Friday, June 30, 2017

Transmission 5317 - A Perfecta Trifecta

B & W - 1978 - Horses

Garland Jeffreys
James Gang
The Police
Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band
The Real Kids
The Dead Weather
Dan Auerbach
Patti Smith Group

"Do you know how to pony like Bony Moronie? 

*Carter Alan and I have been partners-in-crime since 1977,
when we were co-hosts of the legendary (and still rocking)
Late Risers Club on WTBS/WMBR, Cambridge
We both made it into the the major league as air-staff members
 of the equally storied 104 FM WBCN and remain involved with radio, 
the Boston music scene and each other 40 years later!

(Top to Bottom - Bruce Kettelle, Carter, RF Me on Cape Cod circa 1981)

Carter is also a prolific and talented author, his newest book being
The Decibel Diaries - a wonderful journey through rock in 50 concerts. 

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During his visit to RFW, he reads us a passage detailing 
the radio lead-up to an infamous 1978 show at The Rat, a hash pipe, 
an early import single and a hilarious "you can't do that on the air" moment!

Rock on, my brother!

(Photo - Tracy Cassidy)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Transmission 5217 - Taking A Hit

A light in the sky!

The Bees
The Shazam
Harper's Bizarre
Big Star
Grateful Dead
Les Paul & Mary Ford 
Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood
Ken Boothe
Jon Foxx & Louis Gordon
Faith No More
Sonic Youth
Bryan Ferry

"please don't take my sunshine away"


Friday, June 16, 2017

Transmission 5117 - LGC

Already there!

Roger Taylor
The Creation
Eric Gales
Robin Trower
David Torn
Chris Spedding
Bad Company
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
The Doors
Red Guitars
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp



Friday, June 09, 2017

Transmission 5017 - Axe-Cidental

Six-string weapon of choice!

Mike Watt featuring J. Mascis
Robert Rodriguez & Carl Theil
Jon Madof's Zion 80
Nguyên Lê
 Bill Nelson
Terje Rypdal
Sonny Sharrock
Andy Summers
Raoul Björkheim & Scorch Trio
Jeff Beck
Kazumi Watanabe

"I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe"


*This started as a RFW guitar-prominant Transmission. The concept/graphic illustrations (Creepy #51 - 1964, stills from The Brain That Wouldn't Die - 1962, and The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - William Shakespeare, the trailer of Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia - Sam Peckenpah - 1974)  are inspired and dedicated to comedienne Kathy Griffen, who has come under scrutiny and persecution for her horror-movie tinged image although it has hundreds of predecessors .

I view it as both satirical and sobering.
I hope we can all agree that violence is never the answer in any circumstance.

But alas, poor us when the views of people (well intentions aside) attempt to interfere with the freedom of expression, the press and/or aid in the censorship of the arts (well intentions aside).

But remember all is fair in love and war!

**Executive Producers for this shindig were usual suspects Dr. Vincent Boom-Ba 
and Sweet Pea who provided the requisite company, tea, squawk and sympathy!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Transmission 4917 - Attention Shoppers


David Gilmour
Return To Forever 
Michael Urbaniak Group 
Yoko One Plastic Ono Band
Burnt Friedmann & Jaki Liebezeit with David Sylvian
"in the blue light"


Saturday, June 03, 2017

Transmission 4817 - Peak Percussion

of Drums and Cow Bell -  Corky Laing
Flying V and fingers - Leslie West
Bottom End and Sleigh Ride Vocals - Felix Papallardi
Black and White keys - Steve Knight

Robert Johnson and admiration by The Rolling Stones and Foghat.

Muddy Waters with respect from Aerosmith and Humble Pie.

"While the rest of them dudes was gettin' their kicks
Brother, beg your pardon, now we're getting mine"


*The intro by Mountain was Taunta, named after Papallardi's poodle!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Transmission 4717 - Going In And Out Of Style

No Commercial Potential.

Uncredited Indian musicians in George Harrison's Sgt. Pepper session
The Doors
The Monkees
The Rolling Stones
The Beach Boys 
The Beatles
The Mothers Of Invention

"the ceremony is about to begin"


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*It was 50 years ago that we crossed the cultural gateway, since there was no actual date - we gave to it June 1st. The music in tonight's dose was conceived, recorded, produced or released in 1967.

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