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Options July 18, 2015: Guest: Fred Goodman author of "Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll"

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Artist Track
Beach Boys, The  Heroes and Villains (with Mike Love commentary)   Options
James Kochalka Superstar w/ The Zambonis  Hockey Monkey   Options
Joe Carson  I'll Be There   Options
Dee Clark  You're Looking Good   Options
Mills Brothers, The  I Met Her On Monday   Options
Kinks, The  Juke Box Music   Options
Del Ashley  Little Miss Stuck Up   Options
George Morgan  Little Green Men   Options
Aretha Franklin  Rough Lover   Options
Bread  Don't Shut Me Out   Options
Group 64  All Over Now   Options
Sei Yamamoto  Wild Cat Stomp   Options
Barbara Lynn  Can't Buy My Love   Options
Toni Iordache  Sarba De La Medgidia   Options
Beatles, The  I Wanna Be Your Man   Options
Fred Goodman  Interview   Options
Rolling Stones, The  Off The Hook   Options
Johnny Cash  Cocaïne Blues   Options
Dave "Baby" Cortez  Popping Popcorn   Options
Bucky  Greenbank Swimming Pool   Options
Bucky  Teenage Research   Options
Jackie and Roy  The Word   Options
Don Reno And Red Smiley  Limehouse Blues   Options
Chuck Berry  Bordeaux In My Pirough   Options
William Shatner  Common People   Options
Terry Knight & The Pack  Got To Find My Baby   Options
Smokey Stover  Ballad of Jimmy Hoffa   Options
Raylets, The  Let No One Hold You   Options
Pelican  My Glasses   Options
Fleetwood Mac  Blue Letter   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Go Getter   Options
dB's, The  Love Is For Lovers   Options
A Minute With   Scott Schinder   Options
Billy Bob Thornton   

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see SEVEN videos of The Cactus Blossoms' amazing live performance at WFMU

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club

CLICK HERE to test yourself and find out "How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?"

CLICK HERE for an article about Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with files of the isolated tracks to listen to

CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of the book "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret" or CLICK HERE to read Carol's review of The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010

CLICK HERE to see part one of a short behind the scenes film about Brian Wilson's new album "No Pier Pressure"

CLICK HERE for Brian Wilson's new song "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine) live on SoundStage. and

CLICK HERE for "Wild Honey" feat. Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar

CLICK HERE for a great 2012 Rolling Stone piece about the 2012 Beach Boys reunion

CLICK HERE to see Cory Branan's "You Make Me" (in 3-D if you have the red and blue glasses)

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Better Records, whcih sells old lp pressings that sell for astronomical prices, e.g: The Police’s Synchronicity: $350

CLICK HERE for "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

CLICK HERE for "It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit"

CLICK HERE for "Why Cds May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl"

CLICK HERE to see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

CLICK HERE to create never ending always changing loops of a music files you upload

CLICK HERE for Gay Robot

CLICK HERE for PopSpots: exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history - tracked down with an obsessive level of research

CLICK HERE for 1971 tapes of Bob Dylan getting rightfully testy with A.J. Weberman (who used to go through and sell Dylan's garbage)

CLICK HERE for "Mind-Blowing Six Song Country Mashup" - which, if it is real, is pretty mind blowing

CLICK HEREfor the answer to the question "Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good Monster Cables?"

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets or CLICK HERE to listen

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman

CLICK HERE for the preview of the new WFMU documentary "Sex And Broacasting"

CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HERE for something odd: on the website of session guitarist Jay Graydon (he plays the guitar solo on Steely Dan's "Peg") he lists playing guitar on Cheap Trick's studio version of "I Want You To Want Me" among his 1977 credits.

CLICK HERE for some audio Illusions - "Can You Trust Your Ears"?

