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Options July 2, 2014: PAUL ZONE, author of Playground: Growing Up In The New York Underground, live in the studio!

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Paul Zone's new book Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground documents a transitional time in New York music history: the years when bands like The Mumps, Milk 'n' Cookies, The Miamis and The Fast were building the bridge from the glam-rock of the New York Dolls to the straight-up punk of The Ramones. A teenaged Paul Zone was the singer in The Fast; he also became the resident DJ at Max's Kansas City, and went to numerous shows at the Mercer Arts Center, CBGB, Club 82 and other soon-to-be-legendary venues. Paul Zone's photos include on-stage and off-stage shots of Blondie, Suicide, Lydia Lunch, the Dead Boys, and many others -- including, perhaps more importantly, other prominent acts of that era that remain lesser-known today. After numerous worldwide exhibits his photos are collected for the first time in this exciting new book. Tonight Paul shares the stories behind the images with WFMU listeners.

All images from Playground: Growing Up in New York Underground by Paul Zone, © 2014, published by Glitterati Incorporated

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
the fast  it's like love   Options 7"  ram  1977   
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blondie  fan mail   Options plastic letters       
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0:02:31 ()
the mumps  rock & roll this rock & roll that   Options 7"          0:05:46 ()
new york dolls  personality crisis   Options        
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0:07:30 ()
the miamis  we deliver   Options s/t          0:11:08 ()
teenage lust & the lustettes  teenage lust   Options           0:13:15 ()
ramones  53rd & 3rd   Options s/t  sire     
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0:18:22 ()
the fast  kids just wanna dance   Options 7"  ram     
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0:20:40 ()
 
the fast  boys will be boys   Options           0:44:40 ()
the fast  hawaii   Options           0:47:39 ()
the fast  b movies   Options           0:50:48 ()
the fast  love me like a locomotive   Options           0:54:41 ()
 
the fast  kids just wanna dance '79   Options       produced by Ric Ocasek    1:20:25 ()
suicide  rocket u.s.a.   Options s/t  red star        1:23:41 ()
the fast  love is like an itchin' in my heart   Options           1:27:48 ()
donna destri  rebel rebel   Options 12"  mainman  1983      1:30:58 ()
the fast  moontan   Options       Donna Destri on backing vocals; here's a photo from Paul's book of her brother Jimmy, Blondie's keyboard player. 
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man 2 man  male stripper   Options           1:49:20 ()
yello  bostich   Options 12"  stiff        1:54:07 ()
the flirts  calling all boys   Options 10¢ a dance  "o" records        1:58:40 ()
man 2 man  at the gym   Options           2:02:59 ()
 
ramones  gimme gimme shock treatment   Options           2:29:33 ()
the fast  black leather jacket   Options           2:30:57 ()
man 2 man  i'll try anything once (feat. debbie harry)   Options        
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2:34:43 ()
milk 'n' cookies  not enough girls in the world (alternate version)   Options 7"  captured tracks    new 7" release - see them live tomorrow at Baby's Alright in Brooklyn!    2:38:51 ()
 
mandy zone & ozone  shotgun   Options           2:53:29 ()
gary valentine  the first one   Options 7"       
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2:57:01 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:04pm Holly in NC:

Greetings efd & Paul Zone! So excited!
efd, I cannot look at the screen thii season though...when does fall schedule kick in? ;-)
  Wed. 7/2/14 9:04pm steve:

hey efd. great laser noises on this one!
  Wed. 7/2/14 9:07pm Cooh John:

The music is putting us in the zone!
  Wed. 7/2/14 9:08pm Cooh John:

No crisis here, I'm in the zone.
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:08pm Holly in NC:

One of best openings ever (personality crisis)
  Wed. 7/2/14 9:09pm Eddy in Australia:

Hi Evan, Holly and all. Looking forward to Paul Zone interview. I've had Fan Mail on the brain lately - Plastic Letters is still the best Blondie album.
Avatar    Wed. 7/2/14 9:11pm Loretta:

Evan!!!! what a great set...
Avatar    Wed. 7/2/14 9:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the pictures to go along with the tracks.
Avatar    Wed. 7/2/14 9:15pm Loretta:

OMG .. so kool to hear Teenage Lust & the Lustettes again!!
thanks Evan ;)
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:16pm Holly in NC:

Hi Eddy, Steve, Cool John, Loretta & Ken!
Yes, great set.
Avatar    Wed. 7/2/14 9:16pm Uncle Michael:

efd, I'm trying to tear myself away from a certain ballgame to listen. I swear.
Avatar    Wed. 7/2/14 9:17pm Loretta:

Hi Holly ~ good to 'see' you!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:20pm Holly in NC:

Oh, is that Paul w Dee Dee? How cool! I adore this song, btw, yes I know subject matter dubious ...and what was that ?!! static?

