Bell Kelly's Teenage Wasteland

May 6, 2018 Options

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Options Everything I Do - The Walk Offs (CD: Ready To Roll) [Otto]
Options Come On Back - Paul Ritchie & The Cryin' Shames (45) 1966 [Decca]
Options Sleeping In - P76 (CD: Into The Sun) [Off The Hip]

Options See If You Can - The Pandoras (CD: Hey! It's The Pandoras) [Burger]
Options Is It True - Brenda Lee (45) 1964 [Decca]
Options Caveman - The Toxenes (7" EP: Hot Rod) [Killjoy]
Options Just The Same As You - Knut Kieswetter (12" LP: That's Me) 1966 [Star-Club]
Options Feedback - The Dirty Truckers (Digital EP: Tiger Stripes) [Rum Bar]
Options (I Don't Want To Love You But) You Got Me Anyway - The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver (45) 1973 [Island]

Options Where Are You Tonight - The Hi-Risers (CD: My Kind Of Fun) [2 Bit Records]
Options I'm A Living Sickness - The Calico Wall (45) 1967 [Dove]
Options Dead Flowers - The Right Here (CD: Another Round) [Rum Bar]
Options Gee - The Crows (45) 1954 [Rama]
Options I Leave Again - Shannon & The Clams (CD: Onion) [Easy Eye Sound]
Options Pink Dawn - The Human Instinct (45) 1968 [Deram]

Options Green Fuz - Habibi (2 x 7" EP: Cardamon Garden) [Modern Sky USA]
Options I Never Dreamed - The Cookies (45) 1964 [Dimension]
Options Cynical - Death By Unga Bunga (CD: So Far So Good So Cool) [Jansen]
Options No Good Without You Baby - The Birds (45) 1965 [Decca]
Options Wanna Make You Mine - The Laissez Fairs (CD: Empire Of Mars) [Rum Bar]
Options Time Machine - Dante & The Evergreens (45) 1960 [Madison]

Options I Have Enough - Reverend Beat-Man & The New Wave (CD: Blues Trash) [Voodoo Rhythm]
Options I Took My Baby Home - The Pickwicks (45) 1964 [Warner Bros.]
Options Job - Dean Landew (Digital single) [no label]
Options Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme (45) 1962 [Atlantic]
Options Time - McFadden's Parachute (CD: Fuzzy Organs) [Peter Fonda Records]
Options Promises, Promises - The Barreracudas (45) 2014 [Oops Baby]

Options Mandy Desmarais (Call Me Soon) - Donaher (CD: Donaher) [Dodgeball]
Options Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers (78) 1950 [Specialty]
Options Throw Me A Line - The Ugly Beats (CD: Brand New Day) 2014 [Get Hip]
Options See Emily Play - The Pink Floyd (45) 1967 [Tower]
Options Mystery Train - Susan Surftone (CD: 2nd To One) [Acme Brothers]
Options Friction Heat - Bonnie Lou (45) 1958 [Fraternity]

Options Telepath - The Noise Figures (CD: Telepath) [Inner Ear]
Options Twist And Shout - The Blue Things (45) 1967 [RCA Victor]
Options I Want My Ramones Records Back - The Rulers (CD: This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio Volume 4) [Kool Kat]
Options Mona Lisa - Carl Mann (45) 1959 [Philips]
Options Tonight - Indonesian JUnk (Digital single) [Rum Bar]
Options Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (45) 1976 [EMI]


Listener comments!

  Sun. 5/6/18 3:08pm noel:

Vodka Blossoms?
  Sun. 5/6/18 3:11pm Al:

The Cryin' Shames were from Liverpool. The Cryan' Shames were from Chicago. Rock & Roll can get confusing!
  Sun. 5/6/18 3:14pm noel:

I'll take the Cryan Shames any day. That other group sent me in search of Gillette.
Avatar Sun. 5/6/18 3:25pm Mailman Tom:

Quiver played Woodstock
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 5/6/18 3:32pm Layet J:

think I heard this jam on a friend's mix once. Who is this Bill?
  Sun. 5/6/18 3:45pm Al:

The odd name of the Sutherland Brothers and Quiver is the result of the merger of the two bands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 5/6/18 3:45pm Layet J:

Rockin Bill!
  Sun. 5/6/18 3:46pm Al:

The Human Instinct had that Small Faces thing going.
  Sun. 5/6/18 4:05pm Al:

The Birds, the Byrds - Like I said, confusing!
  Sun. 5/6/18 4:30pm tossed my cookies from their mushy lyrics:

ugly things!
  Sun. 5/6/18 4:34pm noel:

The Reeal Pink Floyd.
Avatar Sun. 5/6/18 4:35pm Mailman Tom:

I saw Pink Floyd perform at Carnegie Hall back in 1972. We were stoned on hash!
  Sun. 5/6/18 4:38pm noel:

Saw them at that gig. For "new" Floyd the Meddle Tour was good. They did that walk around the theater sound. Window Pane was where I was then.
  Sun. 5/6/18 4:41pm noel:

Corporal Clegg summed that fool up.
  Sun. 5/6/18 4:41pm Al:

Specialty Records founder Art Rupe still alive at 100!
  Fri. 5/11/18 2:45pm Find the cookie,get the Monkee,then cook the ckie:

The one lame fake song on "The Monkees" album - "I'll Be True to You" - was also by the songwriters who fudged the Cookies' "I Never Dreamed": Russ Titelman & Gerry Goffin. Where was Carole King?

The book on Titelman is his grandparents founded a Philadelphia knitting mill in 1904 after coming from Russia, and resettled the biz in Altoona courtesy of its Depression-era jobs development program. With its Ban-Lon textured fiber and Bob Cummings, Andy Williams and Gary Player spokesmen marketing, Puritan Sportswear grew to be America's leading men's sportswear brand. I'm sure my father cut their fabric outsourced to NY knitting mills. Alas, as he belied, men's sweaters fell outta fashion, plus with retail changing, Puritan knitwear unraveled and threw in the towel in 1991.

Russ Titelman's parents being of the commie persuasion, moved away from the family's capitalism, and as the fortune cookie would have it, to LA's burgeoning record scene. His older high school sister became best friends with Phil Spector's girlfriend and she dated a member of his band. Outta the Teddy Bears' daily rehearsals in the Titelman living room, "To Know Him is to Love Him" became a hit, and Spector introduced Russ to more players in the music biz ("I started hanging around with Ed Cobb, the bass singer in the Four Preps"). Don Kirshner / Screen Gems signed him, and a year or two outta high school Titelman wrote the nocturnal "Don't Wake Me" with Cynthia Weil for the Cinderellas - a Cookies alias? - loaded with Wall of Sound musical cliches, and far superior to his "I Never Dreamed," with Gerry Goffin. "Guess I'm Dumb," written with Brian Wilson and recorded by Glen Campbell, was also crummy.

He met Beach Boy Brian Wilson at Screen Gems' LA office, where Wilson often visited Lou Adler. "One day when I visited Brian he was writing 'Fun, Fun, Fun,' but the lyric he had at the time was 'Run, Run, Run.' He had a whole other lyric to it, and it was a good song that way, too! He was like a kid, going around barefoot in a T-shirt and jeans. I was never a fan of his early surfing records, but when he started idolizing Phil Spector and it was orchestral surf music, then I got interested in it. I loved the spontaneity of what was coming out of his head. Later, I thought 'Pet Sounds' was way ahead of anything of Phil's. As great as Phil was, his orchestrations were all the same kind of thing. But Brian's didn't have a formula! . . . . I went to a few Beach Boys sessions and Brian asked me to take a screwdriver and bang on a mike boom during 'She Knows Me Too Well'. That "tink-tink" you hear during the song, which sounds like a triangle, is me on screwdriver and mike boom."

While sharing an East Orange, NJ apartment with Cookie Earl-Jean McCrea and her Raeletts sister Darlene, who he was dating, his one-time guitar teacher (through Spector), Ray Pohlman, now with "Shindig," invited him to join the TV show's band. "Richie Frost on drums, who played on all the Ricky Nelson records; Larry Knechtel played bass; Leon Russell played piano; Julius Wechter from the Baja Marimba Band was the percussionist; Jerry Cole was the lead guitar player; I played rhythm. There was a horn section, too. Then things changed, with James Burton and Billy Preston in the band for a while; Paul Humphries, too."

Russ Titelman became friends with Jack Nitzsche, then with Lenny Waronker . . . . He'd go on to a 25-year record producing career with CBS Records, on albums by George Harrison, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Steve Winwood, and Eric Clapton, receiving 3 Grammy awards.

The whole Billboard magazine interview/retrospective by Timothy White is at:
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/12/18 2:03pm Peapeagirl:

Thanks Bill for this week's show. I played it, like all the others, 2-3x's daily (@ the very least.) It's been such a busy week. My birthday is May 20, going to visit a friend in MA. Thanks to Find the cookie... I love hearing stories like yours.
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