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Options April 7, 2013: Na Na, Na Na Na. Na.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Luli  Ballero   Options Nicola Conte Presents Viagem 4  Far Out  2012  CD      0:00:00 ()
Tamba 4  Slick   Options Bossa Jazz: The Birth of Hard Bossa, Samba Jazz and the Evolution of Brazillian Fusion 1962 - 73  Soul Jazz  2011  CD      0:04:39 ()
M.P.B. 4  Samba Lamento   Options Máximo da Bossa  Elenco  1967  LP  From 1966    0:07:42 ()
Os Canibais  Lindo Sonho   Options Os Canabais  Mr Bongo  2012  CD  From 1967    0:10:55 ()
Salvador Trio  Sonho de Carnaval   Options Salvador Trio  Mr Bongo  2012  CD  From 1966    0:13:24 ()
Vinicius de Moraes with Quarteto em Cy  Broto Maroto   Options Máximo da Bossa  Elenco  1967  LP      0:16:16 ()
Marcos Valle  Esperando o Messias   Options Marcos Valle  Light in the Attic  2012  CD  From 1970    0:18:27 ()
Os Novos Baianos  Só se não for Brasileiro Nessa Hora   Options Novos Baianos F.C.  Warner Archives  2009  CD  From 1973    0:20:46 ()
Maria Bethania  Volta por Cima   Options Drama  Philips  1972  LP      0:24:08 ()
Caetano Veloso  Alfômega   Options Caetano Veloso  Polygram  1998  CD  From 1969    0:27:07 ()
Fania All Stars  Smoke   Options Latin Disco: Dancefloor Grooves with a Latin Touch  Fania  2012  CD  From 1975    0:40:16 ()
Pete Rodriguez and Louie Ramirez  Evil Ways   Options El Barrio: Sounds from the Spanish Harlem Streets  Fania  2012  CD  From 1969    0:44:05 ()
Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc.  Baila Chibiquiban   Options Ritual  Mr Bongo  2013  CD  From 1971  *   0:47:19 ()
Gerald Wilson  Mambo Mexicana   Options Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro Latin Accented Rhythm and Blues 1949-1960  Jazzman  2012  CD  From 1954    0:50:23 ()
Roy Porter Sound Machine  Drums for Daryl   Options The Story of Roy Porter Sound Machine 1971-1975  Tramp  2012  CD      0:56:10 ()
Deadline  Makossa Rock   Options Change the Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1979-1987  Strut  2013  CD  From 1985  *   1:02:57 ()
Mathematiques Modernes  Disco Rough   Options Les Visiteurs du Soir  Medical  2013  LP  From 1981  *   1:13:51 ()
Wire  Re-invent Your Second Wheel   Options Change Becomes Us  Pink Flag  2013  CD    *   1:18:32 ()
Wire  Stealth of a Stork   Options Change Becomes Us  Pink Flag  2013  CD    *   1:22:16 ()
Single File: a bunch of 45s all in a row
Bar-Kays  Soul Finger   Options   Volt  1967  45      1:36:15 ()
Miami Featuring Robert Moore  Party Freaks   Options   Drive  1974  45      1:38:13 ()
Ike Turner  River Deep, Mountain High   Options   United Artists  1971  45      1:41:25 ()
Joey Powers Flower  Land of the Midnight Sun   Options   RCA  1970  45      1:44:44 ()
Ruth Wallis  The Dinghy Song   Options   DeLuxe  1952  45      1:47:13 ()
Sugarloaf/Jerry Corbetta  Texas Two-Lane   Options   Claridge  1974  45      1:49:53 ()
Charlie Ainley  Walk a Mile   Options   Nemperor  1978  45      1:54:02 ()
Al Green  Funny How Time Slips Away   Options   London  1973  45      1:57:23 ()
XTC  When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty   Options Drums and Wires  Geffen  1991  CD  From 1979    2:12:50 ()
Chris Stamey  You n Me n XTC   Options Lovesick Blues  Yep Roc  2013  CD    *   2:15:37 ()
Dump  Ode to Shaggs' Own Thing   Options Superpowerless  Morr Music  2013  CD  From 1993  *   2:20:10 ()
Ducktails  International Date Line   Options The Flower Lane  Domino  2013  CD    *   2:22:44 ()
Wax Idols  When It Happens   Options Discipline + Desire  Slumberland  2013  CD    *   2:24:40 ()
Deux  Dance with Me   Options Decadence  Minimal Wave  2013  MP3  From 1982 or so    2:28:18 ()
Lloyd Cole and Hans-Joachim Roedelius  Virginie L   Options Selected Studies Vol. 1  Bureau B  2013  CD    *   2:32:22 ()
William Tyler  The World Set Free   Options Impossible Truth  Merge  2013  CD    *   2:37:16 ()
Peter Walker  Tune on Karen Dalton's Guitar   Options   No Label  2008  MP3  live on Irene Trudel's show, 6/9/08; download for free here    2:47:16 ()
Philamore Lincoln  Early Sherwood   Options The North Wind Blew South  Epic  1970  LP      2:51:05 ()

Listener comments!

