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    • December 29, 2018 10:01 AM CST
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      Radio What Wave Playlist December 28/2018


      A little bit of a look back at 2018 with some of the bands that came to  London Ontario and a few new releases from 2018. Definitely not a best of 2018, as I only know about the music I like and listen to.

      1. The Zellots….On The Dole….from the flexi from about a year ago and Vancouver sessions from 78/79 with original vocalist Heather Haley.
      2. Duotang…Nostalgia’s A Vice….from the New Occupation release from 2016. Duotang, The Shanks and Bath Salts played a very poorly attended show at Call The Office sometime this fall. All bands put on Excellent shows! This show was so poorly attended, I was the only one there (besides staff and band members) for the first 2 bands. Not the first time this has happened to me, probably not the last.
      3. Titus Turner…..Build A Bridge (Not A Wall)….from the Sound Off release on Bear Family Records and originally recorded back in 1961. Timely release for what’s going on right now and this was supposed to be the start of the show but somehow, we ended up starting early.
      4. UN Jefferson….Everything Is Alright….from their brand new self titled release and they are in town at Rumrunners tonight.
      5. UN Jefferson…..Testify…. as above.
      6. UN Jefferson….Shine On Me…. as above.
      7. UN Jefferson….Monday Morning….as above. Right around here Ajay from the band called in and after some technical issues, we had the interview with a few audio issues.
      8. UN Jefferson…Stand and Deliver…. As above.
      9. Marcellus Wallace….Movin’ On Up….from their only release and this band was Ajay’s project prior to UN Jefferson. As Ajay said, they’ll be playing some of the songs from this release.
      10. Tami Neilson…..Miss Jones….from the Sassafrass! release from this year. Tami did an Amazing show at the Aeolian Hall a few weeks back!
      11. Tami Neilson….Kitty Cat….as above. Tami is presently based in New Zealand, but she’s a Canadian native and as a youngster, was part of the Neilson Family band that toured across North America and had several hits. When in Canada, her younger brother plays bass and acts as the band leader.
      12. Charles Bradley….I Feel A Change….from his 2018 Black Velvet release. The Screaming Eagle of Soul passed away in 2017.
      13. Charles Bradley…Stay Away…. As above.
      14. Sheesham, Lotus and Son…..Swimming Blues….from The High Stepping Music Of…release. SL and Son played at the Victoria last January and put on a highly entertaining show; part superb musicianship and part comedy!  This was the last show we saw at the now defunct Victoria.
      15. Newport Electric….Shake Your Blues….from their recent Thin Wild Mercury release and from London Ontario.
      16. John Jordan….London Girl….brand new, and John was right on the money when he figured we’d dig this one! Kinda powerpoppy and definite local connection!!
      17. Cordcalling….Ransomed Felon….brand new single from this local duo.
      18. Reverend Horton Heat…..Viva Las Vegas….from the recent Whole New Life release, and they were in town a couple months back. Igor and the Red Elvises opened the show, and were the evening’s highlight for me!
      19. Dany Laj and the Looks….Left Right To One…..their latest single and there is now a video for this tune. Dany Laj and the Looks opened up for Teenage Head at Call The Office a few months back and put on another great show!
      20. The Mods….Step Out Tonight….from the Reactions LP on Ugly Pop Records which features late 70’s recordings from this band that was based in Toronto. Caught them twice at the Cedar Lounge many years ago.
      21. Kurt Baker…..Out Dancing….from a brand new release on Beluga Records out of Sweden.
      22. Shoobies…..Girl Or Gator….from the Never Mind The Hardcore download and they are from London Ontario.
      23. Jon Spencer….Time To Be Bad….from his recent Jon Spencer Sings The Hits release.
      24. Peter and the Wolves….Hot Foot Woman….from their recent Howlin’ and Prowlin’ release. They played the Richmond a few months back, 3 ultra long rockin’ sets that had the whole joint dancing and having fun!
      25. Peter and the Wolves….Drive All Night… as above.
      26. Catl….Superfly Lady….from their recent Bide My Time Until I Die release and they played Call The Office a few months back.
      27. Atomic Tomb…..Great Satan America….from Toronto and this song sums up what’s going on in the news right now!
      28. Chocolate Watchband….Trouble Every Day…from the soon to be released Time Is My Voice on Dirty Water Records and their first release in about 50 years!  Who’d a thought this band would return, get political, yet sound almost as good as their prime half a century ago!!!
      29. Chocolate Watchband…..Baby Blue…..from about 1966 and a long time fave!
      30. Chocolate Watchband….No Way Out…. As above.
      31. Chocolate Watchband….I’m Not Like Everybody Else… above.


