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Options November 3, 2018: Guest: Carl Giamarese of The Buckinghams

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Artist Track
Buckinghams, The  Beginners Love   Options
Buckinghams, The  Don't You Care?   Options
Marvin Rainwater  Down In The Cellar   Options
Abner Jay  Royal Palm   Options
Cosmic Rays, The  Somebody's In Love   Options
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers   Roadrunner   Options
Buckinghams, The  You Make Me Feel So Good   Options
Ronnie Dawson  Fool About You   Options
Two Things In One, The  Stop Telling Me   Options
Miriam & Nobody's Babies  You Got Me   Options
Buckinghams, The  Hey Baby (They're Playing our Song)   Options
Carl Giamarese of The Buckinghams  Interview   Options
Buckinghams, The  Kind Of A Drag   Options
Starry Skies  Starry Skies   Options
Countdown 5, The  Don't Buy Meat From The Milkman   Options
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers  Good As Gold   Options
Esther Philips  Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You   Options
Orquesta Riverside  Make Mine Mambo   Options
Hi-Risers, The  Where Are You Tonight?   Options
Spotniks, The  Casting My Spell   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail Lewis  Jackson   Options
Margaret Glaspy  You And I   Options
Richard Hell & The Voidoids  I'm Your Man   Options
Lemon Twigs  Foolin' Around   Options
Buckinghams, The  In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow Commercial   Options
Bring us the Elvis   

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CLICK HERE for info on Chris Stamey's new songbook & double album Kickstarter

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 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 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"

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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

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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

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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"?

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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"

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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."

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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!

  11:00am Baby:

East bound and down! Baby!
  11:05am Cal Zone!:

This show will be kind of a drag....in a good way!
  Swag For Life Member 11:08am High Water Sound:

Buckinghams were great and not just the singles. The albums hold up very well, too
Avatar 11:09am Undead Juke Joint Jonny:

Good rockabilly should have a smidge of vague menace. A+ for Marvin
  11:10am Laura and Derek:

Laura and Derek say hi from Toronto! We love your show, Michael! Today is our wedding day!
  11:11am Cal Zone!:

  11:14am Eli:

Had the TIME & CHARGES album growing up as a kid and listened to it all the time. Loved it!
  11:18am Johnzon:

love this song... a favorite
Avatar 11:18am Michael Shelley:

WOW - best wishes to Laura and Derek!
  11:19am Cal Zone!:

Roadrunner is the DJ's palate cleanser! It's the sherbet of rock and roll!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am TheLoneliestMonk:

when i tell ppl that the modern lovers made one of the most perfect rock albums in history, i usually get the RCA dog look
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Sherbet! Love it, CZ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Nate K.:

I liked that Ronnie Dawson track. Quality swing.
  11:40am davefromtoronto:

i always thought he sounded like neil diamond on heliium
  11:40am James Donohue:

Why isn't the livestream working?????
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:41am Hughie Considine:

Plotzing over here from this stereo separation!
Avatar 11:44am northguineahills:

Pop-up is working for me...
Avatar 11:49am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Woh! Hey! LOVE Buckingham's 1st album - !!!
Avatar 11:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...which I don't even see on wiki...
Avatar 11:51am Snortley:

@James Donohue: The 128 MP3 and AAC streams are on 5 different alternate addresses, and 2 of the 5 are not working. If you're using a player that allows you to switch between addresses, like Winamp, you can get on a working stream.
Avatar 11:53am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Their 'Summertime' among my faves - 'I Been Wrong Before'
- Zombies 'You Make Me Feel Good'...BUCKINGHAMS !
Avatar 11:55am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Don't Want to Cry' ! : www.discogs.com...
Avatar 11:56am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(I like that early Garagey stuff - Chicago R&B...)
Avatar 11:59am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

FMU delivers again!
Avatar 12:02pm jake6573:

Hello room
Avatar 12:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Hollies Kinks yARdbiRdS Who...
:O ! :O ! :O ! :O !
  12:08pm Johnzon:

This is great. Love the interviews on fmu... fascinating stuff. Anybody ever interview Jonathan Richman on here?
Avatar 12:10pm Michael Shelley:

wfmu.org... for Jonathan Richman
  12:10pm PJ:

@Johnzon - Ha!
  12:11pm Dennis Diken:

would like to know which NYC studio "Don't You Care" was cut at
  12:19pm Johnzon:

  12:19pm DG:

I always thought "Kind of a Drag" is pretty similar to "He's So Fine" also, so how come THAT songwriter didn't get sued?
Avatar 12:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ok - looks like the 'Kind if a Drag' LP is the one I been thinkin' of for the early stuff I LOVE. Kewl - got that cleared up!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Brian in UK:

S'funny The Buckinghams never made it over here.
Avatar 12:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Conversely - I didn't know 'Make Me Feel Good' was a Zombies' tune over here!...
Avatar 12:23pm jake6573:

Loved the Keith Moon stories from Carl
  12:26pm wikipedia's "Don't You Care" entry:

@ DD: recorded at Columbia 16-track Studios, NYC
  12:26pm K:

Mike Love sux! You heard it here first
  12:27pm paul:

Don't Buy Meat From The Milkman. Great title!
  12:28pm Eddie Bauer:

MY gloves are fine
Avatar 12:30pm Michael Shelley:

"K": Mike Love wrote the lyrics to some great songs
  12:30pm pottybear:

One of the harmony singers sounds sort of like Steven Stills
  12:32pm paul:

Bad people can write great lyrics. For what it's worth.
  12:33pm Mark in Toronto:

Great show Michael. Toronto rules today, congrats Laura and Derek, hi to Dave.
  12:33pm Ed in DC:

DC restaurants: Jose Andres (PR hurricane aid hero) has a bunch in diff styles around Gallery Pl, thinkfoodgroup dot com, warning they'll be crushed w hockey fans Sat 6-7
  12:34pm adam:

love Esther Philips.
Avatar 12:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hell - Murry & Manson are part of the History. That's how it goes...I mean - Phil Spector fergawdsake...Chuck Berry & his restroom camera...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Corey:

Great cover!
  12:34pm Pedro in Arlington:

Mike - You gonna have a car around DC?
Avatar 12:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Jphn Lennon occasionally a handful I understand...Van Gogh - some problems I think maybe...
  12:36pm Ed in DC:

No wait I was thinking of tonight, next wkend will have no hockey fan crush
Avatar 12:37pm Michael Shelley:

yes car
  12:38pm Cal Zone!:

Yes, the HiRisers are from Rockin Rochester, as are the fabulous FOX SISTERS!
Avatar 12:39pm Michael Shelley:

  12:41pm Cal Zone!:

GARY is a Carpet Bagger....but yes! ;)
  12:43pm paul:

Agree with RRNov63
  12:44pm Mark in Toronto:

Casting My Spell sounds like it was recorded in a closet with one microphone.
  12:44pm paul:

Love this Lewis duet!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:45pm steveo:

Michael Shelley you are a RADIO GOD. Thanks for spinning!
Avatar 12:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Rollins on meeting Jerry Lee:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Mister Dobalina:

Super elated to be hearing the Michael Shelley show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm patrick321:

Hey Mike just got to a computer thanks for a great interview, really interesting and entertaining.
Avatar 12:51pm Michael Shelley:

It really is my total privilege and pleasure
Avatar 12:53pm Roberto:

LOLZ Molly Ringwald is dancing to this Voidoids on the home page!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Hughie Considine:

Seeing the Twigs tonight in N.C. and I am hugely stoked.
Avatar 12:54pm jake6573:

If memory serves was Robert Quine on Lou Reeds Blue Mask, which is one of the hardest rocking records ever beginning to end.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Hughie Considine:

You are correct that it's Quine on Blue Mask, @Jake, but there are some quietly chilling moments on it. Not exactly a burner all the way through.
Avatar 12:58pm jake6573:

could you imagine being a fan of someone ( Quine of the VU), and then making records with them, amazing
  12:58pm paul:

  12:58pm Ironweed:

Leesburg Florida checking in......rock on!
  12:59pm adam:

very good Lou Reed Quine concert on YouTube
Avatar 12:59pm jake6573:

getting motivated to go to the VU retrospective dt
Avatar 12:59pm Jeff Moore:

Hey, @Snortley and @James D – it looks like you've discovered some parts of our stream encoder infrastructure which didn't recover properly after yesterday's power outage! Michael passed your comments on and we're looking into it.
  1:00pm Barb M:

Can’t wait to see LT in AP!
Avatar 1:00pm jake6573:

@adam, thank you
Avatar 1:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Listening to my Peel Slowly VU box much of late. SISTER RAY! Dayum...
Avatar 1:05pm Undead Juke Joint Jonny:

Michael, near DuPont Circle, DGS Delicatessen. More of a sit-down place, it's the hip foodie version of your delicatessen faves. It's good.
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