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Varying forms of mostly syncopated electro-thump.

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Options December 21, 2008: Freezing: Mostly Undercover (fill-in for Daniel Blumin)

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments New Approx. start time
Soft Cell  Hendrix Medley   Options   Some Bizarre/Sire  12"  Hendrix covers ("Hey Joe"/"Purple Haze"/"Voodoo Chile"), going out to the esteemed Michael Goodstein.    0:00:00 ()
Linkmen  Manic Depression   Options   Kitchenware  7"  Hendrix cover    0:09:11 ()
Sister Of Mercy  1969   Options   Merciful Release  12"  Stooges cover    0:12:08 ()
Psychic TV  Amazing Vibrations   Options Godstar: Thee Director's Cut  Temple  CD box set  Variation of Beach Boy's "Good Vibrations," which they also cover on this soundtrack to the film that never was.    0:14:53 ()
Jim Reid  I'm Stranded   Options Love Will Tear Us Apart  Mojo magazine  CD  Saints cover from Mojo magazine freebie cd of new wave covers.    0:21:49 ()
World Domination Enterprises  I Can't Live Without My Radio   Options   Product Inc.  7"  LL Cool J cover    0:24:56 ()
The Fall  A Day In a Life   Options Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father  NME  LP  Beatles cover (duh) from "Sgt. Pepper" benefit tribute comp from 1988.    0:31:33 ()
Marc Almond  A Woman's Song   Options A Woman's Song  Virgin  EP  Cher cover    0:35:24 ()
Chris Spedding  Guitar Jamboree   Options s/t  RAK  LP  Not so much a cover as his homage to the guitar greats.    0:38:57 ()
Bryan Ferry  Let's Stick Together   Options Let's Stick Together  Virgin  CD  Wilbert "Kansas City" Harrison cover, versions made popular by Status Quo and Canned Heat. Feat. Chris Spedding on guitar jamboree.    0:43:05 ()
Kid Creole & The Coconuts  There But For The Grace Of God Go I   Options   Antilles  7"  Written by August Darnell (the Kid), first recorded/made famous by his studio disco band Machine.    0:46:10 ()
Foetus  Puppet Dude   Options Male!  Big Cat  CD box set  Live variation of Elton John's "Rocket Man."    0:50:04 ()
Redd Kross  Deuce   Options Teen Babies from Monsanto  Gasatanka  EP  Kiss cover...this one goes out to Anthony!    0:59:00 ()
Velvet Monkeys  Rock The Nation   Options   Sub Pop  7"  Montrose cover, Don Fleming's band feat. T. Moore and J. Mascis.    1:02:07 ()
L7  Used to Love Him   Options   Slash  7"  Guns'n Roses cover    1:05:12 ()
The Shocker  Angel of the Morning   Options Up Your Ass Tray  Little Pusher  CD  Feat. L7 guitarist Jennifer Lynch. Song first recorded by Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts, covered by many incl. Nina Simone, PP Arnold, Olivia Newton-John...and Juice Newton!    1:07:36 ()
Unsane  Four Sticks   Options   Glitterhouse  7"  Led Zep cover, from "Endangered Species" various artists 6x7" covers box set.    1:09:53 ()
Jesus Lizard  Chrome   Options   Touch & Go  7"  Medley of two Chrome songs: "TV as Eyes" and "Abstract Nympho."    1:12:12 ()
The Pastels  Lonely Planet Boy   Options   Glass  12"  NY Dolls cover    1:20:40 ()
Das Damen  Making Time   Options   Sub Pop  7"  Creation cover    1:24:21 ()
St. Johnny  One of the Boys   Options   Love Kit  7"  Mott the Hoople cover    1:27:43 ()
Cell  Auf Wiedersehen   Options   Ecstatic Peace/DGC  7"  Cheap Trick cover    1:30:58 ()
Claw Hammer  Blank Frank   Options   Sympathy for the Record Industry  7"  Eno cover    1:34:46 ()
CHOP  I'm on the Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep   Options   Randy Jones  7"  Blue Oyster Cult cover, feat. Mike Watt, Dez Cadena, Dave Markey.    1:37:29 ()
The Bongos  Mambo Sun   Options   Fetish  12"  T. Rex cover    1:40:19 ()
Alice Donut  Sunshine Superman   Options Donut Comes Alive  Alternative Tentacles  LP  Donovan cover    1:44:32 ()
Blue Ash  Dusty Old Fairground   Options No More, No Less  Collector's Classics  CD  Dylan cover (selected by noted music scholar JP Roth)    1:53:52 ()
Coulson, Dean, McGuiness, Flint  Lo & Behold   Options Lo & Behold  Sire  LP  Dylan cover, another Roth selection...and the end of the covers segment of the show!    2:00:02 ()
The Adult Net  Waking Up in the Sun   Options   Beggar's Banquet  7"  Led by Brix Smith, the former Mrs. Mark E. Smith and onetime Fall guitarist.    2:01:22 ()
Poly Styrene  Toytown   Options Tranlucence  United Artists  LP  Solo album from X-Ray Spex singer, 1980    2:04:15 ()
The Pooh Sticks  Desperado   Options The Great White Wonder  Zoo  CD      2:07:36 ()
Johnny Hallyday  Rock'n Roll Attitude   Options   Philips  7"  "French Rocker"    2:12:20 ()
Leather Nun  Primemover   Options   Obsession  12"      2:15:47 ()
Third Rail  Dark Ages   Options   Spoonfed  7"  1978 Boston punk/new wave.    2:20:35 ()
Pastiche  Talk Show   Options   P*P  7"  1980 Boston punk/new wave, prod. by Willie Loco Alexander.    2:24:16 ()
Joker  Stuck In the System   Options Kapsize  Kapsize  EP      2:32:47 ()
Peverelist & Appleblim  Circling (Bass Clef Radius Remix)   Options Soundboy's Gravestone Gets Desecrated by Vandals comp.  Skull Disco  CD box set    *   2:37:14 ()
Geeneus  Yellowtail   Options Volumes: (One)  Rinse  CD box set    *   2:43:58 ()
Martyn  Suburban   Options   Apple Pips  12"      2:51:30 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 12/21/08 12:18am annabelle clark:

welcome back jack & happy xmas,,,i like the show so far,,btw what do you wish for nost this season?=)=)
  Sun. 12/21/08 12:22am dj jack:

hey annabelle, what up?
  Sun. 12/21/08 12:26am annabelle c.:

i was at a party earlier 2nite,,i had fun,,& i just love christmas!!!
  Sun. 12/21/08 12:29am rafa:

Love that playlist. Killer tunes, Mr Jack. Jim Reid is so great. I saw Jesus and Mary Chain live last november on Mexico City, So so, but Jim was so great.
  Sun. 12/21/08 12:34am annabelle clark:

jack--dont cha jes adore the holidays?? i sure do
  Sun. 12/21/08 12:41am Anthony:

I love Marc and you for playing this song
  Sun. 12/21/08 12:52am dj jack:

hey anthony, ur welcome, and thanks.
  Sun. 12/21/08 12:59am annabelle c.:

jack,happy xmas and i hope you get everything you want & more. peace love & cheers,,,see u soon,,g'nite
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:05am anthony:

Jack-I was at that Redd Kross show and I'm loving this show more and more
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:08am dj jack:

anthony, amazing! wow...ps: if we were there, we're officially old.
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:15am rafa:

Loving The Shockers version. The show is wonderful, btw.
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:17am HotRod:

  Sun. 12/21/08 1:22am annabelle c.:

happy xmas hotrod,,i hope you get everything you want & alot more,,,,
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:24am HotRod:

Thanks! :)
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:24am anthony:

If we're both listening to the radio on a Saturday night, then yes we are old. But ain't it great!
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:27am annabelle clark:

btw hotrod what do you wish for most this season?
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:28am D. Blumin:

I love listening to the radio on a week off and hearing The Pastels despite a sniffle or three! Thx, Jack! Show sounds great!
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:39am HotRod:

Daniel, shouldn't you be getting your mistletoe ON right about now?
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:41am HotRod:

What do I wish for most? Hmmm...
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:43am annabelle c.:

jack?? what do YOU wish for most this season??
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:46am D. Blumin:

I'm blushing, HotRod! What are YOU doin'?
I just have ONE wish,Annabelle - I wish that Paris Hilton gets her jewels back!
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:49am HotRod:

If I tell you, it might not come true...
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:51am rafa:

My wish for 2009: Get invited to play some records at WFMU. On summer. Ive a wonderful good/bad taste, btw.
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:53am annabelle c.:

g'nite all,,,daniel get well soon,,,happy hoildays!!
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:03am D.Blumin:

Thx, Annabelle! Happy Holidays to you as well...
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:18am dj jack:

thanks all for listening!!
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:25am anne:

hello from japan. it is just past 4:20 pm here, but no such luck.
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:30am dj jack:

hey anne...my first listener from japan! whatcha up to?
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:36am anne:

not much, hanging out in tokyo, visiting my husband who's doing research here. i've been feasting, walking, exploring. we're both former new yorkers, former west coasters, and definte wfmu fans.

great show btw! being here gives me a chance to listen to the late night shows.
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:40am rafa:

Oh la la, early french rock! Yes, there so many great french new pop & rock bands (I really love that Housse The Rocket guys). Great tracks by St Johnny, Poly Styrene, Third Rail & The Pastels, btw. Thanks a lot for the music.
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:41am dj jack:

listening from japan...the wonders of the internets! thanks again.
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:41am Lou:

Got back from the Quasi show a little while ago. They closed with a cover of The Who's "heaven & Hell". Jenet Weiss is a goddess.
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:46am lizzyq:

you rock.
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:47am dj jack:

@ lizzyq: no, YOU rock.
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:50am Lizzyq:

/me bookmarks this page... ;-) (hugs) awesome. glad I caught it. (perhaps we BOTH rock?) lmao... awesome. ~LQ
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:51am dj jack:

hey lou...it was truly a night for covers, cool. , where'd ya see um?
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:53am LizzyQ:

cool name.
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:54am LQ:

(sending ya love from Seattle...) we're snowed in...
  Sun. 12/21/08 2:54am dj jack:

mello...like jell-o. and it's real.
  Sun. 12/21/08 3:00am LQ:

Thanks Jack.
  Sun. 12/21/08 3:02am LQ:

Can't wait to catch the show next time...
  Fri. 1/2/09 9:19am hankster:

jesus i can't wait to hear Prime Mover - oh I can't wait. oh man jack, you reallyRAWK, thanks so much for being out there! a fan from badalona, catalonia.
  Sat. 1/3/09 9:04pm Erick:

Good show Jack - I really enjoyed the Poly Styrene song. The 1969 cover made me think of another Stooges' cover I've heard recently - I Wanna Be Your Dog as performed in a not-for-the-faint-of-heart no wave style by Titmachine (http://www.myspace.com/titmachine)
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