      Thanx to Ajay Massey for taking the time to talk with us about UN Jefferson at Rumrunners tonight! And Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages, texts and Heys!!!

      Back again in 2019 in the same time slot with a whole bunch more noise to annoy!! Our next show will look back at 1978....40 years later! Happy New Year!


      Someday, there could be an archived show here: (just about the time it rains money upon my noggin')

    • January 5, 2019 12:21 PM CST
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      Radio What Wave Playlist January 4/2019


      The first show of 2019, and instead of playing a bunch of songs from 2018, we go back 40 years and play songs only from 1978 and yammer about those times.


      1. Sex Pistol…..Problems….from their Never Mind The Bollocks release, which technically came out at the end of 1977, but few heard it before 1978. And upon first listen, it was nothing like what the media was trying to shove down our throats. Guitars that crunch, snotty vocals that cut through, throbbing bass and loud drums all sonically mixed to perfection! Fuck what the media says, I want on this bandwagon!
      2. The Diodes….Tired Of Waking Up Tired….from the recent Rarities release and 40 years ago, The Diodes were fighting snowstorms in their futile attempt to tour the US. Chicago with The Ramones and The Runaways made up for the weather cancelled shows!
      3. The Ugly….One Foot In The Gutter….from the Disorder release on OPM records that collects unreleased recordings from this Toronto thug combo. When they were all out of jail, they made some righteous noise!
      4. The Viletones….Swastika Girl….from the A Taste Of Honey release on OPM Records and also on their second EP. Toronto’s other thug combo, and the more remembered one.
      5. The Secrets….Suzie Peroxide….from the Teenage Rampage release on OPM Records and this is The Viletones and Johnny Diode without Steven Leckie. A frat rock band that coulda and should gone far if drugs hadn’t intervened.
      6. The Mods….Step Out Tonight….from the Reactions release on Ugly Pop and a 7” that came out in 1978. These guys played the Cedar Lounge twice (second time they were re-named The News as there were other Mods out there) and were so much fun to see live! Singer Greg was always super animated and local photog Bob Gliddon was able to catch them live and on film.
      7. The Scenics….In The Summer….from their In The Summer release and singer guitar/bass player Andy had a record store here in London in the mid 80’s.
      8. The Cads….Do The Cadwalk….from a 7” EP and from Toronto.
      9. Cardboard Brains….Babies Run My World….from the Last Pogo LP and my fave song by this combo! The Last Pogo Jumps Again documentary is a great overview of the Toronto and area scene from this era.
      10. Simply Saucer….Bullet Proof Heart….from the Cyborgs Revisited release and took until 1989 for this to be released by The Mole in Hamilton. Once released, Simply Saucer finally got (and still does) get the recognition they deserved. Played this as Treat Me Like Dirt is the chorus (?) of this one, the name of the book by Liz Worth that documents the Toronto and area punk/new wave era.
      11. Simply Saucer….I Can Change My Mind….from their lone 7” on  Pig Records and for years was the only existence of this band on any media.
      12. Teenage Head….Top Down….the 1978 version of this song, what I refer to as the Beach Boys version due to the background harmony vocals and car/motorcycle noises in the intro. One of my fave records!
      13. The Demics….Talk’s Cheap….live recording from the Cedar Lounge in 1978. The Blue Boot was renamed the Cedar Lounge in June 1978 and kept that name until closing May 1 1982. It was London’s first exclusive punk/new wave/whatever music venue. Huge Thanx to Frank and Jack from Uranus for talking the owners into hosting rock’n’roll bands over the bluegrass that was playing there.
      14. The Demics….Possibilities…. as above.
      15. Elvis Costello….Radio Radio…from his This Year’s Model release and EC played Alumni Hall in October of 1978. I stupidly didn’t go as I didn’t think EC was punk enough for me….
      16. Elvis Costello….Miracle Man…from the Live at the El Mocambo and broadcast over CHUM FM in early 1978. The Diodes did a similar broadcast around the same time and there were some politics involved.
