Thursday, May 31, 2007

Transmission 10907

The end of the month brings the final letter in our Z to A May, which happens to be the first letter of the English alphabet - A. As I mention in the show, the entire concept and resulting 26 transmissions were creatively challenging and musically rewarding! I hope you enjoyed listening to them as much as much as I did recording them. Today we go to the movies with the first LP in the A section of The Wohlman Music Archives - A Clockwork Orange, get artistic with Art Zoyd, go atomic with Ash Ra Temple, and then end with awesome sounds from The Apples In Stereo, Axecraft and Alice Cooper. Amazing!

T10907 is a 57.2MB 128k mp3 1:02:30 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I finally grew up - they finally let me out of school"

RFW

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Transmission 10807

B is a very popular letter here in The Wohlman Archives. We get into The Beatles, The Beach Boys and shelf mates Johan Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, who provide our Z to A May opening prelude and ending sonata! Along with the big aforementioned four, we do it best with Buzzcocks, Babyshambles, Boxer, Burning Spear, Buckethead, Badfinger, The Birds, The Bees, The Band, Black Sabbath, The Birthday Party and Jeff Beck. Bouncy!

T10807 is a 60.8MB 128k mp3 1:06:25 in length made loud to be played loud!

"It's automatic when I talk with old friends, the conversation turns to girls we knew, when their hair was soft and long, and the beach was the place to go"

RFW

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Transmission 10707

Caution! Today's C installment in our Z to A May is highly creative and chock-full-of-fun. Check out Cheap Trick, Captain Beefheart, Lloyd Charmers, Comets On Fire, The Creation, Crabby Appleton, The Chocolate Watchband, Caribou, The Chemical Brothers, The Cinematic Orchestra, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Cream and Crack The Sky. Concussive!

T10707 is a 59.2MB 128k mp3 1:04:40 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Anyone For Tennis - wouldn't that be nice?"

RFW

Monday, May 28, 2007

Transmission 10607

Happy Memorial Day from RFW! Today we take an hour to musically pay tribute to not only the men and women that we have lost in past and present wars, but to all people, pets, places, things and ideals that are dead or dying! Remember with help from The Clash, Johnny Thunders, George Harrison, Bang, The Mothers Of Invention, Atomic Rooster, Russian Circles, Whoognash and Stomu Yamashta!

T10607 is a 59.3MB 128k mp3 1:04:46 in length made loud to be played loud!

"All Things Must Pass away"

RFW

Saturday, May 26, 2007



HAL37 & 38 E & D

A double dose of Z to A May brings us to the potent duo of E & D. We excite ourselves with selections from Electric Light Orchestra, Eurythmics, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Eyes, El Chicano, The Electric Express, The English Beat, Elektric Music, Eat Static, Brian Eno, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and John Entwistle. Then we get dangerous with The Dead Kennedys, Death In Vegas, Dungen, Deep Purple, The Dictators, The Doors, Devo, Desmond Decker, Dub Syndicate, Drive By Truckers and Bob Dylan. Elegantly decadent!

HAL37 is a 56.8MB mp3 1:02:07 in length.

HAL38 is a 60.5MB mp3 1:06:07 in length.

Both are 128k mp3s made loud to be played loud!

"You can watch yourself while you are eating"

"It's a very, very long song"

RFW

Friday, May 25, 2007

Transmission 10507

F this! We do it good with one of the most popular letters in our Z to A May! Make sure your stamina and endurance are at their peak for Four Tet, Flanger, Funkadelic, The Four Tops, The Foundations, The Friends Of Distinction, Faces, Focus, Foghat, Christian Fennez & Ryuichi Sakamoto, The Future Sound Of London, Fred Frith and Robert Fripp. Fantastic!

T10507 is a 61.7MB 128k mp3 1:07:24 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it, we can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it - oh, let's dig it. Can you dig it, baby?"

RFW



Thursday, May 24, 2007

Transmission 10407

Great googly moogly! The G's have run amok with the next dip into Z to A May. Get ready for Guru Guru, Grand Funk, Goblin, Gecko's Tear, Gongzilla, Gong* and Genesis. Gigantic!

T10407 is a 54.7MB 128k mp3 59:45 in length made loud to be played loud!

