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Options March 24, 2020: Soft Stars: Pretty Music by Famous People

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
Electric Light Orchestra  Mr. Radio   Options Electric Light Orchestra [aka "No Answer"]  Harvest  1971  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paul McCartney  Every Night   Options McCartney  Apple  1970  0:05:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
David Crosby  Traction in the Rain   Options If I Could Only Remember My Name....  Atlantic  1971  0:07:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Carole King  What Have You Got to Lose   Options Writer  Ode  1970  0:11:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
New Riders of the Purple Sage  All I Ever Wanted   Options New Riders of the Purple Sage  Columbia  1971  0:14:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  When You Say   Options Then Play On  Reprise  1969  0:19:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Genesis  For Absent Friends   Options Nursery Cryme  Charisma  1971  0:23:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Love  Old Man   Options Forever Changes  Elektra  1967  0:25:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Guess Who  Silver Bird (1970)   Options 7"  RCA  1976  0:28:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Black Sabbath  Laguna Sunrise   Options Black Sabbath Vol. 4  Warner Bros.  1972  0:34:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Monkees  Time and Time Again (1969)   Options Missing Links  Rhino  1988  0:37:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Del Shannon  Early in the Morning   Options 7"  United Artists   1972  0:40:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Led Zeppelin  Going to California   Options Led Zeppelin IV  Atlantic  1971  0:42:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Humble Pie  Only You Can See   Options Town and Country  Immediate  1969  0:46:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Moonlight Mile   Options Sticky Fingers  Rolling Stones Records  1971  0:49:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
(Paul Revere & the) Raiders  Interlude (To Be Forgotten)   Options Collage  Columbia  1969  0:55:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Buffalo Springfield  Everydays   Options Buffalo Springfield Again  ATCO  1967  0:58:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jefferson Airplane  Watch Her Ride   Options After Bathing at Baxter's  RCA Victor  1967  1:01:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Strawberry Alarm Clock  Strawberries Mean Love   Options Incense & Peppermints  UNI  1967  1:04:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
The Mamas & The Papas  Got a Feelin'   Options If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears  Dunhill  1966  1:10:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Black Peter   Options Workingman's Dead  Warner Bros.  1970  1:13:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Velvet Underground  New Age   Options Loaded  Cotillion  1970  1:19:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Hollies  Stop Right There   Options Evolution  Epic  1967  1:24:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Left Banke   Ivy Ivy   Options 7"  Smash  1967  1:26:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Carpenters   Crescent Noon   Options Close to You  A&M  1970  1:29:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Judy Collins  Sky Fell   Options Wildflowers  Elektra  1967  1:33:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Association  Remember   Options Along Comes the Association  Valiant  1966  1:35:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Iron Butterfly  In the Crowds   Options Ball  ATCO   1969  1:38:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Yes  Sweetness   Options Yes  Atlantic  1969  1:46:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
King Crimson  Cadence and Cascade   Options In the Wake of Poseidon  Island  1970  1:50:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Crosby, Stills & Nash  Wooden Ships   Options Crosby, Stills & Nash  Atlantic  1969  1:55:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Country Joe & the Fish  Away Bounce My Bubbles   Options Together  Vanguard  1968  2:00:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Doors  Love Street   Options Waiting for the Sun  Elektra  1968  2:03:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Blood, Sweat & Tears  Sometimes in Winter   Options Blood, Sweat & Tears  Columbia  1968  2:06:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Joni Mitchell  Songs to Aging Children Come   Options Clouds  Reprise  1969  2:09:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Youngbloods  Dreamer's Dream   Options Earth Music  RCA Victor  1967  2:12:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lou Reed  Love Makes You Feel   Options Lou Reed  RCA Victor  1972  2:15:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Spirit  You Know (1973?) [bonus track]   Options The Original Potato Land  RE: Arcadia  2006  2:19:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Beach Boys  Wonderful   Options Smiley Smile  Brother  1967  2:20:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Big Brother & The Holding Company  All Is Loneliness   Options Big Brother & the Holding Company  Mainstream  1966  2:25:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Byrds  Everybody's Been Burned   Options Younger Than Yesterday  Columbia  1967  2:27:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
David Bowie  After All   Options The Man Who Sold the World  Mercury  1970  2:30:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Pink Floyd  See-Saw   Options A Saucerful of Secrets  Capitol  1968  2:34:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  Kilburn Towers   Options Idea  ATCO  1968  2:39:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
America  Willow Tree Lullaby   Options Hat Trick  Warner Bros.  1973  2:41:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Neil Young  If I Could Have Her Tonight   Options Neil Young  Reprise  1968  2:44:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Steve Miller Band  Quicksilver Girl   Options Sailor  Capitol  1968  2:46:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Zombies  Beechwood Park   Options Odessey & Oracle  Date  1968  2:48:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Canned Heat  On the Road Again   Options Boogie with Canned Heat  Liberty  1968  2:54:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of]   Options       2:59:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