      17. Goddo….Kiss My Whip….from the Who Cares? Release and all about Carole Pope from Rough Trade. Goddo were taking a bit of a swipe at the Toronto punk scene as they were totally ignoring Goddo and considered them the dinosaurs of the era.  I rather like early Goddo and my buddy Derek and I caught them all 3 nights the first time they played at Ye Olde City Hall here in London. We even had Greg jump on our table to do a solo and we had to hold the table so he didn’t go flying off into the crowd. Think that was the third night when the place was filled with bikers and their women.
      18. Battered Wives…..Daredevil….from their first long player and they opened up for Elvis Costello at Alumni Hall. They weren’t really part of the punk scene, but got tossed into it for their name and attitude. Toronto premier tub thumper Cleave Anderson was in this band.
      19. X Ray Spex….Oh Bondage Up Yours…..a fave of just about everyone that was into this music back in 1978 and from a 7”.
      20. Venus and the  Razorblades…..I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are….from the Songs From The Sunshine Jungle release and this was a Kim Fowley project.
      21. Blondie….One Way Or Another….from the Parallel Lines release and one of those records that everyone owned back then. Clem Burke held down the beat on the tubs and is still playing to this day and one of the best!
      22. The Ramones….Something To Do….from the Road To Ruin release and this is the lineup that played Centennial Hall back in May 1980. Demics opened and the kids came out of the woodwork for this one!
      23. The Saints….Know Your Product….from the Eternally Yours release and the horns added so much power to the sound on this one! Their first long player is one of my fave albums from the era!
      24. Graham Parker…..Hey Lord Don’t Ask Me Questions….from the Parkerilla release and Nick Perry and I went to Hamilton last summer to catch Graham and Brinsley Schwarz, a great show!
      25. TRB….Grey Cortina…from the TRB2 release and a fave for its “8 track blazin’ Brucie Springsteen, bomber jacket dressed to kill” line! In North America we had the rednecks cruisin’ in Cameros filled with smoke and rolling down their windows to  yell out ‘ Hey Devo’ or ‘Hey faggot, nice leotards’ at us punk rockers. I was usually able to run pretty quick or they couldn’t be bothered bashing my head in as I was a skinny runt and not worth the effort.
      26. Devo….Uncontrollable Urge…from their first release and a real ear opener at the time. Radically different from everything else at the time, and a new form of art!
      27. Devo….Satisfaction…. as above and couldn’t resist spinning 2 by these guys.
      28. The Vibrators…..Into The Future….from the Pure Mania release, that actually came out in 1977, but this was one of my fave records to listen to in 1978. Fast and frantic guitars with hooks galore and quick to the point songs that begged for repeated listens! They finally came to London, 1992, The Electric Banana on Clarence St.
      29. Siouxsie and the Banshees……Hong Kong Garden….from The Scream release and another that got played way too many times! The guitar sounds on this blow me away every time!! And Siouxsie was every young punkers wet dream!
      30. The Curse….Killer Bees….from their only 7” and it came with 2 different sleeves. The Curse were also Toronto’s first all female punk combo. They played at Forest City Gallery here in London in the fall of 1977 and meat was tossed around.
      31. Pointed Sticks…..What Do You Want Me To Do….from a 7” and these guys played The Cedar for a weekend as well as opening for Teenage Head when they did their live to air on CHRW back in 1980. Does anyone know if the audio for Pointed Sticks aired? Or was recorded?
      32. The Real Kids…..Better Be Good….from a recent Crypt release and recorded live at The Rat in Boston back in 1978. Had to cut this one down as we ran outta time….


      HUGE Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, FB messages, texts and Heys!!! There was so much more music that coulda and shoulda been played as 1978 was the era that the doors opened and the crazies were able to make music and it got out to the masses! That era sure didn’t last long!


      Back again next week with a few requests and who knows what else.

