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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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Options May 12, 2008: starts with gee, ends with why

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
trooper  the boys in the bright white sports car   Options hot shots  mca  1979      0:00:00 ()
medium medium  hungry so angry   Options the glitterhouse  cherry red  1981      0:02:53 ()
carolyn crawford  good and plenty   Options va-conquer the world  phila. intl  2008      0:06:52 ()
jimmie cross  super duper man   Options va-red bird story  charly  1999      0:09:36 ()
pink reason  scared shitless   Options 7"  fashionable idiots      *   0:11:43 ()
lover  haunted   Options gathered in the graveyard  red lounge  2007      0:13:56 ()
the dictators  loyola   Options every day is saturday  norton  2007  i know i just played them last week, but i had to run to the library and get this when i was listening to that Lover song just now    0:16:37 ()
cheap time  falling down   Options s/t  in the red      *   0:19:21 ()
nice face  fubar over you   Options demo cdr  self-released      *   0:21:38 ()
baskervilles  caught in a crosswalk   Options twilight  secret crush    yay!  *   0:32:54 ()
st. etienne  who do you think you are   Options cd maxi-single  warner bros  1993      0:35:27 ()
a faulty chromosome  anomie's the enemy   Options as an ex-anorexic's six sicks...  self-released      *   0:39:01 ()
these are powers  chipping ice   Options taro tarot  hoss      *   0:43:21 ()
christer bladin  wildkatze   Options va-the in-kraut vol 2  marina  2006      0:47:02 ()
the okmoniks  i'm done   Options party fever!!!  slovenly      *   0:54:52 ()
pesky gee  where is my mind   Options va-psychedelic pstones vol 1  castle  2004      0:56:35 ()
clinic  high coin   Options do it!  domino      *   0:59:54 ()
blank dogs  in a web   Options 7"  daggerman      *   1:02:53 ()
crystal castles  magic spells   Options s/t  last gang      *   1:14:59 ()
jigsaw  sky high   Options 7"  chelsea  1975      1:19:09 ()
blackrock  blackrock yeah yeah   Options va-memphis 70  ace/bgp        1:22:00 ()
the herbaliser  clap your hands   Options same as it never was  !k7      *   1:24:51 ()
neil diamond  forgotten   Options home before dark  columbia      *   1:34:07 ()
agent side grinder  lashes of flashes   Options s/t  enfant terrible      *   1:38:09 ()
the treniers  rockin' is our bizness   Options in the '50s  rev-ola      *   1:41:39 ()
dizzee rascal  sirens   Options maths + english  definitive jux      *   1:44:29 ()
thor  we keep rockin' on   Options live in detroit  ektro    cd reissue; orig 1985  *   1:53:55 ()
amebix  sanctuary   Options no sanctuary  alternative tentacles      *   1:57:21 ()
motorhead  born to raise hell   Options airheads soundtrack  fox  1994  with special guests Ice-T and Whitfield Crane!    2:01:25 ()
ministry and co-conspirators  radar love   Options cover up  13th planet      *   2:05:36 ()
van duren  grow yourself up   Options are you serious?  water    orig 1978ish  *   2:18:44 ()
gladhands  destiny's darling   Options wow and flutter  big deal  1999      2:23:05 ()
eggstone  against the sun   Options ca chaufee en suede  wagram  2001      2:27:57 ()
the pets  only one   Options 7"  broken rekids  2006      2:30:29 ()
the old haunts  volatile   Options poisonous times  kill rock stars      *   2:36:21 ()
indian jewelry  swans   Options free gold!  we are free      *   2:41:02 ()
busted statues  heart upside down   Options va-let's breed  throbbing lobster  1984  they have a myspace page. Is anyone surprised? http://www.myspace.com/bustedstatues    2:44:23 ()
numbers  product lust   Options in my mind all the time  tigerbeat 6  2004      2:48:08 ()
jonah p. jones  sunrise highway   Options va-le beat bespoke vol 3  circle      *   2:51:44 ()
james pants  my tree   Options welcome  stones throw      *   2:54:03 ()
dj babu  rockchuuch / classix   Options the beat tape vol 1  nature sounds      *   2:57:23 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 5/12/08 11:05pm Droll:

Oh no -- revenge of the Name Name!
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:09pm efd:

heh... don't worry, droll, I think i already milked that for all it was worth.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:13pm Sybil:

Super Duper Manny?
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:18pm efd:

yeah, i guess that day off helped! Too bad the pitching didn't come through, though...
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:27pm Droll:

Tell me there's a Nice Face release I can add to my collection where I've already made a space for it.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:30pm joe:

Dude, never apologize for the Dictators
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:34pm toni daytona:

EFD--------sup???? whuts a monday nite without me?? TONI D.???? evan,,you know we really have sumtin in common----- we're the most goodlookin people on this earth!!!!!!! also evan luann,,gunther,,brad & i are hittin the beach this weekend,,,,its gonna be FUN!!!!!! WELL EFD,,PEACE---LOVE & JOY,HUGS & KISSES,,EVAN U ROCK BABE!!!!!!!!=)=)=)
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:36pm HugoBass:

Weather genuine enthusiasm, or dedicated performance art, I support the poster above me wholeheartedly
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:37pm efd:

joe -- point taken, you're absolutely right.
toni - a monday night without you would have to be a tuesday night.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:38pm Droll:

. o O ( TD Comma Abuse: Check. All we're missing now is an April Wine tune, hopefully I Like To Rock, and the show's a veritable smash )
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:39pm Sybil:

nice version of "Who Do You Think You Are."

I'm depressed. Cheer me up, please.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:45pm efd:

careful what you wish for, Droll!
Sybil, I will do my utmost to un-depress you.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:48pm Sybil:

It's Julian Tavarez being DFA. Sigh.

But "anomie's the enemy" got me giggling a little. I love everything aboutn it, including the band and album names.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:49pm efd:

nuts, i spoke too soon... my April Wine greatest hits CD isn't in my CD carrying case this week. but maybe next time!
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:50pm efd:

oh shoot, i hadn't heard about that! damn, that's a shame, i liked him. although he definitely wasn't the 2007 Julain Tavarez this year... but you hate to lose a personality like that.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:51pm James:

yea, im checking out the faulty chromosones myspace now, good stuff, says that they're playing at wfmu on the 19th. gotta remember that
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:51pm Joe:

Evan, this is off topic, but would you recommend Clinic as a live act? I ask you only because I just (about 5 seconds ago) found out Im going to be in DC the night they play the Black Cat. And I first heard them on your show.

Also because I'm not super familiar with them, and you're awesome and I respect your opinion.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:54pm Jessica:

I'm going to be singing "wildkatze," just like that, all week.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:58pm juanes:

me gusto tacos y burritos
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:58pm Jessica:

...because it's way too damned catchy. And also because you're awesome and I respect your aurvurum.
  Mon. 5/12/08 11:59pm Joe:

See I told you you're awesome.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:00am Sybil:

way awesome
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:09am Joe:

Davies, as always, you defy expectations.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:14am speccy:

"Saint Etienne's breezy 1993 dance hit "Who Do You Think You Are?" has some interesting pedigree. Although it sounds like classic Etienne magic, it's actually a cover of an old song by Jigsaw, best known for 1975's delightful No. 3 single "Sky High", and featured almost "co" lead vocals between Sarah Cracknell and Debsey Wykes of Dolly Mixture fame. The song was previously a hit in the '70s when covered by Candlewick Green and was also recorded by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods ("Billy, Don't Be a Hero") long before the Saint Etienne version"
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:14am Laurie:

I'm kind of glad I don't live in the New York area. I would have such a hard time deciding which shows to see each day.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:14am Amanda:

"Who Do You Think You Are" was originally recorded/released by Jigsaw in 1975, says the internet!

Weird 9/11 concert story: a few weeks ago I found an un-ripped (expensive) ticket for U2 at Madison Square Garden... for a date that was shortly after 9/11/01. Obviously the show was cancelled and the buyer kept the ticket as a memento. Kind of chilling to find it in 2008.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:15am Amanda:

Aaaaahhhh, speccy, you beat me!
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:17am efd:


holy crap!

thank you speccy and Amanda!
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:18am Sybil:

As late as 1975, really?Huh.

