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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 5, 2013: Fillin' in for Terre T... and lurching into 2013... sort of!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Yes  Beyond and Before   Options Yes  Atlantic  1969  LP  For the ladies, of course -- your ultimate Yes fan
  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Hollywood Stars  Weekend Love   Options The Hollywood Stars  Atlantic  1977  LP      0:04:20 (Pop‑up)
Generation X  Wild Youth   Options Generation X  Chrysalis  1978  LP      0:07:58 (Pop‑up)
Joe Jackson  Throw It Away   Options Look Sharp!  A&M  1979  LP      0:10:43 (Pop‑up)
Meteors  Fire, Fire   Options   Mad Pig  1985  EP      0:13:33 (Pop‑up)
Kaos  Iron Dream   Options VA: What? Stuff  Bomp!  1998  CD  1978    0:16:58 (Pop‑up)
Improbables  Whatcha Gonna Do?   Options   Onion Juice  2012  7"    *   0:19:51 (Pop‑up)
Giuda  Roll On   Options Racey Roller  White Zoo  2012  LP    *   0:22:04 (Pop‑up)
Mott the Hopple  Honaloochie Boogie   Options Mott  CBS  1973  LP      0:24:05 (Pop‑up)
Milk 'N' Cookies  Chance To Play   Options Milk 'N' Cookies  RPM  2005  CD  OG 1976    0:26:42 (Pop‑up)
Kurt Baker  Partied Out   Options Brand New Beat  Collector's Club  2012  LP    *   0:39:27 (Pop‑up)
Rubinoos  Rock and Roll Is Dead   Options The Rubinoos  Beserkley  1977  LP      0:42:35 (Pop‑up)
Pezband  When I'm Down   Options Pezband  Passport Records   1977  LP      0:45:26 (Pop‑up)
Phil Seymour  Precious To Me   Options Phil Seymour  Boardwalk Records  1980  LP      0:47:41 (Pop‑up)
Radio City  It's Okay   Options Class of '77  Radio Heartbeat  2009  LP  1977-1980    0:50:20 (Pop‑up)
Jags  She's So Considerate   Options Evening Standards  Island  1980  LP      0:53:20 (Pop‑up)
The Jam  Town Called Malice   Options   Polydor  1982  12"  12-inch single. Live at the Hammersmith Palais, 12/14/81
  0:56:00 (Pop‑up)
Lambrettas  Da-a-a-ance   Options Kick Start  Razor  1985  LP  OG 1979    0:59:14 (Pop‑up)
Manual Scan  New Difference   Options Manual Scan 1  Hi-Lo  1986  LP      1:01:42 (Pop‑up)
New Breed  1001 Suburban Nights   Options   Absolute Records  1984  7"      1:03:20 (Pop‑up)
Ray Woolf and the Avengers  Little Things That Happen   Options   Cass  2012  7"  Recorded in 1967. Previously unreleased. Here's Ray doing the tune live in 2012!
*   1:17:57 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Young  Good Evening Girl   Options VA: Hot Generation! 1960's Punk from Down Under  Big Beat  2002  CD  OG 1966    1:19:58 (Pop‑up)
Don Crane's New Downliners Sect  Roses   Options VA: Freakbeat Freakout  Sequel Records  1997  CD  1967    1:22:16 (Pop‑up)
The Moody Blues  Stop!   Options   London  1966  7"      1:25:08 (Pop‑up)
The Above  Imprisoned   Options   Boppa Do Down  2013  WAV  From their forthcoming single.  *   1:26:26 (Pop‑up)
Herman's Hermits  Wild Love   Options Hold On! soundtrack  MGM  1966  LP      1:29:36 (Pop‑up)
Dearly Beloved  I'm Not Coming Back   Options Rough Diamonds: The History of Garage Band Music Vol. 6  Voxx  1984  LP  1966. unreleased at the time.    1:31:55 (Pop‑up)
The Flys  Be What You Is   Options VA: Signed D.C.  Satan Records  1984  LP  1966    1:34:22 (Pop‑up)
Squires  It's The Same All Over The World   Options Going All the Way With the Squires  Crypt  1986  LP  1966. unreleased version at the time.  *   1:36:25 (Pop‑up)
Allah-Las  Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)   Options Allah-Las  Innovative Leisure  2012  CD    *   1:38:56 (Pop‑up)
Georgie Fame  Do Re Mi   Options 20 Beat Classics  RSO  1980  LP      1:59:37 (Pop‑up)
Nino Ferrer  Mme Robert   Options Enregistrement Public  Riviera  1967  LP      2:01:52 (Pop‑up)
Zoot Money's Big Roll Band  The One and Only Man   Options At Klook's Kleek  RSO    LP  1966. Otis Redding cover.    2:04:41 (Pop‑up)
Riot Squad   Working Man   Options Anytime  Bam-Caruso  1988  LP  1966    2:08:07 (Pop‑up)
Les Sequelles  Un Train   Options Et tant pis si cela vous deplait  Grenadine  2001  LP      2:11:10 (Pop‑up)
Satin Bells  Come C'mon   Options VA: Le Beat Bespoke 5: 20 Tailor Made Cuts  Circle  2011  CD      2:13:42 (Pop‑up)
Quinteto Academico  724710   Options VA: Portuguese Nuggets, Vol. 2  O Galo  2007  LP  1967    2:16:53 (Pop‑up)
David Essex  Streetfight   Options Rock On  Columbia  1973  LP      2:19:06 (Pop‑up)
Subsonics  Peanuts   Options In the Black Spot  Slovenly  2012  CD  Live on Terre T's "Cherry Blossom Clinic" right HERE!  *   2:22:46 (Pop‑up)
The Attack  Strange House   Options Magic In the Air  Aftermath  1992  CD  1967    2:36:34 (Pop‑up)
Nazz  Lemming Song   Options From Philadelphia  Distortions  1997  LP  demo version from 1968    2:39:32 (Pop‑up)
Outsiders  What Makes You So Bad (You Weren't Brought Up That Way)   Options The Best of the Outsiders  Rhino  1986  LP  1967. From Ohio!    2:43:27 (Pop‑up)
Outsiders  Thinking About Today   Options   Relax  1967  7"  From the Netherlands
  2:45:53 (Pop‑up)
Q65  The Life I Live   Options   Decca  1966  7"      2:48:39 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:05pm SteveL:

I too seek portable, low-priced and groovy music. Looking for Terri T and very happy to find Mr. Mike Sin!

Carry on.
Avatar 3:08pm kat330:

@Mike: For the ladies? Gah, that photo is Sinful! :)
  3:08pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello Mike & all. great opening track. Wife likes the pic
Avatar 3:09pm kat330:

@Kevin: I do not believe that. ;)
Avatar 3:11pm Philo Gristle:

That's some Gallows humor, Mr. Sin.
  3:12pm DJ Terre T:

Thank u Mike Sin for filling on for me ! (Blaaargh writing from a work event!
  3:13pm BadGuyZero (Dallas, TX):

Greetings Mike Sin, Terre T and fellow listeners!
  3:13pm Frank Above:

Yeah Mike!
Avatar 3:19pm Philo Gristle:

I think we need another 8-9 short songs to help Mr. Gallo disappear....
  3:20pm Alicia Renee:

  3:20pm On the Yazoo:

Hey all.
Enjoying the show with the sniffles, and an antihistamine buzz.
  3:20pm KevinfromBayRidge:

@kat, Well actually...she didn't have her reading glasses on.
Avatar 3:23pm kat330:

@Kevin: Ha! I think he should go up a t-shirt size -- at least.
  3:23pm Frank Above:

I got me a cold too. This is a good remedy though!
  3:25pm KevinfromBayRidge:

@kat, and a few inches on the inseam!!
  3:26pm Matt Below:

Keep it up, its curing everyone's cold!
Avatar 3:28pm kat330:

Everyone, please remember to politely cough / sneeze into your elbows.
  3:29pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Meant down on the inseam!
  3:29pm BadGuyZero (Dallas, TX):

Turntable #2!
  3:29pm Frank Above:

@kat, tell that to the plague carrier at work who got me sick!
  3:30pm On the Yazoo:

There it goes again.. Right channel only Turntable 2?
  3:30pm Cynthia:

The rock is definitely curative. Thanx Mike! I'm hoping to convince myself my sore throat is entirely psychosomatic in order for it to be gone before IBJ.
Avatar 3:34pm kat330:

@Frank: Yes, well we popped some extra C after going out to eat last night where many were coughing, and most without consideration.

