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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 July 25, 2012: JOBRIATH A.D. special, with writer/director KIERAN TURNER!

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The new documentary Jobriath A.D. delves into the life and legacy of '70s glam-rocker Jobriath in a way that's never been done before. Known variously as "The American Bowie,' 'The True Fairy of Rock & Roll, 'Hype of the Year" -- as well as the first openly gay rock star -- Jobriath recorded two albums before the overwrought hype bubble burst. He subsequently moved to the Chelsea Hotel and tried remaking himself as "Cole Berlin," a Weimar-era cabaret singer, before passing away in July 1983 of AIDS-related illnesses. In the years since his death he has been cited as an influence by The Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, and Morrissey.

Jobriath A.D. weaves together interviews, archival material and animation, and it has already received critical acclaim on the festival circuit. It will have its NYC premiere on Saturday, July 28, at 10:30pm as part of Lincoln Center's NewFest 2012. Writer/director Kieran Turner joins Evan "Funk" Davies tonight to discuss the film (and share some rare bootleg recordings!).
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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
brett smiley  va va va voom   Options va-velvet tinmine  rpm  2003  orig 1974; please enjoy Kristian Hoffman's Brett Smiley appreciation.     
mustard  good time comin'   Options va-glittering: still even more junk shop glam  ursula 1000        0:02:17 ()
stephen  right on running man   Options va-blitzing the ballroom  psychic circle        0:04:45 ()
buster  superstar   Options va-glitter from the litter bin  castle        0:08:07 ()
hector  wired up   Options va-boobs: the junkshop glam discotheque  rpm        0:11:01 ()
milk 'n' cookies  good friends   Options va-glitterbest: 20 pre-punk 'n' glam terrace stompers  rpm        0:13:43 ()
ricky wilde  i wanna go to a disco   Options va-velvet tinmine  rpm        0:16:42 ()
bonnie st. clair & unit gloria  clap your hands and stamp your feet   Options va-clap your hands and stamp your feet: 24 nederglam tracks from the early '70s  excelsior        0:19:17 ()
the intelligence  (they found me in the back of) the galaxy   Options everybody's got it easy but me  in the red      *   0:34:32 ()
crocodiles  bubblegum trash   Options endless flowers  frenchkiss      *   0:37:10 ()
internet forever  break bones   Options s/t  tape alarm      *   0:41:28 ()
the fireballs  come on react   Options come on react  atco  1968      0:44:04 ()
the trypes  force of habit   Options music for neighbors  acute    LP reissue, orig 1984ish  *   0:46:13 ()
the sights  not as pretty   Options left over right  hrm      *   0:52:44 ()
heavy cream  '79   Options super treatment  infinity cat      *   0:55:36 ()
blasted canyons  get high   Options 2nd place  castle face      *   0:58:03 ()
liars  brats   Options wixiw  mute      *   1:01:32 ()
vocoder  mindanao   Options cuadro sinoptico 12"  dark entries    orig 1984; vinyl reissue  *   1:04:28 ()
jobriath  earthling   Options lonely planet boy  attack        1:14:40 ()
jobriath  street corner love   Options creatures of the street  collectors choice        1:19:13 ()
jobriath  morning star ship   Options s/t  collectors choice        1:20:56 ()
ann magnuson & kristian hoffman  i maman   Options the jobriath medley  no label  2012  not yet released; guest vocals by Russell Mael    1:23:57 ()
Interview with Kieran Turner
jobriath  i maman (acoustic)   Options unreleased demo          1:46:05 ()
jobriath  inside (acoustic)   Options unreleased demo          1:49:21 ()
Interview with Kieran Turner
jobriath  as the river flows   Options       alternate version    2:09:28 ()
jobriath  little dreamer   Options       alternate version    2:14:31 ()
Interview with Kieran Turner
ann magnuson & kristian hoffman  gone tomorrow   Options the jobriath medley  no label  2012  not yet released    2:33:33 ()
jobriath  ecubyan   Options lonely planet boy  attack        2:34:00 ()
superchunk  cruel summer   Options single  merge      *   2:40:39 ()
the electric mess  the girl with the exploding dress   Options falling off the face of the earth  no label      *   2:43:15 ()
1-800-band  time can't hurt you   Options s/t  no label      *   2:46:10 ()
the crazy squeeze  gimme a kiss   Options 7"  pub music      *   2:50:02 ()
timmy's organism  un-hook my leash   Options raw sewage roq  in the red      *   2:52:25 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 7/25/12 9:02pm 12539:

Did Rupture say "Evan Funk Davies Show?"
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:04pm 12539:

O! That was Lamin.
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:04pm EL:

This is blowing my mind.
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:06pm poingo:

music that cries out for a gymnasium.
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:07pm Bad Ronald:

Wham Bam, thanks fer the Glam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/25/12 9:15pm efd:

