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Options January 1, 2014: BEST OF 2013! (updated - now includes cover art and Bubbling Under singles and albums)

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Favorite REISSUES of 2013
paley brothers  boomerang   Options the complete recordings  real gone music 
my #10 reissue/collection of 2013!
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protex  night of action   Options strange obsessions  sing sing 
my #9 reissue/collection of 2013!
0:02:40 (Pop‑up)
pinnacle  assasin   Options assasin  sleuth 
my #8 reissue/collection of 2013
0:06:00 (Pop‑up)
shadowy men on a shadowy planet  shake some evil   Options savvy show stoppers  mammoth cave 
my #7 reissue/collection of 2013
(released in 2012, a late arrival to WFMU)
0:11:23 (Pop‑up)
epicycle  radical attitude   Options you're not gonna get it: 1978-'81  hozac 
my #6 reissue/collection of 2013
0:22:43 (Pop‑up)
rodion g.a.  alpha centauri   Options the lost tapes  strut 
my #5 reissue/collection of 2013
0:25:16 (Pop‑up)
the dentists  tangerine   Options some people are on the pitch they think it's all over it is now  trouble in mind 
my #4 reissue/collection of 2013
0:29:48 (Pop‑up)
giorgio  son of my father (part 1)   Options schlagerrmoroder vol 1: 1966-1975  repertoire 
my #3 reissue/collection of 2013
0:33:04 (Pop‑up)
dust  chasin' ladies   Options hard attack/dust  legacy 
my #2 reissue/collection of 2013
0:42:12 (Pop‑up)
the jook  aggravation place   Options jook rule  sing sing 
My #1 reissue/collection of 2013!
0:45:30 (Pop‑up)
Favorite SINGLES/EPs of 2013
  Bubbling Under!
20. "Ragnaraak" - Verma (HoZac)
19. Mike Krol - Trust Fund EP (Counter Counter Culture)
18. Real Numbers - Only Two Can Play EP (Three Dimensional)
17. "Knock Knock Knock" - Twerps (Chapter)
16. "Zanadu" - Tranzistors (UFO Factory / Beehive)
15. "C'mon Girl" - Nothing People (S-S)
14. "La Fille De La Ligne 15" - The Limiñanas (Trouble In Mind)
13. "Creep The Creeps" - Kids On A Crime Spree (Slumberland)
12. Various Artists - Record Store Day split 7" (Trouble In Mind)
11. "Your Mind Is A Disco" - Hank IV (Holy Mountain)
tommy keene  back to zero now   Options 7"  12xu 
my #10 single/EP of 2013
0:52:11 (Pop‑up)
east link  wild dog   Options 7"  aarght 
my #9 single/EP of 2013
0:54:50 (Pop‑up)
dry bonnet  do it clean   Options hey you 7"  replay 
my #8 single/EP of 2013
0:59:50 (Pop‑up)
zero boys  detroit boys   Options pro dirt 7" ep  1-2-3-4-go! 
my #7 single/EP of 2013
1:05:49 (Pop‑up)
soda fraise  ca baigne dans l'huile   Options 7"  sing sing 
my #6 single/EP of 2013
1:07:33 (Pop‑up)
proto idiot  you're wrong   Options 7"  trouble in mind 
my #5 single/EP of 2013
1:10:31 (Pop‑up)
heavy times  bath salts   Options i'm single 7" ep  hozac 
my #4 single/EP of 2013
1:20:03 (Pop‑up)
gap dream  peter's brother   Options chill spot 7"  burger 
my #3 single/EP of 2013
1:22:38 (Pop‑up)
the big believe  let's pretend we're spies (feat. Faye Hunter)   Options 7"  loud reminders 
my #2 single/EP of 2013
1:26:25 (Pop‑up)
john foxx & the belbury circle  empty avenues   Options empty avenues cd ep  ghost box 
My #1 single/EP of 2013!
1:32:59 (Pop‑up)
Favorite various artist COMPILATIONS of 2013
gable reed  who's been warming my oven   Options va-the south side of soul street  omnivore 
my #10 compilation of 2013
1:38:42 (Pop‑up)
liaisons dangereuses  etre assis ou danser   Options va-trevor jackson presents metal dance 2  strut 
my #9 compilation of 2013
1:41:16 (Pop‑up)
the original soul patrol  soul patrol   Options va-the world needs changing: street funk & jazz grooves 1967-1976  bgp 
my #8 compilation of 2013
1:44:15 (Pop‑up)
too much  silex pistols   Options va-je suis punk: the very best of european punksploitation   
my #7 compilation of 2013
1:51:43 (Pop‑up)
jamo thomas & his party orchestra  i spy (for the fbi)   Options va-the twisted wheel: brazennose & whitworth street, manchester 1963-71  charly 
my #6 compilation of 2013
1:54:54 (Pop‑up)
warm soda  i'm waiting for the man   Options va-the velvet underground and nico  castle face 
my #5 compilation of 2013
(late 2012 release)
1:57:25 (Pop‑up)
massacre  killing time   Options va-change the beat: the celluloid records story  strut 
my #4 compilation of 2013
2:03:25 (Pop‑up)
the randoms  let's get rid of new york   Options va-punk 45: kill the hippies! kill yourself!  soul jazz 
my #3 compilation of 2013
2:06:09 (Pop‑up)
the jerms  green door   Options va-alice in wonderland and other rainy day girls  charly 
my #2 compilation of 2013
2:08:14 (Pop‑up)
la maison  critical situation   Options va-mutazione: italian electronic & new wave underground 1980-1988  strut 
My #1 compilation of 2013!
2:14:09 (Pop‑up)
Favorite ALBUMS of 2013
  Bubbling Under!
30. Warm Soda - s/t (Castle Face)
29. TV Ghost - Disconnect (In The Red)
28. The Go - Fiesta (Burger)
27. White Fence - Cyclops Reap (Castle Face)
26. Games - s/t (HoZac)
25. Pete Galub - Candy Tears (Dove & Pigeon)
24. Jonathan Rado - Law And Order (Woodsist)
23. Hookworms - Pearl Mystic (Gringo)
22. White Hills - So You Are...So You'll Be (Thrill Jockey)
21. The Fallen Leaves - If Only We'd Known (Parliament)
20. Wimps - Repeat (End Of Time)
19. Guadalupe Plata - s/t (Everlasting)
18. Lloyd Cole - Standards (Tapete)
17. Burnt Ones - You'll Never Walk Alone (Burger)
16. Persian Claws - s/t (Musica Para Locos)
15. Obits - Bed & Bugs (Sub Pop)
14. Yo La Tengo - Fade (Matador)
13. Mmoss - Only Children (Trouble In Mind)
12. Hammered Satin - Glamorama (Burger)
11. The Split Squad - Now Hear This... (self-released)
the limiñanas  my black sabbath   Options costa blanca  trouble in mind 
my #10 album of 2013
2:18:31 (Pop‑up)
hot lunch  handy denny   Options s/t  who can you trust? 
my #9 album of 2013
2:21:34 (Pop‑up)
the wrong words  ...and it's not so pretty   Options everything is free  trouble in mind 
my #8 album of 2013
2:25:17 (Pop‑up)
wax idols  stare back   Options discipline + desire  slumberland 
my #7 album of 2013
2:30:36 (Pop‑up)
valley lodge  go   Options use your weapons  explosive 
my #6 album of 2013
2:33:35 (Pop‑up)
jacco gardner  clear the air   Options cabinet of curiosities  trouble in mind 
my #5 album of 2013
2:37:45 (Pop‑up)
don cavalli  garden of love   Options temperamental  a rag / because music 
my #4 album of 2013
2:44:18 (Pop‑up)
omd  the future will be silent   Options english electric  bmg 
my #3 album of 2013
2:46:49 (Pop‑up)
gap dream  shine your light   Options shine your light  burger 
my #2 album of 2013
2:49:33 (Pop‑up)
free fall  world domination   Options power & volume  nuclear blast 
My #1 album of 2013!
2:55:14 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Send in the Funk!
  Swag For Life Member 9:02pm 12539:

Avatar 9:05pm Holly in NC:

Happy New Year, efd & all! Looking forward to a super fun night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 9:07pm Holly in NC:

Pinnacle's 'assasin' is so great.
  9:09pm JakeGould:

Hey Evan! Happy Snowpocalypse!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Stevel:

Big night. Snowing. Bring it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm fleep:

Hey there, EFD, looks like wall to wall treats this evening. HNY Funkateers.
  9:12pm JakeGould:

This “Shadowy Men…” is hella old.
Avatar 9:13pm Holly in NC:

fleep! New carnivorous sex-mad killing machine avatar! ;-)
Avatar 9:13pm Richard from Venezuela:

Happy 2014 to Evan and all the listeners. I just heard the last michael monroe's record. A solid release.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"I will crush your head," from the tennis ladder sketch from Kids In The Hall is one I'll always remember.
Avatar 9:21pm Droll:

Carnivorous sex? Mad killing? Machine avatar? I want to see what Holly sees!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm fleep:

fleep tosses Holly a fish .....,....,.><>
Avatar 9:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...we *are* the Daves you know you know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm BDR:

Re: KITH - was all new material? My apologies if I misheard what you said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm efd:

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for joining me on this holiday night - I'll try to make it worth your while! Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Stevel:

Are you telling me there's never been a band named "Carnivorous Sex"?

[debating merits of said moniker and its powers for good and evil.]
Avatar 9:26pm Joe B:

Happy new year efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Stevel:

Who the hell were Rodion G.A., and why do I not know about them? WHY?!
Avatar 9:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...2013 was really my 1st year tuning into FMU & plaguing it's boards
- & - I have not the words for efd & All who've brought me so very much Music, Culture & Community. It's what it's all about mahhn - Thank You. HNY.
  Swag For Life Member 9:28pm Lonely Planet Boy:

First heard of Rodion in 2013, so it wasn't too bad of a year.
Avatar 9:30pm Holly in NC:

@stevel - aquarius records had a decent writeup www.aquariusrecords.org...
Avatar 9:32pm nanantatee:

love love love it!
Avatar 9:32pm Holly in NC:

efd, thank you for noting the Dentists, this reissue hasn't been getting the love it deserves (imho). And I love everyrthing else you've played as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Uncle Michael:

I knew Giorgio would make the cut.
Avatar 9:33pm Dave B:

Avatar 9:34pm nanantatee:

i knew about the strawberries but not the tangerines
Avatar 9:36pm Holly in NC:

@nanantatee - :-)
Avatar 9:39pm Joe B:

dentists, that is a great one. Missed that LP back in the day
  9:40pm ADL:

"Regular listeners will know..." Very few of the listeners here are what I'd call regular.
  9:41pm john:

Not that I'm really a fan or anything, but it was the most important football match in English history: the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley, after which the sun set on English soccer as well.
  9:41pm Eddy in Australia:

The 1966 World Cup final - the most important match in English football history!
  9:42pm Eddy in Australia:

Welcome back, Evan. Happy New Year to you and all the listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm efd:

Alright, alright!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm fleep:

More fiber takes care of that.
Avatar 9:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...coffee & walking everywhere yeah...
  Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Lonely Planet Boy:

had not heard The Jook until '13. So '13 even better.
Avatar 9:49pm Holly in NC:

In a perfect world, there'd be 2 more slots for efd-friendly reissues, to include Chance's 'In Season' and Sweet Madness's 'Made in Spokane'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Stevel:

RRN63: Right on, re the great debt owed to efd and, I might say, Joe B. Two wonderful DJ's who are, dare I say, loved well by their listeners for all they do.

[Ho, ho, ho, Auld Lang Syne, etc.]
  Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Lonely Planet Boy:

re-issue countdown is a good shopping list :)
Avatar 9:56pm Holly in NC:

I so love this 7'' (east link)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Paul Bruno filled in for Terre T last Saturday and had a 2013 best-of show - www.wfmu.org...
  10:00pm JakeGould:

Wow, this version of “Do It Clean” is great. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Stevel:

I heartily second the Paul Bruno fill in. (and any Mike Sin appearance) And HOW BOUT that Ira The K fill in last week? Very nice stuff.
Avatar 10:04pm Holly in NC:

@Stevel - Third all of above, also any Nate the K fill in!
Avatar 10:11pm Holly in NC:

Confused - why does this super soda fraise not count as a reissue?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm efd:

Because it's a 7" -- arbitrary, I admit, but that's just the way I do it.
  10:12pm JakeGould:

Holly, is the musical law being broken?
  10:13pm PB:

This Proto Idiot sounds like a lot of those old NZ bands that recorded on Flying Nun back in the day.
Avatar 10:13pm Holly in NC:

@JakeGould - this is efd's world, his word is law!
  10:14pm JakeGould:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm Stevel:

All hail efd, and his infinite, gentle wisdom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15pm Stevel:

Are Zero Boys touring?
  Swag For Life Member 10:16pm 12539:

"ca baigne dans l'huile" means things are going well.
Avatar 10:17pm Holly in NC:

Frontier's "and more" includes Thin White Rope, among others. Lisa Fancher is so cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm Julie:

Happy Funkin' New Year, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm Uncle Michael:

Man, I loved Thin White Rope way back when.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm Stevel:

Why do I think this will not be the only Gap Dream appearance?

GD is a very dynamic musical operation. Loved the seamless set a few months back.
  10:24pm earrie:

Literally 'that bathes in oil' (?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm efd:

Joe B, if you're still out there, let's include "may the DJ before you never set the default search engine to Wikipedia" in your Harry Harrison poem next year.
  10:25pm earrie:

Or 'swimming in grease' ?

Tout baigne dans l'huile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29pm Uncle Michael:

Harry Harrison *poem*?
Avatar 10:30pm Holly in NC:

Is there *any* way to purchase The Big Believe other than itunes? I don't do itunes.
Avatar 10:35pm steve:

Empty Avenues, GREAT choice. the Pye Corner Audio remix is amazing too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35pm efd:

Amanda, I'm not sure - I'll see what I can find out.
Avatar 10:35pm Droll:

Holly, Just pay your entertainment re-distribution fee to Apple, it's the 2014 way.
Avatar 10:35pm Loretta:

Happy New Year!!!!!! Evan, I'm enjoying the show immensely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36pm fleep:

Production on Empty Avenues is just great, the sound jumps out at you.
Avatar 10:36pm Holly in NC:

xo Empty Avenues xo

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm Julie:

Holly are you wearing your Amanda hat again?
  Swag For Life Member 10:37pm 12539:

Holly: vinyl from www.thebigbelieve.com...
  10:38pm Eddy in Australia:

+1 on Holly (aka Amanda!)'s request for The Big Believe. A 7" would be great.
  10:39pm Eddy in Australia:

Done! Thanks, 12539
  Swag For Life Member 10:39pm 12539:

Hollyamanda: That URL came out weird, but there's a button on the Big Beieve site.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm efd:

sorry Holly, I was thinking of Amanda from The Big Believe when I was typing (and I wasn't paying attention to what I was writing!).
Avatar 10:45pm Droll:

[dinner interruption to comment on industrial music]
[back to dinner]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47pm efd:

Michael, to belatedly answer your question - Joe B was talking on his show about collaborating with Dave The Spazz on an updated/WFMU-centric version of Harry Harrison's traditional Xmas/year-end blessings. Maybe not a poem exactly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50pm Uncle Michael:

I didn't grow up in Harry's listening area so my awareness of him doesn't include the blessings. I'm sad.
Avatar 10:51pm Holly in NC:

Thank you 12539!
Hi Julie!
In the alternate Hollyamanda world where efd has more time & longer lists, I'd add Gino & the Goons 'Oh Yeah' 7'' & Lazy's 'Don't Die' 7''. Actually the song 'Don't Die' is meh, but the b-side, 'Soft Sheets' is AWESOME. Which makes me think of meh lps that have 1 great song, such as Gringo Star's Floating Out to See ('100 miles' = the 1 great song). And then there's a very good but not great lp with a brilliant song about lobster, and Boston, anong other things (White Mystery's 'Fun Times', on their Telepath lp)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

My Department Of Suggestions wants me to pass this on - Can you make tonight's songs a 2014 Marathon premium?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01pm Uncle Michael:

I'm enjoying the countdown, efd. I'm going to kill the lights and see how much of the last hour I can stay awake for. I'll have to catch the tail on the archive. Thanks for the show. Night all.
Avatar 11:01pm Joe B:

ha! that is a good one evan. i think I gotta do that next year. I have been threatening to do it for years. maybe I already did it and forgot
Avatar 11:11pm neelc13:

Great show as always, Evan.

