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Every show starts with a cut from the ‘70s: Rediscovering the forgotten rockers, revisiting the once-hated disco beats, replaying the power-pop favorites. Next: copious amounts of new releases and occasional live bands. Also: I’m the biggest Nick Gilder fan on WFMU.

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Options April 7, 2008: a mobile storehouse of scientific knowledge, manned by a highly trained crew of young people

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
ark ii  episode: the lottery   Options     1976       
 
the heavy  that kind of man   Options great vengeance and furious fire  counter      *   0:28:02 (Real)
whitefield brothers  chokin'   Options 10" single  soul fire  2002      0:31:43 (Real)
stereolab  les yper-sound   Options emperor tomato ketchup  elektra  1996      0:35:50 (Real)
tommy roe  it's gonna hurt me   Options phantasy  fallout    orig 1967  *   0:39:33 (Real)
golden triangle  ghosts   Options 7"  sangre libre      *   0:41:49 (Real)
 
the tripwires  big electric light   Options makes you look around  paisley pop      *   0:51:25 (Real)
the unattached  yeah   Options s/t  throbbing lobster  1988      0:55:17 (Real)
dm3  1x 2x devastated   Options dig it the most  bomp        0:58:00 (Real)
 
magnus moriarty  embarassed controller of elevators   Options vs. the center of the universe  self-released  2007      1:10:02 (Real)
bloody snowman  happy fun time   Options bloodybuddies  daly city      *   1:17:43 (Real)
pete rock  914   Options ny's finest  nature sounds      *   1:21:16 (Real)
don cavalli  i'm going to a river   Options cry land  everloving      *   1:25:18 (Real)
floor  turn it on   Options 1st floor  radioactive  2006  cd reissue; orig 1967    1:27:35 (Real)
nice face  juju for jenkem   Options demo cdr  self-released    myspace.com/nicefacetheband  *   1:31:03 (Real)
 
nothing people  it's not your speakers   Options the world's lousy with ideas vol 1 7" ep  almost ready      *   1:38:02 (Real)
the naughtiest girl was a monitor  synthesizers (the story so far)   Options s/t  vinyl on demand    re-issue, orig early 80s  *   1:42:17 (Real)
hunchback  inside out   Options pray for scabs  don giovanni      *   1:43:21 (Real)
the hanging chads  think too hard   Options va-stand-ins for decibels  paisley pop    dB's tribute; this band is Robert Crenshaw with Jamie Hoover, Don Dixon and Bill Lloyd  *   1:45:24 (Real)
R.E.M.  living well is the best revenge   Options accelerate  warner bros      *   1:48:19 (Real)
 
die! die! die!  blue skies   Options promises promises  saf      *   2:00:17 (Real)
lungfish  put your halo on   Options talking songs for walking  dischord  1992      2:04:13 (Real)
ideal  schwein   Options der ernst des lebens    1981      2:06:57 (Real)
the yachts  look back in love not in anger   Options s.o.s.  polydor  1979      2:09:55 (Real)
david bowie  look back in anger   Options the lodger  rca  1979  sorry, but this was one of my favorite segues when i was in college and i just had to bring it back when I heard the Yachts song again    2:12:15 (Real)
terrible twos  rebel rerun   Options s/t  x!      *   2:15:10 (Real)
 
continental crawler  ufo   Options the anthology: cars, cards and questionable women  not aloud    orig 1979ish  *   2:22:37 (Real)
thee oh sees  two drummers disappear   Options the master's bedroom is worth spending a night in  tomlab    w/ John Dwyer of Coachwhips and Pink + Brown  *   2:28:30 (Real)
new bloods  fast asleep   Options the secret life  kill rock stars      *   2:32:20 (Real)
laura cantrell  wreck of the edmund fitzgerald   Options trains and boats and planes cd ep  diesel only      *   2:34:19 (Real)
 
lullatone  goodnight train   Options the bedtime beat  someone good      *   2:44:57 (Real)
jeff & jane hudson  information   Options world trade  lust/unlust  1981      2:48:03 (Real)
dj sonny midnite  the night is black   Options early 4-track edits remixes experiments 1991-93  self-released      *   2:51:09 (Real)
when  the king   Options trippy happy  jester      *   2:54:49 (Real)
 

Listener comments!

  Mon. 4/7/08 11:08pm Jessica:

"Are you 'trained'?"
"Let's just say: 'highly.'"
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:09pm john:

1976, same year as Shannon. Bit of a stretch, but I think I'm reaching the end of the road for this thread.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:11pm dave:

I'm guessing the fact that we don't hear anything about Ark I indicates that the first crew wasn't quite as highly-trained.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:13pm efd:

well, Ark I's crew was only one guy.

Unless you count the animals.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:13pm john:

Yeah, Noah landed Ark I on top of a mountain. Lousy seamanship.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:13pm peeps:

Thank god for some Ark II to clear my palette after watching "Legend".
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:14pm Kenzo:

I am personally hoping that this ark ii thing NEVER ends. Don't let me down!
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:15pm efd:

Kenzo, sadly I just have this one episode with me.