"undinal songs urge the sailors on, till lured by sirens' cry"

RFW

*The correct titles of Gong's Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy are Flying Teapot, Angels Egg and You.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Transmission 10307

Highly anticipated, H deliverers the goods with this rocking installment of Z to A May. Hold on for tunes from Hot Butter, Haruomi Hosono, Harmonia, The Human Beinz, The High Llamas, Hawkwind, The Harbinger Complex, Herbie Hancock, The Hives and an acoustic closer from Jimi Hendrix. Hot shit!

T10307 is a 56.7MB 128k mp3 1:02:01 in length made loud to be played loud!

"take me from this lonesome town"

RFW

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Transmission 10207

Interesting sounds emerge from within the letter I - the next stop in our Z to A May! Get inside Iron Butterfly, The Isley Brothers, The In-Men, The Intruders, It's A Beautiful Day, INXS, Ippu Du and Mark Isham! Incredible!

T10207 is a 55.9MB 128k mp3 1:01:08 in length made loud to be played loud!

"please take my hand"

RFW

Monday, May 21, 2007

Transmission 10107

A joyous letter, J brings on the jams for the next installment of Z to A May. We get jumping with Joy Division, Jane's Addiction, Jesu, Jellyfish, Jet, (real) Journey, John's Children, Jett Powers*, Jethro Tull, Garland Jeffreys, Japan, Janis Joplin and Elton John. Juicy!

T10107 is a 58.6MB 128k mp3 1:04:06 in length made loud to be played loud!

"long live the king"

RFW

* I mistakenly identified Jett Powers as being from Australia - I do not know where my brain got that info. Jett Powers was an alias for American R & B legend P.J. Proby and lyricist Ray Glbert on the 1958 single "Go, Girl, Go" which we featured in todays transmission and it's B-side "Teenage Quarrel". Class is dismissed!




Saturday, May 19, 2007





HAL36 - K & ARMED FORCES DAY

I am anti-war but pro-troops! Today we separate the terrible mess the US has got itself caught up in from the amazingly brave men and women that fight for our country! They are true heroes! We also kontinue Z to A May with music from K! Included in our salute are Massive Attack, Sofa Surfers, NIN, Bob Marley, Elton John, Donovan, Muse, The Kinks, The Small Faces, The Afghan Whigs, Thomas Dolby and Wayne County & The Electric Chairs! K grooves with Kreidler, Kasabian, Kraftwerk, Kool & The Gang, King Floyd III, Kaiser Chiefs, Kula Shaker, Kiss, Kak, Kyuss and King Crimson. Krazy!

HAL36 is a 2 Part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 56.4MB and 1:01:38 in length.

Part 2 is 56.9MB and 1:02:11 in length.

"Waiting for the Marines"

"Peace is the end, like death of the war"

RFW





Friday, May 18, 2007

Transmission 10007

There's lots to like about the L episode in our Z to A May! Let's get loose with LCD Soundsystem, Lemon Jelly, Love And Rockets, Little Richard, Lyle Lovett, Bon Lozaga*, Lime Spiders, Lyme & Cybell and Logh. Lovely!

T10007 is a MB 128k mp3 1:05:14 in length made loud to be played loud!

"beauty, beauty, beauty, beautiful"

RFW

*My dyslexic writing habits rearranged Bon Lozaga's name into an incorrect version of the real thing - which I announced on the show. Sorry Bon!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Transmission 9907

We start on the second half of Z to A May with a great M session. Making the scene are Music Explosion, The Mar-Keys, The Moving Sidewalks, Motorpsycho, Manic Street Preachers, Mott The Hoople, Memphis Minnie, Moby Grape, Mahogany Rush, Mum and Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood! Magnificent!

T9907 is a 56.2MB 128k mp3 1:01:24 in length made loud to be played loud!

"She's much too much on the clutch"

RFW

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Transmission 9807

No filler to be found in the N contribution to Z to A May! Bookend selections from Nektar sandwich tasty morsels from Neu, Nucleus and Nine Horses. Necessary!

