Saturday, March 31, 2007

HAL29 - GIVE THE SINGER SOME

Today's double sized episode of RFW is all about the chords - vocal chords! We tip the hat to a collection of crooners including Tim Buckley, Daryl Hall, Robert Plant, David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel, Steve Winwood, Mike Harrison, Ian Gillan, Urzula Dudziak, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Roger Daltry, Pete Townshend, Iggy Pop, Grace Slick, Rod Stewart, Steve Marriott and Jim Morrison who pleads today's sub-title to a rather vocal audience after screaming at them to SHUT-UP!

HAL29 is a 2 part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 56.5MB and 1:01:45 in length.

Part 2 is 59.4MB and 1:04:56 in length.

"The music is your only friend, until the end"

RFW

Friday, March 30, 2007

Transmission 6507

It ain't nothing but a party y'all! I start with Stevie Wonder and never look back in this funky episode of RFW. We get a free Lap Dance with NERD, join Bootsy, Bernie, Buckethead and Brain for a Praxis touch of Animal Behavior and explore music of the guitarists from Ronald Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society which include Jef Lee Johnson, Dave Fiuczynski and Vernon Reid. Marvin Gaye wants to holler and throw up both his hands, Curtis Mayfield comes Back To The World and War boogies to the end with Baby Brother. I'm gonna funk you up!

T6507 is a 57MB 128k mp3 1:02:16 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Chicken of the sea bone"

RFW

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Transmission 6407

Like a moth to the flame, I was drawn into The Wohlman Archives with a pyro's urge to burn! The result is an hour of red hot tunes about our friend and foe - Fire. Inside you'll find music from We The People, The Specials, Link Wray, The Pop Group, Mr. Bungle, Wicked Minds, Tony Levin, The Magic Numbers, The Band, Sean Lennon and Mono.

T6407 is a 63.1MB 128k mp3 1:08:56 in length made loud to be played loud!

"but you know that we shall meet again, if your memory serves you well"

RFW

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Transmission 6307

Mother, did it have to be so Pink? Despite the later years of acrimony, law suits, insults and generally unfriendly behaviour, the five Floyds are and will forever be connected to each other at the hip! Today you get the yin and yang of the band. The first half of the show is dedicated to the 1969-1970 pioneers of space and sound. The remaining time is spent revisiting the historic 2005 reunion at Live 8!

T6307 is a 57.6MB 128k mp3 1:02:59 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Your lips move, but I can't hear what your saying"

RFW

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Transmission 6207

Aram Khatchaturian, Armenian composer, conductor and teacher was born in Tbilisi in 1903 and died in Moscow in 1978. Among his many compositions, one of my favorites is Sabre Dance which is featured here, performed by a young Dave Edmunds and Love Sculpture. Dave also joins with his band mates in Rockpile and gives us a Stiff single! The groovy opening is courtesy of Vampire's Sound Incorporation, Xhol (Caravan), Trans Am, The Beatles and an oddly familiar The Dukes Of Stratosphere.

T6207 is a 55.6MB 128k mp3 1:00:46 in length made loud to be played loud!

"If your listening late at night, you may think the band are not quite right, but they are, they just play it like that"

RFW

Monday, March 26, 2007

Transmission 6107

I am a fan of many musicians and a devotee of a select few. But when it comes to Brian, I kneel at the alter! His music is timeless, magic and addictiv. His talent is of such magnitude that he truly deserves the term genius! Here John Cale, Sketch Show, Danny Gatton and Roy Wood all pay tribute and we hear Mr. Wilson himself with the achingly beautiful Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) from Pet Sounds! From The Wohlman Concert Archives you get live Rolling Stones from the 1972 Tour of the US and Robin Trower in Stockholm circa 1975. In the middle you'll find Chicken Bones, Ernest Ranglin, Lee "Scratch" Perry, David Bowie and Barrington Levi. Haayo!

