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    • September 22, 2019 4:01 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist. September 20/2019

       

      1. Royal Hounds….The Walk….from the Low Class Songs For High Class People release we just got in at the station….Nashville rock’n’rollers.
      2. Leathers….Bad News….brand new Class Action release from this UK duo of troublemakers.
      3. Duncan Kid Reid….Baby Baby….from the Crocodile Records release and RIP to Russell Taylor who ran that label.
      4. Jordan Jones…Nu Makeup….from the brand new self titled release that just arrived at the station.
      5. Mark Sultan….Heart Attack….brand new single.
      6. TVD….Smoke Weed….from their Salvation Through Distraction release and they were playing at the St Regis last night.
      7. Randall And the Rivieras…All Work And No Play…from their self titled release and they played with TVD last night.
      8. Andy Butler….Gonna Be Your Man….from the Garage Heartbreak release and Andy’s other band, the 905s are about to release some vinyl.
      9. Lowdown Dirty Mojos….Hey Shady….from their Scramin’ Hoodoo R’n’B release from earlier this year.
      10. Peter Laughner talks…..recorded live from WMMS back in the mid 70’s and to paraphrase Peter, anyone can do some recording and send it in to the radio for possible airplay.
      11. Peter Laughner…..Ain’t It Fun….from the Box Set on Smog Veil Records.
      12. Pere Ubu….Pushin’ Too Hard….from the Pere Ubu Rarities Terminal Drive release.
      13. Vypers….Deep Save….from their Champion 100 release and they were in town last weekend.
      14. Long Day Journey…..Spreads Of The Psychedelic Sandwich….from their recent 7” and from Hamilton.
      15. Telepathic Butterflies….A Final Word….from their Introducing release on Rainbow Quartz Records and from the Winnipeg area.
      16. Harold Nix….Tomorrow’s Another Day….from his Open Up the Sky release from 1997 and from British Columbia.
      17. Simply Saucer….Do The Mutation….from their Cyborgs Revisited release and from Hamilton Ontario….mid 70’s recording and finally released in 1989.                                                                                                   Right around this time, Ruth Skinner showed up to yammer about her Anti Profit: Independent Publishing In London exhibit that is happening right now at McIntosh Gallery on the Western University campus. It’s an exhibit of the fanzines/art publications released here in London from the late 60’s up to the early 2000’s. Lots of rock’n’roll fanzines like Fringe Benefits, Livin’ End, What’s The Poop, Heartwar and What Wave all on display until October 26th.  Catch this once in a lifetime display in all its glory!
      18. Sorels….She’s In A Gang….brand new release from this Winnipeg female combo.
      19. Pale Lips….Jangaroo….from their Wanna Be Bad release and from Montreal.
      20. The Dishrags….Tormented….from their Love/Hate release and part of the early Vancouver punk scene.
      21. The Curse….Shoeshine Boy…..from their 7” and part of the early Toronto scene. The Curse were one of the very first punk bands to play London, Forest City Gallery 11/25/1977.
      22. The Zellots….Soldiers…from their 1981 demos and from London Ontario.
      23. The Cars…You’re All I’ve Got Tonight…from the Mass. Ave. compilation on Rhino Records and goes out to Ric Ocasek who recently passed away.
      24. Smalltown….Turn It Around….from their Implosion release on Deranged Records and from Sweden.
      25. Backdoor Men…..Dance Of The Savages….7” from this Swedish combo and goes out to keyboardist Hans Ingemansson who passed away this week.
      26. Backdoor Men….Out Of My Mind….from another 7” and as above.
      27. The Creeps….Down At The Nightclub….from their Enjoy The Creeps release and Hans was also in this combo.

       

      Big Thanx to Ruth Skinner for taking the time to yammer about her Anti Profit: Independent Publishing In London exhibit that is on at the McIntosh Gallery. And a Huge Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, messages and Heys!!

    • October 5, 2019 8:19 AM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist Oct 4/2019

       

      1. Hiroshima Hearts….Wreckage….their latest recording and they had a show earlier this week at Call The Office.
      2. The Thing From Outer Space…. Mai Tai….and they had a big show at the Richmond last nite, Surfo-Rama 4.
      3. The Thing From Outer Space….Penetration….another demo.
      4. The Mongols….Nautiloid Reef….from the compilation Time Machine, The History of Canadian 60’s Garage Punk and Surf (1985-1995). Montreal combo who released one record and then their singer/guitar player had a tragic accident.
      5. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet….Bennett Cerf….from the above compilation and also from their first single from 1985.
      6. 63 Monroe….Hot Mess…from their recent Faded Glory release and they played last night at Call The Office.
      7. Red Arms….Midwinter….from their recent  Critical State release and they have their record release party next Friday (Oct 11) at Rumrunners.
      8. Tsushimamire….Absolutely OK…..Japanese trio who will be at EBar in Guelph on Oct 17. Former CHRW DJ Adam Parish is putting this one on, so you know it’s going to be a great show!
      9. Tsushimamire…Human Coating…. As above.
      10. Fiends….I’ll Be Fine…from a self titled release and they have a show tonite at Winks here in London.
      11. The Mongrels…..All Systems Go…..from their demo and they have their monthly show at the Richmond on Sunday.
      12. Lowdown Dirty Mojos….Gunna Pray….from their Screamin’ Hoodoo R’n’B release and they have a show at the St Regis on November 2.
      13. Mike Jacoby….Play Like Richards….from the recent Long Beach Calling release and a new one at the station.
      14. Royal Hounds…..Pizza Party….from the recent Low Class Songs For High Class People release and from Atlanta.
      15. Plan 9…..Can’t Stand This Love Goodbye…..from the Frustration release on VOXX from 1982. This goes out to Eric Stumpo, guitarist/vocalist/visionary of Plan 9 who passed away last week. Plan 9 made several visits to London, and Eric was always a pleasure to talk with.
      16. Plan 9…I Like Girls….from the Dealing With The Dead release on Midnight Records from 1984.
      17. Plan 9….Hat Comes First….from the Sea Hunt release and this one, as well as a few of their other releases, were available in Canada.
      18. Plan 9….Step Out Of Time….from the Dealing With The Dead release. RIP Eric!
      19. The Gripweeds….Out Of Today….from their House Of Vibes release from 1994 on the Twang label out of Germany. Mike Korbik, who ran the label passed away earlier this week. We used to trade What Wave zine to Mike many years ago and he got us some distro in Germany.
      20. The Chud….Don’t Call Me Batman….from a 7” on Twang Records and from Gernamy.
      21. Curlettes….Waitin’…..another Twang 7” as Twang released loads of records back in the late 80’s/early 90’s.
      22. Pandoras…..That’s Your Way Out….from their Stop Pretending release on Rhino from 1986. Kim Shattuck (who went on to fame in The Muffs) played bass in this band for a few years. Their first appearance here in London had Kim in the band…RIP to Kim Shattuck.
      23. Pandoras….You Don’t Satisfy….It was 4/19/1986 when The Pandoras played at Bullwinkles (formerly Kellys, later the appropriate Hard Times) and local scribe Robert Pegg had written an article for the London Free Press about The Pandoras and their novelty as an all girl combo. For some reason, loads of young women came out to see the band, and for some even odder reason, they all sat in front of the stage, where the so called dance floor was. Anybody that had been to Bullwinkles prior, would know that’s not a wise thing to do. Bullwinkles was housed in an ancient building (which still stands, but has large metal supports on its east wall to prevent collapse) which wasn’t the most sanitary. There would be the odd black sticky drip of goo that would fall from the ceiling…and if that shit got on you, good luck getting if off….LOL. Probably blood from the ghosts that haunted that relic of a building.
      24. Das Clamps…..New Kind Of Fix…from their recent Shit Music For Shit People release on Dirty Water Records….Cramps tribute/worship 2 piece out of the UK.
      25. The Cramps….Get Off The Road….from the EP of the same name and from 1986.
      26. Gogo Loco….Rattle Your Mind…..recent demo they sent us and from the UK.
      27. Real Sickies….Top Down….from their recent Out Of Space release and they were in town at Grooves a couple weeks back.
      28. Eddie And The Hot Rods….Do Anything You Want To Do…from their 1977 Life On The Line release  and goes out to singer Barrie Masters who passed away this week. Thanks for kicking the fledgling London Ontario punk rock scene in the balls by playing for 2 nights at Fryfogles back in November 1977! 6 weeks later and London’s first punk rock combo, The Demics appeared for their first ever show at Niederman’s loft!
      29. Eddie and the Hot Rods….Quit This Town…. As above.
      30. Eddie and the Hot Rods…..Teenage Depression….from the release of the same name and also from 1977.
      31. The Inmates….Back On The Street….from their Five release and features Barrie Masters on vocals. RIP to Barrie!
      32. Fabienne Shine….Mr President….from her 2007 release with The Planets. Timely tune, predicting our present issues south of the border.
      33. Underground Divas…..Devil With A Matchstick…..demo from this Montreal combo.

       

      Big Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, texts, Heys etc!!!!

       

      Back in 2 weeks time!

    • October 20, 2019 1:09 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist Oct 18/2019

       

      This one goes out to Ted Treibner, Possibly Stompin’, Positively Stompin’, UIC and all around good guy!!RIP

       

