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Options September 5, 2016: You'd better work.

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Artist Track Album Label New Approx. start time
PJ Harvey  Working for the Man   Options To Bring You My Love  Island    0:00:00 ()
Mariane Faithfull  Working Class Hero   Options Broken English  Island    0:04:18 ()
Public Image Ltd.  Careering   Options Peel Session EP  EMI    0:08:53 ()
Stevie Wonder  Living for the City   Options Innervisions  Tamla / Motown    0:16:25 ()
Warren Zevon  The Factory   Options Sentimental Hygiene  Virgin    0:23:47 ()
The Jam  Just Who Is the Five O'Clock Hero   Options The Gift (Deluxe Edition)  Polydor    0:26:27 ()
The Vogues  Five O'Clock World   Options You're the One:The Best of the Vogues  Varese Sarabande    0:28:55 ()
 
The Pernice Brothers  Working Girls (Sunlight Shines)   Options The World Won't End  Ashmont    0:34:56 ()
The Rolling Stones  Salt of the Earth   Options Beggars Banquet  Abkco    0:38:05 ()
Lee Dorsey  Gotta Find a Job   Options The New Lee Dorsey  Sundazed    0:43:05 ()
Ramones  It's Not My Place (In the 9 to 5 World)   Options Pleasant Dreams  Rhino     0:45:13 ()
Belle & Sebastian  Step into My Office, Baby   Options Dear Catastrophe Waitress  Rough Trade    0:48:26 ()
Lou Reed and John Cale  Work   Options Songs for Drella  Sire    0:52:38 ()
 
The Clean  Factory Man   Options Mister Pop  Merge    1:07:20 ()
Dolly Parton  9 to 5   Options I Will Always Love You: The Essential Dolly Parton  RCA    1:09:43 ()
Randy Newman  Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)   Options Good Old Boys  Reprise    1:12:13 ()
The Specials  Maggie's Farm   Options The Singles Collection  Chrysalis    1:15:06 ()
Chumbawumba  That's How Grateful We Are   Options Slap!  Agit-Prop    1:18:56 ()
Gang of Four  Capital (It Fails Us Now)   Options Solid Gold & Another Day / Another Dollar  Infinite Zero    1:24:50 ()
Kraftwerk  The Robots   Options The Man-Machine  Astralwerks    1:28:55 ()
Sonic Youth  Swimsuit Issue   Options Dirty  DGC    1:35:09 ()
Nina Simone  Work Song   Options Bad Habits      1:38:34 ()
 
Loretta Lynn  Coal Miner's Daughter   Options Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection  MCA    1:49:24 ()
Reggie Hall  Work   Options Don't Be No Square: Get Hip to Quezerque  Night Train    1:52:13 ()
Billy Bragg  Which Side Are You On?   Options Back to Basics  Elektra / Asylum    1:54:39 ()
Leadbelly   John Henry   Options Shout On: The Leadbelly Legacy Vol. 3  Smithsonian Folkways    1:57:34 ()
Guida  Working Class Man   Options Speaks Evil  Burning Heart  *   2:00:32 ()
Pavement  Unfair   Options Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain  Matador    2:04:16 ()
 
Pulp  Last Day of the Miner's Strike   Options Hits  Island    2:10:09 ()
Van and Schenck  Ain't We Got Fun?   Options The Romantic Age of the 1920s      2:15:36 ()
Billy Bragg  The Internationale   Options       2:18:53 ()
R.E.M.  Finest Worksong   Options Document  IRS    2:22:33 ()
 
Gwen Guthrie  Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent   Options Number 1s: Dance      2:29:21 ()
Donna Summer  She Works Hard for the Money   Options She Works Hard for the Money  Mercury    2:36:13 ()
Marva Whitney & James Brown  You Got to Have a Job (If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat)   Options James Brown's Original Funky Divas  Polygram    2:41:57 ()
Devo  Working in the Coal Mine   Options Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology      2:45:43 ()
The Chameleons  View from a Hill   Options The Radio 1 Evening Show Sessions  Dutch East India Trading / Strange Fruit    2:48:55 ()
Chumbawumba  Ulrike   Options Slap!  Agit-Prop    2:54:17 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 12:10am mariano:

Hi Therese and everyone -- Happy Labor Day, glad to be here witchoos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

Ah so, Therese. You're switching from lead-off to clean-up with the new schedule. Jumping to the opposite corner of the grid. I hope that all works out well.
  Mon. 9/5/16 12:12am famous original italianicewolf:

Hiya
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:12am JakeGould:

Ahh! Labor! Day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 12:13am Therese:

Hi everyone!
  Mon. 9/5/16 12:20am P-90:

Hi Therese! Thanks for helping with the "back-to-school blues"! Stevie an interesting choice here...
  Mon. 9/5/16 12:21am P-90:

Just enough
Just enough
Just enough
  Mon. 9/5/16 12:25am zenkoan:

Next up: "Work Bitch" by Britney Spears. I dare ya, Therese. : )
Or, more seriously: "Work To Do" by the Isley Bros?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:28am Ken From Hyde Park:

I hope "Working at the Factory" by The Kinks comes on at some point today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 12:29am mariano:

This is a perfect theme, I'm working right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:30am Fuzzy:

Ha -- I tried using Google-fu to see if anyone played this Vogues tune yet this weekend -- answered my question!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 12:32am mariano:

Even the background music is on-point!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:32am Fuzzy:

Even the bed music is appropriate!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:32am Fuzzy:

Jinx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:34am JakeGould:

I’m going to drink rosé in white jeans any time of the year I want to.
Avatar Mon. 9/5/16 12:34am Rod Holcomb:

I always work on labor day. That's how I get ahead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:35am ! I X Key !:

!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:35am ! I X Key !:

Good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:35am ! I X Key !:

(o:
Avatar Mon. 9/5/16 12:36am Rod Holcomb:

Good Morning IX Key, Thanks for stopping by.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:36am ! I X Key !:

!! Happy Labor Day (o: (o:
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:37am ! I X Key !:

I scare Hermine
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 12:39am mariano:

I don't want to go on record endorsing Huey Lewis, but there is "Workin' for a Livin'"...
  Mon. 9/5/16 12:40am zenkoan:

Would also genuinely love to hear "She Works Hard For Her Money" by the immortal Donna Summer, if the labor theme is continuing....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:44am JakeGould:

Didn’t Lee Dorsey own a car place? Like a repair or oil/lube place? That seems like a decent job.
  Mon. 9/5/16 12:47am P-90:

Lee Dorsey: another of those underrated artists. And did he really wind up with a car dealership? Or was it someone with a similar name?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:48am JakeGould:

“He retired from boxing in 1955 and returned to New Orleans, where he opened an auto repair business as well as singing in clubs at night.” en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 12:49am mariano:

Lee Dorsey was/is a pretty big name in the New Orleans music scene, "Give It Up" is one of my all-time faves. Didn't know about the car place though, cool bit of trivia! Hey, what about Dolly Parton's "9 to 5"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 12:51am mariano:

Was about to say, we need more positive songs about workplace sexual harassment ;) (Kidding, not being a scold!).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 12:56am Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm guessing there are enough Johnny Cash songs to fill out an entire set with this theme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 1:03am JakeGould:

I once was let go from a summer job and as I exited the manger’s office, Ray Charle’s “Hit the Road Jack” came on. Thanks CBS-FM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 1:11am mariano:

OHHHHH, SHEEEE-IT!!! DOLLY!!!
  Mon. 9/5/16 1:12am phat:

bug smile hete
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 1:13am JakeGould:

Morrissey was once looking for a job and then he found a job. Was that connected to the Mr. Shankly situation? Or was that the Christmas cards for the mentally ill situation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 1:14am mariano:

I didn't realize that he wrote poetry...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 1:18am Fuzzy:

You grow up and you calm down...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 1:22am mariano:

So much Chumbawamba could be used... "I'm the boss of the factory, and I've got hunger working for me..."
  Mon. 9/5/16 1:35am Cooh John:

Awesome playlist. One for the ages.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 1:36am mariano:

Was about to say, that was "100%"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 1:37am JakeGould:

50 years ago today exactly, “The Prisoner” began filming. Talk about crazy job exit scenarios! www.bbc.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 1:38am mariano:

This song dedicated to Roger Ailes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 1:43am ! I X Key !:

! The labor of RPFers goes mostly unrewarded )o=
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 1:44am mariano:

Oh cool, Jake, will have to revisit the series, it's been a while. Looks like it's on YouTube too.
  Mon. 9/5/16 1:49am JimmyfromKearny:

"Don't Forget Your Shovel If You're Going to Go to Work" Christy Moore
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 1:50am JakeGould:

*cough* John Handy “Hard Work” *cough*
  Mon. 9/5/16 1:53am JimmyfromKearny:

There's an actual legal periodical that labor lawyer's used to get called "The Black Lung Reporter"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 1:55am Fuzzy:

There are many work-themed songs that, if I were to suggest them here, would bring the wrath of the 'FMU Gods down upon me. Might even be forced to turn in my t-shirt and stickers!
Avatar Mon. 9/5/16 2:07am BrassKnuckles:

Sweet. I don't think I've ever heard Pavement played on this station which is kind of weird.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 2:09am JakeGould:

Pavement gets played on WFMU. Also, *cough* “Forklift” *cough*
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 2:14am Fuzzy:

My boss yelled. He's dead to me now.
  Mon. 9/5/16 2:22am JimmyfromKearny:

Yes! The Internationale. Thank you Therese!
Avatar Mon. 9/5/16 2:48am Rod Holcomb:

This show gets better and better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/5/16 2:51am JakeGould:

A quality show is hard work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/5/16 2:58am mariano:

Thanks as always Therese, and good night everyone!
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