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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.

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Options July 12, 2017: break the all-star break

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
montrose  20 flight rock   Options warner bros. presents montrose  warner bros  1975      0:00:00 ()
robert gordon  the way i walk   Options fresh fish special  private stock  1978      0:03:14 ()
cast  alright   Options all change  polydor  1995      0:05:35 ()
peter perrett  hard to say no   Options how the west was won  domino    from The Only Ones!  *   0:08:54 ()
darren burn  summertime time   Options 7"  emi  1973      0:12:17 ()
jimmy bee  vida blue pt. 1   Options va-golden state funk  bgp        0:14:54 ()
babe ruth  jack o'lantern   Options s/t  harvest  1975      0:18:30 ()
3rd bass  sons of 3rd bass   Options the cactus album  def jam  1989      0:21:50 ()
 
tug mcgraw with peter nero and the philly pops  casey at the bat   Options tug mcgraw narrates casey at the bat  ruth  1980      0:34:40 ()
"love bug" starski  you've gotta believe   Options 7"  fever  1983  I know, I know, the Tug McGraw slogan was YOU gotta believe, but close enough!    0:46:42 ()
dwight gooden featuring the mcl rap machine  dr. k (short version)   Options 12"  vine st  1986      0:50:52 ()
claire hammill  baseball blues   Options 7"  island  1972      0:54:35 ()
lisa bastoni  halfway to michigan   Options the wishing hour  self-released  2017  backed up by Red Sox organist (and part-time Baseball Project member) Josh Kantor    0:57:56 ()
 
sunshine and the rain  take me out again   Options in the darkness of my night  ernest jenning record co.      *   1:05:36 ()
leather girls  jeff   Options s/t  yippee ki yay      *   1:09:06 ()
less art  diana the huntress   Options strangled light  gilead media      *   1:12:32 ()
mutoid man  kiss of death   Options war moans  sargent house      *   1:15:47 ()
control freaks  she lied   Options mindless entertainment  slovenly      *   1:19:17 ()
 
male gaze  pale gaze   Options miss taken  castle face      *   1:29:46 ()
spectre folk  action ray   Options vol. 4  vampire blues      *   1:33:44 ()
ultimate painting   who is your next target?   Options dusk  trouble in mind  2016  playing live on the show next week! And opening for Yo La Tengo at Central Park Summerstage next Monday night the 17th!    1:38:23 ()
tv dinner education  external borders   Options 7"  8tta 7uor      *   1:42:14 ()
kas product  electric   Options black & noir  soul jazz    new CD reissue, 1980ish  *   1:46:41 ()
 
blondie  long time   Options pollinator  bmg      *   2:00:33 ()
fotomaker  where have you been all my life   Options s/t  atlantic  1978      2:05:18 ()
duncan reid & the big heads  hey frank sinatra   Options bombs away  little big head      *   2:09:08 ()
ouida & the numbers  runaway   Options 7"  ua  1980  produced by Hugh Cornwell!    2:12:12 ()
unknown  temptation eyes   Options stimulus progression number two  muzak        2:14:52 ()
pierre henry/michel colombier  psyche rock (the invisible mix)   Options metamorphose: messe pour les temps present  ffrr    remixed by William Orbit; RIP Pierre Henry, and shout-out to Terre T for making this song a regular part of the WFMU soundscape for years.    2:17:42 ()
 
lost balloons  hey summer   Options hey summer  dirtnap      *   2:34:15 ()
clinic  tape for jase   Options split 7" with sex swing  god unknown      *   2:37:45 ()
flying  marilyn   Options 12"  dark entries    orig 1985, new 12" reissue  *   2:40:48 ()
the mckinleys  sweet and tender romance   Options va-marylebone beat girls 1964-1967  ace      *   2:47:12 ()
bye bye blackbirds  earl grey kisses   Options take out the poison  bye bye blackbirds recordings      *   2:49:20 ()
chastity belt  it's obvious   Options i used to spend so much time alone  hardly art      *   2:53:02 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:04pm Cooh John:

Always good to start with the 70's. Hello efd and fellow funkphiles.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:04pm fleep:

Twangy reverby greetings.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:05pm medson:

Hey all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Got me thinkin' of the 'Rockin' Bones' 1950s 'Punk' comp.
Cast! Produced by John Entwistle?
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:06pm Cooh John:

Flip, flap, floop; fleep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:14pm efd:

hey there fleep, Cooh John, medson, and RRN63! Thanks for tuning in and commenting!

RRN63, that Cast record was produced by John Leckie.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:16pm john:

Oh man, did I tune in at exactly the right time. Who ya dig?
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:16pm Michael from the Left Coast:

damn, I missed Montrose!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:20pm Andrew Waterloo:

Babe Ruth!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:21pm Cooh John:

and Vida Blue. Baseball theme?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@efd: Oh Thx! They had some association I'll have to websearch - his studio or something...
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:23pm medson:

Something is brewing eh efd
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:23pm fleep:

Put it this way: welcome to Mudville.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:24pm Cooh John:

Let's see how deep the roster goes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:24pm efd:

this is all building up to El Mas Grande Exito De Beisbol at the bottom of the hour!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:25pm chris_in_space:

What up to all Funky Bonus Babies out there tonight, and a special hey-oh to any Blue Jays fans out there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...interwebz say: ...'‘The Who’s’ bassist, John Entwistle, came to play a hugely significant role in Cast’s success giving the band a real boost of encouragement; a friendship was struck and the band begun to record at John’s studio. ‘All Change’ was produced by the legendary John Leckie, the man behind ‘The Stone Roses’ debut, whose credits include ‘Radiohead’, ‘New Order’ and ‘The Verve’ to name a few'...
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:35pm medson:

Love this.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:36pm Julie M Brooklyn:

What's not to love?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:39pm efd:

if only he'd passed on his musical gifts to his children
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:39pm Carmichael:

Heya Evan. I seem to remember a band called Baseball.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:39pm john:

I'm really impressed with Tug's getting the stress on de-spis-ed right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:41pm efd:

@Carmichael will research that for next year!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:42pm JakeGould:

The doppelgänger of baseball.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:44pm Julie M Brooklyn:

I'm transfixed. Ya gotta believe! Do you think it'll turn out alright?
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:46pm JakeGould:

Has any child in the world ever grown to enjoy baseball because of “Casey at the Bat.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:48pm efd:

I think any that did are dead by now.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:49pm john:

If only Starski had been from Flushing instead of the Bronx...
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:52pm JakeGould:

To be fair, my dad once told me he freaked out a bit at the 1925 “Ben Hur” when he was 10 himself… So heck… Who knows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:52pm medson:

these songs really tie the room together, do they not?
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:55pm Carmichael:

That Len Dykstra interview was something else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:57pm efd:

That it was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good evening, efd and funkaloids!
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:00pm A.T.F.:

Hamill no relation to peter...that clarie is..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:03pm medson:

Hello Ken
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:04pm Drunken Creep:

Just tuning in, sounding great. I'm always a sucker for baseball themed music.
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:05pm Michael from the Left Coast:

maybe he should have said Dimaggio
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:06pm medson:

I think I saw them in Iris Records a few months back
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:07pm medson:

shopping not performing
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:07pm Switchblade Batman:

Great track @EFD, I've been playing this one on repeat for a little bit now
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:12pm efd:

hey Switchblade B! Yeah, it's a good one!
medson,would make sense since I think they live in the vicinity.

Belated greets Julie, Ken fHP, Michael ftLC, A.T.F., Drunken Creep (no offense), Jake Gould, chris_in_space, john, and all the rest of y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:26pm Ike:

Motherflunker?
Motorfloater?
Monkeyflipper?
Motherflimflam?
Muddy Frumpy?
Meemaw Frankfurter?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:30pm medson:

@efd thanks again the Electric Six was an awesome time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:32pm efd:

oh cool, glad you enjoyed it! Unfortunately I couldn't make it, hopefully next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:42pm medson:

Mad Max should be fun as well. Looking forward to that
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:43pm Ike:

I have had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:44pm chris_in_space:

Ultimate Painting's Dusk LP is yet another album I've purchased through hearing on this show. The live set next week should be drippin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:44pm efd:

@Ike Yippee Ki Yay Matar Paneer
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Irwin is a fan of this Blondie album, as am I.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:06pm Cooh John:

Add me to the list, KfHP.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:07pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Debbie Harry is the undisputed queen of rock 'n roll. Am I exaggerating?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:08pm medson:

Bob Gruen captured some amazing images of Debbie.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:10pm chris_in_space:

@Julie if the title is undisputed, there is no room for debate. Amirite?
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:13pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Well, I get carried away, Chris. Do you have a contender?
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:18pm chris_in_space:

OMG Terre's old bed track
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:18pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Oh, goody! Terre T on the mic break!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:22pm chris_in_space:

@Julie, I don't know about any queen of rock n roll, but hearing this tune reminds me of the queen of rock on the dial, and I nominate Terre T.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:25pm Julie M Brooklyn:

OK! Terre T does rule, after all. Thanks, Evan, for a good show, I'm gonna slide off to sleepy town on this track.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:27pm Drunken Creep:

Great show tonight, I'm enjoying the journey from baseball into the unknown
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:27pm Switchblade Batman:

Good news everyone!!

I knew I recognized this, it's the song Futurama is based on.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:28pm JakeGould:

Yippe kai yay, market farmer.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:29pm herb.nyc:

Checking in, back from Royal Headache free show (RSVP was f'd but friend had VIP for us, whew). The Fotomaker song was real cool as we were over the w'burg bridge.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:38pm Peter Ora:

Please come back Terre T!!!
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:51pm sara:

that was a good one
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the good programming tonight, Evan. Have a good week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:59pm medson:

Good night kiddies. Thanks efd
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:59pm chris_in_space:

thanks @efd, and funksteria. Good times tonight, as always.
  Fri. 7/14/17 1:02am John from CDA:

I miss you, Terre!
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