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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 7, 2012: Filling in for Terre T... 58 degrees (F) in NYC? Now that's my kind of Winter!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Eddie Floyd  I Don't Want to Cry   Options VA: The Stax/Volt Revue: Hit the Road Stax, Volume 3 - Live in Europe  Stax  1992  CD  Live in London, March 1967. With introduction from Emperor Rosko    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Faces  Three Button Hand Me Down   Options The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep  Warner Bros.  1999  CD  1970    0:02:43 (Pop‑up)
Small Faces  Talk to You   Options The Darlings of Wapping Wharf Launderette: The Immediate Anthology  Castle  1999  CD box set  1967 Recording    0:08:13 (Pop‑up)
Public Nuisance  Small Faces   Options Gotta Survive  Frantic  2002  CD box set  Late '60s recordings    0:10:16 (Pop‑up)
Birds  How Can It Be?   Options The Collectors' Guide to Rare British Birds  Deram  1999  CD  Originally released on a 1965 single. Featuring Ron Wood    0:13:05 (Pop‑up)
Eyes  You're Too Much   Options Complete Recordings 1965-66  Essex  1997  CD  1966    0:16:00 (Pop‑up)
Monomen  Burning Bush   Options   Estrus  1989  7"      0:19:18 (Pop‑up)
Jook  Watch Your Step   Options Different Class  RPM  2005  CD  1972-1974 recordings    0:22:04 (Pop‑up)
Lovestruck  Whistlebait Baby   Options Will The Good Times Never End?  Bunny Hop  2011  CD    *   0:25:12 (Pop‑up)
Eddy Current Suppression Ring  Hey Mum   Options So Many Things  Goner  2011  CD  Collection of singles and compilation tracks.  *   0:27:25 (Pop‑up)
Producers  She Sheila   Options You Make the Heat  Portrait  1982  LP      0:39:24 (Pop‑up)
The Boys  Hold Me   Options VA: Titan! It's All Pop!  Numero Group  2008  CD box set  Collection of Midwest power pop on the Titan label from 1978 to 1981. Not to be confused with the UK punk band the Boys from around the same time.    0:43:56 (Pop‑up)
Kurt Baker  The Problem   Options Rockin' for a Living  Oglio  2011  CD    *   0:46:29 (Pop‑up)
dBs  Black and White   Options Stands for deciBels / Repercussion  Collector's Choice  2001  CD  CD reissue of the first two dBs albums (1981 and 1982, respectively)    0:49:48 (Pop‑up)
Blue Ash  Here We Go Again   Options No More, No Less  Collector's Choice  2008  CD  Reissue of 1973 album    0:52:46 (Pop‑up)
Deadbeat Poets  The Staircase Stomp!   Options Circus Town  Pop Detective  2010  CD  Featuring Frank Secich from Blue Ash    1:00:59 (Pop‑up)
DM3  T.V. Sound   Options Dig It the Most  Bomp!  1997  CD  Dom Mariani's band after the Stems    1:04:22 (Pop‑up)
Count Bishops  Stay Free   Options   Chiswick  1977  7"  b-side of "Baby You're Wrong"    1:07:27 (Pop‑up)
Criminals  The Kids Are Back   Options   Sing Sing  1978  7"  Featuring Sylvain Sylvain    1:10:38 (Pop‑up)
Comet Gain  Thee Ecstatic Library   Options Howl of the Lonely Crowd  What's Your Rupture?  2011  CD    *   1:13:10 (Pop‑up)
Wrong Words  Summer's Gone   Options The Wrong Words  Trouble in Mind  2011  LP  Check out the Wrong Words LIVE on Evan "Funk" Davies show from August.    1:15:15 (Pop‑up)
Harlem  Poolside   Options Hippies  Matador  2010  CD      1:17:32 (Pop‑up)
Jonny Chan & the New Dynasty 6  Hey!   Options So... You Want Action  Dionysus  1998  CD      1:20:57 (Pop‑up)
Woggles  I Got Your Number   Options   Estrus  1992  7"      1:22:58 (Pop‑up)
The Sharp Turn  Everybody Knows But Me   Options VA: Battle of the Garages Vol. II  Voxx  1984  LP      1:24:50 (Pop‑up)
Black Hollies  What You Want   Options   Ernest Jenning Record Co.  2005  7"  Check out the Black Hollies LIVE at the WFMU Record Fair on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T from October.    1:39:29 (Pop‑up)
Freddy & the Four Gone Conclusions  (You're Just a) Waste of My Time   Options   Sound Camera  2000?  7"      1:41:43 (Pop‑up)
Gnats  (I Wanna Be In Your) Car Crash   Options   Clamarama  1996  7"      1:43:52 (Pop‑up)
Heartbeats  Dead End Street   Options   Twang!  1993  7"  From Germany!    1:46:37 (Pop‑up)
Combinations  Bump Ball   Options VA: Neurotic Reactions 2 - 16 Obscure Mod Smashers, 1965-1970  Crazy Apple Boutique  2011  LP  From 1968  *   1:49:39 (Pop‑up)
Persuaders  Burn   Options VA: Le Beat Bespoke 4 - 20 Tailor Made Cuts  Circle  2010  CD  1968    1:51:25 (Pop‑up)
Waygood Ellis  I Like What I'm Trying To Do   Options VA: The Graham Dee Connection: The 60s Collection  Acid Jazz  2011  CD  1966  *   1:54:28 (Pop‑up)
Don Fardon  Coming On Strong   Options Coventry Boy - The Anthology  Castle  2006  CD box set  1969    2:03:32 (Pop‑up)
Unknown artist  Can't Stop the Want I Got For You Babe   Options VA: Hen's Teeth Vol. 2 - Blocked! Rare Beat & Psychedelia  Hen's Teeth  1996  CD  1967?    2:05:53 (Pop‑up)
Mie Nakao  Sharock No. 1   Options VA: Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966-70  Big Beat  2009  CD  1968    2:08:13 (Pop‑up)
Afrokings  Tina   Options VA: The Spanish Trip: 23 Obscure Freak Artifacts From the Spanish Underground Scene  Bang Bang  2005  CD  Late 60s recordings    2:10:40 (Pop‑up)
Shindogs  Who Do You Think You Are   Options VA: Ain't It Hard: Sunset Strip '60s Sounds! Garage & Psych From Viva Records  Sundazed  2007  CD  1966    2:14:24 (Pop‑up)
Edwick Rumbold  Boggle Woggle   Options VA: Take My Tip: 25 British Mod Artefacts from the EMI Vaults  EMI  2007  CD  Originally from 1967 single.    2:16:50 (Pop‑up)
Billy J. Kramer  Chinese Girl   Options VA: English Freakbeat, Volume Five  AIP  1993  CD  1967.    2:19:37 (Pop‑up)
Rattles  (Stopping In) Las Vegas   Options Greatest Hits - New Recording  Repertoire  1994  CD  Reissue of 1966 recording    2:22:42 (Pop‑up)
Pretty Things  A House in the Country   Options Emotions  Snapper  1998  CD  1966 single (written by Ray Davies) included as bonus track on CD reissue    2:25:05 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Underground Sound 

