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Options October 21, 2017: Back and badder than ever!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Blondie  X Offender   Options Blondie  Private Stock    LP  producer Richard Gottehrer on the show today!    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Dirty Fences  911   Options Goodbye Love  Greenway  2017  LP    *   0:03:12 (Pop‑up)
The Replacements  Hitchin' A Ride   Options For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986  Rhino/Sire  2017  CD    *   0:05:28 (Pop‑up)
Las Senoritas Estrechas  Lara   Options   Family Spree  2017  EP    *   0:07:44 (Pop‑up)
Walkers  All Right All Night   Options   Philips    45      0:09:46 (Pop‑up)
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds  Holy Mountain   Options Who Built The Moon?  Caroline  2017  LP    *   0:12:26 (Pop‑up)
Debra Swisher  You're So Good to Me   Options Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer  Ace  2017  CD  can't wait to chat with Richard!  *   0:16:04 (Pop‑up)
The Fadeaways  Kicks & Chicks   Options   Hidden Volume  2017  45    *   0:18:18 (Pop‑up)
The Rubinoos  Todd-O-Phonic Todd Theme!   Options             0:26:16 (Pop‑up)
JD McPherson  Desperate Love   Options Undivided Heart and Soul  New West  2017  LP  at MHOW on 11/7  *   0:27:45 (Pop‑up)
Whateverglades  Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad   Options Wish You Were Here  No Egrets  2017  EP    *   0:30:20 (Pop‑up)
Chris Bell  Think It's Time To Say Goodbye   Options Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star featuring Chris Bell  Omnivore  2017  CD    *   0:31:36 (Pop‑up)
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers  Magnolia   Options You're Gonna Get It!  Shelter    LP  gone way too soon.    0:35:33 (Pop‑up)
Evie Sands  I Can't Let Go   Options   Blue Cat    45  at Union Pool tomorrow night, on Gaylord's show next Saturday!    0:38:16 (Pop‑up)
The Safes  Disappear   Options Tasty Waves  Hidden Volume  2017  LP    *   0:40:38 (Pop‑up)
The Kaisers  Wishing Street   Options Wishing Street  Imperial Wireless  2017  LP    *   0:42:12 (Pop‑up)
Margo Price  Pay Gap   Options All American Made  Third Man  2017  CD  no sophomore slump here!  *   0:45:00 (Pop‑up)
Twice As Much  Is This What I Get For Loving You Baby?   Options Twice As Much  Immediate    LP  Ronettes cover!    0:49:32 (Pop‑up)
The Strypes  Great Expectations   Options Spitting Image  Virgin  2017  CD    *   0:52:44 (Pop‑up)
The Angels  My Boyfriend's Back (unedited version)   Options Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer  Ace  2017  CD    *   1:06:28 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Comstock  Right Hand Man   Options   Ascot    45      1:07:45 (Pop‑up)
The McCoys  Come On Let's Go   Options   Bang    45      1:09:38 (Pop‑up)
Dean Parrish  Tell Her   Options Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer  Ace  2017  CD    *   1:12:54 (Pop‑up)
The Strangeloves  Cara-Lin   Options   Bang    45      1:14:39 (Pop‑up)
Freddy Cannon  Patty Baby   Options   Swan    45      1:17:15 (Pop‑up)
The Pygmies  Don't Monkey With Tarzan   Options Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer  Ace  2017  CD  another non-existent group!  *   1:19:19 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Jones  Don't You Just Know It   Options   Parkway    45      1:21:40 (Pop‑up)
The Strangeloves  I Want Candy   Options Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer  Ace  2017  CD    *   1:24:07 (Pop‑up)
interview with Richard Gottehrer
The Jam  Something's Gone   Options   Sire    45      2:00:20 (Pop‑up)
Luna  Gin   Options A Sentimental Education  Double Feature    LP      2:03:27 (Pop‑up)
Mott The Hoople  Saturday Gigs   Options   CBS    45  Ian Hunter on the show next week!    2:06:31 (Pop‑up)
Milk Music  Twists & Turns & Headtrips   Options Mystic 100s  Dom America    LP      2:10:47 (Pop‑up)
Greg Ashley  East Texas Plain   Options Another Generation Of Slaves  Trouble In Mind    CD  at Monty Hall with The Woggles and Black Flamingos on 11/2, live on my show 11/4    2:16:12 (Pop‑up)
Cher  Hey Joe   Options   Imperial    45      2:19:40 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Pocohontas   Options Hitchhiker  Reprise    LP      2:22:11 (Pop‑up)
Alvvays live on WFMU engineered by Scott K
Alvvays live on WFMU!  Hey   Options             2:30:44 (Pop‑up)
Alvvays live on WFMU!  Not My Baby   Options             2:32:13 (Pop‑up)
Alvvays live on WFMU!  In Undertow   Options             2:36:50 (Pop‑up)
Alvvays live on WFMU!  Trying To Be Kind (Motorcycle Boy cover)   Options             2:40:52 (Pop‑up)
Alvvays chat with guest interrogator Joe McGasko
The New Piccadillys  Rock and Roll   Options Introducing...The New Picadillys  Soundflat    LP      2:54:47 (Pop‑up)
The Twiliters  (Everybody's Going To) Rollerland   Options   Empire    45      2:56:20 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 3:02pm Hoboken Jack:

Welcome back, TOPT!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm medson:

Hey Todd!
Avatar 3:04pm Cheri Pi:

Avatar 3:07pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Sounds great TOPT!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm charbird:

Charlie here – greetings to Jack, medson, Cheri Pi and Sissophonic from CA! "My DJ's back, and you're gonna be in trouble!" Go Todd!!
Avatar 3:13pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Hey everyone! Good to be back!
Avatar 3:14pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Thanks TOPT!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm karankeeone:

Hi Todd...Steve from Parsippany, NJ U*S*A*. Welcome back! Fine show (so far LOL). Stay happy, my friend!
Avatar 3:33pm glenn:

no egrets. ouch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm medson:

Great sounds pumping through my speakers. JOY
  3:36pm SeanG:

Welcome back TODD! missed ya
  3:40pm roxy roller:

  3:43pm Claudia Lily:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Mike Sin:

Welcome back to the airwaves! Filling in is always a pleasure - Thank you! Gotta watch that Safes' LP - it plays at 45! I learned that lesson last week!
  3:44pm George in WO:

Go, Todd, Go! Great stuff!
Avatar 3:46pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks Mike, George, Claudia, Roxy, Sean, Cheryl et. al!
  3:48pm Joe R.:

Evie Sands was great in a short but sweet set at the Ponderosa Stomp hurricane party! Thanks again Todd for putting that together - it was an amazing day of music and fun!
  3:58pm Claudia Lily:

Avatar 4:08pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Richard Gottehrer interview at the bottom of the hour!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm myron feld:

Cara-Lin — maybe the best song ever recorded.
  4:17pm SeanG:

bubblegum music is the naked truth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm myron feld:

And I first heard it done by the dedicated-to PZ and the Fleshtones.
  4:19pm Claudia Lily:

Killin' it TOP T!!! Good to have ya back!
Avatar 4:20pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Claudia Lily: Good to have you back too!
  4:24pm Spooner:

There's never enough screaming for Lenaya!
Avatar 4:26pm Cheri Pi:

  4:26pm Marc15:

I would like to dedicate the Twice As Much song that was played earlier to my ex-boyfriend
Avatar 4:27pm glenn:

i want candy is one case in which the cover is superior to the original.
Avatar 4:38pm glenn:

i'm pretty sure it wasn't the second cousin part as much as it was the 14 year old part that offended people.
  4:51pm Spooner:

Richard Gottehrer was going to sell me a copy of Right Hand Man for 10 bucks! What are you doing to me??
Avatar 5:01pm Andrew S:

Fantastic interview
Avatar 5:03pm Dominick:

great stuff
Avatar 5:04pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Avatar 5:08pm glenn:

ian hunter's gotta be pushing 80, no?
  5:09pm mistercAz:

70 maybe.
80? I don't know.
Avatar 5:10pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Ian is 78.
Avatar 5:11pm glenn:

born june 3, 1939, according to wiki.
  5:14pm we will all be dead by then:

So he is 80 in 2019 ?
Avatar 5:16pm glenn:

for what it's worth, charlie watts was born june 2, 1941.
Avatar 5:25pm glenn:

thanks, todd. my favourite acoustic neil young song.
  5:27pm jess:

go Astros!
Avatar 5:30pm glenn:

what jess said.
  5:33pm Quasi Mojo:

Great to hear Alvvays on WFMU. I was waiting for the station to pick up on this band.
  5:36pm herb.nyc:

Yay, Toclcl-O-Phonic Toclcl has Alvvays! (See what I did there?)
Avatar 5:37pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

They are a great band!
  5:37pm Quasi Mojo:

pretty crafty there, herb
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Switchblade Batman:

Alvvays is the band that got me hooked on WFMU. I never heard any other local station play any modern alt rock band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm patrick321:

I def enjoyed that set.
Avatar 5:49pm glenn:

molly's being modest. her family is kinda folk [or maybe traditional] music royalty in canada.
  5:53pm Doc Rock:

Bill Wyman - Born Oct. 23 1936. About 2 B 84.
Avatar 5:55pm glenn:

  3:29pm permanent vacation:

With Caprice Records partners Gerry Granahan producing and Hutch Davie arranging and leading the band, the ANGELS scored a pair of top 40 hits with “’Til” and “Cry Baby Cry” in 1961-62. Proficient background singers, the members of the Starlets and Angels were frequently employed by Granahan and others to sweeten other artists’ sessions. Through one of these jobs, the Angels' Allbut sisters met Richard Gottehrer, Robert Feldman, and Jerry Goldstein, partners in the FGG songwriting and production company. They wrote “My Boyfriend’s Back” for the Shirelles,” Gerry Granahan explains. “They asked me if the Angels could do a demo. They were still signed to Caprice Records and I had the name. So, Feldman says to me, ‘I’ve got a song for the Shirelles. Can I use the Angels to do a demo? I said, ‘O.K., just let me know how it comes out.’ I didn’t hear anything from anybody. Then I heard they’re going to sell it to Mercury. I said, ‘How can they sell it to Mercury? Are the girls going to change their name and call themselves the Starlets again?’ ‘No, they’re going to be sold as the Angels.’ I said, ‘No way. I’ll work a deal out with you. I don’t want to go through any hassles. If they want to give up a piece of it, I’ll walk away. My attorney kept saying, ‘I’m working on it.’”

In a convoluted turn of events, Granahan’s unscrupulous attorney worked a deal for himself with FGG, edging the producer-label owner out of the picture. “He sits down with the girls, signs them to Sabina, a label which we distributed then makes a deal with FGG without me knowing about it and sells the name of the Angels to Mercury for $5,000. After the record was a hit, Mercury, in turn, gave the Angels name to FGG and took it out of their royalties. On top of that, when they came out with the first album they took my masters of ‘Til’ and ‘Cry Baby Cry’ and included them without any permission whatsoever.” Soon after, Granahan was paid a visit by a prominent New York hit man. “My attorney had O.K.’d it for this guy to come over and break my legs. He was my best friend and he stuck it to me. I didn’t see all these contracts and he said he had all my paperwork from when he was dealing with them in his house in his basement, with my tapes. Then he says to me, ‘I have some bad news for you. I had a flood and everything got destroyed.’ You sell your best friend down the river all for a couple of thousand dollars? Legally, this is still not resolved since the ‘60s and the Angels are fighting them for their royalties, too.”

modified from TODD BAPTISTA's 2012 profile of Gerry Granahan at
  3:36pm permanent vacation:


individually, and professionally
known as THE ANGELS,



DOES 1 through 10,


CASE NO. 98-5381 DT (RZx)



  9:30am Rocky and Mugsy:

[Richard Gottehrer:] At Adelphi, I met a couple of guys and one of them introduced me to Allan Chester. His father was Lou Chesler, the head of Seven Arts which had a music label. Allan wanted to do something in the music business, as well. So we formed a production company.

[Author's sidebar:] Lou Chesler has been described as a front man or associate of underworld crime bosses Vito Genovese and Meyer Lansky through the Florida real estate company he owned with another Lansky associate, Wallace Groves. In 1967 his company, now called Seven Arts, acquired Jack Warner's controlling interest in Warner Bros. Pictures and other interests, including Warner Bros. Records and Reprise Records for $84 million. The company was renamed Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.

[Another book:] Among Chesler's criminal specialties was the handling of stolen securities which he moved through Switzerland and the Bahamas. Chesler had a coterie of crooked friends and questionable associates. Later convicted.


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