Options Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from May 14, 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 May 14, 2011: Filling in for Bill Mac... until the break of dawn!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Stray  All In Your Mind   Options VA: Real Life Permanent Dreams - A Cornucopia of British Psychedelia 1965-1970  Castle Music / Sanctuary  2007  CD box set  from 1970    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bang  Questions   Options Bang  Silver Sounds  1999  CD  from 1971. Great website detailing history and including some rare film right over HERE!    0:08:58 (Pop‑up)
Armageddon  Paths and Planes and Future Gains   Options Armageddon  Esoteric  2009  CD  from 1975. Featuring Kelf Relf (formerly singer for Yardbirds and Renaissance), Martin Pugh (guitarist on early '70s Rod Stewart LPs), Bobby Caldwell (drummer from Captain Beyond), and Louis Cennamo (bass player from Renaissance).    0:12:42 (Pop‑up)
Dieter Zimmermann  Whole Lotta Love   Options VA: The In-Kraut Vol. 3: Hip-Shaking Grooves Made in Germany 1967-1974  Marina  2008  CD  from 1971. Cover of the well-know Led Zeppelin track with horns and orchestra included!    0:17:05 (Pop‑up)
Tapestry  Who Wants Happiness   Options VA: The Electric Sound Show, Vol. 1 - We all Live on Candy Green  Elastic Cat  2010  CD  from 1969  *   0:19:51 (Pop‑up)
Terry Reid  Tinker Taylor   Options Super Lungs: The Complete Studio Recordings 1966-1969  EMI  2004  CD box set  from 1968. Originally on the LP "Bang, Bang You're Terry Reid"    0:22:18 (Pop‑up)
J. C. Heavy  That Woman's Mind   Options VA: The Electric Asylum, Vol. 2 - British Psychedelic Freakrock Rarities  Past & Present  2009  CD  from 1970    0:25:06 (Pop‑up)
The Accent  Red Sky At Night   Options VA: The Psychedelic Scene: 25 psychedelic classics digitally remastered from the original master tapes  Deram  1998  CD  from 1968.    0:27:38 (Pop‑up)
Satyricon  Leave It   Options VA: Come Fly With Us... A Psychedelic Blast From the Past with 18 Rare USA Nuggets!  Psychodelic  2004  LP  from 1968.    0:30:51 (Pop‑up)
Fleshtones  Shadow-Line (To J. Conrad)   Options Roman Gods  IRS  1981  LP  from 1981. HERE is a cool clip of the band performing a faster live version at CBGB in 1980 for the film "Urgh! A Music War"    0:33:33 (Pop‑up)
Jimi Hendrix Experience  Burning the Midnight Lamp   Options Electric Ladyland  Reprise  1968  LP box set      0:46:13 (Pop‑up)
Black Hollies  Benevolent Beacon   Options   Claw & Globe  2011  7"  Latest single from Jersey City's best!  *   0:49:47 (Pop‑up)
Mindbenders  My New Day and Age   Options The Best of Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders  Fontana  1994  CD  from 1967. B-side of a single after the Mindbenders split with Wayne Fontana.    0:54:29 (Pop‑up)
Loot  Radio City   Options VA: Untamed & Innocent - 60s Mod / RnB Live & Studio  SIPi  1998  CD  from 1968. Shared the same label (Page One) and manager (Larry Page) as the Troggs.    0:57:22 (Pop‑up)
Mirage  The World Goes On Around You   Options VA: We Can Fly, Vol. 5  Past & Present  2004  CD  from 1968. Also originally on the "Page One" label.    0:59:32 (Pop‑up)
Don Fardon  I'm Alive   Options VA: Le Beat Bespoke Vol 1 -- Tailor Made Cuts  Sanctuary  2004  CD  from 1969. Former lead singer of the Sorrows cuts a version of a Tommy James and the Shondells' track for a a single.    1:08:15 (Pop‑up)
Creatures Of The Golden Dawn  Cy-O-Nide   Options Standing at the Gates of Time  Collectables  1995  CD  recorded in 1986. From Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.    1:10:37 (Pop‑up)
Aardvarks  I'm Higher Than I'm Down   Options VA: Gravel, Volume 2 - US Sixties Garage At Its Best  Kumquat May  2005  CD  from 1966.    1:13:36 (Pop‑up)
Paul And Barry Ryan  Hey Mr. Wiseman   Options Two of a Kind  Rev-Ola  2008  CD  from 1967. CD reissue of the duo's first LP.    1:15:44 (Pop‑up)
Lulu  Love Loves To Love, Love   Options To Sir with Love! The Complete Mickie Most Recordings  EMI  2005  CD box set  from 1967. Originally from the LP of the same name. Check out Lulu doin' it on "Top of of the Pops" back in 1967 right HERE!    1:17:50 (Pop‑up)
Bram Rigg Set  Take The Time Be Yourself   Options VA: Don't Press your Luck: The IN Sound of 60's Connecticut  Sundazed  2008  CD  from 1966    1:19:53 (Pop‑up)
Bobby & Laurie  No Next Time   Options VA: Oz Beat Frenzy, Vol. 1  Fullpower  2009  CD  from 1966    1:22:02 (Pop‑up)
Vidrios Quebrados  Time Is Out of the Question   Options VA: Worldbeaters, Vol. 3: Another Serve of Sublime Sixties Savagery  Krazy World  2005  CD  1966. from Chile!    1:24:32 (Pop‑up)
Improbables  I Can't Tell   Options Das Bootleg  self released  2011  CD-R  Out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  *   1:26:36 (Pop‑up)
Quentin E. Klopjaeger & the Gonks  The Long Way Home   Options VA: Fading Yellow, Vol. 1 - Timeless Pop-Sike & Other Delights 1965-69  Flower Machine  2002  CD  from South Africa. 1967. A cover of a Neil Diamond track.    1:29:43 (Pop‑up)
