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Options April 28, 2016: 1976

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Artist Track Album Year Approx. start time
David Bowie  Station To Station   Options Station To Station  1976  0:00:00 ()
Al Stewart  Lord Grenville   Options Year Of The Cat  1976  0:09:39 ()
Alice Cooper  Didn't We Meet   Options Alice Cooper Goes To Hell  1976  0:14:28 ()
Led Zeppelin  Nobody's Fault But Mine   Options Presence  1976  0:18:43 ()
ZZ Top  Pan Am Highway Blues   Options Tejas  1976  0:24:56 ()
Foghat  Drivin' Wheel   Options Night Shift  1976  0:28:16 ()
Status Quo  Is There A Better Way   Options Blue For You  1976  0:33:18 ()
AC/DC  It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)   Options High Voltage  1976  0:36:45 ()
Thin Lizzy  The Boys Are Back In Town   Options Jailbreak  1976  0:41:53 ()
Queen  Somebody To Love   Options A Day At The Races  1976  0:46:21 ()
 
James Brown  Get Up Offa That Thing   Options   1976  0:59:06 ()
The Runaways  Rock And Roll   Options The Runaways  1976  1:03:13 ()
Flo And Eddie  Keep It Warm   Options Moving Targets  1976  1:06:25 ()
Ivor Cutler  Everybody Got   Options Jammy Smears  1976  1:10:38 ()
June Tabor  While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping   Options Airs And Graces  1976  1:12:44 ()
J.J. Cale  Cherry   Options Troubadour  1976  1:14:34 ()
Popol Vuh  Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte   Options Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte  1976  1:17:46 ()
Subversion  L'Arbre Mort   Options Subversion  1976  1:21:53 ()
Morpheus  Tanz der Morphine   Options Rabenteuer  1976  1:27:07 ()
The Modern Lovers  Old World   Options The Modern Lovers  1976  1:30:16 ()
Blue Öyster Cult  This Ain't The Summer Of Love   Options Agents Of Fortune  1976  1:34:12 ()
Ramones  Loudmouth   Options Ramones  1976  1:36:30 ()
Crime  Hot Wire My Heart   Options Hot Wire My Heart  1976  1:38:43 ()
Floss  Brown Sugar   Options Cruisin'  1976  1:42:06 ()
Sparks  Throw Her Away (And Get A New One)   Options Big Beat  1976  1:45:25 ()
Sweet  The Lies In Your Eyes   Options Give Us A Wink  1976  1:48:46 ()
 
Selda  Nasirli Eller   Options Selda  1976  1:57:36 ()
Fẹla And Afrika 70  Zombie   Options Zombie  1976  2:01:12 ()
Peter King  Ajo   Options Omo Lewa  1976  2:13:38 ()
Barış Manço  Gönül Dağı   Options Sakla Samanı Gelir Zamanı  1976  2:17:30 ()
Zafer Dilek  Emmioglu   Options Oyun Havalari  1976  2:21:29 ()
Olive  Pierrot   Options First Album  1976  2:24:00 ()
Paris  Nazarene   Options Paris  1976  2:29:14 ()
Buckacre  Red Wine   Options Morning Comes  1976  2:33:06 ()
Wigwam  Sane Again   Options Lucky Golden Stripes And Starpose  1976  2:37:10 ()
Picchio Dal Pozzo  Cocomelastico   Options Picchio Dal Pozzo  1976  2:39:41 ()
Sunblind Lion  Cat Eyes   Options Observer  1976  2:44:08 ()
Slade  Nobody's Fool   Options Nobody's Fools  1976  2:47:18 ()
 

Listener comments!

