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Options February 9, 2013: Includes a live performance from The Explorers Club!

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Explorer's Club on Michael Shelley's WFMU Show

Artist Track
Gabriel  The Buzzard Lope   Options
Explorers Club, The  Don't Forget The Sun   Options
Junior Brown  Phantom Of The Opry   Options
Etta James  You Took It   Options
Frank Barber Percussion   Busy Lizzie   Options
Explorers Club, The  I Lost My Head   Options
Billy Lee Riley  I Got A Thing About You Baby   Options
Wanda Jackson  This Gun Don't Care who it Shoots   Options
Ollie & The Nightingales  I've Never Found a Man (To Love Me Like You Do)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Any Little Way   Options
Explorers Club, The  Anticipatin' (live at WFMU)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Bluebird (live at WFMU)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Interview   Options
Explorers Club, The  Acapulco (Sunrise) (live at WFMU)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Go For You (live at WFMU)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Interview   Options
Explorers Club, The  No Good to Cry (live at WFMU)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Forever (live at WFMU)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Run, Run, Run   Options
Tony Rivers And The Castaways  Girl Don't Tell Me   Options
Little Jimmy Dickens  Country Music Lover   Options
O.V. Wright  Monkey Dog   Options
Frank Sinatra  Guys And Dolls (live at the Sands)   Options
Elvis Presley  We're Gonna Move   Options
Todd Rundgren  I Saw The Light   Options
Curiosities, The  Walking The Dog   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis  It'll Be Me   Options
Spencer Wiggins  I'd Rather Go Blind   Options
dB's, The  Before We Were Born   Options
Fireballs, The  Say I Am   Options
Carl Belew  I Gotta Go Get My Baby   Options
Esther Phillips  The Party's Over   Options
Fleetwood Mac  I Don't Want To Know (early basic track)   Options
Mae West and Somebody's Children  If You Gotta Go, Go Now   Options
Gary Lewis & The Playboys  Lies   Options
Half Pint  Billy Jeans I   Options
Teen Girl  Punks vs. Freaks   Options

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CLICK HERE for the trailer to Dave Grohl's movie about Sound City studios.

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby's "Do You Remember That" Official Video !

CLICK HERE for info and a trailer for a new documentary on the Muscle Shoals sound!

CLICK HERE for The dB's live on World Cafe!

CLICK HERE for some info on Gabriel, the genius behind "Buzzard Lope" !

CLICK HERE for Long Bets.

CLICK HERE for "Drifter Kills Guy With A Hatchet The Gives INSANE Interview".

CLICK HERE for The Intriguing Passports of 20 Famous Artists and Writers !

CLICK HERE for "The Story of Pat and Lolly Vegas" - former guest Pat Vegas drives around L.A. and talks about their history.

CLICK HERE for a great video of Frank Howard & the Commanders.

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE for WFMU's Dave Mandl's "Photo Essay: Unknown Brooklyn"

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CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.

CLICK HERE to check out the new WFMU signal coverage map "91.1fm in the NY-NJ metropolitan area, 90.1 in Orange County, NY and 91.9fm in Rockland County NY"!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

CLICK HERE to read a really bad review of a reissue of Keith Moon's "Two Sides of the Moon"

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read "The Beatles and the Art of the Tambourine"

CLICK HERE to watch a robot band cover The Ramones

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

CLICK HERE for a great Herman's Hermits Interview from the Oklahoma Historical Society!

CLICK HERE for a short film "The Life & Death of the American Arcade"

CLICK HERE for "Sony Releases Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work" !

CLICK HERE for an article about Sandy Hook truthers who think they've found “absolute proof” that the Newtown shootings were a hoax.

CLICK HERE for a short film "Moon Hoax Not"

CLICK HERE to find out who played bass on some of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

CLICK HERE for “Confessions of a Bad News Bear”.

CLICK HERE for a great Beach Boys Interview from 1964 (starts @ 1:30).

CLICK HERE for seven minutes of David Bowie getting pissed off during interviews.

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

CLICK HERE for 1976 Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles on The Carson show!

CLICK HERE for 1974 Sly Stone on The Mike Douglas show!

CLICK HERE for a short film which explains how Mellotrons work.

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CLICK HERE Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles - Whole Lotta Helter Skelter !

CLICK HERE for Chuck Berry's 1980 thoughts about The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads and Clash records.

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Explorer's Club on Michael Shelley's WFMU Show

Explorer's Club on Michael Shelley's WFMU Show

Explorer's Club on Michael Shelley's WFMU Show

Explorer's Club on Michael Shelley's WFMU Show

Explorer's Club on Michael Shelley's WFMU Show

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:05am glenn:

oooh. mauve.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:07am glenn:

i checked out gabriel's show on kdhx (is that right?). great stuff.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:07am G:

Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:11am Mike East:

nice nord
  Sat. 2/9/13 11:19am ChrisB:

Great photo! These guys were swell at Maxwell's. Nice seeing you there, too, Michael (and Todd, and Joe...).
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:27am Roberto:

Technically, that should be "whom" it shoots.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:33am Cubicle Carl:

Gonna drive my Woody through the snow this morning.
  Sat. 2/9/13 11:39am wendy del formaggio:

I see Glenn!
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:41am Cubicle Carl:

Nice mix on this live set. Kudos to the engineer.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:42am glenn:

wendy. where have you been? your name came up yesterday. there was a discussion on cheese theft.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:43am Glenn L:

@Carl. Engineers. And Thank You!
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:44am Michael Shelley:

YES - Gil Shuster & Glenn Luttman really did a great job with the sound!
  Sat. 2/9/13 11:44am wendy del formaggio:

Haha. Hi lower-case Glenn (not to be confused with MY Glenn, who is in the picture to the left)! I've been busy trying to get my store re-opened (we had to relocate). Yeah, cheese gets stolen a lot, according to the Google news feed that comes to my email inbox.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:44am Joe B:

second that on the amazing job by Gil and Glenn!
  Sat. 2/9/13 11:45am John V.:

Band sounds great Michael@!
  Sat. 2/9/13 11:45am wendy del formaggio:

Third that on the fine engineering by Gil and Glenn! What a nice, full sound.
  Sat. 2/9/13 11:48am David in ATL from NJ:

Thanks for having the EC in Michael. Enjoying this very much.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:48am Stevel:

At the risk of being redundant: Listening a bit distractedly, I had no clue this was a live studio set. That's a pretty high production value.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:50am Glenn L:

Thanks y'all! Really couldn't think of a better way to spend a Thursday.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:53am Mike East:

sweet harmonies!
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:56am Wendy del Formaggio:

Good score, Michael, getting this band on your show. Thank you! So great.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 11:58am Stevel:

Lack of irony: Not a bad thing at all.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:00pm Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 2/9/13 12:01pm Phelger Nank:

I "agree"
  Sat. 2/9/13 12:02pm geno:

fantastic guest (and show) michael
  Sat. 2/9/13 12:02pm ChrisB:

Terrific live studio performance. Congrats to the engineers. And, Michael, you are spot on with the lack of irony and niceness. These guys were so joyful in their performance Thursday, it was even better than I had hoped (and I love the records, so had high expectations). Thanks for making the EC studio thing happen.
  Sat. 2/9/13 12:04pm bruxx:

Changes to the chord changes on Girl Don't Tell Me were driving me batty.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:04pm glenn:

hah! i shoveled my walk 6 times yesterday, and once this morning.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:10pm Mike East:

that impression is spot on, Michael!!! lol!!!
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:11pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks for the dedication, Michael! Perhaps you heard me play Monkey Dog on my show. The song's genius reveals itself when O.V. Wright starts spelling out the title and then commences to barking. Why? Why not!
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:12pm G:

Frank had his dice blown on many times.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:12pm glenn:

i love damon runyon's stories, and it saddens me that hardly anybody reads him anymore.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:15pm Gaylord Fields:

@bruxx: But what about the fact that Tony Rivers and the Castaways rearrange the song so that it's no longer a Fake Beatles song but a Fake Beach Boys song?
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:16pm Stevel:

glenn:If you like Damon Runyon, you should probably look up a book that documents the newspaper era he came from. Timberline/by Gene Fowler. Fowler was a contemporary of Runyon's. He tells the history of how the Denver Post was built via a merged effort of community need and hucksterism.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:17pm Michael Shelley:

Gaylord - you are right - you turned me on to that song 20 years ago and I'll be forever grateful.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:17pm Stevel:

G: Most certainly.

glenn: I'm picking up Runyon at the library tomorrow. Never read his stuff, except in pieces.
  Sat. 2/9/13 12:18pm scott:

The original version of "Girl Don't Tell Me" is one of the few Beach Boys tracks with no harmony vocals. So really Tony Rivers and the Castaways were just fixing it.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:19pm EzSezz:

Every now and then Jonathan Schwartz interviews his old friend Carly Simon on air? Creeeepy.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:20pm glenn:

didn't horace greeley start the denver post? i have a book which compiles runyon's articles from various trials he attended, as well as romance in the roaring forties, bloodhounds of broadway and blue plate special. you will love his stuff.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:24pm Parq:

Michael, I love that Tood track too. Here's Todd and Daryl Hall rocking "Saw The Light" at Todd's place in Haw-why-ah.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:24pm Gaylord Fields:

@scott: It's also one of the rare Beach Boys songs from that era on which they played the instruments themselves. (Also, on the Tony Rivers version, I like the quote of the BBs' rivals, the Four Seasons, at the end!)
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:24pm Stevel:

G: How much snow did you get?
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:27pm Parq:

Not to mention Kieth Richards.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:29pm Gaylord Fields:

Original last line of JLL song: "If you find a turd in your toilet bowl/It'll be me/And I'll be lookin' for you"! Absolutely true!
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:29pm G:

About a foot in Central Brooklyn. Very windy and in drifts now, hard to be exact to the inch. I hear places in Connecticut were close to 3 feet, and 75 miles east of here near the end of Long Island were 2 feet,
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:30pm James:

Snowed in with 34" in southern CT
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:32pm glenn:

is stickle a verb?
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:37pm G:

Denver Post was founded in very late 1800s by supporters of President Grover Cleveland, who was a conservative-ish pragmatic Democrat (he was the only Democrat president in the post-civil war era from the 1960s through Wilson in 1913).

For the record, Greeley was a Whig, and then a Republican when the northern anti-slavery pro-econ.-dvlpmt. Whigs kicked out the southern slavery Whigs and founded the Republicans in the early 1850s during the lead-up the the Civil War. Greeley ran the biggest Whig/Republican paper in NYC, the Tribune, which from the 1840s through the 60s was the most prestigious and influential paper certainly in the northern part of the US. The NY Times was an upstart rival that didn't get to be a big deal till it started printing government dispatches in full during World War I.
  Sat. 2/9/13 12:42pm Trumbull, CT:

Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:48pm Stevel:

Post founders were Fred Bonfils and HarryTammen. You see the Bonfils name on everything in Denver. Fred was a con man. Ran fake lotteries in small towns. (Had a shill as the winner, split the take.) But, the following wiki excerpt sets the tone pretty well.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:48pm Stevel:

"In 1900, both Bonfils and Tammen were horsewhipped and hospitalized by a lawyer who disliked their yellow journalism. Bonfils took $250,000 hush-money from Harry F. Sinclair in the Teapot Dome scandal."

Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:49pm glenn:

and people think history is boring.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:50pm Stevel:

I love Timberline, especially because I was a newspaper photographer for two decades. The more things change...
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:51pm G:

At the time the Denver Post was started, the Dems were finally making a comeback nationally after being kind of tainted in the North due to the War.

Throughout the 19th century both parties gave money to back papers as a way of getting more leverage in a city or state. Big mining money in Colorado from the 1870s on meant Dems and Reps were fighting for the state via newspapers etc etc in the later 1800s...
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:52pm Stevel:

Mae West. Wow.
  Sat. 2/9/13 12:54pm Gordon in Chapel Hill:

Great show as always. Thanks Michael! and xo to Gaylord...
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:56pm Stevel:

Gary Lewis comment was hysterical! That was a really sharp drummer on that track.
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 12:56pm glenn:

i kinda miss the days when you could just horsewhip somebody if you felt like it. then again, when was the last time anybody saw a horse whip outside of the kentucky derby?
  Sat. 2/9/13 12:59pm Dennis Diken:

might be Jim Keltner on GL&PB "Lies" - he's pictured on the cover of their "She's Just My Style" LP and played on some sides
  Sat. 2/9/13 12:59pm frenchee:

Glenn! Gil! Thanks for the awesome engineering!
Avatar Sat. 2/9/13 1:00pm Stevel:

I mean, its not like he used a BULL whip.
  Sun. 2/10/13 12:19pm Peter:

The bari guitar figure behind the chorus in "Lies" is the same as the dominant guitar figure (on one chord) in the Go-Gos' "We Got The Beat....."?
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