased tracks that is well worth searching out. Drummer Marcy Saddy was from right here in London Ontario.

      23. Hi Fi's.....I Don't Know Why....from a 1980 7" and this band evolved into Blue Rodeo and huge hall shows! I remember seeing this combo a couple of times and live they were very Beatle like and a whole lot of fun. There's rumours there are other recordings so if anyone of you readers has a lots to trade.

      24. Blue Rodeo.....Rose Coloured Glasses....from their 1987 LP Outskirts. These guys are still around doing the odd tour of Canada and selling out arenas.

      That's it for part 1, and judging by the phone ringing off the hook for part of the show, you must have really dug some of these tunes!! A HUGE thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!! And congrats to Robert, the winner of the pass for the Film Festival happening this weekend.

      Back again next week with Part 2 and we'll start with The Chickens and go from there....

      Here's a link to the archived show:

    • October 28, 2016 6:29 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist Oct 27/16 7" Of Pleasure In The Heart Of The City

      The title of this one comes from the Nick Lowe song, In The Heart Of The City. A classic adventure tune that several combos from London have covered live over the years to appreciative crowds. After all, it's a dance tune you can shake your ass to and at the same time identify with the subject matter. And since this show is covering only 7" records released here in London, and these records/songs were more than likely played downtown first (at the various watering holes/clubs) we tied the 2 together and came up with; 7" Of Pleasure In The Heart Of The City. Besides that, it not only sounds good, it gives a sexual vibe that many of these records gave upon first listen and many still do! So enjoy the sounds of the singles of London from about 1978 right up to today. In no way is this a complete playlist of all the 7" records released in London in this time frame, just a select choice few.

      1. The Demics.....In The Heart Of The recording from 1978 at The Cedar Lounge. Just had to start the show with the title song and was probably the first place many of us heard this song!

      2. Jim Ashby....Speed City....this is from the 2007 re-ish on Speed City Records. This was a documented nick name for London for a short time in the late 60's/early 70's. And it's a fucking great song that ties so many sounds, noises and ideas all into one quick 3 minute jab in the ear! My favourite record to come out of London Ontario!

      3. The Hippies....How You Gonna Live? 1982 release from this band that played long gone places like Fryfogles, The Embassy, The Victoria and at least once at The Cedar Lounge. Somewhere there's video footage of this combo at Fryfogles.

      4. Excelsior.....Pornos....2014 on the It's Trash label. A combo that is still in existence and features a coupla members of The Drop Outs, a band that moved away, disolved and the members got sucked back to London. Maybe they came back just to form this combo and to make me wonder why they don't add a greasy sax to the mix to bring this raunch back to its late 50's roots. The potential explosion is scary!

      5. The Sinners....No Brains....from a 1980 7". Summed up the times perfectly for the masses, but people in the know realized that it takes a lot to appear dumb! Just ask The Ramones. This combo soldiered on to become Spiral Scratch (releasing an LP) and then morphed into The Crawling Kingsnakes, which still exist in some form on rare occasions these days but in Hamilton.

      6. The Perks....McPig....1978 and possibly the very first new wave/punk 7" released here in London. Highschool project or just some kids having fun, this one goes for huge bucks in the collector market as so few have survived the years. The brother of The Demics guitarist was involved in this one....Steve Brent, whom I went to college with.

      7. Regulators....What's In The City....1979 and on Ready Records out of Toronto. Saw this combo a number of times at The Cedar Lounge and for some reason, at the Polish Hall where they had gigs back in those days. They were much better live than on record as were many.

      8. 63 Monroe....Henry the 8th....1983. They started as NFG (and had some killer songs), morphed in to 63 Monroe, then became First Date for awhile and then back to 63 Monroe. They are still around to this day and are now billed as legendary.

      9. Flying Squad....Fie On You....1988 and on a compilation called 4 Whom The Bell Tolls which came free with What Wave zine 16. Flying Squad could clear a room faster than anyone due to the facial antics of singer Tim Murphy. But if you stayed long enough to listen, you'd suddenly realize not only is Tim a fantastic singer, but this band can really rock!! Biker rock or which they were the sole proprieter of in this town.

      10. Legend Killers....Gunpowder....from their 1989 7" EP Better Than Hammerin'. Singer Earle Rutherford was a torrent of energy and could wreak havoc on any room that would have them! Started as a 3 chord cover combo that evolved into a fine tuned rockin' machine and from there veered into the heavier rock sounds of the day.

