Saturday, December 30, 2006

HAL16 - GOODBYE 2006!

I thought to myself, "What could I play in todays show that would really make all the girl simians dig me" and then it hit me like a human on my back - "a monkey set"!

We end the year with songs about drugs, Berlin, the war, dolls, love and of course, monkeys! Included in our so-long wave you'll find Ibliss, Isis, Jimmy Witherspoon, Savoy Brown, The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Neil Young, Thin Lizzy, People, Grand Funk Railroad, Chicago, Olivia Tremor Control, Phish, Primal Scream, The New York Dolls, The Beatles, Ten Years After, The Monkees and King Crimson.

HAL16 is a 2 part 128K mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 59.6MB 1:05:09 in length.

Part 2 is 56.5MB 1:01:47 in length.

"It Better End Soon My Friend"


Friday, December 29, 2006

Transmission 5406

Just give me any excuse to play Ronnie Lane with or without his fellow Faces, may they be Small or drunk, and I will get right to it. I received great news of the impending arrival of the new Ronnie Lane DVD "The Passing Show - The Life and Music Of Ronnie Lane" at the RFW studios! Unable to wait another minute for a Lane fix, we roll out today's offering.

We hear a few from Ronnie's Slim Chance band, 1 from his collaboration with Pete Townshend, 2 from the Small Faces and 1 from each of the 4 Faces studio releases. We then continue in a Lane inspired set from the old Small Faces front man Steve Marriott and his Humble Pie, Mr. Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones featuring Ron Wood. I could of went on for days!

Let's have one for Ronnie - Cheers!

T5406 (the last 1 hour show of 2006) is a 58.6MB 128K mp3 1:02:36 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I was born a human baby-many years ago"


Thursday, December 28, 2006


We suffered a bad phono-cartridge that effected a few songs on T5206 and T5306. Both shows have been re-recorded and re-posted. If you are a RFW purist, delete your old files and download the new and improved versions.

Sorry for the inconvenience!


Transmission 5306

Today we exercise our musical muscle with a mixed up set set that had a mind and direction of it's own! Cornelius and Funkadelic serve as unique bookends for a taste of vintage psych courtesy of The Move and The Nazz. Eric Clapton joins Jeff Beck on stage for a couple of numbers while Johnny Winter, Little Feat and Ronald Shannon Jackson check out Van "The Man" Morrison stuck in a blues fishbowl .

T5306 is a 59MB 128K mp3 1:03:24 in length made loud to be played loud.

"Soul is a joint wrapped in toilet paper"


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Transmission 5206

Our musical adventure starts with an astounding journey through Upper and Lower Egypt with Pharaoh Sanders. We then enter a strange land where the Blues and Jazz collide with DJs, turntables and synths guided by Vernon Reid, Air and Medeski Martin & Wood. Hawkwind launches us into the far reaches of space and Jerry Garcia, The Hollies, Python Lee Jackson and Bobby Dylan bring us back home safe and sound. A really diverse travelogue to our audio trip.

T5206 is a 57MB 128K mp3 1:02:33 in length made loud to be played loud!

"You Shouldn't Do That"


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Transmission 5106



Today we celebrate the life and music of one of the undisputed musical Giants of the past 50 years! Soul Brother #1 gets on the good foot and does his thing along with a few loving tributes from Was (Not Was), Hajime Tachibana and Virus. RIP.

T5106 is a 60MB 128K mp3 1:03:59 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I break out-in a cold sweat"


Monday, December 25, 2006

Transmission 5006

A very Merry Christmas Day from Radio Free Wohlman! I really enjoyed having both of my sons join me in the studio for today's edition! Derek (18) programmed the tunes including some tasty Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Bob Marley, Miles Davis and The Doors. Curtis (7) brought some Jimi Hendrix into the mix! The proud Dad kept things running smoothly as possible.

T5006 is a 128K 66.8 MB mp3 1:11:17 in length made loud to be played loud!

"..and I,m digging everything"


Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Christmas Eve To The Radio Free Wohlman Family Around The Globe!
Since I have had my way with the 12 Days Of Christmas, I thought I would put a little historical background on the song. Here is one theory.
I hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Dennis Bratcher
The Twelve Days of Christmas is probably the most misunderstood part of the church year among Christians who are not part of liturgical church traditions. Contrary to much popular belief, these are not the twelve days before Christmas, but in most of the Western Church are the twelve days from Christmas until the beginning of Epiphany (January 6th; the 12 days count from December 25th until January 5th). In some traditions, the first day of Christmas begins on the evening of December 25th but the following day is considered the First Day of Christmas (December 26th).
The origin of the Twelve Days is complicated, and is related to differences in calendars, church traditions, and ways to observe this holy day in various cultures (see Christmas). In the Western church, Epiphany is usually celebrated as the time the Wise Men or Magi arrived to present gifts to the young Jesus (Matt. 2:1-12). Traditionally there were three Magi, probably from the fact of three gifts, even though the biblical narrative never says how many Magi came. In some cultures, especially Hispanic and Latin American culture, January 6th is observed as Three Kings Day, or simply the Day of the Kings (Span: la Fiesta de Reyes, el Dia de los Tres Reyes, or el Dia de los Reyes Magos; Dutch: Driekoningendag). Even though December 25th is celebrated as Christmas in these cultures, January 6th is often the day for giving gifts. In some places it is traditional to give Christmas gifts for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Since Eastern Orthodox traditions use a different religious calendar, they celebrate Christmas on January 7th and observe Epiphany or Theophany on January 19th.
By the 16th century, some European and Scandinavian cultures had combined the Twelve Days of Christmas with (sometimes pagan) festivals celebrating the changing of the year. These were usually associated with driving away evil spirits for the start of the new year.
The Twelfth Night is January 5th, the last day of the Christmas Season before Epiphany (January 6th). In some church traditions, January 5th is considered the eleventh Day of Christmas, while the evening of January 5th is still counted as the Twelfth Night, the beginning of the Twelfth day of Christmas the following day. Twelfth Night often included feasting along with the removal of Christmas decorations. French and English celebrations of Twelfth Night included a King's Cake, remembering the visit of the Three Magi, and ale or wine (a King's Cake is part of the observance of
Mardi Gras in French Catholic culture of the Southern USA). In some cultures, the King's Cake was part of the celebration of the day of Epiphany.
The popular song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is usually seen as simply a nonsense song for children. However, some have suggested that it is a song of Christian instruction dating to the 16th century religious wars in England, with hidden references to the basic teachings of the Faith. They contend that it was a mnemonic device to teach the catechism to youngsters. The "true love" mentioned in the song is not an earthly suitor, but refers to God Himself. The "me" who receives the presents refers to every baptized person who is part of the Christian Faith. Each of the "days" represents some aspect of the Christian Faith that was important for children to learn.
However, many have questioned the historical accuracy of this origin of the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. It seems that some have made an issue out of trying to debunk this as an "urban myth," some in the name of historical accuracy and some out of personal agendas. There is little "hard" evidence available either way. Some church historians affirm this account as basically accurate, while others point out apparent historical discrepancies. However, the "evidence" on both sides is mostly in logical deduction and probabilities. One internet site devoted to debunking hoaxes and legends says that, "there is no substantive evidence to demonstrate that the song 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' was created or used as a secret means of preserving tenets of the Catholic faith, or that this claim is anything but a fanciful modern day speculation. . .." What is omitted is that there is no "substantive evidence" that will disprove it either.
It is certainly possible that this view of the song is legendary or anecdotal. Without corroboration and in the absence of "substantive evidence," we probably should not take rigid positions on either side and turn the song into a crusade for personal opinions. That would do more to violate the spirit of Christmas than the song is worth. So, for the sake of historical accuracy, we need to acknowledge this uncertainty.
However, on another level, this uncertainty should not prevent us from using the song in celebration of Christmas. Many of the symbols of Christianity were not originally religious, including even the present date of Christmas, but were appropriated from contemporary culture by the Christian Faith as vehicles of worship and proclamation. Perhaps, when all is said and done, historical accuracy is not really the point. Perhaps more important is that Christians can celebrate their rich heritage, and God's grace, through one more avenue this Christmas. Now, when they hear what they once thought was a secular "nonsense song," they will be reminded in one more way of the grace of God working in transforming ways in their lives and in our world. After all, is that not the meaning of Christmas anyway?
On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me...A Partridge in a Pear TreeThe partridge in a pear tree is Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, whose birthday we celebrate on December 25, the first day of Christmas. In the song, Christ is symbolically presented as a mother partridge that feigns injury to decoy predators from her helpless nestlings, recalling the expression of Christ's sadness over the fate of Jerusalem: "Jerusalem! Jerusalem! How often would I have sheltered you under my wings, as a hen does her chicks, but you would not have it so . . . ." (Luke 13:34)
On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Two Turtle DovesThe Old and New Testaments, which together bear witness to God's self-revelation in history and the creation of a people to tell the Story of God to the world.
On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Three French HensThe Three Theological Virtues: 1) Faith, 2) Hope, and 3) Love (1 Corinthians 13:13)
On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Four Calling BirdsThe Four Gospels: 1) Matthew, 2) Mark, 3) Luke, and 4) John, which proclaim the Good News of God's reconciliation of the world to Himself in Jesus Christ.
On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Five Gold RingsThe first Five Books of the Old Testament, known as the Torah or the Pentateuch: 1) Genesis, 2) Exodus, 3) Leviticus, 4) Numbers, and 5) Deuteronomy, which gives the history of humanity's sinful failure and God's response of grace in the creation of a people to be a light to the world.
On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Six Geese A-layingThe six days of creation that confesses God as Creator and Sustainer of the world (Genesis 1).
On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Seven Swans A-swimmingThe seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: 1) prophecy, 2) ministry, 3) teaching, 4) exhortation, 5) giving, 6) leading, and 7) compassion (Romans 12:6-8; cf. 1 Corinthians 12:8-11)
On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Eight Maids A-milkingThe eight Beatitudes: 1) Blessed are the poor in spirit, 2) those who mourn, 3) the meek, 4) those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, 5) the merciful, 6) the pure in heart, 7) the peacemakers, 8) those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake. (Matthew 5:3-10)
On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Nine Ladies DancingThe nine Fruit of the Holy Spirit: 1) love, 2) joy, 3) peace, 4) patience, 5) kindness,6) generosity, 7) faithfulness, 8) gentleness, and 9) self-control. (Galatians 5:22)
On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Ten Lords A-leapingThe ten commandments: 1) You shall have no other gods before me; 2) Do not make an idol; 3) Do not take God's name in vain; 4) Remember the Sabbath Day; 5) Honor your father and mother; 6) Do not murder; 7) Do not commit adultery; 8) Do not steal; 9) Do not bear false witness; 10) Do not covet. (Exodus 20:1-17)
On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Eleven Pipers PipingThe eleven Faithful Apostles: 1) Simon Peter, 2) Andrew, 3) James, 4) John, 5) Philip, 6) Bartholomew, 7) Matthew, 8) Thomas, 9) James bar Alphaeus, 10) Simon the Zealot, 11) Judas bar James. (Luke 6:14-16). The list does not include the twelfth disciple, Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus to the religious leaders and the Romans
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Twelve Drummers DrummingThe twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles' Creed: 1) I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 2) I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. 3) He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. 4) He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell [the grave]. 5) On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 6) He will come again to judge the living and the dead. 7) I believe in the Holy Spirit, 8) the holy catholic Church, 9) the communion of saints, 10) the forgiveness of sins, 11) the resurrection of the body, 12) and life everlasting.
Epiphany, January 6

