Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Transmission 15207

Brownsville Station featuring Cub Koda does the Martian Boogie and Prince Jammy has a close encounter of the dub kind - and we've only just begun! We flashback to the 70's with Mother's Finest and The Isley Brothers and go out the Back Door with Rhinoceros. Don "Sugarcane Harris and Haze precede a closing monster improv piece by the French legends Red Noise featuring Patrick Vian! Freedom rock!

T15207 is a 57.4MB 128k mp3 1:02:41 in length made loud to be played loud!

"suddenly this little bitty green hand holding a ketchup bottle came into view, and I freaked cause the guy sittin' next to me was a martian"


Monday, July 30, 2007

Transmission 15107

Not only did Nektar have a great logo, they were a rocking band with much imagination and a legendary live show. You get a nice taste of their studio work with with Desolation Valley off of A Tab In The Ocean. Also built in to this offering, you'll find Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Buzzcocks, The Jam, The Teardrop Explodes, live Canned Heat from the Topanga Coral, Mahogany Rush, Otis Span and following the Nektar, we chant our way to a tree shaking close with Peter Gabriel.

T15107 is a 56.5 MB 128k mp3 1:01:43 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Pleased to meet you, nice to know me, what's the message?, will ya show me?"


Saturday, July 28, 2007


Time to hang out with people whose company I enjoy (you) listening to bands that have been close to me for so long they seem like old friends - Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, The Dirty Mac with John Lennon, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Adrian Belew, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, The Who, Jeff Beck, The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, David Bowie and some Zappa/Beefheart Mothers!

HAL47 is a 2 part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 57MB and 1:02:14 in length.

Part 2 is 58.3MB and 1:03:47 in length.

"if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow"


Friday, July 27, 2007

Transmission 15007

It's warp(ed) speed right out of the gate with The Olivia Tremor Control, Tomorrow and William Shatner from his 1968 classic The Transformed Man! Then it's sophomore efforts from Slade, The Pretty Things and Howlin' Wolf*. Things get spacey with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and two varieties of Isis. We finally spin wonderfully out of control with Wire, The Ponys and a heavy metal blast from Todd Rundgren .

T15007 is a 59MB 128k mp3 1:04:28 in length made loud to be played loud!

"the girl with kaleidoscope eyes"


*I mentioned that Moanin' At Midnight was the second Howlin' Wolf album and I wanted to both clarify and explain the chain of events. In fact, the above mentioned 1959 release was his first official full length which was recorded for Chess Records. However, the Crown Records album Howlin' Wolf Sings The Blues contains sides cut for Modern and RPM in the early Fifties and although not released until 1962 it is considered by many to be his first due to it's content. Confusingly, the self titled album Howlin' Wolf, assumed by many to be his first was the second on Chess also released in 1962. Therefore, it would be his third for the sake of this conversation. What?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Transmission 14907

First, let's get something straight. The new Thurston Moore solo release is called Trees Outside The Academy. During today's show, I inadvertently added the number 11 to the title (beat me with oddly tuned guitars). But the title cut is number 11 and there are 11 songs in today's show! Along with this controversy you will find impressive live Tommy Bolin, ex-Doors music from The Butts Band and reggae featuring and dedicated to Prince Far I courtesy of Singers And Players. We are held Spellbound by Siouxsie And The Banshees, speed down the Autobahn with Thomas Dinger and share the covers with Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and Ronnie Wood! Who knows(?) maybe there are 11 trees outside the academy!

T14907 is a 58MB 128k mp3 1:03:22 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I been good, I been good while I been waitin', Maybe guilty of hesitatin', I just been holdin' on, Seven more days, all that'll be gone"


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Transmission 14807

Color blind and blurring the front line, it's a black and white family affair on RFW with Sting & Gil Evans doing Hendrix, a gender-bending Prince, mind-blowing sounds from The Delfonics, re-mixed Rare Earth, an epic facade from The Temptations, Motown translated by Secret Machines, a freaky flashback from Axiom Funk and Funkadelic themselves proving that a Funk Band Can Play Rock!

