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    • August 11, 2018 6:13 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday August 11th from Noon-2:00PM EST. You can get your fix of punk and garage tunes by tuning your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • July 28, 2018 1:43 PM CDT
    • Playlist 07-28-18

      Drivin N Cryin - Turn It Up or Turn It Off
      MC5 - Tonight
      Social Distortion - I Wasn't Born To Follow
      Fret Rattles - Shake My Brain
      Slowcoaches - Found Down
      Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack
      Healthy Junkies - No Control
      dragSTER - Damned
      Attack - Magic In The Air
      Vipers - Medication
      Golden Coats - One Fine Day
      Quatloos - Ju Ju Hand
      Monster Magnet - Rocket Freak
      Ultra Sect - Set Sail
      Idol Lips - Too Loud For The Crowd
      Katalina Kicks - We Don't Care
      Fiends - Die Bob Die
      Leaving Trains - Bob Hope
      Bleed - Nobody's Fool
      Battlefield - Sell Our Soul
      Skurvi - Till We Die
      No Robell - Sold Out & Wrote A Love Song
      Pet Needs - 2AM
      Dean Landew - Job
      Jet Buzz - I Believe in Miracles
      Vista Blue - My Bat, My Glove and You
      Klammer - Spiral Girl
      Jam - Smithers-Jones
      JK Historian - Digitized
      Trash Street - World Without
      McFadden's Parachute - Time
      Black Hollies - When You're Not There
      Lyres - Self Centered Girl
      Fuzztones - 1 2 5
      Agent Orange - Miserlou
      Nobody's Heros - Summertime Girls
      Velvet Underground - Foggy Notion
      Devil Dogs - Time Enough For Love
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas


    • July 28, 2018 7:27 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday July 28th from Noon-2:00PM EST. There will be the usual punk and garage tunes for your listening pleasure. Just tune your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • July 14, 2018 1:39 PM CDT
    • Playlist -7-14-18

      Vibrators - Into The Future
      Fabulous Miss Wendy - Love Song
      D Generation - Degenerated
      Backyard Babies - U.F.O.Romeo
      Healthy Junkies - No Control
      Katalina Kicks - We Don't Care
      Pet Needs - Punk
      dragSTER - United Decay
      Dead Boys - Son of Sam
      Fret Rattles - Rising Towards A Dollar
      Electric Frankenstein - My World
      Monster Magnet - Ejection
      Head Candy - Soul Grinder
      Damned - Procrastination
      Dean Landew - Romantic Dreamer
      Jet Buzz - I Believe In Miracles
      Golden Coats - Thoughts of A Madman
      Sound Explosion - In My Grave
      McFadden's Parachute - Good Girls
      Quatloos - Never Going Back To Georgia
      JK Historian - Digitized Night
      Klammer - Spiral Girl
      Elastica - Stutter
      X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Dayglo
      Battlefield - On The Island
      Skurvi - Geezer
      Bleed - Duped
      Ultra Sect - Turn Up the Oi!
      No Robell - Sold Out & Wrote A Love Song
      Jet Reactions - More Reaction
      Idol Lips - Don't Need Your Love
      Trash Street - Books On Witchcraft
      Barrence Whitfield & The Savages - Pain
      Pandoras - You Burn Me Up and Down
      La Luz - Don't Leave Me On The Earth
      Agent Orange - A Cry For Help In A World Gone Mad
      Angry Samoans - I Lost My Mind
      Fastbacks - See Me Free
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas



    • July 14, 2018 7:13 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday July 14th from Noon-2:00PM EST. You will hear loads of new and old punk and garage tunes. Tune your dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • June 30, 2018 1:43 PM CDT
    • Playlist 06-30-18

