Favoriting Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from July 4, 2015 Favoriting

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A sight for sore ears. Power pop, freakbeat, and psychedelic songs for all six senses.

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Thu. Dec 28th, 9pm - Midnight: Mike Sin fills in for Dave the Spazz

Favoriting July 4, 2015: Filling in for Michael Shelley... and wishing USA listeners a happy (and safe) Independence Day... how ever you might be celebratin'!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Brian Howard and the Silhouettes  Back In The U.S.A.   Favoriting VA: Rare 60's Beat Treasures, Vol. 4  Gone Beat  1999  CD  1964    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Rory Storm & the Hurricanes  America   Favoriting VA: Liverpool 1963-1968  See For Miles  1983  LP  1964    0:01:48 (Pop-up)
Monica  Freedom   Favoriting VA: Le Beat Bespoke 6 - 20 Tailor Made Cuts  Detour  2015  CD  1972  *   0:04:48 (Pop-up)
Kurt Baker  Quit Dancing With My Girl   Favoriting Brand New B-Sides  Rum Bar  2014  CD  2014    0:07:03 (Pop-up)
Elements  Caught in a Storm   Favoriting VA: Acid Jazz Mod  Not Bad  2014  CD  2008  *   0:08:52 (Pop-up)
The Last  The Rack   Favoriting L.A. Explosion!  Bomp  2003  CD  1979. CD reissue of the band's sole LP with bonus tracks    0:12:05 (Pop-up)
Adam and the Ants  B Side Baby   Favoriting Family of Noise  Pure Sound  2010  LP  1978 demo for Decca records.    0:13:46 (Pop-up)
Eddie and The Hot Rods  Quit This Town   Favoriting Life On The Line  Island  1977  LP  1977    0:15:57 (Pop-up)
Shoes  Hate to Run   Favoriting Primal Vinyl  Alive Natural Sound  2015  LP  1980  *   0:18:32 (Pop-up)
Squire  Live Without Her Love   Favoriting Hits From 3000 Years Ago  Hi-Lo  1984  LP  1981     
Warm Soda  Find that Girl   Favoriting Symbolic Dream  Castle Face  2015  CD  2015  *   0:31:48 (Pop-up)
Muck and the Mires  Cheating Yourself   Favoriting Dial 'M' For Muck  Dirty Water  2015  CD  2015    0:34:16 (Pop-up)
Forz  In My Mind   Favoriting The Forz  The Forz  2014  CD  2014    0:37:01 (Pop-up)
Mike Rabin & the Demons  Head Over Heels   Favoriting VA: Freddie & the Dreamers and Other Great English Stars  Tower  1964  LP  1964    0:39:40 (Pop-up)
Prophets  My Little Girl   Favoriting VA: Hen's Teeth Vol. 2 - Blocked! Rare Beat & Psychedelia  Hen's Teeth Records  1996  CD  1965    0:41:30 (Pop-up)
Troggs  From Home   Favoriting Wild Thing  Atco  1966  LP  1966    0:43:54 (Pop-up)
Routes  Meant to Be   Favoriting b/w "Why I Cry" and "I Said Move"  Hidden Volume  2015  7"  2015  *   0:46:13 (Pop-up)
Los Brincos  Sola   Favoriting Grandes Exitos  Serdisco  1996  CD  1965    0:49:47 (Pop-up)
Ray Columbus  We Want a Beat   Favoriting VA: Keep Lookin' -- 80 More Mod, Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets  RPM  2014  CD box set  1966  *   0:51:53 (Pop-up)
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart  The Ambushers   Favoriting c/w I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight  A&M  1967  7"  1967    0:54:10 (Pop-up)
Pacifics  Say You Love Me   Favoriting   Mistkafer  2015  EP  2015. 7" vinyl EP  *   1:07:50 (Pop-up)
Ban  Place of Sin   Favoriting VA: With Love, A Pot Of Flowers  Big Beat  2010  CD  1966. Unreleased at the time.    1:09:31 (Pop-up)
La Nueva Generacion  Mas Me Enamoro De Ti   Favoriting VA: Chicas! Volume 2 -- Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974  Vampisoul  2015  CD  1969  *   1:12:35 (Pop-up)
Bill Locke  She's Got Soul   Favoriting VA: Modernists - A Decade of Rhythm & Soul Dedication  Kent  2015  CD  1968  *   1:15:36 (Pop-up)
GTVs  Organ Donors   Favoriting c/w Here's a Thing  Hidden Volume  2015  7"  2015  *   1:17:57 (Pop-up)
Cross Section  Hi Heel Sneakers   Favoriting OST: Quadrophenia  Polydor  1979  2LP  1978    1:20:59 (Pop-up)
Charts  Desiree   Favoriting c/w Fell in Love With You Baby  Wand  1966  7"  1966    1:23:31 (Pop-up)
Joyce Harris  Don't Knock It   Favoriting VA: Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 2  Norton  2015  LP  1962  *   1:26:39 (Pop-up)
Thigh Highs  Submarina   Favoriting These Are The Thigh Highs  Thightones  2015  EP  2015  *    
Zoltars  We Missed Out   Favoriting The Zoltars  Happenin  2015  LP  2015  *   1:40:09 (Pop-up)
Syn  Created By Clive   Favoriting Original Syn 1965-2004  Umbrello  2005  CD  1967. RIP Chris Squire.    1:42:02 (Pop-up)
Pink Floyd  It Would Be So Nice   Favoriting Shine On  EMI  1992  CD box set  1968. From "The Early Singles" bonus CD included with this box set    1:44:26 (Pop-up)
Condor  Lei Per La Vita   Favoriting VA: Wildworld Volume 3: Roma Raveup -- The Italian Scene 65-67  Wildworld  2002  CD  1967. Italian version of "Trapped" by Los Bravos    1:47:58 (Pop-up)
Raws  When I Walked   Favoriting VA: Copenhagen Beat - 29 rare tracks from the Danish Beatscene 1965/68  Hit 'n' Beat  2000  CD  1966    1:50:37 (Pop-up)
Who  Motoring   Favoriting Two's Missing  MCA  1987  LP  1965. Unreleased at the time.    1:53:57 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am

