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Options November 18, 2012: 200!: A Bicentennial Special

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
KISS  Detroit Rock City   Options Destroyer  Casablanca  1976  LP    0:00:00 ()
Aerosmith  Last Child   Options Rocks  Columbia  1976  LP    0:07:51 ()
Sweet  Yesterday's Rain   Options Give Us a Wink  Capitol  1976  LP    0:11:27 ()
Klaatu  True Life Hero   Options Klaatu  Capitol  1976  LP    0:16:22 ()
T. Rex  Laser Love   Options The T. Rex Wax Co. Singles: A's and B's 1972-77  Edsel/Rhino  2002  CD  single from 1976  0:20:05 ()
Black Sabbath  It's Alright   Options Technical Ecstacy  Warner Bros./Rhino  2004  CD  From 1976  0:23:19 ()
 
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers  Hi, Dear   Options Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers  Bersekley  1976  LP    0:35:43 ()
Flamin' Groovies  Shake Some Action   Options Groovies' Greatest Grooves  Sire  1989  CD  From 1976, of course  0:38:22 ()
The Nerves  Hanging on the Telephone   Options One Way Ticket  Alive  2008  CD  From their 1976 EP  0:43:14 ()
Sneakers  Love's Like a Cuban Crisis   Options Nonsequitur of Silence  Collector's Choice  2006  CD  From 1976 EP  0:46:50 ()
The Runaways  Cherry Bomb   Options The Runaways  Mercury  1976  LP    0:48:14 ()
Blondie  In the Flesh   Options Blondie  Chrysalis  1976  LP    0:50:30 ()
Lou Reed  Charley's Girl   Options Coney Island Baby  BMG  2006  CD  From, uh, 1976  0:53:02 ()
Ramones  I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend   Options Leave Home  Warner Archives/Rhino  2001  CD  live on 8.12.76 from reissue  0:55:52 ()
 
  Songs of the Bicentennial: A fair and balanced report
Loudon Wainwright III  Bicentennial   Options T-Shirt  Arista  1976  LP    1:02:50 ()
Gabriel Kaplan  Bye Centennial Minutes   Options   Elektra  1976  45    1:05:24 ()
Jessica Tandy  An actual "Bicentennial Minute"   Options   No Label  1975  MP3    1:07:33 ()
Ohio Players  Bi-Centennial   Options Funk on Fire: The Mercury Anthology  Mercury Chronicles  1995  CD  From 1976, you bet  1:08:43 ()
Richard Pryor  Bicentennial Prayer (excerpt)   Options Bicentennial Nigger  Warner Bros.  1976  LP    1:13:08 ()
Leroy Hutson and the Free Spirit Symphony  Feel the Spirit (In '76)   Options   Curtom  1976  45    1:15:09 ()
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson  Bicentennial Blues   Options It's Your World  Rumai-Gia/TVT  2000  CD  From 1976  1:18:55 ()
Spirit  The Star-Spangled Banner   Options Spirit of '76  Mercury  1975  LP  yes, I know this came out in '75, but it's a concept album about the Bicentennial!  1:27:13 ()
 
  Single File: A bunch of 45s in a row: This time, TV and movie themes!
Rose Royce  Car Wash   Options   MCA  1976  45    1:36:09 ()
Sammy Davis, Jr.  Baretta's Theme   Options   20th Century  1976  45    1:39:24 ()
Love Unlimited Orchestra  Theme from "King Kong" (Pt. I)   Options   20th Century  1976  45    1:41:30 ()
The New Marketts  Song from "M*A*S*H"   Options   Seminole  1976  45    1:44:30 ()
Pratt & McLain with Brother Love  Happy Days   Options   Reprise  1976  45    1:47:37 ()
Cyndi Grecco  Making Our Dreams Come True (Theme from "Laverne & Shirley")   Options   Private Stock  1976  45    1:50:13 ()
John Sebastian  Welcome Back   Options   Reprise  1976  45    1:52:42 ()
 
David Bowie  Station to Station   Options Station to Station  Rykodisc  1991  CD  From 1976  2:09:37 ()
Harmonia and Eno '76  Vamos Companeros   Options Tracks and Traces  Gronland/Highwire  2009  CD  From 1976  2:18:59 ()
Cluster  Umleitung   Options Sowiesoso  Gyroscope  1996  CD  From 1976  2:23:22 ()
Penguin Cafe Orchestra  Hugebaby   Options Music from the Penguin Cafe  Editions EG  1976  LP    2:26:50 ()
Cos  Boehme   Options Viva Boma  Musea  1996  CD  From 1976  2:31:32 ()
Serge Gainsbourg  Marilou Sous La Neige   Options L'Homme a Tete de Chou  Philips  2007  CD  From, oui, 1976  2:34:42 ()
Rita Lee  Corista de Rock   Options Brazil 70: After Tropicalia, New Directions in Brazilian Music  Soul Jazz  2007  CD  From 1976  2:37:03 ()
1976 Clusterf*ck              2:40:52 ()


Listener comments!

