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Options August 13, 2011: A Road Song

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Artist Track
Fountains of Wayne   Road Song   Options
Muvva "Guitar" Hubbard  Congo Mambo   Options
Tommy Collins  Black Cat   Options
Rufus & Carla Thomas  Really Some Good   Options
Belle & Sebastian  Jonathan David   Options
Len & Glen  Write Me Baby Please   Options
Jim & Jesse McReynolds  Tijuana Taxi   Options
Booker T. Jones  Down In Memphis   Options
Clint Esp. Sebastian & The Junkers  Jane   Options
Ray Mason  You'll Never Catch Me Out Of Her Mind   Options
Vic Waters & The Entertainers  I'm White, I'm Alright   Options
Steve Earle  Wherever I Go   Options
Zu Zu Blues Band  Zu Zu Man   Options
Incredible Casuals  College Girls   Options
5th Dimension  Good News   Options
York Brothers, The  Goin' To The Shindig   Options
Oscar Toney Jr.  Ain't That True Love   Options
Nina Simone  I Got Life (remix)   Options
Nirvana  On a Plain   Options
Them  Route 66   Options
Farmer Boys, The  Somehow, Someway, Someday   Options
Dizzy Dixon with Al Smith's Combo  Soup Line   Options
Prophet G. Lusk  Everybody Ought To Serve The Lord   Options
Randy Newman  Have You Seen My Baby?   Options
Astronauts, The  Suzie Q   Options
Merrill Moore  Cooing To The Wrong Pigeon   Options
Darrell Banks  The Love of My Woman   Options
Teenage Fanclub  Baby Lee   Options
Beach Boys  Long Promised Road   Options
Hank Thompson  Total Stranger   Options
Impressions, The  Can't Work For No Longer   Options
Jimmy Smith  The Cat   Options
Buzzcocks  I Don't Mind   Options
Paul Revere & the Raiders  Just Like Me (remix)   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis  After The Fool You Made Of Me   Options
Earl King  Poor Sam   Options
Zap Pow  Lottery Spin   Options
Bucky  Horses & Cars   Options
Simon Dupree & the Big Sound  Reservations   Options
Nick  Get The Baklava   Options
Nick  Nectarines   Options
Nick  I Want To Bring The Baklava   Options
Muhammed Ali  Decon Roach Traps!   Options
Jerry Lewis  I'd Smack Lindsey Lohan In The Mouth   Options

Listener comments!

  Sat. 8/13/11 11:07am Peter K.:

Good morning, Michael. I love Fountains of Wayne (and your session with them was great), but I wish someone had told Adam or Chris, whichever one wrote this song, that "Cracker BARREL" does not actually rhyme with "Will FERRELL." (Also, thank God it's not literally true that Ferrell has ever had 40 movies playing at the same time!)
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:08am Peter K.:

I will, however, accept "I saw you talkin'" and "to Christopher Walken" as a legitimate rhyme.
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:14am Sigmond:

Hmmmmmmmm - I think they know that Barrel & Ferrel do not rhyme. Relax, man!
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:15am seang:

it's an end rhyme
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:23am Peter K.:

Thanks, Sigmond. I had no idea that was true, because I am extremely stupid.
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:24am Peter K.:

Oh, and seang, if it was an end rhyme, wouldn't the names be pronounced "Bar-REL" and "Fer-RELL"? Oh, who cares. I'll shut up and listen to the music now. Sorry, everyone. Great show as always, Michael.
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:27am drr:

This is the best Beatles song ever!
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:27am mrmucho:

the beginning of that Booker T track sounded uncannily like one of those instrumentals on 'check your head'
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:35am Sigmond:

Hey Peter - at least I'm not rude and I say what I mean, I don't use sarcasm (incorrectly) to express myself. Your 1st statement you are saying that wish someone had told Adam or Chris, whichever one wrote this song, that "Cracker BARREL" does not actually rhyme with "Will FERRELL" - but youre being sarcastic - which means saying the opposite of what is true - but then you let us know that you aren't dumb (you do this by saying you are dumb) - so you're a bit hard to follow - an honest question: What did you mean by your 1st post?
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:38am G:

Is everyone happy? It's the weekend! :-)
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:39am paul:

happy, but hot.
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:40am Bob:

You must be in my head. I've had this Casuals song in my brain all week.
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:53am Randy in NC:

re. The Incredible Casuals, I never knew that anyone ever covered College Girls. Written by a local from these parts, Terry Anderson who also wrote Battleship Chains. His band is The OAK Team (look 'em up) and also The Yayhoos.
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:54am mrmucho:

best Cheap Trick imitation ever!
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:57am David:

Best Rolling Stones imitation ever!
  Sat. 8/13/11 11:59am cliff richard.:

Best Menudo imitation ever!
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:01pm paul:

For Rolling Stones sound-alikes, it's tough to top the Chesterfield Kings.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:12pm drr:

Best Stones alike: Chocolate Watch Band.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:14pm drr:

Chesterfield Kings is a good band name.("Stop!" is a good album, that's all I've heard by them.)
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:16pm Jay/ London:

did not Ring Star do " have you seen my baby " as well ?
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:18pm scott:

Ringo covered "Have You Seen My Baby?," and the Flamin' Groovies recorded it at around the same time.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:23pm paul:

Check out "Let's Go Get Stoned" by the CK. Sounds just like Mick & co.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:23pm Bad Ronald:

Yeah it's on RINGO and Marc Bolan played guitar quite nicely.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:24pm bigjay:

Long promised road in my cd player right now. My wife said wow those lyrics.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:25pm paul:

Michael...have you ever played the Chesterfield Kings on your show? They'd be a perfect fit. (IMO)
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:30pm Michael:

Paul, I never have - can you recommend three #1 hits by them?
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:30pm Jay/ London:

thanks bigjay and scott for the info
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:30pm Peter:

Mike Love was right about Van Dyke Parks - he was pretentious and sucked.

Gary Usher was a much better writing partner for Brian. "Lonely Sea" "In My Room", blows away anything Parks could ever hope to write.

"Over and over, the crow cries, uncover the cornfield". What malarkey!
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:31pm Sigmond:

Peter - so you mean Van Dyke Parks was excellent, right?
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:34pm Peter:

Sigmond - right. That's what I mean, and I'm not being sarcastic. Trust me, I'm not.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:38pm paul:


Sing Me Back Home, One Foot In The Graveyard and Rock N' Roll Murder
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:40pm Michael:

Peter - Van Dyke co wrote Heroes & Villains, Sail On Sailor & Surfs Up - I like all of them quiet a lot. - MS
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:41pm Parq:

Van Dyke Parks was nice to his mom and always returned his library books on time. I´m just sayin´.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:45pm Peter:

Michael - I agree those are 3 very good songs, (and not heard enough). That being said, they aren't "In My Room", or "Lonely Sea", or "Don't Worry Baby". If the Beach Boys put out -nothing- but "In My Room" and "Don't Worry Baby", they would still be one of the most important bands, ever.

Not so with those other songs, however good they are.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:46pm Caroline:

  Sat. 8/13/11 12:47pm paul:

Heroes & Villains is one of the greatest Beach Boys songs of any era.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:47pm drr:

One of the great strengths of the Beach Boys was singing about really simple things they seemed to care about (songs like "Airplane" and "Cool Cool Water" for example) but I also like the them with a bracing dose of overthinking. The "pretentious" direction was a good one at the time.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:47pm Carole:

I know.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:50pm Peter:

Paul, "In My Room", and "Don't Worry Baby" are two of the greatest songs, period.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:52pm paul:

Agreed. Along with Good Vibrations and Darlin'
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:53pm drr:

The minimalist "guitar solo" on "Don't Worry Baby" is so terrific.
  Sat. 8/13/11 12:53pm paul:

And a little number called God Only Knows.
  Sat. 8/13/11 1:00pm Robert:

Send me the baclava, thanks.
  Sat. 8/13/11 1:08pm Peter:

To write a rock and roll song in 1964 with a metaphor for male sexual performance anxiety... 'Nuff said.
  Sat. 8/13/11 8:57pm Peter:

Sorry, Michael, it seems you missed a song on the set list. It's around 1:12, and appears to be called "The Love Of My Woman." Just after "Cooing To The Wrong Pigeon." Any way you can amend the list, or is it written in stone? Neat tune, actually. Sounds a bit like Otis Clay.
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