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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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A memento for our friend Bob Rixon, RIP.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
heavy metal kids  rock 'n' roll man   Options s/t  atco  1974      0:00:00 ()
agent orange  everything turns grey   Options living in darkness  posh boy  1981      0:07:21 ()
cuts  do the sleeper   Options s/t  birdman  2004      0:09:16 ()
the laureates  don't lose your cool   Options spells  funambulist  2011  My #1 album of 2011!    0:12:17 ()
spires  live at the ghost park   Options eternal yeah  artificial lignt      *   0:15:02 ()
korova milk bar  downtown beirut (x-city)   Options super sonic death trip ep  kmm  1988      0:17:43 ()
the clash  what's my name   Options s/t  cbs  1977      0:20:42 ()
60 ft dolls  british racing green   Options supernatural joy  dgc  1996      0:22:14 ()
casey kasem  american top 40   Options american top 40  watermark  1981      0:32:51 ()
grover washington jr.  just the two of us   Options american top 40  watermark  1981      0:33:45 ()
casey kasem  mic break   Options american top 40  watermark  1981      0:36:41 ()
sheena easton  morning train   Options american top 40  watermark  1981      0:38:51 ()
casey kasem  american top 40 outro   Options american top 40  watermark  1981      0:41:59 ()
unknown  shuckatoom theme from american top 40   Options american top 40  watermark  1981      0:43:46 ()
the baseball project  pascual on the perimeter   Options 3rd  noperoc      *   0:44:37 ()
denney and the jets  bye bye queenie   Options mexican coke  burger / limited fanfare      *   0:47:42 ()
celia & the mutations  mony mony   Options 7"  ua  1977      0:51:14 ()
lenz  frozen touch   Options 7"  volar      *   0:54:22 ()
smart boys  a different world now   Options 7"  matador      *   1:06:33 ()
bok bok  come back to me   Options 7"  captured tracks    orig 1980; new vinyl reissue  *   1:09:43 ()
sonic avenues  wasted summer   Options mistakes  dirtnap      *   1:12:33 ()
the real kids  got it made   Options 12" ep  ace of hearts    playing at the Bell House on Friday May 23 with the Woggles and The Semi-Colons (? And The Mysterians without ?, so why they don't just call themselves the Mysterians is anyone's guess)  *   1:15:20 ()
doug gillard  ready for death   Options parade on  nine mile      *   1:18:30 ()
the both  volunteers of america   Options s/t  superego records      *   1:28:29 ()
violent past  the coming insurrection   Options split 7" with sudden death of stars  violent past      *   1:32:38 ()
split single  oceans wide   Options monolith cd ep  split single      *   1:36:45 ()
klaus johann grobe  wir zwei   Options im sinne der zeit  trouble in mind      *   1:39:58 ()
spoonie gee  the big beat   Options 7"  tuff city  1983  playing with Trouble Funk at B.B. King's this coming Saturday!    1:45:24 ()
cheveu  johnny hurry up   Options bum  born bad      *   1:49:16 ()
woods  with light and with love   Options with light and with love  woodsist      *   2:05:24 ()
the cars  all mixed up   Options s/t  elektra  1978      2:14:27 ()
1-800-band  make a comeback   Options diver blue 12" ep  almost ready      *   2:18:27 ()
the split squad  feel the same about you   Options now hear this...  split squad      *   2:22:42 ()
lecherous gaze  new distortion   Options zeta reticuli blues  tee pee      *   2:30:54 ()
the spits  halloween fun   Options kill the kool  in the red      *   2:36:14 ()
blow up  teenage news   Options teenage news 1976-1980  polar      *   2:36:26 ()
real estate  april's song   Options atlas  domino      *   2:39:21 ()
should  mistakes are mine   Options the great pretend  words on music      *   2:42:33 ()
the sufis  the end   Options inventions  burger  2013      2:47:11 ()
thomas edisun's electric light bulb band  red day   Options the red day album  gear fab    orig late '60s; new CD reissue  *   2:49:24 ()
ice cream mission to mars  sci fi cafe   Options s/t  toy moon      *   2:52:53 ()
royal headache  stand and stare   Options 7"  matador      *   2:55:17 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 5/14/14 9:02pm grass mother:

Robert Plantian vocal repetition right there
  Wed. 5/14/14 9:05pm will:

This band's name was the first actual use of the term "heavy metal" (little known fact).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:06pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:09pm Stevel:

I missed Agent Orange when they came through last year. I hear I made a mistake.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 9:11pm Whooda:

The blow-up toy on the playlist's New Jersey graphic is showing an exposed nipple. hehe
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 9:16pm Lonely Planet Boy:

did Heavy Metal Kids borrow their name from Rundgren's song?
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 9:16pm Holly in NC:

Good evening efd and all other friends! Am listening.
  Wed. 5/14/14 9:16pm Subway Series Mikey:

Rock me efd. Great bands in the offering?
  Wed. 5/14/14 9:20pm Andrew Fetter:

Evening Evan and fellow listeners. Funny, I was just thinking this was a real "horrorshow" set so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:22pm Uncle Michael:

Maybe we'll here some beloved Ludwig Van.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:24pm Uncle Michael:

I think this band has listened to the Mats.
  Wed. 5/14/14 9:26pm ?:

Uncle Michael, thanks for hipping me to Free Fall. You mentioned it was a efd fave. Great record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:27pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, thank efd!
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 9:28pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Yes, I should; thanks efd!
  Wed. 5/14/14 9:32pm Holly in NC:

Listening while hanging w dogs running wild and free on a golf course, which sounds awful until you realize golf course sans humans is best dog playground ever. These labs especially like all the water.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:33pm Uncle Michael:

I'm craving Scooby Snacks.
  Wed. 5/14/14 9:35pm Holly in NC:

Android cutting off comments is really p*ssing me off.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 9:37pm Loretta:

hi Evan & fellow listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:39pm Uncle Michael:

I don't understand what's happening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 9:40pm efd:

Sheena Easton is taking the morning train, that's what!
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 9:40pm Whooda:

I had to Wiki Sheena Easton, the name was familiar but couldn't (and still don't) recognize the face, or voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:41pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 9:41pm efd:

Hi Loretta, will, Lonely Planet Boy, Holly, Uncle Michael, grass mother, Whoda, Stevel, Subway Series Mikey, and all lurkers! Thanks for tuning in everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:42pm Parq:

Whooda, you're not missing anything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Casey Kasem still missing?
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 9:42pm Whooda:

Is Casey Kasem still being held hostage to gold-digging family members?
  Wed. 5/14/14 9:43pm colm:

The letter u and the numeral 2
  Wed. 5/14/14 9:44pm Andrew Fetter:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:47pm Uncle Michael:

Listerine ain't always kind?
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 9:49pm Whooda:

Casey's Scooby Doo mystery villains
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 9:55pm Uncle Michael:

Casey needs those meddling kids...now more than ever.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 9:57pm Whooda:

@Uncle Michael :)
  Wed. 5/14/14 9:58pm Holly in NC:

Android just ate my entire last (short) comment, not a fan of how update works w my phone. Assuming my phone is problem, is there way I can switch back to old app?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 10:09pm efd:

sorry Holly, I have no idea. I'd suggest contacting Station Mgr Ken to let him know about the problems you're having.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 10:11pm Uncle Michael:

All archives have been off by a day in the latest version of the Android app for me, since its release.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:11pm Holly in NC:

Oh hey finally here for real on trusty laptop!
Lost comment = I am actually worried about ignorant small-minded grifter kinda total a*hole casey k.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 10:16pm efd:

UM, I'd let Ken know about that as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 10:18pm Uncle Michael:

Good idea.

Anyone else with the Android app seeing that phenomenon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 10:20pm Alex of Chicago:

I hadn't noticed, but haven't hit the archives in a bit. Overall, the appearance is much improved. And playback has seemed more stable, but that's just my impression. Hope they add the ability to login in the future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 10:21pm Alex of Chicago:

Navigating to a particular spot in an archived show is also better, especially those 3 hour shows. ;)
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:22pm Droll:

Last week at lunch someone told me they were getting rid of their Android because they were so frustrated with (bad) updates being crammed down their throat.

