Saturday, November 26, 2016

Transmission 7216 - An Exotic Blend


A euphoric mix for the senses!

Muddy Waters
Jimi Hendrix
Uriah Heep
Johnny Cash
Soundgarden
Velvett Fogg
Curtis Mayfield
Alejandro Escovedo
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Lou Reed


"But wishin' won't make you a soldier.
With a pretty kiss for a pretty face
can't have its way
Y'know tramps like us, we were born to pay"

RFW

Friday, November 25, 2016

Transmission 7116 - (The) Leftover Turkey (Gang)


We are recruiting previously used toms and hens - 
do you have the giblets to join?

The Clash
Mike Watt
The Auteurs
The Pretenders
Ronnie Lane
Prince Jammy
Spanky & Our Gang
Gang Of Four 
Kool & The Gang
The James Gang
Gary Glitter
Bakerloo
Eric Burdon


"everbody's looking for the Last Gang In Town"

RFW



Buttons & Rusty And The Turkey Gang: The Turkey Caper [VHS] Cover Art


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Transmission 7016 - Breakfast Buzz & Hum


A spiked coffee Sunday

Bill Laswell
David Sylvian
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Brian Eno
Pink Floyd


"Absolutely Curtains"

RFW

*Cliff Jones, the author of the Pink Floyd song study "Echos",
 wrote about "Absolutely Curtains" from the album "Obscured By Clouds":  
"...the track fades into the chanting of the Mapuga tribe. The words to this song are indecipherable, even to those who speak New Guinean. There are approximately 717 native different dialects and, as is the case in India, few of these different dialects can be understood by speakers 
of any of the others! Needless to say, the Mapuga didn't attend the sessions, 
and the Floyd dubbed the chant from the sound recordist's tapes, 
recorded on location in New Guinea."

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Transmission 6916 - Ride The Soul Train


Find a partner or dance by yourself!

Tyrone Davis
Marvin Gaye
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Temptationes
The Shirells
The Beatles
Carole King
The Mamas & The Papas
The Supremes
Michael Jackson
Stevie Wonder
Todd Rundgren


"this is dedicated to the one I love"

RFW


Friday, November 18, 2016

Transmission 6816 - That's Groovy, Baby


I can - you can - we can

Cult Hero
The Monkees
The Friends Of Distinction
Terrence Trent D'Arby
Iron Claw
Blackberry Smoke
Led Zeppelin
Blind Willie Johnson
John The Revelator
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Pink Floyd
The Modern Lovers
Pixies
Barry & The Remains
J. Geils Band


"oh ya"

RFW

* With usual suspect John Morrison, aka Guitar Johnny, aka The Boston Buddha 
guesting in the studio, the mood became more vibrant with each
mid-set trip to the outside lounge! 

By the end of the show - we were not ready to stop!

The ultra-groovy hidden coda contains equally dig-able sounds from:

Klaatu
The Residents
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Crack The Sky



Friday, November 11, 2016

Transmission 6716 - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming


Sometimes you get what you ask for!

Sophia Anne Caruso
The Wildhearts
Primal Scream
Aerosmith
Buick Mackane
T. Rex
Luke Haines
Freedom Of Rhapsodia
John Zorn's Simulacrum
Black Sabbath
David Bowie
Bryan Ferry
Bauhaus
Brian Eno


"This Is Not America"

RFW

* The thematic coda included NIN Bowie beats, an Ice Cube rap and a farewell salute by Wilco!


RFW REWIND - The Apocalypse End



War is over
If YOU want it
I want it!

The Doors 
The Clash 
The Stooges 
The New York Dolls
Jimi Hendrix
John Lennon 
Nico 
Buckethead
Patrick Gleeson
Richard Beggs 
Bernard L. Krause 
Mickey Hart 
Airto Moriera 
Martin Sheen 
Robert Duvall 
Marlon Brando 
and an incredibly talented supporting cast of musicians, actors, editors and recordists. 


RFW



* In honor of Veteran's Day and the courageous men and women that have fought in past and present wars and those that might fight in (hopefully never to come) future wars, RFW respectfully rewinds  to a set I have been perfecting since 1979!

This Transmission is one of my proudest RFW moments 
and it takes on eerie, frightening and poignant weight
with the current state of the USA. the world
and continued lack of care and respect given to our soldiers and veterans.

The following is the text from the original post:

"Apocalypse Now" almost cost director Francis Ford Coppola his life! It gave to the world a night-fever look at the underbelly of the Vietnam War and burned phrases like "terminate with extreme prejudice" and "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" into our collective brain. 

It's Original Soundtrack is one of the best examples of the marriage of music and cinema. Constructed by Coppola and his father Carmine Coppola, the use of "The End" is so effectively intertwined with the ominous sound of Patrick Gleeson's moog helicopters in the distance that it never fails to invoke chills and visions of the ravaged fields of Vietnam under heavy attack - the flames, the smoke, the sounds and Jim Morrison's dark poetry all synchronized together by them like master-magicians. Francis, I'm still stunned and amazed.

If it has been awhile or if by any chance you have never seen "Apocalypse Now", "Apocalypse Now Redux" or the equally compelling documentary by Eleanor Coppolla "Hearts Of Darkness :A Filmaker's Apocalypse", I recommend that you make it a point to do it today or soon."


Sunday, November 06, 2016

Transmission 6616 - RFW Internationale'


 Musical Globetrotting

Magma
Phil Manazanera
Vodu 155
Africa 70
Plastic Bertrand
Kraftwerk
Dungen


"Me asombre de lo que ha sucedidodododo"

RFW

*The unscheduled back-side-trip to Japan brought us 
Osumu Kitajima 
from the 1975 Antilles release 
"Benzaiten". 
Find it!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Transmission 6516 - Leave Or Not? (The Answer is Blowing In The Wind)


“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be 'morrow”
William Shakespeare

The White Stripes
Yes
Motorpsycho
Johnny Thunders
Traffic
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
Tom Waits
Keith Richards
The Rolling Stones
Paul Simon
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Chris Spedding
Bryan Ferry
Warren Zevon
Harry Nilsson


"Why are you running away?"

RFW

*Concept and photo inspiration courtesy of Charles Laquidara.


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