Sunday, April 19, 2015

~(Who Knows) What Evil Lurks?~

Transmission 3215

In the (simple)minds of men and women alike, an animal instinct lies dormant, until something - someone flips the switch and the ultimate sin is committed. Sometimes premeditated and others snap in a murderous rage. RFW takes a peek within courtesy of Simple Minds, Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler, The Band, Motorpsycho, System Of A Down, Lou Reed, Willie "Loco" Alexander & The Boom Boom Band, Was (Not Was), Siouxsie & The Banshees, Bauhaus, Golden Earring, Van der Graff Generator and Alice Cooper!

T3215 is a 156mb 320k mp3 1:08:24 made loud to be played louder!

"someone shot nostalgia in the back"


*"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" was the introduction of The Shadow radio program spoken by actor Frank Readick Jr. accompanied by Camille Saint-Saëns' Le Rouet d'Omphale ("Omphale's Spinning Wheel", composed in 1872). At the end of each episode The Shadow reminded listeners that, "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay... The Shadow knows!"

**The Killer Inside Me is a 1952 novel by American writer Jim Thompson
 published by Fawcett Publications. 
Still a great read!

A taming of the shrew?
(hats off to Willie!)

Friday, April 17, 2015

~You Can Kimono My House~

Transmission 3115

Time to get outta your pagoda and get down with the Japanese underground sounds of Boris, Audio Sports, Player Piano, Emergency!, Cornelius & Ryuichi Sakamoto paying tribute to Haruomi Hosono (and Yukihiro Takahashi/Sketch Show), Yellow Magic Orchestra, Yura Yura Teikoku and a surprise journey to Curtis' Far East Corner for Chemistry!

T3115 is a 1:21:15 185mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

"Turn, Turn"


We featured Yellow Magic Orchestra live from Gijon in 2008 performing "Riot In Lagos". 

Search for the original on Sakamoto's excellent 1980 classic lp B-2 Unit!

Here's another taste of that historic YMO reunion:

Tunes to match borrowed titles - Spedding and Sparks!

Friday, April 10, 2015

~There Is No Plan~

Transmission 3015

A collection of three disassociated sets that compliment and improve each other by happenstance and fate. Connect the dots supplied by The Pretenders, Devo, The Waitresses, Pere Ubu, Paul Simon, Alejandro Escovedo, Imagine Dragons, Marilyn Manson, Ian Gillan Band, Black Sabbath and The Dream featuring Terje Rypdal!

T3015 is a 1:02:01 141mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

"wait for the ricochet"


*I agree that anything less than Ozzy with Black Sabbath is "less than" ...but in 1983, Ian Gillan fronted the band in support of the "Born Again" lp. What a show!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

~Winter Refuses To Die~

Transmission 2915

The new season is in dire need of little help, so we Spring into action with warm wishes from friends including Elvis Presley, The Paley Brothers, Mission Of Burma, Birdlegs & Pauline, Donovan, Olivia Tremor Control, Imani Coppola, Igor Stravinsky performed by The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez and Sonny Boy Williamson!

T2915 is a 1:01:11 617mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

"Spring Fever, my heart's beating fast"


Happy Easter?

Saturday, April 04, 2015

~Master Builder~

Transmission 2815

Not your Chuck Barris type Gong show, celebrate the amazing spell cast by the late Daevid Allen with a touch of Acid Mothers Gong for maximum effect! The All-Star Dead Band now has a new Head Pot-Head Pixie on glissando guitar!

T2815 is a 1:07:28 154mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 



Chucky baby!

Friday, April 03, 2015

~Holy RFW~

Transmission 2715

More wars have been waged and people killed in the name of god(s) and religion than for any other reason in our history. How naive it is to think that any one club has a back-stage pass to eternal bliss in the after-world. Although an appropriate RFW theme since this is an important weekend for Christians and Jews alike, my selection of  musical reflections are less an indictment of any particular flavor, than an all encompassing statement of the obvious. Andy Partridge asked this imposing entity an eternal question,"Did you make mankind after we created you"? John Lennon declared, "I just believe in me". I say, believe in , love and follow who or what you wish, just don't expect me to make a lemming-like leap of faith behind you. 

Please turn to page 2715 in your hymn-book and sing-along with R.E.M., Mach Five, Trifle, The Pretty Things, Bomb The Bass, Ten Years After, Spiritualized, Gregory Issacs, Blind Willie McTell, Edward Clayborn, Edna Gallman Cooke, Bo Carter & The Mississippi Sheiks, Stepes, The Proletariat, Julian Cope and a very sacrilegious coda from Cartman of Faith +1!


