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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...)
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Wed. Oct 30th, 9pm - Midnight: Stag plays live (More info...)

Options June 16, 2010: you're welcome, tri-state area: DIAMONDSNAKE live set!
EFD kicks off his new time on the WFMU summer schedule with a bang - a headbang, that is. Diamondsnake began just a few short months ago, when Phil Costello (Satanicide, Valley Lodge) and Moby (Moby) began collaborating on some earworm-inducing glam-metal anthems. Their skull-crushing vision was fully realized with the addition of Tomato (Sound of Urchin) on attack drums, and Dave Hill (Valley Lodge, Walter Schreifels Band, funny person) who plays either bass or guitar, depending on what Moby feels like doing. (Dave mostly plays bass. Just sayin'.) The band has their first-ever gig on Thursday June 17 at the Highline Ballroom in NYC, but tune in the night before, Wednesday the 16th, to hear their world radio debut right here on WFMU! Even if you think you're not a fan of pop-metal you'll want to catch this set -- it's all the hooks and humor, with none of the hair. Don't miss it!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
elvis costello  wednesday week   Options 7"  radar uk  1979      0:00:00 ()
eagles of death metal  bad dream mama   Options peace love death metal  antacidaudio  2004      0:01:34 ()
starz  violation   Options violation  ryko    CD reissue, orig 1977    0:03:55 ()
demian  face the crowd   Options s/t  trc    cd reissue, orig early 70s    0:08:24 ()
modey lemon  cheetahs for chariots   Options 7"  these are not records      *   0:11:41 ()
marseille  rock you tonight   Options va-lightnin' to the nation: nwobhm 25th anniv collection  castle  2007      0:15:41 ()
mount carmel  livin' like i wanna   Options s/t  siltbreeze      *   0:21:11 ()
starbreaker  the sound of summer   Options 7"  chrysalis    My all-time favorite summer song    0:25:59 ()
engineered by Diane Kamikaze

Phil Costello - vocals, guitar
Moby - guitar, some bass
Dave Hill - bass, some guitar
Tomato - drums

Playing live in NYC at the Highline Ballroom TOMORROW night (June 17)! Also playing in Los Angeles, at The Dragonfly, on July 7.

For all things DIamondsnake (and a look at their awesome music video), visit their website as well as their Facebook Presence.
diamondsnake  switch hitter   Options live on WFMU          0:35:51 ()
diamondsnake  we wanna love you   Options live on WFMU          0:39:02 ()
diamondsnake  rock 'n' raw   Options live on WFMU          0:44:40 ()
diamondsnake  woman, yeah   Options live on WFMU          0:47:41 ()
diamondsnake  lady of the mornin'   Options live on WFMU          0:51:42 ()
diamondsnake  what the world needs now is rock   Options live on WFMU          0:57:21 ()
diamondsnake  rock 'n' roll dream   Options live on WFMU          1:00:46 ()
diamondsnake  yeah   Options live on WFMU          1:05:01 ()
diamondsnake  wrong woman to love   Options live on WFMU          1:09:40 ()
diamondsnake  storm the funky kastle   Options live on WFMU      this selection features Dave Hill on guitar and Moby on bass.    1:14:58 ()
diamondsnake  chats with efd   Options live on WFMU          1:19:03 ()
cute lepers  you don't have to belong to the religious right   Options smart accessories  1-2-3-4-go!      *   1:31:50 ()
timmy's organism  i'm on a hunt   Options 7"  douche master      *   1:35:53 ()
the endtables  the defectors   Options s/t  drag city    CD reissue; orig 1979, from Louisville KY.  *   1:39:41 ()
the pleasure kills  smash up the radio   Options dancing on my bed cdr ep  polypore      *   1:43:37 ()
the fall  cowboy george   Options your future our clutter  domino      *   1:46:45 ()
fulmarine petrels  bring back the nurse hat   Options yes no minutes seconds  stress carrier    one of next week's live guests here on the show  *   2:03:13 ()
agent side grinder  voice of your noise   Options s/t  kill shaman    CD release of vinyl import LP from a couple of years ago  *   2:11:00 ()
herpes  very berlin   Options das kommt vom kussen  tapete      *   2:15:26 ()
stereo total  barbe a papa   Options baby ouh!  kill rock stars      *   2:18:00 ()
leisure process  love cascade   Options 7"  epic uk        2:20:56 ()
unnatural helpers  sunshine / pretty girls   Options cracked love & other drugs  hardly art      *   2:32:40 ()
hotrats  i can't stand it   Options turn ons  fat possum      *   2:34:25 ()
the laureates  sugarcube   Options mp3  no label    downloadable for free at laureatesmusic.com  *   2:36:59 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound intro   Options the "in" sound  no label        2:40:32 ()
neil diamond  kentucky woman   Options the "in" sound  no label        2:42:08 ()
harry harrison  interview with Neil Diamond   Options the "in" sound  no label        2:44:19 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound outro   Options the "in" sound  no label        2:45:03 ()
pernice brothers  jacqueline susann   Options goodbye, killer  ashmont      *   2:45:23 ()
the above  walked out on me   Options s/t  no label      *   2:47:39 ()
rvivr  derailer   Options 7"  rumbletowne      *   2:54:09 ()
wounded lion  creatures in the cave   Options s/t  in the red      *   2:58:03 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 6/16/10 9:02pm AZ:

We're not used to hearing you while it's still light out here on the west coast. But welcome to Wednesday!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:02pm chrisvb:

love my monkey
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:03pm efd:

hey AZ! Glad you found me. :)

hey, chrisvb, thanks for checking in.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:05pm efd:

I'm not used to driving in while it's still light out myself.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:06pm seang:

Anybody goin to the Goodnight loving tonight at The Plough and Stars in Cambridge, MA? Vamos!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:06pm chrisvb:

long time listener, some time commenter
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:07pm papa smurf:

Whoah! Trippy!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:12pm chrisvb:

did pj harvey cover this song cheetahs for...?
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:14pm marq aka unofficial Kenny G promoter:

as unofficial Kenny G promoter can I count on you to infuse folks in Cambridge about the big event tomorrow night...he's on the air at wfmu at 7pm? THE RETURN OF KENNY G!!!!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:19pm efd:

chrisvb, not as far as I know; but I have a feeling you're making a joke that I'm not getting.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:23pm chrisvb:

mt. carmel rocks
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:24pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey, Mount Carmel! They were live in the studio just recently, no?
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:24pm chrisvb:

efd, wasn't making a joke. sounded "otherwise" familiar.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:25pm hellofromhere:

That Mount Carmel song was super excellent! Thanks!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:26pm efd:

Ken, yes, they did a killer set on Brian Turner's show yesterday.

chrisvb, don't think pjh covered it & it's a Modey Lemon original.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:27pm john:

what is this starbreaker? this song kinda rules.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:28pm chrisvb:

efd, cool, i just heard something familiar in it. that's a good thing. been listening to fmu since the 80's. i've heard a lot.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:28pm Ken From Hyde Park:

That Starbreaker tune is familiar to me, too.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:30pm marq aka unofficial Kenny G promoter:

It's not light out here in Vermont as EFD starts his show. It's dark. But when Kenny G starts his show tomorrow at 7pm it will still be light out here. But may turn to darkness as soon as he gets on the air. The stress of getting used to the new schedule is good for the brain. Keeps it alive.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:32pm li'l funk:

I have pretty clear memories of those horns showing up at Red Sox games... Not that I could ever get it to make a noise other than "pffffffft"
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:37pm efd:

exactly, Tri---- uh, I mean, li'l funk!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:41pm kvt:

Diamond Snake! Sounds like many of those familiar metal tunes of the 80's. And not the bad ones.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:42pm Lou Screw:

How abt some Vatican Commandos for Moby?
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:42pm chrisvb:

krokus, jack black, and shat!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:42pm efd:

kvt, exactly.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:42pm Joe:

Rock You Tonight was pretty fun to speed to, I gotta tell ya.

digging the new color scheme. Props to Dianekamikaze - set sounds greaaaaaat even though I'm playing it really louuuuuuuuud
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:43pm kvt:

Jack Black, that's funny shyte!!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:45pm kvt:

Damn, them chops is tight!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:45pm chrisvb:

axl rose at the desert sessions
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:45pm efd:

This was one of the most impressive displays of rock I've had the pleasure to witness.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:47pm chrisvb:

all the ladies!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:48pm marq aka unofficial Kenny G promoter:

All of the fuss we made back in the 80's about the hair. What the heck was that all about. There was a big fuss in the 70's about beards and such. Now there seems to be some thing about practically no hair at all and such.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:50pm chrisvb:

still rockin my hair. no mullet here friends. 40 in december
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:50pm kvt:

SOU is always a great show. It's all about the professional sound and passionate delivery and Tomato always delivers. I'm won over. Wishin' I was free tomorrow night!!

