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Options May 14, 2015: Let's Get It Wrong

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Pete Drake  Welcome to My World   Options Talking Steel & Singing Strings  Smash  1964  LP      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ennio Morricone  Veni Sancte Spiritus   Options Il Sorriso del Grande Tentatore - Colonna sonra originale del film  The Omni Recording Corporation  2015  LP  From 1974  *   0:05:06 (Pop‑up)
Antón García Abril with Edda Dell'Orso  4...3...2...1...Morte   Options ¡Chicas! Spanish Female Singers Vol. 2 1963-1978  VampiSoul  2015  CD  From 1967  *   0:13:15 (Pop‑up)
Gabriel Dalar  39° de Fièvre   Options Vive Le Rock 'n' Roll: The Unruly World of French Rock 'n' Roll, 1956-1962  RPM  2015  CD  From 1958  *   0:15:50 (Pop‑up)
Isabella Iannetti  Un Amore Inutile   Options Ciao Bella! Italian Girl Singers of the 60s  Ace International  2015  CD  From 1968  *   0:19:09 (Pop‑up)
Elisa Gabbai  Winter in Canada   Options You Rang? - Maria's 2010 WFMU Marathon Premium  WFMU  2010  CD-R  From 1966    0:21:18 (Pop‑up)
Mina  Amor Mio   Options Mina  PDU  1971  LP      0:24:45 (Pop‑up)
Ryley Walker  Primrose Green   Options Primrose Green  Dead Oceans  2015  CD  Here at Monty Hall tonight!  *   0:38:21 (Pop‑up)
Mac McCaughan  Lost Again   Options Non-Believers  Merge  2015  CD  Here tonight at Monty Hall!  *   0:41:52 (Pop‑up)
Bouquet  Falling   Options In a Dream  Ulrike/Folktale  2015  CD    *   0:45:43 (Pop‑up)
The Colourfield  Things Could Be Beautiful   Options The Colourfield  Chrysalis  1986  EP      0:49:39 (Pop‑up)
The Monochrome Set  Fantasy Creatures   Options Spaces Everywhere  Tapete  2015  CD    *   0:53:19 (Pop‑up)
The Jazz Butcher  Get It Wrong   Options Fishcotheque  Relativity  1988  LP      0:55:45 (Pop‑up)
The Smiths  The Draize Train   Options 12" single  Sire  1986  12"      1:00:03 (Pop‑up)
The Lions  The Magnificent Dance   Options Soul Riot  Stones Throw  2015  CD    *   1:04:56 (Pop‑up)
Ben Vaughn  Enfermo   Options Instrumental Stylings  Bar None  1994  CD      1:10:00 (Pop‑up)
Michael Shelley  John Lee PhD   Options Jimmy's Corner  Confidential  2015  CD    *   1:12:41 (Pop‑up)
Michael Shelley  The Dog   Options Jimmy's Corner  Confidential  2015  CD    *   1:13:58 (Pop‑up)
Michael Shelley  Zing Zing   Options Jimmy's Corner  Confidential  2015  CD    *   1:15:51 (Pop‑up)
Michael Shelley  Jimmy's Corner   Options Jimmy's Corner  Confidential  2015  CD    *   1:17:32 (Pop‑up)
Michael Shelley  If Bones Could Talk   Options Jimmy's Corner  Confidential  2015  CD    *   1:19:19 (Pop‑up)
The Cactus Blossoms  If I Can't Win   Options unreleased  No Label  2015  MP3  live on Michael Shelley's show a little while ago  *   1:20:29 (Pop‑up)
Alex Chilton  She Might Look My Way   Options Ocean Club '77  Norton  2015  LP    *   1:23:32 (Pop‑up)
Suzie Quatro  You Can Make Me Want You   Options The Girl from Detroit City  Cherry Red  2014  CD  From 1975  *   1:26:08 (Pop‑up)
Single File: some 45s. played. in sequence. randomly.
Dennis Coffey  Honky Tonk   Options single  Westbound  1976  45      1:35:06 (Pop‑up)
Earl Gaines  My Pillow Stays Wet   Options single  King  1973  45      1:38:16 (Pop‑up)
Roy Young  Rag Mama Rag   Options single  Kapp  1972  45      1:40:39 (Pop‑up)
Richard Hayman with the Spacemen  Baby's Acting Strange   Options single  Mercury  1958  45      1:43:25 (Pop‑up)
Celi Bee & the Buzzy Bunch  Hurt Me, Hurt Me   Options single  APA  1977  45      1:46:00 (Pop‑up)
Black Tambourine  By Tomorrow   Options single  Slumberland  1991  45      1:49:05 (Pop‑up)
Dionne Warwick  Knowing When to Leave   Options single  Scepter  1970  45      1:52:00 (Pop‑up)
Porter Wagoner  The Carroll County Accident   Options single  RCA Victor  1969  45      1:54:38 (Pop‑up)
Sniff 'n' the Tears  Driver's Seat   Options single  Atlantic  1978  45      1:57:24 (Pop‑up)
Stuart Estell  Just as the Tide Was Flowing   Options Shirley Inspired...  Earth  2015  LP    *   2:13:10 (Pop‑up)
Bitchin Bonnie Billy Bajas  Pretty Saro   Options Shirley Inspired...  Earth  2015  LP    *   2:19:43 (Pop‑up)
Bill Fay  World of Life   Options Who Is the Sender?  Dead Oceans  2015  CD    *   2:23:58 (Pop‑up)
Benoit Pioulard  Shut-ins on Sunday see   Options Sonnet  Kranky  2015  CD    *   2:28:53 (Pop‑up)
Hayden Pedigo  Dream Theory Part Four   Options Five Steps  Debacle  2015  LP  Featuring Robert Rich  *   2:32:07 (Pop‑up)
Lewis  Heartbreak   Options Love Ain't No Mystery  Summersteps  2015  Cassette  late 90s  *   2:36:16 (Pop‑up)
Tim Buckley  Buzzin' Fly   Options Works in Progress  Rhino Handmade  1999  CD  Take 3, 1968    2:42:18 (Pop‑up)
Kenny Knight  All My Memories   Options Crossroads  Paradise of Bachelors  2015  CD  From 1980  *   2:48:31 (Pop‑up)
Paul Revere and the Raiders  I Hear a Voice   Options Revolution!  Now Sounds  2015  CD  From 1967  *   2:51:54 (Pop‑up)
The Gates of Eden  No One Was There (Requiem)   Options Come to the Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults  Rhino Handmade  2004  CD  From 1967    2:54:40 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 9:04am OTB:

Morning, Mr. McGasko!
Avatar 9:05am Marcel M:

Morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Guido from Cologne:

Hi Joe!
Hahaha the guy with the talking steel guitar ... sometimes sounds like Kraftwerk ... have a couple of tracks on some steel-guitar comp
Avatar 9:08am βrian:

Surfacing … Good morning.
Avatar 9:09am Joe McG:

Blessings upon you all, my sons.
Avatar 9:09am maja:

hi all
  9:09am Claw!:

Good morning!
Avatar 9:10am Joe McG:

And my daughters!
Avatar 9:11am maja:

Avatar 9:15am KP:

Greetings from the East
  9:15am 108365:

that morricone was giving me heart palpitations
Avatar 9:16am Marcel M:

Oye! Chicas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am MD:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am MD:

good morning my friends...Hello Joe...
  9:18am Claw!:

Very nice cover here, Dear Father.
Avatar 9:18am βrian:

J'ai la fièvre, moi !
Avatar 9:20am Marcel M:

Dang Joe... Yous on FIYA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Guido from Cologne:

singer from Israel, doubt if she understood what sh sang
Avatar 9:25am Joe McG:

@Guido: That's OK, neither did I!
Avatar 9:26am d¢ pät:

yeah, who knows what Winter in Kanada means...
Avatar 9:26am Joe McG:

@dcp: Absolutely no idea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Guido from Cologne:

She fell in love and in that moment it became winter in Canada
Avatar 9:27am hamburger:

Something about winter... (just a guess / not sure)
Avatar 9:28am Marcel M:

I understood Winter in Canada, Hair... Window. Thats enough for me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Greg from Bloomfield:

Morning, Joe & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Parq:

Hiya, Joe. Y'know, I've been wondering about that "Veen-toor in Kann-nah-dah" record lately. Thanks for playing it and, more to the point, identifying it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Guido from Cologne:

Bit odd is the phrase "i found my heart" instead of "I lost my heart" (endlessly repeated in German Schlager lyrics).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Parq:

It says in Wikipedia, "Her genre is said to be Schlager." I trust at least some of you know what that means.
Avatar 9:31am d¢ pät:

I think it means Israeli singing in German for some damn reason...
  9:34am Brendan:

Avatar 9:35am bobdoesthings:

good morning
  9:36am Claw!:

You sound like you're feeling better this week, Joe. :)
  9:37am Brendan:

Mirning Joe and folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Greg from Bloomfield:

Don't feel bad, Joe. Superchunk is one of my favorite bands of all time, and I had never heard his name pronounced until like 4 or 5 years ago.
Avatar 9:39am Joe McG:

@Claw!: I'm getting there! I don't get sick often, but when I get it, I find it hard to shake.
Avatar 9:39am Joe McG:

@Greg: I'll just fake it and hope the MC tonight knows how to say it.
Avatar 9:40am Kurt Gottschalk:

nothing special planned for today? every minute of your show is special, jumpin' joe!
Avatar 9:41am Joe McG:

Aw, Kurt, you're a sweetheart.
  9:41am Laura L:

Love this Ryley Walker--Primrose Green, btw, is an absinthe-like drink. Wish I could make it to Monty Hall tonight, but will see him at Poisson Rouge in NYC soon instead.
Avatar 9:41am d¢ pät:

my doc told me colds and such are getting much more virulent. I had a cold this winter that made me deaf for a month and a half! That NEVER happens to me.
Avatar 9:43am Marcel M:

I will be serving beer tonight. So.. if you were on the edge of coming. There you go, now you have a reason.
Avatar 9:44am Joe McG:

Cool, Marcel, I'll be at the swag table tonight.
Avatar 9:45am Roberto:

Aww yeah swag me up Joseph!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Greg from Bloomfield:

Well I wasn't gonna go, but if that's where all the Cool Kids are gonna be...
Avatar 9:46am Joe McG:

@Roberto: It's my specialty!
Avatar 9:48am Marcel M:

@Joe: Cool! See ya there. Anna will be bartendress also. The dynamic volunteer duo.
Avatar 9:49am Roberto:

I really went all in this year swag-wise. Should have enough CDs to keep the family entertained in the car all summer long.
Avatar 9:50am Joe McG:

Nice, it will be good to see you guys again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Greg from Bloomfield:

@Marcel: Please set aside 11 of your finest, cheapest beers for me.
Avatar 9:51am βrian:

Russ Feingold just announced. Woo-hoo!
Avatar 9:52am Marcel M:

You too Joe!

@Greg: hehehe. Done!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Parq:

Enjoying this very 80s-sounding set.
Avatar 9:54am Roberto:

By "entertained" of course I mean a pastiche of amused, annoyed, and perplexed.
Avatar 9:58am Joe McG:

Hi, Parq, hope your Thursday is going well so far....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am doctorjazz:

Hi all, first chance to type anything.
Avatar 10:02am the Canterbury wood-elf:

@βrian We can hope. I'm currently rolling through Russ-land (Wisconsin) on a bus, on my way back to the UK, just about getting the 24K stream via the onboard wifi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Greg from Bloomfield:

What Parq said! Makin' me wanna dance like no one's watching.
Avatar 10:03am Joe McG:

@Elf: Welcome to the U.S. of A.! Bon voyage home!
  10:05am whattawino:

This Smiths tune is very Get Down Tonight-like. I like it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am annie:

listening, working, no commenting... all ears, though!!
Avatar 10:06am Joe McG:

Hey, annie! @whattawino: Yes, I could see Morrissey doing the hustle to it!
Avatar 10:07am d¢ pät:

what the WHAT? cover of Magnificent 7? Right on.
Avatar 10:09am Kurt Gottschalk:

whoa this lions!
Avatar 10:10am Marcel M:

Yeah this is pretty nasty
Avatar 10:10am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, wet day for ridin' that motorcycle.
Avatar 10:11am Brian in UK:

Mr Elf, have a safe journey home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am fleep:

That's some fine styling, right there. Greetings, Joe and stylists.
Avatar 10:11am Marcel M:

Info on The Lions: www.stonesthrow.com...
Avatar 10:13am Marcel M:

On a bus in Wisconsin heading back to the UK.... that image resonated with me heavily for some reason.
Avatar 10:15am βrian:

Yeah, Wisconsin is not a destination these days.
Avatar 10:17am Brian in UK:

The Kohler engine for the rotavator above came from Wisconsin.
Avatar 10:17am coelacanth:

Ahoy Joe and Noisies!
i haven't heard your voice yet but i hope you're doing better.
(you're here that's a good sign.)
Avatar 10:18am Marcel M:

He's coming in loud and clear Coel! Hi!
Avatar 10:19am Joe McG:

@coel: I'm not 100%, but I'm doing much better. Thanks for asking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am adrian in mpls:

ooooo, Cactus Blossoms!!
Avatar 10:24am coelacanth:

Good news! Hi Marcel!
  10:26am V Priceless:

Hey Joe and Thursday's kids!
Avatar 10:28am Joe McG:

Hey, VP! Hope you're doing well this fine Thursday.
Avatar 10:30am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Thanks Joe. Madison, WI tonight - something of a cultural oasis - then flying home tomorrow. Interesting times in this state - the political situation is troubling, to say the least. And being here shifted my WFMU listening out by seven hours, so that's been quite interesting too.
Avatar 10:34am coelacanth:

olá V!

aw man i missed a lot of interesting stuff in a very short amount of time!
Avatar 10:34am βrian:

Wood Elf, what part of town? I suggest The Victory cafe for coffee.
Avatar 10:35am Michael Shelley:

Heck of a set!
Avatar 10:36am Joe McG:

Great album, Michael, I mean that!
  10:37am P-90:

HELL of a set, maybe even...!
Avatar 10:37am Michael Shelley:

I'm chuffed
Avatar 10:37am PKNY:

Man, I really wish that Dennis Coffey had decided to rework "Scorpio" for the 85th time than put this generic disco-blues.
Avatar 10:40am Joe McG:

@PKNY: You've got to admit the cover is eye-catching.
  10:41am Brendan:

The waterbed has a leak
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am steve:

haha what a uniquely gross song title
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am doctorjazz:

Fabulous Band cover, love it!
Avatar 10:43am PKNY:

@Joe - I remember that cover from an article in the first issue of Grand Royal magazine put out by the Beastie Boys: Top 10 Misleading Album Covers.
Avatar 10:45am Joe McG:

Oh, it's not that bad. Nice party record.
  10:47am Brendan:

Hurt me , make me write bad checks
  10:49am poppa:

make me watch The Slap
  10:49am Brendan:

Safe word is hurt me.. Wait a minute...
  10:50am kamikaze:

Hey Joe! I'll be doing my show from upstairs today! :)
Avatar 10:50am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Ha ha! @Diane: Okey-dokey!
  10:54am Listener Alexandra:

This Dionne Warwick song was one of my mom's favorites. Thanks for this one, Joe :-)
Avatar 10:55am Joe McG:

Sure, Alexandra! It's such a pretty one.
  10:55am Brendan:

Doe eyed Dionne
  10:57am cheri:

hey joe, I really enjoyed your single file picks this week! hello all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Stevel:

I will never tell--unless I write a song about it, of course.
Avatar 10:58am Jeff:

But you didn't take a sacred oath not to SING ABOUT IT?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Stevel:

THAT is an inspired segue.
Avatar 10:59am OTB:

Singin' ain't snitchin'.
  10:59am kamikaze:

Gah! Love this song!
Avatar 10:59am Jeff:

Now he'll get all freaky with Warm Leatherette.
  11:00am Cooh John:

Hi Joe. Me, you, Sniff and the Noisettes. Just bought this 45 a couple weeks ago.
Avatar 11:00am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Love this song
Avatar 11:00am PKNY:

Serious AM Gold right here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Stevel:

Hooks, riffs, perfect.
Avatar 11:01am jillydg:

Hi Joe. Shelf duster Jill here. Driver's Seat always sounds so good. Such a rush...
  11:01am Brendan:

Maryland has a Carroll County and a town named Accident, however the former is not in the latter. Guess the song references the county in Missouri, where the songwriter is from
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Stevel:

There are no accidents. Especially in Carroll County.
Avatar 11:07am coelacanth:

yes,people. he didn't say "full-body pillow"!
Avatar 11:07am Alex Kid in Miracle World:

whats the music in the background/??
Avatar 11:07am V Priceless:

Yay Hugh!
Avatar 11:07am the Canterbury wood-elf:

@βrian: Not sure yet - being taken to meet a couple of friends' newborn baby, somewhere near the botanical gardens, then on to a basement somewhere for another friend's band practice. I'm off coffee at the moment, but thanks for the tip...
Avatar 11:08am V Priceless:

@ Alex - it's a Kevin Ayers demo

hey, Fish!
Avatar 11:08am Alex Kid in Miracle World:

whats the tremelo-y music playing in the background during this mic break? pulleeease help
Avatar 11:09am Alex Kid in Miracle World:

thank you! do you know which song?
Avatar 11:10am the Canterbury wood-elf:

@Alex it's a loop from a Kevin Ayers demo version of his song "Hymn" (the album was "What More Can I Say?")
Avatar 11:10am Alex Kid in Miracle World:

thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Carmichael:

Heya Joe, late as usual.
  11:11am Brendan:

Avatar 11:12am βrian:

There's an FMU connection with the cafe owner. Can't recall his name. Not far from the Olbrich Gardens.

There's plenty of good beer, generally, if that's your poison. It helps us cope.
Avatar 11:15am Joe McG:

@Brian: I'm glad Rob does these Barbes remotes. They're always good.
Avatar 11:15am Claw!:

I am eating a strawberry rhubarb tart right now, and lemme tell ya - this shit is DELICIOUS.
  11:15am Brendan:

@Alex - Crystal Clear
  11:18am cheri:

so joe, what's up? I love the single file segments!
Avatar 11:18am d¢ pät:

I have a free card for some tofu bahn mi but the damn truck isn't showing up today. Gonna have to scrape up some dough..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Carmichael:

Sniff! My favorite band back in the 80s. What's Paul Roberts doing now?
Avatar 11:21am Brian in UK:

@Carmichael. Something arty I would suggest. His album covers were always good.
Avatar 11:21am coelacanth:

...and here, the proverbial feces has commenced to contact the proverbial mechanical wind propeller.
i'm out. Thank you Joe!
ciao people.
  11:24am cheri:

well joe i'm checking out too, have a great week!
  11:24am Brendan:

Go in peace coelacanth and may the wind of the proverbial fan be at you back
Avatar 11:25am Claw!:

Hi and bye, Fish!
Hope to see ya later!
Avatar 11:25am V Priceless:

yeah, Fish...and don't take any feces from anybody either! Later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Greg from Bloomfield:

"The pig spore has hit the wind spinner"
Avatar 11:27am V Priceless:

what's up, Clawed one? hey Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Greg from Bloomfield:

  11:28am Brendan:

Beautiful song Joe
Avatar 11:29am Claw!:

Hola, Vee! How you be?
  11:30am josh:

That Bill Fay track was bloody lovely
  11:38am Brendan:

@Joe .. Dream Theory reminds me of Porcupine Tree's Gravity Eyelids
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Lewis:

its about time you started digging into my oeuvre...
  11:41am Brendan:

Cant wait to explore Hayden's other songs. Once again thanks for sowing the seeds.
Avatar 11:43am Joe McG:

You bet, Brendan! @Lewis: Nice work! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Mike East:

Did that Tim Buckley movie ever come out? anyone know?
Good morning Joe and internet friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- lemme know it does MikeE!
Avatar 11:51am Joe McG:

HI, Mike! Not that I know of...who was Tim?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Greg from Bloomfield:

McGasko: In A Romantic Mood (1959)
Avatar 11:55am Joe McG:

@Greg: Ha ha! That's me, but 1969. Thanks for listening everyone! Have a great week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Greg from Bloomfield:

Thank, YOU! See you later!
Avatar 11:59am Claw!:

Thanks, Joe! Have a great weekend!
Later, People!
Avatar 12:00pm βrian:

Busy Doing Nothing:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Mike East:

dunno who played Tim, but we rented a bunch of props to the production a couple years ago. Seemed like a big deal (ie: they spent a lot of money on props). Was very curious to see it. wiki has this to say: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Irene Trudel:

FYI Joe (and everyone), I'm working on a session for WNYC's Soundcheck with Mac McCaughan and he pronounces it "mah_KAHN." Mac says his last name rhymes with pecan, which makes it easier to remember. (The session is going to be podcast at soundcheck.org) Great show today, as always, Joe!
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