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Options December 22, 2010: The Holiday Music Funktacular!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
the ravers  it's gonna be a punk rock christmas   Options 7"  zombie  1977    0:00:00 ()
team 9  looks like rain dear   Options we wish you a merrry christmash        0:02:53 ()
paul revere & the raiders   rain, sleet, snow   Options a christmas... and past      hat tip to Andy Zax  0:06:16 ()
apache  kitty for christmas   Options radical sabbatical  burger  2010    0:09:03 ()
husky team  littlesaint nick   Options christmas in memphis  confidential  2002    0:12:46 ()
voicedude  forget you, santa   Options santastic vol. 5: snow, man!        0:19:52 ()
darlene love  christmas (baby please come home)   Options va- phil spector's christmas album  apple      0:23:40 ()
trolley  holiday/christmas in the marketplace   Options star of wonder  easter  1997    0:26:28 ()
the kaisers  merry christmas, lupe lu   Options 7"  norton      0:29:06 ()
big john greer  we want to see santa do the mambo   Options         0:32:04 ()
glam chops  baby jesus was the first glam rocker   Options         0:38:36 ()
slade  merry xmas everybody   Options get yer boots on  shout factory      0:42:28 ()
roy wood & wizzard  i wish it could be christmas every day   Options         0:45:53 ()
larry norman  christmastime   Options va-sugarplums      "private press" mix from our own Joe McGasko, who can be heard Saturday nights at midnight.  0:50:36 ()
dwight twilley  christmas night   Options have a twilley christmas    2009    0:54:31 ()
hanson  everyone knows the claus   Options snowed in        1:02:16 ()
the click five  my girlfriend (forgot me this christmas)   Options the magnificent seven snowmen        1:06:57 ()
pointed sticks  power pop santa   Options         1:09:47 ()
swingin' neckbreakers  santa claus ain't comin' this year   Options 7"  norton      1:12:44 ()
whirling dervishes  you're a mean one mr. grinch   Options grinch cd ep  continuum      1:16:10 ()
mojochronic  whoville (won't get yuled again)   Options santastic vol. 4        1:18:08 ()
cute lepers  christmas is the time to say i love you   Options va-blackheart christmas  blackheart  2010    1:28:14 ()
the dB's  home for the holidays   Options 12"  irs      1:30:36 ()
electric jungle  funky funky christmas   Options va-in the christmas groove  strut  2009    1:33:26 ()
jonny rubbish  santa's alive   Options 7"  ua  1978    1:36:25 ()
divide & kreate  i feel santa   Options santastic vol. 5: snow, man!        1:39:58 ()
donnie iris  introduction   Options ah! lelulia!  self-released  2010    1:48:12 ()
donnie iris  angels we have heard on high   Options ah! lelulia!  self-released  2010    1:49:32 ()
the marshmallow staircase  twas the night before christmas   Options va-what we do on our holidays  summersteps  2010  Summersteps Records Xmas collection  1:55:21 ()
elton john  step into christmas   Options 7"  mca  1973    1:57:51 ()
bob seger  sock it to me santa   Options va-michigan nuggets        2:02:25 ()
fleshtones  i still believe in christmas   Options stocking stuffer  yep roc  2008    2:07:55 ()
claudine longet  i don't intend to spend christmas without you   Options va-sugarplums      another nugget unearthed by Joe McGasko  2:09:35 ()
free design  now sound christmas introduction   Options         2:12:11 ()
bob & ray  jaguar for christmas   Options         2:12:41 ()
dj flack  insane in the winter wonderland   Options santastic vol. 5: snow, man!        2:15:42 ()
augie rios  mamacita, donde esta santa claus   Options         2:18:18 ()
future wife  i'm spending christmas alone   Options         2:25:30 ()
chris stamey & cathy harrington  you're what i want for christmas   Options va-christmas time: the db's and friends  collector's choice      2:29:21 ()
helen love  merry christmas (i don't want to fight tonight)   Options         2:33:18 ()
angel  the christmas song   Options anthology        2:35:27 ()
dion  santa claus is coming to town   Options rock 'n' roll christmas        2:43:20 ()
the o'jays  christmas ain't christmas new year's ain't new year's without the one you love   Options the o'jays  philadelphia international      2:48:12 ()
big star  jesus christ   Options 7"  aura      2:50:27 ()
das black milk  everybody loves a holiday   Options va-what we do on our holidays  summersteps  2010  Great video for this song here  2:52:38 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 12/22/10 9:02pm calzone!:

It already is a Punk Rock Xmas, thanks to EFD!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:04pm E.L.:

Yea! EFD Christmas! Missed it last year and so glad to be here this year!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:05pm Danne D:

Merre Christmas Evan and everyone!!! :)
and cheri christmas to you cheri :D
listening on my phone tonight so will only be able to see the first page of comments so if you shout me out the well wishes are returned in kind if unseen :)
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:06pm briania:

With a picture sleeve?! YEAH, WITH A PICTURE SLEEVE!!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:08pm efd:

damn straight with a picture sleeve! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone, thanks for tuning in!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:08pm Danne D:

hey EFD you gonna play 'Funky New Year' by the Beach Boys in 2 weeks? I had that on '45 when I was a kid :)
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:12pm Amanda:

This is my favorite Funktacular of the whole year.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:14pm Madi H:

I'm with Kitty.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:15pm calzone!:

I'm lovin the rythmic Hammond sounds of the Husky Team!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:19pm Danne D:

Merry Christmas Amanda!!! :) Hope Santa is good to you and gets you every cool record you want :D
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:24pm E.L.:

Umm... great! The ultimate rendition of the Cee-Lo song I wasn't really into.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:25pm Amanda:

I can't put my arms down!!!!!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:26pm efd:


Merry Xmas, Danne D, calzone, Amanda, and all the boys & girls in radioland!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:26pm rory:

oh man I love this song!! phil spektor really knew how to make Christmas music.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:26pm Amanda:

Thanks, Danne. I wish you the same vinyl joy
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:26pm john:

Hey Evan! And it's a Christmas miracle...the first mashup since about 2005 that I've actually wanted to hear again!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:27pm Aharon:

Even the most dedicated latkeist can get behind this.
(Season's) greetings, all.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:28pm xmas puddin:

  Wed. 12/22/10 9:28pm calzone!:

EFD, is this s Mitch Easter production?
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:28pm Aharon:

And on an entirely unrelated note, Evan, I recently Googled my girlfriend's recent (and excellent!) novel "The Cosmopolitans" and, let me tell you, it's not the first result that comes up.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:30pm efd:

calzone, the Trolley was produced locally (to them) in Wisconsin - not by Mitch Easter, though it does have that sound

Seasons greetings to you as well, Aharon!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:31pm Danne D:

Hi Aharon :) Hope Hannukah Harry was good to you :)
Hi Calzone and EL and everone else late to the boards :) I cannot see any more comments but I'm blessed to be able to hear the rest :) Thanks for a wonderful show Evan and again all the best to everyone in Funkland :) You guys add a 2nd fun dimension to the glory that is FMU. Take care :)
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:31pm Amanda:

Oh fudge, yay for Lupe Lu. Haven't heard it yet this year! Also, I'm pretty happy that apparently we're having latkes.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:31pm Joe B:

Yeah! the Kaisers!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:32pm E.L.:

The Kaisers make me scream like I'm seeing the Beatles.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:33pm calzone!:

Theeeee Kaisers! Nice segue to Mambo!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:34pm Michael from the Left Coast:

a rare and fleeting appearance here to wish everyone a merry and a happy and to also note that EFD played the APPLE Records release of the Phil Spector Xmas ALbum (very impressive).
I'm off to see the Clippers and the Rockets in minutes. My best to all
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:36pm Aharon:

Hey, Danne! With luck, we will get to all four dimensions in 2011!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:37pm Amanda:

Merry xmas, Michael! Your appearances are too rare
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:38pm Joe B:

I just found out Darlene Love is one of the backup singers on Poor Side of Town. Now I love that song even more!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:39pm AZ:

You forgot about Spoiler Alert!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:40pm efd:

AZ, damn, you're right!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:41pm rory:

If you've got any room, perhaps Pinto Bennett's "Honky Tonk Christmas" or the Silvertones "Bling Bling Christmas". Two of my favorite non-standard Christmas standards.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:42pm efd:

Hi Michael, great to have you here in real-time! And Hi Amanda!!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:44pm AZ:

Just arrived. I see I missed the Paul Revere track, but I'm so glad you played it!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:45pm calzone!:

A very glammy Xmas to you EFD and all the other Funktastic listeners!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:45pm efd:

I'm so glad you tweeted about it! It's a gem.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:45pm Amy:

Baby Jesus was the First Glam Rocker = love!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:46pm Kristina JustSheaNo:

Thanks for my favorite and Merry Christmas from the JSN/Scratchbomb household. Happy new year, Matt and Kristina.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:47pm efd:

Rory, thanks for listening - not sure if I have either of those songs handy, let alone have time, but I'll try!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:47pm Pirate Santa:

Ho ho ho, and a bottle of rum!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:48pm calzone!:

Bah & Humbugs to you AmyG!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:48pm rory:

haha...what else could follow that salde song but wizzard?! nice. ah yeah, no big deal efd.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:49pm Amanda:

Hi Evan! Hi Kristina! Hi Rory! Slade is not the past participle of "slay" but it should be
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:50pm Amanda:

Or "sleigh"
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:50pm calzone!:

Time for some Gary Glitter-Xmas!?
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:51pm AZ:

Ahhh....the ever-popular Slade/Wizzard double-header!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:52pm Joe B:

wow, great tune!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:53pm E.L.:

Joe McG! Great stuff.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:53pm rory:

the invertor of Christian rock 'n roll...larry norman!
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:54pm Amanda:

Super-excellent choice.
  Wed. 12/22/10 9:54pm Amy:

Thanks, calzone!...I wish *everyone* some Bah & the Humbugs for Christmas...
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:03pm E.L.:

  Wed. 12/22/10 10:04pm rory:

wow - my spelling is truly awful. stupid Christmas ham fingers.
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:05pm efd:

  Wed. 12/22/10 10:06pm Sybil:

Good evening all!

Just dropping in to the comments section to wish everyone a happy happy happy funktastic holiday.

OMG, just in time for Hanson.

EFD, will you be playing the song by the local guy whose name starts with D again?
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:06pm Skinny Jay:

Hanson? Dude, seriously. How about The Darkness' Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) for some far north Canadian dudes? If you already played it, too bad and play it again.
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:08pm efd:

Sybil, absolutely! It's a tradition. Thanks for checking in!

S. Jay, I like that Darkness song - let me see if I can find it.
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:11pm calzone!:

EFD has gone Power Pop for Xmas!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:13pm Madi H:

I'm still with Kitty.
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:15pm Joe B:

a Jersey classic!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:16pm efd:

Jersey classics back to back!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:17pm John Sterling:

And-a belly to belly!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:18pm andyg:

any adam warrock holiday tunes?
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:29pm efd:

I don't think so, Andy! Unless I missed it.
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:31pm E.L.:

Yea! C.L.
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:34pm Joe B:

we want the funk!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:37pm efd:

Joe, I think it's almost time for that other thing you want. (And John, you too.)
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:38pm Sybil:

Baseball? It's time for baseball?
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:39pm efd:

The OTHER other thing...
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:41pm Joe B:

This sounds like Hot Butter of Popcorn fame!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:42pm dave:


"i feel santa" just made my xmas.
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:43pm AZ:

"I Feel Santa." OMG. So good.
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:46pm john:

Oh, it MUST be that time...
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:46pm Amanda:

Oh, THAT other thing!!!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:47pm john:

To be fair, Dawnie plays at bars around the stadium after roughly 81 games annually...
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:47pm Ed:

Similar to your Wegman's experience- I was in the AT&T store today and heard Magnetic Fields' "I Don't Really Love You Anymore"
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:48pm Joe B:

can't be as disappointing as the Billy Idol Christmas album, although that one is great in its own way.
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:49pm Joe B:

I was hoping for a song "Christmas Is Like a Rock"
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:49pm Angels:

It's beeyooooteeefullll!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:49pm efd:

Joe, right, exactly!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:50pm Skinny Jay:

81 games annually he plays around the stadium and also 81 over-dubs on this track? Coincidence? It's a Yuletide Miracle!!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:50pm Joe B:

or Do Your Holidays Compute?
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:51pm Angels:

all hail autotune!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:56pm john:

I've got to say the non-ex-resident of the burgh finds this a lot radder than his wife. Dawnie rawks!
  Wed. 12/22/10 10:59pm rory:

gonna hit the sack - I'll catch the resot of the show in the archives tomorrow. Thanks for an incredible show, EFD, and Merry Christmas everyone!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:01pm calzone!:

I'm stepping into Xmas slumberland as well! Gnite all! Thanks EFD!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:02pm efd:

goodnight folks! Thanks for listening, and may visions of sugarplums dance in your heads!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:06pm Joe B:

That Elton track came out in 73? wow, I don't recall hearing it until the 80s. and I've heard it more in the last 5 or so years than back then even!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:08pm efd:

I know, hard to believe right?!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:13pm Joe B:

wally ballou! bob and ray!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:21pm dave:

for reasons i cannot begin to fathom, this is the first time i've heard "mamacita, donde esta santa claus" this year. that might explain why that it hasn't quite seemed like christmas. thank you evan, finally, i can break out the fruitcake and nog.
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:24pm Ed:

¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?- 1958
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:24pm AZ:

Margo Guryan wrote the song...
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:25pm efd:

ah, thanks AZ! And thanks, Eddie.
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:26pm dave:

as far as the internet is concerned, augie rios does not seem to exist except as a winsome youth out of his window a-peeping.

oh, and as "Boy In Kid Gang" in a 1962 episode of Naked City.
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:26pm Harry:

Thanks ,Evan, super Christmas show. I downloaded Wont get Yuled Again to send to my friend in Vermont who is a big Who fan, 55 years old and recently fired from McDonalds!! I trust this whimsy will cease further self-destruction on his part. Thanks again, Evan and Merry Merry!!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:30pm efd:

Ha, thanks Harry - glad you enjoyed it!

Dave, I'm surprised there's no further Augie Rios info! Thanks for checking.
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:31pm Sybil:

This blog post has some people chiming in with information, possibly even correct information, about Augie Rios, and seemingly a comment from Augie himself (although who knows):
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:34pm Amanda:

Awriiiiiiiightttttt Helen.
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:36pm William Swan, Jr.:

That was Atari Teenage Riot in the opening of that Helen Love song.
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:44pm randy in NC:

Oh Big Star's Jesus Christ was amazing at that live show a couple of weeks ago. Sung by Mike Mills.
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:45pm Sybil:

Following up a lead from that blog post, I found a bunch of doo-wop type youtube videos featuring Augie Rios and group. No dates so far. It does seem to be our boy, by the voice.
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:46pm Sybil:

Ah, Mr. Dimucci!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:48pm Sybil:

  Wed. 12/22/10 11:48pm john:

Now THIS is how to rock up a Christmas song...the greatest voice EVER in rock strikes again!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:50pm efd:

Thanks Sybil, I'll check that out post-show.
It's true John, Mr. Ierace could learn a thing or two from Dion.
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:51pm randy in NC:

  Wed. 12/22/10 11:52pm efd:

Randy, it must have been great to see this live!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:53pm randy in NC:

Yes, with some of our favorite guitar players too!
  Wed. 12/22/10 11:57pm efd:

this is going to wrap it up - thanks for listening, everyone! Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and I'll see you next week with the best of 2010!
  Thu. 12/23/10 12:03am Joe B:

great show
  Thu. 12/23/10 2:29am Harold Vauxhall:

God I hate Christmas records
  Thu. 12/23/10 7:04am ?:

@Harry There's always a turd in the punchbowl. Happy holidays, Grinchypoo!
  Thu. 12/23/10 10:34am calzone!:

Catching up with the rest of your fantasantastic show this AM, EFD! FYI...Wegmans originates and maintains it's home-base from Rockin' Rochester, NY! Also home to New Math, Jet Black Berries, and Calzone!
  Sat. 12/25/10 11:16am PATRICK J:

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