      1. Genya Ravan…… Pump It Up….from her latest, Icon, and a legend! Genya’s been in this game longer than most have been around, Goldie and the Gingerbreads, 10 Wheel Drive and her most known job as producer of the first Dead Boys LP. A true Icon in this biz!!
      2. Hook Up….Burnin’…from the soon to be released download of the Call Up The Devil release and for some reason, the CD player locked up on this one….got her fixed in the background, thanx to our Program Director Zahra! And it wouldn’t be a Radio WW without some screwups!
      3. The Creation….Sylvette…from the Action Painting re-ish on Numero Group. All you could want from The Creation in a double CD and this track is from 1966.
      4. The Touch…Listen To Me….from the recent Lost and Found release and this one has been really growing on me! UK combo that recently got back together for a highly successful reunion in the UK.
      5. The Dig….Mr Nobody….7” from 1985 that features Ed Ackerson who passed away way too young. Ed helped start Susstones Records based out of Minneapolis, a label I have many records from. And Ed was a studio guy, working with everyone from The Replacements, Soul Asylum and so many others!
      6. Graham Bond Organization….Long Tall Shorty…from a compilation called History Of The British Blues on Sire Records. This one, and the next 3 songs go out to Ginger Baker, drummer extraordinaire, and raving looney! This is a 1964 recording and also features Jack Bruce on the bass, whom Ginger would join in Cream.
      7. Graham Bond Organization….Wade In The Water….from Live At Klooks Kleek and recorded back in 1964.
      8. Cream….Politician….from the studio Wheels On Fire album and timely as Monday is election day here in Canada….don’t forget to vote on Monday!
      9. Cream…..Dance The Night Away….from the Disreali Gears LP and the first LP I bought by Cream so many years ago! Way back in 1968 these cats introduced me to the blues and opened my eyes and ears up to a whole other world of music I never knew existed! And I should thank CHUM FM for playing full albums on air back then!
      10. Jeremie Albino…..Last Night….from his Hard Time release. Picked this song as it was last night we learned about Teddy T’s passing.
      11. Andre Bisson….I Got The Right….from his 2017 Break release and Andre is coming to London Music Club on Sat Oct 26th. We caught his show last time, and were quite impressed. The 3 piece horn section really got things rocking!
      12. Occasional Angels….That’s What It Takes…from the Angels In Exile release and from Ottawa.
      13. Dashboard Rattle….Fla Blues…from their self titled debut and from right here in London Ontario!
      14. Dany Laj and the Looks….Annie….from the brand new Everything New Is New Again release on Yeah Right Records and T66. Montreal powerpoppers that are constantly touring North America and always a fun live show!
      15. Sorels….She’s In The Gang….Winnipeg combo that are tougher than you’ll ever be! Coupla Angry Dragons getting together to rip through some rough and tumble 60’s girl group sounds.
      16. The Smoggers….Tonight….from their very recent 7” on Lost In Tyme Records out of Greece.
      17. Drivin’ Beats….Radiation Baby….demo dedicated to a friend of the band that is going through cancer treatment…..and this whole show is dedicated to all the warriors, survivors and support people behind the scenes!!!
      18. Running From Daylight….Deadman’s Crossing….from their 7” released earlier this year, and RFD have a brand new split 7” with Doghouse Rose that is just out. You can catch both of these bands at Call The Office this Sunday eve.
      19. Nervousmen…..Stride Adjustment….from their Vexatious release and they are playing Saturday at Call The Office, along with….
      20. Teenanger….Singles Don’t Sell….from the album of the same name and so true! And they’ll be playing with….
      21. Ancient Shapes….Public Hymns….from their self titled debut from 2016.
      22. Possibly Stompin’….To It and At It…..live recording from the Brunswick Hotel from 5/30/1990. This (as well as the rest of the show) goes out to Ted Triebner who passed away yesterday. This trio started out as a tribute to Stompin’ Tom Connors and took on a life of its own. Murray Heywood does an excellent trib to Ted on Facebook in which he explains how this little group started and some of the many triumphs they had.
      23. Positively Stompin’….Ain’t I’m A Dog….from a compilation called Cat’O’Nine Tails that came with What Wave zine 21. Ted gave this old Ronnie Self tune a whole new life! Note the slight name change of the band, as by this time they were literally positively stompin’!
      24. Positively Stompin’….Man In Black….from their 1994 Junk Drawer release. Too rockin’ for country and too country for the rockers as the band was ahead of its time. These guys shoulda been big!! And obviously this song is all about Ted!
      25. Positively Stompin’….Nashville Dreamin’….also from Junk Drawer and seem to remember a video for this one.
      26. UIC….Our Garage….from the release of the same name and from 1986. Vividly remember the first time we saw UIC….Fred was wearing these black rubber boots with the red at the top and bottom like many of us wore as kids. And he was wearing a green farmer type work outfit, all the while leaning and crawling over the monitors and ripping noises out of his guitar. Other side was Ted looking oh so cool with his thick burns, tearing up his guitar. There’s a Reg Quinton pic of the band looking like this on the UIC FB page. So priceless to see what you remembered was accurate as UIC made such an impression on us upon first seeing/hearing them!!
      27. UIC…All Together Now….also from Our Garage and it came out in 1986. There’s been a very recent re-ish on the Like 90 imprint.
      28. UIC….Anything At All….from the 1989 Wiseman Sessions release that should have come out in 1989 and would have put these guys on the map! Yeah Right Records finally brought this to reality a couple years back.
      29. UIC….Light It And Fly….as above, and this one also appeared on the compilation It Came From Canada Volume 5 on OG Records.
      30. UIC….Green Lady…. as above and also appeared on the compilation The 8th Wonder that came out in 1991.
      31. UIC…..Crop Dustin’….from the Our Garage release and if you’re from the county, you sure know what this song is all about!!! RIP Ted Triebner!!

      Huge Thanx for all the crazy phone calls, messages, emails and Heys!!!  This will be the last Radio What Wave for awhile as I go in for major surgery on Tuesday. Thanx for all the best wishes and good lucks!!! It means a lot to me!!! And this show is not about me, it’s all about the music and its creators! And getting their sounds out to you guys!  Back once I’m recovered. Best!!!

    • September 9, 2020 3:51 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist September 7/2020
       
      Started this show with our regular complement of new releases, then submerged into Canadian powerpop/new wave from the late 70’s/early 80’s for the rest of the show.
       
      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood LP from 1989 on OG Records.
      2. Fuzzstains….Thinking ‘bout Me….from their recent Sick Sick Sick release on Beluga and from Sweden.
      3. Bloodshot Bill….Cookout….from his latest longplayer, Get Loose Or Get Lost.
      4. Sin City…..Room 305….from their recent Sin City Or Bust release and from Spain via New Zealand.
      5.Krista D….Left  Of Me….recent release from Krista who is from Edmonton and is also a displaying visual artist/sculptor.
      6. Black Donnellys….Little Bit….local combo who just created a video of this song.
      7. TVD….Come On And Tell Me Off….local combo and this is a sampler from their upcoming release.
      8. Thunder Queens….Stereo Cat….local duo and from their only release on Yeah Right Records.
      9. Jenn Marino and the Hearts….Smoke….their latest release and there is a very cool video for this one.
      10. Muck and the Mires…One Way To Know….from the latest Rumbar compilation and from Boston.
      11. Marshmallow Overcoat….Wait For Her….their very last release as leader Timothy Gassen passed away last fall and is sadly missed by the 80’s/90’s garage band fans. The attached picture is of Marshmallow Overcoat when they played Call The Office here in London Ontario 4/11/1989.
      12. Jack Cades….Run Paulie Run….from their recent Perfect View release on Beluga Records and from the UK.
      13. Creatures of Condition…..Heartaches….from their recent release on Indy Tunz.
      14. Popular Spies….Chinatown….from a 1980 single and from Toronto. This is the start of our Canadian late 70’s/early 80’s special.
      15. Numbers….Won’t You Call…from their 1979 release, Add Up and from Toronto.
      16. Hifis….Look What You’ve Done….from a 1980 single and 2 of the members went on to form Blue Rodeo.
      17. The Shakers….California….from a1983 single and features Dave Rave on vocals/guitar and from Hamilton.
      18. Mods…. Step Out Tonight….from a 1978 release and from Toronto. Drummer David Quinton went on to work with Stiv Bators and was in a late version of the Dead Boys.
      19. Popular Mechanix….Ice Box City….from their debut long player and from Winnipeg 1980.
      20. Pointed Sticks….Destitute….from their Part of The Noise compilation that included several tracks, including this one, that were supposed to be on their ill fated Stiff Records long player.
      21. B Sides….Underground Radio Stars….from their1981 single and from Vancouver. This song could be about many of the featured acts on this episode.
      22. Metros…Don’t Like It At All….from the Vancouver Independence release from 1981.
      23. Metros….In With The Crowd….as above. Don’t know anything about Vancouver’s Metros, but these 2 songs are powerpop gems!
      24. Droogs….JKO….as above, from the Vancouver Independence release from 1981.
      25. Secret V’s…Modern Boy….from a 1980 release and features Ray Condo (listed as Radial) on the bass. Many years ago, I asked Ray what he remembered about playing the Cedar Lounge (circa 1980) and all he could remember was how scummy the upstairs rooms which housed the bands were.
      26. Modernettes….Rebel Kind….from their View From The Bottom release from 1982 and from Vancouver.
      27. Diodes….Red Rubber Ball….from their self titled longplayer and from 1977 which I believe was the first punk/new wave longplayer by a Canadian combo.
      28. Secrets….I’ll Cry Tomorrow… from their Teenage Rampage release and from Toronto 1979. 3 former Viletones and a former Diode form what should have been a combo that broke out big time.
      29. Zoom….School Girl Hitchiker….recorded in 1978 but not released until 2016 on the Ugly Pop imprint Sweet Desperation release. From Toronto and this combo pre-dates the rest of the punk/new wave explosion. It was basically a duo of John Hamilton (Diodes, Secrets and others) and Chris Haight (Viletones, Secrets and more) and they only released a 7” in the band’s lifetime.
      30. The Sharks….Get Off The Radio….from the Toronto compilation No Pedestrians that came out in 1980.
      31. Winston Hancock….Girls Girls….. as above and have no info on Winston.
      32. B Girls….B Side….from their 1979 Bomp single and from Toronto. Londoner Marcy Saddy drummed on this one, and this is one of those bands that coulda and shoulda, but it just didn’t happen. They made the move to NYC, opened for the Clash and many other big names but just couldn’t make the next career step.
      33. Maniacs and Cadillacs….Drastic Measures….from their 1980 debut long player that is supposed to be re-ished shortly. And from Toronto.
      34. The Ugly….Stranded In The Laneway….from their 1978 single and radically different from their loud, wild and somewhat violent live shows.
      35. Onits….Weekend Wrestler….1980 single and have no info on this combo. Picked this one up at Star Records many years ago.
      36. Government….Sponge…..from their 1979 release and from Toronto. One of my fave Canadian bands from this era. Most of their songs would be considered art punk and later they moved in a more funk direction before disbanding.
      37. BB Gabor….Nyet Nyet Soviet….from a 1980 release and from Toronto. This one got a lot of airplay here on CHRW back when it was released.
      38. Stoves….Can’t Slow Down….live recording from 1979 of this local combo.
      Thanx to all that took the time to tune in and listen.
      Next week is an all London Ontario show, as London Music Week runs from September 13 to 20. We’ll be playing some of the amazing local acts that are in our London Music Hall Of Fame (Demics, Sheep Look Up, Uranus, 63 Monroe and more), as well as some of the acts that are nominated for awards.
    • October 1, 2020 5:25 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist Sept 28/2020
       
