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Options May 4, 2016: It's another InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party!

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Yes, after two years it's time for another InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party! Last weekend at the WFMU Record Fair I stopped by two tables and spent most of the money I had on me, so I stopped there. This is a pretty modest list compared to past years, but here are the records I bought on Saturday. Now YOU THE LISTENER have the opportunity to tell me which record(s) you want to hear! Take a look, and post a comment if there's something you want to hear! The party begins at 9pm!

The Sensational Shoes - "Mommy's Girl" (Shoestring, 1982)
Huang Chung - "Stand Still" (Rewind, 1980)
Ultravox! - "Dangerous Rhythm" (Island, 1977)
The Office Boy! - "How Can I" (Holyrood, 1980)
Slinky & the EPHS - "Temporary Thing" (DinDisc, 1980)
Slik - "Don't Take Your Love Away" / non-LP "This Side Up" (Arista, 1976)
Red Beans & Rice - "That Driving Beat" (Chiswick, 1980)
The Shares - "Alicia" (Berlin Rock News, 1980)
Sharonettes - "Papa Ooh Mow Mow" (Black Magic, 1975)
Riff Regan - "The Only One" (MCA, 1980)
Huang Chung - "Ti Na Na" (Arista, 1982)
Medium Medium - "Hungry, So Angry" (Cherry Red, 1981)
Otto & the Elevators - "Lady Jane" [not a cover] (Vera, 1976)
Prime Suspect - "Catastrophe Today" (Satellite, undated; 1980-81?)
The Misdemeanors - "She Doesn't Love You Anymore" (EMI, 1979)
The Secret - "The Young Ones" (Arista, 1977)
Redskins - "Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)" (Decca, 1985)
The Escalators - "Something's Missing" (Big Beat, 1983)
Jimmy Edwards & the Profile - "Twentieth Century Time" (Warner Bros UK, 1979)
The Rest - "Carnival" (Shooting Star, 1979)
Spoilers - "Standing In A Line" (WEA, 1980)
Martian Dance - "The Situation" (EMI, 1981)
The Moondogs - "Talking In The Canteen" (Real Records, 1981)
K. K. Black - "California Sun" (Aura, 1978)
Kevin Short & his Privates - "Punk Strut" (EMI, 1978)
The Depressions - "Messing With Your Heart" (Barn, 1978)

(* = new)

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
the secret  the young ones   Options 7"  arista  1977       
kevin short & his privates  punk strut   Options 7"  emi  1978      0:02:34 ()
k. k. black  california sun   Options 7"  aura  1978      0:05:26 ()
the sharonettes  papa ooh mow mow   Options 7"  black magic  1975      0:09:23 ()
ultravox!  dangerous rhythm   Options 7"  island  1977      0:11:44 ()
otto & the elevators  lady jane   Options 7"  vera  1976      0:15:55 ()
the moondogs  talking in the canteen   Options 7"  real records  1981      0:19:54 ()
the escalators  something's missing   Options 7"  big beat  1983      0:23:24 ()
 
red beans & rice  that driving beat   Options 7"  chiswick  1980      0:36:31 ()
slinky & the ephs  temporary thing   Options 7"  dindisc  1980      0:38:50 ()
the sensational shoes  mommy's girl   Options 7"  shoestring   1982      0:42:09 ()
the depressions  messing with your heart   Options 7"  barn  1978      0:46:46 ()
the misdemeanors  she doesn't love you anymore   Options 7"  emi  1979      0:50:09 ()
medium medium  hungry, so angry   Options 7"  cherry red  1981      0:53:40 ()
 
parquet courts  human performance   Options human performance  rough trade      *   1:01:53 ()
moderat  finder   Options iii  monkeytown/mute      *   1:05:57 ()
the cave singers  that's why   Options banshee  self-released      *   1:11:05 ()
heron oblivion  oriar   Options s/t  sub pop    playing at Monty Hall on Thurs May 26, with Chris Forsyth and Endless Boogie  *   1:15:26 ()
sea wren  la stems   Options s/t  loli pop!    check it here!  *   1:19:27 ()
 
nervous twitch  a little self discipline   Options 7" ep  punk fox      *   1:31:21 ()
autobodies  train song   Options va-days of our youth: an eclectic mix of delta 5 covers  bomb the twist    see more here  *   1:34:19 ()
prolapse  autocade   Options italian flag  jetset  1998      1:36:34 ()
white hills   coming for you   Options no game to play  thrill jockey    new reissue of 2003 demo  *   1:40:08 ()
a giant dog  sex & drugs   Options pile  merge      *   1:43:24 ()
 
billy changer  your my girl [sic]   Options s/t  loli pop!      *   1:51:43 ()
red mass  possession   Options rouge no. 2 12" ep  slovenly/mondo mongo      *   1:54:35 ()
wire  internal exile   Options nocturnal koreans  pink flag      *   1:57:40 ()
david bowie  the stars (are out tonight)   Options the next day  columbia/iso  2013    *   2:01:39 ()
savages  surrender   Options adore life  matador      *   2:05:03 ()
 
woods  can't see at all   Options city sun eater in the river of light  woodsist    playing Saturday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Ultimate Painting  *   2:18:46 ()
ultimate painting  central park blues   Options s/t  trouble in mind  2014  playing Saturday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Woods    2:23:25 ()
the feelies  deep fascination   Options only life  bar none    new cd reisue, orig 1988  *   2:28:13 ()
kayak  astral aliens / what's in a name   Options periscope life  mercury  1980  a Kayak two-fer? Why not.    2:31:44 ()
m83  bibi the dog   Options junk  mute      *   2:39:17 ()
lemuria  get that happy feeling   Options va-aloha got soul: soul, aor & disco in hawai'i 1979-1985  strut    orig 1978; '70s Hawaiian band, not the 2000s band from Buffalo  *   2:43:00 ()
 
crash course in science  jump over barrels   Options jump over barrels 12"  dark entries    orig 1981, new vinyl reissue  *   2:50:26 ()
klaus johann grobe  ein guter tag   Options spagat der liebe  trouble in mind    playing next Wednesday night at Cake Shop and Thursday at Shea Stadium  *   2:53:45 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 8:27pm efd:

It's another InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party! Take a look at the list of records I bought at the WFMU Record Fair and leave a comment here telling me what you want to hear!
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 8:44pm Cal Zone!:

I request 'Punk Strut' by Kevin Short & his Privates, as well as 'Temporary Thing' by Slinky and The EPHS. Thanks
  Wed. 5/4/16 8:52pm peymojo:

I'm pretty sure it was gonna make it into the show anyway, but definitely Ultravox!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 9:04pm JakeGould:

Fifthsies!
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 9:05pm jmd:

Sharonettes please
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:06pm john:

Hey Evan! The Moondogs!
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 9:08pm Loretta:

Ultravox! for sure!
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:08pm P-90:

Hi efd! Ultravox is a given, right? And I'd love to check out Otto too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 9:09pm melinda:

I'm curious about Otto and the Elevators.
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:09pm djelrock:

Where is this list? Im not a regular listener.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 9:09pm JakeGould:

@djelrock: The list is in the text of the playlist you can usually see in the desktop/web site. If you are on mobile, you can’t see it.
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:10pm V Priceless:

Hey Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 9:10pm JakeGould:

I request: The Escalators - "Something's Missing"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 9:10pm Folsom:

ok let's here otto and the elevators, just for the name
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 9:10pm Walt:

Was just about to request "Papa Ooh Mow Mow!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 9:11pm Folsom:

sorry meant hear not here
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:11pm Bklyn kid:

Yea to Sharonettes
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:11pm P-90:

The Escalators from 1983 caught my eye also, Jake
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 9:12pm Mailman Tom:

"That Driving Beat" sure sounds like a good one!
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:12pm Anndal:

I am curious about Kevin Short & His Privates...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 9:14pm efd:

already played that one, Anndal! It was the second song of the show.
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:15pm P-90:

Wait, was this before "Down Under" by Men at Work?!
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:16pm djelrock:

Thanks @JakeGould. Im on mobile so cannot see it. It's ok. Good tunes!
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 9:16pm Walt:

Try to check out the great version of "Papa Ooh Mow Mow" by the Persuasions from their excellent album "Chirpin'." Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be on YouTube.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 9:17pm melinda:

Can't believe I missed the privates.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 9:17pm JakeGould:

@djelriock: I’ll help you!

• The Sensational Shoes - "Mommy's Girl" (Shoestring, 1982)
• Huang Chung - "Stand Still" (Rewind, 1980)
• Ultravox! - "Dangerous Rhythm" (Island, 1977)
• The Office Boy! - "How Can I" (Holyrood, 1980)
• Slinky & the EPHS - "Temporary Thing" (DinDisc, 1980)
• Slik - "Don't Take Your Love Away" / non-LP "This Side Up" (Arista, 1976)
• Red Beans & Rice - "That Driving Beat" (Chiswick, 1980)
• The Shares - "Alicia" (Berlin Rock News, 1980)
• Sharonettes - "Papa Ooh Mow Mow" (Black Magic, 1975)
• Riff Regan - "The Only One" (MCA, 1980)
• Huang Chung - "Ti Na Na" (Arista, 1982)
• Medium Medium - "Hungry, So Angry" (Cherry Red, 1981)
• Otto & the Elevators - "Lady Jane" [not a cover] (Vera, 1976)
• Prime Suspect - "Catastrophe Today" (Satellite, undated; 1980-81?)
• The Misdemeanors - "She Doesn't Love You Anymore" (EMI, 1979)
• The Secret - "The Young Ones" (Arista, 1977)
• Redskins - "Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)" (Decca, 1985)
• The Escalators - "Something's Missing" (Big Beat, 1983)
• Jimmy Edwards & the Profile - "Twentieth Century Time" (Warner Bros UK, 1979)
• The Rest - "Carnival" (Shooting Star, 1979)
• Spoilers - "Standing In A Line" (WEA, 1980)
• Martian Dance - "The Situation" (EMI, 1981)
• The Moondogs - "Talking In The Canteen" (Real Records, 1981)
• K. K. Black - "California Sun" (Aura, 1978)
• Kevin Short & his Privates - "Punk Strut" (EMI, 1978)
• The Depressions - "Messing With Your Heart" (Barn, 1978)
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:19pm Cal Zone!:

It's like I'm programming my own radio show! Thanks InterActiv!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 9:22pm Folsom:

@Cal Zone! I'm surprised no one at FMU has done a totally InterActiv show every week, freeform once removed from the DJ.
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:23pm john:

Thanks for The Moondogs! Who's Gonna Tell Mary? is still one of my fave rave 45s.
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:24pm andrew:

ok, i'll ask, when does jakegould get his fillin
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:25pm P-90:

It's the Radio Show of the Future, now! Imagine if Murray the K could have gotten his hands on Interactiv...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 9:25pm JakeGould:

It’s InterActiv™
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:28pm djelrock:

Oh man Thank you! @JakeGould. I'd ask for the Depressions. Txs
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 9:29pm geezerette:

The Misdemeanors-"She Doesn't Love You Anymore"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 9:30pm melinda:

The ™ part cracked me up.
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:33pm jon:

awesome 70's block. great start evan
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:36pm jon:

the ™ part made me laff too
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:42pm mb:

How could you not play Hungry So Angry? Anytime is the right time to hear that!
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:43pm Cal Zone!:

I imagined Slinky and the EPHS as something entirely different than this, yet I find it to be strangely satisfying. Thanks InterActiv EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 9:44pm efd:

I'm not done yet, mb!
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:45pm mb:

:)
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:45pm Bklyn kid:

InterActiv EFD changed my life!
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:46pm V Priceless:

bridge to nowhere! ; )
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:50pm V Priceless:

Martian Dance make the cut?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 9:51pm efd:

Maybe later!
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 9:54pm geezerette:

Ha haha! :D
  Wed. 5/4/16 9:55pm V Priceless:

classic!
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 9:56pm geezerette:

Medium Medium are great!
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 9:59pm geezerette:

fun!fun!fun!
  Wed. 5/4/16 10:00pm Cal Zone!:

Medium Medium were a good live act too! Lots of dry ice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:01pm Scraps deSelby:

I really want to hear the flip side of "Hungry So Angry", "Nasdat Dream" (though I missed the Interactive Listening Party, damn)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:03pm Uncle Michael:

Greetings, Funkateers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:04pm Stevel:

Hail, efd, hail UM and all the rest.
  Wed. 5/4/16 10:05pm V Priceless:

hey Unc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:12pm efd:

hey, thanks everyone for listening and commenting so far tonight, I appreciate it! And thanks to those of you who took part in the InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party - that was a lot of fun.
  Wed. 5/4/16 10:19pm Bklyn kid:

Thank You for broadcasting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 10:19pm JakeGould:

Thanks for being!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:21pm coelacanth:

Greetings Evan and Funkadelics
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:25pm Stevel:

JakeGould: Enjoyed your James Chance vids on Instagram. Almost like being there, except probably not as sweaty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:27pm Uncle Michael:

Give the Drummer Radio, you say? Sounds interesting.
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 10:29pm Alex of Chicago:

Greetings EFD fans. Go Sox. You can't lose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:37pm efd:

yeah, not a bad year for the Sox so far! Still a long way to go, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:40pm Uncle Michael:

I sure hope the Sox win tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:41pm efd:

oh I think they will. ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:42pm Uncle Michael:

Yay!
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 10:43pm glenn:

bosox leading chisox 5 - 2. end of 8.
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 10:46pm Alex of Chicago:

If I make a trip back to the Fens, do you think jtkantor will play this on the organ for me?
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 10:46pm glenn:

after 26 games the cubbies have a run differential of +93. that's astonishing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:47pm coelacanth:

i like a giant dog.
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 10:47pm Alex of Chicago:

A Giant Dog is legit live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:48pm coelacanth:

(and i particularly like sex and drugs)
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 10:50pm glenn:

hey coelacanth - friend of yours? news.nationalpost.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:52pm Uncle Michael:

I'm excited about my dental appointment tomorrow. My dentist's dad is a former Cub.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:52pm coelacanth:

wow glenn, interesting. it might be a relation, yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:58pm efd:

Sox win!

(sorry, Alex)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:58pm Uncle Michael:

Boston wins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:59pm Uncle Michael:

And as the day nears an end...ONE team has 20 wins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 10:59pm efd:

speaking of, I heard the other day that tomorrow might be the first time four first-place teams play each other in the same city, or something silly like that...
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 11:01pm Alex of Chicago:

I'm just happy to be here. Still in 1st place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:01pm Uncle Michael:

Umm...what city would that be?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:02pm Uncle Michael:

Ah, I see!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:02pm efd:

Chicago?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:02pm efd:

cubs v nationals maybe?
  Wed. 5/4/16 11:03pm V Priceless:

nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:03pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, my slow brain put it together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 11:19pm Ken From Hyde Park:

That was a nice Bowie track. Haven't heard that before. There's an asterisk in the New column. Is that track considered new? Signed, Curious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 11:25pm JakeGould:

“What goes on… In your mind… I feel that this song is riffing on that one!”
  Wed. 5/4/16 11:28pm Sr.Riggins:

Holy moly, so many bangers right now!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:28pm coelacanth:

yeh. definitely some VU adoration here.
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 11:31pm Alex of Chicago:

There's a car chase happening in my area right now. I'm only mildly disappointed that it hasn't gone down one of my streets.
Avatar Wed. 5/4/16 11:32pm Alex of Chicago:

I think the Feelies is a good soundtrack for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:32pm coelacanth:

maybe you noticed too the end of the woods songs was noticeably like the end of can's "vitamin c".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:35pm coelacanth:

i heard a car chase late one night when i lived in plainfield, nj. i heard it for several minutes until i heard a tremendous crash. someone had hit a glass bus stop enclosure downtown, about 4-5 blocks away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:37pm coelacanth:

i feel bad for whomever it was, but i wish i'd recorded it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 11:48pm JakeGould:

Even have helicopters loop above your building? Now that’s something!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 11:54pm JakeGould:

“Crash Course in Science” is so good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:55pm coelacanth:

yes, it sounds cool; but when it occurs daily you might start thinking about shooting them down. they use infrared photography to look for drugs. they have no legitimate reason to disturb people and waste tax money and resources.
...but yeah, i've made a few recordings of whirlybirds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/4/16 11:57pm JakeGould:

Oh, helicopters over buildings is never fun! But as a kid—since I lived near the beach—watching coast guard helicopters swoop back and forth near the shoreline was fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:58pm coelacanth:

ein guter tag ist interessant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/4/16 11:59pm coelacanth:

shit yeah! don't get me wrong -helicopters are awesome!
Avatar Thu. 5/5/16 12:01am Alex of Chicago:

Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/5/16 12:01am coelacanth:

Thanks Evan!
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