Favoriting New York Underground with Ray Boogie: Playlist from December 18, 2020 Favoriting

NY-bred, Jamaican-born Ray Boogie takes you on a trip back to the days of The Gallery, Paradise Garage, Danceteria, Mudd Club, and The Loft. You’ll hear some pre-disco and underground-inspired grooves ranging from funk, reggae, post-punk, new wave and more. Fasten your seat belts, we’re headed to deep New York Underground!!!

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Favoriting December 18, 2020

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
Nick Straker Band  A Little Bit Of Jazz   Favoriting   Epic Records  1979  12"  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Change  A Lover's Holiday   Favoriting   Warner Bros.  1980  12"  0:05:34 (Pop-up)
Double Exposure  Ten Percent   Favoriting   Salsoul Records  1976  12"  0:11:45 (Pop-up)
Detroit Emeralds  Feel The Need   Favoriting   Westbound Records  1977  12"  0:23:11 (Pop-up)
The Jacksons  Can You Feel It   Favoriting   Epic Records  1980  12"  0:30:13 (Pop-up)
Hugh Masekela  Don't Go Lose It Baby (Stretch Mix)   Favoriting   Jive Afrika  1984  12"  0:36:12 (Pop-up)
Isaac Hayes  Don't Let Go (Long Version)   Favoriting   Polydor Records  1979  12"  0:46:03 (Pop-up)
Loose Ends  Hangin' On A String (Contemplating-Extended Dance Mix)   Favoriting   Virgin Records  1985  12"  0:59:12 (Pop-up)
Kenny Loggins  This Is It   Favoriting   CBS Records  1979  12"  1:05:04 (Pop-up)
Ram Jam  Black Betty (Original Version)   Favoriting   Epic  1977  12"  1:10:04 (Pop-up)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads  Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Dance Version)   Favoriting   Stiff Records  1978  12"  1:13:58 (Pop-up)
Medium Medium  So Hungry, So Angry   Favoriting   Cherry Red/ Cachalot Records  1981  12"  1:17:39 (Pop-up)
Devo  (I Can't Get Me No) Satisfaction   Favoriting   Stiff Records  1977  12"  1:23:09 (Pop-up)
Gang Of Four  What We All Want (Live)   Favoriting Another Day, Another Dollar EP  Warner Bros.  1982  EP  1:25:22 (Pop-up)
Echo & The Bunnymen  The Cutter   Favoriting   Korova / WEA  1983  12"  1:31:29 (Pop-up)
Tones On Tail  Go! (Club Mix)   Favoriting   Beggars Banquet  1984  12"  1:36:37 (Pop-up)
Tim Scott  Swear   Favoriting   Sire Records  1983  12"  1:41:00 (Pop-up)
Classix Nouveaux  Guilty (Long Version)   Favoriting   EMI Liberty  1981  12"  1:46:12 (Pop-up)
Jellybean  Sidewalk Talk (Short Version)   Favoriting   EMI America  1984  12"  1:51:35 (Pop-up)
The World's Famous Supreme Team  Hey DJ! (Extended Version)   Favoriting   Charisma/Virgin  1984  12"  1:55:33 (Pop-up)
Haircut 100  Favorite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)   Favoriting   Arista Records  1981  12"  2:01:51 (Pop-up)
Secession  Promise (Dance Mix)   Favoriting   Siren/Virgin Records  1987  12"  2:08:32 (Pop-up)
Machinations  No Say In It (Extended Version)   Favoriting   White Label Records  1984  12"  2:13:26 (Pop-up)
Pet Shop Boys  West End Girls (Original Bobby 'O' 12" Mix)   Favoriting   Epic Records  1984  12"  2:20:41 (Pop-up)
The Stranglers  Midnight Summer Dream (Special Extended Mix)   Favoriting   Epic Records  1982  12"  2:28:55 (Pop-up)
Bryan Ferry  Don't Stop The Dance (Special Dance Remix)   Favoriting   Warner Bros.  1985  12"  2:42:31 (Pop-up)
Simple Minds  Love Song (Extended Version)   Favoriting   Virgin Records  1981  12"  2:48:00 (Pop-up)
Madness  Grey Day   Favoriting   Stiff Records  1981  12"  2:54:39 (Pop-up)
23 Skidoo  Assassin   Favoriting   Illuminated  1986  12"  2:58:40 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

  8:19pm
paparay:

SEE YOU ALL AT 9PM!!!
  8:45pm
paparay:

In less than 15 minutes.....
  9:01pm
h o l l y:

lets go
  9:02pm
Patty D:

Off to a groovy start. Diggin it.
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loveless:

Dancing with myself. Hello all!
  9:03pm
paparay:

I see Mixmaster Holly is in the house!!!
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DjLorraine:

Hi to all, and hydrate. seasonal reminder
  9:04pm
paparay:

WELCOME FELLOW UNDERGROUNDERS!!! ANOTHER FRIDAY NIGHT TILL MIDNIGHT!
  9:05pm
H o l l y:

Yep Yep!!!!!
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loveless:

Let's Disco Down In A Roller Skating Ring . . .
  9:10pm
paparay:

IT'S GONNA BE A ROLLERCOASTER TONIGHT!!! LOTS OF FUNKY PUNKY STUFF!
  9:11pm
H o l l y:

Hey loveless and djLorraine
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loveless:

@Holly ¡Hola!
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radioronan:

Good evening DJ Ray Boogie and those in the underground!
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Jason from Houston:

Hey there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm
Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
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Johnny Too Bad:

Paparay with the 12 inches tonight!
  9:18pm
paparay:

SHOUT OUT TO JASON FROM HOUSTONNNNNNNNNN!!!!
  9:19pm
Andres:

Evening Ray and all! I was dozing on the couch but somebody lit a fire!!!
  9:19pm
paparay:

GREETINGS TO ALL. I SEE A FAMILIAR FACE IN THE CROWD!!!
  9:20pm
paparay:

@Johhny Too Bad: Thanks for joining!
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DjLorraine:

Right on
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Johnny Too Bad:

You had the wife and I dancing, came back again for more.
  9:21pm
paparay:

@ Johnny Too Bad: Have them shoes ready tonight!
  9:22pm
paparay:

@ Andres: Thanks for tuning in. You got your club nap!
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common:

diggin
  9:26pm
obamula420:

absolutely been lovin this show since it popped up a few months back, phenomenal stuff Ray love the vibe, hie to everybody else listenin WFMU4ever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm
JayD:

Yes!!!! You have the perfect Friday night show!
Avatar 9:29pm
Megaroni:

Feelin’ this need, yeah baby
  9:31pm
EricV:

a banger you never want to end!
  9:31pm
paparay:

GLAD YOU UNDERGROUNDERS ARE ENJOYING! STICK AROUND FOR MORE GREAT STUFF!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm
Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
  9:32pm
queems:

HELL YES
  9:34pm
paparay:

OPENING UP THE ARCHIVES TO ROCK SOME STUFF BY MICHAEL AND HIS BROTHERS. ENJOY!!!
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Tim In SF:

@Ray Boogie: really enjoying this Jackson's track. thank you
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HyperDose:

I can feel it!
  9:35pm
queems:

this is one of my favorite albums ever
  9:35pm
Andres:

I was too young for any club but remember watching this Jacksons video with my brother and sister. Loving it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm
bbxtina:

Thank the stars for WFMU or I would be crying myself to sleep every weekend. This show is fireeeee
  9:39pm
PERSONATOR from Highland Park NJ:

Great set
  9:40pm
paparay:

@bbxtina: Welcome to New York Underground. No need to cry. We do this every Friday night 9pm-midnight. Admission is free. No guest list or VIP. and OPEN BAR!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm
bbxtina:

Thanks Ray! I'll have all the shots, and then a bucket for later
  9:45pm
Andres:

This Hugh Masekela! Keeps getting hotter in here!
  9:49pm
paparay:

THIS ONE IS A LOOOOONNNNNNNGGGG ONE!!!
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DjLorraine:

Im finding new muscles. Anyone need an Underground elixer while im up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm
ike p:

peace and good evening all!
  9:51pm
EricV:

This track was featured on The A-Team in 85 when Isaac and Rick James appeared in a music-centric episode.
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Frank77:

Wow, I haven’t heard this one in years, Isaac Hayes, I almost forgot your show was on tonight. Just tunning in...I love it.
  9:52pm
paparay:

@EricV: Spitting facts & trivia. Thanks for sharing!
  9:53pm
paparay:

@Frank77: Thanks for tuning in. Every Friday night till midnight.
  9:57pm
paparay:

WHO NEEDS WATER????
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bbxtina:

is the water spiked with tequila
  9:58pm
H o l l y:

Welcome ike p - EricV- Andres- bbxtima - PERSONATOR - queems - HyperDose - Tim SF - Jason from Houston - Megaroni - obamula420 - JayD - common - Johnny Too Bad - radioronan

Welcome!!!!!
  9:59pm
paparay:

@bbxtina: Tequila optional! I like folks hydrated on the dance floor. Shots are FREE ALL NIGHT!!!
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bbxtina:

Hellloooo Holly!! @ray Hydration is key!!
  10:01pm
H o l l y:

I'm feeling what your selecting Ray!!!
  10:02pm
paparay:

@Holly: Happy to hear. If you're feeling it, I know I'm doing my job. Thank you.
Avatar 10:03pm
Frank77:

I’m feeling Scritti Politti - Wood Beez long version.
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HyperDose:

I've already drank 2 liters of water today and I'm still parched (unfortunately not from dancing). These steam radiators are brutal! haha
  10:05pm
paparay:

@Frank77: Will drop that one for you in an upcoming show. It's coming!!!
  10:06pm
EricV:

I like the public H20 concern! I think some lime sparkling is in order! Hello Holly and everyone else on the virtual dance floor!
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DjLorraine:

I saw him..at my highschool in the auditorium
  10:08pm
H o l l y:

room temp water and Ray

PERFECT COMBO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm
DjLorraine:

Kenny Loggins
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm
Jason from Houston:

Cranking it... Hahaha...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm
Jason from Houston:

Love that Millie J version.
  10:12pm
NikiA:

I saw tequila mentioned. I'm having some with passion fruit juice. cheers, all
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bbxtina:

AH! I would scream sing this song in the car with my dad when I was a child.
Avatar 10:13pm
HyperDose:

Definitely prefer the vocals in this one. My ears don't feel assaulted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm
DjLorraine:

Bf wamted this on the speaker so he could hear HaHA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, feeling energized with a stomach full of store-bought frozen burrito and some Ram Jam!
  10:14pm
paparay:

This one had some spins at some deep underground spots around town.
  10:16pm
H o l l y:

pass That!!!
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DjLorraine:

He loves this..
  10:17pm
H o l l y:

HIT ME HIT ME!!!
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HyperDose:

Plenty of leftover stuffed shells in fra diavolo sauce if anyone's hungry. Soak up those spirits!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm
bbxtina:

kinky
  10:18pm
H o l l y:

PASS THAT TOO!!!!
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bbxtina:

@hyperdose mmm yum grazie. sharing is caring
  10:19pm
NikiA:

my crush isn't texting me back. drink up indeed *cheers*
  10:19pm
paparay:

Hit me up on Instagram at new_york_underground_wfmu if you wanna!!!
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bbxtina:

@Nikia, ya don't need them. ya got water, Stuffed shells and rhythm sticks and US
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ike p:

am i the only one that has no idea how i know the music sometimes?
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Jason from Houston:

OH DANG
  10:21pm
scobot:

Any chance you could play Don't Stop the Dance/Bryan Ferry?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm
Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Avatar 10:21pm
Frank77:

Medium Medium, you didn’t forget..I’m dancing all over the living room.
  10:21pm
NikiA:

@bbxtina YES!! ❤️👊💃
  10:22pm
paparay:

@ Frank77: Told ya!
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Ryansterlingvirtue:

This is great!
  10:23pm
paparay:

@scobot: Believe it or not, I have that lined up for later. Stick around!!!!
  10:23pm
paparay:

@Frank77: Sorry I forgot your name.
  10:25pm
NikiA:

@paparay, found you on instagram :) I'm @misssrilanka
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DjLorraine:

He is SINGING. Aaaaaa
Avatar 10:26pm
Frank77:

Papa, no problem, I’m totally grooving to your selection tonight.
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bbxtina:

Has anyone bought the DEVO hat with the visor. Im thnking of buying it for work
  10:26pm
EricV:

I can't get no gaming license! Ray is channeling Casino!
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Michael Shelley:

Killing ir
  10:26pm
NikiA:

babybabybabybabybabybabybaby
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ike p:

oh nice - my favorite cover, but i've never heard this version - thank you so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm
DjLorraine:

Ike p, yes maybe osmosis
  10:27pm
cvh:

@ike p --- the Eno-produced LP version has way more reverb, right?
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Michael Shelley:

It
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brycepunk1:

Hell yes! I LOVE this version of What We All Want. Was always one of my go-to's when DJ's a party.
Awesome!
Avatar 10:29pm
HyperDose:

@Paparay That pic of Madonna with Grace Jones is epic!
  10:30pm
Anne LaBrusciano:

Time warp
  10:30pm
paparay:

@brycepunk1: BADASS!!!! They make these instruments talk.
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Ryansterlingvirtue:

@anna totally transported
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Frank77:

This live version blows the studio version away.
  10:31pm
paparay:

@Frank77: BIG TIME!!!!
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adampsyche:

hey all happy Friday and thank you for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm
Ryansterlingvirtue:

My fav echo song
  10:33pm
Dave Miss:

Loving this set!
  10:33pm
scobot:

@paparay, great! Kismet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm
Ryansterlingvirtue:

People would get hurt when they played this. I needed space
  10:34pm
Carmichael:

Good day, all.
  10:35pm
paparay:

@Carmichael: Good day!!!!
  10:35pm
paparay:

@Dave Miss: Thanks for tuning in to New York Underground!
  10:36pm
paparay:

@adampsyche: Happy Friday to you and thanks for tuning in!!!
  10:36pm
scobot:

Ian McCulloch’s voice could inherit the earth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38pm
Ryansterlingvirtue:

Club classic
  10:39pm
cvh:

soaking in a lot of sounds!!! fun stuff
  10:40pm
paparay:

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!
  10:41pm
paparay:

Original 12" on RED VINYL folks!!!
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HyperDose:

We get it paparay...you're the coolest cat in the club!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50pm
ParUbi:

yes to Stashu!
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Frank77:

Guilty, The singer reminds of Leisure Process, love cascade
  10:55pm
paparay:

@Frank77: Similar indeed.
  10:56pm
paparay:

DOES ANYBODY HEAR MADONNA ON THIS????
Avatar 10:58pm
HyperDose:

This is a BOP. Excellent choice.
  10:59pm
Phil:

Yes! I thought for sure I heard Madonna.
  11:00pm
Phil:

This is a great number.
  11:05pm
Dave Miss:

Like Danceteria days!
  11:12pm
paparay:

ARE MY UNDERGROUNDERS STILL THERE????
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bbxtina:

I dont want this to end!!!
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Frank77:

Secession, it’s like somebody raided my record collection. 👍
  11:14pm
paparay:

@Frank77: I might've....
  11:17pm
paparay:

@bbxtina: You can listen to my past shows on the WFMU archives so it will never end!
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bbxtina:

@ray YA! I am staying up all night forever and ever. No rest for the wicked.
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bbxtina:

also my xmas card send-out deadline is tomorrow hahah
  11:24pm
paparay:

bbxtina: WFMU will keep you company.
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Frank77:

In A Westend Town, call the police, there’s a madman around...😎😎
  11:25pm
MiParis:

Pet Shop Boys! I think there are posters of this guy in my bedroom... and zillions of records, cassettes, magazines, CDs and all kind of crazy merchandise
  11:25pm
MiParis:

These guys!
  11:26pm
paparay:

@MIParis: Only 1 poster. And AUTOGRAPHED!!!
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Frank77:

Saw them once in New York for the Release tour.
  11:29pm
jack:

12 inch mixes aren't really meant to be played end to end just sayin
  11:29pm
paparay:

@Frank77: I've seen them nearly every time they passed through NYC. Missed the first tour. Was in college and BROKE.
Collect them. Met both of them several times and too much signed stuff.
  11:31pm
jack:

and no neil tennant is not dead
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anne:

loved smash hits magazine
  11:33pm
paparay:

@jack: Neil Tennant is alive and well. The lead singer of Secession died.
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anne:

great show! just turned in my last paper of the semester!!
  11:36pm
paparay:

@anne: YAY!!!!
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HyperDose:

Congrats on surviving finals!
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Frank77:

I didn’t know the singer had passed from Secession, I’m long time fan since I first heard them on WLIR. I have just about everything from them, 12 mixes including they’re album.
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anne:

thank you everyone!!! it's all the more triumphant because I'm a middle-aged student!!
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Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39pm
Jason from Houston:

꒰。•‿•。꒱
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DjLorraine:

Fantastic anne.
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anne:

thank you!!!
  11:44pm
paparay:

@Frank77: Are you on the Grew Up Listening To WLIR/WDRE Facebook page? I'm on there and in the documentary.
  11:45pm
MiParis:

Even @paparay himself is dancing!
  11:46pm
paparay:

YES FOLKS I WAS ACTUALLY DANCING!!!
  11:47pm
Lolo in Brooklyn:

Great tunes!!
  11:48pm
paparay:

@scobot: ARE YOU STILL LISTENING???
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Frank77:

Papa, I’m going to check out later, thank you.
  11:49pm
scobot:

Oh YES! And dancing. Thank you!
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Frank77:

Tonight on this date, 22/18/87 Depeche Mode sells out the garden hosted by WLIR. I still have my ticket stub.
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Frank77:

12/18/87
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HyperDose:

@Frank77 LUCKY. I was a day old haha

Thanks for a fantastic party/show paparay! Same time next week? 🎚️🎵
  11:53pm
paparay:

@Frank77: I wasn't there. Saw them first time during Violator at Radio City Music Hall. Nitzer Ebb opened up. This was 1989 I believe.
  11:54pm
Phil:

Great show tonight! As always.
  11:54pm
paparay:

@Frank77: I met Dave Gahan on the street during Exciter. Such a nice guy.
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Frank77:

Nitzer opened for them also at the 1987 show. Great show tonight..👍🥂😎
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DjLorraine:

I really appreciate your show Ray Boogie.
  11:55pm
paparay:

@DjLorraine: Thanks so much.
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Jason from Houston:

Love y'all. Stay safe and sweet.
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DjLorraine:

Gahan sweeet
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Jason from Houston:

Thank you, paparay. Fine sounds as always.
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bbxtina:

what a night! going to go back in time to keep the momentum. thank you @paparay ! have a great rest of the night ya'll
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Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
  11:57pm
paparay:

@Jason from Houston: Thanks for tuning in. Send some Texas weather here please!!!
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HyperDose:

Stay safe, warm, and turn up the radio!
  11:58pm
paparay:

@bbxtina: Thanks for hanging w/ us here. See you soon.
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anne:

thanks for all the greatness!
  12:01am
paparay:

THANK YOU ALL FOR TUNING IN TONIGHT. SEE YOU ALL AGAIN AND FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT & BE SAFE!
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