Hey everyone! Thanks for tuning in tonight - Kieran Turner will be on at 10:30, so I'm starting off with some glam-rock, new releases, and some Jobriath and Jobriath-related music leading up to the interview.
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:16pm Holly in NC:

Hi Evan & all!
Evan, the picture of Hector on yr tumblr is quite something! Hope I can get home by 10:30...
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:17pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans :)
Hi EFD :)
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:18pm Danne D:

Gotta love the logic-defying nature of fantasy baseball.
My team is 3/31 tonight and my pitchers gave up a combined 15 runs in 13 innings. And I'm +1 in point in the standings tonight. Crazy
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:19pm SteveL:

Wow. Take time to walk the dogs, miss a set. Hope those canines appreciate it!
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:19pm Holly in NC:

  Wed. 7/25/12 9:19pm Danne D:

Wonder if Evan will play the Ichiro song by the Baseball Project in honor of his .600 OPS joining the Yankees ;)
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:25pm SteveL:

Great Tumblr pic. Wondering why men button their shirts today.
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:25pm Danne D:

It's Time for the FUNK!
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:45pm will:

Speaking of 70s arcania: RIP Larry Hoppen, member of Orleans and the lead voice behind "Still the One" and "Dance with Me".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/25/12 9:46pm efd:

Yes, I heard that earlier today - sad news.
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:55pm Ignore Function:

I saw the Baseball Project last night!
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:55pm Ignore Function:

Fine show, by the way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/25/12 9:56pm efd:

That's excellent, Ignore Function (and thanks)! Where'd you see them?
  Wed. 7/25/12 9:58pm Ignore Function:

Madison, WI. The did one Dream Syndicate, R.E.M., and Young Fresh Fellows song. Awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/25/12 10:02pm efd:

cool! Sounds like a great show.
  Wed. 7/25/12 10:08pm EL:

Listening live is so much more fun. Though I'm super grateful for the archive.
  Wed. 7/25/12 10:09pm Danne D:

@Ignore Function #jealous (Even though I've seen 'em a couple times already)
  Wed. 7/25/12 10:29pm EL:

Kevin Barnes must have heard that at some point.
  Wed. 7/25/12 10:37pm Danne D:

Off to get a hot chocolate :) Will enjoy this from the car :)
  Wed. 7/25/12 10:50pm Holly in NC:

This acoustic version is...soo good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/25/12 10:50pm efd:

yes! It's pretty mind-blowing!
  Wed. 7/25/12 10:53pm SteveL:

Wow. Cannot wait to see this film, (although I may need to be a bit patient.) I've already lobbied for it with the local cool-film non-profit.
  Wed. 7/25/12 10:54pm PB:

I pride myself on being pretty (OK, very) knowledgeable about rock/pop music but I've got to admit I've never even heard of Jobriath.
  Wed. 7/25/12 10:56pm SteveL:

PB: I think I first heard about him within the past five years, unless I actually saw hm on Midnight Special, (could have, but memory does not serve.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 7/25/12 11:04pm ?:

@PB me either..but now I know :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 7/25/12 11:09pm Julie:

oops..that was me..not knowing
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:14pm northguineahills:

My roommate in FL, back in '98 (who was also a dj), got a copy of a Jobriath LP which set us on a resource poor internet odyssey (and word of mouth, indie zine) to find out more about Jobriath.
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:17pm Mark in DC:

A lot is made of his inability to enjoy success due to his sexuality. Personally, I don't think he's very good. Sometimes performers fail to connect for this reason too.
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:20pm Holly in NC:

Marc Almond's great Guardian article:

And if you go to Dangerous Minds & do a site search, you'll access pretty much all other good info
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:21pm Holly in NC:

I want that acoustic I Maman :-)
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:44pm Danne D:

Fantastic interview EFD :) will have to catch the tail end of the show on the archive. Thanks for your excellence as always :) hi/bye holly and have a great night Funk Friends :)
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:44pm Holly in NC:

You know I love the Schunk crew, all of 'em - but imho 'Cruel Summer' should NOT be f*cked with.
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:45pm Danne D:

Yay new phone plays nicer with the comments board :) anyhow gnight for real all
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:46pm SteveL:

I dunno Holly, its a pretty cool cover of a cool song. (Full disclosure: I AM a long-time cover whore.)
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:47pm Holly in NC:

@SteveL - Oh, I'm a cover superwhore!
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:50pm Holly in NC:

Now here's a great song that sounds like a cover, but isn't (I don't think)
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:56pm Holly in NC:

Timmy Vulgar rocks!
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:57pm Roberto:

I think he's singing "I love my lease"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/25/12 11:59pm efd:

thanks for listening, everybody! Hope to see some of you locals at the screening on Saturday, and I'll "see" the rest of you next week!
  Wed. 7/25/12 11:59pm Holly in NC:

Why I'm not a rock star, I'd be singing "I hate my mortgage"
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