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    • March 20, 2021 1:47 PM CDT
    • Playlist 03-20-21

      Dictators - God Damn New York
      Nuclears - I Just Wanna Have Nothiin' To Do
      Heartdrops - Lesson Learned
      Mad Mulligans - Boop Boop Dittum Dattum Wattum Choo
      Maggies - Ten Long Years
      Pale Lips - You're A Doll
      Hayley and the Crushers - Jacaranda
      Nervous Twitch - Alright Lads
      Lucky Dangerous - Subterranean Entertainment.
      Beebe Gallini - Little Sister
      Last Carousel - I'm Waiting For My Man
      Tombstone Hands - Walk, Don't Run
      Even Worse - Illusion Won Agin
      Kraut - NGRI
      Misfits - All Hell Breaks Loose
      Adrenalin O.D. - Status Symbol
      Stiletto Farm - Power Fantasy
      Futhermuckers - Hey You!
      KEWPID - Tunnel of Love
      French Girls - Crazy Yo!
      Jack 'Penetrator" Lipton - Somebody
      Peter Baldrachi - Breathe
      Chris Church - Learn
      Brad Marino - Even The Score
      Velvet Starlings - HG Wells
      99ers - Kissing Johnny Ramone
      Hemmit - This Town
      Indonesian Junk - Livin' In The USA
      Angry Johnny & The Killbillies - Nuclear Man
      Snide - Go On
      Suburban Rebels - Youth Rebellion
      My Latest Failure - Demons
      M.I.A. - Tell Me Why
      CH3 - I'll Take My Chances
      U.X.A. - U.X.A.
      Crowd - Modern Machine
      Gerry Alvarez Odyssey - Candy Prankster
      Higher State - Come Winter Rain
      Tenderfeet - You Are Leaving Tomorrow
      Chiba Neko - Horoscope Machine
      Southern Culture On The Skids - Run Baby Run
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • March 20, 2021 8:17 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday March 20th from Noon-2:00PM EST. You can listen by tuning your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • March 6, 2021 1:41 PM CST
    • Playlist 03-06-21

      Iggy Pop - Little Know It All
      Saints - One Way Street
      Testors - Good Stuff
      Zero Boys - New Generation
      Lucky Dangerous - Subterrean Entertainment
      Beebe Gallini - My Way of Thinking
      Tenderfeet - You Are Leaving Tomorrow
      Gruesomes - Tell Me How You Feel
      Brad Marino - What Do You Know
      Heartdrops - Gonna Be Around
      Nuclears - Siamese Connection
      Dogmatics - Gimme The Shakes
      Last Carousel - Waiting For My Man
      Indonesian Junk Feat. Kurt Baker - One More Try
      Atomic Zeros - Electric Chair The Ballad of George Stinney
      Suburban Rebels - Intoxication Nation
      French Girls - Frankenweenie
      99ers - Kissing Johnny Ramone
      Hayley and the Crushers - Suzie Is A Headbanger
      Chiba Neko - Built For Speed
      Classic Ruins - Theo's El Camino
      Bob Cat & The 9 Lives - Red Lips Divine
      Hemmit - Come Runnin'
      Hummer - WA5ive
      Higher State - Come Winter Rain
      Peter Baldrachi - Change
      Mal Thursday Quintet - Joke's On Me
      Jack "Penetrator" Lipton - Dirty Water
      Futhermuckers - Mandy
      Snide - Hard Work
      Throttles - Hate
      Nervous Twitch - Don't Blame Me
      Soviettes - Multiply and Divide
      Pleasure Kills - And Me
      Big Hello - Boys Can Be Dumb
      Epoxies - Synthesized
      Chelsea - Urban Kids
      Souxsie and the Banshees - Jigsaw Feeling
      Rezillos - Top of the Pops
      Eddie and the Hot Rods - Beginning of the End
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • March 6, 2021 7:26 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be hitting the airwaves on Saturday March 6th from Noon-2:00 PM EST. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • February 20, 2021 1:42 PM CST
    • Playlist 02-20-21

      Radio Birdman - We've Come So Far (To Be Here Today)
      Psycho Surgeons - Horizontal Action
      Wanderers - Ready To Snap
      Televisionaries - No Return
      Futhermuckers - Old But Still Handsome
      French Girls - Make Me Die
      Healthy Junkies - Tricky Situation
      Dirty Babies - Born To Be Weird
      Chiba Neko - Horoscope Machine
      Heatwaves - Vampire
      Stolen Moans - Trees
      Haley and the Crushers - Church of Flag
      99ers - Kissing Johnny Ramone
      Mr. T Experience - End of the Ramones
      Motörhead - Ramones
      Young Hasselhoffs - Not Ugly Enough To Be A Ramone
      Mal Thursday Quintet - I Gotta Be Me
      Indonesian Junk feat.Kurt Baker - One More Try
      VaVaVoodoos - Garbage Can
      Hummer - WA5ive
      Mono Men - Hexed
      Devil Dogs - Gimme That Girl
      Mortals - Turn Away
      Suburban Rebels - Sub-Urban Decay
      Peter Baldrachi - Saturday
      Dolph Chaney - My Good Twin
      Matt Springfield - The End of Life
      Brad Marino - What Do You Know
      Bleed - Wasted Nights
      Nervous Twitch - Count Your Blessings
      Throttles - Hate
      My Latest Failure - Voices
      Classic Ruins - Cheap Champagne
      Bob Cat & The 9 Lives - Down The Line
      Dogmatics - Tell Me
      Gruesomes - Wish You Were Her
      Atomic Zeros - Electric Chair The Balld of George Stinney
      Slow Faction - Culture War
      Hemmit - Not Really
      Heartdrops - White Line Rhythm
      Jack "Penetrator Lipton - Search And Destroy
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • February 20, 2021 6:52 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday February 20th from Noon-2:00PM EST. You can listen by tuning your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • February 6, 2021 1:50 PM CST
    • Playlist 02-06-21

      Pylon - Cool
      Cult Hero - I Dig You
      Setting Son - In A Certain Way
      Shamen - Something About You
      Atomic Zeros - Electric Chair The Ballad of George Stinney
      Chuck Norris Experiment - Let The Wheels Roll
      My Latest Failure - Voices
      VaVaVoodoos - Voodoo Dance
      Peter Baldrachi - Breathe
      Heatwaves - My Baby Has Gone
      Chiba Neko - Built For Speed
      Stan Laurels - This Your Life
      Last Carousel - Storm On The Capitol
      Fuad & The Feztones - Shiver Me Timbers
      Mal Thursday Quintet - Hey Caffeina
      Stupidity - Save Me
      Classic Ruins - Bad Boy
      dRIVIN' bEATS - Radiation Baby
      French Girls - Crazy Yo!
      Muck and the Mires - I'm Your Man
      Ramones - Rock & Roll high School
      Throttles - Hate
      Cato Street Conspiracy - Can I Be More Punk Than You
      Dirt Byrds - Do Not Disturb
      Nervous Twitch - Alright Lads
      99ers - Kissing Johnny Ramone
      Hummer - WA5ive
      Haley and the Crushers - Jacaranda
      Healthy Junkies - Steets of Portland
      Hemmit - This Town
      Andy Smash & The Rustbelt Hotrods - If I Never Get To Vegas
      Dogmatics - You Say
      Brad Marino - What Do you Know
      Bob Cat & The 9 Lives - Red Lips Divine
      Slow Faction - Culture War
      Matt Springfield - The End of Life
      Tony Valentino of the Standells - I Hate California
      Stolen Moans - Trees
      Black Light Medusa - Don't Want To Be Your Baby
      Galileo 7 - The Day The World Turned Dayglo
      Les Thugs - Birthday (Why Didn't You Come For My)
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • February 6, 2021 7:29 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday February 6th from Noon -2:00PM EST. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • January 23, 2021 1:48 PM CST
    • Playlist 01-23-21

