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Options December 2, 2011: Superman (with Special Guest Will Hermes)
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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Superman  Cili Bee & the Bunch   Options   Orange  1977  45   
Kronos Quartet  Marquee Moon   Options Rubaiyat: Elektra's 40th Anniversary  Elektra  1990  CD  Television cover 
Donna Summer  I Feel Love   Options Bad Girls (Deluxe Edition)  Mercury  2003  CD  Originally released in 1977; Plus President Richard Nixon's resignation speech 
Blondie  Riip Her to Shreds   Options Blondie  Chrysalis  1985  CD  Originally released in 1976 
Television  Blank Generation   Options Spurts: The Richard Hell Story  Sire / Rhino  2005  CD  Recorded live at CBGB's, 1974 
Television  Venus   Options Marquee Moon  Elektra/Rhino  2003  CD  Originally released 1977 
Jack Ruby  Bored Stiff   Options Jack Ruby  UgExplode  2011  CD  Recorded in 1974 
DNA  5:30   Options DNA On DNA  No More Records  2008  CD  Live at CBGB's 1978 
Ramones  I Don't Wanna Be Learned / I Don't Wanna Be Tamed / You Should Never Have Opened That Door   Options Ramones  Rhino  2001  CD  demo 
Kiss  Strange Ways   Options Hotter than Hell  Casablance    CD  Originally released in 1974 
Lou Reed  Hangin' Round   Options          
Patti Smith  We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together   Options          
Blue Öyster Cult  Career of Evil   Options          
Eddie Palmieri  Un Dia Bonita   Options The Sun of Latin Music  Charly  2001  CD  Originally released in 1974 
Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino  Choco's Guajira   Options Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino  Bethlehem  2000  CD  Originally released in 1976 
Willie Colon  Son Guijira del Encuentro   Options El Baquine de Angelitos Negros  Fania  2006  CD   
Air  Through a Keyhole Darkly   Options Air Raid  India Navigation  1984  LP   
Art Ensemble of Chicago  Barnyard Scuffle Shuffle   Options Fanfare for the Warriors  Atlantic  1974  LP   
Eddie Kendricks  Girl You Need A Change Of Mind   Options Keep On Truckin'  Motown  2005  CD  Originally released in 1972 
The Temptations  Law of the Land   Options Nicky Siano's Legendary The Gallery: The Original New York Disco 1973-77  Soul Jazz  2004  CD  Originally released in 1973 
Meredith Monk  Biography   Options Beginnings  Tzadik  2009  CD  Recorded in 1972 

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Listener comments!

  3:03pm Cecile:

I haven't heard this song in almost 25 years.
It's still kind of creepy.
  3:04pm Cecile:

a weird mix of Donna Summers's smut years and Silver Convention.
  3:05pm Cecile:

and I hope she read this beforehand:
  3:11pm hamburger:

looks like superman is undecided , magical radio juice or cheeseburgers..
  3:11pm Mike East:

tuning in late today. Hello Kurt, Cecile, hamburger
  3:12pm Cecile:

I feel Love isn't from Bad Girls!
Hi, Mike East.
  3:12pm glenn:

gotta be giorgio moroder producing this donna summer.
  3:12pm Jett Brando:

I can't believe I have one, but I think that this is my favorite DS song.
  3:12pm Looms:

Hi Kurt! Do you have the powerfunny Barom One's cover of I Feel Love at the station?
  3:13pm glenn:

i'm gonna try and rework it for acoustic guitar and bass voice.
  3:15pm Jett Brando:

I think I saw Mimi Ferocious do this live a few years ago.
  3:16pm Cecile:

I remember seeing this live...
  3:17pm glenn:

ha. it's the same riff as roxette, except in the key of c.
  3:18pm Caryn:

Dickie needs more cowbell...
  3:26pm DJKG:

hi everyone. cecile - you're right about 'bad girls.' but i was playing it from the 'bad girls' double cd reissue. just changed the playlist to reflect. thanks!
  3:28pm Kid:

Mommy, I didn't know Ronald McDonald could fly!
  3:28pm andymorphic:

what is up with all the television? did someone die?
  3:29pm Kid:

And he stole my pj's!!!!
  3:30pm paula pc:

if we're getting at least 30 more mins of this 73-77 stuff b/c of Will's book...HALLELUJAH, Kurt! You GO!
  3:37pm Jaca Pwal Adamu:

Cili Bee & the Bunch, a first listen for me. Cool.
  3:38pm das:

Never heard these Ramones tunes before, wow!
  3:38pm Jett Brando:

Is that Paula Carino?
  3:39pm ?:

  3:40pm Cecile:

Weird kiss deep cut. I approve.
  3:41pm Cybermaven:

KISS!!!! YES!!!! Peter Criss on vocals doing an Ace Frehley penned tune! Yes, I was in the Kiss Army back in the 70's!!! Ace Frehley still kicks ASS!!!
  3:42pm Jett Brando:

This early Kiss is the only stuff I like by them. So heavy.
  3:42pm paula pc:

@jett: not Paula Carino
  3:42pm PKNY:

"Strange Ways"! Back when Kiss actually wrote good songs!
  3:44pm paula pc:

@jett: sorry!
  3:44pm Cecile:

now play some Good Rats. I dare you!
  3:44pm 37:

great stuff so far!
  3:45pm Mike East:

was recently thinking I need to revisit Transformer. Its been a while.
  3:45pm Jett Brando:

@ Paula: Haha. No prob. She's a great musician.
  3:46pm Jett Brando:

Anyone else here some chord change similarities b/w this and "Rip Her to Shreds?"
  3:47pm Jett Brando:

*hear* - jeez, and from an English teacher, too.
  3:48pm Jett Brando:

(meaning "Hangin' Round)
  3:49pm andymorphic:

i love this time and place in music....great set
  3:54pm Cecile:

I would think they were.
I thought We Three was about Verlaine and Alan Lanier.
  3:56pm Cecile:

Also? Do you have any Mumps?
  4:02pm Cecile:

Yeah, and she was sleeping with Alan lanier.
  4:03pm Cecile:

if you play The Revenge of Vera Gemini from Agents of Fortune, there's a Patti rap in the middle.
  4:05pm Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Kurt and all the listeners.
  4:08pm Cecile:

I want to know if WIll Hermes read old Stereo Reviews at all in his research - they had some surprising stuff hidden among the audio equipment reports. That's where I learned about Patti Smith, the Wildflowers records, Steve Lacy and first read Lester Bangs.
  4:11pm Cecile:

they had a huge, huge salsa article I remember.
  4:12pm Carmichael:

Post lunch hello to KG and listers.
  4:16pm Van in Dallas:

Have been enjoying the show. Off to start the weekend now though. Thanks DJKG!
  4:16pm Nordens fåglar:

Palmieri´s blowing my mind, incredible:) /NF, sweden
  4:16pm Richard from Venezuela:

Salsa brava day on wfmu. Hot rod played some Hector lavoe and Willie Colon. Terrific.
  4:17pm Richard from Venezuela:

Musica sabrosa.
  4:24pm john:

loving this interview.. purchasing the book now....
  4:30pm Richard from Venezuela:

any story about Oscar D' Leon?
  4:41pm Cecile:

now i'm confused - I thought salsa was Puerto Rican?
  4:47pm Zach in Philly:

loved that song, wow
  4:48pm wi ldneil:

That droney thing was way way way cool!
  4:51pm still b/p:

Salsa instructor used to tell us "With your shoulders and your hips and your body....tell a story."
  4:52pm Cecile:

Play El Cantante!
  4:52pm Richard from Venezuela:

Henry Fiol have free and legal records on their site:

  4:53pm Caryn:

Love salsa, but having permanently damaged my leg in a salsa accident, it's a love fraught with dark undertones...
  4:53pm Richard from Venezuela:

Agreed with cecile. Play Todopoderoso too. Please.
  4:54pm glenn:

i'm not great at salsa, but i make the best guacamole in the univers.
  4:55pm 37:

great show, great interview, great book..... just bought it!!!
  4:56pm Richard from Venezuela:

Will hermes Book site:

  4:57pm Cecile:

sam rivers was a huge linchpin in this. I know many of the WIldflowers volumes were recorded in his loft.
  4:59pm glenn:

what day's his b'day? i was born in dec. 1960.
  5:01pm Cecile:

  5:01pm Cecile:

Chico Freeman, too!
  5:05pm Cecile:

Air Lore was the one with all the Scott Joplin covers. Impossible to find.

Live Air had Pheroan AkLaff drumming, I think.
  5:06pm glenn:

jelly roll morton.
  5:07pm DJKG:

thanks for the comments everyone. will's birthday is 12/27.
  5:07pm Cecile:

that too.
  5:07pm glenn:

cecile- http://jizzrelics.blogspot.com/2008/09/air-air-lore-1979.html
  5:08pm Cecile:

that's my In-law's anniversary!
The day, I mean. The actual date was 1941...
  5:08pm glenn:

hah. i'm 12 days older. he's just a pup.
  5:13pm Cecile:

thanks, Glenn!
  5:23pm Cecile:

Who owned the Tomato label? Was it Glass? I remember records by both Townes Van Zandt and Glass on that label.
  5:24pm Cecile:

Yes! Gregg Bendian and Nels Cline did that.
  5:25pm glenn:

nels cline rules. especially with mike watt.
  5:29pm Cecile:

I thought Tom Moulton invented the 12" remix...
  5:32pm glenn:

apparently nels cline loves duane allman. who knew? http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=177054
  5:32pm Cecile:

he likes Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro, too.
  5:34pm glenn:

i've said it before, i'll say it again - most musicians are not music snobs.
  5:35pm Carmichael:

Wow, Eddie Kendricks. Brother Kurt got him some soul ...
  5:44pm Mike East:

Great show, Kurt. Happy weekend everyone! Cheers.
  5:45pm Minnesota Jeff:

Hello people.
  5:50pm hamburger:

hello Minnesota Jeff - does Superman have a dilemma ?
  5:52pm Minnesota Jeff:

He's just bored with us.
  5:55pm hamburger:

hell with him
  5:56pm Ben Drinken:

Darn, just checking in. Late day at the orifice. I hope that superman is waiting to spot a waffle house before he lands.
  5:58pm blujacket:

great show mr dj, thanks.
  8:46pm DMcGMelville:

Superman's Birthday celebration in 1976 at a comic book convention at the NY Coliseum...costume parade w/Frazetta girls! I was 15 - yikes!
  10:32pm Madi:

Ooh I can add something!
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