Listener comments!

Avatar 3/20 11:00am Tony Coulter:

Most of my shows feature ugly music by obscure weirdos, but today it's ... PRETTY MUSIC BY FAMOUS PEOPLE. Expect lots of classic rawk and soft rock from the '60s and '70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

Good Tuesday, Tony and all others burrowed in for safety!
Avatar 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, there, James!
Avatar 12:06pm Sem:

Hello, Tony, ljfw. Happy to be along for the ride today.
Avatar 12:06pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, Sem! Should be a smoother ride than usual....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Cmurtha:

Hello!
Avatar 12:08pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Tony and all
Avatar 12:08pm ynod:

Hey all !
Avatar 12:09pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, hiya, Cmurtha, Coel, and ynod!!!!
Avatar 12:10pm Listening Out There:

We recently watched the David Crosby documentary. Pretty good doc about a pretty messed up person, by his own admission...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Listener Bob in PGH:

Hi everyone
Avatar 12:11pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, L.O.T.! Some people seem to really hate him, which I've never quite understood. But then again, I haven't seen that documentary....
Avatar 12:12pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, Bob!
Avatar 12:12pm Listening Out There:

TC - In it, Crosby says at one point that all the musicians he used to play with don't speak to him anymore. He's got that kind of history...
Avatar 12:13pm coelacanth∅:

the wfmu community (show hosts and commenters) have a thriving hate David Crosby bandwagon. the sheeple have spoken.
Avatar 12:14pm coelacanth∅:

...as if he were the only douche in the business.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Yvang:

Hi Tony and Coulterers! No Jandek today!
Avatar 12:17pm ynod:

California comfort food. Very nice.
Avatar 12:17pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, Yvang!
Avatar 12:18pm coelacanth∅:

now i remember my teenage self sobbing to this song after breaking up with my first girlfriend!
Avatar 12:22pm Tony Coulter:

@ Yvang: No, Jandek, no. And just to be clear: today's show is all about pretty music by famous people -- not famous music by pretty people.
Avatar 12:24pm coelacanth∅:

pretty people make inferior music. the statistics don't lie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Yvang:

So if I understand this include obscure pretty music by famous ugly people.
Avatar 12:25pm Tony Coulter:

Yes!
Avatar 12:25pm Sem:

haha, @coel.
Avatar 12:28pm coelacanth∅:

hey Sem
Avatar 12:29pm V Priceless:

Hey Tony! feel free to dock me for tardiness!
Avatar 12:30pm Tony Coulter:

VP! You naughty tardy boy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm listener james from westwood:

Easier just to star this whole show right now, I wager!
Avatar 12:33pm coelacanth∅:

but...
-all this has been pretty, yet, i think most musicians played so far are not ugly (if there are exceptions i won't disclose)
Avatar 12:35pm Tony Coulter:

I am letting a few pretty people slip by....
Avatar 12:37pm coelacanth∅:

"a few!"
Avatar 12:37pm V Priceless:

this Sabb tune is what it sounded like when they ran outta blow!
Avatar 12:38pm coelacanth∅:

i'm gonna start posting beautiful pictures of everyone you play!

