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    • December 24, 2017 2:06 PM CST
    • New Episode:  


      • Playlist

        Napalm Beach - "Last Big Heartache"

        The Honeymoon Killers - "Get it Hot"

        The Leaving Trains - "Rock N' Roll Murder"

        Helmet - "In the Meantime"

        Mudhoney - "Baby Help Me Forget"

        Urge Overkill - "(I'm on a) Drunk"

        Hole - "Retard Girl"

        Pussy Galore - "Die Bitch"

        Penetration Moon - "Fifth a Day"

        Poison Idea - "The Badge"

        Whopping Big Naughty - "Your Not Coming"

        Black Flag - "Damaged I"

        The Dwarves - "Here's Looking at You" / "Down and Dirty"

        Born Loose - "Bright Light Fright"

        Antiseen - "We Got This Far Without You"

        The Temporal Sluts - "Gun Boy"

        The Trots - "Now I'm a Real Rock N' Rolla Cause I Drink Whiskey and Coca Cola"

        The Terminals - "Ritual"

        The Atomsmashers - "Baby You Suck"

        The Screaming Trees - "Barracuda"




    • December 9, 2017 1:42 PM CST
    • New Episode:

      Earache Radio No 23


      L7 - "Lost Cause"

      U-Men - "Freeze Bomb"

      Die Kreuzen - "Land of Treason"

      The Jesus Lizard - "Deaf as a Bat"

      Helios Creed - "The Warming"

      Urge Overkill - "Head On"

      Mensen - "Man From Outerspace"

      Helmet - "Primitive"

      Mudhoney - "Dig Those Trenches"

      Silver Salute - "No Clue"

      The Melvins - "I Can't Shake It"

      Girls Against Boys - "Bulletproof Cupid"

      The Dwarves - "I'm a Man"

      The Splatterheads - "Destroyer"

      The Angry Samoans - "Heroin"

      Guzzard - "Crawl"

      Eddy Current Suppresion Ring - "I'm Guilty"

      The Ketamines - "So Hot"

      River City Tanlines - "In My Mode Rollin'"



    • November 19, 2017 8:17 PM CST
    • Earache Radio No 22


      Dead Moon – “Parchment Farm”

      The Cows – “Slap Back”

      The Melvins – “Night Goat”

      The Onyas – “I’ll Be the Judge”

      Lollipop – “Gotohell”

      The Strangulated Beatoffs – “Lick My Butthole”

      Big Black – “Things to do Today”

      Tar – “Solution 8”

      Qui – “Freeze”

      Guzzard – “Glued”

      Arcwelder – “Raleigh”

      Vertigo – “Burnin’ Inside”

      Silver Salute – “The Shit”

      Surgery – “a.k.”

      Estrella 20/20 – “Red/Green”

      The Sleez Sisters – “Sleez Sisters Theme”

      Right On – “Buried Alive”

      The Hatchbacks – “Ain’t No Bitch”

      The Nomads – “Primordial Ooze”

      Dead Moon – “Dirty Noise”



    • November 5, 2017 9:06 PM CST
    • New episode No 21 - 


      Earache Radio No 21


      Lecherous Gaze - "Animal Brain"

      Lonely Moans - "Rockinerd"

      Ich Bin Ein Esel - "Big Picture Man"

      The Onyas - "Live for Rejection"

      The Stooges - "1969"

      Vertigo - "Murder By Guitar"

      Bl'ast -  "School's Out"

      Saccharine Trust - "Disillusioned Fool"

      Lollipop - Half-dead Half-gone"

      The Flesheaters - "The Divine Horseman"

      The Psyclone Rangers - "Little Man with a Gun in His Hand"

      The New Bomb Turks - "Good On Ya Baby"

      The Pleasure Fuckers - "Los Angeles"

      Black Flag - "Six Pack"

      Motorhead - "Iron Fist"

      Dead Moon - "Over the Edge"

      The Victims - "Disco Junkies"

      Mudhoney - "Thorn"

      The Cows - "In the Mouth"

      The Laughing Hyenas - "Candy"



    • October 23, 2017 7:57 PM CDT
    • New Episode No 20:


      Earache Radio No 20




      Gallon Drunk - "The Last Gasp"

      The Psyclone Rangers - "Jack Kennedy"

      Tar - "Hand"

      Gnomes of Zurich - "Dispenser"

      Greenhouse Effect - "Setting Suns"

      The Jesus Lizard - "Mouthbreather"

      Vertigo - "Shut Up and Sit Down"

      Monroe's Fur - "Roast"

      Gear Jammer - "Horsepower 2000"

      Rapeman - "Hated Chinee"

      Daddy Hate Box - "Close As Death"

      Casus Belli - "Punishment"

      Tumor Circus - "Swine Flu"

      Olivelawn - "Beautiful Feeling"

      Lollipop - "Bastard Son of Carburator Dung"

      The Cosmic Psychos - "Neighbors"

      Tractor Sex Fatality - "Braces"

      Blunder Tongue - "Third Brown Eye"

      The Chrome Cranks - "Lost Woman"

      Jack O' Fire - "Asked For Water"




    • December 23, 2017 11:58 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist December 22/2017 Annual Seasonal Special


      1. Randall and the Rivieras….Ghosts….from their recent CD and from London/Exeter. We had guitarist Pete DeKoker onair a few weeks back to talk about this release.
      2. Marshmallow Overcoat….Santa Fuzz….from their Light Show CD and from 2008. What for a documentary on Marshmallow Overcoat in the new year….30 years!
      3. The Gruesomes….Santa Claus….from the Gruesomania CD and originally on the 12” Primitive EP. Live, these guys would change the words when we were around to wanting a new edition of What Wave zine for Christmas! The CD is still in print on the Ricochet Label out of Montreal.
      4. Kenne Highland….Can I Please Crawl Down Your Chimney…..from the Xmas Snertz CD on the Gulcher Label. Gulcher was one of the early protopunk labels that released The Gizmos records, of which Kenne was a member. Kenne also has connection to Mt Brydges Ontario, just a little west of London.
      5. The Turtles….Sidewalk Surfer….from their double LP Greatest Hits compilation on Sire Records.
      6. Quiet Jungle….Snoopy’s Christmas…from the Story Of Stoopy’s Christmas on ARC Records out of Toronto from 1968. Quiet Jungle get little mention on the cover of this one, but they were one of the infamous mid 60’s garagepunk combos from Toronto along with perennial faves, The Ugly Ducklings.
      7. Mach Bell….C’mon Santa….also from the Xmas Snerts CD and Mach was in the protopunk combo Thundertrain. They were on the first Boston punk compilation, Live At The Rat.
      8. Bitchlove…All I Want For Christmas Is Some White Stuff…..local one man noise maker who will most likely get his wish this Christmas.
      9. 63 Monroe…..White Christmas….from their 1984 7” on Savvy Records and from here in London Ontario….one of those bands that just won’t go away as they are still out and playing, even hosting a show at SOHO on New Year’s Eve.
      10. Urban Surf Kings….Jingle Bells….east coast instro combo who have released many many records, CD’s and demos.
      11. Paul James Band….Run Rudolph Run…..from a 1986 7” on Lick’n’Stick Records. Got to see the Paul James Band earlier this year at the London Music Hall and they put on a phenomenal rock’n’roll show!!! Lots of jumping into the crowd, guitar behind the head, smiles all around and an amazing time!!  The bass player for this show, was Robbie Rox’s brother, who still plays out with Robbie Rox every now and then! Catch these guys if you get a chance as they won’t disappoint!
      12. Jack Scott…..Trouble Brewin’….from the Black Christmas CD, supposedly a Christmas CD compiled by The Cramps.
      13. Youngsters…..Christmas In Jail….as above and all about the perils of driving while drunk.
      14. The Razorbacks…..All The Girls Look Prettier At Christmas…..1097 7” from this long gone Toronto rockabilly combo….one of the members still plays in The Royal Crowns.
      15. John Lee Hooker….Blues For Christmas….from the above mentioned Black Christmas CD.
      16. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy…..we got our annual Christmas message from the one and only Legendary Stardust Cowboy!! Infamous for his television appearance on Laugh In back in 1968 playing his hit, Paralyzed!
      17. Lightnin’ Hopkins…..Merry Christmas….from the Arhoolie LP Houston’s King Of The Blues, recordings from 1953.
      18. C W Stoneking…..On a Christmas Day….from the King Hokum CD from 2011 and from Australia. CW has made it to North America a couple of times, but we’ve yet to see him live. He hasn’t played London, but plays backwood cities like Saskatoon! Figure that out!
      19. Lightnin’ Hopkins…..Happy New Years….from the above Arhoolie LP.
      20. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins…..It’s Xmas….from the Midnight compilation LP, A Midnight Christmess  Volume 1. This is a compilation of acts, mostly east coast US garage combos from the early to mid 80’s that were on the Midnight Records Label. Screamin’ Jay was on the label for a short time, recording a live EP with The Fuzztones, before leaving reality once again.
      21. Thee Eviltones…..It’s Christmas….from a demo a couple of years back.
      22. Plan 9…..Merry Christmas….from the above Midnight Christmess LP and from Rhode Island. Plan 9 made it to London Ontario at least 3x, playing Bullwinkles, Key West and finally Call The Office.
      23. Yard Trauma…Christmas Tyme….as above, but from Tucson. Lee Joseph, whom many of you will know from Dionysus Records played bass in this combo. He also had the best haircut at this point in  his  life!
      24. Nadroj and the Wolrats……Forget It… as above, but from NYC and members of Outta Place and The Fuzztones may have been involved with this racket.
      25. MX80 Sound….Christmas With The Devil…..from the We’re An American Band CD from 2005. MX80 Sound were a protopunk combo that was grouped in with metal combos for some odd reason and recorded on the Gulcher label mentioned above.
      26. The Shanks…..Christmas Star….from their The Dark Richard Show CD from 2010 and from the Orangeville area of Ontario. 2 piece, with drums and bass guitar with loads of special effects. They play Europe fairly often and have released several records in Germany….not bad for an Ontario band from a little hick town!!
      27. The Rooks…..Christmas….from a 1992 demo CD they sent us many years ago.
      28. Roger Zuraw…..I’m In Love and It’s Christmas….from his 2005 CD There’s Life Then There’s Song. Roger is from Etobicoke and a regular listener.
      29. The Ramones…..Merry Christmas…..from their Brain Drain LP and goes out to regular listener Danny P who requested this one, even though he knows we play it every year at this time!
      30. The Fleshtones….Canadian Christmas….from their Stocking Stuffer LP and features Hamilton native Ken Fox on vocals.
      31. The Fleshtones….Mr Santa Claus….as above, but with regular vocalist Peter Zaremba holding court.
      32. Patsy Raye…..Beatnik’s Wish…..from the Swing For A Crime compilation LP that came out in the 80’s on GMG Records out of France.
      33. Deja Voodoo….Bugs For Christmas….from their Too Cool To Live, Too Smart To Die EP on Midnight Records from 1985.
      34. Slade……Merry Christmas Everybody….from their Greatest Hits CD and from 1973. Never understood why this was such a HUGE hit in the UK, but gets no airplay on this side of the ocean.
      35. Mack Rice…..Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’…..from the Trailer Trash Christmas compilation CD.


      Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!!  Back again next week with a short special on drummer Marky Keigan (Purple Toads, El Speedo, Crummy Stuff, Boneyard Devils) who passed away last week. We got to see The Purple Toads many times when they played London and think they even played a benefit or 2 for What Wave zine back in the day!


      Happy Holidays and the archived show might be here:

    • December 16, 2017 3:32 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist  December 15/2017   RIP Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens


      1. Bee Bee Sea….I Shouted….from the recent Sonic Butterfly release, from Italy , but on Dirty Water Records based in the UK.
      2. Running From Daylight….Mary Jane….latest demo and they had a show the night this aired.
      3. Bath Salts…Amelia Earhart….from the recently issued B.S. Live to Air CD form 2013.
      4. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants….Dougal Drop…from the recent Half Wits LP on Speed City Records. Probably the most known (and fave) tune The Bad Lieutenants have done for many years.
      5. The Zellots….Let’s Play House….from the recent 3 song flexi that was just reviewed in the latest issue of Ugly Things! And the review even mentioned the London Ontario connection.
      6. Randall Pee Coltrane…..Lowered Black Caddy….from the recent Atomic Love Burrito and oddly, we got a request for Randall Pee, just as we were queing up the CD! Thanx Kent, hope you dug the tune!
      7. 101ers…..Sweety of the St Moritz….from the Elgin Avenue Breakdown CD, and a recording from 1975. This is a band that Joe Strummer (whom you can hear singing here) who went on to The Clash was in. Some UK protopunk for you.
      8. Count Bishops…Don’t Start Crying Now….from the Speedball Plus 11 CD from 1995 and recorded back in 1975. Some more UK protopunk for you. Count Bishops were around for several LP’s and singles, most in a more 60’s garage punk type of sound….which a lot of 70’s punk was based upon.
      9. Uranus….Motorbikin’…from a live recording on CFNY from 1980 and this combo was from London Ontario….if you didn’t already know!
      10. The Thing From Outer Space….The Thing From Outer Space….from their self titled debut CD and from right here in London Ontario….The Thing had a gig the night this show aired.
      11. 3RD World War…..A Little Bit Of Urban Rock…from a brand new re-ished 7” from this UK based combo….more protopunk for you. And you can grab a copy of this one at Speed City Records.
      12. Why Oh Whys….Hoochie….from a brand new 7” from Beluga Records out of Sweden.
      13. Arvidson and Butterflies….Blank Season….from a brand new release on Beluga Records. Catching a trend here? Beluga has released a lot of quality releases recently, among them these 2 and of course The Dahlmanns records!
      14. Stephen Schjins….I’ll Come Over Tonight….demo from this Mississauga based musician who has received airplay on Little Steven’s garage radio show!
      15. 2 Sisters….My Zombie Girl….recent release from this combo from France.
      16. The Hook Up….Go and Hide….from the recent Cruel Sounds CD on Transistor 66 Records. The Hook Up are currently based in Saskatoon, but have lived in Montreal, Hamilton and even London….we’ve even had them on for a live to air a few years back.
      17. The Scenics….I Killed Marx….from their In The Summer CD that contains 1977/78 studio recordings.
      18. The Diodes….Plastic Girl….from their Tired Of Waking Up Tired CD. The Diodes have a brand new vinyl boxset out, just in time for the holidays!
      19. Big Mama Thornton…..Hound Dog….from the Jail Lp on Vanguard Records and a request from last week.
      20. Catl….Resistance Place….from the This Shakin’ House LP from a few years ago. Catl have a show coming up next Friday at This Ain’t Hollywood along with Frankie & Jimmy who were just on Radio WW a coupla weeks back.
      21. Roger Zuraw….Schlepping Around The Chanukkah Bush….from the Whose Blues Is It Anyway CD from 2013 and a request.
      22. Underground Divas….Words….from a recent bandcamp download and from Montreal.
      23. Bloodshot Bill and Shannon…..True….from a recent 7” on the Slovenly Label and just love the way both Shannon and Bill have that growl in their voices on this one! It’d be great to hear a full length release from this pair!
      24. Dion….The Wanderer….from a Greatest Hits compilation and originally from 1961.
      25. Gary US Bonds….I Wanna Holler….from a 1980’s 7”, but originally recorded back in the early 60’s and wasn’t released till this 7” came out.
      26. Detroit Cobras….Cha Cha Twist….from the Baby CD from about 1998….probably about the same time Detroit Cobras came to London.
      27. The Smithereens…..Beauty and Sadness….from the Beauty and Sadness EP that came out in the early 80’s on a Swedish label, and then finally properly released in North America in 1988.
      28. The Smithereeens….Some Other Guy…. As above.
      29. The Smithereens…..Strangers When We Meet….from the Especially For You LP that came out in 1986 on Enigma Records.
      30. The Smithereens….Blood And Roses….from the Especially For You LP, but we played the 12” version for you as it has a better bass mix…..or it’s just that the wider grooves on 12” EP’s generally have better overall sound.
      31. The Smithereens….Wall Of Sleep…from the Especially For You LP and my absolute fave Smithereens tune with its vivid lyrical imagery!
      32. The Smithereens….Only A Memory…from the Green Thoughts LP from 1988.


      Ran out of time, but certainly not Smithereen tunes that we wanted to play. We got to meet Pat DiNizio 3 times over the years, and he was always a great guy to talk with! RIP Pat.


      Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, FB messages and Heys!!! That’s what makes it all worthwhile! Back again next week with an all holiday special!


      You might be able to find the archived show here:

    • December 8, 2017 8:10 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist December 8/2017. All Women’s Voices….Soul/R&B/Funk/Blues/Jazz


      All women led bands on today’s show as this week is the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, which happened Dec 6 1989. Every year CHRW does a full day of all women’s voices to commemorate and we do our special show the week of… And this year, with special permission of Pam, our Program Director here at CHRW, we went the soul/R&B/funk/Blues/jazz route and tried to high light a few of the many highly influential women led combos. So many more we shoulda played as we had so many requests for cool stuff that we didn’t bring in….next time!! And a HUGE thanx for all the requests, phone calls, emails and FB messages as we were overwhelmed and couldn’t get to some of the phone calls!