T14807 is a 56.2MB 128k mp3 1:01:25 in length made loud to be played loud!

"beware of the pat on the back, it just might hold you back"


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Transmission 14707

We focus on early solo Jon Lord from Windows and Roger Glover from The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast featuring such purplish friends as Glen Hughes and Ronnie James Dio and step into the Live Archives for a deep instrumental workout circa the 1970 Deep Purple In Rock Tour that highlights both Lord and Richie Blackmore performing extended solos!

T14707 is a 56.8MB 128k mp3 1:02:06 in length made loud to be played loud!

"get yourselves together for the feast and for the ball"


Monday, July 23, 2007

Transmission 14607

We start in cloud of Sweet Smoke and breath in the sounds of Art Jackson's Atrocity, Marc Ribot, John Zorn, Eddie Gale and Katamaran.

T14607 is a 63.3MB 128k mp3 1:09:12 in length made loud to be played loud!

"some say star light-star bright, sometimes I see stars all night"


Saturday, July 21, 2007


The voltage is high and the juice is flowing as we plug into this shockingly diverse set! Brace yourself for Electric Light Orchestra, Electric Frankenstein, Electric Sandwich, Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, Xhol Caravan, Two Lone Swordsmen, Fluke, Polysics, Alex Skolnick Trio, Black Sabbath, Cathedral, Electric Wizard, Heavy Cruiser featuring Neil Merryweather, Jonas Hellborg Kollektiv, The Beastie Boys, Talking Heads, Spiritualized, Be Bop Deluxe with Bill Nelson, Julian Cope, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Captain Beefheart and some live Sonic Youth, Black Oak Arkansaw and Steve Hillage to complete the charge. Worth the risk!

HAL46 is a 2 part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

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

Part 2 is 56.1MB and 1:01:17 in length.

"And so in the sky shines the electric eye"


Friday, July 20, 2007

Transmission 14507

Friday is fast, strong and leaping at RFW with a Superman set featuring Stereophonics, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Suzi Quatro and Yellow Magic Orchestra. A Sailing set with Motorpsycho, XTC and Creedence Clearwater Revival and an opening blues blast courtesy of Otis Rush & Albert King, John The Revelator and killer live Savoy Brown. Look - up in the sky.....!

T14507 is a 58.2MB 128k mp3 1:03:36 in length made loud to be played loud!

"love is a virus"


The photo of George Reeves, the Superman I grew up with on TV, is courtesy of CapedWonder.com a wonderful Superman imagery site celebrating the legacy of Christopher Reeve.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Transmission 14407

One the best bands to ever come out of the San Francisco Bay Area was Flamin' Groovies and that is a big statement. But just one listen to the classic Slow Death from this Dave Edmunds produced EP will surely make you a convert as well -(and don't call me Shirley)! The Death trip continues with The Dead Kennedys and the always impressive Julian Cope. We start with the funk soul thump of The (New) Rotary Connection, a former member of that legendary band Minnie Ripperton and Me'Shell NdegeOcello. The Clash, Bob Marley and Roots Radics Band bring it to JA with help from Bill Laswell and we come to a chaotic ending with The Stooges and The Soundtrack Of Our Lives working out some TV related Angst! Time to go cool down!

T14407 is a 56.2MB 128k mp3 1:01:27 in length made loud to be played loud!

"It's just a mainline"


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Transmission 14307

I bought the album pictured above, Cochin Moon by Hosono and Yokoo, many years ago when I was heavy into all things Yellow Magic Orchestra. It's beautiful cover and groundbreaking electronics make it a rare collectors item in 2007. When teamed with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Japan from Tin Drum it makes a wonderful Asian diversion! We start in Boston with the mighty J. Geils Band followed by Don Covay, Humble Pie, Roxy Music, Human League, and Cockney Rebel. The show ends with a pounder from Mott The Hoople and a dangerous Une Nuit A Paris with 10cc. Magnifique!