      Mad Daddys - Come With Me
      Cramps - Green Fuz
      Chesterfield Kings - Trip Through Tomorrow
      Barracudas - I Can't Pretend
      Nervous Twitch - Alright Lads
      Pond Life - Stupid Girl, Stupid Boy
      Healthy Junkies - Streets of Olympia
      Hayley and the Crushers - Church of Flag
      Dogmatics - Gimme The Shakes
      EZ Tiger - Last Hurrah
      Bob Cat & The 9 Lives - Red Lips Divine
      Cassette Apes - A Day In The Strife
      Beebe Gallini - My Way of Thinking
      David A Burdick - Heart Full of Soul
      Galileo 7 - Send Me A Postcard
      VaVaVoodoos - Rowed Out
      Muck and the Mires - Messed Up Mary
      Vegas With Randolph - N.S.A.
      Uppers - In Love With Myself
      Andy Smash & The Rustbelt Hotrods - Great Grey Shutdown
      Slow Faction - Culture War
      Cato Street Conspiracy - Brylcreem Boys
      Scumbag Millionaire - White Flash
      Dirt Byrds - Prime Mover
      Mal Thursday Quintet - O Lucky Man!
      Last Carousel - Homework
      Classic Ruins - Rawhide
      Gruesomes - Jack The Ripper
      Stupidity - Save Me
      Heatwaves - Vampire
      Hi-End - Tonight
      Stan Laurels - This Is Your Life
      Right Here - Here We Go Again
      Cheap Cassettes - See Her In Action
      Len Price 3 - Noddy Goes To The Pentagon
      Fuzztones - High Tension Wire
      Tony Valentino of the Standells - I Hate California
      Shang Hi Los - Funeral Home Mint
      Dolph Chaney - My Good Twin
      New York Dolls - Trash
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas


    • January 23, 2021 7:01 AM CST
    • I'll be braving the elements to bring you the Jeff of the Future Radio Show on Saturday January 23rd from Noon-2:00PM EST. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link a

    • January 9, 2021 7:20 AM CST
    • I'll be watching The Buffalo Bills playoff game, so today's show will be a podcast instead of a broadcast. Below is a link to download it. Go Bills!

      Playlist 01-09-21

      Flipper - Way of the World
      Randoms - Let's Get Rid of New York
      Minor Threat - Minor Threat
      No Alternative - Johnny Got His Gun
      Muck and the Mires - I'm Your Man
      Healthy Junkies - Last Day In LA
      Cretins - George's Auto
      Carvels NYC - Stay The Fuck Home
      Galileo 7 - Glow Girl
      Mal Thursday - The Other Side of This Life
      Screaming Trees - Transfiguration
      Len Price 3 - Noddy Goes To The Pentagon
      Dogmatics - Shithouse
      Reverend Horton Heat - 400 Bucks
      Hi-End - Heart of The City
      Rob Moss and Skin-Tight Skin - Ugly Chair
      Cassette Apes - A Day In The Strife
      Pond Life - Not Plastic Fantastic
      Dirt Byrds - Do Not Disturb
      Cato Street Conspiracy - They
      Classic Ruins - Bad Boy
      Andy Smash & The Rustbelt Hotrods - Long Gone & Far Away
      Atomic Zeros - Dirty Game
      Beebe Gallini - Hipsville 29 BC (I Need Help)
      Fuzztones - New Kind of Kick
      VaVaVoodoos - Goo Goo Muck
      Last Carousel - Hard Times
      David A Burdick - Cretin Hop
      Cheap Cassettes - Lil' Bit Everyday
      Freddie Dilevi - Johnny Remember Me
      Mark Platt - Everything Dies
      Chuck Norris Experiment - Dinosaur Fire
      Gary Lee Conner - Viscous & Pretty
      Gruesomes - I'm Glad For You
      Stupidity - Save Me
      Deadbolt - El Segundo
      Stranglers - Sometimes
      4-Skins - One Law For them
      Snide - I Believe
      Uppers - Oh Boy
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas


    • December 26, 2020 1:58 PM CST
    • Playlist 12-26-20

      Joy Division - Transmission
      Jesus and Mary Chain - In A Hole
      Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Throwing Things
      Gwen Mars - Venus
      Len Price 3 - Noddy Goes To The Pentagon
      Mal Thursday Quintet - I Gotta Be Me
      Beebe Gallini - East Side Story
      Marc Platt - The Devil's Game
      Scumbag Millionaire - Too Much Is Never Enough
      Cyanide Pills - No Strings Attached
      Uppers - To Be A King
      Wyldlife - Kiss and Tell
      Stupidity - Save Me
      Muck and the Mires - Act Fast
      Natalie Sweet - Hit and Run
      Cretins - Stuck In Yesterday
      Galileo 7 - Reynard The Fox
      David A Burdick - Get Me To World On Time
      Fuzztones - Babylon
      Atomic Zeros - Russian Roulette
      Gruesomes - Thanks For Nothing
      Last Carousel - Back To Garageland
      Freddie Dilevi - A Place For Us
      Andy Smash & The Rust Belt Hotrods - Emilie
      VaVaVoodos - Cyanide
      Classic Ruins - My Little OCD
      Forty Nineteens - Go Little GTO
      Cursed Idols - Baby I'm A Cannibal
      Sensible Gray Cells - Sell Her Spark
      Hi-End - Tonight
      DeRellas - Inner City Rock n Roll
      Bob Cat & The Nine Lives - Down The Line
      Healthy Junkies - Underground City
      Pond Life - Not Plastic Fantastic
      Cato Street Conspiracy - Can I Be More Punk You
      Dirt Byrds - Das Capital
      Gary Lee Conner - See Through Flanger
      Rob Moss and Skin Tight Skin - Push Back
      Carvels NYC - New Normal
      X - Goodbye Year, Goodbye
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas


    • December 26, 2020 7:05 AM CST
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday December 26th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • March 15, 2021 5:45 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist March 15/2021

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood, OG Records 1989
      2. TVD…I’m Not In Love…from the recent Avec release and from London Ontario.
      3. Danny Kidd….Floridian Dreaming….his latest single and from London Ontario.
      4. Chuckee Zehr…Lie To Me Baby….from the recent Laugh Lines and Crow’s Feet release.
      5. Spit Jr….Put Down Make Love…his latest download and he could have been a member of Dashboard Rattle.
      6. Charlie Weber….Peacocking For No One….from his recent 2020 release and from London Ontario.
      7. Dictators….God Damn New York….from their upcoming album. Andy’s on  vocals and Dick is no longer in the band.
      8. The Reducers…Nothing Cool….from a just released recording from NYC 2005. Connecticut garage/punk/powerpop combo that released 3 essential albums in the early 80’s.
      9. Slickee Boys….What A Boy Can’t Do….from their Here To Stay release from 1982 and from Washington DC. Posted some pics of a later lineup of the band live in NYC on the RWW FB page.
      10. The Fuzztones….Bad News Travels Fast….from a 12” of the same name from 1986. Posted some pics of The Fuzztones on the RWW FB page recently.
      11. Pandoras….You Don’t Satisfy….from a 1984 7” and posted pics from their first NYC appearance in NYC on the RWW FB page.
      12. The Outta Place…Things Are Different Now….from the brand new Pre-Historic Recordings release on Area Pirata.
      13. The Gruesomes….No No No No….from the recently re-ished Cave In that originally came out in 2000.
      14. Haunted….1 2 5…from a 7” on Amy Records that we bought at a London record show from Don Wayne Patterson who was manager of the Haunted.
      15. Cryptics….Back To Me….from their 1992 7” and from Montreal.
      16. Deja Voodoo…Crocodile Tears….from their 1984 Cemetery release and from Montreal.
      17. Bunny Wailer….Rastaman….from his 1976 Blackheart Man release and Bunny passed away very recently.
      18. Peter Tosh….Stepping Razor….from his 1977 Equal Rights release and Bunny does back up vocals.
      19. Wayne McGhie….Fire….from the Jamaica To Toronto compilation and this track is from 1970.
      20. Jo Jo and the Fugitives…Chips Chicken Banana Split….from the above compilation.
      21. Tami Neilson….Ten Tonne Truck….from her recent  Chickaboom Deluxe release. Tami is originally from this area and was in the family band The Neilsons (not to be confused with the punk band from Windsor, The Nelsons) and later moved to New Zealand where she has had a fair bit of success. We got to see her at Aeolian Hall a couple years ago and it was a Fantastic show!
      22. Tami Neilson…Hey Bus Driver….as above.
      23. Ginger St James….Zipper….from her 2015 Diesel and Peas release and from Hamilton.
      24. Ben Vaughn….Dark Glasses….from his 1993 Mono release and Ben plays all the instruments, produces, engineers and takes out the garbage.
      25. Alan Vega…. Fireball….from his self titled release from 1980 and half of Suicide.
      26. Gene Maltais….Gangwar….from a compilation called Teenage Riot that came out in the late 80’s.
      27. LeRois Brothers…. Ballad Of A Juvenile Delinquint….from their 1983 Check This Action release and from Texas.
      28. Tony Casanova…..Showdown….from a compilation called Sin Alley that came out in the mid 80’s and the song was originally issued back in 1959.
      29. Jimmy Knight… Crankshift Sid….from a compilation called A Memorial To Joe E Ross from the mid 80’s.
      30. Roy Loney….Rockin’ In The Graveyard….from his 1979 Out After Dark release and Roy was the original singer for the Flamin’ Groovies.
      31. Beasts Of Bourbon….Psycho….from their 1985 The Axeman’s Jazz release. This song used to get airplay in the mid to late 60’s as I remember hearing it as a kid and thought it was kinda crazy.
      32. Rory Gallagher….Secret Agent….from his 1976 Calling Card release and the start of our Irish component of the show as St Paddy’s Day is real soon.
      33. Them….Mystic Eyes….from a Greatest Hits release and features Van Morrison on vocals.
      34. Stiff Little Fingers….Gate 49….from their 1981 Go For It release. SLF finally made it to London Ontario a couple years back and we got to do a phone interview with Jake Burns.
      35. Undertones….Here Comes The Summer….from their 1979 debut long player.
      36. Thin Lizzie….Jailbreak….from a Greatest Hits release.


