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Options February 6, 2013: JOHN CARTER interview and music extravaganza!

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The word "legend" gets tossed around a lot, but few people are as deserving of this label and yet as unheralded as the brilliant songwriter/producer John Carter. The man sang backing vocals on "I Can't Explain," and co-wrote "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," "Little Bit O' Soul," and "My World Fell Down" (to name just three). He also enjoyed success with the bands The Ivy League, The Flowerpot Men, and perhaps most notably with The First Class, whose hit "Beach Baby" -- co-written and produced by Carter, with frequent collaborator Tony Burrows on lead vocals -- is an unassailable pop classic. John Carter is also responsible for my favorite summer song of all-time, "Sound Of Summer" by Starbreaker. Listen to the archive and hear how all of this happened from the man himself, along with heaping helpings of music from throughout his career!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
m squad  miss caroline newley   Options 7"  ariola  1979      0:00:00 ()
undertones  girls don't like it   Options s/t  sire  1979      0:03:00 ()
regal degal  thankless   Options veritable who's who  parts per million      *   0:05:09 ()
the limiñanas  mobylette   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   0:07:57 ()
cristina  la poupee qui fait non   Options s/t  ze  1980      0:11:40 ()
the other ones  holiday   Options s/t  virgin  1987  Golden Globe-nominated composer Johnny Klimek's earlier work...    0:19:00 ()
the revillos  out of this world   Options cd single  rezillos records      *   0:22:32 ()
the electric six  the rubberband man   Options zodiac  metropolis  2010      0:26:07 ()
the go  bet i'm late   Options fiesta  burger      *   0:39:33 ()
mazes  heavy feather   Options mazes blazes  parasol      *   0:42:32 ()
the moondogs  heads i win   Options 7"  sing sing  2011  orig 1979; vinyl reissue  *   0:45:22 ()
del shannon  she   Options va-action: the songs of tommy boyce & bobby hart  ace      *   0:47:43 ()
andy human  break your face   Options freeze  cwr      *   0:50:17 ()
       Interview with JOHN CARTER!
john carter  interview with efd   Options           0:57:31 ()
carter lewis & the southerners  will it happen to me   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm  2003  orig 1961    1:01:15 ()
carter lewis & the southerners  sweet and tender romance   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm  2003  orig 1964    1:03:20 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:05:12 ()
herman's hermits  can't you hear my heartbeat   Options       orig 1965; co-written by John Carter    1:08:01 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:10:03 ()
the ivy league  funny how love can be   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm  2003  orig 1965    1:10:49 ()
the ivy league  tossing and turning   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm  2003  orig 1965    1:12:51 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:15:07 ()
brenda lee  is it true   Options       orig 1964; co-written by John Carter    1:17:46 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:19:57 ()
the who  i can't explain   Options       orig 1964; backing vocals by John Carter (and the rest of the Ivy League)    1:21:01 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:23:01 ()
frank bacon & the baconeers  don't let the sun catch you crying   Options       orig 1963/1964    1:25:57 ()
frank bacon & the baconeers  can't buy me love   Options       John Carter on vocals on both these tracks, just to be clear.    1:28:15 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:30:26 ()
the new vaudeville band  winchester cathedral   Options       orig 1966; lead vocal by John Carter    1:33:20 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:35:39 ()
manfred mann  semi-detached suburban mr. james   Options       orig 1966; co-written by John Carter    1:37:03 ()
john carter  brown and porters (meat importers) lorry   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm  2003  demo version, orig 1966; recorded by Freddie & the Dreamers and Manfred Mann, among others.    1:39:37 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:42:10 ()
the ivy league  my world fell down   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm    orig 1966    1:44:24 ()
sagittarius  my world fell down   Options va-nuggets vol 2      orig 1967; co-written by John Carter    1:47:00 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:50:54 ()
the flowerpot men  let's go to san francisco   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm  2003      1:52:56 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           1:59:06 ()
the flowerpot men  journey's end   Options peace album / past imperfect  repertoire  2000  orig recorded in 1970 for Past Imperfect, the (unreleased) second Flowerpot Men album.    2:00:08 ()
music explosion  little bit o' soul   Options va-nuggets box      orig 1967; co-written by John Carter in 1964    2:05:23 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           2:07:22 ()
the first class  beach baby   Options summer sound sensations  rpm  1974  orig 1974; produced, co-written and backing vocals by John Carter    2:12:17 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           2:17:19 ()
kincade  dreams are ten a penny   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm    orig 1972; co-written and performed by John Carter. Later recorded by The First Class.    2:20:16 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           2:22:31 ()
john carter  british caledonian / rowntrees tots / bird's dream topping / vauxhall chevette ads   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm  2003      2:26:12 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           2:28:44 ()
starbreaker  sound of summer   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology      orig 1977; produced, co-written, and performed by John Carter. And also THE GREATEST SUMMER SONG EVER.    2:33:58 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           2:36:09 ()
neoton famile  jojjon a nyar! (sound of summer in hungarian)   Options a familia  pepita  1981  ongoing thanks to listener Robert L. in Seattle    2:37:08 ()
john carter  interview with efd   Options           2:39:50 ()
the explorers club  no good to cry   Options digital single      See them tomorrow (Thursday) night at Maxwell's and Friday night at Union Pool in Brooklyn! They're also playing Saturday at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge MA!    2:46:35 ()
the ampersands  you   Options this is your adventure too          2:50:12 ()
goodman  waiting   Options what we want    2012  get it here: http://goodmanmusic.bandcamp.com    2:52:43 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 2/6/13 9:02pm 12539:

This is okay, but I was so hoping the show would start with Starbreaker.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:03pm G:

Here. No complaints :)
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:03pm john:

Who's Starbreaker?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:05pm G:

What else *can* ya do if the girls don't like it?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:05pm Barkevious Shabazz:

There goes Norman.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:07pm G:

I'm pretty sure we will all be "Starbreaker satisfied" by the witching hour
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:08pm steve:

hey lo
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:10pm G:

I got called four eyes a few times as a kid. That's what glasses get you in second grade. Never heard anyone get called Four Ears, though.
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:10pm eddy in australia:

My first live-streamed EFD show since leaving new york and he kicks off with a song that namechecks "eddy"! thanks, evan. greetings from melbourne, australia, where it's 1 o'clock on a stinking hot thursday afternoon
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:12pm efd:

Hey eddy! You are in the perfect location for the summer-themed records that we'll be hearing later in the program.

Hi john, steve, G, Barkevious, 12539, and all lurkers! I'm super-excited about tonight's show, hope you all are too!
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:12pm Thierry:

Hi there everybody overseas!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:13pm efd:

How flipped out would you guys be if I went through the whole John Carter interview without mentioning Starbreaker even one time?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:13pm efd:

Greetings Thierry!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:13pm efd:

boy this record is really scratchy
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:15pm Michael from the Left Coast:

A friend of mine met Michael Zhilka (Ze Records pres) in a meeting about an acquisition in the oil and gas industry about two years ago.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:16pm G:

scratches give it character, i still hear the music --

and someone could take this as a music file and clean it right up these days, if they want clean. we "tapetraders" have done that with more shitty sounding 60s-70s concert cassettes than you can shake a stick at
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:16pm Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD, you playing the Troggs tapes in memory of Reg Presley tonight?
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:17pm Thierry:

The scratch feels authentic, though. I guess that's the price to pay for unearthing a rare cover.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:17pm efd:

ha, I don't have the money to pay that fine!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:17pm BSI:

What it is!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:17pm Julie:

oooh cristina!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:18pm steve:

Michael - not too surprising. i believe he had a huge trust fund with which he ran Ze...
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:19pm Thierry:

I associate ze with Lizzy Mercier Descloux, who was appreciated in the US, wasn't she?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:20pm G:

Hang on poopy, poopy hang on

)ok, ok, poupee means doll)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:20pm Stevel:

G: You just saved me a Google Translator visit.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:22pm steve:

oh my god those keyboards, haha
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:22pm G:

a votre service ( <-- no time for diacriticals...)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:23pm efd:

hey SteveL and BSI!

