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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
bee gees  lonely days   Options best of, vol. 2    1970 
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donna summer  sunset people   Options bad girls (deluxe edition)  mercury  2003  orig 1979 on Casablanca, of course    0:03:32 ()
blondie  i feel love   Options       thanks Will Hermes for the pointer!    0:10:04 ()
the high  in my own time   Options who needs you?  sg  2003  WFMU's own Stu Rutherford covering the Bee Gees    0:17:26 ()
bee gees  edge of the universe   Options main course  rso  1975      0:19:38 ()
donna summer  macarthur park   Options the journey: very best of  universal  2003      0:24:49 ()
shoppers  i. / ii.   Options split 7" with panzram  ifb/feeble minds      *   0:36:50 ()
dead people  feel the light   Options 7" ep  windian      *   0:42:55 ()
ted leo  timorous me   Options live at third man  third man      *   0:44:51 ()
worriers  past lives   Options 7"  no idea  2011      0:48:00 ()
ty segall  buick mackane   Options ty-rex  goner      *   0:50:28 ()
mount carmel  swaggs   Options real women  siltbreeze      *   0:57:38 ()
brian olive  go on easy   Options two of everything  alive      *   1:01:29 ()
alan parsons project  the raven   Options tales of mystery and imagination  20th century  1976      1:05:08 ()
grass widow  goldilocks zone   Options internal logic  hlr      *   1:09:09 ()
obits  let me dream if i want to   Options 7"  sub pop    Mink DeVille cover!  *   1:17:06 ()
999  feelin' alright with the crew   Options separates  ua  1978      1:20:02 ()
k-holes  dirty hax   Options dismania  hardly art      *   1:23:21 ()
the golden boys  outta the dark   Options dirty fingernails  12xu      *   1:25:46 ()
john wesley coleman iii  she's like dracula   Options last donkey show  goner    it's a JWC iii double-play, kind of !  *   1:28:10 ()
the dB's  collide-oOo-scope   Options falling off the sky  bar/none    new album out June 12! Playing at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday June 15!  *   1:40:09 ()
the bevis frond  stupid circle   Options the leaving of london  woronzow      *   1:45:44 ()
miguel & the ocean swell  around (whatever takes you there)   Options with the star of the sea  hoborico    More info at their website  *   1:49:33 ()
wrong words  how to keep a straight face   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   1:53:35 ()
yello  you gotta say yes to another excess (12" version)   Options va-trevor jackson presents metal dance  strut      *   2:10:37 ()
killing joke  trance   Options mmxii  spinefarm      *   2:14:32 ()
the presidents  peter rabbit   Options va-royal grooves  bgp      *   2:20:47 ()
the new piccadillys  misery   Options 7"  all tore up    get it at alltoreuprecords.com  *   2:23:20 ()
the laureates  worry, worry, worry   Options spells  funambulist  2011  my #1 album of 2011; check it out on The Laureates' web site    2:25:39 ()
the plimsouls  jump jive and harmonize   Options beach town confidential  alive    Thee Midniters cover!  *   2:29:41 ()
tv ghost  phantasm   Options 7"  sweet rot      *   2:42:13 ()
mars  3e   Options va- fame: jon savage's secret history of post-punk 78-81  caroline true    new 2-LP collection; this song orig 1979  *   2:45:46 ()
big boy pete  baby i got news for you   Options cold turkey  gear fab    orig 1968; new CD collection  *   2:48:23 ()
the paperhead  pictures of her demise   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   2:51:17 ()
cheap trick  daddy should have stayed in high school   Options s/t  epic  1977      2:55:59 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 5/23/12 9:03pm Danne D:

Hey EFD!
Hey Funk Fans!
(game on - but I'll be back)
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:05pm miss cheri:

hi there evan--great start to the show!!! may god bless robin & donna,,
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:07pm Holly in NC:

Hi Evan! Great start. I have to leave here, get gas, put air in tire, deliver dinner to a friend & pick up wine in exchange, go home & feed cats - *then* I'll be back! :-) I wish I had wings!
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:12pm Mike East:

good evening Evan, regular commenters.
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:12pm Andrea True:

I never became a freaky christian. Got any coke?
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:13pm miss cheri:

i too feel love..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 9:13pm efd:

Hi Holly, cheri, Danne D, Mike and all commenters, regular, irregular, and observational! Thanks for tuning in tonight!
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:17pm Holly in NC:

@efd: for some reason your Hermes link is not working but this is: Love Goes To Buildings On Fire » Blondie cover Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” 1979 http://bit.ly/La526b
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 9:18pm efd:

whoops - some bad html on my end, I'll fix it as soon as I start the next song. Thanks for the catch Holly!
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:18pm miss cheri:

ohh evan could you please play the tune "i started a joke" in honor of robin? it's also one of my bee gees tunes. hiya holly & danne
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:28pm Matt from Springfield:

WFMU: We'll never leave your cake out in the rain...

Hi Evan, everyone!
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:29pm Mike East:

wow. Donna Summer doing Macarthur Park. I had no idea such a thing existed. Awesome. Thanks, efd.
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:29pm Mike East:

Hey Matt!
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:30pm G:

Yes, an oldie but a goodie, Mike. They even did disco-beat Beethoven and the like back in the day...
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:30pm miss cheri:

in my opinion i think donna & robin were much better than whitney
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:31pm Hmm:

  Wed. 5/23/12 9:31pm Matt from Springfield:

Hiya Mike!
G Danne Holly cheri Andrea "More More More" True!
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:33pm SteveL:

What happens on efd, stays on efd.
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:34pm Dave McG:

Send a time machine back to EFD high school years, then you can come back, hear your show and punch self in face
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:35pm Mike East:

can you over boil potatoes?
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:36pm Matt from Springfield:

I liked that "Edge of the Universe"--never heard of that before. Blondie's "I Feel Love" likewise new to me. Fits Debbie well!
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Odessa! :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:39pm Barkevious Shabazz:

R. Crumbs illustration of punching yrself in the face in Bukowski's "Bring Me your Love" is sublime.
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:40pm Matt from Springfield:

@Mike: If you boil the potatoes too soft, or of course boil the water out of the pot and burn the taters.

(When I was a little kid, I laughed at some line from TV about a character who was such a bad cook he would "burn spaghetti". Ha ha ha! That's funny, spaghetti's in water, how can you burn spaghetti!! Well once you start to cook and see how quickly water can boil away... :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:40pm SteveL:

Mike East: It depends. Are you trying to make paste?
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:42pm miss cheri:

evan tell me if you think that donna & robin was much better than whitney?
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:46pm Destroit:

hello efd and everybody. Good luck Danne, I'm watching :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:46pm Danne D:

After 2 periods 3-2 in favor of the good guys
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:47pm Danne D:

Whoa - Ted Leo with a little "All Good People" riff there?
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:48pm Danne D:

Thx Destroit :)
Hiya Matt and everyone
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:51pm Matt from Springfield:

"Adult Education", Danne: Hiya! Hiya! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 9:51pm efd:

Hi Matt, Stevel and Destroit! Thanks for tuning in!

cheri, I'm not going to answer that question.
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:54pm a guess:

on 36 hours without sleep and 15 lines of coke, whitney could still sing mila kunis's wimpy ass under the table
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:55pm miss cheri:

i'm sorry evan,,i just lost my head there for a minute,, it won't happen again,, but i must leave for now but i'll be back later bye for now,,
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:55pm Mike East:

ok, I think they're good. Mashed potato casserole for tomorrow. I got nervous cuz the first set of music distracted me from what I was doing, but I don't think its too gluey. They seem to be delicious...of course I added butter and sour cream...
  Wed. 5/23/12 9:57pm Barkevious Shabazz:

The cover of "The Slider" and a hot Eva Green were the only interesting things about Dark Shadows.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Yum..sour cream instead of milk. That will give a very creamy taste to it.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:01pm Danne D:

game on
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 10:04pm efd:

Barkevious, who did the cover? I haven't seen the movie. (and hello!)
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:04pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Pommes des terres. The silent killer.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:06pm Barkevious Shabazz:

@EFD just the physical album cover. Glimpsed for a sec for cred. Pretty thin gruel.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:06pm miss cheri:

efd-i hope everythings still cool.. see you a little later,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 10:07pm efd:

ah! gotcha. Yeah, if that fleeting glimpse is a highlight that's not saying much (with all due respect to The Slider).
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:10pm Mike East:

silent but delicious, Barkevious
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:11pm Barkevious Shabazz:

I revel in the fact that I had both 2 Years On and the goofy Alan Parsons Poe record as a kid. Who's better now, eh?
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:12pm John L:

Alan Parsons???Once again you are raiding my high school memories. What's next, the Good Rats or Barnaby Bye?
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:13pm the glowing one:

do I hear a little she's lost control in there?
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:13pm SteveL:

Klaus Nomi feels love too.

  Wed. 5/23/12 10:15pm Barkevious Shabazz:

It's not she lost control but the first track on Unknown Pleasures.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:18pm the glowing one:

yeah, right! but the basslines are very similar.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:18pm Dave McG:

  Wed. 5/23/12 10:19pm Dave McG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 10:19pm efd:

there we go! Thanks Dave!
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:19pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey, it IS you Dave McG!
I'll check your link out.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:22pm Dave McG:

Hey Matt! Hey EFD!

The packaging on the new Obits 7" is delightful.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:32pm Holly in NC:

feelin' alright with *this* crew, especially ;-)

Buttermilk is good in plain taters

Poach garlic in unconscionable amounts of heavy cream & butter for dinner party taters (see Julia Child Way to Cook)

My thanksgiving (the only time, these days, that I eat taters) is not complete with a mashed potato/rutabaga mix. Oh now I want some...
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:39pm Danne D:

  Wed. 5/23/12 10:39pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Where's my Lancelot Link Secret Chimp lunchbox?
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:40pm Danne D:

time to go run out and get a celebratory hot chocolate. will be on for a little bit at the end of the show :)

Tonight would be an archive night - I'm sure you can understand EFD :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:43pm SteveL:

Is it true Dave the Spazz is doing a LL Secret Chimp show/tribute tomorrow? I may have to plan ahead.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:46pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Whither Matahari?
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:47pm Mike East:

thanks for the tips, Holly!
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:48pm Holly in NC:

I heartily endorse Tift Merritt
Guess what? The dbs release party is Saturday June 9 at Motorco Music Hall in Durham NC - and guess what? I live 3 blocks away!!! I know those of you that live in NYC or other large cultural meccas are laughing, but allow me a little excitement ;-)
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:48pm Mike East:

pretty cool Brian Turner interview here: is.gd/51LlBY
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:49pm Holly in NC:

3 or 4 Bevis lps are life changing. IMHO
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:50pm miss cheri:

i'm back evan,,holly & danne,, evan about my stupid question eariler,, i hope there's no hard feelings
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:50pm SteveL:

Holly: I live in no such Mecca. That sounds great.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:50pm Danne D:

one quick fantasy note - dropped dolis even as he is still on the mound giving up baserunners...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 10:52pm efd:

Holly, that's awesome! I'm so bummed that I'm going to be out of town when they play NYC next month.

Didn't Chris Stamey produce one of Tift Merritt's albums? Or more than one?
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:52pm SteveL:

Are those counter-point guitar licks in The Bevis Frond tune? Sounds pretty neato. (That's a college word.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 10:55pm efd:

which word, "counter-point" or "neato?" ;)
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:55pm Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: The dBs are awesome! Glad you can make it to their release party. You're probably at some advantage though for "Chapel Hill" band activities.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:55pm miss cheri:

evan i always love when your on!!
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:57pm john:

Well, not quite two hours late, but that's the time difference to Pittsburgh, right? Love that Bevis Frond elpee! Which I just missed.
  Wed. 5/23/12 10:58pm Randy in NC:

efd, yes he did. And wouldn't you know, I'll be out of state June 9....
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:00pm Holly in NC:

@efd, I have no idea! I know they're friends.
@Matt - true. Folks in highly respected fmu-endorsed bands sometimes serve my food, & sometimes I babysit their children. To me that's just normal.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:03pm miss cheri:

holly--which tune by the cake is your favorite??
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:05pm Holly in NC:

My Wednesdays are not complete until I hear Evan say "la poisson rouge" xo
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:07pm Barkevious Shabazz:

I enjoyed Dave Hills haircut circa "Sladest".
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:09pm some other guy:

Wait, so, it's not "La Croissant Rouge"? It should be..
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:11pm Holly in NC:

@Cheri - I don't want either of us to have to go sit in a corner ;-)
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:12pm the glowing one:

just play that yello track :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:12pm some other guy:

'Le'. dammit holly, now everyone knows I don't speak French a all.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:14pm the glowing one:

yello, the little more family friendly electronic body music
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:14pm Holly in NC:

No French here, trust me. Only class I ever dropped. I cannot roll r's. Can. Not.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:16pm G:

Rrrrruffles have rrrrridges.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:16pm miss cheri:

well i have to head out now evan & holly..ty for a funktastic show evan!! night all
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:19pm Comment Clinic:

cheri doesn't know that talking about avoiding drama is not avoiding drama. fact is, talking about avoiding drama IS drama.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:21pm Adrian Gonzalez:

  Wed. 5/23/12 11:21pm Droll:

SOG, Le/La Croissant Rouge -- no matter. The important part is the pregnant pause before you say it.
...and Hoorah for Killing Joke!
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:22pm the glowing one:

  Wed. 5/23/12 11:22pm Danne D:

Hi again Funk Fans :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:23pm the glowing one:

  Wed. 5/23/12 11:23pm G:

Danne D Sugar High Represent!
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:24pm Danne D:

@Comment Clinic however Vance is talking about Drama is a completely drama-free excercise
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:24pm miss cheri:

i'm sorry sorry danne i have to split,,so hi/bye =(
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:25pm Danne D:

@G Yup G :) Victory Hot Chocolate is at hand :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:25pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Damned fine progrim.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:25pm Danne D:

Prince Charles looks like he'd have more fun in the electric chair in that picture.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:26pm Danne D:

You've got good taste, Barkevious :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:27pm the glowing one:

he's a "funny" fellow tho
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:27pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: Is a celebratory hot chocolate a hockey tradition with you? Or do you just love hot choc?
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:28pm Matt from Springfield:

Yeah, I've been digging that animated pic all evening.
"DJ Chuck W"...
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:29pm Holly in NC:

Hi Danne! And G & Randy & SteveL
Evan - that New Piccadilly's 7in is wonderful
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 11:29pm efd:

per @theisb on Twitter he is DJ HRH.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:31pm miss cheri:

i hope to see ya next week evan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 11:32pm efd:

goodnight cheri.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:32pm Danne D:

I was gonna comment how my supposed "unsurmountable" lead had been surmounted in the fantasy league and then much to my surprise I just saw that I somehow am back in first (temporarily) after a pretty awful night for my team.

The league has been fun this year, EFD. Seems like there's a lot more active and involved owners which makes it a nice challenge and that much more enjoyable.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:32pm miss cheri:

night danne & holly
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:33pm Danne D:

@Matt well, I tend to get a hot chocolate anyway. The tradition is about 2 EFD shows old :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:33pm Danne D:

gnight cheri

I hope I don't see ya next week Evan as it means I'll be at game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals :D
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:34pm formerly known as the soundguy @ the Court Tav:

yes, Plimsouls!
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:35pm Danne D:

Hi Holly :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:35pm Holly in NC:

Thought this (the Plimsouls) was Robyn H. for a minute! Just a minute. Whatever, it's great.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:35pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne Well then as a historian/archivist, I'll catalog that under "emerging trend" rather than "respected tradition".

Also under "choco-lovers; New Jersey" :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:36pm Danne D:

:( I'm sad about the Court Tav - especially as I'm likely to spend more time in N.B. in the next few months :(
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:36pm Danne D:

LOL Matt do you keep a notebook on all commenters?
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:38pm Danne D:

I have always thought that a "best of the comments boards" would be an awesome WFMU premium. I'd probably have to be unempolyed and/or independently wealthy to undertake that however.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:46pm Matt from Springfield:

Notebook on all commenters? Goodness no. That's Ken's job :)

I would like a premium on Best of the Comments Boards, but there's so many fantastic threads and individuals I've seen that it would be impossible to fairly come up with the "best". BUT, perhaps the Blog could have a "Comment of the Week" entry or something like that! The best-received comment of the previous Mon-Sun cycle.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:50pm Holly in NC:

Re the New Piccadillys: Misery is a cover of a 1963 song by The Dynamics - a song that the pre-Who High Numbers totally ripped off & turned into "Zoot Suit" ! Here's a link to the Dynamics: http://bit.ly/JTtMkZ And here's a link to the Who: http://bit.ly/JEJiem So good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 11:52pm efd:

ah, thanks Holly! I misunderstood a note on the label.
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:55pm Danne D:

@Matt - with 10 years to go through it's an epic sift through. Heck een just doing it for the SUW comments would be an epic undertaking. Still would kinda like to do it one day :) It'd be like a bonus premium :)
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:58pm Danne D:

Anyway I gotta pack up :)
Thanks EFD :) for the good stuff I did get to hear. Looking forward to the rest on archive :D

Take care everyone!
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:58pm G:

one issue, though, is that single comments don't exist in a vacuum -- how they look depends a lot on what is happening before and after them...
  Wed. 5/23/12 11:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Good night Danne!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/23/12 11:59pm efd:

thanks for listening, everyone! See you next week!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:02am Matt from Springfield:

Wonderful show Evan!
Good night, Funk Fans!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:02am Holly in NC:

Thank YOU, Evan!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:03am Matt from Springfield:

@G: True, although comments that need the context to be understood as funny could have one (or really, at most two) preceding comments to establish the narrative. The whole thread might be hysterical, but you can't just reprint the whole thing just for a single "punchline".
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:10pm Ajax:

Wow, Blondie's I Feel Love! Pretty good!
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