      Big Thanx to all that took the time to listen to the show!!! And Thanx for all the kind words, messages, texts, emails, phone calls, letters, packages and everything else!!

      Back again next week and we’ll be featuring a lot of cassettes as Lou Ottens, the Philips engineer/designer who invented the cassette just passed away.  And a trib to Ray Campi, rockabilly legend who just passed away.

    • March 9, 2021 12:13 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist March 8/2021

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr. Garager’s Neighbourhood 1989.
      2. Long Day Journey….Swingin’ Cycle…from their latest, Mini Themes For Motion Pictures Featuring the Exciting Sounds Of Fuzz Unlimited and from Hamilton Ontario.
      3. Byrds….8 Miles High…from the Never Before release from 1987. At the time, this was an unreleased version, it’s probably been on a coupla box sets since.
      4. Higher State….Come Winter Rain….from a brand new 7” on Lost In Tyme Records out of Greece. This is the UK combo that have many releases under their belts.
      5. Misunderstood….Children Of The Sun….from the Complete Recordings 1965-1966 and liner notes provided by Ugly Thing’s Mike Stax, so you know it’s completist. Still remember the first time hearing this song on a Cherry Red comp in the early 80’s and it really stuck in my noggin’.
      6. Jeremy Porter and the Tucos….Put You On Hold….from their recent Candy Coated Cannonball and from the Detroit area. They’ve been through town a coupla times and always put on great shows! This song has some early/mid 70’s Stones vibes that I really dig.
      7. Merinuks….King Merinuk….from their recent EP, just called Merinuks and from Hamilton Ontario. This is an ode to comic artist Darren Merinuk who has done countless record and CD covers as well as many fanzines and even his own comic for a short time.
      8. Forbidden Dimesion….Mars Is Heaven…from their self titled release from 1993 and from Calgary. Had to play this as it’s somewhat timely.
      9. Evil Farm Children….Straight’n’Narrow….from their 2006 Knuckle Duster release and from Ottawa. This trio made many appearances here in London and they were always fun, entertaining shows!
      10. Good2Go….Boots….unreleased demo from this Ottawa combo.
      11. Long Day Journey….Two Wheels and an Open Road….from Mini Themes For Motion Pictures Featuring the Exciting Sounds Of Fuzz.
      12. Scarlet Drops….Luck….unreleased demo and from Ottawa, detecting a pattern here? SD made a couple appearances on What Wave compilation cassettes.
      13. Andy Butler and the Isolators… Down In The Basement….from their recent high tech recording sessions.
      14. Ugly Beats….Take A Stand….from their Take A Stand release from 2007 and from Austin Texas. Caught them a few years ago at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, a place I’m really going to miss once this pandemic mess is over.
      15. Owl Farm…Slip and Slide….from their 2004 Don’t Stop release and from Kingston Ontario.
      16. Ultra 5….My Only Desire….from their 1992 House O’Fun release and from NYC. There were pictures of their London Ontario gig from 1992 on the RWW FB page.
      17. Outta Place….Dirty Old Man….from the brand new Prehistoric Recordings release and this is demos and live from 1874, just prior to signing with Midnight Records. It had me pulling out my Outta Place records for a listen and man, those teenagers were great back then!
      18. Jason and the Nomads….Earthquake….from his 2006 Warp Speed Ahead release and from London Ontario.
      19. UIC…FM Hill….from the recent FM Hill release and the start of our look at bands/artists that use horns during recording and/or when playing live.
      20. MC5….Skunk….from their 1971 High Time release.
      21. Will The Circle….Spadina….from a 2008 self titled release and from Toronto. This is Gerry Smith’s project (he was in Tyranna, Wayouts and more) and I’m not sure if that’s a sax or guitar making that background noise as there’s little documentation with this one.
      22. Shuffle Demons….Spadina Bus…from their 1986 Spotnicks release and kept on that Spadina Bus theme.
      23. Fleshtones….Child Of The Moon….from their recent Face Of The Screaming Werewolf and their 22nd album!! Got to see these guys a few times when they had the horn section and it always added so much to the overall sound.
      24. Graham Parker…White Honey….from his Howlin’ Wind release from 1976. Got to see Graham and Brinsley Schwarz a couple years ago at This Ain’t Hollywood as an acoustic duo.
      25. Condition….The Boogie Man….from their Red Hot and Blue release from 1986 and from Montreal.
      26. Tell It To Sweeney…The Countess….recent download from this London Ontario combo.
      27. Saints….Know Your Product….from a 1978 7” and from Australia. It was quite a shock when first hearing the second Saints album and there were a lot of horns on it, way different than what everyone was expecting at the time.  And it stands up so well today, in fact the first 2 albums are among my faves of that late 70’s time period.
      28. X Ray Spex….Underground (Let’s Submerge)….from their 1978 Germ Free Adolescents release. One of the few first wave of so called punk bands that featured a full time sax player.
      29. Rocket From The Crypt….Heart Of The Rat…from a compilation called Little Steven Presents the Coolest Songs In The World Volume 7.
      30. Barrence Whitfield and the Savages….Walking With Barrence….from their debut release from 1984 and from Boston.
      31. Jerry Jerry And the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra….Pushin’ For Jesus…from their Battle Hymn Of The Apartment from 1987 and from Edmonton/Montreal.
      32. The Move…. California Man….from The Best Of The Move and originally a 7” from 1972. Later, Cheap Trick covered it and got a fair bit of radioplay with their version.
      33. David Bowie….Sorrow….from the 1973 Pinups release and one of the first songs I’d hear by Bowie on the radio.
      34. Roxy Music….Editions Of You….from their 1973 second album. Locally this was covered by The Zellots.


      Thanx to all that took the time to listen, comment, share, like, text, email, message me about this show!!

      Back again next week, same time, same channel.

    • March 1, 2021 6:50 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist March 1/2021


