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    • December 15, 2018 1:47 PM CST

    • Playlist 12-15-18

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

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

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

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

    • December 1, 2018 8:01 AM CST
    • On Saturday December 1st The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be OOZING new garage-punk songs and bands. The fun lasts from Noon-2:00PM EST. Just tune your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

    • November 17, 2018 1:46 PM CST
    • Playlist 11-17-18

      Social Distortion - Indulgence
      Clash - Cheapskates
      Wipes - CPO
      Rollin Machine - Off The Clock
      GBH - Give Me Fire
      Exploited - Dead Cities
      Ejected - Have You Got 10p
      Shapes - Wots For Lunch Mum
      Hinkley - Let's Rot Together
      Pere Ubu - Heart of Darkness
      Mission of Burma - Peking Spring
      Mr. Airplane Man - C'Mon DJ
      Atomic Zeros - Baby I Don't Care
      Nomads - Better Off Dead
      Sinners - Only When She Lies
      Neighborhood Brats - Dumpster Values
      Dukes of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock
      Sinceros - Take Me To Your Leader
      Saints - Simple Love
      Jesus and Mary Chain - In A Hole
      Only Ones - The Happy Pilgrim
      Magazine - Rhythm of Cruelty
      Nick Lowe - Heart of the City
      Television - See No Evil
      Peter118 - Money and Lies
      Blank Screen - Anti Anti
      Deadneck - Oriental, I
      Dahlmanns - Get It Right
      45 Spider - Blue Girl
      Ar-Kaics - What You Do
      Joan Jett - Fresh Start
      Kut - I Am Vain
      Control Freaks - I Hate Your Face
      Gulls - Bad Publicity
      Badass Motherfuzzers - Gonna Get You
      Quitman - I Want An Enemy
      SD5 - Evil Eye
      Woolly Bushmen - Something New
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • November 17, 2018 5:17 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday November 17th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Punk and garage tunes will be aplenty. Just tune your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

    • November 3, 2018 1:42 PM CDT
    • Playlist 11-03-18

      13th Floor Elevators - Slip Inside This House
      Chesterfield Kings - Trip Through Tomorrow
      Shamen - Something About You
      Screaming Trees - Ash Gray Sunday
      Atomic Zeros - Out of Control
      Melisandre's Beaver - Rest In Pizza
      Control Freaks - I Hate Your Face
      Dahlmanns - Get It Right
      Legal Weapon - No Sorrow
      Legal Weapon - Interior Hearts
      Legal Weapon - Under Fire
      Legal Weapon - Caught in the Reign
      Hinkley - Let's Rot Together
      Greenhornes - Saying Goodbye
      Wipes - Gotta Leave
      Quitman - I Want An Enemy
      Records - Held Up High
      Stems - Jumping To Conclusions
      Cynics - Way It's Gonna Be
      Forbidden Dimension - Corpus Earthling
      Aardvarks - I'm Higher Than I'm Down
      Les Fleur de Lys - Mud In Your Eye
      Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry
      Ugly Ducklings - Nothin'
      Angry Samoans - Election Day
      Blank Screen - Tuesday's Child
      Dead Neck - Lifeline
      Wormhead - Oblivious
      Iggy Pop - I'm Sick of You
      MC5 - Poison
      Woolly Bushman - Something New
      Creation - Making Time
      Badass Mother Fuzzers - Gonna Get You
      Hypnolovewheel - Daylight Savings Time
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • November 3, 2018 7:27 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show returns to the airwaves on Saturday November 3rd from Noon-2:00PM EST. You can satisfy your garage-punk fix by listening to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

    • October 6, 2018 1:48 PM CDT
    • Playlist 10-06-18

      Crass - Where Next Columbus
      Damned - Help
      Dag Nasty - Incinerate
      Dirty Babies - (I Freaked Out On) LSD
      Chesterfield Kings - Someday Girl
      Booby Traps - Going Nowhere
      Persian Claws - Warm Chills
      Q65 - Cry In the Night
      Dahlmanns - Get It Right
      Neighborhood Brats - Leaving Town
      DMZ - Mighty Idy
      Tiger Bomb - Baby Come On
      Wipes - CPO
      Embrooks - Emilia Burrows
      Jam - Bricks and Mortar
      Oh Sees - Crushed Grass
      Woolly Bushmen - Something New
      Missing Souls - Got To Have Your Lovin
      Fox Sisters - Busy Bee
      Grip Weeds - Don't You Believe It
      Au Pairs - Diet
      Gulls - No Altar
      Bishops - Free To Do What You Want
      XTC - Life Begins at the Hop
      Slow Faction - The Breitbart Boys
      Wormhead - Oblivious
      Dead Neck - Oriental, I
      Blank Screen - Drinking Up Time at The End of The World
      Stephen's Ruin - What You Gonna Do
      Dirty Contacts - When You Stop Loving Me
      Propeller - Girl Gone
      Wire - Outdoor Miner
      Primitives - Crash
      Buzzcocks - Do It
      Dickies - Rosemary
      Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device
      Blitz - Someone's Gonna Die
      Mighty Caesars - Give It To Me
      Joy Division - Transmission
      La Luz - Don't Leave Me On The Earth
      Richard Hell - Don't Die
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • October 6, 2018 7:42 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday October 6th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Listen to your new and old garage-punk favorites at 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      Someday, there may be an archived show here:

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

    • December 1, 2018 11:21 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 30/2018

       

