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Options October 17, 2017: SINGLES GOING TO HELL

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Artist Track
doug gillard  thing with a hook (pseu's theme)   Options
captain sensible  happy talk   Options
they might be giants  everything right is wrong again   Options
boyce & hart  my little chickadee   Options
the who  great shakes   Options
string driven thing  circus   Options
the cramps  she said   Options
mod fun  happy feeling   Options
paul revere and the raiders  mr. sun, mr. moon   Options
junkyard band  the word   Options
psychic tv  roman p   Options
the clique  sugar on sunday   Options
george harrison  miss o'dell   Options
Andrew Lloyd Weber  john nineteen forty one   Options
little nell  fever   Options
nu shooz  i can't wait   Options
kinks  gotta move   Options
cher  dark lady   Options
the four seasons  beggin'   Options
velvet underground  stephanie says   Options
r. stevie moore  everyone, but everyone   Options
u2  three sunrises   Options
ultravox  young savage   Options
the fall  hey! luciani   Options
raspberries  with you in my life   Options
doug gillard  breaking in two   Options
husker du  makes no sense at all   Options
the eleventh floor  jealous guy   Options
eddie cochran  summertime blues   Options
purple avalanche  oh-bah-um-dee-dum   Options
lonely moans  rockinerd   Options
ciccone youth  burnin' up   Options
shop assistants  train from kansas city   Options
shocking blue   venus   Options
the housemartins  anxious   Options
rainy day saints  all so unbelievable   Options
buzzcocks  everybody's happy nowadays   Options
the cyrckle  how can i leave her   Options
cocteau twins  orange appled   Options
yo la tengo  the asparagus song   Options
TSOL  thoughts of yesterday   Options
swan jovi  you give love a bad name   Options
my 3 sons  starving artist   Options
friend and lover  reach out in the darkness   Options
cheater  the hours and the times   Options
teardrop explodes  in-psychodia   Options

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Dominick:

Lovin' it
Avatar 12:05pm V Priceless:

Yay Cap! Heya Pseu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Krys O.:

Hooray for TWAH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Parq:

Love this Cap track. B side to "Wot", wasn't it?
Avatar 12:07pm northguineahills:

Classic TMBGs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm BronwynB:

hey pseu and everyone! that was my first time hearing happy talk with words, i had only ever heard a joe meek-produced instrumental version.
Avatar 12:08pm Roberto:

Halloo Pseu and co!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

BB, you've never see South Pacific?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm doctorjazz:

TMBG, Boyce and Hart, all smiles on this end!
  12:12pm melinda:

Hello everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm (Murakami Whywolf))):

I'm late. I only know "Happy Talk" from a college production of "South Pacific", was that the same song?
  12:13pm Websie:

heyyyy pseuuuuu

I almost had to be in South Pacific in HS.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm BronwynB:

Strangely despite my love of musicals I have never seen South Pacific or heard most of the songs!
Avatar 12:14pm V Priceless:

String Driven Thing! Saw them open for Lou in '75 - one of my first shows!
  12:14pm Rich in NC:

Great opening set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm BronwynB:

this is great!
Avatar 12:15pm Pseu Braun:

Hey Websie and All - don't forget we're halfway thru WFMU's "Into the Black" campaign -- please donate to help us thru the cold winter hell and keep your fave radio station going til Spring...click the dog/cow icon on the upper left side. THANxx
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Krys O.:

Ooh! Eeeh! Ha ha! <3
Avatar 12:16pm Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm (Murakami Whywolf))):

I carried Dick Feynman (with three other bearers) onstage so he could do a drum solo as a 'native chief'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Parq:

Bronwyn, hold out for a good regional or touring stage production. The movie is beat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm BronwynB:

@parq: good to know!
  12:23pm sugarwolf:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Hola-soymilk:

Hi everyone :) nice music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Krys O.:

Haven't heard Junkyard Band in ages. Thanks!
Avatar 12:28pm Chud:

Loving the gogo
  12:28pm Dennis Diken:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Mike Sin:

Just moseyed outside and am happy to be listening through the phone app -- very much enjoying thee show!
  12:32pm Websie:

"Roman P": Of the many versions of the song, the best known is the "Fireball Mix", which was featured in a mid-1990s Volkswagen commercial, to the confusion of many fans.
Avatar 12:37pm Pseu Braun:

thanks for that weird factoid, Websie!
  12:38pm melinda:

I like this George. New to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Pseu and sensible people.
  12:40pm sugarwolf:

JC Superstar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Uncle Michael:

I tried for three years...feels like thirty...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Parq:

At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Aaron Working In Newark:

oh...thast funny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Uncle Michael:

John nineteen forty one = whiny jesus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Hola-soymilk:

They might be giants fans can't discuss the human condition
  12:50pm melinda:

We didn't have South Pacific. It was JCS and Hair in the 70s.
  12:51pm Websie:

lol... Liat/Lt. Cable
  12:54pm Morgan:

I appreciate the #MeToo reference for Roman P.
Avatar 12:55pm Chud:

Oh hell yeah
  12:56pm melinda:

High school flashback!
Avatar 12:56pm Chud:

I wonder if the record library has any Kyper on 45?
Avatar 12:57pm Mike Lupica:

I love Nu Shooz. (Well, this song anyway.) One-man shithead dance party in my office right now! (Thank god my office has a door.)
  1:01pm melinda:

What a great theme. There was a musical skit on the Tracey Ullman show using this song, about a Beverly Hills proctologist and his ex-wife.
  1:04pm melinda:

Anyone else remember those musical numbers? I loved the show.
  1:05pm Morgan:

I think they did Dark Lady on the Muppet Show
  1:05pm Websie:

I hope youre all doing the claps on this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm ChrisB.:

I just heard Dark Lady in the Stop & Shop about 15 minutes ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Parq:

Listening to Cher's "Dark Lady", I can just *feel* my hair growing out to 70s length. My lapels! My lapels are widening!
Avatar 1:08pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm frozen_peas:

Parq, your lapels were dangerously narrow.
Avatar 1:08pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Good lord, I missed Capt.Sensible. Had that single about twenty million years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Gaylord Fields:

Awww... pretty VU is my favorite VU!
Avatar 1:12pm Pseu Braun:

Hi later joiners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Gaylord Fields:

Awww... pretty RSM is my favorite RSM!
Avatar 1:15pm Stay Frosty:

Outstanding groove, Miss Pseu. Have you got a scuffed copy of Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves? A blast from the past.
  1:18pm melinda:

I like the pretties too
Avatar 1:19pm Beast of Boonton:

RSM and U2
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Gordon FM:

Pseu, you rule for playing the three sunrises.
Avatar 1:21pm Pseu Braun:

Thanks, Gordon. This track is everything.
  1:26pm andrewb:

Did anyone hear Irwin on Dan Bodah's show yesterday. I think he might have said R Stevie Moore played back up on some Shooby Taylor tracks. Or am I confusing stories?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm I am the Upsetter:

three sunrises ( for me) was the last great u2 song. Still holds together well.
  1:26pm Websie:

My friend and I always sang this in the '90s as "Hey! Giuliani."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Michael 98145:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Michael 98145:

don't gotta apologize to us -
Avatar 1:34pm Stay Frosty:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Krys O.:

Was the song you couldn't recall, Don't Make Me Wait by the Peech Boys?
Avatar 1:40pm Jeff:

Sometime in the '80s or '90s I got to see Nell Campbell do her sitting-on-a-stool-on-a-stage cabaret chanteuse act. I enjoyed it.

I mean, she's no Ute Lemper... but I liked it.
  1:43pm jess:

wow! Love this HD song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Kat in Chicago:

I've got this one somewhere. Mary Tyler Moore theme on the other side?
  1:45pm melinda:

This was a John Lennon original wasn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Very nice version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Kat in Chicago:

Melinda - yes. Bryan Ferry did it too. I like the production on this one.
  1:48pm melinda:

I liked it too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Kat in Chicago:

This Purple Avalanche is... eccentric!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Michael 98145:

certainly never heard that before now
  1:56pm J Dream:

The best SY ever sounded, right here
Avatar 1:59pm Stay Frosty:

Ciccone Youth. How apropos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Dominick:

"Burning Up" is Mike Watt, not SY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Brian C.:

not SY, it's Ciccone Youth! That's a 7"? I dig my old CY CD from Pier Platters (RIP)
  2:01pm dinatekno:

  2:02pm J Dream:

I stand corrected. I guess SY never sounded so good
  2:10pm dinatekno:

I think I missed the name of who is crucifying this horrible song...who is it?
  2:12pm rob:

So Sue us , puss
  2:12pm Listener142985:

psometimes ya gotta take a pstand
Avatar 2:12pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

whoa. much post-mortem respect for Pier Platters. I still have one of those blue plastic business cards around here somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm the Master:

  2:13pm dinatekno:

Who did that Feelings cover? It was awful, I need to obtain it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Kat in Chicago:

Oh wow! I didn't know this was a Shop Assistants song. I've only heard Neko Case's version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm JP from KC:

Did someone say Kansas City?
Avatar 2:14pm Lopez:

Pseu's name anger reminds me of this: www.politico.com...
  2:14pm the gidge:

So this song. Does she go back to the guy from Kansas City? Or stay with her current love. I always felt like she goes back to the former beau.
  2:15pm dinatekno:

Thats the eternal burning question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Kat in Chicago:

Oh Google informs me it's a Shangri-Las song. Lots I didn't know!
Avatar 2:16pm Pseu Braun:

Why are women called "angry" for talking? WTF Lopez?
  2:17pm Stevel:

Few sharper songs than Venus. Talk about a thing with a hook(s)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Hughie Considine:

Superchunk also covered "Train"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Kat in Chicago:

Now I gotta look up that version too.
Lopez: yeah, WTF.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Hughie Considine:

Something in the pronunciation of "at your desire" makes it clear that Shocking Blue's Mariska Veres learned the song phonetically.
Avatar 2:20pm Mike Lupica:

Here's one of those blue Pier Platters biz cards Rev. Turnip Druid mentioned: tinyurl.com...

Oh shit, Housemartins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm Hughie Considine:

I firmly believe that the inaudibility of the bass on Housemartins records inspired Norman Cook to become Fatboy Slim and start big beat, where you could always hear the bass.
  2:23pm Harvey W:

Yeah , angry women .
Avatar 2:30pm Pseu Braun:

Avatar 2:31pm Chris from DC:

  2:35pm Jim H:

Pseu (sp?), your playlists make my day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37pm Aaron Working In Newark:

Gotta love some mid day TSOL
  2:39pm J Dream:

Psuch a good pset Pseu! TSOL always
Avatar 2:40pm V Priceless:

oh, this swan jovi is wonderful
Avatar 2:45pm Lopez:

Pseu: the way you were talking about your name being misspelled came across as angry to me and I remembered coming across that article years ago. Gender neutral reference. I even made sure to spell your name correctly and I'm listening because I dig your show. World peace! Gender neutral anger ftw!
Avatar 2:46pm Pseu Braun:

well if you lo-splain it that way. I can't tell you how many men truly believe my happy go lucky banter is "angry". it's exhausting.
Avatar 2:51pm Roberto:

Oh snap, I was thinking about this song just this morning.
Avatar 2:51pm V Priceless:

Am I the only one who thinks the B-52's should have covered this?
  2:52pm melinda:

I love Reach Out in the Darkness
  2:53pm Cooh John:

I miss the songs with the message from those good old days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Parq:

Vincent, it never occurred to me, but now that you mention it, I love the idea.
Avatar 2:53pm Roberto:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Stevel:

That skip lets me pretend the song goes on forever.
  2:54pm Eric Hat:

Wonderful to know!
  2:55pm Eric Hat:

@Stevel I was hoping it would!
Avatar 2:55pm TehBadDr:

Hey, Pseu's back, this time with musics! Hi Pseu!
  2:56pm melinda:

@cooh john I first heard that song in my high school history class, I think our teacher was giving us a sample of hippie-era message songs. He was everyone's favorite teacher.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Kat in Chicago:

I miss those peace and love message songs too.
Avatar 2:58pm Chris from DC:

This is Teardrop Explodes? Wow.
  2:58pm Eric Hat:

It’s amazing artists were so optimistic through such dark times.
  2:58pm Eric Hat:

But I guess the dark times never really end...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Michael 98145:

no, Eric, they don't seem to
Avatar 3:00pm V Priceless:

thanx Pseu - fab show!
Avatar 3:00pm Cheri Pi:

Great show Pseu! Tremendous selections.
  3:00pm Eric Hat:

At Pseu has a sick seven inch collection to guide us through it!
  3:00pm Eric Hat:

At least*
  3:00pm Mike Wolf:

Late pass comment but thank you Pseu was so cool to hear the Lonely Moans 7 as well as someone in 2017 even having a favorite AmRep release (though I preferred their Dope Guns track). —former AmRep employee
  3:01pm Cooh John:

@melinda; we need more songs like that
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