Sunday, June 26, 2011


Transmission 7411

It's Cuba or bust! Mambo to Jose Fernadez Diaz, Chuck Berry, The Ramones, The Zutons, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Blind Willie Johnson, John The Revelator. The Byrds, The Bees, The Monkees, Dwight Twilley, The Andersons, Paul McCartney and Sir Paul with Stevie Wonder remixed by DJ Freelance Hellraiser!

T7411 is a 59.3mb 128k mp3 1:04:46 in length made loud to be played louder! 

"make it loco"

RFW

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Transmission 7311

Although today's show is comprised of warmed up cold cuts and leftovers, it was not just called in! Feast on the operator-assisted sounds of The Vaccines, Shoes, Hoodoo Gurus, Pete Shelly, Nick Lowe, Floyd Dixon, James Brown, Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa '70, Tiny Powell, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young & The International Harvesters and The Band featuring Paul Butterfield!

T7311 is a 59.1mb 128k mp3 1:04:37 in length made loud to be played louder!

"when I'm with you girl - I get an extension"

RFW

Friday, June 24, 2011


Transmission 7211

I have repeatedly talked about and played music from the Boston "scene" from 1976-1981. There were great bands before and after, but there was something in that "dirty" water during those 6 years that spawned a collection of sights and sounds that rivaled the output of any city in the US or abroad. The radio station I did my early shows on, WTBS/WMBR, was at the epicenter of this whirlwind of creativity. I have so many images of bands from that time stored in my grey matter, but if I had to pick one that sums up the fun, volume and DIY aesthetics of the time it would have to be Unnatural Axe (pictured above exhibiting their shambolic fury). Enjoy a few nuggets from these magical Boston years along with a smattering of sounds from Deep Purple, The Zeet Band, Alan Vega, Jeff Beck, The Jam, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes, Ty Segall, Teens, Dakota Suite, M Efekt, The Cure, M, Radio Birdman, Blue Oyster Cult, The Stooges, Willie "Loco" Alexander & The Boom Boom Band, The Real Kids, Nervous Eaters and Unnatural Axe!

T7211 is a 72.6mb 128k mp3 1:19:21 in length made loud to be played louder!

"people want me to be The Man I Don't Want to Be"

RFW

* Click the cover below to read the Unnatural Axe interview as was published in The Boston Groupie News issue #21 - 1979!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Transmission 7111

I am a son and I have two sons of my own, so to celebrate Dad's Day - we move in a manly manner with music from The Who, Frank Zappa, Aretha Franklin, Spooky Tooth, Cat Stevens, Fistful Of Mercy, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Golden Smog, Hatfield & The North, Jethro Tull, Nirvana, David Bowie and Todd Rundgren!

T7111 is a 55.4mb 128k mp3 1:00:30 in length made loud to be played louder!

"you're the Son Of Your Father, so treat me as your own"

RFW

*Derek and Curtis are my two chips off the old block - they are both so cool. This show is dedictaed to them, the memory of Michael and all sons (and daughters) of RFW!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Transmission 7011

Enter the shocking world of "Le Cirque Electronique" with performances by Pwin Teaks, \\\^◊^///, Justice, Air, SebastiAn, Com Truise, Gangpol Und Mit with Freeka Tet, Senor Coconut & His Orchestra, Alvo Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Brian Eno, Towa Tei, Diplo & Douster, Photek featuring Linche, Drums Off Chaos & Jens-Uwe Beyer, Amon Tobin, and I††!

T7011 is a two-part 128k mp3 made loud to be played louder!

Part 1 is 57.6mb and 1:02:55 in length.

Part 2 is 58.5mb and 1:03:55 in length.

"minimum - maximum beats per minute"

RFW

*"Le Cirque Electronique" was a the name of an effectively eclectic radio big-top hosted by the enigmatic Tony V on WMBR, Cambridge from 1979-1980. It is fondly remembered, greatly missed and the inspiration for today's session.


Friday, June 17, 2011


Transmission 6911

We celebrate the end of High School, the city of Oakland, teenage dance parties and throw in an English power-set for good measure during this rock 'n' roll session that features Tower Of Power, Rodger Collins, Mushroom, Cream, Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac, The Apples In Stereo, The Archies, Alternative TV, Husker Du, The David Johansen Group, Cheap Trick, The Ramones and Alice Cooper!

T6911 is a 58.4mb 128k mp3 1:03:50 in length made loud to be played louder!

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

RFW


Sunday, June 12, 2011


Transmission 6811

Random selections from the Archives include salutes to the late homosapiens Martin Rushent and Arthur Lee and the always impressive Malcolm Mooney, sounds from Oregon and some guitar wizardry - enjoy Terje Rypdal, Can, Love, Menomena, Pete Shelley, Buzzcocks and Johnny Winter And!

T6811 is a 60.4mb 128k mp3 1:05:59 in length made loud to be played louder!

"and I look to the light and I might wonder right where you are"

RFW


Saturday, June 11, 2011


Transmission 6711

The soundtrack of the collective search for our inner-child includes music from The Doors, Lou Reed, Nico, Marianne Faithful, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Randy California, Mahogany Rush, The Nuns, Dead Kennedys, DMZ, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Curtis Mayfield, Billie Holiday, Sonny Boy Williamson, Eric Clapton, Paul Martin, Lee Hazlewood, Traveling Wiburys, Levon Helm, Motorpsycho, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Griderman, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Aerosmith, The Monkees, The Raiders, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Elvin Parr's In The Groove Boys, Crazy Horse, Nils Lofgren, The Nels Cline Singers, Little Richard, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Slickers, The Third Eye, Rhinoceros, Outrageous Cherry, Cardboard Village, King Crimson and Deep Purple!

T6711 is a 3-part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 51.6mb and 56:26 in length.

Part 2 is 56.5mb and 1:01:44 in length.

Part 3 is 55.1mb and 1:00:13 in length.

"God Bless the Child"

RFW





*Check out the original "Society's Child" as performed by it's 16 year-old author Janis Ian on The Smothers Brothers Show


**This is too bad/good to leave out - NYC radio host legend Scott Muni knew that no matter how big your mistake, it would be forgotten after a few joints and the passing of time. Why then did he lend his voice to this Golden Wax Turd - maybe it was the same aformentioned few joints (and a few bucks). Hats off to the wonderful Worlds Worst Records blog for this clunker.



Friday, June 10, 2011


Transmission 6611

A Hong Kong hiatus is propelled uptown by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Dave Pike Set, Mick Karn remixed by Paul Wong, Chuck Berry, The Rollings Stones, Drive- By Truckers, Ray Davies, Jet, Mott The Hoople, John Foxx & The Maths, Brian Eno and Peter Murphy!

T6611 is a 55.4mb 128k mp3 1:01:33 in length made loud to be played louder!

"leave your yens on the counter please"

RFW

Sunday, June 05, 2011


Transmission 6511

"I think you're going to really like" these Sunday Satellite Selections that include Stevie Nicks, The Who, Eddie Vedder, Mumford & Sons, Robbie Robertson, Dawes, Bon Iver, Jan Bang, Akira Rabelais, David Sylvian, The Vines, White Denim, Black Lips and Stutter.

T6511 is a 60.5mb 128k mp3 1:06:05 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I gotta go"

RFW

Saturday, June 04, 2011


Transmission 6411

Hatched from a dream egg, catch a wave with The Residents, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp featuring Peter Hammill, Hoodoo Gurus, Peter Dayton, The Gremies, The Beach Boys, Marilyn Manson, Julian Cope, Pere Ubu and Chris Spedding!

T6411 is a 55.1mb 128k mp3 1:00:16 in length made loud to be played louder!

"It's No Game"

RFW

* The overture was "Dream 4" from Smell My Picture by The Residents.


Friday, June 03, 2011


Transmission 6311

This show sucks so bad! Dig a dab of The Wildhearts, Peeping Tom featuring Norah Jones, Housemeister, Arctic Monkeys, King Tubby, Wire, Religious Knives, The Black Angels, Zachery Thacks, New York Dolls, The Donays, David Fiuczynski, Roland Hayes & Wave, Hot Chocolate, Bo Diddley and Acid Mothers Guru Guru!

T6311 is a 58.5mb 128k mp3 1:03:55 in length made loud to be played loudest!

"she pulled out a "Tyson" from out of the blue, and met with a sickening crunch"
RFW


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