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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
sweathog  questions and conclusions   Options hallelujah  columbia  1972      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
graham parker  local girls   Options squeezing out sparks  arista  1979      0:02:32 (Pop‑up)
the laureates  a novel approach   Options there are no more gentlemen  funambulist  2009      0:05:52 (Pop‑up)
apache dropout  lady blood   Options bubblegum graveyard  trouble in mind      *   0:08:34 (Pop‑up)
neal ford & the frantics  shame on you   Options va-garage beat '66 vol 1  sundazed  2004      0:11:29 (Pop‑up)
wax idols  schadenfreude   Options 7"  suicide squeeze  2012      0:13:26 (Pop‑up)
the prefects  total luck   Options va-fame: secret history of post-punk 78-81  caroline true  2012  2-LP set released earlier this year    0:15:38 (Pop‑up)
brian wilson shock treatment  cell phone radiation blues   Options operation sun probe  poe/starry night      *   0:19:47 (Pop‑up)
duncan reid  montevideo   Options little big head  no label    check his web site for more info!  *   0:37:16 (Pop‑up)
spencey dude & the doodles  i seen you   Options night problems  california clap      *   0:40:45 (Pop‑up)
cuffs  private view   Options 7"  ride the snake      *   0:42:30 (Pop‑up)
all-night newsboys  she's gone hollywood   Options va-buttons: from champaign to chicago  numero group    orig 1982; new CD compilation  *   0:45:01 (Pop‑up)
the darkness  concrete   Options hot cakes  canary dwarf      *   0:48:33 (Pop‑up)
cheap time  other stories   Options 7"  sweet rot      *   0:57:24 (Pop‑up)
shonen knife  pop tune   Options pop tune  good charamel      *   1:00:10 (Pop‑up)
superchunk  cruel summer   Options 7"  merge      *   1:03:09 (Pop‑up)
inxs  heaven sent   Options welcome to wherever you are  atlantic  1992      1:05:59 (Pop‑up)
wild nothing  nocturne   Options nocturne  captured tracks      *   1:09:11 (Pop‑up)
medical tourists  friend rental / impatient patient   Options s/t  rerun/import export      *   1:24:06 (Pop‑up)
video  somebody   Options 12"  fly  1985      1:28:09 (Pop‑up)
pet shop boys  a face like that   Options elysium  astralwerks      *   1:34:27 (Pop‑up)
the abe lincoln story  disco nap   Options what time is it? it's storytime!  no label    More info here. Co-produced by Kristian Hoffman and The Millionaire.  *   1:39:19 (Pop‑up)
hot lunch  killer smile   Options 7"  who can you trust      *   1:48:00 (Pop‑up)
adrenalin  rock 'n' roll screamer   Options 7"  sing sing      *   1:51:09 (Pop‑up)
heavy cream  prison shanks   Options super treatment  infinity cat       *   1:54:20 (Pop‑up)
white hills  ocean sound   Options heads on fire  rocket  2007  See White Hills this Friday Sept 14 at Death By Audio, with Guardian Alien, Man Forever, Dan Friel and Rhyton - part of Thrill Jockey's 20th anniversary    1:57:14 (Pop‑up)
echo lake  swimmers   Options wild peace  slumberland      *   2:06:56 (Pop‑up)
woods  cali in a cup   Options 7"  woodsist      *   2:11:03 (Pop‑up)
johan  everybody knows   Options s/t  spinart  1997  I didn't realize this band was still somewhat active.    2:14:32 (Pop‑up)
the men  new pop   Options 7"  matador      *   2:17:38 (Pop‑up)
gang of four  what we all want   Options solid gold  warner bros  1981  Don't miss Go4 drummer Hugo Burnham on DIane's Kamikaze Fun Machine tomorrow between noon and 3pm!    2:21:23 (Pop‑up)
ariel pink's haunted graffiti  the early birds of babylon   Options mature themes  4ad      *   2:26:00 (Pop‑up)
the goodbye johnnys  savage   Options 7"  no label      *   2:38:33 (Pop‑up)
hot guts  heater beauty   Options edges  blind prophet      *   2:41:30 (Pop‑up)
sic alps  drink up   Options s/t  drag city      *   2:44:33 (Pop‑up)
foreign mothers  plan b (dead inside) / orphan crocodile   Options duh  thread pull      *   2:47:09 (Pop‑up)
turbo fruits  where the stars don't shine   Options butter  serpents and snakes      *   2:51:54 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:07pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Hiw does Sparka appeal so much to me and the rest of his catalogue leaves me cold?
  9:07pm Richard from Venezuela:

Hello Evan!
  9:08pm SteveL:

DAMN, this is a great song.

I missed Graham Parker at the time. Found him again in the mid 90s. Always knew about him, just never dove in till then. Seems like a great live performer.
  9:08pm john:

How many times I should have taken Graham's advice....
  9:08pm Barkevious Shabazz:

How does spelling elude me?
  9:16pm SteveL:

Think Lux Interior ever listened to Neal Ford & The Frantics? I do. At least once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm efd:

hey everyone, thanks for tuning in! Barkevious, there are some other bright spots in Graham Parker's catalog but I agree that Squeezing Out Sparks is probably the most solid album overall.
  9:28pm PB:

Brian Wilson Shock Treatment gets the award for best band name. I always thought the Brian Jonestown Massacre was pretty good but this is even better.
  9:31pm john:

Not even the best band name incorporating another musician's name as long as Deathray Davies is remembered.
  9:33pm steve from SF:

A tribute to B-Weezy, Fear the Beard. Gets his own band name. Go Giants!
  9:34pm PB:

Davies as in Evan or as in Ray and Dave?
  9:41pm john:

Now that's not the Sweathog album beloved of junior-high age rockers because of the sleeve's quite large artist's rendition (not drawn to scale) of a butt, right?
  9:43pm james:

love apache dropout, maybe catch them at cakeshop sat.
  9:44pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Ok, Heat Treatment.
  9:45pm Joe D.:

you know, I'm not exactly Dolemite with the ladies, but somehow I don't really think this would be a very effective pickup line.
  9:47pm eddy:

Re. Graham Parker: I'm going to guess SOS is indeed a Rumour album. One of the first lessons I learned working at a music magazine many years ago is that label copy is nearly always gospel, since art directors and cover designers often take, well, "artistic license" when it comes to band names, song titles, etc.
  9:49pm john:

I'm going to be all practical and stuff and suggest that if the guys from the Rumour are playing on the record, it's Graham Parker and the Rumour, but I'm simplistic like that.
  9:50pm john:

For the recoard, as it were, they are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm efd:

eddy, I like that rule of thumb; john, you beat me to the punch confirming that the Rumour are indeed playing on the LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm efd:

Joe D., you make an excellent point.

james, if you go tell them Evan "Funk" Davies sent you! or something...

evening steve, PB, Barkevious, SteveL and all! Nice to have you here.
  9:53pm john:

It was quite the popular elpee in certain circles at GHS circa '79.
  9:54pm Richard from Venezuela:

great rock track by the darkness.
  9:54pm SteveL:

Most awesome vocal riff EVER on the chorus.
  9:55pm Frank:

efd, could you play some Fotomaker?
  9:59pm some other guy:

I question your knowledge of IL geography.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm efd:

It is certainly open to question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm efd:

Frank, great request! I'll have to see if their albums are in the FMU record library, since I didn't bring them from home today.
  10:04pm steve:

hey all... just got in.
  10:08pm EL:

Shonen Knife and a Superchunk cover? Yippee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm efd:

hey steve, glad you made it.
  10:08pm SteveL:

Cruel Summer/Favorite cover since Black Betty by Jon Spencer.

Yo, other Steve!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm efd:

hey, it's EL live!
  10:12pm Danne D:

Hiya Funk Fans :)
Hiya EFD :)
  10:15pm Julie:

an album called Nocturne should be goth (See Siouxsie)
  10:15pm Holly in NC:

Hi Evan & everyone! Looks like I've missed some wonderfulness, yay for archives
  10:15pm john:

Or classical.
  10:16pm Julie:

Yes John
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16pm efd:

I was just gonna say, I'm not sure what Chopin would have to say about that! :)

Hi Julie, hi Holly in NC, hi Danne D back from the... well, back!
  10:20pm Danne D:

(Champaign to Chicago covers the important part) :)
  10:22pm EL:

Hello! I'm cooking dinner so I'm in and out on the comments tonight. Cheers efd and all!
  10:24pm Droll:

EL - Ditto
  10:30pm Holly in NC:

What's for for dinner? Leftover roast chicken. a funky salad, & later a wedge of good cheese over here. Nothing exciting, but good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm efd:

Hey Droll! Bon appetit!
  10:32pm SteveL:

Is there possibly any Ultravox waiting in the wings? Time will tell.
  10:39pm Barkevious Shabazz:

PSBs are the greatest. And Olympians. So there.
  10:41pm Holly in NC:

My first (& only) published music review was of PSB's West End Girls. I liked it ;-)
  10:44pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Disco Nap may be the best song ever.
  10:44pm Holly in NC:

Or at least the new Devastator
  10:44pm SteveL:

Soul Punk Swing!
Steve Moramarco - vocals
Kristian R. Hoffman - keyboards
The Millionaire - Guitar
Pat Hoed - Bass
Charlie Woodburn - Drums
Paul Litteral- trumpet
Damon Zick - tenor sax
Rial Gallagher - baritone sax
Deena Rubinson - backing vocals
Karen Zumsteg - backing vocals
  10:45pm bloopy:

how do u disco nap
  10:48pm Julie:

it's a nap you take before you go to the disco
  10:50pm Holly in NC:

Or maybe it's a nap you take while wearing suspenders, satin shorts, & roller skates.
  10:51pm steve:

Vince Aletti, who was a disco oriented music writer in NYC is the late 70s, said a disco nap is a quick nap taken mid-party late at night so you may rest up enough to continue to disco the night away.
  10:52pm steve:

...probably while wearing roller skates
  10:53pm bloopy:

ah i never been to a disco ever.
  11:03pm steve:

dam.... wish i could make that show at Death by Audio on Friday! that sounds amazing.
  11:09pm Danne D:

:( A ticket salad sandwich diet?

(Actually I wasn't gonna call in - too busy a time of year for me)
  11:10pm Rickwaukee:

I'd like you to hold Ticket Salad Sandwich Time. I'd like you to hold it between your knees. Double good next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm efd:

Well I never!
  11:16pm Rickwaukee:

I bet you don't! [Sweeps all the glasses off the table and onto floor.]
  11:16pm Adrian Beltre:

Don't touch my head, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18pm efd:

I know better than that, Adrian!
  11:18pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Johan. Great.
  11:22pm steve:

whoa! the men rocks.
  11:22pm Rickwaukee:

I'll have what the drummer's having - to keep up the quotin'
  11:28pm Iwuzapunkb4uwas:

I caught Go4, probably back in '80/'81, in the city, was so blown away saw them shortly after at City Gardens in Trenton
  11:30pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Hugo Burnham=one of the great men of all time
  11:33pm Steve/Satan Island:

Another Fantastic show…thank you!!!
  11:35pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Luv this kooky ariel. And i was at same gof4 show at Shitty Gardens.
  11:51pm dan in falls church VA:

future mothers
those motherfutures!
  11:52pm dan in falls church VA:

fu mos
mo fus
  11:52pm Droll:

[Back from dinner and related duties. Two words: Paprika. Yum.]
The adapted 5 Easy Pieces re-enactment makes up for not getting to hear "[pregnant pause] Le Poisson Rouge" this week.
  11:53pm Danne D:

Thanks for a great show as always EFD :)
Have a great week everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm efd:

Thanks for listening, everybody! See you next week!
  11:59pm steve:

later efd. thanks as always.
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