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Options February 13, 2011: Joy in Repetition #2: (No) Satisfaction

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
The Rolling Stones  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options   London  1965  45    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Paul Revere & the Raiders  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Just Like Us!  Sundazed  1998  CD  From 1965  0:05:46 (Pop‑up)
Aretha Franklin  Satisfaction   Options Aretha Arrives  Rhino/Atlantic  1993  CD  From 1967  0:09:01 (Pop‑up)
The Strangeloves  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options I Want Candy: The Best of the Strangeloves  Epic/Legacy  1995  CD  From 1965  0:11:50 (Pop‑up)
Ted Heath and His Music  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options The Big Ones  London Phase 4  1969  LP    0:15:22 (Pop‑up)
Billy Preston  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options The Wildest Organ in Town!  Capitol  1966  MP3    0:19:18 (Pop‑up)
Otis Redding  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding  Rhino/Atlantic  1993  CD  Live, March 1967  0:21:56 (Pop‑up)
Manfred Mann  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Down the Road Apiece  EMI  2007  MP3    0:24:54 (Pop‑up)
Herbie Mann  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Mississippi Gambler  Atlantic  1973  LP    0:27:46 (Pop‑up)
Quincy Jones and His Orchestra  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Quincy Plays for Pussycats  Mercury  1965  MP3    0:34:34 (Pop‑up)
Bill Cosby  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Hooray for the Salvation Army Band!  Warner Brothers  1968  LP    0:36:53 (Pop‑up)
Phyllis Diller  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Golden Throats 2: More Celebrity Rock Oddities  Rhino  1991  CD  From 1970  0:39:27 (Pop‑up)
Sandy Nelson  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Drums a Go-Go  Liberty  1966  LP    0:42:17 (Pop‑up)
David McCallum  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Music-A Part of Me  Capitol  1966  LP    0:44:59 (Pop‑up)
Sandie Shaw  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options The Sandie Shaw Supplement  RPM  1993  CD  From 1968  0:47:30 (Pop‑up)
The Living Guitars  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Living Guitars Play Songs Made Famous by the Rolling Stones  RCA Camden  1971  LP    0:50:26 (Pop‑up)
Mary Wells  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Two Sides of Mary Wells  Atco  1966  MP3    0:53:20 (Pop‑up)
The Supremes  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Let the Music Play: Supreme Rarities: Motown Lost and Found  Hip-O Select  2008  CD    0:57:15 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Smith  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Got My Mojo Workin'  Verve  1965  LP    1:00:29 (Pop‑up)
Mongo Santamaria  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Hey! Let's Party!  Columbia  1967  LP    1:04:53 (Pop‑up)
The Oscar Peterson Trio  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Reunion Blues  MPS  1971  MP3    1:08:37 (Pop‑up)
The Ventures  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Ventures a Go-Go  Dolton  1965  MP3    1:12:44 (Pop‑up)
Gary McFarland  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Sketch for Summer  El  2008  CD    1:14:54 (Pop‑up)
The Swingin' Medallions  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)  Smash  1966  LP    1:17:07 (Pop‑up)
Blue Cheer  Satisfaction   Options Outside Inside  Akarma  1999  CD  From 1968  1:20:00 (Pop‑up)
Mountain  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Avalanche  Windfall/Columbia  1974  LP    1:24:52 (Pop‑up)
Träd Gras och Stenar  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Träd Gras och Stenar  Silence  1970  CD-R    1:30:11 (Pop‑up)
The Troggs  Satisfaction   Options Athens, Georgia and Beyond  Music Club  1996  CD  From 1975  1:41:10 (Pop‑up)
Jonathan King  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Bubblerock Is Here to Stay  UK  1972  LP    1:46:40 (Pop‑up)
Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Bongo Rock: The Story of the Incredible Bongo Band  Strut  2001  CD-R    1:50:09 (Pop‑up)
Ken Boothe  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Freedom Street  Culture Press  2002  MP3  From 1970  1:54:09 (Pop‑up)
Television  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco 6/29/78  Rhino Handmade  2003  CD    1:57:24 (Pop‑up)
Rocket from the Tombs  Satisfaction   Options The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs  Smog Veil  2002  CD  From 1975  2:01:55 (Pop‑up)
DEVO  Satisfaction   Options Hard Core DEVO Vol. 1 74-77  Rykodisc  1990  CD    2:02:35 (Pop‑up)
DEVO  Satisfaction   Options E-Z Listening Disc  Rykodisc  1987  CD    2:05:14 (Pop‑up)
The Residents  Satisfaction   Options The Third Reich 'N' Roll  Cryptic Corporation/ESD  1987  CD  From 1976  2:09:23 (Pop‑up)
Modern Art Studio  Satisfaccion   Options   MId-America Sound  1980  MP3    2:13:59 (Pop‑up)
Gloria Trevi  Satisfecha   Options Qué Hago Aqui?  Sony Latin  2003  CD  From 1989  2:18:09 (Pop‑up)
Lax  Satisfaction   Options   Striped Horse  1987  45    2:22:50 (Pop‑up)
Tania Maria  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Bela Vista  Blue Note  1990  Cassette    2:26:37 (Pop‑up)
American Soul Spiders  Satisfaction   Options Tales from Estrus Vol. II  Estrus  1992  EP    2:32:11 (Pop‑up)
PJ Harvey and Bjork  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Run For Cover: HotRod's 2008 DJ Premium  WFMU  2008  CD-R    2:35:34 (Pop‑up)
Cat Power  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options The Covers Record  Matador  2000  CD    2:39:22 (Pop‑up)
Guitar Wolf  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options Planet of the Wolves  Matador  1997  CD    2:42:23 (Pop‑up)
PIzzicato Five  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options The Band of 20th Century: Sony Music Years 1986-1990  Sony Japan  2004  CD  From 1989  2:45:52 (Pop‑up)
Miyuki Hatakeyama and Saigenji  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But We Like It)  EMI Music Japan  2003  CD    2:49:28 (Pop‑up)
Donzelli's Group  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options   No Label  ?  MP3    2:54:20 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  12:09am coalhard:

this show is like going to a head shop--except the black light posters are projected right into the mind
  12:11am cheri:

happy valentines day joe,,joe if you brought the cake cd tonight could you please play it?? ty and i got satisfaction..
  12:13am listener james from westwood:

can the devo cover be far behind?
  12:14am dave:

((We Can Haz Some (I Can't Get No)) Satisfaction
  12:19am Parq:

Have you thought about suing?
  12:22am coalhard:

a man in japan has the best lava lamp ever--after volcano on shinmoedake peak erupted through wall
  12:24am noah:

oh and then there's that movie with Justine Bateman called Satisfaction. I dare you to dig that one out.
  12:35am coalhard:

hosni mubarak can't get no satisfaction either--hehe
  12:41am coalhard:

it is 7:41 am in egypt--a whole new audience just opened up
  12:42am cheri:

ok joe i think we get it ,,you can't no satisfaction ,,i'm sorry,,
  12:43am Parq:

This was all just a set-up to play the Diller, I'm guessing.
  12:46am coalhard:

ah democracy--we love you!
  12:46am mark:

Where's Dangerfield's version?
  12:46am Rory:

Holyshit! so many versions of this song. Keep it up.
  12:49am Chris:

This isn't a playlist, it's a death march! Wonderfully...unique theme tonight, Joe!
  12:50am Rory:

Someone tell Mick Jagger that WFMU is playing his song over and over again lol.
  12:52am Parq:

Rory - and Mick gets 36¢ per play!
  12:53am coalhard:

mick is proabably with charlie sheen right now getting a blood transfusion
  12:55am coalhard:

actually mick is a straight guy--good head on sholdiers
  12:56am Rory:

Maybe this will get him to make a pledge lol
  12:56am Victoria:

Brilliant!! Keep it up.
  12:58am Rory:

Are you kidding coalhard. The Rolling Stones have been battling drug addiction since the sixties.
  12:59am coalhard:

now keith is a different story--even charlie hides under bed when he comes around
  1:00am dave:

Not Mick, Rory. Little-known fact: he was one of the first straightedge punks. If you look closely in the Altamont footage in "Gimme Shelter", you can see the "X" on his hand.
  1:03am Parq:

Rock on, Joe.
  1:06am Rory:

I saw the rolling stones live in 2006. Mic Jagger looks like he could still rock for like another 15 years! He does look waaay better than Keith.
  1:08am coalhard:

but only one of them will live into old age--well older age
  1:10am dave:

one thing you get from these versions is just how much TAMER all of them sound than the original. say what you want about the rolling stones, they could bring pissed-off in bucketloads.
  1:12am Victoria:

Nah, the Strangeloves and Manfred Mann versions stand up the original.
  1:14am dave:

the strangeloves cover gets closest of the ones i've heard so far, but i don't think it or the manfred mann one really has the bite of the original.
  1:15am dave:

(and the strangeloves and paul revere ones only seem to approach the original 'cause they're pretty straight covers, i think)
  1:15am coalhard:

i hope all these songs don't cause an imbalence in the solar system--my chair is moving a bit
  1:17am Victoria:

The riff is just so damn insidious.
  1:18am Matt from Springfield:

Yes Joe, you finally got a theme show going!
  1:19am mike:

This is the only riff, with my very basic guitar skills, that I can play...
  1:20am Matt from Springfield:

Like Listener James above I'm waiting for the Devo version--really great in "Casino"!
  1:21am Matt from Springfield:

From "Golden Throats", Phyllis Diller's cover/stand-up routine!
  1:23am coalhard:

i'm afraid a black hole will form and swallow us between two giant lips
  1:25am dave:

wow, never heard the blue cheer version. it's good.
  1:25am fleep:

Actually, a moderate amount of satisfaction was probably within the grasp of all these people.
  1:26am Matt from Springfield:

Who's next? Tom Jones! Or Rolf Harris, maybe?!
@dave: Blue Cheer should get more airplay in general, they were smokin'!
  1:26am Rory:

I wonder if the stooges did a cover of this?
  1:28am Matt from Springfield:

@fleep: That is true, if they just stopped, took a breather and looked at what's REALLY important. Then they could sing "(I'm not currently getting any) Satisfaction, (but with the right mindset I'm sure I can achieve satisfaction with what I currently have)"
  1:28am Victoria:

Yeah, the Blue Cheer version was awesome!
  1:31am dave:

"(As a well-paid professional musician, I have the financial and social liberty to feign a lack of) Satisfaction"
  1:36am dave:

also, this träd gras och stenar thing is awesome.
  1:38am coalhard:

re-invent--is the key word dave--hang in there!!!
  1:38am Rory:

Keith Richards was no Jimi Hendrix but, he could up with some really good riffs.
  1:40am Matt from Springfield:

Has anyone heard the original demo tape Keith made of the Satisfaction-riff so he could remember it? The story goes he dreamt it while on tour in a hotel room, woke up, recorded it on a reel-to-reel, and promptly fell back asleep, with snoring on the tape!
  1:41am Victoria:

Yea, reinvent coalhard...you got it.
  1:41am dave:

oh, i love the reinventions. i didn't mean i thought the covers were worse 'cause they mostly didn't have the bite of the original. i just think one of the great things about the rolling stones is the threatening undercurrent of a lot of their best stuff.
  1:42am coalhard:

where in the hell is bill nye the science guy when you need him
  1:42am Victoria:

dream riff
  1:44am Matt from Springfield:

Wooooo! Go Träd Gras och Stenar! (flicks lighter)
  1:46am dave:

seems like the original bassist from träd gräss och stenar died recently, so that was a nice little memorial, too.
  1:47am coalhard:

room on comments is going to run out way before show is over--i'm going to curb thoughts--but everyone please continue!!!
  1:49am fleep:

I always bring along a little plastic bag in case I have to curb my thoughts.
  1:52am coalhard:

love ya fleep--funny!!
  1:54am Matt from Springfield:

I think I've heard that Jonathan King version before--early 70s UK glam is a hobby of mine.
  1:55am fleep:

  1:55am Matt from Springfield:

@CH: They say we've already hit "peak comments", comments from here on out will be increasingly more expensive and lower quality.
  1:57am dave:

on the bright side, the arrival of Peak Comments means society will be motivated to pursue more efficient and healthier means of radio-program commentary.
  2:00am dave:

the mic breaks could not be more perfect.
  2:01am fleep:

I can't get no music commentary
  2:01am Matt from Springfield:

Television! "Who needs TV when I got--Television."
  2:02am Matt from Springfield:

@dave: Yes indeed!
But so unenthusiastic, no commenting on the playlist, Joe makes it seem like he's doing this because he lost a bet or something!
  2:04am Victoria:

Okay we're up to 1978, can't wait to see what's next!
  2:04am Confused Listener:

I thought all WFMU shows are done because of lost bets...
  2:05am Matt from Springfield:

Yes! DEVO! I robot dance in my Satisfaction!
  2:06am lauren berry:

joe mcgasko! i missed you last week!
  2:07am Sea Weasel 457:

DEVO! Best version!
  2:07am Matt from Springfield:

Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby...
  2:08am lauren berry:

i'm gonna try to be there during marathon times but it coincides with midterms :(
  2:14am Matt from Springfield:

The Residents: an art collective known for avant-garde "deconstructions of Western popular music"--call it what you will, this is incredibly "ahead" metal for '76! That's the spirit!
  2:14am Victoria:

Always liked the Devo version better than the Residents version. Wonder if they knew about each other's versions at the time.
  2:16am coalhard:

being branded a looser is no way to go through life @lauren--be here!!
  2:20am Brian in UK:

Good morning Joe from dull UK, if it is you. Just read 'Life'? Caused me to buy the record of 'Talk is Cheap' after reading it. It's got some good grooves, surprising! Makes the new pup bark at the record player!!
  2:26am Matt from Springfield:

Really different version with 80s R&B Lax!
  2:32am dave:

i'm trying to figure out if there's some general statement you can make about the covers that leave the "(I Can't Get No)" out of the title, but I got nothing.
  2:40am fleep:

I honestly believe Bjork cannot attain satisfaction.
  2:41am Still Waiting:

What, no Cat Power?
  2:42am Still Waiting:

  2:59am Matt from Springfield:

Great show Joe! Now all you have to do is all the OTHER theme shows we've talked about! I enjoy something out of the ordinary (like this) occasionally, but I hope you'll do a Single File next week!
  3:00am fleep:

A feat, a stunt, a bet, a dare, a statement, an odyssey, whatever this was, thanks Joe.
  3:01am Matt from Springfield:

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone here as well!
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