T14307 is a 57.4MB 128k mp3 1:02:42 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'm Shaft and Superfly all rolled into one"


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Transmission 14207

Along with the "magic" sounds of Mushroom with Eddie Gale, we also digest new music from Caribou and Microfilm. The pulse quickens with the arrival of Jimi Hendrix, Dave Fiuczynski, Dead Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Television, Lou Reed and The Viola Crayola. The show comes to a blue close with a short stop in Chicago featuring Chess titans Howlin' Wolf, Koko Taylor and Buddy Guy!

T14207 is a 57.1MB 128k mp3 1:02:25 in length made loud to be played loud!

"got my electronic dream"


Monday, July 16, 2007

Transmission 14107

We go to church when Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles rip up the floorboards at the Fillmore West with help from The King Curtis Band! The funk builds with Bobby Womack and James Brown and from the Jazz Wing of the Archives we come to a boiling close with Henry Threadgrill and Jing Chi. Front pew seats!

T14107 is a 55.5MB 128k mp3 1:00:37 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'm gettin the Spirit In The Dark"


Saturday, July 14, 2007


A bunch of friends sitting around playing a stack of old records - what better way to spend a few hours. Our backwards walk thru the Archives serves up Paul, George, Ringo and John solo tunes, a chill producing set from Harry Nillson, music to dance to from Harvey Averne Bario Band, Bohannon, Talking Heads and The Meters and a touch of blue Sonny Boy Williamson and Bacon Fat. Thanks to a rebellious HAL, we end up taking the RFW Time Machine back to 1970 and find ourselves in the front row at Carnegie Hall - on stage - Jethro Tull!

HAL45 is a 2 part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 56.5MB and 1:01:43 in length.

Part 2 is 59.3MB and 1:04:52 in length.

"stop making sense"


Friday, July 13, 2007

Transmission 14007

It's a meat and potatoes type show for our Friday delight! Hot and juicy portions of Johnny Winter And, Nils Lofgren, Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Slade, Janis Joplin and The James Gang. Pass the sauce!

T14007 is a 57.5MB 128k mp3 1:02:52 in length made loud to be played loud!

"take chance on love"


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Transmission 13907

We enjoy guitars and 20 Small Cigars with the help of Le Concert Impromptu & Bossini, Jean Luc-Ponty, Frank Zappa and Chris Rush all jamming in the RFW Smoking Lounge. Outside in the fresh air, all tuned up and ready for a guitar exhibition we have Marc Ribot, Kazumi Watanabe, Bruce Kaplan and Sir Richard Bishop! Smoking!

T13907 is a 61.1MB 128k mp3 1:06:50 in length made loud to be played loud!

"three of these gave cancer to a stone"


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Transmission 13807

It's time to twiddle a few pots, flip a few switches and patch into an early e-music set from Peter Baumann, Edgar Froese, Raymond Scott, Klaus Schultz and Tangerine Dream. Plug me in!

T13807 is a 58.4MB 128k mp3 1:03:48 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Isn't it strange what a headache can do to a beautiful day?"


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Transmission 13707

Because of my habit of doing my show with headphones at exquisitely loud volume for over 33 1/3 years, I often say that I'm going deaf for a living. Today's show was a big set back. My ears are still ringing as I write this post thanks to Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno, Black Sabbath and King Crimson! What?

T13707 is a 56.5MB 128k mp3 1:01:37 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I like it"


Monday, July 09, 2007

Transmission 13607

Our communal Trip builds in intensity with Randy California disguised as Kapt. Kopter And The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds, Haymarket Riot, Kim Fowley, Purple Gang and live Sonic Youth.. The soft creamy muti-colored center is filled with Velvet Underground, David Bowie, 13th Floor Elevators, Boss Hog, The Third Bardo, The Underdogs and The Uniques. We come down to an exotic mixture of Joy Division, Nicky Skopelitis and Yonin Bayashi!

T13607 is a 59.3MB 128k mp3 1:04:51 in length made loud to be played loud!

"She always turns up, but she's always turned down"


Sunday, July 08, 2007


After a day of music and sobering information, today's show is just another way to keep this subject matter high on our collective list of objectives. We start off with a trip to the Live Archives for extended pieces from Agitation Free, Pink Floyd, Bloodrock, Camel, and Gong! Then our Earth opera debuts with special appearances by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Julian Cope, Pluramon, Emitt Rhodes, Jesu, The Doors, Bo Diddley, Krokodill, Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, Soundgarden and The Kinks.

HAL44 is a 2 part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 57.1MB and 1:02:28 in length.

Part 2 is 58.9MB and 1:04:21 in length.

"We'll sit in the trees and eat bananas all day"


Saturday, July 07, 2007


Our regularly scheduled program has been postponed due to an imminent global crisis!

Radio Free Wohlman urges you to join Al Gore and the worldwide music community today for the very admirable Live Earth. There are various Internet, radio and television transmissions throughout the day. Enjoy the music, help spread the message and join us here tomorrow for HAL44-LIVE/EARTH.


For official Live Earth info click here!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Transmission 13507

The Residents were obviously big fans of the four moptops and not only lovingly desecrated their famous "Meet The" cover for their own debut, they also created the ultimate Beatles song Beyond The Valley Of A Day In The Life and backed by a wonderful version of Flying, released it as the ultra-rare The Residents Play The Beatles and The Beatles Play the Residents. Even the artwork of the classic vinyl single is time-capsule great! I hope John and the lads accepted this underground badge of honor with understanding and pride, themselves leaning toward the avant-garde. Preceding the above mentioned madness you will find The Beach Boys, Crosby Stills & Nash and The Beatles from a great Lennon & McCartney single. We get stony with Ryuichi Sakamoto, The Rolling Stones, The International Submarine Band, Muddy Waters and Patto, then it's off to Babylon with the New York Dolls, Blue Cheer, Supersister and The Thievery Corporation!

T13507 is 56.6MB 128k mp3 1:01:54 in length made loud to be played loud!

"We Love You - of course we do"


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Transmission 13407

A Journey into crazy world of Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come is just one of the many exotic trips on today's agenda. We kick things off with a few new releases including The White Stripes, Spoon, Bloc Party and The Chemical Brothers. The Afro Celt Sound System is joined by Robert Plant and Scientist, Prince Jammy & The Root Radics get all dubbed out. Jah Wobble is betrayed, Irman Schmidt & Kumo communicate with Bobby Womack and we end things in New Orleans with Eddie Bo and Chris Kenner. I like it just like that!

T13407 is a 56.3MB 128k mp3 1:01:35 in length made loud to be played loud!

"We are Time Captives"


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Transmission 13307

Happy 4th of July from RFW! The USA and the ideals of Freedom and Independence are at the core of today's show. Included in our holiday soundtrack are The Tubes, Frank Zappa with and without The Mothers, Traffic, Grand Funk, Bruce Springsteen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Edgar Winter's White Trash featuring Rick Derringer, Simon & Garfunkel, The Nice, Wilco, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Warts and all, I'm Proud To Be An American!

T13307 is a 55.5MB 128k mp3 1:00:39 in length made loud to be played loud!

"two chickens in every garage"


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Transmission 13207

The Mollusk, Seeds Of Love and other subjects are musically integrated for your aural consumption. Hawkwind, T Rex and The Hollies start with flair, followed fast by the slow hand of Eric Clapton & Cream and Tears For Fears. Bob Seeger & The Silver Bullet Band, The Ramones and Mogwai fill the middle and Wings and Ween bring it home. Loose and fun!

T13207 is a 55.9MB 128k mp3 1:01:04 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Sunspot Baby, she sure had a real good time"


Monday, July 02, 2007

Transmission 13107

The Ghost Dance was a religious movement incorporated into numerous Native American belief systems performed in accordance with Jack Wilson's teachings among the Navada Paiute in 1889. Terje Rypdal starts off today's show with Ghostdancing, followed by the Orb remix of Material, Bob Welch's Paris, Ten Years After, Eric Burdon & The Animals and an impressive noise from Explosions In The Sky!

T13107 is a 56.9MB 128k mp3 1:02:12 in length made loud to be played loud!

"that ain't no way to have fun, son"


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