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Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options   0:00:00 ()
Badfinger  No Matter What   Options single (b/w Carry On Till Tomorrow) (Apple - 1970)   0:02:38 ()
Crabby Appleton  Go Back   Options Crabby Appleton (Elektra - 1970)   0:05:30 ()
Emitt Rhodes  Really Wanted You   Options single (b/w Love Will Stone You) (Probe - 1971)   0:08:32 ()
Michel Pagliaro  Lovin' You Ain't Easy   Options single (b/w She Moves Light) (Pye - 1971)   0:11:07 ()
Todd Rundgren  Couldn't I Just Tell You   Options single (b/w Wolfman Jack) (Bearville - 1972)   0:13:41 ()
The Raspberries  Go All The Way   Options single (b/w With You In My Life) (Capitol - 1972)   0:17:10 ()
Big Star  In The Street (Alternate Mix)   Options single (b/w When My Baby's Beside Me) (Ardent - 1972)   0:20:27 ()
 
Hot Dogs  Let Me Look at the Sun   Options Say What You Mean (Ardent - 1973)   0:28:09 ()
Blue  Look Around   Options Blue (RSO - 1973)   0:30:32 ()
Blue Ash  Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her)   Options single (b/w Dusty Old Fairgrounds) (Mercury - 1973)   0:34:37 ()
The Hudson Brothers  So You Are a Star   Options single (b/w Ma Ma Ma Baby) (Casablanca - 1974)   0:37:39 ()
The Bay City Rollers  Money Honey   Options single (b/w Maryanne) (Bell - 1975)   0:41:17 ()
Sweet  Fox On The Run   Options single (b/w Miss Demeanor) (RCA Victor - 1975)   0:44:28 ()
 
Artful Dodger  Wayside   Options Think Think (EP) (Columbia - 1975)   0:53:49 ()
Milk 'N' Cookies   (Dee, Dee You're) Stuck On A Star   Options Milk 'N' Cookies (Island - 1975)   0:59:28 ()
The Quick  It Won't Be Long   Options Mondo Deco (Mercury - 1976)   1:01:10 ()
Flamin' Groovies  Shake Some Action   Options Shake Some Action (Sire - 1976)   1:03:59 ()
The Nerves  When You Find Out   Options The Nerves (EP) (The Nerves - 1976)   1:08:33 ()
Piper  Can't Wait   Options single (b/w Blues For The Common Man) (A&M - 1977)   1:10:31 ()
 
Van Duren   Chemical Fire   Options Are You Serious? (Big Sound - 1977)   1:16:34 ()
Pezband  Baby It's Cold Outside   Options single (b/w Princess Mary) (Passport - 1977)   1:19:38 ()
The Boys  You Make Me Shake   Options single (b/w We're Too Young) (Outrage - 1977)   1:22:23 ()
The Real Kids  All Kindsa Girls   Options single (b/w Taxi Boys) (Red Star - 1977)   1:24:55 ()
The Scruffs  Frozen Girls   Options Wanna Meet The Scruffs? (Power Play - 1977)   1:28:54 ()
Tommy Hoehn  Hey Polarity   Options single (b/w Spacebreak) (Power Play - 1977)   1:31:54 ()
Radio Stars  Don't Waste My Time   Options Songs for Swinging Lovers (Chiswick - 1977)   1:35:25 ()
 
The Pop  You Oughta Know   Options The Pop (Automatic - 1977)   1:41:42 ()
Starz   Cherry Baby   Options single (b/w Rock Six Times) (Capitol - 1977)   1:45:23 ()
Utopia  Love in Action   Options Oops! Wrong Planet (Bearsville - 1977)   1:49:03 ()
The Paley Brothers  Down The Line   Options The Paley Brothers (Sire - 1978)   1:52:22 ()
Fotomaker  Where Have You Been All My Life   Options Fotomaker (Atlantic - 1978)   1:54:58 ()
Cheap Trick  Surrender   Options Heaven Tonight (Epic - 1978)   1:58:27 ()
 
20/20   Giving It All   Options single (b/w Under The Freeway) (Bomp! - 1978)   2:06:18 ()
The Only Ones  It's The Truth   Options The Only Ones (CBS - 1978)   2:09:00 ()
The Diodes  Tired Of Waking Up Tired   Options Released (CBS - 1979)   2:11:03 ()
Ian North  She Kills Me   Options Neo (Aura - 1979)   2:13:51 ()
Richard Lloyd  Number Nine   Options Alchemy (Elektra - 1979)   2:16:19 ()
Off Broadway  Hang On For Love   Options On (Atlantic - 1979)   2:19:02 ()
The Jags  Back Of My Hand   Options single (b/w Double Vision) (Island - 1979)   2:23:05 ()
 
The Records  Affection Rejected   Options Shades In Bed (Virgin - 1979)   2:29:00 ()
The Rubinoos  I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend   Options Back To The Drawing Board (Berserkley - 1979)   2:32:45 ()
The Beat  Rock and Roll Girl   Options The Beat (Columbia - 1979)   2:35:59 ()
Pointed Sticks   Out of Luck   Options single (b/w What Do You Want Me To Do?) (Stiff - 1979)   2:38:09 ()
The Toms  Hook   Options The Toms (Black Sheep - 1979)   2:40:38 ()
Nick Gilder  Got To Get Out   Options single (b-side to (You Really) Rock Me) (Chrysalis - 1979)   2:44:19 ()
 
Shoes   Tomorrow Night   Options single (b/w Now And Then) (Elektra - 1979)   2:49:15 ()
Bram Tchaikovsky  Girl Of My Dreams   Options Strange Man, Changed Man (Radar - 1979)   2:51:55 ()
The Tourists  Blind Among The Flowers   Options single (b/w He Who Laughs Last) (Logo - 1979)   2:55:53 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Fleetwood Mac 
Albatross   Options single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues) (Blue Horizon - 1968)   2:59:19 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 12:03pm duke:

Everyday is a special day
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:03pm listener james from westwood:

Howdy, UM and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:03pm Uncle Michael:

Duke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:04pm melinda:

Ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:05pm doctorjazz:

That's the best "GREETINGS" I've heard in a bit! GREETINGS to you and the Dinkers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:05pm Brian in UK:

Hello Uncle. Hoping for some Umajets or Chris Von Sneidern.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:06pm doctorjazz:

I thought Power Pop was created in the 90's...
I'll go with Badfinger, though!
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 12:06pm holland oats:

This the power pop show? V PSYCHED
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:06pm Brian in UK:

It's all POP.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 12:06pm 23 Wolves:

Hails Unc! I just put this Badfinger song on a mix CD for my gal...man, it sounds tasty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

James! Melinda! Doctor! Brian! Holland! 23W!
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:09pm V Priceless:

Hey Uncle M! Rock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:09pm Uncle Michael:

VP!
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:10pm 67tele:

Hey all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Tele!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:12pm coelacanth:

greetings Uncle M and Dinkies
i love that badfinger song. i never knew it was a big pop radio hit until about a year ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:13pm Uncle Michael:

Coelacanth!
Avatar Fri. 12/30/16 12:14pm still b/p:

I remember Crabby Appleton from Tom Terrific, but I didn't remember Crabby had his own theme song. And I don't remember at all the cartoon's other featured villains such as Isotope Feaney, The Meany, and Captain Kidney Bean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:15pm Scraps:

How bout the Headboys, Shape of things to come?

But it's going to be all good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:15pm melinda:

@coelecanth: I was at the cryptozoology museum gift shop yesterday buying a present for my mom, and I noticed that they had coelecanth action figures!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

still b/p! Scraps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:16pm Scraps:

Unc Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:17pm annie:

.... whew, i made it! got my delivery of wine and pet food and she forgot to bring the eggs. damn, which pet should i cook first?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:17pm coelacanth:

hahaha! melinda! that's hard to imagine but, okay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

Gonna be a lot of great artists skipped over because the decade gets really crowded '77 to '79!

Maybe they're your requests for next week. More on that at the break.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:20pm melinda:

Coel they're just coelecanth figures, but action figures sounds more exciting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:21pm Uncle Michael:

I want a blobfish action figure.
Avatar Fri. 12/30/16 12:22pm still b/p:

I bought a few family gifts at the Honey Exchange, which was fine, but the Crytpozoology Museum might've been much more fun...for me if not the gift recipients. I'm gonna walk to be bank shortly and will be just a few Bigfoot strides from that museum.
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:22pm 67tele:

Does Kiss Me on the Bus make it into this category?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:22pm Uncle Michael:

Well, it's not '70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:23pm doctorjazz:

Everyone just wants to be Paul! (me too).
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:23pm 67tele:

oh - i just tuned in; didnt know it was a decade thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:23pm efd:

very glad this show is happening on a day I'm not working. Happy post-holidays and pre-new year, Uncle Michael and crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

efd!
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:25pm melinda:

@b/p: it was hard not buying things for myself at the crypto museum. But I already got myself a Bigfoot air freshener, so there's that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:30pm Scraps:

Are you apologizing in advance for playing the Plimsouls, the Nerves, and the Beat all three?

;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:32pm Uncle Michael:

NOT ALL THREE!

But the apology in advance was for something else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:33pm Scraps:

Ah! (Thinking...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:35pm Scraps:

(I'm just reveling.)
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:35pm Cubs Suck:

Are you going to play Love is Like Oxygen by Sweet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:36pm Scraps:

Little Willie! little Willie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:36pm Uncle Michael:

Did someone ask a question? It came through all garbled.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:37pm efd:

I didn't see anything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:39pm Uncle Michael:

Another choice from Sweet, Scraps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:40pm annie:

hehe, that's funny scraps, i was singing that song this morning. right out of the blue.
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:40pm 67tele:

sure I'll pile on too: might we be hearing dwight twilley - im on fire sometime today?
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:40pm Cubs Suck:

How about something from the Knack?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:41pm Scraps:

There's two great choices from Sweet that we haven't mentioned, but I'll wait and seeeeee
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

How about this power pop power ballad?
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:42pm Cubs Suck:

Never heard it. I prefer Hudson-Ford
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:42pm 67tele:

i always though power ballad was a great term, kind of like an intense nap
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:42pm Scraps:

It's all good this show!
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:43pm Cubs Suck:

This sounds alot like Badfinger
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:45pm Cubs Suck:

Its about time to break out the roller skates!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:45pm efd:

I'm just going to issue a blanket "Yeah, [artist name]!!" for every song on this show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:45pm Uncle Michael:

I like Hudson-Ford a lot. I think they'll factor into a set in a couple of weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:45pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Michael! I probably have heard a lot of these, but never knew the names of them.
Will there be a little power-funk/pop spilling into this show?
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:46pm Cubs Suck:

How about playing some from the Tarney-Spencer band?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:46pm Uncle Michael:

Evan, you mean this music is in your wheelhouse?

Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:46pm Rich in Washington:

I just now read that The Hudson Brothers came from Portland OR. I had no idea. I remember watching their variety shows on Saturday morning tv.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:47pm Scraps:

Ahhhhhh!
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:47pm Glenn L:

BCR!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:48pm Uncle Michael:

Rich! Glenn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 12:48pm doctorjazz:

No, not Sweet (just kidding)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:48pm efd:

This music occupies many floors of my wheelhouse, as you well know. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:49pm listener james from westwood:

Very often during this show, when I hear a new-to-me '70s track, I wish I'd lived in THAT '70s, where music like that was my predominant musical diet. Very glad therefore to have a whole SHOW of this music and this feeling!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:49pm listener james from westwood:

The tracks that I do know from that time are all the sweeter in the context of those I don't. Bliss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:50pm Scraps:

That's my favorite Sweet. Takes me back, 14 years old, my 45s, jumping up and down in my room
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:51pm Mike East:

aww...I just taught Big Star's 13 to my daughter. She's got a great voice.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 12:54pm SeanG:

great show UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 12:54pm efd:

you are correct about Blue Ash.
  Fri. 12/30/16 12:54pm holland oats:

Hudson Bros omg
  Fri. 12/30/16 1:05pm V Priceless:

Hey Uncle M: for request show, is it cool to list a couple tunes, just in case one works better than another, etc.?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:05pm doctorjazz:

Like this cover by The Quick-fun show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:05pm Uncle Michael:

sure
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 1:07pm SeanG:

WWOOOOO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 1:07pm listener james from westwood:

turning the Groovies WAAAAAAY UP
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:11pm Parq:

Boarding in mid flight. Hope you guys haven't eaten all the peanuts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:12pm Uncle Michael:

It's snack mix. Sorry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:15pm doctorjazz:

This was a part of the 70's I missed as well, so many tunes I don't know, cool stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 1:16pm efd:

OK, Piper deserve their own separate comment so Yeah, Piper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:17pm Brian in UK:

Uncle, understand your take on it now. Weaving a well trod path. Nice work.
  Fri. 12/30/16 1:18pm holland oats:

My money's on Shoes next set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:21pm Uncle Michael:

Thank ya, Brian!

Next set? Hmmm....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:27pm doctorjazz:

Makes me wonder where a music obsessed person like me was that decade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:30pm Uncle Michael:

I think a lot has to do age-calibrated radar. This was or wasn't on one's radar, dependent on whether it reflects one's own zeitgiest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:30pm doctorjazz:

Must have been stuck on punk and disco, who knew there was another way?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:33pm doctorjazz:

Now I just love this stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:34pm doctorjazz:

Before that, Dead and other hippie stuff.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 1:35pm SeanG:

any girl power pop coming up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:36pm Uncle Michael:

That's a very good question, Sean. Yes. One.
Avatar Fri. 12/30/16 1:40pm still b/p:

I guess many of these were somewhere in the unheard territory between the music bundles of Top 40 playlists and album rock station playlist staples and habits. Where did you hear them back then Uncle Michael?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:42pm Brian in UK:

@still b/p over here the only real outlet apart from live, was John Peel's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 1:47pm efd:

The Pop, one of the many "The + 1-Syllable Word" bands of the late '70s/early '80s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:47pm Uncle Michael:

I didn't hear much that wasn't on the radio before '77, when I started hanging out in record stores. Before that, Badfinger and the Raspberries was about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 1:47pm efd:

all of which led up to The The, of course
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:48pm Brian in UK:

Started with The Who.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 1:48pm efd:

oh Starz get their own comment too. Yeah, Starz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 1:52pm efd:

is this Utopia song the reason for the advance apology?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:52pm Uncle Michael:

Yes.
Avatar Fri. 12/30/16 1:53pm Doug Schulkind:

...where there are no guilty pleasures, but plenty of sheepish grins.
Avatar Fri. 12/30/16 1:53pm still b/p:

Speaking of album rock, a woman I know walked a few days ago into a brief casual conversation about a Yes song and offered her own funny big-view casual dismissal, immediately scoffing about Yes and ELP as she made a particular -- ahem -- jerking motion, and referring to fans/appreciators, she said, "Yeah, ...the boys...you know..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:54pm Uncle Michael:

she has a point
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 1:54pm Scraps:

I remember hearing Cherry Baby once on the radio, and it was so frustrating tracking that 45 down as a 13-year-old kid
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:54pm Parq:

Evan Davies, you come out of there! I know perfectly well that's you hiding in Kansas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:55pm Uncle Michael:

the Venn diagram between young male music fanatics and young men that could get dates...picture it.
  Fri. 12/30/16 1:55pm 67tele:

@b/p: so Yes was a no-no
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:59pm Rich in Washington:

it's not officially a Venn diagram until the circles intersect. Just sayin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 1:59pm Uncle Michael:

heh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:00pm Scraps:

My teenage big sister was so into Yes, and I hated them. And then I married a Yes fan (and black, too: female black Yes fan!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:00pm Uncle Michael:

I was certain Fotomaker was EFD comment-worthy. Oh, well.
Avatar Fri. 12/30/16 2:01pm still b/p:

I know where the dismisser and others are coming from, and both groups leaned into the ridiculous. While I wasn't a consistent or focused fan of either band, two Yes concerts I saw were completely enjoyable, and both outfits were such a firm part of the early to mid-teen years soundtrack that it feels hasty and untoward, sorta unkind, to cast them as only wanky business.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:01pm efd:

On the borderline of the blanket coverage from my earlier comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:01pm doctorjazz:

Ahh, Daddy's Alright (a friend played this coming out at his kids bat mitzvah).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:02pm Uncle Michael:

ah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:03pm efd:

If I hadn't just made an exception for Starz I wopuld have made an exception for Fotomaker. It was that close.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:03pm Uncle Michael:

How many lifelines do you get?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:05pm efd:

I'm playing it by ear.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:08pm Dean:

If you're not into the Paley Bros., you just don't know that you are into the Paley Bros.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:10pm Uncle Michael:

You said a mouthful, Dean.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:11pm holland oats:

OT Fans of today's broadcast might want to check out "Do Hollywood" by The Lemon Twigs, a great album put out this year by a couple of Long Island teenagers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:12pm Uncle Michael:

That Lemon Twigs thing is AMAZING.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:14pm Dean:

Missed an earful, though. Just returned from orthopedic check-up of daughter's broken arm. What a show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:14pm Uncle Michael:

How's the kid doing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:15pm Uncle Michael:

I recommend that people expose themselves to Lemon Twigs on Youtube. They're fun as hell.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:16pm Dean:

Superbly, thanks for asking. Kids are supernaturally resilient.

Wondering whether Sparks make the cut...
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:16pm holland oats:

that kid on drums omg
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:17pm Uncle Michael:

Glad to hear it.

I want all the way back to Halfnelson looking for the right song...but no.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:18pm 23 Wolves:

Fantastic show today, thanks as always....also really loved the longform Devil Doll a few weeks ago! HDTwUM is TOPS!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:19pm Uncle Michael:

I expect the Twigs to experience Strypes-like backlash. Too much attention, too fast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:19pm efd:

oh man, I love this Richard Lloyd album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:19pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks 23W!
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:20pm 67tele:

just finished reading Trouble Boys, the new Replacements book - in kind of a 70s pop related thing, Paul Westerberg's reaction to nirvana was "to me they sound like Boston with a hair up their ass". Book is filled with examples of his contrariness, but with lines like that you can see why he got away with it-mostly
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:20pm Uncle Michael:

Matthew Sweet probably does too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:21pm efd:

As well he should.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:21pm Dean:

Dang. So much pop, so little etc.

Don't answer, 'cuz I'm just thinking out loud, but:

Piper
Pilot
Flamin' Groovies (Shake Some Action)
Bay City Rollers
???

Used to play this Lloyd album daily in the record store.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:22pm Dean:

Oops, Piper already featured!
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:22pm Dean:

And Groovies. Read, Dean, read.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:23pm Dean:

And Rollers. I'll shut up. Or just copy/paste your entire playlist to a comment.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:23pm holland oats:

and...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:24pm Uncle Michael:

tap, tap, tap...
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:24pm holland oats:

(beat me)
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:24pm holland oats:

Michael's not playing Shoes just to spite me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:25pm Uncle Michael:

patience
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:25pm Dean:

Here's one I know you would not already have played: Chicago Symphony Orchestra's "La Mer."
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:25pm holland oats:

i'm brazen
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:26pm Uncle Michael:

La Merde
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:27pm Dean:

It's da shit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:30pm Parq:

Loads of fun. Happy New Year, UM, and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:30pm doctorjazz:

I walked in on it, and thought "Costello I don't know" right away.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:31pm Dean:

If Costello is featured here, it has to be WSF'BPL&U. Has to be.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:31pm holland oats:

Make it right Michael.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:32pm ?:

@67tele interesting
i have only read a few excerpts
of new mats book
is there a lot about
reegster + beebster
russ+gary eighties managers
of both mats + the del fuegos?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:33pm Uncle Michael:

Gotta be John!
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:34pm holland oats:

great book
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:34pm efd:

I was thinking the same thing, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:35pm Uncle Michael:

which same thing?
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:36pm Dean:

Was just thinking "Rubinoos"!
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:36pm Dean:

(But I think efd was thinking "John.")
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:36pm doctorjazz:

Great Rubinoos track
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:37pm Dean:

Another Berserkeley contender: Earthquake's live "Ma Ma Ma Belle."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:38pm Parq:

Sorry, when I posted gooobye, I thought it was 2:57. This Rubinoos track is my all-time powerpop favorite.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:38pm holland oats:

get onna my cloud
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:38pm efd:

I was thinking that the unnamed commenteer at 2:32 was johnk77, which is how I interpreted your "gotta be John" comment.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:39pm johnk77:

great show @um
sorry i forgot my handle
back in the day
some of this was my passion
and my career
got any svt?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:39pm efd:

That Rubinoos song was known among my college friends as "Hey you, get offa my boyfriend"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:42pm Brian in UK:

Thanks, Uncle.

If it aint Stiff it worth a ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:42pm Uncle Michael:

I think we're gonna make it!

I have some SVT 45s somewhere....
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:43pm johnk77:

per my lovely wife
paul collins still rocks
never met him back in the day
sad:<
did get to meet and work
w/the beats then manager
bill graham
also berserkley's
mathew king kaufmann
was a character
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:43pm 67tele:

@?: Russ Riegel and Gary Hobbib? Oh yes they are in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:45pm Uncle Michael:

hope you saved one, efd
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:47pm efd:

YEAH NICK GILDER BLANKET COMMENT EXCEPTION!!!!
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:47pm Dean:

Good lord, yes. Gilder! Saw him at The Whisky.
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:49pm johnk77:

@67tele
thanx
riegel escaped
my crspy memory
also
again thanx selecter
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:50pm efd:

I do not disagree.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:52pm holland oats:

OK Michael we can be friends again
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:53pm Uncle Michael:

whew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:53pm efd:

This Elektra version always sounds weird to me.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:53pm holland oats:

just stop texting me
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:53pm holland oats:

yeah sounds sped up a bit right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:53pm Uncle Michael:

stalk, stalk, stalk...
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:54pm holland oats:

zionist (that's a shoes joke)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:55pm efd:

oh Bram Tchaikovsky gets his own comment too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:55pm doctorjazz:

Thanks for the great tunes to usher in 2017 UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 2:55pm Uncle Michael:

how about one last song with a lady on it?
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:56pm 67tele:

can the Vapors be far behind?
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:56pm holland oats:

hmmm
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:56pm holland oats:

motels?
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:56pm Dean:

Billie Holiday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:56pm efd:

Saw Bram Tchaikovsky at the great Hurrah! in NYC sometime around the time this album came out. I was standing up front and between the first couple of songs he leaned over from the stage right into my face and said "Do you like rock 'n' roll?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 2:57pm efd:

(I allowed as how I did indeed like rock 'n' roll.)
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:58pm holland oats:

waitresses?
  Fri. 12/30/16 2:59pm Dean:

In a way, "Born to Run" is power pop. In a way.
Avatar    Fri. 12/30/16 2:59pm holland oats:

don't know this one. well played as always Michael. happy new year everybody! life is good no matter what they tweet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 3:00pm Uncle Michael:

This is Annie Lennox singing.
Avatar Fri. 12/30/16 3:00pm still b/p:

Maybe it was a an Olivier/Curtis ,"Do you eat oysters? Do you eat snails?" kind of thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 3:01pm Uncle Michael:

best scene in cinema
  Fri. 12/30/16 3:02pm Dean:

Second best being "Candy-Gram for Mongo!"
  Fri. 12/30/16 3:02pm V Priceless:

Thanx Uncle M! Fun show! Cheers for a great '17!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 3:02pm efd:

Great show Uncle Michael! Happy New Year to you and all listeners and commenteers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/30/16 3:02pm listener james from westwood:

Delightful stuff, UM! Thanks so much, and have a safe and fun New Year's!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/30/16 3:04pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks everyone!
  Sat. 1/7/17 12:03pm Joe R.:

Here's a rare female-fronted power pop band - the Shivvers from Milwaukee. I've seen '79 as their start date so they might *just* squeeze in here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HQ0hpzuyc8
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