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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
steve harley & cockney rebel  the mad, mad moonlight   Options the best years of our lives  emi  1975 
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the muggs  "monster"   Options s/t  times beach  2005      0:03:24 (Pop‑up)
circle x  heartbreaker   Options 7"  poutre apparente      *   0:09:08 (Pop‑up)
gap dream  cover it up   Options s/t  burger  2012  BULLETIN!! JUST CONFIRMED! Gap Dream will be playing LIVE on my show on October 24th! No, it's not too early to make plans to tune in!    0:12:26 (Pop‑up)
dm3  1x 2x devastated   Options popsided guitar: dom mariani anthology 1984-2004  citadel  2005  2CD compilation    0:16:54 (Pop‑up)
cuffs  private view   Options 7"  ride the snake      *   0:21:43 (Pop‑up)
the sweet  blockbuster   Options s/t  razor & tie  1999  CD reissue/collection    0:24:19 (Pop‑up)
marked men  on   Options 7"  540      *   0:37:48 (Pop‑up)
english singles  disaster   Options 7"  squirmy      *   0:41:00 (Pop‑up)
the features  floozie of the neighborhood   Options 7"  last laugh    vinyl reissue, orig 1979  *   0:43:30 (Pop‑up)
woollen kits  down your street   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   0:45:48 (Pop‑up)
the men  jennifer   Options 7"  matador      *   0:48:20 (Pop‑up)
superchunk  this summer   Options 7"  merge      *   0:56:40 (Pop‑up)
fly ashtray  the rest   Options s/t  marble moat      *   1:00:28 (Pop‑up)
dan melchior  i have known the emptiness   Options the backward path  northern spy      *   1:02:56 (Pop‑up)
paul messis & jessica winter  sunflower   Options 7"  state      *   1:05:56 (Pop‑up)
the sweet inspirations  pity yourself   Options estelle, myrna and sylvia  stax  1973      1:09:07 (Pop‑up)
evans pyramid  soul petrol   Options s/t  cultures of soul    vinyl reissue, orig 1979; from Brooklyn  *   1:12:27 (Pop‑up)
the db's  that time is gone   Options falling off the sky  bar/none    Don't miss The dB's and the Spinto Band at Maxwell's this Saturday night, Sept. 1!!  *   1:28:03 (Pop‑up)
the db's  soul kiss (part 1)   Options ride the wild tom tom  rhino        1:31:37 (Pop‑up)
the db's  storm warning   Options repercussion  irs        1:33:58 (Pop‑up)
the db's  spitting in the wind   Options like this  bearsville        1:36:22 (Pop‑up)
the db's  the adventures of albatross and doggerel   Options falling off the sky  bar/none      *   1:39:40 (Pop‑up)
the db's  change with the changing times   Options the sound of music  irs        1:44:41 (Pop‑up)
the db's  big brown eyes   Options stands for decibels  irs        1:49:29 (Pop‑up)
the db's  i feel good (today)   Options repercussion  irs        1:47:30 (Pop‑up)
bob chance  it's broken   Options it's broken  trunk    CD reissue, orig 1980  *   2:01:18 (Pop‑up)
queen of japan  i was made for loving you   Options head rush  echokammer  2002      2:10:34 (Pop‑up)
ac/dc  dirty deeds done dirt cheap   Options dirty deeds done dirt cheap  epic  2003  CD reissue, orig 1976    2:14:43 (Pop‑up)
eddy current suppression ring  i admit my faults   Options split 12" with uv race  almost ready    live recording from 2008    2:18:19 (Pop‑up)
apache dropout  katie verlaine   Options bubblegum graveyard  trouble in mind      *   2:23:45 (Pop‑up)
rip rig + panic  you're my kind of climate   Options 12"  virgin  1982      2:26:53 (Pop‑up)
foreign mothers  orphan crocodile   Options duh  thread pull      *   2:32:52 (Pop‑up)
metz  do ya wanna   Options s/t  ossining    vinyl reissue, orig 1974  *   2:42:45 (Pop‑up)
redd kross  dracula's daughters   Options researching the blues  merge      *   2:47:06 (Pop‑up)
bay city rollers  let's go   Options once upon a star  bell  1975      2:49:57 (Pop‑up)
jimmy cliff  ruby soho   Options rebirth  sunpower/universal    Rancid cover; the album is produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong, who also plays guitar on it.  *   2:53:23 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:09pm McG:

Playing the show really loud to the neighbors can hear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm efd:

Alright, McG! That's the way to do it!
  9:12pm SteveL:

Neighbors? You don't need no stinkin' neighbors!
  9:13pm EL:

This is a rowdy opener. I like it! I like it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm efd:

whoops, slowing it down a little bit now, EL! Thanks for listening!

Hi SteveL, thanks to you as well!
  9:17pm McG:

I can dig the slow jam.
  9:20pm McG:

That Gap Dream song was excellent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm efd:

They are amazing! That album would be a lock for #1 in any year without a new dB's album.
  9:27pm Holly in NC:

Hi Evan & funky friends! Not yet listening, sadly. 10:30ish!
Gap Dream lp is great.

Note to all: Making one's Google Calendar public to clients before blocking out private time is a rather bad idea.
  9:29pm Some Funked up Guy:

Sweet set, thanks!
  9:31pm McG:

Delaware boys, The Spinto Band are opening for The DB's at Maxwells 9/1. I'm a big fan of them myself. They are very tight, fun to watch.
  9:35pm McG:

I like when you talk about baseball. It's something I know little about, so I feel like I am learning something.
  9:36pm john:

Actually, some of us do tune in for your opinions on baseball. And for what it's worth, I think it had to be done. From the Sawx perspective, I approve of getting rid of some of those guys (and Shoppach, who was one of the instigators of the clubhouse toxicity), but James Loney is no, umm, James Loney.
  9:36pm Kat in Chicago:

Was the guy in DM3 devastated by DEV UH STAY TUH?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm efd:

haha Kat, maybe I should do a "devastater/d" theme set sometime.

john, I appreciate that! I agree all around with your comments. I'd be surprised if Loney is back with the Sox next year.

