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Options May 10, 2017: WHITE HILLS live set! Plus, InterActiv™ Record Fair Finds Listening Party part 2!

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TONIGHT! A live set from Brooklyn's WHITE HILLS!

PLUS! The InterActiv™ Record Fair Finds Listening Party continues! 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!
(Songs I played last week are crossed out)

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
jimmy "bo" horne  goin' home for love   Options goin' home for love  sunshine sound  1979      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
the expressos  hey girl   Options 7"  wea  1980      0:04:02 (Pop‑up)
euclid beach band  there's no surf in cleveland   Options 7"  epic  1978      0:06:39 (Pop‑up)
pine tree john & the designated hitters  a day at fenway park   Options 7"  canobie shores productions  1976      0:09:59 (Pop‑up)
the fowls  the yanks are the champs   Options 7"  rotten rat  1976  played under duress due to FCC Equal Time requirements    0:12:28 (Pop‑up)
the things  pieces of you   Options 7"  imperial  1980      0:14:05 (Pop‑up)
camouflage featuring "mysti"  disco symphony / macarthur park   Options 12"  honeybee  1977      0:16:18 (Pop‑up)
janet armstrong  exploitation   Options 7"  silent  1980      0:27:53 (Pop‑up)
WHITE HILLS live set
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Dave W. - guitar/vocals
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Dave P. - drums

new album
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See them TOMORROW NIGHT for the record release party at Union Pool! The Yin Yangs and Gold Dime also on the bill.
Then a whole bunch of European dates - check Thrill Jockey's site for details!
white hills  vi-x   Options live on wfmu          0:40:10 (Pop‑up)
white hills  overlord   Options live on wfmu          0:43:12 (Pop‑up)
white hills  attack mode   Options live on wfmu          0:50:15 (Pop‑up)
white hills  no will   Options live on wfmu          0:55:11 (Pop‑up)
white hills  entertainer   Options live on wfmu          0:58:57 (Pop‑up)
white hills  £sd or usb   Options live on wfmu          1:04:36 (Pop‑up)
white hills  chat with efd   Options live on wfmu          1:08:32 (Pop‑up)
street eaters  to the ice   Options the envoy  nervous intent      *   1:16:41 (Pop‑up)
ron gallo  put the kids to bed   Options heavy meta  new west      *   1:19:14 (Pop‑up)
los straitjackets  rollers show   Options what's so funny about peace, love and los straitjackets        *   1:22:21 (Pop‑up)
savoy motel  everyone wants to win   Options s/t  what's yr rupture?  2016  playing downstairs at Monty Hall tomorrow night!!    1:24:59 (Pop‑up)
the juan maclean   can you ever really know somebody   Options 12"  dfa      *   1:28:52 (Pop‑up)
warm soda  run away with me   Options i don't wanna grow up  castle face      *   1:42:55 (Pop‑up)
protex  waiting for the sign   Options tightrope  bachelor      *   1:45:04 (Pop‑up)
spoon  do i have to talk you into it   Options hot thoughts  matador      *   1:47:44 (Pop‑up)
the lovin' spoonful  darling be home soon   Options anthology  rhino    Don't miss the big Spoonful Of Lovin' show at Monty Hall Friday night! A loving tribute to the Lovin' Spoonful organized by WFMU's own Amanda Nazario and featuring WFMU's own Dennis Diken on drums!    1:52:00 (Pop‑up)
the flywheels  diamond (from your mouth)   Options i'm for the flowers  mystery lawn music      *   1:55:34 (Pop‑up)
girlschool  20th century boy   Options play dirty  bronze  1983      2:09:47 (Pop‑up)
the look  drumming up love   Options 7"  towerbell  1983      2:13:21 (Pop‑up)
lene lovich  lucky number   Options 7"  stiff  1978      2:16:22 (Pop‑up)
famous names  holiday romance   Options 7"  trident  1980      2:18:35 (Pop‑up)
das damen  making time   Options 7"  sub pop  1989      2:22:12 (Pop‑up)
steve benson  love takes time   Options 7"  hansa  1981      2:25:33 (Pop‑up)
sizzle  radio   Options 12"  taypro  1979  It's a Dirty Angels cover!! Who else is excited?!??!!

just me? okay...
  2:29:30 (Pop‑up)
cait brennan  perish the thought   Options third  omnivore      *   2:45:30 (Pop‑up)
taiwan housing project  authentic alien perfume   Options veblen death mask  kill rock stars      *   2:49:28 (Pop‑up)
stag  the bedazzler   Options 7"  hockeytalkter    it's not dead yet!  *   2:53:22 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm the Master:

Camouflage featuring "Mysti" - "A Disco Symphony/MacArthur Park" (Honeybee, 1977)
Avatar 9:04pm JakeGould:

I say… The Things - "Pieces Of You"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm (Murakami Whywolf))):

Pardon, Mr Davies, but weren't you on "Good Food" last week?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm efd:

I don't know what "Good Food" is, so I don't think so...?
  9:10pm Cooh John:

Good evening efd and funkadelics. Thanks for playing my request from last week. I wish I was wearing a Surf Ohio tshirt.
Avatar 9:11pm JakeGould:

Why don’t the Red Sox sell “Fenway Pork?” Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm efd:

That Euclid Beach Band record is great!!
  9:13pm Cooh John:

That one's outta the park, JakeGould.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm upsetter5001:

WReckless Eric!
Avatar 9:14pm JakeGould:

I wish the FCC actually still had equal time requirements. Those boring breaks with talking heads were fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Switchblade Batman:

What's up people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm the Master:

Thank you sir.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Switchblade Batman:

This one reminds me of the star wars disco record from way back when.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm steve:

woo hoo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm efd:

It should, Switchblade - it's co-produced by Meco Monardo (who did that record) and Tony Bongiovi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Switchblade Batman:

Oh that's cool @EFD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 9:30pm herb.nyc:

That was a so-so MacArthur Park, but I still enjoyed it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Uncle Michael:

As long as there's wet cake, I'm good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm efd:

yeah I think that record ran out of steam about 7 minutes in. Unfortunately it's about 14 minutes long (but I faded it early).
  9:31pm Stevel:

Holding down the Fort (Wayne) tonight. Sorry about Pence. We're glad he's not governor.

Dance groove to dance groove! And me, sitting on the porch waiting for it to rain again. #hoosierlife
Avatar 9:32pm Roberto:

I can always go for another listen to Lene's Lucky Number. I know it's from 1978 but it always reminds me of 1983 because that's when my brother's then-girlfriend played it in our house over and over and over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm the Master:

it did fade early-you were generous with its play time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Switchblade Batman:

Well NYC is sorry for Trump @Stevel. Call it even?
  9:35pm Stevel:

Roberto: Pretty sure I heard Lene around then too. Wondering if that record had a second life on the charts.
  9:37pm Stevel:

SB: Absolutely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Michael 98145:

i vote for Lene Lovich -- saw her many, many years ago in Phila.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Bootsie:

Loving these guys!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Switchblade Batman:

Cool cool @Stevel. I really don't know how much more of this garbage I can take.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm efd:

@Bootsie they're so great!
  10:01pm Ignore Function:

I saw White Hills open for Black Mountain, appropriately enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm efd:

Most pre-ordained bill ever!
  10:08pm Steve:

EFD, I have a music question for ya ?
Avatar 10:09pm JakeGould:

Did they just say, “LSD… USB…?”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm efd:

@JakeGould, yes they did.

@Steve, go ahead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm steve:

lsd or usb... nice
Avatar 10:10pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Funklings

- Astounding sounds! Amazing music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm steve:

great band... thanks efd
  10:11pm Steve:

Do you think we'll see a new follow-up album from Emitt Rhodes after 'Rainbow Ends' ?
Avatar 10:12pm coelacanth∅:

(mycelium is not a type of mushroom; but yes it could save the world!)
  10:14pm #126344:

i think it is though, part of the mushroom which is the only part above the surface.
Avatar 10:19pm coelacanth∅:

it's part of the anatomy of fungus, but not a specific species of shroom.
  10:19pm #126344:

this street eaters is good stuff. I like how I cant tell what era its from and it Rocks.
  10:22pm Stevel:

Amen to Street Eaters.
Avatar 10:24pm herb.nyc:

Street Eaters? I took German in college and my friend would speak nonsense, and "Ich esse strasse" was his fave, "I eat streets"! (Other friend said "wohin ist deine yungen fräuen?".).
  10:28pm john:

these guys rock! thanks for the surprise
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28pm Michael 98145:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm Michael 98145:

yes, the Juan Maclean !!
Avatar 10:49pm herb.nyc:

So bubble gum poppy this song of Warm Soda. I love their "young restless hearts" cd, first heard on this very show (thx Evan). I bought at Other Music and clerk Daniel sees it and laughs at band name. Oh Daniel of little faith. Oh Other Music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bang your crazy heads against the sky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm Michael 98145:

great set, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56pm efd:

man, I forgot how much I loved "Darling Be Home Soon." Haven't heard it in forever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Michael 98145:

Joe Belock gave us a lovely dose on Monday
Avatar 11:01pm coelacanth∅:

aw,man i just leave for a minute and i missed "darling be home soon".
...i have not forgotten how much i love that song.
Avatar 11:02pm coelacanth∅:

(i also missed the euclid beach band that i requested last week.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03pm Michael 98145:

[ have to get that The Flywheels release ]
  11:11pm #126344:

Haoh Yea
Avatar 11:14pm herb.nyc:

re pencils, Eberhard Faber Davies
  11:16pm Carmichael:

Heya Evan and disciples.
  11:23pm #126344:

ihopeyou talkaboutFamous Names. I googled it but i got Jennifer and Andrew, ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

We *don't* have to carry on singing the same old song - we got FMU!
Avatar 11:24pm Howard F:

You found some great stuff!
  11:25pm KP:

Fantastic cover choice and execution
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26pm Switchblade Batman:

Yup, this is a pretty good cover alright.
  11:26pm Carmichael:

Nice Creation cover!
  11:34pm #126344:

cn you play some Dirty Angels, for those of us?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47pm Gaylord Fields:

Ha! Only efd would blithlely toss out a reference to Count Viglione!
Avatar 11:48pm Hoboken Jack:

Thanks for playing Cait, just learned about her a couple of weeks ago!
  11:49pm KP:

Cait is cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51pm efd:

ooh, you have some (very enjoyable) catching up to do, Jack!
Avatar 11:53pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks for mixing in some noisy shit... for those of us...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm efd:

you may yet hear more noisy shit on Lou Z's fill-in for Small Change, coming up next!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm (Murakami Whywolf))):

"Good Food" is a radio show on KCRW, e.g. :

At 32:40 of the above, they speak with a chef whose name, as it turns out, is 'Evan Funke', surname pronounced 'fun-kee', which I mis-heard when I heard it first a few days back. Sorry to bother you.
Avatar 11:55pm Hoboken Jack:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"The Bedazzler"! Wow!
  11:56pm Carmichael:

Thanks Evan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm Gaylord Fields:

Good heavens, "The Bedazzler" is just that! Somewhere, Ron Popeil smiles.
Avatar 12:00am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan! i don't know Lou Z; i hope i can stay awake a little longer.
have a great week
  1:42pm Listener Bill:

Listening to this in archive mode...omg, what do you have against pencils, EFD? Great show, love the Bedazzler...
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