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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 August 4, 2010: PLEASURE KILLS live set!
The sunny, infectious power-pop sound of the Pleasure Kills will have you checking the calendar to make sure it's still 2010 and you haven't been transported to a Blondie show in 1975 or a Nikki and the Corvettes show in 1980. Not content to simply echo the past, these guys put their own mark on a classic sound and your ears will be smiling as a result. They're on a nationwide tour to support their new album Bring Me A Match (Polypore) - local listeners can catch them at Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ Thursday Aug 5th with The Avengers! Check their myspace page for a show near you!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
sylvain sylvain  14th st beat   Options s/t  rca  1979      0:00:00 ()
the arrows  we can make it together   Options 7"  rak        0:03:10 ()
high school sweethearts  she's something   Options passing notes  get hip  1999      0:05:40 ()
the cars  think it over   Options shake it up  elektra  1981      0:09:18 ()
the dictators  california sun   Options go girl crazy  epic  1975      0:14:09 ()
peelander-z  s.t.e.a.k.   Options p-bone steak  self-released  2003      0:17:24 ()
avengers  we are the one   Options s/t  cd presents  1983  playing tomorrow night at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ with tonight's live guests, the Pleasure Kills!    0:20:56 ()
live set from THE PLEASURE KILLS
engineered by Diane Kamikaze

Lydiot: Lead vocals
James Jameson: Guitar
Jeffrey Ject: Organ
A-Dutch: Bass
The Brain: Drums

Look for their new album
Bring Me A Match, out now on Polypore Records! And check out their tour dates and more!
Plus, check out The Brain's Tour Diary!
pleasure kills  dancing on my bed   Options live on WFMU          0:30:57 ()
pleasure kills  pictures on the floor   Options live on WFMU          0:33:03 ()
pleasure kills  hearts run out   Options live on WFMU          0:36:04 ()
pleasure kills  modern problems   Options live on WFMU          0:38:38 ()
pleasure kills  mission boy   Options live on WFMU          0:42:03 ()
pleasure kills  self destruct   Options live on WFMU          0:44:20 ()
pleasure kills  smash up the radio   Options live on WFMU          0:47:14 ()
pleasure kills  victoria   Options live on WFMU          0:50:11 ()
pleasure kills  oblivion   Options live on WFMU          0:53:38 ()
pleasure kills  and me   Options live on WFMU          0:56:39 ()
pleasure kills  bring me a match   Options live on WFMU          0:58:25 ()
pleasure kills  chat with efd   Options live on WFMU          1:01:05 ()
the laureates  2000 man   Options mp3      free download at http://laureatesmusic.com
see them live tomorrow night at Subterranean in Chicago!
  1:12:18 ()
vermillion sands  mother of earth   Options 7"  hell yes!      *   1:14:35 ()
charanut singh  raga megh malhar   Options ten ragas to a disco beat  bombay connection      *   1:18:05 ()
mucca pazza  habibi   Options a little marching band      see them live at the Knitting Factory this Friday night, and at Lincoln Center Plaza Saturday evening. The Saturday show will also be broadcast live right here on WFMU!    1:23:20 ()
roy milton & his orchestra  one zippy zam   Options va-hipshakers vol 1: teach me to monkey  vamipsoul    compiled by our own Mr Finewine  *   1:25:51 ()
wreckless eric & amy rigby  fernando   Options two-way family favorites  southern domestic      *   1:37:01 ()
spectrals  7th date   Options 7"  slumberland      *   1:41:01 ()
black keys  tighten up   Options brothers  nonesuch      *   1:43:18 ()
moonhearts  love is gone   Options s/t  tic tac totally    They're playing live tonight at The Smell, LA people!  *   1:46:52 ()
jim jones revue  cement mixer   Options here to save your soul  cargo        1:50:21 ()
endless boogie  top dollar speaks his mind   Options full house head  no quarter      *   2:05:13 ()
pop. 1280  neon lights   Options split 7" with hot guts  bad master      *   2:13:42 ()
charlie  johnny hold back   Options 7"  janus  1977      2:19:23 ()
devo  human rocket   Options something for everybody  warner bros      *   2:22:25 ()
altered images  i could be happy   Options 7"  epic  1981      2:25:59 ()
mahjongg  whoop   Options the long shadow of the paper tiger  k      *   2:36:18 ()
apache  jam pusher   Options radical sabbatical  burger      *   2:40:39 ()
don caron orchestra  hot pastrami   Options va-we're gonna change the world  sundazed      *   2:43:13 ()
plastic bertrand  ca plane pour moi   Options       ... or IS it Plastic Bertrand? Stay tuned for the shocking story!    2:45:54 ()
pluton  ain't on time   Options s/t  plastic spoons      *   2:48:34 ()
10cc  i'm not in love   Options       going out to WFMU's DJ Maria, who is being feted this evening by the rest of the WFMU staff before she heads off to New Orleans.    2:56:43 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 8/4/10 9:05pm john:

Hey Evan! Great start; saw Syl put on a great show at the late lamented Beat in Port Chester, NY roughly 20 years ago. (Same place I saw the Cynics, one of whom would turn up a bit later in life...)
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:14pm efd:

Hi, John! I have a very faint memory of interviewing Syl and Johnny Rao (the guitar player) at WNYU around the time that LP came out!
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:17pm john:

DFFD! (Well, someone had to say it.)
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:21pm brad smith:

Listening to wfmu app on my iPhone on the deck. Nice!
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:22pm efd:

whoa! Hi, Brad! Everyone, Brad was one of my first bandmates ever, a long time ago!
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:23pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans!
Hi Evan! Thanks for the set - this is cheering me up after failed internet date #3702
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:24pm Danne D:

Brad instantly is shown to be one of the coolest people in the history of ever.
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:31pm efd:

#3,703 will be the charm, Danne! I have faith!
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:32pm john:

The organist in the room approves!
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:32pm efd:

oh yeah, the keyboardist in the PKs rocks!
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:34pm Since You're Gone:

I can't help it ...
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:35pm Danne D:

Thanks EFD. I wish your prophesizing to be as good as your DJing...alas not all of us guys have the charm and charisma of Evan Funk Davies. *sigh*

This is fantastic btw.
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:39pm john:

It's great, yeah! We're hearing an organ-driven Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, for those of you Boston-inclined...
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:40pm efd:

funny, I almost brought my "When Things Go Wrong" single to play in the opening set! Great minds, etc.
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:44pm antonia:

great show, too bad i broke one of my headphones while listening :(
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:46pm efd:

hi Antonia, Glad you're enjoying the set but sorry about your headphones!
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:47pm Danne D:

Evan's show is rocking too hard and breaking up equipment now! :D (though I am sorry to hear that Antonia) :(

Pretty quiet board - folks must be dancing around their rooms right now :)
  Wed. 8/4/10 9:51pm efd:

I know, this doesn't bode well for my plan to try to bring the #indiefantasybaseballteams twitter meme to my accuplaylist later!
  Wed. 8/4/10 10:01pm Danne D:

Evan you will get a kick out of this:
Do check out the rosters.

  Wed. 8/4/10 10:01pm Danne D:

Btw, I'm going to Red Sox - Yankees on Friday :)
  Wed. 8/4/10 10:04pm efd:

ooh, nice! I'll be watching on TV from the safety of my home.

I need more of a pointer for what I'm looking at on that site; I think I'll have to wait til after my show to check it out.
  Wed. 8/4/10 10:08pm Danne D:

yeah you should check it out afterwards:

Chronology here:


Been a long time since I looked this thing up - looks like a lot of added intriguing pages and links.

I hope to avoid a nosebleed just from the height of the seats. I will say that I shall be attending with a radio personality from another radio station (who is a personal friend).

Radio-politics-baseball-art all rolled into like one comment. As Mel Allen would say: how about that!
  Wed. 8/4/10 10:11pm Danne D:

Anyhow, I have to eat so I shall depart the comments board. Hopefully some of the other Funk Family members will pick up the slack :) Have a great night Evan - looking forward to enjoying the rest of the show :D
  Wed. 8/4/10 10:12pm efd:

Enjoy your meal, Danne! Thanks for listening & commenting.
  Wed. 8/4/10 10:17pm plinko:

oh yeah!
  Wed. 8/4/10 10:18pm john:

Cool Gun Club cover there!
  Wed. 8/4/10 10:22pm efd:

  Wed. 8/4/10 10:27pm Parq:

Evan, the Pleasure Kills were, well, killer. That great pop-rockin' sound just never fails to hit me where I live. And I dug hearing Mucca too. You're going to plug their upcoming Lincoln Center gig, yeah?
  Wed. 8/4/10 10:28pm efd:


(It's the all-purpose reply!)
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:15pm ?:

  Wed. 8/4/10 11:16pm efd:

thank you, mystery commenter!
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:16pm efd:

whoops - I mean, indeed!
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:27pm john:

that's better!
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:27pm VY:

Happy Birthday, Deb!
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:31pm VY:

I had no intention of getting that new DEVO, but now I have
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:42pm efd:

yeah, it's not bad!
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:46pm dave:

  Wed. 8/4/10 11:46pm minnesota jeff:

  Wed. 8/4/10 11:47pm efd:

Stay tuned for the shocking story that's just come out regarding who's singing this song!
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:48pm VY:

I'm on the edge of my suspenders
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:49pm dave:

ever since since shocking story broke, c'est plane pour moi and jet boy/jet girl have been on pretty much infinite repeat in my brain. thanks for playing half of that of that playlist! i'm guessing you won't be playing the other half.
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:49pm VY:

not Gerard Depardieu?
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:49pm dave:

er, and by "c'est", i mean "ca".
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:54pm VY:

you've got Vanilli all over my Bertrand
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:54pm dave:

all that being said, this live performance, which is indisputably plastic bertrand, is convincingly punk:
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:55pm will:

What about the rest of that first Plastic Bertrand LP which was kinda good. p.s. Metro never contained PB (Duncan Browne and Peter Godwin)
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:59pm efd:

ah, thanks Will. I don't know why I was thinking that was Plastic Bertrand. This guy Deprijck said he sang "the first four albums," so that may be him on all the tracks. Only the single was the subject of the court case, though.
  Wed. 8/4/10 11:59pm VY:

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  Thu. 8/5/10 12:01am Nicole:

I love this song. Nice, efd!
  Thu. 8/5/10 12:01am VY:

scratch "motion picture"
  Thu. 8/5/10 3:06am Lydiot PleasureKills:

Thanks for rocking the airwaves Evan! We had a great time playing and shooting the sh!t with you all. and thanks to all you listeners! look us up on facebook..keep in touch! xo, lydia
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