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Options March 5, 2016: Knowing Me, Knowing You

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Artist Track
Jay Gonzalez  Knowing Me, Knowing You (from: Super Hits Of The 70s: HIt EXPLOSION!)   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Tear Me Apart (from: Super Hits Of The 70s: HIt EXPLOSION!)   Options
Hank Williams  I've Been Down That Road Before   Options
Hollywood Jills  He Makes Me Mad   Options
Irene Reid  My Heart Said (The Bossa Nova)   Options
James Hunter Six  Free Your Mind (While You Still Got Time)   Options
Jimmy Curtiss  Psychedelic Situation   Options
Charlie Rich  Finally Found Out   Options
Dorothy Williams  Watchdog   Options
Above, The  Holding Back   Options
Electric Screwdriver, The  Instant Karma   Options
Chris Isaak  Every Night I Miss You More   Options
Ruth Brown  This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'   Options
Ed Maciel e Sua Orquestra  Les Cornichons   Options
Helen Love  Girl About Town   Options
Georgia Lynn  Sugar Shack Queen   Options
Bobby Lee Trammell  A Little Bit Of Soap   Options
Curtis Knight and The Squires  You Don't Want Me   Options
Kiss  Rock And Roll All Night   Options
Tidal Waves  Farmer John   Options
Ronnie Dawson  No Dice   Options
Johnnie Taylor  Strange Things (Happening In My Heart)   Options
Lorez Alexandria  I'm Wishin'   Options
Fleetwood Mac  The Ledge   Options
Keith Colley  Sugaree (Sugar Every Day And Night)   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Traveler's Paradise   Options
James Booker  Kinda Happy   Options
Los Gatitos  I Can See Clearly Now (from: Super Hits Of The 70s: HIt EXPLOSION!)   Options
Laura Ulmer  Amoureux D'une Affiche   Options
Buddy Miller w/ Kasey Musgraves  Love's Gonna Live Here   Options
Joe Bataan  Chick A Boom   Options
Philistines Jr., The  Don't Fear The Reaper (from: Super Hits Of The 70s: HIt EXPLOSION!)   Options
Paris Sisters, The  My Good Friend   Options
Daaron Lee  Who's Makin' Love?   Options
Nikki Lane  Seein' Double   Options
Paul Anka  Eso Beso   Options
A MINUTE WITH  Scott Schinder   Options
Sid Nathan  Talk About His Trip To Europe   Options

CLICK HERE for ion the new lp from The Explorers Club

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 ability to tap your mouse to the beat

CLICK HERE to test your sense of pitch

CLICK HERE for a story about the new Emitt Rhodes album and CLICK HERE to to buy it & watch a video about it

CLICK HERE for Mitchell Kezin' IndieGoGo Campaign Page for "BUT FOR NOW: The Music & Mojo of Bob Dorough"

CLICK HERE to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita

CLICK HERE to help Joey Spampinato through cancer treatment

CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE for a huge trove of downloadable, remixable stems

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

CLICK HERE for the Glyn Johns interview in Tape Op!

CLICK HERE for Bruce Swedien: Recording Michael Jackson!

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

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 "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 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 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

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 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 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 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 Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

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 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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:01am Baby:

Ready... Set?? Baby!!
Avatar 11:11am Marc Francis:

Good morning all y'all.
Avatar 11:11am Todd-o-phonic:

  11:13am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Thanks for Hank. Looking forward to "I Saw the Light" screening on March 25.
  11:24am Listener Robert:

Exploitation?! Parody, pastiche maybe.
Avatar 11:25am Michael Shelley:

But - possibly a sincere effort to connect...
Avatar 11:31am Michael Shelley:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:31am Listener Baby:

I feel a twitch every time, Mike!
  11:32am Listener Robert:

It's harder to do a good pastiche or parody or other allusive work than it is to make something from whole cloth. It's in no sense a rip-off.