      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood released by OG Records in 1989.
      2. Gruesomes….Someone Told A Lie…from the recent Gruesomes 7” that you can get via Ricochet Sound in Montreal.
      3. Roger C Reale and Rue Morgue….Rock It To The Kremlin….from the recent The Collection release on Rave On Records. This is a compilation of Radio Active (released in 1978) and Reptiles in Motion (recorded in 1978 and never released) and is some mighty fine late 70’s Stiff sounding power pop!! Digging this one so much, it’s been stuck in my CD player for days!
      4. More Kicks…Your Vibration….from the Your Vibration release on Beluga Records and they are from Germany.
      5. 905s…Sub Zero…..from the recent Sub Zero release and they are from Brampton Ontario. Available at some Sunrise Record stores in Southern Ontario.
      6. Heap…No Mas…from the brand new release by this NYC based combo. They’ve been around since 1995 and this latest release is produced by Eric Rosco Amble.
      7. Creatures Of Condition…Heartaches….from an EP on Indy Tunz and they are from Windsor.
      8. Jacobites….Big Store….from the Robespierres Velvet Basement release from 1985 and goes out to Dave Kusworth who passed away last week.
      9. Jacobites…Shame For The Angels….from the Lost In A Sea Of Scarves release from 1985.
      10. Telegenic Pleasure….Sealed Off….from their self titled release and from London Ontario. TP and Mononegatives both feature London artist Rob Brake.
      11. Mononegatives…. Sure Shot….from a recent 7” and from London Ontario.
      12. Thunder Queens….And Then We Go….from their recent 7” on Yeah Right records and this duo of pre-teens is from London Ontario!!
      13. TVD…Come On And Tell Me Off….from their upcoming release and from London Ontario.
      14. The Beat….There She Goes….from the 7” that came with the brand new Paul Collins book, I Don’t Fit In. The book is a great action packed read and reveals some interesting behind the scene information about the record industry.
      15. Breakaways…. Walking Out On Love….flip side of the above 7”
      16. Nerves….One Way Ticket….From the One Way Ticket release on Alive Natural Sound from 2008. This song and the next were supposed to be released by Bomp back in 1978 but it never happened as the band disintegrated.
      17. Nerves….Paper Dolls…. As above.
      18. Nerves…..Hanging On The Telephone….from their 1976 self released 7” and this tune was later turned into a minor hit by Blondie.
      19. Downliners Sect… Why Don’t You Smile Now….from The Rock Sect’s In from 1966 and features Terry Gibson on buzzsaw lead guitar. Believe this was the first ever cover of this Lou Reed/John Cale song that pre-dates The Velvet Underground. This and the next song are dedicated to Terry who passed away recently.
      20. Downliners Sect… He Was A Square…. As above.
      21. Steel River….Southbound Train…..from their A Better Road release from 1970 and the rest of the show is all Canadian artists from the 70’s, pre-punk/new wave era.
      22. Max Webster….Toronto Tontos….from their self titled debut album 1975. Remember seeing these guys a couple of times at Ye Olde City Hall, Ronnie Hawkins old club here in London. Later they opened for Rush at the Gardens here in town.
      23. Thundermug….Africa….from their 1972 Strikes release and from London Ontario.
      24. Stampeders….Wild Eyes….from a 1971 7” from this Calgary combo.
      25. Gordon Lightfoot…Black Day In July….from his Did She Mention My Name release from 1968. Remember seeing a video for this on television when it came out in 1968 and couldn’t believe some of the pictures of what was happening in Detroit, which really isn’t that far away. This song was banned in 30 states when released.
      26. Murray McLauchlan….Linda Take Me In….from the live Only The Silence Remains release from 1975. This one was banned locally on CFPL AM as some of the lyrics may have been about Deep Throat, a porn movie that somehow achieved mainstream attention when released.
      27. Stompin’ Tom Connors….Tillsonburg….from a 1971 7” on Boot Records. Tillsonburg is just down the road from London Ontario.
      28. Joe Mendelson….My Engine Won’t Idle…from his Sophisto Joe release from 1975. Joe was in Mainline prior to his solo career and is also a very talented visual artist.
      29. Rough Trade….Take Me….from their Rough Trade Live release which is a direct to disc recording produced by London’s Jack Richardson. Michael Fonfara is on the keyboards for this one and he was Lou Reed’s band leader for several years prior to this.
      30. Robbie Rox….The World Is Mad….from his debut album from 1978 and Robbie is from Toronto. The title of this one sums up our present state.
      31. Flivva….Northern Girls….from the Sympathetic Ear release from 1977 and from Toronto. On bass is Andy Paterson who would go on to form the art punk combo The Government.
      32. Simply Saucer….I Can Change My Mind…from their debut release on Pig Records from 1978. Leader Edgar Breau has another solo release about to come out, Shadows Of Ecstasy and we’ll be playing a track or 2 on the October 12th edition of Radio WW.
      33. King Biscuit Boy w/Crowbar….Shout Bama Lama….From the Official Music release from 1972.
      34. Guess Who….Heart Broken Bopper….from the Rockin’ release from 1972 and one of my fave 70’s songs by Guess Who.
      35. Pagliaro…Some Sing Some Dance…from a self titled release from 1975.
       
      Thanx for all the comments, emails, messages and Heys!!! That’s what makes it all worthwhile!
      Next week’s show will be a tribute to Al Cole, passed away this spring and was a former DJ here at CHRW, poster artist, booker, band manager for The Hippies, singer for The Bloodbrothers and a whole lot more!!
       
      The show is aired (pre-recorded these days due to covid) Mondays at 6PM EDT on CHRW 94.9FM Radiowestern.  Here's a link to listen live:
      http://radiowestern.ca/stream
       
    • October 5, 2020 7:15 PM CDT
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      Playlist For Radio What Wave October 5 2020, Tribute To Al Cole

       

      This edition is a special tribute to Al Cole who passed away this spring. Al moved to London approx. 1980 and from there did everything from; create posters (over 30 in Graphic Underground: London 1977-1990), was one of the first DJ’s on CHRW with his Young Fast And Scientific radio show, booked shows, managed The Hippies, sang in The Bloodbrothers, started What Wave zine and so much more!! And that was just diring his approx. 4 years while living in London and going to school!

       Prior and afterwards he was an employee at Star Records in Oshawa, helper at the Star Club, created posters and so much more!!! And his vast knowledge and enthusiasm about music was never ending and contagious!! Turned so many on to great music that most of us still appreciate to this day!

      This one’s for you Al!

       

      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood and lately been our show opener.
      2. Flamin’ Groovies….Shake Some Action….from the 12” EP from 1976.  First heard the Groovies on the radio on Al’s fantastic Young Fast And Scientific Radio Show. We’d read about the Groovies in Cream, Trouser Press, New York Rocker, Trouser Press and all those other rock mags, but they’d never play them on the radio!
      3. Panther Burns….She’s The One That’s Got It….from Behind The Magnolia Curtain release from 1981 and another band Al introduced me to. Panther Burns played Fryfogles here in London right around this time and it was great!
      4. Zantees….Please Give Me Something….from their 1980 Out For Kicks release and another that Al intro-ed me to via the radio show. They finally make it to London in 1990 under the new name of The A Bones.
      5. Zellots….On The Dole….from a 1980 practice and a band that Al did many posters for.
      6. Shakin’ Jack and the Rattlesnake Jakes….Ice Cream Man…from the Domestic Animals release and another band that Al did many posters for.
      7. Hippies….How You Gonna Live…from their 1982 7” and Al was their manager.
      8. Hippies…Simple Song….demo from 7/22/1983 and as above.
      9. Gun Club….Sex Beat….from their 1981 Fire Of Love release and Al and company interviewed the band in What Wave #3.
      10. The Shakers….Out The Door….from a 1979 7” and another combo that Al interviewed in What Wave #3. Dave Rave, now vocalist for Teenage Head was in the band and part of the interview.
      11. Tom Wilson and the Florida Razors….NYC….from an early 80’s 7” and the band was interviewed in What Wave #3.
      12. Durango 95….Lorraine….from their 1983 Lose Control release. Al was a huge fan of D95 as they came from Oshawa, his home town. Remember Al brought them into Cultural House (part of the Embassy Hotel here in London) and they put on a great show, but delayed as the opening band, The Catch didn’t want to quit playing and let Durango on to do their show.
      13. X….The Unheard Music….from their 1980 Los Angeles release and somehow appropriate as Al loved the obscure and cool music that rarely made the radio. X were interviewed in WW #4.
      14. Feast Of The Mau Maus….Feast Of The Mau Maus….recorded live at Joe Kools by Tim McLaughlin and were interviewed in What Wave #4.
      15. Carolyn and the Wayouts…How You Gonna Know….home recording with Al on vocals and probably Bryan Young on bass. No idea who else was involved in this.
      16. Bill Barr…..At The Brunswick….Al under his alias that he used in What Wave (and probably other places) in which he would discuss the merits of the older taverns and hotels of downtown. This was documented in many issues of What Wave zine over the years.
      17. Deja Voodoo…Monsters In My Garager…from their 1982 7” records. It was at a DV show at the Victoria (here in London Ontario) that Al passed over the reins of WWzine to myself and Rena. And not longer after this (Sept 1984) Al moved back to his hometown of Oshawa.
      18. Deja Voodoo…Big Scary Daddy….from their 1984 Cemetery release. DV were huge supporters of WW over the years.
      19. Boy From Nowhere…..I Need You….recorded live at the Brunswick mid 80’s.  Al was in The Bloodbrothers as vocalist, when he decided to leave, Jon Traut came in and the band was re-named Boy From Nowhere.
      20. Jon Traut…..talking about The Brunswick
      21. Purple Toads….Gonna Have A Good Time….live recording at the Star Club from 10/12/1985 and Al was most likely present at this show.
      22. Raunch Hands….Ford….from a live recording at the Star Club 10/12/1985 and Al was definitely at this show as he shows up in a picture or two.
      23. Charlie Pickett and the Eggs….American Travelust….recorded live at the Star Club 2/9/1985 and Al was most likely at this show.
      24. Charlie Pickett and the Eggs....Meigs County... as above
      25. Cheshyres….I Think It’s Gonna Work Out Fine….recorded live at the Star Club 9/20/1986 and Al was most likely at this show.
      26. Smithereens….Groovy Tuesday….recorded live at The Star Club 3/22/1986. Pretty sure Al shows up in a picture from this show. This was Smithereens second show in Canada, the previous night they played in Toronto. And this was right before their international breakout!
      27. Smithereens….Beauty and Sadness….as above. Should mention The Smithereens had a replacement guitar player for these 2 shows as their regular guitar mangler Jim Babjak couldn’t make it for some reason.
      28. Evan Johns and the H Bomb…..Instrumental….recorded live at the Star Club recorded 6/11/1988. Al was definitely at this show.
      29. Starkweather….Aluminum Baseball Bat…from the 1993 release This Band Has Seconds To Live and No Foregiveness To Spare. Local combo featuring Simon Oates who has some really nice quotes about Al in the Wooly Toque fanzine dedicated to Al.
      30. Brown Hornets….South Oshawa Drug Mule…from their self titled release from 2007 and another of the local bands that Al supported. We got to see Brown Hornets a couple of times and they were fantastic live!
      31. Bradley Boy…Old 59…from his 2011 Salt Gun release and another local artist that Al helped out. Bradley Boy was one of the artists who played at Mike Shulga’s Memorial Show in Oshawa. Sadly, that show was the last time we saw Al.
      32. Catl….Outlaw Blues…..from their 2009 first release that Al and his wife Dana put out on their record label Coletrain Music. Catl have appeared many many times here in London over the years. Radio WW was the first to bring them in, long before we knew about the Al Cole connection. Guess we learned well from Al.
      33. Catl….Ragged and Dirty….. as above.

       

      Thanx to all that tuned in!! And Thanx for all the fantastic feedback for this one!!! This one is for Al Cole, wherever you are, hope you dug the show!!!

       

      On next week’s episode, we’ll play a couple more tracks recorded with Al singing. We’ll have The Clumps (short lived band in which Al was singer and Rob Sweeney played guitar) and Al and Lindsay Young doing a couple tunes. Huge Thanx to Rob and Lindsay for digging out these ancient tapes!!!