First Impression  Swingin' London Scene   Options VA: Swinging London: The Accidental Genius of Saga Records 1968-1970  RPM  2007  CD  from 1968     
Mods  Days Mind the Time   Options VA: The Cicadelic 60s, Volume 3: 1965-66 Folk Rock  Collectables  1993  CD  from 1966. Fort Worth, Texas.    1:43:32 (Pop‑up)
Sweet Thursday  Molly   Options Sweet Thursday  Great Western Gramaphone  1969  LP  featuring Nicky Hopkins.    1:45:57 (Pop‑up)
John Walker  Annabella   Options The Star-Club Singles Complete, Vol. 12  Star-Club    CD  RIP John Maus. from 1967. One of his first singles after the split of the Walker Brothers.    1:49:00 (Pop‑up)
Tranquility  Nice and Easy   Options Silver  Epic  1972  LP      1:51:09 (Pop‑up)
Knack  Time Waits For No One   Options VA: Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968  Rhino  2009  CD box set  Not the band you're thinking of... but originally on the Capitol label. From 1967    1:54:14 (Pop‑up)
The Jam  Something's Gone   Options VA: Pebbles, Vol. 12  AIP  1983  LP  Not the band you're think of... This track is from 1972. Originally on the Sire label and produced by Seymour Stein.    1:56:25 (Pop‑up)
Insects  Girl that Sits There   Options VA: Fuzz, Flaykes, & Shakes, Vol. 5  Dionysus  2001  CD  from 1967    1:59:03 (Pop‑up)
Tokens  For All That I Am   Options VA: Come to the Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults  Rhino Handmade  2004  CD  from 1967. Originally on the LP "It's a Happening World." The Creation's 1968 version of this song has gained much much notoriety through the years.    2:10:31 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Tame   Yesterday Is A Thousand Tears Away   Options VA: She's A Heartbreaker: 20 Blue-Eyed Soul Stings, UK Floor Fillers Vol. 4  Psychic Circle  2008  CD  from 1968    2:12:57 (Pop‑up)
8th Day  Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)   Options The 8th Day... Plus + I Gotta Get Home... Plus  Edsel  2009  CD box set  from the 1971 self-titled LP. The CD set contains every 8th Day associated track that was released on the Invictus or Hot Wax labels.    2:15:19 (Pop‑up)
Billy Preston  It Doesn't Matter   Options That's The Way God Planned It  Apple  2010  CD  From 1969 and his first LP for Apple records. Muiscians on the tracks include: George Harrison, Eric Clapton (Guitars), Keith Richards (Bass guitar), Ginger Baker (drums), Doris Troy(Backing vocals).  *   2:17:57 (Pop‑up)
MI5  Only Time Will Tell   Options VA: Breaking Point: 20 Hard-Edged Beat Diamonds, Nothing Comes Easy Vol. 2  Psychic Circle  2008  CD  from 1966. This band, which featured Rod Evans and Ian Paice, later morphed in the Maze. Those two members then joined Deep Purple    2:20:29 (Pop‑up)
Rotary Connection  Turn Me On   Options Black Gold: The Very Best of Rotary Connection  Chess  2006  CD box set  from 1967 and the band's self-titled first LP. Features Minnie Ripperton.    2:22:39 (Pop‑up)
Vampires Sound Incorporation  The Lions and the Cucumber   Options Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party  Crippled Dick    CD  The CD features music featured in three Jess Franco movies from 1970. These tracks, composed by Manfred Hubner and Siegfried Schwab, originally appeared on the 1969 LPs "Psychedelic Dance Party" and "Sexadelic." Check THIS out! (Man, seeing that again reminded me just how strikingly beautiful Soledad Miranda was... wow!)    2:25:40 (Pop‑up)
Youngblood  Don't Leave Me in the Dark   Options VA: With the Sun In My Eyes - 20 Psychedelic Spins from the UK & Europe  Psychic Circle  2007  CD  from 1968. Featuring Cozy Powell on drums.    2:30:45 (Pop‑up)
Escorts  House on Soul Hill   Options VA: Of Hopes & Dreams & Tombstones - Beat 'n' R&B from Down Under  Big Beat  2002  CD  from 1967    2:43:09 (Pop‑up)
Pussy  Come Back June   Options "Pussy Plays" plus Fortes Mentum  Morgan Blue Town  2009  CD box set  from 1969. This CD set features all tracks from the original LP "Pussy Plays" and all tracks from the previous incarnation called Fortes Mentum.    2:44:43 (Pop‑up)
Kaleidoscope  Hang Out   Options Kaleidoscope  Shadoks  2011  CD  from 1969. Originally released in Mexico only. From the promo blurb: "Actually this band was not from Mexico. The musicians came from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Spain and the album was recorded in 1967 in Dominican Republic. The manager took it to Mexico where it had a tiny release of 200 on the Orfeon label."  *   2:48:39 (Pop‑up)
Kaleidoscope  (Further Reflections) In the Room of Percussion   Options Dive Into Yesterday  Fontana  1996  CD  from 1968. The UK band!    2:50:56 (Pop‑up)
Virgin Sleep  Secret   Options VA: The Rubble Collection, Vols. 11-20  Past & Present  2003  Boxed set      2:54:07 (Pop‑up)
Liberace  Parks & Recreation: Cherry Hill Park/MacArthur Park/Echo Park   Options VA: Jackpot! The Las Vegas Story  Rhino  1996  CD  from 1970. Originally on the LP "A Brand New Me"    2:56:27 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:30am Steve:

Hey Mike, been looking forward to your fill-in .. aaand..happy b-day from Califonia
  3:32am G.Vone from Bayonne:

Phenom set Mr Sin! LOVE this Accent song-so evocative!
  3:33am Mike Sin:

Hey! Thanks man!
  3:34am DJ Terre T:

@Mike HAPPIEST of BIRTHDAYS to you! Celebrating yr birthday on the radio waves---seems fitting!
@Steve Can't believe u beat me to wishing Mike a Happy Birthday!
  3:49am Mike Sin:

Wow - Thanks for the birthday wishes!
  3:50am Steve:

And Jimi loves you as well for playing that magnificient song
  3:50am DJ Terre T:

@MIke -it's not a "classic rock" staple...it's more of a DEEP CUT, to use the parlance!
  3:51am kamikaze:

Happy Birthday, Mike!! Thanks for fillin in and getting me home!
  4:11am jaycjay:

I'm never here for this shift, so I don't know what I'm missing in not having Bill Mac on tonight. But still want to say I'm enjoying what Mike's doing.
  4:49am Thierry:

Hi Mike - Nice garagy set with your detailed comments. Windy and sunny "matinée" here in northern France.
  4:54am Mike Sin:

Thanks for staying with me, folks!
  5:04am hamburger hungover:

good morning peoples!
  5:18am pierre:

Bonjour !

Lover of wfmu, but first time listener live of your show
  5:30am pierre:

  5:33am Mike Sin:

Merci, Pierre!
  5:36am pierre:

merci à toi ! great set… a shame for me that i arrived to late, but enjoying every second of it
  5:39am Jay/ London U.K:

just checking in from London U.K.
  5:49am Doc Henry:

Excellent choice of tunes. I look forward to listening to the show all over again when it's archived
  5:50am pierre:

Kaleidoscope is super great !
  5:58am Hudson valley jb:

Great set mic! Good morning all from the Mount hope listening zone
  5:58am Doc Henry:

Surely those few years in the mid to late 60's must have been the richest of any musical era...
  1:21pm Sheila G:

Always love your fill ins.
  4:23am wind-up bird:

QUESTION! It was around 9:30 p.m EST. and I think there was an odd track playing, of sounds superimposed onto one another, philosophers voices saying semi-distinct phrases about atoms and the universe and existence etc. does anyone know what that was?
  11:42am John W:

Brother George couldn't tune in, but I'm sure the show would have lit his candelabra. It got mine smokin'!
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