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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.

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Options December 1, 2010: Martians: Ulla!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
parliament  flash light   Options funkentelechy vs the placebo syndrome  casablanca  1977      0:00:00 ()
trailmix  you make lovin' fun   Options mp3  no label  2008      0:05:28 ()
persephone's bees  i like you   Options s/t cd ep  no label    their live set on my show a couple of weeks ago is now available on the Free Music Archive!  *   0:11:42 ()
norman greenbaum  marcy   Options spirit in the sky  reprise        0:15:43 ()
teenage moods  flower hunting   Options 7"  salvaged      *   0:18:42 ()
the clash  what's my name   Options s/t  epic  1977      0:20:34 ()
idle times  hey little girl   Options s/t  hozac      *   0:22:15 ()
 
beach fossils  face it   Options 7"  captured tracks      *   0:34:06 ()
orange juice  poor old soul, pt. 1   Options ...coals to newcastle sampler  domino    cd reissue  *   0:39:42 ()
the thermals  never listen to me   Options personal life  kill rock stars      *   0:41:58 ()
bryan ferry  this is tomorrow   Options 7"  polydor uk  1977      0:46:39 ()
tropical sleep  (hadita) girl with a diamond tooth   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   0:49:32 ()
 
the sights  take & take   Options most of what folllows is true  alive    catch them at the Rockwood Music Hall on Friday, and at the Rock Shop in Brooklyn on Saturday!
And hear them live on my show next Wednesday the 8th at 9pm!
 
*   0:59:25 ()
cinema red & blue  ballad of an all-nite worker   Options s/t  what's your rupture      *   1:02:14 ()
3-d  pin-up girl   Options s/t  polydor  1980      1:04:47 ()
myelin sheaths  everything is contagious   Options get on your nerves  southpaw      *   1:08:28 ()
the laureates  the wagon   Options mp3  no label    get it for free at http://www.laureatesmusic.com/  *   1:11:23 ()
insomniacs  mind eraser   Options just enjoy it  blood red / screaming apple      *   1:16:44 ()
 
simple circuit  moon druggies   Options 7"  super secret      *   1:30:11 ()
matthew melton  microbe in a kiss   Options still misunderstood  southpaw    Mr. Bare Wire  *   1:32:48 ()
upper crust  once more into the breeches   Options cream of the crust  red eye        1:35:51 ()
adam warrock  the silver age feat. tribe one   Options the war for infinity  silver age      *   1:39:09 ()
lazer sword  batman   Options 12"  innovative leisure    this song doesn't really seem to have that much to do with Batman.    1:43:03 ()
 
the like  release me   Options release me  downtown / geffen      *   1:57:39 ()
the jay vons  maybe i loved you   Options 7"  cryptovision      *   2:00:47 ()
clinic  lion tamer   Options bubblegum  domino      *   2:03:23 ()
 
la otracina  can't take no city life   Options reality has got to die  holy mountain      *   2:13:13 ()
diamondsnake  switch hitter   Options mp3  no label    catch them this Saturday night at the Mercury Lounge!    2:20:59 ()
waistcoats  overture/who can help this man   Options we are the doctors  larsen      *   2:24:11 ()
waistcoats  the problem's being dealt with medically   Options we are the doctors  larsen      *   2:28:33 ()
conspiracy of owls  let the sirens go   Options s/t  burger      *   2:31:41 ()
richard burton, mostly  the artillery man and the fighting machine   Options jeff wayne's musical version of war of the worlds  columbia  1978      2:37:10 ()
richard burton, justin hayward, et al.  forever autumn   Options jeff wayne's musical version of war of the worlds  columbia  1978  (Jeff *Wagner* ??)    2:46:38 ()
 

Listener comments!

  Wed. 12/1/10 9:08pm dave:

it takes a real genius to make fleetwood mac funky enough to follow "flash light", and trailmix is that genius.
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:12pm efd:

I concur!
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:16pm Snack Time:

My sandwich: PB and Jam, thanks.
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:17pm Joe:

hmm so it seems norman greenbaum did other things than that other song. strangely good things. will investigate.
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:19pm G:

Check out his "Canned Ham", a classic of c. 1970 whimsy. Iit was his minor-hit follow-up to "Spirit in the Sky"
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:19pm Danne D:

Hi Evan :) Hi Funk Fans :)
Awesome start to the show!
Alas I am dealing with setting up a new laptop I had to buy :( so this may be my only comment. Here's to a great show, Evan :) I shall stay tuned.
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:20pm Danne's Lap:

It's getting kind of warm. Move that thing.
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:28pm Neu Waveo Daveo:

What up Funk!
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:34pm Joe:

just bought that Idle Times LP based on that song alone. I love you, Hozac records. I may even buy your limited edition t-shirt.
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:36pm Neu Waveo Daveo:

Every hero needs a theme song....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1g7CzpFUtg
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:47pm Brother George:

Boster(?) breakdown? Can't remember the name of the song or the artist, break punk song..Help!
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:48pm efd:

Borstal Breakout? by Sham 69?
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:50pm Danne D:

lol at the reply to me :)
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:51pm Danne's Lap:

Your genetic material will thank you.
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:53pm Neu Waveo Daveo:

hey, whats the bed music?

Lords of Brooklyn?
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:54pm Brother George:

Great! Thanks, Great Show!!!!!
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:55pm drr:

Bingo Master's Breakout by The Fall?
  Wed. 12/1/10 9:59pm Danne D:

where where?
brilliant efd :) wanted you to know at least one listener caught that :)
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:04pm efd:

Joe, will you please answer Neu Waveo Daveo's question (even though he already pretty much answered it himself)?
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:09pm Neu Waveo Daveo:

t'was rhetorical. I've already ack'd that request....

I'll sit back, shut up and enjoy now....
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:09pm Joe:

It is indeed the Lordz of Brooklyn, from their track "Saturday Night Fever", circa 1995. The beat itself is a looped sample of the opening guitar solo of "American Woman" by The Guess Who.

It's also fun to listen to whilst making up your own words about what you're doing while you're listening to it.
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:10pm cheri:

i'm just taking time out of my busy schedule just to say happy holidays to my friends evan & danne,,,btw how was your thanxgiving guys??? ohhh one more thing ,,danne what was the worst xmas gift you ever got??
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:11pm seang:

yeah man, the wagon!
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:11pm dave:

i think this is the first dinosaur cover i've ever heard. good thing it's a good 'un, i might be spoiled for life.
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:13pm Joe:

I just today burned the whole years worth of covers to CD and listened to it in my car during my commute. It's faaaaaaaaaaaaan-tastic.
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:13pm Neu Waveo Daveo:

Yeah Baby!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCvtIdLxu1Y

The Guess Who riff was discernible. Wasnt 100% sure if it was LoB, Bomb Squad...

SHAZAM!
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:22pm Joe B:

Everybody - don't miss the Sights next week - they are fantastic live!
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:31pm Aharon:

And a happy Hanuka to you, Evan and "F(l)unk"ies.
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:33pm cheri:

evan i would like to give a shout out to one of my friends,,,danne d.
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:34pm Listener Pete:

EFD:

Just to let you know, Bare Wires posted four (4) new songs from their new record called "Cheap Perfume" out on their MySpace page. Don't know the release date yet
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:35pm efd:

speaking of Han(n)uka(h), who wants to check Twitter and tell me who opened for Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's tonight?
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:37pm Joe:

M. Ward and Todd Barry.

speaking of the Upper Crust, EFD, whats your opinion on this Professor Elemental guy? He's basically taking the Upper Crust's shtick and flipping it into nerdcore rap.
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:41pm Holly in NC:

Happy Hanukkah, Evan!

Awesome show - trying to balance listening to you & following the Duke-Michigan State game, head exploding! ;-)
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:43pm efd:

Thanks Joe - I'm not familiar with Prof. Elemental, sounds like something I need to look into.

