Sunday, August 29, 2010

Transmission 4410

The RFW Bells Suite

We ring true with tolling tunes from Ronald Shannon Jackson, Mum, Four Tet, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings, Marc Ribot, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Coil, Brian Eno and Wolf Parade.

T4410 is a 52.4mb 128k mp3 57:20 in length made loud to be played loud!

"of the bells, bells, bells, bells"

RFW

*The poetic excerpts are from The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Transmission 4310

B-movies* and B-sides combine for a un-B-leaveable set including Davie Jones & The King Bees, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Buzzcocks, T. Rex, The Clash, The Who, The Jam, The Reds, The Cowsills, The Beatles, The Police, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Elvis Costello & The Attractions and Gil Scott-Heron! To B or not to B?

T4310 is a 54.6mb 128k mp3 59:42 in length made loud to be played loud!

"under 17 not admitted without parent"

RFW

*The movie trailers in this transmission are from Humanoids From The Deep, Kingdom Of The Spiders, Vampire Playgirls, Sweet Suzy, I Dismember Mama, Blood Splattered Brides, Pick Up On 101, Bloody Pit Of Horror and Terror Creatures From The Grave - all playing now at the RFW Drive-In near you!

** You might notice that I was very congested on the day of this Transmission. I have had a real stubborn case of Sinusitis and just found out that I am soon surgery bound (I'm scared shitless). I'm probably more subconsciously aware of it than I should be, but I thought I would share it with you - the RFW Family.







Sunday, August 22, 2010

Transmission 4210

With intuitive Tech-Know-How, RFW plugs you in the the grid and digitizes your senses with Fad Gadget, LCD Soundsystem, Bochum Welt, Human Egg, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Caribou, Flanger, Fischerspooner, Leftfield and Lemon Jelly.

T4210 is a 55.6mb 128k mp3 1:00:49 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'll kiss you and you'll kiss me"

RFW

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Transmission 4110

A trip to Baltimore, New Orleans and Boston provides fond memories and great sounds from The Nomads & Handsome Dick Manitoba, The Fleshtones, J. C. Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Raymond Scott, Lyle Lovett, Patti Smith Group, Jim Carroll Band, *Bruce Springsteen, Captain Beefheart, Canned Heat and Muddy Waters/Johnny Winter & James Cotton!

T4110 is a 54.7mb 128k mp3 59:47 in length made loud to be played loud!

"on the radio, you don't have to explain"

RFW

* I named the song performed by Bruce in the WBCN studio on January 10th, 1973 "Circus Song" because at the time it was unreleased and he neglected to mention the title (if he even had one yet)! It showed up 8 months later as "Wild Billy's Circus Story" on The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Transmission 4010

Assorted musical rebels populate our space in time such as Bubble Puppy, The Hollies, Dino/Desi & Billy, Sean Cassidy, Bob Marley/Bill Laswell, The Crystals, James Brown, Contortions, The Clash, Talking Heads, Can and Kido Natsuki!

T4010 is a 58mb 128k mp3 1:03:23 in length made loud to be played loud!

"hit me"

RFW


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Transmission 3910

Progressive soul/funk hung to perfection. The process includes Genesis, Earth And Fire, Earth Wind and Fire, Sam Cooke, The Flirtations, P.M. Dawn, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, Julian Cope, Lowell Fulson and Oasis!

T3910 is a 59.1mb 128k mp3 1:04:39 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Are You Hung Up?"

RFW


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Transmission 3810

A fine collection of acoustic strumming, wailing wonders, live legends and bilateral blasts from The Black Crowes, Delaney and Bonnie & Friends, Rod Stewart, Screaming Lord Sutch, The Raconteurs, AC/DC, Danko Jones, Thin Lizzy, NRBQ, Crack The Sky, The Apples In Stereo, Pavement and Supergrass! It's one more than mono!

T3810 is a 56mb 128k mp3 1:01:12 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'm on the stereo, stereo"

RFW

* In my dual-channel excitement, I neglected to back-announce the two live selections. The ever-astounding NRBQ boosted the bass and led the charge with a spirited rendition of "Me And The Boys" and the unjustly under-appreciated Crack The Sky stormed the air-waves with the great medley of "Hold On/Surf City" from the live on WBAB radio station promo disc circa 1976!




Sunday, August 08, 2010

Transmission 3710

The RFW Mass

Growing up as a member of the Roman Catholic church, Mass was a very mysterious and serious ceremony with prayers in Latin and a tight script including many unbreakable rules and regulations. There was not much room for improvisation. It was much later that I came to understand that it can be whatever you want it to be - you can smile and sing and connect with your God in your own personal style. The RFW Mass (in Three Parts) is a musical interpretation of that realization with divine music from The Electric Prunes, The Exceptions, Caldera, Spooky Tooth with Pierre Henry, Gospel Storytellers, Humble Pie, Aretha Franklin, The O'Jays, Solomon Burke and Prince Far I. Amen!

T3710 is a 57.3mb 128k mp3 1:02:40 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Lord Have Mercy"

RFW


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Transmission 3610

There was a time when hitchhiking was a safe and accepted means of transportation. Let's go back to that care-free state of mind and enjoy intertwining selections by The Dirty Mac, Lee Renaldo, Nels Cline, Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Nils Lofgren, Okkervil River, Tim Hardin, Bob Seeger, Freddie and The Hitchhikers, Pearl Jam and Harry Partch!

T3610 is a 60.3mb 128k mp3 1:05:57 in length made loud to be played loud!

"why in hell did you come - anyway?"

RFW

* Okkervil River, a great band out of Austin, Texas, performed "Black Sheep Boy" from their 2005 release of the same name. The Tim Hardin original can be found on the 1967 album Tim Hardin 2.


Sunday, August 01, 2010

Transmission 3510

Now class - who would like to attend the RFW college of musical knowledge? Good - turn to page 3510 and allow the sounds of Faust, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primal Scream, Praxis, Jane's Addiction, Mountain, School Of Seven Bells and Alice Cooper to shape your fragile egg-shell minds. Any questions?

T3510 is a 61.5mb 128k mp3 1:07:16 in length made loud to be played loud (up soon)!

"Daddy take a banana, tomorrow is Sunday"

RFW



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