OK, so what's this Radio What Wave thing all about?
Well, it actually started in about 1979 or so, by a fellow by the name of Al Cole. He started a zine called What Wave (remember, those were the days where music was new wave, old wave, country wave so the so called music reviewers could call this stuff something besides punk...hence what wave). And he started a radio show on CHRW called Young Fast And Scientific to play the music he loved...obviously Dictators, Flamin' Groovies, 101'ers, Count Bishops, pure rock'n'roll stuff for the few that could really dig it! And few listeners there were, as that was when CHRW was only carried on cable TV and very few could actually tune in. Well, i was tuned in every week (or was it every other week?) absorbing the noise and taking notes.
Al burnt out after a couple of years and moved away, we (my wife Rena and i) took over What Wave zine from issue 5 (Oct 84) onwards to the end around 1996 when we burnt out. But somewhere in there (approx 1989 to 1993) we did a short (45m) bi-weekly radio show on CHRW called What Wave Radio that we made on a cassette at home. We always started these shows with The Gruesomes doing What Wave and played tunes from bands that were featured in What Wave zine. Not many heard this show as it aired bi-weekly sometime around 1AM on monday mornings.
And now up to Radio What Wave (a tribute to Radio Birdman, Radio Ethiopia etc) which started in Feb 2005 and originally was hosted by Speedy Mike and myself alternating weeks. Speedy Mike actually did a show on CHRW for many years called Speed City, playing punk, hardcore and lots of other crazy stuff during the 90's.
Speedy Mike had to bow out after a coupla years, but he still has the finest vinyl shop in London Ontario...
So this show has been going on a coupla years now, we seem to have at least a few regular listeners who phone in and request stuff that they know they won't hear anywhere else, so they (and hopefully lots of others) actually get what we spin.
We put on shows around London Ontario, some of which have included: Paul Collins Beat, The Young Barracudas, Simply Saucer, Gerard van Herk (Deja Voodoo), Gerry Alvarez (Gruesomes), The Famines, The Hook Up, Mother's Children, 905's, The Pack AD, Bloodshot Bill, John Schooley, Speaking Tongues, Evil Farm Children, Stolen Minks, The Stance and many many others.
We've had a TON of really cool guests on the show, everyone from The Diodes, Edgar Breau (SImply Saucer), Gerard van Herk (Deja Voodoo), Dex Romweber Duo, Liz Worth, Andy Ramesh Meyers (Scenics), NFG (late 70's punk combo from London Ontario), Invasions, Sonic Avenues and loads more. You have to be invited to be on this show, and if you are invited that means you're cool! At least by our standards!
Every once in awhile we do an actual live to air, where we get a band into the studio and hope everything works out, as we're live! We've had The Hook Up, Nasty Rashes, Standstills, Tuerto Loco, Oily Birds, Frank Ridsdale, Pink Cadillac Scat Cats and others and so far, they've all worked out great!
We also do a lot of specials...everything from all 2 person band shows, to all Canpunk shows, to all local shows, to all women led band shows to cassette only shows. Anything to challenge the listener and me, the host digging up all of those records!
And if you haven't figgered it from all of the yammering above, Radio What Wave plays: garagepunk (everything from 60's to 80's to modern), powerpop (70's and modern), protopunk, surf, Canpunk (Canadian punk from the late 70's to mid 80's), rockabilly (50's and 60's and some modern demented stuff), rock'n'roll and just about anything else we deem cool! We have a HUGE record, CD and live tape library that i'm constantly digging through, finding stuff that was forgotten or misfiled for years.
And because we air on Canadian airwaves, we have to play a percentage of Canadian tunes which makes us a little different from most garagepunk shows.
So you want to give the show a listen? Well you can tune in every thursday from 7 to 8:30PM EST at 94.9FM if you're in the London Ontario area, or you can listen on the net at:
Or, you can listen to the archived show at this link:
The shows are archived for 1 week only, then they are overwritten by the next week's show.
There's also a facebook page for Radio What Wave that has playlists, links to cool happening stuff and tons of pictures from shows.
Playlist May17/2012.....Live In London Ontario
An all live show comprised of various live recordings at various venues from sleepy London Ontario. Some of the sound quality may not be the greatest, as many of this week's tunes will be from the original cassette tapes done many years ago....enjoy and go out and see some live music here in sleepy London Ontario.
1. Dark Carnival....Ain't Nothin' To Do....recorded live at Call The Office 10/12/90 and features Stooges Ron Ashton and Scott 'Rock Action' Ashton along with our fave diva, Niagara on the screeches. It was a great show and we got to hang out with Ron Ashton afterwards...an interview appeared in What Wave zine as well as some major cool pics (see below and drool) of the band. And we got to tell them who originally did 'My Best Bette' (Mr Kenne Highland) as they had found the song on a compilation tape and loved it so much they covered it at the show, yet had no idea who did the song.
2. catl....Church On Sunday....recorded live at Call The Office 3/16/12.
3. Hi-Tones...That's Alright Mama....recorded live at The Spoke 1/13/12 as part of CHRW's Wired Fridays.
4. Lucky 7....Rock'n'Roll Radio....recorded at Call The Office 2/23/89. This combo played at many clubs here in London...The Firehall, Leadbellys and probably Mingles. They came from NYC and featured Barry Ryan on the guitar, presently Robert Gordon's touring guitarist as well as a member of late 70's NYC punk combo, The Victims. Also in the band, on accordion, keys and vocals was Kenny Margolis, famous NYC studio cat who was also a member of Mink DeVille's legendary band...as well as currently being in Cracker.
5. Ronnie Dawson...Rockin' Bones....recorded live at Leadbellys 3/23/89...The Blonde Bomber from Texas did a 2 night stint here in London, I went one night and Rena went the next...and a FUCKING AMAZING show both nights!!! This particular song was a request from yours truly as he cut the original version that The Cramps borrowed. Really cool guy who signed many of my records and had a smile on his face the whole show!!
6. Ronnie Dawson....Congratulations To Me...recorded live at Leadbellys 3/24/89...a double shot of the Blonde Bomber!!!
7. Blood On The Saddle...Let's Have A Party....recorded live at Key West 12/17/86 in front of a small crowd. Singer Annette (original member of The Bangles) wasn't in the best of moods for this show, but MAN can she belt out a tune!!
8. Uranus....Uranium Rock....recorded at The Embassy 3/22/82 and broadcast over CHRW. We had guitarist Jack on a coupla weeks back for the 30th anniversary of this broadcast to talk about those days. And that's Uranus in the pic below.
9. The Fleshtones....Hexbreaker...recorded live at Call The Office 11/22/90 and we started upstairs in the dressing rooms and marched down the stairs with the band as they liked to start the party upstairs and bring it onto the stage. Possibly the most fun band in the entire universe!! You can read all about them in Sweat, by Joe Bonomo as he gives this legendary combo their just tribute in print.
10. Chesterfield Kings...Loose Lip Sync Ship...recorded live at Bullwinkles 5/29/86 and the only time these guys ever came to London.
