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Options June 11, 2014: Interview with MIKE MYERS, director of SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON!

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Actor/director Mike Myers joins us tonight to talk about his newly released documentary Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon! The movie tells the story of, yes, Shep Gordon, who managed the likes of Alice Cooper, Luther Vandross and Pink Floyd before ushering in the culture of the celebrity chef through his work with Emeril Lagasse and others. Mike Myers tells the fascinating story of this legendary manager in his directorial debut; tonight he'll share that story, and the story of directing his first film, with WFMU listeners.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
alice cooper  school's out   Options school's out  warner bros  1972  Shep Gordon's best-known and longest-tenured client    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
teddy pendergrass  girl you know   Options tp  phila. int'l  1980  a one-time client of Shep Gordon    0:03:38 (Pop‑up)
blondie  atomic   Options eat to the beat  chrysalis  1979  a one-time client of Shep Gordon    0:07:12 (Pop‑up)
sammy hagar  red   Options s/t  capitol  1977  not a Shep Gordon client, but he appears in the film and I've been carrying this record around for weeks, so why not.    0:11:38 (Pop‑up)
kleeer  ride it   Options intimate connection  atlantic  1984  a one-time client of Shep Gordon    0:15:40 (Pop‑up)
alice cooper  clones (we're all)   Options 12"  warner bros  1980      0:21:00 (Pop‑up)
alice cooper  no more mr. nice guy   Options billion dollar babies  warner bros  1973      0:23:58 (Pop‑up)
mike myers  chats with efd   Options       Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon is now playing in NYC, LA and Toronto and opening in more cities over the next several weeks. Check your local listings!
  0:32:20 (Pop‑up)
alice cooper  hello hooray   Options greatest hits  warner bros        1:02:24 (Pop‑up)
uk subs  she's not there / kicks   Options 7"  gem  1979      1:05:58 (Pop‑up)
ex-cult  ties you up   Options midnight passenger  goner      *   1:09:38 (Pop‑up)
lost kids  cola freaks   Options 7"  sing sing    new vinyl reissue  *   1:12:44 (Pop‑up)
cock sparrer  working   Options shock troops/runnin riot in 84  step-1        1:14:51 (Pop‑up)
starbreaker  the sound of summer   Options 7"  chrysalis  1977      1:22:41 (Pop‑up)
icarus  the devil rides out   Options va-hello everyone: popsike sparks from denmark street 1968-70  grapefruit      *   1:25:07 (Pop‑up)
the both  milwaukee   Options s/t  superego      *   1:27:38 (Pop‑up)
ian mclagan & the bump band  love letter   Options united states      Check out his interview and performance on 3 Chord Monte yesterday!  *   1:31:46 (Pop‑up)
reigning sound  if you can't give me everything   Options too much guitar  in the red  2004      1:35:11 (Pop‑up)
miriam  questioningly   Options nobody's baby  norton      *   1:38:18 (Pop‑up)
the paul & john  long way back   Options inner sunset  mystery lawn      *   1:50:48 (Pop‑up)
marshall crenshaw  driving and dreaming   Options red wine ep  red river      *   1:54:00 (Pop‑up)
bart davenport  pamela   Options physical world  lovemonk      *   1:59:06 (Pop‑up)
the bongos  my wildest dreams   Options phantom train  jem  2013      2:02:13 (Pop‑up)
trans am  reevaluations   Options volume x  thrill jockey      *   2:16:29 (Pop‑up)
grauzone  eisbär   Options va-da, da, da, das war die neue deutsche welle  repertoire      *   2:20:01 (Pop‑up)
eno - hyde  the satellites   Options someday world  warp      *   2:24:05 (Pop‑up)
klaus johann grobe  schlaufen der zukunft   Options im sinne der zeit  trouble in mind      *   2:30:04 (Pop‑up)
the fabulous three  whitesands   Options va-the soul fire box set 1999-2003  truth & soul      *   2:34:28 (Pop‑up)
archie bronson outfit  cluster up and hover   Options wild crush  domino      *   2:39:48 (Pop‑up)
lecherous gaze  night's edge   Options zeta reticuli blues  tee pee      *   2:44:27 (Pop‑up)
mount carmel  whisper   Options get pure  alive      *   2:47:49 (Pop‑up)
the headless horsemen  it's all away   Options can't help but shake  resonance  1989      2:50:35 (Pop‑up)
ernie washington  lonesome shack   Options va-dj andy smith's jam up usa  culture of soul      *   2:54:42 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:03pm 12539:

It's the Return of the Evan Davies Funk Show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:03pm Cubicle Carl:

Kickin' it old school tonight and listening on the 24K Windows stream.
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:05pm V Priceless:

Hey E. Funk! Gonna be a classic program tonight with lotsa Alice tawk! Woo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:06pm Cubicle Carl:

It's interesting that Shep Gordon had such a diverse clientele.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:06pm Uncle Michael:

I heard Evan is interviewing Shemp. Is that true?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:07pm Irwin:

Looking fwd to the interview. Enjoyed the flick immensely. To learn more about Gordon, don't go to wikipedia. His page doesn't exist.
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:08pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Perfect first track for a June eve
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:08pm V Priceless:

nyuk, nyuk Uncle M!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:09pm Uncle Michael:

I learned earlier today that someone I know on another corner of the internet worked on this film in the bridge period between its inception and when Mr. Myers took over as producer.
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:09pm Holly in NC:

Hello efd and friends! May have to archive listen due to need to save battery for a.m. alarm. Power out due to honking storm and Duke Energy idiocy. But I will try, really want to hear interview!

Atomic :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:12pm Uncle Michael:

The red rocker!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:13pm CZECHANO:

I heard The Shep and Myers interview on Terry Gross, good stuff can't wait to hear some more deets. Myers called Shep a BuJew- Buddhist Jew
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:15pm V Priceless:

Sure wish I could corner Shep and try to solve the mystery of why Mike Bruce was not part of the "Super Duper Alice Cooper" doc!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:19pm T_Jay Pauli:

i jihad this 85 movie #the outcasts to see .. it van vait
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:20pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Loved the fullness of the guitar sound on early Alice records. M. Bruce
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:22pm phat:

holy crap. I haven't heard Clones in ages. Jesus I love this song.
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:22pm V Priceless:

@ LPB - I'm with ya on that! MB was/is quite the musician AND writer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:23pm Cubicle Carl:

I love this Alice song. Flush the Fashion is an underrated album. Actually not sure if it was rated at all. Not many people reference it.
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:24pm V Priceless:

Case in point!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:25pm Cubicle Carl:

@V precisely...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:26pm Stevel:

Just digging the hell out of the show so far and to come!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:28pm T_Jay Pauli:

it kinda makes me think of MBrooks
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:28pm P-90:

Hi efd and Funksters!
There's a great print interview out there somewhere with Bob Ezrin about producing records for Alice Cooper in the 70's...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:29pm Stevel:

Standing by. Baited breath. Shivering with anticipation, etc.
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:29pm P-90:

Standing by, Fearless Leader
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 9:30pm joe:

'ello folks
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:30pm V Priceless:

Hey P-90 been meaning to ask what your Gibson of choice is!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:31pm Danne D:

Hi EFD :)
Hi Everyone :)

Very exciting that you have Mike Myers on - I will add as a side note that as a Devils fan I am very happy that he has transferred the luck of the Maple Leafs over to the Rangers ;o)

Looking forward to the usual excellent EFD interview :)
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:32pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Did not know Shep ever managed Blondie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 9:34pm coelacanth:

olá efd and everybody.
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:37pm Danne D:

True Story - when I heard the story of Liechtenstein's national anthem (I was like 10) - I wrote lyrics to a national anthem and send them to Liechtenstein.

I got back a ton of cool stamps and an autographed picture of the Prince of Liechtenstein :)
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:39pm P-90:

Danne: Cool! Do you still have the stamps from Lichtenstein?
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:39pm Danne D:

@P-90 I'm sure I have them around here somewhere :)
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:40pm Danne D:

not quite sure where though - that was many many years ago. I be there's a box of childhood stuff with them in it :)
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:41pm bobdoesthings:

did this just start? Just turned on..
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:42pm Danne D:

about 4 minutes in
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:44pm courtneynoir:

Not gonna lie - I felt pretty cool riding my bike to that "Ride It" song earlier (just got home) ....
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 9:45pm bobdoesthings:

Thanks DanneD
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 9:48pm coelacanth:

Danne D that's crazy! ..I doubt i know of anyone else who can say that!
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:50pm P-90:

"...a living wake" -what an idea, well said, Mike!
  Wed. 6/11/14 9:50pm MoeLarryCurly:

Finally, Shemp gets some appreciation!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:51pm Danne D:

so random for it to come up in this interview :)

This is really great :)
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:52pm Danne D:

Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:53pm Loretta:

hi Evan..... really great show/interview tonight!! absolutely lovin' it!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:53pm Danne D:

"We Will Dine on Elk Meat"
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:54pm T_Jay Pauli:

im sure it will be pleasingly surprisefull, Myers always loved music .. we see it in all your films, and of course by the characters you had to be a punk rocker
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 9:59pm Danne D:

Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:00pm Danne D:

(oops that's Dallas - for Dallas listeners)
That's good for Bad Guy Zero :)
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:00pm Joe B:

great job efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:00pm Uncle Michael:

Nicely done, Evan. And thanks for sharing that with us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:00pm Alex of Chicago:

Really great, Evan. Thanks so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:00pm Stevel:


Nice work, great stories. Mike Meyers seems, as usual, to be a pretty swell guy. Hope he takes you up on the DJ opportunity.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:01pm bobdoesthings:

that was great!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:01pm Danne D:

This is better - New York - might be same link for all I know
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:01pm coelacanth:

wow What a good guy...both Mike and Shep.
Great interview!
  🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:01pm 12539:

Nice talking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:02pm steve:

excellent, thanks efd
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:02pm Danne D:

Fantastic interview EFD :)
Just so so good :)
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:02pm V Priceless:

Thanks for that, efd!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:03pm Loretta:

I agree with you all... totally great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:03pm coelacanth:

i always heard Alice Cooper was i pretty good guy. It makes sense then that he and Shep have worked together so long.
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:03pm P-90:

@efd: Well done, you squeezed (squoze?) the most out of that chat in the limited time frame you (and Mike) had to work with.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:04pm coelacanth:

P-90 This is true.
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:05pm phat:

A friend of mine edited Supermensch and I can't wait to see it. Great interview.
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:05pm courtneynoir:

Way to go EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:05pm efd:

phew!! Thanks so much everyone, I was keeping an eye on the comments as we were talking, really appreciate the support and kind words.
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:06pm trsh:

In Toronto

Glad to learn about the doc, here. Thanks. Great listening.
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:06pm courtneynoir:

"We'll hear another track from Alice Cooper" is something DJs should say more often ...
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:06pm Lonely Planet Boy:

Thanks, efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:07pm Stevel:

UK Subs! Awesome cover! I could probably put this on repeat for a day or so.

Alice Cooper is a part of my DNA. Love anything about him. this was great.
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:07pm nec23:

Hello, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:08pm coelacanth:

i play AC in my local pub and mostly everyone is into it...But no one else ever puts it on!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:08pm Loretta:

stevel, I agree 100%
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:09pm Holly in NC:

@Danne - It's the lyrics I want to see! :-) xo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:11pm Stevel:

If I didn't know better, I'd say this sounds like a celebratory, rockin' set! Wonder who's dancing in the studio?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:13pm Cubicle Carl:

That was great interview, Evan. Glad that WFMU found its way into a famous person's marketing orbit.
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:15pm Danne D:

@Holly - I can't remember them all - I do distinctly remember something "little Liechtenstein, it's so fine" being in there somewhere. Actually very possible I don't have a copy.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:21pm bobdoesthings:

Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:22pm T_Jay Pauli:

Thanks Evan for the interview and the punk .. good to go to sleep search ya tomorrow
  🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:22pm 12539:

Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:22pm Danne D:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:22pm Alex of Chicago:

Ah, yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:22pm Stevel:

Warm, muggy and a bit rainy here in Indiana. That's summer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:24pm Mike Sin:

Great job, great radio, EvanFunk.
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:25pm Droll:

efd, Nice work on the interview, he was so comfortable he slipped into his (thick) Canuk accent several times. Your CanCon experience really paid off again.
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:27pm Danne D:

and now Ted Leo :)
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:29pm gern blarnsen:

The Devil Rides Out: also a good 60s Hammer horror flick w/ Christopher Lee
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:29pm efd:

thanks Droll and thanks everyone for the great comments. Definitely the most nervous I've been doing an interview, but he made it pretty easy.
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:30pm trsh:

Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:30pm Danne D:

The First Place Blue Jays probably have him in a good mood :)
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:31pm Danne D:

I'm sorry I mean The Both.
I'm such a dumby sometimes :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:31pm Uncle Michael:

Sometimes phoners are harder than in person.
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:31pm Holly in NC:

Oh heck, I missed Starbreaker & the song I've been nudging @efd to play for 3 weeks now! Dang. Not that i can't play my copy, but it's far more fun to listen to with friends :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:34pm efd:

Holly!! I can't believe you missed it!
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:35pm P-90:

Nice George Harrison-y feel on this Ian McLagen tune
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:35pm Holly in NC:

@efd- I know, sorry :-(
But am enjoying Ian mcLagan VERY much.
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:36pm Holly in NC:

@efd and great segue :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:44pm Uncle Michael:

Have I been saying Ian McLagan's name wrong for 40 years?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:45pm Uncle Michael:

So embarrassing. Why didn't he correct me the first time?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:45pm coelacanth:

crap! i missed that. (i was playing with the dogs)
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:45pm Holly in NC:

Before I stop commenting so don't get kicked off boards, must say I thought Miriam (covering Ramones) was Johnny Thunders, a mistake I hope she might appreciate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:46pm Uncle Michael:

We took the car and drove to....Paramus?
  Wed. 6/11/14 10:46pm Lonnie C.:

Oh yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:48pm coelacanth:

wfmu gets ALL the stars!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:52pm efd:

it's very possible that I'm the one who said it wrong.

What up Lonnie C!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:55pm Stevel:

Holly: Don't stop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 10:56pm efd:

No one's going to kick you off this board, Holly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 10:57pm Honking Cockroach:

If she goes, I go.
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:59pm dB from Oakland:

Wow, this Marshall Crenshaw tune is lovely.
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 10:59pm Danne D:

:( Kings Lost
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:00pm Uncle Michael:

I need more Bart Davenport in my life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:02pm Stevel:

Uncle Michael: Mr. Davenport has requested that you respect appropriate boundaries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:05pm Uncle Michael:

Do I see a restraining order? I do NOT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:09pm Stevel:

Its people like you that tarnish the good name of stalkers everywhere.
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 11:09pm Droll:

efd, I thought Autotune was in your future, but maybe it's time just to hit the airhorn instead.
  Wed. 6/11/14 11:16pm Ignore Function:

I'm glad to hear Trans Am are still at it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:19pm Uncle Michael:

Evan needs an Airhornotune(tm).
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 11:20pm Danne D:

Thanks for yet another fantastic show - I'll be tuned in the car but checking out of the boards ;)

Have a good night everyone! :)
Bye Holly :)
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:28pm Jeff:

I hear Eisbär, and I'm all... is Ken back?

I'm liking this little last setlet.
  Wed. 6/11/14 11:29pm Holly in NC:

Best Trans Am song I've heard in years. And eisbear always a treat.

Honkin', if you stick with me I suspect you'll have lots of buddies to hang with when I'm not home as just lost huge chunk of drywall (dryroof?) where we shoddily patched prior wee leak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 11:30pm efd:

ha, thanks Jeff!
Avatar Wed. 6/11/14 11:54pm Droll:

Mount Carmel and Headless Horsemen, nice closer! Thanks efd, have a fun week yinz!
  🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:54pm 12539:

Even if you don't count Starbreaker, this was a great show. Thanks, Mr Funk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:55pm Honking Cockroach:

Holly. You know I'll never leave you. Not willingly at least.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 11:55pm efd:

thanks everyone! I hope you had as much fun as I did!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 11:56pm coelacanth:

Thanks Evan "Funk" Davies.
Great program!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/11/14 11:56pm coelacanth:

{...and i think that's a safe bet!}
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:58pm bobdoesthings:

great show EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/11/14 11:59pm Uncle Michael:

thanks Evan!
  Wed. 6/11/14 11:59pm P-90:

Special night!
Thanks DJ efd!
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