-Dennis Bratcher, Copyright © 2006, Dennis Bratcher

Saturday, December 23, 2006

"On The Twelfth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming"!
Although it is the  Day Of Christmas at RFW and the end of our two week celebration, we officially call our 2 part HAL file special (The First Day of) Christmas 2006. My logic is that this is the First volume of many Day Of Christmas Shows to come in the years ahead! Confused enough? Then let's continue!TwelfthThe Wohlman Christmas Archives is wide open for this yuletide marathon! In this your Twelfth and Largest Christmas Gift you'll find holiday delights from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Detroit Junior, Huey Piano Smith, The Rotary Connection, The Marquees, Rufus Thomas, Harvey Danger, Queen, Sparks, Monty & Marsha Brown, NRBQ, Davitt Sigerson, Leon Russell, Tom Waits, Paul Simon & Steve Martin, The Sonics, The Ramones, Basement 5, Material, Was (Not Was), Martin Mull, Augie Rios, John Scofield, Tchaikovsky, Danny Elfman, Keith Emerson, The Residents, Jesus Christ Superstar, Laibach, The Polyphonic Spree and David Sylvian along with the comic genius of my old WBCN pals Billy West and Eddie G., whose "Christmas Party" compilation is a holiday must!
HAL15 is a 2 part 128K mp3 made loud to be played loud.
Part 1 is 57 MB and 1:02:28 in length.
Part 2 is 65 MB and 1:10:36 in length.
I wish the Radio Free Wohlman Family around the world Merry Christmas!
"I want to be your Santa"

Friday, December 22, 2006

Transmission 4906

"On The Eleventh Day Of Christmas my true love gave to me, eleven pipers piping". Your papers please-we'll I've only got a pipe-then you better come with me!

It's finally here, Christmas Weekend! Today you get your 11th and final (small) Christmas Gift from under the RFW Tree before the 2 -hour HAL 15 Spectacular - The First Day Of Christmas which will be posted on 12/23! This time it is an achingly funny 12 Pains Of Christmas, a punky Silent Night and a brutal Twas The Night Before Christmas from Bob Rivers, The Dickies and Henry Rollins.

We also fit in lots of Sister tunes from the likes of the MC5, Spoon, Mahogany Rush, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, the New Bomb Turks, The Kinks, Elton John, The Black Crowes, Mott The Hoople, Be Bop Deluxe, The Rolling Stones, Sufjan Stevens and Death In Vegas!

T4906 is a 64.1MB 128K mp3 1:10:04 in length made loud to be played loud!