Arcipelago   Options

VA: Swinging London: The Accidental Genius of Saga Records 1968-1970 






2:27:58 (Pop‑up)
Whooping Crane   She's a Knockout   Options Whooping Crane  self-released  2010  CD-R  Six song EP. Now known as Strange Haze    2:39:57 (Pop‑up)
Andromeda  Let's All Watch the Sky Fall Down   Options Definitive Collection  Angel Air  2000  CD box set  Original track release - 1969    2:43:40 (Pop‑up)
Mickey Finn  Garden of My Mind   Options VA: Nuggets II - Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond 1964-1969  Rhino  2001  CD box set  Original track release -1968    2:47:44 (Pop‑up)
Zior  Love's Desire   Options Zior  MR  2006  CD  From 1971    2:50:15 (Pop‑up)
Tim Andrews and Paul Korda  Waiter Get Me a Drink   Options VA: Piccadilly Sunshine, Part Three  Past & Present  2010  CD  Original track release 1968    2:54:57 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:10pm J.T.:

Great opener! Eddie Floyd is fantastic.
  3:10pm Hunter:

Loved the Floyd, but something about Rod Stewart gets on my very last nerve. I know, it's a Sin to complain, but just had to say it.
  3:10pm Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Mike and all the listeners.
  3:18pm The MoD GoD RoD:

To Hunter----There's the way to start off the New Year, complaining on a comments list! I for one think this is brill! Cheers Mike!
  3:18pm J.T.:

Never heard of Public Nuisance, great tune!
  3:20pm AWS from MP:

greetings Mike from Bergen County - If TT must be away, then it can only be Sin Radio
  3:21pm J.T.:

Not a huge fan of Rod myself, but with Faces he had a great band behind.
  3:23pm DJ Terre T:

Listening at home all sick waaah! I lurve this set& THE EYES especially!! Thx 4 filling in for me Mike!
  3:26pm J.T.:

Monomen, yay! Estrus was an indispensable label in the early 90s...
  3:29pm PB:

@Mod God. I can't speak for Mike but would hazard to guess that he doesn't mind people posting their comments (both negative and postive) regarding particular tracks that he plays. After all, isn't that exactly the whole point of allowing listeners to post on a comments board. I, for one, am with those who revile Rod Stewart. Epitomizes the worst of rock n roll excess (although his work with the Small Faces was infinitely better than his solo work).
  3:33pm kat330:

@MGR & PB: Rachel has left the room now, but I applaud her giving an honest opinion. In the meanwhile, great set, Sin!
  3:38pm The MoD GoD RoD:

To PB-----You've no idea of what you speak about in either case. Rod was in the FACES not the Small Faces. And second, if you ask 'em i bet WFMU would tell you the comments board was not set up so you can say you don't like programming.
  3:39pm PB:

  3:43pm monica:

i'm sorry, mike, but "plausibly" just doesn't cut it. :)
  3:45pm Ben Drinken:

It depends on the DJ and his her tolerance PB and Mod. Some are sensitive and some thick skinned. I have seen some DJs shut the playlist down because of some comment about the show. whaaat!!meee!!!
  3:45pm The MoD GoD RoD:

Yeh sure mate----whenever I make a "typo", I add whole extra words rather just misspell one! ----Just takin the piss out of ya!
  3:49pm kat330:

Aw, c'mon, youse guys are just funnin' right? No way could an FMU DJ care that a listener doesn't like a particular artist played. I think it would be scarier if listeners were all clones that liked everything played. (shiver)
  3:49pm Timmy:

  3:50pm Tom:

The Small Faces' "Itchycoo Park" was on the the charts for 19 weeks, according to Cashbox. Hit #13 and 15 at its height.
  3:51pm AP Paulie B:

Everybody play nice.
  3:52pm Paul:

At its height. I get it.
  3:52pm Paul:

At its height. I get it.
  3:54pm Paul:

No idea why that appears twice
  3:54pm Timmy:

don't let em push you around. don't let em ever change your point of view
  3:55pm frenchee:

Wow! Just came in from walkin' the dog and get a fan-freakin'tastic organ solo on that Kurt B. song. Hi MNike, Hi Paulie B.,
  3:56pm mrmucho:

for my money "b&w" is the best power pop song EVAH
  3:56pm J.T.:

WMU boards are some of the most polite on the interwebs. And if you can't argue about music, what's the point. I can't stand Oasis myself. Bleurghh.
  3:58pm J.T.:

@mrmucho No, it's "Ever Fallen in Love" by Buzzcocks.
  3:58pm Paul:

Lol Timmy.
  4:00pm frenchee:

Poor lil boo, Terrre, get well soon! Can you manage a recivert by tonite?
  4:02pm alvy singer:

dB's & Blue Ash - nice
  4:03pm Ben Drinken:

This one time I made a comment not to Terre T but another listener on the board that after all these years of listening to her I cannot hear the intro song one more time in its entirety. And that I usually trun it off until about 10 minutes after the show begins so I don't have to hear it. Then she shut the playlist and comments down. I wasn't criticizing her I was just commenting. That darn Cherry Blossom song gets stuck in the head especially after being a long time listener. and it is sooo long.
  4:04pm Marmalade Kitty:

reat show Mike ! :)
  4:04pm Timmy:

yes! shout out to the comment boards!
  4:06pm frenchee:

whoops, meant to type "RECOVERY"
  4:06pm joli:

just read that bowie turned 65
  4:07pm alvy singer:

I remember The Producers ... "What She Does To Me" ... oh yeah
  4:07pm Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:

Soundin' good! I just learned I can sing "Black & White" all the way through...much to the chargrin of my neighbors.
  4:07pm kat330:

@Ben D: Guess listeners learn those with thin and those with thicker skins. I'd make a point never to comment on the playlist of an overly sensitive DJ.
  4:09pm DJ Terre T:

Oh blaaaargh - I can't believe I'm weighing on this Comments list deb8 from my sickbed...coz I'm tryin 2 rest & wanna listen to Mike's great fill in. But as someone from WFMU, I'm in agreement w/Mod! The board is more for info notes & positive support. I cant name one DJ that wants to hear negativity about their show.
@kat330- its not whether u like it or not. Its just posting "this is bad" on Commrnts list (& anonymously at that!) Coz if u don't like it, u really don't HAVE TO LISTEN- no one's forcing u. C'mon u know this! Also as far as thin- skinned: theeeeee most thin-skinned people are the Anonymous commenters who get upset when u call them on *their* comments! Just my honest WFMU opinion. Ok thx I luv u guys- I gotta get better. Thx Mike for a gr8 fill in!
  4:10pm Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:

  4:10pm Paul:

Bowie and Elvis' birthday tomorrow
  4:10pm joli:

no the comments are for US to have FUN with
  4:11pm Ben Drinken:

Get well Terre T. Miss you today.
  4:12pm Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:

Did you just turn the DM3 into hip hop??
  4:14pm Nate the K:

Have fun but keep that PMA! PMA! (Thanks PB.)
  4:16pm Marmalade Kitty:

Get well soon TerreT!!!
  4:16pm PB:

@Nate, what does PMA refer to?
  4:16pm kat330:

Distinction: If a listener comments about not liking a particular artist or piece of music, it is not indicting the DJ whatsoever. If the DJ takes down the comments or attacks a listener for his/her opinion, then it IS personal.There's a power difference as well. 'nuff said IAE.
  4:18pm JohnEBGood:

Happy New Year! The Small Faces and Faces are
both great bands. The late great Steve Marriot of Small Faces was replaced by the the still great Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. Both Bands contained late great Ronnie Lane and living musicians Ian Maclag anand Kenny Jones.
  4:20pm Nate the K:

Positive mental architecture (and I meant AP Pauly B, sorry PB)
  4:22pm Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:

Terre T! Get well soon!
  4:32pm Timmy:

Mike can you tell me what song you talk over after each set?
  4:33pm paul:

My aunt called me Paulie B. many, many years ago.
  4:39pm Ben Drinken:

The Terre T apron is great. Been getting some use baking and cooking. I also got my John Allen mug premium finally after the back order. Just got it Thursday.
  4:44pm DJ Terre T:

@kat330 But a DJ is doing all the programming & it's their choices/taste yr being negative about. It's frustrating, coz it's a fact that u can't pls everyone with yr show, if u don't like it, u do not have to listen. I just don't get the impulse to post negative on the one thing u don't like, rather than the 99% u do like. Agreed that if a dJ personally attacks a commenter that's not cool- but anyone attacking anyone on the board isn't right. Strongly disagree that deleting negative anonymous comments is a personal attack on the commenter. Again the DJ is right there in public & these comments are pretty much anonymous. That's all, c'mon guys!
  4:45pm joli:

music is supposed to be FUN
  4:50pm PJ:

What tickets ya got?
  4:50pm DJ Terre T:

@ Frenchee, @Ben Drinken, @Marmalade Kitty & @Jumpy: thank u for the well wishes! Feel like crap. My eyes hurt. I really appreci8 it so much. And thx Mike, Paulie, Nate& Stu( u gots a whole crew there!) U guys had a Happy New Year I hope! Love Terre
  4:51pm Stevel:

Music IS fun. When I don't like a song, I generally remember that, on WFMU, I'm likely to hear something I LOVE very soon.