11. The Fuzztones...Cinderella...recorded live at Key West 4/5/87 to a hot sweaty packed crowd. I was right up front with Psychedelic Pete, mere inches away from Rudi and the boys as they ripped through their set. We didn't find out till many years later, the bass player was none other than John Carlucci (of The Speedies) and presently in The Beat Killers, a killer combo who are in Europe right now. And below is a pic of how close we were to a sweaty Rudi....we won't talk about the underage that Rudi left with that night...
12. The Gruesomes....I'm A Bloodhound...recorded live at Key West 1/11/87. This was the first time we brought these kids into London, and it being a sunday night in January, we were a little concerned that no one would show up. But, the joint was packed and rockin' as Gruesomania had hit London and the boys were well recieved! Think they stayed for several days at our place after this show as we had lots of cartoons, junk food and videos for the boys to enjoy! The first of many many visits by The Gruesomes to this town and our place.
13. Light Bulb Alley....Money....recorded live at Call The Office 5/4/12 and these guys are now labelmates of The Gruesomes on Ricochet Sound from Montreal.
14. Bad Bad Bad....Fucked Up...recorded live at The Black Shire Pub 3/29/12 right after they came to visit us live on Radio What Wave....way cool 2 piece from Halifax!
15. Light Bulb Alley...Pepper Spray...recorded live at Call The Office 5/4/12 and this song is on the latest garagepunk hideout download, We Love Trash.
16. Das Furlines...Boys Are Boys....recorded live at Call The Office 6/5/86. Das Furlines were an all female combo from NYC who were basically a tribute to The Monks, the German band of X-US Army GI's from 1966. One of the wildest shows that involved total crowd participation and the conch!! You hadda be there!! This combo featured Fuzztone keyboard player Deb O'Nair as well as NYC crazy woman, Wendy Wild. And, this was the only time the band was recorded live...right here in sleepy London Ontario!! This was well before their appearance in People magazine and their bogus entry in the 1995 Rolling Stone Record Guide which had them coming from the Black Forest of Germany and releasing many many records. Nope, just a coupla compilation appearances.
17. Link Protrudi and The Jaymen....The Stroll...recorded live at Key West 9/25/86. Essentially The Fuzztones doing all instros ala Link Wray....
18. Boy From Nowhere....Lift Up Your Hood....recorded live at The Brunswick, probably early 90's. With a nice little intro regaling the finer points of The Brunswick Hotel, situated in downtown London, conveniently located across from the bus terminal. A demonic version of DMZ's tune done with sledgehammers to the head! Indeed, The Boy could rock with the best. Bassist Brian Young is currently a member of The Canadian Lyres touring band....they back up Monoman when he hops the border into Canada.
19. UIC....Cropdusting....recorded live at Call The Office 3/16/85. There's also a youtube of this song (as well as others from the same show) which features a bunch of youngsters dancing around like fools, self included! And yes, i still dance like a fool 27 years later! Below is Murray beating the living daylights out of his kit in front of the UIC flag!
20. The Diodes...Time Damage...recorded live at Call The Office 11/18/11. The second time the re-united Diodes have come to London and both times, excellent shows!!
21. The Hook Up....65 Has No Blues....recorded live at The Spoke 11/25/11 as part of CHRW's Wired Fridays.
22. The Fine Print...Remember....recorded live at Brennan's Beer Bistro 11/5/11. A GREAT local combo who don't play out enough.
23. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet....Who's Afraid of Alison Hymer/Having An Average Weekend....recorded live at Call The Office 7/17/86. First ever appearance by this now legendary combo to London....a very typical London crowd...maybe 10 people out to see them. Listen to the lack of applause after Average, that's just me clapping. Luckily for sleepy London, this trio came back many times and packed the house!!
Outta time but only the tip of the iceberg for live recordings from London Ontario...hope you enjoyed the show. Thanx for all the phone-ins, emails, facebook comments etc! This one was a blast to prep, as i went through a ton of tapes, some that i was hoping to use didn't have the greatest sound quality and hence, were nicked from the show.
Back atcha next week with a bunch of new stuff and as always, some surprises!
Here's a link to the podcasts that are up for one week only:
Playlist May 24/2012
Finally a show without a topic....just cool rock'n'roll with lots of emphasis on the new stuff that's popped up recently.
1. The Gruesomes....What Wave....from Mr Garager's Neighbourhood on OG Records. First time we've played our theme song in ages and hopefully caught some listeners off guard.
2. BeeGees....In My Own Time...from their very first LP, simply titled Bee Gee's 1st.In mono and on Atco, Canadian pressing. For Robin Bee Gee who passed away the other day.
3. Eliza and The Strange...Disease...from their 2012 self titled debut LP. The are from Halifax, Nova Scotia and are now called Bloody Diamonds, which to me, reeks of late 70's psuedo metal.
4. Reply...Memphis Train...Toronto soul/mod/rock'n'roll combo from Toronto that put on killer live shows! See below, April 21/2012 at Brennan's, right here in sleepy London Ontario.
6. Joey Ramone...7 Days Of Gloom...from his latest, ...Ya Know on BMG. Picked this one up at Walmart the other day.
7. The DeRellas...Go Go DeRella....UK combo on Dirty Water Records, again brand new.
8. Thee Walkin' Jacks...from their brand new online download, Drop Dead. Members of Liquid Vapours crank out some similar sounding trash rock'n'roll...from the east coast of Canada, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
9. Tom Jones....Jezebel...from a 7" on Third Man Records. Jeb Bond of The Evil Farm Children was ranting about Tom Jones awhile back, checked out some of his recent material and found out Jeb was right!! Tom Jones has released some pretty cool tunes recently!! Betcha never thought you'd hear Tom Jones on Radio What Wave! Or The Bee Gee's for that matter!! Blame Jeb!!
10. Terror Lake...Freehold...from the Haggard Beast Toronto comp that came out a few years back. Terror Lake are in town at The Black Shire Pub this saturday along with locals Psycho Daisies (Jack Whiteside of Uranus' latest combo) and Space Slave.
11. Terror Lake...Double Cross of Maxwell Pine....as above.
12. Flamin' Groovies...Move It... from their Now LP from 1978 and goes out to Rockin' Jack Whiteside as he used to play this tune in Uranus.
13. Bloodshot Bill...Cool Breeze...from a brand new 7" on Transistor 66 Records outta Winnipeg. played a little BB Radio ad right after this song. Below is BB at The Victoria Tavern here in sleepy London Ontario and someone's ass is catching Bill's attention!
15. Orie Hitt Machine...Killer Inside Me....crazy psycho shit from sleepy London Ontario!
16. Boy From Nowhere...Borderline...live at The Brunswick Tavern in beautiful downtown London Ontario...recorded sometime around 1990 and is a carryover from our all live show last week. The Boy From Nowhere always knew how to rock and this here's the proof as they cover a DMZ tune. And speaking of DMZ, the band they morphed into, The Lyres hit Hamilton next weekend and the Boy From Nowhere's bass player will be playing bass for The Lyres. Below is bassist Brian Young borrowing my Vox Constellation IV for a gig at The Langarth Bar and Grill here in sleepy London in 1987.