"one goes out-they all go out"


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Transmission 4806

"On The Tenth Day Of Christmas my true love gave to me, ten lords a-leaping". It looks like frog legs for dinner!

The big day is almost here and the celebration continues at RFW. Your 10th Christmas Gift will have you jumping for joy with a swinging Louis Prima, a devilish James White and a pleading James Brown. The rest of the program is equally engaging with music from Cornelius, Schneider TM, The Temptations, The Tubes and Robert Fripp. You also get some of the most amazing live Zep that I have ever heard, dating back to March of 1969. I also realize that I did not back-announce the song played by The Sights called Suited Fine from their self-titled 3rd release. It's right there between The Bees and Badfinger! They are a great band and this was one of my favorite albums of 2006! Sorry Guys!

T4806 is a 66.24MB 128 mp3 1:12:21 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Santa Claus, your my last hope, please Lord have mercy, don't make me suffer so"


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Transmission 4706

"On The Ninth Day Of Christmas my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing". I think we need a bigger house!

This mountainous edition of RFW includes musical peaks from PFM, Frank Zappa & The Mothers and 2 from Leslie, Felix and Corky. Your 10th Christmas Gift delivers the goods in a sensitive, introspective and beautiful set including Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro and The Pretenders!

T4706 is a 68.7 12k mp3 1:15:07 in length made loud to be played loud!

"It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees"


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Transmission 4606

"On The Eighth Day Of Christmas, my true love gave to me eight maids a-milking". Every man needs a maid(s)!

It is so close I can hear sleigh bells-oh, it's a sleigh bells sound effect record-no matter, here is your 8th Christmas Gift from under the RFW Christmas Tree. Aural ornaments from The Band, Procol Harum and Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band. We also get into it with Haruomi Hosono, Peter Gabriel, Soft Cell, Joy Division, Roxy Music, David Bowie and Lou Reed!

T4606 is a 59.4MB 128K mp3 1:04:58 in length made loud to be played loud.

"There ain't no Santa Claus on the evening stage".


Monday, December 18, 2006

Transmission 4506

"On The Seventh Day Of Christmas my true love gave to me, seven swans a-swimming". Who gets to clean the cages?

Today's Seventh Christmas Gift from under the RFW Tree is overflowing with the seasonal sounds of The Residents, The Partridge Family and The Monkees. Before you get to rip the paper off these delights, you will journey back to 1971/1972 Germany with Gila, Brave New World, Eiliff, Electric Sandwich and Coupla Prog!

T4506 is a 128K 76.5MB mp3 a whopping 1:23:35 in length!

"Christmas Time is here again"


Saturday, December 16, 2006


"On The Sixth Day Of Christmas my true love gave to me, six geese a - laying"! Which came first the goose or the egg?

Oh what a lucky person you are! Your 6th Gift under the RFW Christmas Tree is a R&B delight with Ike & Tina Turner and Prince having a Kung Fu Christmas! The show itself is full to the brim with a tasty brew. Turn it up and you will find Agitation Free, Climax Chicago Blues Band, Comets On Fire, East Of Eden, Frank Zappa and the Mothers, Isotope, J.J. Cale, Jeff Buckley, Jean Luc Ponty, Jimi Hendrix, Julian Cope, Kevin Ayers, Mission Of Burma, National Lampoon, Richard & Linda Thompson, Ricki Lee Jones, Secret Machines, and Sonic Youth!

HAL14 is a 2 part 128K mp3 made loud to be played loud.

Part 1 is 54.9MB 1:00:01 in length.

Part 2 is 67.6MB 1:13:56 in length.

"Santa Claus is making the Soul Train scene, pickin' out his beard with Afro Sheen"


Friday, December 15, 2006

Transmission 4406

"On The Fifth Day Of Christmas my true love gave to me, five golden rings"! I said - "what no birds"?

Your 5th Christmas Gift comes from a Beach Boys surf and hot-rod point-of-view thanks to Brian and the band, The Ventures and Untamed Youth. We really cook with Wallenstein, Herbie Hancock, Little Milton, The Premieres, Traffic and Zabrinskie Point music from The Pink Floyd. It really is beginning to look allot like....

T4406 is a 128K 59.7 MB mp3 clocking in at 1:05:14, made loud to be played loud!

"please everybody, if we haven't done what we could have done - we've tried".


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Transmission 4306

"On The Fourth Day Of Christmas my true love gave to me, four calling birds". Now we know where the Avian Flu came from!

Today's festive edition generously gives you your 4th Christmas Gift, this time containing Hawaiian good cheer from Arthur Lyman and Morgan, cool yule sounds with Edward "Kookie" Burns and Eels and trip a to Spain with Pee Wee and El Vez! We also get a drop-in visit from The James Gang, Jethro Tull, Donovan, Carlos Santana, Rare Earth, Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Neil Merryweather's Space Rangers. Nice!

