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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...)
Wed. Oct 23rd, 9pm - Midnight: A salute to New York Rocker (More info...)
Wed. Oct 30th, 9pm - Midnight: Stag plays live (More info...)

Options October 20, 2009: singles going seventies!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
sutherland brothers & quiver  rock & roll show   Options 7"  island  1973     
lake  on the run   Options 7"  columbia  1976     
climax blues band  couldn't get it right   Options 7"  sire  1976     
the tymes  you little trustmaker   Options 7"  rca  1974    0:12:37 ()
leo sayer  how much love   Options 7"  wb  1977    0:14:25 ()
spizzenergi  soldier soldier   Options 7"  rough trade  1979    0:17:47 ()
Music behind DJ:
ronnie montrose 
town without pity   Options 7"  wb  1978    0:21:20 ()
be bop deluxe  panic in the world   Options 7"  harvest  1978    0:24:36 ()
barry white  it's ecstasy when you lay down next to me   Options 7"  20th century  1977    0:28:05 ()
ian dury & the blockheads  sex and drugs and rock and roll   Options 7"  stiff  1978    0:31:15 ()
10cc  good morning judge   Options 7"  mercury  1977    0:34:49 ()
gary valentine  the first one   Options 7"  beat records  1976    0:37:05 ()
new muzik  straight lines   Options 7"  epic  1979    0:39:35 ()
eddie jobson  yesterday boulevard   Options 7"  island  1976    0:43:19 ()
bay city rollers  you made me believe in magic   Options 7"  arista  1977    0:48:43 ()
rosetta stone  sunshine of your love   Options 7"  private stock  1978    0:50:49 ()
peter frampton  tried to love   Options 7"  a&m  1977    0:54:24 ()
Music behind DJ:
cat stevens 
was dog a donut   Options 7"  a&m  1978    0:57:39 ()
maxine nightingale  right back where we started from   Options 7"  ua  1976    1:00:25 ()
buzzcocks  everybody's happy nowadays   Options 7"  irs  1979    1:02:58 ()
deaf school  capaldi's cafe   Options 2nd honeymoon 2x7"  wb  1977    1:06:04 ()
tim moore  in the middle   Options 7"  asylum  1977    1:11:37 ()
celia & the fabulous mutations  you better believe me   Options 7"  ua  1977    1:13:59 ()
fingerprintz  dancing with myself   Options 7"  virgin  1979    1:16:49 ()
the spinners  rubberband man   Options 7"  atlantic  1976    1:20:19 ()
nick lowe  american squirm   Options 7"  radar  1978    1:23:28 ()
captain & tenille  can't stop dancing   Options 7"  a&m  1977    1:25:54 ()
meco  star wars theme / cantina band   Options 7"  millennium  1977    1:29:36 ()
Music behind DJ:
the force   Options 7"  barclay  1977    1:32:57 ()
kiss  sure know something   Options 7"  casablanca  1979    1:35:55 ()
tom robinson band  2-4-6-8 motorway   Options 7"  emi  1977    1:38:54 ()
sham 69  hurry up harry   Options 7"  polydor  1978    1:42:16 ()
kongas  gimme some lovin'/africanism   Options 7"  polydor  1977    1:45:30 ()
Music behind DJ:
dennis coffey and the detroit guitar band 
scorpio   Options 7"  sussex  1970    1:49:34 ()
penny mclean  1-2-3-4... fire   Options 7"  atco  1975    1:53:53 ()
arrows  touch too much   Options 7"  rak  1974    1:56:42 ()
gary glitter  i love you love me love   Options 7"  bell  1974    1:59:46 ()
andy mackay  ride of the valkyries   Options 7"  island  1974    2:02:52 ()
bill withers  lovely day   Options 7"  columbia  1977  Saturday at the record fair: Stil Bill, directed by Damani Baker & Alex Vlack. 5:15 in the AV Lounge.  2:05:57 ()
paul evans  hello, this is joanie   Options 7"  spring  1978    2:09:27 ()
michael zager band  let's all chant   Options 7"  private stock  1978    2:12:21 ()
jigsaw  love fire   Options 7"  chelsea  1976    2:15:34 ()
Music behind DJ:
dixie dregs 
take it off the top   Options 7"  capricorn  1978    2:18:26 ()
nick gilder  got to get out   Options 7"  chrysalis  1978    2:21:11 ()
charlie  johnny hold back   Options 7"  janus  1977    2:23:31 ()
johnny wakelin & his kinshasa band  black superman - muhammad ali   Options 7"  pye  1975    2:26:48 ()
grimms  backbreaker   Options 7"  djm  1975    2:31:23 ()
Music behind DJ:
emerson, lake and palmer 
fanfare for the common man   Options 7"  atlantic  1977    2:33:46 ()
rick springfield  take a hand   Options 7"  chelsea  1976    2:37:21 ()
the babys  isn't it time   Options 7"  chrysalis  1977    2:39:16 ()
robin lane & the chartbusters  when things go wrong   Options 7"  deli platters  1979    2:42:26 ()
dwight twilley  i'm on fire   Options 7"  shelter  1976    2:46:32 ()
bryan ferry  let's stick together   Options 7"  island  1976    2:49:57 ()
ian lloyd  slip away   Options 7"  scotti bros  1979    2:52:22 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 10/20/09 11:14pm W:

They were on Sire?!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:14pm Lang:

Hi Evan!!! Looking forward to your singles selections
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:14pm john:

Hey Evan! Sounds like this is going to be a show that will keep me up til 2...
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:14pm superpong:

Climax Blues Band, really?
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:15pm auntie christina:

I love that song EFD
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:16pm Lang:

oops I meant, sweet seventies singles selections
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:16pm AZ:

Lake--I'd forgotten they even existed! They were LA cut-out bin staples. (Always loved that CBB 45.)
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:16pm toni daytona:

heeeeeey whats happenin evan?? u ready for halloween?? goin to any parties?? this disco diva will be dancin up a storm,,,evan since nite lets play some sweet thanx evan-)=) your the king of tuesday nites!!!!!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The Climax Blues Band sure got played a lot in the late 70s. Them and The Steve Miller Band.
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:18pm Bob Ham:

Excited to hear the gems you pull out for this show, EFD. And excited to be on the West Coast so I don't have to stay up until 2am to hear the whole thing!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:19pm john:

In point of fact, my folks had a Granada, not the otherwise mandatory-in-Connecticut Country Squire. Metallic brown. AM radio only for a prog-free driving experience.
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:20pm efd:

hi everyone, appreciate all the comments - not sure how much i'll be able to contribute but i'll definitely be reading 'em!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:21pm wonder woman:

  Tue. 10/20/09 11:24pm toni daytona:

efd--us girls wanna hear some sweet
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:26pm Joe:

It's a madhouse!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:29pm camel:

this camel's been sent to bed early!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:30pm AZ:

The LATE Bill Nelson? Did I miss something? I think he's alive & well! (I love, love, love this song, BTW)
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:30pm G:

efd's busy hosing down the other studio
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:31pm efd:

either that or the camel's pulling an all-nighter.
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:33pm efd:

ack! i'm sorry, Bill Nelson is alive and well. Who was I thinking of?! sorry about that Bill & his fans!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:33pm john:

[Insert expected laudatory Be-Bop Deluxe comment here]
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:34pm W:

Rick Nelson, maybe. Or Ozzie.
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:36pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Unfortunately, Ian Dury is no longer with us.
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:39pm efd:

i was thinking of his *brother* - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Nelson_(musician)
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:40pm AZ:

I think Charlie Tumahai, the bass player from BBD, is also deceased.
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:41pm toni daytona:

efd got any sweet tonite,,,it;s always exciting hearin your show every tues nite!!!!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:43pm Danne D:

