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Options December 27, 2017: BEST OF THE BEST! Nothing but (my personal) #1 hits from 2007-2016!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
sneakers  what i dig   Options nonsequitur of silence  collector's choice  2007  my #1 reissue of 2007!  0:00:00 (MP3 | )
the fallen leaves  trouble   Options 7"  parliament  2007  my #1 single/EP of 2007!  0:02:57 (MP3 | )
the rokes  when the wind arises   Options va-real life permanent dreams: a cornucopia of british psychedelia 1965-70  castle  2007  my #1 various artist compilation of 2007!  0:05:57 (MP3 | )
white hills  love serve remember   Options glitter glamour atrocity  white hills  2007  my #1 album of 2007!  0:09:07 (MP3 | )
 
pylon  driving school   Options gyrate plus  dfa  2008  my #1 reissue of 2008!  0:25:36 (MP3 | )
vermillion sands  mary   Options 7"  rijapov  2008  my #1 single/EP of 2008!  0:27:51 (MP3 | )
carolyn crawford  good and plenty   Options va-conquer the world: the lost soul of philadelphia international records  phila. int'l/legacy  2008  my #1 various artist compilation of 2008!  0:31:32 (MP3 | )
thomas function  relentless machines   Options celebration!  alive  2008  my #1 album of 2008!  0:34:01 (MP3 | )
 
big star  she's a mover (alternate version)   Options keep an eye on the sky  ardent / rhino  2009  my #1 reissue of 2009!  0:41:56 (MP3 | )
bare wires  let down   Options 7"  milk 'n' herpes  2009  my #1 single/EP of 2009!  0:44:59 (MP3 | )
plastic feet  big blond baby   Options va-clap your hands and stamp your feet: 24 nederglam tracks from the early '70s  excelsior  2009  my #1 various artist compilation of 2009!  0:47:30 (MP3 | )
cyclone 60  chocolat   Options instant classic  cyclone 60  2009  my #1 album of 2009!  0:50:38 (MP3 | )
the commoners  love is a carburetor   Options va-idealistic youth: 80s us mod revival vol 1 - california  no label  2010  my #1 various artist compilation of 2010  0:53:56 (MP3 | )
the limiñanas   je ne suis pas tres drogue   Options 7"  trouble in mind  2010  my #1 single/EP of 2010!  0:56:40 (MP3 | )
the endtables  trick or treat   Options s/t  drag city  2010  my #1 reissue of 2010!  0:59:34 (MP3 | )
conspiracy of owls  raving mad   Options s/t  burger  2010  my #1 album of 2010!  1:01:56 (MP3 | )
 
the vagrants  i can't make a friend   Options I can't make a friend 1965-1968  light in the attic  2011  my #1 reissue of 2011!  1:13:29 (MP3 | )
the renegades  thirteen women   Options 7"  norton  2011  my #1 single/EP of 2011! (even though it came out in late 2010)  1:15:54 (MP3 | )
quando quango  love tempo   Options va-fac. dance 02: factory records 12" mixes & rarities 1980-87  strut  2011  my #1 various artist compilation of 2011!  1:19:22 (MP3 | )
the laureates  don't lose your cool   Options spells  funambulist  2011  my #1 album of 2011!  1:27:09 (MP3 | )
 
metz  do you wanna   Options s/t  ossining  2012  my #1 reissue of 2012!  1:34:48 (MP3 | )
jacco gardner   where will you go   Options 7"  trouble in mind  2012  my #1 single/EP of 2012!  1:39:47 (MP3 | )
the beach-nuts  out in the sun (hey-o)   Options va-smash boom bang: the songs and productions of feldman-goldstein-gottehrer  ace  2012  my #1 various artist compilation of 2012!  1:42:59 (MP3 | )
gap dream  leather   Options s/t  burger  2012  my #1 album of 2012!  1:45:41 (MP3 | )
the jook  crazy kids   Options jook rule  sing sing  2013  my #1 reissue of 2013!  1:49:26 (MP3 | )
john foxx & the belbury circle  empty avenues   Options empty avenues cd ep  ghost box  2013  my #1 single/EP of 2013!  1:53:56 (MP3 | )
victrola  maritime tatami   Options va-mutazione: italian electronic & new wave underground 1980-1988  strut  2013  my #1 various artist compilation of 2013!  1:57:52 (MP3 | )
free fall  free fall   Options power & volume  nuclear blast  2013  my #1 album of 2013!  2:03:52 (MP3 | )
 
