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Options October 24, 2013: Singles Breaking Off Their Engagement

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Artist Track Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Adriano Celentano  Prisencolinensinainciusol   Options Columbia  1973  45  CHEL-entano. Sorry for the mispronuncationing.  0:00:00 ()
Giorgio  Full Stop   Options London  1966  45  Easier for an American to say in Italian.  0:04:43 ()
The Roman Rebellion  Every Groovy Day   Options RCA-Victor  1968  45  Thursday is the groovy day.  0:07:20 ()
The Mekons  Work All Week   Options Virgin  1979  45  Only a couple more days to go.  0:10:39 ()
Earthquake  Hit the Floor   Options Beserkley  1976  45  As in dancing.  0:13:11 ()
The Menagerie  Good Morning 6.5   Options RCA  1971  45  As in earthquakes.  0:16:14 ()
Charlotte Austin and Bill Cunningham  Nobody Taught Me   Options Mattel  1961  45  with the Daniel Darby Orchestra  0:18:37 ()
Freddie May  Let's All Get Naked and Jump in a Pile   Options RCA  1971  45  Naturally.  0:21:56 ()
Big Al Jano and Secret Lover  The Condom Man   Options Hottrax  1987  45  PSA.  0:24:50 ()
Wayne King and HIs Orchestra  Our Dream Waltz   Options RCA-Victor  1955  45  Featuring Galen Drake  0:27:02 ()
 
Alice Cooper  Teenage Lament '74   Options Warner Bros.  1974  45  Lipstick stains, blond hair....  0:36:14 ()
Laurie and the Sighs  Touch Me   Options Atlantic  1980  45  Original version by Fancy. Don't know if it was ever touched.  0:39:01 ()
Diesel  Sausolito Summernight   Options Regency  1981  45  Obligatory car song.  0:42:27 ()
Vernon Burch  Sammy Jo Anne - One Half Woman, One Half Man   Options Chocolate City  1979  45  Obligatory song about sexual identity and/or gender confusion.  0:45:08 ()
Witch Queen  Bang a Gong   Options Roadshow  1979  45  Disco gong.  0:48:45 ()
Gloria Jones  Get It On   Options EMI  1976  45  Married a tyrannosaurus.  0:52:14 ()
Kellee Patterson  If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It   Options Shady Brook  1977  45  In any kind of weather  0:55:17 ()
Shuggie Otis  Ice Cold Daydream   Options Epic  1972  45  B-side of "Strawberry Letter #23," the most played song on WFMU during Singles Going Steady week  0:59:19 ()
Ike Turner  Right On   Options United Artists  1972  45  Things go better with it.  1:01:40 ()
The Electric Junkyard  Oliver   Options RCA  1969  45  I don't think I want any more, sir.  1:05:03 ()
The Crystal Junkyard  Fire on My Street   Options TRX  1969  45  And a tiger in his tank.  1:07:47 ()
The Neighborhoods  No Place Like Home   Options Ace of Hearts  1980  45  It's just a phase he's going through.  1:09:31 ()
The Sloopy Joes  The Girl with the LIght in Her Eyes   Options Diesel Only  1991  45  featuring Michael Shelley, of course!  1:12:10 ()
Sound of My Own Voice  Where's Tommy?   Options Noiseville  1990  7"  Sue P on bass!  1:13:32 ()
 
Inner Circle  Colt 45   Options Top Ranking  1978  45  Where's Billy D.?  1:22:48 ()
Ernie Smith  Pitta Patta   Options Steady  1972  45  Don't forget to roll up your car windows.  1:25:40 ()
Porter Wagoner  Sorrow Overtakes the Wine   Options RCA-Victor  1969  45  And the wine overtakes the porter.  1:29:48 ()
Harry Nilsson  Judy   Options Beatlefest '82  1982  45  She's tall. She has glasses. She had $500.  1:36:41 ()
Bristol Boxkite  Colors of Love   Options World Pacific  1968  45  Blue, green, red...uh, what rhymes with orange?  1:39:33 ()
The Giant Jellybean Copout  Awake in a Dream   Options Poppy  1968  45  Asleep in reality.  1:42:05 ()
The Family Tree  She Had to Fly   Options RCA  1968  45  Somebody had to.  1:44:49 ()
The Eclectic Mouse  Where Do the Hounds Go   Options Capitol  1969  45  I don't know, and this song isn't going to tell you.  1:46:35 ()
The Savage Rose  Long Before I Was Born   Options Polydor  1968  45  I rode a mountain back then.  1:49:16 ()
Aphrodite's Child  Don't Try to Catch a River   Options Mercury  1968  45  How about a trout?  1:52:32 ()
Golding Institute  Kimpo International Airport, Seoul, Korea   Options Planet Pimp  1998  7"  Timely selection.  1:56:15 ()
 