      1. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings….What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes….from a compilation called Soul Cellar on the Metra Doubles label assimilated by noted soul DJ Peter Young.
      2. Betty Harris….Ride Your Pony...also from the above comp, and an Allen Toussaint production, this one’s also been covered by RWW faves The Fleshtones, a band that truly understands this music!
      3. Bonnie and Sheila….You Keep Me Hangin’ On….from the compilation New Orleans Funk Volume 2 on the Soul Jazz Records label. Not to be confused with The Supremes tune of the same name, this is some mighty fine New Orleans funk/soul. The Soul Jazz label has put out many fine re-ishes and compilations of not only soul and funk, but some of the finest reggae and rock steady tunes as well!
      4. Jean Knight….Mr Big Stuff….from the Stax Soul Sisters compilation LP and this song is from 1971, near the end of life for Stax Records. Stax released/recorded some of the finest soul and R&B from the late 50’s to early 70’s and were responsible for beginning the careers of such legends as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T and The MG’s, Carla Thomas and so many more!
      5. Jackie Shane….Sticks and Stones….from the recent Any Other Way double LP compilation of most of Jackie’s recorded legacy. This one came out quite recently and is among my fave records of 2017 and has a superb booklet written by Grammy winner Rob Bowman that details Jackie’s legacy in more depth than ever! This one’s worth it for the liner notes alone!
      6. Jackie Shane….Any Other Way… as above, and this was the most played song on CHUM AM for many years, starting in the early 60’s. Jackie even played Campbells here in London as detailed in the liner notes.
      7. Shirley Matthews….Big Town Boy….from the Made In Canada Volume 1 compilation and this was a big AM hit for Shirley back in 1965.
      8. Condition….Fever….from their Red Hot and Blue LP from 1986 on AMOK Records out of Montreal. Condition appeared on a couple of OG Records compilations and we remember going to see them at Call The Office here in London back when the record came out. Where the dance floor is had tables and chairs with people sitting on them, finger snaps, berrets, long cigarettes and a typical jazz crowd, way different than the rock crowd we were part of!
      9. Aretha Franklin…..I Never Loved A  Man….1966 demo recording that was recorded by here then husband, to try and convince Atlantic Records to sign her. Jerry Wexler would have been a fool to not, as this demo gives me goosebumps listening to it as Aretha takes it way past another level! Truly fucking amazing and this is from a Rhino double CD compilation called Rare and Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul. The title is absolutely correct!
      10. Nina Simone…..Mississippi Goddam….from the Definitive Collection CD and this song is from 1964. Nina was recently on the list of possible inductees into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and didn’t make it….neither did Link Wray.  What the fuck is a Jovi Bon????
      11. Koko Taylor…Wang Dang Doodle…from the compilation LP called Chess Sisters Of Soul Volume 1 and the song that Koko is best known for. 1965 recording.
      12. Ruth Brown….Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean….from the Charly Records compilation called Rockin’ With Ruth. 1952 recording from the Atlantic Records label.
      13. Fontella Bass…..Rescue Me….from the above Chess Sisters Of Soul Volume 1 and goes out to our pal Roger Zuraw. This is a 1965 recording and this song has been covered by many.
      14. Gloria Jones….Tainted Love….1965 recording of the song that Soft Cell made into a huge hit many years later. Written by Ed Cobb who was heavily involved with The Standells and Chocolate Watch band among others, this song was a big dance number on the Northern Soul circuit.
      15. Yvonne Fair…. I Found You….1962 recording from the compilation You Heard It Hear First on the Ace label. Produced by James Brown, and on King Records (same label as JB) this song later surfaced with the changed lyrics and title of I Got You and was a HUGE hit for JB.
      16. The Aristocrats….Don’t Go….1974 recording on a compilation called Sister Funk. This whole comp has some amazing 60’s/70’s funk and if you’re a fan, is well worth searching out.
      17. Big Ella….Too Hot To Hold….from the above compilation and a 1969 recording….sent this one out to Hiroshima Heart Jenn Marino!
      18. Big Maybelle….One Monkey Don’t Stop The Show….from the double OKEH Sessions LP on Epic Records. 1954 recording featuring one of my fave guitar players, Mickey Baker! We’ll be hearing more of Mickey’s licks a little later on the show!
      19. Sister Rosetta Tharpe…..Up Above My Head There’s Music In The Air….from the Gospel Train LP on Wing Records. Another artist that was on the list of possible inductees into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame and didn’t make it….so just what the fuck is a Jovi Bon? Check out any of Sister Rosetta’s videos on Youtube and watch those fingers fly on the fretboard.
      20. Margie Day….Take Out Your False Teeth Daddy….from the Jumpin’ The Blues Volume 2 compilation on Ace Records. 1953 recording on Decca Records and was probably considered fairly risqué back then.
      21. Tiny Davis…..How About That Jive….from the Jumpin’ The Blues Volume 1 compilation on Ace Records. 1949 recording and Tiny lead an all female big band and she opened a club in Chicago called Tiny and Ruby’s Gay Spot with her partner and trumpet player Ruby. The club was in Chicago from the early to late 50’s when it was torn down to make way for a freeway.
      22. Etta James….Tough Lover…..from a Greatest Hits CD and a 1956 recording.
      23. Etta James….Something’s Got A Hold Of Me…..1961 recording from the same CD and on Chess Records.
      24. Mickey and Sylvia….No Good Lover…..1956 recording from the Do It Again LP and Mickey is Mickey Baker. Mickey got tired of the racism in America and moved to France where he lived out the rest of his life.
      25. Ike And Tina…..It’s Gonna Work Out Fine…..1961 recording on the Best Of Sue Records compilation.
      26. Loading Zone….I Can’t Please You….from the 1968 budget compilation called Groupquake on RCA Records. In 1968 I couldn’t afford many records, so this one at either .99 or .49 was a bargain that I still own to this day. This track has always been a fave of mine with it’s tough as nails vocals and horn section.
      27. Linda Lyndell….What A Man….from a Stax Records compilation for the 50th Anniversary of Stax Records.
      28. Betty LaVette….It Ain’t Easy….from the 1972 LP, Child Of The Seventies. Betty is still touring a putting out records since she was a teenager in the early 60’s.
      29. Ikettes….I’m Blue….1962 recording on the Atlantic Rhythm And Blues Compilation Volume 4.
      30. Annette Peacock….My Mama Never Taught Me How To Cook….from the 1979 LP X-Dreams. And this is the very first white woman singer on this edition of Radio WW.
      31. Julie Driscoll….Season Of The Witch….from the Genesis LP with Brian Auger from 1974 and we had to fade this out as time ran out….


      Huge Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, FB messages and Heys as we had so many on this show….back again next week with lots of new stuff.


      You might be able to find the archived show here:

    • December 1, 2017 8:00 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist December 1/2017 w/Frankie and Jimmy


      1. Deke Dickerson…..Lady Killa….from a 4 song CD featuring Nikki Hill and The Bo-Keys that we picked up when Deke was in town last weekend! Deke, along with Teddy Fury on the tubs and Bloodshot Bill on the upright bass, put on a FANTASTIC show!!! Loads of old rockabilly and rock’n’roll tunes that had the kids up and dancing in the kitchen!
      2. Randall Pee Coltrane….Let Your Freak Flag Fly….from the brand new Atomic Love Burrito CD that Pete DeKoker dropped off during last week’s show. Randall is also in Randall and The Rivieras who had their CD release party last weekend.
      3. Twin Fin….Jungle Room….from their recent LP Whiskey Wine and Venom Love. Guitarist Paul is in the country band playing at the Richmond tomorrow afternoon.
      4. Hiroshima Hearts….Got Me Movin’….from their recent 7” and they have a show on Thursday opening up for The Headstones at Rumrunners here in London.
      5. Band Of Waves…..I’m Going To Fall…from their recent CD and they have a show on Dec 9th at the London Music Club.
      6. Teenage Head….Top Down….from a 1978 7” and my fave version of Top Down with backup vocals and sound effects. TH have their record release party tonight and tomorrow at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton….long sold out!
      7. Teenage Head….Little Girl….from a 1988 7” on Fringe Records and features our pal Dave Rave on the vocals.
      8. Teenage Head….Down To The Underground…from the Head Disorder CD from 1995 and features Frankie Venom on vocals.
      9. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants…..Only Game In Town….from the recent Half Wits LP on Speed City Records. JT and the Lieutenants have a show on Saturday night at SOHO with Gatgas.
      10. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants…..The Grey and the Black….as above and this was originally done by The Demics.
      11. Empty Hours….Primitive….from their recent It’s About Time LP and they are from Brantford Ontario.
      12. Mountain Of Wolves…..Call My Name….from their recent Poison LP and they have a show at Eastside on Saturday December 9th put on by the Jack Richardson London Music Awards group.
      13. Deke Dickerson….Love Man….from a 7” on the Major Label Records label and also features The Bo-Keys.
      14. Blind Rage and Violence…..UFO On Farm Road 318….from The End Of Rock’n’Roll CD on Switchblade Records from 2012….mystery masked combo.
      15. The Mongrels….All Systems Go….from their demo and they have a Rock’n’Roll Rent Party on Sunday at the Richmond, 4 till 7 PM.
      16. Amy Rigby….Dancing With Joey Ramone….from her Little Fugitive CD.
      17. Ko and the Knockouts….Twistin’ Postman…from their self titled CD on SFTRI and from Detroit.
      18. Bath Salts…..Tales Of The Bootlegger…..from the brand new Live To Air CD that guitarist Jeff Mittleholtz dropped off while we were on air….couldn’t persuade Jeff to yammer, but we’ve had him on prior.  Bath Salts have a show on Saturday December 9th at the Richmond with Radio WW faves Coaching For Sara!
      19. Ronnie Spector….I’d Much Rather Be With The Girls….from a 2016 CD called English Heart….the same Ronnie that was married to Phil Spector and was in the Ronettes.
      20. The Stranglers… Walk On By….from 1978 and featured on a compilation called We Do ‘Em Our Way.  Right about this time, Frankie and Jimmy arrived as they have a show at Call The Office the day this show aired. For those that don’t know, Frankie and Jimmy are a demented blues duo from Hamilton Ontario Canada and have released one LP. Another one is due out soon on Transistor 66 Records out of Winnipeg.
      21. Frankie and Jimmy….St James Infirmary….from a demo in which they had a full band.
      22. Frankie and Jimmy….Spread The Word (think that’s what this was called) from a demo that Jimmy handed me.
      23. Frankie and Jimmy….Just Like A Woman….from their self released Scream The Blues LP. They couldn’t decide which track to play, so it was my choice….or something like that, there could have been some wrestling involved.
      24. Bloodshot Bill….Midnight On Mars….from a 10” LP on Squoodge Records and right when this was playing, Bloodshot Bill called in to yammer about tonight’s show at Call The Office. BB says it’s gonna be a Killer show, so you better drag your ass on out to Call The Office.
      25. Frankie and Jimmy….Smokestack Lightning…..from a Live To Air on Radio WW from 7/9/2015.


      And we’re out of time, but certainly not out of tunes to play….big Thanx to Frankie and Jimmy for taking the time to drop by the studio and yammer live to air on Radio WW!! And a big thanx to Bloodshot Bill for calling in to yammer about the show!!

      And a big Thanx to all that phoned in today!! There were so many calls that I couldn’t answer the phone as it kept ringing off the hook!! That means we’re doing something really good, or really bad, hopefully the former! And a big Thanx for all the emails, FB messages and Heys!!

      Next week it’s an all female voices show, as it’s the week of the Montreal Massacre Memorial. We’ll be spinning load of old soul, R&B, some funky jazz and who knows what else.


