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Options April 20, 2013: Filling in for Michael Shelley... For every #1 hit, there's a #1 interview!


Every track played today has a corresponding interview conducted by Michael Shelley
with the artist or the band members! They can all be accessed through his archives right HERE!


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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Laughing Dogs  I Need A Million   Options The Laughing Dogs  Columbia  1979  LP  Check Michael Shelley's 5/9/09 archive!  0:00:00 ()
Flamin' Groovies  Headin' for the Texas Border   Options Flamingo  Kama Sutra  1970  LP  Check the 4/16/2011 archive!  0:02:32 ()
dB's  Neverland   Options   Albion  1982  7"  Check the 1/6/07 archive!  0:07:44 ()
Rich Kids  Rich Kids   Options Best of the Rich Kids  EMI  2003  CD  Check the 9/10/11 archive! 1978 track.  0:10:23 ()
Plimsouls  Who's Gonna Break the Ice?   Options Beach Town Confidential, Live at the Golden Bear 1983  Alive  2012  CD  Check the 11/6/10 archive!  0:13:18 ()
The Knack  Just Wait and See   Options Round Trip  Capitol  1981  LP  Check the 11/6/10 archive!  0:17:16 ()
Shoes  Okay   Options   Bomp  1978  7"  Check the 9/8/12 archive  0:20:10 ()
Knickerbockers  One Track Mind   Options The Great Lost Knickerbockers Album  Sundazed  1992  CD  Check the 3/27/10 archive! 1966 track.  0:22:30 ()
Dave Berry  Don't Give Me No Lip, Child   Options VA: The R&B Scene  Decca  1999  CD  Check the 10/6/07 archive! 1964 track.  0:25:19 ()
Remains  Let Me Through   Options   Sundazed  2011  7"  Check the 4/18/09 archive!
Live on the Ed Sullivan Show, 12/26/65
 
0:27:16 ()
 
Zombies  Is This The Dream   Options Zombie Heaven  Big Beat  1997  CD box set  Check the 8/4/12 archive! 1965 track.  0:38:50 ()
Honeybus  Girl of Independent Means   Options At Their Best  See For Miles  1989  CD  Check the 1/27/07 archive! 1968 track.  0:41:42 ()
Honeycombs  Something I've Got to Tell You   Options All Systems Go!  Beat Merchant    CD  Check the 1/5/08 archive! 1965 track.  0:44:19 ()
Byrds  Thoughts and Words   Options Younger Than Yesterday  Columbia  1996  CD  Check the 10/13/07 archive! 1967 track.  0:46:28 ()
Marshall Crenshaw  Run Back to You   Options The 9 Volt Years: Battery Powered Home Demos & Curios (1979-198?)  Razor & Tie    CD  Check the 4/23/11 archive  0:49:21 ()
Pezband  It Was Alright   Options Pezband  Passport  1977  LP  Check the 5/26/07 archive!  0:51:49 ()
Belle and Sebastian  You're Just a Baby   Options Tigermilk  Matador  1996  CD  Check the 7/7/12 archive!  0:54:25 ()
Merry-Go-Round  Gonna Leave You Alone   Options Listen Listen: The Definitive Collection  Rev-Ola  2005  CD  Check the 2/13/10 archive! 1967 track.  0:58:03 ()
Gary Lewis & The Playboys  Jill   Options VA: Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968  Rhino  2009  CD box set  Check the 1/20/07 archive! 1967 track.  1:00:27 ()
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie  On the Outskirts of Minitown   Options Soul Drums  Sony Music    CD  Check the 1/23/10 archive! 1968 track.  1:02:38 ()
 