T6107 is a 60.3MB 128k mp3 1:05:57 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Don't talk and listen to my heart beat - listen, listen, listen"

RFW

Saturday, March 24, 2007

HAL28 - AN AXE TO GRIND

Guitar players with their bands and on their own is the theme for today's marathon session that features the six-string skills of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez/The Mars Volta, Alvin Lee/Ten Years After, Eddie Hazel/Funkadelic, Robert Fripp/King Crimson, Ron Wood/(Small) Faces, Rory Gallagher/Taste and David Torn/Polytown.

HAL28 is a 2 Part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 55.7MB and 1:00:55 in length.

Part 2 is 66.5MB and 1:12:40 in length.

"Stick us in your ear and dig us, one time, one time, one time, one time and see, we're just for you"

RFW

Friday, March 23, 2007

Transmission 6007

You are cordially invited to a Dog Party with Scott Henderson in this all-live episode of RFW. The Waterboys, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Material and Primal Scream are also caught in great concert moments as is Slade, who ends the show with a ripping version of Born To Be Wild. Arf Arf!

T6007 is a 56MB 128k mp3 1:01:13 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I like smoke and lightning, heavy metal thunder"

RFW

The featured painting is Dog Party by Karen Humphrey.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Transmission 5907

No, we are not going to do a show about sinusitis. Today's infectious episode of RFW is a product of bad congestion, dizzying medicine and a determination to rock despite the discomfort. What you get is not the cure for the common-cold, but it did temporarily take my mind of the problem. Grab a box of tissues and get ready for Alice Cooper, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Mott The Hoople, Free, Bad Company, Curtis Mayfield, Gill Scott Heron, Tonio K, The Kinks, Lou Reed and Garland Jeffreys.

T5907 is a 62MB 28k mp3 1:07:44 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Money can't rhyme and money can't walk, but when I write out a check I swear to God I hear money talk"

RFW

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Transmission 5807

The Way I Feel by Boyd Rice is the stimulus for two sets. The first about The End Of The World and the last about People. With war, terrorism, global warming and the steady tick-toc of Mother Nature's Clock - this is a good time to think hard about mankind and our planet. Inside this thought provoking show, you'll find music from U2, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Elvis Costello, Sleater-Kinney, City Boy, King Crimson, McDonald & Giles, Air, Tarwater, The Meters and Sly & The Family Stone. There's still time-but how much?

T5807 is a 56.3MB 128k mp3 1:01:36 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Dear Lord I sincerely hope your coming, cause you really started something"

RFW

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Transmission 5707

Canada gets the musical credit it deserves as we take off to the Great White North with help from Klatuu, Rush, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Lighthouse, Et Cetera and Christmas!

T5707 is a 58.9MB 128k mp3 1:04:23 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Is it strange I don't change, I don't know, why don't you ask her"

RFW

Monday, March 19, 2007

Transmission 5607

An entire show dedicated to old Punk bands from the late 70's and early 80's includes the warped sci-fi epic They Saved Hitler's Brain, inspired by the movie of the same name and delivered loud and snotty by the Boston legends Unnatural Axe! The tunes are short, fast and furious from The Damned, Chelsea, The Boomtown Rats, Fad Gadget, The Jam, Siouxie & The Banshees, Magazine, The Cure, The Clash, Buzzcocks, rare live Ultravox with John Foxx, Subway Sect, Flys, Mission Of Burma, XTC and Wire ending things like a Fly (stuck) In The Ointment!

T5607 is a 59.8MB 128k mp3 1:05:24 in length made loud(er) to be played loud(er).

"they removed his head, but not his prick"

RFW

Saturday, March 17, 2007

HAL27

THE BOY SCOUTS

VS

THE SCHOOL OF SPONTANEOUS SELECTION

(BE PREPARED VS WING IT)

We weigh the virtues of a well researched and planned show as compared to one done flying by the proverbial seat of the pants. The results prove that both groove for the same but different reasons. Great music is great music. The Prepared hour has a strong singular message. The Spontaneous hour has a shifting thread that is influenced by itself. What?

WING IT

Our improvised set flies by with the help of Agnes Strange, Flied Egg*, Kaleidoscope, Kak, Five Horse Johnson, The Black Keys, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, George Duke, Schneider TM, Jeff Beck and Ryuichi Sakamoto!