17. The Troggs...Summertime...from a 7" and a bit of self indulgence for The Troggs who never get played on CHRW.
18. The Troggs...From Home...the flipside of Wild Thing.
19. The Troggs...I Can't Control Myself...now that I've played a set of Troggs i'm feeling much better. I'm gonna start trying to do this every show or 2, feature a band who never gets any airplay on this station, just for fun.
20. Living Deadbeats...Evil Hearted Blues...from their almost released 12"...LD will be in London for 2 shows in July and we'll be plugging them lots prior to...
21. T.H.E. ...Grilled Cheese....mystery band who mailed me a 3 song demo, hand written song titles and very little other info. We've sent the paperwork out to the local CSI who refuse to tell us anything other than this combo will be opening up for The Living Deadbeats London shows in July....and they say you should check them out!
22. The Chickens...Heart That Bleeds....from the Bring It On CD and a special request for regular listener Mike Burton who lost a friend to a car accident recently.
23. The Chickens...Summertime...from the Prepare to Plug In CD....a 4 shot of The Chickens for Mike. For those that don't know, The Chickens featured 4 members of UIC, the coolest band to ever come out of Exeter Ontario. UIC formed around 1980 and used to play London Ontario fairly regularly before moving on to Toronto and releasing several records and CD's....and their might just be another one coming out later this year.
24. The Chickens...Submarine Driver...from the Bring It On CD.
25. The Chickens...Super Bee...from the Prepare To Plug In CD. The Chickens used to make me dance my ass off! Everytime we saw them! Sadly,they packed it in about 5 or 6 years ago.
26. The Smoggers...Shame On You...brand new single from these Spanish garagepunkers...
Outta time, but certainly not outta tunes as we'll play even more new stuff on next week's Radio What Wave. Thanks for all the phone-ins, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!
Playlist June 7/2012
1. Purple Toads....Gonna Have A Good Time Tonight...from their self titled debut LP from 1986 on Star Records.
2. The Kards...Slow Down...from their debut CD, Here's The Deal.
3. The Skyhooks...You Just Like Me Cos I'm Good In Bed...from their 1975 LP, Ego Is Not A Dirty Word. OZ pre-punk/glam and they released at least a few LP's...this is probably my fave song by them. Sent this out to Steven R. Stunning, just because!
4. Patti Smith...25th Floor...live version from London (not sleepy London Ontario, the real one) from 2/28/78.
5. Eliza And The Strange...Lady Of The Night...from their recent debut LP. Halifax combo who changed their name to Bloody Diamonds.
6. Flying Squad...451...from their Come And Play cassette from 1988 and goes out to Ray Bradbury who just passed away. Now that we have a working cassette deck at CHRW, you're going to be hearing lots more cassettes and obscurities.
7. Standstills...Jesus...from their recent 7" on brown vinyl. 2 piece combo from Oshawa/London who we've had on air playing a session and for an interview not that long ago.
Above is The Standstills playing at Black Shire Pub, London Ontario.Sept 2008.
8. Persian Claws...Mysterious Mystery...from their self titled debut.
9. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants....Enigma...from their recent split 7" with The Ponches.
10. Teenanger...Bank Account...from their recent LP, Frights on the Television Explosion label outta Toronto.
11. Osterberg...Without You...from their L'Osterberg CD and they will be playing this saturday at Call The Office along with local rockabilly combo, The Black Holes.
12. Shirley McLaines...Cigarette...from the latest Garagepunk Hideout CD, We Love Trash.
13. Painted Ship....Little White Lies...from Back From The Grave Volume 8 where there's a little write up on The Painted Ship that refers to an interview we did back in the 80's (in What Wave zine 20) with Capt William Hay, leader of The Painted Ship. This is the start of our Painted Ship tribute as we play all 4 sides of their 2 singles.
14. Painted Ship...Frustration...from Afterthought, The History of Vancouver's Rock'n'Roll.
15. Painted Ship...Audience Reflections.
16 Painted Ship...And She Said Yes....from Back From The Grave Volume 8. This is the song that inspired this tribute, as Capt Hay mentioned to me that The Lyres might be playing this when i was going to see them last weekend. Talked to Monoman at the show and he said no, the song was too difficult to get the vocals down right, so they weren't going to do it that night. Talked to Monoman's backup band, Crummy Stuff and they said they had the music down and might attempt it themselves at a future show.
17. Painted Ship....Minstrel Man...unreleased courtesy of Captain William Hay.
18. The Worst...You've Been Laughing...demo that Capt William Hay produced (and wrote) that our good pal, Greg Johnson (RIP) sang on.
19. The Cynics...And She Said Yes...from their Get Our Way CD 1994.
20. The Chesterfield Kings...Little White Lies...from their 1982 debut LP, and this was the first place that I heard this song....and have loved it ever since!
21.The Morlocks...Dirty Red....from their Easy Listening For The Underachiever LP on Go Down Records from 2008. Some have said that Leighton Koizumi got his vocal style from listening to The Painted Ship...
Above is Leighton in action at Wooly Weekend in Montreal, Aug 2009...these guys were KILLER live and it was great to finally see The Morlocks after all the years.
22. catl...Get Outta My Car...from their latest CD, Soon This Will All Be Gone.
23. Orie Hitt Machine...Wheel Of Quivering Meat....demo, from a crazed London combo.
24. The Hook Up...Man Who Called Up The Devil...from the soon to be released CD Call Up The Devil.
26. The Fridge Magnets...Hypodermic Beach...from a 1989 demo from this west coast of Canada combo.
That's it for this week, thanx for the phone-ins, emails, facebook messages and Heys!! See ya next week.
Here's the podcasts, up for one week only:
Playlist June 14/2012.....
1. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet....Batman....1989 demo. The Shads are doing 2 reunion shows next month, Toronto and Edmonton.
2. Nils...Freedom....from the Sell Out Young EP 1989 as The Nils were in town last night.
3. Light Bulb Alley....Pepper Spray...from the latest Garagepunk Hideout comp, We Love Trash.
4. Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs...Cream...from a recent cassette on Hosehead Records.
5. Johnny Terrien and The Bad Lieutenants...Eyes...from their recent split 7"
6. Drums Along The Gardiner...She Said No....from their 1989 cassette, Boronto. That goes out to Painted Ship as the rebuttal song to And She Said Yes!
7. Drums Along The Gardiner...Vagabond...from the 1989 OG Records compilation, Mr Garager's Neighbourhood. DATG were a Toronto based 4 piece that did a combination of 60's punk meets 80's punk meets metal and were a real fun band to go see.
8. Cheshyres...Little Girl....demo from 1989, featuring Ken Anderson who later went on to The Optic Nerve and the Ultra 5 and is currently in a folk duo with his wife.
9. Thee Walkin' Jacks...Gabe Song....from their new CD, Drop Dead.
10. Bloodshot Bill....Right Out The Door...from his latest 7" on Transistor 66 Records.
11. Love...Can't Explain...from the Rhino Greatest Hits LP. This is the start of our tribute to Ugly Things zine as the new issue is out and all of the next few bands were either featured on interviewed in it.