      Clash - Guns On The Roof
      Ramones - I'm Against It
      Dead Boys - Ain't Nothin' To Do
      Lemons - Come Ta Grips
      Dictators - Slow Death
      Bleed - Bombs Away
      Battlefield - Sell Our Soul
      dragSTER - Damned
      Exploited - Alternative
      Ace - Industrial Slit
      Damned - Devil In Disguise
      Dean Landew - Job
      Trash Street - World Without
      Golden Coats - I Am Not Alone
      McFadden's Parachute - Time
      Last - She Don't Know Why I'm Here
      Va-Va-Voodoos - Kill Ugly Radio
      Adolescents - Wrecking Crew
      Legal Weapon - No Sorrow
      Agent Orange - Bloodstains
      Manic Hispanic - Manic Hispanic
      No Robell - Sold Out & Wrote A Love Song
      Ultra Sect - Built To Last
      Skurvi - Better Way
      Katalina Kicks - We Don't Care
      Klammer - Spiral Girl
      JK Historian - Digitized Night
      New Math - Invocation
      Sugar Twins - For You
      Idol Lips - Outta Scene
      Duck & Cover - Live It Up
      Fret Rattles - Rat
      Vrid Upp - Vi Mot Dom
      Monster Magnet - Soul
      Morbs - Nothing Nothing Nothing
      Jet Reactions - I Hate The Scene
      Jet Buzz - To A Friend
      Weird Al Yankovic - Beat On The Brat
      Barrence Whitfield & The Savages - Adorable
      Inspiral Carpets - Out of Time
      Jello Biafra & D.O.A. - We Gotta Get Out of This Place


    • June 30, 2018 7:02 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday June 30th. I'll be playing loads of new punk tunes from England as well as many other garage-punk favorites. The fun runs 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

    • June 30, 2018 7:01 AM CDT
    • Playlist 06-16-18

      Legal Weapon - Daddy's Gone Mad
      Saints - Lost and Found
      Teenage Head - Little Boxes
      dragSTER - United Decay
      Bleed - Duped
      Ultra Sect - Class Hate
      Monster Magnet - Ejection
      Fret Rattles - Shake My Brain
      Golden Coats - Thoughts of a Madman
      Damned - Procrastination
      McFadden's Parachute - Sunshine Shadow
      Harmonica Lewinski - Mango Mouth
      Vrid Upp - Vi Mot Dom
      Duck & Cover - Live It Up
      Morbs - This Town
      Jet Reactions - More Reaction
      Va-Va-Voodoos - Kill Ugly Radio
      Celibate Rifles - Dancing Barefoot
      Naked Raygun - The Promise
      Angry Samoans - Right Side of My Mind
      Dean Landew - After Work
      Kings - Switchin' To Glide
      Humans - I Live In The City
      Space Party - Girls Are My Thing
      Jet Buzz - To A Friend
      Trash Street - Missing Pieces
      Why Oh Whys - Hootchie
      Trousers - Dancer From The Dance
      Barrence Whitfield & The Savages - Pain
      David Harrison - Good Enough For Rock n Roll
      Strays - Richard Dreyfuss
      EMF - Search & Destroy
      Mighty Lemon Drops - Happy Head
      Wonder Stuff - A Wish Away
      Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth
      Cramps - Psychotic Reaction
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

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


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

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

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

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


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

    • July 30, 2018 7:43 PM CDT

      It's a brand new Big Enchilada featuring songs from The Fleshtones, Ludella Black, The Mystery Lights, Rev. Beat-Man & Izobel Garcia, Nekromantix, Tony Joe White  and more.

      Download HERE

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      Play it below

      Now go take on the day!

    • July 23, 2018 6:57 PM CDT
    • Hey everyone! Just signed up here. My name's Alex Flamsteed, I'm the drummer of Speedlab. We have reuntited after 7 years. I recently moved back to Australia from the US where I was playing drums for Guttermouth and Bam Margera to reform Speedlab. We have just put out an EP 'ILL MIND TANK'. Would love your thoughts! We have an album written which we're recording in October/November. Our plan is to get our tunes out to as many people as possible so we can get on the road! 