      1. Krista D….Crazy Bitch…..latest demo and still applicable.
      2. Shoobies….Girl Or Gator….from their latest download Nevermind The Hardcore Here’s The Shoobies. Local guitar instro combo.
      3. The Thing From Outer Space…Penetration….latest download from this London guitar instro combo. They are playing at the Toys For Tots show Sat December 8th at the London Music Hall Of Fame Ballroom. It’s a 2 till 8PM benefit for kids and many other London combos are playing; Boy From Nowhere, 10 Heads On 10, 63 Monroe and more!
      4. Link Protrudi and the Jaymen….Beaver Shot…from their 1992 Slow Grind LP and they are 3 members of The Fuzztones. They played Key West here in London back in 1987.
      5. The Sadies….The Horseshoe….from their Tales Of The Rat Fink release and The Sadies are in town tonight at Call The Office.
      6. The Sadies….Another Year….from their Darker Circles release from 2010 and this song always hits the spot with me. These guys have lived the lyrics and know what it’s like!
      7. John Doe and The Sadies…..Stop The World And Let Me Off….from their Country Club release from 2009. This lineup played Call The Office and it was a classic show!
      8. Mack MacKenzie and Chip Kinman….It’s Not Worth It…..from a brand new release Cuatro De Los Angeles EP. All funds raised from the sale of this EP go to the widow of Chip’s brother Tony, who passed away recently. Medical expenses aren’t cheap. Chip and Tony Kinman were in The Dils and Rank & File, two highly influential outfits. Mack is from 3 O’Clock Train from Montreal and has been on Radio WW a few times over the years, even doing a couple of live to airs. In future, I think we’re gonna refer to this combo as Mack and Chip….sounds like some kind of snack!
      9. The Rizdales….Honky Tonk Honeymoon….from the brand new Lucky Enough release and there’s a shoutout to the Richmond on this one! The Rizdales have their annual Christmas party at the Richmond on December 8th from4 till 7PM.
      10. Jon Spencer….Beetle Boots….from a brand new release called Spencer Sings The Hits.
      11. Pop Rivets….Beatle Boots…from their Fun In The UK release from 1985 on Jim’s Records. This is a late 70’s recording from the first combo of Billy Childish….who went on to fame in The Milkshakes, Mighty Caesars and so many more fine Chatham UK based combos.
      12. The Standells….Why Pick On Me….from a crappy re-ish and shoulda played the original from around 1967. Gotta stay away from these crappy vinyl re-ish and stick to the original or the re-mastered CD’s.
      13. Chocolate Watchband….Secret Rendevous….from the soon to be released This Is My Voice on Dirty Water Records out of the UK. 50 years later and they still sound great!
      14. Tami Neilson…..Walk…from the 2015 Dynamite! Release. Tami was in town just over a week ago, and put on a phenomenal show at the Aeolian Hall.
      15. Lady Dottie and the Diamonds….Livin’ It Up….from a 2015 release on Hi-Speed Soul Records. Dunno anything about this combo, but Lady Dottie appears to be much older than her young backup combo, but belts out some serious soul/rock on this, her only release that I’m aware of.
      16. UN Jefferson…..Everything Is Alright….from their brand new self titled release and we’ve got a date of December 28th for UN to join us in the studio. They’ve got a gig later on that eve here in London.
      17. Black Joe Lewis…..Nothing But A Cliché….from the recent The Difference Between Me and You release. Austin based combo that spent some time in Montreal a few years back.
      18. Catl…Baby You All Wrong….from the recent Bide My Time Till I Die release and from Toronto.
      19. Roger Zuraw….Schlepping Around The Chanukkah Bush….from the 2013 Whose Blues Is It Anyway release and Roger is from Toronto.
      20. Ugly Ducklings….Gaslight…..from their original single from 1967 and goes out to Dave, one of the volunteers at the London Music Hall Of Fame who got to see the Ugly Ducklings back in the 60’s.
      21. Ugly Ducklings….The Pain Is All Right…..from a 1979 single on Razor Records which was the imprint of the Village Idiot. Robert the Village Idiot can tell you some interesting info on this release.
      22. Ugly Ducklings….I Wish You Would….from the 1982 LP on Yorktown (ARC Records) that collects some unreleased tracks along with some LP tracks. The cymbal sound at the beginning of this track is just so perfect!
      23. The Mongrels….All Systems Go…..from their demo and they are doing their monthly Rock’n’Roll Rent Party on Sunday at the Richmond.
      24. Jackie Mittoo….Grand Funk….from the Jamaica to Toronto compilation on Light In The Attic. 1971 recording and Jackie is featured on a CBC taping from the early 70’s that was shown on CBC TV recently. Jackie was one of the originators of the reggae sounds in Jamaica in the early 60’s and moved to Toronto to help create the reggae scene there.
      25. Lloyd Delpratt….Together….from the same release as above. The Jamaica To Toronto compilation is highly recommended for any fans of the early Toronto reggae and soul scene as it collects impossible to find 7” record recordings along with other recordings from the late 60’s to mid 70’s.
      26. Matt Lucas….I’m Movin’ On….from a 7” on the Mercury label and a couple of Londoners used to play with Matt….Cameron Marshman and Jack Whiteside. Jack can tell you some wild stories of his time in Matt’s band!
      27. Sylvain Sylvain….14th Street…from the CD compilation New York’s A Go Go. Sylvain has played here in London at Call The Office a few times over the years, always putting on great shows!
      28. Andre Williams and The Sadies….America….from the Night and Day release on Yep Roc from 2012.
      29. Denise and Company….Take Me As I Am….from the first volume of Girls In The Garage, a series on Romulan Records that collects obscure girl combos from the 60’s playing garage/girl group sounds. This is also a preview of next week’s all female voices show.
      30. Whyte Boots…..Nightmare….from the second volume of Girls In The Garage.
      31. Jean and the Statesiders….Putty In Your Hands….from the third volume of Girls In The Garage and this track was released back in 1965, prior to The Yardbirds version.
      32. Southern Belles….Dum Dum Ditty….from the fourth volume of Girls In The Garage.
      33. Linda Gayle….Maggies Farm…..from the fifth volume of Girls In The Garage and this could be Jerry Lee Lewis’s younger sister.
      34. The Dropouts…..Sucker Punch…..from the 2005 After School Specials release and we faded this one out as time ran out…..

       

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

      Next week it’s an all female Voices show, as we commemorate the Montreal Massacre. CHRW will be doing an all day of female voices on Thursday December 6th.

       

      Someday there may be an archived show here:

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

    • November 24, 2018 4:16 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 23/2018

       