      11. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants....Happy Wanderer....from a 2007 release on Speed City Records. London's longest running Ramones style punk band who recently celebrated 20 years together!

      12. Ross Daily....Radio Sucks....from 1996 and features that old fart from behind the counter of Speed City Records on lead vocals/whinery! The message hasn't changed in 20 years and probably won't.

      13. Conning Tower....Indian Dancing....from a 1984 release and features veterans Billy Wallace (drummer of choice for many), Linda Harvey (rock bottom bass) and Mark Goodwin who presently helms Montreal combo The Mighty Pfud, a really fine pop outfit! The title of this one probably wouldn't be considered proper these days, but that sure didn't stop it from getting stuck in my noggin' long after this show was put to rest.

      14. Second Thoughts....Wound Up....1980 release and this combo used to play at places like The Cedar Lounge and Fryfogles and also feature the above mentioned Mark Goodwin. Ya, London had/has an incestuous music scene as do many other communities.

      15. Uranus....Gilligans Island....from 1980 and this song was used as an intro to a program on Toronto's CFNY for many years. Didn't amount to squat royalties for these guys. Uranus were the first of the new wave/punk bands to play The Cedar Lounge and regularly packed it in wherever they played. And they had a top 10 hit on AM radio with You're So Square! Quite an achievment for a London Ontario band!!

      16. New Grand....Playing It....1995 release and on a label called Bubble Gun Records which released a couple of records from London.

      17. Whipping Wind....Don't Get Into it....2011 release that came with a CD which had more songs than the record. Some fine powerpop sounds here.

      18. Red Arms....Hindsight....2016 release on Yeah Right Records who have released several other records from London and beyond, including the brand new UIC LP. RA harken back to the days of 90's sound, but add their own touches to give it a real edge. And they still play live and are well worth checking out.

      19. Crash 80's....Thrills....1980 release. Tough to chose which side of this sucker to play as both are such excellent songs that don't really sound like anyone else. One of my fave records to come out of London! Some of these characters later emerged as Suffer Machine and released an LP that is well worth checking out.

      20. Generics....Outcast Of Society.....1985. They started as a bunch of noisy snotty nosed kids who evolved and released this record that is still revered by many to this day. And it's been booted, possibly more than once which only happens to the best.

      21. Bitchlove....Shoot You In The Face....2014 laser cut release. Bunch of noise from this one man band that we managed to play at the wrong speed for a little while. There's at least one other laser cut release by this character.

      22. Pelicans....New Wave....1978 release and comes out of Brantford Ontario, about an hour east of London. Don't know much about this one, but it seems like the art gallery in the Brantford railway station may have a story or 2.

      23. Strait Jacket....Dance To The Beat Machine....mid 80's release from Stratford Ontario and probably the only release under this name. There may have been some Leotard Geeks involved in this.

      24. Heart Attack Kids....Platonic Love Bomb.....2014 release from this duo who have since released an LP and seem to be the darlings of the hipster punks at the moment. Caught them live once, and they do put on a fun energetic show!

      25. The Finks....Can't Say No....1987 release and one of the few combos to get into the powerpop thing here in London. The bass player moved off to Vancouver and joined garagepunkers The Fiends and still plays to this day.

      Hope you enjoyed this journey though London's musical past via the 7" record. Some of these records might even be available at the London Record Show happening Sunday at Centennial Hall from 11 to 5. Come say HEY at the table!

      And thanx for all the crazy phone calls, facebook messages, emails and Heys and on the fly requests!

      Catch us back again next week, when we hope to have The Tuns on a phone interview as they play Call The Office that night.

      Here's a link to the archived show:

    • October 21, 2016 5:30 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist October 20/2016

      1. Lee Harvey Osmond....Shake The Hand....from their most recent CD, Beautiful Scars on the Latent Recordings label. Caught the band last friday night at the Aeolian Hall and it was a superb perfomance; 49 tons (reference to the third song of the evening)of energy, excellent sound, fantastic playing and loads of interplay with the crowd!! One of the best shows we've witnessed in 2016! And it was fresh off a double sold out show in Nashville the previous night, so the band was on! Hamilton Ontario should be proud!!

      2. 24th Street Wailers....Aim To Please....from their Wicked CD from 2014 and they are playing a Legion in Chatham Ontario tonight!

