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Options April 17, 2021: Coast To Coast with Martin Belmont

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Ducks Deluxe  Coast To Coast   Options Ducks Deluxe  RCA    LP  guitarist Martin Belmont on today's show!     
Chuck Berry  Down The Road Apiece   Options Rockin' At The Hops  Chess    LP      0:03:02 (Pop‑up)
Johnnie Allan  The Promised Land   Options   Jin    45      0:05:13 (Pop‑up)
Dave Edmunds  Juju Man   Options Get It  Swan Song    LP      0:07:20 (Pop‑up)
Graham Parker & The Rumour  Soul Shoes   Options Howlin' Wind  Mercury    LP  feat. Martin Belmont on guitar    0:10:33 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Cochran  Let's Get Together   Options The Legendary Masters Series  United Artists    2LP      0:13:53 (Pop‑up)
Eddie & The Hot Rods  Get Out Of Denver   Options Live At The Marquee  Island (UK)    EP  R.I.P. Lew Lewis    0:15:52 (Pop‑up)
Nick Lowe  Heart Of The City   Options   Stiff    45  Stiff Buy One!    0:19:45 (Pop‑up)
Ducks Deluxe  Nervous Breakdown   Options   RCA    LP      0:21:51 (Pop‑up)
Kelly Stoltz  Some Other Time   Options Ah! (Etc)  Agitated Records    CD      0:28:32 (Pop‑up)
The Smithereens  Some Other Guy   Options Beauty and Sadness  Little Ricky    EP      0:31:24 (Pop‑up)
TV Sound  Mods & Rockers   Options Pop Persecution  Killing Horse  2021  EP    *   0:34:51 (Pop‑up)
Holiday Ghosts  Off Grid   Options   FatCat  2021  MP3    *   0:36:59 (Pop‑up)
Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns  Morning Coffee   Options Tales From The Crypt  ROIR    Cassette  Rockin' Sidney cover!    0:40:34 (Pop‑up)
32nd Turn Off  Used To Be a Tiger   Options 32nd Turn Off  Jay Boy    LP  A project of Eddie Grant of The Equals    0:42:28 (Pop‑up)
Barrence Whitfield and The Savages  The Corner Man   Options Dig Thy Savage Soul  Bloodshot    LP      0:44:41 (Pop‑up)
The Fleshtones  Manpower Debut   Options Face Of The Screaming Werewolf  Yep Roc    LP      0:47:07 (Pop‑up)
Ducks Deluxe  Fireball   Options Ducks Deluxe  RCA    LP      0:53:20 (Pop‑up)
Ducks Deluxe  Hearts On My Sleeve   Options Ducks Deluxe  RCA    LP  written by Martin    0:57:00 (Pop‑up)
Ducks Deluxe  Please Please Please   Options Ducks Deluxe  RCA    LP      0:59:59 (Pop‑up)
Ducks Deluxe  Love's Melody   Options Taxi To The Terminal Zone  RCA (UK)    LP  like "Please Please Please", this was also issued on 45    1:03:48 (Pop‑up)
Ducks Deluxe  Amsterdam Dog   Options The John Peel Sessions  Hux    CD      1:07:44 (Pop‑up)
Martin Belmont (with Paul Carrack)  My Baby's Gone   Options The Guest List  Jungle Records/Goldtop Recordings    CD  2009 release    1:11:22 (Pop‑up)
Interview with Martin Belmont
Graham Parker & The Rumour  White Honey   Options Howlin' Wind  Mercury    LP      1:35:27 (Pop‑up)
Graham Parker & The Rumour  Hotel Chambermaid   Options Heat Treatment  Mercury    LP      1:39:00 (Pop‑up)
Graham Parker & The Rumour  Fool's Gold   Options Heat Treatment  Mercury    LP      1:41:48 (Pop‑up)
Graham Parker and The Rumour  Mercury Poisoning   Options   Arista    45      1:46:06 (Pop‑up)
Graham Parker  Discovering Japan   Options Squeezing Out Sparks  Arista    LP      1:48:52 (Pop‑up)
Graham Parker  Saturday Nite Is Dead   Options Squeezing Out Sparks  Arista    LP      1:52:14 (Pop‑up)
The Rumour  The Frozen Years   Options   Stiff    45      1:55:41 (Pop‑up)
Interview with Martin Belmont Pt. 2
Elvis Presley  Jailhouse Rock   Options   RCA Victor    45      2:20:42 (Pop‑up)
Chris Spedding  Hey Miss Betty   Options   RAK    45      2:22:59 (Pop‑up)
The Highmarts  Tallahassie Lassie   Options   Soundflat Records    45      2:25:12 (Pop‑up)
Les Grys Grys  I'm Going Back   Options To Fall Down  Norton  2021  MP3    *   2:27:44 (Pop‑up)
The Saints  One Way Street   Options (I'm) Stranded  EMI (Australia)    LP      2:31:07 (Pop‑up)
CIVIC  Velvet Casino   Options Future Forecast  Flightless Records  2021  LP    *   2:34:02 (Pop‑up)
Wipers  Over The Edge   Options Over the Edge  Brain Eater    LP      2:36:17 (Pop‑up)
The Enchanters  Backstabbers   Options   Transistor 66  2021  45    *   2:40:12 (Pop‑up)
The Runaways  American Nights   Options The Runaways  Mercury    LP  Joan Jett and Cherie Curie are both former guests of this show    2:43:33 (Pop‑up)
Carbonas  Phone Booth   Options Carbonas  Goner Records    LP      2:46:43 (Pop‑up)
Dirty Fences  One In Ten   Options   Greenway Records  2021  MP3    *   2:48:42 (Pop‑up)
Ducks Deluxe  Daddy Put The Bomp   Options Ducks Deluxe  RCA    LP      2:54:49 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Handy Haversack:

Boss Groover! All affiliated Groovers!

Settling in for poker and rock and roll!
  3:00pm onthetrain:

Toooodddddd! Let’s rock !
Avatar 3:01pm Andrew in Toronto:

Hi there Todd and all other listeners!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Chop Scott:

Coming in strong!
Avatar 3:01pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Hello groovers...very stoked to have Martin Belmont on the show with me today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm MonicaC:

Hi O-Phonic friends! All strapped in and ready to GO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm medson:

Hola TOPT and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Corey:

Hello TOPT and listeners! Been pregaming with Ducks Deluxe this afternoon. Really hitting the spot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Handy Haversack:

Todd! Kate had a dream the other morning that we were hanging out with you and some other WFMUers and you were talking about your new line of frozen yogurts, all of which had candy chunks in them. You called it the Perfect Mix!
Avatar 3:04pm Hoboken Jack:

Hi there TOPT, Ruth, Chop Scott, Handy, Bagpipe, all! To celebrate this interview, I may have to swing by the Belmont Tavern for some Chicken Savoy.
  3:04pm Gerry from Miami:

Went to a backstage party at the Greek Theater in LA in the early 80s after a Graham Parker and the Rumour concert. I think it was,the "Squeezing Out Sparks" tour. Martin Belmont was present, of course.
Avatar 3:04pm Hoboken Jack:

Hey Andrew!!
Avatar 3:04pm Ruth Booth:

Hi Jack!
Avatar 3:04pm Hoboken Jack:

Medson Man! Gerry!
Avatar 3:04pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Hoboken Jack: You sound so soft spoken on your Michael Shelley ID!
Avatar 3:05pm Matt Clarke:

Me and the Cairas tuned in! Hey Todd n all!
Avatar 3:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Saturday = ToddRawk
Avatar 3:05pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Handy Haversack: Hmmm...that gives me an idea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm MonicaC:

Chicken Savoy. Yum! And the cavatelli with ricotta.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm medson:

Hey Jack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Jack, Ruth, all!

