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Mike McGear  Leave It   Options
Merry-Go-Round, The  Gonna Fight The War   Options
Farmer Boys, The  Yearning, Burning Heart   Options
Prince Patridge  Get Back   Options
Jimmy Smith  The Cat   Options
Marshall Crenshaw  You're My Favorite Waste of Time   Options
Johnny Fortune  Don't Stay Out After Midnight   Options
Dave Dudley  Two Six Packs Away   Options
Little Milton  Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around the World)   Options
Dwight Yoakam  3 Pears   Options
Jerry Fuller  Hollywood Star   Options
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys  The New Ball   Options
James Duncan  Three Little Pigs   Options
Gwigwi Mrwebi  Keleketle   Options
Emitt Rhodes  Talks About Life   Options
Emitt Rhodes  She's Such a Beauty   Options
Travelin Troubadors  The Israelites   Options
Lefty Frizzell  Somebody's Pushing (live on radio)   Options
Sherman Evans  The Craze   Options
Johnathan Richman   Lydia   Options
Pete Best Four  I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door   Options
Beatles,The  Cry For A Shadow   Options
Conway Twitty  C'est Si Bon   Options
Fantastic Four  Can't Stop Looking For My Baby   Options
Owen Gray  Candita   Options
Muffs, The  How I Pass the Time   Options
Mark Eric  Just Passing By   Options
Charley Crockett  It's a Man Down There   Options
Soloman Burke  It's Been A Change   Options
Mama Sonic  Ella   Options
Strangers, The  Take The Time   Options
Del McCoury Band  That Old Train   Options
Leroy Washington  Don't Blame It On Me Mama   Options
Barreracudas, The  Promises   Options
Booze, The  Can't Stand Losing You   Options
Kermit Schafer  Mic Fright   Options
Kermit Schafer  Pork Solio Vaccine   Options
Kermit Schafer  My Hand Hit The Mic   Options
Kermit Schafer  Lousy Godiliea   Options
Kermit Schafer  McPeter's Funeral Parlor   Options

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CLICK HERE for Fountains Of Wayne Live from the Artists Den

CLICK HERE (if you dare) to watch "The Black Connection"

CLICK HERE to watch "Andrew Bird's Live From The Great Room feat. Jonathan Richman"

CLICK HERE for a NY Times piece on the lp "Casino Royale"

CLICK HERE to find how how you can make a guitar amp out of an old radio

The Boston public library are currently digitizing 100,000 vinyl LPs for anyone to listen to online, CLICK HERE to browse

CLICK HERE to hear Michael's new 30 minute mix for the debut installment of Lagniappe Radio

CLICK HERE for The Fab Four Archivist's "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a great piece called "Bernard Purdie ... did he really record with The Beatles?"

CLICK HERE for the multi part fascinating documentary about Dream Theater's search for a new drummer

CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for The Liner Notes Project

CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis Please Kill Me!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's Tinnitus!"

CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"

CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology, and who killed Kennedy!

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

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 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 a great piece on Better Records, whcih sells old lp pressings that sell for astronomical prices, e.g: The Police’s Synchronicity: $350

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 and Los Straitjackets or CLICK HERE to listen

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 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 to read "Phish Has Been a Band for Thirty Years Now and They Have Sucked the Whole Time" and then CLICK HERE to read "This Is What Happens When You Make Fun Of Phish On The Internet"

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 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 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

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CLICK HERE for a reminder that you have to be 恋のホワン・ホワン (or HERE, or HERE , or HERE , or HERE, or HERE!)

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 garbage. 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 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.

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

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Listener Baby:

Good morning, Baby. Good morning, Baby Jupe. Good morning, Baby Jordon up in HQ. Good morning, Baby Everyone. And back at Montgomery Street, good morning Baby Ruth!
Avatar 11:01am Hoboken Jack:

Good morning Michael, Ruth, Baby, Frank, anybody and everybody!
  11:01am P-90:

Can’t have enough Babies...
Avatar 11:03am Ruth Booth:

Good Morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Pauly from Clifton:

Good morning, Michael, Skeleton Crew, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

Paul's Big brother. I just found a sealed copy of his solo record. Think I'll leave it that way.
Avatar 11:05am Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Listener Baby:

Emphasis on Minus.
  11:08am juniper:

Good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What do you call this Country Rhythm? Two Step? Not a Shuffle....
  11:12am morphe':

Christy Moore's (Ireland) brother Kevin chose Luca Bloom.. never read or heard of
an explanation....
Kierkegaard often wrote under a different name so as to not be
pigeon holed...
  11:12am adam:

JD McPherson live streamed at 3 via Stageit
  11:13am pp:

from a few weeks ago, the mystery lazy record producer that only offered drugs is mentioned in Michael's interview with Emitt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Frank In Queens:

Hi Kids, sorry I"m late!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Frank In Queens:

Been listening is McGear though.
  11:15am egould310:

Pizzicato 5 sampled this. Cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh orginal! I know Cat from the James Taylor that's not that JT...
  11:18am clarke:

i'm late too - but i brought Funyuns!!
  11:19am morphe':

The BlueNote?
  11:20am rw:

Love this MC tune. Could listen to it all day long. Good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Hughie Considine:

Clarke, in the tie-in book to Dazed and Confused, Funyuns are listed as the favorite snack food of Fred O'Bannion (the noxious character played by Ben Affleck). Just FYI...
  11:20am pp:

from LA Record : "Since we’re plucking obscure names out of the ether, what was it like working with Curt Boettcher, the producer who worked with Sagittarius and the Millenium? What influence did he have on your sound?"
Emitt Rhodes: "He brought the drugs."
  11:21am Steve Harsh:

How were probably two dozen Marshall Crenshaw songs not for real No. 1 hits?
  11:21am pp:

Bette Midler's go-to song
  11:21am clarke:

ha ha - there was a guy in my freshman dorm at lsu that had a midnight snack of funyuns and milk!!! ewww..
  11:26am Dean:

Heard Jimmy Smith a number of times, once with Phil Upchurch. I don't recall Upchurch singing. Once, though, Smith had recently returned from a tour in the UK before playing at the Hollywood club where I heard him. He was under the weather and in a bad mood. We were seated at a table at center stage, just below Smith. Two drink minimum. When the server delivered my second martini, Smith advised me to slow down with the booze.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am myron feld:

The Dud. #1.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You Boettcher life ...
Yurp yer like my Saturday Morning Cartoons now...
  11:26am clarke:

in new orleans you can still get a liquor delivery - although that might happen everywhere in Our Current Situation?
  11:26am gf2002:

Was this song Dave Dudley's 7th day on the road?
  11:27am phat:

Good way to get my Saturday morning going, which has been slow so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Frank In Queens:

Avatar 11:31am Montmaster J:

Yes! Thanks!
  11:31am clarke:

bruce thomas - one of my favorite bass-line MAKERS of all time!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Shelleys & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Hughie Considine:

I'll be curious to hear the Bruce Thomas interview. Elvis was not particularly kind to him in his (lengthy) biography, although he said good things about his playing (how could he not?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Hughie Considine:

Herman Cain...didn't he serve on the Danville train?
  11:33am phat:

I need to get a copy of Bruce Thomas's Bruce Lee biography.
  11:33am clarke:

bruce is not too complimentary about declan, either
  11:33am morphe':

Is it a steiner Farm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

How many lives did the tick tock kids save? ...A medical question...
  11:35am clarke:

ha ha ha memorable flicks!
  11:35am adam:

I like that actor from kissing booth, Joey King
  11:35am GListener MW:

HA, I have to tell my dad the same thing all the time — “YES, you DID see X and Y! With ME!”
Avatar 11:36am Hoboken Jack:

Former Scientologist Beck
  11:36am P-90:

“Scientologist Beck”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Mike Sin:

Ha! I just said the same thing this week -- If the weather holds, school classes should definitely be held outside. Might as well do whatever can be done to reduce risk if some type of "real" school must happen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Lizardner Dave 2:

Not a great choice for a Marvel movie. Really only exists to set up the much better "Civil War".
  11:38am Tim In SF:

Your daughter sounds so smart. I guess it's been so long since I was in high school, maybe I forgot. I fall asleep in movies too. Enjoy the commentary and the music this morning.
  11:38am clarke:

is this the only dwight song with handclaps?
  11:38am GListener MW:

Yeah I would agree about Age Of Ultron. Doesn’t work as a stand-alone movie at all for me, only seemingly existing to put pieces in place for later
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am myron feld:

Nice article here about America's #1 DJ's other job:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wonder Woman D.C. ...
D.C. is WWII archetypes
- & Marvel be Cold War antiheroes & monsers ...nevermind...
  11:41am P-90:

@Michael: What years did you live in that place in Hollywood ?
  11:42am clarke:

we, the #1 Listeners, need to interview Michael Shelley at some point
  11:42am morphe':

That was an old hotel up on the Hill above Sunset? Amazing
  11:42am paul:

You want to see Scientologists? Come to Clearwater?
Avatar 11:42am Montmaster J:

We saw a good documentary this week...Cameraperson.
Avatar 11:43am Michael Shelley:

hmmm 1984 - 6ish
Avatar 11:43am Hoboken Jack:

I kinda loved the first Avengers movie but found Ultron merely ok. Beck was married to serious Scientologist Marisa Ribisi. He now denies he had anything to do with it (Scientology, not Age of Ultron), which has angered other "escapees" who feel he could help others by being honest about his experience.
  11:43am clarke:

did you happen to go see Walter Egan at Club Lingerie around then??
Avatar 11:44am Michael Shelley:

wasnt 21!
  11:45am clarke:

ah, my band opened that show
  11:46am morphe':

Aristotle taught (if historically accurate) outside - The Perepethetic Method... Was also accused of being a spy and walking around to make secret maps for the enemies of Athens???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& - freaking Disney owns Marvel now...
  11:46am phat:

Classic Big Sandy story.
  11:46am Dean:

clarke: What was your band? I never made it to Lingerie, because by then I'd wearied of the scene. But was just emailing a friend who asked me to remind him whom we heard at Beyond Baroque around that time. Was Kommunity FK.
  11:47am clarke:

my band at that time was dash rip rock - still trying to live that down, tho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Bootsie:

Big Sandy! I love Robert's voice.
  11:49am Dean:


Jello used to shop at my buddy's record store in Whittier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am spodiodi:

hi Michael Shelley an all!
sounding nice 8^)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Loves those vintage toons where whole orchestras or bookstores or gardens come to life !!
  11:50am clarke:

never met jello - i quit that band shortly after that west coast tour
  11:50am phat:

One of the last shows I saw before all this went down was Big Sandy. I remember his first US tour. Shit that was fun. We all stayed up all night that night, too. Lol.
  11:51am Tim In SF:

Hey spodiodi....good to see you
  11:51am morphe':

Clarke - someone posted some early phtos of Clay Pigeon and his Florida band so don't fret... One drove/passengered from Yellowstone to Red Rocks COlorado to see the Grateful Dead ( 1975) aged 14...13.5.. That is embarrassing
  11:51am clarke:

(i did see jello speak at the university of alabama, ha ha, but never talked to him)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am spodiodi:

hi Tim! likewise :)
Avatar 11:52am Hoboken Jack:

Hi Juniper, Greg, Mike Sin!
  11:52am clarke:

hmm..can you recall the name of clay's band?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Delores Telescope !
  11:54am morphe':

Clarke - Delerious ?????...something???
  11:55am morphe':

Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
Delores Telescope !
  11:55am Dean:

Delor*i*s Telescope. Not that I "remembered" it. Looked it up.
  11:56am clarke:

never hoid of 'em.
  11:56am phat:

Shit. I need to listen to those interviews.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

*Dolores ??
...Ahhh! Was searching for some podcast interview with Emitt I listened to
...was it - HERE ?! : D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning Jack!
  11:57am clarke:

yes, those interviews don't correlate with emmitt's music very much.
  11:57am Sean:

Oh danm, I tuned in too late to hear Jimmy Smith. :(
  11:57am clarke:

but they are fascinating!
  11:58am phat:

Rhodes's death bummed me out way more than I would have expected. But I remembered that I listened to that first album religiously, on a cassette a friend gave me, for months.
  11:58am Tim In SF:

Michael Caveat?
  11:58am clarke:

caveat emptor??
  11:59am nowheresville:

DT was based in St. Pete, Fl.
  11:59am juniper:

Link to three little pigs cartoon circa 1933!
  11:59am phat:

Trigger warning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Trigger Warning ?
  12:00pm clarke:

juniper - your record is OUTSTANDING!! a HUGE fan!!
  12:00pm Tim In SF:

@Clark... If I remember anything about Econ in college: caveat vendor-caveat emptor.
  12:00pm morphe':

Michael - why did this need a disclaimer????
  12:01pm phat:

I've heard worse bass solos
Avatar 12:01pm Michael Shelley:

bass solo!
  12:01pm phat:

Hell, I've played worse bass solos
  12:01pm clarke:

this is our concern, dude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ah - Disney 1933. How great is that wolf...
Deepest year of the Depression...same year as Kong - Dracula & Frankenstein also round then...
  12:04pm Dean:

"Worse bass solos"? Guilty as charged.
  12:04pm juniper:

Clarke! Thank you so much!
  12:05pm clarke:

it took a while for me to get my turntable back in order - but the pressing of Juniper record is GOOD!
  12:06pm P-90:

Wow! I’m a bit surprised that Disney hasn’t yanked that “Three Little Pigs” down off YouTube yet. It really is a classic, it was a huge success and helped propel Disney’s move into animated feature-length movies, and the song “Who’s Afraid of the Big.Bad Wolf” was one of the big hits of that year.
  12:06pm clarke:

yes i have two!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm spodiodi:

Juniper "Beast Kept Secret" is the song I've heard that I like the best! great tune :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Greg from ZONE 5:

I don't have a stylophone, but I did just dig up my old Magical Musical Thing from my parents' basement!
  12:07pm gf2002:

The only thing worse than a bass solo is an upright bass solo
  12:07pm clarke:

dang, i NEED one of THOSE!!!
  12:08pm clarke:

is that a Mattel product??
  12:09pm phat:

Richman is odd to talk to. Very kind but odd.
  12:09pm Rick A.:

I vaguely remember Belinda and Hova doing an odd interview with Jonathan Richman many years ago. He was "the patron saint of Greasy Kids Stuff". So there was much anticipation of the interview. Then he was kind of standoffish throughout the interview.
  12:09pm Sean:

the encyclopidia
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Stylophone on 'Space Oddity' yeah?
  12:10pm clarke:

yes - Mattel had some cool shit going on!!
  12:11pm Dean:

Met Pete Best in uptown Whittier!
  12:11pm clarke:

i think Space Oddity featured an ondioline
  12:12pm paul:

Beatles still feel guilty about sacking Pete.
  12:13pm davefromtoronto:

bernard purdie claimed to play the drums on this...
Avatar 12:13pm Michael Shelley:

$50 - www.ebay.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bad blood with Best. He pushed back. There were lawsuits & stuff. Beatles not the types to take that. Regrettable. Seems a good fellow.
  12:13pm phat:

Another stalker song. Lol.
  12:14pm clarke:

just added to my watchlist ---- pondering...
  12:14pm paul:

Pete released an album called "Best of the Beatles." Really
  12:14pm phat:

@davefromtoronto what didn't Purdie say he was on?
  12:14pm P-90:

Interested to see there’s currently a Stylophone re-issue that claims to be an exact repro of the 1968 original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Pete was steady but stiff. They got Ringo & just flew.
  12:15pm clarke:

oh - i have one P90 - look up urban outfitters that's where i got mine in n'hampton mass
Avatar 12:15pm Michael Shelley:

p-90 I gave juniper one - and it is the SAME
  12:16pm paul:

"Pete was a better drummer, but Ringo was a better Beatle."
Avatar 12:16pm Michael Shelley:

Paul, you would know!
  12:16pm gf2002:

I've loved Cry For A Shadow since I was a kid. But does anyone else thing this does not sound like George Harrison's lead guitar style?
  12:16pm clarke:

the reason why i have 2 stylo's is because the first one was vintage and the contacts were jinky
  12:17pm paul:

I think CFAS is a Lennon-Harrison composition.
  12:18pm phat:

I think I need a stylophone. I REALLY want an ondioline.
Avatar 12:18pm Hubig Pie:

This is kinda Dean Martin - esque
  12:18pm clarke:

while i am a huge Best fan, he was NOT a better drummer - i insisted on the '4 on the floor' approach to EVERY song. this was where he got into trouble.
  12:19pm clarke:

the difference in price is about four thousand dollars, phat
  12:19pm phat:

@clarke yes
  12:20pm egould310:

What do you know, Mike?
You know alot about music
And yes, that was country music.
  12:20pm clarke:

best insisted on using his kick drum straight through every beat instead of the 'normal' approach of other variations
  12:20pm DG:

"Cry for a Shadow" is the ONLY John & George composition. It's an homage to the Shadows, which is maybe why it doesn't sound much like George's later style (I always thought that too).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cry the only track credited to Lennon-Harrison - the Guitar players. A send up of The Shadows. They didn't have the guitars or amps they world get famous with yet - maybe John has a Rickenbacher... & in Hamburg they were leather wearing speedfreaks entertaining pimps & such all night long! Also meant though they had to play any kind of anything they could - which would serve them well later...
  12:22pm clarke:

george's style changed when he got a guitar that was easier to play - the gretsch was a revelation to george.
Avatar 12:23pm Hoboken Jack:

No I think they came back with a bad case of megillah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

But Pete was with them like two years - a fasinating formative period. Damn right I wanna hear him talk.
  12:24pm clarke:

it is ironic that, later, Pete Best taught himself how to break out of the 4-on-the-floor style, but also he didn't play drums on some of his later records
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Hughie Considine:

Calling Scaramanga from Live and Let Die!
  12:25pm clarke:

but pete best did NOT have four nipples as far as you know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Witch's Tests !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Hughie Considine:

Roger Moore deadpans, "What a titillating experience!"
Avatar 12:26pm Hoboken Jack:

Alexa says he has two nipples.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

*Witch's TEATS
  12:27pm clarke:

witch's tests, i like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm swivs:

The drummer in my band also has 4 nipples. He says he absorbed a twin in the womb. He also used to like wearing snap-button shirts and I enjoyed ripping his shirt open at parties. We remain friends.
  12:28pm P-90:

In medical speak we call those “supernumerary papillae” which just means: extra nipples
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm swivs:

P-90, that's not nearly as romantic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...she turned me into a newt...
  12:30pm Dean:

If this were a Drummer Stream show, I'd mention that Supernumerary Papillae was the name of my first band in high school.
  12:30pm clarke:

didn't Boettcher produce this?
Avatar 12:30pm Michael Shelley:

don t think so
  12:31pm Dennis Diken:

Avatar 12:31pm Hoboken Jack:

@swivs An in-womb twin is an important part of a nutritious breakfast.
  12:31pm clarke:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Pete was 4 On the Floor
- not on the chest
...this is how rumours start...
  12:34pm gf2002:

Harrison sounds like a better and more technical guitarist on Cry For A Shadow than he did on many of the Beatles albums, either he held back for the albums or his playing was better when he was learning licks from Tony Sheridan and playing those marathon gigs in Hamburg
Avatar 12:35pm mlsgrrl:

Was that a STYLOPHONE I heard on the Charley Crockett track? My grandpa had one of those.
  12:35pm gf2002:

After realizing I thought the lead didn't sound like George, I thought it may have been Sheridan himself playing that lead guitar on "Shadow"
  12:35pm clarke:

HQ is not relenting
  12:35pm gf2002:

The Wondermints have a great stylophone solo on a track from their Bali album too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Corey:

Hello Michael and listeners! Listened to that new Charley Crockett this morning. So good.
Avatar 12:37pm mlsgrrl:

@gf2002 I was amazed to learn stylophones were really used as instruments, I just used to mess around with it and make sci-fi sounds with it when I was a kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Is possible Harrison was back burnered by George Martin a small bit...When it came to Arranging the most important rekkiids ever (really) ...Harrison would get more resentful of being an 'economy class Beatle' - his words - as they went on & he became a Writer too & so on. He was good getting out & staying out basically...
  12:39pm clarke:

george was usually the reason they had to do so many takes - it took him a while to get up to speed while the others had their parts down, early
  12:39pm gf2002:

Yes! I think the ultimate well-known Stylophone track might be Space Oddity
  12:39pm 707:

there was a band in the late 60s called ' the food '. and for the life of me can't find anything on it.
  12:39pm clarke:

read up gf
  12:39pm Christina Low:

This may be an unpopular opinion, but I’m going to side with the Executive Producer today. Too warm to bake.
  12:40pm clarke:

miss low!!! what's on yer menu??
  12:41pm egould310:

2:41 am
  Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Eddy in Australia:

2:41am Sunday morning
  12:41pm morphe':

0241 local time Melbourne
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Interesting. George was on his - coming up in the session with Leads of quality for songs he didn't Write or Arrange....He was the Kid of the band after all!
  12:42pm clarke:

yeah where's eddy this "morning"??
  Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Eddy in Australia:

@Clarke Lurking!
  12:43pm clarke:

but, later mccartney is the one who would not hold the band up and overdubbed his bass after everyone left into the night
  12:43pm clarke:

aha - g'day mate!!!
  12:43pm morphe':

Michael - you are on live ...not the archive.. unless I am out of sync and consciousness???? 1842 Madrid = 1242 Tri-State/EST
  12:44pm McGroovey:

Sounds like the early Australian BeeGees (before they went to England), with a different lead vocalist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

* his own ...Beatles were not great Improvisers / Jammers - & got worse Live as Beatlemania because madder....
  12:45pm clarke:

yes but the repetition seemed to help george with his licks
  12:46pm MFlynn:

Yeah but Del and Steve Earle made one of the best bluegrass albums I’ve ever heard, “the Mountain”. Wish they did more!
  12:47pm clarke:

del did not like steve earle's foul language
  12:48pm gf2002:

I read Geoff Emerick's book too, and he was sometimes brutally honest about George's playing, especially when it came to solos. But I do think in Hamburg when all of them were playing non-stop, George may have been a better soloist than we hear on the 63-65 Beatles tracks because they stretched out more than they could on a 2 and a half minute pop song
  12:48pm MFlynn:

That’s what I heard. What a shame, they made great music together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Chop Scott:

Tape Op is great!
  12:50pm clarke:

oh, yeah - poor george was a GREAT player, but he was 1) not the quickest improviser, 2) intimidated by paul
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Emmerick some rep as a subjective kind of witness...
  12:51pm morphe':

Hurray for the Riff Raff play in the old school way .. one mike and in and out movements
Avatar 12:51pm Michael Shelley:

Seems like Geoff though George didnt like/respect him.
  12:52pm clarke:

and what i mean by 1) is that george took a few takes to get his shit together and the others were frustrated with him
Avatar 12:52pm Michael Shelley:

del on Steve "just not a nice guy"
  12:52pm egould310:

Barreracudas, hell yeah!!
  12:52pm morphe':

Clarke... SONNY BONO .. was said to be "...a very good singer but a very bad skier..."
Avatar 12:53pm Hackensack Slim:

This song is so good it needs to be covered. Juniper?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Spector speaking about All Things Must Pass said George would *never* sign off on a final take! If we want him as a Witness....
  12:54pm clarke:

i find it ironic that mccartney just took his instrument out of the equation while they were tracking basics. i mean, we reap the benefits, but i just think: poor george
  12:55pm morphe':

For after Mikey: Hurray for The Riff Raff in a church or mauesloum(sp?)
  12:56pm clarke:

like, george just needed a little more time to get his part and they were a bit impatient with george, and then paul just does something that george didn't have the opportunity to do, back when
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

McCartney control. Also not until they were using more tracks & overdubs...It's good to be the Writer! Ask Brian Jones....
  12:57pm Frank In Queens:

Great show Michael! Good driving music!
  12:57pm clarke:

brian was another guy who took a few takes to get going - and then not so much at the end, there
Avatar 12:57pm Hoboken Jack:

Thanks for another great show, Michael, Ruth, and Juniper!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'We got tired of being Paul's sidemen.' - John
  12:58pm clarke:

if you could just find it in your heart to play a little Stinkfinger!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Corey:

Thanks for the great show, Michael! Look forward to catching the first hour on the archives. Thanks Ruth for working the booth. Be well all!
  12:58pm morphe':

Thanks Mikey ......and all...
  12:58pm Steve Harsh:

Thank you Michael and FMU crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm spodiodi:

thanks, Michael Shelley!
  12:58pm clarke:

really good shew!!! ah ha ha. good nite.
  1:00pm CalZone!:

I guess Kermit Schaefer s bloopers were all fake news,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

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