      You might be able to find the archived show here;

    • November 26, 2017 1:31 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 24/2017 With Pete DeKoker as guest


      1. Coaching For Sara….Stick With You….from their brand new CD and they did a live to air on Radio WW on the day of their CD release party!
      2. Randall And The Rivieras….When I Fall….from their self titled debut CD and we had guitarist/vocalist Pete DeKoker in to talk about the CD release party happening on Saturday and loads of other things!
      3. Randall And The Rivieras….Ghosts…as above.
      4. 63 Monroe….Hijack Victim….live recording by John Gardi (longtime CHRW host, aka The Nitebat) from last year’s Toys For Tots Show. We were also plugging the Toys For Tots show that was happening the day after this show aired. Pete also plays bass (for approx. 36 years) for 63 Monroe….
      5. 63 Monroe….High On Rebellion….as above, Pete does most of the vocals on this song. And they played this song at this year’s Toys For Tots show!
      6. Boy From Nowhere….Wild In The Streets…live recording from last year’s Toys For Tots show.
      7. Boy From Nowhere….Tonight….as above, and they played this song at this year’s Toys For Tots show!  We really, really want to get the Boy From Nowhere to do a live to air here on Radio WW, so if you see any of the members, bug them about it!
      8. Randall And The Rivieras…..Wake Up Dreams Come True….from the debut CD.
      9. TVD….Living Proof….from the Salvation Through Distraction CD and Pete plays bass in this combo. Also in the band are long time band vets Mike Timmins and Paul Venno.
      10. TVD….I’d Kiss You Honey But You’re Standing On My Bottom Lip….as above. This song was originally done by Demics vocalist Keith Whittaker….around this time we yammered about The Cedar Lounge and going to see The Demics.
      11. 63 Monroe….2:38….from the Last Exit To Rawk’n’Roll CD and one that Pete wrote about going to see the Demics and jumping around and letting off steam!
      12. Osterberg….Burn It Down….from their 10” record (spotted this at both Grooves and Speed City recently) which features Earle Rutherford on lead vocals on this track. From the early to mid 90’s.
      13. 10 Heads on 10….10 Heads On The Radio…..from a live recording at last year’s Toys For Tots show as 10 Heads are back once again but with former CHRW Director Mario Circelli on the drums this time.
      14. Mack MacKenzie….The Devil Likes Me…from a live to air 6/16/2017 on Radio What Wave. Mack is at Fitzrays on Wednesday night, playing a set at 10PM. Come out and see a legend from Montreal!
      15. Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons…..A Piece Of Me….from the London Crawling cassette that came with What Wave zine 22 back in about 1996. Played this as singer/guitarist Tom Dunphy played 2 gigs on the weekend with his award winning country combo, The Rizdales. Also, drummer Andrew Lewis (world famous poster artist, designer or stamps for countries around the world and so much more!) is in Bolivia at a Huge poster show!
      16. Untamed Youth….She’s So Satisfyin’….from their Some Kinda Fun Lp from 1988. Guitarist/vocalist Deke Dickerson was in town for a private party and we finally got to meet him!! And the party was something else…see pics on the Radio WW FB page!
      17. Louis Tillett….C’mon….from his new download retrospective called To Ride A Dead Pony.  Louis was in Australia’s Wet Taxis from the early 80’s on….
      18. The Zellots….On The Dole….from their recent flexi that you can pick up at the local record stores.
      19. Mean Motor Scooter….Wavespotting….from their recent Hindu Flying Machine release on Dirty Water Records out of the UK. This combo is from Austin Texas.
      20. The Famines….. Free Love Is A Sales Technique….from their brand new collection of singles and they will be in Sarnia, Ontario very soon.  London show in the new year.
      21. AC DC….Whole Lotta Rosie….from their Let There Be Rock Lp from 1977 and goes out to Malcolm who passed away this week….and to brother George who passed away last month.
      22. Wayne Cochran…..Get Ready….from the debut LP on Chess Records from 1967 and goes out to Wayne who passed away earlier this week. Wayne was the owner/caretaker of the world’s greatest pomp! And a huge inspiration for the Blues Brothers and also known as The White Knight Of Soul!
      23. Wayne Cochran….Boom Boom…. As above….
      24. Destroy All Monsters….November 22, 1963….from the Rarities and Singles CD on Revenge Records and a timely song. DAM later became Dark Carnival and played Call The Office 10/12/1990 for an absolute killer show! Probably the only time any of The Stooges played at CTO, and we had the pleasure of 2, Ron and Scott for that show!!
      25. 905s….Hamilton Head….from the Bash It Up CD and they were playing at This Ain’t Hollywood as part of the International Pop Overthrow this weekend!


      Big Thanx to Pete DeKoker for taking the time to drop by and yammer live on Radio WW!!! Hope you enjoyed listening to two old farts yammer about the so called good old days…LOL!!!

      And Congrats to the 4 winners of the Randall and The Rivieras CD’s that we gave away on the show…..Kevin, Tyler, Katie and forgot the name of the last winner, but his name went on the official list at CHRW!

       And Thanx for all the crazy phone calls, emails, facebook messages during the show! That’s what makes it all worthwhile!!!


      And next week, we’ve got Hamilton’s demented blues duo, Frankie and Jimmy coming on to yammer about their big show at Call The Office that night. And Bloodshot Bill is going to try and drop around as well, or we might just do a phone chat with him….timing is everything!  And on the December 8th show, we’re doing an all women’s special as it’s the week of the Montreal Massacre anniversary. CHRW has a full day of all women’s voices on December 6th.


      You might be able to catch the archived show here….website work is in progress:

    • November 18, 2017 9:21 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 17/2017


      1. Randall and the Rivieras….Heartbreak and Sorrow….from their recently released CD and the release party is coming up next Saturday at the St Regis. We’ve got singer/guitarist Pete Dekoker coming in next week to talk about the band, the CD release party and we’ll probably ask a few questions about his almost 40 year career in the London music scene! Any questions for Pete, just send them to the Radio WW facebook page.
      2. The Zellots….Let’s Play House….from their just released flexi disk of 1978/9 recordings. We had Jane Colligan, bass player on a few weeks back to talk about this release.
      3. The Demics….Factories…..1978 live recording from the Cedar Lounge. First set of this show was all combos that played the Cedar Lounge, London’s home of punk rock and was at the north west corner of King and Talbot.
      4. Forgotten Rebels….Save The Last Dance For Me…live recording from the Cedar Lounge 3/13/1982 and supplied by ace photog Reg Quinton. And the Forgotten Rebels play Call The Office tonight, Saturday November 25th.
      5. 63 Monroe….Hijack Victim…..from the LP of the same name that came out on Rave Up Records from Italy. Only band from London Ontario to have a release on the infamous Rave Up label so far….And next week’s guest is Pete Dekoker who still plays bass for 63 Monroe.
      6. Certain General….Hello My God…..from the Holiday Of Love EP from 1982 and the end of our bands that played the Cedar set. Certain General were from NYC (they do reunion shows every now and then, including one recently) and included London Ontario drummer Marcy Saddy, formerly of the B Girls and many London bands. They played a wedding party at the Cedar in August of 1981 and blew a lot of minds in the process!
      7. Jackie Mitto…..Henry The Great….from his brand new The Keyboard King At Studio One double LP on Universal Sound imprint.  Here’s a guy that was at the beginnings of reggae music, ska music, keyboard whiz kid and phenomenally talented. He left his home country of Jamaica and settled in Toronto in the late 60’s and was highly influential in the soul/reggae scene there. He died way too young in 1990.
      8. Louis Tillett….Buzzard Luck….from the brand new download called To Ride A Dead Pony.  Louis was in the influential early 80’s combo Wet Taxis from Australia and has produced a ton of work since! The downloads are somewhat of an overview of a musical career that has moved in many directions, always maintaining a high level of quality. This particular track is more soul/funk oriented and fit quite nicely in this little set.
      9. Mandala…..Mellow Carmello Palumbo….from their 1968 LP Soul Crusade and goes out to drummer Penti/Whitey Glan who passed away last week. Penti moved to Toronto from his homeland of Finland and started in bands from the early 60’s on. He’s recorded with Alice Cooper, Bette Midler, John Kay, Klaatu, David Wilcox and….
      10. Lou Reed… Sweet Jane…..from the Rock’n’Roll Animal Lp from 1974 and my initial introduction to Lou Reed all those years ago! Upon hearing this for the first time, I was blown away by this heavy mix of jazz, rock and pure NYC decadence that helped bring in the punk scene that was awakening under the mire. This live LP also features the guitar wrangler Dick Wagner and Toronto based bass wizard Prakash John amongst others!
      11. Suffer Machine…..Suffer Machine….from their 1986 LP Deprogram and from London Ontario.
      12. Sheep Look Up…..Civil Disobedience….from their self released cassette from about 1982 and re-released on the cassette that came with What Wave Zine 24. SLU were inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame last year and were one of many London Ontario combos that should have made it…
      13. Lollipop Shop…..You Must Be A Witch…from their only Lp from about 1967 and features a young Fred Cole on lead vocals. Fred passed away last week and this is the start of our trib to a man that kept his vision and played some amazing music in his career. Long time accomplice/wife Toody was with him for almost all his journey, being the only grandparents on the punk rock touring circuit.
      14. Dead Moon….Black September….from the 1989 7” on Tombstone Records (Fred and Toody’s label). Dead Moon released many many records over their career, many being released in Europe and North America. They played London only one time, at Call The Office many years back.
      15. The Rats….Defiance….from their 1981 Lp Intermittent Signals and features Toody on vocals. She was the featured vocalist on a few Dead Moon tracks as well as the long time bass player for many of Fred’s bands.
      16. The Sadies….Black Sheep….from their Tales Of The Rat Fink release and finishes our trib to Fred Cole.
      17. The Sadies….Another Year Again….from the Darker Circles Lp from 2010 and features the line ‘growing old is always hardest on the outcast’ which rings so true!
      18. The Sadies….Pretty Polly….from a CBC recording from 10/27/2001 and from there, we went to an interview done on the same show with our pal James Booth/Lord asking the vital questions.  We tried to work out a live interview with the band, but things didn’t work out, and with their permission, we aired this long ago interview. Things haven’t really changed that much for the band, as they are still staying true to their original version and pumping out some mighty fine music! They played live at Call The Office last night and we couldn’t make it….hopefully next time.
      19. The Sadies and Andre Williams…..America….from the 2012 Night and Day Lp on Yep Roc Records. First time I really got into The Sadies, was hearing them back Andre up on a bootleg record from Europe that has some crazy mind warping tunes!  When Andre finally played London about 15 or so years ago, it was a Toronto combo called The Strap backing him up. Andre put on a phenomenal show to a less than dismal turnout of diehards! We even got invited up to Andre’s ‘dressing room’, prior and after the show. A word of advice, it you’re going to get Andre to autograph something, do it before the show! Thanx to Kelly Mulvey for being Andre’s chaperon during that part of the tour.
      20. Underground Divas….This Train Is Running Out Of Faith…..recent demo from this Montreal collective and fits in near perfect with the Andre and Sadies tune.
      21. Jackie Shane…..Sticks and Stones…from the brand new Any Other Way double LP. This LP was long awaited here at WW HQ’s and collects the live LP from the mid 60’s along with many singles and a few unreleased tracks. There’s a huge LP sized booklet with the full story of Jackie written by Grammy winner Rob Bowman and it’s one of those reads you just can’t put down! So much that I had no idea about as I thought Jackie was just a Toronto based soul singer from the early to mid 60’s, but he/she released records across North America and did countless gigs both sides of the border, even playing right here in London Ontario!!!!  HUGE Thanx to Elaine Banks for getting the Jackie train rolling a few years back with her special on CBC about Jackie!
      22. Jackie Shane….Any Other Way….from the LP of the same name.
      23. Jackie Shane….New Way Of Lovin’….as above. Just couldn’t play a single track from this LP, had to play a few and you’ll be hearing lots more on future Radio WW’s.
      24. Mountain Of Wolves…..Poison….from the Poison Lp that came out quite recently and these guys are from right here in London and released the record on their own Forest City Records imprint.
      25. Wild Evel and the Trashbones…..Bugs On My Back….from the recent Digging My Grave release on Dirty Water Records and the band is from Austria.
      26. Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons…..Suneal….from the brand new Ain’t No Pussy release on Dirty Water Records and this band is from the UK.
      27. Untamed Youth…..Some Kinda Fun…..from the Some Kinda Fun Lp from 1988 on Norton Records. This features Deke Dickerson on guitar and we might be talking to him next week as he was the west coast hillbilly I referred to during the show.
      28. Empty Hours…..Primitive….from the recent It’s About Time Lp from this combo that comes to us from Brantford Ontario, just east of London.
      29. Pack AD….Because Of You……from the brand new Dollhouse CD and Pack AD were in town recently and put on another great show at Call The Office.



