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Options February 15, 2009: Aussie Valentine w/ Guest DJ Robert Vickers (ex-The Go-Betweens)!
Robert Vickers joins Daniel Blumin for a special post-Valentine's Day guest dj set. Most might know Vickers from his time playing bass in The Go-Betweens (1983-1987), but Robert started out in the Brisbane punk scene playing in The Numbers before moving to New York and joining new wave power-popping band The Colors (1979-1983). Robert will be spinning some tunes from Down Under and talking about the late 70's scene in Australia and of course the Forster/McLennan partnership. Listening to music and chatting as we cry bitter Valentine's Day tears by the bucketful. What could be better? Tune in!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Beat Boys  A Felicidade   Options S/T  Lion  2008    '68 lp reissued  0:00:00 (Real | )
Gerry De Ville  You Never Tell Me   Options V/A: File Under: Male Vocal - The Golden Age of the Beat Balladeer  Psychic Circle      Straight outta Liverpool!  0:02:43 (Real | )
Half Man Half Biscuit  Evening of Swing (Has Been Cancelled)   Options CSI: Ambleside  Probe Plus  2008      0:05:24 (Real | )
Joe Higgs  Come on Home   Options Life Of Contradiction  Pressure Sounds  2008      0:08:30 (Real | )
 
The Saints  Know Your Product   Options Eternally Yours  Sire  1978  LP    0:19:53 (Real | )
Radio Birdman  Descent Into the Maelstrom   Options The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978)  Sub Pop  2001      0:22:51 (Real | )
The Boys Next Door  Sex Crimes   Options V/A: Inner City Sounds  Laughing Outlaw  2005    trk from '78 on a comp released with Inner City Sounds, a book by Clinton Walker.  0:27:17 (Real | )
The Young Charlatans  Shivers   Options V/A: Inner City Sounds  Laughing Outlaw  2005      0:30:25 (Real | )
The Moodists  Double Life   Options Double Life  Red Flame  1985  EP    0:34:16 (Real | )
 
The Go-Betweens  You Tell Me   Options Tallulah  Beggars Banquet  1987      0:51:43 (Real | )
The Triffids  Red Pony   Options Love in Bright Landscapes  White Hot Records  1986      0:55:12 (Real | )
Laughing Clowns  Sometimes   Options Sometimes  Prince Melon  1980  7"    0:59:34 (Real | )
 
The Hummingbirds  Alimony   Options Love Buzz  Roo Art  1989  LP    1:10:37 (Real | )
The Apartments  What's The Morning For?   Options The Evening Visits  Rough Trade  1985  LP    1:14:06 (Real | )
Four Gods  When Daddy Blows His Top   Options Amateurism  Chapter Music      from '83  1:18:28 (Real | )
Died Pretty  D.C.   Options Doughboy Hollow  Citadel  2008    reissue of '92 lp  1:20:51 (Real | )
Simon Bonney  Where Trouble is Easier to Find   Options Everyman  Mute  1995      1:25:26 (Real | )
 
Dave Graney  I Got Myself a Beautiful Nightmare   Options I Was the Hunter and I Was the Prey  Fire  1991      1:40:36 (Real | )
Mental As Anything  If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too?   Options Cats and Dogs  Solid Gold  1981  LP    1:44:34 (Real | )
The Apartments  All You Wanted   Options V/A: Inner City Sounds  Laughing Outlaw  2005      1:48:03 (Real | )
The Mad Scene  Cold Sun   Options Chinese Honey  Merge  1995      1:51:28 (Real | )
The Go-Betweens  Darlinghurst Nights   Options Oceans Apart  Yep Roc  2005      1:54:36 (Real | )
 
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions  Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?   Options Rattlesnakes  Capitol  1984      2:18:34 (Real | )
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham  Love is Pleasin'   Options Folk Roots, New Routes  Topic  1999    '64 lp on Decca reissued  2:22:52 (Real | )
Yo La Tengo  Nowhere Near   Options Painful  Matador  1993      2:24:07 (Real | )
Kevin Coyne  Need Somebody   Options Case History  Cherry Red  2007    reissue of '72 Dandelion solo debut - part of box set Kevin Coyne w/ Siren  2:29:17 (Real | )
East River Pipe  Hey, Where's Your Girl?   Options Poor Fricky  Merge  1995      2:33:22 (Real | )
Galaxie 500  Isn't It a Pity   Options On Fire  Rough Trade  1989      2:37:34 (Real | )
Al Green  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?   Options Let's Stay Together  Hi  1972      2:43:37 (Real | )
Jessie Mae Hemphill  Standing In My Doorway Crying   Options She-Wolf  HMG/High Tone  1998    '80 lp  2:48:45 (Real | )
 
To Rococo Rot  A Sandy Piece   Options The Amateur View  Mute  1999    Next week - live set from Robert Lippok (To Rococo Rot) and Beatrice Martini!  2:58:29 (Real | )

Listener comments!

  Sun. 2/15/09 12:04am Marcelo:

Guauuuuuuu, its the Palito Ortega's hit, La Felicidad a trash icon!!!!
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:16am gooo:

great music! joe
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:25am D. Blumin:

Thx, Goo! Thx fer checkin in Marcelo!
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:26am D. Blumin:

Guest DJ: Robert Vickers (ex-Go-Betweens, The Colors, The Numbers)
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:29am lindy morrison:

hey Robbie Vickers how cool to hear your voice here in Sydney streaming live. Know your Product and now Radio Birdman. Cmon play one of the go between tracks we were the rhythm section on! Just for fun!
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:32am Marcelo:

lindy morrison, the drummer??? and vickers on the radio, now i can die!!!! from Argentina thanx for the music!!!!!
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:33am Robert:

Hey Lindy. Sure which track do you want to hear?
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:34am D. Blumin:

Marcelo, that was my reaction, too!!! Woah! Hi Lindy!
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:34am lindy morrison:

anything from Tallulah - how about You tell me
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:36am lindy:

hey daniel great radio
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:40am Marcelo:

Tallulah was the first go-beets album here... i got the cassette, you know... its aclassic for me...
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:41am lindy morrison:

yes its a classic because it had both Amanda and Robert - the classic line up!
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:57am Mark-E-Mark:

Hey Robie, don't forget who the drummer was on that Young Charlatans track...it's IMPORTANT!
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:59am lindy morrison:

maybe we will a Laughing Clowns track - fingers crossed
  Sun. 2/15/09 12:59am D. Blumin:

Charlie - holy moly! THX!
Thx Mark-E-Mark - Robie has duly noted!
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:01am D. Blumin:

Lindy, Robert is psychic as you see!!!
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:01am SPUDS:

Just tuned.... this Red Pony melody is a interesting collage of different ethno-cultural lines, really gives it a subtle and intriquing sound. Thanks for playing it.
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:02am Mark-E-Mark:

Fire might fall. G8 choice. Man, someone grab Jeff's attention
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:03am lindy:

Spuds - Aussie 80's indy fey music is the genre
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:03am D. Blumin:

Thx fer tuning in Spuds!
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:07am Mark-E-Mark:

Ah, it was 'Sometimes'...I'd post even faster If I could add up and get my LC tracks right!
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:07am SPUDS:

DB, Tuning in is in deed my PLEASURE!

Lindy, 80's Aussie Indie?...very tasty stuff. My ears are little radar dishes twitching about focusing in this very meaty mixture. This history narrative is cool.
Thanks
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:11am lindy morrison:

just after 5pm and I am going to a bbq no and will get them to tune in
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:17am Robert:

Yeah tell Toby he has to put it on!
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:19am Mark-E-Mark:

Talking about Melb bands, how about some early H&C. Now that's bass you can admire...Rob, did you bring any Died Pretty with you?
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:35am Mark-E-Mark:

re: Early Melb Bands, Got any Models? Hey, the maths is gettin easyier! Must be the beer.P.S that Simon Bonney track reminded me so much of a Triffids track, can't remmeber the name...and Robie you FORGOT to mention Amanda on violin on that DC track!
  Sun. 2/15/09 1:51am Robert:

No Models sorry. Forgot about Amanda playing on DC. Did a great job on it. My favourite died Pretty
  Sun. 2/15/09 2:07am Mark-E-Mark:

Whilst your on Sydney bands : Any Do-Re-Me, Hoodoo-Gurus, The Particles, Drop Bears, Soggy Porridge?
  Sun. 2/15/09 2:23am Robert:

Ran out of time. Should of played The Gurus. Didn't have any of the others. Got to get back on the subway for my 3am trip back to New York in the cold. Good to hear from you!
  Sun. 2/15/09 2:26am D. Blumin:

Thx much to Robert!
Now fer a little Valentine's Day tearmongering...
  Sun. 2/15/09 2:31am Joe:

Aw man you had to play this song, didn't you.
  Sun. 2/15/09 2:33am Mark Ilsley:

Great play list Robbie. I learnt so much. We want you back in Australia soon.
  Sun. 2/15/09 2:37am D. Blumin:

Of course, Joe!
What kind of Valentine's Day would neglect it?
  Sun. 2/15/09 2:44am anne:

oh this song kills me.
  Sun. 2/15/09 3:29am Jack J:

Hey, I've just discovered WFMU and this was my first Daniel Blumin show - and then you have Robert Vickers on! Wauw, fantastic! The first time I learnt about The Go-betweens was via a Lindy Morrison interview on Danish television i 1987!!!
  Sun. 2/15/09 4:05am D. Blumin:

Anne, thx fer checking in! Hope you meant figuratively! We can't afford to lose you this close to fundraiser marathon time! Stay strong!

Thx to everyone fer tuning in & happy post-Valentine's recovery!
  Sun. 2/15/09 4:07am D. Blumin:

Tune in next week fer a live session from Robert Lippok (To Rococo Rot) & Beatrice Martini! Harp + Electronix = Pure Joy!
  Sun. 2/15/09 4:10am D. Blumin:

Welcome to the show, Jack! Lindy was on at the start - commenting on the playlist, so it all comes around full circle...
  Sun. 2/15/09 9:21pm Brendan:

No Leonard Cohen heartbreak?!
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