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Options July 4, 2016: The Twelfth of July

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Monsoon  Tomorrow Never Knows   Options single  The Mobile Suit Corporation  1982  12"      0:00:00 ()
Hashish  Fly Away   Options A Product of Hashish  Whoa Dad  2016  CD    *   0:06:36 ()
Ahmed Malek  Omar Gatlato   Options Musique Originale de Films  Habibi Funk  2016  CD  70s sometime in Algeria  *   0:14:41 ()
Pierre Vassiliu  Generique Debut   Options Ils... Bande Originale du film  Born Bad  2016  45  From 1970  *   0:17:48 ()
Morricone Youth  Maidens   Options The Adventures of Prince Achmed Original Live Score  Country Club  2016  LP    *   0:21:13 ()
Mulatu Astatke  Yègellé Tezeta   Options single  Mr Bongo  2016  45  "My Own Memory"; From 1969  *   0:25:52 ()
Lizzy Mercier Descloux  Queen of Overdub Kisses   Options Zulu Rock  Light in the Attic  2016  CD  From 1984  *   0:29:05 ()
Tom Tom Club  Tom Tom Theme / L'Elephant   Options Tom Tom Club  Sire  1981  LP      0:33:36 ()
King Crimson  Elephant Talk   Options Discipline  Warner Bros.  1981  LP      0:38:59 ()
Talking Heads  The Great Curve   Options The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads  Sire  1982  LP      0:44:06 ()
Lee Bates  (What Am I Gonna Do) What Am I Gonna Say   Options Mainstream Modern Soul 1969-1976  Kent Soul  2016  CD  From 1975  *   0:50:18 ()
Durand Jones & the Indications  Groovy Babe   Options Durand Jones & the Indications  Colemine  2016  CD    *   0:53:51 ()
Sir Mack Rice  I Can Never Be Satisfied - Pt. I   Options single  Atco  1976  45  R.I.P.    0:56:55 ()
The Kamikaze Pilots  Sharon Signs to Cherry Red   Options Sharon Signs to Cherry Red: Independent Women 1979-1985  RPM/Cherry Red  2016  CD  From 1985  *   1:10:38 ()
The Kamikaze Sex Pilots  Sharon's Been Deflowered and Defoliated   Options Sharon Signs to Cherry Red: Independent Women 1979-1985  RPM/Cherry Red  2016  CD  From 1985; the sequel!  *   1:13:08 ()
Hurrah!  If It Rains   Options The Sound of Philadelphia  Rev-Ola  2011  CD  From 1983    1:16:22 ()
New Boss  Different Souls   Options Home Problems  New Boss  2016  CD    *   1:20:21 ()
The Devils  Azazel   Options The Devils  Voodoo Rhythm  2016  CD    *   1:22:16 ()
Lesley Gore  That's the Way Boys Are   Options Boys, Boys, Boys  Ace  2016  CD  From 1964  *   1:24:21 ()
The Move  Don't Hang Up   Options Move  Esoteric Recordings  2016  CD  previously unreleased radio performance, 1/66  *   1:26:26 ()
Hank Sylvern  It Had to Be You   Options The Hi-Fi Hands of Hank Sylvern  ABC-Paramount  1957  LP      1:28:36 ()
Bob Dylan  It Had to Be You   Options Fallen Angels  Columbia  2016  CD    *   1:30:56 ()
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row
The Isley Brothers  If He Can, You Can   Options single  Buddah  1970  45      1:40:04 ()
Earl Bostic and His Orchestra  Deep Purple   Options single  King  1953  45      1:42:51 ()
The dB's  Big Brown Eyes   Options single  Albion  1981  45      1:45:18 ()
Jennifer and Angela  I've Heard It All Before   Options single  Verve Folkways  1966  45      1:47:13 ()
Berlin  No More Words   Options single  Geffen  1984  45      1:49:34 ()
Bettye Swann  No Faith No Love   Options single  Capitol  1969  45      1:53:21 ()
11 '80s 12s
New Order  Blue Monday   Options 12" single  Qwest  1983  12"      2:02:29 ()
The Cure  Close to Me   Options 12" single  Elektra  1985  12"  "extended remix version"    2:09:10 ()
Bow Wow Wow  Baby, Oh No   Options 12" single  RCA  1982  12"  "Special Remixed Version"    2:16:03 ()
Bananarama  Aie a Mwana (Dub Mix)   Options 12" single  London  1982  12"      2:21:13 ()
Shriekback  My Spine (Is the Bassline)   Options 12" single  Y  1983  12"  remix    2:25:48 ()
ABC  How to Be a Zillionaire (Acapella)   Options 12" single  Mercury  1985  12"      2:29:37 ()
The Sugarcubes  Birthday   Options 12" single  One Little Indian  1987  12"  "(icelandic)"    2:33:07 ()
Frank Chickens  Fujiyama Mama   Options 12" single  Kaz  1984  12"      2:37:07 ()
David Bowie  Space Oddity   Options 12" single  RCA  1980  12"  "Disco-Remix"    2:41:16 ()
Peter Schilling  Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst)   Options 12" single  Elektra  1983  12"  original German version    2:46:00 ()
Erasure  Oh L'Amour   Options 12" single  Sire  1986  12"  "(Re-mix)"    2:51:02 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:03am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. What unexpected earliness.
  Mon. 7/4/16 9:04am V Priceless:

Hey Joe! Happy 4th to ya!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:04am Sem Chumbo:

Good morning, Joe, and hello, across the-pond-er, BiUK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:04am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...compare to Danielle Dax version...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:05am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...this - the extraordinary Sheila Chandra...
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:08am Joe McG:

Hi, folks, and happy 4th of July, if that rings your bell. No Sousa tributes to America today, unfortunately!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:09am Brian in UK:

Hello Sem, the UK has cast off and is somewhere close to the Azores on its way to the US. Due to the fact that everyone wants a window seat the UK is in danger of tipping over completely. Ensuring that Malcolm Gladwell's much overused expression is utilised.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:13am Joe McG:

@Brian: Looking forward to the crash when the islands collide.
  Mon. 7/4/16 9:13am famous original icecreamwolf:

Hello all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:13am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy 240th birthday, USA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:16am annie:

hello from on the road of the Nick's Diner tour! currently back in upstate new york and heading to connecticut wednesday.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:18am Sem Chumbo:

Ah, we have much to thank/blame Mr. Malcolm for. Watched and read much in the pre-June 23 run-up.
Oh, what a tangled web was woven.
Meanwhile, the potatoes are doing fine here.
  Mon. 7/4/16 9:18am famous original icecreamwolf:

I misread this as Omar Gelato.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:18am Sem Chumbo:

DIBS! on Omar Gelato as a character name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:22am melinda:

Great tunes, Joe. I liked that version of Tomorrow Never Knows, nice kickoff.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:23am Joe McG:

"Omar Gelato" is a famous Algerian movie starring Omar Gatlato. Little known fact.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:23am Brian in UK:

@Sem I used to got to skool with a guy called Steve Napolitano. (close)

There are lies, damn lies and referendums.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:25am Joe McG:

Thanks, melinda. I toyed with a "Tomorrow Never Knows" set since I like every version ever recorded, but then somebody reminded me of "Then He Kissed Me" a few weeks ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:25am Brian in UK:

My wife made some delicious Christmas Pudding ice cream earlier this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:25am Ken From Hyde Park:

@annie - The bridge tolls over the Hudson are currently $1.25 between Bear Mountain Bridge and Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Set some change aside for a quick trip through the toll booth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:27am annie:

thanks ken..!! my son is heading to NJersey tomorrow to pick up the sound equipment and an extra camera.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:27am Brian in UK:

Unmistakable Ethiopian groove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:28am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's a Hit.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:28am Joe McG:

@RR63: I play nothing but...! :)
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:31am Sweet Essence of Giraffe:

@BiuK: bought my first tab of acid from a guy named Ralph Tripp.
Christmas Pudding ice cream sounds like a winner. Can I order from Tesco?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:32am Brian in UK:

We got five second hand chickens yesterday. The old birds have all gone to meet their maker.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:34am Sweet Essence of Giraffe:

So, 2nd hand chickens. You have to egg them on to produce?
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:35am Sweet Essence of Giraffe:

And the old birds went home to meet their maker, a Cosmic egg I presume?
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:37am Joe McG:

I like all this animal talk. Suits the tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:37am melinda:

I love this Tom Tom Club song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:39am Andrew Waterloo:

this Tom Tom Club is amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:40am Brian in UK:

We did not have to shell out a fortune. There were four eggs this morning. They do look very tatty in the feather department but that will soon improve.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:41am Andrew Waterloo:

guess I can wait a little while longer before getting coffee :)
  Mon. 7/4/16 9:41am Greg from ZONE 5:

Happy 4th, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:42am Sweet Essence of Giraffe:

KC and the Elephant Talk Band. Wonderful.
@BiUK, those rescue chickens do not know how good they have it now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:44am Brian in UK:

Yes Sem, thanks to the EU battery hen farming was stopped. It is still bad but not as bad. Still all those Leave numb nuts wanted to talk about was immigration.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:44am Joe McG:

Hey Greg! Happy one to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:45am Brian in UK:

This reminds me, must watch 'Stop Playing Tents' again, great live film.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:45am Nanker Phelge:

The Name of this show is Surface Noise !
  Mon. 7/4/16 9:46am Jack:

Adrian Belew, the Lone Rhinoceres
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:47am Joe McG:

@Nanker: Ha! I hate it when people use the "The."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:48am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's a big enuff tent for us all to Resign.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 9:51am Webhamster Henry:

I really liked this TH live album.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:52am Sweet Essence of Giraffe:

That King Crimson sounded like it belonged on *My Life in the Bush of Ghosts*, reminded by Talking Heads cut. There, no *the*
  Mon. 7/4/16 9:52am Jeffy Jazz:

Wow, was the live TH really 1982?! Yikes!
Nice Adrian Belew mini-set, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:56am Joe McG:

@Jeffy: I hear he's a real nice guy!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:57am joshuafried:

Shades of 'Superfly' - or 'Superfly''s got shades of this. Either way, it's super fly
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:58am joshuafried:

(i mean 'groovy babe')
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 9:59am Joe McG:

@joshua: I'm always a bit skeptical of these new soul bands trying to sound like old soul bands but that track smokes.
  Mon. 7/4/16 9:59am P-90:

Great set, and Happy Fourth, Joe McG and McFriends. And I can confirm that Adrian B is a REAL nice guy, a true gentleman. Or gentle man.
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:00am Jeffy Jazz:

Yeah, Joe! Saw him with KC, TH and The Bears back in the day. He was always smiling and having a blast.
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:03am P-90:

and @Sem: I remember (cause I'm THAT old) when that KC "Discipline" album was released, everyone was saying it sounded a bit like Talking Heads.
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:05am Jack:

also, "City of Tiny Lights" with Zappa, a lot of fun.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:05am Marc Francis:

Happy 4th Joe and all! I am north of the border and waxing nostalgic for the smell of July 4th BBQ.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:07am Sweet Essence of Giraffe:

@P-90: good to see you here and read your tales of long ago:-D.
I am now searching using* TH and KC* terms, just 'cause I'd want to read that for myself.
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:09am famous original icecreamwolf:

Yes to 12 inches!!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:10am Marc Francis:

Joe McG: DO IT!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:11am Joe McG:

Two yes votes so far for 80s 12"s. Any other opinions?
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:15am coelacanth:

good morning Joe and others
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:16am joshuafried:

Didn't even see the year! Hah--I got Boltoned.
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:17am Dave:

7 inches
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 10:18am Andrew Waterloo:

yes to 12"s
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:20am coelacanth:

okay, then. i'd pretty definitely enjoy the usual 7"ers much more; but it doesn't really matter.
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:22am P-90:

Chris and Tina famously had some kind of falling out with Adrian during those Tom Tom Club sessions.
They're all to professional to discuss it in public, but apparently some of Adrian's favorite guitar parts, that he has been led to believe were intrinsic to some of the songs, wound up being removed completely from the final mix, done in his absence. And erased, so he couldn't even keep personal copies of what he'd done.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:22am Joe McG:

Maybe I'll do both! I did bring 45s, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 10:23am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

12"s mean - long remixes & dancey trax? If we're talking, say, Julian Cope, that's one thing...

...A not uncommon refrain from Lead Guitarists...
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:24am Jeffy Jazz:

@P-90: Damn, I would love to hear those outtakes!
His playing with Bowie was great, too. There's a YT of the band in Germany doing Stay and it's just beautiful.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:25am Marc Francis:

One show a year of 12"s seems fun!
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:25am melinda:

Combo of 7 and 12s sounds good.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:25am Joe McG:

@P-90: Wow, didn't know that! @RR63: Some dancey, but in a cheesy 80s way.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:25am coelacanth:

yeah, if you've got a 12" with an 8 minute Adrian Belew git solo, i'm down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 10:31am Brian in UK:

Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:33am coelacanth:

i did buy some of those cheesey dance extensions in the 80s. - sheena easton; several by the cure; heaven 17....i plan to part with them though. it's a lot of space and weight for just a couple of songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 10:35am Greg from ZONE 5:

We'll duet that, Joe.
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:35am Dean:

Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" on 12" was the best record of 1987.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:37am coelacanth:

sorry, no! that might have to be "come on, pilgrim" by the pixies.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:41am Joe McG:

@Dean: I won't argue with that. @Greg: Excellent!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:41am coelacanth:

here, a good example of why i like single file.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 10:41am Ken From Hyde Park:

As long as I can hear the surface noise, either format works for me.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:43am coelacanth:

the isleys had some extended mixes in the 80s! (hint hint!)
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:45am Joe McG:

@coelacanth: Wish I had some with me!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:46am Faye:

fav tune!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:47am Joe McG:

Faye! Nice work last eve.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:48am coelacanth:

Thanks anyway Joe!
...i just looked and i guess most of the isleys' badass dance mixes (ie: "fight the power") were in the 70s' anyway.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:48am JakeGould:

Nobody’s made a cassingle joke yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 10:49am Guido from Cologne:

Love this Jennifer and Angela
Hi Joe!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:49am coelacanth:

if not for the production this could easily be a current track.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:49am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Jennifer and Angela, wow!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:51am Joe McG:

Hey Todd! Good one, right?
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:52am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Yeah...probably a good deal too, only copy I can find currently for sale would set me back a C note!
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:52am Dean:

Agh! Had a flash recollection of Extreme's "More than Words"! Traumatic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 10:52am Guido from Cologne:

Jennifer Lewis & Angela Strange - I've Heard It All Before
Could it be it is an English production.
On YouTube only EMI-Columbia-pressings
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:52am Joe McG:

@Todd: What? I paid $2 for it!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:53am Ham:

no more words!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 10:55am Joe McG:

@Dean: Sorry to do that to you, Dean. But "No More Words" is a MUCH better song.
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:56am Dean:

Heck, yeah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 10:56am Guido from Cologne:

Just checked Phil Dennys:
Arranger active in the UK
  Mon. 7/4/16 10:58am Dean:

They're still playing live.
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:00am Jeffy Jazz:

Berlin is probably playing at B.B. Kings or a casino near you. All 80s bands eventually end up playing those places.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:01am Uncle Michael:

What are words for, when no one listens anymore?
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:02am Marc Francis:

Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:02am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Blue Monday?
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:02am the Canterbury wood-elf:

  Mon. 7/4/16 11:03am famous original icecreamwolf:

Red White and Blue Monday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Red, White and Blue Monday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:04am Kelly Jones:

Another morning saved from suicide by JOE MCGASKO and Blue Monday. I love when you know a song from the first nanosecond!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:05am Ken From Hyde Park:

@wolf - Jinx!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:05am Joe McG:

Kelly! Happy Blue Monday to you!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:07am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Apparently this song was built around something that malfunctioning drum machine did, so it's arguably the foundation of "glitch electronica".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:08am Brian in UK:

First time listener - to this tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:08am Brian in UK:

....and probably last time listener.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:09am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bebe and Louis Barron were circuit-bending in the 1950s to do the 'Forbidden Planet' soundtrack...but it wasn't especially Dancey...
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:10am coelacanth:

i've got this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:10am Ken From Hyde Park:

Blexit, eh?
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:10am V Priceless:

@Joe: any Stranglers among your 12" collection today?
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:10am Listener Alexandra:

Happy 4th, Joe...thanks for all of the 80s goodness this morning :-)
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:10am Dean:

Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" 12" was 1986. Motorhead's first single was 1977.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:12am Joe McG:

@VP: Alas, no. @Alex: You bet! It's my vacation day, too, so I'm just playing it simple. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:14am Kelly Jones:

Joe, Ignore the haters, I'm livin' my college party days all over again AT THIS EXACT MOMENT.
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:14am tadpoles:

Hey Joe. Any Soft Cell 12"ers - Say "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:14am Listener Alexandra:

Nice, Joe! We'll raise a fine San Diego beer to you today :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:15am Dave in Vermont:

memories of driving home from high school in Sussex Cty
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:15am Joe McG:

@Kelly: Try to keep your head out of the toilet! @tadpoles: I actually gave away my only Soft Cell 12" to Daniel Blumin for his birthday. He liked it!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:15am FernandoBelmondo:

Hi Joe, Todd, Faye and all fellow listeners. I'm always in for an 80's throwback. Bring it on!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:17am coelacanth:

Hey! i was hoping you had some bow wow wow!
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:17am P-90:

Underrated band!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

80s party? Time for some Doug and the Slugs!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:18am Joe McG:

@Ken: Ha ha! Makin' it work!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:18am Parq:

"Baby Oh No" was one of my all-time favorite 80s single. I hate making lists, but if I did manage to narrow it down to 5, this would be on it. Digging this extended version, which I never heard before.
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:18am melinda:

I love B W W
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:22am coelacanth:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:23am ChrisB.:

The 12" remix craze kept Arthur Baker pretty busy during the 80's.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:24am JakeGould:

New Wave 12"’s going steady.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:24am Marc Francis:

Hot damn, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:27am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good gravy! There's a float in the parade here that is a teen rock band on a flatbed and they're playing "Back in Black"!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:29am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Second time i've heard this Shriekback in a week (Marty M played it a few days ago), having completely missed it in the 80s. And Bananarama, wow! Never knew they did anything like that...
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:29am Joe McG:

@Ken: More grads from the school of rock. @ChrisB: True enough! @Parq: Glad I could spin that for you!
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:31am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

You're hitting a sweet spot w/ this set, Joe.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:33am JakeGould:

@KenFromHydePark: Have they played “7 Nation Army” yet?
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:35am Joe McG:

@Bryan: Thanks! I don't think I've ever played The Sugarcubes/Bjork on my show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:37am Brian in UK:

They recorded Motorcycle Mama for Elektra's Mabinogion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:38am Ken From Hyde Park:

@Jake - No, I think they only practiced that one song for their performance.
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:40am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

I was just listening to Hosono's version of this song the other day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:40am Ken From Hyde Park:

Nice salute, Joe, to the intrepid Icelandic soccer team.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:40am JakeGould:

Speaking of “Frank Chickens” I’m not too sure about chicken franks this July 4th or any day to be honest.
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:40am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

@joe -- that birthday 12" was basically my freshman year in college in one platter.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:41am Joe McG:

@Ken: Ha ha, go Iceland!
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:41am Jeffy Jazz:

Frank Chickens!! Get Chickenized!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:43am Brian in UK:

Let's not talk football....or politics....or weather.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:43am Joe McG:

@Brian: That leaves music and food. OK by me!
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:45am JakeGould:

So this is the disco remix of “Space Oddity?” Where is the disco?
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:45am Mike Sin:

Re: Space Oddity
Viewing from my phone -- was this version that 1980 (?) version that appeared on TV show or some such?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:45am Brian in UK:

Yes Joe, we are trying to name the new chooks but they are all so similar. Twinkle, Sparkle & Ruby so far.

This is a disco-remix?
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:46am Parq:

That Frank Chickens track was a big FMU hit when it first came out.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:47am Marc Francis:

When does the disco part of the disco mix kick in?
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:47am Joe McG:

@Mike and Brian: I'm not sure if it's the same one as the TV show, but it is 1980 and clearly re-recorded. As for being a disco record, I'm not sure adding a big thudding kickdrum in a dirgey fashion constitutes disco! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:48am Brian in UK:

Disco to go.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:48am Joe McG:

A not quite "Disco Oddity." All due respect to D.B.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:49am Parq:

Oh man, I haven't even thought about this Schilling track in forever.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:50am Joe McG:

@Parq: The 12" is a "Super 12" with FOUR versions! About three too many.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:51am Brian in UK:

Well DB was never Mr Chuckles, a morose character but there was always some humour lurking as a saving grace.
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:52am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Good God he went for the Erasure.
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:53am tadpoles:

2 sets of '45s (I presume) Joe. Couldn't be better thanks.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:53am Joe McG:

@tadpoles: You bet! @Bryan: What could be more 80s than Erasure? Except for maybe Simple Minds.
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:54am Joe McG:

Or Tears for Fears, which Sharon loved so much in that earlier song....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:54am Brian in UK:

Where's Frankie?
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:55am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

@joe I got into this groove this week listening to a bunch of YMO and Hosono records and I ended up downloading the first couple OMD records and true confessions they sounded so awesome I almost cried.
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:55am tadpoles:

Or the oft forgotten Thomas Dolby
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:55am JakeGould:

On this July 4th remember those who shed tears so the rest of us could drink beers.
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:56am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

@tadpoles @joe or Echo, tbh
Avatar Mon. 7/4/16 11:56am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, everyone! Hope you have a relaxing day and a great week!
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:56am Dean:

Shout. Shout. Let it all out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:57am Brian in UK:

Great show, Joe. So what's this Independence thing like?
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:57am Dean:

Independence is hot dog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/4/16 11:59am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hmm. Whereas on one hand the 1980s were when things began to go off the rails Commercially in many respects - it was also a time when the PopCharts & the Experimental Edge had some dalliance w/ each other...That was quite bearable...
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:59am Jeffy Jazz:

Great show, Joe! Enjoy the 4th and thanks for the mem'ries!
  Mon. 7/4/16 11:59am V Priceless:

Thanx Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/5/16 8:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

This morning, I learned that the kids in the parade were from the Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock, NY. www.rockacademy.com
  Tue. 7/5/16 8:03pm John W:

I was in college in the 80s and am now working on another degree. So the singles set was great for working on a paper. Thanks!
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