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    • February 25, 2017 10:09 AM CST
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      Radio What Wave Playlist February 24/2017 Black History Month Special


      Since February is Black History Month, it’s time to do another special on Radio What Wave. This time, we quickly covered a couple of the Canadian bands of African decent that have appeared at the local Sunfest Festival here in London. From there, we covered some of the early Toronto reggae scene, Toronto 60’s soul scene and into the later reggae scene. Then we went to Vancouver for a quick listen to some of their mid 60’s soul/R&B and back to London to cover Joey Hollingsworth, a name you’re going to be hearing a lot about shortly. One of the few punk/new wave combos from this area that featured black performers was The Dice….and we talked about their London Ontario connection. Then it was off to Jamaica for some real reggae! Hope you enjoyed the sounds on this show!


      1. Marcellus Wallace…..Brothers and Sisters….from their self titled debut CD and from London Ontario.
      2. Marcellus Wallace….Movin’ On Up…. As above.  One can only hope the band can get back together as they blew me away when opening up for Barrence Whitfield and The Savages almost 2 years ago!
      3. Mighty Popo…..Turaje….from the Ngagara CD from 2003 and from Ottawa. Canadian Afrobeat!
      4. Tarig Abubakar and the Afro Nubarians…..Yuma….from the Live CD from 1995 and from Toronto. Saw this combo a few times at Sunfest and they always got the crowd up and moving! My favourite show we saw by them, was when they  played the one off Winter Sunfest at the Western Fair and had a building full of people up and groovin’ to the tunes.
      5. Alpha Ya Ya Diallo….Gugha…from his Futur CD from 1996 and based in Vancouver.
      6. Ishan Band…..Egzebier….from the Last Pogo LP and the only non-white, non-punk band on the record.  Recorded in 1978 as part of the closing of the Horseshoe Tavern for punk/new wave combos and there’s an excellent documentary on this event called The Last Pogo and the more recent The Last Pogo Jumps Again, both by Colin Brunton (whom we had on Radio What Wave at the time of the latter’s release). Colin is presently producer of the CBC comedy Schitt’s Creek which is now on Netflix.
      7. Noel Ellis….Memories…from the Jamaica To Toronto Soul Funk and Reggae compilation and we’ll be hearing lots more from this compilation. Noel is the son of legendary Jamaican artist Alton Ellis and this recording is from 1983.
      8. Johnnie Osbourne….African Wake…. As above and from 1974.
      9. Jackie Shane….Dual Trumpet Bounce….from his mid 60’s Live LP on Caravan Records. A big star in the 60’s Toronto soul scene, but troubled due to gender difficulties and disappeared for decades until found for a short time. Flamboyant and talented, Jackie could have been a major star in a different place and time! This LP has been re-ished on the OPM imprint out of Toronto.
      10. Jackie Shane….High Heel Sneakers… above and this LP is from 1967.
      11. Shirley Matthews….Big Town Boy….from the original 7” and a big hit in Canada in1963!
      12. The Majestics….Sweet Soul Music….from the CTV After 4 compilation LP that came out around 1968. This was for the television show of the same name that I watched as a kid. Bought the LP back when it came out and still have it to this day!
      13. Eddie Spencer….If This Is Love…..from the Jamaica To Toronto Soul Funk and Reggae compilation as heard earlier and this track is from 1967.