    • November 9, 2020 7:01 PM CST
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      Radio What Wave Playlist November 9/2020

       

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood from 1989 on OG Records.
      2. Garry Jackson….The Orange….brand new single from this accomplished song writer who has been based out of Nashville in the past, travelled the world making music and now lives in smalltown Ontario.
      3. Chris Jacks…Train Of Thought…from his brand new Miles To Go release. Chris normally spews out wild psychedelia or fuzzed out 60’s garage punk with his Japan based combo The Routes. His latest is way different, acoustic and laid back, but there’s still something lurking there.
      4. Edgar Breau….New Sacred Cow Blues…from his recent Shadows Of Ecstasy Release. Edgar is the leader of the long running Simply Saucer based out of Hamilton.
      5. Creatures Of Condition…Stuck In Hell…from their recent EP and from Windsor Ontario. Former Lost Patrol guitarist Dave Whiteside is in this combo.
      6. Vicious Dreams….Matter Of Time….from an upcoming release and based in Florida.
      7. Andy Butler and the Isolators…Down In The Basement…Andy put out the word he was looking for others to record during the pandemic, and this is the result! Reminds me of Teenage Head and that ain’t a bad thing around these parts. Peter Hudson played and put this all together, and speaking of…
      8. The Dundrells…Nothing On TV….1986 7”, were based out of Toronto and Peter Hudson played guitar in this combo.
      9. Muck and the Mires….Don’t Start Running Away…from their brand new Greetings From Muckingham Palace and from Boston.
      10. Judys….Another Goddamn Man… from their brand new More release and based out of Vancouver. Former Londoner Pete Feend plays basin this and several other bands.
      11.  Merinuks….King Merinuk…from their brand new release and from Hamilton Ontario. They are of course referring to Darren Merinuk, the Winnipeg based artist who has graced the covers of at least 4 issues of What Wave zine and done countless records, CD and cassette covers over the years.
      12. Angry Dragons….Girlfriend…from their 2009 EP and from Winnipeg, Darren did the cover art for this one.
      13. The VooDuo….World’s Greatest Sinner….from the Exotic Erotic Reverb compilation from 2010 that Darren did cover art for.
      14. Rockdoras…The Sinister Urge….from the Winnipeg Riot compilation that came out in Dionysus from 2005. Darren compiled this one and supplied the art. It’s a taste of Darren’s Winnipeg.
      15. Real Kids…Now You Now…from the Roots Of Power Pop release on Bomp Records from 1996 and again, Darren did the cover art.
      16. Warren Smith….Rock and Roll Ruby….from the Legendary Performer release and this song came from 1956 and recorded at Sun. This is the beginning of our tribute to Stan Kesler who passed away recently. Stan played steel guitar on this on and did a lot of behind the scenes work at Sun Studios.
      17. Charlie Feathers…I Forgot To Remember To Forget….from the Rockabilly’s Main Man release from 1979 and Stan co-wrote this one with Charlie. Elvis made a hit of this song.
      18. Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs….Mystery Train….from their 1966 Greatest Hits release which Stan produced and most likely it was his idea to take this rockabilly song and give it a Bo Diddly beat.
      19. Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs….Li’L Red Riding Hood…as above with Stan Kesler producing.
      20. James Carr…The Dark End Of The Street….from his 1968 A Man Needs A Woman release which Stan engineered.
      21. Satan’s Pilgrims….Ben Tenaka….from the Flaming Burnout compilation from 1977 on Estrus and goes out to Dan Sich.
      22. Satan’s Pilgrims…Psycle Pswami…from the Continental Magazine #17 compilation from 2010. Continental Mag is still running and still has CD compilations coming out.
      23. The Astronuts….The Gooch…from their self titled cassette release. Might be a coupla Gruesomes and one of Ray Condo’s Hard Rock Goners involved in this one.
      24. The Unknowns…Cool…from a cassette compilation called Surf Party from 1988 and from Vancouver.
      25. Thing From Outer Space…Mai Tai….their latest and from London Ontario.
      26. UIC….Superstar….from their brand new FM Hill release. On next week’s show, November 16, we’ll be doing a UIC special as they have a big show coming up on November 21 at the Horseshoe. Check the UIC FB page for all the details.
      27. Shark Graffiti…Jungle Of Rock’n’Roll….from their debut cassette from 1988 and they played many shows with UIC. SG were based in Whitby Ontario.
      28. Legend Killers…Rattlesnake Beer….from a 1991 cassette (possibly a promo only thing) and they were from London Ontario and played with UIC many times.
      29. Hook Up….Driftwood….from the C60 Go! cassette that came out on Record Store Day in 2011. At the time, they were based in Montreal, but later moved to Hamilton and then Saskatoon before disbanding.
      30. Lonesome Ghost….Haunted By God….from their self titled cassette that came out on Record Store Day in 2011. From Aylmer Ontario and don’t hold that against them as both members have long since moved to London.
      31. Fine  Print…Haunt You No More….from their self titled cassette that came out on Record Store Day in 2011 and they were from London Ontario.
      32. Randall Pee Coltrane…Self Medicated Man….from his upcoming The Gnu Normal release and based out of Barrie Ontario.
      33. CW Stoneking…The Zombie…from his Gon’ Boogaloo release from 2014. Rumours have it that CW is retiring later this year. We never did get a chance to see him, as we missed his Toronto appearance a couple years back.
      34. CW Stoneking…We Gon’ Boogaloo…. As above.
      35. Thunderqueens….Bulldozer….from their recent release on Yeah Right! Records and this duo lives here in London Ontario.

       

      Big Thanx for all the comments, messages, emails and Heys!!!  And Thanx to all that took the time to give this show a listen.

      Back again next week and we’ll be doing a special on UIC as they are doing a big show at the Horseshoe on November 21.  

    • November 16, 2020 7:01 PM CST
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      Radio What Wave November 23/2020 UIC Special

       

      This was a special on the band UIC and its various offshoot bands. UIC was supposed to be doing a live show at the Horseshoe the Saturday after this show aired, but it was postponed until January due to covid.  The show is arranged chronologically and there many more songs I wanted to include but due to time constraints this is what you get. 

      This show is pre-recorded about a week prior to airing as we don’t have access to the CHRW studios, again due to covid. Everything you hear on these shows is tossed together in my makeshift home ‘studio’ and all material comes from my collection.

       

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave…from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood release from 1989 on  OG Records. UIC was also on this release.
      2. UIC….Superstar….from the recent FM Hill release and what better way to get things rolling.
      3. UIC…Telephone….recorded live 3/16/1985 at Call The Office, London Ontario. There might be video of this one as well as the next tune.
      4. UIC…. Instrumental….as above.
      5. UIC….When I’m Crazy….recorded live at St Stephens Hall 6/15/1985. This was our wedding bash and also playing that night were 3D Invisibles from Detroit and London’s Boy From Nowhere.
      6. UIC….I Got Nerve…from a cassette labelled First Demo 1986
      7. UIC….Cheap Generation….as above. This cassette was given to us by one of the members of UIC back then.
      8. UIC…Who’ll Start The End….from a cassette labelled Accusonic December 1985, and again given to us by the band. This song was also on Garunge, the cassette that came with What Wave zine #14 and released December 1987.
      9. UIC….Honest Can’t Survive…from the same cassette as above.
      10. Crop Dustin’….from the Our Garage release from 1986.
      11. UIC….You’re Gonna Miss Me….recorded live at Bullwinkles, London Ontario 2/14/1986. Also on the bill that night were the Purple Toads and making their London debut, Shark Graffiti (with their original singer and the only time we saw the band with him).
      12. UIC….Neat Neat Neat….recorded at Lee’s Palace, Toronto 6/28/1986
      13. UIC…Struck By An Once Of Madness…. recorded live at Les Fou Fonnes (sp?) in Montreal and probably on the same bill as The Gruesomes.
      14. UIC…. Cracked Actor….recorded live at Key West, London Ontario 11/6/1987
      15. UIC….Livin’ In The  Past….from the Live Like 90 release and recorded live at Lee’s Palace 11/4/1988
      16. UIC….Outta Hand….from The Wiseman Session, released in 2016 but should have come out in 1989.  If this had been released as planned, things might have been a bit different for UIC.
      17. UIC….Outta Hand….as above. Wiseman Sessions is easily my fave UIC release!
      18. UIC….The Grey and the Black….recorded live at CTO 7/14/1990.
      19. UIC….400 Blows… as above.
      20. UIC…Is It My Body….recorded live at CTO 2/16/1991

       

      1. UIC…. Poor Boy….from the Witches In Credible release from 1993 and the only UIC full length to not come out on vinyl, or be re-issued.
      2. UIC….It’s Alright….as above
      3. UIC….Do You Wanna Go?...from the Johnny Hanson Presents Puck Rock Volume 1 from 1994.
      4. Positively Stompin’…Little Bit Longer….from the 1994 Junk Drawer release. This was Teddy (RIP) and Murray’s combo that started as Possibly Stompin’, doing all Stompin’ Tom covers and evolved into a real band. PS is one of those bands that coulda and shoulda, but for some reason it didn’t happen. They had real management, a unique sound/style, appeared on television a number of times, got radio play and did showcase live shows.
      5. El Speedo….Rock’n’Roll Explosion…..probably from the El Speedo cassette (this might be a different version than is on the cassette) and features Dave on lead vocals.
      6. El Speedo…Speed… as above.
      7. Chickens…. White Squirrel Town….from the 2000 release Prepare To Plug In. Another of those bands that coulda and shoulda but it just didn’t happen. They made the trek to Cleveland to battle it out for Little Steven’s Garage Band awards and came in second.
      8. Chickens….Heart That Bleeds…from the 2003 Bring It On release.
      9. Smokestack Lightning….Volcano….from a 2003 demo and features Murray on the tubs, Roger Toad on bass, Paul Toad on bass and vocals on one other member.
      10. UIC….Mystery Train….from the recent FM Hill release and a long time UIC tune written by Richard Carstens. The Chickens used to do a really long drawn out version of this one, but there wasn’t time on the show to include it.
      11. UIC….Honest Can’t Survive….as above, from FM Hill
      12. UIC…Thunder From The Left…. As above….RIP Danny
      13. UIC…..Richard May…..as above and RIP to Dick. Dick was one of the constants at the Cedar Lounge but never actually met him until we ran into each other at a Demics show in Toronto in early 1981.

      Had a blast putting this one together, digging through all the live and demo cassettes and actually being able to find them! And this show goes out to Danny, Teddy and Dick!!

      Thanx to all that took the time to listen. And Huge Thanx for all the comments, messages, emails, and Heys!!!

      Back again next Monday at 6PM with another edition of Radio What Wave.

    • December 29, 2020 7:48 AM CST
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      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.

    • January 18, 2021 7:18 PM CST
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      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.

    • January 26, 2021 10:37 AM CST
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      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…..as 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!

    • February 2, 2021 8:18 AM CST
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      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!!!!

    • February 9, 2021 8:15 AM CST
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      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 16, 2021 9:15 AM CST
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      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.

    • March 1, 2021 6:50 PM CST
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      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

    • March 9, 2021 12:13 PM CST
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      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 15, 2021 5:45 PM CDT
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      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.

