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

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Options August 20, 2011: Fillin' in for Terre T... with rum in the blender!
Atlantic City, NJ, 1939

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Tubes  White Punks on Dope   Options The Tubes  A&M  1975  LP  Check out the band doing it live HERE on the UK's "Old Grey Whistle Test" TV show in 1977.    0:00:00 ()
DMZ  First Time   Options Radio Demos  Munster  2011  CD  from 1976  *   0:05:05 ()
Kurt Baker  Why You Gotta Lie   Options VA: Power Pop-A-Licious  Beat Army  2011  CD  Here's a LIVE VERSION of the track filmed in 2010  *   0:07:58 ()
Astrobeats  Tight Jeans   Options   Screwloose Records  1982  7"      0:10:27 ()
Lovestruck  Lee, Bob & Lula   Options Will The Good Times Never End?  Bunny Hop  2010  CD    *   0:12:07 ()
Boys  Kiss Like a Nun   Options The Boys/Alternative Chartbusters  Dojo  1993  CD  from 1977. First two LPs on one CD    0:13:55 ()
Cherry Pops  Dein Haarschnitt und deine Gitarre   Options Wolken Zucker Himmel  New Lifeshark  2011  CD    *   0:16:04 ()
Black Lips  New Direction   Options Arabia Mountain  Vice  2011  CD  Check out the promo video for this song right HeRe!  *   0:19:03 ()
Sorrows  Bad Times Good Times   Options Bad Times Good Times  Bomp!  2010  LP  recorded in 1980 but with a new mix. The "trailer" for the latest release is RIGHT HERE!    0:21:29 ()
Ettes  I Stayed Too Late   Options Wicked Will  Krian  2011  CD  LIVE on the Cherry Blossom Clinic right HERE!  *   0:23:48 ()
 
Bob Seger System  Lucifer   Options Mongrel  Capitol  1970  LP  Vintage 1970 TV clip is right over here!    0:34:04 ()
Osmonds  Hold Her Tight   Options The Best of The Osmonds (20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection)  Polydor  2002  CD  From 1972. Check out the brothers doing it live in West Germany in 1972 right HERE!    0:36:25 ()
Sir Lord Baltimore  Hard Rain Fallin'   Options Kingdom Come  Universal Special Markets  2009  LP  from 1970. 180 gram vinyl reissue of the band's first LP on Mercury.    0:39:37 ()
Ivan Julian  A Young Man's Money   Options The Naked Flame  Fill in the Blank/00:02:59  2011  CD  Played live on Terre T's show! Hear the archive HERE!
Playing the Bell House (Brooklyn, NY) on 8/26 and Maxwell's (Hoboken, NJ) on 8/27 with Deniz Tek (from Radio Birdman) on the bill!
 
*   0:42:23 ()
Radio Birdman  What Gives?   Options Essential (1974-78)  Sub Pop  2001  CD  1977. Deniz Tek plays live on Joe Belock's "Three Chord Monte" show on 8/25!
Playing live with Ivan Julian! (See dates above!)
 
  0:45:02 ()
The Models  Man of the Year   Options   Step Forward  1977  7"  w/ Marco Pirroni, later of Adam and the Ants    0:47:25 ()
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages  Stop Trying to Break Me Down   Options Savage Kings  Munster  2011  CD    *   0:50:06 ()
Birds  Dust in My Pants   Options VA: The Clarion Call ... R&B Mod and Pop-Psych From Down Under  RPM  2003  CD  from 1970. Australian! (NOT the UK band featuring Ron Wood.)    0:53:09 ()
 
