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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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Wed. Oct 16th, 9pm - Midnight: Singles Going Seventies! (More info...)
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Wed. Oct 30th, 9pm - Midnight: Stag plays live (More info...)

Options February 3, 2009: let me be your distraction

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
henry gross  dixie spider man   Options plug me into something  a&m  1975      0:00:00 ()
marked men  fix my brain   Options fix my brain  swami  2006      0:02:49 ()
graham parker  hold back the night   Options pink parker ep  mercury    note: black vinyl    0:05:18 ()
abba  tiger   Options arrival  atlantic  1977      0:08:12 ()
the pains of being pure at heart  the tenure itch   Options s/t  slumberland      *   0:11:28 ()
a blind dog stares  thru the fence   Options 12"  guillotine  1981      0:14:44 ()
human noise  moscow 1980 (impotent fury remix)   Options 7" (on cdr, sent by the label, hence the skipping)  caroline true    mainicured noise single, remixed by fred deakin of lemon jelly  *   0:21:44 ()
blurt  cut it   Options 7"  orchestra pit tecording company      *   0:24:28 ()
cyclone 60  chocolat   Options instant classic  self-released      *   0:36:32 ()
manitoba's wild kingdom  the party starts now!!   Options ...and you?  mca  1990      0:39:53 ()
circle  harmaat linnut   Options 7"  sub pop      *   0:42:07 ()
obits  put it in writing   Options 7"  one cross apiece      *   0:47:07 ()
wavves  here's to the sun   Options   woodsist    s/t  *   0:50:28 ()
the trashies  nuke 'em   Options fartstorm 7" ep  ken rock  2007  new to WFMU    0:53:04 ()
16  me & my shadow   Options bridges to burn  relapse      *   1:05:16 ()
manhandlers  2 tight 2 fight   Options s/t  criminal iq      *   1:10:45 ()
bosom divine  i'm your animal   Options 7"  les disques steak      *   1:13:08 ()
robert gordon with link wray  woman (you're my woman)   Options s/t  private stock  1977      1:16:10 ()
monkey power trio  buddha sings   Options lest we be misunderstood 7" ep  pocohontas swamp machine      *   1:18:39 ()
weave!  bravery   Options s/t  pacific reasons      *   1:25:19 ()
el bimbo  bimbo jet   Options 7"  scepter  1975      1:27:05 ()
mc yogi  elephant power   Options elephant power  white swan      *   1:29:28 ()
mc yogi  ganesh is fresh   Options elephant power  white swan    TWOFER TUESDAY!!!!  *   1:32:57 ()
kiss  do you love me   Options va-dj soul punk presents platforms glitter & breakbeats vol 2  none      *   1:36:46 ()
the laureates  her fiction   Options there are no more gentlemen  funambulist      *   1:51:34 ()
music for pleasure  fuel to the fire   Options 7"  rage  1981      1:54:44 ()
the whines  indian homewrecker   Options insane ok 7" ep  just for the hell of it      *   1:57:53 ()
jobriath  ooh la la   Options creatures of the street  collectors' choice      *   2:00:57 ()
the nerves  paper dolls   Options one way ticket  alive    hear Paul Collins live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic this Saturday, along with Gentleman Jesse & His Men  *   2:04:24 ()
veedee  glimpses of another world   Options 7"  criminal iq      *   2:14:20 ()
april wine  sheila   Options roughly speaking  universal canada, eh?  2006      2:20:33 ()
riverboat gamblers  what's what   Options something to crow about  gearhead  2004      2:23:45 ()
dam funk  track 1   Options rhythm trax vol iv  stones throw    nice to hear from my cousin Dam...  *   2:25:59 ()
robert pollard  faking my harlequin   Options the crawling distance  guided by voices inc      *   2:32:49 ()
love boat  no particular girl to love   Options imaginary beatings of love  alien snatch!      *   2:36:42 ()
goodnight loving  safe at home   Options s/t  off the hip      *   2:38:57 ()
the hot dogs  say what you mean   Options 7"  ardent  1973      2:42:24 ()
golden birthday  good guys   Options infinite leagues  rainbow body      *   2:46:51 ()
private entertainment  flowers/he's dancing in my belly   Options four tracks 7" ep  white denim      *   2:53:44 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 2/3/09 11:06pm Joe:

Where was this song when I was 13?!
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:07pm john:

It's been nearly a year, but, yes, folks, it's the Triumphant Return of Rockin' Henry Gross!
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:10pm Laurie:

I love this ABBA song!
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:11pm Charles:

Me too Laurie!
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:11pm Sybil:

from Graham Parker to... Abba?
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:12pm cheri:

hiya evan--did you like the superbowl?? i only watched the half time show,, i think abba is the devil's music,=)
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:14pm Jan Coztás.:

The new Marked Men album is great. Maybe even better than Fix My Brain.
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:17pm john:

I'm sure it's just me, and I LIKE this Pains Of Etc record, but I can't help thinking "Finally, a decent C86 tribute band."
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:18pm cheri:

so efd did you do anything special besides the superbow this week??
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:20pm efd:

john - not that there's anything wrong with that!
jan - haven't seen/heard the new Marked Men, but I'll keep an eye out for sure - I loved Fix My Brain.
cheri - sure, I liked the super bowl fine. We'll have to agree to disagree about Abba.
Sybil, Laurie, Charles, Joe - hi!

OK, 7 minute song is about 2/3rds over, time to figure out what to play next.
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:20pm Joe:

As someone who -just- finally listened to C86, john, I am in complete agreement with you.
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:23pm john:

EFD--Exactly! I'd urge all new bands to be mandatorily issued a copy of The Subway Organisation comp CD. I'd bet someone in that group owns it.
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:23pm Sybil:

I loved Trent's comments yesterday about the superbowl, which I'm sure I can't recreate here.

Basically, "I enjoyed watching those two sporting teams. There was a lot of stuff happening. Sometimes there isn't so much happening."

I actually have the Pink Parker in pink vinyl. I am that way.
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:24pm HotRod:

Thanks for the tunes...
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:24pm efd:

ironically, my Pink Parker is a promo -- so it's not pink. Boo-ya!

There was a guy at the party I was at who was saying, "Go, game!" Kind of how I felt.
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:26pm cheri:

evan if you have THE CAKE cd on hand could you play a tune,,,thanx efd
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:26pm john:

At about the three hour mark I was yelling at myself "Go, home!" What I'll never get about football is why they invariably wait until the fourth quarter to start playing.
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:31pm Jessica:

I'm not going out in that, either. FYI.
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:31pm Jessica:

  Tue. 2/3/09 11:35pm Pete:


Marked Men have a new record called "GHOSTS" on Dirtnap released a week ago
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:45pm E.L.:

I "lucked out" last week and wound up with a show day for my first class. It may happen again this week. Are teachers supposed to root for snow days?
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:45pm Billy Jam:

Farms in Berkeley? Abba on WMFU? Hells yeah......Hey EFD - good show as always - greetings from Cali where I am doing WFMU remote this Friday....with lots O guests....see UPCOMING on wfmu,org for details
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:49pm Amanda:

I just came home, turned the radio on before my coat was even off, and heard: "THE PARTY STARTS NOW!"

This gladdened me a bit.
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:50pm cheri:

you can't play THE CAKE 2nite evan?
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:50pm HotRod:

Hey Amanda!
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:52pm Fredrik:

  Tue. 2/3/09 11:52pm cheri:

hiya wuzzzzzup hotrod!!!!!!
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:53pm efd:

sorry Cheri, no Cake tonight.

Hi HotRod, hi Amanda! That was a good song to come home to. Now, get your mp3 recording machine ready for later...
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:55pm efd:

hey Billy, thanks for checking in from Cali! (that goes for you too, Jessica) and hi, E.L.!
  Tue. 2/3/09 11:59pm cheri:

evan i need your opinion--do think i have bad taste in music??
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:00am C:

EVERYONE has good taste in music!
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:01am Amanda:

Hi hi everybunny! HotRod, you have to come up and visit again soon!

I am relieved to know the youth of America are in good hands with E.L. as their teacher.

mp3 recording machine? Are we living in the future?
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:11am E.L.:

I was writing an email while I was listening and I thought you said "Me And My Arrow," EFD. My cat would love 16.

