WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D


    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    On Target with the Whig Out! Sunday at 8pm

    Your triple threat Sundays start with DJ Roulette - a revolving door of dj's playing host with the most - the most rock'n'soul! In the evenings you can end your week with The Real Nitty Gritty and then the Whig Out! Sunday at 8pm take a bit outta the Whig Out! Richard and Glynis are right on target with the rawest and raunchiest garage sounds that abound, like the Alarm Clocks. Now, the Alarm Clocks go by the old addage, if the clock ain't broke, don't fix it. They sound pretty much today like they did back in their day - 1965 when 3 high school kids in Parma, Ohio scraped together enough dough to head into the studio to record their 1st 45. Trouble is, they only had one song to record! Putting their heads and three chords together, they came up with the snotty teen punk ode "Yeah" - filled with the crashy clash of poorly recorded drums, and a time straining tempo - almost two and a half minutes of hormonal hollering. Fast forward your clock 40 years - when fellow Ohio-ite and record collecting nut Tom Fallon puts the Alarm Clocks back together to record 'The Time Has Come' - the Alarm Clocks first offical full album which sounds pretty much exactly like the group did in 1966 - check out the track Ramona that Richard has in store for you, she just may be the girl that 'Yeah!' was written about! Now check out this great article on San Diego's own Id a bunch of geeky 13 year old barefoot beach bums who got their start (and finish) yowling at their local teen clubs.

    The Alarm Clocks