Radio What Wave Playlist February 17/2017
This show we had to say goodbye to Stuart McLean of CBC’s Vinyl Café, Trish Doan, bass player for local metal combo Kittie and George The Animal Steele, former WWF wrestler and high school teacher. And just found out that another former WWF wrestler, Ivan Koloff (the Russian Bear) passed away.
- King Salami and The Cumberland 3…..Intro and No Stoppin’…from their brand new Goin’ Back To Wurtsville CD on Dirty Water Records.
- Never Betters….Gold Stars….from their Bitchin’ download and from London Ontario.
- The Darts…..Revolution….from their brand new self titled release on Dirty Water Records. All female combo from the west coast of the US.
- Lucy and The Rats….The Situation……from a 7” on Dirty Water Records….detecting a pattern here? Dirty Water Records has been releasing some really fine records over the past few years!
- Pacanomad…..Paranoid….from their Take It Slow CD and they will be playing tonight at Fitzrays in downtown London.
- Lou Reed….Kill Your Sons…..from the Sally Can’t Dance LP from 1974 which features Michael Fonfara as keyboard player and band leader. Michael will be in town tonight at the Firehall reunion as part of the backing band. Caught Michael in town at the Bluesfest this summer with his Lincolns (also featuring Prakash John and Danny Weiss….at one time all 3 were in Lou Reed’s band) which was one of the best shows I saw last year!
- Immortal Lee County Killers…..Boom Boom….from the These Bones Will Rise To Love You Again CD from 2005. This was the 3rd and final full length from this combo who played at Call The Office just after releasing this CD and it was a phenomenal show!!
- Richard James and the Special Riders…..Wounded Animal….from the Music For People Who Been Wronged CD from 2007 and from Memphis.
- Lee Harvey Osmond…..Shake The Hand….from the Beautiful Scars CD that came out last fall. Caught them at the Aeolian Hall on this tour and one of the best shows we saw last year! For those that don’t know, LHO is basically Tom Wilson, Ray Farrugia and whomever else is around for the live band. Tom was in Florida Razors, Junkhouse (along with Ray) and also in Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.
- David Vest…..Heartfull of Rock’n’Roll….from the Roadhouse Revelation CD from 2014 and features Londoner Ted Peacock on the guitars. David will be in town tonight as part of the Firehall Reunion sho.
- Paul James…..Trespasser….from a 1980 7” and Paul will be in town on March 16th at the London Music Club.
- Dex Romweber Duo…..So Sad About Us….from the Images 13 CD from 2014 on Bloodshot Records. Dex will be in Hamilton in June, opening for Rev Horton Heat and Agent Orange.
- Keith Whittaker….I’d Kiss You Honey But Your’re Standing On My Bottom Lip…from the Drink To Me CD from 2007. A request to hear the original version of this song that local combo TVD recently released on their debut CD.
- Alarm Cat…..Notches….brand new download from this local powerpop combo!
- Zebrassieres…..I Am A Human….from their LP of the same name from 2013 and from Ottawa.
- Cunts…..Date With Disaster….1982 7” from this Chicago based combo. Couldn’t say their name onair obviously. We did a full length article on this combo many years ago in What Wave zine.
- Cunts….Around The Corner….from their Midnight Party CD, probably mid 90’s, but no date on it.
- The Thing From Outer Space…..Surf Rider….from their recent self released debut CD and from London. They have a show coming up on March 4th with Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants on March 4th at Soho (Victoria Tavern).
- The Deuce Couples…..Gear Masher…..from a compilation LP called Boss Drag ’64 which claims to be pressed in Brazil on the back cover! Love the squealing tires on this one!
- Bounty Hunters….Echo Express….from Strummin’ Mental Volume 1 compilation LP. There were at least 6 volumes of this crazy guitar instro madness, supposedly dated from 1957 to 1964. These are the kind of records you should be searching for at the upcoming London Record Show on Sunday March 19th at Centennial Hall.
- The Surfdusters….Gruesome….from the Surf After Dark CD from 1997 and from Canada’s west coast. This song is probably dedicated to those tyrants of teen trash, The Gruesomes!
- UIC…..Leave Me Alone….from the recent Wiseman Sessions LP on Yeah Right Records. April 8th is the date at Call The Office, tickets on sale at Grooves and Speed City as well as direct from Call The Office. Opening combos are Boy From Nowhere (a fave of Radio What Wave) and Myrtle Earle (features Chris Mittelholtz, one time Legend Killer amongst many other fine combos). Get your tickets quick as this one will sell out quick! 2 of the above mentioned bands played at our wedding party back in…….1985?!?!?!
- Supersuckers……Coatail Rider….from The Smoke Of Hell CD that came out back in 1992. Supersuckers have a date of April 29th at Call The Office, another one that’s gonna sell out, tickets at the above locations. Supersuckers played their first London show 6/9/1992 opening for The Dwarves at Call The Office…..the infamous throat slashing incident…..LOL…I’ve told the story onair a couple of times over the years. Here’s some trivia, The Dwarves appeared on at least one What Wave cassette years prior to this show.
- The Methadones…..I’m About To Crack….from the Career Objective CD from 2003 and from Chicago.
- Noble Savages…..Who’s Gonna Solve The Mystery Girls….recent demo and they are about to release a CD on Transistor 66 Records out of Winnipeg.
- Ancient Shapes…..Public Hymns…..from the recent self titled debut LP and they are at Call The Office on Saturday Feb 25th.
- First Base……If I See You With That Girl…..a recent 7” on La Ti Da Records and one of my fave new singles!! It’s got that infectious hook that won’t let go!
- The Hippies….Can Teens….from the Slippery’s Club Hits CD that came with What Wave 24. You can grab a copy from me at the upcoming London Record Show, March 19th.
- Try-Umphs…..Never Let You Go…..recent download from this combo that has a London connection.
- NYDolls….Seven Day Weekend….from the A Hard Day’s Night CD on Norton Records and is 1972 demos. Since this is a long weekend around here, seemed appropriate. Besides, it’s a great song!
- Amy Rigby…..Dancing With Joey Ramone…..from the Little Fugitive CD from 2005.
- The Polymorphines……Billy Hates Sunday….from their self titled CD from 2008 and from Ottawa. Oddly (or coincidentally) I was wearing a Polymorphines T-shirt during this show.
- Blood On The Saddle…..Bed Of Roses….from the Poison Love Lp from 1985 and part of the cowpunk thing that happened during this era. Singer Annette was in the original lineup of The Bangles. Caught this combo a couple of times at Key West and they put on a really good live show!
- Torquemadas…..Teenage Head….from a 1989 New Zealand compilation LP called Positive Vibrations. This is NOT the Flamin’ Groovies tune, nor named after the band of the same name. Just some teenagers having some fun with rock’n’roll!
- 905s….Stalemate…..from the Shake Down CD from 2015 and they will be opening up for Teenage Head in Brampton in a couple of weeks!
Ran out of time, certainly not tunes! Big thanx for all the emails, facebook messages and phone calls!!!
Next week’s show will be an all black edition as we commemorate Black History Month at CHRW. Any requests, get them in via facebook.
Here’s a link to the archived show: