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Options May 3, 2017: post-Record Fair InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party! Plus Eddy from Australia is here with records from Australia!

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It's my first show after the WFMU Record Fair, so that means it's time for another InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party! I've listed the records I bought at the fair below. Now YOU THE LISTENER can make a request for the record(s) you want to hear! Post your request in the playlist comments to the right, and tune in tonight at 9pm!

Lene Lovich - "Lucky Number" (Stiff, 1978)
Even Worse - "Leaving" (Autonomy, 1988)
Pine Tree John & the Designated Hitters - "The Red Sox Song (A Day In Fenway Park)" (Canobie Shores Productions, 1976)
The Fowls - "The Yanks Are The Champs" (Rotten Rat, 1976?)
Tommy Warren - "The Ballad Of Ron Guidry (Cajun Yankee Man)", Starbarn late '70s)
Kilburn & the High Roads - 7" EP (Bonaparte, 1975)
Pygmy - "Don't Go Out In The Rain" (Huge Records, 1982; recorded in Belle Mead NJ)
Wreckless Eric - "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" (Stiff, 1978)
Buzzcocks - "What Do You Know" (IRS, 1980)
The Jam - "Strange Town" (Polydor, 1979; yellow vinyl)
Famous Names - "Holiday Romance" (Trident, 1980; prod. Rupert Hine)
Hawklords - "PSI Power" (Charisma, 1978)
Das Damen - "Sad Mile" (Sub Pop, 1989; "Making Time" cover on flip)
Blow-Up - 7" EP (no label, 2015; includes recent EFD Show hit "John Travolta")
Willie "Loco" Alexander - "You've Got A Hard Time Comin' (Stanton Park, 1988)
Moving Targets - "Away From Me" (Taang!, 1988)
Fastbacks/Meices split EP (Gearhead, 1995)
Matt Black & the Doodlebugs - "Punky Xmas" (Punk, 1976)
The Cambridge Stomp - "Push" (Sticky Label, 1978)
The Outskirts - "Blue Line" (True Religion, 1981)
Nightshift - "Love Is Blind" (Zoom, 1978)
Tristram Shandy - "Saccharine Sandie, Fingers 'n' Thumbs" (Tiffany, 1974)
Missing Link - "Too Young To Rock And Roll" (RCA UK, 1981)
The Look - "Drumming Up Love" (Towerbell, 1983)
Giants - "Subway Song" (RCA UK, 1979)
The Things - "Pieces Of You" (Imperial, 1980)
Euclid Beach Band - "There's No Surf In Cleveland" (Epic, 1978; prod. Eric Carmen)
Plastic Idols - "Adventure" (Clay, 1980)
Restricted Code - "Love To Meet You" (Pop:Aural, 1981)
Jo Allen & the Shapes - "Crying Over You" (415, 1980)
Zones - Sign Of The Times (Arista UK, 1978)
Ouida & the Numbers - "Runaway" (Modern/UA, 1980; prod. Hugh Cornwell)
Ernie Graham - "Romeo And The Lonely Girl" (Stiff, 1978)
Expressos - Hey Girl (1980, WEA UK)
Mick Dorey & the Sirens - "Paranoia Station" (Illegal, 1979)
The Cuban Heels - "My Colours Fly" (Virgin, 1981)
Steve Benson - "Love Takes Time" (Hansa, 1981)
Janet Armstrong - "Two Hearts In Pain (Silent Records, 1980)
Afraid Of Mice - "Transparents" (Charisma, 1982)
Craze - "Lucy" (Harvest UK, 1980)
Glass Torpedos "Someone Different" (Teen Beat, 1979)

Camouflage featuring "Mysti" - "A Disco Symphony/MacArthur Park" (Honeybee, 1977)
Forrest - "Rock The Boat" (Profile, 1981)
Philly Society - Philly Medley (Philly Sound Works, 1981)
Empress - "Take A Risk" (Prelude, 1982)
The B. B. & Q. Band - "On The Beat" (Capitol, 1981)
Sizzle - "Radio" (Taypro, 1979)
Wade Hester - "Nocahoma Murphy" (Dog Gone Records, 1986)

Miquel Brown - Symphony Of Love (Polydor, 1978)
Gary's Gang - Gangsters (Columbia, 1979)
John Davis & the Monster Orchestra - Up Jumped The Devil (Sam, 1977)
The Players Association - Born To Dance (Vanguard, 1977)
Girlschool - Play Dirty (Bronze/Ariola, 1983)
Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Goin' Home For Love (Sunshine Sound, 1979)
Boston - Third Stage (MCA, 1986)
Giorgio - Knights In White Satin (Oasis/Casablanca, 1976)

(* = new)

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
giorgio  knights in white satin [sic]   Options knights in white satin  oasis/casablanca  1976      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
tristram shandy  saccharine sandy, fingers 'n' thumbs   Options 7"  tiffany  1974      0:04:25 (Pop‑up)
the jam  strange town   Options 7"  polydor  1979      0:08:14 (Pop‑up)
b.b. & q. band  on the beat   Options 12"  capitol  1981      0:11:29 (Pop‑up)
nightshift  she makes me love her   Options 7"  zoom  1978      0:17:26 (Pop‑up)
hawklords  psi power   Options 7"  charisma  1978      0:20:37 (Pop‑up)
craze  lucy   Options 7"  harvest  1980      0:24:54 (Pop‑up)
pygmy  don't go out in the rain   Options 7"  huge  1982      0:28:04 (Pop‑up)
Eddy from Australia joins us with records from Australia!
the ears  scarecrow   Options 7"  missing link        0:46:14 (Pop‑up)
whirlywirld  sextronics   Options 7"  missing link  1980      0:50:11 (Pop‑up)
tch tch tch  nice noise theme   Options nice noise ep  innocent        0:54:34 (Pop‑up)
asphyxiation  l'acrostique d'amour   Options 12"          0:57:37 (Pop‑up)
anne cessna & essendon airport  talking to cleopatra   Options 7"          1:00:54 (Pop‑up)
pel mel  no word from china   Options 7"          1:16:26 (Pop‑up)
nuvo bloc  atomic fiction   Options 7"  self released  1980      1:19:59 (Pop‑up)
sunnyboys  the seeker   Options 7" ep  phantom        1:24:19 (Pop‑up)
the zorros  too young   Options 7"  au go go        1:27:54 (Pop‑up)
the riptides  tomorrow's tears   Options 7"          1:31:23 (Pop‑up)
little murders  she lets me know   Options 7"  au go go        1:34:36 (Pop‑up)
schnell fenster  whisper   Options 7"  emi  1988      1:37:10 (Pop‑up)
missing link  too young to rock and roll   Options 7"          1:54:54 (Pop‑up)
giants  subway song   Options 7"  rca uk        1:57:39 (Pop‑up)
jo allen & the shapes  cryin' over you   Options 7"  415        2:00:41 (Pop‑up)
philly society  philly medley   Options 12"  philly sound works  1981      2:03:28 (Pop‑up)
boston  the launch/cool the engines   Options third stage          2:11:00 (Pop‑up)
white hills  a trick of the mind   Options stop mute defeat  thrill jockey    appearing live next week on the show!  *   2:22:56 (Pop‑up)
driver 67  this is a life   Options this is a life  driver 67      *   2:28:31 (Pop‑up)
velvett fogg  new york mining disaster 1941   Options va-to love somebody: the songs of the bee gees 1966-1970  ace      *   2:31:58 (Pop‑up)
various  when my baby's beside me   Options thank you friends: big star's third live... and more  concord bicycle      *   2:35:21 (Pop‑up)
surfer blood  frozen   Options snowdonia  joyful noise      *   2:38:27 (Pop‑up)
the upper crust  only a lowly lackey   Options delusions of grandeur  upper crust      *   2:48:19 (Pop‑up)
blank square  empty head   Options animal 1  castle face      *   2:52:23 (Pop‑up)
kilburn & the high roads  the mumble rumble & the cocktail rock   Options 7" ep  bonaparte  1975      2:56:16 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm efd:

It's my first show after the WFMU Record Fair, so that means it's time for another InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party! I've listed the records I bought at the fair below. Now YOU THE LISTENER can make a request for the record(s) you want to hear! Post your request right here in the playlist comments, and tune in tonight at 9pm!
  2:55pm Rich Z.:

Hawklords & Jo Allen 45s pleeze!
  3:11pm Jim Allen:

  3:18pm bkd69:

Philly Society and Pygmy for local flavor!
Camouflage and Lene Lovich for classix flavor!
  3:22pm john:

Well, how could I not vote for the band (which I've never heard) named for the greatest novel in the English language? (no, not Girlschool.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm efd:

hm, I've never read The Cambridge Stomp but I'll take your word for it, John.
Avatar 3:33pm Joe B:

The Fowls!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Joe D.:

I can't believe you bought the THIRD Boston record and would like to hear it please
  5:25pm Dj Sunny Bitch!:

Hawklords 45 & BBQ 12" gets my vote!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm Figgsrock:

Boston - Third Stage. (I do love, no joke, "Amanda." But "Cool the Engines" is probably a better selection.)

Pine Tree John & the Designated Hitters

Fastbacks/Meices split EP

Camouflage featuring "Mysti"
  5:45pm Barkevious Shabazz:

The Jam-Strange Town. Bonus Yeller Vinyl Vers.
Avatar 9:02pm dale:

jesus h! what time do you people start? and this is NOT a sanctioned moody blues cover!
Avatar 9:04pm JakeGould:

What the hell!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm peter_aitch:

surprise me! :-)
Avatar 9:05pm JakeGould:

@EFD: You are a good DJ because only a good DJ would have the cajones to just play records like this, sound unheard. Kudos!
Avatar 9:05pm dale:

this is good. quite good.
  9:06pm DJ E:

bar the studio doors from the inside and PLAY ALL THE RECORDS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Bootsie:

I was going to say Buzzcocks, but I think I'd like to hear what Missing Link sounds like.
  9:08pm john:

OK, that was almost worthy of The Greatest Novel Ever In The English Language™.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm tomasz.:

wow, nice haul. like Joe D., i, too, am keen to hear a cut from that third Boston LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm Bootsie:

Matt Black & the Doodlebugs is also piquing my curiosity...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm Switchblade Batman:

What up @EFD how's the subway song sound?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm peter_aitch:

this is like the archetypical jam single. you could theoretically generate all other possible jam singles by permuting and combining this one. i love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Switchblade Batman:

The Cambridge Stomp one sounds interesting too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Bootsie:

Oooh, where are my roller skates?!
Avatar 9:12pm dale:

\the duane train has entered the station!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Switchblade Batman:

Oooh no wait, Buzzcocks please. That's my final answer.
  9:13pm Stevel:

Oh, yeah, the disco is definitely going down!

[16-year-old me is mortified]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm efd:

hey everyone! As if the InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party wasn't enough, coming up at the bottom of the hour longtime listener/commenteer Eddy from Australia is coming through with some Aussie obscurities to play for us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Switchblade Batman:

Nice @EFD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm tomasz.:

this is a fun lil song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm tomasz.:

very "Oliver's Army"-ish in the chorus section
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, EFD and listeners!
Hi, Eddie. Thanks for dropping by.
Requesting Expressos with "Hey Girl."
  9:22pm john:

Damn, got to love New Wave Hawkwind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh yes - the RequestingExpressos were great...
  9:22pm kimboSlice:

Hello everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm steve:

obviously, a band called Hawklords will be awesome
Avatar 9:23pm JakeGould:

PSI Power! PSI Power! PSI Power!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm efd:

next one is a request by ME, dammit! :)
Avatar 9:24pm JakeGould:

“The burden of PSI power… It’s too much! Just too much for this rock and roller!”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...they finally got BryanFerry to take that DMT...
  9:25pm Stevel:

Hey to Eddy! Looking forward to this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Cooh John:

Awesome show. WFMU= Where Fantastic Music is Usual! Of course I gots to vote for "There's No Surf In Cleveland" since I am from Ohiya. JakeGould, I am looking forward to next year's marathon. Can I be your wing man in the phone room?
Avatar 9:29pm JakeGould:

Here’s the cover for “Lucy.” So good! www.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:30pm JakeGould:

@CoohJohn: Sure! Why not?
Avatar 9:31pm JakeGould:

And here’s the cover for “Don’t Go Out in the Rain.” www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm efd:

more Record Fair requests to come after Eddy and his Aussie records!
Avatar 9:31pm JakeGould:

And here is “PSI Power.” www.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:32pm JakeGould:

I honestly just want to buy 45s for the covers nowadays.
  9:32pm Stevel:

Ok, that bridge in Don't GoOut in the Rain was a bit odd. Great finds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Cooh John:

JakeGould, do you know why our names are darker on the comments board than others?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm tomasz.:

@CoohJohn because you've clicked on those profiles - the darker blue is "visited link"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm Cooh John:

I am a sucker for a great cover or a eye-catching label on a 45. Thanks, tomasz. Sometimes I see 3 different colors.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm tomasz.:

the only time i got to the FMU record fair i spent like $200 on stuff and then had to spend about the same again to UPS it back to the UK. yikes
Avatar 9:43pm JakeGould:

@tomasz.: Thanks to the U.S. Postal Service for ditching surface/sea mail for normals like us! Boo! But hope you had fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Switchblade Batman:

I had a musical exchange thing years ago with an Aussie girl. Really great music there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The third color is probably for folks who aren't signed in.
  9:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

What color do we have here?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm tomasz.:

Ken: bingo. my name appears like that when i post from my phone as opposed to my computer, for instance
  9:50pm Manny Machado:

Yo Dogs In Space is my jam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Bootsie:

Sounds like we have some Suicide fans right here.
Avatar 9:53pm JakeGould:

Is “Sextronics” like “Cyber Dildonics?” www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Aitch:

I hear more wacky old Aussie music on WFMU (and previously EVR) than I get here in Sydney? Enjoying the show, cheers.
  9:56pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Ah, nice instrumental. I feel that sax tickling my throat. Hi Evan, Hi Eddy.
  9:58pm herb.nyc:

Aside: maybe Eddy from Australia and others wanna go to CBGBs- (ampersands here). https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/arts/music/thurston-moore-sonic-youth-cbgb.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=mini-moth&region=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Fun trax - Thx Eddy!
  10:00pm Stevel:

Loving this stuff. All new to me.

Avatar 10:01pm JakeGould:

@herb.nyc: I like going to the deli that now occupies the space that once was Max’s Kansas City. Surreal to eat steam table food and realize 4 decades ago everyone hung out in that exact physical space.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm efd:

new to me too! Glad you're enjoying it!
Avatar 10:04pm JakeGould:

“Talking to Cleopatra” single here: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 10:10pm JakeGould:

Is this what Eddy was talking about? www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Aitch:

Lots to links for asphyxiation and singer, but all lead to Michael Hutchence which is probably apronpriate.
Avatar 10:12pm JakeGould:

@Aitch: I know! Isn’t it weird?
  10:16pm Stevel:

That's a hell of a cover. Guessing it was entirely non commercial in Aus. as it would have been here.
Avatar 10:17pm JakeGould:

@herb.nyc: “Over time, I realized that not all the bands at CBGB were amazing.” BEST QUOTE!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm Cooh John:

I see, Ken From Hyde Park.
  10:19pm grace gold way:

sheesh, tell me about it, Gould + Herb
Avatar 10:22pm JakeGould:

And now, I will have to sleep. Thanks for the tunes and imagery people!!!
  10:23pm herb.nyc:

@jakegould- I should apologize to Thurston, I threw that beer bottle. ----Maybe eddy should spk to ken, to get his own show here. He could do the morning slot as his Australian body clock will be happy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28pm chris_in_space:

Hey all. Insane show tonight. Tent pole. It's good to be here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34pm steve:

love it, all this stuff is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36pm efd:

steve, I hope you caught some of those synthier cuts earlier in the set - I was thinking of you.
Avatar 10:41pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Eddy and others
Avatar 10:43pm coelacanth∅:

...and not a single one of those records coincides with the wealth of amazing australian music my aussie gf turned me on to in the late 90s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm steve:

oh yeah, i really gotta look up anna cessna.
Avatar 10:44pm Loretta:

hi Evan!! just tuned in.... gonna check out the archives.... great show tonight!
  10:49pm herb.nyc:

Sydney, that makes me think of Died Pretty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50pm Switchblade Batman:

So @EFD you going down to Australia to return the fav? Get a cultural exchange going?

@Eddie great stuff btw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52pm Aitch:

Go aussie, time for your own show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm Switchblade Batman:

Yeah that flight is a killer. The time difference is just weird.
Avatar 10:54pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Eddy
  10:55pm JakeGould:

@Eddy: When were you at the record fair? I was serving beer on Friday from 3:30pm to 7:00pm and stamping hands on Saturday from 12:30pm to 4:00pm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm efd:

he was there Saturday and Sunday - maybe you stamped his hand!
  10:59pm JakeGould:

@efd: Woo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm steve:

sadly i gotta run, but if at all possible i'd like to request John Travolta be played again at some time, any time at all, in the future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05pm Stevel:

Eddy and efd, this is great. Thanks again!
  11:07pm Danne D:

Hi EFD and everyone :) workin' and listenin' so not too busy with the comments tonight
  11:10pm herb.nyc:

a Love Train, if only...
  11:13pm Danne D:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14pm efd:

hey everyone, thanks for all the comments and requests! I've got some newer things I want to get in tonight, so the InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party will continue next week!
  11:14pm Danne D:

Havent heard this in too long :) and this album for that matter
  11:14pm ?:

the unmistakable sound of Boston!
  11:15pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Years ago, I mean, back when Boston was, I knew a bird who loved Boston. He went nuts for "More Than A Feeling," I can't imagine what he'd do about this song. Probably be flying all over the cage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15pm Switchblade Batman:

Hey @Danne D looks like @DaveHill broke you out. That brave heroic so and so
Avatar 11:15pm northguineahills:

Yes, there is good Boston, and of course efd will play it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bet Clay loves this.
Avatar 11:17pm northguineahills:

20 years ago, I was the only person who like "More Then a Feeling". Then it became part of the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto. Then nearly the theme song for Glee. Now, I can't get away from it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Coda is Queen-like...
  11:18pm Danne D:

Hey SB :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Feeling' was one of the templates for 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' - ironically or not...
Avatar 11:20pm northguineahills:

Well, that does it, I'm not listening to Small Change!
  11:27pm Julie M Brooklyn:

Evan, you make me stay up later and later; in a couple of weeks I'll be able to stay for the whole show, but not yet. Anyway, if you're still taking requests for the record fair listening party next week, I'd be curious to hear the Willie Alexander track. 'night!
  11:31pm Danne D:

This is like Sinatra's It Was A Very Good Year but not depressing :)
  11:35pm Danne D:

:) Big Star!
  11:43pm Danne D:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47pm Mike Sin:

No one has requested Kilburn and the High-Roads yet? Man, that is my request!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49pm efd:

I will play that for you momentarily, Mike, since I know you won't be listening next week! :)
  11:54pm Danne D:

I have to sign off the comments now but thank you as always for being so excellent EFD :) until next time everyone :)
Avatar 11:56pm northguineahills:

thanks efd!
Avatar 11:56pm coelacanth∅:

now that it's too late i'll say i'm curious about Tristram Shandy and about the Euclid Beach Band.
- and surprised no one requested Wreckless Eric.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56pm Mike Sin:

Why, thank ye!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm efd:

Coel, I played Tristram Shandy earlier! Next week for Euclid Beach Band.
Avatar 11:58pm coelacanth∅:

Ha! okay, cool!
Avatar 12:03am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan Great program,the 1/2 i heard - i'll have to revisit.
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