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Mort Shuman  She Ain't Nothin' But A Little Child, Oh My   Favoriting
Dukes of Stratosphear, The  Vanishing Girl   Favoriting
Merrill Moore  Cooing The Wrong Pigeon   Favoriting
Percy Sledge  Take Time To Know Her   Favoriting
Les McCann  It Had Better Be Tonight   Favoriting
Amy Winehouse & Mark Ronson  Valerie   Favoriting
Hollies, The  We're Through   Favoriting
Floyd Cramer  On the Rebound   Favoriting
Warren Lee  Oh Anna (we're gonna get married)   Favoriting
Alberta Hunter  Two Little Flies On A Lump Of Sugar   Favoriting
La's, The  There She Goes   Favoriting
Fireballs, The  Lies   Favoriting
Ray & Lindy  Hey Doll Baby   Favoriting
J.J. Malone  It's A Shame   Favoriting
Muffs, The  How I Pass The Time   Favoriting
Galaxies, The  Que Vida   Favoriting
Dee Mullins  Parking For Cheaters   Favoriting
Jesse Price & His Blues Band  Blue Book Boogie   Favoriting
Charlie Byrd  A Taste Of Honey   Favoriting
Go Go's, The  Turn To You   Favoriting
Lonnie Mack  I've Had It   Favoriting
Leroy Pullins  Billy Roy and Jackson Sam   Favoriting
Wade Jackson  Sippin' On A Sud   Favoriting
Foster Sylvers  Misdemeanor   Favoriting
Belle & Sebastian  Step Into My Office, Baby   Favoriting
Dusty Springfield  Love Power   Favoriting
Luke Gordon  Mustache On A Cabbage Head   Favoriting
Ebony Rhythm Band  Soul Heart Transplant   Favoriting
Sister Rosetta Tharpe  Peace In Korea   Favoriting
Bebop Deluxe  Panic in the World   Favoriting
BJ Thomas  The Eyes of a New York Woman   Favoriting
Wallace Waters  Keep Me In Your Charms   Favoriting
Upsetters, The  My Girl Across Town   Favoriting
Wild Bill Davis  Hit The Road Jack   Favoriting
Hi-Riders  Stamp Out The Beatles   Favoriting
A MINUTE WITH  Scott Schinder   Favoriting
Harry Harrison  May You Always   Favoriting
Staten Island Girl  Christmas Message   Favoriting
WAKY Radio, Louisville  Mike Griffin talks about the cold wave   Favoriting
?  New Year's Bitchin'  
WAKY Radio, Louisville  Gary Burbank - don't drink & drive   Favoriting


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Listener comments!

  11:08am
First:

Happy Holidays, Mike Shelley!
  11:14am
paul:

I thought The Dukes of Stratosphear were actually XTC.
  11:15am
Michael:

No, I'm pretty sure they were a 60's band.
  11:16am
Ted:

Wasn't Klaatu actually the Beatles?
  11:16am
Igor:

happy holidays, Mike!

I'm on your program straught from Brazil. God blesses online streaming.

Can you play "96 tears" by ? & the Mysterians?

Thanks!
  11:17am
paul:

Michael, when you have the time, check it out. Pretty sure it was just an XTC alias.
  11:18am
Michael:

No, I dont think so.
  11:19am
paul:

he Dukes of Stratosphear was a pseudonym used by the British rock band XTC in the mid to late 1980s, concurrently with XTC's continued musical activities. The project was intended as a homage to 1960s pop and psychedelic music by groups such as The Beatles, The Byrds, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Beach Boys, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd and The Pretty Things.
  11:19am
Igor:

Acctualy Dukes of Stratosphear is a 80s band. They're the last volume Rhinno's Nuggets - Children of Nuggets. good psychedelic sound, any way!
  11:21am
Michael:

No.
  11:21am
paul:

The Dukes released a single (and made a promotional video) for "You're A Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)". A promotional-only single was also issued for "Vanishing Girl".
  11:22am
Ted:

But wasn't the Condo Fucks were actually Yo La Tengo?
  11:23am
paul:

Igor, that's true in that XTC released music under that pseudonym in the 80's.
  11:24am
Joe:

No - not true,
  11:24am
paul:

In fact, Vanishing Girl is on Children of Nuggets.
  11:25am
Jimbo-rino:

Dukes of Stratosphear are a 60's band - obviously.
  11:25am
Sam:

Rhino made a mistake. Like you.
  11:26am
seang:

enough with this shite! where are all the girls?
  11:26am
paul:

I would love to see proof of that.
  11:28am
paul:

Please see http://www.amazon.com/Chips-Chocolate-Fireball-XTC/dp/B00005AV1R
  11:28am
Dave:

Oh, Mike! PLEASE! Though it's a special thrill for me when worlds collide (FMU v Stern - Jonesy excepted), please don't make the mistake of even joking about their "insights" regarding music (or sports, and probably actual politics). Not only is the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame straight business and Rolling Stone hegemony (like that?) it's retarded. How is it different than the Hollywood Walk of Fame? And frankly, we know that a year with nobody who played behind Roy Orbison that time is a good one! Stooges/Hollies/Genesis (Gabriel era) is straight up what it's all supposed to be about. Like at the actual place in CLE where there's a literal back to back Ramones/Skynyrd display. Now, that's Rock n Roll!
  11:29am
paul:

The Dukes of Stratosphear Store
Music
Image of album by The Dukes of Stratosphear
Biography

