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Options September 16, 2012: Voices in the Air

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Cult  She Sells Sanctuary   Options   Sire  1985  12"  12" mix    0:00:00 ()
Big Blood  She Sells Sanctuary   Options Already Gone I  Dontrustheruin  2009  CD-R      0:07:30 ()
Medicine  One More   Options Shot Forth Self Living  Captured Tracks  2012  CD  From 1992  *   0:12:06 ()
Malka Spigel  After the Rain   Options Every Day Is Like the First Day  Swim  2012  CD    *   0:20:43 ()
Múm  Hvernig á að særa vini sína   Options Early Birds  Morr Music  2012  CD  From 1998 or so  *   0:24:18 ()
Turning Curious  Area   Options Soul Light Season  Relapse  1985  EP      0:27:01 ()
The Darkness  Nothin's Gonna Stop Us   Options Hot Cakes  Canary Dwarf  2012  CD    *   0:37:51 ()
Bob Mould  The Descent   Options Silver Age  Merge  2012  CD    *   0:40:08 ()
John Entwistle  Do the Dangle   Options Rigor Mortis Sets In  Track  1973  LP      0:44:05 ()
Mimi Roman  Wrap It Up and Save It   Options I'm Ready If You're Willing  Bear Family  2012  CD  From 1955  *   0:48:04 ()
Z-Factor  (I Like to Do It In) Fast Cars   Options 122 BPM: The Birth of House Music  Still Music  2012  CD  From 1983  *   0:51:05 ()
SM Corporation  Fire from Above   Options Strange Passion: Explorations In Irish Post Punk, DIY and Electronic Music 1980-1983  B-Music  2012  CD  From 1983  *   0:55:38 ()
Associates  Boys Keep Swinging   Options Singles  Warner Music UK  2004  CD  From 1979    0:59:12 ()
David Bowie  Move On   Options Lodger  Rykodisc  1991  CD  From 1979    1:02:51 ()
Michel Roques  Le Temps   Options Spiritual Jazz Volume 3  Jazzman  2012  CD  From 1972  *   1:06:06 ()
The Pyramids  Cloud Rider   Options Otherworldly  Disko B  2012  CD    *   1:11:13 ()
  Single File: a bunch of random 45s all in a row
Betty Wright  If You Ain't Got It   Options   Alston  1970  45      1:25:37 ()
Charity Brown  Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)   Options   A&M  1975  45      1:27:40 ()
Principal Edwards  Weekdaze   Options   Deram  1973  45      1:30:30 ()
Don Ellis  32 222 122   Options   Pacific Jazz  1966  45      1:33:43 ()
Chuck Jackson  The Breaking Point   Options   Wand  1961  45  R.i.P. Hal David    1:36:08 ()
Vernon Burch  Sammy Jo Anne - One Half Woman, One Half Man   Options   Chocolate City  1979  45      1:38:27 ()
Village People  Food Fight   Options   RCA  1981  45      1:42:10 ()
Pezband  Princess Mary   Options   Passport  1977  45      1:44:41 ()
Bobbie Gentry  The Girl from Cincinnati   Options   Capitol  1972  45      1:47:35 ()
Michael Kiwanuka  Home Again   Options Home Again  Polydor  2012  CD    *   2:03:45 ()
Gil Scott-Heron  I Think I'll Call It Morning   Options Pieces of a Man  Flying Dutchman  1971  LP      2:06:56 ()
Thelma Houston  If This Was the Last Song   Options Sunshower  Motown  1969  LP      2:10:24 ()
Mott the Hoople  The Journey   Options Brain Capers  Atlantic  1972  LP      2:13:38 ()
The Doors  Summer's Almost Gone   Options Waiting for the Sun  Elektra  1968  LP      2:22:56 ()
Kate Bush  The Handsome Cabin Boy   Options   EMI  1986  45      2:26:14 ()
Daniel Johnston  Surely You Don't Work All Night   Options The Story of an Artist  Munster  2010  CD  From 1982    2:29:21 ()
Thomas Jefferson Kaye  Thanks for Nothing   Options Thomas Jefferson Kaye  ABC/Dunhill  1973  LP      2:33:31 ()
Gene Clark  Some Misunderstanding   Options No Other  Warner Music  2003  CD  alternate version; 1974    2:38:12 ()
Curt Boettcher  Astral Cowboy   Options Misty Mirage  Poptones  2001  CD  instrumental version; 1969    2:43:37 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 9/16/12 12:12am jeff-m:

wow, remix version haha
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:12am Marc:

great tune for 5am. love it!
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:13am jeff-m:

or "mix" version
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:13am Holly in NC:

JOE! Was just thinking last nighf about my love for this song!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 12:14am Joe McG:

I was going to play the "howling dog" mix, but changed my mind! Hi, all!
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:23am 12539:

"Bib Blood?"

Hi Joe!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 12:24am Joe McG:

Ha ha! Have to admit, that's a pretty good name for a band, if it isn't taken.
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:24am jeff-m:

yeah, thats when you feed your baby knives
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 12:26am Joe McG:

Jeff! How horrible! Everyone knows you have to start with razors.
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:28am Andrew Waterloo:

Our local suffered a hard rock band called "The Baby Shakers" they had a large blue paper-mache baby head with X'd out eyes and a pacifier.
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:29am jeff-m:

thing is Joe, razors are a bit wide. you want your baby not to choke. knives are thinner. Plus they can work int eh circus eating swords when they grow up.
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:29am T-Zero:

Heh, pins and needles... easily swallowed
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:31am jeff-m:

sorry for bad jokes.
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 12:31am Joe McG:

@Andrew: How do I get the Baby Shakers on my show? @Jeff: Or baby sword swallowers?
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:32am T-Zero:

No problem... I was just thinking to myself we were a bit of a sadistic bunch tonight
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 12:34am Joe McG:

It was reminding me of Mr. Mike. Does anyone know what I'm thinking of?
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:36am Julie:

mr Mike!
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:36am Julie:

He did impressions of guys having spikes thrust into their eyes..michael o'donoghue?
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 12:37am Joe McG:

That's it, Julie!
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:38am Julie:

what a strange bit that was
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:39am Chop Scott:

JOE, Ahh--finally home tonight in the nest to listen. Always the best, thank you!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 12:48am Joe McG:

Chop Scott, great to see you, as always!
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:52am Chop Scott:

Great to listen you, as ever!
  Sun. 9/16/12 12:56am David Knight:

Love this show; appointment listening for me.
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 12:58am Joe McG:

What a swell thing to say. Thanks, DK!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:00am Tabatha:

This is my first time listening to the show and I'm totally digging it. Thanks for playing awesome music!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:02am Joe McG:

Wow, I'm getting all verklempt over here. Thanks, Tabatha, welcome!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:06am Holly in NC:

Appointment listenung indeed! Xo This fast cars song is fantastic....
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:07am Joe McG:

Are you doing well, Holly? You're up late tonight!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:10am Holly in NC:

Night is young - don't have to get up 'til 8! Am fine,
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:11am Droll:

Absolutely brilliant Bowie cover -- the original of this tune came out in '79, so this must have followed by mere months.
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:13am Matt from Springfield:

Early 90s Bowie--now that's adventurous!
Hi Joe!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:16am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt! How's things? This is actually 1979 Bowie on a 1991 CD. I'm a stickler for dates, as you know!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:17am Joe McG:

@Droll: You're right, they recorded this only a couple of months after Bowie did and purposely rearranged it as drastically as they could.
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:19am Matt from Springfield:

Ah..so while '91 Bowie would *still* be more adventurous, it's not one of the Bowie albums I've heard of, so good move any way you look at it!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:20am Joe McG:

@Matt: I like a lot of David Bowie, but if push came to shove, "Lodger" is my favorite. An unconventional choice, but I seem to listen to it the most often.
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:24am Matt from Springfield:

Between 70s Bowie and "Let's Dance", it's a good transitional moment I bet.

Catching up on earlier comments--"Mr. Mike"! Never had the pleasure of seeing Mike O'Donoghue's dark comedy sketches, but that's something to search for now. I have my Dad's old National Lampoon mags, perhaps I've seen some of his features in that.
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:26am Droll:

I can't force myself to be that choosy -- it'd have to be the whole Berlin Trilogy for me...
and the records with Mick, can't ignore them...
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:26am Joe McG:

@Matt: Most of the early "SNL" episodes are on DVD now and he crops up a lot early on.
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:27am Joe McG:

@Droll: Yeah, you're right. I couldn't be without "Low" or even "Hunky Dory" for that matter.
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:28am Droll:

Matt, don't even get me started on Nile Rodgers era Bowie! I adore Chic -- 100% pro band.
Like I said, I'm not able to choose.
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:29am Matt from Springfield:

Now Hunky Dory is a great one, I know that and love it!

Wiki also says his character's the origin of "MR. MIKE'S Mondo Video"--speaking of which, anyone here seen "National Lampoon's Going To The Movies"? :)
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:30am keving:

At one point I had found downloads for the Nation Lampoon Radio Hour which featured a lot of Michael O'Donoghue as well as early SNL cast members. Definitely lost some, but thought I came across some of my MP3s on an external hard drive pretty recently.

Great show as always!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:31am KP:

You don't listen to the radio in front of the computer? Are you not human?
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:33am Matt from Springfield:

@Droll: I like Chic myself, if Nile produced Bowie, that sounds like something worth checking out!
@keving: Awesome!! Hope you find those.
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:38am Joe McG:

@kevg: Thanks, man! @KP: Actually I'm listening to the radio in front of a computer right NOW!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:40am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, this wasn't just a Doobie Brothers cover?
In fact this is an HDH Motown song, originally sung by Kim Weston. The things you can learn here!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:41am Joe McG:

@Matt: Wow, I forgot that the Doobies did that one! You're right, Matt!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:42am Droll:

I don't think I would last 3 minutes in front of the computer without FMU/radio/iTunes.
Weekdaze -- cleverly written in 7/4 time for the days of the week!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:44am Joe McG:

@Droll: If you like 7/4 time, you ought to like this track. It's in 19/4, apparently!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:45am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe Oh yeah, that's the first version I heard.
@Droll: Amazing, very clever find of you!

As for the math behind this Don Ellis track "32 222 122", all I can think of is: 3*2=6, 2+2+2=6, and 12/2=6 ! Coincidence? ;)
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:46am xandor:

Yes, I LOVED that innocent-pychedelic sounding music, yet in 7/4. Unusual...
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:46am Matt from Springfield:

19/4! On a 45! That's what I call a math single!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:48am xandor:

no, this IS a good show! I needed a break from Cielito Lindo here in the middle of Mexico (dia de Independicia). Viva!!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:48am Droll:

McG, That is an awful lot of math, but no real prog rock song fits on 45, so I know you can't take it too far.
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:48am Joe McG:

@xandor: Not only that, but a line about knickers!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:50am Matt from Springfield:

  Sun. 9/16/12 1:50am xandor:

VIva KNickers!! EEE ho lay!!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:51am Matt from Springfield:

My thoughts exactly xandor!!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:53am Matt from Springfield:

The apocryphal Village People foray into punk!! Did it work for them? ;)
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:54am Droll:

Psych-prog, math-jazz, transvestite-funk, disco-punk... Best Single File ever!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:54am xandor:

This show...So eclectic, yet so,...tasty! Well done, Maestro McGasko, andele!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:54am Matt from Springfield:

All the necessary "food" groups, Droll!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:55am xandor:

  Sun. 9/16/12 1:55am Matt from Springfield:

I agree, Joe is totally the Maestro of Single File! :D
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 1:56am Joe McG:

Thanks, Xandor and Droll! Having a great time. @Matt: I don't think the VP's new wave move turned out all that well for 'em!
  Sun. 9/16/12 1:59am Matt from Springfield:

Oh Bobbie, will you ever win? Can you? ...
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:07am Matt from Springfield:

YES Joe! The Surface Noise "Fill In The Blanks" show!!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:09am xandor:

HOw 'bout Chicago Transit Authority? Would that qualify as a blank? (now to 'rithmatic..)
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 2:13am Joe McG:

Sure, xandor, that's a good one! I know for a fact I've never played Chicago!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:14am Matt from Springfield:

The Mess Around band..according to their FB, their album is "Boner Time!" can you really not say that on the radio?!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 2:15am Joe McG:

Hmmm... I think you CAN say "Boner Time," but I'm not really sure. Better not tempt the FCC.
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:16am xandor:

YEah... kinda like this song..."Bone again"!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:18am Matt from Springfield:

GSH! Always wonderful!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:19am xandor:

But I have to say the truly remarkable thing about this whole playlist for me is that it all sounds so FAMILIAR yet I've never heard any of it before (as far as I remember). Uncanny...! ( I hope it's not just the Herradura reposado talking...)
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:20am xandor:

WOw! Such SOUL-ful GSH! RIP!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 2:22am Joe McG:

Ha, the Herradura Reposado is the best drink name in the history of the world.
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:23am Matt from Springfield:

I love reposado tequila! Herradura is a great brand.
It's like reposado, xandor...it sounds familiar, because it's been sitting, "reposed" for a while, till Joe brings it strong, vibrant new life! :)
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:24am Matt from Springfield:

Thelma Houston, well-well-well-pre-disco!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:25am xandor:

Matt, I appreciate your poetic sensibility! And yes, Thelma! Unhh--uNNHH!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:27am xandor:

This is Mott the HOople? Really?!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 2:28am Joe McG:

@xandor: Yep, this is the last one they made before they packed it in. That's when David Bowie (him again!) got upset and gave them a song if they didn't break up.
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:31am Matt from Springfield:

Poetic "*sense* and sensibility", xandor! ;)
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:33am Julie:

  Sun. 9/16/12 2:34am xandor:

Gawd...this takes ME back...(9th grade boarding school).

Not sure that I've actually heard it since. Am I going to be in detention again?
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 2:35am Joe McG:

Oh, good, Julie, I'm glad you're still here. You'll like this next one.
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:36am Julie:

and then KATE...Get outta my records Joe
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:37am Matt from Springfield:

I've NEVER heard this one! Special single only release in '86?
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:37am xandor:

..yeah..I don't remember this either!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:37am kiemzi:

wow! i did not know that kate bush did the music for the chris elliott movie!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:38am Julie:

it's a b-side..forget which single
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 2:38am Joe McG:

"Hounds of Love." Fetching pic sleeve!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:39am xandor:

She, famously afraid to fly so never toured N. AMerica!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:41am Matt from Springfield:

"Hounds of Love" B-side! That's ripe for a bonus track!
Like "My Lagan Love", though not as *lovely* a cappella track.
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:41am xandor:

SOUnds like a John Lennon song...
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:41am Julie:

all that stuff was in the kate Box set, there were two cd's of "rarities" a million years ago
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:42am Matt from Springfield:

@xandor: And yet, did some shows and commercials in Japan!

@Julie: Joe's conjured you back! :) Find any more old Kate demos?
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 2:44am Joe McG:

Oops! That's damn Kate Bush's fault!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:45am Matt from Springfield:

@Julie: There was so much special material and releases from the mid 80s, they almost need to put out a super-deluxe version of the deluxe Hounds of Love album (which was great at collecting little bits, like "My Lagan Love" and the Meteorological Mix of "The Big Sky")
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:46am Matt from Springfield:

Hey! That was fantastic @45, JOE! ;)
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 2:47am Joe McG:

Kind of spoils the nihilism.
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:53am xandor:

Well, all the younger ones seem to be reviving themselves at the taco carts just now, but me, I'm off to bed. Thanks for the great music, Professor McGasko, and thanks to you (Matt, et. al.) for putting up with my comments. Will tune in again soon! Viva Mexico!
Avatar Sun. 9/16/12 2:54am Joe McG:

Hey, everybody, thanks for listening! Have yourselves a good week!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:58am Matt from Springfield:

Aww, over already!
Thanks Joe for an always inspiring show! Have a good night everyone! Viva Mexico! Viva Surface Noise! Viva WFMU!!!
  Sun. 9/16/12 2:58am Emile:

Nice set!
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