T9807 is a 58.7MB 128k mp3 1:04:09 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Remember The Future is yours"

RFW

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Transmission 9707

O certainly goes to the extreme ends of the musical spectrum, but it all fits like a dove-tail joint. Our next step backward in Z to A May includes contributions from The Osmonds, Oingo Boingo, Mike Oldfield, Yoko Ono, Kenji Omura, Jim O'Rourke, The Olivia Tremor Control, Oneida, Our Daughters Wedding, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Orange Goblin and Ozzy Osbourne. Outrageous!

Y9707 is a 55.4MB 128k mp3 1:00:45 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Crazy Horses all got riders and they're you and I"

RFW

Monday, May 14, 2007

Transmission 9607

Z to A May returns with P! Put this show in motion and prepare to rock with Pearl Jam, Public Image Limited, Peeping Tom, Primal Scream, Prince, Prince Jammy, Prince Paul, Procol Harum, Pink Floyd, Pelican and a tag-team closer from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Perfect!

T9607 is a 61.4128k mp3 1:07:10 in length made loud to be played loud!

"U turn on the telly and every other story is tellin' U somebody died"

RFW

Saturday, May 12, 2007

HAL35 - DEDICATED TO MOM

Who darned our socks and washed our shirts when we were helpless little squirts? Mammy!Who kept the buttons on our clothes, who scrubbed our ears and blew our nose? Mammy! Oh, Mammy, it’s your little boy Sammy coming home from Alabammy, put on those eggs and hammy, don’t flim flammy, Mammy! Oh, Mammy! Oh, Mammy! *

There are literally thousands of tunes written about Mom, Mother, Mama, Mummy, Mammy, etc - and here are but a handful that pay tribute to our #1 girl! Included in this musical Mothers Day celebration are songs from John Lennon, Cream, Jethro Tull, Roxy Music, Eno, Dave Pike Set, Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, James Brown, John McLaughlin, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Paul McCartney, Julan Cope, Bob Dylan & Joan Baez, Rod Stewart, Danny Gatton, Climax Blues Band, Eta James, Fleetwood Mac, Funkadelic, J.J. Cale, The Rolling Stones, Junior Wells, Neil Young, Ten Years After, Taste, The Band, Aerosmith and The Move!

HAL35 is a 2 Part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 58.4MB and 1:03:52 in length.

Part 2 is 58.1MB and 1:03:28 in length.

"so I, I just got to tell you, good bye, good bye"

RFW


*The poetic introduction is from the Three Stooges episode All The World's A Stooge. This short, released in May 1941, saw Larry, Moe and Curly wreck havoc in the dentist's office and at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Bullion, who wanted to adopt them as refugee children. That's where Curly did his famous Jolson impression.

Z to A May will continue on May 14th with the letter P!








Friday, May 11, 2007

Transmission 9507

When it comes to the next letter in our Z to A May, Q is all about Quality not Quantity! Quintessential tunes abound by the likes of Quiet Sun, Suzi Quatro, her brother Michael Quatro, Q65, Quartz, Queens Of The Stone Age, Quatermass, great live Queen from 1975, Quicksilver Messenger Service on stage in 1968 plus a groovy and mystical ending courtesy of Quintessence! Quite a time!

T9507 is a 61.4MB 128k mp3 1:07:07 in length made loud to be played loud!

"you're lying to me"

RFW

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Transmission 9407

Throughout the next step backwards in our Z to A May, both rock and roll get a workout with R! A raucous time is guaranteed for all with Rockpile, Rufus, Rhinoceros, Radiohead, Ranking Dread, The Runaways, Rare Earth, The Rolling Stones from 1972 US Tour, The Ramones live in 1977 and Lou Reed with a majestic but Sad Song performed in 2006! Remember?

T9407 is a 60.2MB 128k mp3 1:05:49 in length made loud to be played loud!

"tell me that you like it - yeah"

RFW

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Transmission 9307

Stop what you're doing and start listening to today's show featuring the next letter in our Z to A May. S includes songs from The Sir Douglas Quintet, The Small Faces, The Standells, Sly & The Family Stone, Sketch Show, Uwe Schmidt - AKA Senor Coconut & His Orchestra, Schneider TM, live Steely Dan and a classic closer from Spirit. Sensational!