      1. Krista D….Crazy Bitch….brand new track in which Krista played all the instruments. Timely way to start the show as the title certainly sums up my recent dealings with an older relative.
      2. Hank And Frank….Walk Like A Zombie….from the Baloney Sandwich cassette that came out in 1990 and with What Wave zine #19. Hank is the vocalist/head honcho of Tuerto Loco who just happen to be playing tonight at the St Regis. Frank is a Stetson Brother and he plays Sunday at the Richmond. And coincidentally both have been live on Radio WW.
      3. Tuerto Loco….Nancy Sinatra….from a live recording on Radio WW 5/12/2011.  The song that everyone associates with this band.
      4. Tuerto Loco….Robert Q Public…. As above.
      5. The Thing From Outer Space…Penetration….brand new demo and they will be playing on Saturday Dec 8th as part of the Toys For Tots Show at the LMHF Ballroom. Lots more info on this one before the show.
      6. UIC…..Anything At All….from the Wiseman Sessions CD and they will be playing tonight at This Ain’t Hollywood. And Live Like 90 and Our Garage LP’s from the late 80’s are both now available on most formats. 8 tracks for the troglodytes available soon! If you’re near Hamilton, this is the place to be tonight!
      7. UIC….Our Garage…..live recording from 2017 at the Horseshoe in Toronto.
      8. Chocolate Watchband….Judgement Day….from the soon to be released This Is My Voice on Dirty Water Records.  There’s a video out for this one….seems kinda unreal that a band that hasn’t released anything in almost 50 years is back, releasing music and making videos!
      9. Chocolate Watchband….Bombay Pipeline….as above.
      10. Mark Sultan…Don’t Bother Me…from the recent Wasting Away release.
      11. UN Jefferson…..Shine On Me….from the brand new self titled release and this is Ajay’s latest combo. Hope to have them in the studio in the  new year once they set up their local shows.
      12. Tami Neilson….Diamond Ring….from the recent Sassafrass! Release and she was in town on Thursday at the Aeolian!!  Great show with a super backup band that included her younger brother on bass, both of whom were in the family band that used to tour across North America. Tami’s got one of those HUGE voices that just knocks you into the next room. Think Wanda Jackson meets mid 60’s soul meets trad country all rolled up into one crazy and entertaining package!!
      13. Invisible Surfers….Keep The Engine Running….from their brand new Desert King release on Lost In Tyme Records out of Greece.
      14. Poisoned Aeros…Social Taboo….from the 2003 Turbulence release and from Hamilton. Think the last time we saw this band was backing up Sylvain Sylvain at Call The Office.
      15. Stolen Minks….Viola Desmond….from the 2008 High Kicks CD and from Halifax. Timely as the new $10 features Viola Desmond and this song tells the story from 1946.
      16. Peter And The Wolves….Fakin’ It….from the recent Howlin’ and Prowlin’ release.
      17. The Rizdales…Here I Go….from the Radio Country release from 2007 and they have their CD release party at the Richmond this afternoon.
      18. The Cramps….Weekend On Mars….live recording from a 7” on New Rose Records.  Patrick Mathe of New Rose Records passed away earlier this week and from here on, we’re spinning New Rose records in his honour. So many great bands were on this label based in France.
      19. Alex Chilton….Underclass….from a double 7” called No Sex on New Rose.
      20. Panther Burns….Tina The Go Go Queen….from the 1985 Sugar Ditch Revisited release on New Rose. Had a ticket stub from the last Panther Burns show in this area….June 19 2013 at This Ain’t Hollywood.
      21. Panther Burns….Surfside Date….from the Return Of The Blue Panther release on New Rose Records from 1988.
      22. The Saints….Miss Wonderful….from the 1981 LP The Monkey Puzzle on New Rose. This is New Rose 001 and believe it’s Patrick’s first release!
      23. The Real Kids….Outta Place…from the All Kindsa Jerks Live release on New Rose where John Felice mentions to pick up their latest record on New Rose!
      24. The Real Kids….No Place Fast….from the Outta Place LP from 1982 on New Rose.
      25. The Real Kids….She….from the 1983 Hit Your Hard LP on New Rose. When others had given up on The Real Kids, Patrick was getting them to record, release records and play live in France where they were heroes to the French kids! Thanx to Patrick and his New Rose label for dealing with the bad habits of the band and keeping them active!
      26. The Real Kids….Hit You Hard….as above. Played 2 tunes from this one.
      27. Destroy All Monsters….November 22 1963….from the Singles and Rarites release. Timely play of this one. Was talking to Ron Asheton the last time DAM (or Dark Carnival as they were then known) played here, and he said that the Fan Club label (one of the many New Rose subsidiaries) was one of the few that actually paid artists and he was always happy to deal with them!
      28. The Kids….Solid Gold….from the recent The Real Kids 1974 Demos CD on Crypt Records. This is The Real Kids prior to taking the name and is a 1974 demo and gives you an idea of how the song changed over the years. And it Fucking Rocks!!! The genius that is John Felice comes through loud and proud.  A highly recommended release as the CD comes with a 200 page book with shitloads of Real Kids info!!!
      29. The Real Kids….Taxi Boys….from the above release and part of the 1977 demos.
      30. Mad Daddys…..So Macho….from the Music For Men release on New Rose and produced by Lux and Ivy.  So many Great releases on New Rose Records and we’ve run outta time….

       

      Big Thanx for all the phoners, emails, messages and Heys!!!  Back again next week with more noise to annoy.

       

      Eventually there will be an archived show here:

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

    • November 17, 2018 10:13 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 16/2018

