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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 May 18, 2010: EVERYBODY WAS IN THE FRENCH RESISTANCE... NOW! live set! Plus, RIP Ronnie James Dio
Everybody Was In The French Resistance... Now! was formed by Eddie Argos of Art Brut and Dyan Valdes of The Blood Arm to "correct the mistakes of pop songs past." As such, their new album is called Fixing The Charts (Cooking Vinyl), and includes such responses to past chart-toppers as "G.I.R.L.F.R.E.N. (You Know I've Got A)," "Hey! It's Jimmy Mack," and the song that ostensibly tells the story of the band's origin, "Creeque Allies" (pronounced like the WWII alliance, not like the plural of "Alley"). The songs are just clever enough without being cloying, and will be enjoyed by fans of Art Brut, Soft Cell and pop music aficionados at large. Catch Everybody Was In The French Resistance... Now! live as they complete their US tour! Dates are on their myspace page.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
audience  nancy   Options the house on the hill  elektra  1971  produced by Gus Dudgeon     
eric burdon & the animals  yes i'm experienced   Options winds of change  rev-ola  2008  cd reissue, orig 1967    0:03:50 (Pop‑up)
orange juice  simply thrilled honey   Options 7"  postcard  1980      0:07:24 (Pop‑up)
martha reeves & the vandellas  jimmy mack   Options best of  motown  1967      0:10:15 (Pop‑up)
jilted john  jilted john   Options va-teenage kicks: uk pop I  rhino  1993  orig 1978    0:12:50 (Pop‑up)
sparks  i predict   Options angst in my pants  atlantic  1982      0:16:08 (Pop‑up)
jody miller  queen of the house   Options va-spazzy answer songs  no label    Dave The Spazz's 2003 marathon premium    0:18:51 (Pop‑up)
soft cell  bedsitter   Options non-stop erotic cabaret  sire  1981      0:21:03 (Pop‑up)
mamas & the papas  creeque alley   Options anthology  dunhill        0:24:26 (Pop‑up)
Live set from Everybody Was In The French Resistance... Now!
engineered by Dave Amels

Eddie Argos - vocals
Dyan Valdes - keyboards, vocals
Ian Catskilkin - guitar, drums, vocals

New album
Fixing The Charts is out now on Cooking Vinyl.
On tour across the US now - check the tour dates on their myspace page.
everybody was in the french resistance... now!  creeque allies   Options live on wfmu          0:35:07 (Pop‑up)
everybody was in the french resistance... now!  super glue   Options live on wfmu          0:39:23 (Pop‑up)
everybody was in the french resistance... now!  my way (is not always the best way)   Options live on wfmu          0:41:43 (Pop‑up)
everybody was in the french resistance... now!  hey! it's jimmy mack!   Options live on wfmu          0:45:28 (Pop‑up)
everybody was in the french resistance... now!  think twice (it's not alright)   Options live on wfmu          0:49:27 (Pop‑up)
everybody was in the french resistance... now!  g.i.r.l.f.r.e.n. (you know i've got a)   Options live on wfmu          0:53:31 (Pop‑up)
everybody was in the french resistance... now!  chat with efd   Options live on wfmu          0:56:45 (Pop‑up)
archie bronson outfit  harness (bliss)   Options coconut  domino      *   1:09:57 (Pop‑up)
naked heroes  99 diamond   Options 99 diamond    2009  playing this Saturday at Union Pool    1:15:32 (Pop‑up)
a-bones  shallow grave   Options 7"  norton      *   1:19:20 (Pop‑up)
rvivr  derailer   Options 7"  rumbletowne      *   1:22:47 (Pop‑up)
hear 'n aid  stars   Options       Vocals by the late Ronnie James Dio (RIP), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Dio again, Rob Halford, Dio yet again (guess who wrote and produced?), the late Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot), Dave Meniketti, (chorus), Eric Bloom, Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt; he also played the part of Duke Fame ["fucking wanker"] in Spinal Tap), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Don Dokken, Paul Shortino returns, chorus.

