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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 August 1, 2012: don't sleep on adventure

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
stray  gonna have a party   Options houdini  pye  1976 
  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
yo la tengo  i saw the light   Options va-superhits of the seventies  no label    Michael Shelley's 2012 Marathon premium  *   0:03:22 (Pop‑up)
arrogance  what it takes   Options suddenly  warner bros  1980  Don Dixon on bass    0:06:01 (Pop‑up)
brothers johnson  i'll be good to you   Options look out for #1  a&m  1976      0:09:18 (Pop‑up)
lost sounds  total destruction   Options the lost lost  goner    Alicja's notes for this track: " this version was recorded for a Kill Rock Stars comp, all the heavy echo saturated vocals was made by that same blue pedal we were using. Also on the snare and guitar. Jay added all the harmonic guitars."  *   0:13:53 (Pop‑up)
metz  slap dat   Options s/t  ossining    vinyl reissue, orig 1974  *   0:20:08 (Pop‑up)
the db's  before we were born   Options falling off the sky  bar/none    PLAYING LIVE AT MAXWELL'S ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 1!!!1!!
*   0:35:03 (Pop‑up)
king tuff  loser's wall   Options s/t  sub pop      *   0:38:35 (Pop‑up)
deloris telescope  it's true   Options va-tampa smokes  pop  1987 
Featuring WFMU's own Clay Pigeon! Deloris Telescope web site and Wikipedia page.
  0:42:49 (Pop‑up)
sonny & the sunsets  pretend you love me   Options longtime companion  polyvinyl      *   0:46:11 (Pop‑up)
guided by voices  forever until it breaks   Options class clown spots a ufo  guided by voices inc.      *   0:51:38 (Pop‑up)
st. etienne  last days of disco   Options words and music by st. etienne  heavenly/universal      *   1:00:35 (Pop‑up)
boney m  sample city   Options 7"  ariola  1985      1:04:11 (Pop‑up)
ruckus roboticus  take me to a disco   Options mp3  dance or die  2012  hear it for yourself any old time!    1:08:17 (Pop‑up)
dark day  arp's carpet   Options exterminating angel  dark entries    vinyl reissue, orig 1980  *   1:12:33 (Pop‑up)
cuffs  private view   Options 7"  ride the snake      *   1:15:39 (Pop‑up)
white wires  the magic   Options iii  dirtnap      *   1:27:00 (Pop‑up)
kerbivore  from now on   Options temporary  family fun      *   1:28:59 (Pop‑up)
heavy cream  tv preachers   Options super treatment  recess/burger      *   1:32:20 (Pop‑up)
the boys  sick on you   Options 7"  vinyl japan  1999  orig 1977; vinyl reissue    1:34:46 (Pop‑up)
audacity  subway girl   Options mellow cruisers  recess/burger      *   1:36:40 (Pop‑up)
spencey dude & the doodles  i seen you   Options night problems  california clap      *   1:38:51 (Pop‑up)
rayon beach  sister fever   Options this looks serious  hozac      *   1:46:34 (Pop‑up)
grass widow  spock on muni   Options internal logic  hlr      *   1:48:58 (Pop‑up)
television  ain't that nothin'   Options adventure  elektra  1978      1:52:00 (Pop‑up)
obits  let me dream if i want to   Options 7"  sub pop    Mink DeVille cover  *   1:56:36 (Pop‑up)
dog eat dog  sonic turf   Options s/t  claremont 56      *   1:59:32 (Pop‑up)
wicked lady  out of the dark   Options the axeman cometh  guerssen    CD reissue, orig 1969  *   2:10:46 (Pop‑up)
echo & the bunnymen  over the wall   Options heaven up here  sire  1981      2:20:56 (Pop‑up)
john peel  intro   Options uk buzz #3  thirsty ear  1984      2:26:29 (Pop‑up)
the mighty wah  come back   Options uk buzz #3  thirsty ear  1984      2:26:49 (Pop‑up)
the muggs  should've learned my lesson   Options s/t  times beach  2005      2:31:08 (Pop‑up)
the not  new rules ok   Options what's the reason 12" ep  not records  1984      2:35:32 (Pop‑up)
mission of burma  this is hi-fi   Options unsound  fire      *   2:38:45 (Pop‑up)
the monochrome set  they call me silence   Options platinum coils  disquo bleu      *   2:50:22 (Pop‑up)
virginia plain  electric eyes   Options 7"  all hands electric      *   2:52:27 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:07pm EL:

  9:07pm Parq:

Just love this Todd song, so my ears tingled when I heard it. Shoulda known it was YLT.
  9:08pm Marmalade Kitty:

Hi all! I'm overloadinonwfmu!!!
  9:08pm Parq:

Oh, is this from the Shelley premium? Even better. It shall be mine some day. Oh yes. It shall.
  9:14pm Kenzo (last ever):

Oh yes, takes me back.
  9:15pm Dave B:

Beach Volley Ball?



  9:18pm EL:

  9:18pm yayson:

total destruction.
  9:18pm Kenzo (last ever):

Oh yes, sends me forward.
  9:20pm steve:

to quote sifl and olly, rock
  9:23pm Aharon:

As Dave Hill said during the great Valley Lodge show last week, "The phrase we're repeating over and over during the song, that's probably the title."
  9:24pm Dave B:

Not blue, but lots fun!
  9:25pm cal zone!:

  9:29pm Marmalade Kitty:

I want..MOAR!
  9:30pm cal zone!:

More Paul Williams! http://www.nndb.com/people/825/000056657/paul-williams-crop.jpg
  9:31pm john:

How about Donn Clendenon, then? Because otherwise, well, may as well be the Yankeez.
  9:33pm cal zone!:

Love songs, nothing but old fashioned love songs!
  9:35pm Holly in NC:

Hi Evan & friends! Great opening set.
I believe are *all* of us are special guests ;-)
FYI, my friend Gary recently interviewed Adam WarRock http://bit.ly/Qulzqu
Off to drive a dog to our neighborhood park, to walk & poop (dog only pooping, I hasten to add), back asap. Dog won't poop in her own huge, fenced-in, dog-friendly yard, & likes car rides. Is what it is.
  9:36pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans :)
Hi Holly :)
Hi EFD :)
  9:36pm Danne D:

So cal zone! are you someone different than the poster know as calzone! ?
  9:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi Evan and everyone!
Shaping up to be another great show!
  9:39pm Dave B:

@cal zone!

  9:41pm cal zone!:

I am one in the same Calzone! Cal Zone! Dig the planet of the Paul Williams Ape!
  9:43pm Marmalade Kitty:

that's a cool dog there Holly! :)
  9:44pm Danne D:

The name Cal Zone! makes me slightly less hungry
  9:45pm Matt from Springfield:

@MK: Always goes out despite her nice yard, sounds like a yuppie dog to me! ;)
  9:46pm Matt from Springfield:

I was going to mention Kacy "DJ Clay Pigeon" Ross is the frontman, but Evan has already pointed that out! Thank you!
  9:46pm Marmalade Kitty:

Cats and Dogs are big time OCD freaks
  9:47pm Dave B:

This puts the "B" in "Dave B"! -
  9:48pm Matt from Springfield:

True, if cats and dogs remember something a certain way, they always insist on it being that way!
  9:49pm amEdeo:

Woah. Surprising revelation.
Pretty fabulous though. Clay is great.
  9:51pm steve:

i look away for a few minutes and miss a band featuring clay pigeon!? gah
  9:52pm Danne D:

Damn I heard it but didn't read about it being Clay :)
  9:52pm Matt from Springfield:

"Gah" is right! Fortunately "Archives" are also right! :)
  9:52pm Danne D:

EFD has to play another Deloris Telescope track for us laggards and clueless ;o) (not really - it's his show after all) :)
  9:52pm steve:

wow, the Deloris Telescope wikipedia page is surprisingly thorough
  9:53pm Danne D:

8( I'm out of town when the dBs are at Maxwells :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm efd:

That happened to me when the dB's played Le Poisson Rouge, but I will be IN TOWN for the Maxwell's show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm efd:

oh, that was my first comment all night! Hi everyone! Thanks for listening and commenting, it's always appreciated!
(Listening and not commenting is also appreciate you, I just don't know you're there to appreciate.)
  9:55pm Kenzo (lastever.org):

Evan, I've a radio show at 1am (elsewhere), and I'm fortunate that yours ends at midnight that I might repurpose a song or two from yours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm efd:

excellent, Kenzo, please do! And feel free to share the location of your 1am show. Don't worry, Mary Wing will never see it. :)
  9:57pm EL:

I can't keep up with Mr. Pollard anymore. My wallet is broken. He's still an inspiring fellow.
  9:59pm Danne D:

Hope that Kenzo directs us to this radio show at some point such as he sees fit :) (and hopefully to archives of same)
  10:02pm Ken's Last Ever... ('zo):

Hi! I take happy popular music the likes of which beings like yourself might feature, and transform them in a live sound collage the likes of which a being like myself can make more sense of the oddly linear-seeming world.
Currently bi-weekly on WTJU, info here:
http://lastever.org with archives forever.
  10:02pm Danne D:

  10:05pm john:

Whoa. Someone cleaned up at the Scritti Politti garage sale.
  10:08pm Danne D:

Great thanks Kenzo :) will have to check it out and hope others do the same
  10:09pm EL:

This is my new struttin' song. It sounds like a Bukaroo Bonzai song.
  10:10pm steve:

is the melody from this song taken from something else?
  10:11pm steve:

i know it is. this is gonna drive me nuts!
  10:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Ruckus Roboticus! So over the top, so great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm efd:

Steve, yes, I was just writing a comment about that. That Boney M song is hilarious to me because it totally swipes the melody of "I Can't Stand The Rain" without giving any credit, and it's called "Sample City."
  10:14pm steve:

yes! thank you evan. that would have driven me crazy for probably at least all of tomorrow...
  10:15pm Joe D.:

wonder what Missy Elliot thinks of all that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm efd:

  10:17pm Ken's Last Ever... ('zo):

(Thanks, EL, for reminding me to use Buckaroo Bonzai theme!)
  10:18pm Holly in NC:

My lord I love this Ruckus Roboticus song! So glad Scooter was more than happy to rush home for chicken/yam treat & the Olympics! ;-)
@MKitty & Matt - Scooter is a wee bit ocd, but also sweet as heck & missing her full-time humans immensely. Good dog.
Ooh, like Dark Day, too!
  10:21pm Destroit:

hello everyone, happy to be here.
  10:21pm Danne D:

s'up Destroit.

So this is a little off topic - you ever go to that pawn shop?
  10:21pm Matt from Springfield:

Hello Destroit, hello again Holly!
  10:21pm john:

Chicken and yams cast a nearly hypnotic influence over a little dog round these parts as well. Sometimes he'll lie in front of his bowl between meals just in case some materializes.
  10:22pm EL:

Good on ya, Kenzo. Rock it.
  10:24pm Matt from Springfield:

Extended Version--because we can HANDLE the truth!!
  10:24pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Let's hear it for Lust/Unlust swingin' oldsters!
  10:25pm Destroit:

Haha, no Danne, never been.
  10:27pm Holly in NC:

Hey Barkevious. so cool you have original lp too!
Hey Destroit! Danne ! John & hypnotized little dog! Matt x2!
  10:27pm Danne D:

Was curious :) figured maybe we could look for you on an episode ;o)
  10:28pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Let's hear it for American Jewelry and Pawn.
  10:28pm Michele Diamond:

yay LA!
  10:28pm Danne D:

EFD - Mark Firdrych's birthday is coming up (8/14) - hope you play "1976" then :) (Destroit's presence reminded me of this). Just a thought :)
  10:29pm Danne D:

S'up Barkevious :)
  10:32pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Diggin on Cuffs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34pm efd:

hey Barkevious, Danne, Destroit, Michele, Matt, john, Holly, cal zone, M. Kitty, and everyone else who I don't have time to scroll up and see right now! Danne, I'll take that under advisement! :)
  10:34pm Destroit:

the Bird - Freedom of '76 would be a good fit
  10:40pm Holly in NC:

Evan, this is a particularly sweet show. You're in your zone.
  10:43pm Holly in NC:

Would your zone possibly include Jim Carroll? His birthday today.
  10:43pm Danne D:

Now if EFD played a song about Ripken, he'd be in the Cal Zone! ;o)
  10:45pm SteveL:

That's not OCD, you've got rhythm!
  10:45pm Holly in NC:

Oh, Danne. Wow. Just wow.
  10:45pm Danne D:

At some point EFD should discuss how John and Aharon are just schooling everyone in the Happy How Do You Do To You Fantasy Baseball League :)
  10:47pm Danne D:

Hova had an awesome show :)
  10:49pm Ajax:

Woo Spencey Dude! LOVE IT!!!
  10:49pm Paulie B:

Kerbivore are indeed from Staten Island. Here's their bandcamp if you didn't catch Evan saying it: http://kerbivore.bandcamp.com/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50pm efd:

Hey Ajax! Those guys are your buds, right?