      Here is links to our Spotify and Band Camp:


    • July 15, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist July 13/2018


      1. Twin Fin…..Jungle Room….from the Whiskey Wine and Venom CD and they are playing Saturday night at the Legion on Oakland Ave…early show, 3 sets!!
      2. Roger Zuraw…..Keep Your Mouth Shut….from a single and a timely reminder as the times are changing way faster than ever! And a request!
      3. Crass….Berkertrex Bribe….from the Penis Envy LP from 1981.
      4. Steve Earle…..Devil’s Right Hand….from the Copperhead Road CD from 1988 and Steve comes back to London Music Hall in September.
      5. DOA….Liar For Hire….from the War On 45 LP from 1982.
      6. 16 Eyes….Ride….from the brand new Look CD and from Pheonix. Orin Portnoy, vet of the early 80’s NYC scene is in this band.
      7. Brad Marino….On The Brink….from a new 7” on Beluga Records from Sweden and a solo effort from this Connection member.
      8. The Darts…Bullet….new 7” on Dirty Water Records out of the UK, but this all female combo is from the west coast of the US.
      9. Running From Daylight….Mary Jane….from the Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet CD and they are playing tonight at the Richmond here in London.
      10. Legendary Tigerman….Misfit….brand new on the Dirty Water label and from Portugal. This is the start of our biker set as Friday the 13th the bikers from this area all head down to Port Dover.
      11. The Ventures….Theme From Wild Angels….from their Guitar Freakout LP from 1967 and one of the first LP’s, if not the first I ever bought….50 years ago!
      12. The Gruesomes…Bikers From Hell….from the Gruesomology CD on Sundazed. The Gruesomes were the only 80’s garage band from Canada to have a release on Sundazed! And now,  all of their recordings are available on Ricochet Sound based in Montreal.
      13. Leather Boy…..I’m A Leather Boy….from Pebbles Volume 11 and a 60’s garage punk scorcher!
      14. UIC….Leave Me Alone….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood LP from 1989 and a request! Great way to end a biker set as guitarist Ted was a Harley rider.
      15. Super Elcados….Tambourine Party…..from a re-release of the 1966 Super Elcados Volume 2 LP from Nigeria.
      16. Lucky 7….Lucky 7….from a live recording 2/23/1989 at Call The Office. A carry over from last week’s edition and on accordion and keyboards was Kenny Margolis…former Mink Deville member, noted session man and former long time member of Cracker.
      17. Florida Razors….Memphis Connection…from the Beat Music CD and features Tom Wilson, who is coming to London next weekend as part of the Home County Festival in Victoria Park.
      18. The Shakers….Jump In My Car….from the In Time LP from 1981 and features Dave Rave on guitar and vocals. There’s a reunion set for next weekend at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton to celebrate Gene Champagne’s Labatt Birthday!!
      19. 3 O’Clock Train….Stolen Thunder….from the Moon CD and 3 O’Clock Train will be in London on Saturday July 28th as part of Ribfest happening in Victoria Park. This will be a full band affair and the first time for a full band in London in many years! We’ve had 3 O’Clock head honcho Mack MacKenzie live on air a couple of times in the past couple of years.
      20. Harold Nix….Jimmy….from the Open Up The Sky CD from 1997 and from the west coast of Canada.
      21. Frankie And Jimmy…..You Was Born To Die…from the recent Blues On The Brain CD and from Hamilton.
      22. Lowdown Dirty Mojos…..Blow Wind Blow….brand new and from a coupla characters outta Hamilton, Stephen Foster and former Londoner Paul Wooten (Sinners, Spiral Scratch, Crawling Kingsnakes and others).
      23. Certain General….Bedpan….1981 demos that is part of the download with their latest 7” release. From NYC and had Londoner Marcy Saddy on the drums.
      24. Priors….Story Blind….from their self titled release and they are playing Call The Office on Saturday night.
      25. Shoobies…..Monkey Eat Sandwich….from their recent download and from London.
      26. Hit Bargain….Architect….from the Potential Maximizer release and from LA.
      27. Lucy and the Rats….Can’t Surf….from their full length on Dirty Water Records out of the UK.
      28. Knaves….Fashion Police….from their self titled release from 2007 and from London Ontario.
      29. The Job….Gun….from their self titled release from 2008 and from Toronto with a member from London.
      30. Invasions……Jewel….from a demo they gave us back in 2008 and from Toronto.
      31. Pretty Things….Cry To Me….from their 2nd LP, Get The Picture? From about 1966.
      32. The Small Faces….E Too D….from a Greatest Hits CD and from 1966.
      33. DT’s….Wrap It Up…..from a 7” from 2006
      34. DT’s…..Wet Cake Part 2….from a 7” from 2006.


