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Options August 11, 2009: Mink DeVille tribute, with guests Ben Edmonds AND Ted Leo! Plus, the best Midnight Ticket Oasis ever.
Willy DeVille, leader of the band Mink DeVille and a critically acclaimed solo artist, died late last week of pancreatic cancer. While they wouldn't be considered a "punk" band today, Mink DeVille were regulars at CBGB in the early/mid-'70s, alongside the Ramones, Television and Talking Heads. Ben Edmonds, a former editor for Creem, signed the band to Capitol Records in 1976 and subsequently paired them with legendary producer/arranger Jack Nitzsche. Ben shares his memories of Willy and provides his unique perspective on how a soul-blues-roots-Latin band fit in -- and didn't -- with the dawn of the NYC punk rock scene.
PLUS, as if that weren't enough, the wonderful Ted Leo pops in to perform a heartfelt version of Mink DeVille's "Let Me Dream If I Want To."
Ted Leo appears courtesy of Tom Scharpling

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Willy DeVille and his wife Toots
Willy DeVille and his wife Toots photo: Leland Bobbe

(* = new)

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
mink deville  little girl   Options s/t  capitol  1977  MInk DeVille's debut LP    0:00:00 ()
mink deville  cadilac walk   Options 7"  capitol  1977      0:04:10 ()
mink deville  spanish stroll   Options s/t  capitol  1977      0:07:54 ()
mink deville  soul twist   Options return to magenta  capitol  1978  Return To Magenta, Mink DeVille's second LP    0:10:35 ()
mink deville  mixed up, shook up girl   Options s/t  capitol  1977      0:13:19 ()
Interview with Ben Edmonds
willy deville  hey joe   Options backstreets of desire  forward/rhino  1992  Backstreets of Desire CD    0:36:09 ()
ted leo  let me dream if i want to   Options live in the studio!          0:42:34 ()
mink deville  just your friends   Options return to magenta  capitol  1978      0:45:51 ()
mink deville  gunslinger   Options s/t  capitol  1978      0:50:05 ()
willy deville  empty heart   Options backstreets of desire  forward/rhino  1992      0:52:16 ()
warlocks  static eyes   Options the mirror explodes  tee pee      *   1:05:48 ()
a sunny day in glasgow  (cult of) the cemetery flowers   Options you can't hide your love forever 1 7"  geographic north      *   1:11:23 ()
jeanne marie sens  tape tape tape   Options va-dirty french psychedelics  discograph      *   1:15:17 ()
tussle  animal cop   Options you can't hide your love forever 2 7"  geographic north      *   1:17:21 ()
steeplechase  down on the town   Options lady bright  polydor  1970      1:21:29 ()
              1:25:02 ()
peter holsapple & chris stamey  widescreen world   Options here and now  bar none      *   1:29:42 ()
summer cats  let's go   Options songs for tuesdays  slumberland      *   1:33:21 ()
art brut  the passenger   Options art brut vs. satan  downtown      *   1:35:54 ()
outsets  dancin' in the dark   Options s/t 12" ep  plexus  1983      1:38:32 ()
the laureates  i wanna miss you   Options witching boots  funambulist  2008  Chicagohoans!! See the Laureates live this Thursday night at the Hideout! I hope you know where that is, because I don't!    1:41:46 ()
hex dispensers  gates of steel   Options winchester mystery house  douche master      *   1:50:49 ()
nothing people  it's been a bad day   Options not yet released          1:53:19 ()
bare wires  looking for some action   Options 7"  milk n' herpes      *   1:56:10 ()
dan bryk  city of...   Options pop psychology  urban myth      *   1:58:33 ()
awol one & factor  official   Options owl hours  fake four inc      *   2:01:42 ()
suck  sin's a good man's brother   Options time to suck  shadoks    orig 1971  *   2:12:47 ()
leroy stevens  assorted screams   Options favorite recorded screams  small world      *   2:15:53 ()
harvey averne  the micro-mini   Options never learned to drive: anthology 1967-71  fania      *   2:18:04 ()
don armando's second avenue rhumba band  deputy of love   Options va-ze 30: ze records 1979-2009  strut      *   2:20:41 ()
flight  johnny's mixed up   Options 7"  sweet rot      *   2:25:50 ()
eddy current suppression ring  yo-yo man   Options s/t  goner      *   2:33:24 ()
wire  ambitious   Options 1985-1990: the a list  mute        2:36:45 ()
miss kittin & the hacker  1000 dreams   Options two  nobody's business      *   2:40:48 ()
love is all  jealousy   Options last choice  what's your rupture      *   2:46:12 ()
little claw  human taste   Options human taste  ecstatic peace      *   2:50:07 ()
mink deville  she's so tough   Options s/t  capitol  1977      2:54:46 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 8/11/09 11:07pm efd:

hi folks - Ben Edmonds coming up at around 11:20, after which a VERY SPECIAL live appearance from Ted Leo!
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:10pm Wendy from Windsor:

WERDDDDD!!!!! on Ted Leo!!!
And finally someone playing some Mink Deville!
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:10pm billy gibbons:

yo, zz top on qualuudes
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:15pm Sybil:

RIP, Mr. DeVille.

