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Options May 5, 2018: Guests: Tom Staley & Donn Adams of NRBQ!

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Artist Track
NRBQ  Come On Everybody   Options
NRBQ  RC Cola and a Moon Pie   Options
Tennessee Ernie Ford & Hellen O'Connell  Hey Good Lookin'   Options
Don Covay  Please Do Something   Options
Georgie Fame  Eso Beso   Options
NRBQ  Ain't it All Right?   Options
Hi-Riders, The  Stamp Out the Beatles   Options
NRBQ  North to Alaska   Options
Donn Adams of NRBQ  Interview   Options
NRBQ  You Can't Hide   Options
Everly Brothers, The  It Only Costs A Dime   Options
Carlene Carter  I Fell In Love   Options
Eddy Clearwater  Real Good Time   Options
Wiretroop  Oh What a Mistake   Options
Carl Perkins & NRBQ  All Mama's Children   Options
NRBQ  Only You   Options
Tom Staley  The Girl Ain't Right   Options
NRBQ  I Got A Little Secret   Options
NRBQ  Rocket #9   Options
Tom Staley  INTERVIEW   Options
NRBQ  Stomp   Options
NRBQ  Correct Posture   Options
Captain Lou Albano  Tiddly Winks TV Spot   Options
Captain Lou Albano  One Time!   Options

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CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"

CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology, and who killed Kennedy!

CLICK HERE for "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE to read the four key lessons learned from the Steely Dan estate lawsuit

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to watch a video about a guy who represents was America is all about

CLICK HERE for the official "How To Read Nancy" website

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

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 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

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 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

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"


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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

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

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CLICK HERE for a grammar test

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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. 5/5/18 11:00am Listener Baby:

Politics and Rock and Roll don't mix. But... Rock and Roll and Politics, do. Good morning Baby, good morning, kind people of the earth.
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:03am Bob:

It just never sounds old
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:04am clarke:

howdy - can't stay long. gotta do work stuff. baby! how goeth??
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:04am Cooh John:

C'mon, everybody redux.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:07am Listener Baby:

We go, Clarke! Hope you are swell.
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:08am clarke:

just got back from nola - did NOT go to fest. spent much of the time in an old folks home, but that was okay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:10am Sid:

Mike is back in the familiar studio, hittin' the post just like a pro.
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:11am clarke:

i will have to archive the staley interview, most probably, but i wanted to testify that Tom is one of the greater human beings that has ever graced a drum kit
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:12am Cooh John:

Went to school with Helen O'Donnell's neice.
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:13am clarke:

and don is no slouch on the 'bone, either!
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:15am clarke:

in the parlance of Baby - my harvest season fast approacheth. i must attend to the vines....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:16am Listener Baby:

@Clarke. Go with your prunners sharp, and your gophers, dead.
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:18am Bob:

Can we get to the bottom of the Joey Spampinato/Jody St. Nicholas thing?
  Sat. 5/5/18 11:18am own crabapplesatellite Johnzon:

Mornin' Cow Dogs
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:22am myron feld:

Nice Hanna-Barbera running feet drum fill there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:22am Listener Baby:

Can't believe I've never heard Stamp Out The Beatles. Genius!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:25am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Don't forget The Harlem Gospel Travelers and Eli Reed Meets The High + Mighty Brass Band at Monty Hall tonight along with The Soul Clap dance contest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:36am Michael Shelley:

INDEED TODD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:37am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Even if he wasn't talking about such cool stuff this interview would be great for his voice alone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...got some LouvinBros. to listen to...I think the Everlys mighta heard of 'em...which matters - cause everybody copped Harmonies from them (Beatles, bYRdS)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:56am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...what do you call this Beat? Too fast for a Shuffle...is this the 2Step ??
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 11:58am BEAVO:

Albert Lee also played with the Everlys on their tours in the 80s
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 12:07pm BEAVO:

@RevRab The Louvins are great. I have the Bear Family box. Amazing.
  Sat. 5/5/18 12:11pm Taavi:

Staley sounds so great, too, all over the first Al Anderson solo album...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 12:14pm BEAVO:

Workshop is my fave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 12:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...SunRecords Ra...
  Sat. 5/5/18 12:22pm Stevel:

Drum corps! Cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 12:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh - that Hendrix...he's into any old weird thing!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 12:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Eddie Kramer - Hendrix Engineer - & LedZep...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/5/18 12:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

RollingStone reviews...eyeroll...
  Sat. 5/5/18 12:51pm Rob:

I think Peter Guralnick wrote that review
  Sat. 5/5/18 5:40pm Bob:

You could do an entire show on the laughable Rolling Stone reviews. Dave Marsh in particular had his head up his ass most of the time. Or probably Bruce Springsteen's ass.
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