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Options August 15, 2015: Guest: Kim Shattuck of The Muffs

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Artist Track
Muffs, The  Every Single Thing   Options
Beach Boys, The  Be Here In The Morning   Options
Spade Cooley (vocals Ginny Jackson and Les Anderson)  Hillbilly Fever   Options
Bobby Bland  If You Got A Heart   Options
Les Paul & Mary Ford  No Place Like Home   Options
Muffs, The  From Your Girl   Options
Knack, The  Who'll Be the Next in Line?   Options
Big Maybelle  I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself   Options
Detroit Cobras  Putty In Your Hands   Options
Augie Moreno  Make Up Your Mind   Options
Jim Campilongo  One Mean Eye   Options
Stevie Wonder  At Last   Options
Muffs, The  Saying Goodbye   Options
Peggy March  Aren't You Glad?   Options
Robbie Fulks  I Never Did Like Planes   Options
Treniers, The  Everything's Wild in Wildwood   Options
Mighty Sparrow  Jane   Options
Amy Schumer  Girl You Don't Need Make Up   Options
Kitchen Cinq, The  Still In Love With You Baby   Options
Cal Smith  It Takes All Night Long   Options
Little Miss Jessie  My Baby Has Gone   Options
Four Freshman, The  Route 66   Options
Muffs, The  Eye To Eye   Options
Rokes, The  Grazie A Te   Options
Lefty Frizzell  I Won't Be Good For Noting   Options
Mighty Sam  Silent Tears   Options
Muffs, The  Lucky Guy (radio remix)   Options
Kim Shattuck  INTERVIEW   Options
Muffs, The  baby Go Round   Options
A Minute With   Scott Schinder   Options
Brian Wilson  Talks about Eugene Landy on Fresh Air 1988   Options

CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour

CLICK HERE for "Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World"

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see SEVEN videos of The Cactus Blossoms' amazing live performance at WFMU

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

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 to see Cory Branan's "You Make Me" (in 3-D if you have the red and blue glasses)

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 "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

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 see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

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

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

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 to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


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"?

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

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 Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

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"

CLICK HERE for a laugh

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

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 if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

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

CLICK HERE for a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

CLICK HERE for the The Knack - this clip (with hard panned guitars) will help you understand the division of guitar parts in this song - which is not quite what I thought it was

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

CLICK HERE Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), including postage, on Will Birch's website

CLICK HERE for a reminder that you have to be 恋のホワン・ホワン (or HERE, or HERE , or HERE , or HERE, or HERE!)

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."

CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

CLICK HERE, but only if you have golden ears

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 STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

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 info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

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. 8/15/15 11:02am SmokinJ:

What a good thing this is... :)
  Sat. 8/15/15 11:04am Cooh John:

Wow. Never heard of the Muffs. Looking forward to the interview.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:05am SmokinJ:

Avatar 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:05am JohnEBGood:

Good Morning Michael. Thought I was listening to Joan Jett and the Runaways. Was I?
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:06am glenn:

the muffs are fantastic. another band i'd never heard of before i found wfmu.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:07am glenn:

you came to canada and you didn't call? bad michael.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:08am SmokinJ:

Alas.. The Muffs bumber sticker on the back of my 92' Ford is peeling.. Now what???
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:09am Tomophobic Tom:

Detroit checkin in to hear all that steamin summer sizzling sunny Shattuck and shellified sounds! Weee!
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:09am glenn:

that settles it. time for a new car.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:10am duke:

Is Ella Mae Cooley vocalist on this cut?
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:10am SmokinJ:

Avatar 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:15am duke:

Shoulda read the playlist.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:18am SmokinJ:

The Real Deal..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:21am Gaylord Fields:

After Korla Pandit's death, it came out that Pandit was an African-American "passing" for South Asian. Not quite as revelatory as the story of Billy Tipton, but fascinating nonetheless.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:22am glenn:

the knack covering the best rock band ever. not bad.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:22am glenn:

is there anything gaylord doesn't know?
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:22am Chris M.:

very excited
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:23am Gaylord Fields:

@glenn: I agree with your sentiment about the Sir Douglas Quintet.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:24am Michael Shelley:

I was once a Trivial Pursuits team-mate of Gaylord's, and the answer is: no.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:24am Gaylord Fields:

@glenn: Yes: Where the hell are my car keys?
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:24am Michael Shelley:

Click for a photo of your DJ w/ Kim Shattuck in 1984! www.facebook.com...
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:24am SmokinJ:

They let you drive?
  Sat. 8/15/15 11:26am Michael from the Left Coast:

Wow--Big Maybelle! That was just beautiful
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:26am glenn:

hell, don't ask me. i spend 15 minutes every day looking for mine.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:27am Tomophobic Tom:

keep your face on the ground and keep looking for the car keys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:28am Gaylord Fields:

@Michael Shelley: I recall that one of the other teams accused me of "memorizing the cards." I retorted that I had done no such thing. But if I had, I would challenge them to do the same, and I'd still beat them.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:29am glenn:

trivial pursuit may be the best board game ever.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:30am Tomophobic Tom:

wow I thought like my computer would blow up or something if I put a FB link on the comment board. Still seems pretty daring, don't think I'll try it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:31am Gaylord Fields:

@glenn: And the best Canadian invention since nanaimo bars! Be proud (or as proud as you're allowed to be).
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:37am JakeGould:

@GaylordFields: “I retorted that I had done no such thing.” You’re a Vulcan, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:40am Gaylord Fields:

@JakeGould: Well, I'll admit to having been vulcanized for increased durability and tensile strength.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:41am doctorjazz:

Love this song, Muffs are great!
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:42am SmokinJ:

Kick in the afterburners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:43am Baby:

Baby!! Welcome home!!
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:45am Michael Shelley:

Avatar 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:51am JohnEBGood:

I bet Gaylord is a heck of a chess player.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:51am FernandoBelmondo:

Hi Michael!

I've been playing Even More SuperHits of the 70s at the beer store I work at and it's a HIT!

I wonder if you (or the station) still have the previous collections so I can grab at the next fundraiser.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:52am glenn:

i know a couple people who invested in the startup of trivial pursuit. they're still getting big ass royalty cheques. {note canadian spelling}.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:52am Tomophobic Tom:

I'd go Craig Finn, but that's just me. For the greatest living songwriter, that is.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 11:57am Michael Shelley:

Fernando- I get that question a lot - and the short answer is: if the station has copies of an old premium they're usually happy to give it to you if you'd prefer it over a current one - just write a note when you send payment - and they'll do their best to please you. When in doubt - email listener services honcho Joe Mcgasko - nicest guy in the world - and he'll tell you what's possible - but our policy is to make folks who pledge happy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 11:57am Gaylord Fields:

@JohnEBGood: Terrible at it, actually. Strategic games don't do it for me.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 12:01pm Sean B.:

received your premium [2015].Excellent!
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 12:02pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 12:04pm glenn:

technically, ray davies is the greatest living songwriter.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 12:05pm Sean B.:

thank you!. Somehow there is a small hope that rock and roll isn't dead
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 12:05pm Baby:

What is this guy talking about, Mike?
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 12:06pm Jimmy Wipper:

@Glenn, I would have to agree with you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/15/15 12:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

DId I hear right there's a podcast of Beach Boy interviews? Can you direct us there?
- Always appreciate the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 12:07pm Gaylord Fields:

I'll say Carole King. Ask me in an hour, and I'll say someone else.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 12:07pm Michael Shelley:

here's one:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/15/15 12:18pm Gordon FM:

Hi Michael, Hi Gaylord! You guys make the weekend so much more enjoyable.
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 12:18pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Four Freshman are the vocal group equivalent of the white modern jazz big bands from the '40s like Claude Thornhill or Charlie Barnett who were interpolating the new bebop harmonies into their arrangements. Yes, they are suuuuuper white, but rooted in bop and there really isn't a more African American form than bebop.
  Sat. 8/15/15 12:21pm Bill in W.O.:

Beautiful - ya can't beat Lefty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/15/15 12:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

TY Sir for address!

...I presume we're excluding Dylan, Cohen & Sir Macca to make it interesting. Dylan has noted Carole King, & Goffin & King were Lennon & Macca's team model of course. Ray Davies is maybe the one whose turn it is to be more widely credited as such?

One thing about Jazz is it works off Standards, so has that connection to 'White' Pop. No untangling the threads every whichway...Jazz of course has to Swing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 12:27pm Stevel:

Dear GOD, I love the Muffs. Pretty sure it was you, Michael Shelley, who introduced me.
  Sat. 8/15/15 12:29pm Don Juan:

I have 3 questions for Kim..1) Do you still go out with Ronnie? 2) How come you never released anything on Larry Hardy's In the Red Label? 3) Did Dave Katz Nelson help put out your 1st LP?
Avatar Sat. 8/15/15 12:29pm Juke Joint Jonny:

You need both rhythmic and harmonic invention for good bebop. The pop bop white bands tended to focus on the harmony, which of course the boppers often found through studying modern classical music. It isn't all black and white…
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/15/15 12:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

  Sat. 8/15/15 12:35pm spleeng:

Thanks Michael! First two Muffs records....amazing. Sorry, but Kim outclasses The Pixies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/15/15 12:50pm Stevel:

Amen to getting older and not giving a crap (and actually being nicer!)
  Sat. 8/15/15 1:05pm DG:

That Wilson clip was kind of sad....and fast. Didn't realize it was Terry Gross until I saw that it was from "Fresh Air." Brian sounded a bit higher-pitched too, but maybe that was due to whatever Landy was prescribing for him.
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