    • January 12, 2019 6:59 PM CST
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      Radio What Wave Playlist January 11/2019


      1. UIC….Shamrock Bang….from the recent Our Garage release, that has been remastered and is on the Like 90 Records label.
      2. Shoobies….Spy Kill Tito….from their recent Never Mind The Hardcore release and from London.
      3. Atomic 7…..Daddy’s Little World…from the En Hillbilly Caliente release on Mint Records from 2004.
      4. Thing From Outer Space….Penetration….from their latest download and they had a show last night at the Rec Room.
      5. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet….Spy School Graduation Theme….from a 7” on Estrus Records from 1991.
      6. Man Or Astoman….Nitrous Burnout….from there Is It… release from 1993 and also on the Estrus Label.
      7. Johnny Guitar Watson….Space Guitar…from the compilation Loose Ends that came out on the Union Pacific label…non-legit boot.
      8. Huevos Racheros….Endsville….from a 7” from 1991 and also on the Estrus label.
      9. The Swanks….Ghost Train…from 1968 and the compilation The Madness Invasion and there was several volumes of this.  Probably my favourite insto track!
      10. The Mortals…. Disintegration……from a 1991 7” and also on the Estrus label…detecting a pattern here?
      11. The Rizdales…Honky Tonk Honeymoon….from their latest release Lucky Enough and they are playing today at the Richmond.
      12. Ginger St James…..Please Mr Driver….from the Diesel and Pease release and from Hamilton.
      13. Tami Neilson… Miss Jones…from her latest release Sassafrass.
      14. Charles Bradley….Victim Of Love….from his last release Black Velvet.
      15. Pursuit Of Happiness….I’m An Adult Now….from the 12” version and they were in town last night.
      16. The Odds….Someone Who’s Cool….from their 1996 Nest release and they were in town with Pursuit Of Happiness.
      17. Newport Electric….Dance To The Beat….from their latest release, Thin Wild Mercury and they are from London.
      18. Neverbetters……Devil In White….from their latest download and are also from London.
      19. John Jordan….London Girl….from a brand new download.
      20. The Only Ones…..Another Girl Another Planet…from their 1979 Special View release.
      21. XTC…..Radios In Motion….from their self titled release and a request from last week.
      22. Captain Beefheart…..Floppy Boot Stomp….from the Batchain Puller release.
      23. The Saints…..No Time….from their I’m Stranded release and from 1977.
      24. The Saints….Kissin’ Cousins…. As above.
      25. UIC….New Race…from the recently remastered Like 90 release and on the Like 90 Records label.
      26. The Chickens….White Squirrel Town….from their Prepare To Plug In release and from 2000.
      27. MC5….Shakin’ Street….from their High Time release from 1979.
      28. The Honey Combs…..Have I The Right….from a 10” EP and for Drummer Honey Lantree who passed away this week.
      29. The Hollies….Bus Stop….from a 7” and for Eric Haydock, long time bass player for The Hollies who passed away this week.
      30. The Hollies….Look Through Any Window….from their EP collection and as above.
      31. Joe Strummer…..Letsagetabitarockin’…..from the brand new Joe Strummer 001 release.
      32. Joe Strummer…..Keys To Your Heart….as above.
      33. Brown Hornets…..Drug Mule….from their self released release from 2007 and they were from Oshawa.



      Big Thanx for all the crazy phone calls, emails, messages and Heys!!! That’s what keeps us going….back again next week with a bunch of request, some Big Chief (for Phil Durr who passesd away) and some SF garagerock (for Tom Guido who passed away this week) and lots more!!


    • January 19, 2019 2:31 PM CST
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      Radio What Wave Playlist January 18/2019


