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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
rubinoos  i wanna be your boyfriend   Options 7"  beserkley  efd pick  0:00:00 ()
snips  nine o'clock   Options 7"  emi uk  efd pick  0:02:58 ()
prism  hello   Options see forever eyes  ariola  clay pigeon pick  0:05:28 ()
the three o'clock  her head's revolving   Options arrive without traveling  irs  clay's pick  0:08:11 ()
d.l. byron  listen to the heartbeat   Options this day and age  arista  efd pick  0:19:18 ()
the real kids  all kindsa girls   Options s/t  red star  efd pick  0:19:32 ()
off broadway  automatic   Options s/t  atlantic  clay pick  0:23:06 ()
locust  hold on to america   Options 7"  magic  clay pick  0:26:46 ()
the beckies  midnight and you   Options midnight and you  sire  efd pick  0:38:03 ()
the fast  kids just wanna dance   Options 7"  ram  efd pick  0:40:58 ()
the cowsills  paperback writer   Options in concert  mgm  clay pick  0:44:28 ()
the archies  suddenly susan   Options sunshine  kirshner  clay pick  0:48:12 ()
20/20  yellow pills   Options s/t  portrait  clay pick  0:56:56 ()
richrags  jeffrey where are you now   Options 7"  the original  clay pick  1:02:16 ()
shoes  tomorrow night   Options 7"  bomp  efd pick  1:04:39 ()
undertones  get over you   Options 7"  sire  efd pick  1:07:56 ()
kasenetz-katz singing orchestral circus  quick joey small   Options 7"  buddah  clay pick  1:17:11 ()
crabby appleton  go back   Options s/t  elektra  clay pick  1:19:14 ()
big star  september gurls   Options radio city  ardent  efd pick  1:22:13 ()
bram tchaikovsky  girl of my dreams   Options 7"  radar  efd pick  1:25:06 ()
cheap trick  on top of the world   Options heaven tonight  epic  clay pick  1:36:13 ()
pilot  love is   Options second flight  emi uk  clay pick  1:39:52 ()
dwight twilley band  looking for the magic   Options twilley don't mind  arista  efd pick  1:43:06 ()
fingerprintz  dancing with myself   Options 7"  virgin uk  efd pick  1:46:12 ()
rosetta stone  (if paradise) is half as nice   Options 7"  private stock  clay pick  1:57:08 ()
the rollers  hello and welcome home   Options elevator  arista  clay pick  2:00:11 ()
shivvers  teen line   Options til the word gets out  hyped2death  efd pick  2:04:26 ()
the plimsouls  a million miles away   Options s/t  geffen  efd pick  2:08:04 ()
motley crue  looks that kill   Options shout at the devil  elektra  clay pick  2:18:20 ()
paul revere & the raiders  hungry   Options greatest hits  columbia  clay pick  2:22:16 ()
nervus rex  don't look   Options 7"  cleverly named record co.  efd pick  2:25:09 ()
the db's  black and white   Options 7"  car  efd pick  2:29:01 ()
the buoys  timothy   Options 7"  scepter  clay pick  2:35:56 ()
the babys  isn't it time   Options s/t  chrysalis  clay pick  2:38:45 ()
the records  starry eyes   Options 7"  virgin  efd pick  2:42:45 ()
pastiche  flash of the moment   Options 7"  euphoria  efd pick  2:46:37 ()
britny fox  long way to love   Options   columbia  clay pick  2:52:33 ()
the stoat  office girl   Options 7"  city  efd pick  2:55:28 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:03pm sFrances from VA:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:03pm sFrances from VA:

Let's see...who plays The Records? Nick Gilder?
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:03pm john:

Hey Evan! OK, any show that starts with the Rubinoos makes the day worth fighting through.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:03pm chris_in_space:

ah yeah! been waiting for this show all day, and let me tell you, it was a long, boring day. Let's bring it boys!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:03pm Kat in Chicago:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:04pm Chris in TX via RI:

Throwdown time!
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:04pm P:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:05pm fleep:

Have we driven the cat out of the room already? Yes we have! Bring it!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:05pm G:

Have you dried him off yet? :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:05pm chris_in_space:

I love that we can tell who's pick it is in the playlist. Nice touch!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:06pm cklequ:

Is this the show in which Clay Pigeon starts a power pop fistfight?
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:06pm ScottC:

Oh yea! it's the "Great Power Pop-Off"
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:06pm BDR:

Januaries' *All Systems a Go Go." I credit whichever of you who plays it with thinking of it himself!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:06pm G:

My stupid Windoze likes to bug me over and over to install updates on Wednesday. Had to reboot between 8:53 and 9:03 to get it to shut up for this...
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:07pm ScottC:

my teeth are aching already...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I been tryin' to get on this Page
- but all I get is a PowerPop-Up!
...Oh wait!: That's good - !...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:07pm G:

prog-lite pop synth flourishes from the claymeister general
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:08pm sFrances from VA:

Drinking Blueberry Beer, the natural power pop choice of brews....
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:09pm G:

even that little stutter step to get that non-4/4 prog thing in there
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:09pm texas scott:

hello.evan F davies
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:09pm sFrances from VA:

Looking forward to some Sweeney Todd as well...
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:09pm ScottC:

listening to this music you must drink either Southern Comfort or Brass Monkey and then throw up going down the stadium ramp...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:10pm G:

geddy lee wanna bee :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:10pm Caryn:

@G: same here. Told it to reboot in 4 hours, but we'll see.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:10pm chris_in_space:

ScottC, which stadium? I'm thinking the Meadowlands.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:11pm G:

yeah, just got that off the table, caryn :)
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:11pm john:

And don't forget, The Three O'Clock on Conan tonight, so set those DVRs and watch it at midnight! Video from their first reunion show over the weekend was awesome!
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:11pm ScottC:

Alameda Co Coliseum Baby! DAY ON THE GREEN!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:11pm Droll:

CP does seem to have an encyclopedic knowledge of rock music, sorted by male voice range from high to low.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:12pm chris_in_space:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:12pm AZ:

If you guys make it through three hours of this and fail to include Game Theory and/or The Loud Family, you will feel my righteous wrath. I'm just saying.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Elements of Power Pop - ??:

- Early Who
- Beatles up to & crowned by Revolver
- (More energetic) Early Kinks (but embracing wit of it all)
- the more Rockin' bubblegum...
- ??...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:13pm glenn:

hate prism, don't absolutely hate the three o'clock.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:13pm fleep:

End of first round, mark your score cards
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:14pm chris_in_space:

I give the edge to Clay in Round One, mostly for that light-prog synth line. Remember that this is a marathon though, and not a sprint.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- High Rockin' Energy w/ Melody & Pop Smarts - ??
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:14pm G:

slammin the fab when he aint there to fight back lmao
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:14pm common:

ah yes. so good with clay and fabio! This will be good.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:15pm sFrances from VA:

so far, EFD has more of my stars...but Clay's been my fave dj for years...so I have faith!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:15pm Holly in NC:

I'm not yet listening, so totally unfair (sorry efd) but must award an early point to Clay for the Three o'Clock.

Wait.... @John, really? I had no idea! No TV, will have to catch via youtube next week.

@AZ - Agreed. Agreed +10000

Will now hush 'til home ~ 1 hour, cross fingers intenet's working
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:15pm Caryn:

The first round was kinda a tie. Rubinoos & TTC were good, Snips and Prism less so.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:15pm cklequ:

As much as i love Clay, I'm giving EFD points for that round, but i've been doing bong-hits through Southern Comfort... so what the hell do i know?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:16pm steve:

does anyone remember Jon Wurster's amazing list of fake power pop bands? pure genius, that
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:16pm ScottC:

DBs gotta get the DBs in there
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:16pm john:

Rubinoos started as high school friends from Berkeley. @Holly, yes--and look for youtube video from the Glass House this past weekend.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:16pm AZ:

I give Clay props for the Prism track. Some lateral thinking there.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:17pm BDR:

Christ, one of you is a year older, one a year younger, than me. Old fuckers, all of us.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:17pm AZ:

@Steve "The Bill Bixbys" was my favorite.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:18pm G:

wow, AZ's efd-appropriate in sound icon!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:18pm steve:

nice AZ! i think my fav was "Denny Leonard and the Lemons"
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:18pm KP:

Revolution Rabbitt, there's no Substitute for early Who and early Kinks!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:18pm Stevel:

Tuning in. Missed the first set.

