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Every show starts with a cut from the ‘70s: Rediscovering the forgotten rockers, revisiting the once-hated disco beats, replaying the power-pop favorites. Next: copious amounts of new releases and occasional live bands. Also: I’m the biggest Nick Gilder fan on WFMU.

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Options June 30, 2010: SOFT TAGS live set!
Soft Tags' latest release, the double CD Mathematical Monsters, garnered near-universal comparisons to early Clean and Go-Betweens, and we see no reason to buck that trend. We're also confident that it's the best album ever to be inspired by Benoit Mandelbrot. The Portland-based group is on tour across the USA - check out their myspace page for complete tour info, and make sure you catch them in person and/or on the radio.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
duncan browne  the wild places   Options 7"  sire  1978 
(The song is *way* better than this album jacket would lead you to believe.)
 
  0:00:00 ()
carlton melton  call and response   Options split 12" with empty shapes  mid-to-late      *   0:05:17 ()
david bowie  v-2 schneider   Options heroes  ryko  1991  CD reissue, orig 1977    0:17:14 ()
marshmallow staircase  platinum palace   Options terror de lune  summer steps      *   0:20:14 ()
the clean  in the dreamlife you need a rubber soul   Options mister pop  merge  2009  Check their set from the Primavera fest!    0:23:11 ()
 
 
live set from SOFT TAGS
engineered by Mike Sin

Richard Shirk (vocals, gtr)
Christian Hurd (guitar, Ebow, glockenspiel, vocals)
Adam Jones (bass, glockenspiel)
Gordon Nickel (drums, vocals)

Currently on tour across the US, from east to west - check their MySpace page for dates near you!

You can also find them on Facebook, and look for their most recent release,
Mathematical Monsters - as well as their previous five(!) releases.
soft tags  they live by night   Options live on WFMU          0:31:55 ()
soft tags  cave song   Options live on WFMU          0:35:38 ()
soft tags  suit of lights   Options live on WFMU          0:40:31 ()
soft tags  the pine barrens   Options live on WFMU          0:44:48 ()
soft tags  #6   Options live on WFMU          0:49:53 ()
soft tags  cut the right wire   Options live on WFMU          0:54:16 ()
soft tags  chat with efd   Options live on wfmu          0:58:56 ()
 
the ponys  pop culture   Options deathbed plus 4  matador      *   1:07:18 ()
real numbers  boats & cars   Options s/t 12" ep  three dimensional      *   1:10:56 ()
single bullet theory  there is the boy   Options s/t  artifacts    from 1979; now available on the Free Music Archive!    1:13:07 ()
teenage fanclub  baby lee   Options shadows  merge      *   1:16:54 ()
 
bare wires  seeking love   Options seeking love  castle face    sent to me in this wonderful packaging:
 
*   1:29:39 ()
davila 666  y me pregunto   Options 12" ep  rob's house      *   1:32:27 ()
ohio express  sweeter than sugar   Options va-bubble gum music is the naked truth  rev-ola      *   1:36:00 ()
the poppees  if she cries   Options pop goes the anthology  bomp      *   1:38:01 ()
first base!  she's boy crazy   Options she's boy crazy 7" ep  play pinball!      *   1:40:30 ()
 
bermuda triangles  intervention   Options reptilian intervention  cnp records      *   1:47:37 ()
ozzie  beach girls   Options the parabolic rock 1975-1982  s.s.      *   1:49:46 ()
apache  boys life   Options boomtown gems  birdman  2008  next week's live in-studio guests! Also playing in town tomorrow at Cake Shop, Friday at Don Pedro's, Saturday at the Delancey, and many more dates - see them all here.    1:52:52 ()
supercluster  sunflower clock   Options waves  cloud    with Vanessa Briscoe Hay of Pylon; catch their first-ever NYC show next Tuesday the 6th at Highline Ballroom, opening for the B-52s!    1:55:37 ()
 
meredith meyer  it's spooky to be young   Options it's spooky to be young  self-released    playing Monday night at the Mercury Lounge with Beau Jennings, Common Prayer and Andrew Carter.  *   2:07:11 ()
class action  careful what you say   Options journal of ardency 10" ep  terrible      *   2:13:07 ()
richard lloyd  misty eyes   Options alchemy  elektra  1979      2:17:53 ()
the laureates  no control   Options no kontrol cd ep  funambulist      *   2:21:48 ()
flight  ghosts   Options 7"  plastic spoons      *   2:25:10 ()
 
the liminanas  migas 2000   Options 7"  hozac      *   2:33:10 ()
flash and the pan  the african shuffle   Options s/t  epic  1979      2:36:34 ()
jameson raid  straight from the butchers   Options just as the dust has settled  shadow kingdom      *   2:40:57 ()
chin chin  jungle of fear   Options sound of the westway  mississippi    CD reissue; orig 1985  *   2:45:00 ()
 
mount carmel  zz breakers   Options s/t  siltbreeze      *   2:50:44 ()
turzi  buenos aires   Options b  record makers      *   2:54:06 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 6/30/10 9:02pm john:

Hey Evan! One more cool thing about the Wednesday slot...a show that starts on time--one or two more songs! (And good luck with Loney.)
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:07pm efd:

Hi John! We should clarify for the non-baseball fans in the audience that you're referring to James Loney, not Roy. :)

Good point about the start time, although I was always enjoying whatever was happening on Tom's show so much that I didn't really care if he ran over!
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:10pm cheri:

efd--have a happy & safe 4th
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:11pm john:

I'd never waive a Groovie!
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:16pm efd:

ha, I should hope not!

Hi Cheri, happy & safe 4th to you too.
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:32pm eappy:

this is still strangely early.
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:33pm efd:

I know!
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:37pm AZ:

I remain un-used to listening to this show during daylight hours. (but i'm working on it.)
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:41pm efd:

yeah, I still haven't settled into a good routine yet for this new time. But, I sure am glad when I get home and it's barely 1am!
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:47pm efd:

Also, I'm not sure why exactly but it didn't occur to me to take any photos during the session! I guess they had me hypmotized.
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:48pm efd:

plus it didn't even occur to me until today that I forgot to take pictures in the first place.
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:55pm AZ:

That's tragic. But perhaps it will simply increase the mystique...
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:57pm Sybil:

Good evening all!

WhoTF is Roy Loney?
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:58pm Swami:

Great stuff this far EFD! Thanks.
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:58pm efd:

Sybil! I'm glad your here, there's a question in the interview I asked with you in mind.

Roy Loney is a founding member of the Flamin' Groovies.
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:59pm john:

Sybil--Guitarist for the ACTUAL world's greatest rock 'n roll band™.
  Wed. 6/30/10 9:59pm efd:

thanks, Swami!
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:01pm Sybil:

Oooooh. Thanks., efd.

The interview hasn't happened yet? ::checking::


Thanks for answering my question, EFD and john. I actually should have known that. I blame the fact that I haven't had dinner yet.

Great music to cook by!
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:05pm ?:

guitarist?
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:08pm minnesota jeff:

THE PONYS! So good.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:10pm efd:

?, I'm not sure if you're saying "who was the guitarist" or "guitarist? It didn't sound like there was much guitar going on." Richard and Curtis both played guitar, and many effects pedals were in use.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:11pm efd:

Jeff, coincidentally here's a band from your state following the Ponys.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:12pm Kat:

Ponys yesss.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:15pm john:

I have a vague recollection of seeing Single Bullet Theory in about 1980. Might have opened for the Stranglers. Or not.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:17pm efd:

Not out of question, that's when they were active.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:18pm Swami:

Rockin/ the rockin' hard rockers. It is what drips of a certain age call "Tasty". Never thought I'd chuck the adjective at Single Bullet Theorry.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:19pm john:

I believe I saw them at the late, lamented Shaboo Inn in Willimantic, CT. Burned, presumably for insurance, circa 1982-3.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:20pm minnesota jeff:

Hmm, I was out of the room when "Real Numbers" were playing. I know they are from here, but I have yet to see them / hear them.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:22pm Sybil:

Is that "real numbers" as in not imaginary numbers? Do we have ourselves a math theme developing tonight?
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:28pm Swami:

Ain't shittin'u just got me withy that one; Farg North Decoder.35 years later.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:42pm cheri:

g'nite evan,,,remember be safe
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:47pm Sybil:

Bubblegum has hidden meanings?
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:47pm john:

Bubblegum Music...etc.. is actually a reissue of a 1969ish comp on Buddah. More recently a great book on bubblegum had the same title. Pop nerd moment ends.
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:55pm efd:

ah - thanks John!
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:58pm lisa jane persky:

Gary Valentine and The Know on that Sharp Cuts album Elektra/Asylum
  Wed. 6/30/10 10:59pm lisa jane persky:

Great show, efd!
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:00pm efd:

thanks, ljp! And thanks for the Sharp Cuts info
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:10pm lisa jane persky:

you're very welcome. love your bubblegum colors, too.
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:18pm emma b:

ah thanks A LOT mr. funk d, for making me need instant gratification buying for music that won't be officially released for 2 more weeks! (yes. the bublegum comp... ) :) great set!
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:20pm efd:

It's what I do, Emma. It's what I do.

(and thanks!)
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:24pm Brian:

Well into your third hour of yumminess, and loving it here.... The music has been a fine companion elevating an evening otherwise mired in the ordinary.
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:27pm efd:

Hey Brian, thanks for checking in - glad you're enjoying the show!
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:37pm Brian:

Too bad The Liminanas wasn't on an LP, was definitely ready to hear another track...
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:37pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Just joined in--nice to see some Meredith Meyer on the playlist. She sang an amazing version of Olivia Newton John's "Magic" at a karaoke party we both attended!
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:39pm AZ:

Eerie synchronicity again. Just played this Flash & The Pan album all the way through last week for the first time since probably 1985. "Hey Saint Peter" remains a total classic; "Down Among The Dead Men" ain't bad either. And this, of course.
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:41pm Michael from the Left Coast:

ljp-- not only are The Know on the Sharp Cuts album--its's the best song on the album (wait, is Heart of Stone by SVT on that too, I can't remember now).
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:42pm efd:

ha! that's pretty funny, AZ.

Michael, I can totally hear her doing that ONJ song. I think Hearts Of Stone might be on Declaration Of Independents...?
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:42pm efd:

Brian, I think there's a Liminanas full-length in the works.
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:44pm lisa jane persky:

I can't believe this I'm not sure I remember which song it is, Michael. Is it "I Like Girls"?
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:44pm Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD FTW--Declaration of Independents it was
LJP--it was I Like Girls
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:46pm Sybil:

j"je ne suis pas tres drogue" played recently on the efd show (another liminanas hit!!!)
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:49pm Sybil:

Oops, jittered on the keyboard there.

I just get so excited thinking about liminanas.
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:50pm lisa jane persky:

Thanks, Michael.
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:58pm lisa jane persky:

This cut is scary soundrack music if you're like me and happen to be looking at hurricane footage. Reminds me of the Sorcerer soundtrack from Tangerine Dream which is a favorite of mine.
  Wed. 6/30/10 11:58pm john:

On another topic, rain delay or no, I can't believe this show is going to end before the Mets game.
  Thu. 7/1/10 12:00am lisa jane persky:

Goodnight, Evan.
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