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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
chavin  jet lag   Favoriting jet lag  jet lag music  1978      0:00:00 (Pop-up)
talking heads  air   Favoriting fear of music  sire  1979      0:05:26 (Pop-up)
run the jewels  crown (feat. diane coffee)   Favoriting run the jewels 2  mass appeal      *   0:08:26 (Pop-up)
john foxx & the belbury circle  empty avenues and dark corners (pye corner audio mix)   Favoriting empty avenues  ghost box  2013      0:11:51 (Pop-up)
the tweeds  still in love   Favoriting music for car radios 12" ep  eat records  1981      0:16:46 (Pop-up)
duncan reid & the big heads  just as good as i used to be   Favoriting the difficult second album  little big head  2014      0:20:13 (Pop-up)
stiff little fingers  i just care about me   Favoriting no going back  slf.com      *   0:35:27 (Pop-up)
the number ones  heartsmash   Favoriting s/t  deranged      *   0:38:31 (Pop-up)
useless eaters  out in the night   Favoriting bleeding moon  castle face      *   0:40:15 (Pop-up)
england's glory  city of fun   Favoriting 7"  hozac    orig 1971; new reissue. Peter Perret pre-Only Ones!  *   0:43:17 (Pop-up)
outrageous cherry  the department of ghosts   Favoriting the digital age  burger      *   0:47:13 (Pop-up)
marti jones  keep it to yourself   Favoriting you're not the bossa me  d.a.r.  2014      0:57:24 (Pop-up)
the special pillow  supermassive disgrace   Favoriting infinite regression  zofko      *   1:01:15 (Pop-up)
espectrostatic  sinking into the microverse   Favoriting escape from witchtropolis  trouble in mind      *   1:03:42 (Pop-up)
echo & the bunnymen  read it in books   Favoriting crocodiles  sire  2003  reissue CD bonus track, orig 1981    1:09:17 (Pop-up)
wonderfuls  these moments   Favoriting only shadows now  bruit direct disques      *   1:10:56 (Pop-up)
eyelids  abby's friends   Favoriting 854  jealous butcher      *   1:14:11 (Pop-up)
ex hex  radio on   Favoriting rips  merge      *   1:26:11 (Pop-up)
game theory  date with an angel   Favoriting blaze of glory  omnivore    CD reissue, orig 1982  *   1:28:39 (Pop-up)
shivery shakes  remember when   Favoriting three waves & a shake  austin town hall / punctum      *   1:32:53 (Pop-up)
the magictones  my dreams have got the best of me   Favoriting va-good all over: rare soul from the westbound records vaults 1969-75  ace  2014      1:36:18 (Pop-up)
the bloodhounds  wild little rider   Favoriting let loose!  alive      *   1:38:54 (Pop-up)
the insomniacs  mr. yesterday   Favoriting 7"  hidden volume      *   1:48:05 (Pop-up)
ramma lamma  ice cream   Favoriting ice cream  certified pr      *   1:51:39 (Pop-up)
kenny  baby i love you, ok!   Favoriting va-glam-o-rama vol. 2  kiss kiss  2013      1:53:36 (Pop-up)
ac/dc  got some rock & roll thunder   Favoriting rock or bust  columbia      *   1:57:09 (Pop-up)
purling hiss  learning slowly   Favoriting weirdon  drag city  2014      2:11:14 (Pop-up)
the witnesses  tunnel vision   Favoriting we're taking over 12" ep  hungry eye  2003      2:16:17 (Pop-up)
patrick cowley & jorge socarras  robot children (do you love your)   Favoriting catholic  dark entries    2LP reissue, orig 1975-77  *   2:21:51 (Pop-up)
the farm  all together now (indie rock mix)   Favoriting groovy train 12"  sire  1991      2:26:37 (Pop-up)
midge ure  become   Favoriting fragile  hypertension  2014      2:32:37 (Pop-up)
mucca pazza  holiday on ice   Favoriting l.y.a.  leather bus records    playing live on my show in 2 weeks, and at The Wick in Brooklyn on Saturday Jan 24!  *   2:43:52 (Pop-up)
ausmuteants  stadiums   Favoriting order of operation  goner      *   2:48:15 (Pop-up)
zero boys  third strike   Favoriting monkey  z-disk  2014      2:50:04 (Pop-up)
mike pace & the child actors  everyone out of the car   Favoriting va-serious rockers: an unblinking ear mix tape  unblinking ear    get yours here!  *   2:51:57 (Pop-up)
timothy clover  trolley car line   Favoriting va-book a trip 2  now sounds  2013      2:55:30 (Pop-up)
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm

Good evening, from the frigid Midwest of our fair country.

hi efd. hi all. so good to be here every wednesday you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm

hi jon, hi Stevel! Thanks for listening and checking in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm

Fear of Music is probably my favorite TH album. So creepy.
Avatar 9:12pm

hi Evan & fellow listeners....
greetings from south FL ~ I'll send some warm air up to everyone!

I'm going to max out my data plan listening to this show. Thanks for years of excellence.
Avatar 9:17pm
Holly in NC:

Greetings efd & all! So bummed missed Run The Jewels. But psyched made John Foxx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm

Thank you, Loretta. Every little bit helps when its a balmy 5 degrees.

Hey Holly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm

I appreciate your sacrifice Blair! Hi there Loretta & Holly!
V Priceless:

Hey Mr. E Funk!
Avatar 9:30pm

Greetings efd and Funksters.
tim from champaign:

Hello EFD and FMU friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm

Hey everyone!
Avatar 9:35pm

was it reviewed in JET LAG zine?
Avatar 9:36pm
Holly in NC:

Ah, @fleep, I so want to share your avatar. Is there such a thing as an WFMU comment board marriage, a marriage of pure convenience with no other obligations?

The former Chinga Chavin and Kinky Friedman are old friends and associates. Kinky's great Asshole From El Paso is a Chavin song.

I love the #1's. Good guys.

They were so great at Cake Shop in October with Paul Collins.
Avatar 9:42pm

@Holly Once we registered with WFMU, we were automatically virtually married, to everyone else who registers. It's in the EULA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm

@Lowden, agreed! They played a great live set on my show when they were in town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm

@john, right, I saw that when I was looking him up! I think he did a whole album of material like that as Chinga Chavin.

@EFD That live set on your show was wonderful!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm
Greg from Bloomfield:

If I'm listening to EFD live, I must be working late! Thanks for the tunes, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm

sorry you're working late, Greg, but glad I can help pass the time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm


At least one album I know of, delightfully entitled Chinga Chavin's Country Porn. No idea if there were more, but that's the sort of thing that just sort of velcros itself to a corner of your mind and can't be shook.

Dude, seriously? I saw Chinga Chavin live 3 or 4 times in San Fran. Pearl Harbour was one of his background singers.
Avatar 9:53pm
Holly in NC:

New Outrageous Cherry? Yay!
@fleep, apparently local laws prohibit me from cohabitating in your avatar. Ah well.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 9:54pm
Jeff from Rahway:

Fab tunes tonight EFD. I've heard a bit of them Useless Eaters on WFMU.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 9:55pm
Jeff from Rahway:

SLF are from Belfast.

SLF are from Ulster, I believe.
Avatar 9:55pm

@Holly NC on the wrong side of history. Again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm

thanks for the SLF info. It's not like I didn't know that... once!

Don Dixon- my 1st maxwells show!
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Holly in NC:

SLF for sure from Belfast Northern Ireland, but more importantly tonight, Jake Burns has recently had a "warty piglet" named after him .. and he (human Jake, not piglet Jake) quotes Robert Earl Keen:
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Holly in NC:

@efd - quite liked that Marti Jones, and def. not something I'd ever search out/find on my own - thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm

who, thanks for the updated piglet news Holly!

@Carmichael I can't believe you saw Chinga Chavin live! Was he based in SF at the time?

My ex-boyfriend broke my heart ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm
Uncle Michael:

Groovy greetings.

Evan, yea he was an SF phenomenon. That was like 75 or so. Jane Dornacker and the Tubes were intermixed with his band. What can I say, CA mid 70s?!
Avatar 10:06pm
Sem Chumbo:

Lurking, and listening with great pleasure to your spins this evening:-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm

UM: Hail, fellow flatlander.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm
Uncle Michael:

I can see for miles.
Avatar 10:10pm

Always one of my favorites, good evening efd, hope you are well. Greetings to all up on the board.

