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    • July 6, 2019 7:59 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday July 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 http://witr.rit.edu

    • June 15, 2019 2:26 PM CDT
    • Playlist 06-15-19

      Troggs - I Can Only Give You Everything
      Nomads - I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time
      Other Half - Mr. Pharmacist
      Love - 7 and 7 Is
      Jonny Manak and the Depressives - Sick of Feeling Sick
      Lucy and The Rats - Stick To You
      Ultra Sect - Stolen Lands
      Briefs - Dumb City
      Dirty Fences - Goodbye Love
      Cowboys - Some Things Never Change
      Los Pepes - Let Me Tell You Something
      Descendents - Marriage
      Cretins - Haven’t Got Clue
      99ers - Girl Eyes
      Duncan Reid and the Big Heads - Pretty Little Rachel
      Dead Frequency - I Don't Wanna Know
      SLRB - Fight Fight Fight
      Suck - Basement Buzz
      Beggar Belief - All Our Know Devices
      Dick Dastardly's - All My Friends
      Night Times - Watch Your Step
      Serpent Power - In Her Mind I Am Me
      Les Bof! - Fin De Monde
      Jonny Magus & The Bursting Bubbles - Intergalactic Superlove
      Fadeaways - Nowhere To Hide
      Les Breastfeeders - Ma Mort Davant Ma Mort
      Bad Beats - What You Trying To Say
      Schizophonics - Streets of Heaven and Hell
      Wipes - In the Park
      Slow Faction - UDI
      Klammer - Being Boiled
      Jet Buzz - Mr Eugene
      Big Eyes - When Midnight comes
      Constant Mongrel - Action
      Lane - Winnepeg
      Dirt Byrds - Look Me In The Eyes
      Badass Motherfuzzers - I Can't See
      Godfathers - If I Only Had Time
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • June 15, 2019 6:53 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be bursting at the seams with new punk and garage tunes for your listening pleasure. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu from Noon-2:00PM EST.

    • June 1, 2019 1:48 PM CDT
    • Playlist 06-01-19

      13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
      Roky Erickson - Creature With The Atom Brain
      Roky Erickson - Cold Night For Alligators
      Roky Erickson - Don't Slander Me
      Ultra Sect - Modern Nights
      Beggar Belief - Burn It All Dwon
      Alements - This Is Eden
      Bad Beats - Ain't No Friend of Mine
      Big Eyes - Young Dumb & Bored
      Los Pepes - Anyway
      Suck - The Catfish
      Meat Tray - Meat Lover
      Gorilla - Stuck On You
      Clash - I'm So Bored With The USA
      99ers - Sweet Strawberries
      Radio Birdman - Aloha Steve & Danno
      Constant Mongrel - Action
      Lane - Dirty Liar
      Klammer - Being Boiled
      Psychedelic Furs - Flowers
      Wipes - Way Too Slow
      Slow Faction - U.D.I.
      Jet Buzz - Mr. Eugene
      Cowboys - Red-Headed Girlfriend
      Les Bof! - Liberes Moi
      Les Breastfeeders - Hey Petite Fille
      Mongrelettes - You'll Never Fall
      Rod Hamdallah - Think About It
      Bee Bee Sea - Be Bop Palooza
      Jonny Magus & The Bursting Bubbles - The Night of A Thousand Stars
      False Positives - Eyes Wide Open
      Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth
      Dirt Byrds - I Ain't Thick It's A Trick
      Dick Dastardly's - Overthinking
      Hospital Food - Burning City
      Priorities - Keep On Fighting
      Woggles - Luminol Test
      Blotto - I Wanna Be A Lifeguard
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • June 1, 2019 8:35 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday June 1st from Noon -2:00PM. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

      R.I.P. Roky Erickson.

    • May 18, 2019 2:00 PM CDT
    • Playlist 05-18-19

      Ultra Sect - Violent Acquisition
      Alements - This Is Eden
      Slow Faction - U.D.I.
      Beggar Belief - Next Stop Outta Here
      Klammer - Being Boiled
      Jonny Magus & The Bursting Bubbles - Intergalactic Superlove
      Bee Bee Sea - Be Bop Palooza
      Rod Hamdullah - Carry You Home
      Jet Buzz - Mr. Eugene
      Hospital Food - You're Not PC
      Lane - Stand
      Wipes - Why'd You Run
      Cowboys - Pie In My Eye
      99ers - Girl Eyes
      False Positives - Eyes Wide Open
      Les Breastfeeders - Ma Mort Davant Ma Mort
      Les Bof! - Jezebel
      Yeah You Rights - What I Say
      Tracys - Wendy-O
      Los Pepes - Ain't Life Easy
      Dick Dastardly's - Nuclear Korean Girl
      Suck - The Death Machine
      Sourpuss - I Wanna Be Loved
      Dirt Byrds - Gone Daddy Gone
      Meat Tray - Meat Lover
      Toxenes - Redux
      Priorities - Weekend Warriors You Say
      Richard and the Young Lions - Action Woman
      Mongrelettes - Never Come My Way
      Bad Beats - Don't Mean Nothin
      Cynics - Now I'm Alone
      MC5 - Rambling Rose
      Cult - Love Removal Machine
      Redd Kross - Play My Song
      Lemonheads - Two Weeks in Another Town
      Cramps - Psychotic Reaction
      Pandoras - Hot Generation
      Screaming Trees - Wish Bringer
      Devo - The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • May 4, 2019 1:41 PM CDT
    • Playlist 05-04-19

      Giuda - Here Comes Saturday Night
      New York Dolls - Trash
      Rezillos - Destination Venus
      Plastic Bertrand - Pogo Pogo
      Cowboys - Some Things Never Change
      Bad Beats - What You Trying To Say
      Damned - Billy Bad Breaks
      Cayman Kings - Pink & Blue
      Dickies - Nights in White Satin
      Zeros - They Say That (Everything's Alright)
      Bad Religion - Land of Competition
      Rhino 39 - J Alfred
      Jonny Magus & The Bursting Bubbles - The Night of A Thousand Stars
      Richard and the Young Lions - Warning
      Les Breastfeeders - Hey Petite Fille
      Fadeaways - Nowhere To Hide
      99ers - Sweet Strawberries
      Wild Zeros - Nobody Can Tell Us
      Psychotic Reaction - Dying On the Vine
      Les Lulllies - What You're Doing
      Lane - Winnipeg
      Los Pepes - Let Me Tell You Something
      Wipes - Always Melow
      Djävulen Möblerar Om - Mot allt som du ar for
      Beggar Belief - All Our Known Devices
      Suck - El Cucuy
      Tracys - Wendy-O
      Hospital Food - Punx Not Dead
      Slow Faction - Haters Hate
      Snide - Disorder
      Aerosol Burns - Afraid of the Phone
      Priorities - For My Mates
      Bedpan Fight - Piece of Mind
      Scaners - UFO Crash
      Dick Dastardly's - Watch Me Go
      Cassette Apes - Wind Your Neck In
      Galileo 7 - Too Late
      Mongrelettes - I Never Told You
      Tiger Bomb - Can't Stop
      Buzzcocks - Nostalgia
      Rich Kids - Rich Kids
      Jam - In The City
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • May 4, 2019 6:43 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday May 4th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Just tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