Loretta vice versa!
  Wed. 7/2/14 9:20pm Cooh John:

Hi Holly, I see your profile pic is a cat. Ever been to the Cat's Cradle in NC?
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:21pm Holly in NC:

@Cooh John - many, many, many times... :-)
Avatar    Wed. 7/2/14 9:21pm t_J:

frantic stuff gr8 wave too much rawiness 4 me now c ya al_ll8'rs, have a good 1 Evan
Avatar    Wed. 7/2/14 9:21pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Holly, Evan and all.
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:22pm Stevel:

Awesome. Radio not to be missed!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:23pm Holly in NC:

Just ascertained I have 8 different copies of "Kids Just Want to Dance" on my computer. Eight. All by the Fast.
  Wed. 7/2/14 9:27pm steve:

if I wasn't on the train on my phone id have clicky starred the eff out of that set!
Avatar    Wed. 7/2/14 9:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...efd brings the interesting !
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:44pm Holly in NC:

Bobby Orlando? Did not know that!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:48pm Stevel:

Did The Fast get much national play or exposure back in the day? Living in Colorado, they were not really known to me, although, most music I followed came to me directly from loaned tapes, albums, etc. They are very much the pop-punk, glam (whatever you like) that I loved.

Better late than never!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:52pm efd:

hey everyone! going crazier than usual as you can imagine - thanks for listening and commenting!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 9:53pm Holly in NC:

Before y'all transition to Man 2 Man, would love to hear Coney Island Chaos, another fave :-)

Also (fingers crossed) would love to hear your cover of Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart, which I've never heard, ever.
  Wed. 7/2/14 9:59pm Lonely Planet Boy:

had not heard The Fast, so tonight's show has been a great treat. Gotta have the book. Also saw preview of book on Dangerous Minds blog.
  Wed. 7/2/14 10:06pm jon:

efd great show. the dolls always set me right. thnx.
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:12pm Stevel:

Ooooooh, early Cramps recordings (amongst others). Exciting.
Avatar    Wed. 7/2/14 10:25pm Loretta:

great interview Evan & Paul ~ lovin' it!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:26pm efd:

thanks Loretta!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:27pm efd:

Holly, I hope you're still listening!
  Wed. 7/2/14 10:28pm mary:

oh suicide yes, the pulse
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:29pm Holly in NC:

I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:29pm Holly in NC:

NEED THIS
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:30pm Holly in NC:

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 7/2/14 10:30pm johnk77:

del fuegos loved the
primitive
cats cradle
back in eighties
  Wed. 7/2/14 10:32pm Jim Blake:

nice tunes = nice DJ
  Wed. 7/2/14 10:34pm johnk77:

selecter eff
in efx
  Wed. 7/2/14 10:34pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Here's something I never knew but always assumed---is Donna Jimmy Destri's sister?
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:36pm Holly in NC:

@Michael ftlc - yes

ooh moomtan too! :-)
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:36pm efd:

Indeed she is!
  Wed. 7/2/14 10:49pm johnk77:

steve dahl
death to disco
selecter
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:53pm Holly in NC:

efd, this is absolutely one of your best shows ever. Thank you & Paul for great music & super great interview/discussion. So happy there's still over an hour left to go :-)

"Love Is Like an Itchin..." is my new white whale.
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:56pm efd:

thanks Holly, glad you're enjoying it!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 10:58pm efd:

it's also a bizarre coincidence that the cover of Paul's book is almost the exact same color as my new playlist background color.
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 11:03pm Holly in NC:

@efd ;-) And I will buy the book regardless of evil color scheme.
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:10pm MookiE B:

Oh yeah
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:23pm lisa jane persky:

This is great, guys. Wheeeeeeeeeee! xo
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:25pm Ignore Function:

Tuned in late, gonna have to listen to the archive. I found a copy of The Fast record last month.
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:28pm Janie Heath:

Yay! Great interview. This book is terrific. A must have.
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:30pm lisa jane persky:

Hi Janie!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 11:31pm Stevel:

Shock Treatment is a hell of a story.

Hail, Lisa Jane Persky.
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:32pm lisa jane persky:

Yo, Stevel.
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 11:33pm efd:

hi Lisa, hi Janie, hi Stevel, hi everyone! Thanks for all the kind words!
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:35pm lisa jane persky:

Well, of course, Evan. You always ask the right questions.
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:37pm Janie Heath:

Hey Lisa!
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:50pm lisa jane persky:

Jake Austen! What a great job he did, too.
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:50pm Ignore Function:

I first heard of The Fast from the Rocktober book.
     Wed. 7/2/14 11:51pm 12539:

Thanks for stopping by, Paul. Great show, Evan.
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 11:53pm Stevel:

Terrific. Paul sound like a great guy. thanks for sharing the stories. Can't wait to get the book.

Thank you both!
Avatar Wed. 7/2/14 11:53pm Holly in NC:

Learned almost everything I know about The Fast via Jake Austin's 'Flying Saucer Rock & Roll". Great book.

Thank you again Paul & efd!
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:56pm Janie Heath:

OMG! I always loved Shotgun. Thanks.
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:56pm Ignore Function:

That's the one, Holly.
  Wed. 7/2/14 11:59pm lisa jane persky:

Hey! I'm The First One! And that shirt Gary's wearing came from the Zone brothers-as did many of Gary's best shirts! Love you Evan, Paul. G'night.
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