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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
the d.p.s  if you know what i mean   Options 7"  barn records ltd.  1978      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
amanaz  making the scene   Options africa  now-again    cd reissue, orig 1975  *   0:03:10 (Pop‑up)
lost kids  alive in the snow   Options belle isle is on fire cd ep  gsl  2001      0:06:29 (Pop‑up)
the open mind  magic potion   Options s/t  sunbeam  2006  cd reissue/collection, orig 1969    0:09:51 (Pop‑up)
the blue aeroplanes  jacket hangs   Options swagger  ensign/chrysalis  1990      0:13:19 (Pop‑up)
22nd street  sunny sleeps late   Options 7"  polydor  1972  a Chinn/Chapman composition    0:16:54 (Pop‑up)
elvis costello  tokyo storm warning   Options blood & chocolate  columbia  1986      0:19:33 (Pop‑up)
live set from SAVAK!
engineered by Superstar Mario Santana!

Sohrab Habibion - guitar/vocals
Michael Jaworski - guitar/vocals
Greg Simpson - bass
James Canty - keys/maraca/vocals
Matt Schulz - drums

see them this Friday night at Union Pool with Kerbivore and Thermite! Then see them Saturday night in Washington DC at Songbyrd Music House!

Look for their album
Best of Luck in Future Endeavors on the Comedy Minus One label this spring, and a 7" on Unblinking Ear next month!
savak  alive in shadows   Options live on wfmu          0:33:48 (Pop‑up)
savak  early western traders   Options live on wfmu          0:36:21 (Pop‑up)
savak  reaction   Options live on wfmu          0:39:18 (Pop‑up)
savak  they are bones   Options live on wfmu          0:42:30 (Pop‑up)
savak  this currency exchanged   Options live on wfmu          0:45:27 (Pop‑up)
savak  elapsed remaining   Options live on wfmu          0:49:03 (Pop‑up)
savak  drop the pieces   Options live on wfmu          0:52:10 (Pop‑up)
savak  sick of war   Options live on wfmu          0:54:50 (Pop‑up)
savak  (get a) grip (on yourself)   Options live on wfmu      Stranglers cover    0:59:04 (Pop‑up)
savak  chat with efd   Options live on wfmu          1:02:34 (Pop‑up)
the yolks  i wanna be dumb   Options 7"  randy/bachelor      *   1:11:32 (Pop‑up)
savoy motel  hot one   Options 7"  official memorabilia      *   1:13:40 (Pop‑up)
jacques le coque  tip of my tongue   Options 7"  windian    go back and listen to their great live set on Todd-o-Phonic Todd's show if you didn't hear it this past Saturday!  *   1:17:53 (Pop‑up)
blow-up  john travolta   Options 7" ep  popism      *   1:20:36 (Pop‑up)
the mantles  door frame   Options all odds end  slumberland      *   1:23:53 (Pop‑up)
girls on grass  drowning in ego   Options s/t  self-released    playing on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock on Mon Feb 8  *   1:35:45 (Pop‑up)
expert alterations  buildings   Options you can't always be liked  kanine      *   1:38:25 (Pop‑up)
talking heads  the big country   Options more songs about buildings and food  sire  1978      1:41:58 (Pop‑up)
king gizzard & the lizard wizard  the bitter boogie   Options paper mache dream balloon  ato records      *   1:47:37 (Pop‑up)
british lions  fork talking man   Options s/t  rso  1978  RIP Dale "Buffin" Griffin and Robert Stigwood    1:51:55 (Pop‑up)
howlo  l.u.v.   Options s/t  city of quality  2015      2:05:22 (Pop‑up)
bryan ferry  let's stick together   Options let's stick together  reprise  1976      2:07:55 (Pop‑up)
wolfmanhattan project  smells like you   Options 7"  in the red      *   2:10:47 (Pop‑up)
ramones  my brain is hanging upside down (bonzo goes to bitburg)   Options animal boy  sire  1986      2:14:24 (Pop‑up)
the thing & shit and shine  red river   Options 7"  trost      *   2:18:16 (Pop‑up)
apple shift seven  why would i lie   Options too old to care  trash tune  2014      2:20:27 (Pop‑up)
the cheaters  (i wanna be a) policeman   Options triple a 7" ep  pre-fab  1980      2:23:24 (Pop‑up)
terry  talk about terry   Options 7"  upset the rhythm!      *   2:26:29 (Pop‑up)
shana falana  second skin   Options set your lightning fire free  team love      *   2:35:32 (Pop‑up)
a sunny day in glasgow  hey, you're mine   Options planning weed like it's acid / life is loss  self-released      *   2:38:45 (Pop‑up)
the bongos  mambo sun   Options drums along the hudson  pvc  1982      2:42:06 (Pop‑up)
the goody box  ah gee   Options va-golden state psychedelia  ace/big beat      *   2:46:21 (Pop‑up)
david bowie  i can't give everything away   Options blackstar  columbia      *   2:48:52 (Pop‑up)
spike & the sweet spots  pulling us away   Options strange breed  randy      *   2:54:25 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Uncle Michael:

Is this from the '70s? I remember the '70s!
Avatar 9:03pm Alejandroool:

hello EFD and fellow Wednesday nighters
  9:03pm clinton hensley:

Hola, E!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:04pm chris_in_space:

Aww yes, it's time for the funk! Hey all. Good to be here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm coelacanth:


...hi efd and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm efd:

greetings and salutations everyone! Thanks for tuning in - great live set from Savak coming up at the bottom of the hour!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Fuzzy:

You rang? /lurch
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Volume goin' up - yas..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm coelacanth:

hahaha! i didn't even pull the rope!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Uncle Michael:


I love this record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm coelacanth:

(i was talking about the git)
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Oh, dear lord! Don't tell me that Lurch has passed away! What next?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm coelacanth:

me too. i have this on a cassette i made from Bill Kelly's show in the 80s!
  9:14pm Bklyn kid:

Wish I could turn it up! This is from beyond.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Nuggets II box track - yessir.
  9:14pm jon:

hi efd. great start. ive got to find this reissue.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Stevel:

Great and glorious frozen evening to you all
  9:15pm ScottC:

For some reason I feel like putting on a pair of leather pants, lambs kin vest and a Wehrmacht helmet and jumping on a hog chopper and hitting the road... Weird
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm coelacanth:

Lurch was reanimated for the original series.
Avatar 9:20pm Loretta:

good evening Evan & all fellow listeners........staying warm?
Avatar 9:21pm Alejandroool:

pretty frigid here in Torronna.... great sounds so far EFD!
Avatar 9:25pm Mailman Tom:

The new, improved Elvis !
  9:26pm clinton hensley:

My favorite Elvis.
  9:30pm JakeGould:

Kirstie Alley was Savikk “Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan.”
Avatar 9:37pm Alejandroool:

Savak is sounding great, as I expected.. great introduction
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Folsom:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm efd:

Very glad you're all here to get in on the ground floor for Savak!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm efd:

@Loretta -- reasonably warm for now, curious to see what Saturday brings, snow-wise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm coelacanth:

sounds Great and they're tight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm efd:

TEASER: They end the set with a cover of one of my all-time favorite Stranglers songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...hm - tight but not uptight - great songs, smart - but ketchy. Thx everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm coelacanth:

all of my favorite stranglers songs are on "the raven"...but i'm sure i'm in the minority on that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm coelacanth:

Rabbit i know what you mean. they're naturally tight because they're passionate about what they're doing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wull, they got these smart songs down & arranged - but they haven't smoothed out the Rawkin' edges. A pinch of Television maybe - but that's not quite it...Impressive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm efd:

This is also not their first rodeo*, which I think helps with the tightness.

*with all due respect
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm coelacanth:

right. like Rabbit said- not "uptight"...i guess "tight" to some means "slick" or "clean", but i'm generally not a fan of sanitized music. this just sounds like they know what they're doing and they're comfortable with each-other.

- yeah this is a good stranglers song!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Stevel:

Cool cover. Don't hear many people taking on the Stranglers. Enjoying it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm coelacanth:

from the stranglers' first album? (i have it on a comp)
  10:09pm John Arthur:

That was awesome
  10:10pm ScottC:

Savak were the Iranian secret police for the Shah so I don't think that a member would have any trouble with the TSA
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Stevel:

I miss the Obits.