THierry, I used to play her cover of the Mission Impossible theme all the time when I was at NYU (a long time ago).
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:26pm efd:

that said I'm not sure how popular she was with the general public.
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:26pm Thierry:

great! our paths might have crossed unknowingly.
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:29pm seang:

I'm digging the font
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:29pm Holly in NC:

Hello Evan & other friends!
Trivia query #1 - Who here knows John Carter's born name? (full disclosure - I had no clue before today ;-))
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:30pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Cristina's version of "Is That all Their Is? " is life affirming.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:30pm efd:

^^^ Raises hand :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:35pm G:

get your food together before 10, people :)
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:36pm eddy in australia:

Barkevious: I second that! Used to finish my radio show in the '80s with that tune. A Ze Records special, Evan?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:37pm Holly in NC:

@efd, not sure fair if you play! - plus I suspect/hope you'll let us know in interview.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:39pm GetOutOfDarkness:

Wait, what is going on with the very long piece?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:41pm GetOutOfDarkness:

oh, nevermind
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:44pm efd:

Holly, it actually didn't come up during the interview!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:47pm Holly in NC:

Well, heck, then you need to tell folks during mike break!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:51pm Loretta:

Hi everyone! efd, looking forward to the John Carter intervew.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:51pm Holly in NC:

This is a great version of a great song ("she")
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:53pm Thierry:

Evan, I gather from your profile you're an Endless Boogie fan. I just discovered them 2 days ago with Dan Bodah's program. Amazing sound. How deep WFMU can be!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 9:56pm Holly in NC:

Dang! I really wanted to heat Grudge/Laurice 's "I'm gonna smash your face in" immed. after Andy Human ;-)
  Wed. 2/6/13 9:56pm 12539:

@Thierry: Endless Boogie played the length of Brian Turner's show a week or two ago.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:00pm Holly in NC:

I have to get in my efd-less car & I'm pissed! Back in 30...
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:00pm efd:

Hey Thierry, yeah, I especially liked their appearance on Brian's show.

Holly, sorry about that! :)

Hey Loretta, thanks for tuning in!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:01pm G:

this has made checking my tax return math far less annoying :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:03pm efd:

G, good for you getting your taxes done early!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:03pm Holly in NC:

Before I get in my car , gotta say I want to marry John Carter's voice (swoon)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:04pm Holly in NC:

His speaking voice. I could listen all day, all night..
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:04pm efd:

He could not have been nicer, either, just by the way.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:06pm G:

gotta get that freakin money back from those bastids. didnt get my last W2 till monday afternoon!

i read that there may be a backlog in refunds because of the tax rate debate,delays, changes right after the first of the year, etc etc etc. getting mine in the mail tomorrow... that's one less crappy thing to do :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:14pm efd:

Right, good to get it out of the way as early as possible!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:15pm Uncle Michael:

I think I've made mistakes relative to the John Carter/Tony Burrows lineups of the Ivy League in the past. Living and learning.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:19pm efd:

That's understandable! There was a lot of shifting going on, not to mention the fact that John preferred not to tour so before Tony Burrows officially joined the Ivy League (after John left) he was performing the songs on the road.
  Wed. 2/6/13 10:20pm Michael from the Left Coast:

That's Jimmy Page playing on the Brenda Lee track right?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:21pm steve:

is it really?? what a great song, either way
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:21pm Uncle Michael:

Fortunately, on the Burrows tribute show I did, I chose My World Fell Down...so I didn't really betray my ignorance.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:22pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans :)
A little distracted tonight so I am afraid I'll have to restart on the archive :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:23pm Danne D:

This is the sort of event that should be enjoyed in it's full measure not in parts clearly :D

Very happy for you Evan :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:23pm Stevel:

I'll offer a 'Wow" on Can't Explain.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:24pm Uncle Michael:

I'll second the WOW. I had no idea.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:24pm efd:

Most accounts of that song do say that it's Jimmy Page on that, yes.
  Wed. 2/6/13 10:26pm Gaylord Fields:

I'm over the moon about this John Carter interview! He's responsible for one of my favorite girl group singles, Someone Cares for Me, by the McKinleys, which outdoes Phil Spector at his own game! Thank you, efd!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:28pm efd:

Gaylord, it was a pleasure and a privilege! Glad you're enjoying it.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:29pm Loretta:

nice one.....
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:29pm G:

You've convinced me, he's the one-man Brill Building of mid 60s British pop :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:30pm Uncle Michael:

Located the McKinleys, Gaylord. Giving it a listen right after the show. Thanks for the tip.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:31pm efd:

He was even ahead of the curve on the whole bacon thing!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:32pm Uncle Michael:

Him and Archie McPhee.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:35pm efd:

Not a Janis Joplin song...
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:35pm Uncle Michael:

So John sang the Coke commercial too, I assume?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:36pm efd:

oh, good question! I'm really not sure; it could have been a nose-holding impostor. :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:36pm Stevel:

Pretty sure I'm running out of Wows. What a find.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:37pm efd:

"It wasn't a strain on the voice, it was a strain on the nose" - favorite quote of the interview.
  Wed. 2/6/13 10:37pm Ignore Function:

Secrets of the industry being exposed.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:37pm Gaylord Fields:

@Uncle Michael: I think you'll be impressed. But wait till after efd's show! I'd hate to think I'm driving listeners away.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:38pm Uncle Michael:

No worries, Gaylord. I found a whole collection that includes it called Touch The Wall of Sound.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:39pm Uncle Michael:

Always felt this was a Ray Davies-inspired title.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:45pm efd:

I've been kicking myself since Saturday for not asking him his favorite versions of his songs done by others. But I'm pretty sure the Sagittarius version of "My World Fell Down" would have been one of the answers.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:46pm Uncle Michael:

Anything near Curt Boettcher's orbit is about as good as anything gets for me...
  Wed. 2/6/13 10:47pm john:

I see his point. There's just a life to the Sagittarius version that doesn't really turn up here, and that's got to be down to Curt's arrangement. As it always is.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:48pm Gaylord Fields:

@uncle Michael: That's an essential girl group comp! And speaking of comps, John Carter's Measure for Measure, As You Like It and A Rose by Any Other Name are as consistent and consistently great as collections come.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:49pm efd:

... and they also provide a clue to his given surname!
  Wed. 2/6/13 10:49pm john:

Ahhh. There you go.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:49pm Gaylord Fields:

Glen Campbell on lead vox on Sag version.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:50pm G:

@efd: John Nick the Bard, eh.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:50pm Gaylord Fields:

@efd: Yes, we already know it's actually Bacon!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:51pm efd:

haha! Yes, something like that.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:51pm G:

I was researching some about the music, and spotted the answer to Holly's question. Just dropping another broad hint :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:51pm Uncle Michael:

@Gaylord, thanks for the recommendations.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:51pm efd:

Right, that was another in joke, using the name Frank Bacon!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:54pm Gaylord Fields:

It really was cheeky of Carter to use that pseudonym. Talk about an in-joke!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:54pm Uncle Michael:

Has anyone ever noticed the homage to the LGTSF melody during the fade on Beach Baby?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:55pm G:

I've also wondered about why the name change. I'm figuring his actual last name sounded a little too un-poppy :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:57pm efd:

Good foreshadowing, Uncle Michael! Though we didn't discuss that explicitly.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:57pm Gaylord Fields:

Reminds me of when two WFMU DJs who share a surname were once paired up for a marathon shift, but because neither uses that name as an on-air handle, neither dared to acknowledge it.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:57pm Uncle Michael:

Listen for it!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:59pm efd:

fatal flaw: Not building in a break for the legal ID!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 10:59pm Gaylord Fields:

@G: You win today's Internet prize for "John Nick the Bard"!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:00pm G:

nice save though :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:00pm Stevel:

Fatal flaw handled artfully!
  Wed. 2/6/13 11:01pm Holly in NC:

Finally, back! Now, will someone fan my brow & feed me exotic tidbits while I wait for Mr. "Carter" to speak once more?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:02pm Uncle Michael:

Nice "Justin & John" harmonies on this one.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:02pm G:

Archives, Holly. You have to hear it yourself as it unfolded. :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:07pm Mike Sin:

Awesome show tonight!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:07pm efd:

Holly, there's a pretty long interrupted talking section coming up in a little bit!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:08pm efd:

Thanks Mike!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:09pm Holly in NC:

So much for exotic tidbits, cats brought me a snake.
ooh... talking.....
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:10pm efd:

this is the "Evan gets confused" portion of the interview...
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:11pm G:

What, no bigass palmetto bugs, yet?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:12pm G:

@Holly: a propos:

Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:12pm Holly in NC:

@G - up til yesterday, it's been too puckeredass cold!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:13pm efd:

Headphones on, everyone.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:13pm G:

This is it! :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:13pm Uncle Michael:

make sure to listen to the fade!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:15pm Uncle Michael:

Here's the Burrows set I put together some time ago: ebs-radio.com...
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:15pm efd:

this song is so amazing.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:16pm Gaylord Fields:

Tony Burrows has a voice genetically engineered to sound perfect coming out a transistor radio!
  Wed. 2/6/13 11:17pm johnk77:

Here is a playlist from CKLW in 1967 with Little Bit O' Soul at #1.
I grew up in Ohio and saw the Chosen Few, Sir Timothy & the Royals, Music Explosion, Ohio Express and more live.
thanx very much, efd. great show!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:17pm efd:

Even when he was doing the Pipkins voice!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:18pm Uncle Michael:

French horns playing LGTSF
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:19pm efd:

The man is a master.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:19pm Uncle Michael:

wait...Sebelius?? LGTSF is Sebelius?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:19pm Gaylord Fields:

Gimme All Dose Dings! Tony Burrows, a pop paradox as a five-time one-hit wonder!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:19pm efd:

No, the other french horn part earlier in the song is from Sibelius.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:20pm Uncle Michael:

Burrows banned briefly from TOTP for having too many one-hits.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:22pm Uncle Michael:

I had no idea that Carter'd written so many of these.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:22pm efd:

I really need to track down those other two John Carter compilations... Measure For Measure is great but I really want to hear what's on the other ones too.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:22pm Julie:

This makes me think of Justin Hayward
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:23pm efd:

Hey Johnk, thanks so much! Glad you're enjoying the show.
Uncle Michael, will check out your Burrows set tomorrow!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:23pm Gaylord Fields:

Forgive me for tooting my own French horn here: www.spinner.com...
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:24pm efd:

ooh, very nice Gaylord! I'll look forward to reading that!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:24pm Uncle Michael:

@Julie I really felt that Journey's End was a Moodies simulacrum.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:27pm Gaylord Fields:

@efd: I'm so inspired by this incredible show that I'm actually making reference to my life outside WFMU!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:28pm efd:

AND you gave yourself an avatar! I will be taking full credit for all of this.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:28pm efd:

also, thank you.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:28pm G:

I remember that darn Brit Cal ad, if it was broadcast in UK only that must have been 72-74 somewhere
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:29pm Uncle Michael:

This is why I come to WFMU/Ichiban/GTDR. I can actually learn cool stuff here.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:29pm Holly in NC:

@G - nice link - & sadly true.
I have found a still-warm squirrel leg (one, hind) in my attic.
I have left the house to allow nature (read cats) deal with a hapless, fatally wounded bird, getting only regurgitated beak & claws back next day.
And many vole lips on my doorstep.

When these beasties pass I think I'll keep all future cats inside only.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:29pm efd:

yeah, that would have been the timeframe G.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:30pm Julie:

HAHA Gaylord has a life outside WFMU?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:30pm Holly in NC:

@Gaylord - that's a great article, thnx for link!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:31pm Uncle Michael:

We've Only Just Begun...Williams & Nichols did the commercial to hit record thing too.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:31pm G:

Dare I hazard a hypothesis: Even better than JERRY MUTHAF*@%ING SHIRLEY!!! (April 2011)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:32pm efd:

oh yeah, good one Uncle Michael! I think that started out as a bank ad?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:32pm Uncle Michael:

Correct, efd.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:32pm efd:

Oh my gosh, thanks G! I wish I could have done as much post-production on the Jerry Shirley interview, but I recorded that one the night before my show so there just wasn't any time.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:33pm G:

Both great, this even better :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:33pm Holly in NC:

@unclemichael - just saw *your* link, most excellent!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:33pm efd:

this is where I finally break down into babbling fan mode.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:34pm G:

#fanboy lol
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:34pm Julie:

oh..NOW is when that happens
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:34pm Uncle Michael:

@Holly Thanks.
  Wed. 2/6/13 11:35pm 12539:

At last!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:35pm efd:

As I said on Facebook, it's an hour and 36 minutes of foreplay leading up to a "Sound Of Summer" orgasm.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:36pm Holly in NC:

I just want to relisten to the ~minute leading up to efd's orgasm. Girls come first ;-)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:37pm Julie:

Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:37pm efd:

[edit: I want to make it perfectly clear that I was yelling at myself here, not anyone else.]
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:38pm Julie:

is this Abba?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:39pm efd:

They're the Hungarian Abba.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:39pm G:

@Julie: They wish.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:39pm Uncle Michael:

I like Carter's slightly crass, Tin Pan Alley approach to trying to make hits. It's so filled with guile that it's guileless. It harkens back to before the dreaded concept of "cred" infiltrated pop music. Long live *craft*.
  Wed. 2/6/13 11:40pm 12539:

Döbbenetes! (Google translate tells me that's Hungarian for "awesome")
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:40pm Gaylord Fields:

@Holly: Aw shucks -- thanks!
@Julie: To quote Archie Campbell -- pfffffffft!!!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:40pm efd:

He is an unabashed pop songwriter.
  Wed. 2/6/13 11:40pm daveB from Oakland:

holy moly ... they sure do sound like abba.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:42pm Uncle Michael:

But he doesn't seem to confuse sales success with creative success. He doesn't disavow something as "bad" just because it didn't sell. I think of that as Gibb Syndrome.
  Wed. 2/6/13 11:44pm Ryan Braun:

Dude awesome
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:44pm Uncle Michael:

Very nicely done.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:44pm Gaylord Fields:

Okay, I'll say it if no one else will: All's well that ends well!
  Wed. 2/6/13 11:44pm 12539:

Nice job, Mr Funk.
  Wed. 2/6/13 11:45pm kelly in ithaca, ny:

this is why I tune in to wfmu. amazing show tonight!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:45pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks to diligent interns, Love's Labor is not Lost.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:45pm Julie:

  Wed. 2/6/13 11:45pm steve:

that was fantastic. thanks efd
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:45pm Gaylord Fields:

If music be the food of love, play on!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:45pm G:

You blew off the Ticket Salad Sandwich segment for this??? :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:46pm G:

Spoke too soon. :)
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:46pm Holly in NC:

@Gaylord - nice!

@Evan - SUPERB
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:47pm Uncle Michael:

Loved this. I'll catch the beginning on the archive. I'm off to bed. Bye everyone.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:48pm Gaylord Fields:

Great observations, Uncle Michael!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:48pm Holly in NC:

Good night, Uncle Michael!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:49pm Stevel:

Great stuff. I know 4-5 people who are getting the archive link tomorrow. Nice work. Glad you got to enjoy the interview.
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:52pm Gaylord Fields:

The play button's the thing! (Okay, I'll stop there.) What a stunning show, efd! I'll relisten and re-enjoy ASAP! Thank you and the Bard of British Pop!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:53pm efd:

Thanks for the kind words everyone! I'm really glad you all enjoyed listening to it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
  Wed. 2/6/13 11:53pm Thierry:

very interest interview, lots learnt!
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:54pm Holly in NC:

LOVE this Ampersands song ! Almost forgot about this album, how wrong is that?
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:54pm G:

Oh, that's right, no one ever gave the answer to Holly's question about John Carter's birth name:

John Nicholas Shakespeare
Avatar Wed. 2/6/13 11:56pm Danne D:

Congrats again EFD :) Sorry I couldn't focus on the show tonight :( but I will take all of this in in the archives

Have a great night everyone!
Avatar Thu. 2/7/13 12:00am G:

Don't encourage Mary Wing's wingdinging, efd :)
Avatar Tue. 2/12/13 11:27pm Droll:

You really cooked my noodle with The Other Ones! I instantly remembered Jayney Klimek from Tony Banks' solo album, but totally forgot about this single. It took me almost the entire song to remember/figure it out -- that was a trip!
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