T4306 is a 128K 67.5MB mp3 1:13:45 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Baby Jesus, born to rock"


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Transmission 4206

"On The Third Day Of Christmas my true love gave to me, three french hens". I forgot that there was such a bird fetish going on in that song!

Not only does this edition of RFW deliver your 3rd Christmas Gift of Holiday Tunes from Arthur Lyman, Morgan, Edward "Kookie" Byrnes, Eels and El Vez, it also hits you with a crunching selection of melodies. Helmet and Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion gets away with Black Merda. Buick MacKane, Spacemen Three and Brian Eno Play With Fire and Ten Years After and The Apples In Stereo Litter with an Action Woman! Turn this one up!

T4206 is a MU 128K 60MB mp3 1:05:37 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Christmas is coming, are you coming too?"


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Transmission 4106

"On The Second Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two turtle doves". Our transmission continues in a holiday frame of mind and you'll find your second musical gift under the RFW tree!

I love to go Under The Covers with you and explore original versions of tunes and pair them up with selected covers. We do this with great results with "Every Little Bit Hurts", "Tighten Up", "Piece Of My Heart", "Mustang Sally" and "Warning"! We end the show with seasonal sounds from Angel, Jon Anderson, ELP and Six By Seven.

T4106 is a MU 128K 62 MB mp3 1:07:51 in length made loud to be played loud.

"Hear the angels join the choir"


Monday, December 11, 2006

Transmission 4006

"On The First Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a Partridge in a pear tree". I partied with Danny once at a live broadcast- it involved tequila and he forget his shirt when he left! Enough said?

I come to this edition of RFW bearing your Christmas Present #1! It includes yuletide selections from The Three Wisemen, Winston Tong and Christina. The bulk of the show is from The Wohlman Concert Archives where we break out some rare assorted Neil Young , Primal Scream and The Who!

T4006 is a MU 128K 56MB mp3 1:01:33 in length.

"Good Morning midnight, it's Christmas"


Saturday, December 09, 2006


The power of the music found in today's transmission along with the connection of The RFW Family across the globe will make this a true group experience. All you need to do is Listen!

Included in this trip into our group middle ear(s) you will find Amon Duul 2, Arto Lindsay & Marc Ribot, Bill Withers, Caribou, Elton John, Garland Jeffreys, Ice, Jeff Beck Group, Jim Pepper, Joe Walsh, John's Children, Johnny Thunders, Leon Russell, Lothar & The Hand People, Me'Shell Ndege'Ocello, Patti Smith Group, Public Image Limited, Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble, State Of Bengal, T Rex, The Amboy Dukes and a cameo from Little Becky to end this marathon in a Christmas mood (sort of).

HAL13 is a 2 part 128K mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 57MB 1:02:28 in length.

Part 2 is 59.MB 1:04:35 in length.

"listen very closely to the sound of my voice"


Friday, December 08, 2006

Transmission 3906

There is nothing corny about today's avant hard transmission from the experimental wing of The Wohlman Archives. The imaginative minds of Art Zoyd, The Residents, Tortoise and Pink Floyd combine to create a mind-bending hour of adventurous sounds!

T3906 is a MU 128K 59.8MB mp3 1:05:25 in length made loud to be played loud.

"if you can call it a tune"


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Transmission 3806

We get very Purple in this Deep transmission of Radio Free Wohlman! If we were to do a complete history of this great band, this would be Part 2 of 3. It covers the band and it's members new and old from 1971 to 1988!

Included in this smashing collection of power chords you will hear The Ian Gillan Band, Rainbow, The James Gang and and 6 DP rockers.

T3806 is a MU 128K 56MB mp3 1:01:40 in length made loud to be played loud!

"wait for the ricochet"


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Transmission 3706

I went the spontanious route for today's edition of RFW and it really made for an interesting and entertaining show. There's action Down In The Bunker with The Steve Gibbons Band, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac. Feeding of each other we find Traffic, The Bees, Neil Young and The Isley Brothers, and In From The Storm we find The Mamas and The Papas and Eddie Hazel. Watch out for the family jewels!

T3706 is a MU 128K 57MB mp3 1:02:23 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Ohh what a beautiful body"


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Transmission 3606

The Blues is not about feeling bad, to me it's more of an attitude. There are times in life when things do not go well - so instead of keeping it all bottled up - sing about it. From the Mississippi Delta to downtown Chicago to your house via RFW - this is the Blues.

This time around you get bookend tunes from the Winter Brothers along with sounds from Muddy Waters, Elmore James, John Brim, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and an over the top Jimmy Page.

