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Options May 11, 2019: Guests: Mary Wilson of The Supremes AND Mr. Zero of The Kings

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Artist Track
Supremes, The  Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)   Options
Funk Brothers  Come See About Me   Options
Supremes, The  Mickey's Monkey   Options
Mary Wilson  Interview   Options
Supremes, The  You Can't Do That   Options
Explorers Club, The  Run Run Run   Options
Combenashuns, The  Hey Uncle Sam   Options
Sir Douglas Quintet  In the Jailhouse Now   Options
Meters, The  Here Comes the Meter Man   Options
Sister Wynona Carr  The Ball Game   Options
Muffs, The  Kids in America   Options
Bats, The  You Look Good Together   Options
Kings, The  This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide   Options
Mr. Zero  Interview   Options
Kings, The  Circle Of Friends/Man That I Am   Options
Supremes, The  Scott Regan Promos   Options

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CLICK HERE to hear a lovely short BBC radio piece where Nick Lowe talk about Fatback Louisiana USA by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Harlan County by Jim Ford

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to bid on the mechanical, sync and public performance royalties from one of the world’s best-selling music artists—Nicki Minaj

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for interesting photos of closed music clubs

CLICK HERE for info on the new Chris Stamey track!

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's Tinnitus!"

CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"

CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology, and who killed Kennedy!

CLICK HERE for "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE to read the four key lessons learned from the Steely Dan estate lawsuit

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to watch a video about a guy who represents was America is all about

CLICK HERE for the official "How To Read Nancy" website

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE to see a Thought Leader gives a talk on Thought Leadership

CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be

CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"

CLICK HERE to check the stats

CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE for a free download of The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE to see Michael Shelley get interviewed on a NJ public access TV show "Destination Montclair"

CLICK HERE if you have the stomach to read Rolling Stone's ridiculous "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time"

CLICK HERE to go "Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians"

CLICK HERE to watch The Cactus Blossoms live at WFMU April 18, 2015

CLICK HERE to watch James Hunter sing "Somethings Calling" live at WFMU Dec 7, 2015 - just so so so good

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on former guest on this show (and the drummer for The Beatles) Bernard Purdie

CLICK HERE to test your sense of pitch

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

CLICK HERE to find out "Why Do All Records Sound the Same?

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour

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

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 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 "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 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 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 for The K-Tel Story


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"?

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

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 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

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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, 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 Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

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

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 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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:14am Sid:

Yeah this beat goes on!
Avatar 11:03am Sid:

Bananarama must have been listening to this record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am TheLoneliestMonk:

hey Mike: happy saturday!
back to the grind?
Avatar 11:10am SmokinJ:

This is sweet ms! Mornin' all! 8-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Granny Spicy Tuna:

So wonderful to hear these stories
  11:31am paul:

Some airlines gave you a free 2-pack of smokes when boarding.
  11:35am paul:

A fellow Pisces!
Avatar 11:40am Sid:

Now you can't even get peanuts on a flight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Mike Sin:

Great questions here, Michael!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:48am Hughie Considine:

What a treat. Thanks, Michael
  11:48am David in ATL from NJ:

Wow, that was great! Thanks, Michael.
Avatar 11:49am SmokinJ:

Great interview ms. Pisces rule..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS: nice get on the interview!
  11:56am grandaddy perp:

that this song was is amazing. so was that supremes, the song damn
  11:58am paul:

Jersey Duty
Avatar 11:59am SmokinJ:

I did jury duty twice. An amazing experience! I still have contacts that I met sitting around and reading waiting to be called! I hope I get another letter! It's your civic duty (and pleasure!)
Avatar 12:00pm Sid:

Seems they cast a wide net for potential jurors since the advent of the internet. I haven't served on a jury since the 90s despite being 'called' 4 times since. My jurisdictions changed several times in that period also.
  12:02pm Baby:

Baby! Hi.
  12:04pm jury duty:

As an attorney, thank you for being involved. Our jury system is what, imo, makes this such a great nation. A jury of our peers rendering judgement to right wrongs and provide justice. Thank you!
Avatar 12:05pm SmokinJ:

Yeah! Milwaukee Brewers! Game starts in a short while.. We be rockin'!
Avatar 12:07pm SmokinJ:

Spankin' the Cubs..
  12:14pm Ojai John:

After months of listening to you on the archives, I remembered to listen live.
You sound exactly the same. :)
  12:15pm Mark in Toronto:

Did you just call them the Zeros?
Avatar 12:16pm Michael Shelley:

But there must be a small sense of added excitement... no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm listener 126464:

PIX penthouse party
Avatar 12:17pm Michael Shelley:

  12:18pm Cooh John:

Bought this record at the library. Curious because this sounds like it should be two songs.
  12:18pm Bic Lighter :

One of the great Canadian one-hit wonders
Avatar 12:18pm Michael Shelley:

Officially it is two songs
  12:20pm pp:

nothing like this pair of songs. Comparable to The Band's The Weight with its intro.
Avatar 12:22pm Michael Shelley:

WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE PLEASE have a listen to the debut #1 by 14 year old hit maker Juniper "BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!"


Chris Geddes - Mellotron, Synthesizer
Steve Goulding - Drums
Juniper Shelley - Farfisa Organ, Singing
Michael Shelley - Bass, Guitar
Keith Yaun - Baritone Guitar

Avatar 12:22pm Sid:

Yeah, there's a webstream I listen to semi-regularly that has just "Glide" in rotation. It works on its own.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

mellotron, farfisa & baritone gittar !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...it's a Hit !
  12:45pm Mark in Toronto:

Proudly Canadian!
  12:45pm dano59:

I am jealous of a 14 yr old with a Farfisa ... Saw a 14yo drummer last night who's fantastic!
Avatar 12:45pm Sid:

Beat/Glide was a rock hit in 1980 - the Hot 100 charts at that time didn't accurately reflect songs that were made hits by AOR stations. You could hear these songs everywhere as album tracks, but as 'singles,' they only made the lower to mid reaches of the singles charts.
  12:50pm dano59:

It was a real hit on AOR station WAAL in Binghamton. I lived in Dallas in 80 and it wasn't played as much there
Avatar 12:56pm Sid:

The synths on this new segue are very late 70s-early 80s.
Avatar 1:05pm Sid:

Great show, Michael. You really need 3 hours for all this greatness.
Avatar 3:33pm Hackensack Slim:

re: the debut #1 by 14 year old hit maker Juniper "BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!"

It's a Hit!
  8:54pm Scooby:

Ruh roh! No mp3 archive!
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