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

CLICK HERE to play Name That Drum Fill

CLICK HERE to read "Phish Has Been a Band for Thirty Years Now and They Have Sucked the Whole Time" and then CLICK HERE to read "This Is What Happens When You Make Fun Of Phish On The Internet"

CLICK HERE for the story of Be Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson and how he says his record label ripped him off

CLICK HERE to read about a recent Jerry Lewis show

CLICK HERE for the new release of 5 Style 1996 live on WFMU

CLICK HERE for Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

CLICK HERE for proof that Michael Nesmith is a nut

CLICK HERE to see some wise asses I'm a fan of

CLICK HERE to hear Bernard Prurdie talk about all kinds of things - including saying "Ringo's not on anything"

CLICK HERE for a film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

CLICK HERE for a laugh

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see drummer Joff from the band Bucky so some drawings of old people

CLICK HERE if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

CLICK HERE to see why the cowardly anonymous culture of the internet drives me even more crazy then art does

CLICK HERE for a little background on the Buddy Rich tapes

CLICK HERE for a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

CLICK HERE for the The Knack - this clip (with hard panned guitars) will help you understand the division of guitar parts in this song - which is not quite what I thought it was

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

CLICK HERE Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), including postage, on Will Birch's website

CLICK HERE for a reminder that you have to be 恋のホワン・ホワン (or HERE, or HERE , or HERE , or HERE, or HERE!)

CLICK HERE for info on an odd e-book "Nick Lowe: A Long Career That Never Gets Stale." It is 4 pages long and "sells" for $1.99. The same author has one about Dean Martin that was reviewed like this: "This pamphlet was complete gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

CLICK HERE, but only if you have golden ears

CLICK HERE for some amazing RARE STAX MUSIC from tapes Robert Gordon pulled out of the debris when the STAX building was being torn down!

CLICK HERE for STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for some classic Jerry. The whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

Listener comments!

  11:06am Trash Boat:

Holy butts, Hockey Monkey. I haven't heard this in years. Thank you.
  11:06am davefromtoronto:

mike love is such a dick
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Ken From Hyde Park:

Pow, pow, pow!
  11:11am David in ATL from NJ:

Wow, 2nd song of the day that I'm hearing an earlier or original version for the first time! I had only heard the Nick Lowe track up until now. Thanks, MS!
  11:12am CTEmpress:

YOU are looking good!
  11:15am David in ATL from NJ:

LOVE this Kinks song!
#1 for sure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Baby:

Avatar 11:17am Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Keef Richards on Allen Klein: ...'the price of an education'...
  11:20am Blanket:

Saw The Kinks' musical "Sunny Afternoon" in London a couple weeks ago, and it's got Allan Klein bringing them into arenas in the US... cue for Lola
Avatar 11:21am Michael Shelley:

CTE - great show last Saturday!
Avatar 11:22am David Shortell:

May Pang had kind words for Allen Klein when I saw her speak at the Ocean County Library on Thursday night. During the Q & A, she disputed one attendee's assertion that Allen cheated the Stones.
  11:23am P-90:

Little bit of an Everlys/Rick Nelson vibe on this "Del Ashley"
  11:25am Stuart Rose:

There's one point at which Gates does a little Bread vocal bit- a quiver-y phrase.
whatever happened to Gate? You'd think he had a couple more decades of tunes in him.
  11:28am David in ATL from NJ:

More cartoon running!
  11:29am David in ATL from NJ:

I miss that sound in today's music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

The last promo sounded like Weird Al singing.
  11:38am Stuart Rose:

Sei's no musical tourist.
He's really imbibed the country idiom.
Drained the glass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Mike East:

Is that a cymbalum?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am SeanG:

Avatar 11:45am David Shortell:

The release of the Muffs first album back in 1993 marked the first time an album I wanted was not sold in the LP format. So I bought the cassette (I was damned if I was gonna be suckered by that CD fad!).
Avatar 11:49am David Shortell:

When the Stones bought that song from Lennon/McCartney, did they realize the Beatles would release a version 3 weeks after theirs came out?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's way past time the relevance & the stories of the Rock Managers & Promotors was written. It's vital.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Mike Sin:

Lots of information here in this great interview -- Makes me look forward to reading the book this week that much more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm drr:

TIL you can listen to WFMU on a Roku.
  12:16pm lloyd michigan:

Well done. Would love to hear you interview Bowie or Chuck Berry. Or any r&r legend.
Avatar 12:18pm Michael Shelley:

Bowie or Chuck Berry = me too!
  12:22pm QuickGuest:

Thanks for the interview. I'm torn because it does seem like a paid rehab on Klein's reputation, but insights into the Stones' business machinations greatly interests me.