      14. Jo Jo and the Fugitives…..Chips Chicken Banana Split…..from 1968 and from the same comp as above. Big Thanx to Alicks Gee who was the CHRW Music Director when this comp came out as she introduced me to it and played this tune many times on her Magical Mystery Mondays radio show on CHRW.
      15. Jackie Mitoo….Grand Funk….from the same comp as above and from 1971.
      16. Trials Of Jayson Hoover…..King Size….from the compilation LP The History of Vancouver Rock And Roll Volume 2 and this is the lead track for our short listen to some Vancouver soul. Way different than the Toronto variety as Vancouver was more influenced by the US West coast and even Mexico! This track is from 1966.
      17. Night Train Revue…..Walk On The Wild Side… above and from the mid 60’s.
      18. Little Daddy and The Bachelors…..Too Much Monkey Business….from the same compilation as above and from 1965. This features future comedy star Tommy Chong on lead guitar as does the next track!
      19. Little Daddy and The Bachelors……Junior’s Jerk…..both this, and the above track were from their 1965 7” and on The History of Vancouver Rock And Roll Volume 2 LP.
      20. Joey Hollingsworth…..In The Mood…..from the mid 60’s and played this from Youtube, first time I’ve ever done this on the radio as I don’t own anything by Joey Hollingsworth. Joey is from London and you’ll be hearing lots more about him in the not too distant future.
      21. Joey Hollingsworth…..Little Dandelion….as above. Joey was most known as a tap dancer, appearing on Ed Sullivan, Mr Rogers and many many CBC television appearances.
      22. The Dice….Young and The Wild….from their first 7” from 1980 and were based in Toronto at this time. Punk/new wave trio in which 2 of the band members were black which was pretty well unheard of in Canada at this time. Caught them a few times here in London at the Cedar Lounge. They did a live to air on Fanshawe College radio approx. 1980 and I’ve been searching for a copy of it since hearing it live! Any help appreciated.
      23. The Dice….Typical Lies…..from their 12” from 1983.  Singer/guitarist Gary Lima went on to Fanshawe College as head of the Music Industry Arts program for awhile and drummer Hayden Vialva is currently here in London drumming for blues bands and other projects. We had Hayden on the radio several years back.
      24. The Dice…..Chayla….their hit from their self titled debut LP from 1984. Lots of airplay on Much Music garnered them some success!
      25. Jimmy Cliff….The Harder They Come….from the compilation and the movie of the same name.
      26. Tommy McCook….Work Your Soul….from the compilation CD of the same name and features mid 60’s Trojan recordings from Jamaica.
      27. Lloyd and Glen…..Mini Skirt and Go Go Boots…..from the same compilation as above. Just love the sound on these 2 recordings as it’s so primitive, yet alive and vibrant at the same time!
      28. Boris Gardener……Melting Pot…..from a 1973 LP called Is What’s Happening on the Jamaican Dynamic Sounds label, yet it says licensed by Trans World Records from Montreal on the rear cover.  Very cool Memphis influenced reggae soul!!
      29. Norma Fraser…..Respect….from a Studio One Soul compilation CD and originally released in 1967.
      30. The Maytones…..Sha La La….from the Trojan Records compilation called Tight Rock from the mid 60’s. Way cool compilation LP I picked up the other day.
      31. Fela Kuti…..Zombie…..from his Greatest Hits CD and didn’t get to play the full length as Jessie arrived for his show. Fela is one of my faves and there was a documentary on Netflix recently, that blended footage from the Broadway play about Fela with live footage and interviews with band and management. This song goes out to what is happening south of the border these days.