By way of comparison, I listened to UM swear at the FCC flawlessly from the archives just this afternoon on my iPhone (which has a pitifully small screen and it's own software treadmill)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 10:22pm Uncle Michael:

I'd love it if someone could check. For example, on two different devices, any archives from earlier today are all listed as being from May 13.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 10:23pm Uncle Michael:

Dorry about that, Droll. I should be nicer to the FCC.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:25pm Whooda:

You better be nice to the FCC Uncle Michael, no doubt they have an order for millions of rounds of ammunition, just like the FDA and Dept. of Education.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:26pm Holly in NC:

@UM, yes - and many other issues. NOT a fan of update, and @Alex I've had exact opposite experience re play back (so bad that I mostly listen on tunein radio ) - but again I start w assumption that problem is my phone, as seems we all are having wildly variant experiences. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, fwiw. Which generally rocks, esp. for a free phone! :-)
  Wed. 5/14/14 10:26pm Ryan Howard:

EFD, don't front!
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:28pm Holly in NC:

Social Media Airhorn needs a tranq.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:29pm Whooda:

The airhorn sounds like it's done too much toot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 10:34pm Uncle Michael:

I'm happy with the update. There's just that pesky date thing. I'd love it if the next version could rotate to landscape mode.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:44pm Holly in NC:

@UM- plus 10 re landscape mode request!
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:46pm TroubleInMind:

Hey EFD - the Klaus Johann Grobe album is called "Im Sinne der Zeit", not s/t
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 10:47pm efd:

oh, whoops! Thanks! I just assumed... you know...
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:51pm TroubleInMind:

...you mean because we release so many awesome debuts from stellar unknown artists?
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:51pm TroubleInMind:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 10:53pm efd:

that are self-titled, yes!
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:53pm Holly in NC:

@TroubleInMind -
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:55pm Holly in NC:

Oh! And Spoonie Gee playing with Trouble Funk this weekend??!!

Holy most excellent crap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 10:59pm Uncle Michael:

I'm sticking a fork in this day. It's been a groove Thanks, Evan and goodnight one and all.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 10:59pm Droll:

. o O ( The "Ticket" was a bit flat this week )
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 11:00pm Droll:

UM, Goodnight, and watch your mouth! You know I have fragile virgin ears that can't handle obscenity. That's why I stick to broadcast radio.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 11:00pm Whooda:

Sweet dream UM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 11:02pm osvi:

Got tickets for that Tyvek show in Sacramento tomorrow, Evan?
  Wed. 5/14/14 11:04pm AzulLunitta:

What is the address at sunset park?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 11:10pm efd:

It's 39th St and 1st Ave - I don't have a street number, it just says Industry City Secret Party Cove. Hopefully it'll be somewhat obvious once you get to that corner?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 11:11pm efd:

Droll, noted the same thing myself! :)

osvi, still working on a national ticket giveaway system!
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 11:17pm Holly in NC:

The new Woods lp is really good ...
as is this old Cars lp. xo
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 11:17pm Roberto:

A perfect final track for one of the most perfect pop albums of all time.
Avatar Wed. 5/14/14 11:21pm Holly in NC:

@Roberto - isn't it [Cars lp] excellent? I agree wholeheartedly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 11:22pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I'd like to get my hands on one of those national tickets. I'm interested in attending Bolivia some night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 11:23pm efd:

I'm really happy to have a promo copy of that Cars LP that separates out all the tracks... makes it easy to play "All Mixed Up" without also getting the end of "Moving In Stereo!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 11:23pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

This 1-800-band is the best thing the Cars never did.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 5/14/14 11:26pm Roberto:

Indeed, Holly. I didn't really discover the full album until a few years after its release. My brother had it on cassette and once I started listening I couldn't stop.
  Wed. 5/14/14 11:51pm P-90:

Thomas Edisun rediscovery in progress
courtesy of WFMU
  Wed. 5/14/14 11:52pm Eddy in Australia:

Great show as usual, Evan. Thanks for turning me onto the Bok Bok single. Now that I've seen the original cover on Discogs, I'm sure I flipped past it more than a few times at record shops/fairs. Grrrrr!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/14/14 11:53pm efd:

Eddy, I know! Not something that would have immediately caught my eye without knowing who was involved.

P-90, yeah, that album's pretty great! Never heard it before the reissue.
  Wed. 5/14/14 11:57pm Eddy in Australia:

@EFD: Shogun announced the Royal Headache split this week. Second album will still be released, though.
  Wed. 5/14/14 11:57pm P-90:

@ efd: and how many radio stations would you guess are giving it exposure, like it's getting here?

Exemplary show tonight, great
Trouser Press party last week!

And let's all beam some good vibes to Casey Kasem, wherever he may be...
Avatar Thu. 5/15/14 12:00am Droll:

In the 80's was in a (series of) bands with the Ice Cream Mission to Mars guy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/15/14 12:00am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Thanks, Evan. Nice end to a long day.
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