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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 October 21, 2008: seven inches of mayhem!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
the bishops  no lies   Options 7"  chiswick  1978  0:00:00 ()
only ones  peter and the pets   Options 7"  vengeance    0:02:33 ()
pete shelley  i don't know what it is   Options 7"  genetic/island  1981  0:05:16 ()
bauhaus  telegram sam   Options 7"  4ad  1980  0:08:54 ()
john cale  mercenaries (ready for war)   Options 7"  spy/i.r.s.  1980  0:10:49 ()
mo-dettes  paint it black   Options 7"  deram  1980  0:15:22 ()
pezband  stop! wait a minute   Options 7"  passport  1978  0:17:21 ()
the tunes  she's my girl   Options 7"  rso  1980  0:19:56 ()
the selector  on my radio   Options 7"  chrysalis / two-tone  1979  0:23:04 ()
the offs  my workl   Options 7"  max's kansas city  1980  0:25:44 ()
xtc  generals and majors   Options 7"  rso  1980  0:28:42 ()
splodgenessabounds  simon templar   Options 7"  decca  1980  0:31:52 ()
brian brain  jive jive   Options 7"  secret  1981  0:34:58 ()
delta 5  now that you're gone   Options 7"  rough trade    0:37:47 ()
tom robinson band  2-4-6-8 motorway   Options 7"  emi  1977  0:41:35 ()
Music behind DJ:
human league 
non-stop   Options 7"  virgin  1981  0:46:43 ()
way of the west  don't say that's just for white boys   Options 7"  mercury  1981  0:45:10 ()
private lives  because you're young   Options 7"  chrysalis  1982  0:51:18 ()
spizzenergi  soldier soldier   Options 7"  rough trade  1979  0:53:29 ()
eddie & the hot rods  do anything you wanna do   Options 7"  island  1977  0:57:42 ()
snips  9 o'clock   Options 7"  emi  1980  1:00:13 ()
ultravox  the thin wall   Options 7"  chrysalis  1981  1:03:31 ()
soul  tribes   Options 7"  cherry red  1981  1:07:25 ()
material with nona hendryx  bustin' out   Options 7"  island  1981  1:11:01 ()
tina turner  ball of confusion   Options 7"  b.e.f./virgin  1982  1:14:13 ()
buzzcocks  everybody's happy nowadays   Options 7"  irs    1:18:57 ()
the clash  i fought the law   Options 7"  cbs  1979  1:22:02 ()
afraid of mice  i'm on fire   Options 7"  charisma  1981  1:27:59 ()
buggles  clean clean   Options 7"  island  1980  1:30:52 ()
the neats  six   Options 7"  propeller  1981  1:34:49 ()
cowboys international  thrash   Options 7"  virgin  1981  1:37:15 ()
theatre of hate  the hop   Options 7"  burning rome  1982  1:40:54 ()
the specials  gangsters   Options 7"  chrysalis    1:43:47 ()
klark kent  too kool to kalypso   Options 7"  faulty  1978  1:46:48 ()
belle stars  blame   Options 7"  stiff  1982  1:49:15 ()
manicured noise  faith   Options 7"  pre  1980  1:51:46 ()
the higsons  conspiracy   Options 7"  waap  1982  1:55:07 ()
bow wow wow  w.o.r.k. (n.o. nah no! no! my daddy don't)   Options 7"  emi  1981  1:58:23 ()
wire  dot dash   Options 7"  harvest  1978  2:01:04 ()
the mekons  where were you   Options 7"  fast  1979  2:03:18 ()
altered images  i could be happy   Options 7"  epic  1981  2:06:27 ()
the records  abracadabra (have you seen her)   Options 7"  virgin  1979  2:09:44 ()
bram tchaikovsky  girl of my dreams   Options 7"  radar  1979  2:12:35 ()
hazel o'connor  time is free   Options 7"  albion  1981  2:16:05 ()
stranglers  duchess   Options 7"  ua  1979  2:19:40 ()
levi dexter & the ripchords  i get so excited   Options 7"  fresh  1981  2:22:12 ()
the professionals  join the professionals   Options 7"  virgin  1981  2:24:48 ()
rich kids  rich kids   Options 7"  emi  1978  2:28:08 ()
john foxx  underpass   Options 7"  virgin  1980  2:31:22 ()
bill nelson  banal   Options 7"  mercury  1979  2:34:06 ()
positive noise  charm   Options 7"  statik  1981  2:38:12 ()
electric guitars  health   Options 7"  fried egg  1980  2:41:06 ()
the normal  t.v.o.d.   Options 7"  mute  1979  2:43:31 ()
the db's  big brown eyes   Options 7"  albion  1981  2:46:32 ()
fingerprintz  dancing with myself   Options 7"  virgin  1979  2:48:13 ()
the saints  know your product   Options 7"  harvest  1978  2:51:16 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 10/21/08 11:09pm Joe:

I'm going to assume that wasn't The Bishops, the UK indie band, and was instead The Bishops, a far more obscure and awesome band that I haven't heard of.

I have a feeling there's going to be alot of that tonight. Educate me, Davies!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:13pm The Mansfield Mauler:

Must be real vinyl-- I heard a skip! Thanks for keeping your promises EFD!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:14pm Joe:

And he pulled off a real-live drop-in! I am not getting any work done tonight.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:15pm E.L.:

Let's shake these post-sox blues with some EFD mayhem!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:20pm john:

Ready for Waugh? Ohhh.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:21pm efd:

hi everyone, I'll probably be too frantic to do a lot of commenting tonight but don't let that stop you! Thanks for tuning in!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:21pm listening john:

can EFD talk any faster!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:24pm john:

We'll do our best to pick up the slack. Gives me three hours where I'm not thinking about margins of error, so I owe you that much. Great set, btw. Singles are so doggone cool.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:26pm Joe:

We could just slag the Rays for 2 1/2 hours.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:26pm E.L.:

This has got to be like making a live mix tape, while writing out the artist, song, album, etc. Thanks EFD.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:28pm john:

That'll just get the Rays riled. Similarities between 2008 Rays and 1969 Mets abound...whoa, the Selecter!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:29pm Joe:

Hey, I might be showing my age... but whats the Hurrah?
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:32pm randy in NC:

Hurrah, a club that was big in the late '70's early '80's. It was uptown near Lincoln Center.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:32pm efd:

Hurrah was the best club in NYC in 1979ish-early 80s. it was up near Lincoln Center- saw a ton of great shows there in my college days.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:33pm john:

Irrelevantly, also the name of one of the best (and most unjustly forgotten) English jangle-pop bands of the 80s. Never played at the club of the same name, sadly, I believe.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:34pm Joe:

OH cool so it's like The Fillmore at Irving Plaza now?

... kidding, kidding...
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:35pm efd:

watch it, Joe, you're thisclose to being banned for making that comparison!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:35pm randy in NC:

Except Irving Plaza was Irving Plaza then...
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:36pm Amanda:

Again I will say: I missed WNYU's golden years, which have to have been 1978-81. Yay XTC! Yay war-themed 7"s (instead of actual war)!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:36pm Andrew in Midland Park:

Generals and Majors - still so relevant - Black Sea, amazing compilation - "perfect album side"
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:37pm Rob:

Appreciate the tickets for the Urinals last week, efd. Had a blast at the knitting factory.

Also, if you want to drop that Joe kid, you have my full endorsement.
... kidding, kidding...
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:40pm john:

two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:46pm Michael on the left coast:

Delta Five!!! Rockin'
Sadly it's not "You"
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:48pm E.L.:

Let's not pick on Joe. That's Age-ism. Keep rocking, Joe.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:49pm Michael on the left coast:

How about Kimberley Rew?
Or The Motors?
Or The Higsons?
Or (inside reference) The Cosmopolitans?
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:49pm Michael on the left coast:

How about Kimberley Rew?
Or The Motors?
Or The Higsons?
Or (inside reference) The Cosmopolitans?
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:50pm Joe:

I'm trying, I'm trying. Apparently I was just born 15 years too late.

Stupid gentrification, ruining everything before I got to show up...
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:51pm Joe:

It's not THAT inside! It's on his wikipedia page!

Take THAT old people!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:53pm john:

i'm surprised, but there's only overlap so far with two 45s on my shelves--looks like we were buying at the same time, too I'll put the over/under at seven. Haven't heard this in a while!
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:53pm Meth Dealer:

hey Evan my man.....how did that bag you picked up this afternoon work out? Remember only do a little at a time.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:53pm Michael on the left coast:

Any Spizz there Evan?
Nice to see Hurrah name checked here.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:55pm efd:

yes to Spizz and Higsons - K. Rew and Motors I only have on LP, so not here tonight.

I have a Wikipedia page?
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:57pm Joe:

Yah man.


It used to say you could fly and shit.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:58pm Amanda:

Whoa! It's got your birth year, too, right at the top... heh
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:58pm Joe:

Oh, and now it says you're the BBC economics correspondent.

And all this time, I thought that Masshole accent.
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:59pm Rob:

"Evan is also the BBC economics correspondent"?

-well done
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:59pm Joe:

*was a*
  Tue. 10/21/08 11:59pm Michael on the left coast:

Okay how about Tenpole Tudor?
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:00am Terre T:

The Only Ones,Mo-dettes, Splodgessabounds, Spizzenergi...Diggin it !!!!
Evan , how the HELL ru doin accuplaylist, DJing and COMMENTING on the comments page?
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:00am Michael from the left coast:

Only a drummer could do that!
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:01am efd:

TT, you left out "and corresponding on economics for the BBC!"
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:01am john:

nothing a couple boxes of dexatrim can't handle...
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:03am Joe:

Nah, if I had to bet, I'd say he's raging on the yizzerd.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:04am Terre T:

Thx 4 Eddie & the Hot Rods!
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:05am efd:

i don't even know what you guys are talking about.

  Wed. 10/22/08 12:07am Terre T:

Ok, there's no way yer doin this ALL yerself... who's yr Ass Prod, Davies??!?!?
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:08am Joe:

Hey, what Evan does in his free time is nobody's business!!

Oh... you're talking about something different.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:08am efd:

i'm here all by myself, i swear! i've got witnesses.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:09am Charles:

Yes, who is your ass prod Evan?
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:09am john:

Saw ultravox at the Agora in West Hartford in '82 or 83. Better live than one might have feared.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:11am efd:

saw them at the aforementioned Hurrah in 1981, i think - right after Midge Ure joined. i thought they were great!
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:13am john:

yeah, i approached it with some trepidation though i loved the records, just because some synth-heavy bands kind of sucked live. fantastic show, though! Think you saw them a tour or two before me.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:15am Marcelo:

oh, two heavies on the WFMU, Evan and Terre T...
a South American punk special please, there are people on the villas and favelas doing music.....
thanx efd
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:20am Joe:

This is hands down the most -fucked up- Tina Turner song I have ever heard, in my life.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:21am john:

and you said that before the "great googa mooga" bit
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:26am Joe:

Sorry Ev, Irene beat you to "Everybody's Happy" on monday. She played the Moodies too! I should start catching her show more regularly.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:28am E.L.:

It's not a race, Joe.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:29am efd:

i fought Irene, and Irene won
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:33am matt:

wow an evan singles show! great....meaning maybe you have actually brought in that old chestnut 'homocide' by 999?
id love to hear that.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:38am Michael from the left coast:

And I thought it was Bruce Woolley
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:38am efd:

ooh, sorry Matt, i left that at home - i felt like i'd played some other 999 tracks fairly recently so i didn't bring anything by them tonight.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:38am efd:

heh, good one Michael
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:43am matt:

i got it just now. the name-999.
999 as opposed to 666?
i'm on fire.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:44am Michael from the left coast:

Did you bring the Cyclones with you by chance? Been a long long time since I heard "You're So Cool"
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:44am efd:

Matt, you give me too much credit!
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:45am efd:

no Cyclones- i played that when I had the Individuals on in August, so i left that at home too.

i overthink this stuff, don't i.
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:48am eenie:

how about "this is love" by the gist? while you're playing all my favorite songs from from 1982...
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:49am randy in NC:

I saw the Specials at Hurrah's
  Wed. 10/22/08 12:55am efd:

sorry, eenie, no Gist 45s here!
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:00am efd:

Randy, was that the show that was broadcast on WLIR? I think i have a copy of that at home somewhere.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:02am MArcelo:

ohhh Stephanie Nuttal (from Manicured Noise) lived here till 1982!!!!! she plays drums on Sumo -a cult band here- thanks for this song!!!!!!
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:05am Michael from the left coast:

Actually the Specials Hurrah show referenced above was broadcast on the late lamented WPIX--not WLIR.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:05am Joe:

I much prefer to D.A.N.C.E.

That girl grew up to be hottttt, though.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:05am randy in NC:

efd, I don't recall

That would be cool to hear though.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:06am efd:

Marcelo, very cool about Stephanie from Manicured Noise - I had no idea! Michael, thanks for the radio station correction.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:07am Michael from the left coast:

Wow Dot Dash
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:08am Terre T:

Oh bruthor!!!... Evan Funk ya dint jus say, "Its a whole lotta fun doina singles only show but its also a whole lotta..."
{cue BowWowWow 7" ....} W-O-R-K... !!!!

Also to Matt, i fairly certain 999 is the Bristish version of the American emergency call # 911
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:08am dave:

wire: freakin' great then, freakin' great now. is ANYTHING else in the world as consistently totally awesome as wire?
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:12am Joe:

tits... no...
kittens... no...
you know what, Dave, you got me.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:12am john:

always a guilty pleasure of mine back in the proverbial day, altered images
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:13am efd:

tt, guilty as charged - although i stepped on the vocal, in classic efd fashion
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:17am efd:

ok Michael, here's *a* Motor, at least!
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:18am efd:

saw him at Hurrah too, btw
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:23am efd:

i'm bored.

  Wed. 10/22/08 1:24am Joe:

Thats not helping your "I'm not on speed" argument, Davies.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:26am Michael from the left coast:

Indeed a Motor and the best song released by any of them.
I saw Bram perform this at a taping of the Robert Klein Radio show in RCA studios in Times Square in 1981. Klein still talks about this show because the other guest was Rush who were playing Madison Square Garden and who answered all of Klein's questions in the interview segments with one word answers. They were the worst. Made me hate them even more.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:30am joey:

wow, all 7'' 's!! im a bit jealous! i used to have a huge record collection..but in me mid twenties (now in me late 30's) i went thru a mid life crises and sold everything..all my records, books..etc..now that im re-demosticated..i hope to collect all the albums i had and then some (impossible in some cases) oh btw..if any 'noise' enthusiasts out there have records from the band A Band..give me a call...sorry if i was off topic.. =)
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:33am Marcelo:

yes, its an incredible 7 inch collection evan!!!! incredible show!
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:39am joey:

I wish you would let us download this..this would be the best "mixtape" to give a friend or lover!!...maybe i should learn how to hack?? LOL ..thats it..bye! P.S. i wasnt able to send me last post due to the extremely difficult math question...=(
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:42am Joe:

If I ever met a girl I thought I could give a mixtape like this to, I'd marry her.

My girlfriend only listens to musicians she wants to have sex with.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:43am efd:

and those musicians include...?
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:47am Joe:

Right now its alot Jack Johnson, and the Kooks. Fiona Apple. She was into Refused and some cool punk in high school, or so she claims.

Though I did get her to start listening to the Muslims, but then again, their lead singer is kind of a cutie pie.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:50am Joe:

Of course, if she runs off with him, I'm going to blame you for turning me on to that Extinction single.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:51am john:

about time someone played the a-side!
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:52am John:

You guys know where I can buy these off the interwebs? I don't live in the US
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:54am Joe:

Mail me a check and I'll go to the record fair for you. Euros, please.
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:58am John:

Very funny Joe! I live in Puerto Rico=American Dollar=as broke as anyone else..
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:58am efd:

thanks for staying up late and listening/commenting, everyone! see you at the fair (on Sunday, at least)
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:58am john:

"smooth talkin, brainwashin never gonna give me what i need"

Evan, you've outdone yourself, srsly. Great show!
  Wed. 10/22/08 1:59am john:

You'd be more broke in Euros or Sterling than the U.S. Peso...
  Wed. 10/22/08 2:00am Joe:

Give the man a hand! *applause*

I'm gonna picture you collapsing and someone throwing a cloak over you, Elvis style.

Go ice your fingers down or something. Great show!
  Wed. 10/22/08 2:17pm laura:

Hey, if comments are welcome even after the show, I would just like to say I can't stay up late enough to listen live but DAMMIT I USED TO BE ABLE TO and this particular show takes me right back. In fact efd's is my favorite oldies program.


And had I actually been awake last night I would have requested A Blind Dog Stares, which I distinctly remember the youthful efd playing on WNYU in the 17th or 18th century, if memory serves.
  Mon. 11/10/08 1:59pm lou demonte:

wow!!! Bill Nelson, I thought I'd never hear him on the radio. Now how about a little Red Noise please...
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