Solos! (12 bars each)

1st solo: Craig Goldy/Eddie Ojeda
2nd solo: Vivian Campbell/Brad Gillis
3rd solo: Neal Schon/George Lynch
4th solo: Yngwie Malmsteen/Vivian Campbell
5th solo: George Lynch/Carlos Cavazo
6th solo: Brad Gillis/Craig Goldy/Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser

Kevin DuBrow brings the vocals back, followed by Rob Halford and Geoff Tate to wrap it up.
  1:34:19 (Pop‑up)
heaven and hell  follow the tears   Options the devil you know  rhino  2009      1:40:46 (Pop‑up)
dio  holy diver   Options stand up and shout      take a moment to enjoy the remnants of one of the funniest sites you never saw: The Ronnie James Dio Lil' BnB, via the Internet Archive    1:46:58 (Pop‑up)
black sabbath  the mob rules   Options the dio years  wb  2007  orig 1981    1:52:17 (Pop‑up)
elf  do the same thing   Options l.a./59  mgm  1974      1:55:27 (Pop‑up)
ronnie dio & the prophets  where you gonna run to, girl?   Options 7"  hr archive  2003  7" reissue, orig.... sometime in the 60s    1:58:45 (Pop‑up)
jeremy jay  splash   Options splash  k      *   2:10:22 (Pop‑up)
new pornographers  crash years   Options together  matador      *   2:12:42 (Pop‑up)
das black milk  we've got to go   Options lateral maneuvers  no label  2009      2:16:53 (Pop‑up)
agent side grinder  lashes of flashes   Options s/t  kill shaman    includes tracks from their LP on Enfant Terrible from a couple of years back  *   2:21:39 (Pop‑up)
nice face  invective   Options immer etwas  sacred bones      *   2:25:20 (Pop‑up)
roky erickson  john lawman   Options true love cast out all evil  anti      *   2:36:02 (Pop‑up)
robert pollard  post hydrate update   Options we all got out of the army  guided by voices inc      *   2:38:45 (Pop‑up)
first base!  she's boy crazy   Options she's boy crazy 7" ep  play pinball!      *   2:40:53 (Pop‑up)
davila 666  ohhh   Options s/t 12" ep  rob's house      *   2:42:47 (Pop‑up)
the liminanas  je ne suis pas tres drogue   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   2:45:25 (Pop‑up)
comet gain  i never happened   Options i never happened 7" ep  what's your rupture?      *   2:48:48 (Pop‑up)
the endtables  trick or treat   Options s/t  drag city      *   2:51:43 (Pop‑up)
joy division  isolation   Options closer  factory    cd reissue; orig 1980
RIP Ian Curtis - 30th anniv of his death
  2:54:17 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  11:03pm Joe:

You know, I met Eddie Argos once. He's a really nice guy!
  11:06pm efd:

you don't say!
  11:07pm Joe:

Actually I've been saying it far too often. It's getting a bit obnoxious.

Pumped for the set!

PS. Eric Burdon?!
  11:09pm Laurie:

yesssssss orange juice
  11:11pm Laurie:

I know why you're playing this Martha Reeves song
  11:14pm efd:

hey Laurie! How was the Chapel Hill EWITFR...N! show?

Joe - that Eric Burdon song was a response song! Now it makes sense, right?
  11:16pm Frownland:

I don't. Why?
  11:16pm Michael from the Left Coast:

I always loved the way they added reverb for the Gordon is a moron line.
  11:17pm Michael from the Left Coast:

This song is heard far too infrequently!
  11:19pm Joe:

wow. And I must've listened to that song 30 times. I have it on vinyl for chrissake!

I might have to give up this whole music nerd thing I'm pursuing.
  11:20pm Joe:

and by "have" it I mean it's my dads but its totally actually mine now
  11:20pm Umed Jim:

Hey Evan! -I finally get to listen live and Mr. Argos is on. Coincidence? hm...perhaps. I just hope I can stay up for the Dio tribute!
  11:22pm efd:

hey Jim, great to have you here live!

