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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 December 8, 2009: every week's a loss leader

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
florian geyer  don't send me a letter   Options beggar's pride    1976      0:00:00 ()
the saints  temple of the lord   Options all fools day  tvt  1987      0:03:39 ()
left banke  she may call you up tonight   Options there's gonna be a storm  mercury        0:06:48 ()
teddy bears  cobrastyle feat. mad cobra   Options 12"  big beat  2006      0:08:55 ()
savoir adore  secret fires   Options va-nostradamus (from esopus magazine #13)  esopus    http://esopusmag.com    0:11:51 ()
pylon  no clocks   Options chomp more  dfa    cd reissue of chomp lp, orig 1982  *   0:16:41 ()
the carstairs  he who picks a rose   Options va-northern soul story vol. 2  sony        0:19:22 ()
justine from math the band  you're listening to...   Options           0:22:15 ()
jacuzzi boys  fruits   Options no seasons  florida's dying      *   0:36:09 ()
white wires  i remember how   Options s/t  douche master      *   0:38:33 ()
the pioneers  let your yeah be yeah   Options 7"  big tree  1973      0:40:45 ()
kitty daisy & lewis  goin' up the country   Options s/t  dh    Raincoats' offspring  *   0:43:53 ()
armedalite rifles  walking dead   Options shambolic? indeed!  fdh      *   0:47:03 ()
air  do the joy   Options love 2  astralwerks      *   0:54:58 ()
pens  high in the cinema   Options hey friend! what you doing  de stijl      *   0:58:14 ()
jawbox  cooling card   Options for your own special sweetheart  desoto    cd reissue  *   0:59:46 ()
bernard "pretty" purdie  caravan   Options soul drums  sony    orig 1967; cd reissue, produced by our own Noah.  *   1:02:36 ()
phenomenal handclap band  15 to 20 (den haan remix)   Options 15 to 20 / you'll disappear remixes cd ep  friendly fire  2009  playing Friday night at Bowery Ballroom    1:13:53 ()
tin huey  ice nine hop   Options before the obscurity: the bushflow tapes  smog veil    new CD collection; orig 1978ish  *   1:17:49 ()
sandwitches  marry me   Options how to make ambient sad cake  turn up    members of Fresh & Onlys  *   1:19:48 ()
fallen leaves  when you're gone   Options that's right  parliament      *   1:24:09 ()
that petrol emotion  scum surfin'   Options chemicrazy  ryko  1990  playing Saturday the 12th at the Bell House in Brooklyn    1:27:03 ()
thomas function  picking scabs   Options in the valley of sickness  fat possum      *   1:37:33 ()
william truckaway & magic  roller derby star   Options va-appetizers  warner bros  1973  part of Warner Brothers' Loss Leaders series    1:39:59 ()
del tha funkee homosapien  teddy   Options parallel uni-verses  gold dust      *   1:43:44 ()
the slew  shackled soul   Options 100%  puget sound      *   1:47:17 ()
upper crust  long table for two   Options revenge for imagined slights  camp street  2009  download-only release - more info at the Camp Street Recordings site.    1:51:48 ()
ganglians  blood on the sand   Options 7"  captured tracks      *   2:06:27 ()
agent side grinder  210-392   Options transatlantic tape project  enfant terrible      *   2:10:04 ()
tiniwaren  lulla   Options imidiwan  world village      *   2:14:52 ()
dj/rupture & matt shadetek  blue night (mizz beats)   Options solar life raft  the agriculture      *   2:18:14 ()
newbeats  everything's alright   Options best of  sony        2:20:49 ()
my teeenage stride  to live and die in the airport lounge   Options ears like golden bats  becalmed  2007  2007 release, new to WFMU  *   2:26:33 ()
10cc  how dare you   Options how dare you  mercury  1976      2:30:14 ()
christmas island  weird you out   Options blackout summer  in the red      *   2:34:29 ()
swingin' neckbreakers  just one light   Options pop of the tops!  telstar      *   2:38:49 ()
the bon  in ancient times   Options 7"  boppa do down  2009  feat. Classy Craig of Leather Uppers fame    2:41:10 ()
the hi-nobles  shelter   Options shake!  zaentz    San Franciscans: see them live Thursday night at Annie's Social Club
Also, correction to what I said on-air: they have a member of the Pleasure Kills, not the Top Tens. (That's what happens when I backannounce under pressure after putting my notes away.)
*   2:44:38 ()
king khan & bbq show  invisible girl   Options invisible girl  in the red      *   2:47:29 ()
vermillion sands  i'm a little mixed up   Options miss my gun 12" ep  sacred bones      *   2:51:10 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 12/8/09 11:10pm Jair:

finally, tuesday night
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:11pm john:

Hey Evan! Great track from criminally overlooked record!
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:14pm Sybil:

Oh my, the Left Banke.

Good evening all!
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:15pm G:

Tuned in and finding out...
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:16pm Sybil:

Oh, and: what Jair said.

I've been laying low on commenting because of early AM work schedule, but that's soon ending. Yay!
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:21pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I sincerely enjoyed the song from Teddy Bears.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:22pm efd:

hi everyone, nice to see you all and glad you're enjoying the show. I'll join you for more commenting later.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:23pm Jair:

yes, the holidays
i think im only really going to appreciate them VERY much this year, happy days to all
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:27pm Joe:

I love the carstairs. There's an arrested development reference, there.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:30pm san francisco spike:

this is sonic torture of the best kind! where did you find it?
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:31pm the rube:

damn that was annoying
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:31pm Doc:

this is awesome
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:31pm Rachel:

ugh more like even 'trunk' davies
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:32pm dave:

justine from math the band seems only rarely find her way out of her new jersey/texas orbit.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:32pm Brendan:

That Savior Adore track was beautiful. Kind of bummed that it seemed every college station in the western hemisphere got a shout out from Justine and mine didn't, and she just played a show here too!
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:33pm dave:

also, i kinda think i might have a little crush on justine from math the band.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:34pm Sybil:

justine does only one thing, but she does it well.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:35pm osvi:

Props to KDVS and you EFD. Enjoying the beats.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:39pm dave:

i'm pretty sure justine is the one in the hat:
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:40pm brendan:

D'oh! I meant Savoir Adore.
EFD - If you're willing to let Justine go again, WHUS Storrs.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:42pm Sybil:

dave just completely busted the margins.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:50pm efd:

edited Dave's post & replaced with a shortened url
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:53pm dave:

remind me to invest in a URL-shortening service before developing my next unhealthy obsession with an ironic 8-bit pop outfit.
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:59pm Sybil:

busting the margins is somehow endearing though...
  Tue. 12/8/09 11:59pm dave:

it was totally worth it.
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:01am john:

Spent four years with WHUS as the only station worth tuning into, early-80s stylee. Cheetah Chrome live and drunk in the studio a particular highlight. Pity there's no way to pronounce it other than "wuss."
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:06am efd:

after all my bragadoccio i don't even see a math the band id for WHUS! phooey.
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:09am Joe:

Bernard "motherfuckin" Purdie.

I mean, seriously people. Holy shit.
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:13am Sybil:

You'll be glad to know that "orange" has been rhymed.

A long time ago, actually.

  Wed. 12/9/09 12:20am Arni:

the cowbell seems to be the theme tonight.
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:25am Brendan:

efd - no worries.
John, is there any way to get in touch with you about some WHUS history? There's been some semi-serious talk of attempting to create a written history.
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:37am Jessica:

That's very odd, seeing the stbx['s name] associated with a station I typically associate with the actual-ex. Sometimes this world is just way too tiny.

Also: woo, new Fallen Leaves!
I [heart] them a lot.
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:39am Lu20:

Great show tonight! Love PHB!!!
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:47am Sybil:

Wayback in the 80's, I used to share a wall with a band called The Chairs. They were pretty hoppin, too. My main memory of them, though: one time their lead singer told me that they were better than Tin Huey because "we're still together, and they're not".

I think he was jealous of my love for Tin Huey.

Thanks for the memories.

[This comment took a long time to articulate...]
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:47am AZ:

Wow...William Truckaway! Way to dig deep!
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:49am efd:

I figured if anyone would appreciate that song it would be you, AZ. Or possibly John.

Sybil, glad you took the time to articulate that story!
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:51am efd:

Lu20, glad you're enjoying the show! And Jessica, yes, Fallen Leaves are wonderful.
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:52am Jessica:

This tha funky homosapien kind of rules in its own special way, too.
  Wed. 12/9/09 12:53am Jessica:

  Wed. 12/9/09 1:04am Danne D:

Hi there Funk Fans! :D
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:10am AZ:

Off the top of my head, there were probably about 20 loss-leaders (there are a few records that kinda-sorta fit the category, but not quite, so it's hard to get an exact count). Many people have said over the years "hey, it'd be great to reissue some of those loss leaders," but as you correctly surmise, the clearance issues would be insurmountable. BTW, I used to know Elaine, the very nice person at WB who used to answer all of the loss leader letters and then mailed out the records. (They even used her in advertising at one point.) Checks and money orders were always accepted, but plenty of people just sent a couple of dollar bills. I love the '68 and '69 loss leaders, which are brilliantly compiled, but the late 70's "Troublemakers" may have been the greatest of them all.
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:12am Lino:

The Upper Crust are so proper...and Justine....SHUT UP
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:16am Jan Coztás:

That Ganglians song is so, so, so good. Thanks for playing it!
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:17am efd:

Jan, you're welcome - my pleasure!

Lino, you can't blame Justine for my own manipulations. But I'm with you on the Upper Crust.

AZ, thanks for the Loss Leader info - exactly what I was looking for!

Greetings, DAnne D!
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:18am AZ:

Inevitably, it turns out that there's an entire website devoted to the loss leaders: http://www.dustbury.com/music/wblist2.html
By their count, the number is 35!
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:23am efd:

of course there is! Thanks for the link, I'll check it out when I'm off-duty.
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:28am randy in NC:

Lotsa blues tonight...
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:30am randy in NC:

... as in I IV I IV V :
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:36am AZ:

My Teenage Stride: I like the way they've turned a random line from an Eno song into a hook!
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:46am randy in NC:

AZ, not only that but it sounded a bit like On a Faraway Beach
  Wed. 12/9/09 1:49am Brendan:

Oh, that's Classy Craig! I thought that voice was familiar. As the kids say, "good looks" efd.
  Wed. 12/9/09 2:19am Joe:

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