Fireballs  Groovy Motions   Options VA: Get Ready To Fly: Pop-Psych From The Norman Petty Vaults  Big Beat  2007  CD  Check the 4/14/07 archive! 1968 track.  1:13:30 ()
Big Jim Sullivan  Tallyman   Options Sitar Beat  RPM  2002  CD  Check the 5/23/09 archive! 1968 track.  1:16:08 ()
Los Shakers  Acostumbro A Ver TV Los Martes 36   Options La Conferencia Secreta del Toto's Bar  EMI  2007  LP  Check the 2/10/07 archive! 1968 track  1:18:42 ()
Tony Hazzard  Fade Away Maureen   Options VA: Real Life Permanent Dreams - A Cornucopia of British Psychedelia 1965-1970  Castle  2007  CD box set  Check the 4/21/07 archive! 1969 track.  1:21:37 ()
Roy Head & The Great Believers  Easy Lovin' Girl   Options VA: Acid Visions: Best of Texas Punk & Psychedelic  Collectables  1991  CD box set  Check the 8/25/07 archive! 1967 track unreleased at the time.  1:24:15 ()
Turtles  Grim Reaper of Love   Options 20 Greatest Hits  Rhino  1984  CD  Check the 7/18/09 archive! 1965 track  1:27:33 ()
Love  Your Mind and We Belong Together   Options Forever Changes  Elektra  2001  CD  Check the 8/1/09 archive! bonus track from 1968 on CD.  1:29:26 ()
Joe South  Hole in Your Soul   Options Games People Play  Capitol  1969  LP  Check the 4/17/10 archive!  1:33:37 ()
Kippington Lodge  I Can See Her Face   Options Shy Boy: The Complete Recordings 1967 - 1969  RPM  2011  CD  Check the 4/14/12 archive! 1969 track written by Nick Lowe.  1:37:22 ()
 
Solomon Burke  Home In Your Heart   Options Home In Your Heart - The Best of Solomon Burke  Atlantic  1992  CD box set  Check the 5/15/10 archive! 1962 track.  1:43:57 ()
Searchers  Umbrella Man   Options VA: Fairytales Can Come True: UK Popsike from the Late 60's  Psychic Circle  2007  CD  Check the 12/107 archive! 1968 track  1:46:17 ()
Lulu  Without Him   Options To Sir with Love! The Complete Mickie Most Recordings  EMI  2005  CD box set  Check the 3/1/13 archive! 1968 track.  1:49:02 ()
Big Star  Way Out West   Options Live  Ryko  1992  CD  Check out the 3/26/11 archive! Track from live session on WLIR-FM (NY) in 1974.  1:51:46 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:03am SmokinJ:

Yippee!
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:04am dinatekno:

Great way to start the show! Caffeine is kicking in!!!
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:05am SeanG:

this song kicks ass
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:05am Nate K:

"Morning" Mike.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:08am Mike Sin:

Rollin', folks! Stay with me and make this a fun time!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:12am efd:

There are some days when this is my favorite dB's song.
  Sat. 4/20/13 11:13am Toddophonic:

Good start indeed. This might turn out to be almost as good as last week's show!
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:14am Parq:

Mike, how nice of you to drop by for breakfast. Ass-kicking opening set.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:14am ChrisB.:

A Michael Shelly themed show? Is this a contractual obligation?
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:14am Nate K:

I never really completely got the Rich Kids, but this song makes sense to me. Nice one.
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:14am Parq:

And I way dig the concept of today's show. What a lot of work you must have put in getting it together!
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:15am Parq:

Todd, almost.
  Sat. 4/20/13 11:17am timurf:

Mike Sin fill in yay yay yay
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:17am Stevel:

Mike Sin is preventing me from going anywhere today. I do not hate him for this.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:18am Mike Sin:

Freeform, folks! No contracts!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:20am Mike East:

Looking forward to this morning/afternoon. Gonna try to get out to the record shop, where they will hopefully be blasting WFMU. Will be tough with a baby in tow. Likely be limited to the upper stacks. Glad to hear you on the airwaves, Mike Sin
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:22am Parq:

Mike E, glad to know you are introducing your little one to the important things in life.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:22am SmokinJ:

Sooo sweet...
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:23am Mike East:

teach the children well, parq
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:23am Sonny Rickles:

I gotta go lookin for stuff at the San Diego Record Show but may have to wait till the show's over. Sounding great, Mike!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:25am Phelger Nank:

Shoes: so pedestrian
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:27am Phelger Nank:

Knickerbockers: they knicked their licks from the Beatles
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:28am glenn:

don't worry mike, there'll be plenty of women at the record store willing to look after your daughter so you can peruse the stacks. maybe you should bring a puppy too.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:28am Phelger Nank:

I'd like to chuck, Berry
  Sat. 4/20/13 11:29am Marmalade Kitty:

Lennon sound alike followed by ringo sound alike!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:30am Juke Joint Jonny:

Sixties punk rock sure takes the sting out of cleaning the house on a Saturday
  Sat. 4/20/13 11:35am Toddophonic:

Remains live at The Bell House in Brooklyn June 7th!
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:35am KP:

Mornin', Mike.
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:37am KP:

Phleger Nank, Shoes are pedestrian but they do have sole.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:39am Mike East:

@glenn - I've never actually seen a woman in the record store I go to. Just some weird dudes and punkass kids.
  Sat. 4/20/13 11:40am calzone!:

This guy knows his stuff! Give Mike Syn his own show!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:40am Mike East:

guess which one I am
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:43am Phelger Nank:

KP: Stop wagging you tongue all over the lace. You on uppers, man? Nobody treads on me.

Aglet!
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:45am Parq:

Mike E, better go with the puppy. No wait, bring rare back issues of "Creem" and stuff them in the stroller bag.
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:47am Parq:

That was weird. Is something wrong with my set up here, or was anyone else getting only one channel of that Honeybees track?
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:48am Phelger Nank:

Honeycombs: more like saccharine
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 11:50am KP:

My favorite Byrds song (sort of)! Thanks Mike.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:52am SmokinJ:

Go Marshall!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 11:59am DeemerDave:

That Belle & Sebastian riff sounds like it was ripped-off from Yes.
  Sat. 4/20/13 12:02pm frenchee:

Hi Mike Sin! Good to hear ya! xxoo
  Sat. 4/20/13 12:04pm frenchee:

psychedelic pSintastic!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:06pm Phelger Nank:

Pezband: journeymen throat-singers

Belle & S: Pop Goes the Twee-sel

Admittedly, this tune is Purdie good
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:08pm glenn:

i love belle and sebastian, and i'm not afraid to say it.
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 12:09pm KP:

Is it belle or is it sebastian who does it for ya?
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 12:10pm KP:

Phelger Nank, those comments convince me you are indeed a heel.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:17pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Groovy Motions! I love it when cowboys go psychedelic!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:22pm Phelger Nank:

Senor Phil Ramone
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 12:27pm KP:

see ya mike, frenchee.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:28pm Sigurdur:

420 is abit delayed in my land out of waiting/respect for a friend
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:32pm Phelger Nank:

KP: Any more lip, you're on, well, KP duty. And I'm packing a stiletto, so watch it.
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:33pm Phelger Nank:

Love Forever? Changes...
  Sat. 4/20/13 12:34pm EV_Grrrl:

Great show!
Avatar    Sat. 4/20/13 12:35pm dinatekno:

AWESOME!!!! LOVE!! Happy 420 AND Happy Record Store Day!!
  Sat. 4/20/13 12:35pm EV_Grrrl:

Where's Jumpy?
  Sat. 4/20/13 12:38pm dale:

best joe south song i never heard!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:42pm Phelger Nank:

Kippington Lodge? I'm Inn
  Sat. 4/20/13 12:48pm frenchee:

It's a little early for Jumpeeee.
  Sat. 4/20/13 12:49pm EV_Grrrl:

Umbrella Man!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:52pm Gaylord Fields:

So many people Michael interviewed have subsequently passed away; played on this show alone, Doug Fieger (The Knack), Big Jim Sullivan, Osvaldo Fattoruso (Los Shakers), Joe South, and Solomon Burke gave definitive and final-ish interviews on his show.
  Sat. 4/20/13 12:52pm David in ATL from NJ:

More than a great show, Mike! Enjoyed.
  Sat. 4/20/13 12:53pm Pdx pals:

Loving your gig out here on the west coast - scratchy throat and all! Ignore the jerks!
Avatar Sat. 4/20/13 12:54pm Gaylord Fields:

Agreed, David in ATL: a great concept expertly curated by Mike Sin.
  Sat. 4/20/13 1:00pm EV_Grrrl:

Hi Gaylord!
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