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Options December 30, 2015: BEST OF 2015!

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
 
My Top 10 Reissues/Single-Artist Collections of 2015!
marie et les garçons  rien a dire   Options s/t  feedback 
my #10 reissue of 2015!
 
0:00:53 ()
the beckies  midnight and you   Options s/t  real gone 
my #9 reissue of 2015!
 
0:03:05 ()
dominatrix  the dominatrix sleeps tonight   Options sleeps tonight  streetwise / get on down 
my #8 reissue of 2015!
 
0:06:14 ()
dean carter  black boots   Options call of the wild  big beat 
my #7 reissue of 2015!
 
0:10:47 ()
 
dream syndicate  i ain't living long like this   Options weathered and torn  bang 
my #6 reissue of 2015!
 
0:19:59 ()
suzi quatro  rock hard   Options the girl from detroit city  cherry red 
my #5 reissue of 2015!
 
0:24:17 ()
the muffs  big mouth   Options s/t  omnivore 
my #4 reissue of 2015!
 
0:27:35 ()
jesse hector  keep it moving   Options running wild  rpm 
my #3 reissue of 2015! (although this actually came out in 2014)
 
0:29:40 ()
 
game theory  waltz the halls always   Options real nighttime  omnivore 
my #2 reissue of 2015!
 
0:37:33 ()
cerrone  cerrone's paradise   Options best of cerrone productions  because 
MY #1 REISSUE OF 2015!
 
0:40:01 ()
 
 
My Top 10 Singles/EPs of 2015
  Bubbling Under!
20. "Fool Of Myself" - Those Pretty Wrongs (Burger)
19. "The Blind Leading The Blind" - Paul Messis (Market Square)
18. "Virgin Mary" - Nots (Goner)
17. "Liquid Hounds"- Sueves (Hozac)
16. "Paranoid" - Power Nap (Rough Skies)
15. "The Hand Don't Fit The Glove" - Miriam (Norton)
14. "What's A Heminger" - The Hemingers (Magnetic South)
13. Hot Lunch - Slappy Sunday EP (Scion AV)
12. "Talk About Terry" - Terry (Upset The Rhythm)
11. "Let Your Hair Fall Down" - Bye Bye Blackbirds (self-released)
the fallen leaves  out in a forest   Options 7"  market square 
my #10 single/EP of 2015!
 
0:47:16 ()
the pacifics  say you love me   Options say you love me 7" ep  mistkafer 
my #9 single/EP of 2015!
 
0:49:50 ()
the jacuzzi boys  happy damage   Options happy damage ep  mag mag 
my #8 single/EP of 2015!
 
0:51:36 ()
 
little racer  montevideo   Options foreign tongues ep  papercup music 
my #7 single/EP of 2015!
 
0:58:27 ()
hammered satin  good little girl   Options 7"  loli pop! 
my #6 single/EP of 2015!
 
1:01:19 ()
roman cities  i can't take it   Options the sharksleep sessions  self-released 
my #5 single/EP of 2015!
 
1:04:24 ()
sharp medicine  just getting older   Options 7" ep  tsm 
my #4 single/EP of 2015!
 
1:07:50 ()
 
ball  fyre balls   Options 7"  horny 
my #3single/EP of 2015!
 
1:13:37 ()
big quiet  maura & dana   Options 7"  unblinking ear 
my #2 single/EP of 2015!
 
1:16:46 ()
eyelids  bound to let you down   Options s/t ep  jealous butcher/schizophonic  
MY #1 SINGLE/EP OF 2015!
 
1:19:58 ()
 
 
In A Class By Itself
scharpling & wurster  power pop pop pop   Options the best of the best show  numero group    1:27:43 ()
 
 
My Top 10 Various Artist Compilations of 2015
medium medium  hungry, so angry   Options va-sherwood at the controls vol 1: 1979-84  on-u sound 
my #10 compilation of 2015!
 
1:35:38 ()
strider 88  listen to the band   Options va-plastic dance vol. 1  cache cache/finders keepers 
my #9 compilation of 2015!
 
1:39:00 ()
philwit & pegasus  the elephant song   Options va-shapes & shadows   
my #8 compilation of 2015!
 