      1. Castor Troys….Highway….from the 2015 release, Come  Hell Or High Water. CT were in town last night at  Norma Jeans.
      2. Chocolate Watchband….Take A Ride….from the brand new This Is My Voice release on Dirty Water Records. Long time archivist, compiler, musician, band member Alec Palao is playing bass on this and is most likely the impetus behind this project. Sonically not a lot has changed in the 50 years since CW’s last release.
      3. Chocolate Watchband….Can’t Seem To Make You Mine… as above and CW were known for covering Seeds tunes live back in the 60’s.
      4. Chocolate Watchband….Are You Gonna Be There….from the Ace/Big Beat double CD Melts In Your Brain ….Not On Your Wrist that came out in 2005. Alec Palao as mentioned above, was heavily involved in this project. And this one is highly recommended for any CW fans as some tracks have been altered/corrected to have the lead vocals of Dave Aguilar on them, as  opposed to the studio musician who was on the original songs. This is my go to Chocolate Watchband release.
      5. Dead Freddie….Cartoon Woman….brand new release in the station and they are from Chicago.
      6. Red Arms….Soviet Red…from a 7” on Yeah Right! Records and they are playing tonight at Call The Office, along with Bleeter and the James Clark Hangover to celebrate Jeff Baty’s Labatt’s 50th.
      7. F105….Rebel Girl…just got this one as a download and the band is from Toronto.
      8. Mott The Hoople….Drivin’ Sister…from the 1973 Mott Lp.
      9. Dustbin Flowers…Take Me On….from the recent Made To Last release and from London Ontario.
      10. Bob Seger….Heavy Music….from the recent release of the same name and collects all of Bob’s Cameo singles.
      11. Tami Neilson….Stay Outta My Business….from the recent Sassafrass! Release and Tami is coming to Aeolian Hall this Thursday. Tami presently resides in New Zealand, Canadian born and was part of the Neilson family band that had some AM radio hits a generation or so ago.
      12. Tami Neilson….Kitty Cat…as above.  She’s got that big voice and not afraid to tackle any genre so this should be a really good show on Thursday.
      13. Wanda Jackson….Tore Down….from the 2012 Unfinished Business release. Wanda’s been to London Ontario at least 3 times, one of which was at the Aeolian Hall…
      14. Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis….Wild Wild Wild…..from the recent release of the same name and on the Bloodshot imprint.
      15. Stolen Minks…Stop Talkin’….from the 2006 Family Boycott release and from Halifax.
      16. Twin Fin….Jungle Room….from the Whiskey Wine and Venom Love release and they are playing at Fitzrays tonight.
      17. Invisible Surfers….Nice Try….from the brand new Desert King release on the Lost In Tyme imprint and from Greece.
      18. Ron and Don…Beat Generation….from the Las Vegas Grind Volume 3 compilation. Sounds a little bit like a song The Heartbreakers did back in the 70’s.
      19. 24th Street Wailers….Don’t Make It Easy…from their first release a few years ago and had been searching for this one for quite some time. Found it while digging at the Village Idiot the other day…..lesson is keep digging at your local record stores as you never know what you might uncover! Singer/drummer Lindsay Beaver has just released her first solo release on Rounder Records.
      20. Marion Gaines….Grandma’s Hands…from the Soul Gospel compilation on Soul Jazz Records and this song came out in 1972 and is a cover of the Bill Withers hit. Found this at the recent London Record Show as Soul Jazz is a UK imprint and not easily found locally. They are also one of my current fave labels…
      21. King Biscuit Boy with Crowbar….Shout Bamalama ….from the 1972 Official Music release and picked this one up at the recent London Record Show.
      22. The Mods….Step Out Tonight….from the recent Reactions release on Ugly Pop Records. This came out as a single back in 1978 and has been stuck in my noggin’ ever since! This starts our section on early Toronto punk bands as the 40th anniversary of the Last Pogo quickly approaches.
      23. The Screwed….Last Pogo…from the 2013 Green Haired Girl release and all 4 members of this combo have been in countless bands.
      24. Battered Wives….I Want It All….from their 1978 debut release.
      25. The Secrets….All The Words…from the 1997 Teenage Rampage release and recorded back in 1978.
      26. Tyranna….Unfaithful….from the Italian Rave Up Records compilation that came out a few years ago. 2nd wave Toronto punk combo that was largely forgotten, even though Cleave Anderson served some time on the tubs.
      27. The Scenics….I’m Hurt….from the In The Summer release from 2015, which contains 77/78 studio recordings from this Toronto art combo. They played London many times, often with The Demics, whom they arranged Toronto gigs for.
      28. The Government….Acute Angle….from their 1980 Guest List release and from Toronto. Another largely forgotten combo from the early days of the Toronto punk scene.
      29. The Government…..Fumigators….from the 1979 Electric Eye soundtrack release. The Government never played London Ontario, so we had to venture to Toronto to catch them. Didn’t get to see them until late 1981 and they were long past their prime.
      30. Segarini…..Teenage Love….from the On The Radio release of a live to air on Q107 from November 10/1978, almost 40 years to the day.
      31. Segarini….When The Lights Are Out….from the 1978 Gotta Have Pop release.
      32. Flamin’ Groovies…..Way Over My Head….from the 1992 Rock Juice release. 
      33. American Jam Band….Jam Jam….from the Glitterbest compilation that collects some glam/powerpop sounds from the early to mid 70’s. All I know about this combo, is they are from the UK and released at least 2 7” records.
      34. Despair…..Sweet Heart….as above and this is one of Knox’s pre-Vibrators combos. Most of you will know this song from the Vibrators Pure Mania release from 1978, but this is the original version of the song.

