Sunday, July 31, 2011

Transmission 9011

Rockin' like it was 1964, this king-sized show includes Theophilus London, Elvis Presley, Wolf Gang, Radiohead, Teddybears, Amon Duul 2, Boredoms, Steve Roach & Erik Wallo and King Crimson!

T9011 is a 59.1mb 128k mp3 1:04:36 in length made loud to be played louder!

"shim-sham-shimmy wanna holler and shout"


* Although recorded in 1964, "Wolf Call" appeared in the 1965 Elvis flick "Girl Happy" that also featured Jackie Coogan - the child-star side-kick of Charlie Chaplin in "The Kid" and the unforgettable Uncle Fester in TV's "The Addams Family".

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Transmission 8911

As expected, my collaboration with Mrs. Pam RFW, pictured above with Angus, turned out to be a highly combustible affair. Turn up Van Hagar, AC DC, Local H, Prince, The Notorious B.I.G., Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne, Nirvana, Guns 'n' Roses and Def Leppard!

T8911 is a 55.3mb 128k mp3 1:00:29 in length made loud to be played extremely loud!

"you get me closer to God"


Friday, July 29, 2011

Transmission 8811

It wasn't the first time that Jimmy Page was accused of "borrowing" a song without giving credit or royalties. This time, he took "Dazed and Confused" by the man who later went on to write the "Be Ahhhhh Pepper" jingle and put his own name on it as the author - Whole Lotta Balls (hats off to Willie Dixon)!

Enjoy the original version and more as we crank up the newly rewired RFW studios with Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, the aforementioned Jake Holmes, The Yardbirds, The Firm, Tones On Tail, Magazine, Sufjan Stevens, The Jayhawks, The Doors, The Len Price 3 and The Who!

T8811 is a 66.8mb 128k mp3 1:13:02 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I feel like a mouse and you act like a cat"


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Transmission 8711

The incredible and influential music of Yellow Magic Orchestra is presented chronologically in the studio and on the stage. As good as it gets!

T8711 is a 77.2mb 128k mp3 1:24:25 in length made loud to be played louder!

"listening to the radio full blast"


The 1979 stop at the Greek Theater in LA

Dolphinicity from the 1993 Technodon Live show at the Tokyo Bowl

Here is YMO performing the Ryuichi Sakamoto composition War and Peace from the 2007 Live Earth concert in Japan!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Transmission 8611

Heavy metal indeed - not for the musically squeamish - we sample strange tastes from the Japanese Wing of The Wohlman Archives. Brace yourself for YBO², World Standard, Chiu Ishiwaka, Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Hair Stylistics, Hoppy Kamiyama, EP-4, Ground Zero and Hanadensha!


T8611 is a 65.1mb 128k mp3 1:11:09 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I Like Percussion"


*The picture is from the highly reccomended 1989 film by Shinya Tsukamoto - "Tetsuo, The Iron Man"!

Enjoy this rare footage of YBO2 live in Japan circa 1990  featuring Masashi Kitamura, Tatsuya Yamida and K.K. Null!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Transmission 8511

The thing is that this show is out of this world. Be astounded by SBTRKT, The Glitch Mob, M83, Gillian Welch, Fleet Foxes, Eno, Seun Kuti & The Egypt 80, Handsome Furs, Cults, Lonnie Johnson with Victoria Spivey, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The Temptations and Basement Jaxx VS The Metropol Orkest!

T8511 is a 148mb 320k mp3 1:04:52 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I can't tell you who to sock it to"


*I mastered this show as a 320k mp3. Do you notice the difference? Let me know!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Transmission 8411

The sound changes as Danny Torrence's Big Wheels bike goes from carpet to hard-wood floor in the corridor of the The Outlook Hotel. The sound of fear is palatable in the voice of Wendy Torrence warning her husband as she wields a baseball bat and the sound of Jack Torrence typing all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy is just as chilling as his subtle demonic transformation. These moments and the entire film The Shining are a testament to the skill and creativity of Stanley Kubric and his highly talented staff of movie makers, but Stephen King always creates sounds of the most effective form. Those conjured by the brain from the words written by his fantastic imagination!

A musical tribute to Stephen King, The RFW Shining Suite includes apt selections by Grand Funk, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Ramones, Prodigy, Mink DeVille, The Beatles, The Kinks, Uncle Tupelo, Genesis, John Foxx & The Maths, Foghat, Captain Ilor and Humble Pie along with dialog from the 1980 film by Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Cruthers and Anne Jackson!

T8411 is a 62.9mb 128k mp3 1:08:47 in length made loud to be played loud!



Saturday, July 16, 2011

Transmission 8311

Airwaves are old-wave! The sound of RFW reaches our world-wide tribe with Ramones, Thomas Dolby, Kraftwerk, The Shazam, Miranda Lee Richards, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Todd Rundgren, Yellow Matter Custard, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Emmylou Harris and World's End Girlfriend!

T8311 is a 60.01mb 128k mp3 1:05:43 in length made loud to be played louder!

"be in my broadcast when this is over"


Transmission 8211

J.B. was the baddest badass on the scene. He could jump higher, scream louder and get down on the good foot better than any other. Take it to the bridge with James Brown, Hajime Tachibana, Sheena & The Rockets, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Freddie & The Kinfolk, Marie "Queenie" Lyons, Phil Upchurch, Syl Johnson, Otis Redding, James Chance, Stevie Salas Colorcode and The Residents!

T8211 is a 59mb 128k mp3 1:04:30 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I got mine, don't worry 'bout his"


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Transmission 8111

One of my favorite collocations is fucking beautiful - so both words are explored individualy and when added to a few other high volume ditties, the results are - fucking beautiful! Get over your hangover with Tool, Mastodon, Zach Galfianakis, Revolution Mother, John Zorn featuring The Moonchild Trio and Marc Robot, Pizzicato Five, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Devo, The Anderson Council, Nouvelle Vague, Skyhooks, Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, The Shazam and The Wildhearts!

T8111 is amb 128k mp3 1:03:00 in length made loud to be played louder!

"Went to a party, I danced all night, I drank 16 beers and I started up a fight"


*The picture above of a painfully waking Stu (Ed Helms) with the chicken  from "The Hangover" says it all.

**I omitted the word Trios when back announcing the name of Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias. I know what the band would say about that.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Transmission 8011

We utilize the RFW Time Machine to bring us back to a simpler time when these sounds were so much younger and we were so much older - then (I'm younger than that now). Travel backwards madly with Melanie, Delaney & Bonnie, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Strawbs, Procol Harum, The Move, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen, The Beatles, Bee Gees, The Who and Pete Townshend!

T8011 is a 57.3mb 128k mp3 1:02:41 in length made loud to be played louder!

"some came to sing, some came to pray"


* The Time Machine was the name of my Sunday Morning show that ran for many years in the 80s and 90s on the legendery KOME in the San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area. It was and this is my idea of what "Classic Rock" programing could be if done with passion, pride and knowlege. Thanks to the many listeners who still remember those fun old shows.

**The entire "Lay Down" set was inspired by a suggestion for Strawbs by Marc Miller - my dear friend, radio brother and partner in crime!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Transmission 7911

An exercise in electronic-experimental-mixology including Kraftwerk, John Foxx, J.J. Burnell, Moonface, Ssion, Fujiya & Miyagi, John Cage, John Pfeiffer, Luciano Berio featuring Cathey Berberian, The Record Snob Suite, Cologne Tape, Motion Sickness Of Time Travel, Theivery Corporation, powwowW, Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw and Jim O'Rourke.

T7911 is a three-part 128k mp3 made loud to be played louder!

Part 1 is 63.3mb and 1:09:13 in length!

Part 2 is 49.2mb and 54:49 in length!

Part 3 is 55.9mb and 1:01:09 in length!

"just don't touch my records - ever"


*The Record Snob Suite was mixed in real-time by RFW utilizing sounds from LCD Soundsystem, Robert Fripp, Lipps Inc., Nico, Eno, Yoko Ono & John Lennon, Frank Zappa & The Mothers, Urzula Dudziak, J.W. Bruyn, Brian Patten, John Gorman, Mike McGough and clips from High Fidelity, Diner and Wild In The Streets.

**Pictured above, Mr. Mixit was a must-have for all budding mixologists growing up in the mid 60s!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Transmission 7811

Somebody better bless our country and soon  - but we love the U.S.A. warts and all! Light the fuse on  the 4th of July with Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Blue Oyster Cult, The Birthday Party, The Blue Van, The Comsat Angels, MC5, Neil Merryweather & Lynn Carey, James Blood Ulmer/Bill Laswell & Ronald Shannon Jackson and Tiny Tim!

T7811 is a 54.8mb 128k mp3 59:52 in length made loud to be played louder!

"in God is our trust"


* Tiny Tim actually sang the first and fourth verses of our national anthem. Here are the lyrics - sing along!

The Star Spangled Banner

By Francis Scott Key - 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,

Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,

What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,

As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,

In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:

'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,

A home and a country should leave us no more!

Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

Between their loved home and the war's desolation!

Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,

And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Transmission 7711

A familiar but different Electric Lady lands us in the middle of a guitar filled field with Jimi Hendrix Experience, Buddy Miles and In From The Storm friends, Soul Live featuring Robert Randolph, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Vieux Farka Toure, Bert Jansch, Led Zeppelin, Earl China Smith, The Rolling Stones and Humble Pie.

T7711 is a 60.8mb 128k mp3 1:06:28 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I want to show you"


* The painting above is Electric Lady by Moss - perfect!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Tranmission 7611

Summertime and living is as easy as you make it. Celebrate the holiday weekend with Kasabian, Shaka Ponk, Wilco, The Beach Boys, The High Llamas, Beachwood Sparks, Brian Wilson, Biffy Clyro, Jeff Beck, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The McCoys, Stevie Salas and Rick Derringer!

T7611 is a 62.4mb 128k mp3 1:08:14 in length made loud to be played louder!

"the fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high"


Friday, July 01, 2011

Transmission 7511

We are all just Moving Targets in the shooting gallery of life - take cover with Kaiser Chiefs, XTC, The Psychedelic Aliens, Phew, Gigi, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Penetration, Fatal Flowers, Flo & Eddie, The Gimmies, Procol Harum, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, TV On The Radio and The Sex Pistols!

T7511 is a 60.0mb 128k mp3 1:05:32 in length made loud to played louder!

"don't you wish you could get your money back"


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