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Options January 18, 2014: She's Very Pretty

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Artist Track
Ananda Prayag & Chous  Pretty Pretty Priya   Options
XTC  Earn Enough for Us   Options
Willis Brothers, The  Six Foot Two By Four   Options
Vernon Garrett  Runining Out   Options
Ray-O-Vacs  And the Bull Walked Around Olay   Options
Pilot  January   Options
Dusty Springfield  Take Another Little Piece of My Heart   Options
Cal Smith  You Can't Housebreak A Tomcat   Options
Ponderosa Twins Plus One  I Remember You   Options
Teenage Fanclub  I Don't Want Control Of You   Options
Ronee Blakley aka Barbra Jean ("Nashville" Stk.)  Tapedeck in His Tractor   Options
Slim Harpo  I'm Gonna Keep What I've Got   Options
Slim Gaillard  Yep Roc Heresy   Options
Smyle  She Means A Lot To Me   Options
Chris Gantry  Tennessee Me   Options
Tex Williams  Never Trust A Woman   Options
Zodiacs  Come Along   Options
Redd Kross  Winter Blues   Options
Byrds, The  You Showed Me   Options
Bob Dylan  Country Pie (alt version)   Options
Homer Banks  Hooked By Love   Options
Sohail Rana  Soul Sitar   Options
Cheap Trick  Southern Girls   Options
Boudleaux & Felice Bryant  Bye Bye Love (demo)   Options
Orval Prophet  I'm Gonna Sink Your Boat   Options
Preperations, The  Get-E-Up (The Horse)   Options
Lisa Marr With Cool  Loving You Ain't Easy (from More Super Hits of the Seventies)   Options
Phil Sloan  Another Day, Another Heartache   Options
Red Sovine  It'd Surprise You   Options
Oboe  I'm Just That Kind Of Fool For You   Options
Buddy Merrill  Twilight Time   Options
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers  Government Center   Options
Charlie Rich  Double Dog Dare me   Options
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys  Three Years Blind   Options
Kik  Simona   Options
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers  Government Center   Options
Pete Donnelly  When You Come Home   Options
Margo Guryan  Someone I Know   Options
Dillards, The  Nobody Knows   Options
Neil Young  Everyone Knows this Is Nowhere   Options
Robert Palmer  Not A Second Time   Options
The Wiz Guy  January Clearance Time!   Options
Alice  New Year's Bitching   Options
Cartoon In Stereo  Russian Roulette   Options


More Super Hits of the Seventies

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

CLICK HERE Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about the evolution of The Tonight Show theme

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE to find out if Is it time to re-evaluate Ringo Starr?


CLICK HERE for the "best" news bloopers of 2013

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE for the first issue of "BOMP!" magazine

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE to hear how drums can sound different depending on where they're played

CLICK HERE for a piece about the 70's music scene in Austin

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe mentions - OR - buy it HERE for for £17 (about $28), including postage, on Will Birch's website

CLICK HERE for a reminder that you have to be 恋のホワン・ホワン (or HERE, or HERE , or HERE , or HERE, or HERE!)

CLICK HERE for info on an odd e-book "Nick Lowe: A Long Career That Never Gets Stale." It is 4 pages long and "sells" for $1.99. The same author has one about Dean Martin that was reviewed like this: "This pamphlet was complete gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

CLICK HERE for a New York Times piece from Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and CLICK HERE to read one from Chris Collingwood

CLICK HERE for the unfortunately titled but otherwise interesting "60 Great Albums You Probably Haven’t Heard"

CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

CLICK HERE, but only if you have golden ears

CLICK HERE for some amazing RARE STAX MUSIC from tapes Robert Gordon pulled out of the debris when the STAX building was being torn down!

CLICK HERE for STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read about "The Albums Everyone Can Love"

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for info on Nothing To Hide which was amazing

CLICK HERE for Shelby Lynn w/ Darrly Hall

CLICK HERE for " Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match"

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE for another of my links to stories about Will Smith's annoying kids - and one person's reply to a tweet from one of them

CLICK HERE for Dave Edmunds'new song

CLICK HERE to see a guy really get into a Bon Jovi song

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


CLICK HERE for The Spampinato Brothers live at The Hamilton

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE to read 20th Century Headlines Rewritten To Get More Clicks

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE to check your News IQ

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE if you're a fan of funky drums

CLICK HERE for a song about Chinese Food - usually I'd suggest ignoring this kind of thing, but this is so misguided, and just plain bad, it needs to be seen - it make you ponder: what kind of world are we living in?

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips !

CLICK HERE for "If you thought CBGB’s bathrooms were full of shit check out the movie"

CLICK HERE to find out who's getting the "Baby Blue" money from Badfinger's song being on Breaking Bad

CLICK HERE for info on wealth inequality

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE for interesting reviews of Haribo Gummy Candy Sugarless Gummy Bears 5-Pound Bag

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for an article by WFMU's Joe McGasko: "Johnny Cash: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Him"

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE the girl from The Like's new band JJAMZ

CLICK HERE for info on the new Nashville DVD

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for info in the Fête Paradiso at Governors Island

CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show

CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section

CLICK HERE for twelve seconds of The Limonaire Organ in action at Governors Island

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

I have low expectations for THIS and even lower ones for THIS

CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger? from Fountains of Wayne writes songs

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for The Mighty Hannibal "Midnight Hour" on The !!!! Beat

CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track

CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent

CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow

CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"

CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing

CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak

CLICK HERE to see the results of THE LES PAUL AUCTION

CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"

CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area

CLICK HERE for some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!

CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.

I love THIS!

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn

CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!

CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"

CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter

CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.

CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.

CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!

CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"

CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE to see Google interview Nick Lowe after his Live@Google performance in Mountain View. To get the two tracks for free from this performance CLICK HERE

There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"

CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!

CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

CLICK HERE to go to a useless website like THIS ONE.

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Listener comments!

  11:06am jerseased:

Wow don't think I've hear xtc this show nice start
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Santos L Halper:

XTC woo-hoo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Mike East:

ha! love this Willis Brothers track!
  11:19am cal zone!:

Totally diggin this first set!
Avatar 11:28am Juke Joint Jonny:

I'm still trying to construct a scenario in which "And The Bull Walked Around Olay" would be useful in selling batteries? Failing at it.
  11:42am chris v:

Happy Birthday R.Stevie Moore!
  11:48am ccrides:

Hehehe...ol' Tex is on 'it'!!!...:)O(:..
  12:07pm RCinMT:

I was surprised while listening to an old Lester Bangs interview that he considered Cheap Trick a new wave band. Were they? I never thought of them as such.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Parq:

RC, they were kind of fellow travelers -- the new wave enthusiast's arena band. Nobody in my crowd actually considered them a new wave band, but everybody seemed to dig them anyway.
Avatar 12:12pm CTEmpress:

Cheap Trick WAS a cheap trick!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm ChrisB.:

Epic certainly did their part. Remember that group of 10" EPs, released in 1980(?) Included Clash, Cheap Trick a few others.
  12:21pm burpage:

mr reuben kincaid - mike- mr kincaid
Avatar 12:21pm Michael Shelley:

New Music also had one of those 10" "Nu Discs"
  12:28pm KP:

I'm sure Buddy was behind them doing One Toke over the Line on the Lawrence Welk Show
  12:30pm Baby!:

Avatar 12:30pm Michael Shelley:

  12:30pm Baby!:

  12:32pm Eric:

I heard 2 verses and then a chorus, not 3 verses
  12:33pm Greg:

Whoo-boy, I love that government center song so much...
Avatar 12:34pm Michael Shelley:

What part is the chorus?
Avatar 12:35pm Michael Shelley:

Me too Greg - what a piece of Rock
  12:36pm Greg:

I hope Jonathan Richman is still on your interview bucket list...
Avatar 12:36pm Michael Shelley:

I keep trying
  12:37pm Eric:

We gotta rock-a rock-a rock-a nonstop tonight
Uh huh, at the government center
Make the secretaries feel better
When they put the stamps on the letters
Avatar 12:39pm Michael Shelley:

That's the exact same structure as the first verse
Avatar 12:39pm Michael Shelley:

or does it open witha chorus
  12:41pm Eric:

same chords but the feel is different, and they repeat it once again before the last bridge and outro... it's a definitely a less obvious kind of chorus
  12:43pm Eric:

what you call 3rd and 4th verse are the chorus
  12:44pm Greg:

Maybe that drum fill between the second and third versus is the chorus. :)
Avatar 12:47pm Michael Shelley:

Perhaps we're over thinking it!
  12:49pm cal zone!:

It def has a sing-along chorus-like verse, which makes it an A#1 hit!
  12:50pm KP:

The Dillards!
  12:50pm Jimmy Wipper:

Dillards! Yay!
  12:50pm Dennis Diken:

Mikey, to me it's an example of verse = chorus, where the verses are strong enuff and that's that. I think "This Boy"is another example and we could probably come up with others. maybe "Liar. Liar" too?
  12:51pm Eric:

Yeah the important thing is that it rocks!
  12:52pm Jimmy Wipper:

Great one-two punch there, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm pacific standard simon:

Knowing Me, Knowing You?
Avatar 12:55pm Joe B:

Hey Michael, great show! love this Robert Palmer version, and love the LP it is on!
  12:55pm Sean T.:

Beatles synth covers, you OK Mike?
Avatar 12:56pm CTEmpress:

Agreed! Not A Second Time always a fave rave but this is such a great version! Thanks!
Avatar 12:58pm David Shortell:

The song was also covered by two New Jersey groups: the Smithereens and The Ergs!
Avatar 12:58pm HarktheUmpire:

That Swedish band was Dutch. Which gives me a perfect excuse to be annoying: WFMU has NEVER played a song by the brilliant Spinvis.
This is your chance, Michael!
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