       

      Big Thanx to all that took the time to phone in, email, facebook message, text etc…..Thanx Tons!!!

      And Thanx to all that came out to see the Deadbeat Poets and Blue Ash at Call The Office the other night! Had to leave prior to Blue Ash, but Deadbeat Poets were fucking amazing!!!! Tight hooks, loads of background vocals, guitars that interlocked, all of them took turns at lead vocals and near perfect sound!!! Absolutely love to see Deadbeat Poets again!!

      Back again next week with another trip through various genre’s/time periods and moods.

       

      Someday, there may be an archived show here:

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

    • November 3, 2018 11:52 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist November 2nd 2018

       

      This was our last of the fundraising shows and Big Thanx to all that contributed during the show and at the London Record Show on Sunday!! Great to meet so many listeners with such positive comments!!

      1. Coaching For Sara….Tiff….brand new demo and probably the first time this has ever been broadcast on the radio!! We’ve had Coaching For Sara live to air twice, both shows received a lot of great feedback!
      2. John Catto and Lauri Shaw…..I Put A Spell On You….a demo that John recorded, put on facebook and we asked, and John gave us permission to air it on Radio WW!! Thanx John!! A number of years back we had 3 of the original Diodes and author Liz Worth on air to talk about the Treat Me Like Dirt Book that documents the Toronto and area early punk/new wave scene! And we had their manager Ralph Alfonso onair via a remote while he was walking around downtown London visiting the very first place The Diodes played in London! And coincidentally the place where the very first punk show happened in London….spring 1977 at Niederman’s loft.
      3. The Diodes….Tired Of Waking Up Tired….from the 2017 Rarites CD on Artofact Records. There’s vinyl and CD releases of this and available locally at Sunrise of all places!
      4. Carbonas….Walking Out On Love….from the brand new Your Moral Superiors release we have at the station. Atlanta based and I have one other release by this band that’s quite good! You all know this song from Paul Collins, another guy we’ve had on Radio WW over the years!
      5. He Who Cannot Be Named….The Good The Bad and the Brutal….brand new release on Beluga Records out of Sweden, and ya, it’s that guy from The Dwarves. You all remember back in the spring of 1991 when The Dwarves were playing Call The Office with Supersuckers as support and the singer from The Dwarves said someone tried to slash his throat while they played? Ya, sure, the singer waved his microphone over the crowd, smashed a beer bottle that was being held up high and the person who had their beer smashed, tossed it at the singer and it just happened to hit him in the throat! An ace shot that produced some blood and a visit to the hospital with a borrowed OHIP card. Supersuckers were making their very first visit here and won over quite a few new fans, myself included and managed to buy all the records they had for sale that night!
      6. Dee Dee Ramone….Nothin’….from the Hop Around CD from 2000. This one should probably be Canpunk as it has Roger Mayne on guitar (from the Ugly Ducklings and the guy responsible for The Viletones Look Back In Anger), mastered by Peter J Moore and that Jan Haust guy released it on his OPM label….and written/originally performed by The Ugly Ducklings….was talking to Robert The Village Idiot about this one last week….
      7. Frankie and Jimmy….Got My Mojo Working…from their Scream The Blues LP and they are in town tonight at the Richmond.
      8. Frankie and Jimmy….Babe What’s Wrong With You….from their latest, Blues On The Brain and as above…Tonight!
      9. Honey B and the T-Bones….Bumble Bee….from the Shake Your Shimmy CD from 1992 and goes out to Danny P, our local honey bee guy who makes amazing honey!!! Honey B used to play at a place called Leadbellys as well as the London Blues Fest where we saw them with the kids many years ago!
      10. Catl….I’m On….from their brand new Bide My Time Till I Die release and they were in town recently.
      11. Tony Joe White…..Rainy Night In Georgia….from the Continued Lp and from 1969. RIP to Tony, never got a chance to see him and this is the song that he probably earned some decent royalties from.
      12. Tony Joe White….Polk Salad Annie…from the Black And White LP from 1969 and the song that most of us know and was even recorded by Deja Voodoo about 30 years ago!
      13. Eugene Ripper….Peter Blacks Only Sun….from the brand new Fast Folk Underground 5 CD that Eugene sent us. Sounding a little like Tom Wilson on this one, Eugene was in the late 70’s/early 80’s combo Stark Naked and the Fleshtones that used to play around London.
      14. Stiv Bators….Ready Anytime….from the Disconnected LP on Bomp Records from 1980. This one features Frank Secich on bass, guitar and songwriting. And, we’re going to be talking to Frank on next week’s edition of Radio WW as Frank will be in town on November 14th at Call The Office. Frank Secich will be playing in his Blue Ash and Deadbeat Poets combos as part of a Brain Cancer Benefit show. Lots of details next week and plan accordingly to catch this Legend here in London Ontario!
      15. Stiff Little Fingers….Gate 49….from the Go For It Lp from 1981 and my fave SLF LP.
      16. Stiff Little Fingers….Silver Lining….as above. Right around this time, Jake Burns from Stiff Little Fingers called in and talked about SLF, the upcoming show at Rumrunners (Thursday November 8th), why you should go to this show and lots of history about the band!!! It was a really fun talk as Jake remembered everything we threw at him and more!!!
      17. Stiff Little Fingers….Tin Soldiers…from the Greatest Hits double Lp and a request.
      18. Stiff Little Fingers….Just Fade Away….from the Go For It Lp.
      19. Stiff Little Fingers…..Go For it….from the LP of the same name and such a great instrumental track!! If that ain’t reason enough to catch the band this Thursday, dunno what is as it is their very first time here in London!
      20. U.N.Jefferson….Testify….from the brand new release by this soul combo that has roots right here in London. Talked to the leader at the record show and we want to get a live to air with this combo happening….early next year it looks like!
      21. Black Joe Lewis….Salt Or Soul?....from the brand new The Difference Between Me And You release from this guy that was based in Montreal for a coupla years prior to moving back to Austin.
      22. Roxy And The Underground Sound…..Mistakes…from the Don’t You Know CD and from Halifax. Many years ago, the bass player did a live to air here on Radio WW in a previous combo called Bloody Diamonds.
      23. Jane Doe….There’s A Guy Works Down The Chipstore Swears He’s  Elvis….local collaboration 7” from the late 80’s from here in London.

