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"


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Transmission 1806

The Hurdy Gurdy Man was seen Skylarking with XTC and Russel Mills. While in the Room of Sixteen Shivers, Massive Attack Funk's All Night with Mad Professor and meanwhile back in the World Party, Stevie Wonder and James Brown take you to the bridge movin' and groovin' like a Sex Machine. Damn that's fine stuff.

T1806 is a MU 320K 143MB mp3 1:02:39 in length made loud to be played loud. Please leave your comments, questions and suggestions and support the artists played on Radio Free Wohlman.

"...and he's bringing songs of love...",


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Transmission 1706

When recently updating the Radio Free Wohlman blog, I noticed on the neo-counter that I had a visiting listener from China. One out of 1,306,313,812 is not bad, so to welcome the new Chinese member of the family and to celebrate the true world-wide reach of RFW, we take a musical journey to this far-away land.

Along for the trip we have The Tights, The Dead and Electric Sandwich. My good buddy Greg Kihn is hangin' out in Chinatown with Thin Lizzy and The Move. Miles Davis and Johnny Thunders let their heavenly presence be known and Red Rockers, Kenny Wan and Patti Smith end things in a Chinese frame of mind.

T1706 is a MU 320K 139MB mp3 1:00:45 in length. I always appreciate comments, questions and suggestions. Please supprt the artists played on Radio Free Wohlman.

Joi gin,


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Transmission 1606

We follow The Flight Of The Phoenix on this edition of Radio Free Wohlman and we find Grand Funk and Wishbone Ash venting with Tricky and The Stones. Paul Weller Jams with The Pixies and Mike Harrison controls the bleeding of the LCD Soundsystem.

T-1606 is a MU 320K 141MB mp3 made loud to be played loud. I encourage you to leave your comments, questions and suggestions and please support the artists played on Radio Free Wohlman.

But I was there,


Monday, November 06, 2006

Transmission 1506

Are you gonna be there - at The Love In? The Chocolate Watchband, Can and Love and Rockets are all going! Jim Caroll is Too Late to attend, but we just got confirmation from Pere Ubu, Queen, Jeff Parker and Don Covay and dancing down by that Crazy River, we'll find Robbie Robertson and The Band. It seems so real, you can almost smell that guy letting his freak flag fly! Whew.....

T-1506 is a MU 320K 142MB mp3 made loud to be played loud. Your comments, questions and suggestions are welcomed. Please support the artists played on Radio Free Wohlman.

Make Love-Not War,


Saturday, November 04, 2006


There is nothing like live music and our 2-hour Radio Free Wohlman HAL File Special delivers the goods. Our line-up is a dream bill of performers captured in the moment . Like a snap-shot, these shows are frozen in time. I am very grateful to be able to re-experience them with you. On stage we have The Bees, Cream, Delaney, Bonnie and Friends, Faces, Humble Pie, Nils Lofgren, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Santana, Kieth Richards, The Ramones, Wilco and Frank Zappa. Get out your lighter and let's get live!

HAL8 - Live is a two part 320K mp3 made loud to be played loud.

Part 1 is 137MB and 1:00:03 in length.

Part 2 is 141MB and 1:01:40 in length.

Don't eat the brown acid,


Friday, November 03, 2006

Transmission 1406

Some Velvet Morning Kate Moss, Grace Slick and Nora Jones were all together singing a Gris-Gris boogie a la John Lee. They fell silently with Chis Squire and Sucker punched a Peeping Tom. Served him right to suffer the blues man mutters as Terje Rypdal rides a Carouselambra made of Led until the end was near. Was it a dream?

RFW-T1406 is a 320K 138MB MP3 made loud to be played loud. Please support the artists played on Radio free Wohlman. Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcomed.

A 2 hour HAL File Special on Saturday!


Thursday, November 02, 2006


Transmission 1306

The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007 were announced and we tip the Radio Free Wohlman hat to these fine and deserving artists. Congratulations go out to Chic, The Dave Clark 5, Van Halen, Patti Smith, The Stooges, Joe Tex, REM, Ronnie Spector and Grandmaster Flash and His Furious Five.

RFW-T1306 is a 320K 138MB 1:00:27 MP3 made loud to be played loud. Please support the artists played on Radio Free Wohlman. Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcomed.

Apologies to Grandmaster Flash, I will get a copy of The Message asap!


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Transmission 1206

I think someone spiked the Love Potion #9 with some Love Potion #25 and things got out of control during this episode of Radio Free Wohlman. From krautrock Xhol to a Liverpool twosome Revolution. Porcupine Tree's Clash with Blondie and thru The Doors you can hear The Soundtrack Of Our Lives make Garbage bleed. What a night!

RFW-T1206 is a 320K 138MB MP3 made loud to be played loud. Please support the artist played on Radio Free Wohlman.

Everything is groovy,


Transmission 1106

We get a glimpse of the future with Trans Am, get retro with the futuristic Kraftwerk and dream of a future where the women have taken over as realized by Jim O'Rourke, who also does time with Sonic Youth. Matmos has sex, The Kinks give you what you want and the Small Faces sing about a girl in the.... public relations business. Comets On Fire, NRBQ and Wire round out anther exciting edition of Radio Free Wohlman.

RFW-T1106 is a 320K 138MB MP3 made loud to be played loud. Please leve your comments, questions or suggestions.

I'll meet you in the FUTURE...


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