Options Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from December 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 December 25, 2019: Filling in for Evan "Funk" Davies... Closing down Christmas!


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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments New Approx. start time
Wizzard  I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday   Options Masters of Rock  Harvest  LP  1973    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bob Seger  Sock It to Me Santa   Options Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-67  ABKCO  CD  1966    0:04:29 (Pop‑up)
Larry Norman  It's Christmas Time   Options Larry Norman  Solid Rock  CD  1973    0:06:22 (Pop‑up)
The Majority  All Our Christmases   Options The Decca Years 1965-68  Rev-Ola  CD  1968    0:10:18 (Pop‑up)
Bellrays  All I Wanna Do Is Shag for Christmas   Options Merry Christmas From The BellRays  Cheap Lullaby  CD  2005    0:12:50 (Pop‑up)
Clarence Carter  Back Door Santa   Options Snatching It Back: The Best Of Clarence Carter  Rhino  CD  1968    0:15:23 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  The Little Drummer Boy   Options The Christmas Spirit  Columbia  LP  1963    0:17:33 (Pop‑up)
Ivy League  Good King Wenceslas   Options VA: Sequel's Sixties Christmas  Sequel  CD  1965    0:20:06 (Pop‑up)
Hep Stars  Christmas On My Mind   Options Hep Stars, 1964-69!  EMI  CD  1967    0:22:10 (Pop‑up)
Marvin Gaye  Purple Snowflakes   Options VA: A Motown Christmas 2  Motown  CD  1964    0:24:15 (Pop‑up)
Slade  Merry Xmas Everybody   Options (single)  Polydor  7"  1973    0:26:58 (Pop‑up)
The Monkees  Riu Chiu   Options Missing Links Volume 2  Rhino  CD  1967    0:37:38 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  Winter   Options Goat's Head Soup  Rolling Stones Records  LP  1973    0:39:20 (Pop‑up)
Lovin' Spoonful  Full Measure   Options (single)  Kama Sutra   7"  1966    0:44:36 (Pop‑up)
Clyde Lasley & the Cadillac Baby Specials  Santa Came Home Drunk   Options VA: Bummed Out Christmas  Rhino  CD  1967    0:47:15 (Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  First Of May   Options Odessa  Reprise   CD box set  1969    0:50:13 (Pop‑up)
Supremes  My Favorite Things   Options Merry Christmas  Motown  CD  1965    0:53:02 (Pop‑up)
Big Star  Jesus Christ   Options Third / Sister Lovers  Rykodisc  CD  1975    0:55:51 (Pop‑up)
Carla Thomas  Gee Whiz It's Christmas   Options Soul Christmas  ATCO  CD  1963    0:58:28 (Pop‑up)
Procol Harum  Shine On Brightly   Options Shine On Brightly  A&M  LP  1968    1:06:47 (Pop‑up)
Youngsters  Christmas In Jail   Options VA: Rockin' Christmas the 50s  Rhino  LP  1956    1:10:27 (Pop‑up)
Rockfield Chorale  Jingle Jangle   Options VA: Destination Bomp!  Bomp!  CD  1975    1:12:22 (Pop‑up)
Flirtations  Christmas Time Is Here Again   Options VA: An All-Star Salute To Christmas  Purple Pyramid  CD  1967    1:15:12 (Pop‑up)