I can see for Giles and Giles and Fripp.
Avatar 10:12pm
Holly in NC:

Ah. Crocodiles still my fave Echo & Bunnymen lp as is , but really nice to have this song added to cd reissue
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm

greetings UM, Mugsy, Sem Chumbo, fleep, herb, Jeff from Rahway and everyone else!

Hi EFD, good evening all! I'm here in spirit if not always in comments...

I think "jealous butcher" is my new favorite label name.
Avatar 10:20pm

Hey Jeff from Rahway, you play music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20pm

Greets efd and everyone else. How good was that Eyelids tune?
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 10:20pm
Barkevious Shabazz:

Anyone know where to get a t-shirt of the old Some Bizarre crossed baseball bats logo?

the other version of Books is TearDrop Explodes. Julian Cope co-wrote it, supposedly.
Avatar 10:21pm
Holly in NC:

@efd re Read It In Books - you are not insane, and are absolutely correct. It's floating in the internet ether, for sure.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 10:22pm
Jeff from Rahway:

Mugsy, I haven't picked up a musical instrument in 20 years. However, I play lots and lots and lots and lots of pre-recorded music at home, car, iPhone, work, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22pm

TIL that Eyelids is the core of the Boston Spaceships. Makes total sense to me that they rock.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yes ! - a hold-over from the Crucial Three - which Cope & Ian McCullough were both in (w/ Pete Wylie, yes?)
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The Special Pillow? zzz! (ha)
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Holly in NC:

Yay for discogs, and cheap:


(TMBGiants w/MShelley last wk, great!)
jeff k:

Yeah Teardrop Explodes version is the better of the 2.
Avatar 10:28pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...love Bunnymen - but smiling smugly : ) ...

Ex Hex is #11 in Pazz Jop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28pm

Holly, THAT'S IT!! I swear I used to have that single, totally recognize the cover art.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm
Uncle Michael:

The one time I saw Echo, this happened:

Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 10:31pm
Barkevious Shabazz:

Lolita Nation reissue comin soon.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This sounds very much like the Teardrops version: www.youtube.com...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

UM - I saw Billy Bragg open for the Bunnymen too (in Boston) - now you mention it !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34pm
Uncle Michael:

Did he busk the queue there, too?
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Holly in NC:

@UM - Billy Bragg happened?

@Barkevious - cannot wait for Lolita Nation reissue as my turntable is fried & I'm hoping for bonus tracks ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35pm
Uncle Michael:

That's Billy outside the Echo show in Chicago.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- not that I know of. Brilliant! (He just plain opened for them @ the Orpheum.)
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- 1984 ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm
Uncle Michael:

Chicago show was a triple bill. Billy/Fleshtones/Echo. Fleshtomes had a blow up on stage and stormed off and the promoters had to hustle Billy on early.

Yes, August of '84.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 10:38pm
Barkevious Shabazz:

@Holly Indeedy. . Have the vinyl and cd and have not sold, dammit. .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38pm
Uncle Michael:

We thought they just got that "guy from the sidewalk." We didn't know who he was or that he was on the tour.
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Holly in NC:

Clicky Magictones for emulating but not slavishly imitating Al Green.
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Holly in NC:

@Barkevious - unless you need to pay for medical care, rent or mortgage - don't ever sell!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm
Uncle Michael:

I think I like the Bloodhounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm

A Joe Belock discovery!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm

at least, that's how I discovered them.

They do have a good, steady beat that you can dance to.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 10:46pm
Barkevious Shabazz:

@Holly Wouldn't ever consider.

Ok, I got lost in some pizza. Scott from Game Theory died recently. I used to rock with those cool folks. From Davis, CA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52pm

mmmmmm, pizza.

Yeah, I think it's actually coming up on 2 years since Scott Miller died. And I was too busy to comment before when you mentioned Jane Dornacker, also RIP.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2023 Swag For Life Member 10:54pm
Barkevious Shabazz:

Rams Laman. Top notch.
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Holly in NC:

Kenny! Where have you been all my life?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56pm
Uncle Michael:

I almost missed the Kenny!