12. Hangmen...What A Girl Can't Do...the single version from Signed DC, 1984 Satan Records compilation.
13. Syndicat...Egyptian Thing...from Back From The Grave Volume 7.
14. Craig...I Must Be Mad....from Chocolate Soup For Diabetics Volume 2.
15. Groep 1850...I Know...from a compilation called The V-Lips Greatest Hits....Philips Dutch comp of 60's combos.
16. Wimple Witch...Rumble On Mersey Square South...from Chocolate Soup For Diabetics Volume 2.
17. Electric Eels...So Agitated...from a CD comp of their stuff.
18. Barrence Whitfield and The Savages....Walkin' With Barrence...from their first LP from 1984. And that's the end of the Ugly Things set...the latest is an essential purchase if you dig the kinda music heard on Radio WW.
19. Fleetwood Mac....For Your Love...from the Mystery To Me LP and goes out to Bob Welch, vocalist/guitarist who passed away last week.
20. Counters....Haunted House...from the This Doesn't Mean We're Friends CD.
21. Terror Lake...Chitter Chatter....recent demo from this Toronto 3 piece.
22. Weirdonia...Green Tables....from their Freaks CD...Windsor Ontario 2 piece combo.
23. Living Deadbeats...Evil Hearted Blues...from their about to be released 12".
24. T.H.E.....Grilled Cheese....mystery demo from a London Ontario combo.
25. Dynamite Pussy Club...Primeaval...from their Church Of Yeah CD.
Right around here i tried to play a live Purple Toads cassette...unfortunately, it looks like the cassette deck ate the tape.
26. Marvelous Beauhunks...Fantasy Merry Go Round....from their Do Not Resuscitate CD...
That's it for this week! There were enough screwups for 2 shows! We'll try and top that count next week.
Here's a link to the archived show:
Radio What Wave Playlist June 21/2012
1. The Kinks....I'm Not Like Everybody Else...from the double LP Are Well Respected Men. A theme song for many of us outcasts...something i realized very early in school.
2. Tuerto Loco...Robert Q Public...recorded live on Radio WW 5/12/11...driving down the 401 on 17 wheels....Tuerto Loco will be playing tonite at the St Regis Hotel here in sleepy London Ontario.
3. Nancy Sinatra...Hank And Frank...1989 demo and a personal fave, this song has been in Tuerto Loco's repertoire as Hank is lead vocalist of TL.
4. Pretty Things...Midnight To 6 Man...from the Vintage Years double LP on Sire Records. HUGE THANX to Greg Shaw for doing this back in 1976!! The beginnings of the re-issue, complilation era of records and if it wasn't for Greg Shaw, i woulda given up on music decades ago! Still have our file folder filled with letters from Greg from back in the day...
5. Bad Bad Bad...Don't Push Me...from their self released CD, we had this duo live on Radio WW earlier this year. Halifax 2 piece.
6. Purple Toads...You Gotta Believe Me...from their 2nd LP, Love Songs For the Hard Of Hearing. There's a book being written by Stephen Wright about the Toads....check facebook for a page about this.
7. The Hook-Up....Tantrum Girls Deserve To Die...from the soon to be released CD, Call Up The Devil.
8. The Statues...Holiday Cops...from the LP of the same name. Heard The Statues packed it in at the Ottawa Explosion show last weekend.
9. The Statues...Living In Lines...from the New People Make Us Nervous LP.
10. The Living Deadbeats...Theme Song...from the soon to be release 12"...Living Deadbeats come to London July 7th...see you there!
11. The Evil Eyes...Honey Please...from the Garagepunk Hideout compilation, We Love Trash.
12. Laughing Sky...Take It....from a brand new 7" from this NYC based psychedelic combo that features Dino Sorbello formerly of the Blacklight Chameleons.
13. Drug Free Youth...A Cat...from a brand new CD, The Avacodo Index on Nowhere Street Music from Greece.
14. The Basements...Go Away...from their brand new CD, I'm Dead on Lost In Tyme Records from Greece. Lost In Tyme is also the garage zine from Greece, #6 just came out and it comes with a 29 song CD compilation.
15. Terror Lake....June Bug...from a recent demo from this Toronto trio.
16. The Remains...Don't Tell Me The Truth...from the brand new Lost In Tyme CD compilation mentioned above.
17. The Hollies...Long Cool Woman...from their 1971 LP, Distant Light.
18. The Zellots...Soldiers...from a 1981 demo. London Ontario almost all girl group.
19. White Lung...Atlanta...from their It's The Evil CD...Vancouver almost all girl group.
20. The Vagiants...Turn It Around...from a mini CD of the same name....all girl group from Winnipeg.
21. The Stolen Minks...Boys On The Floor....from their first CD...all girl combo from Halifax.
22. B Girls...B-Side...all girl combo from Toronto, from a 7" on Bomp Records.
23. Shortpants Romance...Heatwave...from a 2008 demo...outta Montreal.
24. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet...Shake Some Evil....live recording at Call The Office, London Ontario 7/17/86.
Thanx for the phone-ins, emails, facebook messages and HEYS!!! Back at you next week with an all Canadian show as Canada Day is July 1st!!
Here's the links to the archived show:
Playlist June 28/2012, All Canadian show for Canada Day.
1. The Subhumans....Oh Canaduh...live at The Cedar Lounge in London Ontario 6/12/81.
2. Mainline...Oh Canada...from their 1971 live LP, Bump'N'Grind Revue.
3. Nihilist Spasm Band...No Canada...from a 1967 flexi disk.
4. NoMeansNo...Oh Canaduh...Subhumans cover on Allied Records.
5. Stompin' Tom....My Stompin' Ground...1972 7". The Stomper is an icon in Canada and unknown elsewhere. He's been playing for many many years and live, he stomps on a piece of plywood as he plays, hence The Stomper moniker.
6. Jerry Jerry and the Sons Of Rhythm Orchestra....Living On Top Of The USA...from the 1985 OG LP, Road Gore: The Band That Drank Too Much. Faves here at WW HQ's, Jerry always had a great take on political issues with his quick wit.
7. Ralph...Maybe Ontario...from the Sophisticated Boom Boom CD from 1997. Ralph is the grandfather of Canpunk and was the well dressed doorman at Toronto's first punk club, The Crash'n'Burn. He presently runs a gallery/store in Montreal where he occasionally showcases live acts.
8. Evil Farm Children...Hangover...from the Evilling CD. Ottawa greasy rock'n'roll trio that cover Max Webster's Hangover, a band that was big in Ontario back in the mid 70's and nowhere else.
9. B-Sides...Underground Radio Star...from the 1981 Vancouver Independence LP and sums up the songs on this radio show.
10. Evil Eyes...Jerry Lee vs The Wolfman...from a soon to be release 7" from this Toronto combo.
11. The Hypnotics...Radio City...from their recently released LP, Static Fuzz Radio. Windsor Ontario based 3 piece that should come up to London to play.
