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Options January 28, 2017: Good Time

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Artist Track
Beach Boys, The  Good Time   Options
Queers, The  Something In My Heart   Options
Spade Cooley   Spadella   Options
Bull Moose Jackson  Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me?   Options
Vince Guaraldi   Peppermint Patty   Options
Explorers Club, The  Quietly   Options
Who, The  Legal Matter (demo)   Options
Charlie Louvin  See The Big Man Cry   Options
Little Archie  You Can't Tie Me Down   Options
Tripwires, The  Motorcycle Mama (from Super Hits of the 70s Pure Dyn-O-Mite!}   Options
Tripwires, The  Games People Play (From Super Hits of the 70s: Hit Explosion!)   Options
Tripwires, The  2-4-6-8 Motorway (from "More Super Hits of the Seventies")   Options
Conexion No. 5  Sigue (aka Keep On)   Options
Junior Brown  Highway Patrol   Options
Rosemary Clooney  Nice Work If You Can Get It   Options
Gus "The Groove" Lewis  Let The Groove Move You   Options
Eddie and the Hot Rods  Do Anything You Wanna Do   Options
Mouse And The Traps  Sometimes You Just Can't Win   Options
Six String Drag  Happier Times   Options
Jewel Akens   Love Potion No. 9   Options
Teenage Head  Picture My Face   Options
Sorrows, The  Teenage Letter   Options
Jimmy Murphy  We Live a Long Time to Get Old   Options
Fantastics, The  You're Moving Too Fast   Options
Chico Marx  Everyone Says I Love You   Options
Belle and Sebastian  Sukie In The Graveyard   Options
Bobby Vee  Every Day I Have To Cry   Options
Hank Williams  No No Joe   Options
Amos Milburn Jr.  Gloria   Options
Flat Five, The  Florida   Options
Ian and the Zodiacs  Living, Loving Wreck   Options
Merrell E. Moore  Cooing The Wrong Pigeon   Options
Lowell Fulsom  Blues Soul   Options
Jubilee Four, The  Swing Down Chariot   Options
Quitters, The  Who Do You Love?   Options
Paley Brothers, The (with The Ramones)  Come On Let's Go   Options
Lyres, The  Don't Give It Up Now   Options
Pandoras, The  Getting Harder   Options
Monkees, The  She Makes Me Laugh   Options
Robbin Kimmer  Mr Jordon Dont Touch My Sign   Options
Ralph At Silver Sound  Gets Yes Yes Yes, Sees No   Options
You Know Who  Wants to Do You Know what   Options
George Clooney  Hello Hello   Options
Monica  Kathleen's Dad Died   Options

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to read "The True Story Of The Fake Zombies, The Strangest Con In Rock History"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to an episode of Recode Media titled "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"

CLICK HERE to read "How Rockpile Tried To Change Rock and Roll"

CLICK HERE to read "The Zombies Are Back"

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for "Ticket To Write" a documentary film that explores the golden age of rock music writing

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE to see how Norman from Teenage Fanclub rates the bands albums

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"

CLICK HERE for Artist Management According To Flo & Eddie

CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE to see a Thought Leader gives a talk on Thought Leadership

CLICK HERE to find out about a medical fundraiser for Scott Schinder

CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be

CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"


CLICK HERE to get to know my new favorite person Lively Val Shively

CLICK HERE to check the stats

CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell ina BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery

CLICK HERE for info on the new lp from The Explorers Club

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE for a FREE download of Money Mark's "Mark's Keyboard Repair"

CLICK HERE for The Hollies Family Tree

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE for a free download of The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE to see Michael Shelley get interviewed on a NJ public access TV show "Destination Montclair"

CLICK HERE if you have the stomach to read Rolling Stone's ridiculous "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time"

CLICK HERE to go "Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians"

CLICK HERE to watch The Cactus Blossoms live at WFMU April 18, 2015

CLICK HERE to watch James Hunter sing "Somethings Calling" live at WFMU Dec 7, 2015 - just so so so good

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on former guest on this show (and the drummer for The Beatles) Bernard Purdie

CLICK HERE to test your sense of pitch

CLICK HERE to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE for the Glyn Johns interview in Tape Op!

CLICK HERE for Bruce Swedien: Recording Michael Jackson!

CLICK HERE to find out "Why Do All Records Sound the Same?

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour

CLICK HERE for "Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World"

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club

CLICK HERE to test yourself and find out "How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?"

CLICK HERE for an article about Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with files of the isolated tracks to listen to

CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of the book "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret" or CLICK HERE to read Carol's review of The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010

CLICK HERE to see part one of a short behind the scenes film about Brian Wilson's new album "No Pier Pressure"

CLICK HERE for Brian Wilson's new song "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine) live on SoundStage. and

CLICK HERE for "Wild Honey" feat. Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar

CLICK HERE for a great 2012 Rolling Stone piece about the 2012 Beach Boys reunion

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Better Records, whcih sells old lp pressings that sell for astronomical prices, e.g: The Police’s Synchronicity: $350

CLICK HERE for "It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit"

CLICK HERE for "Why Cds May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl"

CLICK HERE to create never ending always changing loops of a music files you upload

CLICK HERE for Gay Robot

CLICK HERE for PopSpots: exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history - tracked down with an obsessive level of research

CLICK HERE for 1971 tapes of Bob Dylan getting rightfully testy with A.J. Weberman (who used to go through and sell Dylan's garbage)

CLICK HERE for "Mind-Blowing Six Song Country Mashup" - which, if it is real, is pretty mind blowing

CLICK HEREfor the answer to the question "Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good Monster Cables?"

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets or CLICK HERE to listen

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman

CLICK HERE for the preview of the new WFMU documentary "Sex And Broacasting"

CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE for Ock TV

CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HERE for something odd: on the website of session guitarist Jay Graydon (he plays the guitar solo on Steely Dan's "Peg") he lists playing guitar on Cheap Trick's studio version of "I Want You To Want Me" among his 1977 credits.

CLICK HERE for some audio Illusions - "Can You Trust Your Ears"?

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

CLICK HERE to play Name That Drum Fill

CLICK HERE to read "Phish Has Been a Band for Thirty Years Now and They Have Sucked the Whole Time" and then CLICK HERE to read "This Is What Happens When You Make Fun Of Phish On The Internet"

CLICK HERE for the story of Be Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson and how he says his record label ripped him off

CLICK HERE to read about a recent Jerry Lewis show

CLICK HERE for the new release of 5 Style 1996 live on WFMU

CLICK HERE for proof that Michael Nesmith is a nut

CLICK HERE to see some wise asses I'm a fan of

CLICK HERE to hear Bernard Prurdie talk about all kinds of things - including saying "Ringo's not on anything"

CLICK HERE for a film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

CLICK HERE for a laugh

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see drummer Joff from the band Bucky so some drawings of old people

CLICK HERE if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

CLICK HERE to see why the cowardly anonymous culture of the internet drives me even more crazy then art does

CLICK HERE for a little background on the Buddy Rich tapes

CLICK HERE for the The Knack - this clip (with hard panned guitars) will help you understand the division of guitar parts in this song - which is not quite what I thought it was

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE for a reminder that you have to be 恋のホワン・ホワン (or HERE, or HERE , or HERE , or HERE, or HERE!)

CLICK HERE for info on an odd e-book "Nick Lowe: A Long Career That Never Gets Stale." It is 4 pages long and "sells" for $1.99. The same author has one about Dean Martin that was reviewed like this: "This pamphlet was complete gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

CLICK HERE, but only if you have golden ears

CLICK HERE for some amazing RARE STAX MUSIC from tapes Robert Gordon pulled out of the debris when the STAX building was being torn down!

CLICK HERE for STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for some classic Jerry. The whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.



Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 11:02am Listener Baby:

What about the dogs?? Baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:02am Frank Above:

Good time today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:05am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

NewHampshuh's own - Queers! I have it on good authority (?) that Wimpy says the BeachBoys are Punk, & that's that.
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:06am Clarke:

mawnin' ya'll!!!
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 11:11am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Oh Michael.
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:17am granma hands:

Hi Michael
Wow I did not know JoJo had a Bandcamp page!
Thanks for the heads-up
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:18am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...influenced by BeachBoys - HighLlamas, Dukes of Stratosphear...TheBeatles...TheWh♂...
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:18am Vlaxonia:

Explorers Club, The
Nice, great freakin band
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:19am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...FleetFoxes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:19am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...ApplesInStereo...
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 11:20am Listener Baby:

Pete is an underrated singer
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:21am davefromtoronto:

is townsend playing everything on that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:21am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Too close to the bone for Roger to sing, apparently...
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 11:21am Cooh John:

Jangly Tune
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/28/17 11:22am melinda:

Nice Who
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:22am egould310:

The Arbors, the Cyrkle, Sagittarius...
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:22am Clarke:

i don't have the notes but am pretty sure it is the demo version and yes pete plays EVERYthing!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:22am Frank Above:

Pete usually played all instruments on his demos. Sparks a lot of debate as to whether Pete played like Keith on his demos, or whether Keith played like Pete on the Who recordings.
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:23am egould310:

That certainly sounds like solo Townshend.
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:24am Clarke:

there are some great photos of pete's home studio online - very inspiring!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:25am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Obviously a certified wileycoyote geenius - but to say Pete played like Keith is a stretch!...
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 11:26am Listener Baby:

Clarke.. Pete had three things: Want to, resources, and huge talent. All those make for some inspiration.
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:26am Clarke:

however - to say that keith played like pete is NOT a stretch! as moon had to 'get it in gear' for the Quad sessions - he basically had to mimic townshend's drum parts to not get his ass fired.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:27am Frank Above:

Pete didn't play as well as Keith, but some of the Who's Next/Quad demos, Pete is definitely doing drum stuff that is Keith-esque.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:27am Frank Above:

Basically what Clarke said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:28am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...he composed to his orchestra...Keith was not conventional - they say he never practiced - but his lifestyle was perhaps practice to play like that; like - he'd have to relearn to play every time the band worked...Mad!
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:28am Clarke:

moon was VERY close to losing his job, a few times
Avatar Sat. 1/28/17 11:29am jmd:

Tripwires=Seattle
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:29am Dean:

Tonight in Pasadena, CA, Big Jay McNeely, 90 years old and still honkng.
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:30am Clarke:

also one thing Baby: townshend also had MONEY!!
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 11:30am Cat:

Looking forward to the next SuperHits, Michael. Thanks for the preview. fyi, Tripwires have a new record available on Bandcamp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:30am Uncle Michael:

Love this song!

Also...the Sugarcubes recorded Motorcycle Mama for the Elektra 40th anniversary tribute album.
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:31am Stevel:

The fundraiser CD's, if you don't already know, are amazing. The entire collection will be an amazing document of style and influences. Mostly, they're wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:32am Parq:

One thing I remember is that Sailcat's album had a rendering of the Motorcycle Mama couple by Mad's Jack Davis. Made an impression on me.
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 11:33am Listener Baby:

Clarke. That would fall under the "Resources" category.
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:33am Clarke:

not in mine
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 11:34am Listener Baby:

Ah so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:35am Uncle Michael:

Cover of 2-4-6-8 Motorway?! Wonerful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:35am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Songwriter carrying the rest financially...
Sad to think Keithy was already getting notably unreliable early as 'Quadrophenia' - as I think of TheWh♂ as getting instrumentally mightier til then.
Avatar Sat. 1/28/17 11:35am jmd:

They do a terrific version of Shake Some Action, too. No recordings though
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:37am fdny john:

Tom Robinson Band cover! Love it!
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:38am Clarke:

wayne carson from springfield mo!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:39am Parq:

Didn't know 2-4-6-8 had been a hit. Used to play it on my college radio show a lot but never knew it broke out.
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:39am Clarke:

or thereabouts
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:41am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Joonyer !
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:42am Clarke:

hey Frank - i quite enjoyed the "re-issue" of The Above's early stuff on your bandcamp site!!
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:43am davefromtoronto:

who etc talking about moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLMc6J9h3mU
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:45am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ah daveft - not available in Drumpfland. :(
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:49am mark:

I was at that REM/Dream Syndicate show at the Palladium! Micheal Stipe sat on a stool the whole show!
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:49am Clarke:

mark kozelek playing solo (but not opening) at house of blues in new orleans took this attitude that the audience was somehow 'against him' - circa '04 - unexplicable??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 11:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...then we went crazy for the headliner & they just said - 'no problem'...
Avatar Sat. 1/28/17 11:54am Daddy-o Dilly:

Junior Brown--YAH!! Junior Brown every week!
  Sat. 1/28/17 11:55am davefromtoronto:

dwight yoakum had/has a rep for being a big prima donna
Avatar Sat. 1/28/17 11:57am Daddy-o Dilly:

Sorry to hear that Dwight Yoakam story. I've seen him in concert three times. Nothin' but love. LA is where he tried to get noticed before his big breakout. So maybe there were some frustrating times for him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/28/17 11:57am melinda:

The Mouse and the Traps is lovely.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:00pm George in WO:

I had a photo pass for Yoakum last summer. I really was there to shoot Cactus Blossoms. Yoakum's list of restrictions for photos was so absurd that I didn't even bother.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:04pm Clarke:

i have opened for The Dream Syndicate SEVERAL times and steve wynn is ABSOLUTELY one of the best guys in the biz!! without question.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:05pm LarryAnne:

Trump is America's first bipolar (mentally ill) president.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/28/17 12:05pm ChrisB.:

I will also attest to the swellness of Steve Wynn. Solid citizen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/28/17 12:09pm MD:

So Great I just watched the K-Tell ad! I turn 55 this year...and that voice is burned into my Brain! SCTV and SNL clips are so Great!!!
"That's Good Bass!!!"
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:09pm davefromtoronto:

teenage head!

my hometown claim to punk fame.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:09pm Stevel:

Probably not bipolar, and not the first suffering from a mental illness. Most cite a narcissistic diagnosis that I can't recall. It does seem to fit, though.
Avatar Sat. 1/28/17 12:10pm Daddy-o Dilly:

About warm-up acts with poor attitudes. Example: Las Vegas, mid 1970s. Roger Miller opens for Flip Wilson. Final show of a multi-week gig. Miller was already mentally on the plane out of town. Kept rubbing his face and looking at the ceiling. Clearly wanted it to all be over. If he was ill, all could be forgiven. But there was a drunk farmer from Arkansas in the audience who was just way too loud and wouldn't shut up. Roger pointed at him and told him to shut up or get thrown to the street. Security guards surrounded him and he did pipe down. Miller's complaint here justified. But wow, just really sourassed. The mood was dampened and it was clearly a challenge for Flip Wilson. Flip handled the matter with aplomb. He even spoke to the drunk in his act which got the guy to behave himself. I don't think he was a plant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 12:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@LarryAnne: I would say uniquely so, in his own infantile universe (you wouldn't make somebody that angry all the time HighSchool coach - much less Leader of the Unfree World) - tho' TrickyDick was one paranoid freak, & there were some real 19thCentury weirdos...course, they didn't have nuclear codes...
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:11pm Johnny from the block:

I love that Eddie and the Hotrods song but you have GOT to hear the Flashcubes version. Excellent.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:13pm Clarke:

love me some roger miller - but the guy was on some serious pills for a while, thar.
Avatar Sat. 1/28/17 12:13pm Daddy-o Dilly:

Dwight Yoakam has one of the most frequently misspelled names in show biz.
Avatar Sat. 1/28/17 12:18pm Daddy-o Dilly:

How about when the warm-up act shows up late but is contractually permitted to do a full set? Example: Fairport Convention opens for Taj Mahal at the Uptown Theater, Kansas City, 1977. Taj didn't get onstage until after midnight. Rough night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 12:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

<3 MarxBros.
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 12:19pm Listener Baby:

@Daddy. Sounds like a great bill, and worth waiting for, no?
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:21pm lloyd michigan:

The Life Pursuit is a great album.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:25pm lloyd michigan:

No No Donald.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 12:26pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Good advice, Hank.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/28/17 12:31pm ChrisB.:

I think The Flat Five is the best new thing to come down the pike in a long time!
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:31pm egould310:

Nice Hank Williams.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:32pm lloyd michigan:

Florida not feeling like Florida at the moment. Low in the 30s tonight.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:34pm My three year old daughter loves this flat5 song.:

Brian
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:36pm lloyd michigan:

@Daddy-O. I experienced that when the Zombies started late and then Love finally came on stage. Not long before A. Lee died. But both bands were great.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:42pm Clarke:

i come from the school of if you don't start your set on time, you don't get to play a full set. which should be fine for an opening act, anyway. i guess the trouble comes in when the opening act thinks THEY should be headlining.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:44pm lloyd michigan:

If you've never heard Albert Brooks' routine about opening for Richie Havens, seek it out. Very funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 12:45pm Brian C.:

Dang, missed Teenage Head!
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:45pm Clarke:

oh man - was JUST telling the albert brooks story to someone two days ago! love it!
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:46pm lloyd michigan:

Wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 12:46pm Juke Joint Jonny:

unbeatable!
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:46pm Clarke:

RICHIE RICHIE RICHIE!!!!
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:47pm lloyd michigan:

"Your name Richie?"
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 12:47pm Michael Shelley:

I have been in the position as opening band, more then once, where the headliners ask you NOT to go on time - usually cause the crowd is slow in coming in - so, though it's not your fault, the crowd resents you right off the bat
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 12:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...MonoMan stories?...or maybe not...
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:48pm Clarke:

TRUTH
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:49pm lloyd michigan:

I used always feel kinda sorry for the opening act.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:50pm Clarke:

hey - you know what? i have nothing but nice to say about opening for The Lyres ALL thru their history. i have seen the dude fly off the handle - but never with one of my bands.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:51pm Clarke:

i do have a GREAT and inspiring MonoMan story - but will save it for some other time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 12:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Most are gonna see the Opener as the final obstacle to whom they rilly wanna see. Get orff awlready! Few are the Enlightened who see it as a Bill full of Goodness which the ticket price has entitled them to all of...
Thx Clarke! One thing - nobody has ever disputed the Lyres'/DMZ's importance.
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:54pm Clarke:

i can testify that as a performer it is (most times) a lot more fun to be the opener (on a good bill) - you get a short set done and get down the real drinking!!
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:55pm lloyd michigan:

LOL
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 12:56pm JakeGould:

“Don’t touch my sign!”
  Sat. 1/28/17 12:56pm Clarke:

adieu all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 12:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'you smartyass'...
  Sat. 1/28/17 1:01pm Todd E:

Rockpile and NRBQ I first saw as openers--and rocked my world. Still huge fan of both.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/28/17 1:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

1st saw BillyBragg - of whom I was ignorant - open for Bunnymen. Some guy up there just an acoustic filling the space w/ energy. Noted. Didn't know Elvis was opening for Dylan last I saw him. Nice surprise, Thx!
  Sat. 1/28/17 5:58pm ?:

Why do you delete, censor, or alter listener comments?
Avatar    Sat. 1/28/17 11:19pm Michael Shelley:

There are a lot of reasons I do that Scott - but I didn't edit any during this show - why do you ask?
  Mon. 1/30/17 12:56pm Mark in Toronto:

Best opening band I saw that I'd never heard of was Hacienda, from Texas. The keyboard player was channeling Augie Meyers, they were jaw-droppingly fantastic.
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