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Options January 5, 2019: Guest: Dennis Diken of The Smithereens

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Artist Track
Smithereens, The  Something New   Options
Kinks, The  Set Me Free   Options
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis  Who Cares?   Options
Parliments, The  I Want To Testify   Options
Smithereens, The  Beauty and Sadness   Options
Beau Brummels, The  Don't Talk To Strangers   Options
Dennis Diken with Bell Sound  The Sun's Gonna Shine in the Morning   Options
Capitan Y Tennillle   Por Amor Viviremos   Options
Dennis Wilson and Rumbo  Sound Of Free   Options
Beach Boys, The  In The Back Of My Mind (Duophonic)   Options
Del Shannon  Show Me   Options
Smithereens, The  Maria Elena   Options
Smithereens, The  All Revved Up   Options
Sleeping Giant  Take My Word   Options

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CLICK HERE to bid on the mechanical, sync and public performance royalties from one of the world’s best-selling music artists—Nicki Minaj

CLICK HERE for info on Chris Stamey's new songbook & double album Kickstarter

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for interesting photos of closed music clubs

CLICK HERE for info on the new Chris Stamey track!

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

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CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's Tinnitus!"

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"

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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"

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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

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

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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

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"?

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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"

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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

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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."

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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 Sat. 1/5/19 11:01am Frank In Queens:

Yes sir!
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:04am Andrew in Etoboke:

This show will be extra awesome!!!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 1/5/19 11:08am Hoboken Jack:

Hello Michael, hello Dennis! Thanks for keeping us company on this rainy day.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:08am seth from muddy creek:

Jovi??
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:09am George in WO:

Good morning, Michael and Dennis! Looking forward to this.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:09am clarke:

give da drummah some MORE!
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:09am Andrew in Etoboke:

Hi Michael. Hello Dennis.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:10am Diken fan:

Dennis!
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:10am George in WO:

And good morning, Jack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/5/19 11:11am TheLoneliestMonk:

hey mike!
welcome back, dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/5/19 11:13am ChrisB.:

Hi Dennis! Will you be touring with Dave Davies when he comes around this Spring?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 11:14am Richard:

Question for Dennis: can we look forward to another Bell Sound record?
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:16am clarke:

Q: when did keith moon get rid of his hi-hat?
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:18am L W Rhino:

Morning Michael and Dennis,
First saw the Smithereens at the Dirt Club way back when. Fantastic ! Saw you guys many times after that. You guys once sat with me and my friends between sets at the Bitter End . That night you all were on fire playing any and all cover requests that the crowd could call out. Pat once gave my friend Vic a cassette of new songs you were working on at the time. You were and are the best people and musicians!!!!
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:18am P-90:

Well... if George Clinton says it was the Funk Bros...
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 11:24am twinoak170:

Good morning all.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:25am L W Rhino:

Drinking age in NJ went from 18 to 19 in 1981 then went from 19 to 21 in 1983.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 11:25am twinoak170:

Dave Davies is always around, he lives in New Jersey.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:28am Nick in woodbridge:

Dennis: Do you remember driving across country with my mom and drumming on the back of her seat the whole way?
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:29am clarke:

Sear Sound??
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:31am TheLoneliestMonk:

just out of curiosity, have many have a physical copy of the beauty & sadness EP?
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:31am L W Rhino:

Maybe it wasn"t the Bitter End, maybe it was Kenny Castaways. Time plays havoc on the memories...
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:32am clarke:

all of us
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 11:34am TDK60:

I recall when bands like Smithereens began getting airplay on college radio in the '80s... lotsa new guitar bands-- Big Dipper, REM, Feelies, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 11:34am Corey:

Morning Michael and Dennis!
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:36am George in WO:

I love that Bell Sound cd! Brilliant.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:37am McGreivey:

I wish Dennis could fit a weekly radio show into his busy schedule! great tunes as always, yous guys
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:39am L W Rhino:

I voted back in December for the Smithereens to be admitted in the NJ Hall of Fame. I recently nominated Uncle Floyd to be considered in 2019.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:39am Bambi Kino HQ:

What McGreivey said!!
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:40am paul:

Both the Fulks/Lewis and McCartney's latest include a song called Who Cares. I think those were the only new releases I bought in 2018.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 11:41am TDK60:

I do recall when I first heard Like a Rolling Stone on radio. whoa.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:41am Pete in Arlington:

Free parking at the Falls Church show across the street in the Kaiser garage.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:41am Joe R.:

The Smithereens were such a foundational band for me - couldn’t wait to turn 21 to see them at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick. Didn’t buy as many records as I wanted to from Jim at Flamin’ Groovies either :) Thanks for the music and memories Dennis (and Michael)!
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:42am Mike tp:

Dennis a fine musician / drummer.i seen Dennis perform at Charlie bloods in Garfield NJ. you two guise loaded with useful tidbits.thanks guys
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:42am egould310:

Thanks Dennis for all the great music over the years. Hearing the Smithereens for the first time in 1983 was like waking up from a coma.

Thanks Michael for another great show.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 11:43am TDK60:

COURT TAVERN??!! I got to play there in '86 (from outta town in an unknown band) and they were so cool, friendly; a great bar, all sorts mixing.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:44am paul:

Fun fact: Pat D. replaced me as the voiceover for Bally's Health Club back in the 90s.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 11:46am dale:

saw living color and other bands i forget at the chance. sketchy area back in the 80s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 11:48am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

When I was 16 I heard "Blood & Roses" on WNEW or maybe WHTG. I was excited to hear a band from my little corner of NJ. Mom drove me to Sound-A-Rama Records in Rahway to pick up "Especially for You." The inner sleeve contained some other bands on Enigma that I never heard of, namely, Wire and Game Theory. Smithereens were really a gateway band for me as a teenager!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 11:50am Hughie Considine:

You're right @Dale. I saw a bunch of shows at the Chance during the early 80s and was actually scheduled to interview Sly Stone for my college newspaper. Guess who never showed up.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:52am L W Rhino:

Once at a Jill Sobule concert in Montclair, Dennis was in the audience and Jill called him up on stage to drum, which he did ( on a box I think). He happened to have his drumsticks. What a professional!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 11:52am Hughie Considine:

The Captain had intimacy problems. He always slept belowdecks.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:55am L W Rhino:

Maybe Daryl had problems raising the main sail.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 11:55am dale:

'bout time we heard some quality music on this station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 11:56am Hughie Considine:

Sadly, we're living thru a golden age of obits. Today's Times features a musical trifecta: Honey Lantree of the Honeycombs, Dean Ford of Marmalade, and Dorothy McGuire of the McGuire Sisters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/5/19 11:56am Ken From Hyde Park:

I think I was hearing C&T twice an hour on the radio back in the 70s. Repetition radio on the AM.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 11:57am twinoak170:

Let me translate, Love will keep us together, now that's a pop song.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:57am andy fuchs:

how damn cool is this....spanglish Captein E Tonelle :)
Hi Dennis :)
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 11:58am dale:

love....and contractual obligations for the label.
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:59am darn, Neil Sedaka wrote a song I like:

Mercy Sound Recording, 14th St. near Ave. B ?
  Sat. 1/5/19 11:59am Bambi Kino HQ:

Daryl Dragon's childhood home in Laurel Canyon was sold to Wally Cox, who sold it to Peter Tork, who sold it to Stephen Stills; the Stones rehearsed their '69 tour there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 12:02pm Listener Baby:

Baby! What did I miss?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 12:02pm Hughie Considine:

If those could talk, @Bambi. Wally Cox was apparently quite a madman!
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:04pm Bambi Kino HQ:

@Hughie -- the MADDEST!
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:04pm twinoak170:

Surfs Up, top 100 song.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:04pm Frank In Queens:

Duophonic means "crap".
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:06pm Bambi Kino HQ:

second half of "I Am the Walrus" is duophonic
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:07pm andy fuchs:

I 'think' Duophonic was a record that could be played in stereo as well as mono (what at one time required a special stylus). I think...if not that, it may have been mono PROCESSED to sound sorta like stereo...but not
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 12:09pm Hughie Considine:

J&H Productions had to be on there.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:09pm Frank In Queens:

I mean, if you have a "mono button" on your receiver, then fake stereo or "duophonic" mixes are at least salvageable. But otherwise, yuck.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:10pm Frank In Queens:

But to each their own, of course. Especially if you grew up with certain records sounding that way.
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:10pm gene sculatti:

Re Robert Christgau: Amen, Dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 12:11pm Hughie Considine:

“Could you imagine working for a year and you get a B+ from some asshole in the Village Voice?”
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:11pm Bambi Kino HQ:

The "bomb" symbol from Bob Christgau would be a badge of honor
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:13pm Paul in the OC:

How to DuoPhon(y)c anything: take mono track, put through delay line and re-record so you have two channels, one slightly delayed for a chorus effect. Add more reverb just for kicks et voila. It's a terrible thing to to a nice ol' mono record (particularly the legacy stuff that Capitol claims in their liner notes to still be worthy) albeit it actually sounds pretty good through a surround system because of all the damn random echo. Andy: you're thinking of compatible stereo, which is every Lp released after about Spring 1968.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 12:17pm Gaylord Fields:

I happen to know from their producer, Sam Elwitt, that all the New Surfsiders singles are recorded in Duophonic (fake) stereo — true!
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:19pm adam@sparta:

Dennis! Great to hear you on the air. Happy new year.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:19pm TDK60:

..wow, a guest revolts in the booth at WFMU Towers!
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:21pm Paul in the OC:

Gaylord: Capitol makes it sound so technical but it's the same "high tech" you use to deliver the souuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul....stice, so you know they're over-selling it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 12:22pm Gaylord Fields:

@Paul in the OC: Wow, I'm a pro-du-cer!!!
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:23pm Diken fan:

He Cheated by Del
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:23pm dale:

this sounds like an alternate take to keep searchin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 12:24pm Gaylord Fields:

@dale: You say that like it's a bad thing.
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:24pm Christina Low:

Now I need to go down the live recordings of Del Shannon rabbit hole. I love him. There's something about a slightly haunting rock song that gets me every time.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:28pm dale:

no gaylord, it's a great song. even gary lewis and the playboys couldn't hurt it.
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:28pm Peter K.:

Dennis Diken is the coolest. (And Michael Shelley is a close second.) Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/5/19 12:32pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS can you ask dennis if there will be any more crenshaw/smithereens dates in '19?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/5/19 12:39pm Tome:

Cool is the word indeed ! always love the Smithereens ,kind of band that just feels good,: ,, metallic , melodic, just raw good rock'n'rolll 'n ' soul,, feels just right all the time !
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:42pm twinoak170:

I thought I knew a lot about music until I started listening to WFMU.
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:44pm Tim from LH:

Dennis, how about bringing Dave Davies to Monty Hall? It would be a great tour tune up!
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:51pm clarke:

fantastic stuff, guys!!!!
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:53pm Ken in Tucson:

Tom Waits was nearly booed off the stage at Red Rocks as a last-minute opener for the Eagles in the mid-70s.
Avatar Sat. 1/5/19 12:53pm Frank In Queens:

This has been really great Michael! Dennis is always great on the air.
  Sat. 1/5/19 12:54pm Andrew in Etoboke:

Awesome show you guys!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/5/19 12:59pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS didn't robin let pat use his home studio for 'songs & sounds'?
  Sat. 1/5/19 5:11pm Mike tp:

Beauty N sadness drums beat harkens to Ringo tomorrow never knows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/7/19 11:01am Mike Sin:

Late to the party on this one as I was unable to listen in "real time" on Saturday -- Just catching up on the archive now. This show was great! I very much enjoyed Dennis' recollections and insights.
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