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Options March 25, 2013: Even more 70s musical theater than usual and other Hocus Pocus (by Focus)

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Focus  Hocus Pocus   Options Moving Waves  Sire      0:00:00 ()
Gary Bond  Close Every Door   Options Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  MCA      0:06:54 ()
Stephen and David  All for the Best   Options Godspell - A Musical Based Upon The Gospel According To St. Matthew  Arista      0:09:30 ()
Carl Anderson  Heaven on Their Minds   Options Jesus Christ Superstar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  MCA      0:11:58 ()
Station Manager Ken and The Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia  Heaven on Their Minds (scratchy CDR version)   Options Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia 2003  WFMU      0:16:03 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Shuggie Otis 
Pling!   Options Inspiration Information  Luaka Bop      0:17:43 ()
Apple and the Three Oranges  Gotta Stand for Something Pt. 1   Options Free and Easy  Now-Again    *   0:22:43 ()
Band of Thieves  Thieves in the Funkhouse   Options Twin Cities Funk and Soul: Lost R&B Grooves from Minneapolis/St. Paul 1964-1979  Secret Stash    *   0:25:50 ()
Jombo  Melodiscolypso II Disco Mix   Options Jombo  Tembo    *   0:32:14 ()
The Delfonics  Stand Up   Options Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics  Wax Poetics    *   0:38:03 ()
Roy Porter Sound Machine  Ohh-La-La   Options The Story of Roy Porter Sound Machine 1971-1975  Tramp    *   0:40:20 ()
Bonnie & Sheila  You Keep Me Hanging On   Options Royal Grooves: Funk and Groovy Soul from the King Records Vaults (V/A)  BGP/Ace    *   0:44:28 ()
Mary Wells feat. the Supremes  Have a Little Patience (and Wait)   Options Something New: Motown Lost & Found 1961-1964  Hip-O Select    *   0:47:19 ()
The Five Stairsteps  Playgirl's Love   Options The Complete Curtis Mayfield Years  Outta Sight    *   0:50:24 ()
Bo & the Metros  Moving On   Options Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, OH Box Set  Numero Group    *   0:53:16 ()
Dengue Fever  Tiger Phone Card   Options In the Ley Lines  Tuk Tuk    *   0:54:49 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Shuggie Otis 
Pling!   Options Inspiration Information  Luaka Bop      0:57:52 ()
Brenda Ray  Everyday Just Another Dream (Longer Version)   Options D'ya Hear Me! Naffi Years 1979-83  Em    *   1:12:17 ()
Bebo Phillips  Private Life   Options Bebo in a Dub Style  Tafari Records    *   1:15:28 ()
Delroy Wilson  I Am Not a King   Options 7" Single  Studio One/Coxsone      1:19:16 ()
Homie & Paulette  Everytime   Options 7" Single  Studio One/Coxsone      1:21:51 ()
J.D. Smoothe  Bridges   Options 7" Single  Studio One/Coxsone      1:24:23 ()
Pazy and the Black Hippies  My Home   Options Wa Ho Ha  Secret Stash    *   1:27:55 ()
The Trash Company  So You Don't Love Me   Options The Earle Hotel Tapes: 1979-1993  Steady Sounds    *   1:32:10 ()
Vashti Bunyan  Which Will   Options Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake  StorySound    *   1:35:34 ()
Molly Drake  Dream Your Dreams   Options Molly Drake  Squirrel Thing    *   1:38:58 ()
Nick Drake  Things Behind the Sun   Options Pink Moon  Island      1:41:05 ()
Tim Robbins w/ Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs  Marianne   Options Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys  Anti    *   1:45:28 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Shuggie Otis 
Pling!   Options Inspiration Information  Luaka Bop      1:49:02 ()
Robyn Hitchcock  Stupefied   Options Love From London  Yep Roc    *   1:57:27 ()
Alasdair Roberts & Friends  The Year of the Burning   Options A Wonder Working Stone  Drag City    *   2:00:33 ()
Devendra Banhart  Never Seen Such Good Things   Options Mala  Nonesuch    *   2:06:07 ()
Son Volt  Angel of the Blues   Options Honky Tonk  Rounder    *   2:09:00 ()
Dump  Secret Blood   Options Superpowerless  Morr Music    *   2:13:18 ()
Föllakzoid  Rio   Options II  Sacred Bones    *   2:16:00 ()
Major Stars  No Attraction   Options Decibels of Gratitude  Important    *   2:23:54 ()
The Fresh & Onlys  All Tomorrow's Parties   Options The Velvet Underground and Nico (V/A)  Castle Face    *   2:28:57 ()
The Men  The Seeds   Options New Moon  Sacred Bones    *   2:33:19 ()
The Loons  If You Could Read Your Mind   Options Split 7" w/ Clinic  Ugly Things    *   2:37:30 ()
The Woolen Men  Drunkard's Dream   Options The Woolen Men  Woodsist    *   2:40:29 ()
Dry Bonnet  Do It Clean   Options Hey You 7"  Replay    *   2:44:52 ()
Keith Mansfield  Soul Thing   Options TV Sound and Television Image: British Television, Film and Library Composers 1956-80  Soul Jazz    *   2:48:48 ()
Station Manager Ken and The Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia  Heaven on Their Minds   Options Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia 2003  WFMU  now with 90% less surface noise!    2:51:44 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