     Sun. 4/7/13 12:08am 12539:

(where are all the chatty people?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 12:10am Minnesota Jeff:

Chat chat chat chat, chat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 12:11am fleep:

Blame it on the Bossa Nova
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:24am KP:

Fleep, that's a double-edge sword you're swinging there.
     Sun. 4/7/13 12:30am 12539:

Hey, this guy's covering Bryce.
  Sun. 4/7/13 12:30am coelacanth:

I'm not chatty. But,hi.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:31am Joe McG:

@12539: :)!
  Sun. 4/7/13 12:32am Fernando M Pacheco:

This track by Maria Bethania is amazing.
Avatar Sun. 4/7/13 12:33am Droll:

12539, This guy doesn't compare to Bryce. Let's see him play drums to Carey's Problem.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:34am Joe McG:

Or "We're an American Band."
     Sun. 4/7/13 12:42am 12539:

Avatar Sun. 4/7/13 12:42am Droll:

I love Quarterflash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 12:42am Minnesota Jeff:

How about just some 'Flash'?
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:43am Joe McG:

@MJ: Do you mean that Jeff Beck album or the Queen soundtrack?
  Sun. 4/7/13 12:43am Kathy:

MacArthur Park by Sammy Davis Jr. will bring a tear to the eye.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:44am Joe McG:

@Droll: Where is Rindy Ross now?
Avatar Sun. 4/7/13 12:44am Droll:

MJ, FCC safe-haven applies, but decency dictates something between quarter- and full-flash. Half-flash? Jumping Jack?
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:45am Joe McG:

I pretty much like all the artists I mentioned except Morbid Angel, BTW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 12:45am Minnesota Jeff:

Joe, I mean the Peter Banks (yes guitarist) band 'Flash'.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:46am Joe McG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 12:46am fleep:

Smoke is smokin!
  Sun. 4/7/13 12:47am coelacanth:

Besides all those people you just named,and this,what the hell else is there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 12:47am Minnesota Jeff:

Joe, what? You scared?
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:48am Joe McG:

Avatar Sun. 4/7/13 12:49am Droll:

Grandmaster Flash?
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:50am Joe McG:

How about Flash in the Pan?
  Sun. 4/7/13 12:51am coelacanth:

How bout Flash Bazbo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 12:51am Julie:

Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:52am Joe McG:

@coel: Flash Bazbo rules.
  Sun. 4/7/13 12:53am coelacanth:

Avatar Sun. 4/7/13 12:55am Droll:

JMcG, I think Quarterflash was a flash in the pan... Still, I really do love their sound. They were one of the last guitar powered bands before synthesizers and drum machines became the favored style. They were like XTC on quaaludes with saxophone solos.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:56am Joe McG:

@Julie: What does the Web site say about Rindy? Is she still making music? (True Story: I almost bought their record today for 50 cents and then didn't. Bad Joe.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 12:58am Minnesota Jeff:

Joe, you got any Loudness laying around?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 12:58am Julie:

@Joe I think Marv & Rindy never stopped, they just had different projects. They put out a "quarterflash" album 5 years ago but it sounds nothing like the 80s version. I have the three 80s albums, and saw them open for someone back then... I can't even remember who.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 12:59am Joe McG:

@MJ: Ha ha ha!
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:00am Joe McG:

@Julie: They made THREE albums?
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:03am Joe McG:

The one I almost bought was called "No Quarter," I think. Or am I making that up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:03am Minnesota Jeff:

Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:03am Joe McG:

I'm going to write another comment now.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:04am Joe McG:

Here's another one.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:04am Joe McG:

I have to admit, Jeff, I don't know anything about Loudness. Were you not kidding?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:06am Julie:

Oh, it was four. but no, they didn't put out an album of Zeppelin covers called No Quarter, sorry Joe.
Avatar Sun. 4/7/13 1:07am Tome:

hiYa Joe , Hi Kiddles, great tunes and Spring here now yeaaahhh !
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:08am KP:

Now Flash was group Peter Banks started after leaving Yes. They sounded exactly like Yes minus keys. I saw them for reason.
  Sun. 4/7/13 1:08am johnk77:

Quarterflash was first non-superstar act signed to Geffen
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:09am Minnesota Jeff:

I would love to hear some Loudness! But I guess I wasn't actually expecting you to play any. Loudness is the only Japanese band to play Madison Square Garden.
Avatar Sun. 4/7/13 1:10am Droll:

MJ, Didn't E.Z.O. get to play there opening for KISS?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:11am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Does anybody remember when Kenny G did about a half hour of a loop of promotional music for the movie "Giant" starring Liz Taylor and Rock Hudson? This Roy Porter drumming this prolonged reminds me very much of that.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:12am Joe McG:

Hey, Tome! @MJ: I think Loudness are still together actually. There was an article about them in Chopsticks. At least I think it was them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:13am Minnesota Jeff:

Droll, all I know is that Loudness was the first. They were opening for Mötley Crüe.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:14am Joe McG:

Hey, Pete--I don't remember that one, but I'm sure Kenny did it and that it was amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:17am fleep:

I remember traffic reports. One after another.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:17am Joe McG:

The slow episode of "Friends."
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:18am KP:

Joe I have an official complaint. Just moved to city but still can't get Fmu over air. Can you take care of this? Thanks.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:19am Joe McG:

@KP: Sure, no problem! Give me a couple of minutes and I'll fix that up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:20am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Well, it is now parked in my favorite tracks list, if anyone is interested in listening after this show.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:22am KP:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:22am Minnesota Jeff:

Hey, so this "new" wire album is actually songs from the 80's that were never used or never recorded and just recorded now? Or something?
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:23am Joe McG:

Izzat so? Leftover kidney bingos, eh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:24am Minnesota Jeff:

It was supposed to be the followup to 154, but never came out. Or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:38am Minnesota Jeff:

Can't wait to hear all these Loudness 45s!
Avatar Sun. 4/7/13 1:39am Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Poor Blumin will be home in 3 hours
     Sun. 4/7/13 1:39am 12539:

Daniel, I saw Wire at the Cat Club back then, but I don't know if it was the Ideal Copy or the Bell Is A Cup Tour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 1:42am fleep:

Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:43am Joe McG:

Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:46am Joe McG:

Ike Turner's Guide to Not Learning the Lyrics.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 1:47am KP:

I saw maybe XTC's first US show. It was at CBGBs. Packed, celebs. They never really got going until they did a cover of Dot Dash. It was amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 4/7/13 2:15am Brian in UK:

Mornin' Joe. Nice things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 2:15am Julie:

Surface Noise, the home game
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 2:17am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian! Many nice things. Is it a nice day in the UK today?
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 2:17am Joe McG:

That's a 2-point question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 4/7/13 2:19am Brian in UK:

Beautiful clear blue skies. Sunshine abounds.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 2:20am Joe McG:

Ah, down by Avalon, down by Avalon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 4/7/13 2:20am Brian in UK:

Did notr realise until I listened to FMU how popular XTC were in the US. At least with a certain audience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 4/7/13 2:22am Brian in UK:

Avalon, that's Glastonbury in 10 weeks.
Bluddy Stones in the Park. Did you see the price of tickets? I saw them for free in '69. Well, when I say saw them there was estimated half a million there.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 2:23am Joe McG:

No, what are they asking?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 4/7/13 2:26am Brian in UK:

£95 just to get and sniff the air up to £1000 to kiss Mick's arse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 4/7/13 2:28am Brian in UK:

I am amazed how these tickets sold out in ten minutes.
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 2:28am Joe McG:

Ha ha! I'm sure it's worth it.
Avatar Sun. 4/7/13 2:40am tomB:

No Commotion locomotion from Lloyd Cole?
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 2:41am Joe McG:

I think they may have reunited a few years ago and played some shows, but maybe I'm making that up. They didn't do it over here, I know that for sure!
Avatar    Sun. 4/7/13 2:55am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everyone! Remember to tune in next week for Jeff who will be filling in for me! Have a great couple of weeks!
     Sun. 4/7/13 2:55am 12539:

Thanks, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 4/7/13 2:58am Brian in UK:

Adios amigos
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/7/13 2:59am fleep:

Thanks for the fine freeform, Joe.
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