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Options March 27, 2021: Alone with Tommy James

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Images New Approx. start time
Tommy James  Draggin' The Line   Options   Roulette    45  Today's guest!       
GospelbeacH  Albatross Baby   Options Jam Jam  Curation Records  2021  EP  out on vinyl 4/15!    *   0:02:36 (Pop‑up)
The Records  Teenarama   Options   Virgin (UK)    45        0:06:10 (Pop‑up)
Death By Unga Bunga  Faster Than Light   Options Heavy Male Insecurity  Jansen  2021  LP      *   0:10:20 (Pop‑up)
BBQT  Nod Out   Options   No Front Teeth  2021  MP3      *   0:13:12 (Pop‑up)
Wizzard  Ball Park Incident   Options   Harvest (UK)    45        0:15:28 (Pop‑up)
Electric Light Orchestra  Don't Bring Me Down   Options   Jet    45        0:19:16 (Pop‑up)
The DeFranco Family  Gorilla   Options Heartbeat, It's A Loveseat  20th Century Fox    LP        0:23:18 (Pop‑up)
Dany Laj and The Looks  Don't Keep Me Guessin'   Options Ten Easy Pieces  We Are Busy Bodies  2021  LP  single out now, album out June 11th!    *   0:26:32 (Pop‑up)
The Rubinoos  The Todd-O-Phonic Todd Theme (A Capella version)   Options   Bezerkely  2021  45  My 2021 marathon premium!    *   0:29:06 (Pop‑up)
 
Tom and The Tornadoes  Long Pony Tail   Options   Northway Sound    45  reissued by Norton      0:33:42 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  Hanky Panky   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set   
Options
*   0:36:04 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  Say I Am   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA    CD box set        0:39:00 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  Lots Of Pretty Girls   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   0:41:25 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  I Think We're Alone Now   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   0:43:36 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  Mirage   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   0:45:41 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  Gingerbread Man   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   0:48:14 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  Mony Mony   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   0:51:13 (Pop‑up)
 
 
Tommy James interview Pt. 1
Tommy James and The Shondells  Crimson and Clover (45 version)   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   1:16:55 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  I'm A Tangerine   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   1:20:20 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  I'm Alive   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set        1:23:59 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  Ball Of Fire   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   1:27:06 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James and The Shondells  Kelly Told Anne   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   1:30:10 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James  Ball and Chain   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   1:33:59 (Pop‑up)
Tommy James  Christian Of The World   Options Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973  Grapefruit USA  2021  CD box set      *   1:37:25 (Pop‑up)
 
 
Tommy James interview Pt. 2
Tommy James  I Love You Love Me Love   Options   Fantasy    45        1:56:55 (Pop‑up)
Segarini  When The Lights Are Out   Options Gotta Have Pop  Bomb    LP        2:00:40 (Pop‑up)
Josephine & Hershguy  Walk Out Loud   Options Stocky Tunes  Dig! Records  2021  LP      *   2:03:38 (Pop‑up)
The Exbats  Hercules 2020 - summer long version   Options   Canon Rat  2021  EP      *   2:06:13 (Pop‑up)
Badfinger  Love Is Gonna Come At Last   Options Airwaves  Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch    LP        2:10:54 (Pop‑up)
The Who  Kids Do You Want Kids   Options The Who Sell Out (Super Deluxe Edition)  UMC  2021  CD box set  CD box set hopefully out next month!    *   2:14:32 (Pop‑up)
Du Blonde  Pull The Plug   Options   Daemon T.V.  2021  MP3      *   2:16:29 (Pop‑up)
Reigning Sound  A Little More Time   Options A Little More Time With Reigning Sound  Merge  2021  LP  new LP out 5/21!    *   2:18:33 (Pop‑up)
The Maharajas  Don't Call My Name   Options   Back To Beat Records  2021  EP  They are in The Weads with this one!    *   2:21:42 (Pop‑up)
Cool Ghouls  In Michoacan   Options At George's Zoo  Empty Cellar Records  2021  LP      *   2:23:57 (Pop‑up)
 