    • April 20, 2019 1:50 PM CDT
    • Playlist 04-20-19

      Dictators - Faster & Louder
      Stimulators - Loud Fast Rules
      D Generation - Degenerated
      Circle Jerks - Parade of the Horribles
      Los Pepes - Action
      Suck - #You'redead
      Djävulen Möblerar Om - Fem dagar kvar
      Beserkerz - River Deep Action High
      Dick Dastardly's - All My Friends
      Les Lullies - You're Doing Wrong
      Nave Nodriza - Muérete
      Priorities - Weekend Warriors You Say?
      Galileo 7 - Too Late
      Cayman Kings - Mercy Kill
      Lyres - How Do You Know
      Les Breastfeeders - Ma Mort D'Avant Ma Mort
      Real Kids - All Kinds of Girls
      Radio Birdman - What Gives
      Stooges - TV Eye
      Mudhoney - Revolution
      Wipes - In The Park
      Lane - Stand
      Sons & Daughters - Rebel With the Ghost
      Flesh Eaters - She's Like Heroin To Me
      Mad Daddys - Stoned For The Rest of My Life
      Cassette Apes - Wind Your Neck In
      Chuck Norris Experiment - The Truth (Sticking To My Guns)
      Manager - Lower Companion
      Slow Faction - Haters Hate
      Beggar Belief - Burn It All Down
      Tio Rico - Unfledged
      Hospital Food - Burning City
      Richard and the Young Lions - Open Up Your Door
      Mal Thursday Quintet - The Other Side of This Life
      Tiger Bomb - Here He Comes
      Wild Zeros - She Knows
      Black Mambas - Up All Night
      Yeah You Rights - I Gotta Right
      Mono Men - Your Eyes
      Johnny Thunders - Leave Me Alone
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

       

    • April 20, 2019 8:34 AM CDT
    • To get your fix of songs that are loud and fast, listen to the Jeff of the Future Radio Show. The fun runs from Noon-2:00PM on Saturday April 20th. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at http://witr.rit.edu.

    • April 6, 2019 2:07 PM CDT
    • Playlist 04-06-19

      Richard and the Young Lions - Action Woman
      Bob Mould - Send Me A Postcard
      Palmyra Delran - Come Spy With Me
      Tiger Bomb - One Thing's For Sure
      Nave Nodriza - Destruyete
      Djävulen Möblerar Om - Against All That You Are For
      Swipes - Watergate Scandal
      Les Lullies - What You're Doing
      Wipes - In Your Mind
      Lane - Free Man
      Trophy Jump - Comfort Zone
      Cassette Apes - Wind Your Neck In
      Flash House - Die Alone
      Slack Alices - LeBomb
      Scaners - No Place In Space
      Hospital Food - You're Not PC
      Beggar Belief - Next Stop Outta Here
      Suck - Flip Cup
      No More Idols - Dalje
      Priorities - For My Mates
      Innocent - Nothing At All
      Wild Zeros - Teenage Lifestyle
      S.F.B. - Dying Breed
      Sybil - I Wanna Forget You (Just The Way You Are)
      Galileo 7 - Too Late
      Embrooks - Going But Not Gone
      Cayman Kings - I Wish I Had More Time
      Mal Thursday Quintet - Don't Want You Either
      Screaming Dead - Pretty-Mess
      Healthy Junkies - This Is Not A Suicide
      SLRB - Cheap
      Tio Rico - Unfledged
      Flesh Eaters - The Wedding Dice
      1.4.5. - Your Own World
      Va Va Voodoos - The Crusher
      Yeah You Rights - Unvulgar
      Vista Blue - My Bat, My Glove and You
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • July 3, 2019 11:26 AM CDT
    • Check out this month's show, feauring a tribute to the late Roky Erikson

    • July 2, 2019 9:12 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist June 28/2019

       

      1. Coaching For Sara….Haunted…brand new recording from these locals.
      2. Sex Pistols….Holiday In The Sun….from their first LP.
      3. Evan Johns….Vacation Time….from his Rollin’ Through The Night release on Alternative Tentacles. Got to see Evan a coupla times, Hamilton and definitely Oshawa a couple times. Always a Great live show!
      4. JJ Burnel…..Do The European…from his 1979 Euroman Cometh release. Solo release from The Stranglers bass stomper.
      5. The Vikings…Let’s Go….from their Go Berserk! Release on SFTRI.
      6. Light Bulb Alley….I Don’t Owe You A Thing….latest recordings from this Montreal trio.
      7. Chris Houston…Out Of The Blue….from his recent Hazards Of Glitter release.
      8. Chris Houston….War Of Da Dudes….this one’s been stuck in my noggin’
      9. Teenage Head….Kissin’ The Carpet…from their debut album and this is a 1981 pressing on OPM, different mix on this one. And that’s Kelly Jay on the piano on this one. RIP to Kelly Jay.
      10. Crowbar….House Of Blue Lights….from their Bad Manors release from the early 70’s. Sounding a bit like the Roy Loney version of The Flamin’ Groovies.
      11. King Biscuit Boy….Shout Bama Lama…from the With Crowbar release.
      12. Crowbar….Oh What A Feeling….from their Bad Manors release and the song that got them lots of radio play.
      13. Daddy Long Legs….Death Train Blues…from their Evil Eye On You release on Norton Records and they are playing Tuesday night at This Ain’t Hollywood.
      14. Frankie and Jimmy….Shakemondown….from their Blues On The Brain release and they usually open for Daddy Long Legs, but recently broke up.
      15. Daddy Long Legs….Comin’ After Me….from the Evil Eye On You release.
      16. Pack AD….Build…from their Funeral Mixtape release from 2007
      17. 63 Monroe….Hot Mess…from their recent Faded Glory and they were at Call The Office last night.
      18. DOA….Whatcha Gonna Do….from their recent 1978 release on Sudden Death.
      19. Subhumans….I Got Religion….from their New Dark Age Parade release and so timely these days.
      20. The Dogs….Call My Name….from the Sonny Vincent benefit CD.
      21. The Gruesomes….Three Men One Coffin….from the Live In Hell release and also on the 7” EP that came with What Wave zine #18.
      22. The Gruesomes…..What Wave…..from the Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood release from 1989.
      23. The Gruesomes….radio advert and then went into Hey, from the release of the same name. This one got lots of video play on Much Music. All The Gruesomes music is available now on Ricochet Sound out of Montreal.
      24. Bad Beats….Ain’t No Friend Of Mine….from their recent Off The Hook release and from Vancouver.
      25. Simply Saucer….Dance The Mutation…..from the Cyborgs Revisited release and playing Sunday at This Ain’t Hollywood.
      26. Dr John…..Right Place, Wrong Time…..from a Greatest Hits release and the song that got Dr John on the radio. RIP to Dr John.
      27. Dr John….Mama Roux…..from the same release as above.
      28. Ko and the Knockouts….You’re On My Mind…from one of The Coolest Songs In The World release put together by Little Steven, who happens to be coming to London on Tuesday.
      29. Cocktail Slippers….Rock’n’Roll Babe…as above and from Norway.
      30. Fondas….Wanna Be…as above and from Detroit.
      31. Lost Patrol…..Roast Beef Song….from the Mr Garager’s compilation and they were from Windsor Ontario.

       

      Thanx for all the messages, emails, phone calls, Heys etc!!! That’s what makes it all worthwhile!!

      Back again next week….with some Dave Bartholomew who passed away this week.

    • June 16, 2019 9:03 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist June 14/2019

       

      Back on the airwaves, dedicated this show to my Mother, Dr John and Roky Erickson. And the second half of the show is a Roky special as we’ve been fans for way too many years!