    • April 13, 2021 10:54 AM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist April 12/2021

      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood 1989.
      2. TVD….Come On And Tell Me Off….from their brand new Avec release. 3 long time veterans of the London scene still making great noise!!
      3. Matt Ellis….My Neighbourhood Is A Dump….from the recent Full Moon Fever release. Matt is from Hamilton and has been in many bands, among them/ Rocket Reducer, Mystics and Fleshrag.
      4. Merinuks….Driver….from their recent 2nd EP and from Hamilton.
      5. Reducers….Out Of Step….from their recent Live in NYC download and from Connecticut. They released 3 catchy as fuck long players in the early 80’s.
      6. X….Strange Life….recent single from their recent Alphabetland longplayer.
      7. Candy Smokes….. Drag….brand new demo from this 3 piece out of Baltimore. Sam Steinig from Mondo Topless is in this combo.
      8. Miesha and the Spanks….SOS….from the brand new The Singles EP and from Calgary. We had Miesha in the studio a couple years back as they used to play London fairly regularly.
      9. Tami Neilson….Sister Mavis….from the recent Chicka Boom release and a Canuck living in New Zealand.
      10. Galea…My Real Daddy….from her 2005 Diary Of A Bad Housewife. Galea resides in London now and prior to the pandemic you could catch her playing bass around town.
      11. Downbeat 5….Radiates That Charm….from their 2003 debut and from Boston. Former Lyre/DMZ guitar wizard J J Rassler was in this combo.
      12. Brown Hornets….Coming Down….a download from the myspace days and they are from Oshawa Ontario. They used to play London and put on some pretty wild shows here.
      13. DOA….Kenny Blister Song….from their Hardcore 81 release and this set goes out to longtime DOA manager Ken Lester who passed away recently.
      14. DOA…The Prisoner….from their 1980 Something Better Change release.
      15. DOA….Whatcha Gonna Do…. As above.
      16. JP5….Gino Odjick….from Puck Rock  Volume 2 and goes out to Gerry Jen Wilson who passed away very recently.
      17. The Thing From Outer Space… A Funny Thing Happened Last Night….from their self titled debut release and from London Ontario.
      18. Jon & The Nightriders….Banzai Wipeout….from their 1980 Surf Beat release.
      19. Slickee Boys…. When I Go To The Beach….from their 1983 Cybernetic Dreams of Pi release and from Washington DC.
      20. B Girls…..Fun At The Beach….from a 1979 7” on Bomp records and Londoner Marcy Saddy drums on this.
      21. Fridge Magnets….Hypodermic Beach….from Baloney Sandwich, the cassette that came with What Wave zine 19 from 1990.
      22. Brinsley Schwarz….Surrender To The Rhythm….from their Nervous On The Road release and originally recorded in 1972. For the rest of the show we’ll be playing UK pub rock.
      23. Graham Parker….Soul Shoes….from his 1976 debut, Howlin’ Wind.
      24. Dr Feelgood….She Does It Right….from their Down By The Jetty release from 1975. Not only was this back to basics in sound (very minimal overdubs, no orchestrated background horseshit) as it was only released in mono and the sleeve was monochrome….something you didn’t see/hear back in 1975.
      25. Pirates….Gibson Martin Fender…from their 1977 Out Of Their Skulls release.  The Pirates got back together in the mid 70’s for a few records before disappearing again.
      26. Ducks Deluxe….Coast To Coast….from their 1978 Don’t Mind Rockin’ Tonite release.
      27. Hollywood Brats…. Chez Maximes….from their self titled debut that came out in 1974 in Norway, even though the band was from the UK. It was later released in the UK (1979) and even released here in Canada and quickly deleted.    These guys have the NYDolls style yet they had never heard them when they recorded this in January 1974.
      28. Hollywood Brats….Then He Kissed Me…. As above. 2 of the members went on to form The Boys,
      29. Count Bishops…. Teenage Letter….from their 1975 Speedball EP on Chiswick.
      30. 101er’s….Keys To Your Heart….from the Chiswick compilation Fool’s Gold.  That’s pre-Clash Joe Strummer on the vocals and this is from 1976.
      31. Third World War….A Little Bit OF Urban Rock…..1972 7” with Terry Stamp who was in many bands over the years.
      32. Eddie & The Hot Rods….Get Across To You….from their 1976 Teenage Depression release. These guys were the very first of the new wave/pubrock/punk combos from the UK to play here in London Ontario…..Fryfoges November 1977.
      33. Robin Tyner & The Hot Rods…Till The Night Is Done….from a 1977 7” recorded when Robin was in the UK doing some MC5 work.
      34. Gorillas….NY Groover….from 1978 and on the Message To The World CD.
      35. Radio Stars….Dirty Pictures….from a 1977 7”.
      36. Montereys…..Blast Off……from Strummin’ Mental Volume 2, a compilation of wild and loud guitar sounds from the early 60’s.

       

      Thanx for taking the time to listen to the show and/or read this playlist!  And thanx for the messages, texts, emails, phone calls, heys, packages in the mail and Mac for sending the smoke signals!!

      Back again next week and we’ll do a trib to Paul Humphrey of Blue Peter who recently passed. And the second half of the show we’ll yammer and play the sounds of the beginnings of punk/new wave in North America using the book; Another Tuneless Racket (volumes 1 and 2) by Steven H.  Gardener as our guide. The books are the start of a 4, possibly 5 volume set that has chapters on the bands that started it all….ie Sex Pistols, Clash, Boys, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Modern Lovers, Dictators and so many more!!! Only the first 2 volumes are presently out (available on Amazon) and I’ve had a blast devouring these! Made me dig through my records and live tapes and now have a greater appreciation for some of them.

    • April 19, 2021 6:16 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist April 19/2021

       

      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood 1989 on OG Records.
      2. Ted Axe….Heaven….from his brand  new Sex, Horror Violence release and from the Toronto area. Ted was in one of Canada’s first punk band, The Action from Ottawa Ontario who we hear later in this set.
      3. Dave Rave & The 2nd Responders…Eye To Eye….Dave’s latest single and as you probably know, Dave is lead singer for Teenage Head amongst the many bands he’s involved with.
      4. Danny Kidd….Floridian Dreaming….latest single from this London Ontario resident.
      5. Andy Butler & The Isolators….Movin’ To The City….from their only release from late last year.
      6. Action….Downtown Boys….from the Permanent New Wave compilation that came out in the late 70’s and features Ted Axe who you just heard.
      7. Indonesian Junk….Policeman….from their recent Living In A Nightmare release on Rumbar Records and from Milwaukee.
      8. UIC….Mystery Train….from their latest, FM Hill.
      9. Sorels…. Springbreak….from their brand new 7” and from Winnipeg.
      10. Wasagas….Wrong Path…from their very recent Dance Party A Go Go and from Toronto.  These guys started in the late 80’s, took a coupla decades off and came back stronger than ever! Thanx to Mark Malibu for supplying this for your ear pleasure.
      11. Gruesomes…. The Deal….Cave In….from the recent vinyl release on Alien Snatch Records and is now available through Ricochet Sound, the  home of the Gruesomes.
      12. Blue Peter….Get It On….live recording from Fryfogles here in London from 5/16/1981 and the second night of a 2 day engagement.  This set goes out to Paul Humphrey, lead vocalist of Blue Peter who passed very recently. Blue Peter started in this area playing at the Schooner in St Thomas, then the Cedar Lounge, Fryfogles, Bullwinkles, Western University and finally 2 shows at Victoria Park (large park with a bandshell here in London). They were one of those bands that always put on top notch shows and were able to build an audience quite quickly.
      13. Blue Peter….Out With The Boys…from the Test Patterns For Living release from 1979. This was recorded right here in London with Londoner Kevin Doyle as engineer (he also engineered the first Demics release). We had Kevin on this show a couple years back and we talked about this and many other projects Kevin has worked on. How often do you get a JUNO winner to come on the radio to talk about their early career?
      14. Blue Peter….Living In The 80’s…..as above.  The first time we saw Blue Peter was their first show at the Cedar. Had no idea who they were as they hadn’t released anything at the time, but we always went there to catch the bands.  When we arrived, Blue Pete was still sound checking and Paul had the mic in his hand and was dancing like a maniac on the dance floor singing along trying to get the sound right.  That and the great tunes had me up and dancing like a fool that night!
      15. Blue Peter….Factory Living…. As above.  Also got to see Blue Peter at the Concert Hall in Toronto opening up for the Jam in May 1981.
      16. Blue Peter….Neon Girls….from the Radio Silence release from 1980.
      17. Suicide…..Rocket USA….from the New York New Wave Max’s Kansas City compilation from 1976. This is the start of our beginnings of punk/new wave in North America portion of the show. We based the research on Another Tuneless Racket (a soon to be 4 volume set) book by Steven H. Gardner that came out recently. These are 400 plus page books covering the early years of punk; no pictures, no posters, just Tons of information and opinion. Each of the bands we played in this portion of the show has a chapter in one of the first 2 volumes. I tried to play the earliest recordings of each of the band, hence some cuts are live or demo.
      18. NYDolls….Bad Girl….from the Personality Crisis EP and this features original drummer Billy and was recorded in 1972 in the UK.  Jerry Nolan who joined after Billy’s passing, has a much bigger whallop on the drums and really adds to the Dolls sound.
      19. Heartbreakers….Pirate Love….from What Goes Around on Bomp Records. This is a live recording at Mothers from 11/16/1975 and features Richard Hell on the bass.
      20. Heartbreakers…. Get Off The Phone….from the LAMF release from 1977.  A number of people complain about the sound quality of this release, but to me it sounds pretty good as the songs/musicianship overcome any aural issues.  Apparently this has been re-ished again and supposedly it comes from the long lost original tapes.
      21. Syl Sylvain….14th Street….from the 78 Criminals release and recorded in 1977.
      22. David Johansen….Girls….from his 1978 debut release.  Often Syl would go along with David on his tours, playing guitar and/or organ.
      23. Patti Smith….Piss Factory…..her first single from 1974 and is on the ROIR compilation called The Great NY Singles scene.
      24. Ramones….I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend….early demo that has been released on Norton Records as a single.
      25. Neon Boys…..That’s All I Know….from 1973 and came out as a single on Shake Records several years later.
      26. Television….Prove It….from their Island Demos that Brian Eno produced.  Other than the sound quality, this is pretty much the same as what appears on their first longplayer.
      27. Richard Hell….Blank Generation….from a Stiff single and recorded in 1976. In the book, it mentions Richard Hell meeting Malcolm McLaren when he was ‘managing’ the NYDolls. And obviously this is where Malcolm got the idea for the clothing style of his later band.
      28. Modern Lovers….. Roadrunner…..from the 1972 Kim Fowley produced sessions. 3 members of this band went on to other very influential bands; John Felice to the Kids/Real Kids, Jerry Harrison to Talking Heads and David Robinson to the Cars.
      29. The Kids (who became The Real Kids)…Reggae Reggae….11/10/1974 demo that you can get on the Crypt Records imprint. Crypt has 3 Real Kids compilations that have a Ton of Killer early demos/live recordings etc. Recommended if you dig The Real Kids like I do!
      30. Talking Heads….  Psycho Killer….from their self titled debut longplayer from 1977.
      31. Blondie….Rip Her To Shreds….from the outtakes/rehearsals of the first album that came out in 1976.
      32. Dictators…. Backseat Boogie…..1973 demo from Every Day Is Saturday released on Norton Records.
      33. Rocket From The Tombs….   30 Seconds Over Tokyo…..from their Life Stinks compilation that was recorded in 1975. They aired most of this over the airwaves on WMMS in Cleveland back then and I vaguely remember listening to it and wondered what the fuck did I just hear!!! So radically different than anything else that I had ever heard up to that point. And why was I listening to WMMS? Because there was fuckall to listen to in London….no CHRW, no CIXX, no nothing! With your tuner hooked up to cable back then, you could get a few half decent FM stations like CHUM FM and WMMS in Cleveland, but no Detroit stations where I was living at the time.