      1. Budokan……The Right On Girl….from their Spin A Little Gold release from a few years back and from Victoria BC. Nice powerpop to open this edition.
      2. Twin Fin….City Of Sin….from their Whiskey Wine and Venom Love release and they are playing at Winks tonight here in London Ontario.
      3. Dustaphonics…..When You Gonna Learn….from their Party Girl release on Dirty Water Records from a coupla years ago. Meant to play a different track, but this one is just as good!
      4. Condition….Ghost Train….from It Came From Canada Volume 2, in a series of 5 releases put out by OG Records in the late 80’s. Defining cool Canadian indy combos! Condition were from Montreal, released at least 2 long players. Remember seeing them at Call The Office, and they set up all tables that night for this jazz/blues/trad combo.
      5. UN Jefferson….Testify…from their recent self titled debut release and we had singer Ajay on the phone a couple shows back.
      6. Kman and the 45’s….Piece Of The Action….from their recent self titled release and from Montreal.
      7. Shoobies….Flat….from their Nevermind The Hardcore release.
      8. Mack MacKenzie and Chip Kinman…It's Not Worth It...from their recent Cua Tro De Los Angeles release and all money from this goes to the recently passed Tony Kinman’s widow to help with expenses. Chip and Tony are infamous for their Dils and Rank & File combos.
      9. Eugene Ripper….Nothern Train….from the recent Fast Folk Underground 5 release and Eugene is a vet from the late 70’s with Stark Naked and The Fleshtones that used to play here in London.
      10. Jerry Jerry and the Sons Of Rhythm Orchestra….You’ve Lost That Radical Look….from the It Came From Canada Volume 1 release. JJ and the Sons were the hardest drinking band we ever came across and based in Edmonton.
      11. UIC….Nashville Dreamin’…from the recently re-ished Our Garage that is now out in all formats except 8 track and DAT.
      12. UIC….Lockjaw Bay….from the recently re-ished Live Like 90 live recording from Lee’s Palace. Like above and should be available at most record stores.
      13. UK Subs….CID….from the Another Kind Of Blues release from 1979 and went out to Mike to warm him up in his garage.
      14. Urban Dogs….Limo Life….from a 1983 7” that features the Subs Charlie Harper and Vibrators Knox amongst others. Sure sounds like the Subs to me!
      15. UK Subs….Tomorrow’s Girls….from the Another Kind Of Blues release and again for Mike.
      16. Big Chief….Brake Torque….from a 1989 7” and goes out to lead guitarist Phill Durr who passed away last week. These guys blew me away when I first heard them, punk meets funk meets super hard guitars courtesy of Phil.
      17. Big Chief….500 Reasons….from the Face release on Sub Pop and think this was the first long player from this combo.
      18. Big Chief….Superstupid….from the above 7” and my fave Big Chief song! The artwork on their releases is phenomenal and well worth checking out if you ever come across any.
      19. Panic….Can’t Cope….from their self released long player from 2013 and features Londoner Greg Sweetland on the thick strings.
      20. Peter and the Wolves….Hot Foot Woman….from their recent Howlin’ and Prowlin’ release and from Calgary.
      21. Catl….Baby You All Wrong….from their latest, Bide My Time Until I Die.
      22. DT’s….Don’t Mess With Cupid…from a 7” on Get Hip from 2008 and goes out to Danny Bee!
      23. Joe Strummer…..It’s A Rockin’ World…from the recent Joe Strummer 101 release that evolved due to some London Ontario connections that were mentioned last week.
      24. Teengenerate….Top Down…from the Oh Canaduh compilation on Lance Rock Records and our set dedicated to the recently passed Tom Guido who ran the Purple Onion club in SF. Tom played host (and other things) to all in the garage/punk and other related sub genres of music at his highly acclaimed club that ran most of the 90’s.
      25. Troublemakers….Please Don’t Touch Me There…from their self titled release on Screaming Apple Records and played the Purple Onion.
      26. Trashwomen….I’m Dangerous….from their Deep Space release and another combo that made a name for themselves (good or bad, that’s your choice) by playing at the Purple Onion.
      27. Invisible Surfers….Mucho Perico….from their recent Desert King release on Lost In Tyme Records out of Greece.
      28. Randall Pee Coltane…Fort Likkerdale…from the just arrived Fort Likkerdale release from these Hard Livers that have been exiled to  the Barrie Ontario area.
      29. Al Green….Love Ritual…..from The Absolute Best release and from 1975….Killer cut to end the show with.

      Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, messages, texts and Heys!!!! Back again next week with more tunes and yammerin’.


    • January 27, 2019 6:46 PM CST
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      Radio What Wave Playlist January 25/2019

