Options New York Underground with Ray Boogie: Playlist from February 26, 2021 Options

NY-bred, Jamaican-born Ray Boogie takes you on a trip back to the days of The Gallery, Paradise Garage, Danceteria, Mudd Club, and The Loft. You’ll hear some pre-disco and underground-inspired grooves ranging from funk, reggae, post-punk, new wave and more. Fasten your seat belts, we’re headed to deep New York Underground!!!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
Nina Hagen  New York, New York   Options   Columbia Records  1983  12"  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Kurtis Blow  AJ Scratch   Options   Mercury Records  1984  12"  0:05:21 (Pop‑up)
Boys Don't Cry  I Wanna Be A Cowboy   Options   Profile Records  1985  12"  0:11:05 (Pop‑up)
Pet Shop Boys  Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (Dance Mix)   Options   EMI Parlophone  1986  12"  0:18:01 (Pop‑up)
Peter Gabriel  I Don't Remember (Live Version)   Options   Charisma Records  1983  12"  0:24:30 (Pop‑up)
Blondie  Dreaming   Options   Chrysalis Records  1979  12"  0:29:15 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Moore  Time   Options Disco Trek  Atlantic Records  1976  LP  0:33:33 (Pop‑up)
Gloria Gaynor  Substitute   Options   Polydor Records  1978  12"  0:37:43 (Pop‑up)
Grace Jones  Pull Up To The Bumper (Disconet Extended Remix)   Options   Disconet  1981  12"  0:45:58 (Pop‑up)
Berlin  Masquerade   Options   Geffen Records  1983  7"  0:53:46 (Pop‑up)
The Flirts  Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime) (Remix)   Options   "O" Records  1983  12"  0:58:33 (Pop‑up)
The Go-Go's  Head Over Heels   Options   I.R.S. Records  1984  12"  1:03:47 (Pop‑up)
Siouxsie & The Banshees  Spellbound (Extended Version)   Options   Polydor UK  1981  12"  1:08:04 (Pop‑up)
Haysi Fantayzee  Shiny Shiny   Options   Regard Records/RCA Records  1983  12"  1:12:38 (Pop‑up)
Nursery School  Sweepstakes   Options   Epic Records  1983  12"  1:16:18 (Pop‑up)
OMD  Genetic Engineering (Extended)   Options   Telegraph/Virgin Records  1983  12"  1:22:06 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Hot Stuff   Options   Atlantic Records  1976  12"  1:27:31 (Pop‑up)
The Replacements  Alex Chilton   Options   Sire Records  1987  12"  1:32:48 (Pop‑up)
The Feelies  The Boy With Perpetual Nervousness   Options Stiff Records Sampler Promo  Stiff Records  1980  12"  1:36:45 (Pop‑up)
The Smiths  This Charming Man (NY Vocal)   Options Flashback Four Sampler  Sire Records  1984  12"  1:40:45 (Pop‑up)
The Romantics  What I Like About You   Options   Nemperor Records  1979  12"  1:46:40 (Pop‑up)
Generation X  Dancing With Myself   Options   Chrysalis Records  1980  12"  1:49:42 (Pop‑up)
Zap Pow  This Is Reggae Music   Options   Island Records  1973  7"  1:53:47 (Pop‑up)
The Heptones  Mr. President   Options Party Time  Mango Records  1977  LP  1:56:38 (Pop‑up)
Willie Lindo  Samba Patti   Options   Klik  1976  7"  1:59:59 (Pop‑up)
Nu Shooz  Point Of No Return (Long Version)   Options   Atlantic Records  1986  12"  2:04:48 (Pop‑up)
Visage  Fade To Grey (Dance Mix)   Options   Polydor Records  1980  12"  2:10:33 (Pop‑up)
Erasure  Stop! (12" Remix)   Options Flashback Four Sampler  Sire Records  1988  12"  2:17:11 (Pop‑up)
House Of Gypsies  Somba (Tee's Freeze Mix)   Options   Freeze Records  1992  12"  2:23:37 (Pop‑up)
Zapp  More Bounce To The Ounce   Options   Warner Brothers UK  1980  12"  2:29:15 (Pop‑up)
Romeo Void  Never Say Never   Options   Columbia Records  1981  12"  2:33:54 (Pop‑up)
The Plasmatics  Concrete Shoes   Options Stiff Records Sampler Promo  Stiff Records  1980  12"  2:40:01 (Pop‑up)
Sid Vicious  My Way   Options Flashback Four Sampler  Sire Records  1978  12"  2:43:06 (Pop‑up)
Sister Sledge  Mama Never Told Me   Options Disco Trek  Atlantic Records  1976  LP  2:46:55 (Pop‑up)
Loi  Body Contact   Options   Disconet  1980  12"  2:52:23 (Pop‑up)
Nina Hagen  New York, New York (German Version)   Options   Columbia Records  1983  12"  2:58:08 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:03pm paparay:

Howdy folks. Another installment of New York Underground is in session.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Asheville Jon:

I am ready!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm loveless:

Guess everyone is tryna be cool and show up late. Not me.
  9:04pm Agnes:

Hey Ray! Great opener.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm chresti:

Hi paparay and undergrounders!
  9:05pm Agnes:

Hey Mister, get your own show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm luka:

raaaaaaaay, YES. locked in.
  9:06pm Justin:

Love the show. Excited for another night!
  9:08pm Justin:

Got my cardboard out
  9:08pm Agnes:

@Justing--I needs some cardboard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm DjLorraine:

New York Underground!
Good evening all
  9:10pm paparay:

Greetings to all worthy participants. Break, slam, spin on your heads, hustle, wop, bus stop all you want.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm DjLorraine:

What year was this Kurtis Blo?
Avatar 9:12pm Johnny Too Bad:

Ran to the closet to get my Kangol hat and Adidas for that one.
  9:13pm paparay:

@ DjLorraine: 1984. Flip side of 8 Million Stories 12".
  9:14pm paparay:

Hey Johnny Too Bad! Make sure there's some PHAT LACES in them shell tops!
  9:15pm winston legthigh:

hi! ya! pa! pa! ray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm DjLorraine:

I know you know *proofreads*
  9:17pm winston legthigh:

happy bday fats domino!
  9:18pm paparay:

Greetings to all. Hello winston legthigh!
  9:18pm Agnes:

love ya' back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm luka:

was supposed to see Pet Shop Boys at MPP last sept. fingers crossed for this sept.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm DjLorraine:

I don't recommend spurs with a thong
  9:21pm paparay:

Thank you Agnes!!!! Extra props.
  9:23pm paparay:

@ luka: Me too. See them whenever they come to New York. Only missed Performance tour at Radio City Music Hall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm chresti:

This is funny, lets make lots of money.
  9:23pm paparay:

In honor of the Super Bowl commercial!
  9:25pm N'Lo:

Wow this remix takes it to a whole different place!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm luka:

yes. YES.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm DjLorraine:

This “w“ belongs up @9:11.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm luka:

tony levin realness.
  9:27pm paparay:

DjLorraine: It's all goo!
  9:28pm paparay:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Mr. Pumpy:

Hello, Ray. Hello, others. Party time?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm bbxtina:

hey paparay and all, happy fridayy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Mr. Pumpy:

Boys Don't Cry...it took them five years?! har
  9:32pm paparay:

Shouting out Mr. Pumpy & bbxtina. Thanks for stopping by!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm listener 126464:

Cheers paparay, everyone!
  9:34pm Justin:

Are all your records 12"? Just wondering. Its neat hearing the difference compared to the 45s.
  9:35pm N'Lo:

Yay! Here for the ladies, the ladies are here for you!
  9:37pm paparay:

@ Justin: Most of them are. I play a few 45's & LP's. 97% all 12" singles. USA domestic & promos. And of course imports. I plan to post pics on my Instagram for the non-believers.
Avatar 9:39pm Johnny Too Bad:

@DJLorraine lols on the 9:11 W.
  9:42pm paparay:

Everyone welcome listener 126464 to the club. Thanks for coming through!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm DjLorraine:

To be honest i was trying to suggest there was a typo on the playlist when i made one. DJ Ray Boogie lets us feel younger
  9:46pm paparay:

@DjLorraine: You're stuck in a time warp courtesy of the musical selections.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm luka:

{rhythmic clapping intensifies}
  9:48pm J Boogie:

Pull up to that bumpah! Cheers from a volcano
  9:49pm paparay:

From Ray Boogie to J Boogie: WASSUP???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Robbie Darling:

  9:50pm paparay:

DjLorraine, I see the date. Whoa! Need to put my glasses on.
  9:51pm paparay:

Howdy Robbie Darling. Welcome.
  9:52pm slowbear:

this sounds exactly like when i'm underground , in new york
  9:53pm slowbear:

i wish
Avatar 9:58pm Johnny Too Bad:

Saw Berlin at the Kit Kat club. Maybe 84 or 85?
  10:00pm ?:

Berlin's Riding On The Metro is often shown on MTV's computer programmed 120 Minutes of nostalgia for creativity
  10:01pm paparay:

@ Johnny Too Bad: And you didn't call me?
  10:02pm Christophe:

first time commenting on here, trying to figure it out. The Flirts!
  Swag For Life Member 10:02pm ike p:

good evening all! loving the super extended mixes tonight paparay!
  10:05pm paparay:

@ ike p: Thanks. Enjoy!
  10:05pm Phillippe Bastille:

Loving this set! Oh, and hey there!
  10:07pm paparay:

Greetings Mr. Bastille!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm radioronan:

Good evening DJ Ray Boogie!
  10:08pm paparay:

And the mighty radioronan joins us!
  Swag For Life Member 10:09pm ike p:

ah, time to light a clove :)
  10:09pm N'Lo:

I’m now furiously adding girl rock documentaries and biographies to my queues...
  10:11pm paparay:

  10:12pm Ash:

~Excellent set~
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm bbxtina:

damnnn nnnnn
  10:13pm Christophe:

Juju was THE BOMB
  10:13pm paparay:

Not many have heard the extended 12" of Spellbound.
  10:16pm N'Lo:

Delete if an inappropriate plug, but just found a sort of academic treatise on Peepshow! https://atomicbooks.com/products/33-1-3-siouxsie-and-the-banshees-peepshow?_pos=1&_sid=06ef7b8f0&_ss=r
  10:16pm paparay:

@N'Lo: Hmmmmmm....
Avatar 10:19pm Frank Verplanck:

This is taking me back, love it. Les Rita Mitsouko would fit right in, methinks.
  10:19pm Gerry from Miami:

Siouxsie Sue was underrated during the New Wave era. She's right up there with Chrissie Hynde, Annie Lenox and Debby Harry.
  10:20pm Christophe:

I would put Siouxsie above all those, who are great
  10:20pm paparay:

@ Frank Verplanck: Tune in next week, I've got one for ya!!!
Avatar 10:20pm Frank Verplanck:

I don't know, Gerry, Siouxsie got her props. Don't know if she made as much money as the others, but respected and admired for sure.
  10:20pm Christophe:

I had not heard the extended spell
Avatar 10:21pm Frank Verplanck:

Looking forward to it paparay, as always.
  10:22pm J Boogie:

That’s happened to me a few times.
  10:22pm paparay:

@ Gerry from Miami: Siouxsie did her thing. Don't know about the money side of things. They did reform and tour. I see her on social media hanging at fashion shows and w/ some icons. She did release solo bits I think or even under The Creatures.
  10:31pm ledzeppelinsucks:

New York City was a dump when this was new
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34pm Stevel:

Mats! Good to be here!
  10:34pm J Boogie:

My introduction to the Replacements
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34pm luka:

Mats all time heater
  10:40pm N'Lo:

The Creatures’ Hai! is I think a swan song but a master work.
  10:42pm Justin:

Creatures are really underrated.
  10:49pm Stevel:

When did “what I like about you” come out, and how was it not as popular as My Sharona?
  10:50pm paparay:

@ Stevel: Budweiser owns that tune now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51pm luka:

this michael shelley show had a killer Romantics interview segment www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51pm luka:

billy idol all time slapper
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04pm HyperDose:

Feeling this groove!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06pm chresti:

I love the Heptones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09pm chresti:

Tripe Girl, is a favorite Heptones' song.
  11:09pm paparay:

@ chresti: Met 2 out of the 3 members during my music industry stint. Only one never met was Leroy Sibbles the lead singer. Barry I ran into in Brooklyn years ago. He passed away. Met Earl Morgan the other singer. Great guy. Shared some great stories.
  11:11pm phat:

This Nu Shooz might be the most 80s record of all.
  11:12pm paparay:

Had some turntable issues there folks! Live radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm Threemoons:

Heyo all. Lurking, gonna make late dins...
  11:14pm paparay:

@ phat: NO! Fade To Grey is the most 80's record of all. ;-)
  11:17pm phat:

@paparay I actually started to think that as it started playing.
  11:17pm Stevel:

  11:18pm N'Lo:

Old Goths don’t dye, we just....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18pm chresti:

Cool, paparay! We saw the Itals perform in Negril, after the show they invited my then-husband and I to smoke with them. About a year later, my husband gave one of them a ride after bumping into him at Trader Joe's in the SFV.
  11:19pm phat:

I can't really ever get enough Erasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21pm DjLorraine:

I enjoyed your Heptones stories
  11:21pm paparay:

@ chresti: That's funny!
  11:35pm Stevel:

Romeo Void! Awesome
  11:35pm phat:

Hot damn! New wave! Lol. Love this song so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm bbxtina:

what a night! i'm really enjoying this 80s trip!
  11:36pm paparay:

My introduction to this song was that movie with Aidan Quinn. School dance scene where he breaks up the slow dancing & puts this on the turntable. I think it was called Reckless.
  11:38pm Stevel:

Always a great show! There’s more than one way to slice the 80s!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38pm bbxtina:

  11:38pm paparay:

@ Stevel: So true!
  11:39pm paparay:

@ bbxtina: YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41pm bbxtina:

yes wendyyy!
  11:42pm paparay:

I remember playing their song Monkey Suit at The Pyramid one night.
  11:42pm Stevel:

Unmistakable. Wendy O. Saw them once. Spectacle.
  11:43pm vrykoluka:

Ray- Yes, it was Reckless, and Daryl Hannah was trying to figure out how to dance with him.
  11:44pm paparay:

@ vrykoluka: In my mind I think it's Lori Singer.
  11:44pm phat:

Haven't listened to Plasmatics in a very long time.
  11:45pm Stevel:

So many mixed feelings.
  11:45pm vrykoluka:

I saw the Plasmatics at The Ritz. Wendy O. chainsawed a keyboard in half while brandishing a sign that said "Death To Technopop."
  11:47pm paparay:

Growing up I thought The Plasmatics were The B-52's. A Jamaican kid living in Queens didn't see too much punk or new wave in my neck of the woods. Later on say 1982, it started to seep into my suburbia. I got sucked in! I did hear the music thanks to WBLS and then WLIR the summer of 1982.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48pm DjLorraine:

Whipped cream
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48pm Stevel:

Somehow that was an amazing segue. Wow.
  11:49pm N'Lo:

What a way to wind it back, and down!
  11:49pm paparay:

@ Stevel: If only you knew.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51pm loveless:

@paparay Did a quick check on IMDb on Reckless. Kevin Bacon turned down "Reckless" to do "Footloose" which starred Lori Singer. Dark haired male lead, blonde female lead, mix, match.
  11:51pm paparay:

I tell ya folks, next week DJ Ray Boogie is coming in HARD!!!! Get your body armor ready from now! And yes, I will be going LIVE. Yes folks, LIVE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52pm Stevel:

There are no accidents. Especially when shit works.
  11:52pm paparay:

@ loveless: There seemed to be a rash of those films. And of course you had the incomparable Valley Girl.
  11:52pm Kate:

Amazing showwwww thank you for making this Friday great!!
  11:53pm paparay:

@ Stevel: YES.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53pm Stevel:

STFU and smile.
  11:54pm paparay:

@ Kate: Thanks for tuning tonight. We do it like this every Friday from 9-midnight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54pm loveless:

@paparay Yes, and "Vision Quest".
  11:55pm vrykoluka:

@loveless- Vision Quest, featuring a pre-macrobiotic Madonna, haha.
  11:55pm paparay:

@ loveless: Vision Quest. Just a vehicle to sell soundtracks. The home video boom introduced me to many of these films. No way I was gonna pay to sit through these films.
  11:56pm Kate:

Luv your punk disco sensibilities!
  11:56pm paparay:

@ loveless: I actually saw Personal Best. I must've snuck in at the local multiplex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm loveless:

@paparay Slowly raises hand, "I did". Air conditioning and popcorn is my crack.
  11:57pm paparay:

@ Kate: This was the stuff I heard, danced to and enjoyed in clubs in the 80's. Trying to bring some of that energy back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm DjLorraine:

I had a great time. Y'all stay safe.
  11:58pm paparay:

@ loveless: I was a Fast Times At Ridgemont High kinda guy. Wasn't into John Hughes films. Couldn't relate. Loved Weird Science too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm Stevel:

Great show! Thanks! Thank you Skeletons and all!
  12:00am paparay:

Thanks to all who tuned in and hung out tonight. Stay safe and see you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am radioronan:

Thanks Ray.. Thanks skeleton crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am chresti:

Thanks paparay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am loveless:

Great show and great reminiscing about all those good/bad movie. Till next week, bye.
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