  Thu. 4/28/16 9:03am P-90:

Good morning Chis and Imagineers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:03am Stepchild:

Here it is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:03am sphere:

hello Mr. M and the Concerned Parties. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:03am Marcel M:

Niiice opening. Been listening to this album non-stop.
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:04am P-90:

C-h-r-i-s-!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:04am Cliff:

Welcome to 1976
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Give me 1976 or give me death!
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:04am Polyus:

Drink to the DJs who protect you and I.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:04am Dave in Vermont:

Hear!Hear! Polyus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:05am Dave in Vermont:

Today's art is satisfyingly confusing.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:06am Chris M.:

it's too late
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:06am SeanG:

COCAINE
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:06am sphere:

a Bicentennial show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:07am Scraps deSelby:

Oh oh oh station to station to station yeah
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:07am Sem Chumbo:

Good morning, Chris, and imaginary radio entities, who, I have been advised, are not real.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:08am Dave in Vermont:

The European what is here? Pattern?
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:10am P-90:

...and someone said there was no good music going on in 1976. Refutation now in progress.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:11am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

oh yeah, 1976..
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:12am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

there's always good music always. Mind you it was tough to listen to the radio..
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:13am map:

=]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:13am pantz:

Good morning, Chris. Where do you get these twisted pictures?!
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:15am P-90:

That pictureinmay be the work of the great science fiction artist Virgil Finlay, or another of his ilk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 9:16am Uncle Michael:

OK Chris...you're killin' it this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:17am pantz:

Looks like Invasion of the Body Snatchers Pod Creature. I welcome my new overlords.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:19am Dave in Vermont:

4-5 yrsold were heady daze. Hopefully none of this triggers the recollection and subsequent panic of anything too traumatic.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:20am Chris M.:

@map: missed you blud
@Uncle Michael: thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:20am Scraps deSelby:

1976: Songs in the key of life, Hejira, The modern lovers, Have moicy!, Kate & anna mcgarrigle, joan armatrading
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:24am P-90:

Also Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom" and "Don't Go Breaking my Heart"
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:25am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

the day Bonham died, for breakfast "he drank four quadruple vodkas"
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:26am davej:

No wonder he couldn't keep his right foot still.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:26am Chris M.:

@đ¢ ÞäŦ: lightweight
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 9:27am PKNY:

"Destroyer"! One of the first records, pretty sure I got the summer of '76, when it was wholly appropriate to give children records full of songs about groupie love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:28am Scraps deSelby:

Aerosmith's "Rocks"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 9:29am Uncle Michael:

OH HELL YES...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:30am Scraps deSelby:

Heldon's "Un rêve sans conséquence spéciale"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:31am Cheri Pi:

Preclickied foghat, noice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:32am Andrew Waterloo:

I don't think I've ever heard non-Slowride Foghat before.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:32am Chris M.:

@Andrew Waterloo: they had a lot of good songs. get the best of
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 9:33am PKNY:

@Andrew - "Fool For the City"? That gets a lot of run on classic rock stations.
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:33am Polyus:

Agents of Fortune, I think there was a hit song from that record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:33am Scraps deSelby:

Guy Clark's "Texas Cookin'"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:34am Cliff:

That was my first time hearing non-"Slowride"/"Fool for the City" Foghat too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 9:35am Uncle Michael:

damned shame Brownsville Station didn't release an album in '76.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:35am Cheri Pi:

this is the stuff right here CM
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:38am Chris M.:

@Cheri Pi: we keep it rockin
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:38am Andrew Waterloo:

I haven't listened to classic rock radio in ages and I still think there's a good 20% that I'm familiar with but couldn't put a name to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:38am bobdoesthings:

good morning one and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:39am Scraps deSelby:

I love Drivin Wheel. I was 12 in 1976 and I listened religiously to American Top Forty
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 9:39am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay for heavy metal bagpipes!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:39am Chris M.:

@Andrew Waterloo: it's always either Kansas or Foreigner
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:41am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

..or Boston.
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:41am Cooh John:

Imagining my way to my teenage years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:42am Liz Berg:

I was once chastised for defending Foghat in a heated lunchtable discussion at WFMU, and I still stand by my defense. Best Southern rock band that wasn't from the South!
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 9:42am PKNY:

@Ken - if you like bagpipe metal, you'll dig a prog-beardo Bon Scott playing the flute on this --> www.youtube.com...
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:43am Chris M.:

@Liz Berg: unbelievable that i wasn't there to agree with you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:44am Brian C.:

I love hearing "Boys are back in town" for the first time each spring. FIrst sign of summer, even on a chilly morning
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:44am thatpatsmith:

Hilarious and wonderful, soundtrack to set design class, senior year.
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:44am Mark R:

I probably heard "The Boys Are Back in Town" 100 times in the 70s, but it's still a great song. Matt ww actually hipped me to their very first album, which was before most of us had ever heard of them, and it's a MONSTER.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:44am bobdoesthings:

I had NO stream trouble yesterday.. but seems like it's affecting me today.. just lost stream.
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:44am lloyd michigan:

I graduated from college in '76!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:46am Chris M.:

@Mark R: i hipped him to that album
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:46am Liz Berg:

Aw, man sorry to hear you're having stream problems, @bobdoesthings. Can you let me know which browser and audio player you are using? We are still trying to get to the bottom of the issue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:47am Cecile:

DUDE what a year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:47am Scraps deSelby:

The best single of 1976: Parliament's "Tear the roof off the sucker"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:47am Cecile:

Do you have Sweet's "Action"?
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:48am Chris M.:

almost everyone hated the first Thin Lizzy album here until i played every single track from it on the air AND put it in the old bin fyi
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:48am P-90:

Funny how your memory can trick you: I would've guessed "The Boys are Back" was a year or to earlier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:48am bobdoesthings:

@lizberg - chrome/ popup from homepage window. no audio player..
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:48am Mark R:

Good thing you did, Chris--now we're ALL hip. Um, to that album, I mean. "Funny, you don't look hip."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:48am Cecile:

One of my favorite years. I was in Australia.
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:49am Polyus:

This particular Queen song is a guaranteed mood-lifter for me. Every single time. Wish I could sing like this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:49am Cecile:

10cc's How Dare You Came out that year. Skyhooks's Straight in a Gay World.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:50am Cecile:

More than a Feeling, which I still love, came out in late '76.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:51am Cecile:

Isley Brothers, Harvest for the World.
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 9:51am V Priceless:

Hey! Somebody say 'How Dare You'? 'Iceberg' would be sweet...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:51am bobdoesthings:

@lizberg.. although it only abruptly stopped once.. maybe I shouldnt chalk it up to "streamin problems" just yet..
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:52am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

Waaaaaaaa.....
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:52am Shagalov:

HELLO EVERY ONE!
Nice tune
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 9:52am βrian:

I missed the swaying beards. Darn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:53am Cecile:

SAD WINGS OF DESTINY
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:53am Cecile:

VP, yes, or I'm Mandy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:53am bobdoesthings:

@chris M - Sneeze teaser?!?! com'on!!
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:54am P-90:

When "A Day at the Races" came out, pretty much everyone at my high school decided they were Queen fans. Done deal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:54am Cecile:

Radio Ethiopia
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:54am Scraps deSelby:

Also there is more to 1976 than Classic Rock....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:55am Dave in Vermont:

Fuck yeah, Chris. Thanks for the soundtrack for my walk-class is going to start soon and I will have to go. But again, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:56am Cecile:

Of course.

That Status Quo album was EVERYTHING in Australia that year. Almost as big as Abba.
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:56am bill:

Tchaikovsky, with cannons!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:57am Cecile:

First Blondie album
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:57am rear biscuit:

Best Thin Lizzy lyrics ever: "Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak, somewhere in the town." One of the great rhetorical statements of our time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:57am Cecile:

DON'T FEAR THE REAPER
  Thu. 4/28/16 9:57am P-90:

Status Quo was huge in America too. Blasting from car stereos on the road everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:58am Brian C.:

Now i wanna sniff some glue!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:58am Cecile:

Another great Lizzy lyric:
Down from the glen came the marching men
With their shields and their swords
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:59am Cecile:

and your point is?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:59am Scraps deSelby:

"Have Moicy!" by Michael Hurley, the Unholy Modal Rounders and Jeffrey Fredricks and the Clamtones is probably my favorite album of 1976
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:59am Cecile:

oxygene
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 9:59am Brian C.:

trying to steer things away from BÖC
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:00am Cecile:

Yes.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:00am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

NOW we're talkin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:00am bobdoesthings:

are you trying to get us all to dance at our desks?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:00am Cecile:

I love that album. I will not deny it. I can listen to Reaper every damn day of my life.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:01am βrian:

James guided us through many a Vermont Farmhouse dance party.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:01am Cecile:

Maxine Nightingale - right back where we started from. Great Motown swipe.

The Sylvers!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:01am Chris M.:

@bobdoesthings: emphatically yes
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:01am Chris M.:

@Cecile: great song
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:01am Scraps deSelby:

Either that or Joan Armatrading's self-titled (but not first) album
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:02am lloyd michigan:

Each song is a reminder of how much today's music sucks. With some very rare exceptions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:02am bobdoesthings:

@chrism --.. well it's working.. and I'm loosing friends at work .
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:02am P-90:

And in those days, every time Bowie dropped a new album, it was like a national holiday or something. The FM stations played the hell out of the first singles, everyone had an opinion and an analysis. Big debate every time: was his stuff getting "better" or "worse"?
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:02am milkman:

Hey Marvin Gaye put out I want you in 1976. That's a good album
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:03am βrian:

I hear the rails humming in that guitar riff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:03am Cecile:

And 1976 was seen as a letdown!!! Not as good as the 60s. I love that year, it was the year I became obsessed with music.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:03am Polyus:

EW&F 'Spirit'
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:03am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

@lloyd michigan: please see my post from 9:12
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:04am Scraps deSelby:

Today music does not suck at all, but maybe you're not listening to the best of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:05am Cecile:

but there was a lot of stuff that was awful and overplayed. The Edmund Fitzgerald. Brotherhood of Man's Save Your Kisses for Me. The Eagles.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:05am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

today's music rules the planet, just like yesterday's music.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:05am βrian:

WWCK rock 105. Ugh.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:05am lloyd michigan:

Today's music ruins my day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:05am Scraps deSelby:

"Spirit" was awesome
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:05am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

didn't know the Runaways covered this, nice.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:06am Chris M.:

top 40 is shit no matter what time period you are looking at. the fact is that amazing music happened and is still happening. you just have to dig for it. even some of this music that is now "classic rock" was not as popular when it came out. look at the charts and you may be surprised what was in heavy rotation in '76
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:06am Cecile:

This is the only runaways song I really like, and they didn't write it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:07am Scraps deSelby:

Thank you Chris M
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 10:07am V Priceless:

ooo..good Flo and Eddie cut!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:07am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

what Chris M said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:08am Cecile:

Skyhooks' Shirley Strachan sings backup on a couple of songs on this album. They toured Australia that year and became fast friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:10am Cecile:

Let's Stick Together Brian Ferry
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 10:10am V Priceless:

RIP Shirl...what a set of pipes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:10am Marcel M:

I don't think I ever realized how wild these lyrics were..
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 10:10am V Priceless:

ooh yeah, Cecile..good call on the Ferry
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:10am Cecile:

I have to say, I cried when I found out. It was like a lot of other people losing Prince.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:10am Seanbelly:

Hey Chris M, Flo and Eddie used your theme song in one of their live shows from '76. Can you sue?
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:11am DaveinPA:

Does anyone know who the two guys are in the photo on the main page - the two guys leaning up against the old car, one in a WFMU shirt?
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:11am P-90:

I was a teen (from NY) living in LA that year. Flo and Eddie hosted their own very hip radio show on Sunday nights on KMET ("The Mighty Met!"), right after Dr. Demento's original show.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:11am βrian:

My good man, Ivor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:12am Cecile:

hahahahah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:12am Scraps deSelby:

Ah, Ivor Cutler! I almost listed this one.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:13am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

didn't realize how much Ivor sounds like Ringo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:13am bobdoesthings:

im not hip to this guy.. do you pronounce it "ee-vor" or "Eye-vor" or.... iffer" ??
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 10:13am V Priceless:

of course, Dr Feelgood's swell live album 'Stupidity' was from '76...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:14am Scraps deSelby:

But there were lots of almost-listed albums
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:14am Cecile:

other way 'round.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:15am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

Ivor, as in "Ivor lovely bunch of coconuts."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:15am Cecile:

Steeleye Span Rocket Cottage
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:15am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

No, @Cecile.
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 10:15am V Priceless:

Damned "New Rose", too! Woo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:15am sphere:

Dub was around in '76 as well. Lee Perry, Aggrovators, Yabby You....
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:16am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

[Can't believe I got to lay that joke on you all.]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:17am Cecile:

Russ Ballard Winning
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:17am P-90:

Yeah, Roxy Music and Ferry were also very, very big at this time. He had this big rivalry thing with Bowie that seems so trivial now.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:17am milkman:

Did blood on the tracks come out in 76?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:18am sphere:

where's a good place to start with J.J. Cale? i really like this tune.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:18am lloyd michigan:

1975
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:19am Cecile:

milkman, I think 1975
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:19am Cecile:

wow I didn't know Popol Vuh started this early
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:20am Chris M.:

@sphere: Naturally or Troubador
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:21am Scraps deSelby:

Cale: Troubadour, Okie, Naturally
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:21am Scraps deSelby:

Oh god so love this Popol Vuh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:22am sphere:

thanks Chris and Scraps! :)
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:23am βrian:

Frampton Comes Alive. Did that get any air play?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:23am Scraps deSelby:

Cecile, Popol Vuh started around 1970
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 10:25am Ken From Hyde Park:

Imagine today's teenagers in 2056. Will they look back fondly on today's rock music? Will they remember the polar ice caps and penguins?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:27am Scraps deSelby:

If they were listening to rock, then probably
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 10:27am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Chris & all!
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:28am P-90:

Heart's "Dreamboat Annie" had it's US release in '76. Couple of (deservedly) monster hit singles there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:29am Scraps deSelby:

I'm going to sleep. Bye, everyone! Thanks, Chris M
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 10:30am Ken From Hyde Park:

See ya, Scraps. Take care.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:30am Everybody Got Foghats?:

Brilliant set really enjoying the journey. Thanks man!!!!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:30am βrian:

Seychelles gained independence in 1976. Got any Seychellois music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 10:31am Greg from ZONE 5:

JOJO
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 10:31am V Priceless:

Jonathan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:32am bobdoesthings:

yayyy!! modern lovers!
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:32am Everybody Got Foghats?:

@Brian I have some sea shells and can make music with them? will travel for weddings, parties or anything...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:32am Marcel M:

I always forget The Modern Lovers are from the 70s... They sound so, er... MODREN!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:32am βrian:

The Modern Louvers are Old World.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:34am Scraps deSelby:

Love listening to WFMU as I go to sleep....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:34am bobdoesthings:

well.. mr richman was conflicted between new and old world sensibilities as articulated in this 1976 hit
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:34am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

this whole album is the best driving music.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:34am lloyd michigan:

Looking at the list of artists, the only ones I ever saw perform live are David Bowie and Jonathan Richman. And I met Alice Cooper while shopping at Bloomingdales in Chicago. He was tiny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:34am sphere:

when i hear the Modern Lovers, i am amazed how VU has infiltrated all the nooks and crannies over time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 10:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

@P-90 - I remember Heart's "Magic Man" playing on the tractor radio all the time back then.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:35am Polyus:

That 50s apartment that was bleak in the 70s is certainly all the rage in 2016.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:36am P-90:

In 76 Tangerine Dream released Stratosfear, the follow-up to the 74 album Phaedra, that everyone seemed to have in their collection.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:37am βrian:

Why the umlaut, they asked?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:37am sphere:

R A M O N E S
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:39am bobdoesthings:

@brian .. maybe they wanted you to pronounce it like "Blue Ouwster Cult"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 10:39am Greg from ZONE 5:

@sphere: I should think so—Jojo used to crash on VU's couch!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:40am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

whoa. didn't know this came out in 76
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:40am Marcel M:

I just had a SYNKRONIC moment. A friend texted me about Sonic Youth, who famously covered this, of course, just as this came on.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:41am Elias Kirtz:

Good show, Chris M.!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:42am geezerette:

Hey where's the mosh pit...don't throw that bottle at me maaaaaan!!!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:43am βrian:

Brahms' Symphony No. 1 was finished in '76.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:45am geezerette:

haha,wrong '76! :D
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:45am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

try finding out anything about this group on guggle
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:47am Brian C.:

Was waiting for sparks! They seem like Queen with a sense of humor
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:47am P-90:

In 76 Disco was really blowing up, but some kids were already wearing "Death to Disco" t-shirts. And we were starting to hear from Blondie and other bands that would later be called New Wave.
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 10:48am holland oats:

abusey set
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:48am Cecile:

dammit I missed BOC
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:49am geezerette:

weird that punk & disco coexisted,but in seperate universes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:49am Cecile:

Queen are very funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:49am Cecile:

YES
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:50am Cecile:

we had this 8 track
the Wizard from this album is also good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:50am sphere:

for some bands, post-punk was a merger of disco and punk (see Gang of Four).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:50am Brian C.:

Hey! my Pea Picker (see avatar) was stolen in '76. :(
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:51am geezerette:

DIY began in '76ish too
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:52am βrian:

@Brian C: Did you have the wide rear slick option?
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:52am geezerette:

GREAT DAMN SHOW Chris M.!
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:52am lloyd michigan:

Graham Parker must have released an lp in '76.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:52am Dean:

Punk and disco occupied the same galaxies (i.e, record stores) scattered across the universe. Pre-post-punk blend of punk and disco and who knows what: Ian Dury.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 10:53am Ken From Hyde Park:

1976 was primarily Fleetwood Mac vs. ABBA, if I recall correctly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:53am sphere:

i was six years old during 1976. my favorite artists were the Jackson Five and Tony Orlando & Dawn.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:54am Will:

Times may be grim now, but I'm glad it's not 1976.
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:54am Dean:

1976 was the Pistols and the Damned, and a preliminary year of celebration of the Queen's silver jubilee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:55am Brian C.:

@βrian: I don't recall. I do remember it wasn't the 5-speed
  Thu. 4/28/16 10:57am P-90:

Sparks was another band that seemed to cut across taste boundaries; like with Queen, everyone I knew embraced them instantly, regardless of whatever else they were into.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:57am βrian:

Not even 5 speeds? Oy! Do your parents still seek forgiveness?
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:57am geezerette:

studio 54 thing vs cbgb thing
anti-thatcher/reagan thing vs establishment thing
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 10:58am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

My brother had a bike like that with a stick shift, a steering wheel, and a 3 foot sissy bar.
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 10:58am Chris from DC:

Yay, Selda
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 10:59am bobdoesthings:

Ah!! I love this album.. every song is great..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:02am Stepchild:

Oh YASS!
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:02am Polyus:

This song is too damn funky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:03am Cecile:

zombieeeee
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:06am Wendy del Formaggio:

Every time I hear Fela, I think, "I like this music. I should add it to my collection." Then I forget. Is this what old age looks like?
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:06am P-90:

Also there were songs like Donna Summers' "Love to Love You Baby" and The Tubes' "White Punks on Dope" and "What Do You Want from Life?" that had been released in 1975, but were still huge presences in the landscape of 1976. And P-Funk had worked its way from cult status to arena tours by then, the most popular they had ever been. George Clinton and Co. were certainly among the bands that "enabled" bands like Prince's that followed...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:07am Parq:

This was a big number in the Fela bio-musical. In the play, Fela talks about how it was a worldwide monster dance-floor hit. Which is bizarre, considering that the lyrics are incendiary anti-military.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:08am Parq:

Wendy, not exactly. This is what realizing you've already got more titles than you ever listen to looks like. And of course, we're going to head to Brooklyn this weekend and make it even worse.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:08am Chris M.:

i posted a link to an incredible Fela video on the Imaginary Radio facebook page a few weeks back check it out
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:08am Polyus:

left, right, left
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:09am Dean:

Brand X "Unorthodox Behavior," Caravan "Blind Dog at St. Dunstan's," Barclay James Harvest "Octoberon," Picchio dal Pozzo, Starcastle, Novalis "Sommerabend," and...Kansas "Leftoverture"!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:09am Wendy del Formaggio:

I just tuned in. I like the theme! I'll have to go back to the archives later. So much good stuff.
FYI, I was 2 years old in 1976. Some of these songs are ingrained in my DNA or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:09am bobdoesthings:

@chrisM/anyone - can you/someone share this fela video he speaks of.. for those of us not on the book of faces
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:10am Whosondephone:

Yeah baby!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:10am Rev. Turnip Druid:

missed sparks... must now punch self innaface.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:11am Chris M.:

wow i wonder who will win today by getting the 300th comment
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:11am Chris M.:

www.facebook.com...
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 11:12am PKNY:

@bob: here you go --> www.youtube.com...
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:12am Polyus:

Playing guitar in an afrobeat band seems pretty fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:13am bobdoesthings:

@pkny - thanks!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:13am Brian C.:

@βrian: Big brother got the 5-speed Grey Ghost. I had the option of a 5-speed but turned it down, I was trying to save my folks some money, believe it or not. My wife finds my thriftiness irksome to this day
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:14am Mike East:

I played bass with a drummer who played with Fela one time...he was playing along with a recording to rehearse and me and a guitarist friend jammed along. It was exhausting, but an interesting experience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:15am Cecile:

Dazz or Ain't Gonna Hurt nobody by Brick
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:15am Stepchild:

I had the Orange Krate -- also stolen
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:15am Brian C.:

oh dear god, no Kansas! Or else… I will request STYX!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:16am geezerette:

rough to smooth,nice segue
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:18am Cecile:

D.I.V.O.R.C.E. by Billy Connelly
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:20am Brian C.:

"Committed to Parkview" Johnny Cash (one of SM Ken's faves)
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:23am geezerette:

This show is a composite snap of the planet in that year! Chris M.,brilliant! Digging the grand tour.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:24am Chris M.:

thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:26am Marcel M:

Wow wow this Olive is amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 11:27am Ken From Hyde Park:

Our family's '66 Impala was just ten years old in 1976.
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:28am Dean:

Alessi first album (post-Barnaby Bye), "Oh, Lori"
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:28am Wendy del Formaggio:

Chris, can you give us some info on Olive? It'll be a tricky Internet search. Country of origin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:29am Marcel M:

Dude holy shit this song rules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:29am Marcel M:

@Wendy: Japan, I just searched.
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:29am Opal:

this is awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:29am Marcel M:

I'm the internet trickmaster.
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:29am Dean:

https://www.discogs.com/Olive-First-Album/release/4776589
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:30am βrian:

Oil-cured or brined?
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:31am Sem Chumbo:

Stuffed.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:31am Wendy del Formaggio:

Thanks, folks, for the Olive info!
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:32am Dean:

Bob Welch, awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 11:32am Uncle Michael:

I hear Bob Welch.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:35am βrian:

Isn't that some kind of Japanese kink?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:38am Stevel:

Can't believe I've missed most of this show. I must have been drunk, or something.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:41am geezerette:

all wfmu DJs have doctorates in DJ-ology
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:42am Dean:

Well, waddya know? My crystal ball called one of them. "Crystal Ball" was Styx's release for the year, btw.
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:42am P-90:

@Dean: truly weird to remember how into "Leftoverture" everyone was when it came out. I saw that Kansas is booking a big Leftoverture Anniversary Tour, but almost everyone playing in the band now are replacements, so what's the point?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 11:42am Ken From Hyde Park:

In 1976, Jethro Tull was Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll; Too Young to Die.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:43am Cecile:

yes. it. was. :(
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:43am geezerette:

this sounds kinda Zappa
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:43am βrian:

Wikipedia mentions that Wigwam reformed in the 1990s. They're still around, it seems.
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:43am Will:

Picchio dal Pozzo, REALLY awesome! Best LP of 1976!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:44am Mick:

@geezerette - was just going to say that this reminds me that Zoot Allures was released in '76
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:45am geezerette:

@Mick: incredible!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:46am Chris M.:

here we go
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 11:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

I realized the other day that I'm older now than Frank Zappa was when he died. I would love to hear him rip on Donald Trump if he were around today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:48am Cecile:

yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:49am Cecile:

wow, Sunblind Lion were from our neck of the woods. Never heard of them until now.
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:49am Nanker de Tucson:

1976 albums reminds me of then listening to Richard Pryor's classic LP "Bicentennial Nigger". 'Black and White Women', 'Mudbone Goes to Hollywood' were classic comedy by the great one.
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 11:51am V Priceless:

Thanks for the Slade, Chris M!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:51am Cecile:

Noddy needs to have a comeback. He's a great singer.
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:52am P-90:

@Ken FHP: if Zappa were still alive, he might actually be RUNNING against Trump.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:52am slugluv1313:

wonderful show, Chris!
(been listening all morning, but just signing in now)
1976: "This Ain't the Summer of Love" but DEFINITELY the year of MORE COWBELL!!!
and lovely little tongue-firmly-in-cheek misogynistic gems like Sparks' "Throw Her Away and Get a New One" :)
THANK YOU!!!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:53am geezerette:

there's really no "avant garde" anymore,just "cutting edge" which is corporate-speak, co-opted...anytime you hear the phrase,"thinking outside the box",you know that's coming from well inside one.
Avatar    Thu. 4/28/16 11:53am V Priceless:

amen to that, C.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 11:53am Ken From Hyde Park:

@P-90 - Yep. "President Zappa" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:54am đ¢ ÞäŦ:

oh man, yer not gonna play New Rose? One of the greatest songs ever recorded. Welp, you're the boss..
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:54am slugluv1313:

@ geezerette -- oh hell yes you are so right on!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:55am βrian:

Coming up, off the trampled path:

Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie
wfmu.org...
Audio Ardor in the Pleasure Den
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:55am Cliff:

Thanks Chris M.
Zappa for write-in prez!
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:56am Nanker de Tucson:

great job on today's show ; thank you Chris M !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 11:56am Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks, Chris M!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:57am Cecile:

it's not a leading edge, it's more like scattered pockets of real innovation hiding in plain sight.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:57am geezerette:

@sluglv:thanks for that!
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:57am Polyus:

First episode was kinda weak, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 11:58am Mick:

Thanks Chris M for a grand old flag wavin' year!
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:58am geezerette:

@Cecile:hoping yer right but how will they emerge?
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:59am Chris M.:

thanks everybody
  Thu. 4/28/16 11:59am Dean:

In '76 I was at the Capitol Records building early morning record fairs with some regularity.
Avatar Thu. 4/28/16 11:59am Chris M.:

@geezerette: WINNER 300
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/28/16 12:00pm Cecile:

someone will stumble upon them and put them on Instagram. Or someone will find a weird little record and tell their friends. Stuff like that still happens - the internet hasn't completely engulfed the world. Yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/28/16 12:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Congrats, Geezerette! Thanks for the star-spangled show today, Chris M. Maybe there are enough '76 songs for another show later in the year.
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