      1. Krista D…..Landmine… from her recent Look At Me I’m… release and from Edmonton.
      2. Frankie and Jimmy….Lil Red Riding Hood….from their latest Blues On The Brain release. We did a short trib to F&J as their demise was announced in the last week or so. They had played London a few times and even recorded a live set here on Radio WW back in 7/9/15…
      3. Frankie and Jimmy….Smokestack Lightning….live on Radio WW on the above mentioned show.
      4. Frankie and Jimmy….Spread The News….as above.
      5. Pack AD….This Terror…..from their recent re-ish of Tintype and they started out in a blues mode somewhat similar to Frankie and Jimmy. Pack AD played Call The Office in the early fall and said it may be their last time in London for awhile.
      6. Better Known As….The Rising….brand new demo from a local duo in which bass player Cam Marshman was in The Bopcats in their early days.
      7. Go Betweens….People Say….from their The Pied Piper Followed Us release of 78/79 recordings and from Australia.
      8. Now Time Delegation….Nothing But A Heartache….from their Watch For Today release on In The Red Records. Features the mighty fine vocal stylings of Lisa Kekaula and the guitar manglings of long time vet Tim Kerr along with a host of others.
      9. Lee Fields and the Expressions…It Rains Love….from a recent release at the station.
      10. The Daktaris….Quiet Man Is A Dead Man….from the recent re-ish of Soul Explosion and several members of this combo went on to Antibalas (played them near the end of the show) and the whole Daptone sound/explosion in New York City.
      11. The Rizdales….One More Beer….from their recent Lucky Enough release and from London Ontario.
      12. Louvin Brothers….Satan Is Real….from their Satan Is Real release from 1959.
      13. Rusty and Doug Kershaw…Hey Mae….from their Cajun Country Rockers release on Bear Family Records from 1979. The Sci-Phonics used to cover this one as well as several others from this classic release! As you can hear from the last 2 tracks, sometimes brothers harmonize so well together!
      14. Jerry Lee Lewis….Rambin’ Rose….from the JLL Box Set on Charly and an out take from 1961/62. This could be where the MC5 found this little rocker that they took to the next level.
      15. Snake Rattlers…..Lose My Mind…from the about to be released All Heads Will Roll on the mighty Dirty Water label from the UK.
      16. Weird Omens….A Place I Want To Know….from a brand new 7” on the Dirty Water label.
      17. Jake Starr and the Delicious Features….All The Mess I’m In….brand new release on Beluga out of Sweden and fave band name of this week’s show!
      18. Reverberations…..So Strange….another brand new release from Sweden’s Beluga Records.
      19. Florida Razors….No More Time To Run….from the Half A Rock’n’Roll Record from the mid 80’s and features Tom Wilson on vocals and guitar.
      20. The Shakers…Baby It’s True….from the In Time release and features Dave Rave on vocals and guitar. Dave is back in Teenage Head and they are about to re-release their first album.
      21. King Biscuit Boy….Badly Bent…from the Official Music release from 1972.
      22. Kensington Hillbillies…..Guns Of Brixton….from The Crooked Beat release and the last 4 bands have all been from Hamilton.
      23. The Hypnotics…..Can’t Stand It….from their Modern Art Entertainment release and from Windsor Ontario. We had this trio on last summer doing a live to air.
      24. Oil Tasters…..That’s When The Brick Goes Through the Window…from their 1982 self titled debut album and from Milwaukee.
      25. Urban Verbs….Angry Young Men….from their 1980 self titled debut and from Washington DC.
      26. The Hookup…Go and Hide…from their Cruel Sounds release on Transistor 66 Records and when the band was based in Saskatoon. They’ve since moved back to Montreal.
      27. PJ Harvey…50 Foot Queenie…from the Rid Of Me release from 1993.
      28. Billy Rankin…Baby Come Back….from the Growin’ Up Too Fast release and features Ted McKenna on drums who passed away earlier this week. Ted was a Scottish drummer who recorded and played with many, including Rory Gallagher and…..
      29. Alex Harvey Band…..Gang Bang…from the Next…release.
      30. Funkadelic….Superstupid….from the Best Of Early Days release and we played Big Chief’s version of this one last week and had a request for the original.
      31. Antibalas…..The Ratcatcher….from their self titled release.


      Ran outta time, certainly not material. Thanx Tons for all the emails, messages, texts, phone call and craziness!!!


      Back again next week with a whole pile of requests from this week

    • February 3, 2019 10:14 AM CST
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      Radio What Wave Playlist February 1/2019


