Monday, April 30, 2007

Transmission 8607

Teenage hormones are running rampant in our monstrous show which includes tunes from Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads, Kiss, Red Kross, Ray Davies, UFO, Tomorrow, John Lennon, Bjork and 2 off the new one from Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. What an After School Special!

T8607 is a 55.8MB 128k mp3 1:01:01 in length made loud to be played loud!

"when the sun goes down and the moon comes up, I turn into a teenage goo goo muck"


Saturday, April 28, 2007

HAL33 - TESTING 1, 2, 3

Stick on your backstage pass and lets watch the show from the wings. On the bill - live and loud from the Wohlman Concert Archives - it's Blondie, Television, Elvis Costello, Derek & The Dominoes, Blue Oyster Cult, Cactus, Bob Dylan, Free, Phillip Catherine, Painkiller, Damo Suzuki's Network, Mission Of Burma, Paul McCartney & U2, The Apples In Stereo, The Bees, The Vines, Fleetwood Mac and Ryuichi Sakamoto. What a line-up!

HAL33 is a 2 Part 128 mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 58MB and 1:03:21 in length.

Part 2 is59.5MB and 1:04:59 in length.

"You're such a lovely audience, we'd like to take you home with us, we'd love to take you home"


Friday, April 27, 2007

Transmission 8507

I was thinking of a cool new nickname for myself and was very disappointed when I discovered that Devastatin' Dave - The Turntable Slave was already taken. Back to the drawing board.

In the meantime, we spend some quality musical time with Neil Young, Jeff Beck, Ronnie Lane & Ron Wood, XTC and Sammy Hagar. Devastatin'!

T8507 is a 66.3MB 128k mp3 1:12:25 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'll wet my socks, pretend we just got caught in the rain"


You can reach out to the actual Devastatin' Dave here!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Transmission 8407

There goes your cholesterol, not to mention your waistline! Sit yourself down and get ready for a Soul Food feast fit for a king and queen. Rufus Thomas does the ordering at Mary's Place where King Curtis is in the kitchen stirring up a big pot of Memphis Soul Stew.. Then the main 8 course meal continues with Light Of Darkness, The Bar-Kays, Patti Smith, Afrika Bambaata, James Brown, Rotary Connection, Soul Savers and Soulive and a meal ending desert from The Rolling Stones. RFW has Soul!

T8407 is a 59.1MB 128k mp3 1:04:36 in length made loud to be played loud!

"your brain seems bruised with numb surprise"


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Transmission 8307

Our Soundtrack To The Movies Playing In A Deserted Cinema is missing only the slowly fading images that will be provided by your brain. Included in this collection of abandoned celluloid sounds is music from Robert Fripp & The League Of Crafty Guitarists, Agitation Free, John Zorn, Cluster, Pete Namlook & Richard Hawtin, Coil, Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic and Brian Eno!

T8307 is a 55.9MB 128K MP3 1:01:08 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Would you like butter on that popcorn?"


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Transmission 8207

A friend and protege of Jimi Hendrix, Velvert Turner never rose above his "wanna-be" reputation and following the release of his long deleted 1972 debut album, started a long slide into the musical shadows until his death in 2000. We kick things off with The Velvert Turner Group's 3 O'clock Train, followed by tunes from Groundhogs with a young T.S. McPhee on guitar, Nucleus led by Ian Carr and a beat heavy freak fest with A3, Almamagretta, Roxy Music, Tranquility Bass, Ultravox, Suicide and Ruts DC VS Mad Professor.

T8207 is a 60.2MB 128k mp3 1:05:51 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Oh what have I done?, Let's hear it for Frankie"


Monday, April 23, 2007

Transmission 8107

The Marvel Comic's Power Tools included Buzz Saw, Drill, Handsaw, Jackhammer, Pick Axe, Triphammer and my favorite, Vice. The Power Tools trio featured in our jazzy edition of RFW features Bill Frisell, Melvin Gibbs and Ronald Shannon Jackson! Also included in our never-ending fight against bad music is Edward Vesala, Jack DeJohnette, Kazumi Watanabe, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and Miles Davis re-translated by Bill Laswell. POW!

T8107 is a 57.3MB 128k mp3 1:02:39 in length made loud to be played loud!

