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Options February 24, 2018: Sufferin' Creatures

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Artist Track
Faith Healer  Sufferin' Creature   Options
Barry Mann  Talk To Me   Options
Johnnie Allan  Juju Man   Options
Solomon Burke   Hard, Ain't It Hard   Options
Nai Bonet  The Seventh Veil   Options
Coco Hames  I Don't Wanna Go   Options
Charlie Rich  Nice And Easy   Options
Duane Franks  L.A. County Jail   Options
George Zimmeran And The Thrills With The Bubby Cypers Band  Ain't Got The Money To Pay For This Drink   Options
Pandoras, The  It's Getting Harder All The Time   Options
Marty Rhone  No, No, No, No, No   Options
Cousin Jody And His Country Cousins  Lady Cop   Options
Prince Patridge  Get Back   Options
Marvin Gaye  It's Only A Paper Moon   Options
Rolling Stones, The  She Was Hot   Options
Skeeter Davis  Let Me Get Close to You   Options
Johnny Paycheck  The Girl They Talk About   Options
Leroy Jones  Hide 'Nor Hair   Options
Liquor Giants, The  Raining Butterflies   Options
Malibus, The  Humpty Dumpty Was Making Out   Options
Deke Dickerson  Don't Push Me Too Far   Options
Teen Turbans, The  Didn't He Run   Options
Louis Bonfa  Pernambuco   Options
Bill Nelson  Acceleration   Options
Chris Montez  No, No, No   Options
Charlie Pride  The Snakes Crawl At Night   Options
Drifters, The  Didn't It   Options
Barry Biggs  One Bad Apple   Options
In Color  Liar   Options
Bruce Channel   Mr. Bus Driver   Options
Rusty and Doug  Let's Stay Together   Options
Obie  Mother-In-Law Trouble   Options
Rockpile  Fine, Fine, Fine   Options
Rose Garden  Next Plane To London   Options
Tommy Collins  Be Serious Ann   Options
Artie Golden  bad habits   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Fireball XL5   Options
Play It Safe Vol. 4  Part 5 (Diets)   Options

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CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

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CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

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"

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

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

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

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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 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 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

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CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

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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"?

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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"

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

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

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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. 2/24/18 11:00am Frank In Queens:

Risen and shining!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:00am Listener Baby:

Good morning. Multi-talented, multi-skilled, Renaissance Man. Doing any other genius stuff this week, Baby?
Oh.. And good morning to all the mere mortals out there. We have to stick together.
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:00am yippie:

someday im gonna murder the bugler
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:03am clarke:

nice day out here....
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:04am clarke:

...nearing spring-like, even...
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:07am clarke:

frank - how wuz floriduh?? are you a 'disney guy?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:07am Frank In Queens:

Wow, what a buzzkill!
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:07am clarke:

pretty early for bongo feet...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:08am Frank In Queens:

clarke, florida was great! A much needed respite from the winter and a great time spent with great bands and great people at the Hidden Volume weekender.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:08am Listener Baby:

Around these parts. the bongos are still asleep.
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:09am yippie:

ill rip apart his reveille and stomp upon him heavily and spend the rest of my life in bed- irving berlin RIP
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:10am clarke:

i don't know how you do it, Baby.. i am barely conscious at 11am!! @Frank: cool! i did not realize it was a working holiday.... gr8
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:11am Frank In Queens:

Clarke, I wasn't "working". Just enjoying the fun and lending moral support.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:11am Uncle Michael:

I'm pretty sure the marathon starts in eight days, Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:11am Listener Baby:

@Clarke. Been up for hours. Bottling in two weeks. Up to my ass....
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:11am clarke:

ahhh - even nicaaah!!!
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:12am clarke:

not you baby - ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:12am Listener Baby:

Baby. Johnnie Allan is #1 King Of The Covers!!
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:13am clarke:

does pruning continue up until bottling???
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:13am Michael Shelley:

8 days - exactly
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:15am Listener Baby:

Had to stop pruning. Might need to farm the rest of that out. Running out of time, on a lot of fronts. But other than that, at least we have WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:16am Uncle Michael:

Once the widgets are up an the premiums are revealed, the fuse is lit!
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:17am clarke:

is it because of a lack of labor?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:17am melinda:

I like the Veil
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:19am Listener Baby:

For sure. and some common sense too. Lack there of. Spring is early, and my pants are around my ankles. I'll make it, but won't be a breeze.
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:20am clarke:

frank, was just checking out the line-up of the event - cool. woggles are close friends. nice to see a venue in orlando, becuz it was barren for a while, there....
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:20am clarke:

do you find that kids don't have to work jobs anymore? i def am!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:21am Listener Baby:

Drop the needle anywhere on a Charlie Rich LP from around this time. You'll find a #1 Hit, every time.
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:22am clarke:

any time for charlie rich is, er, RICH!
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:24am clarke:

we have had the prospect and hope of Bongo Feet and then had that carrot taken away.....tears....
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:24am clarke:

cruel man, shelley....
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:27am Jimmy D:

That Duane Franks #1 hit gave me a flashback to the old "Incorrect Music" show!
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:28am clarke:

there is a doc (i know, baby) on the Burger Records guys on utube - pretty great
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:28am Michael Shelley:

Uncle Michael - will you be in NJ for the fund raiser?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:30am Frank In Queens:

Clarke, Will's Pub in Orlando was great. Woggles played last year though. This year the headliners were Untamed Youth and The Phantom Surfers.
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:31am clarke:

ah.
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:32am viv:

Who did the original of that Pandoras tune? I remember a dance scene with it in the film To Sir With Love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:33am Listener Baby:

Customer: “Do you guys have any Kenny G posters?”
Clerk: “No, I’m sorry we don’t.”
Customer: “Well, if I get two then I’ll give you guys one.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:35am Michael Shelley:

the best
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:35am Listener Baby:

Customer: “Do you guys sell punk? Like MXPX and CREED?”
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:35am clarke:

Ladybird - weird soundtrack - the score is of course wonderful (jon brion) and a great john hartford song.. but the lynchpin song is utterly embarrassing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:36am Michael Shelley:

The Mindbenders!
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:36am Viv:

The French guy is Michele Polnareff, tune called "La Poupée qui fait non."
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:37am Santos L Halper:

Merci pour le Michel P!
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:37am clarke:

HUGE polnareff fan!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:38am Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Michael and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:40am Uncle Michael:

@Michael; yes. I'll be there on the 13th.

That Marty Rhone is pretty great.
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:46am seth from muddy creek:

Amen Mike
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:47am Frank In Queens:

She Was Hot may be one of the most hilarious videos ever made.
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:47am clarke:

Undercover - fine album
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:47am Michael Shelley:

ibb.co...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:48am Pedro in Arlington:

Indeed Mike. Ronald Reagan was surrounded by a pack of extensively trained and armed men, each with the sole task of keeping that one person from getting shot. Imagine if those guys also were teaching algebra to two dozen kids at the same time. Gotta be impressed by those Parkland kids. March March 24.
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:51am clarke:

wyman on bass on she was hot
Avatar Sat. 2/24/18 11:51am ledzeppelinsucks:

some teachers have to buy supplies for their classes or feed neglected kids. how can they afford guns and ammo?
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:52am clarke:

most times the source of squeak is the bass drum pedal
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:54am Uncle Michael:

I can't hear the squeak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:54am jmd:

Clavioline?
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:54am clarke:

i don't hear a 'squeak' on this but sibbilance on the vox
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:56am clarke:

sybilance - sp??
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:56am Jimmy D:

I'm a teacher in the Bronx. The idea of me shooting it out with a bad guy in a crowded hallway or classroom is ludicrous. And when the SWAT teams came in, I'd be shot too. It's the #! Hit of DUMB ideas.
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:56am Guy Walker:

Squeaky noise is the quick bow over strings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:57am Michael Shelley:

Listen again - in the beginning, right channel - playing a melody
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:57am patrick321:

Kind of old data but I don't think it's changed that much… Last line is kind of pertinent also. According to a 2008 RAND Corporation study evaluating the New York Police Department’s firearm training, between 1998 and 2006, the average hit rate during gunfights was just 18 percent. When suspects did not return fire, police officers hit their targets 30 percent of the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:57am Pedro in Arlington:

Don't worry Mike. "Arming teachers" is just a stall tactic from people who don't even give teachers enough books and pencils. They tossed it out there after Sandy Hook in 2012. It's 2017. Long stall. The puppets of these people need to be tossed out this November.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:57am Ken in Tucson:

More Johnny Paycheck, please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 11:58am Michael Shelley:

never a bad idea
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:58am Guy Walker:

Squeaky noise is similar to the intro Dion's Runaway.
  Sat. 2/24/18 11:59am scott:

Perhaps we could hire SWAT and train them to teach or possibly the reverse?
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:03pm ?:

Welcome to AP U.S. History! Everyone say hi to the tank and the 150 heavily armed men. http://wapo.st/2BNShQa
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:04pm clarke:

liquor giants - am besten!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:09pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Hoboken Jack has a mellifluous radio voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:09pm Hoboken Jack:

Hey that sounded like me
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/24/18 12:13pm Oxidized:

I agree w/jmd, sounds like a clavioline -- same sound as the one on the solo on "Runaway."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:14pm Michael Shelley:

ANYbody know if there's a studio version, by any band, of this song
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:15pm Uncle Michael:

one player
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:17pm clarke:

MS - aaron spade has a studio version but it sits 'in the can' - spampinato bros have a recorded version but it will probably not come out, as the two (or three) have parted ways
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:20pm clarke:

i will try to get aaron to send you a version, tho...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:22pm Michael Shelley:

I just messaged him
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:22pm Steveeee:

Definitely two guitar players. I can hear the melody playing chords different than the rhythm player.
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:22pm clarke:

so did i, ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

Michael, if you watch some videos of Luis Bonfa playing live, there's no doubt he can pull that off. I couldn't find one of him playing that one live.
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:26pm clarke:

a tale of two Charlies
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:26pm ChrisG:

Michael, thx for turning me on to Luiz Bonfa
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:27pm clarke:

michael, thanks for pulling the rug out from under our bongo feet!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:27pm Frank In Queens:

Norman Greenbaum has lived off of "Spirit In The Sky" for decades.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:28pm Michael Shelley:

I think he's dead, but, I know what you mean
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:28pm clarke:

thought norman passed away??
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:29pm Uncle Michael:

Yeah, but he's dying the good death!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:29pm Frank In Queens:

I just remember a Howard Stern interview from years ago where he confirmed as much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:29pm Frank In Queens:

He's still alive according to Wikipedia
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:30pm clarke:

i guess it depends on how huge the hit -- obviously the #1 guys never have to work again
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:31pm clarke:

then again, i remember hearing that doc pomus was not well off???
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:32pm Frank In Queens:

I guess it depends on how you live and whether or not you've made smart decisions regarding your music.
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:32pm clarke:

and in black and white...
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:33pm clarke:

also if you got ripped off by publishing
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:34pm clarke:

i really do recall hearing that greenbaum passed away in malden ma.
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:35pm clarke:

btw - was never a fan of Spirit In The Sky - and the guy was TOTALLY a one-hit wonder - nothing else he did was even closely remarkable
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:35pm Frank In Queens:

The internet says he was involved in a bad car accident in 2015 that resulted in severe injuries, but he apparently pulled through.
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:36pm clarke:

my apologies -- not for my opinion, ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:37pm Frank In Queens:

Believe me, I'm not exactly the president of the Norman Greenbaum fan club or anything. He's just the first person I think of when the topic of being set for life because of a one hit wonder comes to mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:38pm Michael Shelley:

also - how many movies/tv/commercials that song is in
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:38pm clarke:

ha ha - riiiiigggghhhhht.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:39pm Listener Baby:

Spirit/Sky sounds so freaking amazing coming off a clean LP. A milestone recording IMHO. Even if we've all heard it 2 million times. Great is Great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:39pm Michael Shelley:

Frank - let's be honest, I heard you were president of the Norman Greenbaum fan club
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:39pm clarke:

VICE president!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:40pm Frank In Queens:

I emphatically deny that I am the president of the Normal Greenbaum fan club. I'm merely the secretary treasurer.
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:40pm clarke:

i have a real problem with the lyrics...
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:42pm clarke:

i will admit that there are some happy distortion things going on sonically (that i read were total accidents)
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:43pm clarke:

ze roque pile
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:44pm clarke:

and i will also admit that i love the way that treasurer runs the fan club fundage
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:46pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Stu, you should buy that!
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:47pm clarke:

(but with moneybags like NG has -- it can't be THAT difficult!!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:52pm Hughie Considine:

That Tommy Collins song confirms the Margaret Atwood adage: "Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them." ... Pretty reprehensible sentiment that really doesn't seem all that charming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:53pm Uncle Michael:

Spirit in the Sky is *not* the only NG song discoverable in the WFMU advanced playlist search.
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:53pm clarke:

via courtney barnett
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:53pm clarke:

yes UM, but it is the only listenable one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/24/18 12:55pm Juke Joint Jonny:

I got a thirst for an ice cold Mahou all of a sudden. ¡Viva Dahlmanns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:55pm Uncle Michael:

Hey now!
  Sat. 2/24/18 12:56pm clarke:

ya'll have a good 'un..... separate the juice!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:56pm drr:

In the spirit of Play It Safe: faketv.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/24/18 12:57pm Frank In Queens:

Good show Michael, as always. See everyone next week!
  Sun. 2/25/18 1:50pm Bob:

I am truly mystified by the lack of attention that Liquor Giants disc received. It should have been a smash. Also, do you really hate the Stones blues record? I thought it was the best Mick has been in decades. Keith isn't doing anything special, but I really liked it.
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