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Artist Title Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Boyce & Hart  Out and About   Favoriting I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite: The Best of Boyce & Hart  Rev-ola  1967/2005    0:00:00 Pop-up)  
The Leaves  Words   Favoriting The Leaves ...Are Happening! The Best of the Leaves  Sundazed  1966/2000    0:02:00 Pop-up)  
The Monkees  (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone   Favoriting More of the Monkees  Rhino  1967/1994    0:05:07 Pop-up)  
The Astronauts  Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day   Favoriting Rarities  Bear Family  1965/1994    0:07:00 Pop-up)  
Downbeat 5  Dum Dum Ditty   Favoriting Victory Motel  Downbeat 5  2005    0:09:30 Pop-up)  
Josie & the Pussycats  You've Come A Long Way Baby   Favoriting Stop, Look and Listen: The Capitol Recordings  Rhino Handmade  1970/2004    0:12:26 Pop-up)  
Bobby Hart  Too Many Teardrops   Favoriting various - Action! The Songs of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart  Ace (UK)  1962/2012    0:13:14 Pop-up)  
The Dovells  Summer Job   Favoriting For Your Hully Gully Party/You Can't Sit Down  Collectors' Choice  1963/2010    0:22:56 Pop-up)  
Bobby Rydell  The Cha-cha-cha   Favoriting The Best of Bobby Rydell  ABKCO  1962/2005    0:25:41 Pop-up)  
The Woggles  Only Got Myself To Blame   Favoriting The Big Beat  Wicked Cool  2013  playing at Monty Hall on June 3 with Wyldlife and Sunshine & the Rain  0:27:12 Pop-up)  
Gorilla Chief  Theme for Gorilla Chief   Favoriting 7"  Gorilla Chief  2015    0:30:04 Pop-up)  
Velveteens  Ching Bam Bah   Favoriting various - Party Party Party  Arf Arf  1965/2004    0:32:24 Pop-up)  
The Skunks  Do the Duck   Favoriting various - We're Gonna Change the World! The 60s Chicago Garage Sound of Quill productions  Sundazed  1967/2009    0:33:57 Pop-up)  
The Intruders  Subterranean Homesick Blues   Favoriting various - Ho-Dad Hootenanny Too!  Crypt  1965?/2015    0:37:05 Pop-up)  
Thee Tsunamis  Drag   Favoriting Saturday Night Sweetheart  Magnetic South  2015  early leader for album of the year! coming to NYC in July  0:38:42 Pop-up)  
Monkeywrench  Levitation   Favoriting Gabriel's Horn  Birdman  2008    0:41:24 Pop-up)  
Music behind DJ:
The Ventures 
Night Train   Favoriting Walk Don't Run Vol. 2  Sundazed  1964/2012    0:44:06 Pop-up)  
The East Nashville Teens  The Lonely Bull   Favoriting 7"  Sundazed RFD  2015    0:51:42 Pop-up)  
SloBeats featuring Kenny Vaughn  Burton's Move   Favoriting 7"  Sundazed RFD  2015    0:53:29 Pop-up)  
The Greg Martin Group  Groovy Grubworm   Favoriting 7"  Sundazed RFD  2015    0:57:07 Pop-up)  
The Hollies  (Ain't That) Just Like Me   Favoriting Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years: The Complete Hollies April 1963 – October 1968  EMI   1963/2011    0:59:33 Pop-up)  
The Sonics  Leaving Here   Favoriting This Is The Sonics  Revox  2015    1:01:34 Pop-up)  
The Monkees  Let's Dance On   Favoriting s/t  Rhino  1966/1994    1:07:35 Pop-up)  
The Monkees  I Wanna Be Free (first version)   Favoriting Music Box  Rhino  1966/2001  Bobby Hart coming up via phone at 1:30  1:10:03 Pop-up)  
Tommy Boyce  Pretty Thing   Favoriting 7"  MGM  1964  going out to Gary 'Records' Mitchell  1:12:41 Pop-up)  
Young Fresh Fellows  I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight   Favoriting Because We Hate You  Mammoth  2001    1:14:43 Pop-up)  
Boyce & Hart  Words (demo)   Favoriting various - Where the Action Is: Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-68  Rhino  1966/2009    1:18:04 Pop-up)  
The Astronauts  Gonna Buy Me A Dog   Favoriting Rarities  Bear Family  1965/1994    1:21:32 Pop-up)  
Boyce & Hart  Alice Long (You're Still My Favorite Girlfriend)   Favoriting I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite: The Best of Boyce & Hart  Rev-ola  1969/2005    1:22:18 Pop-up)  
Keith Allison  Action, Action, Action   Favoriting various - Action! The Songs of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart  Ace (UK)  1966/2012    1:24:59 Pop-up)  
Bobby Hart  interview   Favoriting         1:32:23 Pop-up)  
Chubby Checker  Lazy Elsie molly   Favoriting various - Action! The Songs of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart  Ace (UK)  1964/2012  originally on Cameo - Chubby's last Top 40 entry  2:08:55 Pop-up)  
Boyce & Hart  Teardrop City   Favoriting I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite: The Best of Boyce & Hart  Rev-ola  1968/2005    2:09:53 Pop-up)  
Minus 5  Boyce & Hart   Favoriting Scott the Hoople in the Dungeon of Horror Part II:Of Monkees And Men  Yep Roc  2014    2:12:31 Pop-up)  
Del Shannon  She   Favoriting various - Action! The Songs of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart  Ace  1967/2012    2:15:40 Pop-up)  
Monkees  Saturday's Child   Favoriting s/t  Rhino  1966/1994  david gates composition, Boyce & Hart production  2:19:11 Pop-up)  
Dwight Yoakam  She   Favoriting Second Hand Heart  Reprise  2015    2:27:20 Pop-up)  
The Tripwires  Anything Nice   Favoriting Get Young  Folc  2014    2:28:51 Pop-up)  
Turbo Fruits  Favorite Girl   Favoriting No Control  B Melvin / Thirty Tigers  2015    2:30:55 Pop-up)  
Orange Peels  Embers   Favoriting Begin the Begone  Mystery Lawn Music  2015    2:33:44 Pop-up)  
Freedy Johnston  TV In My Arms   Favoriting Neon Repairman  Freedy Johnston  2015    2:37:28 Pop-up)  
Rolling Stones  Backstreet Girl   Favoriting Flowers  ABKCO  1967/2002    2:40:47 Pop-up)  
Sloths  Everybody's Tryin' 2 B Somebody   Favoriting Back From the Grave  Lollipop  2015    2:49:37 Pop-up)  
Flesh Lights  Just About Due   Favoriting Free Yourself  12XU  2014  on the show live next week!  2:50:21 Pop-up)  
Junk Boys  Call Me   Favoriting single  no label  2015  on the show live June 1  2:54:03 Pop-up)  

Listener comments!

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Stevel:

Take me away with your rock and roll noise machine!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Hoboken Jack:

No out-and-about for me, i'm staying IN with Three Chord Monte!
Avatar 12:04pm KP:

I wonder what Three Chord Monte is doing tonight
  12:06pm BriJet:

Hi Joe! I love Words!!!
Avatar 12:06pm Joe B:

Hi everybody! Thanks for tuning in! 60s pop icon Bobby Hart will be calling in at 1:30 pm to talk about his new book and his appearance at Monty Hall for the screening of Boyce & Hart: The Guys Who Wrote 'Em on May 29!
  12:07pm BriJet:

Yes!!! I <3 the Monkees!!!
Avatar 12:09pm Claw!:

Avatar 12:12pm Cheri Pi:

Avatar 12:19pm SmokinJ:

Sounds great! Can't wait!
  12:20pm Mike Sin:

Hey Joe! Listening live from the beaches of Cape May! Looking forward to today's show. Well all right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm common:

Avatar 12:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Interesting Garagey cover of Dylan! - but the precursor of 'Sunbteranean...' after all was Chuck Berry's 'Too Much Monkey Business'.
Avatar 12:41pm Joe B:

The Monkee business will commence at 1;30 pm with Mr Bobby Hart!
  12:45pm Vladislav:

I like this music , feel good for Monday yes
Avatar 12:58pm Toddophonic:

The People's Champ retains his belt for another week!
  1:00pm Listener Robert:

Wasn't Grubworm the closing Ren & Stimpy theme?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Dominick:

More songs with grunting & mumbling please!
Avatar 1:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Ren&S used 'Killing Floor' - this is like 'Roadrunner'...
  1:02pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

This show RULES.
Avatar 1:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...also reminds of Bluesbreakers version of Otis Rush's 'Hideaway' that quotes 'Roadrunner' (Bo Diddley) :
  1:05pm KevinWho:

geez this Sonics is killer
  1:05pm Listener Robert:

I guess it takes a rabbit to know cartoon outros, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Dominick:

Avatar 1:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...except 'Hideaway' is Freddie King's...
  1:12pm Listener Robert:

Now that I've listened to some "Killing Floor", it sounds less like the Ren & Stimpy closing theme than does "Groovy Grubworm", even though the former is credited by all sources I've found.
  1:13pm BriJet:

Wow never heard this groovy version before!!!
Avatar 1:13pm KP:

  1:13pm Frank Above:

Too bad this first version of I Wanna Be Free wasn't the one that actually came out back then. Such a better version!
Avatar 1:17pm KP:

Avatar 🎸 1:18pm David Shortell:

I just borrowed the 1995 Varese Saraband CD "The Songs of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart" from my local library. It includes a version of "Words" by the Boston Tea Party. I suppose that was the song's first recording, preceding the Leaves?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm doctorjazz:

Great Cover, Young Fresh Fellows!
Avatar 1:19pm Toddophonic:

I think Leaves would be before Boston Tea Party, not sure where Monkees fit in, didn't get to hear first set.
  1:21pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

I love all this material so much!
Avatar 🎸 1:23pm David Shortell:

The aforementioned CD also includes Little Anthony's "Hurt So Bad". I didn't know Boyce/Hart wrote that.
Avatar 1:24pm Tom from Detroit:

I knew who Bobby Hart was when I was 10. I didn't know who Brian Epstein, Keith Richard, Keith Moon , Brian Wilson or even Jello Biafra were for several smore decades after that.
Avatar 1:24pm Claw!:

"The closing theme is not an original composition. It's a version of the Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) classic blues "Killing Floor". No doubt. In fact, it's VERY similar to the arrangement on the Howlin' Wolf Chess Box.

Editor's Note: Official word is that Howlin' Wolf's song is NOT the closing theme, but it may sound like it."

Here's the source for that:
  1:25pm Frank Above:

I can easily hear The Troggs playing "Dog" in a similar fashion to this version. It already sounds as if Reg were singing.
Avatar 1:26pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Frank Above: They decided to sing about a Little Red Donkey instead!
Avatar 1:26pm Claw!:

R&S is my all-time favorite TV thing EVER, so I have always been super into any and everything about them. I know that John K. and others from the series played the opening and closing themes as the band "Screamin Lederhosen," but I don't know exactly if that closing theme was a cover of Killing Floor.
Avatar 1:27pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Even Reg admitted to me once that this song was rubbish:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Mike East:

@Claw! - I suggested to my ten year old that we watch Ren & Stimpy while we eat our Friday pizza now that Adventuretime is no longer on netflix. She didn't know what I was talking about and said it sounded dumb...I gasped. I got to do some educatin'!
Avatar 1:54pm d¢ pät:

man, we're talkin' toons! R&S and Adventure Time are tops in our house. My son and I are constantly discussing the themes in the better episodes. Our fave R&Ss are Don't Wizz on the Electric Fence and the one where they pay off the babies to hit the road.
Avatar 1:57pm Claw!:

Oh yeah, Mike. You definitely gotta get your kid hip to them! They don't make kid shows like that one anymore...
I used to babysit for a family about a decade ago (damn, that time went by fast!), and I told the kids about Ren and Stimpy after pooh-pooing Spongebob as a R&S knockoff. They said it sounded crazy and they were curious about it, so I brought some DVDs over and they LOVED it! They couldn't believe what they were watching. They called each other EEDIOTS that whole Summer... Good times. :-)
  2:00pm Bluesman:

You da man, Joe!
Avatar 2:00pm Claw!:

d¢ pät - "Big Baby Scam!" Love that one... "Fake Dad" is another favorite of mine.
Avatar 2:01pm d¢ pät:

I don't have a problem with Spongebob, gets pretty wild sometimes. Adventure Time is one of the greatest things that ever happened to tv.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm common:

agreed on the ren and stimpy, claw!
Avatar 2:01pm Claw!:

God, I love that show so much. So many classics in those first three seasons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Mike East:

Spongebob is nowhere near as clever as Ren & Stimpy. I agree with dc pat on Adventuretime...I'm going to have to figure something out...I have no Cartoon Network.
Avatar 2:02pm Claw!:

Yeah, I really like Adevnture Time, too. Good stuff.

Hey common! Glad you are a fan of the R&S. :) Great minds, and all that...
Avatar 2:03pm d¢ pät:

No I agree, SB is for the mainstream more but it's STILL pretty hilarious. The Xmas special is great, "jerktonium."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Mike East:

digging the interview, Joe b. wish I could make it out to the screening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm common:

ha! claw! when i was in high school - before ren and stimpy - i was in art class and drew a dog that looked quite a bit like ren. blew my mind when i first saw the show.
Avatar 2:05pm d¢ pät:

Yeah this is great Joe B. Monkees was a great thing on tv too.
Avatar 2:05pm Claw!:

Yeah, I can appreciate Spongebob's kookiness. I guess my whole spiel at that time was more like, "Man, if you think *this* show is out there, you gotta see where these people got their inspiration!"
Avatar 2:06pm Claw!:

Reppin for the OGs and all. That's how I do.
Avatar 2:07pm d¢ pät:

To my way of thinking cartoons were boring as hell until R&S came along. They changed everything. (Well the really old cartoons are equally great)
Avatar 2:08pm Michael Shelley:

What fun!
  2:09pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Great job, Joe!!!
  2:09pm BriJet:

Awesome interview!!!
Avatar 2:09pm Claw!:

Yeah, d¢ pät, I'll agree with that. I'd say that Looney Tunes was the shit for a good while, then... nothing for a long time, *then* Ren and Stimpy.

Rocko's Modern Life was really great, too. Nickelodeon had some GREAT animated series back in the early 90s.
Avatar 2:10pm Claw!:

I might be a little biased, but I'd say that era of Nickelodeon was the golden age of kid's programming.
Avatar 2:13pm northguineahills:

@Claw: W/ you on Rocko's Modern Life.
Avatar 2:14pm KP:

i thought that last one was the Raiders!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 2:17pm efd:

Outstanding interview, Joe!
Avatar 2:17pm d¢ pät:

  2:18pm Listener Robert:

Not having cable, I saw Ren & Stimpy only because my friend David Lindelof (father of screenwriter Damon) showed tapes of them to us. I thought they were funny in spots, but on avg. I wouldn't've gone out of my way to see them. Stretched out w a lot of slow burns, slow dawns, etc. that weren't worth waiting thru. By contrast, 2 Stupid Dogs was worth the slow dawns. Of course all the stretching out was cost-saving, but with the stupid dogs it fit because they were stupid.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 2:18pm ChrisB.:

Fun afternoon, Joe!
Avatar 2:21pm Joe B:

thanks everybody!
Avatar 2:21pm Joe B:

  2:22pm BriJet:

Gosh that Mickey Dolenz has one of my favorite voices!!
Avatar 2:23pm d¢ pät:

I found this old cassette tape my dad made of my brothers and I watching the Monkees in the 60's. I was 3. We were laughing our asses off in these ridiculously high, squeaky voices.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm common:

same here, brijet!
Avatar 2:25pm d¢ pät:

^ what they said about Dolenz
Avatar 2:25pm Tom from Detroit:

Avatar 2:27pm d¢ pät:

jeez that guitar sounds amazing. I'm guessing Telecaster.
Avatar 2:28pm Joe B:

Eugene Edwards, former guest on the Michael Shelley show, on lead guitar for Dwight on this cut!
Avatar 2:29pm Tom from Detroit:

It's a cool riff. Off about 1000000 rolling stones album and also approximately slash on Michael Jackson's black and white.
Avatar 2:31pm d¢ pät:

def a Telecaster--I heard the single-coil buzz at the end there.
  2:32pm Bill in W.O.:

Mr. Edwards had been on the last couple of records, and his solo record from 10 or so years ago is cool, too. Saw him with DY at the Wellmont touring 3 Pears, great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Guido from Cologne:

great interview!
Avatar 2:33pm Joe B:

at that Wellmont show, former Three Chord Monte guest Brian Whelan was also in Dwight's band on keys/guitar
Avatar 2:33pm Tom from Detroit:

OMG how did I miss that the same Dwight is in the Wyldife "Wasted" track, though much more prominent in the three chord monte live recording from a few years back.
Avatar 2:33pm Joe B:

thanks Guido!
Avatar 2:33pm Tom from Detroit:

Dwight ripping off Wyldlife riffs again, dammit.
  2:37pm Amy:

Joe is recounting my exact experience with the Flowers LP. My brother had it, and I loved the cover, plus "Back Street Girl."
Avatar 2:38pm Mailman Tom:

There's a big article about the Monkees in the current issue of the Wrapper. According to the article, the Monkees did not play their own instruments on their first album and only a couple of tracks on their second album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm doctorjazz:

Freedy Johnston is a country boy?
Avatar 2:42pm Joe B:

sold the family farm to finance the first album!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm doctorjazz:

I always thought Michael Nesmith was the only one who was any sort of musician.
Avatar 2:44pm Joe B:

no tork is also, very versatile. his finest hour in the studio might be the harpsichord solo on The Girl I Knew Somewhere!
  2:44pm Joe H:

You're the best thing going on radio, Joe. Love the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45pm common:

great song! thanks joe!
Avatar 2:47pm Chris M.:

much love to Joe B
  2:47pm KevinWho:

Joe B, the banjo on You Told Me is pretty great too
Avatar 2:48pm Tom from Detroit:

There was a pretty good Monkees documentary I saw that went through the whole instruments no instruments thing, and the palace revolt of the band over this in later albums. The wrecking crew documentary leaves little doubt that if you disqualified bands for not playing their own instruments you would not have had much of a record collection.
Avatar 2:51pm d¢ pät:

I would argue that Dolenz played his own voice on every song he sang.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Stevel:

Killer show and interview, per usual. Thanks.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Stevel:

Looking forward to the Fleshlights live set. GREAT band! Get out and see 'em!
  2:55pm Brian:

TOTALLY UNRELATED to Joe - Can a listener hear the difference between vinyl and digital recordings that are broadcast from WFMU? Or does it become all digital anyway, so it's the same? thanks
  2:57pm KevinWho:

if you are listening to a stream over the Internet, it's (low quality) digital
  2:59pm Brian:

What about terrestrial - my car or home receiver?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I've heard clicks & pops from vinyl while listening over the stream. Depends on the record, as some are full of the pops and others are pretty clean.
  6:12pm psychadelic bubblegum:

Thanks again, Joe! You can get Bobby Hart's new book here:

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