This is a nice booster dose for protection, Mike.
  3:36pm mike tp:

couple tunes sweetened my ride home from an oil change.great music for us
  3:39pm Frank Above:

well, I was feeling better before the chest hair comment....
  3:41pm Matt Below:

@Frank: You need some onion juice
  3:41pm Alicia Renee:

*2* comments about chest hair??
  3:44pm Alicia Renee:

ok men.
how about you slide some billy childish into the cue?
  3:47pm Cuz Jerry:

Mike...Just tuned in. I am partied out. Perfect!!
Cuz Jerry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Nate the K:

Mike likes to talk about chest hair. What can I say?
  3:49pm Cynthia:

You're blasting it right out of the proverbial park today, brother.
Avatar 3:51pm kat330:

Hairy arm at top left, hairy midriff top right -- hairy chest talk seems in keeping.
  3:51pm Frank Above:

@Nate, he's compelled to bring attention to his thatch before others do. That way, they can't make light of it. He'd have already beat them to the punch!
  3:51pm Chesthair:

We're coming back. Waxing is dead.
  3:54pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

Phil is underrated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Nate the K:

@Jumpy Agreed
  3:56pm Dennis Diken:

splendid show!
  3:57pm BadGuyZero (Dallas, TX):

  3:57pm alisono:

i have always loved Yes....but only the "good" Yes... first album through Relayer....ps- i bet that dude in the pic isn't really a Yes fan - he is just trying to make a statement. isn't he that grotesque director/actor.....(?)
Avatar 4:01pm kat330:

  4:05pm Toddophonic:

That photo is of a pre-Insomniac Mike. Did Rex request Yes?
  4:12pm Jambo:

Mike buddy checkin in from Philly. Keep it up!
  4:14pm Frank Above:

Nate, 2 buttons? Tsk tsk...
  4:16pm fred von helsing:

too much caffeine ?
  4:16pm Gaylord Fields:

Nate, go for the classic 3-2 roll jacket suit. Your lady will thank you (or else she'll curse you from having to fend off all the female attention you'll be getting).
  4:17pm green mountain man mark:

Waiting for some Chinese egg rolls that wife and kid will bring back after an out of the house excursion. The place where they will get the egg rolls makes HUGE chimi changa style egg rolls.
  4:19pm fred von helsing:

i'd totally snarf up a kim chi burrito
  4:19pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

  4:19pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

I say No to Yes.
Avatar 4:23pm kat330:

Shades of McCartney in the vocals. Woof-woof.
  4:24pm Alicia Renee:

hot damn!
  4:28pm listener mark:

Yay! Paramus, NJ !
  4:30pm Gaylord Fields:

@kat330: Are you referring to Paddy McCartney of the '60s Australian group The Twilights, or the other one?
  4:32pm John W.:

I just turned on the radio and STOP came on. Glad to hear the vinyl from the family vault.
  4:32pm Toddophonic:

Hey Frank- the new single sounds great!
Avatar 4:33pm kat330:

@GF: Paul, actually. :)
Ah, so this IS Frank Above?
  4:33pm alisono:

denny laine era was best by far (for moodies, not wings *shudder*)...
  4:34pm Frank Above:

Aww, shucks Todd...thanks! And thanks to Mike too! This makes up for the chest hair talk.
Avatar 4:36pm kat330:

HH -- first "rock" concert I ever bought a ticket for and attended. Sonny & Cher opened, and Peter and Gordon performed, too.
  4:37pm Matt Below:

@Frank: More chest hair later in the program
  4:38pm fred von helsing:

as usual, wfmu is great for puttering around the house :) there should be a partly-instrumentals channel for creative types slaving away in megabarfy office environs infested with suits and bean counters
  4:40pm Gaylord Fields:

@kat330: You say that because you've probably never heard his lovely singing on "Cathy Come Home"!
  4:41pm carrion:

@fred: the extra bandwith would probably require corporate sponsorship
Avatar 4:41pm kat330:

@GF Woolf's? I thought it was lovely singing a la McCartney -- is Paul behated around here?? (I learned the hard way that Rod Stewart is beloved. ;)
  4:43pm YesNut:

The ChrisSquires?!?!?!
  4:43pm green mountain man mark:

I just came back from a B-double E-double R un. Waiting on those dang egg rolls. Have a jar of extra spicy kimchee waiting as well.
  4:43pm carrion:

  4:44pm Matt Below:

@kat330: Up the Paperback Writer
  4:44pm fred von helsing:

@carrion the irony... the irony...
  4:45pm Pinto Bean:

Allah Las, what a great album this is it is
  4:46pm fred von helsing:

What DOES wfmu pay for bandwidth ?
  4:48pm Matt Below:

@fred: The cost is Italian delis that set off the fire alarms
  4:48pm fred von helsing:

way into the freigh on a two-DJ open sleigh !
  4:50pm Gaylord Fields:

@kat330: Joke, explained: One of the singers of the '60s Australian beat/pop group The Twilights is Clem "Paddy" McCartney. In a fit of mild jocularity, I pretended to wonder if the person you referred to as just "McCartney" is this obscure singer rather than one of the most famous musicians on Earth. (But, in all seriousness, listen to Paddy McCartney's vocals on the song "Bessemae" — it's very PAUL McCartneyesque: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGxB-sk4lf4)
Avatar 4:51pm kat330:

Weigh into the fray, fvh? Wade into the freight?

@GF: WILL do! Thanks!
  4:52pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

Satan rocks me!
Avatar 4:53pm kat330:

Philo's playing "Bessemae" right now. Sweet! Speaking of lovey down-under vocals, the Finn's are faves of mine.
  4:53pm fred von helsing:

I've heard of the Beatles, they were Paul McCartney's back-up band yeah ?
  4:54pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

Peter Noone is still rockin'!
  4:55pm glenn:

vincent gallo? why, for the love of the brown bunny, why?
  4:55pm Joltz:

@Fred...At times Paul seemed to think so, yes.
Avatar 4:55pm kat330:


Re: Food / dinner comments: We just saw "Killer Joe." We will NOT be having fried chicken for quite a while.
  4:56pm glenn:

for kat, and all cat lovers - http://catsthatlooklikepinupgirls.tumblr.com/
  4:56pm fred von helsing:

I hope everyone has seen ringo starr's all-stars. AFAICT it's a fresh-outa-rehab tour for whomever is along for the ride.
  4:57pm Matt Below:

@fred: Worst moment of my life was seeing Ringo drum to Richard Marx songs...
  4:57pm Frank Above:

Mike, we're hoping for a Feb release, but not guaranteeing anything. We learned our lesson from last time!
  4:58pm Gaylord Fields:

@fred: The Beatles were a Philly area doo-wop group that released one single, "The Girl I Love," on the Quest label: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPlVO9a5q_k
Avatar 4:58pm kat330:

@glenn: I see a distinct difference in the facial expression of subject on the left compared with subject on the right. :)
  4:58pm Joltz:

Couldn't have been the highlight of Ringo's life either, Matt.
  5:01pm fred von helsing:

@g.f. how weird !
  5:02pm fred von helsing:

I saw ringo with frampton and one guy from cream and two from procul harum. It was pretty OK ! except of course for frampton's long masturbatory guitar solos (but you knew that already)
  5:04pm Gaylord Fields:

@Fred: It's a real record ca. 1964-65, done as a goof/cash-in/rip-off. The songwriting credit even reads "J. Lemmon"!
  5:05pm fred von helsing:

@g.f. so they rutled before the rutles ?
  5:06pm BadGuyZero (Dallas, TX):

  5:07pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

yeh yeh!
Avatar 5:08pm kat330:

@BGZ: Quite a find.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Nate the K:

Hey folks, Mike says, "Thanks for stickin' around and hanging out."
  5:12pm fred von helsing:

I'll bet ringo loves his shtick. The talent he pulls.
Avatar 5:13pm kat330:

@Nate the Konduit: Tell Mike the "thanks" are deservedly sent back to him!
  5:14pm Ringo:

Well mate I do keep anesthetising blow darts at hand. One never knows.
  5:15pm Gaylord Fields:

In another case of "if you can't beat 'em, steal their name and put it on your own record," a doo-wop group called The Companions released a record under the name "The Rolling Stones"!
  5:16pm Pinto Bean:

Great show Mike! Better than 2 Texan field goals
  5:16pm Pinto Bean:

Great show Mike! Better than 2 Texan field goals
  5:17pm On the Yazoo:

You can say that again!!
Avatar 5:18pm Philo Gristle:

@Gaylord Is that practiced still today in the music business? There's obviously a lot of almost-same titles for books and movies in order to confuse the customers (SNAKES ON A TRAIN, 50 SHADES OF WHATEVER)...
  5:19pm fred von helsing:

ou la la
  5:19pm Gaylord Fields:

Right, the Houston Texans: A lot of thought went into that name. Maybe the Jets should rename themselves the New York New Yorkers (or, truthfully, the New York New Jerseyans).
  5:20pm fred von helsing:

the official football team of new york state is the buffalo bills. official.
  5:20pm Joltz:

There was a British duo called The Chocolate Watchband. So name-stealing wasn't just limited to bands having high-level success.
  5:21pm Gaylord Fields:

@Philo: That practice is not as prevalent as it used to be (especially with the demise of the porn feature film industry). My guess is because it's so much easier to search 'n' sue these days. ¡Que lastima!
  5:25pm fred von helsing:

this is on the same album as the orig "rock on" ?
  5:26pm alisono:

david essex was manbag before manbag was cool.
  5:26pm babs go-go:

yes I think it is on that album
Avatar 5:27pm Philo Gristle:

@Gaylord I'm sure you're right, though it hasn't stopped the film and book business (well, just as long as you don't cross Disney!). I do enjoy seeing the new video releases matching the big budget blockbusters coming out on almost monthly basis.
  5:28pm BadGuyZero (Dallas, TX):

@Philo: They're called mockblusters!
  5:29pm fred von helsing:

i will believe any assertion however absurd from any person named go-go
Avatar 5:30pm Philo Gristle:

@BGZ Right, forgot that! Asylum makes most of them, methinks.
  5:30pm fred von helsing:

What kind of scotch ?
  5:30pm babs go-go:

as well you should fred! :)
  5:34pm hanger-on:

"I like my women like I like my scotch: twelve years old and all mixed up with coke."
  5:36pm carrion:

sin family reserve
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Nate the K:

I'm not drinking scotch btw. I'm drinking LOTS of scotch.
  5:40pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

Didn't Georgie Fame's "Bonnie & Clyde" chart?
  5:40pm alisono:

re: georgie fame - my mom bought me a 45 in 1969 called "winchester cathedral" for my birthday. not sure if it charted, but i still have the single.
Avatar 5:42pm kat330:

This show and list should a college credit in "Rock 101." Thanks, everyone, for an education! [listening but kitchen busy, here on out]

Thanks, Mike, and bye everyone!
  5:42pm fred von helsing:

Scotch is very jealous. In any given evening you can NOT drink anything else, or you are just begging for big trouble. So put away that ripple.
  5:43pm alisono:

@listener jumpy - you are right - i just checked my 45 box - it is "the ballad of bonnie and clyde"..
  5:48pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

But New Vaudeville Band had the hit with "Winchester."
  5:48pm hendrix wolfbat:

was turned on to wfmu by an art school alum friend of evan funk davies.....every show blows my mind...great music..
  5:51pm alisono:

right - new vaudeville band - they were early ex-bonzo dog band members....i believe....
  5:52pm fred von helsing:

"turned on to wfmu"... a bit in the early 80s. Do I win anything ? A case of Oban ?
  5:54pm Frank Above:

Mike Sin going out on a higher note with this set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Parq:

Great show, Mike. You are THE coolest.
  5:55pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

@Alisono, no I don't think that is correct.
  5:57pm fred von helsing:

These vinyls are super crisp, is there some anti snap crackle pop SW in the pipe ?
  5:58pm Gaylord Fields:

@alonso: Jim Kerr's Whoopee Band is who you're thinking of.
  5:58pm BadGuyZero (Dallas, TX):

Another great exhibit of rock 'n' roll, Mike!
  5:59pm alisono:

just looked it up - bob kerr from the very early bonzos quit that band to join the new vaudeville (touring) band after WC charted- will get my facts straight before posting future comments!
Avatar 6:00pm Philo Gristle:

Great show, Mike! G'night, owl!
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