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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
robin tyner & the hot rods  till the night is gone (let's rock)   Options 7"  island  1977      0:00:00 ()
ufo  long gone   Options 7"  chrysalis  1981      0:03:07 ()
sweet diesel  morning breath   Options 7"  engine  1995      0:07:46 ()
cichlids  14 or fight   Options be true to your school  bold  1980      0:10:23 ()
random hold  film music   Options s/t 12" ep  polydor  1979      0:13:08 ()
kristian hoffman  lemons never forget   Options melody four 7" ep  eggbert  1995      0:16:37 ()
brigg  hey mister   Options s/t  mind's eye        0:19:15 ()
the parallels  arms to hold you   Options 7"  la-ti-da  2008      0:22:46 ()
mood 6  hanging around   Options 7"  emi  1982      0:24:49 ()
thee 50's high teens  it's all over   Options punch de beat  tokyo no      *   0:38:32 ()
manhandlers  make out bandit   Options s/t  criminal iq      *   0:41:31 ()
hexa  classes / well well well   Options s/t        *   0:43:22 ()
mouth & macneal  how do you do?   Options how do you do?  phiips  1972      0:47:30 ()
lydsod  thinking cap   Options ancient age  nest      *   0:51:19 ()
the whines  insane ok   Options 7" ep  just for the hell of it      *   1:07:40 ()
nice face  exterminator   Options 7"  hozac      *   1:08:51 ()
jacuzzi boys  strange hand   Options split 7" with king khan  florida's dying      *   1:11:10 ()
das black milk  light fever   Options not yet released      watch for a live set from these guys on my show sometime in April    1:14:06 ()
manikins  losin' streak   Options crocodiles  full breach kicks      *   1:26:05 ()
gems  cry   Options va-titan - it's all pop!  numero  2008      1:29:12 ()
the wanderers  ready to snap   Options only lovers left alive  captain oi  1981  (cd reissue)    1:32:22 ()
tim lee 3  mile-long midway   Options good2b3  paisley pop      *   1:36:35 ()
el goodo  feel so fine   Options coyote  grease    they're Welsh!  *   1:44:10 ()
city center  gold girls   Options 7"  invisible friend      *   1:48:16 ()
chris joss  zingy twangs   Options sticks  esl      *   1:51:28 ()
ramona king  super chicken   Options va-golden state funk  bgp        1:55:31 ()
robert pollard  cave zone   Options the crawling distance  guided by voices inc      *   2:07:37 ()
hank iv  symptomatic (edit)   Options refuge in genre  siltbreeze  2008      2:10:33 ()
tijuana panthers  creature   Options cd single  self-released      *   2:14:01 ()
bill nelson  flaming desire   Options 12"  phonogram  1982      2:17:00 ()
d.d. sound  burning love   Options va-disco italia  strut  2008      2:23:13 ()
bosom divine  i'm your animal   Options 7"  les disques steak      *   2:38:10 ()
all natural lemon & lime flavors  i am where you were   Options 7"  gern blandsten  1996      2:41:21 ()
errors  saluti france   Options it's not something but it is like whatever  rock action      *   2:47:31 ()
lalo schifrin  mannix   Options mannix  collectors' choice      *   2:50:15 ()
len weinrib  swami   Options 7"  capitol  1966?      2:52:34 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 2/17/09 11:14pm Laurie:

Hi, Evan!

For those who haven't heard yet, Glenn Danzig is replacing Bret and his Wig as the... prize? I guess! Anyway, he's doing the next season of Rock of Love. Rejoice, fiends!
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:15pm cheri:

hi evan--wuzzzup??hope you had a great week,=)
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:17pm efd:

hi Cheri, hi Laurie! Laurie, congrats on your award!
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:19pm cheri:

efd please play some blossom dearie 2nite,,thank you
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:22pm john:

Hey Evan! Awesome Bee Gees cover. Whole album is actually really good, not just the EP
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:22pm Laurie:

Thanks, Evan!
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:27pm C:

bride of satan??? are you kidding me VH1? i thought obama was supposed to be making this country better
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:30pm Terre T:

Cripes...Mood 6!
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:40pm cheri:

evan--have you got any blossom dearie tunes??
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:42pm john:

As long as we're talking about that Bee Gees tribute, and I fully realize I'm the only one who is, Phil Seymour's version of The First Mistake I Ever Made is amazing. Back to live action.
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:42pm efd:

nope, I do not.

Hi Terre! and hi, C!
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:46pm cheri:

efd you ever watch family guy?? if so what do you think of the show?? i think it's funny as hell,,
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:52pm Terre T:

U GOTTA put that Mood 6 cut on yr 2009 premium, bro! Also hi Laurie---congrats on yr Big Win on The Best Show(sorry i dint reply on my Comments section this past Sat--i was goin nutz --u HAVE NO IDEA-acck!)
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:55pm Laurie:

Thanks, Terre! That Paul Collins Beat/Gentleman Jesse show was a winner! I can't wait to see Gentleman Jesse next month. Yay!
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:55pm efd:

TT, I'm trying to decide between that song or "Just Like A Dream," but I think it's safe to say there will be a Mood 6 trrack on there for sure.
Cheri, I don't really watch Family Guy.
  Tue. 2/17/09 11:59pm cheri:

well i'm beat,,i'm outa here,,,evan,,thnx see ya next week,,,
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:02am Marc:

can't wait for this year's premium. The last one is still a favourite to funk to when doing housework
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:03am john:

Just Like A Dream was also great! Opening track on that super cool nu-psych comp A Splash Of Colour in what, 81 or something? Barracudas and The Times on that too. Worth digging out. I'm done now. Srsly.
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:08am Michael From the Left Coast:

I go out one night and I miss Kristian Hoffman doing the Bee Gees! Damn
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:15am efd:

let that be a lesson to you, Michael!

John, yep, that is a great comp. Marc, I hope this year's premium lives up to your expectations!
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:32am Jessica:

OMG, that reminds me: I was supposed to finish my Corn Weenie, tonight, and have I even started? Not so much!


I blame my spine[ is the bassline] (you can't not say it, once you get that far. if you're me.), and the bit that got rearranged when I wasn't looking, what with keeping my eyes on the road and the big red light overhead and all.
impending Percocet + the EFD showtime + Corn Weenie deadline => this is gonna be magnificent! Yaaay!
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:33am Joe:

The Manikins - For when you're this close to saying "Man, fuck it."

Great jorb on the epic live-show lineup EFD.
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:33am Jessica:

[the Atlantic City rosterreader reminded]
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:36am Michael from the Left Coast:

So EFD did you go to Chef Vola in AC? If not you missed the best meal in the state of New Jersey.
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:37am Cal Zone!:

Hey EFD, play something positive for Chimps. Lotta bad press lately. They can use some spin control.
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:39am efd:

Chef Vola? No, I missed that altogether. And here I thought I was doing OK by hitting Tony's Baltimore Grill for dinner.

Glad that roster of bands did some good, Jessica!

Cal, I'll see if I can scare something up to send a positive monkey message. Might have to wait for DAve the Spazz, though...
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:47am Michael from the Left Coast:

You were at the Tropicana?! You were right near Chef Vola! A missed opportunity.
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:49am efd:

oh man, next time!
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:54am Michael From the Left Coast:

I'll have to give you the unlisted number to Chef Vola--you have to make a reservation (and it's better to call because you probably wouldn't find the place without proper directions from them)
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:56am Joe:

This sitar is pretty good, but I feel like it needs some rapping over it.
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:57am Michael from the Left Coast:

Wow-is the rest of this Chris Joss record as good as this?
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:59am efd:

MIchael, yeah, it's pretty good - but, not all the songs feature sitar as prominently. There are some organ and flute-based songs as well.

Joe, I'd have a feeling you might be thinking that -- because I was, too!
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:06am Joe B:

Tony's Baltimore Grill rules! One of the best places ever!
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:22am Michael from the Left Coast:

Wow-Bill Nelson! Haven't heard this in ten years
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:24am Jessica:

omg Bill Nelson, yay!
I have this on vinyl. It gets played, sometimes.
That, plus Nice Face and Fallen Leaves. And the Batcave comp.
Otherwise it all kind of sits there and looks pretty, beside the slab o wood & belt drive contraption.
This isn't fair, tho, 'cause I can't dance around like it's 1983 with my back all discombobulated.
Play this again in a few weeks?
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:25am Jessica:

(Left Coast aso representin', bringing the Bill Nelson love [turns to lust])
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:25am efd:

Jessica, you're going to want me to play the next song again in a few weeks too, I'm afraid.
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:29am Jessica:

That's not going to be a problem, is it?

It took me a while: this could have been Fly Robin Fly, that song in the Mos Eiseley cantina, or... it's gone now.
My first thought was "How's he going to mix Bill Nelson and Billy Squier?"
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:32am efd:

ha! Now I feel like I'm being challenged! :)

This song definitely has that Silver Convention feel to it.
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:33am Spoony:

Great show, Evan.
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:34am Joe:

The Mos Eisley Cantina song is called "Mad About Me".

The band's name was "Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes."

stop me, if I'm boring you.
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:42am efd:

And here I was worried about whether I'd be able to stay awake for the rest of my show.

Glad you're enjoying the show, Spoony!
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:55am Michael from the Left Coast:

I never saw a single episode of Mannix but loved watching the opening credits for this theme
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:58am Joe B:

Fave Mannix episode is the one with Buffalo Springfield
  Wed. 2/18/09 1:58am Joe:

The swami sounds like a cartoon cat who's name I can't recall. I want to say Top Cat. But I don't think it's him.
  Wed. 2/18/09 10:49am herb:

ooooh, so that's who sings "how do you do?". i recall it from when i first started listening to a.m. - tho my earliest memory off radio is "spirit in the sky" (which 104.3 played a lil before the GRAHAM NASH interv on sunday). plus, me wuv wuv wuv "hanging around" - when i started listening to WNYU, i'd write down a list of songs that thrilled me. it was on it (darn, where is that list?).
  Wed. 2/18/09 12:04pm laura:

Ooooh, can we have some more hints about what's going to be on the marathon premium?
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