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Options November 19, 2014: Annual show dedicated to my high school friend Jim McIntyre, aka Jimmy Mack

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Back in October 2006 I dedicated my first show on the regular WFMU weekly schedule to Jim McIntyre, a/k/a Jimmy Mack, who was one of my best friends in high school. That's him kneeling just to the right of center in the photo above, wearing the AC/DC Powerage t-shirt, along with the rest of the staff of WBCN/Boston back in 1978 or so. Jimmy started working there while we were in high school, and before long his passion, dedication and enthusiasm earned him the position of Music Director at the station.

Jimmy was the person who turned me on to a TON of new music that was coming out at the time -- Cheap Trick, The Dictators, The Ramones, The Stranglers, Ultravox, and Television are just a few of the bands that I first heard of because of my friendship with Jimmy. Imagine being in your teens and having a friend turn you on to just ONE of those bands. Now increase that impact tenfold, or more, and you start to get an idea of the importance of Jimmy's friendship. OK, not every band he turned me on to was super-cool -- he gave me the first couple of Foreigner albums, for instance -- but still, Jimmy had a great ear for cool music that wasn't yet -- or, sometimes, ever -- part of the mainstream.

Fortunately for me -- and for you -- that excitement and passion for discovering and sharing new music was matched by his generosity. Nearly every time I saw him he'd present me with a bag of extra (or rejected) promo records from his WBCN job. Many of those records remain favorites of mine to this day.

In the summer of 1985, Jimmy learned he had AIDS. A year later he passed away, at the age of 25. As you can see from the obituary that ran in the Boston Globe he was as generous with his time as he was with records. Regrettably I had lost contact with Jimmy by this time, and didn't hear of his passing until a few years later.

In the fall of 2006 I dedicated my first weekly show on the regular WFMU schedule to Jimmy. I wanted to acknowledge his impact on my life, and especially on my own musical tastes. Since then I've dedicated one of the first shows of the WFMU fall schedule to him, since his influence is never too far from what you hear me play on my show. Thanks for taking a moment to read about him, and thanks for listening to WFMU.
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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
cheap trick  heaven tonight   Options heaven tonight  epic  1978      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
willie loco  dirty eddie   Options 7"  somor  1978      0:04:20 (Pop‑up)
the motors  love and loneliness   Options tenement steps  virgin  1980      0:07:04 (Pop‑up)
girlschool  hit and run   Options hit and run  stiff   1981      0:11:39 (Pop‑up)
foreigner  double vision   Options double vision  atlantic  1978      0:15:23 (Pop‑up)
nervous eaters  loretta   Options 7"  rat  1977      0:18:14 (Pop‑up)
the stranglers  down in the sewer   Options iv rattus norvegicus  a&m  1977      0:20:37 (Pop‑up)
j.c. satan   italian summer   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   0:39:58 (Pop‑up)
games  little elise   Options 7"  hozac      *   0:43:14 (Pop‑up)
dave and the mistakes  what i do on stage (gonna pay my way)   Options s/t 12" ep  sonet spotlight  1980      0:46:33 (Pop‑up)
mr. payday  first world problems   Options music explosion  polanco  2014      0:49:23 (Pop‑up)
the fauntleroys  suck my heart out with a straw   Options below the pink pony  plowboy      *   0:52:35 (Pop‑up)
phoaming edison  delusion 6   Options 7"  self-released      *   0:59:05 (Pop‑up)
chris butler  easy life   Options easy life  future fossil      *   1:04:00 (Pop‑up)
sloan  you've got a lot on your mind   Options commonwealth  yep roc      *   1:08:58 (Pop‑up)
charlie  she loves to be in love   Options lines  janus  1978      1:12:21 (Pop‑up)
cliff hillis  just one more   Options song machine  tallboy records      *   1:16:37 (Pop‑up)
the juan maclean   here i am   Options in a dream  dfa      *   1:29:08 (Pop‑up)
k.s.b.  misaluba   Options va-horse meat disco iv  strut  2014      1:34:46 (Pop‑up)
afrika bambaata & timezone  well / alright   Options everyday people: the breakbeat party album  planet rock      *   1:41:14 (Pop‑up)
mucca pazza  all out of bubblegum   Options l.y.a.  leather bus records      *   1:45:06 (Pop‑up)
eyelids  abby's friends   Options 854  jealous butcher      *   1:52:51 (Pop‑up)
outrageous cherry  priceless thing   Options the digital age  burger      *   1:55:28 (Pop‑up)
the associates  kissed   Options 7"  situation  1981      1:59:09 (Pop‑up)
nude beach  i can't keep the tears from falling   Options 77  don giovanni      *   2:05:16 (Pop‑up)
hookworms  retreat   Options the hum  weird world      *   2:15:47 (Pop‑up)
the blind shake  pollen   Options breakfast of failures  goner    playing at Cake Shop this coming Tuesday, and live on Joe Belock's Three Chord Monte on Monday Dec. 1  *   2:21:35 (Pop‑up)
the cheap vibes  in my veins   Options no way out  not aloud  2014      2:25:40 (Pop‑up)
wings   junior's farm   Options venus and mars  hear music/concord    new 2CD/1 DVD reisssue  *   2:30:07 (Pop‑up)
b. bumble and the stingers  bumble boogie   Options nut rocker  ace  1995  orig 1961    2:34:08 (Pop‑up)
the limiñanas  migas 2000   Options i've got trouble in mind: 7" and rare stuff 2009/2014  trouble in mind      *   2:36:15 (Pop‑up)
ultimate painting  ten street   Options s/t  trouble in mind      *   2:42:46 (Pop‑up)
autobodies  johnny cash in the attic   Options bodywork 7" ep  self-released      *   2:46:11 (Pop‑up)
ultravox!  life at rainbow's end   Options s/t  island  1976      2:49:33 (Pop‑up)
the pool  pool   Options 333+  anodize    new CD collection, orig 1984  *   2:53:54 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:04pm Chris M.:

i approve
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 9:05pm efd:

phew! The show will continue, in that case.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:06pm Holly in NC:

Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:06pm Loretta:

hi Evan...
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:07pm Holly in NC:

Dear lord has it been a year already? No way!
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:07pm Loretta:

hi Holly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:07pm Stevel:

That was close!

Always a great show. Thanks for sharing Jimmy with us.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:08pm Bad Giblet Zero:

Avatar 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:08pm Mailman Tom:

Swing the Big-Eyed Rabbit !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 9:08pm efd:

Not quite a year, Holly - the schedule change happened a couple of weeks earlier this year than it did last year. But pretty close!
  🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:17pm 12539:

"OK, not every band he turned me on to was super-cool ..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 9:18pm Figgsrock:

I had just gotten to the Foreigner part of your tribute when "Double Vision" came on. I somehow did not spit my drink out on my keyboard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:18pm Stevel:

Nice! Heard this Foreigner album a lot summer of '78, working at a greenhouse (roses) in West Denver. It was an epic ode to drugs and groupies. Moving, really.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 9:18pm efd:

At least I didn't play the album version of "Hot Blooded."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:19pm Stevel:

Thank you
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:20pm P-90:

Evening efd and Funketeers. "Double Vision": great classic power-pop tune. Always strikes me as one of those songs were they had the chorus first, and had to figure out what the heck the verse would be. Like most of Duran Duran's songs.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:20pm Mary Wing:

I am ashamed to admin that I am singing along with Foreigner; why do I remember all the lyrics to schlocky 70s music?
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:21pm jon:

hey efd. thankful that you are back. hi to everyone on the comment board.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 9:21pm Figgsrock:

"Hot Blooded" is one of the filthiest songs ever. First time I sang it in my live karaoke band I couldn't help but laugh at how absurd the lyrics were.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:22pm Holly in NC:

Hi Mary Wing! Thankful you are still with us, too!
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:22pm Patro:

I saw Cheap Trick open for the Kinks in 1978. I'd never heard of them and I didn't like them much. I have to confess that they've grown on me. Thanks to WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:23pm Stevel:

Mary Wing: Working a Skynyrd concert 3-4 years ago (before more deaths) I realized that, no matter what song they played, I was mouthing the words. No escape
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:24pm Mary Wing:

Thanks, Holly, I'm thankful to have hung on by my fingernails for another 7 months!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:25pm Stevel:

Listened to Mary Wing this afternoon. I prefer live, but archives are a very close second.
  Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:26pm Lonely Planet Boy:

First time I saw Cheap Trick was opening for ELO on their Out Of the Blue Tour.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:26pm Holly in NC:

@Figgsrock - my mother would not let me listen to "Shop Around" (the Captain & Tennile version, no less!) because she felt it promoted sex before marriage & general sluttiness (??!!) but she liked "Hot-Blooded" because "it had a good beat". She liked "Big Balls ", too.
Oh, mum.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:27pm Holly in NC:

Yeah, all my Mary listening is archives these days, it's a bummer.
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:27pm P-90:

@Mary Wing: Fingernails shmingernails! Face it: you're a mainstay, like it or not.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:27pm Mary Wing:

Heh, Stevel, how do I sound during the day? Been a long time since I had a show while the sun was out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 9:28pm Tome:

...my "archie bunker" uncle was the best !.. hated just about every band that came about by the time of the Beatles yet,,, he like the Ramones lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 9:28pm Figgsrock:

@holly in nc: I somehow was able to buy Dirty Deeds with my own allowance money--and take it to school and play for other kids in my Junior High music class. Which seems kind of nuts.
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:32pm jon:

hi mary. love your show and your fill ins too

but 1978 schlock is you light up my life
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:34pm timurf:

hooray for efd and also faye fill ins!
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:35pm V Priceless:

Hey Evan! How the heck did I miss The Stranglers? Grrrr
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:37pm Stevel:

Mary: You sound wonderful, and can take the tension out of any work day. Its probably the bell. That, or the soothing sounds of Gigawipf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:37pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I'll be joining soon. Currently listening to the recording of Ken's interview on WNYC.
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:38pm P-90:

[Raising a glass of cold apple-pear-quince cider (7%) to efd's buddy James. Also raising the volume.]
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:39pm V Priceless:

Wow great Stranglers story! Woo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:40pm Spankyflop:

Holy Shit. I was in college in Boston from 1985-1990 and WBCN I listened to WBCN and TBS a lot during those years
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:43pm Holly in NC:

!!! @efd!!! So sorry didn't comment immediately that Bitty & I ADORE your new color scheme, Bitty thinks it's much more flattering :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 9:44pm efd:

I thought you'd like the change, Holly! (and Bitty!)
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:47pm V Priceless:

Wow. Total California girls melody in that verse!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 9:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- the annual James McIntyre show
...up here in NewHampshuh - grew up trying to pull WBCN in on a little mono radio (w/ variable success) - Jerry Goodwin 'The Duke of Madness' doing strange things to my dreams - &tc.
- so as BCN Music Director, Mr. McIntyre must've 'reached' me too from the distance...
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:53pm Holly in NC:

I clearly remember that I first discovered your show when you had a vibrant red background, black lettering. 2010 maybe? 2011? Anyway, I liked it. But this may be my fave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 9:54pm Fuzzy:

78-79, freshman year for this kid a million years ago...I may have listened to 'BCN from time to time, but I was more into WCOZ in those days...

These tunes tonight sound great, EFD -- thanks for the trip down the lane, and a toast to Jimmy Mack!
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 9:57pm Holly in NC:

Loving the Fauntleroys.
  Wed. 11/19/14 9:59pm john:

It may be Placido now, but it will be Gregory. Go Buccos!
  Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:01pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Fauntleroys was great. Love Ivan Julian's session work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:01pm efd:

thanks john, I had a hunch you might chime in on that!