- hey Veep!
Avatar 12:39pm V Priceless:

hiya coel!
Avatar 12:42pm Tony Coulter:

I know coel is pulling my leg, but just to clarify, here's what's allowed on today's show:

1) Pretty music by famous people who are also pretty.

2) Pretty music by famous people who everyone but their mothers consider ugly.

But, of course, physical beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I, for one, consider Janis Joplin to be hot.
Avatar 12:51pm Kay:

I noticed at least one WFMU DJ played a rebroadcast of a show that aired in 2019. Is this show a rerun? Hope all are well and not hamstrung by social distancing orders.
Avatar 12:52pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, Kay! Nope, this show is not a rerun. The station is working hard to get everyone up to speed to be able to do their shows from home.
Avatar 12:53pm Sem:

Strings on Sticky Fingers,..forgotten that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Yvang:

Sticky Fingers? Wash your hands! Don't touch your face!
Avatar 12:55pm Tony Coulter:

Ha!
Avatar 12:57pm Listening Out There:

Paul Revere and the Raiders was a fun band. Saw 'em as a kid. Big fan of Fang, of course...
Avatar 12:58pm Tony Coulter:

This is post–Revolutionary War outfits.....
Avatar 12:59pm Listening Out There:

Well, times changed, time to put the uniforms in mothballs...
Avatar 1:02pm Listening Out There:

BTW, the Buffalo Springfield turns up in the David Crosby documentary. Stephen Stills in both suit and cowboy hat. Very dashing, sartorially...
Avatar 1:07pm Tony Coulter:

I wonder if the Raiders had to cram themselves back into their mothballed military outfits at some point -- say, when they hit the nostalgia circuit
Avatar 1:17pm Sem:

Pics on the home page answer the question about age and costume fitness:paulreveresraiders.com
Avatar 1:18pm coelacanth∅:

i went to take a shower and missed some pretty music. and (@12.42) i'm glad you knew i was pulling your leg.
i know people often don't know.
Avatar 1:18pm Tony Coulter:

@ Sem: Ha! I say they cheated, and had brand new expanded outfits made.
Avatar 1:20pm coelacanth∅:

haha!
-yes, they expanded on the idea
Avatar 1:20pm Tony Coulter:

@ Coel: So ... pretty music makes you want to take a shower?
Avatar 1:21pm coelacanth∅:

yes pretty music makes me feel dirty.
it's all relative.
Avatar 1:22pm Listening Out There:

With the Raiders and the nostalgia circuit, they couldn't hold a candle to The Beach Boys. That's gone on, and on, and etc. Something of the Beach Boys might fit into this very show... :)
Avatar 1:24pm Tony Coulter:

They'll be here!
Avatar 1:27pm coelacanth∅:

very pretty hollies track
Avatar 1:28pm V Priceless:

super show, Tony! I am anxiously awaiting an Association selection! : )
Avatar 1:28pm coelacanth∅:

is the left banke cheating though? did they do anything that wasn't pretty?
(youngbloods, same)
Avatar 1:28pm Tony Coulter:

V Priceless: It's coming!
Avatar 1:29pm V Priceless:

got any Critters in this program? LOL
Avatar 1:30pm Sem:

The Left Banke and the Blues Magoos, double bill, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. 1968. Electric lights on the suits, mind.into.orbit.
Avatar 1:31pm Tony Coulter:

@ Coel: There's no law against pretty music by people who always make pretty music.
Avatar 1:32pm coelacanth∅:

this is good news
Avatar 1:33pm Tony Coulter:

@ VP: No Critters will be admitted to today's show -- it's not sanitary.
Avatar 1:34pm V Priceless:

haha
Avatar 1:34pm Tony Coulter:

I considered them -- but decided they're just not "famous" enough.
Avatar 1:36pm V Priceless:

oh yeah!!
Avatar 1:38pm V Priceless:

can't rave enuff about The Association - every record is a gem - lots more than the hits, which are also fab, of course
Avatar 1:41pm Listening Out There:

Not "In a Gadda da Vida" :)
Avatar 1:42pm coelacanth∅:

in the shower before my housemate was in the kitchen playing music that i'd call ugly music made by pretty people.
- music most of the youngsters "listen" to.
  1:45pm miles:

Tony, leave it to you to find the weirdness in these all-too-familiar bands. Great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello, pretty mamas! Hello, famous papas!
Avatar 1:46pm coelacanth∅:

didn't chicago (or maybe blood sweat & tears?) do a song that included part of that Satie piece?
Avatar 1:46pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Miles! (and ... heya!)
Avatar 1:47pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, heya, Doug!
Avatar 1:47pm Tony Coulter:

@ Coel: Chicago, I think....
Avatar 1:49pm coelacanth∅:

i'd bet most people under the age of, maybe 20 have never heard of the majority of these artists though.
Avatar 1:53pm Tony Coulter:

Nah, I'd say they would probably have heard many of them, from their parents, even if only in the background.
Avatar 1:53pm Tony Coulter:

You know, in the car, or whatever....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Cmurtha:

I dunno about that coela, I think zoomers as they are disparagingly called have a good introduction to a fair amount of these bands. From the playlists of classic/mixed radio stations to video games a good deal of these are fairly represented in things they are exposed to. They also have their family for exposure. Even people around my age (US 90S KIDS!) who overwhelmingly only listened to the top of the charts garbage knew at least a song by most of these people
  1:54pm Dean:

"The first and second Gymnopédies were arranged by Dick Halligan for the group Blood, Sweat & Tears under the title "Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie" on the group's eponymous album, released in 1968." -- Wikipedia entry for "Gymnopédies"
Avatar 1:56pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: Ah, yes -- you're right. And, of course, I should have remembered -- I'll be playing that album shortly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Cmurtha:

Also, some bands just have weird staying power where you have younger people get obsessed with them for reasons I don't understand (Beatles girls, Zepplin dudes). So you never know where ones music exploration will begin. Like for me Hair metal, Dio, and Frankzappa is really what got me into music and exploring more music genres. Now I am all over the damn place. Before that I was mostly listening to "oldies" stations in the car or picking up random stuff from TV etc.
  1:58pm Dean:

Derek & the Dominos' "Thorn Tree in the Garden" gonna make an appearance?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Cmurtha:

Weird to think back on that time, That's also around when my edgy atheist-libertarian phase was coming to an end. Thank God.
Avatar 2:00pm Tony Coulter:

@ Dean: Don't remember that track at all! I've told myself I hate Derek & the Dominos -- but maybe I shouldn't.
  2:01pm Dean:

Last track on the Layla album, short, sweet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm listener james from westwood:

Ah, excellent Doors choice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Cmurtha:

I feel like the doors get a lot of contrarian hate compared to other bands in their time period that get (overhyped?). IMO they are the best of the 27 club death hype bands, I don't know if I'd call Jim and Amazing poet, but his lyrics work great for their music and their organist is boss.
Avatar 2:08pm Tony Coulter:

Yeah, I don't get Doors disdain either.
  2:10pm Dean:

I was never a huge Doors fan, but I do cherish my copy of the Quadraphonic Best of...
Avatar 2:16pm Kay:

Hmm, quadrophic Doors. I guess you'd call that a 4-door model.
Avatar 2:16pm Tony Coulter:

Ha!
Avatar 2:16pm Kay:

4 on the floor?\ (oops, quadrAphonic)
Avatar 2:17pm Kay:

That was a Hit-and-Pun.
Avatar 2:21pm Tony Coulter:

I'm waiting for Dean to strike back with a one-two pun.
  2:23pm Dean:

That put me on the spot... I can only think of a Quadraphonic Quadraphenia...
Avatar 2:24pm V Priceless:

'The Hoople' was issued as a quad LP, I seem to recall
Avatar 2:27pm Listening Out There:

"All is Loneliness" is a Moondog composition. Am still waiting for that Moondog documentary come out...
Avatar 2:28pm Tony Coulter:

I've got quad copies of albums by Crosby, Nash & Tears and Blood, Sweat & Fish.
Avatar 2:29pm Tony Coulter:

Oh, and Country Joe & the Doors.
Avatar 2:30pm V Priceless:

lol
Avatar 2:31pm V Priceless:

abowie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm WR:

Most out playlist I can recall for your show Tony. So far in it is out. Interesting.
Avatar 2:36pm Listening Out There:

Sounds like "See-Saw" has a mellotron in the mix...?
Avatar 2:37pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, WR! That was the plan!
Avatar 2:38pm coelacanth∅:

Tony @1.53, & Cmurtha -maybe, but my experience says no. i don't know everyone.
i could run down the playlist one-by-one and i'll still say over 50% (the majority) are bands most (the "great"majority) of people under 20 have never heard OF. they may have heard most of them incidentally in the car, before plugging their earbuds in, but never heard the artist names.
- certainly in "yuppie-america"; certainly in "black", hispanic and asian america. certainly in "country-america".
but that still leaves lots of people.
...and i was responding to the statement of 99% having "heard of", after all -not having "heard".
Avatar 2:40pm coelacanth∅:

(sorry to post this so late but i was away from the playlist)
Avatar 2:41pm Sem:

Lovin' the shift in today's playlist, for today. Thanks so much, Tony. See you and all again next time.
Avatar 2:43pm Tony Coulter:

@ Coel: Well, how about if we say 99.9% of the FMU listening audience has heard of all of today's artists?
Avatar 2:44pm coelacanth∅:

i have a quadraphonic copy of dark side of the moon. i've never heard it in quadraphonic.
Avatar 2:45pm coelacanth∅:

Tony we agree then!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45pm Stanley:

What rotten luck. I forgot about the hour difference and look what I've missed. To ye archives I shall go.
Hey Portland Tony.
Avatar 2:46pm Tony Coulter:

See you, Sem!
Avatar 2:46pm V Priceless:

I have to boogie for a 3pm conference call. Wonderful show, TC! Thanks! Stay safe, kids! Ciao fish!
  2:46pm Dean:

I've heard of 99.9% of Neil Young.
Avatar 2:46pm Tony Coulter:

Late greets, Stanley!
Avatar 2:47pm Tony Coulter:

Ciao, VP!
Avatar 2:47pm coelacanth∅:

till then, Sem
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm David Dichelle:

Hey Tony and everyone - free transfers here: wfmu.org...
Avatar 2:48pm coelacanth∅:

take care Veep!
Avatar 2:49pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, hey, David!
Avatar 2:49pm coelacanth∅:

i wonder if i've heard 99% of Neil Young.
i've heard 100% of his albums anyway.
  2:50pm allanToronto:

thx 4 zombies
Avatar 2:50pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Allan!
  2:51pm Dean:

Does Lynyrd Skynyrd have a pretty song? Aerosmith? Boston?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Cmurtha:

Thanks for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm listener james from westwood:

Jewel of a show, Tony; thanks!!
Avatar 2:53pm coelacanth∅:

Dean -ugh X3
Avatar 2:54pm Listening Out There:

Good show today, TC + Thx!
Avatar 2:54pm ynod:

Thanks 4 all the pretties Tony !
Avatar 2:55pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, everybody!! Next week's show will be extra ugly....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Yvang:

Pretty pretty show! Thanks, Tony!
Avatar 2:55pm coelacanth∅:

hey! this isn't pretty!
but it's great!
Avatar 2:55pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Tony! take care everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Stanley:

The Heat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm chresti:

Hi Tony and forks, home from work, this heat!
Avatar 2:58pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm WR:

I've not read all the comments to see if this was already discussed but this could be a soundtrack to ease the transition of the many over 60 or 65 who are said to be not treated (no respirator) due to supply shortage in Spain and Italy. A situation that could hit the USA if not successful at "flattening the curve".
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