      Big Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!!   Back again next week with special guest Pete Dekoker and maybe another….


      You can catch the archived show here:


    • November 11, 2017 10:51 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 10/2017 Coaching For Sara Live To Air


      The second in our CHRW Fundraising and live to air special as we play highlights of a few of the live to airs and special CHRW recordings made over the years. Thanks to all who donated to CHRW, but especially those who donated via Radio What Wave!!! Huge Thanx!!


      1. Roger Zuraw….Remembrance Day….appropriate as this show was on the eve of Remembrance Day and a big Thanx to Roger for sending along this special song!
      2. Frankenstein 5….Kill And Go Hide….January 1994 recording done here at CHRW and ended up on this combo’s cassette….and a What Wave cassette called Baloney Sandwich (although it was probably a different recording). Frankenstein Five were London Ontario’s only pure 60’s garage style combo during the 80’s garage rock resurgence
      3. Nasty Rashes….Psychobilly Frankenstein….from a live to air on Radio WW 5/1/2008 and came out on a CD they released.
      4. The Hook Up….Silver Kiss….from a live to air on Radio WW from 2/10/2011 and they drove all the way from Montreal to do this prior to some area gigs. Remember helping them load or unload and it was one of the coldest days that winter. The Hook Up sure warmed the airwaves that day!
      5. The Hook Up….Weatherly Mansions….as above. The Hook Up now reside in Saskatoon, so that cold night probably helped them get used to Saskatoon winters! They released a brand new CD on Transistor 66 Records recently and still play out once in awhile as they have an addition to the family now.
      6. Pink Cadillac Scat Cats….Joleena…from a live to air on Radio WW 7/21/2016 on the eve of drummer Nick’s big birthday bash.  We had these guys do another live to air about 10 years ago and they are always a fun band to catch live.
      7. Bucketseat….Miss Asteroid….from a live to air on Radio WW 3/10/2011. This was a 2 piece combo, drummer Marcus from Victoria BC and the guitar player originally came from London. This was the start of a cross Canada tour, as they were heading west to Victoria BC.
      8. Frank Ridsdale…I’m Ready….from a live to air on Radio WW10/13/2016 and a tribute to the recently passed Fats Domino. Frank and his fellow Uranus band members were inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame this past spring.
      9. Excelsior….Black Top Pilot…..from a live to air on It’s Trash 10/2/2015. Local combo who released one excellent 7” and then broke up.
      10. Tuerto Loco…Robert Q Public….from a live to air 5/12/2011 on Radio What Wave. Tuerto Loco are back and playing with Jack Whiteside on bass. Jack was lead guitarist for Uranus, mentioned above.
      11. Adam West….don’t know the name of this song, but it was from a live to air on CHRW  11/26/1993. Not to be confused with the band of the same name from Washington DC, this is a local combo who release a couple of CD’s.
      12. Uranus….Ned The Killer Smelt….recorded live 3/22/1982 at the Embassy Hotel and broadcast over the airwaves by Simon Less whom we talked about last show. There’s a lot of local names tossed around in this song.
      13. Blue Peter….Same Old Place….live recording at Fryfogles Tavern 5/16/1981 and broadcast on CHRW by Simon Less. Fryfogles was located on Dundas St downtown, right around where the entrance to the public library presently is.
      14. Blue Peter….The World Stops Here….as above. Blue Peter were a powerpop combo from Toronto that deviated from the path and got some commercial radio play. These 2 songs go out to Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman who now resides here in London Ontario.
      15. Captain Bringdown and The Buzz Killers….Folsom Prison….from a live to air on CHRW 5/10/2013 from the Just Another Punk radio show.
      16. Heart Attack Kids….Platonic Love Bomb….from a live to air on CHRW from 3/10/2015 on the It’s Trash radio program.
      17. Black Frame Spectacle….Around The Block….from a live to air on CHRW on the Shakin’ Katz Radio Show 4/16/2011 and this was on a cassette which the player decided to eat while onair live! Shit happens on live radio. Coincidentally, this was right at the time we found out that Fred Cole of Dead Moon fame passed. Coincidence or ???   We’ll be playing some Dead Moon, The Rats, Lollipop Shoppe and some of Fred’s other combos on next week’s show.
      18. The Thing From Outer Space….Diamond Head….from a recording done by John Gardi (The Nitebat, long time host on CHRW) from The Dawghouse 11/26/2016 and recorded for airplay on CHRW.
      19. 63 Monroe….Hijack Victim…. As above and part of the Toys For Tots show, an annual event to raise money and toys for less fortunate kids. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday November 25th at The Dawghouse.
      20. Alarm Cat….Notches….from a live to air on CHRW 1/20/2017 on the It’s Trash radio show.
      21. The Stuntdoubles….no idea what the song is called, but another live to air on CHRW from 3/11/2011, probably from the Just Another Punk show, but not sure.
      22. Randall and The Rivieras…..All Work and No Play….another recording from The Dawghouse 11/26/2016 and we’ve got at least one of The Rivieras coming on air on November 24th show.
      23. Coaching For Sara…..Matter Of Time….an actual live to air from this local powerpop combo who had their CD release party at the Eastside right after playing live here.
      24. Coaching For Sara….Reality…. as above.
      25. Coaching For Sara….Little Lady….as above.
      26. Coaching For Sara….Receive….as above.
      27. Coaching For Sara….She Comes In Waves…. As above.
      28. Boy From Nowhere…..Wild In The Street…. Yet another recording from the above Dawghouse show and we’re working on getting the Boy From Nowhere in to the studios for a live to air.

      Right around this time, Shane Sawyer came into the onair to talk about the live to air that just happened and plug the big show Coaching For Sara was about to do. The rest of the band came in and then we ran out of time…



      Huge Thanx to Coaching For Sara (and our CHRW sound crew) for playing live to air and sounding so good!! Had a couple phone calls saying how good the band sounded out in radio land as it’s so hard to tell in the studio with a band blasting away, amps placed in various places and microphones all over the place!!! The fun was all worth it!!


      Back again next week, big thanx for all the donations we received during Radio What Wave as fundraising continues for a few more days here at CHRW, so it’s not too late to donate either via the CHRW website or call the onair host.


      The archived show should be here, but we’re currently working on the website so it could be delayed…


    • November 4, 2017 3:29 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 3/2017   Live to Air Fundraising Show


      This is our first of 2 fundraising shows here at CHRW. This show is highlights of a very few of the countless live to airs that CHRW has broadcast since 1979. Back in the early days of CHRW, there wasn’t a lot of difference between it, and local rival CIXX out of Fanshawe College. Both stations were playing this new fangled punk/new wave whatever music. Fanshawe had a one up as they had been broadcasting to the public for about a year prior to CHRW, and already had me hook, line and sinker!

      Then the game changed….CHRW was only available to part of the city via cable…meaning you had to hook up your FM receiver up to television cable to catch the sounds. Luckily, we lived in the right area, and the sound quality of CHRW pretty much beat their rival. And they had this DJ by the name of Simon Less (say that to yourself a few times and it’ll become evident) who used to go out to the clubs, record bands and then play the tapes over the airwaves. And he wasn’t recording the shit radio cover bands that played everywhere, he was down at places like The Cedar Lounge, then later The Embassy and Fryfogles. In the trenches recording the bands that I would go to see regularly. It was pretty evident when Simon was in the house, you’d see this white Styrofoam head with wires on it, in the middle of the club. That was his weapon of choice and supposedly his own invention….binaural recording!! Many a fine recording was played over the airwaves of CHRW back then! And Simon went on to win a Grammy last year, so obviously he knew what he was doing back then.

      Another reason CHRW was my favourite, is they would sometimes broadcast live from the Spoke And Rim Tavern, bands that I couldn’t get into see. You had to be a student at the University Of Western Ontario, or a guest to get into the shows at the Spoke back then. I was neither, so if the timing was right (ie these live to airs were obviously late at night when I’d be downtown at the clubs) I’d be able to hear and sometimes tape these shows on my trusty cassette deck. Some of these shows would be laced with profanity and would be censored today, but these were live and not Memorex. The Teenage Head and Rough Trade shows were both prime examples of this.