      3. Chuck Berry....Back In The USA....from The Great 28 double LP on Chess Records and recorded back in 1959. Happy 90th birthday to Chuck Berry. And on a related but much sadder note, we say goodbye to Phil Chess, one half of the Chess Brothers, the founders of Chuck's early label, Chess Records. One of the most influential record labels ever, and at one point, home to Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Willie Dixon, Little Walter and so many more talented artists!

      4. Flat Duo Jets....TV Mama....from the 1991 CD Go Go Harlem Baby. One half of the Flat Duo Jets is Dexter Romweber who just released another LP on Bloodshot Records.

      5. Bloodshot Bill....The Wobble...from his latest LP, Guitar Boy on Norton Records.

      6. Strange Things....Higher Anxiety....from a brand new 7" on La Ti Da Records and from Vancouver.

      7. Long Day Journey....The Balloon Ride....from their about to be released CD, Grows Their Own and from Hamilton Ontario.

      8. The Stents..... Sorry, I'm Not Sorry....from their brand new Invisible Sounds releaseon KOTJ Records. From Philidelphia and they've released a couple of 7" records on Hidden Volume Records that we've played here on Radio WW.

      9. The Wave....Walk....from a download and from Kapuskasing Ontario. The son of former Londoner Brodie Lodge is in this band.

      10. Patsy's Rats.....Rock'n'Roll Friend....another brand new 7" on La Ti Da Records and this combo is from Portland. Howie Gelb's daughter is doing the vocals on this one!

      11. The Flintettes.....Same Faces....yet another brand new 7" on La Ti Da Records and this combo is from Vancouver and features a Tranzmitor in the band.

      12. Coaching For Sara.....Little Lady....from their recent debut CD and from London Ontario. They are playing sunday afternoon at the Eastside as an acoustic trio. They're actively looking for a replacement bass player, so if you know anyone....

      13. Bath Salts....Cool Like The Music....from their brand new Mardi Gras CD and from London Ontario.

      14. The Standells...Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White....from the Rhino Best Of LP that came out in the early 90's. This is the start of our set playing covers that The Boy From Nowhere do live. The Boy are playing saturday night at Fitzrays in downtown London Ontario.

      15. The Real Kids....All Kindsa Girls....from their first LP from 1977. Boston's finest purveyors of power pop!

      16. Flamin' Groovies....Teenage Head....from the LP of the same name from 1971.

      17. The Dictators....Minnesota Strip....from the Bloodbrothers LP from 1978. Coincidentally, before they became Boy From Nowhere in 1984, they went under the name Bloodbrothers for 2 gigs with Al Cole doing the vocals and tight stripped trousers thing. You may remember Al for his Young Fast and Scientific radio show on CHRW that ran around 1979 for a couple of years.

      18. UIC....Heartache....from the just released Wiseman Sessions LP on Hell Yeah Records. Grab a copy of this one locally at Speed City and Grooves or mailorder direct from Hell Yeah Records. Nothing could be finer....

      19. The Bell Rays.....Changing Colours....from the Let It Blast LP from 1998. Rock'n'soul from the west coast.

      20. The Hook Up....I Like The Cruel Sounds Of Love....from their soon to be released Cruel Sounds CD (or will it be vinyl??)

      21. The Charms....So Romantic...from the Strange Magic CD from 2006 on Wicked Cool Records. And there's a Romantic or 2 doing back up vocals on this one! As in The Romantics from Detroit!

      22. Andy Kim.....Rainbow Ride....from a Greatest Hits LP and from 1968. One of the first K-Tel Records I bought (or got for a birthday or something) had this tune on it.

      23. Market East....Orange and Me....from yet another brand new 7" on La Ti Da Records and this combo is from the east coast....Philly/Brooklyn. Listening to this one, and it sure sounds like some long lost power pop tune from the late 60's!!!Such fine vocal harmonies and that little bit of soul influence gets me every time!!

      24. Lemon Pipers....Green Tambourine....from a Greatest Hits CD and from 1968.

      Huge Thanx for all the phone calls (there was one Really nice one, but the caller doesn't want me to reveal who it is for some odd reason....made my day!!), emails, facebook messages and Heys!!! We really appreciate all the great feedback!
      And congrats to Jerry Vickers, the winner of the London Record Show tickets, which by the way is Sunday October 30th at Centennial Hall and runs from 11 to 5. I'll have a table with tons of stuff you want/need....
      Next week, it's all London Ontario vinyl as we work towards the record show....any London Ontario vinyl requests, get them in now!

      And here's a link to the archived show:

    • October 15, 2016 3:58 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist Oct 13/2016 w/Frank Ridsdale Live To Air

      1. Isolation Party.....Tina's Party....recent demo from this local band who are playing Tuesday night at Call The Office, opening up for Sonic Avenues.

      2. Sonic Avenues....Close To You....from their self titled 4 song CD on Ricochet Sound from 2007. These guys are from Montreal and were on the same label as The Gruesomes.

      3. Sonic Avenues....On Your Grave...from their self titled LP on Going Gaga Record out of Ottawa and from 2009. It was right around this time Sonic Avenues made their first appearance here in London at the long gone Moon Over Marin club that was on Dundas St.

      4. Light Bulb Alley...Lost My Girlfriend...from their brand new Bright Side Of The Dumpster CD and from Montreal.

      5. The Hook Up....Bellringer....from their soon to be released CD and from Saskatoon via Hamilton, London, Montreal and many other places.

      6. Florida Razors....American Girl....from their Beat Music L from 1986 and features Tom Wilson on vocals and rhythm guitar. Tom was in town last night with his Lee Harvey Osmond group at the Aeolian Hall and put on a Killer show!!

      7. Blackie and The Rodeo Kings....Lean On Your Peers....from the Kings of Love CD from 1999 and another Tom Wilson combo which is still active to this day. There's references to Frankie Venom and his downfall prior to his passing.

      8. Tom Wilson....In Love With The System....from the Dog Years CD from 2006.

      9. Tom Wilson....Sex Drugs Etc....from the Planet Love CD from 2001.

      Right around this time, all the kinks were ironed out and we had Frank Ridsdale live in the studio and playing over the airwaves. Big Thanx to all involved in making this happen....Adam the sound engineer, Ando for allowing it and assisting with some kinks, CHRW Manager Tim Glasgow for assisting with some last minute kinks and of course Frank Ridsdale for taking the time to come into the studio and play some amazing tunes over the airwaves!!

      10. Frank Ridsdale...Where Did You Hide It?

      11. Frank Ridsdale....the brand new song he finished writing on the way to the studio.

      12. Frank Ridsdale.....Little Red Riding special request from the annoying DJ.

      13. Frank Ridsdale....Not Fade Away

      14. Frank Ridsdale....Turtle Beach.

      15. Frank Ridsdale...I'm Ready

      16. Frank Ridsdale...Mystery Train

      17. Frank Ridsdale....Be Bop A Lula

      And right around this time, Frank Ridsdale came into the DJ both to talk about his upcoming show the next night and the one next thursday at the Wortley Roadhouse with his combo Slugfest. We talked about stuff and things, Frank's pivotal role in getting punk/new wave bands into the Blue Boot Hotel (which became The Cedar Lounge) back in the late 70's. The art display that opened in Hamilton at Hammer City Records the next day featuring the artwork of Lyndon Andrews (who did most of the early Uranus and Demics posters) and many of the bands that Frank has been involved with in his 40 year musical career! Catch Frank live if you can, he's always fun and more than willing to take requests from the audience.

      18. The Stetson recording from somewhere featuring the talented Jerry Fletcher on lead guitar.

      19. Uranus....Tommy Get Your Gun....from their very first release, a 4 song 7" from 1978. This is the same combo that had a top 10 hit in 1980 with You're So Square!

      Big Thanx to Frank Ridsdale for coming onair live and thanx to all our listeners and all those crazies that email, facebook message and say HEY on the street and at shows!! It's all for fun and this was a really fun show with Frank....did you know Frank's band, The Sci-Phonics played in our basement about 30 years ago? The show was a blast for all attended as Rena was teaching ESL to adults back then, and some of them even came for the party! Did you know that Uranus was the fave band of the bikers from this area of Ontario? And they'd regularly attend shows and even invite the band to play at their gatherings! And that Uranus was the first rock'n'roll band to play at the Blue Boot and opened the doors for the punk/new wave combos to finally have a regular place to play!

      You can catch the archived show at:

    • October 7, 2016 5:08 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist October 6/2016

      1. Coaching For Sara....These People....from their recent self titled CD and they will be at the Eastside on Sunday Oct 23rd.

      2. Long Day Journey....God Is Alive And Well and Living In A Sugar Cube....from the about to be released Grows Their Own CD. Hamilton psychedelic band and this is at least their 3rd release.

