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Options October 8, 2014: MAYHEM IN THE PM: THE MAYHEMMING! 3 hours of power-pop, post-punk, new wave and punk from 1977-1982! (week 2 of WFMU's Silent Fundraiser and Mascot Contest)

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It's week two of WFMU's Silent Fundraiser and Mascot Contest, and I've put together a special show to remind you of how awesome WFMU is (not to mention my show in particular! right?!), and hopefully to motivate you to pledge.

Tonight it's the eagerly awaited return of Mayhem In The PM! Yes, it's another three hours of nothing but power-pop, post-punk, new wave and punk records (yes, RECORDS) from 1977ish through 1982, presented in a Top 40 style just like I used to do on WNYU's New Afternoon Show* a long long time ago. You'll hear some of your old favorites and some others that'll become new faves instantly!

Now, because this is a SILENT fundraiser I won't be talking about it much at all during my show which means I'm depending on the written word to convince you to PLEASE PLEDGE! We're asking for your help so we can outfit our recently opened performance space, Monty Hall, with some key audio gear and an instrument backline so that having a show in Monty Hall doesn't disrupt the station's live recording studio.

If you've already pledged, THANK YOU! Your support is greatly appreciated. If not,
P L E A S E   P L E D G E   N O W !

Stay tuned for more exciting special shows all month, and please take a moment to Like The Evan "Funk" Davies Show on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Thank you.!


*I really recommend reading this article to get a better understanding of the inspiration for tonight's show.

Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
ian dury & the blockheads  hit me with your rhythm stick   Options 7"  stiff  1979   
leisure process  love cascade   Options   epic uk  1981  0:03:23 ()
the cramps  goo goo muck   Options psychedelic jungle  irs  1981  0:07:08 ()
the cyclones  you're so cool   Options 7"  little ricky  1981  0:10:02 ()
killing joke  change   Options s/t  eg  1980  0:13:24 ()
huang chung  china   Options 7"  arista uk    0:16:46 ()
4" be 2"  frustration   Options 7"  wea uk    0:20:20 ()
girls at our best  politics   Options 7"  record records  1980  0:23:03 ()
the frankies  yo yo   Options 7"      0:26:45 ()
patrick d. martin  computer datin'   Options 12" ep  irs  1981  0:29:15 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
4" be 2" 
all of the lads   Options 12"      0:32:18 ()
pete shelley  i don't know what it is   Options 7"  genetic    0:37:39 ()
lords of the new church  russian roulette   Options s/t  irs  1980  0:40:53 ()
svt  heart of stone   Options va-declaration of independents  stiff    0:44:48 ()
private lives  because you're young   Options 7"  chrysalis  1982  0:48:06 ()
the selecter  on my radio   Options va-this are two tone  chrysalis    0:50:54 ()
adam and the ants  los rancheros   Options kings of the wild frontier  epic    0:53:40 ()
manicured noise  faith   Options       0:57:47 ()
the yachts  yachting type   Options s.o.s.  polydor    1:00:55 ()
the fleshtones  shadow line   Options roman gods  irs  1981  1:03:17 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
lizzy mercier-descloux 
mission impossible theme   Options 7"  ze  1979  1:06:34 ()
spizzenergi  soldier soldier   Options 7"  rough trade  1979  1:09:18 ()
the professionals  join the professionals   Options 7"  virgin  1981  1:12:54 ()
ian lloyd  slip away   Options 7"  scotti bros  1979  1:16:18 ()
the swinging laurels  peace of mind   Options 7"  albion  1981  1:19:41 ()
medium medium  hungry, so angry   Options 12" ep  cachalot / cherry red    1:24:44 ()
the bureau  only for sheep   Options 7"  wea  1981  1:27:48 ()
the senders  6th street   Options seven song super single  max's kansas city  1980  1:31:08 ()
nervus rex  don't look   Options 7"  the cleverly named record company    1:33:21 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
human league 
        1:36:58 ()
wire  dot dash   Options 7"  harvest  1978  1:40:41 ()
the gas  the finger   Options emotional warfare  polydor  1981  1:43:07 ()
the method actors  the method   Options 7"  armageddn  1981  1:46:31 ()
lene lovich  say when   Options 12"  stiff    1:51:17 ()
positive noise  charm   Options 7"  statik  1981  1:54:42 ()
department s  going left right   Options 7"  stiff    1:57:18 ()
new math  they walk among you   Options they walk among you 12" ep  415    2:00:23 ()
bad manners  got no brains   Options 7"  magnet  1982  2:04:08 ()
spandau ballet  the freeze   Options       2:08:20 ()
endgames  we feel good (future's looking fine)   Options 7"  mercury    2:11:34 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
rhoda with the special a.k.a. 
theme from the boiler   Options 7"  2 tone    2:16:01 ()
the stranglers  duchess   Options 7"  ua    2:19:39 ()
the higsons  it goes waap   Options 12"  waap    2:22:28 ()
splodgenessabounds  simon templar   Options 7"  deram  1980  2:28:05 ()
robyn hitchcock  brenda's iron sledge   Options black snake diamond role  armageddon    2:30:48 ()
heaven 17  play to win   Options 12"  b.e.f./virgin    2:33:51 ()
mo-dettes  white mice   Options 7"  rough trade    2:40:04 ()
delmontes  tous les soirs   Options 7"  rational    2:43:58 ()
neats  six   Options va-propeller product 7" ep  propeller    2:47:00 ()
the damned  billy bad breaks   Options friday the 13th ep  nems    2:49:55 ()
polyrock  romantic me   Options 7"  rca  1980  2:52:57 ()
the db's  neverland   Options 7"  albion  1981  2:56:03 ()

Did I mention P L E A S E   P L E D G E   N O W !


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:03pm Holly in NC:

Evening!
Avatar    Wed. 10/8/14 9:03pm Danne D:

Hi Holly :)

Hi EFD :)
Hi everyone :)

This is a rather risque selection for Mr Davies
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:06pm JakeGould:

Hey! Hey! Hay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:07pm Holly in NC:

Hi Danne ! :-)
Hi Jake!
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 9:08pm Loretta:

hey everyone!
hi Evan!!
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:08pm Timmy Sommer:

I've never even hear of Leisure Process. Though it is vaguely familiar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 9:08pm Stevel:

Rhythm sticks, love cascades. Sounding like a soft-core Victorian bodice-ripper.

I'M IN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Cramps feel soo good...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:09pm Alex of Chicago:

Perfect season for The Cramps. Hi everyone. I'm pledging tonight, promise.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:09pm Ken Temkin:

Nice to listen without worrying about missing class.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:10pm Timmy Sommer:

the happiest, literally, I ever saw Ken Temkin is when Lux stole his hat at a Cramps show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 9:10pm bobdoesthings:

good evening all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:10pm efd:

holy moly, Tim AND Ken on the same playlist! Hi guys, and welcome everyone! Probably not a lot of commenting from me with all these short songs!
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:11pm Timmy Sommer:

There were classes at NYU?
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:12pm Timmy Sommer:

drummer is a little on the rack tom on this one
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:12pm john:

It's like my favorite three hours of every weekday all over again!
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:12pm Weems:

Present!
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:13pm Timmy Sommer:

you should play cool by pylon right after this
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:13pm Ken Temkin:

Hey Weems-our annual reunion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:13pm JakeGould:

Evan, then maybe you need to get some taller songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:14pm Holly in NC:

Ah, the annual playing of the Cyclones. I could switch off now & be a happy woman - but of course I'll stay tuned in & be even happier! :-)

Hi Loretta, Steve1, bobdoesthings, Alex, RRN63 & everyone else, new & old friends...
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:15pm Timmy Sommer:

oh shoot you mentioned martin rushent. you know i am interviewing Billy Idol LIVE ON STAGE tomorrow as part of his keynote thing at the CBGB's fest and I was going to ask him about Martin Rushent. figured that would throw him for a loop
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:15pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Killing Joke's high water. Except maybe Psyche.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:16pm joe:

'ello folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:17pm joe:

love me the Killing Joke
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:18pm john:

Oh, lots of great Killing Joke trax. Revelations is still the creepiest album I've ever heard. Came home a little worse for wear one night thirty-plus years ago and turned on the stereo at 3am--that was what was on the turntable. Don't think I slept for a week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 9:19pm chris:

jeezus h skippy christmas on a cracker, i've stumbled onto an outstanding show here. thanks, efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 9:20pm Stevel:

Was the show five days a week? Read the article. Y'all were influential-like.

We got pieces of this sort of playlist in Madison, but it was inconsistent. I remember listening very HARD when cool stuff was on the radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:20pm JakeGould:

Killing Joke’s debut album is amazing.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:21pm Timmy Sommer:

now THIS is music
i love this song SO MUCH and have TOTALLY FAILED to find it on youtube or any download
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 9:21pm Loretta:

hello Holly ~ enjoying the show tonight for sure...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:21pm efd:

Timmy, I think this 4" Be 2" record used to be yours.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:22pm Weems:

As a matter of fact, what are your degrees in Ken, Tim, Funk?

I have a BFA in Radio. I tell people it's "communications", but it is in fact, radio.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:22pm Timmy Sommer:

note (future) bananarama girls on rear sleeve
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:23pm jon:

hi evan and everyone commenting tonight. im jumping on the killing joke love train too. it is a great record
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:23pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Lydon's brother, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:25pm JakeGould:

4" be 2" www.discogs.com...
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:25pm Timmy Sommer:

omigod i forgot about this song
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:25pm Ken Temkin:

Weems-believe it or not, double major in Econ/Accounting.

Funk-you're killing it tonight.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:26pm Timmy Sommer:

jesus how weird i actually saw this band
either funk or ken must have been with me
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:26pm JakeGould:

Frustration 7" www.discogs.com...
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:27pm Ken Temkin:

Always liked The Delmontes after GAOB
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:27pm efd:

Ken, I thought about it! Have a Delmontes single or two with me
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:28pm Timmy Sommer:

i have not ever heard this song not once
how weird is that
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 9:29pm petey:

hey evan. checkin' in from Los Angelitos. Gonna grab a burrito coz i don't like cheetoz
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:29pm Holly in NC:

@Timmy - Perhaps odder, I just downloaded this song earlier this evening, after quite a long term search!
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 9:29pm petey:

also have you seen my dog hutch on the pet mascot contest?
Avatar    Wed. 10/8/14 9:30pm Danne D:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:30pm daveB from Oakland:

Like that frankies song ... I'm a sucker for angular new wave guitar solos that aren't really solos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:31pm JakeGould:

Evan, not too clear what it is about this mix, but this is really a great set of stuff for my ears.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:31pm Timmy Sommer:

KEN AND EVAN if you're there -- here is something that's been REALLY bothering me -- there was an AMAZING single from this era called "Kiss You All Over" or something like that, by a band that i used to MIX UP with the Delmontes -- they had a name like the Espressos or something and it was A GREAT SONG and i can't find it because i can't remember the name of the damn band, woman singer, may have been scottish, single had a black or dark sleeve
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:33pm dB from Oakland:

Not getting much info from Google about the Frankies ... anyplace to learn more about them?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:35pm Alex of Chicago:

Glad I got to hear those last two for the first time. I will be playing those at work.
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 9:36pm Loretta:

Timmy ~ was that band named 'exile'?
Avatar    Wed. 10/8/14 9:36pm Danne D:

Whoa YOUNG EFD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:36pm Alex of Chicago:

Yes!
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:36pm Timmy Sommer:

no but thank you!
     Wed. 10/8/14 9:37pm 12539:

Expressos?
newwaveandbeyond.wordpress.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:37pm daveB from Oakland:

The young Funk!!
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:37pm Timmy Sommer:

WOW THANK YOU 12539!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:38pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Snatzotex!
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:38pm Ken Temkin:

Timmy-You are correct-It's the Expressos. One of my favorites songs ever-B Side. They were power pop geniuses.
     Wed. 10/8/14 9:38pm 12539:

Thank Google, Timmy.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:38pm linda:

Holy shit! Gary Cee is an old boyfriend!!!
Avatar    Wed. 10/8/14 9:39pm Danne D:

Barkevious :)
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:41pm Bluesman:

Pete sure is sporting a funky beard these days!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 9:41pm Stevel:

Saw Pete Shelley around this time. Sounded good. Club owner got pissed when the synth program screwed up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:42pm Holly in NC:

Oh, love love this Lords song...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:43pm efd:

linda, that's wild!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:43pm dB from Oakland:

Main thing I remember from Lords of the New Church is their super-creepy cover of "Like a Virgin"
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:43pm C:

Wow, TIME WARP!
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:43pm jon:

loretta __i want to kiss you all over til the night closes in. not a bad record at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:46pm Mike Sin:

I keep running over to the volume control and cranking this show just a little bit louder every few minutes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:46pm daveB from Oakland:

Love the music , love the peppy mike breaks ... This is good drive-all-night-long radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:46pm efd:

Folks, just want to quickly mention that we've got our Silent Fundraiser in progress - if you're able to make a pledge via the white box at the top left it'd be much appreciated! We've got new t-shirts and other swag as a reward for your support, plus you can enter your pet in our Mascot Contest!

I see the counter over on the top left has ticked up a bit since the show started which is awesome - thanks to everyone who's pledged! Keep 'em coming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:50pm Holly in NC:

@db from Oakland - If you want creepy Lords, check "Dreams & Desires" - or not - it hasn't aged particularly well. On the other hand their cover of Live for Today makes me happy :-)
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 9:51pm Loretta:

thanks, jon...
Avatar    Wed. 10/8/14 9:51pm Danne D:

The Selector :)
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 9:52pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Yay! Nice Selecter, EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:52pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Play to Win has the same claptrack as private lives, but is loads better.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:54pm Weems:

Guess the next record! I'm going Bad Manners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...interesting period ; inbetween the end of the Pistols & the dominance of MTV, just before CDs (Birth of Alternative - eventually REM makes it big...)
...exciting freedom from 'Old Wave' - but already wondering what will become of Punk's energy ; there's great spirit in these - but knowing now the path lead to MTV kinda puts the damper on for me...& then I ☆ most of them anyway...
- Lords' 'hit' 'Open Your Eyes' I liked...
- Yay - Selecter I don't know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 9:55pm Holly in NC:

I was an ant person.
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 9:55pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I only tuned in at the Lords Of The New Church, but from listening, and reading your playlist, it's obvious this show kicks ass.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:56pm Chris:

Hello from northern BC. I've been a long time fan of the show and the show tonight is so good that I had to pledge. Pointed Sticks would fit in nice tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 9:57pm Stevel:

Were these Ants the ones who split off to Bow Wow Wow? I don't remember their lineups.
  Wed. 10/8/14 9:58pm Ken Temkin:

Always thought The Bodysnatchers were the most underrated Two Tone band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:00pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Hording Manicured Noise 7 inches since '80!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:01pm efd:

Thanks so much for your pledge, Chris! Much appreciated! No Pointed Sticks tonight (not on my radar in those pre-internet days!) but will try to get to them in the next couple of weeks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:01pm Holly in NC:

@Steve1 - Kings of the Wild Frontier = post Bow Wow Wow defectors.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:02pm Stevel:

Never seen a sweatier show than Bow Wow Wow.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:05pm Weems:

Funk. The Yachts was relegated to the Ultraviolet playlist! Not NAS Material.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:06pm efd:

oh come on! I'm sure I played them on NAS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:06pm Stevel:

Wow. I just uploaded a related photo, inspired by the show, adn what's been sitting on my dining room table for a month, following a basement flood.

Pics of the Fleshtones, Johnathan Richman, Dee Dee.
scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:07pm Stevel:

Don't think I've heard a better album than Roman Gods. Played the HELL out of that. Everywhere. Driving. Sitting around.
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 10:09pm Wendy del Formaggio:

When I was a teenager, I remember Hugh as DJ on the NAS.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:09pm Holly in NC:

Bad flood - great photos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- nice Stevel ! ; looks like a drawing - ??! ...
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:10pm Jim Allen:

Hey Weems, I've already thanked EFD and Tim for this before, but thanks to you too for helping to form and inform my teenage musical brain back in the day.
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 10:11pm glenn:

oh holly, you'll LOVE this. - lockerdome.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:12pm Uncle Michael:

Quirky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:12pm Stevel:

RRN63. Can't draw. That's why I shot photos.

JR was shot with a 50mm lens. I love little clubs.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:13pm Matt:

Oh man. For a minute I thought it was 1980 again and I just came home from school to listen to the Evan Funk show on WNYU!! Great times!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Stevel : that right there is great choice of subject(s) - & a kewl composition as is !
@glenn: ...they forgot to say 'Simon Says'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:17pm Holly in NC:

@glenn - omg, when Simon lets himself be dragged right over Wash - that is serious cat obstinance.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:17pm Weems:

Thanks for remembering us Jim Allen!

Every song sounds better with each passing decade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:19pm Stevel:

RRN63. Thanks. I'm just glad I rescued them from a box.

In Madison we had our share of cool shows through. I talked the manager of Merlyn's (best club) into letting me in to shoot so I could sell him prints to frame for the walls. I was cheap.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:20pm Jim Allen:

Weems, wasn't it you who would throw soul tunes by people like Geno Washington into the NAS?
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:21pm Thomas Ferraro:

Hey NAS alums, I was faithful listener back in early/mid eighties. Loved EFD and Weems of course, but also Fox on the Run and PABLO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- who did the 'Slip Away' I know? Not simply TheCars? - maybe...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:22pm Uncle Michael:

Clarence Carter
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- cheers.
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 10:23pm glenn:

funny stuff, huh?
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:23pm Thierry:

Hi EFD, love your show, love that article you linked, love the name 'The Brooklyn Bugle',
smiled at that expression: 'the bong-laced indulgent blabbering' (of other college stations),
and since Blag Flag is mentionned, comes back to my memory their many shows at Maxwell's in the mid-eighties.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:23pm Stevel:

Clarence Carter in Swinging Laurels?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:24pm Uncle Michael:

Must be a different "Slip Away."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:25pm Holly in NC:

:-) Bitty, Cinder & Foster glare at you :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:26pm coelacanth:

Hello Evan "Funk" Davies and Funksters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:26pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay for Medium Medium!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:27pm Holly in NC:

Hello x2, coelacanth!
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:27pm Jim Allen:

This was truly the era of the double band name: Medium Medium, Liquid Liquid, Tirez Tirez, Duran Duran...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:27pm Uncle Michael:

Talk Talk
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:28pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Jim - Don't forget The The.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:28pm efd:

my standard line at the time was that Medium Medium, Liquid Liquid and Duran Duran were playing a show at the club called New York New York
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...not the ClarenceC. R&B 'Slip Away' (also excellent) - but a less 'synthy' version of this one...oh well...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:29pm Stevel:

Oingo Boingo lacked naming commitment.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:30pm Jim Allen:

The Bureau! They were basically Dexy's without Kevin Rowland, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:30pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Sounds like someone heard 7 Days is too Long..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:30pm Uncle Michael:

The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo...but they couldn't commit...for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:31pm coelacanth:

(there's also a "slip away" by ultravox.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...which is why you can't copyright a song title : ) ...
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 10:33pm glenn:

controller controller. who nobody's heard of, but are freaking great.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:38pm Thomas Ferraro:

I still have cassette somewhere of Pablo's show when he played Too Drunk to Fuck with no bleeping. I always wondered how he got away with that.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:38pm Jim Allen:

Glenn, who's Controller Controller?
Avatar    Wed. 10/8/14 10:39pm Danne D:

More Young EFD :D
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 10:40pm glenn:

a toronto disco metal funk punk band. a thousand times better than metric.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:41pm Uncle Michael:

Now that's boss radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:41pm Holly in NC:

Re Slip Away - Don Bryant & Tyrone Davis do excellent covers of CC's original.. Have also ascertained that I have different songs entitled "Slip Away" by Rayne, the Sidewinders, the Sedatives, and Hillow Hammet. Have also ascertained I have lots of music on this computer that...is not very good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:41pm Stevel:

^^Agreed
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:42pm G:

Awesome! Who was going out to Little Neck, Queens, from WNYU to get records?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:42pm Stevel:

Agreeing with UM, but I generally agree with Holly as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:43pm Uncle Michael:

college radio the way a Drake station woulda done it...too cool
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 10:43pm glenn:

harvest was a damn cool label.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:44pm Uncle Michael:

wow...what a sweet costello rip off!
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:44pm Jim Allen:

You mean Metro Records, Stevel? What an awesome place. Glad I made it out there, but always regretted not making it to 99 records when they had their store.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:45pm south river bob:

Good show as usual but I suddenly feel like the old fart that I am!....oy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:46pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Dot Dash and the original version of Academy Fight Song really only sound right on a 10 watt university signal on a platter with a shot belt.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:46pm Jim Allen:

south river bob, it's the opposite for me, suddenly I'm 13 again. :)
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:47pm Weems:

Time for Secret Affair!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:47pm coelacanth:

I have Dot Dash on a tape from Paul Cavenaugh's show on wfmu,on which also is "fuck you" by d.o.a.- 'sort of' interrupted with him saying "aw i played the wrong side!...oh well,what're you gonna do!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:48pm Stevel:

The top-40 approach of this show was genius. Reminds me of Michael Shelley and his #1 hits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:49pm Holly in NC:

Another point where Pylon w/b most apropos
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:51pm coelacanth:

Holly i just saw your post. So,since i totally love some Clarence Carter songs (esp "road to Love") & am a fan of Tyrone, i have some homework,dont i?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- not being anywhere near TheCity - can't imagine how different life woulda been w/ five days/week of this in 1980...
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:55pm Jim Allen:

Stevel, the funny thing is, having grown up on the NAS, I just figured that was what college radio was SUPPOSED to sound like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 10:57pm coelacanth:

i remember this. I called them talking heads wannabes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 10:58pm Stevel:

Jim Allen: Awesome.

I was lucky enough to have an amazing radio experience early on via KFML Denver. Initially as free-form as WFMU, except you'd hear violently different stuff in the same hour (Alice Cooper/London Philharmonic) It spoiled me. Good stations have been few and far between.
  Wed. 10/8/14 10:58pm Eddy in Australia:

Hi everyone. Tuned in late today (blame daylight savings) but just in time to hear Young EFD. Wow! That first set looks amazing. The rest ain't too shabby, either.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:00pm G W:

spandau ballet ? HairCut 100 ? Specials? Undertones? Here comes tim sommer. All the love evan . You are What we need.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:01pm EGT:

wouldn't miss a show back then
Won tons of tickets
I still have several cassettes of the new afternoon show
A couple of fave songs from then was Homosapien (long vera) and the Neats singing Six
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:02pm Holly in NC:

New Math!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:02pm coelacanth:

This could become the "go-to archive" for a party,or pre-party.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:03pm Jim Allen:

EGT, I'm always trying to track down '80s NAS tapes! I have a few digitized if you're up for swapping copies.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:03pm Bill W:

I was at NYU at the time, and I did go to class.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 11:04pm Stevel:

coelacanth: Absolutely.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:05pm Weems:

Funk. I am the pride of Rochester, NY!
Followed by the Chesterfield Kings, then New Math, Wegmans, Kodak, then Dugan.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:05pm Jim Allen:

Who was the NAS DJ who was from Rochester and would always talk up his hometown bands like New Math and Chesterfield Kings?
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:06pm Jim Allen:

Oh, duh! Sorry Weems, it was you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:08pm efd:

that was classic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- from WNYU I get the 'Plastic Tales from the Marshmallow Dimension' podcast now ; 'underground' it may be, New Wave it is not...
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:09pm G W:

I would like to know how Hugh Fink is doing.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:10pm Laura:

How about Heaven 17 or Dislocation Dance?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:13pm coelacanth:

fascist groove thing!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:14pm Weems:

Why is this just once a year???????????????????????????????????????????
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:15pm Eddy in Australia:

Is anyone going to mention the Bad Brains/Bad Manners situation?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:15pm efd:

absence makes the heart grow fonder, Weems!
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 11:15pm Fuzzy:

Psychic, Powerless...Another Man's Human Sexual Response!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:16pm Ken of Brooklyn:

Love to hear Janitor by the Suburban Lawns,,, loving tonight's show, and I remember your show from the 80's, I had just moved to NYC to attend art school, OY OY OY!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:18pm Eddy in Australia:

@Weems: Agreed, this is my favourite EFD Show of the year
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:20pm coelacanth:

Yes.'Haven't heard any Human Sexual Response yet!
Avatar    Wed. 10/8/14 11:20pm Danne D:

I'm rolling into the car now :)
thanks for this wonderful wonderful show Evan!
Have a good night everyone :)
Bye Holly :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 11:20pm Stevel:

"I feel pretty bad about the whole thing" = efd catch phrase.
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 11:22pm Fuzzy:

@coelcanth: I know! It's Unba-unba-unba-lievable!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:23pm coelacanth:

Funny Fuzzy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:24pm coelacanth:

Gnight Danne D.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:24pm Holly in NC:

Have a great night, Danne!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:24pm Jim Allen:

Hey, this is a different version of It Goes Waap, I have the original 45 and it's definitely a different recording. What gives?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:25pm efd:

in the interest of managing expectations: Heaven 17 coming up, maybe the Neats too; I don't have any HSR or Suburban Lawns records though
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:25pm efd:

12" version, Jim!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:25pm Jim Allen:

Oh, I see, it's the 12" version. I should probably wait a couple of minutes before asking questions! :)
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 11:25pm Peteski:

Listening the Higsons
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:26pm G W:

Holly and the italians , rachel sweet and siouxsie and other women i have known.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:26pm efd:

Hey everyone, as I mentioned briefly on the air our October Silent Fundraiser (and Mascot Contest!) is in progress right now! If you're able to make a pledge via the white box at the top left it'd be much appreciated! We've got new t-shirts and other swag as a reward for your support, plus you can enter your pet in the Mascot Contest!

Thanks to everyone who's pledged - please keep 'em coming!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:27pm Eddy in Australia:

Modettes? Bodysnatchers/Belle Stars? Altered Images?
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:28pm Jim Allen:

Peteski, here's a fun fact. I believe that in the Robyn Hitchcock song you referenced, "Listening to the Higsons," the line "gotta let this hen out," which also became the title of a live Robyn album, came from his initial mishearing of the Higsons song "Gotta Let This Heat Out."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:28pm efd:

ooh definitely want to get the mo-dettes in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:29pm efd:

probably a poor decision by me to fish for requests two and a half hours into the show! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:31pm efd:

speaking of Robyn Hitchcock
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 11:32pm Stevel:

Nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:32pm Holly in NC:

I'll second or third Human Sexual Response. And THANK YOU for Robyn H !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I do love Robyn H.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:32pm coelacanth:

you'll work those extras into your regular show then....Or write it down & wait another year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:33pm Please Don't Call Me Reg:

(It's not my name)
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:37pm Laura:

Thanks, efd! Brings back memories! I was a NAS listener - even answered the request line for bunch of shifts
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:38pm Thierry:

I saw Robyn Hitchcock at Irving Plaza, does anyone remember this venue?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:39pm efd:

Awesome Laura, thanks for tuning in!

Thierry, pretty sure that venue is still going! Saw some shows there a couple of years ago, at least - went there a bunch back in the day.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:41pm Eddy in Australia:

Touche!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:43pm Jim Allen:

Now it can be told. I used to call the request line using false voices and phony names to make multiple requests for the same song. Hey, I was 13...
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 11:44pm Peteski:

I thought the machine was playing my library for the last half hour.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:44pm Thierry:

Happy to learn not all places disappear in NYC
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:46pm Laura:

No dB's yet? Saving them for last?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:48pm efd:

hah! I was just trying to figure out which dB's record to play!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:48pm Holly in NC:

Oh yeah, love this Neats song
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:48pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Dynamite segues well here
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:51pm Eric the Half a Bee:

Yo, bro', I've been meaning to start an on-air frequency for years but, typical of me, haven't done it (cash kinda high) using Kelvyn Bell's tune e.g. Refunkanation Station but man, you live it on your show! Jus' caught the end now tonite, but yer killin' as always!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:51pm Jim Allen:

I bought this Damned 45 at Metro Records!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:52pm Thierry:

dB's, Bongos, Gut Bank, Raunch Hands, etc, How about a Hoboken scene special on this show some time?
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:52pm rw:

It seems impossible, but the EFD of the '80s seemed to have even more energy than the EFD of today! How can that be?!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:52pm joe:

I will be at that Damned, Briefs TSOL show in Asbury on 11/1. What a bill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:52pm efd:

rw, that efd was 33 years younger!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:53pm joe:

The Damned still kill it and the Briefs are so much fun.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:55pm Eddy in Australia:

Fantastic show, Evan. Only 52 weeks until the next one ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:56pm efd:

and for those of you who thought these songs were too recent, tune in next week for the AM Gold Throwdown with Clay Pigeon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:57pm Holly in NC:

Thank you, efd
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/8/14 11:57pm Stevel:

Great show. Marking down the date with Clay.
Avatar Wed. 10/8/14 11:57pm Fuzzy:

O, YEAH! Can't wait for that one!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:58pm Laura:

Great show! Thanks!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:58pm Weems:

More show prep next year...
Montage of Top 40 NAS songs ever.
Top 10 worst songs ever played.
Songs we should've played but didn't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:58pm joe:

Lots of fun EFD thank you
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:58pm rw:

Still... dude. Totally envious of that energy. Thanks for sharing it with us every Wednesday! Always a highlight of the week!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:58pm efd:

thanks everybody!
     Wed. 10/8/14 11:59pm 12539:

Thanks, Mr Funk.

I hope you'll break out Starbreaker for the throwdown.
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:59pm Jim Allen:

More fun than a barrel of monkeys efd, thank you!
  Wed. 10/8/14 11:59pm Weems:

And GREAT SHOW Funk!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/8/14 11:59pm coelacanth:

i went from bodega pop,where i'd heard of nearly none of the artists-& loved it; to this show,where i know nearly all artists & many of the songs-& love it!...A Very Special Show! Thank you Evan Funk Davies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/9/14 12:00am daveB from Oakland:

50-plus shows in three hours, most of them pretty damn great! Thanks EFD!!
  Thu. 10/9/14 5:26pm Ajax:

This show is FUCKING GREAT!!!!! Pardon't my french!
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