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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
telephone  metro   Options s/t  columbia/emi  1977      0:00:00 ()
elvis costello  hand in hand   Options this year's model  ryko        0:04:49 ()
velvet crush  goin' to my head   Options 7"  bobsled  1999      0:06:43 ()
the bollock brothers  the prince and the showgirl   Options 12"  indisc        0:10:42 ()
cult heros  the prince and the showgirl   Options va-homework #8  hyped2death    not the same song as above    0:16:17 ()
scruffy the cat  blue russian   Options boom boom boom bingo  relativity  1987      0:19:51 ()
love battery  foot   Options dayglo  sub pop  1992      0:23:36 ()
laureates  tomorrow today   Options there are no more gentlemen  funambulist      *   0:35:43 ()
wolverton brothers  chaos and order   Options old, ugly and loud  ionik      *   0:38:17 ()
white hassle  sandlot shuffle   Options the death of song  orange recordings  2004      0:46:08 ()
pink reason  frolicked walk through autumnal bliss   Options split 12" with hue blanc's joyless ones  florida's dying      *   0:49:30 ()
veedee  death cult kissing booth   Options 7" ep  criminal iq      *   0:54:38 ()
ribbons  inclusion   Options surprise attacks  electric lights      *   1:06:27 ()
wavves  loser year   Options s/t  woodsist      *   1:10:32 ()
stereolab  spool of collusion   Options 7"  4ad      *   1:12:53 ()
flowerpot men  white dove   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology 1961-1977  rpm  2003      1:15:08 ()
beaches  hoedown   Options s/t  mistletone      *   1:19:05 ()
graham day & the gaolers  turning you down   Options triple distilled  damaged goods      *   1:29:07 ()
popguns  because he wanted   Options another year, another address: best of the midnight years  cherry red  1996  orig 1991    1:32:15 ()
the resonars  sister sally   Options that evil drone  burger      *   1:36:31 ()
shaun cassidy  teen dream   Options born late  wb  1977      1:38:35 ()
vapid  whore   Options do the earthquake 7"  nominal      *   1:41:15 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound intro   Options the "in" sound          1:52:15 ()
stevie wonder  shoo-be-doo-be-doo-da-day   Options the "in" sound          1:53:58 ()
harry harrison  interview with stevie wonder   Options the "in" sound          1:56:02 ()
jake one  i'm coming (black milk & nottz)   Options white van music  rhymesayers      *   1:57:01 ()
cyclone 60  peach   Options instant classic  self-released    see them live this Saturday at Rehab (the club formerly known as Midway) on Ave B!
*   2:00:29 ()
giggles  high school girls   Options va-blitzing the ballroom  psychic circle        2:03:38 ()
the higher state  and in time   Options darker by the day  13 o'clock      *   2:06:47 ()
the kaisers  patricia ann   Options wishing street  imperial wireless/no hit  2000      2:09:12 ()
white hills  walking uphill against the wind   Options a little bliss forever 12"  drug space      *   2:18:14 ()
david shire  i'm a police officer/renewing disguises/goodbye green, hello garber, goodbye hippie   Options taking of pelham 1-2-3 original soundtrack          2:29:50 ()
q65  cry in the night   Options nothing but trouble  rev-ola    new anthology  *   2:33:11 ()
dj donna summer  boomshakalaka   Options panther tracks  cock rock disco      *   2:35:41 ()
kiss  calling dr. love   Options ikons 4CD set  mercury    orig 1976  *   2:39:56 ()
the barberries  americana junkie   Options raw deal 7"  barberrie sound      *   2:47:29 ()
the goodnight loving  colin attends a party   Options s/t  off the hip      *   2:49:44 ()
renegades  geronimo   Options va-mad mike monsters vol 2  norton      *   2:53:58 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 1/13/09 11:08pm Sybil:

Good evening all!

What is this song? I love it!
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:12pm Laurie:

I had a fairly gnarly cold recently and discovered there was nothing recorded on my DVR that I felt like watching. I was thisclose to watching Elvis Costello's talk show on demand, but I decided to switch over to VH11 instead and watch a rerun of the Rock of Love Bus series premiere. I think I made the right decision.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:13pm Joe:

Hmm, looks like Evan left you hanging.

on the Telephone.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:13pm efd:

hi Sybil! That was Telephone, described by our own Joe McGasko as "France's Rolling Stones."
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:14pm john:

Ric Menck is God. Well, God-like. Goddish?
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:15pm Sybil:

Joe gets me back for last week.

I'm trying to Google Telephone. You can imagine how that's working out.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:17pm john:

Maybe with the appropriate accents aigus? téléphone. And type it with a slightly nasal intonation.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:18pm HotRod:

  Tue. 1/13/09 11:18pm E.L.:

Did you try looking under "France's + Rolling + Stones + Telephone + Band + 70s, starting with?"
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:18pm ?:


Yes.. it actually works. No, I don't use tinyurl.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:20pm efd:

Laurie, I think you made the right decision as well.

I'll talk to you just after midnight.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:20pm Sybil:

Thanks, ?.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:22pm E.L.:

For anyone who caught the end of The Best Show Tonight:


  Tue. 1/13/09 11:23pm cheri:

hiya evan--- happy 09,,,peace!!!=)
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:24pm efd:

E.L. doesn't use tinyurl either, apparently.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:24pm Parick in Oregon:

Nice stache! Almost as good as your mix. Almost.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:26pm Joe:


Also,I think I like this song better with the reverb-sax.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:26pm efd:

hi Cheri, John, Joe. E.L., that pic is hilarious
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:26pm Laurie:

I teared up after reading an X-Men story just now. Should I be ashamed of myself?

Also, for the longest time, I wanted to know what Tin Yurl was. I'm sometimes slow.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:27pm Sybil:

My cat loves this song.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:27pm john:

Scruffy The Cat! First heard on WNYU. By me, anyway.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:27pm cheri:

evan please spin more 70s tunes,,,thanx
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:28pm Amanda:

Is she a Russian Blue cat? ZING CAT-FANCIER JOKE
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:28pm Joe:

Tom doesn't like these guys? This song is great!

I guess Tom just doesn't like alot of things.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:29pm Sybil:

Laurie, anyone who doesn't tear up after reading X-Men has a heart of stone.

And Tin Yurl was a band out of Akron. I'm pretty sure about that one.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:30pm Sybil:

Yes, she is, Amanda.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:31pm E.L.:

Hey Amanda! If you know any more good cat jokes I might be able to offer you a staff writing position. It pays nothing but it has even fewer benefits.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:31pm Joe:

I just read Watchmen... it made me cry. Cry tears of sheer awesome.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:32pm Laurie:

For the record, it was the one where Nightcrawler uses the Danger Room to generate a facsimile of the now dead Shadowkitty so he can hug her and tell her he misses her. Sniff.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:34pm john:

I thought you meant you just called an easy pop-up to second base a mammoth home run.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:35pm Joe:

I hate John Sterling.

"It is high.. it is far.. IT IS....!!!!.... caught by the centerfielder."
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:35pm E.L.:

Concentrate EFD! Remember your training!
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:36pm cheri:

efd--did you anything terrific to ring in the new year?
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:36pm john:

Of course, with Cano at second base, there are no easy pop-ups.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:36pm Laurie:

I must also say: I lol'd, Amanda. I thank you.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:38pm billy:

i need baseball to start soon, man!......you should play some Grand Mal....i picked their album from 2006...its a great great album....have a great 09'
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:38pm Sybil:

I need to invent a drink called "Blue Russian". In honor of my cat.

Less Sterling and more Scully, plz.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:39pm Joe:

But... Cano can do!
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:39pm Amanda:

Whoa, Sybil! Whoa, Laurie!

They are cute. My family has Chartreux which look similar.

E.L., SIGN ME UP! The position sounds FUR-rociously prestigious! Eh? Eh?
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:40pm john:

Yeah. He Can-not. I miss Bob Murphy.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:40pm Joe:

Another relevant Sterlingism - "It's a bash from the 'stache"
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:42pm efd:

oh boy, what pandora's box have I opened!
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:43pm billy:

  Tue. 1/13/09 11:45pm Sybil:

Yesterday there was an article in the Times, comparing Henderson and Manny Ramirez.

I need baseball.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:46pm billy:

comparing their wacky personalities?
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:46pm john:

Comparing them how? They're both unsigned for next year, of course.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:47pm Sal:

Funk I'm in NY. Listening live for a change
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:47pm Sybil:

You got it, Billy. And that they are shoo-ins for the HOF.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:47pm billy:

Rickey will sign first
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:47pm Laurie:

That little Bush-ism reminds me. Should I be honest with my boss and tell her I need to take Jan. 20th off because I want to go to an Inauguration Party? Or should I make something up? Or should I wait 'til Tuesday and call in sick or something? I called in gay last month. I'm pretty sure she's still pissed at me over that one, even if I did explain to her a month in advance that I would not be coming into work that day so I could be part of a civil rights movement or some such.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:48pm efd:

hey Sal! great to hear from you... how long are you here for? drop me an email.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:48pm Sybil:

Here ya go. I know about tinyurl, but I'm too lazy...

