Options Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from December 31, 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 December 31, 2011: Fillin' in for Terre T... as we roll into 2012!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys  Auld Lang Syne   Options Live at The Fillmore East  Experience Hendrix  1999  CD box set  Recorded live at midnight on January 1, 1970!    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Beverly  Happy New Year   Options Deram Dayze  Decal  1987  LP  1966 -- first single on the Deram label    0:03:14 (Pop‑up)
Eddysons  (At the) Turn of the Year   Options   Action  1967  7"  from the Netherlands    0:05:26 (Pop‑up)
SRC  Up All Night   Options VA: Ah Feel Like Ahcid: 24 American Psychedelic Artefacts from the EMI Vaults  EMI  2007  CD  1969    0:07:53 (Pop‑up)
Live Ones  Get Up and Move   Options Yer Quite Welcome  Drug Front Records  2011  LP  Played live on Joe Belock's show back in November -- Listen to the archive right HERE!  *   0:10:57 (Pop‑up)
Radio Birdman  Non-Stop Girls   Options Essential (1974-78)  Sub Pop  2001  CD  1978. From the band's first LP "Radios Appear."    0:13:59 (Pop‑up)
Screaming Tribesmen  Date With a Vampyre   Options Date With a Vampyre  Grown Up Wrong!  2011  CD  1985. CD reissue of the band's first two EPs plus bonus tracks!  *   0:16:34 (Pop‑up)
Silverhead  Hello New York   Options Sixteen and Savaged  Repertoire Records  1997  CD  1973. Featuring Michael Des Barres and a pre-Blondie Nigel Harrison.    0:20:15 (Pop‑up)
Raspberries  Tonight   Options Live on Sunset Strip  Ryko  2007  CD box set  live in 2005. Right over HERE is a clip of the band performing the track live in 1973 on Don Kirshner's "Rock Concert" TV show.    0:23:30 (Pop‑up)
Baskervilles  Midnight at the Underground Club   Options Midnight  Secret Crush  2004  CD  Check out the cool promo video for this track right HERE!    0:27:10 (Pop‑up)
Kurt Baker  Don't Steal My Heart Away   Options Rockin' for a Living  Oglio  2011  CD  Buy the new album HERE! Check out the funny promo video right over HERE!  *   0:39:28 (Pop‑up)
Doug Derek and the Hoax  Bobby's Got to Get Back to Boston   Options VA: We Went And Recorded It Anyway: The Best of Pop-Punk and Power Pop 1977-84  Brutarian Quarterly  2009  CD  1980    0:42:14 (Pop‑up)
Radio City  Don't Mistake Love   Options Class of '77  Radio Heartbeat  2009  LP  1980    0:45:39 (Pop‑up)
Barreracudas  Baby Baby Baby   Options Nocturnal Missions  Douche Master  2011  CD  Played live on Terre T's show in November -- Listen to the archive HERE!  *   0:48:38 (Pop‑up)
Human Switchboard  Prime of My Life   Options Who's Landing in My Hangar? Anthology 1977-1984  Bar/None  2011  CD  1978  *   0:51:38 (Pop‑up)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists  Hearts of Oak   Options Hearts of Oak  Lookout!  2003  CD  Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are playing tonight at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ, people! You know what to do....    0:54:02 (Pop‑up)
Brian Jonestown Massacre  Not If You Were the Last Dandy on Earth   Options Singles Collection 1992-2011  Cargo  2011  CD box set  1997  *   0:59:32 (Pop‑up)
Twin Guns  Safe   Options Scene of the Crime  twingunsmusic.com  2011  CD  Will be playing live on Joe Belock's show in January 2012!  *   1:02:14 (Pop‑up)
Quicksilver Messenger Service  Dino's Song   Options Classic Masters  Capitol  2002  CD  1967. Originally from the band's first self-titled LP. Right over HERE is great footage of them playing the track live at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967!    1:15:38 (Pop‑up)
Five Americans  Black Is White - Day Is Night   Options Progressions  Sundazed  2006  CD  1967. Dallas!    1:18:42 (Pop‑up)
Music Machine  Mother Nature - Father Earth   Options Best of the Music Machine Featuring Sean Bonniwell  Rhino  1984  LP  1969. RIP Sean Bonniwell    1:21:45 (Pop‑up)
Gurus  It Just Won't Be That Way   Options The Gurus Are Hear!  Sundazed  2003  CD  1967    1:23:56 (Pop‑up)
Things to Come  Home to You   Options I Want Out  Sundazed  1993  CD  unreleased 1967 track. Featuring Russ Kunkel on drums.    1:26:14 (Pop‑up)