Don't worry Amanda, I'll be fired in no time.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:14am cheri:

yall have a wonderfull week,,,,g'nite,ohh efd please be kind when answering my question,,,thnx again=)=)=)
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:16am Joe:

This guy sounds like the guy from Cold War Kids, except I want to punch him less. Of course, I don't know what he looks like.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:18am Jessica:

the what What WHAT, Billy Jam?
I have a pile of creepy things to attend to, Friday, which should be wrapped up right about then-ish.
Mmm, I smell antidote-to-creepy-things.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:18am Amanda:

oh man....
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:19am efd:

E.L., I'd like to hear 16 covering "Me and My Arrow."

Amanda, now it makes sense, right?
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:21am Billy Jam:

hey jessica - have been sending you invites to Friday's Oak-Town remote since last week......IF you think you can make it email me at billyjam at wfmu dot org for location info....And if U cant make it - no worries - will be back in Da Yay again real soon....HEY EFD thanks for allowing me to use your COMMENTS as an avenue of communicaition....more Graham Parker!!
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:23am efd:

Billy, I am all about communication avenues!

Cheri - my opinion on your (or anyone's) musical taste is completely irrelevant.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:26am Amanda:

Yes, it does! Thought you might be heading there but did not have the "audacity" to hope.

I think any regular listener to this show must have quite good musical taste, but that is my own taste talking. So it's a circular argument.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:26am E.L.:

Oh! I heard Monkey Power Trio on Liz's show. I knew that name sounded familiar.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:28am Joe:

I know my taste in music is mediocre at best - my constantly listening to WFMU is me trying to make it better. It's like when you're trying to lose weight and you enter a triathalon that never ends.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:29am cheri:

efd see you next week,,,
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:30am Sybil:

My taste in music is reputedly deplorable...
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:32am E.L.:

Joe, maybe start with a uniathlon or biathlon and work your way up?
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:32am Joe:


  Wed. 2/4/09 12:34am Joe:

E.L. - I kinda did. I used to listen to FUV. -Burn-
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:36am Joe:

  Wed. 2/4/09 12:37am Joe:

Hmm I guess call-and-response doesn't work so good on the internet.

Man I gotta stop being such a wierdo.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:39am efd:

good effort, though, Joe!
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:39am efd:

on the call & response, i mean
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:40am Joe:

well... the weird takes effort, too.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:40am E.L.:

Any chance of some Paul Stanley banter to go along with this? I think it's far, far better than their music. I wish he did spoken word performances.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:40am HotRod:

Circular Power!
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:42am Neil:

Liked that MC Yogi so much I just bought it!
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:44am Tom:

That was 1976 Destroyer hmm I had to think about that one 2X cause the one I never got back then was Destroyer I skipped to "Rock'n'Roll" over ( hated !!!!!!!!!!!!! Bob Ezrin's production with a passion !!!)
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:54am Jessica:

Like the song says: aw, yeah!

I was on the phone with a sales rep, ordering new phone svc., and had to walk back into the Do You Love Me [turned up to 11] room to get my purse, and almost got the poor girl fired for laughing too loud. c'mon, like her supervisor wouldn't have just belted it out along with the clearly-always-right customer.
  Wed. 2/4/09 12:56am E.L.:

Well it looks like school is on. I'll check in next week. Best to all! Thanks Evan!
  Wed. 2/4/09 1:00am C:

this has been one of my favorite EFD shows of all time! (but i've only been listening for like 2 years) you're really giving the may day mayhem a run for its money!
  Wed. 2/4/09 1:01am efd:

wow, thanks C! I appreciate that.

goodnight E.L., good luck tomorrow! (or maybe I should be wishing that to the students)
  Wed. 2/4/09 1:17am Joe:

The Evan "Funk" Davies Show - perpetually teaching you how to not be stupid.
  Fri. 2/6/09 7:22pm marie:

great, fun show!
  Fri. 10/16/09 8:55pm JeffreyPaul:

Henry Put Plug me into something out all my fans love it .JeffreyPaul Bass player Rock Candy
  Fri. 10/16/09 9:41pm JeffreyPaul:

Henry Put Plug me into something out all my fans love it .JeffreyPaul Bass player Rock Candy
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