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Options January 15, 2015: Bomb

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Sven Libaek  Birds in Flight   Options Nature Walkabout: The Original Soundtrack Recording  Votary  2014  LP  From 1965  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
David Carroll & His Orchestra  Euphrates   Options Let's Dance!  Mercury  1958  LP      0:05:15 (Pop‑up)
Tito Benito et Son Orchestre  Allo Brigitte (Babylone 21-29)   Options Poco Loco in the Coco Vol. 3  University of Vice  2014  LP  From 1960  *   0:07:44 (Pop‑up)
Jacques Higelin & Brigitte Fontaine  Dévaste-Moi   Options Chansons d'avant le déluge  Jacques Canetti Disques  2014  LP  From 1967  *   0:10:12 (Pop‑up)
Jorgen Ingmann  Eco Boogie   Options The International Vicious Society, Volume 2  University of Vice  2014  LP    *   0:11:57 (Pop‑up)
The Pterodactyls  It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)   Options Surfin' Jack Flash  Cordelia  2014  CD    *   0:14:54 (Pop‑up)
Living Guitars  Brown Sugar   Options Living Guitars Play Songs Made Famous by the Rolling Stones  RCA Camden  1971  LP      0:21:22 (Pop‑up)
Santo and Johnny  She's a Rainbow   Options Golden Guitars  Imperial  1967  LP      0:24:00 (Pop‑up)
Glasgow Tiki Shakers  Moonlight Mile   Options Surfin' Jack Flash  Cordelia  2014  CD    *   0:26:54 (Pop‑up)
Sharda  Hotel Mein Bottle   Options Bombay Disco 2  Cultures of Soul  2014  CD  From "Peip Petkla Sawal Hal," 1984  *   0:40:52 (Pop‑up)
Novelty Disco Band  I Love Your Big Bassoon   Options single  Vogue  1977  MP3      0:45:44 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy "Bo" Horne  Is It In   Options single  Sunshine Sound Disco  1980  12"      0:48:29 (Pop‑up)
Deborah Foster  It Takes Money   Options Catch Action: The Sophisticated Boogie Funk of Sheridan House Records  Luv N'Haight / Ubiquity  2014  CD  From 1983  *   0:55:06 (Pop‑up)
Jesse Gomez  In the City   Options   Outta Sight  2014  MP3  From 1978  *   0:59:35 (Pop‑up)
Probe 10  There Is a Universe   Options There Is a Universe  Lion  2013  LP  From 1975    1:03:22 (Pop‑up)
Blood, Sweat & Tears  And When I Die   Options Greatest Hits  Columbia  1972  LP  From 1969    1:09:17 (Pop‑up)
Don Muro  High Voltage Love   Options Souffrances et Extases du Jeune Amour  Flannelgraph  2014  LP    *   1:12:42 (Pop‑up)
Gary Burton  Vibrafinger   Options Hommage à Neshui: Atlantic Jazz - A 60th Anniversary Collection  Atlantic/Rhino Handmade  2008  CD  From "Good Vibes," 1970    1:18:05 (Pop‑up)
The Electric Peanut Butter Co.  Stealio   Options Trans-Atlantic Psych Classic Vol. 1  Ubiquity  2014  CD    *   1:24:38 (Pop‑up)
Kashmere Stage Band  Thank You   Options Texas Thunder Soul: 1968-1974  Now Again  2011  CD  From "Bumper to Bumper Soul," 1970    1:27:25 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of random 45s in a row
The Gap Band  You Dropped a Bomb on Me   Options single  Total Experience  1982  45      1:36:23 (Pop‑up)
Elfstone  Beat the Clock   Options single  World Pacific  1968  45  produced by Kim Fowley, R.I.P.    1:40:00 (Pop‑up)
Robert Maxwell, His Harp and Orchestra  Accidental Slip on an Oriental Rug   Options single  MGM  1953  45      1:42:47 (Pop‑up)
Delta Five  Shadow   Options single  PRE  1981  45      1:44:51 (Pop‑up)
Peggy Sue  All American Husband   Options single  Decca  1970  45      1:47:08 (Pop‑up)
C. Donaldson  I Believe He's Gonna Drive That Rig to Glory   Options single  Great American Music Machine  1976  45      1:49:35 (Pop‑up)
The Main Ingredient  Happiness Is Just Around the Bend   Options single  RCA  1974  45      1:54:05 (Pop‑up)
Neil Diamond  Lordy   Options single  Uni  1970  45  live at the Troubadour, L.A.    1:57:44 (Pop‑up)
The Rosen Sisters  Korobushka   Options   No Label  2009  MP3  Free Music Archive here    2:13:30 (Pop‑up)
Yale Women's Slavic Chorus  Dva Konya Vodam   Options   No Label  2013  MP3  Free Music Archive here    2:15:09 (Pop‑up)
Pontic Firebird  Ters Tsourtsougouzou   Options   No Label  2014  MP3  Free Music Archive here    2:17:31 (Pop‑up)
Wind of Anatolia  Sevdam Olmasa/Muhabbet Bagi   Options   No Label  2014  MP3  Free Music Archive here    2:22:03 (Pop‑up)
Brave Combo  Chem-Oo-Chem   Options Humansville  Rounder  1988  LP      2:31:15 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp  Apo   Options Rotorotor  Red Wig / Moi J'Connais  2014  CD    *   2:35:23 (Pop‑up)
The Motor Totemist Guild  Get Angry   Options Infra Dig  Rotary Totem  1984  LP      2:39:35 (Pop‑up)
The Five Keys  Close Your Eyes   Options The Connoisseur Collection of the Five Keys  Harlem Hitparade  1972  LP  From 1955 (in glorious electronically re-channeled stereo)    2:42:20 (Pop‑up)
Zilla Mayes  Calypso Blues   Options Jukebox Mambo Vol. II  Jazzman  2014  CD  From 1961  *   2:44:33 (Pop‑up)
Ervin Webb  I'm Going Home   Options Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959  Dust-to-Digital  2014  CD  From 1959  *   2:47:33 (Pop‑up)
Roosevelt Graves & Brother  I'll Be Rested (When the Roll Is Called)   Options When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926-1936  Tompkins Square  2014  CD  From 1929; Brother's real name is Uaroy  *   2:50:55 (Pop‑up)
Elder Oscar Saunders & Congregation  Everybody Will Be Happy Over There   Options When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926-1936  Tompkins Square  2014  CD  From 1934  *   2:53:13 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:03am Claw!:

Morning Joe and fellow Joesmen and Joeswomen!
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:04am V Priceless:

Morning Joe! Lovin' the launch already!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:04am common:

claw! joe, all! happy thursday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:05am Andrew Waterloo:

can't help but sing and clap along with those martians
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:05am V Priceless:

and hey Claw! and common!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

What would the Yips think of this opening number? I think there'd like it.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:07am Claw!:

Buenos dias, V and common! Good to see y'all.
And so begins my long Thursday - my favorite FMU day! Wooo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:08am DCE:

morning, everyone
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 9:10am Cheri Pi:

Good Morning son! Is this the big Birthday show??
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:10am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, I was expecting a track called Tigres to follow Euphrates. Anything on the Cuniform label!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:11am Marcel M:

Morning Joe and friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:11am listener james from westwood:

How do, Joe and all! Happy Thursday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:11am common:

happy belated, joe!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:12am KP:

Happy Birthday 2, Joe
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:15am quinn:

Oh man, this reminds me of the soundtrack to a video game but I can't place it.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:15am Joe McG:

Hey, everybody! Thanks for the nice post-b'day wishes. (Sorry, Ma Cheri, but last week was the big birthday shindig, such as it was.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:16am adrian in mpls:

Morning Joe! Morning everyone!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:18am Brian in UK:

Joe, it is the recovery time nowadays that counts.
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:18am SeanG:

I like it
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:18am Claw!:

Ptrerodactyls, eh?
Them's be some rockin dinos...
...*almost* as rockin as Denver the Last Dinosaur.
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:22am Brendan:

Brak! Brak! (My best Pterodactyl call). Good morning Joe and kids
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:25am Andrew Waterloo:

Dinosaur Train inspired a very loud and shrill Pterodon call from my daughter.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 9:25am OTB:

Morning, Joe and fellow listeners! Making my morning with the instrumental versions of Stones tunes....
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:26am V Priceless:

to paraphrase Steven Wright: "I can't believe the Stones are still going...it's amazing...Fred and Barney..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:26am Michele:

Good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:27am Marcel M:

Morning Michele!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:28am sphere:

morning all
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:30am Joe McG:

Hi, Michele!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:31am KP:

Great version of an lovely almost lost song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:32am sphere:

Totally agree,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:32am redkayak:

Methinks this is my "song of the week"
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:33am Brian in UK:

  Thu. 1/15/15 9:34am Claw!:

Glasses = clear, cylindrical drinking vessels
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:35am DCE:

this is going somewhere, right? :)
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:36am Brendan:

I just got back from Trader Joe's Natural Mountain. What a place.
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:36am Claw!:

Maybe your sweater was thirsty.
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:38am adam:

Brendan, whats the Natural mtn?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:41am Marcel M:

WOAH! This is poppin'!
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:42am Claw!:

Handsome! Dreamy!
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:42am blee:

Good morning Joe and fellow listeners. Bombay Disco Two, Bottoms Up!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:45am bobdoesthings:

good morning
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:47am Roberto:

I wonder if my bassoonist friend is familiar with this tune. There probably aren't many bassoon-related disco songs.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 9:48am the Canterbury wood-elf:

You found the bassoon disco record!! Nice one, Joe.
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:48am Wendy del Formaggio:

Oh my gosh, what the fuck, Joe McGasko?!? Hahahaha
  🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:48am 12539:

I can't believe you don't have this for single file!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:48am Joe McG:

@Elf: Thanks!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:48am Roberto:

Well, he was a bassoonist. He doesn't play anymore since the accident.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:49am sphere:

OMG. Never in my life would I have expected a bassoon disco 12".
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 9:49am Polyus:

The tuba section is jealous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:50am steve:

oh yes
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:50am Claw!:

God bless you and your disco/funk, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:50am Marcel M:

Anyone going to this 7SD thing tomorrow? Do you have to bring a child to get in?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:53am Brian in UK:

Anyone ever got down with a Cor Anglais?
  Thu. 1/15/15 9:54am adam:

So Brendan, Trader Joes bought a mountain?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:55am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Joe McGee, and all. Sorry to have missed the Living Strings:-(
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:57am KP:

Surfin' Jack Flash now on board for weekend drive. Anything else?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:58am V Priceless:

if I get down any further, I'll be behind myself!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 9:59am KP:

The cover of that Living Guitars/Stones album is hysterical
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 9:59am the Canterbury wood-elf:

@Brian Seemingly so! According to the Wikipedia entry on disco "The sound is enriched with solo lines and harmony parts played by a variety of orchestral instruments, such as harp, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, clarinet, flugelhorn, French horn, tuba, English horn..." No concrete examples, sadly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 9:59am Greg from Bloomfield:

Morning, Joe & everybody! Still a little zonked out on NyQuil, so I'm gonna be behind the beat for a bit.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:02am Brian in UK:

@C w-e no pink oboes?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:06am V Priceless:

@ t C w-e: was wondering if you've heard new Gong record? I have not.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:10am pierre:

Joe McGasko, birthday boy !
  Thu. 1/15/15 10:13am Claw!:

I don't really fuck with BS
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:13am Greg from Bloomfield:

Wasn't this the theme song to Dawson-era Family Feud?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:13am MD:

Happy Belated Birthday Joe!!!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:14am Joe McG:

Thanks, MD! :)
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:15am thee Canterbury wood-elf:

@Brian The list goes on and on, I just truncated after cor anglais. And there appears to be a whole blog dedicated to orchestral disco, but i'm not going down that rabbit hole today!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:16am KP:

OK now loaded up Stones instrumentals for drive to go with the Grrrrr compilation somebody surprised me with. It wasnt anyone here was it?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:16am Brian in UK:

Very wise, my friend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:17am common:

god i need a moog.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:17am the Canterbury wood-elf:

@VP Yes indeed, and it's a real reason for Gongfreaks to rejoice. Somehow it sounds totally 2014, but totally Gong at the same time. Really funny, poignant, thought-provoking and utterly cosmic. Definitely the best Gong LP since the Radio Gnome trilogy. Last time i checked, the whole thing was listenable on YouTube. Check it out.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:19am Brian in UK:

@the Canterbury wood-elf We went to see this the other day. It finishes next Tuesday though.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:21am KP:

Gary Burton is one of two jazz artists I actually like and I cant think of the other.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:22am Trouble:

good morning joe! love this groovin jam. sounds great this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:22am adrian in mpls:

this Burton track is groovy! digging it
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:22am V Priceless:

wow, cool! thanx, w-e!

@ common: I have a Moog Rogue - bought new back in the day for $100 - I think you can score a used one these days for a couple hundred. Worth every penny!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:23am Joe McG:

Hey, Trouble! How lovely to see you! :)
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:23am βrian:

I've fallen in, ears first, and I can't get up!
  Thu. 1/15/15 10:24am jlowe:

Trouble & Joe...my faves! I agree with Trouble Joe...Great grooves!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:24am DCE:

who is the guitarist playing with Burton?
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:25am Trouble:

doing some hat knitting today Joe! give me some color likes and dislikes...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:25am Joe McG:

@DCE: Sam Brown.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:25am the Canterbury wood-elf:

@BrianUK Thanks for the info - won't be able to make it up to London by then tho'. Where in UK are you?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:25am βrian:

The color would depend on the hen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:27am DCE:

thanks Joe...I'm vaguely familiar with him but I'll try to get moreso
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:28am Joe McG:

@Trouble: Ooh! I like blue, green, black, grey.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:28am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Was this some kind of collaboration between The Electric Prunes and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy?
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:28am Cecile:

Kashmere! Love those guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:29am highlowe:

The woodpecker @ my feeder says "STOP DANCING AND FEED ME!"...gorgeous set today Joe! ahhh great hat colors, wise man to reply to an eager knitter!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:30am Joe McG:

@elf: I wish!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:30am Joe McG:

Thanks, highlowe, needed to get movin' here in the studio!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:32am Trouble:

super, Joe you will have a new hat next week.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:33am Cecile:

*Simpsons voice* Joe McGasko has a new hat!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:33am Claw!:

Oh, this version is so good! This whole record is awesome.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:33am Sem Chumbo:

The neighbourhood, for the most part, is enjoying this over Altec Voice of the Theatre speakers, set at a modest 8:-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:33am common:

vp: that's great! i'm gonna look around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:33am sphere:

yum, that version of the Sly Stone tune was good.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:34am Cecile:

get yourself familiar with them immediately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:34am sphere:

this was a good day to telework.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:34am Cecile:

they even have great originals, written by their awesome band director.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:37am OTB:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:37am Joe McG:

Woo-hoo! Thanks, Trouble, you're the greatest!!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:37am Cheri Pi:

Hellll yessssssssssss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:37am adrian in mpls:

  Thu. 1/15/15 10:37am blee:

The GAP Band! Yeahhhhuhhhh!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:37am Claw!:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:38am common:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:39am Sem Chumbo:

Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:39am Cecile:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:40am Claw!:

Yo Cheri! Yo Cecile!
Droppin bombs, Sonnnn!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:40am Cecile:

I love Burn Rubber. Charlie goes out for a strawberry pop, and she burned rubber on he, Charlieeeee.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:40am Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:41am Cecile:

hahahahhaha, "We just heard Good Vibrations yesterday"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:41am Greg from Bloomfield:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:42am Claw!:

I agree with Greg!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:42am Joe McG:

@Greg: Ha ha! I played the 12" version a couple of years ago. That one LASTS!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:43am Cecile:

yeah, that 12" is awesome. I danced drunklenly often to that.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:45am Claw!:

If dancing to the Gap Band is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:46am sphere:

Go Delta Five!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:48am KP:

Yay, my thing arrived. I am free to move about.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:49am quinn:

Hey, I have one of these
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:49am Joe McG:

@quinn: :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:51am DCE:

all trucker country gets a clicky
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:53am bobdoesthings:

untill it all gets automated and the entire transportation industry is out of work..
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:53am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Wow, that was one helluva soliloquy! Somehow songs about driving trucks (lorries, that is) around Britain just wouldn't cut it. There's only one I know about, by Fotheringay, and it's truly awful.
  Thu. 1/15/15 10:54am blee:

Big American Trucking
- Now Hiring
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:55am βrian:

Truckers drive like crazed demons in these parts. I try to keep my distance.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:55am Cecile:

I'm not real excited about truckers now. They are wrecking the streets in our neighborhoods taking shortcuts they are not supposed to. And wrecking our bridges by playing fast and loose with the clearance.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:55am Cecile:

Well, those truckers. Not all truckers.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:56am Cecile:

this is a Duane Train fave. I love this song.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:56am Claw!:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:56am Joe McG:

@elf: What's the Fotheringay song about truck drivers? Remind me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:56am nickybones:

ha! beat me to it @claw!
  🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:57am tadpoles:

Sounds like Sparks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:57am steve:

i expect everyone else is singing along with the chorus of this song at their desk
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:57am Cecile:

ha, claw!
  Thu. 1/15/15 10:58am frenchee:

Hi Joe!

that was some mothertrucker song! I like this Main Ingredient meandersoul song too.
I am singing along to THAT one.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:58am Cecile:

oy, neil.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 10:58am Claw!:

;) Ha! I'm surprised someone else didn't type it first, nickybones! Ya snooze, ya lose.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 10:58am the Canterbury wood-elf:

@JMcG It's called "Knights of the Road", on the second (unfinished, but then finished recently) Fotheringay LP. The Sandy Denny stuff on that album is typically sublime, but her husband Trevor's songs are weak faux-country.

BTW: What was that Zappa song about a trucker "bustin' his ass to drive a load of string beans to Utah"? Not really into FZ but that might be my favourite American trucker song.
  Thu. 1/15/15 10:59am Piker!:

This set is making my day. Thank you!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:59am tikk:

I like that Donnelson hedges his romanticism with a dose of realism, by conceding that his driver has "a lot more goin' for him than most truck drivin' songs have ever given him credit for."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 10:59am nickybones:

Nothin' slower than me before noon. Nice work!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:01am Claw!:

Weird Al's "Truck Drivin' Song" is easily *the best* truckin' song.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:03am Cecile:

Is We Are The Road Crew a trucking song?
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:04am Cecile:

yes, a lot of people do.

oh, neil. I wish I could even find pleasure in disliking your music. But no.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:05am Brian in UK:

@the Canterbury wood-elf I abide in Watford.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:05am Cecile:

the latter.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:06am Claw!:

@cecile - Hmm... I would say "no." It's more one of those "on the road touring again" songs. BUT - I wouldn't be surprised if truckers adopted it!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:06am Cecile:

oh! Eastbound and Down is the best truckin' song.
  Thu. 1/15/15 11:07am jt:

Trucker's deliver goods. D.J.'s deliver moods.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:09am Claw!:

Now *that* there's a truckin' song! :)
I'm just partial to the Weird, seeing as how he's my spirit husband and all. But Al's song really is just SO spot-on and hilarious.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:10am Cecile:

I have to hear that - I haven't kept up with Al the way I used to.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:11am Cecile:

In my head, the roadies from We Are the Road Crew are always beating up the roadies from the Load Out. hahahahha
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:11am Claw!:

Dude, I linked it! Go listen to it. Seriously. You will laugh whilst tappin yer toes. :)
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:11am Claw!:

hahaha... ROADIE FIGHT!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:12am V Priceless:

Isn't 'Detroit Rock City' by Kiss a trucker song? ; )
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:12am Cecile:

it could be.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:13am Claw!:

Whoa! New avatar!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:13am Cecile:

actually, it's stoned kids running into a tree I think.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:13am Cecile:

oh, dear this song is hilarious.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:13am Claw!:

friggin stoners.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:14am Claw!:

Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:14am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Didn't Neil Diamond mention getting stoned in that "Lordy" song. I quite like the image of Neil Diamond running into a tree.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:16am Claw!:

Sorry, didn't mean to yell - I'm just real passionate about Al. I would describe myself as an evangAList. I think he is woefully underrated as an artist.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:16am V Priceless:

@ t C w-e: yes, I heard that, and yes, the image is amusing insofar as all them rhinestones that would be flying around.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:18am Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:18am Mugsy:

I love this!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:21am V Priceless:

I can't believe this is the new Fairport Convention...whoa!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:24am Mugsy:

Go Joe McGask-Go-Go-Go
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:24am Joe McG:

There are about 35 pages of excellent Golden Fest music on the Free Music Archive. Download some today! freemusicarchive.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 11:26am common:

have to go work like a jerk...loved the show thus far, joe! thanks!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:26am Cecile:

Golden Festival seems to be over MLK Holiday most years. I should take a long weekend and go out there for that.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:27am Mugsy:

WFMU is the greatest source of music in the world. The Mighty WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 11:27am steve:

dam, this is some funky stuff
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:30am Claw!:

Mugsy speaks the truth.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:33am OTB:

Brave Combo! This takes me back to my North Texas State days...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 11:34am joe:

'ello folks
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:34am Cecile:

they always show up as a polka band on the SImpsons
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:36am Cecile:

they and nrbq were favorites with OP magazine, which came out of Evergreen State University, where Matt Groening attended. Remember, help your friends when you hit it big.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:37am Cecile:

THIS IS AMAZING - like lost Beefheart.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:37am OTB:

I haven't kept up with the Simpsons in a looooong time....
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:38am Cecile:

the FXX marathon and frequent re-airings of the old ones has brought my love back.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:38am OTB:

Cecile - yesh, I may have to find this one.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:39am the Canterbury wood-elf:

@VP New Fairport?? Did I miss something?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:39am V Priceless:

@ t C w-e: nah, apologies - just my bad joke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:40am sphere:

@ OTB - totally agree.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:41am βrian:

It's fun to be tout puissant. Thanks, triple espresso!
  Thu. 1/15/15 11:42am frenchee:

Sorta reminds me of Flying Lizards, this Motor Totemist Guild. go Joe GO!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:42am Cecile:

I haven't heard them in years. Maybe right after this record came out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:43am Guido from Cologne:

Star Click for The Motor Totemist Guild!
hello Joe and everyone
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:44am Joe McG:

Hey, frenchee, Guido!
  Thu. 1/15/15 11:44am dennis diken:

hey Joe, digging the show! that Robert Maxwell cut sure did sound like a Raymond Scott comp. I love the 5 Keys, good one!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:45am Joe McG:

Hey, Dennis! Thanks for stopping by!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:46am βrian:

Sounds like lunch time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:46am Mike Noble:

I love it when Joe plays an unheard version of a song I thought I had heard nearly every version of.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:47am KP:

Back! My Mac just gave up. Luckily i have this one for just such occasions. Surface Noise is v. important
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:49am V Priceless:

thanks for a fine show, Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:49am Joe McG:

Hey, Mike! Glad you're back, KP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:51am sphere:

hey Joe McG , i appreciate the fact that WFMU is on Apple TV/iTunes.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:51am Brian in UK:

I'm already home. Amen. Praise the McGasko.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:54am Joe McG:

Hey, thanks for listening and commenting, everybody. I hope you all stay happy over there. Have a good week!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:54am KP:

Me too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:55am adrian in mpls:

great show, Joe! wish work wasn't so bonkers right now.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:57am Claw!:

Thanks for a killer show, Joe! Enjoy the rest of your week. :)
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:57am βrian:

GTDS "Busy Doing Nothing .."
  Thu. 1/15/15 11:58am Brendan:

Thank you Joe
  🎃 Thu. 1/15/15 11:58am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 11:58am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Great stuff Joe, "see" you next week...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/15/15 11:59am Greg from Bloomfield:

Thanks, Joe!
  Fri. 1/16/15 8:46pm will:

Whatever groove you were working on this show Joe it is the groove that rules my world. So glad to have you on TH a.m.
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