Black Wax 17 is up!

This was a real fun show to do! Reunited with my old indie disco partner Ricci Ashoori to talk through the old days of Virgin Megastore, Harlow Indie Discos and songs we forgot we love.


Track list –

  • 1 Somebody To Love by Kasabian
  • 2 Talk Talk Talk by The Ordinary Boys
  • 3 Stereotypes by Blur
  • 4 Very Best Friend by Proud Mary
  • 5 God Knows (Demo) by Mando Diao
  • 6 Outside Your Door by The Stands
  • 7 Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
  • 8 22 Grand Job by The Rakes
  • 9 Fire! Fire! by Rotating Leslie
  • 10 Black And White Town by Doves
  • 11 Two Thousand Places by The Polyphonic Spree
  • 12 You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away by The Subways
  • 13 Baby Jane by Belle And Sebastian
  • 14 Without You by El Presidente
  • 15 When I’m Alone by The Rifles
  • 16 Panda by Dungen
  • 17 Too Many DJ’s by Soulwax
  • 18 Chasing Rainbows by Shed Seven
  • 19 You’re In Love With A Psycho by Kasabian
  • 20 Shot Down by Nine Black Alps
  • 21 We Used To Vacation (Vacation In Chicago) by Cold War Kids
  • 22 Look What You’ve Done by Jet

Black Wax Live! Show 16

What a show! It has been an absolute honour to host the king of power pop – Paul Collins!

Black Wax wouldn’t be Black Wax without something going wrong, but luckily it was with me in the studio. Listen to the show and all will be clear.

As for the live set, it was perfection! The reason for the delay with getting the show uploaded is that I wanted to do the performance justice so Sam the sound man took the audio away to mix it properly, and it sounds great!

We also had brand new songs from Radiohearts and Duncan Reid & The Big Heads, as well as some classic power pop. Enjoy!

Track List –

  • 1 Alright by Radiohearts
  • 2 C’mon Josephine by Duncan Reid & The Big Heads
  • 3 I Don’t Remember by Cyanide Pills
  • 4 This Situation by Lucy & The Rats
  • 5 Rock City Limit by The Breakdowns
  • 6 Starry Eyes by The Records
  • 7 It Gets Me by The Rezillos
  • 8 Modern Kicks by The Exploding Hearts
  • 9 Local Girls by Graham Parker & The Rumour
  • 10 Summer Fun by The Barracudas
  • 11 Live In Session by Paul Collins
  • 12 New Race by Radio Birdman
  • 13 Crazy by Johnny Madcap & The Distractions
  • 14 School Days by The Runaways
  • 15 You Might Think by The Cars
  • 16 Situations by Slaughter & The Dogs
  • 17 Drummer Man by Tonight
  • 18 Offshore Banking Business by The Members

Photos by Andy Lee –

Black Wax 15 – return of the dodgy deck!

Yes, it was back, the dodgy deck of dooooooom. But I don’t think it ruined the show, if anything it gave it character. A brand new track from Duncan Reid & The Big Heads kicks off this weeks show. It was also Steve Diggle of the Buzzcocks’ birthday so a great reason to give them a blast.

Great to have some new listeners on board too. Play it loud x


Track list –

  • 1 Bombs Away by Duncan Reid & The Big Heads
  • 2 Autonomy by Buzzcocks
  • 3 Heatwave by The Who
  • 4 All This And More by Dead Boys
  • 5 You Got Lucky by The Gaslight Anthem
  • 6 Blow Up by The James Taylor Quartet
  • 7 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Live at Ilford Odeon) by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
  • 8 Call On You (Live) by The Computers
  • 9 Don’t Wanna Go Home by Bad Cards
  • 10 Swallow My Tears by Tomy & The Cougars
  • 11 Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay by Peggy Lee
  • 12 Cool Jerk by The Capitols
  • 13 Something About You by The Four Tops
  • 14 Levi Stubbs’ Tears by Billy Bragg
  • 15 Different Kind Of Girl by Paul Collins’ Beat
  • 16 Hanging On The Telephone by The Nerves
  • 17 Dreaming by Blondie
  • 18 Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro
  • 19 Too Experienced by The Bodysnatchers
  • 20 Busy Doing Nothing (Acoustic Version) by My Second Head
  • 21 Jolene (Live) by The White Stripes
  • 22 Angels With Dirty Faces by Sham 69
  • 23 Hong Kong Garden by Siousxie And The Banshees
  • 24 Love Potion No. 9 by The Searchers
  • 25 Runaway by Del Shannon
  • 26 I Believe In Miracles by Mark Capanni
  • 27 Slain The Truth by The Basement
  • 28 White Horses by The Dying Shames
  • 29 Superman by Pete The Meat & The Boys
  • 30 The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
  • 31 I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You by Tom Waits

Black Wax 14 is up!

A bank holiday rockin’ special. Lots of full throttle rock n roll with the usual splattering of soulful sounds to compliment. Not just for a bank holiday Sunday though, no this can be listened to at any time of any day and for maximum enjoyment make sure you crank up the volume!


Track list –

  • 1 All My Friends Are Dead by Turbonegro
  • 2 The Trap by Los Pepes
  • 3 The Power And The Glory by Eddie & The Hot Rods
  • 4 Woman by Wolfmother
  • 5 Machine Born To Think by The Bonnevilles
  • 6 We Sound Amazing But We Look Like Shit by Los Chicos
  • 7 I’ll Keep On Holding On by The Detroit Cobras
  • 8 Tonight by MC5
  • 9 Three Nil by Don’t Worry
  • 10 Skulls by Misfits
  • 11 Homocide by 999
  • 12 Solitary Confinement by The Members
  • 13 Something’s Missing by The Chords
  • 14 D-a-a-ance by The Lambrettas
  • 15 Kick Out The Jams by Deep Street Soul featuring Tia Hunter
  • 16 What Have You Done For Me Lately? by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
  • 17 Working Too Hard by Paul Collins’ Beat
  • 18 Police Truck by Dead Kennedys
  • 19 Melody by Lucy & The Rats
  • 20 Tramp The Dirt Down by Elvis Costello
  • 21 Sixty Eight Guns by The Alarm
  • 22 There She Goes Again by Quireboys
  • 23 If You Want My Love by Cheap Trick
  • 24 Hippy Hippy Shake by The Swinging Blue Jeans
  • 25 The Witch by The Sonics
  • 26 Tiger In My Tank by King Salami And The Cumberland Three
  • 27 Low Rider by War
  • 28 I Saw Her Standing There by Little Richard
  • 29 Leader Of The Pack by The Shangri-Las
  • 30 Tin Solider by Small Faces
  • 31 The Journey by Amsterdam
  • 32 Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh