Shockwave Distribution CD & Tape List

Shockwave Radio Theater has been broadcasting since 1979, and much of our material is recorded. Baron Dave Romm has been busily digitizing cassettes, DAT and reel-to-reel tapes. Distribution CDs are now standard, and the cassette distribution tapes and 20 year anniversary CD are not available, though I have the masters and will make one as a Special Request. Information on getting these CDs is found at the end of this document.


This is a list of Shockwave Distrubution CDs as of 6/04. Subject to change. There is a short list of the CDs, followed by a longer list of descriptions. Clicking on the name in the short list jumps you down to the longer description. The tapes are no longer being actively distributed, and much of the material on them is contained in the Shockwave Silver collection of MP3s.


Distribution CDs

newLet's Play Doctor Play with Richard Biggs from Marscon 2004, interview with Dr. Demento $20

newShockwave Silver Commemorating Twenty Five years of Shockwave $25

deprecatedThe 20 Year Free-Fall A sampler of 20 years of Shockwave $15

The Food Wars Saga Parody of Episodes IV and V of Star Wars $15

The Fall of the House of Usherette 1983 $15

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Distribution CDs

Let's Play Doctor Live Shockwave Stage Show from Marscon 2004 featuring the late Richard Biggs, Dr. Demento, The Great Luke Ski, John M. Ford, Dawn Divine, Earl Lucas (of the Nick Atoms), and many more. Biggs died less than three months after being in this Shockwave Radio Theater Production, and may his last performance. Also on the CD is my interview with Dr. Demento, promos from Dr. D and Biggs, and a series of bumpers (short promos) by fans for the Dr. Demento Show. Dedicated to the memory of Richard Biggs 1960-2004. Total Time: 74:35.
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Shockwave Silver A commemorative CD celebrating 25 years of Shockwave Radio Theater. Over 12 hours of audio in MP3 format plus pictures and text files. Click here for a full listing and rambling annotation by Baron Dave.
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deprecatedThe 20 Year Free-Fall A sampler of 20 years of Shockwave
Includes Samplers 1-4, 20th Anniversary Promo, Start of Interview with Governor Jesse Ventura, Freeman King Pledge Rap, Rates and Laugh. Total time: 69:52
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The Food Wars Saga Parody of Episodes IV and V of Star Wars by Kara Dalkey
Food Wars: A New Cook 21:52, The Empire Bakes Off Pt. 1 27:34 The Empire Bakes Off Pt. 2 16:41

The Fall of the House of Usherette 1983
Closing Ceremonies (performed before a live audience at Minicon 17, 4/1/83) The Fall of the House of Usherette and intros written by: David E Romm. Dudley Doright episode written by: Brian Westley. Disclaimer from the US Dept of Defense. Cerebus the Aardvark #6, The Secret andWistful Vista Kara Dalkey. Produced by: David E Romm. CD Bonus Track: Cerebus the Aardvark #3, Song of Red Sophia. Cerebus adapted with permission of Dave Sim, who was in the audience for the live performance. Total Time: 65:15


Distribution Tapes, available only as a Special Request.

Unless otherwise specified, all tapes are 60 minutes.


90 Minute compilations

Shockwave Bits III A collection of Dave's personal favorites
Shockwave Bits IV A collection of parodies and homages

Minicon Stage Shows

Amongst The Best of Shockwave Live! Vol. 3 1990
You, The Jury 1991
The Keep It Moving Show 1993
The Adventures of Jason Reignboughs 1994
You're Riding The Shockwave 1995

Broadcast Shows

TV Theme Songs/The Gigamall
Minus 500/Plus 500
Dave Romm Interviews: Douglas Adams/Jason Reignboughs Interviews: George Tirebiter

Other Stuff

Goblin Tax/Promos & Pledge Raps





90 Minute compilations

Shockwave Bits III A collection of Dave's personal favorites
Spindizzy (1981) Includes Preconceptions, News of the Future, commercials and Captain Audio and the Space Cassettes. Written and Starring: Kara Dalkey, David E Romm, Jerry Stearns, Kate Worley and The Shockwave Riders. Spindizzy can be heard on Shockwave Silver

First Anniversary (live, 8/5/86)
Wrapping the Border of the St. Paul Spaceport; conceptual art by Jason Reignboughs. Written by: David E Romm The entire four-show set of the St. Paul Spaceport Anniversaries can be heard on Shockwave Silver.
The X-Mas Story (aired in season, 1980) The true story, or at least one of them. Written by: Kara Dalkey
Waiting On Line (aired 5/27/80) The cast leaves the studio to wait on line for The Empire Strikes Back. Written and starring: The Shockwave Riders. Can be heard on Shockwave Silver.
Closing Ceremonies (performed before a live audience at Minicon 17, 4/1/83) The Fall of the House of Usherette written by: David E Romm. Cerebus the Aardvark adapted by: Kara Dalkey (with permission of Dave Sim). Dudley Doright episode written by: Brian Westley. Produced by: David E Romm. Can be heard, with CD extras, on The Fall of the House of Usherette CD.