      Big Thanx for all the emails, facebook messages and phone calls!!  This was a fun show to put together and barely skimmed the surface of Black music. Do yourself a favour, check out your local record haunts and pick up some soul, reggae, blues, Afrobeat and just about any other form of Black music and you might be in for a huge surprise!! Most of the records I’ve been buying lately are by Black artists and I’m really enjoying finding so many musical treasures! It’s great to keep an open ear to different styles of music!


      Next week we’ll be doing a special on London’s Legend Killers, a band that released an EP on What Wave Records as well as appeared on all our compilations but one!  We’ll be playing many studio tracks as well as some audio of their very first club gig here in town from  1985… might really surprise you!!  And we’ve got a stack of new releases just waiting to be  played!


      Here’s a link to the archived show:

    • March 17, 2017 7:48 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist March 17/2017


      1. The Mongrels…..Piece Of Crap….from their demos of a few years back, The Mongrels are playing the SOHO, formerly the Victoria Tavern on Saturday night.
      2. Randall and The Rivieras…..All Work And No Play…brand new demo from this London and north of London trio, that features 3 veterans who have played in (and still do) some really cool local combos… Boy From Nowhere, 63 Monroe and….
      3. TVD….I’d Kiss You Honey But You’re Standing On My Bottom Lip…from the recent Salvation Through Distraction CD.
      4. Bath Salts….Cool Like The Music…from the recent Mardi Gras CD and also from London.
      5. Uranus…..53 Buick….from their very first EP from 1978 and one of the first of the new wave/punk/whatever records to come out of this city.  Uranus were inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame on March 8th. Congrats to Uranus on this well deserved award!!!
      6. Uranus….Handcuffs….. as above
      7. Uranus…..Tommy Get Your Gun…. as above.
      8. Uranus….I’m Wonderful… above.   Frank Ridsdale, one of the Uranus guitarist/vocalist has a show with his Stetson Brothers Band on Saturday at the London Music Club. Also in the band, is Uranus bass player Jerry Fletcher, who plays guitar in the Stetsons.
      9. Dany Laj and the Looks…..Sweet Pretender….from the brand new Alive and Kicking CD and are presently on a North American tour.
      10. Undertones…..Let’s Talk About Girls….from a 1979 7” on Sire Records and part of our St Patty’s Day tribute.
      11. Rudi…..Time To Be Proud….from The Radio Sessions 1979-1981 CD and also from Ireland.
      12. Protex…..Strange Things….from the Strange Obsessions LP on Sing Sing Records released in 2010 with recordings from the late 70’s/early 80’s. Another Irish powerpop combo and these guys played The Cedar Lounge here in London back then.
      13. Death Drive……Firestar……brand new demo from this trio from Montreal.
      14. Light Bulb Alley…..Who Do You Love….from their recent Bright Side Of The Dumpster CD and also from Montreal.
      15. Gruesomes……Bikers From Hell…..from the Hey! CD on Ricochet Sound and a request.
      16. The Hook Up…..Bellringer….from a recent demo and hopefully coming out soon on Transistor 66 Records.
      17. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants…..Hate Van….from a 7” On Speed City Records and they are playing with Flesh Rag Saturday night at the Richmond Tavern.
      18. Paul James Band…..Trespasser….from a 1980 7” on Lick’n’Stick Records. Paul James Band were at the London Music Club last night and were just amazing!!! Smiles all around as everyone had a great time in the packed and sweaty club! Trivia, bass player Mike Theodore is the brother of Robbie Rox, the infamous singer from Toronto.
      19. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons….Scars Of Love….from the cassette Slippery’s Club Hits that came with What Wave 24 and we’ll have copies of this with us at the London Record Show on Sunday March 19th at Centennial Hall.
      20. Coaching For Sara…… Stick With You…..from the 2/10/2017 live to air on Radio What Wave. Catch these guys live if you can as they put on a great powerpop show.
      21. Dahlmanns……Play It….from a brand new 7” on Beluga Records and from Norway.
      22. Rory Gallagher…..Secret Agent Man…..from the Calling Card LP from 1976. On the Chrysalis Record label and features keyboardist Lou Martin, who seems to really propel the band with his frantic keyboard style.
      23. Rory Gallagher…..Souped Up Ford….from the Against The Grain Lp from 1975 and as above.  Ireland’s finest guitarist and the master of the Stratocaster!!!
      24. Matt Lucas…..Movin’ On….from a 7” given to me by Jack Whiteside, guitarist/vocalist for Uranus. Jack worked as Matt’s guitarist for a summer, a learning experience that Jack still uses to this day.
      25. Rockin’ Bobby….Yup Yup Boogie……this one played for about 10 seconds and then the CD quit…..this is 2 shows in a row where this has happened…..both were home burned CD’s.
      26. Leroi Brothers….Darlene Darlene…. From the Lucky Lucky Me Lp from 1985 and features Evan Johns on guitar and vocals. Evan passed away last weekend, way too young!! One heck of a guitar picker and really nice guy whenever we met him.
      27. Evan Johns…..Rollin’ Through The Night….from the LP of the same name from the mid 80’s and recorded in 1982. This record was released on Alternative Tentacles as Jello Biafra was a huge fan of Evan’s! This is probably my fave Evan Johns LP as every track is an absolute gem of a song! Opener Vacation Time is such a classic song and brings the whole element of a vacation out in its lyrics! If you want to peruse the musical library of Evan Johns, this is a great place to start!
      28. Evan Johns…..If I Had My Way….from the self titled LP from 1986 on Jungle Records. I have many records on the Jungle label and all are great rock’n’rollers.
      29. Julian Taylor Band….Heard Good Things….from the recent Desert Star CD and these guys will be at Aeolian Hall on Saturday March 25th. Congrats to Laurie Hamilton for winning the tickets for the show we gave away!
      30. Pacanomad…..Strung Out….from their recent Take It Slow CD and they will be openers for the Julian Taylor Band at Aeolian Hall on the 25th.
      31. DT’s…..What’s Next To The Moon…..from the Hard Soul Hits Volume 1 LP from 2007 on Get Hip Records.
      32. Downbeat 5….Radiates That Charm…..from their self titled CD on SFTRI from 2003 and from Boston.
      33. Hiroshima Hearts…..14 Floors…from their debut CD and we had to cut this out as we went way over time…..


      Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!!!!!   Back again next week, might even have a real pro wrestler on the show as there’s wrestling coming to London next weekend!

      We’ll be at the London Record Show on Sunday March 19th downstairs at Centennial Hall from 11 to 5 with loads of records, CD’s, ephemera, etc ! Come say HEY!!


