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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.

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Options January 22, 2020: Berkeley Record Store Finds! (SF record store finds are in transit, coming next week!)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
legs diamond  the underworld king   Options fire power  cream  1978      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
sumner  dynamite   Options s/t  asylum  1980  so, Sumner's last name is Mering, and he's the father of Natalie Mering aka Weyes Blood!    0:03:23 (Pop‑up)
bohannon  let's start the dance   Options summertime groove  mercury  1978      0:06:02 (Pop‑up)
rip rig & panic  go, go, go! (this is it)   Options 7"  virgin  1981      0:11:51 (Pop‑up)
the wombles  wombling summer party   Options remember you're a womble  columbia  1974      0:14:03 (Pop‑up)
the sidewalks  nice guys are always number two   Options rhythm kids  rave-up    reissue, orig 1980-82    0:17:25 (Pop‑up)
rocky sullivan  make me shake!   Options internal affairs  rag baby  1982      0:20:47 (Pop‑up)
redvette  how can you love me   Options s/t  redvette  1982  sorry about the sound quality on this one, it's super-warped    0:24:11 (Pop‑up)
stone city band  all day and all of the night   Options the boys are back  gordy  1981      0:26:56 (Pop‑up)
 
lake ruth  extended leave   Options 7"  slumberland      *   0:41:44 (Pop‑up)
the gentle cycle  ivy   Options 7"  13 o'clock      *   0:45:21 (Pop‑up)
rats on rafts  where is my dream?   Options 7"  spazz      *   0:48:01 (Pop‑up)
weak signal  rolex   Options split 7" with endless boogie  wharf cat      *   0:52:50 (Pop‑up)
no lights  stay awake   Options 7"  no lights      *   0:56:13 (Pop‑up)
 
nat freedberg  on my way back to your heart   Options record number three  rum bar       *   1:03:52 (Pop‑up)
mikal cronin  fire   Options seeker  merge      *   1:08:07 (Pop‑up)
jim basnight  living the way i want   Options not changing  precedent      *   1:12:36 (Pop‑up)
empty city squares  talk about the weather   Options 337  empty city squares    on bandcamp  *   1:15:46 (Pop‑up)
the muffs  earth below me   Options no holiday  omnivore      *   1:21:33 (Pop‑up)
 
baby shakes  down   Options cause a scene  lil' chewy      *   1:33:45 (Pop‑up)
chromatics  whispers in the hall   Options closer to grey  italians do it better      *   1:37:09 (Pop‑up)
roza terenzi  metal glo (luca lozano & mr. ho remix)   Options metal glo ep  klasse wrecks    on bandcamp  *   1:40:27 (Pop‑up)
gary numan  films (demo)   Options the pleasure principle: the first recordings  beggars banquet      *   1:47:22 (Pop‑up)
the passions  cars driven fast   Options sanctuary  polydor france      *   1:50:01 (Pop‑up)
 
pharaoh overlord  soil horizons   Options 5  ektro      *   2:01:56 (Pop‑up)
omni  skeleton key   Options networker  sub pop      *   2:10:59 (Pop‑up)
ubik  john wayne (is a cowboy (and is on twitter))   Options next phase  iron lung      *   2:14:17 (Pop‑up)
the gonks  i'm a gonk   Options 5 things you didn't know about the gonks  rocks in your head      *   2:16:25 (Pop‑up)
wolfman jack  (you've got) personality   Options fun & romance  columbia    would have been his 82nd birthday yesterday    2:18:22 (Pop‑up)
jim's big ego  they're everywhere   Options they're everywhere    2003  playing at the Hopewell Theater in Hopewell NJ this Saturday, and live on the show next Wednesday night!    2:20:56 (Pop‑up)
trolley  thursday girl   Options caught in the darkness  easter      *   2:24:16 (Pop‑up)
 
en attendant ana  enter my body (lilitth)   Options juillet  trouble in mind      *   2:33:11 (Pop‑up)
the plain & fancy  surrender   Options va-shel's girls: from the planet records vaults  ace      *   2:37:23 (Pop‑up)
fascinations grand chorus  back again   Options presentations of electrical confectionery  fascinations grand chorus      *   2:40:28 (Pop‑up)
tv moms  mouse   Options believe anything  tv moms      *   2:43:33 (Pop‑up)
the routes  ricochet   Options tune out switch off turn on  groovie      *   2:46:53 (Pop‑up)
the proper ornaments  downtown   Options mission bells  tapete      *   2:51:45 (Pop‑up)
black marble  call   Options bigger than life  sacred bones      *   2:55:31 (Pop‑up)
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm ultradamno:

I may still have a copy of this record from my junior high year somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm efd:

oh nice! I have 2 or 3 other Legs Diamond LPs. I like them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm ultradamno:

Well, years. I did make it all the way through to high school.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm medson:

Hi efd, cant wait to hear what records you bought. : )
  9:07pm John from Florham park:

Hello fellow funksters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm loveless:

My clicky star thing isn’t working.
  9:10pm John from Florham park:

@Loveless I could clicky star everything
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm efd:

@loveless what are you trying to clicky?
  9:17pm choggie:

Do de doot doooooo
  9:18pm choggie:

they play this song at all the furries conventions
  9:20pm JakeGould:

That Wombling slumber party sound extra creepy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm medson:

Great opening set efd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm efd:

thanks Meds and thanks everyone for tuning in!
  9:23pm JakeGould:

34th Street is vile. Gotta be love!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm Mark Hurst:

This rivals the original! (hi, efd!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm listener 126464:

Weyes Blood record was on over 100 best of 2019 lists and #1 on a few
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm efd:

hi Mark! Yeah, it's pretty good!
Avatar 9:41pm Joe B:

hey efd, show sounding great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm efd:

thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Handy Haversack:

Oh, yeah, Rats on Rafts! Good stuff!
  9:55pm steveL:

Believe it or not, Control Top is coming to Fort Wayne, in March, same night as Los Lobos. It will be a longer night than usual. May the gods be praised. Proper sacrifices are being arranged.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, nice, @SteveL. We are seeing them in Brooklyn March 5.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm efd:

whoa, that's awesome Steve! They're really great live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm efd:

... Control Top, that is. Can't vouch for Los Lobos.
  10:00pm steveL:

Los Lobos is one of the greatest Bands I’ve ever seen. They’ll move your ass, and they’re all delightfully talented, highly skilled musicians. First saw them five years ago. Won’t miss them now.
  10:03pm steveL:

Very excited for Control Top. Could get frisky. Hope so!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm efd:

say hello to them for me!
  10:10pm steveL:

I most certainly will!
Avatar 10:36pm herb.nyc:

Hi Evan and those who follow him and those who don't, I saw steve earle at pubic (sic) theater lobby today. I said to him "I just finished Amy Rigby memoirs and that made me think of her ex, will. And I see you. How is he doing?". "He's great, being a dad to his young girl while his wife teaches at UNC and brings in the money". Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm efd:

I always like to hear what Will is up to! He just finished up his time with the Peter Holsapple Combo last weekend too.
Avatar 11:00pm Joe B:

Friday at union pool - no opening act, sadies doing two sets starting at 9 pm
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04pm jmd:

Kinda devastated you aren’t playing Devastator.
  11:05pm choggie:

I got an Orgone accumulator, an' it makes feel greater-I'll see you some time later, when I get through with my accumulator....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11pm efd:

@jmd I gotta play their newer stuff once in a while!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm jmd:

@efd and I loved it. Thanks for playing.
Avatar 11:22pm tak:

gotta blow up that moon
Avatar 11:37pm mariano:

Hey efd and folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39pm Aitch:

Sounds a bit rapey
Avatar 11:59pm Joe B:

great show efd!
Avatar 11:59pm mariano:

Thanks efd, see the rest of you degenerates later!
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