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Options January 8, 2018: Show 125 Featuring The Blue Things & Val Stoeklein

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
Sandy Salisbury  On and On She Goes (With Me Tonight)   Options   Together  1970  45  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Playground  Lazy Days   Options   Nems  1969  45  0:05:02 (Pop‑up)
Mike Batt  Your Mother Should Know   Options   United Artists (UK)  1969  45  0:07:05 (Pop‑up)
Jennifer's Friends  Land Of Make Believe   Options   Buddah  1968  45  0:09:08 (Pop‑up)
Bill Chadwick  Talking To The Wall   Options   Dot  1969  45  0:12:04 (Pop‑up)
The Wildflower  Baby Dear   Options   Mainstream  1966  45  0:16:34 (Pop‑up)
We Five  There Stands The Door   Options   A&M  1966  45  0:18:53 (Pop‑up)
The Wailers  You Can't Fly   Options   Bell  1967  45  0:21:01 (Pop‑up)
The Gants  (You Can't Blow) Smoke Rings   Options   Liberty   1966  45  0:23:43 (Pop‑up)
The Chicago Loop  Richard Corey   Options   DynoVoice  1967  45  0:26:15 (Pop‑up)
The Tapestry  Miss Julie's Private School   Options   Compass  1967  45  0:30:43 (Pop‑up)
Isabel Bond  Don't Forget About Me   Options   Major Minor  1969  45  0:33:26 (Pop‑up)
Chris & Peter Allen  Just Friends   Options   Mercury  1968  45  0:36:04 (Pop‑up)
Elli  Never Mind   Options   Parlophone   1967  45  0:38:30 (Pop‑up)
The Myddle Class  I Happen To Love You   Options   Tomorrow  1966  45  0:40:52 (Pop‑up)
The Waterproof Candle  Electrically Heated Child   Options   Dunhill  1968  45  0:46:06 (Pop‑up)
Majic Ship  Night Time Music   Options   B.T. Puppy  1968  45  0:48:39 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Curtiss  Not For You   Options   Laurie  1965  45  0:50:44 (Pop‑up)
David Reilly  Fly Like A Bird   Options   RCA Victor (U.K.)  1969  45  0:52:26 (Pop‑up)
Jackie DeShannon  I Keep Wanting You   Options   Imperial  1968  45  0:55:09 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  La Do Da Da   Options   RCA  1965  45  1:00:20 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  Punkin' Doodle   Options Blow Your Mind  Cicadelic  1964  CD  1:03:00 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  Ain't That Lovin' You Baby   Options The Blue Things  RCA  1966  LP  1:05:12 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  Pretty Thing-Oh   Options   Ruff  1965  45  1:07:20 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  Mary Lou   Options   Ruff  1965  45  1:10:17 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  The Man On The Street   Options   RCA  1966  45  1:14:26 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  Doll House   Options   RCA  1966  45  1:15:16 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  I Must Be Doing Something Wrong   Options   RCA  1965  45  1:17:12 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  Baby My Heart   Options The Blue Things Story, Volume One  Cicadelic  1965  CD  1:19:25 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  It Ain't No Big Thing, Babe   Options The Blue Things  RCA  1966  LP  1:21:26 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  The Orange Rooftop Of Your Mind   Options   RCA  1966  45  1:24:49 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  One Hour Cleaners   Options   RCA  1966  45  1:27:34 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  You Can Live In Our Tree   Options   RCA  1967  45  1:30:15 (Pop‑up)
The Blue Things  Caroline   Options The Blue Things Story, Volume Three  Cicadelic  1967  CD  1:33:14 (Pop‑up)
Val Stöecklein  Waiting For Changes   Options Blow Your Mind  Cicadelic  1966  CD  1:35:45 (Pop‑up)
Val Stöecklein  Color Her Blue   Options Grey Life  Dot  1968  LP  1:39:35 (Pop‑up)
Val Stöecklein  I Wonder Who I'll Be Tomorrow   Options   Dot  1969  45  1:43:32 (Pop‑up)
Val Stöecklein  She Was Summer To Me   Options         1:47:02 (Pop‑up)
Val Stöecklein  Seven Days Away From You   Options Grey Life  Dot  1968  LP  1:49:22 (Pop‑up)
Val Stöecklein  Full Grown Man   Options         1:52:23 (Pop‑up)
Val Stöecklein  Sounds Of Yesterday   Options Grey Life  Dot  1968  LP  1:56:00 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 5:57pm cometothesunshine:

welcome to the show
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 5:58pm Woof:

Hello everyone!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 5:58pm mce1965:

Stretching the format a bit with some tasty Ernie K-Doe
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:00pm mce1965:

Looking forward to mono bummer with strings
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:02pm cometothesunshine:

a great lead in!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:02pm cometothesunshine:

hello hello
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:03pm cometothesunshine:

a lot of format stretching today/tonight - opening with a single from 1970
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:04pm mce1965:

F***ing with the formula
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:04pm cometothesunshine:

I will never forget the first time I heard this song in Hoboken, NJ off of a cassette. I never dreamed that someday I would have the Together single. #humblebrag
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:05pm mce1965:

Not familiar with this single... on Nems?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:06pm cometothesunshine:

This is such a great song! New to my collection.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:06pm cometothesunshine:

Many newly acquired 45's on this show
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:06pm mce1965:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/8/18 6:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Popping in to let you know I appreciate the Podcast all the time!
...The CatStevens show was TopDrawer: you are the best!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:07pm cometothesunshine:

I felt like Wolfman Jack recording this show after midnight last night
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:07pm cometothesunshine:

Thank you so much Rev '63!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:08pm cometothesunshine:

I truly appreciate your listenership!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:11pm cometothesunshine:

Wonder if Jennifer's Friends rubbed shoulders with the Astral Weeks era Van? Same producer/era
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:12pm mce1965:

Van helped with backing vocals
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:12pm cometothesunshine:

Some American Wichita magic here
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:13pm mce1965:

The fifth Monkee!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:13pm cometothesunshine:

Sad that that windmill logo made it on so few singles
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:13pm mce1965:

Nez ever gone on record about those productions?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:13pm cometothesunshine:

This is what we call "straw hat metal"
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:14pm cometothesunshine:

Maybe he'll be talking about those soon?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:15pm mce1965:

Well sure
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:17pm cometothesunshine:

Ready to get your jangle on?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:17pm cometothesunshine:

These lyrics are very "song poem"
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:18pm mce1965:

Yeah, noticed that
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:18pm cometothesunshine:

Pre-dates "Blind Man's P****"
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:20pm cometothesunshine:

The We Five playing both kinds of music: folk & rock
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:20pm mce1965:

Gene Merlino cries out to give those a try
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:21pm mce1965:

Yeah, We Five... what a strange story
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:21pm cometothesunshine:

Some music now from my adopted second hometown of Tacoma, WA
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 6:22pm Richard.Whig:

Whoa!! This Wailers' track! Was Neil Young in town that weekend? ha
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:23pm cometothesunshine:

Sounds like it, Richard - and a female vocalist in the mix!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:24pm mce1965:

Crossing the span of the country today... Washington to Mississippi
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:25pm cometothesunshine:

Plus, good old London town - and a trip soon to the Windy City
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:26pm cometothesunshine:

I feel fortunate to have seen the Gants live.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:27pm cometothesunshine:

The Loop give Paul, Art, Van & Denny quite a run for their $
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:28pm mce1965:

Lotta snarl
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:28pm cometothesunshine:

I like how the engineer put extra reverb on the vocals when they sing "orgies"
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 6:30pm Richard.Whig:

great version of Richard Corey!!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:30pm cometothesunshine:

I think so too, RW
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:30pm mce1965:

Giving that little extra "this will never be played on radio" push
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:32pm cometothesunshine:

The Tapestry in their world of antiquity
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:34pm cometothesunshine:

This version of "Don't Forget About Me" is interesting - directly lifted from Dusty's arrangement.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:35pm cometothesunshine:

I bought this in London in July.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:35pm cometothesunshine:

At Intoxica
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 6:36pm Richard.Whig:

^ great store!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:37pm cometothesunshine:

Chris & Peter Allen - so great - would love to hear Chris Bell interviewed.
  Mon. 1/8/18 6:37pm Javier from Argentina:

Wow this is a great song. I got here late because no one told me the player doesn't work in Foreifox browser. All good in Chrome, tho.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:37pm cometothesunshine:

Maybe Liza has some insights?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:39pm cometothesunshine:

Would love to hear the other songs on the Elli vinyl record that Dig The Fuzz issued - I only have this 45.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:40pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks for joining us, Javier! welcome!
  Mon. 1/8/18 6:41pm Javier from Argentina:

My pleasure! Are you the same Andrew who does the Monkees reissues?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:41pm cometothesunshine:

Yes, I am!
  Mon. 1/8/18 6:44pm Javier from Argentina:

Wow, you sir, are my hero. They are fantastic! I am still waiting for More of The Monkees 3 CD set to arrive. Customs office has it.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:44pm cometothesunshine:

I hope you enjoy it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 6:46pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

I commend you for sounds like keeping a straight face with some of these group names and song titles, Andrew!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:48pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks so much, Glynis! My year's of attempting to say all these producer/arranger/writer names has served me well.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:48pm cometothesunshine:

This single is produced by Jimmy Webb - but not written by him
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:51pm cometothesunshine:

This Jimmy Curtiss 45 didn't fit on our Hobbits spotlight
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:53pm cometothesunshine:

I was lucky to find so many great 45's in the past few weeks for this show.
  Mon. 1/8/18 6:55pm Jay S.:

It's amazing that there's still so many great discoveries after all these years
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:55pm mce1965:

I haven't been able to comment but this is one great run of singles you've been playing
  Mon. 1/8/18 6:55pm Javier from Argentina:

Some great songs here from Artists I didn't even know existed! Wow!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:55pm cometothesunshine:

I agree, Jay!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:55pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks, MCE & Javier
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:56pm cometothesunshine:

Lovely to hear this single mix of Jackie De
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 6:57pm cometothesunshine:

I must admit, I was unaware of the romantic relationship between Jackie De & Jack N. - and their songwriting inspiration
  Mon. 1/8/18 6:59pm Pop Argot:

Nitzsche was peachy.
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:01pm Javier from Argentina:

I have this song in a CD called "The Bluethings story" released on the Collectables label. Atrocious sound quality for the most part. There's also a volume 2 on the same label
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:02pm cometothesunshine:

I did a lot of work on the audio for this episode's material - I hope it is an improvement.
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:02pm Javier from Argentina:

It does sound more punchy.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:02pm Olivia Greene:

Loving "La Do Da Da"!
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:04pm Javier from Argentina:

This song is really good! Was it released on CD? (Punkin' Doodle)
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:04pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks, Olivia!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 7:05pm Richard.Whig:

Punchy! Sock it to me, baby! POW!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:08pm cometothesunshine:

These are all from the original 45's in my collection
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:09pm Jay S.:

Never heard these before, love it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 7:14pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Ahhh, this is one of my #1 favorite songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:15pm cometothesunshine:

I am so glad, Jay - I flipped when I first heard the Blue Things - love their music!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:16pm cometothesunshine:

Yes, a great one, Glynis
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:16pm glenn:

ahhhhh, hippy noise.
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:18pm Javier from Argentina:

I need to throw my Bluethings Collectables Cds in the garbage and get a copy of your transfers, Andrew.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:19pm cometothesunshine:

Unfortunately, there are still some songs on the recent Blow Your Mind CD from Cicadelic that have the intros clipped off - very frustrating
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:21pm cometothesunshine:

I wrote to them, but I am sure most people never noticed or cared.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:23pm Olivia Greene:

My first experience hearing The Blue Things too. How fortunate I am to hear these so well here now!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:23pm cometothesunshine:

I am glad, Olivia!
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:24pm Javier from Argentina:

The most amazing thing that happened to me was when I noticed in "The Paul Jones Collection Vol. 2" that the last song was missing and replaced with another song that was on Volume 3. I wrote to Cherry Red Records and they've sent me the song in an MP3 file, otherwise unavailable on CD because of their lousy quality control.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:24pm cometothesunshine:

Very little quality these days :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 7:25pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Andrew have you heard Chris Noels version of Doll House?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:26pm cometothesunshine:

I have not, Glynis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 7:27pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

I'll send it to you.
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:27pm Javier from Argentina:

"Taxman" rip-off?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:29pm cometothesunshine:

So many songs are based off of the "Taxman" bass riff - also has the vocal verse melody of "Clarksville"
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:30pm Javier from Argentina:

Yes, as someone once said "there are a limited amount of chord combinations available" lol.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:32pm glenn:

yes and no. there are lots of chords. there are only so many that sound good together.
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:34pm Jay S.:

Bit of a Love vibe here
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:35pm cometothesunshine:

I would say that the Blue Things were one of the most innovative and interesting bands of their era - and coming from Kansas, they are beyond compare for their daring music.
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:36pm Javier from Argentina:

I agree. Time for a 160 minute double cd set of their stuff remastered. I'd buy it!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:37pm cometothesunshine:

The Cicadelic Set has so much great stuff - unlikely anything more will ever be done.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:38pm cometothesunshine:

Plus, all of the Dot label tracks burned in the Universal fire. So, no hope of a proper Val CD.
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:40pm Javier from Argentina:

It always brings me sadness to learn of "lost mastertapes".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 7:40pm Uncle Michael:

Better late than never...one Kansas resident to represent!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 7:40pm Richard.Whig:

Is this the right time to mention that our guitarist is from Kansas and, until his recent relocation to San Diego, played in a band that billed themselves as The Blue Things, played all Blue Things material, contained no actual Blue Things members, but got good bookings in Kansas at car shows, high school reunions, etc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 7:42pm Uncle Michael:

Who's that, Richard?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:42pm cometothesunshine:

It took me forever to find the RCA Blue Things album - Rob Santos actually found me a copy when we were both in Tulsa - I bet it only sold in Kansas and thereabouts.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:42pm cometothesunshine:

Welcome Uncle Michael
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:43pm cometothesunshine:

I wonder why Val's vocal approach totally changed after 1967?
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:45pm cometothesunshine:

Some nice Hal Blaine drumming on this single
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:46pm cometothesunshine:

Very Octo-plus - sounds like James Burton dobro too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 7:47pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Beatles to Dylan, Andrew!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:48pm cometothesunshine:

This is a very beautiful song.
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:48pm glenn:

hal blaine's the drummer on probably 95% of the stuff you play.
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:50pm Javier from Argentina:

This is great. Sounds a bit like "Love minus Zero"
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:51pm cometothesunshine:

The most upbeat sounding track on Grey Life
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:54pm cometothesunshine:

These are great songs, too bad there wasn't a second Dot LP
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:55pm Javier from Argentina:

This was great, hope to catch the show again soon!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/8/18 7:56pm Woof:

Great show, Andrew! Thank you so much!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:56pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks everyone for listening today!
Avatar Mon. 1/8/18 7:56pm cometothesunshine:

take care!
  Mon. 1/8/18 7:57pm Jay S.:

Thank you, Andrew!
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