Tonight.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:16pm Listener David:

http://www.70slivekidvid.com/ark.htm
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:16pm efd:

btw, can I just say-- I am kicking back and loving life right now!
Now I see why Stan always starts his show with a 20-minute song.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:20pm ttttttpppppppaaaaaattttttttsssss:

!!!!!!!!!!
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:22pm Ike:

I prefer "Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince," but then I'm more of a child of the '80s, I guess.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:22pm DMCK:

Man am I thirsty, for some reason
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:29pm Kenzo:

Ohhh, the jet packs! I'd been trying to remember what show from my childhood had those weird people flying around in the desert with jet packs. It was ark ii!
http://www.70slivekidvid.com/ark/jonah-ar.jpg
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:31pm efd:

the most amazing thing is, according to the DVD commentary, that is a *real* jetpack! But it only stayed up for 20 seconds at a time... they shot 3 or 4 segments of a stuntman flying it, then used those same shots throughout the series.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:31pm Amanda:

All RIGHT! I loved "Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince"! Thanks for the memory, Ike. No way to go wrong with Benji in space.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:32pm Kenzo:

That explains why the image is so burned into my memory. (Downloading series now!)
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:37pm Ike:

You're welcome Amanda -- but did Benji ever actually go into space on the show? I thought it pretty much all took place on Earth. But then I barely remember anything from that show.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:38pm E.L.:

I'm haivng fun visualizing the Ark II crew performing every song tongiht.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:39pm E.L.:

Tonight! I always mixspell everything on posts.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:46pm miss buxley:

efd---hiya i LOVE tommy roe,,,,,hope you had a grooooooooovy weekend,,,,,lots of love,,,MISS BUXLEY!!!!! =)=)=)
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:47pm Amanda:

Come to think of it, I guess they didn't go to space. Benji was the terrestrial ambassador for the alien prince (whose name I don't remember) and Zax, who was a robot that I remember looking like Crow from MST3K (but I could be wrong about that too). I'm mixspelling my TV memories.
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:51pm Randy in NC:

If it matters to anyone in 'FMU land, Kansas just beat Memphis 75-68 in overtime
  Mon. 4/7/08 11:55pm flatd:

overheard at lunch during jury duty: middle aged fat lady sez "man i wanna get this over with so i can get my drink on..."
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:01am efd:

thanks flatd. I guess this topic isn't really resonating with the audience at the moment.
Randy, thanks for the NCAA update - personally I'm a baseball-only guy.
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:01am Amanda:

1. Thanks, Evan!!!!!! She broke my heart and stole my best guitar, but this makes it all better.

2.When "Get Your Freak On" was popular, I had a friend who liked to sing "Get Your Coat On" to the tune of "Get Your Freak On" while she was putting on her coat.
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:06am craig:

Amanda are you familiar with the Satanic Porno Cult Shops' cover of "Get Your Freak On"
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:15am Amanda:

Might have been nice to have Satanic Porno Cult Shop blasting out of every car in the neighborhood.
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:22am efd:

Amanda, "Get Your Coat On" is awesome, Glad you enjoyed hearing "1x 2x Devastated."
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:29am Amanda:

I do believe that's a different version than was on the comp. Yay. I went on a giant record store binge last weekend and looked for the Stems, actually, but didn't find.
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:36am Randy in NC:

Actually me too, but 14 yrs in Tar Heel and Blue Devil land takes its toll...
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:40am efd:

i'm surprised they even showed the game in NC after UNC lost!
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:48am Randy in NC:

I guess as a consolation, at least the team that beat them is the one that won. So they must have been good...
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:48am Randy in NC:

Gotta follow this with You Talk too Much!
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:51am dave:

whoda thunk REM still had this in 'em?
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:55am sloane:

Are you remembering Syd Straw? After those last 2 songs, I am.
  Tue. 4/8/08 1:06am efd:

I had actually forgotten about her cover of "Think Too Hard." They should have grandfathered that in to that comp.
  Tue. 4/8/08 1:17am Droll:

Bowie/Lodger... That's a forgotten gem. This makes up for playing REM earlier. Now *THAT* is a great band performance.
  Tue. 4/8/08 1:25am efd:

glad you enjoyed hearing that Bowie track, Droll. Something for everyone, that's my motto here on the Evan "Funk" Davies show.
  Tue. 4/8/08 1:37am Tom:

Laura woohooo.... what a voice and I even like this song again !!!!!!!!!!!
  Tue. 4/8/08 1:37am COBRA:

this laura cantrell joint is everywhere
  Tue. 4/8/08 1:39am efd:

i feel like the New Order cover's been getting a lot of attention, but this one totally caught me off guard and blew me away.
  Tue. 4/8/08 12:30pm Pinky:

Just listened to the archive so there is no point in doing this but that Hunchbacks song was very good. I will be getting the LP
  Tue. 4/8/08 9:49pm Snake:

1. Curt Boettcher (sp?) was an active light-pop-psych producer and musician in LA, sort of a minor-league Brian Wilson. Most famous for his work with The Association. Also recorded with groups like the Millennium and Sagittarius, worth checking out if you're into that sort of stuff.

2. Please please please forgive me for mentioning a name that I am about to bring up. But before "Ark II" the TV series, there was an album called "Ark II" by a Brit group called Flaming Youth," whose drummer was Phil Collins, pre-Genesis. I'm pretty sure I have a copy of it on the shelves in my musty basement, I'll have to dig it out and listen to it some day.

3. Good show last night (just listening to it tonight.) That DM3 song just jumps out of the speakers. Good stuff.
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