Michael ftLC, whenever I play that I always feel like I'm being unfaithful to the first 3 Sparks albums... but that song is soooo good!
  11:23pm Danne D:

Damn this is a fantastic start! Loved the Sparks man - haven't heard that in a long time. Can't say enough about this - and in the nick of time too efd!!!
  11:24pm efd:

it's Mr. First Place, Danne D!
  11:26pm Danne D:

wow - fabulous cover then! Sorry I'm listening on my pre so the playlist acts wiggy
  11:27pm Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD the Sparks catalogue is a wealth of treasures, so you can pick almost any album and find gems.
  11:28pm efd:

True enough, Michael.

Sorry for the single-channel on this one, folks - looks like TT2 is on the fritz (again).
  11:28pm Umed Jim:

it's Mr. Headed Straight For Last Place again-Frozen Dope
  11:29pm Joe:

to further illustrate my density, I probably listened to Creeque Alley a HUNDRED times while going through my hippy phase before I realized my name was in it. I'm considering that line as an epitaph.
  11:30pm Michael from the Left Coast:

An alternate take of Creeque alley? A different flute solo and possibly a different mix. From the Mamas and Papas Anthology no doubt?
  11:31pm Michael from the Left Coast:

So that's why it sounded different!
  11:34pm Danne D:

okay that was sparks - I was gonna say...sorrt it's tough to post from phone. Will be on computer soon.
  11:38pm Danne D:

duh you are talking league. I am just not with it right now. I'm just scared that evan is gonna send Bernie Carbo's thugs after me! :(
  11:41pm efd:

Get it together, Danne D!
  11:41pm dave:

"the nazi occupation was an... awkward situation" is a lyric for the ages.

i'm forming an eddie argos fan club chapter. who's with me?
  11:42pm efd:

(though I guess that goes without saying)
  11:43pm efd:

Seriously, it was tough to resist lapsing into full-on fanboy mode when they were here.
  11:43pm Joe:

shotgun Vice President!
  11:44pm Joe:

or not resist, as some might have
  11:50pm Joe:

whats also great is how he thanks the radio audience after ever song. The British are so polite!
  11:52pm efd:

i think this song is my favorite.. i love the backing vocal part.
  11:55pm Joe:

it's mocking, yet earnest.
  11:57pm Neal Adams:

They're the opposite of every band you've ever listened to.
  11:57pm dave:

and genius. you forgot "genius".
  11:57pm efd:

Ha! Good one, Neal! (and nice to see you!)
  12:00am efd:

ironically, they're at the Bottletree tonight.
  12:02am Neal Adams:

Thanks Evan,..loved the set! The Art Brut sound is definitely there but with quite a twist!
  12:07am DJ Terre T:

Phillipe Petit show @ISSUE PROJECT ROOM- is cancelled -visa problems
  12:08am DJ Terre T:

ISSUE Project Room must unfortunately announce that tomorrow night's show (Wednesday, May 19) with Phillipe Petit and Post Abortion Stress has been cancelled. Phillipe Petit was unable to enter into the country yesterday due to issues with his international travel visa.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. We will notify you if the concert is rescheduled.
  12:12am Michael from the Left Coast:

Alright y'all, I'm off to see Bigelf in a few minutes
  12:13am Laurie:

EFD! Sorry, I didn't see your comment. The show was great! Unfortunately, the crowd was rather sparse. It was at Local 506, which is a tiny, tiny club, and there were maybe twenty people there :(

But it wasn't awkward! Eddie jumped offstage and did most of the show from the floor.

He was very nice, and he now follows me on Twitter.

I guess Chapel Hill is very much a college town. Lots of kids went home? I don't know.
  12:14am DJ Terre T:

Nice EWITFRN set! For Your FYI ART BRUT actually played WFMU---my show jeezuz 5 years ago! Times does fly!
  12:15am DJ Terre T:

Archive to the ART BRUT on WFMU session here:
  12:20am Joe:

thats a really good set, hopefully it'll find its way onto the FMA soon?