Holly you have a very good memory for colors! I can't remember exactly when that color scheme was myself.
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:02pm john:

Black and gold next!
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:03pm Meatfucker:

This puts a smile on my whiskey face.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:03pm efd:

And I should add, good evening and many thanks to all of you who have been commenting so far tonight! It's all greatly appreciated even if I wasn't able to single you out individually.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:04pm Meatfucker:

Evan, if we needed special treatmeant, we would point you to the papers that science you up as needed. We love you just how you are
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:05pm Uncle Michael:

Belated and bloated greetings, Funkateers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:06pm efd:

Thank you very kindly, Meatfucker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:07pm efd:

belated welcome, UM!
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:07pm V Priceless:

Evan, you have just composed the sentance of the year!
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:09pm V Priceless:

Hey Uncle M! How's the weather by you?
  Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:11pm Lonely Planet Boy:

bet you never thought you'd type the 10:06 comment, efd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:11pm Uncle Michael:

Not as crazy cold today as earlier in the week. 23 now, though...be about 17, overnight. And now, here's Dave with the sports....
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:11pm Roberto:

In the Chris Butler vein, I've been saturating myself with the recently released complete Waitresses compilation. They really had it goin' on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:11pm fleep:

It always pays to be polite to a Meatfucker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:12pm Uncle Michael:

Evan, a question about you, Jimmy and that photo....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:12pm Figgsrock:

Jebus, this Sloan song is all sorts of great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- crazy snow & cold in the Midwest - ??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:13pm Uncle Michael:

He was your HS friend. You're my age. That was '78? He was barely out of high school when that was taken?
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:14pm Richard from Venezuela:

Sloan sound like an organic and young Pet Shop Boys.
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:14pm V Priceless:

@ Roberto. Great band and what a bass player Tracy is! Yow!
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:15pm P-90:

I love the 70's clothes and (especially) hair in the staff photo. Beams me right back to those Disco Days of yore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:15pm Uncle Michael:

Holy crap! Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:16pm Figgsrock:

Wow EFD, you are soothing my work-beaten soul tonight. I've never heard this Charlie song but I love it and must own it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:16pm Uncle Michael:

I sure loved the cover to this album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:17pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:19pm efd:

UM, you're correct. He dropped out of high school and started working at BCN when he was around 16. Which you would have heard me mention IF YOU HAD BEEN LISTENING! :)
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:19pm Roberto:

The first (and only) time I heard Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful (the title song from the album) on the radio c. 1982, I told my brother how much I liked the band and he suggested I show them my support by buying the album. Some 32 years later, I did just that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:20pm Uncle Michael:

Good point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:22pm Uncle Michael:

I think Jimmy's path crossed with a Facebook friend and former BCN jock, Lisa Traxler. I developed a crush on her when she was at KLZR in Lawrence, KS.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:30pm JakeGould:

Listenening to the show. Late to the comments. There was a brief, magical moment in the spring of some year in the 1970s where “Foreigner” was cool. It’s acceptable. You’re good people EFD and Jimmy Mack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...wull - of the JourneyStyxForeignerREOSpeedwagon cluster - Foreigner comes closest to being just a good RawkBand...
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:35pm Holly in NC:

Because I am obsessive, I remembered that I *think* I first unlurked to comment to Danne D. re his sister's Great Pyrenees, so by cleverly searching the archives for "Holly in NC" + "Danne" + "Lucky", I arrived at your 4th annual dog show Feb 16, 2011. So Winter/Spring 2010-11. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:35pm efd:

Certainly could be, UM. I don't recognize the name, but I was down here for college by the fall of '78 so I didn't hear much of WBCN after that point.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:35pm JakeGould:

RevRabbit: Yeah, Journey, Styx and Foreigner all fall into that weird “rock” territory where people got airbrushed jackets and 3/4 sleeve logo shirts… But they were never 100% rock.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:36pm slowbear:

Lost my magic flight launchbox in the mail, should I get a new one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

yup JakeG...I left out Kansas hehe...
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:39pm Holly in NC:

@JakeGould! I've not been able to find the full Bob Starr lp, but I have lovely 320 mp3s of "One Tank of Gas" & "This Energy Crisis is Killing Me", sourced from a cool comp entitled President Ford's Blues. if you want, email me, I can get to them tomorrow.
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:40pm john:

Am I the only one who thinks they're singing "oompa-loompa?" And that it would be totally rad if they were?
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:41pm Holly in NC:

Vocoders make me happy. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:41pm Stevel:

I'm the only one who thought they were singing "He's a louver."
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:41pm JakeGould:

Now I’m hungry for a luba. :/
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:42pm efd:

Fans of early SNL were thinking they were singing "Lisa Loopner."
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:42pm JakeGould:

@Holly! Will do! Will pay it forward somehow.
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:42pm john:

Oh, vocoders are great. I was just hoping this band was ushering in the era of Wonka-disco™.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:43pm JakeGould:

EFD: I want to form a band called “Noogie Patrol” to make that a reality.
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:43pm john:

Evan, you may be right. It ended with a drum machine approximation of a noogie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:44pm efd:

Wonka-disco™! I can't believe that wasn't already a thing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:47pm Uncle Michael:

Todd diLamucca(sp?)
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:47pm john:

Pure Imagination.
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:48pm ccrides:

The 70's was really a great music decade...almost as good as the 60's..!..I sure do remember the kind of stuff I really dug!!!!...:)O(:...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 10:48pm efd:

Todd dilaMuccaPazza?
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 10:53pm Bad Giblet Zero:

There's a Mucca Pazza live video on YouTube in which you can see me among the people watching; I'm wearing a WFMU t-shirt.
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:54pm ccrides:

I do Google!!!...:)O(:...
  Wed. 11/19/14 10:56pm P-90:

Trending: "Wonka Roller Disco Rinks".
Franchises available.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 10:59pm bobdoesthings:

a man searching for god is like a thirsty fish, what you're looking for is all around you. You're welcome. goodnight.
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:01pm herb.nyc:

im late, but, take care Jimmy Mack!
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:02pm Holly in NC:

@Bad Giblet Zero - which video?
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:02pm Domenica:

Thank you for playing The
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 11:04pm efd:

you're welcome Domenica!
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:04pm Domenica:

This isn't' Q Quarters' though.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:05pm JakeGould:

The only decade I have lived thorough where I hated most of the music was the 1990s. That is because I am old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 11:05pm efd:

yeah I just realized! It's the b-side, "Kissed." The label confused me.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:11pm Bad Giblet Zero:

@Holly in NC: www.youtube.com...
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:13pm ccrides:

I thought that the 90's 'grunge' stuff kinda brought us out of the arena rock/hair band, polished type rock...with a new raw feel to 'it'...kind like how punk helped us get out of the 'disco' trip???...I personally never strayed far from the proven formula of rock, myself...plenty of bands stayed true to the music...more and more, many of the great people who were still around and still are...got/get less attention than they deserve...:)O(:...
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:14pm john:

Well, if nothing else, your experience with the Associates' label helps put that whole Scottish independence vote thing into a sort of perspective.
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:14pm timurf:

play 'that dog's version of midnight at the oasis
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:16pm Holly in NC:

@BGZ - found you! And what a fun song :-)
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:17pm JakeGould:

Nirvana was about it for me. Pavement too. But that’s that. Anything past them… Don’t care. I feel the 2000’s started to become better. And I think things like Bandcamp have now made the Internet more indie musk friendly than ever.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:21pm Holly in NC:

This is trite, and I was not a Nirvana obsessive (Mudhoney a different story..), but I so clearly remember typing up a case study in my living room, dot matrix printer merrily clacking away, MTV on in the background, and just being FLOORED when Smells Like Teen Spirit came on, it was such a shock. Seems funny now.
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:23pm ccrides:

Certain groups just have a feel for whats righteous...My son laughs at me when I tell him that Nickelback hit some kind of 'note', somewhere in there...if you trace the return of 'hard' melodic' rock you can't help but think of groups like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave, Three Doors Down, Tool,...etc. etc...something about what that music seems to connect with???...:)O(:...
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:25pm Bad Giblet Zero:

@Holly in NC: I was up visiting at the right time. The friend I was staying with worked at WBEZ at the time so we got up early to go down to the station to watch their on-air performance and then the Navy Pier performance. I was at a live album recording the did a few nights earlier [engineered by Bob Weston!]. I hope they release that soon. They were so much fun. I'm definitely going to plan another visit to Chicago that involves seeing them again.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:31pm Bad Giblet Zero:

When I lived in Seattle there was a 70s arena rock cover band called 70 Proof. The rotating lineup included members of Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Supersuckers, Fastbacks, Presidents of the USA and members of other bands that weren't on tour. Those guys had a blast playing songs you've heard a million times. They had another band called 80 Proof that covered your favorite new wave tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 11:32pm Fuzzy:

@Holly: yes, "Teen Spirit" was definitely one of those musical moments that you'll never forget the first time where and when you heard it. Pixies "Where's My Mind" too.
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:33pm P-90:

Junior! ...been on a bit of Wings kick lately...
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:33pm ccrides:

Ol' Paulie tries his best to stay connected!!!... _smile_ ...:)O(:...
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:36pm ccrides:

Why don't we do 'it' in the road!!!...hehehe...:)O(:...
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:36pm Holly in NC:

Junior's Farm is better than I remember!
@Fuzzy - Pixies for me was the entire 1st ep, Come On Pilgrim. Still my favorite. Know it by heart.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:37pm Holly in NC:

Weird! Matt Fiveash played B. Bumble just last week. Spooky!
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:38pm P-90:

@Holly: If you revisit the Wings catalog, you might feel that a lot of it is better than you remember.
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:39pm ccrides:

Walk this way!!!...:)O(:...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 11:39pm efd:

Actually not that weird, Holly: that reissue CD wound up in the WFMU new bin recently! (I guess that's weird, though.)
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:42pm Holly in NC:

@P-90 - Oh I do like many, many Wings songs very much, but Junior's Farm was never really one of them. So yes I guess I do need to go back and revisit ;-)
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:44pm ccrides:

I thought that 'Wildlife' was his 'big' coming out album, myself???...:)O(:...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 11:45pm Fuzzy:

Jet, Junior's Farm...2 great-sounding songs off the top of my head that make absolutely no sense. Paul was Hi Hi Hi back then on the good herb of the day!
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:46pm Bad Giblet Zero:

I tend to like covers of Wings songs more than the originals. I do like Wings, but there's something about the production that makes it sound flat to me.

Big Dipper covering "Jet" is greatness.
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:46pm P-90:

@efd: that did sound like the straight, off-the-rack, good ol' original-release version of "Junior's"
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:46pm ccrides:

In fact nobody hardly ever plays the title cut off of that?!?...pisses me off!!!...:)O(:...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 11:48pm efd:

thx P-90! Guess I'm just not used to hearing it in high fidelity!
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:48pm Mugsy:

Always fun and entertaining Mr. EFD, enjoy your night.
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:49pm ccrides:

Cheerz Evan!!!...)O(...
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:54pm Holly in NC:

A fine, fine ending set, efd.
  Wed. 11/19/14 11:54pm ccrides:

For later...
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:56pm JakeGould:

BGZ, the Pacific Northwest love of classic rock is one thing I appreciate about 1990s rock. And I also got into Beat Happening back then as well… But they were really 1980s. The thing about indie in the 1990s? It created… “Twee.” And that is all I will say about it.
  🎃 Wed. 11/19/14 11:56pm 12539:

Always a sad kind of happy when this tribute show rolls around. Thanks Mr Funk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 11:56pm efd:

Thanks very much for listening and commenting, everyone! This show is always a little extra-special, I appreciate your thoughts and kind words.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/19/14 11:57pm efd:

Make sure you tune in for Faye next week - I'll be back in two weeks. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:58pm Bad Giblet Zero:

Have a great holiday, Evan. Stay warm; see you back here in a couple of weeks.
Avatar Wed. 11/19/14 11:59pm Holly in NC:

@Jake Gould - Bad Seeds!
  Thu. 11/20/14 12:00am P-90:

Thanks efd! Enjoy the vacash...
  Thu. 11/20/14 12:00am P-90:

And Viva Jimmy Mack!!!
Avatar Thu. 11/20/14 12:01am Mugsy:

Happy Thanksgiving
Avatar Thu. 11/20/14 12:06am JakeGould:

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