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Options February 1, 2017: A visit from Seattle's STAG!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
fox  he's got magic   Options s/t  ariola america  1975      0:00:00 ()
roxy music  manifesto   Options manifesto  atco  1979      0:03:36 ()
the alan parsons project  you don't believe   Options 7"  arista  1983      0:08:31 ()
the kaisers  patricia ann   Options wishing street  no hit  1997      0:13:20 ()
jean knight  carry on   Options va-i'm a good woman 2  harmless   2001      0:15:10 ()
the new marketts  mary hartman, mary hartman   Options 12"  calliope  1977      0:18:12 ()
 
erik nervous  people falling over   Options teen distortion art junk music 7" ep  neck chop      *   0:32:19 ()
rebel kind  i don't want to see you   Options just for fools  urinal cake      *   0:34:43 ()
ogre you asshole  everythingsomethingnothing   Options everythingsomethingnothing  p-vine      *   0:36:41 ()
plates of cake  old time brutes   Options becoming double  self-released      *   0:40:16 ()
colin newman  lorries   Options not to  sentient sonics    new 2CD reissue, orig 1982  *   0:44:28 ()
 
sleaford mods  britain thirst   Options t.c.r. 12" ep  rough trade      *   0:52:24 ()
sonic avenues  monotonic   Options disconnector  dirtnap / blow the fuse      *   0:55:24 ()
blue orchids  the flood   Options awesome  tiny global productions    orig 1980  *   0:58:25 ()
that petrol emotion  can't stop   Options 12"          1:02:42 ()
that petrol emotion  good thing   Options manic pop thrill          1:06:32 ()
stag  love her records   Options s/t          1:07:51 ()
 
stag  the bedazzler   Options 7"  hockeytalkter      *   1:27:19 ()
stag  she+me   Options temporary machines cd ep          1:30:48 ()
that petrol emotion  detonate my dreams   Options fireproof  ryko        1:33:50 ()
 
stag  runner   Options 7"  hockeytalkter      *   1:49:38 ()
that petrol emotion  scum surfin'   Options chemicrazy  ryko        1:53:05 ()
stag  another summer   Options digital single    2013      1:57:21 ()
stag  the bedazzler   Options 7"  hockeytalkter    YES, AGAIN!  *   1:59:50 ()
 
sam kogon  work it out / i'm letting go   Options psychic tears  beyond beyond is beyond      *   2:10:47 ()
david bowie  zeroes   Options never let me down  emi america  1987      2:13:51 ()
obits  let me dream if i want to   Options 7"  sub pop  2012      2:19:11 ()
acid arab  buzq blues   Options musique de france  crammed disc      *   2:22:10 ()
james chance & the contortions  melt yourself down   Options the flesh is weak  true groove      *   2:26:27 ()
the limiñanas   prisunic   Options malamore  hozac      *   2:31:06 ()
 
the proper ornaments  bridge by a tunnel   Options foxhole  slumberland      *   2:41:59 ()
bad bad  takedown   Options s/t  s-s      *   2:45:05 ()
pearl harbor & the explosions  drivin'   Options 7"  415  1979      2:48:52 ()
the modern airline  bus trapped underground   Options 7"  alien orb    Playing live on my show NEXT WEEK!!    2:52:47 ()
cherry glazerr  moon dust   Options apocalipstick  secretly canadian      *   2:56:03 ()
 

Listener comments!

  Wed. 2/1/17 9:08pm Marc Francis:

GODDAMN ROXY MUSIC FTW!!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 9:10pm JakeGould:

Hi!
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 9:10pm Mailman Tom:

We went to see Roxy Music at the Academy of Music on 14th Street back in the day. Mr. Ferry looked so elegant in his white suit!
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:11pm Figgsrock:

I bought 4 APP albums in the past month, so I approve this message.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:11pm efd:

wish I would have seen them back then, Mailman Tom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:12pm efd:

ha, good call Figgs! And greetings Jake and Marc!
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:14pm clinton hensley:

Hey, Evan. Taking a break from the regular. Nice to hear you're still at it. Comforting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:15pm efd:

Clinton! Great to see you here.
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:17pm clinton hensley:

:) Randy and I were just thinking, it's been too long since our last EFD fix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:19pm steve:

yes! non stop hits so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:20pm steve:

wow great instrumental here
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:20pm Andal:

You just made three people of three different generations shriek by playing the disco Mary Hartman song. Also dance. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:23pm efd:

it's like a WFMU hat trick!
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 9:24pm JakeGould:

That “Mary Hartman” synth tho.
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 9:30pm Loretta:

Evan..... hi.....really enjoying the show as usual.
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:33pm Figgsrock:

Oh man, that Stag single is my fave song of this year so far. I wonder what else would be worth getting from that band?
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:37pm Fernando P.:

Things are kinda unreal down here in Brazil right now also and listening to WFMU is always a good break from the political murk and the economical meltdown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:43pm efd:

thanks for tuning in, Fernando, and good luck.
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 9:44pm JakeGould:

@Fernando P.: At least you can be assured that we here in the U.S. now have some true political empathy to share with the world…
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:50pm Philthy woman:

we should all learn ' not to'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:51pm Philthy woman:

just because you can doesn't mean you should - my MO for a LOOONG time that I'm not always good at sticking to
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:53pm A.T.F.:

LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.....
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:54pm PJ:

or change it!
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:55pm Bklyn kid:

britain thirst sleaford mods
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:55pm PJ:

Persuasion begins with free-form radio
  Wed. 2/1/17 9:55pm Marc15:

There's a song about being kidnapped?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 9:55pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Funklettes
...diggin this sleaford mods
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 10:02pm Uncle Michael:

Present.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 10:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 10:05pm Uncle Michael:

La-la-la-la live for today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 10:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'm glad that we are different.
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 10:08pm JakeGould:

Spock Beard Reality
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 10:09pm Scraps:

h'lo hey h'lo
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 10:27pm Hoboken Jack:

STAG!!! Tuned in just in time.
  Wed. 2/1/17 10:28pm Figgsrock:

EFD, can you ask the Stag guys to book a gig around Bumbershoot? I'll be in Seattle then and would love to see them play.
  Wed. 2/1/17 10:29pm Naomi and Sofia:

STAG!!! Our favorite band. Let the drummer speak!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 10:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

☆Glam☆Stomp☆ !
  Wed. 2/1/17 10:30pm A.T.F.:

The fat elvis marc meets the mumbling ozzy....great tune..
  Wed. 2/1/17 10:31pm Deb Klein:

Love to John and the guys! Sounds amazing. Having known John since 1986 and so many nights of rock n roll in various bands and also sharing a stage with him, SOOO great to hear it's still alive!! Nice!!!
  Wed. 2/1/17 10:34pm randy in NC:

Been a while since I've commented here. Re. Roxy Music at the Academy of Music, if that was the one that Television opened for, I was there too...
  Wed. 2/1/17 10:36pm Greg:

I was in two bands w/ John from STAG in high school back in Cincinnati (HC-ish bands both, zine community and all that) -- very glad he's still rocking!
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 10:38pm tuner fish:

great set! love the stag and petrol
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 10:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

fb: www.facebook.com...
  Wed. 2/1/17 10:49pm Figgsrock:

Oh man, I would love to take them up on their offer. Tell them I've liked them on FB and I'll definitely send them a message in the summer.
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 10:55pm Hoboken Jack:

I love that his voice is distinctive but has just enough of that Feargal warble to tie it all together.
  Wed. 2/1/17 10:58pm Stevel:

As previously noted, that is a tremendous voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 10:59pm efd:

yep, I know what you mean Jack.
  Wed. 2/1/17 11:00pm Carmichael:

I was washing dishes and couldn't post, but late hello from a Wexford lad. I still play Petrol's "Mine" in my rotation.
  Wed. 2/1/17 11:01pm Figgsrock:

So nice you played it twice?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:01pm efd:

Indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...not just Wh♂, but Entwistle brass...& CheapTrick & ReddKross even...& stuff. I be tellin' a friend or two aboot Stag...
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 11:03pm Hoboken Jack:

Bedazzler x 2!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 2/1/17 11:04pm Santos L Halper:

Dazzler- worst. X-man. ever.
Or greatest.
These guys, on the other hand +++
  Wed. 2/1/17 11:10pm Keenan:

Oh hey, I interviewed Plates of Cake last summer on The New Afternoon Show back on WNYU. Good Show so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:11pm efd:

Hey Keenan! Love it - thanks for listening!
  Wed. 2/1/17 11:19pm PJ:

Huh, a good track from Never Let Me Down. Maybe I was misled 3o years ago by Day In, Day Out. (Late 80s production doesn't really help it.)
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 11:22pm chris_in_space:

What up ma funksts'. joinin late tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:27pm efd:

happy to have you, chris!

PJ, I've found there are good songs buried on many of the Bowie albums I overlooked at the time...
  Wed. 2/1/17 11:37pm PJ:

I picked up a box set of Bowie CDs from the 90s and early 00s, each with an extra disc of bonus tracks, at a stoop sale sometime in the mid-00s, listened to them all a couple of times and couldn't find anything that really spoke to me. I went back after his death and listened to them again, and did find at least a couple of good songs on each set, but the overall impression was still not that impressive. But Lazarus was really good, I'm glad he went out on a high note, as it were. (I think it helped that it was only 7 songs, instead of, say, 19.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:38pm coelacanth:

PJ, by 1984 i'd lost all interest in Bowie. i read an interview with him c.2008 which restored respect for him but still bored by the music, which was what i heard on the rare occasion i heard commercial radio.
then on his birthday last year Daniel Blumin played "lazarus" and i thought, "hmm maybe i shouldn't have ignored Bowie all this time."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:41pm coelacanth:

there are about 5 albums between '84 and '16 that i've gotten into since then. (not including lazarus, which is perfectly Stellar)
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 11:43pm chris_in_space:

By the second chord I decided that this Proper Ornaments track was ok with me.
  Wed. 2/1/17 11:44pm herb.nyc:

re music in the morning on wfmu, Nachum had some on his show. His opening song actually is cool, kinda anthemic. I mighta recorded it on my phone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:55pm efd:

good point, herb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:56pm Scraps:

Pearl Harbor & the Explosions! Ah, reminiscing.... Drivin' was an awesome song, it still makes me happy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:57pm Scraps:

Drivn'! (Drivin'!)
Avatar Wed. 2/1/17 11:58pm Hoboken Jack:

Another splendid show, EFD. Thank you!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:58pm efd:

got my foot on the accelerator...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/1/17 11:59pm Scraps:

(Drivin' drivin'!)
  Wed. 2/8/17 10:32pm Santi:

Thanks for bringing the Modern Airline to the show¡, they are great, loved heraing them through the waves¡,
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