      Another reason I stayed with CHRW was this show called Young Fast And Scientific, which came on around 8 or so on most Saturday nights….right around the time I was getting primed to go out, so I didn’t always get to hear it. A guy by the name of Al Cole did this show and introduced me to a ton of crazy rock’n’roll combos that had eluded my conservative London Ontario upbringing. Bands like The Zantees. Real Kids, The Customs, Panther Burns, Weirdos, Fleshtones and so many more that I’ve not only become life long fans of these bands, but met most of them over the years!! And Al had started this little fanzine called What Wave…..but that’s a whole nother story for another time! And right after Young Fast And Scientific was Rock’n’Roll Dance Party hosted by local artist Dave Clarke! We rarely got to hear this, as the clubs and bands were beckoning our arrival for an eve of dancing, drinking and having way too much fun! The good old days!

      And that’s a couple of the influences of Radio What Wave. You’ve got to look to the past to create the future and we try to do that each episode. This particular show, is all live recordings that have been broadcast over the airwaves of CHRW! Enjoy the archived show and feel free to help support this radio station and keep the artform of cool music going in this city!!


      1. Teenage Head….Kissin’ The Carpet….recorded live at The Spoke and aired 2/18/1981. Many a choice comment at the outset by certain members of the band, but they do get the call letters correct. It’s not Gordie Lewis on stun guitar as he was recovering from the recent car accident, just north of London. And it wasn’t David Bendeth on guitar, it was Frankie Huff according to a trusted source. Parts of this recording have shown up on Teenage Head bootleg records.
      2. 63 Monroe….Johnny B Goode….recorded live at The Cedar Lounge Easter weekend 1981 and broadcast later by Simon Less. This was prime 63 Monroe/NFG and if I remember correctly, was the name change from the notorious NFG (Not For Girls or was it Non Functioning Gear or maybe something else?) to 63 Monroe as it is mentioned on the recording. This was also the show that Steve R Stunning had a huge bucket of NFG pins that he was throwing into the crowd. Wish I had grabbed more than a couple as these still look mighty fine on a faded denim jacket! Burnaway was on the guitar, DeRoux on bass and Lamborghini (with his little tiny…) on the kit!! Mayhem ensued and we went back the next night and did it all again!
      3. 63 Monroe…..Roadrunner… above and this combo introduced me to this song and many others that I still love to this day! Think Skyhooks ‘Good In Bed’ as a prime example! Think I may have returned the favour with Mental Moron by a certain NYDoll….back in the days when I went by the nickname of Dave Tape….LOL…
      4. Lonesome Ghost….Haunted By God….recorded live to air 12/17/2009 by Aylmer’s finest combo ever!! A 2 piece noise and mouth of marbles combo that played around town, even opening for John Schooley’s first ever appearance in Canada!! There’s even an ultra rare cassette put out by What Wave Records of this combo, which gives you an idea of how cool we thought they were!
      5. Bloodshot Bill…..Honky Tonk Angels….live to air on Less Talk More Rock on 12/17/2009 and host Paul gets to interview BB here and get the origins of his name! Think I was BB’s chauffer that night and got him up to CHRW and back down to Call The Office for that night’s show. And BTW, Bill is back in town at Call The Office on Friday December 1 and he says he’s gonna drop by Radio WW that day, so you’ve been warned.
      6. Bloodshot Bill….16 Chicks… as above and a mainstay of BB’s live repertoire and a mighty fine tune that always gets the crowd yelling and screaming!
      7. Frank Ridsdale…..Little Red Riding Hood….live to air on 9/16/2010. This was recorded right across the desk from me in the onair and Frank was sweatin’ up a storm and giving the wolf call like a maniac!! Frank as some may know, was a member of Uranus, the little London band that was inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame this spring. He’s currently in The Stetson Brothers amongst others and plays out a fair bit around our city. And he’s a real nice guy!
      8. Rockin’ Bobby Harris…..Boppin’ The Blues….recorded live on Fred Smith’s Hardcore Country 12/12/2007 and mighta had Jeffy B as part of the backup combo. Bobby was from Simcoe and probably the last of the surviving rockabilly guys from this area. Remember seeing him at the Victoria Tavern right around this time and he used his walker to get to the ‘stage’ and then proceeded to turn into a rockabilly maniac! Anyone know if Bobby is still alive?
      9. Mack MacKenzie….The Devil Likes Me….recorded live on Radio WW 6/16/2017 and Mack was in Montreal based 3 O’Clock Train, one of the first of the punk/country combos from that era. He’s scheduled to be back in London on November 29th at Fitzrays with the band.
      10. Frankie and Jimmy…..Smokestack Lightning…..recorded live on Radio WW 7/0/2015. Demented blues duo from Hamilton Ontario who are scheduled back in London at Call The Office on Friday December 1st. They’ve warned me that they’re heading to Radio WW prior to their evening show that night!!
      11. Rough Trade….Baptism Of Fire….recorded live at The Spoke and Rim on campus and aired over CHRW….probably around 1980 or so as I didn’t put a date on this tape. Carole let the university students know what was on her mind that night.
      12. Cordcalling….Wicked Desires….live to air on Radio WW 3/26/2009. Local duo who are still together and recently released a vinyl record!
      13. The Zellots…..Love Will Survive…..Simon Less recording from 1980/81 which is labelled as being at the Kent Hotel, but was told by Jane Zellot that they didn’t have a sax player the night they played The Kent. Judging by audience reaction on this recording, it could have been right here in London at some local venue.
      14. Bloody Diamonds…..Bright Lights Darling…..recorded here on Radio WW 9/27/2012 right before they did a show at a venue called Black Shire Pub. They are from Halifax and believe it is the only live to air on Radio WW that has featured a keyboard!
      15. Oily Birds….Yesterday’s Numbers…recorded live in the onair studio 4/29/2010 and just featured Jon Traut and Bryan Mcdonald from the band. Previously known as Boy From Nowhere, then B5 Blue, then Oily Birds and finally back to Boy From Nowhere. Easily one of London’s longest running combos as they’ve been around since about 1984. And one of London’s finest!!!
      16. Oily Birds….Second Cousin….like above and also a Flamin’ Groovies cover!
      17. Rackula….Up The Chicks….from a live to air 5/8/2010 and were an all female combo from Hamilton, with a former Londoner in the band….Lucy Fur
      18. Hiroshima Hearts….The Well…recorded live on the previous show that aired in this time slot on Fridays. And we had HH’s on a year or so ago to do another live to air which was a lot of fun!
      19. Jim Ashby….Speed City….from Radio WW from 9/14/2006 and back in the days when Mike Todd and I alternated weeks on this show. Jim explains where the song came from and how it made the charts here in London. My fave record to come out of London!
      20. The Hypnotics….New Wave Monday….from our most recent live to air 9/22/2017 and this trio is from Windsor. They did a show later that day down at the Richmond Hotel and Dave from the band, hosts Revolution Rock, one of our sister shows, on CJAM out of Windsor Ontario.
      21. 905s…..Under a Spell….not a live to air, but what was called the Radio WW Sessions, where several bands did recordings exclusively for this show. This track was recorded in 2013 and The 905s are playing the International Pop Overthrow in Hamilton at This Ain’t Hollywood towards the end of the month….details to follow soon.
      22. Dynamite Pussy Club…..Under The Grooove….from Bath UK and another session recorded exclusively for Radio What Wave!
      23. Dynamite Pussy Club….Boogie Shoes…. As above and these guys must be killer live as they’ve certainly got the groove!
      24. The Mongrels….Piece Of Crap…..yet another session recorded for Radio WW and these guys are playing tonight at Fitzrays and their usual Sunday residency at the Richmond Hotel….Rock’n’Roll Rent Party!
      25. Frankenstein Five….Writing On The Wall….recorded at CHRW  1/1994 and became a cassette the band released. This one goes out to Rob Munro, who was the bass player for the combo!


      Big Thanx for all the emails, texts, facebook messages, phone calls and Heys!!!!Back again next week with more of these live to airs and an actual live, live to air with local combo Coaching For Sara! They are also playing at the Eastside that night for their CD release party!! Lots more details on that next week!!

      And Thanx for all the donations received for our annual fund raising!!  Next week’s show will be our last fund raising show of this year, so don’t be shy, phone in your pledge during this, or any other show on CHRW….519 661-3600. Or if you don’t want to talk to anyone, you can do it online from the main CHRW page, top RH corner and even pick out a prize depending on how much you donate. There is literally a TON of cool incentives for donations.


      And you can catch the archived show on our new website:

    • October 28, 2017 9:48 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist October 27/2017