      Big Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages with information (Thanx Atomic Love Burrito Randall Riviera), texts and Heys!!!


      Soon for archived shows at this link:


    • June 29, 2018 7:57 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist June 29/2018  All Canada Edition


      1. Lee Harvey Osmond…..Love Everyone….from the Folk Sinner CD. Tom Wilson’s psych/folk project.
      2. Art Bergmann…The Junkie Don’t Care….from the Crawl With Me CD from 1988, produced by John Cale.
      3. Kensington Hillbillies….White Man In Hammersmith Palais….from The Crooked Beat CD from 2012 and features former Londoner Peter Lambert on the drums.
      4. Bradley Boy….Old 59….from the Salt Gun CD from 2011 and from Oshawa.
      5. Sugar Brown….What I Know…from his latest, Calling All Blues and from Toronto.
      6. Delta Stone…..Ain’t Got The Blues….from their 2 song CD and they are playing tonight at the Eastside.
      7. Osterberg….London Eats Its Own….from the 10” from 1993 and this song still rings true today.
      8. Flying Squad….I’m So Cool….from the Come and Play cassette from the mid 80’s and this one is about a CHRW DJ.
      9. 63 Monroe….At The Boot….from Slippery’s Club Hits, the cassette that came with WW#24. This song is about the Blue Boot/Cedar Lounge, about which we’ll be doing a radio special in a month or so.
      10. Randall Pee Coltrane…..Let Your Freak Flag Fly…..from the recent Atomic Love Burrito and Randall Pee played The Cedar Lounge many years ago with The Verge.
      11. Jerry Jerry…..Talk About My Dick….from The Sound and The Jerry CD from 1997 and from Edmonton. This is the same Jerry Jerry and the Sons Of Rhythm Orchestra from the mid 80’s.
      12. Matadors…..Pink Lincoln….from The Devil’s Music CD and from London Ontario.
      13. Maow….Wank….from the CD,  The Unforgiving Sounds Of…. from 1996 and Neko Case was in this band.
      14. The Gorgons…..Girl Gang….from the Corpse Whale CD on Transistor 66 Records and from Winnipeg.
      15. Miesha And The Spanks…..MMMMade For Me….from the CD of the same name and also on T66 Records. We had Miesha as a guest about a year ago here on Radio WW.
      16. Nash The Slash…..19th Nervous Breakdown…..from the Children Of The Night LP from 1981. Nash played as part of DOA a few years back and that was the last time we got to see him.
      17. Dany Laj and The Looks….Left Right To One….from the soon to be released 7” and they were at Call The Office a month or so ago.
      18. The Connexions…..Ridin’ On The Streetcar….form their Connect Four CD and from Newfoundland.
      19. Flashing Lights….High School….from the Where The Change Is CD from 1999. Singer Matt Murphy is in The Tuns, a super powerpop band with a Sloan and an Inbred.
      20. Coaching For Sara…..Show…..from their latest and from right here in London Ontario.
      21. Krista D……Run Jane Run….from the recent Look At Me I’m CD.
      22. Occasional Angels…..I Won’t Cry….from the recent Angels In Exile CD and from Ottawa.
      23. Jr Gone Wild…..God Is Not My Father…..from the Pull The Goalie CD from 1992 and these guys have gotten back together for a short tour across Canada.
      24. Harold Nix…..Tomorrow’s Another Day….from the Open Up The Sky CD from 1997 and from Vancouver.
      25. The Mods….Reaction….from the brand new Reaction LP on Ugly Pop Records. Late 70’s/early 80’s mod/powerpop/punk out of Toronto and they played here at The Cedar Lounge.
      26. Bon….Zig Zag….from the Static Electricity CD from 2011 on Boppa Do Down Records.
      27. Holy Microphone….Beatle Bob….from the Goodbye Television Girl CD and from Toronto. One Fried Robinson could be playing guitar on this song about a legend out of St Louis. London has its own dancer in the Cowboy. If the Cowboy is at the same show as you, you’re at the place to be.
      28. High Dials…..TV Mystic….from the A New Devotion CD from 2003 and from Montreal.
      29. 905s….What Are We Receiving….from the Shake Down CD from 2015 and from Brampton Ontario.
      30. The Del-Gators…Dynamite….from the Pound Down CD from 2001 and from Montreal.
      31. American Flamewhip……Ace Of Cups…..from the Activate CD and from Winnipeg and 2008 and we had to fade this one out.