12. The Hypnotics...Run Johnny Run...from their 2010 CD, Soul At Seven.
13. Guess Who....Heart Broken Bopper...from their 1972 LP, Rockin'.
14. Nardwuar....Winnipeg 64...from a 1993 7" EP in which Nardwuar yammers about some of the cool combos to come out of Winnipeg in 1964.
15. The Quid...Crazy Things...from Winnipeg 1965-66 LP on VOXX Records.
16. Guess Who...It's My Pride....probably my fave Guess Who song.
17. Satan And The D-Men...She'll Lie..also from the Winnipeg 1965-66 LP although they were from Kenora Ontario, which is way closer to Winnipeg than Toronto, hence they recorded in Winnipeg.
18. Jim Ashby...Speed City...on Speed City Records and the start of our set of songs about London Ontario.
19. Osterberg....London Eats Its Own...from a 10" they released.
20. Terminal Wallys...The East End...from The New Old School CD and they will be playing friday July 13th at Call The Office, after the memorial for Katz Basic.
21. UIC...Shamrock Bang...from the Our Garage LP and about a hotel in Lucan which is just north of London.
22. Flying Squad....Brian Mulroney....an ode to a former prime minister of Canada, that makes our present prime minister look like a saint.
23. T.H.E. ...Grilled Cheese...from a recent demo and these guys will be opening for the Living Deadbeats when they play at Brennan's here in London on Saturday July 7th.
24. Legend Killers...Gunpowder...from their Better Than Hammerin' 7" from 1989 on What Wave Records.
25. Boy From Nowhere....Teenage Head...from a mid 80's demo.
26. Radio 4...I Don't Wanna Go To New York City...early 80's basement demo and rebuttal to The Demics New York City.
27. The Generics...Oh Well....1983 basement demo and a Demics cover.
28. The Demics... Blueboy...early 80's live recording from Toronto that someone uncovered recently.
29. Thundermug...Africa....a 1972 single that actually made AM radio charts back in the day.
30. Slugfest....Water Road...from the CD, The Port, songs about Port Stanley, just south of London.
31. Pagliaro...Loving You Ain't Easy...from an early 70's LP, just called Pagliaro. Virtually unknown out of his native Quebec, Pag had a few early 70's AM songs playlisted in the early to mid 70's.
32. Pagliaro...What The Hell I Got...from the LP Pagliaro I.
33. catl...Get Outta My Car...from the Soon This Will All Be Gone CD...catl were in town playing at Call The Office the day of this show.
34. catl...Don't Drag Me Away...recorded live at Call The Office, 3/16/12/
35. Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners....Jumps Giggles and Shouts...from It Came From Canada Volume 3 on OG Records.
36. Budokan...The Queen's English...from their brand new CD, Spin A Little Gold. Victoria based combo who obviously are influenced by Cheap Trick.
37. Viletones....Sign Of The Times...from their What It Feels Like To Kill CD.
38. 905's...Rock'n'Roll Product...from a 2008 demo, Brampton Ontario powerpop/rock'n'roll combo that doesn't play out near often enough.
39. 905's....Hamilton Head...recorded live at Call The Office 4/21/97 for a birthday bash. My fave song by this combo!
40. Simply Saucer...Electro Rock...from their Cyborgs Revisited CD. Possibly the coolest combo to come out of Canada!
Thanx for all the phone-ins, emails, facebook messages etc...hope you dug all this Canadian tuneage. Back next week for a regular radio show.
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Radio What Wave Playlist for July 5/2012
1. The Everglades...Rock and Roll Cliche....from the Last Pogo LP that came out in 1979 and is the last stand for punk rock at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto 12/1/78. The documentary film of this event should be coming out shortly. And RockandRoll Cliche sums up Radio WW....a great way to start the noise!
2. The Beatles...Birthday...from the Double White LP and for the Editor of What Wave and my partner in crime, Rena, as it's her birthday on the airing of this week's episode. And when the boss makes 'requests', you gotta play them!
3. Washington Squares...Walls (Polish Union Song) from their self titled debut LP from 1987. We first saw the Squares here in London at the long gone Kiplings, 4/24/88 as it says on the ticket stub. This was our first of many meetings with Lauren Agnelli who played guitar and sang for the Squares. We interviewed the band that night, and the interview appeared in WW zine...
4. Dave Rave...Anne Marie...from the Live With What You Know CD. Great power pop from this former Shaker and Teenage Head member. We also interviewed Dave Rave (he was in Teenage Head at the time) and his interview appeared in the same issue as Lauren Agnelli as mentioned above...neither knew each other at the time. They later hooked up (in more ways than one) in The Dave Rave Conspiracy and later just Agnelli and Rave and continue to play together whenever they get together. And the first time we saw The Dave Rave Conspiracy they blamed us for somehow getting them together...hahaha. And former Television drummer, Billy Ficca was in The Squares and Dave Rave Conspiracy.
5. Big John Bates...Wide Open Blues...from the brand new Garagepunk Hideout download, Supercharged Sounds.
6. Laughing Sky...Come On...from the recently released Divine CD by this NYC based combo.
7. Terror Lake...Transmission...from a very recent demo from this Toronto 3 piece.
8. Drug Free Youth...Ms. Abigail...from the brand new CD The Avocado Index...Greek based psych combo that the nice folks at Lost In Tyme hooked us up with.
9. The Basements...Wrong...from the I'm Dead CD on Lost In Tyme Records outta Greece.
10. Paul Messis...I've Been Through It Before...from the brand new compilation CD that comes with Lost In Tyme #6.
11. The Fiends...Writing On The Wall...from the Gravedigger CD from 1998 on Dionysus Records. Vancouver based garagepunkers that at one time had Pete Fiend on the bass, and Pete is in the next band in this list.
12. Living Deadbeats...Evil Hearted Blues...from the brand new record. This saturday night at Brennan's is the London debut of this Vancouver combo. Also on the bill are Gatgas and T.H.E.
13. Living Deadbeats...Time...from the second Garagepunk Hideout CD, Songs The Hideout Taught Us. This song was also a song of the week at Dirty Water Records in the UK.
14. Living Deadbeats...Lost...from the above mentioned brand new record.
15. T.H.E.....Chronic Masterbator...from their recent demo. Catch them live on Saturday night at Brennans.
16. Sheep Look Up....Jumper...from their only cassette release, early 80's, London based.
17. Hand Of Glory...Bloody Red Sun...from their 2nd LP, Far From Kith And Kin from 1989. Austin based combo with former members of Leroi Brothers, Poison 13, Doctors Mob, Joe King Carrasco and others. A high pedigree band that coulda and shoulda made it big!! On Skyclad Records.
18. The Finks...Can't Say No...from a 7" from 1987. London Ontario based combo that features Peter Gripp who is presently on bass in the Living Deadbeats.
19. Durango 95...Sandra Sez...from their Lose Control LP from the early 80's. These guys morphed into The Purple Toads (both combos recorded on Star Records and were based in Oshawa Ontario) and there is presently a book being written about the Toads.
