Options Strength Through Failure with Fabio: Playlist from December 26, 2013 Options

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The Failure of Noise
The Failure of Sound
The Failure of Rock
The Failure of the Avant Garde
The Failure of the Space Age
The Failure of Jazz
The Failure of Psychedelia
The Failure of Krautrock
The Failure of Electronic
The Failure of Pop
The Failure of Free-form
The Failure of the 20th Century

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Options December 26, 2013: The Challenge of Failure -- Clay Pigen Vs Fabio throw-down. Part 2 continued on Clay Pigeon’s archives.

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Artist Track Album
Koivistolaiset  Jättiläinen (Mr. Giant Man)   Options  
Cybotron  Parameters of Consciousness   Options Sunday Night at The Total Theatre 
Stefan Jaworzyn  Sleep   Options Eaten Away By Shadows 
Third Ear Band  Air   Options Third Ear Band 
Eduard Artemiev  Movement 13   Options Solaris OST 
Basil Kirchin  Evolution Part 4 (excerpt)   Options Worlds Within Worlds 
Prostitutes  Braces on My Fangs   Options Feral Grind (v/a) 
1-A Dusseldorf  Olala   Options Fettleber 
richard Pinhas  Paraphrenia Praecox   Options Single Collection 1972-1980 
Fille Qui Mousse  Gibet-Jasmine Ordination   Options Se Taire Pour Une Femme Trop Belle 
Dashiell Hedeyat  Eh, Mushroom, Willl you Mush My Room?   Options Obsolete 
David Wolff  Anthem from Bylos   Options Aura 
LCD sound System  Losing My Edge   Options  
Zebra  Who's behind the door   Options Zebra 
SRC  Black Sheep   Options Black Sheep 
Starcastle  Elliptical Seasons   Options Starcastle 
Magazine  The Light Pours Out Of Me   Options Real Life 
Chase  Run back to mama   Options Pure Music 
Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab  the Message   Options Vampyros Lesbos OST 
Jo Jo Gunne  Run Run Run   Options Jo Jo Gunne 
Can  Mother Upduff   Options Unlimited Edition 
Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy  Stout Hearted Men   Options Favorites in HiFi 
Scott Walker  Jackie   Options Scott 2 
Chris & Peter Allen  My Silent Symphony   Options Album #1 
Lee Hazlewood  The Night Before   Options Cowboy in Sweden 
styx  lorelie   Options Equinox 
Charles Bradley  Changes   Options  
Gladys Knight & The Pips  If I Were Your Woman   Options  
Smith  Baby It's You   Options  
Rush  Tom Sawyer   Options Moving Pictures 
Roxy Music  Both Ends Burning   Options Siren 
Black Oak Arkansas  The Big one is still Coming   Options keep The Faith 
John Cale   Big White Cloud   Options Vintage Violence 
Spirit  Nature's Way   Options The 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus 
Eno   By This River   Options Before and After Science 

Listener comments!

  Thu. 12/26/13 3:13pm Janski the *Jamster* Hamster:

ho ho..!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 3:13pm Ike:

Outstanding sounds so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 3:16pm Cory:

kinda wish I wasn't going to my FLGS at 4:30, oh well. I'll get good and "relaxed" before listening to the archive #TeamFabio #TeamClay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 3:16pm common:

hell yea, clay and fabio! happy happies to you two!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 3:17pm braveness23:

B23 here! Hello friends
  Thu. 12/26/13 3:19pm Yair yona:

Hey everyone, happy holidays.
This cybotron release is amazing.
  Thu. 12/26/13 3:28pm Jedd X:

Listening live for a change, KILLER START my friend!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 3:34pm controlled cathater overflow:

Nice sounds Fabio
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 3:38pm davex:

Happy holidaytime, Fabio, Clay, and everyone! Looking forward to the showdown show...
  Thu. 12/26/13 3:41pm Janski the *Jamster* Hamster:

3rd eye and ear well and truly squeegeed!
  Thu. 12/26/13 3:43pm dale:

i think i have 3rd ear macbeth. never got in to it for some reason. minus one for fabio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 3:44pm dale:

ooops, now i'm signed in....i feel better
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 3:48pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The Failure of 2013
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 3:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Fabio, this sounds great as usual. Sorry I didn't do any holiday fill-ins (my favorite!) for you this year.
(Although I did have the good fortune to have my own show land on the holiday yesterday anyway.)
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 3:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Wow, everything on this soundtrack is great. I guess I've never actually heard the whole thing, because this track surprises me.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 3:57pm Carmichael:

I believe Mr McGasko played some of this soundtrack this morning. Hi Clay and Fabio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 3:58pm common:

that was creepy and great, just like the film.
  Thu. 12/26/13 3:58pm Matthew Koons:

Bring on the Duel ... #TeamClay
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 3:58pm Yair Etziony:

Excellent set
  Thu. 12/26/13 3:59pm Jedd X:

Was that Artemiev off the soundtrack or a mix with the movie vox included, never seemed to hear the vocals on my copy???
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:00pm Jedd X:

Ah, must have been the Kirchin piece, LOL
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:01pm Fabio:

The music with the vocals buried in it was from Basil Kirchin, not Solaris OST.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:04pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:05pm kat330:

Throw down the gauntlet.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:08pm SeanG:

Hey Kenzo, that's awesome that you played John Parr last night-hahaha--gotta go back and listen!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:09pm Philo Gristle:

Big Tarkovski fan, though prefer Andrei Rublev to Solaris (still great).
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:10pm glenn:

a christmas joke.
Three guys leave their office christmas party and die in a horrible accident. they reach the pearly gates, and are greeted by saint peter.
"In honor of this holy season," Saint Peter said, "You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven".
The first man fumbles through his pockets and pulls out a lighter. He flicked it on. "It represents a candle," he said. "You may pass through the pearly gates," Saint Peter said.
The second man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a set of keys. He shook them and said, "They're bells." Saint Peter said, "You may pass through the pearly gates."
The third man starts searching desperately through his pockets and finally puls out a pair of panties.
St. Peter looks at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, "And just what do those symbolize?
The man replied, "They're Carol's."
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:11pm Dale from North Dakota:

Where is Clay?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:11pm SeanG:

good one Glenn!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Brian Eno fucking everywhere. My show yesterday spent a while dwelling on the Eno within a U2 song, starting around 44 minutes in.

@SeanG: And yeah, the other pieces especially dwelled on were John Parr as written by mega-omniwriter David Foster, Toto (who also played in the Parr song), and some over-the-topping extended climaxing of a Philip Glass series.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:12pm Philo Gristle:

Funny, Glenn, though it would be improved if the word used had been "underpants."
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:14pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Is this unrelated to La Düsseldorf?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:14pm morris midget:

@Ken am 15 minutes in to yesterday's show at Black Devil Disco Club.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:15pm glenn:

but then you may have thought they were carroll o'connor's, and that would never do.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:16pm kat330:

@Philo: That just may be us. You know my distaste for the words "underpants" (which Letterman loves to use) and "panties."
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:16pm Philo Gristle:

@Kenzo Related, but legally limited. Don't know who what where and how, but it's Klaus Dinger in both cases...
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:17pm glenn:

how about "gitch"?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:18pm butt ugly:

@glenn I'm sure St. Peter loves a man that's quick 'on his feet' just as much as he loves a woman 'quick off her feet.'
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:19pm kat330:

Underwear covers the multitude and doesn't make my ears wince.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:20pm glenn:

but it would ruin my joke, and that's what we're losing sight of here.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:21pm kat330:

Right, glenn, we sure don't want to lose sight of your funny -- and it was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:21pm dale:

glenn - did the guy get in? if he added they belonged to a round young virgin it would be extra points
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:22pm Ike:

I should have queued up a Fabio archive for last night's eerie long drive through the near-total lengths of DE and NJ. Roads were virtually deserted except for the occasional pedestrian mysteriously stumbling around, and the street lights cast a strange, far-reaching placid glow.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:22pm Philo Gristle:

@kat Since you know my pen-chant of the (tawny) port-man-tea-u, perhaps we could make it into "underpanties," doubling the level of-noxious.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:22pm glenn:

i don't believe the gentlemen in question were of the islamic pesuasion.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:23pm kat330:

Fabio, I know you love great world cinema. Have you ever seen the Swedish silent film, The Phantom Carriage?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:24pm Philo Gristle:

Richard Pinhas -- he collaborated with one of my favorite US science fiction writers, Norman Spinrad. Rather liked that cut, never heard any.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:25pm Cecile:

hey, when is the throwdown happening?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:25pm kat330:

I LOVE this "Fille Qui Mousse"!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:28pm SeanG:

just in time Cecile--4:30
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:29pm Cecile:

oh, 3:30, got it .
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:29pm kat330:

Well, I recommend it for anyone out there. We didn't watch it because of any seasonal reason, but turns out it makes an interesting NYE or New Year's Day choice. It's sort of a Dickens' "Christmas Carol," only a "New Year's Eve Carol" instead.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:29pm Philo Gristle:

Hedeyat is third favorite in a row...
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:30pm kat330:

@Philo: And yet you detest mushrooms!
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:30pm Jedd X:

One of your best shows ever Fabio!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:31pm Philo Gristle:

Yep, Phantom Carriage is wonderful. Probably a good easy intro for modern viewers into Silent Cinema. Had a spectacular new-ish score by Matti Bye, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:33pm dale:

clay's gonna have to lay down some steaming slabs of ken hammond or dokken to measure up to fabio tonight!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:33pm kat330:

@Jedd X: Yes, Clay will have his work cut out for him at this rate.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:35pm SeanG:

no place I'd rather be than right here
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:35pm Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:35pm Philo Gristle:

Dashiell Hedeyat: Dan Hedaya as a gumshoe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:36pm Ike:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:36pm Cecile:

Hewlett Packard?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:37pm Cecile:

Clay, just play some Kix and be done with it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:37pm common:

yea! clay!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:37pm glenn:

clay, you have to beat fabio at his own game. play nothing but sparks and the buzzcocks.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:37pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

CLAY!!!! #TeamClay :)
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:38pm Starwick:

LOL!! Love listening to these live.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:38pm glenn:

hp stands for House of Parliament.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:38pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

me too ... I hardly get to listen live. Clay never disappoints.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:39pm Cecile:

Oh dear God.
Clay, just play the dirty clown and call it a day.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:39pm Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:39pm glenn:

which is why there's a big ass picture of the british house of commons on the label.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:40pm Cecile:

I like the A1 sauce as declared A1 at some weird expo in 1803 or whatever
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:40pm glenn:

eeek, 30 seconds in and we've already gone through 4 time signature changes.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:40pm Chris from DC:

Clearly there is no god, Cecile.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:40pm Cecile:

I hate this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:40pm common:

where the hell did you find this one, clay? wow!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:41pm Carmichael:

Both sauces are made by Heinz anyway. I think they just put different labels on the bottles.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:41pm glenn:

oh man, this is terrible.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:41pm kat330:

Guess they have to shout "this is music" repeatedly to make people believe it actually is.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:42pm kat330:

Clay sounds fine. Fabio sounds like he's away from the mic.
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:42pm Janski the *Jamster* Hamster:

ding! if that's a cow bell
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:42pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

+50 for me
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:43pm kat330:

The lyrics!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:43pm nitcheepaw:

I think Clay has sabotaged the mic on you Fabio. Trying to throw you off your game.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:43pm dale:

look at the cover - it's awesome!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:43pm Cecile:

-100 points!
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:43pm Sandy in Houston:

I think that deserved some points . 10!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:43pm common:

i'm with matthew!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:43pm kat330:

Fabio, were you not listening to Clay's song's lyrics? ;)
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:43pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

thx @common
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:43pm common:

thanks dale!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:44pm Cecile:

Sandy, I gave it points. Just negative ones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:44pm steve:

woo hoo got here just in time
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:44pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

Woah, Fab is bringing out the LCD Soundsystem? Well, then, if that's how you're going to play. LOL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:44pm Ike:

Max points are 10, right? Surprised to say, I'm giving Clay's first track 10 points! Dug it.

Wait, LCD Soundsystem? Whaaaaat?
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:44pm Sandy in Houston:

no no it was good. !
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:45pm Cecile:

10 for appropriateness of song
8 for song
Average 9
9 points!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:45pm SeanG:

+10 for Clay for sheer weirdness
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:45pm Philo Gristle:

So far a double-yawn.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:46pm kat330:

With this from Fabio, guess it's even steven for me.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:46pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

Well, if the max is 10, then I must give Fab a 9 on this one. Mad props for LCD Soundsystem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:46pm dale:

round one to the fabio sound system
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:46pm glenn:

first round
david wolff 0
lcd 7
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:47pm Sandy in Houston:

-5 for LCD Sound System. too calculating.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:47pm northguineahills:

I actually dug this LCD when it came out. But, after hearing it continuously in Brooklyn, I'll have to give it a 7 today.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:47pm Chris from DC:

Well anything would beat that first song, so 5 for Fabio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:47pm dale:

but david wolff's cape and tight satin pants rate a 9
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:47pm Cecile:

I am jamming hard to this.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:48pm glenn:

first guy to play deadmau5 loses by default.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:48pm steve:

sorry Fab, 2/10 for the bland Park Slope stroller mom soundtrack that is LCD Soundsystem and this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:48pm dale:

now seems as good a time as any to start drinking - who's with me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:49pm Ike:

@Carm@4:41, NO WAY. A1 has no dates and the vinegar is probably less malty. Much less tamarind and garlic, I'm betting. Not as complex or crazy as HP.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:49pm Philo Gristle:

@Dale You're behind.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:49pm Cecile:

I haven't heard this to death, so it's still funny to me.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:49pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

@Glenn ... LOL. I say anything from Justin Bieber ... but since his 'music' isn't music I guess we don't have to worry about that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:49pm dale:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:50pm Ike:

@Cecile@4:36, har har, Hewlett Packard Sauce sounds like what Rev. Turnip needs when eating his staplers.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:50pm Cecile:

I am actually going to see the Sonics on March 2
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:51pm northguineahills:

Right w/ you dale. i have leftover non-dairy eggnog w/ me.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:51pm Cecile:

Count those negative points.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:51pm Cecile:

you lie, Clay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:52pm Ike:

There are still no negative points permitted, right? In the past it went 0 to 10.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:52pm efd:

Might be a stupid question, but is the red strip of tape on the mic facing Fabio?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:52pm glenn:

i suspect clay is not that impartial.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:52pm kat330:

@Dale: Philo just poured a Sierra Nevada stout for himself, and I'm having a glass of champagne. :)
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:53pm milk outlet man:

Mary Wing was having trouble with a mic last night sounding tinny and in-and-out loud, so they said.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:54pm glenn:

kenzo, we need a tally system for the showdowns.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:54pm Cecile:

0, Clay.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:54pm kat330:

Why does one move from NOLA to Long Island?! Gotta be for love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:54pm efd:

2/10 to Clay for playing "Who's Behind The Door" instead of "Tell Me What You Want."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:54pm dale:

i have a sore throat so i'm hitting the drambuie with a bag of pop secret - cheers!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:55pm SeanG:

classic clay right here
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:55pm Chris from DC:

10 for Clay for making me laugh out loud.
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:55pm phat:

Holy crap.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:55pm Cecile:

I always thought Zebra were from Canada. Whew, Canada dodged a bullet there.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:56pm SeanG:

dude has a higher voice than Geddy Lee
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:56pm common:

10 for clay!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:56pm kat330:

@Dale: Ha, synch! We just had some Orville Redenbacher "natural", so-called.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:56pm dale:

i like this early 70s anthemic prog sound. i may have to vote for this
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:56pm davex:

Hard to come up with points for these tracks...
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:57pm glenn:

meh. you say zebra, i say glass tiger.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:57pm cobradan:

Round one goes to Clay. LCD weak choice. You can do better Fab.
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:57pm Jedd X:

Ouch, minus 100 for Clay, OK, revised to - 99, the falsetto is kinda funny
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:57pm Cecile:

Frozen Ghost!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:57pm dale:

damn, now i wanna hear chilliwacks 'fly by night' - damn you clay!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:57pm Philo Gristle:

Third loser in a row.... damn! And after that GREAT pre-show set from Fabio. Glass Tiger, Glenn? No Jade?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:57pm Ike:

ZERO to Clay. Very silly.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:57pm Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:57pm kat330:

Well, this certainly beats Clay's first one, but ....
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:58pm Philo Gristle:

Oh, it was Rabbit anyway. D'oh.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:58pm Starwick:

Listening to Clay's selections always takes me back to hanging out in my uncle Mark's bedroom listening to the stereo in 1976.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:58pm dale:

if geddy lee was in genesis......YES!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:58pm steve:

7/10 for unexpected laser noises
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 4:58pm davex:

Might have to resort to hexadecimal: 6B on a scale of E5.
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:59pm ?:

Lasers are so cool! 10 to Clay!!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:59pm kat330:

@davex: Heh!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:59pm glenn:

the first two chilliwack albums are really good, actually.
  Thu. 12/26/13 4:59pm C in Tiger:

@Cecile... I agree, Zebra sounds 100% Canadian. I don't know what to make of Zebra. I don't think I'll call them good, but I like the fact that they manipulate vocal production much more than most bands.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 4:59pm Carmichael:

Ike, they are indeed from the same maker. But I was joking about the same sauce. I grew up with HP sauce, and laughed when I heard about the American *version* A1. Never could stomach the stuff.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:00pm Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:00pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

Don't worry clay ... that was good track ... 8/10 for me.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:00pm Carmichael:

That Zebra thing gets a 4 from me. Derivative negative points.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:00pm glenn:

how do they sound canadian, exactly? i'm curious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:00pm dale:

yes we did clay...i liked it....
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:00pm Sandy in Houston:

-1 for zebra
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:01pm gerbilgeist:

Zebra: 10 to Clay - Geddy Lazer
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:01pm northguineahills:

Zebra gets a token 1 for aforementioned laser sounds.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:02pm Cecile:

oh, I thought this was Sonic's Rendevous Band. 4 for bad Vanilla Fudge vibes and leading me on.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:02pm kat330:

Why is it Fabio totally changes up his musical choices whenever it's a showdown with Clay?
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:02pm Dan:

25 points for SRC
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:03pm beezlebubba:

One of you boys are going to put an eye out with those things!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:03pm kat330:

Zebra and sheep -- guess it's the animal throw down.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:03pm glenn:

2nd round.
zebra 3
src 8
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:03pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

2/10 for SRC ... Sorry Fab, that was ... what was that??? This round, goes to Clay!! #TeamClay
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:03pm Snortley:

Zebra's echo at the end of each stanza earns them a -9.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:04pm Philo Gristle:

+3 for the guitar. I gotta stay positive.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:04pm kat330:

And shouldn't David Wolff be on the "Black Sheep" track?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:04pm glenn:

the song is worth 2. the guitar solo is worth 6.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:04pm Chris from DC:

Glenn, exactly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:04pm steve:

6/10 for SRC
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:04pm Cecile:

so it averages to 4.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:05pm Carmichael:

Also a 4. Sounded like Crazy Horse.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:05pm gerbilgeist:

SRC - Black Sheep - +/-0 The almost good cancels the rather bad.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:06pm C in Tiger:

@glenn... Canadian because they remind me a lot of Triumph and Aldo Nova and probably listened to a lot of Rush.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:06pm glenn:

hmmm. you would think, but no. 8.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:06pm Cecile:

there's enough talk about swords to fuel a Shakespearean gay porno here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:07pm davex:

Both songs get ∞/0.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:07pm glenn:

starcastle. clay wins this round, unless fabio pulls out marquee moon.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:08pm Cecile:

starcastle = 2.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:09pm in my own sauce:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:09pm kat330:

@glenn: We just listened to Marquee Moon on our drive back to Knob Knee from Loogootee yesterday (yep, just wanted to type "Loogootee"), but indeed we did.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:09pm Chris from DC:

I was ready to give it 0, but 1 for the cheesy keyboards.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:10pm Carmichael:

Starcastle ... Zero ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:10pm dale:

oh, a lot of unnecessary noodling going on in this starcastle
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:10pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

eh ... 5/10 for this one. Good song, but it does not blow me over.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:11pm glenn:

ooooooh. they should have edited the src guitar solo in.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:11pm Greg from VA:

10/10 for SRC, Scott Richard Case from Detroit, they had a strong regional sound in the Midwest, still relevant, still strong!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:11pm Cecile:

Roundabout, Anoka County's finest Yes tribute band.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:11pm SeanG:

clay always self-destructs with this starcastle crap
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:12pm jeanne:

zero points for startcastle. in fact thinking of listening to a CD now...
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:12pm Philo Gristle:

+1 for the vinyl crackle. Otherwise a miss....
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:12pm glenn:

alright, i was wrong.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:12pm Greg from VA:

Starcastle, 5/10, just half way there, has a weak YES sound.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:12pm Jedd X:

Clay, your roots are showing, OUCH< fall on your sword now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:12pm steve:

i like noodley prog - 7/10
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:12pm Chris from DC:

Fabio lands a haymaker. 10.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:13pm C in Tiger:

I'm enjoying this like I can enjoy a Yes track. Until the little guitar bridge and wah-wah guitar on the 2nd verse, which isn't Yes at all. I wish I couldn't understand the lyrics, tho. I give it a 3 for amusement value.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:13pm glenn:

magazine. 10
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:13pm cobradan:

seems a lot longer than four minutes.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:13pm Cecile:

liking the intro to this.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:13pm hdm:

this stuff gives irony a bad name
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:13pm jmr3:

bonus points for blatant Yessing
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:13pm imported caper:

*picking nose* Starcastle listened to Yes I bet.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:13pm Davee:

Alright now I need to chime in . . . I really love Clay's music . . . the Zebra tune was great . . . .but Fabio keeps coming back with some REAL quality music. It is hard to decide, do I go mainstream or do I go for quality? I believe there is a place for both . . .
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:14pm SeanG:

gary glitter riff
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:14pm Jedd X:

Fabio shines with Magazine, tho Permafrost would have nuked Clay
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:14pm northguineahills:

+6 for Magazine.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:14pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

0/10 for this song by Fab ...
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:14pm glenn:

3rd round
starcastle 0
magazine 10
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:14pm Cecile:

ah, yes! haven't heard this in a long time. 7.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:15pm northguineahills:

I wasn't really into Starcastle, but I'm glad I heard it.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:15pm cobradan:

Fab wins this round.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:15pm dale:

this round to fabs - but how will clay spin it?
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:15pm ScottC:

Fab's only chance now is some Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - need some flamboyancy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:15pm steve:

best song so far. 8/10 for Magazine
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:16pm glenn:

john mcgeoch. the best punk / new wave guitarist, hands down.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:16pm Greg from VA:

Magazine 10/10, time for Clay to turn the pages and learn a lesson here!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:16pm kat330:

This may be my favorite since the showdown throw down began. Maybe a 7.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:16pm C in Tiger:

This round is no contest. Win for Fabio, 9.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:16pm Sandy in Houston:

8 more for magazine!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:16pm Vee_K:

this song is so good
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:16pm Philo Gristle:

It's not quite Buzzcocks, but Magazine is alright, and so far the best tune +5. Never was a big fan of Devoto's vox.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:16pm kat330:

And the drummer's no slouch either.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:17pm Cecile:

who is drumming on this? They are killing it. I raise the score to 8.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:17pm Chris from DC:

Hands down best song so far.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:17pm Philo Gristle:

@Glenn Not Quine??
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:17pm Cecile:

  Thu. 12/26/13 5:17pm ScottC:

Howard Devoto
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:17pm glenn:

john doyle's the drummer.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:17pm BDR:

Bill Nelson is Be Bop Delux
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:18pm ScottC:

I saw Magazine with the Dead Boys - I am old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:18pm dale:

fabio will go to sparxx at some point soon
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:18pm Carmichael:

Magazine 7
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:18pm Vee_K:

anybody remember when Clay played Attack Attack in one of the duels last year (and Fab of course hated it)? i still crack up when i think about that
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:19pm glenn:

i saw them play three times, and saw devoto play solo once. magazine was easily the loudest show i ever saw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:20pm dale:

i stood next to a speaker at an elvis hitler show once - big mistake
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:20pm Vee_K:

never stop
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:20pm Carmichael:

Steppenwolf was the loudest show I ever saw. I am older.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:20pm Minamisoma City:

Clay is pandering in sentiment now: and at Christmas time! He has no shame!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:21pm davex:

Keep it going, we're starting to get our hopes up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:21pm Cory:

I just got home from the game shop. Please don't stop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:21pm dale:

oh man, shameless chicago copy cats!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:21pm The Count of Al Dente:

10. Magazine is just fantastic. I couldn't stop dancing in this little tight spot I'm in, in the basement when I connected to hear The Light...
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:21pm gerbilgeist:

"Measure by measure, drop by drop
And pound for pound, we're taking stock
Of all the treasure still unlocked
The love You found must never stop."
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:22pm Carmichael:

"One fine morning when I wake up ..." Sounds like Lighthouse. "We'll fly to the north, we'll fly to the west ..."

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:22pm glenn:

gaaaachhh. chicago's bad. this is worse.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:23pm Greg from VA:

Sounds like Tom Jones materializing on the Holodeck while Earth Wind and Fire were rehearsing? 2/10
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:23pm label scraps:

Wow Chicago meets Blood Sweat and Tears via K-tel records. That's worth a fiver out of ten.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:23pm gerbilgeist:

this is: http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/nope.gif
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:23pm mizbip:

It would help much if you balanced clay and fab's mics. Can barely hear fabio and clay is in my head. Please.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:23pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

10/10 for Clay on this song ... EXCELLENT SONG!! #TeamClay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:23pm Ike:

Magazine +7, Chase zero. Chase is appalling. Some of the worst, most tacky lyrics and most cliched vox I've ever heard.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:24pm gerbilgeist:

Run back to Momma, and take 10 of Clay's points with you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:24pm dale:

ugh, blood sweat and tears called - they want david clayton thomas back
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:24pm steve:

yikes, 3/10 for Chase.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:24pm Ike:

@LS@5:23, more like Chicago vomited on Blood Sweat & Tears and created Blood Vomit Sweat & Tears. Mostly vomit & tears. Not the good kind of tears either.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:24pm duke:

Those lyrics": too bad if I'm an ass, go home to mom
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:25pm Cecile:

Love the horn section, not so much the vocs.
Uh, a 4.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:25pm Chris from DC:

Should have called the band Cheese. -1.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:25pm Cecile:

I own this. I give it a good old 8.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:25pm cobradan:

Don't know about this one Fab but a lot better than horn rock.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:26pm kat330:

IMO, this round is a strike out for you both. For the love of god, someone call! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:26pm dale:

you do have to give clay some points for actually going through some milk crates and busting out stuff we haven't heard for a long time. for a reason, maybe, but still
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:26pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

Another dud for Fabio ... Clay's was MUCH better.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:26pm kat330:

OMG, a sitar??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:27pm steve:

8/10 for Vampyros Lesbos
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:27pm Carmichael:

Is this a song-poem from a Wurlitzer?? Negative zero.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:27pm TDK60:

That Chase was horrid.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:27pm Greg from VA:

The Message is more like walking along a foggy night by the Hudson River with a girl that you know will do you wrong, a film noir sound for the radio,… Oh wait, a sitar, wow, Film Noir Curry Powder….OK 8/10
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:27pm dale:

the cover of vampyros lesbos is quite tittlating tho, that's somepoints
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:28pm glenn:

philo - john mcgeoch played with magazine, and p.i.l., and in between managed to write and play all the great guitar on siouxsie and the banshees' greatest tracks.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:28pm duke:

Vampyros by 10/0
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:28pm kat330:

Dunno how you can keep a straight face reading out the track!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:29pm glenn:

fourth round
chase 0
manfred hubler 3
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:29pm The Count of Al Dente:

Chase? 1.5/10
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:29pm The Count of Al Dente:

I hear you both fine.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:30pm Vee_K:

ya Fabs mic has been sounding good for awhile now
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:31pm slugluv1313:

yes that CHASE was horrid but that is Clay's gift! finding and playing these forgotten "gems" -- so awful it is GREAT! so, 10 points for Clay
and 10 points for Fabio too for that wonderfully slinky swanky oh-so-suave-AND-cheeze-y Vampyros Lesbos :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:31pm dale:

fabs - you sound good enough - don't ruin your enjoyment of your remaining time by engineering. or just switch places with clay
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:32pm Vee_K:

vamp lesbos song was on point
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:32pm slugluv1313:

wasn't Chase's "big hit" "Get It On"? and wasn't one of them related somehow to one of the dudes in Chicago?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:32pm Philo Gristle:

@Glenn Tx, I think I have a blind spot with Siouxie (I tried!). But I'll still go for Quine over just about anyone, new wave or not.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:32pm Vee_K:

i like feedback
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:32pm steve:

Fabio sounds fine now, no?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:32pm kat330:

You sound FINE now, Fab.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:33pm jmr3:

Fabio sounds fine online
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:33pm Jedd X:

Lips to the mic Fabio, sounds better when you do
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:34pm Davee:

You need strength to deal with Clay!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:34pm Vee_K:

strength through jazz cigarettes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:34pm steve:

haha @Vee_K
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:35pm Ike:

+4 for Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab. Vampyros Lesbos isn't my style but it's way better than Chase. But then that's like saying A1 steak sauce is better than herpes.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:35pm Davee:

Fabio - add 10 points!
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:35pm ScottC:

I think there is only one mic and Clay is blocking Fab from getting to it...
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:36pm Carmichael:

JoJo Gunne. Already a zero.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:36pm Philo Gristle:

Better Dusty Strength than a Failure Pigeon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:36pm dale:

ike - that's cruel - it's more like a1 is better than store brand catsup. or ketchup even.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:36pm glenn:

jo jo has potential.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:36pm listener g:

Is Fabio's mic switched to a different polarity pattern?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:36pm Davee:

I like this song . . . been years since I've heard it! Clay +2i points!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:36pm Philo Gristle:

I'm not immediately hating this.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:37pm slugluv1313:

thought it was "Run Run Run" -- ???
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:37pm dale:

i like this song. if grand funk did bubblegum it would be jo jo gunne!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:37pm Vee_K:

ya this song is rockin love when Clay makes me listen to these tunes i usually wouldnt
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:37pm latest burning sensation:

Nostalgia charity points for Clay and JoJo Gunne 8/10
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:37pm Jedd X:

Worst song of Clay's set, and that's saying something!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:37pm cobradan:

-57 points clay too chipper for me.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:37pm Cecile:

Nice solid boogie. 6.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:38pm Greg from VA:

JoJo Gunne was just too overproduced in the studio, much better live, but for this song, it's tinny rock and roll on foil, 2 points.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:38pm SeanG:

this is pumpin +7
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:38pm dale:

even fabio must be tapping his toe
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:38pm steve:

not bad, 6/10 for Clay's bluesy number
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:38pm northguineahills:

The Hubler Schwab was quite nice +7

Time to fry some homemade enchiladas w/ homemade red and green sauce.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:38pm kat330:

Yep, def better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:39pm Ike:

Dale, no, I'm trying to say Fabio's pick was so far out of the league of Chase that they're not even comparable items. Apples and orangutans, not apples and oranges.

ZERO for this awful Jojo baloney.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:39pm Davee:

Clay is best worked by hands; Fabio does not need hands! 50-49 for Clay!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:39pm Chris from DC:

+1 for non-ironically working in "Thunder Island".
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:40pm Davee:

Butt, ass, what's the difference?
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:40pm ScottC:

listening to Clay's music gives me a taste of Michelob beer in my mouth - you know those funny shaped bottles form 1978...
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:40pm northguineahills:

I agree w/ Ike, it's really hard to compare Clay's and Fabio's picks.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:40pm mizbip:

1000 points for listener g - there's that failure vioce I love! Thanks
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:40pm TDK60:

Jo Jo go go away; Spirit better.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:41pm cobradan:

10 out of 10 for Can.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:41pm Cecile:

Can = 8
Not my favorite Can song. But it's Can!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:41pm Cecile:

TDK, I was just gonna say that.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:41pm Davee:

Yes I know those Michelob - those bottle that didn't break!!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:41pm cosmic matrix:

hello, happy winter day, everybody! i am drunk on smoked maple whiskey......
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:42pm dale:

yeah, i think day after xmas both are feeling a tad hungover from food, libation and jazz cigarettes and ill prepared emotionally and physically for the challenge
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:42pm glenn:

fifth round
jo jo 4
can 7
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:42pm cosmic matrix:

...and delighted to find this merry gathering.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:42pm Davee:

The Failure of the 20th Century
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:42pm bunnyloaf:

hating this art school "jazz"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm dale:

ooh, cosmic - what brand? i'm having honeyed whiskey
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm Greg from VA:

10 points, CAN do and did!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm Davee:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm cosmic matrix:

fuck the day-after; for me, this is the day before.... i visit my family
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm steve:

9/10 for Can
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm kat330:

This one's in the Can for Fabio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm Ike:

8 orangutans for Can! Or is that 8 apples? 8 William S. Burroughs apples! 8 something, anyway.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm Davee:

Fabio -5!
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm TDK60:

Can could. Lotsa pts for Fab.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:43pm Philo Gristle:

With Glenn. JoJo 4 and Can 7.

Would love to see some of the flicks Can scored one day.. krautwestern Deadlock and Skolimovski's Deep End.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:44pm cosmic matrix:

hmmm, it's from kentucky.... and in the freezer....
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:44pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

8/10 for Fab on that one ... wasn't feeling it at first, but is good.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:44pm cosmic matrix:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:44pm Carmichael:

OK, wonderfully odd. A definite 9 for Can.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:44pm Fuzzy:

I gotta go to the Can, man...
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:45pm Davee:

Pork chops are in the freezer and tasting better!
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:45pm jmr3:

Can: 8.5 +
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:45pm Chris from DC:

8 for Can, and 8 for the whiskey.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:45pm Davee:

I gotta peei in the can!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:46pm Fuzzy:

+10 for my Harpoon IPA
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:46pm dale:

i think we're witnessing a breakup here, folks
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:46pm SeanG:

the odd couple
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:46pm C in Tiger:

I agree with Cecile again on Can, 8,
Jo Jo Gunne is an OK pop song bbt nothing special, 4.
IMO only chance for Clay Pigen to make up some points is if he breaks out some Foreigner.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:46pm Cecile:

cosmic matrix, I empathize with you. Bring a flask.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:46pm cglenn:

Can is amazing.. thanks Fab.
nice duel...
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:46pm karmester:

I'm a fan of both of you for different reasons. So far I'm really liking Fabio's contributions here. I think CP really underestimates the appeal of Fabio's choices.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:46pm ScottC:

I say get Clay's mic before we hear Jannette!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:47pm Davee:

Play Rush!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:47pm Cecile:

Loved it at 45.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:47pm Cecile:

I love this crap. A good solid 8.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:47pm glenn:

1 bonus point for nelson on 45.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:47pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

LOL ... 9/10 for this on CP.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:47pm Carmichael:

Ya, it sounded like Edith Piaf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:47pm dale:

gotta say it - i like nelson eddy more than can right now. maybe the likker talking
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:47pm Davee:

78 would be better!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm Cecile:

I cut my musical teeth on this kind of thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm Matt W:

10 points to whoever plays it at 45 speed
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm ScottC:

low blow
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm Davee:

Yah, yah, yah!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm Cecile:

dale, that wasn't can's finest moment, IMO.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm gerbilgeist:

+10 points for losing 5 points
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm Fuzzy:

Stout's alright, but I prefer IPAs
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm cosmic matrix:

this song cuts the mustard!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm kat330:

"I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK."
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm Greg from VA:

Vaudeville is not coming back Clay. 0.3 points
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:48pm Davee:

this is awful!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:49pm cosmic matrix:

what is this, fencing?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:49pm glenn:

clay is easily the most sentimental w.f.m.u. dude.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:49pm Cecile:

Big Finish!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:49pm cosmic matrix:

i smell manly man smells
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:49pm northguineahills:

Can, automatically an +8
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:49pm Davee:

Clay -20 points !!!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:49pm Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:49pm cosmic matrix:

echo chamber
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:50pm jmr3:

make it stop
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:50pm Cecile:

eh, Scott Walker. Not my favorite. But great seg.
5 for Scott.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:50pm kat330:

YES, Fabio!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:50pm dale:

10 points to matt w for the rip taylor avatar!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:50pm Davee:

I gotta fart!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:50pm Carmichael:

I feel the need to march. 8 points.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:50pm dale:

damn, scott walker IS like nelson eddy at 45
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:50pm Davee:

What is this crap!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:51pm SeanG:

sounds like Fabio singing
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:51pm kat330:

Brel is alive and well and living in Jersey City!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:51pm Davee:

A Pile in the driveway!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:51pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

7/10 for this one Fab. Sounds good tho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:51pm steve:

mmm 7/10 for Scott Walker
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:51pm TDK60:

Walker a possible bridge between Fab & Clay?
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:51pm C in Tiger:

I don't think it's fair that Fabio always follows CP. Unfair advantage IMO.
McDonald & Eddy = 5
Scott Walker = 9
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:51pm glenn:

sixth round
nelson eddy 5 + 1 bonus point = 6
scott walker 5
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:52pm Janski the *Jamster* Hamster:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:52pm Davee:

Where is XRAY Burns when you need him?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:52pm dale:

i'd expect port of amsterdam by bowie out of fabio. he's going for low hanging fruit now
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:52pm slugluv1313:

10 points for Scott Walker!!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:52pm glenn:

scott walker trying to be frankie laine here.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:52pm Davee:

Minus 2 points for Clay!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:53pm Carmichael:

As a huge Scott Walker fan, I'll say this is one of his sappier moments. But good pairing with Nelson Eddy. 5 points.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:53pm Cecile:

Now it really sounds like Shakespearean porn.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:53pm Davee:

That was awful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:53pm dale:

le beau!
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:54pm cglenn:

i thought that was Brel... had to be Brel... thanks Fab.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:54pm Carmichael:

Clay should play the theme from Blazing Saddles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:54pm steve:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:54pm Davee:

I wish you would duel with real swords!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:54pm dale:

big louise is my favorite walker song.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:54pm Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:54pm SeanG:

should break out the new Scott Walker
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:54pm Davee:

Off work, my foot!
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:55pm karmester:

This is IT. Jackie. My new favorite song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:56pm dale:

tommy tune comes out next, no doubt
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:56pm Cecile:

Chris and Peter Allen were Australian.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:56pm Cecile:

Stop talking dirty!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:57pm SeanG:

fat sword
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:57pm Cecile:

ok baroque pop
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:58pm dale:

20 poiints for elizabethan harpsichordy poppy delightfulness with a fuzzy guitar!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:58pm Carmichael:

This sounds like a hep band that Dirty Harry would go see on his day off.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:58pm Davee:

this is awful too!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:59pm Davee:

minus 20 for whoever wanted to play this awful@#$(*^&!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:59pm Cecile:

I give it a six now that the guitar kicked in.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:59pm TDK60:

Hope my bubblegum is soft by the end of the tune. Minus several pts. for Clay.
  Thu. 12/26/13 5:59pm Janski the *Jamster* Hamster:

is that clay singing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:59pm dale:

you're all high - this is awesome sauce!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:59pm Carmichael:

Who baroque it?!? <rimshot> It's a solid 5.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 5:59pm steve:

7/10 for the fuzzy guitar
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 5:59pm glenn:

"go on, punk. make my day off".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:00pm dale:

oh man. breaking out the cowboy in sweden soundtrack - ONE HUNDRED POINTS!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:00pm Cecile:

1 for Lee Hazelwood. Hate him.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:00pm Philo Gristle:

@Carm Exactly! Though Schifrin's score for the first one is one of the great soundtracks....
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:00pm Fuzzy:

Hazlewood for the win!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:00pm northguineahills:

Not a Scott Walker fan, but I dug Jackie, so +6.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:00pm kat330:

Clay wins this round for me.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:01pm C in Tiger:

Best CP choice so far 9/10. But then Fabio follow up with a Hazlewood 10.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:01pm glenn:

seventh round
chris and peter 8
lee 10
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:01pm dale:

too bad the cd sounds like they recorded it off a kinescope, which they probably did
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:01pm Chris from DC:

The Hazelwood is an improvement, so +5 Fabio.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:01pm Carmichael:

Whoever played this Lee song is the champeen of the UNIVERSE!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:01pm Cecile:

We need some rock here. I need to get amped up for the long long bus ride home.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:02pm Philo Gristle:

Not as great as "Poor Man," but I like Lee. +7
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:02pm steve:

9/10 for Lee Hazlewood!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:02pm dale:

clay won this round for originality. fabs for musicality
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:02pm cobradan:

5 clay 9 fabio
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:02pm Matt W:

+6 for Chris and Peter
+7 for Hazlewood
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:02pm kat330:

Watch out for the liveStockholm in Sweden, Lee.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:02pm Janski the *Jamster* Hamster:

fabio ali vs cassius clay
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:03pm Cecile:

  Thu. 12/26/13 6:03pm TDK60:

Paisley cowboy sorta. Tiny bit wistful. 1.5 pt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:03pm dale:

fabs has an unyielding sword, one can surmise
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:03pm Brian C.:

-4 points to Fabio for bragging that he has a bigger sword than Clay!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:03pm northguineahills:

+8 for Hazelwood.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:04pm Greg from VA:

Lee Hazelwood is the God of 8 tracks! 10 points
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:04pm slugluv1313:

Chris & Peter Allen = 5 points
and Peter Allen signed album SO totally cool because it IS so UN-cool!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:04pm Cecile:

Styx 0
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:05pm glenn:

styx -1000
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:05pm Chris from DC:

Isn't this against the Geneva Convention?
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:05pm lucybluebear:

-8 for styx
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:05pm Philo Gristle:

Will Fab play Stones to counter Styx?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:05pm slugluv1313:

STYX!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Clay will get 100 points if he has the nerve to play "Mr. Roboto"
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:05pm Dee Mora-Lieze:

True story? Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra sitting naked and tripping on acid when Daddy Frank came home.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:05pm TDK60:

No Styx! Maybe on 45rpm if it's 33 1/3.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:06pm kat330:

Must be some truly musky tears in that studio by now with all the sword crossing.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:06pm Philo Gristle:

Daddy Frank, the Guitar Man?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:07pm Chris from DC:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:07pm Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:07pm Greg from VA:

Why does Clay like the overproduced big studio sounds of 70's rock groups like Styx, good Goddess googily, before we know it he's be spinning Bloodrock any moment now!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:07pm Carmichael:

Good God. Game over, Clay suicide.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:07pm cobradan:

Styx -100000000000000
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:08pm Fuzzy:

Oh, how it burns!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:08pm glenn:

styx - the justin bieber of the seventies.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:08pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

10/10 for Clay on this one ... Discovered this song while listening to Clay's show months and months ago ... awesome Styx song!!!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:08pm mizbip:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:08pm new hip:

@Philo Frank Sinatra, daddy to Nancy
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:08pm TDK60:

WFMU exists not to play this. Minus 33 pts for C.P.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm C in Tiger:

Styx = 3
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm slugluv1313:

ouch!!!!!!! the pain!!!!!!!!! make it stop!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm Matt W:

50 points to clay
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm George of Troy:

Styx makes me homicidal. More so the weedling guitar racket from DiMeola and the like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm dale:

damn, i'm driving down the road in my amc hornet hatchback after a few gennys listening to styx over my realistic tape deck!!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm cglenn:

lorelie let's die together
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm Carmichael:

I want to die.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm Greg from VA:

My dog just left the room with his tail down,…. 0 points on Styx!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm kat330:

Few would be drawn to that Lorelei siren song.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:09pm Philo Gristle:

@new hip -- got it, was making a lame Haggard joke.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:10pm glenn:

ha! i read the universal loathing of lorelei and take comfort in knowing that clay will spin it so that he wins the round.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:10pm Janski the *Jamster* Hamster:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:10pm Ike:

Agreed, TDK60. Styx is the opposite of WFMU.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:10pm Larst:

It's a Christmas miracle, I get to hear Clay live. Hey Fabio.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:10pm cosmic matrix:

oh god, the only one i like is "mr roboto" got that on a compilation record from caldor!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:11pm Janski the *Jamster* Hamster:

Clay hit the skids..
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:11pm lucybluebear:

what's the score now??
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:11pm Carmichael:

Fabio can play the Partridge Family and STILL win.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:11pm drewo:

That Styx rocked out at the end. Give it a 5.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:11pm hosepipe:

I hope none of my friends are listening.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:11pm northguineahills:

+2 for Styx, not a Styx hater.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:11pm dale:

do they still do those 'pickin' on...' covers? styz is ripe for a bluegrass cover
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:11pm glenn:

actually, it was a pretty good merle haggard joke.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:12pm Chris from DC:

+20 for Fabio. Great cover.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:12pm karmester:

Negative 10 points for Styx.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:12pm Greg from VA:

Fabio 531 points, Clay 459 points, according to Instaccuraville Stats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:13pm steve:

2 for Styx is the best I can do
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:13pm Carmichael:

I hope none of my friends know that I'm listening.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:13pm glenn:

round eight
styx 0
charles bradley 10
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:13pm Starwick:

I am wearing my styx belt buckle even as I type this. +10, Clay.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:13pm Larst:

Digging the Sab cover. 25 points.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:13pm Cecile:

Sabbath wrote some damn good songs. 9
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:14pm Cecile:

It's like Richie Havens taking on a song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:14pm dale:

i would never guess this was a sabbath song. nice one fabs
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:14pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

Eh, sorry Fab ... not feeling this one ... 2/10 ... this round went to CP!!! #TeamClay
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:14pm kat330:

Finally the soul enters the room -- yeah!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:14pm slugluv1313:

WOW!!!! 10 ponts for this amazing version of "Changes" *chills*
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:14pm Carmichael:

Holy crap, this is awesome! AWESOME! 36 million points!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:14pm phat:

This is incredible.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:15pm cobradan:

7 for Fabs anything beats Styx
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:15pm Cecile:

Ozzy must have cried when he heard this.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:15pm Greg from VA:

Soul of the heart music by Charles Bradley versus the cold whiny sneezes of Styx, no contest, Charles gets 9 points!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:15pm jeff in puna:

Holy moly. Instant soul classic
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:15pm Philo Gristle:

Styx +1 for playing the worst song of the year. Cojones.
Charles Bradley +9. Fantastic.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:15pm George of Troy:

Seriously cool cover of a great Sabbath song.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:15pm TDK60:

I was driving at night on PA Tpk, near P.burgh circa 1975. I heard Styx on radio for 1st time. I knew rock was dead...or...waiting for punk to come along.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:15pm steve:

holy hell moly... 10 points for Fab
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:15pm Cecile:

chills here.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:16pm C in Tiger:

I call this one a tie. Charles Bradley = 3.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:16pm kat330:

The adamancy of some commenters (in the face of absurdity) has me believing there's some major moolah on the line for them.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:16pm Jedd X:

PERFECTION! 10000000 points for Charles Bradley
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:16pm Barbie Buns:

Clay pulls one out of left field for the surprise cover of the contest. Nice recovery from that Styx debacle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:16pm Matt W:

10 Points for making my heart melt
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:16pm Starwick:

Whoa! Great tune!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:16pm DMcK:

+10 to Fabio
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:16pm SeanG:

me too Cecile
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:17pm Cecile:

Clay pushes Fab to greater greatness
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:17pm kat330:

Great harmony, Clay!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:17pm northguineahills:

+8 for Charles Bradley.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:17pm Greg from VA:

I relate to everything about Clay except for 90% of the music he likes,… so strange how that works.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:18pm eejisquay:

what happened to the good ole days when it was just clay on this show?!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:18pm TDK60:

Can we get a theoretical analysis of this duel?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:18pm Cecile:

I gotta go. Take care!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:19pm Vee_K:

it's all good ole days
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:19pm dale:

the charles bradley isn't vintage, it's brand new. minus points for the 70s distorted over-aware production
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:19pm Greg from VA:

Cecile, have a Happy New Year!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:19pm Carmichael:

I'm glad we've moved on from Styx-Gate.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:20pm Cecile:

I give Gladys a good solid 8.
Now gotta go, thanks Greg!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:20pm Chris from DC:

Wow, Clay, not bad. 7.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:20pm kat330:

Gladys time to get into a groove!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:21pm cglenn:

big ups Clay... oh my... super choice..
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:21pm TDK60:

This is a Clay choice?! Hmm...I dig the little clavinet, reverb.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:21pm glenn:

eighth round
styx 0
charles bradley 10
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:21pm Kurt Gottschalk:

been listening since 3.

gladys knight ftw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:22pm Matt W:

7 for that funky clav sneakin' in there
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:22pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

Excellent track by Gladys Knight ... 8/10 for CP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:22pm steve:

9 for Clay! more soul!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:22pm Greg from VA:

Nice Clay, I can see the Detroit Skyline right now in my mind with this song,… 8 points!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:22pm Tidepoolbay:


Nice choice with Charles Bradley! A great cover! Now I need to find that album. Clay -10 for Styx
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:22pm Carmichael:

This now sounds dated after the modern Charles Bradley. 6 points.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:22pm Philo Gristle:

Props, Clay. A fine pick. Even if it was the first one. +7
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:23pm dale:

i wonder how you introduced yourself if you were a pip?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:23pm Philo Gristle:

Smith kills.10
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:24pm steve:

things are heating up... 10 for Fabio
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:24pm kat330:

'Bout any version of this kills. GREAT song, period.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:25pm Carmichael:

Oh gosh, It's Smith. a good oldie, let's say a 7.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:25pm cglenn:

Fab... really dig it..
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:25pm foot drag racer:

*be still my beating heart* Smith... Best screaming vocals ever
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:26pm TDK60:

One of those West Coast hippy R&B outfits. 1.2
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:26pm Greg from VA:

Smith digs in at 9 points, nice Fab!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:26pm Carmichael:

I have this video from a live Canadian variety show in the 70s. You know, David Steinberg, Lily Tomlin, etc ... You remember, right?
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:26pm beek:

wow all this time i thought fabio was gay
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:27pm Larst:

Clay is totally a self-inflicted wound today. Fab +11
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:27pm kat330:

Well, I do remember Tomlin and Steinberg very well.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:27pm glenn:

ninth round
gladys 8
smith 7
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:27pm northguineahills:

Glady Knights gets +4

Baby it's You gets +5
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:27pm Pete the Ficker:

Oh my God. Fabio. You scored here. 500 points for Smith. Sorry Clay:-{
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:27pm dale:

clay needs to bring the poppy family to best the smiths
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:27pm kat330:

@beek: I believe that is a case of "name-ism." ;)
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:27pm Greg from VA:

Clay is Mustard, Fab is Ketchup, the condiments of bad and good sound.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:28pm Janski the *Jamster* Hamster:

the scoring is almost as bent as the elections
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:28pm C in Tiger:

Awesome, Rush! It better be Bytor and the Snow Dog.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:28pm Chris from DC:

Ok, this weeks classic rock tally on WFMU: Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Heart, Styx, and now did Clay just mention Rush?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:29pm Carmichael:

Don't you play fuckin' Rush. DON'T!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:30pm SeanG:

love the sword play
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:31pm Chris from DC:

The apocalypse is here.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:31pm kat330:

Regarding points tallying: As Sandra Day O'Connor finally admitted, "Bush vs. Gore is probably a mistake."
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:31pm Carmichael:

Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:31pm glenn:

he's playing rush, carm.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:31pm C in Tiger:

Tom Sawyer = 7
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:31pm Greg from VA:

Why were there so many whiny high pitched singers in rock groups in the 70's?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:32pm Larst:

Clay goes mainstream. +55
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:32pm cobradan:

obvious Rush choice -12
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:32pm kat330:

I think the swordplay is just Clay on his own. I mean, not suggesting anything untoward...
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:32pm glenn:

this is gonna ruin my sobriety.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:32pm dale:

proggy noodling away!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:32pm kat330:

This is THE epitome of OVER-everything -- just OVERdone.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:33pm TDK60:

Rush might've been fun sans any vocals, maybe? I like the guitar sound. Some people say their drummer is great. This tune wasn't horrid, maybe?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:33pm Philo Gristle:

Not speaking of Clay, but it's a Bum Rush.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:33pm George of Troy:

Tom Sawyer=Way too predictable. Would've got more traction with YYZ from the same album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:33pm dale:

might as well be spyro gyra
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:33pm kat330:

@Greg: Wearing too-tightie whities.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:34pm northguineahills:

I was really late getting into Rush (like late 90s late). Therefore, I really don't have the negative connotations of Rush.