  Tue. 1/13/09 11:49pm efd:

clearly there is a demand within the efd community for a hot stove show. I'll start working on that right after next week's Inauguration special.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:49pm Sal:

Here until Friday and then I'm done. I'll update you in an email.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:50pm john:

I think that two year deal from the Doggers is the only hard offer Manny's had so far. At least as of a couple days ago. 32 days til pitchers and catchers.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:51pm cheri:

evan--if i'm one of your fave comenters please play more tunes from the 70s,,thanx=)
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:51pm billy:

efd....i gotta say...baseball goes really well with rock and roll....i often mute the tv and listen to tunes during the game.....totally vibe out
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:52pm Joe:

I would've called in gay, but nobody would've believed me...

If I were you, I'd call in sick, but use slydial.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:52pm Sybil:

Supposedly the Giants are seriously interested. Which, if it happened, would give me an excuse to visit my brother a lot.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:53pm john:

Scott Ostler in the SF Chronicle yesterday, pushing the case for signing him: "Ramirez is expensive, but so is sucking."
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:55pm E.L.:

Maybe I'm the last person to find this site or maybe someone is inventing things as fast I can imagine them: www.gianturl.com.
Am I in Bed Time Stories or Inkheart?
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:56pm Joe:

That is the funniest thing I've ever seen.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:56pm efd:

Cheri, even favorite commenters have limited influence.
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:57pm Sybil:

E. L., that is too funny!
  Tue. 1/13/09 11:58pm Sybil:

Especially the copyright notice.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:00am E.L.:

  Wed. 1/14/09 12:00am Laurie:

I had a feeling you were going to do that!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:01am efd:

you know we love you, Laurie!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:01am Laurie:

I've been zung.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:02am Spoony:

Oh Laurie. You're a good sport.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:03am cheri:

g'nite all!!!!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:04am E.L.:

'Tis true, Laurie is a very good sport and well liked by all.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:04am Sybil:

bye, cheri!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:08am Laurie:

I saw Pink Reason recently!! The long-haired fella from the Electric Bunnies and some other local band comprised of 2/3 of Electric Bunnies called something like "You Melted My Sunglasses" or maybe "We Melted Your Sunglasses," but melting sunglasses is definitely part of it. Anyhoodle, I don't know if he's part of the band, but he played with them, and the lights were turned off, and people shined little flashlights toward the stage, and it was really good and spacey. I liked it! One of the Jacuzzi Boys handed me the flashlight he was using, but I had to return the flashlight afterward. If I remember, they played a bill with Times New Viking as part of this Art Basel thing sponsored by Converse.

It was a weird week.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:12am Laurie:

I'm going to guess that inauguration concert featuring H.R. isn't an official thing.

Also, whenever I think of H.R., I fondly recall the rumor that he's secretly some rich man's boyfriend or something. I don't know if it's true, or if it's just one of those rumors we like to make up about homophobic people. You know, because all homophobes are closet cases or something.

Oh my god, I think there's speed in this cold medicine. I had to show the pharmacist my ID and sign my name before I could buy it.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:13am Joe:

Doesn't mean there's speed -in- it, it means you can make speed -from- it

For directions how, just shoot me an email!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:13am Sybil:

Pseudephedrine, probs. You could make meth from it.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:14am Joe:

Or, just check out this site I found:

  Wed. 1/14/09 12:14am john:

If it took four seconds to type three paragraphs, it's got speed in it.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:14am Sybil:

Oh, Joe outtypes me again.

So, should we pool our resources and make some money?
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:16am Amanda:

I know I signed a Facebook petition to get Bad Brains to play the inauguration itself, and I am unhappy it did not pass.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:23am cheri:

g'nite efd,,,have a happy week,,
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:24am efd:

goodnight Cheri!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:26am Laurie:

Evan, you have some funny commenteers, if I may say so myself.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:30am Sybil:

Storied, but unsung, hmm....