20. Hypnotics...Here She Comes Now...from their Static Fuzz Radio LP...Windsor Ontario based garagepunk combo!
21. The Ramones...Sheena Is A Punk Rocker...from the Rocket To Russia LP 1977. There's a Ramonsemania show happening at Call The Office on Friday Aug 3rd where local bands get up and play a side of a Ramones LP, including....
22. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants...Eyes...from their latest split 7".
23. Budokan...You Don't Stop Lovin' The Band....from their new CD, Spin A Little Gold. Victoria BC combo who obviously dig Cheap Trick and 70's power pop.
24. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet...The Allouette, She Was Canada's First Satellite, Way Before The Americans Even on Estrus Records. The Shadowy Men have a reunion show in Toronto in a week or so...
25. Dynamite Pussy Club...Testify...from their recent Church Of Yeah! CD....
Outta time, definitely not out of tunes. Thanx for the call-ins, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!! Back next week with more action.
See ya all saturday night at Brennan's for Living Deadbeats, T.H.E. and Gatagas.
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Radio What Wave Playlist for July 12/2012
1. Cub...Here Comes The Summer....from the Undertones tribute LP, oddly named, Here Comes The Summer on Munster Records 1995.
2. Shangri-Las....Great Big Kiss....1964 girl group fun.
3. Photoroman... Pourquoi...Montreal combo single from earlier this year.
4. Persian Claws...Mysterious Mystery...from a demo they sent us, north eastern US combo who sometimes make it up to Montreal
5. Alcohollys...Girls Night...from their CD, entitled EP. Local combo who are playing tonight at Call The Office.
7. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants...Eyes...from their latest 7".
8. The Diodes...City Of The Dead...from the Action/Reaction CD on Bongobeat Records.
9. Weirdonia...1960's Antique Clock...from their Freaks CD. Windsor Ontario based 2 piece.
11. Astronuts...In Orbit...from the cassette Let's Splash Down With The Astronuts. Released in 1993, The Astronuts were from Montreal and might contain former Gruesomes, Ray Condo's Goners and a Cryptic, but then again, maybe not.
12. Wilko Johnson...Casting My Spell...from a 1981 single on Nighthawk Records. Wilko says that there is a documentary out on him. If anyone can post a link to it, that would be great. For those that don't know, Wilko Johnson was the original guitarist for UK pub rockers, Dr. Feelgood.
13. A Bones...Drive In...from Smiles, Vibes and Harmony, A Tribute To Brian Wilson LP from 1990. This is on De Milo Records outta NYC and contains a ton of cool Beach Boy covers, including this next song....
14. Billy Childish and Thee Headcoats....409
15. Oily Birds...Love Me Till The Sun Shines...from a Radio WW broadcast from 4/29/10.
16. Tenement 13...The Garden...demo from 7/22/83. Tenement 13 were really The Hippies (early 80's London combo) with a slightly different name.
17. Budokan...The Right On Girl...from the Spin A Little Gold CD. Victoria BC based power poppers.
18. Gerry Smith...Our Days Go By...aka Will The Circle...from a CD released in 2007. Gerry was in original Toronto punkers Tyranna and later, Naugahyde Five. This is his story of growing up and absorbing the rock'n'roll essence at a young age.
19. Howlin' Wolf...Evil....1954 recording and the start of our blues set as there is a blues fest going on in London this weekend. All of these blues acts have a few things in common; they are all dead, none of them will be at this weekend's blues fest, all of them are fucking cool and all of them will rock harder than any act at the blues fest.
20. King Biscuit Boy... Georgia Slop..from the Mouth Of Steel LP from 1984. Hamilton Ontario harp player that was highly regarded in the blues community.
21. Hound Dog Taylor...Give Me Back My Wig...form his self titled 1971 LP on Alligator. The Cramps borrowed some of their early sounds from Hound Dog and The Houserockers as these Chicago-ites patented the 2 guitars, drums and no bass sound!
22. Fred McDowell and Johnny Woods...Shake 'Em On Down...from the 1969 compilation LP, Memphis Swamp Jam. Double LP on Blue Thumb Records that was recorded at Ardent Studios, where Big Star recorded.
23. Jason And The Scorchers...Absolutely Sweet Marie...from the double live CD Midnight Roads and Stages Seen. This goes out to Perry Bagges who passed away earlier the day this show aired. Next week we'll play some more Jason and The Scorchers.
24. Dark Rags...Sun Shines...from the latest Lost In Tyme Compilation, #6.
25. The Living Deadbeats...Hey Girl...from their self titled debut 12". We finally got to see this band live, and they live up to the hype and rock out as expected! They'll be back in London on Monday July 23rd with 44i, T.H.E. and The Alcohollys at Call The Office.
27. Fill Spectre...Commando....from the Scare Your Friends CD. This could be one of The Pow Wows doing solo stuff in his bedroom.
28. The Hook Up...65 Has No Blues...from the Call Up The Devil CD...had to cut this one short as we ran outta time...
Back again next week with more noise and 3 chord thunder...thanx for all the phone-ins, requests, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!!
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Radio What Wave Playlist July 19/2012
A 2.5 hour marathon show, as Ryan In The Red couldn't make it in for his show right after Radio WW....
1. Andy Shernoff....Are You Ready To Rapture?...A song that Adny sent us for last years rapture, which obviously didn't happen despite the hype!
2. Kinks...You Really Got Me....this is the start of our tribute to Jon Lord who passed away the other day. And yes, that's him playing the keyboards on this Kinks anthem!
3. Art Woods...What Shall I Do...from a compilation LP called My Generation on EMI that collected some psych/mod sounds from the mid 60's. This particular track is from 1967, prior Jon Lord forming...
4. Deep Purple...Space Truckin'...from the Machine Head Anniversary 2 CD collection. And this is a slightly different version of this song than what appeared on Machine Head, an LP i played WAY too many times as a young'un! And that wraps up our trib to Jon Lord, the master of the Hammond organ.
5. Magic Christian....Teenage Head...Schizophrenic 7" i picked up at Hits'n'Misses last weekend. Recorded on a really fucking cold day in January 2009 in Hamilton Ontario, prior to a red hot gig that night. At this point, Magic Christian was comprised of Cyril Jordan, Paul Kopf, Eddie Munoz and Clem Burke. For this recording, they were supplemented by Gord Lewis, Dave Rave and Michael Fonfara to make a Super group! There's also a video somewhere out there that shows them actually recording in the studio!
6. The Reply...Midnight Train....from a demo. Toronto mod/soul combo that put on killer live shows!
7. The Hook Up...List Of Diagrams...from their Call Up The Devil CD.
8. Tuerto Loco...Nancy Sinatra...from a live to air on Radio What Wave 5/12/11. And since this show aired, i've been informed that Tuerto Loco is playing this saturday night at the St Regis Hotel in sleepy London Ontario.
9. Evil Eyes...Good As Gold...from their brand new 4 song 7" on BamaLama Records. And Evil Eyes are playing this sunday with our pals The noble Savages at the Casbah in Hamilton Ontario.
