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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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Options September 8, 2009: steppin' into the 80s (and then some)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
dirty angels  kiss tomorrow goodbye   Options kiss tomorrow goodbye  private stock  1977 

In honor of my first-ever live concert: the Dictators and the Dirty Angels at the Bottom Line.
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martha and the muffins  echo beach   Options metro music  dindisc  1979      0:03:51 ()
de cylinders  i wanna get married   Options 7"  sing sing    orig 1979 - vinyl reissue  *   0:07:11 ()
the specials  gangsters   Options 7"  chrysalis / two-tone        0:09:01 ()
diana dors  so little time   Options va-the girls are at it again: uk beat girls 1964-69  universal uk      *   0:11:34 ()
the brew  i saw your face   Options va-beat party 7" ep  alleluia        0:14:12 ()
bare wires  looking for some action   Options 7"  milk n' herpes    10 weeks in a row!  *   0:17:32 ()
the miamis  we deliver   Options s/t  self-released      *   0:20:08 ()
parry gripp  turkey so fine   Options hoagiefest 2008      http://parrygripp.com    0:22:27 ()
starbreaker  the sound of summer   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm  2003  orig 1977    0:24:21 ()
miss kittin & the hacker  indulgence   Options two  nobody's bizzness      *   0:36:07 ()
bus crates  broken pencils   Options 7"  harmony society      *   0:40:33 ()
reigning sound  the bells   Options love and curses  in the red      *   0:42:29 ()
barbara lynn  mix it up baby   Options here is barbara lynn  water    orig 1968  *   0:44:31 ()
white hills  under skin or by name   Options gliitter glamour atrocity  self-released  2007  playing live this Thursday night at Union Pool!    0:46:47 ()
mucca pazza  st. fresca's regret   Options plays well together      playing live on my show next Tuesday night! Also playing live at the Knitting Factory (the new Brooklyn one) this Saturday the 12th, and the Mercury Lounge on Sunday the 13th.)    1:01:53 ()
yo la tengo  nothing to hide   Options popular songs  matador      *   1:06:41 ()
the champagne socialists  blue genes   Options 7"  slumberland      *   1:09:22 ()
woven bones  your sorcery   Options 7"  sweet rot      *   1:12:37 ()
manikin  mirrors   Options stop the sirens  super secret      *   1:15:09 ()
tv ghost  prodrome   Options 7"  columbus discount  2009  one of the many bands playing live as part of our huge WFMU Fest, Oct 1-3 at Music Hall of Williamsburg! See http://wfmu.org for full details!    1:26:01 ()
fresh & onlys  invisible forces   Options grey-eyed girls  woodsist      *   1:29:19 ()
hot chocolate  go go girl   Options cicero park  7ts/cherry red  2009  2-cd reissue    1:32:22 ()
apples in stereo  can you feel it?   Options #1 hits explosion  yep roc      *   1:35:57 ()
young fresh fellows  suck machine crater   Options i think this is  yep roc      *   1:40:00 ()
the a-bones  cat nip   Options not now!  norton      *   1:49:35 ()
las 4 monedas  perdoname   Options va-sensacional soul vol 2  vampisoul      *   1:52:17 ()
filmore street soul rebellions  put your weight on it part 2   Options va-the sould of money vol 3  kent        1:54:45 ()
the rantouls  little bit of this   Options 7"  chocolate covered      *   1:57:32 ()
the mckinleys  sweet and tender romance   Options va-backcomb 'n' beat  rpm        1:59:28 ()
carter-lewis and the southerners  sweet and tender romance   Options va-measure for measure: the john carter anthology  rpm  2003      2:02:52 ()
the clean  in the dreamlife you need a rubber soul   Options mister pop  merge      *   2:08:47 ()
fm knives  cassavettes vs the moneygoround   Options estrogen 7" ep  smartguy  2003      2:12:15 ()
the only ones  another girl, another planet   Options va-steppin' into the 80s  cbs holland  1980  see the cover here    2:16:06 ()
poison arrows  wild hearts beat free   Options 7"  full breach kicks        2:19:07 ()
davila 666  primero muerta   Options 7"  hozac      *   2:28:00 ()
tant brun  nej nej nej nej   Options va-total-pop! swedish diy punk & mod pop 1979-81  self-released        2:31:29 ()
the amber jets  turn around   Options split 7" with velocity  self-released        2:33:31 ()
tinopeners  set me free   Options 7"  sing sing    vinyl reissue, orig 1979  *   2:36:23 ()
cosmos  grapes of wrath   Options jar of jam ton of bricks  happy jack      *   2:39:38 ()
heavy trash  bumble bee   Options midnight soul serenade  big legal mess / fat possum      *   2:45:42 ()
ted leo  the back seat of my car   Options va-dog: a best show tribute to ram  wfmu      *   2:48:00 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 9/8/09 11:08pm sabrina lane:

hey evan---how was your labor day weekend??
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:10pm Paul McC.:

sabby lane is in my ears and in my eyes
four of fish and finger pies in summer...
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:11pm roughly half the population:

i wanna get divorced!!!!
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:13pm sabrina lane:

efd will you please play some donna summer tonite?
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:16pm the cake:

sabby!!! you two timer!!!
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:20pm G:

I haven't thought about Diana Dors in years. She was a pinup/sweater girl and actress in the 60s in the UK -- did she ever havce any success over here?

Little known fact -- her birthname was Diana Fluck. Be careful pronouncing it.
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:21pm Joe:

pronunciation hint: the "l" is silent
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:24pm Joe:

Everytime you've played this Bare Wires, I've not been paying attention. So now I'm dealing with the interesting phenomenon of being fully capable to sing along to a song I've never actually -heard- before.

The only other place where that's happened to me is with the Moody Blues songs my mother started exposing me to in utero.
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:24pm FCC:

I double dog dare ya.
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:27pm hoagies:

we *are* yummy.
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:29pm pfapfap:

Did people in the general WaWa vicinity think these jingles were Weird Al? Or is Parry known in those parts?
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:29pm Laurie:

Evan, I'm in Sadsackville D:
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:29pm efd:

hi everyone! lots going on here in the studio this evening, i hope to join you in the comments shortly. But it's nice to see you all here!
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:31pm anon.:

still pushing best show peeps out of the studio and cleaning up the mess? :-P
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:32pm sabrina lane:

i'm always here for evan
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:33pm Laurie:

Thank you, Evan. Gathering of the Sadsacks is still going strong in FOT Chat. (there are 20 people in chat still)
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:40pm toni daytona:

hiya everyone--just came in to say i hope you all had a wild labor day weekened!!!! i sure did =)
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:40pm Jock Detergent:

  Tue. 9/8/09 11:41pm efd:

whoa, whoa, whoa - i don't think i can handle toni daytona AND sabrina lane in the comments at the same time!
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:43pm masters and johnson:

if sabrina and toni dated, would they be f---ing themselves? :-P
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:47pm Joe:


I mean this song is good too but I was grooving the hell out of that awesome chillout tune. What happen?
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:48pm G:

the talkover bed came up by mistake!
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:49pm G:

the talkover bed came up by mistake!
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:49pm G:

ugh, connectivity hiccup. stereo comment.
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:49pm efd:

the chillout song ended and i was caught unawares!
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:53pm Danne D:

Hi funk folks!
Hope Laurie's sad sack status ceases shortly :)
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:54pm Joe:

They should have made it a loop!
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:54pm sabrina lane:

well i have to skip out again i'm sorry evan,,but i have my radio tuned to fmu,,,see yall next week,,,,evan toni & i say i love ya,,,,=)
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:55pm Joe:

this is awesome I'm going to see this guys now.
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:56pm butthead:

where's texas scott? he he he he he
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:56pm beavis:

shut up dillweed
  Tue. 9/8/09 11:57pm sabrina l.:

efd but if you need us just drop us an e-mail,,g'nite
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:02am Pete:


White Hills will realease a 12" EP on Thrill Jockey called "DEAD" which will feature three new tracks from their next record to be released in January and a remix of Ocean.. EP will be released on 10-6
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:03am john:

Drove right by the Brighton Bar with the Hugh Cornwell sign out. And then high-tailed it back to Connecticut (or Conne'icu'). Lucky Garden Staters!
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:14am tim:

love this song yo la song. one of the only good ones.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:16am Joe:

FU tim. FU right in the A.