In 1985, the British pop band XTC recorded an EP of affectionate parodies of '60s psychedelia and guitar pop called 25 O'Clock. Instead of releasing the EP under their own name, they released the record under a new moniker: the Dukes of Stratosphear. Working with producer John Leckie, all three members of the group adopted pseudonyms -- Andy Partridge was Sir John Johns, Colin Moulding was the Red… Read more in Amazon's The Dukes of Stratosphear Store
  11:30am
paul:

And now, I'm moving on. Great music, Michael!
  11:30am
David:

Little known fact: some members of Dukes of Stratosphear later played in the obscure 80's baroque-pop combo XTC. The records are really hard to find but I've seen them a time or two. Not very accessible to the casual listener though.
  11:32am
Dave:

Arguing online about stuff you can check online? If the Dukes WEREN'T XTC I'd have argued they sure sounded like Partridge and Moulding singing and playing bass!
  11:33am
Rodger:

David - you are 100% correct. Some people...
  11:35am
Ted:

I thought XTC was a drug :P
  11:36am
Parq:

Well, everyone got a big bag of contentious for Christmas. Just play it, Michael, it's all good. My New Year's resolution is to finally join the Number One Club.
  11:39am
Ted:

Are the Cars and the New Cars the same band?
  11:39am
Linda:

XTC was from the 80s!
  11:41am
Dave:

The Cars and The New Cars are indeed the same band, but the New Cars have that old car smell. At least Todd does.
  11:42am
Ted:

Are WFMU listeners the same as the people who listen to WXRK?
  11:45am
Guy:

Paul - the internet is full of lies. Most of what you read is not true. Stealth marketing, etc...
  11:45am
Ted:

How about The New Christy Minstrels?
  11:45am
matheus:

Hi Michael.
Great set.

Any chance we get to hear some The Fall?
  11:45am
Dave:

FMU v XRK? Ah, the good old days! Weren't Starz actually Kiss without makeup, and a 5 piece? Or is that Angel?
  11:47am
Ed:

How about The OLD Christy Minstrels?
  11:48am
Dave:

Wasn't Quay Lude in Peter, Paul and Mary? Pretty sure for at least a few months in pre-coup Cuba. Lemme check Bing or some shit.
  11:48am
David:

This sounds really different from the Galaxie 500 I'm used to. But not that different.
  11:48am
Ted:

New Year's plans? Sixth Annual Ukulele Drop

Hosted by Sonic Uke at 321 23rd Street, Brooklyn

http://sonicuke.com/index1.php
  11:49am
David:

Jonathan Richman's original of this is better.
  11:50am
Dave:

"Ted" talking ukes??? Gee, I'm sure I don't know who you are. I'll have to go check one of my archived 'zines.
  11:50am
SmokinJ:

I had a Galaxy 500 in high school.. Great car..
  11:52am
Ted:

Dave AKA?
  11:52am
Dave Rick:

no comment
  11:53am
Ted:

Indeed!
  11:56am
Dave:

Happy New Year, ya Jew! Pleasure bumping into you! More jokes, please! Gotta take a break and get the mutts out in the rain.
  11:57am
Ukulele Kike:

Who you calling a Jew?
  11:59am
PBK:

Go Go's would have been a better group if they had fired Belinda Carlisle. A very weak singer. Gina Shock is an under-rated drummer.
  12:00pm
Ted:

Have you heard Christmas in the Sun (Rolf Harris and Status Quo)? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VMgzkzQR_8
  12:01pm
Dave:

Holy Crap - Uke Kike!!!! I'm dyin'! That's genius. You gotta run for office or something with that moniker. Maybe as VP to Kinky Friedman. Ok, now I'm really walking the dogs. Go Gos and Michael Schenker be damned. Also The Damned.
  12:03pm
Dave:

I think the Go Gos would've been much better with Darby singing.
  12:04pm
PBK:

Yes - made best of what she had - but you're right - it's their songs that made them - and she didn't write them. Kim from the Muffs as a Go-Go would have been very cool.
Let Belinda stay doing Breck endorsements.
  12:05pm
seang:

love Chilton's version of this tune!
  12:05pm
Ted:

Yeah, Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike) was quite the anti semite and if he thought someone asking for an autograph was a jew, he would sign U Keike
  12:16pm
ted:

Sounds like 10CC Now debate.
  12:22pm
?:

I think Steeleye Span did a cover of the traditional version of that last song, but I can't remember the name of that one...
  12:27pm
Adam:

I've got no love in Korea, got nobody waiting in Seoul.
  12:27pm
C:

South Careera
  12:29pm
C:

the war in career never actually ended. just a ceasefire currently.
  12:29pm
Be-Bop:

Deluxe!
  12:33pm
C:

does this set represent post-ww2 russian expansion?
  12:34pm
matheus:

The Fall?
any chance? =(
  12:36pm
Ted:

=( Is that Hitler frowning?
  12:37pm
C:

I think The Fall actually covered most of these songs,
  12:48pm
paul:

Ask Scott about The Dukes of Stratosphear.
  12:50pm
Michael:

Paul - good idea - next week, I will.

C. - I dont know the Fall, what are their #1 hits?
  12:51pm
paul:

Thanks. Happy New Year!
  1:39pm
David:

Fall #1 Hits: Fantastic Life, Leave The Capitol, Fit & Working Again, Touch Sensitive, F-Oldin' Money, Cruiser's Creek, I'm A Mummy.
(The WFMU blog had a nice collection of Fall cover songs.)
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