       

      Huge Thanx to Jake Burns for taking the time to talk with us about Stiff Little Fingers and their upcoming show on Thursday November 8th at Rumrunners.

      And congrats to our ticket and meet and greet winners:

      Andrew Dice Muir and Reide Hornick!

       

      The phone went  insane when we announced the giveaways and we had to get our News/Sports Head John Urban to give the non-winners the bad news! John is a real pro at giving bad news…LOL.

       

      Some day soon, we’ll have an archived show here:

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

    • October 20, 2018 10:12 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist Oct 19/2018

       

      1. The Subhumans…..I Got Religion….from the New Dark Age Parade CD and their last release which they toured London with. Yep, we’re gonna get political again…
      2. Hiroshima Hearts….Got Me Movin’…from their 7” that came out about a year ago. Now they’ve got a video of this one, with regular RWW listener The Cowboy dancing on it. And as we always say, if The Cowboy is at your event, then you’re at the best thing happening in these parts! And we were joined by Hiroshima Heart Michael DeeVee to talk about changes in the band and the big Itsafest 3 that Michael is putting on Saturday night at the Polish Hall on Hill St, right near Adelaide. Loads of bands including the final show of HH in their current lineup.
      3. Hiroshima Hearts….Spend Your Money….from the Bone Music CD and another tune that’s been made into a video.
      4. Forgotten Rebels….Poppies….from the self titled CD on OPM Records that came out in 1997. This particular track is a demo from 1980 featuring Chris Houston. The Rebels play Call The Office next Saturday night.
      5. Jesse James Medicine Show….I Just Lost My Mind….from a demo and this 2 piece is playing next Friday night at the Richmond, along with….
      6. Running From Daylight….Breathing Fyre….from the recent Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet CD and this one is about local sideshow/freakshow/crazy Fenyx Fyre who will also be performing on Friday at the Richmond…along with 63 Monroe.
      7. Atomic Tomb…..Satan America….sent to us by the band and they are from Toronto. Yep, it’s metal with a message and features the former drummer of Arson, who played the Cedar Lounge 40 years ago! That’s one tough drummer to be playing all those years later and with this intensity!!
      8. Catl….Superfly Girl….from their latest, Biding My Time Till I Die and they were at Call The Office a couple weeks back.
      9. Frankie and Jimmy….Shakemondown….from their latest, Blues On The Brain and they will be at the Richmond on November 3rd.
      10. Pack AD….Gold Rush….from the recently remastered and re-released Tintype LP that just came out. Once again, Pack AD were in town a few weeks back at Call The Office and alluded to they may not be coming back this way for some time. Way too many trips across Canada in a van.
      11. The Thing From Outer Space…Mai Tai…..their latest and they have an afternoon gig at the Richmond on November 10th.
      12. The Last Poets….Understand What Black Is….from their recent release of the same name. This is the same combo that started out in NYC in the late 60’s as the first Black militant rap combo.
      13. Gil Scott-Heron…..The Revolution Will Not Be Televised….from the CD of the same name and from 1970. The year may be different, but we’re going through a lot of the same shit we went through back then.
      14. Flying Squad…..Think For Yourself….from a mid 80’s demo and FS were from London Ontario. London’s only biker rock combo back then.
      15. Shark Graffitti…..Sheep Song….from a late 80’s demo from this Oshawa combo that probably played a show or few with Flying Squad. Back in the Key West days of London Ontario….
      16. Celibate Rifles…..Thank You America….from the self titled LP from 1984 on Hot Records out of Australia.
      17. The ARchies….Jingle Jangle….from a Greatest Hits CD and we move into our powerpop set.
      18. Dahlmanns….Get It Right….from a recent release with The Nomads on Beluga out of Sweden. And yes, I mean those Nomads!
      19. Tiger Bomb….Baby Come On….from an upcoming release on Dionysus Records and features former Brood Chris Horne on vocals and guitar.
      20. Blue Ash….The Boy Won’t Listen….from the Front Page News LP from 1977 on Playboy Records and they are coming to Call The Office on November 14th…. A Wednesday, so plan accordingly!
      21. The Zellots….Soldiers….from a 1981 demo and from London Ontario and played at the Cedar Lounge. Speaking of, the Cedar Lounge Exhibit is still on at the London Music Hall Of Fame, open Saturdays noon till 5PM.
      22. Mark Sultan…..Tragedy….from his recent Wasting Away release we have at the station.
      23. Dee Rangers….It Won’t Be Long….from the recent All You Need Tonight release and from Sweden.
      24. Dave Rave and the Governors…..Stick To Your Guns…from the recent All Night Raves CD and Dave was in town a few weeks back with Teenage Head.
      25. Peter and the Wolves….It Takes Time…from their Howlin’ and Prowlin’ CD and they are from Calgary. We had them on the radio a month or 2 ago, then they put on an absolutely fantastic show at the Richmond that evening!

      Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, messages, texts and Heys!!! That’s what makes it all worthwhile!  And big Thanx to Michael DeeVee for dropping around and yammering away about Itsafest 3 (tomorrow night) and the changes happening in Hiroshima Hearts!