Hi Holly, thanks for making the effort! :)

Pete, thanks, I'll check out those tracks this week.
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:47pm G:

Prof Elemental has been on Irwin's playlist for the last couple of weeks....
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:51pm Holly in NC:

So....the festive candy purchases I've made exhibit 4 different spellings of the holiday that commenced this evening. Is there a definitive 'correct' spelling that us gentiles should use?
  Wed. 12/1/10 10:56pm G:

No matter how you spell it, some willl say you're wrong. Just accept that and be happy?!?!
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:00pm another gentile:

חנוכה or חֲנֻכָּה‎
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:01pm cheri:

evan---please forgive me,,but commenting is in my blood,,,ty for understanding
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:02pm everyone:

some vacation.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:06pm Holly in NC:

(6) Michigan St. BONUS
34 13 47 11:25

(1) Duke BONUS
38 15 53 2nd
Team Fouls: Michigan St. 7, Duke 7
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:23pm Listener #107124:

This Diamondsnake tune is the second good AC/DC knockoff band played tonight, but more importantly, that lyric is far more frightening than any AC/DC lyric.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:29pm bannaner:

yeah
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:31pm efd:

What up, bannaner?!

107124, I could probably do a whole show of AC/DC knockoffs, and love every minute of it. Who's ready for some Rhino Bucket?
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:32pm Joe B:

Conspiracy of Owls - one of the year's best!
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:32pm john:

Hey Evan! Digging the new Waistcoats...the Great Lost 21st Century Dutch Concept Album...
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:32pm efd:

Joe B.. - yes, absolutely!!

John, I know - I was tempted to let the whole side play through!
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:33pm Joe B:

I didn't even know the Waistcoats were still around.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:38pm efd:

I know, me either!

Meanwhile, I figured one good concept deserves another...
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:39pm cheri:

efd--am i forgiving?? i'm just weak,,i could'nt stay away
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:40pm efd:

don't sweat it, cheri.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:42pm Joe:

this is absolutely progtastic. Where did you find this?!
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:44pm efd:

I'm pretty sure I got this specific copy at Jerry's in Pittsburgh. I don't think it's that rare - the whole thing is kind of legendary. '70s record company excess at its finest.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:44pm Joe:

OMG THATS JUSTIN HAYWARD
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:45pm efd:

No, that's Richard Burton.

But Justin Hayward is coming right up!
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:45pm Joe:

augh no it's not. stupid internet.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:49pm Chris:

A groovy War of the Worlds?! I feel like I should have slipped and cracked my head against a sink to hear such a thing!
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:50pm Danne D:

aha Justin Hayward...no wonder it sounds like the Moodys :)
cannot read messages (still on the so-called smart phone) but wanted to pop in to thank you Evan for a great show. Until next week Funk Fans :) Hi/bye to all you regulars and irregulars too :)
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:50pm John:

Wow, good stuff. I realize I heard this as a kid but I had forgotten all about it ... awesome.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:51pm efd:

you should see the lyric book. My favorite part is:

Martians: Ulla!
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:52pm Joe:

wow. Im buying a copy of this. It's going right next to my copy of Bo Hansen's Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:53pm efd:

I should open up a record store just to sell you things I play on my show. I would have made two sales tonight!
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:54pm efd:

oh man, I was totally going to cut it at the end of that last bit of narration, but the singing came in too quickly! I think we're stuck with it for a little longer.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:55pm efd:

Who knew when I started this 20 minutes ago that I'd be in danger of running into Noah's show?!
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:55pm G:

Small world note: Rick Wakeman got Hayward to sing a track on Return to the Center of the Earth (late 90s, but a followup to the scifi prog Journey to the Center of the Earth from 72 or so that had blazed the path for the prog War of the Worlds from 78)
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:56pm Joe:

SUCH IS THE POWER OF PROG
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:56pm baron oshima:

"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one he said...But still they came"
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:58pm Joe:

faaaaantastic
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:59pm john:

Whole decade of the '80s you couldn't go to a record store without tripping over half a dozen on these in the cut-out bin. Oh, and it looks like there are two of me here. You can tell who the Bizarro me is due to his love of prog.
  Wed. 12/1/10 11:59pm Danne D:

final score: Mars 1 Earth 0.

We'll be right back with the happy recap...
  Thu. 12/2/10 12:00am G:

But did Mars beat the spread?
  Thu. 12/2/10 12:01am Joe:

There's also a SEVEN CD version of that album.
  Thu. 12/2/10 12:05am G:

7 CD version, no kidding:

http://www.amazon.com/Jeff-Waynes-Musical-Version-Worlds/dp/B0009MAPV8/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_1
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