10. Evil Eyes...Psycho Daisies...as above.
11. The Leather Uppers...One Eyed Gal...recorded live at The Brunswick Hotel 10/11/91. This was their very first show outside Toronto, and was supposed to be a 2 night stint. But, The Leather Uppers weren't appreciated by the management/drunks at the Brunswick and were asked to leave after only 1 night. Possibly the only band to have this unique honour! And the reason i played The Leather Uppers, is that Classy Craig who was half of the Leather Uppers, is the drummer in the Evil Eyes.
12. Weirdies...Party Over Here...from their In 3D CD from 2008. Killer trio from Toronto.
13. The Zellots...Object...recorded live at The Kent Hotel in Kitchener back in 1980 and it was broadcast over CHRW. I taped it off the radio back then, and you get to reap the benefits 32 years later! The Zellots are re-uniting for our Underground Graphics Show on Oct 26/12. Simon Less was the DJ who did the live recording and played it over the airwaves. Simon is now known as Peter Moore, producer, archivist, masterer, etc...
14. Tyranna...Toronna Boys...late 70's recordings by this Toronto combo and recently released on Rave Up Records outta Italy. This is a Vibrators cover, with a slightly modified title...ie London Girls.
15. The Screwed...Baby Baby...from their CD 1977. Toronto first wave veterans form a band for fun and cover some of their fave tunes from 1977...and it just happens to be a Vibrators cover!
16. Ross Daily...Pump It Up...from a 1995 split 7" with Sockeye. Ross Daily are re-uniting on Friday July 27th at Call The Office with Johnny Terrien and Dan Vapid and The Cheats.
17. Ross Daily... Radio Sucks...from a 7" from 1996 and an apt description of this radio show!
18. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants...Eyes...from their latest 7", and as mentioned above, they will be on the July 27th show at Call The Office.
19. Jason And The Scorchers...Hot Nights In Georgia...from their 1983 LP, Fervor and goes out to drummer Perry Baggs who passed away last week.
20. Jason And The Scorchers...White Lies...from their 1985 LP, Lost And Found.
21. Jason And The Scorchers...Shot Gun Blues...from their 1986 LP, Still Standing.
22. Dex Romweber Duo...Jungle Drums...from their latest LP, Is That You In The Blue? on Bloodshot Records.
23. Suckerpunch...Witch Doctor...from a split 7" with Armed & Hammered from 1993. Saw this Toronto trio several times at Call The Office here in sleepy London Ontario, and they always put on a great show!! Audio tapes of these shows survive and you might hear them on this show some day.
24. Mojomatics...Cut It Off....from the latest Garagepunk Hideout CD, Supercharged Sounds. Italian duo that must be adding many more musicians in the studio.
25. The Basements...Travel Every Night...from their brand new CD, I'm Dead on Lost In Tyme Records outta Greece.
26. T.H.E....Grilled Cheese...demo from these Londoners who will be playing on monday July 23rd, opening for The Living Deadbeats at Call The Office.
27. Living Deadbeats...Theme Song...from their brand new, vinyl only release that you can pick up at Monday nights show.
28. Living Deadbeats...Time...from the second Garage Punk Hideout compilation CD, Songs The Hideout Taught Us from 5/11.
29. The Crickets...I Fought The Law...original version of the Bobby Fuller 4 hit single. Bobby was killed 46 years ago this past wednesday, so it's time for a BF4 Tribute!!
30. Bobby Fuller 4...Baby My Heart...from the Bobby Fuller Tapes Volume 1 Lp on Voxx Records. Dig the fuzz on the guitar, and this is from 1964!
31. Bobby Fuller 4...Let Her Dance...from The Best Of...on Rhino Records.
32. Bobby Fuller 4...1000 Pound Bee...from the Bobby Fuller Instrumental Album, obviously all instros. You can get tons of Bobby Fuller Four releases on Norton Records.
33. Budokan...Gone Back Home...from the brand new Spin A Little Gold CD and the start of our pop set.
34. The DB's...Neverland...from the 1986 Amplifier LP, which looks like a compilation of earlier tracks. Played this as somewhere on the web, i found a current version of The Db's playing this song and it got stuck in my noggin'.
35. The Master Plan...Find Something Beautiful...from their 2004 CD, Colussus Of Destiny. This features Andy Shernoff (he opened tonight's show) and a coupla Fleshtones; Bill and Keith along with former Fleshtone producer Paul Johnson. Super group indeed!
36. The Bloody 5....New York City....updated version of The Demics classic tune.
37. Blue Demons...Beatnik Bandit...from a brand new 7" on Boppa Do Down Records outta Toronto. 3 piece mask wearing combo who are a lot of fun live.
38. Chelsea Beat...Tiger...from a brand new LP on Killer Diller Records outta New Jersey, but the band is from Quebec.
39. Bad Bad Bad...Fucked Up....from their recent CD. 2 piece outta Halifax who came on Radio WW back in the winter.
40. 3 For 10's....Mr. Fantastic....from a Rainbow Quartz sampler CD. Philly based, these guys came to London about 10 or maybe more years ago and were absolutely devastating live!! Like Syd's Pink Floyd, only heavier and louder.
41. Laughing Sky...Take It...from their brand new 7" and they are from NYC.
42. Terror Lake...Chief Of Staff....from a very recent demo...3 piece outta Toronto.
Monday July 23rd it's The Living Deadbeats, Alcohollys, 44i and T.H.E. at Call The Office...9:30 the first band goes on. See ya there!
Back again next week with more noise and 3 chord thunder...thanx for all the phone-ins, requests, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!!
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Radio What Wave Playlist....July 29/2012
This show was kinda messed up as we had transmission problems at CHRW....not me on the board fucking up, but something wrong with the signal being fed to the transmitter. I stayed after the show with the Station Manager and we were able to get it somewhat fixed...helps being an electronics tech from way back....hahaha...
1. Tommyknockers....We Want The Airwaves....from a double LP called Gabba Gabba Hey on XXX Records from 1991. This is our pal Rich Coffee's combo making a great opening...also there's a Ramones tribute happening at Call The Office on Friday Aug 3rd. Tommyknockers will not be there as Rich has hung up his rock'n'roll shoes after way too many years in the trenches.
2. The Regulators...What's In The City...from their only 7" and for Jeff Morritt who passed away last week.
3. The Stance...Impossible Baby...from the Shall Inherit The Earth CD and the start of our East coast set....Stance were from Halifax and played London a coupla times a few years back.
4. The Shats...My Swingin' Girlfriend...from a 7" comp called East Infection on Foul And Fair Records.
5. Walkin' Jacks...She Tells Me...from their Drop Dead CD. Buncha characters from various places on the east coast that get together to record some real cool tunes.
6. Deadly Hearts...The Wobble...from their self titled and only CD as drummer Myles Deck has moved to Toronto.
7. Methadones...Heart Of The City...from their 20th Century Power Pop Riot CD. Dan Vapid and The Cheats are here in London tonite and that is 3 of the 4 members of the Methadones. It's a Speed City Records 15th Birthday Party...coolest record shop in London Ontario.