the student teachers  past tense   Options invitation to... the student teachers 1978-1980  nacional  2014  my #1 reissue of 2014!  2:14:35 (MP3 | )
games  little elise   Options 7"  hozac  2014  my #1 single/EP of 2014!  2:17:43 (MP3 | )
king sporty & the root rockers  get on down   Options va-horse meat disco iv  strut  2014  my #1 various artist compilation of 2014!  2:20:53 (MP3 | )
the paul & john  brickland   Options inner sunset  mystery lawn  2014  my #1 album of 2014!  2:27:34 (MP3 | )
 
cerrone  look for love   Options best of cerrone productions  because  2015  my #1 reissue of 2015!  2:34:51 (MP3 | )
eyelids  bound to let you down   Options s/t ep  jealous butcher/schizophonic  2015  my #1 single/EP of 2015!  2:39:01 (MP3 | )
the revelons  the way (you touch my hand)   Options va-ork records: new york, new york  numero group  2015  my #1 various artist compilation of 2015!  2:42:11 (MP3 | )
john krautner  northwood   Options fun with gum vol. 1  burger  2015  my #1 album of 2015!  2:45:04 (MP3 | )
rexy  perfect day   Options running out of time  lucky number  2016  my #1 reissue of 2016!  2:47:33 (MP3 | )
the jeanies  ami lee   Options 7"  hozac  2016  my #1 single/EP of 2016!  2:50:21 (MP3 | )
instant automatons  new muzak   Options va-close to the noise floor: formative uk electronica 1975-1984  cherry red  2016  my #1 various artist compilation of 2016!  2:53:47 (MP3 | )
ultimate painting   monday morning, somewhere central   Options dusk  trouble in mind  2016  my #1 album of 2016!  2:55:40 (MP3 | )
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:02pm ron in S FL:

Hey Evan, happy days!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:02pm fleep:

You made it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:04pm efd:

I did indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:04pm listener 126464:

saw chris as part of alejandro escovedos' band couple months ago
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:06pm Cooh John:

Bring on the best. Sounds great.
  Wed. 12/27/17 9:09pm li'l funk:

You jet-setter, you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:10pm efd:

hope you're enjoying another night in Fla, li'l funk!
  Wed. 12/27/17 9:12pm Danne D:

Woooooo EFD FOR THE WIN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:15pm efd:

yay me!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:17pm Kat in Chicago:

Great show idea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:18pm Mailman Tom:

Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:25pm efd:

thanks Kat! And hi there everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:26pm Scraps:

Awesome!! I like Pylon's second album Chomp even better
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:26pm listener 126464:

gang of four/pylon was a good double bill
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:27pm Scraps:

i hop hop hop hop to every pylon song
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:27pm Uncle Michael:

Is Pylon singing "Bingo! Fleagle! Drooper! Snork!"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:31pm efd:

No lyric sheet, UM, so I'm not sure ;)
@Scraps Chomp is also great but Gyrate has the edge for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:32pm Scraps:

This band called Vermillion Sands was the third of that name (J.G. Ballard reference), and the first to get the spelling wrong (there's only one l in vermilion)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:33pm Kat in Chicago:

I like Chain (Pylon's 3rd LP) a lot too, definitely a different energy from the first two though
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:34pm Figgsrock:

Oh wow, this Carolyn Crawford song is fantastic. Gotta see if this comp is still in print.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:34pm efd:

that explains the squiggly red underline when I was typing it into the playlist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:35pm Scraps:

Maybe because I had Chomp first, that's why I preferred it to Gyrate (which is very good)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:35pm Scraps:

:-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:37pm Scraps:

when i was a work-people, i was a copyeditor/proofreader
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:38pm Scraps:

since my stroke, my proofreading brain isn't so automatic.... at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:39pm Kat in Chicago:

@Scraps :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:39pm Scraps:

i haven't heard this power pop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:40pm Mailman Tom:

Vermillion Sands. Good song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 9:43pm listener 126464:

11
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:45pm JakeGould:

HEY EFD! SOUNDING GOOD!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:45pm Scraps:

wow, rateyourmusic doesn't have Keep an Eye on the Sky. I hadn't heard of it, so I wanted to look it up.... next, discogs
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:47pm Scraps:

oh never mind, they have got it under "albums" under "archival". sheesh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:47pm Scraps:

not, say, Compilations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:47pm efd:

too many categories!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:48pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Milk 'n Herpes. Nice combo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:48pm Scraps:

yep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 9:59pm Scraps:

waitaminit, you said "reissue" was for single bands!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:00pm Scraps:

:-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:01pm efd:

yeah I messed up! Good catch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:02pm Scraps:

aw. didn't wanna.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:03pm efd:

I had already realized it when I was cueing up the Endtables album
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:04pm Scraps:

those damned turntables!
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:11pm All out Scott:

Turntable bites can be pretty nasty ya know
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:16pm Steve B._Parsippany_NJ:

Saw Mountain live years ago. Leslie West broke at least two guitar strings and continued to wail on. Awesome show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:18pm I am the Upsetter:

This renegades track is cooking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:19pm Cooh John:

Fortunate to have seen Mountain as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:22pm Scraps:

Looking at the Big Star collection -- and this is not a Gotcha moment, I'm just curious -- most of the songs aren't reissues (if any are, I'm not sure); I =think= they are released for the first time. Did anyone object (in 2009)? or could "reissues" stand for old stuff, even if released new?

You don't have to answer this obnoxious question!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:23pm JakeGould:

Quando Quando!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:24pm Kat in Chicago:

Used to get me on the dancefloor every time, and still does when I hear it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:25pm efd:

@Scraps I'll just say that I've been known to be a little loose with my categorization, deliberately or otherwise! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:31pm Scraps:

very good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:33pm JakeGould:

I meant to say Quango… :/
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:34pm Kat in Chicago:

Haha EFD, I thought I'd recalled you playing "Thirteen Women" obsessively for a while there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:36pm efd:

oh yes, absolutely!!
Avatar Wed. 12/27/17 10:39pm Mister Dobalina:

Renegades video was pretty awesome, thanks for sharing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:39pm efd:

happy to spread the word on that one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:39pm JakeGould:

I guess a number one EFD hit might be, “Thirteen Women with a Bedazzler”

*ducks*
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:40pm Kat in Chicago:

That could lead to an awful lot of embellished denim
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:40pm Scraps:

boy there are a lot of bands with duplicate names, especially not very well known bands. Look at RateYourMusic for any simple band names, and you'll find several.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:41pm Kat in Chicago:

Yayyyy Jacco Gardner!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:42pm Scraps:

there are at least three bands names Metz. One of them spells it with all caps
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:43pm efd:

yeah I miss this dude!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:43pm Scraps:

one of them is from Denmark. :-)
  Wed. 12/27/17 10:44pm herb.nyc:

Jacco Gardner, the Laureates- great songs by them. Et les autres.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:45pm Kat in Chicago:

Yeah what happened to Jacco?
  Wed. 12/27/17 10:45pm Doctor B.:

Last time I heard this song it was on am AM radio...a long time ago...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:45pm efd:

I gotta look him up and see, really not sure
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:48pm Scraps:

he had a second album, Hypnophobia, in 2015. I haven't seen it (and I have his first album)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:48pm Kat in Chicago:

I'm not finding anything after 2015
  Wed. 12/27/17 10:48pm herb.nyc:

re "thirteen women", my lady friend was w me and when she heard it 3x in a row one night, she screamed. "3 diff versions", sez Evan's esteemed counsel. Judge ruled in his favor. High five!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:48pm Scraps:

Jacco Gardner, I mean
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:49pm Kat in Chicago:

OMG I remember that three-fer, herb.nyc. Wasn't sure how long I'd been an EFD listener but it's apparently been at least that long.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:52pm Scraps:

Gardner had one song, "Lazy Old Sun" from a Kinks tribute, specifically =Something Else= album tribute (!), in 2017.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:52pm efd:

I believe that was the night I was presenting the compleat history of "Thirteen Women." :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 10:53pm medson:

hey efd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 10:57pm efd:

hiya medson!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:02pm medson:

tuned in very late tonight.
playlist looks great, cant wait to hear the archive tomorrow : )
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:06pm George P.:

#1 single of the 1889:
Emile Berliner's Der Handschuh

https://gizmodo.com/5922410/this-is-the-oldest-vinyl-album-in-the-history-of-the-world
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:06pm efd:

thanks, happy to see you regardless of how late it is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:06pm efd:

Before I started on WFMU, George P! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:07pm Kat in Chicago:

Wonder what that goes for on Discogs
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:08pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I wonder what the Old Codger thinks of Emile Berliner and his album.
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:08pm herb.nyc:

My friend says "Evan must mean The Repeat History of 'thirteen women' ".
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:09pm George P.:

True! Reissue, maybe?

Overheard: "I was into Emile Berliner in 1888, before he sold out."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:09pm Kat in Chicago:

That Gizmodo article is actually fascinating
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:14pm Kat in Chicago:

I saw Jacco live in Chicago (great show, great band) and talked to him for a minute. He was very young at the time, if I recall correctly. Could've gone back to school or started a family or something. That first LP was so good though!
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:21pm Eric Hat:

California Girls rip?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:23pm efd:

let's say "influence"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:23pm Kat in Chicago:

Lotta love for the Strut comps here
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:24pm efd:

I was just noticing that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:25pm efd:

this is the last one tonight though
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:25pm Eric Hat:

True. I’m sure it probably wasn’t done maliciously, but that melody in the first line of the verse is pretty much note for note...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:32pm Scraps:

i think, reading up on them, that Free Fall's 2013 album was not s/t, but was called Power & Volume
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:37pm Mike Sin:

Loving this show from top to bottom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:37pm efd:

correct! I actually had it correctly in my notes, but got caught up in wanting the triple-play of band name/song name/album name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:38pm efd:

hey Mike, very happy to see you here. Appreciate you checking in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:45pm Scraps:

and by the way, there are MANY Free Fall bands (or Freefall) (to refer back to conversation). It made them hard to look up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:46pm Kat in Chicago:

Ah, I was wondering if anything Numero would make an appearance
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:48pm Eric Hat:

Awesome show tonight, Evan. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:49pm efd:

thank you Eric!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:50pm Scraps:

"running out of time" at 8:45!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:52pm efd:

sadly I think the needle on TT1 is on its last legs.
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:53pm blackwings666:

Hey Evan, Do you like JEX THOTH?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:53pm efd:

and yes, "running out of time" is definitely apropos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Nice show, efd. You should do this again in 2027.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/27/17 11:55pm medson:

Damn if im not a sucker for that glam sound
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:55pm Ignore Function:

Good show, EFD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/27/17 11:58pm efd:

thanks everyone! Back next week with the Best of 2017!
  Wed. 12/27/17 11:58pm blackwings666:

Hey Evan--long time listener first time commenting on your show. Always enjoy the music. Was wondering if you ever heard Jex Thoth.
  Thu. 12/28/17 12:01am PNW THC:

i'm really digging tonight's set!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/28/17 12:01am Kat in Chicago:

HNY EFD!
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