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Options June 22, 2019: Guest: Wreckless Eric

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Artist Track
Wreckless Eric  Whole Wide World   Options
Brinsley Schwarz  The Ugly Things   Options
Louvin Brothers, The  The Stagger   Options
Ike & Tina Turner  Goodbye So Long   Options
Ella Fitzgerald  This Could Be The Start Of Something Big   Options
Rockpile  Fool Too Long   Options
Young Enterprise, The  Think I'm Gonna Make It   Options
Willis Brothers, The  Highway Patrol   Options
Cliff Nobles & Co.  Let's Have A Good Time   Options
Wreckless Eric Presents The Hitsville House Band  Kilburn Road   Options
Thee Headcoatees  Swallow My Pride   Options
Buggs, The  Buggs Vs. Beatles   Options
Jimmy Donley And Ernie Chaffin  Domino Twist   Options
George And Greer  You Didn't Know It, But You Had Me   Options
Now Generation, The  Alone Again (Naturally)   Options
Wreckless Eric  Reconnez Cherie   Options
Jerry Fuller  Beach Party (demo)   Options
Dean And Gene Reece  Jail Break   Options
Jimmy Hughes  A Shot of Rhythm and Blues   Options
Hi-Risers, The  Summertime Here We Come   Options
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  Who Do You Think You're Fooling?   Options
Ray Mason  You're 19   Options
Alder Ray Mathis  Take Me Baby   Options
Wreckless Eric  Dead End   Options
Wreckless Eric  Interview   Options
Wreckless Eric  Father To The Man   Options
Bambi Kino  You're 16   Options
Tremeloes, The  Here Comes My Baby   Options
Nick Lowe  Heart Of The City   Options
Nick Lowe  So It Goes   Options
Daniel Harnett  When It's Time   Options
News Watch 16  Dunkin' Donut Fire Report   Options

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CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE to hear a lovely short BBC radio piece where Nick Lowe talk about Fatback Louisiana USA by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Harlan County by Jim Ford

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for interesting photos of closed music clubs

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's Tinnitus!"

CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"

CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology, and who killed Kennedy!

CLICK HERE for "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE to see Michael Shelley get interviewed on a NJ public access TV show "Destination Montclair"

CLICK HERE if you have the stomach to read Rolling Stone's ridiculous "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time"

CLICK HERE to go "Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians"

CLICK HERE to watch The Cactus Blossoms live at WFMU April 18, 2015

CLICK HERE to watch James Hunter sing "Somethings Calling" live at WFMU Dec 7, 2015 - just so so so good

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on former guest on this show (and the drummer for The Beatles) Bernard Purdie

CLICK HERE to test your sense of pitch

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

CLICK HERE to find out "Why Do All Records Sound the Same?

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour

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

CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club

CLICK HERE to test yourself and find out "How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?"

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

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

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 a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story


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

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 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 read about a recent Jerry Lewis show

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

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

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 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 for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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 garbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

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 Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

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

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

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

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. 6/22/19 11:00am Listener Baby:

Good morning to all of you. Top of the morning, Baby. Can we look in your bag of tricks?
Avatar Sat. 6/22/19 11:03am Miss V:

GoooooooooooooD Morning!
  Sat. 6/22/19 11:09am Tim from LH:

Ian Dury on drums on WWW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 11:10am Listener Baby:

Ever think that Brinsley Schwarz could never have a solo career after that band broke up. What would he call himself? Bad planning, I'm thinking.
  Sat. 6/22/19 11:12am adam:

I was talking with someone about an ike and Tina show he saw when he was 11 circa 1970. he said they came out 2 hours late, leaving the back up band to vamp. best thing:. his dad brought binoculars to look at the dancers
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 11:31am Hoboken Jack:

Hello Michael and everybody! Was just talking with my friend Maggie who was at the Lauderdale show, she had a great time as well.
Avatar Sat. 6/22/19 11:32am Montmaster J:

100% agree. Loser's ABBA show was great. Dancing Queen finale was fabulous!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 11:40am Listener Baby:

Who okayed this song?
  🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 11:40am yippie:

I wanna hold your foot
  Sat. 6/22/19 11:41am imaad:

tuning in from colombo, sri lanka <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 11:42am Gaylord Fields:

Not to criticize the Buggs’ military strategy too harshly, but wouldn’t their use of Raid as a weapon against the Beatles also harm themselves?
Avatar Sat. 6/22/19 11:46am Michael Shelley:

The fatal flaw in their plan...
Avatar Sat. 6/22/19 11:46am Michael Shelley:

Perhaps they should have hired Muhammad Ali as a strategy consultant
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 11:48am Ken From Hyde Park:

After all these years, I just the other day figured out Beatles is a play on words with "beat." I always took it as a play on words of "beetle," the insect. Hoo boy.
  Sat. 6/22/19 11:50am Little Mexican Girl:

Why not both?
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 11:51am Hackensack Slim:

That's really "Getting it in the car on the way home." to the nth degree.
Avatar Sat. 6/22/19 11:53am Juke Joint Jonny:

This Beach Party tune is hitting all the right spots. Great groove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 12:02pm Gaylord Fields:

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, die like a roach. D-Con Power!
  Sat. 6/22/19 12:07pm Frank Zaatar:

Not only Beat, but a reference to the Crickets, considering the debt they owed to Buddy Holly.
Speaking of debts, did Lennon and McCartney get a check from all the various Buggs?--in which case the joke's on the knockoffs.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 12:12pm Hackensack Slim:

The Dylan film was phenomenal. Isis blew my mind.
Avatar Sat. 6/22/19 12:39pm Dr. Goot:

Best part of the movie, HS. Great interview, MS!
  Sat. 6/22/19 12:47pm davefromtoronto:

amazing all those songs cat stevens wrote when he was a teenager.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 12:51pm Hughie Considine:

Best rhyme ever: the one with "skin-tight vision" -- pure elegance.
Avatar Sat. 6/22/19 12:53pm Dr. Goot:

Basher! - freemusicarchive.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 12:58pm Hughie Considine:

this is powerful
  Sat. 6/22/19 12:58pm davefromtoronto:

holy first world problems batman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/22/19 12:59pm Mister Dobalina:

That was intense.
  Sat. 6/22/19 12:59pm sdfgh:

shamokin ! Fishers Pierogies rules!
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