Danne, I think that discussion would appeal to a very, very limited audience.
  10:50pm Holly in NC:

@Ajax -
Agreed, I love when a song makes me laugh out loud!
  10:54pm Danne D:

@EFD yep - but they should get props mid-season :)
  10:57pm Michele:

how about Richard Lloyd Misty Eyes! Taking requests Evan?
  10:58pm Holly in NC:

*Sometimes* I think I prefer Adventure to Marquee Moon. Not always, but sometimes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm efd:

ooh, that is a longtime fave Michele! Probably not this week, but I'll make a note for next week!
  10:59pm cal zone!:

Danne D, thanks for all the shout outs tonight! Treat yourself to a late night snack!
  11:00pm PB:

I actually liked the 1992 "reunion" Television album the best (at least the first 5 tracks).
  11:00pm SteveL:

Nice segue. What a cool cover.
  11:01pm Michele:

cool thanks Evan! I missed your first 1/2 hour - you played some of my faves too.
  11:05pm Holly in NC:

Been playing the heck out of this Dog Eat Dog lp, new to me & really like.
  11:05pm Matt from Springfield:

I'm liking Dog Eat Dog as well!
  11:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Liquid Liquid!
  11:18pm Danne D:

LOL Cal zone - I think a calzone at this hour would be a bit heavy (and I need to lose weight anyhow) :( but thanks :)
  11:22pm john:

Got the Dog Eat Dog on heavy rotation around here too; Sonic Turf's my fave track too!
  11:25pm Mike Trout:

Yeah, the bunnymen my favorite!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26pm efd:

Yeah, that Dog Eat Dog album is great! I hadn't heard of them until Gaylord played them during the marathon this year.
  11:28pm the glowing one:

I always mix up the bunnymen and the jesus and mary chain... :(
  11:30pm Playlist Cop:

Wicked Lady - Out of the Dark was the track you played .
Pull you head out of your arse! We should kick your ass for that!
  11:30pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Nah pooh=The Art of Bluff
  11:32pm john:

Speaking of records in heavy rotation, this (Mighty) Wah album (A Word To The Wise Guy) in 1984. Played it to dust, I vaguely recall...
  11:33pm the glowing one:

torches were in high demand in the 80s...
  11:35pm Holly in NC:

@the glowing one - dear heavens!
eb - hooky, mopey, atmospheric, liverpool
jmc - hooky, feedback, psychotic, glasgow
for starters ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm efd:

whoops - good catch, thank you Playlist Cop! Although I don't know if you need to be all aggro about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36pm efd:

what up, Mike Trout! Did you hit me any home runs today?
  11:38pm john:

Hasn't hit ME any. Thank goodness I have Ruben Tejada to supply the power!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38pm efd:

I had the good fortune to pick him up off the waiver wire back in early May in the other league I'm in.
  11:39pm the glowing one:

@Holly: I know, they are not a like. still I mix the names up, which is the weird part, because I can tell them apart.
  11:42pm the glowing one:

it's like one of those things that you have once learned wrong, and can't get rid off. sometimes I wish there was just one band... Jesus & the Bunnymen.
  11:42pm john:

I keep expecting him to come back to earth, but then again I have Bryce Harper in my other league, so I would.
  11:46pm Jaz Coleman:

YOU try opening for Hussy and Ian Asshat.
  11:48pm Holly in NC:

@Jaz - Iceland again?
  11:51pm Holly in NC:

@the glowing one - that's funny! :-)
  11:57pm Danne D:

Thanks for a great show EFD :) Have a good night Funk Fans :)
  11:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Mmm, washed out electro pop, Virginia plainly likes Virginia Plain!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm efd:

Thanks very much for tuning in, everyone! See you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm efd:

and stay tuned for Mary, of course!
  11:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Awesome show achieved, Evan!
Goodnight Fellow Funk Fans! :)
  3:20pm Mike East:

Hey Evan! Catching you on archive again. Excellent show. I love that you played a cut off Mike Shelley's premium. I got it last Friday, and have been playing it on repeat. Gonna try and catch dB's on Saturday...I could use some R&R after the week I've had. Cheers. ME
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