Options Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from January 16, 2010 Options

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A sight for sore ears. Power pop, freakbeat, and psychedelic songs for all six senses.

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Options January 16, 2010: A fill in for Terre T -- Hello 2010!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Yardbirds  Smokestack Lightning   Options Five Live Yardbirds  Rhino Records  1989  CD  originally from 1964! Recorded at the Marquee Club in London.    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Generation X  Ready Steady Go   Options Perfect Hits 1975 - 1981  Chrysalis  1991  CD  from 1978 -- originally off their self-titled first LP.    0:05:02 (Pop‑up)
Pistol Whip  Untouchables   Options Terminal  Smog Veil    CD  from 1977 -- Cleveland!  *   0:07:58 (Pop‑up)
Off Broadway USA  Stay in Time   Options VA: DIY: Shake It Up! American Power Pop II (1978-80)  Rhino  1993  CD  from 1980.    0:10:58 (Pop‑up)
Jags  She's So Considerate   Options Evening Standards  Island  1980  LP      0:13:44 (Pop‑up)
Utopia  Take It Home   Options Deface the Music  Bearsville  1980  LP  Todd Rundgren and crew's tongue-in-cheek homage to each stylistic period of The Beatles, working chronologically track by track.    0:16:29 (Pop‑up)
Sorrows  Bad Times   Options Teenage Heartbreak  CBS  1980  LP  from New York -- members were originally in the Poppees.    0:19:10 (Pop‑up)
Anderson Council  Love Bomb   Options b/w Don't You Think  Sinclair    7"    *   0:21:28 (Pop‑up)
Original Sins  Why You Love Me So   Options The Hardest Way  Psonik  1989  CD  from Bethlehem, PA.    0:25:37 (Pop‑up)
Creeps  Down At The Nightclub   Options Enjoy the Creeps  Tracks on Wax  1986  LP  from Sweden!    0:27:55 (Pop‑up)
Twisted  Sheez Wycked   Options The Fuzztones: Creatures That Time Forgot  Skyclad Records  1989  CD  from 1984 -- preceded by an interview by Bill Kelly on WFMU at that time!    0:39:47 (Pop‑up)
Jay Reatard  Feeling Blank Again   Options Singles 06-07  In the Red  2008  CD  RIP Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.    0:42:26 (Pop‑up)
Jay Reatard  I Know a Place   Options Singles 06-07  In the Red  2008  CD      0:45:33 (Pop‑up)
Fleshtones  My Kind of Lovin'/The Cross Roads Are Coming   Options More Than Skin Deep  Telstar/Ichiban  1998  LP      0:46:32 (Pop‑up)
Forty-Fives  My Kind of Girl   Options VA: The Coolest Songs in the World, Volume 1  Wicked Cool  2006  CD  originally from the 2002 Yep Rock album "Fight Dirty"    0:49:20 (Pop‑up)
Kenny and the Kasuals  Money   Options The Impact Sound of Kenny and the Kasuals  Impact  1977  LP  1977 reissue of a rare 1966 LP -- a live recording at the Studio Club in Dallas, TX.    0:52:27 (Pop‑up)
Remo Four  Live Like a Lady   Options Smile  Repertoire   1996  CD  from 1967    1:00:59 (Pop‑up)
Nouvellas  Baby You Change Your Mind   Options The Nouvellas  Ernest Jenning Record Co.    CD  playing tonight at Southpaw (Brooklyn, NY)!  *   1:03:41 (Pop‑up)
Gold  Summer Dresses   Options VA: World in Sound Tracks - Episode I  World of Sound    CD  from 1971  *   1:07:06 (Pop‑up)
Brilliant Colors  Short Sleeves at Night   Options Introducing  Slumberland    CD    *   1:09:09 (Pop‑up)
Shannon and the Clams  Blast Me to Bermuda   Options I Wanna Go Home  1-2-3-4 Go!    CD    *   1:11:16 (Pop‑up)
Tribute to Mick Green! R.I.P.
Pirates  My Babe   Options VA: Rhythm & Blues at Abbey Road, 1963-1966  EMI  2002  CD  from 1964.    1:15:44 (Pop‑up)
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas  I'll Be Doggone   Options VA: Mix a Fix -- UK Floor Fillers, Volume 2  Psychic Circle  2007  CD  from 1965    1:18:34 (Pop‑up)
Pirates  Can't Understand   Options VA: Nothing Comes Easy: 20 Hard-Edged Stompers From the British Beat Era  Psychic Circle  2007  CD  from 1965    1:21:11 (Pop‑up)
Dakotas  7 Pounds of Potatoes   Options VA: English Freakbeat, Volume 2  AIP  1996  CD  from 1966. Thank you Mr. LyNcH for "remastering" this track properly to mono!    1:23:11 (Pop‑up)
Dakotas  The Spider and the Fly   Options VA: Rare 60's Beat Treasures, Volume 3  Gone Beat  1995  CD  from 1967    1:25:34 (Pop‑up)
The Above  Bollywood Woman   Options 3 Song sampler  self-released    CD-R  promo sampler for an upcoming album.  *   1:32:17 (Pop‑up)
The Escorts  C'mon Home Baby   Options From the Blue Angel  Edsel Records  1983  LP  from 1965    1:35:10 (Pop‑up)
Keith Shields  Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)   Options VA: The Freakbeat Scene  Deram/Decca  1998  CD  from 1967 - a cover of a Donovan song.    1:36:55 (Pop‑up)
Ravin' Blue  It's Not Real   Options VA: Psychedelic States: Mississippi  Gear Fab    CD  from 1966  *   1:38:56 (Pop‑up)
Magical Mixture  I'm So Sad   Options VA: Swinging London: The Accidental Genius of Saga Records 1968-1970  RPM  2007  CD  from 1968    1:41:30 (Pop‑up)
Phil Ochs  Tape From California   Options Rehearsals For Retirement/Gunfight at Carnegie Hall  Collectors' Choice  2000  CD  recorded live in 1970. This version is quite different from the studio version that appeard in 1968. Bob Rafkin on guitar. "Gunfight at Carnegie Hall" was originally released only in Canada in 1975.    1:45:30 (Pop‑up)
Grodes  I Won't Be There   Options VA: Let's Talk About Girls! Music from Tucson 1964-1968  Dionysus  1997  CD  from 1966    1:49:07 (Pop‑up)
Shrubs  Big Lie   Options Forgotten How to Fall  Not    CD  produced by the Feelies' Glenn Mercer  *   1:51:10 (Pop‑up)
Dutchess and the Duke  Reservoir Park   Options She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke  Hardly Art  2008  CD  Hear them live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic on 1/23!    2:03:29 (Pop‑up)
Paley Brothers  Magic Power   Options b/w You're the Best  Sire Records  1978  7"      2:07:04 (Pop‑up)
Squeeze  Goodbye Girl   Options 6 Squeeze Songs Crammed Into One Ten-Inch Record  A&M Records  1979  10"  fantastic album cover    2:10:12 (Pop‑up)
Barnaby Bye  Tumblin' Inn   Options Touch  Atlantic  1974  LP  features Peppy Castro (formerly of the Blues Magoos) and the Alessi brothers.    2:12:55 (Pop‑up)
David Bowie  Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud   Options Space Oddity (40th Anniversary Edition)  Virgin    CD box set  from 1969.  *   2:15:38 (Pop‑up)
Yummy Fur  Policeman   Options b/w 70's Car Crash  Guided Missile  1996  7"  The band has reunited and they will be playing live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic sometime in February!    2:19:47 (Pop‑up)
Knaves  Inside Outside   Options Leave Me Alone!  Sundazed  2001  10"  from 1967    2:23:27 (Pop‑up)
14  Drizzle   Options 14 in a Bunch and More  EMI  1998  CD  from 1966. Sweden!
Thanks to Bill for sending this CD my way!
  2:23:34 (Pop‑up)
Listen  Everybody's Gonna Say   Options VA: Visions of the Past #3  Disc de Luxe  1991  CD  from 1966, featuring Robert Plant before joining Led Zeppelin.    2:25:34 (Pop‑up)
Lindsay Muir's Untamed  Daddy Long Legs   Options VA: The Best of Planet Records  RPM  2000  CD  From 1966 -- a Shel Talmy production. This compilation rounds up tracks from Talmy's Planet record label.    2:29:25 (Pop‑up)
The Illusion  Talkin' Sweet Talkin' Soul   Options The Illusion  Steed / Dot  1969  LP      2:30:28 (Pop‑up)
Edwin Starr  Easin' In   Options VA: Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75  Soul Jazz Records    CD box set  From the movie "Hell Up in Harlem" (1973)  *   2:33:04 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Hallyday  Voyage au Pays des Vivants   Options Johnny Hallyday  Philips  1969  LP  "secretly" featuring members of the Small Faces.    2:44:51 (Pop‑up)
Crickets  Song of the Crickets   Options VA: Psychedelic Super Pjotr  Past and Present    CD  from 1967. Poland!  *   2:48:24 (Pop‑up)
Rob Storme Group  But Cry   Options VA: Tony the Tyger Presents: Shout, Shake & Go  No Label  2001  CD-R  from 1966    2:51:25 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:12pm Matt:

Great opening tunes. Love Keith Relf
  3:13pm Nikolaj:

Hey - I am listening. From Copenhagen, Denmark. Rock n Roll!
  3:18pm Rob F:

Sounds great Mike - keep up the great work.
  3:21pm Nolan:

Sounds wonderful! Wish I could download a podcast of it.
  3:23pm pseu:

go Mike go! love it!
  3:27pm Hugh mchuge:

Go Mike! Had bout some Headcoatees?
  3:31pm esch oder anarchie!:

Saturday afternoon, working from home, grrrr. But, just caught myself headbanging to the beat and them fuzzy guitars. Makes work more fun. Thx.
  3:50pm Topkat:

'aftanoon Mike & Liz and all,
might you have carried in to the studio with you any Teen Machine or The Scruffs or The Fevers?
Geez, yet another talent toast. R.I.P. Jay Reatard.
  3:52pm frenchee:

Hi Topkat and everybody!
  4:01pm Matt:

Rockin version of Money! Eight-tracks eh?
  4:09pm Chris:

Wow, thought this tune by remo 4 was a later date - great song!
  4:14pm frenchee:

the 8-trax are easy compared to the wax cylinders
  4:15pm Bluesman:

Hey Mike Sin, enjoyin' the show on this fine Saturday afternoon. Yes indeed, the Impact LP actually made it to CD. Thats how mine spins!
  4:31pm Cousin Judy:

Hey cousin Mike Sin, Great tunes. Remember our first BeatleFest together. That was what 1975?
  4:32pm frenchee:

do tell, cuz Judy!
  4:42pm Frank:

Mike! Thanks for playing the new track!
  5:01pm Parq:

I actually prefer that version of Tape from Cal. I like his live version of his song about Kennedy better, too.
  5:04pm Rob F:

You're picking some great records - a perfect soundtrack for a day with such nice weather. Loved that track from The Above, too!
  5:04pm Frank:

It has been TOO long, hasn't it?
  5:11pm frenchee:

Hi Parq! Phil Ochs makes me weepy...in a good way.
  5:17pm Parq:

Digging this live Squeeze, too. Always did love them, never got to see them live.
  5:24pm Matt:

Follow this up with Janine!
  5:30pm Listener Jumpy:

Digging it!
Come to my gig tonight. We're spinning the same kind of slop!
  5:35pm Matt:

What's the gig?
  5:38pm Listener Jumpy:

Is it OK to plug it here?
Me and Dylan Otto Bahn blast all '60s garage 45s at Blackout Bar, Brooklyn. Free, 10-4.
  5:44pm frenchee:

go for it, Jumpy!
  5:55pm Listener Jumpy:

"watch your girlfriend around Jumpy"?
  5:56pm Topkat:

...thanks for such a great bunch-o-fun show today!
  9:30am matteo(rudie war):

yo great show thanx
  3:51pm Zach:

Great set, Mike. Very fun, toe-tappin' tunes.
  3:25pm Mike Sin:

Thanks again to all who tuned in and left comments. I do indeed appreciate it. I always have a great time performing these fill-in spots!
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