I'm completely blissing out on the music...
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:17pm Sybil:

This was "my song" for a long time. (Make of it what you like.)
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:21pm BunnyKickButt:

Does it still smell like PFT in the studio?
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:21pm randy in NC:

RIP. I saw him back then at CB's.
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:39pm BunnyKickButt:

Goodnight all you funksters. The bed calls. Have fun.
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:39pm slicky:

good job.
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:39pm efd:

special live guest Ted Leo coming right up!
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:46pm Jessica:

Aloha, EFD, and howdy Ted!
What a set to come back to - full on FMU awesome in effect.
Cheers from my new hideout, deep in the crackalicious westernmost eastbay, now with intarwebs.
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:51pm efd:

hi Jessica, Sybil, slicky, BunnyKB and Wendy! nice to have you all here... I'm still floored by that Ted Leo performance!
  Tue. 8/11/09 11:56pm Danne D:

Hi all you funk afficianados! :)
What's going on EFD?
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:03am Danne D:

hmm, this ticket announcer guy sounds familiar...
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:18am efd:

best Midnight TIcket Oasis ever. Hi Danne!
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:22am randy in NC:

EFD- To continue from last week, I thought the live version Mitch Easter did of Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' was hotter than either his recorded version or the original IMHO...
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:24am KC:

Thank the gods for archives. Friends wouldn't shut up during Willy's set! This is a great show, keep it up.
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:28am Danne D:

I have that premium :)
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:40am Danne D:

btw, thanks for your help, Evan :)
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:42am efd:

don't mention it, Danne!

KC, yes, the archives rule. And Randy, I agree 100%.
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:43am randy in NC:

  Wed. 8/12/09 12:51am randy in NC:

Vinny played with the early Feelies and with Richard Lloyd among others...
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:52am Danne D:

So Evan, I'm starting to feel like my Barre K's are the Red Sox to Ubergoober's Yankees this year. *sigh*
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:54am Danne D:

Whooooooooo, lovin' the Devo cover!
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:58am stingy d:

listening on my new iphone
  Wed. 8/12/09 12:59am efd:

Danne, if your baseball analogy is correct then I'm banking on a comeback!

hey Stingy!
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:00am Danne D:

LOL thanks for your confidence EFD!

Stingy - alas I just gotta pre myself. No FMU app for that I'm sure
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:01am randy in NC:

This Bare Wires has to be on a top ten of the year list, right?
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:02am efd:

Randy, absolutely. Pretty sure it's currently the single of the year, we'll see if anything topples it between now and December
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:08am Sybil:

So, because I'm drifting off...

Thanks for the great Willy deVille tribute, efd! (And the great Ted Leo cover, and the best Midnight Ticket Oasis reading EVAR!)

I'll be listening as I fall asleep but I'm too tired to stay upright.

Night, all!
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:09am Danne D:

Got my first football draft tomorrow. where has the summer gone?

G'night Sybil - sweet dreams :)
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:11am Danne D:

I bet a Funk family picnic would be a real blast :)
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:15am Danne D:

A band that plays both King Crimson and Grand Funk - pretty impressive range :)
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:17am Pete:


You can get the Bare Wires record @


Unfortunatly, only vinyl (this is starting to make me mad) It's 13 bucks which may be cheaper than emusic but at least you will have the record
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:17am MD:

Aw crap. RIP MINK. And I'm just tuning in. Couldya one more Mink D play? Thanks amililon !
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:19am MD:

Did you buy this Leroy Stevens at Dope Jams, any chance?
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:22am efd:

MD, it's the station's copy so I'm not sure where it came from - might have been sent as a promo.

maybe i'll spin one last MInk track to end the show.
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:22am Danne D:

That Leroy Stevens reminds of those old Rock Station contests where they'd mash up like 10 snippets of a song real fast and if you could name them all you'd win like $10,000
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:41am Rarus Avis:

Follow Wire with The Bachs?
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:42am Rarus Avis:

Or, Willy Nelson?
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:43am efd:

i was thinking miss kittin & the hacker
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:47am Rarus Avis:

Works for me. It's definitely your show. Thank you for good a good experience. Or, following Miss Kitten, Discrete Encounter. Ears just wandering.
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:51am MD:

Ah, so good of you to play more Mink (time permitting of course.. and unfortunately as these RIPs relentlessly teach, Time doth little permit..).
Now re: Leroy Stevens, I found that same scream record at Dope Jams over weekend, thought you were mining the same vein. (NB scream collectors, they had a few more copies in stock I believe..
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:57am Danne D:

Night, everyone. Another great show, EFD!
  Wed. 8/12/09 1:58am efd:

thanks Danne and all - this one was special. see you all next week.
  Fri. 8/14/09 4:52am chuck:

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