      Here’s a link to the archived show:


    • March 25, 2017 8:38 AM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist March 24/2017. Special Guest Al The Killer Coulter


      1. TVD….TVD…from their debut CD, Salvation Through Distraction and they are playing tonight at the St Regis Hotel and they will be celebrating the guitarists wife’s birthday, so just about anything might happen!
      2. The Fiends…..30 Something…..local combo who will be playing live to air on next week’s edition of Radio What Wave!!
      3. Blasting Fondas….Saddest Excuse….from a brand new 7” on Beluga Records and from Sweden.
      4. Tommy and The Rockets….Get Ready....another brand new 7” on Beluga Records and these guys come from Denmark.
      5. Dany Laj and the Looks….Defending Champ….from the brand new Alive and Kicking CD and they are on a North America tour right now! We dedicated this song to Al The Killer Coulter, London pro wrestler who joined us later in the show.
      6. Baby Giant…..Summer’s Almost Gone….local talent featuring Shawn McDonald (and his brother) who was in Radio What Wave faves The Fine Print and many many other bands over the years.
      7. Pacanomad…..Shot The Gun….from the recent Take It Slow CD and they will be playing tonight at Aeolian Hall along with….
      8. Julian Taylor Band…..Coke Bottle Candle….from the recent Desert Star CD and from Toronto.
      9. Chuck Berry….Bio….from the LP of the same name where Chuck tells the story of his life. It’s a slow bluesy little number and really shows off some of Chuck’s guitar picking.
      10. Chuck Berry….Maybelline….from The Great Twenty-Eight double LP. This is the song that started it all and set up the prototype for the hits to follow. Believe it or not, this came out in 1955!!! On this particular recording is the genius piano playing of Johnny Johnson (who incidentally was in London about 10 years ago), the rock solid bass playing of song writing legend Willie Dixon, rock solid drumming of Jasper Thomas and soon to be a legend maraca shaker Jerome Green (he helped create the Bo Diddly Beat!).  Absolute killer lineup that set up your basic rock’n’roll band sound that still rules to this day (at least in my books!). Can’t say enough about Johnny Johnson as it was his band that Chuck joined to start it all off. Without those essential piano licks, who knows what would have happened!

      If you only want to get one Chuck Berry LP for your collection. The Great Twenty-Eight is the one to get….all the hits from 1955 right up to 1965. It’s on the Chess label (Chuck’s original record label) and comes as a double LP with a gatefold sleeve with listing of all the musicians on each track (essential for geeks like me) and a few liner notes.

      1. Hiroshima Hearts….The Well….from their debut CD and they will be playing at the SOHO as an afternoon show on Sunday.
      2. Pack AD…..Blackout….from the Funeral Mixtape LP from 2007.
      3. Lauren Agnelli and Dave Rave….Can’t Stop The Rain….from the Confetti CD from 1997 and goes out to Lauren who celebrated a birthday this week! Lauren was a real early contributor to the NYC punk scene and went under the pseudo name of Trixie A Balm in writing for such legendary magazines as Cream, NY Rocker, Village Voice and many others. Later, she formed The Washington Squares, a folk type band that were nominated for a Grammy.
      4. The Secrets….All The Girls In The World….from the OPM CD called Teenage Rampage. Late 70’s Toronto garage/frat combo that were way out of step with the rest of the punk movement at the time. This one goes out to singer Freddy Pompeii who is in the hospital in Philadelphia fighting cancer. We send our best to Freddy!!!!
      5. Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners…..Blast Off….from the brand new re-ish of the 1987 Hot’n’Cold LP. Can’t say enough good things about this band, Ray and the boys put on legendary shows back in the late 80’s, even came to London at least 3 times and left some great memories!!
      6. Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners….Worryin’ Kind….as above, just couldn’t play one song from this long time fave LP of mine!
      7. Bloodshot Bill and The Hubcaps…..Touch Me….from the Crazy Fever CD that came out in 2003. This is prior to Bill going solo and touring the world on what seems like a non-ending cycle! If Bloodshot Bill comes to your town, he’ll put on a wild and sweaty show that you won’t forget!
      8. Catl….Gotta Thing For You….from the Soon This Will All Be Gone CD from a couple years back. Another band you gotta check out live if they ever come to your town! They’ve put on many a killer show with Bloodshot Bill, but recently they’ve been doing more and more trips way down south to Clarksdale, where the legends say the blues all started!
      9. Foreign Objects….Wrestling Is Real….from the Not Too Cool CD and recorded in 1981. This Boston area combo did a lot of wrestling and television related tunes back in that time period and this one is to start the wrestling portion of the show.
      10. Foreign Objects….Rock and Wrestling Roll…. As above.
      11. Tijuana Bibles….Custom Made Man…from the Custom Made CD and there might be a Leather Upper involved in this project!. Right about this time, Al The Killer Coulter arrived to talk wrestling and about the huge show happening on Sunday night at the London Music Hall. SMASH Wrestling is returning to London and they finally have a big enough venue to fit the people in comfortably! I’ve gone to several SMASH shows here in London and they’ve all been good entertainment value for the money. There’s always a few guys from the big leagues and this time is no exception as Colt Cabana, Cody Deaner, Tyson Dux, Davey Richards and many other big names will be at the show. Al layed it on the line and told us what he was going to do the young punks he and his partner Mr Atlantis were facing! I wouldn’t want to be one of those young punks!! Al also mentioned there were going to be a few surprises, but wouldn’t give out any hints…
      12. Fred Blassie….Pencil Neck Geeks…..from the Rhino LP from the late 70’s and a special request by Al The Killer Coulter…..believe me, whatever Al wants, he gets!!!
      13. The Dictators….Borneo Jimmy….New York New York CD on ROIR Records and Al was talking about working with Jimmy Snuka so this kind of fit in.