Shameless plug: If you're coming to Chicago, Detroit or thereabouts, plug Fort Wayne into your schedule. Please! Perhaps contact the Brass Rail. I have no connection, but I'll come out! End of shameless plug.
Avatar 10:13pm Alejandroool:

yeh - and we've got plenty that will accommodate you here in Toronto if you start crossing borders...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm coelacanth:

ditto for new paltz! (snugs)
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:15pm Stevel:

Fish: Snugs, like pub snugs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18pm coelacanth:

"snug harbor" technically - yes a pub. 'been there?
Avatar 10:23pm steve:

Avatar 10:23pm steve:

this is awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm efd:

I wish it was a 12"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25pm efd:

@Coel, yes, "Grip" was on the first Stranglers album (and was also a single)
Avatar 10:31pm steve:

alright John Travolta is the song of 2016 so far as far as im concerned
  10:36pm Marc15:

Let's hope Michael's guests have Montgomery Street on their GPS or they won't be able to show up, like Lloyd Price didn't
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39pm efd:

I believe Michael's guests this weekend will be appearing via telephone.
Avatar 10:39pm Jeff:

Hello, Funksters.

Hey, please don't be disturbed if there's a blip in your stream listening - possibly even the stream stopping for you. If that happens, hit play again and you should reconnect (to a different server).

I have to apply a security update to one of the stream servers and reboot it, so if it's the one you're now listening to you'll notice. Sorry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm efd:

thanks for the warning, Jeff!
Avatar 10:43pm Alejandroool:

thx Jeff
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:48pm Stevel:

Pretty sure David Byrne is looking at Uncle Michael and me.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:50pm herb.nyc:

Re MANTLES, I wrote "mantles (slr)" on piece of paper couple of wks ago. Now that you played them, Evan, I realized what I wrote. For I kept thinking "single lens reflex??", thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52pm efd:

ha, glad I could clear that up Herb!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:55pm Alex of Chicago:

sweet tune
  10:56pm JakeGould:

@Jeff: What if someone chooses to be disturbed but not in a way that interferes with others? I think that should be allowed.
Avatar 10:57pm Jeff:

Okay, as you were - both stream servers are freshly updated and back up; DNS for your first-choice stream server now points back to our Noo York City presence.

Take that, CVE-2016-0728.
Avatar 10:58pm Jeff:

@Jake: that's a matter for you and your security blanket. It's nobody else's business.
  11:03pm JakeGould:

I wonder if I could market a security blanket for servers?
Avatar 11:10pm glenn:

chris spedding.
Avatar 11:11pm glenn:

oh, and bryan, of course.
Avatar 11:20pm Jeff:

@JakeGould: if it had a high enough tinfoil content, I betcha.
Avatar 11:25pm Aharon:

You know you've been listening to FMU too long (or just the right amount) when you're editing with the radio on in the background and you think to yourself after 2 seconds of a song, "Oh, this sounds like a new Shit and Shine."
Avatar 11:34pm glenn:

split and spline?
  11:35pm Clay:

British Lions. Nice choice, Evan. RIP Buffin.
Avatar 11:36pm Todd-o-phonic:

Not to "Schinderize" you, but Wilbert Harrison first cut it as "Let's Stick Together", then later as "Let's Work Together".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38pm efd:

ah, thanks Todd! The Canned Heat version was one of the first singles I ever bought, so I've always thought of it as "Let's Work Together." I appreciate the clarification!
  11:38pm herb.nyc:

Ooh, a Hugo Largo cover!
Avatar 11:39pm glenn:

i LOVE that canned heat record.
  11:42pm Clay:

Agree on the Canned Heat, Glenn. Also love "On The Road Again" by them, Stellar track. Blind Owl! Bob the Bear Hite! Sic 'em Pigs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44pm efd:

Now I might have to bring in the Canned Heat version next week! Hi Clay, thanks for checking in!
  11:48pm Clay:

Bring the Heat, Ev!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Zats, got sleepy and missed much of the program. This is good stuff now.
Avatar 11:52pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

As long as Jerry Hall doesn't re-make/re-model "Let's Stick Together" with Rupert Murdoch we should be alright.
  11:53pm V Priceless:

swell show, efd! Thanks for the Bowie, too !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm efd:

I really thought that Jerry Hall/Rupert Murdoch thing was a joke the first couple of times I saw posts about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm coelacanth:

this song is such a beautiful closer.
...and maybe closure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56pm efd:

thanks V! And thanks Ken and Aharon and JakeGould and everyone else I didn't say hi to directly earlier.
  11:57pm Nigel:

This could be no more garage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm coelacanth:

but the singer sounds like sonny bono!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am coelacanth:

Thanks Evan Thanks savak
ciao y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am coelacanth:

pronounced "shah-na"!
  12:00am Clay:

Solid show, man.
  The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:07am Astrojanitor:

The Wolfmanhattan Project and Howlo tracks were awesome. Another solid show!
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