Sunday, January 30, 2011

Transmission 1411

Take two words & and in the middle and you have the inspiration for this connecting set of songs from Pat Travers Band, Van Halen, The Distractions, Unit 4 + 2, Tommy James, The Upsetters, Little John, J.B. Lenoir, Lonnie Mack, Riff Ruffin, Paul Lamb, The Rolling Stones, James Burton, Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding, Alex Chilton, Nick Lowe, Al Green, Blitzen Trapper and Neil Young!

T1411 is a 68.4mb 128k mp3 1:14:45 in length made loud to be played louder!

"moan for love"


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Transmission 1311

RFW has never smelled so fragrant - so breath in the the scent of Lords Of The New Church, The Lords Of Altamont, Art Guy, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, R.T. & The Pot Lickers, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, Freddie King, Aphrodelics, Chrome, Eyeless In Gaza, Yoko Ono featuring Spiritualized, Basement Jaxx, The Hobbits and Archaia!

T1311 is a 66.1mb 128k mp3 1:06:44 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I love Daffodils"


* The opening song in today's art-damaged dance set is actually Richard Dorfmeister's Wild Motherfucker remix of Rollin' On Chrome by Aphrodelic as found on Kruder Dorfmeister's The K & D Collection! 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Transmission 1211

Let's rock beneath the waves in our chartreuse submersible. The bands beginning to play include The Drums, The Apples In Stereo, Groundtruther, America, Graveyard, R.E.M., and Thomas Dolby. The flip side of  this underwater undertaking features a loving rendition of Side One of the original Yellow Submarine lp with Beatles covers from Los Fernandos, Jamie Hoover, Friends, Fanny, Journey and Echo & The Bunnymen. Full speed ahead!

T1211 is a 54.3mb 128k mp3 59:21 in length made loud to be played louder!

"air valves hissing open, half her pressure blown away"


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Transmission 1111

Music composed or inspired by three masters - Moussorgsky, Ravel and Fripp as performed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Isao Tomita, Kazuhito Yamashita, Jeff Beck, Albert Brooks and King Crimson!

T1111 is a 57.2mb 128k mp3 1:02:30 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I love you"


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Transmission 1011

A glittering package indeed - get swept up in the glam-roar of Eno, Roxy Music, Seventh Wave, Ultravox!, John Kongos, Gary Glitter, T. Rex, Slade, Jet, Sparks, Roy Wood, The Flaming Lips, The Alan Parsons Project featuring Steve Harley, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Velvett Fogg and David Bowie. A true goldmine of sounds.

T1011 is a 71.6mb 128k mp3 1:18:12 in length made loud to be played loud!

"we were so turned on"


* The picture above is of Johnathan Rhys-Meyer from the excellent 1999 movie "Velvet Goldmine". The name of the armadillo in his one-piece skin-tight Ziggy-like rock-wear is unknown. The flick which also stars Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale is a must screening for all!

Ewan lets his inner-Iggy run "Wilde" on TV Eye!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Transmission 911

I turned the big double-nickle today, so I threw myself a rockin' party! Help yourself to the lukewarm Fresca, dip into the ice cold Velveeta Cheeze Whizz and dig Herman's Hermits, Donovan, The Black Angels, The Temptations, Rare Earth, Delroy Wilson, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Dave Fiuczynski, Mission Of Burma, Kings Of Leon and The Ruby Stars. We're gonna have a good time!

T911 is a 56.8mb 128k mp3 1:02:05 in length made loud to be played louder!

"electrical banana is going to be a sudden craze"


Minutemen music from Double Nickles On A Dime!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Transmission 811

Let's get a dose and a trim with selections from Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour with David Bowie, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Electric Orange and We're Late For Class!

T811 is a 56.8mb 128k mp3 1:02:06 in length made loud to be played louder!

"ever so high"


*Floyd Lawson was a fictional character on The Andy Griffith Show played by Howard McNear. The character was inspired by a real barber in Andy Griffith's hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina named Russell Hiatt who regularly cut the young Griffith's hair. As recent as 2010, the real life "Floyd" still cut hair daily at "Floyd's City Barber Shop" in Downtown Mt. Airy.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Transmission 711

I believe in long-distance love affairs, collect obscene calls and that the term smart-phone is an oxymoron! Dial 1-RFW-T711 for music from Urban Verbs, Tuff Darts, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, The 101ers, Kratwerk, The Faint, Rene Lussier, Tobacco, Surplus Stock, Deftones, Geroge Smith, Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, Johnny Otis & Marci Lee, John Lee Hooker, The Quintones, General Echo, The Conception Corporation and 10cc.