T3606 is a MU 128K 59.3MB mp3 1:04 :50 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I despise you because your dirty, but I love you 'cause you're home"


Monday, December 04, 2006

Transmission 3506

Drip Drip is just one of the many delights waiting for you in today's edition of RFW. The acid campfire sounds of Comus along with Roger Chapman's Streetwalker join Can and admitted krautrock fans and followers like The Buzzcocks, Secret Machines, Primal Scream and Ippu Du in a blissed out trip down the Autobaun!

T3506 is a MU 128K 61.2MB 1:06:54 in length made loud to be played loud.

"...and the tap drips-drip, drip, drip, drip.........."


Sunday, December 03, 2006


A little bit of this and a little bit of that all gets mixed into our potpourri of brown paper melodies. A few suggestions from the RFW Family, an acoustic jam session, lot's of live stuff from the Archives, choice vinyl tidbits, a new unreleased gem and a sexy funk workout to close things out dripping in sweat.

Inside you'll find Arthur Brown, Captain Beefheart, Cheap Trick, Chris Spedding, Dalek i, Devo, Faust, Richard Newall - aka The King Biscuit Boy, Led Zep, Link Wray, Mountain, Queen, The Apples In Stereo, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, Sweet, Tortoise with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, West, Bruce and Lang and Wolfmother. Exhausting but invigorating!

HAL12 is a 2-part MU 128K mp3 made loud to be played loud.

Part 1 is 54.9MB and1:00:00 in length.

Part 2 is 61.5 MB and 1:07.16 in length.

"Turn up your stereo"


Friday, December 01, 2006

Transmission 3406

Radio Free Wohlman now has listeners in over 90 countries around the globe and our musical family is growing daily. Thanks for spreading the word!

To celebrate our world-wide domination, we jump into the Time Machine and set the controls for a globe-trotting backward progression into the 70's which includes stops in Japan with the Far East Family Band, Brazil with Mutantes, The Netherlands with Supersister, Italy with PFM and a begining and ending freak-out with Germany's Orange Peel.

T3406 is a MU 128K 57.8MB 1:03:14 in length made loud to be played loud!

"You can't change them all - we still try to change"


Thursday, November 30, 2006

Transmission 3306
Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong wrote one of the all-time great songs! I Heard It Through The Grapevine made it to the top of the charts and has been covered by hundreds of artists since it's 1968 debut.

Today's transmission of RFW squeezes every drop of juice we can get out of renditions by Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight & The Pips (Remixed), Bill Frissell, CCR and The Slits. From there we sample rare vintage Black Grape and Moby Grape straight off The Vines with Adrian Belew and Cream and get drunk with a Foghat Chateau Lafite '59 Boogie. (Hic-up!)

T3306 is a MU 128K 56.7MB mp3 1:01:56 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'm just about to lose my mind"


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Transmission 3206

On today's transmission of RFW, we take a dark, spastic, disjointed and perverted journey into the multi-faceted musical output of Mike Patton. This twisting and turning thrill ride includes an aural barrage fromThe Dillinger Escape Plan, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Love Age, Tomahawk, Moonchild and Fantomas. Not for the weak at heart!

T3206 is a MU 128K 56.7MB mp3 1:01:56 in length made loud to be played loud.

"Be aggressive and teach me a lesson"


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Transmission 3106

I love the fact that Rock and Roll has it's own language! Bip Bop Bip, Biff Bang Pow and A Wop Bop A Loo Lop A Lop Bam Boo need no translation. Today's rockin' edition is bursting at the seams with music from Litttle Richard, The Creation, Don Covay and Mott The Hoople. We then enter outer space with a Mushroom suite filled with Joe Cocker and Toots and the Maytals and alien soundscapes from Radio Head, David Bowie and Harry Nilsson. Far out!

T3106 is a MU 128k 57MB mp3 1:02:18 in length made loud to be played loud.

"this chaos is killing me"


Monday, November 27, 2006

Transmission 3006

Today's episode of RFW goes from a death wish Switch with Golden Earring and Siouxsie and the Banshees, to a camera set with Spoon, Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer and then ends with an ambitious world wide collaboration led by Ryuichi Sakamoto to spread the word of Zero Landmine tolerance.

T3006 is a MU 128K 59.5MB mp3 1:05:02 made loud to be played loud.
"Watch the muscle twitch"


Saturday, November 25, 2006


Today's two-hour RFW HAL File special really succeeds with my main objective, to cross-pollenate the decades and genres of music and all it various sub-divisions. Everything is in there including the......!

In today's transmission you'll find: The Bees, John Cale, Cockney Rebel, Wayne County and The Electric Chairs, Holdger Czukay, Bob Dylan, The Eyes, The Future Sound Of London, Willie Hutch, Les Fleur de Lys, Les Vampyrettes,The Black Keys, The Black Heart Procession, Bob Marley, The Mars Volta, Curtis Mayfield, The Merry Go Round, The Monkees, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Primal Scream, The Ramones and Stiff Little Fingers.