Malcolm! Angus! George (producing)!
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Holly in NC:

@efd - Parts of Kenny reminded me of ac/dc & I thought I was insane, but I guess, if so, you are as well :-)
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Pat Byrne:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06pm
Uncle Michael:

It should be noted for those of you now furiously seeking out Kenny, the band was variously known as Kenny, and *The* Kenny.
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Holly in NC:

FYI, a *2CD* best of Kenny exists. Yes it does.
@efd, I had a totally crappy day, and your show tonight is erasing every single bit of crap. (Also Gary's show, earlier)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm

UM: How long a drive did you have to get to Chicago for that show? (I was in Madison at the time, yet never made it the three hours for anything.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08pm
Uncle Michael:

I think about 45 minutes. I was living in Evanston, then. To get to Chicago itself...four minutes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11pm
Uncle Michael:

Elijah Wood, the hobbit DJ.
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Holly in NC:

Stop poking fun at Frodo! Also, I have heard EW is a very good dj, for real. And Zach Cowie is awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm
Uncle Michael:

Can he see over his decks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm

You've gotta try the rouge velvet at Cake Shop. Much better than their fishcake, anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm

Poking Frodo: The Elijah Wood Story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14pm
Uncle Michael:

Frodo, you broke my heart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15pm
Uncle Michael:

It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm tall! Not like everybody says... like short.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16pm
Uncle Michael:

Al Neri takes Frodo fishing.
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Holly in NC:

@Stevel & UM, y'all are not being nice. What would your Mamas say?

Seriously, I've seen results of some of EW's digging expeditions, and he is no fool. Whether he can mix or not - who knows?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19pm

Of course, he could always bring the Sin City action. That might be interesting.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20pm

My Mama would roll her eyes, per usual. You are correct.

Maybe he'll bring Wilfred along.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21pm

Also, when I DJ, it tends to clear the room. Full disclosure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21pm

I am admittedly well out of the loop when it comes to club DJ culture.

And in my defense, if the ticket sheet had said "Elijah Wood (The Hobbit dj)" instead of "Elijah Wood (the hobbit dj)" then none of this would have happened.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24pm

hi Sybil! Didn't get a chance to greet you earlier! And you too, Aharon, Barkevious, chris, jeff k. and apologies to anyone I missed!
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Holly in NC:

@efd - belly laughs here - funny how that one H/h makes such a difference!

And the Witnesses = yet another great a/dc influenced song, thank you.
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Holly in NC:

So many stars for Cowley/Socarras.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27pm

Proper capitalization is our friend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30pm

Hi, Evan! Happy new year from the shadow of the Barclays Center. And I'll just add my voice to the chorus that E. Wood has musical talent. Dunno if you caught his 2011 collaboration with Perry Farrell, Ritual de lo Hobbitual, but it was no joke.

Today was official "7 varieties of ambiguity" day I think. Can't remember them all, but the most recent one (before the hobbit dj) was a headline I barely saw passing by a restaurant with a big-screen TV. I saw "French Paper Fourth Terrorist" and had an immediate mental picture of French people rushing up to cover the fourth terrorist in wallpaper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31pm

HA HA! I love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33pm
Uncle Michael:

I can't mix for a dance floor to save my life. I wouldn't even try. All props to Fredo Corleone, the DJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34pm
Uncle Michael:

I saw Midge with Ultravox! Yes, I'm exactly that cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm

as did I, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36pm

Never saw Ultravox with John Foxx though, sadly. Now THAT would have been cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36pm
Uncle Michael:

Yeah...but I saw them in KANSAS.
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Holly in NC:

@Sybil - what a FANTASTIC image ! :-)

@UM - you are cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36pm
Uncle Michael:

I'm Kansas Kool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37pm

CORRECTION: In my comment from 11:21, please substitute "actor" for "dj." The EFD Show regrets the error.

We definitely need more diversity in the acting profession.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41pm
Uncle Michael:

Just checked...I saw Ultravox open for the Buzzcocks in December of '79. I didn't see them headline the same venue 10 months later.
wendy del formaggio:

Mad cow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47pm
Uncle Michael:

It's Zero Dark 48. I'm going to hear the last bit in the dark.

Thanks, Evan. Night all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48pm

Ciao UM.

Great evening of back-to-mostly-normal efd-ness.
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Holly in NC:

Yes, what @Stevel said. Thank you efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51pm

thank YOU all for listening!
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Sem Chumbo:

Dug the whole show, I'll be back. Thanks, efd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm
chad from oregon:

thanks for another great show, EFD
Avatar 11:58pm

Have a good week efd

Thanks and good night!
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