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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 1, 2020: BEST OF 2019!!

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Images Approx. start time
 
Favorite single-artist reissues/collections of 2019!
hollywood stars  all the kids on the street   Options sound city  burger  my #5 reissue/collection of 2019! 
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robin lane & the chartbusters  when things go wrong   Options many years ago: the complete robin lane & the chartbusters collection  blixa sounds  my #4 reissue/collection of 2019! 
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patrice rushen  forget me nots (12" version)   Options remind me:the classic elektra recordings 1978-84  strut  my #3 reissue/collection of 2019! 
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orchestral manoeuvres in the dark  joan of arc   Options souvenir box set  umg  my #2 reissue/collection of 2019! 
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sparks  the number one song in heaven (single version)   Options no. 1 in heaven (40th anniversary edition)  lil' beethoven  MY #1 REISSUE/COLLECTION OF 2019!! 
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Favorite Singles/EPs of 2019!
  Bubbling Under!
20. "Experts In Skin" - Constant Mongrel (Upset! The Rhythm)
19. Japanese Rooms EP - Starbenders (B.I.J.)
18. Distance Is A Mirror EP - Public Practice (Wharf Cat)
17. s/t EP - The Elevator Operators (Thirteen O'Clock)
16. "Faces" - Failed Flowers (Slumberland)
15. Death Buy EP - Skull Practitioners (In The Red)
14. "There Is A Hum" - Bush Tetras (Third Man)
13. "Is There Logic In Pop?" - Cookie Brooklyn & the Crumbs (Epic Sweep)
12. "Motorcycle Girl" - The Fallen Leaves (Parliament) (one of three great singles released simultaneously)
11. "Boys! Boys! Boys! Boys! Boys!" - Juniper (Confidential)
chandra  day without success   Options 7"  third man  my #10 single/EP of 2019! 
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short fuses  the pink   Options 7"  ramo  my #9 single/EP of 2019! 
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modern nature  nature   Options nature ep  bella union  my #8 single/EP of 2019! Playing live here on the show next week! 
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the exbats  hercules   Options 7"  half a cow  my #7 single/EP of 2019! 
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the empty hearts  coat-tailer   Options single  wicked cool  my #6 single/EP of 2019! 
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vital idles  break a   Options s/t 7" ep  upset! the rhythm  my #5 single/EP of 2019! 
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eyelids  it's about to go down   Options 7"  chunklet industries  my #4 single/EP of 2019! 
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ladymonix  moments in paris   Options track 39 ep  frizner electric  my #3 single/EP of 2019! 
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the anemic boyfriends  fake i.d.   Options 7"  hozac  my #2 single/EP of 2019! 
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peter holsapple combo  that kind of guy   Options amplifier - live at q division ep  hawthorne curve  MY #1 SINGLE/EP of 2019!! 
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Favorite various artist compilations of 2019!
john sex  bump and grind it   Options va-the world of keith haring  soul jazz  my #5 compilation of 2019! 
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phil cordell  londonderry   Options va-bob stanley & pete wiggs present three day week  ace  my #4 compilation of 2019! 
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john sebastian  darling be home soon   Options va-woodstock: back to the garden  cotillion/rhino  my #3 compilation of 2019! 
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quadrascope  baby won't phone   Options va-electrical language: independent british synth pop 78-84  cherry red  my #2 compilation of 2019! 
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the jets  yeah!   Options va-all the young droogs: 60 juvenile delinquent wrecks  cherry red  MY #1 COMPILATION OF 2019!! 
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Orphans: five great songs in no special order whose albums didn't make it into my final list
the rubinoos  honey from the honeycombs   Options from home  yep roc   
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imperial wax  the art of projection   Options gastwerk saboteurs  saustex   
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mdou moctar  tarhatazed   Options ilana: the creator  sahel sounds   
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calliope musicals  cosmic poison arrow   Options color/sweat  rhyme & reason   
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the dandy warhols  motor city steel   Options why you so crazy  dine alone   
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Favorite albums of 2019!
  Bubbling Under!
25. The Paranoid Style - A Goddamn Impossible Way Of Life (Bar/None)
24. Wreckless Eric - Transience - (Southern Domestic)
23. Hank & the Skinny 3 - Seconds To Destruction (Fuel Records)
22. Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury (Leaf)
21. Patio - Essentials (Fire Talk)
20. Ice Cream - Fed Up (self-released)
19. Nat Freedberg - Better Late Than Never (Rum Bar)
18. Jordan Jones - s/t (Spaghetty Town/Beluga)
17. Ranch House - Second Story (self-released)
16. The Fallen Leaves - Maximum Minimum (Parliament)
dark blue  she loves me   Options victory is rated  12xu  my #15 album of 2019! 
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velveteen rabbit  oh, logan   Options s/t  hozac  my #14 album of 2019! 
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big quiet  birdwatching   Options interesting times  unblinking ear  my #13 album of 2019! 
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ladytron  far from home   Options s/t  !k7  my #12 album of 2019! 
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jonny couch  vertigo   Options mystery man  damaged sofa  my #11 album of 2019! 
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the piggies  oh yeah!   Options something to chew on  sparkle time  my #10 album of 2019! 
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pottery  spell   Options no. 1  partisan  my #9 album of 2019! 
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lloyd cole  when i came down from the mountain   Options guesswork  e-a-r music  my #8 album of 2019! 
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the dream syndicate  put some miles on   Options these times  anti-  my #7 album of 2019! 
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the pernice brothers  lullaby   Options spread the feeling  ashmont  my #6 album of 2019! 
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freeloader  the thing to do   Options the path of least resistance  rum bar  my #5 album of 2019! 
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entracte twist  hors service   Options s/t  rput  my #4 album of 2019! 
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sir babygirl  flirting with her   Options crush on me  father/daughter  my #3 album of 2019! 
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stag  pied piper blues   Options electric mistress  stag  my #2 album of 2019! 
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control top  chain reaction   Options covert contracts  get better  MY #1 ALBUM OF 2019!! 
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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:04pm JakeGould:

2020 firsties!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm efd:

finally!
  9:05pm P-90:

Happy Funk Year, efd and all
  9:05pm John from Florham park:

Hello fellow funksters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm listener 126464:

I think I saw this band at Creation in West Orange
Avatar 9:07pm JakeGould:

Is it just me or are more DJs on WFMU playing “Forget Me Nots” recently than not?
  9:11pm John from Florham park:

@Jakegould could be, there are some songs that go viral and get played on a lot of shows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm efd:

probably because of this box set that came out in 2019
Avatar 9:13pm JakeGould:

Ahhh… A 2019 reissue. www.nytimes.com...

Wonderful nonetheless.
Avatar 9:15pm Hoboken Jack:

Happy new year, EFD!!!
  9:21pm DJ E:

New Year, new episode of the efd show.
  9:28pm Carmichael:

Heya Evan and people if the most current year. What is the Chinese designation?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm efd:

2020 is the year of the Rat! Which happens to be my year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm medson:

Hola and Happy New Year efd and everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm efd:

greetings and HNY meds, carm, DJ E, Jack, Jake, John, P-90, 126464, and everyone else! Thanks for tuning in tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm listener 126464:

Cheers efd!
  9:44pm steveL:

Backitty-back, baby!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Tome:

happy NewYears EFD and Funky peoples ,,yes the Rat is Back me too [1960] !<>!
  9:47pm johnzo:

listening in Detroit! hey dj!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm efd:

sweet, hey back johnzo! And hey Tome and steveL!
  9:50pm Adorno:

Happy New Year from Manila!
  9:50pm Carmichael:

Sweet guitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Kat in Chicago:

Happy new year Evan and funksters! Just got in from a party, now spending the last hours of the first day with knitting, something fizzy in a flute glass, and 'FMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Kat in Chicago:

Shout out to all the Rats! I'm 1960 too, Tome!
Avatar 9:52pm RobinSays:

Happy happy new year Evan! You're playing awesome music as per usual. Viva Chandra!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm efd:

Manila! Happy New Year to yo, Adorno! And you, Kat, Tome, and Robin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Kat in Chicago:

Much as I enjoy the holiday fill-in shows, it was nice to have the usual WFMU Wednesday crew on duty today. Especially since I haven't been able to listen that much on weekdays lately.
Avatar 9:57pm Hoboken Jack:

Hello Medson Man, SteveL, 126464, and all!!
  9:59pm Carmichael:

I am, some say appropriately, the year of the cock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Kat in Chicago:

Wow, Ladymonix made it to #3! I got a couple of other dance tracks to recommend to you, Evan, if I ever remember to do it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Aitch:

Full or half mongrel?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Aitch:

Tale of Devotion by Terr was my dance fave
  10:03pm steveL:

What is that lady Ladymonix sample? “Touch all of this skin.” So familiar
  10:04pm John from Florian park:

@Jakegould read that nyt article very interesting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Kat in Chicago:

It's from Paris Is Burning
  10:05pm Carmichael:

Elliott Easton!?! No wonder I loved that crisp little solo!
  10:05pm John from Florham park:

Can’t wait to hear them EFD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm Kat in Chicago:

@steveL youtu.be...
  10:09pm Carmichael:

This reminds me if Rick Derringer
  10:14pm Eddy in Australia:

Happy New Year Evan and everyone. Haven't been able to listen live and comment for ages but couldn't miss your best-of show. I'll give my vote for No. 1 single to The Anemic Boyfriends, even though I love that Exbats song (and it's on an Australian label, for some weird reason).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16pm efd:

Eddy and Aitch, how are you guys doing with the wildfires? It sounds like a horrible situation.
  10:25pm Eddy in Australia:

Safe and unaffected in my part of Melbourne. Spent some of the holidays in the countryside but it's also an area which has (so far) escaped the bushfires. What's going on elsewhere is terrifying. And don't get me started on our idiot PM.
  10:27pm Carmichael:

Seems to be a universal theme, Eddy. Be safe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm Kat in Chicago:

Such a great version of "Darling Be Home Soon"
Avatar 10:27pm RobinSays:

WFMU played "Darling Be Home Soon" over and over on September 11. I was freaking out in my little room at St. Mary's Residence across the street from the station until I went to the station where I spent the afternoon with Scott Williams and Bob Gruen who happened to be stuck in JC. Their company was very comforting. Here's to a more peaceful decade...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm Aitch:

Just smoke in Sydney, lots of it. Some dear friends may or may or not have a house when they get home about 3 hrs south. Surrounded by warehouses here, more chance of being burnt by a meth-head than a rogue tree.
  10:31pm Carmichael:

Apropos of nothing, just saw the Searching for Sugarman doc last night. Thanks to FMU for teaching me.
  10:31pm Eddy in Australia:

Carmichael: Thanks. Yep, there's a few of them in charge of things at the moment.
Avatar 10:37pm JakeGould:

Well, stay safe down over there in Australia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40pm efd:

thanks for the updates Eddy and Aitch.
  10:44pm Carmichael:

Mdou. My guitar idol of the decade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Mike Sin:

That "All the Young Droogs" comp = somethin' else! Cherry Red delivers in spades once again!
  10:45pm steveL:

Mdou. Astounding. Hope some of you saw him. My angles didn’t pan out, although, I think he did swing through Chicago.
  10:46pm medson:

This was my biggest regret of 2019. Miss this show @Monty Hall
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Mdou Moctar = Five thumbs up!
  10:55pm steveL:

Thanks for the link, Kat! Appreciated!
  11:01pm Marc15:

4 minutes a song
  11:02pm Marc15:

Happy New Year, Evan. I am looking forward to another Great Year Of Your Show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03pm efd:

that doesn't leave any time for backannnouncing though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03pm efd:

thank you Marc, so am I!
Avatar 11:04pm DETENTION:

Cheers EFD! thanks for the tunes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Pull a Ken Freedman and play them at 107% faster RPM than normal.
  11:04pm Carmichael:

Just a few more weeks until Singles Going Steady, he he ...
  11:04pm Marc15:

You are welcome, Evan!
  11:05pm Marc15:

Quick back announcing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm efd:

it'll have to be!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Er ... 7% faster than normal or 107% of normal speed. Just changed oil in the brain and air bubbles still getting filtered out.
  11:10pm Carmichael:

Xm Sirius always clips off the last 5 seconds of every song. EVERY song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm Kat in Chicago:

I caught Mdou Moctar at a late summer street festival in Chicago. Great. Boogarins played that afternoon too!
Avatar 11:13pm Joe B:

great show efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16pm efd:

thanks Joe!
  11:32pm pp:

The Dream Shatner
  11:50pm Listener Bop Monroe:

great choices all. cool countdown. thnx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50pm efd:

thank you, glad you dug it!
  11:54pm Eddy in Australia:

Great show, Evan. Well done squeezing 15 albums into one hour! Have a great year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, efd. Let's see what grooves make next year's list.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56pm Kat in Chicago:

You had a great year on the show, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56pm efd:

phew, I can't believe it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm efd:

thanks so much Kat! I'll gladly take those recommendations you mentioned when you think of it!
  11:59pm Carmichael:

Take the rest if the night off.
  6:34pm truthseeker:

efd:

that doesn't leave any time for backannnouncing though!

Suits us fine Evan! lol
  4:20pm Dugan:

Digging back into the archives. Let's rock, EFD of the Past!
  11:25pm Dugan:

I'm STILL listening to the 3rd hour of this sucker. Good lord!
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