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March 11, 2017: 2016 WFMU Fundraisier with co-host Mr. Finewine!
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|Zebera||Wind Up Toy|
|Barreracudas, The||Smokin in the Boys Room (from Super Hits of the 70's: Pure Dyn-No-Mite!)|
|Monkees, The||Our Own World|
|Chris Collingwood||It Never Rains in Southern California (Super Hits Of The Seventies: Pure Dyn-O-Mite)|
|Milton Banana Trio||Banandas|
|Above, The||Go Back (from Super Hits of the 70s: Pure Dyn-O-Mite!)|
|Above, The||Holding Back|
|Kurt Baker||Everybody Knows|
|Yo La Tengo||Build Me Up Buttercup|
|Pop4||Telephone Line (From: Super Hits of the 70s Pure Dyn-O-Mite)|
|Karl Blau||To Love Somebody|
|James Hand||The Parakeet|
|Staple Singers, The||It's been A Change|
|Mack Rice||respect yourself (demo)|
|Staple Singers, The||Hammer And Nails|
|Tripwires, The||Motorcycle Mama (from Super Hits of the 70s Pure Dyn-O-Mite!}|
|John Doe featuring Kathleen Edwards||Golden State|
Here's the art work:
1) The Above “Go Back”
2) Barreracudas “Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room”
3) The Bellfuries “Right Down The Line”
4) Bettie Serveert featuring Jesse Beuker on drums “Cos I Luv You”
5) Chris Collingwood “It Never Rains In Southern California”
6) Crystal Robots “Reflections Of My Life”
7) Gerald Dowd “Don’t Do It”
8) Mitch Easter “I’m Not In Love”
9) Jay Gonzalez “Bad Blood”
10) Freedy Johnston “Bennie And The Jets”
11) Francis Macdonald “Sunday Girl”
12) Mingus + Marr “Me And You And A Dog Named Boo”
13) The Philistines Jr. “Something In The Air”
14) Pop4 “Telephone Line”
15) The Tripwires “Motorcycle Mama”
16) Ben Vaughn “Yellow River”
17) The West Saugerties Ale & Quail Club “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”
18) Wire Troop “Hi, Hi, Hi”
19) Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby “Sister Golden Hair”
Here's the video - with clips of all 19 songs:
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 for information on the third volume in this series "EVEN MORE SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES"
CLICK HERE for information on the fourth volume in this series "SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES: HIT EXPLOSION!"
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!
-Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound for mastering the project
-Steve McFarland for the package design & amazing Photoshop work!
-Aaron Dunkel for the video editing!
-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!
-Michael Shelley 2017
CLICK HERE for info on Super Hits Of The Seventies: Pure Dyn-O-Mite!
CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"
CLICK HERE to vote for the best Power Pop song of all time
CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel
CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman
CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman
CLICK HERE to listen to "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"
CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"
CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson
CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian WilsonCLICK HERE for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"
CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"
CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"
CLICK HERE for info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"
CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!
CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits
CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show
CLICK HERE to see a Thought Leader gives a talk on Thought Leadership
CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be
CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet
CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms
CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"
CLICK HERE to check the stats
CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"
CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell in a BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery
CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman
CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"
CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall
CLICK HERE for a free download of The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall
CLICK HERE to see Michael Shelley get interviewed on a NJ public access TV show "Destination Montclair"
CLICK HERE if you have the stomach to read Rolling Stone's ridiculous "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time"
CLICK HERE to go "Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians"
CLICK HERE to watch The Cactus Blossoms live at WFMU April 18, 2015
CLICK HERE to watch James Hunter sing "Somethings Calling" live at WFMU Dec 7, 2015 - just so so so good
CLICK HERE for a nice piece on former guest on this show (and the drummer for The Beatles) Bernard Purdie
CLICK HERE to test your sense of pitch
CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"
CLICK HERE to find out "Why Do All Records Sound the Same?
CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!
CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour
CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album
CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club
CLICK HERE to test yourself and find out "How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?"
CLICK HERE for an article about Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with files of the isolated tracks to listen to
CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions
CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of the book "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret" or CLICK HERE to read Carol's review of The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010
CLICK HERE to see part one of a short behind the scenes film about Brian Wilson's new album "No Pier Pressure"
CLICK HERE for Brian Wilson's new song "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine) live on SoundStage. and
CLICK HERE for "Wild Honey" feat. Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar
CLICK HERE for a great 2012 Rolling Stone piece about the 2012 Beach Boys reunion
CLICK HERE for "It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit"
CLICK HERE for "Why Cds May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl"
CLICK HERE to create never ending always changing loops of a music files you upload
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 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 HEREfor the answer to the question "Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good Monster Cables?"
CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!
CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years
CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman
CLICK HERE for the preview of the new WFMU documentary "Sex And Broacasting"
CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse
CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story
CLICK HERE for Ock TV
CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"
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 a short film of two craftsmen at work
CLICK HERE to play Name That Drum Fill
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 read about a recent Jerry Lewis show
CLICK HERE for the new release of 5 Style 1996 live on WFMU
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 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 for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"
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 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 for a grammar test
CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
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, 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 for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website
CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers
CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine
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 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
Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.