Original, high quality rock, elusive yet accessible. "You have to turn over many rocks to find a real diamond!"
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:51pm efd:

kvt, I have to admit I was previously unfamiliar with Sound Of Urchin, but as a drummer myself I was mightily impressed with Tomato.
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:52pm Kat:

a power ballad!
  Wed. 6/16/10 9:59pm Sybil:

Good evening all. So it's after 11 already?

Oh, wait...
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:00pm E.L.:

As usual, I'm a little too late but just in time.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:00pm efd:

I know, Sybil - weird, right?!
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:00pm Sybil:

I just love the pink, magenta, lime color scheme.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:01pm Will BeTheBoy:

Knockout stuff EFD. Good to have you on earlier.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:01pm efd:

hey, E.L.

Sybil, glad you like the summer colors!

Thanks Will BTB! Nice to have you here.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:02pm efd:

I meant, "Hey, E.L.!" with an exclamation point.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:02pm kvt:

Several years ago, in the basement of the Court Tavern in New Brunswick I myself stumbled upon Sound of Urchin, paying the cover charge out of sheer boredom and I was floored!

The caliber of performers that their members have collaborated with can win over the even the most cynical - "seen it all" types. Trust me. Most new projects just plain suck. Tired, uninventive, the same old crap in a new package.

What draws me to diamondsnake is the familiarity of the melody with the showmanship that accompanies it. You have to have been around a long time to know it when you hear it.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:08pm Aharon:

Oh boy! That'll show ya, hump day!
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:09pm The Swami:

listenin' to EFD an FMU; crazy ass Diamondsnake! Mt. Carmel yeserday, this today? Goooooooooood stuff!
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:10pm efd:

Yeah, there's obviously a sense of humor at work here, but this is anything but a joke band.

Hey Aharon, hey Swami - glad you're enjoying getting your ass handed to you (sonicly speaking, of course).
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:12pm marq aka unofficial Kenny G promoter:

I was the promoter for this one band a few years ago. All guys past or around 30 years old. Different hair situations as you would imagine. One guy had long dreads, one guy was about half bald, one kept a full beard. In the end, they each had their groupies and women who loved them.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:14pm The Swami:

I believe you are handing it to me FAntasy baseball wise as well Mr. Davies.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:14pm Joe:

Wow. Just wow.

... waiting to hear what they change "whores" to...
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:15pm efd:

not me, I'm in like 6th place this week! I believe it's Mr. Aharon at the top of the fantasy baseball charts.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:16pm E.L.:

¡Hey! My new dream bill might be the Leather Uppers and Diamondsnake.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:16pm Joe:

Ah. Still "Whores". Unless he said "horns".
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:17pm efd:

Make sure you stay tuned for the interview, during which Moby reveals something that delighted me to no end.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:17pm Joe:

"Yeah, there's obviously a sense of humor at work here, but this is anything but a joke band."

Much like it was said about another band very much in the EFD orbit, the Upper Crust:

"They're not a joke band: they're a rock band with a great sense of humor."

Another awesome band that might fit in this category: Personal and the Pizzas
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:20pm efd:

I'm like the moth to the non-joke-band flame.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:24pm kvt:

Cool, Moby in punk rock. I have a new-found admiration for him.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:25pm Joe:

I wonder how many people who listen to your current show religiously will go on to be super-famous.

Besides myself, obviously.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:26pm kvt:

LOL!! I used to smoke up in parking lots in NJ throughout the 80's listening to punk and hair metal bands. Hence, the obvious attraction!
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:27pm efd:

Only time will tell, Joe.

Moby's punk band Vatican Commandos are playing a reunion show on July 17th at Mercury Lounge - first show in more than 25 years.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:27pm marq aka unofficial Kenny G promoter:

Hey, Joe-

Your response and reason for it makes me think of the Rutles. Which had it's things with the Bonzo Doo Da band (sp) The Rutles were questioned at the time about being a joke band. And they were. But producers didn't get the joke. Humor and music. It belongs.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:29pm kvt:

The Rutles... haven't thought about them in a while.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:29pm E.L.:

Joe— I'm going to go out on a limb and say EVERYBODY— including you. Let's all agree to meet back on this comment list in ten years.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:31pm Joe:

To be perfectly honest, I'm surprised at some of the non-PC lyrics involved in these songs... Moby having famously covered "That's When I Reach for My Revolver" as "That's When I Think that It's Over"
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:32pm Aharon:

Maybe (with a British accent) the Ticket Elevenseize?
Hmmm...maybe not.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:33pm Joe:

Agreed. It'll be like the end of Wet Hot American Summer.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:34pm listener james from westwood:

I say keep it the "Midnight Ticket Oasis." Hell, the Midnight Cowboy did his thang outside the hour of 12.

Also, hey—Maria Muldaur. With EFD guest vocals.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:36pm efd:

Joe, I thought he did a straight cover of "That's When..." at first, then had to re-do the lyrics because MTV wouldn't play the video? Am I totally wrong in thinking that?
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:38pm marq aka unofficial Kenny G promoter:


Will most of us who cares still be around in ten years? Oh, wait, I could be I guess. Let's make it 20 years. I will be old enough but still be younger that Irwin is now. Trying to age myself and gauge longevity by the wfmu djs.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:41pm E.L.:

I was thinking you would over-dub "midnight" along with "at the" and keep the same song for the sake of tradition. If you were really ambitious you could have a special guest sing the "11 o'clock" over the midnight each week. You're on a roll after all!

Marq— I'll race you to 20 years.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:44pm Joe:

Wikipeding... wikipeding...

And EFD is correct, once again!

Can't hate Moby, no matter how hard I try. I guess Moby is just awesome and that is that. The man's only real blemish is his work with Gwen Stefani. And can you really blame him?
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:45pm efd:

E.L. and James, I think you're on the right track - at least for this week.

Of course, I thought I'd only sing "ticket" in place of "at the" once when I started doing that nearly four years ago.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:54pm AZ:

The more things change: rather than depart because LJP is demanding I come and watch "Lost" before she falls asleep, I'm now departing because we're starving and we've gotta go grab some food. Anyway: sounding good, EFD!
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Need everyone to Google for a song about eleven o'clock to play in place of the old ticket theme song. Or maybe hire some the guys who recorded Andy Breckman-man.
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:59pm David:

Just sing "at 11" after "oasis". Or "minus 1"
  Wed. 6/16/10 10:59pm bla:

EFD! Just punch in twice! once over "at" and once over "midnight". That would make my night every wednesday.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:01pm bla:

oh sorry looks like this was already going on. didn't stop to read in my excitement. anyway love the show!!! you rock!
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:02pm E.L.:

I agree with bla! Just say: "Bla bla - bla bla" oasis...
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:09pm Sybil:

bla bla blablabla blaaa blaaa
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:10pm osvi:

Yo, EFD, different time, same great beats. I got ya...
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:11pm Sybil:

This must be Night of the Killer Bandnames. All I need now is some EWITFR...N
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:13pm Sybil:

Wait... *one of* next week's live guests?
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:14pm efd:

next band name might kill it, Sybil.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:16pm Sybil:

Yup, that killed it, all right.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:18pm efd:

next week is Scrantapalooza! Fulmarine Petrels and Das Black Milk, both from Scranton.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:21pm Amanda:

I love Love Cascade!!!! Thanks thanks thanks.

"Barbe a Papa" means cotton candy, FYI. Happy summer to all.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:23pm efd:

you're welcome! And here I was thinking "Barbe a Papa" meant papa's beard.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:23pm Joe:

my theory was "groom the potato"
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:26pm Amanda:

We'll call it a Father's Day tribute, regardless. Barbershops and all being kind of a fatherly thing.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:26pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Not only did Martin Rushent produce 999 but elso the Buzzcocks, Generation X, Altered Images, the Stranglers and the Go Go's.. Where is he now?
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:37pm efd:

thanks Michael, I was pretty sure he produced 999 but for some reason it started sounding funny when I said it out loud. And of course I blanked on some of those other bands also.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:38pm E.L.:

Cool! They also did I Wanna Destroy You. So Amazing! Thanks EFD!
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:40pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Rushent did two 999 albums if I recall correctly. For a few years he was everywhere.
A happy Wednesday how do you do to you and Harry harrison.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:42pm Amanda:

Every new Wednesday should be unwrapped like a precious gift.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:44pm efd:

Neil sounds so enthusiastic.
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:46pm Joe:

EFD could you go over the story behind these again? These are recordings of an actual radio show or just army recruiting tools? It's on vinyl right? (definitely heard a scratch there)
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:53pm Joe:

Mom Dukes says thanx!
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:57pm Joe:

PS. Great show! PRIMETIME!
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:58pm Sybil:

Great show! As per usual, where "usual"=Tuesday night. But even better.

Thanks efd and Diane Kamikaze!
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:58pm efd:

thanks everyone! Stick around for Night People, and I'll see you next week!
  Wed. 6/16/10 11:59pm E.L.:

Thanks Evan!
  Thu. 6/17/10 3:18am MARTIN RUSHENT:

i am alive and well and busy producing does it offend you yeah, the pipettes, mc trip, celine and the nitewreckers, killa kela and several development artists best martin rushent
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