      Next week we continue with the beginnings of punk/new wave in North America using Another Tuneless Racket as reference. We’ll start in the Cleveland area, cover the one Canadian band in the book, then try and fit the Australian beginnings in the show.  Dug up some pretty cool early recordings by the Canadian group as well as some from one of the Australian bands.  And a trib to Lew Lewis and next week marks the anniversary of the passing of Hasil Adkins.

       

      Big Thanx to all who took the time to listen, comment, like, message, email, phone, yell and send smoke signals (Thanx Mack!).   See ya next week.

    • April 26, 2021 5:50 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist April 26/2021

       

      1 Gruesomes…..What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood LP on OG Records from 1989.

      2. Spit Jr…. Put Down That Phone….latest single from this Dashboard Rattler.

      3. Simon Chardiet….My Last Dance With You….from his Rockabilly From Rockaway Volume 2. Simon has been through London when he played bass in Heavy Trash.  Really dig the doo wop stylings/vocals on this one. Thanx for providing all the songs Simon!

      4. Long Day Journey and Bob Bryden…..We Can’t Ask Alice….from their about to be released double album of psych.  Double vinyl and CD coming real soon!

      5. Long Day Journey…. Main Title Theme….from Mini Themes For Motion Pictures Featuring The Exciting Sounds Of Fuzz Unlimited.  A current fave, this one is available via bandcamp.

      6. Wasagas….Bluffers Park….from the recent Dance Party A Go Go and from Toronto.

      7. Enchanters….Back Stabbers UK…..from the brand new Enchanters 7” and their second single. This one is on Transistor 66 Records out of Winnipeg.

      8.TVD….All Day I Dream….from their soon to be released Avec CD and from right here in London. TVD= Timmins + Venno + Dekoker, 3 veterans of the local scene still making great music!

      9. Scarlet Drops….Early In The Morning….from the 1990 cassette Moose Power A Go Go and from Ottawa. Love the tension in the male/female vocals that many of the Scarlet Drops tunes has. They were on a couple What Wave compilation cassettes.

      10. Good2Go….Boots…..from their Bar-B-Que release and from Ottawa.  The bass player, Reg, was the drummer for Scarlet Drops. Played a snippet of Frankie Teardrop by Suicide right after this.

      11. Outta Place….Things Are Different Now….from their recent Prehistoric Recordings on Area Pirata.  OP were a mid 80’s garage punk combo out of NYC that members, who were teens at the time, went on to other combos….Raunch Hands, Maneaters, Fuzztones, Optic Nerve, Lone Wolves and many others.

      12. Hasil Adkins….Punchy Wunchy Wicky Wacky Woo…..recorded live at Chuggies, Hamilton 6/18/1986. This was Hasil’s first time up in Canada and the only time we ever got to see/meet him. Today also marks the anniversary of Hasil passing in 2005.

      13 Hasil Adkins….Shake That Thing…. As above.  We got to interview Hasil that night, and that would have appeared in What Wave zine back then.  And we found out that he really was a hillbilly.

      14. Bloodshot Bill….I’ll Know….from his 2006 Trashy Greasy Rockin’ Billy release.  Bill was supposed to go on tour with Hasil at the time of his passing.

      15. Simon Chardiet….Death Comes Creeping In….from his Whey You Ain’t Got Money You Gotta Work Fast EP.

      16. Lew Lewis Reformer….Just Dow What You Want….from the 1979 Save The Wail release. Lew passed away very recently and was an original member of Eddie And the Hot Rods (he left prior to the first LP, but is on a couple of the early singles), played with/did sessions for; Stranglers, Clash Wilko Johnson and many others. He was a harp player in the style of Little Walter.

      17. Lew Lewis….1-3- 2-30 3-35…..from a 1980 single on Stiff Records.

      18. Rocket From The Tombs….I’m Never Gonna Kill Myself Again….1975 recording from WMMS Cleveland and the start of our look at the beginnings of punk/new wave using the books (there will be 4 or 5 in the series) Another Tuneless Racket by Steven H. Gardener. Each of the bands we play has a chapter in the book.  Rocket were the Cleveland starting point for both Pere Ubu and The Dead Boys. Right around here Peter Laughner talks a bit about the recording and emphasizes that anyone can do it.

      19. Pere Ubu….Modern Dance…..recorded live at The Edge, Toronto 1/5/1979 and was the last date of a tour.

      20. Pere Ubu….Heart Of Darkness…..from Datapanik In The Year Zero and recorded in 1975.

      21. Dead Boys…Sonic Reducer….from the Young Loud & Snotty release from 1977.

      22. Dead Boys….Ain’t It Fun…..from their  We Have Come For Your Children from 1978 and originally a Rocket From The Tombs song.

      23. Bizarros….It Hurts Janey…..from their 2nd single on Clone Records, a label they created to release their own and other Cleveland area bands.

      24. Bizarros…Laser Boys….as above.

      25. Diodes….Rebel Without A Pause….from probably their second ever gig, at Ontario College Of Art from February 1977. This was the original 5 piece lineup with 2 guitar players.

      26. Diodes….Behind Those Eyes….1977 demo recorded at Toronto Sounds.

      27. Diodes….Child Star….from their debut longplayer from 1977. The Diodes were the first Canadian punk/new wave combo to get signed to a major label and release an album. They are also the only Canadian band in Another Tuneless Racket.

      28. Radio Birdman…..live….not sure of the song name but recorded live from 2JJJ Radio March 1976.

      29. Radio Birdman….. What Gives….from their 1978 Radios Appear Canadian edition as this song doesn’t appear on the Australian release of the same name.

      30. Saints….I’m Stranded….recorded live June 1977 and from a bootleg called Cabaret At The Roundhouse. This show is mentioned in Another Tuneless Racket.

      31. Saints….No Time….from their 1977 Stranded release.

      32. Little Bob Story…..I Need Money….from a 1976 Chiswick single and LBS are from France. They played the UK many times during the early years of punk/new wave.

      33. Little Bob Story….Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood…..from a 1975 7”.

      34. Damned….New Rose…..from their 1977 Stiff single.

      35. Damned….Neat Neat Neat……another 1977 Stiff single.

      36. The Boys….First Time….from a 1977 7” and had to cut this off as regulation time ran out.

       

      Thanx for everyone who took the time to listen, sent an email, message, text, yelled, letter and the smoke signals from Mack!

      Next week we play more early UK punk/new wave releases and again try to avoid the obvious and play the tracks you may not have heard.

    • May 3, 2021 5:30 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist May 3/2021

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood, OG Records 1989.
      2. Mourning After…Just Walk Away….brand new 7” on the Lost In Tyme label from Greece, and the band is from the UK.
      3. Grassy Knoll & The Magic Bullit….Sunman….from their Hollandays release, recorded in 2003 and is now available on bandcamp. GK & t MB are from London Ontario.
      4. Blue Marinos….Nose Riding….brand new release from this Spanish band on the KOTJ labe.
      5. Fleshtones….Violet Crumble Cherry Ripe….from the recent Face Of The Screaming Werewolf release on Yep Roc records.
      6. Merinuks….King Merinuk….from their latest EP and from Hamilton Ontario.
      7. Matt Ellis….All By Myself….from his recent Full Moon Fever release and from Hamilton Ontario.
      8. Social Distance….Run and Hide….from their recent Stay Away release and from London Ontario.
      9. Creatures Of Condition….Martin….from their recent  Rough & Ready release and from Windsor Ontario.
      10. Holy Microphone….Beatle Bob….form their Goodbye Television Girl release and from Toronto. Fred from UIC was in this combo.
      11. Randall Pee Coltrane….Vaxanation Blues…..brand new single from RPC.
      12. Alien Mustangs…The World As I Am….Greek psychedelic combo who just released this 7” on Lost In Tyme Records.   Lost in Tyme started as a garage fanzine that came with a CD and they have since become a legit record label specializing in garage/beat and psych.
      13. Black Angels….Bloodhounds On My Trail….from their 2006 Passover release and from Houston. This goes out to Tim in North Carolina.
      14. Tami Neilson….Call Your Mama….from her recent Chicka Boom release and she’s a Canuck in New Zealand.
      15. Hiroshima Hearts (now known as Jenn Marino & The Hearts)….14 Floors….demo from 2014.
      16. Blackie & The Rodeo Kings….Made Of Love….from their 2011 Kings & Queens release and features Exene on vocals. This is the start of our tribute to Bob Lanois, Hamilton engineer, producer, performer, photographer, etc who passed away recently.
      17. Dave Rave Conspiracy….Weight Of The World…from a cassette called A One Act Play With V8 Engines and Bob recorded this.
      18. Simply Saucer…Instant Pleasure…from their 1989 Cyborgs Revisited that Bob recorded in the mid 70’s. Bob also helped the Mole financing the release of Cyborgs Revisited.
      19. Simply Saucer…. Electro Rock…. As above.
      20. Simply Saucer….Nazi Apocalypse….as above and gets cut off for a promo.
      21. Eddie & The Hot Rods…Horseplay….from a 1976 7” and this version is different than the version on their first LP. Lew Lewis (we did a tribute to him last week as he just passed) was a full time member of the band and played harp on this one. This is the start (for this show, but 3rd total) of our look at the series of books Another Tuneless Racket by Steven H. Gardener that covers the beginnings of punk/new wave. Each of the bands we play has a chapter about them in the book. This week we look at the early UK scene.
      22. Eddie & The Hot Rods… Teenage Depression…..from the 1976 Teenage Depression release. Eddie and the Hot Rods were the first of the punk/new wave combos from the UK to play in London, November 1977 at Fryfogles.
      23. Hollywood Brats….Tumble With Me….from their self titled album that was recorded in 1974 but wasn’t released until 1979. Surprisingly, there was a Canadian version of this.
      24. The Boys….Sick On You….from their debut longplayer from 1977 and 2 members came from the Hollywood Brats.
      25. Boomtown Rats…. Lookin’ After Number One….from their self titled debut album. And yes, they are responsible for spawning Sir Bob Geldoff.
      26. Sex Pistols….  Pretty Vacant….from a July 1976 demo and features Glen Matlock on bass.
      27. Sex Pistols…Suburban Kids….as above.   Did you know that 3 of the 4 original Sex Pistols have played here in London?
      28. Buzzcocks….Can’t Control Myself….from the Time’s Up bootleg with original vocalist Howard Devoto. Howard went on to form Magazine whom we’ll hear next week.
      29. Clash….I’m So Bored With The USA….from their North American debut long player that came out in 1979. In Canada, there was a 1977 pressing that came and disappeared fairly quickly.
      30. Despair….Sweet Sweet Heart….from the compilation called Glitterbest. This is a 1973 recording featuring future Vibrator Knox.
      31. Chris Spedding & The Vibrators….Pogo Dancing….1976 recording also on the Glitterbest compilation.
      32. Vibrators…London Girls….from their Pure Mania release from 1977. Vibrators have been to London at least 2 times, probably more.
      33. The Clash….Capitol Radio….1977 single and had to play a second Clash tune.
      34. The Jam….The Modern World…..from their This Is The Modern World release from 1977. Couldn’t find their first album in my collection, it has to be misfiled somewhere…
      35. Elvis Costello….Radio…..from his Stiff demo from 1977 and you can hear the big changes that were made in this song prior to release on Stiff.
      36. Elvis Costello….The Beat….from the Live At The El Mocambo release from 3/6/1978. This was aired by CHUM FM as a live to air.   Elvis came to London in October 1978 and played at Alumni Hall with the Battered Wives opening.
      37. Stranglers….Something Better Change….from their No More Heroes release from 1977. Stranglers made it to London in June of 1981 at Fryfogles.