      Big Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!! And a HUGE thanx to all that came up to say HEY at the London Record Show last weekend!!! That was a blast!

      And a HUGE THANX to Al The Killer Coulter for making time to chat with us on air about all things wrestling. If you haven’t figured it out, I’m a huge wrestling fan for Ring Of Honor and Lucha Underground wrestling leagues!


      Next week, we’ve got a live to air to kick things off as The Fiends are going to be playing live just after 4PM if everything works out technically! There’s a TON of work that goes on in the background to make these things happen and I’d like to thank our tech crew in advance as they are the best!!


      You can catch the archived show at:




    • April 1, 2017 9:37 AM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist March 31/2017    Fiends Live To Air


      This show is dedicated to Rory The Wonder Dog, our pal of 15 and a half years that passed earlier this week. Over the years, Rory had met many of the bands that stayed over at our place and always made everyone feel welcome!

      And we had a live to air with the Fiends, who were a ton of fun to have on air! And this is an all London Ontario show as we work our way into Jack Richardson Music Week starting on Sunday.


      1. Baby Giant…..Radio Youth…..brand new download from our pal Shawn McDonald who has been in many fine bands.
      2. The Fiends…..Falling In Line….this was part of our live to air.
      3. The Fiends….Never Old…. As above
      4. The Fiends….Vacation….as above.
      5. The Fiends….Trending…. as above.
      6. The Fiends….30 Something…. As above.
      7. Hurricane and Able…The Leaves On The Ground….from The Last Temptation download from 2013. Right around this time, Fiends members Jamie Dean and Darryl James came on air to talk about the band and let us know about their next show happening July 8th at SOHO here in London. They also have a CD out that you should be able to get at Grooves very soon and the usual download methods.
      8. The Fine Print….Tonite…from their Standing Out CD from a few years back.
      9. The Comos….She Doesn’t Care….from their 2006 CD, Bandwidth
      10. Boy From Nowhere….Tonite….recorded live at The Dawg House here in London 11/26/16 and they will be opening for UIC on Saturday April 8th at Call The Office.
      11. UIC….Heartache…from the Wiseman Sessions LP and they will play for the first time here in London in many years! Next week we’ll have one or 2 members of UIC on air to talk about the show and maybe some history.
      12. Can Too’s….I Don’t Wanna Shake Your Hand….from their only CD and from 2005.
      13. Giggleswitch….Pollyethylene….from theie Lucky CD from 2007 and they have reformed and played a show or 2.
      14. Generics….Oh Well…..from a 1983 recording and originally by The Demics.
      15. The Demics….Heart Of The City…..from a live recording from 1978 at the Cedar Lounge.
      16. Uranus….You’re So Square….from their single on Trilogy Records that made the top 10 radio charts across Canada in April 1980. Uranus will be inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame on Sunday April 9th as part of the awards night. They will be playing a short live set as part of the show. This will be a free show, in the London Music Hall, starts at 7 and should be over by 10PM or so. This is a really good opportunity to check out some of London’s amazing talent!
      17. Shakey Jack….Won’t See You No More….from The Demics Covers CD that came out several years back and was compiled by original Demics drummer Nick Perry.
      18. Positively Stompin’….Nashville Dreamin’…from the Junk Drawer CD that came out in 1993. Couple of former UIC members and a Legend Killer and his brother play some country rock type tunes.
      19. Jane Doe….There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop…..single from the mid 80’s that features a lot of the local musicians from the time period.
      20. The Haunted…..Mona….from a 7” and this goes out to Jurgen Peter, guitarist and founder of The Haunted who passed away earlier this week.
      21. The Haunted….1 2 5….from a 7” on the Amy label.  This is the song that put The Haunted on the map of 60’s garage bands. Covered by just about every band and just one of the greatest songs of the era!
      22. The Mongrels…..All Systems Go….from their 2013 demo and they will be doing their once a month shot at the Richmond Tavern on Sunday from 4 till 7PM. Then they are playing Wednesday April 5th at Rumrunners along with 63 Monroe and the Black Donnellys as part of a pub crawl as part of the Jack Richardson Music Week here in London. There are about 7 clubs downtown all featuring local talent that night. Some of the shows start at 7PM and others start at 9PM and all free. We’ll be at Rumrunners to see Mongrels, 63 Monroe and Black Donnellys!
      23. 63 Monroe….Weekend Punx….recorded live at The Dawghouse 11/26/2016.
      24. The Dropouts…..Bored Stiff….from their debut CD from 2003.
      25. The Black Holes….One Cup Of Coffee….recorded live at the Brunswick many years back.
      26. Pink Cadillac Scat Cats….Ain’t No Rest For Elvis….from the Rip It Up CD and we had these guys on a live to air last July to celebrate Nick Perry’s birthday.
      27. Larry Lee and the Leesures…..Odd Man Out….from their self titled LP from 1965 and a song sometimes covered by The Black Holes and this one should have been recorded by The Cramps as it’s definitely in their style.
      28. Nihilist Spasm Band…..This Is A Test….from London Ontario’s longest running band???
      29. Sheep Look Up…..Propaganda Train…..unreleased demo from this band that was inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame last year.
      30. Suffer Machine…..Suffer Machine….from the LP of the same name and released in 1986.
      31. Flying Squad….Brian Mulroney…..a demo about our former Prime Minister.
      32. Strait Jacket…Dance To The Beat Machine….from a 7” from the mid 80’s.


      Huge Thanx to the Fiends for taking the time to come in to play live to air here on Radio What Wave. And a Huge Thanx to Adam and his crew for making it sound so good!

      Next week we’ve got one, possibly 2 members of UIC coming on air live to talk about the UIC reunion show happening next Saturday, April 8th with Boy From Nowhere and Myrtle Earl!!

      And this coming week, starting Sunday April 2nd is Jack Richardson London Music Week with literally TONS of events happening. Check facebook for all the details.

      Here’s a link to the archived show:


    • April 7, 2017 8:42 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Extra Long Show Playlist April 7/2017


      We started this show at 3:30 (Thanx to our Program Director Ando for giving us the extra time!) and the first half hour was pretty much all Uranus recordings. Uranus recordings as they will be inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame this Sunday. The show is happening at the London Music Hall, starts at 7PM and is a free show! Hope to see lots of you out at this event!

      Then around 4PM we did the world radio premier of 63 Monroe’s latest LP, Jeff, which is dedicated to the late Jeff Depew, drummer in many of London’s finest bands over the last 20 or so years!

      Then we had a special guest in Dave Dysart, guitarist for UIC who are returning to London Ontario for the first time in about 25 years! Dave is the new guy, but familiar to most of us via The Supreme Bagg Team and he has worked with most of the members of UIC in other projects over the years. We yammered like 2 old farts after having way too many beers and had a lot of laughs. Learned a few things too!! UIC will be at Call The Office on Saturday night with Boy From Nowhere and Myrtle Earle.