Hiya Funk Friends :)
Great show Evan.
This is always such a sad weekend for me as it is almost 100% guaranteed that I cannot make the record fair as it is always way too close to election day and I'm busy with work :( :(

Anyhow as expected on singles night all the Sweet girls flock toward EFD :)
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:45pm AZ:

New Musik! Why was this never a hit?
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:48pm toni daytona:

evan are you goin to any halloween parties? and will you be dressin up?
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:49pm efd:

no halloween parties Toni, and I didn't bring any Sweet singles either I'm afraid. But i think there are enough other 70s hits here to keep you happy!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:49pm AZ:

Wait-----what?! There was a Roxy-era Eddie Jobson single? How is it possible that I never knew this? Awesome!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:50pm efd:

AZ, that's pretty much what one of the guys behind the counter at Princeton Record Exchange said when I bought this a few weeks ago!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:50pm Danne D:

Evan's gonna dress up as a member of the Red Sox :D

Btw, your show is the perfect complement to meteor watching - which I hope to do shortly even though there's a ton of bright light around here!
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:55pm toni d.:

evan-- this disco diva is always diggin what you play,,,get down & keep on groooooooovin evan=)=)
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:56pm AZ:

I will now have to spend the rest of my life tracking the Jobson 45 down. It's good to have a goal.
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:56pm toni daaytona:

I'M the sunshine of evan's love
  Tue. 10/20/09 11:58pm efd:

AZ, if you like that you'll probably also enjoy Andy Mackay's take on "Ride of the Valkyries," coming up later on.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:00am Paolo:

Hey Evan, you going to be at the Record Convention this week-end? I'm coming down to New York from Montreal to check it out. I hope it lives up to the hype (though I'm sure it does). If you can't make it, do you recommend any sellers in particular?
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:00am W:

Where's the loop that you normally talk over? Did you retire it?
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:01am efd:

just for tonight - all talkover music tonight is also singles from the seventies!
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:01am G:

it went to bed early with the camel.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:02am Danne D:

Now time for the Midnight Ticket...Mirage.

They can't all be Oases folks :)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:04am AZ:

I know the Mackay record. It's swell! (20 minutes ago, I would have told you I had ALL the Roxy spin-off records...)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:04am Danne D:

Paolo - frankly you should try to get a look at every stand possible. There is just a freakish amount of goodness at the record fair! Think of just about any record you'd want to find - there's a huge chance someone will have it :)

Woohoo Slapshot!
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:05am Danne D:

Therese and Mike put on a great show tonight :)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:05am W:

Handclaps! Excellent.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:05am Hatch:

This Maxine Nightingale tune is really hitting the spot right now.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:05am A:

Am I going nuts, or was that Mick Jagger singing with Frampton? I mean, it's cool either way: nuts or Mick.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:07am Lang:

My Mom and I would dance to this Maxine Nightingale when I was but a wee Lang
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:08am efd:

paolo, can't type out recs right now but email me and i'll suggest some highlights (evan at wfmu dot org)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:08am Lang:

You're killing it EFD
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:09am Derek in DC:

Maxine Nightingale! Suddenly I'm in the 5th grade at Jenny G's birthday party playing spin-the-bottle.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:10am Michael from the Left Coast:

hey gang--nice playlist Evan (I just walked in)
When I saw the Buzzcocks about two years ago this was the only one of the songs that you'd want them to do that they didn't do (they did literally all the rest).
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:10am W:

This mix sounds different/better than Singles Going Steady
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:10am toni daytona:

evan i'd love to stay and comment all nite but un fortunatley this is my last post and gotta skip out,,,ohh evan you feel like ditchin the record this saturday nite early to go to a halloween party with me??? g'nite=)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:12am toni d.:

  Wed. 10/21/09 12:14am camel:

jeez, just come to bed, toni!
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:20am Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD--No Au Pairs?
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:22am dustin:

i love the fingerprintz
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:23am Michael from the Left Coast:

How about Sham 69--If the Kids are United
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:23am AZ:

Fingerprintz! I can't think of another band from this era with three good albums that has NEVER had anything on CD.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:25am dustin:

AZ: true.. there one of those bands that whenever i put it on people love it and i tell them who it is and no one knows them.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:25am efd:

Michael, I have Hurry Up Harry - will that do? I think none of my Au Pairs singles were from the 70s
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:25am Danne D:

  Wed. 10/21/09 12:25am dustin:

including me, before hearing them on this show
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:28am Michael from the Left Coast:

Hurry Up Harry is always welcome on any playlist
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:28am kamper:

I have a distinct memory of Captain and Tenille doing Rubber Band Man on their variety show from this era. The captain was plucking on this oversized rubber band.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:28am Michael from the Left Coast:

Yeah--American Squirm!
Sounds great!
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:28am Danne D:

basically I'm speechless I'm so happy listening to this show and here Nick Lowe appears and it's just getting better and better :)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:28am efd:

funny you should mention Captain and Tenille...!
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:29am W:

Yes! Nick Lowe and his Sound
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:30am Danne D:

no way efd!!!!
C&T are one of those things that seems so obscure now but who were really big at the time. Kinda like the Flip Wilson Show. I was but a child but I have some great 70s memories :)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:31am toni d.:

evan you don't wanna go to a groovy halloween party with me??=(
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:32am kamper:

I'm psykick!
I think at the time I thought it was their song.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:33am efd:

toni d, don't be so needy. It's unbecoming.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:34am Danne D:

If he goes to yours Toni, then he has to go to like everybody else's too and there's only so much EFD to spread around.

For my part, I don't think I've worn a halloween costume in like 25 years!

I was the Fonz for Halloween in the 1st grade.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:35am Hatch:

You're making me regret not buying this Meco 7" when I saw it in a thrift show a few weeks ago.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:36am Danne D:

My mom always called this song a rip off of "Born Free"
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:39am Paolo:

If we want to stay true to the Star Wars theme, I think that what we need now is the song Jabda by Koto
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:40am toni d.:

efd--i'm truely sorry if i sounded needy,,,well have a rockin week and keep on groooovin,,
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:40am AZ:

Ah, the Radar label...home of the Yachts...(fingers crossed)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:43am Hatch:

The best Yachts single was on Stiff.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:44am Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD--I would have bet my life that you would play this
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:45am Danne D:

so Toni, ya didn't even say what you're gonna be for halloween :)

and yet another great tune EFD!
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:46am Wilson from the Delta:

Yes, awesome choice.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:46am efd:

sadly, AZ and Hatch, I have no Yachts singles on either label with me tonight.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:46am AZ:

Hatch--you think? Both "Yachting Types" and "Box 202" were on Radar. ("Suffice to Say" is pretty great, though.)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:48am Hatch:

I had "Suffice To Say" with me last night, didn't play it cause I'd just played it off the Stiff Box the previous week.

Yeah AZ that is definitely my favorite Yachts track by far... I don't really care for the live version on S.O.S. but the single version ruuuuules.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:49am AZ:

Not to worry, Evan. You're already killing me with greatness.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:49am efd:

i got burned by that live version once... forgot it was live and put it on the air. bitterly disappointing myself and listeners, no doubt.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:51am Danne D:

it's interesting how it seems that a pretty low percentage of bands are better live. But usually when they are it's pretty clear.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:51am efd:

AZ you are too kind, sir.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:54am Michael from the Left Coast:

Scorpio! And one of the great drum breaks of all time
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:55am G:

Wow, I'd totally forgotten this Dennis Coffey 45. From Detroit.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:55am nec13:

Great show, Evan.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:55am efd:

yeah, i was waiting for this part before coming on mic.
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:56am toni daytona:

just one last thing evan,,,,i love your show,,,and you're a god!!! thank you evan=)
  Wed. 10/21/09 12:57am Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD--you know of course that this is the break in Young MC's Bust a Move
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:01am AZ:

Wow...this has that great Abba/Boney M phonetic English things happening. Nice synth bass, too.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:07am Gary Glitter:

and I also didn't know I loved you till I saw you rock n roll!
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:08am Danne D:

Apocalypse Wow :)
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:08am nec13:

Who is Andy Macklay?
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:09am nec13:

This is Andy Mackay, right?
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:09am efd:

whoops - that should have been Mackay.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:10am nec13:

No problem, Evan.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:11am Paolo:

Ohhh, I was really in the mood to hear Lovely Day recently
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:15am efd:

i call this set "from the sublime to the ridiculous."
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:15am AZ:

Is this the first-ever song about an answering machine? Take that, Paul Westerberg!
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:16am nec13:

Do you have any Eugene McDaniels that you could play?
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:16am Danne D:

Convoy would go good about now :)

Or hell maybe a little Disco Duck
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:16am efd:

"...to the even more ridiculous"
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:17am kamper:

Is Joanie going to be okay?
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:17am AZ:

Didn't see the plot twist coming....
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:17am Adam:

I thought they only had telegrams way back when in the brown days of the 1970s. STOP.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:26am G:

About Jigsaw -- Ye olde interwebs sayeth: "Founding member Clive Scott died on 10 May 2009. He had an accident at home two weeks earlier and never recovered, despite having brain surgery. "
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:26am Michael from the Left Coast:

You sure did!!!
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:28am Danne D:

wow - i totally thought this was coming :)
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:32am Danne D:

OMG you are bringing back so many memories of my youth!

You got "Energy Crisis" to go with this?
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:33am nec13:

This one is really great.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:34am AZ:

"Black Superman"! One of my fondest memories of 5th grade was when 50 of us sang this over and over again on a schoolbus while on an otherwise boring field trip.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:35am AZR:

I sure hope that's a 7" warning
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:35am EAS:

Hey, I'm from the 70s too!!!!!
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:38am Danne D:

  Wed. 10/21/09 1:38am osvi:

"Singles going steady"...brilliant! Thanks, WFMU! Peace, EFD...
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:40am Keira:

I'm just waiting to see if Nick Gilder will accept my FB friend request...
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:41am efd:

wait, whaaaaaaaat??? I've got to get on that!
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:42am efd:

also, that was an exceedingly short version of "fanfare for the common man," wasn't it?!
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:42am Michael from the Left Coast:

Nick Gilder's been my facebook friend since I joined
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:43am Joe:

I thought it was the theme to "Star Trek: Voyager", but I'm actually really stoned.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:43am Danne D:

LOL - I noticed that you were flummoxed by that EFD :) That'd be the single version of ELP I assume.

I feel like I've heard this song but if so I was probably like 7
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:46am Derek in DC:

When I heard "Rick Springfield" I thought I was going to hear the theme from "Mission Magic"
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:46am Adam:

This "Babys" song is actually pretty beautiful.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:46am nec13:

John Waite?
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:48am efd:

nec13, correct.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:51am AZ:

Your scrupulous attention to keeping the show free of non-'70s impurities is duly appreciated.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:51am Michael from the Left Coast:

Worth the wait!
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:52am air:

i wasn't dead, just taking a little power nap
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:52am Danne D:

Thanks again for such a great show EFD.

Have fun at the record fair everyone who gets to go!
Jealous :(
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:54am nec13:

Great job as always, Evan.
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:58am efd:

thanks everyone, I had a blast doing this show! Really appreciate all the comments!
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:58am Danne D:

Night everyone :)
  Wed. 10/21/09 1:59am AZR:

  Wed. 10/21/09 1:59am nec13:

Good night folks.
  Tue. 3/16/10 9:17pm poozle:

Great shoW!
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