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Options October 28, 2008: InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party!
Here's a list of all the records I bought Sunday at the WFMU Record Fair. I haven't had a chance to listen to most of them yet, so at midnight we'll have a listening party! Peruse the list and then let me know in the comments section which record(s) you want to hear!

Night Shift - Jet Set (Zoom 7", 1979)
Captain Sensible - Glad It's All Over b/w Damned on 45 (A&M UK, 1983)
Crossfire Choir - Disappointment (Pounder, 1982)
The Details - Keep On Running [not the Spencer Davis song] (Energy 7", 1980)
various artists - NME's Hat Trick (free 7" included with Feb 87 issue; with tracks by Steinski & Mass Media, Sonic Youth and Sly & Robbie)
Shriekback - Lined Up (Remix) b/w My Spine (Y 7", 1983)
Radio Stars - Stop It EP (Chiswick 7", 1977)
A Flock Of Seagulls - (It's Not Me) Talking (Cocteau 7", 1981)
Sniff 'n' the Tears - Rodeo Drive (Chiswick 7", 1980)
The Q-Tips - S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (the Letter Song) (Shotgun 7", 1980)
The ComSat Angels - Will You Stay Tonight? (Jive 7", 1983)
various artists - Matra 81 Hot Plate #2 (Matra 12" Sampler, 1981; cuts from Lime, Carol Jiani, Diva)
Silver Convention - Spend The Night With Me (Midsong Int'l 12", 1978)
Siren - Morning Music (Midsong Int'l 12", 1979)
Eruption - One Way Ticket (Ariola America 12", 1979)
Fever - Standing In The Shadows Of Love (Fantasy 12", 1978)
Maxine Nightingale - Love Hit Me (UA 12", 1977)
Larry Graham - One In A Million (WB LP, 1980)
Missa Disco - Kyrie (Ariola America 12", 1979)
Sister Power - Give Me Back My Love Affair (Ocean/Ariola America, 1979)
Amii Stewart - Jealousy (Hansa/Ariola America, 1979)
Voggue - Sun Struck Lovers (Matra 12", 1983)
Remake - Blade Runner (Top Secret 12", 1992)
Wardell Piper - Super Sweet (Midsong Int'l 12", 1979)
Amii Stewart - Light My Fire (Ariola America 12", 1979)
Andrea True Connection - What's Your Name, What's Your Number (Buddah LP. 1977)
various artists - Experiments In Destiny (Bomp 2-LP set, 1980)
Wah! - The Way We Wah! (Eternal LP, 1984)
Poopshovel - Opus Lengthemus (Community 3 LP, 1989)
The Association - s/t (Warner Bros LP, 1969)
The Means - Community Horse (Reptilian LP, 2003)
Cells - Chemical Reaction (Rude 7", 1982)
Japan - Visions of China (Virgin 7", 1981)
The Dodgers - Down (Island 7", 1976)
The Rookies - Snapshot (Applause 7", 1981)
Associates - Party Fears Two (WEA 7", 1982)
AKA - Space Age Lovers (Beggar's Banquet 7", 1979)
Ruts DC - Different View (Virgin 7", 1981)
VT's - Hold On To Something Good (Criminal 7", 1980)
The Decorators - Pendulum & Swinge (Red 7". 1981)
The Act - Who Let The Flowers Fall? (Act 7", 1981)
Walkie Talkies - Rich and Nasty (Sire UK 7", 1979)
Raw Deal - Lonewolf (Neat 7", 1981)
Gary Burger - Walk Down To The River (Nodak split 7" with Jim Miller, 2005)
Love Story In Blood Red - Please Why (Nodak split 7" with Stanley Ross, 2004)
The Means - Gimme The Creeps, Steve (Roostercow 7" EP, 2002)
The Sports - Don't Throw Stones (Arista LP, 1979)
The Plimsouls - Everywhere At Once (Geffen LP, 1983)
The Teardrop Explodes - Wilder (Mercury LP, 1981)
The Bollock Brothers - The Prince And The Showgirl (Indisc 12", 1984)
Dante's Inferno - s/t (Infinity LP, 1979)
Yellow Dog - Wait Until Midnight (Virgin 7", 1978)
Idle Wilds - Tender Distance (Opus 7", 1992)
The dB's - Living A Lie (Albion 7", 1982)
Girls At Our Best - Go For Gold (Happy Birthday 7", 1981)
The Commuters - Restaurant Buffet & Bar (Lone 7" EP, 1979)
The Continentals - Fizz Pop (Modern Rock) (CBS UK 7", 1979)
The Look - Three Steps Away (MCA UK 7", 1981)
The Spectres - This Strange Effect (Direct Hit 7", 1981)
The Vapors - Waiting For The Weekend (UA 7", 1980)
The XDreamysts - I Don't Wanna Go (Polydor UK 7", 1980)
Paul Haig - Running Away (Crepuscule America 12", 1982)
Mike Mareen - Love-Spy (ZYX 12", 1986)
Andy Kim - How'd We Ever Get This Way (Steed LP, 1968)
Telephone - s/t (EMI France LP, 1977)
Marshall Crenshaw - Something's Gonna Happen (Shake 12", 1981)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
  Make sure you check out the list of my Record Fair Finds above, and post a request in the comments telling me what you'd like to play. Listening Party starts at midnight!
prism  spaceship superstar   Options 7"  ariola  1977  *not* a record fair find!    0:00:45 ()
thomas function  relentless machine   Options celebrate  alive      *   0:03:15 ()
squares  vivienne   Options #1 cassette  self-released    orig mid '80s  *   0:07:24 ()
wondermints  proto-pretty   Options s/t  big deal  1996      0:09:48 ()
the mohawks  beat me till i'm blue   Options the champ  vampisoul      *   0:13:29 ()
roger bloom's hammer  15, temperature rise   Options va-utopia daydream: new rubble vol 4  past & present        0:16:19 ()
martha & the muffins  danseparc   Options 12"  rca  1983      0:18:46 ()
love is all  i ran   Options play five covers  what's your rupture      *   0:31:03 ()
london dirthole company  she's witchcraft / i'm satisfying   Options 7"  koleskab dommedag      *   0:34:29 ()
ooga boogas  track 5   Options romance and adventure  aarght      *   0:37:00 ()
lafi  berries   Options you're the same kofi fool, creep!  defekt      *   0:42:47 ()
wax museums  locked in the mall   Options s/t  douche master      *   0:44:24 ()
nightmares on wax  195 lbs   Options thought so...  warp      *   0:50:40 ()
hank iv  drop the whip   Options refuge in genre  siltbreeze    yay, new Hank IV!  *   0:55:44 ()
awesome color  step up   Options electric aborigines  ecstatic peace  2008      0:58:49 ()
cells  chemical reaction   Options 7"  rude  1982      1:10:40 ()
q-tips  s.y.s.l.j.f.m. (the letter song)   Options 7"          1:14:00 ()
andrea true connection  what's your name, what's your number   Options what's your name, what's your number  buddah  1977      1:16:28 ()
the dB's  living a lie   Options 7"  albion  1982      1:22:54 ()
raw deal  lone wolf   Options 7"  neat  1981      1:32:17 ()
the vapors  waiting for the weekend   Options 7"  ua  1980      1:36:06 ()
dante's inferno  fire island   Options s/t  infinity  1979      1:39:02 ()
captain sensible  damned on 45   Options 7"  a&m  1983      1:45:31 ()
shriekback  my spine (is the bassline)   Options 7"  y  1983      1:52:28 ()
poopshovel  ouija board   Options opus lengthemus  community 3  1989      2:01:52 ()
the sports  who listens to the radio   Options don't throw stones  arista  1979      2:05:26 ()
the continentals  fizz pop (modern rock)   Options 7"  cbs  1979      2:08:53 ()
teardrop explodes  passionate friend   Options wilder  mercury  1981      2:11:33 ()
the rookies  what the papers say   Options 7"  applause  1981      2:14:41 ()
the shaky hands  air better come   Options lunglight  kill rock stars      *   2:24:40 ()
krysmopompas  guerilo der sahara   Options heute schlafen - morgen aufwachen  s-s      *   2:29:06 ()
kaplan flury  jimi, oh jimi hendrix   Options va-hippies, hasch und flower power  bear family    this song orig 1971  *   2:31:49 ()
millionaire at midnight  coit tower   Options va-titan! it's all pop  numero    comp of midwest power pop label from the late 70s/early 80s (i.e., total efdBait)  *   2:34:06 ()
gentleman jesse  highland crawler   Options s/t  douche master      *   2:38:28 ()
ted leo & the pharmacists  riock n roll dreams'll come through   Options split 7" with Zack Galifinakis  chunklet      *   2:41:36 ()
cause co-motion  who's gonna care   Options it's time!  slumberland      *   2:49:28 ()
blank dogs  i was counting   Options 7"  4:2:2      *   2:51:09 ()
golden boys  shortcut to memphis   Options goodbye country  monofonus      *   2:53:44 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 10/28/08 11:00pm john john:

Cells - Chemical Reaction (Rude 7", 1982)
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:05pm efd:

OK john john, thanks!
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:05pm madi:

Dante's Inferno - s/t (Infinity LP, 1979)
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:08pm john:

Hey Evan!...that Captain Sensible record is great, but the B-side is for fans! Ditto Comsat Angels and Flock of Beagles. And Larry Graham. And Girls AT Our Best And The Teardrops--maybe Passionate Friend or The Great Dominions off of that?
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:11pm efd:

thanks john, thanks madi!
John, do you mean "for fans" in a good way?
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:11pm sf spike:

The Sports - Who Listens to the Radio
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:13pm Laurie:

The Teardrop Explodes, The Plimsouls, the dB's, Girls at Our Best!

I wish I had more time to spend at the Record Fair. I wanted to look for more pop stuff but could only devote a little time looking through French stuff. And buying French stuff and records with naked ladies on the cover.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:14pm john:

Depends if you're a fan! It's a Damned version of Stars on 45, more or less. A medley anyway. I think it's fun, but I'm a fan.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:15pm timotato:

This Wondermints song sounds so much like Jellyfish.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:15pm Laurie:

My favorite record fair find to date: The Golden Dawn - George Hamilton's Dead 7" on Sarah Records. I played the B-Side on my listener hour.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:17pm john:

i Heard you play that! I'm still two singles away from a complete run on Sarah. Grrr.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:24pm efd:

John, that's pretty much what I figured it was (and why I bought it)! That will be coming up during the listening party for sure.
Laurie, is there a playlist posted anywhere for your listener hr?
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:27pm timotato:

Is the Association LP the one with "Windy"? .I haven't heard Andrea True's "What's your name..." in awhile.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:27pm Laurie:

Yes, there is: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/29066
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:31pm Kramer:

Shriekback lined up
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:34pm Laurie:

Who else is singing along to this one?
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:35pm Joe:

Whoaaa what is this here.


My pick is gonna be that NME 7". Whichever side has the Stenski on it.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:36pm efd:

timotato, no on "Windy" - it's their first LP, before any of their hits I'm pretty sure.

