Favoriting Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from August 8, 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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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments New Approx. start time
Homer and Jethro  Middle-Aged Teenager   Favoriting c/w Don't Sing Along  RCA Victor  7"  1959. Produced by Chet Atkins and presented in "new orthophonic high fidelity."    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Confidentials  It's Summertime   Favoriting VA: Teen Blast USA! Volume 1  Gyro  CD  1966, but unreleased at that time. Featuring Robert Gordon    0:01:52 (Pop-up)
Coachmen  Summer Should Bring Happiness   Favoriting VA: The History of Texas Garage Bands, Volume 1 - The Sea Ell Label Story  Collectables  CD  1968    0:04:21 (Pop-up)
Fresh Windows  Summer Sun Shines   Favoriting VA: Utopia Daydream - New Rubble Vol. 4  Past & Present  CD  1967    0:06:47 (Pop-up)
Don Malena & the Dry Ice  Land of Summertime   Favoriting VA: A Fistful of Fuzz  Digital Music Transcendence  CD  1968    0:09:11 (Pop-up)
Les Mistigris  Summer Nights   Favoriting VA: Psychedelic Super Pjotr  Past & Present  CD  1967. Belgian?    0:12:47 (Pop-up)
Street Corner Society  Summer Days, Summer Nights   Favoriting VA: Come to the Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults  Rhino  CD  1968    0:14:31 (Pop-up)
Troggs  Last Summer   Favoriting Archeology (1966-1976)  Fontana  CD box set  1967    0:16:36 (Pop-up)
Finders Keepers  On The Beach   Favoriting VA: The Rubble Collection, Vols. 1-10  Past & Present  CD box set  1967    0:19:42 (Pop-up)
Lemon Fog  Summer   Favoriting VA: The Cicadelic 60's, Volume 2: Never Existed  Collectables  CD  1968    0:23:01 (Pop-up)
Cilla Black  Abyssinian Secret   Favoriting VA: Liverpool 1963-1968  See For Miles  LP  1968    0:33:19 (Pop-up)
Everly Brothers  Mary Jane   Favoriting The Everly Brothers Sing  Collector's Choice  CD  1967    0:35:34 (Pop-up)
Bee Gees  All By Myself   Favoriting The Great Bee Gees  Goldies  CD  1966    0:38:44 (Pop-up)
Searchers  Take It or Leave It   Favoriting 30th Anniversary Collection 1962-1992  Sequel  CD box set  1966. Written by Jagger-Richards.    0:41:06 (Pop-up)
Count Five  Merry-Go-Round   Favoriting The Compete Count Five  Performance  CD  1967    0:43:47 (Pop-up)
Sandie Shaw  Your Time is Gonna Come   Favoriting Reviewing the Situation  RPM  CD  1969. Sandie's great cover of a Led Zeppelin track within a year of the original's release.    0:46:31 (Pop-up)
Teddy and His Patches  Suzy Creamcheese   Favoriting VA: The Acid Dreams Testament  DLCD  CD  1967    0:50:05 (Pop-up)
Buccaneers  You Got What I Want   Favoriting VA: Texas Flashbacks: 95 Nuggets From the Lone Star State Volumes 1-6  Psychic Circle  CD box set  1967    0:53:17 (Pop-up)
Sonic-Lyne  Last Time   Favoriting VA: Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Volumes 1 & 2  Crypt  CD  1967  *   0:56:36 (Pop-up)
Matt Lucas  I'm Moving On   Favoriting c/w My Heavenly Angel  Smash  7"  1963    0:59:04 (Pop-up)
Rezillos  It Gets Me   Favoriting Can't Stand The Rezillos  Sire  LP  1978    1:14:20 (Pop-up)
Members  Flying Again   Favoriting b/w Disco Oui Oui, Love in a Lift, and Rat Up a Drainpipe  Virgin  EP  1980. 7-inch vinyl EP    1:16:31 (Pop-up)
Upstarts  Head Over Heels   Favoriting Boppin' in the 80s  Start  EP  1983. Six-song, 12-inch vinyl EP.    1:19:55 (Pop-up)
Radiators  Million Dollar Hero   Favoriting VA: The Chiswick Story  Ace  CD box set  1978    1:23:52 (Pop-up)
Sorrows  Play this Song (On the Radio)   Favoriting Love Too Late  Pavillion  LP  1981    1:27:16 (Pop-up)
Forz  Out There   Favoriting The Forz  The Forz  CD  2014  *   1:29:58 (Pop-up)
Routes  Better Off   Favoriting Skeletons  Groovie Records   CD  2015  *   1:32:21 (Pop-up)
Gripweeds  Rainbow Quartz   Favoriting How I Won the War  Jem  CD  2015  *   1:35:02 (Pop-up)
Long Chris  Nevralgie Particuliere   Favoriting VA: Wizzz!, Vol. 3 - French Pychodrama 1967-1970  Born Bad  LP  1967  *   1:37:47 (Pop-up)
Sound Reasons  If I Cared   Favoriting VA: Fringin' Faves, Vol. 1 - Fringe Factory Ichiban 2015 Premium  WFMU  CD-R  1967  *   1:40:40 (Pop-up)
Heavyweights  Utterly Funky   Favoriting VA: Keep Lookin' - 80 More Mod, Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets  RPM  CD box set  1969    1:49:24 (Pop-up)
Seventh Ring of Saturn  Mountains of the Moon   Favoriting c/w All the World is Love  Nusrat  7"  2015. cover of a 1969 Grateful Dead track. The B-side covers the Hollies.  *   1:52:09 (Pop-up)
Artwoods  If I Ever Get My Hands on You   Favoriting Art Gallery  Repetoire  CD  1964. Bonus track on CD reissue of the band's sole album.    1:56:17 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am