       

      One day soon, we’ll have archives:

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

    • October 12, 2018 7:03 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist October 12/2018

       

      1. Bob Seger…Persecution Smith…from the recent  Heavy Music CD which collects the Cameo 66/67 singles onto one CD.
      2. 10 Heads….Fading Out….from the Swimming and Singing CD and 10 Heads are playing at the Richmond on Saturday night.
      3. The Screwed….Gettin’ Beat Up….from the Green Haired Girl CD from 2013 and features Steve Koch on guitar whom we talked to a couple weeks back.
      4. The Records….Starry Eyes…from the first LP from 1979 and goes out to John Wicks who passed away last week. John played guitar, sang and wrote many of The Records songs.
      5. The Records….Teen-A-Rama….from the Paying For The Summer Of Love LP on Skyclad Records and is 1978 demos.
      6. The Judys….Freedom 85….from their CD from last year and features former Londoner Pete Feend on the bass and we got to talk to Pete on the phone as he’s back in London visiting for a few days. Pete had lots to say about his current bands and some of the former venues here in London as he got his start here 45 years ago.
      7. Living Deadbeats….Lost….from their original Demo CD and is Pete on the bass. This band played London twice on a cross Canada tour back in 2012.
      8. The Finks….Can’t Say No….from a 1987 7” that again has Pete on bass and this one got lots of AM airplay here in London.
      9. Catl….Baby You All Wrong…..from the brand new Bide My Time Till I Die release.
      10. Pack AD…..This Terror….from the re-ished Tin Type LP.
      11. Westminster Park…..Come On Now….from a download demo.
      12. Fleshrag…..Revolution 69…from the brand new Inside Your Mind release and from Hamilton Ontario.
      13. Q65…. The Life I Live….from a Greatest Hits LP and this goes out to Joop  Roelofs who passed away last week. Q65 were from Holland, late 60’s/early 70’s garage/psych/blues combo who were a big influence on the mid 80’s garage punk revival scene.
      14. Q65….Cry In The Night….as above and a song The Gruesomes covered.
      15. Q65….I Despise You…. As above
      16. Q65…It Came To Me… as above.
      17. Dustbin Flowers…..I Don’t Mind….from the recent Made To Last release and coincidentally Tyler, who played bass on this track just happened to be at CHRW and popped by.
      18. Shoobies….All My Profs Are On Strike….from London and from their recent download.
      19. Long Day Journey…..The Creeper….from the recent Killed By Death CD.
      20. Go Go Loco…..Evil Woman….from a recent demo the band sent us…from the UK.

             And about this time, world renowned music photographer John Rowlands called in to talk about his      big show happening Saturday at the Palace Theatre. John has taken pics of everyone from The Beatles to Elvis to Jackson 5 to The Who and his most famous photo is the David Bowie Archer pic taken at Maple Leaf Gardens. John had lots of stories of his many decades in the biz.

       

      1. Mark Sultan….Other Two….from the recent Wasting Away release on Dirty Water Records.
      2. Jill Porter…..Easy On You…..from the self titled release from 2005 and from Newfoundland.
      3. Dave Rave and the Governors…..Everybody Happy Birthday….from the recent All Night Raves CD.
      4. The Legendary Tigerman…..Child Of Lust….from the recent Dirty Water release and from Portugal.
      5. Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis….Your Red Wagon…..from the recent Wild Wild Wild CD and on Bloodshot Records.

      Thanx to Pete Feend and John Rowlands for taking the time to call in and let the listeners know what is happening. Much appreciated!!

      Big thanx for all the phone calls, emails, messages, texts etc….that’s what fuels us!! Next week we’ve got Michael DeeVee dropping by to talk about the recent Hiroshima Hearts changes and his big Itsafest happening next weekend.

       

      At some point, we might have an archived show here:

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

    • September 30, 2018 6:13 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist September 28/2018. Cedar Lounge Special Part 1

       

      First part of a tribute to the Cedar Lounge, the first punk/new wave/whatever club here in London Ontario. Located at the north west corner of King and Talbot and now the home of the 3 giant concrete (ceramic or whatever) balls on the area surrounding the Budweiser Gardens. This show is comprised of the music of the bands that played there…

      1. The Demics….Heart Of The City…live recording from the Cedar from 1978 and a song that to me surmises the early punk scene here in London.  And one of the first songs I ever heard The Demics play live.
      2. The Demics….New York City….recorded live at the Cedar Lounge 10/18/1978. From the cassette compilation Domestic Animals put out by Peter Moore and Gerry Collins. These guys put out this cassette without asking the band’s permission, and many were not aware they were on a cassette until they heard their songs right here on CHRW. Peter was a DJ here on CHRW and went under the name Simon Less. He’s gone on to way grander things….like winning a Grammy Award a year or so ago for his work on the Bob Dylan re-issues!! And he’s mastered literally tons of recordings since his days recording live bands in London.
      3. The Demics….Oh Well…. As above and often followed NYC during live performances by The Demics.
      4. The Regulators…Vicious….live recording from the Cedar from 1979. NYC was written about singer/guitarist and his fixation on Lou Reed and NYC….or so says the rumour.
      5. The Regulators…..What Goes On…..live recording from the Polish Hall on Ann St 11/2/1979. This was a venue that was host to several punk/new wave bashes in the early years. NFG also played on this show, the infamous last show of their guitarist Larry Gifford and possibly Simon Lewis. More on this at a future date.
      6. Regulators…..What’s In The City….as above and this song was on their only record, a 7” on Ready Records.
      7. The Scenics….Waiting For My Man….from their How Does It Feel To Be Loved CD and is a live recording from the Cabana Room in Toronto 8/20/1980. This art trio played London and St Thomas many times along with The Demics and would trade Toronto gigs with The Demics. A few years after the Cedar years, guitarist/vocalist Andy had a record store at the south east corner of Queen and Clarence….think it’s a parking lot now.
      8. The Scenics….Oh Boy…..from the In The Summer CD and the first studio recording for this edition of Radio WW.
      9. Uranus….You’re So Square…..from a live recording in Toronto from 5/1980. Uranus were the first of the non-bluegrass bands to play this venue….it may have been Ricky McLagen Revue, which had a couple members of Uranus.  When they first played, the Cedar was under its previous name, The Blue Boot. Name changed on June 15/1978 when Foreplay played.
      10. Uranus….Lonesome Train….from the You’re So Square LP from 1980. You’re So Square was a top 10 hit on AM radio in Canada in May of 1980! And Uranus toured western Canada, appeared on CBC television twice, were about to head to the Maritimes and instead broke up!
      11. Bop Cats….I Can’t Help It….from a 7” and featured Londoner Cameron Marshman on bass. Bop Cats played the Cedar many times, one New Years Eve show they were joined onstage by Diode John Catto!
      12. Hi Fis….Look What You’ve Done….from their only 7” and this band evolved into Blue Rodeo a couple years later. Only remember seeing them once at the Cedar and they were a tight powerpop combo with some early Beatles overtones.
      13. Teenage Head……Picture My Face….from a live recording at the Spoke and Rim Tavern at Western University 2/18/1981. This was broadcast over the airwaves of CHRW and I managed the tape the show on my cassette recorder. The event was for students of Western only so I wasn’t able to go….and that guitarist on this track isn’t Gordie Lewis as he was recovering from an auto accident and it’s rumoured to be Jimmy Huff.
      14. Teenage Head….Those Things You Do…. As above. Teenage Head played the Cedar many times and they would always pack the house!
      15. The Shakers….Out The Door….from a 7” and they were from Hamilton. Dave Rave was guitarist/vocalist and is now vocalist for Teenage Head and he was a guest a couple weeks back here at Radio WW.
      16. The Sinners….No Brains Required….from a 7” they released. Paul Wootton was guitarist/vocalist in this combo and went on to….
      17. Spiral Scratch…..No Familiar Faces….from a live recording at the Cedar 10/9/1981.
      18. Spiral Scratch….Gonna Rock (this might not be the proper name of this song) and as above.
      19. Crash 80’s…..Thrills…..from their only 7”.
      20. Crash 80’s…..Nowhere To Hide……from the cassette compilation Domestic Animals and a live recording from Larry’s in Toronto.
      21. Crash 80’s…..Waiting For The Heat….from the above 7”
      22. The Stoves…..Jail…..from a 1979 live recording at the Cedar Lounge.
      23. NFG…..At The Boot…..from a demo recording with Simon Lewis on guitar. The Boot referred to the Blue Boot, which was the prior name of the Cedar Lounge.
      24. 63 Monroe…..Bad Boy……from a live recording at the Cedar Lounge Easter 1981 and was supposed to be the last ever show of NFG and 63 Monroe….or billed something like that as singer Scott gave away handfuls of the old NFG buttons.
      25. NFG….Hi-Jack Victim…from a live recording at the York Hotel, date unknown.
      26. First Date…..Good In Bed….from a live recording at the Cedar 10/15/1981. This was a short lived name of 63 Monroe as they reverted back to capitalize on the release of the 63 Monroe/NFG 12” EP, part of which was recorded live at the Cedar.
      27. B Girls……B Girls…..7” on Bomp records and this all female combo had local Marcy Saddy on the drums.  A current version of this band was in Japan recently on tour.
      28. Second Thoughts….Wound Up….from a 7” and features Mark Goodwin on guitar/vocals who is still active in Montreal.
      29. The Zellots….These Boots Are Made For Walking….from a live recording at the Kent Hotel in Guelph/Kitchener??  Recorded this one from the airwaves of CHRW, probably on the Simon Less radio show.
      30. The Zellots…..Let’s Play House….from a live recording at the Cedar August 1981 for Doug and Rose’s wedding party. Also on the bill of the show were Radio 4, Spiral Scratch and the first London appearance of Certain General. CG drove all day to get to London and walked into the bar, set up and started playing! Marcy Saddy was drummer for Certain General, hence the London Ontario connection.
      31. The Zellots…..Empty Victories….from a compilation called You Only Get One Shot At The Big Time released in Japan on the Wizzard in Vinyl imprint. This was a compilation CD of 5 bands from the late 70’s/early 80’s and features a booklet with pics of The Zellots playing here in London….Fryfogles and at a Dundas St East outdoor event from August 1980.
      32. The Zellots….Blades….as above.
      33. Radio 4….Is God A Man…..demo recording from this combo that morphed into Sheep Look Up, who I just found out, never played the Cedar but were in formation mode when the Cedar closed.
      34. Radio 4….4 Years….as above.
      35. Dead Rabbits…..Roadrunner….from a live recording at the Cedar 10/9/1981 with a slight lyric change when Wanda says ‘I’m in love with the Cedar Lounge’….so perfect for this show!
      36. The Enemas….Joe Wyatt….from the Animals Fight Back cassette and were from Guelph Ontario, except for bass player Brian Lambert who went on to Nach Dem Tode and he also did the Graphic Underground: London 1977-1990 Exhibit and show from 2012.

