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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Introducing Pancakes!



(photo credit: Metro Times/Walter Wasacz)

Not to break down the fourth wall or anything, but the new face of the Fever adds a dapper touch to the proceedings, don'tchoo think?

Let Wolf 'n' Cakes know how you feel and what jams to jam: radio.fever@live971.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Damn. We're all Late 'n' Shit

Well, the someone somewhere voted and now, nearly three weeks later, we can post the results on the internets. Remember when the Pistons lost in the last round of the NBA finals? We didn't talk about that, really. We're not what you'd call timely. In that spirit, please enjoy...

The Radio Fever Top 38 4th of July/Labor Day Countdown Jamz Countdown


38 Soledad Brothers » Michigan Line
37 Waxwings » Clouded Over
36 Jawbone » Get Rhythm
35 Tom Petty » American Girl
34 Lemonheads » It's A Shame About Ray
33 Greenhornes » Gonna Get Me Someone
32 Supergrass » In It For The Money
31 Minutemen » Corona
30 Sights » Backseat
29 Terry Knight & The Pack » How Much More
28 Neko Case » Train From Kansas City
27 DJ Kool » Let Me Clear My Throat
26 Trembling » G Turns To D
25 Leonard Nimoy » Highly Illogical
24 Valentinos » Bad Direction
23 White Stripes » Blue Orchid
22 Pogues » If I Should Fall From Grace With God
21 The Go » He's Been Lying
20 Fondas » Wildman On The Loose
19 Hentchmen » Straight Up
18 Jonathon Fire*Eater » These Little Monkeys
17 Devo » Freedom Of Choice
16 Electric Six » Synthesizer
15 P.A. » No Blue Dye
14 Flaming Lips » Fight Test
13 Judas Priest » The Ripper
12 Black Merda » Cynthy Ruth
11 Iggy & The Stooges » Gimme Danger
10 Wilco » I'm Always In Love
9 Brendan Benson » Get It Together
8 Dykehouse » Chain Smoking
7 Dirtbombs » Ode To A Black Man
6 Jonathon Richman » Astral Plane
5 Bob Seger » Feel Like A Number
4 Outrageous Cherry » Why Don't We Talk About Something Else
3 Public Enemy » Louder Than A Bomb
2 Saturday Looks Good To Me
1 Iron Maiden » Run To The Hills

This is a Recording

The following is an archival transcript of the text of the patented Radio Fever Two Minute Record Review of the band Cinecyde's "Like A UFO." It was written by erstwhile (that's a fancy word for former) Radio Fever co-host Sassy.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be digging through a crate of dusty, year-old typewriter paper and throwing random bits of Radio Fever hotstory up on the interweb for all eyes to enjoy and for future historians to examine. We hope you "dig it."
-- Martin Endicott, Associate Professor of Media Archivism, Alpena General Community College, Alpena, MI.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mongtomery Warren’s parents found a note pinned to a Howdy Doody pull-string doll in his little sister’s bedroom. It was the last they heard from precocious little Monty. He was 11. The year was 1959. This is what it said.

"I will not eat my broccoli. I refuse. Nor will I eat my spinach. I know what you people are trying to do to me and while your Kiwanis and Daughters of the American Revolution facades may be benign, I’ve found out the ugly, sinister truth about your so-called “beta-carotene.” You can’t hide what you truly are. At night, after my dear sister Barbara is asleep – and you think that I am, too – I sneak to my window and see the glow and the flashes coming from quote-unquote father’s woodshed. Ha!
I tried talking to Barbara, but she’s too far gone, too indoctrinated by your rituals of extraterrestrial experimentation to see the forest for the trees. Yes, I said it! And I’ll say it again: Extraterrestrials. You are hideous monsters from another dominion and I won’t stand pat for the way you’ve infected everything I hold dear like a VIRUS!!!
This is the last you’ll hear from me. By the time you read this I’ll be long gone, headed for the Air Force base at Roswell where I know they’ll take the necessary measures to expose your cruel machinations to the world. And you will be forced to reveal your true nature, no doubt on the Jack Parr program or some such televised venue where the veracity of your alien nature is irrefutable to the naked eye.
Your plot is foiled Herbert and Miriam – or whatever your real name is! And you’ll never know what else I’ve seen! The truth shall overcome!!!"