8. Methadones...I'm About To Crack...from the Career Objective CD.
9. Methadones...Bored Of Television...from their Not Economically Viable CD.
10. Kirk Special....77's....from his CD, The Fewer The Facts The Stronger The Opinion...from Adelaide Australia and he was in town 2 years ago....great one man band!
11. Regulators...That's Right, Nothing's Left...flip of the above single and is appropriate as only 2 of The Regulators are still with us. One of the early London Ontario punk combos.
12. Dennis Most...I Love My Car...from the Instigate Me CD that just came into our clutches. Dennis' claim to fame, is his KBD anthem Excuse My Spunk.
13. Stupidity...Move...from the CD of the same name. They are from Sweden and were in the US for several weeks this summer.
14. Pow Wows....Number 13...from their brand new Get Hip single. From Toronto.
15. Fill Spectre...Homesick Party Girl...from the Scare Your Friends CD and is a one man project of one of the Pow Wows...
16. Tyranna....Johnny...from their recent LP on Rave Up Records...Toronto punks from the late 70's who finally get a real record out!
17. Light Bulb Alley...Pepper Spray...from the Garagepunk Hideout CD called We Love Trash.
18. Ross Daily...Radio Sucks....recorded live at Call The Office 4/9/96 when they opened for The New Bomb Turks. Local combo who are re-uniting for one show only tonite.
19. Ross Daily...I Don't Want You Around....from a 7" they released in 1995.
20. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants...El Camino Warrior...from a 7" on Speed City Records.
21. Beat Happening...Revolution??...not sure of the song title, but recorded live at Call The Office 3/18/91 when they opened for Shadowy Men...Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening was doing a solo show in town on the eve of this show.
22. Dynamite Pussy Club...Testify...from the Church Of Yeah CD.
23.Ben Vaughn and Kim Fowley...Chasing The Dragon from their CD, Kings Of Saturday Night from 1995. Fowley yammers as only he can and Ben masters the telecaster!
24. Blue Demons...Cougar Country....from their recent Boppa Do Down 7".
25. Living Deadbeats...Time...recorded live at Call The Office 7/23/12. Great live show on a really hot monday night...glad i booked the next day as a vacation after that one!
26. Living Deadbeats...Control Freak....from their brand new 12" .
27. The Mongrelettes...Boy Is Gone...from the latest Lost In Tyme Fanzine CD...#6, which just came out.
28. catl...Get Outta My Car...from their recent Soon This Will All Be Gone CD...
Thanx for all the phone-ins to tell me the signal was messed up!! Much appreciated as you guys are on top of things!!
Back again next week with more noise...
Here's the archived show:
Radio What Wave Playlist Aug 2/2012
1. The Ramones...Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio? from their 1980 LP End Of The Century and the first record in which The Ramones deviated from the formula and expanded their sound. There's a bunch of bands playing Ramones covers tonite at Call The Office here in London Ontario so we had to open with this one.
2. The Speaking Tongues...What's Your Story...from their first CD, Wild Sound from 2008. Speaking Tongues have given their notice, last show is later this month in Toronto. We brought them here many a time and they always delivered.
3. Speaking Tongues...Karma Blues...from their Third Floor Sessions Recordings done at Ryerson University in Toronto in 2010.
4. Speaking Tongues...Can't Take It...from their self released LP from 2011.
5. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet...Theme From TV...from a 7" from 1986 as the Shads were doing a show at The Cameron in Toronto as a benefit for some of the places that helped Reid out prior to his passing in 2001. Reid Diamond was the bass player and a really nice guy!Reid is on the left, taken at Call The Office...probably the first time they played London Ontario.
6. Thee Vicars...Every Day...from a 7" on Dirty Water and for Chris Langeland who passed away last week. Chris was the guitarist for Thee Vicars.
7. Thee Vicars...You Live...from a 7" on Dirty Water Records.
8. Thee Vicars...Don't Wanna Be Free...from a 7" on Dirty Water Records.
9. Thee Vicars...Gonna See Me Again...from a 7" on Dirty Water Records.
10. Magic Christian...Teenage Head...from a 7" on Schizophrenic Records. Recorded in 2009 with Cyril Jordan, Clem Burke, Eddie Munoz, Paul Kopf, Gordie Lewis, Dave Rave and Micheal Fonfara in Hamilton Ontario.
Magic Christian, Hamilton Ontario 1/20/09
11. Dennis Most...There Is A Mall....from the recent Instigate Me CD.
12. The Basements...Stray Mood...from the I'm Dead CD on Lost In Tyme Records from Greece.
13. Evil Eyes...Honey Please....from their brand new 7" EP on Bamalama Records outta Toronto.
14. The Stoves...Can't Slow Down...recorded live at The Cedar Lounge May 1979 and thanx to Dana Stone for providing this! The Stoves were one of the early London Ontario punk combos.
15. Johnny Terrien and The Bad Lieutenants...Eyes...from their latest 7" split with The Ponches.
16. Johnny Terrien and The Bad Lieutenants...Please Don't Touch...recorded live at Call The Office, London Ontario 7/27/12.
17. Johnny Kidd and The Pirates...Growl...from a Greatest Hits LP and the flip side of Please Don't Touch from 1958.
18. Ross Daily...Calling Portugal...recorded live at Call The Office 7/27/12 for Speed City Records 15th Birthday Bash. Support your local record stores while you still can!!
19. Dan Vapid and The Cheats...What Do You Wanna Do Tonite...from their self titled debut LP. These guys closed the show last friday after Ross Daily (first show in 14 years), Johnny Terrien and one other band.
20. Budokan...Bastards Of Feel...from their Spin A Little Gold CD.
21. The Living Deadbeats...Apathy...from their LP that came out recently.
22. The Living Deadbeats...Evil Hearted Blues....recorded live at Call The Office 7/23/12
23. The Cunts....A Date With Disaster...1982 7" that made me an instant fan of this band. Couldn't say their name on the radio for obvious reasons.
24. The Cunts...Blow Your Mind...from A Decade Of Fun 1978-1988 LP. Ross Daily dedicated this song to me the other night as they know i'm a HUGE fan of this band as is lead singer Mike Todd.
25. The Cunts...My Baby Is An Atomic Bomb...from the Look Out! LP from 1991.
26. The Cunts...I Don't Want Food, I Don't Want Sex I Want You...from The Rites Of Spring LP from 1984. As The Cunts say, 'Remember, have fun always!' 4 tunes by The Cunts, you probably won't hear these guys anywhere else as their name scares most off. We did an interview with the band for What Wave zine many years ago, probably the only print interview with the band.
27. The Hook Up...65 Has No Blues...from the Call Up The Devil CD...cut this one short as the clock was quickly running out and Ryan In The Red had his big announcement to make.
28. The Droogs...Change Is Gonna Come....1984 7" that goes out to Ryan....
Another wrap, hope you enjoyed the show. Thanx for all the call-ins, emails, facebook shouts and HEYS!! Back next week with more noise to annoy!
CHRW has a new website, and on the podcasts, you can now listen to several weeks worth of shows. Try it out and let me know how you like it or don't.