Options Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from September 25, 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 September 25, 2010: Filling in for Terre T -- Autumn? It's 85 degrees in Jersey! Back to the beach, people!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Egor  Street   Options VA: Downer-Rock Genocide  Audio Archives  2000  CD  from 1971. Live soundboard recording.    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Look  We're Gonna Rock   Options We're Gonna Rock  Plastic  1981  LP  Check out the original video for this track right HERE!    0:07:02 (Pop‑up)
Hollywood Stars  Weekend Love   Options The Hollywood Stars  Arista  1977  LP      0:10:10 (Pop‑up)
U.K. Jones  Let Me Tell Ya   Options   "Deram"  2002  7"  "reissue" 45 of this 1969 track.    0:13:46 (Pop‑up)
Parting Gifts  (Walkin' Thru the) Sleepy City   Options   Norton  2010  7"  cover of a Jagger-Richards composition  *   0:16:07 (Pop‑up)
Magic Christian  Turn Up the Heat   Options Evolver  Wizard's Den  2008  CD  featuring Cyril Jordon (Flamin' Groovies), Clem Burke (Blondie), and Eddie Munoz (Plimsouls). The band's performance on the Cherry Blossom Clinic is right HERE baby!    0:18:29 (Pop‑up)
Off Broadway USA  Full Moon Turn My Head Around   Options On  Atlantic  1979  LP      0:21:38 (Pop‑up)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists  The World Stops Turning   Options Living With The Living  Touch And Go  2007  CD      0:25:44 (Pop‑up)
The Fad  103   Options The Fad  Lo Fi Records  2003  CD      0:29:06 (Pop‑up)
Thee Midnighters  Jump, Jive And Harmonize   Options VA: Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968  Rhino  2009  CD box set  from 1966. Playing 2010 Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans!    0:43:15 (Pop‑up)
Artesians  Trick Bag   Options VA: Stomp! Northwest Killers 1960-64  Norton  2001  CD  from 1964    0:45:44 (Pop‑up)
Personal & the Pizzas  I Don't Wanna Be No Personal Pizza   Options VA: Cherry Blossom Clinic Sessions, Volume 4 (Terre T's WFMU Marathon Premium 2010)  No Label  2010  CD-R  Recorded live in 2009. Hear the full Cherry Blossom Clinic live session from which this track is pulled right over HERE! Playing 2010 GonerFest!  *   0:48:50 (Pop‑up)
Ty Segall  You Should Never Have Opened That Door   Options Ty Segall  Castle Face  2008  CD  a cover of Ramones' track. Playing 2010 GonerFest!!    0:50:25 (Pop‑up)
Thee Oh Sees  Ghost In The Trees   Options The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending a Night In  Tomlab  2008  CD  Playing 2010 GonerFest!    0:51:54 (Pop‑up)
Randy And The Radiants  My Way of Thinking   Options VA: You Gotta Have... Moxie, Volume 2  AIP  1999  CD box set  from 1966. One of the last tracks recorded in the Sam Phillips' original Sun Studios in Memphis.    0:58:24 (Pop‑up)
Birds  You Don't Love Me   Options The Collector's Guide to Rare British Birds  Deram  1999  CD  from 1964. A cover of a Bo Diddley track.    1:00:52 (Pop‑up)
Them  Bright Lights, Big City   Options The Story Of Them featuring Van Morrison  Deram  1997  CD box set  from 1966    1:02:53 (Pop‑up)
Frantics  Just For A While   Options VA: Get Ready To Fly: Pop-Psych From The Norman Petty Vaults  Big Beat  2007  CD  from 1967.    1:05:20 (Pop‑up)
Wailers  You Won't Lead Me On   Options Outburst!  Collectables  1995  CD  CD reissue of 1966 LP    1:07:52 (Pop‑up)
Good Feeling  I'm Captured   Options VA: Who Needs Tomorrow? American 60s Garage Bands: 20 Previously Uncomped Gems  Psychic Circle  2007  CD  from 1967    1:10:12 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  (Walkin' Thru the) Sleepy City   Options Metamorphosis  Abkco  2002  CD  demo recorded in 1964 -- from the CD reissue of a 1975 LP compiling outtakes and demos.    1:11:57 (Pop‑up)
Mighty Avengers  (Walkin' Thru the) Sleepy City   Options VA: The Beat Scene  Deram  1998  CD  from 1965.    1:14:45 (Pop‑up)
Hollies  Don't Run And Hide   Options The Other Side Of... PLUS  See for Miles  1990  CD  from 1966    1:16:46 (Pop‑up)
Sound Network  How About Now   Options VA: Steppin' Through an Empty Time: Fairytales Can Come True Volume 5  Psychic Circle  2010  CD  from 1966  *   1:19:19 (Pop‑up)
Cargoe  Feel Alright   Options VA: Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story  Big Beat  2008  CD box set  from 1972    1:31:09 (Pop‑up)
Todd Rundgren  Couldn't I Just Tell You   Options VA: Poptopia! Power Pop Classics of the '70s  Rhino  1997  CD  from 1972. Originally appeared on the LP "Something/Anything?"
Right HERE is a clip of a live version of Rundgren with Utopia performing the song in 1980 (with quite a stage set-up and choreographed moves!)
  1:33:43 (Pop‑up)
Teenage Fanclub  Metal Baby   Options Bandwagonesque  DGC  1991  CD  for WFMU's own "Kamikaze" Diane!    1:36:51 (Pop‑up)
Strand  One More Ring   Options Seconds Waiting  Wasp  1983  LP      1:40:26 (Pop‑up)
The Above  Special Something   Options The Above  self released  2010  CD  The Above will be playing at the Last Exit (136 Atlantic Ave.) in Brooklyn this Sunday at 1:00 PM as part of the "Atlantic Antic" street fair.  *   1:42:44 (Pop‑up)
The Craig  Suspense   Options VA: Rare 60s Beat Treasures, Volume 2  Gone Beat  1995  CD  from 1966. featuring a very young Carl Palmer on drums.    1:46:05 (Pop‑up)
The Barrier  Dawn Breaks Through   Options VA: Incredible Sound Show Stories Vol. 1 - The Technicolour Milkshake  Dig The Fuzz  1999  CD  from 1968    1:48:53 (Pop‑up)
Loons  Summer's End   Options Red Dissolving Rays Of Light  Bomp!  2010  CD  features "Ugly Things" mag editor Mike Stax on lead vocals.  *   1:51:11 (Pop‑up)
German Bonds  We're Out Of Sight   Options VA: Electrick Loosers #3: The Rheingold Rampage 1964-1970  Blumenkraft  1998  CD  from 1966. The band does it live on West German TV right HERE!    2:10:05 (Pop‑up)
Aphrodite's Child  Magic Mirror   Options It's Five O' Clock  Esoteric  2010  CD  a bonus track on the CD reissue of a 1969 LP.  *   2:12:53 (Pop‑up)
King-Pins  You're My Girl   Options VA: Hen's Teeth Vol. 2 - Blocked! Rare Beat & Psychedelia  Hen's teeth  1996  CD  from 1966.    2:15:42 (Pop‑up)
Lancastrians  The World Keeps Going Round   Options VA: James Patrick Page: Session Man, Vol. 2  AIP  1990  CD  from 1966. cover of a Kinks' track. You can find this track with better sound quality on the "Jimmy Page - Hip Young Guitar Slinger" CD (Sequel, 2000) or the "Doin' The Mod, Volume 4" CD (Castle, 2002).    2:18:27 (Pop‑up)
Brass Buttons  Hell Will Take Care Of Her   Options VA: Hallucinations: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults  Rhino  2004  CD  from 1968. I back-announced this incorrectly! It is indeed "Hell." Sorry Stu!    2:20:49 (Pop‑up)
Luvvers  Most Unlovely   Options VA: Nothing Comes Easy: 20 Hard-Edge Stompers from the British Beat Era  Psychic Circle  2008  CD  from 1966. Lulu's backing band's sole single after she split.    2:23:46 (Pop‑up)
War  Me and Baby Brother   Options Anthology 1970-1994  Avenue  1996  CD box set  from 1973. Right over HERE the band delivers it live on TV in 1974!    2:31:57 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Barrister & the Voices of Darkness  Be Kind, Be Foolish, Be Happy   Options VA: The World Ends - Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria  Sound Way  2010  CD    *   2:35:37 (Pop‑up)
Marilyn Powell  Something To Hold On To   Options VA: Lovers from the Sky - Pop Psych Sounds from the Apple Era 1968-1971  RPM  2010  CD  from 1968  *   2:38:45 (Pop‑up)
Feminine Complex  I've Been Working On You   Options Livin' Love  Rev-Ola  2010  CD  CD reissue of 1968 LP.  *   2:41:32 (Pop‑up)
Betty Davis  If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up   Options Anti-Love - The Best of Betty Davis  Vinyl Experience  1995  CD  from 1973    2:44:01 (Pop‑up)
Mustard  I Saw I Heard   Options VA: The Electric Asylum, Volume 4  Past & Present  2010  CD  from 1971  *   2:48:59 (Pop‑up)
The Wake  Live Today Little Girl   Options VA: Mixed Up Minds Part 1 – Obscure Rock & Pop From The British Isles 1970 to 1973  Past & Present  2010  CD    *   2:51:40 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:05pm jeff-m:

looking forward to the show
  3:05pm Johnny Bluejeans:

Who needs the beach? I'm gonna be a shut in and listen to Mike Sin in the air conditioning! (Seriously, it's freaking hot out this week)
  3:08pm mike in sf:

oh hell yes this is ripping!!
  3:30pm Box Office Babe:

The Imperial Theatre is tuned in & enjoying
  3:45pm frenchee:

Hi guys! Otto wants to know what "mod hair" is
  3:46pm mickeyblueeyes:

You're making packing up and movin' out a lot more enjoyable.
  3:46pm frenchee:

I told him, hair like Stu's and Mike's.
  4:34pm seang:

Escovedo has a cool Castanets song
  4:43pm Listener Jumpy:

Cargoe! TFC!
  4:44pm Listener Jumpy:

Cargoe! TFC!
  4:50pm seang:

Simon and the Bar Sinisters ruled last night
  5:33pm Peteski:

Great 2 minute songs, great [?] 3 minute explanations of songs.
  5:36pm Mr. Lee:

Playing great stuff, Mike!
  5:54pm monica:

a fine finale to a great show, mike!
  5:58pm Michael K.:

Great show MIKEY!
AlWaYS so FaB to HeaR YoU!
  10:29pm John Wyzalek:

So good to hear your voice. We missed you this week Mikey!
  5:41pm Ally:

Love that German Bonds' song and that video.
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