      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood from 1989.
      2. UIC….Superstar….from the recent FM Hill release and the word is that the live show (no audience, just a live band taping) has been re-scheduled for June….details closer to the date.
      3. Killer Kin…Narrow Mind…from their recent 7” and from new England.
      4. Sick Thoughts….Drug Rock….from a recent 7” on Goodbye Boozy Records.
      5. Social Distance…The Masses…from their recent Stay Away release and from right here in London Ontario.
      6. Full Throttle….Lockdown….a brand new release from this trio of 14 year olds that have been using this lockdown time to make some great music!!
      7. Thunder Queens….And Then We Go….from their 7” on Yeah Right that came out about a year ago. 2 pre-teens from right here in London Ontario.
      8. Spodee Boy….Rides Again….from a recent Goodbye Boozy single and really dig the vibe on this one.
      9. The Goldstars….With This Ring….from a recent single and these guys are from Chicago. They spent time backing Andre Williams when he first started playing again, so they’ve paid their dues!
      10. Cunts…Date With Disaster….from their 1988 A Decade Of Fun release and they are on Pravda, same label as The Goldstars.
      11. Midways….Just My Kind….from their Manners Manners release from 2006 and from Toronto.
      12. Fleshtones….Alex Trebek….from the Face Of The Screaming Werewolf which has just been released again on Yep Rock Records. This is the start of a Fleshtone set as you can never have enough Fleshtones!
      13. Fleshtones…The Show Is Over…from the Face Of The Screaming Werewolf.
      14. Fleshtones…..The World Has Changed….from their 1981 7”.
      15. Fleshtones….Soul Struttin’….from the Blast Off cassette that came out on ROIR in 1982. This was recorded for Red Star Records back in 1978, but due to financial issues, wasn’t released by Red Star.
      16. Fleshtones…The Dreg….from their 1981 Roman Gods release. We’ve seen the Fleshtones live countless times and they’ve never once put on anything but a super rock show!!
      17. U-Roy….Natty Kung Fu….from his 1976 Natty Rebel release and this is our short trib as U-Roy passed away very recently.
      18. U-Roy….Babylon Burning….as above.
      19. Laurel Aitken….Skinhead Train….from a compilation called Reggae Invasion from 1970 and was actually released here in Canada.
      20. Soulsteppers….You Won’t Believe…from their 2001 One Last Time release and believe they are from the west coast.
      21. Randall Pee Coltrane….Open Up My Heart….from his brand new The Gnu Normal release. Randall may have been in one of Exeter Ontario’s first punk bands, The Verge, who used to play the Cedar Lounge here in London. 5 4 3 2  1….
      22. Gene Taylor….live instrumental…..this was recorded at The Other Side Of 5 here in London 8/23/1990. Gene passed away about a week ago and this is the beginning of a trib to him.  This was the only time we ever saw Gene without The Blasters.
      23. Gene Taylor….It’s All Over Now….from his 1986 Handmade release.
      24. Blasters….Rock’n’Roll Will Stand….from their 1985 Hard Line release and features Gene Taylor on the 88’s.
      25. Blasters…Border Radio….from their 1981 self titled release on Slash Records, again featuring Gene.
      26. Gruesomes…Way Down Below…from their 1987 Gruesomania release.
      27. Enigmas…Teenage Barnacle…from their self titled 1983 release and from Vancouver.
      28. Terminal Sunglasses….The Coyote Finally Wins…from their 1985 Wrap Around Cool release and from Montreal.
      29. Dik Van Dykes…Pterodactyl….from their 1987 Nobody Likes release and from Hamilton Ontario.
      30. The Mongols…. Chicken Walk….from their 1086 Sleepwalk release and from Montreal. Unfortunately singer Kim Shadow passed away not too long after this was released.
      31. Lost Patrol….Walking The Dog….from their first single from 1986 and from Windsor.  Only Paul Langan remained with the band when they released….
      32. Lost Patrol….What Colour Are Your Eyes….from a 1991 single and features Karen Marero on lead vocals.
      33. Mr Haney’s Revenge….Justine….from a 1990 7” and features a couple Lost Patrol members.
      34. Minstrels….Work All Day….demo from about 1989. Minstrels were from Quebec City and released their Come Out To Play EP on What Wave Records.
      35. Cheshyres….Little Girl…..mid 80’s demo from this Toronto combo who had Ken Anderson on drums (later in Optic Nerve and Ultra 5) and Wayne Pattern on drums who moved to London and joined the Evil Hoodoos for awhile.
      36. Legend Killers….Stepping Stone….from a 1986 demo and from London Ontario. They appeared on every compilation that we’ve put out over the years.
      37. Flying Squad….I’m So Cool….from their 1988 Come and Play release and from London Ontario. This song is about some of the DJ’s that used to be on CHRW.
      38. Mongrols….Play My Guitar….10/87 demo and from right here in London Ontario. Not to be confused with the present London Mongrels (note spelling difference), these guys appeared on a few What Wave compilation cassettes and the 7” Four Whom The Bell Tolls (as did Legend Killers and Flying Squad).

      Hope you enjoyed the show!! Big Thanx for all the phone calls, messages, emails, texts, etc etc. etc….

      Back again next week at 6PM EST on Monday on CHRW 94.9 FM out of London Ontario Canada

    • February 16, 2021 9:15 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist February 15/2021


      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood 1989.
      2. Orville Peck….Roses Are Falling….from his debut release from 2019 and the start of our Valentine set.
      3. Herald Nix….Take A Drive…from the 1999 Open Up  The Sky release. Canada’s cosmic cowboy.
      4. The Sadies…. Another Year Again….from the 2010 Darker Circles release.
      5. Buffy St Marie…Not The Lovin’ Kind….from her 2015 Power In The Blood release.
      6. Rob Sweeney…My Funny Valentine….from his 2010 I Dig Chicks release. Rob was in Crummy Stuff, Purple Toads, Durango 95 and many more.
      7. Bone Haus…Cutthroat…recent demo from this Boise Idaho combo.
      8. Spodee Boy….Rides Again….from a brand new Goodbye Boozy 7” and from Tennessee.
      9. Shark Graffiti….Sheep Song….an unreleased track from their last recording session. SG were from Oshawa and used to play London fairly frequently.
      10. NASDAQ…Young Professional…..from the Young Professional release and a trio of mystery.
      11. Social Distance…Run And Hide….from their recent Stay Away release and from London Ontario.
      12. Killer Kin….Sonic Love….from their brand new 7” and from the New England area.
      13. Tell It To Sweeney…The Countess….brand new single from this band from London Ontario. Several of the members have been in the Forest City Hall Of Fame Fantasy Band.
      14. James & Bobby Purify….I’m Your Puppet….their big hit from 1966 and goes out to James who just passed away.
      15. James & Bobby Purify….Shake A Tail Feather….as  above.
      16. Andy Butler & The Isolators….In The City….from their latest set of demos and we’re awaiting more from this combo who are doing things during the lockdown.
      17. Scott Morgan & Miss Georgia Peach…All Talk No Action….from the recent Rumbar Records sampler called Rebel Rouser. Scott is from The Rationals and Miss Peach has recorded with Nikki Corvette and many others.
      18. James Brown…..played 3 different intros to JB shows, 2 from the early 60’s and one from 1980, all done by Danny Ray who just passed away. Danny was not only JB’s MC since 1960, he was also the guy who came out with the cape at the end of the show. A crucial job that drove the audience into a frenzy! Danny could have easily been one of the greatest professional wrestling managers ever he was so good at his job.
      19. James Brown….And I Do Just What I Want….from the 1965 Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag release.
      20. James Brown…Crossfiring….as above.
      21. Link Wray….Steel Trap….from the Jack The Ripper release and his sound on this, wasn’t all that different from JB’s.
      22. Lowdown Dirty Mojos…Can’t Have Enough Good Luck…from their Screamin’ Hoodoo R’n’B release from 2018. There’s a new release just about to come out and it’s called Stone Cold Groovers. Soon as we get it we’ll be spinning it on air. Singer/guitarist Paul Wootton is from London and used to be in The Sinners, Spiral Scratch, Crawling Kingsnakes and probably more.
      23. Downchild Blues Band…One More Chance…from their 1977 One More Chance release.
      24. Dr Feelgood…Monkey…from their 1982 Fast Women Slow Horses release and Johnny Guitar was holding down guitar duties on this one.
      25. Wilko Johnson….Think….from his 1984 Pull The Cover release on Skydog. Wilko was the original guitar slinger in Dr Feelgood. Instantly recognizable by the staccato bursts of noise he created with his unique method of finger picking.  There’s a very nice documentary about Wilko that came out after he beat inoperable cancer. It’s captivating and inspiring.
      26. Tommy James & The Shondells….Mony Mony…from the recent Celbration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1965-1973.
      27. The Dice…Hostage Crisis….from an early 80’s demo. A trio that used to work the punk rock circuit and we saw them a couple times at the Cedar Lounge. We’ve had drummer Hayden Vialva live onair a couple times over the years.
      28. Dukes Of Rhythm….Night Train…..from a compilation called Too Hot To Handle on the Flyright label. If anyone out there has any of the volumes of this series (apparently Flyright issued a number of late 50’s R’n’B compilations in the late 70’s/early 80’s) I’m willing to trade for them.
      29. Death….Keep A Knockin’…from their 2009 For The Whole World To See release. 3 brothers from the Detroit area that did some recording in 1975 that sounds very proto punk.
      30. Basement 5….Riot….from their 1965-1980 release and from the UK. Produced by Martin Hannett, who also worked with Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, New Order etc….Basement 5 is a radical departure from the bands listed.
      31. Betty Davis….If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up….from her 1973 self titled release and way ahead of the curve. Briefly married to Miles Davis, Betty helped change his music and did some of the wildest shows of her time.
      32. The Supremes….Reflections….from a compilation called Cloud 9 and goes out to Mary Wilson who recently passed away.
      33. The Supremes…. Stop In The Name Of Love….from a compilation called Super Girls.
      34. Bo Diddley…Congo….from his 1961 Bo Diddley Is A Lover release.
      35. Jackie Mittoo….Juice Box….from The Keyboard King of Studio One release on Soul Jazz Records. Jackie was born in Jamaica, became one of the top keyboard players in the country, immigrated to Toronto in the late 60’s and stirred up the Jamaican, soul and R’n’B scenes there.
      36. Wayne McGhie….Fire….from the 1970 self titled release and another former Jamaican living in Toronto.