       

      Thanx to all that took time to message, email, text, phone, mail, smoke signal (Hey Mack) etc.   And thanx to all that took the time to listen to the show.   Back again next week.

    • May 10, 2021 6:46 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist May 10/2021 

       

      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood 1989 OG Records.
      2. Dany Laj and the Looks….Smile…from their soon to be released 10 Easy Pieces release which is now in  pre-order status. Get it before it’s sold out.
      3. Shannon and the Clams….Onion….from their 2018 Onion release and the latest of theirs. Shannon has done a country release since this.
      4. Knoxville Girls…. Sophisticated Boom Boom….from their recent In A Ripped Dress release that has Kid Congo on it.
      5. Miesha and the Spanks….SOS….from their recent Singles release and from Calgary.
      6. Stephen Schijns….Map….latest single from this Kelowna BC resident and as always is in the power pop genre.
      7. Routes….Kapow….from their brand new Intstrumentals II on Groovie Records and is at least their 3rd release since this pandemic started! They’re a trio from Japan.
      8. Wasagas….Scuba School….from their recent Dance Party A Go Go release and from Toronto.
      9. Poison Suckers….Stick Up….brand new and from Winnipeg. JRod is in this one, she of American Flamewhip, Vagiants, Angry Dragons and the…..
      10. Sorels….Spring Break….from their recent 7” and from Winnipeg.
      11. Wasagas…..Dance Party A Go Go…..title track from their latest.
      12. Enchanters….Torture Chamber….from their brand new 7” on Transistor 66 Records out of Winnipeg and this trio is from Toronto.
      13. Delbert McClinton….Heartbreak Radio….from his 1981 Plain From The Heart release. We got news that Delbert is retiring after decades in the industry as no one knows what touring and playing live will be like once the pandemic is over.
      14. Chip Kinman and Mack MacKenzie….It’s Not Worth It….from their 2018 Cua Tro De Los Angeles EP.
      15. Three O’Clock Train….Train Of Dreams…..from their 1985 Wig Wam Beach release and from Montreal. This was Mack’s country rock band from the 80’s.
      16. Rizdales…. Honky Tonk Honeymoon…..from their 2018 Lucky Enough release and from London Ontario.
      17. Porter Wagoner….Rubber Room….from his 1972  What Ain’t To Be Just Might Happen.
      18. Birthday Party….Dead Joe….from their 1982 Junkyard release and for song co-writer Anita Lane who passed very recently. She was also involved in the Bad Seeds as a song co-writer.
      19. Ultravox….Satday Night In The City Of The Dead….from their debut release from 1977. This, and the rest of this set is a bit of a continuation of our last few shows, looking at the beginnings of punk/new wave using the book Another Tuneless Racket by Steven H Gardner as reference.
      20. Magazine….Shot By Both Sides….from their 1982 After The Fact release.
      21. Wire….Feeling Called Love….from their 1977 Pink Flag release.
      22. Rubber City Rebels….Rubber City Rebels….from the 1977 From Akron release. This goes out to John.
      23. Roger Zuraw….Freight Train Through My Head Blues….from his 2007 Feels Like Blues To Me release and Roger is from the Etobicoke area where he played regularly prior to the pandemic.
      24. Lost Patrol….You’re Gone….from their 1988 debut long player that came out in France, yet the band is from Windsor Ontario. They played London many times, always putting on great shows!
      25. Jr Gone Wild….Cosmos….from their 1986 Less Art More Pop release. There’s a documentary still under progress about these guys, as once they started, the makers realized there was a lot more to this band than originally thought.
      26. TVD…Mole….from their brand new Avec release, which is now available from the usual download places, soon on vinyl and CD. And from right here in London Ontario.
      27. Playboy Manbaby…. Bored Broke and Sober….from their 2018 Don’t Let It Be release.
      28. Bootsey X….Dwarf Bunny Nation…from his 2013 Women’s Rites release and from Detroit.
      29. Jeremy Porter and the Tucos….Put You On Hold…from their recent Candy Coated Cannonball release and from Detroit.  For some reason, I can’t get enough of this song, my fave so far in 2021!
      30. The Facts….Love/Hate….from their 1983 Anxiety release and from Detroit.
      31. Vertical Pillows…. Jump Back….from their 1985 7” and Rob Tyner was involved helping out this band prior to his passing.
      32. Evan Johns….Boomerang….from the 4 Big Guitars From Texas release from 1985. This goes out to Denny Freeman, guitarist on this track, who passed away very recently.  Denny was one of this shit hot guitarists who played on many records/releases.
      33. Bad Seeds….Taste Of The Same….from the Eva album and goes out to drummer Bobby Donamo who passed away very recently.
      34. Pylon….Weather Radio….from their 1980 Gyrate release.
      35. Penetration…..Don’t Dictate…from the Guillotine compilation of early UK punk/new wave bands.
      36. Gossip…. Arkansas Heat…from the Arkansas Heat 10” release.
      37. Peter Zaremba’s Love Delegation….Hey Disco…from the 1988 Delegation Time release and Peter is vocalist for The Fleshtones.

       

      Thanx for all the comments, emails, messages, texts, morse code and smoke signals (Hey Mack)!!

      Back again next week with more noise. Stay safe!

    • May 17, 2021 5:57 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist May 17/2021

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood on OG Records 1989.
      2. Ted Axe….Heaven….from his recent Sex Horror Violence release. Ted was in one of the first punk bands in Ottawa, The Action.
      3. Creatures Of Condition….What Goes On In Here…latest single from this Windsor based combo.
      4. Humble Pie…Black Coffee….from the 1973 Eat It release.  Steve Marriott sure could sing!!
      5. Black Joe Lewis….Boogie….Tell ‘em What Your Name Is…..from his 2008 Incomparable release.
      6. Simon Chardiet….One Way Ticket….from his recent split EP with the Ball Breakin’ Pricks.
      7. Bob Bryden & LDJ…Destroyer Of Worlds….from the brand new Love In The Atomic Age release that you can get direct from the band or stores in the Hamilton Ontario area.
      8. Bob Bryden & LDJ….Attack Of The Strawberry Catapault Men….as above.
      9. Bob Bryden & LDJ….Eternity Skies…..as above and had to fade this into announcements.
      10. LDJ….I’m Giving You The Warning….from his The Count Bonniwell Electric release from 2018.
      11. Flamingo-gos….Want…from the compilation 20 Full Moon Hits.  Katie Iarocci sang and played on the Atomic Age release and this was one of her previous bands, based in Brantford Ontario.
      12. Forgotten Rebels…. The Me Generation….from their 1982 This Ain’t Hollywood release, produced by Bob Bryden.
      13. Clamm….Cardiac Ablation…..from their recent Beseech Me release and from Melbourne Australia.
      14. Eddy Current Suppression Ring….Memory….from their 2008 Primary Colours release and also from Melbourne. To me, these 2 bands have a similar sound, maybe the Melbourne sound.,
      15. Suzi Moon….I’m Not A Man….from her recent Call The Shots release.
      16. Poison Suckers….You Like Me…..from a brand new 7” on Transistor 66 Records and from Winnipeg.
      17. Gorgons….Girlgang… from the Gorgons Present Corpse Whale from 2007 and from Winnipeg.
      18. Lloyd Price….Lawdy Miss Clawdy….1952 single and on the compilation New Orleans- Take Me To The Mardis Gras.   Lloyd passed away last weekend.
      19. Lloyd Price….Such A Mess…..from 1958 and on the compilation Ace Story Volume 1.
      20. Lloyd Price…..Poppa Shun….from his 1959 Mr Personality release.
      21. Larry Lee….Odd Man Out….from his self titled release from 1963 and from London Ontario.
      22. Rockin’ Bobby Harris….Yup Yup Boogie….from a CDR he released with The Bad Penny’s and from just east of London Ontario.  Bobby used to play the Victoria Tavern here in London, and he would use his walker to get to the stage, and a bit of tape on his fingers to help him play his guitar and then go wild once the music started.
      23. The Greasemarks….The Watcher….from their 2009 demo and another band that played the Victoria at least a couple times.
      24. Lyres….How Do You Know…..from a 1987 7” on the New Rose labe.
      25. Lyres….Not Looking Back…..from their second long player from 1986.
      26. Customs….Long Gone….from Long Gone, released in 2009 on Get Hip Records and contains the 2 singles along with some demo and live tracks.  Customs were a late 70’s/early 80’s combo out of Cincinnati and featured Peter Greenberg on guitar.
      27. Customs…..Let’s Get It On…. As above.
      28. DMZ….Lift Up Your Hood….from their 1981 Relics release on BOMP Records and Peter Greenberg plays guitar on this.
      29. Barrence Whitfield & The Savages….The Corner Man…..from their 2013 Dig Thy Savage Soul release. And Peter Greenberg plays guitar on this one too.
      30. Barrence Whitfield & The Savages….Mama Get The Hammer….from their 1984 debut and again, Peter Greenberg plays guitar on this one.
      31. Raunch Hands….Thunderbird….from their 1986 Learn To Whap-A-Dang and from NYC.
      32. A Bones….Go Betty Bo….from their 1991 Life Of Riley release and goes out to Betty, whom I used to work with and sadly passed away last year.
      33. Dragsters….Nitro Jungle Woodie….from their 1989 Stoked release and from NYC.
      34. Mac Rebennack….Storm Warning…..from 1959 and on the compilation Ace Story Volume 1
      35. The Zantees…..Blonde Bombshell….from their 1980 Out For Kicks release and fore runners of the A Bones.
      36. The Zantess….Tic Tac Toe….from their 1983 Rhythm Bound release.
      37. Bopcats….Bop A Lena….from a 1980 7” and from Toronto. These guys used to play London a fair bit, at the Cedar Lounge and later Fryfogles and always a great time!
      38. Ray Condo & His Hardrock Goners…..Lonely Wolf….from their 1986 Hot’n’Cold release. Ray passed away in 2004 and yesterday would have been his birthday. Just posted some pics of the band playing at Call The Office in London Ontario.