Looks like you taught those beach bathers well Mike!
Glad to hear you on the air again!
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Tomophobic Tom:

Greetings from Detroit, Mike - happy Saturday morning!!!
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Hey ms! Let's rock! 8-)
Avatar 11:09am

Wow, just noticed "Summer Sun Shines" is flip of "Fashion Conscious". What a great track...will have to bring back for Beach Blanket Belock 2016!
Avatar 11:11am
Marc Francis:

Oh man. What a treat to wake up to! Howdy Mike!
Cal Zone!:

Land of summertime is a beach burner!
Avatar 11:19am

Nice Troggs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am
Mike Sin:

Hi Everyone! Thanks for being here! Hi MattBe, Tom, SmokinJTodd, Marc, CalZone!, KP!
Avatar 11:20am

I always suspected Long Beach was ultrademocratic.
kevin groller:

Mike it's Kevin Groller. I'm diggin' the sounds, Brother !!!!!
David in ATL from NJ:

Great show, Mr Sin!

Mikey Rock City is here!
Avatar 11:29am
Reverend Fox:

Geez Mike, This fourth shelf surf music is SOOOOO OBNOXIOUS !
Uncle Michael:

tuned in in Topeka. Great stuff Mike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am
Gaylord Fields:

Super sunny summer sounds sourced from the Sin Bin — this is just what I need, Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am
Frank Above:

Now now! You're plenty cool in my book Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning; sounding fine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am
Gaylord Fields:

Cilla was one of those singers who came off as way too brassy/Bassey if not reined in by a good producer. But when she was handled sympathetically, she was a true gem! (The selected song here is definitely an example of the latter.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am
Mike Sin:

Hello Reverend Fox, Uncle Michael, Gaylord!, Frankie Four-Strings!, Ken From Hyde!
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Don & Phil rule...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am
Gaylord Fields:

@SmokinJ: Good name/comment/song synergy!
Avatar 11:40am

We be rockin' my brother :)

love this song
Avatar 11:49am
Sonny Rickles:

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Marc Francis:

HOT DAMN this cover is amazing!
Avatar 11:51am

This music is amazing! Thanks ms!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am
Ken From Hyde Park:

@SeanG - Agreed. Too bad ChrisT didn't have this available for his LZIII show the other day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am
Guido from Cologne:

Teddy And His Patches !
Best of best ever from pebbles Acid Gallery
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am
Santos L Halper:

Mike's got what we want...and how!
Cooh John:

Sinsatonal Sounds! Wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm

What is this wonderful bed music? Love that nasty fuzz!
lloyd michigan:

At least it ain't Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm
Gaylord Fields:

@lloyd michigan: Sorry, dude, he's already married.
Matt in Nebraska:

The Everly's do a sweet version of "I'm Moving On".
Bill D:

Take or Leave It on "Flowers " not Aftermath. Actually saw Rezillos in heyday, complete with Commander Eugene pompadour.
Mark in Toronto:

Missed the Rezillos recent visit to Toronto, but saw them about 1-1/2 yrs ago, still great. There is an interesting 1/2 hr documentary on youtube about Faye and Eugene, maybe made for BBC

Loving the music this morning/afternoon. WFMU makes my day sublime, yet again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm
Gaylord Fields:

@Mark in Toronto: Faye Fife's current day job: www.keilcentre.co.uk...
Avatar 12:23pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd:

In answer to the topic raised a little while ago...I imagine The Buccaneers heard The Boys Blue version of "You Got What I Want" as it came out in the U.S., unlike Sorrows version. Amazing song, think Sorrows' version is my fave. First spun for me by Vibraphonic Vince!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm

In answer to my own question after all the knowledgable FMU-philes stayed silent: Underground Set - Arcipelago...you'll go far with Soundhound and an old 'FMU playlist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm
Frank Above:

Yay! The Forz!
Matt in Nebraska:

@Bill D - at the risk of being "knowitall@aol.com", I think "Take It Or Leave It" is on the UK pressing of "Aftermath".
Mark in Toronto:

@Gaylord - very interesting. I guess the Rezillos can't really be a full-time occupation

Mike, your show is and has always been
a WFMU gem. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm
Gaylord Fields:

@Mrk in Toronto: I like the idea that Fay Fife fixes minds in the daytime and warps them at night!
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Gripweeds ... good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm
Gaylord Fields:

Jeez, this show went by fast!
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This show has been too good. I'm staying home today.
Bklyn kid:

terrific show Mike! (streaming it upstate I am Boppin' it o yea!)
Avatar 12:51pm
Sissophonic Cheryl:

Great show, Mike Sin!
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David Shortell:

The reunited Sorrows are California-based now, ain't they? I remember actor Robbie Rist played in the group on their 2011 tour (which included no fewer than three NJ shows, bless 'em!).
Cooh John:

The Heavyweights utterly knock me out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm
Uncle Michael:

I've been digging the show, out and about in the car, Mike. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm

Always a pleasant surprise when I flip on FMU and I get to hear some Mike Sin, even if it's just the fleeting moments of the show.

Wow, Seventh Ring of Saturn - reminds me of The Shoes - love it!!!

great set mike sin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

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Marc Francis:

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