      Big Thanx for the phone calls, emails, FB messages, texts and Heys!!! Next week we do a special on Call The Office, which has a GOFUNDME page set up. But as head Tony says, the best way to support CTO is to come down and have a couple of beers and watch a great band!!


      Someday there may be an archived show at this location:

    • June 23, 2018 9:49 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist June 22/2018


      We dedicated this one to Nick Knox, longtime Cramp drummer and a purveyor of many excellent beats! The Cramps will always be special to me. Upon first hearing their second release, Psychedelic Jungle, my mind was blown wide open as they were treading similar ground to what I was really digging….that being 60’s garagepunk/psych! And that fueled my non-ending obsession, looking for those wild, crazy and obscure sounds that lurked below the surface! Thanx to The Cramps I bought and continue to buy way too many records that conceal these required sounds. Thanx Nick, Lux, Kid (and of course Bryan) and lastly Ivy!


      1. 5 Years Ahead Of My Time…The Cramps....from the How To Make A Monster double CD of Cramps coolness. Still remember the first time I heard The Cramps do this one, on the bootleg The Cramps Totally Destroy Seattle! Had no idea it was in their songbook and had only heard the Third Bardo’s version prior.  And this song certainly summarizes The Cramps and their goals!
      2. Long Day Jouney….Curio Shoppe…from The Count Bonniwell Electric CD and these guys are certainly Cramps fans!!
      3. Shoobies….All My Profs Are On Strike….from a recent download and these guys are from right here in London Ontario!
      4. Burning Peppermints…..I Wanna Go Home….from the Glitter Vomit release and from Birmingham Alabama.
      5. Marc Ribot….Rawhide….from the recent Y R U Still Here release we have at the station.
      6. Martin and The E Chords….Possibilities….from a demo our pal Gary Pig Gold sent us many years ago. Punk taken to its primitive basics.
      7. Jim Ashby….Speed City….7” on Speed City Records and the story of our little town back in the late 60’s/early 70’s. My fave record to come out of this town.
      8. Crash 80’s….Waiting For The Heat….from a 1980 7” from right here in town. Ties in with the recent blog I posted about The Beginnings of Punk In London Ontario….it’s a 3 parter on Blogger and there’s links on the Radio WW FB page. And oddly, lead singer Peter Tangredi just commented on the blog pointing out a missing step….ie The New York Dolls playing here in London Ontario….Thanx Peter!
      9. Lithics….Dancing Guy….from the recent Mating Surfaces release here at the station. Modern post punk outta Portland Oregon.
      10. Julia P…..Killer Chicks….from  yet another recent addition to the CHRW library and a re-ish of an early 2000 release and from Holland.
      11. Archie and The Bunkers…..Bill’s Bad Day….from the recent Songs From The Lodge release and these 2 teenage brothers are from Cleveland. Didn’t know this till recently, but Nick Knox had been helping these kids out a bit! Kinda makes sense now!
      12. Archie and the Bunkers….You’re My Pacemaker….as above. There’s a video on youtube for this one.
      13. The Cramps….The Way I Walk…..from The Cramps boxset of singles on Munster Records out of Spain. It’s a 10 7” box set, picture sleeves, postcards and pristine sound!
      14. The Cramps….Domino…. as above.
      15. The Mods….Step Out Tonight….from the brand new Reactions LP on Ugly Pop Records. Limited edition, already sold out and the very first time The Mods have had a full length 12” record!  The Mods were based out of Toronto Canada, late 70’s/early 80’s mod/punk/powerpop and made a couple of appearances here in London at The Cedar Lounge. Drummer David remembered those shows well and gave me some further info about their visits here a number of years back. This particular song was one of my faves from Toronto combos of that era!
      16. The Mods….You Use Me… as above.
      17. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants….Only Game In Town….from the recent Half Wits LP and they are playing tonight at the Richmond.
      18. BB Guns….Bang Bang….live recording from CIUT and Moondawg Ballroom from early 2013.
      19. Catl….Gotta Thing For You….from the Soon This Will All Be Gone release from a few years back. Catl have a new release that hasn’t been released in Canada yet.