1:43:35 ()
 
mad dog fire department  cosmic funk   Options va-disco 2: a further fine selection of independent disco, modern soul, and boogie 1976-80  soul jazz 
my #7 compilation of 2015!
 
1:51:01 ()
les stagiaires  airport   Options va-des jeunes gens modernes vol. 2  born bad 
my #6 compilation of 2015!
 
1:56:27 ()
mitch easter  fox on the run   Options va-even more superhits of the seventies  wfmu 
my #5 compilation of 2015!
 
1:58:57 ()
 
mirrors  hands in my pockets   Options va-punk 45: extermination nights in the sixth city  soul jazz 
my #4 compilation of 2015!
 
2:06:31 ()
rubber city rebels  such a fool   Options va-punk 45: burn rubber city, burn  soul jazz 
my #3 compilation of 2015!
 
2:08:38 ()
john davis & the monster orchestra  up jumped the devil   Options va-sam records anthology  harmless 
my #2 compilation of 2015!
 
2:11:38 ()
peter holsapple  big black truck   Options va-ork records: new york, new york  numero group 
MY #1 COMPILATION OF 2015!
 
2:18:09 ()
 
 
My Top 10 Albums of 2015
  Bubbling Under!
25. Clinton Hensley - Needle In Cotton (Stop//Gap)
24. Young Guv - Ripe 4 Luv (Slumberland)
23. Sir Lord Von Raven - The Age Of Machines (Guitars & Bongos)
22. White Hills - Walks For Motorists (Thrill Jockey)
21. Church Of Eon - All Our Tomorros (Bunting/Upper Street)
20. Hooton Tennis Club - Highest Point In Cliff Town (Heavenly/PIAS)
19. Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home (Hardly Art)
18. Butterscotch Cathedral - s/t (Trouble In Mind)
17. Jeff Hudson - tm (self-released)
16. Cold Beat - Into The Air (Crime On The Moon)
15. Baby Shakes - Starry Eyes (Li'l Chewy)
14. Salad Boys - Metalmania (Trouble In Mind)
13. Carousel - 2113 (Tee Pee)
12. Ruckus Roboticus - Phantom Of The Disco (Dance Or Die!)
11. Chris Stamey - Euphoria (Yep Roc)
childbirth  nasty girls   Options women's rights  suicide squeeze 
my #10 album of 2015!
 
2:22:21 ()
hurry up  go to hell   Options s/t  army of bad luck 
my #9 album of 2015!
 
2:25:01 ()
shopping  you are a sort (don't call me)   Options consumer complaints  fatcat 
my #8 album of 2015!
 
2:28:37 ()
 
orange peels  head cleaner   Options begin the begone  mystery lawn music 
my #7 album of 2015!
 
2:32:16 ()
ac/dc  play ball   Options rock or bust  columbia 
my #6 album of 2015!
 
2:35:25 ()
prinzhorn dance school  reign   Options home economics  dfa 
my #5 album of 2015!
 
2:38:15 ()
 
belle & sebastian  the party line   Options girls in peacetime want to dance  matador 
my #4 album of 2015!
 
2:43:55 ()
ultimate painting  kodiak   Options green lanes  trouble in mind 
my #3 album of 2015!
 
2:47:10 ()
worriers  yes all cops   Options imaginary life  don giovanni 
my #2 album of 2015!
 
2:50:15 ()
 
john krautner  music is the thing   Options fun with gum vol. 1  burger 
MY #1 ALBUM OF 2015!
 
