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Options June 3, 2012: Crack in the Skillet

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Plastic Bertrand  Wha! Wha! (Je Suis Un Chien, Nous Sommes Des Chiens, Vous Etes Des Chiens)   Options AN1  Hot Shot  2012  CD  From 1977  *  
Cornershop  Dedicated   Options Urban Turban - The Singhles Club  Ample Play  2012  CD    *  
S.P. Balasubramaniam & S. Janaki  Chinna Veedu   Options Fire Star: Synth-Pop & Electro-Funk From Tamil Films 1985-89  Bombay Connection  2012  CD  From 1985  *  
Barış Manço  Gülme Ha Gülme   Options Sakla Samani, Gelir Zamani  Guerssen  2012  CD  From 1976  *  
Sir Richard Bishop  Dance of the Cedars   Options Intermezzo  Editions Mego  2011  CD    *  
Tina Louise  Tonight Is the Night   Options It's Time for Tina  Tainted  1998  CD  From 1957   
The Monochrome Set  I'm Happy to Be Here   Options Platinum Coils  Disquo Bleu  2012  CD    *  
The Parlour Suite  Like Things Were Usual   Options Everyone's Looking  The Parlour Suite  2012  CD    *  
Benjamin Biolay and Chiara Mastroianni  Têtes à claques   Options Double Trouble: Trouble's 2012 WFMU Marathon Premium  WFMU  2012  CD-R  From 2005  *  
Satin Bells  Come C'mon   Options Le Beat Bespoke 5  Circle  2012  CD  From 1969  *  
Lee Hazlewood  No Train to Stockholm   Options The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1966-71)  Light in the Attic  2012  CD    *  
Monica Zetterlund  Med andra ord   Options Don't Dream of Anybody But Me  Él  2012  CD  From 1960  *  
The Cardigans  After All   Options The Other Side of the Moon  Stockholm  1997  MP3     
ABBA  Watch Out   Options Waterloo  Polar/Polydor  2001  CD  From 1974   
Nashville Train  Waterloo   Options Nashville Train Presents "ABBA Our Way"  RCA  1978  LP     
The Louvin Brothers  Don't Laugh   Options When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of The Louvin Brothers  Razor & Tie  1995  CD  From 1955   
  Reading from "Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers" #1
Hank Williams  Please Don't Let Me Love You   Options Alone with His Guitar  Mercury  2000  CD     
Waylon Jennings  Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?   Options Dreaming My Dreams  RCA  1975  LP     
The Louvin Brothers  The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea   Options Satan Is Real  Capitol Nashville  1996  CD  From 1959   
  Reading from "Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers" #2
The Louvin Brothers  In the Pines   Options When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of The Louvin Brothers  Razor & Tie  1995  CD  From 1956   
  Single File: a bunch of random 45s in a row
The Intruders  (Love Is Like a) Baseball Game   Options   Gamble  1968  45     
Electric Playground Orchestra  Apache   Options   Attic  1976  45     
The Royal Showband Waterford  I Ran All the Way Home   Options   Tower  1965  45     
Reuben Howell  Rings   Options   Motown  1974  45     
Grace Jones  Breakdown (edit)   Options   Island  1980  45     
Gloria Jones  Get It On   Options   EMI  1976  45     
Johnny Osbourne  Lend Me the Sixteen   Options   Studio 1  1982  45     
Fantastic Four  As Long As I Live (I Live for You)   Options   Ric Tic  1967  45     
Steve Martin  Grandmother's Song   Options   Warner Brothers  1977  45     
Hilton Felton  Tell Her Love Has Felt the Need   Options The Best of Hilton Felton 1970-74  Jazzman  2012  CD    *  
Gil Scott-Heron  Winter in America (solo version)   Options Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974  Light in the Attic  2012  CD  From 1978  *  
Jeanie Greene  Don't Make Me Hate Loving You   Options The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973  Kent/Ace  2011  CD  From 1966   
John Doe and Exene Cervenka  It Just Dawned on Me   Options Singing and Playing  Moonlight Graham  2012  CD    *  
The Lonesome Sisters  Ooh Song   Options Deep Water  Tin Halo Music  2012  CD    *  
William Tyler  Naked Ladies and Electric Ragtime   Options Oh Michael, Look What You've Done: Friends Play Michael Chapman  Tompkins Square  2012  CD    *  
Michael Chapman  Indian Queens   Options Dangerous When Sober: A Potted History of Michael Chapman 1966-1980  Castle Music  2004  CD  From 1969, live   
Richard Youngs  I Feel Like a Tree   Options The Finest Tree I Ever Did See: Daniel Blumin's 2012 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2012  7"    *  
Air  Lava   Options Le Voyage Dans La Lune  Astralwerks  2011  CD     
Cleaners from Venus  Marilyn on a Train   Options Blow Away Your Troubles  Captured Tracks  2012  CD  From 1981  *  
Prefab Sprout  Blueberry Pies   Options Steve McQueen  Sony Legacy  2007  CD  From 1985   
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band  Anthem   Options The Impossible Dream  Vertigo  1974  LP     

Listener comments!

  12:06am G:

Intro loop ends :-)
  12:06am 12539:

Je ne suis pas un chien!
  12:07am G:

All men are chiens
Avatar 12:07am Joe McG:

Sorry about that, guys. Signal from Spain went kerplunk, we tried to recover, it didn't come back. Me now!
  12:13am George of Troy:

Nice start to the show, Joe!
  12:13am miss cheri:

hi there joe---how was your holiday weekend last week? ohh btw could you please play this bee gees tune "run to me"? i just love that tune,, thnx joe!!
Avatar 12:15am Joe McG:

Hey, George! Hey, Cheri!
  12:18am miss cheri:

joe do you have that bee gees tune tonight??
  12:19am Sign:

No poking the DJs
Avatar 12:20am Joe McG:

I've been poked!
  12:21am Sign:

I bet he's ticklish, too :P
Avatar 12:22am Joe McG:

Left of the navel, backs of the knees.
  12:23am Sign:

*That* was a mistake. Next thing you know, Ken will be doing it for discipline as needed.
  12:24am chris m.:

is this TBA?
Avatar 12:25am Joe McG:

For some folks around here, that's Dream Come True time. I'm not naming names!
  12:25am Sign:

tee hee
Avatar 12:25am Joe McG:

@chris m: This is TCB.
  12:26am miss cheri:

joe ty for thinking of me tonight!!
  12:27am chris m.:

Joe: it's so nice that you're Back In The Saddle Again by Aerosmith! i'll see you soon!
Avatar 12:28am Joe McG:

I've played that song! But not tonight. No Bee Gees, either. Too sad.
  12:32am miss cheri:

no problem joe,, how about some elton john,,tiny dancer?
  12:32am chris m.:

maybe you're Back In Black by AC/DC
  12:34am Sign:

Please place requests in the box, then slam the lid on your fingers :)
Avatar 12:38am Joe McG:

@cheri: Sorry, Cheri, not much in a request mood tonight. You'll have to suffer through my selections.
  12:40am chris m.:

i'm not making requests, i'm just asking what kind of back Joe is in.

but i would love to hear tiny dancer right now.
Avatar 12:41am Joe McG:

@chris: I hope you'll play it later.
  12:41am Sign:

troublemaker :)
Avatar 12:44am Joe McG:

Tune in at 3, everyone: AC/DC and Elton John tribute show!
  12:45am Sign:

Set your alarm, cheri :)
  12:46am 12539:

That's sounds imaginary, Joe.
Avatar 12:49am Joe McG:

No, not at all! "I'm Still Standing" should be coming up around 3:45.
  12:50am clarke:

hey, how come no mention of Hazlewood in that new Wrecking Crew book -- not one???
Avatar 12:52am Joe McG:

Seriously? I haven't read it yet but really want to. Poor Lee. No respect!
  12:53am clarke:

yeah, i am thinking he pissed off the author?? ha ha. i really enjoyed the book on a certain level, yet....i have complaints, haha.
  12:54am clarke:

to my understanding: hazlewood put together a LOT of those Wrecking Crew guys (BEFORE spector)
  12:54am miss cheri:

well joe i have to split now,, but i'll be listening ALL NIGHT!!! thnx for your company! night all
Avatar 12:55am Joe McG:

@clarke: Now, Lee Hazlewood's a guy who I wish had written a tell-all autobiography.
  12:56am clarke:

don't get me wrong - the book is a GREAT read - and i know you will enjoy it...
  12:57am clarke:

i just read a killer interview with lee --- but i can't remember WHERE...will have to think =- but there is such nice music on - i can't think, ha ha.
  12:58am clarke:

don't want to give too much away about Wrecking Crew book: but author spends a LOT of time explaining the music business, unecessarily - like does Rubber Soul have to be 'explained'??
Avatar 12:59am Joe McG:

Thanks, clarke, appreciate the "nice music" comment!
  1:00am clarke:

i often listen to your show -- but, us musician types hardly EVER get a saturday night off to weigh in on the comments!!
  1:01am clarke:

thank goodness and 'fmu for Archives
  1:01am miss cheri:

love ya joe,,see you next weekend...
  1:02am G:

I think this won the Nashville Eurovision contest :-)
Avatar 1:04am Joe McG:

@G: It almost lost to Nana Masskouri's version of "Wabash Cannonball."
  1:05am david:

howdy joe and others. glad i stayed tuned after primavera.
  1:08am clarke:

hey david - did you hear that interview with the dutch guy that won the 'fmu tix to the fest??
  1:09am clarke:

high- lariious!!!
  1:09am miss cheri:

i hope you have a terrific week..joe
Avatar 1:14am Joe McG:

Hey, David!
  1:17am Fiveash:

Got home just in time to hear you reading from the Charlie Louvin tome! Nicely done, Joe. Additionally, I could listen to nothing but Hank demos for the rest of my life and be OK with it.
  1:17am clarke:

my favorite waylon tune!!
Avatar 1:18am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt! I might read one more bit yet. It's a great book. I'm with you on the Hank demos!
  1:19am clarke:

yeah, nice reading - i gotta read that book!!
  1:25am G:

Dude's brutal :-)
  1:26am Fiveash:

The Louvins were successful enough, but had the Satan Is Real cover shoot caught their hair on fire they might have been bigger than Michael Jackson. But that's show biz...
  1:27am Julie:

I'm late..what are we reading?
  1:28am G:

Louvin memoirs, Julie
  1:28am Julie:

I heard the name Ira I was like this CAN'T be The yo la tengo book
Avatar 1:29am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha ha!
  1:34am david:

intruders love it
  1:35am miss cheri:

hiya julie,, what's happening? sorry i did'nt have any time to e-mail you my nancy sinatra list i was busy all week long =(
  1:35am Fiveash:

Julie- ha! Can't wait for the equally violent Neil Kaplan memoir.
  1:37am Julie:

So I won't ask Ira how his bullets are then?
  1:38am Skillet:

Yo la kabongo
  1:38am Matt from Springfield:

Oh WOW! Joe is on tonight! Glad I caught Single File!
How ya doing, Joe! Everybody!
  1:39am david:

reminded me of the season finale of fringe
  1:40am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Julie, Fiveash, G, david!
  1:40am G:

You're up late!
  1:41am miss cheri:

julie --maybe i'll have time to do it sometime later this week. night joe & julie!!
  1:41am Matt from Springfield:

@G: I'm FREQUENTLY up late! Rather I should accuse you of being up late! ;)
  1:42am Brian in UK:

Mornin' Joe. Apache is proving popular. Faye played the original the other day. The Shadows' Hank Marvin was the Hank in Neil Youngs 'Hank to Hendrix' song.
  1:42am G:

My bad!
  1:43am Matt from Springfield:

Still, awesome to catch you on Surface Noise, G!
Avatar 1:43am Joe McG:

@Brian: Hey, Brian! Insider's Tip: Faye collects versions of "Apache" (don't know if she has this one)
Avatar 1:44am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt from Springfield! Forgot to say hello earlier.
  1:46am G:

Which version of "Rings" was on the radio a lot in the early 70s? This one? There were several versions...
  1:46am Brian in UK:

Yes Joe she said that she used to play them on college raydeeo. My favourite Shads title is 'The Rise & Fall of Flingel Bunt' Hope I got that right.
Avatar 1:47am Joe McG:

@G: I think it was by a group called Cymarron or something like that. This one's weird 'cause it's on Motown.
  1:47am Matt from Springfield:

@Joe: No prob, you're busy spinning short platters! I didn't realize that people collected versions of "Apache", let alone Faye. I am somehow much happier as a result of learning this.
  1:48am Brian in UK:

Hank Marvins name is Brian if your are interested MfS.
Avatar 1:50am Joe McG:

@Brian: I love that Hank Marvin solo album from 1969 or so.
  1:50am G:

Joe's right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymarron

Cymarron's version got to 17 in 1971. The version Joe just played was released in 1974, as was a version by Lobo (whose big hit was "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" in 1971)...
  1:50am Brian in UK:

Was Gloria driving when Bolan hit the tree?
  1:51am G:

meow! :-)
Avatar 1:52am Joe McG:

@Brian: She was, I think. Hurt bad, but only he died.
Avatar 1:56am Joe McG:

Does anybody know offhand what riddim was used on the Johnny Osbourne record? It's so familiar that it's driving me crazy.
  1:58am Matt from Springfield:

Oooh, Steve Martin.
  1:58am Brian in UK:

Love it Joe playing singles, commenting all at two in the morning. Octopus Man!!
I was thinking of some Culture tracks. Two Sevens Clash maybe.
  1:59am Matt from Springfield:

I'm pompous, obese, and eat cactus!
And I'm going to a yawning festival tomorrow!!
  2:01am Fiveash:

Joe- The original instrumental is Real Rock by the Sound Dimension (Studio One house band), I think. The best known version is probably Armagideon Time by Willie Williams.
  2:02am Fiveash:

And I'm with you on the possibly pernicious influence of Steve Martin records as a youth.
  2:04am Matt from Springfield:

Ah, "Lend Me The Sixteen" meant 16 tracks to record. Thanks Joe!
Thanks Fiveash too, that's a good catch!
  2:08am Matt from Springfield:

Hoooooray Hooray! PSA!
  2:09am Brian in UK:

Showbands were based in Ireland. Waterford being famous for crystal glass. Confused by the 'Royal'.
Please do not mention the Queens Jubilee.
God save the Ween.
  2:09am Jerseyite:

Yo, hack dis sack!
  2:09am Matt from Springfield:

For Hacken's Sake!!!
  2:10am Michael Grant:

hiiii i lahv you
  2:11am Michael Grant:

hi i love you
  2:11am Matt from Springfield:

Don't forget Trebuchet MS, or Book Antiqua.
Avatar 2:12am Joe McG:

I loves to be loved.
  2:13am Michael Grant:

c'est bon! im in a lovely/loving mood at 2 in the morning
  2:13am Fiveash:

Joe, it's a rare treat to hear the show live. Normally on Saturday nights I work till Christ o'clock. This is my way of telling you that next week you're on your own when it comes to arcane rocksteady trivia...
Avatar 2:14am Joe McG:

@Fiveash: Bummer! I wish I had your beeper for dumb questions.
  2:15am Beeper:

Sorry, I've been donated to the Obsolete Technology Museum.
Avatar 2:19am Joe McG:

What are you gonna do, I'm an Old Man.
  2:19am Matt from Springfield:

Good ol' GSH!
In fact, you played a tribute to him right after last year's Primavera, RIP since May 27 last year.
Avatar 2:20am Joe McG:

Wow, Matt, thanks for reminding me! I totally forgot that! A whole year already.
  2:29am Brian in UK:

Was that Marlin on harmonies?
  2:30am Matt from Springfield:

And thanks for this John Doe/Exene Cervenka, new release, so it just dawned on me (and no doubt others) as well!
Avatar 2:32am Joe McG:

@Brian: I don't see hubby Marlin listed, but who knows? It was just a demo! What a good one. @Matt: You're welcome! Nice to hear them singing together and I like that song.
  2:34am Matt from Springfield:

"Electric ragtime" is a good description as any of this tune. The quirky, instrumental folk nature of it reminds me of an unreleased demo as a bonus track on a 60s/70s band's deluxe reissue.
Avatar 2:37am Joe McG:

That sounds like a new genre, Matt!
  2:38am Matt from Springfield:

I will work on telekinetically creating it, whether the record industry likes it or not!!
Avatar 2:54am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everyone! Hope you all have a great week. See you next time.
  2:57am Brian in UK:

  2:58am Matt from Springfield:

Great anthem. And thanks Joe, hear you next time as well!
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