"that's how I spend my Sunday mornings. I hope it applies to any day - morning, noon or night"


Click here for more information about the Marvel Comic Power Tools!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Tune In & Turn On (A Sixties Happening)

This collaboration with the mysterious Elvis "Sparkles" Bowie* explores the inner-reaches of your psychedelic mind. Along with random bursts of multi-colored light, our trip back to the end of a wild decade includes selections from Tommy James & The Shondells, The Vanilla Fudge, Donovan, Iron Butterfly, The Animals, Blue Cheer, The Buffalo Springfield, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, The Yardbirds, The Electric Prunes, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, The Zombies, The Troggs, Them, The Amboy Dukes, Crow, Shadows Of Night, The Seeds and a perfect End from The Doors. Very far out man!

HAL32 is a 2 Part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 64MB and 1:09:56 in length.

Part 2 is 63MB and 1:08:52 in length.

"I think that maybe I'm dreaming"


* Today's Executive Producer Elvis "Sparkles" Bowie is in reality Frank DiMarzo from my hometown of East Boston, one of my oldest and best friends. The majority of the concerts I saw in my teenage years, I saw with Frank. Thank you for the participation my brother.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Transmission 8007

Our Friday romp is a horny affair designed blow, baby blow! Featured are tunes by The Greatest Show On Earth, Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Frank Zappa, Axiom Funk with Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, Defunkt, Martin Mull and Miles Davis. Aphrodisiac brass!

T8007 is a 59.1MB 128k mp3 1:04:33 in length made loud to be played loud!

"what you going to do?"


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Transmission 7907

The spotlight is on Christine (Perfect) McVie*! I was and still am a sucker for her voice and here you can hear why. Inside, I feature music from Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac and her solo career as both Ms. Perfect and McVie. And that's not all - Aerosmith rocks The Joint with the Mac's Rattle Snake Shake and the Shaking continues with Otis Redding, The Five Du-Tones, Junior Walker & The All Stars, and The Swinging Blue Jeans. We close things up with a wild blend of O'Rang, Chroma Chord and Wire. Perfect!

T7907 is a 57.5MB 128k mp3 1:02:54 in length made loud to be played loud!

"interrupting my train of thought - lines of longitude and latitude"


*Christine Anne Perfect was born on July 12, 1943 in Birmingham, England. A breakout star with the late sixties English blues band Chicken Shack, she recorded The Legendary Christine Perfect LP in 1970. After meeting and marrying bass player John McVie, and with the subsequent leaving of Peter Green, she joined him in his namesake band Fleetwood Mac, playing her first official gig as a member in New Orleans on August 8, 1970. Her amazing musical tenure in Fleetwood Mac was finally validated with their 1998 induction into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band was also awarded with a Lifetime Achievement nod at the Brit Awards, and received several Grammy nominations for "The Dance". For her full bio visit

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Transmission 7807

It's Monkey Brain Sushi* for all during today's multi-course banquet! We begin with an appetizer of Jansen, Barbieri & Karn, Paul Haslinger and The Books. Our main course includes Krokodil, Climax Blues Band, Bryan Ferry and Joy Division. To top of the meal, we indulge in a rich dessert of Julian Cope, The Wildhearts, David Bowie and Cream. Boy am I full!

T7807 is a 58.3MB 128k mp3 1:03:47 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'm the one"


*According to the urban legend debunker site, one of the most well-known reports of monkey brains being consumed in China happened around 1948. The account describes a live monkey brought to a dinner table, place and secured in a hole in the center of the table. A tool of some sort is used to slice open the top of the creature's skull, and its brains are scooped out and consumed raw. This practice was said to not only be a rare treat, but also it also brought forth medicinal healing properties for those who ate the monkey brains. The monkey did not fare as well.

Click the picture of "Chilled Monky Brains" or here to visit Indiana

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Transmission 7707

There is nothing like a challenging game of Chess. Skill, strategic thinking, and great music? You are white and the Opening Move is yours from Gryphon and Queen. The battle continues with Isilders Bane, Danny Gatton & Joey Francesco and Gentle Giant. The final move is mine, as The Black Queen marches down the board and declares Checkmate! *Can you guess the name of the cult TV show that supplied us with the photo above?

T7707 is 60.8MB 128k mp3 1:06:30 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'll play the game and never ever lose"


* Episode #11 "Checkmate" of The Prisoner.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Transmission 7607

Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace* is just one of the many herbal varieties in today's RFW garden of delights. Lemon Jelly takes us for a Space Walk, Japan lives the Quiet Life and we can dance with James to the Fourth Power - Misters Brown, Chance, Carter and Blood Ulmer. The last herb to burn is a massive slab of live Mandrake Root from early Deep Purple Mach 2! And does it burn!

