The above pic is London mayor Matt Brown congratulating Uranus on their induction into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame!!! That guy with the Huge grin is Frank Ridsdale, to his left if Jack Whiteside and to his left is Jerry Fletcher, 3 of the 4 members of Uranus!
Radio What Wave Playlist March 17/2017
- The Mongrels…..Piece Of Crap….from their demos of a few years back, The Mongrels are playing the SOHO, formerly the Victoria Tavern on Saturday night.
- Randall and The Rivieras…..All Work And No Play…brand new demo from this London and north of London trio, that features 3 veterans who have played in (and still do) some really cool local combos…..ie Boy From Nowhere, 63 Monroe and….
- TVD….I’d Kiss You Honey But You’re Standing On My Bottom Lip…from the recent Salvation Through Distraction CD.
- Bath Salts….Cool Like The Music…from the recent Mardi Gras CD and also from London.
- Uranus…..53 Buick….from their very first EP from 1978 and one of the first of the new wave/punk/whatever records to come out of this city. Uranus were inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame on March 8th. Congrats to Uranus on this well deserved award!!!
- Uranus….Handcuffs….. as above
- Uranus…..Tommy Get Your Gun…. as above.
- Uranus….I’m Wonderful…..as above. Frank Ridsdale, one of the Uranus guitarist/vocalist has a show with his Stetson Brothers Band on Saturday at the London Music Club. Also in the band, is Uranus bass player Jerry Fletcher, who plays guitar in the Stetsons.
- Dany Laj and the Looks…..Sweet Pretender….from the brand new Alive and Kicking CD and are presently on a North American tour.
- Undertones…..Let’s Talk About Girls….from a 1979 7” on Sire Records and part of our St Patty’s Day tribute.
- Rudi…..Time To Be Proud….from The Radio Sessions 1979-1981 CD and also from Ireland.
- Protex…..Strange Things….from the Strange Obsessions LP on Sing Sing Records released in 2010 with recordings from the late 70’s/early 80’s. Another Irish powerpop combo and these guys played The Cedar Lounge here in London back then.
- Death Drive……Firestar……brand new demo from this trio from Montreal.
- Light Bulb Alley…..Who Do You Love….from their recent Bright Side Of The Dumpster CD and also from Montreal.
- Gruesomes……Bikers From Hell…..from the Hey! CD on Ricochet Sound and a request.
- The Hook Up…..Bellringer….from a recent demo and hopefully coming out soon on Transistor 66 Records.
- Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants…..Hate Van….from a 7” On Speed City Records and they are playing with Flesh Rag Saturday night at the Richmond Tavern.
- Paul James Band…..Trespasser….from a 1980 7” on Lick’n’Stick Records. Paul James Band were at the London Music Club last night and were just amazing!!! Smiles all around as everyone had a great time in the packed and sweaty club! Trivia, bass player Mike Theodore is the brother of Robbie Rox, the infamous singer from Toronto.
- Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons….Scars Of Love….from the cassette Slippery’s Club Hits that came with What Wave 24 and we’ll have copies of this with us at the London Record Show on Sunday March 19th at Centennial Hall.
- Coaching For Sara…… Stick With You…..from the 2/10/2017 live to air on Radio What Wave. Catch these guys live if you can as they put on a great powerpop show.
- Dahlmanns……Play It….from a brand new 7” on Beluga Records and from Norway.
- Rory Gallagher…..Secret Agent Man…..from the Calling Card LP from 1976. On the Chrysalis Record label and features keyboardist Lou Martin, who seems to really propel the band with his frantic keyboard style.
- Rory Gallagher…..Souped Up Ford….from the Against The Grain Lp from 1975 and as above. Ireland’s finest guitarist and the master of the Stratocaster!!!
- Matt Lucas…..Movin’ On….from a 7” given to me by Jack Whiteside, guitarist/vocalist for Uranus. Jack worked as Matt’s guitarist for a summer, a learning experience that Jack still uses to this day.
- Rockin’ Bobby….Yup Yup Boogie……this one played for about 10 seconds and then the CD quit…..this is 2 shows in a row where this has happened…..both were home burned CD’s.
- Leroi Brothers….Darlene Darlene…. From the Lucky Lucky Me Lp from 1985 and features Evan Johns on guitar and vocals. Evan passed away last weekend, way too young!! One heck of a guitar picker and really nice guy whenever we met him.
- Evan Johns…..Rollin’ Through The Night….from the LP of the same name from the mid 80’s and recorded in 1982. This record was released on Alternative Tentacles as Jello Biafra was a huge fan of Evan’s! This is probably my fave Evan Johns LP as every track is an absolute gem of a song! Opener Vacation Time is such a classic song and brings the whole element of a vacation out in its lyrics! If you want to peruse the musical library of Evan Johns, this is a great place to start!
- Evan Johns…..If I Had My Way….from the self titled LP from 1986 on Jungle Records. I have many records on the Jungle label and all are great rock’n’rollers.
- Julian Taylor Band….Heard Good Things….from the recent Desert Star CD and these guys will be at Aeolian Hall on Saturday March 25th. Congrats to Laurie Hamilton for winning the tickets for the show we gave away!
- Pacanomad…..Strung Out….from their recent Take It Slow CD and they will be openers for the Julian Taylor Band at Aeolian Hall on the 25th.
- DT’s…..What’s Next To The Moon…..from the Hard Soul Hits Volume 1 LP from 2007 on Get Hip Records.
- Downbeat 5….Radiates That Charm…..from their self titled CD on SFTRI from 2003 and from Boston.
- Hiroshima Hearts…..14 Floors…from their debut CD and we had to cut this out as we went way over time…..
Thanx for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and Heys!!!!!! Back again next week, might even have a real pro wrestler on the show as there’s wrestling coming to London next weekend!
We’ll be at the London Record Show on Sunday March 19th downstairs at Centennial Hall from 11 to 5 with loads of records, CD’s, ephemera, etc ! Come say HEY!!
Here’s a link to the archived show: