Options Strength Through Failure with Fabio: Playlist from October 27, 2016 Options

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The Failure of Noise
The Failure of Sound
The Failure of Rock
The Failure of the Avant Garde
The Failure of the Space Age
The Failure of Jazz
The Failure of Psychedelia
The Failure of Krautrock
The Failure of Electronic
The Failure of Pop
The Failure of Free-form
The Failure of the 20th Century

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Options October 27, 2016

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Koivistolaiset  Jättiläinen (Mr. Giant Man)   Options 0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Xray Spex  Oh Bondage Up Yours!   Options 0:04:55 (Pop‑up)
Magazine  I Love You You Big Dummy   Options 0:05:55 (Pop‑up)
Buzzcocks  Somethings Gone Wrong Again   Options 0:09:47 (Pop‑up)
Devo  Mongoloid   Options 0:13:52 (Pop‑up)
Flying Saucer Attack  Outdoor Miner (Wire Cover)   Options 0:17:49 (Pop‑up)
New York Dolls  Trash (promo 7")   Options 0:29:39 (Pop‑up)
Led Zeppelin  Four Sticks   Options 0:32:31 (Pop‑up)
Osmonds  Crazy Horses   Options 0:37:07 (Pop‑up)
Skullflower  Rift   Options 0:39:34 (Pop‑up)
F/i  Five Crowns of the Saxon King   Options 0:45:21 (Pop‑up)
Schizo (Richard Pinhas)  Le Voyageur   Options 0:50:52 (Pop‑up)
The Carpenters  Superstar   Options 0:55:50 (Pop‑up)
Procol Harum  A Salty Dog   Options 1:11:29 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles   I Am the Walrus   Options 1:19:40 (Pop‑up)
Al Stewart  Turn into Earth   Options 1:21:44 (Pop‑up)
Pink Floyd  See Emily Play   Options 1:23:48 (Pop‑up)
Peter Pan & The Good Fairies  Kaleidoscope   Options 1:26:36 (Pop‑up)
The Fairytale  Guess I was Dreaming   Options 1:28:43 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Tell Me   Options 1:31:47 (Pop‑up)
Jean Claude Vannier   L'Enfant au Royaume des Mouches   Options 1:45:18 (Pop‑up)
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin   Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus   Options 1:45:52 (Pop‑up)
The Bob Crewe Generation Orchestra  Music to Watch Girls By   Options 1:49:56 (Pop‑up)
Tashi Wada  Gradient   Options 1:50:57 (Pop‑up)
Michael Esposito & Chris Connelly  The Phantoms of Purgatory   Options 1:53:59 (Pop‑up)
Bren't Lewiis Ensemble  O Jackie O   Options 1:59:55 (Pop‑up)
Ketty Lester  Love Letters   Options 1:59:55 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Thunder  I'm Alive   Options 2:16:47 (Pop‑up)
The Smith  Baby It's You   Options 2:17:08 (Pop‑up)
Marsha Hunt  I Walk on Gilded Splinters   Options 2:20:53 (Pop‑up)
The Notations  Super People   Options 2:23:45 (Pop‑up)
Bronx River Parkway  Aqua Con Sal   Options 2:27:28 (Pop‑up)
Ravi Harris & The Prophets  Thunderbird pt. 1   Options 2:31:39 (Pop‑up)
Michael Rother  Flammende Herzen   Options 2:39:44 (Pop‑up)
The Human League  Nightclubbing   Options 2:42:49 (Pop‑up)
The Normal  Warm Leatherette   Options 2:45:49 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Michael 98145:

great start !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Mick:

Gah! Love!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm mrdonutsu:

Ha, That sounded just like my grandpa Vilho there singing Mr. Giant Man.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Rich in Washington:

I must be listening to too many Halloween shows; it sounded like Poly shrieked 'Oh Zombies, up yours!'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi Fabio and everyone, interesting intro today!
  3:09pm P-90:

Ciao Faibio and Zombies of Failure
  3:11pm Agent Peter:

Kickin' it ole skool with Fabio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Michael 98145:

geez i love these SGS weeks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hello, everybody. I was just contemplating what a Failure Scale would look like. For example, a 1.0 would be breaking a shoelace and 10.0 would be "I just caused WWIII." Need to have a web site like www.rateafailure.com to keep track of failures.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm cory:

great music for reading comic books. thanks Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Rich in Washington:

back in the dark ages before the internet, I remember going over to this dude's house just to tape records from his collection - he was my roommates classmate, some rich kid who brought tons of records home from frequent trips overseas.
I remember taping Buzzcock's SIngles Going Steady and the tape ran out towards the end of this song. I still expect this song to sudden flutter out.
Avatar 3:14pm Sem Chumbo:

Sounds GIANT out here, Fabio. Hiya, and hello to the strengthened, one and all.
Avatar 3:15pm DeemerDave:

I got my energy dome on!
Avatar 3:15pm Polyus:

Some women in my town are doing a Halloween Buzzcocks tribute called Buzz c**ts (censored for the active playlist)
  3:15pm P-90:

a.k.a. failure of ploidy
  3:16pm Dean:

I do believe Rodney Bingenheimer at KROQ was the first to play this record on air in the US. By the next weekend I'd acquired it.
Avatar 3:17pm Sem Chumbo:

I miss the flowerpot hats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Michael 98145:

( we just watched "Mayor of Sunset Strip" :)
  3:18pm V Priceless:

Go Fabio!
  3:18pm Dean:

That's an odd docu, isn't it, Michael in Seattle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Michael 98145:

^ yes, kind of sad
  3:20pm Dean:

Agreed. Sad, especially given the positive effect he has had on the promotion of so many musicians' careers.
Avatar 3:20pm coelacanth:

never liked the flowerpot hats. i'm more of a yellow jumpsuit guy!

...greetings Fabio & Failures
  3:20pm rw:

Holy cow, I wish I didn't have to go to work. I can tell already this is going to be a great show.
  3:22pm Dean:

Would love a week of Box Sets Going Steady.
Avatar 3:24pm Sem Chumbo:

Hey, coel.
I thought orange jumpsuits were more your style?
  3:24pm Agent Peter:

Rezillos version of Flying Saucer Attack wasn't a bad thing
  3:26pm Dean:

I managed to catch them a few times when they had relocated to LA, pre-big-time. They were living with the mother of a later friend of mine.
Avatar 3:26pm coelacanth:

Rich (iW) we did that too. and i recorded many of my own records too (to preserve the album) and when i recorded SGS i knew it wouldn't fit so i put orgasm addict at the end because i didn't like it too much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Michael 98145:

yes, Magazine WAS great
Avatar 3:28pm coelacanth:

Ha Sem! i don't think either works for me but if it's a hazmat jumpsuit yellow works!
  3:28pm Henry:

99 MacDougal it was. Got my first pair of Doc Martens there.
  3:29pm P-90:

@ Fabio: SGS inspires waves of nostalgia in listeners as well as DJs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Guido from Cologne:

my humble memory says Lora Logic left before they profesionally recorded. But I might be wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Rich in Washington:

@coelacanth: and it was the only portable way to listen to music. I think up until fairly recently, I would tape a record and maybe never listen to the record itself again until I needed to tape it again for some reason.
Also, there is this meme going around with younger people that cassettes 'sounded terrible' - which is why 'no one listens to them anymore'. Pure hogwash.
Avatar 3:34pm Cheri Pi:

Heya Fab, really enjoying the show
  3:34pm Mellowania:

Hey Fabs, I alwaus love your punk, 70's 80s selections. Thanks, man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Who says you need more than four sticks to get through life?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm sweeks:

Kickin ass today, Fabio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm fred:

@Rich: In the late 70's to early 80's, I would carry a smallish tape recorder in a custom fabric bag my mother had made for me. It was probably 3 times the size of a Walman, but these things were expensive back then
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm cory:

is this what this sounds like a regular speed? weird
  3:38pm Mellowania:

Love this!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Rich in Washington:

Yep. People forget what a game changer the Walkman (and subsequent knockoffs were) in terms of how we listened to music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Rich in Washington:

I think a lot of us are used to hearing it played at the wrong speed.
Avatar 3:39pm DeemerDave:

I can remember a girl played Crazy Horses for me when I was 7yo
Avatar 3:39pm coelacanth:

Rich that's just what i did. some of those tapes from the 80s have never failed and i've yet to play the record again since then!

...people are just wrong!
there was a producer interviewed on fmu recently who engineered the ramones' first album and they did a back-to-back comparison on air - the original record & the remastered cd. he said (since he's the remasterer) he liked the new one better. "...the snare snaps"!
BULLSHIT! it sounded like crap compared to the original.
(just sayin)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Michael 98145:

^ i still have one in my desk
  3:40pm Mellowania:

I remember being at a Neil YOung show and seeing someone had a small tape recorder attached to a crutch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Michael 98145:

whatever happened to google glass ??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Rich in Washington:

Craig Leon. He was the original Ramones producer, also Suicide, countless new wave bands. His own music is pretty amazing, too.
Avatar 3:42pm Sem Chumbo:

Dynamite run of spins. Wow.
Avatar 3:44pm coelacanth:

it was Greg Calbi, Rich. he mastered the original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Guido from Cologne:

F/i !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Oh yeah. Greg Calbi was on Michael Shelley a couple weeks ago. www.wfmu.org...
Avatar 3:50pm coelacanth:

...occasionally remastered is better, but usually not. after trying brand new vinyls,i ultimately was happy with remastered cds of some albums that were poorly produced originally. (love it to death; layla & other love songs; plastic surgery disasters, ie)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Guido from Cologne:

I think the Calbi interviews (I recommend the first one) teach a lot

Calbi explains how the original tapes suffer if not stored professionally and that in many cases the original mint vinyl is the best source. Thus re-mastering often is necessary to get an aged master back to live.
Avatar 3:54pm coelacanth:

right, Ken. it was a good interview, but i don't agree with him about sound.
- why do some people think everything should be crisp and snappy? an album like "ramones" loses its guts then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Rich in Washington:

ah, I see. I assumed you meant producer.
Avatar 3:56pm Sem Chumbo:

..and, the change-up. Well played.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Linda Lee:

good afternoon! that copy of 'Superstar' sounds slow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Linda Lee:

doesn't seem slow enough to be intentional!
  3:58pm Mellowania:

Karen Carpenter might be a good halloween costume... Karen Carpenter alive, that is...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm ! I X SpooKey !:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Beautiful at any speed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Linda Lee:

attached to a drum kit?
  3:59pm Jim:

Sounds like Cher
Avatar 3:59pm dale:

love the show so far - karen carpenter at 42 rpm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Linda Lee:

Dale ~ definitely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Linda Lee:

well done Fabio!
Avatar 4:03pm dale:

i have his rhizosphere album, bought it mainly based on the cover.
Avatar 4:06pm mark r:

Back in Ann Arbor, every neighborhood had trash pickup on Monday morning, and whoever the a.m. DJ was on WCBN (the college station) would always play "Trash" as a reminder to take the trash out before the trucks came.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm Linda Lee:

god bless Ann Arbor.
Avatar 4:07pm coelacanth:

fortunately i had an older brother, or i might've been listening to crazy horses instead of four sticks in 1972.
  4:09pm joe:

still is gem spa and still claims to have the world's best egg cream.
Avatar 4:09pm northguineahills:

Just finished voting here in Florida... In 2000, I moved from FL to NYC an registered to vote before that election. In 2016, I did the exact opposite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm cory:

@NGH, i voted today. here's hoping for a blue indiana! (slams a 1/4 cup of green tea)
Avatar 4:13pm dale:

is this version from the live with the edmonton philharmonic that gave us conquistador?
  4:13pm andrew:

i knew you were gonna say cyclomania. used to pop on late night tv back in the day . the bikers have to kill themselves so they can live forever. The imaginative and sometimes comical ways they "do it" is the funnest part of the film.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Linda Lee:

must see that film.
  4:14pm Mellowania:

I like this guy's voice
Avatar 4:14pm coelacanth:

here's maybe my favorite procol harum song.
Avatar 4:14pm tonyb:

sounds like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Linda Lee:

kids today will never know the beautiful synchronicity of late night network tv before cable ..
  4:16pm Clay:

Love this Procul Harum, Fab. Robin Trower on guitar (when there IS guitar). One of the rare bands that listed their lyricist as a band member. Keith Reid. Great show!
Avatar 4:16pm mark r:

This is actually one of my favorite songs, ever. Thanks for playing it.
Avatar 4:16pm northguineahills:

@cory: Time for me to brew some green tea of my own...
Avatar 4:16pm tonyb:

a few tweet tweets for a salty dog
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Guido from Cologne:

i think I've heard about this group!
Avatar 4:17pm mark r:

Actually not to nitpick but the live version is not Robin, the studio recording was. They're both wonderful. And now possibly my favorite Beatles song, weird as that may be. Was "Walrus" really a single? I know "Strawberry Fields" was.
Avatar 4:17pm geezerette:

Walrus! What a sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Rich in Washington:

They may go places, if they play their cards right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Linda Lee:

interesting concept!
  4:18pm P-90:

def one of the top Procol harem songs, I remember when they toured with a quadrophonic PA system, the seagulls sounded like they were flying over the heads of the audience (anyone else remember when "Quad" was the "future of audio"?
Avatar 4:19pm mark r:

I'd have loved to have seen Procol Harum then.
Avatar 4:19pm Sem Chumbo:

Guilty of buying into it, quad.
Avatar 4:19pm geezerette:

They still sound radical to me. So much content, musically aside from word images.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Guido from Cologne:

Beatles was a kind of music school for us kids.
Certain thing took years to love.
But if you learned you'd dig for ever!
Avatar 4:20pm dale:

guy i used to paint houses for back in the 70s told me a story about the butter and egg man in his town who was gay, and what happened while he was standing on a step ladder when the guy was delivering some milk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Linda Lee:

oh dear ..
Avatar 4:21pm Sem Chumbo:

Wasn't "You Know My Name, Look up My Number," the B-side of that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Steve Martin blew right past quad and went all the way to the googolphonic sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Guido from Cologne:

it was on the magical mistery tour double ep
  4:22pm Jarvis Katz:

If a modest pledge entitles one to make a request, I'd like to hear "Seven Deadly Finns." It would probably be appreciated by others, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Linda Lee:

'Turn Into Earth' descends directly from Yardbirds' 'Still I'm Sad', doesn't it ..
Avatar 4:23pm Chris from DC:

I have missed Jattilainen. Drat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Guido from Cologne:


One of the most brilliant ever!
Sheer genius!
Avatar 4:25pm Whosondephone:

Sounds sounds better than my CD copy.
Avatar 4:25pm coelacanth:

Sem, i don't think they released "you know my name" until the b side of "let it be". (?)
  4:26pm Fjolla Hoxha:

Fabio, grazie mille, for this adventurous playlist!
Avatar 4:27pm Sem Chumbo:

Looks like a question for DuckDuckG0, coel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Guido from Cologne:

.... thaks for the "relics" album that went for 5 deutsch marks.
trhat's how tastes are shaped.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Linda Lee:

Fabio was your best friend's older brother ... the one who never let you near his record collection. i can tell. :-D
Avatar 4:27pm coelacanth:

i bought some quad lps. (pink floyd, for instants) but never finished the process by getting the system.
Avatar 4:28pm Sem Chumbo:

Correct, @coel.
Avatar 4:28pm coelacanth:

- well, i know it's on the let it be single, because i have it.
Avatar 4:28pm geezerette:

Internet is great but nothing compares to the excitement of following your intuition to the unknown thing you didn't know you were looking for,found in some obscure place no one told you about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Guido from Cologne:

Another great one.
fabio plays the hits!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Linda Lee:

geezerette ~ ~ absolutely true!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Linda Lee:

those are the experiences that really make us who we are, if ya ask me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Guido from Cologne:

The Fairytale ... fantstic ... this sinister piano ... thanks to Rubble comps ...
  4:32pm knasterask:

Great mix!
Avatar 4:32pm coelacanth:

one thing though: the internet has helped me identify things i recorded from radio decades ago...like "prime mover" which has been getting airplay lately. i recorded it from Paul Cavenaugh's show c. 1984 and even named a mixtape after it, but never knew who did it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Linda Lee:

just last night listening to 'Life' on audio book. this period of the Stones' life as a band was totally insane.
Avatar 4:33pm geezerette:

Linda Lee, wasn't it lucky to just precede the whole idea of collecting to flip for cash. The most astonishing treasures were completely valueless for the longest time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Linda Lee:

oh, absolutely. i still collect vinyl strangely compared with folks who collect to flip. ie, i don't scan the titles while shopping Lol
Avatar 4:36pm Whosondephone:

What's in the background?
Avatar 4:37pm geezerette:

Coel,yeah that is a great thing.

Linda Lee, :) !
  4:37pm Ed Zeppole:

Fabio, Where was the record store? Nostrand and where?
Avatar 4:37pm Cecile:

some of the best rock 'n' roll was completely cynically and opportunistically created.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Linda Lee:

absolutely! they just didn't give a crap. & that's rock & roll. :-)
Avatar 4:39pm Cecile:

an pal of mine, who was basically raised by the White Panthers in Ann Arbor chided me for wanting to have been older in the 60s. He was "you were made for the era you're in. Don't long for the past."
Avatar 4:40pm Cecile:

He played tons of old records, but more as education and entertainment than nostalgia.
Avatar 4:40pm dale:

maybe he bought his rekkids at korvettes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Linda Lee:

excellent advice.
Avatar 4:40pm Chris from DC:

I bought an awful lot of rekkids at Korvette's
Avatar 4:41pm kustomkitten:

So glad I tuned into wfmu this afternoon. This set is just grand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Linda Lee:

but i don't see eras as distinct & separate from one another. even if you were a child in the 60s, say, like i was, the era formed you. you were just as much there as anyone.
  4:41pm Lulu:

Focus, Fabio!
Avatar 4:42pm Whosondephone:

Without hearing tomorrow I'm going to have to give you the award for the best singles going steady program of the week During work hours that is..
Avatar 4:42pm geezerette:

Cecile, one thing for sure, you must pay attention to the time you are in. Smart friend all right!

Linda Lee, yes!
Avatar 4:42pm Cecile:

It formed me much differently, though. I had older. more conservative parents, was the oldest, etc. I have way more in common with the "Gen Xers" than I do with most Boomers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Guido from Cologne:

60ies were pretty tough i was told ... anyway as far as it is about being a young longhaired in Germany ... with all the old nazis still alive ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Linda Lee:

i still can't get a handle on Gen X as really distinct from Boomers .. as a late Boomer, technically, who basically always hung with Boomers .. but who came of age with Punk & No Wave ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Linda Lee:

oh my. it's 'I love you, me neither!'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Guido from Cologne:

... if you were lucky enough to get radio caroline, but you weren't lucky enough to tape the shows, you could get the exiting sound once a week ... and then they were gone ... and you would never remember what it all was ...
Avatar 4:46pm dale:

jane birkin sort of sounds like tattoo saying 'ze plane'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Bronwyn Bishop:

As a millennial, I hate having been born in 1994, even though as a woman I ought to be grateful for it. There are so many other, cooler eras that I never got to experience (although I know I'm seeing them through rose-colored glasses)
  4:47pm Ed Zeppole:

Yeah, Korvettes. They had the best prices on LP's! I bought my first Beatles 7" (Hey Jude) at a head shop / record store across the street from Erasmus.
Avatar 4:47pm Cecile:

you grew up with punk all ages shows, and MTV and your parents still trying to live their youth.
Avatar 4:47pm geezerette:

Guido, that must have been so difficult and no precedent for getting through it.
Avatar 4:48pm Cecile:

that's where I saw my younger friends coming from. The 60s to them were like the 50s were to us older kids. Interesting, but kind of idealized.
Avatar 4:49pm kustomkitten:

Bronwyn, I was born 13 years before you and I'm still catching up on all the cool stuff I missed out on. Upside: there's a never ending trove of treasures to dig up. I still try and make time for discovering new music but damn if I don't feel overwhelmed sometimes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Linda Lee:

mmm.. i was old enough to attend night shows legally .. not that anyone carded .. wasn't at home any more when MTV debuted
Avatar 4:49pm Cecile:

Bronwyn, I know. All I heard was "too bad you missed the 60s." And the 70s were good, but they were kind of a letdown to a lot of people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Michael 98145:

( shudder )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Guido from Cologne:

nothing against Sid Ramin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Guido from Cologne:

You knbow the Stiletto soundtrack?
Just great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Linda Lee:

love that loopy horn. gleeeeeeee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Linda Lee:

the 70s in new york, where i grew up, were amazing.
  4:51pm P-90:

NOT one of the records that sounds good at the slower speed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Yeah that's true kustomkitten, there's so much amazing stuff that's gone before.

Linda, I am so jealous of you it hurts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Guido from Cologne:

I have an Acto Deke and teh dominos copy who's B-sidfe is as badly centred as this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Michael 98145:

( too ... stoned ... to ... watch ... )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Linda Lee:

don't be jealous of me, Bronwyn. don't be.
Avatar 4:52pm Cecile:

I watched a hell of a lot of MTV despite going to shows and being older.
I liked the 80s, but I kind of stayed away from most mainstream things. And there were a lot of social problems that were scary as hell back then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Linda Lee:

oh god, i'm not even sure what mainstream was in the 80s. Mork & Mindy? dunno
Avatar 4:53pm Cecile:

Moonlighting, Magnum PI, Miami Vice, Phil Collins.
Avatar 4:54pm Cecile:

that shitty Big Chill movie that ruined Motown for everyone who didn't want to hear it every 5 seconds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Guido from Cologne:

I think the 1978 to 1982 period was as exiting as the legendary 60ies, in order you listen to the right music.
Avatar 4:54pm Cecile:

Michael Jackson, of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Linda Lee:

Miami Vice & Phil Collins i know.
Avatar 4:55pm Cecile:

Guido, I have to agree. The year 1981, in retrospect, was incredible for its diversity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Linda Lee:

Guido ~~~ that was an absolutely fantastic time for me for sure. very wide open. great fun.
Avatar 4:56pm coelacanth:

the 70s in suburbia were not amazing. with a graduating class of >200, there were only about 8 people who would admit to liking punkrock. the popular kids liked southern rock, and related dogshit, like the eagles and jefferson starship.
...and then punkrock turned to shit too, for the most part. by '85 i'd disconnected almost entirely.
Avatar 4:57pm Cecile:

Coel, exactly.

A lot of punk bands went funny punk or bad metal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Linda Lee:

shit i remember walking down the street on the LES in like, 79 & having people scream at me: hey PUNKROCK!! hey PUNKROCK!! it was weird.
Avatar 4:58pm geezerette:

The only, well the main thing that was better was there was a lot more freedom. I think it will have to be relearned,rediscovered.
The rest is just set dressing and props.
Avatar 4:58pm Cecile:

the big 4 thrash bands came to the fore, and made lots of people look like idiots.
Avatar 4:58pm kustomkitten:

Anybody that can't appreciate Phil Collins for either his drum playing or his niceness as a person can GTFO. ;)
Avatar 4:58pm Cecile:

I had a few store detectives follow me around when my hair was shorter than usual, and I was wearing a vintage coat. Nothing like people who were really harassed, but annoying.
  4:59pm Ed Zeppole:

Nothing in suburbia has ever been amazing. That is the very definition of what suburbia was planned to be. Now of course it's nice to see so much of the suburban ideal coming to pieces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Linda Lee:

oh god, the screaming was definitely not the worst at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Phil Collins was the coolest person on Earth when he rode the SST and played Live Aid in Britain and the US the same day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Linda Lee:

you sometimes felt your life was in danger for looking a certain way. in 'diverse' nyc no less.
Avatar 5:02pm geezerette:

Cecile, you are so right about "The Big Chill". It sucked! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Linda Lee:

i swear i got hit on by Phil Collins in a new york bar once. long long ago. when i was also getting yelled at on the street Lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Guido from Cologne:

I can appreciate Phil Collins for certain reasoins.
i cannot appreciate over-heavy-rotation by non-existant deejays.
especially when i have tough times.
that#s why i don't like Eurythmics, ... blah blah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...good 1st line to a song LindaLee - keep writing...
Avatar 5:04pm Cecile:

I stayed in a suburb in '78 and decided I either wanted to be in a big city or smaller town. Too far to walk places. In my small town we could swim and bike, in the city there was plenty of stuff to do. Suburbs all I remember was waiting for rides because there were so few sidewalks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm Guido from Cologne:

I'm even about to believe ketty is suffering a real badyly centered copy here.
Avatar 5:06pm kustomkitten:

Yeah, believe me, fucking idiot radio DJs who play the same two Phil Collins songs over and over would make anybody have misplaced range against Collins himself. Duder is 1000x more respectable than those two songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Linda Lee:

no one else had that hair or a that accent .. he sweated heavily under the low black light ... waving a drink as he fumbled the line he chose to give .. a young chick in black lipstick .. sing along everyone!
Avatar 5:07pm Cecile:

I honestly hate Genesis, and just about everything he's done. I have no opinion about him as a person.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

PhilCollins is a great drummer. Elect me & I'll build a wall around that.
Avatar 5:07pm coelacanth:

looking "punkrock" was good for being desired & hated at the same time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Linda Lee:

  5:08pm Dean:

Collins' work with early Genesis was masterful, as was his work with Brand X.

I am quite fond of suburbs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Linda Lee:

it was very disorderly. not standardized.
  5:08pm Listener142985:

Ketty Lester was born Revoyda Frierson in Hope, Ark. Beautiful world we inhabit.
  5:08pm brainiac:

Ketty Lester reminds me I need to watch Blue Velvet again.
@kustomkitten Hey, is you from the olde Gigposters site?
Avatar 5:08pm kustomkitten:

It's like the same way they play the same garbage songs by Van Morrison. Anyone who claims to "love" Van Morrison really is a suburban POS who only likes "Brown Eyed Girl". I tell them to pick up his Bang Records session album, listen to Ringworm and then tell me you love that genius man.
Avatar 5:09pm kustomkitten:

Avatar 5:09pm Cecile:

I was at a UB40 concert in '83, and one of the guys waved to me from the stage. I was thrilled when they handed me a beer. I was getting ready to drink it when they shook their head from the stage and pointed to a blonde lady with big knockers behind me. I gave it to her. I should have spit in it and handed it back.
  5:09pm brainiac:

Avatar 5:09pm kustomkitten:

IT IS! Hahahah well howdy fuckin' do. Nice to "see" you and your good taste in music in another random place on the internet. <3
Avatar 5:09pm Cecile:

kitten, I love Them and the early stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Linda Lee:

i agree Cecile. loved up40 at the time. right now i do not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Guido from Cologne:

Ketty Lester produced by Ed Cobb, along with Chocolate Watch Band, Count Five, etc. all Green Grass productions
Avatar 5:11pm Cecile:

their early stuff before they became everyone's favorite reggae jukebox was amazing.
Avatar 5:12pm Cecile:

but they even joked back in the day in interviews about being major boozers and porn addicts. Didn't square real well with things like "Tyler"
  5:13pm Ed Zeppole:

I really loved UB40, Present Arms and especially Present Arms in Dub at the time. After that they completely went to hell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Linda Lee:

i liked gefferey morgan quite a bit. but of course they were young guys so they were jerks.
Avatar 5:13pm kustomkitten:

@Cecile - I can't say I LOVE Genesis or much of what Phil Collins did because it's personally not my jam, but I can always appreciate a good musician and person when I see one. That said, I don't know how I feel about UB40. They have always made me feel...icky somehow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I wonder if Lyle has any good UB40 stories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Guido from Cologne:

first two UB40 were great.
third one i sold very soon
Avatar 5:14pm dale:

wasn't greg on the brady bunch johnny thunder when he was a rock star?
Avatar 5:14pm kustomkitten:

@Cecile - that said, I have not delved into their early stuff pre reggae-jukebox. Will add that to my discovery list!
Avatar 5:14pm Cecile:

yep, and then they got big and they never had to grow up.

Their first album is great, but I know what you mean.
Avatar 5:14pm coelacanth:

ub40 was 1/2 decent pop music. i liked reggae too much to like it a lot but i did get the rat in the kitchen album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Guido from Cologne:

what a killer song!
Avatar 5:15pm Cecile:

.I don't mind pop reggae. I just thought they got dumber as they went on.
Avatar 5:15pm Chris from DC:

Yeah stuff like "King" is pretty good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Linda Lee:

i got rat in the kitchen too. didn't listen to it very much. not real engaging. it went back out to the sidewalk fairly rapidly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Guido from Cologne:

the bonus singles on the first two UB40 were great
  5:17pm Ed Zeppole:

The first two plus Present Arms in Dub were not even released in the US originally. I bought them as imports from the UK.
Avatar 5:17pm Cecile:

I hope you don't mind that I just went over to YouTube to listen to "Tyler"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Linda Lee:

see, i'm old enough to have loved Baby It's You during heavy radio play.
Avatar 5:18pm coelacanth:

i can't say i remember the very early ub40, though i think i must've heard some of it.
Cecile i do like some pop reggae. (Delroy Wilson comes to mind, and early steel pulse)
  5:18pm brainiac:

Some songs I can never get enough of -- at any speed.
Smith = the hotness
  5:19pm Ed Zeppole:

Gary Tyler was finally released from prison just this year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm Guido from Cologne:

I can appreciate Phil Collins for certain reasoins.
i cannot appreciate over-heavy-rotation by non-existant deejays.
especially when i have tough times.
that#s why i don't like Eurythmics, ... blah blah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm Linda Lee:

top 40 female vocalists at that time all had amazing, amazing pipes.
Avatar 5:19pm Cecile:

I heard. So crazy.
Avatar 5:22pm coelacanth:

this is a cover right?
Avatar 5:23pm geezerette:

yea, Dr. John
Avatar 5:25pm coelacanth:

yeah, i don't think Dr. John ever did anyone else's songs, did he?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm Guido from Cologne:

of course he did
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm Linda Lee:

oh sure. Alain Toussaint ..
Avatar 5:27pm Cecile:

He was a pianist on a lot of NOLA hits.
Avatar 5:27pm geezerette:

probably! I mean it seems likely, almost everyone does covers sometimes, dontcha think?
Avatar 5:28pm geezerette:

there you go!
Avatar 5:29pm coelacanth:

some people,never...but yeah, Alan Toussant, at least...
Avatar 5:30pm kustomkitten:

This song makes me wish it was summer and I had a convertible and nowhere to be.
  5:31pm Mellowania:

Great show, Fabio, Thanks!
  5:33pm V Priceless:

yeah, swell show, Fabio! Thanks!
Avatar 5:35pm geezerette:

wow, really like this Ravi Harris.
Avatar 5:37pm coelacanth:

an undisguised Curtis ripoff, i'd say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Linda Lee:

Marsha Hunt's daughter with Jagger, Karis, is a beautiful girl.
  5:37pm stefica:

Bronx River Parkway is a most excellent name for a band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Linda Lee:

i think so too, stefica. brilliant.
Avatar 5:39pm coelacanth:

i'm alive - 999?
Avatar 5:39pm kustomkitten:

Long Island Expressway...not so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hollies 'I'm Alive' : www.youtube.com...
Avatar 5:39pm David Shortell:

She graduated from Yale in the 1990's. I remember seeing a photo of Marsha and Mick attending the event together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Linda Lee:

recall hearing they stayed friendly. no big drama battle at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Guido from Cologne:

Johnny thunder: deejay-prices only, no chance
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Linda Lee:

& the good lord knows why Jagger & his ladies fascinate me after all this time. i ask myself repeatedly ..
Avatar 5:41pm dale:

tommy james did i'm alive first fabs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Avatar 5:41pm kustomkitten:

Love that Hollies song. I forgot how good they are. (Shame!!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Guido from Cologne:

is this a rip-off from "sailing", hahaha ...
  5:42pm malin:

Michael Rother. Have been obsessing about him lately. Wow you have a single.
Avatar 5:42pm Cecile:

I think the Kinks make reference to Johnny Thunder in a song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Bas NL:

Love the Michael Rother! Hi Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Linda Lee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Guido from Cologne:

Michael rothers 2nd effort "Sterntaler" is better, IMHO
Avatar 5:43pm kustomkitten:

The Tommy James & the Shondells version of I'm Alive is equally as good. Frankly, I love hearing 10 different artists cover a song. Fascinating.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Linda Lee:

oh my, sorry for shouting.
  5:44pm Frege's Nightmare:

Avatar 5:45pm coelacanth:

that's a great hollies song, but the 999 song is great too! (just a wee bit different)
i've got to hear Tommy James' version, but i doubt i'll like it as much as the hollies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Linda Lee:

what's going on? Clay Pigeon repelled by Human League?
Avatar 5:45pm kustomkitten:

I LOVE THE HUMAN LEAGUE. Now there's a band that has the same two songs overplayed and they have SO MANY great songs that the masses don't know about. (Like "The Things That Dreams Are Made Of" currently on super heavy rotation in my life.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Linda Lee:

warm leatherette...
Avatar 5:45pm David Shortell:

The first I ever heard of Marsha Hunt was when she acted in the 1982 movie "Britannia Hospital" (the conclusion of the so-called Mick Travis trilogy that director Lindsay Anderson and actor Malcolm McDowell collaborated on).
Never saw her act in anything else though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Linda Lee:

i can name that tune in 2 notes.
Avatar 5:46pm Chris from DC:

One of the best 7"s ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Guido from Cologne:

Avatar 5:46pm Cecile:

The WFMU national anthem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Bas NL:

You spoil us Mr. Fabio! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Linda Lee:

hahaha Cecile.
  5:47pm Mike tp:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Linda Lee:

oh god, don't get me started on the mudd club, please
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@kustomkitten - On her 100% Whatever program, Mary Wing has a segment featuring a bunch of covers. For example, here's the "Warm Leatherette" edition: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar 5:48pm northguineahills:

Fabio plays this every singles going steady, it seems, no complaints, here...!
  5:48pm malin:

@Guido, yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Linda Lee:

my life's passing before my eyes with this show Fabio Lol
Avatar 5:49pm dale:

'cut you up' was peter murphy - thought clay was going there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Guido from Cologne:

Daniel Miller
Avatar 5:50pm kustomkitten:

Thanks, Ken!! Gonna cue that up for later fo' sho'.
Avatar 5:50pm coelacanth:

Clay - "cuts you up" by Peter Murphey
  5:50pm Dean:

Mitch Miller was an accomplished oboist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Linda Lee:

blows my mind that Fabio still has records he bought in 1980~~
Avatar 5:50pm geezerette:

makes me want to hear Flying Lizard's "Money".

Wonderful show Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Bas NL:

Last April i had lunch sitting next to David Miller.. no, had no chance of talking to him.. ;(
Avatar 5:51pm coelacanth:

dale -D'oh!
Avatar 5:51pm dale:

great minds coelacanth
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Linda Lee:

hahaha geezerette! flying lizards for sure.
Avatar 5:52pm geezerette:

:D !!!
Avatar 5:53pm kustomkitten:

LOL burgerzzzzzz
  5:53pm V Priceless:

That PH live is post-Trower. Great, nonetheless
Avatar 5:53pm dale:

there was a restaurant that had 'the fishamajig' - can't remember it, maybe the red barn or carrols.
Avatar 5:54pm kustomkitten:

Long John Silver's?? Who would eat such a questionable-sound "fish" sandwich.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Michael 98145:

thanks again, Fabio
Avatar 5:54pm dale:

moody blues!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Actor! That's right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Looks like Friendly's had the fishamajig.
Avatar 5:55pm geezerette:

You guys really should do a morning show.
Avatar 5:55pm dale:

that pilot was when spock laughed and smiled - weird
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Bas NL:

Jean-Luc Picard
  5:56pm brainiac:

Happy Halloween everybody. Dress up as creepy clowns.

Bye Kate. Hope we meet again soon.
Avatar 5:56pm Cecile:

Picard, Captain Picard.
Avatar 5:56pm coelacanth:

Thanks Fabio Great program!
  5:57pm Dean:

Do Halloween as Phil Collins.
Avatar 5:57pm kustomkitten:

By Brian!! I hope we do cross paths as well. You're not much for the Facebook, but I'm always around over there. Or maybe I'll come to Cali one of these days. :)
Avatar 5:58pm Cecile:

You can get them stretched. Get them stretched at a good shoe repair place.
Those are barnacles.
Avatar 5:58pm dale:

stick with the wacky tobbacky clay. healthier for you.
  5:58pm matt:

Smoking rules
Avatar 5:59pm Cecile:

carbuncles are clusters of boils on people and animals. Barnacles are on ships.
  5:59pm east hollywood:

Thats a barnacle. Carbucle is different
  6:00pm Dean:

"I like 'going' in the ocean." Watch those ambiguous confessions.
Avatar 6:00pm kustomkitten:

Moved from NYC to Oregon, and am discovering an entire world of wacky tobbacky that I never knew existed. Herbal Xanax, FTW.
  6:00pm Paul:

A carbuncle is definitely a human thing, a pimple.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Bas NL:

Thanks Fabio!
  6:01pm east hollywood:

A barnacle could have a carbuncle not vice versa
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

What are corns like? (The ones on the feet.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Then there are also bunions that can appear on the feet. My sister had surgery for that.
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