Black Wax Live! The Teamsters

Another live special with The Teamsters in session, made all the more special with it being their last ever live performance! Add to this the usual mix of quality punk, soul, rock & roll spinning on the decks and you’ve got one hot show to warm up these cold winter nights!

Track List –

  • Quicksand by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Be Bad Too by Black Mambas
  • Just A Little Misunderstanding by Imperial State Electric
  • Happy Loving Couples by Joe Jackson
  • Give Me Some Time by The Nerves
  • Just My Life by The Ar-Kaics
  • I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In by Sharon Jones
  • Love Me Two Times by The Doors
  • Roxette by Dr Feelgood
  • 10 Queen Bitch by David Bowie
  • 11 Feelin’ by The La’s
  • 12 Empty Days by Richard Holgarth
  • 13 Live In Session by The Teamsters
  • 14 Party Dracula by James And The Ultrasounds
  • 15 Radio Punk by Bad Nerves
  • 16 Do Or Die by Brandy Row
  • 17 Medicated Goo by P.P. Arnold
  • 18 (I Know) I’m Losing You by Rod Stewart
  • 19 Look What She’s Doing by Richard Holgarth
  • 20 Pride And Joy by Marvin Gaye
  • 21 May I Baby by Sam & Dave
  • 22 Give Me Just A Little More Time by Charimen Of The Board
  • 23 I’ve Been Around by Fats Domino
  • 24 The Witch by The Sonics
  • 25 Keep The Customer Satisfied by Simon & Garfunkel

Black Wax Live! With Henri Herbert

The wait it over!

Here in all it’s glory is show number 28. It’s the usual mix of killer Rock & Roll, Punk and Soul, with regular features –

Classic Album – We hit the hit on Joe Jackson’s ‘Look Sharp’
Some Weird Song – Mauro introduces us to Oh! Gunquit who you can catch live at the SWS/Dirty Water Club Halloween Party
7 Minutes Of Soul – 2 tracks back to back this week from the Motown label
It’s Alive! – We’ve heard rumblings from Thee Hypnotics… could it be??

All of this plus a super special live session from Henri Herbert and The Fury! Playing in front of an intimate live audience, HH gave a master class in boogie woogie rock n roll piano pounding!

Midway through their European tour in support of their new live album ‘Live at the Gypsy Hotel’ Henri Herbert and The Fury called into Phoenix Live especially for Black Wax – you can hear it here right now!

Track List –

  • Disco Sucks by The Computers
  • Flying Saucer Attack by The Rezillos
  • Sweet Gene Vincent by Ian Dury
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him by Joe Jackson
  • Substitute by The Who
  • Don’t Burst My Bubble by Small Faces
  • Too Many Girls by The Mystery Lights
  • Mean Man by Betty Harris
  • Dive Bomber by Pete Johnson
  • 10 Georgia Lee by Tom Waits
  • 11 Mean Woman Blues (Live At The Star Club) by Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 12 Live in Session – Henri Herbert and the Fury
  • 13 Get Across to You by Eddie & the Hotrods
  • 14 Inside My Head by The Hateful
  • 15 All Night Long (Live) by Thee Hypnotics
  • 16 Rave On by Buddy Holly
  • 17 Nomads Of The Lost by Oh! Gunquit
  • 18 Standing In The Shadows Of Love by Four Tops
  • 19 25 Miles by Edwin Starr
  • 20 512 by The Jim Jones Revue

*Photo by Andy Lee.



Show 27 is up!

Show 27 is up! Ricci Ashoori sat in on Mic 2 as we paid tribute to Black Wax fave Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. We continued our exploration of Joe Jackson‘s debut LP ‘Look Sharp’, checked in with Mauro Some Weird Sin for this week’s Some Weird Song from Miscalculations. It’s Alive came curtesy of The Jam‘s ‘Dig The New Breed’ live album whilst Al Green and the Bar-Kays gave us our 7 Minutes Of Soul.
We let Ricci loose for ‘Ric’s Pick’ and spun a hefty mix of Rock N Roll, Punk and Soul from The Hives, Cyanide Pills, Squeeze Official, Cute Lepers, Thee Vicars, Ramones, Brandy Row and more!