       

      Thanx to all that took the time to listen to the show, add comments, send messages, emails, texts, threats, phone calls, morse code, smoke signals and everything else!!

      Next week it’s an all Canadian show as it will be Victoria Day next Monday.

    • May 31, 2021 5:08 PM CDT
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      Radio What Wave Playlist May 31/2021

       

      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood, OG Records 1989.
      2. Danny Kidd….Floridian Dreaming….latest from this local whiz kid.
      3. Tell It TO Sweeney….The Countess….latest from another local combo.
      4. White Collar Grunge…Top Pusher…..brand new and probably first time played on the radio, these guys are from Oshawa Ontario, former home of Star Records.
      5. Irmans…I Wanna See You….brand new, on the Dirty Water label and from the UK. There’s a former member of Lucy and the Rats in this one.
      6. Christopher Peifer…Something To Believe In….from NYC and on a soon to be released long  player.
      7. Gonn….Doin’ Me In….brand new and on the Oktay Records label from Nelson BC. Gonn were a 60’s garage band from Iowa and this track was made from an unreleased acetate cut with a high end mono cartridge.
      8. Gonn….Blackout Of Gretely…..from the VOXX collection from 1985 and the song that Gonn will always be remembered for. Covered by many 80’s garage combos, including….
      9. Outta Place….Hang Up….from the recently released Prehistoric Recordings on Area Pirata Records. Outta Place were a mid 80’s teen garage band based in NYC.
      10. Routes….Broken Goods….from the recently released Mesmerized on Groovie Records. 3 piece from Japan that keeps pumping out releases like crazy!
      11. Bob Bryden and Long Day Journey….We Can’t Ask Alice…from the brand new Love In The Atomic Age. Bob is a legend in the late 60’s/early 70’s Canadian psych scene with Christmas and Reign Ghost. LDJ is a one man band from Hamilton that keeps pumping out great music.
      12. Staple Singers….I’ll Take You There…from the Stax 50th Anniversary release and goes out to Roger Hawkins, drummer on this one, who recently passed. The rest of this set is for Roger.
      13. Etta James…..Tell Mama…from 1968 and on her Gold release, again with Roger on drums.
      14. Wilson Pickett…. Born To Be Wild…from the 2nd Volume of Duane Allman collection. Again with Roger on drums and probably my fave version of Born To Be Wild.
      15. Aretha Franklin….I Never Loved A Man…..from 1967 and on her 30 Greatest Hits, again with Roger on the drums.
      16. Neal Ford & The Ramadas….Life Is So Tough….from the comp Acid Visions on Voxx. This goes out to Neal who passed very recently.
      17. Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners….High Voltage….recorded live at Key West, London Ontario 4/7/1988. Someone requested some live Ray Condo, so here you go! Judging by the comments at the beginning of the show, there couldn’t have been many people there. I honestly can’t remember as the band had me hypnotized and I sure wasn’t looking anywhere but at the ‘stage’.
      18. Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners…Willing And Ready… as above.  Ray and the boys played London at least 3 times as we’ve got the pics and live tapes to prove it.
      19. Stingin’ Hornets….Hornet Hive Jump….from It Came From Canada Volume 3 and from Vancouver. This came out in 1987.
      20. Rockin’ Edsels….Verbal Warning…..from Rock Five Screamin’ Alive from 1984 and from Vancouver.
      21. Herald Nix….Take A Drive….from his 1997 Open Up The Sky release. Canada’s cosmic cowboy and this track was recorded by Peter Hudson in Toronto.
      22. Buzz Deluxe….Blue Special….from their 2007 Blue Special release. This duo used to play a lot around London and always put on fun shows.
      23. Jerry Jerry…..Rockstar…..from his 1997 The Sound and The Jerry release and the start of our rock star set.
      24. Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra….Mistaken….from their 1987 Battle Hymn of The Apartment. They were from Edmonton and used to play London fairly regularly, always putting on great entertaining shows.  There’s pics of a couple of the shows on the Radio What Wave FB page.
      25. Chris Houston….Rock Star Baby….from his 1997 Evil Twang release and recorded by Peter Hudson.
      26. Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper….King Of The Couch….from their 1985 self titled release.
      27. Ramones….I Wanna Be Sedated…..from their 1978 Road To Ruin release and the end of our rock star set.
      28. Sadies…..The Horseshoe…from their Tales Of The Rat Fink release from 2006.
      29. LeRoi Brothers….Check This Action….from their 1983 Check This Action release and this set is composed of bands that are off shoots of the LeRois.
      30. Tail Gators….Yard Dog…from their 1988 Mumbo Jumbo release and feature former LeRois Don Leady and Keith Ferguson.
      31. Evan Johns….Vacation Time…from his 1986 Rollin’ Through The Night release. Many years ago I asked Evan about being in the LeRois and he said it was tough as none of those guys could drive, especially if there was snow and Evan ended up doing way too much driving.
      32. Hand Of Glory…..Bloody Red Sun….from their 1989 Far From Kith And Kin and features former LeRoi Joe Doerr.
      33. Ted and The Tall Tops….Lose Your Money….from a 1987 EP and features LeRoi Mike Buck, who has drummed for tons of other artists.
      34. Autogramm….No Rules….from the brand new No Rules release and from Vancouver. Thanx to Chadwick for bringing this one to my attention.
      35. Gary Numan….That’s Too Bad….from a Beggar’s Banquet release called 1978.
      36. B-Sides…..Underground Radio Star….from the Vancouver Independence compilation from about 1980 and sums up most of the artists that get played on Radio WW.

      Thanx to all that listened to this one, read the above, sent a message, email, text, phonecall, mail, morse code, smoke signals etc….Much appreciated.

      Next week it’s an all London show as it’s Music Week here in London. All the details are at the Forest City London Music Awards page: https://fclma.ca/

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      Radio What Wave Playlist June 7/2021 

       

      This is an all London Ontario show, as it’s Music Week here in London Ontario. Just a sample of some of the great artists that come from here.

       

      1. Jim Ashby….Speed City….from a 7” that originally came out in 1970, and was re-ished on the Speed City Records label in 2007.
      2. Demics….Heart Of The City….recorded live at the Cedar Lounge 1978.  This is probably the first song I ever heard the Demics do live and it always reminds me of those times.
      3. Uranus….Secret Agent Man….the flip side of their top 10 single, You’re So Square and from 1980.
      4. Grant Smith & The Power….Keep On Runnin’…from their 1968 hit single.
      5. Doug Varty Band….Kickin’ Ass….from their 2012 Feel Free release and sounding a lot like AC DC.
      6. Thundermug….Africa….from their 1972 Strikes release and this was a hit single. Sometimes called the loudest band in the world, these guys are still around doing various musical projects.
      7. Sheep Look Up….Jumper….recorded live at Key West by Reid Smith (RIP) brother of guitarist Gilbert Smith and major cheerleader for the band.
      8. Thunder Queens….And Then We Go….from their 7” that came out just over a year ago and nominated in the punk category at the Forest City London Music Awards.
      9. Mononegatives….Sure Shock….from their first single and nominated in the punk category at the Forest City London Music Awards. They have a brand new album out and we’ll be playing a track from that on next week’s edition.
      10. Dave Rocket & The Jobbers….Hey Yo….from a brand new 7” and nominated in the punk category at the Forest City London Music Awards.
      11. Full Throttle….Lockdown….from their very first demo and they are in the High School Battle Of The Bands this week. Most likely the only band in the battle that has recorded a demo that’s been given radio airplay.
      12. Chuckee Zehr….Lie To Me Baby….from the recent Laugh Lines and Crow’s Feet release and nominated in the blues category at the Forest City London Music Awards.
      13. Rizdales….Honky Tonk Honeymoon…from their 2018 Lucky Enough release and mentions London and the Richmond Hotel in the lyrics. Nominated in the country category in the Forest City London Music Awards.
      14. Johnny & The Canadians….Say Yeah!...from their 1965 Columbia single and inducted into the Forest City London Hall Of Fame.
      15. Johnny & The Hurricanes….A Million Tears Ago…..as above, the flip side of the 7”
      16. Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons….Are You Really Gone….from Four Whom The Bell Tolls 7” that came with What Wave zine 16 from 1988. Drummer Andrew Lewis is a world renowned graphic artist and he designed the cover of our program guide and the postcard.
      17. He Said She Said….Time Well Spent….brand new and features Shane Sawyer, who is also in….
      18. Coaching For Sara….Come Down….brand new demo from this London pop/rock combo.
      19. The Kards….. Peach Taco….brand new home recorded demo from this band that normally does 60’s covers at the Legions/Halls around the London area.
      20. Spit Jr….Put Down Make Love….recent demo from this mystery player who could be a member of Dashboard Rattle.
      21. 63 Monroe….2 Minutes 38….from their 2006 Last Exit To Rawk’n’Roll and are in the Forest City London Music Hall Of Fame.
      22. Social Distance….Wasted Time….from their recent Stay Away release and one of the few London bands who released an actual CD last year!
      23. TVD… Clean My Plate….from their Avec release. T is for Mike Timmins, V is for Paul Veno and D is for Pete Dekoker, all veterans of many bands from London over the years.
      24. Hiroshima Hearts…Spend Your Money….from their 2016 Bone Music EP and now go under the name Jenn Marino and the Hearts.
      25. Cordcalling….When I Scream….from their 2008 When I Scream EP.
      26. Sinners….No Brains….from their 1980 7” and singer Paul has a new release coming out next week with his latest combo, Lowdown Dirty Mojos.
      27. Regulators….That’s Right Nothing’s Left….from their 1979 7”
      28. Stoves….Just My Style….from a live recording at the Cedar Lounge 1979.
      29. Zellots….Blades….from their 1981 demo recorded at EMAC studio.
      30. Shaky Jack Whiteside….I Won’t See You No More….from the Demics Covers release that came out in 1998. Jack was in Uranus, who alternated weeks with the Demics at the Cedar Lounge when they first started having punk bands there in 1978.
      31. Arco Di Scarico….Miss Pearl…demo from 1995 and this band became Viv Sun and the Black Holes and finally the Black Holes.  Easily my fave rockabilly combo that came from London.
      32. Lonesome Ghost….Haunted By God….from their 2011 cassette and recorded live to air for a Radio WW show back in 2011.
      33. Fine Print….Nobody Loves You….from their 2011 cassette that came out on record store day.
      34. Flying Squad….Health Food….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood from 1989. A fave around WW HQ’s.
      35. Pink Cadillac Scat Cats….New York City…..acoustic version and a great way to close this show. This is from the Demics Covers release from 1998.

       

      Thanx to all that took the time to tune in and give a listen. London has a TON of talent which gets overlooked by mainstream media, and hopefully this gave you a little sample of what’s out there for your listening pleasure. And once this lockdown is over, get out there and support your local talent. If you don’t do it, nobody else will.

      And Thanx for all the emails, mail, messages, texts, phone calls, morse code, smoke signals etc. Back again next week, same time, same channel.

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