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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options March 27, 2011: Achilles Heel and Toe

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Led Zeppelin  Achilles Last Stand   Options Presence  Swan Song  1976  LP     
Kiss  Love Gun   Options The Box Set  Island Def Jam  2001  CD  demo version!   
Tragedy  Too Much Heaven   Options We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong  Rocks Off  2008  CD     
The Johnny Burnette Trio  The Train Kept A-Rollin'   Options Rockabilly Boogie  Bear Family  1989  CD  From 1956   
Carl Perkins  Dixie Fried   Options Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, And Hillibilly Music: Country & Western Hit Parade 1956  Bear Family  2011  CD  From 1956  *  
Bobby Williams  Let's Jam   Options Funky Superfly: The Best of Bobby Williams  Jazzman  2011  CD  From 1974  *  
Brenda and the Tabulations  Superstar   Options I Keep Coming Back for More  Shout!  2010  CD  From 1976  *  
Millie Jackson  If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right/The Rap/All I Want Is a Fighting Chance   Options Caught Up  Spring  1974  LP     
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears  She's So Scandalous   Options Scandalous  Lost Highway  2011  CD    *  
MIke Pedecin  Burnt Toast and Black Coffee   Options R&B Hipshakers Vol 2: Scratch That Itch  VampiSoul  2011  CD  From 1961  *  
The Skatalites  Guns of Navarone   Options This Is Ska!  Music Club  1997  CD  From 1964   
The Buzzards  Saturday Night Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees   Options Jellied Eels to Record Deals  Chrysalis  1979  LP     
Eric "Rickenbacker" Frater  Last Date Part 1   Options Out on a Funky Trip: Funk, Soul & Reggae From Randy's 1970-75  Motion  2004  CD     
Prince Buster  Rough Rider   Options FABulous Greatest Hits  Sequel  1993  CD  From 1968   
Lee Perry & The Upsetters  Ironside   Options The Upsetter  Trojan  1988  CD     
Ducks Deluxe  I Fought the Law   Options   RCA  1974  45     
Toni Wine  Sugar Is Sweeter   Options   Warner Brothers  1974  45     
The Diamonds  The Stroll   Options   Mercury  1957  45     
The Cherry People  And Suddenly   Options   Heritage  1968  45     
The Freeze  Don't Forget Me Tommy   Options   Rebel  1980  45     
Tanz der Youth  I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry   Options   Radar  1978  45     
Laura Lee  Since I Fell for You   Options   Hot Wax  1972  45     
Swamp Dogg  Sam Stone   Options   Cream  1972  45     
Chris Forsyth  Paranoid Cat, Parts I, II, and III   Options Paranoid Cat  Family Vineyard  2011  LP    *  
Daughters of the Sun  Moontan   Options Ghost with Chains  Not Not Fun  2011  LP    *  
Thurston Moore  Malheur 6   Options 12 String Meditations for Jack Rose  Vin Du Select Qualitite  2011  LP    *  
Big Star  Big Black Car   Options Keep an Eye on the Sky  Rhino  2009  CD  Recorded 1975   
Darlene Love  Strange Love   Options The Sound of Love: The Very Best of Darlene Love  Legacy  2011  CD  From 1964  *  
Sylvia Telles  Samba de uma nota só   Options O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor  él/Cherry Red  2011  CD  Bonus track of Gilberto cover  *  
Django Reinhardt  Beyond the Sea   Options The Essential Django Reinhardt  Legacy  2011  CD  From 1949  *  
The Mountain Goats  Never Quite Free   Options All Eternals Deck  Merge  2011  CD    *  
Withered Hand  New Dawn   Options Good News  Absolutely Kosher  2011  CD    *  
Petula Clark  Goodnight Sweet Dreams   Options Memphis  Warner Brothers  1970  LP     

Listener comments!

  Sun. 3/27/11 12:16am hamburger:

ahoy joe! awesome intro! :)
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:16am Joe McG:

Hamburger! Ahoy, matey!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:17am Dan in Ireland:

ZEPPELIN! Great choice!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:20am Joe McG:

Did anyone ever notice how "Love Gun" by Kiss is stolen from this song? No?
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:21am cheri:

hi joe ---what chilly spring we're having,,don't you think so?? maybe you can play something sweet like a tune by "the cake" to warm us up,,,how about it?
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:22am Joe McG:

Sorry, Cheri, all Caked out for awhile. Happy chilly spring!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:22am hamburger:

now that you mention it joe
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:23am Dan in Ireland:

Well Kiss are responsible for mimicking/stealing riffs from various bands. But now that you mention it....they definitely stole it!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:25am Joe McG:

OK, I have to do this...
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:26am Dan in Ireland:

Oh my! It's like the same song....just with sloppier musicians ;)
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:26am hamburger:

*big grin*
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:27am Joe McG:

And stupider!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:28am C in Thailand:

And much more lethargic.
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:31am Joe McG:

Hi, Thailand!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:31am georgie girl:

i can't tell if i love or hate this mashup
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:32am C in Thailand:

Hello, America!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:32am Joe McG:

I think you love it, GG.
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:32am georgie girl:

it's brutal but intriguing
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:34am Richard from Venezuela:

USA and argentina tied one to one. Great soccer game. Greetings to all.
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:34am Richard from Venezuela:

  Sun. 3/27/11 12:35am georgie girl:

hello thailand and venezuela
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:35am Joe McG:

Hey, Venezuela! Soccer! Blue and white vs. Red white and blue!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:38am C in Thailand:

Hello, georgie girl!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:48am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Joe!
You got quite the international audience tonight!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:49am Richard from Venezuela:

Keep the funky time. dancing at 12:17pm right here.
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:50am Joe McG:

Hey, Springfield! I've got something coming up you'll like to hear...
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:51am Matt from Springfield:

Oooooh, I'm shakin' in my desk chair!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:52am Matt from Springfield:

YEEESSSSS! Thank you Joe! Did I ever tell you you're the best? Oh yeah...many times!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:53am D. Blumin:

Joe, I agree with Matt and say: If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right!!!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:54am fleep:

Get a room. Get several rooms.
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:54am Joe McG:

This kind of wrongheadedness I can stand.
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:55am Richard from Venezuela:

  Sun. 3/27/11 12:55am Joe McG:

I LOOOOOOOVE Millie Jackson!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:55am Matt from Springfield:

@fleep: Yes, get several rooms! In fact, keep listenin': Millie will have to get a whole hotel by the time this is through!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:56am D. Blumin:

We GOT a room, Fleep! It's called Studio A!
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:58am Richard from Venezuela:

I love the millie jackson record called Back to the...
  Sun. 3/27/11 12:58am Joe McG:

Blumin is clearly overcome by Millie's rap.
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:00am Matt from Springfield:

@Dan, Joe: What happens in Studio A, stays in Studio A (but the audio gets out!)
UStream though has preserved many fine moments lately (I'm thinking Bryce, and Vicki dumping foods on him!)
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:00am Joe McG:

I know which one you mean, Richard. Quite a cover photo! I'm also pretty fond of ESP.
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:02am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks as well for playing the LP--it's not scratchy, very deep sounds and bass, and just enough surface noise to make it awesome for Surface Noise!
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:04am Joe McG:

Couldn't stop where I was supposed to: Bonus Millie!
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:05am Matt from Springfield:

And even "All I Want" at the tail end!!! Bonus Millie!!! Ecstasy!!!!
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:15am Richard from Venezuela:

Skatalites!!. Perfect for this night.
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

Nice Caribbean styles this set--great way to welcome in Spring and warm weather...hopefully no snow tomorrow!
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:33am Joe McG:

From your comment to the weatherman's ears, Matt.
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:34am Matt from Springfield:

Great start, a pre-punk "I Fought The Law" cover.

I wonder if we can also request weather patterns, using the AccuPlaylist.
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:40am hamburger:

AccuPlaylist: Show me potato salad!
  Sun. 3/27/11 1:40am Richard from Venezuela:

I love Eighties by Killing Joke and their cover "come as you are" by Nirvana.
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:11am slugluv1313:

do you have any KELLY FAMILY??!!??
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:13am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha! I won't pee the bed, I swear.
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:20am Matt from Springfield:

Joe: We're still out there, still enjoying Paranoid Cat! Too spaced-out to comment frequently but I'm loving Chris Forsyth!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:22am Joe McG:

No problem, man! Commenting is not a requirement for this course. You can sit quietly at the back and doodle.
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:23am John F:

This Chris Forsyth is fantastic
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:33am slugluv1313:

i have four kitties and they, too, enjoy PARANOID CAT (although they want to know why there are not FOUR parts)
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:35am Joe McG:

Four kitties! That's 16 feet padding around your house!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:38am slugluv1313:

yep! all kinda snoozy now though . . .
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:40am Joe McG:

I'm in Put Kitties (and Kiddies) to Sleep mode right now.
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:44am slugluv1313:

how many of each?!!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:45am Joe McG:

As many as I can.
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:51am slugluv1313:

just had a thought -- do you think you all could get Station Manager Ken to "do" that Kelly Family song (with WFMU staffers as the rest of the "family" singing back-up) as the grand finale of next year's marathon?!?
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:51am Joe McG:

A funny picture you've given me, slugluv!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:54am Brian in UK:

Late hello, Czar Joe, how do you like that name!!! It's not really you.
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:54am Matt from Springfield:

Ah...what a state of serenity that last hour's put me in!

Thanks for a FANTASTIC show in general, a vanilla/chocolate swirl of old and new music! I'm going to have to get that new Mountain Goats everyone talks about and I finally heard, Tragedy, Chris Forsyth and Daughters of the Sun--beautiful!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:55am slugluv1313:

start constructing those *costumes* now! :)

i think it would definitely push donations way over the goal!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:55am Matt from Springfield:

@Brian: Well, it doesn't really fit this show, but as the "Listener Service Czar", it works pretty well, as does "King of Swag"!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:56am Joe McG:

Thanks for tuning in, as always, Matt. Have a great b'day!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:56am slugluv1313:

and thanks for an awesome show!!!!!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:57am Joe McG:

I think Bryce would enjoy it most of all, SL.
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:57am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Joe! Goodnight sweet dreams everyone!
  Sun. 3/27/11 2:59am Brian in UK:

Happy bidet Matt. Spelling never was my strong point. Think Spike Maligna
  Sun. 3/27/11 3:03am slugluv1313:

ha ha! true, after all, he used to play that FABIO CD during his shows!
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