Green on Red  Time Ain't Nothing   Options Mercury  1985  45  When you're young at heart.  2:06:39 ()
The Boxtops  Sugar Creek Woman   Options Hi  1972  45  Don't go to the sour creek, whatever you do.  2:10:00 ()
John Phillips  Mississippi   Options Dunhill-abc  1970  45  Two Ls, 4 Ss, a shitload of Is.  2:12:24 ()
Jeannie C. Riley  Oh, Singer   Options Plantation  1971  45  Oh, Jeannie C.  2:15:29 ()
Jesse, Wolff, and Whings  Don't Cry Your Life Away   Options Shelter  1972  45  How about just a little bit of it?  2:19:14 ()
Sly Boots  Missionary Ridge   Options Faithful Virtue  1971  45  Has nothing to do with sexual identity and/or gender confusion.  2:21:57 ()
Fancy  All My Best (Sweet Mary)   Options Poison Ring  1971  45  Dedicated to Butch.  2:24:51 ()
Tindersticks  My Autumn's Done Come   Options Beggars Banquet  2003  45  Lee Hazlewood cover about death.  2:28:54 ()
Weekend  A View from Her Room   Options Rough Trade  1982  45  Falling leaves, people in scarves, a wistful squirrel.  2:32:31 ()
The In-Keepers  The Cobweb Threads of Autumn   Options RCA  1969  45  Meet the Spider of Doom.  2:36:22 ()
 
Roxy Music  Oh Yeah (On the Radio)   Options Polydor  1980  45  smooth cue, too! oh yeah  2:43:37 ()
Mike Oldfield  On Horseback   Options Virgin  1975  45  great big beastie  2:47:04 ()
Robert Wyatt  Yesterday Man   Options Virgin  1977  45  That's me.  2:50:26 ()
Jona Lewie  God Bless Whoever Made You   Options Stiff-Epic  1979  45  I don't know who it was, but thanks, friend.  2:53:33 ()
The Monochrome Set  Goodbye Joe   Options Dindisc  1980  45  That's my cue!  2:56:32 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 9:03am Cheri Pi:

'Ello!
     Thu. 10/24/13 9:03am 12539:

Single File is early for once.
  Thu. 10/24/13 9:03am Christopher in Chinatown:

Prisencolineninainciusol?? you're already hitting it out of the park!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:04am DCE:

did you copy and paste that title?? nobody should have to type that.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:05am duke:

I'm going to rename my cat Prisencolinensinainciusol
  Thu. 10/24/13 9:05am Christopher in Chinatown:

reviewing now, it appears I should have copied and pasted ;)
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:06am Joe McG:

@12539: Single File, finally on-time! @DCE: Most definitely!
  Thu. 10/24/13 9:06am Andrew:

hi joe & cheri & 12539 & christopher & duke & DCE ^_^

i was about to go but then heard this wonderful song ^_^
how do you pronounce it? hehe
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:07am common:

ello!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:08am DCE:

God I love when he says "STOP"
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:11am Joe McG:

Hey, common, cheri, and Andrew and duke and Christopher in Chinatown!
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 9:12am Scott McDowell:

Mekons! Just made my day.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 9:12am SeanG:

MEKONS!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:15am Joe McG:

Scott McD! SeanG! The work week is nearly over, hooray!
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 9:17am MD:

Good Morning...on this fine fall day!
"All is quiet on the Eastern Front!"
  Thu. 10/24/13 9:18am Andrew:

this Earthquake song sounds familiar, was it used in a movie or something?
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:20am Joe McG:

@Andrew: Hmm, I'm not sure! If you find out, let me know! Welcome, MD!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:23am duke:

I never thought Barbie and Ken sounded like this.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:24am Parq:

Mm-hmm. Barbie and Ken as Steve and Edie.
     Thu. 10/24/13 9:24am 12539:

Things sure changed a lot between '61 and '71.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:24am duke:

Barbie and Ken should have sung Let's All Get Naked and Jump in a Pile
  Thu. 10/24/13 9:25am Andrew:

haha
well a good song to leave on, bed time for me
bye all ^_^
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:28am Parq:

Duke, something like this?
www.nuffy.net...
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:29am duke:

@Parq that's what I had in mind.
  Thu. 10/24/13 9:37am Alice:

!!!
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 9:39am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Hello.
Peace be witchu.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 9:40am tim from champaign:

Hey Joe and McGaskoewits.

One of my favorite Coop songs.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 9:41am doca:

Hi, Joe and listeners
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:44am listener james from westwood:

heya joe! starring the heck out of this diesel cut!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:44am Joe McG:

Hey, Rev, doca and tim and Parq!
  Thu. 10/24/13 9:46am Brendan:

This thing is poppin
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:54am Fernando:

3h Single File? That's all I need on a thursday morning.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:55am common:

that little keyboard sound seems to be getting behind a bit on gloria's version. hee.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:56am Joe McG:

Hey Fernando! Single File is a long line this morning. A lot of 45s are getting in line as I write.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:58am Greg from Bloomfield:

Whoa! De La sampled this on "Rap de Rap Show"...
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 9:58am Parq:

Aw, I was hoping you'd play selections from CD box sets at 10:30.
  Thu. 10/24/13 10:00am trish:

Fitting stereo on this one.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:00am Joe McG:

@Parq: You're a genius! Hey, trish!
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:00am still b/p:

If "If it don't fit, don't force it, "are the first words heard when my player opens, am I cosmically/legally obligated to make that the principle of the day?
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:02am DCE:

funkay
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:02am Joe McG:

@still b/p: Cosmically, at least.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:04am tim from champaign:

Ike likes snow but not cold weather? I do not understand what he's talking about it. Can I get some help here?
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:07am still b/p:

Eva Gabor gettin' widdit now.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:07am Joe McG:

@tim: He seems to like soft drinks, too.
  Thu. 10/24/13 10:08am Brendan:

: This is a test of the Emergency Funk Alert, emergency alert system. This is only a test. In the event of an actual Funk emergency, you would be given brief details and directions to 'get down with it'.Thank you for participating in the Emergency Funk Notification System.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:08am common:

@Joe and Tim: HA! Hee!
  Thu. 10/24/13 10:10am trish:

@Tim Cold weather is better with snow because it insulates like a blanket. Reflects great light, too.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:13am Brian in UK:

Hello Joe and folks.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:17am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian! How's things in the UK today?
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:17am efd:

Hi Joe, looking forward to LP File coming up at 10:30.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:18am Brian in UK:

Sunshine city
     Thu. 10/24/13 10:18am 12539:

I heard there would be nothing but 12" singles at 10:34.
     Thu. 10/24/13 10:19am 12539:

You know, the big records with little holes.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:19am tim from champaign:

I posed this question to Duane yesterday but I'm curious as to what you all think too: What criteria do you use for picking up a 7"/45 when you are unfamiliar with it aka taking a gamble on it?

I usually go by price ($2 or less) and ridiculousness/awesomeness of the cover artwork, band name and/or song titles.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:19am Jay/London:

hi from sunny London Town
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:20am Brian in UK:

Cassette cuarter hour
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:21am Ken From Hyde Park:

"The B List" - A string of B-side 45 singles.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:22am Brian in UK:

Hey Jay, waiting for the electrician?

@tim price.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:23am Jay/London:

no washing machine all done Brian no to clean up the mess
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:24am Joe McG:

@Ken: Not a bad idea, but I play so many Bs the way it is. Like this one!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:27am Joe McG:

BTW, if any of you missed Evan's show last night, check it out. A wowzer!
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:28am tim from champaign:

Ernie Smith - country reggae?
  Thu. 10/24/13 10:31am Brendan:

Sounds like mr Neil diamond went to Kingston
  Thu. 10/24/13 10:37am ...:

If you need a bathroom break, you can put on side 1 of Rush hemispheres...meets the 1 side 1 song criteria
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:38am Joe McG:

Ha! I'm a little worried about the bathroom thing. I'm trying not to drink water...
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:38am SueAdynamo:

HAHA i thought at first it was an insulting song! Much more earnest at this speed.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:38am fearson:

i hear Michael Gira of Swans will write you a personalized song if you pay $500 for their new album
  Thu. 10/24/13 10:39am dorfus:

I remember that song ... Went straight to the top with a a bullet
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:40am tim from champaign:

I wonder if Harry was imbibing in some of Ike's soft drinks when he recorded Judy.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:43am Cecile:

morning all!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:43am Joe McG:

Damn Harry and his 33 speed!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:44am Cecile:

I would give him $500 to write a song called "I haven't been interesting since my first album."
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:45am common:

beachboysie.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:45am Cecile:

Or, "that album? The Seer? It was MEANT to be hilarious."
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:48am Magda:

Good Morning Everyone.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:50am Joe McG:

Hey, Magda!
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:51am Magda:

Hey Joe!!! Thanks for the coww punk CD.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:51am tim from champaign:

Nice avatar, Magda!

