Options Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from April 2, 2011 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 April 2, 2011: Fillin' in for Jeffrey Davison... and waiting for Spring

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Ennio Morricone  Triello   Options Per Un Pugno Di Dollari; Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu; Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo  RCA  1989  CD  from 1966 on the soundtrack to "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly." This CD compiles the three original soundtracks for Sergio Leone's three classic "spaghetti westerns." Check out the awesome final scene featuring this track right HERE!    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Buffalo Springfield  Broken Arrow   Options Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield  Atco  1989  CD  originally on 1967's "Buffalo Springfield Again" LP    0:04:47 (Pop‑up)
Tintern Abbey  Beeside   Options VA: The Great British Psychedelic Trip Vol. 1 1966-1969  See for Miles  1988  CD  originally from a 1967 Deram single.    0:10:46 (Pop‑up)
Life 'n' Soul  Peacefully Asleep   Options VA: Rubble Vol. 6 - The Clouds Have Groovy Faces  Bam Caruso  1987  LP  originally from a 1967 Decca single.    0:14:09 (Pop‑up)
Sandy in Motion  I'm A Walking Dream   Options VA: The Electric Sound Show, Vol. 1 - We all Live on Candy Green  Elastic Cat  2010  CD  From a 1968 acetate. This new series of CDs will feature "rare and obscure sounds from the British Psychedelic Era."  *   0:17:45 (Pop‑up)
Morgen  Of Dreams   Options VA: 30 Seconds Before the Calico Wall  Arf! Arf!  1995  CD  From 1969. Long Island!    0:19:29 (Pop‑up)
Blue Effect  Sun Is So Bright   Options VA: Hen's Teeth, Vol. 3 -- Catherine on the Wheel  Hen's Teeth Records  1999  CD  from 1970. Czechoslovakia! Check out this awesome video right HERE!    0:22:53 (Pop‑up)
Backgrounds  The Day Breaks at Dawn   Options VA: Fuzz, Flaykes, & Shakes, Vol. 2  Dionysus  1999  CD  From 1967. Great series from the late '90s that compiles a lot of '60s US garage-rock tracks.    0:26:01 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Thomas  Springtime   Options VA: Le Beat Bespoke 2: 20 Tailor Made Cuts  Circle  2006  CD  from 1969. This CD/LP series compiles great groovers! Currently, there are four volumes. Meticulously compiled by Rob Bailey from the UK's New Untouchables DJ team.    0:28:39 (Pop‑up)
Stained Glass  Lady in Lace   Options VA: Book A Trip - The Psych Pop Sounds of Capitol Records  Now Sounds  2010  CD  from 1968  *   0:35:20 (Pop‑up)
Pretty Things  She Says Good Morning   Options S. F. Sorrow  Snapper  2003  CD  from 1967. Stereo mix.    0:42:39 (Pop‑up)
Blues Project  Wake Me, Shake Me   Options Projections  Verve Folkways  1966  LP  featuring Al Kooper.    0:45:53 (Pop‑up)
Gli Evangelisti  Sensazioni   Options VA: 60's Beat Italiano Vol. 1  Get Hip  1997  CD  from 1968.    0:51:06 (Pop‑up)
Four Leaved Clovers  Alright Girl   Options VA: The Story of Oak Records  Wooden Hill  1999  CD  from 1966. This CD features tracks cut at R.G. Jones' Morden studios.    0:54:05 (Pop‑up)
Spider  The Comedown Song   Options VA: Impossible But True: The Kim Fowley Story  Ace  2003  CD  from 1966. "Spider" is James Barbour -- a UK hairstylist for whom Kim Fowley wrote and produced this song. He could be England's answer to Mouse (from Mouse & the Traps) -- the vocals fall somewhere between Dylan and Dick Dodd of the Standells!    0:56:48 (Pop‑up)
Iron Butterfly  Iron Butterfly Theme   Options The Best of Iron Butterfly: Light and Heavy  Rhino  1993  CD  from 1968. The b-side of "In A Gadda Da Vida"!    1:09:36 (Pop‑up)
Toni McCann and the Fabulous Blue Jays  Saturday Date   Options VA: Punkville  Canetoad  1999  CD  From 1966. Australia!    1:14:08 (Pop‑up)
Saturday's Children  Born On Saturday   Options VA: If You're Ready! The Best of Dunwich Records... Volume 2  Sundazed  1994  CD  from 1966.The second volume collecting singles from this mid-1960s Chicago-based label.    1:16:02 (Pop‑up)
Lawson & 4 More  Halfway Down the Stairs   Options VA: Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers Vol. 7  Purple Lantern  2001  CD  from the UK in 1967.    1:18:14 (Pop‑up)
Darlings  Saturday Town   Options va: Fairytales Can Come True: UK Popsike from the late 60's  Psychic Circle  2007  CD  from 1967. An Eddie Tre-Vett production. This CD was the first in a continuing series compliled by Nick Saloman (of the Bevis Frond).    1:20:44 (Pop‑up)
Billy J. Kramer withThe Dakotas  Trains and Boats and Planes   Options VA: The British Invasion - The History of British Rock, Vol. 4  Rhino  1988  CD  from 1965. A Bacharach/David composition. Billy J's version actually precedes Dionne Warwick's more popular version of the tune.Check out Billy J performing the tune "sort of" live on "Shindig!" right over HeRe!    1:22:39 (Pop‑up)
Swinging Blue Jeans  What Can I Do Today   Options Hippy Hippy Shake: The Definitive Collection  Imperial/EMI  1993  CD  from 1966. One of the earliest groups to play the Cavern Club during Liverpool's early '60s beat boom.    1:25:06 (Pop‑up)
Five Day Week Straw People  Five Day Week Straw People   Options The Five Day Week Straw People  Angel Air  2000  CD  from 1967. A one-off LP project for Saga (a small independent UK label) that wanted some psychedelic product in its catalog. John DuCann of the Attack plays on the tracks.    1:36:49 (Pop‑up)
Jago Simms  Conventional Fella   Options VA: Piccadilly Sunshine, Part Four -- British Pop Psych and Other Flavours 1967-1969  Past & Present  2010  CD  from 1968. Originally a Fontana single. This voulme is the latest of a continuing series.  *   1:40:08 (Pop‑up)
Twilights  Take Action   Options VA: Datura Dreamtime - Further psychotropic experimentation in the Forest of Goldtops  Boobsalot  1999  CD  This comp focuses on obscure Australian psych from the late '60s.    1:43:08 (Pop‑up)
Jeff Beck   Tallyman   Options The Best of  EMI Gold  1995  CD  from 1967. Beck's second solo single after leaving the Yardbirds.    1:45:08 (Pop‑up)
Ronnie Milsap  Denver   Options VA: Sweet Inspiration - The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham  Ace  2010  CD  from 1969.  *   1:47:50 (Pop‑up)
Renaissance  The Sea   Options Renaissance  Esoteric Recordings  2010  CD  from 1970. A bonus track on the recent CD release of the band's first LP. This track was the b-side of the band's first single.  *   1:51:07 (Pop‑up)
Jake Holmes  Dazed and Confused   Options The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes  Radioactive  2004  CD  from 1967. Holmes is the original writer of the track that Led Zeppelin "co-opted." as it were. Check some really rare footage of Holmes performing in Greenwich Village in '68 right HERE!    1:54:07 (Pop‑up)
Black Hollies  Benevolent Beacon   Options   ?  2011  WAV  The Black Hollies latest single is being pressed to vinyl with the help of the fans. Check out this link right HERE!  *   2:07:32 (Pop‑up)
Ride  Twisterella   Options Going Blank Again  Sire/Reprise  1992  CD      2:12:02 (Pop‑up)
Dead Boys  Hey Little Girl   Options Young Loud and Snotty  Sire  1977  LP  recorded live at CBGB! A cover of the Syndicate of Sound's 1966 hit.    2:15:53 (Pop‑up)
Mojos  Until My Baby Comes Home   Options VA: Mix a Fix - UK Floor Fillers, Volume 2  Psychic Circle  2007  CD  from 1968. The Mojos' last single.    2:18:35 (Pop‑up)
Human Instinct  Pink Dawn   Options VA: The Freakbeat Scene  Deram  1998  CD  from 1967. New Zealand!    2:21:40 (Pop‑up)
Monkees  99 Pounds   Options Changes  Rhino  1987  LP  from 1970. The last Monkees' LP on Colgems -- it features only Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones. This LP, the least popular of the Monkees' LPs in its time actually charted upon reissue in the '80s.    2:23:32 (Pop‑up)
Insomniacs  For the Last Time   Options Just Enjoy It!  Blood Red  2011  CD    *   2:25:50 (Pop‑up)
Surrealists  D Train   Options Where's Dada  Vagrant  1989  EP  A six-song vinyl 12" EP featuring Erik 4-A. Engineered by Conrad Uno.    2:28:23 (Pop‑up)
Montanas  Dr. Nero   Options VA: Rare Mod, Vol. 3  Acid Jazz  2010  CD  from 1969. Previously unreleased. A third volume of 60s' underground rhythm 'n' blues, psych & soul.  *   2:40:10 (Pop‑up)
Hitmen  My Baby Smiled   Options Dancing Time '78-'79  Savage Beat  2010  CD box set  From Australia. Comprehensive release of material by legendary Radio Birdman spin-off band.  *   2:42:58 (Pop‑up)
Roger Young  Sweet Sweet Morning   Options VA: Purple Pill Eaters - Sixteen British Freakbeating Fuzz Monsters from the Sixties  Paranoid  1998  CD  from 1966.    2:45:45 (Pop‑up)
Paul & Barry Ryan  I Can't Make A Friend   Options VA: Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks - Rare British Brain Candies from the Psychedelic Sixties!!!  AIP  1993  CD  from 1967. Covering a track first cut by the Vagrants.    2:48:15 (Pop‑up)
Vagrants  The Final Hour   Options I Can't Make a Friend 1965-1968  Light In The Attic  2010  CD  From Long Island, NY. Featuring Leslie West, later of Mountain.  *   2:50:33 (Pop‑up)
Neil Diamond  You Got to Me   Options The Bang Years 1966-1968  Columbia/Legacy  2010  CD  This CD rounds up 23 tracks from Neil D's days with Bang records.  *   2:52:59 (Pop‑up)
Chris Farlowe and the Thuderbirds  Buzz with the Fuzz   Options VA: Take My Tip: 25 British Mod Artefacts from the EMI Vaults  Zonophone  2007  CD  from 1965. Recorded as a Columbia single but withdrawn at the time. I guess the BBC didn't take too kindly, at the time, to jocular references to smoking marijuana, cavorting with underage women, and throwing dice at illegal gambling joints.    2:55:44 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  6:03am Marmalade Kitty:

  6:14am MuttonChops:

goede morgen
  6:23am Chris:

Morning from the uk! 11.23 am here.
  6:27am borxes:

My hair starts to rise up, what a nice program from song 1 to now:)
  6:32am Mickey Mephistopheles:

Enjoying the heavy psych.
  6:47am Brian in UK:

Mornin' sir. Spring has certainly sprung here. In fact the strong winds have blown blossoms off the trees. Ah. S F Sorrow. Was it the first concept album? Discuss.
  7:18am MuttonChops:

Time for some Manchester United and WFMU
  7:20am MuttonChops:

What Football has Man United - WFMU
  7:21am MuttonChops:

I forgot the ?
  7:31am Josh:

I'm enjoying your show Mike! :-)
  7:34am Josh:

Stop putting yourself down. It's enough if you comment on the board over the air.
  7:34am MuttonChops:

How about some Morrissey or Stone Roses?
  7:48am Mike Sin:

Thanks for commenting, folks!
  7:50am Brian in UK:

Was it Jeff Beck's guitar on The Yardbirds Heartful of Soul. Great sound and I'm not an electric guitar fan.
  7:51am Murf:

What a nice surprise to wake up to this fine Saturday AM! : ) I love your fill-ins for Terry T. (Love her show too, of course)
  7:55am gumby:

Just got a newsflash from the robins outside. SPRING IS HERE!!!!!! (In suburban NJ anyway, condolances to those up north) Let the rejoicing begin.
  8:08am postmanpaul (":

Nice catching your show Mike!
Good on you, gumby! Strolling to work just before daybreak this fine virgin spring time morn thru suburban Brighton here in the UK, I was positively seranaded by robins, blackbirds, thrushes and other winged creatures great and small. Green buds abound and the magnolia is peaking. Bring it on.
They'll soon catch up, up north here too!
  8:10am Brian in UK:

@ postmanpaul We got magnolia just appeared this week here in Watford. I think my favourite tree in bloom. Heavy walk today?
  8:12am Mike Sin:

Yay for the sun, folks!
  8:17am Brian in UK:

Cannot beat a good jangle, Mike. In lieu of nothing what happened to the Milltown Brothers?
  8:20am postmanpaul (":

@ Brian I'm settling into a new walk at the mo, a bit steppy but not too many pkts. Today was nice and light!
@ MIke Just got here, missed the PThings but am listening to Sickle Clouds off Parachute (1970) as I tip toe thru the keyboard. Man, it could have been written last week!
  8:28am Morning Miss L:

Great show Mike --- what a treat!
  8:36am SmokinJ:

Mornin' Mike & listeners worldwide!
  8:40am postmanpaul (":

  8:41am SmokinJ:

Hey Paul! What's shakin'?
  8:43am Looms:

Hello everyone!
  8:44am postmanpaul (":

This 'n that my man. How's tricks 'n stuff over there?
  8:46am SmokinJ:

Not too bad.. Spring is slowly comin'.. Just gettin' the bike ready for adventure! ;)
  8:50am Randy:

Really enjoying this music. Which was the song 20 minutes or so ago that had female vocal, Searchers-esque rhythm guitar and really nice quitar solo? Thanks
  8:54am postmanpaul (":

As it haps SmokinJ I'm just back from 3 devine weeks in India. Time to like a josh stick me thinks. Enjoy the biking weather!
  8:57am SmokinJ:

Wow! That's an adventure! Inhale deeply!
  9:01am MuttonChops:

Great show!
  12:02pm John Wyzalek:

The moody-side Mike Sin makes for a great show! Billy J Kramer and The Swinging Blue Jeans are the emotional apex of this show.
  12:33pm John:

Renaissance? This is no Conventional Fella deejaying this show!
  4:31pm mike tp:

mike thanks for the morricone post such a feel thanks again
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