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Options January 14, 2012: Way Downtown

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Artist Track
Avengers VI, The  Downtown   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Ring, Ring   Options
Big Bill Lister  Why Don't You Haul Off & Love Me?   Options
Ramon Cordero  Que Grande Es El Amor   Options
Steve Miller Band  True Fine Love   Options
Vyt & The World  Why Do I Cry?   Options
Robert Gordon  Flying Saucer Rock 'n' Roll   Options
Little Milton  Ain't No Big Deal On You   Options
Hoodoo Gurus  Waking Up Tired   Options
Dean & Marc  With Tears In My Eyes   Options
Kenny Vaughan  Country Music Got A Hold On Me   Options
Swamp Dogg  The Other Man   Options
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra  Get Rhythm In Your Feet & Music In Your Soul   Options
Bucky  Band Of Gold   Options
Johnny Niles  Wig Job   Options
Grady Martin and the Slewfoot Five  Pork Chop Stomp   Options
Barbara Lynn  Club A G-Go   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Smash You   Options
Small Faces  Hey Girl   Options
Onie Wheeler  Going Back To The City   Options
Dells, The  It's Not Unusual   Options
Ernestine Anderson  Continental Mind   Options
Mike Viola  Strawberry Blonde   Options
Rip Chords, The  Summer USA   Options
Wayne Moore  Guitar Pickin' Man   Options
Lee Dorsey  Candy Yam   Options
Sam Phillips  Baby I Can't Please You   Options
Ian and the Zodiacs  It's a Crying Shame   Options
Tibby Edwards  There Ain't No better Time   Options
Willie Mitchell  Hawaii 5-0   Options
Silvertones, The  Teardrops Will Fall   Options
Leopards, The  I Wonder If I'll Ever See You Again   Options
Jackie DeShannon  Dream Boy   Options
Johnny Bond  How To Succeed With Girls Without Halfway Trying   Options
Spencer Wiggins  Soul City U.S.A.   Options
BMX Bandits  Serious Drugs (single version)   Options
Monkees, The  Tapioca Tundra   Options
Justin Tubb  Somebody Ughed On You   Options
Billy Watkins  Beverly   Options
Mike Doughty  Country Roads   Options
Heartbreakers  All By Myself   Options
A MINUTE WITH  Scott Schinder   Options
Stan Freberg  "Goldnoodle" Prince Noodle Commercial   Options
Anonymous Person from the Apology Line Cassette  I Killed A Man   Options
Anonymous Person from the Apology Line Cassette  I Seal Money   Options
Anonymous Person from the Apology Line Cassette  I Had An Affair   Options
Anonymous Person from the Apology Line Cassette  Apology To Myself   Options

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Listener comments!

  11:20am glenn:

i want to like steve miller, i really do. now jerry miller, i like.
  11:36am mrmucho:

this is my fav Swamp Dogg track. the rhythm section smokes on this.
  11:38am Parq:

"Just like Hertz, I gotta be first"?
  11:43am Jim B:

Michael, noticed that the Benny Goodman piece contained the phrase "rock and roll", & wondered what year it was released.
  11:43am ChooChoo - ATL:

Thanks mucho for Bucky's cover of "Band of Gold!" Exceptionally wonderful.
  11:54am Jim B:

To answer my own question, July 1935.

  11:56am paul:

Was the Band of Gold mystery ever solved?
  11:58am Michael:

I did email Freeda Payne's manager - trying to get her on the show...
  11:58am paul:

That would be great!
  12:14pm ChooChoo - ATL:

@paul. - I asked my wife, who used to sing the song at the top of her voice washing dishes along with her sisters. Her take is pretty straightforward: He left Her and the only thing that remains is a wedding ring, the Band of Gold. -- I remember this being discussed here, but can't remember the controversy / discussion.
  12:15pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

Hi Michael, loving the great sounds you are playing
  12:19pm J:

Oklahoma loves you...
  12:32pm Elias:

Dude is revealing all my secrets! Curse you Johnny Bond!
  12:33pm Peter K.:

The "secret" of "Band of Gold," if that's what it is, is that it's a song about impotence. Her husband left her because he couldn't satisfy her. The key line is when she says she wants him to come back "and love me like you TRIED before." End of story.
  12:34pm Zombiehamster:

Providing the perfect soundtrack for a Saturday evening. ^_^
  12:35pm glenn:

geez. now cialis is gonna use it in a commercial. thanks a lot, peter.
  12:35pm Sal:

Peter - your opinion
  12:36pm Peter:

For "Serious Drugs".. thanks, Michael.
  12:40pm Elias:

No, no, no. Band of Gold is a Tolkien thing. Everyone knows that.
  12:42pm Peter K.:

Sal - many people's opinion, actually, although admittedly not everyone's. Some say that SHE was the one who couldn't perform (because she was a virgin?). Others suggest that her husband is gay, although I think that's a stretch. What's indisputable is that SOMETHING happened on their honeymoon that resulted in their sleeping in separate rooms, and that he only "tired" to love her that night. The rest is, admittedly, open to interpretation.
  12:48pm Elias:

I said it's a Tolkien thing. Don't make me send Gollum up there! I'll do it!
  12:48pm ChooChoo - ATL:

@PeterK: Thanks for the point of view.
  12:52pm Lori at Little Cricket:

Tapioca Tundra....what a wonderful treat!!
  12:55pm ChooChoo - ATL:

"Band of Gold:" perhaps not so much a controversy than graduate thesis for someone.
  12:57pm moose:

(i always assumed the husband in band of gold was gay)
  5:24pm Joan:

  1:47pm Robbie:

I saw Mike Nesmith do a rare solo performance at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA (outside of DC) in 1992. The only Monkees song he sang was "Tapioca Tundra". I requested "Circle Sky" but he said he could not remember it.
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