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Options February 23, 2018: Show #239: Stick it in your ear.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options       0:00:00 ()
The Monkees   Tema Di Monkees   Options prev. unr.  n/a   1967  0:04:08 ()
Lulu   Boom Bang-A-Bang (Englands Eurovisionsbeitrag 1969 deutsch gesungen)   Options single (b/w Come September)  Columbia   1969  0:05:12 ()
Millie  My Boy Lollipop   Options single (b/w Oh Henry)  Fontana   1964  0:07:30 ()
Sue Thompson   Blonder Tiger (Paper Tiger)   Options single (b/w Mama, Don't Cry At My Wedding)  CBS   1965  0:09:21 ()
Dion   Donna The Prima Donna   Options single (b/w You're Mine)  CBS   1963  0:11:38 ()
Keith West & Mark Wirtz   Shy Boy   Options single (b-side to Engel Fallen Nicht Vom Himmel)  Columbia   1968  0:14:13 ()
Bad Religion  Punk Rock Song   Options Punk Rock Song (EP)  Dragnet   1996  0:16:45 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra  
Somewhere My Love   Options Steel Vibrations  Calypan   1973  0:19:07 ()
Everly Brothers   So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)   Options unk.  Warner Bros.  1960  0:24:00 ()
Gene Pitney   Bleibe Bei Mir (Town Without Pity)   Options single (b/w Air Mail Special Delivery)  United Artists   1964  0:26:27 ()
Leroy Van Dyke   Geh Nicht Vorbei (Walk On By)   Options single (b/w Nur Einmal)  Mercury   1962  0:29:12 ()
Frank Ified   I Remember You   Options single (b/w I Listen To My Heart)  Columbia   1962  0:31:27 ()
Peter, Paul & Mary  Puff ( Puff, The Magic Dragon )   Options unk.  Warner Bros.   1963  0:33:32 ()
Johnny Cash   Wer Kennt Den Weg (I Walk The Line)   Options single (b-side to In Virginia)  CBS   1965  0:37:05 ()
Mary Hopkin   Quelli Erano Giorni (Those Were The Days)   Options single (b/w Turn Turn Turn)  Apple   1968  0:39:02 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra  
Oye - Come Va   Options Steel Vibrations  Calypan   1973  0:44:06 ()
Paul Hardcastle  19 (German Version) (7" Mix)   Options single (b/w Eat Your Heart Out)  Chrysalis   1985  0:48:37 ()
Nazareth   Morgentau   Options singe-sided promo  Vertigo   1981  0:54:31 ()
Sparks   Madonna   Options Interior Design (CD Bonus Track)  Fine Art   1988  0:58:22 ()
Peter Gabriel   Spiel Ohne Grenzen (Games Without Frontiers)   Options single (b/w Jetzt Kommt Die Flut (Here Comes The Flood))  Charisma   1980  1:02:55 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra  
Love Story   Options Steel Vibrations  Calypan   1973  1:06:56 ()
Mocedades  Touch The Wind (Eres Tu)   Options single (b-side to Eres Tu (Touch The Wind))  Tara   1973  1:11:08 ()
Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anna-frid   Waterloo (German Version)   Options single (b/w Watch Out)  Polydor   1974  1:14:19 ()
Zager & Evans  Nell'anno 2033   Options single (b/w Donna)  unk.   1969  1:16:54 ()
The Bonzo Dog Band  Mr. Apollo   Options single (b/w Ready-Mades)  Liberty   1969  1:20:09 ()
Peter Schilling  Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst)   Options single (b-side to Major Tom (Coming Home))  WEA   1983  1:24:13 ()
The Beatles  Geh' Raus   Options prev. unr.  n/a   1969  1:28:08 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra  
Delilah   Options Steel Vibrations  Calypan   1973  1:30:19 ()
The Beach Boys   Ganz Allein   Options prev. unr.  Capitol   1963  1:35:26 ()
Bobby Vinton  Io Sono Solo (Mister Lonely)   Options prev. unr.  n/a   1962  1:37:34 ()
Connie Francis  Atashi No (Where The Boys Are)   Options single (b/w Swanee)  MGM   1961  1:40:05 ()