HAL11 is a 2 Part MU 128K mp3 made loud to be played loud.

Part 1 is 55 Mb 1:00:08 in length. Part 2 is 57.5MB 1:02:54 in length.



Friday, November 24, 2006

Transmission 2906

This really fun edition of RFW features a great performance of Moon In June by The Soft Machine recorded live on The John Peel BBC show. We paint a lovely picture using various shades of Red featuring Ozzy, The 21'st Century Schizoid Band and The Crimson Jazz Trio. And last but not least, our W set includes Warm Dust, Wigwam, Wire and a great closer from Walpurgus. Hot Doggie!

T2906 is a 128K 60.5MB mp3 1:06:08 in length made loud to be played loud.

"Let's hear it for music"


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Transmission 2806

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the Radio Free Wohlman Family! I,m glad you could join us for dinner. Already seated at the table you will see Ray and Dave Davies and the rest of The Kinks, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. George and Ringo are at the kids table. In the family room watching the game you'll find Jefferson Airplane, James Brown, Neil Young and Crazy Horse! In the kithchen helping Ma, I see Brian Wilson, The High Llamas, The Byrds, Procol Harum and Wishbone Ash!

T2806 is a MU 128K 56.8MB mp3 made loud to be played loud.

"Come on over, it's Thanksgiving Day"


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Transmission 2706

Jimmy, Robert, John and Bonzo were the quintessential band. Sex and drugs were prominent along with satanism, mysticism, misogyny and mystery, but they were all secondary to the music. Even on a bad night, Zeppelin was the best live show anywhere - hands down!

Today's edition of RFW gets deep into the Wohlman Live Concert Archives for some choice live Plant, Page, The Yardbirds and The New Yardbirds! We also dip into a bit of Bonham drumming and John Paul Jones bass bashing!

T2707 is a MU 128K 58MB mp3 1:03:35 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I think I see my brother comin', ridin' many a mile"


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Transmission 2606

Radio Free Wohlman does not condone drug use of any kind. But today's transmission got very stony (knock, knock, knock!) Peter Tosh tells us to Legalize It - that even judges smoke it. (Hey it's Dave man let me in!) Rita Marley teaches Smokey and his classmates about Sensimilia and Sameti lights up a Big Fat Brother Joint of High Fidelity's Cheba Cheba. (Dave's not here man!) Joe Cocker took the entire party out to A Child's Garden Of Grass to listen to some tunes and get stoned with the Black Crowes while Chris Rush and Barry Levington rolled a kilo with the Sunday Times and ended up seeing Pot Head Pixies in a Flying Teapot from the Planet Gong! (No I'm Dave!) Do we have any Oreo's?

T2606 is a MU 128K 56.6MB mp3 made loud to be played loud!

"It's going straight to my head"


Monday, November 20, 2006

Transmission 2506

The warden had a party in the county jail......The Big House is not a place that most of us will ever visit, but in this edition of RFW life on the inside is described in desperate musical detail by Eric Burdon and Faces, while 10cc loads up with Rubber Bullets. We also check out new music from Scotland with Aereogramme, meet the Disco King with David Bowie and visit The Waitresses in Akron, Ohio. Rounding things out we jam to Terry Reid, Donovan, and Yoko Ono!

T2506 is a MU 320K 138MB mp3 1:00:28 in length made loud to be played loud.

"If you see me in the corner with a chip on my shoulder, don't blame me"


Sunday, November 19, 2006


I keep a notebook to write down ideas for songs, sets, segues, etc.(how retro). I do not always have time to play every song I have considered for a show and over the weeks the unused tune list increases in size and potential. Today's transmission feeds off that list and proves that there is nothing sloppy about seconds.

Our adventure includes visits from John Cale, Captain Beefheart, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Eddie Hazel, Embryo, Family, Flanger, Guns 'n' Roses, Isis, Japan, Janis Joplin, Magazine,The Modern Lovers, Red Kross, Slade, The Stooges, War and The Yardirds.

HAL10 is a 2 part MU 320K mp3 made loud to be played loud!
Part 1 is 146MB 1:04:03 in length. Part 2 is 138MB 1:00:35 in length.

Please keep the comments, questions and suggestions coming. Sometime soon we will do a HAL all request special!

"I said I got no money, he said that ain't necessary"


Friday, November 17, 2006

Transmission 2406

The Night Sun created the perfect back light for this edition of RFW which Comes Down with Lemon Jelly, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Kin Ping Meh. We go back to basic rock and roll with Barry and The Remains and The Beatles and sit in the back seat with Beatle Paul, Crabby Appleton, Brian Wilson and Big Star. And for the that needed crunch factor you'll find The Sex Pistols, PIL, The Stones, Peter Hamill and Howlin' Wolf!