BE PREPARED

War is the tragedy and the reality of today's conceptually constructed set. We get the needed aid from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Wilco, Gong, Rage Against The Machine, Trans Am, Tones On Tail, Edwin Star, Colosseum 2, Julian Cope, Bob Dylan, Derrick Morgan, Funkadelic and Steel Mill!

HAL27 is a 2 Part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud.

WING IT is 56MB and 1:01:09 in length.

BE PREPARED is 67.7MB and 1:13:57 in length.

"You can be in my dreams, if I can be in yours"

RFW

* Flied Egg is from Japan, not Germany as I erroneously reported.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Transmission 5507

Welcome to the RFW School of Naked Dancing. To get the full effect of today's show, invite a group of friends over to your house, take off each other's clothes, turn up the music and dance!

Included in this rhythm fest you'll find The Fantastic Johnny C, Medeski, Martin & Wood and Nucleus doing the Boogaloo. T Rex, Argent, Bauhaus and Black Sabbath combine for the St. Vitus Cosmic Dance Of Ages. James Brown, Elvis Costello and Brian Auger's Oblivion Express all have Ants In Their Pants and Wanna Dance, while The Kinks, Scientist, Wilson Pickett, The Ramones and The Small Faces demonstrate 5 steps from The Land Of 1000 Dances. We finally go to Mexico and save La Ultima Danza for Toncho Pilatos. Magnifico!

T5507 is a 65MB 128k mp3 1:11:01 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Who cares if you're so poor you can't afford to buy a pair of Mod A Go-Go stretch-elastic pants, there will be a time when you can even take your clothes off when you dance" *

RFW

The featured painting is Dance (ll) by Henri Matisse © Succession H. Matisse, Paris.

* Today's quote is by Frank Zappa from Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance, which can be found on We're Only In It For The Money and is not included in today's transmission.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Transmission 5407

You can't go back, you can never go back....or can you? Music from three great musicians and the bands they are most associated with. Things get revved up with Jerry Harrison's Casual Gods and the stage can hardly fit all the Talking Heads in the 1980 -1981 touring band. We go hard and soft with Bob Welch's Paris and some classic Fleetwood Mac. In the middle you'll find Bob Weir's Bobby & The Midnites sporting an all-star band and we go into the Wohlman Concert Archives for some jamming live Grateful Dead.

T5407 is a 55.3MB 128k mp3 1:00:28 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Shall we go, you and I, while we can? Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds".

RFW

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Transmission 5307

The best parts of The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies are the unique pairings of musicians. The Traveling Wilburys with long lost cousin Prince Wilbury, The Doors and Eddie Vedder, Queen and The Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin with an over the top Neil Young all graced the stage in years past and all are featured here today! We also celebrate the music of new and former inductees Patti Smith, R.E.M, George Harrison, The Pretenders and Janis Joplin*. Hats off to the best of the best!

T5307 is a 62.2MB 128mp3 1:07:59 in length made loud to be played loud.

"I look at you all, see the love there that's sleeping"

RFW

* During the show I wondered out loud if Janis Joplin had already been inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. I'm glad to report that she was given that honor in 1995.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Transmission 5207

After watching the fascinating documentary Moog about Dr. Robert Moog who invented the Moog Synthesizer, I was inspired to construct a show spotlighting the synth. If I was presenting the complete history of electronic music, this would be Volume 1: The Pioneers 1968 - 1972. So plug in, switch on and enjoy the electric sounds of Walter (Wendy) Carlos, Dick Hyman, Tonto's Expanding Head Band *, Klaus Schultz and Tangerine Dream.

T5207 is a 55.5MB 128k mp3 1:00:37 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Bliss, bliss and heaven....Hear all proper. Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited" **

RFW

* I mistakenly identified Tonto's Expanding Head Band as Tonto's Exploding Head Band during today's transmission. Apologies to Margouleff & Cecil.

** Quote courtesy of Alex The Droog from the film A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Transmission 5107

Live and loud are the operative words about today's show out of The Wohlman Concert Archives. Our line-up includes Johnny Winter, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Radiohead and an encore from Led Zeppelin with the spotlight on John Paul Jones! Is it loud enough out there?