      1. Uranus....Highschool….recorded live at the Embassy Hotel 3/22/1982 and broadcast on CHRW. Probably recorded live by Peter Moore.
      2. Uranus….Route 66….live recording from a car show in Toronto and broadcast on CFNY, probably 1980.
      3. Uranus….Around And Around….recorded live at Kellys Boogie Parlour and broadcast over the airwaves of CKSL here in London….early 80’s? Kellys later became Bullwinkles, which became Hard Times, then a mall and much later Salt Lounge and even later….
      4. Uranus….Maybe Baby…..recorded live at Call the Office 10/27/12 as part of the Graphic Underground: London 1977-1990 art show and extravaganza.
      5. Uranus…..Secret Agent…. As above.
      6. Uranus….You’re So Square….from the 1980 Trilogy LP You’re So Square….this is the song that made top 10 across Canada and number 3 on CKSL in 1980.
      7. Uranus….53 Buick….from the You’re So Square LP
      8. Uranus….Along The Watchtower…. As above.
      9. 63 Monroe….Punk Rock Goalie….from the brand new LP called Jeff, for late drummer Jeff Depew. This is most likely the radio debut as the record just came out this past Wednesday when 63 Monroe played at Rumrunners as part of the Jack Richardson London Music week. Also on the bill that eve was The Mongrels and Black Donnellys.  Great turnout and a really fun eve of music!
      10. UIC….Pushed In To The Hole….from the brand new Wiseman Sessions that came out on Yeah Right Records. The record release party is happening Saturday night at Call The Office and at this point, we were joined by Dave Dysart, guitar player for UIC.
      11. Boy From Nowhere….. Southward Bound….recorded live at the Dawghouse, 11/26/16 and the Boy are one of 2 (the other Myrtle Earle) combos opening up for UIC on Saturday night.
      12. Boy From Nowhere….Back In The USA….. as above.
      13. The Supreme Bagg Team…. Crankin’ With Elvis….from the Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood LP on OG Records from 1989. The Bagg Team was a band that Dave Dysart was in and they appeared on a couple of What Wave compilation cassettes as well. In my opinion, my fave tune by these guys and this shoulda been a hit!!
      14. The Supreme Bagg Team….20th Century Dog Faced Boy….from their only longplayer, Stereo on OG Records.
      15. UIC….Light It And Fly….from the Wiseman Sessions LP.
      16. UIC….Outta Hand….from the Wiseman Sessions LP.
      17. UIC….Green Lady…..from the Wiseman Sessions LP.
      18. UIC…2 + 2….from a rarities CD that Dave brought and most likely from the Accusonic demos from 1985.
      19. UIC….Blade In The Back…. As above.
      20. UIC…..Who’ll Start The End….. as above.
      21. UIC….Cure The War…. As above.
      22. UIC…..Our Garage….recorded live at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto 9/16 and the only recording we have of Dave in the band.  Dave Dysart has only played 2 shows so far with UIC, but as he says, rehearsed a TON of times!
      23. UIC….Crop Dusting….live recording from Call The Office 3/16/1985. This one goes out to regular listener Mike Burton as he phoned to ask if UIC was going to play this tune at the show.
      24. UIC…..Shamrock Bang…. As above.
      25. UIC…..I Got Nerve…. As above.
      26. UIC…..Let’s Work Together…. As above
      27. UIC….Telephone…. as above.
      28. UIC…..Nashville Dreamin’….from the Our Garage LP on Fringe Records.
      29. UIC….All Together Now…. As above.
      30. UIC…..You Drive Mad…. As above.
      31. UIC...I’m Alive… as above
      32. The Chickens….Chicken Ride….from the Prepare To Plug In CD from 2000. 4/5 of this band was UIC and this same 4/5 are in the present UIC…..make sense?   Ken Mikalauskas was the other guitar player in The Chickens,  he moved out east and Dave Dysart came in when UIC reformed to do one show a year ago. Since then, they’ve played one more and Saturday marks their 3rd show!
      33. The Chickens….White Squirrel Town…. As above. We played this song as UIC will most likely be playing this on Saturday night.
      34. UIC….Rich Kids….from the Wiseman Sessions and we had to fade this out as we more than ran out of time.


      Huge Thanx to Dave Dysart for taking the time to come onair and yammer about UIC and things from days gone by. Hope you listeners had as much fun as I did!!!


      Sunday is the annual Jack Richardson London Music Awards happening at London Music Hall. Uranus will be inducted into the hall of fame that night and play a couple of songs live. We're nominated in one of the categories....and it's free!   See you on Sunday night!


      Next week will be a Good Friday show and we’ll continue with the almost all local tunes with a few new releases that have been dropped off at HQ…..Thanx to all the bands that take the time to send us stuff!!!


      Here’s a link to the archived show:



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      Radio What Wave Playlist For Friday April 14th All Local Edition

      Yet another all local edition as the Jack Richardson London Music Awards were held on Sunday. Our good pals Uranus were inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame.