      3. Muck And The Mires....I'm Your Man...from a recent split 7" with The Fadeaways on Dirty Water Records.

      4. Embrooks....Helen....from a recent 7" on State Records and out of the UK.

      5. The Johnnies....Your Girl....brand new download from this Toronto combo via the far North.

      6. The Mobbs....Taste The Truth...from their brand new release, Piffle on Dirty Water Records.

      7. The Cramps....Get Off The Road...from the 1986 Kizmiaz 12" and goes out to Herschel Gordon Lewis who passed away recently. A version of this song was used in his She Devils On Wheels movie.

      8. King Mud....Keep It Out Of Sight....from the CD compilation Just What The Dr Ordered that came with the recent Viva Le Rock magazine.

      9. Red Arms....Hindsight...from their recent 7" on Yeah Right Records and from London Ontario.

      10. Ancient Shapes....Public Hymns....from their brand new 12" and from Toronto. Daniel Romano and his powerpop record.

      11. The Undertones....Crisis Of Mine...from their third LP, Positive Touch from 1981.

      12. The Ramones....I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend....from their very first LP from 1976 which has just be re-issued in various mono, stereo, probably even a version that brings the brothers back to life as everyone cashes in .

      13. The Britemores....Beg Borrow and Steal.....from their recent self titled CD.

      14. Pagliaro....Loving You Ain't Easy....from his (one of many) self titled record from 1971 and Pagliaro made a very rare appearance in Toronto last thursday eve. One of his very few in English speaking Canada.

      15. Mightabins....Beach Party....from their recent Beach Party CD and from Toronto.

      16. The Wave.....Walk....demo from a Kapuskasing Ontario combo that features the son of Brodie Lodge, a former Londoner who was in The Catch amongst other combos.

      17. Archie and The Bunkers....Sunglasses After Dark....from their recent Mystery Lover release on Dirty Water Records. 2 teenage brothers from Cleveland that are rocking the musical world.

      18. UIC....Anything At All...from the brand new Wiseman Sessions LP that just came out on Yeah Right Records. Available locally at fine record stores or direct...insert features a coupla pics from the What Wave Archives, but you gotta buy the record to see the pics. Limited to 500 copies!

      19. MC5....Sister Anne.....from the High Times LP and a huge influence on UIC.

      20. Brian McMahon....NYDNY....from his 17 Volts CD from 1996 and he was in original punkers Electric Eels way back in the mid 70's.

      21. Joe Clay....Ducktail....from an RCA Victor compilation of early rockabilly. RIP to Joe Clay.

      22. Bloodshot Bill....The Wobble....from his latest LP on Norton Records, Guitar Boy. BB was influenced by Joe Clay and even does a song by him....

      23. Joe Clay....16 Chicks....from the above RCA compilation LP.

      24. The Ramonas....Run Run Run.....from their Out Of The Basement LP from 1990 and probably the first combo to use this name.

      Big Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!!

      Next week we're doing a live to air with man about town, Frank Ridsdale. He was in the highly influential Uranus that released a few 7" records and an LP and were the first new wave/punk combo to play the Cedar Lounge back in 1978....

      Here's a link to the archived show:

    • October 26, 2016 5:59 PM CDT
    • I haven't been here in years...wild to see it's still going

    • October 25, 2016 12:13 PM CDT
    • Been listening to this guy's mixes all morning:

    • October 25, 2016 11:55 AM CDT
    • I also like this guy 


    • October 25, 2016 9:17 AM CDT
    • Lately I've been spending less time on streaming services like Spotify and more time on Mixcloud, as I keep unearthing some killer shows and DJ mixes there. Wanted to see what your faves are. I'll start out by posting the link to Radio Mutation there (formerly connected to this site as GaragePunk Pirate Radio, est. in 2005):

      Lots of other great shows there, though. Post some links!

    • October 25, 2016 11:07 AM CDT
    • Halloween is here again! Check out the new Big Enchilada Spooktacular 


      Featuring music from The Monsters, The Cave Men, The Black Lips, Andre Williams, Demented Are Go, Meet Your Death and more.

    • October 23, 2016 1:43 PM CDT
    • Check out this recent episode of Revolution Rock where I played only vinyl records.  There was music from Mark Sultan, Beach Boys, Gang Of Four, Joy Division, Ty Segall, Iggy & The Stooges and more.  Also, check out my blog post for an exclusive live video from Danny Kroha (of The Gories) playing some acoustic folk/blues songs.  


