Options Transmission with Sinead: Playlist from March 26, 2020 Options

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Options March 26, 2020

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Joy Division   Transmission   Options Permanent: Joy Division 1995  Qwest/ Warner Bros.  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Led Zeppelin  Achille's Last Stand   Options Mothership  Atlantic Records/ Rhino  0:03:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Buddy Guy  Sit and Cry (the Blues)   Options Blue On Blues  Fuel 2000  0:16:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Anna Calvi  As A Man   Options Hunter  Domino  0:19:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ruth Brown  Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean   Options Ruth Brown  Atlantic 8004  0:23:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lifters  Plane   Options Single (B-side to Are You Ready For The Good Life)  Uh Huh Records  0:26:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Sonic Youth  Bull Heather   Options Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star  DGC  0:30:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
IDLES  Well Done   Options Brutalism  Partisan/ Balley  0:33:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Stiff Little Fingers  Gotta Get Away   Options Nobody's Heroes  Chrysalis  0:36:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Matt Gimmick  Rag   Options Detroit Renaissance '79  HoZak  0:40:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Veruca Salt  Seether   Options American Thighs  Minty Fresh  0:44:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Tegan and Sara  Back In Your Head   Options The Con  Vapor/ Sire/ London  0:47:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Clinic   Rejoice!   Options Wheeltappers and Shunters  Domino  0:51:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Yak  Blinded By The Lies   Options Pursuit of Momentary Happiness  Third Man/ Virgin EMI  0:52:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
The Raconteurs   Bored and Razed   Options Help Us Stranger  Third Man Records  0:57:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Hold Steady   Sequestered In Memphis   Options Stay Positive  Vagrant/ Rough Trade  1:01:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Good Shade   We're Open   Options Way Out  Dirtnap  1:04:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Spiritualized   Hey Jane   Options Sweet Heart Sweet Light  Double Six Records  1:07:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Preoccupations   Continental Shelf   Options Viet Cong  Flemish Eye/ Jagjaguwar  1:17:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
RM Hubbard and Aidan Moffat   Cut To Black   Options Single release  Rock Action Records  1:20:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Breeders   Drivin' On 9   Options Last Splash  4AD/ Elektra  1:24:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Help I'm Alive  Metric   Options Fantasies  Last Gang Records  1:27:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Fontaines DC   Liberty Belle   Options Dogrel  Partisan Records  1:34:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Black Midi  953   Options Schlagenheim  Rough Trade  1:36:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Algiers  Black Eunuch   Options Algiers  Matador  1:42:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
PJ Harvey  Down by the Water   Options To Bring You My Love  Island Records  1:47:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fat White Family  Fringe Runner   Options Serfs Up!  Domino  1:48:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Thom Yorke  Impossible Knots   Options ANIMA  XL Recordings  1:55:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Whitney   Giving Up   Options Forever Turned Around  Secretly Canadian  2:00:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Grimes  We Appreciate Power Ft. Hana   Options Miss Anthropocene  4AD  2:03:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Amyl and the Sniffers   Cup Of Destiny   Options Amyl and the Sniffers  ATO Records  2:06:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
XTC  Making Plans For Nigel   Options Drums and Wires  Virgin  2:11:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard   The Bird Song   Options Fishing For Fishies  ATO Records  2:19:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Woolly Bushmen   What Yer Dong To Me   Options In Shambles  Pig Baby Records  2:23:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Arctic Monkeys   My Propeller   Options Humbug  Domino  2:28:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Grand Union   Cara   Options Single (b/w Go It Alone)  Coastal Town  2:32:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Jam  In The City   Options In The City  Polydor Records  2:34:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Propellerheads   Take California   Options Decksandrumsandrockandroll  Wall Of Sound  2:36:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sleaford Mods   O.B.C.T.   Options Eton Alive  Extreme Eating Records   2:40:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Blur   Tracy Jacks   Options Parklife  Foof  2:45:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Squid   Houseplants   Options Single release  Practise Music  2:50:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Savages   Husbands   Options Silence Yourself  Matador/ Pop Noire  2:53:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Yeah Yeah Yeahs   Date With The Night   Options Fever To Tell  Interscope  2:58:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03am mariano:

Heya, whoever's up.
Avatar 3:05am Sinead:

Morning Mariano! Morning fellow quarantiners! Whilst the show is a re-run - I am here and hanging out with ye! Hope you are all well and safe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09am Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm already taking advantage of the government stimulants package, seeing that I'm still up at this late hour. Will probably drift of pretty soon, though.Thanks for the show, Sinéad. Hi, mariano.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12am mariano:

Good to see you manning the helm, Sinead. Hey Ken - government stimulants might just be the ticket.
Avatar 3:13am zivilars:

Good morning everybody – sunny weather here ... Thanks Sinead for the show, even if it is a re-run, hoping that things will go back to normal as soon as possible! If they do, we all will appreciate the "boring" normal much more than before I guess ...
Avatar 3:14am Sinead:

Lovely hearing from you guys. Thanks for tuning in and hangin out! :)
  3:15am Nelo:

Good morning form Berlin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18am fred:

Hello Sinead and all. I can listen for a little more before commuting a few feet to my work computer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20am Hugo (NL):

Goodmorning from Baarn, the Netherlands!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22am Hugo (NL):

@Sinead, let me ask you the most asked question for WFMU dj's these days: is this show pre-recorded, live or an archive? :-)
Avatar 3:27am coelacanth∅:

greetings Sinead and all
Avatar 3:28am coelacanth∅:

...may not be up much longer
then again...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29am Hugo (NL):

Glastonbury...i guess not live or pre-recorded then hehe
  3:31am Flying paper Bird:

Let's flY together Beneath the Ceiling up 7cm Off, woooOho
Avatar 3:31am Sinead:

Hey Hugo! It's a re-run! I hope to set up some kind of studio so that I can pre-record next week's show. But I am here with you from the confines of my boudoir! :)
  3:32am dan_vallejo:

this song did blow my mind when I first heard it as a freshman in college (2000), back in the days of napster, just unfettered explorations of other people's music collections but without any organizing principles, so I didn't pull down any other sonic youth tracks with it and it was just a standalone brilliant piece.
  3:33am dan_vallejo:

Glad you're home and staying safe. Was just looking at healthweather.us and some of the encouraging trends from all the staying at home. I hope they keep up.
  3:34am dan_vallejo:

idles track is fantastic.
Avatar 3:35am Sinead:

Hi Dan. Yeah Bull Heather is an epic song. With you on IDLES too. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Also with you on people staying home. Peeps got to stay home in order to conquer this!
  3:36am dan_vallejo:

I hadn't heard idles before, is he referring to the roman king? Good reference if so. Nicely surreal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36am Hugo (NL):

IDLES is an absolute thrill to see live. I was blown away by them.
Avatar 3:37am van chinski:

That IDLES song was terrific. Great show, flashback or no.
  3:39am dan_vallejo:

Hugo, makes sense, they sound like they would be great already. Stiff little fingers makes me smile for sure. Spent many good times with the rough trade collection wanna buy a bridge and I remember, the one time I tried to play in a rock group was in pittsburgh, two other folks who were both total oddballs and we found each other on craigslist. The older guy who was a much better musician than us had this whole list of rough trade types that he could play perfectly without any effects or anything. I was still in my psychedelic phase, with very few chops, and it was hard to keep up. Young woman drummer who hosted us in her house and was just happy to have a chance to hit her drums as hard as possible, aand get totally lost, haha.
  3:41am dan_vallejo:

We didn't get any good recordings, but I think it was good for our mental health to each have some distant friends at the time.
Avatar 3:43am Sinead:

Hey Hugo. Oh man. Tell me about it. I was hardly able to control myself when I got to see them at Terminal 5. Unbelievable. Their show at Brooklyn Steel too... Their sheer power live and ability to entertain... Not to mention their unabashed positivity.
Avatar 3:44am Sinead:

Thank you Van! :)
  3:45am dan_vallejo:

veruca salt sounding very elastica. I never kept up with VS, but definitely had a teenage crush on elastica's first album.
Avatar 3:46am Sinead:

Hi Fred! Hi Nelo!
Avatar 3:46am Sinead:

Hey Ken in London! Hi Zivilars!
Avatar 3:48am zivilars:

Would be great if you get some kind of studio equipment set up for a new pre-recorded show, Sinead – until then, re-runs will also do, of course. Terrific set so far!
  3:49am joe:

This is a delightful set.
Avatar 3:49am Sinead:

Thanks Zivilars. Me too! Shall try!!
Avatar 3:51am Sinead:

Hey Dan_Vallejo - Elastica stole from others. Connection from Elastica is a rip off of Wire's Three Girl Rhumba and they never got a penny out it.
  3:53am dan_vallejo:

"building a wall of books between us in our bed" is apropos actually, I've heard of multiple families where the partners have had to create divides in the house between the two of them. Reminded me of 'it happened one night' the walls of jericho. Not the same or anything, but couldn't help but think of these things. And Fritz Leiber's imaginary dividing line in 'Our lady of darkness' in his bed, where he forms a barrier at first and then a wife made of books in his bed to replace his wife who died ilr.

Oh yeah, haha, thats totally true about elastica! God, discovering wire later blew my mind though. fly in the ointment, pink flag. I wound up spending way more time with wire and way more money on them than I ever did elastica. But good point, I had forgotten those were still sore points for people, and rightly so. But you know, I was a dumb american from pennsylvania with no money and a radio, so I didn't know at the time.
Avatar 3:59am Sinead:

Hey Dan. Ah - hey - you weren't to know then! Spoke to Graham from Wire about it. But yeah - Wire... That is a band!
  4:02am dan_vallejo:

It was a treasure for me to discover Three Girl Rhumba, and it opened up a whole new world for me. Seeing Wire in cambridge at the middle east is a treasured memory. They seemed to be having a lot of fun playing and the audience was appreciative. Not as big a tour as they deserved, I imagined, but it was such an eye opener to see world famous artists that I respected doing a small tour like that. Helped me to recalibrate my own expectations.

Oh, just read your post, reminds me of talking to Laetitia Sonami about Imogen Heap. One of Laetitia's friends who works with Heap was trying to say how great a person she was, and Laetitia wouldn't have it, the only time I heard her talk ill of someone else. Heap never gave her any credit for all her work on a data glove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02am Fox:

Hallooooo fellow zombies!
Avatar 4:04am Sinead:

Morning Fox!
  4:07am ?:

Haven't heard that Tegan and Sara song in ages. Thanks! (yes I'm a bit late)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08am Hugo (NL):

YES!
  4:09am SydneyGuy:

Signed in properly now. Tegan and Sara. Great track.
  4:09am Diezel Tea:

Good morning. I hope the quarantine ain't affecting your love and necessity for FMU. In Armenia, everyone in our major cities is closed except for food and pharmacies. Haha, you need to print out or hand write a piece of paper documenting why you're out of your house, where you're going, why, and when you'll return. At least we live in in a village so our fears of infection are rather low. My BIL visiting from China loves your show, Sinead.
Avatar 4:12am Sinead:

Hi Diezel! Great. I think that is how it should be everywhere. Some people are not taking it seriously enough. Ah :) Hi to your friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14am Craig in MoTown:

Morning listeners. Sounds great Sinead.
  4:16am annette:

HELLO WORLD. may everyone be another day closer to "nice"
  4:19am dan_vallejo:

Diezel, have you seen the data from Kinsa on healthweather.us? It's very encouraging for these kinds of quarantine efforts. The us response has been very haphazard, but a lot of people have been voluntarily distancing all over the us, and it seems to have changed things noticeably. Encouraging for people in small communities who wonder if their efforts are making any difference. It's not complete because it doesn't really speak to what the impact will still be on the health systems, but it is nice to see daily updated info on the effects of changes without being able to see real covid-19 testing happening.
Avatar 4:22am Sinead:

Morning Annette! Morning Craig! It's a re-run but I am hanging out with yis here from my place in Brooklyn! :)
  4:24am dan_vallejo:

Oh, man, driving on 9. sends me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24am Hugo (NL):

ah this is such a good song. Love the original by Eds redeeming qualities as well.
Avatar 4:27am zivilars:

Metric - fuck yeah!
Avatar 4:27am zivilars:

most favorite band in the world
Avatar 4:28am van chinski:

Loving this
Avatar 4:29am zivilars:

the whole album "fantasies" is a masterpiece
Avatar 4:29am zivilars:

as is their newest one "art of doubt"
Avatar 4:29am zivilars:

love metric so, so much
Avatar 4:29am Sinead:

Fontaines are next!
  4:36am Diezel Tea:

@dan_vallejo I don't live in the us though. I have family there so I'll pass it on, thanks.


I was thinking of an analogy, and think it holds water - The Hold Steady are like the '98 Ford Taurus of rock n roll.
  4:42am Diezel Tea:

Thanks for the Black Midi! Those are some serious dudes.
Avatar 4:45am Sinead:

Diezel Tea - yeah. Black Midi are phenomenal musicians! They really push the boundaries. Fascinating to watch live.
Avatar 4:46am zivilars:

also a very nice song by pj
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48am Craig in MoTown:

Another good reminder why you should dust off the violin.
Avatar 4:54am Shea:

Sinead, can I be terribly rude and ask you to maybe name 3-5 of your favourite artists of the year so far that we can check out during this vexing time?
  4:59am dan_vallejo:

Diezel, I know you're in armenia, I just meant to say that we're in the dark here as well, but there is this company that sold bluetooth thermometers for years that has been putting up their numbers. Turns out staying at home makes a difference, even though right now it doesn't feel like it. Or at least their data seems to imply so. Anyway, it's worth digging into because I think it's representative. Things might still go all to hell here, but this is real time data that can be observed from day to day to see the outcome of a real scattershot attempt to physically isolate.
  5:02am dan_vallejo:

I think it also matches what you described, in the states it's more like the cities are isolating (there's some good videos of san francisco right now that show it like a ghost town) and for people in the smaller towns who may not be isolating as much, it seems like the data reflects that it's also good news for them. It sounds like you guys there are somewhat like us in the states.
  5:04am SeanG:

LOVE THIS SONG
  5:07am SeanG:

aussies!!
  5:10am dan_vallejo:

and honestly, I suppose the vallejo in my name explains why I am thinking about it in this way. It's very blue-collar, and though I am working from home, many people here don't have the option untill the government steps in, and it seems many people aren't willing to default on all their debts and hope for the government to step in later.
Avatar 5:24am Davee:

Hello Sinead and greetings
Avatar 5:25am Sinead:

Hi Davee!
Avatar 5:37am van chinski:

YES. Take California.
  5:38am dan_vallejo:

Oh man, take california.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46am Haiku Henry:

Good morning Sinead! Weird to be saying hi on the accu, and not in person. Hope you are well!
Avatar 5:51am Clay Pigeon:

Hi Sinead! You sound great!!! Miss ya here at the station. Hey Haiku Henry!
Avatar 5:52am van chinski:

this is swell
  5:54am Colin in Durham, England:

Damn I missed it again. My routine’s all gone to pot now.
  5:56am Diezel Tea:

Great set Sinead. Next week, can we hear some Obits?
Avatar 5:57am Sinead:

Hey Shea! Check out Sports Team, Mush and Germanium. For a bit of a fun - check out Warlords of Pez. They were an inventive, hilarious group from Dublin. So much fun!
Avatar 5:58am van chinski:

Great show, thx!
Avatar 5:58am Shea:

Awww thanks Sinead, you wee legend. Look after yourself!
Avatar 5:59am Sinead:

Thanks Shea. You too!!
Avatar 6:00am Sinead:

Thanks Van Chinski. Thanks Diezel Tea!
Avatar 6:00am Sinead:

Hi Colin. Now worries. It wa a re-run but hope to have a pre-recorded show for you next week! :)
Avatar 6:01am Sinead:

Hi Claaaaaay!! Hi Haiku Henry! Miss yous too! Be safe!
  6:40am Colin in Durham, England:

Hello Gateshead
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