T711 is a 61.3mb 128k mp3 1:06:48 in length made loud to be played louder!

"Don't Hang Up"


Friday, January 14, 2011

Transmission 611

Let's get right to this Friday night session with Radiohead, Radio Stars, Radio Birdman, ACDC, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Monkees, The Sex Pistols, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Search, Alan Pound's Get Rich, Cal Green with The Midnighters, Paul McCartney, Wilco and Menomena! No bullshit included.

T611 is a 56.9mb 128k mp3 1:02:10 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I feel I'm showing my age"


Sunday, January 09, 2011

Transmission 511

For all those who would be king, this march of musical monarchs includes royal offerings from Bert Lahr off of The Wizard Of Oz OST, XTC, Jellyfish, King Biscuit Boy, King Floyd III, King Alex & The Untouchables, King Tubby, Joe King Carrasco & The Crowns, Long John Baldry, The Band, Graham Nash, Bang, King Black Acid, Fad Gadget, Iggy Pop, The Birthday Party, King Kahn & His Shrines, King Pleasure, King George Discovery, Mogwai, John Cale, Neil Young, William Shatner and Elton John!

T511 is a two-part 128k mp3 made loud to be played louder!

Part 1 is 61.6mb and 1:07:23 in length.
Part 2 is 56.7mb and 1:01:57 in length.

"long live the king"


* I just realized, after the fact, that yesterday marked the 75th Anniversary of the birth of Elvis Presley (just a little spooky) So enjoy this performance of Teddy Bear by The Residents as seen nationwide on the wonderful old NBC series Night Music, their video of Don't Be Cruel from the classic The King And Eye and this perfect mashed version of Jailhouse Rock. All hail The King!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Transmission 411

A bit of opening heat, a bass based tribute, several random selections and  recollections of a 1974 triple bill are all featured in this session that includes The Doors, The Animals, John Lee Hooker, Mick Karn* in several incarnations - solo/in collaboration with Yoshihiro Hanno/with Polytown and as a member of Japan, Deerhoof, Roky Erikson, Tin House, Bedlam, Blue Oyster Cult and Black Sabbath!

T411 is a 58.mb 128k mp3 1:04:25 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I'm bad"


* We lost another great one. This is the headline on the Mick Karn website - "It's with profound sadness that we have to inform you that Mick finally lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at 4.30pm today, 4th January, 2011 at home in Chelsea, London. He was surrounded by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all." The All-Star Dead Band has a new fretless bass player. Jam on!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Transmission 311

Sunlight and Darkness are the musical themes explored by Carlos Santana & Alice Coltrane, Adrian Belew, The Youngbloods, Phil Upchurch, Art Zoyd, Earcandy, Bill Laswell and Yellow Magic Orchestra!

T311 is a 55.8mb 128k mp3 1:00:57 in length made loud to be played louder!

"that's the way she feels about you"


Sunday, January 02, 2011

Transmission 211

The VU-Tensity of today's outing comes courtesy of Reiko Ike, Kukumbas, *The Ughs!, Cannonball Adderley, The Primitives and The Velvet Underground!

T211 is a 54.3mb 128k mp3 59:22 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I couldn't hit it sideways"


*Could The Ughs actually be The Residents in double disguise?

**The poster above is from 恐怖女子高校 女暴力教室, aka Terrifying Girls' High School, the 1972 "pink film" directed by Norifumi Suzuki and starring Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Rika Sudo, Ema Ryoko, Nobuo Kaneko and Rena Ichinose. Highly recommended (let the clip load before viewing to avoid the buffer pauses)!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Transmission 111

Singular selections from Metallica, Soulive, Comets On Fire, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Flys, Dirty Blues Band, Elmore James, Aerosmith, Syl Johnson, Harry Nilsson, Pink Floyd, and King Crimson! This is the One!

T111 is a 57.3mb 128k mp3 1:02:37 in length made loud to be played louder!

"One is the lonliest number that you'll ever do"


Back to 1979 for some Sparks!

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