      1. Coaching For Sara…..Receive…..brand new recording we got earlier this week.
      2. Positively Stompin….Just A Little Bit….from their Junk Drawer release and a request. 2 of the member of this band were in UIC and another was an occasional member. They were inspired by…
      3. Stompin’ Tom Connors….Tillsonburg…..from a Boot single and a song that pretty well everyone from around this area knows.
      4. UIC…..Crop Dustin’….from the recently re-ished Our Garage release which is available locally.
      5. UIC….Green Lady….from the recently re-ished Like 90 release which is available locally.
      6. Dogmatics…..Gimme The Shakes….from a 1983 7” and a request from last week.
      7. Bath Salts…..Cool Like The Music…from the Mardi Gras release and they are playing tonight at the Richmond.
      8. The Mongrels….All Systems Go…..from their demo and they are playing Sunday at the Richmond for their monthly Rock’n’Roll Rent Party.
      9. Miesha and the Spanks…..Leather Jacket….from their Gods Of Love release from a couple years back.
      10. Shoobies…..JROL….from their recent Nevermind The Hardcore release and they played last night at the 765 Old East. Drove down and was going to go see them, but there were at least a dozen police cars and an ambulance or 2 all with lights flashing, down a couple doors. No idea what was going down, but I wasn’t sticking around to find out. Shoobies played unaware of the outside activities.
      11. The Thing From Outer Space…..Penetration….from their most recent download.
      12. The Stairs….Weed Bus…from the brand new re-ish of Mexican R’n’B release and this was a big fave of Rob Munro when it came out originally.
      13. Jon Spencer…..Trash Can….from the recent Spencer Sings The Hits release.
      14. Randall Pee Coltrane….Riptide…from their recent Fort Likkerdale release.
      15. UK Jefferson….Monday Morning…..from their recent self titled debut release.
      16. Thornetta Davis…Try To Remember….from her Sunday Morning Music release and features the recently departed Phil Durr on guitar.
      17. Blue Cheer….Summertime Blues…..from the Vincebus Eruptum release and goes out to drummer Paul Whaley who was their long time drummer.
      18. Blue Cheer…..Just A Little Bit….from a single. These guys were supposedly the loudest band around and helped bring us from the hippy/flower mania of the late 60’s into the heavier 70’s.
      19. Dustbin Flowers…..Just Like A Dream….from their recent Made To Last release…not sure if I played this here, or a little later on.
      20. River City Tanlines….Nothing Means Nothing….from their All 7 Inches Plus 2 More release…love the name of this one!
      21. Avengers….American In Me….start of an Avengers set for the recently departed James Calvin Wilsey who played bass for this combo. James was also the guy who played guitar on Chris Isaak’s first couple of releases and created the whole Chris Isaak sound of dreamy sonic guitar noise.
      22. Avengers…..We Are The One…. As above.
      23. Avengers….Car Crash…. As above.
      24. Avengers…..Corpus Christi… above.
      25. Avengers…..Paint It Black…. As above….Avengers were one of the very first punk combos from San Fran.
      26. Mr Airplane Man….C’mon DJ….from their C’mon DJ release on Sympathy For The Record Industry.
      27. Joan Jett….Roadrunner….from her Fit To Be Tied release.
      28. Sahara Hot Nights…..Walk On the Wire….from their 2004 Kiss And Tell release and from Sweden.
      29. Reverend Horton Heat…..Whole New Life…from the release of the same name and Bloodshot Bill announced he will be touring with these guys and playing with them as part of the tour! And Bloodshot Bill comes back to town on March 10th to Call The Office.
      30. Peter and the Wolves….Beatrice….from their recent Howlin’ and Prowlin’ release.
      31. The Bopcats….Caroline….from a 7” and we’re outta time…..


      Big Thanx for all the phone calls, messages, emails, texts and Heys!!! That’s what fuels us!!

      Back again next week for more!!!

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      Radio What Wave Playlist February 8/2019