Nah I'm just kidding - you alright, man.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:20am Joe:

Actually, you know what, hating on Yo La Tengo on a WFMU message board is an intensely ballsy move. I support it.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:21am tim:

i love yo la tengo. im just not sure its my kind of record.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:24am tim:

but for the record "nowhere to hide" is up on my top 5 songs of the year. good day for releases by the way. polvo. yo la tengo. raekwon.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:24am Joe:

ohhhhh. Yeah I'm actually not crazy about the new record, either. You're definitely right about that being one of the high points.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:25am tim:

slumberland go
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:27am tim:

where are you from joe?
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:30am Joe:

New Raekwon is super dope. Picked it up before class, been bumping it all day. Not sure if it's instant classic status yet though. I am currently located in the beautiful Skylands of North Jersey, sir.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:35am tim:

yeah i like alot of it. def the first side. he came through. alot of hype and i believe he lived up to it.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:37am tim:

i have a request for the dj. is he listening?
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:37am efd:

yes, he is!
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:40am tim:

hey. how about some thinking fellers union local 282. "hornets heart"?
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:40am Danne D:

of course the dj is listening...but is he reading?

ps yay Apples!
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:42am sabrina lane:

i'm back to say will you drop toni & i an e-mail sometime evan?
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:43am Danne D:

am i crazy or is the cowbell having trouble keeping up in this song?
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:44am tim:

your crazy
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:44am efd:

hmm, tim, would you settle for some young fresh fellers?
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:45am tim:

its yr call my friend. great show by the way.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:48am sabrina l.:

will you drop us a line efd??
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:55am Joe:

That is some grade A yakkity old timey sax playing right there.
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:55am celeste:

Hi Evan - great set, we are dancing in our living room in Berkeley, California!
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:56am tim:

sabrina the teenage witch. im sure you havent heard that before. geeeeeee
  Wed. 9/9/09 12:59am efd:

hey Celeste! great to hear from you, glad you're enjoying the set!
Joe, credit goes to A-Bones honker Lars Espensen for the old-timey sax sound.
Sabrina, I learned a while ago not to make a promise I might not keep.
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:01am Danne D:

you must be crazy too cuz I love the YFFs as well :)

Sabrina was one of Charlie's Angels. I'm sure she hasn't hear that one either :o)
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:04am coalhard:

  Wed. 9/9/09 1:07am sabrina lane:

evan,,it was my pleasure hangin out with you 2nite,,sure was fun!!! see yall next wee=)
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:08am celeste:

We like the McKinley's version better. Play it again!
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:09am Joe:

That Mckinley's version was straight heaven.
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:22am coalhard:

  Wed. 9/9/09 1:22am Joe:

How can you go wrong with a comp called "Steppin' into the 80s?"

Is the cover art suitably 80sish?
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:24am stingy d:

yo funkaho! i can't listen right now but yr in my heart! (no homo)
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:25am Joe:

That was literally the greatest comment ever.
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:33am efd:

Joe, that's a hard point to argue.
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:34am Amanda:

I will not be arguing it either.

Certainly an 80stastic album cover, enhanced by the console in the background of the photo, which I thought at first was part of the cover art.
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:34am Joe:

I know, I'm a little upset about it. stingy d might have won at commenting, forever.

PS - That cover exceeded my expectations in ways I can only barely comprehend. The fonts! The lineup! THE SHOES!
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:35am Joe:

And of course, the crushed beer can, just to make it edgy.
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:41am efd:

yeah, there was too much glare when i tried to do a straight overhead shot, so i had to lean it against something and the console was the handiest thing.
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:47am Amanda:

But the console is even in the same color scheme!

It's like it took everything you thought you knew about the 80s and made you re-understand it. (I am referring to stingy's comment.)
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:51am Danne D:

Hi Amanda! :) (wow, you're up late!)
And good night funk friends!
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:53am coalhard:

  Wed. 9/9/09 1:54am Danne D:

Ted Leo :)
okay now I really am going to sleep!
  Wed. 9/9/09 1:55am Amanda:

I know... didn't think I'd get in from JC in time to catch any of you, but glad I did. Goodnight!

This version of this song has been in my head all day...
  Wed. 9/9/09 2:06am Peteski:

Great show, thanks for that Steppin into the 80s pic, (and liked the "Do you think Kim Clijsters is a fan of Wooden Shjips?" tweet) and the smart aleck FOT/BS asides.
  Fri. 9/18/09 9:30am JonFromMaplewood:

What is the bed music? And if it changes, what was the bed music specifically on the evening of September 8, 2009? It burned my eyebrows off. Thank you in advance. -Jon
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