The Cramps  Green Fuz   Options Psychedlic Jungle  I.R.S. Records    LP  happy birthday Kid Congo Powers!      2:32:00 (Pop‑up)
The Sueves  These Pines   Options Tears Of Joy  Magicatalog  2021  MP3        2:33:09 (Pop‑up)
Ashley & Justin  Look Outside Your Window   Options   Silent Stereo  2021  MP3      *   2:37:24 (Pop‑up)
The Everythings  Emotions   Options   theeverythings.bandcamp.com  2021  MP3      *   2:41:24 (Pop‑up)
The Linda Lindas  Big Mouth   Options Moxie (Music from the Netflix Film)  Maisie Music Publishing LLC  2021  MP3  Muffs cover!    *   2:43:29 (Pop‑up)
The Queers  The Kids Are Alright   Options Alive  Sexy Baby  2021  EP  split EP w/Killtime    *   2:45:12 (Pop‑up)
Dirty Fences  One In Ten   Options   Greenway Records  2021  MP3      *   2:46:48 (Pop‑up)
? and The Mysterians  Do Something To Me   Options   Cameo Parkway    45        2:48:51 (Pop‑up)
Prince  Crimson and Clover   Options LOtUSFLOW3R  NPG Records    LP box set        2:51:20 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  3:00pm P-90:

What’s SONG #1 this week...?
  3:01pm sufferwords:

comin’ in hot- TJ all the way- yak it up
  3:01pm Andrew in Toronto:

Howdy there Todd and all other listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Chop Scott:

Loud & Clear Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Squints:

ok then. powpowpow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm MonicaC:

That’s what I’m talkin’ about, Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm medson:

Hey there TOPT and everyone.
Avatar 3:02pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Good afternoon everyone!
  3:02pm Cooh John:

Tommy from Dayton!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Artie:

Yip! Tug!
  Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Muswell Hillbilly:

Happy Saturday, Todd and the rest of y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Corey:

Hello TOPT and listeners! Looking forward to hearing today’s interview with Niles Michigan’s own.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm MonicaC:

Channeling Marc Bolan’
  3:04pm MFlynn:

Hey Todd, you helped me find my first Tommy James & Shondells 45, we found it at a second hand store somewhere.
Avatar 3:04pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Happy Post-Marathon! Thank you everyone for your tremendous support for the show and the station!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm DjLorraine:

I'm hooked with this vibe. Oh yeah- Tommy James!
Cooh John 🙋
Avatar 3:05pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@MFlynn: coming full circle today!
Avatar 3:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Todd-o-phonic Sonic Saturday !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm suzyhotrod:

Pulling my bike over to say I love this song! Back on the bike. Bye! Have a great interview!
  3:06pm Dennis Diken:

You go, Todd! glad this show is for real and not a “Mirage”! you certainly are a “Ball Of Fire”!
Avatar 3:07pm BEAVO:

Love the Records
Avatar 3:08pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Ha! Thanks Dennis!
Avatar 3:08pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@suzyhotrod: Hope I make you get off your bike again today!
  3:08pm pgalub:

Happy Post-Marathon and long live The Records! 🎸
  3:10pm egould310:

Good Records song. A whiff of Pete Townsend in the air.
Avatar 3:11pm Hoboken Jack:

Aw thanks!! Hey TOPT, Ruth, Suzy, Dennis, Chop Scott, Medson Man, Andrew, everybody!
Avatar 3:12pm Hoboken Jack:

Long live Pete Galub!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Brian D:

Happy Birthday Jack!!!!!!
  3:12pm Stevel:

Happy Birthday Hoboken Jack! You are always a voice of kindness and welcoming on these boards, and elsewhere, I suspect. Cheers!
  3:13pm MFlynn:

Jack, what better present than a TOPT birthday party?!?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm medson:

Happy bday Jack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Chop Scott:

Cheers Hoboken Jack!
Avatar 3:13pm Ruth Booth:

Hi Jack and Happy Birthday! Big hugs!
Avatar 3:14pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Okay everyone, I think we can move on from wishing Jack a happy birthday now.
  3:14pm pgalub:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JaaaaaaaCK! 🎈🎈🎈🎂
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm MonicaC:

Happy birthday, Jack. I’m sure I’ve spilled my beer on you at a show at some point over the decades.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm listener 126464:

Hello Todd, everyone, happy Birthday Jack!
Avatar 3:15pm Hoboken Jack:

Thank you kindly SteveL, Brian, Medson Man, Ruth!!!
  Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Muswell Hillbilly:

Happy birthday Jack! Happy regular day, the rest of you!
  3:16pm Andrew in Toronto:

Have a hell of a Happy Birthday Jack!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm suzyhotrod:

I reached my bike destination. So happy birthday HBJ!
Avatar 3:16pm Hoboken Jack:

Thank you Pete, Monica, 126464, Muswell, Suzy, C Scott!!
  3:17pm Ben London:

This is a tough cut!
Avatar 3:17pm Hoboken Jack:

Andrew, we don't use that sort of rough language south of the border! Thank you, buddy!!!
  3:18pm Andrew in Toronto:

Would someone please buy Jack a drink-ee-poo?
  3:19pm ChrisB.:

Wizzard is always appreciated!
  3:20pm Ben London:

Quick, let me grab my roller skates!
Avatar 3:20pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Tommy James interview coming up a bit later!
  3:20pm Sven Bergdahl:

Glamtastic!!!!!
Sweden loves Todd!
  3:22pm Katrin Lundberg:

🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪 Sweden wants more Sweet!
Set Me Free!!! Ya ya
  Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Muswell Hillbilly:

Anyone attempting any Big Saturday Projects out there while listening? I'm learning how to sharpen my own knives for the first time, then making a rhubarb pie. ELO's great knife music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm PaulRobeson1920:

Goood afternoon from Woodside, Queens! The Pidge sent me

Happy Stinkinn Birthday, Hoboken Jack!!!
  3:24pm Bengt Aåhman:

Yes Mushwell. I’m learning how to make Swedish meatballs
  3:24pm McGroovey:

ELO=Fab
  3:25pm Robm:

@Todd as a longtime lurker sometime chatter i am sure that interview with tommy james will be interesting
  3:26pm Mikael Pernfors:

I’m thinking very much would like
to hear Svensk Glam( Swedish Glam rock)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm MonicaC:

Gorilla is the best song I’ve ever Heard in my life.
  3:26pm ?:

Are you kidding me? The DeFranco Family covered my all-time favorite Rubinoos song? How did I not know this?
  Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Muswell Hillbilly:

Sounds great, Bengt. Love Swedish meatballs, never made them myself (unless the frozen furniture store version counts). Good luck on your venture!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm PaulRobeson1920:

@Robm Pledge now if you can! If you can’t this year, thats OK too! Support the greatest freeform radio station on Earth!!


Looking forward to this interview Todd O’!
Avatar 3:27pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@? You have it backwards! The Rubinoos covered The DeFranco Family!
  3:28pm Steve W:

Are you kidding me? The DeFranco Family covered my all-time favorite Rubinoos song? How did I not know this?
Avatar 3:28pm Hoboken Jack:

Thank you Paul!
  3:28pm Björn Borgsson:

I would very much love to teach Suzyhotrod
How we iceckate in Sweden
Avatar 3:28pm Hoboken Jack:

What's up McGroove
  3:28pm Ralphrossi:

Happy Birthday Hoboken Jack and many more
  3:31pm ashley morey:

Hi everyone and happy birthday Hoboken Jack!!
  3:32pm Ralphrossi:

Hoboken Jack why not play
A band from Union city Dr Hook thanks
Avatar 3:34pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Ralphrossi: I'm sure Jack would be happy to play Dr. Hook on his podcast!
  Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Muswell Hillbilly:

Always love hearing Death By Unga Bunga! I saw them here in Los Angeles, after discovering them through TOPT. Saw 'em at the Satellite, a club that was sadly a casualty of 2020...
  3:36pm Victrola Tom:

With all the Hoboken Jack greetings in the comments I thought maybe he was filling in today! Happy Birthday Hobo Jack!
  3:38pm GiB:

I have been told that R. Crumb considers HANKY PANKY to be the last great rock song...
Avatar 3:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Such great records.
  3:39pm Cooh John:

All set to see Tommy James last year. And then COVID hit!!!
Avatar 3:39pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@GiB: There's something to be said for that...but I doubt Mr. Crumb has heard "Albatross Baby".
Avatar 3:45pm Hoboken Jack:

A duet with Yo Kinky's own Tommy Unish!
  3:45pm Cooh John:

"Crimson and Clover" is my #1 song of all time. Lotsa layers.
  3:45pm Ralphrossi:

Jack you celebrate your birthday with Winter she is two today dancing to your music
  Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Muswell Hillbilly:

Tommy James's "I Think We're Alone Now" was the first song I learned how to play on guitar. Flashbacks to getting my calluses...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm patrick321:

Hey Todd and everyone on board. Digging all the TJ tunes!
Avatar 3:47pm Joe B:

thought you might have gone with the rubinoos version of 'alone'!
Avatar 3:47pm Hoboken Jack:

Thanks Ashley, Tom, Ralph! Happy birthday and happy spring to Winter!!!
  3:48pm ashley morey:

Mirage is a favorite TJ song. Tommy came in to my office at HFA for an interview and Q&A a few years back and it was definitely a highlight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Mister Dobalina:

PoW pOW POW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Diana from Hungary:

So much fun!
  3:50pm MFlynn:

Wow!! “Gingerbread Man” is such an amazingly good pop tune!!!
  3:51pm Stevel:

GBM has a very Townsend-sequel riff or two
  3:53pm MFlynn:

And those great vocals!!!! Wow!!
  3:53pm WM:

Is it true that the title of this song was inspired by a neon sign that read MONY?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm MonicaC:

This has been a super dance party so far. Come on! Come on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm DjLorraine:

Cooh John. ..Dad saying no Hanky Panky. But today..Hanky Panky yesss
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm G:

@WM -- supposedly. maybe Todd will ask him. the story is that Mutual of New York (a bank) had a big neon sign he saw when trying to think of an interesting girl name not yet used in a pop song...
  3:56pm Cooh John:

What does Tommy think when the crowd chants "Get laid, get f*cked" to this song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm DjLorraine:

😬
Avatar 3:58pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@WM & @G...yes that is a true story...the tale is told in his autobiography, "Me. The Mob, and The Music".
  3:59pm Cooh John:

Hanky panky time now, DjLorraine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Digging the interview TOPT!
Avatar 4:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Classic 'Garage' Hit story. See how the Industry went from Bottom Up - to Top Down later...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm G:

Boy, those were the days in the music biz lol
Avatar 4:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.”
― Hunter S. Thompson
  4:18pm (another) Patrick in Hoboken:

Fascinating interview Todd; he is great.
Avatar 4:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'Crimson & Clover' - kinda like 'Good Vibrations' ! ...& 'Strawberry Fields' the great highbrow Pop Psych effects laden single...
  4:19pm WM:

Dare I ask... what does Crimson and Clover mean?
Avatar 4:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...meeting a girl & immediately flattening the lawn...
Avatar 4:20pm Ross T.:

Yep, I remember those days, going from buying CCR on 45 to Blind Faith on LP. Not all good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm G:

James's favorite color and favorite plant/flower
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm listener 126464:

Dad picked me up the 45 in Bambergers.
Avatar 4:21pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@listener 126464: Bamberger's!!!
  4:21pm Faith:

I’m in Battery Park & a guy just sat on the next bench wearing a WFMU shirt. Debating whether to or not to awkwardly say hi.
Avatar 4:22pm Ross T.:

Well you know he's weird, Faith. Question is what kind of weirs and how much?
  4:23pm wenzo llc.:

they shoulda followed this up with more fruit themed songs... "I am a mango"... "I am a passionfruit"... "I am a kumquat"
Avatar 4:23pm Ross T.:

And of course WFMU is a testament to good weird!
Avatar 4:23pm Woo:

I too am a tangerine.
  4:24pm Faith:

@Ross Haha too true. We’re all a little weird
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm G:

electrical banana
Avatar 4:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...like UK Freakbeat - sticking to R&B - with Pop appeal - & throwing in Psych weirdness. Somehow the Shondells committing the mistake of the era - throwing in as many effects as they could - & out came immortal singles... Great sensibilities...
  4:24pm P-90:

Just don’t try to tell me no drugs were involved
Avatar 4:24pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@wenzo llc.: Well, Grapefruit did put out the new box set...
Avatar 4:25pm Rosey is Listening on 91.1 MHz:

Go for it, Faith! Hope the Freedom Tower isn't giving you issues with 91.9 coming from Times Square.
  4:26pm wenzo llc.:

don't try to tell me no tangerines were harmed in the production
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Joel:

Loving this Todd.. It's a stoned cold groove, Baby !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm JohnEBGood:

Hey Todd we were fortunate to grow up with this music listening to 77 WABC!
  4:28pm P-90:

At least Donovan’s banana didn’t sue Tommy’s banana.
Avatar 4:28pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@JohnEBGood: I was just reflecting earlier about "Draggin' The Line" being a hit the summer I started listening to pop radio/77 WABC.
  4:30pm stuntz:

Happy Birthday Mr.O-Phonice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm JohnEBGood:

And that's about the time TV got color!!
Avatar 4:31pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@stuntz: It's Hoboken Jack's birthday, not mine! Also, Kid Congo!
  4:31pm Joey Joe Joe:

Next to this show, Dikens Den is my favorite FMU show lately
  4:32pm Dennis Diken:

Thanks for the shout out Todd! You’re outdoing yourself, as per...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm patrick321:

From I guess 66-69 I spent summer days on the municipal beach in Budd Lake, and at that time they played 77 WABC over the PA all day.
  4:33pm stuntz:

I know that. Just wanted to wish you a HBD anyway. Happy Birthday Kid Congo! Already toasted Jack from across the street.
  4:34pm Dennis Diken:

Hey Jack - I’d wish you a happy birthday but TOPT put the kibosh on it. Oh well, maybe next year...
Avatar 4:34pm Rosey is Listening on 91.1 MHz:

JohnEBGood, one reason I enjoy listening to older songs over the radio (especially the Old Codger) and watching older shows over the air on television is because I'm blown away by the history of it all and just how darn mind-blowing it must have been for people to receive some of these broadcasts for the first time. I'll never fully understand it. It's also so funny on the old game shows when colour TV is a prize, haha. Guess us younger generations are spoiled.
  4:35pm ?:

todd the fag
Avatar 4:36pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@patrick321: At least as of a few years, The Caribbean Hotel in Wildwood, NJ had a button in their rooms that had a strip from a label maker that read "music". If you turned it on you got The Geator's station!
Avatar 4:37pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@?: It's one thing to be pathetic, it's another thing to constantly remind people of how pathetic you truly are. Congrats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Squints:

Yeah, that seemed a little off topic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Ciggy:

1966 was a my favorite rock & roll year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Squints:

Man. I know the hits and even the near-hits. But this non-single stuff is just great. Dang. Really, REALLY well made, too.
Avatar 4:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

& the Voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Squints:

Ciggy, maybe just maybe. If I was hearing 1965 in the moment, I'd like that at that moment. But, maybe just maybe.
Avatar 4:42pm Ross T.:

Being a fag is good btw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Squints:

Don't leave out Tighter, Tighter.
Avatar 4:46pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

"Kelly Told Anne" is on the Travelin' long-player.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm patrick321:

we used to go to Wildwood for a week vacation I hated the long ride back in the 50mph era but I loved the beach and the boardwalk there. I haven't been in many years but I'm making note of the Caribbean.
Avatar 4:49pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@patrick321: It's a beauty...
Avatar 4:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Lucid, friendly, frank fellow...
Avatar 4:50pm Ross T.:

I've watched or heard 3 or 4 interviews with Tommy James and they're always fun and interesting. The mob and the 60s -- two great subjects for starters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Squints:

From Levy to Saul Zanz. Frying pan into another frying pan.
Avatar 4:55pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

"Made her bones..."- that's the mob influence talking!
  4:55pm Dennis Diken:

@ Joey Joe Joe - bless you!
  4:56pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Great interview, sweetheart
  4:57pm Martin:

That was so awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm MonicaC:

Great interview, Todd.
Avatar 4:59pm Rosey is Listening on 91.1 MHz:

So cool and awesome. I think it may have been like on Surface Noise earlier this week when I first heard this interview was coming. Was worth the wait! Thanks.
Avatar 4:59pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks @Sissophonic @Martin @MonicaC @Rosey! Glad you enjoyed it! He was a pleasure to speak with.
Avatar 5:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Way kewl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Joel:

One more interview like this Todd, and 60 minutes will be getting a new correspondent !
Avatar 5:00pm Ross T.:

BTW, one big reason music from TJ's prime era sounds timeless and most stuff from the past few decades sounds dated -- analog. Like God intended.
Avatar 5:01pm Ross T.:

yes thank you Todd and Tommy James!
Avatar 5:01pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joel: Thanks and feel free to give them my info!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm medson:

Perfect interview.
Avatar 5:01pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

You're welcome @ Ross T!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm James in ATL:

Really enjoyed the inteview. Thanks, Todd! Also, Tommy's book is a great read.
  5:02pm Tim from LH:

Great interview! I was at that PNC show, Tommy’s still got it live!
Avatar 5:05pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks James and Tim! That was a strange show at PNC!
  5:06pm Listener Bop Monroe:

Thanks for another great interview Mr. TOPT.
what a life...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Handy Haversack:

Hey there, Todd and all! Greetings from slightly farther away.

Oooh, new Exbats?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm MonicaC:

I love this Ex-Bats song.
Avatar 5:08pm elkeno:

i love exbats
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm Brian D:

Fantastic interview, even better selection of music. Another home run from TOPT.
  5:13pm ?:

Hey from Polo, Il.
  5:13pm Listener Bop Monroe:

btw, Hawaii vs. That Hippie Apocalypse, they made the right call staying where they were.
  5:14pm ashley morey:

Never heard this Badfinger song - love it! And great interview with TJ! Happy to hear the movie is still on.
Avatar 5:15pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks Ashley! That Badfinger song is slightly later than most of the stuff they are known for.
  5:16pm WM:

Todd: did you ask TJ what he thought of Billy Idol's version of Mony, Mony? If you did, I missed it.
Avatar 5:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

OOOFFF.
SellOut Box.
OOOFFFFF.
Avatar 5:17pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@WM: No, but he said generally speaking he enjoys hearing how others interpret his music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm listener 126464:

I think I heard TJ mention Idol. Loved the interview.
  5:20pm Victrola Tom:

Some great sounds this afternoon!
  5:21pm Victor P Paredes:

Hey Todd why don't you start bitching and moaning about the situation at the border or the Chinese telling us that we're the ones that abuse human rights or that ridiculous Weekend at Bernie's press conference we had on Thursday. Aren't you an equal-opportunity misinformation kind of guy? Only difference is, you would be actually reporting real facts here instead of being an echo chamber for the bullshit of the mainstream media like you've been for the last 4 years. You should be ashamed of yourself. Going on the fucking radio and repeating lie after lie after lie.
Avatar 5:21pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Victrola Tom: I hope you are sitting down and peddling to the tunes!
Avatar 5:21pm Ross T.:

that's right, Bop -- Don Ho didn't go to Bethel either and he did all right!
Avatar 5:22pm Ross T.:

@Victor -- Hitler liked dogs and kids.
  5:22pm ChrisB.:

Is Vic there?
Avatar 5:23pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Victor P Paredes: But you keep listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm PaulRobeson1920:

Hahah! Nice
Interview Todd O’!
  5:25pm Victor P Paredes:

What the fuck does Hitler liking dogs and kids have to do with a DJ on the station going on every week and lying about the reality of what's going on in the world? Stalin had an affinity for daffodils, who gives a fuck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm listener 126464:

Bringing the Pow Pow Pow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm PaulRobeson1920:

“Never argue with a fool, because some people won’t be able to tell the difference!”
  5:26pm Listener Bop Monroe:

'has vic been round again? i'll kill'em'
  5:27pm Victor P Paredes:

The reason I keep listening Todd it's cuz you play some fucking excellent music and you are just about the best rock and roll interviewer I have ever heard. And I'm being as truthful as I can with you I just wish you would be honest instead of lying every week like you did for four years. It's all right, the country is already paying for the collective stupidity of a lot of people and for the corruption that went on in early November.
  5:27pm Listener Bop Monroe:

Lighten up Morrissey
Avatar 5:27pm elkeno:

what is the crisis at the border...did 600k people die there?
Avatar 5:27pm Ross T.:

yep -- wrestle with a pig you get dirty. And the pig likes it. Gonna go hose off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm PaulRobeson1920:

Baby, I am America! “All man kind are brothers plighted, where thy gentle wings abide...”
Avatar 5:28pm Hoboken Jack:

Belated hello Jeff and other Patrick. Haha thanks Dennis! Great, great interview Todd.
Avatar 5:29pm Rosey is Listening on 91.1 MHz:

What day was the Rutt's Hut thing? I'd love to try meeting some friends there. Know plenty who live in Hoboken, Rutherford, Lyndhurst, and Nutley. This would be perfect, especially because I've been meaning to try Rutt's Hut for a while now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Franco Twinkie:

Brian!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm MonicaC:

My favorite Cramps song.
  5:32pm MFlynn:

Cool. We were just dancing to the Cramps this am!!
  Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Muswell Hillbilly:

Excited for new Reigning Sound! Their cover of "Stormy Weather" become a real 2020 theme song for me... (After hearing Tommy Burke & The Counts version on FMU, perhaps on this very show!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm DonJuanTijuana:

HBD Kid Congo Powers... such a classic!!!
Avatar 5:33pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Rosey is Listening on 91.1 MHz: Friday afternoon 2-4 p.m.. Would be great to see you there! Feel free to bring whomever you want, they have a huge parking lot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm Franco Twinkie:

When we were youngsters, me and Kid use to sing into the tape recorder in my bedroom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Huzzah! Jab #1! No burning or itching sensations as yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm MonicaC:

“Don’t eat stuff off the sidewalk
No matter how good it looks”
Best advice I ever received as a 22 year old from Lux Interior.
Avatar 5:35pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Franco Twinkle: That's awesome!
Avatar 5:35pm james from witches' corner:

and ghost hawk brewing is right across the street!
Avatar 5:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

KenfHP - I had #2 yesterday ! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Nardo:

Great show today!
Avatar 5:37pm Lisboner Pascal (France):

Absolutely loved the Todd interview, not cos I actually heard it but because it pissed off the Accu haemorrhoid presenting himself above, warmly and reply. Keep this chatbox positive — great show Todd!! Tuned in lateful but grateful!
  5:37pm SeanG:

Kid Congo rocks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Franco Twinkie:

Todd, I had it confirmed to me recently, that he had a tape of me and Kid singing La La Means I Love you by The Dramatics in 1973.
Avatar 5:38pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Franco Twinkie: The story keeps getting better!
Avatar 5:38pm Lisboner Pascal (France):

Glad you got your jab @Ken, which one was it? My gf also received it this week, felt like a huge overwhelming win!!
Avatar 5:38pm Hoboken Jack:

When I look outside my window I see Stuntz staring at me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Squints:

The Delfonics. 'Twas the Delfonics who sang dat perticuler toon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Franco Twinkie:

Well, we've known each other our entire lifes.
  5:39pm Tim from LH:

@James: and a distillery right next to Ghosthawk!
Avatar 5:39pm Hoboken Jack:

Congrats HP Ken! The shot is not less effective if given through pants.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm listener 126464:

FMU please get my Franco Twinkie t-shirt in the mail pronto, please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Franco Twinkie:

Oh yeah, right you are Squints. Thanks!
Avatar 5:40pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Hoboken Jack: I'll see if I can get them to rush release "Pull The Shades Tight".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Squints:

I just wanted a chance to use my church janitor playing the organ voice from The Commitments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good deal, Rabbit! I got a Pfizer through CVS. Ahoy there, Jack! Fortunately, CVS was a pants-optional facility.
Avatar 5:41pm james from witches' corner:

hope rut's hut got their bathroom fixed. i had to pee behind the dumpster last time i was there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm spodiodi:

sounding great, Todd-o-Phonic Todd!
aloha, all and congrats, KenFHP and RevoRabbitN63!
Avatar 5:44pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@james from witches' corner: Station Manager Ken is on it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm spodiodi:

brave band covering this song by this band
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Franco Twinkie:

Hey Spodi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm spodiodi:

howdy, Franco!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm suzyhotrod:

what are the odds? I JUST got back on my bike to head home. And a dedicated song kicks off my ride. Thx Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm MonicaC:

Loved this show. Just what the dr ordered after a hellish week.
Avatar 5:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So - ! There are other Whofans in NewHampshuh...
Avatar 5:47pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@MonicaC: Sorry you had a crap week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Squints:

RRN63. Yeah. but only one or two. 8^)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm zivilars:

What a killer show ... Thank Godd for Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Franco, spodi, Ken!

Sounding great, Todd!
Avatar 5:50pm Ross T.:

Thank you sir!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Squints:

This Mysterians number could ABSOLUTELY be a Shondells song. I mean, it's not. But it sure could be.
  5:52pm MFlynn:

Thanks Todd. great show and a great conversation with Mr. James. I will order that box set tonight.
  5:53pm pp:

omg, the princely voizhun
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm DjLorraine:

Congrats KenHP and RevRabbit n Happy bday Hoboken Jack
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Joel:

Who's Better Than This. Tommy suggest, Todd plays.. POW POW POW
Avatar 5:53pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Squints: The Shondells also recorded "Do Something To Me"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm spodiodi:

howdy, Handy! keep that sunblock on ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Handy Haversack:

Crap dang it, all this enjoying nature and walking in sunshine really cut into my Todd time!

Thanks, Todd! Glad to have heard what I managed to hear.

Happy Vax Day, pals! And happy birthday again, Jack!!
  5:53pm stuntz:

Gold Soundz baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm MonicaC:

Thanks, Todd. @Todd-O-Phonic Todd. You know what helped me this week? That Human Beinz song you played awhile back: Dance On Through.
Avatar 5:54pm Hoboken Jack:

Are the Linda Lindas named after a song by Japan's The Blue Hearts? I hope so.
  5:54pm MFlynn:

Love this Prince cover too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Corey:

Thanks TOPT for the great selections and interview! Take care all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Squints:

Todd, I 'd like to say I knew that. But I fully believe it.
  5:55pm MFlynn:

Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Handy Haversack:

Wait, what day was the Rutt's Hut listening party?
  5:56pm Listener Bop Monroe:

Thank you for another great one Mr. TOPT.
be safe all.
Avatar 5:57pm Hoboken Jack:

Thanks TOPT, Ruth, Scott K, and thanks everybody for the bday love, really appreciated!! Fab show all around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm listener 126464:

Thanks Todd & crew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Todd!
Avatar 5:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

TY As Ever TopT !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm spodiodi:

thanks, Todd!
thanks, Ruth!
  6:00pm Tim from LH:

It might be a little cool to wear my People’s Champ boxing t shirt but I’ll be there at Ruth’s!
  6:01pm Tim from LH:

Rutts!
Avatar 6:02pm Rosey is Listening on 91.1 MHz:

Handy, Todd replied to me earlier with this: @Rosey is Listening on 91.1 MHz: Friday afternoon 2-4 p.m.. Would be great to see you there! Feel free to bring whomever you want, they have a huge parking lot!
  5:17pm dennis s:

Just streamed the T James interview which was great! He was my fave when I was a kid and I still have all of the Roulette albums. Kelly & Anne is on the Travelin' album.
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