T9307 is a61.5MB 128k mp3 1:07:12 in length made loud to be played loud!

"where did you get those shoes?"

RFW

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Transmission 9207

T takes our Z to A May to rocking heights with timely blasts from The Temptations, Peter Tosh, Dwight Twilley Band, Travelling Wilburys, Traffic, Touch, Tortoise, The Keith Tippett Group, Tin Machine, 10CC, Them, Tina Turner and Richard Thompson. Tremendous!

T9207 is a 58.4MB 128k mp3 1:03:52 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Mary, Mary come with me, on a hill we'll take some tea, and watch LA fall in the sea"

RFW

Monday, May 07, 2007

Transmission 9107

Z to A May continues with a show for U. Unique and unexpected, the letter includes a 60's band from the US called Utopia, Uncle Tupelo, Union Carbide Productions, U2, Ultravox, Urban Verbs, Underworld, Uncle Moe's Space Ranch and Todd's Utopia! Unbelievable!

T9107 is a 60.2MB 128k mp3 1:05:49 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Into the sky, It rises now"

RFW

Saturday, May 05, 2007

HAL34 - La RAJA ESPAÑOLA De V

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Nuestra dosis doble del día de fiesta de hoy y de la letra V de los celbrates de RFW. Incluido en nuestra edición siguiente en Z a A Mayo es Vangelis, Valley Of The Giants, Visit Venus, Virus, The Velvet Underground, Venus In Furs, The Vibrators, The Visitors, The Velvettes, The Viceroys y el Rayo Vaughn de Stevie.

Nuestras rocas Españolas festivas de la hora con Phil Manzanera, Ween, The Tubes, The Mars Volta, Flo & Eddie, Garland Jeffreys, Mink Deville, La Revolucion Emliano Zapata y Santana. Tenga diversión!

HAL34 is a 2 part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 57.2MB and 1:02:29 in length.

Part 2 is 56.7MB and 1:01:59 in length.

"and then my mind split open"

" ain't gonna suck on nobody's chili-dog"

RFW

Friday, May 04, 2007

Transmission 9007

Z to A May heats up with a scorching session with W! Without delay, turn up The Wildhearts, We All Together, The Wrens, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Witherspoon, Johnny Winter, Scott Weiland, The Waterboys, World Party, Jah Wobble, The Who and Roger Waters. Wow!

T9007 is a 59.3MB 128k mp3 1:02:16 in length made loud to be played loud!

"The Tide Is Turning"

RFW

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Transmission 8907

Scully is cueing up the theme music and Mulder is in The Wohlman Archives uncovering the mystery of X - all in preparation of the next letter in our Z to A May! The plot thickens with selections from Xiu Xiu, Gina X Performance, XTC, Xhol, X and X-Ray Specs! X marks the spot!

T8907 is a 56.4MB 128k mp3 1:01:38 in length made loud to be played loud!

"The Hungry Wolf stares from the hill at villagers around the fire, she loves her mate as he loves her and they live together for life"

RFW

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Transmission 8807

The next stop in our Z to A May is the letter Y! Yet another good excuse to play great sounds from The Young Rascals, Yachts, Yo La Tengo, Yes, Yo Miles!, Young Heart Attack, Yohimbe Brothers, The Yardbirds, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Yonin Bayashi! Why? Because we love you!

T8807 is a 66.2MB 128k mp3 1:7:59 in length made loud to be played loud!

"You here for the Yohimbe too?"

RFW

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Transmission 8707

Z to A May, our month long backwards walk through the Wohlman Archives, starts out strong with the letter Z!

Included in this Z-fest is music from Zarathustra, Zillatron, Zulutronic, Rob Zombie, Zodiac Mind Warp & The Love Reaction, Zephyr, ZZ Top, Zipps, Zwan, Warren Zevon, The Zombies and Joe Zawinul. I got the Z Z Blues*!

T8707 is a 55.8MB 128k mp3 1:01:02 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I've been rakin' leaves with Liza, Me and Liz clean up the yard"

RFW

*In the great 1988 Sesame Street video Count it Higher, Count von Count is the host of a music video countdown show called The Count's Countdown Show which includes the band Over The Top performing Z Z Blues.
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