Play it loud!

Track List –

  • Here Comes My Girl by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Swallow My Pride by Ramones
  • Radio by Ludes
  • Dead End Job by The Police
  • Sunday Papers by Joe Jackson
  • Baby Baby by The Vibrators
  • You Lie by Thee Vicars
  • I’m A Man by Bo Diddley
  • Club-A-Gogo by The Animals
  • 10 The Escapist by Miscalculations
  • 11 Some Hits Hurts by Cute Lepers
  • 12 I Don’t Remember by Cyanide Pills
  • 13 Two-Tming Touch And Broken Bones by The Hives
  • 14 I Feel Much Better by The Small Faces
  • 15 (What’s So Funny) ‘bout Peace Love And Understanding by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
  • 16 Going Left Right by Department S
  • 17 Slap & Tickle by Squeeze
  • 18 Ghosts (Live) by The Jam
  • 19 Decline Of A Better Man by Brandy Row
  • 20 Supernaturally by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • 21 (She’s Gonna) Do You In by The Boomtown Rats
  • 22 Emerald by Thin Lizzy
  • 23 Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
  • 24 Soul Finger by The Bar-Kays
  • 25 Listen To Her Heart by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • 26 Anything That’s Rock N Roll by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Black Wax 25 is up!

Woah there! Someone’s been slacking big time. This show took place on 16th July and I’ve only just got round to posting it here. Sorry! This was my last show before a scheduled break for summer (summer!? Umbrella season) and it’s the landmark show 25! Even if I do say so myself, this show is great! I’d been absent for a couple of weeks previous and it was good to be back in spinning records.

Lots of stuff has happened since this show, including the Harlow Is 70 Scooter Ride out which, again despite a badly timed downpour, was a success! Over 60 scooters took part in the ride which went all around Harlow ending up at Club Foot. My new live music venture which saw Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz Records) and Rhoda Dakar (Special AKA/Bodysnatchers) DJing whilst The Feb 21s (brilliant last min stand ins) and The Chords UK played live on stage. It was a great day and we’ve been asked to do it all gain next year. Well… ok!

So – summer break is happening, ideas are forming and news will be coming very soon.

Anyhow, here’s the show, play it loud x

Track list –

  • 1 Rentacrowd by The Len Price 3
  • 2 Pinhead by Ramones
  • 3 True Confessions by The Undertones
  • 4 Rockin’ Around (With You) by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  • 5 Pictures Of Lily by The Who
  • 6 All Good Things by Proud Mary
  • 7 Quit This Town by Eddie & The Hot Rods
  • 8 Up Against The Wall by Tom Robinson Band
  • 9 Hold No Shame by Brandy Row
  • 10 I Don’t Fit In by Paul Collins’ Beat
  • 11 Rock! by The Sweeney (With John Cooper Clarke)
  • 12 No Sanctuary by Newtown Neurotics
  • 13 Glad And Sorry by Faces
  • 14 I’m In A Different World by The Four Tops
  • 15 This Boy by The Beatles
  • 16 Twistin’ The Night Away by Sam Cooke
  • 17 Maybe Tomorrow by The Chords
  • 18 Let’s Do The Rocksteady by The Bodysnatchers
  • 19 Can’t Be Told by Los Pepes
  • 20 Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise) by David Bowie
  • 21 Metadona by Pistones
  • 22 And More Again by Love
  • 23 How Does It Feel? by Slade
  • 24 School’s Out by Alice Cooper

Photo by Carl Gray

Black Wax 22 is up!


A return to the ‘mixed bag’ format of playing a cross genre mix of hot tracks! Cheap Trick were rockin’ London in the week so out came the Dream Police picture disc!

Track list –

  • 1 Knock On Wood by Eddie Floyd
  • 2 Louie Louie by The Sonics
  • 3 Milk And Alcohol by Dr Feelgood
  • 4 How Many Times by The Nomads
  • 5 You Really Got Me by Steve Marriott’s Moments
  • 6 Sing A Simple Song by The Ossie Layne Show
  • 7 Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who
  • 8 I Don’t Believe In Anything by Los Pepes
  • 9 Reptile Sludge by Imperial State Electric
  • 10 Charity Case by The Breakdowns
  • 11 Listen To Her Heart by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  • 12 Dream Police by Cheap Trick
  • 13 Fox On The Run by Sweet
  • 14 Life On The Line by Eddie And The Hot Rods
  • 15 Something That I Said by Ruts
  • 16 Express Yourself by Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Band
  • 17 Here Come The Meter Man by The Meters
  • 18 Can’t Seem To Make You Mine by The Seeds
  • 19 Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • 20 Nobody’s Baby by Sheer Mag
  • 21 Rain Stopped Play by Jonny Cola And The A-Grades
  • 22 Human Error by The Datsuns
  • 23 They Glued Your Head On Upside-Down by The Bellrays
  • 24 Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones
  • 25 You Keep Me Hanging On by The Vanilla Fudge
  • 26 I’ve Been Drinking by The Jeff Beck Group
  • 27 You Can’t Do That by The Beatles
  • 28 In My Street by The Chords
  • 29 Don’t Come Close by Ramones
  • 30 It’s Different For Girls by Joe Jackson
  • 31 In Like With You by Yeti
  • 32 Standing On My Own Again by Graham Coxon
  • 33 Strictly Reserved For You by Charles Bradley
  • 34 It’s Your Thing by Cold Grits

Black Wax 21 is up!

The black wax was melting during this show! The weather had me in a soul mood, so here it is for you to enjoy again whilst the sun stays out… and when it goes in play this show out loud for a reminder of brighter times.

A little bit of rock n roll and a nod to Father’s Day too. Enjoy!

Track list –

  • 1 Soul Time by Shirley Ellis
  • 2 Heat Wave by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • 3 Sun In The Sand by Lord Large
  • 4 California Soul by Marlena Shaw
  • 5 Pride And Joy by Marvin Gaye
  • 6 Runaway Child, Running Wild by Earl Van Dyke
  • 7 This Girl by Cookin’ On 3 Burners
  • 8 Les Fleur by Ramsey Lewis
  • 9 Double Barrel by Dave And Ansil Collins
  • 10 One Fine Day by The Chiffons
  • 11 Up On The Roof by The Drifters
  • 12 Drift Away by Ike & Tina Turner
  • 13 For Your Love by Yardbirds
  • 14 Tired Of Waiting For You by The Kinks
  • 15 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen
  • 16 Grow Your Own by Small Faces
  • 17 Twenty Five Miles by Edwin Starr
  • 18 I Second That Emotion by The Supremes & The Temptations
  • 19 Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) by Kim Weston
  • 20 Wherever I Lay My Hat by Marvin Gaye
  • 21 Knock On Wood by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  • 22 I Wish It Would Rain (With A Trumpet) by Faces
  • 23 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
  • 24 Happy Together by The Turtles
  • 25 Coz I Luv You by Slade
  • 26 Revolution by The Beatles
  • 27 I Can’t Explain by The Who
  • 28 Boys by The Shirelles
  • 29 Twistin’ Postman by Marvelettes
  • 30 (Come Round Here) I’m The One you Need by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • 31 The Night by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • 32 Who’s Lovin’ You? by The Jackson 5
  • 33 Ride Your Pony by Lee Dorsey
  • 34 Soul Sister, Brown Sugar by Sam & Dave
  • 35 He Was Really Saying Something by Velvelettes
  • 36 Road Runner by Jnr Walker And The All Stars
  • 37 Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing by Stevie Wonder