  Sun. 11/18/12 12:08am Holly in NC:

I actually like Hotel California....
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:09am Destroit:

Ha. Nice start buddy!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:10am Joe McG:

@Holly: Would you believe WFMU doesn't have a copy of "HC" on LP or CD? Not even in the basement! I was thinking of playing it! Hey, Destroit! Spirit of '76!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:11am mofocat in CA:

what was that 'radio' bit just before KISS?
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:11am 12539:

I for one refuse to move my feet or leave my seat.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:11am Chop Scott:

JOE--YES!!I still remember the day I came home from the Indiana mall with KISS Destroyer and Aerosmith ROCKS.
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:12am Joe McG:

Hey, mofocat: Those are the Yip Yip Aliens!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:12am Holly in NC:

And you call yourself a radio station ;-)
Happy 200!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:13am Holly in NC:

@CHop Scott - My Aerosmith Rocks is SOOOOOO beat
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:13am Joe McG:

@Chop Scott: Excellent! My grandma bought me the Kiss album when it came out. I bought the Aerosmith one myself a couple years later!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:13am mofocat in CA:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:14am Joe McG:

@Holly: This is my original copy. It still doesn't sound too bad, and I played it a lot!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:14am rai:

what's next, Gimme Shelter? no, seriously, is it? I love the start to this show
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:14am Caryn:

For some reason, I guessed that you'd open with KISS...
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:15am Joe McG:

Thanks, rai. @Caryn: I'm so predictable!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:16am Parq:

Happy anniversary, Joe. And Holly, there's a Hotel California in Paris that's a wonderful little place to say. Nuff said.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:16am Holly in NC:

My god, for all of us commenters of an apparently approximately similar age, I suspect this show is going to make our heads explode.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:17am amEdeo:

With regards to the whole show thus:
Schyeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:17am Chop Scott:

The Jack Douglous (sp) production and engineering on all the early Aerosmith issues set an American hard rock template.
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:20am Joe McG:

Thanks, Parq! Yeah, 200!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:21am Caryn:

@Joe McG: I wouldn't say so. It's just that considering the theme of the show, what else would you be starting with? :)
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:21am Joe McG:

@Caryn: Good point! It's the UR-album of 1976.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:22am Marmalade Kitty:

I was emerging from toddlerhood when these were hits :)
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:23am Caryn:

Am I the only person on the comments board who wasn't around in '76? I suspect I may be.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:25am Marmalade Kitty:

we've always been here, Caryn :)
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:26am Joe McG:

@Caryn and Kitty: I was a wee lad back then, but I was there! This show may feel a bit nostalgic, but I'm allowed since it's my anniversary!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:26am Caryn:

@MK: well yeah, but not in this current reincarnation.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:27am mark:

I was 11 in 1976 and also remember going to the local mall and Camelot Records (which was 2 blocks from my house) to buy Kiss "Destroyer". Still their best record too.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:27am amEdeo:

I was not alive then either. But that is true of many years before and after '76.I was however inexplicably alive in for three days in June of 1973.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:28am Chop Scott:

I was 13 in 1976 and listening...older brother helped navigate.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:29am Holly in NC:

I was 9, and just starting to spend all my money on 45s rather than Wacky Packages or candy. And glued, always to my AM transistor radio
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:30am Joe McG:

@amEdeo: Ha ha! @Chop Scott: Yes, I had an older sister who paved the way for me down this crooked path I've followed since....
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:30am Holly in NC:

So, er, I'm looking forward to Wings & the Starlite Vocal Band.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:30am Tom - K'way Bklyn:

16 in 76 me lol
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:32am Tom - K'way Bklyn:

older cousin would fling off the turntable ,,,, ie.. my Black Sabbath / Sabotage,,, and Put like Genesis - Lamb lies Down On B'way lol
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:32am Destroit:

I was 4 yrs old. So impressionable.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:33am Caryn:

@amEdeo: heh! I wonder what briefly brought you into being. Could it be the release of "Live and Let Die", the opening of the "Rocky Horror Show", the opening of "American Graffiti", or John Dean testifying in front of Congress?
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:33am Marmalade Kitty:

happy 200th birthday show!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:34am G:

I was in a weird state because I lived in Brazil from April through August 76, which meant I didn't get the full anglophone/US experience at that time, and have been filling in gaps now and then ever since... i still believe i don't really know what it was like to have been in the US during the Bicentennial...
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:35am chad from oregon:

I was born in '76
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:35am Tom - K'way Bklyn:

IN Brooklyn it was either ,, Sat night Fever,,, Disco Sucks ,, or Punk till you puke .. I chose the latter lo...
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:35am Marmalade Kitty:

I was a punk rock toddler
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:37am Marmalade Kitty:

I can still toddle..!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:38am amEdeo:

In the late 1990s I would dance around my room to this very disco track.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:38am cvb:

rock this mutha fucka out now!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:39am Holly in NC:

@G - Big ships, "Philadelphia Freedom", Yankees break fans' hearts
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:39am Caryn:

I'm kinda hoping for the Baretta theme, just because Sammy Davis Jr. hits that one right out of the park.
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:39am G:

1986 was anniv. of statue of liberty and it had been restored. it was a bicentennial afterecho attempt during the latter Reagan years
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:40am Holly in NC:

That w/b a 9 yr old Yankee fan's perspective ;-)
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:40am Joe McG:

@Caryn: Your wish will be granted!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:40am Caryn:

Yay! And it fits, since the single was released in 1976!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:44am JustinMc:

Wow, first time listening to your show. #200 is a dandy! Thanks JOE!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:45am Joe McG:

Thanks, JustinMc from JoeMc!
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:52am Marmalade Kitty:

sounds like Jonathan Richmond had a head cold since early '76
  Sun. 11/18/12 12:55am Holly in NC:

I wish I'd been cool enough to hear Cherry Bomb in '76!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:55am Joe McG:

@Kitty: I think he's had a head cold since 1972!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 12:58am Joe McG:

@Holly: My older sister was a punk in training. She had the first two Runaways albums. Those girls scared the hell out of me!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:00am mark:

How about Suzi Quatro? My cousin listened to her before she was Leather Tuscadero.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:00am Damien:

So, I was 15 in 1976... I still have my copy of Destroyer and Give Us a Wink.... the rest? It would be about another 5 years....
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:01am Julie:

Without Suzi what would Joan have been
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 1:01am Joe McG:

No Joan Jett without Suzi Quatro, have to agree. Did Suzi have any big songs in 1976?
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:03am Julie:

no, 1975 and 1977..like she skipped that one
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:05am Julie:

But Olivia put out two records that year, and I'm sure you needed to know that
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 1:09am Joe McG:

@Julie: Olivia Tremor Control?
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:09am Julie:

Umm yeah joe. sure..
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:10am Caryn:

How the heck did I manage to fall asleep briefly and miss Runaways, Lou Reed, Ramones and Blondie? All of them? Dammit!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:11am Destroit:

And outta nowhere comes Kaplan! You just can't prepare for that.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:13am Destroit:

At least you caught Kaplan, Caryn, let's focus on what's important:)
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:14am Matt from Springfield:

Miz Daisy bringin' us Revolutionary War history!

Hey Joe and everyone! Bicentennial '76 stuff to commemorate your 200th show or something?
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:14am Chop Scott:

Thought Angel? I'll admit that I saw them, but now see see that they released 1975 and 1977. Punky Meadows.
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 1:15am Joe McG:

@Chop Scott: I think their Xmas single might've been 1976, but I'm not sure!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:16am Chop Scott:

You are killing me, properly!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:17am Caryn:

@Destroit: true, but if I had to choose between, say, Ramones or Jessica Tandy talking about a frigging elm, I'd rather sleep through Jessica.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

Stop worrying about that, and Feel the Spirit! Caryn! :)
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 1:21am Joe McG:

@Caryn: Ha ha ha!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:24am Matt from Springfield:

GSH! "Lie Detector", "Ex Officio" blues...very postmodern blues.
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 1:25am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:26am Matt from Springfield:

From Plymouth Rock to Acid Rock!
From 13 states to Watergate!
That's Surface Noise!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:30am Matt from Springfield:

WFMU: Serving up the best Southern Fried Triple-Talk!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:31am Chop Scott:

Wow--Gil Scott Heron--fucking perfect. Again I thank you Joe for all you do --why I listen...
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 1:32am Joe McG:

@Chop Scott: Thanks so much! We can't do any of this without the listeners, so thank YOU for your support!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:33am Matt from Springfield:

Glad you're also a fan, Chop Scott! I loved Joe's tribute to GSH very much.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:34am Mike Sin:

Wow, this is a great show! Happy 200th show to Joe! Well I look back to 1976, I realize just what a great childhood I had... The constants throughout the year were essentially a Huffy bike and a transistor radio on the handlebars.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:36am amEdeo:

Echoing Chop Scott & Matt from Springfield's sentiments here:
The Gil Scott-Heron piece was excellent, thanks Joe.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:38am Chop Scott:

Yes, I stepped up my pledge and urge others listening or on the comment board to do the same. WFMu gives us so much!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:38am Matt from Springfield:

Hi Mike!
Wow, a radio...on your bike?! That's awesome! It's...like a car radio, but on your bike! Must have been the king of your street! Yeah!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:39am Mike Sin:

Last Bicentennial minute was presented by Betty Ford
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:40am Caryn:

The Bicentennial Minute: the "The More You Know" of '76.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:40am Matt from Springfield:

Whoa, 70s themes! We're really in for it now! :D
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:41am Holly in NC:

Oh man, my Huffy! Though I think in 76 I still had my beloved handmedown noname 1 speed, pedal brakes, purple, flowered banana seat, white plastic basket on handlebars for transistor & such ....
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 1:42am Joe McG:

@ Mike: Thanks! My sister used to have that Huffy with the red, white, and blue streamers coming out of the handlebars!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:42am Matt from Springfield:

Dangerous amount of dancing here tonight! "Car Wash" is more fuel on the fire!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:44am Mike Sin:

The transistor radio was hung from its taped strap on the handlebars of a Huffy "Thunder Road" bike.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:44am Marmalade Kitty:

I discovered wfmu 4 years ago, November '08! used to listen on real player :)))
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:45am Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: In America, it seems like the Bayer Science Minute--every week they have a new one, usually between programs on NPR and public radio. It's about one minute explaining a scientific principle and it's practical use to the typical listener. I like those but think not enough stations air them.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

Sammy Davis Jr "Baretta's Theme"! FMU commenters have gushed about that before, glad to finally hear it! You not only have a bird, but Sammy Davis singing your theme song--that's slick!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:47am Caryn:

@Matt: hmm, sounds interesting

And can I say, this 45s set is weirdly appropriate for this weekend. Not only have I been on a 60s/70s' theme tune trip, but on Saturday, I also watched a music quiz, where one of the questions was about "Car Wash".
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:48am Matt from Springfield:

Dino De Laurentiis' "King Kong" remake theme--as heard before on Surface Noise :)

Hi Kitty! You're almost as long a listener as I -- since April '09 for me!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:49am sd:

I didnt know there was a disco kong song. My very first movie. Have a framed 30x40 poster of it. Nice
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:50am Matt from Springfield:

Now, they need to have Tavares sing "Suicide Is Painless" lyrics over this hip disco track! ;)
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:50am Holly in NC:

I still listen via Real player! Dont like iTunes or Winamp. Not a luddite, just preference.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:51am Caryn:

@sd: I, on the other hand, was familiar with the King Kong track, but this version of the M*A*S*H* theme? Utterly new to me.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:53am Marmalade Kitty:

Holly I used to like the dancing sheep :D
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:53am Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: Never took to the Real player, I downloaded one mainly just to listen to old Archives! Glad in any case Pop-Up Players are avail from the Fall of '08 onwards.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:54am Caryn:

It's sad that I remember all 3 Happy Days theme songs.
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:55am Julie:

I have this 45! B-side wasn't bad
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:55am Holly in NC:

Always thought it odd that my elementary school's chorus used MASH theme as recital finale...I mean, 6th graders warbling about suicide is, well, odd
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:55am Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: I like listening to the Bayer science minutes, but I still like to add sarcastically at the end of them: "Bayer, our way of saying: yeah...sorry about inventing Heroin and collaborating with the Nazis! So we'll make it up to you with these science tidbits!" ;)
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 1:55am Joe McG:

This is by far the cheesiest set I have ever done. Hooray!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