      1. The Famines…..The First World War….from the recently re-ished single collection on Pentagon Black out of Montreal. The Famines, Raymond Biesinger and Garrett Heath Kruger (at the time) used to play London fairly frequently and even played a CHRW benefit at the long gone Moon Over Marin venue here in London. And speaking of which, we’re now officially in  fund raising mode here at CHRW, so help us maintain our high level of eccentricity and fine musical taste for your hopefully receptive listening devices!!
      2. The Routes….All I Find….from the about to be released Dirty Needles and Pins on Greenway Records. The Routes, one of Japan’s finest (if not the finest!) ongoing examples of the best of 60’s garage rock sounds!! And this is their second long player of 2017!! Check out their latest promo pics, looks like they’ve absconded with my old Vox Constellation IV bass and are putting it to great use!
      3. The Brogues….Ain’t No Miracle Worker….from Mindrocker Volume 1, collection of mighty fine 60’s garage/psych sounds. And on vinyl as are many of today’s treats as the London Record Show is happening on Sunday October 29th here in London and you can catch us at our table selling records, zines, CD’s posters and other ephemera. And I’m still looking for any of those 60’s garage rock compilations that I don’t yet have.
      4. Baronen and Satan….Lady Creature….brand new from Sweden on the ultra suave Dirty Water Records label outta the UK.  Dirty Water, which now has a US division is pumping out literally tons of cool vinyl from some of the finest modern garage, soul and rock’n’roll combos out there!
      5. Excelsior….Pornos….local 7” from a band that didn’t last long enough! Ran into vocalist Chris the other day and he gave me the rundown on why the band broke up. Really unique sounds as far as local punk combos go!
      6. Mountain Of Wolves…Don’t Call My Name….from their brand new Poison LP released on the brand new Forest City Records imprint.
      7. Hiroshima Hearts….Reach Out….another brand new local release, this a 7” from this band that seems to be getting some very interesting opening slots for some of the bigger touring combos that come here. And we had them on the air a few weeks back!
      8. DT’s…..Wrap It Up…..from a 7” on the Groovie Records label outta France, this is Estrus head honcho Dave Crider’s rock’n’soul combo with Madame X on the vocals!
      9. Downbeat 5….Radiates The Charm…from their self titled debut release on SFTRI from 2003. Former Lyre/DMZ JJ Rassler hands the guitar duties, so you know this is gonna be good!! And ya, that’s the Arthur Alexander tune that Teenage Head covered about 30 years ago with Dave Rave on the vocals.
      10. Dead Moon….Don’t Burn The Fires….from a 7” on Tombstone Records from 1988 and goes out to singer/guitarist Fred Cole who is in the hospital and hoping for a full recovery. Fred has been active since about 1965 with The Lollipop Shop (You Must Be A  Witch),  The Weeds, The Rats, Zipper, Western Front, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows and so many more!! Dead Moon played Call The Office many moons ago and put on a primal set of rock’n’roll tunes that is still talked about!
      11. The Zellots…On The Dole….from their brand new flexi and recorded in the late 70’s. We had Jane Zellot onair to talk about this last week and the record will be available at the London Record Show from me.
      12. Mean Motor Scooter….Sam The Homosapien…..from their brand new Hindu Flying Machine release on Dirty Water Records and they are from Austin Texas and about to tour with The Darts.
      13. Kid Mojo…..Looking For A Change….UK based combo who just released this and sent us some tunes to play!
      14. Empty Hours….Radio….from their brand new It’s About Time LP and they are from Brantford Ontario, just east of London. We’ve been bugging them to come to London to play and hopefully soon!
      15. Coaching For Sara…..Look Around…from their recent remaster of their debut CD. We’ve got them scheduled for a live to air on November 10th right here on Radio WW!     Right about this time, Mike Todd from Speed City Records, here in town, called us up to give all the details on the London Record Show happening on Sunday April 29th here at Centennial Hall. Lots of new dealers this time, come drop by, put a coupla extra bucks in the CHRW fund raising jar at the front door and check out the show.  We’ll be at the Radio WW table at the show….
      16. Jim Ashby…..Speed City…..7” on the record label of the same name and Mike promises to have some copies of this at the show! Easily my fave record to come out of London Ontario and this one for some reason, generates more phone calls than anything else we’ve played over the years….and this show was no different with 2 calls about the record!
      17. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants….Only Game In Town….from their brand new Half Wits LP on Speed City records and again, available at the show!
      18. Fats Domino….My Real Name….from a greatest hits LP and goes out to Fats who passed away earlier this week! Highly influential in the New Orleans sound and early rock’n’roll and locals, Slugfest and The Stetsons both cover his songs.
      19. The Easybeats….Friday On My Mind…..this song may be 50 years old, but almost every Monday morning it still goes through my brain!! Possibly the greatest 60’s tune to bring the working week to weekend escape into focus! This goes out to guitarist/writer/producer George Young who passed away this week. His younger brothers formed AC/DC whom George went on to produce, write songs and mentor.
      20. The Easybeats….For My Woman….second single from 1965 and the R&B noise of this one still sounds fucking amazing well over 50 years past!
      21. The Easybeats….Gonna Have A Good Time….another classic, The Purple Toads covered this one about 30 years ago !
      22. The Minstrels….Rhythm In Her Head….from the Come Out To Play EP from 1989 on What Wave Records. Since there’s a record show on Sunday, thought we’d spin a few of the records we put out many years back. This combo was form Quebec City, saw them at Call The Office doing 3 sets and we thought we gotta put something out by these guys. Hence this EP, which was their first release and they went on to release several CD’s and a single or 2. Check the runout grooves on this one for a little addition of mine….
      23. 10 Commandments…..New Trip…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood, a compilation album we curated for OG Records back in 1989. This was one of the last OG releases and did remarkably well across Canada. Cover art was done by David Clarke and we put the whole thing together at future Juno Award winner Dan Brodbeck’s studio, that was in his parent’s basement. 10 Commandments were from Toronto and released many LP’s and singles, with singer James Booth going on to a career with CBC.
      24. The Gruesomes….I Try….from Thee Cave Comes Alive, an LP on the Action Records label out of Greece from 2004. This was a compilation LP of a very few of the songs that we released on cassette and came with What Wave zines in the 80’s and early 90’s. Action Records put up the money (thanx to George Rigas), did all the piecing together of the songs and we helped track down bands….this was way before facebook and a lot more difficult than you could imagine. There’s a real nice insert with band pics, bios and pics of some of the covers of What Wave zines. You see this record around at local stores now and again and was what propelled me to get on the air at CHRW and do Radio What Wave (along with Mike Todd from Speed City).
      25. Legend Killers….You’ll Get Yours….from the Better Than Hammerin’ 7” that came out in 1989 on What Wave Records. This one allowed the band to tour Canada and find those pockets of appreciative fans spread across Canada! Legend Killers managed to be the only band to appear on every What Wave compilation (cassette, vinyl and CD!) and they have their own Facebook page with lots of old pics!
      26. The Mongrols….Plastic Girl….from the 7” EP, 4 Whom The Bell Tolls that came with What Wave zine 15 back in 1988. This was our first vinyl release and we learned a lot from this one and got exposure for 4 talented bands from London….The Mongrols (not to be confused with the The Mongrels of today), Flying Squad, Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons and The Legend Killers. Sorry for the little bit of self indulgence....but you might be able to find these records at the record show. It won't happen again...the self indulgence that is as this show is ONLY about the music, the times and the fun!
      27. Dirty Fences….Blue Screen…..from the about to be released Goodbye Love LP on Greenway Records. Some amazing powerpop sounds from this NYC area combo and they even have Tina of Sheer Mag on a song or two!
      28. Blue Peter….Radio Silence…..from the 1980 LP Radio Silence and the beginning of their shift into mainstream music. First time we ever saw Blue Peter at the Cedar Lounge was fucking incredible!! The singer would jump onto the dance floor and dance up a storm with these power pop guitar chords just blasting away!! Such fun times and later on, they became the combo that did a Black Label beer commercial!
      29. Jackie Shane….Sticks And Stones….from the just released Any Other Way double LP that collects the singles, the live LP from about 1963 and some unreleased songs. Huge booklet inside that covers the story (Elaine Banks did an excellent CBC bio on Jackie Shane a number of years back, and her work helped inspire this release) in great detail, all written by Rob Bowman (he did the Stax re-issue notes a few years back) and with so many pictures I’d never seen before!! This was long awaited by me as Jackie Shane was such a unique performer and amazing soul singer!!!


      Big thanx to Mike Todd from Speed City Records for taking the time to talk about the London Record Show happening on Sunday October 29th at Centennial Hall.

      And a Huge thanx to all the crazy phone calls, emails, FB messages and Heys!!! Next week is fund raising here at CHRW and we’re doing a special and playing only highlights of Live To Airs from CHRW going all the way back to about 1980…’ll be quite surprised at some of the bands we might be playing next week!!


      Here’s a link to the archived show:


    • December 16, 2017 2:21 PM CST
    • Playlist 12-16-17

      Smithereens - Only A Memory
      Smithereens - Beauty and Sadness
      Smithereens - Sorry
      Smithereens - Behind The Wall of Sleep
      TVTV$ - Daddy Drank Our Xmas Money
      Wild Billy Childish - Christmas Lights
      99ers - Merry Christmas Really Sucks
      Emerald Aquarium - White Christmas
      Andy Smash - Little Drummer Boy
      Brix & The Extricated - Pneumatic Violet
      Chinese Burn - Shut Your Mouth
      Jonny Magus and the Bursting Bubbles - Melody Delight
      Professionals - New Generation
      Carvels NYC - You Make Me Want To Be Alone
      Les Lullies - Don't Look Twice
      Nervous Twitch - Look At You Now
      Rollin Machine - Off The Clock
      Lillingtons - K6
      Woogles - Morituri Te Salutant
      Routes - You'll See
      Forty Nineteens - Easy Come Easy Go
      Darts - The Generator
      Splodge - 12 Days of Christmas
      Angry Snowmans - Slave To Saint Nick
      Young Docktors In Lust - Today Is Christmas Day
      Damned - There Ain't No Sanity Clause
      Huntingtons - It's Always Christmas At My House
      Charlie Foxtrot - The Golden Age
      Ambition Demolition - You're The One
      Terminal Rage - Where's Our Democracy
      I Got Spiders - Glamour Girl
      Flat Worms - Motorbike
      Peter118 - Radio
      Why Oh Whys - Hoochie
      Rich Kids - Rich Kids
      Waldos - Flight
      Wreckless Eric - Take The Cash (K.A.S.H)
      Compulsion - Delivery
      Stiff Little Fingers - Tin Soldiers
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas



    • December 16, 2017 6:26 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday December 16th from Noon-2:00PM EST. To listen, just tune your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • December 2, 2017 1:42 PM CST
    • Playlist 12-02-17

      Tempests - Rockin' Rochester USA
      Johnny Thunders - I Can Tell
      Professionals - Take Me Now
      Dictators - Stay With Me
      Why Oh Whys - Hoochie
      Forty Nineteens - Crocodile Tears
      Jonny Magus and the Bursting Bubbles - Melody Delight
      Damned - Disco Man
      Les Lullies - Don't Look Twice
      Knots - Action
      Peter118 - Wasting
      I Got Spiders - Glamour Girl
      Rollin Machine - Off The Clock
      Decline - A Punch To The Gut
      Electric Eric - Outcast
      Clayface - Only Guy In The World
      Terminal Rage - Where's Our Democracy
      Ambition Demolition - Neverland
      Anarchistwood - Answer to War
      Ambassadors of Shalom - Death By Love
      Harmonica Lewinski - Grind
      Electric Mess - Falling Off The Face of the Earth
      Darts - Don't Freak Me Out
      99ers - Merry Christmas Really Sucks
      Nervous Twitch - That Weird Guy
      Chinese Burn - Long Live The Underdog
      Flat Worms - Pearl
      Big Hello - Boys Can Be Dumb
      Routes - My Hardened Skin
      Stooges - Not Right
      Delmonas - Black Ludella
      Mighty Lemon Drops - Inside Out
      Wire - Dot Dash
      Mekons - Where Were You
      Minutemen - Storm In My House
      Moving Targets - Faith
      Woggles - What You Think We Are
      Motorhead - Leaving Here
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • December 2, 2017 8:08 AM CST
    • It is that time again. The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday December 2nd from Noon-2:00PM EST. To listen, tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • November 18, 2017 1:56 PM CST
    • Playlist 11-18-17