T5107 is a 56.5MB 128k mp3 1:01:43 in length made loud to be played loud!

"The dogs of doom will howl and moan"

RFW

Saturday, March 10, 2007

HAL26 - MARY & JAMES

I took a fictitious couple by the name of Mary & James, for our visual aid we went with Mary Queen Of Scotts and Jim Backus (Mary Tyler-Moore and James T. Kirk were a close second), and constructed a hour of music for each that is either about them or performed by other Marys and James', Jims and Jimmys.

MARY

We take off rocking like a bunch of Marys with INXS and Jimmy Barnes, The Easybeats, Hiro Yanagida, Can, Lucifer's Friend, Brainticket, Donald Fagen, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Association, Tomorrow, The Monkees, The White Stripes, Faces and Robert Fripp.

JAMES

The Jimmy side of things gets a funky start from James Blood Ulmer, James Brown, James & Bobby Purify, Jim O'Rourke, James Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Jimmy Rogers, Funkadelic, Jimi Hendrix, Martha & The Vandelas, The Doors, The Jim Carroll Band, Pete Townshend and The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.

What a couple!

HAL26 is a 2 part 128 mp3 made loud to be played loud!

MARY is 65.3MB and 1:11:23 in length.

JAMES is 57.9MB and 1:03:17 in length.

"Mary, Mary where you going to?"

"Jimmy, Jimmy, oh Jimmy Mack when are you coming back?"

RFW


Friday, March 09, 2007

Transmission 5007

Welcome to the RFW Ranch! Put on your hat, shine up your big belt buckle and let's saddle up for our look at Country music. Just imagine us gathered around the campfire, eating beans and listening to Chicago, Grand Funk, Pete Brown and Piblokto, Paul & Linda McCartney, Laura Nyro, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Talking Heads, U2, The Move, The Vines and Rod "The Mod" Stewart. Anyone want to start to line dance?

T5007 is a 57.2MB 128 mp3 1:02:33 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I wouldn't live there, If you payed me to"

RFW

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Transmission 4907

Here is a show that is so full of fun and exciting music that it gave this Showroom Dummy a woody! Starting from the rear you get the simulated sounds of Senor Coconut, a 4 piece live Kraftwerk from 1971, The Pixies from Boston and we spend a night in Budepest with Jethro Tull. We ask the question in a word - IF, with a set including Rockpile, The Rolling Stones and Roger Waters with Eric Clapton. Things fly out of first gear with Robert Fripp, Queens Of The Stone Age and a forgotten classic from Groupies! Who you calling a dummy?

T4907 is a 58.8mb 128K mp3 1:04:016 in length made loud to be played loud!

"We start to move, and then we break the glass, we are showroom dummies (Cha-Cha-Cha)"

RFW

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Transmission 4807

At the first rock show I ever attended, at Boston's Aquarius Theater in July of 1971, this 15 year old concert virgin experienced a life altering transformation. On the bill that night was a new band from England called Yes, as the opener and Humble Pie as the headliner. From my $3.50 balcony seat, I witnessed Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley and Jerry "Thunderbolt" Shirley at the height of their powers. They had played their famously recorded Fillmore East gig a few months earlier and the subsequent lp would later hit big. The rest is rock & roll history - Peter quit, Clem Clemson joined, and after years of non-stop touring and eventually decreasing album sales, the band folded. Steve Marriott continued to rock with a new version of the Small Faces, a new version(s) of Humble Pie and even a one-off session with ex-band mate Ronnie Lane. At the time of his unfortunate death in a house fire on April 20, 1991, he was in the planning stages of reuniting with Peter Frampton for a possible album and tour.

On April 20, 2001, an all-star bill of musicians joined together for the Steve Marriott Tribute Concert at the Astoria in London. Today's show will give you a historic excerpt from that show, along with a few choice Marriott tracks and an opening set from Uncle Tupelo, Wilco and The Allman Brothers. Rock On!

T4807 is a 58.4MB 128k mp3 1:03:51 in length made loud to be played loud!