Happy new year
Avatar 11:14pm Holly in NC:

"Flash of the Moment" is indeed 1 of the best songs ever
Avatar 11:16pm neelc13:

I'm probably the only one who let out a hearty chuckle when efd said "Jerms with a J"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19pm efd:

I think I just said "Costa Brava" instead of Costa Blanca.
Avatar 11:23pm Droll:

If the "Hot Lunch" sound becomes standard equipment in 2014, let me be the first to call 2014 an overdue renaissance.
Avatar 11:25pm Holly in NC:

efd, I'd forgotten about Hot Lunch, thank you ever so much for reminding me!!
Avatar 11:26pm bothered selection:

Am glad to see the kids still have good tasted in music. The new year isn't doomed after all. Heroic effort DJ Even "Funk" Davies.
Avatar 11:27pm Callieflower:

Happy New Year, everybody! I accidentally fell asleep before the show started!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32pm Stevel:

I really, really want to see Wax Idols.

www.youtube.com... Live "Stare Back" Not great audio or vid, but a straight cut of the tune. Intense? Yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32pm efd:

Hi Callie! Glad you got here before it was all over!

And greetings, thanks, and happy new year to everyone commenting and everyone listening - I really appreciate it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm Fuzzy:

Always dig listening Wed. nights 9 to midnight -- looking forward to more Totally Funkin' Awesome tunes in 2014!
  11:36pm RCinMT:

Well, now I'm dying to know what got bumped out of #10 best album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37pm efd:

RC, check this page tomorrow for the Bubbling Under lists! :D
Avatar 11:38pm Droll:

Mellotron... but this is 2014!
Avatar 11:41pm Holly in NC:

@droll, I am 100% sure we will here another lp heavy on the mellotron before this show is over ;-)
Avatar 11:41pm Holly in NC:

HEAR. I am so tired, sorry.
Avatar 11:44pm Callieflower:

Now to spend the first part of 2014 catching up on great albums I missed from 2013! Thanks for catching me up, Evan :)
Avatar 11:44pm Holly in NC:

And here it is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44pm Stevel:

"Heavy on the Mellotron, bartender."
  11:46pm Eddy in Australia:

Gap Dream for the repeat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47pm efd:

Now for many of you, the #2 LP is going to basically give away the #1 LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48pm efd:

Just cued up the #2 album and had a brief twinge of regret for not making it #1.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49pm Stevel:

OMD produced a wonderful album. No qualifiers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50pm Stevel:

I'm surprised at #2 and I understand the twinge, but this was a tough year.
Avatar 11:52pm Droll:

Stairway to Heaven deserves to be first! GD can try again next year...
Avatar 11:52pm Holly in NC:

Well now I'm uncertain about #1, actually. I have 1 guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52pm efd:

This album is so great, but I can't deny that something about the #1 album just grabs me a certain way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm Stevel:

"And now, at the top of the charts, grabbing us in that certain way..."
Avatar 11:55pm Holly in NC:

Oh! I was soo wrong!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56pm efd:

what were you expecting, Holly?
  Swag For Life Member 11:57pm 12539:

Thanks for a great year of programming, efd.
Avatar 11:57pm Chris M.:

free fall is on my best of list too and i believe i first heard them on this excellent program. thanks efd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm efd:

Hey Chris! You're welcome, and you're welcome too 12539. Thanks for listening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm Stevel:

Yes Holly...??
Avatar 11:59pm Droll:

#1 is grabbing me in that AC/DC way. EFD is sooooo predictable!
[which is why I tune in regularly]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59pm Stevel:

That is still an amazing scream.
Avatar 12:00am Holly in NC:

E. pecting nothing after Gap Dream shock, but thought maybe Mantles? Also *I* really like Shocked Minds, Black Hollies, Endless Boogie & White Fence, but knew they wouldn't be your #1. And Pink Noise! And Life Stinks!
Avatar 12:00am Callieflower:

Okay, that song is really fun
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