       

      1. Tony Low….Abomination….from the brand new To NY release. Some of you may remember Tony from his days in The Cheepskates, a great 60’s pop combo that lasted from the early 80’s to late 80’s releasing a couple of amazing LP’s. ‘Run Better Run’ should have been a radio hit!
      2. Lucy and the Rats….True Romance….brand new release on Dirty Water Records and this track Lucy doesn’t sing, just plays bass.
      3. TVD….I’d Kiss You Honey But You’re Standing On My Bottom Lip….from the Salvation Through Distraction release and TVD will be playing Call The Office Thursday night along with 63 Monroe and Swearcrow. Thanx to Pete Dekokker for calling in and giving us the complete info!
      4. Brother Leeds….Somehow….from their self titled debut release and from London Ontario,
      5. 63 Monroe….Hot Mess….from the recent Faded Glory release. Archie Gamble has rejoined the band on the tubs.
      6. Roger Zuraw….I Gotta Hunch….from his There’s Life, Then There’s Song release and goes out to Jocko.
      7. Dashboard Rattle….1979….from their self titled debut and they are playing next weekend at Victoria Park along with several other local bands…Thing From Outer Space, Twin Fin and more.
      8. Chris Houston….Out Of The Blue…from the Hazards Of Glitter release from earlier this year.
      9. Lowdown Dirty Mojos….Can’t Have Enough Good Luck….from the recent Screamin’ Hoodoo R’n’B release and features former Londoner Paul Wootton.
      10. DOA…..Liar For Hire….from the recent 1978 release on Sudden Death Records.
      11. Boy From Nowhere…..You’re Gonna Miss Me….snippet from the Mt Pleasant demos circa 1985 and transitioned into….
      12. Boy From Nowhere….Testify….as above and then transitions back into You’re Gonna Miss Me. Boy are still active on the local circuit and well worth checking out live if you get the chance.
      13. Reverb Syndicate….Clubfoot The Avenger….from the Last of the V8 Interceptors. They were in town recently and put on a phenomenal show according to all sources.
      14. UIC….You’re Gonna Miss Me….live recording from Bullwinkles 2/14/1986. If memory serves me correct, that was the first time Shark Graffitti came to London and Purple Toads were also on the bill. Purple Toads also covered You’re Gonna Miss Me.
      15. Roky Erickson…..KSAN interview from 1978 to start our Roky special.
      16. The Spades….You’re Gonna Miss Me…..from 1965 and the original version of this song. Roky left The Spades to join 13th Floor Elevators and brought this song along.
      17. The Spades….We Sell Soul….flip side of the above.
      18. 13th Floor Elevators….You’re Gonna Miss Me…from an IA 7” pressed in Canada by Quality Records. This one looks beat but plays with minimal noise….real quality vinyl, not like today’s records!
      19. 13th Floor Elevators……Roller Coaster….from the Psychedelic Sounds Of….Their first LP and one from that era that still sounds as good, if not better than when first released.
      20. 13th Floor Elevators….Fire Engine….as above. Always loved Roky’s lead vocals and the background siren vocals on this one!
      21. 13th Floor Elevators…..Reverberation…as above.
      22. 13th Floor Elevators….Tried To Hide….as above.
      23. 13th Floor Elevators….Don’t Fall Down… as above.
      24. 13th Floor Elevators….Everybody Needs Somebody….live recording Summer 1966 at La Maison Ballroom in Houston and on the Elevator Tracks release. Live they sounded like no one else….Roky’s unmistakable vocals, Stacy Sutherland’s killer guitar riffs and the jug!
      25. 13th Floor Elevators….Satisfaction…. as above. They take this one into a jam session, something the Stones probably hadn’t thought of at this time.
      26. 13th Floor Elevators….I’m Down…. As above.
      27. 13th Floor Elevators….I’ve Got Levitation….from the Easter Island release.
      28. 13th Floor Elevators….Living On….from the Bull Of The Woods release.
      29. Roky Erickson….Bermuda….from a 1977 Virgin Records 7” and features Duane Aslaksen on lead guitar, a guy who stayed with Roky for a few years.
      30. Roky Erickson…..2 Headed Dog….from the I Think Of Demons release.
      31. Roky Erickson…Don’t Shake Me Lucifer….. as above.

      Ran outta time at this  point, but had a number of Roky songs I really wanted to play….Bloody Hammer was all cued up and ready to go!!

      Thanx for all the crazy phone calls and requests for the next show. And Thanx for all the emails, texts, FB messages and Heys!!

       

      Back in 2 weeks as next Friday is National Aboriginal Day in Canada and there will be a day of special programming to celebrate!   And CHRW has a fundraiser at the London Brewing Co-op on Sunday from 11 till 3PM. Fuse is also involved and there will be food vendors, DJ’s, beverages and local record store Odyssey onsite.

       

    • June 1, 2019 6:11 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 31/2019

       

      1. Bloodshot Bill….Hook Me….from his recent Come Get Your Love Right Now release.
      2. The Mongrels….Do It….another first Sunday of the month means another Rock’n’Roll Rent party at the Richmond….4 till 7PM on Sunday.
      3. Electric Cows…..Frenzy….from the recent Wheatfield Fuzz release and from Winnipeg on the Dub Ditch label.
      4. Flesh Rag….Inside Your Mind….from their Inside Your Mind release and sounding a bit Stooge like.
      5. The Stooges….1969….50 years later and it still sounds as good as ever!!
      6. Destroy All Monsters….You’re Gonna Die….1978 recording on the November 22nd 1963 release and features Ron Asheton on stun guitar.
      7. Long Day Journey….You’re An Algorithm….from the CD that came with the brand new 7” LDJ just released! Very limited quantities on this brain warper.
      8. The Move….I Can Hear The Grass Grow….1967 recording on The Best Of The Move compilation.
      9. Dogmatics….Sister Serena….from the 1984 Thayer St release from this bunch of drunken hoodlums outta Boston. Coupla O’Halloran’s in this combo, most likely related in some bizarre way as they’ve got that look! Relatives are starting work on a documentary on this somewhat overlooked band, we’ve sent our pics down for consideration in the doc.
      10. Jr Gone Wild…..It Never Changes….from the Less Art More Pop release from 1986. Another combo that is getting a documentary produced and this one should be getting near completion. Again, sent pics from the first time Jr played at the long gone Key West venue here in London.
      11. Washington Squares….Can’t Stop The Rain…..from their 1987 self titled debut release and timely as we’ve had more than our share of rain recently.
      12. Jill Porter….Just Ask….from her 2005 release and some really nice rock’n’powerpop.
      13. Jill Porter….Rock’n’Roll Songs…. As above….Jill is from Newfoundland and has a bit of a Real Kids edge to some of her material.
      14. Cool Blue Halo….Throw Me Down….from the Kangaroo re-ish that came out a couple years back on DWR Records out of Toronto.
      15. Andy Butler….You Go Girl….from the recent Garage Heartbreak release and Andy is from the 905s, but you knew that.
      16. B Girls….Mystery….from the recent Sonny Vincent tribute 3 CD package that you can get direct from Sonny via FB.
      17. Sorrows….Bad Times Good Times….as above. Believe this is the late 70’s NYC based beat/pop combo that released a record on Bomp Records. There’s no band notes with this compilation.
      18. Chris Houston….Psychadelic Igloo….from the recent Hazards Of Glitter release on DWR Records. For those that don’t know, Chris was an early bass player in The Forgotten Rebels and was responsible for the song that most attribute to the band, Surfin’ On Heroin. Since those days, Chris hasn’t released a lot of material, but what has come out, has that cool outsider sound and imagery. On this track there’s references to the early Toronto punk scene, Chris seeing his first band and some of the Toronto sound shapers are mentioned. There’s a who’s who of guest musicians; Steve Koch, Cleave Anderson, Gordie Lewis and so many more! We’re gonna cover a bit of his keyboard players history in the upcoming songs, that being Michael Fonfara.
      19. Chris Houston…..Kill Your Sons….also from Hazards of Glitter….Lou Reed composition from the Sally Can’t Dance release from 1974 on which Michael Fonfara was band leader and keyboardist.
      20. Lou Reed….Sally Can’t Dance….from the same named LP and of course features Michael Fonfara on keyboards.
      21. Rhinoceros…Apricot Brandy….from their self titled release from 1968 and again features Michael Fonfara on the keyboards. One of these days we’ll have to do a special on MF as we’ve seen him a coupla times at This Ain’t Hollywood backing up bands.
      22. Guadalcanal Diary…Watusi Rodeo….from the 1985 Walking In The Shadow Of The Big Man release and goes out to guitarist Jeff Walls who passed away this week. Jeff was most recently in The Woggles out of Atlanta.
      23. Shoobies….Girl Or Gator….from the recent Nevermind The Hardcore, Here’s Shoobies release and they are playing at Call The Office on Thursday night with Isolation Party.
      24. Marshmallow Overcoat….Wait For Her….from the recent All You Need Is Fuzz soundtrack release.
      25. Long Ryders….10-5-60…..from the 10-5-60 release and the Long Ryders are back touring and releasing material. This release is from 1983.
      26. Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men….American Music….from the Out In California live release and The Blasters hit London in October….not with Dave, but most likely will play this song.
      27. The Makers….Intro….from the Rock Star God release from 2000.
      28. Joan Jett….Roadrunner….from a Greatest Hits compilation.
      29. Big Star….In The Street….from the Live At Missouri University 4/25/1993 release. Caught part of a Big Star doc on TVO the other night and they went into a bit of depth on Alex’s involvement with The Cramps and Panther Burns.
      30. Big Star….Thank You Friends….from the Third release.
      31. Panther Burns…..Hey Little Mama….from the Behind The Magnolia Curtain release from 1981 and features LX Chilton on guitar. And Tav Falco was just in this area recently…speaking of, last time I can remember Panther Burns here in London was about 1981 when they strolled onstage at Fryfogles and proceeded to tear the joint down!! Wish I had some pics from that gig!

