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

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Options January 30, 2019: art bands for art bands' sake || plus, a chat with PAUL MYERS about his book The Kids In The Hall: One Dumb Guy

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
wild cherry  baby don't you know   Options electrified funk  epic  1977      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
sharpe & numan  change your mind   Options 12"  polydor  1985  Bill Sharpe (Shakatak) & Gary Numan (Gary Numan)    0:03:52 (Pop‑up)
a flock of seagulls  (it's not me) talking   Options 7"  cocteau  1981      0:11:08 (Pop‑up)
steve wynn  nothing but the shell   Options my midnight  zero hour  1999      0:15:39 (Pop‑up)
earth quake  live and let live   Options why don't you try me  a&m  1972  belated RIP to Earth Quake drummer Steve Nelson    0:19:08 (Pop‑up)
brownsville station  lady (put the light on me)   Options s/t  private stock  1977      0:24:31 (Pop‑up)
art brut  hooray!   Options wham! bang! pow! let's rock out  alcopop      *   0:37:44 (Pop‑up)
art d'ecco  never tell   Options trespasser  paper bag    I did not mean to play two "Art" bands in a row!  *   0:39:53 (Pop‑up)
ty segall  low rider   Options fudge sandwich  in the red      *   0:44:06 (Pop‑up)
desert ships  idle daze   Options eastern flow  desert ships        0:47:44 (Pop‑up)
robert johnson  kerry   Options close personal friend  burger    new reissue, orig 1978  *   0:52:01 (Pop‑up)
the paul & john  long way back   Options inner sunset  mystery lawn  2014  Paul Myers coming up on the phone presently to talk about his new book KIDS IN THE HALL: ONE DUMB GUY    0:54:46 (Pop‑up)
paul myers  interview with efd   Options           1:15:20 (Pop‑up)
shadowy men on a shadowy planet  having an average weekend   Options savvy show stoppers  mammoth cave  2013  2013 reissue    1:31:04 (Pop‑up)
shogun & the sheets  hold on kid   Options digital single  what's your rupture?      *   1:38:11 (Pop‑up)
rinehearts  can't do nothing   Options digital single  cheersquad      *   1:41:10 (Pop‑up)
creamer  magic   Options s/t  creamer      *   1:42:51 (Pop‑up)
gary wright  touch and gone   Options touch and gone  warner bros  1977      1:47:29 (Pop‑up)
ian sweet  spit   Options crush crusher  hardly art      *   1:51:18 (Pop‑up)
savak  they are not like us   Options beg your pardon  ernest jenning record co.      *   1:58:52 (Pop‑up)
little murders  for you   Options the best of little murders  off the hip      *   2:02:41 (Pop‑up)
des demonas  bay of pigs   Options 7"  black gladiator/slovenly      *   2:05:56 (Pop‑up)
supergrass  caught by the fuzz   Options i should coco  capitol  1995      2:09:09 (Pop‑up)
no lights  8am hangman   Options cassette ep  no lights      *   2:11:34 (Pop‑up)
steve gunn  new moon   Options the unseen in between  matador      *   2:19:29 (Pop‑up)
cyril cyril   la vie   Options certaines ruines  born bad/les disques bongo joe      *   2:24:22 (Pop‑up)
screaming blue messiahs  here comes lucky   Options totally religious  elektra  1989      2:29:30 (Pop‑up)
the terraplanes  little johnny guitar   Options all good for the high street  radstock      *   2:33:41 (Pop‑up)
miriam & nobody's babies  get the message   Options 7"  norton      *   2:35:49 (Pop‑up)
sneaks  and we're off   Options highway hypnosis  merge      *   2:44:27 (Pop‑up)
rose ette  predator   Options ignore the feeling  rose ette    bandcamp it  *   2:46:38 (Pop‑up)
cold beat  she's invisible now   Options a simple reflection  dark entries      *   2:49:32 (Pop‑up)
new muzik  straight lines   Options 7"  epic  1979      2:53:06 (Pop‑up)
witch watch  no place to go   Options underground/overground  witch watch      *   2:56:56 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02pm JakeGould:

Avatar 9:03pm Joe B:

hey efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Bootsie:

Oh wow, I haven't heard this in ages!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm efd:

hey everyone! I hope you're all listening indoors this evening!
Avatar 9:16pm JakeGould:

“Flock of Seagulls” has always been better than the seemingly endless hair jokes made at their expense.
  9:16pm John from Florham Park:

@efd I sure as hell am inside listening
Avatar 9:18pm Joe B:

My Midnight mastered by Michael Shelley's pal Greg Calbi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm efd:

and co-produced by recently departed Hobokenite John Agnello!
Avatar 9:22pm Joe B:

more recently a Jersey City-ite!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Fuzzy:

Howdy -- diggin' the hot jams on a cooold MA night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm efd:

@Joe right! I was going to say that initially, then got his home and frequent workplace confused!
  9:24pm Dean:

When did Nelson die? Earth Quake were pretty terrific. A few years ago, Robbie Dunbar played a pub near Berkeley with Al Chan of Rubinoos. Great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm efd:

@Dean I believe it was right around Christmastime. I found out about it from a FB post from Al, in fact.
  9:26pm steveL:

Will Paul M be live or Memorex?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm efd:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm efd:

  9:28pm Dean:

  9:30pm asheville jon:

It's 23 here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Uncle Michael:

8 in Topeka...-2 last night.
  9:31pm Elle:

3 degrees in Vernon NJ
  9:31pm Joe R.:

-14 in Milwaukee :/
  9:31pm asheville jon:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Aitch:

Over 100 in Sydney (40C)
  9:31pm Brendan:

This is future me calling to say great archive. I can’t listen live right now because it’s 12°F in Rockville Maryland. Going down to 4.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Fuzzy:

A crispy 12 degrees in Bedford, MA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Doug in JC:

You can check the actual weather station at the Liberty Science Center. Says it's 8 degrees! www.njweather.org...
  9:31pm RCinMT:

a balmy 23° F in Bozeman MT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Tome:

great stuff always EFD ,, 15F Sheepshead Bay Bklyn,.. guess it's the ocean .. 9F in mid Manhattan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Bootsie:

Currently 7° up here in Putnam Valley. With a bonus "real feel" of -21.
  Swag For Life Member 9:31pm garyseven:

balmy 38 degrees here in Lyons, CO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm loveless:

8° in Northern New Jersey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm G:

New Orleans, currently 46, forecast low 43. Balmy! Forecast in the 70s by the weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Phillippe Bastille:

6 degrees in Clarksville MD (halfway between DC and Baltimore)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm aratuk:

Portland, Ore — Further north than Portland, Maine, yet a balmy 44ºF. Thank you, winds from Hawaii.
  9:32pm steveL:

Technology is our friend!

Minus 7 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which is 10-degrees warmer than about 12 hours ago. Projected to drop back to -13 before morning.
  9:32pm Brooklyn Banzai:

59 degrees in Walnut Creek, CA

Come visit everyone!
  9:32pm John from Florham Park:

@liveless 6 in Florham Park
  9:33pm Paul Myers:

It's 57 degrees here in Kensington, California and I'm supposed to come to New York tomorrow and a little freaked out that I'll find it crazy cold.
  9:33pm Johnzon:

-3 here in Detroit... and about 40 in my house. Furnace went out last night. It got down to about 28, slept with about 5 blankets on me. Its back on now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Tome:

to all my Friends warm hugzz esp . few Winnipeg CA now HUGZZZ! --23F ,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Luisa24:

10 in Brooklyn. So glad I was in Iowa City last week and not this week...Iowa City -18 right now!!! Holy F!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Bootsie:

@Johnzon yikes! Glad the furnace is back!
  9:34pm John from Florham Park:

And FEIW it is 61 in Deerfield beach Florida where I used to live
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Michael M. from Montclair:

3 degrees Fahrenheit here in Montclair, NJ according to the dashboard on my Subaru.
  9:35pm Cornelius Projects:

59 degrees, San Pedro, California. Mostly cloudy. 88% humidity.
  9:35pm John from Florham Park:

FWIW is what I meant
  9:36pm phillippe bastille:

I feel your pain Johnzon, lost ours a couple weeks ago in the last cold snap
  9:37pm Kat in Chicago:

-16 here and they made me go to work
  9:37pm Brendan:

And in many of these places the wind speed is higher than the temperature.
  9:38pm John from Florham Park:

@kat BOOOO
  9:38pm Brendan:

Not that there are many negative wind speeds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm Folsom:

36 in Atlanta
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm aratuk:

@kat Heard they were setting fire to the railroad tracks in Chicago to keep them from icing over. I hope that's your job…
  9:39pm Kat in Chicago:

@Johnzon holy shit, glad you got through that.
  9:39pm steveL:

About half the town was closed today. Sunny and super cold.
  9:41pm Kat in Chicago:

LOL I was not setting fire to the train tracks, but I saw a picture of that. The CTA actually ran on schedule for both ways of my commute today, and I am infinitely grateful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm G:

Wherefore "art"s?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm Bootsie:

I feel like I would really like this track with a different singer.
  9:47pm Kat in Chicago:

Crazy cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Bootsie:

Oh wow, just realized it was Ty Segall! I usually like him, too...
  9:48pm Mankato Fish:

-19 in scenic North Mankato MN love love love the Low Rider!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Tome:

Ships !!!!! yea !!!
  9:49pm Mankato Fish:

-32 wind chill.
  9:50pm Brendan:

Can we get Hot Rails To Hell for those Chicago rail workers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm efd:

ha! good suggestion, Brendan, but unfortunately we're broadcasting 3 floors away from the record library so I can't just run and get it.
  9:57pm John from Florham Park:

@evan play a very long record
  9:58pm Johnzon:

aaaand it's off again. damn power surges.
  9:58pm Johnzon:

dayyyum mankato!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Kat in Chicago:

oh no!!!
  9:59pm John from Florham Park:

@johnzon try and stay warm
Avatar 10:00pm JakeGould:

“Fudge Sandwich?” Sounds like a cutesy take on “Sh*t Sandwich.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Kat in Chicago:

that's kinda what I thought
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm Folsom:

@Mankato haven't heard of Mankato for a while, my brother used to live in Waseca
  10:03pm Mankato Fish:

The cold changes sound and makes the trains sound like they’re in the backyard
Avatar 10:06pm JakeGould:

To Reg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm aratuk:

I'm guessing this is not the Mike Myers brother who worked at Sears. Ask him, efd, whither the Sears Myers brother?
  10:07pm Mankato Fish:

@Folsom Waseca is a fine little town
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Tome:

SCTV donchaknow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm Bootsie:

No one likes the bass player.
Avatar 10:23pm twinoak170:

Hi Evan and everyone!
Avatar 10:24pm JakeGould:

Greatest hits are for housewives and little girls!
Avatar 10:25pm Joe B:

was just thinking of that one Jake!
  10:30pm phillippe bastille:

well, Johnzon, you passed the heating problem back to me. wife said the furnace was making noise, took a look at it and sure enough, it was making noise. and then it wasn't. wasnt working either. brand new freaking unit
Avatar 10:31pm Joe B:

great job efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm Kat in Chicago:

Nice chat. Haven't heard this for a minute!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"I'm crushing your head!"
Avatar 10:39pm Joe B:

nice surprise to see Shadowy Men opening for Yo La Tengo at Hanukkah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40pm efd:

right! I forgot they were one of the openers, that must have been great!
  10:41pm David Colangelo:

The Euro pop singer played by Bruce....or the guy Kevin played, “slipped my mind”....love those kids....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm efd:

haha, I love the "slipped my mind" guy. That's one of the sketches that's discussed in the book, in fact
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm Chop Scott:

I thought my radiators were making that noise--Cheers EFD!
  10:54pm JakeGould:

When you rent a video you enter into a sacred trust!

@JoeB: Great minds–and bozos like us–think alike!
Avatar 10:58pm Joe B:

touch and gone reached No. 73 on the Hot Hundred, according to Joel Whitburn
  11:00pm Johnzon:

phillipe... mine is only a year old. I think there are some loose power lines coming into the house, which is causing partial power, flickering lights & surges. Keeps burning out the transformer. Right now it seems like it's just not getting enough power to turn on tho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm efd:

nice, thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm efd:

@Johnzon wishing you the best with your furnace issues, that's brutal in this weather (and not great anytime, really)
  11:35pm steveL:

Terraplanes. Holy bass sound!
  11:40pm David Colangelo:

Evan....were you a fan of the Lemon Twins? How about the Shmenge brothers....did you ever watch Make me Laugh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45pm efd:

you know, strangely I never really got into SCTV. Not that I didn't like it when I saw it, but I never sought it out.
  11:50pm David Colangelo:

They made a movie that cracked my ass up....songs like Who Stole the Kishka...the girls on that show really funny....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52pm Aitch:

Just back in. 110 degrees now in Sydney, 4pm Thursday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53pm efd:

good lord! You guys really are getting the opposite of what we've got.
Avatar 11:58pm Joe B:

great show efd!
  11:59pm steveL:

Thanks again, efd!
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