      Big Thanx to all that tuned in to listen, commented, emailed, texted, etc….That’s what keeps us going. Next week just over half the show will be black music to commemorate this being Black History Month.

    • February 9, 2021 8:15 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist February 8/2021


      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood, 1989.
      2. Chicken Snake….Bury My Trouble…from the brand new Shapeshifter on Beast Records and features Jerry Teel who was also in…
      3. Honeymoon Killers….Scootch Says…from their 1981 Hung Too Low release, which was just added to Bandcamp by the band.
      4. Creatures Of Condition….The Intruder…from the recent Uniforms Of Opposing Sides release and from Windsor Ontario.
      5. Isaac Rother and the Phantoms….Witches Brew….a recent release from this California combo.
      6. Pere Ubu….Final Solution….from Datapanik In The Year Zero box set. Originally came out in 1976 and one of the only songs I’ve heard the word insurrection used.
      7. Nach Dem Tode….Crow Dancer….from an upcoming release and the band already has a video for this one. From London and features Brian Lambert (former Enemas) and his brother Lucky Pete (got his start in NFG and has been drumming non stop since).
      8. Luddittes….Moonsong….from their 1989 self titled release. From London Ontario and former Free Press Entertainment editor James Reaney’s fave band.
      9. Suffer Machine….Suffer Machine…from their 1986 Deprogram release and from London Ontario.
      10. Radio 4….New Shoes….demo from about 1981 and from London Ontario. They evolved into Sheep Look Up, one of those bands that coulda and shoulda but…
      11. Mountain Of Wolves…Don’t Call My Name….from their self titled long player from 2017 and from London Ontario.
      12. Nihilist Spasm Band….This Is A Test….from their 1989 release and from right here in London Ontario.
      13. Goddo….The Bus Driver Blues….from their self titled long player from 1977 and the beginning of our transit worker appreciation set.
      14. MFC Chicken…29 Bus….from It’s MFC Chicken Time release from 2013 and from the UK.
      15. Roger Zuraw….Public Transit Worker Blues….from his 2013 Whose Blues Is It Anyway release and from Toronto.
      16. Hollies….Bus Stop….from their 1966 single and the end of our transit worker set.
      17. Full Throttle….Lockdown….brand new recording by these 3 14 year olds from London Ontario. This lockdown is bringing out the best in many artists and it’s great to hear kids following in their Dad’s footstesps. Singer/guitarist Max is the son of Mike from the Legend Killers. drummer Kaelin is the son of Chris from Syre and bass player Evan is the odd man but that’s not holding him back.
      18. Legend Killers….King For A Day….from their We’re Workin’ On It release from 2006 and from London Ontario.
      19. Losin’ Streaks… It’s My Pride….from their recently re-ished Sounds Of Violence release.
      20. Merinuks….Bent Outta Shape….from their recent EP2 release and from Hamilton Ontario. They took their name from legendary artist Darren Merinuk who did several What Wave zine covers.
      21. Miesha and the Spanks….Wanna Feel Good…..recent single from this duo from Calgary.
      22. Long Ryders….I Had A Dream…from their 1984 Native Sons and goes out to bass player Tom Stevens who recently passed away. We only saw the Long Ryders once, right near the end of their life and Tom had already left the band at that point.
      23. Long Ryders….Good Times Tomorrow, Hard Times Today…from the 1985 State Of Our Union release.
      24. Three O’Clock Train… The Devil Likes Me….from their Wig Wam Beach release from 1985 and from Montreal. Leader Mack, has dropped by and played live on Radio WW a couple times over the years and is always a fun time to see live.
      25. Fetchin’ Bones…. Black Lillies….from their 1985 Cabin Flounder and are from North Carolina. Remember seeing them in the mid 80’s at Folk City in NYC and they were a fun live band. Can’t seem to locate any pictures from that show.
      26. Blood On The Saddle…Black River…from their 1987 Fresh Blood release and from the west coast. We caught them twice at Key West here in London, and both were great shows!
      27. Tex and the Horseheads…. Guitar Obsession…from their self titled debut release from 1984 and from the west coast.
      28. Arson….Coho Coho…from their 1979 7” and from Toronto. This goes out to singer Rude Van Steenes who recently passed away. Remember seeing these guys at the Cedar Lounge fall 1978 and one of the first out of town punk bands I saw here in London.
      29. Arson…Telephone Drone….from their Not Always About You release from 2012 when they reformed the band. Saw this lineup, with David Quinton on the tubs, open for the Flamin’ Groovies at Lee’s in Toronto.
      30. Animals…. Outcast…..from the 1966 Animalisms release and goes out to guitarist Hilton Valentine who recently passed. Love the fuzz on this one!
      31. Animals….Hey Gyp….from the 1966 Animalism release.
      32. Animals…I’m Crying….from a 1964 7”.
      33. Howlin’ Wolf….300 Pounds Of Joy….from a greatest hits compilation and originally came out in 1963. This was to be the start of our all black set (February is Black History Month) but people keep passing and we have to pay our tributes.
      34. Andre Williams…. Detroit….from his 2001 Bait And Switch release.

      Big Thanx to all that took time to listen to the show, send messages, emails, texts, phone calls, snail mail and share the posts!!!

      And a Huge Thanx to all the artists/bands that are making such Great music in these crazy times!!!

      Back again next week with tributes to James Purify, Danny Ray (James Brown’s MC and cape guy) and hopefully no others.  

    • February 2, 2021 8:18 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist February 1/2021


      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood from 1989.
      2. Herzegovina….In Danger….from their recent Emergency release and from Rio De Janeiro.
      3. Ngozi Family….Everything Is Over…..from 45000 Volts, which was just recently re-ished. From Zambi and somewhat protopunk sounding on this 1977 recording.
      4. Beebee Gallini….My Way Of Thinking….from the brand new Rumbar records compilation called Rebel Rousers.  Beebee Gallini is from the Minneapolis area.
      5. Cheap Cassettes….Only Lovers….from a brand new release called See Her In Action we have at the station. From Portland.
      6. Polymorphines….Shepherds Way….from their self titled release from 2008 and from Ottawa.
      7. The Sorels…. Palo Santo….from their about to be released 7” and we’ve heard that pre-orders have sold out some of the coloured vinyl version. Act fast!!
      8. Pale Lips….Jangaroo….from their 2016 Wanna Be Bad release and from Montreal. PL and The Sorels are on the same label.
      9. The Pin-Ups….Pulse and a Rhythm….from the Syrup and Gasoline compilation 1999 and from Toronto.
      10. Riff Randalls….Summer Of ’99…from Volume 2 of Syrup and Gasoline from 2001 and be careful, this one can get stuck in your noggin.
      11. Zellots….Social Elite…from the You Only Get One Shot At The Big Time compilation from 2006. This was recorded at Emac Studios here in London in 1980.
      12. The MindRide….X Ray Sight….from their brand new self titled release and from LA. This is a father son band as are the next couple tracks we played.
      13. 63 Monroe…Hot Mess…from their 2018 Faded Glory release and from London. Father son duo of Brian and Nick on the sonic guitars.
      14. Giggle Switch…Polyethylene….from their 2007 release, VII and from London Ontario. The father son on this one are Verne on guitar and Liam on bass.
      15. RL Burnside…Let My Baby Ride….from his 1998 Come On In release and this time it’s a grandfather, RL and his grandson Cedric on the drums.
      16. Johnny Otis Show….Country Girl…from his 1968 Cold Shot release and Johnny’s son Shuggie, is on the guitar.
      17. UIC….Richard May….from the recent FM Hill release and is about our pal Dick May, a regular at the Cedar Lounge in the early days.
      18. New Christs….No Next Time….from the 12” and from 1985. Ex-Birdman Rob Younger handles the  howl and yowls.
      19. Mohair Sweets….Sick In The Morning….from their Tomorrow Boogie release from 2018 and is now based in Windsor Ontario.
      20. Dictators….Faster and Louder….from their 1978 Bloodbrothers release.
      21. Junkhouse…Jet Trash….from their 1997 Fuzz release. This was Tom Wilson’s combo from Hamilton Ontario.
      22. Duotang….Karma Needs To Come Around….from their 2016 New Occupation release and this 2 piece is from Winnipeg. Caught them on this tour at Call The Office, a great, but poorly attended show.
      23. Muck and the Mires….Strange Waves…from their recent Greetings From Muckingham Palace release and based out of the Boston area.
      24. Deniz Tek….RPM….from The Battle Of The Garages from 1981 on Voxx Records, a subsidiary of Bomp Records. This one was a real game changer for me and took me down the garage path, never to return. Huge Thanx to Greg Shaw for releasing this, and the other 3 volumes in the series. Deniz Tek is a former Birdman.
      25. Hopelessly Obscure….My Best Bette….from the Boston area compilation called Nobody Gets On The Guest List from 1984. There was a couple other volumes of this series and all highlight what a great scene Boston has.  Hopelessly Obscure features Kenne Highland (who has family in Mt Bridges, just outside London) on vocals and guitar.   Remember going to see Dark Carnival at Call The Office in 1990 and they played this song, but had no idea where it came from as one of them had it on a cassette compilation. I gave them the info….
      26. The Brood…Shake And Shout….from a compilation called Crawling From Within put out by the folks at Bang Fanzine which was based out of Boston area. This track is from 1987 and the Brood were from Portland Maine.
      27. Shark Graffiti….Long Tailed Cat….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood from 1989 and they were from Oshawa. Just put some pics of SG up on the Radio WW facebook page.
      28. Hypstrz….665 4321….from Big Hits Of Mid America Volume 3 from 1980. We only got to see these wildmen once, at Wooly Weekend in Montreal in 2009. It was worth the wait as these guys are Killer live!!
      29. Chesterfield Kings…Live Life….from a Kinks tribute release called Shangri La from 1989.
      30. Fleshtones….Wail Baby Wail….from the 1981 Start Swimming release and from NYC. One of my all time fave live bands and with This Ain’t Hollywood gone, it’s unlikely they’ll ever come back up this way.
      31. Hysteric Narcotics….Anna….from the Detroit area compilation called It Came From The Garage from 1986. We got to see these guys at Key West here in London and they were amazing, switching off instruments during the show.
      32. Vertical Pillows….I Am The One….from the Detroit area compilation called Folk Songs From The Twilight Zone from 1988. VP’s were an all female band that Rob Tyner was working with before he passed.
      33. Charlie Pickett and the Eggs….Phantom Train….from the Florida compilation called The Land That Time Forgot from 1982. We got to see CP at the Star Club in Oshawa and it was jaw dropping.
      34. Tex Rubinowitz….Feelin’ Right Tonight….from the 1980 Declaration of Independents compilation. Tex was part of the Washington DC rockabilly scene from the late 70’s/early 80’s.
      35. X Ray Spex….Cliche….from the 1979 Canadian compilation called Permanent New Wave. There’s also some Canpunk on this one, ie Viletones, and The Action.
      36. Jeremy Porter and the Tucos….Put You On Hold….from the brand new Candy Coated Cannonball release on GTG Records out of Detroit. This one arrived just as I was finishing putting this show together and it had to be on….really love this song!!


