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Options June 6, 2015: Guest: Graham Parker

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Artist Track
Graham Parker and the Rumour  Protection   Options
Los Shakers  Always You   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Coldfoot Boogie   Options
Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva  Swingin On A Star   Options
Ed Lincoln  You Rir de Voce   Options
Graham Parker and the Rumour  I want you Back   Options
Epics, The  Louie Come Home   Options
Willie Nelson  Make Way For A Better Man   Options
Barbara Lynn  Question Of Love (demo)   Options
Graham Parker and the Rumour  Local Girls   Options
Ritchie Luvworth  Let's Dance   Options
Tommy Collins  Black Cat   Options
Louisiana Red  Red's Dream   Options
Django Reinhardt  Nagasaki   Options
Graham Parker and the Rumour  White Honey   Options
Graham Parker  Interview   Options
Graham Parker and the Rumour  Wall Of Grace   Options
Beach Boys, The  This Whole World   Options
Dee Mullins  Beers   Options
P.P. Arnold  Treat Me Like A Lady   Options
Flamin' Groovies  Have You Seen My Baby?   Options
Claudya con Ramon y sus Showmen  Un Millon De Lagrimas   Options
Neil Levang & Buddy Merrill  San Antonio Rose   Options
Jimmy Hughes  Everybody Let's Dance   Options
Vic Mizzy  Gomez   Options
Cracker  Euro Trash Girl   Options
Camera Obscura  French Navy   Options
Crystal Robots  In the Presence of the Royal Nothing   Options
Bucky  Dog Calendar   Options
Girl  Punks vs Freaks   Options
Graham Parker

CLICK HERE to buy 22 brand new LP records of 1960’s and 70’s Pow Wow music and Peyote Songs

CLICK HERE to watch "We Didn't Get Famous" The Story of the Southern Music Underground, 1978-1990

CLICK HERE for an article about Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with files of the isolated tracks to listen to

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see actual video of The Cactus Blossoms on WFMU, or CLICK HERE, or CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of the book "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret" or CLICK HERE to read Carol's review of The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010

CLICK HERE to see part one of a short behind the scenes film about Brian Wilson's new album "No Pier Pressure"

CLICK HERE for Brian Wilson's new song "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine) live on SoundStage. and

CLICK HERE for "Wild Honey" feat. Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar

CLICK HERE for a great 2012 Rolling Stone piece about the 2012 Beach Boys reunion

CLICK HERE to see Cory Branan's "You Make Me" (in 3-D if you have the red and blue glasses)

CLICK HERE for the Stereohysteria podcast episode featuring Deke Dickerson

CLICK HERE for a chart that shows musician deaths by genre

CLICK HERE to watch 12 parts of "Strong Enough to Break" a documentary film completed in 2004 about the making of Hanson's third studio album "Underneath" that chronicles the bands struggle to complete the album in an increasingly corporate music business.

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Better Records, whcih sells old lp pressings that sell for astronomical prices, e.g: The Police’s Synchronicity: $350

CLICK HERE for "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

CLICK HERE for "It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit"

CLICK HERE for "Why Cds May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl"

CLICK HERE to see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

CLICK HERE to create never ending always changing loops of a music files you upload

CLICK HERE for Gay Robot

CLICK HERE for PopSpots: exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history - tracked down with an obsessive level of research

CLICK HERE for 1971 tapes of Bob Dylan getting rightfully testy with A.J. Weberman (who used to go through and sell Dylan's garbage)

CLICK HERE for "Mind-Blowing Six Song Country Mashup" - which, if it is real, is pretty mind blowing

CLICK HEREfor the answer to the question "Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good Monster Cables?"

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets or CLICK HERE to listen

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!

CLICK HERE to watch Mad Magazine's never aired 1974 tv special

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman

CLICK HERE for the preview of the new WFMU documentary "Sex And Broacasting"

CLICK HERE for info on the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park

CLICK HERE for another piece about how the streaming music business model is doomed for eternity to be a disaster for musicians

CLICK HERE for forty photos of The Brown Sisters

CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for the N.Y. Times story about the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records

CLICK HERE for a piece from a guy who played in a prison band with drummer Jim Gordon

CLICK HERE for a piece on the dynamic between Lennon & McCartney

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HERE for a a piece by bass player Ernie Brooks remembering his days in Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers

CLICK HERE for something odd: on the website of session guitarist Jay Graydon (he plays the guitar solo on Steely Dan's "Peg") he lists playing guitar on Cheap Trick's studio version of "I Want You To Want Me" among his 1977 credits.

CLICK HERE for some audio Illusions - "Can You Trust Your Ears"?

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE for "The Jarmels" "A Little Bit of Soap" - don't think this is the original lead singer - but he does a great job

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE to find out if we need to be touching

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

CLICK HERE to play Name That Drum Fill

CLICK HERE to read "Phish Has Been a Band for Thirty Years Now and They Have Sucked the Whole Time" and then CLICK HERE to read "This Is What Happens When You Make Fun Of Phish On The Internet"

CLICK HERE for the story of Be Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson and how he says his record label ripped him off

CLICK HERE to watch the famously hard to find MC5 documentary

CLICK HERE to read about a recent Jerry Lewis show

CLICK HERE for the new release of 5 Style 1996 live on WFMU

CLICK HERE for Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

CLICK HERE to read "A Portrait of the Worst Guy Ever"

CLICK HERE for proof that Michael Nesmith is a nut

CLICK HERE to see some wise asses I'm a fan of

CLICK HERE to hear Bernard Prurdie talk about all kinds of things - including saying "Ringo's not on anything"

CLICK HERE for a film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

CLICK HERE for a laugh

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see drummer Joff from the band Bucky so some drawings of old people

CLICK HERE if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

CLICK HERE to see why the cowardly anonymous culture of the internet drives me even more crazy then art does

CLICK HERE for a little background on the Buddy Rich tapes

CLICK HERE for a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

CLICK HERE for the The Knack - this clip (with hard panned guitars) will help you understand the division of guitar parts in this song - which is not quite what I thought it was

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

CLICK HERE Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), including postage, on Will Birch's website

CLICK HERE for a reminder that you have to be 恋のホワン・ホワン (or HERE, or HERE , or HERE , or HERE, or HERE!)

CLICK HERE for info on an odd e-book "Nick Lowe: A Long Career That Never Gets Stale." It is 4 pages long and "sells" for $1.99. The same author has one about Dean Martin that was reviewed like this: "This pamphlet was complete gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

CLICK HERE, but only if you have golden ears

CLICK HERE for some amazing RARE STAX MUSIC from tapes Robert Gordon pulled out of the debris when the STAX building was being torn down!

CLICK HERE for STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"

CLICK HERE for some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for some classic Jerry. The whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/6/15 11:05am Cat:

Yeah, GP!
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 11:07am CTEmpress:

Rated GP!! And #1 hits??? How much better can this day get!
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 11:11am CTEmpress:

I was following GP from the UK in the early days and saw him several times stateside. Truly one of the unsung heroes of white soul angst.
  Sat. 6/6/15 11:19am scott:

Is this an alt version of "I Want You Back"? Sounds different from the one that was a radio hit back in the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/6/15 11:20am purpleknif:

Graham Parker , blue eyed soul fan here!
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 11:26am CTEmpress:

THE BEST I Want You Back: I already have a few GP slices in tonight's play box and close my sets with Soul Shoes. Just fits!
  Sat. 6/6/15 11:27am Hot Bar:

Hey Scott. You picked up on the lack of one Michael Jackson :)
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 11:28am Sean B.:

I'm in awe of how great the selections of music being presented here by Mike are!. Simply fantastic!.
  Sat. 6/6/15 11:28am JOFF!:

BABS LYNN - What i'd Say version. amazing guitar playing on Soul Train!
  Sat. 6/6/15 11:34am scott:

Um no, the version that MS just played sounds slower and sounds like a different take than the GP/Rumour version that was a popular b-side in the late '70s and which is on the Squeezing Out Sparks CD. Was the radio hit version live or something? Memory is hazy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/6/15 11:34am Cat:

Re: your question about popularity, Michael, along with Nick, Dave & Elvis, GP was worshiped amongst my school buddies down here in VA. WHFS prolly had something to do with that.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 11:34am CTEmpress:

BTW, here in NYC Graham Parker was revered. Shows always sold out and I was working in a record store so the sales were brisk. Not the same sort of Costello ferver but a real deep thought provoking fandom. So yeah, huge here in NYC.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 11:43am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

LOU MITCHELL'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 11:43am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Where Route 66 started (or ended, I suppose).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/6/15 11:44am Baby:

  Sat. 6/6/15 11:44am Stuart Rose:

Scott am be right.
"I want up you back" sounded a few drop slower and less poppy than the version we all heard on the radio a few years back ( I'm not saying 'decades' - it's a convicting word).
  Sat. 6/6/15 11:45am David in ATL from NJ:

Graham Parker has written/recorded some great music. Still does it today. His documentary is wonderful and I highly recommend it.

Come to Atlanta, Graham. With and without the Rumour!
  Sat. 6/6/15 11:45am Hot Bar:

Oh interesting I'm learning something then. Of course you know the jackson!
  Sat. 6/6/15 11:51am david:

mike - ask who is in the band "The Rumour" these days - thx!
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 11:52am Michael Shelley:

The current Rumour is all the original guys
  Sat. 6/6/15 11:54am Kevin:

Michael, One of my favorite Graham Parker albums that you might not know about is: "Live and Alone in America. Really great solo show recording.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/6/15 12:16pm purpleknif:

Michael, Graham, thank you. Such a rare treat.
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:16pm David in ATL from NJ:

BRAVO! Thanks, Michael, for another great interview.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:18pm CTEmpress:

Great interview! Graham P has such a rich background and expresses himself so well. I learned a lot! Thanks, Michael another home run!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/6/15 12:19pm Gaylord Fields:

Whenever I need to be reminded precisely what the word "mastery" truly means, I seek out Graham Parker.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:20pm CTEmpress:

Gaylord, said perfectly! I am heading to the Highline next Sat!
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:21pm Utopiast:

Wonderful show and interview. Been listening all morning, including Bob's show. Thanks to all at WFMU, from the hinterlands west of the Mississippi and near the base of Pikes Peak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/6/15 12:24pm Gaylord Fields:

@CTEmpress: And your use of the word "soul" is just as apt, and you would know!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/6/15 12:24pm Cat:

great interview. will be seeing GP at The Birchmere
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:26pm lloyd michigan:

How about a P.P. Arnold interview?
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:28pm David in ATL from NJ:

Does anyone know why Roy Loney was not included on the Flaming Groovies documentary and did not participate in the reunion tour of this year?
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:29pm Sean B.:

What an amazing show today. Graham is such an inspired super nice guy & I am left inspired by his words and enthusiasm!. I'm knocked out man.Thank you Michael.
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:31pm David in ATL from NJ:

That interview is a must for anyone who does not think GP is the real deal!
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:32pm Stuart Rose:

The Grass Roots go Iberian!
Some American band had that melodramatic sound that translates well- musically and lyrically.
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:33pm making in brooklyn:

Chicas! A cd brimming with #1 hits
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:35pm Michael Shelley:

so true!
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:38pm lloyd michigan:

Gomez Adams?
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:39pm Coder:

This show just keeps getting better!
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:39pm lloyd michigan:

  Sat. 6/6/15 12:42pm scott:

The Flamin' Groovies lineup that's currently touring is a version of the Shake Some Action-era band w/Chris Wilson. Roy wasn't in that incarnation.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

I would guess they would have wanted Roy to participate.
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:46pm scott:

Nope, it's a different band with a different style and a different repertoire.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:46pm Michael Shelley:

I would guess they would have wanted Roy to participate.
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:48pm scott:

Keep guessing. Two completely different bands, pretty much, despite sharing the same name.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:48pm Michael Shelley:

I would guess they would have wanted Roy to participate.
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:49pm scott:

You guessed wrong.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:49pm Michael Shelley:

I would guess they would have wanted Roy to participate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/6/15 12:50pm Gaylord Fields:

"French Navy" — #1 hit of 2009!
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:50pm scott:

I would guess they would have wanted Roy to participate.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:50pm Michael Shelley:

me too
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:52pm Stuart Rose:

The strings at the end of that Camera Obscura song sounds like the strings on NicK Drake's Thoughts of Hazy Jane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/6/15 12:53pm sonnyspop:

French Navy sounds a bit like Embarrassment by Madness. Both good.
Avatar Sat. 6/6/15 12:54pm CTEmpress:

Still having fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/6/15 12:57pm Gaylord Fields:

"Dog Calendar" is great, but here's me tossing cold water: It actually was Sonny Liston who said that about Ringo.
  Sat. 6/6/15 12:59pm scott:

Sonny Liston's dog was a great songwriter too, Gaylord.
  Sat. 6/6/15 7:40pm Stuart R:

Enjoyed immensely. Learned a good amount about Mr. Parker, that there's a documentary and he'd prefer to be transported to stage v. Tour. Then the program stopped playing. Have an Android phone and unable to play it . I know can on Windows Media via Laptop. Any other non Apple ways to play?
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