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Options October 20, 2018: Guest: "The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society" reissue compiler Andrew Sandoval

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Artist Track
Kinks, The  She's Got Everything   Options
Kinks, The  Mr. Songbird   Options
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers  Darned If I Do, Dammed If I Don't   Options
Garnet Mimms  Prove It To Me   Options
Marvin Gaye  Straighten Up and Fly Right   Options
Bangles, The  Live   Options
Kinks, The  Did You See His Name?   Options
Charley Crockett  Lil' Girl's Name   Options
TV Slim  Don't Reach Across My Plate   Options
John Paul Keith  Something So Wrong   Options
Kinks, The  Where Did the Spring Go?   Options
Robbie Fulks  Die Dreaming   Options
Anna King  If You Don't Think   Options
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66  One Note Samba   Options
Chris Ligon & The Problems  This Is Your Night   Options
Colin Blunstone  How Wrong Can One Man Be?   Options
Kinks, The  Picture Book   Options
Andrew Sandoval  Interview   Options
Kinks, The  Village Green Preservation Society (Preservation Version)   Options
Creatures, The  Right Now (45 rpm 12")   Options
XTC  Grass (45 rpm 12")   Options
Jags, The  Back Of My Hand (45 rpm 12")   Options
Nick Lowe  Cruel to Be Kind (one sided 45 rpm 12")   Options
Romantics, The  When I Look In Your Eyes (33 1/3 rpm 12")   Options
Lyres, The  She pays The Rent (45 rpm 12")   Options
Bananarama  Shy Boy (45 rpm 12")   Options
Bill Wyman  (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (33 1/3 rpm 12")   Options
Konk  Konk Party (33 1/3 rpm 12")   Options
Elvis Costello  A Town Called Big Nothing (Really Big Nothing) (45 rpm 12")   Options
Kanye West  In The Oval Office   Options

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CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for interesting photos of closed music clubs

CLICK HERE for info on the new Chris Stamey track!

CLICK HERE for "The Decca Sound: Secrets Of The Engineers"

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's Tinnitus!"

CLICK HERE to find how how you can submit your own top of the hour WFMU ID

CLICK HERE to find how how to submit music to Michael for airplay consideration

CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"

CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology, and who killed Kennedy!

CLICK HERE for "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE to read the four key lessons learned from the Steely Dan estate lawsuit

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to watch a video about a guy who represents was America is all about

CLICK HERE for the official "How To Read Nancy" website

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

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

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

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 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 Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

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 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 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

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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 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 Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:00am Frank In Queens:

Kinks, The
  11:01am clarke:

the Franks!!!
  11:03am clarke:

  11:05am clarke:

excuse my ignorance, but is that Village Pres collection OUT yet???
  11:06am clarke:

i know some songs have been 'leaked'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Ken From Hyde Park:

En español: Kinks, La
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:07am Frank In Queens:

The 26th I think, clarke.
  11:07am Baby:

Good morning
Avatar 11:07am KarenS:

Excited about this reissue!
  11:07am clarke:

ah. even for vinyl??
  11:08am clarke:

i will be on the road, then.
  11:09am clarke:

baby - how's that harvest?!?
  11:10am clarke:

our vines do NOT have bitter fruit!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Rob Kopp:

Look forward to what Andrew Sandoval has to say about The Kinks-box. I've read his interesting comment on the email-list of the Kinks Preservation Society a couple of weeks ago
  11:14am clarke:

huge fan of andrew sandoval's Come To The Sunshine as well as his slew of great albums!!
Avatar 11:15am glenn:

if i was garnet mimms, i'd tweak a pimm's cup a bit, and voila.
  11:17am Cal Zone!:

Exciting show MS!
  11:18am scott:

Merry-go-round the Bangles.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:20am Frank In Queens:

26th for everything Clarke.
Avatar 11:21am glenn:

greatest rock band ever.
  11:21am clarke:

danke - i am afraid to get the vinyl and leave it in the car the whole trip, tho. will have to order when i get back in december, maybe
  11:22am clarke:

frank - you are out to canada next week, right??
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:22am Frank In Queens:

The big set is a monster and kinda intimidating, even for this Kinks Kook
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:23am Frank In Queens:

Yes. For one night only.
  11:24am clarke:

yeah - and since we probably both got the cd re-ish long ago....
  11:24am clarke:

what shows you seeing??
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:24am Frank In Queens:

But it's going to be awesome. I just have to save up for it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Rob Kopp:

The VGPS is my favorite album ever, right from the start. Bought it in 1968 when I was 14. And although I probably have 99% of the content of the box, I just HAVE to buy it next week. If it was only for the demo of Days.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:27am myron feld:

TV Slim's version of "Flatfoot Sam" is the greatest song ever give.
Avatar 11:27am glenn:

*ears perk up* where in canada?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:28am Frank In Queens:

TO for the GBV show.
  11:28am clarke:

get a new dj!! The Rocktobaaah
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:28am Frank In Queens:

You know, I always like John Paul Keith's songs when I hear them, but I don't own any of his albums. Anyone got a recommendation on where to start?
  11:28am clarke:

will miss GBV in boston as i head out the day before - drats!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:29am Frank In Queens:

Drat is right. This line-up and material is DY-NO-MITE!
  11:30am clarke:

yes frank, saw 'em in new orleans in april - same line-up - insanely great!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:30am Frank In Queens:

Seeing them tonight actually...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:30am Corey:

Good morning Michael! Wouldn't be Saturday without 2 hours of #1 hits.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:30am Frank In Queens:

But enough about GBV before we get yelled at again.
  11:31am clarke:

oh wow - tell doug i say hey if u get the chance!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Listener Baby:

Hi Clarke. Moving along slowly. Looking really good though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Rob Kopp:

Here are some Kinks-P.F. Sloan connections (I know Andrew is a Sloan fan as well and he is even mentioned in the last connection): pwedding.home.xs4all.nl...
  11:33am clarke:

yes, we don't like the yelling.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:33am Frank In Queens:

If I'm fortunate enough to meet Doug, I will.
  11:33am clarke:

good feller!!
Avatar 11:34am glenn:

google says gbv are playing at lee's palace. terrible sound, unfortunately.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:34am Frank In Queens:

It's ok. I'll probably be too drunk to be overly discerning about sound quality!
  11:35am clarke:

ha ha ha
Avatar 11:36am glenn:

well, before you get too drunk, go to greg's ice cream at the corner of blood and spadina and have some roasted marshmallow ice cream. you'll thank me.
  11:37am clarke:

Avatar 11:39am glenn:

greg's is about a 10 minute walk from lee's, so no big journey involved.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:39am Frank In Queens:

Thanks for the tip glenn!
  11:40am clarke:

that ice cream is gonna look great on the sidewalk at 1am!!!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:40am Frank In Queens:

hahahaha. At least it will come up easily!
  11:41am clarke:

si si - see see
  11:44am clarke:

RIP Geoff Emerick - they are droppin'!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Rob Kopp:

@Michael: Could you ask Andrew if he knows what happend to the songs from 2 BBC series: At the eleventh hour (67-78) and Where was spring (1969)? They were intended for a solo-LP of Ray called Songs I Sang For Auntie / The Ray Davies Songbook in 1971, but most of the songs were never released
  11:54am yippie:

I thought this was the first village green song you played today
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:55am Frank In Queens:

Hi Andrew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Rob Kopp:

@Yippie: From the 15-track version you're right, but Mr. Songbird was on the 12-track version
  12:04pm clarke:

what about mungo jerry album??
  12:05pm yippie:

I love a bunch of the alternate tracks I've heard. especially Days YES
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Frank In Queens:

For The Kinks, it's mono all the way until Arthur.
  12:10pm yippie:

wow gotta hear this
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Hughie Considine:

my mind...my mind ...
  12:14pm clarke:

singed synapses!!!!
  12:17pm clarke:

there were some live broadcast tapes (made for King Biscuit Radio Hour, i think?) of the Preservation Tour(s) - they did perform the title track w/horns, etc, that way, but still...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks for having me on the show!
Avatar 12:18pm TDK60:

LPs from the mid-'60s sound better in mono like Andrew said: "punchier," "cohesive." I'd rather hear "Beatles 65" in mono.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Rob Kopp:

@Michael & Andrew: Thanks for the interview
Avatar 12:18pm Michael Shelley:

My pleasure!
  12:18pm clarke:

great stuff andrew!! i wish someone would interview about YOUR albums - which are all great great great!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Rob Kopp:

@Andrew: Could you answer my question, further up in this comment?
  12:19pm dano59:

Rob Kopp a few BbC tracks have been released - see Kinks at the BBC on Discogs -- and a couple others are on a Great Lost Kinks Album bootleg
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Rob Kopp:

@dano59: Yes, but Doug Hinman's book lists a few others that have never been released.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm cometothesunshine:

Ray rejected the BBC songs sung by Jeannie Lamb for release on this set and he could find no further tracks from Where Was Spring in his archive. There are the usual 2 on the BBC disc of the Deluxe Box.
Avatar 12:21pm TDK60:

DJ Michael: 45s sometimes do jump right off the turntable!
  12:21pm davek:

Mono!!! Face To Face and Something Else shine as do the Beatles before Sgt. Pepper.
  12:22pm clarke:

as for mono vs. stereo debate - it is kinda like the thing: what was it like growing up without a father? you don't know any different until you compare. in other words, we were all fine with our stereo versions, as andrew intimated. until you hear mono mixes, stereo is what we grew up with.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Hughie Considine:

ahhh....Now here's a band. if you haven't checked out Andy Partridge's "Complicated Game," a song-by-song extravaganza based on voluminous interviews, it's damn good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Rob Kopp:

@Andrew. Thanks for answering. Such a pity he rejected the Jeannie Lamb-versions. I mean, it's history, and now we still don't know (and probably never will) how those songs sounded.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm cometothesunshine:

A couple of the BBC songs were demoed and he included them in his demo montage on the Deluxe Edition
  12:24pm clarke:

hughie - is that the same thing as those blog interviews song-by-song that were on the net in the oughts??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Rob Kopp:

@Andres: I also appreciated your email to the KPS email-list
  12:25pm clarke:

single goin' steady!!!
  12:27pm davek:

Ringo used to walk around wearing a button on his lapel that said "MONO". I use one of those small Marshall computer speakers that are mono only...It sounds GREAT>
  12:27pm Frank Zaatar:

Ok, this gets my vote for the #1 song I hate to love. The Jags imitating Joe Jackson imitating Elvis Costello. It should make me shrivel up. But I can't help myself.
  12:28pm Pedro in Arlington:

Today's show is pure brilliance and not just due to the Andrew interview. The Kinks rule as does the MS Show.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Frank In Queens:

Why does this sound like it's running slow?
Avatar 12:29pm Roberto:

I think they may have played and sung more slowly.
  12:29pm Cal Zone!:

These 12"s sound amazing. So dynamic, and full sounding...especially in the low end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm common:

Love this ,in. I’m 13
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm common:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Hughie Considine:

@Clarke, yep, based on those. Some new additions as well. Fascinating stuff. I was moved to break out "Go 2," which I barely ever do, based on the deep dive into "Beatown," a song I never rated that highly. One of those kind of books.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Rob Kopp:

We, the Dutch Kinks Preservation Society, tried to get the Kinks to Utrecht in the Netherlands in 2008 to celebrate 40 years of the VGPS-album, but we didn't succeed in bringing them together that year. We had Pete Quaife as guest in 2004 and Ray in 2010, but unfortunately it wasn't to be in 2008. A missed opportunity.
Avatar 12:32pm Roberto:

What I like about your eyes...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Frank In Queens:

I like this song better than "What I Like About You"
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Hughie Considine:

"Talking in Your Sleep" splits the difference?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Squints In Plymouth:

This is an outstanding riff.
  12:33pm buddha:

hi folks!
  12:34pm clarke:

thanks hughie - i WILL be getting that book!! i found andy's remembrances VERY inspiring on a writing/recording level (i.e. stealing ideas!) and read most of them, for a while. but, i am sure i missed some and then i am not sure when they lapsed....
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Squints In Plymouth:

Just as well. The indie single version of Tell It To Carrie shreds the Nemperor LP version.
  12:35pm clarke:

..or IF they have lapsed??
Avatar 12:39pm luca:

the jags doing an encore youtu.be...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Frank In Queens:

"Talking In Your Sleep" might be their best.
  12:40pm clarke:

Nat'l Breakout - best romantics album!!!!
Avatar 12:40pm Michael Shelley:

I love their version of She's Got Everything
  12:41pm clarke:

obviously micheal - you played it last week?? right??
  12:43pm clarke:

you win a dollar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm listener 126464:

  12:48pm clarke:

frank - did u ever figure out what was wrong with your speakers????
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Frank In Queens:

I'm not sure exactly. It sounded better after I switched to vinyl that day and it's been better since. But it sounds like the tweeter isn't always producing a sound in the left channel. I think it's just time for new speakers...
  12:51pm clarke:

before you do that: switch wires just to see if it is NOT the speakers.
  12:52pm clarke:

also, the speakers could be repaired - but, not as easy in the city, i guess.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Frank In Queens:

It better not be the wires. I paid good money for them and they're only a few years old.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Frank In Queens:

I'm not sure it's even worth repairing these. They're not very expensive or highly regarded, and I could probably upgrade cheaper than what it would cost to have them fixed.
  12:54pm clarke:

i don't mean switch the KIND of wires - i mean switch the connections at the amp to the speakers to reverse the right and left and see if the sound stays the same
  12:55pm clarke:

if the left speaker makes the same noise on the right side - then it may be your amp??
  12:55pm dennis diken:

thanks for a gasser of a show Mikey!
  12:56pm clarke:

but, you are right - there are certainly some killer deals out there on craigslist, these days. i got a FREE set of camb soundworks bookshelf speakers a few weeks ago.
  12:56pm DG:

Hey, I have this single, always liked it (another example of good music from a bad film)...I think this is a bonus cut on the Blood & Chocolate CD (although it didn't have all versions). I remember EC playing this at his B'way shows in '86 (either live or over the sound system before he went on---maybe someone here remembers).
  12:57pm clarke:

no, i WON the rocktobah
  12:58pm DG:

Jeezus, why play the ravings of this idiot? ("We should empower the pharmaceuticals"...huh?) They should make this into one of those "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste" PSAs.
  12:59pm Cooh John:

Tell Clay Pigeon that last song had the lyric "wake and bake ".
  12:59pm convoy_pt2:

No doubt turn this kanye crap off I listen to wfmu because it doesnt give airplay to psychos like him
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