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Every show starts with a cut from the ‘70s: Rediscovering the forgotten rockers, revisiting the once-hated disco beats, replaying the power-pop favorites. Next: copious amounts of new releases and occasional live bands. Also: I’m the biggest Nick Gilder fan on WFMU.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
gasolin'  jumbo nummer nul   Options gør det noget  cbs   1977      0:00:00 ()
echo & the bunnymen  new direction   Options s/t  sire  1987      0:03:16 ()
proto idiot  you're wrong   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   0:07:46 ()
thomas function  snake in the grass   Options celebration  alive  2008      0:10:29 ()
the riff  ska det va så svårt   Options 7"  mercury  1981      0:13:47 ()
postcode  reds   Options zebrATP ep  no label  2013      0:16:57 ()
persian claws  flypaper   Options s/t  musica para locos      *   0:21:40 ()
 
hammered satin  lonely tiger   Options glamorama  burger      *   0:36:42 ()
jeffery novak  backseat driver   Options baron in the trees  in the red      *   0:40:18 ()
milky wimpshake  the mirror stage   Options heart and soul in the milky way  fortuna pop      *   0:45:00 ()
shoes  do you wanna get lucky?   Options black vinyl shoes  black vinyl    new vinyl reissue, org 1977  *   0:48:27 ()
the blank tapes  earring   Options vacation  antenna farm      *   0:51:17 ()
 
kid congo & the pink monkey birds  i don't like   Options haunted head  in the red      *   0:59:56 ()
obits  refund   Options 7"  la castanya      *   1:02:51 ()
johnny & the distractions  break these chains   Options let it rock  a&m  1981      1:05:06 ()
the mantles  a million miles away   Options va-under the covers vol 2  i hate rock n roll      *   1:08:00 ()
weekend  adelaide   Options jinx  slumberland      *   1:11:36 ()
 
constant mongrel  perks and the thrills   Options heavy breathing  siltbreeze      *   1:20:55 ()
beaters  dreampunk   Options s/t  volar      *   1:22:52 ()
soft metals  in the air   Options lenses  captured tracks      *   1:25:57 ()
mooms  malmo city subway   Options 7"  mmxi  2013      1:31:28 ()
stretch  why did you do it   Options 7"  vinylmania  1984  reissue; orig 1975    1:35:47 ()
harvey scales  trackdown   Options love-itis  magic touch    orig 1969; new cd collection  *   1:39:35 ()
 
scud mountain boys  the mendicant   Options do you love the sun  ashmont      *   1:52:42 ()
don cavalli  santa rita   Options temperamental  a rag / because music      *   1:56:21 ()
eleanor friedberger  you'll never know me   Options personal record  merge      *   2:00:01 ()
wimps  slept in late   Options repeat  end of time    playing live on the show next week! Also at Silent Barn on Saturday and Cake Shop on Monday!  *   2:03:14 ()
 
circle  day six   Options six day run soundtrack  full contact      *   2:13:30 ()
television  elevation   Options marquee moon  elektra  1977      2:18:15 ()
lloyd cole  blue like mars   Options standards  tapete      *   2:23:22 ()
nikki sudden with the creeping candies  in your life   Options the boy from nowhere who fell out of the sky  easy action    new 6CD box set  *   2:27:41 ()
mikal cronin  see it my way   Options mc ii  merge      *   2:31:55 ()
the dahlmanns  teenage city   Options all dahled up  pop detective  2011      2:35:39 ()
 
the jook  aggravation place   Options jook rule  sing sing    new 2LP collection  *   2:45:30 ()
zero boys  detroit boys   Options pro dirt 7" ep  1-2-3-4-go!      *   2:48:48 ()
destry hampton & the wolves from hell  razor king   Options angel of madness 7" ep  superior viaduct        2:51:03 ()
dead ghosts  cold stare   Options can't get no  burger      *   2:52:45 ()
the dentists  i'm not the devil   Options some people are on the pitch they think it's all over it is now  trouble in mind    orig 1985; new vinyl reissue  *   2:55:14 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:02pm Minnesota Jeff:

Whoa! This is a hot sounding track! One hell of a kick-off to the show E-F-D!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:03pm Uncle Michael:

Somethin' is ROCKIN' in the state of Denmark!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:03pm Minnesota Jeff:

DUDE! THIS SONG IS AWESOME!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...of course I favor the Bunnymen...
  Wed. 8/7/13 9:05pm Lonely Planet Boy:

really dug that gasolin' tune!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- ya - wonder what their others are like...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:06pm Minnesota Jeff:

Play the Gasolin' track again, EFD! FREE FORM!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:07pm Uncle Michael:

Gasolin' fucking rocks. Check 'em out. Great Danes.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:08pm Uncle Michael:

What a Lemon, Pilli Villi, Fatherless Hill, Jailbait...great tracks.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:13pm Minnesota Jeff:

Dang, EFD is in full-on DESTROY mode tonight!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:15pm Uncle Michael:

Cubs are dropping like flies in Philly.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:16pm BadGuyZero:

Should I run this song through Google Translate?
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:18pm Minnesota Jeff:

The track name translates to "Can the five of us Swim"
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:20pm Holly in NC:

yay Thomas Function!

Hello EFD & friends. Happy Wednesday. Glad to be here :-)

Going back a few weeks to reference 2013's "song of the summer", I've found the following to be wildly amusing:

www.uproxx.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:21pm Loretta:

Hi Evan, hi everyone..... @ Holly ~ glad to be here also!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:25pm efd:

Hi hi hi to everybody! No time to namecheck but I'm happy to see you all!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:29pm Uncle Michael:

No speed limits on the Isle of Man.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:31pm BadGuyZero:

I just bought the last copy of that Persian Claws record!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Isle of Man is of course where HappyJack lives in the sand...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:32pm BadGuyZero:

How far is Isle of Man from Isle of Lucy?
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:33pm BadGuyZero:

I saw Echo & The Bunnymen when they toured for that record.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Isle have to find out...
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

jumbo nummer nul - *pure guess* - giant number zero?
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:39pm dinatekno:

Must obtain Proto Idiot & Persian Claws!!!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Google: last number nul
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:40pm Uncle Michael:

Proto Idiot almost had a sorta Status Quo thing going on.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:41pm BadGuyZero:

There's a documentary about Gasolin' on YouTube: www.youtube.com...
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:44pm Uncle Michael:

Whoa...world's briefest subtitles. I can't read 'em that fast.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mr. Novak into Bowie/Eno??...wailin' guitar!...
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...who were into the Velvets...
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:48pm steve:

whoa, i had no idea Milky Wimpshake was still around. i have their cd on troubleman from a decade or so ago.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & Mr. (?) Wimpshake into TheWh♂ - as is everyone...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:48pm Holly in NC:

Mr. Novak's head of Cheap Time , another fine band...
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:51pm dinatekno:

Absolutely LOVE the Shoes.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I must say PsychPop: PopPsych means PopPsychology...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:52pm efd:

Holly, let me know when you're listening for real - I have a record with me that you in particular will be interested in, although I think everyone else will like it as well.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:53pm efd:

dinatekno, me too! Great to see these reissues, plus their new album last year was also great.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:54pm fleep:

No fake listening! It's like lip synching with your ears.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 9:54pm Uncle Michael:

I have one ear on baseball and efd forgives me.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:55pm Holly in NC:

Soon, efd, soon...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:59pm jmd:

Ack! I heard how you did that! Shoes 're-ish-shoes.' Good one, EFD!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 9:59pm BadGuyZero:

Numero Group has been releasing some swell reiShoes.
     Wed. 8/7/13 9:59pm 12539:

The Baron in the Trees is also a novel by Italo Calvino.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:01pm Mikey:

i have a Shoes LP boxed up in my apt. Name of the label back in the day?
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:04pm Uncle Michael:

I like this obits.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

me too - like somewhere between Saints & Deadboys...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:07pm efd:

12539, I had no idea - thanks for the info!
Mikey - they had a couple of releases on Elektra, but their own label was always called Black Vinyl.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- 'break these chains' an interesting track!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:11pm Holly in NC:

Here I am for real! Dang looks like I missed great set.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:12pm Nardo:

really like this mantles track
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:13pm Holly in NC:

Ditto, Nardo. EFD, how's the rest of the tribute?
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:13pm efd:

Nardo, yeah, that whole LP seems pretty cool; haven't had a chance to check all of it out yet though.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:14pm efd:

haha, see previous comment Holly!

Gonna take me a little while to work in that song, but you'll know it when you hear it.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:15pm Mikey:

thnx for the info. i'm gonna have to open up that moving box & check it out. bought it @ j&r
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...love how a cover makes you appreciate things in an original
- adelaide had me thnking Sisters of Mercy @ the intro - then Catherine Wheel - which I like...enuff w/ comparisons!...
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:21pm Nardo:

definitely need to check out that covers lp. curious to find out what song white fence does.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:21pm Alex Slade B.:

So, Gap Dream is coming back.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:24pm BadGuyZero:

My copy of that Constant Mongrel record arrived in today's mail. I haven't listened to it yet.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:25pm efd:

Alex, yes, the second week of October! Can't wait.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:26pm efd:

by the way, that's a great example of the inside info one can learn by following me on Twitter! @efd! :)
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:28pm Holly in NC:

Constant Mongrels = great lp.

I'm going to listen to the Mantles "Don't Lie" between your & Mary's show, EFD - it's maybe my favorite pop 7'' of 2009.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:29pm john:

Hey Evan! Sorry to have missed the first half of the show, but sure sounds like the second is off to a flying start. New Gap Dream tracks sound great!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:30pm efd:

hi john! How did you like the Big Star movie?
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:33pm Stevel:

Bleary, but present after a post-dinner nap. Fortunately, efd was projecting into my sleeping brain. Hoping his subliminal suggestions won't be too awkward for me.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:35pm john:

Ehh, it was decent. A must for big fans. Becky liked it better than I did, but you could say that about Big Star (sacrilege!) too. Half an hour too long, and kind of amateurishly if enthusiastically put together. Should have tugged at the heartstrings about Chilton's death when they showed the SXSW panel the next day, but totally whiffed. And missed the main point, that they shoulda been big as, umm, Badfinger.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:36pm Holly in NC:

YES! :-)
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:36pm Uncle Michael:

I love this Stretch track.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- think I'll trade off w/ you Stevel - listening but horizontally from here...Show's great tonight...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:37pm efd:

this guy sounds like the singer from Climax Blues Band.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:38pm Droll:

Holly, speaking of Yes, are you going to ProgDay [sic] Aug 31st-Sept 1st, in Chapel Hill? www.progday.net
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:38pm Uncle Michael:

Kinda CBB meets Hot Chocolate.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:38pm Loretta:

this is a really great song....
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:39pm Holly in NC:

Funny you say that efd .. I'm pretty sure I've segued with "Couldn't Get It Right" before (another fave song, btw)
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:39pm efd:

boy, that was a stretch Droll!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:39pm efd:

ha, a Stretch! Get it? #nopunintended
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:40pm Droll:

efd, You're going, too?!
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:40pm Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD--you read my mind--I was thinking some of these guys in Stretch must be from Climax Blues Band
John--while some of your criticisms are spot on re the Big Star movie, I think they triumphed in making a film about a band which has about a minute and a half of live footage (without sound) in existence and two dead members (not an easy task). I think they went a long way to explain their lack of mainstream success and to me it was strangely touching
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:42pm Holly in NC:

No offence to the Prog, Droll, but I'm more likely to be at Mitch Easter's studio hoping to run into a post-metal psychedelic band or 2 ;-)
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:42pm Uncle Michael:

I just hope it's better than that godawful Replacements doc.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:42pm john:

Michael, I think your points are very well taken. I didn't find it touching, but I also find their music very hit-and-miss despite my popster credentials. My wife, who is a much bigger fan than I (despite her garage rock history) probably felt much the way you did.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:43pm Holly in NC:

That Mooms 7'' is UNGOOGLEABLE. Irked.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:46pm Michael from the Left Coast:

John, the screening I saw had Jody Stephens in attendance (and in performance). I've known Jody for years but we've never once talked about Big Star and after the film he took questions, so I asked if there was ever a time when they played a run of shows or visited a radio station where he thought "this is oing well" or "this is actually got some momentum now" or something similar. He said, "no." Though he said they did play one great show with Badfinger in Boston.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:47pm G:

@Droll: Holly's in NC, but NJ progheads have been focused on Camden, of all places:

www.yesworld.com...
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:47pm Uncle Michael:

The Stretch single went to #15 in the UK.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:48pm Holly in NC:

I first heard Stretch in 'Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels' . Surprised no one here did same! This is most excellent trvia right here:

"Classic rock historians will remember the infamous Fleetwood Mac tour of the United States in 1974, because it wasn't actually Fleetwood Mac on tour. After a typically Mac-ian series of departures and personal setbacks, it became clear that FM weren't going to be able to fulfill their obligations to tour the US. So their tour manager Clifford Davis, allegedly with the assistance of Mick Fleetwood, put together an entirely different band specifically to tour the US, with the understanding that Fleetwood would join up the tour at some point.

This didn't work very well, because US audiences could tell that Christine McVie, at the time their most distinguishable member because of, well, her gender (and her status as lead singer on many songs), wasn't there. To make matters worse, Fleetwood didn't join the tour, and in fact declaimed having any knowledge whatsoever about the pseudo-Mac band. So the tour was canceled. Daft Punk would never have this problem. 'Cause they wear helmets. Get it?

The fake Mac band reformed in 1975 as Stretch and recorded "Why Did You Do It" as a musical retort to Mick Fleetwood. They got some consolation out of the whole experience as the song made the British Top 20. They also made a 12-inch dance version."

via paul-pearson.blogspot.com...
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:48pm john:

Interesting. That would have been the perfect double bill! One of the directors was at our screening, and she was not a gifted speaker. You came out a lot better than we did! I'll say that Jody Stephens was an entirely engaging and sympathetic voice in the film--you can't help but end up really rooting for him, anyway.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:48pm Danne D:

um wouldn't MMXI be the year 2011?
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:48pm Uncle Michael:

I'm wrong...#16
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:50pm steve:

thats amazing, thanks Holly. i gotta find the dance version.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:51pm BadGuyZero:

The Party Faithful engineered by Mike Sin!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:52pm Droll:

Italo, Yes is getting good at cashing in, I'll bet that cruise worked. I'm sure they can count on DD for one more ticket!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 10:52pm Alex Slade B.:

that obits track reminded me of the new bomb turks. almost got me amped enough to finish my workout, but then there was something on twitter
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:53pm Michael from the Left Coast:

That is interesting trivia Holly!.
John, our screening had the male producer who is a much better public speaker than the female producer (who walked out of the Grammy Museum screening in LA) because she was so uncomfortable.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:58pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Leave it to Don Cavali--works the mellotron into the song!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 10:59pm Holly in NC:

This new Scud Mtn Boys sounds like old SMB, which I mean in a good way - it's perfect early weekend morning background music. Assuming one isn't having one of those weekends where VU or 'Sunday Morning Coming Down' is more appropriate.
  Wed. 8/7/13 10:59pm john:

That would explain the flat affect. Then I just feel bad for her. Small crowd, very pleasant environment in a beautiful old theater, but she was both happy to talk about her film and oddly uncomfortable at the same time. Also, having done it for years, public speaking is a weird thing, to be sure.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:00pm Marmalade Kitty:

Great show, EFD! listening late for the first time in a while..
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:00pm Droll:

Mellotron, multiple time signatures... This Cavelli tune is in 4-3-4-4-4/4, the chorus is 3/4. Must be prog. It's everywhere tonight!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:00pm Holly in NC:

Cavalli is gunning for EFD #1 2013 full-length in a big way!
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:03pm Danne D:

Here's an official Hi EFD :) and Hi Funk Fans :)
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:04pm Danne D:

little late with that news G ;)
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:05pm Danne D:

Funny that it took them 45 years to catch on to the Insane Clown Posse type marketing techniques
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:07pm Uncle Michael:

Ok, Proggalos...time for me to turn in. Great show, Evan.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:07pm Michael from the Left Coast:

John, the Big Star movie kind of reminded me of the Ramones documentary because the Ramones wanted to be pop stars and were depressed, confused and disgruntled when they didn't become pop stars. The Ramones made more money and are more widely known post breakup than while they were together
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:08pm Danne D:

@G so is it my imagination or has the whole School of Rock phenomenon really been the catalyst for the prog boomlet of late?

LOL Uncle Michaael :) Proggalos that's pretty awesome. Bet Tom could do a lot with that :)
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:08pm BadGuyZero:

Did Big Star open for Badfinger only one time? If so, I have a bootleg of the show [March 31, 1974]. Big Star's gear was stolen the night before and they were playing on borrowed gear.

I saw the version of Big Star that included Ken and Jon from The Posies when I lived in Seattle. I got to meet Alex and Jody after the show and spend about half an hour talking with them. Really nice guys.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:10pm Uncle Michael:

Tom?
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:11pm Holly in NC:

@Steve - If my internet connection stops farting I should have mp3 of extended Stretch shortly, email if you want a copy.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:11pm Uncle Michael:

And thank you, Danne D. People that appreciate my sense of humor are the loveliest people.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:13pm Michael from the Left Coast:

BadGuy--I'm guessing that's the show--because Jody talked about the theft but it must have been two nights because he said the gear was stolen after the Badfinger gig (and luckily he left his drums in the trailer and the trailer was left behind although the van was stolen with the guitars amps and whatever else in it) . Do you also have the Badfinger performance or just the Big STar performance?
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:13pm steve:

thanks Holly! but first, where'd you find it? perhaps i can download also
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:14pm Holly in NC:

@Steve - soulseek
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:15pm steve:

ahh, i dont have slsk anymore, ill email, thanks!
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:15pm john:

BTW, the Badfinger doc is also worth seeing despite certain quality lapses, but makes this one look like a romantic comedy in comparison.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:16pm Julie:

I miss the bubble bath music
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:16pm Michael from the Left Coast:

John, have you read the Dan Matovina Badfinger book? If not, highly recommended.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:16pm Holly in NC:

Hi Julie!

And Hi Danne!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:17pm Minnesota Jeff:

Hot stuff right here.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:17pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Man this track sounds like the backing track to that guy who did Nervous Breakdown on the Troublemakers album, was it Brian Brain?
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:18pm Danne D:

@Uncle Michael (I mean Scharpling of course) :)
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:18pm Danne D:

Hi Holly :)
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:19pm BadGuyZero:

@Michael From The Left Coast: I think I have the Badfinger set also. The show was in Cambridge, MA.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:19pm Julie:

Howdy Holly! How's it down there, I'm overdue an OBX trip.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:20pm Michael from the Left Coast:

I never realized that this song has the same chord progression in the verse as The Breakup Song by Greg Kihn
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:20pm john:

Yes, I thought it was great. The CD that came with it was fascinating, too.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:20pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Badguy we have to work out a trade for some show I have that you want to hear
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:21pm Michael from the Left Coast:

John, have you heard the Pete Ham demos cd? I think it's called 7 Park Grove? Very good--they added backing tracks later but the songs are very good
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:26pm Carmichael:

Evan, rare late night listen. Week 2 of vacation. I have playlist envy.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:26pm john:

Yeah, there are two of those, actually, another one called Golders Green. I liked them, for what they are.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:30pm john:

I holed up for a week with the Sudden box last month. Brilliant, underrated, blah blah blah...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:30pm Holly in NC:

Julie - For August in inland NC, it's pretty darn decent, I am loath to complain. OBX probably superb!

Although it's been crazy rainy. Farmers are in trouble.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:34pm Holly in NC:

@John - so the 4 cds of later/live material are worthwhile?
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:35pm john:

If you're a Sudden fan, absolutely worth it, especially as it's six discs for a pretty good price. If you're on the fence about him, probably best to work up to it.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:36pm Carmichael:

Damn, I love this Kronin!
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:39pm Carmichael:

Cronin. Cromagnon. Conan. Cojak.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:39pm Danne D:

G's link sent me down the wormhole of reading the whole Yes history on their website which is beyond comical in terms of the number of permutations and members. It also made me feel really old as it's been over 20 years since the most comical alignment - the one they formed for the 8-member MegaYes Union album.

Part of the sport of watching them was figuring out the band politics of how and why things went certain ways. The Union tour was done "in the round" which was a nice way of sort of keeping the duplicate members out of each other's way :)
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:40pm Julie:

@Holly last time I went it was right after that big hurricane, so probably in better shape this time. Hoping Sept/Oct
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:40pm Julie:

Cronut
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:40pm Michael from the Left Coast:

The chewy Chewy quote in there must be on purpose righrt?
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:45pm BadGuyZero:

"Six Day Run" is a sequel to "Four Day Creep."
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:45pm Danne D:

:( Dammint I didn't win Powerball. I wonder if I can get a refund on these defective tickets...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:45pm G:

and after that, "Eight Day Weak"
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:46pm steve:

Danne D - speaking of comical, have you seen the article by Rick Wakeman where he described Yes as the original Spinal Tap? i love Yes and i still laugh out loud every time i read this (which has been a good handful of times by now) www.dailymail.co.uk...
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:46pm Holly in NC:

@John - I have most everything Nikki ever released up to about 1986, & then I stopped keeping up. So.. I guess I need to preview.

Scarves rule! :-)
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:47pm Carmichael:

Danne, I saw Yes in '76, and again when my group opened for them in 1998. The 2nd setlist only had 3 new songs, one of them being Owner of a Lonely Heart. As the Holy Modal Rounders said, good taste is timeless.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:47pm G:

@Danne: Did you figure out who really had who locked in his dressing room on the Union tour? People are still arguing about that.
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:49pm Drakethesnake:

Shit is tight!
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:51pm john:

@Holly--Brocade Rock!

I love both the Jacobites and later solo material, and even his very last album was one of the strongest. He really matured in the best of ways.

The first two discs are a whirlwind best-of, but a lot of it will be post-86, so at least half of that may be newish to you. I'm glad I got it. But I also know a lot of people he really grates on.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:51pm Holly in NC:

@Steve - Priceless. Thank you so much for link!
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:51pm Mikey:

New Bomb Turks,"Defiled" on CD Jukebox @ the Library Bar. 7 Ave. A. Press 8211
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:53pm Carmichael:

Wakeman has some great things to say in the Moog documentary. Extended backstage commentary.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:54pm Danne D:

@steve I haven't but I've always gone on the assumption that they were the model in a lot of ways :)
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:55pm Holly in NC:

BTW, 2 thumbs up for Destry Hampton! Classic.
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:55pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Hello EFD and night creepers. Been listening while keeping busy. Good stuff as always.
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:55pm Danne D:

@G (and everyone) you've all clearly well beyond me in knowledge of all of these Yes details, I must say :)
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:56pm Danne D:

@G never heard that story but it's the least surprising story ever
Avatar    Wed. 8/7/13 11:57pm Danne D:

Well I gotta pack up :)
Have a good night EFD :) and Funk (and Prog) Fans :)
Thanks for you usual excellence, Evan :)
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:57pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I first encountered Nikki Sudden while having a cigarette with him on the sidewalk outside his last show, less than a week before he died. I guess I got in late.
     Wed. 8/7/13 11:57pm 12539:

Thanks, efd!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:58pm Holly in NC:

Thank you, Evan!
  Wed. 8/7/13 11:59pm john:

If it was his last show, that was about six hours before he died. You may have been the last one to catch the train before the doors closed!
Avatar Wed. 8/7/13 11:59pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Yes, on the other hand, I saw only once, at the Orange County Fairground at a warmup for the next night's tour opener at MSG. It poured, and the grandstand was not filled but at least was covered. It sort of felt like a random assemblage of people found out where Yes goes camping and all hiked up there to join them.
Avatar Thu. 8/8/13 12:00am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

John -- I might be wrong. It was within days, and someone told me it was his last. It was at PA's Lounge in Somerville, MA.
  Thu. 8/8/13 12:01am trish:

aka mostly accuplaylist
Avatar Thu. 8/8/13 12:01am Droll:

EFD, Great show, sorry I turned the comments board into Yesfest, I'm sure you understand!
I'll be back to do it again next week.
  Thu. 8/8/13 12:02am Carmichael:

Someday I will tell some of my Yes stories. They can be funny.
  Thu. 8/8/13 12:04am Dee Claw:

Thanks for playing Flypaper, EFD. Great show! Also, thanks BadGuyZero for buying our LP! We will restock once our next shipment arrives from Mexico x
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