T7607 is a 65.7MB 128k mp3 1:11:50 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Mama come here quick and bring me that lickin' stick"


*Leroy “Horse Mouth” Wallace, so named because of his wide and tooth-full grin, was one the top reggae session drummers of the mid-70s and star of the "Rockers" movie. But when he took the mic, as he did only occasionally, the results were stunning. Today's selection "Herb Vendor", a wonderfully bizarre record, was originally issued on Lee Perry’s Justice League label. I mistakenly called him Larry during the show - apologies Leroy!

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Remember soup? This hearty RFW stew is seasoned with tasty spices from all over the the musical map. The recipe is easy - add the following ingredients :

Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Humble Pie, Black Uhuru, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Primal Scream, Aerosmith, Warren Zevon, Garland Jeffreys, The James Gang, Fad Gadget, Buick MacKane, Iggy Pop & James Williamson, The Allman Brothers, Muddy Waters, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Can, Patti Smith, Paul Simon and The Monkees.

Mix well and heat to a rapid boil!

HAL31 is 2 Part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 55.1MB and 1:00:12 in length.

Part 2 is 55.4MB and 1:00:32 in length.

"Its a turn-around jump shot, its everybody jump start, its every generation throws a hero up the pop charts, medicine is magical and magical is art, the boy in the bubble, and the baby with the baboon heart"


Friday, April 13, 2007

Transmission 7507

We are live from Sodom (that's me above in the flowing copper robe) as Gomorrha gives us Trauma and Grobschnitt brings us all on a Sun Trip! In between, like a krautrock sandwich, we do it it up Friday style with The Misunderstood, Wire, The Fratellis, The Magic Elf, Egg, Emitt Rhodes, a few old singles from William Bell and Willie Nix and a powerful workout from Wolfmother and Trans Am! Achtung!

T7507 is a 68.3MB 128k mp3 1:14:36 in length made loud to be played loud!

"women and children first"


The picture displayed is Sodom and Gomorrha, a 1598 creation by Gillis (Aegidius Sinapius) Mostaert, Flemish painter born in 1534.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Transmission 7407

Round 2 of Songs Without Words turns 7 pieces into a seamless suite. Featured are Russian Circles, Hoelderlin, Bill Laswell, Mushroom, Art Fleury, Matmos and World Standard who also provide us with us our vocal coda, Cowboys Don't Cry (Hank Williams Lost Lyrics). SShhh!

T7407 is a 58.3MB 128 mp3 1:03:43 in length made loud to be played loud.

"Listen to me all you cowboys, when I die will one of you sing - I'm going away, where the whippoorwills stay, and bury my guitar with me"


Transmission 7307

I am a long time card carrying member of the Todd is godd Club and get goose pimples listening to a young Mr. Rundgren with The Nazz going Under The Ice! The new music continues with tunes from Mondo Diao, The Bees, Apparat, The Arctic Monkeys and The Ataris. We get a a double dose of fusion with Toto Blanke's Electric Circus and The Mahavishnu Orchestra and go back to couple of great songs from The Lords of the New Church and The Prisoners. We are on a role!

T7307 is a 59.1MB 128k mp3 1:04:36 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Is there any love in the whole world?"


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Transmission 7207

The famous critic Pauline Kael (pictured above) once said "Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art: it is the part the schools cannot recognize". That genuine pearl of wisdom is part of the foundation that RFW is built upon and is a common thread of continuity between today's selections. All of the music in today's show is from 2006 or 2007 and all carry the infectious and melodic gene of irresponsibility. Inside you'll discover some of the newest creations from Aereogramme, Motorpsycho, The Apples In Stereo, The Shins, Kaiser Chiefs, Ghost, Yoko Ono, The Rapture, Hot Chip, I'm From Barcelona, Black Heart Procession, Beirut, The Arcade Fire, Noisettes and Deerhoof.

T7207 is 57 128k mp3 made 1:02:17 in length made loud to be played loud.

"This will be my favorite song. This will be my favorite album."


Monday, April 09, 2007

Transmission 7107

The first time I saw Nils Lofgren was when his old band Grin opened for West, Bruce and Laing in the early 70's. I will always remember him playing great lead guitar as he was flipping in mid-air courtesy of his ever-present trampoline! After an extensive solo career and stints with Neil and Bruce, it's easy to forget the 4 long out of print Grin releases. We take The Weight from their last and also rock hard with Metallica, Black Sabbath, Guns & Roses and Nirvana. The gaps are filled with music from The Doors, Rush, Be Bop Deluxe, Rick Danko, The Who and ZZ Top!

