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Options May 2, 2020: Guest: Steven McDonald of Redd Kross

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Artist Track
Redd Kross  Stay Away From Downtown   Options
Floyd Dakil Four  Bad Boy   Options
Laura Cantrell  Driving Down Your Street   Options
Betty Everett  Hands Off   Options
Dinah Washington  We Have Love   Options
Queen  You're My Best Friend (SESSIONS)   Options
Swinging Blue Jeans, The  Shakin' All Over   Options
Joe Carson  I'll Do The Dishes   Options
Dick Davis and Sonny Thompson  Down To Memphis   Options
Beach Bums, The  Upholstery   Options
Hi-Riders, The  Stamp Out The Beatles   Options
Sterling Magee  Get In My Arms Little Girlie   Options
Jay Mitchell  Tighter And Tighter   Options
NRBQ  You Can't Hide   Options
Los Bates  El Stomp & María Es El Nombre   Options
Charley Crockett  Night Train To Memphis   Options
James Carr  Pouring Water on A Drowning Man   Options
Records, The  Rock 'N Roll Love Letter   Options
Sandals, The  Always (I Will Remember)   Options
Dee Mullins  Beers   Options
Gene Chandler and Barbara Acklin  From the Teacher to the Preacher   Options
Tripwires, The  Owner/Operator   Options
Queers, The  Something In My Heart   Options
Redd Kross  I Hate My School   Options
Steven McDonald  Interview   Options
Redd Kross  There's No One Like You   Options
Bachelors  80's Video Dating Tape   Options

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CLICK HERE to find how how you can make a guitar amp out of an old radio

The Boston public library are currently digitizing 100,000 vinyl LPs for anyone to listen to online, CLICK HERE to browse

CLICK HERE to hear Michael's new 30 minute mix for the debut installment of Lagniappe Radio

CLICK HERE for The Fab Four Archivist's "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a great piece called "Bernard Purdie ... did he really record with The Beatles?"

CLICK HERE for the multi part fascinating documentary about Dream Theater's search for a new drummer

CLICK HERE for Martin Mull's "Soundstage: 60 Minutes to Kill" from 1975

CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for a detailed look at cymbals in 1920s jazz

CLICK HERE for The Liner Notes Project

CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

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 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 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 for the animated guide to compression

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 to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

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

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

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 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 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

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

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 garbage. 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.

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:

I have come to know, that I hate the sound of breaking glass. Good morning Baby! Good morning fellow shut-ins.
Avatar 11:01am Michael Shelley:

  11:02am juniper:

We miss you!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:03am Handy Haversack:

Through the miracle of technology (and a new laptop battery!) I am listening while sitting outside and watching the sparrows and starlings -- and a towhee -- forage!

Hey, Michael, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Good morning!

It's Saturday all over again.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:03am myron feld:

Such a song. Such a song.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

Hi Jupe!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:05am Corey:

Morning Michael and fellow listeners!
  11:09am clarke:

hey'd i win?!?
  11:10am Joe R.:

wow, this Laura Cantrell song hit me right in the feels as the kids used to say
  11:10am clarke:

'they' told me i won...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:13am Listener Baby:

Worlds greatest vocal distortion box! Dinah! Catch that spelling, Jupe. xox
  11:16am clarke:

The Associate is having muffins!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:16am Frank In Queens:

Hey, this session tape is cool!
  11:16am clarke:

Ida Sessions.
  11:17am clarke:

(Chinatown ref)
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:17am Frank In Queens:

Nice bass work by John Deacon on this one.
  11:17am Cooh John:

Cool even without the lead vocals.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:19am Frank In Queens:

Technical difficulties?
  11:20am clarke:

yeah, i love those high string swoops on de bass.
Avatar 11:22am jake6573:

good version, but The Who's version is the best !
  11:22am clarke:

i still prefer Pirates version - just me. it also skips less. ; ]
  11:23am clarke:

frank - how is your poppy field?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:25am Ross T.:

No cable or satellite here, have my cheap digital antenna that gets these weird stations. Get one -- 48.2 -- some country/southern deal, lots of Jeff Foxworthy -- but they show reruns of "Hee Haw." Sweet -- such a great show despite it's era's incorrectness. Some might consider it part of the charm. And tons of great music.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:26am Frank In Queens:

i had no choice but to surrender it, clarke.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:26am happymaan:

Digging this song Michael! Great songs so far today, thanks.
  11:26am testingwithfire:

Hi Michael and listeners! Sounding great, Michael.
  11:27am clarke:

this is the first album that didn't catch me right off the bat, in quite a while. i warmed.
Avatar 11:27am herb.nyc:

Memphis? I just played joe Pernice singing "that's how I got to Memphis" on his It Feels So Good...cd, an hour ago.
  11:29am clarke:

todd is just giving everyone socks so he can knock 'em off.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:30am Frank In Queens:

Juniper Kasem
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:30am Handy Haversack:

I am so looking forward to having a beer with my Three Chord Monte koozie on a Michael Shelley coaster.
  11:31am clarke:

this week's dedication is to a little girl who just lost her puppy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Ken From Hyde Park:

Ruth in the Haircut Booth would be a good business opportunity in these times.
  11:32am clarke:

uh, poppy!!
Avatar 11:33am Ruth Booth:

@Ken Everybody needs a haircut!
  11:34am R2:

Try telling these people PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE is awful (which it most certainly isn't):

  11:34am clarke:

if hair is your worst issue - then you're all good!
  11:35am Vertual:

I think the puppy was named snuggles. I just hope they don't make the dj go into one of those uptempo numbers and he loses his cool.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:35am Dano59:

I love Phantom of the Paradise! Wolfman Jack did a few promo radio spots for it, released on a 7". I think the word you were looking for is "camp."
It is great at being just what it is.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:35am Ross T.:

70s movies tend to have a built in weirdness -- they did an awful lot of drugs in those days.
  11:35am clarke:

uber-camp would be a better word.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:36am McGroovey:

Upholstery: what a crazy-bad-great-awful song
  11:37am Frank Zaatar:

Is that the one where Paul Williams sells his soul to the devil in exchange for getting to appear on too many talk show?
  11:37am clarke:

  11:38am Frank Zaatar:

  11:38am clarke:

Avatar 11:38am Michael Shelley:

  11:39am clarke:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Your Ace From Exchange Place:

This High-Riders drummer totally uses traditional grip.
  11:40am Andres:

Morning! Mustered the energy to tune in but not enough to leave the bed. The listening experience is not diminished.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:40am Listener Baby:

@ Ace .. Traditional gripe, maybe?
  11:41am clarke:

as john lennon said, "hair peace"
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:41am Dano59:

love the playlist art Michael .. is that RK? they were a teen band? reminded of that Rhino comp 'In their Eyes - '90s Teen Bands salute '80s Teen Movies"
  11:41am Sean:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:42am Listener Baby:

Been too long, Baby. Thanks man!
Avatar 11:42am Michael Shelley:

Yes - Steven @ 11 or 12 - from new 1st EP reissue
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Your Ace From Exchange Place:

@Baby Ha ha!
Certainly no lefty on a righty kit Ringo!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:43am SeanG:

saw Redd Kross last year for the first time--amazing and LOUD
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:45am Frank In Queens:

Turn It Up!
  11:45am testingwithfire:

@Michael Shelley you have just solved one of my 40-year-old musical mysteries by playing "Tighter and Tighter." The hit version was on a KTel record and I could never find the title anywhere.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:45am Dano59:

Michael - sweet! thanks
  11:45am clarke:

well, tuners did not exist until about 85, unless you consider one of those chromatic machines
  11:46am clarke:

*for the general public that is
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:47am SeanG:

hey Michael--that link for Steven McDonald goes to a Robbie Fulks site :-D
  11:47am clarke:

best voice in music: jody st. nicholas spampinato
  11:48am clarke:

also best bassist.
  11:48am clarke:

sorry steven!! ha ha.
  11:49am clarke:

and frank.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:50am Dano59:

Roy Acuff!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:50am Ross T.:

Terry does play an amazing rhythm clavinet among other things. On the great first solo on "I Want You Bad" he takes the lead from Al and I thought it was still the guitar for a long time.
Avatar 11:51am Michael Shelley:

fixed - thanks!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:51am Frank In Queens:

  11:52am clarke:

The Treasurer must abide.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 11:53am Ross T.:

BTW,as I decide to go outside can't help it, I just want to say how sweet and reassuring it is to hear the relationship between Michael and daughter play out over the airwaves. There is hope.
  11:55am clarke:

corn muffins??
  11:55am clarke:

mom is busy trying to fix the Swingin' Blue Jeans record
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:55am Frank In Queens:

Hey, why not?
Avatar 11:56am Erella:

Bay City ROllers!
  11:57am clarke:

The Associate has adopted a sudden french theme
  11:58am Will:

Saw Redd Kross in Seattle in the 90s opening for Gwar(!), didn't get any green slime on me though (12th row center).
  11:58am Jett:

I'm partial to the Tim Moore original of "Rock N Roll Love Letter" Enjoying the show!
  12:00pm clarke:

i want to fake being gaylord!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Listener Baby:

Fake DBs
  12:00pm clarke:

this can't be the same Sandals as the surf band?
  12:01pm egould310:

I am so looking forward to the interview with Steve. One of my favorite bands and legendary at that. Great show so far, and it can only get better. Thanks, Michael!
  12:01pm clarke:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Gaylord Fields:

Fake Los Shakers = fake Beatles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Squints:

@clarke. Ya never know. That was my first thought, that they had a track on Rhino's Cowabunga! set in the 1990s.
  12:01pm clarke:

fake gaylord??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm common:

michael, all. saturday.
  12:01pm Rick A.:

The Sandals scored the surf documentary Endless Summer. The main title instrumental is lovely.
  12:02pm Jett:

I seem to remember The Sandals more as a surf group but clearly attempting to sound like The Beatles on this one.
  12:02pm Andres:

It is just good ol fashioned rnr.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Squints:

I guess surf can be repurposed to jangle pop as the, um, tide changes.
  12:02pm clarke:

yes rick - but this sandals is from a different country
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Squints:

Very Joe South-y guitar here.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Michael & Ruth & all!
Avatar 12:04pm Ruth Booth:

Hello, Greg from the zone.
  12:04pm egould310:

Saw Redd Kross at the Santa Monica Civic Center with Shonen Knife in... August 1993??? I was so high, I was floating above the crowd, and could look down and see myself dancing in the crowd, and then kind of float over by the stage and watch the band really closely.

If someone hands you a joint at a concert, ask them if it has been laced with something.
  12:05pm Vertual:

Beer! More like high school keg parties.
Avatar 12:05pm SmokinJ:

Sandals are from San Clemente, CA and were featured in Bruce Brown's surf documentaries. "Wild as the Sea" is a killer comp (64-69) on Raven Records.
  12:05pm clarke:

  12:06pm clarke:

THAT Sandals also made (great) use of the nylon string guitar in their surf music, at times.
Avatar 12:06pm SmokinJ:

Originally spelled: Sandells ;)
Avatar 12:07pm SmokinJ:

They rule..
  12:08pm clarke:

dude, it's already the 2nd...slide the check under the door....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Squints:

"We're The Sandells. We like to surf on dirty water."
  12:09pm clarke:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Always loved The Queers. Takes me back…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

The Queers are here!!! Howdy, gang!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Hughie Considine:

Late to the show and late to the Queers. This is fantastic.
Avatar 12:10pm SmokinJ:

Levels are a bit inconsistent ms... Mic is plenty loud though... ;)
  12:11pm clarke:

at least you brought beer!!
  12:11pm ledzeppelinsucks:

The Queers played a lot of shows in 90's Bay Area
  12:11pm clarke:

been saving a question for you Hughie..
  12:12pm Jett:

Cool, Sonny Charles!
  12:12pm clarke:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:16pm McGroovey:

So I asked myself, "The Tripwires: didn't they do 'Make a Circuit With Me'?", But no, that was The Polecats.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 12:16pm Dano59:

Didn't Steven do Redd Blood Cells? i might still have that on my old iMac
  12:16pm clarke:

YES to both of the above
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

The latchkey kids are here! TV!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Todd76Pct:

Love that pic! I'm wondering if that's when they were still called Red Cross. Looks like a young Greg Hutson (later of Circle Jerks and Bad Religion). Can't see the drummer - maybe it's Ron Reyes (2nd Black Flag vocalist)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Todd76Pct:

Also, love Steven's bass playing with Melvins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Goyim in the AM:

Nobody interviews a bassist like our Michael Shelley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Creem was a great peek into the world beyond my childhood hell. Yeah!
  12:32pm clarke:

i wonder what the recording situation was for those first sessions??
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Hughie Considine:

Circus Magazine was more geared toward kids. Great photos. Hugely influential.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Squints:

This is great. I love how open Steve is.
  12:42pm clarke:

funny, i see a similar thing that steven is discussing with The Lemon Twigs brothers
Avatar 12:43pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Mid 1960's Hit Parader magazine is probably the most entertaining rock mag I've ever read. I'm excluding fanzines here.
  12:45pm clarke:

i have to say that Hit Parader was more 'me', but i gobbled up what i could afford - along with Illustrated Classics Comics, ha ha
  12:46pm clarke:

but, i still contend that Kicks was the greatest mag of all time.
  12:50pm clarke:

i always wondered how the Waronkers pronounced that name
  12:55pm clarke:

solid gold, baby!! Baby!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:55pm listener 126464:

That was great thanks Michael!
  12:56pm Ira:

Fantastic interview.
Avatar 12:56pm Roberto:

Dang, this guy is younger than I am and he was making records in 1980. What's my excuse?
  12:57pm CalZone!:

Thank you Michael and Steven for the opportunity to hear the back story! please come back for more!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Corey:

Thanks Michael! Loved the interview and the show. Be well all!
  12:59pm clarke:

monroe does have incredibly blue eyes - and nice shew here, folks!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm juan:

Thanks for another great show. Great interview
everyone stay safe and well
  1:00pm clarke:

MOST phases of data processing!!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Frank In Queens:

"Come To Debbie Country"
Avatar 1:00pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Great and fascinating interview.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Frank In Queens:

Thanks Michael and Juniper!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Michael!
Avatar 1:02pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 4:04am gadflex:

Outstanding playlist !
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