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Options April 18, 2018: CHRIS STAMEY interview!

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/label owner/arranger/engineer/mixer/musical director/movie producer and now author Chris Stamey has been in the vanguard of independent American music for decades. His new memoir, A Spy In The House Of Loud (University Of Texas Press) largely covers his time in NYC from the mid-'70s to the early '90s. Initially conceived as an annotated songbook, the songs serve as a jumping-off point for a fascinating look at the nascent New York underground music scene, Stamey's time with the legendary dB's, and his ever-improving skills on both sides of the recording studio glass. Chris called in to the show tonight to chat about the book and fill us in on his upcoming book tour readings/performances in our area: Thursday the 19th at McNally Jackson Bookstore in Soho; Friday April 20 at Little City Books in Hoboken; and Saturday April 21 at Rough Trade NYC in Williamsburg. (Visit chrisstamey.com for info on events in North Carolina and Los Angeles)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
sneakers  condition red   Options s/t ep  omnivore  2014  orig 1976, 10" reissue    0:00:00 ()
chris stamey  the summer sun   Options 7"  ork  1977      0:02:28 ()
television  little johnny jewel (part 1)   Options 7"  ork  1975      0:05:31 ()
the db's  soul kiss (part 1)   Options 7"  shake        0:09:16 ()
the db's  soul kiss (part 2)   Options 7"          0:11:27 ()
 
the db's  ask for jill   Options repercussion  albion        0:18:28 ()
the db's  dynamite   Options stands for decibels  albion        0:20:40 ()
the db's  i read new york rocker   Options ride the wild tom tom      rhino    0:23:08 ()
the db's  far away and long ago   Options falling off the sky  bar/none        0:24:06 ()
chris stamey  excitement   Options instant excitement ep  coyote        0:27:25 ()
 
chris stamey  chat with efd   Options           0:32:45 ()
 
chris stamey experience  mccauley street (let's go downtown)   Options a question of temperature  yep roc  2004      1:02:00 ()
chris stamey  the seduction   Options it's alright  a&m/coyote  1987      1:12:07 ()
the db's  cycles per second   Options stands for decibels  albion  1981      1:15:52 ()
sneakers  what i dig   Options nonsequitur of silence  collectors choice        1:19:03 ()
 
cindy wilson  stand back time   Options change  kill rock stars      *   1:25:59 ()
slut magic  adult situations   Options in my mouth  laruicci records      *   1:30:10 ()
martin hannett & steve hopkins  scandinavian wastes   Options 7"  finders keepers    orig 1982, new 7"  *   1:33:55 ()
shame  concrete   Options songs of praise  dead oceans      *   1:37:31 ()
professor and the madman  machines   Options disintegrate me  fullertone    members of the Adolescents, Damned, Eddie & the Hot Rods  *   1:41:04 ()
 
dream syndicate  recurring (steve's dream)   Options how we found ourselves... everywhere!  epitaph/anti-      *   1:51:16 ()
wand  white cat   Options plum  drag city      *   1:55:49 ()
benzoil  dadadatada   Options s/t  fuzzy warbles      *   2:00:09 ()
ruby karinto  chikotan   Options s/t  hozac      *   2:02:51 ()
the why oh whys  hoochie   Options s/t  beluga      *   2:06:42 ()
 
ride  catch you dreaming   Options tomorrow's shore        *   2:20:22 ()
biddu orchestra  aranjuez mon amour   Options blue eyed soul  columbia  1975      2:26:24 ()
the undertones  you've got my number (why don't you use it)?   Options s/t  salvo    cd reissue with bonus tracks    2:30:30 ()
the elvis brothers  hidden in a heartbeat   Options movin' up  portrait  1983      2:32:51 ()
guided by voices  see my field   Options space gun  gbv      *   2:36:03 ()
 
dany laj & the looks  left right to one   Options digital single          2:45:55 ()
the britemores  here i stand   Options 7"  jett plastic      *   2:48:57 ()
the number ones  you're so happy i could cry   Options another side of the number ones  sorry state      *   2:51:35 ()
ramones  i just want to have something to do   Options road to ruin  sire  1978      2:54:41 ()
color tv  paroxeteens   Options 7"  neck chop      *   2:57:12 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 9:04pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Hey, hey!
  Wed. 4/18/18 9:08pm judy from croton:

Too good. Too good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 9:10pm listener 126464:

Dream Syndicate/Richard Lloyd and band at Hoboken Music/Arts fest 5/6
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 9:20pm Uncle Michael:

Hey, hi.
  Wed. 4/18/18 9:21pm JayD:

In all my 45 years, I’ve never heard a song with my name in it. Thank you! xoJill
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 9:24pm listener 126464:

saw Chris in north carolina last fall as part of Alejandro Escovedo's band
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 9:25pm listener 126464:

Mitch Easter too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 9:30pm Irwin:

That Chris Stamey isn't in the R&R Hall of Fame is one more reason why it's a bogus shrine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 9:30pm efd:

the master is on the phone

:: exhales ::
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 9:31pm Julie M:

Yay, cool!
  Wed. 4/18/18 9:31pm john:

Of course he is....dog just started demanding her last walk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 10:05pm Philthy woman:

nice connections. Only coming in on the tail end but I'll have to check the rest of the show out on archives. Thanks Evan FD
  Wed. 4/18/18 10:07pm Adam West Coaster:

This show is never less than excellent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 10:07pm efd:

thank you! Hopefully I didn't sound as nervous as I was!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 10:08pm listener 126464:

Thanks DJ!
  Wed. 4/18/18 10:09pm judy from croton:

Oh fantastic yo la and chris. Really hits it
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 10:09pm Julie M:

You did great, efd! Loved it.
  Wed. 4/18/18 10:10pm Adam West Coaster:

There’s more than one way to get a cat to talk, as they say. Or something barely proximate to that. Haha.
  Wed. 4/18/18 10:11pm arrow apple:

excellent
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 10:16pm efd:

thanks everyone! glad you enjoyed the interview/are enjoying the show.
  Wed. 4/18/18 10:18pm herb.nyc:

v much enjoyed the interview! I be at McNally tomw. Let's buy the film rights. (And have Peter H play Chris S??)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 10:22pm Irwin:

Always thought Chris sounded like a born-too-late Everly brother.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 10:24pm Kat in Chicago:

Much enjoyed the interview, and whoa that McCauley Street song is really something.
  Wed. 4/18/18 10:24pm KP in DC:

Hello, Evan
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 10:30pm efd:

hi KP, hi all! Kat, it is indeed.

@irwin I can definitely hear that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 10:39pm Drunken Creep:

Loved that instrumental track from martin hannett & steve hopkins, very uplifting
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 10:39pm brycepunk1:

Evan, you're killing it tonight! Love this!
  Wed. 4/18/18 10:43pm Stevel:

Nice interview. Might be my next music book. I'm basically musical literate, but not much of a musician up to now. Still, I'm interested in learning more about his take on the musical evolutions of the time. Might be an interesting follow to From the Velvets To the Voidoids.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 10:52pm Drunken Creep:

That unintended 7' speed was good move. I know of at least two ears that appreciated hearing it at that speed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 10:53pm efd:

@Stevel I think you'd like it a lot, especially if you have that foundation.
@DrunkenCreep I'm with you, I don't think I'll like it as much when I listen to it at 33.
  Wed. 4/18/18 11:06pm Stevel:

V to V and CS's book are fascinating, focusing on the musical development, not so much the infamy (which is always a blast to read about!)

That's not a good sentence, but it's late and I may be under an influence.
  Wed. 4/18/18 11:10pm Stevel:

Looks like there's some cool write ups about CS. This one looks worth a read. It's from a Durham/Chapel Hill outlet.

https://m.indyweek.com/indyweek/at-57-chris-stamey-remains-one-of-the-triangles-most-active-musicians/Content?oid=3054533
  Wed. 4/18/18 11:15pm Stevel:

This one is a bit more straight up and down writing, but it definitely sounds like folks like to claim CS,dbs, etc.

From NJ.com

https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2018/04/eighties_icon_chris_stamey_returns_to_hoboken_with.amp
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 11:20pm Aharon:

QTY puts on a good show! As far as I know it's all letters with them. Though they're coy rock kids.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 11:28pm efd:

good to know, thanks Aharon! And thanks for the Stamey stories, Stevel!
  Wed. 4/18/18 11:39pm Derek:

Hi Evan cool show, @ Stevel if CS book is even half as good as as from The VELVETS TO THE VOIDOIDS it should be well well worth the effort, that book is an essential for the interested.
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/18/18 11:55pm 12539:

Thanks, Evan!
  Wed. 4/18/18 11:56pm Stevel:

Probably my favorite Ramones song. Awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 11:57pm efd:

if the accuplaylist is to be believed this is the first time I've played this song on WFMU, which is ridiculous!
  Wed. 4/18/18 11:58pm Stevel:

Perfect album opener. Remember those?
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