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Options January 22, 2012: One Chain

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
La Düsseldorf  Düsseldorf   Options La Düsseldorf  Captain Trip  1997  CD  From 1976    0:00:00 ()
Rheingold  Rheingold   Options Rheingold  EMI Germany  2005  CD  From 1980    0:15:01 ()
The Trypes  (From the) Morning Glories   Options The Explorers Hold  Coyote  1984  EP      0:19:09 ()
Hurrah!  Around and Around (When in Rome)   Options The Sound of Philadelphia  Rev-Ola  2011  CD  From 1983; watch sun-kissed video here  *   0:25:25 ()
Plastic Flowers  Serious Pleasures   Options Strange Neighbors  Wierd  2011  CD    *   0:30:27 ()
Joy Division  Atmosphere   Options Permanent  Qwest  1995  CD  From 1980    0:34:28 ()
Hot Knives  Winter's Come   Options Hot Knives  Grown Up Wrong!  2011  CD  From 1976  *   0:48:32 ()
Belle and Sebastian  Whiskey in the Jar   Options   Rough Trade  2006  45      0:50:50 ()
Thin Lizzy  She Knows   Options At the BBC  Universal  2011  CD  Peel Session 1974  *   0:55:30 ()
Mott the Hoople  Alice   Options The Hoople  Columbia  1974  LP      1:00:42 ()
David Werner  Whizz Kid   Options Whizz Kid  RCA  1974  LP      1:06:00 ()
Roy Wood  Keep Your Hands on the Wheel   Options On the Road Again  Warner Brothers  1979  LP  Big beat courtesy John Bonham    1:09:23 ()
Klaatu  True Life Hero   Options Klaatu  Capitol  1976  LP      1:13:38 ()
The Skunks  Earthquake Shake   Options   Last Laugh  2011  45  From 1979  *   1:17:03 ()
Master Danse  Feelin Dead   Options Michigan Meltdown: Post-Garage Pandamonium and Pre-Punk Fuzz Freaks from the Mitten State's Miliken Era  Coney Dog  2011  LP  From 1974  *   1:20:47 ()
  Single File: a bunch of random 45s lined up in a row
Shoes  Too Late   Options   Elektra  1979  45      1:29:43 ()
The Original Symptoms  Hey   Options   Ambition  1980  45      1:32:12 ()
Fab  Come On Baby, Love Me   Options   A&M  1969  45      1:33:46 ()
The Cowsills  Covered Wagon   Options   London  1971  45      1:36:30 ()
Peaches and Herb  Two Little Kids   Options   Date  1967  45      1:39:30 ()
Aesop's Fables  Temptation 'Bout to Get Me   Options   Cadet Concept  1968  45      1:41:53 ()
Black Satin Featuring Fred Parris  Hey There Pretty Lady   Options   Buddah  1975  45  Capricorn!    1:45:12 ()
The Four Tops  One Chain Don't Make No Prison   Options   Dunhill-abc  1974  45      1:49:06 ()
Bob Marley & the Wailers  Ride Natty Ride   Options   Island  1979  45      1:52:35 ()
The Johnny Otis Show  Willie and the Hand Jive   Options   Capitol  1958  45  R.I.P.    1:56:17 ()
  Johnny Otis/Etta James R.I.P.
The Johnny Otis Show  Willie Did the Cha Cha   Options The Capitol Years  Capitol  1989  CD  From 1958    2:08:12 ()
The Johnny Otis Show  Signature Tune   Options Vintage 1950s Broadcasts From Los Angeles  Ace  2003  CD  J.O. as D.J.    2:10:54 ()
Lula Reed  Bump on a Log   Options Vintage 1950s Broadcasts from Los Angeles  Ace  2003  CD      2:11:39 ()
Johnny Otis Band  Alligator Meat   Options Be Bop Baby Blues  Night Train  1991  CD  From 1948, Joe Swift on vocal    2:15:24 ()
Debbie Lyndsey  Spells and Incantations   Options Johnny Otis & Friends: Watts Funky  Ace  2001  CD  From 1975    2:18:38 ()
Gladys Knight & the Pips  Every Beat of My Heart   Options Tastiest Hits  Bell  1968  LP  penned by Johnny O.    2:21:19 ()
Etta James  It Hurts Me So Much   Options Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions  MCA/Chess  2001  CD  R.I.P.    2:23:23 ()
Sugar Pie DeSanto & Etta James  In the Basement (Part 1)   Options Down in the Basement  MCA/Chess  1988  LP  From 1966    2:25:53 ()
Etta James  I Got You Babe   Options Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions  MCA/Chess  2001  CD  From 1968    2:28:12 ()
Karen Dalton  While You're On Your Way   Options 1966  Delmore  2012  CD    *   2:37:23 ()
Yair Yona  Kottke and the Orchids   Options World Behind Curtains  Strange Attractors Audio House  2012  CD    *   2:39:53 ()
Nancy Michaels  From the Look on Everybody's Face   Options First Impressions  Reprise  1969  LP      2:43:20 ()
James Gang  Ashes, The Rain, and I   Options Hearing Is Believing: The Jack Nitzsche Story  Ace  2005  CD  From 1970    2:46:40 ()
Buffalo Springfield  Expecting to Fly   Options Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield  Atco  1969  LP  From 1967    2:51:40 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 1/22/12 12:11am Holly in NC:

Hi Joe! Curled up under blankets so won't be commenting, but will be listening!
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:13am Bridget:

helloo! i'm drinking coffee.
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 12:13am Joe McG:

Thanks for saying hello, Holly! I'm a bit jealous. Feeling a bit chilled tonight, wouldn't mind being under the covers myself. Hope you enjoy the show!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 12:14am Joe McG:

Hello, Bridget drinking coffee!
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:14am Chop Scott:

So happy to be home, toasty--- and listening!!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 12:15am Joe McG:

Chop Scott! Hello to you, sir!
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:21am 12539:

Guten Abend, Joe.
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 12:22am Joe McG:

Coffee, toast, and you. Welcome, 12539!
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:30am jefffromcanada:

Loving the show Joe! I too am cozy - no coffee tho... Cool beer for me. Not sure if you take requests but I would love to hear some Ween. Thanks
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 12:31am Joe McG:

Hey, Jeff! Yes, starting out a bit mellow tonight, hopefully I'll ramp it up a bit as things progress. Maybe Ween but maybe not. Thanks for the suggestion!
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:40am jefffromcanada:

That Plastic Flowers tune was amazing. Kinda like electro- shoegaze.
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:46am mordred:

but did you hear the crystals of light emanating from that gothic dark of joy division true beauty and great music for late january
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:46am meghan:

I love you joe
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:46am meghan:

I love you joe
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:47am 12539:

Shouldn't a 3 song single be a triple?
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:51am Kevin from Spain:

Waking up music for me...
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 12:53am Joe McG:

I love you, too, Meghan! Hi, Kevin from Spain!
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:53am Bridget:

Really groovy!
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:53am Julie:

I like the smell of winter. Keeping warm Joe?
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 12:55am Joe McG:

Hey, Julie...doing my best, but feeling a bit chilled tonight in and out.
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:56am Holly in NC:

Roused again! Flaming Groovies in any configuration get me every time ;-) Plus I can't remember the last time I heard someone other than a wee Gothlet play Joy Division for the pure pleasure (ha!) of it.

AND there are NO bad versions of Whiskey in the Jar.
  Sun. 1/22/12 12:58am Holly in NC:

By wee gothlet I mean teenage kids I tutor and adore, not any djs who I didn't see on the comment board!!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 12:58am Joe McG:

@Holly: Me, I like sleepin'!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:00am mordred:

Bunuel would sleep constantly to get ideas for his films (andalusian dog)
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:00am Holly in NC:

You did just kill a fine segue.
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:02am Joe McG:

@Holly: I didn't kill it. The FCC did. @mordred: I like to sleep during Bunuel's films.
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:03am mordred:

Yeah mainlinin bunuel he might have did his job
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:04am FCC:

I didn't kill it! The law clearly stipulates the FMU/MFU tongue twister is dead upon arrival.
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:05am Joe McG:

  Sun. 1/22/12 1:08am mordred:

heh mott the hoople got any klaatu??
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:08am Joe McG:

I like Klaatu!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:10am mordred:

people thought they was the beatle after they broke up gone unde3rcover
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:12am Matt from Springfield:

Hey there Joe!
Cool David Werner!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:14am Holly in NC:

Klaatu! Karen Carpenter! (going back under covers)
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:14am Droll:

Rockin' Roy featuring John Bonham on drums!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:14am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:17am mordred:

calling occupants of interplanetary craft come to mind but also his wind machine
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:18am Joe McG:

@Droll: Bonham, indeed! @mordred: You asked for it!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:19am mordred:

  Sun. 1/22/12 1:19am Matt from Springfield:

And here comes Klaatu!
Haven't heard much of them besides the famous "Calling Occupants.." whereas other stuff sounded prog, this has more of a Glam feel to it.
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:21am 12539:

At least it's not Anus of Uranus.
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:22am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha, 12539 knows his Klaatu!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:22am Minnesota Jeff:

Rock and Roll
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:22am Joe McG:

Or HER Klaatu. Making assumptions here.
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:23am 12539:

  Sun. 1/22/12 1:23am Holly in NC:

Drat you, Joe McGasko! How can I not get up for the Skunks?
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:24am mordred:

earthquake theme lubricated goats nervequake go niners
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:24am Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: In tribute to last August on the East Coast, now DO THE EARTHQUAKE SHAKE!!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:25am Joe McG:

@12539: Thanks! Didn't mean to pigeonhole you! @All: Shake your earthquakes.
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:26am meghan:

I had Dave b write that. We were driving back from Brooklyn. I'll see you monday! H
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:26am meghan:

I had Dave b write that. We were driving back from Brooklyn. I'll see you monday! H
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:27am Holly in NC:

@Matt - Yes! I was the basement of a coffee shop, I thought the espresso machine had exploded ;-)
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:27am John L.:

God, this set is making me nostalgic. How about some Be Bop Deluxe, Steve Harley, Lindisfarne or Strawbs?
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:29am Matt from Springfield:

@Holly: Ha ha! At my work building they're doing so much work, for the first 10 seconds I thought they were drilling or something in the floor beneath me--then we realized it was an earthquake and it was over 5 seconds later!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:30am Holly in NC:

That dratted Michigan Meltdown lp is not available anywhere.
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:31am Matt from Springfield:

@John: Stay tuned for the 3rd hour, after Single File. Joe gets heavy into folk, or country, or soul, or some kind of long set to space out to in that hour usually!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:33am mordred:

hoople produced by bowie of course spreadin the disease of glam
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:33am meghan:

That's Tin Lizzy... As they say in Ireland....
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:34am Matt from Springfield:

Mmmm, brandy!
What brand? I think I might have some cognac or armagnac hidden somewhere.
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:34am Syl:

Loving the show, Joe! Greetings from bone-chilling San Francisco.
Hot Knives were right: winter has come.
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:35am Joe McG:

@Matt: I'm going to hire you as my P.R. @Meghan: T'in Lizzy: I finally get it! Ha! @Syl: Welcome to SF and you!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:35am Matt from Springfield:

@meghan: Other commenters in Ireland say the Dublin area especially drops the TH--to say "thirty", you say "terty"!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:36am Matt from Springfield:

Why Joe, I'd be honored! The only payment I require..is more brandy! :)
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:39am Joe McG:

@Matt: Can be arranged!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:41am Holly in NC:

Who is this Fab?
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:41am Matt from Springfield:

Awesome! :)
THE COWSILLS! Also awesome! Didn't know they were trying to get into hard rock by '71!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:42am Joe McG:

@John L: I ran out of time before 1:30, but I swear to Garsh I had "Loretta's Tune" by Steve Harley all lined up!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:43am Joe McG:

@Holly: I don't know nothin' about Fab, but the B-side is even better than what I played. I'll get to it in the future.
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:43am mordred:

tool of civilization
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:44am Joe McG:

@Matt: Everybody writes off the Cowsills, but I think they did their best stuff once they stopped having hits. The II x II and On My Side LPs are great!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:47am Mike Sin:

re:"Covered Wagon"
The last single by the original Cowsills
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:48am Joe McG:

Except Mom was retired by then!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:49am Holly in NC:

@Mike Sin -
Yes, and REALLY hard to find. Grr. Lucky for us Joe is a sharing kind of guy!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:50am Joe McG:

@Holly: :)
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:51am mordred:

wheres the totally psychotic motown covers rock the boat rock the boat great psychotic 70s detective movies make it so!!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:51am Matt from Springfield:

Whoa, 70s Zodiac soul! The stereotypical Ladies Man asking about your sign. You should play "Float On" as a follow up!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:52am Joe McG:

@modred: You've had your treat for the evening!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:52am david from ks.:

,,,,sucking shit steady on,,,,,thank ful for archives
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:52am Joe D.:

I love that crazy spacey whistle sound effect during the horiscope count-down. What would you call that?
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:53am John L.:

Thinking Fellers offshoot, Job's Daughters, do a nice version of the Cowsills "Prophecy Of Daniel and John the Divine." And the whole show is great, I can live without the Harley.
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:53am Holly in NC:

Sagittarius myself. Maybe. Born 2 months early, so I always wonder if I should really be ..?
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:54am Joe McG:

@Joe D: I think it's just a synth, prob. a Moog or ARP. @John L: Thanks for the info and glad you're enjoying. @Holly: I almost got out "Float On"!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:55am yoman:

Nice Four Tops pick, I had forgotten this one. Thanks!
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:56am Holly in NC:

@John L -
I LOVE you! Or, rather, I LOVE that you know Job's Daughters;-)

For just one second I thought the Four Tops were going to bust into Kiss 'I Was Made For Loving You' (I know, it would be vice versa, so now I wonder about that!)
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:56am mordred:

daishikis and white pants afros in la
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 1:57am Joe McG:

@Holly: When I do that segue in the future, I will credit you in the footnotes.
  Sun. 1/22/12 1:58am Holly in NC:

Thank you!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:00am John L.:

Thanks, Holly. I remember hearing them on a comp that came with a magazine called Bananfish.
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:00am John L.:

That's Bananafish. past my bedtime.
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:01am Matt from Springfield:

Wooooo! Johnny Otis! THE Johnny Otis SHOW, in fact!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:05am Holly in NC:

Johnny Otis = coolest guy ever? AND nice?
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:09am Matt from Springfield:

Enjoy, Enjoy....
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:10am Joe B:

glad to hear some post-MotownTops! been getting back into those records. They had several huge hits after leaving Motown
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:10am 12539:

Speaking of the archive, see you there later Joe. Sleep time for me.
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 2:13am Joe McG:

Hey, Joe B! Sleep deep, 12539!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:16am Joe D.:

were they quoting (in the jazz sense) Salt Peanuts at the beginning of this? Brilliant!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:16am Holly in NC:

Chico's Girl - what a great reference!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:18am Joe B:

enjoyed single file on the way home from work as usual! great soundtrack!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:19am Holly in NC:

I guess you can't play any Snatch & the Poontangs...sometimes 'web only' is a beautiful thing
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 2:20am Joe McG:

Thanks, Joe B! High flattery! @Joe D: Yes, there was definitely some "Salt Peanuts" happening there...
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 2:21am Joe McG:

@Holly: Yes, a Web show will have to go there. Even after midnight, I can't, really.
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:22am Holly in NC:

@Joe, I know, no worries!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:33am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for including the great Etta in here Joe!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:35am Matt from Springfield:

I found it kind of funny reading her obit, that her given name was Jamesetta, so one manager took that and reversed it for her stage name!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 2:43am Joe McG:

That's a great story, Matt!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:45am Matt from Springfield:

I like "Etta James"--and it worked out so well for her!

And here's our friend Yair!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:46am Matt from Springfield:

That was a nice Karen Dalton demo--do you think that song sounds a bit like late 60s Bee Gees, if it had a full arrangement?
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 2:48am Joe McG:

Hmm, I hadn't thought of it. I wonder if the Bee Gees ever did it? Possible.
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:50am East Bay T:

gorgeous song
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:52am Pigeon:

I love this Gang song. James Gang rides again. Thanks for playing this.
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 2:53am Joe McG:

No problem, Pige. Hey, East Bay T!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:54am Matt from Springfield:

Hard to believe this is the James Gang! I love it! I must find more!

Hello Mr. Pigeon! :)
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:54am Pigeon:

Bomber Medley also rules. Hey Matt!
Avatar Sun. 1/22/12 2:55am Joe McG:

This next song goes out by request. Goodnight, everybody, and thanks for listening!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:57am Matt from Springfield:

Ahh, lush Buffalo Springfield. Nice request!

Thanks for another hit show Joe! Have a good night everyone!
  Sun. 1/22/12 2:59am yoman:

Thanks for playing! Good night!
  Sun. 1/22/12 3:01am Matt from Springfield:

Hmm, Tim Hardin wrote that Karen song. He had a wonderful writing style covered by many artists in the 60s, maybe that's what sounded familiar about it.
  Sun. 1/22/12 10:21am G:

Holly in NC can type into a keyboard under the covers? I've done a lot with a computer over the years, but *that*'s talent. And determination. I wonder if she fell asleep about 2:30, and awoke Sunday morning with the imprint of a QWERTY kb on her torso.
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