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


Black Wax Live! Show 20

It seemed quite fitting that this milestone show should be a Black Wax Live session. Since launching the show I’ve always been thinking of ways of keeping it interesting for myself whilst making shows that people are going to enjoy listening to and being part of. This show ticked all the boxes. You get great music choices and a brilliant live performance from an ever charismatic Attila The Stockbroker. Punk poetry may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but listen in and I’m sure you’ll hear something you can at least agree with, and hopefully enjoy. It’s different, but different is good.


Track List –

  • 1 Keep On Keeping On by The Redskins
  • 2 Heavy Lounge #1 by Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind
  • 3 TV Eye by The Stooges
  • 4 Mambo Sun* by T Rex
  • 5 My Death* by Newtown Neurotics
  • 6 Heartbreak Hotel* by John Cale
  • 7 There There My Dear* by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • 8 Live In Session by Attila  The Stockbroker
  • 9 Walls Come Tumbling Down by The Style Council
  • 10 Turning Up The Heat by Any Trouble
  • 11 Clampdown by The Clash
  • 12 Bully For You by Tom Robinson Band
  • 13 Sitting On A Fence by The Housemartins
  • 14 Far Far Away by Slade

Photos by Andy Lee


Black Wax 18 & 19 Ricci Sits In!

Apologies with the delay in listing the last 2 shows – it’s been a busy couple of weeks! Gigging has taken me back up to Manchester and then over to Serbia, both times with the Newtown Neurotics. Whilst I was off on bass duties my good pal Ricci Ashoori took control of the show for me, so no dead air and if you’re interested in Salt & Vinegar crips show 19 is the one for you!

Both shows are here and track listings are below. Enjoy!

Track list 18 –

  • 1 Fa-Fa-Fa by Datarock
  • 2 I Believe In Miracles by Jackson Sisters
  • 3 Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  • 4 Hello by Oasis
  • 5 Beautiful Ones by Suede
  • 6 Helicopter by Bloc Party
  • 7 Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins
  • 8 This World (Is Going Up In Flames) by Charles Bradley
  • 9 Freddie’s Dead by Curtis Mayfield
  • 10 They Call Me Superbad by James Brown
  • 11 Sliced Tomatoes by Just Brothers
  • 12 D.A.N.C.E. by Justice
  • 13 We Are Your Friends by Justice vs Simian
  • 14 It’s Not Over Yet by Klaxons
  • 15 Always Your Way by My Vitriol
  • 16 Graffiti by Maximo Park
  • 17 What Do You Want From Me by Monanco
  • 18 Munich by Editors
  • 19 The Rat by The Walkmen
  • 20 Blinded By The Sun by Seahorses
  • 21 The Letter by The Box Tops
  • 22 Wolf Like Me by TV On The Radio
  • 23 I Wait For You by Souls
  • 24 Yes by McAlmont & Butler

Track list 19 –

  • 1 Downtown by Petula Clark
  • 2 Reward by The Teardrop Explodes
  • 3 Whip It by Devo
  • 4 Midnight At The Oasis by Maria Muldaur
  • 5 Miss You by The Rolling Stones
  • 6 The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) by The Jam
  • 7 Down On Me by S O U L S
  • 8 Holocene by Bon Iver
  • 9 Girls by Death In Vegas
  • 10 9:45 by The Feelmores
  • 11 Accidentally Completely by Spiral Soul
  • 12 Garden Cities Of Tomorrow by The Worldonfire
  • 13 Tales From The Barside by The Filaments
  • 14 The Mess by Newtown Neurotics
  • 15 Save The World Get The Girl by The King Blues
  • 16 If… by The Bluetones
  • 17 If You’re Thinking Of Me by Dodgy
  • 18 Human As You by Krome
  • 19 Already In The Blood by Bibelots
  • 20 House Party At Boothy’s by Little Man Tate
  • 21 The Hunger by Frankie & The Heartstrings
  • 22 Trains To Brazil by Guillemots
  • 23 Ms. Jackson by Outkast