Bought the e-book on Google during the interview. Authors need to LEARN that WFMU moves paper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Melissa Jean:

good mornin!
  12:23pm dennis diken:

right on Mikey, great show!
Avatar 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

DD - did you hear last week's show - played some Buzzed Meg!
  12:27pm lloyd michigan:

Just when I thought I'd heard every Beatles cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm doctorjazz:

This Limehouse Blues is GREAT!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Stevel:

Dear GOD I love this Shatner number, not to mention the original song. Top notch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Melissa Jean:

hahahaha yes!!! been too long since I heard dah Shat
  12:37pm lloyd michigan:

Does WS know he's being campy or are his recordings earnest?
Avatar 12:38pm Michael Shelley:

Good question. Not sure there's an answer.
  12:39pm V Priceless:

Hi Michael! Great cut! Joe Jackson US fall tour @ NYC Town Hall, October. New record too! Woo!
Avatar 12:39pm Michael Shelley:

I dont hear camp in that song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm SeanG:

love that cajun chuck berry
Avatar 12:39pm Michael Shelley:

I'll see if I can get Joe on the show!
  12:40pm lloyd michigan:

Wrong word, I guess. But you get my drift.
Avatar 12:41pm Michael Shelley:

I forgot to bring my apple today.
  12:41pm davefromtoronto:

william shatner takes that stuff TOTALLY seriously

heard him on howard stern and he was completely committed to it as serious "ART"

what an ego...

and i love him for that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Melissa Jean:

for me, that particular Shat starts out campy and turns earnest.
  12:42pm V Priceless:

That would be fab, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm doctorjazz:

That actually is a great Shatner tune (stepped out while it was on), maybe the ONLY great one he ever did (I'm sure there's push back on that).
  12:43pm lloyd michigan:

Wish I had heard that interview with Howard, Dave.
  12:44pm davefromtoronto:

you might find it on youtube
  12:45pm lloyd michigan:

That's who you need to interview, MS: Shatner!
  12:48pm lloyd michigan:

And I agree with doctorjazz.
Avatar 12:48pm Michael Shelley:

Would love to!
  12:49pm David in ATL from NJ:

Great FM song, Michael! Had not heard that one in a long time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Since 'Common People' is such a 'narration' - it suits an actor...Shat songs are great - hard to believe he's not in on the joke...
  12:51pm lloyd michigan:

The craziest of this genre is Sebastian Cabot doing Like a Rolling Stone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Stevel:

Nice segue from Fleetwood Mack to The Dahlmanns. Production and vocal similarities and just great stuff.
  12:53pm lloyd michigan:

Walter Brennan doing Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town is just sad.
  12:54pm V Priceless:

Fine show, thanx Michael!
  12:54pm David in ATL from NJ:

My favorite dB's track!
  12:55pm lloyd michigan:

This is why I try to get up by 11 on Saturdays.
  12:55pm P-90:

As an acqaintance of Shatner's for many years (he and my Dad had a business relationship and were friends) I can tell you there is NO doubt that he understands the "campy" appeal of a lot of what he does. The Ben Folds collaborations are about playing to that campy image while trying to deliver something more. I think they often do.
  12:56pm lloyd michigan:

Thanks, P-90.
  12:57pm V Priceless:

Wow cool P-90!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm SeanG:

is billy bob the new andy warhol?
  9:55pm Red:

Thanks for playing Hockey Monkey! Love The Zambonis. They have so many great songs. My fave: Power Play.
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