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Call us Butter...

cuz, you know. We're on a roll. Two posts in less than a week? Unprecedented.
Whilst still in recovery mode from the bestest show ever by four pushing-50 English dudes (aka the Gang of Four throwdown at the Majestic), Sass-quatch and Le Wolf hosted a bona fide Dance Party complete with "Snowball" jams as well as the non-sequitor "couples skate."
This coming week we'll be opening up the Mailbag and playing jams (or at least partial jams if the gong gets busted out) by bands that sent us their rekkids. Should be good for some shamrocks 'n' shenanigans. Tune in, won't you?
In the meantime, you can check out our playlist from last week and wish against wishing that we had the "online streaming archive on your computer machine functionality."

Hearts,
S&W

Radio Fever May 14th, 2005 "Dance Partay"
Jackson 5 > ABC
Wilson Pickett > Barefootin'
Archie Bell > Tighten Up
Esther Phillips > Mojo Hannah
Little Annie > Lean Lanky Daddy
Otis Redding > Respect
Detroit City Council > Ass Struggle
Nomo > Discontinued
Voltaire Brothers > Funky Motion
Slits > Heard It Through The Grapevine
The Clash > Radio Clash
Ramones > Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
The Damned > Discoman
Ten Words For Snow > Garbage Truck
New Order > Shell Shock
Yaz > Only You
The Jam > Town Called Malice
Blur > Girls & Boys
Dale Hawkins > Suzy Q
Quincy Jones > Fever
Walter J > Liquidator
James Brown > I Got The Feeling
Upsetters > Popcorn
Desmond Dekker > Get Up Edina
Selector > Too Much Pressure
Beck > Sex Laws
Kylie Minogue > Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Dee-Lite > Groove Is In The Heart
Time Zone > World Destruction
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock > It Takes Two

Friday, May 13, 2005

Lazy, Hazy Hosties

Damnit! Sorry about the lack of posts. Still, we're encouraged by the random comments in the, er, "comment" section. Kepp 'em coming kids, keeeeep 'em coming.
Hopefully you all enjoyed our informative and highly-factual re-tellings of the lives and times of both Tedley Nugent and Sir rockin' Bob Seger in our back-to-back Rockus Retrospectivuseseses. We've got more fun stuff planned soon including the Stripes and, if we can get our shit together, the Wildbunch/Electric Six.

Check out the show this week as we'll be having a Dance Party of Epic Proportions(tm) and reviewing the new Ten Words For Snow Double Single (not TM).

In the meantime, two things:
Send us your jams to
15600 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

And finally, the playlistage from last week's Awesomeest Show Ever!

Detroit Cobras > Hittin' On Nothing
Blacktop > Mojo Kitty
Cornish In A Turtleneck > Booty Don't Stop
Parliament > Up On The Down Stroke
Brainiac > Flash Ram
Dirtbombs > Chains Of Love
Jimmy Hughes > Chains Of Love
Eddie Kendricks > Keep On Truckin'
Earl English > Tryin' To Make Ends Meet
Come-Ons > Complicated
Link Wray > Walkin' Down A Street Called Love
Link Wray > Rumble Down A Street Called Tumble
Velvet Hammer > I Wanna Be Your Show
Edwin Star > Agent Double-Oh-Soul
Volebeats > I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More
Al Green > Here I Am
Soledad Brothers > Cage That Tiger
Brendan Benson > Get It Together
P.A. > No Blue Dye
Pavement > Summer Babe
Bob Seger > Lucifer
Bob Seger > Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
Bob Seger > Night Moves
Bob Seger > Feel Like A Number
Bob Seger > Hollywood Nights
Electric Six > Rock 'n Roll Evacuation
Jackie Wilson > Baby It Out
Human Eye > Chew Raw Meat
Devo > Gates Of Steel

Saturday, April 09, 2005

TAN Faster Through the Miracle of Radiation!

In honor of the release of their latest record 'Justamustache" on the Frenchy Kicksy record label, we're posting out original two-minute record rview treatment of the so-called 'new" Thurderbirds are Now jams.
See, we're not playing them on the show tonite cuz we figure if you haven't been paying attention to the last, oh, six weeks when we've been shamelessly playing tracks off this record, you just don't get to hear it on the consumer-approved date. Yeah! We're fuckin' radical!!! Check us out Trotsky!! How you like us now Jerzy Bulowski!? Doctor Marten's boots up yer arse!