      Thanx to all that took the time to listen to this show, add comments, messages, emails, texts and smoke signals!!!

      And a HUGE Thanx to all the bands/artists that keep making fantastic music in these crazy covid times!!!!

    • January 26, 2021 10:37 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist January 25/2021


      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood compilation from 1989.
      2. The Tenderfeet….The Girl I Never Had….brand new release from this Greek combo on the Lost In Tyme label.
      3. Danny Kidd…Floridian Dreaming….brand new single from this London Ontario artist.
      4. Christopher Peifer….Something To Believe In….brand new single from this NYC based artist.
      5. Labasheeda….Dark Dream….from the recent Dark Dream release and from Netherlands. They played Call The Office in 2009.
      6. Dangersex….Waiting….new release from this London Ontario band that is so new, they haven’t played out yet.
      7. The Luxurious Faux Furs….Home Cookin’…from the brand new Like A Real Shadow release on Mandinga Records. Originally based in NYC, the LFF’s are now New Orleans based.
      8. Catl….Waiting List…from their 2014 This Shakin’ House release. This Toronto duo have the same setup as The Luxurious Faux Furs (minimal drums, guitar and vocals 2 piece) and a blues based sound as well. Would be fun to see the 2 bands together in a show as catl always put on killer shows!
      9. Daddy Long Legs…Witch Hunt…from the 2012 Evil Eye On You release. Saw these guys at Call The Office and they were a load of fun live!
      10. Deadly Snakes…I Can’t Sleep At Night…from the 2003 Ode To Joy release and from Toronto. One time they played Call The Office with Greg Cartwright (Oblivians) as part of the band.
      11. Howlin’ Wolf…Watergate Blues…from his 1973 The Back Door Wolf release.  Back when things were simpler south of the border.
      12. NASDAQ…Bailout…from their brand new Young Professional release and a 3 piece that sounds somewhat similar to another satire combo.
      13. Social Distance…Run And Hide….from their recent Stay Away release and from right here in London Ontario.
      14. Can Too’s….Only The Young Die Dumb….from their 2005 Le Can Too’s release and from London Ontario.
      15. Subhumans….I Got Religion…from their 2006 New Dark Age Parade release.
      16. DOA….The Prisoner….from their debut longplayer that came out 40 years ago this year. I still remember seeing copies of this at Records On Wheels here in London when the band dropped them off after playing the Cedar Lounge.
      17. NYDolls….7 Day Weekend…from their 2000 A Hard Night’s Day release which is demos from 1973. This is the start of our tribute to Sylvain Sylvain who passed away recently.
      18. NYDolls….Courageous Cat Theme….from a NYDolls compilation called Rock’n’Roll and this song was recorded during the Too Much Too Soon sessions. It was supposed to be used for a radio commercial, but no idea if that happened.
      19. NYDolls….commercial for their show coming up next month.
      20. NYDolls….Trash….from their first longplayer from 1973.
      21. NYDolls….Puss’n’Boots….from their Too Much Too Soon release from 1974.
      22. NYDolls…Cause I Sez So….from the Cause I Sez So release from 2009.
      23. Sylvain Sylvain….The Cops Are Coming….from his 1978 78 Criminals release.
      24. Sylvain Sylvain….The Kids Are Back….same as above.
      25. Sylvain Sylvain….14th Street….as above
      26. Sylvain Sylvain….I’m Your Man….from the 1997 Sleep Baby Doll release.
      27. Sylvain Sylvain….Trash….recorded live at Call The Office 12/15/2000. Syl made at least 2 appearances at CTO and once with the NYDolls here in London.
      28. Poisoned Aeros….Puss’n’Boots…..from their 2003 Turbulence release and from Hamilton Ontario. Syl played guitar, piano and produced this track.
      29. Vanilla Fudge….Shotgun….1969 7” on ATCO and goes out to bass player Tim Bogert who passed away recently.
      30. Vanilla Fudge…You Keep Me Hangin’ On….1967 7” on ATCO Records and this was their hit.
      31. Foot In Cold Water…. Who Can Stop Us Now….from their 1972 debut longplayer and I believe from the Toronto area.
      32. Guess Who….Guns Guns Guns…from their 1972 Rockin’ release and this was the first Guess Who record I ever bought.
      33. Steel River….Southbound Train….from their 1971 A Better Road release. Locally Boy From Nowhere do a great version of this track.
      34. Sorels…Spring Break….brand new 7” from this Winnipeg trio of delinquents. There’s a video of this one that takes a cartoony Scooby Doo approach. Fun stuff! And we’re gonna spin the flip side on next week’s show.
      35. Ronettes….Be My Baby….from the Phil Spector Box Set and goes out to Phil who passed away last weekend.
      36. Ike And Tina….River Deep Mountain High… above and this one is from 1966. Many have tried, but few have reached the peaks on this great song!
      37. Ramones…Do You Remember Rock’n’Roll Radio….from the 1980 End Of The Century release.


      Ran outta time, but definitely not tunes. Thanx for all the feedback, cards, letters, phone calls etc as it helps maintain this level of sanity!  And Thanx to all that took the time to listen to part or even all of this show!

      Back again next week and looks like we’ll be playing a lot of compilation records on the next show!

    • January 18, 2021 7:18 PM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist January 18/2021


      1. Gruesomes….What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood 1989

      2. Creatures Of Condition….Thin Boys…from their recent Uniforms Of Opposing Sides release and from Windsor Ontario.

      3. The Versions….Island….from their recent Calling Lucifer release and from Chile

      4. Aqua Barons….Spy Romance…from their recent Extreme Guitar Conditions release and from Greece

      5. Long Day Journey….Sickle Showdown…from his recent Mini Themes For Motion Pictures Featuring The Exciting Sounds Of Fuzz Unlimited.  From Hamilton Ontario.