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

      Next week we’ll be doing at least part of the show on Roky and the major influence his work has had on so many others!

    • May 26, 2019 7:14 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 24/2019

      1. Nash The Slash….Guns and Sandwiches….from the Thrash release. Bought this from Nash last time we saw him here in London, playing a partial set with DOA. Stupidly didn’t take any pics that night, but there is video up on youtube.  Nash’s brother ran the longtime London classical and jazz record outlet, The Madrigal, before leaving for the east coast.
      2. Coaching For Sara….These People….from their only CD and they have a gig on Sunday at the Old East 765. They are supposed to be on around 5PM.
      3. Coaching For Sara….She Cums In Waves….latest recording from this local powerpop combo.
      4. Mack MacKenzie and Chip Kinman….It’s Not Worth it…from the recent Cua Tro De Los Angeles EP.
      5. The Rizdales….Honky Tonk Honeymoon….from the recent Lucky Enough release and there’s a shout out to the Richmond. Singer/guitarist Tom Dunphy brings his classic country show to the Richmond this afternoon.
      6. Wanda Jackson….Money Honey….from her self titled release from 1958. Now retired, Wanda had The Rizdales as her Canadian backup band for at least 3 tours, if not more.
      7. Crazy Rhythm Daddies….Crazy Rhythm Boogie….from their self titled release from 1996 and features 2 of Ray Condo’s Hardrock Goners and a Gruesome in the band.
      8. Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners….Catty Town….from the Condo Country release and this month marks the 15th anniversary of Ray’s passing. This band played London several times, always tearing up the venue and we’d end up talking about old cartoons and B movies for hours afterwards.
      9. The Bookmen…7 Buttons….from the Bang Shang A-Langle cassette from 1986 and goes out to Dave Bookman who passed away this week. Dave was a longtime radio host in the Toronto area, getting his start on CIUT and moving on to The Edge and Indie88. He was a HUGE champion of Canadian indy music, starting the Indy night at The Horseshoe Tavern and well respected by everyone in the business. Only met him once when his band performed at the Star Club in Oshawa in the early 80’s.
      10. The Bookmen….What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding…. As above.
      11. The Bookmen….Pump It Up…. As above.
      12. Brother Leeds….Easy Come Easy Go….from their brand new release and they are from right here in London Ontario.
      13. Dustbin Flowers….I Don’t Mind…from their recent Made To Last release and also from London.
      14. The Thing From Outer Space….Mai Tai….their latest release and they had a show last night at the Richmond. Right around this time, Jeff from the Reverb Syndicate called in to yammer about their big show at the Richmond that night with The Thing….
      15. Reverb Syndicate….Motorik….from their Last Of The V8 Interceptors release.
      16. Reverb Syndicate….Last Of The V8 Interceptors…..as above.
      17. Reverb Syndicate….The Happy Pessimist….as above.
      18. Running From Daylight…..Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet….from their recent red vinyl 7” and also from London.
      19. 63 Monroe….Hot Mess….from their recent red vinyl 12” called Faded Glory and also from London.
      20. The BellRays….Mine All Mine…from the recent Tribute To Sonny Vincent 3 CD set of which all funds are to help Sonny’s son and his family who were severely injured in a fire. Full details are on Sonny’s FB page.
      21. Deadbeat Poets….It’s Summertime….as above. Deadbeat Poets came through town last fall and put on a killer show!! Well worth checking them out live if you get a chance.
      22. Tami Neilson….Miss Jones…from the Sassafrass! release. We caught Tami last fall at the Aeolian and another great show!! Can’t wait till she comes back this way!
      23. Pretenders…..Precious….from their 1980 debut release and this one got a lot of airplay here at CHRW back then.
      24. American Flamewhip….Hell For Sale…from the Fingertight release from 2006 and from Winnipeg. Singer/guitarist JRod was also in The Angry Dragons that came this way a couple of times.
      25. Oh! Gunquit….Hope In Hell….from their self titled release on Dirty Water Records.
      26. The Nomads…..The Way You Touch My Hand…..from the Where The Wolf Bane Blooms release from 1983. Been listening to this for over 35 years and it never fails to kick my ass and melt my mind every spin!!! The Nomads were my starting point for collecting all that crazy 60’s punk sounds that came out of Sweden back then!
      27. The Nomads….5 Years Ahead Of My Time….as above and every word rings true for this barnburner version of The Third Bardo classic!! You all know The Cramps covered this one many a time live.
      28. Thee Fourgiven….Needle In The Red….from the Salvation Guaranteed release from 1989 and goes out to singer/guitarist Rich Coffee who celebrated a birthday this week. Rich used to contribute tour stories to What Wave zine back in those days.
      29. Izzy Bartok…CU Later….from the From The Streets release and from right here in London. Rumour has it, Izzy might have been the drummer in Thundermug, the loudest band in London in the early to mid 70’s. Check their AM radio hit Africa form 1972! As a kid, I found it hard to believe that a band from London Ontario was getting major airplay on the radio and the song was really good and catchy!
      30. Duotang…Quite Content In The Rut….from their New Occupation release and they were through London last year with a very small turnout. Nevertheless they put on an amazing show for me!! Support live music, buy touring bands merch and let them know you dug the show!!
      31. Smalltown….Back On Track….from the Implosion release on Deranged Records and from Finland. Another of my fave records with its mixture of pop meets rock meets great songwriting meets great production! Had to fade this out as we ran outta time and didn’t get to White Wires and The Real Kids that would have sounded so good after Smalltown.