Anyhoo, here's Sassy's review. Wolf's to folo shortly.
Love it. and Love, comma, us.
Sasquatch and Le Wolf

Thunderbirds Are Now, Justamustache, French Kiss REcords
Review date, sometime in the near past:

"Greg,

If I may, I would like to respond to the preceding messages brought to us by Thunderbirds are Now in a three-fold manner:

Firstly: Oh, my gawd, Becky. Did you see the lead singer-uh?! He’ssss sssoooou cyoott. I mean, it’s pretty artsy…but what-ever-uh…the hair and the jumping and the –heavy breathing here.

Secondly: You know, I’m a firm believer in at least using the words angular at least once in conversation every day, just so that it doesn’t become some kind of hary old rock-crit cliché like, oh, say, “oblique lyrics” or “DIY production values” or “a wash of__insert your stringed instrument here.”
And it’s bands like Thunderbirds are Now that help that. Except, in their case, it’s more like “punctured” instead of “angular where the metaphor is a straight line and the guitar sounds in question are meant ot interrupt the straight line at an acute angle, hence, angular. TAN are more like um, some other metaphor or something.
It’s like a scavenger hunt: Angular, spazzy (or a variation threof0, hyper-kinetic, ADD-addled, hell, anything-addled. Let’s all play.

Thirdly: You know, Dr. Landy says I should smile more and not talk so much, but sometimes I just wanna kiloljll;l;kjd;lkj3209u4305987.!!!"
--end transmission

Saturday, April 02, 2005

"Blogs Are Stupid"

- This quote from one Randall Campbell, Detroit, April 1, 2005.
Hey Randy: Paper's stupid. Cars are stupid. Guns are stupid. Music is stupid.
I got your blog right here ;-)
Discuss.
(to those of you not named Randall Campbell, please feel free to comment on any of the above at will -- after all, it's a "dialogue" as they say on the marketing floor).

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Not Just Your Doodie

Vote/Nominate Now!

As Steve Jones or Robert Plant or some other dinosaur said in one of those damned Rock the Vote spots “It’s not just a duty, it’s a priviledge.”
In that spirit, we are opening up to the interweb The First Ever Radio Fever Music Awards Ever.
Make up a category, nominate in an existing category. Don’t be serious about this. Awards shows are for suckers and sycophants. But ours isn’t. No, really. We’re different. Just give us a chance. The awards will be announced on the Radio Fever program on April 16th.

Here’s the so-called “starter list”. Please add and share:
Danny Muggs - "Best Use of a Scarf by a Rock Guitarist"
Pas/Cal - "Most Punctual"
Adam Miller (Adult.) - "Best Shaggy Hair on A techno Guy".

Get Your Irish/Hip-hop On!

Here's the setlist from last week's show. Please note the canny juxtaposition of the sangfaudian metronomic beatitudes of the musics comprising the "Hip-Hop" and the "Irish" (or is it Irish-ish, anyhoo).
If you have requests, we'll take 'em. Just drop us a line. If you're in a band that's not sucky, send us your music at
Radio Fever c/o WKRK
15600 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Without further ado:

RADIO FEVER PLAYLIST FROM MAR. 12, 2005
Songs listed by artist, then song title.
James Taylor Quartet > One Way Street
Soledad Brothers > Handle Song
Brendan Benson > Spit It Out
Velvettes > Needle In A Haystack
Forty-Fives > Go Ahead & Shout
Jealous Type > 1500 Miles Beneath the Earth
Amino Acids > Return Of The Attack
Dirty Shame > Surgery
House Of Pain > Jump Around
The Clash > English Civil War
Pogues > If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Pogues > London Girl
Undertones > Teenage Kicks
Saturday Looks Good To Me > Alcohol
Dykehouse > Chain Smoking
Ted Leo > Timorous Me
Transistors > You Will
Gories > I Think I've Had It
Jawbone > My Daddy
The Spits > Space Guitar
Voltaire Brothers > Funky Motion
Beastie Boys > Rhymin & Stealin
Public Enemy > She Watches Channel Zero
Kid Rock > I Wanna Go Back
Eric B & Rakim > Paid In Full
EPMD > Strictly Business
LL Cool J > Mama Said Knock You Out
Bogue > I'm Gonna Need More Time
Thin Lizzy > Jailbreak