Kenny  Fancy Pants   Options VA: Dynamite: The Best of Glam Rock  Repertoire Records  1998  CD box set  From 1974. HERE is an awesome 1975 video from "Top of the Pops"!    1:06:42 ()
Bilbo Baggins  Saturday Night   Options   Polydor  1974  7"      1:10:04 ()
Nick Gilder  Roxy Roller   Options You Know Who You Are  Chrysalis  1977  LP  Originally cut by Nick Gilder's previous band "Sweeney Todd" -- thanks EFD and (mta) Tony on the comments section for helping with my memory lapse!    1:12:35 ()
Flame  Big Wheel Turning   Options VA: Velvet Tinmine: 20 Junk Shop Glam Ravers  RPM  2003  CD  From 1977    1:15:21 ()
T. Rex  Mad Donna   Options Tanx  Fat Possum  2011  CD  CD reissue of 1973 LP.  *   1:18:52 ()
Liverpool Echo  No Not Again   Options Liverpool Echo  Rev-Ola  2005  CD  From 1973    1:21:07 ()
Wrong Words  What Went Wrong?   Options   Trouble in Mind    7"  playing live on Evan "Funk" Davies' show on 8/24! Check out the official VIDEO for this track.  *   1:23:05 ()
Grateful Dead  Cream Puff War   Options Grateful Dead  Warner Bros.  1967  LP      1:25:34 ()
 
Blue Mink  Jubilation   Options VA: Shindig! The Gospel According to Shindig! Choice British Delights, 1966-1974  Sanctuary  2005  CD  from the band's 1972 album "A Time of Change"    1:37:03 ()
Los Tios Queridos  Por eseo vuelve, por favor   Options VA: !Chicas! Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974  Vampisoul  2011  CD  from 1972  *   1:41:00 ()
P.P. Arnold   A Likely Piece of Work   Options VA: Get Ready: UK Floor Fillers Vol. 3 - 20 Blue-Eyed Soul Gems 1966-71  Psychic Circle  2007  CD  1970    1:43:58 ()
The Clefs Of Lavender Hill  So I'll Try   Options Stop! Get a Ticket  Wounded Bird Records  2010  CD  from an unreleased 1967 LP    1:46:18 ()
Twilighters  Nothing Can Bring Me Down   Options VA: Texas Flashbacks: 95 Nuggets From the Lone Star State Volumes 1-6  Psychic Circle  2010  Boxed set  1968    1:48:30 ()
The Bold  Gotta Get Some   Options VA: Pebbles Vol. 10: Original '60s Punk & Psych Classics  AIP  1996  CD  1966    1:50:52 ()
Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills  You Don't Love Me   Options Super Session  Columbia    CD  from 1968    1:53:15 ()
 
Black Hollies  Benevolent Beacon   Options b/w Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat  Claw & Globe    7"    *   2:04:07 ()
Caravan  Grandma's Lawn   Options Caravan  Verve Forecast  2002  CD  from 1968. Stereo. This CD compiles both mono and stereo versions of the LP.    2:08:44 ()
Kippington Lodge  I Can See Her Face   Options Shy Boy: The Complete Recordings 1967 - 1969  RPM  2011  CD  from 1969, Featuring Nick Lowe and Brinsley Schwarz  *   2:12:07 ()
Amboy Dukes  More and More   Options VA: Rare Mod Volume 2: A Second Volume of 60s Underground Rhythm 'n' Blues, Psych & Soul  Acid Jazz  2009  CD  from 1969. Unreleased at the time. UK band -- NOT the US combo featuring Ted Nugent.    2:14:22 ()
Albert Band  Ella Tiene el Cabello Rubio   Options VA: The Spanish Trip: 23 Obscure Freak Artifacts From the Spanish Underground Scene  Bang!  2005  CD  from 1970    2:17:11 ()
Dennis Diken With Bell Sound  The Sun's Gonna Shine in the Morning   Options Late Music  Cryptovision  2009  CD  Go see Dennis and his band (featuring Dave Amels) tonight in Morristown. Visit www.MorrisMuseum.org for details. Enjoy!    2:19:46 ()
Gene Clark  One in a Hundred   Options Roadmaster  Demon  1986  CD  From 1973 -- LP compiled from various unreleased recordings made in 1970 through 1972. This track features all five original members of the Byrds.    2:22:55 ()
 
