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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
zon  circus   Options back down to earth  epic  1979      0:00:00 ()
the teardrop explodes  treason   Options kilimanjaro  mercury  1980      0:03:33 ()
river city tanlines  can you handle this heart   Options coast to coast  big legal mess      *   0:06:34 ()
sandie shaw  are you ready to be heartbroken?   Options 7"  polydor uk  1986      0:08:31 ()
brenda ray  take me in your car   Options d'yya hear me! naffi years, 1979-83  em      *   0:12:01 ()
the touch-me-nots  shame shame shame   Options chris owen said it, we believe it.... and that settles it  roach & squirrel  2007      0:15:24 ()
good bread alley  soul mate   Options 7"  private stock  1977      0:18:06 ()
gap dream  a little past midnight   Options ali baba 7"  suicide squeeze      *   0:32:54 ()
boomgates  flood plain   Options double natural  bedroom suck      *   0:37:12 ()
tamaryn  prizma   Options tender new signs  mexican summer      *   0:41:03 ()
ashbury  take your love away   Options endless skies  vintage/rockadrome  2007  cd reissue; orig 1983    0:45:59 ()
john cale  face to the sky   Options shifty adventures in nookie wood  double six/domino      *   0:49:34 ()
andy shernoff  let's get the band back together   Options don't fade away ep  no label      *   1:00:53 ()
unnatural helpers  walk   Options land grab  hardly art      *   1:03:06 ()
burnt ones  protection circle   Options 7"  fuzz city      *   1:05:33 ()
adrenalin  cumz 'n' goes   Options 7"  sing sing      *   1:07:46 ()
games  listen   Options s/t  hozac      *   1:10:26 ()
ann magnuson  gone tomorrow   Options the jobriath medley  pink fleece music      *   1:18:07 ()
david bowie  always crashing in the same car   Options low  rca  1977      1:22:26 ()
tim maia  nobody can live forever   Options world psychedelic classics 4: nobody can live forever  luaka bop    cd reissue, orig 1970s  *   1:25:49 ()
jacco gardner  where will you go   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   1:28:45 ()
dan melchior  all the clocks   Options the backward path  northern spy      *   1:31:57 ()
the explorers club  no good to cry   Options digital single  no label    Available here  *   1:43:46 ()
wreckless eric & amy rigby  1983   Options a working museum  southern domestic    as mentioned, catch them live on Michael Shelley's show this Saturday! And see them at Maxwell's in Hoboken on Saturday night!  *   1:47:05 ()
willie alexander & the boom boom band  radio heart   Options s/t  mca  1978      1:51:32 ()
ac newman  strings   Options shut down the streets  matador      *   1:54:56 ()
woods  bend beyond   Options bend beyond  woodsist      *   2:08:16 ()
dum dum girls  season in hell   Options end of daze  sub pop      *   2:12:47 ()
hollows  v is for vulture   Options vulture  trouble in mind      *   2:18:14 ()
infinity people  put your other eye in   Options in love with the light  ufo factory / burger / cass / x! / italy / life-like  2012      2:19:05 ()
the fuzz  i'm so glad   Options 7"  calla  1971      2:28:23 ()
the marble vanity  king kong   Options va-god save the kinks!  neotomic      *   2:30:57 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound intro   Options the "in" sound  us army  1967      2:38:22 ()
the mamas and the papas  words of love   Options the "in" sound  us army  1967      2:40:11 ()
mama cass elliot  interview with harry harrison   Options the "in" sound  us army  1967      2:42:24 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound outro   Options the "in" sound  us army  1967      2:43:41 ()
the raveonettes  curse the night   Options observator  vice      *   2:43:51 ()
dancer  shirley in love   Options 7"  daggerman      *   2:47:08 ()
subsonics  too damaged   Options in the black spot  slovenly    coming to NYC at the end of next week! Fri Dec 7 at the Grand Victory in Brooklyn with the INSOMNIACS and Sat Dec 8 at Cake Shop in Manhattan with THE UPPER CRUST!!  *   2:50:01 ()
the rezillos  out of this world   Options cd single  rezillos records      *   2:52:30 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 11/28/12 9:04pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:04pm G:

zon! :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:05pm ALL CAPS MAN!!!!:

  Wed. 11/28/12 9:06pm Danne D:

Hi G :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:06pm G:

ZON! :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:07pm sweet cheri:

happy holidays evan and to one & all. let the funk begin!! lookin forward to a fantastic show evan.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:07pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Zon? Styx tribute band?
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:07pm phat:

It's been quite a long time since I've listened to Teardrop Explodes. Nice.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:08pm G:

wiki: "Zon was a progressive rock band formed in Toronto, Canada, in 1977. The band consisted of vocalist Denton Young, guitarist Brian Miller, bassist Jim Samson, drummer Kim Hunt, and keyboard player Howard Helm. The band released three albums over the course of its career."
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:09pm Barkevious Shabazz:

and the julian cope revival starts.........now?
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:09pm phat:

I'm not opposed to a Julian Cope revival.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:11pm Neolithic Man:

@phat: Ditto.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:12pm sweet cheri:

evan i hope you had fun on your time off last week,
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:13pm phat:

Yikes. This is a recording I would never have expected to exist.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:13pm Neolithic Man:

Is cheri a Julian Cope fan, or an obscure prog fan?
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:15pm john:

I actually have this single, which is in no way an endorsement of Morrissey's single-handed resuscitation of Sandie Shaw's career (though her cover of Hand In Glove was rad). Becky said she just thought Sandie was old at the time. At 38, mind.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:15pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Cheri is an American treasure. Welcome back.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:15pm Andrew Waterloo:

I really enjoyed that Sandie Shaw, the zon as well
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:16pm Neolithic Man:

She's sui generis!
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:16pm Andrew Waterloo:

hmm.. I think I bought a Zon album once. I know I've at least touched one.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:18pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Its badge of pride-worthy that Lloyd Cole does the suburban dad thing in New England.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:21pm G:

wiki: In 2006 Camera Obscura made an answer song called "Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 9:22pm efd:

Hey everyone! Thanks for tuning in tonight, great to see all of you here. I'll hopefully get myself together to comment more later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 9:23pm efd:

(I've played that Camera Obscura song on my show, by the way)
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:25pm Barkevious Shabazz:

This Good Bread Alley is the catchiest, kookiest thing ever.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:25pm G:

Dude aint lyin. June 24, 2006.

  Wed. 11/28/12 9:27pm steve:

hey all! just got in
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:28pm G:

willkommen, bienvenue, welcome
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:30pm Danne D:

Evan Prog Davies eh? :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:33pm steve:

as a vegetarian steven i gotta hear that!
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:33pm sweet cheri:

happy holidays danne!
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:34pm Andrew Waterloo:

we're supposed to say zed
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:34pm PB:

Yes EFD, they definitely say zed in Canada (they also say Zon was a typically horrible Canadian band).
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:35pm PB:

Best album of 2012 was Oshin by DIIV.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:38pm PB:

Honorable mention to Tender New Signs by Tamaryn, Slaughterhouse by the Ty Segall Band and Radar Eyes self-titled album.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:43pm sweet cheri:

evan just as i told monica that she's the queen of sunday nights.. i want to let you know you're the king of funk every wednesday night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 9:43pm efd:

speaking of Tamaryn...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 9:43pm efd:

thanks cheri, I appreciate it.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:44pm Danne D:

Hiya cheri - hope you're having a happy holiday season.

Thanks for your usual greatness EFD. Btw, what do you think of the new Red Sox manager?
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:45pm PB:

efd, nice. My favorite track from the new Tamaryn album. Very cool.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:45pm Mr. ACM:

This Tamaryn album was pretty good but it didn't really stand out to me. However, every time I hear any of you FMU DJs spin a track I immediately check the playlist to see what it is because I like the song. I don't know, maybe it works better for me in 4 minute doses than a full 40 minute album
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 9:47pm efd:

Tamaryn did a live set on Dark Night Of The Soul a couple of weeks ago - you can find it in the archives.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:47pm phat:

This is fantastic.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:49pm Danne D:

Gotta Moody Blues thing going on with this one :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:50pm Andrew Waterloo:

@ACM, could be that the incidental nature of hearing it on the radio too
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:51pm G:

@danne: in your wildest dreams.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:52pm sweet cheri:

btw evan,are you going to have a christmas special later this season? cause i think that'll be fun.
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:56pm Sam S.:

Is it just me, or is John Cale starting to sound like Beck??
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:57pm phat:

Holy cow, that's brand new?
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:57pm steve:

Sam S i was thinking the same thing!
  Wed. 11/28/12 9:58pm Sam S.:

Good - I don't feel so alone now!
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:00pm steve:

i think we're approaching the singularity, and it sounds like 2000s beck
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:01pm Sam S.:

Maybe he's "ghost-producing"..!
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:15pm Mike East:

great music to fry eggplant to. Hey Funkfans!
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:16pm G:

that was one new-ass set right there, people
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:17pm SteveL:

Hmmmm, Hozac strikes again. Not a lot of duds coming out of there, (at least that get airtime.)
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:18pm Droll:

G, Yes, but they were all of legal age.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:18pm Colfax Cloud:

Killer songs (out of nowhere) indeed! ~ http://www.facebook.com/ColfaxCloud
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:19pm G:

@Droll: but of course :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:22pm Holly in NC:

Hello Evan & everyone! Can't talk tonight, or listen much longer due to a week of heinous early rising (I should've been in bed 2 hours ago) but wanted to spread a wee bit of good cheer. :-) Yay for archives.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:22pm Droll:

G, EFD pimps tunes, but it's important to be clear his FCC logs are always in order.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:22pm G:

Jeez, A GIRL :P
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:23pm Mike East:

I swear to god, during that last set, I consciously thought to myself.."I hope he plays that Jobriath medley." Seems like you got my psychic message, efd.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:24pm sweet cheri:

evan,sorry if i'm babbling on & on but as always i'm grooving on your show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 10:24pm efd:

ha, well done Mike East! Message received, apparently!

Hi Holly, thanks for the drive-by. Hope you get to sleep late soon.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:25pm sweet cheri:

hey there holly.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:25pm Danne D:

The Jobriath Medley makes me feel very uncreative
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:26pm Danne D:

Hi/Bye Holly :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:29pm Droll:

Holly, LTNS! Hello Goodbye! Early rising is good for productivity and meditative tasks.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:32pm PB:

Never heard of Tim Maia but that was a great track.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:33pm Holly in NC:

@Droll unless it's not ;-). I am a babbling incoherent unproductive very non-meditative wreck before 10 am, and always have been. 2 am, that's another story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 10:33pm efd:

PB, yes, that Tim Maia CD is a revelation!
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:38pm Mr. ACM:

That Dan Melchior album was probably my favorite of this past year. Props, EFD.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:39pm Holly in NC:

Dan Melcior is a lovely lp , written in large part for a wonderful woman. Go Letha!
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:39pm Destroit:

hello EFD and everyone, enjoying the show, particularly the last half hour.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:41pm Mr. ACM:

@efd Potty mouth!
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:41pm Joe E:

My girlfriend just popped in to say.... "Is this Dan?" she asks. "Melcior?"I ask. "Yes", I confirm. "So good," she says. "Indeed," I say. "Very much so."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 10:52pm efd:

Hey Joe E! Thanks for tuning in! Nice to see you too, Destroit!

Mr. ACM, sorry to disappoint you.
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:52pm Danne D:

How about that B1G vs your ACC Holly? :) :P
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:53pm Danne D:

Watchin my Illini vs Ga Tech :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:54pm Joe E:

Wreckless Eric!!! This is why I listen to WFMU (Well... one of the reasons...)
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:55pm sweet cheri:

evan i have to head out now, so this is my last comment for tonight..also i guess you're not having a xmas show in the near future,, huh? g'night all!
  Wed. 11/28/12 10:55pm Danne D:

"Radio Heart" makes a great CD title :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 10:56pm efd:

cheri, if you were listening to the show instead of just commenting randomly you would have heard me mention the xmas show coming up in a few weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 10:58pm efd:

Danne, I agree! :) Can't believe that isn't the title track of that album.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:01pm Semanticist:

c.'s really more rigid than random
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:01pm steve:

hey i just got back and read about the xmas show! yay. is it gonna be all Christmas / holiday songs? im guessing for better or worse it will not be disco themed :D
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:02pm Danne D:

I hope it has that song with the dogs singing jingle bells
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:02pm Julie:

Hey Evan! you're doing a radio show! yay!
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:03pm steve:

my god, how i loved the 4th of july special
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:03pm Danne D:

Illini pulling away with a big run late :) 8-0 :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:05pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Donde esta Santa Claus?
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:06pm G:

Santa's wearing a mexican wrestling mask this year.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:07pm Julie:

telepathic ticket giveaway
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:07pm Bender:

Willie Alexander signature song? Maybe so but how about "Bass Rocks"? For me, that's the one.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:08pm G:

if it doesn't go well, make that telepathetic :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:08pm Uncle Michael:

Hello Room
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:09pm Justsheano:

Whoa, X tickets? I might not be old enough OR cool enough to go see them
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:09pm Danne D:

Woooooooooooo! I won powerball!

