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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 8, 2015: Celebrating WHTG/FM 106.3, part 2: More rock, less talk!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
dumptruck  going nowhere   Options for the country  big time  1987  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
supergrass  caught by the fuzz   Options i should coco  capitol    0:04:12 (Pop‑up)
drivin' & cryin'  honeysuckle blue   Options mystery road  island  1989  0:04:56 (Pop‑up)
flop  a. wylie   Options whenever you're ready      0:09:52 (Pop‑up)
danielle dax  cat house   Options dark adapted eye  sire  1988  0:12:13 (Pop‑up)
ash  girl from mars   Options 1977  infectious  1996  0:15:37 (Pop‑up)
frozen ghost  should i see   Options s/t  atlantic  1987  0:27:11 (Pop‑up)
jon astley  jane's getting serious   Options everyone loves the pilot (except the crew)  atlantic    0:30:55 (Pop‑up)
grace pool  awake with the rain   Options s/t  reprise  1988  0:35:09 (Pop‑up)
gutterball  trial separation blues   Options s/t  mute  1993  0:39:36 (Pop‑up)
the long ryders  gun-slinging man   Options two fisted tales  island  1987  0:43:09 (Pop‑up)
parthenon huxley  double our numbers   Options sunny nights  columbia    0:50:19 (Pop‑up)
the mighty lemon drops  inside out   Options world without end  sire  1988  0:54:19 (Pop‑up)
private sector  she thinks the world spins around her   Options the darkness burning bright  rose hill  1987  0:58:04 (Pop‑up)
senseless things  everybody's gone   Options the first of too many  epic  1991  1:03:13 (Pop‑up)
something happens  hello, hello, hello, hello, hello (petrol)   Options stuck together with god's glue  charisma  1990  1:06:08 (Pop‑up)
sixtieth parallel  over and over   Options into bliss  dr. dream  1988  1:15:13 (Pop‑up)
the triffids  kelly's blues   Options calenture  island  1987  1:19:48 (Pop‑up)
It's Immaterial  driving away from home (jim's tune)   Options life's hard and then you die  a&m  1987  1:24:09 (Pop‑up)
the ocean blue  between something and nothing   Options s/t  sire  1989  1:28:22 (Pop‑up)
lloyd cole  she's a girl and i'm a man   Options don't get weird on me, babe  capitol  1991  1:32:23 (Pop‑up)
top  number one dominator   Options emotion lotion  island  1991  1:43:58 (Pop‑up)
rock and hyde  dirty water   Options under the volcano  capitol  1987  1:48:10 (Pop‑up)
the other ones  holiday   Options s/t  virgin  1987  1:52:00 (Pop‑up)
the dead milkmen  instant club hit (you'll dance to anything)   Options 12" ep  enigma  1987  1:55:23 (Pop‑up)
awol  coffee   Options       2:00:42 (Pop‑up)
the silencers  i see red   Options a letter from st. paul  rca  1987  2:11:41 (Pop‑up)
dancing hoods  baby's got rockets   Options hallelujah anyway  relativity  1988  2:15:44 (Pop‑up)
ivy  get enough   Options   seed  1994  2:19:11 (Pop‑up)
bourgeois tagg  i don't mind at all   Options yoyo  island  1987  2:21:59 (Pop‑up)
the northern pikes  things i do for money   Options big blue sky  virgin  1987  2:24:47 (Pop‑up)
peter & the test tube babies  louise wouldn't like it   Options s/t  profile  1987  2:33:40 (Pop‑up)
civ  can't wait one minute more   Options set your goals  lava  1995  2:38:07 (Pop‑up)
screaming blue messiahs  bikini red   Options bikini red  elektra  1987  2:40:40 (Pop‑up)
then jerico  the motive   Options first (the sound of music)  mca  1988  2:44:10 (Pop‑up)
reacharound  big chair   Options who's tommy cooper  trauma  1996  2:49:48 (Pop‑up)
the bolshoi  please   Options lindy's party  beggars banquet  1987  2:53:48 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh right! - that's why I liked Supergrass...
  9:07pm john:

Boy, did I show up at the right time! If southern rock didn't suck, it'd be Drivin 'n Cryin!
  9:09pm JakeGould:

Hey America!
Avatar 9:09pm Loretta:

hi everyone!!!
  9:10pm P-90:

This child of the 70's will always have a soft spot for Southern Rock. Greetings efd and funksters all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Of course, in a sense, 'Southern Rock' is redundant - because it was born there (like most American music). I love Son Volt & a lot of Alt-Country - & R.E.M. is from Georgia...'cetera...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

WHTG Part I was May 15, 2015 - www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Figgsrock:

Jeebus EFD, this is a kick ass start.
  Swag For Life Member 9:19pm steveplusone:

great stuff so far! love ash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm efd:

Thanks for that link Ken FHP, and thanks and hi everybody! Tonight we're going to try to squeeze in a bunch of the music we didn't get to last time - hope you enjoy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Ike:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Figgsrock:

Holy crap--I remember Frozen Ghost! I always thought it was The Fixx when I first heard it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm jmd:

@Figgs. me too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm chris_in_space:

Been looking forward to tonight's show all week. Good to be here. Good to be anywhere, really. I have EFD up on the volume and Jays vs White Sox on the visuals with the audio down. Currently 4-4, ^5.
  9:40pm jon:

hi efd. hi everybody
Avatar 9:42pm Holly in NC:

Hi efd & all! Sorry I'm late, moving in to new dog sitting gig so I'll be quietly listening via phone downstairs while unpacking and making dinner (or brinner, as it were from my perspective). Lilly the GSD and I are excited about the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm efd:

Hi Holly, good to see you! Thanks for popping in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm chris_in_space:

Holly, what is meant by "brinner"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(brinner = dinner as 1st meal of the day or breakfast; not 'brunch' but 'brinner'...)
Avatar 9:50pm Holly in NC:

breakfast + dinner. e.g., I've not anything but 2 liters of water & tea & some wee snacks today, which is not advised, but was 1 of those days.
  9:50pm john:

jon astley was also pete townshend's brother-in-law, which may have opened a door or two in the '70s when his production career got going
  9:52pm JakeGould:

@Holly: If it’s any consolation/commiseration I had some fairly horrible stomach/back issues for the past few days and I think I ate one meal a day for 2 days in a row with tons of water and that’s it… Some honey and molasses mixed in a few times. So hey… It’s not the best plan but every now and then we all have reasons to be on some extreme diet.
Avatar 9:56pm Paul D:

I LOVE this might lemon drops song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm chris_in_space:

I am friggin lovin this show tonight.
Avatar 9:57pm Paul D:

  9:58pm Holly in NC:

Yay Mighty Lemon Drops!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Kat in Chicago:

Ack! Wish I'd tuned in at the start of this. The Mighty Lemon Drops sound fresher than I would've expected. Hi errybody :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- real strong tracks, yeah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm chris_in_space:

Hi Kat, hi Holly, Paul, everyone.
Avatar 10:00pm Paul D:

Hi Chris
  10:00pm cheri:

hey, holly, I hope that you're feeling much better tonight, also that was a great show you had the other night!
  10:01pm cheri:

greetings efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Holly. When you mentioned dog sitting, it reminded of this video I saw recently - youtu.be... (Be warned: vertical phone cam recording.)
  10:08pm cheri:

btw efd, happy post-holiday weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm Figgsrock:

Something Happens!!!! Played the hell outta this at WICB in Ithaca. I could kiss you guys for playing this.
  10:19pm Judy:

HEY! "Waspish Massachusetts accent?...you got a problem with THAT?
Avatar 10:22pm Paul D:

I thought this was the cult at first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22pm efd:

If it wasn't 20 past 10 I'd be wondering if that comment was from my Mom...?!
  10:26pm cheri:

efd, i'm enjoying the show tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm chris_in_space:

Tonight's show is a real keeper.
  10:27pm Holly in NC:

I guess I have a N'Haven CT area slash Western Mass Pioneer Valley slash Durhm NC acccent, which sounds at home exactly nowhere. But Western Mass accent suppost the "perfect " U.S. accent.
Avatar 10:29pm Paul D:

mmmm this whole ocean blue album is good
  10:32pm cheri:

holly like I said earlier, what a wonderful show you put together sunday night!
  10:43pm Holly in NC:

Thank you Cheri, but Gaylord deserves ALL the love and praise. A very special man. Meanwhile let's listen to efd, our hero ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm efd:

I'm torturing Jerry right now by not telling him the name of this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Parts of Western Mass, along with Connecticut and even Rhode Island, exhibit the Northern Cities Vowel Shift, making folks there sound vaguely Midwestern.
  10:52pm cheri:

good job evan, keep it up!
Avatar 10:58pm Holly in NC:

Oh, I had forgotten about this "other" Dead Milkmen song.... what fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm Kat in Chicago:

Literally laughing out loud at The Dead Milkmen. Forgot all about this one.
  11:00pm cheri:

well I have to check out for tonight guys, see you all real soon, also i'll see you next week evan! night.
  11:00pm Tommy:

This show is as good as Trump's hair do is bad
  11:04pm timurf:

pickitup pickitup pickitup pickitup!
  11:05pm timurf:

mock turtle soup next
  11:15pm Sybil:

Greetings all! I've been enjoying the show while preparing my late supper. Finally not on my crazy schedule so I can actually listen while awake! (and: coffee!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17pm efd:

hey Sybil! Nice to see you, thanks for saying hi!
  11:20pm PJ:

I saw the Dancing Hoods open for somebody and went out and bought this album - hard to believe it was the same guy in Sparklehorse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24pm Figgsrock:

Bourgeois Tagg!!! Damn, been a long time since I heard this.
  11:27pm Sybil:

I have just installed Shazam on my laptop tonight, and it's so far only caught two songs. This one (I don't mind at all) being the second. For real, Shazam?

Of course, I'm probably confusing it by also having the baseball game from Chavez Ravine on at the same time...

Oh, yoyo :(

OK< now it's caught the next song. That's more like it.
  11:29pm cheri:

i hope you have a great week evan!
  11:30pm Sybil:

... and now it's identified a new song which isn't playing at all, while the former song is still on. ???
Avatar 11:30pm Holly in NC:

I LOVE Dancing Hoods' 12 Jealous Roses lp - "Surfing All Over the World" is an especially great track. Yeah, Sparklehorse, who could see that coming?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32pm Kat in Chicago:

I didn't know you could put Shazam on your laptop!
  11:38pm cheri:

see you soon holly, goodnight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42pm Ike & the Head of a Dead Ram & the Faceless Ocean:

WHTG, WHFS, WOXY... oh yeah.
  11:44pm cheri:

I got to tell you holly, it was fun hanging out tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50pm Ike:

Welcome to Troll Acres, a planned community (TM Cecile, 2012).
  11:51pm BriJet:

Awesome tunes! ;)
  11:53pm johnk77:

great selecting tonight efd
screaming blue messiahs rocked hard
and sounded great live
back in the mid eighties
  11:56pm JakeGould:

Hey folks. Let’s think about the positive. Like this show. Hooray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm efd:

thanks everyone! This was a lot of fun.

Hookworms recorded live at Primavera on next week's show!
  11:58pm Sybil:

Thanks for another great show, efd!

Goodnight all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59pm chris_in_space:

That last set was as good as any I've heard on FMU all year.
  12:00am Sybil:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good show tonight and looking forward to those Hookworms.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02am chris_in_space:

Thans Evan and everyone on the show and out here. A great night of radio
  11:24am Mark in Toronto:

Frozen Ghost fulfills your Can Con requirement, as they were Canadian, not German. They sound so very 80's Canadian
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm efd:

Ahhh, I should have known! Thanks Mark. I guess this means I played Rock And Hyde and the Northern Pikes for nothing. :)
  5:11pm murcuryvapor:

Noted absences:

Love and Rockets
The Wonderstuff
Julian Cope
De La Soul
Echo and the Bunnymen
Jesus and Mary Chain

even Scruffy the Cat (my baby she's alright)

I'm sure there are others...is there another show planned?

Some of these acts were like glue that cemented the rest of these lesser-knowns together in the rotation, and allowed them to float. IMHO, this is a very pallid set. You need to pepper the 'bigger' alt acts in to have this playlist make any sense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm efd:

I don't expect that Mr. Vapor will be returning to this page, but here's a brief response nonetheless.

1. Murcuryvapor is certainly entitled to his opinion, and clearly if he were going to do a couple of shows saluting WHTG he would choose different artists/songs from the ones that I and the two former WHTG DJs chose. That's fine, but I stand by our selections.
2. One of the points of this show and the first one that I did in May was to highlight the many great "lesser-knowns" that I used to hear on WHTG. I'm pretty sure murcuryvapor didn't actually listen to the show, because if he had that would have been clear and he wouldn't have said something as silly as "You need to pepper the 'bigger' alt acts in to have this playlist make any sense."
3. I played a Wonder Stuff song on the first WHTG tribute show we did in May.
4. There isn't a part 3 planned at the moment, but if and when there is a part 3 I guarantee that it will be equally free of "glue."
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