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Options May 16, 2020: Three To Six Man

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Creation  How Does It Feel To Feel (UK version)   Options Action Painting  Numero Group    2LP      0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Los Vigilantes  Yo No Quiero Ver a Nadie Hoy   Options   Los Vigilantes  2020  MP3    *   0:02:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
AC./DC  Whole Lotta Rosie   Options Let There Be Rock  Atlantic    LP      0:06:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Cramps  Do The Clam   Options Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx  Vengeance Records    LP      0:11:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bloodshot Billl  Switchin' Gears   Options Get Loose Or Get Lost  Goner Records  2020  LP    *   0:14:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Buddy Holly  Midnight Shift   Options The Complete Buddy Holly  MCA (UK)    LP box set      0:16:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Fox Sisters  If You Only Knew   Options Bust Out!    2020  LP    *   0:18:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The J. Geils Band  Hard Drivin' Man   Options Full House  Atlantic    LP      0:20:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Showstoppers  Ain't Nothin' But A House Party   Options   Heritage    45      0:24:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
                0:27:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Rick Springfield  I'll Make You Happy   Options         Easybeats cover!!!    0:31:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Speedways  This Ain't A Radio Sound   Options     2020  45    *   0:34:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jordan Jones  Text You Back   Options   Beluga  2020  MP3    *   0:37:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Shoes  She Satisfies   Options Tongue Twister  Elektra    LP      0:38:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nikki & The Phantom Callers  Everybody's Going To Hell (But You and Me)   Options Everybody's Going to Hell (But You and Me)  Nikki Speaks  2020  MP3    *   0:41:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Who  Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (US Mirasound Version)   Options The Who Sell Out (deluxe edition)  Universal    CD      0:44:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Jack Cades  Needing You   Options Perfect View  Bickerton/Beluga  2020  EP    *   0:47:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Flamin' Groovies  I Can't Hide   Options Shake Some Action  Sire    LP      0:50:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Byrds  Lady Friend   Options   Columbia    45  David Crosby tune    0:53:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Waylon Jennings  If You Could Touch Her At All   Options This Time  RCA Victor    LP      1:02:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Try   Options Homegrown  Reprise  2020  MP3    *   1:04:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Charley Crockett  That's How I Got To Memphis   Options Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza  Son Of Davy    LP      1:07:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dog Party  Today I Started Loving You Again   Options   Dog Party  2020  MP3    *   1:09:44 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Everly Brothers  (I'd Be) A Legend In My Own Time   Options The Hit Sound Of The Everly Brothers  Warner Bros.    LP      1:11:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lucinda Williams  When The Way Gets Dark   Options Good Souls Better Angels  Highway 20/Thirty Tigers  2020  LP    *   1:15:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash  Guess Things Happen That Way- Take 3   Options Travelin' Thru, Featuring Johnny Cash: 1967–1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15  Columbia  2020  LP box set    *   1:18:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Charlie Feathers  Too Much Alike   Options   King    45      1:19:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Hi-Risers  Hot Banana   Options   Hi-Tide Recordings  2020  MP3    *   1:22:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jerry Lee Lewis  Me and Bobby McGee   Options   Mercury    45      1:24:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
tribute to Phil May
The Pretty Things  Rosalyn   Options   Fontana    45      1:39:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
David Bowie  Don't Bring Me Down   Options Pin Ups  RCA    LP  one of the two Pretty Things covers on this album ("Rosalyn" being the other).    1:40:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  Come See Me   Options   Fontana    45      1:42:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  Midnight To Six Man (Live at The BBC)   Options         from The Saturday Club May 1966    1:45:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  You Don't Believe Me   Options Get The Picture?  Fontana (UK)    LP      1:47:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  Buzz The Jerk (Live At The BBC)   Options         another one from the 5/66 Saturday Club session    1:50:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  L.S.D.   Options The Vintage Years  Sire    2LP  seminal 1976 comp with Greg Shaw liners    1:52:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  Talkin' About The Good Times   Options   Laurie    45      1:54:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  S.F. Sorrow Is Born   Options S.F. Sorrow  Rare Earth    LP      1:58:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  Miss Fay Regrets   Options Parachute  Harvest (UK)    LP      2:01:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretty Things  Pretty Thing   Options Live At The 100 Club  Snapper    Vinyl      2:04:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Explorers Club  Look To The Horizon   Options   Goldstar Recordings  2020  MP3    *   2:14:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Todd Rundgren   We Gotta Get You A Woman   Options Runt  Bearsville    LP      2:15:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Beach Boys  Sail On, Sailor   Options Holland  Brother/Reprise    LP      2:19:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Televisionaries  Over & Out   Options   Chocolate Chin  2020  MP3    *   2:22:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Dictators  16 Forever   Options Everyday Is Saturday  Norton    CD      2:25:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Best Coast  Graceless Kids   Options Always Tomorrow  Concord Records  2020  LP      2:29:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Rookie  Michigan   Options Rookie  Rookie Chicago LLC  2020  MP3    *   2:32:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Tyler Keith  The Last Drag   Options The Last Drag  Black & Wyatt Records  2020  MP3    *   2:38:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dead Ghosts  When It Comes To You   Options Dead Ghosts  Florida's Dying    CD      2:41:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Los Salvajes  La Neurastenia   Options       EP  "19th Nervous Breakdown" to you!    2:42:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Les Grys-Grys   Milk Cow Blues   Options   States Record Co  2020  78    *   2:45:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Pretenders  Turf Accountant Daddy   Options Hate For Sale  BMG Rights Management  2020  LP    *   2:49:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Yardbirds  I'm A Man   Options   Epic    45      2:52:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X  Delta 88 Nightmare   Options ALPHABETLAND  Fat Possum  2020  LP    *   2:55:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Teen Cobra  Stranger Danger   Options Social Piranha  Hidden Volume  2020  Cassette      2:56:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Heartbreakers  One Track Mind   Options L.A.M.F. the Lost '77 Mixes  Jungle Records    LP      2:58:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Guido from Cologne:

  3:01pm David in London:

All hail the Boss Groover.
  3:02pm Victrola Tom:

WooHoo! Pool Party in Ventnor with Todd-O-Phonic spinning the tunes!
Avatar 3:02pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Hey everyone! Here we go!
Avatar 3:03pm TDK60:

Oh no, Mods. I don't make the cut in my old holey jeans, old sneakers and ragged t-shirt. That's how it feels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Chop Scott:

Loud & clear Todd!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Handy Haversack:

The Boss Groover! Sounding great in Greenpoint -- sure my neighbors agree!
Avatar 3:05pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Chop Scott: Thanks! I hope that's a good thing!
  3:05pm medson:

Hola TOPT and everyone. Beer sunshine and this show, perfect three hours coming up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Handy Haversack:

Yeah, medson!
  3:08pm ChrisOD:

Bon Scott ruled!
Avatar 3:09pm jake6573:

AC/DC instant cure for depression.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Stanley:

AC;DC Whole Lotta Rosie yeeeeeeaaaaahhhh!!!!
  3:10pm David in London:

TDK, I’ll pop down to Carnaby Street tomorrow and air mail you a box of proper Mod clobber.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Corey:

Hello TOPT and everyone! Agree with Medson/Handy!
  3:10pm MFlynn:

Wow! AC/DC!!! Happy Saturday Todd and Everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Stanley:

jake - Right On!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Stanley:

Handy David Rosie!!!!
Avatar 3:11pm Sonny Rickles:

oh yesh!
Avatar 3:11pm jake6573:

Everyone talks about Angus, Malcolm Young perhaps greatest rhythm guitarist ever !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Stanley:

Todd - keep this shit going
  3:12pm David in London:

Stanley, devil horns to you mate.
  3:12pm kpx:

@Medson, now that you said beer I want some. but I want to try a new brand. what kind are you having.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Stanley:

David! (hops accross room guitar and hair flying)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Stanley:

Who mentioned beer?
  3:16pm MFlynn:

Victory Golden Monkey beers being consumed out here in PA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm mariano:

Hey TOPT, crew, everyone! Nice to hear some AC/DC. I hadn't heard them in a long time till about a year or so ago at the Dungeon in the French Quarter. It has this legendary sound system and jukebox (mainly extreme metal but also foundational hard rock), and "Walk All Over You" came on. Hadn't heard it at the proper volume in ages, absolutely blew me away.
Avatar 3:16pm TDK60:

Thanks David, will keep an eye out for the postal worker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Frank In Queens:

The Buddy Holly Story will be on Channel 13's Reel 13 next Saturday at 9PM, for anyone interested.
  3:18pm Victrola Tom:

Wait, did I hear beer?
  3:19pm Jett:

Annie's not only working on the midnight shift, she's been doin' that Twenty Flight Rock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Frank In Queens:

Rockin' Rochester!
  3:19pm kpx:

@Stanley, well their was me medson handy and Corey. hey Corey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Stanley:

Pohjala IPA, here, from Estonia, that's Tallin ya!
  3:20pm David in London:

Hey Mariano.
Avatar 3:20pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Jett: True that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Handy Haversack:

OK, fine, I WILL have a beer -- esp. now that I have fought back the Devil's Hopyard a little.

Stanley! Corey! Mariano! Big PBR cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Mr. Pumpy:

Hello, Todd and The Phonics!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm mariano:

Hey what's up David, Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm mariano:

Mr P!
  3:21pm kpx:

@V Tom, you did indeed!.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm myron feld:

The cover of "Full House" is three of a kind. Love this album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Mr. Pumpy:

mariano, David, Handy..."and the rest"!
Avatar 3:24pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@myron feld: Nick Hornby wrote an amazing piece on "Full House".
  3:25pm David in London:

Mr P, hi dee hi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Mr. Pumpy:

I'll have to bust this Full House vinyl out when I'm home tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder, Todd!
  3:25pm medson:

@kpx I just have a bunch of different brews in the fridge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm myron feld:

Thanks, Todd, I will search that out.
  3:25pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

Backyard Detroit Deomolitioning!
Avatar 3:25pm The Big G:

J Geils!!
  3:26pm Victrola Tom:

Doing the Detroit Demolition while trying not to spill my Tecate!
  3:26pm flashbazbo:

I never heard of the Philly freeze. Reported.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm myron feld:

I saw Geils a lot during this period. Best live band ever give.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Mr. Pumpy:

@TDK, I hope you've figured out the unemployment thang.
  3:26pm johnzo:

woo detroit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Ciggy:

I saw David Johanson strutting his stuff through the audience at The Great Gildersleeves whilst Peter Wolf was singing, scatting  & dancing on stage for the J Geils Band in his candy striped leggings - 1980.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Mr. Pumpy:

@Ciggy, that's a scene right there!
  3:29pm kpx:

@Medson, the usual domestic brands I'm assuming. I'm just looking for something a little different. have any names in mind.
  3:30pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Great show, Todd! How about sending one out in memory of the great Fred Willard?
  3:30pm johnzo:

i demand todophonix
Avatar 3:30pm JohnEBGood:

Doin the Demolition here in beautiful Smithville ,NJ. Saw J Geils Band and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band open up for KIss at Roosevelt Stadium Jersey City around 1976! Thanks for rockin' us Todd!
Avatar 3:31pm TDK60:

Hi Pumpy. Yeh I figured it out, took my socks off, feet on the coffeetable, set back on the couch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Stanley:

Amazingly, I got hold of a can from Other Half Brewery, here in Edinburgh! Thinking of you all over there.
  3:32pm medson:

@kpx mostly from Cape May Brew Co. I mostly drink sours and IPA’s
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm GeorgeSimian:

I saw J Geils open for the Rolling Stones in London in the early 80's. They blew the Stones away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Mr. Pumpy:

@TDK...good to hear! I know how frustrating and nerve rattling that bullshit can be. Good news!
  3:33pm kpx:

Wait, V Tom. Tecate, would you recommend that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm McGroovey:

I've never heard Rick Springfield sound so heavy, but then again, I haven't listened to many Rick Springfield records.
  3:34pm David in London:

Did Rick Springfield suddenly join Mudhoney? Sheesh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm efd:

I am both stunned and delighted to hear Rick Springfield covering this and furious that I didn’t already know about it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hey !
Peace Love & Power Chords.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Frank In Queens:

This version is ridiculously muscular.
  3:35pm dinatekno:

This is awesome! I see him at least once a year when he tours. He puts on an awesome show.
Avatar 3:35pm TDK60:

Pumpy, just kidding, still working on it. For some reason I'm on-hold on the phone a lot (millions of others they say, go figure).
  3:35pm Victrola Tom:

Les and I saw Rick perform this track live at the Count Basie many moons ago!
Avatar 3:36pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Frank In Queens: The hilarious thing is last night I told Cheryl that you are ridiculously muscular!
  3:36pm Jett:

I like those real early Rick Springfield recordings. Not much on his later stuff.
  3:36pm Victrola Tom:

@kpx Tecate is a great backyard basking in the sun beer! But drink it straight up, line a man! No fruit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm efd:

Pre-General Hospital Rick Springfield made some great pop records, with some Elton John sidemen in his band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Frank In Queens:

I think you have me confused with someone else Todd!
  3:38pm kpx:

@Medson, I think I heard of a IPA called fat tire. or was that ale?. have you heard of it?.
  3:39pm MFlynn:

Todd, Is this new Jordan Jones?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Ciggy:

@GeorgeSimian ~ the Stones probably played 45 minutes.
  3:40pm Andy:

Hi, did I just hear a Bear Show reference in that “Text You Back” song?
  3:40pm Andy:

*Best Show
  3:40pm battleaxe:

I heard it also!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm McGroovey:

I'm more into Rick Springfield's early experimental stuff, before he sold out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Motobro:

Hey Daddy O’ , itz the Boss Groover!
Top O’ the afternoon Todd and Skelly crew.
Avatar 3:41pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@McGroovey: You must be referring to Zoot Suit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Mr. P!

Where did you find THAT, Stanley? I'll tell my mate.
Avatar 3:42pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Andy: All the spins I give that guy and he goes out and sings about "The Best Show".
  3:43pm Smoketown Joe:

The perfect soundtrack to a lovely Saturday afternoon. All hail Todd-o-phonic Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Mr. Pumpy:

@TDK...you got one by me! Well, message me off the accu. Perhaps there is some way I can help. Seriously.
  3:44pm battleaxe:

@TOPT...heard Breckman on 7SD throwing shade at weekend DJ's...Let it RIP!
  3:45pm Victrola Tom:

This Nikki & the Phantom Callers track ROCKS! Sorry, got a little excited there.
Avatar 3:46pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@battleaxe: I don't need to lower myself by addressing has beens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Stanley:

Hi David - on closer inspection, it's a collaboration with Mondo in London. Picked it up today from The Beerhive (curbside collection). Tell him to give them a call.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm mariano:

That's at least three Who songs about masturbation: this one, Pictures of Lily, and How Can You Do It Alone. Not complaining, just observing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Mr. Pumpy:

@kpx, Fat Tire is an amber ale from New Belgium Brewing Company. They are from Colorado but have been shipping to the east coast for a year or so. The IPA they offer is called Voodoo Ranger.
  3:48pm David in London:

Boss Groover, sure you saw the news that Phil May has died. Massively bad news. Yet again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Mr. Pumpy:

Such a killer Who tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Stanley:

However, there is The Bottle Barron, where he lives. Also a fine purveyor of ales.
Avatar 3:49pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@mariano: It was all hands on deck for The Who.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm mariano:

Yeah, I saw that, David. I found a good interview in the Guardian: www.theguardian.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm mariano:

TOPT: <Keith_Moon_rimshot.wav> ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm GeorgeSimian:

@Ciggy No. They played a huge set. Wembley Stadium. And they were good. But J. Geils were amazing. I think the Tattoo You tour, which was not the same as the Exile on Main St. tour. They were probably in their 40s, and all the papers said they were so old and how could they keep going. And now I'm older than they were, and I'm old, but I'm not that old.
Avatar 3:50pm The Big G:

Gotta “hand” it to The Who. They knew a lot about self satisfaction
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Frank In Queens:

Groovin' Groovies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm McGroovey:

@Todd well...obviously, yes.
Avatar 3:54pm jake6573:

Saw the Tattoo you tour in Buffalo NY.Stones were fantastic, George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers opened for them, he was off the charts spectacular. Stones were in awe of him , asking him for his autograph after the snow. Pics of it in Hampton Va.
  3:55pm kpx:

@Mr Pumpy. I'm sold, I'm off to get me some fat tire. thx u Medson, thx u victrola Tom.
  3:55pm Jett:

Love those Flamin' Groovies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Frank In Queens:

Jangle time!
  3:56pm Bambi Kino HQ:

the great "lost" byrds single! go croz!
  3:56pm Jett:

Love the Byrds also, keep 'em flyin' high.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Mr. Pumpy:

David, I was thinking along the same lines when that Springfield song played. It was like he was channeling Fu Manchu or something. Seems to be a Big Muff, Fuzz Face or the like going on there.
  3:56pm David in London:

Mariano, just after the millennium I saw them do SF Sorrow live, and it was absolutely amazing. With Arthur Brown as the narrator. Quite an evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Mr. Pumpy:

@kpx, the Fat Tire is good stuff. Better than their IPA, to these taste buds.
  3:58pm Jett:

Todd! Keep 'em coming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Mr. Pumpy:

Da Boids
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Tommy in Neversink:

I'm calling the Jersey City fire dept because Todd-o-phonic Todd is ON FIRE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Handy Haversack:

"The people -- they have no bread!"

"Then let them hear Todd!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm McGroovey:

The Byrds are probably the best of the post-New Christy Minstrels bands. If they hadn't lost Gene Clark, they would have been big.
  3:59pm Jett:

The Groovies gained a lot of traction around here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm efd:

"Todd-O-Phonic Todd
is a radiophonic god!"
  4:02pm David in London:

I think ‘radio god’ rhymes with Todd o Phonic Todd.
Avatar 4:03pm jake6573:

Nico Icon is different from Nico 1988 yes/no ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Ciggy:

@GeorgeSimian ~ Don't get me wrong,the Stones were my favorite band, but a major disappointment seeing them live @ The Palladium in the late 70s. I won a lottery through WNEW-FM. It was a hot summer afternoon navigating from secret locations to get four tickets. Peter Tosh opened for the Stones. He was excellent. But the Stones mailed it in. They played maybe a dozen songs. They got a great review in the NY Times.
  4:03pm Jett:

I'm a big Waylon guy also! You are kickin' butt. This whole album is really great.
  4:03pm pinto bean:

Covid anti distancing going down at the beach cos it’s hot and packed! Kind of like this show...hot and packed with hits!!
Cheers Todd!!
  4:04pm Mr C:

Oh yeah Todd!
Bring it on man!
one day of Todd don't make up for 6 days without you..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm mariano:

Wow, David - that sounds like an amazing show.
Avatar 4:06pm jake6573:

little Richard singing One day at a time by Merle Haggard on letterman/1982 /youtube might be single best thing ever heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm GeorgeSimian:

@ciggy I love the Stones too. Third World was the first opening band, btw. And they were pretty great too. I saw Peter Tosh once and he was amazing. The Stones just weren't that good. I saw The Who in 80 at Wembley Arena - which is indoors - and I had 2nd row seats. I think I was only 13, but that was an amazing show.
  4:08pm battleaxe:

"Listenin' to Todd...heads beginning to nod!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm McGroovey:

I just listened to "Try" last night on the u-tube. It has a sort of digitally-augmented sound, to my ears. Not in any horrible way. Just an observation. Or maybe it's just because it was on EweToob. I'm looking forward to the release of the whole album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Stanley:

At the end of this song, you still don't know he actually got Memphis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm McGroovey:

I love Solomon Burke's "That's How I Got To Memphis". I was just thinking about that as Solomon Burke's name came up in Michael Shelley's interview a little while ago.
Avatar 4:09pm Joe B:

Sounding great TOPT. That's How I Got To Memphis filed under: Songs Ben Vaughn Taught Me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Stanley:

*how he actually got to Memphis*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm McGroovey:

Michael's interview with Paul Carrack, I meant
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Motobro:

Love this song. This and
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Motobro:

Angel in Montgomery
  4:11pm Jett:

I'll go with the Tom T. Hall original of "That's How I Got To Memphis.
  4:12pm David in London:

Stanley, he got a lift in a bog-standard family saloon. He thought he’d better leave it deliberately vague...
  4:13pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Loving the country set
  4:13pm SeanG:

Hey Todd! love ya man! yr the best
Avatar 4:14pm Joe B:

Incredible that Neil has so many studio outtakes that had NEVER been bootlegged.
Avatar 4:14pm MFlynn:

Thanks for this great set Todd, in particular this Everly song I haven't heard in ages.
  4:14pm pinto bean:

Mpache = new Everlys? New album is great!!
  4:15pm Jett:

Lots of great versions of Legend In My Time, this is among them. I love Don Gibson's original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Ciggy:

@GeorgeSimian ~ I 1st saw The Who @ MSG during their Quadrophenia tour. Golden Earing opened. Fantastic. One time my boss called me into work (John Wanamaker's) but I had Who tickets. He said not tonight, Keith Moon is in the hospital. Moon came back with thunder a few nights later. The Best show ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Handy Haversack:

Stanley, we are no longer allowed to tell foreign nationals how we get to Memphis. Sorry, friend.
  4:19pm Jeff M:

Love this song! How bout the one that's not about Trump? ;)
  4:20pm ChrisB.:

@ciggy: I was at that show, too!
  4:22pm Jett:

You are on fire! Todd. Charlie Feathers!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Frank In Queens:

More Rockin' Rochester!
Avatar 4:24pm Joe B:

Kazoo 2020!
Avatar 4:24pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks Jett!
Avatar 4:24pm The Big G:

That Everly’s cover of “legend in my own time” is my favorite version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Ciggy:

Here's that NY Times concert review on The Stones @ The Palladium by none other than the esteemed John Rockwell.
Avatar 4:25pm MFlynn:

Hi Risers Rule!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm GeorgeSimian:

@Ciggy Sadly, I saw them with Kenny Jones, but they were all crazy good. Can't imagine seeing them with Keith Moon.

That review is funny. It mentions all the lottery winners from WNEW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm McGroovey:

Have you ever played The Quitters? Great Rochester band. One of many (really, many) great local bands I used to see all the time when I lived in Rochester. One member spent some time in the Fox Sisters later. The Quitters were hot. They could easily have succeeded beyond Rochester. There are lots of great obscure local bands like that everywhere, but a lot of them have been from Rochester.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Power Papi:

Jerry Lee outlived all his contemporaries. Who’d a thunk it
  4:32pm Doug in JC:

Careful Todd, they might hire you
  4:33pm ChrisB.:

@topt: you must check out the Johnny Cash Christmas episode featuring Andy Kaufman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm myron feld:

The Johnny Cash Show is on every Sunday night at 10:00 eastern on GetTV, one of the 9 million streaming channels.
Avatar 4:34pm The Big G:

I have a couple Fox Sisters 45’s too. great band!
  4:36pm Frank Zaatar:

I was a teenager in front of my TYV in 1970 when Johnny Cash and it was indeed mind-blowing. And it's even nmore mind-blowing now, to see Jonnh and Joni doing a duet on Long Black Veil and watch Johhny introducing a beardless Kris Kristofferson.
  4:37pm Jett:

We lost both Phil May of The Pretty Things, and Jorge Santana of Malo yesterday. Very sad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Frank In Queens:

I had a feeling this would start things off!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Guido from Cologne:

R.i.P. Phil May
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Handy Haversack:

What a great statement of praise, Todd. What a real tribute.
  4:40pm franz:

good afternoon guys
My italian quarantine ritual: spending my saturday night with Too-o-phonic
Hope you're all well!
Avatar 4:42pm Joe B:

spot on Todd. was fortunate to get to talk to Phil a couple times after shows. never imagined I'd get to see them then starting in 1998 saw them 5 times
Avatar 4:43pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: It was so cool hanging out with Phil and Dick Taylor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Frank In Queens:

This one might be my fave from the r&b years.
  4:45pm Dennis Diken:

Yeah Todd!
Avatar 4:45pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Frank In Queens: So brutal and great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Frank In Queens:

Exactly, Todd!
Avatar 4:45pm The Big G:

Just as good as the JJ Jackson original and then some!
Avatar 4:46pm Hackensack Slim:

The Pretty Things opening up with Roadrunner at a Cavestomp show was as cool as it gets. Honored to have been there.
  4:46pm Tim C:

Great Pretty Things tribute. Jeez, they were so gloriously raw
Avatar 4:47pm TDK60:

This is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Frank In Queens:

This one ain't half either!
  4:47pm Tim C:

  4:48pm David in London:

My sister in law Rosie told me about her and some friends sneaking out of their boarding school in Cheltenham to see the Pretties in about 1964/5. They screamed themselves hoarse when they saw the length of Phil May’s hair.
  4:48pm ChrisB.:

Tim Cronin! I second that motion!
Avatar 4:48pm Joe B:

@Hackensack Slim -yeah,right into don't bring me down as the second tune. great show!
  4:49pm Tim C:

  4:50pm David in London:

‘Buzz the Jerk’ will hold its own still with any other rocking tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Gaylord Fields:

Todd, thanks for the Phil/Pretties encomium. I was counting on those much needed comforting words and music.
Avatar 4:50pm Hackensack Slim:

Hey Joe, Coney Island High, right?
Avatar 4:50pm Joe B:

yes, with 5678s opening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Frank In Queens:

Now we're talkin'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Stanley:

Good story David (a pal of mine married one of the 'ladies' of Cheltenham)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm McGroovey:

I somehow came into possession of promo copy of Rage Before Beauty around 2000, which I guess came out in 1998, and I liked it. I should pull that out.
  4:55pm ChrisB.:

Dick Shawn should have covered this back in the day.
Avatar 4:55pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

In spite of his illness I would've expected more years for Phil May, like I said last night @GeorgyGirl's show, he was a tough YOUNG man. And yes, very lucky have seen The Pretty Things live. And a proud owner of this comp.lp (The Vintage Years)
  4:56pm the Hoboken playwright:

I was at that same JLL show at the Ritz btw.
Avatar 4:57pm The Big G:

Wow! This single is on Laurie?!!
Avatar 4:57pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@The Big G: Yeah...weird, right?
Avatar 4:58pm TDK60:

great loud drums.
  4:58pm ChrisB.:

I suspect the next issue of Ugly Things magazine is going to be quite something.
  4:59pm steveL:

Franz: Where are you in Italy? Hope things are going well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Mr. Pumpy:

Am I thick or did Rick Springfield disappear from the playlist?
Avatar 5:01pm Joe B:

it's still there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm efd:

@Mr. Pumpy all I'll say is that it's still on the playlist.
  5:01pm David in London:

Mellotron should still be compulsory in schools.
Avatar 5:01pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

At least that is a relatively harmless conspiracty theory espoused by Mr. Pumpy.
Avatar 5:01pm The Big G:

Vocal lovers mix
Avatar 5:02pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@The Big G: Imagine what is was like headphones. Give the DJ an error for that one!
Avatar 5:03pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

And an additional error for removal of preposition on playlist comment. Tough day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Frank In Queens:

Over the years, Parachute has become my favorite LP of theirs.
Avatar 5:04pm The Big G:

Play “October 26” on May 16 and all
Is right by me!
Avatar 5:05pm The Big G:

It is their first without Dick and strangely their most solid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm Mr. Pumpy:

It was gone on my end. Honestly! I even used the search function and it found all of the occurrences of Rick, but only in the accu. I refreshed and it came back. There are ghosts in this machine...
  5:08pm David in London:

Mr P, be not afraid. The spirit of Rick is with you always.
Avatar 5:08pm Hackensack Slim:

Great tribute Todd. And a tip of the hat to Norton Records for all the fantastic Pretty Things stuff they put out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm mariano:

Happened to me too, Mr. Pumpy, just refreshed and he's back.
  5:09pm franz:

@steveL I'm from, uhm, Bergamo. The epicenter. Got the virus, some fever, long quarantine, lost smell and flavor for some time, then killed it away with music, books and keep workin from home. Difficilt times, but people reacted in a great eay. Too bad we have a shitty government...
  5:09pm Jeezy:

I’m on my roof in South Williamsburg having a Boulevardier with the show pouring out the window at top volume, battling the Spanish techno my neighbor is blaring... I WILL TRIUMPH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Guido from Cologne:

Don't forget about all those ultra-long-haired Dutch bands!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Stanley:

Thanks for the great tribute to Phil May
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Mr. Pumpy:

mariano...thanks! I feel a bit more stable now.
Avatar 5:12pm Joe B:

Midnight to Six Man - too bad they never played it on any of the US reunion shows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm efd:

Thanks for the Svengoolie report, Todd!
Avatar 5:13pm JohnEBGood:

Hey Todd, do you think Bowie was singing about them on the Hunky Dory lp?
I live that song!
  5:14pm WM:

The General not just staring, but directed, by Buster Keaton.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Svengoolie is king.
  5:16pm franz:

Love this band!
Heard some people sayin "they're too much Beach Boys"
is there anything "too much like the beach boys"?!?
Avatar 5:17pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

  5:17pm the Hoboken playwright:

Todd and Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Frank In Queens:

Ha, I just spun Runt yesterday after finally acquiring the mispress!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Gaylord Fields:

I wish I could embrace the obvious cinematic and comedic genius of The General, but that whole Confederate angle is kind of hard for me to get past.
  5:18pm Jett:

Another big favorite is this Runt single. Cool!
Avatar 5:18pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@JohnEBGood: I'm not sure if he was singing about them per se, but I definitely think he was at least paying tribute to them....kinda like the K West sign on the cover of Ziggy.
Avatar 5:18pm The Big G:

Buster Keaton all the way! Get a little glimpse of 1926 on TCM or if you can stomach it- FOX News. At least with Buster it’s funny
  5:19pm scott:

...get me one too.
  5:19pm Jett:

One of the greatest lines in rock n roll...."They may be stupib, but they sure are fun."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm Gaylord Fields:

@franz: Perfect time to reply “you say that like it’s a bad thing.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm McGroovey:

The Beach Boys are not enough like the Beach Boys, in fact, of late.
Avatar 5:22pm Joe B:

If Phil Spector was annoyed that it took two people to write Little Deuce Coupe, he must have really lost it over the sail on sailor credits
  5:22pm scott:

Holland now!
  5:23pm scott:

Hydroplane sailors!
Avatar 5:24pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: It's an edit record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Frank In Queens:

Even MORE Rockin' Rochester!
  5:24pm franz:

How comes there is not a real good documentary about beach boys?!
something that Scorsese could do, there are documentaries about ANYTHING right now, but not a proper one for one lf the best bands ever (and a great and complicated story too)
Avatar 5:25pm JakeGould:

Was Phil Spector ever happy? Did he ever experience any joy?
Avatar 5:25pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Franz: Did you see Love & Mercy? The non-documentary version of Brian's life?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm McGroovey:

Holland and my post-sixties Pretty Things records: On my list to pull out and listen to tonight after Greg C is done spinning. "Savage Eye" and "Cross Talk" also have their moments. Cross Talk (1980) is definitely informed by the power pop and post-pub rock of the time (Graham Parker, Nick Lowe, etc).
Avatar 5:26pm The Big G:

Gaylord: I totally understand the reluctance. I guess I always overlooked it because he was making fun of the confederacy
  5:26pm franz:

Im actually in front of the original poster of the movie, framed and signed by the author! I LOVE IT!!!! beautiful biopic
  5:27pm David in London:

Joe B, yeah, him and Van Dyke both...
Avatar 5:27pm Joe B:

Franz, guessing mike love and probably also Brian's current wife would want editorial control, or at least some veto power
  5:29pm franz:

Wish i could post a photo of it because it's beautiful actually. I normally dont buy ailkscreen posters for that much but well...
Anyway, talking a biopic, anyone remembers the other Beach Boys biopic about the band, a sort of two-part tv serie with actors and everything...maybe on ABC network? That one somehow was always showed on italian TV (dubbed, as we always do)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:30pm Gaylord Fields:

@The Big G: Fair enough. I just wanna find a way into the movie instead of my default of seeing it more like a Hogan’s Heroes where the Germans prevail every week.
  5:30pm Ira:

@JakeGould: I was at a Knicks game years ago and they showed an appropriately blase Paul Shaffer on the jumbotron. He was there with Phil Spector, who seemed extremely joyful, pointing at the screen.
Avatar 5:31pm Joe B:

@Franz yes! summer dreams: the story of the beach boys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm McGroovey:

Yeah, I never jump up and make a fuss when I come on the jumbotron, either.
Avatar 5:32pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Ira: Well in the same documentary Joe is referring to, Phil did say he get his latter hairstyle from Ben Wallace.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Gaylord Fields:

@Ira: So your point is that Phil Spector derives joy from watching basketball played poorly.
Avatar 5:32pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@5:29 franz: never dared to watch it, even if I might have it on a hard drive
  5:32pm franz:

I actually enjoyed it a lot. And Why when I say this I do feel a little guilty?!
Avatar 5:32pm Joe B:

or maybe it was The Beach Boys: An American Family. that might have been it
Avatar 5:33pm Joe B:

would not have predicted a Ben Wallace mention on the comment board for today!
  5:33pm franz:

And to make it even more confusing, there is another documentary called Beach Boys: and american BAND
Avatar 5:34pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

This comment board takes after Johnny Rodz!
Avatar 5:36pm Hackensack Slim:

@Gaylord/Ira In that Agony & Ecstasy documentary Phil was practically giddy recounting driving Brian Wilson bananas trying to figure out "Wall of Sound" logistics.
Avatar 5:36pm The Big G:

McGroovey: I just acquired “Freeway Madness” a couple months ago but haven’t really listened much yet. I’m gonna give it a spin tomorrow
Avatar 5:37pm Joe B:

@Todd - thanks for the opening to mention Ivan Putski
Avatar 5:37pm JakeGould:

@Ira and @Gaylord… Wow! Right when you posted that I found a clip on YouTube of Fred Willard (R.I.P.) on Letterman doing a joke about blind prostitutes with Paul Schaffer over-reacting as he usually does.


The joke: “You know what they say about blind prostitutes… You really have to hand it to them…”

Anyway, Phil seems to derive joy from suffering… Like watching the Knicks play.
  5:37pm Victrola Tom:

Anyone hear the just released Best Coast cover of the Scooby Doo Theme? Killer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Gaylord Fields:

Something something something yada yada yada Abdullah the Butcher.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Uncle Michael:

Loving the show today, Todd.
  5:38pm Spooner:

Camp Rochester 4-EVAH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Corey:

Cheers to Michigan's competent governor!
Avatar 5:39pm Joe B:

I think Love In Action by Utopia was the song that clinched the victory for me
Avatar 5:40pm Joe B:

yes Tyler Keith! nice!
Avatar 5:41pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: The controversey of whether to include multiple songs from the "Wizard, A True Star" medley consituted one or more songs in our contest.
Avatar 5:41pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks Uncle Michael!
Avatar 5:42pm Joe B:

a controversy that still rages to this day!
Avatar 5:42pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: Somehow the intro of "I remember" got deleted from that Rundgren comment.
  5:43pm medson:

Love Dead Ghosts. Their new one is great.
Avatar 5:43pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@5:36 The Big G: a pity I never got my copy of “Freeway Madness”, it was apparently returned to sender, smashed to pieces.

@5:26 McGroovey: Cross Talk is worth checking out? OK. Savage Eye was quite good, but nothing like Silk Torpedo in terms of quality.
  5:44pm Victrola Tom:

Howdy Peoples Champ & Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Gaylord Fields:

@Todd @Joe: Settle your beef with a dome hockey tournament, which just happens to be an athletic endeavor with built-in social distancing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Uncle Michael:

I prefer lawn darts. There's still an element of personal risk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Gaylord Fields:

@Victrola Tom: Greetings!
Avatar 5:47pm JohnEBGood:

Thanks Todd.
  5:47pm Ira:

Howdy, Peebles, Champ & Gaylord: my second-favorite Magilla Gorilla / Howdy Doody band of all-time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Gaylord Fields:

@Uncle Michael: We’re talking about Jersey Shore dome hockey here.
  5:48pm Victrola Tom:

@Gaylord I don’t think the dome hockey idea is fair, according to Todd he’s never been beaten!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm McGroovey:

@Big G the early '70s Pretty Things records do sound like the early '70s. They're not bad, but after the record ends, I can't remember the songs. But "Falling Again" from Cross Talk is a song that pops into my head just about every time I hear the word "falling".
Avatar 5:50pm MFlynn:

Thanks Todd, another great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Gaylord Fields:

@VT: Bwahahahaha [gasps for air] hahahahaha!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm mariano:

Thank you Todd and crew, take care everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Handy Haversack:

Great show, Todd. Been sitting in the sun, letting the neighbors enjoy it. Thanks!

Thanks, Skeletons!

Take care, everyone!
Avatar 5:54pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@5:49 McGroovey: I disagree, good songwriting, memorable tunes there
  5:54pm franz:

Thanks Todd!! Discovered couple bands I'm gonna check out in the next days! Have a good week end everyone! Listening to the Big G show now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Corey:

Thanks Todd and skeleton(s)! All is not right with the world, but all the same the past 3 hours felt pretty good. Be well everybody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Frank In Queens:

Cheers all! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Avatar 5:55pm TDK60:

Pretenders sounding strong, and Relf & crew too! Thanks, you know the tracks Todd.
Avatar 5:55pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Great show Todd. That Pretenders record may be new, but the synth sound is straight outta 1985!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm radioronan:

Great show, Todd - thanks! Thanks skeleton crew for all you do.
  5:57pm steveL:

Excellent work, all!

How about fucking X Rockin so hard!
  5:57pm Victrola Tom:

Great show ToddO!
Avatar 5:57pm The Big G:

Having not seen “the general” since I was in my teens, I’d misremembered the context.
I am hereby officially throwing the full weight of “Little Records” into an endorsement for Svengoolie! Thanks to Gaylord for promoting me to refresh.
Avatar 5:58pm The Big G:

Great show!
Avatar 5:58pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@The Big G: #1 We probably shouldn't f*ck with The Svengoolie formula regardless.
#2 Thanks!
Avatar 5:59pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

I arrived just in time for The Pretty Things, thanks for that Todd and the rest of the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Gaylord Fields:

Sorry, Big G. It is a funny movie, just kinda squcky for me for historical reasons. On the other hand, who doesn’t love locusts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Frank In Queens:

Excellent finale!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Motobro:

3 stooges and seven goalie.

thank you Todd
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