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

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments New Approx. start time
James Gang  Laguna Salada   Options Greatest Hits  MCA  CD  1970. From the movie "Zachariah."    0:00:00 ()
Curiosity Shoppe  Baby I Need You   Options VA: The Psychedelic Scene: 25 psychedelic classics digitally remastered from the original master tapes  Deram  CD  1968    0:02:08 ()
Gods  Radio Show   Options Genesis  Parlophone  LP  1968. Mono mix. Record-Store Day re-release.  *   0:05:20 ()
Pink Floyd  Remember Me   Options 1965: Their First Recordings  Parlophone  7"  New six-song, double-vinyl EP of earliest recorded tracks.  *   0:08:24 ()
Quotations  Cool It   Options VA: Floor Filler Killers - New Directions, Volume 3  Past & Present  CD  1968    0:11:01 ()
Tears  Rat Race   Options VA: Le Beat Bespoke 6 - 20 Tailor Made Cuts  Detour Records  CD  1968  *   0:15:55 ()
Pussycats  I Want Your Love   Options VA: Looking Good - 75 Femme Mod Soul Nuggets  RPM  CD box set  1965    0:18:25 ()
8th Wonders of the World  Who Cares   Options VA: Grains of Time  Makin' Waves  CD  1968    0:20:33 ()
Unrelated Segments  Story of My Life   Options VA: Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-68  Rhino  CD box set  1966    0:22:55 ()
Roulettes  You Don't Love Me   Options Russ, Bob, Pete & Mod  Edsel  LP  1964    0:25:46 ()
Andy Williams  House of Bamboo   Options VA: Blow Up A Go-Go!: Dancefloor Classics From The Legendary Blow Up Club  V2  CD  1960    0:37:04 ()
Colin Blunstone  Say You Don't Mind   Options One Year  Epic  LP  1971    0:39:07 ()
Pet Clark  Lover Man   Options These Are My Songs  Warner Brothers  LP  1967    0:42:49 ()
P.F. Sloan  Karma (Study Of Divinations)   Options c/w I Can't Help But Wonder, Elizabeth  Dunhill  7"  1967    0:45:45 ()
Bee Gees  The Earnest Of Being George   Options Horizonal  ATCO  LP  1968    0:49:17 ()
David Ruffin  I Want You Back   Options David  Hip-O  CD  1971    0:51:48 ()
Badfinger  I'll Be the One   Options No Dice  Capitol  CD  1971. bonus track on first CD reissue of 1970 LP    0:54:36 ()
Curtis Mayfield  Wild and Free   Options Curtis  Curtom  LP  1970    0:57:24 ()
Lucas and the Mike Cotton Sound  Step Out of Line   Options VA: Doin' the Mod, Vol. 5 - That Driving Beat  Sanctuary  CD  1967    1:00:53 ()
Otis Redding  Day Tripper   Options VA: The Stax/Volt Revue: Hit the Road Stax, Volume 3 - Live in Europe  Fantasy  CD  Live, March 1967    1:03:39 ()
Blue Things  Orange Rooftop of Your Mind   Options c/w One Hour Cleaners  RCA  7"  1967    1:17:43 ()
Jake Starr & the Delicious Fullness  Ognir's Nut Gone Frosted Flaykes   Options Tastes Good!  AM  LP  2014  *   1:20:26 ()
Paul Revere and the Raiders  Rain, Sleet, Snow   Options A Christmas Present... and Past  Columbia  LP  1967    1:22:58 ()
Butterscotch Cathedral  Loud Heavy Sun   Options The Butterscotch Cathedral  Trouble In Mind  LP  2015  *   1:25:43 ()
Lovin' Spoonful  It's Not Time Now   Options Daydream  Kama Sutra  LP  1966. Mono mix    1:27:39 ()
Kinks  Dreams   Options Percy  Castle  CD  1971    1:30:23 ()
Peter Stringer-Hye  Throw Away the Day   Options Four-song vinyl EP  Trobled In Mind  7"  2015  *   1:34:08 ()
Illusions  City of People   Options VA: Back From The Grave Part 2: Garage Punkers  Crypt  CD  1965    1:38:23 ()
Outta Sorts  Feeling Difficult   Options Four-song vinyl EP  Outta Sorts  7"  2015. Featuring Johnny V of the Vendettas.  *   1:40:45 ()
Sly & the Family Stone  Plastic Jim   Options Life  Epic  LP  1968    1:42:55 ()
Baby Shakes  Hello Hello   Options The First One  Douche Master  LP  2008. Playing here live tonight at Monty Hall with Wyldlife and the Real Kids!    1:51:18 ()
Kim And Grim  You Don't Love Me   Options VA: Pebbles Volume 1  ESD  CD  1966    1:53:37 ()
Dick Dale and His Del Tones  Hava Nagila   Options c/w King of the Surf Guitar  Capitol  7"  1963    1:55:53 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:01am Marc Francis:

Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:02am Marc Francis:

It's official. Saturday has begun. So says Mike Sin with his very first song.
  Sat. 12/12/15 11:03am V Priceless:

Hi Mr Sin! Rock!
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:06am Sonny Rickles:

Very nice so far! Good morning Mike!
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:07am SmokinJ:

Nice surprise! Mornin' Mike! 8-)
  Sat. 12/12/15 11:08am John W.:

Saturday Rock City is already here! Saturday Rock City is with Mikey Sin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 11:12am Miss Mailas:

Glad to see you back here, Mike! Good morning, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 11:13am Santos L. Halper:

Great start Mike. Zacharia! : )
Was listening to the Fringe Factory premium this week and noticed a song called Optical Sound; your inspiration?
  Sat. 12/12/15 11:13am P-90:

Happy Saturday Mike, thanks for filling in.
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:13am Marc Francis:

Good morning Miss Mailas!!! And everyone else!
  Sat. 12/12/15 11:14am Stuart Rose:

I tell you, Mike, when it comes to garage rock, power pop, and hard driving psychedelia, no jock on FMU has better ears than you.

Where's your regular slot?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 11:17am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I like to say - Mike Sin can drop a Volume of Nuggets on demand.
...Where's his 24/7 stream ?
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:18am SmokinJ:

Mike plays the stuff my brain screams for! 8-)
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:23am Marc Francis:

Damn son. You are on fire.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 11:24am Miss Mailas:

  Sat. 12/12/15 11:26am Stuart Rose:

I like your idea for a Sinn 24/7
  Sat. 12/12/15 11:39am Mark R.:

I only heard this "House of Bamboo" nuthouse for the first time about a year ago. I was like, "OMG this is probably the greatest song ever recorded!" Thanks for sharing it with an unsuspecting world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 11:43am Miss Mailas:

Agreed, Mark. That song is very, very special indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 11:44am Brian in UK:

Hello Mike. My favourite Roulettes track used to be 'Long Cigarette'. Sill is, I guess.
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:44am Sonny Rickles:

A Pet Clark song?! Love it!
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:45am Todd-o-phonic:

A lot of us first heard The Roulettes via the "Long Cigarette
inclusion on the My Generation comp. Great job as always Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 11:48am Brian in UK:

@Todd I remember it when it was released. I think they were Adam Faith's backup band. Ever heard his song 'Green Finger'? A belter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 11:53am Mike Sin:

Folks! Thanks for joining in and commenting! Wish I could but I just don't have the skillz to multi-task!
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 11:56am Mailman Tom:

Hey, great to hear you again, Mike !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 11:59am Gaylord Fields:

Just answering "present" for roll call here at the Mike Sin/"The Long Cigarette" Appreciation Society.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 12:03pm Gaylord Fields:

@Brian in UK: "I Don't Need That Kind of Lovin'" is the winner for me in the Adam Faith/Roulettes pairing.
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 12:06pm David Shortell:

I'm perusing the playlist and noticed "Zachariah". I first heard of the movie just last Sunday on David Ossman's birthday. The Firesign Theatre wrote it, based on Hesse's "Siddhartha". I saved it on my youtube "Watch Later" list:

Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 12:08pm David Shortell:

It looks like Andy Williams' "House of Bamboo" came out after the Samuel Fuller film of the same name. Probably no connection, right?
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 12:18pm David Shortell:

Nelson Muntz takes issue with Mike Sin concerning Andy Williams:

  Sat. 12/12/15 12:20pm Nate K:

Jogging to Optical Sound like all true rockers do.
  Sat. 12/12/15 12:22pm tadpoles:

Agree Mike, that Colin Blunstone version was, to put it in a phrase from the time, terrific!

And how come that Pink Floyd EP is available only in such limited numbers to make it $300 on eBay? To put it in a phrase from the time - pathetic!
  Sat. 12/12/15 12:24pm SeanG:

hot damn this is good
  Sat. 12/12/15 12:30pm V Priceless:

Yay Kinks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 12:32pm Julie:

hey you're playin my boys
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 12:32pm Julie:

from Percy no less!
  Sat. 12/12/15 12:33pm dennis diken:

jolly good show Mike! you just played one of my fave Spoonful tracks, thanks! hope to see y'all at the Spoonful trib we're reprising at Bowery Electric Jan 6!
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 12:35pm Marc Francis:

This song is fucking GORGEOUS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 12:46pm Ken From Hyde Park:

*Yawn* That was a nice nap. All rested up for the end of the show and what's to come.
  Sat. 12/12/15 12:48pm DG:

Wow, had no idea Sly was inspired by the Beatles (& were smart enough to "borrow" without copying the actual melody)...cool song though. I need to listen to more of them.
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 12:51pm Parq:

Great show, Mike. Lots of great stuff. Thanks for coming into Monty today.
  Sat. 12/12/15 12:52pm ?:

Great tunes. Was expecting the other Mike. New programming schedule?
Avatar Sat. 12/12/15 12:53pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Go Mike Sin! A Cheryl fave!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/12/15 12:57pm doctorjazz:

Fun show, thanks Mike!
  Sat. 12/12/15 12:57pm lloyd michigan:

Kim and Grim sound a little like Linda McCartney.
  Sat. 12/12/15 12:59pm lloyd michigan:

DG, Sly's first five LP's in CD box set on Amazon for only $16.
  Sat. 12/12/15 1:00pm DG:

That's great....thanks.
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