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RADIO RPB #24 • August 24, 2018
Set List
The Sloppy Joes – Girl With the Light in Her Eyes
The Figgs – Powder King
Treeberrys – (Ah, Ah) Just Can’t Wait
The Milkshakes – Please Don’t Tell My Baby
Don Gardner – My Baby Likes To Boogaloo
The Young Rascals – Love Is a Beautiful Thing
Carl Perkins – Sweethearts or Strangers
13th Floor Elevators – Slip Inside This House
Ray Charles – Funny But I Still Love You
Dusty Springfield – Just A Little Lovin’ (Early In The Mornin’)
XTC – Frivolous Tonight
The Beach Boys – Transcendental Meditation

Sloppy Joes 45 on Diesel Only is the first released recorded effort by Michael Shelley. Michael is still making fine music and continues to host his inspiring  radio show on WFMU.

Powder King released on 45 by The Figgs in 1993 predates the version they re-recorded for their Banda Macho LP three years. I leave you to decide which version is better, but what do you think I would spin? Produced by The Dictators’ Andy Shernoff.

Japan’s wonderful Treeberrys describe themselves as Garage Pop and that is perfect.

I’ve been listening to The Beach Boys Friends album a lot, and Transcendental Meditation is the albums’ closing track. It hit me some time ago that although the song and release predate (second time I’ve used predate in this blog post, now three) the existence of NRBQ, it’s a dead-ringer. Score one for Mike Love!

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