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Options July 18, 2011: Forward into the past, with a visit from The Left Banke

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Artist Track Album Label Format Approx. start time
Marissa Nadler  The Sun Always Reminds Me of You   Options Marissa Nadler  Box of Cedar     
Jolie Holland  All Those Girls   Options Pint of Blood  Anti     
The Smithereens  Keep On Running   Options 2011  E One    0:07:00 ()
Ladybug Transistor  Breaking Up On The Beat   Options Clutching Stems  Merge    0:10:38 ()
Alan Hampton  There's This Side   Options The Moving Sidewalk      0:14:15 ()
She's Too Insane  Baby Dream   Options One Centre Street      0:17:54 ()
Vetiver  It's Beyond Me   Options The Errant Charm  Sub Pop    0:21:35 ()
The Wyld Olde Souls  My Lost Way   Options Ensoulment  My Ge    0:31:58 ()
The Monkees  Shades of Grey   Options       0:41:21 ()
Buffalo Springfield  Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing   Options       0:44:40 ()
The Youngbloods  Get Together   Options       0:48:19 ()
The Association  Everything That Touches You   Options       0:52:40 ()
The Millennium  Prelude / To Claudia On Thursday   Options       0:55:57 ()

(Irene Trudel with The Left Banke's Tom Finn)

Live performance by The Left Banke and chat with founder Tom Finn and Producer Ralph Affoumado.
Legendary NYC baroque pop band The Left Banke is back on the scene with shows at Brooklyn's Littlefield July 20th, 2011 and in August at Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock. Original members Tom Finn and George Cameron joined forces with singer Mike Fornatale, Gripweed Rick Reil, Losers Lounge founder Joe McGinty and a few other pals. The band held court for Irene in WFMU's studio B on a very hot Sunday. Tom Finn, along with longtime friend, producer and arranger Ralph Affoumado, dropped by to let you hear the result and talk about The Left Banke's rich past, present and future.

(Ralph Affoumado and Tom Finn)
The Left Banke  Something On My Mind   Options       1:06:45 ()
The Left Banke  Pretty Ballerina   Options       1:14:29 ()
The Left Banke  Bryant Hotel   Options       1:24:18 ()

(George Cameron and Tom Finn at The Left Banke's performance at Littlefield, Brooklyn, July 20, 2011)
The Left Banke  Desiree   Options       1:36:47 ()
The Left Banke  Walk Away Renee   Options       1:46:02 ()

(Tom Finn and Paul Alves at The Left Banke's performance at Littlefield, Brooklyn, July 20, 2011)
The Left Banke  There's Gonna Be a Storm   Options Left Banke Too  Sundazed    1:52:06 ()
The Left Banke  She May Call You Up Tonight   Options Walk Away Renee / Pretty Ballerina  Sundazed    1:56:09 ()
The Left Banke  Goodbye Holly   Options Left Banke Too  Sundazed    1:58:23 ()
The Left Banke  Heartbreaker   Options Voices Calling  Bam Caruso    2:01:25 ()
The Left Banke  Sing Little Bird Sing   Options Left Banke Too  Sundazed    2:05:57 ()
The Left Banke  I Can Fly   Options Voices Calling  Bam Caruso    2:09:10 ()
The Left Banke  Dark is the Bark   Options Left Banke Too  Sundazed    2:13:24 ()
The Troggs  Love Is All Around   Options   Fontana  7"  2:26:13 ()
Tim Buckley  Pleasant Street   Options Goodbye and Hello  Elektra    2:29:10 ()
The Pentangle  Mirage   Options     7"  2:34:03 ()
The Byrds  She Don't Care About Time   Options   Columbia  7"  2:35:56 ()
Beau Brummels  Laugh Laugh   Options   Hi Oldies  7"  2:38:33 ()
Lemon Pipers  Green Tamborine   Options Green Tambourine: The Best of The Lemon Pipers  Buddha Records    2:41:23 ()
Status Quo  Pictures of Matchstick Men   Options       2:43:42 ()
The Kinks  Waterloo Sunset   Options       2:46:48 ()
Fairport Convention  Eastern Rain   Options       2:52:39 ()
Matt Bauer  Flowering Deer   Options The Jessamine County Book of the Living  Crossbill    2:56:00 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 7/18/11 12:07pm Listener Bill:

Jolie Holland, Yes!
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:08pm Richard from Venezuela:

Great start of the show. I like the Marisa Nadler's song.
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:09pm wildneil:

Cool, reminds me of Velvet Crush!!! Mitch Easter kind of vibe...behind a wall of sleep.....(about Suzanne Vega?)
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:10pm pierre:

coucou Irene !
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:17pm miketp:

hello irene left banke today?
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:18pm miketp:

i see left banke today terrific
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:30pm Mike East:

Hey Irene. Finally got around to watching "On the Beach" after your "post apocalyptic movie recommendation show." Geez, what a downer.
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:37pm v k:

@mikeEast - maybe stick to Neil Young album of same name, then....Ambulance Blues and Vampire Blues being 2 of my fav NY tunes
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:41pm Mike East:

I will definitely checkitout. Thanks v k.
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:44pm still b/p:

I knew it was "Shades of Gray" after two bars, although I ain't heard it in who knows how many decades.
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:47pm wildneil:

Hey, the Monkees ROCK...too bad their original songs they wrote and played was released the same week (and was eclipsed by ) as Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.....everybody disses the Monkees, but EVERYBODY knows their work...
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:54pm Van:

Greetings Irene, listeners
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:56pm zoot:

Yowza! I feel like I'm back in junior high (that's what we called it back then), filled with anquish, despair, and longing.
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:57pm Wild Neil:

Props to Irene for her magnificent musical taste!
  Mon. 7/18/11 12:57pm annie:

just had to come in here and say... wow... love this old stuff..
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:06pm Big Lunk:

Monkees! Thanks, Irene ... you are the heart of FMU.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:07pm Mike Fornatale:

  Mon. 7/18/11 1:07pm Poe Jerry:

Left Banke? Steven Tyler on drums?
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:08pm miketp:

ah so sweet
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:09pm Revere (Ringin' Them Bells):

Love that Bosstown Sound .... Ultimate Spinach ... Orpheus ....
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:10pm Mike Fornatale:

Holy crap -- I sang the wrong verse!!! Great start, Mike. Bonehead!! ;)
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:10pm miketp:

fever tree hp lovecraft
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:11pm Carmichael:

The wonderful Left Banke. Takes me back.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:11pm Listener Bill:

@Mike. It sounded pretty damn good even with the wrong verse
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:12pm J J:

Whoa. I had no idea The Left Banke reformed. How'd that come about?
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:13pm Mike Fornatale:

Littlefield: www.littlefieldnyc.com
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:13pm Van:

Sounding good to me too!
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:15pm miketp:

dont ever remember that tune getting air play back in the day. its a tune i can listen to over n over again
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:17pm Pete:

Great song! Great use of Lydian mode!
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:18pm Pidgemont:

Irene ... ask him about Steven Tyler's (from Aerosmith) early involvement. I'm curious about that story.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:18pm Bad Ronald:

"Pretty Ballerina" is an amazing tune.
btw - The Dickies do an excellent cover of it on Idjit Savant...
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:18pm Carmichael:

I also love Desiree and Walk Away Renee.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:18pm Carmichael:

Michael McKean (Spinal Tap) was also involved at one point.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:20pm drewo:

This is a wonderful session Irene. The Left Banke are all-time greats. Thanks!
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:20pm Edzo:

Alice Cooper does an excellent version of Petty Ballerina.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:27pm Dale:

I met Frankie from the fruit gum company a couple of weeks ago. Really nice guy, no pretensions that the music was more important than it was. They tour around still, him and another original member with some younger guys.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:29pm Joe R:

The Bryant Hotel looks like it was very close to the Brill Bldg and others in the area which had music studios, etc. My brother - a bass player in another band - claimed that he sat in part of the recording of "Walk Away Renee" in one of those buildings.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:32pm Mike Fornatale:

Ladybug Transistor at 8, LB at 8:45 or so.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:34pm ?:

The Bryant Hotel is now the Ameritania, apparently (45th + Bway)
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:36pm Joe R:

@?: I think you mean 54th Street?
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:38pm Carmichael:

  Mon. 7/18/11 1:40pm ?:

you're right, it's 54th. lysdexics untie!
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:40pm 1st P:

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  Mon. 7/18/11 1:43pm Sweeney:

I saw Stories play a Queens College as opener for Don Mclean. Was you guest in Stoies at that time. Thanks.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:50pm miketp:

the empty sidewalk on my block are not the same this line kills me
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:50pm postmanpaul:

Would have liked to have had some Left Banke vinyl on the turntable in the 70's here in the UK.... maybe a European tour is on the books....
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:53pm JJ Moth:

That sounded amazing chaps.
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:57pm miketp:

great job irene and the boys in the band.this was truely special. looking forward to getting the 1st 2 records peace
  Mon. 7/18/11 1:58pm Mike East:

I'm going to have Walk Away Renee in my head for the rest of the day....as I always do whenever Jonesy plays it on Sundays. What a great tune. Thanks Left Banke and Irene (and engineer)
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:00pm Van:

Thanks Left Banke
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:05pm Wild Neil:

Kinda like Foreigner!
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:20pm Maggie in Rock Tavern:

that interview was so great to listen to. just got tickets to the Bearsville show.
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:28pm Carmichael:

The Troggs. What a great song!
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:29pm dc pat:

yay Troggs
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:35pm Mike East:

I don't think I listen to enough Tim Buckley. Any particularly good records to recommend?
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:37pm Suzie:

Goodbye & Hello's good. There's one with a song called "The River" which is really nice. I forget the album title though.
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:40pm Mike East:

I shall google. Thanks, Suzie
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:40pm (mta) Tony:

Suzie, it's from "Blue Afternoon."
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:42pm Carmichael:

Irene, you're just knockin' 'em out of the park today! Great set.
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:45pm VCSIII:

I have my AM Transistor on the walk to Gradeschool.
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:46pm seang:

groovy man
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:46pm Wild Neil:

Brian Jonestown aspires to this...
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:48pm Detroit Mac:

Another one of those FMU days where I think my itunes has dropped the program and has defaulted to my own playlists. Wrong again. It is FMU!
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:49pm Joe R:

Waterloo Sunset - the most beautiful song EVER!
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:49pm jill:

where's the "like" button on this damn site?
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:49pm Listener Bill:

Odd fact: Status Quo placed 30 albums in the British Top 20 (including four No. 1's) since 1972, but only hit the U.S. album chart once
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:50pm SWami:

I heard the Mosquitoes do an acoustic version of Waterloo Sunset in 82-83 at Folk City. Sublime.
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:50pm dc pat:

  Mon. 7/18/11 2:50pm Listener Bill:

My favorite Kinks' song - Thanks
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:51pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Irene!!! Truly a day for us FMU Oldsters & kool young'uns.
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:53pm Brian in UK:

Don't know if you folks can get these programmes.
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:54pm glenn:

fairport doing joni.
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:56pm Mike Fornatale:

Back to the Left Banke for a second -- the cover story in the next SHINDIG (UK) magazine, out in late August/early September, is a Left Banke feature written by yours truly. http://www.shindig-magazine.com/
  Mon. 7/18/11 2:59pm Irene:

Thanks for that, Mike!

Thanks also for the live set with The Left Banke.

And Thanks everyone for listening!
  Mon. 7/18/11 3:00pm 12539:

Thanks, Irene.
  Mon. 7/18/11 3:04pm Van:

Great show, thanks Irene
  Mon. 7/18/11 8:23pm pAUL aLVES:

thanx for making it happen IRENE! :D you RoCK!
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