2:54:29 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 9:06pm Alex of Chicago:

After this, I'm so over 2015.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 9:08pm efd:

you and me both.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 9:15pm melinda:

I like it so far, did not sound disastrous!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 9:18pm JakeGould:

Suck it 2015.
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 9:18pm Mailman Tom:

It's actually the best time to listen to WFMU. So many DJs playing their favorites of the year!
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:24pm Cooh John:

Party like it is 1979 with efd and the gang.
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:25pm pervy b:

i'm liking these reissues so much i'm gonna need a re-TISSUE!
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:26pm IFisher:

Hello! This is all quite excellent.
And now Suzi, you really melting my hardened heart
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 9:26pm redkayak:

Season's greetings, all!
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 9:28pm Mailman Tom:

"Rock Hard" the music video by Suzi Quartro is a must see !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 9:28pm efd:

hi everyone! Glad you're enjoying the show - will try to comment where I , but I wasn't kidding about the high stress level of this show!
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:31pm weedy j:

smoke a joint
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 9:31pm Uncle Michael:

chamomile tea, Evan
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:32pm IFisher:

Smooth enough from my precinct, EFD, just fine
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:32pm johnk77:

i ain't living long like this
written by rodney crowell
waylon's version on
grand theft auto V
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:32pm weedy j:

you can trigger a freak out if you don't dose the chamomile perfectly
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 9:33pm Figgsrock:

Well EFD, I had forgotten about that Dream Syndicate reissue. So now I just sent myself an email to remember order it tomorrow when I pay bills. Thanks for costing me money yet again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 9:33pm efd:

I think the reason this show feels so stressful is that there's no wiggle room for any song selection -- they're all pre-determined and have to be played in the right sequence!
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:37pm pervy b:

lets hear more about this "wiggle room"
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:38pm IFisher:

Well at any rate I think we are frigging blessed with this set. I am pleased to suffer through any amount of dead air or whatever, g-ddamn embarrassment of riches
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 9:39pm redkayak:

Stress? You're making it look easy :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 9:42pm herb.nyc:

I have zero MUFFS. Taking a cue from a co-ed college football team, Muff Divers, I shall henceforth diveth. Aaaaand, I studied math at college but they didn't offer Game Theory. But at my old job, 1 of the math profs worked w Burger King on their games of chance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 9:42pm JakeGould:

Good taste as usual Mr. Davies.
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:42pm steve:

nice...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 9:42pm JakeGould:

“…there's no wiggle room for any song selection -- they're all pre-determined and have to be played in the right sequence!” Or else the Earth explodes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 9:43pm efd:

pretty much, yes.
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:45pm steve:

It's like that movie, "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 9:46pm herb.nyc:

If no one (wo)mans up, efd, I will come down to 43 Montgomery next year and help you in the studio. Tho I'd only add to the stress. Never mind.
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:47pm steve:

Great list... Can't believe I still haven't picked up the Cerrone collection
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 9:50pm herb.nyc:

I just bought my Laura C / Michael S ticket for Jan 16. And if her 2014 record isn't on today's Best Of, I'm gonna tell "fix". Wait, I don't have her record. Never mind.
  Wed. 12/30/15 9:50pm pervy b:

those cerrone album covers have such great artwork
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 10:07pm JakeGould:

@steve: You mean, "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down Because Bad Things Would Happen and People Would Be Upset."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:09pm coelacanth:

greetings efd and Funkies
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 10:15pm Alex of Chicago:

This the stuff.
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 10:19pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Staten Island's #2 dj winds up with the #2 single of the year on his label. How fitting! I guess this means he tries harder....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:20pm efd:

it's only fitting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 10:25pm herb.nyc:

I really liked "just getting older". (Maybe because I am)
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:28pm steve:

yay
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 10:29pm herb.nyc:

Was that "September Goebbels"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:30pm efd:

"gurgles," I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 10:31pm herb.nyc:

Thx- I have the (heavy) box set and will play that segment
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:31pm Uncle Michael:

rateyourmusic.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 10:33pm herb.nyc:

Nicely done, Uncle Michael
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:34pm steve:

the double p
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:34pm steve:

Never gets old
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:34pm APMike:

This sounds familiar!
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 10:35pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@APMike: I believe it went to #1 in Bayonne!
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:37pm APMike:

It did indeed, Todd-o-phonic Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:39pm Uncle Michael:

It's amazing how many of those bands EFD has had on this show.
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 10:39pm Danne D:

Hey EFD :) Hey Funk Fans :)

WHOA hey Todd-o-phonic Todd and AP Mike! EFD bringing the celebrities out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 10:40pm herb.nyc:

Dumb me thought Tim Sommer wrote about Medium Medium for the Observer. But it was Liquid Liquid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:40pm efd:

@Uncle Michael I would have had more if quad-P hadn't shut me down!
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:40pm APMike:

Would it be wrong to say that sounded a lot like the Talking Heads? Am I dating myself?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:41pm coelacanth:

are you sure it wasn't The The?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:41pm efd:

@APMike They were contemporaries, so you're not off base thinking that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:41pm Uncle Michael:

quad-P is kind of a dick.
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:43pm APMike:

Ah! I should pay attention to the playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:43pm Uncle Michael:

Don't! It's very stressful.
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 10:44pm Danne D:

Kinda though AP Mike woulda hit the top singles of 2015 list, myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 10:44pm herb.nyc:

(Really stupid joke for band name- Mick Jones Mick Jones)
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:44pm Ice in Brooklyn:

E F D Y E H
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:46pm APMike:

Or at least #2 In A Class Of Its Own Dept., @Danne D.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:46pm coelacanth:

you can have that one. i'm going with "Mary Hartman Mary Hartman".
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 10:48pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Hey it's Tame Imp, er, Philwit and Pegasus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 10:48pm coelacanth:

that was like a cross between "mr.giant man" and an early Bowie tune.
  Wed. 12/30/15 10:53pm Ice in Brooklyn:

Yeh #8's
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 11:00pm Danne D:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 11:01pm Uncle Michael:

Yes. Yes.
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:01pm Michael from the Left Coast:

I've been meaning to suggest to Mitch Easter that he cover an entire Sweet album, like Desolation Boulevard by Mitch Easter--wouldn't that be great
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 11:02pm efd:

oh man, that would be amazing! And he's already got this one in the can!
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:05pm APMike:

I'm glad I ordered that premium.
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:11pm V Priceless:

Cool show, efd! That Strider 88 track was off the charts!
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:14pm hey evan:

get any cool xmas cards?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 11:25pm efd:

hey mysterious christmas card sender! As a matter of fact I did -- one of them from you, I assume? [initials GW?]
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:38pm Figgsrock:

EFD, I imagine the AC/DC is because you got it in 2015?
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 11:39pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Uh oh.
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 11:40pm Chop Scott:

Cheers Evan!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 11:40pm efd:

hi Scott!

Figgs, you are exactly correct.
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:47pm APMike:

I like that your list doesn't seem to have been influenced by current tastemakers, efd. You do your own thing!
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:47pm Eddy in Australia:

Hi Evan and all. It's 100 degrees here and I just got home from NYE shopping. Bummed I missed the show but wanted to say thanks for another great year of radio. When does the archive go up?
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:48pm shut up eddy:

pizzazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 11:48pm JakeGould:

Great show EFD! See you next year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 11:48pm efd:

Hi Eddy, the archive usually goes up within an hour or so after the show ends thanks to tireless volunteer Rebecca. Not sure if that timing might be affected by the holidays though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 11:49pm efd:

@APMike, le current tastemaker, c'est moi!
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:51pm drawmark:

Great show (as always) best wishes for 2016
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/30/15 11:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

My daughter bought a punching bag with her Christmas money. Now that she's hammering away on it like Leila Ali down in the garage, I have a chance to catch up on the show and see what's the #1 album!
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:53pm shut up eddy:

we all know its gonna be that aussie band
  Wed. 12/30/15 11:54pm APMike:

Nice Flaubert reference!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 11:55pm efd:

do me a favor and change your user name, "shut up eddy"
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 11:57pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Great show, as per always.
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 11:58pm Danne D:

Congrats on getting all the way through EFD :) And thanks for yet another great year of music! Happy New Year Everyone!

PS @Eddy - it's 212 degrees fahrenheit by you?!?
Avatar Wed. 12/30/15 11:58pm Danne D:

;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/30/15 11:58pm efd:

thanks for listening, everyone! Next week we begin the search for the bests of 2016!
  Thu. 12/31/15 12:00am Eddy in Australia:

@Danne D: 100 fahrenheit, 40 celsius, 100% brutal
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/31/15 12:00am coelacanth:

Thanks Evan!
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