       

      Thanx Tons for all the crazy phone calls, emails, messages, and Heys!! And Thanx to Reverb Syndicate for taking the time while stuck in traffic to yammer about their big show at the Richmond last night….they’re in Sarnia tonite!

       

      Back again next week, already have requests for Stooges (with Ron) and Long Day Journey….

      You can catch the show live every Friday from 4 till 6PM EST.

      http://www.radiowestern.ca/

    • May 19, 2019 8:21 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 17/2019

      1. Bloodshot Bill…Only Girl….from the recent Come And Get Your Love Right Now release on Goner Records. Bill is about to start a tour with Rev Horton Heat.
      2. The Kinks….Victoria….from 1969 and the namesake of this long weekend here in Ontario.
      3. Bum….Weekend….from a 7” on Au Go Go Records out of Australia, but the band is from Victoria BC and this is from 1992.  Great cover of The Dictators classic.
      4. NYDolls….7 Day Weekend…from the A Hard Night’s Day release on Norton Records and what we all aspire.
      5. UN Jefferson….Monday Morning….from their recent self titled debut.
      6. Lowdown dirty Mojos…..Mercy Mercy….from their recent Screamin’ Hoodoo R’n’B release and from Hamilton Ontario.
      7. Dashboard Rattle….Little Mis Selfie Taker…from their recent self titled debut and from London Ontario.
      8. Honey B and the T-Bones….Big Cat…from their Shake Your Shimmy release from 1992. From Finland and this trio used to play London a fair bit back in the 90’s.
      9. Weird Omen….Earworm…from their recent Surrealistic Feast release on Dirty Water Records.
      10. The Cads….Wasn’t Born Yesterday….from a 1978 7” and from Toronto. This set goes out to regular listener Tim from North Carolina. Tim’s visited London a number of times, most recently to see Teenage Head at CTO and visit the London Music Hall Of Fame’s Cedar Lounge display.
      11. Cardboard Brains….I Want To Be A Yank….from a 1978 7” and from Toronto.
      12. Goddo….Oh Carole, Kiss My Whip….from their 1978 Who Cares release and again from 1978.
      13. DOA….The Enemy…from the recent 1978 release. When The Skulls (pre-DOA) lived in Toronto, they came across Goddo playing at the Gasworks. They asked if they could use Goddo’s instruments to play a punk set when Goddo was on break. Goddo agreed, and The Skulls played a short punk set before being asked to leave as their sound was bothering the beer swilling crowd. The Skulls left, didn’t damage any of Goddo’s instruments and that was that.
      14. UIC….Blade In The Back….from the 1985 Accusonic Demos and this set goes out to Dan from Fort MacMurray, a HUGE UIC fan and another guy that we met at the London Music Hall Of Fame.
      15. UIC….New Rose…live recording at Call The Office from 3/16/1985. Video of this set exists and there’s a much younger version of myself making a fool of himself on the dance floor!
      16. UIC….Jumpin’ In The Night….live recording from Foufounes Electrique from 4/17/1987 and this was the band’s first show in Montreal and happened to be on a Good Friday according to the stage banter.
      17. Chris Wilson….Sympathy For The Devil….from his Back On The Barbary Coast release from 1993. This features Mike Wilhelm, who passed away earlier this week on guitar.
      18. Flamin’ Groovies….Do I Love You….from The Gold Star Tapes release and again features Mike on guitar. Mike joined the Groovies in 1978 from what I can figure.
      19. The Charlatans….32 20….1965 recording on Mindrocker Volume 3 and this was the band Mike was most known for. The Groovies covered this tune several years later.
      20. The Charlatans….The Shadow Knows….as above.
      21. Polymorphines….Anna Lee….from their The Slip EP from 2011. From Ottawa and they dropped by prior to their last show here in London a few years back.
      22. A Bunch Of Jerks….70’s Euro Minge…from the recent Rum Bar compilation at the station.
      23. Electric Cows….Prisoner Of Your Own Mind…from the recent Wheatfield Fuzz release on Dub Ditch Records out of Winnipeg.  Supposedly this is recordings done in the 80’s and just released now.
      24. Erasers…..Funny…..from the ROIR Singles, The Great New York Singles Scene release from 1982. Played this for singer/guitarist Susan Springfield who passed away this week. Susan was a lawyer in her post music career.
      25. Lucy and the Rats…..Melody….from their self titled debut release on Dirty Water Records.
      26. The Cynz…..Mean Girl….from the recent Tribute to Sonny Vincent 3 CD release.
      27. Marshmallow Overcoat….Suddenly Sunday….from their recent All You Need Is Fuzz soundtrack to the documentary of the same name. There’s a snippet of the band playing Call The Office from back in 1989 in the documentary.
      28. Bad Beats….Off The Hook….from the release of the same name and from Vancouver.
      29. Andy Butler….I’m Crushed….from the recent Garage Heartbreak release.
      30. Transylvania 500…..Future Shock…..from the 10000 Micrograms compilation and a 2 piece that used to play Call The Office a fair bit in the mid 90’s.
      31. Transylvania 500…..That’s Why I Built The Robot….as above.
      32. Transylvania 500….Haunted House…as above. T500 were a 2 piece, with keyboards, drums and a lot of stupid, but fun humour.
      33. Grand Funk….Flight Of The Phoenix….from the Phoenix release from 1972.
      34. Roxy Music…..Love Is The Drug….from one of their many self titled releases and a song that used to get played on FM back in 1975 when it was released.

       

      Big Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, FB messages and HEYS!!! That’s what makes it all worthwhile!!  Back again next week for more noise to annoy.

    • May 11, 2019 1:07 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 10/2019

       