McG, I'll make a point of catching the Spinto Band on Saturday!
  9:47pm EL:

Went for a jog with the wife and missed the Marked Men! Thank goodness for the archive.
  9:49pm SteveL:

Where were The Features from? Great song.
  9:49pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Song title of the decade-Floozie of the Neighborhood.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm efd:

That'll teach you to exercise!
  9:49pm EL:

Never again!
  9:57pm john:

OK, so there's got to be a Dawnie Iris connection there somewhere...
  9:57pm Barkevious Shabazz:

You can take the kid outta Allegheny county..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm efd:

Those are dots you'll have to connect, john.

Hey Barkevious!
  10:02pm Barkevious Shabazz:

How do!
  10:23pm Cynthia:

I have been completely obsessed with steve harley and cockney rebel all summer!!!!
  10:25pm Richard from Venezuela:

Hi Evan and all the listeners.
  10:29pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm efd:

kind of talked myself into a corner there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm efd:

Hey Cynthia! I've always loved "Come Up And See Me," of course, but haven't explored much beyond that. I like the LP I played tonight though!

Hi Richard, good to see you!

Barkevious, the copy said "tatty." I verbally autocorrected it.
  10:35pm michele:

I've heard this dBs song (that time is gone) a bunch lately - seems like an old friend already. Oh, wow - old school dBs.
  10:35pm Barkevious Shabazz:

My autoincorrect is always in full effect.
  10:36pm michele:

how about triple play "Big Brown Eyes" or "Amplifier"?
  10:36pm McG:

Awesome show tonight EFD. Really enjoyed it.
  10:37pm will:

I have this single (Soul Kiss)!
  10:40pm michele:

Great show so far Evan!
  10:40pm Holly in NC:

Waaayyy late on comment board: Love love that Paul Messis 7"! And everyone please send good thoughts toward Dan & Letha (Rodman) Melchior, if you have good thoughts to spare.

Now db's bliss xo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm efd:

oh yes, Holly, all best wishes to Dan and Letha. Glad you're here - better late than never!

michele, thanks! I'm going to try to squeeze one of those songs in.

Hey will, yeah, the single version has the nice little coda; that's about 6 tracks away on the 'wild tom tom' CD.

McG, thanks!
  10:50pm michele:

thanks Evan! you made my night!
  10:54pm Rickwaukee:

righteous set o'db's!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55pm efd:

Once I start I can't stop! (although I am going to stop after this song)
  11:02pm Ignore Function:

Good thoughts to Letha and Dan for sure.
  11:05pm Ignore Function:

Good show also.
  11:05pm Holly in NC:

Aside from everything involving Mittens, his scarily idiotic VP candidate, and the usual GOP excuses for warmongering, Condee's speechwriter actually kicked some ass. I wonder if anyone will notice? And will he/she be fired?
  11:06pm michele:

how 'bout some Posies PowerPop? Solar Sister
  11:08pm Jose Bautista:

Yo, just chillin out listening to your show man. Fantasy 2013, let me in to your line up bro.
  11:09pm seang:

The Vaselines in Brooklyn tomorrow night!
  11:11pm Rickwaukee:

@seang: lucky
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11pm efd:

wow, Jose Bautista! Sorry you're out for the year, but nice job your teammates did against the Yankees this week.

seang, wow, I can't keep up! Are you going? (And thanks for listening/commenting)

michele, don't press your luck! :) I'm going in a slightly different direction, I think, at least for now.

oh, and hi/thanks Ignore Function and Rickwaukee!
  11:14pm seang:

I sure am. I'm coming down from Boston.
  11:14pm michele:

okay i'm just gonna sit back and enjoy your surprises - thanks Evan
  11:16pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Why'd they have to let a dude cover this Dynasty standout?
  11:18pm Rickwaukee:

having a 70's blashfack
  11:18pm Holly in NC:

Oh yay, an excellentKiss cover...wait,, AND then dirty deeds ?!!!!

  11:19pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Bon Scott. Replaced by a janitor.
  11:25pm Holly in NC:

Pre- ACDC Bon was a shit -shoveller, literally! & he & Brian were friends, I think.
  11:28pm Ignore Function:

Apache Dropout are great. Nice guys, too.
  11:31pm Holly in NC:

@Ignore Function - Sounds like you know the band, if so, pls tell then I'm a huge fan!
  11:32pm Barkevious Shabazz:

You'd have to hope that Bon Scott whisteled Rip Rigs Knee Deeo in Shit whilst plying his trade.
  11:35pm Holly in NC:

@Barkevious - :-)
And efd, thank you for this RRP
  11:37pm ?:

thought that was rip, rig and panic. You can't even find them anymore. They ruled!!!!
  11:39pm Ignore Function:

Don't know them but I talked to em' for at probably 45 minutes after their show.
  11:46pm Holly in NC:

I wish someone would tell Foreign Mothers that people temporarily sans turntable would *happily* pay $ for a digital dl...
  11:49pm Rickwaukee:

I guess not the same METZ playing tomorrow at Pianos and Fri. at Death by Audio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50pm efd:

No, it is not! That is an unrelated Sub Pop (I think) recording artist.
  11:55pm Andrew Waterloo:

the Sub Pop Metz is really too. More the loud and noisy variety.
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