The Who  Christmas   Options Tommy  Decca  2LP  1969    1:18:49 (Pop‑up)
Tremoloes  Suddenly Winter   Options What A State I'm In: The Psych-Pop Sessions  Castle  CD  1967    1:23:23 (Pop‑up)
Bangles  Where Were You When I Needed You   Options (single)  CBS   7"  1983    1:25:41 (Pop‑up)
Dentists  Strawberries Are Growing in My Garden (And It's Wintertime)   Options VA: Children Of Nuggets  Rhino  CD box set  1985    1:28:47 (Pop‑up)
Gene Simmons  See You In Your Dreams   Options (single)  Casablanca  7"  1978    1:36:32 (Pop‑up)
Ron Davies  It Ain't Easy   Options VA: Friends  A&M  LP  1970    1:40:09 (Pop‑up)
Five Americans  Now That It's Over   Options (single)  Abnak  7"  1967    1:41:51 (Pop‑up)
Silverhead  Hello New York   Options 16 and Savaged  Repertoire  CD  1973    1:44:09 (Pop‑up)
Chicory Tip  Good Grief Christina   Options The Complete Chicory Tip  7T's  CD  1973    1:47:10 (Pop‑up)
New Colony Six  Rap-A-Tap   Options (single)  Mercury  7"  1968    1:50:17 (Pop‑up)
Vibrators  Judy Says (Knock You in the Head)   Options (single)  Epic  7"  1978    1:52:13 (Pop‑up)
Fast Eddy  Lost   Options Toofer One  Spaghetty Town  EP  2019    1:54:28 (Pop‑up)
David Johansen  Funky But Chic   Options (single)  Blue Sky  7"  1978    1:57:27 (Pop‑up)
Barry Blue  If I Show You I Can Dance   Options (single)  Arista  7"  1975    2:00:44 (Pop‑up)
Sweeney Todd   Roxy Roller   Options (single)  London  7"  1976    2:10:58 (Pop‑up)
Nick Gilder   Rock Me   Options (single)  Chrysalis  7"  1979    2:13:48 (Pop‑up)
Alice Cooper  Teenage Lament '74   Options (single)  Warner Bros.  7"  1973    2:16:34 (Pop‑up)
Ian Kay  A Man Like Me   Options (single)  Hidden Volume  7"  2019  *   2:19:45 (Pop‑up)
Brad Long  Love Me Again   Options (single)  Sing Sing  7"  1977    2:22:18 (Pop‑up)
Uniques  You Don't Miss Your Water   Options (single)  Charly Triple Dynamite  7"  1969    2:24:24 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Conley  Funky Street   Options (single)  ATCO  7"  1968    2:26:37 (Pop‑up)
Fairport Convention  Chelsea Morning   Options Fairport Convention  Polydor  CD  1968    2:36:00 (Pop‑up)
Gene Clark  She Darked The Sun   Options The Lost Sessions 1964-1982  Sierra  CD  1970. Backed by the Flying Burrito Brothers.    2:39:01 (Pop‑up)
Dick Dale  Hava Nagila   Options King Of The Surf Guitar  Rhino  LP  1963    2:42:07 (Pop‑up)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings   8 Days (Of Hanukkah)   Options It's A Holiday Soul Party  Daptone Records  CD  2015    2:44:06 (Pop‑up)
Chris Stamey and Friends  You're What I Want For Christmas   Options Christmas Time  East Side Digital  CD  1985    2:47:38 (Pop‑up)
Velvet Underground  Jesus   Options Velvet Underground  Polydor  CD  1969    2:51:24 (Pop‑up)
The Band  Christmas Must Be Tonight   Options Islands  Capitol  LP  1976    2:54:50 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm mariano:

Alright, ready for some XXXmas sin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Richard S:

MORE sin?!
Avatar 9:03pm javakid:

that gif is making me dizzier than a seventh glass of eggnog
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm mariano:

There was a Catholic cardinal from the Philippines, Jaime Cardinal Sin. Why couldn't *he* be Pope?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm Mike Sin:

Hey folks! Merry Christmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm mariano:

I see I wasn't too far off with "XXXmas" lol!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm listener 126464:

Thanks Mike, cheers & Merry Christmas everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm PigeonsAndRust:

This is awesome! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm listener 126464:

Yes! One more time until next year
  9:32pm Adam West Coaster:

Sin, going steady!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm loveless:

Loving your choices of Christmas music, Mr. Sin.
  9:35pm JakeGould:

Clarence Carter would probably go 8 nights long if he did a Hanukkah song.
  9:37pm BH:

"When should we release our Christmas song?"
"February.. Christmas music performed really well in November and December, slight drop in January, but February"
"Shouldn't we wait until next December?"
"Look we've studied this, February is the release date"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm The Peanut Gallery:

we're not loaded.........yet!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm The Peanut Gallery:

upt we're loaded :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm Richard S:

I'm just gonna throw this out here. If "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie, SO IS "THE THIN MAN (1934)".
  9:42pm Listener Robert:

IIRC, Dashiel Hammet's novel took place around the holidays.
  9:42pm JakeGould:

“L.A. Confidential” is a Christmas movie. youtu.be...
  9:43pm Listener Robert:

Either that, or Nick Charles just always drank like it was New Year's Eve.
  Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Jinx:

Goat's Head Soup fan here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Richard S:

It did indeed, Listener Robert.
  9:45pm BH:

wonder how many Boxing Day songs have been recorded
  9:46pm Interested listener:

I think the guy who said the legal 10 has a great voice. Is he single
  9:47pm Listener Robert:

The playlist says indeed he is single. Oh no, wait, what was being PLAYED was a single.
  9:47pm kev:

hi Mike, thx for the spoonful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm The Peanut Gallery:

  9:49pm Interested listener:

My mistake meant legal ID — typo
But DJ mike you’re not so bad yourself
Merry Christmas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm mariano:

Female Trouble has a great Christmas scene, where Divine almost murders her parents when she doesn't get the cha-cha heels she wanted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm The Peanut Gallery:

hey interested listener ... sup
  9:52pm Interested listener:

I hope he’s back at 10:00
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm The Peanut Gallery:

love the supremes any season
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm mariano:

My cousin was so stoked because she got to wait on Diana Ross recently when she went to the restaurant where my cousin works.
  9:59pm Father tim:

Thanks mike for playing this..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm Mike Sin:

Folks! Thanks for all your comments even though my account has been hacked!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm mariano:

Like for-real hacked or are you kidding?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm The Peanut Gallery:

talk about a voice for radio
  10:03pm Interested Listener:

Thank u mike ! Love that Christian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm The Peanut Gallery:

the santas ALWAYS come home drunk, and frankly, it's out of line
  10:05pm Fragonard:

Does it count if I came home drunk & found Santa in my bed?
  10:06pm Fragonard:

....gives Ho Ho Ho a new neaning
  10:07pm vertual:

Thanks for filling in tonight! My escape from the family holiday insanity. I'm not sure if Santa's drunk but I;m definitley imbibing.
  10:07pm Mature listener:

After all that chatter bring back That legal ID guy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm mariano:

Don't know about drunk Santa, but I just spoke with a really good friend of mine who told me that this Xmas was supposed to be the occasion of her boyfriend meeting her parents, and he went on a huge bender and managed to burn just about every bridge in sight.

  10:08pm Bluesman:

Merry Christmas Mike Sin! What a special surprise to find you on the air!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm The Peanut Gallery:

hey bluesman!!!
  10:09pm Fragonard:

  10:10pm The DJ’s sis:

Hi Bluesman!! Glad we have u listening
  10:11pm The DJ’s sis:

Been there done that...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm Richard S:

Lovin the tumes tonight, Mike!
  10:12pm JakeGould:

Woo! Christmas in Jail!
  10:13pm JakeGould:

Please send me all of your Bitcoin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm The Peanut Gallery:

bitcoin does...not....compute
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm The Peanut Gallery:

how you guys feeling out there??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20pm The Peanut Gallery:

[[yuletide crickets]]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm Richard S:

Doing fine - winding down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm mariano:

Oh you mean all of us? Feeling great thanks - back in my cave doing my favorite things: listening to FMU while I work on a design project.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Children of Nuggets we are.
  10:34pm Ignore Function:

Cool show. Happy holidays to all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35pm mariano:

[Sabbath riff] "All you children of today are children of nug-ge-ets"
  10:35pm Interested listener:

You lost me at “my father”
But keep up the good work
But DJ Mike..
Avatar 10:35pm David Shortell:

The Dentists should not be confused with the Asbury Park group Dentist, who are playing Friday at the Asbury Park Yacht Club under the pseudonym Mulch.
  10:36pm Peanut gallery:

Great Job Mike Sin!!!
  10:38pm Bluesman:

"Kiss Invented WFMU"

- Gene Simmons
Avatar 10:39pm David Shortell:

"Tommy" didn't really come out in 1968, did it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Tommy released May 1969 - recording started late 68...
  10:44pm JakeGould:

Gene Simmons get respect for walking out on Terry Gross.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Respect him for being upfront he wanted to put on a spectacle, schtoop a lot of chicks & make money - & being consistent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm The Peanut Gallery:

Hey rabbit, my bad... recorded in 68, came out in 69 my friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51pm mariano:

Y'all know the Tom Snyder interview of Kiss where Ace was absolutely blitzed and really annoying Gene and Paul? It's really funny, Ace has a really contagious laugh.
  10:58pm El Garrito~:

'schtoop' Don't hear that word often, at least not in this century. Has a ring to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm The Peanut Gallery:

yeah man the theme of this show
  11:00pm Peanut gallery:

What am I missing
  11:00pm kev:

haven't heard this in a long time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Mike Sin:

Folks, I can't thank you all enough for sticking around, listening, and commmenting! Merry Xmas, Happy Hanukah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy Boxing Day Eve!
  11:04pm jb:

bless me father for I have mike siined...
  11:10pm El Garrito~:

The merriment ain't done till ya got some joy. 'Joy' by harry nilsson & maybe 'Stone Soul X-mas' (Binky Griptite... ) jangles hearts. Still, in this century!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm mariano:

Hmph. I was enjoying that!
  11:14pm JakeGould:

It’s schtup. As in “She has a nice tuchus. I would like to schtup her.”
  11:15pm Listener Robert:

Was I the only one listening to 90.1 who just got a test of WXM50, Howell Twp. NJ, for their NOAA all-hazards alert test?
  11:16pm El Garrito~:

EBS... you got to respect that at this hour.
  11:17pm El Garrito~:

Now where were we with 'schtoopin'?
  11:17pm Eddie:

How about Lonely Boy by Andrew Gold
  11:18pm vertual:

this is only a test! back to the rocknroll. it was also heard online
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh thx Jake.
Avatar 11:22pm David Shortell:

Sometime between Silverhead and Power Station, Michael Des Barres fronted Detective, who can be heard on the first season episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" where Michael played the singer of the fictitious band Scum of the Earth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26pm mariano:

Ohhh, this Uniques is gorgeous.
  11:26pm frida:

sin....you must fill in for sinner sometime...you have the experience...sinning is so much fun mike...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27pm mariano:

This came out in 1980? Bet that's the re-release date.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28pm mariano:

Yep, 1969 according to the webs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29pm The Peanut Gallery:

mariano, you are absolutely correct 69
  11:29pm Chris Mas:

Aren’t we due for a Legal ID soon?
  11:31pm rocco:

I've heard people complaining about the Charlie Brown nativity scene....children accept things....adults are the problem as usual...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32pm The Peanut Gallery:

psh ADULTS ... who needs em
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32pm mariano:

All in a day's work... ;)
  11:32pm Chris Mas:

Rocco, couldn’t agree more
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm mariano:

Who was complaining about the Charlie Brown nativity scene, religious people?
  11:37pm Adi:

Muscle of Love...album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37pm mariano:

Fairport! [hyperventilates]
Avatar 11:42pm David Shortell:

I remember "Chelsea Morning" as the Joni Mitchell record that Teri Garr's character played in "After Hours".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43pm The Peanut Gallery:

peanut gallery loves a surf interlude
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46pm mariano:

Ohhh, After Hours! Such a good movie. I worked for a while in the building with the big fancy gates where Griffin Dunne winds up back at his work. Amazing how impossible that scenario would be nowadays: the whole thing results from him losing his $20 bill out the window of a taxi, and he's stranded in SoHo late at night, dark, empty streets.
  11:53pm El Garrito~:

There are worse places and improbable now but still great to see Hours on cable TV, back then whenever then was
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm mariano:

Might just have to watch it tonight, be a great way to close out Christmas.
  11:59pm El Garrito~:

Nice programme... with lots o' real vinyl. Thanx
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59pm mariano:

Thanks Mike, take care y'all, happy Holidays!
  12:01am Chris Mas:

Yes thanks mike and Christian for a wonderful 3 hours.. made my Holiday
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