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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
bay city rollers  rebel rebel   Options it's a game  arista  1977      0:00:00 ()
orange peels  shining like stars   Options 2020  mystery lawn      *   0:03:11 ()
kraftwerk  autobahn   Options autobahn  astralwerks    cd reissue; orig 1974  *   0:06:34 ()
boston spaceships  meddle   Options zero to 99  guided by voices inc      *   0:36:55 ()
she  roll on   Options outta reach  cwr    vinyl reissue; orig '60s-ish  *   0:39:47 ()
dutchess and the duke  side by side   Options 7"  sub pop    playing live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic Sat Jan 23 at 3pm!    0:42:52 ()
thomas function  not asking for much   Options in the valley of sickness  fat possum      *   0:45:10 ()
taste  born on the wrong side of time   Options va-spirit of joy: tales from the polydor underground 1967-74  polydor  2008  3CD set of obscure and not-so-obscure Polydor releases; this song orig 1969    0:48:22 ()
nickodemus  n'dini feat. ismael kouyate (tal m. klein remix)   Options sun people remixed  wonderwheel      *   1:02:56 ()
boris  8   Options japanese heavy rock hits vol. 1 7"  southern lord      *   1:08:06 ()
fresh & onlys  a taste of hunger   Options split 7" with dan melchior und das menace  volar      *   1:13:14 ()
flight  unpredictable   Options s/t 10"  kill shaman      *   1:15:03 ()
parry gripp  start your day on a roll   Options breakfast hoagiefest!      http://breakfasthoagie.com/    1:18:00 ()
the slew  robbin' banks (doin' time)   Options 100%  puget sound    this should have been in my Top Earworms Of 2009 List  *   1:24:43 ()
equals  green light   Options black skin blue eyed boys  sequel    Great Equals story and Eddy Grant interview in Brain Lapse fanzine.    1:28:35 ()
doctor feelgood  close but no cigar   Options 7"  lolita (france)  1984      1:31:12 ()
christmas island  black cloud   Options blackout summer  in the red      *   1:33:57 ()
the chills  luck or loneliness   Options stroke: songs for chris knox  amaj000    Learn more and, ideally, buy the CD here.  *   1:36:38 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound intro   Options the "in" sound          1:50:03 ()
bobbie gentry  okolona river bottom band   Options the "in" sound          1:51:38 ()
bobbie gentry  interview with harry harrison   Options the "in" sound          1:54:02 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound outro   Options the "in" sound          1:54:40 ()
alla  tu vida   Options es tiempo  crammed      *   1:55:02 ()
liquid gold  my baby's baby   Options 12"  parachute  1979      1:58:08 ()
prince conley  i'm going home   Options va-memphis 60: soul, r&b and proto funk from soul city usa  bgp  2009      2:05:23 ()
              2:07:49 ()
devil eyes  rip my heart out   Options s/t  signed by force      *   2:14:07 ()
lowell george & the factory  candy cane madness   Options va-where the action is: los angeles nuggets 1965-68  rhino  2009      2:16:34 ()
gary lewis & the playboys  jill   Options va-where the action is: los angeles nuggets 1965-68  rhino  2009      2:19:01 ()
the girls at dawn  surprise   Options s/t 12" ep  captured tracks      *   2:21:10 ()
brilliant colors  absolutely anything   Options introducing  slumberland      *   2:23:15 ()
surface wound  pretty french   Options the kids are all gone      album not yet released; free download at the Too Much Joy site, or just go to Surface Wound's site.    2:25:17 ()
the quick  my purgatory years   Options mondo deco  radio heartbeat    vinyl reissue; orig mid-70s, produced by Kim Fowley and Earle Mankey, with future members of The 3 O'Clock, Rembrandts, Great Buildings, etc.  *   2:29:04 ()
love collector  my baby goes waaah!   Options 7"  big action      *   2:41:00 ()
the sights  take & take   Options s/t  self-released    returning to NYC Feb 27 at Cake Shop and Feb 26 at Union Hall (we think)  *   2:42:39 ()
wounded lion  bad moon rising   Options 7"  in the red      *   2:45:22 ()
the fallen leaves  sylvie says   Options that's right  parliament      *   2:48:03 ()
linoleum  smear   Options dissent  dgc  1997      2:50:28 ()
top ten  don't talk about us   Options 7"  classic bar      *   2:52:49 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 1/5/10 11:06pm bambi:

  Tue. 1/5/10 11:07pm kamper:

Second (or perhaps third)!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:09pm dave:

  Tue. 1/5/10 11:09pm dave:

  Tue. 1/5/10 11:10pm dave:

  Tue. 1/5/10 11:11pm Vanda Young:

  Tue. 1/5/10 11:12pm Vanda Young:

it sounded like the future
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:12pm john:

Record nerd tendency dept.: I bought the new vinyl reissue of Trans-Europe Express the other day. I swear even though I've been listening to that record for 30 years it sounded almost like I'd never heard it. Even the jokes are funnier.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:13pm efd:

Hi everyone! I'm trying to figure out whether to let this play through for the remaining 17 minutes and 30 seconds of the track. Album version, don't you know.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:14pm john:

Here's a compromise: play it twice.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:15pm efd:

  Tue. 1/5/10 11:15pm dave:

look, you're already this far into it, it's pretty much a lost cause. might as well let it play.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:15pm Terre T:

Har! U shudda waited til the "Midnite Ticket Oasis" segment!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:16pm AZ:

Play it!!!!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:16pm Vanda Young:

drop some break beats and segue to Single Ladies
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:16pm dave:

.... not that i'm, y'know, biased.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:16pm lisa jane p:

definitely let it play!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:17pm efd:

this might be a good time to bring back the "Justine from Math The Band" drop-ins...
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:17pm yammerskooner:

Thanks for playing that Bowie track covered by the Bay City Rollers. Didn't think a knockoff of Rebel, Rebel could sound go good.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:18pm Vanda Young:

I hope you kids got your ear buds in
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:19pm dave:

i've decided to redirect the entirety of my FMU pledge for this year to buying justine from math the band a vocoder, on the condition that she produce a drop-in to be used the next time efd plays kraftwerk.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:20pm Terre T:

If u let the piece play thru it will probably the only time its been played in its entirety on WFMU ---WITHOUT it being remixed or electro-fiddled with!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:21pm dave:

not to dominate the playlist or anything, but holy CRAP does this version sound better than the original cd release of autobahn. it's like the original was recorded through a few inches of cotton batting.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:23pm Vanda Young:

I heard Kraftwerk is trying to buy Cadbury
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:24pm efd:

Negotiations began at the start of the song. The deal will be closed by the end of it.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:24pm dave:

here's hoping they succeed. i love their marconi and cheese.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:26pm efd:

5 minutes to go!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:26pm mr h:

Thanx for playin the kraftwerk! Inventors of a genre always deserve some airplay
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:27pm Vanda Young:

Now, everybody, Go GAS UP!!!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:28pm efd:

ahhh screw it, I'm cutting it off!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:28pm efd:

(just kidding)
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:28pm dave:

  Tue. 1/5/10 11:34pm Jeff from St.Paul:

Ahoy fellow listeners!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:34pm AZ:

They reissued everything from Autobahn on; some (like Computer World) aren't available in the US for contractual reasons.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:39pm efd:

Ahoy, Jeff!

AZ, thanks for the KW info!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:41pm Jeff from St.Paul:

I suppose it would be silly of me to ask if anyone else watched the USA v. Canada IIHF Gold Medal game this evening.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:42pm E.L.:

  Tue. 1/5/10 11:43pm efd:

Jeff, first of all you'd have to explain (at least to me) what IIHF stands for.

Hi, E.L.! Did you really just count all the comments??
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:44pm Joe:

38th! IN YO FACE
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:44pm Vanda Young:

ah, She presaged the popular 70's deodorant applicator
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:45pm E.L.:

Yeah it's the latest iPhone app. iCountEFDplaylistcomments.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:46pm efd:

obviously Joe hasn't downloaded the update. Off by 1, mister!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:53pm kamper:

Thiis tune is freaking me out, man.
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:55pm Lu:

That was awesome- too short! Play it again
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:56pm AZ:

That "Spirit of Joy" comp is terrific--dozens of fantastic tracks!
  Tue. 1/5/10 11:56pm kamper:

Who got it for you, efd? That is a good friend.
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:01am Jeff from St.Paul:

EFD, sorry for not explaining but IIHF = International Ice Hockey Federation. This was the Juniors Championship, and Canada has won it 5 years in a row. Team USA beat them in overtime on their Ice in Saskatoon to win the Gold!
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:12am Spoony:

This Boris single is amazing. I think there are supposed to be more in this series. How are they compared to this one? Be honest with me. I deserve it.

Great show tonight, Evan!
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:13am efd:

Kamper, it was the most good of all possible friends. And later I'll be playing something else from another present I received from the same friend.

Jeff, no apology necessary - I think I was being unnecessarily flip. Go Team USA! (Although, I have a soft spot for Canada too as regular listeners know.
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:14am efd:

thanks, Spoony! Haven't heard the other singles in the series, but you're correct that this one kills!
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:16am trs:

good game, good game..
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:17am Jeff from St.Paul:

Evan "Flip" Davies? Canada should be fine, they won it five years in a row prior to this. It was just an extremely exciting game to watch.

As for that Boris single - awesome. I am guessing its a limited print of 25, 3 on Rainbow vinyl and are now going for $200 on Ebay.
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:21am Jeff from St.Paul:

Holy cow! Parry Gripp finally got a jingle off the ground! Awesome!
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:23am E.L.:

I could sure go for a breakfast hoagie right about now. In my mind they have muffin mayonnaise.
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:26am AZ:

Bobbie Gentry!
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:27am Spoony:

Wait for The Cream. Aretha Franklin, please.
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:27am Vanda Young:

Ms Gentry, if you please
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:31am cathy lane:

happy 2010 evan,,,did you have a great new years? i hope it was specail,,=)=)
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:33am efd:

"cathy lane"? Really?
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:37am dave:

it's probably toni daytona's night off.
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:37am lisa jane p:

My vote is for Gentry. Really.
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:39am efd:

OK, I hereby declare Bobbie Gentry the winner. Stand by,
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:40am cathy lane:

evan--are you shocked?? after all it is a new year,,,
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:40am Jeff from St.Paul:

I am attempting a request. "905" by The Who, off of "Who are You".
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:54am lisa jane p:

  Wed. 1/6/10 12:54am efd:

jeez, way to slip her own name into the lyrics!
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:55am efd:

Jeff, that is an intriguing and bold request! I'm going to have to mull it over for a bit.
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:57am Jeff from St.Paul:

No pressure, but I dare you to find a better song about a clone than "905"
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:57am Vanda Young:

I counted 2 instruments
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:58am cathy lane:

evan i like bobbie gentry,,also what do think of the new persona???
  Wed. 1/6/10 12:59am randy in NC:

efd, that re-mastered KW sounded great. We wore Autobahn and TEE out way back when. It's pretty amazing, they did all that stuff before the days of MIDI, samplers, digital synths, Ableton Live, lap tops, etc., etc.
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:01am efd:

cathy, I hadn't previously made the connection that the personas (personae?) changed with the new year. I think it's too early to give an opinion on this one.

Hey, Randy! Glad you enjoyed the Kraftwerk, and I agree with your observation.
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:02am cathy lane:

goodnite evan,,see you soon,
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:03am Joe:

My man Harry sounds like he's had a few adult beverages in that clip...
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:06am efd:

speaking of adult beverages, Joe, how come you don't regale the efd audience with your tales of being photographed for Spin magazine all bloodied? You think I don't read Marty McS's playlist comments?
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:07am Vanda Young:

it's Liquid Something anyway
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:08am cathy lane:

evan just one final thought..you make all us ladies hearts melt!!! love ya=)=)
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:12am efd:

alla is actually from chicago, and you pronounced it correctly!
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:13am Kat:

how the hell did I get your initials on my comment?
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:14am Kat:

I'm in Chicago. Coworker of mine plays live with them occasionally.
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:15am Vanda Young:

Ode has been getting so overplayed lately
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:18am efd:

hi Kat, I was wondering the same thing myself! Thanks for the additional Alla info.
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:22am toni daytona:

evan i totaly agree what cathy lane just posted! nite
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:28am efd:

alright then, it's unanimous!
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:35am Jeff from St.Paul:

This "my purgatory years" song is great! Its like a safe afternoon special version of "Institutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies.
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:39am AZ:

Before the Rembrandts, I believe Wilde was in Great Buildings...
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:41am Joe:

I will tell my Spin story when you -spin- some Screaming Females. Or Jeff the brotherhood. Or Surfer Blood. (All those present at said event)
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:46am Joe B:

The Sights return to NYC Feb. 26-27!!!!

rockin show as usual efd!
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:46am AZ:

Zowie! That Love Collector 45 was spectacular!
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:49am efd:

thanks, Joe! Do you know where the Sights will be playing?
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:53am Joe B:

Feb 27 - Cake Shop

Feb 26 - Union Hall (i think!)

breakfast hoagiefest eh? upping the ante!
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:54am Joe B:

I used to have this Linoleum CD ... I don't recall it sounding this good! damn!
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:54am Joe:

Cake Shop? Done.

They have CAKE. It's really genius.
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:55am Joe:

PS Evan I might actually have to send you some Surfer Blood. They have this song that sounds like the Cars that's riiiight up your alley.

Joe B. - what up. Keep rockin'.
  Wed. 1/6/10 1:54pm nasok:

i heartily salute the decision to play autobahn in it's entirety. i had to check to make sure that the stream had not switch over to my normal playlist...
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