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Options November 4, 2017: Guest: Chris Difford of Squeeze!

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Artist Track
Squeeze  Cool For Cats   Options
Rockpile  Wrong Again (Let's Face It)   Options
Gosdin Brothers, The  For Us To Find   Options
Lloyd Price  Our World   Options
Rene and Rene  Yo Te Lo Dije   Options
J.D. McPherson  Undivided Heart And Soul   Options
Nobody's Children  I Can't Let Go   Options
Jim and Jesse McReynolds  Pretty Girls In Mini-Skirts   Options
Chuck Jackson  The Silencer   Options
Peggy Lee With Dave Barbour And His Orchestra  Similae   Options
Squeeze  If I Didn't Love You   Options
Cliff Aungier  Down Along The Cove   Options
Roy Hogsed  Flat Top   Options
Ideals, The  Go Get A Wig   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Punch Of Love   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Get Down   Options
Squeeze  It's So Dirty   Options
Squeeze  I Think I'm Go Go   Options
Chris Difford  Interview   Options
Squeeze  Some Fantastic Place   Options
Squeeze  Electric Trains   Options
A Minute With  Scott Schinder   Options

CLICK HERE for Michael's November 2008 chat with Chris Difford

CLICK HERE for Michael's September 2013 chat with Glenn Tillbrook

CLICK HERE to find how how to submit music to Michael for airplay consideration

CLICK HERE to find how how you can submit your own top of the hour WFMU ID

CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter for Mike Randle's new solo lp "West Of The 405"

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for amazing then/now images of Pocono's resorts

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

CLICK HERE for info on The Beach Boys' "1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow"

CLICK HERE to see "The Beach Boys" "perform" "Do It Again" on the 2017 A Capitol Fourth

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE for info on Steve Keene's show at The Marlborough Contemporary Gallery from May 25 - Jun 24

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

CLICK HERE for an Interview with Chris Collingwood about the death of Fountains of Wayne and his new project Look Park

CLICK HERE to listen to a playlist of exclusive unreleased recordings by Longmont Potion Castle

CLICK HERE for a free download of a 16 track compilation from The Wipper Brothers

CLICK HERE for "Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry: ‘The Greatest Nightmare of Any Filmmaking Experience I’ve Ever Had' "

CLICK HERE for tales from Chuck Berry's backing bands

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

CLICK HERE for a story about The Beatles remastered version of "Live at the Hollywood Bowl"

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

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 listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to "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 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 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 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 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 check the stats

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

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

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

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

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 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 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 Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/4/17 11:00am Listener Baby:

Baby. Got you App-Side this morning. Traveling a long road today. You and your show will make a long day, a good day. Hello and good morning to all listeners out there! Peace.
Avatar Sat. 11/4/17 11:02am Michael Shelley:

Drive safely - we need you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/4/17 11:04am Listener Baby:

For what, I don't know.. But I surely will. PS. You owe all of us an Apples In Stereo tune sometime soon. xoxo
Avatar    Sat. 11/4/17 11:11am myron feld:

Today is Chris’s birthday!
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:19am Bob:

Listening live for the first time in ages. Seeing Squeeze in Detroit in a few weeks.
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:21am ?:

Saw JD and group at The Kessler last month. Fantastic, every band member could have his own group, supergroup!
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:22am tuskandhusk:

Listening at a bachelor party
Avatar Sat. 11/4/17 11:23am minnowchief:

Saw JD & his band last night - amazing show!
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:25am Tomophobic Tom from Detroit:

Still live evie sands the best
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:27am Frank Above:

Howdy!
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:32am Frank Above:

Really looking forward to the show on 11/15.
Avatar Sat. 11/4/17 11:34am Ken in Tucson:

They played Light My Fire early on at the World Series. Should have played Five to One as crowd filed out.
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:36am choggie:

HAH! You been watching the World Series on the internet....this song
Avatar    Sat. 11/4/17 11:39am myron feld:

Singles remind me of kisses, albums remind me of plans — best lyric ever?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/4/17 11:40am Mike East:

I just had an inquiry last week for a synth needed for the Squeeze tour...I was bummed that we couldn't provide as our minimoog is on the repair shelf.
Avatar Sat. 11/4/17 11:40am Michael Shelley:

this is a masterpiece
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/4/17 11:40am Mike East:

@myron - I love that one too!
Avatar    Sat. 11/4/17 11:40am myron feld:

Never fails to slay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/4/17 11:41am Mike East:

Doubling vocals at different octaves if goddamn brilliant and they do it so freakin well.
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:45am Marc15:

1980 was definitely a great year for music
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:46am Marc15:

I entered high school in 1980
  Sat. 11/4/17 11:56am Dennis Diken:

you rule Mikey! great show!
  Sat. 11/4/17 12:06pm Philip Shelley:

Wow. I don't play album cuts off Cool For Cats nearly enough. Love and completely forgot about this song. Also agree about the singles/album couplet. If Chris had done nothing else in his career but write those two lines in If I didn't Love You he would still have earned his rock n roll immortality. (I had to leave the room while it was playing -- just too much. What an amazing song.)
  Sat. 11/4/17 12:08pm Mikey_B:

I don't really know anything about Squeeze but I like what I'm hearing. Thanks for showing the tunes MS.
  Sat. 11/4/17 12:14pm GerryB:

Forgot about that shout-out to WPIX-FM in "I think I'm Go-Go." Thanks for that, Chris! Thanks to FMU for keeping that PIX spirit alive.
Avatar Sat. 11/4/17 12:29pm radioronan:

Review in The Guardian for Chris's book has a great photo of the band in 1979 with Glen sporting a WFMU T-Shirt. www.theguardian.com...
Avatar Sat. 11/4/17 12:48pm Hughie Considine:

WPIX was my intro to Squeeze and a ton of other fantastic bands. Totally formative. I was at the Clash show at the Palladium (London Calling tour) when, at intermission, it was announced that the station had changed its format. Everybody booed.
Avatar Sat. 11/4/17 12:49pm Hughie Considine:

Chris Difford's "Trafalgar Square" is a real gem. Maybe we could hear that one.
  Sat. 11/4/17 12:50pm Peter K.:

Michael, your interviews are the best.
  Sat. 11/4/17 12:50pm ?:

Have to wipe tears.
  Sat. 11/4/17 12:52pm Baby:

Mad skills, Baby!!
  Sat. 11/4/17 12:52pm Michael from the Left Coast:

They've written a ton of great songs, but Glenn Tilbrook is right, Some Fantastic Place is their best
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