  Wed. 11/28/12 11:10pm sweet cheri:

evan i was doing both, listening & commenting but i did'nt hear the announcement. sorry about that evan. i think that's great!
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:10pm Danne D:

@justsheano agreed me neither :/
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:10pm Pine:

Hey folks, too busy to post but listening
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:10pm G:

Danne won $4, after buying $20 worth of tickets :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:11pm Joe E:

im calling................
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:12pm Uncle Michael:

This song has a Madman Across The Water thing going on.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:13pm sweet cheri:

hiya julie, happy holidays. my congrats danne!! night for real evan,julie & danne.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:14pm Joe E:

  Wed. 11/28/12 11:15pm Joe E:

sorry but I'm a long lasting W. Eric Fan. :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:17pm Uncle Michael:

Read the Wreckless Eric portion of Will Burch's Ian Dury biography just last night.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:18pm Dave Edmunds:

I know you're callin', but I can't pick up
I know you're callin', when you givin' up?
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:19pm Danne D:

LOL G, pretty much
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:21pm G:

Try rolling for a 6 :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:21pm steve:

hmm, sounds a lot like Camera Obscura
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:25pm Mark:

wow this infinity people one is super cool
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:26pm dnavs33:

Oh yeah!
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:29pm V:

I always thought V is for virginity
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:34pm Julie:

wooo I love this comp..and this song
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:34pm Pine:

Just saw the news story "NYC celebrates day without violent crime" nice one :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 11:35pm efd:

Julie I did notice you've written a lot of numbers on the white tape!
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:35pm Pine:

Killings down 23% !!
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:39pm SteveL:

Pine: How's yer rice?
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:41pm Danne D:

  Wed. 11/28/12 11:41pm Uncle Michael:

Harry Harrison! So much smarm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 11:41pm efd:

Wait a minute, I never knew that you got a copy of the program if your song was chosen! [starts time machine]
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:42pm Pine:

The rice diet is going great, I'm eating better than I have in years :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 11:42pm efd:

  Wed. 11/28/12 11:42pm SteveL:

There is no such thing as an unhappy "how do you do."
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:43pm SteveL:

Anything is good with rice. Pretty much, at least.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:43pm Julie:

sing it mama cass
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:43pm G:

Michael counters that there is such a thing as a smarmy how do you do :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:44pm Uncle Michael:

@efd...dissing? He was the best at smarm ever. I have a whole collection of The In Sound in my library. Love it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 11:45pm efd:

OK Uncle Michael, I'm standing down. :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:46pm sweet cheri:

evan i just want to say thnx for the great tunes tonight and looking forward to the funky christmas show!
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:46pm Uncle Michael:

I *don't* have this Cass episode. :(
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:46pm Barkevious Shabazz:

I'll take the Mugwumps.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:46pm steve:

presented by the army... wow
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:47pm G:

they'll pay you *while* you study!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:49pm SteveL:

An amazingly conversational interviewer. Guessing Phil Hartman also had a set of The In Sound.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:50pm steve:

i gotta get that Infinity People record
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:52pm Droll:

Steve, I believe that's "Today's Action Army", not to be confused with the socialist army paying people to go to college.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:53pm Uncle Michael:

If you listen to enough of them it begins to dawn that a staffer did the interviews and Harry re-dubbed the questions and that he had no contact with the artists. Anyway, that's my theory.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:53pm Droll:

"Socialist-Intellectual Army", that is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/28/12 11:54pm efd:

@Uncle Michael I support that theory, although that Mama Cass one actually sounded like they might have been in the same room.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:57pm G:

re subsonics: cake with an upper crust?
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:57pm Uncle Michael:

I won't disagree since it's the first time I heard that one. Though it still sounds like a "phoner" to me...so I don't know about the same room.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:57pm Andrew Waterloo:

wasn't there once-sided interview records released by the labels at one point?
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:57pm Uncle Michael:

Is this Highway Star by Deep Purple?
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:57pm Danne D:

LOL G - well "6" was the powerball
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:58pm SteveL:

Do other interviewees respond to Harry by name? (I do not challenge the pre-interview theory directly)
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:58pm Uncle Michael:

Andrew, yes...there was just one put up on Beware of the Blog recently.
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:59pm Danne D:

Thanks for a great show EFD :)
Good night everyone :)
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:59pm Deep Purple:

Nobody gonna take my world, I'm gonna race it to the ground
  Wed. 11/28/12 11:59pm Uncle Michael:

Yes Steve they do...some to the point of practically goofing on it.
  Thu. 11/29/12 12:00am Uncle Michael:

Harry was a very big deal as a jock for WABC so they would all have known who he was.
  Thu. 11/29/12 12:01am Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the great tunes efd!
  Fri. 11/30/12 12:30pm Cal Zone!:

Great show EFD! One of the best in a while! Like the variety!
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