The Temptations  Mein Girl (My Girl)   Options single (b/w Blue Bird)  CBS   1964  1:42:58 ()
Petula Clark   Dans Le Temps (Downtown)   Options single (b/w Puisque Tu Pars)  Vogue   1965  1:45:40 ()
Nat King Cole   Perfidia   Options prev. unr.  Capitol   unk.  1:48:40 ()
Robyn Hitchcock   Alright Yeah (German Version)   Options single (b/w All God's Creatures)  Eva-Tone   1997  1:50:54 ()
Neil Sedaka  Oh Carol (הו קארול)   Options single (b/w You Mean Everything To Me (למה שוב אינך עמי))  RCA Victor   1965  1:53:42 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra  
Hava Nagila   Options Steel Vibrations  Calypan   1973  1:55:58 ()
Terry Jacks   In Den Gärten Der Zeit (Seasons In The Sun)   Options single (b/w Put The Bone In)  Bell   1974  2:01:10 ()
Jimmy Darren  Der Zirkus Hat Ein Ende   Options single (b/w Her Royal Majesty)  Colpix   1962  2:04:30 ()
Toni Basil  Mickey (Spanish Version)   Options single (b/w Thief On The Loose)  Chrysalis   1982  2:06:46 ()
Sandie Shaw   Wiedehopf Im Mai (Puppet On A String)   Options single (b/w Was Kann Ich Dafür)  Pye   1967  2:10:18 ()
Peggy March   I Will Follow Him = アイ・ウィル・フォロー・ヒム   Options single (b/w Sam Cooke-Another Saturday Night = こんどの土曜に恋人を)  Victor   1963  2:12:35 ()
Tommy James & The Shondells  Crimson And Clover   Options unk.  unk.   1968  2:14:59 ()
Chubby Checker   Der Twist Beginnt   Options Twistin' Round The World  Parkway   1962  2:17:57 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra  
In The Mood   Options Steel Vibrations  Calypan   1973  2:20:12 ()
Georgie Fame   Yeah, Yeh, Yeh   Options single (b/w Humpty Dumpty)  Columbia   1965  2:24:16 ()
The Young Rascals   Groovin'   Options single (b/w Groovin' (Spanish Version))  Atlantic   1967  2:26:55 ()
The Hollies   Regardez Par Des Fenetres (French Version Of Look Through Any Window)   Options Look Through Any Window (EP)  Odeon   1966  2:29:20 ()
The Searchers  Wenn Ich Dich Seh   Options single (b-side to Verzeih' My Love)  Vogue Schallplatten   1965  2:31:30 ()
The Happenings   See You In September   Options single (b/w He Thinks He's A Hero)  B.T. Puppy   1966  2:33:49 ()
Marvin Gaye  Wie Schön Das Ist (How Sweet It Is)   Options single (b-side to Sympatica)  CBS   1964  2:36:16 ()
The Supremes   Baby, Baby, Wo Ist Unsere Liebe (Where Did Our Love Go)   Options single (b-side to Moonlight And Kisses)  CBS   1965  2:39:06 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra  
Time Is Tight   Options Steel Vibrations  Calypan   1973  2:41:29 ()
Four Tops   Piangono Gli Uomini   Options single (b/w Bernadette)  Tamla Motown   1967  2:44:13 ()
Jimmy Ruffin   Se Decidi Cosi   Options single (b/w I've Passed This Way Before)  Tamla Motown   1966  2:46:50 ()
Dionne Warwick  Geh Vorbei (Walk On By)   Options single (b/w Ich Warte Jeden Tag (You'll Never Go To Heaven))  Vogue Schallplatten   1965  2:49:34 ()
Lesley Gore   Goodbye, Tony (You Don't Own Me)   Options single (b/w Musikant (Time To Go))  Mercury   1964  2:52:15 ()
Dusty Springfield   Auf Dich Nur Wart' Ich Immerzu (I Only Want To Be With You)   Options single (b-side to Warten Und Hoffen (Wishin' And Hopin')) Philips 1964  Philips   1964  2:54:33 ()
David Bowie   Helden   Options single (b/w V-2 Schneider)  RCA Victor   1977  2:57:05 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Fleetwood Mac  
Albatross   Options single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues)  Blue Horizon   1968  3:00:38 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:00pm Stanley:

I fell asleep over there and I've woken up over here.
Oh well. Uncle, is that you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

Good day, UM and all! Translator fish in place!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:02pm doctorjazz:

Hi UM and Dinksters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:02pm annie:

i barely escaped the swirling rainbow ball of death..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:02pm Roberto:

Muncle Ichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm listener james from westwood:

hearing loud and clear!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm Lewis:

loud and clear
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm Jeff Golick:

Hear ya.
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm βrian:

Good afternoon, fair Psoralea esculentae.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm Listener Bob in PGH:

I can hear you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm Roberto:

Yo ass be heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm KimSorise:

Hallo - loud & clear
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm still b/p:

Oh, yeah, hearing.
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm βrian:

That's one promiscuous melody.
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm Dominick:

Salutations all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:03pm Rich in Washington:

Hey! That's my Washington! Never mind that they say town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:04pm Stanley:

Hold on, haven't we heard this one before?
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:04pm βrian:

Hey, I live in a capital city.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:04pm Webhamster Henry:

Suspiciously sounding like Fresno.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:04pm Rich in Washington:

We call our whole state a town. And steamed hams are hamburgers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:04pm Sem:

Hiya, UM, and the hinkiest dinkiest around, including from my home town, Washington, Washington, and all around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:04pm Webhamster Henry:

I live in New York's original capital .. for a few months until the British burned it down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:05pm northguineahills:

Let me know when you get Lewisburg, WV (relevant to my interests).
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 12:05pm Dominick:

molto bene
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:05pm thatpatsmith:

Halloooo
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:06pm Listener Bob in PGH:

I stuck a monkee fish in my ear!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:06pm Webhamster Henry:

UM: if you get around to redoing your theme song, you need to add the Italian Monkees theme.
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 12:07pm still b/p:

I’m gonna need chaining and drugging to not think about alternative lyrics to that hometown song.... but I’m thrilled I was awake and free for THAT followup! Hey, hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:08pm mauri:

Im using fishsticks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:08pm Jeff Golick:

Am I drunk?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:09pm Uncle Michael:

Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:09pm Stanley:

Not yet, Jeff but keep going
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:10pm Rich in NC:

Good afternoon all, what's up Uncle Michael
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 12:10pm still b/p:

UM does the UN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:11pm northguineahills:

Are you trying to lure Ken in here, UM?
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:12pm Dean:

“Some people may not know that Rod Stewart played the harmonica on that song [Lollipop] and he got it right on the first take; although he was just starting out like me, I knew he was going to be a big success."--Millie Small
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Some one distract Ken!
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:15pm βrian:

Donna The Prima Donna uses belladonna.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:15pm Rich in NC:

Can someone tell me how Dion does this, Is it phonetic
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 12:16pm still b/p:

Johnny Cash walked the translation line sometimes, yeah? ...yeah?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

"DiMucci"
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:19pm Lane Gray:

Hey y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:21pm northguineahills:

@still b/p: well, Johnny did release, "Wer kennt den Weg".
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:21pm Dean:

Steel Vibrations? Was that the group that did "Rikki, Don't Lose That Number"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:22pm coelacanth∅:

good morning Uncle M and Dinklettes
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:26pm Webhamster Henry:

Any French Hinque-Dinque?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:26pm listener Rey:

Hanging around after Doug's show and I am so glad I did!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

un petite chanson
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

Rey!
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:27pm Lane Gray:

Is this Italian, or Spanish? I'm thinking Italian
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:28pm Uncle Michael:

Italiano
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:28pm βrian:

Boy, sure sounds German to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:29pm Webhamster Henry:

This Bleibe bei Mir is not too bad!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:30pm Uncle Michael:

Lane was asking about the Everlys, I believe.
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:30pm asheville jon:

Bon jour uncle michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:30pm annie:

hehe, i thought that said bleiber beeber
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:31pm Uncle Michael:

Jon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:31pm annie:

UM!!!!
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:31pm Dean:

Got any Russian translations?
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:32pm Dean:

If so, how did you get them?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:33pm northguineahills:

It's always weird when foreign song title translations don't translate at all. I guess it's suppose to approximate the cultural feel of the original song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:33pm Uncle Michael:

No Dean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:33pm northguineahills:

If you wait until Kurt gets on woofmoo, we'll get czech, stashu brings us the polska.
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:34pm still b/p:

This is the guy you want for your team in an escape or espionage plan in Germany.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:35pm Uncle Michael:

Frank is getting shot at the fence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:37pm Rich in Washington:

this reminds me of visiting April Winchell's blog and grabbing all her German cover MP3s, in all their early 2000s low bitrate glory.
Although, her collection didn't have any of THESE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:37pm northguineahills:

ok, this might be my favorite Puff version, and I'm not even a duetschophile (well, not as much as Ken).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:37pm coelacanth∅:

(it might not go according to plan when the us government doses their own soldiers with puff, the magic dragon...just to see what would happen.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:39pm northguineahills:

Ok, UM is reading b/p and my minds.... (well, we did spell it out).
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:39pm βrian:

Couldn't they at least make it rhyme with "line?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:39pm listener Rey:

its der Mann in Schwarz
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:39pm Dean:

Nein.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:40pm coelacanth∅:

the germans are advanced in poetry. it doesn't have to rhyme.
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:40pm still b/p:

This might be where I heard it before in the first place. So I had das hunch.
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:41pm βrian:

Schwein.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:41pm coelacanth∅:

because you're swine, i walk the line
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:42pm Dean:

All poetry rhymes. It just takes some poems a longer time to get there. Take Wm. Carlos Wm.'s "The Red Wheelbarrow": "depends" rhymes with "chickens," sorta.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:42pm northguineahills:

@coel: The Germans are advanced in grammar. Never again. (although by the time I finished the series Babylon Berlin, I almost didn't need subtitles).
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:42pm βrian:

Fred Flinstone: "Ich habe ..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:43pm coelacanth∅:

there's a Weird Al song in there somewhere
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:44pm βrian:

I never read subtleties.
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:45pm Marie:

Man, this song (english version) was such an ear/brain work for me when I was kid--yikes. I'm sure I sustained some damage from it
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:45pm Dean:

Why this sudden craving for macaroni?
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 12:45pm still b/p:

Except for talkover music, is this the all-Axis show?
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:47pm βrian:

I always crave Marconi when I listen to the radio.
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:47pm Dean:

Loved his bakery.
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:50pm βrian:

He owned a bakery?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:50pm northguineahills:

@still b/p: iie, iie nihon-go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:50pm Asheville Jon:

thanks UM, i feel famous now (other than the dave hill show)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:51pm Webhamster Henry:

Are you going to play an English translation of "Sukiyaki"? #equaltime
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:51pm Dean:

PFM
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:52pm Uncle Michael:

Henry, Kyu Sakimoto never recorded it in English. His plane crashed first.
  Fri. 2/23/18 12:52pm davefromtoronto:

das beatles got on the bandwagon too -

https://www.thoughtco.com/the-beatles-only-german-recordings-4075314
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 12:53pm βrian:

Ah, proglodytes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:55pm northguineahills:

Hmmm, 19, the age of the Parkland shooter.... (sorry for the debbie downer)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:55pm Rich in Washington:

This is amazing, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/23/18 12:57pm holland oats:

what you'd call a hard right from the dead's version
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:57pm Rich in Washington:

I was flabbergasted to hear the Beatles German version of I Want To Hold Your Hand in a Goodwill store one day. They have their own piped in radio station. Someone got creative that day.
The weird thing was, no one seemed to notice in that packed store.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 12:59pm annie:

hey rich in washington: is the st vincent depaul still around?
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 1:00pm still b/p:

Nazireth... hey, I wanna tell ya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:04pm Rich in Washington:

annie: I see there are a few in my town, but I don't think the ones immediately near me have thrift stores. I can't recall if I've ever been to one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:06pm Rich in Washington:

as much as I despise their politics, our local Salvation Army used to be my go to place for thrift store records. I've found some incredible stuff there over the years, for the more realistic price of 50¢. I once found a large collection of KPM library records there. I couldn't believe.
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:06pm βrian:

There are two Saint Vinnie's in our town. We make regular use of them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:07pm Rich in Washington:

I think most larger organization's thrift outlets now sell their more valuable records through their online stores. That and the youngsters have gotten into digging for 'vinyls'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:07pm Mark Hurst:

Have to admit, never knew PG recorded a German version of this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:08pm Rich in Washington:

He did an entire (maybe more) album in German. The En Deutsches Album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:09pm Rich in Washington:

80s nostalgia ain't what it used be.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:09pm Mark Hurst:

I should have known about that! Thanks.
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:09pm βrian:

Now we're into 90s neuralgia.
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:10pm Dean:

'80s nostalgia is still a thing. Was in a burger joint for lunch yesterday. Every tune over the PA was '80s pop: Tears for Fears, A-ha, etc.
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:13pm Bill Mac:

Ah, daytime and daylight.... eres tu, UM?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:14pm annie:

i'd eat there just for the music, dean
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:15pm Uncle Michael:

Mark, PG did a significant portion of his solo catalog in German.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:15pm Roberto:

Let me guess: this set will be songs originally recorded in non-English languages recorded in English?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:15pm Roberto:

Nope never mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:16pm Mark Hurst:

Thanks, U.M.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:16pm Asheville Jon:

this is just another super example of why ABBA is the greatest supergroup of all time
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:17pm annie:

totally agree A Jon
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:17pm Dean:

Everybody heard Swedish Hitz Gone Metal's covers of ABBA tunes?
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:17pm Dean:

*Goes Metal
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:19pm Rich in Washington:

Mark Hurst: It just reminded me that I have never gotten around to buying it. Was für ein dummer arshe ich bin.
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:19pm Dean:

A taste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5K0L1ohUBk
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:19pm asheville jon:

We need a show of covers done in Latin
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:20pm Asheville Jon:

hey annie. enjoying this nice weather?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:20pm Uncle Michael:

As Gregorian chants.
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:20pm βrian:

Oh, what? I missed abba while I was away. How shall I carry on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:20pm northguineahills:

Mit mehr weiblichen Deutsche, lockt UM definitiv Ken

(I'm clueless w/ german grammar)
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:21pm Dean:

Bowie did an Italian Space Oddity, sì?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:22pm annie:

to be honest jon, it's a little unsettling. ray's weather says the last time we had record temps on this date was 1939..earth changes are odd phenoms..
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 1:23pm still b/p:

Other than music and old phones...what does 90s nostalgia look like? Is it a false impression that the pace and type of change seen thru 50s-60s-70s-80s was more pronounced in styles and visual & popular culture than in more recent decades? Is that a brand of geezer talk?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:23pm Sem:

Lovin' the Dog Band in the Year of the Bonzo Dog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:23pm The Oscar:

I was in a covers band with some friends one summer between college, and this is the one weirdo pick I successfully lobbied for. We played it for a confused crowd in our small town common.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:23pm Uncle Michael:

I made an error.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:24pm Roberto:

This is kind of like the Rutles do Bowie.
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:24pm Dean:

'90s nostalgia: Alta Vista.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:24pm Sem:

Is that Viv being odd in German?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:25pm gloomsday:

hi hi everyone!
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:25pm Dean:

Gopher, WAIS, Veronica...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:26pm joe:

My copy of this single skips in the last 20 seconds kills me all the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:27pm northguineahills:

For all of your 80s nostalgic Deutchophiles, the German series Deutschland '83 is fun! "Major Tom" is the theme song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:27pm Roberto:

Schpeaking of '80s noschtalgia...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:28pm northguineahills:

Scheiße, maybe I am a deutschophile, I might need some counseling.... (and some spelling lessons).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:29pm joe:

@northquineahills looks interesting. Do you know where we could watch?
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:29pm βrian:

@Dean: Did you ever use Dialog? Via the command line?
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:29pm davefromtoronto:

you can flip this concept and play der kommissar by after the fire
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:29pm Rich in Washington:

This song is so much more sinister en Deutsche.
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:30pm Dean:

@βrian: Daily in the '80s. And the binders. Loved it. Nothing beats command line.
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:31pm βrian:

Far out. One could really rack up a bill, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:31pm Rich in Washington:

@ngh: me as well. although somewhat reservedly these days, for some reason. :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:31pm northguineahills:

@joe: I believe it's still on Hulu and Amazon. The second season is called Deutschland 86, and Deutschland 89 is coming soon.
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:32pm Dean:

I don't recall Dialog being that bad. Lexis, on the other hand, was brutal at the time.
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 1:33pm still b/p:

Or roll with the stabbings...as the lyrical case may be.
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:34pm Dean:

Italian?! They were Catalan!
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:35pm βrian:

Wasn't Andre Serrano a big winner with Uro-vision?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:36pm Mark Hurst:

Shucks thanks. And yes, I will keep an eye out if they ever invent this "Google" thing you speak of.
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:36pm Dean:

You should play D.A.F.'s "Voulez vous couchez avec moi."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:37pm Mark Hurst:

(Amazing show today. btw. Have already sent the show-page link to a good friend in Germany)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:37pm Asheville Jon:

is station dictator Ken listening to this show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:37pm Listener Bob in PGH:

Is this "In My Zimmer?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:38pm northguineahills:

@Ashville Jon: I already commented, "Mit mehr weiblichen Deutsche, lockt UM definitiv Ken", above.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:39pm Uncle Michael:

Bobby didn't record this in Polish? Sad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:40pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Mark.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:40pm Asheville Jon:

sorry there north, just checking as i can while i'm werking, and i nicht sprechen deutsche
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:42pm βrian:

Is Sheila B in the house?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:42pm Uncle Michael:

Japanese; check. Disco; check.
  Fri. 2/23/18 1:42pm Dean:

Czech?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:44pm northguineahills:

Well, I spoke too soon about the lack of nihon-go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:45pm joe:

My niece asked for a copy of the My Girl single. Hearing this the wheels are turning.
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:47pm βrian:

Mais enfin !
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:50pm βrian:

Mujer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:50pm annie:

my then-ten-yr old son announcd that PClark was a genius
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:50pm Sem:

*swooning*
Avatar    Fri. 2/23/18 1:51pm βrian:

Oh, Nat lays on the Scoville units, does he not?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:51pm Rich in Washington:

Pet Clark's German version of Downtown was one of the first songs I ever downloaded off of Napster, if memory serves. Took me half the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:52pm Roberto:

That's your '90s nostalgia right there: half-day downloads.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:53pm Sem:

Indeed, he was the King.
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 1:53pm still b/p:

Even those who think Nat betrayed his hipper and deeper capabilities had to get a soft warm little tear at hearing that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:53pm annie:

well, i'll be moving that ol' curser up the page to clicky-star this episode.. yes i will
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:54pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, annie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:54pm doctorjazz:

Show's been a BLAST!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:55pm annie:

my pleasure Unka
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 1:57pm Rich in Washington:

Oh my god! This is fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:00pm annie:

"Dans le temps"- my high school french says that should translate literally to "In the Times". correct me if i'm wrong, please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:02pm joe:

Ima scared
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:02pm Asheville Jon:

:( i gotta go pick the kids up at school.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:02pm Rich in Washington:

WOW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:02pm Asheville Jon:

just don't play 99 Luftballons while i am gone, ok?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:03pm joe:

Wait is that really the flip side?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:03pm Uncle Michael:

I won't, Jon. I promise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:03pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, I think I've played the flip before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:04pm The Oscar:

If you haven't, I highly recommend looking up a translation of Brel's original lyrics for "Seasons in the Sun." DECIDEDLY different from the English version.
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 2:04pm still b/p:

Now this...this needs its own kind of star or ribbon as a standout in the day’s category/cabinet of curiosities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:05pm Uncle Michael:

A little different. He's a bit more explicitly forgiving his woman and his pal for hooking up...on his deathbed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:05pm northguineahills:

The one problem w/ the contemporary hegemony of the English language, is that we don't get these awesome foreign language pop songs (then again, most contemporary top 40 pop is rubbish).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:06pm northguineahills:

Crap, I forgot to take lunch, I should leave in a bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:06pm Rich in Washington:

Wait! They hook up on his deathbed? Creepy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:07pm Uncle Michael:

I didn't say that right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:07pm David D:

Just tuning in now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:07pm joe:

@northguineahills I think part of that is also the existance of more home grown pop music business in many countries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:07pm Jeff Golick:

Will that Hitchcock number be the most recent exemplar of...this...this show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:07pm Rich in Washington:

I don't know much about Brel's songwriting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:08pm Uncle Michael:

Not sure, Jeff. Maybe so...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:10pm northguineahills:

@joe: there's a lot of good 'indie' pop music. Much of the home-grown pop music still is almost always in English, which is disappointing to me. I need more Babel on my aural space.

I've never heard Toni Basil en espanol!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:10pm Stanley:

Ich bin zuruck von dem pub
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:10pm annie:

i just totally LOVED this tune.. totally, man
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:11pm northguineahills:

me gusta!
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 2:11pm still b/p:

Spoke of the Brel “Seasons” just a few weeks ago in comments after I’d learned of it and had to share my... surprise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:12pm annie:

i just am not able to pull myself away from this.... not able to really turn it up, the neighbor guy already thinks i'm the noisiest thing on the planet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:15pm David D:

These are all so great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:15pm Sem:

This show is one for the ages, UM. A compendium of Pop arcana, so to say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:15pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, David.
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 2:16pm still b/p:

Needed more Kodo drum.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:17pm Uncle Michael:

And more loincloth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:17pm annie:

yeah, i was thinking how much i love this station and the people who are drawn to it. i always feel like i belong here...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:18pm Stanley:

Uncle, have you got Lena Zavaroni's 'Ma, he's making eyes at me' (Japanese version)?
It's a contender.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:18pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you Sem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:19pm annie:

UM, i hope you brought your special duds to wear for the hoofnmouth
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:19pm The Oscar:

Oh, weird-- I don't think I've ever heard that intro not followed by the Residents!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:20pm Rich in Washington:

OMG! UM! What a revelation this track is! I had no idea that the opening couple of seconds of The Resident's Third Reich and Roll was from an actual record! I thought they did that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:20pm Uncle Michael:

Stanley, alas...

Of course, Annie.

Hah!, Oscar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:21pm Rich in Washington:

Me too, Oscar. Absolutely gobsmacked. That record just really changed my life forever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:21pm Rich in Washington:

for better or for worse.
  Fri. 2/23/18 2:21pm davefromtoronto:

super fun show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:22pm The Oscar:

@Rich Same! I think I knew that was an actual CC sample, but I don't think I've ever heard it in the wild.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:22pm annie:

...and we still have half an hour left!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:24pm Stanley:

I'm going to have to get hold of this Steel Vibrations album
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 2/23/18 2:24pm holland oats:

5 Easy Pieces too i do b'lieve
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:25pm listener Rey:

Yeah yeah! I like it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:27pm Rich in Washington:

Toni Basil's career is amazing. I generally loathe it when people say 'one hit wonder' about anybody. Mickey was sort of a lark. She was nearly 40 when that record came out. Her laserdisc and album from that era was actually pretty cool. She's still at it in her 70s.
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 2:27pm still b/p:

Whatever happens in final stretch, you already have the gold in this event that brings nations together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:27pm The Oscar:

I spent the better part of a year thinking Toni Basil was dead. I'm not positive, but I think it's because she shared her scene in Easy Rider with Karen Black, who did pass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:27pm annie:

has anyone ever created a "Pledge of Allegience" to the State of FMU......i'll get right on that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:28pm joe:

There is a great video of her a few years ago hanging out at a dance class doing things in her 70's that many would be able to do in their teens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:28pm annie:

was toni basil one of the hitchhikers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:29pm Uncle Michael:

She and Karen trip with the boys in the cemetary in New Orleans...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:31pm doctorjazz:

Love this song, in any version I hear, and I say Yeah Yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:31pm The Oscar:

Karen Black may actually have Toni beat for weird careers-- she played a major role in several of the most important films of the '70s, yet she'll be forever remembered for fighting with the killer doll in Trilogy of Terror.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:35pm annie:

i IMdB-ed her, she had quite the career!! another actor to binge watch
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:38pm Sem:

Karen's starring role in The Pyx was a quasi-Trilogy of Terror, Exorcist turn. Canadian made, in' 73.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:41pm Uncle Michael:

I'm thinking this marching noise played well in Germany.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:42pm Sem:

Eine höchste Liebe!
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 2:46pm still b/p:

Google “The Defenestration of Prague.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:47pm Uncle Michael:

Oh, I'm aware.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:49pm listener Rey:

The way they phonetically sing in italian sounds oddly japanese
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:50pm Uncle Michael:

It really does.
  Fri. 2/23/18 2:52pm still b/p:

The anticipation of who-knows-what might come next here is half... or some percentage... of the fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:52pm David D:

Donna Summer could really speak and sing decent German.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:55pm annie:

great song to go out on!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:55pm Uncle Michael:

but...I'm not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:56pm doctorjazz:

Thanks for a great show, UM! See ya next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:56pm Webhamster Henry:

This Dusty is good - I want to hear the flip side!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:56pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Doc...still not done...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:57pm annie:

i stand corrected.. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:57pm doctorjazz:

I see...can't wait to hear Lesley and Dusty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:57pm Brian in UK:

Auf wiedersehen, onkel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:58pm Rich in Washington:

Thanks for a wonderful show, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:58pm Sem:

Thanks so much, UM. Clicky starred the whole show. See you and all next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:59pm gloomsday:

wonderful!! thank you, UM :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks everyone...tune in next week for Bill Mac!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:59pm Stanley:

Guten nacht alle
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 2:59pm listener Rey:

The English version of Heroes has been so overplayed that I like the German one better
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 3:00pm Jeff Golick:

Wunderbar, @UM!
  Fri. 2/23/18 3:00pm davefromtoronto:

i think he rips this version better than the other one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 3:00pm listener Rey:

Wunderbar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 3:00pm Uncle Michael:

Someone adopt me in 2018!
  Fri. 2/23/18 3:01pm davefromtoronto:

that would be a guilty pleasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 3:02pm annie:

can i use my SFL pledge, it hasn't gone to anything yet? and, the most important question, will you still love me in the morning?
Avatar Fri. 2/23/18 3:03pm still b/p:

As joyful a playlist as one could ever hope for. Big appreciation for Michael the Unc-angel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 3:03pm Stanley:

I'll want to approve your new adopter first, Uncle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 3:04pm Stanley:

annie - you sure can use your SFL pledge
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 2/23/18 3:06pm doctorjazz:

Great track to end on (it is the end, no?). Thank god, can't set at this radio forever, man!
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