Sports, Andrea True, Shriekback, Steinski - check
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:38pm ~L:

I'm requesting the DB's off your impressive list. Does the station have any record cleaner handy?
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:40pm efd:

yes, we are equipped with the latest in 1980s Discwasher record cleaners.
Without the liquid solution, however.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:43pm Joe:

Speaking of cleaning records:


I read it on the last day of the record fair and thought it was extremely appropriate.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:44pm kramer:

I believe the empty discwasher bottle I have only ever contained distilled water, which is easily replacable.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:46pm Thunderclap Jimmy:

I vote for the Q-Tips. I also know where I can get some home brewed record cleaning solution if you need any. Getting it across state lines could be a problem though with that pesky sheriff always breathing down my neck.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:47pm efd:

so you would not recommend using the windex that's in here, then.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:48pm Kramer:

A good alternative to discwasher is 1200 grit sand paper.
It's especially effective on michael bolton and celine dion disks (vinyl or CD).
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:51pm 0rich:

The Vapor​s !!
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:52pm Joe:

Oh, yeah second on that. Missed that one.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:53pm Blues fan:

is it possible to get obama on your show to spin some records
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:56pm Joe:

Also, Poopshovel. Just because the only bit of information on them is that they at one point worked with a producer named "Biff Blumfumgagnge."

Cannot make that shit up.

And don't try to tell me you picked that record up for any other reason besides the title.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:56pm efd:

Blues fan: no, definitely not possible.

Hi 0Rich! Still waiting for that east coast tour! Vapors will be coming up. QTips also, tclap jimmy
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:58pm derg:

do any of these 7" covers look like crusty, badly recorded punk? if so, I'd like to hear those album covers sing.
  Tue. 10/28/08 11:59pm Kramer:

poopshovel if that disk contains 'Dragon attack'

Also, apparently discwasher isn't distilled water, or dirty water nor dish water. It's de-ionized water.
So just put a little Jersey City tap into you Ronco home de-ionizer, then start washing those disks.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:01am derg:

this will work.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:01am efd:

that poopshovel record makes me nervous, language-wise.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:01am Marcelo:

Glad It's All Over by Capt. Sensible!!!! a Classiccccc
nice collection Evan,
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:03am efd:

uh-oh, dueling Captain Sensible/Damned requests!
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:03am Joe:

pfft, its after midnight. You'll be cool.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:04am Lupica:

Oh jeebus, you bought the Poopshovel LP? Play "Ouija Board" or "Young People in Love are Hardly Ever Hungry" -- both solid tunes, though the latter is an instrumental.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:09am 0rich:

efd, planning a trip in that direction next year, but to make it that far we'll have to get creative(r)
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:11am 0rich:

  Wed. 10/29/08 12:14am zephir:

My spine is the bass line by shriekback plz
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:14am efd:

Mike, "bought" is probably too strong a word. It was practically forced on me by, coincidentally, our logo contest winner. It was all I could do to get him to accept even a dollar for it.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:16am efd:

(but thanks for the pointer to radio-friendly tunes!)
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:19am efd:

Joe, we do not speak of such things in public!
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:20am Sybil:

Good evening, all! (Can I still say that after midnight?)

Great show to come back to. I'm loving these new finds.

And Mike, if you're still around - two shows in three days, wow! Be still my heart!
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:21am Joe:

You know, I realized it was probably a bad idea as soon as I said it. All apologies. Thanks for the edit.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:21am efd:

hi Sybil! long time no... uh... read!
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:36am john:

Well, it definitely has a BTO feel to it, unless it's Grand Funk; have to see if i can work it in to tomorrow's note somehow! Looking forward to closing out the longest campaign since the Peloponnesian War with the show next week.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:39am timotato:

Yeah, the singer has a BTO sound alright. The guitarist, though, has southern rock riffs ... maybe The Outlaws... mixed with the Chicago rock groove... REO Speedwagon possibly.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:40am efd:

yeah, i'm pretty happy with that Raw Deal purchase!

Dante's Inferno, on the other hand...
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:43am john:

Never heard this before but this one's all about the lyric...kind of a more explicit YMCA
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:43am Joe:

Hey don't be too hard on it. It's pretty... funky. I guess.

What made you pick up that Raw Deal 7"?
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:45am efd:

the thing is, this is far and away the best song on the album.
Other songs on the album: a 7:30 cover of "Could This Be Magic" and a poorly discofied version of "Brand New Key."
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:46am efd:

Raw Deal was purchased solely because of the BTO comparison.