T7107 is a 58.1MB 128k mp3 1:03:33 in length made loud to be played loud!

"your the weight I've been waiting for"


The musical selections for T7107 came courtesy of my oldest son Derek, his buddy Mark (a future Marine) and close friend Professor Scott Lewis (former radio dj,/present teacher/musicologist) who I let loose in The Wohlman Archives!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Happy Easter from the RFW Family! We take a reverent, but not too reverent look at the religious side of this holiday. No songs about rabbits or eggs here. Our themes are no less than Easter, Heaven, Jesus and God Him/Her/Itself! Appearing in our Easter Parade is Patti Smith, Robert Fripp, Art Zoyd, John Lennon, Cornelius, The Who, Pearl Jam, Bauhaus, Randy Newman, Spiritualized, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jethro Tull, Martin Mull, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Jesus & Mary Train, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tom Waits, Nirvana, Queen, Cheap Trick, Talking Heads, The Elgins, Tamam Shud, Robert Plant and Frank Zappa & The Mothers.

HAL30 is a 2 Part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 57.7MB and 1:03:02 in length.

Part 2 is 58.3MB and 1:03:45 in length.

"God is a concept by which we measure our pain"


Friday, April 06, 2007

Transmission 7007

OK kids, gather around and I'll read you a story about a building. A big building that sucks blood! The band Alcatraz gives us a krautrock rarity - the title cut from their legendary album Vampire State Building! Also on the elevator to the observation deck, you'll find Grandaddy, Tom Petty, Oakley Hall, Tool, King Crimson and The Beach Boys. Pleasure explores the funky Ghetto's Of The Mind where we score Hand Shake Drugs with Wilco.

T7007 is a 59.3MB 128k mp3 1:04:47 in length made loud to be played loud.

"If I could, I would wish it all away"


Elizabeth Levy is the writer of over 80 wonderful fiction and non-fiction books. You can visit her site at

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Transmission 6907

Today's show is full of ear candy, so headphones are highly recommended! The Olivia Tremor Control contributes music from a unrealized film script Dusk At Cubist Castle with the mind blowing Green Typewriters. Frank Zappa & TMOA sing about Brown Shoes, Faust and The Moody Blues take us Higher while The Dream Syndicate and Toots & The Maytals do some roots rockin'!

T6907 is a 56.1MB 128k mp3 1:01:20 in length made loud to be played loud!

"quit school, why fake it"


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Transmission 6807

It is one of those concerts that everyone and their Mother claims to have attended. The date was February 16, 1979 and the Boston area was fertile ground for the exploding Punk Scene of the day. On stage at The Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge - The Clash, Bo Diddley and The Rentals! Pictured above is a rare photo of Jeff & Jane Hudson and fellow Rentals Psuedo Carol and Billy Bacon proving without a doubt that they were there! I was too - no really!

Inside I play a cut from each of the bands on that historic bill, as well as music from The Jam, Stevie Wonder, Thirsty Moon, Dillinger, Bill Laswell's Dub Chamber and we end with a trip to the Circus with Kin Ping Meh!

T6807 is a 57.3MB 128k mp3 1:02:37 in length made loud to be played loud!

"the music - the music - the music"


You can find out more about the music and lives of my old friends Jeff & Jane Hudson at

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Transmission 6707

A trip on the Trans-Europe Express with Kraftwerk has us sitting between Franz Schubert and Franz K. As we gain speed and hurtle down the tracks, we turn up the volume on Shankar & Caroline, Frigid Pink, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, The Stooges, The Sonics, The Teardrop Explodes and we reach our final destination with Roxy Music at the home town of The Bogus Man. All aboard!

T6707 is 57.8MB 128k mp3 1:03:13 in length made loud to be played loud.

"until you realize, it's just a story"


Monday, April 02, 2007

Transmission 6607

Although he passed away in 1994 at age 54, Sonny Sharrock's influence is still very evident in many of today's most respected and admired guitarists. Inside you'll hear Sonny and his vocalist/wife Linda Sharrock jamming hard on Miss Doris from the long lost 1975 release Paradise. The show also features music from Fever Tree, Pearls & Brass, Emitt Rhodes with The Merry Go Round, Nick Gilder, Focus, The Lonely Bears, Wilco and an ending stunner from Jesu!

T6607 is a 59.9MB 128k mp3 1:05:30 in length made loud to be played loud!

"When she goes downtown, she walks like she just don't care, care"


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