"If your a foot, then I'm your sock, so wear me well"

RFW

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Transmission 4707

Lemmings are small furry rodents who inhabit the Arctic regions of North America and Europe. They neither migrate nor roam. thus, their rapid breeding soon exhausts all available food and space. Their home becomes a morass of hungry, scurrying lemmings running to and fro on top of each other with predators such as owls, foxes , wolves and bears eating huge numbers at will. Starved, unsheltered, and worked up into a state of of nervous exhaustion by overcrowding and fatigue, they die by the thousands in a suicidal ritual procession to the sea.

We pay tribute to the Lemming with a set of tunes by and about these poor misunderstood creatures. The Dutch band Lemming gives us an early B-side, Van Der Graaf Generator delivers a tune from the classic Pawn Heart and The National Lampoon Lemmings show, featuring a young John Belushi, goes to The Bottom of the Barrel. You get music from new bands like The New York Dolls, New Race and The New Violin Summit and dub messages from JA with Lee "Scratch" Perry, King Tubby and Linton Kwesi Johnson. The show ends with a lethal dose of the blues from Joe Cocker, The Mad Dogs and The Englishmen.

T4707 is a 62MB 128k mp3 1:08:21 in length made loud to be played loud.

"now I'm working for Muscular Dystrophy"

RFW

Monday, March 05, 2007

Transmission 4607

The RFW spotlight shines on Wolfgang Dauner, one of my favorite keyboardists and a band leader/composer for over 4 decades! Our show includes music from Wolfgang's very fruitful period between 1967 and 1978, including selections from Free Action, The Oimels, Et Cetera, Rischkas Soul, Music Zounds, Output and The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble!

T4607 is a 59.4MB 128k mp3 1:04:54 made loud to be played loud!

"I'd love to to turn you on"

RFW

You can learn more about Wolfgang Dauner at http://www.jazzpages.com/Dauner/index.htm.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

HAL25 - THE KITCHEN SINK #2

We nail the everything but the.....concept in this diversely entertaining musical meld. Inside you are immediately taken away by Eno, LCD Soundsystem and David Bowie via NIN. The influence runs deep in the set by Tomorrow, Kasabian and Soulseekers. The guitar takes center stage with Uncle Moe's Space Ranch, Dixie Dregs and Kazumi Watanabe. We stay in Japan for Flied Egg, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, then fly to Germany for a dose of Amon Duul 2. The Residents continue with Eskimo beats, while Cadet Concept dishes out Muddy Waters, Rotary Connection and Howlin' Wolf. The show closes with soothing sounds from The Low Symphony by Phillip Glass. Talk about touching all bases!

HAL25 is a 2 Part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 59.7MB and 1:05:17 in length.

Part 2 is 56.1MB and 1:01:20 in length.

"God is an American"

RFW

Friday, March 02, 2007

Transmission 4507

Not blue rock - I said Blues-Rock! Another hyphen inclusive sub-genre of both rock and roll, Blues-Rock can include a wide array of bands and sounds from the reverent treatment of the blues by Savoy Brown to the jam-pop-blues of Cream. The underdog locamotive rush of classic Steamhammer to the Zappa meets Floyd hybrid of The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation. Even the spaced out unclassifiable Odyssey In Om from the Swiss psych blues masters in Krokodil! Definitely not standard blues changes!

T4507 is a 57.1MB 128k mp3 1:02:25 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'm a little pimp with my hair slicked back"

RFW

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Transmission 4407

This spontaneous edition of RFW came together organically and without preconceived ideas or plans, lucky us! Queen and Slade start by Calling things to attention. Yoko Ono, Mouse On Mars and Robert Plant Rise together into Dreamland. Jessie Colin Young, Stephen Stills and Marianne Faithful make wonderful music in any Broken language and YMO and Left Field get Technodelic while The Sex Pistols prove that Monkee see Monkee do. Turn this one up to 11!

T4407 is a 55.7. MB 128mp3 1:03:03 in length made loud to be played loud!

"This must be the ugliest piece of bread I have ever eaten"

RFW

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