My favorite example was my friend's TV show "Lost". I keep discovering more allusions in it, and appreciate the difficulty of working many of them in. I sometimes crack up when I get one of the references.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:36am myron feld:

I contributed to the Explorers Club record a couple days ago and din get nuffin! Who do I complain to (other than you)?
Avatar 11:36am Michael Shelley:

Myron - call The Hollywood Jills
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:38am myron feld:

Michael -- that won't work. I played football on their birthday, so I'm on the outs.
  11:39am Stuart Rose:

Yeah, exploitation, indeed.
Unlike, say, tommy James who seems to more than half felt his "psychedelic situation" even if his first impulse was to seem hip.
Avatar 11:39am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Came to mock but stayed to pray'? It's a very capable Lennon cover.
...I came to say lovin' it & Thx...
Avatar 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

50th Anniversary of 'Bigger Than Jesus' was yesterday...
  11:43am P-90:

Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Bobby Darin and King Curtis were together writing a song...
Avatar 11:45am Michael Shelley:

"the MC5s"
  11:48am Tough Guy:

Great show, man. All #1s!!!
  11:49am Listener Robert:

Oh. I thought you were closing the door because you were going to tell us a secret.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Parq:

When I was in LA on biz once, that oldies station was the only thing that got me through long drives.
  11:52am JOFF:

I like it more than the Original!
  11:52am JOFF:

See also - the Duchess of Earl!
  11:54am Stuart Rose:

Wow, rev, tempus fugit beating up on the 60s.
I think some people probably still misunderstand what Lennon meant.
Avatar 11:56am ChooChoo - ATL:

Hello again! It has been a long time since I've tuned in, now its not. Happy to be here.
  11:57am Tough Guy:

Hollywood Jills and Ron Fields? Superb!
Avatar 11:57am Marc Francis:

Hullo ChooChoo!
  11:58am 1whoknewcthulhu:

Studio Kiss? Love this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

Kiss plays at the North Dakota state fair this summer!
Avatar 12:01pm totallybiased:

Good version...do you have The Premieres version?
  12:02pm JOFF:

AND WOW! - Rasha on the new Superhits - Rightly so!
Avatar 12:02pm Melissa Jean:

good mornin!
Avatar 12:05pm Michael Shelley:

CHECK: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar 12:07pm Marc Francis:

Good mornin Melissa Jean!
  12:09pm JOFF:

URGENT REQUEST -XTC via Raha Shaheen!?!
  12:13pm adam:

the tusk liner notes compare it to Talking Heads.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

Bpy that public access thing wss weird
Avatar 12:20pm Melissa Jean:

hay MF!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm patrick321:

Hey Mike I'm enjoying the show while on a short visit to Paris. Disorienting and comforting at the same time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Layet Johnson:

yay vegans!
  12:25pm Steve McFarland:

Michael - My wife and I have 28th row for Cactus Blossoms tonight! Almost sold out 3000 seat arena
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Layet Johnson:

I'd never heard of the Cactus Blossoms before. They're awesome.
  12:27pm Listener Robert:

A little allegro this one, huh?
Avatar 12:27pm Michael Shelley:

PATRICK- bring me back a Financier
AARON - lucky you - you live in Cactus Blossom HQ
STEVE - Jealous! Have fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

Local boys from Minneapolis those blossoms are
  12:28pm Listener Robert:

I just had a funny thought: a thrash version of the above!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

I was at the Prairie Home Companion show they debuted on waaaaaay back in 2010 too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

Also Michael, has anyone ever told you how much you resemble Brian Wilson?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Baby:

And her legs.
Avatar 12:35pm Michael Shelley:

The beard is temporary - grown at my daughter's request - I think I look like zach galifianakis or emitt rhodes
  12:39pm Listener Robert:

Junie wants to see you w a beard? Interesting. I once grew a beard for my father.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Listener Baby:

When is Buck's solo?
  12:42pm Tommy Caldwell:

WOW! Brilliant cover Don't Fear The Reaper. Positively scarey, as it should be. And it rawks!
  12:48pm Listener Robert:

"Don't Fear The Reaper" should be scary? I thought it was the opposite, a song telling people they shouldn't be afraid of death.
  12:51pm taktika:

Super Hits. Super Show. Probably be stretching the budget in pledges again. Yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

I lied, you don't look like Brian, you are leaning more towards the Carl Wilson look
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