"Cyndi Grecco was an American singer who sang the theme tune to the popular 1970s American television show, Laverne & Shirley. Titled "Making Our Dreams Come True," the song (in which Grecco was accompanied by the Ron Hicklin Singers) was also put out as a single and charted at #25 on July 25, 1976. The song came out on the small Private Stock label (#45086). An album followed, though a second disco-themed single "Dancing, Dancing" failed to chart. She also provided the theme to another 1970s ABC television sitcom, Blansky's Beauties. Nevertheless, Grecco remains a one-hit wonder"
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:57am Holly in NC:

@MK - annabelle the sheep is dancing as we speak!!!!!!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:57am T-Zero:

Howdy! Better late than never I say... Got crackers to go with this cheese? :D
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:57am Caryn:

Man, "Making Our Dreams Come True" is such a feel-good track!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:57am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Joe, never knew who sang this or that they had a charting single off of it! The RON HICKLIN SINGERS, them again!

Hi Julie! What *was* the B-side to the Laverne & Shirley theme?
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:58am amEdeo:

I'm going to grab some sleep, goodnight everyone! Have a great rest of the show Joe!
And ALSO: Congratulations and a most happy, happy, HAPPY birthday to Surface Noise! Here's to the next 200,000,000,000!!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 1:58am Joe McG:

@Matt: Thanks for the info!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:58am Holly in NC:

Mr. Kottah back in the house!
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:59am Yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Israel,Earth,Milky Way):

How's it going Joe? Good morning everyone
  Sun. 11/18/12 1:59am Caryn:

Whenever I think of John Sebastian, I think of him speaking on the Woodstock movie, being wetter than a haddock's bathing costume.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:00am Yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Israel,Earth,Milky Way):

Got no idea how that happened. Can't trust Steve Jobs
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:00am Matt from Springfield:

Morning Yair! Looks like you have a smartphone, those things post very rapid comments!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:00am Holly in NC:

Hi Yair!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:02am Julie:

Daniel Blumin sent in the 70s to SPY on us
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:03am Matt from Springfield:

LOVE that intro sequence! It's a feel good song, Caryn, but that intro just makes you feel good whenever you hear it!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:03am Julie:

Chuck went upstairs and never came back..
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:05am Caryn:

Oh, Joe, how the disappearance of Chuck annoyed me! In the Joanie/Chachi wedding episode, when Mr. Cunningham makes his toast about how he's raised 2 great kids, I always yell at the screen "You raised 3 kids, dammit!"
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:06am Matt from Springfield:

@Julie: Don't look in the closet trunk, with the heavy lid...

Actually, speaking of "Argo", the end of '79 is the beginning of the Iran Hostage Crisis--Daniel came on board right on time for that.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:10am Chop Scott:

I cried hard after the ending of "Silent Running", and of course "Son of Godvilla".
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:10am Julie:

Perhaps Chuck dodged the draft and Howard disowned him
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:13am Holly in NC:

@Julie - that is by far the most plausible theory, nice!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:14am Chop Scott:

I meant "Son of Godzilla"
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:14am Marmalade Kitty:

there is a "chuck" in every family..
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:15am Damien:

Finally, the Great Dame Herself!!!!

This WAS IT! For me in 1976!!

and it's not the side effects of the Cocaine.
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:16am Joe McG:

@Damien: Ha ha! I'm not playing it, but "Golden Years" is my favorite single of 1976.
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:16am Joe McG:

Well, that and "X-Offender."
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:17am Caryn:

I say Chuck shacked up with one of his basketball buddies, and decided to move to either NY of SF, leaving the Cunninghams too embarrassed to mention him publicly ever.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:18am Holly in NC:

I was so not cool in 76, no Bowie on my radar - except for his duet w Bing Crosby, which I did see - my whole family was rather bewildered. Not Bing's usual sort of guest.
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:20am Joe McG:

@Caryn: Great theory! @Holly: I remember that well!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:20am Holly in NC:

@Caryn - ooh, that's a great theory too!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:21am Brian in UK:

Mornin' Joe. 200 and counting. Spirits' double is wonderful. Their cover of 'Like a Rolling Stone' is timeless.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:22am Brian in UK:

The Return of the Thin White Duck?
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:22am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian! I agree with you, great cover! Maybe not as great as Phil Flowers', but great!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:24am Marmalade Kitty:

didn't you see, "the chuck show" ?
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:25am Matt from Springfield:

Great transition from Bowie to Eno--in fact this is a pretty cool track! I'm in a trance!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:26am Joe McG:

@Kitty: Sure! It was on right after "The Leather Tuscadero Hour"!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:26am Yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Israel,Earth,Milky Way)::

What a brilliant album by Eno and Harmonia!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:27am Brian in UK:

When I'm 64 'Grandchildren on your knee Vera, Chuck & Dave'
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:27am Matt from Springfield:

@MK: I'm sure there was a spin-off show for Chuck that didn't perform well. I was astounded when I learned of all the "Happy Days" spinoffs they made in the early 80s. Milked that franchise for anything of possible value, instead of writing new, originial shows.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:27am Yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Israel,Earth,Milky Way)::

Great source for albums and other events from 1976 : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_in_music#Albums_released

Joe - play Be Bop Delux!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:27am Caryn:

@Joe & Holly: see, my theory is entirely predicated on Howard being too much of a softy to completely disown one of his kids, but also on there having to be a reason why Chuck would not want to come back to the repressive small-town environment, and why the Cunninghams would not dare mention him again (in order to protect Howard's business and standing in the Leopard Lodge). Man, I think too much about these things...
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:28am Matt from Springfield:

Good morning Brian!
I always wanted someone to form a band with one girl and two guys, called "Vera, Chuck & Dave". Guess it's up to me then...
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:29am Caryn:

I guess "Happy Days" and "All in the Family" are the US tv shows with the most spin-offs (if we don't include the various Law & Orders or CSIs).
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:30am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: ...and now from Eno to this experimental German Cluster! Wonderful segues tonight!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:30am Joe McG:

@Yair: I was going to bring some BeBop with me, but I just played them a few weeks ago, so I decided not to. Everyone: Go listen to "Modern Music"!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:31am Joe McG:

@Caryn: "Mary Tyler Moore" had a bunch, too.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:32am Matt from Springfield:

Yeah, Law & Order, CSI, Survivor are all "editions" of the same basic show. Spinoffs would be a plot branch from another previous show. I was likewise amazed to find all the plot connections back to "All In The Family"--the NormanLearVerse, I call it.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:33am Damien:

Great Eno musings... missed all of this at the time... was still buzzing with Station To Station...
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:33am Marmalade Kitty:

I remember "Happy days" toys... building bricks, rip off of lego, but not as good :)
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:34am Brian in UK:

Good job, Joe. I've lost the TV plot!!!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:34am Caryn:

"All in the Family": 7 spinoffs
"Happy Days": 7 spinoffs (or by some calculations, 9), and was itself a spinoff
MTM is way behind with 3 spinoffs and a tv movie.
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:36am Joe McG:

@Brian: These are all American shows. Most of the good ones were stolen from yours!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:37am Caryn:

Hey, Joe, "All in the Family" was stolen from the Brits too!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:39am sd:

Will whats happening be represented on tonights show? No roger no rerun no rent!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:41am Joe McG:

@sd: Afraid not, but Rerun lives large in our hearts.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:41am Yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Israel,Earth,Milky Way)::

Wait, 1976? that means 2112 by Rush, no?
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:43am Joe McG:

@Yair: Indeed it does, Yair. Stay tuned!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:44am Caryn:

2112 twice in one week? WFMU is on a Rush trip!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:45am Holly in NC:

Temples of Syrinx YES,Yair, YES!!!!!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:47am Holly in NC:

OMG I love this - wait, you're playing w my head...
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:48am Caryn:

Is this what it sounds like inside your head, Joe?
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:51am Matt from Springfield:

Bicentennial Clusterf*ck!! LOVE the "Afternoon Delight" rising above it!
Avatar    Sun. 11/18/12 2:51am D. Blumin:

Joe, this is my favorite song from '76! Thanks!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:52am Holly in NC:

Joe you are my hero. afternoon delight in the temple xo
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:52am Matt from Springfield:

We can only hope that's the inside of Joe's head! :D
Scott W has the Traktor, Nat Roe has the Super-cut-o-Matic, Joe McG will have the Clusterf*ck!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:52am sd:

This is fucking awesome
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:53am Caryn:

It's an afternoon delight of love that hurts.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:54am 12539:

When it's right it's right.

Thanks, Joe.
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:54am Matt from Springfield:

Not to mention a silly love song!
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:54am Holly in NC:

What sd said
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:55am Holly in NC:

and I do love both silly love songd & let him in
  Sun. 11/18/12 2:58am Matt from Springfield:

Great finish to the '76 200th Show! Now we can put it all away till your 276th episode! :)

Thanks Joe for the fun! Have a good night, everyone!
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