Get better soon
  4:54pm Marmalade Kitty:

TerreT, drink lots of fruit juice, eat plenty of garlic and ginger! and chillis if you can eat 'em! Bugs really hate all those things and will not hang about ;)
  4:57pm PB:

I always find Gatorade works well when I feel like crap. Must be the electrolytes.
  5:00pm frenchee:

WFMU is the *only* radio station that I actually turn UP when the DJ starts talking. Love (most of) the music, but best is all the DJ SINformation in Mike's case and personalities on parade from such a motley crew. The message boards are a great addition too, cause we can all sound off and show our smartie-smarts ....
  5:00pm Ben Drinken:

oh. Terre T. I really hope you know that your listeners love you. And this makes me feel bad about being tired of the intro. I feel like I need to break out a The Move album. I think from now on I will be able to listen to The Move's Cherry Blossom Clinic again because it will always make me think of you. Please get well. We need you. Hard working DJ.
  5:11pm DJ Terre T:

@Steve L thanx so much!!! @Ben thanx & onward & upward! It's all good! @Marmalade that is gr8 advice: I KNOW I'm supposed to eat hot spicy foods when sick coz it's anti- microbial &very healthy. Unfortun8ly I must the only Korean that h8s Kim Chee & spicy food in general.
@Mike this show has been so fantastic - lurveDon Fardon! thanx so much for this gr8 fill in!
  5:18pm jt:

sorry not to hear terre t but very much enjoying this show
  5:21pm Bill:

hey Terre. got your premiums today in big late Christmas present from FMU. Very happy. hope that makes you feel better.
  5:23pm On the Yazoo:

Dang.. I missed the first two hours.. Thank Goodness Y'all archive the shows. Get Well Soon Terre T.
  5:25pm Marmalade Kitty:

Cherry Blossom Clinic always sounds similar to Happy Days Toy Town Small Faces, to my ear.. the stomping driving heavy bass guitar.. also, All of My Friends Were There Kinks
  5:27pm DJ Terre T:

@jt thx 4 well wishes& Mike's fill in is SO GOOD, right?!!!
@Bill thx! Cool u got the apron& cd pack! I'm glad 2hear it
@Ben So u have the apron, the mug, now all u need is Laura Cantrell's kitchen towel, Chris T's hot pad & WFMU shot glass & U will have an entire kitchen set!
  5:28pm seang:

the sixties were such an epic time
  5:30pm Ben Drinken:

hey I just got some Nappa cabbage to make some kimchi. This time I am going to make it a little sweeter. But still spicy. I have Chris T's pot holder, the shot glass, but not the towel. Didn't know there was a wfmu towel.
  5:32pm DJ Terre T:

@Mike Sin thx 4 that Billy Kramer song! I know u played that just to crack me up! Harhar!
@On the Yazoo thank u!
@Marmalade wow I never realized that, I'm gunna A/B that( when I can get outta bed!)
  5:33pm SD:

wow. what an incredible, epic show today. Thanks Mike!
  5:40pm Ben Drinken:

almost sounds like these guys have ben drinken
  5:42pm joli:

fee waybill -- the lost tapes : 200 hrs of tubes rehearsal sessions
  5:48pm Bill:

God what a wah guitar sound! Whooping Crane!
  5:50pm Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:

Whooping Crane, now remaned as Strange Haze. See 'em!
  5:53pm John W:

Thanks for the Billy J. Kramer song! And thanks for reminding me about LeBeat Bespoke Vol. 4. You threw together a show and came up a winner. Rock on Mikey!
  5:53pm frenchee:

this is a great soundtrack for dismantling the Christmas tree. Love it, Mike! Hi Stu and Nate and Pauly B! Paul, please don't stop tawkin', it's too good.
  5:58pm Ben Drinken:

hey, frenchee, we are dismantling our Christmas tree too. It isn't really a tree but we make it out of cardboard scraps and a stick. but we load it with ornaments and lights
  11:20pm Camilla and Mark:

We loved this show! We were driving through Harlem on our way to Fairway for groceries, and we turned on FMU. You are wonderful! We loved your show and couldn't tear ourselves away from the radio. Thank God I found the link to the archived show so we can hear what we missed while we were in the supermarket. All the best to you, Mike, and thanks for making us aging rock'n'roll fans very happy.
  1:16am Steve-O:

@Terre: Hey Terre, I've missed you! Hope you get better soon, we're all here for ya. =)

@Mike: Definitely thinking about listening to this one sometime.
  4:27pm Jungle Jim:

That Lovestruck track sounded GREAT! Thanks for another awesome show Mike!
  3:33pm Tapehead:

I listened to this show. And then I did again! My favorite this week.
  2:14pm GINA BULALA:

nice and so fantastic
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