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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 January 23, 2013: Mary Blount and Jeremy Thompson, authors of Wired Up!, live in studio!

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Wired Up! presents a history of early/mid-'70s glam rock in picture sleeves. Specifically, seven-inch picture sleeves. Even more specifically, European glam-rock seven-inch picture sleeves. Authors Mary Blount and Jeremy Thompson have assembled a gorgeous collection of actual-size reproductions of over 300 sleeves, printed on high-quality paper in riotous color, and they brought a whole bunch of those records (as well as some not included in the book) to play on tonight's show (since you can't look at a book through the radio). We spent the first half of the show talking about the book and playing records, but then scaled back the talking for the second half so we could fit in more music. If you like what you hear I urge you to visit wiredupbook.com to find out more about (and order!) the book.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
blue steel  no more lonely nights   Options 7"  infinity  1979      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
burnt ones  protection circle   Options 7"  fuzz city      *   0:03:28 (Pop‑up)
the cravats  pressure sellers   Options cravats in toytown  overground    new 2CD reissue  *   0:05:35 (Pop‑up)
hot lunch  tragedy prevention   Options s/t  who can you trust      *   0:09:41 (Pop‑up)
tanz der youth  delay   Options 7"  radar  1978      0:14:26 (Pop‑up)
andy human  warrior call   Options freeze  cwr      *   0:17:51 (Pop‑up)
brownsville station  (lady) put the light on me   Options s/t  private stock  1977  This has been one of my favorite songs since it came out, and thanks to Wired Up! I discovered it's a cover! The original is by Big John's Rock 'N' Roll Circus, and it's now on my mental want list.    0:21:23 (Pop‑up)
stud leather  cut loose   Options 7"    1973      0:37:43 (Pop‑up)
giorgio  lookly looky   Options 7"    1969      0:40:39 (Pop‑up)
boneshaker  sweetness   Options 7"    1971      0:41:42 (Pop‑up)
the rats  turtle dove   Options 7"    1974      0:47:27 (Pop‑up)
hello  another schoolday   Options 7"  bell  1973      0:48:36 (Pop‑up)
the sweet  funny funny   Options 7"  rca  1971      1:06:05 (Pop‑up)
ramma damma  rammadamma   Options 7"  lark  1975  One of the musicians interviewed in Wired Up!.    1:08:43 (Pop‑up)
geordie  all because of you   Options 7"    1973  Brian Johnson on lead vocals, pre-AC/DC.    1:11:59 (Pop‑up)
downhill racers  lovin' pots   Options 7"  ariola  1977      1:14:40 (Pop‑up)
eddie kidd  leave it to the kidd   Options 7"  decca  1978  "England's Evel Knievel," backed up by Dr. Feelgood. Watch the video!
  1:17:38 (Pop‑up)
ning  machine   Options 7"    1971      1:21:02 (Pop‑up)
bonnie st. clair & unit gloria  clap your hands, stamp your feet   Options 7"  philips  1973      1:38:26 (Pop‑up)
mabel  hey i love you   Options 7"  polydor  1976      1:42:08 (Pop‑up)
boston boppers  whirlwind girl   Options 7"  penny farthing  1974      1:45:18 (Pop‑up)
tiger  crazy   Options 7"    1974      1:48:06 (Pop‑up)
black fire  do it   Options 7"  lark  1975      1:50:52 (Pop‑up)
the jook  bish, bash, bosh   Options 7"  rca  1974  Look for a new collection of Jook material coming out on Sing Sing in late March/early April!    1:54:23 (Pop‑up)
darren burn  quick joey small   Options 7"  emi  1974  Recorded this at the age of 9, would go on to produce records by Motorhead and Ozzy Osbourne.    2:03:14 (Pop‑up)
mississippi  mr. union railway man   Options 7"  fox  1970      2:05:29 (Pop‑up)
gang  run, run, run   Options 7"    1975      2:08:23 (Pop‑up)
the jets  yeah!   Options 7"    1973      2:10:33 (Pop‑up)
alvin stardust  jealous mind   Options 7"    1974      2:13:09 (Pop‑up)
boots  you better run   Options 7"  youngblood  1970      2:15:48 (Pop‑up)
mud  tiger feet   Options 7"    1974      2:21:13 (Pop‑up)
smyle  crazy lazy little miss daisy   Options 7"  polydor  1974      2:24:55 (Pop‑up)
hector  wired up   Options 7"    1973      2:28:08 (Pop‑up)
things fall apart  bye bye my rose   Options 7"  president  1972  offshoot of the Equals with Eddy Grant    2:31:10 (Pop‑up)
hello  star studded sham   Options 7"  bell  1976      2:33:37 (Pop‑up)
shakane  love machine   Options 7"  youngblood  1972      2:36:54 (Pop‑up)
chunky  albatross baby   Options 7"  orange  1973      2:42:28 (Pop‑up)
the equals  diversion   Options 7"  president  1973      2:45:32 (Pop‑up)
left side  (like a) locomotion   Options 7"  philips  1973      2:48:24 (Pop‑up)
paul cass  mini marianne   Options 7"    1975      2:52:23 (Pop‑up)
bay city rollers  remember (sha la la)   Options 7"  bell  1974      2:56:13 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I've been waiting since 9:00 to type something here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm G:

Where are the other Chatty Kathies? :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm G:

Typed too soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Well, there's us two.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm G:

They'll be here :)
Avatar 9:06pm Holly in NC:

Chatty Holly checking in - but per usual, not really able to listen 'til later. Psyched about glam rock mania this evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Fuzzy:

In dah house!
  9:08pm sweet cheri:

hi there evan,, holly & everybody else!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm steve:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm G:


^^^ bit.ly link to the amazon product page for the Blount/Thompson book...
  9:10pm sweet cheri:

i'm present & accounted for!!
Avatar 9:10pm Holly in NC:

Steve, I adore your avatar.
Hello Cheri, everyone else, and, oh hey, hi Evan! Rude rude to ignore our host ;-)
Avatar 9:11pm Danne D:

Hi Funkateers :)
Hi EFD :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm G:

Holly's avatar is mildly naughty. You have to look at it larger size :P
  9:13pm sweet cheri:

evan i have a feeling that you're going to play some kiss later in the show tonight,,
  9:13pm sweet cheri:

hey danne
  9:14pm steve:

thanks Holly! im very opposed to cat and dog breeders but i wouldn't mind if Yoda the 4 eared cat made some 4 eared offspring!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm G:

The book looks like its mainly about Europe and the UK, not so much the US -- not that that is a *problem* :-)
Avatar 9:15pm Danne D:

Hey there cheri.

Are we sure this is the "real" cheri though?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm efd:

Hey everyone! My special guests are IN THE STUDIO! Get ready for some awesome music and some at least mildly entertaining talk coming up very soon! Thanks for tuning in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm steve:

d'oh... wrong computer, wasn't logged in on that one. Yoda's back!
  9:17pm Noah Webster:

@Danne: Define "real"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm steve:

that is a wicked synth solo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Parq:

Under the weather, but reporting for duty and ready to lend at least one ear to your literary guests.
  9:20pm sweet cheri:

yes danne this is the real me,,,"sweet cheri"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm G:

haven't thought about brownsville station since about 1977. gotta go light up in the bathroom now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm kevin g:

this is sure to be an education for me, as this is a topic I know nothing about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm G:

I nearly got suspended for smoking in the boys room in 75. The guy with me who got caught (slow reflexes) was pissed for a day or two that I didn't volunteer to take the rap with him. -- Hey dude, you need to get that cig in the urinal quicker!!! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Would like some commentary by the host on the cooptation of Nick Gilder's hit by none other than Cougarlife.com. Eewwww.
Avatar 9:32pm Holly in NC:

The advantage of being a "good girl" was getting away with absolute murder, smoking (& drinking) in the girls' room included. Oh, those were the days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm G:

Yep, I was the winner of the English Dept award for seniors. O:-) *I* certainly wouldn't be smoking in the boys room during class change when the principal walked in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm G:

What's the release date on the book? -- The amazon page (bit.ly link above) gives a 2012 release date, but says it's only available for pre-order??? I don't see that combination very often on amazon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm efd:

G, the book is out now - you can get it from wiredupbook.com directly. There are... issues with the Amazone listing/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm steve:

oh yes, this music is something i can get behind
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm G:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm steve:

Giorgio Moroder!
  9:49pm sweet cheri:

i really love your show tonight,evan!!
Avatar 9:57pm BadGuyZero:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Parq:

For what it's worth, I was hanging ca. 1979 with a group of people who steered from punk back into glam. A lot of us had scorned glam in the early 70s -- mostly, I am constrained to admit, for homophobic reasons. From Costello and the Clash, it was a pretty easy step backward into Bowie and Roxie, and we sort of took it from there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm Fuzzy:

Wow, this is The Sweet? Sounds like The 1910 Fruitgum Co!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm G:

Oh yeah, Fuzzy, check The Sweet on wiki etc. They bumped around as a bubblegum group for 3-4 years before making it as a glam group. Check the name -- The Sweet :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm efd:

hey everyone! We're enjoying the comments, even if I'm not able to jump on and reply a whole lit - thanks for listening! If you have any questions please chime in!
  10:18pm John:

I knew that was Brian Johnson...great song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18pm efd:

yeah, we were just talking about how he sounds just like himself!
  10:38pm john:

Hey Evan (and all and sundry)! Did I miss anything, he asked innocently? Actually had the show on in the background, but sadly could only hear intermittently til now. Great stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm efd:

hey john, thanks! all you missed was some great music! And some chatter.
  10:43pm john:

Oh. THAT. Hooray for archives!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48pm efd:

EXECUTIVE DECISION! Jeremy and Mary are going to stay and play records until midnight, and we're going knock off the book talk since we've pretty much covered it by this point. So stay tuned!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm G:

crank it, people! :)
  10:51pm Sonny Rickles:

Great show! How about more Year info on these songs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52pm efd:

I'll have to fill the years in later, but they're all from about 1971-1976. Thanks for listening!
Avatar 10:53pm Holly in NC:

Finally, here! Query: why is/was "glam" used as a epithet, when pretty much all the best and indeed hardest, rockingest *pop* songs I heard in my suburban 70s US dystopia would now be categorized as glam?
My non-rockin' mother HATED my Fox on the Run 7" - of course she also hated Captain & Tennille ('cuz via their cover of "Shop Around" they promoted sex before marriage (!)). Mum did like ac/dc (thought they had a good beat - she TOTALLY did not get 'big balls') bless her naive little heart. No wonder I smoked in the girls' room ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm G:

singles goin' steady
  10:55pm Loretta:

Hi Evan! speaking about 'wired up'... how about some Teenage Lust & the Lustettes?!?
really enjoying the show tonight.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05pm G:

glam/glitter didn't have a negative vibe in the UK when I lived there 72-74. T Rex was proto-glam, and he was the biggest thing going over there in 71-72. -- I believe punk *later* (mid 70s) slammed the glam to gain leverage by pushing it aside (they did the same to prog, of course)
  11:08pm Ignore Function:

Great music!
Avatar 11:08pm Holly in NC:

Just meant "glam" often equates with "bubblegum" as music not to be taken seriously, connotes manufactured, for children/adolescents etc.

Personally, I take Suzi Quatro very seriously !
Avatar 11:10pm Droll:

G, Prog was pushed aside? Did I miss a memo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11pm Parq:

I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that a lot of the stigma "glam" had in the U.S. was because a lot of its trappings -- eye make-up, glittery clothing, high-pitched singing voices -- were associated in a lot of Americans' minds with what little they knew of gay culture.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11pm G:

Like Suzi, I was a 1971 export from southeast Michigan to the UK :)
  11:11pm Rickwaukee:

went and made me check out "Run Joey Run" on the YTube
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm G:

It's OK, Droll, prog is still there. Just not trendy. And NEVER in the R&RHOF!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm G:

Hey, Droll, remember the cover of Tormato with Yes in leather jackets? Don't tell me they didn't feel punk pushing them aside :)
  11:15pm john:

It's just been pointed out to me, quite rightly, that Rodney Bingenheimer sure tried to make glam take off in the US with his English Disco, and if it couldn't take hold for too long in LA, it wasn't going to catch on anywhere else here. And probably not a makeup issue there, either!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17pm G:

In 72, all the with-it teens in the UK knew Bowie, from "Changes" onward, was a majorly gay thing. We knew that and talked about it! It was so rebellious to be interested in it! :)
Avatar 11:17pm Holly in NC:

@G - *that* is an amazing point ;-)
I treasure all my, er pre-Tormato Yes lps.
Avatar 11:19pm Droll:

Do I remember Tormato? Not when I have a choice.

My formative years coincide with all the prog bands successfully transitioning to pop: Genesis, Yes, and Asia all made legit chart toppers. A bunch of other acts tried (3, GTR, etc.) and came close. The door got slammed on them when hair metal guys were the ones in makeup and big hair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20pm G:

@Holly: Probably the record company forced the leather on them. The tomato splat on that album was supposedly in hommage to Wakeman throwing a tomato against a copy of the cover picture in annoyance at how horrible it was.
Avatar 11:23pm Danne D:

Yay Tiger Feet :)
  11:23pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Guests would know this--where is Mike Chapman now? I believe he was in Connecticut last I heard.
Avatar 11:23pm Danne D:

Hmm, so I'm not to blame for an outbreak of Prog-Talk tonight.

Just sayin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23pm G:

That Mudd single was totally the bees knees in the UK, never did anything here I believe. I forgot all about it till efd played it a couple of years ago...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24pm Parq:

This is one terrific show, efd. Maybe your next 'thon premium should be a glam collection.
  11:24pm Jess:

Shows like this are why I give WFMU money. Thanks for the amazing programming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25pm G:

You can blame me, Danne. I'll probably roll a 1 next Tuesday, now. (everywhereguy)
  11:25pm Rickwaukee:

I've always been somewhat ashamed of my tiger feet. Hearing someone singing about it feels so liberating.
Avatar 11:25pm Danne D:

Wait - there was an actual mention of the band "3" on the WFMU comment board and I was not the one to make it. Now I genuinely am stunned.

There was quite the regrettable cover of "Eight Miles High" on that album.
  11:26pm Vince Gennaro:

I approve.
Avatar 11:27pm Holly in NC:

@G comment above re Yes jackets.
I didn't know gay from whimsical 'til my 16th birthday when my very very very best male friend from 6th grade on took me to an underground restaurant in New Haven where I was the only female patron, and the post dinner stage show opened with "It's Raining Men". You can't make this shit up.
My beloved Tim also introduced me to Neil Young, the Sex Pistols, Metal Machine Music, poppers, Rocky Horror, Liquid Sky, frogs' legs & escargot.
Dear god I miss him (yes, AIDs)

Meanwhile my boyfriend boyfriend took me to see Rush at the Coliseum ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29pm G:

@Holly: My brother died of AIDS in 96. We didn't know he was gay till he tested positive in 91; he kept his own counsel, and we all lived in different parts of the US. Before 91, that he was a Catholic priest during the 80s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32pm Stevel:

Busy tonight, catching the last half hour or so. Bless the archives and all you other folks.
Avatar 11:33pm Holly in NC:

Did he choose to leave the church on his own terms?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm G:

He was always a priest. Once a priest always a priest, that's how they see it. He was not given a parish, though, and worked as a librarian in the 90s.

But when he died the area bishop celebrated the Mass. The bishop had been the priest who had picked him up from the airport when he went into the seminary in the mid 80s. The Mass made the front page of the Tampa/Clearwater paper, because the bishop doing that was a big step.
  11:38pm allergictowinter:

I'm learning, and totally entertained! This is amazing, thanks!
Avatar 11:40pm Holly in NC:

That bishop is a good man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40pm G:

We figured so. It's not always easy to adjust.
  11:41pm Rickwaukee:

Something Up on Cripple Creek about that last one
  11:41pm steve:

so many amazing songs tonight. it still baffles me how much great music fades into this level of obscurity.
  11:41pm sweet cheri:

g'night danne & holly!!
Avatar 11:42pm Droll:

EFD, Please ask your guests to speak into the bulbous end of the microphone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43pm G:

@steve: Most people have a limited amount of time and limited attention span etc. for music or cultural type stuff. That's just how it is. We here on the board are not a random cross section of music listeners exactly!
Avatar 11:43pm Holly in NC:

Good night, Cheri.
Evan, Mary, Jeremy - superb show for real, thank you all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43pm G:

@Droll: You are *so* naughty.
  11:45pm sweet cheri:

thnx for yet another wonderful show tonight,,evan!! i enjoyed it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48pm Fuzzy:

Wow, show's almost done already! Time flies! A great educational show! Thanx!
Avatar 11:49pm Droll:

G, I have pretty modest standards for radio, and I don't mind miscues or dead air or mumbling, but hearing only one side of a conversation drives me nuts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53pm G:

I could hear them, but sometimes there was that "bottom of a well" thing going. efd did try to coach them on mic use! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54pm efd:

Thanks so much for listening everyone! (Droll, I've been working on it!)

A couple more songs to go, and then Mary will be on! Be sure to tune in next week for a live set from the band Games!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm efd:

@Michael ftLC, unfortunately we don't have any specifics on Michael Chapman.
  11:56pm Rickwaukee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56pm G:

Funny, if you google the book, it's clear they have been on other radio shows that must have used mics :)
Avatar 11:56pm Droll:

I missed the coaching part, I probably drifted off when I couldn't hear. Sorry if I was beating a dead horse, my attention span isn't what I wish it would be.
  11:57pm Rickwaukee:

Last Dance, people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59pm steve:

i am really digging this stuff! hope i have enough leftover from my next paycheck to grab this book.
  11:59pm Ajax:

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