Dave Davies  Creeping Jean   Options Hidden Treasures  Sanctuary  2011  CD  1969. Stereo mix. The first 13 tracks on these CD are sequenced from a stereo acetate of the proposed, but unreleased, first Dave Davies' solo LP.  *   1:28:17 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  Claudine   Options Some Girls  Universal Republic  2011  CD box set  1978. Remastered CD deluxe edition. Bonus track on second CD. This much bootleged track was held back at the time because of the references to Claudine Longet and her accused murder of skier Spider Sabich.  *   1:31:24 (Pop‑up)
Trolley  I Woke Up   Options Things That Shine and Glow  Easter  2011  CD    *   1:35:01 (Pop‑up)
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds  Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks   Options Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds  Sour Mash/Mercury  2011  CD    *   1:37:51 (Pop‑up)
Carl Wayne & the Vikings  You Could Be Fun (At The End Of A Party)   Options VA: Visions Of the Past, Volume 3  Disc de Luxe    CD  1965. Carl Wayne's group prior to joining the Move.    1:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Split Ends  Rich With Nothin'   Options VA: Pebbles Vol. 3  ESD    CD  1967    2:00:11 (Pop‑up)
Improbables  Angel With Batwings   Options   Onion Juice  2011  7"  split 7" with the Brimstones  *   2:02:28 (Pop‑up)
Palace Guard  All Night Long   Options VA: Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968  Rhino  2009  CD box set  1966    2:04:45 (Pop‑up)
Band Of Angels  Gonna Make A Woman Of You   Options Mike D'Abo Collection Vol. 1 - "Handbags & Gladrags"  RPM  2001  CD  1964. Mike D'Abo's band prior to joing Manfred Mann in 1966.    2:07:38 (Pop‑up)
Lords  The World Is Falling Down   Options Singles, Hits & Raritaten  Bear Family  2001  CD  1968. West Germany!    2:10:10 (Pop‑up)
Manfred Mann  She Needs Company   Options The Best Of Manfred Mann  EMI  1992  CD  1966    2:12:53 (Pop‑up)
Haydock's Rockhouse  Mix A Fix   Options VA: Mix A Fix - UK Floor Fillers Vol. 2  Psychic Circle  2007  CD  1967. Featuring Eric Haydock after he left the Hollies.    2:15:36 (Pop‑up)
Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers  Got To Get You Into My Life   Options VA: R&B At Abbey Road 1963-1966  EMI  1998  CD  1966. Produced by Paul McCartney and released around the same time as the Beatles' version. Check this out -- Awesome footage of the band doin' it live in 1966 right HERE!    2:17:52 (Pop‑up)
Virgil Murray's Tomorrow's Yesterday  I Still Care   Options VA: Neurotic Reactions 2 - 16 Obscure Mod Smashers, 1965-1970  Crazy Apple Boutique  2011  LP  1968. USA!  *   2:20:31 (Pop‑up)
Skyband  Spotlight On The Dancer   Options Skyband  RCA  1975  LP  1975    2:23:06 (Pop‑up)
The Bon  Whammy   Options Static Electricity  Boppa Do Down  2011  CD  Check out the fine live performance on Evan "Funk" Davies' show right HERE!  *   2:38:12 (Pop‑up)
Lee Kings  On My Way   Options VA: Searchin' for Shakes - Swedish Beat 1965-1968  Amigo Musik  1999  CD  1966    2:42:53 (Pop‑up)
Remains  Let Me Through   Options   Sundazed  2011  7"  Live from "The Ed Sullivan Show, 12/26/65 and HERE is the original color footage from the show!
b/w the Capitol Records' audition version of "Why Do I Cry"
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Tomorrow  Caught in a Web   Options 50 Minute Technicolour Dream  RPM  1998  CD  Recorded live on 12/22/67 at the "Christmas on Earth Continued" gig in London, England    2:47:57 (Pop‑up)
Brimstones  Damaging My Calm   Options VA: No Way Out, Vol. 2  Dead by Mono Records  2011  CD  Check out a blazing live performance on Terre T's show from 2006 right HERE!  *   2:51:02 (Pop‑up)
International Submarine Band   Truck Driving Man   Options   Sundazed  2011  7"  1966. b/w "The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!" Featuring Gram Parsons.  *   2:53:36 (Pop‑up)
Qualities  Happy New Year to You!   Options   Norton  2011  7"  1960. b/w "It's Christmas Time" Featuring Sun Ra!  *   2:56:08 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:15pm Parq:

Don't worry, Mike, we're out here.
  3:18pm frenchee:

HIYA Parq! Happy Mike Sin New Year!
  3:26pm Terre T:

Thx 4 filling in for me! This is great!
Happy New Year to u and everybody!
  3:30pm Robin Eisgrau:

Mike! I looove that you played "Date With A Vampire Girl"! One of my favorite teenage memories is of being in my friend Roger's car with that song blasting on the car radio and my friend Dave standing through the moonroof waving his arms around singing along as we zoomed down Queens Blvd. Late on a Friday night. Thanks for making me remember that.Have a very happy new year!
  3:33pm whoareyouwhowhowhowho:

Liz French has the Best vintage dresses ever!
  3:35pm efd:

I'm tickled to be listening to this early New Year's Eve party - Happy New Year Mike, Liz, Stu and Nate (and to TT herself)!
  3:39pm David Shortell:

Michael Des Barres played the valet in the "smelly car" episode of Seinfeld. The earliest thing I saw him in was "To Sir With Love".
  3:40pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

Des Barres was also on WKRP as a punk roccker in band Scum of the Earth.
Before that, he had Detective.
  3:40pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

I found a copy of DATE WITH A VAMPIRE in the trash on E. 11th St!
  3:44pm Nate the K:

I'm pretty sure you pronounce the K, Mike.
  3:44pm Michael K.:

Luv Kurt Baker! He was in a band called "The Leftovers" before going solo.
Happy hapPy New year Mikey! (and EFD ,T.T., Joe B., oh EVerY BoDY at FMU !!!
  3:47pm frenchee:

Calling all Ks! It's great to hear from all of you. Happy New Year, Terre T!
  3:50pm Mike Sin:

Hey everybody - Happy New Year and thanks for tuning in!
  3:52pm Terre T:

Truly digging the show Mike! wish I could be there! Happy New Year Frenchee, Nate, Stu, EFD,Parq, Robin, David, Jumpy and my <3 Michael K!
  3:53pm Caryn:

7 minutes until midnight over here!
  3:55pm On the Yazoo:

Happy New Year to all.
  3:55pm Jasperodus:

Caryn, where in Finland are you?
  3:56pm Caryn:

  3:57pm frenchee:

Caryn, tell us how 2012 feels in seven minutes, OK?
  3:57pm Frank:

Hiya Mike! Sounding great so far! Happy New Year to you and to everyone else at WFMU!
  3:57pm Caryn:

will do, frenchee
  3:58pm Jasperodus:

I thought it was just 11 there -- my dad usually calls at midnight and I was expecting a call around 5pm. He's in Hyvinkaa.
  4:00pm Caryn:

OMG, Jasperodus, you're right! False alarm, everyone! That's what happens when you call your mom an hour early to wish her a happy new year, your entire schedule goes out the window. Retry in an hour!
  4:03pm frenchee:

ha hahahahaha, please do so, Caryn! Cheers to yr. mama
  4:05pm Caryn:

I also blame the local tv for starting their New Year's broadcast (usually a 15 minute affair) at 10:55 this year, instead of the usual 11:55. Have no clue why they're adding an hour this year, but it's not helping me keep track of what time it is.
  4:05pm Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Mike and all the listeners. Happy new year everyone.
  4:06pm Caryn:

Good thing I'm an hour off though. Forgot to put the drinks in the fridge, so at least I can now toast in the New Year with a cold drink rather than a lukewarm one.
  4:06pm Frank:

Yeah Twin Guns! One of the best releases from the past year.
  4:07pm Jasperodus:

Kylmaa olvia vai samppakaljaa?
  4:08pm Caryn:

Actually just some cola, Jasperodus. I'm a total freak of nature: a teetotalling Finn.
  4:10pm Jasperodus:

  4:11pm Caryn:

Kippis ja kulaus! Ja perseet olalle!
  4:15pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

Not old enough to have seen Human Switchboard??
  4:15pm Caryn:

Aha! Hour added because Helsinki is the 2012 Design Capital... I suppose the 3D lightshow might be interesting, but really, a full hour of lame music is not needed for this.
  4:19pm NateTheK's Woman:

I approve.
  4:20pm kat330:

2012's gotta be great since we get an extra day of it.
  4:23pm PB:

What came first, this or Hush, because they are basically the same song.
  4:24pm Sonny Rickles:

I think this 5 Americans song sounds more like A Day In The Life.
  4:24pm frenchee:

LOL, Nate the K's Woman!
  4:24pm Fuzzy:

Which came first, Hush or A Day In The Life?
  4:25pm Tom:

QMS!! The best psychedelic band ever! Thanks and Happy New Year!!
  4:26pm Jasperodus:

I though the chorus sounded like the bridge from "White Room."
  4:26pm Frank:

  4:27pm PB:

Oh well, there is a long and storied history of "borrowing" in rock n roll.
  4:28pm David Shortell:

I love that Quicksilver song. Do you know it's featured in the extended DVD version of D.A. Pennebraker's "Monterey Pop"? Whoever QMS's singer was during that fest, he left the group before they recorded their first album.
  4:29pm Harry j:

pls help ,,, stuck in albuquerque 4 new years ,, alls we got is tex-mex & dinosaur rock 4 new years shows ...waaa pity me ...
  4:30pm kat330:

Is braking for pennies like stopping on a dime?
  4:30pm Sonny Rickles:

Yeah that QMS clip on the DVD is really good. Those guys definitely had the longest hair there!!
  4:31pm frenchee:

Harry J, you say "Tex-Mex" and "dinosaur rock" like it's a bad thing....
  4:31pm PB:

What Jefferson Airplane songs are added on the extended version?
  4:32pm Harry j:

not 24/7 365
  4:32pm Caryn:

Are the Tex-Mex & dinosaur rock one combined show or 2 different ones? Because a combo might be interesting...
  4:33pm Jasperodus:

If you brake for pennies, they go 'pop.'
  4:34pm Harry j:

yes ,,,slayer meets the Al Hurricane quartet
  4:34pm Sonny Rickles:

"Somebody To Love" only extra JA song on the Outtakes dvd
  4:35pm Tom:

Will Murray quit QMS before the 1st album, but can be seen on the Monterey Pop Festival DVD box set. The Festival was held in June '67. Gary Duncan sings the lead on "Dino's Song" in the clip.
  4:42pm David Shortell:

Big Brother may have been more hirsute, Sonny!
  4:44pm kat330:

@David S: Hey, I wasn't being snarky, just wordplay.
  4:45pm Caryn:

Okay, take 2. 15 minutes to go!
  4:49pm PB:

The 1st 2 Oasis albums were great but it went rapidly downhill after that.
  4:51pm Caryn:

My brother was a huge Oasis fan, but I had a problem with their songs. I couldn't tell one intro from another. All the damn same. Also, the Gallaghers posing as tough rockers while kissing Blair's ass were annoying. At least people like Damon & Justine avoided face-time with Blair.
  4:59pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

Would luv to hear "People in Me"!
  4:59pm kat330:

Phone call from Finland right on cue. Hauskaa uutta vuotta, Caryn et al!
  5:00pm Caryn:

Happy New Year, everyone!
  5:01pm Marmalade Kitty:

Brothers Chris and Anth Griffiths from the Liverpool band The Real People, wrote half of the songs on Oasis first Album.
  5:02pm Caryn:

2012 so far: dark, noisy, and friggin' cold. Of course I am partying naked, so that might explain part of the cold...
  5:04pm David Shortell:

I remember that Sean Bonniwell show at the Village Underground in November 2001 (my first time back in NY after the attacks). The Fuzztones backed him up.
  5:05pm drewo:

I thought you were going to play Split Enz. Enjoying the show Mike, Happy Holidays.
  5:10pm Jasperodus:

Didn't Fuzztones back Screamin' Jay Hawkins at some shows, too? They never delivered like they should have after the Lysergic lp...
  5:13pm suzi pq:

so this is the last new years EVER i guess huh ?
  5:14pm Marmalade Kitty:

Happy New Year:) Mike, WFMU & all listeners!!!
  5:15pm Caryn:

@suzi: or some Mayans will pop up next fall going "Wanna buy the new calendar? The old one's nearly full."
  5:16pm suzi pq:

hee hee yeah ,, i get so mixed up as to exactly when its all sposed to end
  5:19pm Mike Sin:

Hey folks, thanks again for listening and commenting!
  5:21pm kat330:

I've always wondered why do a cover that is so identical in every aspect to the original? That's more karaoke.
  5:21pm Mike Sin:

yes, Japerodus, the fuzztones backed Screamin' Jay in the 80s and an album was released.
  5:23pm frenchee:

I am in geek heaven!
  5:23pm PB:

@kat, I totally agree. Covers are generally only interesting when they are changed up significantly from the original. For what it's worth I always thought the original of Got to Get You Into My Life would have been much better without the cheesy horns.
  5:24pm Mike Sin:

sorry, meant to type JaSperodus
  5:24pm kat330:

Yeah, write after I wrote my comment, I noticed the piano substitute for the horns.
  5:26pm kat330:

Ooops "right" not "write"! (Celebrating Finn New Year's with too much bubbly, I suspect).
  5:27pm Jasperodus:

Thanks Mike! I bet I saw the album in the bins somewhere back in the day, but never picked it out. Any good? If they played "Ashes" it couldn't have been bad.
  5:30pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

"I Still Care" is my new fave!
  5:35pm Caryn:

Gotta say, if the "original" version hasn't even been released yet, it is easy to end up with a similar version, since you are basing it just on the notes (and the opinion of the producer, who happens to be on the "original" version). Thus, the Rebel Rousers have a great excuse for not making a particularly different sounding cover.
  5:36pm Jervix:

Pretty durn cool to crank on my radio and hear the effervescent Liz French!
  5:38pm kat330:

@Caryn: Still the ear has nothing very unique in a "faithful" cover. Perhaps the producer is the one at fault in this instance.
  5:41pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

I saw the Bon! They were great.They threw in the 45 when I sprung for the CD.
  5:43pm frenchee:

HI Jervix, happy New Year!
  5:44pm kat330:

'Laissez les bon temps rouler!
  5:45pm PB:

As a transplanted Canuck I was pleasantly surprised at how good that Bon track was, most Canadian bands are beyond awful.
  5:47pm frenchee:

Jumpy, what's shakin' in Brooklyn for NYE?
  5:48pm Jervix:

Happy New Yeah!
  5:51pm efd:

That CD by The Bon is available on CD Baby, just by the way! (Although it's easier to find if you search for the album title, Static Electricity.)

I receive no compensation from the band, just spreading the word!
  5:51pm Jasperodus:

Ugly Ducklings were a great canadian garage band from back in the day!
  5:51pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

French: free soul gig at Teddy's with Boogaloo Omnibus & Girlsoul!
  5:54pm Mike Sin:

awesome guitar solo by STU the "R" Rutherford on this Brimstones cut
  5:56pm frenchee:

Stu just told me he also played bass on that Brimstones track. Thanks for the Teddy's gig info, JUmpeeeeeeeee
  5:56pm Tomek:

Happy New Year from Poland!
  5:56pm Tomek:

Happy New Year from Poland!
  5:57pm paq:

dave dudley --- best truck drivin singer ever
  5:58pm kat330:

Happy New Year to all! Kauniita unia! (sweet dreams)
  5:59pm glenn:

terry fell wrote truck drivin' man.
  5:59pm Jasperodus:

Thanks for a great show! Happy New Year!
  11:32am Jungle Jim:

Great to hear the Screaming Tribesmen!!
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