If the Internet says it, it must be true!
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:18am Joe:

Laurie, it's easy to decide when a beer will cost you 8.50.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:19am efd:

Jigsaw 7" that I've been carrying back and forth for months now is coming right up...
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:19am efd:

(it's not "Who Do You Think You Are")
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:19am Laurie:

Joe, I live in Miami. It's just as expensive here. :(
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:22am Joe:

One day, I'm gonna move to the middle of the country somewhere. Like Aspen. Where the beer flows like WINE.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:23am Laurie:

This jigsaw tune reminds me of The Greatest American Hero theme song
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:29am Amanda:

Joe, was that a Holmes reference? I'm consistently impressed/delighted/frightened by your listener in-jokes.

I love "Sky High" -- how serendipitous that was!
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:36am Joe:

Dual Holmes/Dumb and Dumber.

What word starts with g and ends with y that you can't say on the radio?

Apparently, when they played the demos for Neil after he cut the record, he was extremely impressed, then asked Rubin "So, when does the orchestra come in?"
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:40am efd:

haha, that is hilarious!

I'm not going to say it here either, because I don't want its meaning to be misconstrued as negative, which is not how I mean it.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:42am Amanda:

"Gladys Knight-y," we shall assume.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:44am efd:

ha! yes, exactly.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:46am Droll:

Gaudy? Is this like a crossword?
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:49am Joe:

See, us kids, we use that word all the time, to the point its gained its own odd connotation, really neither positive nor negative. Thats what we get for coming of age after Ellen, Queer Eye, and Will and Grace.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:55am Joe:

Solid recovery. That is a bizarre dream though. Freud would have a field day.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:57am efd:

I hear you Joe, but having grown up myself when that was a high-school hallway insult I'm still reluctant to throw it around so casually.
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:58am Droll:

Thor is Canuk! Norse wannabe!
  Tue. 5/13/08 12:59am efd:

Droll, you seem to know an awful lot about Canadian hard rock bands. Is there something you want to share with the rest of us?
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:00am Joe:

I can respect that.

My theory is that Droll is actually Chad Kroeger.
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:04am Joe in Korea:

Rock! Yes! Motorhead! Just what the lobotomy doctor ordered! More!
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:04am Droll:

Honestly, you don't want to know about me and Rush... I recently flew into YYZ and I'm ashamed at how many covers of that song I dug up to listen to for the flight in... I've seen Neil Diamond live, but I'm embarassed about the Rush.
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:10am Amanda:

This Ministry is just so ridiculously good. Plus, I bet it has absolved ALL of us of any un-macho tendencies we may have exhibited heretofore.
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:12am Joe From Korea:

I feel like headbanging so bad! And its only 2PM here!
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:16am Amanda:

Whitfield Crane was in Ugly Kid Joe, and I didn't need to go to Wikipedia for that. (Shamefaced)
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:18am Joe From Korea:

Dont be shamefaced, I should have known that one, too.
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:20am efd:

i knew it was a three-word name, at least!

Joe, great to have you on board all the way from Korea! Wow!
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:37am speccy:

You *almost* said "regul-aah".
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:39am efd:

I don't even remember saying "regular" (or other variant) in that last break!
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:40am speccy:

You'll have to go back and listen to yourself on the archive, the context was "if you were a regular listener to Hova's show"
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:41am efd:

oh, right! i'm glad *somebody's* listening to what i say, I'm sure not!
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:44am Droll:

Mic foul on FMU? Hardly the first! Is there a penny jar in the booth for miscues and mic fouls? Self fund the station?
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:47am ADM:

Yussssss. Indian Jewelry!
Houston rocks you jerks.
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:48am efd:

that's a fine how-do-you-do!
  Tue. 5/13/08 1:56am Droll:

EFD, honest, I took the loyalty oath, I'm not Canadian or something sick like that, I'm 'merican, but please remember next week: Journey to the stars, rock 'n' roll guitars!
Fine show tonight, as usual. You will be missed next week, if you are, in fact, missing.
  Tue. 5/13/08 2:00am Joe:

The dangerous man, that speaks with his hands?

What a way to go out.
  Tue. 5/13/08 2:01am ADM:

We have to make our own music here, since no bands have come to this town since 1995.
  Tue. 5/13/08 2:07am efd:

thanks Droll, Joe, ADM and everyone else! Hopefully I'll see you next week, but if not then in 2 weeks for sure.
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