      1. Chain and the Gang….Why Not…from the Best Of Crime Rock from a couple years ago. This wasn’t the track I had intended to start the show with, but it’s a good one anyways.
      2. The Rizdales….Honky Tonk Honeymoon….from their recent Lucky Enough release and has a mention of the Richmond, which is where they are playing today.
      3. 3 O’Clock Train….Bluer Than You….from the recent Cua Tro De Los Angeles release and the Train is scheduled at Fitzrays on March 6th.
      4. Flamin’ Groovies….City Lights….from their 1971 Teenage Head release and keeps us in a kind of country vibe for this set. As most of you know, this release was where Hamilton’s Teenage Head got their name.
      5. Sheesham and Lotus and Son…..Ida Red….from their 2018 Clear The Table Release. Sheesham is scheduled to play the Cuckoo’s Nest on Sunday, here in London.
      6. Delta Stone and the Wardogs….Ain’t Got The Blues….from their Cajun Queen release from last year and they are playing a benefit tonight at Winks here in London.
      7. Weird Omens…..Highway…..from their recent release on Dirty Water Records out of the UK.
      8. Snake Rattlers…..Aither’s Theme….from their brand new All Heads Will Roll release on Dirty Water Records. This is a husband wife duo with a primal roots rock attack and are from the UK.
      9. The Reply….There Shall Come A Time…..from their Downtown Soul release from 2013 and they were based in Toronto. Played London a coupla times and were an amazing live act! Former Londoner James Bond plays keys and sometimes lead vocals.
      10. King Khan and the Shrines….On A Brass Bed….from their 2004 Mr Supernatural release. Around the time of this release, they played here at Call The Office and there were almost as many people on stage as in the sparse crowd. It was their first date of a North American tour and they absolutely floored me that night and made a fan for life!
      11. Jackie Shane…..Sticks and Stones….from her Any Other Way release from last year. This release is nominated for a Grammy in the historical release category. Also there’s an interview with Jackie on the CBC website, first interview in probably 50 years as Jackie went into seclusion after her star days in the Toronto soul scene. Similar to the Betty Page story in which she’s finally found after many decades of hiding.
      12. Jackie Shane….Any Other Way…. As above.
      13. Deadly Snakes….So Young And So Cruel….from their Porcella release from 2005. The only time I ever saw this combo, was at Call The Office and Greg Cartwright was in the band as he appeared on their 2001 release, I’m Not Your Soldier Anymore.
      14. Stance….Sweet Tooth….from their I Left Love Behind A Long Time Ago release from 2009. The band is from Halifax and did play a couple of shows here in London and we even had them as guests right here on Radio WW many years back.
      15. Andy Butler….Oh Heartbreak….from Andy’s brand new Garage Heartbreak release and a bit of a change from his usual guitar powerpop sounds. But as always, great sounding material and you’ll be hearing more of this one on Radio WW.
      16. Coaching For Sara….Receive….from their brand new download and from right here in London via Walkerton.
      17. Paris Street Rebels….I Don’t Wanna Die Young….brand new release at the station from this Scottish combo.
      18. Bleeter…..Cocaine….download from this local combo of veterans that play out every now and again.
      19. TVD….I’d Kiss You Honey But You’re Standing On My Bottom Lip….from their Salvation Through Distraction release from 2016 and they were playing the evening this show aired.
      20. Bloodshot Bill and Shannon….True….from a recent 7” and Bloodshot Bill plays Call The Office on March 10th with usual headliners catl opening up. This one’s gonna be amazing!!
      21. Nina Simone….Buck….from her Sings The Blues release from 1967.
      22. Dashboard Rattle…Fla Blues….from their brand new self titled release and from right here in London Ontario. They sold out the London Music Club at their CD release party last weekend and the CD will be in stores momentarily.
      23. Evan Johns and the H Bombs….Vacation….from their 1982 Rollin’ Through The Night release on Alternative Tentacles as label head Jello Biafra was a big fan of this combo. We got to see them a few times, Oshawa and Hamilton, but they never did get here to play.
      24. Randall Pee Coltrane….Fort Likkerdale….from their recent Fort Likkerdale release.
      25. Headless Horsemen…..Bitter Heart….from their 1987 Can’t Help But Shake release and they played here in London at Key West prior to the release of this one. They’ve just released an outtakes LP and there’s a blog called Shake Some Action that has several HH entries including one with some pics taken right here when they played Key West.
      26. The Midways….Little GT…from their 2003 Pay More and Get A Good Seat release and they were from Toronto.
      27. Thee Headcoatees…..Louis Riel…from their Have Love Will Travel and it’s always cool when a UK combo sings about a significant historical event that happened here in Canada.
      28. The Minstrels….Rock’n’Roll Star….from their 1997 West Coast Time Trippers release. Originally from Quebec City, this combo moved around a fair bit and had their first release on What Wave Records back in 1989.
      29. The Bell Rays….Blues For Godzilla….from their 1993  Let It Blast release.
      30. American Flamewhip….Gasoline….from their Fingertight release from 2006 and features J-Rod on vocals and guitar. She went on to the Angry Dragons, one of the best garage combos to ever come out of Winnipeg.
      31. Karen Monster….Kill…from the Necessary Evil release from 1993 and a disciple of the Johnny Thunders school of cool.
      32. Etta James…..Tough Lover….from a Greatest Hits comp and originally released back in 1956.


      Out of time, but certainly not tunes! Big Thanx for all the emails, messages, texts, phone calls and Heys!!! That’s what makes it all worthwhile!

      Back again next week and the following week we’re doing an all Black show as this is Black History Month here in Canada.

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