I love Clay as much as I love efd. This will be a difficult evening. Of course, I heartily encourage this sort of combat.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Show me this fake list! : )
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:19pm AZ:

@G Thank you for noticing.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:20pm AZ:

This DL Byron track is problematic. Knack-esque tune defeated by Elvis-impersonator vocal.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:20pm steve:

RevRabbit - it was on the Best Show. not sure if its written down anywhere.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:21pm Stevel:

If either of you have any Spooner (Butch Vig, band now mostly known as Garbage) I'll be impressed. It would count for points.
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:21pm john:

As if "Knack-esque" weren't defeatist enough.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- real kids 1st to really kick it for me so far...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:23pm efd:

hey everybody! Stevel I listened to my Spooner album last night, but decided to leave it at home.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:23pm Chris in TX via RI:

Wasn't that last night's episode Steve? I was listening to it at work this morning and I know he was listing a bunch of "bands" that appeared on "Shouterday Night Live."
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:23pm AZ:

@RevRabbit The fake power pop list is from the May 22, 2007 Best Show.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:23pm efd:

gonna be tough to comment, but great to see all the excitement for the show We're already having a blast, hope you are too!
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:23pm tonyb:

"best show" from 5/22/07 (i think)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:23pm Matt F:

I have no problem with this selection.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:24pm sFrances from VA:

re: Wurster:
Power Pop Pop-Pop (originally aired May 22, 2007)
So hit the Best Show or Best Show Gems archives!
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:25pm sweet cheri:

hey evan i know you could beat clay, cause you're the greatest!! i bet my life on you. hi there kp & caryn..
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:25pm steve:

Chris in TX - i believe the bands named on yesterdays show were from many different previous Best Shows. lets not forget Mick Nick Pick Mick Nick
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Thx!
...Hours to go!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:26pm G:

clay plays automatic for the people!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:26pm AZ:

Off Broadway: this is AOR, not power pop.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:26pm G:

let the genre debates begin! :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:26pm KP:

how do you "like" comments on this thing?
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:27pm Ganyoon:

sizzlin' solo!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:27pm Stevel:

AZ: Guitar texture says otherwise.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:27pm fleep:

Some beats have a sluggishness to them, that makes them kind of heavy sounding instead of head bobbable.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:27pm cklequ:

On a side note, come check out my band "Knack-esque and the Vocal Elvis Impersonators". Playing someplace, tomorrow. Or maybe the next day.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:28pm Matt from Springfield:

EFD and Clay...GO!!

Great going Clay, didn't realize this Off Broadway was your pick!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:28pm AZ:

@Stevel If this is power pop, so is Foreigner.
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:28pm Ralphine:

I never heard of Off Broadway, but Soundhound was able to identify that song.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:28pm sFrances from VA:

i was wondering where you were, Matt
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:28pm Alex von Edgewater:

I don't know where PP begins are ends. Guess I'll learn something tonight...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:29pm fleep:

Okay, back on track now.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:29pm Cheri Pi:

EFD! what a suprise.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:29pm sFrances from VA:

Wow, I really hope Hope On To America is part of Clay sings the Classics for this year's marathon schwag....!
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:29pm sweet cheri:

evan i believe in you!!!
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:30pm Ralphine:

Neither Soundhound nor Shazam got the Locust track.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:30pm Stevel:

AZ: OK, it swerves over one or two genre borders, but its got a nice pop edge.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:31pm Matt from Springfield:

@Frances: Oh I wouldn't miss a battle episode! :)
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:31pm sweet cheri:

hiya cheri pi.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:31pm Cheri Pi:

Hello Sweet Cheri!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:32pm Droll:

Clay does such a wonderful job of grouping the songs by guitar tones. Past two both rely on the crisp tone which would be at home on a League of Gentlemen album.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:32pm Fredericks:

Where am I supposed to grab ahold of America?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:32pm Cheri Pi:

Agreed Droll!
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:32pm Chop Scott:

Killer show Gents! Cheers...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:32pm kham:

Wow that's a whole lot different then the Locust band I know.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:32pm fleep:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:33pm sFrances from VA:

(some how I must bribe Clay for the best of Iowa bands for my Iowan husband)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:33pm cklequ:

Iowa, Fredericks.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:33pm Matt from Springfield:

@Fredericks: You're already holding on to America--don't LET GO!!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...For some of us - it would be the perfect blend of Early Who & Beatles - like you'd dream about but forget on waking

- but
~ Power+Pop
~ in the Best Way
- is probably the more accessible answer...
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:33pm 12539:

Have I missed anything?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:34pm Matt from Springfield:

@Frances: Are you quite sure??--Clay might include Slipknot on that list! ;)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:34pm Caryn:

Ooh, that set was narrowly won by Clay. While first set, nearly a tie, was slightly pipped by efd. So even for now.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:34pm Kat in Chicago:

@kham indeed
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:34pm Alex d'Edgewater:

unnatural axe
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:35pm Fredericks:

Got it! I'm clinging. But, I it feels like it's sinking.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:36pm Fredericks:

Not the HEEP!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:36pm sFrances from VA:

@Matt: I trust Clay's discretion & judgement in re: Iowa bands!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:36pm AZ:

How is it possible that EFD--of all people!--did not know who David Byron was?
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:37pm dale:

nice treat. clay in the evening, drink in hand...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:37pm Snortley:

Boston, eh? How about Robin Lane and the Chartbusters?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:37pm G:

wow, i share a cigarette out of the room and i have a pile of reading to catch up on :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Solid Blocks!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:38pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Forced into a corner I'd go with "Forget about You" by The Motors or anything by Myracle Brah. Yippee!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:38pm Ike:

In the first set, when I wasn't looking at the playlist and couldn't see who picked what, EFD blew away Clay IMO. Special extra demerits for the wildly overplayed "Hello." IDK, maybe I just don't agree with Clay on anything besides Information Society.
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:39pm sweet cheri:

evan, you could still win, i really have faith in you
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:39pm Ono:

Time to frack open a Zima
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Left Banke overtones, or undertones, would be most welcome.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:39pm Cheri Pi:

I have this weird album that supposedly has Ozzy in it called the Magic lanterns...it looks like him but he's never admitted to it.
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:40pm Ralphine:

I didn't even have to finish typing Steven Tyler left banke before Google autocompleted it.
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:42pm dale:

i think the winner is the listener. (blargh)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:42pm kham:

Giving the beloved Numero Group a run for their money tonight, these two.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:42pm Stevel:

dale: We're all winners. All of the time.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:44pm KP:

Now this Fast borders on punk, which is great.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:44pm kham:

hmm. "dyance" rhymes well with "byands" but not so well with "France." Still this song is pretty awesome.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:44pm sFrances from VA:

we're the kids of america...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Punk-NewWave-PowerPop - not a million miles between them...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:45pm Barkevious Shabazz:

RIP Annette. Thank god we've still got Von Zipper.
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:46pm ScottC:

OK that "Kids Just Wanna Dance" just gave me a cavity.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:47pm sFrances from VA:

DeFranco: Heartbeat?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:48pm sFrances from VA:

ack, I meant DeFranco *Family*
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:48pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Stiv sang "Pyants" in "I need Lunch."
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:48pm sweet cheri:

shabazz,, i heard von zipper died long time ago..
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:49pm KP:

Clay out on limb w/ Cowsills but I like.
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:49pm dale:

how come they didn't use this for the brooke shields show?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:49pm Fredericks:

Re: Cowsills--I don't hear any power, yet.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:50pm KP:

You have point there.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:50pm AZ:

Clay keeps coloring outside the lines; this one really feels more bubblegummy than power-poppy.
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:50pm john:

Cowsills and Archies? Isn't it early to be pulling out the heavy artillery?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:50pm sFrances from VA:

@Barkevious Shabazz: You are a hero for referencing Stiv Bators
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:50pm KP:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...The Power/Pop Balance is the difficult thing! : )
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:51pm Cheri Pi:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:51pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Harvey Lembeck is alive and well. Show some goddam respect!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:51pm cklequ:

This is the 24 hours all Brooke Shields request hour.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:51pm Kat in Chicago:

"A deep cut from an Archies album."
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:52pm sweet cheri:

everybody let's hear it for evan!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:52pm Stevel:

I did not know The Archies 'went political'. My God, that's wonderful.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:52pm Caryn:

Hmm, very close. Beckies and Cowsills good, The Fast & Archies weak. A tie, because neither rose above the other.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:52pm Fredericks:

Archies have less power than the Archies.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:53pm steve:

haha. glad im not the only one who was startled by phrase
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:53pm KP:

Astute observations, Caryn.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:53pm sFrances from VA:

so far: 4 stars to EFD, 3 to Clay....
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:54pm Fredericks:

I meant Cowsills.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:54pm Stevel:

Caryn: I think The Fast gets extra snotty points. Very important to me.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:55pm Fredericks:

Fastway = Motorhead connection.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:56pm Loretta:

I believe he was from Yonkers,NY
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:57pm Stevel:

"Aerosmith: Were they better on drugs?" I love Clay Pigeon so much. I mean, was Westerberg better drunk or sober? He was different, that's for sure.
  Wed. 4/10/13 9:57pm dale:

don't you be knockin brooke - her furniture is much nicer than kathy ireland's
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:58pm Fredericks:

Want points from me? Try Big Star, Cheap Trick, dbs, The Chant, Guadalcanal Diary.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 9:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Bubblegum, Sunshine Pop, PopPsych...Freakbeat, Mod~MaximumR&B...
- PowerPop gets right down to the Rock/Pop question...
- One thing commonly aimed for is to Blend two kinds Music, hopefully for cross-over appeal. It's harder than people think to not mess up for one or the other if you do that!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:00pm Stevel:

The mis-que was worth the price of admission.

Play-by-play from Clay!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:00pm sFrances from VA:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:00pm Holly in NC:

Home soon so can actually listen/vote. That said & prior to, efd gets extra heart points for Real Kids
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:00pm tamara:

i listened to this song a million times in high school--haven't heard it since...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:01pm On the Yazoo:

20/20 = new wave

Hey all
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:01pm KP:

Caryn, i have to agree with Fredericks on the Fast. In fact it's best track so far.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:01pm Cheri Pi:

Clay, just break out the big Motley Crue guns, I'll support it.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:01pm Caryn:

Good job on both the mulligan play-by-play and on song choice. (Definitely better than track 3 would've been.)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:01pm sFrances from VA:

Fond memories of then-free form WHFS.fm in high school=20/20
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:01pm Ignore Function:

I first heard of The Fast from the book "Flying Saucers Rock and Roll" from Rocktober magazine. A really interesting story behind that band.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:01pm KP:

I like Yellow Pills.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Caryn can keep score
- I just wan'em to kick me on my butt!
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:02pm john:

Have to say I'm a little surprised how I'm scoring this one. We need Keith Hernandez doing color, "for those of you scoring at home..."
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:02pm Uncle Michael:

I'm all hopped up on yellow goofballs.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:02pm Cheri Pi:

Yes to yellow pills
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:02pm Fredericks:

KP, those things make me sleepy.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:02pm Ganyoon:

feeling the "everyone's feeling groovy"
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:03pm drewo:

Just tuned in! Looks like Clay is in the lead!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:03pm Stevel:

20/20 has a cool psychy edge. Reminding me of the Translator side of things.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:03pm tamara:

and damn i can still sing every word: "everybody's got tight pants on"
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:03pm KP:

More Cowsill!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:04pm Stevel:

Yellow Pills ending FTW! (for now)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:04pm Fredericks:

Evan's up 2-0. Clay's handicap is the only thing saving him.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:04pm Cheri Pi:

this is too new wave,
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:05pm sFrances from VA:

Richrags: Florida, represent! though I'd classify this more as new wave than power pop. oh stupid hair splitting...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:05pm Fredericks:

Richrags have power but, nary a pop.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:05pm Caryn:

Good set so far.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:05pm KP:

Fredricks, that's what i like.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:05pm G:

power punk...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:06pm Stevel:

KP: Its a fever.

Richrags are awesome. Never heard them before.

Cheri Pi: Never too New Wave! Bauhaus-y.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:06pm Matt from Springfield:

And the Shoes come off!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...efd's not like Obama @ the 1st debate is he?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:06pm Cheri Pi:

Roots of Dark-wave even
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:06pm Barkevious Shabazz:

When will the mighty Muffs show up?
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:07pm john:

How do you beat 20/20? Shoes.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:07pm dale:

i thought this was the bongos
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:07pm tamara:

yep the throwdown is cookin
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:08pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Tomorrow Night. Top shelf.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:08pm Stevel:

I am going to force this show on many people that I love. They will thank me later.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:08pm Cheri Pi:

God this tough: Shoes vs 20/20
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:09pm sFrances from VA:

20/20 wins over the Shoes every time for me...but that's just me....
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:09pm Ralphine:

Davies is CRUSHING Pigeon so far.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:09pm Stevel:

Shoes: What a great, moving chorus. Up there with the very best.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:09pm sFrances from VA:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:09pm Stevel:

Oh, well, this round is over.

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:09pm kham:

Is there some kind of system/theory for which "noun" bands but the word THE before their name and which don't?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:10pm Cheri Pi:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:10pm BadGuyZero:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:10pm Fredericks:

Somebody just got 2 points!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:10pm Stevel:

Playing the Undertones almost seems unfair. What an amazing band.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:10pm Alex d'Edgewater:

real kids, undertones... i'm down
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:10pm Mike East:

Hey guys! Glad to catch some of this friendly thrwdown
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:11pm tamara:

wow sing-a-long all night
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:11pm Barkevious Shabazz:

EFD goes nuclear with the Undertones.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:11pm sFrances from VA:

Stupid all the other girls....who wants to look like THEM?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:11pm Cheri Pi:

what BGZ said
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:11pm Ike:

CP, I have to admit 20/20 was an outstanding pick.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:12pm Ignore Function:

Is Power Pop Pop Pop going to weigh in on this contest?
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:12pm calzone!:

Just walked in the middle of the 4th inning. Score please?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:12pm Cheri Pi:

@Ike, it really lights up the stars doesn't it
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:12pm sweet cheri:

ralphine--always believe and have faith in evan!!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:12pm AZ:

EFD is throwing the fastballs now. Definitive win in that round.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:12pm BadGuyZero:

"Teenage Kicks" was John Peel's all-time favorite song.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:13pm Caryn:

Hmm, Clay took that round. More interesting song selection.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:13pm Fredericks:

I.F., request some Phill Niblock.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:14pm Matt from Springfield:

Richrags! Another "Tampa-St. Pete" band of the Pidge! :D
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:14pm Uncle Michael:

Everyone's a Winner, Baby.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Buddy Holly
- the Moses of Power Pop.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:14pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Oh, I forgot all about this. I am glad I still made it in the first half.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:14pm tamara:

no dissing the cowsills

and bomp!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:14pm Stevel:

Caryn: Reasonable perspective. efd's had the punch, dare I say, power.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:14pm Mike East:

I feel like Michael Shelley should be moderating
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:15pm sFrances from VA:

ok: last set: 1 star to each, so EFD is still in the lead on my scorecard...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Not a bad idea, Mike.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:15pm Stevel:

RRN63: Dead on.

Mike East: Ditto on Mr. Shelley. Then again, we could have a three-way showdown, ala Good/Bad/Ugly
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:16pm Alex d'Edgewater:

we need a venn diagram for all these genres
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:16pm Uncle Michael:

No Records yet? I'm astonished.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:16pm Fredericks:

Does Marshall Crenshaw qualify?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:16pm sFrances from VA:

Annette's Got the Hits (re: Redd Kross)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:16pm sFrances from VA:

& RIP Annette Funnicello
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:16pm Matt from Springfield:

RIP, Eddie Kurzeil.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:17pm calzone!:

Stop being so nice to Clay, EFD! This is a throwdown, not a tea party! Less Sandra D, more Bobby V!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:17pm Caryn:

@Stevel: if efd had picked different tracks, he might have pipped it, because he chose good bands. But the songs were meh. Clay's tracks were better this time.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:17pm Alex d'Edgewater:

redd kross plays chicago on saturday. second time in the past year
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:18pm glenn:

meat and potatoes bubblegum. flavourful.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:18pm KP:

This is awesome already.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:19pm Chris in TX via RI:

New, from Bazooka!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:19pm efd:

Uncle Michael, they're coming!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:19pm Alex d'Edgewater:

how many versions of this song are there?
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:19pm tamara:

ok now i'm about to dance
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:20pm Caryn:

Damn, net connection having issues again. Here's hoping it stays together for the whole throwdown!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Caryn is good @ paying attn. & keeping score
- but I think I'm more in line w/ efd's Punkier sensibilities?
- It's Wed. nite: Three Hours of Power Pop by experts should make me feel like it's a sunny Sat. afternoon, I had a good espresso, & the girl likes me...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:20pm Matt from Springfield:

More like "garage pop", though it's best not to play all the power pop in a row.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:20pm dale:

the opening sequence to this album is great. i met a couple of original 1910 fruitgum company guys and they told me they shot the cover in a new jersey junkyard
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:20pm KP:

This sounds like Geordie/
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:21pm sweet cheri:

never go against evan,,he will beat you!
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:22pm dale:

this crabby appleton is sweet - borders on psych
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:22pm john:

Oooh, playing the Michael Fennelly card.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or she doesn't like me - but the rest & the Music is That Good...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:22pm KP:

Crabby Appleton was a little overplayed in New York.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:22pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Whither Fastbacks?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:23pm Stevel:

Man! Put your headphones on for the Go Back solo guitar. This is an amazing song. I see where Clay is coming from.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Crabby Appleton, of course a Clay pick! :)
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:23pm eddy in australia:

First one to play "Tomorrow's Tears" by the Riptides takes the crown
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:24pm chris_in_space:

  Wed. 4/10/13 10:24pm sweet cheri:

what's up kp? how are you enjoying this thowdown? cause i am..
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:24pm BadGuyZero:

EFD fights back with a hook!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:24pm Matt from Springfield:

  Wed. 4/10/13 10:24pm tamara:

crying with happiness
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:24pm ScottC:

ooo right cross connects...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:25pm Caryn:

Evan, you better step it up, because "Quick Joey Small" catapulted Clay mighty high.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:25pm Glenn:

September Gurls. That's not playing fair.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:25pm Fredericks:

Now, we're getting somewhere.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:25pm Uncle Michael:

I got winner.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:25pm john:

Big Star: The World's Greatest Badfinger Tribute Band™.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:26pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

This is the busiest playlist I've seen on any show in a while. Either side.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:26pm KP:

I agree with Glenn.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:26pm kham:

Big Star shouldn't count in either column. When they come on, every side drops what they're doin and gets happy.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:26pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:26pm sFrances from VA:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:27pm Chris M.:

this show is so great
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:27pm Kat in Chicago:

BRAM! indeed. Fabulous.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:27pm tamara:

holding onto the table leg...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:28pm Matt from Springfield:

@Glenn,KP: I agree too--love love LOVE the song! But, an obvious choice for the competition--dig deeper!

I also agree with: BRAM!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:28pm sFrances from VA:

still no Records, Nick Gilder, Sweeney Todd, Cheap Trick (of a certain era).
Speaking of Fabulous: maybe Fabulous Poodles?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:28pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Whoever has the moxie to play "Sister Goldenhair" takes it.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:29pm Loretta:

nice 1 evan!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:30pm Stevel:

efd is the master of the era. Clay has the lineage down pat.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:31pm Matt from Springfield:

At the tone, the time will be: FUNK TIME!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:31pm KP:

A man needs something
when he got nothing
to hang on to
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:31pm Caryn:

Well, this round had 4 good tracks. However, I suspect I may be the only person on earth who doesn't care for "September Gurls" (Big Star has better songs, darn it!), and so Clay wins with his opener. Come on, Evan!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:31pm sFrances from VA:

OK, 2 more stars for EFD, 1 more for Clay: EFD still in the lead on my scorecard...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:31pm Matt from Springfield:

EFD (+X.Ray & Joe D) and Clay kicked ass! Great performances!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:32pm BadGuyZero:

At the Hoof & Mouth, Clay saw a hundred faces and rocked them all!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the dialectic is great - gonna be a sweet Archive...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:33pm Uncle Michael:

Go Back was big enough to make Rhino's Have A Nice Day series.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:34pm BadGuyZero:

I saw the Alex/Jody/Ken/Jon Big Star lineup in 96 when I lived in Seattle. That was a great show!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:34pm KP:

As much as i love those two tracks, they were a little too obvious.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:34pm Ralphine:

Is this a Manachaean dialectic?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:34pm Uncle Michael:

All power pop goes back to Rubber Soul/Revolver.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:35pm Ralphine:

VIRTUALLY TIED? I don't see how Pigeon can come back in the time he has left.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:35pm Peteski:

Clay's a provocateur Evan, be careful
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:35pm KP:

You mean from Manchester?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:35pm G:

over 50% of the show is carved in stone
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:36pm Alex d'Edgewater:

Getting to the bottom of things...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:36pm G:

"Funk" -- Thank G-d it wasn't that he didn't shower often enough in high school! :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:37pm Fredericks:

Pat Chamburs was the DJ- Jazz, Jive and Swing.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- 'Pop' *is* Obvious.
...Early Beatles - & WHO.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:37pm On the Yazoo:

Just remember the Beatles were a skiffle band.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:37pm Matt from Springfield:

@UM: "If I Needed Someone" is amazing--the beginnings of paisley and power pop can be found in that track.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:37pm G:

I hope efd has prepared a speech for the "message of peace and love" question...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:37pm Holly in NC:

@Ignore Function - me also! And 'Flying Saucer...'
great book, totally recommended. As is Rocktober the magazine.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:37pm sFrances from VA:

  Wed. 4/10/13 10:37pm James in ATL:

I am holding a star for the first one to play some Cheap Trick.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:38pm Caryn:

@G: ain't that the truth ;)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:38pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: They Might Be Giants said that his friends didn't want Evan to be the "Hunk", so renamed him "Funk" :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:38pm G:

mr. pidge going for the comeback now.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:38pm KP:

And not an overplayed one!
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:38pm john:

Holy Moly...Clay Pigeon and Evan Funk together...darn I wished I tuned in earlier. Clay...a little Cheap Trick hah hah, Evan...a little Babe Ruth.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:38pm BadGuyZero:

I wish Cheap Trick would re-record "Heaven Tonight" with Steve Albini like they did "In Color."
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:39pm Uncle Michael:

I'm surprised Clay went for a Heaven Tonight track.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:39pm G:

@Mastt: I recall that show, and I also recall efd said he needed to talk with them about that later. I think we were all leery to bring it up again lol
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:39pm dale:

clay - you heard robin zander's solo album that came out a year or two ago? real country tinges. commercial flop but kind of nice
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:39pm kham:

The next track might make or break it for the Pidge. Stay with your midwest roots Clay! Go for St.Louis...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:39pm Holly in NC:

Oof. Just retroactively gave efd point for Big Star (duh), but this is one of my all time fave CT tracks, so Clay +2?
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:40pm Ralphine:

Davies, you need to counter this Cheap Trick with some Elvis Costello to the jaw.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:40pm G:

clay's CT selection seems to have shifted the big mo at least some ...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Cheap Trick channels ELO! Like!
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:41pm Mike Fulton:

No Dwight Twilley?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:41pm Uncle Michael:

Someone is going to have to seal the deal with some goddam Squeeze.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:41pm sFrances from VA:

@BadGuy: Did you get to see the tour where Cheap Trick did 3 nights in a row: 1st night- 1st lp+encores, 2nd night=In Color +encourse, 3rd=Heaven Tonight+encores. SO great! Saw them for the first time in 1977 or 1978 /1st lp
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:41pm BadGuyZero:

Who's going to bust out some Rachel Sweet?
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:42pm Mike Fulton:

Otherwise, great show!!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Pilot! Love these guys..this one even better than "Magic"!
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:42pm tamara:

nice sneak attack
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:42pm Alex von Edgewater:

twilley, blackout fest
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:43pm Stevel:

Great Cheap Trick song. Great album.

If Power Pop came from Paperback Writer, than Pilot is definitely in the line.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:43pm Uncle Michael:

@Matt...one day I'll play you the original version of "Magic."
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:44pm tamara:

pressures on, evan...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:44pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Pilot is a fundamental error. "I'm Mandy, Fly Me" would be more the way to go. ANY 10cc.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:44pm john:

"Next Position Please" produced by Mr. Rundgren in the early 80's....worth checking out for the gold it contains. "Younger Girls"? cmon. Or should I say cmon cmon.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:45pm BadGuyZero:

@sFrances: No I didn't. They were doing that in Seattle a few weeks after I moved back to Dallas. There was a fourth night that was a special show for people that had bought a three-show ticket. The opening bands in Seattle were Fastbacks, Pearl Jam and Supersuckers. I wish I could have been at those shows. I'm hoping to catch the "greatest hits" tour they're doing this summer as they're playing a venue with decent acoustics this time around. And headlining! Usually when they come through Dallas it's as the opening act on one of those Def Leppard/Journey/Foreigner nostalgia bills.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:45pm Mike Fulton:

How do they do it?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:45pm Droll:

I'm not sure how Cheap Trick got played before The Move, which is from whence their sound came.
And BarkS beat me to the 10cc remark.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:45pm Peteski:

ok, efd wins this set already
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:45pm john:

for the record, there are now two johns here. One of whom will not play the Rundgren card.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:45pm Holly in NC:

@Alex your pup wins avatars tonight ;-) [ I have of course moved my cats far, far, away from computer...]
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:46pm Mike East:

Gotta get up early. Catch u on the archive tomorrow. Great show, guy's. Get home safe, clay. wAtch out for the Rats
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:46pm BadGuyZero:

Speaking of Fastbacks...I wonder if EFD or Clay brought any Fastbacks records tonight.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I tot Cheap Trick great on AustinCityLimits:
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:46pm efd:

As it happened I had some Dwight Twilley close at hand in my record bag! But get ready for the efd secret weapon coming up next...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:46pm Alex von Edgewater:

don't worry, holly. he's very sweet
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:47pm Brian:

How did we miss this throwdown till now? This playlist is EPIC!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:47pm sFrances from VA:

@BadGuy: I caught the San Francisco dates, & the reward for buying tix to all 3 nights was a post-show Q&A with the band. Something I never would've imagined back when I was 15 year old fan.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:47pm Willy Middlebrooks:

Mind blown!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:48pm sFrances from VA:

Fastbacks would be awesome!
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:48pm tamara:

didn't see that one coming either
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:48pm drewo:

EFD has found some magic and may be dancing with himself away to victory!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:49pm Uncle Michael:

I spent a night drinking beers with 3/4 of Cheap Trick when I was 19 in 1979. The downside was that most of Marillion was there too.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:49pm Matt from Springfield:

@UM: Original, "Magic"? Sounds interesting!
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:49pm Ralphine:

Evan, you're just dogging it now. Finish him off!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:49pm Uncle Michael:

@Matt: Yes, the hit single was their second shot at the song.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:50pm john:

If your talking power pop the Rundgren card is always played because he is the father of the genre. Clay...a little Piper?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:50pm Barkevious Shabazz:

The irony being that power pop is rarely popular. But it's the nicest ghetto I know.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:51pm Mike Fulton:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:51pm Holly in NC:

@Alex, oh no, I can tell that your guy is a lovemuffin! Problem is my cats - they are possessive, jealous, intelligent, intuitive, & fully clawed. And they don't like me liking dogs/ignoring them.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:51pm Uncle Michael:

@john: Call me mr. one degree of separation. I know a member of Piper...he's from here.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:51pm Caryn:

Hmm, I think efd narrowly won that round.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:52pm Holly in NC:

Dwight Twilley of course gets an upvote
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:52pm sFrances from VA:

2 stars to Clay for this set, none to EFD: it might be a tie on my scorecard....!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:52pm Caryn:

I have some covers of Geordie songs...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:52pm Uncle Michael:

The Phil Seymour solo album was pretty good too.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:52pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I'm having an Accureaction!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:53pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Bon Scott ACDC is truly power pop.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:53pm john:

That's great...I love Piper. How bout "Starz"...the greatest band of all-time hah hah.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:53pm BadGuyZero:

Tulsa spelled backwards is "a slut."
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:53pm James in ATL:

@UM My icon pic is me playing the CT Uncle Dick guitar. That was a great night.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:54pm Uncle Michael:

Tom Peterson was the CT member I didn't hang with. He had other business that evening.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:54pm Danne D:

Good I haven't missed Clay's Asia power pop song ;o)

Hey Funk Fans :)
Hey Pigeoteers :)
Hey EFD :)
Hey Clay :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:55pm Holly in NC:

Hi Caryn! While efd is my team (??), that kinda deep cut off the not obvious CT lp = Clay for set win.

efd, you are my Yankees tonight. Bwaaa Haa Haa!
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:55pm eddy in australia:

Hang on a sec, Geordie were neither Scottish nor Australian. A Geordie - including the band of the same name - is anyone from Newcastle (UK)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:55pm Matt from Springfield:

PSEUDO-Gilbert O'?! Pilot is a lot better than Gilbert! "Alone Again, Naturally" is good, produced almost like a Wings song. G. O's main problem was the quality of songwriting. Not so for Pilot.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:55pm Stevel:

Whence Husker Du?
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:55pm john:

Michael, totally with you on the Phil Seymour elpee.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:55pm KP:

Rachel Sweet "B-A-B-Y"!!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:55pm Danne D:

@BGZ I'll keep this in mind the next time you say you are going to Tulsa :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:55pm Fredericks:

I think Evan's still up by one.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:55pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Can we count on other genres of reco-battles?
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:56pm Power Pop Pop-Pop:

Matthew Sweet was pretty popular and made some good 90's power pop with some fine guitar work by Lloyd and Quine.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:56pm tamara:

yeah where are the chicks?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:56pm Chris in TX via RI:

Sox just got their asses kicked. Not a good day.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:56pm Holly in NC:

Hi Danne!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:57pm Chris in TX via RI:

But Bruins won.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:57pm Oscar:

Sports Talk 91.1
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:57pm Caryn:

@Pete: I've already started thinking about songs in other genres that would automatically win points from me in a throwdown
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:57pm Matt from Springfield:

**Psst! That's P4! DON'T piss him off!!!**
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:57pm john:

Clay....Trigger..."Somebody Like You",your 9th inning game winning home run.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:57pm Fredericks:

Good point,PPPP.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:57pm Uncle Michael:

B-A-B-Y ain't PP. It's a Brill/Girl Group thang.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:57pm KP:

You mean so much to me, Baby.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:57pm Danne D:

Holly :)

EFD should play the Baseball Project's "Please Don't Call Them Twinkies" in Clay's honor next week :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:58pm Danne D:

I wonder if EFD will do a Sportsy Talk showdown in a few weeks with Bronwyn C :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:58pm Holly in NC:

Y'know, speaking of Yankees, someone could go on a Jon Tiven tip....many branches to take...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:58pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

There's as much weird fringe arcana in sports as there is in music. Different set of weirdos, but weird is weird.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:59pm sweet cheri:

hey there danne & holly..
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:59pm Uncle Michael:

I've never heard this version of this song.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:59pm BadGuyZero:

I'm glad I didn't plan a major/minor road trip today. The weather was crappy so the Rangers game started late. I wouldn't have been able to make the 200 mile drive in time to catch the start of the Express game tonight. Oh well, I think my next shot at the major/minor road trip is in mid-June.
  Wed. 4/10/13 10:59pm john:

Double whammy here---Amen Corner cover!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 10:59pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Bronwyn seems to be the Andy Breckman of sports shows, determined to sink the premise.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:00pm James in ATL:

Where would I go next? Jellyfish, Posies, Redd Kross or Badfinger... This has been a blast - Thanks to both EFD & CP.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:00pm john:

NRBQ...."At Yankee Stadium"...a slice of American pop genius.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:00pm Danne D:

hey cheri
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:00pm Stevel:

This, bridging PP and Disco, could have been an efd pick.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:01pm Matt from Springfield:

Yeah Rosetta Stone!

Incidentally, who needs paradise? I'd rather have WFMU! :D
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:01pm KP:

This band covered "Sunshine of Your Love?" Forgive me Clay, for i have Googled.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:01pm Uncle Michael:

I found out today that this guy is my dentist's dad. www.baseball-reference.com...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:01pm Danne D:

A little GeddyLee hint in this voice :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@ last - something on FMU I can completely ignore - SportsTalk - so I can catch up on Comments...as long as that too doesn't fill up w/ more freakin' SportsTalk...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:02pm Danne D:

If Evan loses this battle he should change his Fantasy Baseball team name to Habemus Pigeon for a week :)
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:02pm Oscar:

put it back at 45.. that was cool
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:02pm john:

Two recurring themes through out 2nd string power-pop..."Heaven" and "Tonight".
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:02pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: Bronwyn can take the lead for "Sportsy Talk", and EFD can host the segment on "Fantasy Sportsy Talk" :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:02pm Danne D:

You hit a homerun with that comment RR1163 :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:02pm Uncle Michael:

I'm going to leave the comments but when I check back tomorrow. I'm going to declare whoever plays Emitt Rhodes the winner.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:03pm sweet cheri:

danne i'm really enjoying this throwdown,, i hope you are too.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:03pm Patro:

Rosetta Stone sounded pretty good. Wouldn't 'Tiger Feet' fit this genre? Just askin'.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:03pm Matt from Springfield:

Awesome Rollers! A Badfinger tribute song if there ever was one!
And, at least the SECOND wrong speed tonight! Hooray!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:03pm KP:

I Saw the Bay City Rollers at an Irish bar in Queens. All the guys except drummer who was in jail (i have to say this every time they are played).
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:03pm john:

Crap. I've been here for years, and I'm going to have to change my name. Wonder if Midnight Ticket Oasis is available.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:04pm G:

"heaven" and "tonight" make the kids play it in car,s for some reason. heaven tonight by the dashboard light...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:04pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Weird baseball: Dock Ellis, 1970
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:04pm Ralphine:

Clay's left you a BIG opening, Evan.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:04pm Uncle Michael:

There's definitely room for some Mud and even some Status Quo on this show.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:04pm KP:

Im liking that Clay is reaching.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:05pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: Habemus -- "I've been had"? Awesome Latin ref! :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:05pm G:

@KP: that's come-from-behind baseball (apologies to RR63 :-) )
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:05pm Caryn:

@KP: possible, but there's a chance that cover was by the other Rosetta Stone. You know, the goth band.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:06pm Danne D:

I've seen that short, Pete - it's awesome :)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:06pm Danne D:

@M_f_S for reference EFD's team name in the Fantasy League is "Habemus Papi"
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:06pm KP:

DEf. not. i googled! (dont tell Clay).
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:06pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub. That's up there.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:07pm Holly in NC:

Hi Cheri!
20/20 already played. hmm. Shoes, also. Uncle Michael is correct, Rhodes up for grabs. I am completely confident that efd already has Mud in queue.

Point to efd for Shivvers.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:07pm Mike Fulton:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:07pm Stevel:

Can you avoid The Rezillios in this battle? Or the Beatles?
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:07pm sweet cheri:

kp & caryn i guess you're really into this throwdown to comment with me..huh?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:07pm KP:

Teenage Fanclub could settle this.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:08pm Caryn:

Hi cheri.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:08pm Uncle Michael:

Night everyone. Great comments tonight. Gonna listen in the dark now.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:08pm KP:

Yes. Cheri!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:09pm Ralphine:

And Evan puts the quietus on Clay's mini-comeback. . . .
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:09pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Or Bobby Come Back to Me by Revillos.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:09pm BadGuyZero:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:10pm G:

In a cafe or sometimes on a crowded street
I've been near you, but you never noticed me
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:10pm johnny:

I listened to "Candy-o" by the Cars the other day;truly one of the greatest pop records of all time.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:10pm fleep:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:10pm KP:

the ultimate! And not played out.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:10pm Holly in NC:

So DANG obvious, but so perfect
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:11pm dale:

break out the blancmange!!!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:11pm tamara:

love the harmonies
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:11pm drewo:

Waiting to hear some action being shaked!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Superfine Plimsouls!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:11pm Stevel:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:11pm KP:

Ok Holly you're right but so perfect!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:12pm michael c:

Clay, sing along! A million miles away
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:12pm Matt from Springfield:

Night, UM!
I may have to head in myself soon. So enjoying this throwdown though! Will mos def catch up on the parts I missed!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:12pm KP:

No sports talk. but yeah!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:13pm Matt from Springfield:

@dale: Blancmange..stay tuned until 3, that's more Julie's thing :)
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:13pm johnny:

The Kings "Switchin to Glide". Man Plimsouls...amazing.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:13pm KP:

Cheri did you think that seals it?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:13pm Fredericks:

Nick Lowe, Graham Parker? Do they qualify?
Like the suggestions of Posies and Teenage Fanclub.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:13pm Holly in NC:

So another band with lineage out its ass in both directions, people are missing obvious points
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:13pm Caryn:

This set was extremely close. Think efd takes it by a very narrow margin, but man, that was close.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

shivvers really great I never heard before
- plimsouls really great I heard many times but don't tell me in how many years...
...memories of Candy-O synth boops & an awfullotta Panama Red flat on my back twitching before the War on Drugs (no more)...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:13pm steve:

i like that plimsouls song
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:14pm Alex von Edgewater:

Sports talk: Pale Sox
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:15pm sFrances from VA:

Clay gets 2 more stars, EFD, none. Clay has taken the lead on my scorecard
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:15pm sweet cheri:

sorry i bothered you,kp.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:15pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Hoodoo Gurus are the "street" plimsoles.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Godwin's 34th Law! Given enough time, Bob Seger WILL come up when talking about power pop...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:16pm pete:

One thing I always love about lots of great, great power pop- the ability for groups/songwriters to really use the open strings to great, jangly effect!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:16pm steve:

is anyone else starring songs and then they get magically unstarred seconds later? its not letting me star the plimsouls! this is the second time its happened today...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:16pm sFrances from VA:

& I'm going to be a wreck at work tomorrow...waking up @ 5:15am....!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:17pm KP:

Cheri, not at all!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:17pm slugluv1313:

was listening earlier but *not* online -- AWESOME SHOW, EFD and Clay, SO GLAD that i am able to listen in!!!!!!!!!! :)
anything by "those 'Instant Reaction' boys," THE GO? Celia and The Mutations? "CN Tower" by The Poles? Nikki Corvette and The Convertables?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:18pm Danne D:

@Fredericks Nick Lowe and Graham Parker certainly qualify.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:18pm KP:

Cheri, that was the cover of Sunshine of Your Love i mentioned.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:18pm Holly in NC:

"Switchin' to Glide" w/b worth at least 1 point, for sure!