I've got to get the guys at Language Log on this one.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:31am Michael from the Left Coast:

So does the John Carter anthology have "Brown and Porter's Meat Exporter's Lorry" by Herman's Hermits?
You know of course the Ivy League sing on Can't Explain by the Who.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:34am Sybil:

Thanks, MftLC!!!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:35am Michael from the Left Coast:

Carter is a major hero--he sang Winchester Cathedral and wrote "My World Fell Down" by Sagittarius among many.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:37am john:

Carter also wrote "My World Fell Down," covered by Sagittarius on the stunningly gorgeous Present Tense album. That and Beach Baby is pretty much everything I know about John Carter.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:37am john:

Beat me to it, Michael!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:39am Sybil:

Evan, you have some knowledgeable commenteers, if I may say so myself. :-P
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:39am efd:

yeah, i think i had a passing awareness of the Sagittarius connection, but it was really "Beach Baby" and "Sound Of Summer" that sucked me in. Thanks for the additional info Michael and John!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:40am efd:

Sybil, you're telling me! I love it.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:40am john:

Loving this Popguns track...sort of like the Shop Assistants if they didn't record underwater.

Pleasure's all mine. Any time I can work Curt Boettcher into a conversation, I'm there.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:41am Joe:

This popguns is -so- gooooood
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:43am Sybil:

underwater... so that's how they do it!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:44am john:

Well, I'm not entirely sure what the Shop Assistants recorded under. Could have been Jello.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:46am Sybil:

More proof that 1977 wasn't altogether the awesome year I thought it was at the time.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:47am Amanda:

Oh Shaun Cassidy, born so late.

Hey all, it is my birthday this week. Hope it's not gauche to mention that.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:49am Sybil:

Happy advance birthday, Amanda!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:49am Joe:

Yes, gauche. Gauche and unbecoming of a lady such as yourself.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:51am Sybil:

You got something against lefthanders?
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:53am Michael from the Left Coast:

Yeah--Thomas Function!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:54am Joe:

Wow... I got etymology pwnd.

Happy birthday, 'manda
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:55am Amanda:

OH YOU GUYS. Thanks. :)

No, Sybil, I am half left-handed myself!

Thomas Function YAAAAY.
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:56am john:

And quite dextrously too, Joe!
  Wed. 1/14/09 12:59am Sybil:

I myself am ambigaucherous.

Yes, I know that's an unhappy melding of Latin and Greek. But no one but this audience would ever notice!
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:00am Sybil:

It's the Stainless Steel Rat!

Or not.
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:01am john:

Actually I'm not sure there's any Greek in it, Sybil. What am I missing?
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:04am Joe:

JAKE ONE what the deal what the deal
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:05am Sybil:

Oh, man, John, you're right. No Greek. Whatever puzzle here, is not that one.

I've got to go review my (linguistic) roots. Just, not tonight.
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:07am Joe:

Actually, wikipedia says "ambi-" is "proto-celtic"... not to... you know... be a jerk or anything.

Also, I absolutely cannot wait to drink beer all day on saturday then go see this band. Can-not-wait.
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:08am Joe:

I mean WOOOOO!, you guys. Seriously.
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:10am john:

Ambo is Latin for "both."
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:12am efd:

and Street for "ambulance"
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:13am Laurie:

Okay, I'm actually proud of this funny I just wrote. It was in response to a whiny film student complaining about how a piece of crap movie got greenlit. He does this all the time. I'm sorry your shitty film school movie isn't getting bought, jerkface, we're tired of hearing it. "I hope there's a sequel, and I hope it's called My Bloody Valentine II: Loveless."

On second thought, maybe Loveless should be the final part of a My Bloody Valentine triology. The sequel, then, should be My Bloody Valentine II: Isn't Anything, and the tagline will be "but filled with RAGE." Or something like that.

I'm going to go edit my post on that messageboard.
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:13am efd:

Joe, I hope you're taking public transit or have a designated driver!

Sorry to get all grownuppy on you...
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:18am john:

ταχος is Ancient Greek for "speed."
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:24am Joe:

WFMU: DJ's that care.

No worries, we'll be at Down the Hatch until at least 7, looks like an awkward train-ride but a nice walk over to alphabet city. Unless you can bum 5 dudes a ride?
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:31am efd:

I care, but not enough to try to cram five of you in my car. If the weather predictions hold true a walk of any distance on Saturday night should sober you right up, in any case.
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:37am Joe:

FUCK! Not again! This is the third consecutive time it's snowed the weekend I've made city plans.

I'll have to hail me one of those super-cabs...
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:37am Michael from the Left coast:

The white hills have done it--they've put me into a stupor--good night y'all
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:38am Joe:

David Shire: famous scorer of Talia Shire! Let us all be jealous for a moment...
  Wed. 1/14/09 1:39am efd:

i don't think it's supposed to snow, it's just supposed to be super-cold.

goodnight, Michael!
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