MrZerro’s PsychoGello Vol.5
BUZZ Newspaper Article Jun-Jul 2016 (#63-pG)
So for my birthday this year (29th) I was lucky enough to make my 5th appearance on the KFAI 90.3 fm radio show “The Pop-Shop” where host DJ Izzy allows me to take over the show, which I call “Mr. Zero’s PsychoGello” my mission is to play songs by famous artists & not-so-famous artists, that dot not usually get air play, to give the listener something totally different, so I thought I would list my playlist & explain a little about the songs. you can listen to the link on KFAI.org “The Pop Shop” 23 May 2016.
Trashmen: “Goofy Foot” recorded live Jul ’64 in Wis on Sundazed, my Dad used to sit in with this band back in ’63, so I like to pay homage to these local heroes.
Roy Orbison: “Dream Baby” from 1962 on Capitol, I 1st heard this song done by The Beatles on the BBC, McCartney sang it beautifully.
WHO: “Daddy Rollin Stone” from 1965 on Brunswick an out-take from ‘Sing My Generation’ I 1st heard this song from the ‘New York Dolls’ on their ’75 Live LP, so far I like every version I have heard of this song.
Rolling Stones: “I’m Free” 1965 Decca Sep 1965 ‘Out Of Our Heads’ from Sep ’65 on Decca, I always loved the mid-60s Stones, too bad it was ruined by being used in a car commercial.
Kinks: “Sunny Afternoon” from Jun 1966 ’Face To Face’ on PYE a fairly dark & downbeat tune from the usually upbeat Brothers Davis, I wish they could have agreed on doing the re-union tour.
Beatles: “And Your Bird Can Sing” from the ill-fated “Butcher Cover” also known as “Yesterday & Today” from Aug ’66 the 1 Beatles LP that cost Capitol a lot of money.
We The People: “By The Rule” from 1966 on Challenge Records a 45 Single only, no full full LP from this great band.
Byrds: “World Turns All Around Her” from ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’ on Columbia from Dec ’65 a beautiful love song by Gene Clark, reportedly one of the reason McGuinn began to write more songs as Clark was making more money than rest because of royalties.
Rascals: “Find Somebody” from Jul ’67 from the Atlantic LP ‘Groovin’ one of the few lead vocals form Eddie Brigati, in 1966- 67 most of the Billboard #1 Spots were held by The Monkees or this band.
Boyce & Hart: “Where Angels Go” released in Mar 1968 on A&M from the film of the same name the 2nd soundtrack for B&H. I told Hart’s Grandson I’d play this for him that night.
Nilsson: “Together” from ’Ariel Ballet’ in Jul ’68 on RCA, Jones & Co. performed this song live in ’69 & there are 2 other Monkees’ related songs on this 1 LP, “Mr. Richland’s Favorite Song” & “Daddy’s Song”
Monkees: “Time & Time Again” an out-take from ‘Changes’ written by Bill Chadwick who wrote 10 other songs for the Band, recorded in May ’69 from LP ‘Missing Links’.
David Bowie: “Oh You Pretty Things” found on ‘Hunky Dory’ from Dec ’71 on RCA, I 1st heard this one from Peter Noone of ‘The Hermits’ I believe it was his 1st solo 45.
George Harrison: “Wah Wah” from ‘All Things Must Pass’ on Capitol from Nov ’70 Capitol, George was always my favorite Beatle, he wrote this one about the headache he received from McCartney, who constantly was telling him how to play on Paul’s songs.
T -Rex: “Jeepster” from Sep ’71 found on “Electric Warrior” on Reprise, thanks to the intronetts, Mark Bolan is more popular now than he ever was when he was when he was alive (Feld died on 16 Sep 1977) & my home town hero Tommy Bolin is usually confused with Marc.
Jorma Kaukonen: “Genesis” from ’74 on Grunt, ‘Quah’ is his 1st Solo LP after ‘Jefferson Airplane’ this one is dedicated to Mr. Zero’s long time Model Missy Marrz.
Gypsy: “Unlock The Gates” from another Minneapolis band, released in July ’71 on Metromedia their 2nd LP ‘In The Garden’, also this local band has just released a DVD documentary, worth checking out. (Dedicated to Ms. Jellybeans).
Tom Jones: “I Who Have Nothing” from 1970 on Parrot, as a kid he was my Mom’s favorite (later it was Ricky Martin) I love the haunting production of his early records.
Graham Nash: “Chicago – we can save the world” released in May ’71 from “Songs For Beginners” on Atlantic, he was in ‘CSN&Y’ as well as formerly of the ‘Hollies’ I have always felt this was his best work.
Steppenwolf: “Draft Resister” from the LP ‘Monster’ on Dunhill released in Nov ’69, recently I was asked “When I was in Jr. High what was my favorite band?” thinking they knew the answer (KISS or RUSH) I informed them it was in fact this band! While all the other kids were listening to the ‘Bee Gees’ I was digging this.
Taj Mahal: “Take A Giant Step” from 1969 on Columbia, an obscure Monkees cover. He also did a great song on The Stones ‘R&R Circus’ from Dec ’68.
Curtis Mayfield: “Superfly” from the soundtrack released in Jul on ’72 Curtom, I just love this type of early 70’s R&B, reminds me of when I used to work with Garius & Zack back in 2007.
Stevie Wonder: “I Wish” from “Songs In The Key Of Life” on Tamla released in Dec ’76, probably the last great song released before Disco & “Urban Cowboy” ruined music for me.
Blues Magoos: There’s A Chance We Can Make It” from Apr ’67 on Mercury the LP “Electric Comic Book” hailing from The Bronx, Pepe’ Castro was KISS’ Ace Frehley’s neighbor in the Bronx, I sent Pepe’ a message I’d play this for him that night (he did thank me).
Boston Tea Party: “Straighten Up & Fly Right” released in 1968 on Flick Disc, I found out about this band as they did the original version of B&H’s “Words” in ’66.
So there you have it my 5th stint “On The Air” hopefully I will do my 6th guest spot this fall. You can listen to the whole show at this link below….
Peace & Love & everything else…. MrZerr0
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