      1. Fiends….Falling In Line….from their self titled debut CD and they were live to air on the March 31st edition of Radio WW.
      2. Boy From Nowhere….Wild In The Streets….live recording from 11/26/2016 at the Dawghouse here in London. Coincidentally, Boy From Nowhere was playing live at exactly this time at the Really Good, Good Friday show in Exeter Ontario.
      3. Boy From Nowhere….Tonight…. as above.
      4. Randall and the Rivieras….All Work And No Play….brand new demo from this band of long time London/Exeter gang of lunatics.
      5. Randall and the Rivieras….Drinkin’ From The Well…. As above
      6. TVD….I’d Kiss You Honey But You’re Standing On My Bottom Lip….from the recent Salvation Through Distraction CD.
      7. 63 Monroe…You Can’t See It….from the brand new Jeff LP from this longtime London combo.
      8. Mogs….Gravy Train….from a mid 90’s demo from this combo formed by the late Rob Munro. A couple of years back, Rob finally released this as a CD with a brand new band. Rob passed away not long after the release.
      9. Excelsior….Pornos….from the 2015 Punk Floyd EP.
      10. Terminal Wallys….City Saviour….from the 2007 CD, The New Old School. Street punk from the east end of London Ontario and proud of it.
      11. Bill Durst….Devil’s Man…..from a 7” on Axe Records from 1980. Bill was in Thundermug and still plays to this day.
      12. Marcellus Wallace…Dollar Bill….from a CD a couple of years back. Only got to see them once, opening for Barrence Whitfield and the Savages and both bands put on killer shows.
      13. Pacanomad…..Paranoid…from the recent Take It Slow CD.  Caught them at the Aeolian Hall a couple weeks back and they put on a great show.
      14. Jim Ashby….Speed City….from a re-issue 7” on Speed City Records. Originally came out back in 1970.
      15. Frank Ridsdale….Little Red Riding Hood….from a live to air on Radio WW, 10/13/2016
      16. Feast Of The Mau Maus….Young Al Gleason…..from a live recording at Joe Kools, 7/84. Al Gleason was mayor of London many years ago.
      17. 10 Heads….Mood Elevator….from the Swimming and Singing CD from 2001. This band has re-formed with a couple of new members under the name 10 Heads On 10 and put on a great live show.
      18. J Geils…..It Ain’t Nothin’ But A House Party….from the 1973 Bloodshot LP. This goes out to guitarist J Geils who passed away earlier this week.
      19. J Geils….It Ain’t What You Do….from the 1971 The Morning After LP.
      20. J Geils….Love-it is….from the 1975 Hotline LP.  Some may remember that Canadian white soul combo Mandala recorded this a few years prior to the J Geils version. Both are great party inducing originals.
      21. Bath Salts…Cool Like The Music…..from the recent Mardi Gras CD.
      22. Coaching For Sara…..These People….from the debut self titled Cd from last year. We had Coaching For Sara doing a live to air on Radio WW a couple months back.
      23. The Mongrols….Plastic Girl…from the Four Whom The Bell Tolls EP that came with What Wave zine #16 from 1988. Not to be confused with the present day Mongrels (note spelling difference)
      24. Uranus….Secret Agent Man…from their 1980 7” on Trilogy Records and Uranus were inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame on Sunday.
      25. B Girls….Fun At The Beach….from a 1979 7” on Bomp Records and features Londoner Marcy Saddy on the drums.
      26. The Thing From Outer Space….Apache…from their recent self titled debut CD.
      27. Dragsville…..Royal Drag….from a 2015 dowload and features a couple members of The Fine Print.
      28. Ruth’s Hat……Rock’n’Roll 2006….from the Nostalgic For Now CD from 2006.
      29. Condo Christ….Weekend Punx…from the 1986 CHRW compilation LP London Underground.
      30. The Terminals…..Spiderman….from their We Killed CD and this stopped about 10 seconds into the song for some odd reason.
      31. Heart Attack Kids….Eh Ok…from their EP on Speed City/ It’s Trash Records.
      32. The Finks….Now….from their self released single from 1987.
      33. The Zellots….Soldiers….from their 1980 demo recordings.


      Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!!! And a HUGE thanx to all at the UIC/Boy From Nowhere/Myrtle Earl show that came up to say how much they enjoyed last week’s show!!! All these kudos are really helping with my sanity right now!!!

      Next week…’s gonna be another special; Teenage Rampage On A Seniors Discount!!!!  Gonna screw the Canadian content and just play what I really love for one show only, and drool and rant about the songs/combos! You might hear music by such combos as; The Cramps, Flamin’ Groovies, Fleshtones and who knows what else.


      Here’s a link to the archived show:


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