I heard a band play this (Hocus Pocus) in a bar one time. I was kind of surprised that anyone would cover this tune.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:05am BadGuyZero:

They probably thought they were covering Gary Hoey.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:06am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

When I first heard this song when I was a teenager, I pretty much thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever heard.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:08am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I only really know this one (a good one) by Focus - but another FMU DJ played another one recently - & it was good too...
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:11am Cory:

Gary U.S. Bonds played Joseph?
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:11am Tome:

Hi Therese ! Hi Kiddles ! great start to show too !
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:13am Uncle Michael:

Post-Palm Sunday theme?
  Mon. 3/25/13 12:14am P-90:

@RR: I think I heard that too, an FMU DJ played something cool, said it was Focus, and I realized that I didn't know any Focus except HP.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:14am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Over @ 'More Than a Few Excting Moments' idea came up of making next Marathon Finale 'Jesus Christ Superstar' - & my brain got going by itself casting from FMU DJ roster
- but on Jason Elbogen's show he said it's already been done too well by some High School he informs of on his profile page thru facebook...
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:16am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'Have you forgotten HOW PUT DOWN WE ARE - !'...I still like JCSuperstar!...
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:18am BadGuyZero:

Is this on a wax cylinder?
  Mon. 3/25/13 12:18am P-90:

Deep Purple was the core "rock band" section on the original recording of JCS. The orchestral stuff was particularly well combined with the electric instruments, a rare thing.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:19am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Ah: Sounds like that was where that idea came from there...
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:20am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah - Ian Gillan (sp?) was JC? Ben Vereen as Judas - just in film?
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:20am Tome:

Jefferey Hunter still the best Jesus -- maybe because when I was a kid ,,.,.,,
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:20am Uncle Michael:

I a situation like that, I'd cover "The Thirty-Nine Blows."
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:21am BadGuyZero:

My "ability to get on a plane" skill.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:21am Uncle Michael:

@Rev: Ted Neely and Carl Anderson in the film.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:22am Uncle Michael:

Shugg is touring!
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:22am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wm. Berger as Judas or Caiphus? Irwin as Pilate? DaveSpazz as SimonZealot? Or not? It's a fun game...
  Mon. 3/25/13 12:22am P-90:

Ian Gillan was JC, Murray "One Night in Bangkok" Head was Judas. They actually rushed the film into production and had the movie cast sing over the original album music tracks.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:24am Uncle Michael:

P-90. that's the original rock opera. I'm talking about the film. Ted Neely was JC on film.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:25am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Right - there were theatre Cast albums & Movie albums? A typical thing?...
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:25am Uncle Michael:

he original project was neither stage or screen...it was studio.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:27am BadGuyZero:

The Shuggie show in Chicago I was hoping to attend [a Wednesday show] is sold out. He's also playing the night before but I don't think I'll be able to make that one. BLERG!
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:27am Uncle Michael:

I'd love to see him play out.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:28am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ah.
...Another scary example of turning into That Old Guy trying to remember stuff from - 40 YEARS AGO.
  Mon. 3/25/13 12:30am P-90:

@RR: Yes, there's usually an "original cast" recording of the first stage production. In a very innovative move, A. LLoyd Webber put together a studio album of the show before it was ever staged. The album was a hit and overcame the resistance at the time to the "controversial" subject (and title!), which made it possible to do the Broadway production.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:33am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Another thing I like - the War of the Worlds rock opera ('78?)...
  Mon. 3/25/13 12:35am P-90:

@RR: Wikipedia says '76.
  Mon. 3/25/13 12:37am P-90:

Correction: 1978! I was in high school, my friends and I loved the record, it was pretty "proggy."
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:38am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'76: Thanx - ! (Hence the question mark...)
- That one I didn't know about then - only more recently...
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:44am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mojo Mag had an article on it - it was like the guy's life passion. Proggy & Dramatic maybe - but done w/ some intelligence & class. Narrated by Richard Burton - great!
- & featured John Lodge of Moodys, Phil Lynott, David Essex...H.G. Wells w/ that is the original Alien Invasion story all others devolve from - replete w/ BritEmpire metaphors that are still quite serviceable...Speilberg got it wrong - keep it Victorian & let the Metaphors speak for themselves! George Pal ok in 50's...
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:48am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I played it in Thrift Store I work @ for Halloween a lot - & what w/ 9/11 & terrorism & contempo. natural disasters - H.G. Well's imagery ('the rout of Civilization', &tc.) still works pretty well...Flaming Lips are sortof doing Rock Operas - Mars Volta doing Concept Albums?...
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wow - how many tracks like this does Mary Wells have? Why oh why must we only hear three tracks by anyone???...Yes - I know: They're called 'hits'...
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:51am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I first heard Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War of the Worlds on the Evan "Funk" Davies show about two years ago and still have a great appreciation for it. So over-the-top with the prog, theatrics, guitar wanking, and even a little discoishness in some of the beats.
  Mon. 3/25/13 12:51am P-90:

George Pal's version was brilliant, one of the top 5 Hollywood Science fiction films of the 50's. But with that exception (and Orson's) I agree that the Victorian setting is key. There's supposed to be a film version of Jeff Wayne's most recent touring production of WOTW, with added live in-theater special effects, opening in April.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:53am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Wikipedia mentions a new recording, this time with Liam Neeson narrating, planned for last year.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 12:55am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Great Tracks - !
...Listening - but give y'all a break & sleep now. Thanx for company!
  Mon. 3/25/13 12:56am P-90:

@Pete: your description is perfect: proggy, guitar-wanking, AND a hint of Disco. Kinda like "Another Brick in the Wall", come to think of it...
Or "Shakedown Street" by you-know-who.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:02am KP:

Hey Therese. sorry im late. Went to Emmy Lou/Richard Thompson. Those double bills go on forever.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:12am KP:

Revolution Rabbit, just saw you post about War of Worlds and Evan. I heard that show one night as i was going home on train. Whole thing. Freaking fantastic and moving along the tracks seem to sharpen experience.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:14am KP:

Oops. Sorry, it's Pete who mentions Evan.
  Mon. 3/25/13 1:15am P-90:

Did Evan play the whole thing, like for Halloween or something?
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:23am KP:

I dont think it was Halloween. It was a Prog Rock thing and really wild. He played the whole thing/
  Mon. 3/25/13 1:25am P-90:

Gotta find that in his archives.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:28am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

It was in December of 2010. It's one of the favorites in my profile. I don't know if he played it all, but he played a lot.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:29am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Here it is:

www.wfmu.org...
  Mon. 3/25/13 1:38am P-90:

Cool! Thanks!
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:40am KP:

i def contacted him right after the show. Prob email,my name is not are board. I see Danne D, Joe B there.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:42am KP:

i think i started iphone posting in 2011. i was def. on train. Im usually out later, no idea why so early that night.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:43am Hoboken Jack:

The mother and child reunion is only a segue away.
  Mon. 3/25/13 1:43am Rod:

This set has been great Ms. Therese. Fun fact: My college radio show way back when was called "Things Behind the Sun"
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:44am KP:

Therese, a Kathy Fennessey on FB & twitter, who is a Seattle rock and movie critic, posted a song by Nick Drake's mother. Her album is being rereleased. It's heartbreaking because she sounds like him.
  Mon. 3/25/13 1:45am Steve-O:

Hi Therese! Sad to say I missed the opening of your show and that I'll have to go to bed soon, but I hope to catch the archive tomorrow so I can listen in....sounds like everyone's been having fun today. =)
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:46am KP:

Until I mentioned Nick Drake's mother.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:51am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Wow, I thought the Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs collaboration was odd, but Tim Robbins too, now?
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:53am KP:

No Susan Saradon?
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:54am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

It's too bad they didn't do "I Want To Live" or "Drugs Stink."
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:57am Hoboken Jack:

Not to be a Jack Frost, but we're still looking at 2-3 in. of snow starting at 6 a.m.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:58am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I would love to continue to spin special threads of silver and gold, but it is bedtime. Switching back to NJ tomorrow. Be sure to wave.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 1:58am KP:

Therese, my wife was in Girl Guides in England. as featured in "A Quick One While He's Away."
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:03am KP:

Great Scot!
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:13am KP:

Nice Son Volt. I was thinking of them after Emmy Lou.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:15am Hoboken Jack:

Hooray for Dump!
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:16am KP:

Dump? wow THey sound great.
  Mon. 3/25/13 2:18am P-90:

Dump do sound great.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:23am KP:

Where are they from?
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:24am Therese:

KP- It's James McNew from Yo La Tengo
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:26am Peteski:

checking in, that Föllakzoid track - pretty great
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:28am Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

Speaking of James McNew, for those that have not seen it The Parking Lot Movie is a pretty pleasurable documentary on the lives of parking lot attendants at a lot in Charlottesville, Virginia (including one James McNew.)
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:29am Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

This Major Stars release is an interestingly uncharacteristic one for Important. I'm loving the song.
  Mon. 3/25/13 2:30am KP:

Oh. Thanks. Maybe Major Stars then.
  Mon. 3/25/13 2:32am KP:

Super Tomorrow's Parties .
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:35am Therese:

I think the Major Stars are from Boston?
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:39am KP:

Yes. FMU is big part of their wiki entry. On April 28, 2007, Major Stars was the first concert of New York City's WFMU Free Music Series.[3] Previously, on May 9, 2006, Major Stars had performed live in the WFMU studio.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:40am Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

What I would like to know is how many more "reality" shows set in Boston I'm going to have to avoid during the upcoming yeahhhhhh?
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:40am KP:

You're really rockin on bandstand. great stuff.
  Mon. 3/25/13 2:45am pp:

The men song sounds like the replacements song, left of the dial
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:46am Hoboken Jack:

The Woolen Men seem to be going for a Flying Nun demo sound and by god, it's working!
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:47am KP:

I heard the Men on the Collector's Choice background music thing they have on cable. Could not believe it.
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:57am KP:

Do you have Union City from 2013 edition. That was my favorite/
Avatar Mon. 3/25/13 2:58am KP:

Union City Blue ... very great.
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