T2715 is a 1:09:52 mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

"Religion Is The Opium Of The Masses"


Friday, March 13, 2015

~I've Got News For You~

Transmission 2615

There is definitely more good than bad in the world, but the media machine knows that bad news stories outsell the good! So the bad news story gets prime position, while good news story gets buried. The bad news is that we usually miss out on much of the good news. The good news is that we can groove to both varieties supplied by The Oimels, Ocean Colour Scene, Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Fleetwood Mac, The Jam, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, The Wildhearts, Tony Joe White, Little Richard, Muddy Waters, Kim Fowley, Cat Mother & The All-Night Newsboys, The Fuzztones and Family.

T2615 is a 1:04:52 148mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

"your story don't ring true"


*As happens quite often, RFW Transmissions are sometimes eerily prophetic of events soon to occur. This "news" show was recorded on 3/13 but was not posted until now because of the extended technical difficulties. Since then, we lost a true broadcast talent. Danny Schechter was the News Dissector at WBCN, Boston during the turbulent years that included Vietnam, Nixon and the Cold War. The proto-type for John Stewart's Daily Show, and all like-minded heralds of opinionated truth and unvarnished indictments of oppression that have followed, he was also a dedicated member of our radio family and the community at large. His accomplishments beyond his humble beginnings are many and impressive, but he is remembered by me as a one of our own! 

The FBI came to WBCN one morning looking for our newsman, Danny Schechter. 
This is Danny's 14-year old assistant at the time, Bill Lichtenstein's remembrance of that day:
"Apparently they were seeking a copy of a communique that was left in a phone booth by the Weather Underground after their bombing of the Pentagon. FBI agents showed up asking for it, only to learn from Danny that the communique had been "lost" in the piles of paper, newspaper clipping, wire copy, and sandwich wrappers from Patios downstairs in his office. The FBI agent gave Danny his card and asked that he call the bureau if the communique turned up. As he was leaving, the FBI agent reminded Danny to call if the communique turned up, and confirmed that Danny had his business card. Danny looked though the piles of papers on his desk and told the agent that the card had gotten lost, as well."

Sunday, March 08, 2015


Transmission 2515

A musical sacrifice of the morning to appease the evening, we spring ahead with Jeff Mills & The Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra, Keith, Harry Nilsson, Ian Hunter, Crosby/Stills & Nash, The Kinks, Free, Dillinger, King Tubby, Dub Pistols, Joe Bonamassa, Ron Sexsmith, Cold Play, To Rococo Rot & I-Sound and Antony & The Johnsons!

T2515 is a 59:10 135mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

"you're gonna give me more time to have fun with my baby"


Saturday, March 07, 2015

~A Personal Journey~

Transmission 2415
Part 2

"Billions upon billions of stars" - explore VangelisChris Bell, Lucian Dubois Trio & Marc Ribot, Comets On Fire and Sun Ra & June Tyson!

T2515 Part 2 is a 1:10:49 mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder!

"I Am The Cosmos"


*Despite being known for, and frequently quoted with, his famous phrase "billions and billions...", Carl Sagan never actually said it during the entire single-season run of Cosmos (1980). The actual phrase is "billions UPON billions," and the complete quote which includes this often-misquoted phrase is "A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars - billions upon billions of stars." (IMDb)

~Highly Illogical~

Transmission 2415
Part 1

The Vulcan Death Grip has claimed another victim, one best known as a half-alien space-trucker by way of Boston, Massachusetts. Although Leonard Nimoy has appeared in over 50 films, played characters and himself in as many TV shows and is an established stage and voice actor, poet, photographer, writer and director - today we remember his least-applauded roll, Mr. Spock the Rock Star. The All-Star Dead Band has a new Science Officer - LLAP!

Adding to the celebration are Spizzenergi, William Shatner, David Bedford, Julian Cope and The Vulcans!

T2415 Part 1 is a 1:07:25 154mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

"from far beyond the galaxies, I've journeyed to this place"


*Nimoy & Shatner's first appearance together was in 1964's "Man From U.N.C.L.E." episode "The Project Strigas Affair." Shatner played a pest control business owner recruited to convince Communist spies (of which Nimoy is one) that he has the secret to a nerve gas formula. Also in the clip: Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, Peggy Ann Garner, Narda Onyx and Werner Klemperer (who you might remember as Colonel Klink on Hogans Heroes)!

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