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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
100 Proof (Aged in Soul)  Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)   Options Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed...Plus  Edsel  2009  CD  From 1970    0:00:00 ()
Tyrone Davis  I Had It All the Time   Options Without You in My Life  Dakar  1972  LP      0:08:51 ()
Barry White  I Can't Believe You Love Me   Options Can't Get Enough  20th Century  1974  LP      0:14:08 ()
Flight of the Conchords  Business Time   Options The Distant Future  Sub Pop  2007  CD      0:24:25 ()
The Ikettes  Camel Walk   Options Fine Fine Fine  Kent/Ace  1992  CD  From 1965    0:28:34 ()
Ike and Tina Turner  Bet'cha Can't Kiss Me (Just One Time)   Options The Soul Anthology  Master Classics  2006  CD  From 1968    0:31:01 ()
Buju Banton and Tenor Saw  Ring the Alarm Quick   Options   Techniques  1991  MP3  from a 45    0:38:46 ()
Galaxy P  Woman Yes   Options Mash Up the Place!  Rhino  1995  CD  From 1993    0:41:43 ()
Daddy Lizard  Good a De Body   Options Dancehall Roughneck  Heartbeat  1993  CD      0:45:33 ()
Yellowman with 54-40  Never Gonna Let You Go   Options Me Gone Buck Wild: Reggae Dance Hall Killers  Shanachie  1991  CD      0:49:14 ()
Chaka Demus and Pliers  Tracy   Options Tease Me  Universal/Island  1994  MP3      0:52:56 ()
Johnny P  Panty Meat   Options Reggae Dance Hall Sensation  Rohit  1988  MP3  This is probably dirty.    0:56:57 ()
Risto  Nina, olen palasina   Options 176-671 (Ensimmäiset Askeleet)  Fonal  2011  CD    *   1:06:43 ()
Meadow House  Pulsar Cannon   Options The Post-Sonic Alphabet, Volume 1: World of Echo 2005 WFMU Premium  WFMU  2005  CD-R      1:10:48 ()
Futurisk  Push Me Pull You   Options Player Piano  Clark Humphrey  1982  MP3  extended mix    1:14:58 ()
Thiaz Itch  Seuneurprise   Options The Square Carnival  Proot  2011  CD    *   1:19:24 ()
Die Werkpiloten  New Arrangements   Options German Punk & New Wave 1978-1984, Vol. 1  Vinyl on Demand  2011  LP  From early 80s  *   1:22:55 ()
The Vibrators  Baby Baby   Options   Columbia  1977  45      1:34:56 ()
Steam Machine  You Make It Move   Options   Capitol  1972  45      1:38:04 ()
Tina Harvey  Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?   Options   UK  1973  45      1:40:51 ()
Toni Wine  Long Distance Kissin'   Options   Entrance  1972  45      1:43:22 ()
Porter Wagoner  Sorrow Overtakes the Wine   Options   RCA Victor  1968  45      1:46:07 ()
Althia and Donna  Uptown Top Ranking   Options   Sire  1977  45  Usually she's "Althea," but this is the spelling on the label    1:48:21 ()
Sunshine  Isn't It Past Our Bedtime?   Options   Sceptor  1972  45      1:52:14 ()
Stories  You Told Me   Options   Kama Sutra  1972  45      1:55:23 ()
Kate Bush  Wuthering Heights   Options   EMI America  1977  45      1:58:43 ()
Sloan  The Lines You Amend   Options A Sides Win: Singles 1992-2005  Koch  2005  CD      2:10:48 ()
Ringo Starr  Photograph   Options   Apple  1973  45      2:12:57 ()
Jonathan Richman  Crazy Eddie / That Is Rock'n' Roll   Options   No Label  1979  MP3      2:16:46 ()
The Feelies  I Wanna Sleep in Your Arms   Options Real Cool Time: 32 Years Of Live Feelies Covers  No Label  ?  MP3      2:19:32 ()
The Believers  Stay True   Options   Driving  2011  45  From 1982  *   2:21:39 ()
Real Numbers  Tear It in Two   Options   Florida's Dying  2011  45    *   2:24:55 ()
Incredible Kidda Band  Radio Caroline   Options   Last Laugh  2010  45  late 70s  *   2:26:56 ()
The Normals  Don't Pick Me   Options Vacation to Nowhere  Last Laugh  2011  LP  From 1979  *   2:30:26 ()
The Saints  This Perfect Day   Options Before the Fall: 24 Prelapsarian Cuts  Ace  2011  CD  From 1977  *   2:32:30 ()
Jaim  Time Ago   Options Prophecy Fulfilled  Ethereal  1969  LP      2:39:42 ()
Sagittarius  Another Time   Options Present Tense  Sundazed  1997  CD  From 1968    2:42:11 ()
The Association  Love Affair   Options The Association  Warner Brothers  1969  LP      2:44:53 ()
The Serendipity Singers  Rain Doll   Options Soft Sounds for Gentle People 3  Pet  2004  CD  From 1968    2:48:55 ()
The Hubbels  Misty Morning   Options The Hubbels  Audio Fidelity  1970  LP      2:51:19 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 5/15/11 12:07am The Count of Al Dente:

Hi there. Love your opening. Did you create that?
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:08am D. Blumin:

Hey, Joe as per our listener, it's the Rapture next week. The end is scheduled for the next FMU schedule in October. Just wanted you to calm down!!! Tahnks Familyradio!
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:11am Joe McG:

Hey, Count! Nope, it's the Yip Yip Aliens. Thanks for the reminder about the Rapture, Daniel. I wish I'd gone apocalyptic this week.
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:24am The Count of Al Dente:

Boy, am I behind the times. I just found out they're muppets.
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:25am Joe McG:

I hope you don't mean Barry and Tyrone.
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:31am Joe D.:

I'd like to dedicate this set to all the long term girlfriends, wives, and especially the ex versions of those
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:31am Joe McG:

Well done, Duffy!
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:39am Joe D.:

You are the one doing it well, McG! Saving my night homeboy
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:42am Joe McG:

Thanks, man! Thanks always for tunin' in.
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:43am Marmalade Kitty:

Hola! :)
  Sun. 5/15/11 12:45am Joe McG:

Hey, Kitty of Marmalade!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:14am Chop Scott:

Risto--fantastic track. Always remember Maria L.!!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:17am Joe McG:

I'm sure that's where I first heard it...it was one of her signature tunes!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:19am #K:

a-hello-hello Joeke M. ! Best wishes on your show tonight! Sounds like a good episode so far.
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:19am edinblack:

Is this a Legendary Pink Dots satire?
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:19am Matt from Springfield:

Hi Joe!
Are you playing all electronic songs this set (or did you pre-program them :)
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:20am Joe McG:

Thanks, #K! I'm feeling good so far! :) Hey, Ed! Not so far as I know! Hey Matt! I'm programmed not to answer your question!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:23am Matt from Springfield:

The resistance is programmed deep in this one...
I see I just missed Chaka Demus & Pliers -- you should play "Murder She Wrote". The only song from the Save The Last Dance soundtrack that I have and enjoy!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:24am Matt from Springfield:

I love calypso, soca, ska, reggae and dub, but NOT dancehall! CD&P is the closest I get to liking dancehall.
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:25am Joe McG:

I'm getting a taste for it, Matt!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:27am Matt from Springfield:

Like newer dancehall? It's one thing if it's reggae crossover from the 80s/90s, like Sly & Robbie produced Dawn Penn or Chaka Demus, but so much of the stuff after is heavy beat and rap-like vocals. My issue is it often lacks groove and coherence, but that's just me.
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:29am Joe McG:

I think the content of the newer stuff puts me off as it's so centered around gunplay and such. Seems like the older stuff was all about, uh, more carnal issues.
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:31am Matt from Springfield:

Now that stuff would be welcome on Surface Noise as it's always been.
"For Understanding Carnal Knowledge"
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:31am Joe McG:

That was the first hour of the program tonight, I think!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:44am Joe McG:

Two points for anyone who can guess what "it" is.
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:46am Matt from Springfield:

Great Steam Machine! Very '72 sound!
I just downloaded the Dum Dum Girls EP today on iTunes, and realized Singles and EPs can once again be released easily.

But since everything's in digital files, someone should make a "surface noise" app--turn it on and your iPod songs will sound like a record! You could have settings like "first playing", "ambient", "audible", "popping" and "grooveyard"!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:48am Joe McG:

Looks like you've got that million-dollar idea, Matt. Run with it!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:50am Matt from Springfield:

All I gotta do is brush up on coding languages...

Toni's name sounded familiar--besides writing "A Groovy Kind of Love", she sang vocals on "Sugar Sugar" and other Archies song, and was the female backing vocal in "It Hurts To Be In Love" and "You Were Always On My Mind"!
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:54am Joe McG:

She's one of my favorite female singers ever. That's her on most of the Archies records with female voices.
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:55am Matt from Springfield:

Wine is too important to be overtaken by sorrow, either fruit of the Vine OR Toni!

No pop no style, them's strictly roots! Althia and Donna are intriguing, first time I heard them.
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:58am Joe McG:

Their halterback give you a heart attack.
  Sun. 5/15/11 1:59am Matt from Springfield:

Ha ha, so it was the "halter back" that gives the " 'art attack"!

Oooh! Stories of "Brother Louie" fame!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:03am Matt from Springfield:

"Wuthering Heights"... a la 45!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:03am tomB:

@matt. thx for the tip on Toni Wine. I always wondered about Pitney's b/ups. But dudes, I can't bear the Archies --Ellie Greenwhich mustof needed cash bad..
PS: Alright! a Kate Bush single!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:04am edinblack:

Matt -- I once made MP3s of a Surfaris LP that declined into pure hiss (I don't know what that LP had undergone, but it looked horrible). It was great!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:06am Matt from Springfield:

@tom,edinblack: Thanks for the feedback, glad to assist!

Btw, the legendary video of Kate Bush on SNL in '78:
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:08am edinblack:

I thought that Kate Bush was sped up to 78 RPM!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:08am Matt from Springfield:

ORIGINAL! Original!
So much higher, enthused, less trained! I have both versions, being a completist, but the '77 one you played is the one I LISTEN to!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:10am Matt from Springfield:

@edinblack: Funny you should say that, on a recent Dark Night of the Soul, Julie cued a Kate Bush 10" at 33, unaware at first it was so high-pitched it was actually supposed to play at 45!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:11am Matt from Springfield:

Joe: Wow, I wasn't the only one thinking of the DC5 with Steam Machine!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:15am Joe McG:

Squeaky Kate is OK, but I like Kate the Woman. Especially on that song where she growls like a bear.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:17am tomB:

@matt. &thx again for the vidlink. I used to tell KB's fans in '86 that I had seen her on SNL in the late 70s. Naturally they didn't believe me. Even I gave up believing me.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:17am Brian in UK:

Good morning from UK. Fed the dog, cats & chickens. The sun pours down like honey as Al Kooper wrote; except this is not California.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:17am Matt from Springfield:

I'm not so familiar with The Dreaming, but Julie's played a few songs with bear-growl Kate, and she's fond of that album. Check there for strong growls.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:18am Joe McG:

Hey, Brian! Thanks for the Chakademus!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:19am Matt from Springfield:

Photograph! My fav solo Ringo song!

@tomB: Email that to all those people--justice shall be yours!
I don't know what you'd call Kate's hairstyle in that video, but my Mom had that exact same style around that time!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:21am Brian in UK:

Do you know what I mean 'bout Sly's drumming?
As soon as I saw that you had played Toni Wine; Groovy Kind of Love sprang to mind.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:26am Joe McG:

Yep, I see what you mean, Brian. Did your mom really have a Kate Bush hairstyle, Matt?
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:29am Matt from Springfield:

Fer sure! Around 78/79 there's a picture of her with this same kind of, um, "straightened, semi-permed" hair hanging down. A collective cultural moment I suppose.

That whole episode of Dec 9 1978 seems great--in addition to 2 Kate Bush appearances, Eric Idle hosted, and the very next item after that video clip was apparently Dan Aykroyd's famous Julia Child kitchen sketch!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:30am Brian in UK:

Here's a review of KB's 'new' one. A rehash of two previous rekkids.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:32am Joe McG:

She ought to be careful or she's going to become one of these people who remake their old records instead of recording new records: Gang of Four, Richard Hell, etc.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:34am Matt from Springfield:

Kate did record a new double-album in 2005, Aerial, after a 12 year absence. As long as her next album after this one has new material I would be happy.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:36am tomB:

Richard Lloyd did a remake. Richard Hell too?
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:37am Brian in UK:

The reviewer, Andy Gill, which is funny, Joe because there is an Andy Gill in the Gang of Four. Anyway, he is probably the one reviewer who after reading I would buy a record on his recommendation alone. eg East River Pipe. Marjorie Fair. So I guess the review must have some value though not to my taste.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:42am Brian in UK:

Joe, I can remember the Pirates as they were called. Radios Caroline, London, City etc just off the Essex coast in South East England. There was a pretty dire film recently by all accounts about this era.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:44am Joe McG:

@TomB: Yes, RH remade "Destiny Street" recently. @Brian: Yes, I saw that movie. It was rotten!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:47am Matt from Springfield:

Beautiful Jaim! The orchestra in the backing track reminds me so much of the Bryter Layter orchestra (in 1970).

Sagittarius! You sure know how to transition tracks Joe!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:48am Brian in UK:

That was where John Peel got his first break in this country. I think he was pioneering the freeform style overhere. It was a lonely furrow though.
It'll be UK Nirvana next, Pentecost Hotel?
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:49am Joe McG:

I just finished reading "Margrave of the Marshes," his very funny and sweet autobiography, finished by his wife. I love Peel!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:53am Brian in UK:

Used to tape his shows on a reel to reel. Ustad Viliat Khan to Hall & Oats. Where are the tapes now? Amazing how he was always thinking that the sack was imminent.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:56am Matt from Springfield:

The Hubbels remind me of The New Main Street Singers from "A Mighty Wind"!
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:56am Joe McG:

I know! I love that about him.
  Sun. 5/15/11 2:59am Brian in UK:

Sleep well. Y'all.
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