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Options April 2, 2014: A trip to 1973 with MICHAEL WALKER, author of What You Want Is In The Limo!

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Welcome to 1973 -- the year the sixties die. O father of the four winds fill our sails... and please blast the patchouli out of the room once and for all while you're at it. And so it is done. Cleansed of the 1960s cultural jetsam, rock and pop are reborn in ravishing new duds: glam, prog, protopunk, metal, you name it -- the gang is suddenly all here, at the top of their game, hurling hits like fastballs.

That's a paragraph from the introduction of What You Want Is In The Limo by Michael Walker. He's my guest on tonight's show, and we'll be discussing the simultaneous '73 tours of Led Zeppelin, The Who and Alice Cooper that were the catalysts for the sea change in rock tours, the rock business and rock stardom. Plus I'll kick off (and wrap up) the show with some of of the other amazing music that was released that year.
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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
slade  get down and get with it   Options sladest  reprise  1973     
roxy music  do the strand   Options for your pleasure  atlantic  1973    0:03:35 ()
the isley brothers  that lady (part 1)   Options 7"  t-neck  1973    0:07:22 ()
blue öyster cult  teen archer   Options tyranny & mutation  columbia  1973    0:10:34 ()
elton john  teacher i need you   Options don't shoot me, i'm only the piano player  mca  1973    0:14:26 ()
new york dolls  personality crisis   Options s/t  mercury  1973    0:18:46 ()
the stories  brother louie   Options s/t  kama sutra  1973    0:22:14 ()
grand funk  we're an american band   Options we're an american band  capitol  1973    0:26:04 ()
michael walker  interview with efd part 1   Options         0:39:32 ()
led zeppelin  dancing days   Options houses of the holy  atlantic  1973    0:50:01 ()
alice cooper  billion dollar babies   Options billion dollar babies  warner bros  1973    0:53:39 ()
the who  the punk meets the godfather   Options quadrophenia  mca  1973    0:57:21 ()
michael walker  interview with efd part 2   Options         1:03:11 ()
alice cooper  i love the dead   Options billion dollar babies  warner bros  1973    1:12:54 ()
led zeppelin  the song remains the same   Options houses of the holy  atlantic  1973    1:18:15 ()
the who  love reign o'er me   Options quadrophenia  mca  1973    1:23:55 ()
michael walker  interview with efd part 3   Options         1:29:27 ()
the who  5:15   Options quadrophenia  mca  1973    1:41:57 ()
led zeppelin  over the hills and far away   Options houses of the holy  atlantic  1973    1:46:29 ()
alice cooper  unfinished sweet   Options billion dollar babies  warner bros  1973    1:50:43 ()
michael walker  interview with efd part 4   Options         1:56:54 ()
led zeppelin  the rain song   Options houses of the holy  atlantic  1973    2:08:54 ()
alice cooper  generation landslide   Options billion dollar babies  warner bros  1973    2:16:46 ()
the who  i've had enough   Options quadrophenia  mca  1973    2:21:04 ()
humble pie  drugstore cowboy   Options eat it  a&m  1973    2:32:25 ()
aerosmith  mama kin   Options s/t  columbia  1973    2:37:18 ()
t. rex  20th century boy   Options va-20th century boy: the ultimate collection  hip-o    only released as a single in 1973, but I won't try to pretend that's what I'm playing  2:41:49 ()
thin lizzy  the rocker   Options vagabonds of the western world  decca  1973    2:45:15 ()
the sweet  little willy   Options s/t  bell  1973    2:50:17 ()
silverhead  hello new york   Options 16 and savaged  mca  1973    2:53:30 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:03pm Whooda:

Great looking show ahead DJ EFD. Whoa! stapping my feet and in my glam shoes.
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:03pm P-90:

Good Evening, and Congratulations @ DJ efd!
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:03pm neelc23:

Hello, Evan
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:03pm Callieflower:

Hii, folks. Hii, Evan. Hii, folks' pets
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:04pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Whotta start!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:05pm Danne D:

Hi EFD :) Hi Everyone :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:05pm Holly in NC:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 9:06pm Stevel:

If I hated Brian Ferry, I'd still love "Do The Strand."

Perfect collision between glam and new wave.

Hey there, Holly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 9:06pm BadGuyZero:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:06pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:06pm Danne D:

Still extremely slowly trudging through "1973 Nervous Breakdown" another good book on that year :)

Hi Holly :)
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:07pm Loretta:

hi all! I love 1973!!! my avatar this week is TL from 1973 @ Mercer St. Arts Ctr.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:09pm Danne D:

Surely Evan will play a cut or two off of 1973's Tales From Topographic Oceans tonight ;o)
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:09pm Joe B:

oh yeah! Teaneck in the house!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:09pm Holly in NC:

1/2 of me is still listening to Gary on the GTDS stream, I hate this new conflict :-(.

Love efd & all funk friends. Hi Stevel & Danne!

Oh, BEYOND love this single
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 9:10pm Stevel:

This show will be so much of what crystallized my musical...uh...well, everything in the rock and popular music category, much less my appreciation of other performing arts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:11pm JakeGould:

Whoa. This show is going to be a show. Cool!
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:11pm Joe B:

1973 - the year Monster Mash returned to the charts for no apparent reason
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:12pm phat:

I've been pretty obsessed with early 70s rock over the past few years. Late 60s and 70s, actually. Something about it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:12pm efd:

Briefly considered that one, Joe.

Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:13pm Danne D:

Supposedly I was telling my sister everything that happened on "Watergate" every day when she came home from school.

I am not kidding.

Though I remember none of that.

That year is pretty much pre-memory, though I do remember I was a big fan of Flip Wilson's show around then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:13pm efd:

Hey, thanks everyone for tuning in and for the early comments - I'm really excited about tonight's show, hope it lives up to my expectations not to mention yours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:14pm Holly in NC:

@Danne - Being realistic, 1970-72 Fragile or Closer to the Edge or ST more likely. Most realistically, efd will never play Yes. Unless one of us gets a terminal illness & begs.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:14pm Joe B:

wasn't a request. just a bizarre occurance!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:14pm Whooda:

@sevel Yes, exactly the same for me. With hindsight I can see why I was so confused and overwhelmed by the era in musical terms. Who's That Lady is an excellent example of stuffing my brain with new and fantastic sound and genre but not understanding how.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:15pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Billion Dollar Babies is the '73 qualifier, but Killer is such a flat out great pop slab.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 9:15pm Stevel:

...and, if anyone would like to know, it was the year after my family relocated, with me heading into 6th grade. I wasn't happy.

A new friend of bad influence (the other kids weren't really that approachable) introduced me to Alice Cooper, via the Billion Dollar Babies collector cards. I had no idea what the fuck it was, but it was FASCINATING!

That was the moment I graduated from top 40 radio to listening to and buying albums. AOR came soon after.
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:15pm phat:

Aladdin Sane came out in '73.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:16pm Danne D:

@EFD and Joe apparently it became of hit again in '73 because it had been banned in '62 in Britain for being too morbid. 1973 it was re-released there and a hit. England is always good for the random charting song now and again :)

@Holly Oh I get that have Tales played on WFMU is a once in a lifetime opportunity (that has already happened for me) - it just happens to be the album they released in '73.
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:16pm phat:

Oh yeah, Don't Shoot me...
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:16pm Lonely Planet Boy:

I was 12 in '73. Watergate was the go to for current events for social studies @ Judd Jr. High.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:17pm Joe B:

I'll always remember 1973 as my first experience getting ripped off in music. I mailed away for a record called Golden Hits of 1973. 2 Lp set featuring the top hits of the year ... performed by a group called 'the Sound Effects'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:17pm JakeGould:

And in 1975, Dr. Demento played “Shaving Cream” again. And it was reissued. And thus, a legend was born.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:17pm efd:

I'm the same age as you, LPB. Watergate was everywhere.
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:17pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Funny I was thinking about school as this cut began!
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:17pm Joe B:

not to mention the really creepy looking Willie Mays baseball card from this year
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:18pm Danne D:

I was 3 when Watergate was on.
I can only surmise that I watched the Electric Company and it was on after and for some oddball reason I had my mom keep it on. I apprarently gave a daily update of the dress the one witness was wearing that day.
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:18pm phat:

I gotta make a phone call... man...
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:19pm Whooda:

Haha...The Effects. As you discovered DJ Joe Belock, you weren't the only fish to bite that hook. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:19pm Holly in NC:

1973 = 1st run of Wacky Packages. That is all that matters. Watergate? Whatever. (speaking as my younger self)
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:20pm phat:

Holy crap. This is gonna be good.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:20pm Dominick:

Oh yeah !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:20pm JakeGould:

FWIW, I was 5 years old in 1973. And my childhood memories include playing in front of the TV while my dad switched between TV channels… Watergate… Bzzt… Vietnam… Bzzt… Sesame Street.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:20pm Danne D:

Dickie Goodman's "Energy Crisis" does not qualify ('74) but his "Watergate" does.

Really Wacky Packs go back that long Holly? :)
I think aside from baseball cards the first cards me and friends were Charlie's Angels cards.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:20pm Loretta:

it wouldn't be '73 without the Dolls
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:20pm john:

I was ten in '73. Half my fifth grade class--and probably half of every other one too, at least the boys--owned the single of Monster Mash. There's yer hit. And in retrospect, I'd suggest that the '60s were long dead by then.
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:20pm phat:

It kinda was a big ol' FU to the 60s, wasn't it? (I turned 3 in Nov. of '73)
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:21pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Thx efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 9:21pm BadGuyZero:

I don't have any memories I can pinpoint as happening in 1973.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:21pm Holly in NC:

@Danne - They do. Trust me on this.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:22pm Danne D:

In unrelated news my Fantasy Baseball team is 1973 Padres awful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:22pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Givin' props for Dark Shadows cards. Trade ya a Julia.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:23pm Fuzzy:

Ah, '73...the beginning and end of my illustrious Little League career -- I was 8-9!
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:23pm john:

Oh yeah, '73 was the year of Wacky Packs trading on the bus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:24pm efd:

@phat the '60s FU will be discussed during the ensuing interview!
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:24pm phat:

When I first saw Louis CK's show and heard this as the theme song I figured, this show is gonna be good. I was right.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:24pm Joe B:

Wacky Packages, wow, I loved them. i will admit to liking the gum as well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:25pm efd:

also coming up: what I believe will be my first-ever on-air reading (of anything longer that an upcoming show or movie listing)
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:25pm bill:

Dyer Maker - wtf did that even mean?
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:25pm Danne D:

Flip Wilson very well might be my first memory. I distinctly remember watching it when it was on and I really can't think of anything else. More likely it's a 1974 memory for me. It's more amazing perhaps in the sense that dad, um, kinda would make us turn off the Jeffersons...

Funny thing is that

Wacky Packs are an underrated cultural phenomenon. Largely because of Garbage Pail Kids (which were essentially Wacky Packs concepts attached to the Cabbage Patch craze)
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:25pm Fuzzy:

Wacky Packages! Stuck all over the fridge!
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:26pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Monster Mash rerelease was on Parrot label if I recall, making Boris
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:27pm Barkevious Shabazz:

I think Bob Ezrin invented 1973.
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:27pm phat:

bill: Jamaica
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:27pm Danne D:

Now smelly stickers - those were definitely something that became a sensation a few years later when I was in grammar school. Was a sad day when they made us scrub/wash/scrape all of 'em off of our desks at school :(

  Wed. 4/2/14 9:28pm neelc23:

Dyer Maker = Jamaica
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:28pm Lonely Planet Boy:

And Tom Jones label mates, right?
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:28pm bill:

thx phat!
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:28pm Dominick:

Todd worked a few good records in '73 didn't he?
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:28pm Whooda:

Cringe inducing memory of Wacky Pack card, "Honda Hooper" massively fat girl on back of a scooter making the front wheel come up. The 'fat girl' in our class was named, you guessed it, Peggy Hooper. As soon as I saw that card I thought how awful this would be for her.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 9:28pm Chris M.:

what a great set
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:29pm phat:

  Wed. 4/2/14 9:29pm Lonely Planet Boy:

If not Ezrin, then Todd Rundgren.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:29pm Holly in NC:

Wacky Packs stuck all over my toy chest & & bedroom closet door!! When I went to college I scraped off what I could onto notebook paper & saved... I m pretty sure they made the trip from New England to North Carolina & are in my attic somewhere.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:30pm Danne D:

Wow Flip Wilson was born in Jersey City. I did not know this.
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:30pm phat:

@bill no problem
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:31pm Danne D:

and that's how it goes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:31pm Holly in NC:

@efd - thanks for the Stories. Do love Hot Chocolate original also. 2 great tastes!
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:32pm bill:

Best bed music btw
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:37pm phat:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:37pm Barkevious Shabazz:

My first concert. 1973. I was 11. Slade. That's right. Slade.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:37pm V Priceless:

1973 RULES!!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:37pm V Priceless:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:38pm Barkevious Shabazz:

With Country Joe and the Fish opening?
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:38pm phat:

     Wed. 4/2/14 9:39pm phat:

What the hell is going on nowadays?
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:40pm bill:

I's telling my kid that back in the 70s indy labels weren't necessary because everything good was on the majors.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:41pm mariano:

Ooh! Berlin Brats "Psychotic" was '73, right? Great garage/protopunk song.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:41pm V Priceless:

Alice Cooper Group = last nail in the coffin of the flower power era!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 9:43pm Stevel:

Killer AND Billion Dollar Babies came out that year. Strong stuff and yes, probably a album's worth of good. But, I ALWAYS listened to the last track on Killer(Killer) just to hear the scaffolding trip. Soooooo creepy. Never saw him till last summer. (Good show.)
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:44pm bill:

Remember Townshend back in mid 60s pushing Jim Marshall to make bigger amps, dammit!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:44pm V Priceless:

Killer was '71
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:45pm JakeGould:

Can you imagine hearing Led Zeppelin on a commercial station for the first time ever?
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:45pm bill:

Humble Pie is not forgotten, phone dude!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:45pm efd:

bill, we talk about some of the advances in live sound later in the interview!
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:46pm bill:

thx efd!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:47pm Whooda:

@Jake I can remember hearing a Led Zeppelin song in a Cadillac commercial for the first time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:47pm JakeGould:

@Whooda, I hate-like that.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:48pm Whooda:

Yes the irony wasn't lost on me when I watched it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 9:49pm Stevel:

V Priceless: Thanks. My memory is currently impaired.

Muscle of Love. Similar reasoning, I suppose. Bought that with my Mom. It was awkward, but she let it ride.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:50pm V Priceless:

You are welcome, Stevel! Muscle great, too!
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:51pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Vince Furnier was a guest star on NBC's Mystery series on Snoop Sisters. They aired "I Love the Dead". Any others from Billion?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:53pm efd:

Wow, hard to believe "I Love The Dead" was on network TV back then!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:54pm Danne D:

@EFD they could sneak stuff by folks easier probably :)
Heck Sherman Hemsley had them playing Nektar on the Jeffersons
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:55pm Holly in NC:

Had no idea Houses of the Holy came out in 1973, I was still listening to prepube shite at the time. Loved me some Donny Osmond! Although K-Tel comps rocked my world also. And Waylon Jennings. And Gordon Lightfoot. ??
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:55pm mariano:

@Whooda: funny how hard rock gets used in commercials now. Everyone now seems to claim they loved the Ramones back in the day, when I remember most people hating them. I knew things were changing for the worse when, around 1990, I heard a muzak version of Don't Fear the Reaper in a supermarket.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 9:56pm Stevel:

Billion Dollar Babies is a near-perfect song, in my book.

VERY satisfying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:56pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Donovan guest spot.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:57pm V Priceless:

@ Danne D - Hemsley and Nektar - CLASSIC!! Good call!
  Wed. 4/2/14 9:57pm bill:

Dennis Dunaway is still out there kicking out th jams in clubs
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:58pm Whooda:

!mariano Hehe Kansas in the supermarket. The Detroit car makers flirted with "evil" rock background music for a while, but I can't remember other examples.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:58pm V Priceless:

Dunaway's bass-playing mind-blowing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 9:58pm JakeGould:

This show tonight. Perfection!
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:58pm phat:

Oh. Quadrophenia...
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 9:59pm mariano:

I always thought Quadrophenia was a few years later because of the movie. Now I know!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 9:59pm Stevel:

Barkevious: AWESOME guest spot!

I would go see DD in a flash. Does he tour?
     Wed. 4/2/14 9:59pm phat:

Album changed my world
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:00pm Whooda:

Like it or not Quadrophenia stands alone in its effect.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:00pm bill:

Anybody know what that whole synthesized passage said?
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:01pm Chop Scott:

I bought Alice Cooper "Billion Dollar Babies" when I was 10 years old--the first LP I remember buying. Blew all of my allowance on my older brother's idea--he bought Zepplin. Played it on my grandparents console hi-fi!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:01pm V Priceless:

DD plays with Joe and Albert Bouchard in Blue Coupe! Very active in and around NYC-metro area!
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:01pm Loretta:

Evan, you've outdone yourself tonight.. fantastic show!
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:01pm phat:

@bill mymymymy gggggeneration
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:02pm bill:

I love you Pete (lighter)
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:02pm bill:

thx phat!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:02pm mariano:

@bill: something else I didn't know, thanks!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:02pm V Priceless:

This Who record is just freakin' perfect. Pete Townsend, # 50 in RS's top 100 guitarists! Haha!!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:03pm Whooda:

@Chop Scott some of those consoles had excellent sound with a good needle. My dad sold Magnavox, they kicked ass. Magnavox invented the air suspension speaker cone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:03pm JakeGould:

My first introduction to Alice Cooper was in 1975 or so. Local pizza place around the corner from me. Had a 45 jukebox with the cover to the “Elected” single dead center in the display.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:03pm Danne D:

Again all my 1973 is sorta reflective but I will say that the Yessongs live album came out in '73 - I scored a great copy for 5 bucks when I was in high school :)

Glad prog gets it's due in the account of year btw :)
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:04pm Danne D:

"Living for the CIty" - 1973 as well :)
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:04pm mariano:

Townsend has always considered Q his best work.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:05pm Whooda:

@Pricelsess I think Townsend lost points in that list because he was a pedophile, but let's not get into that discussion again :)
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:05pm V Priceless:

@ Danne D - no shame on the Prog front, bro!
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:05pm bill:

Whooda Pete was a victim researching is own abuse
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 10:06pm Stevel:

There's a lot of The Who in The Clash. (Not just the Guns On The Roof opener.)
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:06pm Danne D:

@V P yeah the '10s have been the decade where prog has been allowed to re-emerge ;)
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:07pm Whooda:

@Bill Yea, that's his story and he's sticking to it. Researching for an new album.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:07pm Chop Scott:

@Whooda--yes, those older consoles were tube amp, sounded so fantatsic. A real formative sound memory.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:08pm neelc23:

I Have no reason to doubt him.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:08pm bill:

Why would you not believe him?
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:09pm V Priceless:

sold more records for Warner Brothers than anyone, Alice did!
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:10pm bill:

Fuck it. Let's think of the music.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:10pm Danne D:

the scary thing is that 1973 is to the kids of today what 1932 was for folks coming of age in 1973

It's make believe ball room time for us ;o)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:10pm efd:

Yeah, I don't think any of us here is in a position to really know what happened so let's move on from that topic.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:11pm Whooda:

Townsend wasn't "researching" the images in the local cafe you know.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:12pm bill:

Whood: skip it.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:12pm Peteski:

Alice Cooper was huge. In the 8th Kathleen Storch stitched "ALICE" into the back pocket of her hip huggers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:12pm efd:

nice memory, Peteski!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:13pm Danne D:

Yes and Asia had short names b/c manager Brian Lane believed in short names - they appear larger on the marquee
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:13pm V Priceless:

haha @ hip huggers!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:13pm mariano:

You know, @Danne, I think about that a lot: the cultural shift between '32 and '74 is so much more extreme than between /74 and now.
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:13pm phat:

Zeppelin kept Atlantic Records alive for years, too.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:14pm Whooda:

V Priceless and I and other were having the discussion of greatest guitarist rankings a while back on another board, sorry to disturb your cocoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:14pm efd:

Fron the Snoop Sisters to WFMU!
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:14pm Chris M.:

man, i am *loving* this show. great job, funk!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:14pm V Priceless:

Fine show, efd!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 10:14pm Stevel:

"Cadaver eyes..."
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:15pm Chop Scott:

Great show EFD!!! Cheers...
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:15pm john:

School's Out swept through North Street School the year before (at least the big kids in fifth and sixth grade), opening the door wide for Billion Dollar Babies, which one girl brought to play in art class that spring. All the more exciting because it had been recorded in the house the band was living in only about a mile away from our school.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:15pm patro:

I saw Alice Cooper on this tour, I think, I was 15 or 16 at the time. Flo & Eddie were the opener. Alice got his head cut off for a grand finale.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:15pm efd:

gosh, thanks you guys! I'm enjoying it too!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:16pm mariano:

Is he singing about the Grateful Dead?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:16pm efd:

Oh yeah, john, we didn't really talk about it in the interview but the book spends a LOT of time talking about that house in Connecticut.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:17pm Danne D:

Different Book but to give a little context to 1973 (cherry picking from the back of the book 1973 Nervous Breakdown):
1/1/73 Clemente dies in plane crash
1/22/73 Roe v Wade decision
4/14/73 World Trade Center Dedicated
5/17/13 Senate begins televised Watergate Hearings
8/9/73 Jesus Christ Superstar Released
9/20/73 Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in Battle of Sexes tennis match
11/17/13 Nixon declares "I am not a crook"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:17pm Holly in NC:

@Jake - My 1st exposure to Alice also via jukebox at the foodstand at the local beach, played by local older (30ish?) motorcycle dude who chose to hang out w 10 yr olds. Funny we 10 yr olds didn't find that odd (hey, he gave us quarters for the jukebox!), and luckily he wasn't a pedo, at least not actively.

Sigh, Jukebox at the beach. Beach free, jukebox a quarter. Kids these days will never know. Also Good Humor Cherry Bombes, Bomb Pops, and that thing with the gumball at the bottom.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:17pm V Priceless:

@ John - where was this? Michigan?
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:18pm V Priceless:

oh right, The Galesi Mansion!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:18pm Danne D:

Kind of fuck you to All You Need is Love, isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 10:18pm Stevel:

God help me, I love the humping parts so.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:18pm Lonely Planet Boy:

efd - not 100% certain of track on Snoop Sis's. Maybe Bittersweet Symphony instead?
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:19pm bill:

Alice always belonged on Broadway. Maybe his time has arrived.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:20pm mariano:

Aw yeah! Love Song Remains the Same!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:20pm efd:

He almost appeared on Broadway in 1973, as you'll hear in a bit...
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:21pm Danne D:

that's my take on that long part of "I Love the Dead" anyway
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:21pm bill:

best LZ song
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:21pm mariano:

Alice Cooper talked once in an interview about how Mae West came to one of his shows and totally got it: she said it was pure modern vaudeville.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:21pm Chop Scott:

EFD! This touches the core, I thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:21pm efd:

my pleasure, Scott!
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:22pm john:

Greenwich, Connecticut. I've got a story or two about the house, and local high schoolers a few years older than I have more--apparently the guys were mostly well-liked by anyone who knew them around town. Scads of wholly imaginary tales have cropped up over the years, including some that people I know swear are true but which bear no possible relation to objective reality. Factoid: Bette Davis was apparently a near neighbor, in her elderly drunk years. She may have been somewhat less popular.
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:22pm phat:

I wonder if you could get away with this kind of big dumb rock ambition anymore?
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:23pm ron in S FL:

Great show EFD! How could the critics pan this, compared to what? Definitely their most progressive release.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 10:23pm BadGuyZero:

If I recall correctly Mott the Hoople was the first rock band to play on Broadway. Queen opened.
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:23pm phat:

Soundgarden came close.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:23pm Barkevious Shabazz:

If you have the misfortune to be dragged into the "music has has been liberated/hindered by the internet" argument, a listen to this show on the archive should shorten that conversation.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:24pm Whooda:

@Phat What do you think Lady GaGa is all about?
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:24pm mariano:

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward lived in Greenwich too, didn't they?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:24pm Holly in NC:

@Danee - Of your list, the only thing that resonated w. me at the time = Jesus Christ Superstar. Day by day.. oh dear lord... EARWORM

Now, Roe v Wade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:24pm Alex of Chicago:

The bit of the interview I caught was great. I'll catch the rest in the archives.
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:25pm phat:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:25pm efd:

Thanks Ron! We'll be talking some about the critics' reaction in a bit.
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:25pm phat:

@efd, that was on the air, yes.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:25pm john:

@mariano: No, they were in Westport. A little more showbizzy, though we had Diana Ross, for our sins.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:25pm ron in S FL:

@BadGuyZero, that was a great show. They were both killer.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:26pm bill:

I remember sitting with friends in a Frankfurt subway station asking passersby for change. A businessman gave us a bill. We bought a bottle of wine and hung out with the drug dealers at Escheneimer park.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:26pm Whooda:

@phat Granted she's not 70's rock but I don't think anyone wants to cover old ground.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:27pm efd:

john, didn't the house burn down a couple of years after the Alice Cooper crew cleared out? I think that's mentioned in the book but I can't remember exactly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:27pm JakeGould:

@Holly, I have a similar memory. I grew up in Brooklyn 1 block away from the Brighton Beach boardwalk & the sea. Yeah, its as junky & gross, but still magical. Also, 30 year old hanging with 10 year olds… Well, there was this one acid casualty in the neighborhood. Name was Bill. Had to be late 20s. Big Jewfro. Anyway, my mom would make him cheese sandwiches & give him cans of juice. The deal? He stood watch over the neighborhood kids playing & if someone came near us he’s start screaming at them. Fucking magic!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:27pm V Priceless:

@ BadGuy - Yes, I believe you are correct! Mott w/'73-era Queen - wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:28pm efd:

@phat, that was just to remind everyone that they're listening to WFMU and not a real radio station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:28pm Holly in NC:

I got huge hickeys to this song (love reign o'er me) - NOT in 1973! Closer to '83.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:29pm mariano:

@john: Oh yeah, that's right. Westport.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:29pm mariano:

@Holly: Spontaneous hickeys?
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:29pm Whooda:

@Holly I guess you told your mom you got your neck too close to the capstan shaft in the cassette player?
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:30pm bill:

EFD, like to see you top that WHO finale
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:30pm P-90:

@ Holly in NC: "Day by Day" is from Godspell, not Superstar. 1973 was the year the movie version of Superstar was released, not the album, just to clarfy
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:30pm jes:

Although I gather I'm about the same age as EFD (and many other commenters here), and I am enjoying the interview segments, the all '73 playlist doesn't invoke pleasant nostalgia for me. Rather, it reminds me of how much I hated bands like this, and how bad the radio of that era was, until punk finally broke through.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:31pm V Priceless:

@ John - yeah, have heard Alice talk about neighboring Bette Davis! Have been fortunate enough to meet all the Coopers (except Glen - RIP) - the sweetest, funniest guys you could ever imagine!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:32pm Whooda:

@Jes It's obvious we had better weed than you did :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:32pm efd:

hey jes! Totally hear you, and in fact I talk about how this led to the rise of punk a little later on in the interview.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:33pm john:

The house did burn down a few years later, but I'm not sure if they were still renting it or not. I think Alice might have been, but I know they were in California at the time. More to the point, drummer Neal Smith seems to have enjoyed it so much he now sells real estate in Connecticut. And yeah, V, people who ran into the band all said they were very nice guys.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:33pm mariano:

@P-90: The movie of Godspell has some great shots of NYC in the early 70s, and one of the songs concludes with them all dancing on top of one of the Twin Towers, which were still under construction. I love that song "Where Are You Going?".
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:33pm Fuzzy:

No weed for me then...Ritalin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:33pm efd:

in fact, now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:34pm Holly in NC:

I still love Gregg Bowen TLA. 'nuff said.

And I did convince my Mom that the close to 3rd degree perfectly circular motorcycle muffler burn on the back of my leg was due to sputtering fat from the fryolator at my job. Psych!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:34pm Whooda:

Back stage 'knee pad' That is classic!
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:34pm john:

I meant, ran into them here in town. Never heard anything but the nicest things about any of them, then or now.
  Wed. 4/2/14 10:35pm jes:

Excellent timing, huh?
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:35pm V Priceless:

@ mariano - Godspell is a brilliant body of work musically, IMO.
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:35pm phat:

this is a great interview
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:36pm efd:

@jes Your $10 is in the mail.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:36pm efd:

Thanks, phat
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:37pm mariano:

@V Priceless: yeah, I love it too. I always wanted to hear Elvis Costello cover "Turn Back, O Man." With JC Superstar, I really like the original album, but not the movie so much. Who can beat Ian Gillan's messianic set of pipes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:38pm Holly in NC:

@P-90 - You are so corrrect. Thank you. But I still have that darn song stuck in my head now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 10:39pm Andrew Waterloo:

I still say Led Zeppelin is a right of passage for most 17 year olds.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:40pm Fuzzy:

"Day By Day" is so Second Grade -- I've dug that song for most of my life now!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:41pm Whooda:

Someone on the boards recently mentioned that Keith Moon is responsible for "That will float like a lead zeppelin" when he was approached to be the drummer of the band, if so, even the musicians had doubts about the concept too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 10:43pm Andrew Waterloo:

People were still seeing them as the Yardbirds reformed at that point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:43pm efd:

one final part of the interview to go, fyi
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:44pm Danne D:

out of my braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain on the traaaaaaaaain :)
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:44pm mariano:

@Fuzzy: Yeah, in 2nd & 3rd grade we sang "Day By Day" and the Carpenters' "Sing a Song."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:44pm efd:

Yeah, I think Moon's comment was more about the thought that there could be a new Yardbirds, not so much related to the music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:44pm Barkevious Shabazz:

5:15 is a real rip and a tear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:45pm efd:

one of the best horn parts of any rock song
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:45pm phat:

Tightly undone
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:45pm mariano:

There's some good Youtube clips of Townsend and other 60s rockers saying that they just don't like Zep, even though they're friends with the guys, since Page and Jones had played session gigs for a lot of those guys.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:46pm V Priceless:

@ phat - you read my mind! Brilliant lyric!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:46pm Whooda:

That makes sense, because they wouldn't find another Clapton, Beck, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:47pm Barkevious Shabazz:

The horns in My Wife are pretty natch too.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:47pm Danne D:

and an underrated piano part, efd :)
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:47pm phat:

those lyrics verge on the obscene
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:47pm efd:

True enough!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 10:48pm Andrew Waterloo:

This reminds me of grade 10 guitar.
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:49pm phat:

This was a B-side for heavens sake
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:50pm Fuzzy:

I will always love you, Karen Eager! No hickies, just a real fun weekend after my piss-poor take on this song back in '88...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 10:50pm Stevel:

Also strange that these three bands were probably not big fans of each other, but I loved them all, immediately upon introduction. They each had a distinct personality.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:51pm chris_in_space:

@mariano If most of those 60s rockers are like Keef, they put much of the Led Zep waryness on the heavy feet of one John Bonham.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:51pm Whooda:

Try to imagine that guitar work/sound only four or five years earlier. It is the imagination and creativity that counts here. Heart covered LZ but they weren't Lz
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:53pm Fuzzy:

Lez Zeppelin do a pretty good job -- I was lucky enough to see them a few years back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:54pm chris_in_space:

@Fuzzy At O2 Arena?
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:54pm phat:

I never noticed the bassline from the ispy theme on there.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:55pm V Priceless:

By the way, I think 'Generation Landslide' has to have some of the greatest lyrics ever written!
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 10:55pm Fuzzy:

@chris: No, Northhampton, MA, 2006.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:55pm Whooda:

DJ Evan Funk Davies I haven't stopped smiling. Most grins per spins tonight.
     Wed. 4/2/14 10:55pm phat:

Its a mashup of Bond and I-Spy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:55pm efd:

Alright, happy to hear it!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:56pm mariano:

@chris: yeah, good point, hard to imagine LZ with Moon, though if there is an afterlife it's something I wouldn't mind seeing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:56pm efd:

You're one set ahead of me, V Priceless!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 10:56pm Holly in NC:

I am astonished (and happy) that I can still sing along to Houses of the Holy & Quadrophenia in toto.

New project - Alice (currently can only do the 'hits', bad me)

@Fuzzy! I miss Hamp so much!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:57pm V Priceless:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 10:57pm Stevel:

I learned things from this music. What is the St. Vitus Dance? Not something pleasant! Certainly, Cooper unlocked the door that led to Punk for me.

I always equated Alice Cooper with The Damned, (for obvious reasons,) and the Gothic light did shine.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 10:59pm V Priceless:

@ Stevel - after a Damned gig, I asked Dave Vanian what his fave Cooper record was...his reply? "Probably something off of 'Killer' "!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:00pm Stevel:

V Priceless: Re. Generation Landslide: Agreed. Tremendous lyrics. Bet Paul Westerberg listened to that song more than once. (That's not an insult.)

RE: Vanium: Neat story. I saw them in 82, Replacements opened. Blew 'em away. Still, I got to see a midwest crowd gob the Damned, which, while gross, was cool,
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:01pm Chop Scott:

Bob Ezrin. Brilliant producer.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:01pm V Priceless:

I agree 100% that AC was a gateway drug to punk for me and countless others!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:01pm V Priceless:

Michael Bruce = God
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:04pm Fuzzy:

@Holly: Yeah -- western MA is nice; I wanna get back out that way soon. Maybe I'll do some bike camping this summer and head on out.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:04pm phat:

You know who I think is terribly underrated from the time: Mountain.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:05pm phat:

I miss Northampton too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:05pm Holly in NC:

Tying threads together, saw the Damned @ Pearl Street in Northampton - 1986, I think?
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:05pm Fuzzy:

Let's all go bike camping then!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:06pm V Priceless:

Damned - I love those guys - just the best..and still going strong!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:07pm Whooda:

@Fuzzy count me in, I pulled the Trek 720 out today, she carries the luggage front and back, tent and stove already packed. Let's Go!
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:07pm Fuzzy:

I'mma invite Leslie West too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:08pm Holly in NC:

@phat - If I could afford to move back I would in a heartbeat.

And camping, yes. Burlingame in Rhode Island, right outside of Narragansett/Point Judith is a wonderful site. Lobster over the open flame, oh yeah...
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:10pm 12539:

Great interview, Evan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:10pm Holly in NC:

5 to 1 babe, 1 in 5, no one here gets out alive...
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:10pm phat:

Wow, The Rain Song always makes me shiver.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:10pm mariano:

Great interview, thanks! The live version of Rain Song is great too, from the Song Remains soundtrack.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:10pm Fuzzy:

@Whooda: Awesome! I gotta pump up the tires on my Trek 6500 SLR and get out there. Only a rear rack and pans and a Camelbak here -- I travel light!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:11pm V Priceless:

Great interview - gotta grab that book! Nice work, efd! Thank-you! Time for a little Mellotron action!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:11pm efd:

Thanks you guys! Yeah, I highly recommend the book -- needless to say, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:12pm Stevel:

Amazing show.

Please, everyone, keep posting, I'm in very familiar territory here. I'm reading everything.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:12pm phat:

yeah, I've considered going back but haven't really figured out how. (also, I'm making a whole wheat pizza right now, not the same thing as Pizza Factory)
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:12pm Whooda:

Super Fuzzy! I only started the luggage last year. Upstate NY is a great area to bike / camp. Several long smooth bike trails too.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:14pm phat:

Man, I'm getting antsy for the drums to come in... amazing.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:14pm Fuzzy:

@Whooda: now ya got me thinking! Gotta get me a tent and fart sack pronto!
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:15pm phat:

There it is.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:15pm mariano:

Hey, please archive this fast, got a friend on his way over, been through a tough time lately, this would be perfect for him. Got your drums now, @phat!
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:15pm Chris M.:

you sold me a book tonight
  Wed. 4/2/14 11:15pm P-90:

"fart sack"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:16pm Holly in NC:

@efd - Houses of the Holy is a great album. Looking forward to No Quarter, yes?

PIZZA FACTORY!!! OMG . Many of my friends worked at PF, including my ex husband, **I still have a Pizza Factory windbreaker ca. late 80s, yes I do**
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:16pm Fuzzy:

Sleeping bag
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:16pm efd:

WFMU super-volunteer Rebecca is usually pretty quick on turning the archives around (honestly, I don't know when she sleeps) -- should be available no more than an hour after the show is over.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:16pm mariano:

Fart sack? I have a new insult!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:17pm mariano:

Thanks, @efd, didn't mean to sound bossy, it's all enthusiasm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:17pm efd:

Glad to hear it Chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:17pm Cubicle Carl:

Oh man, this Led Zep song was the song that made me realize I was different from the other kids. This song introduced worlds beyond to me. Of course, when I heard the Sex Pistols and the Ramones years later, all that was undone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:17pm efd:

Understood, Mariano!
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:18pm phat:

Best pizza I've ever had. I haven't been back since '86. I need to get back there.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:18pm V Priceless:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:18pm efd:

Holly, I figured "Rain Song" would serve as the representative Long Song from Houses Of The Holy so probably no "No Quarter" I'm afraid.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:18pm Whooda:

Better not invite your sweetheart into the 'fart sack' during the camping though, only wives put up with that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:18pm Stevel:

"La dit da dit dah!"

First verse is untouchable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:20pm efd:

Not many songs namechecking Kresge's!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:20pm V Priceless:

go Alice go!!
  Wed. 4/2/14 11:20pm P-90:

qu'est-ce que-c'est "fart sack"?
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:20pm phat:

These lyrics are fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:20pm Stevel:

Who wrote this song?
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:20pm V Priceless:

or the Colgate Invisible shield!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:20pm Whooda:

I only just now caught the (Dylan?) lyrics sample in this song.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:21pm Fuzzy:

La Fart Sack es una bolsa para dormir.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:22pm V Priceless:

Dylan said Alice is a very underrated lyricist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:22pm efd:

@Stevel, written by the full band - each member is listed in the credits
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:22pm phat:

You, were under the impression that when you working forwards that you end up further onwards..
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:23pm Fuzzy:

...y tambien es el nombre de mi banda nueva!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:23pm Stevel:

Interesting. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:23pm Risky:

Just watched an Ayn Rand documentary and this track really speaks VOLUMES to me! Thanks EFD.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:23pm Whooda:

@V I guess he WOULD say that if Alice is singing Dylan lyrics. hehe
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:23pm phat:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:23pm Holly in NC:

@efd - I guess No Quarter vs Rain Song is like Yankees vs Red Sox. Except not really, as while I prefer NQ I like both ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:25pm Holly in NC:

And for those who care about NCAA basketball - go Wisconsin!!
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:25pm phat:

I bought this album in Northampton.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:25pm Whooda:

V you beat me to the clicky-star on this one.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:25pm Chris M.:

for some reason Quadrophenia sounds better when you take it song by song instead of playing the whole way through :)
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:25pm phat:

Saw the movie at midnight at the So. Hadley mall. Man...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:27pm Cubicle Carl:

These songs also all sound better on WFMU than they do on a classic rock station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:27pm Barkevious Shabazz:

As good as Q is, it is bested by By Numbers. But not by much.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:27pm V Priceless:

@ Whoo - I got the whole freakin' show starred, seems!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:28pm Whooda:

@Phat wasn't Sting a perfect cast for his character in the movie?
  Wed. 4/2/14 11:28pm herb.nyc:

Imagine if EVERY person who saw those 1973 arena shows formed their own bands!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:28pm Whooda:

I think this is the song where Sting's scooter get's stolen and dumped off the cliff, not sure.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:28pm phat:

@whooda, I agree.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:29pm phat:

yeah, it's the last scene. "Bellboy!"
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:30pm neilwarren:

@efd, such an excellent show (as always)!!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:30pm Whooda:

Too much good stuff to be legal. What a great show and sharing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:31pm Holly in NC:

@phat - did you ever get the silly Pizza Factory dessert pizza with the canned apple pie filling on top?

Also, when my housemate borrowed my winter coat last year (purchased from a Northampton thrift store ~1988, it's a great coat that I have never needed to wear in North Carolina) he found a movie ticket stub from the S. Hadley mall, no lie! Not Quadrophenia though.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:32pm phat:

Holy shit! John Lurie?!
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:33pm phat:

@holly I never did try that. I don't even remember it. It sounds horrible! But I'll have to try it if they still have it (if I ever make it back there).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:34pm Stevel:

Holly is correct: On Wisconsin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:34pm efd:

Yep, John Lurie! Tuesday morning!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:34pm Whooda:

I did get to see Steve Marriott in Sacramento in a small bar in '82. He was everything they said he was, both good and bad.
  Wed. 4/2/14 11:34pm Eric:

Thin Lizzy has an incredible catalog of tracks that never made it to classic rock radio
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:34pm Fuzzy:

"Are you ready, Steve? Andy? Mick? All right fellas -- LET'S GO!!!"
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:36pm phat:

I just read an amazing story about him the other day.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:36pm Whooda:

Recently watched a Youtube documentary on Thin Lizzy, very complete and explanatory.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:37pm phat:

I definitely do not get enough Humble Pie in my life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:37pm JakeGould:

So is he in LA or NYC? Does he still have that loon ball stalking him? Hope not.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:38pm phat:

Ooh La La came out in '73, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:38pm Holly in NC:

@phat - it was horrible, don't try it! We used to get it for free in addition to our regular order as a 'perk' of knowing the drivers. Was OK when one was under 20 and drunk on Black Label beer.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:38pm mariano:

Weird coincidence, but one of the former Lounge Lizards, Michael Blake, lives right across the street from me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:39pm Holly in NC:

@Eric - SO true.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:40pm V Priceless:

Any chance of a little "Baby's On Fire" for '73's sake? : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:40pm Holly in NC:

Oh, I miss good Aerosmith.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:40pm efd:

Fuzzy, apparently "Ballroom Blitz" was indeed recorded in 1973, but not released until '74 so I decided not to include it. I do have the first Sweet album here, though...
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:40pm Chop Scott:

Seriously KILLER show EFD!
  Wed. 4/2/14 11:40pm Joe From Laghman:

Really digging the show today. I read the book the last time I was in the USA, was impressed by it. Its an era we will never see again, and it defined what it meant to be a big time rock star. Where are my bellbottoms?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:41pm JakeGould:

This show was great. Off to slumberville.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:42pm phat:

I'm getting seriously too nostalgic for my own good.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:43pm Danne D:

wow this Terre T intro song was recorded in 1973? ;o)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:43pm Stevel:

Hey! Terri T is on. Oh...

Another song I didn't naturally place in this year. Wow.
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:44pm Fuzzy:

@efd: s'all good! What an excellent trip down memory lane this show has been! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:44pm Holly in NC:

funny - now when I hear this I expect to hear Terre T's show :-)
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:45pm V Priceless:

The Mott live record had a huge impact on me in '73, along w/Aladdin Sane, of course!
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:45pm Danne D:

I do believe this show has set the record for most Led Zeppelin songs played in one radio programme without the announcer (or a sounder) saying "GET THE LED OUT"
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:46pm Fuzzy:

Funny how you didn't play "Midnight At The Oasis" tonight, though! ;-)
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:46pm V Priceless:

I stand corrected - I think the Mott live record was released in '74, though I could be wrong! I may be thinking of "Mott" - equally brilliant! Bands cranked out records back then, damn!
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:47pm phat:

Oh man. Thin Lizzy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:47pm efd:

HA HA, Fuzzy! I think that was actually released in '74 though. :)
Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:47pm Chop Scott:

YES--Thin Lizzy. Massive hugs to you EFD!
  Wed. 4/2/14 11:47pm Eric:

Avatar Wed. 4/2/14 11:48pm Fuzzy:

@efd: Yep, just re-read that Wiki page...you win again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:49pm Holly in NC:

Little Girl In Bloom?
  Wed. 4/2/14 11:49pm john:

Awesome record all the way through, Vagabonds! Maybe my fave of all we've heard tonight. Maybe.
  Wed. 4/2/14 11:52pm Eric:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:52pm Holly in NC:

super sweet!
  Wed. 4/2/14 11:53pm Michael from the Left Coast:

I'm loving this show so much I'll be listening to it again tomorrow from the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:53pm Cubicle Carl:

Bell Records!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 4/2/14 11:53pm Andrew Waterloo:

I still have a hard time with Steven Tyler's voice circa 73.
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:53pm phat:

I just wanna go roller skating to J. Giels Band right now.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:54pm V Priceless:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:54pm Holly in NC:

Little Willy is 1972!! It is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:55pm efd:

Hey, thanks so much again everyone for listening, and thanks to all who commented for your great comments all night. See you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:55pm efd:

But the album is 1973, Holly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:55pm chris_in_space:

Right on @efd. Another show for the ages.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:55pm V Priceless:

Thank-you, EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/2/14 11:56pm Holly in NC:

Thank you, efd
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:57pm mariano:

Thanks, @efd!
     Wed. 4/2/14 11:57pm 12539:

Thanks, Mr Funk.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:57pm Whooda:

Thanks DJ EFD and thanks to Michael Walker too.
Avatar    Wed. 4/2/14 11:58pm Danne D:

Thanks for such a wonderful show, Evan :)
Have a great night everyone :)
Bye Holly :)
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