Left Banke  Desiree   Options Left Banke Too  Sundazed  2011  CD  From 1968. The Left Banke "Redux" playing at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY tonight!  *   2:32:56 ()
Mortimer  Dedicated Music Man   Options Mortimer  Philips  1968  LP  From NYC.    2:35:30 ()
Katch 22  Pumpkin Mini   Options It's Soft Rock & Allsorts  Rock in Beat  2004  CD  CD reissue of 1968 LP plus bonus tracks.    2:38:59 ()
The Knack  Time Time Time   Options The Londoners/The Knack  no label    CD  1965. (NOT the late '70s Knack from California.)    2:41:30 ()
West Coast Delegation  Mr. Personality Man   Options VA: Piccadilly Sunshine, Part Four -- British Pop Psych and Other Flavours 1967-1969  Past & Present  2010  CD  1967    2:44:10 ()
Untamed  Gimme, Gimme Some Shade   Options Gimme Gimme: Singles and Unreleased Rarities 1965 - 1966  RPM  2001  CD  1965    2:46:50 ()
Bad Seeds  A Taste of the Same   Options VA: Garage Beat 66: Vol. 5: Readin' Your Will  Sundazed  2005  CD  from 1966. Right over HERE is a clip of the band performing on a local Texas TV show called "Teen Time" in the mid-'60s.    2:48:57 ()
Karen Verros  You Just Gotta Know My Mind   Options VA: Destroy That Boy! More Girls With Guitars  Ace  2009  CD  1965    2:51:36 ()
The End  Cardboard Watch   Options Introspection  Decca    CD  1969    2:53:25 ()
 

Listener comments!

  Sat. 8/20/11 3:06pm Jay/ London:

very good start :)
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:08pm Jay/ London:

hey like the picture are the people thinking they can now swim without hats on lol
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:09pm efd:

Prairie Prince is criminally overlooked in most discussions of great rock drummers.
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:16pm pygmy delyte:

the tubes aint bad shit kick things off with, always liked the Mondo Bondage-album (and that´s it basically..)
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:17pm fred:

Cori, are you around? How did the interview go this week?
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:34pm hamburger:

quite liked that tubes track - never heard of them before
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:39pm Marmalade Kitty:

Hi Mike, good to hear you!
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:40pm pygmy delyte:

aha, sorted things out.. my lp-player broke down years ago, havent heard it since. First album called The tubes, with White punks on it? (doing it oldschool, cant be bothered to Goog)
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:42pm Marmalade Kitty:

I've got a feeling we're going to be spoiled rotten with tunes tonight..
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:51pm hamburger:

I agree with MK - holy sheet that Ivan Julian was amazing
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:52pm tomB:

Wait, we're still on the 1st tune.... Tubes perform @BB King's, NYC 8/22. As I understand it, Trey Sabattini is filling in for Prairie Prince. But Prince is otherwise still active w The Tubes. PS @hamburger, Prairie Prince has performed w your namesake, Neil.
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:55pm nick k:

love this station amazing rock....
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:56pm fred:

Don't sulk it if didn't go your way Cori, it should have. I hope you're out partying instead, but I'll be sulking for you otherwise. Until Keili's show that is, no sulking for me during her show
  Sat. 8/20/11 3:59pm pygmy delyte:

agree with nick k, found this gem-of-a-radiostation about two weeks ago and listen allt the time.. excellent stuff, and it beats any radio, anytime in sweden!
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:00pm Mike Sin:

Thanks for listening everybody! I appreciate the comments.
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:01pm hamburger:

woa, from wikipedia about Neil Hamburger: In August 2010, Hamburger appeared on the Alternative Stage at the Reading Music Festival in the UK, where his entire set was booed and derided by the capacity crowd, with chants of "You're shit and you know you are!". As the set progressed bottles and other projectiles were hurled at Hamburger, before he was finally shouted off.
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:02pm nick k:

mike sin, should be mike savior, saved my day....
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:13pm Frenchee:

He *does* make the day special...
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:17pm efd:

Nick Gilder! Whoo!
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:30pm Frenchee:

the Grateful Dead, woo-hoo!
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:31pm keef:

this is the dead???? this is cool
this shows drugs are bad!!!
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:31pm pygmy delyte:

loving the dead! great band, really
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:32pm tomB:

Truly the best Dead Lp. On a whim I bought this remastered vinyl. My best purchase on Record Store Day.
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:34pm pygmy delyte:

seven and seven, never thought of that before, but you may have a point, nice..
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:34pm efd:

Thanks Mike! You're in! Wrong Words are also playing at Bruar Falls tonight, and in Philly tomorrow night!
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:36pm (mta) Tony:

Sorry, I tuned in late and missed the beginning of Mike's discussion on early Seger System availability, but if it's any help, each of the "System" albums have been officially released on CD; I know, because I bought them all (Back in '72, Brand New Morning, Mongrel, Noah, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, Seven, Smokin' O.P.'s, Early Vol. 1, etc.). However, they were only available in Europe. As always, I'm happy to share 'em.
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:36pm ?:

digipak?
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:37pm efd:

Sweeney Todd!
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:40pm (mta) Tony:

Sweeney Todd (from Canada) is correct, Nick Gilder's first.
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:56pm pygmy delyte:

@mike: Twilighters, what year is this?
  Sat. 8/20/11 4:56pm pygmy delyte:

nevermind:)
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:00pm Frenchee:

Hey Pygmy, sorry about that, was mixing the drinks...
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:06pm pygmy delyte:

no rush, take your time as long as you keep the music! and no rush as in no rush but-maybe-a-passagetobangkok liveversion, cheers!
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:15pm tomB:

Thanx for Super Session; perhaps overated then, but underated now.
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:20pm Danne D:

Yay Mike Sin :)
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:25pm Danne D:

Yay Dennis Diken with Bell Sound :)
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:27pm Frenchee:

Mike' Dennis Diken CD is all autographed 'n' stuff...looks v. cool
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:28pm (mta) Tony:

tomB, interesting observation. I got a GOLD PLATED CD of Super Session! Remember when they were getting released like that?
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:28pm Frenchee:

er, Mike's
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:30pm Danne D:

Frenchee?!? On the air?!?

Yay Frenchee :)
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:30pm John W.:

¡Mas rock en español! ¡Por favor Papí Pecado!
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:33pm David:

Really enjoying your show, Mike.
Great sounds.
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:37pm hamburger:

we are having a good time!

hey Danne D! who you rooting for in the hull-less premier league this season :)
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:44pm Danne D:

Grrrrrrr hamburger :( My poor Tigers :(
I always pull for WIgan to stay up. Wouldn't mind seeing the Welsh team stay up as well.
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:44pm tomB:

@Frenchee: caught you channeling Gaylord again-- soulstice
@Mike: thnx for details on both Gene Clark &L.Banke. Anyone who can should attend that show (everyone else go see Dennis, he knows everything about the recording of every song)
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:46pm Frenchee:

I absolutely cannot help channeling Gaylord
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:47pm hamburger:

(swansea - ou. that be a miracle / wigan should be okay :)
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:50pm Joltz:

Supersession was 1968, not 1967.
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:51pm Danne D:

I think it'll be a tough job for both of 'em hamburger. Shame that Liverpool won today - my coworker is a big fan
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:55pm Richard from Venezuela:

Hello Mike and all the listeners.
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:56pm Frenchee:

thanks Joltz, we'll take that under consideration
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:56pm Danne D:

Hola Ricardo :)
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:56pm Frenchee:

Hi R from V!
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:57pm Richard from Venezuela:

Hi Danne D and Frenchee.
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:57pm hamburger:

aye - this season looks like it'll have some surprises / football/'soccer' talk aside..


this has been an awesome show Mike Sin!
  Sat. 8/20/11 5:59pm Danne D:

Thanks for a fantastic show Mike :)

Have a great day everyone :D
  Sun. 8/21/11 4:01pm Jennifer:

Love that Albert Band song!
  Tue. 8/23/11 4:46pm Ajax:

No way, we listened to a lot of this stuff in the caro on our 3 hour wfmu spirit quest on Sunday! Weird. Roxy Roller, Gene Clark, Kippington Lodge, Sir Lord Baltimore!
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