Avatar 11:03am

No MC5 Mike? ;)
lloyd michigan:

No Michael?
Avatar 11:06am
Marc Francis:

WOOOOP. Good morning all y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am
Mike Sin:

Good morning folks! Hi Marc, Lloyd, Smokin' J, and Dominick!

Elements song was definitely some power pop pop!
Uncle Michael:

I'm out in the car running 4th of July errands and rockin the optical sound. It's great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am

good to hear you today mike sin happy 4th everyone
lloyd michigan:

Good morning, Mike!
Avatar 11:20am

The Murphy bro's!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am

Glad to hear the last made the cut this time!
Avatar 11:22am

Going Fourth with Mike Sin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am
Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm at the town parade. If I had some WFMU signs to hang on my car, I could've represented.
Avatar 11:25am
Mailman Tom:

Good morning, fellow sinners !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am
Frank Above:

Hey Mike!
Avatar 11:34am
Sonny Rickles:

Mike Sin spinnin the tunes! Happy 4th!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am
Mike Sin:

Hey all -- thanks for being here!
Avatar 11:37am

Flag up! Marinating!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am
Frank Above:

The Forz! Nice!

just finishing breakfast
weather map says
storm front just approaching
jersey city
in my mind's eye
i am riding in mike sin's hot rod
Avatar 11:46am
Marc Francis:

Thanks for having us Mike!
Tom from Detroit:

Happy 4th mike
Tom from Detroit:

We'll have ya outta there in no time.

Yes it was done for the soundtrack.
Avatar 12:03pm
Marc Francis:

4 songs = ep in my head.
Avatar 12:04pm

An EP (short for extended play) is a musical recording that contains more music than a single, but is usually too short to qualify as a full studio album or LP. - wiki
Avatar 12:07pm
David Shortell:

Boyce and Hart also wrote a song for the previous Matt Helm flick (Murderers' Row) called ""If You're Thinkin' What I'm Thinkin'".
It's performed by Dean Martin's son's group, "Dino, Desi & Billy"!
Avatar 12:10pm

I enjoy Saranac Ginger Beer in my Dark & Stormy's.

Goya is a decent American one but Idris "fiery" is best.

"Ginger Apple Cider" by Aaron Burr Cidery (local to Hudson Valley) makes a dry natural version of ginger beer. A bit pricey, but it's not sweet at all, about 8% alc. and tastes like ginger beer before America grew back their baby teeth (or obsession w/ sweets.)
Stefan Dz:

Ginger beer? Have you ever tried plain old Goya Ginger Beer? One of its active ingredients is capsacin, the chemical extract from chili peppers them their heat. It's thirst quenching but it has a strong bite distinctive from European style ginger beers. Highly recommended for a hot summer day.
Stefan Dz:

That should have read "that gives them their heat."
Avatar 12:19pm

Jacco Gardner and his band played an excellent set this past week here in Tucson. The band did a nice job replicating the baroque psych pop stylings of his new disc 'Hypnophobia'. Heady stuff.
Avatar 12:25pm
Joe B:

show sounding great Mike!
Tom from Detroit:

Put that wig hatON yo heayad now baby!
dennis diken:

this version of "Desiree" is blowing my mind! love the original, never heard the remake, and by the same group. very cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm
Artie Haywire:

Great show, Mike!

Always a great show Mike. Pleasure to hear you again. Happy 4th!!

Reed's ginger beer is good. Available at Trader Joe's.
Tom from Detroit:

I love that johnny hurricane@ star club live version of sneakers. I think it might have been you mike that got me hip to that one....
Avatar 12:44pm

Yes, Reed's. Made with lots of natural ingredients. Many different versions and flavors. I like to make shandy by mixing Red Stripe with their Raspberry Brew.

You can really appreciate what a great guitarist Syd Barrett was in this song.
Stuart Rose:

And what a melody make ole' Syd was.
How many songs were we deprived of when Syd wandered off.
Avatar 12:52pm
David Shortell:

I believe David Gilmour was the guitarist on that Rick Wright song.

I stand corrected David. It was the flip side of Julia Dream which was sung by D Gilmour. Sorry for that!
Stuart Rose:

Yikes, I think you're right, David.
This isn't a Syd song, and the atmospheric guitar does sound like Gilmore's typical sound.
Stuart Rose:

Yikes, David, you're right. Always in the mood to give Syd credit. It did have that Gilmour guitar sound, spare and dreamy.

Didn't Wright also pen San Tropez?Another mellow beauty.

Thanks, Mike Sin! Catch you on the flipside!
Avatar 1:00pm

It was so nice! Thanks for the show Mike.
Avatar 1:01pm
Marc Francis:

Thanks Mike!!!!
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