      1. Flesh Rag….In Another Dimension….from the recent Sonny Vincent Tribute triple CD. Flesh Rag are from Hamilton and are one of several Canuck combos on this excellent CD set that is raising money for Sonny’s son  and family that were seriously injured in a fire. Ordering details are on the Radio WW FB page and on Sonny Vincent’s FB page.
      2. Newport Electric….The Way Out Is In….from their So It Goes release and last weekend NE won in the rock category at our annual Forest City London Music Awards. Congrats!
      3. Delta Stone and the Wardogs….Ain’t Got The Blues….from their Cajun Queen release and last weekend DS won in the blues category at our annual Forest City London Music Awards. Congrats!
      4. Black Frame Spectacle….A Line In The Sand…from their Grady Sessions and last weekend BFS won in the punk category at our annual Forest City London Music Awards. Congrats! And Congrats to all the other winners at this year’s event! And Thanx to all the volunteers and organizers of our annual London Music Week!!  There’s a TON of talent in this city, so get out and support live music!
      5. 63 Monroe….Drums Beat In the Background….from the recent Faded Glory release that is now available at select record stores here in London.
      6. Marshmallow Overcoat….Knights Of Fuzz…from the recent All You Need Is Fuzz release and it is the soundtrack to their All You Need Is Fuzz documentary. Just watched the documentary and there’s a little snippet of Marshmallow Overcoat playing at Call The Office from April 1989! Had no idea that was in there, so it was quite surprising! Remember that show well as the band stayed at our place that night and it snowed a little bit and one of the band members had never seen snow before as they are from Tucson!
      7. The Hydes….A Promise Is A Promise…from the recent Self Preservation Instinct Zero release on Rumble Skunk records out of Greece.
      8. Bad Beats….Can't You Understand...from the recent Off The Hook release on Sound Flat Records and from Vancouver.
      9. Hank and Frank….Nancy Sinatra….from a mid 80’s demo and Frank is Frank Ridsdale from Uranus, Sc-Phonics, Stetson Brothers, Slugfest and so many others. Hank is the singing bookman and currently in Tuerto Loco who cover this song and are playing at the St Regis tonight!
      10. Tuerto Loco….Glacier….from a live in the studio session here at Radio WW 5/12/2011. Can’t believe it’s been 8  years since this was done!
      11. Running From Daylight….Mary Jane….from a compilation out of Austin, Texas called Private Justices. RFD were nominated in the punk category at last week’s Forest City London Music Awards. Most of the show from here on, is London bands on compilations released outside of London Ontario. This is just the tip of the iceberg as so many London bands are known outside our city.
      12. Lonesome Ghost….Haunted By God…..from the Garage Punk Hideout Volume 2 and the GPH is an online gathering place for people into garagepunk music and its many variations. Lonesome Ghost were a 2 piece out of Aylmer, Ontario and were the only area band to be featured on this compilation series.
      13. Hell’s Half Acre….US Of Canada…from It Came From Canada Volume 4 and HHA were from Shedden Ontario, just south west of London. They were the only area band to be featured on this 5 volume series put out by OG Records of Montreal.
      14. Matadors….Evil Eye…from the first volume of Zombie Night In Canada compilation series. Matadors just recently did a show at the Old East 765 venue here in London.
      15. Wiggy Dunnit….Wasaga Beach….from the Boppin’ In Canada compilation released in the UK 1991. WD is Frank Ridsdale and drummer Dexter Beauregard, both of whom were in Uranus in the late 70’s/early 80’s.
      16. Motherlode….When I Die….from Made In Canada Volume 3 and this was a radio hit back in 1969. Formed at Thee Image (long gone club in London run by Nick Panaseiko) and one of the few London combos to crack the top 20 on AM radio.
      17. Grant Smith and the Power….Keep On Runnin’….from Made In Canada Volume 4 and another combo that Nick Panaseiko booked many times here in London in the mid to late 60’s. This tune also made the top 10 back in 1967.
      18. Lost Patrol….My Soul….from the Electric Carnival release on Kinetic Vibes Records out of France. Lost Patrol were from Windsor, but played just about every venue here in London and recorded several times at Dan Brodbeck’s studio, when it was still in his  parent’s basement.
      19. NFG….Weekend Punx….from a compilation CD that came with Rumble Skunk Zine #2 our of Greece. This also included an interview with all the band members that I could locate at that time. Here’s a link to the expanded interview:     http://radiowhatwave.blogspot.com/2018/10/nfgthe-band-from-london-ontario-canada.html 
      20. 63 Monroe…..Hyjack Victim….from Killed By Death Volume 10. Underground bootleg series of the early punk/new wave combos from around the globe.
      21. UIC….Wanna Go!!...from Johnny Hanson Presents Punk Rock Volume 1 on Wrong Records out of Vancouver. All hockey related songs as UIC were big into playing hockey.
      22. Flying Squad….Health Food….from the Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood compilation on OG Records that we put together back in 1989. Flying Squad were London Ontario’s only biker rock combo that scared off many a hipster with Tim Murphy’s intense facial antics!
      23. The Zellots….Blades…from the You Only Get One Shot at the Big Time on Wizzard in Vinyl out of Japan. There’s 3 tracks from The Zellots on this one, all from a 1980 recording session at EMAC Studios. Full colour booklet included that features pics of The Zellots playing in front of Flamingo Hair Salon on Dundas St from August 1980.
      24. The Sinners….No Brains Required….from the Only In Canada, Eh 77-81 compilation that also features another London combo, 63 Monroe. The Sinners were one of the first London bands to independently release a 7” single and this was the pick hit from that.
      25. Condo Christ….Patriotic Fever….from the Hamilton compilation Music From The Armpit Of Canada and are the only London band on this one.
      26. The Stinkies…..At The Boot….from the Lance Rock compilation On Canaduh! Volume 2. The Stinkies were from Toronto and covered this tune originally done by 63 Monroe. When a band from out of town covers your tune, that’s pretty amazing!!
      27. The Cheshyres….Too Many Women…from the Time Machine (The History Of Canadian 60’s Garage Punk and Surf 1985-1995) on Stomp Records. Technically not a London combo, but singer Wayne Pattern went to Western University for engineering and later was in a couple of London based combos.
      28. Boy From Nowhere….Heartful Of Soul….from Thee Cave Comes Alive on Action Records out of Greece. This is a vinyl compilation of a few of the 60’s garage oriented tunes that were on the cassettes that came with What Wave zine. And it’s the only appearance on vinyl of the BFN who have been on the scene here in London since about 1983! And they still put on killer shows to this day!
      29. Legend Killers…Cry Cry Cry…..as above, this is from Thee Cave Comes Alive. The Legend Killers were the only band to be featured on all of the compilations we’ve ever released…all the cassettes and vinyl! And thanx to lead singer Earle for calling in to thank me for playing this one. It was recorded at Dan Brodbeck’s studio when it was in his parent’s basement and featured Chris Mittleholtz on guitar.
      30. The Titans….Shamrock Bang….from the Oh Canaduh! Volume 2 compilation mentioned above, and this is a Japanese band covering a UIC song!
      31. Willie Nile….Vagabond Moon….from his 1980 self titled release and Willie played last night at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton.
      32. Grievances…..Winona….from the Guns + Roses’ Roses release and Grievances are playing Tuesday night at Call The Office.
      33. Heart Attack Kids…..Glass Bones….from their recent 7” on Grooves Records and they are playing with Grievances.

       

       

      Huge Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, FB messages and Heys!!! Got a stack of requests for next week that I’ll dig out of the archives! And Thanx to all that said HEY at last week’s London Music Week! Catch you next week as we usher in the long weekend!!!

    • May 5, 2019 9:58 AM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 3/2019

       

