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Options March 18, 2017: 2016 WFMU Fundraisier with co-host Evan "Funk" Davies!

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Artist Track
Francis Macdonald  Sunday Girl (From: Super Hits of the 70s Pure Dyn-O-Mite)   Options
James Hunter Six  Baby Hold On   Options
Claude McLin  Jambo   Options
James Hunter Six  If That Don't Tell You   Options
James Hunter Six  Satchel Foot   Options
Muffs, The  Become Undone   Options
Muffs, The  I Wont Come Out To Play (demo)   Options
Muffs, The  On And On   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Powder Blue   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Stoplight Kisses   Options
Turtles, The  Cat In The Window   Options
Turtles, The  Too Young To Be One   Options
NRBQ  Still In school   Options
NRBQ  Cant Wait to kiss you   Options
Tripwires, The  Motorcycle Mama (from Super Hits of the 70s Pure Dyn-O-Mite!}   Options

Here's the art work:

WFMU Super Hits of the Seventies front cover

WFMU Super Hits of the Seventies back cover

Here's an alphabetical list of the amazing artists and songs - click on the band names for more info!:

1) The Above “Go Back”
2) Barreracudas “Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room”
3) The Bellfuries “Right Down The Line”
4) Bettie Serveert featuring Jesse Beuker on drums “Cos I Luv You”
5) Chris Collingwood “It Never Rains In Southern California”
6) Crystal Robots “Reflections Of My Life”
7) Gerald Dowd “Don’t Do It”
8) Mitch Easter “I’m Not In Love”
9) Jay Gonzalez “Bad Blood”
10) Freedy Johnston “Bennie And The Jets”
11) Francis Macdonald “Sunday Girl”
12) Mingus + Marr “Me And You And A Dog Named Boo”
13) The Philistines Jr. “Something In The Air”
14) Pop4 “Telephone Line”
15) The Tripwires “Motorcycle Mama”
16) Ben Vaughn “Yellow River”
17) The West Saugerties Ale & Quail Club “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”
18) Wire Troop “Hi, Hi, Hi”
19) Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby “Sister Golden Hair”

Here's the video - with clips of all 19 songs:

CLICK HERE for information on the first volume in this series "SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES"

CLICK HERE for information on the second volume in this series "MORE SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES"

CLICK HERE for information on the third volume in this series "EVEN MORE SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES"

CLICK HERE for information on the fourth volume in this series "SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES: HIT EXPLOSION!"

CLICK HERE to see the cover of the 1975 K-Tel LP that provided inspiration compared to the Mike-Shell version!

CLICK HERE to see the 1975 K-Tel commercial that provided inspiration!

Thanks to:
-Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound for mastering the project
-Steve McFarland for the package design & amazing Photoshop work!
-Aaron Dunkel for the video editing!
-WFMU's Rex Doan for his voice over work!
-WFMU's Gaylord Fields for proofreading!
-All the bands and technicians who donated their time & creative genius to make this project happen!
-You for your pledge to the 2017 WFMU Fundraiser!
-Michael Shelley 2017

CLICK HERE for info on Super Hits Of The Seventies: Pure Dyn-O-Mite!

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to vote for the best Power Pop song of all time

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

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

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 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 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 check the stats

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

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

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

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 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 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 11:00am Listener Baby:

Okay Baby. This it, this is the day. Every Michael Shelley Show fan needs to come through in spades right now! The man, and the station need major support from all of us. Long way to the goal. Let's put a huge dent in it.
  11:00am dano59:

Wow, thank you! A Q fan fir 40 of those 50 yrs here.
  11:00am dano59:

Wow, thank you! A Q fan fir 40 of those 50 yrs here.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:03am efd:

Let's get those phones and computer printers ringing for Michael Shelley! 1-800-989-9368 or use the banner at the top of the page to pledge!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

How much is this song worth?? A lot, that's how much.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:06am efd:

Pledge $75 or more and get Michael's INCREDIBLE premium CD Super Hits Of The Seventies: Pure Dyn-O-Mite! Or join our Swag For Life program by making a monthly pledge of as little as $10 per month!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:07am Listener Baby:

What @efd said.
  11:11am Cal Zone!:

Well a happy how do you do to Michael and EFD of WFMU! 2 of my favorite radio personalities! I happily reupped my swag for life pledge last week and I split it between you two!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am fleep:

You guys are the blueberries on my oatmeal. Good morning from L.A.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am doctorjazz:

Hey-I miss Brooklyn as well, but living there was prohibitive and difficult.
  11:20am Frank Above:

Greetings from snowy Rochester!
  11:22am dymphnite:

Where's Juniper???
  11:25am Listener Robert:

I see Peggy Cass is the latest addition to the swaying Alpine chorus line.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:26am Listener Baby:

Hi Frank. I see you down there. A name change perhaps?? Frank Below?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Switchblade Batman:

I don't know who was my gate way DJ. But I do remember that they played The Muffs. I liked The Muffs, but I never heard them on the radio before. So I knew I found home after a LONG search.
Avatar 11:35am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

90 Geniuses ! Thx man - I frankly weary of hearing WFMU constantly characterized as some 'wacky' conclave of 'weirdoes' - when it is in fact the smartest, most interesting & worthy Source of all that is vital ! !
  11:41am Listener Robert:

Uh, Carvel? Sure, some of their places only had their iconic soft-serve van & choc, but most advertised "28 flavors", which Baskin-Robbins only slightly exceeded. But it was Howard Johnson who initially strove to break the mold on ice cream flavors. He was actually peeved that most people just asked for vanilla!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am JohnEBGood:

Is Rand's on Newark Ave. in JC still there? That was the ice cream place in the 70's.
  11:42am Paul:

I donated Monday morning on Joe's show, but gave you a shoutout, Michael.
  11:45am Eddy in Australia:

All I wanna hear are great songs I've never heard before, and I get plenty of those on Michael and Evan's shows.
That said, can you guys just keep talking about ice cream for a couple of hours!
  12:09pm Geoff in Ottawa:

Last night I was watching the Shut Up, Weirdo stream and my 5-year-old walked over, took a look, and aid, unbidden, "Where's Michael Shelley?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm cory:

oh toe ah
  12:12pm Tim in the phone room:

Call me so I don't have time to eat another one of the delicious donuts that Michael brought with him!
  12:13pm paul:

Did you just mention Evansville, IN?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm cory:

yes they did, gotta love how the hoosier state it reppin'
  12:16pm paul:

Best place in the world to get a brain sandwich.
  12:18pm paul:

Always post the phone number in the comments list.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:20pm efd:

  12:21pm paul:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Bootsie:

Post the phone # in the playlist during every mic break!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:26pm efd:

but that's when I'm talking on mic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

Since when did we travel back in time to 2016?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Bootsie:

Can you borrow one of Dave's monkeys to help?
  12:33pm lloyd michigan:

"Music is Freedom" still the best MS premium.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Matt ww:

I HATE getting fingered at
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm AndyIowa:

Just checking in to say hello and thanks for one of my favorite 'FMU shows. Love and rock&roll to all... \m/
  12:40pm andrewb:

Held off seeing the new nrbq for years viewing them as imposters. Finaly saw the new lineup this year and they were fantastic. The new drummer really has that Tommy feel.
  12:41pm lloyd michigan:

The Shoes' version of IWYB is superb.
Avatar 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

pure magic!
  12:46pm lloyd michigan:

That's about the size of it. :)
  12:46pm Jay & Silvia from PHILADELPHIA:

I think we were misannounced...but we'll pretend to be from Montclair if it gets us a Turtles CD!
Avatar 12:51pm steve:

bravo to this boomer guy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Artie Haywire:

Go, Michael, Go!! Blowing the lid off!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Listener Baby:

Baby.. As your part of the pledge drive comes to a close, I want to say your love for FMU shines through every minute! Long live, Baby!
  12:59pm Georgia in Saint Paul:

I want that NRBQ CD SET!
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