Todd, I'm in for 10 percent!
Avatar 3:06pm Hoboken Jack:

Hello MVP Matt and the Cairas!
Avatar 3:06pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Handy Haversack: Hmmm...that gives me an idea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Gaylord Fields:

Hi, Todd-o-phonic Todd! Don't Mind Rockin' This Afternoon! Looking forward to the interview!
Avatar 3:07pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Matt Clarke: That's a lot of pressure right there!
  3:07pm Gerry from Miami:

TODD, maybe slip in some Dave Edmunds today in honor of his recent 77th birthday.
  3:08pm Gerry from Miami:

WOW! Talk about INSTANT request!!!
Avatar 3:08pm Hoboken Jack:

"I was just 16 years old.... 61 years ago...."
Avatar 3:08pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Good Afternoon TOTP and sonic phonic phanciers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm medson:

Rockin start. Volume turned up.
  3:10pm Gerry from Miami:

TOPT, we seem to be on the same wavelength today.
Avatar 3:10pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Whoops, cant even spell a simple acronym properly. TOPT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Gaylord Fields:

Todd, I'd like to request you play songs that Martin Belmont has appeared on in honor of his being on your show today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Gaylord Fields:

Woo-hoo! You honored my request!!!
Avatar 3:11pm Julez and the Rollerz:

Avatar 3:11pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Anytime Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm mariano:

Hey TOPT, Crew, amigos todofónicos.
  3:12pm ?:

Big love from Conor, Eddie and Seán in a Dublin park listening in - would love a birthday shout out for Leigh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm medson:

Gaylord. Give me tonight’s lottery #’s
Avatar 3:12pm Julez and the Rollerz:

love from L.A. !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Gaylord Fields:

medson: Today's winning numbers are 91.1, 90.1 and 91.9.
Avatar 3:14pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks Julez!!! Connor, Eddie and Sean....HEY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm medson:

Avatar 3:16pm Hoboken Jack:

Hey Mariano and Gaylord!
Avatar 3:16pm Creature Boy:

Todd this Eddie C must b off that Lenny Kaye collection. Why does that thing sound so good?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Franco Twinkie:

Hey Todd, was Eddie Cochran from Downey or Lakewood?
  3:17pm Gerry from Miami:

Isn't "Let's Get Together" just a clone of "C'mon Everybody?"
Avatar 3:17pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Francisco Twinkie: I know he wasn't from Downey.
Avatar 3:17pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gerry from Miami: I think it was an earlier version.
Avatar 3:18pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Creature Boy: Correct! As immortalized in Stephen King's "The Shining" novel. Yes, such a classic collection...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm mariano:

Wussup, Hoboken Jack!
Avatar 3:20pm Creature Boy:

Oh wow , what a great excuse to read the Shining
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm JohnEBGood:

Don't Touch That Dial!!
  3:20pm Gerry from Miami:

Eddie Cochran and his family moved to Bell Gardens in south central LA when he was 14.
  3:21pm Steve Harsh:

Looking forward to another top interview with one of my fave musicians - GO TOPT!!!
Avatar 3:21pm Creature Boy:

I swear that 2LP version of Summertime Blues sounds better than my 45
Avatar 3:21pm Hackensack Slim:

Yeah Todd! No Brakes!!
Avatar 3:21pm Creature Boy:

Louder too
  3:21pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Loving this set babe
  3:23pm Tommy Brimstone:

Killer set so far. Keep em comin’
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Franco Twinkie:

Bell Gardens! Lakewood and Downey adjacent.
Avatar 3:23pm MFlynn:

Hey Todd. My favorite stuff! thanks.
  3:24pm Gerry from Miami:

@Franco Twinkie. Bell Gardens not far from Downey and Lakewood. But quite a ways from Minnesota!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm chresti:

Hi Todd-o and party!
  3:24pm phat in Lincoln:

Kicking my goddamn ass
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm listener 126464:

Todd of the Pops!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm mariano:

Hey there, chresti and Franco!
  3:27pm Robm:

Hello fellow listeners
Avatar 3:27pm Andrew in Toronto:

Hi there Jack and Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Franco Twinkie:

True that Gerry, But freeway close to the Bell Brand potato chip factory. I think that deserves some sort of consideration.
Avatar 3:28pm Ruth Booth:

Hi Andrew!
  3:29pm Gerry from Miami:

Love those Bell brand chips!!
Avatar 3:29pm MFlynn:

Cannot wait to hear this interview with Martin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm McGroovey:

Eponymous! That insider DJ lingo!
  3:31pm Jett:

Nice beginning @Todd-o-phonic Todd, now that you have us all hopped up, what's next?
  3:31pm phat in Lincoln:

Wait. How did I not know that And So It Goes was the first single? And holy hell what an amazing first single.
  3:31pm Cousin Itt:

Todd, Play me some POW POW POW for my trip to heaven. Felix
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Franco Twinkie:

We use to drive by Bell Brands on the 605 going to the beach. The air always smelled really good around there.
Avatar 3:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yay Smithereens !
  3:33pm Dennis Diken:

Hey....this sounds familiar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm MonicaC:

Ha. If I had a nickel for every time I got asked those questions.
  3:34pm Dennis Diken:

handclaps by Andy Schwartz on “Some Other Guy”!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Handy Haversack:

Great stuff, Dennis!
  3:36pm Mr C:

I’m heading to Kearny.!
Avatar 3:36pm Hoboken Jack:

Hi Dennis, McGroove, Cheryl, MFlynn!
Avatar 3:36pm MFlynn:

Kearny, who’d of thought?
  3:36pm Dennis Diken:

Thanks Handy!
Avatar 3:37pm MFlynn:

Hey Jack!
  3:37pm Robm:

@Handy how was dinner out with kate last night?
  3:38pm Dennis Diken:

‘ello Jack!
  3:38pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

I’m late to the start today but re the great Johnnie Allan, I just heard his version of “I Knew the Bride” & it’s pretty fantastic, too & a perfect fit. Floyd Soileau’s shop has 45s available on the cheap, too.
  3:39pm Victrola Tom:

What’s up cool kids?
Avatar 3:40pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Dungaroos Kipawah: Please request my Johnnie Allan story the next time our paths cross...which would of course be the first time in quite awhile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Handy Haversack:

Magically weird, Robm! We didn't do a single dish! And we paid too much for drinks!

Hey hey, Dungaroos K! Playing poker right now with Rob from Bar 81 days.
Avatar 3:41pm MFlynn:

Off a cassette! Sounds great to boot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm listener 126464:

In Kearny to visit Mom on Sunday's.
  3:43pm Robm:

@Handy that’s good and was there doggy bags to take home?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm medson:

Dig it.
Avatar 3:44pm Hoboken Jack:

Hi Tom and 126464!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Handy Haversack:

Ha, Robm, yeah! Because we had to restrain ourselves from ordering everything!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Franco Twinkie:

That reminds me, we're out of coffee! Thanks Todd!
  3:48pm Dennis Diken:

Yay Barrence & Savages!
  3:48pm bigplanetnoise:

  3:49pm paul:

Sorry to hear about Lew Lewis. Did he die of cancer?
Avatar 3:50pm MFlynn:

It’s so great that the Fleshtones are still rockin after all these years
Avatar 3:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

HolySmokes - Savages channeling Sonics - & Fleshtones touching MC5ness ...this Medicine is workin' Todd...
Avatar 3:51pm StringOFperils:

Peter Zaremba is unstoppable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks heaps, Todd! Let's hope you and I get to see decade number six of the Fleshtones very soon!
  3:52pm Jett:

The Fleshtones are the band I've seen the most times live.
  3:52pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

@Todd: I can’t wait
  3:53pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

@Handy: Hey hey! Hey Rob! Poker & good tunes, sounds like paradise
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm McGroovey:

Dennis should make an album called Dennis Plays With Everybody. Or maybe the X plays with everybody thing is overused? I dunno.
  3:55pm Dennis Diken:

get me...I’m a hero! Thanks Todd!!
Avatar 3:55pm MFlynn:

Man, Ducks was so good!!
  3:55pm Dave:

A fantastico hour of radio! Keep 'em coming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm McGroovey:

Cowbell! The sign of a classic!
  3:57pm paul:

Was Martin ever a member of Brinsley Schwarz?
Avatar 3:58pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@paul: Martin used to roadie for The Brinsleys! Brinsley Schwarz himself played some foreign shows as a member of Ducks Deluxe and then of course Martin & Brinsley were bandmates in The Rumour.
  3:58pm Victrola Tom:

What a lovely Ducks song that was!
  4:00pm paul:

Thanks, @Todd! I knew there had to be some kind of connection.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Gaylord Fields:

Ducks Deluxe: The Beatles of Pub Rock!!!
Avatar 4:01pm David Shortell:

When I saw the Split Squad play with Stupidity at the Saint in Asbury Park four years ago, Stupidity's drummer told me that Keith Streng was moving to Stockholm. I feared that spelled the end of the Fleshtones, but evidently not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm McGroovey:

I love Please Please Please. I have first DD album, but I obviously need more.

More people should cover their songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Franco Twinkie:

When people talk about most bands I never saw, for the most part I just shrug, unless it's The Fleshtones. You lucky pups!
Avatar 4:05pm MFlynn:

Always liked “Loves’s melody”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Franco Twinkie:

Them and The Raybeats.
  4:06pm Claudia Lily:

YES!!! Love's Melody!!!
Avatar 4:06pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Franco Twinkie: You may get your chance yet with The Fleshtones!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Gaylord Fields:

Another great thing about Ducks Deluxe: They had four very strong songwriters, coupled with impeccable taste in covers! They should have been rock gods!!!
Avatar 4:08pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Claudia Lily: great tune! @Gaylord Fields: great point!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Gaylord Fields:

I'm gonna pull a Hoboken Jack and say, "Hi, Claudia Lily!"
Avatar 4:08pm MFlynn:

You’re right Gaylord. Should have gotten so much more attention than they did.
  4:09pm Claudia Lily:

Hi Gaylord!!!!!! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm listener 126464:

Hi everyone, hello Todd, cheers Hoboken Jack!
Avatar 4:09pm Ross T.:

Saw GP and the Rumour in '79 in Boston (the Paradise?). Along with the songs the guitar players were the stars for me (well, and the whole band). I loved the contrast between the two -- Brinsley in like a pressed suit and spectacles intensley focused; Martin looking like he had just rolled out of bed with a beer and cigarette and rollicking about. They were amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Gaylord Fields:

MFlynn: I know that excellent bands that flopped are a dime a dozen, but this one is a head scratcher.
  4:10pm Vertual:

Back in the 90s i went to a Fleshtones show at a bar in Florida on a Monday night - it was poorly promoted and maybe a dozen of us showed up...but the way they played you'd think it was a sell out.
Avatar 4:10pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Ross T: Wish I had been there!
  4:11pm Will C:

Holy Sixteen Blue!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Dave in SoDak:

I received a gift from an old girlfriend in Seattle in '86 - a boot of an EC & Attractions live show (sounded like King Biscuit). Vintage '79. Steve Naive had broken his arm or something so they had Marty Belmont fill in. Didn't miss a beat. Frantic and truly awesome.
Avatar 4:11pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gaylord Fields: I think they might have fared better had they come out a year or two later and been on Stiff or Chiswick instead of RCA.
Avatar 4:11pm Ross T.:

Todd -- one of my top 5 shows definitely -- Sparks had just been released and they were on fire. I actually stumbled on the gig -- just happened to be visiting an ex in Beantown (another story).
  4:13pm WM:

@Franco Twinkie: I did hear the Fleshtones when they own a battle of the bands that included the Nervus Rex and the Zantees at NYU Lobe Student Center. As I remember, the Fleshtones won.
Avatar 4:15pm MFlynn:

I remember being at that NYU battle of the bands show too thanks to Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm zivilars:

Fantastic show as always, Todd ... Thanks for every Saturday's show!
  4:15pm WM:

Please excuse the typo "when they won."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Gaylord Fields:

Todd, that is a great point! They would have done so well with a Dave Robinson or Jake Riviera making a fuss for them.
Avatar 4:16pm David Shortell:

The Fleshtones headlined a show at the Brighton Bar 12 years ago where most of the audience left after the Ribeye Brothers played, alas.
  4:17pm Peter Kaprelian:

He couldve said "my baby is done," it wouldve actually rhymed.
  4:23pm Tim from LH:

Martin is a very nice chap. He and Brinsley hung out in the lobby at The Newton Theater for at least a half hour with all the fans after the first GP & The Rumour reunion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Gaylord Fields:

@Peter Kaprelian: It did rhyme when the Louvin Brothers wrote and sang it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm mariano:

Avatar 4:34pm MFlynn:

Kingsley Ward filled in when Dave didn’t show! Haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm MonicaC:

Gram Parker and the Rumour were so tight.
Avatar 4:38pm Ross T.:

Love this song -- that's a groove.
  4:39pm Claudia Lily:

I want to hear that song about Pensacola, I like it for vacation but I can't imagine any rock'n'rollers romanticizing that place. haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm medson:

Great interview so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm marpay:

HI Todd - lurking and dropped in to hang out, and glad to have such good company♥
Avatar 4:40pm Fredericks:

Graham Parker & the Rumour brought to mind Springsteen. I asked myself what the connecting thread was. I answered: Van Morrison.
  4:41pm Mike Sin:

Great interview! In the US, the “Dont Mind Rockin Tonight” album was the easiest way to get an overview of the band. That LP was a staple of used bins in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Avatar 4:41pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Claudia Lily: Like Martin says...it's a fantasy!
Avatar 4:41pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Fredericks: You nailed it!
Avatar 4:42pm MFlynn:

“Heat Treatment” was such a great album!!!
  4:42pm AS from MP:

Lew Lewis Reformer (looking back an hour ago) recorded on Stiff Records
Avatar 4:43pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mike Sin: Strange thing that compilation even came out...I guess RCA somehow thought they could capitalize on the subsequent success of some people involved in that scene.
Avatar 4:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

In other words - the Pub was not the Arena ? It was Rawk up-close on Saturday again, maybe ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Listen, I ain't a pet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Gaylord Fields:

A token hipster for your monopoly set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Luv this revved up vers.
Avatar 4:49pm Joe B:

does graham parker have the record for being on the most major labels? at least, being on the most and complaining about the most!
Avatar 4:51pm slugluv1313:

"Fool's Gold" one of the most beautiful, heartfelt songs EVER <3 <3 <3

greetings, Todd and Skeletons and Everyone!
just tuning in now, bummer i missed so much of the show (thank goodness for WFMU archives!)

saw Graham Parker and The Rumour numerous times way back when -- amazing shows

and i gotta look, but i think i still have this "Mercury Poisoning" 45 -- iirc, it is on blue vinyl, and you had to cut some number/code off the LP cover, mail it in, and you got the 45 mailed to you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Barkevious Shabazz:

The GP&TR live reunion video a few yrs back was pretty aces.
Avatar 4:53pm Fredericks:

I wish that guitar didn't have that effect on it. Not a bad sound, but it dates it.
  4:53pm Steady Eddie:

Just wondering if Martin played on any Kirsty MaCColl records?
  4:54pm DG:

slugluv: Yes, you had to cut that off the cover & send away to Arista (or some affiliated co.) & you got a 7inch 33 1/3 single of "Mercury Poisoning" with "I Want You Back" on the other side. I think I picked mine up in the Village though.
  4:55pm PJ:

XTC were on a lot of different labels in the US (Virgin US, RSO, Epic, Geffen, TVT) and Andy Partridge complained about every one of them, but GP has them beat (Mercury, Arista, Atlantic, RCA, Razor & Tie, Bloodshot, Universal) by a few labels.
  4:56pm DG:

...and I assume the version of "Mercury Poisoning" we just heard was from the "Live Sparks" album, not the single.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Gaylord Fields:

@Joe B: "I've got Arista-ritis!" "I've got RCAIDS!" etc.
Avatar 4:56pm Joe B:

@PJ - GP was also on Elektra for one record!
Avatar 4:56pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Correct @DG...my bad!
Avatar 4:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Joe Strummer perhaps the most obvious Venn overlap in the PubRawk / Punk transition... if not the entire Stiff label...
Avatar 4:57pm Joe B:

@Stewady Eddie - at least one live album
  4:57pm pgalub:

I DON'T got Universal... Healthcare. ;)
  4:57pm PJ:

@Joe B: I knew I'd missed one!
Avatar 4:57pm Joe B:

ha exactly Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Gaylord Fields:

@pgalub: Hahahaha!!! [tips hat]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Bryant in TO:

@RevRabbit Yeah, Elgin Avenue Breakdown was my gateway to pub rock
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Barkevious Shabazz:

EFD played Emotional Traffic a few months back. Sounded purty good.
Avatar 4:59pm Joe B:

GP also had one or two on Capitol - burning questions, maybe one other ...
Avatar 5:00pm Ross T.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm listener 126464:

Pick To Click
  5:00pm DG:

Yes, the Elektra album (Steady Nerves, there's also a non-LP b-side) is pretty good, the 2 RCA ones are even better (he also did a solo live album on RCA). Never made an album for Atlantic, although he was signed to them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm McGroovey:

Huh. I didn't think of Frozen Years as being a standout track on that album. For me, it's Emotional Traffic. I wasn't a WPIX listener.
  5:00pm PJ:

Just checked the internet - that GP Elektra LP, Steady Nerves, had his only US Top 40 single, "Wake Up (Next to You)". If only he'd used parentheses in the titles of his other singles, he might have had a few more hits.
Avatar 5:01pm Ross T.:

Graham's RCA albums are very overlooked in my opinion -- particularly "Struck by Lightning".
Avatar 5:01pm Joe B:

agreed Ross
Avatar 5:02pm Ross T.:

: )
Avatar 5:06pm Michael Shelley:

Loving this!
  5:08pm Vertual:

This is such a treat.
Avatar 5:10pm slugluv1313:

@DG -- ahh so my brain is not totally shot -- thanks!
Avatar 5:10pm MFlynn:

I’m loving every minute of this! Thank you Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm McGroovey:

I love the first two Parkerless Rumour albums. The third one has never grabbed me.
  5:12pm Tim from LH:

The Rumour also backed up Garland Jeffries after GP left them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Micheal:

Fantastic interview, thanks. I blew off my senior prom to see GP and the Rumour at Lupo's in Providence in '79, right after Squeezing Out Sparks came out. They were total pros and put on a good show. It was worth ditching the prom.
  5:14pm phat in Lincoln:

Love this interview.
Avatar 5:14pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Michael: Sounds like you have better memories of the show than you likely would have of the prom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Micheal:

@Todd-o-phonic Todd: Without a doubt. Thanks for the interview!
Avatar 5:19pm Ross T.:

At my senior prom some stoner hired a prog band to play -- second set everyone was gone.
Avatar 5:21pm Andrew in Toronto:

That was fantastic Todd!
  5:21pm Will C:

Amazing interview Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm medson:

Such a great interview. Hot Damn
Avatar 5:22pm Ross T.:

Could listen to a few more hours of that. Thank you!
Avatar 5:22pm Hoboken Jack:

Really sounds like a sweet guy. Thanks Todd!
Avatar 5:22pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks Andrew and Will and everyone else who chimed in about the interview!
  5:22pm AS from MP:

What a nice man -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm marpay:

Wow, great interview - Thank you Todd!
  5:22pm Miles:

u just broke my stereophone!
Avatar 5:22pm MFlynn:

That was a blast Todd. Thanks so much for sharing that conversation with us all.
Avatar 5:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Your Interviews indeed a Thing all their own !
  5:24pm Victrola Tom:

Mr Belmont was quite the gentleman. Well done Mr O’Phonic!
Avatar 5:25pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks Tom!
Avatar 5:25pm Ross T.:

Michael had Al Jardine and Todd Martin Belmont -- guess I'm the demographic!
  5:26pm eric from lake hiawatha:

Revealing conversation. Then you throw Jailhouse Rock up for us to not only tap our toes but to think of the history. Well done Todd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm medson:

Good thing Florida wasn’t abbreviated FL when this song was written
Avatar 5:28pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@medson: Great point! You should have your own show!
Avatar 5:29pm David Shortell:

NJ skins Niblick Henbane did an Oi version of "Tallahassie Lassie".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Corey:

That interview exceeded already high expectations. Inspired lots of new listening and revisiting old favorites. Thanks TOPT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Rockin' show.
  5:33pm phat in Lincoln:

In case anybody needed a reminder that the Saints could be the greatest rock n roll band ever
  5:34pm phat in Lincoln:

A case could be made...
  5:36pm phat in Lincoln:

Holy hell, this CIVIC!
  5:36pm phat in Lincoln:

Seriously kicking my ass today Todd.
  5:36pm Mr C:

Terrific interview Todd!. Sweet guy. Was hoping for a Nick Lowe segment...alas it was a rumour.
Avatar 5:37pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Ha! Thanks Mr C!
Avatar 5:37pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@phat in Lincoln: Your ass needed a kickin'!
  5:38pm ben in ilm:

Todd- i know this is the mothership stream and this is a hella rockin show today. But in regards to the RnS stream...the super tuesday team got some STIFF competition from the Fearless Friday crew...
Avatar 5:38pm Rich the Greeb:

I'd love to hear an in depth Greg Sage interview
  5:39pm ben in ilm:

second that!
  5:39pm McGroovey:

the Mono Men's cover of Over the Edge of great. Though they didn't sing all the words.
Avatar 5:40pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@ben in ilm: To quote Archie Bell and The Drells...There's Gonna Be A Showdown!
Avatar 5:40pm Fredericks:

Sounds like Johnny Thunders will be up soon.
  5:41pm wenzo llc.:

great interview, great show, thanks!
  5:42pm Mr C:

No Garnet Mims?!?
  5:42pm Claudia Lily:

Cool interview Todd!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm medson:

Jumping off the comments. Keep rockin Todd catch ya on Tuesday. Awesome show today.
Avatar 5:42pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

  5:43pm Vertual:

this whole set is kickin' ass..
  5:45pm phat in Lincoln:

@Vertual sure is
  5:45pm stuntz:

Swell show Mr. O-Phonice. You got skills.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Glammy set there Todd! Digging today's show.
  5:46pm Mr C:

Garnet Mims and the Enchanters: Cry Baby b/w A Quiet Place
The Enchanters never forget!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Handy Haversack:

Been busy losing small amounts of money over here, but the show sounds great, Todd!
  5:49pm ben in ilm:

The Carbonas moral superiors singles comp record rules
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm McGroovey:

love the show
  5:50pm chaos in lala:

Great guitar tone on American Nights.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Corey:

Thanks TOPT for the great show! It was a blast. Take care all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm listener 126464:

Alright new Dirty Fences.
  5:52pm phat in Lincoln:

Damn. That Dirty Fences might be the track to beat this year. Wow.
  5:52pm Dennis Diken:

fabulous show, Todd! great interview!!
  5:54pm Victrola Tom:

Great show Todd & crew!!!
Avatar 5:54pm Ross T.:

Avatar 5:56pm MFlynn:

Thanks Todd!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Corey:

Love this one. Teach your children well.
  5:57pm Gerry from Miami:

Todd, I missed the interview because of a call from an old college friend. But I will search for it in the Archives. Nice show today. Pub rock lives!!
Avatar 5:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

TY As Ever TopT ! !
  5:59pm Will C:

Fantastic show! Thx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm radioronan:

Thanks Todd!
Avatar 5:59pm Hoboken Jack:

Thanks TOPT, Ruth, Scott K!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm listener 126464:

Thanks Todd!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Todd, Ruth, all!
  6:00pm Hells Kitch:

Ranks Rodd!!!
Avatar 6:01pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

You're welcome everyone!
Avatar 6:19pm REDSPIDER:

Another great show!
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