Hoodoo Gurus +2 BUT

Screaming Tribesmen +3
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:18pm Matt from Springfield:

All right, Debbie!
Ya snooze, ya looze, boss!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:19pm Danne D:

Somewhere Blondie dreams of Evan "Hunk" Davies ;)
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:19pm eddy in australia:

@Barkevious: Time for "I Want You Back"?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:19pm KP:

Danne D! Why havent we heard that before.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:19pm Barkevious Shabazz:

@Holly Date with a vampire... Uuuurgghhh.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:19pm BadGuyZero:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:20pm Danne D:

LOL Looks that Kill.

The drummer in the video is hilarious.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:20pm KP:

Switch Into GLide! Canadian content!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:20pm krudler:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:20pm Droll:

Has anyone else's stream broken? Mine sounds wrong. Just started after that mic break.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:21pm Holly in NC:

OK. Clay starts from huge advantage here for being ballsy & pushing envelope of genre definition
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:21pm Stevel:

KP: Switch into Glide could be a killing thrust.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:21pm johnny:

YES YES YES!....Clay knows ha ha. A little "Rough Cutt" Clay?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:21pm Danne D:

EFD doesn't like to allude to that part of his past so much :)

Btw, here's the video to Looks That Kill that you can watch with the sound down
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:22pm BadGuyZero:

Quiet Riot's "Slick Black Cadillac" has a power pop feel to it.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:22pm johnny:

Chiliwack people.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:22pm Droll:

SHE! GOT! LOOK! KILL! (repeat until gong is struck)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:22pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Girls girls girls is far more pop.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:23pm Danne D:

Moo Like A Cat?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:23pm Holly in NC:

@Barkevious - Oh, no no no! 'A Stand Alone' or 'Igloo'!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:23pm Fredericks:

Danne D: You think they're holding back the trump cards?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:23pm pete:

Crue! Now you kinda got me thinking along the lines of Enuff Z'nuff- they tried to sell them as hair metal, but they had some nice melodies worthy of power pop, and were sometimes regarded as such (I think!)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:23pm Danne D:

@Fredericks perhaps.

After this one though, Clay may in fact include Asia as power pop.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:24pm johnny:

Hurry up boys before "the clock strikes midnight"
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:24pm Stevel:

Video is awesome. Herding cave women with torches.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:24pm Fredericks:

Danne D: You think they're holding back the trump cards?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:25pm slugluv1313:

CHILIWACK!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:25pm KP:

Evan reaches back for the high hard one! Saw Mark in a cave stomp thing in 2001 with all-star locals. Top 10 show, maybe top 3.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:25pm johnny:

Pete...I was totally thinking of Enuff Z'nuff...fantastic band. Oh this is nice...bringing it back to mother 60's.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:25pm Holly in NC:

Clay, you've now gone out of genre. Great song, but...
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:26pm cdp25467:

i'm diggin' Clay's way - looks that kill and hungry back to back like PB&J
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:26pm steve:

im calling an offsides
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:27pm slugluv1313:

NERVUS REX!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:27pm Holly in NC:

efd regains control +2
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:27pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Who drops Another Girl, Another Planet?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:28pm Fredericks:

Holly is correct.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:28pm Danne D:

@Fredericks yes I believe.

Btw, Motley Crue is a technical foul on Clay. 2 shots and the ball for EFD.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:28pm johnny:

Suzi Quatro could be representing.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:28pm sweet cheri:

well evan,,kp,caryn,,danne & holly have a g'night see you all soon,,i'll see you next week evan hunk davies!!!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:29pm michael c:

Don't Look such a classic...EFD not playing fair
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:29pm john:

nice touch, nervus rex. Pre-Chinnichap.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:30pm Fredericks:

Clay's wandering around the edge of the field. It appears he dropped something.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:30pm slugluv1313:

Fox Pass! from Boston, i think? :)
and. of course, the band named The Pop!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:30pm steve:

efd knows how to jangle
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:31pm ScottC:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:31pm Stevel:

Clay keeps making flanking moves, efd comes straight up the middle.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:31pm Danne D:

g'night cheri.

EFD sinks both foul shots and now hits a 3-pointer with the db's!

Looking bad for team Clay.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:31pm drewo:

  Wed. 4/10/13 11:31pm Mike Fulton:

Pound for pound, best radio set I've heard in a long time
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:31pm Fredericks:

EFD has control of the ball and seems very determined.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:32pm johnny:

Oh my god...the db's...so great.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:32pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Dbs. Perfect. How bout the original 7" Academy Fight Song?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:32pm Holly in NC:

I am confident that suzi quatro is in efd's queue, due to roundabout association w "13 women" (very roundabout)
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:32pm ScottC:

jesus I'm 22 again...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:33pm fleep:

EFD pwns this round
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:33pm slugluv1313:

@ ScottC. i think we ALL are!!!!!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:33pm johnny:

Gentleman...this has been so much fun; two masters of their craft. Thank you. And thank YOU lovely bloggers. Evan wins with that one.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:34pm michael c:

EFD can play out the clock
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:35pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Tommy Ardolino.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:35pm eddy in australia:

Second-best part of tonight's show (after the music): Clay quizzing EFD during the mic breaks
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:36pm Fredericks:

Tommy could do it all!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:36pm johnny:

Clay...Quiet Riot..."Party All Night", your secret curve ball. God bless Tommy Ardolino...the greatest.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Wooohooo! The Piña Cannibal song from '71, "Timothy"!!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:38pm Ralphine:

Pigeon has thrown in the towel.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:38pm Rob Weisberg:

Yes, a tasty selection indeed...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:39pm Caryn:

Ooh, "Timothy"!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:39pm Kat in Chicago:

"Timothy"?! *groans*
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:39pm timotato:

This song is so early Poco-esque
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:39pm Oscar:

Timothy vs. Big Bad John... which is the better lost miner song?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Always thot Clem Burke was killin' on 'Dreamin'' - glad to hear it was so Live too.
- Could easily make another whole bitchin' Show just from Comments suggestions...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:39pm fleep:

Cringe worthy then, cringe worthy now
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:40pm Holly in NC:

Clay, another great song, but I'd argue AM gold not power pop.
No one's yet busted out Badfinger or Klaaatu?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:40pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Can cannibalism make room for Do Anything you Wanna Do?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:40pm slugluv1313:

omg TIMOTHY!!!!!!!! totally remember this from when i was a kid, PERFECT pop song but even the we were thinking . . . pop song about CANNIBALISM??!! surreal!!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:40pm Stevel:

Cannibalism in the charts today! And a happy how-do-do!:
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:40pm G:

haven't heard Timothy since about eighth grade. we kids thought it was such an alluringly spooky song for 13yo's
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:40pm timotato:

Classic Waite!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:40pm KP:

this sounds like Clay singing.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:40pm cdp25467:

  Wed. 4/10/13 11:40pm ScottC:

Red Card!!!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:41pm Stevel:

G: Stop living my life.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:41pm KP:

Never heard that song "Timothy."
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:41pm cdp25467:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:41pm G:

sorry lol
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I remember hearing this Babys song on the school bus.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:42pm tamara:

i have a picture of me somewhere outside an arena with waite, ha
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:42pm G:

we knew there was something creepy in that timothy song, but werent sure exactly what. i guess that was the designed allure for the target audience
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:43pm KP:

Good night, Cheri!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:43pm johnny:

The Babys...AM GOLD crosses over to the POWER POP highway. Great choice Clay.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:43pm Oscar:

what exactly is the target audience for Timothy?
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:43pm tamara:

timothy was somehow a girl scout camp favorite
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:44pm Holly in NC:

Hmm, don't think this song counts either (I'm a stickler, though Crue was brilliant)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:44pm G:

@oscar: 13yo's in the early 70s
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:44pm KP:

That explains it Tamara, i was in the Boy Scouts.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I say Early Beatles, but invoke Badfinger & that's Abbey Road - that's SuperPopCraft...
- These two together on mike is great.
...Starry Eyes baby! : )
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:44pm Kat in Chicago:

Gawd, finally, "Starry Eyes."
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:44pm johnny:

Oh man...THE RECORDS...Evan ups the ante again hah hah.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:45pm tamara:

wow starry eyes well played
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:45pm michael c:

mercy rule in effect
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:45pm Stevel:

efd, showing no mercy. Driving it home.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:46pm KP:

when i saw Bay City Rollers, this was by far the best song they did. They were actually enthusiastic at that point.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:46pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Starry Eyes and Do Anything you Wanna Do are the same song.. Both snazzy.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:46pm Holly in NC:

efd's winning by playing it safe - I'm surprised at strategy, but working!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:46pm Fredericks:

EFD-Penalty: Piling on!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:47pm KP:

This was such a great time.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:47pm sFrances from VA:

Ah yes,,also,saw The Babys in late 70s....my best friend was the fan. I was the weird punk girl out of place at the show...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:47pm KP:

Holly that concerns me too. Hollow victory!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:47pm ScottC:

The only chance Clay has is a double dose of Rockpile...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:47pm sFrances from VA:

I still have my originals Records vimyl debut!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:47pm cdp25467:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:47pm Stevel:

Starry Eyes/reminiscent of Eddie and the Hot Rods/"Do Anything you Wanna Do." I'm OK with that.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:48pm sFrances from VA:

Er, viNyl....sleepy
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:49pm KP:

Tremendous time. special events are spechull.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:49pm Holly in NC:

OK - THIS is a real pick.
Do you agree KP?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:49pm slugluv1313:

oh wow PASTICHE!!!!!! EXCELLENT!!!!!!! still have their records too :)
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:49pm johnny:

Clay...drop side one of "Going for the One" and let the dust settle ha ha.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:49pm kham:

Still no Material Issue?
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:50pm Barkevious Shabazz:

@Stevel not similar, identical.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:50pm KP:

Well this is not safe. No idea.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Stevel @11:31 called it.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:50pm efd:

hey, thanks everyone! It's been great seeing all the comments, and Clay's been looking over my shoulder. Really appreciate everyone getting into it!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:50pm johnny:

Material Issue was fantastic.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:50pm efd:

I've got Material Issue with me but it doesn't look like I'll get to it. :(
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:51pm Caryn:

Gotta say, for me, Clay won that round. "Starry Eyes" is overplayed and no longer sounds as energetic as it should. And Pastiche just didn't do anything for me.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:51pm KP:

Great job. Gotta run. Thanks.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:51pm Holly in NC:

Pastiche is going to be VERY hard to beat
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:51pm kham:

International Pop Overthrow could be the name of this episode actually.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:51pm tamara:

are you kidding? sublime.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:51pm Danne D:

Hmm will EFD signal Calvin Schiraldi now?!?
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:52pm ScottC:

I think everybody gets 2 units of collage credit for this show. have EFD sign your card as you go out
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:52pm michael c:

Great show...and as the Speedies once sang: you need (power) pop!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:52pm Fredericks:

Forgot all about Material Issue. "Valerie Loves Me" is perfect power-pop.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:52pm Holly in NC:

I love that Caryn & I totally disagree. :-) I completely worship that Pastiche song
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:54pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The thing I'm going to vote for is that we do this again and again every few months.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:54pm Caryn:

@Holly: truth be told, if it wasn't nearly 7 a.m. here, I might be more open to the Pastiche. But right now, I need something very special to interest me.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

All the tunes I think have the umph, Caryn thinks overplayed.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:55pm johnny:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:55pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Brittany Fox are a disgrace.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:55pm efd:

the thing about "Starry Eyes" is while it's admittedly "safe" I can't imagine doing a power pop show without including it.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:55pm Matt from Springfield:

Ending on a very Pidgetastic note with Britny Fox.

And as always, the winner in these throwdowns is: US listeners!
Thanks EFD and Clay! Awesome, euphoric selections of powerful power pop!
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:55pm krudler:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:56pm G:

and what does efd have up his sleeve? :)
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:56pm johnny:

Forever the FOXX! Brittany Fox are the teacher's pet ha ha.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:56pm 12539:

I call it a tie, to be settled in another episode.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:57pm pete:

The only problem with "Starry Eyes" is that now I have to listen to about 10 other Records songs before I do anything else. There are worse problems to have! Great job guys!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:57pm Danne D:

Office Girl :)
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:57pm johnny:

Metal + power pop glory will always win in my book Clay.
  Wed. 4/10/13 11:57pm ScottC:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:58pm Droll:

Executive Summary:
CP fancies himself in the same league as EFD, throwdown ensues. 12-string Rickenbackers used often by both sides. Clay stumbles over prog and hair metal heritage, EFD turns in fab survey of Power Pop. Announcer reminds us this was an exhibition, not a competition, and not to try this at home with your father's records.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:58pm Holly in NC:

Hm. Clay's definition of power pop ends up being somewhat too fluid, & while efd was mostly far too conservative.. Pastiche. And Shivvers.
Cheap Trick alone not enough to counter.

efd wins this round, a rematch will be excellent!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Clay & efd!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

It's like the 70's Batman movie:

The End

Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:58pm Ike:

Agreed, Barkevious Shabazz.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:59pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Great show!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/13 11:59pm fleep:

Great night, thanks EFD and thanks Clay
Avatar Thu. 4/11/13 12:00am Caryn:

Hmm, love both final tracks, but Fox got me more revved up. Point for Clay. Can't be bothered to tally up my totals, because that's not the point anyway. Just happy this show happened!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/13 12:00am kham:

Clay's lack of irony is actual kryptonite to bad guys.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/13 12:00am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It would be interesting to hear efd fill three hours of Power Pop by himself - that might meet both my & Caryn's criteria. Clay is just such a great personality though - makes it interesting...
Avatar Thu. 4/11/13 12:00am Danne D:

Well done EFD and Clay :)
Have a great night everyone!
  Thu. 4/11/13 12:00am ScottC:

Clay is a guest - you can't expect him to drink all the whiskey...
Avatar Thu. 4/11/13 12:01am Matt from Springfield:

Good night everyone! EFD-Pidge is another great Throwdown/DJ Battle pair for the future, I can't wait!

Always Remember...Wednesdays @9, Thursdays @6!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/13 11:33am Van in DC:

Wow. So this is where everybody was.
  Thu. 4/11/13 4:35pm Ajax:

"LOVE IS" FUCKING RULES BIG PROPS TO CLAY FOR PILOT!!! Also my wife put her fist in the air for Clay's Cheap Trick while we ate dinner so that's DOUBLE PROPS to the guest.
Avatar Tue. 5/7/13 10:41am Cecile:

I like that the power pop you are playing is like it was back in the day - bands dedicated to pure pop, bands accidentally making power pop, and bands who just really liked a hook.

Everyone's definition of pop differs. Viva l'difference. But I think "Talk Dirty to Me" is a great power pop single, so what do I know?

Great show youse guys. And you're both older than me hahahahahha. (not by much)
Avatar Tue. 5/7/13 10:53am Cecile:

Hell, I think Devo are power-pop.
Avatar Tue. 5/7/13 12:17pm Cecile:

I submit that power pop started with Buddy Holly, and Bobby Fuller was the first true power pop artist.
Avatar Tue. 5/7/13 1:08pm Cecile:

nope, the first Plimsouls came out on Planet Records in 1981. It's actually a little underproduced compared to the one that followed. they had an EP before that, too.
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