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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options May 1, 2011: May 1st, National Shite Day

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Bee Gees  First of May   Options   Polydor  1969  45      0:00:00 ()
Dion  My Girl, The Month of May   Options The Wanderer  The Right Stuff  2000  CD  From 1966    0:04:53 ()
Friend and Lover  I'm a Woman, I'm a Man   Options Reach Out of the Darkness  Verve Forecast  1967  LP      0:06:55 ()
Stuart Foster and the Carillions  Wo-Man   Options   Bell  1954  78      0:09:16 ()
Millie Jackson and Isaac Hayes  Feels Like the First Time   Options Royal Rappin's  Polydor  1979  LP      0:12:09 ()
Foreigner  Hot Blooded   Options   Atlantic  1978  45  Bad pressing (played at 33 1/3)    0:15:41 ()
Tito Puente with Sophy  Crystal Blue Persuasion   Options Greatest Hits  Fania/Codigo  2011  CD  From 1969    0:20:27 ()
Augusto Martelli  Beryl's Tune   Options Nymphomania Vol. 2  Sexy Hexy  1999  CD  From 1970    0:23:12 ()
Jonny  Cave Dance   Options Jonny  Merge  2011  CD    *   0:33:04 ()
Gruff Rhys  Space Dust #2   Options Hotel Shampoo  Wichita  2011  CD    *   0:43:03 ()
The Vardelles  Summer Fling   Options Summer Fling  EEP!  2011  EP    *   0:45:15 ()
The Boy Least Likely To  Be Gentle with Me   Options The Best Party Ever  Too Young to Die  2005  CD      0:48:58 ()
Arthur Russell  Habit of You   Options Love Is Overtaking Me  Audika  2008  CD      0:52:41 ()
Fred Fisher Atalobhor and His Ogiza Dance Band  Say the Truth   Options African Carnival  VampiSoul  2009  CD  From 1979    1:07:52 ()
Little Sonny  Eli's Pork Chop   Options Shattered Dreams: Funky Blues 1967-1978  Ace  2011  CD  From 1972  *   1:16:27 ()
The Nautiloids  Nautiloid Reef   Options   Norton  2011  45  From 1965  *   1:22:17 ()
Pezband  Baby It's Cold Outside   Options   Passport  1977  45  mono version!    1:28:10 ()
Roxy Music  In the Midnight Hour   Options   Atco  1980  45  mono version!    1:30:20 ()
The Rest  Carnival   Options   Shooting Star  1979  45      1:33:20 ()
Detroit Emeralds  Heaven Couldn't Be Like This   Options   Westbound  1973  45      1:37:34 ()
Free  Travellin' in Style   Options   Island  1973  45      1:40:00 ()
The Fools  Psycho Chicken (Clucked)   Options   EMI America  1980  45      1:42:35 ()
Steve Alaimo  Sand in My Pocket   Options   Entrance  1972  45  mono version!    1:45:53 ()
Lee Hazlewood  Nancy and Me   Options   Capitol  1973  45      1:48:19 ()
Helen Reddy  Delta Dawn   Options   Capitol  1973  45  For Scott Williams    1:52:30 ()
Half Man Half Biscuit  National Shite Day   Options CSI: Ambleside  Probe Plus  2008  CD      2:14:09 ()
O Level  East Sheen Revisited   Options 1977-1980 A Day in the Life of Gilbert and George  Creation  1992  CD      2:19:52 ()
Yeah Yeah Noh  Temple of Convenience   Options Temple of Convenience EP  In Tape  1985  EP      2:23:52 ()
Crispy Ambulance  Are You Ready?   Options The Plateau Phase  Drastic Plastic  2011  LP  From 1982  *   2:27:09 ()
Dow Jones and the Industrials  Let's Go Steady / I Can't Stand the Midwest   Options   Family Vineyard  2011  45  From 1981  *   2:31:32 ()
The Astronauts  Amplified World   Options Peter Pan Hits the Suburbs  La Vida Es Un Mus  2011  LP  From 1981  *   2:36:44 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 5/1/11 12:11am Meghan:

Rabbit rabbit. Happy may 1st
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:12am Joe McG:

Thanks, Meghan! Happy First of May to you, too!
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:22am 12539:

O no, this will be 1.36 times longer at this speed.
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:22am mark:

Sounds like Bad Company
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:24am mark:

Wow, I just played my Bad Company album at 45 rpm and it's Foreigner
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:24am yair yona (tel aviv):

danceable music
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:24am Meghan:

Sitting in the room with Scott has rubbed off on you huh?
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:25am brian:

Yes, doctor, i'll have whatever you've given the deejay. thanks.
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:26am Joe McG:

@Meghan: Yes, that was definitely a Scott move. I can handle it.
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:39am Joe McG:

Hey, Israel! Hey, Brian!
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:46am babushka:

This is so beautiful and precious. Few can accomplish so much bliss with such simple and sparse elements.
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:47am yair yona (tel aviv):

Cave Dance is really great.
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:47am channeling Mick Jones:

Actually I was never speeded up from 33 to 45. I was instead the A&R-midwifed demon spawn of Jon Anderson and Steven Tyler. I trust that clears things up.
  Sun. 5/1/11 12:48am Joe McG:

Thanks, Mick!
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:34am Matt from Springfield:

Just in time for Single File! Hi Joe!
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:35am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt. What's up?
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:37am Matt from Springfield:

Brian Ferry is waiting in the midnight hour--I didn't think Roxy would be the type to put out Mono versions! I didn't think anyone would still be doing Mono singles by '80, but I'm sure you've seen some Joe.
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:39am Joe McG:

Jukebox and radio promo singles often still had stereo/mono sides even into the 80s. Not sure why!
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:41am Matt from Springfield:

Probably to play in older jukeboxes, perhaps.
Also I missed your intro--any reason for a song titled "Baby It's Cold Outside"? Pezband reminds me a bit of Wings.
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:42am Matt from Springfield:

On Air record manipulation! Yeah!
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:43am Joe McG:

Just call me DJ Oops.
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:46am Joe McG:

Somebody wanted to hear Bad Co. before--this is pretty close, innit?
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

Hey, I like it! It brings fun to late nights, and makes FMU even more "tangible" and "human"--it proves you're not a computer playing pre-programmed digital files (it also proves I'm not chatting with a REALLY good Artificial Intelligence text generator)!!
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:47am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Yep, mark from earlier. Paul Rodgers should satisify any Bad Co/Free/Paul Rodgers+Queen demands!
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:48am Joe McG:

Sorry everybody.
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:50am Matt from Springfield:

Psycho Chicken??!! And this is only a few days after Irwin played Weird Al!!!
Although...you could seriously do a 70s/80s parody song show...even MORE material would be in a 60s novelty song show. Somehow I feel our listeners wouldn't appreciate the "artistic worthiness" of that venture!
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:54am Matt from Springfield:

Um Lee, is that a real Nancy you're talkin' about here??
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:55am Joe McG:

Must be, Matt...or Frank would've been pissed!
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:55am Colm:

please play Psycho Chicken again, thank you!
  Sun. 5/1/11 1:56am Dr. Demento:

[striking Might Mouse pose, sings: ]

  Sun. 5/1/11 2:00am Matt from Springfield:

Helen Reddy and "Delta Dawn"--flashin' back to my parents' Midnight Special DVDs-- I think you played the Tanya Tucker version before--definitely a lot better than Helen's.
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:02am Matt from Springfield:

Nah Uh--I'll make those FL people change their name if need be...
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:06am Colm:

  Sun. 5/1/11 2:15am Matt from Springfield:

All sound IS created equal!!
Freeform is FREEDOM!!
In the land of the rigid format, freeform is KING!!
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:18am Matt from Springfield:

All copyrights for the slogan belong to you, Keili :)
Although I've suggested many slogans before (like for the front page)...the station never used them!
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:19am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt--Keili I hope is still sleeping, getting ready for her show! That was Heather.
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:20am Matt from Springfield:

  Sun. 5/1/11 2:21am Joe McG:

No worries, Matt! She's flattered by the comparison.
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:21am Matt from Springfield:

She kinda sounds like Keili on the radio, I really thought that!

Does HEATHER have a show here?
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:25am Joe McG:

No, she just stopped by. She used to do a show on WHRW Binghamton, then WELH Providence. She's one of WFMU's many helpful volunteers!
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:29am Matt from Springfield:

Bless the volunteers! Good voice for radio I declare!

Do you know the singer of Yeah Yeah Noh?
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:30am Joe McG:

Yes, his name is Derek!
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:37am Matt from Springfield:

LOVE the name Dow Jones and the Industrials!
Not the first time I've heard them on FMU!
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:45am Matt from Springfield:

Joe, with Dan B. dancing around most times you're on, you really need a UStream camera in the studio!
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:48am Matt from Springfield:

Welcome to The Talkin' Late Night Issues Forum, with your host, Joe McGasko!
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:53am osvi:

What is going on over there?
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:54am Matt from Springfield:

Glad to have you on FMU Heather, volunteering and announcing!
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:56am Matt from Springfield:

Comments Playlist Page Life!!! The listeners' journal within WFMU-Land!

If we're going bonkers, no better time or place to do it than here!
  Sun. 5/1/11 2:59am Matt from Springfield:

74 Minutes of Kevin Ayers!!! Although Joe has sung along (or hummed along, w/o words) to the bed music before.

@Daniel B: If you like singing along to the slower part of that song, try The Pogues' "Rum Sodomy & The Lash", or their other "folk punk" works of the 80s.
  Sun. 5/1/11 3:01am Matt from Springfield:

This is the next level! This is like those experimental 70s freeform talk shows I've read about but never had the pleasure to listen to!
  Sun. 5/1/11 3:01am Matt from Springfield:

Good night Joe! Heather! Daniel! Jeff! Much fun (and bonkers-i-tude) was had by all!
  Sun. 5/1/11 3:14am Jay / London U.K:

hey like the show from a very sunny London town we have the
camden crawl here aboout 250 bands playing over two days
  Sun. 5/1/11 3:17am Jay / London U.K:

here's who playing if you are interested
  Sun. 5/1/11 3:30am Jay / London U.K:

very spacey :)
  Sun. 5/1/11 11:23am Mike Sin:

Wow, enjoying your show archive over breakfast this morning. I'm always schooled on somethin' on your show. Detroit Emeralds, huh?

Hey, for clarity -- up until about 1969, engineers ran two completely separate and different mono and stereo mixes for the two formats. By 1970, when mono versions were only needed for AM radio (not the consumer market), these mono mixes were just "collapsed" versions from the stereo mix. They are not completely different mixes.
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