      6. The Ventures….Them From Wild Angels…from the Guitar Freakout release and from 1967. One of the very first albums I bought as a kid….49 cents at the local K Mart as it was mono and everyone wanted stereo records back then. I didn’t care (or know the difference) as I had a foldup record player.

      7. Spit Jr….Destination April….recent release and from London Ontario.

      8. Randall Pee Coltrane….Self Medicated Man…..from his upcoming The Gnu Normal release and from Barrie Ontario.

      9. Ballantynes….Sickos….from their Liquor Store Gun Store Pawn Shop Church release from 2013 and from Vancouver.

      10. Mandala…..Love-itus…..from their Classics release and originally from 1968, way before J Geils had the hit.

      11. Brian McMahon….NYDNY….from his 17 Volts release from 1996 and Brian was in the Electric Eels outta Cleveland.

      12. Jon Lee and the Checkmates….Porkchop….from 1967 and came out on Sparton, so it was pressed right here in London, Ontario. This is the start of our tribute to Michael Fonfara who passed away recently.

      13. Lou Reed….Kill Your Sons….from the 1974 Sally Can’t Dance release that Michael played keyboards and was Lou’s band leader for several years.

      14. Lou Reed…Baby Face…. As above.

      15. Rhinoceros….Apricot Brandy….from their first album from 1968. Micheal was keyboardist in this combo.

      16. Rhinoceros….Just Me….from their 1970 Better Times Are Coming release.

      17. Rough Trade….Take Me….from their 1976 Direct To Disc release and Michael was arranger and keyboardist.

      18. Chris Houston….Einstein’s Brain’s In Hamilton….from a 2013 7” upon which Michael played keyboards. Got to see Michael Fonfara several times at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton over the years.

      19. Chris Houston….Right Stuff….from his Hazards Of Glitter release

      20. Magic Christian….Let’s Shake….from the 7” from 2012 that was recorded in Hamilton with Dave Rave, Gordie Lewis and Michael along with Magic Christian.

      21.  Chris Murphy….Happy Guy….from his Blowin’ The Horn release and features Michael as keyboardist, producer and songwriter on this one. Chris Murphy is from right here in London Ontario.

      22. Doug Varty Band….Misfit….from his 2012 Feel Free release and from London Ontario. Doug was inducted into the London Music Hall Of Fame a couple years ago.

      23. Celibate Rifles….God Squad….from their 1983 Sideroxylon release and from Australia.

      24. Sporting Bachelors….In The Garage….from their 1990 Love Letters To Johanna release.

      25. Funk E. Fred and Origin…..played the intro to this 1982 cassette that came out of London Ontario. Don’t know much about the band, they did play live a couple times and Chris Meloche did the electronics for the project.  Any additional info appreciated.

      26. UIC….Morocco….from their recent FM Hill release and from Toronto.

      27. Muck and the Mires….Mint Condition….from their recent Greetings From Muckingham Palace release.

      28. Sorels….She’s In A Gang….from their 7” from last year and some new recordings should be here for next week’s show.  Winnipeg garage/bubblegum combo.

      29. The Poles….CN Tower….from Toronto and on a 1977 7”.

      30. Wire….Reuters….from their 1977 Pink Flag release.

      31. Michael Yonkers Band….Boy In The Sandbox….from Microminiature Love on Subpop Records that was a collection of his recordings.

      32. DOA….America The Beautiful….from the 1978 release and this is a 1982 demo of this timely song.

      33. DOA….Liar For Hire…from the 1978 release.

      34 Subhumans…. Mindless Tough Guy Act….from the New Dark Age Parade release.


      Thanx to all that took the time to give a listen! And Big Thanx for all the comments, messages, emails, letters, phonecalls and smoke signals!!

      Next week a trib to Sylvain Sylvain, Phil Spector and Tim Bogert.

    • December 29, 2020 7:48 AM CST
    • Radio What Wave Playlist December 28/2020

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood 1989.
      2. Long Day Journey….Hell’s Bloody Cycle Theme…from the brand new Mini Themes For Motion Pictures Featuring The Sounds Of Fuzz Unlimited.  Mouthful of a title from this Hamilton Ontario artist that takes late 60’s cycle flick sounds to a new level!
      3. Victims….What I Want…from the Real  Wild Child release from 1979
      4. UIC…Richard May….from the recent FM Hill release and all about our pal Dick May.
      5. Creatures Of Condition…Martin….from the recent Rough And Ready EP and from Windsor Ontario.
      6. Stupidity…Baby It’s You….brand new download from one of our fave Swedish combos!
      7. Steve Schijins…Fooling Yourself…brand new download and from Kelowna BC.
      8. Spit Jr….Funnel Of Love….brand new release from this mystery London Ontario artist.
      9. Underground Divas…This Train is Running Out of Faith….Montreal based artist.
      10. Andre Williams and the Sadies….America…from the 2012 Night And Day release.
      11. Long Day Journey…Hell’s March…from the brand new Mini Themes For Motion Pictures Featuring The Sounds Of Fuzz Unliminted.
      12. Aretha Franklin….A Change Is Gonna Come…from the Star Collection release from 1973
      13. Now Time Delegation….Keep On Pushin’…from their Watch For Today release from 2001. Tim Kerr on guitar and production duties on this, the only release by this band.
      14. Charles Bradley….Changes….from the 2016 Changes release and brings a tear to my eyes every time I hear this one.
      15. David Bowie….Changes….from the Hunky Dory  release of 1971
      16. Leanne Mayer….The Devil You Know….recent track from this London Ontario artist.
      17. Unknown Soldiers…I Quit Today….from a 1987 7” from this Portland combo.
      18. Ramones….I Wanna Be Sedated….from the 1978 Road To Ruin release and this should be the official end of 2020 anthem….20 20 24 hours to go!!!!
      19. Rockin’ Bobby Harris…Yup Yup Boogie….from a CDR we bought from Bobby several years ago. Anyone know of Bobby’s whereabouts now? Or any info on him?
      20. Greasemarks….Bloodshot Eyes…from the Griddle Greasin’ Daddy release.
      21. Duke Sedan and the Hi-Tones….Real Cool Daddy….from their 2008 release and from London Ontario.
      22. Pink Cadillac Scat Cats….Nervous Breakdown…..a demo they sent us many years ago and from London Ontario.
      23. Bloodshot Bill….The Wobble….from his 2016 Gutar Boy release. Bill was selected as one of the best guitarists of the 21st century by Vintage Rock Magazine!!! Congrats Bill!
      24. Muck and the Mires….The Way It Was Before…from the recent Greetings From Muckingham Palace release and from the Boston area.
      25. The Last….She Don’t Know Why I’m Here….1978 Bomp 7” and still a fave around here.
      26. Cheepskates….Backwards Boy…from their 1987 Remember release on Music Maniac Records. NYC pop/garage combo that made a couple of very successful visits here back in the late 80’s.
      27. DB’s….Neverland…from their 1986 Amplifier release.
      28. Individuals….My Three Sons…from their Fields/Aquamarine CD from 2008 and from Hoboken.
      29. Clean….Billy Two…from their 1981 Boodle Boodle Boodle release from 1981 and from New Zealand.
      30. Clean…Fish…from their 1982 Yet Another Clean EP from 1982.
      31. Chills…Pink Frost….from the compilation Flying Nun compilation Tuatara from 1986.
      32. Torquemadas….Teenage Head…from the Greetings Form Planet Aotearoa compilation from 1989 and from New Zealand. These guys musta missed the memo that said the Flamin’ Groovies did Teenage Head and proceeded to make a whole new song.
      33. Dad Jokes…Hopeless Vacation….from the 2016 release of the same name and from New Zealand. They could have been the only NZ band that we saw at Call The Office here in London.
      34. Dawgs….Shot Of Your Love…1980 7” that is still a fave around here. Saw these guys in Boston in the early 80’s and they were a great little rock’n’roll combo live.
      35. Dave Rave and Lauren Angelli….Company Man….from the Reducers Tribute, Rave On Volume 1 from 2012.
      36. The Reducers….Auld Lang Syne……and Happy New Year!!


      Thanx for all the messages, emails, texts, likes and everything else!!!!

      Back again next week/year for a look back at 2020. We don’t do best ofs, so just the tunes and events that made a difference.