      Saturday, October 15, 2016
      All Vinyl Episode, Danny Kroha & Show # 625
      On this week’s episode of Revolution Rock we played music from vinyl records only. The show got off to a rocky start, but it featured a selection of current, obscure music and some of our favourite records. The playlist was selected spontaneously and on the fly. You can view the playlist and download the episode in the link below the playlist in this post.

      Additionally, we featured a selection from Danny Kroha’s 2015 release Angels Watching Over Me. Released on Third Man Records, this album is Kroha’s take on the traditional folk, blues and gospel genres. Danny Kroha is a founding member of the Detroit garage trio The Gories and has played in numerous garage oriented rock bands such as The Demolition Doll Rods, The Readies and others. He also currently plays in a garage band called Danny & The Darleans. Danny stopped by CJAM FM’s studios at the end of August and performed three songs for a new video/audio series that I have started that we’re calling CJAM Sessions. You can view his performance in this video below.


      Saturday Night Playlist:

      1. Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar
      2. Mark Sultan - Pounding
      3. Tim Buckley - Move With Me
      4. The Beach Boys - Heroes & Villains
      5. Young Rival - Workin'
      6. R.E.M. - Fall On Me
      7. The Smiths - Hand In Glove
      8. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs - Season Of The Witch
      9. Shotgun Jimmie - Solar Array
      10. Gang Of Four - To Hell With Poverty
      11. Ritual Howls - A Thoughtful Beast
      12. Joy Division - Exercise One
      13. Cellos - Stowaway
      14. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity
      15. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
      16. Danny Kroha - Cannonball Blues
      17. Hank Williams - Bachelor Till I Die
      18. Ray Condo & The Hardrock Goners - Willing And Ready
      19. Luxury Christ - Black Book
      20. Dion Lunadon - Com/Broke
      21. Dinosaur Jr. - Fury Little Things
      22. Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin - I Wear Black
      23. The Diodes - Burn Down Your Daddy's House
      24. Patti Smith - Free Money
      25. Iggy & The Stooges - Search & Destroy

      Download/listen to this episode here:

      My blog post featuring a video from Danny Kroha:

    • October 2, 2016 11:55 AM CDT
    • Here's a recent episode that featured a blog post on The Gruesomes Gruesomania album, which was reissued in 2015.  

      The playlist:

      1. The Barracudas - Summer Fun
      2. The Submissives - Do You Really Love Me?
      3. The Beatles - Cry For A Shadow
      4. Wilco - I'm A Wheel
      5. Tom Waits - I Don't Wanna Grow Up
      6. The Good Family Album - Taller Than The Pines
      7. Danny Kroha - The Road is Rough And Rocky
      8. The Pogues - Bottle Of Smoke
      9. Uncle Tupelo - Screen Door
      10. The Gories - On The Run
      11. The Pack AD - Is It So
      12. Mexican Knives - Nightmare
      13. Cellos - Standard And Poor
      14. By Divine Right - Stretch Parachute
      15. The Pixies - Holiday (live In Detroit 11.22.04)
      16. Ty Segall Band - The Tongue
      17. Sonic Youth - Tom Violence
      18. PJ Harvey - Stella
      19. Protomartyr - What The Wall Said
      20. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Down At The Rock n' Roll Club (Alternate Version)
      21. Blondie - Eat To The Beat
      22. Weird Lines - There Are Never Too Many Matches
      23. Archaics - No In No Out
      24. Square Waves - All That's Left
      25. The Famines - Got Lies If You Want Them
      26. Dion Lunadon - 1976
      27. The Gruesomes - Jacknife
      28. The Gruesomes - Outta My Mind

      Download/listen to this episode here:

      Check out my blog post on The Gruesomes Gruesomania album and another playlist from an older episode of Revolution Rock here:

    • October 12, 2016 8:36 PM CDT
    • iF WE HAVE'NT SPOKEN ABOUT THIS (AND IF WE'RE STILL SPEAKING....), I can't recommend Giuda (Pron . "zhoo - da".), from Italy , enough.  They have three albums , each one betraying an obsession for early 70's Glam masterpieces (Some of their songs sound like well known Glam Rock songs , at times.). It's aggressive and beat - heavy in the Slade, Sweet , Gary Glitter , and even Mud , traditions , but it makes sense , musically , in this day and age. THEY'VE HONED THEIR THING OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS  , AND ARE NOW A highly professional and powerful , machine , with a rousing live show.