Rush +8
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Rush would be OK if it were a better selection. I give it 3 of 10.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:34pm Cory:

8/10 for Rush
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:34pm balloon bottom:

Don't want to betray my high-school buddies so I won't disparage the Rush...*this time*
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:34pm Greg from VA:

Compared to today's rock, Rush is great,… though compared to rock of its time, this is middle of the road overproduced glitzy stuff made to make the charts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:35pm Matt W:

+8 for making me air drum
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:35pm steve:

4 points for Rush, 1 for obvious choice = 5/10
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:36pm dale:

mrs. dale said 'working man - awesome song'
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:36pm Larst:

watercress sandwiches.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:36pm Philo Gristle:

Rush Full Zero.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:36pm Greg from VA:

@kat330. . . How would you know?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:37pm dale:

roxy wins
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:37pm postmod:

What's with all the castrati rock?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:37pm Greg from VA:

Roxy with Eno, 100,000,000,000,000 Points!!!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:37pm kat330:

@Greg: Why did you ask?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:38pm George of Troy:

Roxy ain't pandering. This is a stone cold classic. +25 to Fabio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:38pm dale:

but roxy gets besmirched by ferry's cover album of standards
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:38pm glenn:

tenth round
rush 3 (for being canadian)
roxy 7
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:38pm Chris from DC:

+10 for Fabio. Well played.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:38pm steve:

another great choice from Fabio. 9/10
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:39pm glenn:

eno's not on this
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:39pm kat330:

At least Brian Ferry sings in a deeper voice.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:39pm highway ham spill:

Hat's off to Fabio on the Roxy. Cunning move. Touche'!. Clay never saw it coming.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:39pm jeff in puna:

Stereolab's toneburst = this track?
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:39pm TDK60:

A possible theoretical model? : Clay thinks bad pop is wildly interesting; Fab thinks it's weird but not the good weird. Other theories?
5 stong pts. for the Roxy.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:39pm kat330:

Guess he was wearing boxers or boxer briefs.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:40pm Greg from VA:

@Kat330: End of the year psychic check in.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:40pm SeanG:

play gangnam style
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:40pm Philo Gristle:

Baby's On Fire would've been pandering +7
Rush Nil Nada Zilch Kaputt
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:41pm kat330:

Well, I did have a lot of FUN in the '70s, so a lot is unremembered. But the tight "underpants" just makes sense of the whole phenom of why men want to sound like women. ;)
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:41pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

8/10 for Fab on this Roxy music track ... very good track.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:42pm northguineahills:

+6 for Roxy Music
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:43pm dale:

has clay NEVER won when he tabulates?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:43pm glenn:

especially if they're named carol, right, kat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:43pm dale:

smokin' in the boy room for the win!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:44pm kat330:

Wow, this comes around so full circle, it's almost a shame not to end it on that note, Glenn.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:44pm Greg from VA:

@kat330; Thank you, yes indeed, it took 40 years for me to finally learn and understand,…now to forgive all lead singers in tighty whites I've verbally bashed for all that time.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:46pm Balkanized Mexican standoff:

Clay pulls something down-and-dirty from his magic hat. Way to play opossum Clay then come back with a sucker punch Black Oak Arkansas!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:46pm postmod:

Hard bubblegum.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:46pm Matthew from Pennsylvania:

7/10 for CP on this one.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:46pm Larst:

another self-inflicted wound Clay. Are feeling ok? Rancid meat and potatoes
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:46pm kat330:

This is growling / puling at a different octave level but ....
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:47pm TDK60:

I saw Black O.A. on Don Kirchner's early 70s TV concert show. Horrid. Except they dropped all their guitars on the floor at the end, with amps still on. That was mildly interesting.
Minus some pts for Clay.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:47pm Greg from VA:

Black Oak Arkansas,… hmmm,… more like Captain Beefheart between gigs moonlighting and making some mainstream money?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:47pm steve:

3/10, like a second rate version of early Beefheart
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:48pm Philo Gristle:

I'd never voluntarily listen to this, but don't HATE it like Rush or Styx.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:49pm SeanG:

+7 for Clay
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:49pm phat:

I don't think I've ever heard a Black Oak Arkansas tune that didn't make me want to punch somebody.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:49pm C in Tiger:

CP won the Rush-Roxy Music round, 7-5.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:51pm Philo Gristle:

Long time Cale fan, not his best but a solid 7.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:51pm George of Troy:

Excellent Cale selection.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:51pm C in Tiger:

But Fabio wins with Cale, 8-2.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:51pm Greg from VA:

Hey, this is Holy, hats off, time to genuflect and bow down to the art that is now mostly absent in music. Big and many points that won't count in the end, cause art bleeds and makes no money. Cale is transcendent.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:52pm kat330:

@C in Tiger: I haven't been assigning numbers because I didn't see it ever needed. But I'll now assign Fabio + 7 for the Roxy to change your figures.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:52pm steve:

another 10 for Fabio
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:52pm Chris from DC:

Interesting choice. Yeah, solid +7 for Cale.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:52pm glenn:

eleventh round
b.o.a. 2
cale 8
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:52pm kat330:

Well, it was a BIG finish!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:53pm phat:

CP wins with this song. I was just thinking about this song after the Jo Jo Gunne track.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:53pm kat330:

THIS is great, Clay. Why'd you have to wait to the tail end??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:53pm dale:

fabs wins that round with early shoe gaze
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:53pm TDK60:

Cale's a great. This one too paisley cowboy, strings, almost too much reverb. But it would fit in on a jukebox in Phoenix. A few pts. for F.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:53pm showdown shutdown:

Spirit is winner for Clay. Way to pace yourself, you long distance fox!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:53pm C in Tiger:

Spriit is very good but this isn't among their best. 7
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:53pm glenn:

clay wins this round. the only thing that beats spirit is moby grape or the kinks.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:54pm SeanG:

i thought this was gonna be "The Flame" by Cheap Trick
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:54pm Chris from DC:

Clay comes back nicely with Spirit. +5
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:54pm dale:

mechanical world would have been the spirit ace in the hand
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:55pm jmr3:

No!!!! this is thw worst song ever - deduct all of Clay's points
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:55pm TDK60:

Nature's Way is good. But still waitin' to hear more obscure Spirit trax on FMU. 2 pts for Clay, my first plus for him?
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:55pm Greg from VA:

Nice mainstream music Clay, anyone alive then would now have heard this song times.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:55pm kat330:

But Mother Nature always rules in the end IAE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:55pm steve:

7/10 for Spirit, good job Clay
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:56pm Neil:

10 for Clay. Shawn Lane, guitarist for BOA, was an incredible playe, check out his solo work.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Chris from DC: I layered Pink Floyd into my live mix yesterday. +1 for WFMU classic rock.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:56pm northguineahills:

Black Oak +2

John Cale +6
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:56pm Pete the Flicker:

Ok. I'm not sure who played this song. Who ever it was, you won. Thanks.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:57pm Chris from DC:

Yes, +20 for the Eno.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:57pm kat330:

Thank you, fellows! Fun as hell! HAPPY NEW YEAR to youse all!!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:57pm northguineahills:

Usually, Fabio blows Clay out of the water, but this time, Fabio seemed to be just going through the motions. Clay upped his game, but Fabio still came ahead.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:57pm glenn:

twelfth round
spirit 10
eno 9
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:57pm George of Troy:

Spirit was a strong pick from Clay, but Eno wins in the end.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:57pm northguineahills:

Spirit +5

Eno +9
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:58pm Starwick:

Happy Holidays, everyone!
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:58pm TDK60:

Eno! Lotsa pts to F. Back to the egg nog, luv yas.
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:58pm jmr3:

well played, gentlemen
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:59pm clawed hammer:

I'm glad this see-saw of victory from defeat / defeat from victory must end, I'm getting dizzy. Perfect closure tune on the Eno Fabio. Well played!
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:59pm SeanG:

awesome duel--Thanks Clay and Fabio!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:59pm dale:

roxy, cale, eno, fabs wins. fripp would have made it undeniable
  Thu. 12/26/13 6:59pm C in Tiger:

Eno gets an 8 to edge Spirit.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:59pm Philo Gristle:

Fine ending, both teams.
Avatar Thu. 12/26/13 6:59pm Greg from VA:

Loved the show, great ending with Eno, tolerated the crap, smiled at the memories and developed a crush on Kat,… not bad for one day of internet radio listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/26/13 6:59pm steve:

great duel! 8/10 for Eno
  Sat. 12/28/13 3:15pm Mike S.:

Sounds good. Glen, that joke is GRRRREAT! : ))
  Sat. 12/28/13 3:20pm Mike S.:

I know about 7 bands on Fabios playlist. Let me jump to Clay's % see what's waiting there. (lot's of Clay boosters here!)
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