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Options March 14, 2015: 2015 WFMU Fundraisier with co-host Dave the Spazz

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WFMU More Super Hits of the Seventies WFMU More Super Hits of the Seventies

CLICK HERE for the free 15 page LINER NOTES to "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies!"

Here's an alphabetical list of the amazing artists and songs - click on the band names for more info!:

1) amandla "Fly Like An Eagle"
2) Nikki Corvette with Prima Donna "It Don’t Come Easy"
3) Marshall Crenshaw "I Just Want To Celebrate”
4) Grace Denton "Ring The Living Bell”
5) Billy Dolan "Instant Karma"
6) Pete Donnelly and Shelby Lynne "O-o-h Child"
7) Mitch Easter "Fox On The Run”
8) Sam Elwitt "Baby Blue”
9) The Explorers Club "I Wanna Be With You”
10) Green "Superstar”
11) The Kanaloas “Saturday Night”
12) Nick Martellaro "Stayin' Alive”
13) The Mommyheads “What A Fool Believes”
14) David Myhr “Oh Susie”
15) The Philistines Jr. “The Logical Song”
16) Sam Phillips “(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All”
17) They Might Be Giants “Starry Eyes”
18) The Woggles “Treat Her Like A Lady”

CLICK HERE for information on the first volume in this series "SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES"

CLICK HERE for information on the second volume in this series " MORE SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES"

CLICK HERE to see the cover of the 1975 K-Tel LP that provided inspiration compared to the Mike-Shell version!

CLICK HERE to see the 1975 K-Tel commercial that provided inspiration!

CLICK HERE to see the video for The Philistines Jr. "The Logical Song"

Thanks to:
-Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound for mastering the project (& doing some mixing too!)
-Steve McFarland for the package design & amazing Photoshop work on the front cover!
-Aaron Dunkel for the video editing!
-Jay Sherman-Godfrey who helped me sequence both volumes of this series!
-WFMU's Rex Doan for his voice over work!
-WFMU's Gaylord Fields for proofreading!
-All the bands and technicians who donated their time & creative genius to make this project happen!
-You for your pledge to the 2015 WFMU Fundraiser!
-Michael Shelley 2015

Artist Track
Nikki Corvette with Prima Donna  It Don't Come Easy (from Even More Super Hits of the 70s)   Options
Woggles, The  Treat Her Like A Lady (from Even More Super Hits Of The 70s)   Options
Miriam  My Love Has Gone   Options
Del Shannon  Kicks   Options
Isley Brothers, The  The Basement   Options
Bernard Purdie  Fickle Finger of Fate   Options
Dennis Coffey  Get Back   Options
Marty Stuart  Hummingbyrd   Options
Carole King  Pleasant Valley Sunday (demo)   Options
George Jones  Why Baby Why?   Options
Sam Elwitt  Baby Blue (from Even More Super Hits Of The 70s)   Options
Thumbs Carlisle  Candy Girl   Options
John Paul Keith  You Really Oughta Be With Me   Options
Margie Hendrix  On the Right Track   Options
Pete Donnelly & Shelby Lynne  Ooh Child (from Even More Super Hits Of The 70s)   Options
Deke Dickerson With Los Straitjackets  Walk Don't Run   Options
Joan Jett  Love Is All Around   Options
Above, The  Goons   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Dumb Me Down   Options
King Creole aka Lenny Lacour  Maharishi   Options
Shirley Ann Lee  There's A Light   Options
NRBQ  Can't Wait To Kiss You   Options
Billy Dolan  Instant Karma (Even More Super Hits of the 70s)   Options
Kim Fowley  Me   Options
Strangers, The  Do It Again   Options

WFMU More Super Hits of the Seventies WFMU More Super Hits of the Seventies WFMU More Super Hits of the Seventies

CLICK HERE for Video Premiere: The Philistines Jr. - The "Logical Song" (from Even More Super Hits of the Seventies)

CLICK HERE for Grace Denton's cover of Melanie's "Ring the Living Bell" (from Even More Super Hits of the Seventies)

CLICK HERE to subscribe to my Twitter account, which sends out radio show related tweets

CLICK HERE to watch 12 parts of "Strong Enough to Break" a documentary film completed in 2004 about the making of Hanson's third studio album "Underneath" that chronicles the bands struggle to complete the album in an increasingly corporate music business.

CLICK HERE to read "Squelching Creativity - What the “Blurred Lines” team copied is either not original or not relevant

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Better Records, whcih sells old lp pressings that sell for astronomical prices, e.g: The Police’s Synchronicity: $350

CLICK HERE for "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

CLICK HERE for "It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit"

CLICK HERE for a cool archive of old magazines

CLICK HERE for "Why Cds May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl"

CLICK HERE for a Muppets/Biz Markie laugh

CLICK HERE to see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

CLICK HERE to create never ending always changing loops of a music files you upload

CLICK HERE for Francis Macdonald's excellent blog post about Kim Fowley

CLICK HERE for Gay Robot

CLICK HERE for PopSpots: exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history - tracked down with an obsessive level of research

CLICK HERE for "Metal Album Covers Redesigned"

CLICK HERE for 1971 tapes of Bob Dylan getting rightfully testy with A.J. Weberman (who used to go through and sell Dylan's garbage)

CLICK HERE for "Mind-Blowing Six Song Country Mashup" - which, if it is real, is pretty mind blowing

CLICK HERE for my new year wished to you

CLICK HEREfor the answer to the question "Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good Monster Cables?"

CLICK HERE to watch Big Al Anderson get interviewed on TV

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets or CLICK HERE to listen

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!

CLICK HERE to watch Mad Magazine's never aired 1974 tv special

CLICK HERE for a tricky but worth it recipe for Flaky Buttery Crescent Rolls, which were my favorite thing I made for Thanksgiving

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about Linda Ronstadt's "You’re No Good"

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman

CLICK HERE 23 Telltale Signs You Live In A Hipster Neighbourhood (sic)

CLICK HERE for the preview of the new WFMU documentary "Sex And Broacasting"

CLICK HERE for info on the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park

CLICK HERE for another piece about how the streaming music business model is doomed for eternity to be a disaster for musicians

CLICK HERE for forty photos of The Brown Sisters

CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for the N.Y. Times story about the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records

CLICK HERE for a piece from a guy who played in a prison band with drummer Jim Gordon

CLICK HERE for a piece on the dynamic between Lennon & McCartney

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HERE for a a piece by bass player Ernie Brooks remembering his days in Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers

CLICK HERE for something odd: on the website of session guitarist Jay Graydon (he plays the guitar solo on Steely Dan's "Peg") he lists playing guitar on Cheap Trick's studio version of "I Want You To Want Me" among his 1977 credits.

CLICK HERE for some audio Illusions - "Can You Trust Your Ears"?

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE for "The Jarmels" "A Little Bit of Soap" - don't think this is the original lead singer - but he does a great job

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE to find out if we need to be touching

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

CLICK HERE to play Name That Drum Fill

CLICK HERE to read "Phish Has Been a Band for Thirty Years Now and They Have Sucked the Whole Time" and then CLICK HERE to read "This Is What Happens When You Make Fun Of Phish On The Internet"

CLICK HERE for the story of Be Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson and how he says his record label ripped him off

CLICK HERE to watch the famously hard to find MC5 documentary

CLICK HERE to read about a recent Jerry Lewis show

CLICK HERE for the new release of 5 Style 1996 live on WFMU

CLICK HERE for Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

CLICK HERE to read "A Portrait of the Worst Guy Ever"

CLICK HERE for proof that Michael Nesmith is a nut

CLICK HERE to see some wise asses I'm a fan of

CLICK HERE to hear Bernard Prurdie talk about all kinds of things - including saying "Ringo's not on anything"

CLICK HERE for a film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

CLICK HERE for a laugh

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see drummer Joff from the band Bucky so some drawings of old people

CLICK HERE if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

CLICK HERE to see why the cowardly anonymous culture of the internet drives me even more crazy then art does

CLICK HERE for a little background on the Buddy Rich tapes

CLICK HERE for a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

CLICK HERE for the The Knack - this clip (with hard panned guitars) will help you understand the division of guitar parts in this song - which is not quite what I thought it was

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 folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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

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 recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), 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 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 the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

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

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


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

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

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 for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

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

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

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

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

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

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

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

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

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

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 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.

Listener comments!

Avatar 11:02am Dave the Spazz:

Good morning! Pledge early, pledge often!
Avatar 11:04am Dominick:

  11:04am Uncle Michael:

Listening to you kick butt straight out of the gate, Michael. here in the laundromat.
Avatar 11:05am Dano59:

The Woggles just get better with age... I gotta go out but I'm pledging early (5th pledge this week.)
Avatar 11:09am Joe B:

The Woggles are coming to Monty Hall in June! Monty Hall - another reason to pledge!
  11:16am V Priceless:

Hey Michael and Dave! Marathon on! Great show!
Avatar 11:22am Dano59:

Haha Jonathan was talking about his scary groupie days with the VU at his show the other night (with his song '...Bohemia'
  11:22am JSG:

I hate to correct, but it raised to B string a whole step (unless you stop on the way).
  11:23am Mizter C:

Michael and Dave never disappoint. Great to hear them together this morning.
Avatar 11:26am Marcel M:

Dave! Michael!
  11:28am Moammar:

Michael Shelley: the ayatollah of rock 'n' rollah!

Pay your tribute now!
Avatar 11:28am Cal Zone!:

Mike Shelly is a #1 HIT! I just pledged, and I request more ELWITT!
  11:28am transmitter?:

You have been talking about the transmitter for years. I have yet to receive WFMU you on the radio in Manhattan. Promises promises promises what gives?
Avatar 11:29am Joe B:

Nesmith should have gotten a share of the tune for the opening riff. that was a huge part of the song.
  11:33am Miss Georgia Peach:

More More More!
  11:39am myron feld:

My pledge is in! I usually only go places where you don't gotta pay, but this is worth it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Cat:

mailed payment for superhits today. thanks
Avatar 11:41am Paul D:

I have to say that super hits of the 70s cover is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Baby:

Avatar 11:45am Dave the Spazz:

800-989-WFMU !!! Give us a buzz right now!
Avatar 11:45am Michael Shelley:

What he said
  11:46am Cal Zone!:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am MD:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Baby:

Setting up for Deke. Rock us!!
Avatar 11:51am Joe B:

thanks for the plug.

John Paul Keith = 21st century Bobby Fuller!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am pacific standard simon:

Aah... Up early in the morning (west coast) to show my appreciation for WFMU and Michael Shelley. This is going to be a big pledging day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am pacific standard simon:

First heard JP Keith on Fiveash's marathon premium a couple years ago. Good stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Pledge Pledge Pledge!
Pow Pow Pow!
  12:02pm Peter:

Michael - you're a PITA, and you should really play an Amy Allison song, but you put on a good show. Pledged.
Avatar 12:03pm Dano59:

I second Amy Allison ... Put it in a box for me
  12:05pm lloyd michigan:

Molly McCarthy? (Blast of Silence)
  12:06pm myron feld:

it means Pain In The Ass
  12:06pm Peter:

Michael - "pain in the *.."
Avatar 12:07pm herb.nyc:

pita - that must be irony. (reminds me of margaret thatcher, tina. "there is no alternative", which is what she said alot)
Avatar 12:07pm FernandoBelmondo:

Saturday afternoon WFMU line-up is the best radio line-up EVER!
Avatar 12:07pm Michael Shelley:

Wow Peter - that's kind of rude- but thanks for your pledge
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm pacific standard simon:

What? Peter must have a really sensitive ass!
  12:10pm Peter:

You're welcome, and - you once wrote me:
"But, as usual, Peter, I was 100% correct when I wrote you that email.

So, of course you’re okay with that – cause I was kind of doing you a favor, saving you from future embarrassment to anyone you might have gone shooting your mouth off about that mediocre Tinted Windows album."
  12:14pm lloyd michigan:

Never knew this song had lyrics.
  12:15pm myron feld:

Ooh Child, featured in the classic Over The Edge, the cast of which includes one Molly McCarthy...the circle tightens.....
  12:15pm JSG:

So Moody's Mood for Love by King Pleasure would be the perfect next track...
Avatar 12:15pm Dave the Spazz:

Help MS make his goal for this show! 800-989-9368 !
  12:18pm Peter:

My point is, as you've played Tinted Windows regularly, I wasn't wrong about it, and not wrong about A.A. either.

But enough, I'm regularly called a PITA too, (and worse). Keep up the great music.
  12:21pm Joli and edgar:

Just pledged and got your premium! We have been listening to this time slot on WFMU since Greasy Kid Stuff days. Thanks for the music and the interviews that make Saturday morning radio great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm SeanG:

if i was a girl i would be a groupie so hard for this band
Avatar 12:24pm herb.nyc:

DIGIPAK wins*? thanks for info. i kinda like SLEEVE, but maybe with a fold-out, so we can get some liner notes / pix. *can you give us the approximate electoral votes?
Avatar 12:24pm Michael Shelley:

Peter - I'm absolutely not regularly called a PITA - and I wouldn't call you that unless we were close friends and never in a public forum.
  12:24pm lloyd michigan:

Would love to hear your Mom's opinion of Matt Dillon.
Avatar 12:25pm Dave the Spazz:

PLEDGE !!!! 800-989-WFMU
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm pacific standard simon:

Laura! Another Saturday tradition!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Uncle Michael:

What a great song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm pacific standard simon:

Another one I'm loving first on the Shelley Show.
Avatar 12:37pm herb.nyc:

michael loves the word "genre-less"? eek, i cringe when i hear the word "genre". oh whatever.
  12:38pm lloyd michigan:

For a second, I thought you were gonna play "Bigfoot."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

I am kilt. This is the #1, #!1 hit.
Avatar 12:41pm Michael Shelley:

Yeah - BIGFOOT - a #1 #1 for sure
Avatar 12:42pm Juke Joint Jonny:

The hits, they are number ones! Hey, someone booted my on-air brownie point, but winning the Deke cd took the wting out of it. Great show, guys!
Avatar 12:43pm Juke Joint Jonny:

  12:50pm Marc:

Ah yes! Liz Phair, the female singer who says cheating on your partner is okay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm pacific standard simon:

  1:04pm Eileen:

Cool, I won! Thanks for a great show!
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