The dealer said if I didn't like it I could bring it back next year for a full refund, but it's a keeper!
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:48am Joe:

And its apparently the only thing they ever released.

I gotta start buying 7".
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:51am Kramer:

The Cap'n is scaring me with this smash it up mash up.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:52am efd:

just got around to checking out that Pearls Before Swine link, Joe - awesome.
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:53am john:

Evan, I bought a few singles from Chuck too, but no unknown quantities, a couple old Monochrome Set 45s and a Magazine. Oh, and this is what I meant when I said this B-side was for fans only...
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:54am efd:

well if we weren't all fans before, we certainly are now after hearing that!
  Wed. 10/29/08 12:56am Paul Elliott:

Enjoying the show here in sunny Melbourne Australia. Wondered if you had the new Grace Jones album to play a track off?
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:01am HR:

a POX on you for playing the disco version
of The Damned.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:04am john:

Dont' quote me on it, but I think that Sports single was quite good, though I can't imagine I've heard it in 25 years.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:05am zephir:

thanks! Ugh! I walked away for a few minutes and missed the song I requested! D'oh. I'll have to hit up that archive.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:06am efd:

just finished cuing up the Sports!
HR, maybe that'll help offset the disco Damned.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:09am Joe:

This is _great_.
I suggest opening next week's show with it. Maybe every week's show.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:09am Joe:

Fuck, they should put it on the next FMU bumpersticker.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:10am efd:

hi Paul, didn't see the Grace Jones in the new bin tonight but thanks for checking in from Australia!
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:11am john:

I think the Sports were Australian, and always got a raw deal for sounding like Joe Jackson, only better. That's everything I ever remember about them.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:13am Joe:

I was just thinking the guy sounded like Joe Jackson!

Man, that sucks for them.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:15am efd:

funny you mention Joe Jackson, that reminded me there was another record I picked up from Chuck Warner that he described as "Joe Jackson pub-pob" ... ah, here it is, stand by
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:17am Sybil:

Remarkably Joe Jacksonish.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:18am efd:

Joe, I'm afraid I'm going to deny your Steinski request... the song on that EP is "The Motorcade Sped On" and I think that would just give me the creeps right now.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:19am Kramer:

Not an uncommon song construction and singing style for that era.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:19am Paul Elliott:

Sports were a pretty big band here many years ago, saw the old lead singer Steve Cummings do an acustic set at the back of a record store a few weeks back
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:20am Joe:

Its cool, I got that on MP3. And yeaaaaaah that is creepy.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:23am Kramer:

NuMusik straight lines and On Islands in glorious 10" vinyl.
Why am I still holding onto this disk.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:31am Joe:

Hey good pick on the Shakey Hands! I'm seeing them in like 2 weeks at Mercury.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:34am Sybil:

Well, this is certainly... different.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:35am Joe:

Wow. This wasn't on your record show purchase list.

Which means you have to tell us where you got it.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:40am efd:

Joe, that's from a comp that was in the FMU new bin, so either we bought it or the label sent it to us.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:41am efd:

Kramer, you're still holding onto that disk because that's how we do.
  Wed. 10/29/08 1:57am efd:

goodnight everyone, see you for the big Election Night show next week! Thanks for your listening party suggestions!
  Fri. 10/31/08 12:43am Jessica:

The icing on the spending-time-in-a-city-that-still-has-no-reliable-Intarwebs-or-even-traffic-signals-or-you-know-habitable-housing-but-which-somehow-oozes-music-from-its-so-resilient-pores cake is all this archive awesomeness.

That said, I can't wait to tune in live next Tuesday.
  Tue. 1/18/11 11:33am wilson:

Gracias por la página, me gustaría escuchar la canción . Voggue - Sun Struck Lovers (Matra 12", 1983
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