      1. The Hydes….Bad Nite….from the recent Self Preservation Instinct Zero on Rumble Skunk Records out of Greece. Greek combo and the singer reminds me of The Saints’ Chris Bailey.
      2. Pat Todd and the Rank Outsiders….You Made A Hit…from the recent You’re Dead release on Beluga Records out of Sweden.
      3. Lowdown Dirty Mojos…..Lifers….from the recent Screamin’ Hoodoo R’n’B release and they were in town on Friday at the Richmond.
      4. Lowdown Dirty Mojos… The Princes of Pot…as above. This song is about Marc Emery, long time pro pot activist who used to own City Lights Book Store here in London.
      5. The Sinners….No Brains Required…from a 7” and singer/guitarist Paul Wootton is now in the Lowdown Dirty Mojos.
      6. Boy From Nowhere…Wild In The Streets…live recording from 11/26/2016 and recorded by CHRW’s John Gardi, Sundays at midnight. Boy were opening for Lowdown Dirty Mojos on Friday.
      7. DOA….America The Beautiful…from the recent 1978 release of demos/live/singles on Sudden Death.
      8. Danko Jones….Instrumental…from the Garage Rock release and Danko is at London Music Hall on Thursday.
      9. Sylvain Sylvain….14th Street Beat….from his 1980 self titled release. We just heard that Sylvain is another with cancer and there is a go fund me page set up. Sylvain came to Call The Office at least twice, both times were great rockin’ shows!
      10. Rough Trade…Baptism Of Fire….live recording from the Spoke and Rim at Western University, circa 1980. Carole was in town yesterday as part of London Music Week and we got to meet her.
      11. Rough Trade….Take Me….from the Umbrella Direct To Disc release from 1977 and easily my fave Rough Trade release.
      12. Suffer Machine….Footsteps…from the CHRW Underground compilation from 1986 and features Lisa Patterson on sax, who was in town yesterday as part of London Music Week. Right around this time, Richard Beland called in to talk about his appearance that happened on Saturday as part of London Music Week. Richard is a long time photographer of the music scene and still does it to this day. Richard got his start here in London, first paying gig was The Legend Killers, a band that was on What Wave Records. We had no idea about this connection!
      13. Suffer Machine…No Faith In The Law….from their Deprogram release and as above.
      14. Dashboard Rattle….Sunday Afternoon….from their recent self titled release and they were at the London Music Club Friday as part of London Music Week.
      15. Twin Fin….Won’t Let You Go….from their Whiskey Wine and Venom Love and were also at the London Music Club on Friday as part of London Music Week.
      16. Tav Falco….Whistle Blower Blues….from the brand new Tribute To Sonny Vincent release and all proceeds go to helping Sonny and his family pay their Tremendous health care bills from the fire that hit them about 2 years ago. There’s a link on the Radio WW FB page on how to get this amazing 3 CD release.
      17. B Girls….Mystery….. as above.
      18. Bad Beats…What You’re Trying To Say….from the recent Off The Hook release on Sound Flat Records and these guys are from Vancouver.
      19. Brad Marino…..Broken Clocks….from his recent Extra Credit release and available on Beluga and Rum Bar Records.
      20. Steve Blimkie….On The Edge….from his self titled debut on Ready Records from about 1980 and on the back are many London Ontario references.
      21. Cherry Vanilla….The Punk….from her 1978 Bad Girl release. For all those wanna be punks!
      22. The Rizdales….One More Beer….from their recent Lucky Enough release and Tom and Tara are hosting the London Music Awards happening tonight at the London Music Hall.
      23. Frank Ridsdale….The Frog…from his Mod World Old World release and the Rizdales borrowed Frank’s last name for their band name as a tribute to Frank and all he  has done for the London music scene.
      24. Sci-Phonics….Apache….mid 80’s demo featuring Frank Ridsdale on vocals and guitar legend Jerry Fletcher.
      25. Johnnie Allan…Promised Land….1971 recording from the Ace compilation Another Saturday Night. Frank was inspired by New Orleans music and Chuck Berry, hence the inclusion of this song.
      26. Al Green…You Say It….from the Raw! Rare! And Unreleased! Release from 1990.
      27. Booker T and the MG’s…..Time Is Tight…from a Rhino Instrumental release and the perfect way to end the show.

       

      Big Thanx to Richard Beland for taking the time to yammer on the phone and we had no idea about the Legend Killers connection!

      Back again next week and Thanx to all that came out for London Music Week!!! So much overlooked talent in this city!

    • April 20, 2019 4:23 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist April19/2019

       

      1. The Heck….I Won’t Change….from the brand new Who? release on Dirty Water Records. This is a Dutch combo.
      2. Brother Leeds….Canadian Girl….local combo who are about to release an EP. Vets from the local scene with a new band.
      3. The Molice….Hello Hello….from their The Gate release and they will be playing at the Ebar in Guelph on Thursday. First and only Canadian show for this Japanese trio and put on by former CHRWer Adam Parrish.
      4. Drivin’ Beats….Everyday Girl…brand new song these US East coasters sent us this week.
      5. Andy Butler….Gonna Be Your Man….from his latest release, Garage Heartbreak.
      6. Soul Motivators….Free To Believe….from their release of the same name and they were in town last night.
      7. Rough Trade….Butch….from the Direct To Disc release and singer Carole Pope is coming to London on May 4th as part of the Soundcheck For Success event happening at London Music Hall. This event is part of London’s Music week which starts Friday with a live to air from the London Music Hall Of Fame. We’ll be yammering all about Music Week on next week’s Radio WW.
      8. Lowdown Dirty Mojos…Gunna Prey….from their brand new Screamin’ Hoodoo R’n’B and they are coming to the Richmond on Friday May 3rd.
      9. Bloodshot Bill….Stumble….from his latest full length, Come Get Your Love Right Now.
      10. Neko Case….Bowling Green….from The Virginian release and Neko is at London Music Hall on Sunday.
      11. Shannon and the Clams….Sleep Talk….from the release of the same name and Shannon Shaw is doing support for the Neko Case tour. She’s not with The Clams and it may be a country type of thing.
      12. Andre Bisson….How Many Times….from his latest release, Break. Caught Andre with a full horn section at London Music Club a couple of weeks back and it was a great show!
      13. Twitch….Rock’n’Roll Moment….from their 1979 Twitch and Shout release. Lead singer/guitarist Garwood Wallace was in the London Music Hall Of Fame a couple weeks back.
      14. Randall Pee Coltrane…Let Your Freak Flag Fly…from the Atomic Love Burrito release. Right before playing this one, Randall Pee Coltrane  phoned in to talk about Really Good Friday which was happening right as we were talking. Randall is a major behind the scenes motivator at this yearly fundraising event! We’re gonna get Randall and band into the studio here at Radio WW one of these days!
      15. Randall Pee Coltrane and the Hard Livers…..Fort Likkerdale….from the release of the same name.
      16. Randall and the Rivieras….Heartbreak and Sorrow…from their self titled release.
      17. UIC….Crop Dustin’….from the re-ish of the Our Garage release and this one is all about driving under the influence through farm fields and whatever else gets in the way!
      18. Boy From Nowhere… Southward Bound….recorded by the Nite Bat, John Gardi (who hosts a show on CHRW Sundays at midnight) at the Toys For Tots show 11/26/2016. Boy From Nowhere are playing tonight at the St Regis.
      19. Boy From Nowhere….Cars And Girls….live recording early 90’s at the Brunswick Hotel.
      20. Boy From Nowhere….Train Kept A Rollin’….from Thee Cave Comes Alive, a release on Action Records out of Greece which collects some of the more 60’s garage tunes from the What Wave cassette compilations.
      21. Elvis Costello….This Year’s Girl…..from the Rhino re-ish of This Year’s Model. This set is dedicated to Gary Stewart who passed away this week. Gary worked for Rhino Records and was the guy responsible for literally a TON of their really cool re-ishes! Check out any of your Rhino re-ishes and you’ll see Gary’s name in the credits.
      22. Elvis Costello….No Action….from the My Aim Is True re-ish on Rhino Records.
      23. Robin Lane and the Chartbusters….When Things Go Wrong…from the DIY  Mass. Ave release on Rhino. This one also goes out to Asa Brebner, guitarist in The Chartbusters who passed away a few weeks ago.
      24. Dangerous Birds….Alpha Romeo….from the above DIY Mass. Ave release. The DIY series is a great starting point if you’re into the whole late 70’s/early 80’s punk/new wave/pub/rock’n’roll scene that rocked the world! Not only are the essential tracks there, but some really cool obscure tracks, like this one are included. That, and great liner notes thanx to Gary Stewart!
      25. Bad Beats… The Way It Is….from their recent Off The Hook release and from Vancouver.  Guitarist Adam Payne was also the producer behind the scenes of the next 2 tracks…Big Thanx to Pete Feend for letting me in on this!
      26. Living Deadbeats…Lost….from the Hey Girl release from 2010.
      27. The Judys….Freedom 85….from their self released debut.
      28. DOA….Watcha Gonna Do….from the brand new 1978 release that collects a bunch of unreleased, demo and a few early single tracks from DOA.