T2406 is a 320K 139MB 1:00:52 in length made loud to be played loud. If you have been enjoying the show, please let me know! These artists deserve your support!

"Farewell My Fair-weather Friend"


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Transmission 2306

A Black Diamond Kiss from The Hip Death Goddess and a very Iggyish set from Death In Vegas, Brain Donor and DMX are only half of the musical delights in today's edition of Radio Free Wohlman. We also go to Metropolis with Kraftwerk and Squeeze and walk Along The Red Edge with help from Robert Fripp. We Leave Again with Savoy Brown and catch our collective breath!

T2306 is a 320K 141MB mp3 1:02:01 in length made loud to be played loud. Your comments, questions and suggestions are welcomed and I ask that you please support the artists played on RFW.

"Out on the streets for a living...."


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Transmission 2206
A touch of mandatory culture during today's Radio Free Wohlman transmission as we all go to the opera. Sitting in our private box, I see The Olivia Tremor Control, Queen, Neil Young and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Out in the lobby getting some air are Bill Laswell, Pavarati and Puccini. The Pretty Things are having a smoke and in the bar we find The Kinks and ELO. How high-brow can you get?
T2206 is a MU 320KB 141MB mp3 1:01:48 in length made loud to be played loud. Put your suggestions, comments and questions in the box and please support the artists played on RFW.
"...have some class, it's a fucking opera"

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Transmission 2106
Whatever you do, think twice before you mail yourself in a crate as a surprise Gift to your estranged lover. This is the moral of one of the many stories in today's edition of Radio Free Wohlman. We also hear the tale tales of Tweeter and The Monkey Man and Suicide Sally and Johnny Guitar! And for added padding, The Barbarian with a Double Barrel braves an Idiot Wind to improve his Private Life while rocking out to A Fast Driving Rave Up!

T2106 is a MU 320K 139MB mp3 1:00:56 in length made loud to be played loud. Please explore the music of the artists played on Radio Free Wohlman. If you have not done so already, I would love to hear your comments, questions and suggestions.

"Then she sank down to her knees, grasped the cutter by both handles, took a deep breath, and plunged the long blade through the middle of the package, through the masking tape, through the cardboard, through the cushioning and (thud) right through the center of Waldo Jeffers head, which split slightly and caused little rhythmic arcs of red to pulsate gently in the morning sun".


Monday, November 13, 2006

Transmission 2006

A weekend trip to Lone Ranch Beach in Oregon during high tide with a very wild surf inspired today's edition of Radio Free Wohlman. Down by the seashore we find Pete Townshend with and without The Who and Jimi Hendrix jamming with Edgar Froese on a Tab In The Ocean with the Sunset Surfer! Can you hear the waves?

T2006 is a MU 320K 138MB 1:00:40 in length made loud to be played loud. Please support the artists played on Radio Free Wohlman and feel free to leave your comments, questions or suggestions.

"Let the tide in and set me free"


Saturday, November 11, 2006


Ever since I was a very young kid, dancing with my older sister and her girfriends to her stacks of 45's, I have been addicted to vinyl. I love the shape of the album, the smell, the feel, the hole, the cover, the artwork, the liner notes, the inside sleeve with all the little of pictures of more albums. My records are my friends! Here you see yours truly posing in The Wohlman Vinyl Archives.

Enough of a set up, let's rock. Our RFW Record Party comes entirely from wax-clicks, pops and all. Take of your shoes and get your bare feet slapping on the floor with Kevin Ayers, The Baker-Gurvitz Army, Bloodwyn Pig, Robert Calvert, Eric Clapton, Ian Dury, Fad Gaget, Michael Fennelly, Fleetwood Mac, Harmonia, The Hoodoo Gurus, John Hiatt, The Kinks, Mott The Hoople, The OJay's, Paris, The Alan Parsons Project, Piper, The Rolling Stones, Snakefinger, The Stranglers, The Surfaris, Talking Heads, Three Man Army and Roy Wood!

HAL9 is a 2 part MU 320K mp3 made loud to be played loud.

Part1 is 137MB 59:52 in length.

Part2 is 139MB 1:00:53 in length.Thanks for listening and please support these artists and your local used record store (if you can find one left).

"The Tiger-As It Happens-Was A Lion",


Friday, November 10, 2006

Transmission 1906

The only thing Phil Manzanera's Enotonic Bible Black was missing was Starless, so Robert Fripp and his Crimson Red partners added it to the mix while Vernon Reid and Yohimbe Brothers ask the Quicksilver questions Who Are You? and Who Do You Love?

T1906 is a MU 320K 140MB mp3 1:01:16 in length made loud to be played loud. Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcomed and remember to please support the artists played on Radio Free Wohlman.

"I'm a space(d) cowboy"


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