Options Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from September 25, 2019 Options

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A sight for sore ears. Power pop, freakbeat, and psychedelic songs for all six senses.

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Options September 25, 2019: Filling in for Evan "Funk" Davies... with some fully dressed sounds!


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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments New Approx. start time
Frankie Valli  The Night   Options Inside You  Motown  LP  1975    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Showaddywaddy  Sweet Music   Options Rock On with Showaddywaddy  Music For Pleasure  LP  1974    0:03:21 (Pop‑up)
Kenny   Hot Lips   Options VA: Dynamite: The Best of Glam Rock  Repertoire  CD  1976    0:06:14 (Pop‑up)
Sweet  Action   Options (single)  Capitol  7"  1976    0:09:03 (Pop‑up)
Raspberries  With You In My Life   Options (single)  Capitol  7"  1972    0:12:29 (Pop‑up)
Cozy Powell  And Then There Was Skin   Options (single)  Chrysalis  7"  1973    0:15:15 (Pop‑up)
Troggs  Satisfaction   Options (single)  Pye   7"  1976    0:17:42 (Pop‑up)
Ted Mulry Gang  Crazy   Options VA: When Sharpies Ruled - A Vicious Selection  Festival  CD  1976    0:21:10 (Pop‑up)
Plod  Neo City   Options VA: Velvet Tinmine: 20 Junk Shop Glam Ravers  RPM  CD  1975. Unreleased at the time.    0:24:27 (Pop‑up)
Houston Fearless  Race With The Devil   Options Houston Fearless  Imperial  LP  1969    0:27:49 (Pop‑up)
 
Records  Girl in Golden Disc   Options Crashes  Virgin  LP  1980    0:35:04 (Pop‑up)
Sports  Mailed it to Your Sister   Options (single)  Mushroom  7"  1979    0:39:00 (Pop‑up)
Robin Lane & the Chartbusters  When Things Go Wrong   Options (single)  Warner Bros.  7"  1980. Evan "Funk" Davies conducted an interview with Robin back in April -- see HERE    0:41:41 (Pop‑up)
Gary Myrick & the Figures  Ever Since the World Began   Options (EP)  Epic  7"  1980. Promo four-song EP    0:45:01 (Pop‑up)
Pezband  Black Magic   Options Laughing In the Dark  Passport  LP  1978    0:49:11 (Pop‑up)
Sneakers  Condition Red   Options Nonsequitur of Silence  Collectors' Choice Music  CD  1976. Featuring Chris Stamey, Will Rigby, and Mitch Easter.    0:51:58 (Pop‑up)
Dany Laj and the Looks  Annie (Francais)   Options Everything New Is New Again  Transistor 66  CD  2019. EP  *   0:54:59 (Pop‑up)
Cars  The Little Black Egg   Options The Cars Anthology: Just What I Needed  Elektra  CD  1981. Demo recorded during "Shake It Up" sesisons. Unreleased at the time.    0:58:40 (Pop‑up)
Women of the Night  Be Careful What You Wish For   Options (single)  Manic  7"  2018    1:01:59 (Pop‑up)
Saints  Erotic Neurotic   Options VA: New Wave Rock 'n' Roll: Get Behind it Before it Gets Past You  Sire  EP  1977    1:05:31 (Pop‑up)
Successful Failures  Disgruntled Bankers   Options Saratoga  FDR  CD  2019  *   1:09:48 (Pop‑up)
 
Black Hollies  Whispers Beneath the Willows   Options Casting Shadows  Ernest Jenning Record Co.   CD  2007    1:25:43 (Pop‑up)
Dukes of the Stratosphear  Your Gold Dress   Options Chips From The Chocolate Fireball  Geffen  CD  1985    1:29:28 (Pop‑up)
Golden Dawn  My Time   Options Power Plant  Sunspots  CD  1968    1:34:02 (Pop‑up)
Status Quo  Velvet Curtains   Options The Technicolour Dreams of the Status Quo: The Complete 60s Recordings  Sanctuary  CD  1969    1:37:46 (Pop‑up)
Eden's Children  Sure Looks Real   Options Eden's Children & Sure Looks Real  Head  CD  1968. Two LPs on one CD. Thanks to WFMU's own Joe McGasko for the CD!    1:41:11 (Pop‑up)
Fairytale  Run & Hide   Options The Freakbeat Scene  Deram  CD  1967    1:45:02 (Pop‑up)
Groupies  Primitive   Options VA: Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968  Rhino  CD box set  1966    1:47:38 (Pop‑up)
Boots  Gaby   Options VA: Electrick Loosers #3: The Rheingold Rampage 1964-1970  Blumenkraft  CD  1966    1:51:26 (Pop‑up)
Sandy Sarjeant  Can't Stop the Want (I Got for You Babe)   Options VA: Beatfreak! - Rare and Obscure British Beat 1964-1969, Vol. 4  Particles  CD  1967    1:53:49 (Pop‑up)
 
Velvet Underground   I Can't Stand It   Options 1969  Polydor  2LP  1969    2:04:33 (Pop‑up)
Crawdaddys  There She Goes Again   Options (single)  Voxx  7"  1980. Cover of a Velvet Underground track.    2:07:49 (Pop‑up)
Remayns  Go Ahead   Options (EP)  Bam Caruso   7"  1988. Cover of a of a track from the 1960s by the Squires.    2:10:43 (Pop‑up)
Hollies  Don't Run and Hide   Options (single)  Imperial  7"  1966    2:13:10 (Pop‑up)
Association  Looking Glass   Options (single)  Valiant  7"  1967    2:15:45 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  Superlungs My Supergirl   Options Barabajagal  Epic  LP  1969    2:17:55 (Pop‑up)
Liverpool Express  Hold Tight   Options (single)  ATCO  7"  1977. Featuring Billy Kingsley formerly of the Merseybeats.    2:20:41 (Pop‑up)
Simon & Garfunkel  You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies   Options Old Friends  Columbia  CD box set  1967    2:22:35 (Pop‑up)
Adam Faith  Cowman Milk Your Cow   Options VA: Maybe Someone is Digging Underground - Songs of the Bee Gees  Castle  CD  1967    2:25:03 (Pop‑up)
Buffalo Springfield  Everybody's Wrong   Options Buffalo Springfield  ATCO  LP  1966    2:28:16 (Pop‑up)
 
Tony Christie & the Trackers  Life's Too Good to Waste   Options VA: Planet Mod - Brit Soul, R&B and Freakbeat from the Shel Talmy Vaults  Big Beat  CD  1966    2:37:26 (Pop‑up)
Billy Joe Royal  Hush   Options (single)  Columbia  7"  1967    2:40:21 (Pop‑up)
David Walker  Ring the Changes   Options VA: Le Beat Bespoke - 25 Tailor Made Cuts  Sanctuary  CD  1968    2:42:59 (Pop‑up)
Kid Rock  Doctor Rock   Options VA: Mr. Toytown Presents... Obscure Psychedelic, Popsyke & Soft-Pop 45s, 1969-1974  Toytown Recordings  CD  1972. Yes, someone else was using this moniker back in the '70s.    2:45:34 (Pop‑up)
Skins  Equiana   Options VA: Artificial Faces: Mutant Freak-a-Delic Sounds for the Now Psych Generation!  Crazy Apple Boutique  CD  1972    2:47:52 (Pop‑up)
Ram Jam Big Band  Sunshine And I Feel Fine   Options VA: Upside Down, Vol. 3 - 1966-1971  Particles  CD  1968    2:50:25 (Pop‑up)
Phillip Goodhand-Tait & The Stormsville Shakers  Number One   Options VA: Do You Dream? UK Pop and Psychedelia 1965-1970 from the Angel Air Catalog  Angel Air  CD  1966    2:53:31 (Pop‑up)
 


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Listener comments!

  9:02pm Daybreak and the Weekend Memories:

Welcome to the EFD shift!
  9:07pm Daybreak and the Weekend Memories:

Hello? Hello? Is anyone out there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm Cmurtha:

Hello everyone! I am out there, though I may be away from the boards
  9:11pm Daybreak and the Weekend Memories:

Higher! Higher! Higher!
  9:11pm CC:

I'm here Mike but I'm not sure if we ever met?? I love the music so far..!..you must be filling in for Evan?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Mike Sin:

Hi folks! Thanks for tuning in and sticking around!
  9:11pm Daybreak and the Weekend Memories:

Nice to see I’m not alone Cmurtha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Aitch:

Was in primary school for Sweet. Loved it. Garry Glitter glam was going off
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm TomDash:

Hey Mike - quite the glam-tastic kick off to the show!
  9:14pm Carmichael:

Heya, whatever is happening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm chresti:

Hello, here hear!
  9:15pm Daybreak and the Weekend Memories:

I just ate a Raspberry off the bush still kicking in my yard. Sadly it did not last as long as this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Aitch:

No shortage of variety in the 70's.
  9:18pm Steve:

Hey Mike Sin, what do you think about bringing back Streaking ?
  9:20pm CC:

My goodness..!..it certainly does get hard!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Aitch:

Like a Constant Mongrel?
  9:23pm CC:

Mmmm... reminiscent of early Hot Rod!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Aitch:

I was just thinking of all the Aussie glam stuff you missed out on, and then you played TMG! 'kin hell mate. More Vanda and Young stuff. Nice work Mike Sin.
  9:26pm John W:

Power pop, yes! Streaking, not so much...
  9:26pm PJ:

The Mighty Plod! Martin Newell's first band.
  9:27pm PJ:

The funniest rock memoir by far I've read is Newell's story of the glam days with Plod, This Little Ziggy (though I think he should've stuck with the original title, The Chicks Have Gone, The Drugs Were Dodgy, and We Never Did Get the Bastard Loot.)
  9:32pm Carmichael:

Oh, Mike Sin, jaysis. Loved the devil music.
  9:32pm CC:

That last song kind of reminded me of a cross between Deep Purple Uriah Heep and Atomic Rooster... maybe with a little Blood Rock thrown in?
  9:35pm Carmichael:

Yep, buy stuff from the bargain bin by the look of the cover. Has never failed me.
  9:39pm Carmichael:

I love Martin Newell. Cleaners From Venus, specifically, but hi solo stuff is wonderful pop.
  9:40pm Carmichael:

*his
  9:41pm CC:

Mmmm... Graham Parker comes to mind...
  9:41pm PJ:

I've never heard Sports before, but this reminds of a cross between Graham Parker and Joe Jackson
  9:42pm PJ:

CC beat me to it
  9:44pm Steve:

I believe The Sports were from Australia, PJ
  9:45pm CC:

PJ... I don't think I've ever heard Mike's show before but he's playing some damn good shiaaatt!!!
  9:47pm kevlicki:

Really enjoying the show!
  9:48pm PJ:

@CC, I agree, he brings the good stuff (and a lot of it I've never heard before)
  9:48pm CC:

Not one throw away song in the last 50 minutes..!.. that's great!!!!
  10:00pm CC:

Oh man..!.. this is the very first song I ever learned how to play on guitar!!!
  10:00pm Carmichael:

The 1st song I learned to play on guitar. Good cover.
  10:01pm Carmichael:

BAM, CC!
  10:06pm CC:

I think Mike must be putting out Quantum ESP Vibes or something???hehehe...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Doug in JC:

Mike Sin! Welcome back
  10:10pm CC:

Actually... I think we all must just be trippin..!..yep...thats gotta be 'it'!!!
  10:11pm Marc15:

Bankers? Disgruntled Bankers?
  10:13pm Marc15:

Why would bankers be disgruntled? Bankers control the World
  10:15pm CC:

I remember John Lennon saying that Leonardo DaVinci said you get what you project!!!
Avatar 10:18pm David Shortell:

Successful Failures are playing the Asbury Hotel tonight.
  10:19pm kevlicki:

That successful failures melody triggered an old crooked fingers song in my head
Avatar 10:20pm David Shortell:

--and the Human Village Brewing Company in Pitman on Friday!
  10:27pm seth from muddy creek:

Oh heck yeah. Black Hollies. True Jersey Blood!
  10:28pm CC:

Great sound quality!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29pm Bootsie:

Haven't had a chance to check in, but definitely enjoying the show! When you said favorite "fall" band from NJ, though I was thinking Misfits for sure. _Walk Among Us_ is my ultimate fall LP.
  10:30pm seth from muddy creek:

Next play some Rye Coalition and you’d have some serious Jersey Moejoe
  10:30pm Marc15:

“Whispers Beneath The Willows” By The Black Hollies was released on March 11, 2008
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm Cmurtha:

I am now equıpped with a Halloween ıcon. The show has been boss so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Mike Sin:

Thanks for all the nice comments, folks!
  10:45pm Carmichael:

Holy shit, Eden’s Children! I am retroactively dised.
  10:46pm Carmichael:

*dosed
  10:50pm Carmichael:

Hey, this is Spoonful.
  10:51pm gold:

hello
  10:58pm sufferwords:

you’re welcome
  10:59pm CC:

Of course everyone knows in the last hour all the music is supposed to be absolutely timeless!!!
  11:02pm gold:

wow, got locked out of my apartment ... sos
  11:03pm Carmichael:

Just read that Status Quo have 34 albums released. Talk about monsters of rock.
  11:05pm Ami Ad:

Hello D.J.,Hello all.Good to be here.Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm Mike Sin:

Hey everybody!
  11:09pm antonio:

Listening from Bklyn
  11:12pm Carmichael:

I’ll save you, gold. We can party.
  11:12pm scobot:

Any chance you could play Hey Bellboy/Gloria Wood?
  11:14pm Carmichael:

This is jangly, so I like it.
  11:20pm grace_gold:

yeah, praying for a miracle here on uws!!!
  11:20pm CC:

oh yeah you never hear this one!!!
  11:23pm CC:

like a cross between ELO World Party and Cheap Trick??
  11:25pm CC:

Yes..!.. poetry in motion!!!!
  11:27pm grace_gold:

maybe ill go to silvanas since im locked out
  11:43pm antonio:

Gold i’m your alibi. You wuz locked out.
  11:46pm chogg:

nice tunage sinnner
  11:52pm Carmichael:

This is the bigger Ram Jam than sang Black Betty?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52pm Mike Sin:

This is an Australian band
  11:52pm Carmichael:

I have actually met the late Bill Bartlett.
  11:53pm Carmichael:

Ok, never mind then ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm Mike Sin:

Thanks everyone! It's been a lot of fun!
  11:55pm Carmichael:

Thanks, Mike. This had been wonderful!
  11:58pm CC:

Excellent show Mike!!!
  12:00am David Shortell:

The Stormsville Shakers got played on the "pirate radio" episode of "Danger Man"!
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