      AC/DC - Live Wire
      Psychedelic Furs - Pulse
      Sisters of Mercy - Alice
      Joy Division - Twenty Four Hours
      Professionals - Extremadura
      Peter118 - Radio
      Chinese Burn - Shut Your Mouth
      Electric Eric - Outcast
      Dead Moon - Dead Moon Night
      Dead Moon - 54-40 or Fight
      Dead Moon - Graveyard
      Lollipop Shoppe - You Must Be A Witch
      Jonny Magus and the Bursting Bubbles - Melody Delight
      Crazy Squeeze - Let's Go Down
      Ambassadors of Shalom - Death By Love
      Nervous Twitch - She's So Hip
      Woggles - Luminol Test
      Forty Nineteens - Easy Come Easy Go
      Routes - Dysphoria
      Flat Worms - White Roses
      Love Sculpture - In The Land of the Few
      Wildebeests - She Lives In A Time of Her Own
      Bevis Frond - She's In Love With Time
      Lovely Eggs - Magic Onion
      I Got Spiders - All I Wanna Do
      Ambition Demolition - Us Against The World
      Clayface - Only Guy In The World
      Wipes - Allison
      Electric Mess - Girl With The Exploding Dress
      Harmonica Lewinski - The Slug
      Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Throwing Things
      Hospital Food - Punk Rock Heart
      Dog Party - Jet Pack
      Lonely Dogs - Love Belongs To The Songs
      Screaming Trees - She Knows
      Godfathers - Gone to Texas


    • November 18, 2017 6:31 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday November 18th from Noon-2:00PM EST. You know the drill: Just tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live at

    • November 4, 2017 1:51 PM CDT
    • Playlist 11-04-17

      Ambition Demolition - You're The One
      Chinese Burn - Long Live The Underdog
      Peter118 - Wasting
      Volcanics - Natural In A Way
      Nomads - Bangkok
      Amy Gore & Her Valentines - Send Me A Postcard
      Klart Kent - Away From Home
      Greenhornes - Saying Goodbye
      Pagans - What's This Sh*t Called Love
      Pagans - Dead End America
      Pagans - Hopped Up
      Routes - You'll See
      Forty Nineteens - Crocodile Tears
      Smoggers - Tu Maldad
      Woogles - Waiting For The Rain
      Aliens & Strangers - Teenage Vampire in 3D
      Escobar - Misbehavior
      Templars - Propaganda
      Generators - Street Justice
      Crazy Squeeze - Let's Go Down
      Wave - Up Against
      Miscalculations - Blurred Photographs
      Wipes - One Chance
      Nick Lowe - Heart of the City
      Lene Lovich - Lucky Number
      XTC - Life Begins At The Hop
      Clash - Capital Radio Two
      Anarchistwood - Body
      Drag - Neurotica
      Human Wreckage - Death Rattle
      Sickfist - Get Out
      Electric Eric - Outcast
      Clayface - Only Guy In The World
      Professionals - Some Play Dirty
      Slow Faction - 59 Minutes Past 11
      Buzzcocks - Harmony In My Head
      Rings - I Wanna Be Free
      Dead Kennedys - Let's Lynch The Landlord
      Circle Jerks - Coup D'Etat


    • November 4, 2017 8:01 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday November 4th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Just set your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from

    • November 13, 2017 1:26 PM CST
    • Check out three most recent episodes of Revolution Rock for music from The Replacements, Parquet Courts, The Famines, Mark Sultan as well as tributes to Fred Cole (Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), George Young (The Easybeats, Flash And The Pan) and Fats Domino.

      Show 682 Playlist (Fred Cole and George Young Tribute)(Originally Aired On November 11th, 2017):

      1. Lollipop Shoppe - It's Only A Reflection
      2. Lollipop Shoppe - You Must Be A Witch
      3. Dead Moon - I Hate The Blues
      4. Pierced Arrows - Caroline
      5. The Easybeats - She's So Fine
      6. The Easybeats - No One Knows (Outtake)
      7. Flash And The Pan - Welcome To The Universe
      8. Thee Rum Coves - Behind Your Smile
      9. Deja Voodoo - Lonesome Train (Live at The Backstage Club)
      10. Tough Age - Me In Glue
      11. Beef Boys - Drink=
      12. Lost Durangos - Evil Town 
      13. Modernettes - I Can Only Give You Everything
      14. Safe Word - You & Me 
      15. The Replacements - Red Red Wine 
      16. The Replacements - Alex Chilton (Alternate Version) 
      17. The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait (Alternate Version)
      18. Fergus & Geronimo - No Parties
      19. Parquet Courts - Tears O'Plenty 
      20. Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts - Soul and Cigarette
      21. A.Savage - Phantom Limbo 
      22. Tea Leaves - Selfish 
      23. Rusty - Warm House (Demo)
      24. Flip City - Exiles Road (1974 Demo)
      25. Aron D'Alesio - Answer To A Question
      26. The Stoves - Can't Slow Down 
      27. Chad VanGaalen - Pine And Clover 

      Download/listen to this episode here:

      Show 681 Playlist (Originally Aired On November 4th, 2017):

      1. Deer Tick - Card House 
      2. Deer Tick - Look How Clean I Am 
      3. The Radiation Flowers - Sunrise 
      4. Rolling Blackouts C.F. - Wither With You
      5. Andreas - November Gates
      6. The Replacements - I'll Buy
      7. The Replacements - Left of The Dial
      8. The Replacements - Kiss Me On The Bus (Demo)
      9. JD McPherson - Undivided Heart & Soul
      10. Motorhead - Jumpin' Jack Flash
      11. The Outcasts - Love You Never
      12. Menace - Screwed Up
      13. Alternative TV - Life
      14. The Famines - Fast Times
      15. Coufleur Dessin - The Bad Thing
      16. Destroyer - Tinseltown Swimming In Blood
      17. Wolf Parade - You're Dreaming
      18. Prime Junk - Dreams
      19. Snake River - Dear Franklin Gabriel McCrebee
      20. Neil Young - Human Highway
      21. Paul the Tailor - She Said 
      22. The's - Highschool Witch
      23. The Black Lips - Time of the Scab
      24. The Scientists - Nitro
      25. Violent Femmes - Gimme the Car
      26. The Replacements - Waitress in the Sky

      Download/listen to this episode here:

      Show 680 Playlist (Fats Domino Tribute)(Originally Aired On October 28th, 2017):

      1. The Tragically Hip - Blow At High Dough
      2. Gord Downie & The Sadies - Budget Shoes
      3. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Silver & Gold
      4. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - I Live My Life
      5. Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame
      6. Fats Domino - Don't Blame It On Me
      7. Fats Domino - Before I Grow Too Old
      8. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To)
      9. Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds - Spider Baby
      10. Dead Moon - Fire In The Western World
      11. Mark Sultan - Let Me Out
      12. Flat Duo Jets - I'm Sorry
      13. The D4 - Evil Heart
      14. Ornament & Crime - Academy of Birds
      15. Ray Dafrico/Cait O'Riordan - Rejected
      16. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs - Pressure
      17. Cub - The Day I Said Goodbye
      18. The Potatomen - The Beautiful & The Damned 
      19. The Courtneys - Virgo
      20. The Courtneys - 25
      21. Depruse - Caught Off Guard
      22. Kim Gray - 90's Baby
      23. Tough Age - Ghost
      24. By Divine Right - Soul Shakedown Party
      25. U-Men - Trouble Under Water
      26. Ty Segall - Big Man
      27. Revo - Too Much Paranoias (Live At The Press Club)
      28. The Ride Theory - The Piper
      29. Ricked Wicky - I'll Let You In

      Download/listen to this episode here:

      Check out my blog post on Fred Cole, George Young and Fats Domino here:

    • October 24, 2017 5:09 PM CDT
    • On a recent episode of Revolution Rock, I featured a selection of tracks from Tom Petty, including music from his first band Mudcrutch.  

      The Playlist:

      1. Mudcrutch - On The Street (Demo)
      2. Mudcrutch - Don't Do Me Like That (Mudcrutch Version)
      3. Mudcrutch - Six Days On The Road
      4. Buick McKane - Downtown … When It's Dark
      5. Looping - Disintegrate
      6. Cellos - Shooting Star
      7. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Rockin' Around (With You)
      8. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Century City
      9. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Even The Losers
      10. Tom Petty - I Feel A Whole Lot Better
      11. The Radiation Flowers - Colours
      12. Parkay Quarts - Slide Machine
      13. Ritual Howls - Perfume
      14. Lychii - Perceive
      15. The Fall-Outs - Worthless
      16. NNB - Listen
      17. Dynamos - Woh Woh Yeah Yeah
      18. Wes Dakus & The Rebels - Sour Biscuits
      19. Wes Dakus & The Rebels - Las Vegas Scene
      20. The Mighty Swells - Runaway
      21. The Surfaris - Point Panic
      22. Atomicos - Don't Call It A Comeback
      23. Paul The Tailor - She Said
      24. Paul The Tailor - Hey Girl
      25. Young Rival - The Haunt
      26. The Barracudas - We're Living In Violent Times
      27. Chain & The Gang - Devitalize
      28. Chain & The Gang - Certain Kinds of Trash
      29. King Khan - Winter Weather
      Download/listen to this here:

      Check out my blog post on Petty here:
      Also, CJAM FM where this radio show/podcast normally airs on is going through its annual pledge/funding drive.  It is a non-profit campus/community based radio station.  If you'd like to support then you can do so by visiting here:

    • October 24, 2017 4:58 PM CDT
    • Just saw this message now Dave.  The Real Kids are great!  Found out about them through Radio What Wave.