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Options September 30, 2012: A Bit of Grin and Bear It, A Bit of Come and Share It

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Sound Dimension  I'll Be Around Version   Options Studio One Dub Vol. 2  Soul Jazz  2007  CD  From 1971    0:00:00 ()
Lee Perry & the Upsetters  Curly Dub   Options Ape-ology Presents Super Ape Vs the Return of Super Ape  Trojan  2007  CD  From 1976    0:05:53 ()
Max Romeo & the Upsetters  Revelation Dub   Options War ina Babylon  Hip-O Select/Island  2004  CD  From 1976    0:08:45 ()
Dennis Bovell  Dominion Dub   Options Decibel: More Cuts and Dubs 1976-1983  Pressure Sounds  2003  CD      0:13:41 ()
Augustus Pablo  Jah Light Version   Options East of the River Nile  Shanachie  2002  CD  From 1977    0:17:25 ()
Scientist  Jack Ruby Hi-Power   Options The People's Choice  Kingdom  1983  LP      0:19:33 ()
Sir Horatio  Sommadub   Options Fac. Dance 02: Factory Records 12" Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987  Strut  2012  CD  From 1981 (a.k.a. A Certain Ratio)  *   0:23:06 ()
Osiris  War (On the Bull-Shit!)   Options Go Go Get Down: Pure Ghetto Funk from Washington DC  Z  2012  CD  From 1982  *   0:36:57 ()
Claudja Barry  Wake Up and Make Love with Me   Options Feel the Fire  Chrysalis  1980  LP      0:46:33 ()
Ian Dury and the Blockheads  Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3   Options Do It Yourself  Edsel  2004  CD  12" version bonus track (1979)    0:52:15 ()
King Obstinate  Legs   Options Classics  Greenbay Record Co.  1986  LP      0:58:58 ()
Pulsallama  The Devil Lives in My Husband's Body   Options Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984  V2 Music  2006  CD  From 1982    1:03:40 ()
Liquid Liquid  Scraper   Options Optimo  99  1983  EP      1:07:01 ()
Dogmatic Element  Just Friends   Options Strange Passion: Explorations In Irish Post Punk, DIY and Electronic Music 1980-1983  B-Music  2012  CD    *   1:10:42 ()
Muscles of Joy  Water Break-Its-Neck   Options Muscles of Joy  Watts of Goodwill  2012  LP    *   1:13:49 ()
MI-GU  Spider   Options Choose the Light  Chimera Music  2012  CD  watch  *   1:22:54 ()
  Single File: a bunch of random small records with big holes
The Neon Philharmonic  Heighdy-Ho Princess   Options   Warner Bros.  1970  45      1:33:47 ()
Chris and Pauline Adams  The City at Night   Options   The Famous Charisma Record Label  1975  45      1:36:49 ()
Cat Stevens  Portobello Road   Options   Deram  1967  45      1:39:59 ()
The Cars  It's All I Can Do   Options   Elektra  1979  45      1:42:26 ()
Graham Central Station  Now Do-U-Wanta Dance   Options   Warner Bros.  1977  45      1:46:00 ()
Fontella Bass  Soul of the Man   Options   Checker  1965  45      1:49:45 ()
Joe Henderson  If You See Me Cry   Options   Todd  1962  45      1:53:18 ()
Al Stevens Polka Band  Radio Polka   Options   Big 4 Hits  1954  45      1:55:50 ()
Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey  Wanted   Options   Bell  1954  7"  Vocal: Lynn Roberts    1:58:11 ()
Moon Duo  Free Action   Options Circles  Sacred Bones  2012  CD    *   2:11:13 ()
Rangda  Plugged Nickel   Options Formerly Extinct  Drag City  2012  CD    *   2:16:27 ()
Neblung Price  Once There Was   Options Darker  Redhead  2001  CD  Featuring WFMU's own Jim Price!    2:22:13 ()
Bonnie Dobson  You Never Wanted Me   Options Bonnie Dobson  Rev-Ola  2006  CD  From 1969    2:24:58 ()
Beth Orton  Call Me the Breeze   Options Sugaring Season  Anti-  2012  CD    *   2:28:08 ()
Lavender Diamond  Teach Me How to Waken   Options Incorruptible Heart  Paracadute  2012  CD    *   2:32:33 ()
Lee Hazlewood  Souls Island   Options A House Safe for Tigers Original Soundtrack Recording  Light in the Attic  2012  CD  From 1975  *   2:35:56 ()
Julie London  One for My Baby   Options Your Number Please...  EMI  1997  CD  From 1959    2:42:26 ()
The Jive Five  What Time Is It?   Options The Doo Wop Box II: 101 More Vocal Group Gems  Rhino  1996  CD  From 1962    2:46:30 ()
Warren Zevon  Accidentally Like a Martyr   Options Excitable Boy  Asylum  1978  LP      2:49:52 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 9/30/12 12:08am Andrew Waterloo:

Good evening
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:09am Holly in NC:

Good evening, indeed!
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 12:12am Joe McG:

Good evening, Andrew and Holly! Hope you are feeling well and irie.
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:13am KP:

Hello, Joe.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 12:15am Joe McG:

Howdy, KP.
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:20am 12539:

(I'm not lurking, I'm just being very very quiet.)
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 12:22am Joe McG:

@12539: Lurking not shirking!
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:37am Matt from Springfield:

Yo yo yo-yo, Joe!
Hey Joe and everyone! Not purely a dub show, of course, but always welcome to play a little!
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:38am Andrew Waterloo:

I'm reading, and this is a good soundtrack.
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:39am Matt from Springfield:

Shirk? This brings up an old Fraggle song, but I love the lyrics here:
"Does a Doozer ever doze
Does a Doozer shirk
Does a Doozer thumb his nose
At doing Doozer work?"
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:40am Matt from Springfield:

Safe harbor I hope? Always lookin' out for the station.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 12:40am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt, what's up? Is a Doozer anything like a Dozer? (I think we're OK.)
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:41am Matt from Springfield:

Oh YAY!!!! I've heard this album before in the last few days, but I'm so proud the comp "Go Go Get Down: Pure Ghetto Funk from Washington DC" has honored the artists of my locality!
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:43am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Doozers are little, productive construction workers who build crystalline towers out of radish dust...unless someone's smokin' something weird, I don't expect anyone to see them now! ;)
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:43am Holly in NC:

It's a great comp, Matt
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 12:44am Joe McG:

You're lucky, Matt, to have go go in your back yard!
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:48am Matt from Springfield:

Chuck Brown! RIP. Go Go is more a funk offshoot than this original generation funk, but that 70s style of funk is still played at many parties and clubs even to this day! Most of the rest has faded from style, but around DC you still have 70s style funk singers and horn sections playing every weekend!
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 12:52am Joe McG:

@Matt: Very cool indeed.
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:52am Holly in NC:

Cool cover! Original is all time fave.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 12:54am Joe McG:

@Holly: I love the gender switch.
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:55am Matt from Springfield:

Was "Wake Up and Make Love with Me" performed by someone else originally, with switched genders?
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:57am Holly in NC:

Yes, this guy ;-)
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 12:59am Joe McG:

@Matt: A big hit for Ian Dury in the UK, I think!
  Sun. 9/30/12 12:59am Matt from Springfield:

Sir Ian! Love that guy! ;)
"pub rock", "punk", AND "postpunk"!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:00am Matt from Springfield:

Oh, and hiya Holly! And 12539 if you're still out there!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:02am Matt from Springfield:

WFMU! ALWAYS another reason to be cheerful!!! :)
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:02am Holly in NC:

Btw Joe, your beat matching this set is amazing - you found the gogo in a Brit!
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 1:04am Joe McG:

Thanks, Holly! If Ian only knew....
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:04am 12539:

Hi Matt. I was falling asleep but Claudja woke me up.
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:04am Matt from Springfield:

Kings, Princes and Dukes in reggae, didn't know "King Obstinate" was one of the Kings!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:05am Matt from Springfield:

Huzzah 12539! This set is worth staying awake for! :)
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:07am Matt from Springfield:

Ow ow ow owwwwwwllll!!! ;D
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 1:08am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:08am Holly in NC:

Another super fabulous classic! Xo
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:10am Matt from Springfield:

"Our insurance doesn't COVER it!!!" Score one to societal satire!!!
And a cheer that "pre-existing condition" will be permanently covered in a year from now!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:12am Matt from Springfield:

Wow, this xylophone melody was Liquid Liquid?? I've heard this before, somewhere...didn't realize the "White Lines" backing track people came up with this. Was it used for a PSA anywhere? That melody sounds familiar.
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:13am Holly in NC:

This is a close to perfect set, Joe, love the trajectory
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 1:15am Joe McG:

Somehow we've gone back to the UK, not sure how!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

Eclectic little new release from Muscles of Joy!
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 1:21am Joe McG:

They performed live on The Long Rally a few months ago... Glaswegian lasses.
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:21am Julie:

great song!
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 1:23am Joe McG:

I just realized I played the wrong song, ugh! Record sides used to be so easy to detect.
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:23am Holly in NC:

Hi Julie!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:26am Matt from Springfield:

Well, at least we got a good cut from Glaswegian Muscles of Joy! :)
And good late-evening there, Julie! :)
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:27am Julie:

Hiya Matt & Holly, and Joe McGee
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:30am Matt from Springfield:

Joe's made his "bed" in Jamaica tonight!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:31am Holly in NC:

I wish Doug S was listening, we have a running thing about spiders
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:33am Matt from Springfield:

Country music and sunshine pop! Works for me!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:34am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Holly, did you know that I'm selling a shower stall *guaranteed* not to have spiders drop in on it? ;D
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 1:37am Joe McG:

@Holly: I don't get Doug too often, alas. He's having a nice sleep out there in Pittsburgh, I hope!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:37am Matt from Springfield:

Neon Philharmonic!! "Morn-ing Girlllll"
Did you eat your box of Cheeriosssssssss, and powder up your pretty nossssssse? :)
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:38am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: Thanks though for recommending that Korean set to Doug recently, liked that guy!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:39am Julie:

Part of this guy's voice reminds me of Al Stewart
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 1:39am Joe McG:

@Matt: Doug is my radio idol. Influencing him in any way is a great honor.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 1:40am Joe McG:

@Julie: Hi, BTW! And you're right, he DOES sound a bit like Al.
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:43am Matt from Springfield:

Al's next all-acoustic tour: playing acoustic guitar and performing late 60s pop ballads, including Neon Philharmonic, Gary Puckett and Cat Stevens!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:44am Holly in NC:

@Matt - if also guarantee no cave crickets leaping out of drain I'll take 2!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:44am Matt from Springfield:

During my week in London I went to Portobello Road's Saturday market--great place to go if you're in London. Very crowded, but you're bound to find something you like there!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:46am Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: Sure, for a monthly cricket-free maintenance fee ;)
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:46am Julie:

what about Palmettos?
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 1:46am Joe McG:

@Matt: I liked it myself when I went, although I didn't see anybody named Leon smiling, at least as far as I know.
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:47am Holly in NC:

I really do like the Cars.
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:49am Matt from Springfield:

Julie: Whoa! Palmettos, stinkbugs and Junebugs are just a part of Southern life! No one can prevent those!!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:51am northguineahills:

I'm so glad I no longer I have to deal w/ palmetto bugs anymore.
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:51am Holly in NC:

No palmettos in bathroom, thank goodness. Slugs, though. How they get in no idea. Will have to start leaving saucers of beer by the commode!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:53am Matt from Springfield:

Hey former Floridian NGH!
@Holly: Don't know if they'll walk into salt, but it sure dissolves slugs!
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:54am northguineahills:

Yes, indeedy, I'm Floridian bred.
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:58am Matt from Springfield:

Good vocals from Joe Henderson!
(And from somewhat-forgotten Fontella, of course!)
  Sun. 9/30/12 1:59am Holly in NC:

@ngh - the palmettos are esp large this year, at least in Durham. Fuckers.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:02am Holly in NC:

When I djd in western MA, highest rated show was Sat am polka show, it was umtouchable
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:03am northguineahills:

The really big ones would succumb to a good stomp, you'd have kick them a few times, if they didn't fly away, and then, if successful, you have to deal w/ the sulfur-esque aroma.

I've been having many polka conversations WFMU'ers in the last week, oddly (or not) enough.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:04am Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: And why not? Those fans of that show will listen EVERY week, cause no one else is playin' it!
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:07am Matt from Springfield:

NASA is in fact hiring, IF you're a physical scientist--social scientists need not apply (I don't have enough hard science background--then again it's tough to make the astronaut cut, I probably wouldn't make that anyway). But, if you're a physical scientist, in great shape and having great vision, you just might become an astronaut!
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:08am Holly in NC:

Who did the lovely vocals on Wanted - didn't catch name, sorry.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:08am Matt from Springfield:

"Rescue Me" B-side!! Thanks Joe!!
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:13am KP:

Ambien punk rock?
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:13am Brian in UK:

Mornin' Joe, Matt, ngh, Holly.
Hard to believe but I was singing (to myself) Portobello Road last week. Matthew & Son that this single comes from was my first bought album. Paper round money.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 2:14am Joe McG:

@KP: Yes, they drive around without remembering where they went listening to the Ramones.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:15am KP:

My Words With Friends sound effects are playing through the radio. Hope that is not too distracting.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:16am KP:

That sounds like 20 of my best years.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 2:16am Joe McG:

@Brian: Hi, Brian! A fine first album, indeed!
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 2:17am Joe McG:

My first album was "Young and Rich" by the Tubes. I wonder what THAT means!
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 2:18am Joe McG:

What was everyone's first album?
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:20am Holly in NC:

Hi Brian! In these parts kids don't have paper routes anymore - all routes covered by adults, with cars. Sad on several levels.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:25am Holly in NC:

Tough question - K-Tel Dynamite, Donny Osmond, waylon Jennings all in running...and inherited Hello Muddah & Felix the Cat 7ins
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:25am KP:

Paul Revere and the Raiders Greatest Hits? That would be a little later on for me but I mostly listened to records at friends' houses.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:29am KP:

One of those friends, the No. 1 one, and I went to see mark Lindsay in city a few years ago. It was fantastic and quite emotional.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 2:29am Joe McG:

These are all great answers!
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:29am Holly in NC:

And as far as lps purchasef FOR me, cruel family made me cry via Puff & terrified me via Snow White. Trauma.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:31am KP:

This Bonnie Dobson wrote Morning Dew? Wowzer!
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:32am mark:

Evening all. Pretty sure mine was BTO's Not Fragile. Still like that one I must say.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 2:33am Joe McG:

@KP: Yep, she even rerecorded it on this very album. @Mark: Hey, Mark! You have nothing to be ashamed of.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:35am KP:

I will have to look into that. Awaiting Jade, that will be my second ever album.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:36am Holly in NC:

I believe BTO's Takin' Care of Business is on K-Tel Dynamite...
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:41am Holly in NC:

Lee. Love.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 2:43am Joe McG:

I play a lot of Lee Hazlewood. Can't help it.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:46am KP:

Set em up Joe.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:48am KP:

Has there been a lee Hazelwood cover album? Is that a stupid question?
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 2:48am Joe McG:

I just had a sublime radio nerd moment: The lyric "It's quarter to three..." played exactly at 2:45.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:49am Holly in NC:

Another great segue! Joe, you & Mary Wing need to have a segue throwdown.
And Monica.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:50am KP:

And set up by Joe.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:51am Holly in NC:

Oh now you're just showing off ;-)
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:52am KP:

Those personal transportation things? You and Mary could joust in them.
Avatar Sun. 9/30/12 2:52am Joe McG:

@Holly: You just mentioned my name among some pretty primo company, Holly. I'm all a-flutter.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:54am Holly in NC:

and now you're making me cry. Great song.
  Sun. 9/30/12 2:57am KP:

Well I know that tune. Fun again joe, see ya holly.
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