Here's my favorite Rodney joke: "My sex life is so bad that I went to an orgy and ate grapes."
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 10:52am Joe McG:

@Magda: Glad you liked that one!
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 10:58am slater:

kamsahamnida
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:04am dc waters:

Joe's new fave book: "50 Yards to the 3rd Floor" by Willy Makeit, (illustrated by Betty Wont).
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:05am Magda:

Thanks Tim. I admire Capt. Lou as well.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:10am Chris M.:

Joe: i didn't hear you wash your hands, bro.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:11am Joe McG:

Mission accomplished! Come on down to the studio, I want to shake hands.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:12am Brian in UK:

Anyone understand the expression 'Still waters run deep' if they are still how come they are running?
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:15am Joe McG:

My still waters were overflowing.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:16am MattBelow:

Joe Osborne strikes again!
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:19am Jay/London:

Still waters run deep is a proverb of Latin origin now commonly taken to mean that a placid exterior hides a passionate or subtle nature. Formerly it also carried the warning that silent people are dangerous, as in Caesar's summing up of Cassius in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar I.2.195-6:
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:20am Joe McG:

Thanks to Matt and Chris for pledging. Everyone else can, too! www.wfmu.org...
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:25am trish:

It's not about fjord geology?
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:26am Brian in UK:

Thanks Jay. Guess the run is as in Silent Running. Your cannot Judge a book by the cover.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:26am Joe McG:

@trish: ha ha! Just like Ike was singing about Coca-Cola.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:27am Jay/London:

yes thats right brain nothing to do with real water
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:29am Mike East:

That Barbie and Ken song from earlier was actually a pretty good song, aside from the blatant sexism.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:29am Mike East:

and I don't know Fancy, but I like this song.
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:30am trish:

A brain sub-divided and cut up into individual parts. What brain side is that?
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:31am Joe McG:

@Mike East: They later recorded "Touch Me," which we heard by someone else earlier.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:32am Jay/London:

should have said Brian trish
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:35am Mike East:

interesting...I'll have to go back to archives, I was on the bus at that time. Great show!
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:37am dorfus:

Ba ba buh buh bouncy tune
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:38am dorfus:

Do be doo !
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:38am MattBelow:

Follow the Sunshine
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:38am Brian in UK:

I like the upgrade!
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:39am dorfus:

There's that beach boys organ
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:40am trish:

@Jah/London Ha, oh.
Different page in my misunderstanding. Similar, maybe, in the literal to literary.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:40am MattBelow:

During the Ahh part it almost goes to evil psych but resolves to sunshine!
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:42am dc waters:

They really liked their strings in those arrangements just singled out.
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:43am dorfus:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6xiL3Kse0Sk
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:43am dc waters:

A little bit of string goes a long way -- like limiting to a g-string.
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:45am dorfus:

Cobwebs song reminded me of free design song
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:45am FRED:

Awesome show Joe. Thanks a mil!
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:47am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

I just watched the movie Flashbacks of a Fool and I've been thinking about Roxy Music all week. Thanks for playing!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:47am Joe McG:

Thanks, FRED! Having fun, as ever.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:47am common:

yes. good stuff today, joe!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:48am DCE:

ooh, Mike Oldfield!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:49am common:

mmm. beer and cheese.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:49am Andrew Waterloo:

wo, thought this was Tull
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:49am brian:

To Hergest Ridge you must come
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:50am glenn:

i thought it was amazing blondel for a second.
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:50am SLHalper:

Woo-hoo! Roxy and Mike O!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:51am Brian in UK:

Nice one Joe.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:52am Jay/London:

yes trish misspeelings are ....
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:53am Brian in UK:

Confess I really like Chris Andrews original.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:56am Joe McG:

@Brian: I wish I had that 45!
     Thu. 10/24/13 11:56am 12539:

Great show, Joe. You should do something like this more often.
  Thu. 10/24/13 11:57am dorfus:

For creationists wouldn't this song title translate to God bless God
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:58am Joe McG:

Thanks, 12539! I'll think about it. Have a great week everybody!
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 11:58am Cecile:

it could be blessing her parents.
Avatar Thu. 10/24/13 11:58am Jay/London:

i second 12539 :)
  Thu. 10/24/13 12:00pm trish:

Pleasure to listen along, Joe. Thanks.
Avatar    Thu. 10/24/13 12:01pm DCE:

thx Joe!
  Thu. 10/24/13 12:01pm dorfus:

Furthermore if the songwriter is referencing God from the perspective of a 'believer' why would identity of 'whoever made you' remain unknown? All very confusing . I'm going to drink
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