       

      That’s the end of Part 1 of the Cedar Lounge Story, Part 2 next week. And you can see the Cedar Lounge Exhibit on right now at the London Music Hall Of Fame, 182 Dundas St….open Saturdays Noon till 5PM.

       

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

       

      At some point, we might have archived shows at this link:

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

    • September 23, 2018 8:30 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave September 21/2018 Playlist

       

      Before we start the playlist, have to mention that $741 was raised for My Sister’s Place at the Demics Reunion/tribute show last Friday that was put on by Nick Perry!!! Great turnout, lots of fun bands, lots of old yet familiar faces and a great time was had by all….and money raised for a great cause!!

      And Huge Thanx to all that came out to the London Music Hall Of Fame on the weekend for our Doors Open!! We had over 850 people through the doors!!! There was loads of amazing local talent on the stage, and even out in the street stopping traffic and passersby!  And lots of familiar faces were on hand to check out the Cedar Lounge display in our Rolex Room!! Pics are on the Cedar Lounge FB page of some of the veterans of that scene that came by! And if you didn’t get a chance to drop by, we’re open every Saturday from noon till 5PM, 182 Dundas St…in the heart of the city!

       

      1. Frank Ridsdale…..All You Fascists….from the Bread and Roses CD that Frank released a couple years back. Frank was one of the many local entertainers on our stage at the Museum on the weekend. First time I’d seen Frank on keys since the early days of Uranus….ie about 1979!
      2. The Rizdales….Here I Go….from the Radio Country CD from 2007 and vocalist/guitarist Tom Dunphy has his Classic Country show happening at the Richmond on Saturday around 4PM.
      3. Dustbin Flowers….Take Me On…from the brand new Made To Last release and from right here in London Ontario.
      4. Mark Sultan….Coffin Nails….from his brand new Wasting Away release and a little more poppier than what we usually get from this guy. Originally from Montreal, now based out of Germany.
      5. Catl….Resistance Place….from This Shakin’ House LP and they are in town next Saturday at Call The Office…..they always put on a great show and have a brand new LP just being released here in Canada, but out in Europe where they’ve been spending more and more time.
      6. Frankie and Jimmy….You Was Born To Die…from the recent Blues On The Brain release and they come back to London in a month or 2.
      7. Dee Rangers….It Won’t Be Long…..from the brand new All You Need Tonight release and from Sweden.
      8. Dave Rave and the Governors…..Passenger Seat….from the brand new All Night Raves CD and Dave was in town with Teenage Head a couple weeks back.
      9. Dany Laj and the Looks…..Left Right To One….from the 7” that we finally got from Dany when they were in town opening up for Teenage Head.
      10. Walter Lure….Take A Chance With Me….from the new Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo release. Walter was a Heartbreaker along with Johnny Thunders and still has that rock’n’roll swagger from the lower depths of Manhattan.
      11. Crime….Hot Wire My Heart….from a 1976 7”  and goes out to Johnny Strike who passed away last week. Crime were the godfathers of San Fran punk and went in way different musical directions than the rest of the punk/new wave combos of the era. Crime were more of a noisy, brutal, out of tune attack on the senses, both aurally and visually. They wore police uniforms on stage and even had an early member of The Flamin’ Groovies in the band.
      12. 16 Eyes….Bad Old Days….from the recent Look release and from Phoenix. Orin Portnoy, a vet of the early 80’s NYC garage era is in this band. Hey Orin!!
      13. Lou Reed….Vicious…..from the Transformer LP from 1972.
      14. Lou Reed….NY Stars….from the Sally Can’t Dance LP from 1974 and mastered by Toronto’s George Semkiw, who recently passed away. Lou really liked George’s work on his previous release and requested him to do this. George was in Richie Knight and the Mid-Knights when they had their number 1 hit back in 1963 with Oh Charlena….There’s other Canucks on this Lou Reed records, Michael Fonfara (believe he resides in Hamilton now, and have seen him on stage at TAIH a couple of times), Prakash John and Whitey Glan….look those names up on google for way more info than you could imagine!
      15. Alabama Shakes….Hang Loose….from the Boys and Girls CD from 2012. Been playing the shit out of this CD in the car recently….just love the production and sound on this one!!
      16. The Pack AD….Snow….from the just re-mastered and re-issued Tintype LP. This was Pack AD’s first release and struck a deep one on me! We brought this duo to the Brunswick for a weeknight gig for their first ever trip to London. The bar was so impressed, they had them back a few days later! And they’ve been back dozens of times since!! They were at Call The Office Tuesday and as always put on a great show! Was talking to guitarist Becky prior to, and it looks like this could have been their last time here in quite a while. The band is burned out touring and criss crossing Canada in a van. They’ve been doing it for over 10 years now and they need a bit of a breather and want to do a bit of studio work and maybe some select gigs and festivals closer to home. All the best to these fine young ladies!
      17. Coaching For Sara….Comes In Waves….recorded live at Radio WW 11/10/17
      18. Coaching For Sara….These People….from their first CD.
      19. Coaching For Sara….Look Around…..from a live recording at Radio WW 2/10/17. About this time, vocalist Shane Sawyer called in to talk about Coaching For Sara’s show at Fitzrays tomorrow night (Saturday). This could be their last show for awhile as they are going on hiatus due to work, family and all those other essential things. Shane called from an LTC (local city bus) bus to do this interview….think that’s a first for us! No idea what the other passengers were thinking about Shane while he was yammering about Coaching For Sara….LOL
      20. Coaching For Sara….Sister Won’t ….from their first CD.
      21. Ginger St James….Salvation….from the Diesel and Peas CD from a couple years ago and from Hamilton.
      22. Bob Seger…..Eastside Story….from the brand new Heavy Music CD which collects all the Cameo singles Bob released back in the mid 60’s. Mono, remastered and sounding really punchy, these songs sound so good!!! My ears can even hear a bit of the original tape hiss on one of the tracks and that’s a good thing to my ears! If you’re a fan of Seger’s later stuff, after the old records fell off the shelf and hit him on the noggin’, then you gotta hear theses amazing early singles! This was even before Bob knew what 2 + 2 was….
      23. Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis……Boogie Woogie Country Gal….from the recent Wild Wild Wild release on Bloodshot Records. Linda Gail is the younger sister of The Killer, and you can hear some of his piano rumblings in her playing.
      24. Peter and The Wolves….Hot Foot Woman….from the recent Howlin’ and Prowlin’ CD and from Calgary. This trio was at the Richmond a couple weeks back and put on 3 sets of pure rock’n’roll sounds! So pure!!
      25. The King Bees….Sweet Sweet Girl….from their 1908 debut LP and they feature Jamie James, who went to highschool here in London Ontario.
      26. The Dropouts….. Monster Bash….from their debut CD from 2003 and from London Ontario.
      27. Evil Farm Children…Valley Justice….from their 2008 The Evilling CD. This Ottawa trio re-united for a one shot this past summer. They used to play London fairly regularly about 10 years or so ago.
      28. The Chickens…..Get It Right….from their 2000 Prepare To Plug In CD and are 80% of UIC! UIC opened up for Wayne Kramer’s MC50 the other night in Toronto and will be playing in Hamilton in late November…..
      29. The Action…..Hey Sah-Lo-Ney….from the recent re-ish of The Action’s full catalogue. The Action were a mod/soul/Motown combo from the UK that only release a few singles in their career, but were idolized by the late 70’s/early 80’s mod/soul scene. This particular track is from 1966 and is the flip side of….
      30. The Action…..I’ll Keep Holding On….as above.

       

      Ran outta time, but certainly not tunes. Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, messages, texts and Heys!!!And Thanx for all the kind words about last week’s Demics special.

      Next week, it’s a Cedar Lounge special, only bands that played at the Cedar Lounge….probably some unreleased live recordings. Here's the FB link for the event:

      https://www.facebook.com/events/485045465342364/

       

      Some day, there just might be an archived show here:

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

    • November 17, 2018 10:09 AM CST
    • Saw Deadbeat Poets a coupla nights ago....super tight garage powerpop combo that features Frank Secich (Blue Ash, Stiv Bators band and many others). Great songwriting, all members did lead vocals and hooks galore!!

       

      Also saw Stiff Little Fingers for the first time last week. Great sounding and a lotta fun! Currently on a Canadian tour.

    • November 7, 2018 4:44 AM CST
    • The Sonics and then Jack White, both great gigs

    • November 4, 2018 8:51 PM CST
    • Barrence Whitfield and The Woggles destroyed , naturally. Black Oak Arkansas put the pedal to the metal and let it ROAR !! Haven't seen much else , lately. Little Steven is playing tomorrow at this beautiful old movie theatre from the 30's. Not a big fan of his or Springsteen's music ( I did see them together in 1980 , it was great . But , I lost interest in Springsteen not much later...never bought his records.), BUT i'M A FAN OF THE SOPRANOS AND THE UNDERGROUND GARAGE....Tho' I have'nt heard it in eons. I met Steven in 2001. He's VERY , VERY COOL.    Roky Erickson is playing on Friday , that's going to be the show of the year. But there's no "Buzz" about it.

    • November 12, 2018 12:43 AM CST
    • Greeting, my friends! Dig the all-new, all-nude, internet-only mutant offspring of the world's geatest radio station WFMU: Sheena's Jungle Room, now spewing a 24/7 stream of all manner of trashy rock n roll, from rockabilly to surf 'n' garage, to punk, maybe even the occasional psych, glam, and noisy psychosis thrown in. But wait, there's more! e.g.: bump 'n' grind jazz, raucous r'n'b, sleazy lounge, dirty blues, exotica, retarded thrift-store records, hillbillies, beatniks, mental-cases, clips from movies, tv shows, "blue" nightclub comedy, sound effects...Four live DJs (including the legendary Otis Fodder) are also on the schedule, with more to come. Just peek under "Listen Now" or "Listen" and clicky on "Sheena's Jungle Room": 

      https://wfmu.org/

      Check it out, it's WEIRD!

       

    • November 7, 2018 4:41 AM CST
    • Buy them.

      There is a reason studio engineers highly rate them; they're awesome reference sounding headphones..

      What signature are you looking for?

      How do you listen to your music?

      I have quite a few pairs, so if you give me a little bit more info I shall be able to recommend more

    • November 4, 2018 8:59 PM CST
    • Sweet came thru a few months ago on their 50th anniversary tour. Unfortunately , it was Steve Priest's US - based version of the band , whom I would'nt mind seeing , but , I'd hoped Andy Scott , the only other surviving original member , and Priest would tour together. They said they're planning to record together , tho'. It was at a beautiful theatre in ST. Charles , Ill. , The Arcadia, but ,  it's not accessible from Chicago without a car. AND it was like $65.