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Options September 10, 2016: Gurls, Gurls, Gurls

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Artist Track
Big Star  September Gurls   Options
Kinks, The  Mr. Songbird   Options
Laura Cantrell  What You Said   Options
Raelettes, The  Let No One Hold You   Options
Pioneers, The  Reggae Beat   Options
Teenage Fanclub  Start Again   Options
Box Tops, The  727   Options
Jack Webb  I Come Home A-Drinkin' (To A Worn Out Wife Like You)   Options
William Bell  Never Like This Before   Options
Kurt Baker  She Can Do It All   Options
Buggs, The  Liverpool Drag (sic)   Options
Bellfuries, The  Under The Light Of The Moon   Options
Brenton Wood  Whoop It On Me   Options
Golden Boys, The  Magoa   Options
Flat Five, The  This Is Your Night   Options
Las Gants Blancs  Je N'Aime Que Toi   Options
Jeannie C. Riley  We Were Raised on Love   Options
Sonny Moore  Erase And Replace   Options
Minutemen, The  My Heart And the Real World   Options
Ian and the Zodiacs  Soulful Dress   Options
Merle Travis & Joe Maphis  Lil Liza Jane   Options
Magic Sam  Love Me With A Feeling   Options
Mavis Rivers  I Remember You   Options
Paul Schneider  Dying Of The Summer   Options
Gamblers  Dr. Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine   Options
Karl Blau  To Love Somebody   Options
Prince and Princess  Ready Steady Go   Options
Strypes, The  What A Shame   Options
Sandy Posey  Love of the Common People   Options
Faron Young  I'm Gonna Live Some Before I Die   Options
Eddie Holman  Eddie's My Name   Options
Reverend Cleophus Robinson  Let The Church Roll On   Options
Ben Vaughn Quintet  Road Song   Options
Cyrkle, The  There's A Fire In The Fireplace   Options
Nat Stuckey  Mississippi Hippie   Options
Z.Z. Hill  That's It   Options
Lyres, The  Not Looking Back   Options
RJ & The Riots  Girl Nice   Options
David Brookings & The Average Lookings  The Basement Room   Options
Radio Days  Never Gonna Make It   Options
Mark Bacino  Not That Guy   Options
Muffs, The (Kim Shattuck)  Born Today (demo)   Options
Beatles, The  Roll Over Beethoven   Options

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE to see how Norman from Teenage Fanclub rates the bands albums

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"

CLICK HERE for Artist Management According To Flo & Eddie

CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE to see a Thought Leader gives a talk on Thought Leadership

CLICK HERE to find out about a medical fundraiser for Scott Schinder

CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be

CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"

CLICK HERE to get to know my new favorite person Lively Val Shively

CLICK HERE to check the stats

CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell ina BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery

CLICK HERE for info on the new lp from The Explorers Club

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE for a FREE download of Money Mark's "Mark's Keyboard Repair"

CLICK HERE for The Hollies Family Tree

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE for a free download of The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

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 sense of pitch

CLICK HERE to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita

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 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 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 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 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 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 for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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, 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 for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

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

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

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

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 11:01am Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Listener Baby:

Urm. yes... I'd like too discuss the validity of Colette Gobblegooch. Is it too late in the day to do that? And.... Poop Machines.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Listener Baby:

Thanks Baby!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Listener Baby:

Love you, Boy!!
Avatar 11:04am Michael Shelley:

Yes, Mr. Underboki, it sure is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Parq:

Miss Laura -- one of my favorite love songs ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am SeanG:

Mornin' Michael!
Avatar 11:15am djsheilab:

Just remembered it's Saturday! So happy to be here. Morning Michael + everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Parq:

Different Jack Webb, I take it.
  11:22am lloyd michigan:

Was this recorded after " Don't come home..." by LL?
Avatar 11:26am Michael Shelley:

yes - an answer song from Becky premium cd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am JohnEBGood:

Good Day Mike Wow I play some and like different tunings. I suppose you can play in open C by dropping the 5th string A to G and the fourth string D to C.Tune up the B a half step to C and and you should be in business. Don't ask me abouut Joni Mitchell's tunings.
Avatar 11:43am Michael Shelley:

The bad Co. tune is C, C, G, E, C, C !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Parq:

Jeannie Riley has such an adorable voice.
  11:51am Paul:

Excusez-moi, but it's two words: "Je N'Aime Que Toi"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am JohnEBGood:

Thanks Mike. I just busted out my Dean Acoustic Electric and tuned to the notes I mentioned. Groovy!! I'll be doing Stones songs. Hey , you can't always get what you want.
Avatar 12:03pm Wild Neil:

Fripp uses some unusual tunings I heard....
Avatar 12:12pm djsheilab:

Ready Steady Go....Grrrrrrreat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Power Papi:

The Ernie Bushmiller link is broken...it goes to a japanese "page not found"
Avatar 12:16pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Power Papi:

Cool. Thanks, Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

Love this Faron song. I played Deke Dickerson's cover not long ago.
  12:22pm Eddy in Australia:

My song! Thanks!!
  12:29pm Tommy Jack Haynes:

RE: Ben Vaughn , The only other person I can think of that uses an all sax horn section is Van Morrison
  12:30pm Tommy Jack Haynes:

I guess a all sax horn section is an oxymoron
  12:32pm Tommy Jack Haynes:

Brass section , Is what I should have said ..ok enough
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm ChrisB.:

Like this one a lot. Don't know of Mark Bacino.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Michael. Have a good week.
Avatar 12:58pm djsheilab:

Thanks Michael!
Avatar 1:15pm Mailman Tom:

I knew a girl and her real name was April May !
Avatar 1:17pm Mailman Tom:

I knew a girl and her real name was April May !
Avatar 7:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx DJ MS !
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