      20. Bloody Diamonds….Lady Of The Night….from They’ve Got Secrets from 2012 and from Halifax. Around the time this was released, we did a live to air with Bloody Diamonds when they were in town for a show. Think that is still up on soundcloud.
      21. Buttertones….At The Dojo…from the Midnight IN A Moonless Dream release that arrived recently at the station. From LA.
      22. Subsonics….Johnny Left Hand….from the Flesh Colored Paint release on Slovenly Records and another recent addition here.
      23. Newport Electric….Dancing To The Beat Of Your Broken Heart….from the brand new Thin Wild Mercury release, and NE had their release party at Aeolian Hall on the day this show aired.
      24. Les Sympathics De Porto Novo….A Min We Vo Nou We….from the recent African Scream Contest Volume 2 that arrived here at CHRW. This is a compilation CD on the Analog Africa imprint, that has released a TON of cool stuff.
      25. Picoby Band D’Abomey…..Me Adomina….as above.
      26. Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata….Salvation….from the recent Mr Bongo re-ish of this 1976 classic. Yet another recent addition here at CHRW. From what I understand, Pat Thomas spent some time in Toronto after this, possibly doing something with the soul/reggae scene there, as some of the material on this release is similar sonically to what came out in Toronto not long after this…
      27. Dustbin Flowers….Plasticine Nicotine….from their II CD and they are playing Fitzrays tonight.
      28. Vypers….Mr Girl…from the recent Champion 100 release and from Toronto.
      29. The Hippies….Je Cherche….from the Animals Fight Back cassette from about 1984 and was all London Ontario based combos of the day. The Hippies released a 7” around this time.
      30. Gilbert Smith….Talking 1980… above, but Gilbert was in combos like Sheep Look Up and The Zellots back then.
      31. The Cramps….Don’t Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk….from the Psychedelic Jungle Lp from 1981. Every day I tell Joey, our pooch this, and he never listens.
      32. The Cramps….Can’t Find My Mind….as above, but I don’t tell Joey this as he already knows.
      33. The Cramps….Jungle Hop….as above.


      Thanx for all the phoners, emails, texts and FB messages!!!


      Next week it’s an all Canadian show as we start the long weekend off waving the red maple leaf!!


      Soon to be archived at this link:

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

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


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


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


      There could be an archived show here:

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


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


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


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


      There might be an archived show here:

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

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

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


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

      Download/listen to this show here:

      Check out a post on my website about Bloodshot Bill here:

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

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

      Sownload/listen to that episode here:

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

      Radio Mutation No 30


      L7 – “Scrap”

      The Hardons – “Busted”

      Urge Overkill – “Effigy”

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

      The Jet Boys – “Time Bomb”

      The Vivian Girls – “I Heard You Say”

      The Lyres – “How Do You Know”

      PopDefect – “Cold Shoulder”

      Husker Du – “Love Is All Around”

      Game For Vultures – “Going My Way”

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

      The Real Kids – “Now You Know”

      The Chemical People – “Black Throat”

      The Riverdales – “I Can’t Pretend”

      BUM – “Bullet”

      The A-Bones – “Wah-Hey”

      The Reigning Sound – “Black Sheep”

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

      Purple Wizard – “I’ve Been Wrong”

      The Tough Shits – “Adult Fantasy”



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

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

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

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

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