    • February 12, 2021 4:59 PM CST
    • Recently for an episode of Revolution Rock, we interviewed musician, author and New York Punk Icon Richard Hell!  We also had an entire program featuring tracks from his new reissue of Destiny Street.  Listen below:

      Destiny Street Complete Playlist (Originally Aired On February 6th, 2021):  

      1.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - The Kid With The Replaceable Head (Destiny Street Remaster) (Destiny Street Complete - Omnivore Recordings - 2021)
      2.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Staring In Her Eyes (Destiny Street Repaired) (Destiny Street Complete - Omnivore Recordings - 2021)
      3.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Time (Destiny Street Remixed) (Destiny Street Complete - Omnivore Recordings - 2021)
      4.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Don't Die (Single Version) (Destiny Street Complete - Omnivore Recordings - 2021)


      5.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes In Spurts (Blank Generation - Sire Records - 1977)
      6.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - I'm Your Man (1977 Demo) (Time - Matador Records - 2002)
      7.  Richard Hell - The Hunter Was Drowned (Time - Matador Records - 2002/R.I.P. - ROIR - 1984)
      8.  Dim Stars - Baby Huey (Let's Dance) (Dim Stars - Caroline Records/New Rose Records - 1992/Spurts: The Richard Hell Story - Rhino - 2005)


      9.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - You Gotta Lose (Another World EP - Ork Records - 1976)
      10.  Neon Boys - That's All I Know (Right Now) (Spurts: The Richard Hell Story - Rhino - 2005)
      11.  The Heartbreakers - Hurt Me (Demo) (Time - Matador Records - 2002/R.I.P. - ROIR - 1984)
      12.  Television - Blank Generation (Live) (Spurts: The Richard Hell Story - Rhino - 2005)
      13.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Ignore That Door (Live) (Funhunt: Live at CBGB's & Max's 1978 and 1979 - ROIR - 1990)
      14.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Lowest Common Dominator (Destiny Street Remaster) (Destiny Street Complete - Omnivore Recordings - 2021)
      15.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Going Going Gone (Demo) (Destiny Street Complete - Omnivore Recordings - 2021)
      16.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Funhunt (Demo) (Destiny Street Complete - Omnivore Recordings - 2021)
      17.  Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Destiny Street (Destiny Street Remixed) (Destiny Street Complete - Omnivore Recordings - 2021)

      Download/listen to this program here:

      Read a post on the new Richard Hell release Destiny Street Complete here:

    • February 1, 2021 1:16 PM CST
    • On a recent episode of Revolution Rock we did a show with a block of music featuring Sylvain Sylvain of The New York Dolls, along with a selection of other music from Viagra Boys, Necking and The Ar-Kaics.  I've also included our most recent episode featuring rare punk from Windsor's Fireball XL5 (who eventually became Lost Patrol), Paul Jacobs, The Goldstars, Crime, The Screamers, Amyl & The Sniffers, Johnny Thunders and more.  

      Show 866 Playlist:

      1.  Viagra Boys - Ain't Nice
      2.  Sleaford Mods - Elocution
      3.  Shame - Snow Day
      4.  Lice - R.D.C.
      5.  Sylvain Sylvain - Teenage News
      6.  The Criminals - Rockin' Good Time
      7.  New York Dolls - Trash
      8.  New York Dolls - Puss 'n' Boots
      9.  Steve Earle & The Dukes - Maria
      10. Bill Callahan, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Ty Segall - Miracles
      11. White Laces - Hands In Mexico
      12. Blush - Lunching Alone
      13. Bill Callahan & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - OD'd In Denver
      14. The Kills - The Void
      15. Danny Kroha - Poor Howard
      16. The Bobby Tenderloin Universe - Sandpaper One Side, Rubber on the Other
      17. Tea Leaves - Cicada Song
      18. Guided By Voices - Electronic Windows To Nowhere
      19. Kiwi Jr. - Undecided Voters
      20. Kiwi Jr. - Waiting In Line
      21. Bad Hoo - Skim Milk Test
      22. Bike Thiefs - Connie's Got A New Phone
      23. Necking - Habbo Hotel
      24. The Young Canadians - I Hate Music
      25. Art Bergmann - Demolished
      26. Bella and the Bizarre - Delusions
      27. 49th Parallel - You Do Things
      28. Northwest Company - Hard To Cry
      29. The Ar-Kaics - To Be Free

      Download/listen to this episode here:

      Show 867 Playlist:

      1.  Paul Jacobs - Half Rich Loner
      2.  Paul Jacobs - Thanks
      3.  Paul Jacobs - If You Cannot Stay
      4.  Birds of Paradise - Money Tree
      5.  Fireball XL5 - Just A Vacant Boy
      6.  The Goldstars - With This Ring
      7.  Huttch - Quick Fix
      8.  Pony - Couch
      9.  Palberta - No Way
      10. Lithics - Beat Fall
      11. New Fries - L'Express
      12. Goat Girl - Badibaba
      13. Chad VanGaalen - Samurai Sword
      14. TUNS - My Memories
      15. The Bats - Warwick
      16. Wilco - I'm Always In Love
      17. Jeff Tweedy - Natural Disaster
      18. Spencer Tweedy - Wind School
      19. Bill Jr. Jr. - Blue
      20. The Besnard Lakes - Fueds With Guns
      21. Falcon Jane - Had Enough
      22. Stinkbox - Burn 'Em
      23. The Avengers - Car Crash
      24. Crime - Terminal Boredom
      25. The Screamers - Magazine Love
      26. The Ex - Six Of One And Half A Dozen Of The Other
      27. Pinch Points - Jelly Brain
      28. Amyl & The Sniffers - Cup of Destiny
      29. The Replacements - I.O.U. (Demo)
      30. The Replacements - Alex Chilton (Rough Mix)
      31. Johnny Thunders - Talk About You (Resurrected Remix)
      Download/Listen to this episode here:

    • December 28, 2020 8:24 PM CST
    • For the last episode of Revolution Rock in 2020, we did a retrospective of interviews that were featured on the show this year and music from those artists.  On this program there are interview clips and music from Bloodshot Bill, Nap Eyes, Tough Age, Teenanger, Pylon and King Khan.  In additon to this there is also music from Windsor punk band The Spy's and unreleased music from post-Spy's band The Nelsons, music featuring Chris Murdoch (Outtacontroller, Souvenir) and more.  

      Show #862:  The 2020 Interviews Playlist:
      1.  Bloodshot Bill - Don't Let Go (Get Loose Or Get Lost - Goner Records - 2020)

      2.  Bloodshot Bill - A Cheat (Get Loose Or Get Lost - Goner Records - 2020)


      3.  Bloodshot Bill - Straight To The Moon (Get Loose Or Get Lost - Goner Records - 2020)
      4.  The Nelsons - Cubs Boogie (Unreleased)
      5.  Nap Eyes - If You Were In Prison (Snapshot of a Beginner - Royal Mountain Records/Jagjaguwar - 2020)


      6.  Nap Eyes - Snake Oil (Snake Oil/Childs Romance - Jagjaguwar - 2020)
      7.  Nap Eyes - Dark Link (Snapshot of a Beginner - Royal Mountain Records/Jagjaguwar - 2020)
      8.  The Spy's - Underground (Underground/Machine Shop Single - 2020 Remaster)
      9.  Souvenir - Promises (Beating Into Dust EP - 2020)
      10. Outtacontroller - Mutations (Television Zombies - P. Trash Records/Young Modern/Southpaw Records - 2015)
      11. Tough Age - My Life's A Joke & I'm Throwing It Away (Which Way Am I? - Mint Records - 2020)
      12. Tough Age - Anti-Anxiety Exercises (Which Way Am I? - Mint Records - 2020)


      14. Tough Age - Waiting Here (Waiting Here Single - 2020)
      15. Teenanger - Good Time (Good Time - Telephone Explosion - 2020)


      16. Teenanger - Touching Glass (Good Time - Telephone Explosion - 2020)
      17. Johnny West - Vector (Year of the Sleepwalk - Tosteestosta Music - 2020)
      18. Johnny West - Firecrackers (Year of the Sleepwalk - Tosteestosta Music - 2020)
      19. Pylon - Volume (Gyrate - DB Records/New West Records- 1980/2020)


      20. Pylon - Reptiles (Channel One Version) (Pylon Box - New West Records - 2020)
      21. King Khan - The World Will Never Know (Infinite Ones - Ernest Jenning Record Co./Khannibalism - 2020)


      22. King Khan - A Hard Rain's Gotta Fall  (Infinite Ones - Ernest Jenning Record Co./Khannibalism - 2020)
      23. King Khan Unlimited - Pigment Of Your Imagination (Opiate Them Asses - Ernest Jenning Record Co./Khannibalism - 2021)

      Download/listen to this episode here:

      Read a post about all the interviews on Revolution Rock in 2020 here: