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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
susan  too bad   Options falling in love again  rca  1979 
featuring Ricky Byrd, who would go on to join the Blackhearts with Joan Jett, and Tom Dickie from Tom Dickie & the Desires
 
  0:00:00 ()
the headboys  the shape of things to come   Options s/t  rso  1979      0:03:19 ()
lost penguin  pleasurewood kills   Options 7"  fake product  2006      0:06:40 ()
prinzhorn dance school  seed, crop, harvest   Options clay class  dfa      *   0:08:23 ()
kam kama  the living   Options the tiled house  no label    from Bloomington, IN; playing Cake Shop next Weds May 9  *   0:12:46 ()
robin lane & the chartbusters  when things go wrong   Options 7"  deli platters  1979      0:15:49 ()
the db's  bad reputation   Options stands for decibels  albion  1981  playing this Sunday afternoon as part of the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival!!!    0:18:54 ()
 
wild west  locking   Options scratch another day  no night sweats    CD reissue; orig 1980  *   0:32:31 ()
red mass  kill it from the inside   Options 7"  mammoth cave recording co.      *   0:35:10 ()
sapphire slows  green flash mob   Options true breath 12" ep  not not fun      *   0:37:41 ()
shock  dream games   Options va-trevor jackson presents metal dance  strut      *   0:42:05 ()
cheap time  another time   Options wallpaper music  in the red      *   0:46:02 ()
 
terry malts  waiting room   Options killing time  slumberland      *   0:53:36 ()
the briefs  love and ulcers   Options singles only  22nd century    orig 2002    0:56:44 ()
jon spencer blues explosion  black betty   Options 7"  shove      *   0:58:46 ()
dwarf  i won't be back   Options 7"  sing sing    vinyl reissue  *   1:01:36 ()
pow wows  four star   Options nightmare soda  get hip      *   1:05:50 ()
the limiñanas  tu es a moi (come now)   Options split 7" for record store day  trouble in mind      *   1:09:02 ()
 
plug  back on time   Options back on time  ninja tune      *   1:24:01 ()
the renegades  thirteen women   Options 7"  norton  2011  been a minute since we heard this...    1:31:10 ()
the new piccadillys  judy is a punk   Options single  all tore up    get it at alltoreuprecords.com  *   1:34:36 ()
dean parrish  tell her   Options va-smash boom bang  ace  2012      1:36:23 ()
rainy day saints  lose my mind   Options all these strange ghosts  get hip      *   1:38:52 ()
 
brian olive  strange attracter   Options two of everything  alive      *   1:51:39 ()
picchio dal pozzo  cocomelastico   Options s/t  goodfellas      *   1:56:45 ()
the maisonettes  heartache avenue   Options 7"  ready steady go!  1982      2:00:51 ()
sonic avenues  always looking for something   Options television youth  dirtnap      *   2:03:43 ()
 
circle  blue king   Options serpent  ektro      *   2:18:18 ()
pins of light  sound & pressure   Options ii  alternative tentacles      *   2:22:38 ()
frankie rose  moon in my mind   Options interstellar  slumberland      *   2:29:25 ()
abba  suzy-hang-around   Options waterloo  atlantic  1974      2:32:22 ()
explorers club  anticipatin'   Options grand hotel  rock ridge music      *   2:35:26 ()
miguel and the ocean swell  the ocean swell   Options with the star of the sea  hoborico      *   2:37:48 ()
rockin' horse  biggest gossip in town   Options yes it is  sing sing    vinyl reissue, orig 1971  *   2:41:01 ()
 
the ketamines  teenage rebellion time   Options spaced out 12" ep  southpaw / mammoth cave      *   2:48:07 ()
the neanderthals  groovy dances   Options teen dance time 7"  spinout    record store day release  *   2:50:41 ()
the mooney suzuki  turn my blue skies black   Options 7"  telstar  2000      2:52:51 ()
 

Listener comments!

  Wed. 5/2/12 9:06pm Holly in NC:

First?
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:07pm Danne D:

Holly?
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:08pm Holly in NC:

Danne!
Avatar Wed. 5/2/12 9:08pm efd:

first!

and second!

Hi Holly, hi Danne!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:08pm I X Key!:

Danne?
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:09pm G:

Do I take an ordinal numeral and stand in line? :-)
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:09pm Mike East:

Hey guys!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:10pm Destroit:

holly is the tops :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:10pm Holly in NC:

Ooops. Hi most gracious Evan!
Have to disconnect & drive home now, back asap
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:10pm Patrick:

Is this the Evan Davies "funk show"? I love that rupture says that every week!!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:11pm Danne D:

I X Key! Um, what's an I X Key?
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:12pm Holly in NC:

Destroit :-)
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:12pm Danne D:

Hi EFD :) Well at least Halladay was nice enough to blow up against other players on my team!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:12pm Danne D:

Is the IX Key near the "Any" key?
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:14pm Destroit:

PDS song is great. Simple but effective.
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:15pm G:

There was actually an X key on some keyboards in the 80s. It was like the command key on other keyboards. I X Key could explain if that's related or not...
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:16pm G:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_key
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:18pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Ask Mr. Wannetzki.
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:18pm Danne D:

"The current protocol version, X11, appeared in September 1987"
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:19pm Danne D:

@G in links to this: note the other name of the style: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worse_is_better
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:19pm G:

actually lol!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:19pm Roberto:

Luv this Robin Lane numbah.
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:22pm Danne D:

yay db's :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:25pm Danne D:

WFMU.ORG's A LOT OF FUN!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:34pm Danne D:

Evan is our special guest on our radios and streams :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:36pm will:

My brother Tim was the drummer for Robin Lane. He just completed a movie about her called A Woman's Voice. Robin Lane was once Neil Young's girlfriend (she might've been the cinnamon girl) and she does music therapy in MA these days. Helpfully, Will
Avatar Wed. 5/2/12 9:38pm efd:

whoa, very cool will! Thanks for that info!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:43pm _todd_:

Hi, I'm Todd. I'm listening as I said I would. 'cause I'm a man of my tweet.
Avatar Wed. 5/2/12 9:45pm efd:

Thanks Todd, I appreciate it! And hello to Destroit, Roberto, G, Patrick, Mike East, and all the rest of you!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:46pm Danne D:

Hi Tweetophonic Todd :) welcome aboard :)
Hi to all the other folks EFD listed as well :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Cheap Time! They offer a cheap, but fun time. Much like Evan Funk Davies Show!!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:51pm john:

Hey folks! Neil's had a few stories about Cinnamon Girl, mostly because he was married when he wrote it in '68, so Robin Lane presumably wasn't "the" Cinnamon Girl, dates are kind of off by a couple years, but it's a nice thought, as she did sing on that album.
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:52pm Barkevious Shabazz:

So it's Cheap Time vs Red Mass for sheer skronk glory.
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:53pm Matt from Springfield:

EBM classics and rarities from 1980-1988! What's *not* to like?!!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:55pm Joe D.:

Hey Evan! I think my cat digs your show!
Avatar Wed. 5/2/12 9:57pm efd:

hey Joe! I think I dig your cat!

Greetings Matt, Barkevious (uh-oh, don't tell the cat) and john!
  Wed. 5/2/12 9:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Hello Evan!
(Don't tell Joe's cat--it will get Bark-envious...)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:01pm Joe D.:

nah he's alright, he's real laid back, he's what you might call ONE COOL CAT

oh god I'm a cat person now officially aren't I
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:01pm Joe B:

and of course Robin Lane was the duet vocalist with Neil on Round and Round on Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:01pm Barkevious Shabazz:

In the waiting room where the vermin squirm. I gotta find a vet with some gottdam standards.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:02pm Danne D:

The Devils Dancers actually do a routine to this song (original version) - not exactly your typical dance routine fare.

This JSBE version is great :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:02pm _todd_:

<3
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:03pm Roberto:

Anyone else hooked on the Charles County cat cam since Irwin posted the link a while back?
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:03pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Whither Ram Jam?
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:03pm Danne D:

@Joe B - not to be confused with EFD's performance of "Round and Round" at the 2007 Hoof N Mouth Finale :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:06pm Joe B:

DD, I almost added that exact clarification!
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Did EFD sing Ratt at the H&M, then?? Since it wasn't Neil's?
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:08pm Danne D:

For those not in the know, Evan's video is the 13th one on the left: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/03/post.html
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:11pm Danne D:

This Phillies-Braves game has been nutty.
6-0 Phils
Then 8-6 Braves
Then 12-8 Phils
Now 12-10 Phils but Braves have bases loaded.

Crazy
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:12pm Danne D:

12-12 now
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:12pm john:

I'm just hopeful that game is blowing out the combined relief corps of half the teams in my other league, where you need set up men.
Avatar Wed. 5/2/12 10:12pm efd:

Joe D., when you start posting pics of this cat on Facebook then I'll believe it. (Also, then you'll be a cat person.)

Barkevious, I think Joe B. can give you a little bit of a Ram Jam update if he's still with us!
Avatar Wed. 5/2/12 10:13pm efd:

Danne, I hope Johnny Venters isn't giving up any of those runs.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Danne!
Wow, and it has the "Knuckles the Dog" performance too!! :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:15pm Danne D:

13-12 Braves now.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:16pm Danne D:

Venters has not pitched, EFD.

@Matt yup, there's some good stuff in there.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:17pm Danne D:

A little hard to complain about McCann's inning-ending flyout there as he did have a Grand Slam (unfortunately off Halladay) earlier.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:17pm Danne D:

@EFD (I was properly discreet with that '07 Hoof N Mouth reference, no?)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:19pm Tom - In Gravesend Brooklyn:

one after the "Black Betty" RamJam "Portrait of the Artist As a Young Ram" ,,, one of my faves when it came out .. NO one had it but me !! hehe
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:21pm Danne D:

Kimbrel in - only chance Venters play is if it goes extras.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:21pm Nick H:

Not a bad Black Betty cover also done a few years ago by Australian band Spiderbait.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:22pm Danne D:

@Matt :) Watch 'em all and let me know your favorite
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:25pm Matt from Springfield:

I'll get around to 'em all :)
Avatar Wed. 5/2/12 10:26pm efd:

glad to see you have your priorities straight, Matt. :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:28pm Danne D:

13-13
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:31pm mchuge:

Ninjatune! Stop this Crazy Thing! Great show Evan! I should be at the station between 12-1 and you're hanging out after (and maybe you can let me in).
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:32pm Danne D:

Caps-Ranger$ in OT btw
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:34pm Holly in NC:

Hey everyone!

Oh,I am SO on point!
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:34pm The Baker Doz of Broads:

Spring has sprung!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:34pm Matt from Springfield:

Enduring classic in these parts!
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:34pm Danne D:

YAY :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:35pm I X Key!:

thirteen women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:35pm Danne D:

(Speaking of great EFD Hoof N Mouth performances)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:38pm Holly in NC:

@Matt in S. - Whenever you peruse the 2007 hoof & mouth videoa, make sure you check out miss Doug Schulkind's "Theme de YoYo". LOVE.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:38pm The Baker Doz of Broads:

YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:40pm Danne D:

2-out Bases loaded for braves. Bottom of 9th. 13-13
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:40pm Matt from Springfield:

Theme de YoYo? I'll check that, wonder what that is..

@Evan: "dean parrish" by tell her.. ;)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:41pm Holly in NC:

Ooof. Sorry about typos, 3 lonely & hungry cats headbutting me for attention & a rather late dinner
Avatar Wed. 5/2/12 10:41pm efd:

why Matt, I don't know what you're talking about! ;) (thx)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:44pm Holly in NC:

efd, digging the Rainy Day Saints, very 80s anthemic
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:44pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Listening to the guy in the renegades mangle the chords at the start of their classic, I'm convinced that the better a player you are, the less likely you are to come up with good music. You end up wearing a fooking cape like that twat Rick Wakeman.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:45pm Danne D:

going to extras in atlanta
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:48pm Holly in NC:

@Barkevious - James Brown owns the cape action. And Screaming Jay. And maybe Screaming Lord Sutch?
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:48pm Danne D:

They will be going to a 5th period (aka 2nd Overtime) in Washington between the Caps and Rag$.

Boyle took a hard shot right to the face with like 1 second left in OT1.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:49pm G:

extra innings phillies braves, 13 runs and 17 hits each
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:51pm Kendall!:

BRAVES BRAVES BRAVES.

Can't believe the Rangers-Caps game is still going.
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:52pm Danne D:

Perhaps I'm searching the accuplaylist wrong - but I can't find another playing of the Renegades' 13 Women by EFD this year!
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:53pm Danne D:

Also a certain team that will remain nameless is (temporarily) back in 1st place as of this moment :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:53pm G:

He played it in the 2011 sum up show
Avatar Wed. 5/2/12 10:56pm efd:

@Danne, the Orioles?
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:58pm Danne D:

LOL I was talking about the EFDHHDYDTY Fantasy Baseball League :)

Going to the 11th in Atlanta
  Wed. 5/2/12 10:58pm Holly in NC:

This Brian Olive is going to be very, very high on my year end list. Bagpipes, oh YEAH.
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:00pm quinn:

YESSSSS PICCHIO DAL POZZO <3 <3 <3
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:01pm Holly in NC:

And oh my gosh, Dan Auerbach co-produced Brian Olive. Man's on a roll ! (see also latest Dr. John)
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:03pm almondjoysgotnuts:

oh yeah!
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:04pm Holly in NC:

summer's coming! transistor radios required to tinnily blast this!
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:10pm Danne D:

Chipper Jones Homer to end it! 15-13 Braves.
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:11pm G:

Pitcher got Jones down 0-2 and could not polish him off after about 7 or 8 pitches...
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:11pm Danne D:

Venters did not give up the homer. Had 1 inning, 2K, 0 hits.
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:11pm Skirkie:

I hate sports. Whats happening in here?
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:13pm eddy:

"heartache avenue" was actually a big hit in england at the time - possibly even top 10.
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:15pm G:

Wikipedia, Maisonettes: "Their debut single, "Heartache Avenue", reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart in 1982, and later peaked at number 12 on the Canadian chart and number 97 in Australia in early 1983. The song was discovered by David Virr in a pile of demo tapes in his office, and had been recorded in Birmingham by singer Lol Mason, guitarist Mark Tibenham, and session drummer Nick Parry. Virr decided to put it out on his own label, which he named Ready Steady Go!"
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:16pm Skirkie:

7 RBI Carlos Ruiz rode the pine for the Ratmen tonight.
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:17pm G:

Beisbol bin bery, bery bad to him
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:21pm Short Order Guy:

How the f--- d'ya make a Ticket Salad Sandwich??? Jeez.
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:23pm G:

Can't resist this bit from the Maisonettes entry in Wiki: "To fill out the band, two teenage models, Denise Ward and Elaine Williams, were recruited as backing vocalists (although "Heartache Avenue" had been recorded with different female singers. As it turned out, however, Ward and Williams could not harmonize well enough to sing with the band live or in the studio, though by the time this was decided, they had already appeared often with the group in media photos and miming on television."
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:28pm Matt from Springfield:

@Short Order: Easy man: ya call WFMU, 201-209-9368, get the tickets, and just make the chicken salad with the tickets instead.

Hey, and when I get the sandwich, can I sub the chips for coleslaw?
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:29pm Short Order Guy:

NO SUBSTITUTIONS!!!!! JEEZUS GOD.
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:31pm Droll:

Short Order Guy, Are you talking about The Maisonettes vocalists, or the Midnight Ticket Oasis?
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:32pm Short Order Guy:

No substitutions is a good policy in any line o' work. Give 'em an inch, they take a mile, yknow?
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:32pm Holly in NC:

@droll - nice!
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:33pm Danne D:

End of 5 periods, Caps 1, Rag$ 1 - they'll go to a 3rd OT
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:33pm Matt from Springfield:

(Don't know what crawled up the people at this place....)
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:34pm Matt from Springfield:

Danne: Sports reporting through 3 overtimes--so we don't have to! :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:34pm G:

OK, Skirkie, let's have the hockey comment :-)
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:36pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, early Abba! Very power pop sound, not what I would've expected from them!
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:37pm Glenn:

I can't believe this. An ABBA song that doesn't make me want to throw up!
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:41pm Danne D:

LOL Skirkie just mad about his coaching misdeed - we've all been there :)

Exciting game - all should tune in after EFD if you are so inclined :)
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:46pm Skirkie:

I've had enough extra sports for tonight. Y'all let me know how it goes.
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:47pm G:

I was hoping for funny :-)
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:55pm Danne D:

Thanks for a great show EFD :)
Have a good night everyone!
GO CAPS!
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Well don't it turn my blue skies black.
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:57pm Droll:

DANNE D, I DIDN'T KNOW ALL CAPS WAS A SPORTS THING. CAPS LOCK!
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for the awesome show Evan!
Take care all you "commenteers"!
  Wed. 5/2/12 11:59pm Matt from Springfield:

I'd like to roll like those Neanderthals..name a single after neither side, like a 2-song album!
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