I'm talking about both sets, actually.
  12:22am Umed Jim:

Hey Terre, Debbie's working for the census!
  12:26am Aharon:

Danne, I think the silent K gives you an unfair advantage.
  12:26am Joe:

rvivr - the closest you'll get to emo on the EFD show.

seriously though, 13 year old me loves this.
  12:29am E.L.:

I hope we hear more rvivr. I was trying to think of a good palindrome to post but I ain't got no sorts of word smartsy mirror language in my brain bucket.
  12:29am john:

Hey Evan!

And the a-bones track gives me the opportunity to say, once again, if only by extension, DFFD!
  12:37am efd:

Hi John, and a happy DFFD to you! And to you, E.L., I say "Able was I ere I saw E.L.ba"
  12:39am Joe:

  12:39am Joe:

though to be fair it's not exactly your grade A Malmsteen
  12:39am john:

Got to say, this is probably the first time I recall hearing anything Dio-related since I left my first, Sabbath-loving dorm in the spring of 1982 and never looked back, fearing the almost inevitable consequences....
  12:50am efd:

That "look out" in this song makes me chuckle every time, and not just because of the story I'll (re-)tell at the end of this set.
  12:58am Joe:

well THAT certainly was a shift in tone.

though if you played the piano line on a guitar....
  1:02am Ken From Hyde Park:

Gosh, what a way to go...stomach cancer. That has got to be really painful. Not easy to eat thing, either. We played Holy Diver quite a bit during college. I'll miss RJD, for sure.
  1:22am Danne D:

That was a a wonderful Dio tribute, EFD!
Off the phone now so maybe I'll have it together :)

S'up Aharon :) S'up Terre T :) S'up everyone :)

I assure my team's rise back up the chart is but a minor blip in the scheme of things. Lots of smoke and mirrors going on.

Btw, I have another testament to the medical properties of FMU. I had an MRI today on my shoulder (which actually in a mishap on the 2nd Marathon Saturday) - the doc thinks I've torn my rotator cuff :(

So this was the first time I've had an MRI done and I didn't know what to expect - I found it fine but the audio system was on the fritz (my choice of CD was to be a Cornelius CD I got from no less an authority than Terre T btw) so no music. Funny thing was after a while I was sensing some of the odd rhythms of the MRI machine and it just sounded like something Kenny G would play or something you might here on FMU at 4 AM :)
  1:24am on the phone in chat?:

In camchat, you'd have to do a rule 8 if caught on the phone while in live chat. You may or may not want to do a rule 8. But RJD would have, I reckon.
  1:28am Ken From Hyde Park:

I thought of Kenny G the other day while watching public TV (NOVA, maybe?). A guy installed some sensitive microphones to record Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. The sound is really low frequency, and the guy speeds it way up so it's audible to humans. Kenny G would be all over that, I'm sure.
  1:30am bill k:

immer etwas means "always something" in german
  1:31am Emily Latella:

Es ist immer etwas.
  1:32am Danne D:

Nardwar doesn't get the big comments tally, but his shows are really interesting I have to say.
  1:33am Narduwar Listener:

I'm normally too stunned to type.
  1:33am bill k:

Never mind.
  1:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Here we go. It was Nature, not NOVA. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/kilauea-mountain-of-fire/interview-milton-garces-on-listening-to-kilaueas-song/4828/
  1:35am Volcano:

Pardon. Must have been something I ate.
  1:42am efd:

Thanks for the immer etwas translation, bill. (And I hope you enjoyed the movie last night, if indeed that's the same bill k)

Danne, good luck with your rotator cuff. That'll really get you in the mood for the fantasy baseball league.

Ken, that does sound very Kenny G-ish.
  1:43am Danne D:

Kenny G is everywhere!
  1:48am Joe:

everytime I hear the opening to this I can't stop thinking about "I'm Just a Singer in a Rock n Roll Band". That is absolute same drum/bass line. Justin Haward would be soooo pissed.
  1:50am efd:

huh, one of those lightbulbs just showed up over my head. I thought that only happened in cartoons.
  1:53am Joe:


Great show, Davies! Good luck on your interview.
  1:56am efd:

thanks Joe! I'm looking forward to next week's show, should be fun.
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