       

      Big Thanx to Randall Pee Coltrane for taking the time to phone us today!

       

      Next week, we’re live from the London Music Hall Of Fame! Feel free to drop by the Museum and say Hey! Or just check out the museum as we’ve got some really cool stuff housed away!

    • April 7, 2019 2:14 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist April 5/2019

       

      1. Mack MacKenzie….It’s Not Worth It….from the recent Cua Tro De Los Angeles EP and Mack is on tour across North America right now.
      2. Lowdown Dirty Mojos…Lifers….from the brand new Scramin’ Hoodoo R’n’B release and feature former Londoner Paul Wootton on vocals and guitars. You may remember Paul from The Sinners, Spiral Scratch and Crawling King Snakes and now he’s in Hamilton. First London show May 3 at the Richmond.
      3. Dashboard Rattle….Fla Blue….from their recent debut release and from London.
      4. DOA….Whatcha Gonna Do….from the Something Better Change LP from about 1980 and goes out to our pooch, Joey Shithead who turned 2.
      5. Ten Heads…..You Clean Me Up…from their Swimming and Singing release and they played the Richmond last night.
      6. 63 Monroe….Drums Beat In The Background….from their brand new Faded Glory LP and they are playing next Friday at the Richmond.
      7. Running From Daylight….Breathing Fyre….from their Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet release and they will be playing with 63 Monroe next Friday along with local stunt artist and all around crazy Fenyxfyre whom this song is about.
      8. Imelda May…..Love Tattoo….from the 2007 release of the same name.
      9. Frankie and the Blue Angels….Little Sister….from a live recording at the long gone Kiplings  5/15/1988 and a request from The Dice who were in the studio during last week’s show. The Dice, along with John Welton were The Blue Angels.
      10. Bachman Turner Overdrive….Blue Collar….from their first LP from 1973 and features Londoner John B Young on uncredited tambourine.  John was inducted into the London Music Hall Of Fame a couple weeks back, and mentioned this to me. John was a roadie for BTO as well as their precursor, Brave Belt.
      11. Brave Belt….Another Way Out….from a 7” record.
      12. Brad Marino….Broken Clocks…from the brand new Extra Credit release and some mighty fine powerpop!
      13. Coaching For Sara…..She Cums In Waves….brand new download and goes out to Shane Sawyer as it was his birthday when this aired.
      14. MG & The Escorts….Someday Fool….from Nightmares From The Underworld, a compilation of 60’s Canpunk. This goes out to singer Graham Power who passed away last week.
      15. The Bad Beats….What You’re Trying To Say….from their recent Off The Hook release on Sound Flat Records out of Germany, but these youngsters are from Vancouver. Mighty fine 60’s style garagepunk that kinda reminds me of The Woggles out of Atlanta. You’ll be hearing lots more from this one!
      16. The Mongrels….All Systems Go….Usual first Sunday of the month at the Richmond for the Rock’n’Roll Rent Party.
      17. B52s….Lava….from their debut full length from 1979. Played this as The B52s announced they will no longer be touring. Can’t recall them ever playing here in London.
      18. John Hammond Jr…..’Til The Money Runs Out….from his Wicked Grin release and the start of our Firehall tribute set. The Firehall was a long running blue grass, blues, Americana type club based here in London. Similar to what CBGB’s started out as, but waaaaaayyy cleaner and quite a bit smaller. All the acts in this set played The Firehall and some have been involved in the reunions over the years.
      19. Ellen McIlwaine….Regretting Blues….from the Everybody Needs It release which features Jack Bruce on bass. When we saw Ellen at the Firehall it was a solo show, just here and her amazing guitar skills.
      20. Mainline…..Dictator….from the No Substitute release and features Mendelson Joe on vocals and guitari.
      21. Cub Koda….Bo Diddley…..live recording from the Firehall 4/17/1986. My first time seeing the Legendary Cub and he delivered the goods and more for the small but overly appreciative crowd that night! A Great showman and he could back it up his encyclopedic knowledge of music! Used to love reading his Goldmine columns as he knew what records I needed!
      22. Shadows Of Knight….Gospel Zone….from the Edsel Gloria re-issue.  Lead guitarist Joe Kelley used to play The Firehall on a somewhat regular basis and I stupidly never went to see him. And this is the end of our Firehall tribute set.
      23. Chocolate Watchband….Take A Ride….from their recent This Is My Voice release on Dirty Water Records.
      24. April March….Chick Habit….from her self titled release on SFTRI and the start of our female artists on compilation set….for all our regular GBG listeners out there!
      25. Fabienne Delsol….I’m Gonna Haunt You….from the Damaged Goods Cheap Sampler Volume 3. Damaged Goods is another of my fave labels as they have been re-ishing some of the stuff I missed in the 80’s and 90’s.
      26. Ludella Black…Love Pours Out From My Heart….as above.
      27. Lost Patrol….My Soul…from the Electric Carnival compilation on the Kinetic Vibes zine label out of France. Lost Patrol were from Windsor and played many of the clubs here in London in the mid 80’s to early 90’s and were featured on several What Wave releases.
      28. Tenement 13….Underworld…from the London Crawling cassette that came with What Wave zine 22 from 1996. London based and were previously known as The Hippies, under which they released a 7” record.
      29. Holly Golightly….Run Cold….from the Girl Groups Volume 1 compilation on Spinout Records.

       

      Out of time but certainly never out of tunes to play! This edition was dedicated to The Big Dog who would have been 89 on the day this was aired!

       

      Back again next week with more stuff!!

    • April 25, 2019 9:36 PM CDT
    • Sure thing , Steve. Wish you could have met this guy , Wally. He was a record vendor at the old flea market in Uptown Chicago. REAL Hillbilly guy , had about three teeth , greasy hair and sideburns, nicotine stains on his fingers. I used to buy all these Country and R'n'B 45s and 78s from him , usually at a buck a pop. He still had an 8 Track PLAYER SET UP in his booth in The 90's . He told me he had all of Jimmie Rogers' 78s but one , and he put them all on a cassette tape,  THEN he asked if I wanted to hear it !  HELL , YES !!  It was one of those fucking K-MART tapes , the kind that'd break in five playes or less....But , it was so cool. 

    • April 20, 2019 12:35 AM CDT
    • Thanks, John.

       

      Bop on!

    • April 14, 2019 9:43 PM CDT
    • PAW SAID , "IF SHE AIN'T GITTIN' NONE FROM HER FAMILY . SHE WON'T GIT NONE FROM OURS !". HELL , yes. I like Hillbilly music.

    • April 14, 2019 9:47 PM CDT
    • The Mott The Hoople '74 show did not disappoint , except that they did'nt do "Moon Upstairs" , and "Violence " was reduced to a blip on the radar (Just like on the live album). They sounded great , and that bitch , Ian Hunter , got NO damned business looking as good as he does at 80 !