Shockwave Bits IV A collection of parodies and homages
Repast of the Jello (performed and broadcast live as part of Weatherproof Windows of the Mind at Minicon 24, 3/4/89) The third (or sixth) in the Food Wars Saga. Written by: Kara Dalkey
The Secret Life of Wally Mitter (aired 3/27/84) Written and produced by: David E Romm Can be heard on Shockwave Silver.
The Dead Tribble Sketch written by Jerry Stearns and Star Trek Programming/Star Trek: The Baby Boom Generation written by David E Romm (performed and broadcast live as part of Colorized Radio at Minicon 23, 4/1/88)
selected bits from Cable Radio (performed before a live audience at Minicon 18, 4/20/84), the Orwell-inspired Big Bozoid show


Minicon Stage Shows

Live Stage Shows performed at Minicon, the annual science fiction convention held in Minneapolis over Easter weekend<

Amongst The Best of Shockwave Live! Vol. 3 Performed April 13, 1990, with Fan Guest of Honor Dave Romm and Pro Guest of Honor Jane Yolen. A compilation of the best bits from previous live shows, some rewritten for this event. Can be heard on Shockwave Silver.
[side 1] Introduction by Dave Romm
Pete Moss, Space Detective by Brian Westley
His Master's Voice by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull
Alaister Crowley School of Speed Chanting by the Shockwave Riders
PBS Liavek (excerpt) by Dave Romm, Kara Dalkey and Jerry Stearns
The Landing At Davis Corners, Iowa by Kate Worley and Jerry Stearns
Westley's Improbable Advertising by Brian Westley
[side 2] Interview with a Crackpot by Kara Dalkey
Jews For Elvis by David E Romm
When The Chips Are Down (short version) by David E Romm
The Dead Tribble Sketch by Jerry Stearns
Star Trek Programming by David E Romm
Generic Movies (excerpt) by Jerry Stearns, Mark Rotzien and Brian Westley
Ending by David E Romm


You, The Jury Performed March 29, 1991. Bigger-Than-Light space travel has stopped working. Will executing the disbeliever save the stranded humans? The audience must decide! By David E Romm, Brian Anderson, Kara Dalkey, Brian Westley and Jerry Stearns

The Keep It Moving Show Performed April 9, 1993. A helzapoppin' hour of science fiction comedy. By Brian Westley, Jerry Stearns, David E Romm & Kara Dalkey with special material by Terry Garey

The Adventures of Jason Reignboughs Performed April 1, 1994. What happens when Conceptual Artist Jason Reignboughs, at last star of his own adventure series, dies in the first episode? Bonus: Hands Across Anoka. By David E Romm

You're Riding The Shockwave Performed April 14, 1995. Hypertext Radio. Why the nomenclature 'riding the shockwave' is replacing 'surfing the net' as a descriptor of interactive computing. By David E Romm. Note 1: While the play stands on it's own, it makes reference to a lot of the Shockwave Future History, especially from Spindizzy, on Shockwave Bits III. Also, this is the third in the Time Travelers sequence started in The Keep It Moving Show and continued in The Adventures of Jason Reignbough. Note 2: The script is on these web pages, too. Can be heard on Shockwave Silver.

Broadcast Shows

TV Theme Songs/The Gigamall Broadcast 12/30/86, Side 1 has Folk Songs for Yuppies, a compilation of tv themes with a few surprises. Broadcast 10/27/92, Side 2 takes place in the Gigamall, that large shopping center in the St. Paul Spaceport.

Minus 500/Plus 500 Fresh Air Radio, the station that broadcasts Shockwave, was really into the 1992 Columbus Quincentennial and wanted programmers to program around that theme. Here are two shows broadcast 1/14/92 and the following week 1/21. The first is a roundtable discussion of science fiction from roughly the time of Columbus to the present. The second is a rountable discussion of science fiction from the near future to half a millenium farther...

Dave Romm Interviews: Douglas Adams/Jason Reignboughs Interviews: George Tirebiter Broadcast 11/9/93, Side 1 features the creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy talking about his latest book, his Newton, time zones, and more. The Adams interview can be heard on Shockwave Silver. Broadcast 6/22/93, Side 2 features David Ossman, of the Firesign Theater, who spent the first part of the interview in character, so I interviewed him in character.
The Software/Adams tape is retired. The Adams interview is the same one as on the Adams/Tirebiter tape.

Other Stuff

Goblin Tax/Promos & Pledge Raps Side 1 has Allen Varney's story about a D&D game which inadvertently gets out of hand. Side 2 has a collection of various promotions and other bits for Shockwave for the non-profit station it's broadcast on plus a few other. Goblin Tax and one of the promos can be heard on Shockwave Silver.
(The Scribblies tape is retired)




Availability:
Shockwave is a non-profit effort and all selling CDs and tapes doesn't cover my expenses. Help out the starving artist! Let's Play Doctor is $20. Shockwave Silver is $25, the other CDs are $15. Please add $2 for postage and handling. Overseas orders please add $5 per CD. I'll make Special Request tapes of Shockwave material that is not currently in the active catalog for $20. Prices subject to change.

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David E Romm
1 W. Lake St. #214
Mpls, MN 55408 USA
(612)-823-8708

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